Stacey Allgood Nickell, 54, of Ledbetter passed away on Tuesday July 15, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Nickell was retired from West KY Community & Technical College as the Director of Library Services. She was also a member of The Kentucky & American Librarian Association. Surviving are her husband, David Nickell of Ledbetter; two daughters, Tess Nickell of Ledbetter, and Hannah Nickell of Ledbetter; two sisters, Deborah Pascua of Louisville, and Laura Bolin of Shelbyville; two nephews, Eli Nickell of Eddyville, and Josh Pascua of Tallassee, FL; and two nieces, Kate Vance of Louisville, and Lizzy Nickell of Cincinnati. She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas Allgood and Mary Ann Allgood; and her stepmother, Mary Jo Allgood. Memorial services will be at 4:00pm on Friday July 18, 2014 at Smith Funeral Chapel. Friends may call from 2:00pm – 4:00pm Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.smithfc.com. Smith Funeral Chapel of Smithland is in charge of arrangements.
Graveside services for Frankie Helen Haney, 65, of Marion will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Tyner's Chapel Cemetery in Crittenden County. Ms. Haney died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her daughter's home in Metropolis, Ill. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and worked in the housekeeping department of Family Practice Clinic in Marion. Ms. Haney is survived by her daughter, Laura Pack of Metropolis; her son, William Haney of Fisher, Ind.; a sister, Brenda Winders of Marion; a brother, William Asbridge of Paducah; her mother, Elizabeth DeBoe of Marion; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, William Asbridge. There will be no visitation. Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.
Effie D. Shaffer, 100, of Marion, Ky., died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Crittenden County Nursing and Rehab. She was a member of Marion General Baptist Church and Bethlehem White Shrine number 20. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Cook of Marion, Ky.; two grandsons, Chris Cook of Marion, Ky., and Charles Cook of Kuttawa, Ky.; and two great-grandchildren, Caroline and Ashleigh Cook, both of Kuttawa, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Shaffer; and two sisters. Her parents were Dallas and Eula Dixon. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Gilbert Funeral Home with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Marion General Baptist Church, West Bellville St. Marion, KY 42064; Barnett Chapel Church, Barnett Chapel Road, Marion, KY 42064; or World Our Parish P.O. Box 194, Wilmore, KY 40390.
Robert Lee Rich Jr., 81, of Marion died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Crittenden County Hospital. He was a retired supervisor for AT&T and a member of the Shriners, Masons, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Alabama Militia and Tennessee Squire Association. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; one daughter, Cindy Ruuskenen; and five grandchildren. His parents were Robert Lee Rich and Lucy Watkins Rich. There will be no services. Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Shriners Children's Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502-1204. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Steve Copeland, 57, of Princeton, Ky., died Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home following a short illness. He was a cook at Majestic House and an Army Veteran. He is survived by his devoted companion, Janice Hollowell; three sons, Eric Hollowell of Princeton, Ky., De'Andre Wilson of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Steve Copeland Jr. of Providence, Ky.; three daughters, Sherita Hollowell of Princeton, Ky., Erica Barbour and husband Bryan of Princeton, Ky., and Latoya Hollowell of Princeton, Ky.; two brothers, Jewel Copeland of Conyers, Ga., and Paul Copeland of Newport News, Va.; two sisters, Marie Sweatt of Russellville, Ky., and Paulette Gray of Princeton, Ky.; two uncles, Gayle Copeland of Princeton, Ky., and Doug Copeland of Dawson Springs, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell "Jimbo" Copeland and Violet Pettit Copeland; and two brothers, Marvin Copeland and Robert Leon Copeland. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Byron Copeland officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan's.