Area Deaths


Wanda Fay Williams
MAYFIELD -- Wanda Fay Williams, 69, of Mayfield died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Leo Williams of Mayfield; one son, Kenneth Dean Williams of Mayfield; two daughters, Tammy Lorane Stanley and Terri Mechielle Kyle, both of Mayfield; and six grandchildren.She was preceded in death by two sons, Rodney Gene Williams and Rex Allen Williams; one granddaughter; and two brothers. Her parents were Gervis Winston and Martha Francis Stamper Copeland.Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2016, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield.
The Revs. David Lee and Howard Copeland will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Timmy J. Violet
SYMSONIA -- Timmy J. Violet, 52, of Symsonia died at 4:48 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Violet of Symsonia; his sister, Debbie Cicchetti of Symsonia; his brother, Terry Violet of Kaler; six nephews; and five great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Avery Violet. Tim Lansford officiating. Burial will follow in the Clark's River Cemetery.
Brad "Booter" Willis
CALVERT CITY -- Brad "Booter" Willis, 35, of Calvert City died at 8:13 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Baptist Health Paducah.He is survived by his father, Eddie Wayne Willis of Calvert City. He was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Anderson.
Wilma Gentry Jackson
BENTON -- Wilma Gentry Jackson, 82, of Benton died Sunday, September 11, 2016, at St. Thomas Hospital-West in Nashville, Tennessee. Survivors include two sons, Terry Jackson of Vanceboro, North Carolina, and Ricky Jackson of Richardson, Texas; four grandchildren, David Jackson of Dayton, Ohio, Brian Jackson of Denver, Mark Jackson of Seattle, and Katie Jackson Jefferys of Dallas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Link Jackson; and one brother, Chester Gentry. Services will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Benton First United Methodist Church in Benton. Inurnment will follow at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Slaughters Cemetery in Slaughters. The family ask that memorial contributions be made to the Benton First United Methodist Church Benevolence Fund, 845 U.S. 641 Spur, Benton, KY 42025.

Kenneth D. Bristoe

PADUCAH - Kenneth D. Bristoe, 52, of Paducah, passed away at 6:41 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Lourdes hospital. He is survived by his loving wife, Audra Hawkins Bristoe; two sons, Kameron D. Bristoe (Breanna Adams) and Conner Bristoe, all of Paducah; two sisters, Kimberley Bowland of Paducah and Sharon Arthur of Davenport, Iowa; one granddaughter, Madison Deanna Rose Bristoe; and two nephews, Tyler Bowland and Alex Arthur. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger Bristoe and Deanna Myers Bristoe. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Lovelaceville Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jared Hayes officiating. Visitation for Kenneth will be from 10:30 am to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the church. You may leave a message or light a candle online at milnerandorr.com. Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia "Patty" Ann Willis
Patricia "Patty" Ann Willis, 59, of McCracken County, Kentucky, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2016, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center of Lourdes Hospital. Patty is survived by a very special friend of 10 years, Stevie Holmes; two sons, David (Shannan) Morris of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Cory (DaShaun) Willis of Mayfield, Kentucky; daughter-in-law, Jillian Morris of Rock Hill, South Carolina; sister, Nancy Forrester of Cairo, Illinois; brother, Randy (Roxanne) Rutherford of Paducah, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Harlee Morris of Paducah, Kentucky, McKenzie and Graeme Morris of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Morris. Her parents were Garland and Barbara Hobbs Rutherford.
Lynda Lue Pill

BARLOW -- Lynda Lue Pill, age 69, of Barlow, Kentucky died on Monday evening, September 12, 2016, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. Lynda retired after 30 years of service from Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she was employed as a computer analyst. She had a great love for horses, and she dearly loved her grandchildren. She is survived by one son, John Pill of Signal Hill, California; one daughter, Lisa Lewandowski of LaPalma, California; one daughter-in-law, Valorie Pill of Barlow, Kentucky; two sisters, Doris and Debbie; and eight grandchildren. Lynda was preceded in death by one son, Gerry Pill; and her parents, Delmar and Doris Gulley. Services will be held at a later date in California. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at morrowfuneralchapel.com. Morrow Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Howard Lee

KEVIL -- Howard Lee, 97, died at 2:32 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2016, at Life Care Center in La Center. He was a member of Bandana Baptist Church and a farmer in Ballard County. He is survived by three grandchildren, Robert Lee, Jason Lee and Ashley Bodell, all of Kevil. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Nell Grief Lee; and two sons, Howard Dorsey Lee and Robert Terry Lee. His parents were Sam and Susie Lee. Services were held Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center. The Rev. Neal Eidson l officiated.

James Clifton Nutt

James Clifton Nutt, 77, died Monday, September 12, 2016, at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice in Paducah. He was retired from Westvaco after 30 years of service as a paper machine crew leader. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Big Sandy, Tennessee, where he served as a deacon. He is survived by one son, Michael Nutt (Regina) of Reidland; two daughters, Melissa Morgan (Jeff) of Wickliffe and Barbara Nutt of Kevil; one brother, Charles Nutt (Esther) of Prattville, Alabama; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Nutt; one brother, Gary Nutt; and two grandchildren. Her parents were Joseph Johnston and Susie Annie Viola Shoffner Nutt.

Katherine Marie McIntosh Wilson

CLINTON -- Katherine Marie McIntosh Wilson, 84, of Clinton died at 8:29 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2016, at Clinton-Hickman County ICF. She was a member of Lovelaceville Baptist Church and a retired certified nursing assistant. She is survived by four sons, Reggie Nelson of Kevil, and Stewart Nelson, Mike Wilson and Tony Wilson, all of Clinton; two daughters, Joyce Wilson Turner and Lon Gena Wilson Cunningham, both of Clinton; two brothers, Leon Jones and Larry Jones, both of Clinton; one sister, Elizabeth Jones Smith of Clinton; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Nelson; two sisters; and one grandchild. Her parents were George and Lonnie McIntosh Jones.

Terry Wayne Davis

Terry Wayne Davis, 63, of West Paducah died Saturday evening, September 10, 2016, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. Arrangements were incomplete at Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah.

Eugene Freeman

Eugene Freeman, 91, of Wickliffe, KY, passed away at 12:46 am on September 10, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital. He was a carpenter and a veteran of the United States Army during WWII. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Della Robbins Freeman; three daughters, Rhonda Jones of Puryear, TN, Nita Dennis of Wickliffe, KY, Cathey Hurt of Wickliffe, KY; two sons, Steve Freeman of Wickliffe, KY, Allen Freeman of Wickliffe, KY; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Parker Freeman and Annie Williams Freeman Pittman; four brothers, John Freeman, Loyd Freeman, Clerence Freeman, Tommy Freeman; and one grandson, Jason Hurt.

Ginger Lee Glass

Mrs. Ginger Lee Glass, 67, of Salem KY passed from this life on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services. She is survived by a daughter, Deirdre Fall of McHenry KY; sister, Nadine Czalbowski of TN; brother, Michael Czalbowski of Ft. Lauderdale FL; nine grandchildren; two step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lee Glass; sons, James Lee Glass and Bobby Shane Glass; granddaughter, Brandie Dawn Glass; and her parents, Alfred Lee Gardner and Dorothy Lee Moore. Memorial Services are scheduled for Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Faith Church, 1849 US Highway 60 E, Salem KY 42078. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem KY are in charge of arrangements.

Irvis M. Jarreau

Irvis M. Jarreau, 92, of Ledbetter died Saturday, September 10, 2016, at his home. Mr. Jarreau is survived by several family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi. His parents were Cleo and Gertrude Mayers Jarreau. Military honors will be scheduled at a later date. Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ruby Lavern Clark Peck, 88 , of Smithland died Sunday at her residence. Surviving are a son-Terry Lynn Clark and Wife Monica of Paducah, a daughter-Kay Guess and Husband Eddie of Smithland. Grandchildren-Ashley Clark Burton, Jessica Clark Brayboy, Addie Marie Guess. Great Grandchildren-Karson and Allie Burton. Sister-Grace Sorrell of Hampton. She was preceded in death by her parents-Percy Clark and Lora K. Springer Clark, Husband-Randall Clark. Sisters-Alberta Dickerson, Katherine Day, Alice Walker, Brothers-George Clark and James Clark.

Martha Virginia DeJarnatt

Martha Virginia DeJarnatt, 92, of Kirbyton, KY, passed away at 11:59 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Countryside. She was a homemaker and member of Zoar Baptist Church in Cunningham. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Hall of Farmington, KY; three sons, Larry DeJarnatt of Cunningham, KY, Danny DeJarnatt of Cunningham, KY, Randy DeJarnatt of Kirbyton, KY; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon DeJarnatt; her parents, Burnett Hall and Ora Sims Hall; and four brothers.

Joel Curtis Stafford

Joel Curtis Stafford, 32, of Ledbetter, Kentucky, passed away September 6, 2016 at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Joel is survived by his wife, Brittney Lace Stephens Stafford, of Ledbetter, Kentucky; his daughter, Anna Stafford and stepson, Camden King, of Ledbetter, Kentucky; his parents, Darrell Curtis Stafford and Peggy Sue Caldwell Stafford, of Grand Rivers, Kentucky; his brother, Neal Stafford and wife Christy Ann, of Grand Rivers, Kentucky; his niece, Hailey Stafford and nephew, Austin Stafford, of Grand Rivers, Kentucky; his grandparents, Bud and Bernice Hunt, of Grand Rivers, Kentucky.Joel was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.L. and Jan Caldwell.

Emmett Lee Powell

Mr. Emmett Lee Powell, 62, of Carrsville KY, passed from this life at his home on Friday, September 9, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Joan Powell of Carrrsville KY; son, Thomas Powell of Murphysboro TN; step-daughter, Joyce (Chris) Rose of Burna KY; sister, Hilda (Norwood) Wright of Paducah KY; and grandson John Rose. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Beatrice Doyle Powell.

Judy "Keeling" Austin

LEDBETTER -- Judy "Keeling" Austin, 67, of Ledbetter passed away at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Jeff Austin of Ledbetter; her mother, Opal (Garland) Keeling of Paducah; one brother, Bobby Joe Keeling of Paducah; one sister, Jean Short of Ledbetter; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Cloys Dean Keeling; and one sister, Cheryl Ann Clark.

Sandra Rhea Sills

MARION -- Sandra Rhea Sills, 75, of Marion died Monday, September 5, 2016, at her home. She is survived by her daughters, Letitia Sills and Felicia Jones, both of Marion; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Bill Watson of Ledbetter and Jerry Watson of Marion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Kenneth Sills. Her parents were Ray and Lucille Harnice Watson.