Reed M. Conkin
BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Reed M. Conkin, 77, formerly of Tompkinsville, died Monday, March 27, 2006, in Beech Grove.
The Monroe County native was born May 10, 1928, and was a son of the late Reed Conkin and Annie Marshall Conkin. He was a retired employee of Allison’s Transmissions in Indianapolis after more than 30 years of employment. Mr. Conkin was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Ryan Conkin; one son: Stacy Conkin of Great Falls, Va.; two sisters: Sarah Deaton of Mooresville, Ind., and Nannie Ruth Pogue of Rockfield; one grandchild, Ryan Elizabeth Conkin; and a niece and nephew.
Graveside services will be Thursday at noon at the Liberty Cemetery in Tompkinsville.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at Strode Funeral Home, Tompkinsville Chapel.
William Carver ‘Bud’ Poynter
KNOB LICK – William Carver “Bud” Poynter, 79, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.
He was the son of the late Wilburn and Dora Jessie Poynter. Mr. Poynter was an Army veteran, a member of the Savoyard Baptist Church and a retired farmer.
Survivors include one son: Wayne Poynter of Edmonton; and one daughter: Elaine Beard of Edmonton; four sisters: Elnora Piper and Mattie Houchens, both of Glasgow, and Sarah Moss Piper and Helen Byrd, both of Knob Lick; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Marie Poynter; three brothers: Cecil, J.W. and Henry Poynter; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Butler Funeral Home, Edmonton, with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Cora Willodean Parker Xanthopoulos
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Cora Willodean Parker Xanthopoulos, 81, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.
The Edmonson County native was a daughter of the late Dio Balaam and Nannie Belle Parker. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Survivors include two daughters: Susan Xanthopoulos Essington and husband Gary of Hollywood, Md., and Lynda Herrman and husband Thomas of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one son: J. Steven Xanthopoulos and wife Pamela of Jackson, Tenn.; three brothers: Auldon B. Parker of Berea, D.B. Parker Jr. of Glasgow, and Mendell Parker of Roundhill; seven grandchildren: Benjamin Herrman, Kevin Herrman, Gregory Xanthopoulos, Jacquelyn Herrman, Nicholas Xanthopoulos, Hillary Essington and Cory Essington; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Xanthopoulos.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Patton Funeral Home, Brownsville Chapel, with burial in the Hawkins Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.
TOMPKINSVILLE – Clara Walden, 84, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at the Monroe Health Care & Rehab. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Yokley-Trible Funeral Home with Brother Amon Martin and Brother Gary Emberton officiating. Burial will be in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.