Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY


First Name:
Last Name:

James E. Williams
James E. Williams, 79, Henderson, formerly of Merritt Island, Fla., died at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Methodist Hospital.
He was a member of North Merritt Island United Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a retired carpenter, emergency medical technician and school bus driver.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary F.; three sons, Steve Williams of Greenwood, Ind., Mike Williams of Henderson County and John Williams of Merritt Island; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Gladding will officiate.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and after noon Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Harry Brooks
STURGIS -- Harry Brooks, 94, Sturgis, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Shemwell Nursing Home in Providence.
A Sturgis city councilman for 12 years, he owned the Ford Garage in Sturgis for more than 40 years until his retirement in 1981. He was also chairman of the Methodist Church Finance Committee.
Survivors include his wife, Mary K.; two daughters, Berry Ann Craig of Knoxville, Tenn., and Harri Kay Gaster of Rockwell, N.C.; and two grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
There will be no visitation.
Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Methodist Church Building Fund.

Carson L. Pinkston
PROVIDENCE -- Carson L. Pinkston, 89, Providence, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Shemwell Nursing Home in Providence.
A U.S. Army World War II veteran, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Poole. He was also retired from Bucyrus-Erie in Evansville and was a member of Poole Masonic Lodge F & AM.
Survivors include one sister, Eulah B. Tilley of Clay; three nieces and three nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. Sam Belo will officiate. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole with full military rites.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where there will be a Masonic rites service at 6 tonight.

Beulah Cosby Washington
ST. LOUIS -- Beulah Cosby Washington, 66, formerly of Henderson, died at noon Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1998, at her home here.
A member of Seventh Street Baptist Church in Henderson, she was retired from Marriott Foods Company in St. Louis after 35 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Bonita Washington and Diane Small, both of St. Louis, and Sarah Washington of Clarksville, Tenn.; four sons, Mark Washington and James Washington, both of Indianapolis, Michael Harvey of St. Louis, and Jeffery Washington of Oakland, Calif.; five sisters, Vivian Burks of Cleveland, Ohio, Georgia Wells and Barbara Daniels, both of Indianapolis, and Mary Tapp and Alice Tapp, both of Henderson; two brothers, Leonis Cosby of Henderson and Purtis Cosby Jr. of Evansville; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Seventh Street Baptist Church in Henderson. The Rev. Anthony M. Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel in Henderson is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce A. Bebout
ASHLAND, Ohio -- Joyce A. Bebout, 53, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at her home here.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Courtney, who died in 1991.
Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Terry; one son, John Courtney of Henderson; two sisters, Donna Groves and Becky Jones, both of Henderson; two brothers, J.B. Schinault and Mike Schinault, both of Henderson; nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Audubon Baptist Church in Henderson. The Rev. Alan Todd will officiate.

Brian Keith Burns
Services for Brian Keith Burns, 26, Spottsville, who died Wednesday, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Hal Branson will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, with full military rites conducted by 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Published Friday, January 1, 1999

Richard Alexander Sisney
Services for Richard Alexander Sisney, 74, Henderson, who died Tuesday, will be at 1 p.m. today at Seventh Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Anthony Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. today at the church.
Mason Brother Audubon Chapel in Henderson is in charge of arrangements.
Published Friday, January 1, 1999

Debra D. Heady
Services for Debra D. Heady, 46, Sturgis, who died Tuesday, will be at 10 a.m. today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. The Rev. Jeff McMain will officiate. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.
Friends may call after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Published Friday, January 1, 1999

Steven Joseph Wright
Services for Steven Joseph Wright, 81, Evansville, who died Tuesday, will be at 1 p.m. today at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. John Shirey will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay.
Published Friday, January 1, 1999

Bobby H. Lewis
Bobby H. Lewis, 65, Henderson, died at 12:02 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at his home.
He was a 20-year retiree of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Anne Raber Lewis; two daughters, Carole L. Grasty and Robin L. Russelburg, both of Henderson; two sons, Robert Lewis and Ronald Lewis, both of Newport News, Va.; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Kentucky Baptist Home For Children-Spring Meadows, Louisville, or to St. Anthony's Hospice.

Adena Brooks Tyler
SEBREE -- Adena Brooks Tyler, 93, Sebree, died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree.
She was a retired homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curnie, who died in 1971.
Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Rogaski of Fort Myers, Fla., Catherine Dunville of Onton, Linda Dunn of Sebree and Violet Bumpus of Dixon; three sons, Richard Tyler of Robards, Robert Tyler of San Lorenzo, Calif., and Jack Tyler of Sterling, Okla.; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Tompkins Funeral Homes Sebree-Poole Chapel. Brother Mike Dunn will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Dorothy D. Denton
Dorothy D. Denton, 79, Henderson, died at 3:04 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
She was a member of the New Hope Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include one sister, Frances Nickens of Garden Grove, Calif.; three brothers, Benjamin Denton of Centralia, Ill., R.J. Denton of Henderson and James Lee Denton of Paducah, Ky.; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Tapp Funeral Home with the Rev. Anthony Payne officiating. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be nephews.

Delmar E. Powell
STURGIS -- Delmar E. Powell, 74, died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at his home here.
A U.S. World War II veteran, he was a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division and won several medals. He was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the American Legion. He retired after 35 years with Henderson-Union Electric Cooperative.
He was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Powell, who died Nov. 18, 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; two daughters, Helen Bunner of Sturgis and Elizabeth Austin of Norris City, Ill.; one sister, Doris Cavins of Henderson; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Brother A.G. Winters will officiate. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Harold Loyd Spainhoward
OWENSBORO -- Harold Loyd Spainhoward, 68, Owensboro, died at 11:34 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health Systems.
A truck driver for Beacon Van Moving & Storage, he was a Korean War veteran with the U.S. Marines and a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Owensboro.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Shirley Ann East Spainhoward; three daughters, Lori Spainhoward Mendoza, Mischelle Spainhoward Crabtree and Kim Spainhoward Sikes, all of Owensboro; one son, Gary Spainhoward of Owensboro; one brother, Carl Spainhoward of Henderson; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro. The Rev. Odell Beauchamp will officiate. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Bobby Nance
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- Bobby Nance, 47, Newburgh, formerly of Slaughters, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in Warrick County, Ind., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A 1969 graduate of Webster County High School and a 1974 graduate of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, he was an industrial engineer with Peabody Coal Company and a licensed Kentucky land surveyor. He was also a member of Crossroads Christian Church in Newburgh.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; one daughter, Lindsey Nance of Owensboro; two stepsons, Mike Rea of Paducah, Ky., and David Rea of Newburgh; his mother, Glee Dunville Nance of Slaughters; three sisters, Nancy Gail Nance of Los Angeles, Dale Husk of Inglewood, Colo., and Mary Ellen Morris of Nashville; and three stepgrandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Slaughters-Hanson Chapel in Slaughters. The Rev. David Fultz and Father John Meredith will officiate. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Slaughters Methodist Church Building Fund or the American Red Cross Association.

Nannie Lindlaw Flannery
Nannie Lindlaw Flannery, 81, Henderson, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Emil H.; two sisters, Katherine Pullum of Cairo and Mary Dixon of Boonville, Ind.; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Garry Polston will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.
Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be James Pullum, Judy Pullum, Buddy Morgan, Barbara Morgan, Charlotte Berry and Faye Kadenhead.

Alla Irvine Rommel McConathy
Alla Irvine Rommel McConathy, 79, Henderson, formerly of Louisville, died at 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at her home after a long illness.
A 1941 graduate of the University of North Carolina College for Women, she had attended the University of Kentucky. She had been a English teacher at Henderson County High School for nearly 20 years until her retirement, when she began to teach English part-time at Henderson Community College. She was a member of the Women's Circle at Presbyterian Church of Henderson and the Outlook Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, who died June 5, 1998, and one daughter, Jane Mitchell McConathy, who died in October 1997.
Survivors include two daughters, Deirdre McConathy of Chicago and Mrs. John S. (Lucinda) Hoffman of Washington, D.C.; and two grandchildren.
Private memorial services will held at a later date.
There will be no visitation.
Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Presbyterian Church of Henderson or to St. Anthony's Hospice.

Edwin Thompson
Edwin Thompson, 57, Henderson, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
A member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, he was employed by CPS Corp. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Survivors include his mother, Amy Thompson of Henderson; one sister, Sharon Dugas of Henderson; and one nephew.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The Revs. Ken Williams, Ray Gibson, Keith Griffin and Steve Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tapp Funeral Home.

Mary "Evelyn" Doriott
Mary "Evelyn" Doriott, 83, Henderson, died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
A member of Church of Christ in Henderson, she had been a practicing beautician in Henderson for many years. She also was an active senior at The Gathering Place in Henderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John A., who died in 1961.
Survivors include one son, John M. Doriott of Summerville, S.C.; one sister, Marguerite Leach of Evansville; and three caretakers, Martha Halterman of Henderson, Joyce Scott of Madisonville and Donna Pohl of Evansville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Christ. Gary Puryear will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Tapp Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Emma Worthington
PROVIDENCE -- Emma Worthington, 59, Providence, died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at her daughter's home here from cancer.
Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Thompson and Gail Hunt, both of Hammond, Ind., and Brenda Gipson of Providence; three sons, Edward Thompson of Hammond and Eddie Thompson and Mitchell Thompson, both of Indiana; two sisters, Florence Cochran of Hobart, Ind., and Edith Worthington of Hammond; two brothers, Lee Worthington of Gary, Ind., and Zeke Worthington of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Green Grove Cemetery in Providence.
There will be no visitation.
Melton Funeral Home in Providence is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Cowan
CLAY -- Frances Cowan, 79, Clay, died at 10:14 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clay.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford, who died in 1972.
Survivors include one son, James D. Cowan of Clay; one brother, Andrew Davis of Evansville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. Dale Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Rocksprings Cemetery in Wheatcroft.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Annie Armstrong Missionary Offering of First Baptist Church in Clay.

Zola Ree Winstead
DIXON -- Zola Ree Winstead, 80, died at 1 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at her home here.
She was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude "Shorty," who died in 1994.
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley McCully of Cummins, Ga.; two sisters, Viola Myers of Hopkinsville and Goldie Rakestraw of Evansville; three brothers, Pete McGraw and Delbert McGraw, both of Dixon, and Wilson McGraw of Sebree; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. Rex Childs will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Dixon.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association.

Patricia Carol "Patty" Leachman Frakes
OWENSBORO -- Patricia Carol "Patty" Leachman Frakes, 61, Owensboro, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System here.
A member of Stanley Baptist Church, she was a retired executive secretary for Owensboro Canning Co. She was also formerly employed at Pro Mech contractors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Edward Frakes, who died March 21, 1998.
Survivors include one daughter, Leila Higgs of Owensboro; two sons, Michael Phelps and Keith Phelps, both of Owensboro; two stepdaughters, Angela Cobb of Henderson and Geralyn Cooper of Owensboro; two stepsons, Donnie Frakes of Owensboro and Troy Frakes of Green Bay, Wis.; one brother, Jim Leachman of Utica; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at James H. Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Utica Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Emelia Sandefur
CENTRE, Ala. -- Emelia Sandefur, 89, Centre, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Cherokee County Nursing Home.
A housewife, she was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert.
Survivors include one daughter, Norma Wilkerson of Henderson; one brother, Joseph Heuruex of Traverse City, Mich.; two grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.
Jordan Funeral Home in Centre is in charge of arrangements.

Alvatine H. Eblen
Alvatine H. Eblen, 93, Robards, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
A member of Robards Methodist Church, she taught Wesley Bible Class for 60 years and was a retired school teacher. She owned and operated Eblen Upholstery in Robards and was active in the Robards PTA for many years. She also was an officer of WSCS and a member of the Women's Homemaker's Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, S.E. Eblen, who died in 1984.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Brown and Margaret Moore, both of Henderson, and Ida B. Royster of Edgewood, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Robards Methodist Church. The Revs. Don Benningfield, Paul Royster and Carol Owen will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, and after 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Robards Methodist Church.

Aubrey "Duffy" Bebout
MORGANFIELD -- Aubrey "Duffy" Bebout, 68, Morganfield, died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.
A former U.S. Marine Corps drill sergeant, he was a retired coal miner. He also was a published poet and writer.
He was preceded in death by a son, John Anthony Bebout, who died in 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Mary Rush of Morganfield and Sharon Carr of Burfordville, Mo.; two sons, Dr. William Bebout of Morganfield and James "Buddy" Bebout of Flippin, Ark.; four sisters, Virginia Bebout of Morganfield, Levada Fellows of Ashley, Ohio, Ethel Wiggins of Evansville, and Mildred Wohlwend of Benton, Ill.; one brother, J.D. Bebout of Blytheville, Ark.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Edna Drennan Cox
PROVIDENCE -- Edna Drennan Cox, 94, Providence, died at 10:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Shemwell Nursing Home in Providence.
A member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, she was a school teacher for 53 years in Caldwell, Crittenden and Webster counties. She also was a graduate of Drennan School in Caldwell County.
Survivors include one daughter, Haroldlene Gobin of Providence; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Revs. Barry Cullen and Jerry Easley will officiate. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Shady Grove.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Shady Grove Baptist Church or to The Visionary Fund at General Baptist Church in Providence.

Irene Pease
DAWSON SPRINGS -- Irene Pease, 75, Dawson Springs, formerly of Sturgis, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C.
Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Pease of Providence, and Dennis Pease and Keith Pease, both of Dawson Springs; three sisters, Carolyn Taylor of Victorville, Calif., and Thelma Ratley and Lucille Pease, both of Sturgis; and one brother, Douglas McMain of Dawson Springs.
Arrangements are pending at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis.

Betty Jo Martin Rucks
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Betty Jo Martin Rucks, 62, formerly of Henderson, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at her home here.
She was a bookkeeper, treasurer and accountant for Green King Landscaping Co.
Survivors include one daughter, Norma Ballard of Reynoldsburg; one sister, Ocie Alley of Grethel, Ky.; one brother, Andrew Martin of Lexington; and one granddaughter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, Ky. Burial will be in Martin-Newsome Cemetery in Grethel.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY