Leonard J. McNeely, age 91, of Kirbyton, passed away at 6:45 am on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Countryside Care Center in Bardwell. Mr. McNeely was a member of Kirbyton Baptist Church. He retired from Martin Marietta in Paducah in 1985 after 34 years of employment. He taught at the Milburn High School for two years. During WWII, he lived and worked in Detroit and made deck guns for Destroyer ships. He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Martin) McNeely of Kirbyton; daughter, CAPT Debbie Lake and husband CAPT Merritt of Lovettsville, VA; Glenn Martin and wife Joanie of Cunningham; grandson, BJ Stigall and wife Joyce of Owensboro; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Minne and Ora (Henderson) McNeely; two sisters, Mildred Vann and Marjorie McNeely; two brothers, Lt. Col. John McNeely and Alton McNeely. Funeral services for Mr. McNeely will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Revs. J. Mark Wilson and Michael Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirbyton Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Kirbyton Cemetery Fund, c\o Rod Martin, 2996 County Rd. 1102, Fancy Farm, KY 42039. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.
Denise Key, 43 of Paducah, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 1:07 a.m. at Baptist Health of Paducah. Ms. Key is survived by her father; Kenneth Carrol Lessing, one daughter; Keri Denise Key, one son; Richard Lee Key Jr., two sisters; Tracy Barwick and Misty Ward, two brothers; Robert Barwick and Cale Ward, one granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother; Estelle Barwick Lessing. There will be no visitation or funeral services. The Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
Benny Lloyd Campbell, 82, ofMount Juliet, Tennessee, died Tuesday night at Summit Hospital in Nashville. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Mount Juliet and proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from Heath High School with the class of 1949 and retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1993. He was one of the first employees hired when the Goodyear plant opened in Union City, Tennessee. His parents were the late Maggie Gordon Born and Murel Campbell. He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Martha Robinson Campbell, with whom he shared a wonderful marriage. He is also survived by a son, Wayne Campbell, and his wife, Pam Campbell, of Mount Juliet; and two grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart, Eli Campbell of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Claire Campbell of Houston, Texas. Services will be at 1:00PM Saturday at Milner and Orr Funeral Home on Highway 62 West in Paducah, Kentucky, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Paducah. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00PM Friday evening and from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mount Juliet, TN 37122. You may leave a message of condolence and light a candle of remembrance at www.milnerandorr.com.
Services for Leslie H. Hawkins, 65, Paducah will be at 1 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014, at Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. James L. Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hawkins died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at his home. He was a member of Full Gospel Assembly. He was a self-employed painter and carpenter. He is survived by his mother, Martha V. Hawkins of Paducah; four daughters, Leslie Rene Hawkins of San Antonio, Texas, Cynthia S. Roman of Seattle, and Patrice Bryson and Martha Bryson, both of Toledo, Ohio; four sons, Reco T. Cunningham and Howard L. Hawkins, both of Paducah, and James Wright and Henderson Bryson, both of Toledo; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Gregory S. Hawkins, Henderson Hawkins Jr. and Samuel K. Hawkins I, all of Paducah, and Robert D. Hawkins of Indianapolis; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Henderson Hawkins Sr.; and one sister.
Friends may call at the church from noon Friday, February 14, 2014, until the funeral hour. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church, Special Projects, 1126 Harrison St., Paducah, KY 42001. Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William Maxwell Fitzpatrick of Paducah died Saturday, February 8, 2014, at his home. He was a retired hairdresser and a member of First Baptist Church of Paducah. He is survived by his wife, Ardeth Myers Fitzpatrick; two daughters; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. His parents were Hubert Fitzpatrick and Bertha Ward Slayden. Memorial services will be held later. Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
Audrey Leona Roberts, 89, of Murray died Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at her home. She was a retired teller at People's Bank of Murray and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Danny H. Roberts of Clemson, S.C.; one granddaughter, Danette R. Jones of Murray; and two great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Kyra Jones, both of Murray. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde H. Roberts. Her parents were Otis and Huldah Mae Kline Willoughby. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014, at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Matthew Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hicks Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Murray-Calloway County Hospital Hospice Program, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.
Bobby Gene Travis, 64, of Mayfield died at 9:03 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Union City, Tenn. Mr. Travis was a truck driver and a member of Sharon Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother, Ovelia Warren Travis of Mayfield; his son, Gene Travis of Mayfield; his daughter, Karen Travis of Graves County; three sisters, Brenda Kincaid of Troy, Mich., Peggy Reed of Cuba and Vickie Bynum of Mayfield; his brother, Gary Lynn Travis of Murray; two grandchildren; eight nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, James B. Travis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014, at Lynnville Pentecostal Church Cemetery with the Rev. Brad Morris officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield.
Thomas "Lil Hollie" Estep, 77, of Murray died Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. His parents were Hollie and Ella Victoria Scarberry Estep. Mr. Estep is survived by one son, Tommy Estep of Michigan; three brothers, Cecil Estep of Albany, Ore., Everett E. Estep of Baton Rouge, La., and Jimmy D. Thornbury of White, S.D.; two sisters, Jean Estep Hammond of Beloit, Wis., and Vickie Smith DuCharme of New Concord; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. No services are scheduled. Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bill Allen Cramer, 59, of Calvert City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 7:44 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from Baptist Health Paducah. Mr. Cramer was a native of East Liverpool, Ohio. He worked for Gerdau Steel Mill and was a volunteer fireman for the Calvert City Fire Department. He was also a member of the United Steel Workers Local 9447-05. Surviving are his wife and best friend of 23 years, Paula Nichols Cramer; daughter, Mandy Hunt and husband Paul of Clarksville, Tenn.; one son, William J. Cramer and wife Danna of Nashville, Tenn.; and a stepdaughter, Lisa Delaney of Benton; one brother, Joe Cramer and wife Sandy; two sisters, Barb Adkins and husband Bud, both of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Sheryll Straley and husband Wayne of Youngstown, Ohio; his stepmother, Virginia Cramer of East Liverpool, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Kirstie Deatrick, William Benefiel, Kartyr Deatrick, Ethan Delaney, Thomas Hunt and Riley Hunt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Cramer and Lorna McConnaughy Cramer. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Keeling Family Funeral Home, 2410 Jackson Street, Paducah, KY 42003. Burial will follow in Maplelawn Park Cemetery in Paducah. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online messages may be sent to www.keelingfamilyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers family requests memorials be given to: American Cancer Society, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003; United Cerebral Palsy, 1825 K. St. NW, Ste 600, Washington, DC 20006; or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Ste 310, White Plains, NY 10605.
Lunell Reed Langston, 85, of Benton died at 1:19 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah. She had worked for Florsheim Shoe Factory in Paducah. She was a homemaker and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Billy G. Langston; one daughter, Louawana McClure of Benton; one grandchild, Jason Brian McClure of Benton; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. Her parents were Noble Reed and Flossie (Smith) Reed. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with the Revs. Jason Sharp and Randy McClure officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to New Harmony Baptist Church, P.O. Box 627, Benton, KY 42025; or Gideons International, Marshall County Camp, P.O. Box 206, Benton, KY 42025.
James Timothy "Tim" Rudd, 56, of Benton, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at his home. Tim was a member of Owens Chapel Baptist Church. He was an avid member of the U.S. Trotting Association for Horse and Racing Shows. He was active in genetics for James Rudd Racing Stables, active member in the United Beagles Gun Dog Federation, AKC of North Carolina and involved in many AKC Shows and Trials. He was a coordinator for 4H shooting sports and involved in Orange Card for Hunter Education in Marshall County. He is survived by his wife, Shelley McCallum Rudd of Benton; two daughters, Heather Wiles and her husband Travis of Benton and Toni Gamble and her husband Rustin of Herrin, Ill.; two grandchildren, Madison Gamble and Levi Wiles; one sister, Myrna Odom of Fairdealing; several nieces and nephews; as well as several great-and several great-great nieces and nephews. Tim was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, James Odom; and his grandparents, Yancy and Pearl Rudd and Hamilton and Ila Starks. His parents were James "John" Rudd and Josephine Starks Rudd. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014, at Owens Chapel Baptist Church, 6504 Airport Road, Kirksey, Kentucky. Bro. James Stom will officiate and burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, and again Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at Owens Chapel Baptist Church. Filbeck-Cann &King Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Union Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Nick Smith, 833 Union Hill Road, Benton, KY 42025. Condolences may be made on-line at www.filbeckcannking.com.
Keith Springs, 62, of Eddyville died at 7:24 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014, at Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton. He was a retired construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Forsythe Springs; and five sisters, Mary Ellestine Walker, Helen Timmons, Phyllis Jarrell and Jewell Coomer, all of Grand Rivers, and Rose Watson of Bells, Tenn. He was preceded in death by two sons, Christopher Springs and Michael Keith Springs; two brothers; and one sister. His parents were Newt and Minnie Green Springs. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Lyon County with the Revs. Bill Lee and Harold Hatfield officiating. There will be no public visitation. Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.