George Jones Dies In Veteran's Hospital In Illinois George Jones, a former Trigg county man, died December 28th, (1944) after a long illness.

Mr Jones was a veteran of World War I. He was operated on in a hospital at Herrin, Ill, and was never able to be returned home.

Mr Jones was born in between the rivers section of Trigg county and lived there until moving to Marshall county several years ago.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the W.O.W.

The funeral was held at Fair Dealing Church in Marshall county. Sunday afternoon. Bro. Golf, of Benton, was in charge and the Masons held a Masonic funeral service at the grave. Aurora, Benton and Golden Pond Lodges were represented.

Pall bearer were members of Berkley Lodge 567, which Brother Jones was a life long member.

Survivors were his wife, Mrs Rose Jones, two daughters, Virginia Baker of Benton, Kentucky, Mary Louise Jones, U.S. Navy, one brother James Jones of Paducah, Ky, one granddaughter, Wanda Carol Baker and a host of relatives and friends, who mourn his death.
Cadiz Record Jan 1945


EDDYVILLE, Ky.--Eddith F. Koon, 91, of Eddyville died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2000 at Caldwell County Hospital in Princeton.
She was a member of Star Lime Works Pentecostal Church in the "Between the Rivers" area, now Land Between the Lakes, near Grand Rivers.

Surviving are one son, Carl Koon of Princeton; four daughters, Virginia Holsapple, Pat Rogers and Elva Mae White, all of Eddyville, and Eileen Rau of Benton; one sister, Eva Brooks of Kuttawa; six grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; seven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie Koon. Her parents were George and Nina Fulks Orr.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville. The Rev. Wayne Glass will officiate, and burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Old Eddyville.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.


July 2, 1924
Mollie Leneave Dies In Paducah
Former Citizen Of Trigg County Is Victim of Appendicitis Operation
Mr. Temolean Leneave, a former well known and popular citizen of Trigg county, but for a year past a resident of Palms, Marshall county, died at the I. C. hospital in Paducah at nine o'clock last Wednesday night.

Mr. Leneave was taken to the hospital on Monday before and underwent an operation for appendicitis. The appendix had ruptured when the operation was performed, and it was feared then that his recovery was hopeless. He lingered until Wednesday night when the summons came.

Mr. Leneave was a son of the late E. W. Leneave, of the Mershon bridge section, and grew to manhood in Trigg county.

He resided near Golden Pond for a number of years, and a few years ago, moved to Marshall county, and lived until last Summer four miles from Eggner's Ferry. He then bought property at Palma, which is on the highway between Paducah and Eggner's Ferry, fifteen miles from Paducah and had since been engaged in the garage and shop business.

He was married in 1883 to Miss Ambia Cunningham. Ten children were born to this union, all of whom are living, together with the wife. The children are: Mrs. Hugh Oakley, five miles west of Cadiz; Mrs. Cecil Ryan, of Eggner's Ferry; Mrs. Howard Pace, of Hardin; Jap W. Leneave, of near Golden Pond; W. Hodge Leneave, of Palma; Homer B. Leneave, of near Golden Pond; A. Lewis Leneave of Chicago, and the three youngest sons, Dale, Clarence and Claudius, who resided at home.

Four brothers and three sisters are also living, as follows: Dee Leneave, five miles west of Cadiz, E. T. Leneave, of Princeton; Coy Leneave, of Cloverdale, Ala,; Sam Leneave, of Paducah; Mrs. King Alexander, of near Siloam; Mrs. Carter B. Greenwood, of Mershon bridge, and Mrs. R. C. Crisp, of Cadiz.

Mr. Leneave united with the Baptist church at the age of seventeen and had been a consistent member since that time. At the time of his death he was deacon of his church at Palma and also superintendent of the Sunday school. In fact, he had belonged to a number of different congregations since joining the church as a young man, and had been an officer in all of them and very active in church work.

He was also a Mason, having held his membership with Berkley Lodge of Golden Pond for many years.

Burial took place at the grave yard at Palma near his home, Thursday afternoon at four o'clock. Funeral services were conducted by a Baptist minister of Benton.

There are few better men in all this section then "Molle" Leneave. He was not only active in his church and its work, but was a good neighbor and a splendid citizen as well. He was a king husband, a good father, devoted to his friends and neighbors, and a man who stood for things highest and best.

Hundreds of old friends in Trigg county are saddened by his untimely death and in his community it will be a long time until some one is found to fill his place.

Cadiz Record

Guy Litchfield

BENTON, Ky. — Services for Guy Edward Litchfield, 88, of Benton will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mayfield Branch in Mayfield, where he was a member. Branch president Danny Miller will officiate, with burial in Jenny Ridge Cemetery at Land Between the Lakes.

Mr. Litchfield died Friday in Benton.

He was a retail grocer and a retired monument retailer and engraver.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Mabel Washburn Litchfield; two daughters, Sharon Kaye Litchfield Thompson of St. Louis and Rebecca Sue Litchfield Lamb of Columbia, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Laura Jean Wolf of Memphis, Tenn., and Judith Lee Dawson of Benton; a son, Gilbert Guy Litchfield of Spanish Fork, Utah; two stepsons, John Lewis Dawson of Benton and James Walter Dawson of Murray; a brother, Allan Ashby Litchfield of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Stella Karlene Cook Litchfield; a son, Patrick William Litchfield; three brothers; and two sisters. His parents were Henry Clifton Litchfield and Iva Birdie Joyce Litchfield.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Collier Funeral Home of Benton and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.


Mrs. Vioma Lucille (Higgins)Lofton, 74, Calvert City, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at 4:50 a.m. at Calvert City Convalescent Center.

She was a member of Jenny Ridge Pentecostal Church in Calloway County.

Preceding her in death were one daughter, Patricia Lofton, one son, Howard T. Balentine, and one brother, Houston Higgins. She was the daughter of the late Lemon Higgins and Ella Meredith Higgins.
Survivors include her husband, Willie J. Lofton Sr., Puryear, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Butler, Calvert City, and Mrs. Tina Bailey, Gilbertsville; two sons, Willie J. Lofton Jr., Ledbetter, and Mark A. Lofton, Puryear; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Lofton, Calvert City; four brothers, Thelbert Joyce, Hardin, Alvin Joyce, Paducah, Darvin Higgins, Reidland, and C.D. Higgins, Almo; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home, Benton. The Rev. Elijah Balentine will officiate. Burial will follow in the Jenny Ridge Cemetery in Trigg Couinty.

From Murray Ledger and Times
Submitted By Craig Thweatt


Services for Willie James Lofton, 76, of Paducah will be at 2 p.m. today at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home with the Rev. Elijah Balentine officiating. Burial will be at Jenny Ridge Cemetery in Land Between the Lakes.

Mr. Lofton died at 2:20 p.m. Friday (July 4, 2008) at Lourdes hospital.

He was a member of Jenny Ridge Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary E. Butler of Benton and Tina Bailey of Gilbertsville; two sons, Mark A. Lofton and Willie J. Lofton, both of Ledbetter; two sisters, Lura Stevenson of Palma and Nell Turner of Morganfield; one brother, Tommy Neil Turner of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vioma Lucille Higgins Lofton; three brothers; and two sisters. His parents were Thomas Lofton and Mathel Lofton Turner.

Paducah Sun   July 6, 2008

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