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Jerry Ronald East, 75, of Benton died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Lake Way Nursing & Rehabilitation in Benton. He retired as a chemical operator for B.F. Goodrich in Calvert City. He was a member of Doric Masonic Lodge 737 in Sharpe. He is survived by his wife, Connie (Johnson) East, and two brothers, Boyce Ray East and Gene East, both of Benton. He was preceded in death by his father, Everett East, and mother, Lou Jettie (Dawes) East.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Paul Peck officiating. Burial will follow in Salyers Cemetery of Benton. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 531, Benton, KY 42025.

Stephen Eugene Rudd, 71, of Benton died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Shadylawn Nursing Care in Cadiz.
He is survived by four daughters, Kimberly Dill of Florida, Renee’ of Texas, Sherry of Florida, and Laura of Michigan; one son, Kyle Rudd of Benton; one brother, Rayburn Rudd of Benton; two half-brothers, Danny Edwards and Dennis Edwards, both of Monroe, Mich.; one half-sister, Betty Gilbeau of Lincoln Park, Mich., and several grandchildren. His parents were Burnie Eugene Rudd and Pansy Lee Buchanan Rudd Edwards. Services will be at a later date. Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Glenn Thomas Hicks, 96, of Paducah died Sunday, August 4, 2013, at Superior Care Home. Mr. Hicks was born December 15, 1916, in Ida Grove, Iowa. Growing up, Glenn lived in Iowa and later moved to Eureka and Brookings, S.D. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy. He taught agriculture classes for a year in Menno, S.D., prior to a lifetime career of 30 years working for the Soil Conservation Service in Hayti and Elk Point, S.D., before moving to Edwardsville, Ill., and becoming the Area Soil Conservationist for 14 counties. Upon his retirement in June 1973 he was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for 30 years of service as a federal employee. As early as his high school years he began winning numerous awards for his many achievements within the various fields of agriculture. During his retirement years he lived in Edwardsville, Ill., Murray and Paducah, Ky. Mr. Hicks devoted his life to his family and his deep interests for agricultural concerns. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margaret Spinnenweber Boyd Hicks; his daughter, Bonnie (Norman) Harris of Warren, Ill.; grandson, Michael (Carrie) Harris of Nora, Ill., and their three children, Cole, Alex and Abby; stepchildren, Dalton (Mary Helen) Boyd and Pamela (Gerald) Brooks, both of Mayfield, Ky.; stepgrandchildren; Bryan Brooks and children, Katlynn and Alexander of Madisonville, Ky., and Melissa (Brian) Bowen and children, Tyler and Timothy of Princeton, Ky. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Louise Hastings; his brother, Charles Hicks; and parents, Granville A. and Nelle (Hedrick) Hicks. Graveside services for Mr. Hicks will be at 1 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013, at Highland Park Cemetery, Mayfield, Ky., with Deacon Michael Clapp officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield.

Max H. Brandon, 82, of Murray died Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Lourdes hospital. He was a retired vice president of Peoples Bank of Murray. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of First United Methodist Church and its Christian adult Sundayschool class. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Brandon; two daughters, Sheree Story of Murray and Karen Feltner of Woodstock, Ga., and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother. His parents were Owen and Roberta Clanton Brandon. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2013, at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Revs. Rick Dye, Jim Stahler, Bob Saywell and Tim Feltner officiating. Burial will follow in Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may go to First United Methodist Church Youth program, 503 Maple St., Murray, KY 42071; Hazel United Methodist Church, Toni Jones, 2240 Brandon Road, Hazel, KY 42049; or Murray-Calloway County Hospital, Hospice House building fund, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.

Bennie “B.W.” Darnell, 80 of Possum Trot, passed away Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, at his home. He was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church in Calvert City. B.W. was a member of Iron Workers Local Union #782 and retired from Pip Johnson Construction. He was also a member of Doric Masonic Lodge #737 F&AM in Sharpe and served on the North Marshall Water Board for over 20 years. He also was a Kentucky Colonel. B.W. played on the 1947-1951 Sharpe High School basketball team and later became an avid sports fan who loved Cardinal baseball, University of Kentucky basketball, and attending all Marshall County sporting events and loved to play golf. He is survived by his wife of 61 years and high school sweetheart, Patsy Wyatt Darnell; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Denny Lowery of Benton; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Sandie Darnell of Benton; son, Jeff Darnell of Possum Trot; and one brother, Paul Darnell of Possum Trot. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Lenisa Jones and husband John of Calvert City, Cody Lowery and wife Sue of Bowling Green, Dustin Darnell of Paducah, Shelly Fisk of Benton, Kacy Jestes and husband Brent of Benton, Garrett Grow of Lexington, Ashley Grow of Benton and Charla Darnell of Benton; and two great-grandchildren; Edie Jones of Calvert City and Landon Lowery of Bowling Green.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Evelyn Darnell. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home in Benton, Kentucky with burial following at Fooks Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 8, 2013, beginning at 4 p.m. at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Fooks Cemetery Fund, c/o Paul Ward, 2295 Mt. Moriah Road, Benton, Kentucky 42025.

James M. Brown, 63, of Lynnville died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at his home. He was a retired employee of Dan Boyd Trucking. He was a member of Rhodes Chapel Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Carla Brown; four sons, Kevin Brown of Omaha, Neb., and J.P. Brown, Jared Brown, and Jake Sperry, all of Lynnville; one daughter, Tammy Zanetti of Lynnville; one brother, Ted L. Brown of Byhalia, Miss., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kimberly Brown; two brothers, and one sister. His parents were Floyd and Birdie Mae (Parkinson) Brown. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013, at Eastside Cemetery in Martin, Tenn., with the Rev. Johnny Rooks officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield.

Evelyn Caroll Holland-Cox, 66, Paducah, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 10:30 p.m., at her residence in Paducah.She was a member of Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully with the Hospitality and Greeting Ministry. She was a substitute teacher at West Kentucky Easter Seals Center, attended Paducah Community College, and served as a Notary.Evelyn is survived by two daughters, Tamara (Les) Thomas-Gough of the United Kingdom and Heather (Thomas) Browne-Rawlins of Paducah; two granddaughters, Donielle (Isiah) Brymer-Holt of Houston, Texas, and Chelsea Overstreet of Paducah; two grandsons, Barron K. Gary II of Paducah and Reuben Patrick of the United Kingdom; one great-granddaughter, McKenzie Brymer of Houston, Texas; her mother, Frances Holland of Paducah; a sister, Renee’ (Michael) Holland-McCrary of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Patrick Holland of Bowling Green; one god-sister, Aline Griffin of Paducah; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Thomas A. Cox; and her father, Reuben L. Holland. Funeral service will be Friday, August 9, 2013, Noon, at Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend James L. Hudson officiating. Entombment will follow in Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Friends may also call at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour. Messages of condolences may be left online at www.pettusrowlandfh.comPettus-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ann McCarthy, 64, of Murray died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2013, at Marshall County Hospital in Benton. She is survived by one daughter, Shannon McCarthy of Ferndale, Mich.; three sons, Sean McCarthy of Rochester, Mich., Matthew McCarthy of Chesterfield Township, Mich., and Mark McCarthy of Rochester, Mich., and one sister, Martha Lou Smith Maly of Benton. She was preceded in death by one brother. Her parents were William Venson and Verline Fulton Smith. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013, at Collier Funeral Chapel in Benton. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Kirksey. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fridayat the funeral home.

On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, Lou Anne Henry Cherry, 85, of West Paducah, went home to be with her Lord and Savior while a resident of Gaither Suites in Paducah, Ky. She met with those gathered to the Lord’s Name at the Columbus Meeting Room in Columbus. Mrs. Cherry was a retired school teacher for McCracken County school system, a talented homemaker, and taught piano lessons for many years. Surviving her is her daughter, Sylvia Cherry Fleischauer and husband Karl Fleischauer of West Paducah. Her beloved husband, William “Bill” Cherry, of 56 years, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Bryan and Jennie Lee Henry of Selma, Alabama; her sister, Mary Lee Austin; and three brothers, Richard Henry, Bill “Son” Henry, and Patrick Henry. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Columbus-Belmont Park Cemetery with Daniel McClure officiating. There will be no visitation. Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: the Columbus Meeting Room, c/o Jimmy Cherry, 5390 State Route 1591, Arlington, KY 42021. You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Charles Edward “Skip” Hopson, 68, of Augusta, formerly of Metropolis, Ill., died the morning of Sunday, August 4, 2013.
Skip was an entrepreneur, and the CEO and co-owner of Milworx Materials Inc., Decatur, Ala. He was a graduate of Metropolis High School of 1962 and was class Salutatorian, member of the golf team and quarterback of the football team. He was a graduate of University of Illinois where he earned a BS Degree in Ceramic Engineering. Skip first moved to Augusta, Ga., and worked for Babcock and Wilcox in ceramics research and developed many innovative products. He moved onto international sales which gave him the opportunity to travel throughout the world. Later he started Refractory Materials International in Birmingham, Ala. He is survived by his wife, Daphne Garner Hopson of Augusta, Ga.; two children, Nancy Hopson Maher of Washington, D.C., and Charles Grant Hopson of Decatur, Ala.; his father, Charles Russell Hopson of Metropolis; one sister, Jan Hopson Vance of Roswell, Ga.; and his beloved dachshunds, Coco, Bonnie, and Rhett. He was preceded by the passing of his mother, Marilyn Martin Hopson of Metropolis, Ill. Services will be Friday, August 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Metropolis with the Rev. Mark Dunn and the Rev. Dan Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow the service in Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 8, 2013, at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis, Ill. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guest book at www.thomaspoteet.com. Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis is handling local arrangements.

Mrs. Dean T. Cook, 81, of Mayfield died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Emeritus Assisted Living in Murray. She was a former bookkeeper for Truly Pure Dairy and co-owner of Olive and Cook Furniture Store. She retired from Corell Accounting in Sarasota, Fla. Dean was a devout Christian and attended Seven Oaks Church of Christ for 54 years.
Mrs. Cook is survived by her husband of 62 years, James L. Cook; two sisters, Wanda Sue Routen of Mayfield and Beulah V. Beard of Paducah. She was preceded in death by her birth parents, Owen Gross and Jennie Griffith Gross; her foster parents, Virge and Beulah Tibbs; two brothers, James Gross and Gerald Gross. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield. Bro. Richard Youngblood will officiate. Interment will follow in Cuba Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at the funeral home.

Opal Virginia Bishop, 94, of Reidland, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Obion County, Tenn. She worked for Magnavox and worked with her husband and son at City Electric Company. She was a member of Reidland Baptist Church. Opal enjoyed being a homemaker, spending time with family and planning family gatherings. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Evans and husband James of Reidland; sons, Ronnie Bishop and wife Teresa of Reidland and Carl H. Bishop Jr. and wife Sue of Reidland; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl H. Bishop Sr.; two infant sons; two sisters and six brothers. Her parents were Daniel Hosea Wagner and Bertha Wagner. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Dr. Larry Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Reidland Baptist Church, 5559 Reidland Road, Paducah, Ky 42003.
You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

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