Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Obituary: Virgil E. Travis, 65

BENTON, Ky. — Services for Virgil E. Travis, 65, of Benton will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Collier Funeral Home. The Revs. Robert Chandler, Richard Dowdy and Steve Seaford will officiate. Burial will be at Marshall County Memory Gardens.

Mr. Travis died Monday, May 5, 2008, at Marshall County Hospital.

He attended Brewers United Methodist Church. Mr. Travis owned Benton Auto Salvage and Wrecker in Marshall County for 22 years.

Surviving are his wife, Paula Beth Creason Travis; two daughters, Tammy Travis of Kuttawa and Amie Belcher and husband, Corey, of Benton; two sons, Chris Travis of Salem, Ind., and Jeff Travis of Benton; one brother, Gordon Travis and wife, Patsy, of Eddyville; three sisters, Shirley McCallister and husband, Carrol, of Princeton; Virginia Lee Jewel, of Dycusburg; and Lucille Bigham of Hobart, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Abigail Belcher, Tyler Belcher and Madison Travis.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Epperson. His parents were Elvin Travis and Gertie Henry Travis.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Brewers United Methodist Church Building Fund, 7756 Brewers Highway, Benton, KY 42025.

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