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Obituaries

Mary Jo Myers Gay

maryjogayMrs. Mary Jo Myers Gay, 66 of Benton, KY., passed away Friday, December 19, 2014, at the Marshall Co. Hospital E. R. in Benton, KY. She was a Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Director of Long Term Care for the Marshall County Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Born Sunday, July 25, 1948 in Calloway County, KY., she was the daughter of the late Ed Brown and the late Mahala (Fulton) Brown.
Surviving are her husband, Roger Gay of Benton, KY; son, Richard Hendrickson, wife Laurie of Benton, KY, daughter, Juli Conner of Benton, KY; step-children, Lee Gay, wife Beth of Benton, KY, Lewis Gay, wife Lyndsay of Benton, KY; grandchildren, Chloe, Cayce, Owen, and Haylee Hendrickson, Kayla Keeling Teckenbrock, husband Zeb, Dylan Keeling; and step-grandchildren, Rylan, Rory, Ransley, Lynnley, and Lynnox Gay.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton, KY., with Rev. Joe Daryl Thorn and Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Pace Cemetery, Hardin, KY. Visitation will be held between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th St., Benton, KY.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, 839 Benton-Briensburg Road, Benton, KY 42025. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.collierfuneralhome.com

Helen Noles

helennolesHelen Noles, 90, of Calvert City, KY passed away at 11:15AM Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Almo. Helen was a member of First Baptist Church of Calvert City for over 60 years. She and her late husband Perry served as custodians of the church for over 20 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Dix of Almo, KY; one son, Perry Mark Noles and his wife Julie of Calvert City, KY; five grandchildren, Jon Noles and his wife Shelley; Ben Noles and his wife Christy; Kris Noles and his wife Beth; Lana Hutchison and her husband Jeff and Lisa Nadreau and her husband Eric; nine great grandchildren and one sister, Lunell VanVactor of Calvert City, KY.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry S. Noles, son in-law, David Dix; one brother, John Boyce Birdsong and two sisters, Lela Mae Redfern and Sarah June Baize. Her parents were, John Kelly Birdsong and Virgie Harris Birdsong.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Greg Northcutt willofficiate and burial will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens. Friends may call after 11:00AM Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home.
The family has requested that contributions may be sent to the 2014 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, International Mission Board, Attn: Development Department, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230 or the Calvert City First Baptist Church, Building Fund, 85 South Ash Street, Calvert City, KY 42029\ Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com

Hon. Kenneth "Mike" Miller

mikemillerHon. Kenneth "Mike" Miller, Judge Executive of Marshall County, age 70 of Benton, KY died on Monday, December 15, 2014, at the Marshall Co. Hospital E. R. in Benton, KY.
Throughout his years of service to the people of Marshall County, Judge Miller had been instrumental in not only the day to day operation of county government, but through his leadership and guidance, the citizens of Marshall County have seen many improvements to Marshall County including the creation of the Marshall County Ambulance Service; creation of the Marshall County Senior Citizens Program, including facilities located in Benton, Hardin, and Calvert City; creation of the Marshall County Parks System - with day use parks located throughout the county; and he oversaw the creation of nine fire protection districts. Also during Judge Miller's tenure, new facilities were built housing the Marshall County Health Department - including facilities located in Benton, Hardin, and Calvert City; and new facilities were constructed housing the Marshall County Road Department, the Marshall County Refuse Department, the Marshall County Recycling Department, and the Marshall County Animal Shelter.
Judge Miller was involved in the community. From 1999 through June 2005 he served as a member of the Board of Regents at Murray State University. He served locally, statewide, and regionally as a member of the following:
· Chairman of the Board of the Marshall County Health Department
· Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Board
· Purchase Area Development District Board · Kentucky Association of County Officials Board
· Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association Board · Board of the Marshall County Exceptional Center
· Board of the Association of Tennessee Valley Governments
· West Kentucky Allied Services Board
Judge Miller had also been awarded the rank of Kentucky Admiral as well as Kentucky Colonel. He was the recipient of several awards including the 2002 Paul Mason Memorial Award, 1999 Outstanding Citizen from Woodmen of the World, and the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce.
Judge Miller began serving as Marshall County Judge in 1974 and at that time was the youngest Judge ever elected in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and after 40 years of continuous service, was the longest serving Judge in the Commonwealth.
Born Saturday, October 28, 1944 in Calloway Co., Kentucky, he was the son of the late Leemon Owen Miller Sr. and the late Pansy (Phillips) Miller. He was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher. He was also a veteran of the US Army and served during the Vietnam Era.
Surviving are his wife, Chyrill (Dexter) Miller of Benton, KY; sons, John Keith Miller, wife Candace of Benton, KY and Shawn Miller, wife Rebecca of Murray, KY, brothers, Harold Miller of Benton, KY, Bobby Miller of Benton, KY and Jim Miller of Mt. Vernon, IL, sister, Mary Theobald of Paducah, KY; and grandchildren, John Isaac Miller and Olivia Rose Miller. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Leemon Owen Miller, Jr., and sisters, Martha Ward and Nelle Cole.
A Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center located at 416 High School Rd. Benton, Kentucky 42025 with Former Gov. Paul Patton, Rep. Will Coursey, Brian Roy and Bro. Joel Frizzell officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Pace Cemetery, Hardin, KY. Visitation will be held between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center. An additional visitation will be held after 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour on Friday, December 19, 2014. Memorial contributions may be given to the Marshall County Exceptional Center, 198 Old Symsonia Hwy, Benton, KY 42025.

Lawrence A. Rhodes

flagrosesMr. Lawrence A. Rhodes, age 82 of Calvert City, KY passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 6:35 p.m. at Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City, KY. He was a retired factory worker at Dimetic and a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Calvert City, KY. He honorably served his country in US Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Rhodes was a member of the VFW post 1114 in Evansville, IN. Born Wednesday, February 24, 1932 in Anderson, IN, he was the son of the late Elmer Rhodes and the late Catherine (Peters) Rhodes.
Surviving are sons, Richard "Rick" Rhodes, wife Darla of Calvert City, KY; Daniel Rhodes of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Gurvis Rhodes of Evansville, IN, sisters, Betty Kellums of Newburg, IN; Rosella Wilson of Leopold, IN; grandchildren, Arron Rhodes of Lexington, KY, Krystal Humphrey of Calvert City, KY, Jacob Rhodes of Jacksonville, FL; and great-grandchildren, Alivia Rhodes of Lexington, KY, and Carson Humphrey of Calvert City, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 57 years, Juanita E. (Ransom) Rhodes and his sister, Lucille Carter.
Private services with military honors will be held at a later date. Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th St., Benton, KY has been entrusted with Mr. Rhodes' arrangements. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchman's Ln. Ste 401, Louisville, Kentucky, 40205-3284.

Mary Alice Smith Lathum

maryalicelathumMary Alice Smith Lathum, 93, of Benton, KY passed away at 10:33PM Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a 55 year member of the Eastern Star. She formerly owned Smitty’s Grocery at Jonathan Creek.
She is survived by her husband, Laddie Lathum of Benton, KY; two nephews, David Parr and his wife Barbie and Benny Parr; great nieces and great nephews, Brandi Neff, Bridgette Passafiume, Chelsea Free, Amanda Gross, Kimberly Locascio, Kyle Parr and William David Parr; thirteen great great nieces and great great nephews.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Soules and one sister, Norma Jean Proctor. Her parents were, Stanley Bennett Shively and Nettie Mable Minton Shively.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Rev. Don Wilson will officiate burial will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00PM until 3:00PM Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com

J.C. Jones

jcjonesJ.C. Jones, 92, of Benton, KY passed away at 7:00AM Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home.
J.C. was a retired construction supervisor and member of the Church Grove United Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He entered active service on December 9th, 1942 and was honorably discharged on January 19, 1946. During his time in Europe he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Cologne Plain, Remagen Bridge, Ruhr Pocket and throughout central Europe. During the Battle of the Bulge, J.C. was promoted to Platoon Seargent, and served in that position until the end of the war. J.C. was a member of the William A. Doyle Post #236 of the American Legion, the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars Post #1084 and a 50 year member of the T.L. Jefferson Masonic Lodge #622.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty L. Johnston Jones of Benton, KY.
J.C. was preceded in death by three sisters, Geraldine Jones Bearden, Littie “Murrell” Lewis and Evelyn Hohman Cope. His parents were, Burnett Jones and Lora “Maud” Harris Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Powell and Rev. Susan Atkinson will officiate burial with full military honors conducted by the William A. Doyle Post #236 of the American Legion will follow in the Haltom Cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers will be Ryan Boatright, Ken Hansen, II, Jason Simms, Mark Sanders, Paul Sanders and Nick Max, with Wayne Hendrick, Dr. Robert Powell, Joe Tom Haltom, Jerry Bennett, Bobby English, Jimmy Wiseman, Jerry West, Leon Clapp and Welton “Fatty” Lofton serving as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 4:00PM-7:00PM Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home.
Contributions may be sent to the Church Grove United Methodist Church, 2656 Main Street, Benton, Kentucky 42025 or to Lourdes Hospice P.O. Box 7100 Paducah, Kentucky 42002.
Condolences may be sent online at www.filbeckcannking.com

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