Charles Gilbert, 67, of Metropolis, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at his home. Mr. Gilbert was a member of the Living Waters Pentecostal Church in Joppa. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Gilbert; his children Charles Gilbert Jr., of Metropolis, Donald Gilbert, of Decatur, April Trosper, of Elkhart, Indiana, Denise Gilbert, of Metropolis, and Karen Sharp, of Joppa; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Mike Gilbert and Kenneth Gilbert, and one sister, Judy Callentine, all of Elkhart, Indiana. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. His parents were Everett and Lucille Merrill Gilbert. There are no services planned at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sharon Nussman, 63, of Metropolis died at 3:59 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Lourdes hospital. She was a member of Upper Salem Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Don L. Nussman.Her parents were Ward and Jane Elizabeth (Rogers) Thomas. Private graveside services were held at Rentfro Cemetery in Johnson County with Justin Wolfe officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis handled arrangements.
Lillard B. "X" Warden, 82, of Mounds, formerly of Mound City, died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2015, at his home. He owned and operated Warden Supplies Shop in Mound City; served 21 years on the Cairo Fire Department; served in the National Guard; and was a member of the Kim Shriners Club in Cairo, Cairo Elks, the Masonic Lodge in Cairo and the American Legion Post in Villa Ridge. He is survived by one daughter, Skeeter Harrell of Mounds; one son, Jimmy Warden of Mound City; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Warden. His father was Lillard B. Warden Sr. Memorial services were held Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at Jones Funeral Home Villa Ridge with the Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge with full military honors. Masonic services and Shriners, began at 11:00.. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Children's Shriners Hospital.
Magdalean "Maggie" Bussey Allred, age 71, died Monday, January 26, 2015, at 8:41 a.m., at her home in Barlow. She was born to John and Birdie Bussey on September 4, 1944. Maggie owned and operated The Touch of Class Hair Salon in Barlow for many years. She was a member of Barlow Baptist Church. She was involved in Boy Scouts with her son, Charlie. Maggie was a foster parent for many years. She is survived by two sisters, Gloria Bussey Hibdon of Barlow and Linda S. Bussey Parson of Scammon, Kansas. Maggie was preceded in death by one son, Charlie Allred; and five brothers, Billy Myatt, Russell Myatt, John Earl Bussey, John Warren Bussey and James David Bussey; two sisters, Martha Stites and Salley Shelbourne; and her parents, John and Birdie Bussey. Memorial services were held Friday, January 30, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev. Glen Crowe and Rev. Scott Fickes officiating. Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center is handling arrangements.
Thelma Mae York Willoughby Conkright, age 99, died Monday morning at 9:16 a.m. at New Haven Assisted Living in Kevil. She was born in Allen County, Ky. on November 6, 1915. Thelma joined Durham Springs Baptist Church in Scottsville, Ky. at a very young age. She taught Sunday School at Oaklawn Baptist Church in Paducah for several years. She is survived by two daughters Creo Willoughby of Kevil, and Carole Willoughby of Mims, Florida. Two sons Arnett Willoughby of Kevil, Ky. and Harry Willoughby of Athens, Alabama. One Step-son Joe Conkright of Bayliss, Illinois and one sister Newman York Hogue of Sctosville, Ky. Eleven Grandchildren, Twenty three Great Grandchildren and four Great Great Grandchildren. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents Joseph W. and Emily Iola York; four sisters Audrey Douglas, Dollie Taylor, Irene Hammond, and Ruby Wimpee; three brothers Joseph W. York, Robert M. York, and Eldon L. York and one Grandaughter Kimberly Spears. Thelma was a truly remarkable woman. She was strong and worked three jobs as a single mother to keep her family together. She was employed during W.W. II on an airplane assembly line, but she excelled as a seamstress. She labored until her failing eyesight forced her to retire. She was a gentle, humble woman who was a good listener and friend. She found good in everyone. God has a new angel. Funeral Services were held Friday. January 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with the Rev. Thomas Willoughby officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Paducah. Memorial Contributions may be sent to Lourdes Hospice Foundation Fund P.O. Box 7100 Paducah, Kentucky 42002-9961