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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:00 am

Ross B. Smith

Ross B. Smith, 94, South 15th Street, Murray, died today, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at 5:30 a.m. at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

He was born March 15, 1912.

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

Leonard Schindler

Leonard Schindler, 84, Murray, died today, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at 6:30 a.m. at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Churchill-Imes Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. June Dick Taylor

Mrs. June Dick Taylor, 59, Middlesboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at 5:10 a.m. at Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital.

A 1965 graduate of Calloway County High School, she was a cosmetologist for 41 years and was a member of Binghamtown Baptist Church.

One brother, Elzie Dick, preceded her in death. Born in Calloway County, she was the daughter of the late Ellis Dick and VeOpal Boggess Dick.

Survivors include one son, Chris Roach, Benton; one daughter, Mrs. Angela Gaines, Harrogate, Tenn.; one sister, Mrs. Eva Hale, Murray; four brothers, L.C. Dick and Willie Dick, both of Murray, Rob Dick, Benton, and Rev. Dewey Dick, Hardin; three grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Lindsey Funeral Home, 226 N. Fourth St., Paducah. Rev. David Brasher will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hicks Cemetery in Calloway County.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Daniel (Kayo) Mullen

Daniel (Kayo) Mullen, 71, Paducah, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at 3 p.m. at Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah. His death was from cancer.

He was a member of Highland Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he served as an usher. He was a Class A member of Professional Golfers' Association of America and a member of Southern Turfgrass Association, where he served time as a director. He was a well-known local golfer during his early years, playing and winning in many area tournaments, including the West Kentucky Amateur. He was a five-time runner-up in the Irvin Cobb Championship.

For 14 years, he was employed as head professional greens superintendent at Poplar Meadows Country Club, of Union City, Tenn., before returning to Paducah in 1974 to serve at Paxton Park as greens superintendent and then park director until retiring in 1997. During those years he taught golf lessons to many golfers including PGA Touring Professionals Kenny Perry and Russ Cochran.

He was a member of the United States Marine Corps.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Eddie Mullen and Miami Marshall Mullen; one sister, Anna Pinnegar; and two brothers, Charles Edward Mullen and George David Mullen.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Velva Richards Mullen, to whom he had been married for 49 years; two daughters, Mrs. Tammy Gingles and husband, Ralph, Murray, and Mrs. Tina Gamble and husband, Tim, Hickory; one son, Daniel Ray Mullen and wife, Penny, Paducah; an adopted daughter, Patricia Ellen Thompson, Paducah; one sister, Mrs. Shirley Roberts and husband, Randal, Symsonia; three brothers, Eddie Mullen Jr. and wife, Jean, and Larry Thomas Mullen and wife, Jeanne, all of Paducah, and James Paul Mullen and wife, Elke, Hudson, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Sydney and Oliver Mullen, Matt, Jenny and Julie Gingles, and Lindsay and Jamie Gamble; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Rev. Terry Vasseur, Mark Bryant and Rev. Robert Mullen will officiate.

Pallbearers will be John Gill, Larry Clark, Ricky Burton, Gary Burton, James Cisco and Mark Bryant, active, and Willie O'Bryan, honorary. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today (Thursday).

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Relay for Life, c/o Western Kentucky Hematology & Oncology Group, PSC, 225 Medical Center Drive, Suite 301, Paducah, Ky., 42003, or Paxton Park Capital Improvement Fund, P.O. Box 7624, Paducah, Ky., 42001.

Mrs. Lillie G. Powers

The funeral for Mrs. Lillie G. Powers will be today (Thursday) at noon at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Owensboro. Burial will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery, Owensboro. James S. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory, Owensboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Online messages of condolence may be made at

Mrs. Powers, 65, Owensboro, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Ind.

She was of Catholic faith.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Sgt. Robert Gregory Powers, on Feb. 16, 1971; two sons, J. Gregory Powers on Jan. 22, 2007, and Christopher Scott Powers; and one brother, Raymond Payne. Born Feb. 22, 1941, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of the late Adrian Payne and Ruth Morris Payne.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Anthony Powers and Samuel Powers, and two daughters, Jamie Santos and Amy Elliott, all of Owensboro; five sisters, Mrs. Trudy Hickey and husband, Eddie, Oak Harbor, Wash., her twin, Mrs. Jane Blackburne and husband, Ken, Columbia, Tenn., Mrs. Doris Johnson and husband, Norman, Owensboro, Mrs. Carolyn Lopes and husband, Richard, Newton, Mass., and Mrs. Mary Barnett and husband, Emett, Whitesville; four brothers, Tomm Payne, Mobile, Ala., Joe Payne and wife, Minnie, Knottsville, Adrian (A.J.) Payne, Bardstown, and Chris Payne and wife, Pam, Philpot; sister-in-law, Mrs. Theresa Marie Clark, Murray; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Tommie Orr

A graveside service for Mrs. Tommie Orr will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Walker Cemetery in Henry County, Tenn. Rev. Terry Wilson will officiate.

Active pallbearers will be Clint Paschall, Russ Orr, Jamie Orr, Mark Hemphill, Tilman Paschall and George Ligon. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Paschall, Morris Jenkins, Roy Paschall, Rickie Orr, KennyJenkins and Danny Zuckscherit, all deacons of North Fork Baptist Church, and Clarence Paschall, Ray Paschall and Gervis Paschall.

Visitation will be at Miller Funeral Home of Hazel from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday).

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hazel Relay for Life, c/o Pat Latimer, P.O. Box 1080, Murray, Ky., 42071.

Mrs. Orr, 92, Murray, formerly of Henry County, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at 6:45 a.m. at Spring Creek Health Care.

She was a member of North Fork Baptist Church.

Her husband, Herbert Orr, three sisters, Beatrice Romey, Seattle Hemphill and Delight Cannon, and three brothers, Bob Jurney, Jim Jurney and Dick Jurney, all preceded her in death. Born June 26, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Wrather Jurney and Ora Wade Jurney.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Linda Harding, one granddaughter, Mrs. Kathy Ligon and husband, George, and one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Ligon, all of Murray; great-nephew, Mark Hemphill, Paris, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Gladys Jurney, Illinois, and Mrs. Alberta Jurney, Jacksonville, Fla.