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Michael W. Paisley
LEDBETTER -- Michael W. Paisley, 56, of Ledbetter, Kentucky, passed away at 4:51 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016, at his residence.Michael is survived by his loving and caring wife of 32 years, Brenda Paisley; his daughter, Crystal Jennings and husband the Rev. Tony Jennings (of whom he was very proud) of Ledbetter, Kentucky; two granddaughters, Calista Jennings and Nevaeh Jennings, both of Ledbetter, Kentucky; one brother, Charles (Chuck) Paisley of Hardin, Kentucky; two sisters, Patsy Dice (Larry) of Paducah and Sondra (Gail) (Clarence) Webb of Ledbetter, Kentucky; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Everitt Paisley and Thelma Ray Paisley.A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Ohio Valley Baptist Church in Ledbetter, Kentucky, with the Revs. Terry Mitcheson and Tony Jennings officiating.

Charles Gaines

TILINE -- Charles Gaines, 85, of Tiline passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Baptist Health Paducah.Mr. Gaines worked in the manufacturing industry and was a farmer. He enjoyed making brooms, making flies for fly fishing, beekeeping, and farming. He was also a U.S. Korean War veteran and member of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church.Surviving is his wife, Jean Gaines of Tiline; one granddaughter, Natalie (Andy) Edwards of Benton; and two great-grandchildren, Autumn Raby and Bryce Edwards.He was preceded in death by one son, Randy Gaines; one brother, Barkly Gaines; and one sister, Hazel Stigall. His parents were Guy Gaines and Lula Kemper Gaines.Funeral service were held ​Wednesday, January 4, 2016, at Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Carter officiating.

Lou Ella "Ann" Miller

SALEM-​Mrs. Lou Ella "Ann" Miller, 91, of Salem, KY, and formerly of Dickson, TN, passed away on December 30, 2016 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem, KY. She is survived by one daughter, Lynne Brunett (Gerald) of Salem, KY; two grandchildren, Amy Brunett (Wayne Webb) and Angela Tye (Kevin); and two great grandchildren, Xander Webb and Corbin Tye.She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Miller, Jr.; sisters, Nettie Phillips, Irene Breece and Sadie Anglin; brothers, Sam, Sol, John, David, and Grady Rial; and parents Thomas Jefferson Rial and Ida Mae Gordon.Funeral Services
were held​ Monday, January 2, 2017 in the chapel at Dickson Funeral Home in Dickson, TN with Bro. Fred Mayberry officiating. Burial will follow in Sanders Cemetery.

Anna Mae Davis

MARION-​Anna Mae Davis, 85, of Marion, , KY went home to be with the Lord on Saturday December 31, 2016 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare, Inc. Preceding her in death was her husband of 56 years, Rev. J.W. Davis; parents, Nathan and Mae Brantley; 6 brothers and one sister.Survivors include her children, JoAnna (Charlie) Merritt of Marion, KY, Doug (Paula) Davis of Henderson, KY, Mary (Richard) Mitchell of Paducah, KY, David (Jan) Davis of Smithland, KY and Keith (Chris) Davis of Marion, KY; grandchildren, Stacey McKinney, Bridget Terry, Chasity Clarke, Jeana Fulkenstein, Heather Johnson, Cartney Mitchell, Taylor Davis and Kayla Davis; great grandchildren, Lauren and Cole McKinney, Madison and Karlie Clarke, Aiden Fulkenstein, Clacie and Max Terry, Lucas, Heath and Landen Johnson.Services were held ​Wednesday January 4, 2017 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY with interment in Rosebud Cemetery.

Mary Lena Belt

MARION -- Mary Lena Belt, 87, of Marion died Friday, December 30, 2016, at her home.She attended Glendale Baptist Church and was retired from Siemens International in Marion.Mrs. Belt is survived by a daughter, Linda Hearell of Marion; a sister, Kuma Little of Marion; and two brothers, James Holloman of Marion and Roger Holloman of Lola.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Belt; a sister, and a brother. Her parents were Virgil and Eva Lynn Holloman.Services were held ​Monday, January 2, 2017, at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion with interment in Mapleview Cemetery.

Kenneth Edward Hack

CALVERT CITY-​Kenneth Edward Hack, 76, of Calvert City passed away at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville, TN.Mr. Hack was a former Ironworker. Private interment will be held at Calvert City Cemetery.

Betty Brindley Walker

CALVERT CITY -- Betty Brindley Walker, 87, of Calvert City, Kentucky, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.She is survived by her daughter, Neica Lillie of Benton, Kentucky; three sons, Michael Edward Walker and wife Vicki of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Pat Owen Walker and wife Ginna of Memphis, Tennessee, and Martin Cecil Walker and wife Becky of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Allison Bynum and husband Corey, Leah Story and husband Jason, Erin Walker, Emma Walker, Mallory Dunlap and husband Dale and Josh Walker and wife Kim; and eight great-grandchildren, Hadley, Jaxon, Jace, Lexi, Laura, Walker, Jacob and Jordan.She was a preceded in death by her husband, Billy L. Walker; her grandson, Zachary Walker; her brother, W.T. Brindley; sister-in-law Delores Brindley; her brother, Charles M. Brindley; and sister-in-law Nancy Brindley. Her parents were Lilbern Brindley and Nina Ward Brindley. Services were held​ Monday, January 2, 2017, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. The Revs. Wendell Ordway, Kevin Small and Jewell Barrett will officiate.

Roy Travis

BENTON -- Roy Travis, 88, of Benton died Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield. Mr. Travis is survived by his wife, Lou Ann Portis Travis of Benton; a brother, Joe B. Travis of Benton; three nephews, Brooks Travis, Randy Travis and Dale Harrell; and a niece, Donna Omar. He was a preceded in death by his sister, Mary Don Beard. His parents were Vinon E. Travis and Bedie Sirls Travis. Services were held ​Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. The Rev. Van Russell will officiate and burial will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens.

Hilda McGregor Jackson

BENTON -- Hilda McGregor Jackson, 92, of Benton died Friday, December 30, 2016, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah.Mrs. Jackson is survived by a daughter, Yvonne Horbobetz of Nashville, Tennessee; a son, Eddie Jackson of Paducah; three grandchildren, Jason Jackson, Dustin Jackson and Aaron Horbobetz; and three great-grandchildren, Bailey Jackson, Brandon Jackson and Zoey Horbobetz.She was a preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward "Tot" Jackson; two brothers, and one sister. Her parents were I.C. McGregor and Lola Smith McGregor. Services were held​ Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home.

James Ortt

PRINCETON -- James Ortt, 85, of Princeton died Friday, December 30, 2016, at Baptist Health Paducah.Mr. Ortt is survived by four daughters, Brenda Kennaday, Linda Phelps and Kathy Patterson, all of Caldwell County and Barbara Jones of Grand Rivers; two sons, Paul Ortt and Clyde Ortt, both of Caldwell County; three sisters, Shirley McDowell of Lyon County, Murty Blick of Caldwell County and Sue Pembroke of Pines, Florida; three brothers, Ishmel Ortt, Ronnie Ortt and A.B. Ortt, all of Caldwell County; eight grandchildren, Kristen Patterson, Zachary Patterson, Corey Ortt, Dylan Ortt, Colten Ortt, Jordan Ortt, Gloria Jones and Anna Jones; and one great-grandchild, Brayden DeBoe.He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Kenady Ortt; and two brothers. His parents were Archie and Alice Ally Ortt.Services were held​ Monday, January, 2, 2017, at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton.

Mary Lela Mayhugh

EDDYVILLE -- Mary Lela Mayhugh, 71, of Eddyville passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Princeton Health and Rehab.Surviving are her husband, James Mayhugh of Eddyville; three sons, John Wagner of Oregon, Billy Williams of Paducah and Justin Mayhugh of Ledbetter; four daughters, Kimberly Waters of Texas, Tracy Mayhugh of Barlow, Jamie Mayhugh of Florida and Mary Ann Mayhugh of Smithland; four brothers, L.C. Upton, James Upton, John Henry Upton and Pete Upton, all of California; two sisters, Jamie Lee and Mae Curt, both of Arkansas; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Upton and Jim Upton; two sisters, Melonie Upton and Betty Ann Jones. Her parents were John Upton and Dolly Yandell Upton.Funeral services were held​ Monday, January 2, 2017, at Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Mayhugh officiating.

Garry Dwain Culver

KUTTAWA -- Garry Dwain Culver, 61, of Kuttawa and formerly of Marshall County, died Friday, December 30, 2016, at Baptist Health Paducah.He is survived by his wife, Emily Cartwright Culver; two stepsons, Channing Crisp of Kuttawa and Cameron Crisp of Eddyville; one stepdaughter, Carmen Crisp of Kuttawa; one granddaughter; and two aunts.He was preceded in death by one brother. His parents were Hughes Culver and Opal Williams Culver Walter.Services were held ​Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville. The Rev. Dean Ray will be officiating.

Scott F. Potter​

REIDLAND-​ Scott F. Potter, 49, of Reidland, Kentucky passed away at 2:07 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Lourdes Hospital. He was born in Benton, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Marla Dawn Caneer Potter of Reidland, Kentucky; mother, JoAnn Swanson Potter of Calvert City, Kentucky; sister, Dawn L. Potter of Calvert City, Kentucky; father in law, Richard Caneer of Reidland, Kentucky; several aunts, uncles and cousins.Scott was preceded in death by a daughter, Rylee Sierra Potter; father, Jewell Franklin Potter; grandparents, Roy Lee Potter and Jeanetta Potter, Roger Leroy Swanson and Josephine Swanson; aunts and uncles.Funeral services were held​ Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Mr. Dan Owen officiating.

Bill Clark Thomas

CADIZ -- Dr. Bill Clark Thomas, age 84, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017, at his son's home in Utica, Kentucky.He is survived by one son, the Rev. Charles Thomas (Kim), Utica, Kentucky; three daughters, Dorothy McElrath (Tim), Altadena, California, Cecilia Wallace (Dr. Jeff), Paducah, Kentucky, and Deborah Cooke (Jeremy), Arlington, Texas; one brother, Seldon Earl Thomas (Mary), Owensboro, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Seldon and Dorothy Clark Thomas; his wife of 58 years, Ruth Douglas Thomas; and one son, Douglas Clark Thomas.Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, Kentucky, where the family will receive friends after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.The funeral service will be at the Cadiz Baptist Church Chapel, 82 Main Street in Cadiz, Kentucky, at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, with the Dr. Jeff Wallace and the Reverend Kyle Noffsinger officiating

William Mackey Watts

FULGHAM- Mr. William Mackey Watts, age 62 of Fulgham Community passed away 3:57 PM Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. He was a member of Little Obion Baptist Church and an Electrician. He is survived by his two daughters; Natasha (Tyler) Fields of South Fulton, TN and Ashley Watts of Wingo; Sister, Nancy (Kenny) Davis of Clinton; 3 Grandchildren, Will Watts of Wingo, Aubrey House and Rhett Fields both of South Fulton, TN. He is preceded in death by his parents, William McNeely Watts and Dorothy Mignon Hopkins Watts; Brother, Tim Watts. Funeral Services were held on December 30, 2016 at the Brown Funeral Home in Clinton with Rev. Rocky James officiating. Burial followed in the Salem Cemetery.

Velda Joyce Sweezy Hales

CLINTON- Mrs. Velda Joyce Sweezy Hales, age 83 of Clinton passed away 9:50 PM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Clinton-Hickman Co. ICF Nursing Home. She is a member of Clinton First United Methodist Church and a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter, Lynne (Randy) Deweese of Clinton; 2 Grandchildren, Jason (Renea) Schwartz and Andrea (Michael) Williford both of Clinton; 7 Great Grandchildren, Cole and Dallas Williford, Allison Lemons, Kimberly Schwartz, Kelsey Gargus, Ashley Jones, Jordan Maxwell and Mason Whitten and 3 Great Great Grandchildren, Lucy Dru Gargus, Lainey Jaymes Jones and Finley Lemons. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, R.E. Hales; Parents, Walter Sweezy and Myrl Ferguson Shipp and Son, Robert Hales, Jr. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Brown Funeral Home in Clinton with Rev. Alex Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the Clinton Cemetery.

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