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Martha Sills Swanson, 88, of Paducah, KY passed away at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Metropolis Nursing Home in Metropolis, IL. She is survived by her brothers, Rev. Terry Sills of Paducah, KY and Joe Douglas Sills of Florida; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Mt. Kenton Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Sills officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Dana Sue Hobbs, 50, of Paducah passed away at 3:05 am April, 23, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital. She is survived by her mother Sue Lambert Hobbs of Paducah, one brother Daryl Hobbs and wife Teresa of Paducah; and two nieces and two nephews. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Friday, April, 25, 2014 at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm Friday, April, 25, 2014 at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy to Lourdes Hospice, PO Box, 7100 Paducah Ky, 42002-7100.

Kevin Thomas, 55, of Paducah, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at his home. He was a self-employed auto mechanic.
He is survived by one son, Andrew Thomas of Paducah; one brother, Walter Thomas of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister, Sheena Fraley of Live Oak, Fla.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers. His parents were Walter Howard and Delphia Stonestreet Thomas. There are no services scheduled.
Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Darlene Michelle Gray, 45, of Paducah died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah. Surviving are two sons, Joshua Thomas Gray of Paducah and Jonathon Wayne Lee of Bradford, Tenn.; two brothers, Franklin Willett of Wingo and Ronnie Willett of Fancy Farm; two sisters, Dianna Brittain and Donna Winstead, both of Mayfield; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents were Franklin Wilford Willett and Geneva Collins Willett. No services are scheduled at this time. Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Sills Swanson, 88, of Paducah died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Metropolis Nursing Home in Metropolis, Ill. She was a retired school teacher for the Hamilton School District in Hamilton, Ohio. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Paducah, Paducah Woman's Club, Delphic Literacy Club, and Western Baptist Hospital Auxiliary and she taught Sunday School in the nursing home. She is survived by two brothers, the Rev. Terry Sills of Paducah and Joe Douglas Sills of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Her parents were Terry Louis Sills and Trentie Waller Sills. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Mount Kenton Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Sills officiating. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Phyllis Ann Walker, 77, of Paducah, formerly of Boaz, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 11:48 a.m. at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Patsy, as she was known, was born in Paducah, Ky., on June 17, 1936, to Charles and Jessie Thompson. She participated in the Rainbow Girls and was a longtime member of the Eastern Star. She was part owner and operator of Small World Day Care. She attended Houser Grove Church Of Christ and Victory Assembly Worship Center. Patsy was a spiritual person who will be remembered for her love of children and enjoyment of life.
Patsy was survived by her daughter, Susie Walker and Michael Hett, of Paducah, Ky.; her sons, Bob L. Walker and wife Carol of Graves County, Ky., Joey Mason Walker of Paducah, Ky., and Allie Mason Walker and wife Mary of Louisville, Ky.; her brother, Jerry Thompson and wife Lana of Boaz, Ky.; her sister, Misty Owen of Paducah; her brothers-in-law, Chuck of Peoria, Ill., and Gary of Golconda, Ill.; her sister-in-law, Margie of Peoria, Ill.; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, James Ray "Junior" Walker; her parents, Charles B. Thompson and Jessie Gladys Lewis Thompson; and one sister. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 12 p.m. noon at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home. Burial followed at Houser Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Gary DeRossett officiating. Visitation was held Monday, April 21, 2014, from 2-5 p.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Victory Assembly Worship Center, 1345 N. Friendship Rd., Paducah, KY 42003. You may leave a message of condolence and light a candle of remembrance at www.milnerandorr.com.

James C. Rose, 94, of Benton, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at his home in Benton, Kentucky. He was retired from the Pipefitters Local 184 and a 50-year member of Lakeview Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. Born Thursday, February 5, 1920, in Mystic, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Lee Rose and the late Lilly Ann (Eskridge) Rose. Surviving are his sons, Ralph Rose and wife Linda of Benton, Ky., and James "Eddie" Rose and wife Brenda of Lewisport, Ky.; daughter, Brenda Wynn and husband Larry of Madisonville, Ky.; sisters, Mable Boernson of Danville, Ill., and Violet Parker of Troy, Ind.; grandchildren, Crystal Rose, Carl Rose, Jason Wynn, Jana Wynn Williamson, Alison Rose Sumner and Brent Rose; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Bland) Rose; infant son, Gary Lee Rose; stepson, Ernest Horn; brothers: Ralph Lewis Rose, Woodrow Wilson Rose and Charles Earl Rose; sisters: Etta May Smoots, Elizabeth Allen and Margaret Smith. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Collier Funeral Chapel, located at 211 West 5th St., Benton, Kentucky 42025 with the Rev. Ron Melton and the Rev. Brad White officiating. Interment will follow in the Calvert City Cemetery, Calvert City, Ky. Visitation will be held between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Collier Funeral Home.

William Horace Sledd, 94, of Benton died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his son's home in Benton. He was a retired operator and 50-year member of the Operating Engineers Local 181 and also retired from the Marshall County Road Department where he worked as a laborer. He was a farmer. He was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by one son, Frankie Sledd of Benton; one daughter, Betsy Ross of Kingman, Ariz.; one brother, C.H. Sledd of Mimms, Fla.; and two sisters, Rose Crotzer of Reidland and Ruby Nell Davis of Sharpe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Virginia (Cone) Sledd; two brothers; and three sisters. His parents were Hurley Sledd and Nannie Mary (King) Sledd. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014,at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with the Revs. Charlie Canup and Joel Frizzell officiating. Burial will follow in Ford Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Marshall County Exceptional Center, P.O. Box 423, Benton, KY 42025.

Betty Knees, 87, of Benton, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Lourdes hospital. She was a member of St. Matthews by the Lake Lutheran Church. She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Linskey of Elk Grove Village, Ill.; two sons, Kevin Knees and his wife Rhonda Lynn of Benton and Jeffrey Brian Knees of Paducah; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson and her husband Dammond, Scott Linskey and his wife Erica, Justyn Knees and his wife Amy Duncan Knees, Lyndsi Knees, Heather Renee´ Henson and her husband Matt, Eric Douglas Knees, Laken Nicole Fletcher and her husband Josh, Casey Lynn Lofton and his wife Crystal, Nathan Lofton and his wife Jessie; and four great-grandchildren, Landon Henson, Davis Fletcher, Feenix Lofton and Jocelyn Lofton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Frederick Knees. Her parents were Charles and Bertha Lawson. Funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. The Rev. Wade Gillespie will officiate and burial will follow in Calvert City Cemetery. Friends call visit after 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Contributions may be sent to the H.O.P.E. Clinic, 1100 Olive Street, Benton, KY 42025.

Services for Ina Sledd, 73, of Murray will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Rev. Martin Severns officiating. Burial will be in Murray Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Sledd died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at her home. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Henry Sledd; two daughters, Rhonda Sledd Crass of Hardin and Barbara Sledd Windsor of Murray; two sons, Russell Sledd of Almo and Larry Sledd of Mt. Vernon, Ind.; one sister, Eureda Huser of Highland, Ill.; one brother, Otis Brown of New Concord; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother. Her parents were Hassell Brown and Estelle Ferguson Brown. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the funeral home.

John Henry Bowker, 84, of Murray died Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home. He retired as a grocery salesman. After retirement, he was employed by Gene and Jo's Florist in Murray. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Joan Bowker; one son, James David Bowker of Hernando, Miss.; one half sister, Sandy Bowker of Clarksville, Tenn.; one half brother, Dan Bowker of Palmyra, Tenn.; and two grandchildren. His parents were James G. Bowker and Thelma C. Bowker. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in Murray with the Revs. Rick Dye and Jim Stahler officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and again from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour Friday at the church.

Memorial services for James E. Tyler will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Smith Temple Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Tyler died Monday, April 14, 2014, at his home. Mr. Tyler retired from General Tire and Rubber Co. and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Smith Temple Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Tyler; and four brothers. His mother was Annie Tyler. He is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield is in charge of arrangements.

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