Phyllis Ham

December 26, 1928 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 92)


Phyllis Albritton Ham, Paducah, KY

Going Once, Going Twice…..SOLD

Well-known Western Kentucky auctioneer, Phyllis Albritton Ham, 92, of Paducah passed away Monday, May 10, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was one of the first women licensed auctioneers in the state of Kentucky and one of the best and most well-known in the Paducah area. Her auction career was her passion and spanned more than 55 years. Phyllis was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Paducah and a 1947 graduate of Augusta Tilghman High School.

She is survived by her son, John Eric Ham; daughter-in-law Lesle Ham; three granddaughters, Heather Ham Ecker, Kristin Ham Brodt and Brittany Ham; one grandson, John Eric Ham, Jr. and eight great-granchildren.

Preceding in death was her husband, Johnnie Ham and parents, J.T. Albritton and Louise “Mimi” Albritton.

Services will be held Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev Bob Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 14, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until the service time of 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Hospice in Phyllis Ham’s name 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017 or to McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Road, Paducah, KY 42001. .
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May 14, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Milner & Orr Funeral Home
120 Memorial Drive
Paducah, KY 42001

Funeral Service
May 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Milner & Orr Funeral Home
120 Memorial Drive
Paducah, KY 42001

May 17, 2021

9:00 AM
Maplelawn Park Cemetery, Paducah

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