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Lois Hicks

MARION - Ms. Lois Vivian Hicks, 88, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Crittenden County Convalescent Center in Marion.

She is survived by her daughter, Alice (Clayton) Mills of Princeton; sisters, Ruth Hunter of Marion and Jane Pollack of Evansville; three grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; five great, great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Turley; brothers, William Dalton Hicks and Pete Hicks; and parents, Allie and Naomi Kirk Hicks.

Funeral services were held Jan. 13, 2019, at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem. Interment followed at Union Cemetery.

Condolence may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Edna Turner

Benton - Mrs. Edna Louise Turner, 90 of Benton, died on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Lake Way Nursing & Rehabilitation in Benton.

Born Sunday, June 10, 1928, in Crittenden County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late William Smith and the late Claudia Campbell Smith.

She is survived by five sons, Dennis Turner of Danville, Ill, James Turner of Danville, Ill., Kendall Turner of Coldwater, Ky., Gilbert Turner (Janice) of Hardin, Ky., Rodney Turner of Coldwater, Ky.; four daughters, Regina Manker (Terry) of Murray, Glenda Holbrook (William) of Murray, Betty Murray (Frank) of Kirksey, Ky., and Anita Reeder of Hopkinsville; sister, Mary Driskill of Iuka, Ky.; 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Douglas Turner; son, Jeffrey Max Turner; daughter, Donna Vick; brothers, C.J. Smith, W.B. Smith; and sisters, Goldie Smith and Wanda Miller.

Services were held Jan. 12, 2019, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton, with the Bro. Joel Frizzell officiating. Interment followed in Jenny Ridge Cemetery, Land Between the Lakes.

Nora Johnson

SALEM - Mrs. Nora L. Johnson, 83, of Salem, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Salem Springlake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.

She is survived by four nephews, David Sunderland of Marion, Darrell Sunderland of Marion, Lynn Sunderland of Salem, Michael Sunderland of Leitchfield, Ky.; three nieces, Starla Sunderland of Ledbetter, Terri Pryor of Paducah, Jennifer Sunderland of Marion; several great nieces and nephew, and great, great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Johnson; brother, William Sunderland, Paul Sunderland, Charlie "Wahoo" Sunderland, Deon Sunderland; and her parents, Leslie Osburne and Dollie Mae Rushing Sunderland.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, with Rev. Josh Bumpus officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.

Condolence may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.


Thelma Rushing

Thelma Jean "Tootie" Rushing, 78, went home to be with the Lord at her daughter's home in Frankfort, Ky. on Jan. 11, 2019. She was a founding and charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Greg (Phyllis) Rushing of Marion; daughter, Vicki (Joe) Sanderson of Frankfort, Ky.; grandchildren, Corey Rushing of Marion, Courtney (Larry) Morse of Princeton, Shellye (Kenny) Conger of Marion, and Josh (Amber) Jackson of Irvington, Ky.; six great grandchildren and siblings, Jimmy "Bub" Porter and Kenny Kirk of Marion, Tommy Kirk of Cave-In-Rock, Ill., Phyllis Joiner of Golconda, Ill. and Brice Kirk of Palm Springs, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, Billy Jo Rushing, and parents, Eugene Porter, Velda Kirk, Jody Hobbs and Emma Hobbs.

Services were held Jan. 16, 2019, at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, with interment in Crayne Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Crayne Cemetery.

James Jennings

James Kevin Jennings, 62, of Batchtown, Ill., passed away Jan. 9, 2019, at his residence.
Mr. Jennings is survived by his father, James Emmett Jennings, of Marion, and brother, David Jennings, of Pearland, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Jennings.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Myers Funeral Home in Marion with burial in Mapleview Cemetery.
Friends may call at Myers Funeral Home between the hours of 12 and 1 p.m. on Friday.

Rosa Lee Trainer Case Gough

Bardwell --Rosa Lee Trainer Case Gough, age 92, passed away at her residence in Bardwell on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

She attended Mc Kendree Methodist Church in Hickory. Ms. Rosa was a loving mother and caregiver and an artist and member of the Mayfield Art Guild. She worked as a seamstress for Snowers Clothing Mfg.

Her survivors include her husband, Glen Curtis Gough of Bardwell, her daughter, Karen Sue Calvert of Bardwell; her son, Larry Case of Bardwell; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Case; her daughter, Janet Ford; her son, Billy Harold Case; five sisters and five brothers.

Services will be held at Milner & Orr Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Bardwell on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Richard Dowdy will officiate. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to American Cancer Society 952 Fairview Ave Bowling Green, KY 42101

You may go online to light a candle or leave a message for the family at www.milnerandorr.com

Don Armstrong

KEVIL -- Don Armstrong, 77, died at 1:03 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Baptist Health Paducah.

Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Catherine Stafford Armstrong of Kevil; one son, Stanley Armstrong and his wife Annette of La Center; two daughters, Leigh Ann Green and her husband Kevin of La Center and Karen Armstrong of Kevil; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center.

There was a private burial on Wednesday morning.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Rexana Ashcraft, 6857 La Center Road, La Center, KY 42056.

Messages of condolence for the family may be sent to morrowfuneralchapel.com.

William Edward Booker

Bardwell -- Bill Booker, 76, passed away on January 7, 2019 at his residence.

Bill was born on October 3, 1942 in Carlisle County to James Robert Booker, Sr. and Euna Elizabeth McGary Booker. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by two sisters, Florine McPherson of Paducah, Dorothy Loretta Leyhue of Greenfield, Tennessee; two brothers, Mike Tankersley of West Paducah, Tony L. Booker and wife Sharman of Bardwell; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Burch Booker; his second wife, Brenda Bruce Booker; one sister, Patricia Thomas; four brothers, Tolly Booker, James Robert Booker, Jr., Jackie Joe Terry, Gary C. Booker, and his parents.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Rev. Eddie Smith officiating. Burial will follow the service at Old Bardwell Cemetery.

Visition was Friday, January 11, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell.

You may light a candle and leave a message of sympathy for the family at www.milnerandorr.com.

Herman Garrison
LACENTER - Herman Garrison, 94, of LaCenter, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Life Care Center of LaCenter.
He is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Cooper and husband, Jerry of LaCenter; one son, Michael Garrison and wife Beverly of Murray; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Garrison of Kevil; five grandchildren, Chanda Jones (Jeff), Tiffany Myers (Keith), Kellye Nichols (Bear), Rev. Chris Cooper (Jessica), Courtney McKinney (Kyle); ten great-grandchildren, Weston Jones (April), Drew Myers (Jacey), Mary Beth Myers, Madison Nichols, Mason Nichols, Miley Nichols, Will Cooper, Jase Cooper, Gage McKinney, Hugh Michael McKinney and one great-great-grandchild, Preston Jones.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Hopkins Garrison; one son, Harold "Punchy" Garrison; three sisters, three brothers and his parents.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe with Rev. Ricky Burton and Rev. Chris Cooper officiating. Burial at Zion Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: Gideon's International. P.O. Box 10. Kevil, KY 42053.
Mary Sams
LACENTER - Mary Sams, of LaCenter, Kentucky, passed away at 6:00 A.M. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Sams is survived by her sister, Linda Wallace, of Kevil, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Barbara Wilson (Eric), of Paducah, Kentucky, Ronnie Edging (Michele), of Graves County; her great grandchildren, Troy Wilson, Ethan Wilson, Joseph Edging, Whitley Edging.
Mrs. Sams was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Raymond Sams; her son, "Big Ronnie" Edging; her parents, John Norman Dixon and Pearl Aline Keller Dixon; her sisters, Wanda Keith, Joyce Brunson; her brother, Wayne Dixon.
Funeral services were Monday, January 14, 2019 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Chris Cooper officiating. Burial at LaCenter Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
You may leave a message of condolence or light a candle of remembrance at milnerandorr.com.
Lola Montgomery
Lola Montgomery, age 81 of West Paducah and native of Dexter, MO passed away at 3:58 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Bill Franklin Montgomery; mother, Lillian Louise Mayberry Vieth; two daughters, Rita (Kevin) Pugh of West Paducah, Amy (Steven) Mitchell of London, Arkansas; two sons, Richard (Tara) Montgomery of West Paducah and Andy (Natalie) Montgomery of Paducah; one sister, Betty Davis, Burton, MI; one brother, Floyd E. (Pat) Vieth Jr. of Ossian, IN; eleven grandchildren, Daniel (Shana) Pugh, Caitlin (Eric) Fleming, Canaan (Rebecca) Montgomery, Emily (Perry) Snowden, Will (Paige) Montgomery, Alexandria Montgomery, Sydney Montgomery, Hannah Mitchell, Lydia Mitchell, Ethan Mitchell, Bethany Mitchell; six great-grandchildren, Emma Pugh, Ward Pugh, Annie Pugh, Samuel Fleming, Luke Fleming and Eli Montgomery; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Doug Hughes officiating. Burial at Harris Cemetery.
Expression of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
You may light a candle or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.
Michael Burnett Ryan
OSCAR - Michael Burnett Ryan, age, 76, died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Paducah. He was a member of Oscar Baptist Church. Michael was a Navy Veteran during the Cuban Crisis.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years Kathy Ryan of Oscar, KY. One son Patrick Ryan of Mayfield, KY. Three daughters Tina Downing of Benton, KY, Shannon Ryan of Barlow, KY, and Patty Robertson of LaCenter, KY. One sister Joann Miller of Erwin, TN.
He was preceded in death by one son Michael Ryan, one daughter Karen Hartnett, One grandson John Tyler, one brother David Ryan and his parents Joseph and Louise Ryan.
Funeral Services were Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Oscar Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Ryan Baker Officiating. Interment at LaCenter Cemetery. Masonic Services will be held right before the funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Morrow Funeral Chapel is handling services. Messages of condolence for the family may be sent to morrowfuneralchapel.com