Ruth Smith, 99, of Jackson, Mississippi, died on Wednesday, June 20 at Inglewood Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on June 25 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home High Street Chapel with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Smith was born in Kuttawa on July 30. She attended Western Kentucky University and was the eldest member of Calvery Baptist Church. She was an honorary life member of Alta Raymond Garden Club and a past president. She was a past member of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded on death by her husband, J. Calhoun Smith; two sisters, Naomi Yates Brasher and Julia Yates Knoth.
Survivors include a son, Robert Orren Smith of Jackson, Mississippi; one daughter, Maxyne Sheffield of Atlanta, Georgia; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one half-sister Dorothy Yates Holsapple; two half-brothers, Russell H. Yates and Hugh E. Yates and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Mississippi Children’s Home Society, 1801 N. West Street, Jackson, MS 3902.
Services for Guthrie Lee Higgins, 63, of Marianna, Florida, formally of Lyon County were held on Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at King’s Funeral Home in Cadiz.
Reverend Ronnie Fox officiated with burial in Newby Cemetery in Lyon County.
Mr. Higgins died on Sunday, June 10 at 4 a.m. at his residence in Florida after a long illness. He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Lamasco Baptist Church in Lamasco.
Mr. Higgins was born in Lyon County on February 13, 1938.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Gilbert Higgins and Genella Smith Rogers.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Higgins of Florida; one son, Gary Lee Higgins of Montrose, Colorado; one daughter, Chandra K. Panther of Montrose; one step-son, Jaryn Monk of Florida; one sister, Brenda Higgins McNeil of South Carolina two grandchildren; three nieces; two uncles and one aunt.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Newby Cemetery Trust Fund, C/O Farmers Bank and Trust, Princeton, Ky 42445.
Bill Palmer, 86, of Princeton died on Sunday, October 27 at 6:15 a.m., at his home.
Visitation was held at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton on Tuesday, October 29. A private committal service was held.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Princeton, member of Clinton Masonic Lodge 82 in Princeton and a member of Elks BPOE Lodge 1115 in Princeton.
He owned and operated Palmers Welding and Machine Shop in Princeton for several years. He was a retired welder and construction worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie F. Palmer and Maude Crisp Palmer.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Glass Palmer; two sons, Jerry Palmer of Louisville and William “Bill’ Palmer of Sikeston, Missouri; two daughters, Diane Holloway and Janice Gastrich, both of Louisville; one sister Evelyn Dill of Michigan; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ethan Kye Vinson
Ethan Kye Vinson, of Caldwell County, died at 1:11 a.m., at Western Baptist Hospital, in Paducah. He was the infant son of Chad and Heather Vinson.
He is survived by his parents, Chad and Heather Vinson of Caldwell County; a paternal grandmother, Cynthia Mason Vinson of Princeton; a paternal great-grandmother, Mable Mason of Princeton; paternal great-grandparents, C.T. and Geraldine Vinson of Eddyville; paternal great-grandparents, Bill and Marlene Coursey of Fredonia; a maternal grandmother, Arlene Oliver of Princeton; a maternal grandfather, Kenneth “Duck” Oliver of Princeton; and two aunts Jessica Oliver and Ashlee Vinson, both of Princeton. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Terry T. Vinson and paternal great-grandfather, James H. Mason.
Graveside services were held Wed., Nov. 6, at 1 p.m., at Meeks Cemetery in Caldwell County with the Rev. David Brown officiating. Morgan’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.