Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Catherine P. "Cacky" Sharp

SEBREE -- Catherine P. "Cacky" Sharp, 80, Sebree, formerly of Porterville, Ill., died at 7:14 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Colonial Terrace Health Care Center in Sebree.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Sharp, who died Dec. 2, 1995.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Lee Combs of Corydon, Linda Jean Epley of Spottsville and Vicki L. Sharp of Royal Oak, Mich.; two sisters, Martha Dale of Phoenix, Ariz., and Cora Mae Sharp of Rochester Hills, Mich.; four brothers, Lowell Bonnell of Flat Rock, Ill., Glen Bonnell of Oblong, Ill., Max Bonnell and Larry Bonnell, both of Robinson, Ill.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson. The Rev. Carl Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Annapolis, Ill.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to a favorite charity.

Harvey R. Ivie

Harvey R. Ivie, 42, Henderson, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela; one daughter, Christina Duncan of Sebree; three sons, Charles Ivie, Harvey Ivie and Joseph Ivie, all of Henderson; one brother, Floyd Ivie Sr. of Henderson; his mother, Earline Ivie of Henderson; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Robert Allen Adamson

MORGANFIELD -- Robert Allen Adamsom, 81, Morganfield, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Union County.

He was a member of Grove Center Methodist Church in Grove Center, Ky. A World War II U.S. Marines veteran, he was a farmer, surveyor for the Army Corps of Engineers, and was retired from the Morganfield Post Office. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, gardening, politics, world events and history.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Drucilla Parish Adamson, who died in 1992.

Survivors include four daughters, Vicki Ricketts, Peggy Adamson and Debbie Hite, all of Morganfield, and Donna Diehl of Uniontown; one son, Bobby Adamson of Nortonville, Ky.; three sisters, Florine Johnson and Dot Timmons, both of Morganfield, and Mae Moore of Evansville; three brothers, Roger "Pud" Adamson and Charles Adamson, both of Morganfield, and Jack Adamson of Sturgis; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

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

Reta Roberts

LOUISVILLE -- Reta Roberts, 91, Louisville, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Norton Audubon Hospital here.

She was a member of Henderson Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 186 and was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James N.

Private funeral services will be Friday. Private burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Embry-Bosse Funeral Home in Louisville.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to any charity.

Ronald Douglas Kinard

MORGANFIELD -- Ronald Douglas Kinard, 52, Morganfield, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at his home here due to cancer.

He was a member of New Samaritan Church in Washington, D.C. He was a Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam.

Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Nicole Kinard of Washington, D.C.; his stepfather and mother, Walter and Naomi Thomas, of Morganfield; four sisters, Hazel King of Morganfield, Mary Kinard of Maryland, and Marlene Jenkins and Cynthia Kinard, both of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Edward Kinard of Virginia; and two stepbrothers, Don Thomas of New Jersey and Joe Manley of Norfolk, Va.

Funeral services are pending and will be held in Suitland, Md.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Whitsell Funeral home in Morganfield.

Larry G. Branson

DIXON -- Larry G. Branson, 53, Dixon, died at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

Survivors include two daughters, Kelly McVay of Providence and Kandi McDaniel of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; his father and step-mother, Clyde and Mildred Branson, of Dixon; one sister, Kathy Turner of Providence; two step-sisters, Nancy Reynolds and Ann Reynolds, both of Providence; three stepbrothers, Larry Parrish and Roy Parrish Jr., both of Dixon, and Glenn Reynolds of Madisonville; two grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Townsend Funeral Home. in Dixon. The Rev. Kenneth Duncan will officiate. Burial will be in Little Zion Cemetery in Dixon.

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

William L. Utley

EVANSVILLE -- William L. Utley, 83, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at his home here.

He was retired as a millwright and had worked part-time in home repairs and maintenance at Arc Lanes during his retirement. During World War II, he worked at International Steel and was a color code welder at Cape Canaveral for the federal government.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie, who died in 1996.

Survivors include one daughter, Hilda Abell of Pensacola, Fla.; four sons, Larry Utley of Henderson, Steve Utley of Newburgh, Ind., William C. Utley of Joplin, Mo., and Richard N. Utley of Chanute, Kan.; five sisters, Betty Sanders of Evansville; Jo Ann Futrell of West Covina, Calif., and Ann Moore, Cathrine Austin and Mavis Brite, all of San Dimas, Calif.; two brothers, Orville Utley of Evansville and John Utley of Covina, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Alexander West Chapel in Evansville. The Rev. Michael Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Mary W. Tudor

CLAY -- Mary W. Tudor, 83, died at 8:25 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at her home here.

Survivors include her husband, Chester; three daughters, Mary Lou Forbes of Slaughters, Lorrie Ann Hoagland of O'Fallon, Mo., and Cindy Burch of Evansville; one son, Roy Carlton Tudor of Henderson; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. Laddie Pride will officiate. Burial will be in Rocksprings Cemetery in Wheatcroft, Ky.

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

Edney Owen "Buster" Coffman

EARLINGTON, Ky. -- Edney Owen "Buster" Coffman, 83, Earlington, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was the manager of the Red Front Store in Earlington for many years. He was also an employee of Western Auto in Madisonville.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Lillie Zentmyer Coffman; three sons, Darrell Coffman and Ronnie Coffman, both of Earlington, and Jerry Coffman of Henderson; one sister, Eula Lee of Madisonville; two half sisters, Sybil Todd of Henderson and Barbara Matney of Ohio; one half brother, Clifford Laffoon of Madisonville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington. The Rev. Steve DeArmond will officiate. Burial will be in Suthards Cemetery near Earlington .

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

Pallbearers will be Tommy Knox, Dorris Cowan, Marty Coffman, Raymond Miller, Jerald Winstead and Steve Gold.

Sharron A. Watson Pruitt

Sharron A. Watson Pruitt, 49, Henderson, was found dead Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at her home.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, David L. Sr. of Norfolk, Va.; one son, David L. Pruitt II of Norfolk, Va.; her parents, Henry and Ollie Jessie Watson of Henderson; two sisters, Phyllis Watson of Milwaukee, Wis., and Cantrena Melton of Huntington, Tenn.; nine brothers, Dewight Watson, Theodore Watson, Donald Watson and Odell Watson, all of Henderson, Robert "Terry" Watson and Van Watson, both of Evansville, Lonzell Watson of Lexington, Carlos Eves of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jeffery Watson of Jasper, Ind.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. Monday at Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel.

Gordon "Red" Hall
SULLIVAN, Ky. -- Gordon "Red" Hall, 86, died at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at his home here.

Survivors include one niece, Marie Pinkston of Clay; and two nephews, including Frank Rutherford of Clay.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

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

Margaret Lowther
NORTONVILLE, Ky. -- Margaret Lowther, 84, Nortonville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

A housewife, she was a member of Nortonville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar.

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Creamer of Henderson, Margaret "Peggy" Bond of Smith Grove, Ky., and Kim Lowther of Nashville, Tenn.; two sons, Dale Lowther of White Plains, Ky., and Charles Lowther of Georgetown, Ky.; two brothers, Cayce Evans of Henderson and Roy Evans of Port Orange, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville. The Rev. Ellis Payne will officiate. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery in Nortonville.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Charles L. "Butch" Harley
EVANSVILLE -- Charles L. "Butch" Harley, 56, Evansville, died at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital here due to heart failure.

He worked for the Evansville Redevelopment Commission as property manager and had retired from the Executive Inn in 1992. He was an avid fisherman and wrestling fan and enjoyed talking on CB radios. Born in Owensboro, he had attended Daviess County High School.

Survivors include his companion of 27 years, Lynn Harley; one daughter, Sara Harley of Evansville; two sons, Preston Rhew and Curtis Rhew, both of Evansville; two sisters, Jean Varble of Henderson and Mary Catherine Pannell of Kenosha, Wis.; one brother, Wavie Harley of Henderson; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel in Evansville. The Rev. Michael L. Pyle will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Alexander Funeral Home's West Chapel in Evansville.

James H. Hersman
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- James H. Hersman, 81, formerly of Henderson County, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at his home here.

He retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years. He served as an infantryman in World War II and the Korean War and received the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars and also received the National Defense Service Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Glenna; one daughter, Linda Lawson of Boise, Idaho; two stepdaughters, Glenda L. Payne of Spotsylvania, Va., and Lynn P. Bentz of Lexington Park, Md.; one stepson, Michael W. Greene of Fredericksburg, Va.; one sister, Margaret A. Triplett of Henderson; two grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.

Private family services were held Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Mack E. Smith

Mack E. Smith, 87, Henderson, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Medco Center of Henderson.

A member of Westside Church of Christ, he was a retired oil field worker.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Stella; one daughter, Wilma Smith of Henderson; one son, Emmitt Smith of Robards; one sister, Alma Ware of Habit, Ky.; one brother, Archie J. Smith of Masonville, Ky.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery in Ohio County.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Noretta Berry Creasey

SEBREE -- Noretta Berry Creasey, 87, Sebree, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home in Henderson.

She was a member of the Sebree Christian Church, Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, a retired school teacher and a Kentucky Colonel.

She was preceded in death by her husband Fred, who died March 25, 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Freddy Creasey of Frankfort, Ky., and Charles Robert Creasey of Grand Blanc, Mich.; one sister, Magdeline "Maggie" Perrin of Sebree; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Revs. Daniel S. Lovell and Maurice Melton will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Dennis E. Barnes

DIXON -- Dennis E. Barnes, 44, died at 5:10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at his home here.

He was employed by Peabody Coal Camp No. 1 and was a member of Christian Worship Center in Providence.

Survivors include his wife Sandy; one daughter, Nichole Barnes of Madisonville; one son, Avery Barnes of Dawson Springs; his parents, Luther and Hilda Barnes of Dawson Springs; two sisters, Brenda Miller of Dawson Springs and Yvonne Gary of Nashville; one niece and six nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christian Worship Center in Providence. The Rev. Thomas Hough will officiate. Burial will be in Suthards Church Cemetery in Dawson Springs.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

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

John L. "Johnny" Willett

WAVERLY -- John L. "Johnny" Willett, 69, Waverly, died at 5:32 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Union County.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, employed by the City of Waverly and was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Betty; two daughters, Barbara Jean Overfield of Waverly and Peggy Marie Turner of Morganfield; two sons, Mike Lucian Willett and Timmy Lee Willett, both of Waverly; two sisters, Susie Duncan of Morganfield and Theresa Nelson of Uniontown; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Peter Catholic Church in Waverly. The Rev. Bob Willett will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Waverly.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Sisters of Charity.

Gladys M. Condor

STURGIS -- Gladys M. Condor, 79, Sturgis, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Condor; and a son, Albert O. Pogue.

Survivors include two daughters, Caroline Sue Bruckner of Richmond, Ky., and Anna Jean Pogue of Abilene, Kan.; five sons, Thomas M. Pogue of Henderson, Bobby Condor of Evansville, Joseph Rivera of Calumet City, Ill., Daniel Condor of Ohio and Richard Bellanger of Columbus, Ga.; two sisters, Clara Dean of Sturgis and Lula David of Beaverville, Ill.; one brother, Clyde Dailey of Indiana; several grandchildren; and several 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 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Paul A. Dempsey

BRIGHTON, Mich. -- Paul A. Dempsey, 92, formerly of Sturgis, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at his home here.

Prior to his retirement in 1969, he was employed by Detroit Diesel, General Motors and was a member of Westgate Masonic Lodge in Detroit.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Betty; and one daughter, Nina Murry of Brighton, Mich.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. The Rev. John Shirey will officiate. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 7 tonight.

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


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