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Harold L. Westerfield

Harold L. Westerfield, 70, of 3221 St. Ann St., Owensboro, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his home. The Ohio County native formerly worked at S & H Green Stamp Store, Jim Martin Paint Store and in the maintenance department at Towne Square Mall. He was also a self-employed painter, was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed playing the guitar and the French harp. 

Sadie Ellen Anderson

WESTVIEW -- Sadie Ellen Anderson, 79, of Westview died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Medco Center in Hardinsburg. The Breckinridge County native was a housewife and a member of Cave Spring United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Schumacker. 

Mildred Goodman

HARDINSBURG -- Mildred Goodman, 83, of Hardinsburg died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at her home. The Breckinridge County native was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Goodman; and a daughter, Alberta Goodman. 

Raymond Berger

ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Raymond Berger, 90, of Rockport, Ind., died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Fulda, Ind., native was a farmer and a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. His wife, Gertrude Berger, died in 1991. 

Thelma Elizabeth Reed

CENTRAL CITY -- Thelma Elizabeth Reed, 88, of Central City died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was a Daviess County native. 

E.J. 'Shorty' Phillips

E.J. "Shorty" Phillips, 90, 301 E. 20th St., Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Reynolds Station native retired from General Electric Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the church's K.P. Sunday school class. His wife, Betty Mayrene Phillips, died Sept. 17, 1998. 

Druzella 'Dru' Nelson

MADISONVILLE -- Druzella "Dru" Nelson, 88, of Madisonville died there Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Regional Medical Center. The McLean County native was a cook and server for North Hopkins High School and a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Nortonville Chapter 243 and a charter member of Order of Eastern Star Hanson Chapter 53, where she held the office of marshal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin David Nelson, on Dec. 22, 1981; and a son, Ellis Ray Nelson. 

Evelyn Gregory

PIEDMONT, Ala. -- Evelyn Gregory, 81, of Piedmont died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Ala. The Piedmont native was a member of Piedmont Congregational Holiness Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 60 years. 

Lucy H. Gabbert

Lucy H. Gabbert, 100, of 716 Daviess St., Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Riverside Manor Nursing Home in Calhoun. The McLean County native was the assessor for the city of Owensboro from 1939-1969. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a longtime member of the Order of Eastern Star, Acacia Chapter. Her husband, Arthur W. Gabbert, died in 1939. 

Linda Joyce Duvall

CENTRAL CITY -- Linda Joyce Duvall, 52, of Central City died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Evansville native was a member of South Carrollton Missionary Baptist Church. 

Zachary Joseph Brinksneader

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Zachary Joseph Brinksneader, 3-month-old son of Randy and Mary Kay Brinksneader of Tell City, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. He was an Evansville native. 

Venna Tolson

ELKTON -- Venna Tolson, 75, of Elkton died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at her home. The Todd County native was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was retired from South Central Bell. Her husband, James J. Tolson, died in January 2000. 

James W. Wells

James W. Wells, 85, of 2547 Strawbridge Place, Owensboro, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Breckinridge County native retired as a supervisor from Murphy-Miller Chair Co. after 23 years and later worked at S.W. Anderson Co. He was a member and deacon emeritus of Macedonia Baptist Church and a volunteer at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital. He was a Sunday school teacher and an Army veteran. A daughter, Pat Terry, died in February 1988. 

Margaret Young

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Margaret Young, 80, of Tell City, formerly of Cannelton, Ind., died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at her home. The Tell City native was a self-employed accountant and bookkeeper for more than 45 years. She was a member of American Legion Post 213 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 auxiliaries. 

Jerry W. Noble

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Jerry W. Noble, 86, of Tell City died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Newburgh Health Care Center in Newburgh, Ind. The Cloverport native was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He flew 35 missions in a B-17 in Europe and also served in Japan. He and his brother founded the former Noble's Market, now Noble's IGA. He was a Protestant, a Chicago Cubs and Bulls fan and an animal lover. 

Levern S. Freeman

CANNELTON, Ind. -- Levern S. Freeman, 81, of Cannelton died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind. The Hancock County native retired as a dietitian from Perry County Memorial Hospital after 30 years. She was a member of Seventh Street Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting, flowers and raising canaries. Her husband, Malcolm Freeman, died in 1992 and a daughter, Betty J. Stephens, died in 1986. 

Devon Patrick Mittelberg

LEWISPORT -- Devon Patrick Mittelberg, infant, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. 

James Christian Cummings

ROCHESTER -- James Christian Cummings, 8 months, of Rochester died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his home. He was a native of Gulfport, Miss. 

Arnold Lee Crowe

Arnold Lee Crowe, 88, of 815 Parkway Drive, Owensboro, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Ohio County native retired as a scarfer from Green River Steel after 16 years and was a member of Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church. He played croquet, won several tournament championships and enjoyed hunting rabbit and squirrel, fishing and reading the Bible. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Colleen Crowe, on July 16, 1996, and by a daughter, Peggy Crowe. 

Beverly Ann Chancellor

CLOVERPORT -- Beverly Ann Chancellor, 62, of Bowling Green died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Cloverport native was a member of Morgantown Church of Christ and lived in Topeka, Kan., for 30 years. 

Josephine Shocklee Baird

CALHOUN -- Josephine Shocklee Baird, 87, of Calhoun died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Livermore native retired as a teacher from Daviess County Public Schools. She taught at Utica and Snyder schools, was a member of Utica Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, traveling and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Louis Baird, on Dec. 19, 1971, and a son, Jerry Allen Baird. 

Gracie Louise Pharris

ROSINE -- Gracie Louise Maze Pharris, 75, of Rosine died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Rosine native retired from Thomas Industries. She was formerly a cook at Sheffields Restaurant in Beaver Dam and was a member of Rosine Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daymon Pharris, on Oct. 19, 1994, and a son, Donald Pharris. 

Marlin O. Fletcher

SELVIN, Ind. -- Marlin O. Fletcher, 66, of Selvin died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his home. The Fredonia native served in the Air Force and was a Korean War veteran. He was a coal miner, worked for Energy Supply and was a member of American Legion Post 200. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Fletcher.

James 'Ted' Arnold III

James "Ted" Arnold III, 39, of 2939 Legion Park Drive, Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native worked at Arnold Jewelers. He was an Army veteran and graduated from Horology School of Clocks in Quincy, Ill.

Lillie Jewell Bolin

Lillie Jewell Bolin, 75, of Owensboro died there Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Bon Harbor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The Ohio County native was a member of First General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Bolin, in 1995 and a daughter, Betty Bolin, in 1946.

John Bennett Cravens

EVANSVILLE -- John Bennett Cravens, 99, of Evansville, formerly of Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Angel Rivers Health & Rehab. The Owensboro native retired from Servel Inc. in 1955. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Baird Cravens, died in 1992.

Edith C. Goodman

Edith C. Goodman, 70, of 415 Sutton Lane, Owensboro, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Owensboro native was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church. 

Donald B. Hallam

Donald B. Hallam, 80, of Owensboro died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center in Southport, N.C., of congestive heart failure. The Albion, Ill., native was an electrician and had worked at General Tire and Rubber in Evansville. He had served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was active in the volunteer Grandparent's Program in Owensboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Majors Hallam, in 2000; and his son, Daniel B. Hallam, on Oct. 16, 2001.

Norman G. Held

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Norman G. Held, 91, of Tell City died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at his home. The Lamar, Ind., native was a retired farmer and member of Evangelical United Church of Christ and American Legion Post 213. He was a staff sergeant in the Army, serving in the South Pacific, and enjoyed gardening and fishing.

William G. Jewell

William G. Jewell, 83, of 754 Parkway Drive, Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Livingston native retired from Owensboro Municipal Utilities as a warehouse clerk. He was a member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church and Oddfellows Lodge 132.

Christine Smith Kelsall

RUSSELL SPRINGS -- Christine Smith Kelsall, 79, of Russell Springs died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. The Russell County native was a retired court reporter and member of St. Matthews Baptist Church.

Sister Therese Martin Mattingly

MAPLE MOUNT -- Sister Therese Martin Mattingly, 94, of Maple Mount died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. The Loretto native was in her 74th year of religious life and had served 12 years in an outreach ministry in Benton. She taught for 55 years in Harrodsburg, Louisville, Howardstown, Clementsville, Calvary and Leitchfield.

William G. Mattingly

CARRSVILLE -- William G. Mattingly, 79, of Carrsville died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Crittenden County Convalescent Center. He was a member of Hurricane Church, Salem Masonic Lodge 81 and Marion Order of Eastern Star Chapter 135.

Margaret McNamara-Kane

BEEMER, Neb. -- Margaret McNamara-Kane, 89, of Beemer died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at her home. The Beemer native was a high school science teacher in Maple Mount from 1936-1939 and in Owensboro from 1939-1969. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Beemer and a former member of Kentucky Teachers Association.

Madonna E. Murphy

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Madonna E. Murphy, 75, of Tell City died there Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Beverly Health Care. The Tell City native retired as produce manager from Noble's IGA in Tell City in 1982 after 20 years of service. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 Auxiliary and enjoyed cross-stitching and bowling.

Hazel Mae Penrod

DUNMOR -- Hazel Mae Penrod, 101, of Dunmor died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Russellville Health Care Manor. The Logan County native was a homemaker and member of Dunmor Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Allen Sanders Penrod.

Delmar 'Doc' Shadwick

LEWISPORT -- Delmar "Doc" Shadwick, 94, of Lewisport died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at his home. The Daviess County native was a retired farmer. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and past president of Yelvington Camp Meeting.

20 October 2001
Eva Belle Carroll

SEMIWAY -- Eva Belle Carroll, 85, of Semiway died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at her home. The McLean County native was a homemaker and member of New Cypress Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. Her husband, Ray Carroll, died Sept. 30, 1975.

Lindol Wade DeWeese

LOUISVILLE -- Lindol Wade DeWeese, 71, of Louisville died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at his home. The Ohio County native retired from L&N Railroad South Louisville shops after 44 years of service as a carman and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Valley Station Baptist Church, V.F.W. Post 1181 and the Grass Roots Democratic Club. 

Chance Alee Bradley

Chance Alee Bradley, 21-day-old son of Jennifer Rolley of Owensboro and Chris Bradley of Munfordville, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Muhlenberg County.

Obie Odel Gardner

KINGS PARK, N.Y. -- Obie Odel Gardner, 74, of Kings Park, formerly of Stanley, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Kings Park.

Jewell Curtis Groves

BELTON -- Jewell Curtis Groves, 63, of Belton died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at his son's home in Madisonville. The Muhlenberg County native was a saw mill worker and a Pentecostal.

John Henry Hall

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- John Henry Hall, 79, of Bonita Springs died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. The Lewisport native was a retired crane operator with Continental Steel in Kokomo, Ind., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Baptist. He enjoyed cards, camping, square dancing and shuffleboard.

Thelma Lee Harned

CLARKSON -- Thelma Lee Harned, 86, of Clarkson died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at North Hardin Health & Rehab in Radcliff. The Custer native retired from Bacons Department Store in Shively. She was a Methodist and a member of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Harned.

19 October 2001
Thomas Lee Adkins Sr.

MORGANTOWN -- Thomas Lee Adkins Sr., 67, of Owensboro died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Butler County native retired as a farmer and was a member of Newman Baptist Church. 

Mary Magdalen 'Madge' Bell

Mary Magdalen "Madge" Bell, 84, of Stanley died Wednesday. Oct. 17, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired from Westinghouse after 32 years, was a member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church and a former member of SS. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. She was a member of Army of Mary, Altar Society and Legion of Mary.

C.L. Bruington

HARDINSBURG -- C.L. Bruington, 94, of Hardinsburg died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. The Harned native retired from Chrysler Corp. as a quality control superintendent and was a member of Ephesus Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Francis C. Gaesser

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Francis C. Gaesser, 88, of Tell City died there Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. The Tell City native was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years and a World War II Army veteran, serving as staff sergeant and in a military police battalion. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, American Legion Post 213, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and Moose Lodge. His wife of 50 years, Marie Kallbrier Gaesser, died Sep. 8, 1997.

Ralph H. Irvin

CANNELTON, Ind. -- Ralph H. Irvin, 89, of Cannelton died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at his home. The Cannelton native was owner/operator of Cannelton Supply Co. and was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a teacher at Myers Grade School in Cannelton for 18 years and a Mason. He had served on Cannelton City School Board and Cannelton City Council. His wife of 60 years, Avis Carr Irvin, died in 1995.

Marie Lynch

BRANCHVILLE, Ind. -- Marie Lynch, 86, of Branchville died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Ind. The Louisville native retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1978 as Branchville postmaster, was former chairman of Perry County Board of Health and was a member of Branchville United Methodist Church and past member of St. Croix Homemakers Club. She wrote "Cooking With Marie" and enjoyed traveling, cooking, quilting and growing roses. Her husband, Owen L. Lynch, died in 1990.

Nettie 'Dodey' Miller Shifley

LOUISVILLE -- Nettie "Dodey" Miller Shifley of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. She graduated from Owensboro High School and University of Louisville. Her husband, Russell S. Shifley Jr., died in 1999.

Stanford Leroy Watts Jr.

BALTIMORE -- Stanford Leroy Watts Jr., 37, of Baltimore died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at his home. He was a Baltimore native.

Charles A. Whittington Sr.

Charles A. Whittington Sr., 76, of Owensboro died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Clarksville, Miss., native enjoyed sports and ballgames. A son, Charles A. Whittington Jr., died in 1994. 

18 October 2001
Ora May Hardison

BEECH CREEK -- Ora May Hardison, 83, of Beech Creek died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at her home. The Muhlenberg County native was a homemaker and member of Riverside Missionary Baptist Church in Browder. 

Opal Tyson Vincent

GRAHAM -- Opal Tyson Vincent, 87, of Graham died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital after a lengthy illness. The Muhlenberg County native was a housewife and member of Corley Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryant Vincent, on Sept. 16, 1965; and a son, Cecil Ray Vincent, on Feb. 14, 1999.

Bernice Davis Allen Reed

Bernice Davis Allen Reed, 86, of Owensboro died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Leon, W.Va., native was a homemaker and had attended Good Shepherd Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John W. Allen in 1940 and Forrest L. Reed; a son, Jim Allen in June, 2000; and two stepsons, Russell Reed and Ronnie Reed.

Dorothy Faith Goodaker

Dorothy Faith Goodaker, 76, of 824 Cottage Drive, Owensboro, died there Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. The Owensboro native was a member of Owensboro Christian Church and enjoyed playing golf and bridge. 

Woodie Mae Bishop

Woodie Mae Bishop, 94, of 1215 W. First St., Owensboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired as a sales clerk from several downtown Owensboro department stores before retiring in 1972 and was the last surviving charter member of Audubon Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Durward Bishop Sr., on Feb. 9, 1967; and a daughter, Helen Joyce Bishop, on Aug. 1, 1948.

Mary Magdalen Madge Bell

Mary Magdalen "Madge" Bell, 74, of Stanley died Wednesday. Oct. 17, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired from Westinghouse after 32 years, was a member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church in Stanley and a former member of SS. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church.

Margaret Saalwaechter Beaty

Margaret Saalwaechter Beaty, 86, of Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Owensboro, died there Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. The Stanley native retired from General Electric after 25 years and was a member of Third Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Beaty, on Feb. 26, 1969; and a daughter, Ann Latham, in June, 1990.

Carl Wilhelm Yeager

RICHLAND, Ind. -- Carl Wilhelm Yeager, 96, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., formerly of Richland, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in Rancho Palos Verdes from a stroke and other complications. He retired as a farmer in 1970. His wife, Emma Yeager, died in 1987.

Ailene Shutt

GREENVILLE -- Ailene Shutt, 77, of Greenville died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at her home after a lengthy illness. The Muhlenberg County native was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville.

17 October 2001
Veneta M. Ballis

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Veneta M. Ballis, 47, of Tell City died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at her home from cancer. The Tell City native was administrative secretary and chief matron of Perry County Sheriff's Department until she retired in March due to illness. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Tell City and enjoyed collecting teacups and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Joseph W. Bartlett

Joseph W. Bartlett, 83, of 2253 Hoop Jr. Court, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired as a farmer and was a deacon and member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served 34 months, receiving a bronze battle star, a European, African and Middle Eastern campaign ribbon, and the Purple Heart while fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Faye Bartlett.

Alma Lee Burden

CLOVERPORT -- Alma Lee Burden, 64, of Cloverport died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at her home. The Cloverport native was a member of Cloverport Baptist Church and had worked at Kentucky Baptist Children's Home at Glendale and Pine Crest. She was a licensed cosmetologist and had worked in Owensboro.

Larry Dale Embry

Larry Dale Embry, 54, of 1700 Leitchfield Road, Owensboro, died there Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. The Ohio County native worked in the maintenance department at ALCAN Aluminum in Sebree for 18 years and was an Army veteran, serving from 1966 to 1968. 

Glenn E. Erwin

ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Glenn E. Erwin, 67, of Rockport died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System from a heart condition. The Crossville, Ill., native was a building contractor and a member of Rockport Masonic Lodge No. 112 and Ayer Flying Club in Owensboro.

Harry L. Gebhard

EVANSVILLE -- Harry L. Gebhard, 80, of Evansville, formerly of Rockport, Ind., died Oct. 15, 2001, at Good Samaritan Home in Evansville. The Rockport native was an ARC welder at Servel Arkla for 25 years and retired from Pre-Way after 10 years. He was a member of Lessing Masonic Lodge No. 464, Scottish Rite, Hadi Shrine and Veterans of Foreign Wars 2953. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred M. Gebhard, in 1995; and a son, Michael Gebhard, in 2000. 

Marjorie Linda Gibbons

BEAVER DAM -- Marjorie Linda Gibbons, 75, of Beaver Dam died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Hendersonville, N.C., native was a homemaker and member of McHenry Baptist Church.

Rachel Hardison Henderson Kirk

GREENVILLE -- Rachel Hardison Henderson Kirk, 91, of Greenville, formerly of Deer Lick, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. The Todd County native was a homemaker and member of Wiley's Chapel Methodist Church.

James D. Lashbrook

James D. Lashbrook, 67, of Owensboro died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired as an attorney from private practice and attended Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a public defender for 13 years, an Army veteran and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He graduated from Brescia College with a business administration degree and received his master's from Ohio State University.

James T. Morehead

MADISONVILLE -- James T. Morehead, 87, of Madisonville, formerly of Drakesboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. He retired from Island Creek Coal Co. in 1976 and was a member of St. Paul AME Zion Church in Drakesboro. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America and an Army veteran of World War II.

Melissa Jane Phillips

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Melissa Phillips, 32, of Jacksonville died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. The Owensboro native was a member of Community Baptist Church.

Theodore Rorer

GARY, Ind. -- Theodore Rorer, 83, of Gary died there Friday, Oct. 12, 2001. The Owensboro native retired from Inland Steel as a stationary fireman, attended Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Carl E. Whitmer

BREMEN -- Carl E. Whitmer, 74, of Bremen died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Spark Nursing Center in Central City. The Muhlenberg County native was a saw mill worker. He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Whitmer.

Gustava Lee Hayden

BOWLING GREEN -- Gustava Lee Hayden, 88, of Bowling Green, formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Owensboro native retired from Domestic Insurance Co. and was a member of Center Street Missionary Baptist Church in Owensboro. She was former receptionist for Elizabeth Munday Senior Center, chaired the Parking Lot Building Fund Committee, played organ and piano for the church choir and enjoyed arts and crafts. 

16 October 2001
James E. Couty

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- James E. Couty, 84, of Vancouver died Sept. 13, 2001, at his home. The Owensboro native graduated from the University of Kentucky, retired from Meier and Frank and was active in the Clark County Planning Commission in the 1950s. He was an Army veteran of World War II, was a Major and received the Bronze Star. He enjoyed gardening, swimming, walking and animals. His first wife, Joan Couty, died in 1986.

Alisa Ann Boone

Alisa Ann Boone, 40, of Wendell Foster Center, Owensboro, died there Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. The Daviess County native was disabled, a member of Pleasant Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed country music.

Gerald A. Bryan

MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. -- Gerald A. Bryan, 80, of Madeira Beach died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at his home. The Owensboro native was a certified public accountant at B/W Tobacco for 25 years and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seminole, Fla. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, served in the European and Pacific Theaters and took part in the Normandy invasion. 

Helen Louise Drane

LOCUST HILL -- Helen Louise Drane, 59, of Locust Hill died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. The Lexington native was a housewife and attended Emmanuel Fellowship Church and Garfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by two sons; and a stepson, Tony Drane.

Martha H. 'Marty' Kirkner

Martha H. "Marty" Kirkner, 62, of 1651 W. 4th St., Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Carrollton County Memorial Hospital. The Ohio County native was a Baptist.

Nell Hays Mercer

CENTRAL CITY -- Nell Hays Mercer, 93, of 2112 Ford Ave., Owensboro, formerly of Central City, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at her son's home in Owensboro. The Butler County native was a housewife, a member of Owensboro Christian Church and a graduate of Western Kentucky University. Her husband, Raymond F. Mercer, died in 1994.

Zella Ruth Shown

HARTFORD -- Zella Ruth Shown, 86, of Plattsmouth, Neb., formerly of Hartford, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at NHS Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Neb. The Dawson Springs native retired in 1961 as a licensed practical nurse and was a member of Portway Baptist Church in Brownsville, Texas, and had been a member of Rebecca's Lodge in Plattsmouth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Thomas Shown Sr.; and two sons, Cecil Thomas Shown Jr. and Dennis Reyburn Shown.

Marietta Cox Taylor

LIVERMORE -- Marietta Cox Taylor, 90, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Livermore, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at her home. The Nuckols native retired from the U.S. Post Office in Livermore after 43 years and was a member of Livermore Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Roy C. Taylor, died Dec. 26, 1977.

Sue H. Wilson

BEAVER DAM -- Sue H. Wilson, 83, of Beaver Dam died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. The Ohio County native was a housewife and member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Her husband, Hoyt Wilson, died Nov. 11, 1991.

Genora Wright

ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Genora Wright, 81, of Rockport died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Richland, Ind., native was a homemaker. Her husband, Charles Wright, died in 1996.

Nan Oliphant Barber

DICKSON, Tenn. -- Nan Oliphant Barber, 69, of Dickson, formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at National Health Care Center in Dickson. She retired as a school teacher after 38 years of teaching in Dickson, Nashville and Owensboro and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dickson. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nanette Marksberry.

Margarine Carman Elliott

HUDSON -- Margarine Carman Elliott, 78, of Hudson died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility in Hardinsburg. The Breckinridge County native was a seamstress and retired from Eleanor Beard Studio and Galante Studio in Hardinsburg. Her husband, Percy Elliott, died Dec. 15, 1992.

James Henry Bishop

MCQUADY -- James Henry Bishop, 59, of McQuady died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at his home. The Glen Dean native had worked for Dunaway Timber as a logger.

15 October 2001
Ruby A. McMahan

Ruby A. McMahan, 87, of The Hermitage, Owensboro, died there Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001. The Grayson County native was a homemaker and member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Owensboro. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 391 in Louisville for 50 years and was a former member of Kenwood Baptist Church. Her husband, Robert S. McMahan, died in 1972.

James Richard Greenwell

James Richard Greenwell, 73, of 1618 Alderson Court, Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Morganfield native retired from Texas Gas as treasurer after 35 years and was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and former member of the Sarah Club. He graduated from Notre Dame University, supported Brescia University and enjoyed tennis, cards and charitable activities. His wife, Mary Ruth Greenwell, died May 27, 1985.

Leland S. Highman Sr.

EVANSVILLE -- Leland S. Highman Sr., 82, of Evansville died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at his home. The Tell City, Ind., native retired from Whirlpool after 33 years and was a Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He served in New Guinea and Australia and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He enjoyed gardening, walking in the woods with his dogs, smoking his pipe and talking on citizens band radio. 

Otha L. Joines

ROCKY HILL -- Otha L. Joines, 86, of Rocky Hill died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Medical Center of Bowling Green. The Muhlenberg County native was a transmission mechanic, a member of Fairview General Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Estes Joines.

Brian J. 'Bub' Sivolella

BOONVILLE, Ind. -- Brian J. "Bub" Sivolella, 24, of Boonville died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center in Newburgh, Ind., from cerebral palsy. He attended special education multiple handicap class at Castle High School. 

Mary Foreman Richards

Mary Foreman Richards, 65, of Whitesville died Saturday. Oct. 13, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Ohio County native retired from Fordsville Nursing Home, was a member of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church in Ohio County and enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Julia Ann Ralph

Julia Ann Ralph, 59, of Owensboro died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at her home. The Perry County native was a homemaker. Her first husband, James Russel Blake, died in 1968.

Dorothy Jean Draeger

Dorothy Jean Draeger, 70, of 915 E. 19th St., Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Marion, Ill., native was an accountant for 31 years and retired from Draeger & Associates Inc. as secretary-treasurer. She was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church and a Kentucky Colonel. She was a member of Tops Club for 25 years and enjoyed spending time with her family. 

14 October 2001
Joan Withers Sullivan

Joan Withers Sullivan, 69, of 1345 W. 15th St., Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Jamestown native was a member of Owensboro Christian Church and enjoyed garage sales, flowers and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

James E. Scott

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. -- James E. Scott, 80, of Clarksville died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. The Sacramento native retired as owner of Scott's Inc. of Holland, Mich., and Douglas, Mich., and Cramco Inc. in Amory, Miss. He was a member of Morton Memorial Church in Clarksville and American Legion in Holland. He was a Kentucky Colonel and past exalted ruler of Jeffersonville Elks Club.

Mary S. O'Bryan

Mary S. O'Bryan, 83, of 1801 Hillbridge Road, Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Stanley native retired from General Electric as group leader and was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. She was a member of Silver Bells Group and Daviess County Homemakers in Madisonville. She was a Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed making quilts and collecting carnival glass. Her husband, Joseph G. O'Bryan, died in 1983.

Mason Humphrey

LIVERMORE -- Mason Humphrey, 50, of Livermore died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in McLean County. The McLean County native was a service technician for Kentucky Utilities for more than 23 years and retired from the National Guard. He was a member of Livermore United Methodist Church, Livermore Lions Club and served on the Livermore City Council for more than 10 years.

Barbara Clark

PRINCETON -- Barbara Clark, 53, of Princeton died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at her home after a long illness. The Miami native was a housewife and member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.

13 October 2001
Geneva Pearl Embry

Geneva Pearl Embry, 88, of 3030 Daviess St., Owensboro, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at her son's home in Owensboro. The Butler County native was a member of Community Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Artie Embry Sr., on Nov. 9, 1988; and three sons, Willie Embry on Dec. 3, 1936, Willard Embry on Nov. 17, 1962, and Boyd Embry on Jan. 19, 2001.

Roy D. Bauman

ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Roy D. Bauman, 78, of Rockport died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System from a stroke. The Rockport native was a retired claims deputy for the state of Indiana. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 254, Lakewood Country Club, Ex-War Prisoner Organization, Evansville Chapter of the Society for Barber Shop Quartet Singing and was a World War II Army veteran.

Kenneth Tice Daugherty Sr.

HARTFORD -- Kenneth Tice Daugherty Sr., 57, of Hartford died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his home. The Wooster, Ohio, native retired from construction and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Beaver Dam. He was preceded in death by a son, Bennie Joe Daugherty, in 1972; and a daughter, Jennifer Pearlene Daugherty, in 1988.

Nancy P. Elder

Nancy P. Elder, 93, of 5735 Alvey Bridge Road, Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Hermitage Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. The Daviess County was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and crocheting. 

James Oliver Jessup

GREENVILLE -- James Oliver Jessup, 73, of Greenville died there Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. The Muhlenberg County native retired from Peabody Coal Co. as a miner. He was a Korean War veteran and was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Danny Carl Ball

CENTRAL CITY -- Danny Carl Ball, 56, of Central City died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his home. The Muhlenberg County native was a belt line operator at Tennessee Valley Authority. He was an Air Force veteran and was a Baptist. 

Mary Charlene Cardwell

CROMWELL -- Mary Charlene Cardwell, 86, of Cromwell died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. The Butler County native was a housewife and a member of Fairview Church of Christ in Butler County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Ray Cardwell, on Oct. 7, 1965; and a son, Ricky Cardwell, on June 6, 1968.

Lucille Canary

FORDSVILLE -- Lucille Canary, 84, of Fordsville died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. The Ohio County native was a homemaker and member of Providence Baptist Church. Her husband, Earl Canary, died on Dec. 18, 1997.

12 October 2001
Venita Mae Hoops

CENTRAL CITY -- Venita Mae Hoops, 72, of Central City died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a homemaker. 

Verna Mae Mason

LEWISBURG -- Verna Mae Mason, 88, of Lewisburg died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville. The McLean County native was a homemaker and member of Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Mason.

Herman W. Peters

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Herman W. Peters, 75, of Tell City died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System from respiratory failure. The Leopold, Ind., native owned and operated Herman Peters Inc. for 52 years and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Pius Church and the American Legion Post 213. He enjoyed traveling, farming and his pipe. 

J.D. Rogers

J.D. Rogers, 70, of Whitesville died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his home after a lengthy illness. The Ohio County native retired from Orbit Gas Co. in Owensboro. He was a member of Eaton Memorial Baptist Church and the Whitesville Senior Citizens, where he served on the board of directors. He enjoyed NASCAR, gardening and time with family.

Lawrence Edward Towery

CALHOUN -- Lawrence Edward Towery, 49, of Calhoun died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at his home in Guffie. The McLean County native was a member of the Harvest Baptist Temple in Owensboro. He enjoyed fishing, playing Bingo and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Charles A. Reid

Charles Albert Reid, 68, of Owensboro died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his home. The Cloverport native was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Brescia College in 1959 and from University of Wisconsin Banking School. In 1976, he became president and CEO of Independence Bank. He enjoyed reading and charitable and civic organizations.

James F. Ritter

James F. Ritter, 64, of Utica died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Flint, Mich., native retired as an auto body repair specialist. He enjoyed fishing and yardwork. He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Ritter, in 1994; and a daughter, Maureen Ritter, in 1984.

Edward L. Stone

BELTON -- Edward L. Stone, 76, of Belton died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Ohio County native was a member of Dunmor Baptist Church, was a veteran of World War II and had worked at U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind. 

Oleen S. Barron

EVANSVILLE -- Oleen S. Barron, 78, of Evansville, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at McCurdy Healthcare Center in Evansville. The Daviess County native retired from General Electric as a secretary in the engineering department. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a former member and secretary of the Owensboro Rifle Association. Her husband, James L. Barron, died in 1966.

11 October 2001
Elvis H. Travis

HARTFORD -- Elvis H. Travis, 64, of Hartford died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at his home. The Hartford native retired from LTV Steel Co.

Elzie Barnett Richey

GRAHAM -- Elzie Barnett Richey, 87, of Graham died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his home after a long illness. The Muhlenberg County native drilled water wells and attended East Union Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Richey, in 1990; and a son, Roger Richey.

Hazel Powers

CLOVERPORT -- Hazel Powers, 84, of Cloverport died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. The McQuady native was a member of Cloverport Baptist Church.

Anna 'Annie' Johnson

CENTRAL CITY -- Anna "Annie" Johnson, 83, of Central City died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at NLDC Health Care in Madisonville. The Muhlenberg County native was a homemaker and member of Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oval Johnson, in 1989; and two sons, J.L. Johnson and James E. Johnson.

Curtis D. Higgs Sr.

BEAVER DAM -- Curtis D. Higgs Sr., 54, of Owensboro died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired as a roofer and was a member of Rosine Baptist Church and a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, John Higgs.

Otto J. Forler

CHRISNEY, Ind. -- Otto J. Forler, 103, of Chrisney died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Woodlands Convalescent Center in Newburgh, Ind. He retired as a farmer and was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Veta Forler, in 1952; and a son, Eugene Forler, in 1997.

Kimberly Joyce Bowman

MADISONVILLE -- Kimberly Joyce Bowman, 39, of Madisonville died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville from a brain aneurysm. The Madisonville native was a member of Little Flock Baptist Church in Nebo and a graduate of South Hopkins High School.

Lucy Clyde Bean

NARROWS -- Lucy Clyde Bean, 91, of Narrows died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital. The Beaver Dam native was a homemaker and member of Hartford United Methodist Church. Her husband, William F. Bean, died in 1995.

10 October 2001
Mary Minginourch Kelley

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. -- Mary Minginourch Kelley, 90, of Cliffside Park, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001. The Cliffside Park native graduated from Englewood Hospital Nursing School and worked in Memorial Cancer Hospital's department of social welfare. She was superintendent of Englewood Hospital Nursing School and an Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II. She was discharged as captain and later worked in social welfare in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin J. Kelley.

Stella Stovall Gossett

WALNUT COVE, N.C. -- Stella Stovall Gossett, 97, of Walnut Cove, formerly of Muhlenberg County, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Walnut Cove nursing home. She was a housewife and member of Akron (Ohio) Baptist Temple. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Gossett; and a son, Jim Gossett.

Katelin Michelle Edgell

Katelin Michelle Edgell, infant daughter of Donald and Eugena Edgell of 7828 Kentucky 81, Owensboro, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System.

Margaret Elizabeth Brown

ISLAND -- Margaret Elizabeth Brown, 95, of Island died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Professional Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hartford. The Rumsey native was a homemaker, member of Buttonsberry Baptist Church in McLean County and enjoyed gardening and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Crawford in 1937, and Ivan M. Brown on Jan. 29, 1988; and a son, James Crawford in 1973.

Eldred Lloyd Pyott

CENTRAL CITY -- Eldred Lloyd Pyott, 84, of Central City died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Greenville. The Harriman, Tenn., native retired as an electrician from Tennessee Valley Authority and was a member of Nelson Creek Pentecostal Church. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a World War II veteran.

9 October 2001
Bessie Knight Gates

SEBREE -- Bessie Knight Gates, 88, of Sebree died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at her daughter's home. She was a member of Sebree United Methodist Church for 46 years where she served as church officer and taught Sunday school. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Homemakers Club and Webster County Homemakers Council. She managed Kwik-Pik in Sebree and worked at Sebree Variety Shop. Her husband, J.Z. Gates, died in 1970.

Russell 'Jack' Willis

Russell "Jack" Willis, 82, of Owensboro died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Fordsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Breckinridge County native retired from Can-Tex Industries in Owensboro, was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church and a medical technician veteran of World War II. 

Gertrude Sandage

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Gertrude Sandage, 93, of Tell City died there Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare Center. The Tell City native had been an inspector for William Tell Woodcrafters in Tell City and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton, Ind. She was a member of St. Ann's Society, Tobinsport Homemakers Club and Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon DeWitt.

Charles Earl McFall

HAWESVILLE -- Charles Earl McFall, 60, of Hawesville died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his home. The Hancock County native retired from Tell City (Ind.) Chair after 33 years and was a member of Blackford Baptist Church.

Billy Dan McCaskill

MONROE, La. -- Billy Dan McCaskill, 74, of Monroe, formerly of Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at North Monroe Medical Center. He worked at Texas Gas Transmission Corp. in Owensboro in 1951, transferred to Louisiana in 1952 and retired as a communication specialist in 1988 after 37 years.

Wendell L. Lamar

HARTFORD -- Wendell L. Lamar, 60, of Hartford died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Raleigh (N.C.) Community Hospital. The Edmonson County native retired as a coal miner and was a member of East Hartford Baptist Church.

Evelyn L. Graham

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Evelyn L. Graham, 92, of Tell City died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Bon Harbor Nursing Home in Owensboro. The Mulhall, Okla., native was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Owensboro and enjoyed raising roses, square dancing, crafts, camping, ceramics and printing. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Oliver T. Turbyfill; her second husband, Claude W. Ennis; a son, Robert O. Turbyfill; and a daughter, Nell Claudette Caisse.

Coleman Dowell

HARDINSBURG -- Coleman Dowell, 88, of Hardinsburg died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Medco Center in Brandenburg. The Breckinridge County native retired from Kister Lumber Co. and Millwork as a carpenter, was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church and an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Sosh Dowell; and five daughters, Shirley Kelly, Bernice Henken, Dorothy Blackerby, Francis Elmore and Bettye Dowell.

William 'Stump' Dennison

William "Stump" Dennison, 41, of 717 Idaho Lane, Owensboro, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his parents' home. The Holyoke, Mass., native worked at Owensboro Grain Co. as a boiler operator and was a member of the Salvation Army. He enjoyed University of Kentucky athletics and spending time with his daughters.

William P. Clancy Jr.

William P. Clancy Jr., 76, of 1736 Navajo Drive, Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Wellington Parc from respiratory failure. The Louisville native was an agent for Metropolitan Life and a member of First Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and former president of the Mens Bible Class. He graduated from Centre College and was former president of Noon Optimist. He was an Army veteran and enjoyed golf, tennis and sailing.

Sister Mary Janette Bowling

MAPLE MOUNT -- Sister Mary Janette Bowling, 83, of Maple Mount died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. The New Haven native taught at St. Mary Magdalene School in Sorgho and was principal of St. Pius X School in Owensboro. She was director of religious education at Fort Knox from 1968 to 1984 and conducted teacher training workshops at military posts in the United States and Germany. 

George Lester Bard

GREENVILLE -- George Lester Bard, 61, of Greenville died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his home. The Depoy native retired from Air Gem Coal Mines in Carbondale, Ill. A son, Scottie Bard, died in 1979.

Earl Gardner Pyle

Earl Gardner Pyle, 76, of 8349 U.S. 60 West, Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. He retired from the Navy as a commander and was a retired high school principal. He was a Presbyterian, a member of the No-Name Club and enjoyed collecting coins. 

Donald R. Kincaid

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Donald R. Kincaid, 58, of Tell City died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville from a cranial hemorrhage. The Cannelton, Ind., native worked at Hartz Construction in Owensboro as a construction superintendent for more than 15 years and attended Troy Christian Church. He graduated from Cannelton High School in 1961 and enjoyed collecting coins and knives, auctions, NASCAR and spending time with his grandchildren.

8 October 2001
Tommy Jacob

Tommy Jacob, 86, of 1604 E. 19th St., Owensboro, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Marion County native retired from Sturgeon Pontiac and was a mechanic for the Owensboro Board of Education. He was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed playing dominos, dancing, hunting and fishing. A son, Billie Thomas Jacob, died in June 1991.

Mildred Martin Colley

DURHAM, N.C. -- Mildred Martin Colley, 82, of Durham, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell G. Colley Jr.; and a daughter, Linda C. Reusch.

Theresa Maria Keating

Theresa Maria Keating, 38, of 728 Isaac Shelby Drive, Owensboro, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Chicago native was a homemaker and member of St. Pius Tenth Catholic Church. 

Douglas Rhineburger

Vernon Douglas Rhineburger, 81, of 730 Pennbrooke Ave., Owensboro, died there Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. He was a farmer, a Pentecostal and enjoyed fishing. 

Herman C. Moseley

Herman C. Moseley, 67, of 1867 Airport Road, Owensboro, died there Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. The Ohio County native retired from Kentucky State Highway Department as Daviess County foreman. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and an Army Reserve veteran for 14 years.

7 October 2001
Andrea Dawn Stephen

Andrea Dawn Stephen, 21, of 3720 Springmeadow Dr., Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Louisville native was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. She was a senior at UK and was on the dean's list. She was a 1998 graduate of Daviess County High School and was in the marching band. Her father, Spencer Edward Stephen, died in 1997.

Irene H. Polster

EVANSTON, Ind. -- Irene H. Polster, 73, of Evanston died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Perry County (Ind.) Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind. The Evanston native retired from General Electric in Tell City after 40 years of service. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Evanston and enjoyed singing in the church choir, quilting, vegetable gardening and flower gardening.

Fred W. Puckett Jr.

Fred W. Puckett Jr., 82, of 232-A Raintree Dr., Owensboro, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Bon Harbor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. The Daviess County native retired from the Owensboro Police Department and had worked at Yellow Cab Company. He had played in the Silver Tones band for 20 years and was an Army veteran of World War II. His first wife, Hattie Puckett, died in 1988. 

Georgia Frazier Reed

LOUISVILLE -- Georgia Frazier Reed, 71, of Louisville, formerly of Powderly, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at her home in Louisville. The Powderly native was a member of West End Baptist Church in Louisville and had worked at Swift Meat Packing Co. She was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Reed, in 1992; and a son, Ronnie Keith Reed.

Richard L. McFarland Jr.

Richard L. McFarland Jr., 60, of Owensboro died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Posey County (Ind.) from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Owensboro native was CEO, president and owner of Packaging Unlimited of Western Kentucky and a member of St. Paul AME Church. He served on the H.L. Neblett Community Center and the Owensboro-Daviess County Chamber of Commerce boards. He was a member of Noon Rotary Club, NAACP and enjoyed golfing.

Gary Culbertson

BEAVER DAM -- Gary Culbertson, 40, of Hartford died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was a member of McHenry Baptist Church and worked for Environmental Compliance Monitoring of Dundee.

Joseph Alden Stirsman

BREMEN -- Joseph Alden Stirsman, 82, of Bremen died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Select Hospital in Evansville. The Bremen native retired as a banker in September 2001 after 50 years of service. He had worked at Sacramento Deposit Bank and Citizens Deposit Bank. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bremen and an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Rae Kathryn Stirsman, died in February 2000.

Lillie Ellen 'Ward' Taylor

JAMESTOWN, Tenn. -- Lillie Ellen "Ward" Taylor, 88, of Jamestown died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in Cannelton, Ind. The Tennessee native was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Taylor.

Lester Thompson

CLOVERPORT -- Lester Thompson, 85, of Owensboro, formerly of Cloverport, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Askins native was a member of the Deliverance Tabernacle Church in Owensboro and was a retired cab driver.

Patrick Thomas McFall

HAWESVILLE -- Patrick Thomas McFall, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. McFall of Hawesville, was stillborn Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System.

Durward Brown

Durward Brown, 80, of 3412 East Sixth St., Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Hermitage Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. The Ohio County native retired from General Electric and the State Parks Department as a maintenance worker. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 696. He enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing.

Edith Rice Emerson

INDIANAPOLIS -- Edith Rice Emerson, 74, of Indianapolis, formerly of Fordsville, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. The Ohio County native was a housewife and member of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion.

Gladys I. Day

HAWESVILLE -- Gladys I. Day, 80, of Hawesville died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at her home. The Henderson County native was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church and Hawesville Senior Citizens.

6 October 2001
Mary Alice Atwell

Mary Alice Atwell, 78, of 1312 W. First St., Owensboro, died there Friday, Oct. 5, 2001. The Owensboro native was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church in Lewisport. Her husband, Floyd Atwell, died in 1972.

Chester Douglas Phillips

SACRAMENTO -- Chester Douglas Phillips, 77, of Sacramento died there Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at his home. The Muhlenberg County native was a member of Brier Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church and had worked as an Island Creek Security worker at Furniture Factory and the Murphy-Miller Company.

Flora Amanda Henry McCaslin

HAWESVILLE -- Flora Amanda Henry McCaslin, 72, of Hawesville died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. The Owensboro native was a member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, flowers, eating out and shopping.

Beulah Daugherty

HARDINSBURG -- Beulah Daugherty, 90, of Shepherdsville, formerly of Hardinsburg, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Shepherdsville. The Breckinridge County native was preceded in death by her husband, John W. "Jay" Daugherty, on June 27, 1997; and a son, William Daugherty.

5 October 2001
Jane Kirk

Jane Kirk, 75, of 1205 Leitchfield Road, Owensboro, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Leisure Years Nursing Home. The Daviess County native retired from Daviess County School System after 38 years as a secretary and was a member of Utica Baptist Church. 

Charles William 'Bill' Calhoun

HIGHLAND, Ind. -- Charles William "Bill" Calhoun, 64, of Highland, formerly of Owensboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valpariso, Ind. The Curdsville native retired from Walsh & Kelly Construction Co. as a cement finisher, was a Catholic and a member of Cement Mason Local No. 165. 

Ruby C. Wade Thompson Miller

FORDSVILLE -- Ruby C. Wade Thompson Miller, 84, of Fordsville died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Ohio County native was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie C. Miller; three sons, Bert C. Thompson Jr., William Thompson and Patrick Thompson; and a daughter, Bonnie Roseanne Waters.

John T. Petheram

TELL CITY, Ind. -- John T. Petheram, 103, of Tell City died there Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare Center. The Biddisham, England, native retired from SIGECO in Evansville as a steam engineer and was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1424 in Tell City for more than 50 years. He came to the United States in 1913 and became a naturalized citizen in 1942. He was preceded in death by his wives, Hazel Petheram and Nell Sauter Petheram.

Paul Joseph Kuegel

CHICAGO -- Paul Joseph Kuegel, 70, of Chicago died there Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Westside Veterans Administration Medical Center. The Daviess County native retired from sales at Office Automation Inc. and was former owner of Midwest Cado Computer Co. in Chicago. He graduated from Chicago Technical College and was an Army veteran. 

Alice Martine Tharp

ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Alice Martine Tharp, 75, of Jeffersonville, Ind., formerly of Rockport, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. She was a homemaker and member Trinity United Methodist Church.

Harold Ray Vick

BROWDER -- Harold Ray Vick, 65, of Browder died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a coal miner and member of Browder General Baptist Church.

David C. Powers

David C. Powers, 35, of 1727 Hughes Ave., Owensboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native was first mate at Marguette Transportation and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 2414 and enjoyed drawing and traveling.

4 October 2001
W.R. Carson Jr.

HARTFORD -- William Robinson Carson Jr., 99, of Hartford died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital. The Ohio County native was a farmer and former superintendent of Ohio County schools from 1933 to 1941. He was a member of Rockport (Ky.) United Presbyterian Church and taught school in Ohio County for several years. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Sons of the American Revolution. He was preceded in death by his wives, Laura Ford Carson in 1954 and Blanche Everley Carson in 1985.

Queenie Belle Horn

LOUISVILLE -- Queenie Belle Horn, 81, of Louisville died there Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Caritas Medical Center. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Horn.

John Thurman Ross

John Thurman Ross, 84, of 1700 Ford Ave., Owensboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The McLean County native retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a member of National Association of Retired Federals and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and watching University of Kentucky basketball.

3 October 2001
Mary Louise Brown Quisenberry

Mary Louise Brown Quisenberry, 89, of 309 Wildwood Drive, Owensboro, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. The Hopkins County native was a member of First Christian Church and its Berean Sunday school class, for which she played piano for many years. Her husband, Everett S. Quisenberry, died in 1977.

Charles W. Loyal

UTICA -- Charles W. Loyal, 86, of Utica died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Ohio County native retired as Daviess County Soil and Water District conservationist after 31 years and was charter member and deacon of Lewis Lane Baptist Church. He was a founding member of Daviess County Lions Club, former member and deacon at Utica Baptist Church and an Army captain veteran of World War II. A son, William Taylor Loyal, died in 1992.

Stuart Franklin Boyken

CALHOUN -- Stuart Franklin Boyken, 55, of Calhoun died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. The Livermore native was a member of Calhoun United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Harry Eldridge Jones

Harry Eldridge Jones, 77, of 316 Hale Ave., Apt. 11A, Owensboro, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Evansville native was a painter, a Baptist and enjoyed fishing, camping and repairing lawn mowers. A son, George Thomas Jones Jr., died in 1973.

Russell S. Hurd

Russell S. Hurd, 87, of Grove City, Pa., formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Grove City Community Hospital. The Sabinsville, Pa., native retired as owner-operator of Hurd's Barber Shop in Owensboro in 1975 and was a former member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II, received the Purple Heart and was a coal miner. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alma Lee Hurd, in 1975; and a daughter, Barbara Foster, on Sept., 12, 2001.

Howard Douglas Craddock

BOWLING GREEN -- Howard Douglas Craddock, 87, of Bowling Green died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Rosewood Health Care Center. The Hart County native retired from Holley Carburetor as an inspector and was a member of First Baptist Church. 

2 October 2001
Vada A. Chapman

ROCHESTER, Ind. -- Vada A. Chapman, 80, of Rochester, formerly of McHenry, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester. The Wabash County, Ind., native was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Paris, Tenn., and retired from General Tire Corp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ray Chapman in Oct., 1992; and a daughter, Geneva Hastings.

Hayley Lee Bethel

GREENVILLE -- Hayley Lee Bethel, infant daughter of Jamie Lee Bethel of Greenville, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. 

Edgar Paul Allison

LEWISBURG -- Edgar Paul Allison, 70, of Lewisburg died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville. The Spa native was a logger and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of American Veterans, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Maxine Roberts

HATFIELD, Ind. -- Maxine Roberts, 80, of Evansville, formerly of Hatfield, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. The Fort Branch, Ind., native was a machinist for Zenith Electronic Corp. and was a former member of Hatfield United Methodist Church. Her husband, Monty Roberts, died in 1981.

Jerry Michael Soderling

CENTRAL CITY -- Jerry Michael Soderling, 61, of Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Central City, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at his home. The Vanderburgh County, Ind., native retired from nuclear security at San Onfere Nuclear Power Plant and was a member of Green River Chapel General Baptist Church. He retired from the Marine Corps as a master sergeant after 20 years and earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star with combat "V" and a Purple Heart.

Virginia Hardin Nichols

HAWESVILLE -- Virginia Hardin Nichols, 83, of Hawesville died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Hancock County native was a member of Mount Eden Baptist Church and a caregiver to the elderly. Her husband, Virgil Nichols, died in 1987.

Bertha Mae Evans Howard

MORGANTOWN -- Bertha Mae Evans Howard, 82, of Beaver Dam died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at her home. The Butler County native was a homemaker and member of Slaty Creek Baptist Church and Rosine Association. 

Theresa Henning

HARDINSBURG -- Theresa Henning, 66, of Hardinsburg died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville. The Breckinridge County native was a care giver, member of St. Romuald Catholic Church and a 1955 graduate of Breckinridge County High School. 

Margaret Gehlbach Craun

LEESBURG, Va. -- Margaret Gehlbach Craun, 57, of Leesburg died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Loudoun (Va.) Hospital Center. The Ottawa, Ill., native was a teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools and a member of Leesburg United Methodist Church. She was a member of Asburg Sunday school class, Every Citizen Has Opportunity and Alpha Delta Kappa.

Lucy Vernette Coleman Coomes

Lucy Vernette Coleman Coomes, 87, of Leisure Years Nursing Home, Owensboro, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Louisville native retired as co-owner of Netty-Joe Trailer Sales and was a member of First Baptist Church for more than 60 years. She enjoyed golf, camping and spending winters in Florida. She enjoyed making things with sea shells, pictures and animal planters. Her husband, Joseph Edward Coomes, died Dec. 7, 1998.

1 October 2001
Loraine Raymer Warren

BEAVER DAM -- Loraine Raymer Warren, 64, of Beaver Dam died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Butler County native was a housewife and member of Church of Christ at Beaver Dam. Her first husband, Lucian Raymer, died Aug. 13, 1984.

Jerry T. Bowlds

BUCK CREEK -- Jerry T. Bowlds, 58, of Buck Creek died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native had worked at National Aluminum Corp. in Hawesville and was a Catholic. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family.

Elsie Bratcher

POWDERLY -- Elsie Bratcher, 80, of Louisville, formerly of Powderly, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Caritas Hospital in Louisville. The Muhlenberg County native was a homemaker and member of Community Baptist Church in Louisville.

Clara Mae Alexander

Clara Mae Alexander, 90, of 1115 Jackson St., Owensboro, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Leisure Years Nursing Home. The Hancock County native retired from Owensboro Daviess County Hospital as a dietitian and was a member of First Baptist Church for 69 years after joining on March 27, 1932. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Alexander; and a daughter, Lou Nell Alexander, in July, 2001.

Larry Neal Aldridge

HAWESVILLE -- Larry Neal Aldridge, 53, of Radcliff, formerly of Hawesville, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at his home. The Owensboro native was a Methodist, worked at Ireland Army Hospital and was an Army veteran. 

Hazel June Woodlee

RUSSELLVILLE -- Hazel June Woodlee, 80, of Russellville died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. The Huntsville native was a homemaker and member of Plainview General Baptist Church.

Minnie Arnett Smith Williams

BONNIEVILLE -- Minnie Arnett Smith Williams, 82, of Bonnieville died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Caverna Memorial Hospital in Horse Cave. She was a member of Campground Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 191 in Bonnieville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William P. Smith and Willis Williams; and a son, Walter Smith.

David Scott Welch

HAMMOND, Ind. -- David Scott Welch, 40, of Hammond, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native worked at Howard's Tree Service in Hammond and was a Baptist. 

Bebee T. Reynolds

Bebee T. Reynolds, 97, of 1205 Leitchfield Road, Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Leisure Years Nursing Home. The Hopkins County native was a member of Erlington Methodist Church. Her husband, Emerson A. Reynolds, died in 1983.

Russell E. 'Bud' McCoy

CLOVERPORT -- Russell E. "Bud" McCoy, 66, of Cloverport died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. The Cloverport native retired from Commonwealth Aluminum Co. and was a member of Cloverport Baptist Church. 

Gene Rhea Johnson

GREENVILLE -- Gene Rhea Johnson, 70, of Greenville died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native retired from Tennessee Valley Authority and was a Korean War veteran. He was a member of Greenville Second Baptist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Greenville and American Legion in Central City. A son, Gene Rhea "Butch" Johnson Jr., died in 1998.

Ann B. Fox

HILLIARD, Ohio -- Ann B. Fox, 88, of Hilliard, formerly of Owensboro, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Westminster Thurber Retirement Communities in Ohio. The Owensboro native was a homemaker. A son, Gerald A. Fox, died in 1993.

James Ervin Craig

James Ervin Craig, 88, of 3824 Riverside Drive, Owensboro, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native was a retired farmer and member of Hall Street Baptist Church. His wife, Martine Winkler Craig, died Feb. 26, 1995.

Mildred Ilene Wiegand

BUFFALO -- Mildred Ilene Macdonald Taylor Wiegand, 74, of Buffalo, formerly of Ohio County, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at her home. The Detroit native retired from Montpelier Glove Factory and was a homemaker. She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and South Fork Homemakers. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Owen Iler Taylor in 1976, and John Wiegand on Aug. 26, 1995.

30 September 2001
Ona Faye Jones

MADISONVILLE -- Ona Faye Jones, 71, of Madisonville died there Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Regional Medical Center. The Daviess County native was a retired nurse's aide from Hopkins County Hospital and Regional Medical Center. She attended Oakley Home General Baptist Church in Manitou and was a member of the Senior Citizens Center. Her husband, Finis Ray Jones, died March 6, 1993.

Jerry E. Gibbs

CHRISNEY, Ind. -- Jerry E. Gibbs, 66, of Chrisney died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at St. Mary's Warrick Hospital in Boonville, Ind. The Eureka, Ind., native was a laborer for Local 561 and a Navy veteran. He was a member of Free Zion Baptist Church and VFW Post 3418 in Boonville. 

Beverly Jean Adkins

LOUISVILLE -- Beverly Jean Adkins, 70, of Louisville died there Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Caritas Hospital. The Owensboro native was a seamstress.

Clara Bell

Clara Bell, 89, of 9180 Sauer Lane, Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Bon Harbor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The Daviess County native retired from Foodland Farms after 45 years of service as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Stanley Baptist Church, Sunday school teacher and a Kentucky Colonel. She was a member of Stanley Chapter 253 of Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed knitting, reading and her grandchildren.

Katie Mae Conrad Carter

Katie Mae Conrad Carter, 99, of Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro, died there Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001. The Knobs Hill native retired from Owensboro Canning Co. after 20 years of service and had owned Carters Grocery on 7th Street. She was a charter member of First Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carter, on July 13, 1974; three sons, Estile Boone, Robert Boone and Ed Boone; a stepson, Albert Carter; and two stepdaughters, Mae Rine and Margaret Blair.

Virginia S. Garrison

EVANSVILLE -- Virginia S. Garrison, 81, of Evansville died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Mary's Riverside. She was a 50 year member of Calvary Baptist Church and had worked at L.S. Ayres for nine years. Her husband, William Garrison, died in January 1998.

Richard Wayne Alvey

ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Richard Wayne Alvey, 47, of Rockport died there Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Miller's Merry Manor of cancer. The Rockport native was a member of Liberty Church in Tell City, Ind.

29 September 2001
Dorothy Nell Bowman

MORTONS GAP -- Dorothy Nell Bowman, 75, of Mortons Gap died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. She was a member of Forrest Chapel Baptist Church in Morton's Gap.

Rollen Allen

HARTFORD -- Rollen Allen, 95, of Hartford died there Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital. The Whiting, Ind., native retired from Amoco Corporation and was a Baptist.

Sue Bilbro

HARTFORD -- Sue Bilbro, 83, of Hartford died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. The Hartford native retired as owner/operator of Hartford Motel after 15 years of service. She was a member of Hartford United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing and flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel T. Bilbro, on May 13, 2001; and two sons, J.T. Bilbro on Nov. 21, 1994, and Sammy T. Bilbro on March 23, 2000.

William E. 'Bill' Hults

HARTFORD -- William E. "Bill" Hults, 82, of Hartford died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Dundee native was a member of Hartford Baptist Church and had retired from the Kentucky State Highway Dept. He had served in the Navy during World War II where he was in seven major engagements in the Pacific Theater, receiving 12 Battle Stars.

Halbert Jennings

LOUISVILLE -- Halbert Jennings, 70, of Louisville died there Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Jewish Hospital. The Hardin County native owned Old W.M. Lumber Co.

Norine Jolly Taylor

Norine Jolly Taylor, 90, of 11114 Pleasant Ridge Road, Utica, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, where she played piano. She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star. She and her husband owned and operated a general store in Pleasant Ridge for 28 years. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, cooking and playing the piano.

Wendell T. Arndell

DRAKESBORO -- Wendell T. Arndell, 66, of Drakesboro died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Methodist Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was an electrician at P & M Coal Co. and a member of Forest Oak Baptist Church.

28 September 2001
Elizabeth Dauby

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. -- Elizabeth Dauby, infant daughter of Michele Drake Dauby and Justin Dauby, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. 

Kelley Warren Cunningham

GREENVILLE -- Kelley Warren Cunningham, 55, of Greenville died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville from congestive heart failure. The Ironton, Ohio, native worked at Green River Correctional Facility and retired from the federal prison system. He was a member of Wesley Chapel AME Zion Church, Chancel Choir, Stewart's Board and Christian Couples Club. He graduated from Western Kentucky Vocational College and was a member of Greenville Lions Club.

The Rev. Toletis H. Vincent Sr.

CENTRAL CITY -- The Rev. Toletis H. Vincent, 79, of Central City died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a retired minister and teacher at Muhlenberg County Board of Education and a member of Mount Pisgah Church. 

Edith Priar Smith

Edith Priar Smith, 64, of Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Owensboro, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native had worked in production at General Electric Co. for 13 years and was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church and Community Baptist Church. A son, Johnny Smith, died in 1996.

Richard Rucker

MORGANTOWN -- Richard Rucker, 60, of Morgantown died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at his home. The Union County native worked at Embry Impressions Printing and was a member of Morgantown First Baptist Church. 

Jeffrey M. Keller

Jeffrey M. Keller, 47, of 3721 Kipling Drive, Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, in Livermore. The Owensboro native worked at Ron's Landscaping as a landscaper and was a member of Good Shepherd Church. He graduated from Daviess County High School in 1972, was a musician, enjoyed playing drums and had played for four years at the church. 

27 September 2001
Lorine Kelley

HORSE BRANCH -- Lorine Kelley, 91, of Horse Branch died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at her home. The Ohio County native was a homemaker and member of Horse Branch Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Kelley; and a son, Delmar Kelley. 

Harlen Glenn Hines

McHENRY -- Harlen Glenn Hines, 47, of McHenry died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital. The Ohio County native worked in construction and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Beaver Dam and an Army veteran.

James Murray Gipe

LOUISVILLE -- James Murray Gipe, 72, of Louisville died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, in South Daytona Beach, Fla. The Owensboro native retired from BellSouth as a staff manager after 35 years, attended Owensboro High School and was Kentucky's 1947 Mr. Basketball. 

Willie Mae Evitts

CENTRAL CITY -- Willie Mae Evitts, 95, of Central City died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. The Wilder, Tenn., native graduated from Greenville High School in 1923 and was active at First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and worked with the youth. She served as president of United Methodist Women several times, was active in civic affairs and owned and operated Melvin Evitts Grocery with her husband. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Evitts; and a son, Don Evitts.

Robert Lee Ray

Robert Lee Ray, 80, of 5051 Newbolt Road, Owensboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired from Martin Marietta as a metal worker after 15 years and was an oil field worker and a farmer. He was a Baptist, a member of Woodmen of the World and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. 

Stella Cirul

Stella Cirul, 92, of 1149 Spencer Drive, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at her daughter's home. The Aurora, Ill., native was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella. She volunteered at the Help Office, donated her handcrafted works to charitable organizations and Right To Life and was of Lithuanian descent. Her husband, John W. Cirul, died Aug. 18, 1995.

Corda Blanch Ball

HARDINSBURG -- Corda Blanch Ball, 94, of Hardinsburg died there Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility. The Sample native was a housewife and member of English Baptist Church. Her husband, Edison Ball, died June 26, 1985.

Harvey H. Alvey

HARTFORD -- Harvey H. Alvey, 94, of Hartford died there Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Professional Care and Rehabilitation Center. The McLean County native was farmer and member of Concord Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee Alvey, on Aug. 12, 1990; and two daughters, Virginia Faye Sutton, on Dec. 4, 1975, and Mamie Rose Alvey in March, 1951.

Bertha May Saling

ECHOLS -- Bertha May Saling, 89, of Echols died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Ohio County native retired as a postal worker and was a member of Echols General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ovie "Jake" Saling, on Nov. 6, 1992; a son, Roger Gerald Saling, on July 15, 1939; and a daughter, Effie Deloris Lindsey, on July 17, 2000.

Inez Woods

EKRON -- Inez Woods, 73, of Ekron died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at her daughter's home in Flaherty. She was a Breckinridge County native. Her husband, George Woods, died Oct. 12, 1999. 

Wilma Sue Galford Yorns

TORONTO -- Wilma Sue Galford Yorns, 67, of Toronto, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, in Toronto. The Marlinton, W.Va., native was a member of Owensboro Junior Women's Club, Owensboro Girls Club, Young Republican's Club and Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. 

Kenny Pillow

BEECH GROVE -- Kenny Pillow, 76, of Beech Grove died there Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001. The Beech Grove native retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department, was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a Christian, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 696 and McLean County Fish and Game and enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Mae Pillow, on Nov. 9, 1983; and a son, Kenneth M. "Butch" Pillow, on Jan. 2, 1998. 

26 September 2001
Bryce Evan Carpenter

WOODBURY, Ga. -- Bryce Evan Carpenter, 27, of Woodbury died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, in Gay, Ga. The Barberton, Ohio, native worked at Jones General Contracting in Woodbury and was a member of Olaton Baptist Church in Olaton. 

W.D. 'Casey' Kasinger

W.D. "Casey" Kasinger, 61, of 2776 Wayside Drive East, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Butler County native worked at Midwest Roofing as a sheet metal worker, was a member of Sheet Metal Worker's Union Local No. 20 in Evansville and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and playing golf. 

Lenard H. 'Lennie' Carter

DUBACH, La. -- Lenard H. "Lennie" Carter, 50, of Dubach, formerly of Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, in the Green River near Island from a swimming accident. The Hammond, Ind., native was a pipe fitter, a Baptist and a musician.

Doris B. Yeiser

LOUISVILLE -- Doris B. Yeiser, 81, of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, in Durango, Colo. The Daviess County native retired from Kentucky Baptist Convention in Louisville after 45 years and had worked at Kenrad in Owensboro. She was a member of Beechmont Baptist Church in Louisville and former president of Business Professional Women. She received an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University and was former secretary of First Baptist Church.

Harriette McIlvaine Stultz

Harriette McIlvaine Stultz, 78, of 21A Quail Ridge Court, Owensboro, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Kenton County native was owner/operator of Treasurer Trunk in Michigan and a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Owensboro Women's Club and Lydia Circle. She volunteered at Owensboro Area Museum and enjoyed entertaining, cooking, playing bridge and attending the symphony. 

Charles B. Simpson

CLOVERPORT -- Charles B. Simpson, 85, of Louisville died there Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Caritas Medical Center. The Bedford native was self-employed and an Army veteran of World War II. 

Martha 'Marnette' Swallow Samatovage

RICHLAND, Ind. -- Martha "Marnette" Swallow Samatovage, 78, of Westland, Mich., formerly of Richland, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Botsford General Hospital in Farming Hills, Mich., from natural causes. She was a homemaker. Her husband, William Samatovage, died in 1984.

E.D. Rafferty

E.D. Rafferty, 100, of the Carmel Home, Owensboro, formerly of Moseleyville, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at the Carmel Home. The Daviess County native retired from farming and was a member of First General Baptist Church. He taught Sunday school and served as deacon for several years and was a member of Monsaratt Masonic Lodge No. 379 in Panther. His wife, Tina N. Rafferty, died Oct. 19, 2000.

Margaret Ilene Powers

HAWESVILLE -- Margaret Ilene Powers, 72, of Hawesville died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Cloverport native was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hawesville and worked at General Electric Co. in Tell City, Ind., and Owensboro. Her husband, Harold Powers Sr., died in 1999.

James H. Monical

HAWESVILLE -- James H. Monical, 76, of Hawesville died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Perry County (Ind.) Memorial Hospital. The Cloverport native was a retired laborer and Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Tell City (Ind.) Apostolic Pentecostal Church and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, Chapter Four. 

Brooksie Laster

GREENVILLE -- Brooksie Laster, 81, of Greenville died there Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Belle Meade Nursing Home after a long illness. The Christian County native was a member of Carter Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodson Laster, in May 1999; and a daughter, Mary Evelyn Laster, in 1939.

25 September 2001
Cleona Niles

WESTVIEW -- Cleona Niles, 70, of Westview died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was a Breckinridge County native.

Johnnie Donald Hill Jr.

SLAUGHTERS -- Johnnie Donald Hill Jr., 41, of Slaughters died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, in Daviess County from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Owensboro native was a lineman electrician for Kentucky Utilities and a member of Glenville Baptist Church. He enjoyed music, playing guitar, NASCAR and stock car racing.

Wiley W. Graham Sr.

CHRISNEY, Ind. -- Wiley W. Graham Sr., 89, of Chrisney died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Professional Care Rehabilitation Center in Dale, Ind., from unknown causes. He was a retired coal miner and pastor at Trinity Full Gospel Mission for 36 years. His wife, Helen Masterson Graham, died in 1983.

Olliva Doyal

CENTERTOWN -- Olliva Doyal, 93, of Centertown died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Professional Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hartford. The Ohio County native was a member of Centertown Baptist Church and had worked in the Ohio County High School Cafeteria. She volunteered at Ohio County Hospital and enjoyed reading. She was a genealogist, historian, seamstress, crafter, homemaker and a Christian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest R. Doyal.

Raymond Thomas Clements

CURDSVILLE -- Raymond Thomas Clements, 60, of Curdsville died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at his home. The Daviess County native was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Curdsville and Brescia University Alumni.

Barbara Wimp Burton

UTICA -- Barbara Wimp Burton, 69, of Utica died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at her home. The Daviess County native was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church and enjoyed church fellowship, working in her flower garden and spending time with friends and family.

Mildred Shull

OSCEOLA, Ark. -- Mildred Shull, 89, of Osceola died there Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Baptist Hospital. The Maxwell native was a homemaker and member of Ist United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland B. Shull Sr., and a son, William Glen Shull.

24 September 2001
Charles A. Peter

Charles A. Peter, 90, of Owensboro died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. The Tell City, Ind., native retired from Sears after 33 years as a retail sales clerk and was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Margaret T. Peter, died Oct. 25, 1994.

Charles W. Sinnett

Charles W. Sinnett, 69, of Owensboro died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System from cerebral hemorrhage. He was a meat inspector for the Food and Drug Administration and a member of Deliverance Tabernacle Church in Owensboro. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Daley. 

Glen R. Roe

LEWISPORT -- Glen R. Roe, 64, of Lewisport, formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at his home. The Ezel native retired as a groundskeeper for Windridge and Owensboro country clubs and enjoyed fishing, stock car racing and University of Kentucky basketball. 

Berta Mae Joines

CENTRAL CITY -- Berta Mae Joines, 80, of Central City died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a member of Powderly Pentecostal Apostolic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hazel Dee Joines, in 1980; and a daughter, Mary Wilkerson, in 1994.

Bettye J. Gerteisen

Bettye J. Gerteisen, 65, of 1209 Girvin Court, Owensboro, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native was a homemaker, a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Cynthia M. Sandage

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Cynthia M. Sandage, 82, of Tell City died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. The Perry County, Ind., native retired from Perry Central School Corp. after 20 years as a cook. She worked at Perry Central School Corporation and St. Mark School and attended Tell City Church of Christ. She had been active at Woodland Bible Camp and enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by a son, James Sandage. 

23 September 2001
Hontas H. Gaither

BEAVER DAM -- Hontas H. Gaither, 79, of Beaver Dam died there Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at his home. The Grayson County native retired from Gaither Enterprises-TV Sales & Service. He was a Baptist and Army veteran of World War II.

Leda Mae Sturgeon

LOUISVILLE -- Leda Mae Sturgeon, 81, of Louisville died there Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Caritas Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born in Muhlenberg County.

Mary Harrington Pawley

Gertrude Pawley, 89, of 109 Lafayette Drive, Owensboro, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Hermitage Manor Nursing Home in Owensboro. The Daviess County native retired from McAtee Department Store after 13 years of service. She was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James L. Harrington Sr., in 1965; and a son, James L. Harrington Jr., in 1969.

Leo F. Merkley Jr.

ST. ANTHONY, Ind. -- Leo F. Merkley Jr., 52, of St. Anthony died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, in Dubois County, Ind., from injuries suffered in a moped accident. The St. Louis native was disabled and had served in the Army for eight years, including serving in Vietnam. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 673 in Jasper, Ind. He was president of R.M.F.C. Club and Fraternal Order of Eagles 3335 in Jasper and enjoyed entering BBQ contests.

Rebecca Jane Kelly

Rebecca Jane Kelly, 49, of Owensboro died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. The Owensboro native was a member of Tenth Street Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking.

Christian Lee Jenkins

DALLAS -- Christian Lee Jenkins, 34, of Dallas, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, in Dallas. He was a professional skateboarder and enjoyed fishing and being with people.

Larry Kenneth Chinn

Larry Kenneth Chinn, 65, of Maceo died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native was a Baptist and had served in the National Guard. He retired from HAN Furniture and had worked as a policeman in Washington, D.C., and as a professional wrestler nicknamed "The Bear." He enjoyed NASCAR, wrestling, deep-sea fishing, hunting and his three cats. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Chinn, in 1987; a son, Virgil Keith Chinn, on Aug. 28, 1997; and two daughters, Kitty Celenza in April 2000 and Kathie Langston in January 1989.

Ethel Mae Callahan

GREENVILLE -- Ethel Mae Callahan, 82, of Greenville died there Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at her home. The Muhlenberg County native was a housewife and member of Woodland Baptist Church. Her husband, Ernest Callahan, died in 1990.

Mary LaRocca Keil

HENDERSON -- Mary LaRocca Keil, 89, of Henderson died there Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Methodist Hospital. The Daviess County native was a homemaker and a Catholic. She was a member of American Legion Auxillary and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxillary in Mount Carmel, Ill. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Philip T. LaRocca, in 1976; and a son, Joseph Michael LaRocca.

22 September 2001
Robert Darrell Browning

GREENVILLE -- Robert Darrell Browning, 79, of Greenville died there Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. The Muhlenberg County native retired from Gibralter Mine as a coal miner. He was a member of Nelson Creek Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 673. He was a Missionary Baptist minister and had served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent. He enjoyed spending with time with family and his church.

Roy A. Cain

Roy A. Cain, 74, of 617 Breckenridge St., Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Grayson County native retired from Miles Farm Supply after 18 years. He was a Catholic and enjoyed gardening, NASCAR, fishing and farming.

Judith Kay Dukes

LAKE MALONE -- Judith Kay Dukes, 55, of Lewisburg died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was the former coordinator of Muhlenberg County Head Start. She was a Methodist and member of United Mine Workers of America.

Clay Harned

SACRAMENTO -- Clay Harned, 92, of Leesburg, Fla., died there Friday, Sept. 21, 2001. The McLean County native was a homemaker. She was a member of Sacramento United Methodist Church.

Viola Jessie Wilkins

RICHLAND, Ind. -- Viola Jessie Wilkins, 91, of Richland, died Thursday, Sept.. 20, 2001, at Miller's Merry Manor in Rockport, Ind. The Richland native retired from Ohio State Hospital after 33 years of service as a nursing assistant and was a member of Richland Christian Church.


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