Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Gloria "Gay" Frederick

MORGANFIELD -- Gloria "Gay" Frederick, 46, Morganfield, died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville due to cancer.

Survivors include her fiancee, Ray Buckman of Morganfield; one daughter, Linda Heavrin of Louisville; one son, Albert Tipitt of Henshaw, Ky.; her mother, Velma Pike of Henderson; three sisters, Shelly Skelton of Robards, Brenda Hill of Indianapolis and Julie Polk of Marlboro, Mass.; one brother, Henry Pike of Henderson; one grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Jim Lane will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.

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

Olen F. Hopkins
EVANSVILLE -- Olen F. Hopkins, 95, Evansville, formerly of Henderson, died at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at McCurdy Healthcare Center in Evansville.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Evansville.

Survivors include one sister, Kathleen Fowler of Henderson; one brother, J.D. Fowler of Franklin, Ind.; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Mitch Stichler will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Christian Church in Evansville or the First Christian Church in Henderson.

Edith B. Fulcher

Edith B. Fulcher, 100, Henderson, died at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Medco Center of Henderson.

A member of Immanuel Baptist Temple, she was owner and operator of Fulcher Markets. She was also a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was very active in the Women's Mission Union in the Green River Valley Baptist Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Z.Z. Fulcher; and her son, James Robert Fulcher.

Survivors include her granddaughter, Velma Pullam of Henderson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Baptist Temple. The Rev. R. Joseph Tricquet Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. Friends may also call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

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

George Elmer Puckett
CLAY -- George Elmer Puckett, 82, Clay, died at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16., 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

A member of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith, he was a longtime member and Past Master of Jachin Lodge 739 in Clay and Past District Deputy Grand Master of Grand Lodge of the State of Kentucky. He also held various offices in the Order of Eastern Star Sunset Chapter 472 in Clay.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Adell; one daughter, Anna Mae Beabout of Kuttawa, Ky.; two sons, Kenny Puckett and Billy Puckett, both of Clay; two sisters, Lorene Keeton of Evansville and Inez Hankla of Pickneyville, Ill.; two brothers, Harry Puckett of Evansville and J.W. Puckett of Dixon; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Revs. Morris Clark and Paul Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be held at 6 tonight.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society in care of Webster County Relay For Life and St. Anthony's Hospice in Webster County.

Rose Lee Utley
PROVIDENCE, Ky. -- Rose Lee Utley, 78, Providence, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

She was a member of Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Providence. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star 304.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis P.

Survivors include two daugthers, Miranda Utley and Linda Rich, both of Providence; five sons, Curtis E. Utley and Rudy Utley, both of Madisonville, and James Owen Utley, Victor Preston Utley and Allen Utley, all of Providence; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Laddie Pride will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Providence.

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

Lois Hirschy Trimble
LEXINGTON -- Lois Hirschy Trimble, 95, Lexington, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2000, at Samaritan Hospital here.

A member of Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington, she was a graduate of Berea College and received a master's degree from the University of Kentucky. She taught at Berea Academy and at Maxwell and Lafayette high schools in Lexington.

Trimble was a member of the University of Kentucky Woman's Club and the YWCA in Lexington, where she served as board president, chairwoman of the building committee and chairwoman of the nominating committee.

She was one of the four original ombudsmen with the Lexington-Bluegrass Ombudsman Program. In 1981, she was named Ombudsman of the Year for her work at Mayfair Manor, where she continued to work as a volunteer until her death. She was also active in the Helping Hands program.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert G. Trimble.

Survivors include one daughter, Ruth T. Timmerman of Buena Vista, Colo.; four grandchildren, including Bruce Trimble and Dale Trimble, both of Henderson; and one great-grandson.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at Second Presbyterian Church. The Revs. David Renwick and Roy Howard officiated. Private burial will be held later in Berea Cemetery.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangments.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the YWCA, 319 Duke Road, Lexington, Ky. 40502; Second Presbyterian Church, 460 East Main St., Lexington, Ky. 40507; the Lexington Bluegrass Ombudsman Program; or Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio.

Cynthia G. Wilson Stone

Cynthia G. Wilson Stone, 43, Henderson, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at her home.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Robert "Bobby" Stone; one stepdaughter, Daka Stone of Henderson; one stepson, Bobby Stone of Henderson; her mother, Phyllis Wilson of Henderson; her father, Clarence Wilson of Corydon; one brother, Phillip R. Wilson of Corydon; her grandmother, Claudia S. Wilson of Corydon; three stepgrandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

Arrangements are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.

Eva Lucile Stephenson
BOONVILLE, Ind. -- Eva Lucile Stephenson, 79, Boonville, died at 2:10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at St. Mary's Warrick Hospital here.

She attended Freedom General Baptist Church in Boonville and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Jesse; one daughter, Brenda Matthews of Fenton, Mo.; one son, Joseph Ray Cullen of St. Clair, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Peggy George of Princeton, Ky., and Linda Stephenson of Florida; four stepsons, James Stephenson of Eddyville, Ky., Donnie Stephenson of Lebenon, Tenn., Robert Stephenson of Princeton and Phillip Wayne of Arkansas; one brother, Maurice Williams of Lynnville, Ind.; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Koehler Funeral Home in Boonville. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville.

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

Lillian M. Hoffman

Lillian M. Hoffman, 84, Henderson, died at 10:03 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and was retired from Gulf Chemical Co.

Survivors include her brother, Oscar Hoffman of Henderson; one niece and one nephew.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Ben Guess will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Steve Welch, Sally Welch, Donna Miller, Jim Guess, Glenda Guess, Jim Robards, Pam Bridgeman and Phyllis Ward.

Mary Jane Head Watson
PROVIDENCE -- Mary Jane Head Watson, 98, Providence, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Providence.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, the Rev. Benjamin F. Head and Ollie Watson; two adult children, Mae Monroe and Charles Head; and four infant children.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Galbraith and Barbara Faye Mitchell, both of Providence; two sons, Eugene Head of Providence and Curtis Head of Robards; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Alan McCutchen will officiate. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in Webster County.

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

Eugene "Blondie" Myers
PROVIDENCE -- Eugene "Blondie" Myers, 70, Providence, died at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5484, member of the American Legion and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Hulsey Myers; two daughters, Paulette Easley of Marion and Kim Alsbrooks of Providence; one son, Allan Wayne Myers of Conneautville, Pa.; one sister, Irene Babb of Providence; one brother, Ellis Myers of Providence; and one grandson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Barry Cullen will officiate. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in Webster County.

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

Herman W. Isbell
NEWBURGH -- Herman W. Isbell, 71, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at his home here due to cancer.

He retired in 1982 after 17 years of service at Alcoa. He had worked at Omar Bakery. A former member of Spottsville Baptist Church, he enjoyed NASCAR racing, gardening and watching soap operas. He was a Korean War veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Frances Harrington Isbell; three daughters, Mary Bartley and Dee Gallion, both of Washington, Ind., and Marie Phillips of Evansville; three sons, Roy Bartley of Boonville, Wavie Bartley of Washington and Danny Bartley of Petersburg, Ind.; three sisters, Nell Gish of Henderson, Elle Raye Horn of Calhoun and Lou Ann Pruden of Spottsville; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Browning Funeral Home in Evansville. The Rev. Jack Durchholz will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, with military rites performed by the Retired Veterans Memorial Club.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Michael A. Frisby

Michael A. Frisby, 43, Henderson, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, as a result of a truck accident.

He worked for Airgas in Henderson.

Survivors include his son, Michael Ryan Frisby of Henderson; and his parents, Bobby and Lula Frisby of Henderson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. Burial will be in Corydon Cemetery.

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

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

Leta A. Butts

Leta A. Butts, 69, Henderson, died at 7:18 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senior choir and the Senior Usher Board.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Tyler, Charlotte Smoot and Tanya Carpenter, all of Henderson; three sons, Charles H. Butts and Derrick Butts, both of Henderson, and Eugene Hatchett of Evansville; 27 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson. The Rev. Robert A. Esters will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, where a wake service will be held from 6 to 8 tonight.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Leslie James Massey

Leslie James Massey, 87, Henderson, died at 4:57 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a retired truck driver for Phelps Lambert Wholesale House and a retired carpenter.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mabel; one son, John Leslie Massey of Newburgh; and one grandson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff Burke will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Michael Pritchett, Clarence Winiger, Louis Winiger, Clyde Winiger, Melvin Edwards and Walter R. Hahn.

Frances M. Peay

Frances M. Peay, 63, Reed, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

She was a Catholic and was a retired registered nurse.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Kay Downey Simpson, who died Feb. 13, 2000.

Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Aubrey R. "Joe"; two sons, Roy Downey of Henderson and Tony Downey of Corydon; two stepdaughters, Joni Peay and Lori Jones, both of Evansville; one stepson, Ricky Joe Peay of Newburgh; five sisters, Ruth Evans, Lois Evans, Carolyn Gish and Brenda Welch, all of Henderson, and Bell Hawkins of Tennessee; two brothers, Richard Smith of Bluff City and David Smith of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Andy Ausenbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contribtuions to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Pallbearers will be Jason Downey, Nick Alexander, Van Duncan, Ricky Joe Peay, Joni Peay and Lori Jones.

James H. Dixon

James H. Dixon, 73, Henderson, died at 9:05 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jean, who died in 1995.

Survivors include three sons, James E. Dixon of Corydon, Wayne Garrett of Morganfield and Thomas Ray Rudd of Harrisburg, Ill.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Issac Jewell Knight

MARION, Ky. -- Issac Jewell Knight, 67, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at his home here.

He was a member of Eastview Baptist Church and was retired from Alcan Aluminum.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Bernice Ann; three daughters, Jewell Ann Knight of Owensboro, Janet Knight of Evansville and Sherri Long of Panama City, Fla.; one sister, Polly Moore of Russellville, Ky.; one brother, Kenneth Knight of Henderson; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.

Joy Alese Turley Fuller

SLAUGHTERS -- Joy Alese Turley Fuller, 43, Slaughters, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, after being involved in an automobile accident.

She was a waitress at C.P. Shootstraight Restaurant in Madisonville and had worked as a secretary at Speed Queen in Madisonville. She was a member of Slaughters Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Allen; two stepdaughters, Scarlett Metheny of Dawson Springs and Bonnie Swatzale of Princeton, Ky.; two sons, Christopher James Rakestraw and David Wade Rakestraw, both of Slaughters; one stepson, Paul Fuller of Dawson Springs; her parents, David and Lois Turley of Slaughters; one grandson; and five stepgrandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Tompkins Funeral Home Slaughters-Hanson Chapel. The Revs. Gary Ashby and Wayne Lamb will officiate. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery.

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

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


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