Obituaries for the week of March 20th
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Keira Grace Holt, 4

Services for Keira Grace Holt, 4, of Grand Rivers, were February 24 at Potter’s House Baptist Worship Center with Dr. Brad Henson and the Rev. Fred Lowrance officiating. Burial followed at Cothron Cemetery in Livingston County.

Keira died February 20 at Baptist Health Paducah. She was a preschool student at South Livingston Elementary School. She loved to sing, enjoyed music and attending church at Potter’s House Baptist Worship Center.

Survivors are: her parents, Ronald L. and Susan Ritchie Holt of Grand Rivers; her sisters, Katelyn Gillum of New Jersey, Alexandria Travelstead of Ledbetter, Chelsey Gillum of Grand Rivers, and twin sister, Kameron Faith Holt of Grand Rivers; her paternal grandparents, William L. and Daythel Cotton Holt of Kuttawa; her maternal grandparents, John B. Ritchie, Jr. of Missouri and Sonja Kirby of Gilbertsville; seven aunts, Teresa Young and Michelle Herring of Kuttawa, Jill Arnold of Franklin, Tenn., Amy Council of Paducah, Christina Clevenger of Branson, Mo., Elizabeth Mattingly of Paducah, and Michelle Ritchie of Salem; and five uncles, Steve Herring, Keith Young, Thad Council, George C. Ritchie, all of Salem and Christopher Ritchie of Missouri; a niece; and several great-aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandparents, Ules M. and S. Jamie Holt and E. Eural and H. Lucille Cotton; and maternal great-grandparents, John B. Ritchie Sr. and Peggy B. Traughber Ritchie and Rudy and Lina Theile.

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Editor's note: Due to a technical error, Keira Grace Holt's obituary did not appear in the print edition of the March 20 Herald Ledger. We regret the error.

Edna “Granny Hook” Hook, 83

Services for Edna “Granny Hook” Hook, 83, of Grand Rivers, were March 18 at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. James Oats officiating. Burial followed in Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers.

Mrs. Hook died at March 15 at Lourdes hospital in Paducah. She was a member of Grand Rivers Baptist Church, co-owned and managed Grand Rivers Fish Market, and was employed as a cook for the Iron Kettle Restaurant, the Hillbilly Restaurant and Patti’s Restaurant. She was a member of the Calvert City Chapter order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore E. Hook Jr., a granddaughter, Leigh Ann O’Nan; a great-grandson, Victor Doom, and two brothers.

Survivors are: a son, Cleatis Hook of Grand Rivers, three daughters, Margaret Ann Doom, Marina Fay Wilson, Martha June Crawford, all of Grand Rivers; four sisters, Betty Stinnet, Virginia Capps, Giovanninia Phillips, all of Providence, and Opal Waide of Carterville, Ill.

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Gerald Peek, 70

Services for Gerald Peek, 70, of Kuttawa, were March 19 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville with the Revs. Lonnie Knight and James Driver officiating. Burial followed in the Hebron Cemetery in Lyon County.

Mr. Peek died March 15 in the Baptist Health Paducah. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the U.S. Steel Company in Gary, Ind., a member of the Paducah American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3135 in Paducah. He was a United States Army veteran and a member of Jordan Baptist Church in Portage, Ind.

His parents were Tommy Randolph and Eula Bell Dalton Peek.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Tony Peek, Joe Ellis Peek and Gene Peek.

Survivors are: his wife, Mary Driver Peek; two sons, Tim Peek of Eddyville and Tom Peek of Kuttawa; a daughter, Marie Peek of Clarksville, Tenn.; a brother, Marshall Peek of Kuttawa, a half-brother, Clyde East of Princeton; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to: Hebron Cemetery, 6813 State Route 1943, Eddyville, KY 42038.

Katie Elizabeth Tiller, 84

Services for Katie Elizabeth Tiller, 84, of Eddyville, were March 16 at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville with the Rev. Carl Nelson officiating. Burial followed in Rolling Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Tilled died March 14 at her home. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Tiller, a brother, Tom O’Bryan and a sister, Bonnie Jones.

Her parents were Floyd and Elsie Downing O’Bryan.

Survivors are: a son, Ray Tiller of Eddyville; two grandsons, Kevin Tiller and Brad Tiller, both of Eddyville; a sister, Martha Nell Kite of Kevil; seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

Bobby Holland, 73

Services for Bobby Holland, 73, of Princeton were March 18 at Morgan’s Funeral Home with the Revs. Darrell Eldridge and Doug Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Meeks Cemetery.

Mr. Holland died March 15 at Lourdes hospital in Paducah following a short illness. He was a retired store clerk for I. K. T. Auto Parts in Princeton and a member of Second Baptist Church.

His parents were Hubert and Juanita Prescott Holland.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Buddy, Billy, Clinton, and the Rev. Gordon Holland.

Survivors are: his spouse, Robbie Lowery Holland; a son, the Rev. Robert Holland of Princeton; two daughters, Debbie Cartwright of Princeton and Angie Holland of Owensboro; a brother, Dickie Holland of Lyon County; a sister, Dottie Peters of Lyon County; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Marvin Jackson, 72

Services for Marvin Jackson, 72, of Eddyville, were March 18 at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Kenny Morrow officiating. Burial followed in the Fredonia Cemetery.

Mr. Jackson died March 16 at his home following a short illness. He was a retired self-employed mechanic and a member of the Higher Power Full Gospel Church in Eddyville.

He was preceded in death by his spouse, Barbara Driver Jackson.

Survivors are: a son, Randy Leroy of Tenn.; three daughters, Pat Sadler of Cecilia, Kim Burkeen of Eddyville, and Janet Sanders of Elizabethtown.
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