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Boyce Bruce Wright Sr.

Boyce Bruce Wright Sr., 70, of 4021 Carpenter Drive, Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Hart County and was a retired manager from American National Life Insurance Co. He was a retired farm manager from Ellis Estates and was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. 

Phyllis S. Crabtree

Phyllis S. Crabtree, 59, of Owensboro died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at her home of cancer. She was born in Grandview, Ind., was a retired cab driver from Owensboro Yellow Cab and enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family. 

Michael E. Deno

OAKLAND CITY, Ind. -- Michael E. Deno, 24, of Oakland City died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was born in Evansville, graduated from Wood Memorial High School in 1994 and was an officer with the Oakland City Police Department. He was a member of the Oakland City Fire Department, a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 115 in Princeton, Ind., and a member of Somerville Gun Club. He was a graduate of Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and was a student at Oakland City University. 

Bernard McClellan

GREENVILLE -- Bernard McClellan, 89, of Greenville died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville after a brief illness. He was born in Muhlenberg County and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Lone Star General Baptist Church and was a retired auto mechanic. 

William Stanley Probus

HARDINSBURG -- William Stanley Probus, 85, of Hardinsburg, formerly of Cloverport, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Medco Center of Hardinsburg. He was born in Decatur, Ill., was a retired welder and a disabled Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Breckinridge Masonic Lodge 67 F.A. & M. and a member of Hardinsburg Eastern Star 448. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5831 and a member of Hites Run Baptist Church. His wife, Marie Probus, died Feb. 12, 1997, and a son, William Donald Probus, died June 19, 1955. 

Esperanza C. Quiroga

Esperanza C. Quiroga, 78, of Owensboro, formerly of San Antonio, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Mexico. 

Tony M. Rowe

Tony M. Rowe, 58, of 4113 Hunting Creek, Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in New Albany, Ind., was a former plant manager at W.R. Grace and Hampshire Chemical Cos. and was a member of Centertown Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Centertown High School and Western Kentucky University, was a former teacher and basketball coach at Centertown High School and enjoyed tinkering with his car. 

Oral C. Snodgrass

MORGANTOWN -- Oral C. Snodgrass, 75, of Morgantown died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his home. He was born in Butler County. He was a member of Barnetts Lick Baptist Church, where he served as church pianist, and was a volunteer at Lakeview Health Care Center. 

Marjorie Sue Layson Arnold

Marjorie Sue Layson Arnold, 62, of 8442 Kentucky 81, Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County and was a private nurse for eight years. She was a member of Glenville Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and flowers. 

Mary H. Texas Brown

Mary H. Texas Brown, 57, of 418 Bolivar, Apt. 6, Owensboro, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at her home. She was born in Butler County and was a member of SS. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. 

Lucy D. Grigsby

Lucy D. Grigsby, 92, of Roosevelt House I, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Hazard and retired from General Electric Co. after 25 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a member of Owensboro Civitan Club and a volunteer at the Help Office in Owensboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verda Grigsby, on July 5, 1964; by two sons, Glenn Grigsby in 1967 and Denver Grigsby in 1980; and by a daughter, Jessie Grigsby, in 1946. 

William R. Miller

TELL CITY, Ind. -- William R. Miller, 79, of Tell City died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City after a brief illness. He was born in Detroit, retired from General Electric in Tell City in 1980 and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a past commander of American Legion Post 213 and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, both in Tell City. His wife, Francis Lydia Whitley Miller, died in March 1999. 

Donna Maddox

EVANSVILLE -- Donna Maddox, 95, of Evansville died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at East Pointe Nursing Home. She was born in Beaver Dam and was a member of Cleaves Memorial C.M.E. Church for over 40 years. 

Louise Stone Ragland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Louise Stone Ragland, 86, of Memphis, formerly of Thruston, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital of pneumonia. She was a homemaker and a member of Germantown Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarke Ragland. 

Clay E. Herrell

ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Clay E. Herrell, 88, of Rockport died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his home. He was born in Hatfield, Ind., was an oil promoter for Shell Oil Co. and a member of Hatfield United Methodist Church. He was a member of Richland Lions Club and a member of the advisory committee for the Luce Township trustee. 

Patty Ann Hensley Scott

RADCLIFF -- Patty Ann Hensley Scott, 89, of Radcliff, formerly of Browder, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was born in Hardin County, was a homemaker and was a member of Island Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Scott; by a son, Loumer Scott; and by a daughter, Medellia Scott. 

Naomi Ruth Futrell

CANNELTON, Ind. -- Naomi Ruth Futrell, 67, of Cannelton died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Troy, Ind., was a housewife and enjoyed drawing and painting. 

Joseph Paul Castlen

Joseph Paul Castlen, 78, of 832 Fogle Road, Owensboro, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County, was a retired trucker from Daviess County Sand & Gravel and a member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church. He served in the Army under Gen. George Patton during World War II, was a Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball, UK basketball and gardening. 

Robert Louis Watson

Robert Louis Watson, 54, of 3285 East Sixth St., Owensboro, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at his home. He was born in Daviess County and was previously employed by T.V.A. local labor union 1389, Kittingers Lumber and Jagoe's Lumber. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, a Baptist and enjoyed NASCAR racing, fishing and bowling. 

W. Scott Nalley

CALHOUN -- W. Scott Nalley, 56, of Calhoun died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his home. He was born in Daviess County, was a licensed paramedic at Methodist Hospital in Henderson and a farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Hope General Baptist Church, was a former volunteer fireman and was an emergency medical services instructor. 

Zoa DeWitt Huff

Zoa DeWitt Huff, 92, of Fordsville died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Hancock County, was a housewife and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Huff, on Aug. 27, 1982; a son, J.D. Huff; and a daughter, Ethel Wilson. 

Russell Lee Conway

RURAL RETREAT, Va. -- Russell Lee Conway, 75, of Rural Retreat died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Wythe County Community Hospital. He was born in Owensboro and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Lee Conway. 

Elma Dean 'Deanie' Pigue

HOPKINSVILLE -- Elma Dean "Deanie" Pigue, 62, of Hopkinsville died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville of complications from surgery. She was born in Owensboro and was a 1956 graduate of Daviess County High School. She was a 1960 graduate of Murray State University, received a masters degree in library science from Western Kentucky University in 1985 and worked in the field of education for about 30 years. She was the media specialist-librarian at Hopkinsville High School, was a former librarian at Lacy Elementary School and a former home economics teacher at Hopkinsville High School. She was a long-time member and past president of the Friends of the Library, a member of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, where she served as board chairman. She was a former member of Junior Auxiliary, a member and past president of Christian County Education Association and member of the board of directors of the Second District Education Association. She was a member of the Kentucky Education Association, the National Education Association and First United Methodist Church. 

Virgie Louise Lindsey

Virgie Louise Lindsey, 98, of 3740 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family. 

Virginia G. Berry

Virginia G. Berry of 1313 Woodmere Lane, Owensboro, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, taught at Masonville, Utica and Apollo High School and retired from teaching after 30 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a honorary teachers' sorority, was a longtime organist and a Sunday school teacher at Utica Baptist Church and was a member of First Baptist Church. 

Elmer L. Howe

TELL CITY, Ind. -- Elmer L. Howe, 88, of Tell City died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. He retired from Tell City Chair Co. in 1973 after 33 years and enjoyed pitching horseshoes and euchre. 

Bernard Burns

Bernard Burns, 69, of 3313 Grist Court, Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in Daviess County and was a retired superintendent from the former Owensboro Sand and Gravel. He was a member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church, was an Army veteran and enjoyed gardening. He received a heart transplant in March 1985 and was the first person in Owensboro and the 12th in Kentucky to do so. 

James Albert 'Tuffy' Frazier

CENTRAL CITY -- James Albert "Tuffy" Frazier, 67, of Central City, formerly of Browder, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Powderly and was retired from TVA after 20 years. He was a member of Browder Chapel Baptist Church and was a catcher for the Reds baseball team in Central City in the '60s. He was an Army veteran, achieved the rank of corporal and was decorated with the National Defense Service Medal. 

Aline 'Maw' Kirk

LEWISPORT -- Aline "Maw" Kirk, 78, of Lewisport died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Grayson County and was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Curtis Kirk, in January 1982 and by a son, David Lee Kirk. 

Mable Jean Luck

WRIGHTSBURG -- Mable Jean Luck, 67, of Wrightsburg died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born in Livermore, was a homemaker and was retired from Sonoco Products in Henderson. She was a member of Wrightsburg Free Methodist Church and enjoyed quilting. 

Denise Lynn Rolley

GRAHAM -- Denise Lynn Rolley, 38, of Graham died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born in Michigan, was a homemaker and a member of New Cypress Baptist Church. 

Hazel Bentley

Hazel Bentley, 86, of 4341 Landsdowne North, Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. She was born in Letcher County, was retired from real estate management and was a member of Owensboro Christian Church. 

Earl Thomas James

LEOPOLD, Ind. -- Earl Thomas James, 77, of Leopold died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Deaconess St. Joseph Hospital in Huntingburg, Ind. He was born in Leopold and was a farmer. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and enjoyed playing cards and doing puzzles. 

Dorothy Louise Watkins

DAWSON SPRINGS -- Dorothy Louise Watkins, 78, of Dawson Springs, formerly of Madisonville, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at NHC Healthcare of Dawson Springs. She was born in Frankfort, retired from South Central Bell after 22 years and also worked for Ligon Nationwide. She was a homemaker, a member of Kentucky Telephone Pioneers and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Grady Watkins. 

Jerry Alen Sitz

DUNMOR -- Jerry Alen Sitz, 24, of Dunmor died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Kosair Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Greenville. 

Mary Alverda Aud Sebree

Mary Alverda Aud Sebree, 52, of Owensboro, formerly of Knottsville, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Owensboro. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes. 

Louella Pry

Louella Pry, 77, of 514 Sycamore St., Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Utica and was retired from domestic work. She was a member of Church of God in Christ, where she was a mother of the church and a choir member. She was a former member of Fourth Street Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking. Her husband, Henry Pry, died March 24, 1988. 

William F. Johnson

CALHOUN -- William F. Johnson, 78, of Calhoun died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Calhoun, was a retired farmer and a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. He was a Sunday school teacher for several years, was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and enjoyed working with wood, leather and painting. 

Linda Simon Cummings

CALHOUN -- Linda Simon Cummings, 59, of Calhoun died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Calhoun, was a certified medicine aide at Riverside Manor Health Care Center in Calhoun and was a member of Calhoun Baptist Church. 

Hazel A. Hoffman

JASPER, Ind. -- Hazel A. Hoffman, 91, of Jasper died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Boone Township, Ind., and was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar G. Hoffman, in October 1978 and by an infant son. 

Mildred Robinson 'Mickey' Ezell

PHOENIX -- Mildred Robinson "Mickey" Ezell, 71, of Phoenix died Friday, March 3, 2000, at her home. She was born in Drakesboro and was licensed practical nurse. She was the owner of L & M Dry Cleaners and Laundry in Phoenix and was a Baptist. Her husband, Bobie Ezell, died in 1969, and a son, Ken Ezell, died in January 1999. 

Martha Ann Cook

Martha Ann Cook, 66, of 817 Gardenside Drive, Owensboro, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at her home. She was born in Daviess County, retired from Whitehall Furniture Co. after 16 years and was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church. 

Norman E. Canary

Norman E. Canary, 88, of 1154 Kentucky 279 South, Owensboro, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County, was a retired farmer and was a member of Stanley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by four sons, James Canary in 1952, Thomas "Bud" Canary in 1997, Claude Canary in 1971 and Leroy Canary in 1977. 

Mabel W. Mallory

PENROD -- Mabel W. Mallory, 96, of Penrod died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. She was born in Kentucky, was a homemaker and a member of Penrod Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Mallory. 

Martha June Martell

MADISONVILLE -- Martha June Martell, 71, of Madisonville died Monday, March 6, 2000, at her home. She was born in Clarksville, Tenn., graduated from Austin Peay University and received a master's degree in education. She retired after 27 years of teaching at Nebo Elementary School and was a member of First Baptist Church. 

Austin W. Roney

GREENVILLE -- Austin W. Roney, 75, of Greenville died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Benton County, Tenn., and was retired from TVA as a yard operations superintendent. 

Sharon Small

Sharon Small, 52, of 912 Elsmere St., Owensboro, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Spencer County, Ind., was a Baptist and enjoyed listening to music, reading and being outdoors. 

Vermont Stilwell

HARDINSBURG -- Vermont Stilwell, 91, of Hardinsburg died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Helmwood Healthcare in Elizabethtown. He was born in Arkansas, was retired from the civil service and was an Army veteran of World War II. 

Thomas E. Burden

BEAVER DAM -- Thomas E. Burden, 48, of Beaver Dam died Monday, March 6, 2000, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was born in Wooster, Ohio, and was a millwright. He was a member of Millwright Local 1080 in Owensboro and was an Army veteran. 

Basil Wilson

FORDSVILLE -- Basil Wilson, 94, of Fordsville died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. He was born in Breckinridge County and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Lois Wilson, and by a son, J.P. Wilson. 

Elbert C. Bandy

BEWLEYVILLE -- Elbert C. Bandy, 87, of Bewleyville died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at his home. He was born in Breckinridge County, was the retired owner/operator of Bandy's General Store in Bewleyville and was a member of Bewleyville United Methodist Church. His wife, Lorene Claycomb Bandy, died in 1997. 

Sophia M. Clark

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- Sophia M. Clark, 93, of Beardstown died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at her home. She was born in Muhlenberg County, retired from Continental Can Co. in St. Louis in 1962 and was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville. She attended First Southern Baptist Church in Beardstown and was a member of Guthrie-Pierce Veterans of Foreign Wars 1239 Ladies' Auxiliary. She was a former member of Rebecca Lodge and Young-at-Heart. Her husband, Leonard S. Clark, died July 7, 1987. 

Mary Thompson Hanners

Mary Thompson Hanners, 74, of 2316 Azra Court, Owensboro, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County and was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church. She was a member of Army of Mary and Legion of Mary. Her husband, Vern Hanners, died Sept. 23, 1982. 

Geraldine Kifer Lunsford

LOUISVILLE -- Geraldine Kifer Lunsford, 92, of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Wheatcroft, graduated from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and owned a restaurant in Chicago with her husband. She was a member of Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church, where she was a choir member, and was a volunteer for Fish Memorial Hospital auxiliary in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Her husband, Frank Lunsford, died July 7, 1964. 

Randall T. McCraw

HOPKINSVILLE -- Randall T. McCraw, 32, of Houston died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Hopkinsville. He was born in Hammond, Ind., and was a restaurant manager at Solero's in Houston. 

Pattie W. Ray

Pattie W. Ray, 84, of 1125 West 11th St., Owensboro, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Owensboro, was retired from Murphy Miller Chair Co. and was a member of Seven Hills Baptist Church. A son, Sherman Gilmore, died in 1994, and a daughter, Debra Wood Hart, died in 1999. 

Nennie E. Ball

HARDINSBURG -- Nennie E. Ball, 77, of Hardinsburg died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Hardin County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Se Ree and was a retired cook for a barge line. She was a member of Custer Order of the Eastern Star 456 and a member of St. Romuald Catholic Church.


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