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James A. McRaith

JANESVILLE, Minn. -- James A. McRaith, 71, of Janesville died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at his home. He was born in Hutchinson, Minn., was a 1946 graduate of Hutchinson High School and worked at J.C. Penney. He owned McRaith Inc. in Faribault, Minn., and later worked in the leasing industry and for the federal government. He was a member and trustee of St. Ann Catholic Church, a member of St. Ann's third degree Knights of Columbus and was a past president of Faribault Chamber of Commerce. A son, Barry McRaith, died Sept. 15, 1988. 

Linda K. Irvin

CANNELTON, Ind. -- Linda K. Irvin, 61, of Cannelton died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at Oakwood Health Care in Tell City, Ind., of cancer. She was born in Perry County, Ind., was a title researcher at Waldschmidt & Werner Law Office in Tell City and enjoyed spending time with family.

Giselle Elaine 'GiGi' Sutton

HAZEL GREEN, Ala. -- Giselle Elaine "GiGi" Sutton, 37, of Hazel Green died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. She was born in Waukegan, Ill., and was a homemaker.

Earl Trent

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Earl Trent, 70, of Tell City died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City of cancer. He was born in Garfield, retired from the former Tell City Chair Co. in 1994 after 25 years and enjoyed yard work.

Thomas Edward Jenkins

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Thomas Edward Jenkins, 65, of Hot Springs, formerly of Owensboro, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000. He was a member of Church of Christ, a Marine Corps veteran and a retired industrial relations manager for Willamette.

James C. Hendricks

James C. Hendricks, 79, of Leisure Years Nursing Home, Owensboro, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Muhlenberg County and was a member of Hall Street Baptist Church.

Wilma R. Feix

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Wilma R. Feix, 75, of Tell City died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Tell City, was a 1942 graduate of Tell City High School and was a legal secretary for Zoercher, Huber & McEntarfer Law Firm. She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ and of the Women's Guild and enjoyed bowling and reading.

Andrew 'Andy' Williams

GREENVILLE -- Andrew "Andy" Williams, 75, of Greenville died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Muhlenberg County and was a retired automobile salesman. He was a deacon of Sharon General Baptist Church and a member of Masonic Lodge 673 and Scottish Rite. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Disabled American Veterans. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Williams, in 1982; and a daughter, Linda Moore, in 1999.

Gilbert Robert Mischel Sr.

Gilbert Robert Mischel Sr., 75, of 2222 Mayfair Drive, Owensboro, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Owensboro and owned Mischel Family Monument Co. for 50 years. He was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church and served in the Navy in the South Pacific theater during World War II. He worked with Owensboro Help Office, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Kosair Children's Charities 1,000 Club and Knights of Columbus and was a supporter of Kentucky Baptist Home for Children, Mary Kendall Center, Owensboro Catholic High School football and basketball programs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 696, AMVETS, American Legion James L. Yates Post 9 and the Fraternal Order of Police lodge. He was a member of Traveler's Protective Association and the Over 50s at Immaculate Catholic Church and enjoyed bowling and Notre Dame football.

Richard A. Grubaugh

HARTFORD -- Richard A. Grubaugh, 64, of Hartford died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Ohio County Hospital. He was born in Sullivan, Ind., and retired as an electrician from LTV Steel in East Chicago, Ind., in 1997. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church, served in the Marine Corps from 1957 to 1959 and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Earle Growbarger

BEAVER DAM -- Earle Growbarger, 94, of Louisville died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Ohio County and was a salesman. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Dunn Growbarger, and his second wife, Vina Growbarger.

Ethel Buck

HAWESVILLE -- Ethel Buck, 73, of Hawesville died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Hancock County and was a housewife. Her husband, Cicero Buck, died April 5, 1971.

Cordelia Parks

MCHENRY -- Susan Cordelia Parks, 85, of McHenry died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Ohio County and was a housewife. She was a member of Independence Baptist Church and attended McHenry Baptist Church. Her husband, Oval Richard Parks, died July 17, 1968.

Geneva M. Wilson

Geneva M. Wilson, 77, of Owensboro, formerly of Lee Manor Apartments, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Owensboro, was a seamstress at Murphy Miller and was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. Her husband, Chalen Wilson Sr., died Dec. 1, 1969; and a son, Joseph Anthony Wilson, died June 2, 1989.

Estevan Morales

Estevan Morales, 39, of 518 E. Fifth St., Owensboro, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and was a farm laborer at Sam Estes Painting.

Lois Trodglen

Lois Trodglen, 85, of Rosedale Rest Home, Owensboro, died Sunday, June 2, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in McLean County and was a retired cook from local restaurants.

Ida Mae Stone

CALHOUN -- Ida Mae Stone, 88, of Calhoun died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro. She was born in Bowling Green, was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Stone; and a daughter, Prissy Stone, on April 24, 1998.

Gerald Lee Stites

Gerald Lee Stites, 59, of Owensboro died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Herbert and worked at Alcoa for 33 years. He was a member and a deacon at Wing Avenue Baptist Church and enjoyed golfing, gardening and UK basketball.

Charles Kay Robison

GREENVILLE -- Charles Kay Robison, 72, of Greenville died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was born in Muhlenberg County and was a retired miner. He was a member and deacon of Mercer Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. His wife, Alberta Robison, died in 1987.

Ruth Bernice McLean Lyall

MCDANIELS -- Ruth Bernice McLean Lyall, 91, of McDaniels died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at her home. She was born in Windsor, Ohio, and was a housewife. She was preceded in death by a daughter.

Helen Reid

Helen Reid, 82, of 911 Graves St., Owensboro, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Columbia, S.C., and was retired from Bantom Light Corp. in New York. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church, where she served on the mother's board, senior crafts committee and Willing Workers, and enjoyed crafts, gardening, flowers and crocheting. Her husband, Haywood Reid, died July 7, 1988.

Parrie Lane Hawes

NARROWS -- Parrie Lane Hawes, 89, of Narrows died Monday, July 3, 2000, at her home. She was born in Ohio County and was a housewife. She was a member of Edenside Christian Church in Louisville and enjoyed genealogy. Her husband, William Marshall Hawes, died Feb. 10, 1962.

Blanche Gatewood Boutcher

Blanche Gatewood Boutcher, 89, of Hillcrest Healthcare Center, Owensboro, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Daviess County, was the oldest member of Yelvington Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting, crocheting and Atlanta Braves baseball. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Beverly Gatewood, on Sept. 8, 1965; her second husband, Robert Boutcher; and a son, Joe Beverly Gatewood, in November 1936.

Allie Elizabeth Wiggins Allen

HOPKINSVILLE -- Allie Elizabeth Wiggins Allen, 86, of Hopkinsville died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville. She was born in Stewart County, Tenn., was a retired nurse from Western State Hospital and was a Baptist.

Leo F. Beertzer

CHRISNEY, Ind. -- Leo F. Beertzer, 88, of Chrisney died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at his son's home. He was born in Rome, Ind., was a member of Little Pigeon Baptist Church in Lamar, Ind., and retired as a repairman from the former Tell City Chair Co. in 1977. His wife, Sara Snyder Beertzer, died in 1992.

Louise Mulligan Marrett

Louise Mulligan Marrett, 89, of Hillcrest Healthcare Center, Owensboro, formerly of Audubon Avenue, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Hillcrest. She was born in Daviess County and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral, a member of the Altar Society and a volunteer at St. Stephen soup kitchen, St. Vincent DePaul Store and Our Lady of Mercy Hospital. She was active in local Democratic politics. Her husband, Francis "Nick" Marrett, died June 10, 1991.

Jessie Lee Haynes

Jessie Lee Haynes, 93, of Hartford died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Ohio County, was a nurse's aide at Glenmary Nursing Home in Louisville and was a member of Hartford Baptist Church. Her husband, Francis Delbert "Jack" Haynes, died in 1967; and a daughter, Winona Anderson, died in 1984.

Ruthie A. Wiggins

Ruthie A. Wiggins, 94, of Central City died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Maple Manor in Greenville. She was born in McLean County, was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.

Vernon K. Faulkenberg

BRISTOW, Ind. -- Vernon K. Faulkenberg, 88, of Bristow died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Deaconess St. Joseph's Hospital in Huntingburg, Ind. He was born in Dodge City, Kan., and was a retired farmer.

Louise Barnes Deason

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Louise Barnes Deason, 80, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Owensboro, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Middle Tennessee Regional Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was born in Christian County, was a retired registered nurse, worked with the late Dr. C.M. Lacy for more than 30 years and was a graduate of the University of Evansville and the Welborn Walker School of Nursing in Evansville. She was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a charter member of the Couples Class and a member of the United Methodist Women and was a World War II Navy Nurses Corps veteran. Her husband, John W. Deason, died in 1991.

JoAnna Shultz Cook

LIVERMORE -- JoAnna Shultz Cook, 67, of Livermore died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at her home. She was born in McLean County, was a homemaker and was a member of Pleasant Hope General Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was a 1951 graduate of Livermore High School, was valedictorian and was on the debate team that went to the state championship. She was involved in Livermore Women's Club, Livermore Riverfront Enhancement and the Livermore Public Library. She enjoyed art, gourmet cooking, entertaining and sewing. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, homemaking and gardening and was founder of two garden clubs in Colorado and Tennessee.

John D. Hocker

CALHOUN -- John D. Hocker, 77, of Calhoun died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Riverside Manor Health Care Center in Calhoun. He was born in Muhlenberg County, retired from the service department at Kentucky Utilities Co. after 42 years and was a World War II veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater in the Army Air Corps. He was a member and deacon at Calhoun Baptist Church, Vienna Lodge No. 423 F. & A.M., McLean County Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 5415; Calhoun Lions Club, where he was former president, and was former president and longtime secretary of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce.

Russell Earl Pitman

Russell Earl Pitman, 57, of 5619 W. Fifth Street Road, Owensboro, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Owensboro, was employed at Hudson Machine as a front end repair specialist and was a member of Harvest Baptist Temple, where he was director of the AWANA Club.

James Ashley Browning

BREMEN -- James Ashley Browning, 20, of Bremen died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Central City. He was born in Daviess County, was employed at Miller Building Supply in Sacramento and was a member of Green River Chapel General Baptist Church in Central City. He also was a member of the Bremen Fire Department and was serving in the Army National Guard.

Connie Faye Leslie Enyart

Connie Faye Leslie Enyart, 60, of 810 W. 10th St., Owensboro, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Muhlenberg County, was a homemaker and was a member of Nickel Ridge Holiness Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and garage sales. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Cline, in 1986; and a son, Kirk Howard, in 1986.

William G. Stirsman Jr.

GREENVILLE -- William G. Stirsman Jr., 71, of Greenville died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville following a lengthy illness. He was born in Muhlenberg County and was a retired service station owner and operator.

Willie Hollin Brown

CENTRAL CITY -- Willie Hollin Brown, 84, of Central City died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. He was born in Dunmor and was an arc welder. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Weaver Brown.

Elsie Son Durham

CENTRAL CITY -- Elsie Son Durham, 88, of Central City died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in McCracken County, was a retired clerk and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Central City.

Mary Lou Thacker Fogleman

HOPKINSVILLE -- Mary Lou Thacker Fogleman, 87, of Hopkinsville died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. She was born in Hopkinsville, was an assistant librarian and was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Fogleman.

Gracie Bell Whitney

BEECHMONT -- Gracie Bell Whitney, 78, of Beechmont died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born in Muhlenberg County, was a homemaker and was a member of Browder Missionary Baptist Church.

Freida Turpen

EUREKA, Ind. -- Freida Turpen, 78, of Eureka died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Eureka, was a homemaker and was a member of Baker's Creek Baptist Church. Her husband, Stuff Turpen, died in 1997.

Sondra K. Wirthwein

ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Sondra K. Wirthwein, 59, of Rockport died Friday, June 30, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System of a heart attack. She was born in Kokomo, Ind., and was a homemaker.

Elton Fitzgerald

Elton Fitzgerald, 72, of 2733 W. Sixth St., Owensboro, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County, retired from Whirlpool as an assembly line worker after 23 years, attended Church of God of Prophecy and was an Army veteran. He was a member of Daviess County Fish and Game and enjoyed camping, fishing, University of Kentucky basketball, NASCAR, gardening tomatoes, spending time with his family, drinking coffee with his friends and his pet dog.

Dennie Smith

MCHENRY -- Dennie Smith, 92, of McHenry died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home in Madisonville. He was born in Grayson County and was retired from the railroad. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorcie Loraine Flener Smith, on May 12, 1980; two sons, Edward D. Smith on Jan. 23, 1982, and William E. Smith on March 7, 1996; and a daughter, Mildred Smith.

John W. Algood

CALHOUN -- John W. Algood, 89, of Calhoun died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree. He was born in McLean County, was a farmer and construction worker and retired as a foreman for the state highway department. He was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church, served as song leader and Sunday school superintendent and enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with family.

Michael J. O'Malley

RICHARDSON, Texas -- Michael J. O'Malley, 54, of Richardson died Friday, June 23, 2000, in Richardson. He was born in Owensboro, graduated from University of Kentucky School of Engineering and worked for Texas Instruments and Raytheon for 27 years.

E. Gerald Robertson

LEWISPORT -- E. Gerald Robertson, 85, of Lewisport died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Calhoun, was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church and was an ordained Southern Baptist minister. He served at First Baptist Church in Orange, Texas, for 23 years and did summer missionary work in Montana and New Hampshire. He graduated from Southern Seminary in Louisville and the former Howard College in Birmingham, Ala., and enjoyed UK basketball. His first wife, Marjorie Robertson, died in 1991.

Floyd V. 'Ben' Sellers

HARTFORD -- Floyd V. "Ben" Sellers, 88, of Hartford died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Ohio County Hospital. He was born in Nicholas County, was the owner/operator of Ben Franklin and Western Auto stores in Hartford and attended Liberty Lighthouse Church of God. A daughter, Mary Beth Coleman, died May 19, 1996.


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