Fredrick Amos "F.A." Thomason, age 86, of Bardwell passed away at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, September 20, 2015, while surrounded by his family, to go to be with the Lord. F.A. resided in Bardwell, Carlisle County, Kentucky. Mr. Thomason was employed by Union Carbide/Martin-Marietta for nearly 40 years. He was a maintenance mechanic and welder. He retired March 31, 1992. F.A. was a dedicated member of Bardwell Baptist Church for sixty-one years. He served as the Men's Class #2 Sunday School teacher, deacon, and choir member. F.A. had many talents and hobbies. In his younger years, he enjoyed waterfowl and quail hunting. He always kept and trained good bird dogs. F.A.'s favorite hobby was crappie fishing. He spent many days on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes fishing. He was a member of the Berkley Giants with the Twin States Baseball League and the OCAW Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Mae Gibson Thomason; one daughter, Janice Sue Thomason Clark and husband, Garry D. of Lone Oak, KY; two special granddaughters, Emilee P. Clark and Carry D. Clark Summarell and husband, Jason of Paducah; two great-granddaughters, Molly and Kate Summarell; one brother, Bennett Thomason and wife Sue of Bardwell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornell and Gazel Jones Thomason; two daughters, Kathy Jean Thomason and Anna Gale Thomason. Funeral services were held at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell on September 23, 2015. Burial followed in Berkley Cemetery. Rev. Edward Gibson and Dr. Greg McFadden officiated. Visitation will be held at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: Share His Love/Building Fund Bardwell Baptist Church, P.O. Box 147, Bardwell, KY 42023 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
James Davis Campbell
, age 82, died Friday
at Lourdes Hospice in Paducah. James Davis Campbell grew up in Smithland, KY, moving to the Heath area where he attended Heath High School. He met and married his soulmate Barbara Ann Shelby in 1952. Moving his new bride to San Diego, he served in the Navy during the Korean War on the USS Dixie, earning the Korean Service medal, National Defense, United Nations, and China service Medals. This was the only time during their 63 years together they were apart for any length of time. They returned to Kentucky where he worked for a time at Ford Motor Company in Louisville as an electrician. They had 2 boys, then moved to Michigan where Barbara's parents were living and their daughter was born. James Davis worked in maintenance for Livonia Public Schools for 30 years and it was a normal occurrence for "Big Jim" to do electrical work or plumbing for his co-workers outside of school on a regular basis. He served as AFSCME president for his local for several years, leading contract negotiations during difficult periods of economic instability in the 70s.He was the consummate outdoorsman: fishing, farming, building...but his passion for hunting was well known by all who met him. He kept a hunting "cabin" in Iron River, MI (Upper Peninsula) where he would hunt bear and bobcat, as well as, lead excursions for "city folk" to experience that adventure. Along with fixing their home maintenance problems, he was often called to trap raccoons, foxes, and other "critters" that had found their way into the homes of people he worked with. From childhood he would hunt squirrel, raccoon, and rabbits--passing that thrill for adventure and knowledge of the hunt on to his children and grandchildren. He raised and trained all manner of hunting dogs throughout his life and after retirement kept all varieties of chickens and other birds. James Davis was a member of Covenant Community Church in Redford, MI where he served for decades as an usher and assisted in maintenance issues. He transferred his membership to Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Gage after retiring and returning to KY. He was recently happily reunited with his only known surviving cousins Warner Guy Cothran (Wanda) of Smithland, Ruth Joiner of Lone Oak, and J. D. (James Dale) Cothran of Paducah. He is survived by his two sons Joe Davis Campbell (Kay) of Madisonville, KY, and Fred Allan Campbell (Joyce) of Novi, MI, one daughter Lynda Sue Bommarito (Alfonso) of Redford, MI, four grandchildren, Marc Joseph Bommarito, Alfonso Michael Bommarito Jr., Shelby Lucia Bommarito and Rachel Barbara Bommarito and two Great grandchildren Joshua Davis Bommarito, and Alfonso Michael Bommarito III. He is joining his wife of 63 years Barbara Ann (Shelby) Campbell after her passing 3 months earlier. He was preceded in death by one sister, Laverne Gray, and 3 brothers, Cleatus, Calvin, and Glendon and his parents Lillian (McLure) and Fred Campbell. Funeral Services will be Friday
at 1:00 p.m.
at Morrow Funeral Chapel in Kevil (Morrow Funeral Chapel, 449 Wyatt Avenue, Kevil, KY 42053) with the Rev. Drew Gray offficiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be after 10:00 a.m. Friday
at Morrow Funeral Chapel in Kevil. Memorial Contributions may be sent to Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund 12304 Wickliffe Road Kevil, Kentucky 42053. Messages for the family may be left at www.morrowfuneralchapel.com
Morrow Funeral Chapel at Kevil is handling arrangements.