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Deceased Date: 2018-04-16

Judy Craft

Judy Craft, 66, Hunter’s Lane, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018, at her home of natural causes. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home with Rev. Paige Williams officiating, assisted by Norman Cotton. Burial will be at Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A native of Hopkinsville, she was born Jan. 29, 1952, the daughter of the late James E. Craft and Eloise Craft Stokes. She was a lab tech at Breathitt Veterinary Center and a member of First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her step-father, Smith O. Stokes, Hopkinsville; and her sister, Becky Dossett, Hopkinsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopkinsville Jaycees. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-04-12

David “DJ” Pelletier Jr.

David Harold “DJ” Pelletier Jr., 23, Hopkinsville, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Eddyville. Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home with Steve Boren officiating.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home. A native of Hopkinsville, he was born Sept. 30, 1994, the son of the David (Debbie) Pelletier, Cadiz, and Laura Boykin (Ray) Peters, Hopkinsville. He was a maintenance worker and a U.S. Navy veteran. In addition to his parents, survivors include his sisters, Bridget Hines, Crofton, Jessica Pelletier and Ashley Mason, both of Hopkinsville. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-04-12

Floyd Arnold

Floyd Allen Arnold, 88, of Southgate Drive, died at 7:02 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home. Services will be at a later date. Cremains will be interred at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill. Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A native of Caseyville, Ill., he was born July 20, 1929 the son of the late Carl and Alma Jenson Arnold. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He owned and operated Arnold Hardwood Flooring and was also a Snap-On Tool representative. He was a member of the United Church of Christ and the American Legion Post, both in Illinois. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, LaVerna F. Arnold, Hopkinsville; his son, Brian (Jennifer) Arnold, Hopkinsville; three grandchildren and one great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-04-10

Casey Turner Cocchi

Casey Jean Turner Cocchi, 34, of Little River Church Road, died at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, having succumbed to cancer. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home with Chris Short officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. A native of Christian County, she was born Oct. 22, 1983, the daughter of David Turner, Hopkinsville, and Debbie Freeland, Pembroke. She was a package operator at Continental Mills and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Jonathan Cocchi, Hopkinsville; her stepfather, Ron Stricklin, Orlando, Fla.; her maternal grandparents, Harvey and Katie Gee, Fairview; and her sister, Ginger Turner Sims, Fairview. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-04-07

Fred M. Aldridge

Fred M. Aldridge, 90, of Andrew Drive, died at 2:59 p.m. Saturday April 7, 2018, at Ahava Healthcare in Clarksville of natural causes. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev. Russ Stallons officiating. Burial will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A native of Rotan, Texas, he was born Sept. 21, 1927, the son of the late Edgar Daniel and Lorel Milam Aldridge. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member and manager of VFW Post 1913. He was a Kentucky Colonel and was a member of Greater Cumberland Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Edna Joiner Aldridge, Hopkinsville; his daughters,  Diane Aldridge Luttrull and Becky (George) Cavanah, both of Hopkinsville; his sons, Howard (Cindy) Joiner, Robert Wayne Aldridge and Donnie (Phyllis) Aldridge, all of Hopkinsville, and Fred (Nancy) Allen Aldridge, Murray; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Senior Citizens Center Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-04-03

Ruthell Garrett

Ruthell Garrett, 86, Lewisburg, died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Bradford Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation following a brief illness. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Heltsley Cemetery in Clifty with Lloyd Tucker officiating. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home. A native of Todd County, she was born May 18, 1931, the daughter of the late William Ray Combs and Louise Rager. She was a production supervisor at Flynn Enterprises. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby Garrett. Survivors include her sister, Martha Settle, Clifty. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorials to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42240. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-03-30

Melissa Crislip

Melissa Crislip, 57, of Edgemont Drive, died at 11:14 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center of natural causes. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The body will be cremated. Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A native of Memphis, TN, she was born September 10, 1960, the daughter of the late James Albin and Ziphil (Burks) Crislip. She was an office manager at BB&T. She was a member of the Christian County Humane Society, the English Shepherd Society, and Max’s Hope Rescue. Survivors include, her sons, Raleigh Jones, Hopkinsville and Timothy Wade Anderson Jr., Bradenton, Fla.; her brothers, Mike (Susan) Crislip, Collierville, TN and James A. Crislip Jr., Memphis, TN; and his sister, Debra Ann Crislip, Alaska. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-03-31

Andy Simpson

Andy Simpson, 66, of Antioch Road, died at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018 at his residence, of natural causes. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Lamb Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A native of Hopkinsville, he was born August 7, 1951, the son of the late James and Louise Simpson. He was a pattern maker for a clothing manufacturer. He was a member of Dogwood Baptist Church and the Elks Lodge Club. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Simpson; his son, Marshall Scott (Heather) Simpson, Newborn, TN; his sister, Cassandra Houchens, Hopkinsville; and 4 grandchildren. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-03-29

Officer Phillip L. Meacham

Phillip L. Meacham, 38, of Hopkinsville, died at 5:51 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center due to a fatal gunshot wound. Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the  Lyle Dunbar Gymnasium at Christian County High School. Burial will follow at New Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the high school. A native of Hopkinsville, KY, he was born November 18, 1979, the son of Gary and Bertha Meacham of Lexington and Lisa Watson Lancaster of Hopkinsville. He graduated at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, KY in 2005. He previously worked as a detective and K-9 officer with Eros for the Christian County Sheriff’s Department. He was currently a police officer for the Hopkinsville Police Department. He was preceded in death by his brother, Matthew Meacham in 2015. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Mandi Meacham; his daughter, Shealynn Grace Meacham, of the home; and his in-laws, Richard and Robin Noel. Memorials may be made to the Officer Phillip Lynn Meacham Memorial Fund care of Planter’s Bank: P.O. Box 1570.     Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-03-27

Linda Bush

Linda Bush, 73, of High Point Drive, died at 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes. A private burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery. Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A native of Columbus, GA, she was born on March 29, 1944, the daughter of the late Woodrow and Louise Lynch. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Lewis Bush, and her step daughter Teresa Cathcart of Hopkinsville. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-03-27

Bob J. Brown

Bob Brown, 76, of Mill Terrace Court, died at 1:34 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at St. Thomas West Hospital of natural causes. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Rowlands Cemetery in Caldwell County. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service hour on Friday at the funeral home. A native of Detroit, MI, he was born March 20, 1942, the son of the late William Gordon and Ali (Dillback) Brown. He was a supervisor at Cayce Yost Department Store and at Thomas Industries, and was a member of the New Palestine Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Brown; his daughters, Karen Delaney and Susan Brown, both of Hopkinsville; sister, Marlene Coursey, Fredonia, KY; 3 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Gideons International. Read More

Deceased Date: 2018-03-26

Otho Lee “O. L.” Willis

Otho Lee “O.L.” Willis, 79, of Madisonville Road, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital of natural causes. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home with Dr. William Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at KY Veterans Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A native of Hopkinsville, KY, he was born February 9, 1939, the son of the late Otho Leonard and Naomi Lee (McCord) Willis. He was the owner and operator of Willis Transportation and H&J Auto Salvage.  He was a member of Christian Heights United Methodist Church and a member of the Pennyrile Classic Car Club. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Fleming Willis; his sons; Leonard (Mary Anne) Willis and Robert Wayne Willis, both of Hopkinsville; his daughter, Lou Willis, Hopkinsville; his brothers, Harvey Willis, Conway, TX and George Willis, Hopkinsville; and his two grandchildren. Read More