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Sam Booher

Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:02 am

Bro. Sam Booher, 73, Albany, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Kentucky. He was a member of Gospel Independent Baptist Church where he served as pastor for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by a sister, Monzell Wilson and a brother, Billy Booher.

He is survived by his wife, Earlene McGill Booher; two sons, Larry Booher and Brenda and Allen Keith Booher, both of Albany; four sisters, Suretha Booher and Imogene Fletcher, both of Burkesville, Kentucky; Maxine Allen, Indiana; Randy Hughes, Louisville, Kentucky; a brother, Joe Booher, Albany; and one grandchild, Amber Marie Booher.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Gospel Independent Baptist Church with Bro. Donald McGill, Bro. Marcus Williams and Bro. Walter Garrett officiating. Final resting

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    James E. “Jimmy” Polston

    James E. “Jimmy” Polston, 70, Albany, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at his residence. He was a former teacher and principal of Clinton County Middle School and son of the late Earl and Ina (Atkinson) Polston. He was also preceded in death by a son, Doug Polston, and two brothers, Earl and Bobby “Robert” Polston.

    He is survived by a son, Matthew Polston, Albany; a daughter, Daphne (Scott) Brittain, Nicholasville, Kentucky; a sister, Joyce (Phillip) Conner, Albany; and three grandchildren, Haley and Taylor Brittain and

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    Shirley (Reeder) Stockton

    Shirley (Reeder) Stockton, 60, Huntersville Rd., Albany, passed away Friday, January 6 at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

    She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Stephanie Rena (Joseph) Craig and Jennifer Lynn Stockton, Albany; her mother, Dean Reeder; a brother, Jerry Reeder, both of Byrdstown, Tennessee; also four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

    Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Chapel with final resting place in Story Cemetery in Pickett County, Tennessee. Arrangements were

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    O. D. “Dee” Beaty, Jr.

    O. D. “Dee” Beaty, Jr., 83, Albany, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at The Medical Center of Albany. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oswald Denton Beaty, Sr. and Sue Taylor Beaty; his first wife, Doris Guffey Beaty, and four siblings, Edsel, Bennis and Jack Beaty and June Beaty Watson. He served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years during the Korean Conflict. He lived in Louisville where he was a barber for 50 years. He owned Dee’s Preston Highway Barber Shop until his retirement in

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    A. C. “Frosty” Graham

    A. C. “Frosty” Graham, 83, Albany, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at Clinton County Care and Rehab Center. He was the husband of the late Uthal Polston Graham, a veteran of the U.S. Army, son of the late Oran and Virginia Pierce Graham and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margie Cross and Maina Wary and four brothers, Billy, Hugh Snow, V. A. and Junior Graham.

    He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lesa and Stevie Walker, Monticello, Kentucky; three sisters, Nadean Stanton, Radcliffe, Kentucky; Sylvia Davis and

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    Jonathan Jouett Jarvis

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    He is survived by aunts and uncles, Fidella Pierce, Mary Jarvis Riddle, Cletis Jarvis and David Jarvis, all of Albany; special cousins, Brian Brown, Jackie Pickens and Danny Jarvis and several other cousins.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 5, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Talbott Funeral Home with Bro. Jamie McCutchen and Dr. William C. Powell officiating. Final resting

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    Rev. Paul Rees Shields

    Rev. Paul Rees Shields, 85, Nashville, Tennessee and formerly of Albany, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016. He was the son of the late Rev. C.F. and Almeta Shields, husband of the late Trudy Shields and was also preceded in death by a brother, Gene Shields. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

    He is survived by his wife, Nelda Shields; a daughter, Rebecca Gamble (Ben Carmona); a son, Ronnie (Cindy) Shields; two step-sons, Jeff (Leigh) and Tim (Sandra) Meadows; also 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


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    Howard Abston

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    He is survived by a brother, Hall Abston, Burkesville, Kentucky..

    Arrangements were made through Ballou and Stotts Funeral Home of Burkesville. Online condolences may be made at

    Freda “Beth” Talbott

    Freda “Beth” Talbott, 77, passed away December 12, 2016 in New Castle, Indiana. She was the daughter of Walt and Ora Beaty of Byrdstown, Tennessee and wife of the late Kenneth (Bo) Talbott of Albany.

    She is survived by a son, Mike (Angela) Talbott; a daughter, Vickie (Tim) Baerenwaid, Miamiburg, OH; two sisters, Joyce Bennett and Katie Graham; two sisters-in-law, Charlene (Jimmy) Guffey; Joann (Gayron) Wallen; a brother-in-law, Howard Talbott; also five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

    Services were held December 16, 2016 in New

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    Eileen Little

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    She is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Huron Gayle and Ann Little, Louisville, Kentucky; David Harold and Beck Little, Scottsville, Kentucky; Hardy C. Little, Bedford, Kentucky; Gary A. and Rhonda Little,

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