Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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William Harley Baker

William Harley Baker, 93, Henderson, died at 8:52 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Golday Baker, who died in 1989.

Survivors include two sons, William Baker of Henderson and Robert Baker of Louisville; five stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tapp Funeral Home. Gary Puryear will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bud Simons, Curtis Joines, Kenneth Dockery, Warren Hust, Davis Walker and Mike Coffman.

Robert Owen Holder

MORGANFIELD -- Robert Owen Holder, 70, Morganfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home in Ridgeway, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Carol Holder of Owensboro; one daughter, Cindy Howton of Morganfield; one son, Tony Holder of Owensboro; one sister, Dorothy Hendrickson of Henderson; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Mark Galloway will officiate.

George Lucien Camp

HOPKINSVILLE -- George Lucien Camp, 87, died at 1 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at his home here due to an apparent heart attack.

He was a retired farmer and a member of First Christian Church in Hopkinsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lucy W., who died Dec. 14, 1999.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Rebecca Lackey of Henderson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maddux Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. The Revs. James Hazelrigg and John R. Christian will officiate. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery in Trenton, Ky.

Friends may call after noon Saturday at the funeral home.

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

John E. Knight

CALHOUN -- John E. Knight, 67, Calhoun, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville, Ky.

A member of Calhoun Baptist Church, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had worked at the former McLean County General Hospital, Owensboro Daviess County Hospital, and Peabody Coal Company.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Betty Benson Knight; two daughters, Becky Bozarth of Henderson and Judy Wade of Atlanta; three sons, Terry Knight of Rumsey, Ky., and Keith Knight and Jeff Knight, both of Calhoun; one sister, Geneva Joines of Beech Creek, Ky.; one brother, Hap Knight of Beech Creek; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel in Calhoun. The Revs. Franklin Skaggs and Richard Sams will officiate. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Calhoun Baptist Church, c/o Muster Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 160, Calhoun, Ky., 42327.

Will R. Whitfield

HANSON, Ky. -- Will R. Whitfield, 46, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at his home here.

He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Madisonville and of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 11132. He was a machine operator for General Electric in Madisonville.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Mills Whitfield; two daughters, Kristen Whitfield Bucko and Carrie Whitfield, both of Hopkinsville; one son, Jeff Whitfield of Hanson; three sisters, Virginia Whitfield Smith of Salt Lake, Utah, Sandra Whitfield of Hoschton, Ga., and Anna Chestnut Goode of Hopkinsville; two stepbrothers, Jeffrey Jewell Whitfield of Pittsburgh and James Kent Whitfield of Bethel Park, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Christ the King Catholic Church or Green River Hospice.

Susan Eileen Westerman

IRVING, Texas -- Susan Eileen Westerman, 49, Irving, formerly of Henderson, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Baylor Irving Hospital here.

A member of Shady Grove Church in Irving, she was on the American Heart Association Board of Directors and was a member of South West Organ Donators. She was a graduate of the University of Evansville and worked with The Irving Softball for physically-challenged children. She was an employee of Baylor Irving Hospital for over nine years.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, John Henry Westerman; three daughters, Janet Meyer of Smith Mills and Amy Downs and Katie Hernandez, both of Irving; one son, Charles Westerman of New Albany, Ind.; one sister, Sandra Lee Goldey of Henderson; one brother, Billy Joe Cummins of Kingsland, Texas; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Smith Mills Cemetery in Smith Mills.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to CCFA North Texas Chapter, 2655 Villa Creek, Suite 111, Dallas, Texas, 75234.

James N. "Nick" Guess

James N. "Nick" Guess, 77, Henderson, died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and Elks Lodge No. 206 in Henderson. He was a World War II U.S. Marines veteran who served on the USS Massachusetts. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and was retired from Kentucky Utilities Co.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Weatherly Guess, who died March 6, 1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy L. Strong of Henderson; two sons, James C. Guess of Henderson and Robert A. Guess of Marion, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Patterson will officiate. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ceder Hill Cemetery in Princeton, Ky. The Rev. Darrell Clarke will officiate.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. Monday at Tapp Funeral Home, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton.

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

Walter L. Yates

Walter L. Yates, 66, Henderson, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

He was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He worked at Gamco for 25 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Allen of Henderson and Judy Teague of Batesville, Ark.; two sons, Ricky Yates of New Albany, Ind., and David Yates of Henderson; four sisters, Margaret Johnson and Frances Polly, both of Waverly, Alberta Price of Dekoven and Ruth Clark of Eldorado, Ill.; one brother, Samuel "Billy" Yates of Henderson; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Ferd Elfreich will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Waverly.

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

Herbert Sellers

MORGANFIELD -- Herbert Sellers, 64, Morganfield, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at City Care Center in Eldorado, Ill.

He was a retired coal miner.

Survivors include four daughters, Pam Wright of Morganfield, Patty Wright and Glenda Wright, both of Bessemer, Ala., and Cindy Wright of Bowling Green; two sons, Rex Sellers of Bessemer and Jason Sellers of Morganfield; his father, Edward Sellers of Bessemer; one sister, Mary of Bessemer; and one brother, Jim Sellers, of Bessemer.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Jim Terrell will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Charles R. Harper Sr.

MORGANFIELD -- Charles R. Harper Sr., 66, died at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at his home here due to cancer.

He attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Morganfield. He was a retired iron worker and musician.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara; one daughter, Shannon Smith of Morganfield; two sons, Charles Robert Harper Jr. and Michael DeWayne Harper, both of Morganfield; two sisters, Linda Owen of Sturgis and Sharon Rogers of Morganfield; three brothers, Harold Harper of Sturgis, Arnold Harper of Central City, and Lloyd Harper of Grove Center, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Arnold Harper will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

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

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

Lucy Clements

MORGANFIELD -- Lucy Clements, 95, Morganfield, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at Carmel Home in Owensboro.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, who died in 1988, and her daughter, Anna Laura Vandiver, who died in 1969.

Survivors include two daughters, Agnes Hancock of Morganfield and Susan Wood of St. Louis; five sons, Bob Clements of Boonville, Ind., Gerald Clements of Morganfield, Harold Clements of Rough River, Ky., Eddie Clements of Violet, La., and Walter Clements Jr. of Boleelia, Fla; one sister, Lill Pfeffer of South Lyons, Mich.; 30 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann Catholic Church. The Rev. Pat Bittel will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield, where prayers will be said at 7 tonight.

Kenneth A. Quinn

STURGIS -- Kenneth A. Quinn, 77, Sturgis, died at 6:21 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, both in Sturgis. He was employed at M&W Construction in Morganfield for 27 years, and was a 40-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margie; one daughter, Patricia Owen of Durham, N.C.; one son, Steve Quinn of Strugis; two sisters, Henrietta West of Phoenix and Ann Theising of Indianapolis; six brothers, William G. Quinn of Dixon, Seldon Quinn and Delphin Quinn, both of Morganfield; Welborn Quinn of Kokomo, Ind., Charles Osborn Quinn of Mount Vernon, Ind., and Frank Quinn of Greentown, Ind.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church. The Rev. Carl McCarthy will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ambrose Cemetery in Union County.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis, where prayers will be said at 7 p.m. Monday.

Elizabeth Cox Herrington

CLAY -- Elizabeth Cox Herrington, 88, Clay, formerly of Providence, died at 11:50 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Senior Citizens Nursing Home in Madisonville.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Providence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Alan McCutchen will officiate. Burial will be in Big Hill Cemetery.

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

William "Drew" Cole

EVANSVILLE -- William "Drew" Cole, 19, Evansville, died at 8:11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at St. Mary's Medical Center here.

He attended Crossroads Christian Church in Evansville. He was also an organ donor.

A 1998 graduate of Harrison High School, he was an All-City, All-State, All-Conference and All-District soccer player and led his team to the SIAC Championship. He was also a member of the Olympic Development Regional Team.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Charlotte and Robert Hatfield of Evansville; his father, William Michael Cole of Evansville; one sister, Lindsay Cole of Evansville; one brother, Chad Cole of Evansville; two stepsisters, Jill Hayden of Newburgh and Chris Weaver of Seattle; his grandparents, Linden and Joyce Cullen of Washington, Ind., and William and Betty Cole of Evansville; and one great-grandmother, Nellie Cole of Evansville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Boone Funeral Home in Evansville. The Rev. Michael Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville.

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 Harrison Soccer Booster Club, 401 Park Plaza Drive, Evansville, Ind., 47715.

Rev. Ray L. "Pat" Gibson

The Rev. Ray L. "Pat" Gibson, 73, Henderson, died at 7:29 a.m. Monday, Jan., 10, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

He was a minister for 41 years for the Church of the Nazarene, pastoring in Dixon, Ill., Streator, Ill., Lexington, Ky., and Paducah. He retired in 1993 and served as associate pastor at the United Church of the Nazarene in Henderson. He was a World War II veteran and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ella "Katie"; one son, Michael Gibson of Springfield, Ill.; two sisters, Irene Jones of Evansville and Mildred Bridwell of Dixon, Ky.; three brothers, Aubrey Gibson and Charlie Gibson, both of Henderson, and J.B. Gibson of Goshen, Ind.; and one grandson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Church of the Nazarene in Henderson. The Rev. Keith Griffin will officiate. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the United Church of the Nazarene.

Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Leroy "Ozzie" Jewell

Edward Leroy "Ozzie" Jewell, 65, Henderson, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at his home here.

Survivors include two sons, Halbert Jewell of Henderson and Michael Edward Jewell of Evansville; his mother, Bertha Jewell of Henderson; two brothers, Clayton Jewell of Henderson and Elliott Jewell of Evansville; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Hatfield will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Beech Grove, Ky.

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

Howard Elwood "Woody" Gautier

Howard Elwood "Woody" Gautier, 65, Henderson, died at 2:22 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Welborn Baptist Hospital in Evansville.

He was a member of Iron Works Local No. 103, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Blue and Gold Club and Smithland First Baptist Church in Smithland, Ky. He was a former member of the Henderson Municipal Golf Club.

Survivors include his wife, Joan B.; one step-daughter, Vickie Tracey of Paducah; one son, Bill Gautier of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one sister, Lovenia Terry of Smithland, Ky.; and four granddaughters.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. John Conn will officiate. Burial will be in Smithland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 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 any athletic endowment of your choice.

Lena "Smitty" Smith

Lena "Smitty" Smith, 95, Henderson, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester, who died April 15, 1968.

Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Heistand of Henderson and Dorothy Ann Mains of Farmington Hills, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Baptist Temple. The Rev. R. Joseph Tricquet will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tapp Funeral Home, and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Baptist Temple.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Baptist Temple Building Fund.

Carrie Poniard

Carrie Poniard, 71, Corydon, died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Medco Nursing Center of Henderson.

She was a member of the usher board at St. Paul Missionary Church in Corydon.

Survivors include two nieces, including Christine Houston of Henderson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Friends may call from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Henrietta Cruz

MORGANFIELD -- Henrietta Cruz, 91, Morganfield, died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at East Pointe Health and Rehab in Evansville.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John B., who died in 1975.

Survivors include one son, James Cruz of Evansville; one sister, Vivian Greenwell of Morganfield; one brother, Marion Dyer of Evansville; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann Parish Hall in Morganfield. The Rev. Pat Bittel will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Holly Nicole Goodwin

MORGANFIELD -- Holly Nicole Goodwin, 51 days, Morganfield, died at 8:14 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.

Survivors include her mother, Jennifer Goodwin of Morganfield; and her grandparents, Terry and Donna Goodwin, of Morganfield.

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

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Sturgis United Methodist Church.

Wilma C. Heltsley

CALHOUN -- Wilma C. Heltsley, 71, Calhoun, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System in Owensboro.

She was a homemaker and had retired after 34 years of service from the General Electric Corp. of Owensboro. She was a member of Holiness Faith Church and enjoyed singing and playing the piano.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold A., who died Sept. 12, 1990.

Survivors include one son, David Heltsley of Calhoun; her mother, Clemmie Coakley of Rumsey; four brothers, Dick Coakley of Rosewood, Ky., R.C. Coakley of Calhoun, and Gerald Coakley and Larry Coakley, both of Rumsey; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel. The Rev. Harry Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

John Thomas Lott

ISLAND -- John Thomas Lott, 86, Island, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was a farmer and had retired from the Laborers International Union of North America Local No. 1392 of Owensboro. He was a member of the Island Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margie Johnson Lott; two daughters, Lois Ford of Madisonville and Rosemary Buckingham of Mayfield; two sons, John D. Lott of Island and Jimmie D. Lott of Livermore; two sisters, Pauline Ferguson of Madisonville and Martha Jones of Island; two brothers, James Lott of Livermore and Charlie Lott of Calhoun; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel. The Revs. John Galyen and Guy Gordon will officiate. Burial will be in Island Methodist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 8 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Island Methodist Cemetery Fund, c/o Muster Funeral Homes, P.O. box 228, Livermore, Ky., 42352.


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