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Mr. David Gene Damron, 57, of Paducah, KY, formerly of Livingston County, KY, passed from this life on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Lakeway Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Benton, KY. Mr. Damron worked as a mason. He is survived by his wife, Doraleen Damron of Smithland; a close friend, Gwynn Butler of Elizabethtown, KY; one son, David Presley Damron of Russellville, AR; five sisters, Charlotte Jones of Salem, KY, Caddy Groendal of Paducah, KY, Phyllis Holloman of Salem, Henrietta French and Pat Garrison both of Chattanooga, TN; two brothers, Ronnie Damron and Elmer Damron both of Paducah, KY; five grandchildren, Paige, Blake, Jaylyn, Cayden and Presley. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Adrian West and Tammy Stevens; two brothers, Norris Wayne Damron and Jimmy Damron; his parents, Ralph and Faye Churchwell Damron. Services are scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM, in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Director's in Salem, KY. Burial will follow in Lola Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM until the funeral hour in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem, KY. Condolences may be left online at www.boydfuneraldirectors .com

Tom Bell, 63, of Grand Rivers died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at his home. Mr. Bell was a former shrimp fisherman. Surviving are his wife, Patti Bell; and two daughters, Melissa Henry of Paducah and Peggy Harless of Valdosta, Georgia. No services are scheduled at this time. Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Carol Jean Ross, 66, of Grand Rivers, Kentucky, passed away at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Baptist Health Paducah. Carol was born in Alexandria, Minnesota, on December 5, 1948, to Arthur and LaJune Toft Hausken. She married Byron Hert on August 10, 1968. To this union one child was born on December 7, 1971, Dina Marie Hert. On July 25, 1982, she married Dwain Ross, who preceded her in death. Carol worked for the Kentucky Division of Forestry for 30 years. Carol was a loving, caring person who was special to so many people and loved family celebrations. She was a No. 1 fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and was an active member of the Calvert City Eagles Club. She is survived by her granddaughter, Channey Hert of Grand Rivers, Kentucky; two great-grandchildren, Amya Dumas and Nate Hert, both of Grand Rivers, Kentucky; her mother, LaJune Toft Hausken of Alexandria, Minnesota; two sisters, Marilyn Kay Callahan and Dorman of Bunker, Missouri, and Janet Ann Getz and Jerome of Alexandria, Minnesota; two brothers, Douglas Ray Hausken and Sharon of Brandon, Minnesota, and Kenneth Alan Hausken and Diane of Blaine, Minnesota; many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwain Ross; one daughter, Dina Marie Hert; one infant son, Lawrence Hert; one sister, Joyce Ann Hausken; one brother, Richard Lee Hausken ;and a special niece, Nicole Marie Getz. Her father was Arthur Morris Hausken. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com.

Billy Joe Riley, 80, of Ledbetter, formerly of Hickman, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Baptist Health Paducah. Mr. Riley was a retired towboat engineer and retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 20 years. He was of Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Patsy (DeHart) Riley of Ledbetter; one son, Chuck Riley of Iuka; two daughters, Rachel Riley of Ledbetter and Jeannie Thomas of Paducah; three sisters, Faye Anderson and Brenda Roberson, both of Hickman, and Wanda Garland of Union City, Tennessee; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Riley Reasons; and three brothers. His parents were Jim Lovell Riley and Mabel (Prescott) Riley. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015, at Strong Funeral Home in Hickman with the Rev. Henry Callison officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Brownsville Cemetery near Hickman. Friends may call from noon until the service time Monday at the funeral home.

Vineta L. Hunter, 85, of Marion died at 12:37 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Cypress Home Rehab in Newburgh, Indiana. She was a member of Mexico Baptist Church. Mrs. Hunter is survived by one son, Jerry Hunter of Chandler, Indiana; one sister, Vernie Litchfield of Cadiz; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Hunter; one son, Kevin Hunter; one sister; and one granddaughter. Her parents were Hartland and Myrtle Greenlee. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mexico Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the funeral home.

Lou Ella Coffer, 87, of Marion died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at her home. She was a member of Marion Baptist Church and owner of True Value Hardware in Marion. She is survived by one daughter, Connie Gabehart of Smithland; three sisters, Vivian Vaughn of Reidland, Mary Z. Thomason
of Smithland and Gloria Slayden of Colombus, South Carolina; two brothers, Lynn Savage of Iuka and Junior Savage of Calvert City; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Wendell Coffer; and two brothers. Her parents were Lorenzo and Zetta Savage. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Interment will be in Paradise Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Marion Baptist Church, 131 E. Depot St., Marion, KY 42064; or American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Marion, KY 42003.

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