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Mr. Tony R. Masden, age 72 of Benton, KY., passed away  August 23, 2013, at the Marshall Co. Hospital in Benton, KY. Born November 24, 1940 in Cleaton, KY., he was a machine operator for the TPW railroad. He attended Faith Gospel Temple in Gilbertsville, KY. He is survived by five sons; Edvern Masden of Pontiac, IL., Tony Glen Masden of Chatsworth, IL., Carlos Brasher of Nortonville, KY., Jeff Brasher of Calvert City, KY., Phillip Brasher of Nortonville, KY., two daughters; Frieda Bussey of Grand Rivers, KY., Sandy House of New Hope, AR., brother; Rodger Masden of Hoopeston, IL., five sisters; Andrea Lewis of Hamilton, AL., Renda McDonald of Gilman, IL., VaRetta James of Gary, IN., Austeen James of Wheatfield, IN., Vinell Miranda of Muncie, IN., ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; Howard Masden, his mother; Irene (Vincent) Hughes, his wife; Earline Masden, son; Randy Joe Masden, daughter; Theresa Menser. Funeral Services were held August 25, 2013  in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton. Rev. Terry Phelps and Rev. Mark Shumaker officiated. Interment  followed the service in the Marshall County Memory Gardens.

Mr. Paul Monroe “Monnie” Stone, 72, of the Frances community of Marion, KY, passed away August 21, 2013 at his home.  Mr. Stone was of Baptist faith. Affectionately known as “Jug” by his family and friends, Monnie retired from the Kentucky State, Crittenden County, Road department after 30+ years. His parents also retired from the state. Monty was a Nascar and University of Kentucky basketball fan, and a loyal Chevy man. He was a loyal friend; a devoted son, brother, and uncle to many; and an integral part of the Stone family and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his companion, Joy Ferguson, of over 35 years. three brothers, Jerry Dale Stone and his wife Joyce of Marion, KY, Wesley Miles Stone and his wife Kathy of Fredonia, KY, Max Evans Stone and his wife Lisa of Marion, KY; Nieces and Nephew, Angela Stone Richards and her husband Brad of Fancy Farm, KY, Leslie Stone Jackson and her husband Mark of Dycusburg, KY, Kayla Stone Brasher and her husband Jeremy of Eddyville, KY, Jennifer Stone Martin of Louisiana, and James Evan Stone of Marion, KY; and seven great nieces and nephews, Ethan Jackson, Madison, Tamara, Jonathan, and Emily Martin, Emma Brasher, and Noah Richards. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Lee and Dora Ruth Asbridge Stone. Funeral services were held August 24, 2013, in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors. Burial followed in Frances cemetery.  Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the following: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Gideon Bibles.  Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

Donald Baker, 61, of Grand Rivers died August 18, 2013, at his home. He was a certified fitter welder and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Smithland. Survivors include two sons, Eric Michael Baker of Minnesota and Justin Donald Baker of Grand Rivers; one daughter, Darnae Eugenia Bailey of Paducah; one grandchild; and four sisters.  His parents were Don and Mona Fayeyde Collier Baker. There will be no visitation or services.  Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.

Cleatis Earl Hook, age 63, of Grand Rivers, passed away quietly at his home August 23, 2013. He was born in 1950 in Providence, Ky., and his family moved to Grand Rivers in 1952, where he lived the rest of his life. He has been a commercial fisherman since the early 1980s, was the Past President and the current Vice-President of the Kentucky Commercial Fisherman’s Association. For years, he has been a tireless voice fighting for the commercial fisherman’s industry. He was a member of Lake City Baptist Church in Lake City, Ky., and his hobbies included hunting, fishing and working in his gardens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore E. Hook Jr. and Edna Earl Clevenger Hook. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara Topper Hook of Grand Rivers; one daughter, Elaine Wailgum and husband Mark of Grand Rivers; one son, C. Edward Hook and wife Melanie of Smithland, Ky.; three granddaughters, Julie and Ruthie Wailgum and Dalylah Hook, his “little Lylah”; and one stepgrandson, Dylan Emmonds. Also surviving are three sisters, Margaret Doom, Marinia Wilson and Martha Crawford, all residing in Grand Rivers. Funeral services were held August 26, 2013, at Lake City Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Cruse officiating and burial followed in Dixon Cemetery.  Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.

Charles E. Driskill, 78, of Grand Rivers died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2013, at his home. Arrangements were incomplete at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah.

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