Melvin C "Bubbie" Martin, 89, of Smithland passed away Thursday afternoon, November 13, 2014 at his home. He was a member of Smithland First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He has also served as trustee, SundaySchool teacher, and treasurer. He was a member of the Smithland Masonic Lodge, a past member of Smithland Town Board, a past member of Livingston County Red Cross, and the P.A.C.S. Board of Directors in Hopkinsville, KY. After medical discharge during World War II, he worked in the Evansville shipyards building L.S.T.'s for the Navy. He retired from Air Products in Calvert City, KY after 29 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Imogene H. Martin; one daughter Jenny Martin-Scott; one son, Kenny Martin and his wife Rhonda; two granddaughters, Ashley Scott-Wilson and Lydia Martin; two great-granddaughters, Adrienne and Ally Wilson; one great-grandson, Cameron Wilson; three sisters, Bobbie Fulkerson of Gallatin, TN, Jackie Hughes of Grove, OK, and Martha Lovelace of Scottdale, AZ and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Melva Gale Martin; his parents, James A. (Jim) and Byrd Martin; two sisters and five brothers. Funeral service will be at 2:00pm on Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Smithland with the Bro. Brian Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the Smithland Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smithland First Baptist Church building fund, in care of Ann Smith P.O. Box 163, Smithland, KY 42081. Smith Funeral Chapel of Smithland is in charge of arrangements.
Lois E. Baldree, 91 of Paducah died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Oakview Nursing & Rehab in Calvert City, KY. Lois was of Baptist faith and retired from Freemont Market where she worked as a clerk. Lois loved having a good time and loved to dance as she did on her 90th birthday. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan as well as a University of Kentucky Basketball fan. Lois enjoyed her " yorkie" dog and baby dolls. Survivors include three daughters, Ronnie Nanney (Jerry)of Ledbetter, KY, Barbara McGuire (James)of Paducah, KY , Penny Katschke (Jim), of Calvert City, KY; two sons, Michael Joe Baldree (Mary) of Ledbetter, KY and Mark Steven Baldree (Janice) of Boaz, KY; eleven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. Preceding in death were her husband, Harry Baldree Jr.; parents, Lurid Thompson & Mary Waller Thompson; one daughter, Marilyn Jo Baldree; one son George "Kelly" Baldree; one grand-son, Billy Ray Walker; two brothers, George C. Thompson & Joe Terry Thompson. Services will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Allred officiating. Burial will follow at the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Folsomdale, KY. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Expression of sympathy may be made to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-7100. You may leave a message, light a candle or share a song tribute for the family at www.milnerandorr.com