Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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William A. "Bill" Turner

William A. "Bill" Turner, 78, Henderson, died at 11:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville due to heart failure.

He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a retired construction worker from Industrial Contractors and Traylor Brothers Construction Co. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Henderson, where he sang in the senior chorus.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Turner.

Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Turner of Toledo, Ohio; one son, Bobby Turner of Toledo, Ohio; four sisters, Silverine Hairlson, Pearl Turner and Nellie Turner, all of Henderson, and Clara Scott of Kirkwood, Mo.; two brothers, Charles Jackson, of Henderson and Fred L. Turner of Gary, Ind.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Henderson. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery. The Revs. Glen Norman and Adrian Brooks will officiate.

Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel in Henderson is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ellen Powell

Mary Ellen Powell, 88, Henderson, died at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Union Hill General Baptist Church in Little Dixie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Powell, who died in 1964, and by a daughter, Margaret Blanford, who died in 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Caton of Corydon and Christine McGill of Louisville; one son, Jimmie Powell of Little Dixie; one sister, Margaret Littlepage of Henderson; two brothers, Iloff Abell of Morganfield and Chester Abell of Henderson; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-granchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Corydon Cemetery in Corydon.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy McGill, Gary Caton, Timmy Powell, Roger Caton, Brian Blanford, Mike Shelton, Rusty Hollman and Bill Mills.

James T. Oliver

James T. Oliver, 68, Henderson, died at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at his home.

He was retired as a truck driver for the Henderson County Road Department.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Sharon D. and April L., who both died in 1962; and a son, Mike Oliver, who died in 1980.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Shirley Ann Oliver; two daughters, Susan Craddock of Henderson and JaNelle Crowley of Providence; one son, Jeff Oliver of Henderson; his mother, Mildred Fox of Henderson; two brothers, Frank Oliver of Henderson and Happy Oliver of Jerseyville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Virginia Doris "Doey" Turner

Virginia Doris "Doey" Turner, 63, Henderson, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at her home here.

She was a member of the Gilleyville Community Church and was a Sunday School teacher.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Alan Turner, who died in 1959; and a grandson, Daniel Lee Turner.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Reuben A. "R.A." Turner; two daughters, Jo Ann Phelps and Tina Marie Durham, both of Henderson; one son, Donald Ray Turner of Henderson; her mother, Lena Cox of Henderson; three sisters, Linda Basham, Judy Marshall and Bonnie Cox, all of Henderson; three brothers, Kenneth Cox, Larry Cox and Darrell Cox, all of Henderson; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one great-grandson; one stepgreat-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. J.W. Haire will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Henderson County.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. 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 St. Anthony's Hospice of Henderson.

Ruth Evelyn Ebb Wood

Ruth Evelyn Ebb Wood, 80, Henderson, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Woodlands Convalescent Center in Newburgh, Ind.

She was a member of Chapel Hill Methodist Church in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wood, who died in 1981.

Survivors include one daughter, Carole I. Bettinger of Henderson; one son, K. Keith Bettinger of Evansville; two sisters, Magladria Keith Minor of Evansville and LaVere Lowe of Evansville; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmont Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel in Henderson. The Rev. Ted Burke will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The American Heart Association or The Alzheimer's Association.

Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Wayne "Grubber" Sumpter

Bobby Wayne "Grubber" Sumpter, 32, Henderson, died at 9:42 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Methodist Hospital due to a heart attack.

Survivors include his mother, Melba Downs of Henderson; two sisters, Sheila Turner and Sherri Downs, both of Henderson; and nieces.

There will be no visitation or services.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice of Henderson.

Alexander East Chapel Funeral Home in Evansville is in charge of arrangements.

Kyle Brantley

MORGANFIELD -- Kyle Brantley, 17, Morganfield, died at 11:53 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Union County, due to a heart condition.

He was a senior at Union County High School.

Survivors include one son, Kyle Franklin Brantley II of Morganfield; his parents, Susan and Bob Brantley of Morganfield; two sisters, Amanda Collins and Jennifer Smith, both of Morganfield; and his grandparents, Sarah Pearcy and Jerry Hill, both of Mayfield, Ky.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Ann Parish Hall in Morganfield. The Rev. Greg Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

Friends may call until service time today at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Kyle Franklin Brantley II Trust Fund at First Kentucky Bank in Morganfield.

Kenneth Kirk Gill

SEBREE -- Kenneth Kirk Gill, 55, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at his home here due to cancer.

A member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sebree, he was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. He was plant manager of Eastern Alloys in Henderson.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne Hauprich Gill of Sebree; one son, Kirk Gill of Onton; one daughter, Katrina Saddler of Sebree; his mother, Hilda Kirkwood Gill of Earlington, Ky.; one sister, Marthann Browning of Earlington, Ky.; one brother, Joe Gill of Madisonville; and one granddaughter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sebree. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Sebree.

Friends may call from 8 to 9:30 a.m. today at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice of Webster County.

Wilburn Wayne Fletcher

PROVIDENCE -- Wilburn Wayne Fletcher, 75, died at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at his home here.

A member of First Baptist Church where he served as an usher and trustee, he was retired from Swift's in Evansville after 37 years of service. His hobby was making cakes and candy for all of his friends.

Survivors include his wife Kathryn Christian Fletcher; one daughter, Anne Fletcher Knight of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Winifred Gray of Clarksville, Tenn., and Mary Helen Nall of Clay, Ky.; one brother, J.W. Fletcher of Huntsville, Ala.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Providence. The Rev. Ralph Gill will officiate. Graveside services will then be held at 1 p.m. today at Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

There will be no visitation.

Melton Funeral Home in Providence is in charge of arrangements.

Carroll Wayne "Palm Tree" Ditterline

HILLSBORO, Ohio -- Carroll Wayne "Palm Tree" Ditterline, 56, Hillsboro, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Kettering Medical Center.

A native of Henderson, he was a retired employee of General Motors in Moraine, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and a member of Southside Church of God. He was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife Linda; three daughters, Shelby Bratton of Mowrystown, Ohio, Stacy Ditterline of Dayton, Ohio, and Rindy Ditterline of Hillsboro, Ohio; three sisters, Sharon Ditterline of Henderson, Ann Clark of Evansville, and Linda Janoski of Franklin, Ind.; one brother, Kenneth Ditterline of Henderson; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Southside Church of God in Hillsboro. The Revs. Wayne Flowers and Scott Stone will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be in Gilboa Cemetery near New Petersburg, Ohio.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to American Diabetes Association.

Turner and Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Alma I. Roll

Alma I. Roll, 101, Henderson, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at Colonial Terrace Health Care Facility in Sebree.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyman, who died in 1979.

Survivors include several cousins.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Fernwood Cemetery. The Rev. Leo Perkins will officiate.

There will be no visitation. Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William "Snake" Burris

William "Snake" Burris, 70, Henderson, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Brentwood Nursing Home in Evansville due to cancer.

Retired from University of Evansville's Harper Dining Room, he was a member of Mount Calvery Baptist Church in Evansville, where he served as a trustee and a member of the church choir. He was also a member of the Lincoln Senior Citizens Choir.

Survivors include his companion of 11 years, Ethel Thomas; two daughters, Hilda Burris of Evansville and Vernell Bowling of Arlington Heights Ill.; eight sons, Marvin Williams, Leslie Butler, Roy Burris, Bobby Burris, Tony Burris, Tim Burris, Wayne Burris and Walter Burris, all of Evansville; his mother, Charlie Bell Rhea of Indianapolis; two sisters, Anne Allen and Helen Thomas, both of Indianapolis; one brother, Paul Ray of Henderson; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Evansville. The Rev. Harrison Daniels will officiate. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel in Evansville, where a wake service will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.

Edward Hodge

STURGIS -- Edward Hodge, 87, Sturgis, died at 12:42 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Rene, who died in 1992.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Caseyville Cemetery in Caseyville. The Rev. George Yates will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Puckett

EVANSVILLE -- Beatrice Puckett, 83, Evansville, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at Bethel Manor here.

She was of the Presbyterian faith.

Survivors include two sisters, Velma Moore and Susie Sneed, both of Evansville; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson. The Rev. Douglas Blair will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Clara E. Godwin

MADISONVILLE -- Clara E. Godwin, 71, Madisonville, died at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at Regional Medical Center here.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four daughters, Susie Koloday and Jacqueline Jones, both of Madisonville, Patsy York of White Plains, Ky., and Annette Carroll of Garner, N.C.; one son, Norman Godwin of Manitou, Ky.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Cemetery in Providence. Brother Roger Jones will officiate.

Friends may call after noon Friday at Townsend-Jones Funeral Home in Providence.

Mamie Lee Boling

Mamie Lee Boling, 91, Henderson, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Airline Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Minnie "Bobbie" Mosbarger of Grayville, Ill.; one son, Darrel Boling of Henderson; two sisters, Sadie Morris and Zelma Hutchinson, both of Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; four stepgreat-great-granchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Ray Werline will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Polly C. Bryant

Polly C. Bryant, 78, Henderson, died at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at her home.

She was a member of Henderson General Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Dewey; four daughters, Linda Greenwell of Morganfield, Brenda Whitmore of Leitchfield, Ky., and Velma Gibson and Wanda Littlepage Gibson, both of Henderson; one foster daughter, Nancy Hall of Utica; one stepson, Floyd Evans of Stanley, Ky.; one brother, Thomas Courtney of Evansville; 10 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Henderson General Baptist Church. The Revs. Steve Dame and J.W. Haire will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home and after noon Saturday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Henderson General Baptist Church Building Fund.

Prentice G. McHatton

Prentice G. McHatton, 67, Henderson, died at 12:04 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Marcell; two daughters, Shandra Coomes of Henderson and Doris Duncan of Robards; two sisters, Dorla Alexander of Robards and Maxine McHatton of Lexington; one brother, Charles McHatton of Robards; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Greg Cochran will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Cash Creek Baptist Church Building Fund.

Betty Emaline Powell

Betty Emaline Powell, 68, Henderson, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Trinity Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin "Earl," who died in 1995.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon K. Moore and Vickie Lynn Hall, both of Henderson; one son, Steven Allen Powell of Henderson; one sister, Helen Walker of Henderson; one brother, Marvin Nunn of Henderson; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Trinity Pentecostal Church. The Rev. David Gish will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Robert Newton "R.N." Carlisle

REIDLAND, Ky. -- Robert Newton "R.N." Carlisle, 82, Reidland, formerly of Slaughters, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree.

He was a member of Reidland United Methodist Church. A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he was retired from Portsmouth Maine Shipyards, where he worked as a welder.

Survivors include three sisters, Hazel Bell of Evansville, Archie Lee Stull of Sebree and Joretta Brown of Paducah; and two brothers, Paul Carlisle of Evansville and Wallace "Mac" Carlisle of Indianapolis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tomkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. The Rev. David Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Sassafras Grove Cemetery near Sebree.

Friends may call after 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice of Webster County.


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