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-418 Paducah Sun Thursday, June 18, 1987 Deaths Jean Graham Services for Jean Graham, of 428 S. 8th who died Monday at Western Baptist Hospital, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mundy Funeral Home. The Rev. D.E.

Henderson will officiate and burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Graham, a native of Dyersburg, moved to Paducah in 1936. She was a member of Second Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Queen Esther Chapter No. 4, Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a sister, Jettie Smith of Detroit, her stepmother, Eliza Bishop of Dyersburg; two nieces and two nephews. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. There will be no special visitation. Gary Taylor BROOKPORT, Ill.

Services for Gary Gene Taylor, 41, of Brookport Rt. 1, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Waldo Baptist Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Jack D.

Russell will officiate and burial will be in Pell Cemetery. Mr. Taylor, an employee of Electric. Energy died Tuesday afternoon in Brookport. He is survived by his wife, Irene Taylor; his parents, Mr.

and Mrs. Fred (Nadine) Taylor of Malden, his grandmother, Gladys Wallace of Risco, two daughters, Debbie Taylor and Vickie Atwell, both of Brookport; a son, Andy Taylor of Brookport; two sisters, Jo Ann Wheeler and Lesa Sheckles, both of Risco; five brothers, Donnie Taylor of Sauk Village, Jack Taylor of Dexter, Jim Taylor of Brookport, Sherman Taylor of Carterville, and Terry Taylor of Malden, and a grandson. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Brookport. Friends may call Friday at the church from 10 a.m.

until the funeral hour. James Winsett CALVERT CITY, Ky. James Edward Winsett, 56, of Calvert City Rt. 1, died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.

Mr. Winsett was employed as an equipment operator for SKW Alloys in Calvert City, where he had worked for 37 years. Mr. Winsett, a Paducah native, was a son of the late Ruben Winsett and a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Bertie Nichols Winsett of Paducah; a son, Nikey Winsett of Benton; three daughters, Susan Wurth and Judy Dunn, both of Paducah, and Nancy Lents of Hardinsburg; a sister, Norma Lee Barrett of Benton; 11 grandchildren, three nieces and three nephews.

A granddaughter, Daphne Dunn, and a sister, Linnie June Rutherford, preceded him in death. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Roth Funeral Chapel in Paducah. The Rev. James Hardy will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today. Anna Burgess FULTON, Ky. Anna Belle Burgess, of Nashville, formerly died Wednesday night at Trebecca' Health Center in Nashville. Mrs.

Burgess was the widow of Charles Edward Burgess, a retired seamstress for the Henry I. Siegel Clothing Co. in Fulton, and a member of First Church of the Nazarene. She leaves three brothers, Otto Bradley, Tom Bradley and Bill Bradley, all of Fulton; two nieces and two nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m.

Friday at Hornbeak Funeral Home here, with burial in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens. Louise Sales Louise Sales, 74, of the Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa, formerly of Paducah, died at 12:45 a.m. today at Lourdes Hospital. Miss Sales was a member of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Services will be at 11 a.m.

Friday at Lindsey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Wiman officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Miss Sales is survived by several cousins. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m.

today. W.B. Blaylock WATER VALLEY, Ky. W.B. Blaylock, 85, of Water Valley Rt.

1, died Wednesday morning at Haws Memorial Nursing Home. Mr. Blaylock was a retired farmer and a member of Mount Pleasant Church of Christ. His wife, Hattie Blaylock, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Survivors include four sons, Jim Blaylock of Hillsboro, Jerry of Wingo, Nelson Blaylock of St.

Louis, and William Blaylock of Huntington Beach, a sister, Ilene Hickman of Knoxville, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jackson Funeral Home Dukedom, Tenn. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m.

Friday. Robert Doyle LEDBETTER, Ky. Robert Marion Doyle, 71, of Ledbetter, died at 5:15 a.m. today at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Arrangements were incomplete at Smith Funeral Home in Smithland.

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weight Counties take TVA side but want favor returned By JOE WALKER Sun Staff Writer A group of county officials voted today to defend the Tennessee Valley Authority in its power fight with the Department of Energy, then asked TVA what it can do to return the favor. About 25 officials of the Association of Tennessee Valley Authority Counties and TVA met at the Executive Inn to discuss ways the authority plans to help local governments. Specifics were to be given later on solid- and hazardous waste management, electrical power costs and water quality. Association President Mike Miller, Marshall County judgeexecutive, read a resolution asking Congress to "take appropriate action" forcing DOE to honor its contract with TVA. TVA filed suit Wednesday, alleging DOE breached its contract by refusing to pay part of a long-term power bill.

DOE officials say that by October, they will pay only half their monthly $42 million bill. TVA says the result could be a 6 percent increase to all its customers by year's end. The resolution said the rise would affect 170 of 201 counties in western Kentucky and northwest Tennessee that are part of the association. DOE, a federal agency, should honor its contract, it said. Association members unanimously passed the resolution after hearing TVA general manager Bill Willis promise better cooperation between his agency and local governments.

"Your constituents don't really realize what a large business you are running with a lot of governmental he said. Willis said TVA has these general economic development plans: Increase the use of rivers. Expand existing industries. Maintain the water quality of Kentucky Lake for tourism and trade. Establish partnerships with groups of counties to tackle problems such as solid waste.

Just as fiscal courts are perplexed by strict new regulations on landfills, TVA is facing competition, excess power, fixed costs and dwindling power markets, Willis said. "The invisible hand of competition" such as cheap power from Canada is forcing electric utility industry out of the virtual monopoly it has enjoyed for the past centry, he added. After Willis spoke, Miller asked him what TVA can do specifically to help counties with solid waste problems. "It's becoming so costly to dispose of solid waste," Miller said. "That alone, coupled with the jail problems we have, could break Willis said he favors "piggyback- WATER Continued from page C1 Aquatic weeds also were a topic at the meeting.

Urban said Pratt is testing the herbicide Diquat on three abayment areas to determine its effect on vegetation and possible unwanted side effects. Urban said the studies are still underway and Pratt has drawn no conclusions. "He is now testing the herbicide in the field to see if the results are the same as they were in the lab." Pratt said other herbicides will be tested also. The use of herbicides in the reservoir has been a controversial topic. "Some segments want no spraying at all, while others want it done extensively," Urban said.

"Last year people were at each other's throats over this." The current policy of the task force is limited, selective spraying to insure adequate channels for navigation into marinas and other shore establishments. "It's the best alternative we have right now," Urban said. "But we are studying the herbicides and using them with great care. We have no other choice until a better method of controlling weeds comes along." Urban said that a study of fish disease in the lake conducted by Dr. Yolanda Brady of Auburn University showed no abnormal incidences of fish disease or parasites.

Urban said the study showed fish in the lake to be in excellent condition with no signs of severe stress at this time. "Dr. Brady found nothing to lead her to believe there is anything unusual in the fish population. She said unless some unusual stress does occur, there should be no problem," he said. Brady is expected to conduct another study in late August after decreased water flow and prolonged higher temperatures have been factors in the health of fish.

ing" existing gasifiers, utility boilers and large, industrial boilers, rather than building expensive plants to burn refuse. TVA is looking at several sites to which counties might send their waste, he said. Lyon County Judge-Executive Terry McKinney then asked about TVA's plans for the "commercialization" of Land Between the Lakes. "I don't believe in commercialization of the LBL," Willis responded. "I'm sorry that ever got talked That ain't gonna happen, folks." He said financial projects such as "camp stores" should be considered, but he assured McKinney that local businesses would be asked to bid on them and supply them.

Willis agreed with Miller that TVA has too few administrators to cover such a large area, frustrating county officials. To address that and other problems, the authority has opened an office of governmental and public affairs, he said. CHARLES PUGH Charles Pugh Services for Charles Pugh, 72, who died at 8:36 a.m. Wednesday at Western Baptist Hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Lindsey Funeral Home.

The Rev. Lloyd Hubbard and the Rev. Emmett Hansen will officiate. Burial will be in Palestine Ceme- tery. Mr.

Pugh, of West Paducah Rt. 2, the High Point community, was a native of McCracken County and a retired employee of the McCracken County Road Department. He was a member of Trinity Pentecostal Church. Mr. Pugh is survived by his wife, Nola Pugh; a son, Charles W.

Pugh of West Paducah; a daughter, Willodean Murry of West Paducah; four grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today. Patsy Brown MARION, Ky.

Patsy E. Brown, 50, of Marion Rt. 7, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday at Welborn Baptist Hospital in Evansville, Ind. Mrs.

Brown was a member of Sugar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She leaves her husband, James R. Brown a son, Aaron Brown of Marion; a daughter, Rebecca Brown of Marion; her mother, Ruth Nunn of Marion; a brother, Robert Nunn of East Alton, and a sister, Verlene Wells of Taylor, Mich. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home.

The Rev. James Messer will officiate and burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today. Gertrude Jackson CLINTON, Ky.

Gertrude S. Jackson, 95, of Clinton, died Wednesday night at Haws Memorial Nursing Home in Fulton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home. The Rev.

John Deal will officiate and burial will be in Clinton Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson is survived by a daughter, Mary Nell Weatherford of Clinton; a granddaughter, Annell Shelton of Clinton; one great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Dessie Abbott WATER VALLEY, Ky. Dessie Abbott, of Water Valley, died this morning at Haws Memorial Nursing Home. Mrs. Abbott, the widow of J.C. Abbott, was a retired schoolteacher and a member of Mount Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a niece, Helen Sanders of Mayfield. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Saturday.

2 nursing home projects approved Two area nursing home projects, creating 70 new personal care beds, were approved Wednesday by the Commission for Health Economics Control in Frankfort. The commission approved 111 new long-term care beds throughout the state, including: A 60-bed personal care facility at Residential Care Center of Paducah, at a cost of $780,000. 10 personal care beds in a renovated portion of the former hospital by Clinton-Hickman Personal Care Facility, at a cost of $8,900. Officer indicted in beating case Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. A federal grand jury has indicted a Somerset police officer on charges of beating a man while arresting him last January.

The indictment, issued Wednesday, says Patrolman Brian Boclair, 25, "did willfully strike, beat and assault" Ronnie D. Ard, depriving Ard of his constitutional rights and due process of law. Boclair arrested Ard, also of Somerset, for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Ard was later charged with resisting arrest, damaging a police car and assault. Tamms woman dies in motorcycle wreck OLIVE BRANCH, Ill.

Charlotte Ann Vaughn, 31, of Tamms, was killed when a motorcycle she was riding went off Ill. Rt. 3 and struck a culvert early today. A dispatcher at the state police post in Cairo said the driver of the motorcycle, Brian K. Moore, 23, of Cape Girardeau, was injured and taken to a Cape Girardeau.

hospital. The wreck occurred at 2:25 a.m., one mile north of Olive Branch, when an unidentified motorist forced the motorcycle off the west side of the highway and into a ditch, Moore told state police. Vaughn was pronounced dead at the scene by Alexander County Coroner Jim Shafer. Charges are pending against the unidentified motorist, the dispatcher said. Urban said he feels the task force is making great progress in identifying and solving some of the lake's problems.

"We have had some disappointments and we've had some successes, and sometimes we end up with more new questions that we do answers to the old ones, but we are learning a great deal about the reservoir and how to protect it and manage it The task force was formed last fall and includes two members from federal agencies, two each from Kentucky and Tennessee agencies and nine members atlarge from both states, who represent various environmental and commercial interests. Man arrested in shooting case MURRAY, Ky. Kenny Hamonds, 26, of Calloway Avenue here, was arrested at 1 p.m. Wednesday and charged with first degree wanton endangerment, a Murray police spokesman said. Hamonds had allegedly fired a shot at Ricky Prescott, 26, of 614 Broad Street.

A $2,000 bond was set at arraignment Wednesday afternoon. Stray bullet strikes Paducahan in foot Theresa Wood, 20, of 27D Elmwood Court, was treated and released at Western Baptist Hospital at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday for a gunshot wound in her left foot. Paducah police public information officer Steve Haines said Wood reported that she was walking near the Elmwood Court playground where two men were fighting. During the fight, she said, a shot was fired and hit her in the foot.

Police had no further information about the fight..

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