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February Obituaries

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - Updated: 2:13 PM

Mr. J. Glenn Babb, 91

Mr. J. Glenn Babb, of Eddyville, Kentucky, formerly of Evansville, Ind., and Hopkinsville, Ky., passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Mr. Babb was a beloved husband and father, community and business leader, whose friendly manner and smile will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him. His children will have lasting memories of a loving, generous, patient father who was never too busy to listen and guide them through life’s tribulations and rejoice with them in accomplishments.

Mr. Babb was born in Providence, Kentucky on November 29, 1925. He was the son of the late James and Olivia Babb, along with brothers, Daniel, Darrell, Presley, Wesley, Nathanial, Letchel, and sister, Estel, who all preceded Mr. Babb in death. After graduating from Providence High School, Mr. Babb entered the United States Air Force in January of 1944 and served during World War II. Mr. Babb was in the first group of soldiers to be trained in radar systems. Although he found radar training interesting, Mr. Babb related that his most fulfilling duty in the Air Force was flying injured soldiers to hospitals closer to their homes for recuperation. Mr. Babb left the Air Force as a Corporal with honorable discharge in May of 1946.

After finishing his military service, Mr. Babb attended Western Kentucky State University with a pre-law major. In 1947 he took a year break before attaching his law studies and joined Citizen’s National Bank Finance department as a protégé of L.D. McConnell. Mr. Babb continued his education while working at Citizens National Bank, completing courses offered by the American Institute of Banking and graduating from the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin in 1951.

For 29 years, Mr. Babb continued to work for Citizens National Bank in various positions: Vice President- Public Relations, Vice President- Finance, Director of Town and Country Credit System, and Senior Vice President of Marketing. His greatest accomplishment while at Citizen’s National Bank was meeting and marrying the beautiful Phyllis Raines in 1950.

In addition to his duties at Citizens National Bank, Mr. Babb was a community and civic leader and advocate. In 1962, he was chairman of the Convention Bureau of the Evansville Chamber of Commerce devoting many hours in talking to groups and organizations throughout the state urging them to bring their conventions to Evansville. Mr. Babb’s efforts brought fifty six conventions to Evansville resulting in revenue estimated at three million dollars. Other conventions scheduled at that time were expected to raise the total to 5.5 million dollars by 1965. Mr. Babb also served as co-chair of the New Image Committee of Evansville’s Future, Inc., President of Evansville Sales and Marketing Executives, Vanderburgh TB Association Director and Zoological Society Director.

In December of 1962, Mr. Babb was named Evansville’s “Citizen of the Month”. As a Junior Achievement Co-Founder, he served as Vice President and President of the Junior Achievement Board. In March 1969, Mr. Babb was named chairman of the community fund drive for the Boys Club of Evansville, supervising a drive for $200,000 to construct a recreation center adjacent to the existing club building.

As his children grew older and left for college, he accepted a position which took him back to his Kentucky roots. In 1976 Mr. Babb became President and CEO of First City Bank and Trust Company in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. While at First City Bank and Trust, he served as chairman of the Kentucky Bankers Association Legislative Committee for Multi-Bank Holding Companies, Director of West Kentucky High Performance Banks, Director of Datanet, Inc., Director of North American Financial Services, Director and Vice Chairman of the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, Director of the Bank Administration Institute, Director of the Kentucky Bankers Association and Chairman of KenBanc Insurance. At his retirement in 1990, Mr. Babb served as President of Area Bancshares Corporation and Director of Owensboro National Bank.

Mr. Babb continued his community service when he moved to Hopkinsville as President and Director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Chamber of Commerce, President and Director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Industrial Foundation, Director and Chairman of the United Way, and Director of the Hopkinsville Salvation Army.

After retirement in 1990, Mr. Babb continued to serve as Director of First City Bank. With his work commitments now lessened, he had more time to enjoy fishing, boating, and golfing in the Lake Barkley area. He also loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren, taking them for boat rides and catching crappie and striped bass at his various spots. Eventually Mr. Babb and wife, Phyllis, purchased property in Punta Gorda, Florida so that the family could enjoy fishing, boating and golfing in the winter months.

Mr. Babb’s wife, Phyllis, preceded him in death on July 18, 2015. He is survived by sons, Dr. Jerry Babb and wife, Julie, of Evansville, Ind., and James Babb and wife, Jane, of Monte Sereno, Calif., and daughter, Peggy Koehl of Evansville, Ind. He is survived by six grandchildren, Ian Babb, Nichole Babb and Abbigail Koehl of Evansville, Ind., and Christopher Koehl, Mason Babb and James Babb of California.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville, Ky. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 10, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Bobby Spurling officiating. Private burial will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Ave., Hopkinsville, KY 42420.

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

This is a paid obituary.

 

Lawrence D. Belcher, 89

Services for Lawrence D. Belcher, 89, of Grand Rivers, and formerly of Owensboro, were Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. Clay Hall officiating. Burial followed in Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers.

Mr. Belcher died Saturday, Feb. 6, at Calvert City Convalescent Care. He was retired from Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro where he worked in shipping and receiving. He was a member of Lake City Baptist Church, a member of Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge No. 803, and a U.S. Army veteran.

His parents were Vra and Alice Maul Belcher.

Survivors are: a granddaughter, Kendra Nichols, Owensboro; a daughter-in-law, Wanda Belcher, Owensboro; two nieces, Patricia Askew and Maudeen Stratton, both of Dunmor; and a brother-in-law, Marion Goodwin, Grand Rivers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Ashby Belcher; and two sisters, Daisy Balthrop and Lorean Askew.

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

 

Joann F. Kingston, 71

Services for Joann F. Kingston, 71, of Paducah, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, (today), at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. James Holsapple officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.

Mrs. Kingston died Jan. 31 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was a member of Southland Baptist Church.

Her parents were Robert and Myrtle Alexander Frizell.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Kingston and a brother, Robert Frizell.

Survivors are: her husband, Johnny L. Kingston of Paducah; three daughters, Stephanie Kingston, Melissa Crass, and Lakin Kingston, all of Paducah; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

Eileen K. Rau, 84

Services for Eileen K. Rau, 84, of Benton, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. Shane Board officiating. Burial will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12 noon Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rau died Feb. 1 in Eddyville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric Rau; a sister, Virginia Holsapple; and a brother, Carl Koon.

Survivors are: two sisters, Pat Rogers and Elva Mae White, both of Eddyville; two nephews, Steve Rogers of Paducah and Jeff Rogers of Benton; and a niece, Shirrell Ramey of Eddyville.

Darrell Glenn Jent, 71

Darrell Glenn Jent (71) of Marion, Ky., passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Palmetto, Florida. Mr. Jent was survived by his wife, Shirley Jent of Marion, one daughter, Serena (Eddie) Dickerson of Marion; one son, Derrick Jent of Winterhaven Fla.; three grandchildren, Brittany Tabor of Nashville, Tenn., Noah Dickerson and Gavin Dickerson, both of Marion; two great-grandchildren, Marley and Asher of Nashville Tenn.; and one brother, Ben Jent of Princeton, Ky.

Mr. Jent was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Melton and Roxie Bohanon; four brothers, Burlin Jent , Jimmie Jent, Bob Jent, Curtis Jent; and a sister, Betty Jent.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday February 4, 2016 at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday February 3, at Gilbert Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

This is a paid obituary.

Cynthia Rednour Rainey, 57

Services for Cynthia Rednour Rainey, 57, of Gleason, Tenn., were Saturday, Jan. 30, at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. Mike Wimberley officiating.

Burial followed in Dycusburg Cemetery.

Ms. Rainey died Jan. 12 in Weakley County, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Rednour.

Her parents were Everett L. and Doris Ann Asbridge Rednour.

Survivors are: a son, Joshua Rainey of Minneapolis, Minn.; a daughter, Jennifer Evans of Martin, Tenn.; a brother, Greg Rednour of Paducah; a sister, Teresa C. Linzy of Valparaiso, Ind.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to: Dunn’s Funeral Home to offset funeral expenses or to the Ned R. McWherter Weakley County Library, 341 Linden St. Dresden, TN 38225.

 

Lynda Saxon, 73

Services for Lynda Saxon, 73, of Kuttawa, will be Wednesday, (today), at 1 p.m. at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. Shane Board officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Lyon County.

Visitation will be Wednesday prior to the funeral from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Saxon died Sunday, Feb. 14, at Lourdes Hospital following a short illness. She was a member of Suwanee Furnace Baptist Church and a retired factory worker with Shawnee Plastics.

Her parents were Alton Carroll Minchew and Doris Luke Dozier.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Petty.

Survivors are: her husband, Bill Saxon, Kuttawa; two daughters, Donna McLeod and Beverly Mitchell, both of Kuttawa; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Thomas W. (Tom) Lummus, 87

Services for Thomas W. (Tom) Lummus, 87 of Grand Rivers, were Friday, Feb. 12, at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Revs. Brad Henson and Harry Todd officiating. Burial followed in Dixon Cemetery.

Mr. Lummus died Feb. 9 at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah. He was a Baptist and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 181 in Henderson.

His parents were Van Ernest and Grace Belle Aderhold Lummus.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Wood Lummus; his son, Patrick Lummus, a brother, Ernest Lummus; and three sisters, Sue Lummus, Madeline Brock and Corrine Sellick.

Survivors are: three daughters, Elizabeth Johnson of Gilbertsville, Mary M. Wheatley of Grand Rivers, and Barbara June Matheny of Sacramento; five sons, Thomas H. Lummus of Gilbertsville, Anthony Edward Lummus of Smithland, Tyson Lummus and Dan W. Lummus, both of Grand Rivers, and Terry W. Lummus of Paducah; eight grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

  

Walter Randolph Pool, 58

 Services for Walter Randolph Pool, 58, of Eddyville, (formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio) will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Jerrell White and Tim Perdue officiating. Burial will follow in the Pool Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until funeral time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Pool died Feb. 15 at his home. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Eddyville and was a vocal instructor. He also had a degree in chemistry and biology from Murray State University, a degree in music from University of Louisville, an arts diploma from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and performed opera.

His father was James Edward Pool.

Survivors are: his mother, Jennie Ann White Pool, Eddyville; and a sister, Bobbi Faye Miller, Kuttawa.

Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of the arrangements.


Elizabeth Wright, 77

Services for Elizabeth Wright, 77, of Kuttawa, will be Wednesday, (today), at 2:30 p.m. at Higher Power Full Gospel Church in Eddyville with the Rev. Kenny Morrow officiating. Entombment will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville at a later date.

Mrs. Wright died Friday, Feb. 19 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was a homemaker and a member of Higher Power Full Gospel Church in Eddyville.

Her parents were Frank James Kmucha and Mary Helen Arter Kmucha.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Gene Wright; and one grandson, James Alan Wright.

Survivors are two sons: Jeff Wright, Kuttawa and Alan Wright, Dunmor; a daughter, Dawna Brightman, Honeapath, S.C.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; three brothers, Frank Kmucha, Ava, Ill., Raymond Kmucha, Vergennes, Ill., and James Herbert Kmucha, Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Bjerke and Cathrine Alstat, both of Vergennes, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to: American Legion Post 68, P.O. Box 201, Kuttawa, KY 42055

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

 

Irene Moneymaker, 85

Services for Irene Moneymaker, 85, of Grand Rivers, will be Friday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. at Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. Steve Proctor officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Moneymaker died Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Calvert City Convalescent Center following a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Grand Rivers United Methodist Church.

Her parents were Willard and Ethel Woodruff Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Robinson Moneymaker, and five brothers, Haze Smith, Woodrow Tidwell, Chaudet B. Tidwell, Quentin Tidwell and Phillip Tidwell.

Survivors are: a son, Samuel Dewayne Moneymaker, Statesville, N.C.; two daughters, Vickie Irene Engler and Teresa Anne Moneymaker, both of Kuttawa; four grandchildren; a brother, Jerry W. Smith, Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Virginia Choate, South Fulton, Tenn., and Louise Hamby, Cottage Hills, Ill.

Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284

Online condolences may be sent from thewebsite: lakelandchapel.com

Lara D. Adams, 46

Services for Lara D. Adams, 46, of Kuttawa, were Saturday, Feb. 20, at Eddyville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Perdue officiating.

Visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Eddyville First Baptist Church and also on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Duncan Memorial Chapel at Floydsburg Cemetery in Crestwood, Ky. with burial following.

Mrs. Adams died Wednesday, Feb. 17, at her home following a short illness. She was a teacher at Lyon County Elementary School and a member of Eddyville First Baptist Church.

Survivors are: her husband, Sam Adams, Kuttawa; a son, Trace Adams, Kuttawa; her parents, Larry and Linda Barnes Day, Kuttawa; a brother, Rob Day, Kuttawa; and two nieces, Alex Lampkin and Emma Lampkin.

Memorials made to Lourdes Hospice Foundation Fund, P. O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-9961 will be used to support an Annual Dinner Celebration in Lara’s honor for patients who are currently undergoing oncology treatments. Lara was a positive supporter of others in treatment; she and her family wanted to celebrate and support those who are in the fight against cancer. Please mark your check as “Lara’s Celebration”.

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

Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville was in charge of arrangements.

Jane Creekmur, 85

Services for Jane Creekmur, 85, of Princeton, were Saturday, Feb. 20, at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Mark Faughn and Lynn Poindexter officiating. Burial followed in McGregor Cemetery in Caldwell County.

Mrs. Creekmur died Feb. 18 at Princeton Health and Rehab Center. She was a retired seamstress and member of Temple Baptist Church.

Her parents were Frank and Mayme Hyde Nichols.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Everett Creekmur; eight sisters and three brothers.

Survivors are: three sons, Anthony Creekmur and David Creekmur, both of Caldwell County and Terry Brent Creekmur of St. Charles; a daughter, Debbie Peters of Caldwell County; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Michael E. “Mickey” Lewis, 70

Services for Michael E. “Mickey” Lewis, 70, of Eddyville, were Friday, Feb. 19, at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. Robin Redd officiating. Burial followed in Rolling Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Lewis died Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the West Kentucky Correction Complex. He also was an ordained minister serving various churches in the area primarily 17 years at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lyon County.

His parents were Hildon “Junior” and Picolla “Toad” Davis Lewis.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Lewis, and a sister, Linda R. Jenkins.

Survivors are: his wife, Linda Scillian Lewis of Eddyville; two sons, Kevin Lewis and Chris Lewis, both of Eddyville; a daughter, Mandy L. Ellis of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren and a brother, Ronnie E. Lewis of Eddyville.

Memorials may take the form of donations to the charity of your choice.

Walter Randolph Pool, 58

Services for Walter Randolph Pool, 58, of Eddyville, (formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio) were Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with the Revs. Jerrell White and Tim Perdue officiating. Burial followed in the Pool Cemetery.

Mr. Pool died Feb. 15 at his home. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Eddyville and was a vocal instructor. He also had a degree in chemistry and biology from Murray State University, a degree in music from University of Louisville, an arts diploma from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and performed opera.

His father was James Edward Pool.

Survivors are: his mother, Jennie Ann White Pool, Eddyville; and a sister, Bobbi Faye Miller, Kuttawa.

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


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