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Obituaries • Sept. 3, 2013

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Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 7:00 am

Howard Royce ‘Howie’ Crittenden

Howard Royce “Howie” Crittenden of Murray, Kentucky, 80, died Friday, August 30, at 8:39 p.m. at his home. 

He is survived by his wife Margaret “Meg” Crittenden and one son, Howie Crittenden, Jr. of Murray.  Also surviving is one brother Rev. Norman Crittenden of Covington, Tenn., also two grandchildren, Taylor Crittenden of Murray and Austin Crittenden of Mayfield, also several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death was his father Willie Crittenden and his mother Ruth Kemp Crittenden, a twin sister Helen Joyce Glover, as well as sisters Emily McNeely Glover, Mildred Wallace Key, Reba Coltharp Stewart, and Lola Mae Brann. A brother, W A “Dub” Crittenden and two infant brothers also predeceased him.  

 Howie earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from Murray State University in 1956 and later obtained the Masters from Murray.  He was named to Who’s Who, the Scabbard and Blade Military Honor Society, a Distinguished Military Graduate, and All OVC in Basketball for three years.

Howie was a legendary high school basketball player. His “Hoosier-like” Cuba high school team thrilled the Kentucky basketball world in 1952 by winning the State High School Basketball Tournament. He was considered the number one high school player in Kentucky that year, and after the North-South game held at Murray, he was named a high school All-American.  

His Murray State career was equally renowned. Crittenden, for many years, held the record for the most points scored by any Kentucky college player in a four year career. He also held the Murray State scoring record for 33 years. He is a member of the Murray State Hall of Fame and four other basketball Halls of Fame. His number 19 is permanently retired at Murray, and is one of few jerseys to hang from the rafters of Murray’s CFSB basketball arena.

Though drafted by the New York Knicks, Crittenden elected to play for the Peoria Caterpillars in the National Industrial League. Crittenden was on the league All Star team all three years and was named to the AAU All-American Team each year.  He was selected to be a member of the first USA Team that toured Russia in 1958 at the height of the Cold War. They never lost.

He was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve and served on active duty for a year at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.  

After his basketball career and military service, Crittenden became an accomplished educator. He served as basketball coach at Metropolis High School and later at Calloway County High School. He was then named assistant basketball coach at the University of Missouri.  

In 1966, he was asked to return to Calloway County High School as Principal and remained there for eight years.  In 1974, he was named Principal of Henderson County High School, then the largest high school in Kentucky. He served in that position for 21 years. He was named Kentucky Principal of the Year in 1989-90 and elected president of the Kentucky Principals Association in 1990.

Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Murray on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013 at 2 p.m.   Visitation will be prior to the funeral at First United Methodist Church from 10 a.m., until the funeral hour.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Murray State Foundation for the Howie Crittenden Racer Basketball Scholarship and mailed to Murray State University, 106 Development Way, Murray, KY 42071.

J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be left at

This is a paid obituary.

William ‘Bill’ T. Stenberg

William “Bill” T. Stenberg, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 near Chicago, Ill.

He was a Korean War veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy J. Raspberry.

He is survived by his son, Gino Stenberg, and wife, Bonicha, of Hazel; daughter, Janet Scheid and husband, Richard; seven grandchildren; four grandchildren and several other relatives.

Funeral services are set for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at the Miller Funeral Home in Hazel; a time has not been set yet. Burial will follow in the Hazel Cemetery.

The family received visitors Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at the Miller Funeral Home in Hazel.

Lubie ‘Max’ Nance

Mr. Lubie “Max” Nance, 75, of Murray, Ky., died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at his daughter’s home.

Mr. Nance was born Dec. 26, 1937, in Graves Co., Ky., to the late Lendon and Helen Phillips Nance. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Monica Lucas of Murray, Ky.; three sisters, Patricia Ann Willett and husband, Sam, of Murray, Ky., Deborah Kay Brannack and husband, Mike, of Douglassville, Ga., and Shelia Joyce Herndon of Murray, Ky.; three brothers, Joe Nelson Nance and wife, Sandy, of Crossville, Tenn., Phillip Terry Nance and wife, Pixie, of Carrollton, Ga., and Ricky Lynn Nance and wife, Connie, of Rockmart, Ga.; five grandchildren, Drew Henry and wife, Jennifer, of Louisville, Ky., Nicholas Warner, Bradly Warner, Chaz Lucas, and Olivia Bogard all of Murray, Ky.; one great-grandchild, Caroline Henry of Louisville, Ky.; and also lifelong friend for over 70 years, John L. Morgan of Murray.

Mr. Nance was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Harold Gray Nance, and one great grandchild, Rollin Warner.

Private family services will be held at a later date, while J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge.

Online condolences can be left at

Anna Faye Wilson

Mrs. Anna Faye Shultz Wilson, 87, of Mayfield, Ky., died on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at 2 a.m. at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

She was a member of the Lynnville Baptist Church and a retired pottery painter from the former Bell City Pottery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Goebel Wilson; her parents, Rufus and Myra Redden Bomar; two sons, Ronnie Shultz and Reggie Shultz; and one daughter, Melissa Shultz.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her three daughters, Connie Smith of Mayfield, Janice Clark of Hornbeak, Tenn., and Lisa Forester of Mayfield; one son, Darrell Shultz of Mayfield; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with Rev. David Gossum officiating. Burial will follow in the Seay Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at the Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons: Micah Smith, Todd Shultz, Jimmy Shultz, Brent Shultz, Jesse Clark, Dr. Corey Forester and Jason Clark.

Brenda Kay Hall

Brenda Kay Hall, 61, of Paducah, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 8:57 p.m. at Baptist Health Paducah.

She was born in East St. Louis, Ill., on Jan. 21, 1952 and was of the Baptist faith. She was CMA trained and certified in medical coding and was employed by Environmental Services.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy M. Hall; her father, James Edward Sheridan; and her daughter, Brittany Renee Hall.

Mrs. Hall is survived by her stepdaughters, Janice Cayle Hall of Paducah, Cindy Quertermous and husband, Billy, of Joy, Rhonda Kaye Lee and husband, Craig, of Burna; her son, Brian Gilbert of Paris, Tenn.; her mother, Evelyn Bradshaw and stepfather, Dewain Bradshaw, of Hardin; her sisters, Rita Shelton of Water Valley, Deborah Lackey and husband, Roy, of Paris, Tenn., Linda Osborne and husband, Keith, of Mayfield; four half-sisters; her brothers, Rex Bradshaw and wife, Cindee, of Sedalia, Jimmy Junior and wife, Rhonda, of Evansville, Ill.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Park Cemetery. Rev. Brent Shelton and Rev. Gayle Barnes will officiate.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may be made as contributions to McCracken County Animal Shelter, c/o McCracken County Judge-Executive’s Office, 300 S. 7th St., Paducah, KY 42003

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