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Alvina Paulin Cassidy

TELL CITY, Ind. - Alvina Paulin Cassidy, 93, of Tell City died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. She was born in Bristow, Ind., and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City and St. Ann Sodality. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 58 years, Eugene Paulin; and her second husband of 13 years, Earl Cassidy.

Donald Hite

JASPER, Ind. - Donald Hite, 59, of Jasper died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Jasper Memorial Hospital. He was born in Owensboro and retired from McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis after 27 years.

Elvie Lee Pope Groves

GREENVILLE - Elvie Lee Pope Groves, 90, of Greenville died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville after a lengthy illness. She was born in Christian County and was a member of New Life Church in Powderly. She was preceded in death by her husbands, S.A. Pope in 1961 and Melvin Groves in 1985.

Gordon F. Lawson

Gordon F. Lawson, 67, of 2660 Windsor Ave., Owensboro, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at his home. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, served in the Navy for four years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired as general agent from Illinois Central Railroad after 33 years, was chairman of the Col. Charles E. Shelton Freedom Memorial and volunteered for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He was a member of the American Legion, Owensboro chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society and the R.O.M.E.O. Group at Hardee's restaurant. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and AMVETS. He was the current Disabled American Veterans State Service officer and was a former member of the Kentucky Center for Veterans Affairs.

James Raleigh Arnold

CENTRAL CITY - James Raleigh Arnold, 81, of Central City died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Welborn Baptist Hospital in Evansville. He was born in McLean County, retired from the Navy and served in World War II and the Korean War.

Monie Rayman Powers

Monie Rayman Powers, 65, of 600 Wing Ave., Owensboro, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, retired as a stem operator from General Electric Co. after 20 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Golden Partners and Wing Avenue Baptist Church in Owensboro, where she served on several committees. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley E. Powers, in 1994; and a son, Steven L. Shock, in 1991.

Quesnell J. Sadler

Quesnell J. Sadler, 81, of Bishop Soenneker Home, Knottsville, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Ohio County and formerly attended Bells Run Baptist Church in Ohio County. He retired as a saw mill worker and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgiana Faught Sadler.

Virginia Leek McCoy

Virginia Leek McCoy, 86, of Roosevelt House I, 2920 Yale Place, Owensboro, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. She was born in Daviess County, was formerly employed as an office clerk at Glenmore Distillery and was a member of Seven Hills Baptist Church in Owensboro. Her husband, James McCoy, died Dec. 17, 1983.

William B. McDonald

FORDSVILLE - William B. McDonald, 78, of Fordsville died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at his home. He was born in Daviess County; retired from Crabtree Equipment Co. in Owensboro; and was a member of Adaburg Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara McDonald, in 1982; and a daughter, Sharon McDonald, in 1957.

Obituaries for 28 April 1999
Barbara A. Adkins

Barbara A. Adkins, 63, of Hawesville died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at her home. She was born in Cloverport, retired as a custodian from Hancock County School Corp. after 16 years and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hawesville.

Bobby Glenn O'Bannon

GRAHAM - Bobby Glenn O'Bannon, 38, of Graham died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Muhlenberg County, was a truck driver and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Drakesboro.

Ella Dolores Bennett

Ella Dolores Bennett, 88, of 11559 South Jackson Road, Utica, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Riverside Manor Health Care Center in Calhoun. She was born in Grayson County, was a homemaker and was a member of Utica Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for several years. Her husband, Roy Lee Bennett, died March 9, 1996.

Gerald Everett Hagerman Sr.

Gerald Everett Hagerman Sr., 79, of 112 Stockton Drive, Owensboro, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County and was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church in Owensboro. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired as a mechanic from Automotive Inc. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with his grandchildren and going to ballgames. A son Dr. Gerald Everett Hagerman Jr. died Feb. 16, 1999.

Karen J. Harris

DERBY, Ind. - Karen J. Harris, 53, of Derby died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Crandall, Ind., and was formerly employed as a correctional officer by Branchville Correctional Facility.

Pearl Hammers

MORGANTOWN - Pearl Hammers, 87, of Morgantown, formerly of Hatfield, Ind., died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Lake View Nursing Center in Morgantown. She was born in Lynnville, Ind.; retired as an assembler from Chrysler Corp.; and was a member of Rochester United Methodist Church. Her husband, Leonard Hammers, died in 1988.

Rayborn Dotson

Rayborn Dotson, 78, of 1651 W. Fourth St., Owensboro, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. He was born in Rumsey, was an Army veteran of World War II and retired from Capital C. Blueprint.

Robert O. Burch

Robert Oswald Burch, 80, of Whitesville died Monday, April 26, 1999, at his home. He was born in Daviess County and was a Navy veteran of World War II, where he was a radarman first class on USS Cumberland Sound AV17 and was an All-Navy Heavyweight Boxing Division contender. He was formerly employed by Studebaker automaker in South Bend, Ind., for 17 years; owned Burch Mechanics in Michigan until his retirement; and after his retirement, he helped to renovate the Whitesville Senior Citizens building. He was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, where he served as an eucharistic minister. He was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Christopher Burch and Sonny Burch; and a daughter, Anne Marie Burch.

Ruth Helen Taylor Williams

SLAUGHTERS - Ruth Helen Taylor Williams, 73, of Slaughters died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville from pneumonia. She was born in Hopkins County and was a member of Country View General Baptist Church in Henderson. She was a retired nurse and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Madelyn Elizabeth Maddox.

Sheila Rhea Simpson

HARTFORD - Sheila Rhea Barnett Simpson, 44, of 3646 Russell Road, Utica, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and was a member of Barnetts Creek Baptist Church in Ohio County.

Tamila 'Tammy' Peyton

Tamila "Tammy" Peyton, 37, of 1651 W. Fourth St., Owensboro, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, was formerly employed by Goodloe Thrift Shop and was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church, where she was actively involved. She enjoyed fishing and horseback riding.

William E. 'Bill' Blandford

TELL CITY, Ind. - William E. "Bill" Blandford, 61, of Tell City, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital in Huntingburg, Ind. He was born in Tell City, was the manager of Conner Floor Covering in Tell City and was a real estate agent for Key Realty in Tell City. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City and Knights of Columbus. He was active with the Perry County (Ind.) Junior Achievement and was a former member of the Cannelton Jaycees, where he was an Exhausted Rooster. He enjoyed music, painting and traveling.

Obituaries for 27 April 1999
Bessie McPherson

GREENVILLE - Bessie McPherson, 88, of Greenville died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville after a lengthy illness. She was born in Muhlenberg County and was a member of Greenville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond McPherson.

Lucille Kendall Rhodes

CANNELTON, Ind. - Lucille Kendall Rhodes, 77, of Cannelton died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Cannelton and worked in her parents' grocery store, Kendall's Store, where she later became the manager until health problems forced her to close. She was an Indiana University basketball fan and a NBA fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Rhodes, in 1976; and a son Lee Roy Rhodes in 1987.

Olivia Faye Wells

Olivia Faye "Sissy" Wells, 64, of 1706 McCulloch Ave., Owensboro, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County and was a member of SS. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church in Owensboro. She retired as a cook from Owensboro Catholic Schools and Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn. She enjoyed collecting cherubs and spending time with her grandchildren.

Patie Mae Horsley

LOUISVILLE - Patie Mae Tucker Horsley, 94, of Louisville died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. She was born in Breckinridge County and retired as a buyer from Simmons department store. She was a member of Beechmont United Methodist Church and Senior Citizens Friendship Club, both in Louisville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Horsley.

Terrance Dawson Speaks

Terrance Dawson "Spike" Speaks, 59, of 1010 Breckenridge St., Owensboro, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro. He was born in Owensboro, was a Korean War veteran and was formerly employed by Perdue Farms. He was a member of Center Street Baptist Church in Owensboro and enjoyed pitching horseshoes and playing cards.

Obituaries for 26 April 1999
Eleanor C. Smith

Eleanor C. Smith, 88, of Madison, Ind., formerly of 2224 Carter Road, Owensboro, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Clifty Falls Rehabilitation Center in Madison. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church in Owensboro. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Henry Smith, in 1974; and her second husband, Charles Jenkins, in 1988.

Jonas Michael Sowders

Jonas Michael Sowders, infant son of Mike and Kristi Sowders of 1211 Hutch Lane, Owensboro, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County.

Priscilla Sims Ruff

BOONVILLE, Ind. - Priscilla Sims Ruff, 49, of Boonville died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at her home. She was born in Owensboro, graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1969 and was a Catholic. She retired from Windsor Plastics in Evansville after 17 years and was employed by Wal-Mart in Boonville for the past 11 years. She enjoyed reading and playing bingo.

Virgie Miller Sadler

Virgie Miller Sadler, 83, of Hillcrest Healthcare Center, Owensboro, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Butler County, was a homemaker and was a member of Dawson Baptist Church in Philpot. Her husband, Alton Hugh Sadler, died Jan. 3, 1977.

Obituaries for 25 April 1999
Barbara G. Gatewood

Barbara Greer Gatewood, 60, of 3229 Ridgewood St., Owensboro, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at her home. She was born in Owensboro, was a member of Church of God of Prophecy and was employed at Stallings Chiropractic Center. She was preceded in death by her son, William Gary Bellamy, in 1990.

George J. Barton Jr.

George J. Barton Jr., 70, of Yale Place, Owensboro, died Friday, April 23, 1999, in Lebanon. He was born in Daviess County and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was staff director in 1964 at National Jamboree in Valley Forge, Pa.; formerly owned Barton's Young World; and was a former district Boy Scouts executive for which he doubled membership and tripled budget funds in 1958.

Jesse Lee Hawley

LEXINGTON - Jesse Lee Hawley, 84, of Lexington, formerly of Central City, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was born in Lewisport and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tenn., and retired as superintendent of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.

Joe Bennett Hines

HARTFORD - Joe Bennett Hines, 79, of Hartford died Friday, April 23, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Cool Springs, was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of East Hartford Baptist Church, Centertown Masonic Lodge No. 714 and United Mine Workers of America, District 23, Local 1820 Illinois. He was formerly employed by Sheffied Mines in Beaver Dam and retired from Peabody Coal Company, River King Underground Mines in Freeburg, Ill. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Diane Hines Albin in 1972.

L.J. Hines

BEAVER DAM - L.J. Hines, 83, of Beaver Dam died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. He was born in Butler County, was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. He was owner of Beaver Dam Building Supply and retired as an agent for Standard Oil. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Mae Hines, on Aug. 8, 1989.

Nancy A. Powers

CENTERTOWN - Nancy A. Powers, 93, of Deltona, Fla., formerly of Centertown, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at Mariner Healthcare in DeBary, Fla. She was born in Paintsville, was a homemaker and a member of West Point Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Powers, in 1989, and her daughter, Mary Kathryn James, in 1998.

Patricia R. Blaine

Patricia Rohrbacher Blaine, 61, of Owensboro died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Hermitage Manor Nursing Center in Owensboro. She was born in Evansville, graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1956 and was employed at the Evansville Courier and the Owensboro Police Department for 10 years each in their customer service departments. She was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro and enjoyed clog dancing and aerobic exercise.

Samuel E. Hall

Samuel E. Hall, 66, of 1931 East 21st St., Owensboro, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was born in Owensboro, was an Army and Air Force veteran during the Korean Conflict and retired from Western Kentucky Gas in 1989. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 130, Kentucky Wesleyan All American Club and the U.S. Chess Federation and was a former member of the Optimist Club. He enjoyed chess and was active in youth sports. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Matthews Hall, on May 30, 1994.

William 'Sonny' Shock

William Leslie "Sonny" Shock, 52, of 832 Moreland St., Owensboro, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County and retired as a carpenter for Alvey Bros. Lumber Co. in 1990. He attended Phillips Chapel Worship Center and enjoyed crafts, fishing, hunting, making knives and Indian arts.


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