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Gage Emanuel Buri, 11 years old, of Paducah, KY, earned his angel wings Saturday, August 17, 2013, at his loving home surrounded by his mother, grandparents & aunt.  After a 10-year brave and fierce battle with a JPA brain tumor including 6 chemo regimens, proton radiation in Houston, TX, attempted surgeries, alternative remedies, 2 strokes recently, he ultimately succumbed to another basal ganglia stroke. He was born to Karlee J. Buri of Paducah, KY, on July 24, 2002.Gage is  survived by his mother, Karlee Buri; his grandparents, Jack & Terri Buri; his aunt, Kathy Buri; uncle, Paul Buri and wife Kelly; his great aunts, Nancy Vermillion of Annapolis, Kathy Wolff (Fred) of Chicago, Barb Buri of Florida; his great uncle, Joseph Buri Sr. of Iowa; his great grandmother, Janie Hicks of Maryland; his cousins, Jadyn Buri, Jack Buri and Bradley Buri.  Gage is also survived by numerous 2nd & 3rd cousins and many local friends. A celebration of Life for Gage will be held at 11:00 am SaturdayAugust, 24, 2013 at Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church, 1126 Harrison Street, Paducah KY 42001 with Barbara Burrage and Dr. Greg Ross officiating.  Visitation for Gage will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm FridayAugust, 23, 2013 at the church. Lone Oak chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. All are invited to a balloon release Celebration immediatlly following the service at Fountain Avenue Circle Park. Memorial contributions can be made at Gage's Believe Fund, C-Plant Federal Credit Union,  2500 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003. You may leave a message of Sympathy or light a candle of remembrance online at  www.milnerandorr.com

Gerald G. “Hammer” Sills, 59, of Paducah died at 1:53 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Lourdes hospital. He was a self-employed concrete finisher and a member of American Legion Post 31 of Paducah, Southside Eagles 3135 of Paducah and Southland Baptist Temple of Paducah. He is survived by his mother, Thelma Sills of Paducah; and one sister, Sandra (Sills) Ocheltree of Paducah. He was preceded in death by his father, William Glenn Sills. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2013, at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Topper Council officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Paducah. Visitation will be from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 9067, Louisville, KY 40209.

Blanche Ella Peeler, 89, of Paducah died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at her home. She retired from Michigan and Ohio Bell Telephone. She was a member of Gospel Assembly Church. She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Richards of West Paducah and Janice Burton of West Virginia; two brothers, Vernon Dillon of Michigan and Delbert Dillon of Florida; one sister, Hazel Messer of Michigan; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, and six sisters. Her parents were George Dillon and Elizabeth Helton Dillon. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2013, at Keeling Family Funeral Home with the Revs. Encil Edmonds and Mike Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gertie Mae Anderson, 98, of Paducah died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center.
Gertie Mae was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church and a native of the Dogwood community in Graves County. She retired from Claussner’s Hosiery Company, where she worked as an examiner. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Ann Hammons of Lone Oak, Ky.; two sons, Paul E. Anderson and wife Jean of Lone Oak, Ky., and Jerry Anderson and wife Sherry of Paducah, Ky.; five grandchildren, Barry Hammons, Mark Hammons and wife Pam, Steven Anderson, David Anderson and Heather Traylor and husband Mark; five great-grandchildren, Marcy Binkley and husband Brennon, Ellen Hammons Featherstone and husband Sam, Grant Hammons, Eric Anderson and Hibbs Traylor; one great-great-grandchild, Hudson Featherstone; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were her husband, Paul B. Anderson; parents, W.T. Wilkins and Lula Kunkle Wilkins; one son, Charles Anderson; son-in-law, Harold Hammons; and three sisters and six brothers. Graveside services will be held Friday, August 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Howard Fuller officiating. There will be no public visitation. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle at milnerandorr.com.

Joyce Kay Johnson, 67, of Cadiz died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by two brothers, RD Johnson of Cadiz and Darrell Johnson of Clarksville, Tenn.; one sister, Marie Morris of Cadiz; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Her parents were Roy Franklin and Willie Evelyn Boren Johnson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at King’s Funeral Home with the Rev. John Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Trigg County. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the funeral home.

Graveside services for Sue Bean, 87, of Mayfield will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Maplewood Cemetery with the Rev. Wes Fowler officiating. Mrs. Bean died at 1:44 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Mills Health & Rehab. Mrs. Bean was a member of First Baptist Church of Mayfield. She is survived by one son, Jimmy Bean of Mayfield; one daughter, Judy Duren of Mayfield; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James Leroy “Roy” Bean; and one brother. Her parents were Orville and Love Roberts Toon. Friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield.

Bernice Dunigan, 93, of Benton, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, August 19, 2013, at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a member of Briensburg Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Tony Heath Dunigan of Benton; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dilmer Stone Dunigan; one sister; and two brothers. Her parents were Reed Murray Heath and Milby Mae Malcom Heath.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home with the Rev. C.C. Brasher officiating. Burial will follow in Birmingham Cemetery. Friends may call after noon Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the funeral home.

William Ralph Evans, 97, of Murray died at 4:22 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Spring Creek Health Care. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He retired from the Kentucky Highway Department and was a farmer. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mamie Nell (Rowland) Evans; four daughters, Marita Burkeen of Tiptonville, Tenn., Connie Wilson  of Paris, Tenn., Suzanne Sewell of Tallahassee, Fla.,  and Suzette Tidrick of Quaker City, Ohio; one son, Gary Evans of Almo; one sister, Louise Carroll of Murray; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother; one sister; and one granddaughter. His parents were William H. & Annie Eula (Compton) Evans. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2013, at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home with the Revs. Marita Burkeen, Richard Dowdy, and Sam Chambers officiating. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens with full military rites. Friends may call from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013, at the funeral home. Donations may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142; or Murray-Calloway Count Hospital Hospice House Fund, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.

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