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Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010 5:00 pm

Walter Bowling

Walter Bowling, 76, of Benton, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at 5:20 a.m. at Britthaven of Benton.

In addition to his parents, James Bowling and Belle Johnson Hacker, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Delores Hollandsworth Snow Bowling; one grandson, Stephen Cornwell; one sister, Joyce Snyder; and one brother, Virgil Hacker.

He is survived by one son, Andrew Bowling of Ohio; four daughters, Bonnie Coffenberry and Davalene Fulks, both of Benton, Becky Cornwell of Hardin, and Joy Menser of Madisonville; one brother, Vernon Hacker of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Myrtle Murtatah of Rochester, N.Y., Mary Wells of Kettering, Ohio, and Ann Lee Curtis of Daytona, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Michael Pratt, Daniel Fulks, Charles Kenneth Pratt, Amanda Cleaver, Sandra Cornwell, Don Cornwell, Stephanie Menser and Chad Menser; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Marshall County Memory Gardens with the Rev. Johnny Coffenberry officiating. Burial followed in the Marshall County Memory Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Murray-Calloway County Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071.

Arrangements were handled by Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home & Crematory.

Rita Sharon Smith

Rita Sharon Smith, 59, of Kirksey, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at 10:20 a.m. at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. 

Born in Detroit, Mich., on July 6, 1951, she retired with AT&T Phone Company in Baton Rouge, La. and was of the Church of Christ faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rudy Clayton Smith.

Smith is survived by her mother, Lois Smith of Kirksey; former step-daughter, Lynn Paschall and husband, Darren of Murray; one sister, Sonja Howard and husband, Roger of Benton; four brothers, Danny Smith and wife, Kathy and Mark Smith and wife, Marisa, all of Benton, Jack Smith and wife, Karen and Jody M. Smith, all of Kirksey.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at 1 p.m., at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Revs. Don Wilson and Brett Miles officiating. Burial to follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be held today, Nov. 22, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Mark Smith, Danny Smith, Jody Smith, Justin Smith, Brian Burgess, Jack Smith, Brian Smith and Brian Howard. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Wesson, Rocky Smith, Rodney Davis and Malcom Orillion.

Online condolences may be left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are handled by the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Sue Ann Hancock

Sue Ann Hancock, 58, of Murray, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at her home after an extended illness.

Born in Murray on Nov. 6, 1952, to the late Randolph L. and Jean Galloway Story, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

She is survived by her husband, Tyrone Hancock of Murray, whom she married on Oct. 10, 1970, in Hopkinsville; two daughters, Amanda Monroe and husband, Mark of Elkton, and Tara Johnson and husband, Kyle of Hopkinsville; one son, Tyrone Hancock II of Eddyville; two sisters, Nancy Lynn White and husband, Richard of Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Linda G. Hastings and husband, Truman of Tiline; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Higgins, Ashlyn Monroe and Allen Cole Monroe.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Rev. Martin Severns officiating. Burial will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are handled by the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Theresa Szyszkiewicz

Theresa Szyszkiewicz, 66, of Murray, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at her home after an extended illness. 

Born Feb. 19, 1944, in Staten Island, N.Y. to the late Woodrow Hicks and Donate Grosso Hicks, she was employed by Jerome Industries in Elizabeth, N.J., before moving to Murray. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Murray.

In addition to her parents, Szyszkiewicz was preceded in death by one brother, Bennie Hicks.

She is survived by one daughter, Debra Bracaloni of Palm Bay, Fla.; one son, James Szyszkiewicz and wife, Jennifer of Murray; two sisters, Geraldine Forsythe and husband, Eddie and Linda Higgins Hicks, all of Murray; one brother, Woodrow Hicks and wife, Debbie of Lebanon, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are handled by the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Mildred M. Copeland

Graveside services for Mildred M. Copeland, 82, of Almo, were held Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Edwards Cemetery in Marshall County with the Revs. James Stom and Glenn Cope officiating. Burial followed.

Copeland died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at 2:15 a.m. at her home.

Born in Marshall County on March 30, 1928, to the late Euclid Lyles and Lora Starks Lyles, she worked at Fern Terrace Lodge in Murray before retiring and had previously worked as a waitress. She was also a member of the Owens Chapel Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Grover Ford; second husband, Paul Thomas Copeland; and one brother, Tom Lyles.

She is survived by one daughter, Suzanne Gibson and husband, Roger of Almo; two step-daughters, Paula Sharber of Murray, and Elizabeth Miller of Mayfield; three sons, Ronnie Ford and wife, Ester of Benton, Gary Ford and wife, Anita of Benton, and Harold Ford and wife, Mary of Smithland; one step-son, Tommy Copeland of Indiana;  three sisters, Margaret Grogan of Hardin, Murrell Duboise of Barton, Ala., and Maxine Darnall of Benton; 11 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Edwards Cemetery Fund, % Dennis L. Smith, P.O. Box 231, Benton, KY 42025.

Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were handled by the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Ruby Erwin Howe

Funeral services for Ruby Erwin Howe, 84, of Murray, were held Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Revs. Bob Saywell and Richard Smith officiating. Burial followed in the South Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Serving as active pallbearers were Brooks Underwood, Jimmy Myatt, Michael Enoch, Derek Nance, Tommy Reid and Larry Dill. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Underwood, Mark Erwin, Carl Don Rogers, Jimmie Rogers, William Ed Rogers and Charles Hampton Rogers.

Howe died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at 2 p.m. at her home.

Born Aug. 4, 1926, in Calloway County to the late William Duke Erwin and Beulah Geurin Erwin, she retired from the Tappan Manufacturing Co. in Murray, after 30 years of working in the accounting office. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Murray.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar L. Howe, Sr.; two sisters, Opal Rogers and Eupal Underwood; and one brother, Carlos C. Erwin.

She is survived by one step-son, Red Howe, Jr. and wife, Janice of Murray; one brother, Hampton Erwin and wife, Barbara of Murray; two step-grandchildren, Jennifer Wakefield and husband, Wade of Nolensville, Tenn. and Meredith Lewis and husband, Trey of Hendersonville, Tenn.; three step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Brenda Erwin of Greencastle, Ind.; caregiver and niece, Sharon Myatt and husband, Jimmy of Hazel; caregiver and nephew, Johnny Underwood and wife, Jan of Hazel; and several other nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Murray Calloway County Hospice, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071 or to the Humane Society of Calloway County, P.O. Box 764, Murray, KY 42071.

Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were handled by the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

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