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Juliet Ray Bevins Turner, 68, of Paducah, died Wednesday at Lourdes Hospital. Julie was born in Beach Creek, KY on February 8, 1947 to the late Buford and Bessie (Ferguson) Bevins. For many years, Julie worked as a CNA and in the dietary department for several local nursing homes. She was of the Baptist faith. An avid quilter, Julie made numerous quilts that were given to family members and donated to charity auctions. She was a nurturing woman who was devoted to her family. She also loved animals and looked after many strays. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Lonnie Turner; two children, Rodney Crounch and Troy Turner both of Paducah; step-children, Renee Fowler and husband Mike of Ledbetter, Diana Bryant and husband Mike of Hamilton, NC, Bill Turner and wife Libby of Aurora, and Tim Turner and wife Connie of Benton; siblings, Creatie Mitchell of Princeton, Judy Nethery of Paducah, Gladys Ferguson of Owensboro, and Curt Bevins of Paducah; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Crounch; and her parents. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday at Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Rudesill officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11am Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or donors@stjude.org. You may leave a message of sympathy, light a candle, or share a song tribute at www.milnerandorr.com.

Mrs. Janet Ellen Godman, 68, passed from this life on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Livingston Hospital & Healthcare Services in Salem, KY. Mrs. Godman was retired from Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Systems where she had worked as dietary supervisor. She enjoyed the beach in Florida, camping, softball, country music, dancing and playing rook. Her family and church, Miracle Word, where she served as treasurer, were special to her. She is survived by three daughters, Gelaine (Joey) Jones, Angie Lawless both of Eddyville, KY, Dawn (Jeff) Fowler of Kuttawa, KY; one son, Glenn Godman of Danville, KY; two sisters, Judy Woodward, Althea Holloman, both of Marion, KY; five brothers, Steve Jones of Salem, KY, Howard "Bunny" Jones of Los Angeles, CA, Billy Jones of Marion, KY, Artie Jones of Lola, KY, Chris Jones of Paducah, KY; her mother, Ilene Jones of Salem, KY; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "PeeWee" Godman; her father, Forrest Jones; and a great grandchild, Jesse Croft. Services are scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Miracle Word Church in Salem, KY, with Rev's. Billy Jones and Howard "Bunny" Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in White's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 from 5-8 PM in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem, KY, and will continue at Miracle Word Church on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM until the funeral hour. Condolences may be left online at www.boydfuneraldirectors .com

Lonnie Edward Puckett, age 73, of Ledbetter, KY, passed away at 4:45 pm on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Baptist Health Paducah. Ed was a retired salesman and truck driver. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church and was a devout Christian. Ed was devoted to many ministries with a passion for children, youth, and music ministries. He also had a love for classic cars. Ed is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shelia Winters Puckett; one son, Arnie Puckett and wife Robin of Ledbetter, KY; one daughter, Kristi Galloway and husband Chris of Dallas, TX; mother, Chlorise Wilson Blakney; six grandchildren, Kim Guill, Justin Puckett, Kenny Puckett, Joshua Galloway, Matthew Galloway, Keila Galloway; six great-grandchildren, Bailey Guill, Keaton Guill, Andrew Puckett, Allie Rose Puckett, Avery Puckett, Tori Galloway; two brothers, Howard Puckett, Virgil Puckett; step-sister, Sharon Heath; step-brother, Richard Blakney; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ed was preceded in death by his father, Cody Puckett; step-father, Milton Blakney. A funeral service will be held at 11am Wednesday at Highland Baptist Church with Bro. Richard Beck, Bro. Marlin Mitchell and Bro. Jim Glover officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ledbetter. Visitation will be held on Tuesday after 5pm at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah and will resume at Highland Baptist Church on Wednesday after 10:00 am. Ed loved our country and believed we should support military families. Rather than flowers, please help us honor his passion for ministry by donating to Tank Full of Love at www.tankfulloflove.com, a part of Eric Horner Ministries. You may leave a message, light a candle or share a song tribute with the family at www.milnerandorr.com.

Letha Dycus, 80 of Lone Oak, KY died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Baptist Health Paducah. Letha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a homemaker whose gift was "hospitality." Letha knew how to make everyone feel welcome in her home, even opening her home to young people looking for a place to live for the summer while they worked or went to school. Letha was a faithful member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a volunteer over 45 years at Western Baptist Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include three sons, Mark Dycus and wife, Nancy, of Murray, KY, Michael "Mike" Dycus of Paducah, KY and Jeffrey Dycus and wife Greta, of Livingston County; six grandchildren, Amanda Ray (Richie), Teresa Dowdy, DeeAnna Natividad, David Dycus, Laura Dycus and Alex Dycus (Moriah); three great-grandchildren, Nina Natividad, Bryan Hall, Amberlyn Hall; one sister, Mary Horner Cossiboom and husband, Wes; two nephews, Eric Horner (Debby) and Eddie Finley (Heather); one niece, Reeda Miller (Ron). Preceding her in death was husband, Ronald Hall Dycus; parents, Harold & Cornelia Hicks Gorham, sister, Anna Gorham Finley and one nephew, Marlon Finley. Services will be held Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lone Oak First Baptist Church with Rev. Stan Reid and Dr. Dan Summerlin officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The Dycus family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home and after 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the church. Expression of sympathy may be made to Eric Horner Ministries, P.O. Box 68, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121-0068; Lone Oak First Baptist Church, 3601 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42001; or St. Jude Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. You may leave a message of sympathy or song tribute for the family at www.milnerandorr.com

Juliet Ray Bevins Turner, 68, of Paducah, died Wednesday at Lourdes Hospital. Julie was born in Beach Creek, KY on February 8, 1947 to the late Buford and Bessie (Ferguson) Bevins. For many years, Julie worked as a CNA and in the dietary department for several local nursing homes. She was of the Baptist faith. An avid quilter, Julie made numerous quilts that were given to family members and donated to charity auctions. She was a nurturing woman who was devoted to her family. She also loved animals and looked after many strays. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Lonnie Turner; two children, Rodney Crounch and Troy Turner both of Paducah; step-children, Renee Fowler and husband Mike of Ledbetter, Diana Bryant and husband Mike of Hamilton, NC, Bill Turner and wife Libby of Aurora, and Tim Turner and wife Connie of Benton; siblings, Creatie Mitchell of Princeton, Judy Nethery of Paducah, Gladys Ferguson of Owensboro, and Curt Bevins of Paducah; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Crounch; and her parents. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Saturday at Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Rudesill officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11am Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or donors@stjude.org. You may leave a message of sympathy, light a candle, or share a song tribute at www.milnerandorr.com.

Mrs. Janet Ellen Godman, 68, passed from this life on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Livingston Hospital & Healthcare Services in Salem, KY. Mrs. Godman was retired from Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Systems where she had worked as dietary supervisor. She enjoyed the beach in Florida, camping, softball, country music, dancing and playing rook. Her family and church, Miracle Word, where she served as treasurer, were special to her. She is survived by three daughters, Gelaine (Joey) Jones, Angie Lawless both of Eddyville, KY, Dawn (Jeff) Fowler of Kuttawa, KY; one son, Glenn Godman of Danville, KY; two sisters, Judy Woodward, Althea Holloman, both of Marion, KY; five brothers, Steve Jones of Salem, KY, Howard "Bunny" Jones of Los Angeles, CA, Billy Jones of Marion, KY, Artie Jones of Lola, KY, Chris Jones of Paducah, KY; her mother, Ilene Jones of Salem, KY; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "PeeWee" Godman; her father, Forrest Jones; and a great grandchild, Jesse Croft. Services are scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Miracle Word Church in Salem, KY, with Rev's. Billy Jones and Howard "Bunny" Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in White's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 from 5-8 PM in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem, KY, and will continue at Miracle Word Church on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM until the funeral hour. Condolences may be left online at www.boydfuneraldirectors .com

Mr. Steven "Froggy" Wray Ward, age 56 of Grand Rivers, KY passed away 1 PM Tuesday, May 26 at his residence. He was a member of Clinton First Baptist Church and was an equipment operator with Local 181. He is survived by his wife, Jamie Colleen Romero Ward of Grand Rivers; Son Trevor Ward of Clinton; Grandson Chance Ward; Daughter, Lacey (Tony) Perez of Hickman; Grandchildren, Jaklynn Perez and Antonia Perez, Jr; Son, Zach Turner of Hickman, KY; Son, JT (Sherry) Turner of Greenfield, TN; Grandchildren, AJ, Sherri, Kyleigh and Haleigh Turner; Son, David (Michelle) Romero of Clinton; Grandchildren Mercedes Rosas, Brendon Rosas and Paisley Romero; Aunt, Emarea Hixon of Bardwell and Cousins, Kelly Kirchgessner of Albuquerque, NM, Karen Evans of Louisville, KY and Allison Garnett of Bardwell, KY. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wray and Sylvia Yates Ward. Funeral Services will be held 7 PM Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Brown Funeral Home in Clinton with Irvin Stroud officiating. Friends may call from 4 - 7 PM on Friday at the Brown Funeral Home in Clinton. Donations: Hickman
County FFA, c/o Hickman County High School, 301 James H. Phillips Drive, Clinton, KY 42031.

Melvin Ray Woodford, 71, of Ledbetter passed away at 1:00 AM Friday, May 29, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Woodford was employed by Tilford Contractors for 30 years as a Heavy Equipment Operator and was a Livingston County School Bus Driver for the past 11 years, driving his usual route just this past Tuesday. He was a member of Local 181 Operating Engineers for 45 years and a veteran of the Navy. Melvin enjoyed dirt track racing; he drove # 14 JR at area dirt tracks. The 14 JR was on his pulling tractor most recently. He raced from 1964 to 1981 and was held the track champ for several years. Gardening and growing tomatoes were a full time summer hobby for Melvin. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joy Woodford of Ledbetter; son, Melvin (Butchie) Woodford of Tiline; two daughters, Valeria Woodford of West Paducah, Shelli Parks and husband Deron of Melber; brother, Gary "Bubby" Smith and wife Sandy of Paducah; two sisters, Wanda Robinson and husband Terry of Paducah, Carol Roberts and husband Wayne of Ledbetter; four grandchildren, Heather Miller and husband Nick, Mallory Parks, Desi DeLaPaz, Kolton Parks; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary E. (Woodford) Smith. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, June 1, 2015 at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Homer Fletcher officiating and Eulogy read by Orbin Grimes. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Ledbetter. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the funeral home.

Services for Willa Belle Arflack, 95, of Marion will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Myers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in Mapleview Cemetery. Mrs. Arflack died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at New Haven Assisted Living in Marion. She had retired from the West Kentucky Credit Association. She was a member of Marion Baptist Church and the Crittenden County Extension Homemakers. Mrs. Arflack is survived by a daughter, Mary Jo Delany of Louisville; a son, Donald Arflack of Marion; five grandchildren;and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edwin Arflack; and her son, William Ray Arflack. Her parents were Gola Ray and Dezzie Lou Ford Horning. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the funeral home.

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