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Deceased Date: 2018-07-18

James A. “Jim” Hale

James A. “Jim” Hale, 70, Hillaire Drive, died at 6:37 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at his home following a long illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Shaver officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A native of Madison, Tenn., he was born Feb. 14, 1948 the son of the late Raymond E. Hale, Sr. and Lettie Morton Hale. He was the owner of Randolph and Hale for more than 50 years. He was a member of Greater Cumberland Baptist Church. He was a member and one of the founders of REBOS, and also a member of Mt. Pleasant Investment Group. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Katie Pierce in 2003. Survivors include his wife, Mary Helen Hale, Hopkinsville; his sons, Jason R. Hale, Hopkinsville, and John Pierce, Pembroke; his daughters, Suzanne Hale Roberts, Richmond Hill, Ga., and Petrina Hale Wheatcraft, Clarksville; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to The Dream Factory, 410 West Chestnut, Suite 530, Louisville, KY 40202. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-07-19

Gloria J. Salmon

Gloria Salmon, 71, of Donna Drive, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Bowling Green Medical Center of natural causes. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tabernacle Methodist Church in Todd County with Melvin Byler and Calvin Chittenden officiating. Burial will follow at Tabernacle Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home. A native of Logan County, she was born June 3, 1947, the daughter of the late William Walter and Mary Nadine Willis Chapman. She worked in fitting at the International Shoe factory. She was a member of Tabernacle Methodist Church where she was a member of the curch board, and she was a member of the Christian County Band Boosters. Survivors include her husband, Dallas Salmon, Hopkinsville; her son, Brandon (Bethney) Salmon, Bowling Green; her sisters, Darlene (James) Yates, Russellville and Teresa (Chuck) Onstad, Hopkinsville; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Methodist Church or the EC Green Cancer Center. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-07-17

Cletus R. Knight

Cletus R. Knight, 92, of Greenwood Dr., died 9:07 a.m., Tuesday July 17, 2018, at Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN of natural causes. Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Paige Williams. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A native of Christian County, he was born Jan. 12, 1926, the son of the late Stevan Douglas Knight and Eula Clay Sisk Knight. He was a carpenter and had retired from the maintenance department at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Brake Knight, Hopkinsville; his stepson, Mac Brake, Hopkinsville; his daughters, Cathy (Marvin) Denison, Hopkinsville, and Brenda (Keith) Robertson, Manchester, Tenn.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be given to Hillcrest Baptist Church and/or the Christian County Animal Shelter, 2936 Russellville Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-07-09

Nina R. Guinn

Nina R. Guinn, 50, Flat Lick Ln, died at 4:06 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018 at her home of natural causes. Graveside Service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Powell Cemetery, Lafayette, KY. A native of Houston, Texas , she was born May 19, 1968, the daughter of the late William Clara Beals and the late Beulah Dale Jones. She was a farmer, waitress at Brick Oven Grill and Deli, and also worked at Christian County Livestock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Guinn. Survivors include her step-daughter, Michelle (Paul) Morgan, Belleville, Ill.; a grandson, Hunter Morgan, Belleville, Ill.; and a sister, Virginia Thomas, Cadiz, KY. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Christian County Humane Society. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-07-02

Charles N. “Chuck” Lee Jr.

Charles N. “Chuck” Lee Jr., 65, Bradley Court, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018 at his home of natural causes. The body is being cremated. Memorial service will be at a later date. A native of Flint, Mich., he was born Aug. 22, 1952, the son of Bettie Binkley Lee, Joelton, Tenn., and the late Charles Nelson Lee. He worked in quality control at Dana and Metulsa and was also a mechanic for Pepsi Cola. He attended St. John United Methodist Church and was a member of the Eagles Club. He was an Army veteran. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Vivian Lee, Hopkinsville; his son, Jeremy W. Lee, Nashville; his daughter, Steffanie A. (Doug) Wagner, Park City, Utah; and his step-mother, Teresa Lee, Cottontown, Tenn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Pennyroyal Hospice. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-06-28

Kenneth Ray Smiley

Kenneth Ray Smiley, 78, of Mt. Carmel-Hawkins Road, Cerulean, died at 3:32 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018, at his home of natural causes. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church with Junior Heltsley officiating, assisted by Bill Crick. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service time today at the church. Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A native of Christian County, he was born Nov. 10, 1939, the son of the late Raymond Henry and Lear Mae Hale Smiley. He was a farmer and member and deacon at Mt. Carmel United  Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Smiley, Cerulean; his sons, Steve Smiley, Cerulean, and Dale Bevins, Mayfield; his daughters, DeAnna (Marty) Gipson and Margie Johnson, both of Cerulean, Patty (Bubba) Ellis, Hopkinsville, and Sheila Wills, Oak Grove; his brothers, Glenn (Vicki) Smiley and Wayne (Ann) Smiley, both of Princeton; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Methodist Church. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-06-24

Melba Y. VonLanken

Melba Y. VonLanken, 89, Hopkinsville, died Sunday, June 24, 2018, at her home of natural causes. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at St. John’s Methodist Church. Immediate burial will be at Zion United Church of Christ in Atwood, Ill. Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A native of Charleston, Ill., she was born Feb. 7, 1929 the daughter of the late William K. and Zelma Marble Baker. She had been a middle school teacher in the Christian County School Systems and was a private tutor. She was a member of St. John’s Methodist Church, the Dyslexia Association and was a volunteer at the Parkinson’s support group and English as a second language. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George D. Von Lanken; and her sons, Kent K. Von Lanken and Kevin D. Von Lanken. Survivors include her son, Chris Von Lanken, Hopkinsville; her daughter, Carol Von Lanken, Lexington; her brother, Carroll Von Lanken, Joliet, Ill.; and her sisters, Zelma JoAnn Baker-Humes, Columbia, Mo., and Joyce Darlene Palm, Green Valley, Ariz. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-06-22

Douglas Harned

Douglas Harned, 86, of South Legion Circle, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, at his home following a long illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Crick officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A native of Hopkinsville, he was born Dec. 23, 1931, the son of the late Gilbert and Louise Boyd Harned. He was a retired maintenance worker at Western State Hospital and was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a charter member of Highland Volunteer Fire Department, where he was a deputy chief. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Harned and his daughter, Judy Beach. Survivors include his daughter, Carla Hilling, Hopkinsville; his brother, Donald Harned, Hopkinsville; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-06-18

Randall Glen Cooley Jr.

Randall Glen Cooley Jr., 59, of South Iris Drive, died at 11:51 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville of natural causes. Graveside services will be at noon Monday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West with Danny McCord officiating. A native of Columbus, Ga., he was born March 13, 1959, the son of the late Randall Glen and Wanda Lamb Cooley. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and VFW Post 1913. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Gracie Cooley, Hopkinsville; his sons, Joshua Cooley and Shawn Cooley, both of Madisonville, and Ismael (Melissa) Diaz, Utah; his daughters, Eunice A. Diaz, San Antonio, Texas, and Lizmara (Randy) Clark, Colorado Springs, Colo.; his brothers, Carl Dickerson, Hopkinsville, Darrell Dickerson, Harrodsburg, Ky., and Charles Dickerson, Paris, Ky.; his sisters, Amanda Davis, Toledo, Ohio, Anna George, Devonna Hertson and Debbie Scott, all of Hopkinsville; and one grandchild. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-06-05

Carolyn N. Haggard Badran

Carolyn N. Haggard Badran, 78, Paducah, died at 4:04 p.m. Tuesday June 5, 2018, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah from a fall. Private family graveside service will be Wednesday at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Gage, Ballard County. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home. A native of Ballard County, she was born April 22, 1940, the daughter of the late George Woodrow and Nellie Irene Johnson Piper. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elias Badran; her son, Joe Craig Haggard; and a brother Joe Ben Piper. Survivors include her son, Kenneth Ray (LeiAndra) Haggard, Hopkinsville; her grandchildren, Charles “Robbie” (Jessica) Haggard, and Jolie Raye (Zach) Lamb, Hopkinsville; and her great-grandchildren, Kensley Marie and Amelia Louis Lamb, Hopkinsville. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-06-05

Diane Garcia

Diane Garcia, 47, of Hurst Drive, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, at her home of natural causes. Services will be at noon Monday at Lamb Funeral Home with Dr. Kevin Lee officiating. Burial will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West. Visitation will be from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A native of Tracey, Calif., she was born Aug. 2, 1970, the daughter of Kathleen Stirn, Galt, Calif., and the late Bruce Charles Church. She was self-employed as a mobile notary. She was a member of New Work Fellowship and the Bunco Club. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Garcia, Hopkinsville; her sons, Joseph Charles Garcia, Townsend, Ga.; her daughters, Jerika K. Thomas, Dayna E. Hill and Amber L. Gomez, all of Hopkinsville, and Tiffany B. Letcher, Cunningham; her sister, Brenna Knight, Hopkinsville; and seven grandchildren. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-06-05

Jeanne Trewyn

Jeanne Trewyn, 92, Bowling Green, formerly of Hopkinsville, died at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Greenwood Nursing Home in Bowling Green of natural causes. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. David Tucker officiating. Burial will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service time Friday at the funeral home. A native of Hopkinsville, she was born April 23, 1926, the daughter of Clarence and Mary Knoth Word. She was a clerical worker. She was a member of Second Baptist Church and the AmVets Auxiliary in Wisconsin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen D. Trewyn. Survivors include her son, James W. McBride, Bowling Green; her daughters, Faye Ellen Brown, Wadoma, Wisc., and Charlotte Diane Trewyn, Milwaukee; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Read More