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Obituaries • Oct. 10, 2012

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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:12 am

Lucille Garland Carrico

Lucille Garland Carrico, 90, of Mayfield, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 1:48 p.m. at her residence.

She was a retired bookeeper at Barton’s Men’s Wear, and was a lifelong member of the St. Jospeh Catholic Church. She was born in Paducah on Aug. 11, 1922.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Carrico; one son, Thomas F. Carrico, Jr.; two grandchildren, Shelley Carrico and Bob Carrico II; one brother, Bill Garland; five sisters, Margaret Ross, Dottye Stafford, Theresa Desai, Rose Ann Thomas, and Sister Joan Marie Garland; her parents, William McKinley Garland and Mary Staffer Garland.

She is survived by her four sons, Robert and Jean Carrico, Phillip and Vickie Carrico, Craig Carrico, John and Joyce Carrico all of Mayfield; three daughters, Sheila and Edmund Walden of High Springs, Fla., Cathy Carrico of Mayfield, Joanie and Rodney Watson of LaCenter; two sisters, Louise Carrico of Mayfield and Judy Elliott of Fancy Farm; two brothers, Robert Garland of Murray and Joe Garland of Paducah; two half-sisters, Ellen Forrester and Marilyn Miller both of Mayfield; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Eric Riley officiating. Burial followed in the St. Jospeh Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tom Carrico, Chris Carrico, Matthew Walden, Adam Watson and Charlie Ross.

In lieu of flowes, donations can be made to the St. Joseph Church Building Fund, 700 West Boradway, Mayfield, KY., 42066.

The Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth David Holt

Kenneth David Holt, 75, of Sturgis, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at his residence in Sturgis.

He was born April 13, 1937, in Sturgis, the son of William Henry Holt, Jr. and Velma Small Holt Simpson.

He was a football coach and teacher for many years at several high schools, including Union County High School. He later became an insurance agent, retiring in 1992 from American Gneral. He was an outstanding basketball player and All-State football player at Sturgis High School and played football for Western Kentucky University.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a stepfather, Leiter H. Simpson; and an infant son, Bryan David Holt.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Vicki Griggs; two daughters, Michael Holt Fisher and husband Barry of Greencastle, Ind., and Hilary Holt Risinger and husband William of Morganfield; one brother, William Joseph Holt, Sr. and wife Patricia of Murray; one sister, Margaret Holt Chapman of Sturgis; and four grandchildren, Miles and Jake Risinger and Benjamin and Sarah Grace Fisher.

Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. at Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Whitsell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

This is a paid obituary.

Martin Rodgers

Martin Rodgers, 57, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his residence in Farmington.

He was a member of the Coldwater Baptist Church and was employed at Briggs and Stratton in Murray.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Rodgers; his mother, Maxine Gore Rodgers Cope; two brothers, Keith and Michael Shane Rodgers; one sister, Lisa Perkins; grandparents, Castal C. and Helen Breedlove Gore and Henry and Julie Sanderson Rodgers.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Gail Lynn Stubblefield of Farmington; one son, William “Ryan” Rodgers of Mayfield; one daughter, April D. Rodgers of Hickory; three sisters, Charlotte Clark of Sedalia, Pam Runyon of Calvert City and Gail Johnson of Symsonia; three brothers, Chuck Rodgers of Farmington, Joe Rodgers of Mayfield and Terry Rodgers of Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren; two uncles and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Rev. Larry Salmon officiating. Burial will follow at the Mayfield Memory Gardens.

Visitation was held after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Brown Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will beJoe Wayne Thweatt, Shane Rodgers, Anthony Rodgers, Mike Deaton, Terry Rodgers and Greg Wiggins.

Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tony Montgomery

Tony Montgomery, 75, of Murray, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Spring Creek Health Care.

He was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Owensboro to the late George A. & China Mary (O’Bryan) Montgomery. His son,  Bryan Montgomery and his sister, Virginia Osborne also preceded him in death.

He was a member of St. Frances de Sales Catholic Church in Paducah until 1975 and then he joined St. Leo Catholic Church in Murray, where he served the church as minister of communion, Life in the Spirit seminar and the prison ministry. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a retired insurance sales representative and a U.S. Navy Veteran.

He is survived by his wife; Henry (Kares) Montgomery to whom he was married June 28, 1958; four daughters; Christine Niemeier, and Carol Schroeder and husband Chuck, all of St. Louis, Mo., Cynthia McLean and husband Steve of Longmont, Colo., and Laura Jones and husband Tim of Paducah; three sisters; Margaret Richeson and husband Randall, Louise Bowlds, and Kathryn Bolen and husband Ray, all of Owensboro; two brothers; George Feaster and wife Oma Lee, of Bloomington, Ind., and Carl Montgomery and wife Barbara of South Carolina; and 25 grandchildren.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Leo Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jason McClure officiating. Burial will follow in Murray City Cemetery, with military honors. Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Online condolences can be left at

Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Todd VanSickle

Richard Todd VanSickle, 48, formerly of Murray, died on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in St Thomas Hospital in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

He is survived by his children, Alexandra VanSickle and Richard VanSickle, children of Lindy Knight VanSickle of Murray; one grandson, Liam VanSickle of Murray; a sister, Melissa VanSickle Leuice of Pittsburgh, Pa.; parents, Ricahrd and Brenda VanSickle of Rolesville, N.C.

A private memorial service will be held in Murray.

Davis Funeral Home in St. Thomas is handling arrangements.

Robert Matthias Meredith

Robert Matthias Meredith, 12, of Murray, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Born in Jackson, Tenn., on Aug. 9, 2000, he was a sixth grade student at Calloway County Middle School and attended Hickory Grove Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, T.W. and Mary Meredith.

He is survived by and son of Ms. Teri Meredith of Murray, and Robert Meredith; two sisters, Cara Meredith and Reagan Meredith, both of Murray; uncles and aunts, Steve and Danette Delaney of Paris, Tenn., Jeff and Linda Creasy of Milan, Tenn., and John and Andrea Gammon of Indianapolis, Ind.; maternal grandparents, Virgil and Dana Hale of Almo; as well as several cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Ronnie Scherffius officiating. Burial to follow in the Green Plain Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 after 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are being handled by the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

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