Mrs. Margery Bell Johnson, 86, of Salem, KY, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday evening, April 21, 2014, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services. Margery loved people and never met a stranger. She use to love to drive the back roads and look at the scenery, as well as go out to eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken or Cracker Barrel. Mrs. Johnson was also a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church. She loved her church and church family very much. She is survived by two sons, Brad Hamilton of Salem, KY and Tony Slayton of Marion, KY; one brother, Charles Beard of Marion, KY; three grandchildren, Ty Slayton, and his wife Nicole, Shawn Slayton, and Scott McKinney, and his wife Hollie; and four great grandchildren, Audrie, Cade, Devon, and Clint. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Teresa Slayton McKinney; one brother, Floyd Beard; and her parents, Isac Ray and Allie Mae Belt Beard. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1PM, in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem, with the Rev. Marty Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Deer Creek Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5 to 8PM, in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors. Condolence may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.
Carl “Jack” Ligon 93, of Gilbertsville passed away at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday April 23, 2014 in his home. Carl was born February 27, 1921 in Lone Oak to the late Garland and Lottie Herndon Ligon. Carl was a real estate investor and landlord. Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-seven years, Mrs. Roberta Turner Ligon; two daughters, Carla Ligon of Gilbertsville, and Pam Shane of Paducah, son-in-law, Joe Shane; one granddaughter, Tamara Phillips and husband Joe of Murray; and one great grandchild, Christopher Phillips of Murray. Preceding him in death were his parents, Garland and Lottie Herndon Ligon; and two sisters Thelma Jones and Eva Mae Weitlauf. A private family service was held with Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah in Charge of Arrangements. You may light a candle or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.
Lena Belle Arant Perry, 83, of Paducah, KY , died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:05 p.m. at her residence. Lena Belle was a member of Southland Baptist Temple and a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, her grandchildren and keeping her yard mowed. Survivors include one son, Steve Perry and wife Kathy of Cunningham, KY; three grandchildren, Steve Perry, (Chasity), Eric Perry, (Deborah) both of Cunningham, KY and Michael Perry, (Danea) of Paducah, KY; Great-grandchildren, Makayla Stacey, Caleb Perry, Ethan Perry, Abby Perry, Emma Perry, Amelia Perry, Michelle Perry and Nichole Perry; one great-great grandchild,, Khloe Stacey; two step- great grandchildren, Daisy Smith and John Bagby, three sisters, Audria Crawford and husband David of Paducah, KY, Loretta Bailey, Louisville, KY, Joetta Whitten and husband Richard of Charleston, SC; one brother, Paul Arant and wife Sue of Paducah, KY; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was her husband, Add Perry, Jr.; one son, Michael Perry, parents, Roy Arant & Fannie Belle Willie Arant; one sister, Barbara Wyatt and one brother, James Roy Arant. Services will be held Tuesday, April, 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Stan Durrett officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Monday, April 28, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Expression of sympathy may be made to Rickman Road Baptist Church, 3335 Rickman Road, West Paducah, KY 42086. You may light a candle or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.