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Deanna Gail Hicks

PADUCAH-Deanna Gail Hicks, 57, of Paducah passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 at her residence.

Surviving is her sister, Cindy Peeler of Paducah.

She was preceded in death by her parents. William Hicks and Jean Marshall Hicks.

She will be cremated, and no services will be held.

Joan A. Bates

PADUCAH-Joan A. Bates, 79 of Paducah, died Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Baptist Health in Paducah.

Joan is survived by her husband, Thomas S. Bates of Paducah; two children, Janet Krebs of Lancaster, California, and Thomas C. Bates of Paducah; one sister, Sharon Asbury of Battlefield, Mo; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Oren Christian and Margaret June (Colvin) Spahr; and one daughter, Lorie A. Adam.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Sarah Ann McCowan

PADUCAH-Sarah Ann McCowan, 55 of Paducah, died Tuesday, July 2 at her home.

Sarah is survived by four children, Rachel (Michael) Conro of Marion, Kentucky, Brittney Boyd of Paducah, Dustin Dyson of LaGenta, Colorado, and Dawnielle Willingham of Paducah; her brother David Alan (Leslie) McCowan of Paducah; her mother, Kaneeta Ann Cruse McCowan Gould of Paducah, her stepfather Ken Gould of Paducah; and seven grandchildren.

Sarah is preceded in death by her father, John Alan McCowan; her grandparents Melvin and Kaneeta Cruse; and her grandparents Thomas and Lenora McCowan.

Friends may call on Wednesday, July 10 from 10 am to noon at Lindsey Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow immediately after with Kyle Lofton, Dell Romaine and Ken Gould officiating.

Hardy Jr. Gentry

Hardy Jr. Gentry, age 73, passed away on July 4th, 2019, at his home surrounded by family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Stella Dixon Gentry; children and step-children, Melinda English, Charles (Lesa) Crouch, Trina Gentry, Ronnie (Rita) Gentry, Shannon Ginger, Heather Finke, Micole (Marty) Johnson, Mike Moffett, Joe (Andrea) Moffett; two sisters, Glenda Jo Gentry, Darnell (John) Yohn; grandchildren, Dusty, Morgan, Toree, Chris, Whitney, Ashton, Cody, Taylor, Alex, Madison, Thomas, Dawson, Mason, Hailee, Gabe, Logan, Cooper, Gracie, Jacob, McKenzie, Colton, Gaigelyn, Austin, Aiden, Alexis, Connor, Keagan and numerous great-grandchildren.

Hardy was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Linda Miller Gentry; infant sister, Pearl Elizabeth Gentry; and one son, John Kevin Gentry.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm with funeral services at 11 am on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with Jerry Reynolds and Bill Talley officiating. Burial will follow the service with full military honors at Robertson Cemetery in Ledbetter.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: American Legion Post 31, P.O. Box 3377, Paducah, KY 42002.

Joe Edwin Phelps
CALVERT CITY-Joe Edwin Phelps, 78, of Calvert City passed away at 1:07 am on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia (Cadwell) Phelps of Calvert City; son, Lance Phelps and wife Le-Ann of Benton; daughter, Kim (Phelps) Broecker and husband Jim of Louisville; one brother, Larry D. Phelps and wife Deanna of Calvert City; one sister, Rebecca Eddleman of Paducah; two grandchildren, Emily Phelps and Ellie Phelps; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Henry Phelps and Mabel (Edwards) Phelps.

Graveside services will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Rosebower Cemetery.

Jereme Ryan "Slam" Anselm

LACENTER- KY Jereme Ryan "Slam" Anselm, age 41 died Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Jereme is survived by his mother and Step father; Patty and Mark Matuszewski of LaCenter, KY. His grandparents;Bernard and Helen Anslem of LaCenter, KY, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Jereme is proceeded in death by two cousins; Angie and Michael.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter from 4-8 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm with Rev. Brian Overstreet officiating. Funeral will be Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in LaCenter starting at 1 pm. Visitation at the church will begin at noon. Father Emanuel Udoh will officiate. Internment will follow service at St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Slam's Outreach, c/o First Community Bank, P.O. Box 90, LaCenter, KY 42056.

W. Leon McGary

PADUCAH-W. Leon McGary, 91, of Paducah, formerly of Memphis, TN, passed away at 9:20 am on July 8, 2019 at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

He is survived by his loving wife, of 67 years, Wanda Pendergrass McGary; aunt, Bertha Gardner of Hickory, KY; three nephews, Kevin, Bruce, and Kent McGary; and half sister, Ruth Marler; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ozetta McGary Gardner and Herchel McGary; step father, Horace Gardner; one brother, James McGary; two aunts, Reba Gardner and Onie Gardner; and half-brother, H. McGary.

A graveside service for Mr. McGary will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with Mr. Dan Owen and Mr. Andy Clausen officiating.

Roscoe Black

Roscoe Black, age 76 of Grand Rivers, KY passed away at 5:58 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Christian Care Center of Kuttawa.

Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Judith Patricia Smith Black, one daughter, Tammy Dawn (Michael) Washam, Paducah, KY; one son Roscoe Jeffrey (Jennifer) Black, Paris, TN; one sister, Barbara Ann Yelton, Hodges, S.C.; one brother, Johnny Lee (Margie) Black, Dunn, N.C.; five grandchildren, Ethan Black, Savannah Trovillion, Matthew Black, Ryan Black and Brittney Washam; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death were his parents, Newt Lee Black & Estell Saxon Black; three sisters, Sue Kennedy, Helen Allen, Mary Black; one brother, Thomas Black.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Bob Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Brook Hill Cemetery in Lone Oak. Visitation will be held on Wednsday, July 10, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Paul "Jack" Graves

Paul "Jack" Graves, 88, of Kevil, passed away at 10:17 pm on Thursday July 4, 2019 at his home.

He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene Hawes Graves; son, Keith Graves and wife, Julie of Kevil; four sisters, Evelyn Koster and husband, Wayne, Barbara Curtis, Jane Thomas, and Frances Graves; twobrothers, Bill Graves and wife Kay of Kevil, Pastor William Graves and wife Sandy of Mesa AZ; and two grandchildren, Katie Curcio and husband, Chris of Chattanooga and Paige Graves of Louisville, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William R. "Willie" Graves and Mary Hazel Blu Graves; three sisters, Minnie Rogers, Ermon Parker and Sharon Graves; and his brothers, Duward Norman Graves, Ellis Graves, and Harley Graves.

Funeral services for Jack was on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Pastor William Graves officiating. Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery.

Ryan Steven Griffith

Ryan Griffith, age 25, of Paducah, KY passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital.

Ryan is survived by his parents, Jeff and Tiffany Griffith; his daughter, Harper Griffith; his son, Wyatt Griffith; three sisters, Taylor Griffith, Rebecca Dunn, and Jaydee Griffith, all of Paducah; and three brothers, Brad Griffith and Tyler Griffith of Paducah and Jeremy Griffith of Aurora;

Graveside services was on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dee Hazelwood officiating.

Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker, age 80, of Paducah, KY passed away on Monday, July 2, 2019 at Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Geneva Carmen Walker; his two cherished daughters, Jamie Milby and husband, Tim, of Paducah and Julie Almon and fiance, Wesley, of Paducah; one brother, Billy Jean Walker and wife, Janet, of Fairdealing; his identical twin sister-in-law, Wilma Sheppard of Paducah; seven grandchildren, Brett Walker (Amber), Alex Almon, Shelby Almon, Blake Milby, Gracie Almon, Bryce Milby, and Walker Maddux Almon; and one great-grandson, Xander Paul Almon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Chaney Brooke Almon.

Funeral services was on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Lynn McWherter officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

James "Jimmie" Fleming

James "Jimmie" Fleming, 80, of Cunningham, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Mokena, Illinois.

Jimmie is survived by his niece, Glenda (Tim) Staley; great nephews Shane and Kyle Staley; special friends Bobbie Puckett, Christa (Faron) Owen, Morgan Osborne; as well as many friends he made along the way.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene (Eulene) Fleming and Billy Ray Fleming, his parents, and his best friend, Rex Puckett.

Funeral services was on July 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Bro. Faron Owen and Bro. Tim Harvey officiating. Burial will follow the service at Old Mayfield Creek Cemetery.

Harold E. Raboin

Harold E. Raboin, age 93 of Paducah, Kentucky passed away at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. Harold attended Massac United Methodist Church. He retired as Manager of the Hal Lieber Bowling & Trophy Shops located in Indiana and Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Viola Raboin; and one sister, Gloria Davis.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Frankie Elizabeth Elrod Raboin; one daughter, Lynn Ellen Dodds and husband, Donald, of Paducah, Kentucky; two grandsons, Matthew Dodds and wife, Christy of Louisville, Kentucky, and Cory Dodds of Orlando, Florida; one great-granddaughter, Dylan Lucille Dodds; sisters-in law, Josephine Miazga of Crown Point, Indiana, and Helen Danko of Merrillville, Indiana; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Memorial services was July 6, 2019 at 12:00 noon at the Massac United Methodist Church with Rev. John Smithmier officiating.

Bill Keith Martinie

BARDWELL-Billy Keith Martinie, 93, of Bardwell, KY, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Southgate Nursing and Rehab Center in Metropolis, Illinois.

Bill is survived by his wife of 23 years, Mary Sue Hogancamp Martinie, step-daughter Cynthia Morgan O'Neill of Paducah; three grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard Martinie and Alice McGary Martinie Hill; first wife, Nelleta Price Martinie; step-daughter Lisa Morgan Babb and three sisters; Breta Jeffries, Theta Nicholson and Jean Hutchinson.

A graveside service with military honors was on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Mounds City National Cemetery in Mound City, Illinois with Rev. Shane Davenport officiating.


Betty Lou Corbin Smith

Betty Lou Corbin Smith (known as "Dee Dee" to many) passed away on July 1st, 2019 at Hospice House in Bowling Green after a valiant fight against Alzheimer's disease. She was born February 21, 1935 in Louisville, KY to her mother, Pauline Witherspoon Childress Corbin, and her father, Ben DeLora Corbin, who both predeceased her. Betty Lou attended elementary school in Louisville where the family was also part of Southside Baptist Church. As a youngster, the family moved to Sarasota, FL and she enjoyed her early teenage years on the water and in the sun. At the age of 15, she and the family moved back to Kentucky, living first in Owensboro, then Paducah where Betty Lou attended Paducah Tilghman High School and Emmanuel Baptist Church.

It was in Paducah that the chapters of Betty Lou's adult life story began to take shape when she met her husband, Bill Smith, at a church youth group. They eloped to Corinth, MS on September 28, 1951. They returned to Paducah and, after a few months, revealed their marriage to their parents and began scribing the pages of their life together. The couple moved to Georgetown, KY where Bill was attending Georgetown College. Betty Lou studied and graduated from Garth High School in 1953. She then attended Georgetown College while Bill attended Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY. Having their first child, Paula Anne, in 1954, the couple then moved to Bowling Green where Bill pastored Bethany Baptist Church and Park City Baptist Church. In 1958, Betty Lou and Bill had their second child, William Ben.

Over the years, her husband Bill's health began to deteriorate and Betty Lou turned the page of her career toward teaching. Her public education teaching career began at Alvaton High School, followed by positions at Park City High School, Parker-Bennett Elementary School, and McNeill Elementary School. While teaching full time, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University in 1959, her Master of Arts in Education in 1965, and her Rank I in 1971. Her career with the Bowling Green Independent Schools culminated as the elementary supervisor. She went on to become a nationally renowned reading specialist, sought out for coaching and teaching of reading teachers throughout the United States. In the mid-1970's, she was recruited to serve in a different role as a textbook review and sales consultant for the Holt, Rhinehart & Winston publishing company. She traveled extensively in her work and established many wonderful relationships. In 1988, she returned to public education as the principal of Bristow Elementary School. She served in that role until her formal retirement in 1999. Many innovative ideas were hatched and implemented during her tenure at Bristow. To our knowledge, Betty Lou was the first principal in our area to sleep in a tent on the roof of her school, dress up like a hot dog and allow the students to douse her with ketchup and mustard, kiss a pig, and many other creative ideas to encourage children to read - and have fun while doing it. After her "retirement" in 1999, she served with the Kentucky Department of Education as a distinguished educator assisting school districts in raising their expectations and performance levels. In 2001, she once again served as a consultant for Holt, Rhinehart and Winston. Her role as an adviser to the Kentucky sales team continued until 2012.

Saying that Betty Lou's life was a manuscript is no exaggeration as she left her imprint on the lives of many children and teachers throughout her long and distinguished career. She was known for her passionate love for children, her belief in the power of education, and her creativity in working with both classrooms of children and boardrooms of educators. She was the recipient of many awards including, Kentucky Outstanding Young Educator and Kentucky Elementary Principal of the Year. As a sought-out speaker on educational goals and policies, Betty Lou placed her unique signature on programs across the Commonwealth, the United States, and internationally through her work in China.

Throughout her adult life, Betty Lou was a devoted and active member of Eastwood Baptist Church. She traveled across the globe in both mission work and excursions to learn more and teach more. Always seeking to give back, she taught Sunday School for over 50 years, and counseled numerous families and young people when they faced adversity. Through this work, she sought to instill an innate sense of purpose in all she encountered, holding to the firm conviction that there is an irreplaceable story in each of us.

Betty Lou was an exceptional, vibrant, and strong-willed person, mother, grandmother, wife, teacher, cherished friend and helpful confidant. She lived with passion, curiosity, courage, tenacity, gratitude, and love. With a love for Christmas, entertaining, cooking, high heels, and most of all - laughter, she squeezed every ounce out of life. She did not tolerate discrimination in any form and was an ardent fighter for equality for all, especially children. No matter what obstacles she encountered in life, she asked for guidance from God and persevered. Betty Lou lived into her belief that we all live here at God's pleasure and that God wants us all to live a happy, productive, purposeful life.

The true eloquence of Betty Lou's life, however, is found in the family and friends whose lives she will continue to touch through the memories she leaves behind. She is survived by a devoted church family at Eastwood Baptist Church, and a community of friends who will always cherish the legacy she leaves. In addition to her parents, Betty Lou was preceded in death by her husband William H. Smith, to whom she was married forever. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Anne Smith Dermody of Reno, Nevada; son, William Ben Smith (Jennifer) of Bowling Green; grandchildren Lauren McCall Smith Allen (Joe), Michael Craig Dermody II, William Corbin Smith (Page), William Pearce Dermody, and Margaret McKenzie Smith; great-grandchildren Lou-Evelyn Grace Allen and Smith Perkins Allen; aunts/sisters Jackie Whitmer, Geraldine Link, Pat Estes, and Janet Childress; sister-in-law Ann Smith; and Betty Lou's close companion and caregiver, Larae Johns.

Funeral service was be held at Eastwood Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 3rd at 12:00pm with burial following at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel.

Betty Lou asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to The Betty Lou Smith Scholarship Fund housed in the College Heights Foundation, 1906 College Heights Blvd, #41016, Bowling Green, KY 42101 or Eastwood Baptist Church Mission Scholarship Fund, 500 Eastwood Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42103.

Please know that the story of Betty Lou Smith has not ended, only her life on this earth. The impact of her life on others will live on here, while her life eternal is now and forever in the presence of God.

Paul Edward Dowdy

WICKLIFFE-Paul Edward Dowdy, 78, of Jackson, Missouri, formerly of Wickliffe, KY, died on July 1, 2019 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Paul is survived by his wife, Priscilla Rose Caywood Dowdy; two sons, Cary Dowdy (Jovy) and Luke Dowdy both of Wickliffe, KY; one step-daughter Debbie Martinez (Gabe) of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; two step-sons, Darin Wadley(Beth) and Doug Wadley (Ursulla) both from Cape Girardeau, Missouri; step-daughter-in-law, Rhonda Wadley of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; one sister, Cathy Trainer (Jerry) of Wickliffe, KY; and two brothers, David Dowdy (Carol) and Galen Dowdy (Ruth) of Wickliffe, KY; sister-in-law Joyce Dowdy of Wickliffe, KY; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Pat L. (Crosby) Dowdy; his parents, Edward and Monell (Brown) Dowdy; one step-son, David Wadley; one sister, Neaomi Walker; one brother, Leon Dowdy; and one grandchild, Austin Wadley

A funeral service for Paul was July 6, 2019 at 12 noon, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe with Rev. Larry Frazier and Darin Wadley will be officiating.

Louis A Rosa of Gilbertsville

GILBERTSVILLE-Louis A Rosa of Gilbertsville, KY died on Saturday, June 29th 2019 at Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City, KY.

He is survived by his daughters Kelly (David) York of Gilbertsville, KY. and Tammy (Gordon) Fidler of Chatham, IL., as well as sisters Elaine Velure of Sioux City, South Dakota, Susie Fritz of Edelstein, ,IL. and Eileen Conard of Springfield, IL; 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon Rosa (Charlton) and his parents Louis Rosa and Lucille Rosa Wolgan.

A Celebration of Life ceremony was on July 20th at 11a.m. at the Twin Lakes Worship Center in Benton, KY.

Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Karol Elaine Bruce

PADUCAH-Karol Elaine Bruce, 71, of Paducah passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at her residence.

She will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lowell Thomas Hunter Jr.

MAYFIELD-Lowell Thomas Hunter Jr., 60, of Mayfield passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Mayfield, KY.

Surviving in his mother, Dolores Putney of Gardnerville, NV.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Thomas Hunter Sr.

He will be cremated, and no services will be held.

Brenda Wallace

PADUCAH-Brenda Wallace, 71 of Paducah died June 27, 2019 at Baptist Health in Paducah.

She is survived by one daughter, LaDonna Ladd of Paducah; one son, Ricky Leigh of Paducah; two brothers, Richard Guill of Chicago, IL, Charlie Belt of Possum Trot, KY; two sisters, Daisy Bell of Paducah and Shirley Collier of Smithland; and 4 grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; Warren Belt and Roena Guill; and two sisters.

Funeral services was on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Mitchenson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem.

Patty (Maness) Mitchuson

DEXTER-Patty (Maness) Mitchuson, 78, of Dexter died on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House in Murray, KY.

Surviving is her husband of 56 years, Obie Mitchuson; one daughter, Lisa Mitchuson Hutson; one son, Kevin Mitchuson; three grandchildren, Danny Hutson, Donnie Hutson, and Samuel Imes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Maness and Bertha Thorne Maness; and five brothers, Ed Maness, Jim Maness, Butch Maness, Jerry Maness, and Johnny Maness.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

William Hayes

SYMSONIA-William Hayes 68, of Symsonia, KY. died on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Marshall County Hospital in Benton KY.

He is survived by his children William Eric Hayes of Columbus, OH., William Hayes of New Haven, W. VA, Koah Hayes of St. Albans, W. VA., and Shawn Turner of Paducah, KY. as well as siblings Debbie Wolfe of Symsonia, KY., Brenda Davis of Syracuse, OH., David Hayes of Russellville, KY.and Steve Hayes also of Russellville, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents William R Hayes and Betty Jean Decker.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Rudean (Gordon) Willhelm

PADUCAH-Rudean (Gordon) Willhelm, 81, of Paducah passed away at 3:15 PM on Friday, June 28, 2019 at her residence.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Dykes of Reidland; one son, Gary Dale Willhelm and wife Jami of West Paducah; two brothers, Billy Ray Gordon and wife Dee of Indiana, William Donald Gordon and wife Glenda Ann of Boaz, KY; four grandchildren, Carl Dykes and wife Jennifer, Jamie Dale Willhelm, Sarah Grief, Jason Willhelm; 14 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Willhelm; father, William Nunley Gordon; mother, Mamie (Evitts) Wallace; three brothers, Bobby Gordon, Harold Wallace, Tommy Wallace; two sisters, Lou Cossler, Peggy Wilkins.

Funeral services was July 2, 2019 at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with Bro. Doug Kineman officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Paducah.
Mary Elizabeth Redford

BARDWELL-Mary Elizabeth Redford, 84, of Bardwell passed away at 7:28 A.M. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her residence.

She is survived by three sons, Jeff Redford and wife, Lori Ann, of Arlington, Shawn Redford and wife, Diane, of Clinton and Kelly Redford of Palatka, Florida; one sister, Edna Robertson of Bardwell; one brother, Gene Spillman and wife, Francis of Murray; twenty grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benny Redford; a son, Kevin Redford; her parents; a brother and sister.

A funeral service was on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Bro. Jonathan Redford and Rev. Rodney Bice officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Mary F. Johnson

PARIS-Mary F. Robbins Johnson, 75, of Paris, Tennessee, passed away at 7:32 P.M. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the home of her daughter, in Paducah, Kentucky.

Mary is survived by her husband, Wayne Johnson; her daughter, DeAnne Lynn Hicks (Gregg), of Paducah; her step-daughters, Carrie Gilbert and Rebecca Ryder, both of Alexandria, Kentucky; her sons, James Richard Maines, Jr. (Tammy), of Mayfield, Kentucky, Douglas Alan Maines (Stephanie), of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, David Anthony Maines (Aretta), of Mayfield; her sisters, Connie King, Dianna Robbins, Paula Stangle, Deborah Webb, Dolanda Dunaway; her brothers, Franklin L. Robbins, Orville L. Robbins, Jr.; 19 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Orville Lee Robbins and Melissie Dora "Dee" Hodge Robbins; step-mother, Betty Robbins; two sisters, Judith Huff and Theresia Broaddus

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah with Rev. Brad Vose and Rev. Nate Williams officiating.

Caroline Yaffe

PADUCAH-Caroline Yaffe, age 98, of Paducah, KY passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Superior Care Home.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Resnick and husband, Michael, of Paducah and Katherine Rose Yaffe of Boulder, Colorado; two sons, Michael Yaffe and wife, Nancy, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Max Richard Yaffe and wife, Joan Amatniek, of Newtown, Pennsylvania; one sister, Marcia Finkel Nemer of Paducah; five grandchildren, Sarah Homer (Steven), Victor Adam Resnick (Courtney), David Yaffe, Eva Yaffe, and Abigail Yaffe; three great-grandchildren, Amelia Jane Resnick, Adeline Rose Resnick, and Annalise Mae Resnick; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Yaffe and her parents.

Graveside services was on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Temple Israel cemetery with Rabbi Caroline Sim officiating.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Wayne Osborne

WICKLIFFE-Kenneth Wayne Osborne, age 77, of Wickliffe, KY passed away at 8:55 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Marion, IL.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Alice June Petty Osborne; one daughter, Pamela June Walters and husband, Michael of Wickliffe, KY; two sons, Kenneth Scott Osborne and wife, Kim of Sonora, CA, Kevin Charles Osborne and fiance, Arlene Davis of Wickliffe; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Preceding in death was his parents, Clarence Charles Osborne & Lois Irene Whitlow Osborne; one son, Michael Wayne Osborne; two sisters, Marlene Lee and Caroline Hebert; one brother Richard Osborne.

There will be no services at this time and burial will be at Wickliffe Cemetery at a later date.

Rhonda Rae Kreutzer

WEST PADUCAH-Rhonda Rae Kreutzer, 65, of West Paducah, passed away at 2:30 am on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at her residence.

Rhonda is survived by her fiancé, Ricky O'Donley; two sons, Travis Kreutzer and Matthew Kreutzer, both of West Paducah; two nieces, Missy Moss Bowers and Mindy Moss Stewart.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Moss and her parents were Marvin E. Richter and Betty Siddens Richter.

A graveside service was on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Brian Nance officiating.

Michael Poat

BOAZ-Michael Poat, age 77 of Boaz, Kentucky passed away at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shirley L. Faughn; one daughter, Amie (Charles) Fountain of Lone Oak; one son, Gregory (Cynthia) of Ledbetter, Kentucky; one sister, Charlotte Elkins, of South Carolina; four grandchildren; Emily Fountain, Rebecca Fountain, Matthew Poat and Leah Poat.

Preceding in death were his parents, Joseph Oscar Poat & Frances Paulette Reason Poat.

Services was July 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Father Bruce Fogle officiating.

Ladonna Sue Wilson-Castle

Ladonna Wilson-Castle finished the fight on June 26, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Castle and her father, Larry Wilson.

She is survived by her son, Joshua (Melissa) Lovelace, granddaughter Alexus (Tristen) Stacer, grandsonsLincoln Larry Lovelace and Leo Lovelace, granddaughter Mia Lovelace, mother Clarene Wilson, sister LaVern (Mark) Vivio, brother Benjamin (Laurie) Wilson, and many nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins of the Wilson and Cox families.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Those details are incomplete at this time.

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