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Frank Gilbert (Cutter) Tomsic, Sr.

franktomsic-smMr. Frank Gilbert (Cutter) Tomsic, Sr., age 93 of Calvert City, KY, passed away at 12:36 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at his home. Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and the humble servant of The Lord Jesus Christ, Frank was born Monday, September 5, 1921 in Strabane, PA, he was the son of the late Michael Tomsic and the late Gertrude (Hyber) Tomsic.
Frank honorably served his country in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After 31 months of duty he was employed by the B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company in Louisville. While living in Louisville, he met his future beloved wife Flo Gaus. They were married on July 31, 1942. He was then given the opportunity to start the Calvert City plant. He retired from B.F. Goodrich after 37 years of service. Frank was a 60 year member of the American Legion Post 236, where he served as Commander for many years. His service also included being a life time and founding member of VFW post 5739.
Frank was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, he was the last of the founding members. The first organizing meeting took place in his home, on December 15, 1952. All the founding members did hands on work to construct the church. He was the past chairman of the Parish Council, he was usher and greeter over the past 56 years. Frank and Flo were chosen as the outstanding senior award (Sophia Award) in 2005. Frank organized and coached the St. Pius X Elementary School basketball program until the school closed in 1968. He organized the first little league program in 1955 and coached for over 10 years.
Frank was also the past park commissioner, member of the Recreational Association, past member of the Lions Club, United Fund Board, Cub Scout Master pack 65 and was on the board of directors with Republic Bank. Frank was also a huge sports fan, bridge player and gardener. Frank and Flo were humbled and honored to be chosen as Grand Marshalls for the 2002 Fourth of July Ameribration Parade in Calvert City.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 72 years, Florence M. (Gaus) "Flo" Tomsic of Calvert City, KY, sons, Frank G. Tomsic, Jr. of Calvert City, KY and James Robert Tomsic of Michigan, sister, Agnes Bostjancice of Strabane, PA; 4 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Michael Tomsic, Joseph Tomsic and John Tomsic, three sisters, Josephine Verholtz, Mary Pleskovich and Dorothy Lesko.
A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, April 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Calvert City, KY. Father David Kennedy, Father Anthoni Ottagan and Rev. Adelle Ambler officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM on Monday, April 6, 2015, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Calvert City, KY.
Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church, 723 E 5th Ave, Calvert City, KY 42029 or to First Presbyterian Church, 618 Evergreen St, Calvert City, KY 42029.

Velvin Smith

velvinsmith-smVelvin Smith, age 88 of Calvert City, Kentucky, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at his home with his family by his side. He was one of two sons born to Maggie Bell and Reginald Dow Smith and was married to Dorma Jean O'Daniel on April 8, 1948.
Velvin founded Lake Printers Inc. in 1974 and was also employed and retired from GAF Corporation. He moved to Florida and worked for Walt Disney Corp for 13 years before returning to Kentucky. Mr. Smith was a Master Mason, a 32 degree Scottish Rite and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Calvert City First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean and his daughter Karen Elizabeth.
He is survived by his sons John Dana Smith, R. Daryl Smith, David L. Smith and daughter Anita Smith Williamson. He has 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Velvin will be held Saturday, April 4 beginning at 10 AM at Collier Funeral Home in Benton, Kentucky. Services will begin at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Provine Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Provine Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, P.O. Box 492 Benton, KY 42025 or to the Humane Society of Marshall County, 6301 U.S. Hwy 68, Benton, KY 42025.
The family would like to extend a heart-felt thanks to all who provided end of life care to their father, especially Dr. Terri Telle, Lourdes Hospice, Marshall County Home Health and Calvert City Convalescent Center.
Mr. Smith fought a good fight, he finished his course, and he kept the faith (II Tim 4:7.)

Jaunita Phelps

jaunitaphelpsJaunita Phelps, 90, of Calvert City, Kentucky passed away at 11:40AM Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Juanita retired from the housekeeping department at the Calvert City Convalescent Center. She was a charter member of the First Presbyterian Church in Calvert City, and a Lady of Calvert City.
She is survived by her daughter, Valerie Morris and her husband Ronnie of Murray, KY; one son, George Phelps and his wife Kristi of Nashville, TN; seven grandchildren, Jason Mayo, Gretchen Mayo Sams, Nick Jones, Josh Morris, Stephanie Phelps, Grant Phelps and Preston Phelps; and eight great grandchildren, Maci Morris, Riley Morris, Emma Jones, Gabby Jones, Elia Mayo, Cash Mayo, Jacob Sams and Marcus Sams.
Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Phelps; a daughter, Susie Brinkley; one son, Roy Phelps; a grandson, Jason Morris; and one brother, Merle Jones. Her parents were Oscar Jones and Erma Majors Jones.
Funeral serviceswill be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Filbeck-Cann & King Chapel. Rev. Eddie Majors and Rev. Kerry Lambert will officiate and burial will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00PM until 8:00PM on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Eva Lou Thorn

obitflowersMrs. Eva Lou (Henderson) Thorn, age 78 of Calvert City, KY passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at 12:10 p.m. at the Calvert City Convalescent Center in Calvert City, KY. Born Tuesday, May 19, 1936 in Marshall Co., KY, she was the daughter of the late Gobel Henderson and the late Lillie (Harris) Henderson Nelson. She was the wife of the late Loman Robert Thorn to whom she married October 5, 1954.
Surviving are her daughters, Laurie Travis, husband Mitch of Mayfield, KY and Connie Choat, husband Thomas of Iuka, KY, sisters, Glenda Stevens of Benton, KY and Wilma Walker of Hardin, KY. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Crystal Riley, husband Jason, Brandon Choat, wife Leigh Ann, Emily Morgan, husband Danny and Heather Choat, three great-grandchildren, Jayce Riley, Cejay Riley and Emilee Morgan. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Joe Wayne Henderson, LeRoy Henderson and Harold Eugene Henderson and one sister, Martha Nell Smith.
Funeral service will be held, 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY. Family will receive friends Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Collier Funeral Home Chapel between the hours of 5 to 8 P.M. Interment will follow the service in the Bethel Cemetery

Raymond Edwin Lents

flagrosesRaymond Edwin Lents, 87 of Gilbertsville, KY, formerly of Aurora, IL died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at his home. He was retired from the Teamsters Local 710 working for Denver-Chicago, Time-DC, and Consolidated Freighways truck lines. After retiring, he worked for several years at Shawnee Bay Resort. He honorably served his country in the Army Merchant Marines.
He is survived by his wife whom he married on July 6, 1946 in Aurora, Illinois, Lillian Pat (Grabow) Lents of Gilbertsville, KY; children, Allen J. Lents and Ruby Wilson of Aurora, IL, Brian L. Lents of Gilbertsville, KY, Dan C. Lents of Gilbertsville, KY, Kathleen A. Miller, husband Steve of North Aurora, IL; grandchildren, Jay A. Lents of Montgomery, IL, Sara A. Gonzalez, husband Marcus of San Antonio, TX; great grandchildren, Bryce, Jaxson, Ashley, Ethan, Mateo, and Jay; sister, Louise Quigley of Aurora, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Javie W. Lents and Goldie M. (Clements) Lents Schingoethe; grandson, Christopher R. Lents, and sisters, Doris J. Lents and Dorothy M. Lents.
Graveside Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Aurora, IL.
Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th St., Benton, KY will be handling arrangements.

Kenneth D. Collins

kencollinsMr. Kenneth D. Collins, age 58 of Benton, KY died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY. Born Sunday, September 2, 1956 in Murray, KY, he loved hunting and being outdoors. His favorite activity was spending time on and Kentucky Lake on his boat, "Tipsea" with his family and friends from Hesterville. He was retired from General Tire, Kentucky Dam Village State Park and was the Western Regional Wastewater Manager for the Kentucky Park System. He held a Class III wastewater certificate. He was a member of the Marshall County Elks and the Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operator's Association.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife of 32 years Vivian (Hamilton) Collins; daughter Kacy York and her husband Chevy of Benton; sister Debbie Gardner and her husband Greg of Benton; sister-in-law Carla Riley and her husband Ray of Gilbertsville; father and mother-in-law Carl and Clara Hamilton of Benton; nieces Ali Gardner and Tayler Riley; nephews Chad Gardner and William and Addison Riley, and several Aunts and Uncles.
Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Eugene Collins and grandparents, Edgar and Ruby Collins and Les and Mary Dick.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday March 28, 2015 at the Chapel of Collier Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Springs Cemetery, Benton, KY. Visitation will be held between the hours of 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday March, 28, 2015 at Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY. Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY are in charge of all arrangements.
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