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Martha Colson

January 21, 1931 — October 7, 2015

Martha S. Colson, 84, of West Paducah, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Baptist Health in Paducah.

Mrs. Colson was born January 12, 1931 in Hazel, Kentucky and was a member of Heath Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Augusta Tilghman High School and attended Paducah Junior College. She worked at several different jobs over the years but the role that best defined her was as a homemaker.

Mrs. Colson is survived by four children, William Colson (Cindy) of Morganfield, KY, John Colson (Robin) of West Paducah, Rebecca Henson (Lewis) of West Paducah, Jane Colson-Gins of Lawrenceville, GA; a brother J.D. Sowell of Lexington, KY10 grandchildren, Bree Snow (Bob) of Paducah, Brooke Ibrahim (Murad) of California, Blake Colson (Annie) of Calvert City, Kevin Henson (Sheryl) of Benton, Hillary Henson, Henderson, Meredith Kelley of Kevil, Morgan Hyatte of Kevil, Lonnie Allen of Lawrenceville, GA, Jacob Colson of West Paducah, Bronson Colson of West Paducah; 10 great grandchildren, Zoe Taylor, Brantley Kelley, Madeline Colson, Landon Colson, Jolie Colson, Jasee Nichols, Isabella, Smith, Amerrah, Amani and Amal Ibrahim.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, W.C. Colson; parents, Jesse D. and Mattie Wright Sowell, a sister, Gertrude S. Clark and four brothers, Reavis Sowell, Clovis Sowell, Eunice Sowell and Fred Sowell.

Services were held 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Murray Memorial Gardens in the Bell Memorial Chapel. Martin Severns officiated. Imes Funeral Home & Crematory, downtown Murray was in charge of the arrangements.

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