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Paulette Smith Fritz

Paulette Smith Fritz, age 63 of Sikeston, Missouri passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at her residence. She was born January 25, 1949 in Woodbury, Kentucky, daughter of the late Paul and Hazel (Kincade) Smith. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a self employed Hairdresser at Shear Perfection in Sikeston. On August 14, 1978 in Raton, New Mexico, she married Joe Fritz he survives of the home in Sikeston.


Rita Hunt

Rita McKinney Hunt, 70 of Morgantown, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Morgantown Care and Rehab in Morgantown. Rita was born June 10, 1942 in Butler County to the late Thurman and Eva Embry McKinney and she was the wife of the late James "Jimmy" Hunt. She was a member of Belmont General Baptist Church and a homemaker. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Belmont Christian Academy 3080 Brownsville Rd. Morgantown, Ky. 42261.


Brenda Kay White

Brenda Kay White, 61, of Leitchfield, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at her residence in Leitchfield, Kentucky. The Butler County native was born March 5, 1951, to the late Clarence Edward Phelps and Dorothy Lee Douglas Phelps.  She was an employee of MTD Manufacturing and a member of Carve Rock Church. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Doris Lou Phelps, and in-laws Owen and Mildred White.


Delora Jerlene Lewis

Delora Jerlene Lewis, age 73, of Renee Street, Russellville, died at the home of her daughter on Friday, August 10, 2012.  She was a Butler County native, born March 3, 1939 to the late Anthony Bert Hudnall and Nelda Peay Hudnall. She retired from Emerson Electric and was a member of the Crittenden Drive Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her husband, A. D. Lewis and a grandson, Jeremy Grise.

She is survived by:

1 Son ~ Derrick Lewis ~ Russellville


Irmalee Fay Threlkel

Irmalee Fay Threlkel, 81, of Roundhill, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at the Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab-Rosewood, Bowling Green, Ky. The Butler County Native was born October 21, 1930, to the late Joe and Myrtle Smith Raymer.  She was a retired employee of Famco American Air Filters, a member of  Roundhill Church of Christ, and the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harlie Threlkel; son Garry Threlkel and brother J.W. Raymer.


James Hatcher

James Hatcher,50, of Columbia, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center.  He was the son of the late Darold Glyn and Josephine Borders Hatcher.  He loved being outdoors and was always hunting and fishing.  When he was growing up, he loved to play baseball.  He also loved to cook.  His family said he would never lie to you and would always give people a chance.  He loved his family and will be greatly missed.  He was always willing to help someone in need.


Nelma Johnson

Nelma V. Johnson, 86 of Morgantown, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at her residence in Morgantown. Nelma was born September 16, 1925 in Butler County to the late Jesse and Laura Bryant Cox and she was the wife of the late Oval Johnson; they married May 8, 1943. She was a member of Christian Home Church of Christ and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters Margie Shepherd and Kathleen Johnson and one brother J.W. Cox.


Jerry Wayne McKinney

Jerry Wayne McKinney, 69 of Bowling Green, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Jerry was born April 1, 1943, in Butler County to the late Andy C. and Beulah Sweazy McKinney. He was a salesman for Joe and NaDine Morris at Morris Motors at the Volkswagen Dealership, part owner of Lloyd McKinney Motors, owned and operated several car dealerships in the Bowling Green area and enjoyed buying and sellings properties. He was preceded in death by four brothers Chester E. "Pete" McKinney, Carlos Lee McKinney, Curtis H.


John Thomas “J.T.” Gilstrap

John Thomas “J.T.” Gilstrap, 79, of Cromwell, passed away, Monday, August 6, 2012 at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born June 27, 1933 in Ohio County, Kentucky to the late Dewey and Alma Baize Gilstrap. He was a member of Oak Grove Church of God in Cromwell and was retired from the Ohio County Board of Education and was a self-employed contractor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Gilstrap and Alma Baize Gilstrap, a brother, Willard Gilstrap, a sister, Lulabell Morris and a grandson, Timothy Gilstrap.


Juanita Gilstrap

Juanita Hunt Gilstrap, 81 of Morgantown, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green. Juanita was born October 12, 1930 in Butler County to the late Charles D. Hunt and Mary E. Meadows Hunt and wife of the late Lendol Gilstrap. She was a member of New Beginings Ministry and a retired insurance agent. She was preceded in death by three brothers Charles H., Edward J., and Glenward Hunt; and 4 sisters Von Martin, Mildred Moon, Melvolia B. Daugherty and Thelma Daniels.



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