John G. Manning Jr., age 79, of Paducah passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 1:36 a.m., at the E.R. of Baptist Health Paducah. Mr. Manning was a native of Pensacola, Fla., and was retired from Ingersoll-Rand Company. Mr. Manning was a US Air Force veteran. Surviving are his wife, Frances Cooper Manning of Paducah; two sisters, Maybelle West (Wiley) and Joyce Williamson (John); and several nieces and nephews, all of Pensacola, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, John G. Manning Sr. and Marjorie Manning; and four brothers, Clyde, Roland, Floyd and Melvin.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Keeling Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Topper Council officiating. Burial will follow in the Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family today from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dorothy Leneave Cunningham, 106, of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2015, at Superior Care Home in Paducah, Kentucky. Mrs. Cunningham was a native of Trigg County, Kentucky, where she received her education. She and her late husband of 64 years, Cecil Cunningham, moved to Paducah in 1939. They were members of First Baptist Church of Paducah, Kentucky. Along with her husband, Mrs. Cunningham was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Elnora Leneave; two sisters, Cleotis Leneave and Mary Hannah Lane; and two brothers, Ragon Leneave and Calvert Leneave. She is survived by one daughter, Cecilia Cunningham Stevenson and husband Michael of LaGrange, Georgia; one grandson, Alan Stevenson and wife Joelle of New York, New York. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Tommy Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Kenton Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church of Paducah, 2890 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001. You may leave a message, light a candle or share a song tribute at www.milnerandorr.com.
Pearl Meredith Mayes, 71, of Paducah, Ky., passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Golden Pond, Ky. Pearl was a retired Sales Clerk and Fabric Department Manager for Walmart. She was a member of Symsonia Baptist Church and the Vivacious Homemakers Club. Pearl is survived by her three daughters, Cindy Pearl Wood and husband Kevin of Benton, Ky., Mary Earline Dunn and husband Russell of Dexter, Ky., and Jennifer Ann Mayes of Paducah, Ky.; brothers, John Bailey Meredith and Smith Hodge Meredith, both of Paducah, Ky.; grandchildren, Timothy Wood of Benton, Ky., Larissa Wood of Murray, Ky., and Sarai Marie Dunn, Serenity Pearl Dunn, Janie Rebecca Dunn and J. Clyde Dunn, all of Dexter, Ky.; and several special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. "Bugman" Mayes Jr.; five sisters; and one brother. Her parents were William Hodge Meredith and Iva Earl Brandon Meredith. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Rick Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014, at the Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Alzheimer's Association, Greater Kentucky Chapter, 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205. You may leave a message of sympathy, light a candle or share a song tribute atwww.milnerandorr.com.
Charles William " Bill" Smith, age 91, died 4:50 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah. He was born August 26, 1923. He served in the U. S. Army and was placed in the artillery in the South Pacific during 1943-1946. He was self employed as a carpet/tile professional and he was a back yard mechanic. He will be missed not only for his youthfulness, but also for his gentle yet guarded heart. Many will remember him as Paducah's own "Bird Man" as he was featured in the Paducah Sun twice. He spent every day possible in his last years with many family and friends as he set out to feed the birds down at the riverfront. This was more than a pass time, it was his livelihood. He gave out numerous smiles and handshakes to even passers-by. God used him as a tool to carry out his work here on this earth according to Matthew 6:26, " Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in the barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them." He was passionate about family and through his smile, you knew you were loved unconditional. The younger folks will remember him asking " if you can tell me who is on this dollar, you can have it." He invested more than dollars into the futures of these generations. Those that crossed his path are more than blessed!
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Smith; two daughters, Bonnie ( John) Mayolo of Paducah and Brenda Alexander of Ft. Myers FL.; two grandsons, Matthew Mayolo of Paducah and Edward Cobelli of Seattle, WA; one brother, Leon ( Butch ) Smith; three sisters, Evelyn Smith Jeffords, Mable Smith Rust and Nancy (Sissy) Smith Adams; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Lee and Minnie Jane Robinson Smith; Stepmother, Dolly Bevis Smith; four brothers, Doris, Kenneth, Jack and John Lee Smith; three sisters, Alice Smith Bevis, Mary Lou Smith and Mildred ( Hannah) Smith Bishop. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., funeral at 3:00 p.m. at the Keeling Family Funeral Home, 2410 Jackson Street in Paducah. Burial will follow in the Rosebower Church Cemetery. Rev Topper Council will be officiating. Online messages may be sent to www.keelingfamilyfuneralhome.
Thomas "Tom" E. Riley, 91, of Paducah died at 6:50 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2014, at Arbor Place in Clinton. Mr. Riley retired from TVA, where he was a carpenter foreman for 29 years and served as president of the Shawnee Credit Union for 12 years. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an American Red Cross volunteer and a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Mr. Riley is survived by two sons, Thomas Edward Riley Jr. of Tacoma, Washington, and Michael E. Riley of Pensacola, Florida; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Simpson Riley; and four brothers. His parents were Thomas and Alberta Buckman Riley. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 12, 2014, at Mount Carmel Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Robey officiating. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Kentucky Chapter, 6100 Dutchman's Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205.
Lloyd Lee Cruse, 75, of Paducah, KY, passed away at 5:05 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital.
He was a retired carpenter. Lloyd was born in Mayfield, KY, on April 11, 1939, to Nathan Cruse and Violet Perkins Snow. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was a Kentucky Colonel and considered himself to be a #1 University of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball fan. He was an avid Amateur Radio Operator who loved and was loved by all of his Ham Radio buddies. Although bedfast for the past two years as he battled his illness, he was loved and considered a dear friend by those in the medical community who came to know him. He will be greatly missed by Barbara Finney as well as Michelle, Ashley and the rest of his "Lone Oak Pharmacy family". He is survived by his daughters, Felicia "Boo" Molott and her husband Jerry, of Kevil, KY, and Lisa Cruse, of Paducah, KY; his sons, Mark Cruse and his wife Robbie, of West Paducah, KY, and Randall Lee Cruse and his wife Vickie, of Mayfield, KY; his brothers, Nathanael Cruse, of Paducah, KY, and Phillip Snow and his wife Lois, of Paducah, KY; his grandchildren, Nathan Cruse, Curtis Cruse, Anthony Cruse, David Crittendon, Jared Molott and his wife, Emily, Cameron Molott, Olivia Molott, and two stepgranddaughters; his great-grandchildren, Bryce Cruse, Jett Molott, and five stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan Cruse and Violet A. Perkins Snow; two sisters, who were twins; and one brother. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Rev. Steve Durrett and Rev. Brady Wynn will officiate. Burial will follow at Owens Chapel Cemetery in Graves county. Visitation will be held Monday evening, September 8, 2014, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Lourdes Hospice, P. O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-7100 or Vanderbilt Cancer Center, 2220 Pierce Ave., Nashville, TN 37232. You may leave a message of condolence, light a candle of remembrance or share a song tribute atwww.milnerandorr.com