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Charles E. 'Chuck' Neil

FORDSVILLE - Charles E. "Chuck" Neil, 74, of Fordsville died Sunday, May 10, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Hammond, Ind., was a World War II veteran and retired as a paralegal from Enslen, Enslen and Matthews Law Firm in Hammond. He was of the Presbyterian faith, was a Kentucky Colonel, was a 32nd Degree Mason and was the secretary for the Ohio County Leadership Committee. He was a member of Fordsville Masonic Lodge No. 600 F.&A.M., Fordsville Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ohio County Democrat Committee.

Edgar M. Fuchs

TELL CITY, Ind. - Edgar M. Fuchs, 57, of Tell City died Sunday, May 10, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital in Huntingburg, Ind. He was born in Tell City, retired from Laborers Local 1214 in 1978 and was of the Catholic faith.

Pascal O. Bruce

BOONVILLE, Ind. - Pascal O. Bruce, 75, of Boonville, formerly of Daviess County, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at his home. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired from Whirlpool in 1977 after 27 years of service. He was a 20-year member of Boonville Worship Center, was a life member of Local 808 and was a member of Boonville Hebron Lodge Oddfellows.

Obituaries for 10 May 1998
Ed Henry

CENTRAL CITY - Ed Henry, 79, of Central City died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Slaughters, was a car dealer for 40 years and retired as part-owner of Henry-Cisney Chevrolet. He was a graduate of Western Kentucky Teachers College and was a B-24 bomber pilot during World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Central City Rotary Club.

James W. 'Chunky' Hagan

James W. "Chunky" Hagan, 73, of Whitesville died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at his home. He was born in Whitesville, was the founder of Hagan's Saw Shop and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Whitesville Lions Club and Knights of Columbus Council No. 2046. He was an Army veteran and a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marcelline Hagan, in 1989.

Kenneth Ford

Kenneth Ford, 72, of 1524 Breckenridge St., Owensboro, died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Ohio County, was retired from the City of Owensboro Street Department and was a member of SS. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Lela S. King

CALHOUN - Lela S. King, 88, of Calhoun died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Redbanks Nursing Home in Henderson. She was born in Webster County and retired from the former Charles Chips plant in Calhoun. She was a homemaker and was a member of Calhoun Holiness Church. Her husband, Estill King, died Feb. 21, 1967.

Orville Franklin Stilwell

HARDINSBURG - Orville Franklin Stilwell, 67, of Hardinsburg died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Breckinridge County, was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith.

Virginia Wells

CENTRAL CITY - Virginia Wells, 88, of Duncannon, Pa., formerly of Central City, died Monday, May 4, 1998, at Tremont (Pa.) Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Muhlenberg County and was a retired cashier at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Obituaries for 9 May 1998
Chester V. Claypool Jr.

Chester V. Claypool Jr., 75, of 3382 Thruston-Dermont Road, Owensboro, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Scottsville and retired from General Electric as an engineer after 25 years. He graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he majored in mathematics and physics. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was a former member of the Lions Club. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and APT Ribbon with four Bronze Stars.

Deandrea Ladawn Moss

Deandrea Ladawn Moss, 4, of 316 Hale Ave. Apt. 3B, Owensboro, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at her home. She was born in Owensboro. 

George W. 'Bill' Bridges Jr.

DUNMORE - George W. "Bill" Bridges Jr., 69, of Dunmore died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at his home. He was born in Muhlenberg County and retired after 22 years from the Air Force as a staff sergeant. He graduated from Drakesboro High School and attended Male High School in Louisville. He attended Castle Heights Military Academy and Western Kentucky University.

Rev. J. Wesley Hibbs

GREENVILLE - The Rev J. Wesley Hibbs, 78, of Greenville died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Hopkins County and was pastor of Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church in Trigg County from 1964 to 1989. He also was pastor of churches in McLean, Webster and Muhlenberg counties, having founded Neal's Chapel Church in 1950. He served as a member of the board of Shelton Memorial Campground for three years and was a member of the Full Gospel Ministers Fellowship Inc. in Paducah. He taught the adult Sunday school class at Land Mark Assembly of God for four years and taught the adult Sunday school class at Life and Praise Fellowship in Greenville. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served as a sergeant in the South Pacific and was a member of Battery A 373 Radar-AAA Search Light Battalion.

Sister Frances Marie Livoti C.P.

Sister Frances Marie Livoti C.P., 84, St. Joseph Monastery, 8564 Crisp Road, Whitesville, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Sicily, Italy, was a Passionist nun and was co-founder of St. Joseph Monastery. She was one of five sisters chosen in 1946 by her religious community in Scranton, Pa., to help establish a monastery of Passionist cloistered nuns in Owensboro. She entered the cloistered Monastery of Passionist Nuns in Scranton in December 1936 and professed her vows in 1939. She was a seamstress and participated in the relocation of St. Joseph Monastery from Owensboro to Whitesville December 1995.

Obituaries for 8 May 1998
Ava Louise Goins

BREMEN - Ava Louise Goins, 58, of Bremen died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born in Muhlenberg County, was a homemaker and was a member of Christ Gospel Church in Livermore.

Charlie M. Arnold Sr.

Charlie M. Arnold Sr., 61, of 2921 Baybrook St., Owensboro, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Drakesboro and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church and AMVETS. He retired as a welder from the Navy after 20 years of service, where he served from Oct. 16, 1966, to October 1986, served in Thailand and in the Vietnam War and was an E-3 chief petty officer. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V, Combat Action Ribbon and Expert Rifle Medal.

Dorothy M. Riggs

CLOVERPORT - Dorothy M. Riggs, 80, of Harned died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility. She was born in Breckinridge County, was a retired beautician and was a member of Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Luther Riggs, died March 25, 1958.

Elsie Burden Flener

CENTERTOWN - Elsie Burden Flener, 89, of Centertown died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Butler County, was a homemaker and was the oldest member of Smallhous Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Flener in 1962; and a daughter, Loriece Howard in 1990.

Flora Lyon

DUNMOR - Flora Lyon, 85, of Dunmor died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville. She was born in Logan County, was a homemaker and was a member of Dunmor Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Lyon.

Helen Esther Henry

BEAVER DAM - Helen Esther Henry, 97, of Beaver Dam died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Beaver Dam Health Care Manor. She was born in Ohio County, was a homemaker and was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Beaver Dam. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Henry on Jan. 12, 1976; and a son, Jimmy Henry.

Helen L. Phelps

TELL CITY, Ind. - Helen L. Phelps, 79, of Tell City died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Spencer County, Ind., graduated from Grandview (Ind.) High School and retired from General Electric Co. in Tell City. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tell City and the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Phelps in 1983; and a son, James Paul Phelps in 1940.

Irvin W. Goetz

Irvin W. Goetz, 80, of 3432 Man-O-War Loop N., Owensboro, died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. He was born in Daviess County, was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral and was a retired machinist from the former Owensboro Forging Co., the former American Tobacco Co. and Faith Tool & Die Co. He enjoyed horse racing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Evelyn Knott Goetz in 1976; and a son, Joel Stephen Goetz.

Jimmie L. Underwood

PORTAGE, Ind. - Jimmie L. Underwood, 54, of Portage died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Fountain View Nursing Home in Portage. He was born in Central City, graduated from East Gary Edison High School in 1961 and served in the Air Force. He was a sales associate for Welch Inc. for two years and was a night manager for Buy Low Foods for 30 years.

Mary Ethel Byrne Russell

Mary Ethel Byrne Russell, 89, of the Carmel Home, Owensboro, formerly of 6245 Griffith Station Road, Owensboro, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Henderson County, was a homemaker and was a housekeeper at Brescia College. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella. She was a charter member of Newman Homemakers Club and was a Kentucky Colonel. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Sylvester Byrne in 1958 and Everett Russell in 1995.

William Ashworth

William Ashworth, 72, of Owensboro died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at his home. He was born in Daviess County, was a retired construction worker and was a member of Wing Avenue Baptist Church.

Obituaries for 7 May 1998
Alan Lee Neal

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Alan Lee Neal, 42, of Shelbyville died Monday, May 4, 1998, in Shelbyville. He was born in Fort Bragg, N.C., was a welder and was an iron worker.

Marion C. Eakins

Marion C. Eakins, 85, of 3948 Jefferson St., Owensboro, died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Geneva, was an Army veteran and was a retired oil field construction foreman. He was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school, taught training union and was a former president of the Men's Brotherhood. He enjoyed gardening.

Mary C. Hughes

Mary C. Hughes, 87, of 1716 Hollendale Drive, Owensboro, formerly of Hawesville, died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at Riverside Manor Nursing Home in Calhoun. She was born in Fordsville and was of the Methodist faith. Her daughter, Mary G. Gallman, died in 1976.

Nell Ash

TELL CITY, Ind. - Nell Ash, 89, of Tell City died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at Lincoln Hills Health Care Center in Tell City. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tell City. Her husband, Cole Ash, died April 16, 1977.

Robert L. Wilson

EVANSVILLE - Robert L. Wilson, 80, of Evansville died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, where he was a Japanese prisoner of war for 3 1/2 years and was awarded an Air Force Commendation Medal, and retired from the Air Force in 1969 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1114 and was a member of the Eagles. He enjoyed woodworking.

Ruth Helen Hancock

DENVER - Ruth Helen Hancock, 72, of Denver died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Hospice of St. John in Lakewood, Colo. She was born in Owensboro, retired from Gates Rubber Co. in Denver and was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church in Denver.

The Rev. Paul Volk Wethington

LEXINGTON - The Rev. Paul Volk Wethington, 75, of Lexington died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Woodford County Memorial Hospital in Versailles. He was born in Utica, attended elementary school at St. Anthony's in Browns Valley, attended high school at St. Frances Academy in Owensboro, where he graduated in 1940. He attended St. Charles College in Cantonsville, Md.; earned his degree in philosophy from St. Mary's University in Baltimore; earned his degree in theology from St. Procopius Seminary in Lisle, Ill.; and earned his master's degree in education from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood, May 24, 1947, at the Cathedral Basilica in Covington; celebrated his first solemn Mass at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Browns Valley; and his first assignment was an assistant at St. Therese Church in Southgate and as a faculty member at Newport Catholic High School.

William Kenneth Renfrow

GREENVILLE - William Kenneth Renfrow, 64, of Greenville died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was born in McLean County, was a Korean War veteran and was a welder for Peabody Coal Co. Sinclair Coal Mine.


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