Joey Dan Gill, 54, of Gage passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on July 3, 1961, in Paducah, Kentucky, to the late Horace and Ruby Piper Gill. Joey was a graduate of Heath High School and West Kentucky Vocational School. Joey was a lifetime member of the NRA, an award-winning leader of Barlow Boy Scout Troop 66 since 2000, member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church, a first class radio telephone operator licensed by the Federal Communications Commission since 1981 and writer for TV Technology magazine. Joey loved playing banjo and guitar, had a fourth degree black belt in American freestyle karate through Young's Karate, was an all around man's man and big kid at heart. Joey began working at WPSD when he was 19 years old and for the last 15 years, served as Chief Engineer. In this role, he led the WPSD team in the transition to high definition TV, the installation of all new equipment, and repair of high voltage television transmitters and specialized news-gathering tools. Not only did he wire the TV station, he was wired into the lives of all the people he worked with. There was no thing he couldn't fix, no person he wouldn't help, no fire he couldn't start and no mountain he wouldn't climb in his beloved Suzi. He was the heart and soul of his family, the source of all fun and all around funny guy. It is no secret Joey Gill was crazy about his family. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Terry Gill, and two children, Jordan of Waynesville, N.C., and Amanda of Lexington; two sisters, Ellen Kelley and husband Kenneth of West Paducah; and Nancy Gill and fiancé Wayne Gibby of West Paducah; sister-in-law Judy Gill of Wickliffe; niece, Lana Kelley Estes and husband Tony of Paducah and nephew Brad Kelley and wife Sheri of Independence, Mo.; father-in-law, Thomas Edward Terry and Donna of Mayfield; sister-in-law Karen Terry Spires and husband Randy of West Columbia, S.C. and two nieces Whitney Davis and husband Brad of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Meredith Huggins and husband Will of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; brother-in-law, Tracy Terry and wife Ronda of Washington Courthouse, Ohio. Joey also had a multitude of cousins, great-nephews, great-nieces and friends he loved dearly. His parents and his brother, Byron Gill, preceded him in death. A visitation was held held Tuesday, September 8, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home. A memorial service followed on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah. A private family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Joey's memory to two of his favorite causes: Barlow Boy Scout Troop 66 and Nate's Wish. For donations to the Boy Scouts, checks can be made out to Barlow United Methodist Church, earmarked to the Joey Gill Troop 66 High Adventure Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 99, Barlow, KY 42024. Proceeds will be used to help local Boy Scouts that need financial assistance to attend high adventure trips. Nate's Wish is a non-profit created to provide encouragement bags to children newly diagnosed with cancer at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Donations can be mailed to 3815 Plymouth Road, Paducah, KY 42007 or online at www.nateswish.com. You may leave a message, light a candle or share a song tribute at www.milnerandorr.com
Zelma Wiggins, 87, of Wickliffe died at 6:08 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Countryside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Bardwell. Arrangements were incomplete at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe.
Starla Jane Crim, age 50, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Starla had also been employed at Paducah Bank and Whitlow and Roberts Law Office. Starla is survived by her husband, Michael Crim of Paducah; one son, Antoine McCauley and his wife Ashley of Louisville, Kentucky; one daughter, Keimocia McCauley of Paducah; five brothers, Donnie McCauley of Paducah, John McCauley of Kevil, Desmon Brown, Tim Brown and Jody Brown, all of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Virginia Cotton of Louisville, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Saniya Mitchell, Zakiya Mitchell, Jontavius McCauley, Josiah Dye and Antoine McCauley Jr.; several nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Lynn McCauley and Richard Lyndale McCauley; and her parents, John Willey McCauley and Martha Milburn. Visitation was held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center. Funeral services were held Saturday 5, 2015, at 12 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with the Rev. Calvin Cole officiating. Interment followed at Henderson Cemetery in La Center, Kentucky. Messages for the family may be left at email@example.com. Morrow Funeral Chapel of La Center is handling arrangements.
Francelle Johnson, 79, of Barlow died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2015, at her home. She was a member of General Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Tony Lynn Davis of La Center, Farley Dean Davis of Mounds, Illinois, and Tracy Dale Johnson of Wickliffe; two daughters, Frieda Lee Salmon of Cairo, Illinois, and Kelly Clanahan of Barlow; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Johnson, and one sister. Her parents were James and Freda Heathcock. There will be no services. Morrow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Boldry Story, 92, of Paducah, died Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 5:15am at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. Ruth was born in Kevil, KY on June 1, 1923 to the late R.T. and Estelle Johnson Boldry. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and retired from Florsheim Shoe Factory. Surviving are her children, Leon Story of Wickliffe, KY, Linda Bullock and husband Gene of Ellston, IA, Tom Story and wife Alice of Union, KY, and Glenn Story and wife Amy of West Paducah, KY; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and eleven great-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Hilton Story; daughter-in-law, Johnnie Faye Story; sister, Louise Cooper; grandson, Chris Story; great-great granddaughter, Hannah Lee Graves; and her parents. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Dr. Jason Browning and Dr. Ken Story officiating. Burial followed at Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 146 South Friendship, Paducah, KY 42003 or Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center, 1530 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003. You may leave a message, light a candle, or share a song tribute at www.milnerandorr.com.
Patrick Norman Lyles, 71, of Kevil, died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. He retired as a supervisor at Tennessee Valley Authority in the late 1990's and was a member of TVA Union. Pat was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his children, Roddy Lyles and wife Cathy of Benton, KY and Racquel Deckert and husband Paul of New Orleans, LA; grandchild, Robin Lyles of Benton, KY; sister, Janice Cope of Texas; and two brothers, Charles Story of Fredonia and Andy Lyles of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father, Harley Lyles; mother, Margaret Clark Lyles Story; stepfather, Jewell Story; and stepmother, Doris Lyles. Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, evening from 5-8pm at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Contributions may be made to Friends of Clark's River Wildlife Refuge Conservation, P.O. Box 89, Benton, KY 42025. You may leave a message, light a candle, or share a song tribute at www.milnerandorr.com.