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May Obituaries

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - Updated: 2:13 PM

LuCille Barrett Woller, 90

LuCille Barrett Woller, 90, of Colorado, died on Sunday, May 8. LuCille was born in Lyon County, on February 27, 1926, to George and Henrietta Barrett. 

She was the youngest of seven children, and was known as “Baby” for much of her early life.

She graduated from Eddyville High School in 1944 where she played snare drums in the band. She later attended Murray State College in Murray, and taught in a one-room-school. In 1946, she married Leo F. Woller of Colorado, and moved with him to many U.S. Army stations, including Japan, Oklahoma, Washington, and Germany.

She and her three children, Janet (deceased), Joelle, and Kevin also lived in Eddyville from 1957-58. 

In Oklahoma LuCille worked for Arkla Gas Company and Civil Service.

After both Leo and LuCille retired in 1977 they moved to Noel, Mo., where they enjoyed gardening and raising animals. LuCille was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anderson where she sang in the choir. She often returned to Eddyville to attend school reunions.  In 2003 LuCille moved to Good Samaritan Village in Loveland, Col., where she gardened and sang with the Good Sam Singers choir. LuCille lived at Serenity House in Englewood from 2015 until her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, her elder daughter, Janet, and her siblings, Corinne Terrell, Maxie Barrett, Arva Rhea Glass, Vida Pearcy, Luther “Buck” Barrett, and Lola Davis. 

She is survived by her daughter, Joelle Hogue (Linn, deceased); a son, Kevin Woller and (wife, Pam); grandchildren, Dara Hargrave and (husband, Bert), Barrett Hogue and (wife, Kathryn Park), Derek Woller and (wife, Elizabeth), and Kendra Bryan and (husband, Robbie); and great-grandchildren Corwin Hargrave, Lennox Hargrave, and Madeleine Hogue.

Services were at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Col., on Monday, May 16.


This is a paid obituary.


Joan C. McCarty, 74

Services for Joan C. McCarty, 74, of Lilburn, Ga., were held at Saratoga United Methodist Church, Eddyville, on Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Stephen McVay officiating. Burial  followed at Saratoga United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. McCarty died Wednesday, May 18. She graduated from Christian County High School in Hopkinsville and worked for several years as a Jury Bailiff for the Gwinnett County Superior Court in Georgia.

Her parents were Alvin Leo and Loraine West Cooke.

Survivors are: her husband, Shelby Joe McCarty of Lilburn, GA; a son, Joseph Todd McCarty of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two grandchildren; and an aunt.

Memorials may be sent to Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton, or to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. in honor of Joan McCarty.

Online condolences may be sent to www.wagesfuneralhome.com or www.morgansfuneralhome.com.

Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel and Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton were in charge of arrangements.


Shirley Mae Drennan, 80

Services for Shirley Mae Drennan, 80, of Dawson Springs were Thursday, May 12 at Walnut Grove Worship Center with the Rev. Joshua Riley officiating. Burial followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Dawson Springs.

Mrs. Drennan died Monday, May 9, at her residence. She worked for many years as a housekeeper and was a member of Walnut Grove Family Worship Center.

Her parents were Clifton Pratt Haithcoat and Stella Mae Ausenbaugh Barton.

Survivors are: five daughters, Vickey Edwards of Dawson Springs, Sharon Gibbs of Madisonville, Susan Miller of Hopkinsville, Katherine Bannister of Eddyville, and Annie Prowell of Princeton; three sons, Clifton Drennan of Princeton, Eugene Drennan of Dawson Springs, and JD Drennan of Madisonville; 34 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Drennan; a daughter, Alice Mae Drennan; two sons, Charles Drennan and Harvey Drennan, Jr.; two sisters, June Haithcoat and Mary A. Beshear; and two brothers, Clifford Haithcoat and Donnie Nave.

Online condolences may be sent to beshearfuneralhome.com.


Virginia Alice Nowlin DeBoe

Born near the Ohio River in Trimble County, KY on March 9, 1919, Virginia Alice Nowlin DeBoe died May 4, 2016 while a young at heart 97.

After rejecting his first invitation, she fell in love with Stanley Sylvan DeBoe while students at Western Kentucky Teachers College in Bowling Green, KY.

Married June 14, 1940 on the farmhouse porch, they later raised three daughters near the Cumberland River in Lyon County, Ky. Stanley’s death in 1981 brought to a close to their 41 year marriage.

Virginia highly valued faith, family and education. With humility and grace her life of faith was a role model for many. Springtime found Virginia and family tromping through the woods identifying wildflowers. Most July’s, she and her daughters picked blackberries for Stanley’s favorite cobbler.

She filled the pantry with their vegetable garden harvest and was known for her beautifully decorated cakes.

Her prankster spirit produced homemade biscuits with cotton ball centers and short sheeted beds.

As a skilled seamstress she filled the family closets with ruffled and tucked clothing.

In 1960, Virginia and Stanley moved their family from Dunn’s Court to a home in “new” Eddyville close to Lake Barkley. Their memories from living near the Cumberland River, in the shadows of the Kentucky State Penitentiary, made for good story telling.

For 62 years Virginia was a dedicated member of Eddyville First Baptist Church.

Her activities included teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, Women’s Missionary Union, visiting and caring for shut-ins, driving the church bus and feeding numerous guest preachers. In Louisville Westport Road Baptist was her church home.

Her 28 year teaching career, from one-room schools to newly constructed modern classrooms, allowed her to educate generations of young minds. She volunteered as a 4-H Leader and Council Member, was a member of the Lyon County Homemakers and the Eddyville Women’s Club. Virginia was active with the Caldwell/Lyon Widowed Persons often coordinating programs and trips.

After 62 years in Eddyville, near her 90th birthday, Virginia gifted her daughters with the decision to move closer to family in Louisville, once again, along the Ohio River. She easily made new friends, led activities and provided leadership for the Women’s Missionary Union at Brownsboro Park Retirement Community.

Virginia is survived by three daughters: Joyce “AJ” DeBoe of Louisville, Ky., Helen DeBoe Rogers (Bill) of Independence Mo., Nancy DeBoe Beck (David) of Louisville Ky.; and a sister Catherine Nowlin Yager, of Bowling Green, Ky.; and five grandchildren: Belinda Rogers Willmoth (Jeremy), Chad Stanley Rogers (Kelli), Mathew David Beck, Allison Beck Dudgeon (Matthew) and Natalie DeBoe Beck. Her nine great grandchildren are Harrison, Spencer, Sawyer, Asher and Emerson Willmoth and Victoria, Preston, Stella and soon to be born Marshall David Rogers.

She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley DeBoe; her parents, Enoch Russell Nowlin and Ella Trout McIntire Nowlin and her brother Dewitt Clinton Nowlin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Lyon County School Foundation (scholarships for Lyon County High School graduates), 217 Jenkins Road, Eddyville, KY 42038 or Eddyville First Baptist, P. O. Box 599, Eddyville, KY 42038.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2 to 4 p.m., at Lakeland Funeral Home, Eddyville, Ky.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Tim Perdue officiating. Burial will follow in Rolling Hills Cemetery, Eddyville.

Online condolences may be sent from the website: lakelandchapel.com


This is a paid obituary.


Richard Allen Parker, 82

Services for Richard Allen Parker, 82, of Eddyville, were Tuesday, May 10, at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. Roy Markus officiating.

Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Parker died Thursday, May 5, at his home in Eddyville.

He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran.

His parents were Roy Everett and Minnie Moore Parker.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Vines and a grandson, Stevie Parker. Survivors are: his wife, Lena Virginia Farless Parker, three sons Steven Parker of House Springs, Mo., Richard Parker Jr. of Waterloo, Ill., and Timothy Parker of Paducah; four daughters, Patty Williams of Nashville, Tenn., Sandy Hanson of South County, Mo., Mandy Hewitt of Eddyville, and Nikki Dawson of Cadiz; a brother, Roy Parker of Evansville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Robert Lee Wynn, 85

Services for Robert Lee Wynn, 85, of Lyon County in the Lamasco Community, were Monday, May 9, at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Dean Ray officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Church Cemetery in Lyon County.

Mr. Wynn died Friday, May 7, at his home following a short illness. He was a retired farmer and member of Lamasco Baptist Church.

His parents were Hershel and Naomi Earlene Kilgore Wynn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Larneena Oliver Wynn; an infant son, Joel Wynn; and a granddaughter, Audra Gray.

Survivors are: two daughters, Patricia Gray of Princeton and Lori McDowell of Lyon County; two sons, Terry Wynn of Lyon County and Rob Wynn of Navarre, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Shirley Mae

Driskill, 73

Services for Shirley Mae Driskill, 73, of Burna, were Monday, May 9, at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with the Rev. Paul Chittenden officiating. Burial followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Lyon County.

Ms. Driskill died Thursday, May 5, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Princeton.

Her parents were Doyle H. Doom and Mary E. McKinney Doom.

Survivors are: a son, Robin Doom of Burna; a daughter, Amanda Gale Driskill; a brother, Robert Howard Doom of Atlanta, Ga.; and two grandsons.

Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com

Stanley W. Peal, 88

Graveside services for Stanley W. Peal, 88, of Paducah, were held Friday, May 6, at Paradise Cemetery, in Land Between the Lakes.

Mr. Peal died Wednesday, May 4, at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

He was a native of Between-the-Rives in Lyon County.

He was an Air Force veteran and retired from Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

His parents were L.B. “Birt” Peal and Ida Watkins Peal.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Dolores Douglas Peal Dooley; and a sister, Celesta Peal Wilson.

Survivors are: two daughters, Arlene Bickett and Marilyn Clyde, both of Alton, Ill.; a son, Larry Peal of Alton, Ill.; a brother, Lindel Peal of Calvert City; and a sister, Mary Peal Forsythe of Lake City; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to: Paradise Cemetery, c/o Steve Sanders, 308 Delaware Road, Gilbertsville, KY 42044.

Collier Funeral Home in Benton was in charge of arrangements.


Timothy Kyle Hamby, 53

Services for Timothy Kyle Hamby, 53, of Marion, will be Wednesday, May 4, (today) at 11 a.m. at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem with the Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating. Burial will follow in Dycusburg Cemetery.

Mr. Hamby died Sunday, May 1, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services in Salem. He was a truck driver.

His mother was Verna Asbridge Hamby.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Wight.

Survivors are: a daughter, Cassie Hamby of Princeton; two sons, Casey Hamby of Murray and Cory Hamby of West Paducah; a brother, Mark E. Hamby of Eddyville; his father, Edward “Buck” Hamby of Marion; and two grandchildren.

Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com

Julian Victor

Beatty, 93

Mr. Julian Victor Beatty, age 93, of Eddyville, Ky., passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah, Ky. He was born September 6, 1922 in Eddyville, Ky. to parents Ralph Burnham Beatty and Louie Maud Thomas at the family homestead that his grandmother fondly referred to as “Elmwood Heights”. The house was located on a hilltop overlooking bottom land at the corner of old US Route 62 and Route 93. The house no longer stands and the bottom land is under Lake Barkley. Julian was a direct descendant of Matthew Lyon and Chittenden Lyon—for whom Lyon County is named.

Attending school in Eddyville he played basketball where the team travelled to compete in places like Madisonville, Cobb, Cuba, and Bumpus Mills. Julian graduated from high school in 1940 and on August 18th of the year he graduated he married Eva Georgette Jennings who had been a cheerleader for the basketball team. They were married for over 72 years when Georgette passed away in 2011.

Prior to their marriage Julian worked with his father for the Kentucky Health Department earning $2 a day installing screens for house windows, plastering cisterns, and building outhouses. After marrying, Julian enrolled in Coyne Electrical School in Chicago for the 1940 fall semester. Julian finished his electrical schooling and then worked for General Electric. They lived in Chicago when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941 and continued living there until they started sending men to war. At that point they returned to Eddyville and Julian worked as an electrician alongside his father building barracks at Camp Breckinridge. They traveled to work daily from Eddyville to Morganfield.

After building barracks they moved to Evansville where Julian and his father worked at the Evansville Shipyard building LST’s (Landing Ship Tanks). Julian left Evansville on April 4, 1943 as he was inducted into the army. He served in the Army Air Corps 64th Troop Carrier Group 17th Squadron from April 4, 1943 to October 7, 1945 serving in Sicily, North Africa, Southern France, and back to Italy. He served as telephone lineman and electrician for the troop squadron. The C47’s transported troops, both well and wounded, and dropped paratroopers and carried supplies.

After the war Julian rejoined Georgette at Elmwood Heights doing electrical work in the area and in 1948 Julian and Georgette along with their daughter Karen—born in 1946—made a trip out west to visit his parents and followed the migratory Route 66 on the way out. They traveled this famous highway in a 1946 Ford which was the third car sold in Eddyville after the war. In 1949 their second daughter, Sylvia, was born.

Upon return from California Julian went to work for the Illinois Central Railroad in 1948 and then for BF Goodrich in Calvert City in 1955 where he remained until his retirement in 1982. At Goodrich he started as a pipe fitter and retired as a Supervisor of 94 employees. In 1955 Julian purchased property above Dunn’s Court in Eddyville and in 1958 built the home where he resided until his death.

After his retirement Julian became active in the Lyon County Historical Society and in 1982 the Society approached the Commonwealth through the Kentucky State Penitentiary to save the Cobb-Hussey house which Frankfort had earmarked for destruction. Prison laborers were donated and Julian oversaw their work. The Commonwealth gave the Society one year to make a museum of the building. Rose Hill opened as a museum in 1985.

After Georgette’s death in 2011 Julian continued to reside in his home. He is survived by a daughter, Sylvia Beatty Rozzelle, his faithful companion Goldie, adopted family member, Brenda McCormick, care givers Brandi McCormick, Karen Barnett, and Gail Kim, and wonderful friends and neighbors in Maple Hill Subdivision.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Georgette Jennings Beatty; daughter Karen Beatty; parents, Ralph and Maud Beatty, son-in-law Samuel Murray Rozzelle, and sister Millicent Phelan.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 1, from 12 Noon until 3 p.m. at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville, KY.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Jack Larwa officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Old Eddyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Lyon County Historical Society, PO Box 811, Eddyville, KY 42038; American Legion Post 68, PO Box 201, Kuttawa, KY 42055; and Eddyville United Methodist Church, 214 Jenkins Road, Eddyville, KY 42038.

Online condolences may be sent from our website: lakelandchapel.com

This is a paid obituary.


Roger Dale Anderson, 62

Services for Roger Dale Anderson, 62, of Princeton were Sunday, May 1, at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Dean Ray and Leslie Joyce officiating. Burial followed in Lamasco Church Cemetery in Lyon County.

Mr. Anderson died Thursday, April 28 at Baptist Health Paducah. He was the owner and operator of Anderson Truck and Diesel Service, member of Eddy Creek Baptist Church and and a member of the National Rifle Association.

His parents were Edgar Lee and Mary Ann Rogers Anderson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Anderson.

Survivors are: his wife, Annette Gilkey Anderson of Princeton; a son, Jeremy Anderson of Caldwell County; three sisters, Linda Jean Cook of Cadiz, Connie Anderson and Bonnie Wade, both of Trigg County; two brothers, James “Tad” Anderson of Cadiz, and Dilman Anderson of Trigg County; and several nieces and nephews.


Mildred E. Richardson, 91

Services for Mildred E. Richardson, 91, of Kuttawa (formerly of Princeton) will be held on Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Steve McVay officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Richardson died Thursday, April 28, at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. She was a homemaker and member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Princeton.

Her parents were Theodore and Barbara Garrett Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Richardson, Sr.; two daughters, Faye Calhoun and Mary Jane Richardson; a sister, Wanda Dobbins; a granddaughter; a grandson, and a great-granddaughter.

Survivors are: a son, Buddy Richardson of Princeton; a step daughter, Carolyn Tracey of Paducah; a sister, Frieda Whitmore of Oregon; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren.



Henderson, 86

Frances Henderson, 86, of Eddyville, died Thursday, April 28, at her home. She was a retired assembly line worker for Texas Instruments and worked for Dress Barn in Eddyville for many years, and attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Her parents were Howard Cartwright and Pansy Hall Cartwright.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard B. (Jack) Henderson; a sister, Joyce Rice; and a brother, Charles Cartwright.

Survivors are: a sister, Linda Jackson of Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation, private graveside services will be held.

Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge of arrangements.


Sam Carter, 91

Sam Carter, of Evansville, Indiana, formerly of Kuttawa, Kentucky, age 91, passed away on April 26, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Sam was born August 9, 1924 in Robinson, Illinois, to the late Samuel J. and Addie Logsdon Carter.

Sam was a United States Air Force veteran, serving three years in the South Pacific during World War II. Following his honorable discharge, Sam graduated from Murray State University with a bachelor’s degree in math and physics. On July 2, 1949, he married his college sweetheart Margaret Redden. He continued his education by earning a master’s degree in physics from Washington University. Sam taught science at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. Sam took pride in his long and successful business career. He began his employment in the aerospace industry at Universal Match in the Research and Engineering department. Later, Sam founded and presided over Central Technology Inc., which assisted in developing the crew escape system for the Gemini Spacecraft. In 1975, he changed direction and began a fundraising company, CMI, in St. Louis, Missouri. He continued in this field after moving to Kuttawa in 1995 and until his retirement at the age of 89. Sam, an avid boater, enjoyed living on Lake Barkley before moving to Evansville in 2015. Sam was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Sam is survived by: his wife of 66 years: Margaret Redden Carter, Evansville, Indiana, his son: Mike Carter, (Rebecca Browning), Evansville, Indiana; granddaughters: Emily Carter Pate, (Stuart), Brentwood, Tenn.; Sarah Carter, Lexington, Ky.; great grandchildren: Allison and Charles Pate; sisters: Martha Oakley, Pauline Sullivan, Omega Curtin and Nellie Carpenter; many nieces and nephews, including Doug Carter who became a great friend during Sam’s later years.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Allison “Ali” Carter; sisters: Lettie Schoumaker and Jean Lee; brothers: Jerry Carter and David Carter.

There will be a private graveside service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana.

A Celebration of Life for Sam will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Sam’s church, Chestnut Oak United Methodist in Kuttawa, Kentucky.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chestnut Oak United Methodist Church, 87 State Route 1271, Kuttawa, Kentucky, 42055 or the Ali Carter Scholarship Fund at Reitz Memorial High School, 1500 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714.

Funeral arrangements are by Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711.

Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com

This is a paid obituary.


Alice Anne Powell Jones, 55

Alice Anne Powell Jones, 55, of Grand Rivers, died Monday, April 25, at Christian Care Center of Kuttawa.

Her parents were Wayne Louis and Everil Gladys Hilgerman Powell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Paul Jones.

Survivors are: two sons, Cody Jones of Grand Rivers and John Jones of San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Amanda Rico of San Diego, Calif., and LeAnne Talada of El Campo, Calif.; two sisters, Everil Clinkenbeard of Terre Haute, Ind., and Merrile Madrid of Lancaster, Calif.; four brothers, Thomas Dean Powell of El Paso, Texas, Paul Mastin Powell of Van Nuys, Calif., Danny Grisby Powell of Plainfield, Ind., and Louis Powell of Kuttawa.

There will be a private memorial service scheduled at a later time.

Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of arrangements.


Betty Ruth (Travis) Williams, 80

Betty Ruth (Travis) Williams, 80, passed away on April 25, 2016 at her home following an extended illness.

Born October 25, 1935 in Cynthiana, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Hamil and Margaret Travis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack S. Williams. Survivors include her brother, Art (Ann)Travis of Benton, Ky., and three daughters, Mary M. Williams of Princeton, Ky., Elizabeth W. Wheeler (Steven) of DuQuoin, Ill., and Jennifer W. Southworth (Ken) of South Solon, Ohio. Survivors also include two grandchildren, Shelby K. Wheeler and Clinton W. Southworth.

Betty graduated from Caldwell County High School in 1953 and then attended nursing training at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Ky., where she received her degree as a Registered Nurse in 1956. She and Jack were married in August 1957 and lived in Hopkinsville, Ky., and then moved to Madison, Miss. They returned to Kentucky in 1967 and moved in 1972 into the house that Jack built. She worked as a nurse at Caldwell County Hospital, Trover Clinic and retired from Regional Medical Center/Baptist Healthcare in Madisonville, Ky. When not caring for others, Betty loved working in her flowers, especially her orchids, fishing with her family and sewing. She attended Ogden Memorial Methodist Church and was a member of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter.

Visitation was held at Morgan’s Funeral Home on Thursday, April 28, from 5 - 8 p.m. and on Friday, April 29, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Ogden United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at Ogden Memorial Methodist Church on Friday April 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Vicki Walker officiating assisted by the Rev. Dr. James Adams. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 112 W Main St., Princeton KY 42445 or to Ogden Memorial Methodist Church, 305 W Main St., Princeton KY 42445.

This is a paid obituary.


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