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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 7:00 am

George ‘Mac’ Wilford

George “Mac” Wilford, 83, of Mayfield, Ky., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at his residence.

He was of the Church of Christ faith. He was the founder and owner of Mac’s Supply and Mac Wilford Insulation and was a farmer.

Mr. Wilford was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Lee “Ro ho” Wilford; two sisters, Wanda Ann Smith and Martha Sue Burnett; three brothers, Billy, Jack and Bobby Joe Wilford; and his parents, Chester Cloys and Goldie Mae Taylor Wilford.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Robbie Wilford, of Mayfield; one son, David Mac Wilford and wife, Pam, of Mayfield; three daughters, Carolyn Jeanette Page and husband, Gary, of Murray, Anita Jean Gipson and husband, Steven, of Mayfield, and Shari Lynn Buckingham, of Mayfield; two brothers, Charles C. Wilford, of Melber, and Jimmy Wilford, of Hickory; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Byrn Funeral Chapel, with David Driver, the Rev. Keith Allred and the Rev. Ronnie Stinson officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Wilford, David Wilford Jr., Jeffrey Page, Michael Wilford, Matthew Hayden, Jonathan Hayden and Amy Page. Honorary pallbearers will be Lino Valencia, Rayburn Brittain, Donald Butler, Mark Wood, Kerry Smith and Johnny Bohannon.

Arrangements are being handled by Byrn Funeral Home.


Marelle Stiles Andrus

Marelle Stiles Andrus, 99, of Murray, Ky., died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Mrs. Andrus was born in Murray on May 4, 1914, to the late Luther Stiles and Amy (Taylor) Stiles. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Murray and was a member of the Lydian Sunday School Class. In recent years she had been attending Northside Baptist Church. She was a member of the Home Department of the Murray Woman’s Club. She had worked at Mademoiselle’s ladies clothing store and Winslow Cafeteria at Murray State University, and she had volunteered for over 20 years at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carney Andrus, to whom she was married Dec. 24, 1930, in Paris, Tenn.; one sister, Nellie Farris; and three brothers, Charlie Stiles, Jake Stiles and Bill Stiles.

Mrs. Andrus is survived by one daughter, Shirley Washer and husband, Jamie, of Murray; one son, Steve Andrus and fiancée, Cindy Veach, of Murray; one sister, Ann Goodwin, of Ruidoso, N.M.; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Stiles, of Tyler, Texas; five grandchildren, Scott Andrus, Shane Andrus, Jaina Gourgeot and husband, Mike, Jann Mayes and husband, James, and Dr. Bart Washer and wife, Belinda; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home, with the Rev. Brett Miles officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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


Rev. Haynes ‘Tom’ Wilson

Funeral services for the Rev. Haynes “Tom” Wilson, 86, of Benton, Ky., will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Collier Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Bruce Huff and the Rev. Brian Wilson officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Old Salem Cemetery in Murray. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the funeral home.

The Rev. Wilson died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at 6:15 p.m. at Baptist Health in Paducah.

He was born Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1927, in New Concord to the late Otis Wilson and the late Mary (Haynes) Wilson. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as a water department technician for the City of Pontiac, Mich. He served as an evangelist for over 44 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Gilbertsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Mark Thomas Wilson; and one sister, Lola Mae Rivers.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty (Colson) Wilson, of Benton; two sons, the Rev. Brian Matthew Wilson and wife, Candy, of Benton, and Barry W. Wilson and wife, Marianne, of French Lick, Ind.; one brother, Christopher Coltrane, of Mancelona, Mich.; one sister, Peggy Richards and husband, Jim, of Oxford, Mich.; and four grandchildren, Jackie Edwards, of Anna, Ill., Aaron Hurst and wife, Kacy, of Hazel, Mary Elizabeth Hurst, of Saudi Arabia, and Joshua James Henry Wilson, of Perth, Western Australia.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, 6026 U.S. Hwy. 641, Gilbertsville, KY 42044.

Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home.


Bobbie Ann Lovett

Funeral services for Bobbie Ann Lovett, of Almo, Ky., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jim Stahler and the Rev. Bob Saywell officiating. Burial will follow in the Coles Campground Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home, and on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, from 10-11 a.m. at the church.

Mrs. Lovett died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

She was born in McCracken County on Oct. 3, 1933, to the late Porter Laird and Viola (Darnall) Laird Henderson. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Murray.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Barton and Geneva Humphrey; and three brothers, Earl Henderson Jr., H.B. Henderson and Tas Henderson.

She is survived by her husband, Damon Lovett, of Almo, to whom she was married on July 16, 1948, in Corinth, Miss.; one daughter, Connie Miller and husband, Greg, of Murray; three sons, Donald Lovett and wife, Nancy, of Murray, Randy Lovett, of Nashville, Tenn., and Larry Robin Lovett and wife, Cathy, of Merritt Island, Fla.; one sister, Jean Haire and husband, Don, of Camden, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Brennan and Addison Miller, both of Murray.

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


Barbara Faye Parker

A graveside service for Barbara Faye Parker, 70, of Murray, Ky., will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Murray City Cemetery, with the Rev. Sammy Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow. No visitation is scheduled.

Mrs. Parker died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

She was born in Sumner County, Tenn., on March 2, 1943, to the late Ray Story and Cora (Kemp) Story. She was a seamstress and a member of Grace Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Joe “Popeye” Parker; and by four brothers, Hugh Story, Kenneth Story, Hoyt Story and Ray Story, Jr.

She is survived by four sons, Gary Henry, of Hardin, Steve Bradley and wife, Julie, of Paoli, Ind., Danny Rogers, of Murray, and Don Rogers, of Murray; four sisters, Ruth Beach, of Murray, Ruby Williams, of Murray, Betty June Sykes, of Dothan, Ala., and her twin sister, Dorothy Manning and husband, Paul, of Murray; one brother, Ira Story and wife, Bonnie, of Hopkinsville; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Vanderbilt University Medical Trauma Center, 1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37232.

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


Vera ‘Burlene’ Steffey

Funeral services for Vera “Burlene” Steffey, 87, of Murray, Ky., will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 10 a.m. at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sammy Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at the Barnett Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ms. Steffey died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray.

She was born in Calloway County on Feb. 14, 1926, to the late Ulus Melton and Lillie (Arnold) Melton. She retired with West View Nursing Home in Murray, now Spring Creek Health Care, and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, James E. Steffey and David A. Steffey; one grandson, D.J. Steffey; three sisters; and four brothers.

She is survived by one son, Donald Steffey and wife, Janice, of Murray; two grandchildren, William “Billy” Steffey and Michael Steffey; and three great-grandchildren.

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


Col. Jimmie Dale Schuman Sr., Ret.

Col. Jimmie Dale Schuman Sr., Ret., 74, of California, Md., formerly of Murray, Ky., died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at his home.

He was born July 7, 1939, in Decatur, Ill., to the late John Joseph Schuman Sr. and the late Rosalie Nichols Schuman. Jimmie entered the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 1, 1957. He attended Chinese language school at Yale University, graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1963, and became an Air Force pilot. After 34 years in the Air Force he retired as a Colonel in 1991. During his career he spent a year in Vietnam as a helicopter gunship pilot for special operations, where he was awarded the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses and 10 Air Medals. He traveled to 40 nations and had tours in Hawaii, Nevada, twice in Germany, a total of 20 different locations. Along the way he met Jimmy Doolittle, Vice President George Bush Sr., Bob Hope and many others because he was in the right place at the right time. He received a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. His career highlights included the Vietnam War, the 1973 Israeli War, flying the C-5 Galaxy, the largest aircraft in the world at the time, and working with the men and women he met along the way on his many Air Force assignments.

He was a Christian man and faithful to the Lord Jesus, so as 2 Corinthians 5:8 says, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord where we are sure he has started his eternal bliss.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane Thorne Schuman; sons, Jimmie Dale Schuman Jr., Gregory F. McVerry and wife, Lorrie, and Bruce E. Schuman and wife, Diane; daughter, Sharon C. Hall and husband, Chris; brothers, Richard L. Schuman, Gene A. Schuman and Darrell L. Schuman and wife, Lynne; and sisters, Maxine L. Estell and husband, Frosty, and Shirley J. McDuffy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Arthur H. Schuman, John Joseph Schuman Jr., Kenneth Schuman, Donald D. Schuman, Ralph E. Schuman and Ronald R. Schuman; and a daughter-in-law, Donna.

The family received friends for Jimmie’s Life Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the funeral home, with Sam Lehman officiating. Interment followed at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, Md.

Pallbearers were Brian McVerry, Greg McVerry, Justin McVerry, Bruce Schuman, Kevin McVerry and Jim Schuman.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org, 1-888-733-6741.

Arrangements were handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, Md.

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