Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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George W. Wilson 

George W. Wilson, 77, Henderson, died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; three sons, J.B. Wilson, Calvin Ray Wilson and Jackie Wilson, all of Henderson; four stepdaughters, Helen Morgan of Madisonville, Martha Miller of Mortons Gap, Ky., and Annie Moore and Tina Chappell, both of Beulah, Ky.; two stepsons, Ricky Kelley of Mortons Gap and Alvis Kelley of Byrdstown, Tenn.; three sisters, Evelyn Jenkins of Dixon, and Ozel Stone and Pearl Madden, both of Henderson; one brother, James Wilson of Henderson; five grandchildren; 18 stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; five stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tapp Funeral Home. 

The Rev. Ronnie Cullen will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Webster County, with full military rites by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Elsie Deena "Granny-o" Culver 

Elsie Deena "Granny-o" Culver, 81, Henderson, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Redbanks nursing home.

She was a member of Cairo United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Cairo Volunteer Fire Department.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. "Chuck" Culver, who died Oct. 3, 1983; a daughter, Chiquita Buchanan, who died March 24, 1999; and a son, James Larry Culver, who died in 1945.

Survivors include one son, James Anthony Culver of Henderson; two sisters, Sarah Green and Lucille Dyer, both of Henderson; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Revs. Garnett Sloan and Richard Schockley will officiate. 

Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Cairo United Methodist Church or Finley Baptist Church.

Kerry Glenn Price

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Kerry Glenn Price, 48, Las Cruces, N.M., formerly of Smith Mills, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Smith Mills.

A Vietnam U.S. Marines veteran, he was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Las Cruces.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Watkins Price; three daughters, Laura Price, Elia Price and Vanessa Price, all of Las Cruces; one son, Kirby Price of Las Cruces; his mother, Erma Lee Price of Henderson; six sisters, Jean Johnson of Noblesville, Ind., Kathy Newman of Corydon; Faye Walley of Titusville, Fla., and Joyce Owen, Donna Crook and Jana Powers, all of Henderson; three brothers, Joe Price of Boonville, Ind., and George Price and Ricky Price, both of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.

Jean Littlepage

Jean Littlepage, 62, Henderson, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at her home here.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Detroit, Mich.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Marvin Wayne Littlepage of Corydon; two daughters, Vicki Las of Henderson and Cindy Roush of Grandview, Ind.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Chaplin David A. White will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemtery in Sebree. 

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

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

Ruby Lois Lanham

PROVIDENCE -- Ruby Lois Lanham, 52, Providence, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Wheatcroft.

Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Brown of Madisonville; five sons, Douglas Lanham of Marion, Ky., Dallas Lanham and Timothy Lanham, both of Providence, Gregory Lanham of Sullivan, Ky., and Steven Lanham of Dawson Springs; four sisters, Emma Jane Collins and LaDonna Pollard, both of Wheatcroft, Betty Jo Brown of Clay and Mildred Gilliam of Sebree; three brothers, Marshall Dean Parker, Wendell Parker and William C. Parker, all of Clay; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Wheatcroft. The Rev. Dale Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Rocksprings Cemetery in Wheatcroft.

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

Vanover Funeral Home in Clay is in charge of arrangements.

James L. Tudor

James L. Tudor, 73, Henderson, died at 6:59 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

He attended New Hope Baptist Church. He was owner and operator of Tudor and Jewell Logging Co., U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Dorothy; two daughters, Jo Ann Beck and Donna F. Joiner, both of Henderson; three sisters, Georgia Hudson of Henderson, Betty Martin of Madisonville and Margaret Seek of Texas; two brothers, Robert Tudor of Clay and Earl Tudor of Indiana; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. David Lee Eddmenson will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice or to the New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund.
 

Marion "P.T." Paul Thomas

Marion "P.T." Paul Thomas, 77, Henderson, died at 9:33 a.m., Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

He was a past member of the Henderson County School Board, past president of the Kentucky Elks Association, and manager of Elks Lodge No. 206, where he also served as secretary. He was a retired carpentry teacher for the Henderson Vocational School and served on the Vocational Advisory Committee. He was also a member of the Henderson Country Club, where he served as treasurer of the Men's Association. He was a Hall of Fame inductee for his contribution to the Little League organization. He coached the Henderson All-Star Little League team that won the state championship and played in the national playoffs. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple. 

Survivors include his wife, Mildred R. Thomas; one daughter, Patricia Hogan of Henderson; one stepdaughter, Sandy Haynes of Henderson; one son, Michael Thomas of Morganfield; one stepson, Steven Schwallier of Henderson; one sister, Evelyn Brown of Evansville; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, 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 Paul Thomas Scholarship Fund of Elks Lodge No. 206.
 

Sonny "Cagey" Bryant

Sonny "Cagey" Bryant, 59, Spottsville, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident on U.S. 60-East.

He was a member of the Henderson Elk's Lodge No. 206 and the Henderson chapter of Duck's Unlimited. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include two stepsons, Danny Daughtery of Henderson and Randy Rousseau of Florida; one sister, Jolene Buley of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Chaney will officiate.

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

Josephine Waddell

STURGIS -- Josephine Waddell, 73, died at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at her home here due to a heart attack.

She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Sturgis.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Delmar; one daughter, Tressa Williams of Mayfield; two sons, Larry Waddell of Sturgis and Jimmy Waddell of Providence; two sisters, Lil Owens of Phoenix, Ariz., and Carol Back of California; two brothers, Earl Hazel of Raceland, Ky., and Merian Ray Hazel of Illinois; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Church of God of Prophecy in Sturgis. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call from 8 to 11 a.m. today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis and after 11 a.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy.

Paul M. "Dude" Hagan

WAVERLY -- Paul M. "Dude" Hagan, 79, Waverly, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville due to injuries he sustained in an auto accident.

He was a member of the Waverly Knights of Columbus, a World War II veteran and co-owner and operator of Hagan's Market in Waverly for 45 years.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Louise; three daughters, Rita Mills of Waverly, and Nancy Crump and Helene French, both of Morganfield; two sons, Raymond Hagan of Waverly and Kenny Hagan of Detroit; one sister, Loretta Girten of Henderson; two brothers, Joe Hagan and Billy Hagan, both of Waverly; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly. The Rev. Carl McCarthy will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Waverly.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield, where prayers will be said at 6:30 tonight.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Peter Catholic Church or to St. Anthony's Hospice.
 

Lester Wilson Sr.

MAYFIELD -- Lester Wilson Sr., 98, Mayfield, died at 4:10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Baptist Hospital in Union City, Tenn.

A retired farmer, he was a member of Pryorsburg Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Azzie Lee Wilson.

Survivors include three daughters, Flossie Thomas of Henderson, Mildred Tucker of Mayfield and Delta Shelton of Pembroke, Ky.; one son, Lester Wilson Jr. of Valley Head, Ala.; one sister, Ola Barton of Union City, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Chapel in Mayfield. The Rev. Jimmy Stairs will officiate. Burial will be in Rozzell Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jim Shelton, Joe Shelton, Jeff Shelton, Guy Wilson, Stan Tucker and Don Tucker.
 

Jon Eric Wilson

HOUSTON -- Jon Eric Wilson, 35, Houston, formerly of Henderson, died at 5:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at St. Luke's Episcopal Health System in Houston.

Survivors include his wife, Diane; his father, Matt Wilson Sr. of Las Vegas; a grandmother, Lillie West of Princeton, Ind.; one sister, Tamara Gentry of Henderson; two brothers, Brian K. Wilson of Evansville and Matt Wilson Jr. of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held. Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lee A. Tillerson

EVANSVILLE -- Lee A. Tillerson, 87, Evansville, formerly of Henderson County, died at 10:45 a.m., Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at the McCurdy Health Care Center in Evansville.

He was a member of the New Race Creek Baptist Church in Henderson, where he was on the trustee board. He was retired from Swift Packing Co. and enjoyed hunting, fishing and billiards.

Survivors include three sisters, LaVerne Kirby of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Myrtle Pointer and Bertha Mae Roberson, both of Chicago; one brother, Stanley Tillerson of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at New Race Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Chester Hatchett will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery. 

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at the church.

Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
 

Andrew Turner Jr. 

LOUISVILLE -- Andrew Turner Jr., 78, Louisville, formerly of Henderson, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at his home here.

He was a member of Newburgh Baptist Church in Louisville. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and was retired from the V.A. Hospital in Louisville after 30 years. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Clay Turner, who died in 1968.

Survivors include three daughters, Juanita Morse of Corydon, Gail Turner of Louisville and Patricia Turner of Atlanta; four sons, Andrew Turner III of Louisville, Cedric Turner of New York, and Dr. Roger Turner and Ken Turner, both of Houston; six sisters, Lucille Frost of Louisville, Neil Suggs of Detroit, Gladys Weaver of St. Louis, Pauline Eldridge of Henderson, Alma Harris of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Lorine Williams of Evansville; two brothers, Clarence Turner and Hilton Turner, both of Detroit; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

Edward H. Truman

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- Edward H. Truman, 86, Titusville, formerly of Sturgis, died at 12:34 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Earleen Truman; one son, James E. Truman of Titusville; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Kelly Beaver will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Central City.

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

Sanford "Sandy" White

CANYON COUNTRY, Calif. -- Sanford "Sandy" White, 62, Canyon Country, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in Valencia, Calif. 

He was employed in building construction and carpentry work and performed volunteer work for Pioneer Boy's Ranch in Newhall, Calif.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Scott White; two daughters, Brenda Ripa of California and Charlotte Brown of Texas; three sons, Ricky Downs and Joey Downs, both of Kentucky, and Michael White of California; one sister, Thelma Kutcher of Northridge, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tompkins Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. The Rev. David Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Onton Cemetery in Onton, Ky. 

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary Pitt

Mary Pitt, 83, Henderson, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at her home.

She attended New Hope Pentecostal Church and was a member of Gilleyville Community Church. She volunteered for many organizations, including the Salvation Army, Harbor House and St. Vincent DePaul. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hardin "Bucket" Pitt, who died in 1981.

Survivors include one daughter, Delores Davis of Henderson; one son, Gary Pitt of Henderson; two sisters, Betty Keach of Hebbardsville and Delores of Owensboro; and one brother, J.B. Hallmark of Hebbardsville.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Margaret Duncan

Margaret Duncan, 81, Henderson, died at 1:41 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital.

She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, who died in 1973.

Survivors include four daughters, Bettye Ann Hubbard of Fairfield, Ohio, Phyllis Crafton of Henderson, Janice Cherundolo of Indianapolis and Kathy Sturm of Miami; three sisters, Lula Mae Rhodes and Martha Buckman, both of Henderson; and Mary Ellen French of Morganfield; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon Monday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and until 11:30 a.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Holy Name of Jesus Continuing the Tradition fund.

Pallbearers will be Gary Roberts, Tom Aynes, Jeff Bradley, Lance Thompson, Jim Cherundolo and Russ Sturm.

Charles D. Rooney

Charles D. Rooney, 78, Henderson, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at his home here.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a U.S. World War II veteran and was retired from Period Tables in Henderson.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Marie Rooney, who died in 1998.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Bellew of Henderson; one son, Tim Rooney of Henderson; one sister, Martha Tanaka of Henderson; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Ferd Elfreich will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

Friends may call from 12 to 8 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.

Cecelia Ann Hedges

Cecelia Ann Hedges, 68, Henderson, died at 10:40 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. 

Survivors include one daughter, Kelly Purgeason of Reed; five sons, Thomas Waggener, Scott Waggener, Pat Spalding, Mark Spalding and Robbie Spalding, all of Henderson; three sisters, Clara O'Nan of Waverly, Georgia Smith of Louisville, Ohio, and Mary Morris of New Lebanon, Ind.; six brothers, James T. Buckman of Henderson, William T. Buckman, John R. Buckman, Charles W. Buckman and Stephen W. Buckman, all of Waverly, and Raymond L. Buckman of Morganfield; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Waverly.

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

Stacy Lynn Cunningham

Stacy Lynn Cunningham, 28, Henderson, died at 2:53 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Methodist Hospital. 

A member of Seventh Street Baptist Church, he was a U.S. Marine veteran who served in the Gulf War. 

Survivors include two daughters, Stacha Poindexter of Henderson and A'Taiya Johnson of Evansville; three sons, Tyrin Johnson of Evansville, Jordan Cunningham of Henderson and Orterius Gray of Evansville; his parents, Doris and Cora Lee Cunningham of Henderson; four sisters, Linda Tramill of Louisville, Paula Graves of Evansville, and Alicia Lightfoot and Melody Cunningham, both of Henderson; one brother, Dorris Cunningham Jr. of Owensboro; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Seventh Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Anthony Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Seventh Street Baptist Church.

Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth Brooks

SEBREE -- Mary Elizabeth Brooks, 81, Sebree, died at 8:10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13,, 1999, at Redbanks nursing home.

A member of Sebree First Baptist Church, she was a housewife and homemaker and had also worked at Scott Manufacturing in Sebree.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Brooks, who died in 1988.

Survivors include four daughters, Sue Brooks of Henderson, Janet Knight of Evansville, Judy Bryan of Paducah and Diana Majors of Sebree; one stepdaughter, Favian Mae Wiles of Sebree; one son, Cecil Brooks of Chandler, Ind.; one stepson, Cletus Ray Brooks of Sebree; two sisters, Loretta Brooks of Providence and Ruby Hardaway of Evansville; one stepsister, Barbara Chaney of Henderson; two brothers, Franklin Hailman of Robards and Kenneth Hailman of Henderson; eight grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tompkins Funeral Homes Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. The Rev. Randy Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Slaughters.

Friends may call after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Thornton Cullen

PRINCETON, Ky. -- Thornton Cullen, 73, Princeton, formerly of Key Largo, Fla., died at 7 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was a retired commercial fisherman and a member of First Baptist Church in Key Largo, where he served as a deacon for more than 20 years. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Providence.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; one daughter, Betty Gregory of Orlando, Fla.; one son, Douglas Cullen of Key Largo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Local services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Revs. Jerry Easley and Mike Easley officiated.

Services in Florida will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Branam Funeral Home in Homestead, Fla. Burial will be in Palms Woodlawn Cemetery in Florida. 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Baptist Children's Home.

Mabel Morrow

MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- Mabel Morrow, 86, Muskogee, formerly of Dixon, died at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Muskogee Regional Hospital.

She was a housewife and a member of Oakley Home General Baptist Church in Hopkins County.

She was preceded by her husband, Audrey; and a son, Johnny.

Survivors include one son, David Morrow of Muskogee; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. Darrell Hillhouse will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Mausoleum in Henderson.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pearl Louise Smith 

Pearl Louise Smith, 50, Henderson, died at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Methodist Hospital due to heart failure. 

A member of Little Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Evansville, she served on the usher board, sang in the senior choir and was a youth Bible study teacher. She was employed at Bend Gate School Day Care as an instructional assistant. 

Survivors include her husband of 23 years, James Robert Smith; two daughters, Tamra Smith of Evansville and Kalela Smith of Henderson; her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. James R. Smith of Henderson; four sisters, Sondra Francis of Evansville and Hallie Marshall, Mary Dixon, and Lillie Pruitt, all of Henderson; three brothers, the Rev. James R. Smith Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., and William H. Smith and Robert A. Smith, both of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Little Valley Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Raymond Alston will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel in Henderson, and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church. 

May Dell Lucas 

May Dell Lucas, 87, Henderson, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Redbanks nursing home.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years.

Survivors include her sister, Ann E. Lucas of Henderson; and one nephew.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Revs. Bill Patterson and David Bratcher will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery. 

Friends may call from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Pallbearers will be Jack Summers, Leroy Brown, Jimmy Jones, Bill Rideout, Norris Priest, Rick Crenshaw, Jack Collier and Alvin Reeder.

Mary L. Ruark 

Mary L. Ruark, 76, Henderson, died at 12:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion, who died in 1996.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Blanchard of St. Petersburg, Fla., Linda Raney of Spottsville and Connie Hasten of Evansville; two sons, Rick Ruark of Henderson and Jimmy Ruark of Evansville; two sisters, Ann Heck and Ruth Rahm, both of Evansville; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at noon Monday at Holy Name. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Lorene Vaught 

Lorene Vaught, 85, Henderson, died at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Audubon Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hulbert "Hub" Vaught, who died in 1982; and two sons, Tommy Vaught, who died in 1994, and Jerry Vaught, who died in 1995.

Survivors include one daughter, Lois Ann Emery of Henderson; one son, Robert Vaught of Havre De Grace, Md.; one sister, Christine Griffin of Henderson; one brother, Robert Jewell Jr. of Grants Pass, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Alan Todd will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, until 8 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Wanda Rudd

Wanda Rudd, 57, Henderson, died at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. 

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Uniontown. A graduate of Owensboro Beauty College, she was a beautician at Bonnie Smock Beauty Shop in Morganfield for 15 years. She was also the owner and operator of Wanda's Beauty Boutique in Henderson.

Survivors include one son, Del Rudd of Newburgh; her mother, Louise Mills of Morganfield; two sisters, Sarah Wilson of Sacramento, Ky., and Vickie Green of Morganfield; and five brothers, Charles Mills, Terry Mills, Bobby Mills, Wayne Mills and Donnie Mills, all of Morganfield.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Willett will officiate. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Uniontown.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, where a prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Christy Cullen Stevens

STURGIS -- Christy Cullen Stevens, 21, Sturgis, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Union County.

Survivors include her husband, Cpl. David Allen Stevens, who is currently stationed in Japan; two daughters, Mallory Brooke Stevens and Alyssa Ann Stevens, both of Sturgis; two sisters, Joyce Curtis of Sturgis and Debbie Henry of Carmi, Ill.; two brothers, Freddy Ray Cullen and Jerry Cullen, both of Sturgis; three half sisters, Joann Ricketts and Sharon Hayes, both of Waverly, and Martha Russelburg of Sturgis; one half brother, Ronnie Keen of Degroves, Okla.; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis.


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