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Brandy Belt

PADUCAH - Brandy Belt, 39, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at her residence.

She is survived by three daughters, Elisabeth Burgess of Dover, Tennessee, Lyriq Alexander and Nora Alexander both of Boise, Idaho; two sons, Kobe Belt of Boise, Idaho and Elijah Edwards of Calvert City, Kentucky; her mother, Eva Walker Belt of Paducah; a sister, Debbie Powley of Paducah; a brother, Teddy Belt of Paducah.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Eloise Krueger

PADUCAH - Eloise K. Krueger, age 98, of Paducah, Kentucky, formerly of Crown Point, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021 at her home.

Mrs. Krueger is survived by her daughters, Sue Dille (Bud), of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, and Chris Krueger, of Paducah; her son, Sam Krueger (Debby), of Georgetown, Kentucky; her sister, Erma Holt, of Nashville, North Carolina.

All services will be scheduled for a later date.

Billy Gold Childress

PADUCAH - Billy Gold Childress, October 20, 1924 - April 10, 2021

Surviving are his children; daughter Janett Brundige (Richard) and son Billy Henderson (Bernice), both of Lexington, KY; son Scott Childress (Sandy) of Belknap, IL; daughters Molly Bailey (Gary), and Carol Jones (Doug), and son Todd Childress (Janna), all of Paducah.

Funeral services with military rites will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Stacy Irene (Feruson) Lavergne

PADUCAH -

Stacy Lavergne, 62, of Paducah, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at her residence.

She is survived by her husband David Lavergne; two daughters, Stephanie Taylor (Eddie) of Arkansas, Nicole Bowden of Arkansas; three sons, Josh Graham (Jennifer) of Paducah, Patrick Lavergne (Sherri) of Oklahoma, Robert Lavergne (Christie) of South Carolina; one sister, Lesly Perez (Kenny) of California.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Kathryn Blaine Lasher

PADUCAH - Kathryn Blaine Lasher, age 87, of Paducah, died April 12, 2021 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Survivors include one daughter, Pam Lasher Wysock and husband (David) of Huntsville, AL and two sons, Blaine E. Lasher and wife (Jennifer) of Paducah and Rick A. Lasher and wife (Linda) of Jeffersonville, IN. She leaves behind two sisters, Ann Draffen of Benton, Kentucky and Jean Morrison of Lexington, South Carolina.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Bob Martin officiating. Burial will be at the Hampton Cemetery in Livingston County Kentucky.

Thomas Edward

Robinson

PADUCAH - Thomas (Tommy) Edward Robinson, 92, of Paducah, passed away at 12:16 am. on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Center.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Colleen, daughter Sheila (Steve) Hawkins of Calvert City, son Randall (Sue Ann) Robinson of Paducah.

Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Lone Oak chapel of Milner and Orr and burial at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Sandy (Warren) Wheeler

PADUCAH - Sandy Wheeler, age 64 of Paducah died Friday, April 9, 2021 at Lourdes Mercy Health.

She is survived by her husband: Johnny Wheeler of Paducah, her daughters: Jonna Wheeler of Paducah, and Farrah Young (Michael) of Hopkinsville; her brothers: Donnie Warren of Paducah, Michael Warren of South Carolina, Roger "Bo" Warren (Kim) of Symsonia; her sisters: Eulonda Vandergriff (Jeff) of Paducah, and Melissa Reaves of Franklin, Kentucky.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 at Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home in Paducah.

Marcella May

PADUCAH - Marcella "Marcy" May, 66, of Paducah, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Baptist Health in Paducah.

Marcy is survived by her husband, Reginald May; her mother, Lydia Hicks; two children, Kristy Lynn Wood (Noah) Jaques and DJ Wood; two siblings, Rhoda F. Hicks and Michael L. (Michelle) Hicks.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Lindsey Funeral Home with Billy Jaques officiating. Friends may visit the family from 1:00 pm to service hour.

Mike M. Swift

PADUCAH - Mike Swift, 86, passed away on April 8th, 2021 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center.

Mike is survived by his wife Virginia Swift, and his Son Giovanni Day.

Visitation for Mike Swift was held on Saturday, April 10th at Lindsey Funeral Home.

Paul Bell, Sr.

PADUCAH - Paul Bell, Sr., age 74, of Paducah, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021, 10:13 a.m., at Baptist Health of Paducah.

He is survived by two sons, Paul (Tanashea) Bell, Jr. of Paducah and Juan (Dunia) Bell of Phoenix, AZ; one daughter, Crystal (Alfredro) Thompson of Paducah.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 1:00 p.m. at the Greater Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church.

Martha Jean Watkins

PADUCAH - Martha Jean Watkins, 93, of Paducah passed away at 9:10 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021, at Southgate Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, IL.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis Alan (Cynthia) Watkins of Paducah, Harold (Leslie) Watkins of Paducah; two daughters, Linda Faye (Jerry) Riley of Paducah, Jennifer Carol (Allen) Martin of New Port Richey, FL.

A private family graveside service was held on Wednesday.

Karen Todd

BARDWELL - Karen Jean Galloway Todd, age 70, of Bardwell, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Baptist Health Paducah.

Karen is survived by her husband Sammy Todd of Bardwell; three sons, Jeff Todd of Bardwell, Jerrad Todd of Bardwell and Joel Todd of Wickliffe; one sister, Diane Turnbow (Nathan) of Paducah; two brothers, David Galloway (Monica) of Bardwell and Johnny Galloway of Bardwell.

Funeral services for Karen were held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell.

Deborah Jones

WICKLIFFE - Deborah Meinhardt Jones, age 68, of Wickliffe, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021, at her home.

Deborah is survived by her two daughters, Amy M. (David) Kissiar and Heather Stewart, both of Wickliffe; one sister Betty (James) Nations of Campbell, Missouri.

Funeral services for Deborah will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Wickliffe with Rev. Butch Latta and Rev. Brian Overstreet officiating. Burial will follow at Burkley Cemetery.

Mary Doris Ferguson Hopper

COLUMBUS - Mary Doris Ferguson Hopper, age 89, of Columbus, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Clinton Place Nursing Home in Clinton, Kentucky.

Mary is survived by her sister, Alla Frizzell of Columbus and several nieces and nephews.

A private burial will be held at Zion Cemetery in Columbus, Kentucky. Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Arlington is in charge of arrangements.

Glenna Carol Sams

CUNNINGHAM - Glenna Carol DeJarnett Sams, age 67, of Cunningham, formerly of Blandville, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021 at her home.

Glenna is survived by her husband, Wayne Sams of Cunningham; two sons, Eric Sams (Marla) and Curtis Sams (Sabrina), all of Fancy Farm; one sister, Yvonne Gant (Ricky) of Blandville.

Funeral services for Glenna were held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell.

Joseph "Donnie" Stahr

FANCY FARM - Mr. Joseph "Donnie" Stahr, age 85 and a resident of Fancy Farm, passed away at 12:01 A.M. Thursday, April 8, 2021 at his residence.

He is survived by his wife; Alma "Pearl" Stahr, one son; David "Jan" Stahr, Mayfield, one daughter; Debra (Harold) Daniels, Fancy Farm, one sister; Frances Netzer, Cincinnati ,OH.

A funeral mass was held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the St. Jerome Catholic Church in Fancy Farm.

Harold Wayne Droke

MAYFIELD - Harold Wayne Droke, age71, passed away at Jackson Medical Center, Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Harold Wayne is survived by one sister, Nancy Ogden and her husband Bill of Kevil, KY.

There will be a memorial Service at a later date.

Regina Michelle

Dalcourt

MAYFIELD - Mrs. Regina Michelle Dalcourt, age 59 of Franklin, Ky and formerly of Mayfield, Ky passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2:46 PM at the TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tn.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky.

Kora Beth Reed

BURNA - Kora Beth Reed, was born April 10th 2021 with her perfect angel wings.

She is survived by her parents, Bobby and Kara Reed, Catherine Joyner of Burna; one brother, David; two sisters, Addie and Ranslee; two grandmothers, Mary McDonald and Terry Woodall; aunt Dovie (Ti) Yaw of Grand Rivers.

Funeral services will be 12:00 PM, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors.

Emma Nell

Willingham

MARION - Emma Nell Willingham, 93, of Marion, KY died April 12, 2021 at Crittenden Community Hospital in Marion, KY.

Survivors include her sons, Dale (Natalie) Willingham of Marion, KY; Russell (Lori) Willingham of College Grove, TN and Kenneth (Bernadine) Willingham of Oaklawn, IL.

Services are scheduled for 5:00 PM Saturday April 17, 2021 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY with interment in the Willingham Family Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 3:30 PM until service time at the funeral home.

Charles Wayne Evans

SALEM - Charles Wayne Evans, 73, of Salem, KY died April 11, 2021 at Salem Springlake Health and Rehab.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Evans of Salem, KY; daughter, Denese (Don) Keene of Marion, KY.

Services are scheduled for 1 PM Saturday April 17, 2021 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Linda Bernice

Sawyers

HARDIN - Linda Bernice (Linsin) Sawyers, 67 of Hardin, KY, the Unity Community, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021, at Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY.

Surviving are her husband David W. Sawyers of Hardin, KY; sons, Tony Taylor of Benton, KY, Matthew Taylor, wife Jamie of Benton, KY, and Jordan Sawyers, wife Christie of Oakland, TN; brothers, Dennis Linsin of Fairdealing, KY and Scotty Linsin of Fairdealing, KY, sisters, Cathy Hopkins of Aurora, KY, Connie Salcedo of Aurora, KY, Stephanie Linsin of Fairdealing, KY and Beverly Linsin of Benton, KY.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY. Rev. Wayne Hopkins will officiate. Interment will follow the service in the Unity Cemetery, Hardin, KY.

Phyllis Ann

(Applegate) Wheaton

BENTON - Phyllis Ann Wheaton, 90, of Benton passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Lakeway Nursing & Rehab in Benton.

She will be cremated per her wishes and no services are scheduled at this time.

Freda Catherine Finch

BENTON - Freda Catherine Burroughs Finch, 93 transitioned to eternal life peacefully at home in Benton, KY with her family by her side on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

She is survived by her son, Daniel E. (Maya) Finch of Issaquah, WA and Debbie Anderson Cate of Benton, KY.

She will go to her final resting place at Marshall County Memorial Gardens in Benton, KY with a private graveside service.

Jon Russell Potts

WINCHESTER - Jon Russell Potts, age 43 of Winchester, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, April 9th in Benton, Kentucky of natural causes.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Potts of Winchester; his parents, Terry and Julie Potts of North Carolina; his paternal grandmother, Eloise Potts of North Carolina; two sons, Eric Mack and Ben Brian Potts both of Winchester; a daughter, Ella Marie Potts of Winchester; three brothers, James, Lee and Jordan Potts all of Gastonia, North Carolina.

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 17th from 10:00 until memorial service time at 12:00 at the Central Baptist Church, 101 West Lexington Avenue, Winchester, Kentucky with Michael Houchens officiating.

Bonnie Wilkinson

KUTTAWA - Bonnie Lou Wallace Wilkinson, age 84, of Kuttawa, KY passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Christian Care of Kuttawa.

Survivors include three sons, Allen Wilkerson, Forrest City, AR; Patrick Raymond Wilkinson, Kuttawa, KY and Ed Wilkinson & wife, Joyce, Calvert City, KY; one brother, Calvin Wallace; seven sisters, Jeannie Moore, Betty Ruth White, Dottie Hatcher, Debbie Snow, Patsy Nichols, Kitty Haugen and Connie Buchanan.

Memorial visitation will be on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville, KY. Memorial services will be at 4:00 pm at the funeral home followed by a private family burial.

Lt. Colonel William "Denny" Dennis Lewis

PRINCETON - Lt. Colonel William Dennis Lewis (AKA Denny or MOOC) born August 24, 1967 in Princeton, Kentucky passed away Thursday April 8, 2021 at age 53 within the comfort of his home in Las Vegas surrounded by his wife and family.

Denny is survived by his wife of over fifteen years, Denise Pagon Lewis, father and step-mother, Dennis and Dorothy Lewis, sister, Lori Vanover, nephew, Andrew Vanover with future wife Sarah Critchfield, and not to forget his furry son, Grayson Lewis.

Visitation will be held at Morgan's Funeral Home on Saturday April 17, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM located at 301 W. Washington Street, Princeton, KY 42445. Directly following will be a graveside service with full military honors at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Edward Freeman

PRINCETON - Edward Freeman, age 80, of Princeton, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at Caldwell Medical Center.

Edward is survived by his wife, Judy Smith Freeman of Princeton; Sister, Dorothy Murray of Savannah TN.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Monday, April 12, 2021 at Morgan's Funeral Home.

Wanda Faith

PRINCETON - Wanda Faith, age 81, of Princeton, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Caldwell Medical Center.

She is survived by one sister, Laura Baker and husband, Gerry of Caldwell County; two nieces, Leeann Bailey and husband, Andy of Princeton, Sarah Dickinson and husband, Matt of Indianapolis, IN; one uncle, Rev. Doug Downing of Gallatin, TN.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Morgan's Funeral Home.

Barbara "Barb"

Connor

LYON COUNTY - Barbara "Barb" Connor, age 73, of Lyon County, passed away at her home Saturday, April 10, 2021.

She is survived by her husband Ron Connor of Lyon County; three daughters, Sheri Hopkins of Pekin, IL, Angela (Ronald) Dowds of Marquette Heights, IL, Kelly (Stuart) Ruwe of St. Louis, MO; one son, Richard (Natasha) Hopkins of Ledbetter, KY; two sisters, Janie Spelbring of Marquette Heights, IL, Judy (Bill) Ginger of Phoenix, AZ; one brother, Dave (Kelly) Maynard of East Peoria, IL; son-in-law, Brad Griffin of Paducah.

Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Paducah, KY.

Billy Harris

MURRAY - Billy Harris, 74 of Murray, KY died on Friday, April 9, 2021 at his residence.

He is survived by his sons, Brett Harris of Murray, KY, James Harris of Murray, KY; daughter, Dianna Greene, husband Troy of Murray, KY; brothers, Donnie Harris of Hopkinsville, KY, Herbert Harris of Aurora, KY.

A graveside service was held at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Harris Family Cemetery.

Harry Dwayne Coles

MURRAY - Harry Dwayne Coles, age 52, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, April 12, 2021, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

Survivors include two sisters, Miranda Davenport and husband Kevin of Boaz, Kentucky and Dwania Edwards and husband Alan of Hardin, Kentucky.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at the Brooks Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Helen Margaret Weaver

MURRAY - Helen Margaret Weaver, age 84, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, April 12, 2021, at her home.

Survivors include one daughter, Lori Weaver of Paducah, Kentucky; one sister, Hetzel Kohl of Murray, Kentucky.

There are no public services or visitation held at this time.

Dan Parker

MURRAY - Dan Parker, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his home.

Survivors include one daughter, Mitzi Parker Brummett and husband Bill of Hendersonville, Tennessee; one son, Cregg Parker of Murray, Kentucky; one sister, Janice Allbritten of Murray, Kentucky.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the Hicks Cemetery with John Dale officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Ciera Lakin Gobert

MURRAY - Ciera Lakin Gobert, age 27, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Private family services will be held.

Janice Kay Erkman

MURRAY - Mrs. Janice Kay Erkman, age 74, of Murray, Kentucky died peacefully at home on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:30pm.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Edward Ray Erkman; four daughters, Tonia Shaw and husband John of Colorado Springs, Colorado; April Hedges and husband Chris of Murray, Kentucky; Jeannie Russell and husband Travis of Murray, Kentucky; and Kathy Colbenson and husband Eric of Augusta, Georgia.

The funeral service will be at 1:00pm Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00am-1:00pm Saturday at the Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home, Murray, Kentucky.

Janet L. Bond

MURRAY - Mrs. Janet L. Bond, 48, of Murray, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House.

Those she leaves behind include her husband, Gene Bond of Murray; a son, Frank Lowe, Jr. of Murray; two daughters, Luella Lowe of Murray and Jessica Lowe of New Concord; two brothers, Michael Creech (Cindy) of Valparaiso, IN, Daniel Creech of Murray.

A memorial service is set for 1PM on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Imes Funeral Home, downtown Murray.

Visitors are welcome from 12 PM - 1PM on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at the funeral home.

Anne Sue Taylor

LOUISVILLE - Anna Sue Taylor, 81, of Louisville, KY passed away at 12:15 PM on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Baptist Health in Louisville.

She is survived by her son, Joseph W. Taylor and wife Malessa of Louisville; three sisters, Ermel McLeod, Joyce Nichols and Sharon Woodford all of Paducah.

Graveside services were held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

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