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Anna Vertrice Howard

Anna Vertrice Howard, 102, of Bowling Green, formerly of Owensboro, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green. She was born in Franklin and was retired from the Owensboro Public School system. She was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church, where she was formerly a member of Kings Daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Howard, in March of 1992.

Bettye Elizabeth Horstman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bettye Elizabeth Horstman, 63, of Nashville died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at her home. She was born in Owensboro and was an interior designer for Sprintz Furniture in Nashville.

Crandoll S. Miles

FORDSVILLE - Crandoll S. Miles, 82, of Fordsville died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. He was born in Ohio County and was a retired farmer. He retired from LTV Steel Corp. in East Chicago, Ind., and was a member of United Steelworkers Local No. 1011.

Kara Danielle Donner

INDIANAPOLIS - Kara Danielle Donner, 14, of Indianapolis died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in Indianapolis. She was born in Kingsville, Texas, and was a ninth grader at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis.

Richard 'Hoppy' Hopkins

Richard "Hoppy" Hopkins, 83, of Calhoun died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, in Calhoun. He was born in Comer, received his bachelor's degree in agriculture and industrial arts from Western Kentucky University and did his post-graduate work at the University of Kentucky. He was a former vocational agriculture teacher for the McLean County School system from 1942 to 1968, served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1960 to 1968 and served as McLean County superintendent of education from 1970 to 1978. He served as McLean County judge-executive from 1980 to 1988 and served as mayor of Calhoun in 1991. He was a member of Calhoun United Methodist Church and was a member and past president of the Calhoun Lions Club. His wife, Herma Gray Hopkins, died May 28, 1978.

Obituaries for 5 December 1998
Bernell 'Nellie' Dillingham

BOONVILLE, Ind. - Bernell "Nellie" Dillingham, 80, of Boonville died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at St. Mary's Warrick Hospital in Boonville. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3418 in Boonville. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Dillingham, in 1963; and two sons, Robert Lee Dillingham, in 1978, and John Ed Dillingham, in 1989.

Billy Ray 'Spud' Taylor

CENTRAL CITY - Billy Ray "Spud" Taylor, 67, of Central City died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Muhlenberg County, retired from U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind., and was a member of Richardson Chapel General Baptist Church.

Charles William Mitchell

CENTRAL CITY - Charles William Mitchell, 75, of Central City died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Muhlenberg County, was a retired road construction foreman and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Central City.

Linda Everly Wells

Linda Everly Wells, 52, of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in Louisville. She was born in Daviess County, was a floral designer, a homemaker and a member of Thixton Lane Baptist Church in Louisville.

Lucy Couch

LEWISPORT - Lucy Couch, 49, of Lewisport died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at her home. She was born in Miami was a member of Unity Church and was an administrative assistant for the Palm Beach County Medical Society.

Marvin Earl Conway

Marvin Earl Conway, 85, of 2815 Aldersgate Drive, Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. He was born in Owensboro, retired from General Electric after 43 years, was a veteran of the Naval Reserve and was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed bowling and was a pitcher for the General Electric softball team. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles H. Conway, in 1962.

Myrtle Scott

Myrtle Scott, 95, of Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in Owensboro. She was born in Logan County and was a restaurant cook. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman B. Scott; and a son, Herman B. Scott Jr.

Phyllis M. Hall Hay

DANVILLE, Ind. - Phyllis M. Hall Hay, 46, of Danville, formerly of Cannelton, Ind., died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Manor Care South in Indianapolis. She was born in Virginia and was a homemaker.

Tollie Bell McDaniel Hidenrite

Tollie Bell McDaniel Hidenrite, 72, of 917 McGill Ave., Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County and was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, embroidery and gardening and was a Cincinnati Reds fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Hidenrite, Nov. 15, 1982; and a son, William Lee Hidenrite, in 1996.

Zelma Lois Rogers

LEWISPORT - Zelma Lois Rogers, 62, formerly of Lewisport, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Riverside Manor in Calhoun. She was born in Sample, was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gleneal Rogers, in 1975.

Obituaries for 4 December 1998
Clifford E. Johnston

Clifford E. Johnston, 69, of 4548 McIntire Crossing, Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in Owensboro. He was born in Owensboro, served in the Army during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart. He graduated from Owensboro High School, where he played basketball, baseball and football, and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and Brescia College before entering the Army. He retired as a letter carrier from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service and was a lifelong member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Owensboro, where he served in numerous positions. He was also a member of the Traveler's Protective Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS and National Association of Retired Federal Workers. He was a volunteer baseball coach at Highland Elementary School for two years; volunteer at Apollo High School for the Athletic Booster Club; and an umpire for Daviess County Little League and Babe Ruth League. He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Wayne Johnston.

Diann Harper

HARDINSBURG - Diann Harper, 55, of Hardinsburg died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at her home. She was born in Breckinridge County and was a homemaker.

Dorothy 'Dot' Embry

TELL CITY, Ind. - Dorothy "Dot" Embry, 78, of Tell City died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand, Ind. She was born in Tell City, graduated from Tell City High School in 1938 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Women's Guild and Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Her husband of 21 years, Harold Embry, died Aug. 8, 1975.

Dr. J.R. 'Bob' Jennison

Dr. J.R. "Bob" Jennison, 84, of Madisonville died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. He was born in Bozeman, Mont., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, received his doctorate of dental medicine from the University of Louisville and was a retired dentist. He was a member of Madisonville First Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5480, Kentucky Dental Association and Sigma Chi fraternity.

Hershel Leverne Phillips

DU QUOIN, Ill. - Hershel Leverne Phillips, 69, of Du Quoin died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born in Christopher, Ill., was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was the owner of Phillips Produce since 1970. He was a member of Du Quoin American Legion and was a country and western musician.

Marcellus Brizendine 'Briz' Wynne

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Marcellus Brizendine "Briz" Wynne, 83, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at his home. He was born in Greenville, was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Jenkins & Wynne Motor Co., where he was a former co-owner. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville and was involved in several community activities. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Swann Wynne.

Ollie S. Thomas

SACRAMENTO - Ollie S. Thomas, 91, of Sacramento died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at N.H.C. Facility in Madisonville. She was born in Sacramento, retired from the McLean County A.S.C.S. office in 1972 and was active in the community, where she volunteered for the McLean County General Hospital and the McLean County Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of Sacramento United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 67 of Sacramento. Her husband, John Henry Thomas, died April 11, 1965.

Obituaries for 3 December 1998
Alice Gertrude Trodglen

Alice Gertrude Trodglen, 79, of 6523 Old State Road, Philpot, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville.

Delmas Gish

CENTRAL CITY - Delmas Gish, 90, of Central City died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. He was born in Bremen, graduated from Central City High School in 1925, from University of Kentucky in 1929 and received his master's degree in 1956. He retired from the Central City School System, where he was a superintendent for three years, a principal for 28 years, a math teacher at Central City High School for 15 years and a basketball coach for 16 years, from 1942 to 58. As a basketball coach, he won 407 and lost 120 games; won 11 districts; won six regionals; was runner-up male in the state tournament for the 1944-45 school year; was undefeated for the 1953-54 regular season; and was selected Coach of the Year by the Courier-Journal for the 1953-54 school year. He was inducted to the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 1963, the Kentucky Hall of Fame for Officials in 1987 and the Dawahares-KHSAA Hall of Fame in 1989. He was also a basketball coach at McHenry for four years. He ran a swimming pool for 32 summers and the Municipal Swimming Pool was named Delmas G. Gish in 1990. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Central City, where he was a deacon and was a Sunday school teacher for more than 30 years. He was a former president and member of the Rotary Club for 47 years and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Eugene L. Moers

DERBY, Ind. - Eugene L. Moers, 67, of Derby died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at his home. He was born in Evansville, was a Navy Reserve and was a retired brick mason.

Jamie Lynn Payne

Jamie Lynn Payne, 33, of 210 Phillips Court, Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at her home. She was born in Owensboro and was a member of Third Baptist Church. She enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with her dog and playing bingo.

Martha Nelle Richey

MADISONVILLE - Martha Nelle Richey, 76, of Madisonville died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville after a lengthy illness. She was born in Paducah, graduated from Central City High School, Bethel College and Georgetown College and received her master's degree from Western Kentucky University. She was a teacher for 22 1/2 years and taught 12 years in the Hopkins County Public School System in Earlington. She was a member of Madisonville First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher.

William E. Cobb

CENTRAL CITY - William E. Cobb, 64, of Central City died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at VA Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Muhlenberg County, was an Army veteran and retired from the assembly line at Whirlpool in Evansville. He was a member of Richardson Chapel General Baptist Church in Muhlenberg County and Chapter 64 of the Disabled American Veterans.

Obituaries for 2 December 1998
Dorothy Phillips Sircy

Dorothy Phillips Sircy, 74, of 1651 W. Fourth St., Apt. 214, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Henderson County, was formerly employed by Rosedale Nursing Home in Owensboro and was a member of Garden Green Baptist Church in Owensboro. Her husband, Freeman Sircy, died in 1986.

James H. Dowell

TROY, Ind. - James H. Dowell, 70, of Troy died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind. He was born in Harlan County and retired from Owensboro Sand & Gravel in 1991, where he was a river barge mate. He was preceded in death by two sons in infancy; a daughter, Connie Jo Kratzer; and a daughter in infancy.

Mary B. 'Tootsie' Wellman

Mary B. "Tootsie" Wellman, 71, of 2003 Hughes Ave., Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, retired from The Kroger Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

Melvie Mae Brewer

BELTON - Melvie Mae Brewer, 76, of Belton died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at a daughter's home. She was born in Muhlenberg County, was a homemaker and was a member of Horton's Chapel Church of Christ near Belton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Brewer.

Nola Barnes

BEAVER DAM - Nola Barnes, 94, of Horse Branch died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Horse Branch and retired as a postal clerk from Horse Branch Post Office. She was a member of Rockport, Ky., Presbyterian Church and Rosine Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 342. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claud Elmer Barnes on Sept. 14, 1952; a son, Claud "Bud" Barnes Jr. on May 16, 1975; and a daughter, Mary Helen Smith in 1996.

Pearl Y. Wright

Pearl Y. Wright, 86, of 245 Cardinal Lane, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro. She was born in Hancock County and retired from Field Packing Co. and from Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. She was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle, was a former member of Memorial Tabernacle and enjoyed crocheting and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Bradley Wright on July 26, 1970; and a daughter, Olvalena Wright on July 31, 1964.

Rosalee M. Scarpace

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Rosalee McIntyre Scarpace, 84, of Shelby Township died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Shelby Nursing Center. She was born in Maceo and graduated from Daviess County High School in 1931, where she was the valedictorian. Her husband, John C. Scarpace, died in 1984.

Thomas Walton Puckett

Thomas Walton Puckett, 43, of Daviess County died in Owensboro. He was born in Hardin County, was employed by Felix Thruston as a farm laborer and was a member of Green River Baptist Church in Cromwell.


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