Christopher Escher Lee Pigg, age 17, of Barlow passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Christopher had a heart of gold and always went above and beyond to make others smile. He was funny, loveable, talented, intelligent, respectful and considered a best friend by many. He was an amazing big brother and cousin, who was looked up to by each of them. Christopher had a smile that could melt anyone's heart that will forever be etched in his loved ones memories. He was a member of Ballard County 4-H, Shooting Sports, Technology Club, Teen Club and attended Teen Conference for 3 years. He loved spending time with his friends and family, enjoyed duck hunting and loved music, especially the Grateful Dead. He was a Junior at Ballard Memorial High School, employed by Myatt Poultry Farm and was a member of The Church of God. Although it was not near long enough, Christopher leaves behind 17 years of wonderful memories for those who were fortunate enough to be a part of his life. He is survived by his parents Brandee Myatt of Barlow and Jamie Pigg of Wickliffe; brothers Isaac Pigg and Emmitt Myatt of Barlow, Grandparents Charlie and Deena Myatt of Barlow and Richard and Cathy Pigg of Wickliffe. Great Grandfather Jimmy Myatt of Barlow and Great Grandmother Eva Ruth Pigg of Beardstown, IL. Aunts and Uncles; David and Amanda Prince, Chad and Alysia Myatt all of Barlow, Richie and Brandi Pigg of Bardwell, Angle Pigg of Lawrenceberg, KY and Josh Pigg of Bandana, KY. And Several Cousins. He is preceded in death by his Great Grandmother Ethel Myatt, Great Grandparents Charles and Laura Jean Hite, Great Grandfather James Wydell Pigg, Great Grandparents Billy Joe and Stella Marie Bobbett and Great Uncle "Little" Jimmy Myatt. Funeral Services for Christopher were held at Morrow Funeral Chapel on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.with his father Jamie Pigg and grandfather Rev. Richard Pigg officiating. Burial followed at the Barlow Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ballard County 4-H Council Christopher Pigg Memorial Fund PO Box 237 La Center, KY 42056. Condolences to the family may be left at www.morrowfuneralchapel.com
Judy Myers Slusmeyer, 68, of Paducah, KY passed away at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at her residences. She was born in Lovelaceville, KY. She was retired from Western Rivers Insurance Agency as a Customer Service Representative. Judy was a member of the Salt and Light Community Church and was a avid Quilter. She is survived by her sister, Jeanie Soper and husband Mike of LaCenter, KY; Granddaughters, Ashleigh Slusmeyer and Alyssa Slusmeyer both of Paducah, KY; Daughter in law, Shawna Slusmeyer of Paducah, KY; special niece, Dana Tuttle of Owensboro, KY; Nephews, Keith Myers and wife Vanessa of Lovelaceville, KY, David Soper of Paducah, KY, Ricky Lawrence of Tennessee and Gary Lawrence of Texas; nieces, Linda Coomes of Owensboro, KY and Jan Ogden of Evansville, KY; great niece, Isabella Myers of Lovelaceville, KY and her beloved Yorkie, Harry Puffer. Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Slusmeyer; daughter, Gena Slusmeyer McKay; son, Greg Slusmeyer; three sisters, Runee Lawrence, Kathleen Moss and Lou Paschal; brother, Julian Myers. Her parents where Dewey Myers and Era Byassee Myers. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Jim Glover officiating. Private burial will be at Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003. You may leave a message, light a candle or share a song tribute for the family at www.milnerandorr.com.
Charles Louis Smith, 84, of Cairo died at 7 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Daystar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Patricia Thompson Hornbeak Smith; three daughters, Angela Biggerstaff of Grand Chain, Susan Aden of Anna and Melanie Belcher of Pittsburg, Illinois; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Duke of Evans, Georgia, and Jeanne Passantino of Denison, Texas; one brother, Donald R. Smith of Denison; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. His parents were Loren Bronson and Willa Mae Willard Smith. Services were held Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cairo with the Revs. Chris Mujule and Larry Potts officiating. Military honors will be accorded by local veterans and the Illinois National Guard. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery in Villa Ridge. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Church Building Fund.
Imogene L. Downing, 88, of Metropolis died Friday, February 20, 2015, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation of Paducah. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Lee Turner Osborne of Paducah; one son, Darell "Butch" Turner of Metropolis; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lana Sue Turner Hutchison; one son, John Louis Turner; two brothers; and one granddaughter. Her parents were Ruby and John Burkhead. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, in Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Charles Tate officiating. There will be no visitation. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.