Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Sue Owens

Sue Owens, 70, Henderson, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Nall Owens.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Harrison and Gayle Bennett, both of Henderson; two sons, Tommy Barnes of Providence and Larry Owens of Wadesville, Ind.; one sister, Sadie Oldham of Robertsville, Mo.; one brother, Thomas Nall of Clay; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Dan Garland will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Dixon.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Danridge B. Hall

SEBREE -- Danridge B. Hall, 83, Sebree, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at Wellington Parc in Bowling Green after a long illness.

A retired employee of the Whirlpool Corp. of Evansville, he was a member of the 20-Year Club there. A native of Onton, he also was a member of Sebree United Methodist Church, the Bailey Onton Masonic Lodge and the Eugene Pate American Legion Post 265 in Evansville.

He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include one sister, Dora Jane Hall of Sebree.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. The Revs. Maurice Melton and David Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Onton Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. by Bailey Onton Masonic Lodge.

Mabel H. Harrison

Mabel H. Harrison, 85, Henderson, died at 4:09 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at her home.

She was a charter member of Watson Lane Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Janice A. Rideout of St. Charles, Ill.; one son, Robert Glen Harrison of Henderson; two sisters, Marie Wheatley of Mesa, Ariz., and Hazel Horne of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Ward will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Watson Lane Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Kimberly Harrison Painter, Kris Harrison Hemphill, Julie Harrison Leap, Christopher Neal Rideout and Joshua Michael Rideout.

Hazel L. Evans

Hazel L. Evans, 93, Henderson, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at her home.

She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Baptist Temple.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex M., who died in 1986.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Evans Allen of Lexington; two sons, David M. Evans of Platte City, Mo., and Danny J. Evans of Clayton, N.C.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Baptist Temple. The Rev. R. Joseph Tricquet Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

James R. "Bob" Pinkston

CLAY -- James R. "Bob" Pinkston, 72, Clay, died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Shemwell Nursing Home in Providence.

He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the American Legion in Clay and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5484 of Providence. He retired as a coal miner from P&M Coal Company after 39 years of service. He also served in the U.S. Army for two years.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Marie; one daughter, Linda Pinkston of Clay; two sons, Steve Pinkston and Chris Pinkston, both of Clay; two sisters, Joyce Bumpus of Henderson and Jean Whitmore of Colonial Heights, Va.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. Robert Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in Clay.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at Vanover Funeral Home.

Val Edward Smith

Val Edward Smith, 82, Henderson, died at 1:49 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. 

He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 206 in Henderson. A Kentucky Colonel, he owned and managed Dixie Lou Frocks in Henderson until he retired in 1979.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, who died in 1975; and his daughter, Gean Ann Nichols, who died in 1996.

He is survived by two grandchildren, including Corey Nichols of Henderson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. John Conn will officiate. 

Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

David L. Baum

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -- David L. Baum, 38, Hendersonville, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville due to colon cancer.

He was a technical service representative of Pittsburgh Paint Co.

Survivors include his wife, Susanne; two daughters, Jessica Baum and Jennifer Baum, both of Hendersonville; his parents, Max and Shirley Baum of Wisconsin; two sisters, Alaine Baum and Nan Baum, both of Wisconsin; and three brothers, Mark Baum, Tom Baum and Mike Baum, all of Wisconsin.

Local survivors include his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Darvin and Juanita Sutton of Henderson.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home in Hendersonville. The Rev. John Maurelli will officiate.

Jack D. Madden

EVANSVILLE -- Jack D. Madden, 63, Evansville, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center here.

He was a charter member of Inland Yacht Club in Evansville and worked in bridge construction for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife, Janet; one daughter, Carla Rickard of Evansville; one sister, Virginia Wright of Poole; and one grandson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson. Jerry Horton will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Evansville. 

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

James Basil Powell

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- James Basil Powell, 83, Mishawaka, Ind., formerly of Sebree, died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Country Side Place here.

He owned and operated Powell Service Station and worked for the Mishawaka Street Department. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Springdale Cemetery in Sebree. 

The Rev. David Alexander will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Tompkins Funeral Homes Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree is in charge of arrangements.

Jewell Sigler 

Jewell Sigler, 87, Robards, died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree.

She was a member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church in Robards for more than 60 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R., who died in 1997.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Chappell of Corydon and Fay Rowland of Henderson; one brother, James Overby of Evansville; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Revs. C.Y. Allen and Brent Eblen will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice or to Cherry Hill Baptist Church.

Waford Franklin Spear

CLAY -- Waford Franklin Spear, 73, Clay, formerly of Harlingen, Texas, died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Leona of Harlingen; two daughters, Pattye Hanor of Clay and Mary K. Smith of Harlingen; one son, Robert L. Spear of Evansville; six sisters, Emma Babcock of Hugo, Okla., Ethel Spear of Harlingen, Evia Haese and Allie Haese, both of Montgomery, Texas, Joyce Tinklepaugh of Lawton, Okla., and Lillian Jobe of Universal City, Texas; one brother, Jearald Dale Spear of Richmond, Va.; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay.

There will be no visitation.

Vanover Funeral Home in Clay is in charge of arrangements.

Gary D. Greer

UNIONTOWN -- Gary D. Greer, 53, Uniontown, died at 4:02 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Hazard Medical Center in Hazard, Ky.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Blake Greer of Viper, Ky.; two daughters, Morgan Greer of Lexington and Brittany Greer of Louisville; his mother, Athalene Greer of Indiana; and two sisters, Debbie Crouse of Coal City W.Va., and Judy Harcher of Redfield, Kan.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Agnes Cemetery in Uniontown. 

There will be no visitation.

Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield is in charge of arrangements.
 

Glen F. Long

Glen F. Long, 88, Henderson, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his home here. 

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the South Pacific. He was retired from Indiana Bell after 40 years of service and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jessie M. Long; and one niece.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

Judy C. Nally

Judy C. Nally, 48, Henderson, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Haven Pentecostal Church in Henderson for 28 years and served as the children's choir leader for 14 years.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Herman Lee Nally; one daughter, Rachel Nally of Henderson; two sons, Frank Nally and Patrick Nally, both of Henderson; three sisters, Henri Etta Sigler and Joyce Ann Puckett, both of Henderson and Mary Etta Damme of Owensboro; one brother, William David Nelson of Henderson; and one grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Haven Pentecostal Church. The Rev. Willard Clement will officiate. 

Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Benon-Glunt Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Haven Pentecostal Church Building Fund.

Frances E. Cokes
EVANSVILLE -- Frances E. Cokes, 84, Evansville died at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, after a long illness at Atria Communities Inc.
She was active with her late husband in the oil business until 1978. She was an avid golfer, bowler and bridge player.
She was a member of the Evansville Country Club, Evansville Kennel Club and the Petroleum Club. 
She was past vice-president of the Civic Theatre and past member of the Henderson Country Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Cokes, who died in 1978.
Survivors include one stepson, Ellis Cokes Sr. of Hot Springs, Ark.; four stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.
There will be no public services or visitation.
Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville. The Rev. Leroy Dilger will officiate.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Visiting Nurses Association, Hospice or a favorite charity.
Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel in Evansville is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin W. "Buck" Gibson

Marvin W. "Buck" Gibson, 78, Henderson, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of Haven Pentecostal Church, a World War II U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Cresline Plastic.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ruth; two daughters, Imogene Powell and Alice Pulliam, both of Henderson; two sisters, Marie Wilson of Warrenton, Mo., and Agnes Phelps of Corydon; one brother, Joel Gibson of Henderson; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Revs. Willard Clement and Keith Griffin will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Haven Pentecostal Church Building Fund.

Lena Purcell Cox 

Lena Purcell Cox, 84, Hebbardsville, died at 5:04 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Hebbardsville. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford N. Cox, who died on Dec. 21, 1986; a son, Clifford Glenn Cox, who died in 1954; and a daughter, Virginia Doris Turner, who died on Sept. 26, 1999.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Basham of Henderson, Judy Marshall of Hebbardsville and Bonnie Griffin; three sons, Darrell Cox of Henderson, and Kenneth Cox and Larry Cox, both of Hebbardsville; one brother, Rex Purcell of Owensboro; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Mayer VanBussum will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Hebbardsville. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Hattie Tucker

CLAY -- Hattie Tucker, 82, Clay, died at 10:05 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Fountainview Nursing Home in Eldorado, Ill.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Basham Thurmond, who died in 1957, and Arthur Tucker, who died in 1971.

Survivors include one sister, Ailene Brewer of Elsberry, Mo.; two brothers, Amos Brooks of Eldorado and George Thomas Brooks of Shawneetown, Ill.; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Webster County. 

The Rev. Jeff McMain will officiate. 

There will be no visitation.

Vanover Funeral Home in Clay is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret E. "Maggie" Lewis

Margaret E. "Maggie" Lewis, 76, Smith Mills, died at 7:01 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Methodist Hospital. 

She was a member of Watson Lane Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lewis, who died on Nov. 16, 1974.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Ellen Thomas of Abilene, Texas; two sons, Everett Ray Lewis of Smith Mills and Lowell Edward Thomas of Quincy, Mich.; two sisters, Sylvia May Lewis of Trent, Texas, and Dorothy Marie Wade of Anson, Texas; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Watson Lane Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bloom Cemetery in Flora, Ill. The Rev. Joe Ward will officiate at both services.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home and after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Ron L. Bailey

Ron L. Bailey, 64, Cairo, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at his home here. 

Formerly of Petersburg, Ind., he had been a production manager for Potter and Brumfield in Princeton, Ind., as well as for Moen Inc. He and his wife operated a store in Glezen, Ind., for five years. He was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Oakland City, Ind. 

He was preceded in death by a son, Tony, who died in 1985.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Kay McCandless Bailey; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Riddle of Noblesville, Ind.; three sons, Jeremy Bailey of Cairo, Tab Bailey of Oakland City, Ind., and Scott Bailey of Bloomington, Ind.; and four grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City. The Rev. Ron Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Petersburg.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Maudie Nixon

WAVERLY -- Maudie Nixon, 75, Waverly, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield due to cancer.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Roy Bernard Nixon; two daughters, Ginger Carrier of Waverly and Penny Moore of Wheatcroft, Ky.; two sisters, Willie Pearl Outlaw of Warren, Ark., and Agnes Haskins of Hopkinsville, Ky.; and one granddaughter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Dwight Jackson will officiate. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

Friends may call until service time today at the funeral home. 

Dorothy L. Harper

STURGIS -- Dorothy L. Harper, 67, Sturgis, died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson due to cancer.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Harper, who died in 1973.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Harper; one daughter, Hope Bryan of Spottsville; two sons, Ronnie Harper of Sturgis and Allen Harper of Morganfield; one sister, Margaret Girvin of Sturgis; one brother, James Pleasant of Illinois; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Church of God of Prophecy in Morganfield. The Rev. A.G. Winters will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield. 

Friends may call until service time today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Ordis Lynn Meadows

STURGIS -- Ordis Lynn Meadows, 71, Sturgis, died at 4:03 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Meadows and Cheryl Neaufelt, both of San Antonio, Texas; one son, Gary Meadows of Kankakee, Ill.; one step-son, Robert Green of Margate, Fla.; four sisters, Jennie Nelson of Sturgis, Fredia Neal of Grangertown, Ky., Margaret Blackburn of DeKoven, Ky., and Sue Feldman of Watseka, Ill.; one brother, Ernest Meadows of Sturgis; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis. 

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Valree Brown

NEWBURGH -- Valree Brown, 81, Newburgh, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. 

A member of First Baptist Church in Evansville, she was the owner of Industrial Decorating in Henderson until her retirement in the late 1970s. She was a honorary member of the Evansville Philharmonic, a member of the Newburgh Women's Club for over 20 years, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Hadi Shrine and a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Norvz Grotto. 

Survivors include her husband, J. Woodford Brown; one daughter, Linda Atkinson of Orlando, Fla.; one son, Jerry James of Henderson; one sister, Beverly Spurling of Evansville; eight grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Simpson Funeral Home Newburgh Chapel. Rev. Leonard Harmon will officiate. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery. 

Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. today and after noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church in Evansville.


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