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Tommy Lee Adams

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Tommy Lee Adams, 59, of Cleveland, formerly of Pleasant Ridge, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Southpoint Hospital in Cleveland. The Jackson, Miss., native was employed by Corky & Lenney's restaurant in Woodmere, Ohio. He was a member of East Mount Zion Baptist Church in Cleveland. 

James K. Ball

BEECH GROVE -- James K. Ball, 77, of Beech Grove died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Owensboro native was a farmer and member of Bethel Baptist Church in Beech Grove. 

Colleen Bean

MAGAN -- Colleen Bean, 95, of Magan died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. The Fordsville native was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Her husband, Roy Bean, died in 1986. 

Donald L. Carrico

EVANSVILLE -- Donald L. Carrico, 58, of Evansville died there Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at his home from cancer. The Daviess County native was employed by Whirlpool Corp. and was a member of IUE-AFL-CIO Local 808. He enjoyed fishing and golfing and was a member of Whirlpool Golf League.

Marjorie 'Margie' Keown

Marjorie "Margie" Keown, 70, of 311 Redbud Road, Owensboro, died there Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000. The Hancock County native was a homemaker and member of Hawesville Baptist Church. She was a Kentucky Colonel. Her husband, J.C. "Jay" Keown, died Oct. 7, 2000.

Noble W. Teague

MADISONVILLE -- Noble W. Teague, 75, of Madisonville died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville from cardiac arrest. The Muhlenberg County native was a member of First Christian Church and had retired from Peabody Coal Co. as director of preparation. He was a World War II Army veteran and had received the Bronze Star. His son, Donald A. Teague, died April 1, 1996.

Leonard F. Wheatley

HARDINSBURG -- Leonard F. Wheatley, 85, of Hardinsburg died there Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. The Breckinridge County native retired from the Army and the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier. He was a member of St. Romuald Catholic Church. His son, Charles Franklin Burdette, died in 1997.

Alvah Lee 'A.L.' Northern

Alvah Lee "A.L." Northern, 86, of 2722 Veach Road, Owensboro, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Ohio County native was a retired mechanic and oil field worker. He was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and gardening. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Burgess Northern, on May 8, 1999, and two sons, Larry Northern in October 1998 and Wendell Northern in 1938.

James Verne McCaslin

CALHOUN -- James Verne McCaslin, 81, of Calhoun died there Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Riverside Manor Health Care Center. The Hawesville native was a retired farmer and member of Calhoun United Methodist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran and had received the Purple Heart. He was a member of McLean County VFW Memorial Post 5415 and enjoyed hunting.

Yvonne 'Bonnie' Howell

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Yvonne "Bonnie" Howell, 64, of Tell City died there Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Oakwood Health Campus from cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Linus Howell and her son, Steven Howell.

Arlene Park Sterett

Arlene Park Sterett, 74, of 4530 Condor Place, Owensboro, died there Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at her home. The Derby, Ind., native had worked at Eck Miller Transportation Co. in Reo, Ind., for 12 years. She enjoyed NASCAR, UK basketball, crocheting, yard work and hydroplane racing.

Junior Curtis Gregory

BREMEN -- Junior Curtis Gregory, 68, of Bremen died there Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at his home. The Morehead, Mo., native was a carpenter and Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Gregory.

Michael Junior Geary

SOUTH CARROLLTON -- Michael Junior Geary, 34, of South Carrollton died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a saw mill worker. 

Mary Jo Burns

CENTRAL CITY -- Mary Jo Burns, 65, of Central City died there Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at her home. The Muhlenberg County native was an optical technician at Oak Tree Eye Clinic and member of First Baptist Church in Central City.

Nellie Susan Beliles

BELTON -- Nellie Susan Beliles, 86, of Belton died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a homemaker and member of Mud River Union General Baptist Church. Her husband, Moncie Beliles, died in 1971.

Charles 'Eddie' Allinger Jr.

LEOPOLD, Ind. -- Charles "Eddie" Allinger Jr., 52, of Leopold, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Norton Hospital in Louisville from cancer. The Perry County native was a carpenter supervisor for Badgett Construction Co. in Louisville and was a 1966 graduate of Tell City High School. Hew enjoyed boating, woodworking and gardening. 

1 December 2000
Theodore A. 'Ted' Nalley

LEITCHFIELD -- Theodore A. "Ted" Nalley, 76, of Leitchfield died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at his home. The Daviess County native was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from civil service at the Long Beach, Calif., shipyards and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. 

Ermal Edna Messamore

GREENVILLE -- Ermal Edna Messamore, 80, of Greenville died there Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital after a brief illness. The Hopkins County native attended First Assembly of God Church. Her husband, William Neal Messamore, died July 18, 1999.

William Robert Miller

William Robert Miller, 83, of 4521 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Wayne County native retired from General Electric after 22 years. He worked for Green Coal Co. and was a member of New Focus Community Church. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and enjoyed working in the yard and working in church.

Lillie Lyon Pile

BROWNSVILLE -- Lillie Lyon Pile, 93, of Brownsville, formerly of Breckinridge County, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at her home. The Breckinridge County native was a housewife and a Methodist. Her husband, Francis Pile, died in 1983.

Okrie M. Wilson

BOWLING GREEN -- Okrie M. Wilson, 86, of Bowling Green died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Daviess County native graduated from Owensboro High School. He was a retired master electrician and member of First Baptist Church. He was the former owner of Veazey Electric and Wilson Bros. Amusement Co. He worked at Western Kentucky Gas, Cole Bros. Circus and Beech Bend Park and was a member of Electrical Clearinghouse. 

Gracie E. Butters

CANNELTON, Ind. -- Gracie E. Butters, 66, of Cannelton died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Ind. The Ghent native was a member of Freewill Baptist Church. She was a volunteer for the church's school, Cornerstone Christian School, and enjoyed spending time with family.

Sadie Gray King

LEWISPORT -- Sadie Gray King, 90, of Lewisport died there Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Heartland Villa. The Hancock County native was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Her first husband, Harlis Shadwick, died in 1949; and her second husband, Carl N. King, died in 1992.

Ida Matthews Dexter

HAWESVILLE -- Ida Matthews Dexter, 103, of Hardinsburg, formerly of Hawesville, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Medco Center in Hardinsburg. The Breckinridge County native was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church.

Clarence 'Sonny' Ashby

ASHBYBURG -- Clarence "Sonny" Ashby, 65, of Ashbyburg died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at his home after a brief illness. The Beech Grove native was an Army veteran. He formerly worked for Armour Homes in Sebree and the Brothers Chair Factory in Island.

Veachel Lynn 'Rocky' Piper

BELTON -- Veachel Lynn "Rocky" Piper, 37, of Belton died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at his home. The Muhlenberg County native was a sawmill worker and a member of Holiness Church.

Beulah Mae Lindsey

HARTFORD -- Beulah Mae Lindsey, 68, of Minier, Ill., formerly of Ohio County, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Hopedale, Ill. The Bonneau, S.C., native was a homemaker. Her husband, William Lindsey, died Nov. 25, 1983.

Oscar Russell Burden

CENTRAL CITY -- Oscar Russell Burden, 61, of Central City died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a retired coal miner and an Army veteran. He was a Baptist. 

Inice I. Blunk

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Inice I. Blunk, 88, of Tell City died there Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. The Branchville, Ind., native retired from Dauby's Department Store in Tell City. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and William Tell Senior Citizens. Her husband of 44 years, Ivan Blunk, died Jan. 20, 1979.

Gayle E. Thovson

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Gayle E. Thovson, 53, of Colombus died there Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at her home. The Lorain, Ohio, native was a bookkeeper for Keil Bros. Oil in Colombus.

Bert C. Thompson Jr.

FORDSVILLE -- Bert C. Thompson Jr., 61, of Fordsville died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Ill. The Owensboro native retired from Electro Motive after 30 years as a millwright. He was a member of Fordsville Masonic Lodge 600 F & AM; Lockport, Ill., Masonic Lodge 538 AF & AM; Madisonville Shriners Rizpah 144; Hartford Masonic Lodge; Ohio County Shriners; and Fordsville Fire Department.

Marcus Xavier Swanagan

Marcus Xavier Swanagan, 2-month-old son of Harry Swanagan and Hedi Harrison, both of Owensboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at home. He was born in Louisville.

Flora Rice

HAWESVILLE -- Flora Rice, 98, of Hawesville died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind. The Hancock County native was a member of Mount Eden Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi "Dude" Rice, in 1948, and two sons, Lester Rice and Eugene Rice.

Virginia L. Quisenberry

Virginia L. Quisenberry, 86, of Owensboro died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was an Ohio County native. Her husband, Odie Quisenberry, died March 26, 1982.

Dakota Scott Lyle

Dakota Scott Lyle, newborn son of Richard and Tonya Maddox Lyle of 1685 Glendale Ave., Owensboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. 

The Rev. D. Lamar Mattingly

HARDINSBURG -- The Rev. D. Lamar Mattingly, 72, of Hardinsburg died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility in Hardinsburg. The Roff native retired as a Methodist minister from the Louisville Conference in 1990. He served at Breckinridge Street United Methodist Church in Owensboro and Trinity United Methodist churches in Owensboro and Utica. He served in other Kentucky churches including Hardinsburg and Louisville circuits.

Cecilia 'Gayle' Payne Coin

ISLAND -- Cecilia "Gayle" Payne Coin, 41, of Island died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Daviess County native was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Livermore. She was employed at Kuester's of Owensboro. 

Jonell S. Clark

Jonell S. Clark, 75, of 1936 Lydia Drive, Owensboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The McLean County native retired from Glenmore Distiller after 45 years. She was a Methodist and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Lewis M. Austill

Lewis M. Austill, 52, of 4100 Rudy Martin Drive Apt. B, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at his home. The Beech Grove native enjoyed spending time with others.

Gladys Marie Arnold

SOUTH CARROLLTON -- Gladys Marie Arnold, 67, of South Carrollton died there Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at her home. The Muhlenberg County native was a homemaker and member of Richardson Chapel General Baptist Church. 

Lois Ray McGehee

GREENVILLE -- Lois Ray McGehee, 70, of Greenville died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at his home following a lengthy illness. The Todd County native was a retired welder and had retired from Arch Mineral Coal Mine. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Carter Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

James Warren Lee

GLASGOW -- James Warren Lee, 56, of Glasgow died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at his home after a long illness. The Evansville native was a Navy veteran. He was a mechanic and member of Cave City Baptist Church.

Robert R. 'Louis' Wilcox

DAYTON, Ohio -- Robert R "Louis" Wilcox, 86, of Dayton died there Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at VA Medical Center in Dayton. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and had retired from General Motors after 32 years. He was a member of Far Hills Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting.

Leona Drake

CANNELTON, Ind. -- Leona Drake, 79, of Cannelton died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System of heart failure. The Evansville native was chairwoman of the executive board and Indiana veterans home committees of Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 Auxiliary in Cannelton, where she was a member for 24 years. She was past president of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 Auxiliary in Tell City. 

29 November 2000
Helen Kennedy

Helen Kennedy, 74, of 765 Dixiana Drive, Owensboro, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at her home. The McLean County native had worked at General Electric. She was a retired photo colorist and was a homemaker. She was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and enjoyed reading, sewing and flower gardening. Her husband, Aubrey Kennedy, died Sept. 4, 1997.

Marvin Powers

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Marvin Powers, 70, of Lancaster died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Ephrata Hospital. The Richland, Ind., native attended Indiana University. He graduated from and formerly taught at Lancaster Bible College. He retired from Aberdeen Proving Grounds in 1970 and was a member and former deacon of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and a retired lieutenant colonel. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Jones Powers.

Gladys Dale Settle

Gladys Dale Settle, 72, of 3714 Jefferson St., Owensboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The McLean County native was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church.

Sharon Gayle Lancaster Pate

Sharon Gayle Lancaster Pate, 53, of 245 Coast Guard Lane, Owensboro, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native had worked as a secretary for Quality Oil and Pate Equipment. She was a member of Eaton Memorial Baptist Church and the church's Abundant Life Sunday school class. She was involved in establishing the local multiple sclerosis support group and enjoyed singing. She was known for her religious devotion.

William Peter Minneman

HARTFORD -- William Peter Minneman, 87, of Hartford died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native retired as a lumberyard manager and truck driver. He was a Presbyterian, a founding member of Little League in Chester, N.Y., and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Earl McPherson

GREENVILLE -- Earl McPherson, 65, of Greenville died there Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital after a brief illness. The Muhlenberg County native was a member of Carter Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from E. A. Cohen and Son Hardware Store in 1992 after 41 years, was a member of Pond River Masonic Lodge 244 and enjoyed trapshooting.

Ruby Inez Lazenby

COULTERVILLE, Ill. -- Ruby Inez Lazenby, 94, of Coulterville, formerly of Owensboro, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Coulterville Care Center. The Liberty Hill, Texas, native graduated from the College of Industrial Arts in Denton, Texas. She taught in public school in Oklahoma and in business college before marrying. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and formerly taught the women's Sunday school class. She was active in Gideons International and in Thruston school PTA. Her husband, Walter S. Lazenby, died May 6, 1989.

Golda A. Banks

LEWISPORT -- Golda A. Banks, 100, of Lewisport died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Hancock County native was a member of First Baptist Church of Lewisport. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Dewey Banks, on Feb. 1, 1998; a son, Carl Banks; and two daughters, Georgetta and Eugenia.

28 November 2000
Charles Burkhart

CENTERTOWN -- Charles Burkhart, 81, of Centertown died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at his home. The Harlan County native retired from Peabody Coal Co. at Ken Underground. He was a member of UMWA and American Legion Post 296 and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Merrills' Marauders. He served in China, Burma and India and received a Bronze Star. 

William Garfield Howard

BEAVER DAM -- William Garfield Howard, 47, of Beaver Dam died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in Hammond, Ind. The Chicago Heights, Ill., native was the owner/operator of Howard's Pawn, Howard's Laundromat and Howard's Rentals. He was a Baptist.

Loraine E. 'Mama T' Maddox

NORTONVILLE -- Loraine E. "Mama T" Maddox, 85, of Nortonville died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. The Butler County native was a member of St. Paul AME Zion Church in Drakesboro, where she served on the missionary society board. She was a retired seamstress and homemaker. Her husband, Willie Maddox Sr., died in 1976, and a son, Charles E. Maddox Sr., died in 1976.

Daisy Mae Phelps

BEAVER DAM -- Daisy Mae Phelps, 95, of Beaver Dam died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. The Butler County native was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Butler County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loddie W. Phelps, on March 10, 1973; and two sons, Wilbert "Bill" Phelps, on June 15, 1998, and Ivan Ray Phelps, on June 23, 1983.

Wayne Phillip Walters

Wayne Phillip Walters, 73, of Whitesville died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Wellington Parc. The Hymera, Ind., native retired from the federal government in 1983. He was an engineer for Voice of America, was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing.

27 November 2000
Joe Kaiser

SANTA CLAUS, IND. -- Joe Kaiser, 54, of Santa Claus died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Deaconess-St. Joseph's Hospital in Huntingburg, Ind. The Huntingburg native was a motor route carrier for the Evansville Courier and Press, the Messenger-Inquirer and the Daily Herald.

Rachel Craig Alexander

Rachel Craig Alexander, 84, of 1374 Stinnett Road, Maceo, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Owensboro. The Daviess County native was a homemaker and member of Maceo United Methodist Church. Her husband, Glen Alexander, died in 1983.

Wilemina Mahoney 'Billie' Gubler

Wilemina Mahoney "Billie" Gubler, 91, of 113 E. 8th St., Owensboro, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Hermitage Manor Nursing Home in Owensboro. The Owensboro Native retired from Harry Holder Ford after 38 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Joy Sunday School Class.

Charlene Hamilton Richard

Charlene Hamilton Richard, 71, of 1200 E. Byers Ave., Owensboro, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Spencer County, Ind., native was a member of St. Stephen's Cathedral. She was a 1986 graduate of Brescia College with a bachelor's degree in sociology. She was a former counselor for Green River Comprehensive Care and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Rev. Thomas Rogers

The Rev. Thomas Rogers, 87, of 2122 Wink Court, Owensboro, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at his daughter's home in Owensboro. The Massillon, Ohio, native was a retired philosophy and religion professor emeritus from Kentucky Wesleyan College. He graduated from Westminster College, New York Biblical Seminary and Boston University. He was a retired minister from the Detroit Methodist Conference and member of Wesleyan Heights United Methodist Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel. His wife, Winifred Warren Rogers, died Aug. 11, 2000.

Joel A. Smiley

CLOVERPORT -- Joel A. Smiley, 78, of Cloverport died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg. The McDaniel's native was a retired farmer and mechanic. He was a member of Woodmen of the World Camp 295. His wife, Viola Smiley, died April 15, 1983.

Alice Wallace

CROMWELL -- Alice Wallace, 93, of Cromwell died here Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at her home. The Illinois native was a homemaker and member of Green River Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Wallace.


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