Mary Anna Campbell Kohler, 82, of Paducah, passed away October 30, 2013 at her home. Mary Anna was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church. She was an excellent musician and used her musical talents as a soloist, piano teacher, choir director, and church organist and pianist. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edward A. Kohler; two children, Mary Beth Buffaloe of Columbia, MO and James A. Kohler of Paducah; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, Leo and Fleeta Cantwell Campbell; and two sisters, Helen Campbell and Leona Mae Pearson. Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Joe Beal and Dr. Michael Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Kenton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Friday evening. Contributions may be made to either Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001 or Lourdes Hospice Care Center, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-7100. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle atwww.milnerandorr.com.
Mr. Clint Daniel “Jim” Farmer, age 81, of Symsonia, KY., passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013, at his home. Born Thursday, April 14, 1932, in Paducah, KY. He was a retired electrician from SKW Alloys in Calvert City, KY., and was a member of Symsonia Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Faye (Cochrum) Farmer of Symsonia, KY.; two daughters, Pam DeBernardi, husband Ron of Symsonia, KY., and Dianne Beckman, husband Kent of Lone Oak, KY.; one sister, Jocille McManus of Symsonia, KY.; five grandchildren, Amanda Beckman Balcerzak, husband Chris of Birmingham, AL., Emily Beckman of Lone Oak, KY., Garrett DeBernardi of Indianapolis, IN., Nathan DeBernardi of Nashville, TN., and Tyler DeBernardi of Symsonia, KY.; one great-grandchild, Daniel Balcerzak of Birmingham, AL. He was preceded in death by his father, Lois Farmer, his mother, Agnes (White) Farmer; by two brothers, Lyles Farmer and Lowell Thomas Farmer; and one sister, Evelyn Barker. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton, KY. Bro. Rick Miller and Bro. Mike Farmer will officiate. Interment will follow the service in the Symsonia Cemetery, Symsonia, KY. Friends may visit with the family between the hours of 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th, Benton, KY. The family asks memorial contributions be made to Symsonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 680 KY 348 W., Symsonia, KY 42082.
Michael Stephen Cromika, Sr., 56, of Paducah, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 6:15 a.m.
Mike has been the Director of Information Services at Baptist Healthcare for 21 years. He has served on many committees and groups to improve patient care and healthcare technology throughout the Baptist Healthcare System. One of the groups he was actively involved in was the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He also served as a liaison to the physician community in regards to healthcare technology. Mike has also been involved with the Paducah Tilghman High School football booster club for 18 years. He was also an active member of the Twisted Noodles, an Italian Cooking Team in Memphis, TN. Mike was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. When Mike was not spending time with his family, he enjoyed golfing and traveling. Mike is survived by his wife of 34 years, Rondia Cromika (McClure), also of Paducah. One son, Michael S. Cromika, Jr. (wife Ashley Keel Cromika) of League City, TX., and two grandchildren, Gavon Cromika and Grace Cromika, both of League City, TX. Mike is also survived by three brothers, John Cromika (wife Terri) of Lancaster, KY., Kevin Cromika (wife Amy) of South Fulton, TN., and Paul Cromika (wife Donna) of Clinton, KY., and one sister, Jennifer Cromika (Kerry Harris) of Dresden, TN. Mike is also survived by nieces, nephews, and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his father, John Michael Cromika and mother, Grace Jeane Cromika, both formerly of Clinton, KY. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Brad Henson and Rev. Phillip McClure officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Baptist Health Foundation Paducah, 2501 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY 42003. You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle of remembrance atwww.milnerandorr.com.
John A. Coffie, 88, of Paducah died at 12:35 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Paducah. He was a member of St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he served as a steward and was a retiree of Smith Construction. He is survived by three sons, Earl Coffie and Ronnie Coffie, both of Paducah, and John A. Coffie Jr. of Detroit; two daughters, Gloria J. Coffie of Paducah and Rose Marie Bowden of Nashville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Corine Lacy Coffie; his second wife, Ruthie Mae Coffie Morris; one daughter, Anna Wilburn; one son, Robert Edward Coffie; seven brothers; and four sisters. His parents were Luke Coffie and Florence S. Coffie. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home with Rev. Alfred Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Margie Nell Pearson, 77, of Mayfield died Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Spring Creek Nursing Home of Murray. She was a retired secretary from Production Credit Association and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by three sons, Terry Pearson of Arizona, Gary Pearson of Wingo and Kevin Pearson of Mayfield; one daughter, Debbie Young of Paducah; one brother, Joe Frank Henderson of Milburn; three sisters, Helen Trainer of Orlando, Fla., Peggy Allgood of Paducah and Joy Jackson of Calvert City; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister. Her parents were Lee and Jessie McDaniel Henderson. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2013, at His House Ministries in Mayfield with the Rev. Spence Pate officiating. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. at the church. Byrn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Christina E. Orman, 61, of Calvert City died Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was a retired registered nurse. She is survived by one son, Bailey Averitt of Benton; one daughter, Cindy Parrott of Nortonville; one sister, Cindi Williams of Mayfield; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Stewart Morris and Steven Morris. Her parents were Stewart and Edna Bisping.
No services are scheduled. Cremation Society of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
Ron Musgrove, 77, of Calvert City died Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at his home. He retired as a self-employed auto mechanic. He is survived by two daughters, Debbie West of Calvert City and Tammy Roberts of Murray; two brothers, Joe Musgrove of Anna, Ill., and Norbert Musgrove of Newport News, Va.; one sister, Dolores Eden of Calvert City, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Jean (Gates) Musgrove. His parents were Joe and Helen (Cass) Musgrove. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Collier Funeral Home with the Rev. Kerry Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Mr. Gene A. Mason, 78, of Mayfield, died Monday, October 28, 2013, at Lourdes hospital. He was a retired School Superintendent for Massac County School System, and Superintendent at Cairo, Dongola, and Joppa, former Coach at Lowes, Cuba, and Hopkinsville Schools, and former Principal of Fulgham. Basketball Player at Murray State University and Austin Peay University; voted top 50 best Players at Austin Peay University. Former Deacon at Emanuel Baptist Church and member of Trace Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Glenda Lyles Mason, two sons, Steven (Angie) Mason and Terry Mason, both of Mayfield; one daughter, Cheryl (Tony) Goodman of Hickory; four grandchildren, Brittainy (Michael) Cansler of Hopkinsville, Tyler (Teri) Goodman of Mayfield, Tristen Goodman of Nashville, Tenn., and MaKenzie Mason of Mayfield; and two great-grandchildren, Grace Cansler and Mason Cansler. Funeral services for Mr. Mason will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield. Rev. Ronnie Stinson Sr., Rev. Ronnie Stinson Jr. and Rev. Keith Allred will officiate. Interment will follow in Brewers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Tyler Goodman, Michael Cansler, Sonny Fristoe, Billy Chumbler, Garland Lawson, Teddy Youngblood, Don Butler, Willard Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jerry Griffith, John Griffith, Bryan Reed, Fred Nesler and the KY Pioneer Basketball Players. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the funeral home.
Diane Proctor, 58, of Calvert City died Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at her home. She worked for Marshall County Hospital as a registered pharmacy technician and attended Community Chapel Church. She is survived by her husband, Robert Proctor; one daughter, Robin Dillon of Calvert City; one son, Jeff Proctor of Calvert City; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters. Her parents were Thomas Owen Dawes Lettie Lorene (Poe) Dawes. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Collier Funeral Chapel in Benton with the Rev. Charlie Canup officiating. Burial will be at New Hope Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the funeral home.