Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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E. Russell Garner

VINCENNES, Ind. -- E. Russell Garner, 66, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2000, at his home here.

A member of Franklin Heights Christian Church in Vincennes, he was employed at Electrical Generation as a purchasing agent and had worked in various departments at Indianapolis Power and Light Petersburg Generating Station. He was a member of South Knox Men's Club near Vincennes and the Washington Boat Club in Washington, Ind.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Jewell; two sons, Jeffrey Garner of Henderson and Dale Garner of Monroe City, Ind.; two sisters, Roberta Utt of Bruceville, Ind., and Zella McClure of Vincennes; two brothers, Gilbert Garner of Bruceville and Kenneth Garner of Martinsville, Ind.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin Family Funeral Home in Vincennes. Burial will be in Oaktown Cemetery in Oaktown, Ind.

Friends may call from 4 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 Lincoln Trail Hospice, 520 South Seventh St., Vincennes, Ind., 47591.

Doyle Matthew Hust

Doyle Matthew Hust, 50, Cairo, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2000, at his home due to cancer.

He was owner of Matthews Creek Welding and had worked nationwide on numerous heavy construction projects. He attended Henderson County schools and Evansville Vocational School.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joshua M., who died in 1974.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Linda K. Myers Hust; three sons, Zacheriah M. Hust and Jeremiah C. Hust, both of Cairo, and Doyle M. Hust Jr. of Raliegh, N.C.; one stepson, Jason R. Myers of Lexington; his mother, Maeoma Hust of Henderson; and one granddaughter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Garland Wilkerson will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice, PO Box 351, Henderson, Ky., 42419.

Tommy Todd
OWENSBORO -- Tommy Todd, 40, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at his home here.

He was a Prostestant and worked as a carpenter at Lanham Brother General Contractor in Owensboro. He enjoyed fishing and camping.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Todd of Owensboro; one son, Daniel Todd of Owensboro; his mother, Edith Todd of Owensboro; seven sisters, Shirley Profitt, Cathy Young, Beverly Todd and Sherry Neal, all of Owensboro, Terry Marrome and Ruby Luttrell, both of Louisville, and Judy Rose of Henderson; and five brothers, Jimmy Todd, Kenny Todd, Bobby Todd and Troy Todd, all of Owensboro, and Roy Todd of Morgantown.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Sebree.

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

Katheryn Langston Magiera

Katheryn Langston Magiera, 90, Henderson, formerly of Bowling Green and Chicago, died at 1:03 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a retired manager of the Audubon School and Jefferson School cafeterias.

Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Hargis of Henderson; one son, C.V. Langston of Henderson; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. David Bratcher will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

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

Pallbearers will be Zeb Hargis, Zack Hargis, Isaac Hargis, Mark Hargis, Darrell Hargis, Derrick Cates and Jonathan Nunn.

Helen Frances Jones
Helen Frances Jones, 84, Henderson, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a retired florist with Fernwood Floral Co., which she and her husband owned and operated from 1938 to 1980.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete, who died in 1989.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Hiett of Henderson; one son, Pete Jones of Henderson; one sister, Eleanor Burdge of Henderson; one brother, Maurice Jones of Evansville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. John Conn 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.

Pallbearers will be Laurie Kassel, Kyle Kassel, Steve Jones, Billy Hiett Jr., Robbie Carrier, Kerry Carrier and Mike Critser.

William Joe "Bobby" Davis
William Joe "Bobby" Davis, 58, Henderson, died at 6:25 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2000, at Methodist Hospital due to heart problems.

He was a member of Victory Christian Center in Henderson.

Survivors include his companion, Donna Davis of Henderson; three daughters, Angela Dill and Jane Ann Hashfield, both of Henderson, and April Hale-Davis of Joplin, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Hess and Tammy Bullock, both of Henderson; three sons, Willie Davis of Henderson, Edward Davis of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Tracy Davis of Tulsa, Okla.; one stepson, Bobby Hashfield of Henderson; his mother, Ada Mae Davis of Henderson; his foster mother, Elizabeth "Rose" Jenkins; one sister, Wilma Howard of Henderson; three brothers, Larry Wilson of Henderson, Roger Dale Davis of Robards and Arthur J. Davis Jr. of Poseyville, Ind.; 19 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

E.P. "Pete" Higgins
SLAUGHTERS -- E.P. "Pete" Higgins, 89, Slaughters, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Senior Citizens Nursing Home in Madisonville.

A retired farmer, he was a Baptist and a Kentucky Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Springfield Higgins, who died in 1990.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Henry of Springfield, Tenn.; one son, Bob Higgins of Hanson; one sister, Anna Lou Booth of Albia, Iowa; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Tompkins Funeral Homes Slaughters-Hanson Chapel. The Revs. Harry Baldwin and Brad Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Margaret Limp

Margaret Limp, 88, Beals, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000, at her home.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Jeff Limp, who died in 1984.

Survivors include one son, Russell L. Limp of Mount Vernon, Ind.; two sisters, Naomi McDonald of Henderson and Betty Lou Moore of Paducah; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fernwood Cemetery. The Rev. Andy Ausenbaugh will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia Mae Patmore

Georgia Mae Patmore, 81, Henderson, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Soul's Harbor Baptist Church in Evansville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Davis Sr., who died in 1970; two daughters, Melba Jean Higgs, who died in May, 1996, and Sharon Faye Davis, who died in July, 1955; and by a son, Jimmy Lynn Davis, who died in 1961.

Survivors include four daughters, Donna Floyd of Evansville, Barbara Howard of Cedar Lake, Ind., and Brenda Cook and Johnnie Mae Davis, both of Tulsa, Okla.; three sons, John R. Davis Jr. and Bobby Duncan, both of Henderson, and Donnie Duncan of Hampton, Va.; one sister, Catherine King of Lexington; three half-sisters, Janice Dixon of Corydon, Phyllis Murphy of Poole, and Judy Walton of Florida; two half-brothers, Don Buckman of Henderson and Larry Buckman of Florida; 25 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Ronnie Bonds will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

Rev. Ben Charles Miller

EVANSVILLE -- The Rev. Ben Charles Miller, 66, Evansville, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the Brentwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Convalescent Center in Evansville.

A member of Sanders Temple Church of God In Christ, he started his ministry under the pastorage of Elder Tommy Clark Johnson Sr. at the Holy Tabernacle Church of God In Christ in Henderson in the early 1960s. He was also former Sunday School superintendent at Holy Tabernacle Church of God In Christ.

Rev. Miller was a security guard at Ellis Park in Henderson for 22 years. He was a member of the Lincoln Senior Citizens in Evansville and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Wendy "Bryant" Miller of Evansville; four daughters, Awilda "Rita" Miller Cobb of Henderson, Lisa Miller Wilson and Angela Kay Miller, both of Princeton, Ky., and Carman Henderson of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Timothy Wayne Miller of Carlisle, Ind., and Delbert Bryant of Stone Mountain, Ga.; four sisters, Peggy Taylor of Henderson, R. Lillian Tyler and Dorothy H. Dixon, both of Dayton, Ohio, and Alice Ann Buckner of Yazoo, Miss.; two brothers, Melvin E. Miller and Stephen Barrett, both of Henderson; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Holy Tabernacle Church of God In Christ in Henderson. P.W. Woolfolk and Elder V.L. Sanders will officiate.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel in Evansville and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church.

Jeptha P. "Jep" Shouse

MORGANFIELD -- Jeptha P. "Jep" Shouse, 84, Morganfield, died at 1 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Europe during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Virginia; one daughter, Patricia Cunningham of Denver; two sons, Thomas J. Shouse of Bartlette, Tenn., and James A. Shouse of Hawaii; one stepson, Billy Brooks Davis of Uniontown; two sisters, Julian Reed of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mildred Bumgardener of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Gordon Shouse and Ed Shouse, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Dudley Gobin

PROVIDENCE -- Dudley Gobin, 61, Providence, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

A retired building contractor, he was on the board of directors at Independence Bank and the Fish and Game Club. He attended Providence General Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Della; one son, Troy Gobin of Marion, Ky.; his mother, Gladys Gobin of Providence; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Townsend-Jones Funeral home in Providence. The Rev. Barry Cullen will officiate. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery near Providence.

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

Donald Wayne "Slick" Axton

LYNNVILLE, Ind. -- Donald Wayne "Slick" Axton, 60, formerly of Evansville, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at his home here due to cancer.

An avid fisherman, he was a member of the L.A. Sportsman's Club and the B.A.S.S. Masters Fishing Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had played the bass guitar for 40 years. He also enjoyed camping and having barbecues. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; two daughters, Melody Choate and Sherry Fagan, both of Evansville; two sons, Donald R. Axton of Henderson and Shawn Axton of Evansville; two stepsons, Richard Mayberry of Evansville and Paul Weldon of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Phyllis Smith of Henderson; one brother, David Axton of Henderson; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Pemberton-Bradley Funeral Home in Lynnville.

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

Bradley's Colonial Chapel in Boonville is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Eugene Richmond Sr.

ST. GEORGE, Utah -- Ernest Eugene Richmond Sr., 63, Leverkin, Utah, formerly of Green River, Wyo., and Riverton, Wyo., died Friday, March 3, 2000, in a hospital in St. George.

He attended schools in Kentucky and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the AARP.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty Richmond.

Survivors include his wife, Sadie; three daughters, Sue Christy of Lyman, Wyo., and Vicki Mattson and Mary Boren, both of Green River, Wyo.; four sons, Ernest Richmond Jr. and Mike Richmond, both of Green River, Wyo., Steve Richmond of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Tracy Richmond of Lyman, Wyo.; three sisters, Mildred White, Mary Moore and Lillian Richmond, all of Henderson; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel in Green River, Wyo.

Norman E. Canary

OWENSBORO -- Norman E. Canary, 88, Owensboro, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System here.

He was a member of Stanley Baptist Church in Stanley, Ky., and was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by four sons, James Canary, who died in 1952, Claude Canary, who died in 1971, Leroy Canary, who died in 1977, and Thomas "Bud" Canary, who died in 1997.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Helen Hester Canary; three daughters, Betty Hatfield and Genevieve Reddish, both of Stanley, and Sue Boehman of Owensboro; five sons, Larry Canary, Joe Canary, Louis Canary and Mike Canary, all of Stanley, and Bruce Canary of Owensboro; two sisters, Essie Deer of Evansville and Lorraine Fifield of Owensboro; 29 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemtery in Owensboro.

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

Rudolph Griffin

Rudolph Griffin, 86, Henderson, died at 1:52 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday School treasurer and belonged to the Methodist Men's Club. He was retired owner and operator of Griffin Insurance Agency and was a member of the city school board for 13 years.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Arbutus; one daughter, Kim Livesay of Lexington, Ky.; one son, Randy Griffin of Atlanta, Ga.; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Revs. K. Richard Holladay and John Dunaway will officiate. Burial will be in Griffin Cemetery in Niagara.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First United Methodist Church building fund.

Pallbearers will be Sam Williams, Charles Omer, John Stroud, Douglas Griffin, Dr. Robert Griffin, Jerry Springer, Frank Talbert, Ron Griffin, Bennett Alexander, Maurice Fitzgerald, Conrad Shaw, Wallace Eblen and Floyd Fuller.

Carrie Emma Dixon
STURGIS -- Carrie Emma Dixon, 70, Sturgis, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000, at her home here.

A member of Phillips Chapel CME Church in Sturgis, she was a member of the Missionary Society. She enjoyed playing bingo and music and enjoyed cooking for others. A homemaker, she had been employed as a cook at St. Francis Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital and Grant Hospital in Chicago.

Survivors include three daughters, Carrie Johnson, Mary Hammack and Sylvia Jones, all of Chicago; one son, Hubert Archer Jr. of Henderson; four sisters, Elizabeth Johnson of Sturgis, Elsie Elie and Gertie Wallace, both of Cleveland, and Beulah Collier of Decatur, Ill.; five brothers, John H. Dixon and Charles Dixon, both of Sturgis, James L. Dixon of Bedford Heights, Ohio, Nathaniel L. Dixon and Clarence T. Dixon, both of Champaign, Ill.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Chapel CME Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Joseph Grimes will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel in Henderson is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Newton Trice
ONTON -- Lois Newton Trice, 93, Onton, died at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

A homemaker, she was a member of Onton United Methodist Church, the Onton Quilters and Sebree Eastern Star No. 240.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. "G.L." Trice, who died in 1990.

Survivors include one son, Donald Trice of St. Louis; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Onton United Methodist Church. The Revs. Billy Raby and Les Chapman will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Sebree.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Tompkins Funeral Home's Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree and after noon Saturday at the church.

Goldie L. David
PROVIDENCE -- Goldie L. David, 80, Providence, died at 10:52 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Senior Citizens Nursing Home in Madisonville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter David Sr.; and a son, Walter David Jr.

Survivors include one daughter, Clara Oakley of Providence; two sons, James Edward David of Providence and Hubert David of Dixon; one sister, Sally Richardson of Providence; five grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Darrell Hillhouse will officiate. Burial will be in Big Hill Cemetery in Providence.

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

Eleanora Lucille Koch
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Eleanora Lucille Koch, 74, San Jose, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in San Jose.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Koch and David Koch, both of California.

Services were held Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary in Santa Clara, Calif. A funeral mass was also held on Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Los Gatos, Calif. Burial was in Santa Clara Mission Cemetery in Santa Clara.

Warren Sidney Allen
Warren Sidney Allen, 59, Henderson, died at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; three daughters, Cindy King, Jennifer Sauer and Melinda Patterson, all of Henderson; four sisters, Ruth Pearson and Barbara Williams, both of Henderson, and Patricia Shelton and Debbie Blandford, both of Corydon; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.


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