October 15, 2003
Claude "Sonny" Coy Jr., 61, of Madisonville, died Monday, October 13,
at the University of Louisville Medical Center in Louisville.
Mr. Coy was born
May 10, 1942 in Central Grove, Ky.
He was a U.S. navy
veteran and had worked at Hamilton #1 coal mines.
He was preceded
in death by his father Claude Coy Sr.; and one brother Buddy Coy.
his mother Auretta Hurt Catron of Madisonville; one daughter, Debbie Hammock
of Madisonville; two sons, Jimmy Coy of Sturgis and Timmy Coy of Salem; two
sisters, Patty Sissom ad Pam Brown, both of Madisonville; one brother, Wayne
Coy of Madisonville; and five grandchildren.
were held Tuesday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Rev. Ryland Brown officiating.
Burial with military graveside rites were in the Grapevine Cemetery.
the family may be made on-line at www.barnettstrother.com.
Robert G. Day,
83, of West Paducah, Ky., formerly of Sturgis, died at his home Sunday, October
Mr. Day was a decorated
veteran of World War II, receiving the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, five
Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
He retired as Chief
Engineer from The Cargill Towing Company after more than 30 years with the river
He was preceded
in death by his parents Ernest and Naomi Day; one brother, R.K. Day; and one
sister, Ernestine Phillips.
his wife of 56 years, Sue; two daughters, Reynae Smith of Paducah and LycreCia
(Kiki) Mason of Mancos, Colo.; two granddaughters, Teri Jo Passassante of Northridge,
Calif., and Nicole Ashley of West Paducah; one grandson, Cody Mason of Mancos,
Colo.; one great-grandson Dalton Ashley of West Paducah; two sisters, Margaret
Owen of Sturgis and Maudi Jean Springer of Evansville, Ind.
will be held at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Whitsell Funeral Home Sturgis with
Rev., Robert Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Caseyville Cemetery
Friends may call
from 11 a.m. till service time today at the funeral home.
The family will
receive friends at their home in West Paducah Thursday.
sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Caseyville Cemetery fund,
in care of Roy Lawyer, 327 Caseyville Cemetery Road, Sturgis, Ky. 42459; or
to your favorite charity.
Jordan, 75, of Morganfield, died at 2 p.m., Sunday, October 12, 2003 at
Morganfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Jordan was
a member of New Life Worship Center in Morganfield.
She was preceded
in death by her husband Kenneth R. Jordan in 1984; a son Kenneth H. Jordan in
2001; a son Darrell Jordan in 1969; her mother Maggie Ward in 1967; a sister
Mary Matthews in 1998; and a sister Geneva Ward in 1954.
three daughters, Tammy Preston and Libby Fowler, both of Morganfield and Kathy
Sanderson of Mayfield; two sons, Jim "J.J." Jordan of Henderson and Randall
"Axle" Jordan of Morganfield; one sister Marge Dickens of Evansville; three
brothers, Eugene "Boss" Ward of Sturgis and George and Milton Ward, both of
Evansville; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with
Rev. Randy Wisdom officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery in
Friends may call
from noon until 8 p.m. today, Wednesday and from 8 a.m. till service time Thursday
at the funeral home.
Betty A. Cooper,
73, of Sturgis, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2003 at Deaconess Hospital
in Evansville, Ind.
Mrs. Cooper was
a choir member for many years at the Methodist Church.
her husband Bill; one daughter Margaret Cooper of Sturgis; one brother
Heady of Morganfield; and several nieces and nephews.
were held Monday, Oct. 13 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Ken
Berggren and Rev. Marvin Lagle officiating. Burial was in the Pythian Ridge
Cemetery in Sturgis.
sympathy may be made to the United Methodist Church or to the Humane Society.
Luckett, 68, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) died Thursday, October 9, 2003 at his home
in Montgomery, Ala.
Mr. Luckett was
born Feb. 4, 1935 in Paducah, to the late B. Spalding and Mary G. Luckett. He
lived in Morganfield for a short period until his family moved to Louisville.
He graduated from
Holy Name School in 1949 and St. Xavier High School in 1943. He graduated from
the University of Louisville in 1957 with a bachelor of science degree.
He then enlisted
in the Air Force, initially serving in a radar facility. He attended Officer
Candidate School, becoming an Air Police Officer upon graduation.
He served as a
missile silo commander and had the opportunity to fire a ballistic missile off
the coast of California as part of his training. He spent several years in the
missile field, eventually his assignments included briefing Pentagon staff generals
who visited Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb.
He was later assigned
to fly the Air force Looking Glass program, the air Force command system which
flew 24 hours a day for years. He served two tours overseas, serving first in
Turkey and later as a base commander in Amsterdam. He was then assigned as an
instructor at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.
After 30 years of service, he retired while living in Montgomery and elected
to make that his home.
He was preceded
in death by his parents and an older brother Robert S. Luckett.
one daughter Denise Fraser of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; one son and daughter-in-law,
Robert S. Luckett Jr., and Meghan of Isle La Motte, Vt.; two grandchildren Christie
and Brantley; one brother and sister-in-law William T. "Bill" and Cindy Luckett
of Bardstown; two nieces; one nephew; and several cousins.
Per his request
he was cremated.
will be held Friday, Oct. 17. at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church in Morganfield with
a military burial in the church cemetery.
be before the funeral Mass.
may be made to either St. Ann Church, St.. Xavier High School or the American
Ruth Yates Clark,
79, of Waverly, died at 5:20 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2003 at Morganfield
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Clark was
preceded in death by her parents Betty and Charlie Yates; two sisters, Dorothy
Summers and Betty Sue Yates; and six brothers, Verlin, Richard, Charles Robert,
Billie, Louis and James Yates.
three sisters, Frances Polley and Margaret Johnson, both of Waverly and Mary
Price of Dekoven; and nieces and nephews.
will be held today, Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Whitsell Funeral Home
in Morganfield with Rev. Randy Farthing officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's
Cemetery in Waverly.
Friends may call
until service time at the funeral home.
Lamb, 80, of Sturgis, died at 7:20 p.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at Methodist
Hospital Union County.
Mr. Lamb was a
World War II veteran, a teacher, coach, counselor and sports journalist for
He was a member
of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a Sunday School teacher.
his wife Betty D. Lamb; one daughter, Anne L. Gaweda of Louisville; three sons,
Donald W. Lamb, of Sturgis, Paul Frederic Lamb of Springfield, Tenn., and Mark
G. Lamb of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Grace Price of Earlington; and four
were held Friday, Oct. 10, 2003 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sturgis
with Rev. Rebecca Salisbury officiating. Burial was in the Pride Bordley Cemetery.
may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.