Arthur Calvin Collier
GRAND RIVERS-Arthur Calvin Collier, age 83, of Grand Rivers, KY passed away Monday, March 18, at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. He was a retired shift supervisor with Silgan Containers and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Duvall Collier, Grand Rivers, KY; three sons, Gary C. Collier & wife, Susie, Rockford, IL; Barry C. Collier & wife, Deborah, and James L. Collier & wife, Lillian, all of Bartlett, IL.; one sister, Marjorie Southworth Hackney, Grand Rivers, KY, seven grandchildren, Derrick Collier, Kyle Collier, Alisha Butler, Carlie Collier, Amanda Collier, Sean Collier and Elizabeth Collier, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse James Collier and Ruth Frances Snider Collier; one son, Bruce Lee Collier; one brother, Robert Collier and five sisters, Kathryn Rose, Nellie Hutcherson, Jessie Mae White, Betty Jean Jenkins Nall and Monia Faye Yde.
Visitation will be from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm Saturday, March 23, at Lakeland Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Eddyville. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 23, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers, KY.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Red Cross, 232 N 8th St, Paducah, KY 42001
You may light a candle or leave a message for the family at: www.lakelandchapel.com
Marla Howe Miller
PADUCAH-Marla Howe Miller, 62, of Paducah, Kentucky passed away at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at her residence.
Marla is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" F. Miller; daughter, Valerie Hooper of Ledbetter, Kentucky; sons, Mike Miller and wife, Jeanette of Warrenton, Missouri and Wayne Miller of St. Peters, Missouri; mother, Virginia Faye VanVactor Howe Parrish of Paducah, Kentucky; sisters, Lucinda Tier and husband, Don of Marion, Kentucky and Mary Goodman of Ledbetter, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Hannah Walker and Brian Nelson; one great grandchild, J.T. Trivett; step grandchildren, Taylor Miller and Marly Dowler.
She was preceded in death by a son, Brian Sullivan; sister, Kim Liedecker; her father, Harold Edward Howe.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Jeff Wallace officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to, The American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003.
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Tim Lee Aldridge
CLINTON-Tim Lee Aldridge, age 65, died at his residence in Clinton, Kentucky on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Tim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cindy Clark Aldridge of Clinton; his son, Eric Aldridge and wife, Kelley of Clinton; his sister, DeeAnn Aldridge of Clinton; and two grandchildren, Camden and Kylee Aldridge.
He was preceded by his parents.
Memorial services will be held at Milner & Orr Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Arlington on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Gleen Rushing officiating.
Visitation will begin on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
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Curtis Lee Crouch
PADUCAH-Curtis Lee Crouch of Paducah died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center. He was a retired fabricator.
Surviving Curtis is his wife, Christina Crouch; four children, Randy Crouch, Donna Midkiff, Glen Crouch, and Darrell Crouch; seven grandchildren, six great-grandsons, and several nieces and nephews.
Crouch is preceded in death by his parents, William Marion and Amanda Elizabeth (Meadows) Crouch; and four siblings, Eugene, Jack, James, and Odell.
Graveside services will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Stan Reid officiating.
Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of the services.
Lisa Ann Solomon
FULTON-Lisa Ann Solomon, 51, of Fulton passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at a family members residence.
Surviving are her children, Cletus Solomon of Paducah and Aaron (Tiffany) Solomon of Fulton; her siblings, Mary Martha Solomon of Paducah, Pam Solomon of Paducah, Billy Solomon of Minnesota, Ronnie Solomon of Eddyville; three grandchildren, JaceyRea Solomon, LaQuetta Solomon, Mary Kay Solomon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion Solomon and Ruth Brown Solomon; and one brother, Cletus Solomon.
Graveside services will be at 2:30pm on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Barlow Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family from 11:00am - 2:00pm on Sunday at Lindsey Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com
Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
Linda Fiers Driskill
GRAND RIVERS-Linda Fiers Driskill, 70, Grand Rivers died on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
Surviving are daughter-in-law, Tracy Heater of Grand Rivers; two sisters, Betty Johnson of Calvert City and Vicky Asher of Jackson, TN; two grandchildren, Logan Heater and Amanda Heater; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Chris Heather; one daughter, Kendra Leeann Henson; and three sisters. Her parents were Elvis Fiers and Adeline Horton Fiers.
Graveside services will be at 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ledbetter.
Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
Jack Owsley Cooper
Oscar, KY, Jack Owsley Cooper, age 91, died Wednesday morning, March 20, 2019 at 2:08 a.m. at Life Care Center in LaCenter, KY.
Jack is survived by two daughters; Connie Burnley (Charles) of Kevil and Jackie Flowers (Joe) of Oscar. Five grandchildren; Jennifer Pickett (Brad),Walt Burnley (Valerie), Jeana Williams (Todd), Stacey Irvin, and Clint Flowers (Tracie). Ten great grandchildren; Logan Pickett, Neely Williams, Jordan Pickett, Chloe Irvin, Tinslee Williams, Wendy Burnley, Lacey Burnley, Jacob Irvin, Eli Flowers, and Grace Flowers. Three brothers; John Forrest Cooper of Oscar, Tom (Agnes) Cooper of Lexington, KY, Ed (Dorothy) Cooper of Oscar, KY. Two sisters; Carolyn (Chalen) Gordon of Oscar, and Dorothea Ann Pettigrew (Vann) of Bolivar, TN.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Merlene Hall Cooper, and a great granddaughter Morgan Pickett. His parents were Clarence and Lois (Owsley) Cooper.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter, KY from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter, KY with the Rev. Robert McKinney and Rev. Kenny Locke officiating. Interment will follow at Oscar Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Gideons International P.O. Box 10 Kevil, KY 42053.
William "Bill" R. Simpson
PADUCAH-William "Bill" R. Simpson, 87, of Paducah, Kentucky passed away at 8:15 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019 at his residence.
Bill is survived by his wife, Marilyn Albritton Simpson; daughter, Suzanne Roberts and husband, Brent of Jeffersonville, Indiana; son, Rick Simpson and wife, Jackie of Kernersville, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Emily Foshee and husband, Caleb, Michelle Roberts and Will Simpson; great granddaughter, Caroline Foshee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr.William Lloyd Simpson and Ruth Boswell Simpson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Broadway Church of Christ with Mr. Dan Owen and Mr. Andrew Clausen officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Kenton Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Broadway Church of Christ.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to, New Pathways for Children, P.O. Box 10, Melber, Kentucky 42069-0010.
Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.
Charles E. Wilkinson
PADUCAH-Charles E. Wilkinson, age 87 , of Paducah, KY passed away at 9:20 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah. C.
Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Hart and Ryan Massey of Paducah, KY, Jackie Jacobsen and husband, Jake of San Marcos, TX; four grandchildren, Sydney Cooper and husband, Justin, Samantha Cain, Seth Hart and wife, Elyse and Abby Hart and fiance', Dan Otterson; four great-grandchildren, Jude Cain, Leo Cain, Imogen Cooper and Duke Otterson.
Preceding in death was his wife, Georgia Wilkinson; parents, George Wilkinson & Stella Radcliff Wilkinson; one brother, Bill Wilkinson.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Mike Morris officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expression of sympathy may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10004 or to COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Miami, FL 33134.
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Elva Mae Howle
Elva Mae Howle, 89, of West Paducah, passed from this life and received her heavenly reward on Monday morning, March 18th, 2019 at Baptist Health of Paducah. Mae was a caregiver in her life and enjoyed being one. She formerly worked at Parkview Nursing and Rehab of Paducah, as well as Clausner's Hosiery factory of Paducah. She also loved to travel as much as she could and loved spending time with her little dog, Ubu. Mae was also a member of Christ Community Church and loved her Savior.
Mae is survived by two daughters, Lecia Verwers of Metropolis, and Brenda Hazzard of West Paducah; one sister, Peggy (Larry) Taylor of Sebastian, FL.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Lopez of Paducah, and Audrey Stevenson of Paducah; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucian Howle; her parents, Coy and Myrtle Edmond Choat; two children, Jennifer Ingram, and Johnny Howle; and one brother and one sister.
Friends may visit the family on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 from 11am until 1pm at Christ Community Church in West Paducah behind the Airport. Funeral services will start immediately following the visitation at 1pm with Rev. Tim Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to the St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com
Mrs. Erma Jean Springs
Mrs. Erma Jean Springs, 72, of Salem, KY, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem, KY.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Norman Springs of Salem, KY; son, James Timothy Springs of Salem, KY; sisters, Faye Baker of Salem, KY and Evelyn Orenduff of Tucson, AZ; three brothers, Tom Harris of Salem, KY, Billy and Robert Harris of Brook, IN; ten grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Norman Anthony Springs; sisters, Viola Miller, Emma Lou Belt, Leona Belt, Carolyn Mendez and Shirley Hackney; brothers, Buddy Harris, Tom Agent, Claude Agent, Jerry Agent and Denny Harris; step-mother, Estelle Harris; and parents Ules and Valada Shuecraft Harris.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem, KY with Bro's Tim Fouts and Billy Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Lola Pentecostal Church Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.
Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.
Richard Ernest "Sonny" Page, 85, of Paducah, passed away at 12:35 P.M. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Harper Page; daughter, Holly Ann Page of Paducah; son, Richard Mark Page and wife, Beth of Louisville; and two grandchildren, Parker Page and Katie Page.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Lora Jean Gowan and Rev. Joe Beale officiating. Burial and military honors will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation for Mr. Page will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made in his memory to: Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway, Paducah, KY, 42001.
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Benjamin "Ben" Pease
Benjamin "Ben" Pease, 76, of Paducah, formerly of Cunningham, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Continue Care of Paducah.
He is survived by one daughter, Rhonda King and husband, Philip, of Bardwell; one stepdaughter, Debbie Armour and husband, Don, of Cunningham; one half-sister, Edith Kelly of Lexington, Kentucky; two grandsons, Braxten and Kylen King; and three step-grandchildren, Cindy, Amanda and Holly.
Funeral services was held on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Rev. Rodney Bice officiating
BARDWELL -- Phebe Baker, 62, of Bardwell, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Melanie Hays and Angie Dillingham.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2019, at Roselawn Cemetery in Bardwell.
You may leave a message for the family or light a candle at milnerandorr.com.
Ruby Lee Thompson Rowe
FANCY FARM -- Ruby Lee Thompson Rowe, 103, of Fancy Farm, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at her home.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Matthews of Riverside, California, Carolyn Sue Peplinski of Fancy Farm, and Marie Funk of Kevil; son Bob Thompson of Fancy Farm; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church with Fr. Darrell Venters officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Jerome Cemetery.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial donations can be made to the Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002.
Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield is in charge of arrangements.
Kevil, KY Frances Rice Buchanan, age 81, died Thursday, March 14, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN.
She is survived by four sons; Mark Buchanan (Torrie) of Paducah, KY, Wade Buchanan (LouAnn) of Kevil KY, Russ Buchanan (Debbie) of Benton, KY and Brent Buchanan (Michelle) of West Paducah, KY. One daughter; Tamara Buchanan of Eddyville, KY. Nine grandchildren; Ashlee (Chris) Gregory, Katee (Jared) Adams, Ross (McKenzie) Buchanan, Ryan (Sarita) Buchanan, Chase (Bailey),Buchanan, Thad Buchanan, Mikee Buchanan, Grady Buchanan and Raylee Buchanan. Six great grandchildren; Brently, Miller, Roree, Emoree, Annslee, and Brystol. Two brothers; Charles Rice of Kevil, KY and Grady Hoy of Abilene, Texas, one sister; Sharon Dewey of Quinlan, Texas. A sister in law; Genice Cook of Collinsville, Oklahoma, two brother in laws, Tom Buchanan (Ruth Ann) of Eddyville, KY, and Larry Buchanan (Dwan) of Fredonia, TN, two sisters in law; Jean Glisson of Reidland, KY and Ann Reid (Mark) of Kevil, KY.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Bob Buchanan, one brother Zack Cook. Two sisters; Ocie Jaquess and Virginia Moore.
Wilma Gwendolyn Johnson Peyton, 87, of Paducah, formerly of Grahamville, died at 6:47 am on Wednesday March 3, 2019 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Peyton Stimson, and husband Rick Stimson of Grahamville; granddaughters Holly Hampton-Hyde of Grahamville and Heather Reid Lynn and husband Sean Lynn of Heath; great grandchildren Katlyn Riley and husband Kurck Riley of Grahamville; Adam Lynn and Reid Lynn of Heath; and great great granddaughters Kinsley and Klaire Riley of Grahamville.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Paul Peyton. Her parents were Thomas Johnson and Magnolia (Parks) Johnson, although following her mother's passing, stepmother Anna Belle Johnson was very much a mother to her.
Dickie Ray Todd
Dickie Ray Todd, 64, of Paducah, passed away at 8:29 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Baptist Health Paducah.
Dickie was the owner of Side Pockets Billiards of Paducah and he was of the Christian faith. Dickie loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, music, billiards and watching boxing. Most of all, he loved his family.
He is survived by his wife and soulmate of 45 years, Vicki (Reynolds) Todd of Paducah; one son, Dusty Todd of Paducah; one daughter, Roxanne (Randy) Rutherford of Paducah; one brother, Dwayne (Patricia) Todd of Paducah; five sisters, Belinda (Steve) Walker of Paducah, Renita Todd of Paducah, Serita Todd of St. Louis, Missouri, Lisa (Walter) Bishop of Arlington, and Leanne Rodgers of Wyoming; four grandchildren, Laurna Todd, Dyson Todd, Lindsay Rutherford, Landon Rutherford; two great-grandchildren, Mylee Baker, Zayne Baker; and several nieces and nephews.
Michael Dale Sullivan
BARLOW -- Michael Dale Sullivan, 68, of Barlow, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah.
He was retired from Labor Union No. 773. He was an ordained Deacon and attended Faith Missionary Baptist Church
Michael is survived by one son, Michael Wilbert Sullivan of Barlow; one daughter, Julie Woods of Barlow; one brother, Mark Sullivan of Cadiz; two sisters, Norma Freeman of Wickliffe and Debbie Wilmoth of Wickliffe; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Sharon Pauline Sullivan; three brothers, Gary Sullivan, Billy Sullivan and Kenneth Sullivan; and one sister, Donna Sullivan. His parents were Arthur Lee "Demp" and Bobbie Sullivan.
Charlotte J. Dick
PADUCAH - Charlotte J. Dick, 74, of Paducah died on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Dick Sr; two sons, Carl Edward Dick and John Thomas Smith; and parents, William Underwood and Anna Bell Clapp Underwood.
Wanda Brown Hall
MURRAY -- Wanda Brown Hall, 83, of Murray died at 7 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at her home.
She is survived by daughters Laura Walker of Murray and Teresa Brown Oakley of Hardin; son Keith Brown of Cadiz; sister Ann Benson Hunter of Versailles; brother Roy Benson of Georgetown; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
William Taylor Thistlethwaite
MAYFIELD - William Taylor Thistlethwaite, M.D. passed on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Mayfield, Kentucky.
Dr. Thistlethwaite is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Jane; and his two sons, William Taylor Jr. (Rebecca) of Alexandria, Virginia, and James Clayton of Louisville, Kentucky. He is also survived by his brother, J. Richard Thistlethwaite Jr., M.D., PhD (Susan) of Edwards, Colorado; sisters, Patricia Thistlethwaite, M.D., PhD of La Jolla, California, and Margaret Hart, M.D.(Robert) of McLean, Virginia, and brothers-in-law, Richard Young (Cindy) of Edmonton, Kentucky, and Fred Young (Marla) of Edmonton, Kentucky
FANCY FARM -- Harold Wilson, 88, of Fancy Farm, died at 9:25 p.m. Friday night, March 8, 2019, at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
Mr. Wilson is survived by two daughters, Joan (Terry) Carter of Louisville and Helen (Todd) Shupe of Independence. He is survived by five sons, Alan (Phyllis) Wilson, Gene Wilson, and Mark (Lori) Wilson of Fancy Farm, Tom Wilson of Paducah, and Bob (LorryBeth) Wilson of Wickliffe. Also, 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren are living. Three sisters, Sister Dorothy Wilson of Nazareth, Ruth Collins of Lexington, and Rose Nell Douthit of Oldsmar, Florida; and a brother, James Wilson, of Fancy Farm still survive.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Betty Wilson. Also preceding him were his parents, Leslie and Beatrice Wilson; his sisters, Shirley and Pauline; as well as four brothers, Joe, Cloyd, Charlie, and Phillip
Jerry D. Orr
GILBERTSVILLE -- Jerry D. Orr, 85, of Gilbertsville, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at Calvert City Convalescent Center. Born Between the Rivers in Star Lime Works, Kentucky, on September 3, 1933, he was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving from 1952-1956 aboard the USS Samuel N. Moore, attaining the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. He was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church and was a Kentucky Colonel. Mr. Orr was retired from Arkema Chemicals (formerly Pennwalt). He was the son of the late Calvin Orr and the late Jewell (Hill) Orr.
He is survived by his sons; Kent Orr, wife Nancy, of Lago Vista, Texas, Jeff Orr of Gilbertsville, Kevin Orr, wife Shelley, of Smyrna, Tennessee, Scott Clayton of Kuttawa; daughters, Tammy Dawes, husband Andy, of Calvert City, Betsy Thompson of Reidland, Annie Futrell, husband Jeff, of Benton. Also surviving are a brother, Justin Orr, wife Joyce of Benton; stepbrothers, Tommy Nickell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Eddie Nickell of Eddyville, David Nickell of Smithland, brother-in-law, Aruthur Simon, wife Vicky, of Dunwoody, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Melissa Orr of Calvert City, and Martha Simon of Kirkland, Washington; son-in-law: Todd Duncan, wife Jill. Special buddy, Jane Taylor, 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and cousins also survive.
Elsie Mae Beardsley
BARDWELL -- Elsie Mae Beardsley, 85, of Bardwell, died Friday March 8, 2019, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
She is survived by three daughters, Melissa Blackwell and husband Ricky of Cunningham, Joyce Burgess and husband Joe of Bardwell, Judy Wollas and husband George of Franklin, Tennessee, and two sons, Don Beardsley and wife Sandy of Bardwell and Dale Beardsley of East Palatka, Florida. She leaves behind nine grandchildren, Kim Hickerson and husband Todd of Bardwell, Eric Beardsley of East Palatka, Florida, Brandon Beardsley and wife Lauren of St. Augustine, Florida, Ashlea Hogancamp and husband Matt of Franklin, Tennessee, Hailey Blackwell of Paducah, Allison Blackwell of Cunningham, Mike Mantle and wife Jackie of Bardwell, Julie Woods and husband Max of Hickory, Lisa Adams and husband Joey of Bardwell. She is survived by 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, John L. Beardsley; her parents, Clarence and Lela Bell Forgey; and one granddaughter, Lesia Thomason. Preceding Elsie were her three sisters, Roxie McChristian, Mary Elizabeth Black and Louise Thoma,s and her five brothers, Mac Gay, C.P. Forgey, Harry Forgey, Herbert Forgey and Glen Forgey.
GRAND RIVERS -- Mary Foley Walls Ruggles, 88, of Grand Rivers, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at her residence in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
Mrs. Ruggles was the daughter of the late Jethro Foley and the late Nona (Higgins) Foley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, M.C. Ruggles; son, Tony Wall; brother, W.E. Foley; and sister, Marettia Hubbard.
Ralph French, 72, of Clinton, passed away at 2:47 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019 at his residence.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Nekoda Crider French, of Clinton, Kentucky; daughter, Regena Adams, and husband Mike, of Clinton, Kentucky; son, Ralph French, of Columbus, Kentucky; sister, Sue Wright, of South Fulton, Kentucky; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Reba Morrow.