Mr. Mark D. Browning, age 55, of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Metropolis with Rev. Dan Whitfield officiating. Mr. Browning was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church and worked for Millwork Products in Paducah for over 10 years. Mark is survived by his mother, Janet Browning of Metropolis; daughter, Heidi Leonard and husband Clarence of Marion, Illinois; son, William Browning of Metropolis; two grandchildren, Daniel (Cal) Ginger of Metropolis and Remy Leonard of Marion; one brother, Keith Browning of Metropolis; one niece Maggie Browning of Nashville, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his father, William "Bill" Browning; and son, Justin Croach. Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.
Emily Smith, 52, of La Center died at 1:09 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Lourdes Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center. Friends may call at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Other arrangements were incomplete.
Elton Priddy Jr., 66, of Kevil died Sunday evening, January 25, 2015, at Baptist Health Paducah. He was a retired multi-craft mechanic for NewPage paper mill. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Priddy; two daughters, Lawanda Fagan of Georgia and Monika Priddy of Paducah; one stepson, James Jones of Louisville; six brothers, Jimmy Doyle of Henderson, Warren Priddy of Paducah, James Priddy of Brookport, Illinois, Ralph Priddy of Mayfield, Donald Priddy of Tucson, Arizona, and Jason Burks of Eddyville; six sisters, Barbara Monie of Frankfort, Gwendylon Priddy and Jeannette Relford, both of Lexington, Charlotte Priddy of Atlanta, Shelia Forrest of Paducah, and Barbara Edwards of California; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. His parents were Elton Priddy Sr. and Georgia Mae Stone. A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Lindsey Funeral Home.
Mr. Miles A. Cohoon, age 83, of Brookport, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at his residence. Masonic rites will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis. Funeral services will immediately follow with Rev. Scott Harner officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service in Pell Cemetery with military rites. Mr. Cohoon was an Army Veteran and a member of the VFW, the Bay City Masonic Lodge #771 and Past Master of the #232 Farmer's Lodge in Brookport. Miles is survived by his daughter, Belinda Thomas and husband Michael of Metropolis; son, David Cohoon of Brookport; 3 grandchildren, Matthew Thomas, Mackenzie Thomas, and Bradley Thomas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carry and Pauline (Harris) Cohoon; wife, Mable Cohoon; 2 sons, Randy Cohoon and Steven Cohoon; 2 brothers, Bob Cohoon and Clarence Cohoon; 1 granddaughter, April Cohoon. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.
Gene Allen Stewart of La Center lived 90 wonderful years before returning to the Lord on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. He was born to Malcolm and Laura Howle Stewart in Wickliffe, Kentucky, on October 18, 1924. Gene met the love of his life, Carlisle County native Fay Henley Stewart, in 1952 and they married June 26, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan. He was blessed with four children and five grandchildren. Gene's nickname was "Crapgame." During childhood days one summer of the Great Depression Era in Barlow, local men allowed him to peek-in as they gambled shooting craps. Told one day he was no longer welcome at the gathering, the youngster ran for the local sheriff yelling "cwapgame, cwapgame." Entering the United States Army in 1942 at the age of 18, Gene served during World War II, the Korean War and the start of the Vietnam War. Gene's three brothers also served our country, each one in a different branch of the military. In 1952, Gene was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital in Washington, D.C., and trained in the making of prosthetic artificial eyes. He later became the Army's chief ocularist. After retiring in 1965 with 23 years of duty, Gene was part of a business team that created the first colored contact lens. He opened S.P. Artificial Eye Company in Washington before moving to his native Ballard County in 1969. Gene designed, produced and fitted artificial eyes for patients in his La Center home for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2009. Gene enjoyed antiquing, a passion kindled as stamp collecting in the early 1960s and rekindled when he carried on the Disney collection begun by daughter Kerrie after her passing in 1983. He was a Free Mason and enjoyed reading and discussing local history. Gene is survived by his wife Fay of 60 years; daughter, Karen Hargrove (Bruce) of La Center; son, Kevin Stewart of Paducah; and daughter, Kimberlee Copeland (Jeff) of Draffenville. He is also survived by a brother, Malcolm Stewart of La Center; grandchildren Molly, Emily and Katey Hargrove of La Center, and Conner and Haley Copeland of Draffenville. He was preceded in death by daughter, Kerrie Fay; his parents; brothers, Warren and Howard; and sister, Annette. Funeral services were held Friday, January 23, 2015, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with Brother Lance Cordle officiating. Interment followed at Barlow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kerrie Fay Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund No.1, which helps a Ballard Memorial graduating senior pay tuition to Western Kentucky University. The fund's address is: College Heights Foundation, 1906 College Heights Blvd. # 41016, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Condolences may be left for the family at www.morrowfuneralchapel.com
Clois Viniard, 86, of Wickliffe died at 6:11 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015, at his home. Arrangements were incomplete at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe.
Wayne D. Harris, age 88, of Paducah, KY passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Mr. Harris was born January 16, 1927 to the late Ira and Pearl Dowdy Harris in Paducah, KY. He was a member of the Margaret Hank Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He retired from National Cash Register, and he served his country in the United States Navy. Surviving are his two children, Randy Harris and wife Patty of La Center, KY., and Janice Harris of Paducah, KY., two grandsons, Clay Harris and fiance' Lori Cook of Ledbetter, KY., and Austin Harris and wife Alyssa of La Center, KY., two sisters Barbara Heath of Mayfield, KY., and Francis Fox and husband Don of Paducah, KY., several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Lynda Throgmorton Harris, two brothers, George Harris and Dr. Melvin Harris. Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 24th at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center, KY. with Rev Mark Sickling officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery in West Paducah. Donations can be made in memory of Mr. Harris to St. Mary's Food Pantry, PO Box 570, La Center, KY 42056.Condolences may be left for the family at www.morrowfuneralchapel.com