Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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C.L. Ringo Jr.

BLACKFORD, Ky. -- C.L. Ringo Jr., 72, Blackford, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville due to heart failure.

He attended Blackford Baptist Church and was a member of VFW Sturgis Post 5486.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he owned and operated Bingo's store in Blackford for 28 years.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Joyce; two daughters, Teresa Lucas of Pomona, N.Y., and Sybil Oldham of Blackford; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one niece.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay.

The Rev. Donald Duncan will officiate.

Burial will be in Blackford Cemetery in Blackford.

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

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

Glenn Galloway

Glenn Galloway, 49, Henderson, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at his home.

A member of Zion Baptist Church, he was a 19-year employee of K.B. Alloys and a Vietnam veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Johanna Dickson Galloway; one daughter, Martha Galloway of Henderson; one son, Joseph Glenn Galloway of Henderson; his mother, Ada Galloway of Henderson; one sister, Doris Burton of Henderson; one granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Audrey Yvonne Hatchett
EVANSVILLE -- Audrey Yvonne Hatchett, 51, Evansville, formerly of Henderson, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville due to heart failure.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Desmond Arnez Hatchett; three daughters, Tiffany Cosby of Evansville, Detrea Hatchett-Montgomery of San Diego, and Raini Hatchett of Los Angeles; one sister, Idella Ray of Henderson; three brothers, William Daniel of Indianapolis, Nathaniel Daniel of Las Vegas, and Lawrence Daniel of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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

Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel in Evansville is in charge of arrangements.

Albert Sidney Link

SLAUGHTERS -- Albert Sidney Link, 85, of the Mount Gilead community near here, died at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Senior Citizens Nursing Home in Madisonville.

He was a member of Slaughters Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher. He was retired as a farmer and from the state Highway Department. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Mounts Link; two sons, Doris Alan Link and Eddie Ray Link, both of Slaughters; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Slaughters-Hanson Chapel in Slaughters. The Revs. Brad Rogers and Harry Baldwin will officiate. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery.

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

Ernestine Seibert
PADUCAH -- Ernestine Seibert, 87, Paducah, formerly of Henderson, died at 5:58 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Riverfront Terrace nursing home here.

A member of Church of Christ of Henderson, she was retired as a teacher of the Henderson city school system.

She was preceded in death by her son, Okal Hays.

Survivors include her husband, Rupert; one sister, Opaline Blencowe of Elyria, Ohio; one brother, Bill Hays of Paducah; and one niece.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson. Gary Puryear will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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

James W. "Pete" Adams Jr.

James W. "Pete" Adams Jr., 76, Henderson, died at 12:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Palatka, Fla., American Legion Worsham Post 40 and Moose Lodge 732 in Henderson. He was also a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include five daughters, Judith Smith and Doris Perry, both of Portage, Ind., and Shelia Williams, Bonnie Griffin and Anita Bryant, all of Old Town, Fla.; two sons, William Adams and Richard Adams, both of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Mary Frances Hoppenstedt of Henderson; two brothers, Curtis Adams of Henderson and Charles Adams of Anderson, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Hardison will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post 40.

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

Chester Adair Crawley
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Chester Adair Crawley, 77, formerly of Henderson, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at his home here due to cancer.

A World War II U.S. Air Force veteran, he joined the Civil Aviation Administration after his discharge, and was in charge of establishing communications facilities in the Artic with the U.S. Navy. He then became a communications specialist and was stationed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., with the Strategic Communications Command.

Crawley supervised the establishment of improvements of strategic communications in Europe, Asia, the Pacific Theater and the Middle East, receiving career-long commendations, including those from England's Royal Air Force and the Shah of Iran.

He retired to Tucson after 30 years of federal service. He was a lifelong Mason and a Kentucky Colonel since 1973.

Survivors include his wife, Kirsti; two daughters, Kristi Van Tuyl and Carol Zilko; two sons, Chester Crawley and Martin Crawley; and nine grandchildren.

Heather Mortuary in Tucson is in charge of arrangements.

There will be no visitation.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Masonic Old Mason's Home in Louisville.

William E. York

William E. York, 74, Henderson, died at 11:07 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at his home here due to cancer.

He worked at R&J Refinery for nine years and retired from Whirlpool Corporation in 1984. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary Louise; four daughters, Paula Ritchie of Princeton, Ind., Jeannie Quinn of Sturgis, Sandra Boles of Southport, Fla., and Tina Sharp of Henderson; three sons, William York of Fort Branch, Ind., Mark Allen York of Princeton, Ind., and Anthony Wayne York of Henderson; his mother, Mae York of Oakland City, Ind.; two sisters, Janet Lagle of Warsaw, Kan., and Jo Ann Kolb of Patoka, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, Ind. The Rev. Larry Meadows will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Brenda Kay Downey Simpson

Brenda Kay Downey Simpson, 39, Henderson, died at 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She attended Haven Pentecostal Church. She worked at Aeroquip for 17 years and at Gibbs Die Casting for the past 3 years.

Survivors include her fiancee, Van Duncan of Henderson; one daughter, Ashley Simpson of Henderson; one son, Nick Alexander of Henderson; her mother and step-father, Francis and Aubrey Peay of Reed; two brothers, Mike Downey of Henderson and Tony Downey of Corydon; one grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Willard Clement will officiate. A private family burial will be held.

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

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

Zula Mae Baize

Zula Mae Baize, 77, Henderson, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Baize Sr., who died in 1989.

Survivors include one daughter, Sonda Kaye Lee of Henderson; two sons, James E. Baize Jr. and Donald Wayne Baize, both of Henderson; two brothers, J.C. Hinton of Sacramento, Ky., and Rev. Lindel Hinton of Livermore, Ky.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

Mary Jo Qualls

SLAUGHTERS, Ky. -- Mary Jo Qualls, 78, Slaughters, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home in Henderson.

She was a housewife and member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Slaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Qualls, who died in 1994.

Survivors include two daughters, Kay Moore of Slaughters and Carol Major of Henderson; one sister, Blanche Driesbach of Slaughters; two brothers, Arch "Sonny" Rakestraw of Charles, Mo., and Thurman Rakestraw Jr. of Slaughters; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. David Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Slaughters.

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

Helen Beatrice Redfern

MADISONVILLE -- Helen Beatrice Redfern, 76, Madisonville, died at 3:54 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Select Hospital in Evansville.

A member of the Baptist faith, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Redfern, who died in 1993; and son Jimmy Ray Adcock, who died in 1992.

Survivors include one daughter, Romona Sue Rager of Bremen, Ky.; three step-daughters, Linda Ringley of Muncie, Ind., and Kathy Thomas and Myra Morgan, both of Richmond, Ind.; one step-son, Richard A. Redfern of Wayland, Mich.; one sister, Verda Jameson of Hartford, Ky.; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; six step-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. The Rev. Tim Adcock will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.

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

Anna L. Smith

EVANSVILLE -- Anna L. Smith, 88, Evansville, formerly of Henderson, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Highland Pointe Nursing Home in Evansville.

She worked at Chrysler and Briggs during World War II and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Smith.

Survivors include a sister, Sarah Jones of Owensboro; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at noon today at Alexander Funeral Home's West Chapel in Evansville. The Rev. Robert Schneider will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Evansville.

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

Ruby A. Martin

TULSA, Okla. -- Ruby A. Martin, 94, Tulsa, formerly of Waverly, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Franciscan Villa Nursing Center in Tulsa.

She attended high school in Uniontown and received her teaching degree from Western Kentucky University and taught eight grades in a one room school house in Caney Mound, Ky. She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Waverly and was a member of the Altar Society. She was also a member of the Union County Homemaker's Club, serving as President and in other leadership positions. During her term with the Homemaker's, she was the Union County delegate to state meetings with other clubs. She was also a 4-H counselor at St. Peter's School. She was an annual exhibitor of her culinary and seamstress skills at the Union County Fair.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Gordon, who died in 1995; one son, William L. Martin; and one daughter, Geraldine Spalding.

Survivors include one daughter, JoAnn Hirlinger of Tulsa; one brother, M.H. Greenwell of Morganfield; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly. The Rev. Bob Willett will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Waverly.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until service time Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield, where prayers will be said at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly.

Emma Mae Ray

Emma Mae Ray, 76, Henderson, died at 11:25 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Norris Chapel Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother's Board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James.

Survivors include one son, Robert Young Jr. of Newburgh, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Norris Chapel Baptist Church. The Rev. Anthony Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church, where a wake service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Allin Connell
Virginia Allin Connell, 81, Henderson, died at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at her home.

She was a member of Audubon Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin "Buddy" Connell, who died in 1982; and her son, Gibney Oscar Connell, who died in 1970.

Survivors include one sister, Maxine Lewis of Henderson; one brother, Raymond Abell of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Ernest Combs
Ernest Combs, 71, Poole, died at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb., 15, 2000, at his home.

A truck driver for 34 years, he retired from American Freight in 1988. He was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame in 1995 and was the president of the Kentucky State Bowling Association.

He was the Poole Volunteer Fire Chief since 1996 and served as the training coordinator from 1990 to 1996. He served as president of Poole Harvest Daze in 1999 and was the vice president of the Poole Lions Club. This year, Combs received the Firemans Medal of Honor.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; two daughters, Brenda Faye Lyons of Douglasville, Ga., and Anna Mae Overby of Madisonville; two sons, Tom Combs of Sebree and David Wayne Combs of Henderson; one sister, Frances Moore of Mayfield, Ky.; one brother, Howard W. Combs of Chesapeake, Va.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

Services are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.

James Warren Swain
James Warren Swain, 67, Henderson, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his home.

He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Killman of Henderson and Loretta Moers of Evansville; nieces and nephews.

Services are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Grace E. "Granny" Martin
BLUFORD, Ill. -- Grace E. "Granny" Martin, 92, died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at her home here.

She was a longtime member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Jefferson County, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil T., who died April 14, 1982.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Breeze of Bluford and Carol Ann Bradshaw of Robards; two sisters, Mary Chambliss of Bluford and Arminda Tower of Delaplaine, Ark.; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Ill. The Revs. Bruce Venters and Dale Brookman will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Jefferson County.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the hospice program at St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon.


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