The Paducah Sun from Paducah, Kentucky (2024)

6-C THE PADUCAH SUN, PADUCAH, KY. DEATHS Attorney Joe Grace of Paducah is dead Joseph J. Grace, a former state legislator and prominent Paducah attorney, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday at Western Baptist Hospital. He was 74.

Mr. Grace had served as a state senator and as a member of the state House of Representatives as well as being a well-known lawyer. "Joe Grace was the finest criminal defense attorney in west Kentucky," said McCracken Commonwealth Attorney Mark Bryant. A native of Wickliffe, Mr. Grace was the son of the late Joseph and Anne Grace of Wickliffe.

He moved to Paducah in 1946 and had practiced law here since then. He was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church, the Paducah Elks Lodge and the Paducah Kiwanis Club and was a past president of the McCracken County Bar Association. Mr. Grace is survived by his wife, Adine Langstaff Services for Mrs. Adine Corbett Langstaff, 84, Charleston Apartments, will be 3 p.m.

Monday at Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. Perry Burton and the Rev. Tim Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemtery. Mrs.

Langstaff died at 5:50 a.m. Saturday at Western Baptist Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Langstaff, and a son, Tom Corbett Langstaff. A member of Grace Church, she is survived by three sons, James Langstaff, Oklawala, Morton Langstaff, Alexandria, and Jon Langstaff, Couer d'Alene, Idaho; a daughter, Mrs. Ina McKenzie, Montezuma, a sister, Mrs.

Hannah Shelton, Paducah, 15 grandchildren and 5 greatgrandchildren. The family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Grace Church or a favorite charity. Friends may call at Roth Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements, after noon today. Willie Ray Polk EDDYVILLE, Ky. Services for Willie Ray Polk, 68, will be held at 2.

p.m. Monday at Dunn's Mortuary. The Revs. Larry Mulberry and Guy Bayes will officiate. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. today. Mr. Polk died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

He was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Doris Polk; five sons, Troy, Charles and Rodney Polk, all of Kuttawa, Harold Polk, Princeton, and Gregg Polk, Fredonia; two daughters, Mrs. Yvonne Bynum, Mayfield, and Mrs. April Woodall, Fredonia; a brother, Ellis Polk, Hopkinsville; a sister, Clara Bell Dycus, Kuttawa, 12 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m.

today. Elizabeth Grooms MAYFIELD, Ky. Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Webb Grooms, 78, Mayfield, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev.

Wallace Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemtery. Mrs. Grooms, a retired employee of Andover Clothing Co. here, died at 5:30 p.m.

Friday at Mayfield Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Walter Grooms; three daughters, Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Linda Glover, both of Mayfield, and Mrs. Wilma Burnett of Kirksey; a sister, Mrs.

Grace Key of Wall Lake, 26 great-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today. Virginia Vaughn Services for Miss Virginia Vaughn, 1511 Jefferson will be 2 p.m. today at Kennedy Funeral Home with 0.D. McKendree officiating.

Burial will follow in Maplelawn Cemetery. Miss Vaughn died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at home. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Aileen Tankersley, and a nephew, Jim Tankersley, both of Paducah.

Arlevia Alexander LA CENTER, Ky. Services for Mrs. Arlevia Alexander, 91, La Center, will be 2:30 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home here. The Rev.

Franklin Stone will officiate and burial will follow in the Henderson Cemetery. Mrs. Alexander died at home Thursday at 6 p.m. A member of Fairview Baptist Church, she is survived by three nieces. a a SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 1981 Volcano CALVERT CITY, Ky.

Mrs. Beulah 0. Carter, 72, Calvert City, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday at Western Baptist Hospital in Beulah O. Carter Paducah.

A native of Indiana, she was the widow of Azzie W. Carter. Mrs. Carter is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Baker, Benton, Mrs.

Lucille Reed, Calvert City, and Mrs. Lois Cramer, Hoopestown, a son, J.D. Carter, Mantito, a sister, Mrs. Nora Hostetter, La Porte, a brother, Ralph Martin, Deer Lodge, 11 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Another son, Kenneth L.

Carter, preceded in death. Services will be Tuesday at Brown-Alkire Funeral in Hoopestown, Ill. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopestown. Johnson-Lambert Funeral Home in 1 Calvert City is in charge of arrangements. Thomas B.

Burns CAIRO, Ill. Services for Thomas B. Burns, 84, Cairo, will be 9 a.m. Monday, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church here will the 1 Rev.

Labin Grawe officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Villa Ridge, Ill. Mr. Burns, a former switchman for the New York Central Railroad and a collector for the First Bank and Trust Company of Cairo, died Friday night in Union County Hospital. He was a member of St.

Patrick's Church, the International Brotherhood of Trainmen and an honorary member of Cairo Knights of Columbus Council 1027. Mr. Burns was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Burns and a son, Donald Burns. Survivors include a son, Thomas B. Burns of Cairo; a granddaughter, Mrs.

Donna Kreher, Chatham, two grandsons, Thomas E. Burns, Atlanta, and John P. Burns, Cairo, five great-grandchildren and other relatives. Friends may call at Barkett Funeral Home from 2 until 4 p.m. today.

Ruth S. Lee CAIRO, Ill. Services for Mrs. Ruth S. Lee, 52, St.

Charles, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cairo Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Potts officiating. Burial will follow Spencer Heights Cemetery in Mounds, Ill. A former Cairo resident and member of Cairo Baptist Church, Lee died Thursday night at Delnor Hospital in St.

Charles. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luther (Buck) Self. She is survived by her husband, Roy Lee; two daughters, Mrs. Faith Jordan of Sulphur Springs, and Mrs. Brenda Kratzberg, Moline, a son, Jack Burns, Moline; a stepson, Roy Lee II, Chicago; a stepdaughter, Mrs.

Virginia Cass, River Grove, her mother, Mrs. Laberta Moore, Cairo; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lou White, Houston, six grandchildren and other relatives. Friends may call at Barkett Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today.

The body will be taken to the church 10 a.m. Monday. James E. Barclay CLINTON, Ky. Services for James E.

Barclay, 59, Clinton, will be 2 p.m. today at Hopkins and Brown Funeral Home here. The Rev. Ricky Burton and the Rev. William Mann will officiate and burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Mr. Barclay, a mail carrier, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. He is survived by a daughter, Gail Malugin of Clinton; a son, Brent Barclay of Clinton; a stepmother, Mrs. Vera Barclay, Clinton; two brothers, Bobby Barclay, Germantown, and Dale Barclay, Clinton.

WKMS-FM closes 'Festival' series in Murray today MURRAY, Ky. is the final day, of the "Friendship Festival" held by WKMS-FM at Murray State University. According to Bruce Smith, station manager, a variety of shows is offered during the "Friendship Festival" to raise tax-deductible contributions to help pay for higher quality programming. The day's, activities will begin at 7 a.m. with classical favorities.

This will include works of Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart and will be hosted by Smith and Joe Jackson, operations manager. "Those Were The Years" will begin at noon and cover America's musical heritage of eight decades beginning in 1900. All staff members will host separate segments of the show with comedy features and news from each decade. Contributions to the public radio station may be made by telephoning 759-4040 or writing to WKMS Special Fund, Box 2018 University Station, Murray, Ky. 42071.

Volcano causes worries causes Virginia, Paducah; a daughter, Mary Christine Turner, Jackson, a sister, Mrs. Christine Pharris, Glastonbury, a grandson, Robert Edward Turner III, Jackson, and a niece, Mrs. Vawn Coleman, Glastonbury. Arrangements are incomplete at Roth Funeral Home, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Woodrow Smith MURRAY, Ky. Services for Woodrow Smith, 68, Murray, be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at BlalockColeman Funeral 1 Home with Ed Davis officiating. Burial will be in Murray Memorial Gardens. The body of Mr.

Smith, who drowned in Kentucky Lake on March 24, was recovered Saturday near the Eggner Ferry Bridge on U.S. 68. A native of Calloway County, Mr. Smith was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.

He was a member of New Concord Church of Christ and the Murray Masonic Lodge No. 105 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Billie Mathis Smith; his mother, Mrs. Ada Smith, Murray; three stepsons, Gene Osburn, Columbia, S.C., Bill Osburn, Murray, and Neil Osburn, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Faye Jewels, Murray, and six grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Monday. Nannie Watson MARION, Ky. Services for Mrs. Nannie May Watson, 82, Marion, will be at 2 p.m.

Monday at Hunt-Gilbert Funeral Home here. The Revs. Mac Dawson and Robert Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery in Marion. Mrs.

Watson died at 9 p.m. Thursday at her home. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Anna Mae York, Marion, Mrs. Thelma Katherine Lynn, Kelso, Mrs.

Frances Ruth Bower, Vancover, and Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Farrell, Indianapolis, two sons, Norman Watson, Fayetteville, N.C., and George Watson, Pompano Beach, a sister, Mrs. Lillian McFalls, Marion; a brother, Ancel Conger, West Frankfor, eight grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home today. Ollie B.

Smith Services for Mrs. Ollie B. Smith, 218 Meecham Lane, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Lindsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Hebel officiating.

Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery Marshall County. Mrs. Smith, who attended Highland Baptist Church, died at 6:10 a.m. Saturday at Lourdes Hospital. She is survived by three sisters, Susie McCalister and Almeda Ringstaff, both of Paducah, and Agnes Sills of Kevil; a granddaughter, Joyce Sedberry of Paducah; a grandson, Joe Smith, Calvert City, and five greatgrandchildren.

Merrie Lockett MAYFIELD, Ky. Mrs. Merrie T. Lockett, 217 N. 4th St.

here, died Saturday: at 2:30 a.m. at her residence. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Martha Lockett, Mayfield, and a niece and a nephew. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Byrn Funeral Home with the Rev.

John Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today. W.G. Sielbeck METROPOLIS, Ill.

Services for W.G. Sielbeck of Metropolis will be at 2 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home here. The Rev. Earl R.

Black will officiate and burial will be in Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery in Massac County. Mr. Sielbeck died at 7:40 a.m. Friday at Massac Memorial Hospital. Grace Farrill VIENNA, Ill Services for Grace Farrill, 85, Buncombe, will be at 2 p.m.

today at Whitnel Funeral Home here. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Buncombe. Mrs. Farrill died Friday at Union County Hospital in Anna.

She is survived by her husband, Clovis Farrill; two daughters, Lavonia Hiller of Grand Detour, and Ethel McIntire, Dixon, a son, Everett Farrill of Vienna; a brother, Dennis Perry, Carbondale; three grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) Rumblings beneath Mount St. Helens diminished Saturday, a day after the volcano's first steam and ash eruption of 1981, but scientists warned the mountain could blow again at any time. "There's been a decline in activity," said Susan RussellRobinson, a U.S.

Geological Survey geologist here. "But we still have an eruption alert. We're still cautioning that more eruptive activity may occur." The eruption Friday, in which a plume of steam and ash blasted to 15,500 feet about sea level, was the sixth ash eruption since the volcano blew its top last May 18, leaving 61 people dead or missing. On Saturday, seismographs recorded about one small earthquake an hour beneath the volcano, compared to about eight quakes an hour for much of Friday. And the National Weather Service canceled a flash flood watch, saying there was "little indication of any increased volcanic activity." Heavy clouds prevented scientists from getting a look at the volcano.

They believe the eruption may have signaled that a lava dome is once again building in the crater. "At this point, it's critical to see the crater area so we can assess what is happening," Ms. RussellRobinson said. Arnold Grawe (right), a trader visitor to his booth an article Fur Takers Spring Rendezvous Land Between The Lakes Saturday. 20 years United with Bay By DAN SEWELL Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) At the last minute, President John F.

Kennedy canceled promised air cover and the exile's landing craft were sitting ducks. The Cuban air force sank three of their ships. Thick reefs along the ill beaches tore out the bottoms of landing craft that escaped the Cuban fighters. And once they landed, the attackers had to slog through miles of swampland. Hundreds of trained reinforcements awaiting orders at secret bases in Guatemala, Florida and Louisiana were never called.

And ammunition dropped to the exile volunteers fighting on one beach was for Springfield rifles. They were carrying M-1s. It happened 20 years ago this week: The Bay of Pigs invasion, one of the most humiliating adventures in American history. Cuban President Fidel Castro, whose young communist regime was the target of the ill-fated, CIAsponsored mission, calls it "my first victory over Yankee Walt Rostow, then a top White House aide and now a University of Texas professor, calls it the "most screwed-up operation there has ever been." Some 114 exiled Cuban volunteers, and several members of the Alabama National Guard, died. Another 1,189 were taken prisoner and held in Cuban prisons for 22 months until the United States agreed to ransom them for $53 million in food and medicine.

There will be joyous marches and street fiestas in Cuba to commemorate the U.S. debacle that consolidated Castro's rule in the Caribbean island nation after a 1959 revolution. And in Miami, thousands of Cuban exiles whose numbers grow each time Castro opens the human floodgates across the Florida Straits will gather in Little Havana at the ransomed Bay of Pigs veterans to monument to Brigade 2506 a the recall the bitter setback and what it meant to their homeland. Manuel "Tony" de Varona, a former Cuban vice president who now heads an exile confederation known as the Cuban Patriotic Junta, was one of the volunteers who waited in vain for orders to move on Cuba. "This anniversary reminds me that Cuba could have been liberated and guerrilla activity throughout Latin America could have been avoided," he said.

"The people of Cuba could have had progress, peace and stability." Instead of turning on the bearded 7 dictator in military fatigues as CIA and Kennedy administration planners had hoped, Cubans hailed the victorious leader of the "people's revolution" after the Bay of Pigs victory. His international influence grew, particularly in Latin America, and he drew closer to the Soviet Union. That relationship led to increased Soviet military aid, including the missiles that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. Castro strengthened internal security with secret police and neighborhood vigilantes, all but wiping out public dissent. Thousands who opposed him were rounded up when the invasion began.

An from Booneville, shows a during the 1981 West Kentucky at Camp Energy in TVA's (Staff Photo by Barkley Thieleman) ago States' bitter of Pigs invasion unknown number were executed. After the missile crisis, the United States offered assurance that it would no longer try to invade Cuba, and the CIA, whose plans to overthrow Castro began in the Eisenhower administration, stopped supporting exile groups. The exiles launched dozens of small commando raids in the 1960s, but as the Cuban army and navy grew stronger with Soviet assistance, the "mosquito raids" were discontinued, with the last confirmed in 1970. Nevertheless, exile groups still flourish. "We want to maintain the spirit.

We talk about Castro and said Brigade: 2506 President PerezFranco. Some brigade members train on weekends with the Freedom Fighters, a loosely organized group that claims a membership of about 600 and practices small-arms fire and maneuvers at a camp in the Everglades. Their activities have been disavowed by the U.S. government. They say they are waiting for the Cuban revolution to begin.

Recently, seven members of the anti-Castro organization Alpha 66 were arrested on federal firearms charges as they prepared to leave the Florida Keys for a commando raid on Cuba. The group claims to have infiltrated guerrillas in Cuba during the past year. experience recalled Perez-Franco, now 52, says he would leave for another invasion of Cuba "tomorrow." "It is impossible to think now of another Bay of Pigs invasion. Fidel is very, very strong. But the people in Cuba are starting to wake up.

I'm sure the Castro army doesn't want to fight the people in Cuba; their brothers and sisters. "Maybe," he says with hope, "Reagan will be more Afredo Duran, now a Miami attorney, is the son of a wealthy Cuban landowner who fled during Castro's revolution to overthrow dictator Fulgencio Batista. He put aside his pacifist philosophy to enlist in the CIA's secret Cuban exile brigade and surrendered on the third day of the invasion after: running out of ammunition. Atlanta fugitive is arrested here Sherman Gregory Bruster, also known as Quayyim Rahaim Shabazz, was arrested Friday by Paducah police on charges of receiving stolen property and possession of a narcotic, a police spokesman said. The spokesman said Bruster is also a fugitive on an armed robbery charge in Atlanta.

He was arrested at 905 Park Ave. and is being held in McCracken District jail. City delays meeting, historical zone talk By STEVE WINGFIELD Sun Staff Writer Tuesday's scheduled meeting of the Paducah City Commission has been delayed a week and consideration of creating a historical zone in the Lower Town area of Paducah will be put off for several weeks. City Corporation Counsel Jim Utter said the historic zoning would be considered a special meeting to held sometime in the first part of May. The commission plans on holding a special meeting to take additional comment about the proposed rezoning.

The city Planning Commission unanimously approved the historic zoning last Monday, but the City Commission may approve, defeat or change that recommendation. The delay is necessary to prepare a transcript of the Planning Commission's public Paducahans' son to appear Tuesday on 'Palmerstown' William Sanderson, an actor whose family lives in Paducah, will appear in Tuesday night's episode of "Palmerstown" on CBS at 7 p.m. Sanderson, who will be raking his second appearance on the show, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Sanderson of Paducah.

He also will be seen on NBC's "'Walking Tall" on April 25. He currently is making a movie called "'Blade Runner." hearing on the matter, Utter said, noting the exact date of the special public meeting won't be decided until that transcript is ready. The commission will ask additional comment, not for comments made to the Planning Commission last week, Utter said. This Tuesday's scheduled meeting of the City Commission is being delayed a week because Mayor John Penrod and two of the four commissioners will be out of town. The meeting will be held instead on April 21 at 7:30 p.m.

State police nab. escaped inmate near Princeton PRINCETON, Ky. Thomas Chadwick, one of three West Kentucky Farm Center inmates who escaped Friday night, was recaptured here Saturday morning, according to Kentucky State Police. State police captured Chadwick at Midway Baptist Church on Ky. 126 south of Princeton at 9:45 a.m.

Saturday. The pastor had called police and asked them to check on the man, a police spokesman said. Chadwick walked away from the minimum-security farm center near Eddyville at 8:30 p.m. Friday along with Keith Dale Brumet, 19, Calhoun, and Glenn Hall, 22, of Lexington, police. said.

Police continued their search for Brumet and Hall..

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