June 11, 2003

Billy J. Piper, 80, of Uniontown, died at 4:25 a.m., Monday, June 9, 2003 at Methodist Hospital Henderson. Mr. Piper was a World War II veteran. He received a Purple Heart and fought in five major battles. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Uniontown. He was preceded in death by a son Mark Piper in 1964. Survivors include his wife Mae Piper; two daughters Norma and Jimmy Mann of Morganfield and Pamela Starkey of Henderson; three sons, Darrell Piper and a special friend Debbie of Paducah, Michael and Kathy Piper of Duluth, Minn., and Brian Piper of Clay; one sister Janet and Wayne Alvey of Corydon; one brother Walter Piper of Uniontown; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today Wednesday, at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Rev. Zach Hibbs officiating. Burial will be in the City Cemetery in Uniontown. Friends may call from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

Martha Lewis Pryor, 81, of Sturgis, died at 10:50 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2003 at Methodist Hospital Union County. Mrs. Pryor was a retired school teacher and had taught at Sturgis High School and Union County High School She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sturgis. Survivors include her husband Charles Pryor Jr.; one daughter Mary Kay Lamb of Sturgis; one son Charles L. Pryor of Sturgis; four grandchildren, Allison Pryor, Chad Pryor Lamb, Lindsay Pryor Moore and Kelsey Lamb; and one great-grandchild, Conner Blair Moore. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the first Baptist church in Sturgis with Rev. Don Phelps officiating. Burial will in the Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time at the Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Memorial contributions can be made to the first Baptist Church.

Dorothy (Reynolds) Corley, 75, died at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2003. Mrs. Corley was born Sept. 14, 1927 to Arby and Odie Reynolds. She attended both the Church of God of Prophecy and The Alvord Church of God and loved gospel music. Survivors include three daughters, Minnetta and her husband Bill Ohning of Evansville, Rhonda and her husband Dennis Ryan of Evansville and Judy Gish of Newburgh; one sister, Melba Odom of Sturgis; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; best friends Bro. and Sis Woodrow Jackson; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 10 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis with Rev. Woodrow Jackson and William Gaddis officiating. Burial was in the Caseyville Cemetery in Union County.

Brian Lamont Ray Tyler, three months, of Morganfield, died Friday morning, June 6, 2003 at his residence. Survivors include his mother Latkeya Tyler of Morganfield; his father Michael Reid of Morganfield; grandparents, Rosa Burkins of Evansville, Ind., Ralph Folden of Evansville, and Leroy and Nanny Burkins of Sturgis; one sister, Kyiha Reid of Morganfield; three brothers, James Waddlington, Ya'rell Tyler and Cameron Reid, all of Morganfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 10 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with Brother Ronnie Burkins officiating. Burial was in the Odd Fellow Cemetery in Morganfield.

Edna Mae Phillips, 70, died at 2:45 a.m. June 4 in a local hospital in Macon, Ga. Survivors included her husband of 50 years John of Macon; one brother James Trainer of Sturgis; one sister Lillian Hagg of Elkton; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and burial was held Friday, June 6, in Macon.


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