Mary Gertrude Meyer, 94, of Kevil, Kentucky, formerly of Marshall County, passed away at 12:33 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Life Care Center of La Center. Mary graduated from Hardin High School in 1940 and was a member of the Union Hill Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, Dale Meyer and his wife Bonnie of Kevil, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Jaycen Meyer and his wife Julia of West Paducah, Kentucky, and Jill Fletcher and her husband Matt of Benton, Kentucky; five great-grandchildren, Joshua Meyer and his wife Chelsey, Cody Meyer and his wife Emily, Abbie Fletcher, Emma Fletcher and Brady Fletcher; one great-great-granddaughter, Lilly Ann Meyer; a great-great-grandson, Rhett Meyer to be born in May; and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by one sister, Rubena Burd; and two brothers, Vester Faircloth and Hilton Faircloth. Her parents were Robert Ray Faircloth and Ora Vanise Faircloth. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home in Benton. The Rev. Andrew Shelton will officiate, and burial will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from noon until the funeral hour on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International-Paducah West Camp, P.O. Box 10, Kevil, KY 42053. Condolences may be sent on-line at www.filbeckcannking.com.
Alice O. Troutman Davidson, 99, of Paducah, formerly of Metropolis, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at McCracken County Nursing and Rehab. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis, where other arrangements were pending.
Sandra Ashcraft, 70, of Wickliffe died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015, at her home. Arrangements were incomplete at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe.
Emily Shemwell, age 96, died at Life Care Center in La Center Saturday evening at 4:50 p.m. Emily was a member of First Baptist Church of La Center. She farmed for many years in Ballard County with her husband Charles. She was a Master Farm Homemaker. Emily taught Primary Sunday School Class for many years. Emily is survived by one son, Jerry Keith Shemwell and his wife Alice of Paducah; one daughter, Cheryl Walters and her husband Steve of Wickliffe, Ky. One sister, Louise Viniard of Gage. Four grandchildren, Todd Williams and his wife Jeana of La Center, Eric Williams and his wife Amy of La Center, Ashley Gibson and her husband Trent of Murray, Ky., and Amy Elizabeth Shemwell Casson and her husband Chase of California. Eleven great-grandchildren, Neely and Tinslee Williams, Caden and Cohen Williams, Grayson and Tyce Gibson, Caroline, Audrey and Kate Casson, and Abby and Anna Gates. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Shemwell; four brothers; three sisters; and her parents, James and Essie Terrell. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in La Center with the Rev. Mark Sickling officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 10, Kevil, Kentucky 42053.
Lisa Hammonds Dargert, age 52, our most beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, won her victory of healing in heaven at 6:20 P.M. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at her home in Monee, IL, surrounded by loved ones. Lisa was always smiling, she was loved by so many and her presence would light up the room. She loved people, they were her passion and her excitement for life was contagious. She attended Country Club Hills, Baptist Church growing up and was a current member of Peace Lutheran Church in New Lebanon, IL. She worked at Peotone Elementary in Peotone Illinois, where she was an aid to children with special needs. She was a volunteer for the Peotone Booster Club and enjoyed attending sporting events, especially wrestling meets and football games. She lived her life with exhilaration, and loved attending her chicken farm, going to the beach, walking her dog and spending time with her family. Everything she did she gave it her all, always putting others first. Lisa is survived by her husband Chuck Dargert, a daughter Samantha Jo Dargert and son Clay Dargert: her faithful dog, Buddy and cat, Spring; her parents Fred and Margie (Petty) Hammonds of Paducah, two sisters Marcia Orlovich (her faithful caregiver) and husband Richard of Manhatton, Illinois, Freida Cardwell and husband Chet of Sikeston, Mo. and a brother Fred Hammonds Jr. of Kevil, two aunts Carolyn Petty and Rachel Hammonds, two uncles Jessie Hammonds and wife Margaret, Luch Carter, many nieces and nephews (who she adored) and many cousins. She is also survived by her 100's of friends on Facebook who have supported her during her courageous battle and meant so much to her through their prayers and encouragement. I know she would say "thank you, I love you and will see you later." She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edward Layton and Verdie Thurston Petty: Sid and Rosie Green Hammonds. Services for Lisa will be at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah on Wednesday March 11th at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Jared Hayes will officiate with burial following at Owens Chapel where she will be laid to rest with her family that has gone on before her. The pall bearers are, Paul Carter, Kevin Hammonds, Michael Hammonds, Greg Hammonds, Gary Hammonds, Ampie Hammonds and Bill Polley. One of Lisa's last requests was that she hopes she is singing in the angel's choir! You may leave a message, light a candle or share a song at www.milnerandorr.com.