Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Arthur Daugherty

ANTON, Ky. -- Arthur Daugherty, 82, died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at his home here.

He was a retired machine operator in road construction and a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ilene Rickard Daugherty; two daughters, Jo Nell Crawford of Anton and Ann Miller of Madisonville; one son, Dempsey Daugherty of Owensboro; two sisters, Martha Payne of St. Louis and Verta Carter of Dawson Springs; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville. The Revs. Ronnie Hendricks and Willard Clement will officiate. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Anton.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Green River Hospice.

Mable Jean Luck
WRIGHTSBURG, Ky. -- Mable Jean Luck, 67, Wrightsburg, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at University Hospital in Cincinnati.

She was a member of Wrightsburg Free Methodist Church and was retired from Sonoco Products in Henderson. She also enjoyed quilting.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Louis F. "Bill" Luck; four daughters, Katherine Smiley of Centertown, Ky., Patty Jeffries of Calhoun, Brenda Coleman of Beech Grove and Linda Bryant of Romulus, Mich.; two sisters, Anna Sue Hoover of Centertown and Norma Loyd of Maceo, Ky.; one brother, J.C. Davenport of Livermore, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Muster Funeral Home's Calhoun Chapel. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

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

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

Ruby Lee Goad

Ruby Lee Goad, 50, Henderson, died at 10 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

She was of the Baptist faith and was an employee of the Hugh E. Sandefur Training Center for 11 years.

Survivors include her husband of four years, Michael E.; one son, Robert Schears of San Antonio; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date.

There will be no visitation.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred A. Yates
Mildred A. Yates, 81, Henderson, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was of the Lutheran faith and was a 1936 graduate of Central High School. She also enjoyed fishing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E., who died in 1974.

Survivors include her daughter, Toni McCarty of Henderson; one sister, Margaret Knight of Bettendorf, Iowa; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Eastham will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Walter Smith Jr.
Walter Smith Jr., 82, Henderson, died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Methodist Hospital due to heart failure.

He was a member of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in Geneva, where he served as a deacon for many years. He then joined the Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church and served on the deacons board there. He was retired from Mesker Steel in Evansville.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Maggie Turner Smith; one son, Robert E. Smith of Olympia, Wash.; two sisters, Armenda Fellows of Evansville and Helena McCain of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Albert Smith of Henderson; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church. The Rev. Anthony Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Keyes
Pearl Keyes, 63, Henderson, formerly of Princeton, Ky., died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had worked as a restaraunt cook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Keyes, who died in 1992; and a son, Terry Keyes, who died in 1979.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Chancellor of Corydon; three sons, Larry Keyes and Perry Keyes, both of Knoxville, Tenn., and Gary Keyes of Henderson; two sisters, Dorothy Doyle of Rochester, Mich., and Debbie Granstaff of Princeton; two brothers, Eddie Tosh of Caldwell County and Wesley Grimes of Hopkinsville; 13 grandchildren; one great-granchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. The Rev. Rodney Wallace will officiate. Burial will be in Fredonia Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Natalie Williams Ashby
SLAUGHTERS -- Natalie Williams Ashby, 92, Slaughters, died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Senior Citizens Nursing Home in Madisonville.

A member of Slaughters United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, she was retired from The Slaughters Merchantile Co. Store. She was also a a school teacher and a member of the former Slaughters Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry F., who died in 1970.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Carnal of Hopkinsville; two sons, Harry Glenn Ashby of Slaughters and Norman H. "Bud" Ashby of Greenville, Ky.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tompkins Funeral Home's Slaughters-Hanson Chapel in Slaughters. The Rev. Joey Murphy will officiate. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Slaughters Methodist Church Building Fund, Greenville United Methodist Church Elevator Fund or any charity.

James Martin Melton
MORRISTON, Fla. -- James Martin Melton, 69, formerly of Henderson, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at his home here.

A member of the Catholic faith, he had worked as a lab technician at Olin/Mobile Chemical in Pasadena, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Iris; one daughter, Doris Ann Melton of Ridgecrest, Calif.; three sons, James Ray Melton of Deerpark, Texas, Richard Wayne Melton of Crestview, Texas and Phillips Melton of Philadelphia; five sisters, Marietta Davis of Friendswood, Texas, Jean Pagragon, Joann Wells and Janice Sutton, all of Henderson, and Juanita Kizer of Columbus, Miss.; two brothers, Jerry Melton of LaPorte, Texas and Kenneth Melton of Henderson; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Knauff Funeral Home is Williston, Fla.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jesse Mae White Overby
DENVER, Colo. -- Jesse Mae White Overy, 85, Denver, formerly of Henderson, died Saturday, March 4, 2000.

A member of Vandersburg Missionary Baptist Church in Dixon, she was retired from Osborn Manufacturing in Henderson.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Wayne Overby of Denver; three sisters, Nancy Jackson of Owensboro, Vee Ellen King of Evansville and Wilma Jean Hoffman of Clarksville, Tenn.; two brothers, Kenneth White of Owensboro and George Dimmet White of Cairo; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Robards Christian Church. The Rev. David Allen White will officiate.

Johnanna Templeton Craver
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. -- Johnanna Templeton Craver, 57, Winston Salem, died at 7:14 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home Hospital here.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Rocksprings, Texas and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Ann Passante.

Survivors include her husband, Paul; one daughter, Rachael Adams Jones of Henderson; one son, Jonathan Adams of Tacoma, Wash.; and six grandchildren.

There will be no public services.

Family Funeral Care in Thomasville, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.

Addie Lena Miller

SULLIVAN, Ky. -- Addie Lena Miller, 78, Sullivan, died at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.

A member of Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sullivan, she was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and past president of Sullivan Fire Department Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Miller, who died in 1997; and a daughter, G. Ann Johnston, who died in 1975.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Sue Gray of Sturgis and Mary Kay Damin of Morganfield; one sister, Georgie Smith of Morganfield; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services are pending at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis.

Wilbur Lee Clark
MADISONVILLE -- Wilbur Lee Clark, 73, Madisonville, died at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was a retired purchasing agent for the Island Creek Coal Company and the Green River Coal Company. A member of Christ the King Catholic Church, he was a World War II Navy veteran and former basketball coach in Uniontown, Ky., for St. Agnes High School in the late 1950s.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia "Shug" Clements Clark; five daughters, Charlene Carson and Anita Anderson, both of Madisonville, Patty Cotton of Dawson Springs, Joann Fritz of Henderson and Natalie Hemmerle of Madisonville; one son, Greg Clark of Madisonville; one sister, Nancy Towe of Madisonville; one half-brother, Alan Paul Brown of Winfield, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Madisonville. The Rev. Frank Roof will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Christ the King Scholarship Fund.

Dallas Ross Pryor
PROVIDENCE -- Dallas Ross Pryor, 64, died at 11:36 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at his home here.

He was a member, Sunday school teacher and trustee of Corinth Baptist Church in Providence. He had retired from Western Kentucky Hospital Services Inc. after working there for 23 years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Keith Pryor.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Belt Pryor; two daughters, Sandra Sandberg and Janet Gobin, both of Providence; one son, Samuel Pryor of Havelock, N.C.; one sister, Ann Sigler of Providence; three brothers, Henry Pryor and Sidney Pryor, both of Providence, and Bruce Pryor of Nebo, Ky.; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Tommy Townsend will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Providence.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Irma "Dean" Lockerby

Irma "Dean" Lockerby, 61, Henderson, died at 9:06 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

Survivors include her husband of 14 years, Pete; one daughter, Beverly Roberson; one son, Robert L. Turner of Henderson; her mother, Dillie Barron of Henderson; one sister, Joyce Culver of Henderson; one brother, Michael Barron of Henderson; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Culver will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Methodist Hospital Foundation.

Pallbearers will be Steve Skaggs, Steve Billings, Mike Oldham, Tommy Townsend, Adam Hudnall and Mike Hawk.

Amy Perrin

STURGIS -- Amy Perrin, 77, Sturgis, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2000, at Medco Center of Henderson.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Omer of Sturgis and Billie Ann Mills of Uniontown; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. The Rev. Don Phelps will officiate. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Loyce "Pete" Marvel

SULLIVAN -- Loyce "Pete" Marvel, 82, Sullivan, died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2000 at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

He was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church in Union County. A World War II veteran, he was retired from the Ford garage in Sturgis.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtice Marvel of Morganfield; four stepdaughters, Annetta Stokes and Gwen Russelburg, both of Sturgis, and Cindy Blakeley and Mona Bryan, both of Morganfield; three stepsons, Donald Singleton and Ted Singleton, both of Baton Rouge, La., and Robert Kanipe of Morganfield; 18 grandchildren; seven great-granchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. The Rev. Kenneth Crase will officiate. Burial will be in Rosebud Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Roy Wilson Pruitt

BEDFORD, Ky. -- Roy Wilson Pruitt, 79, Bedford, formerly of Louisville, died Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

A farmer and retired engineer, he had retired as a liaison project representative for Godsey Associate Architects and previously had worked for the Atomic Energy Commission at Oak Ridge, Tenn., and General Electric Appliance Park. He formerly owned Pruitt Farm Industrial Corp.

Pruitt was a member of Jerusalem Lodge No. 9, Masonic Grand Lodge of Kentucky, Louisville Scottish Rite, Kosair Shrine Temple and was past president of Engineers and Architects of Louisville Inc. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Pardo Pruitt; one daughter, Greta Jo Jones of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Alice Weber of Moline, Ill., and Margaret Cloutier of Henderson; one brother, Robert E. Pruitt of Henderson; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services were held Monday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford. The Rev. Edward Redmon officiated. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Bedford.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.

Nephews served as pallbearers.

Bob Carrico II

IRVINE, Calif. -- Bob Carrico II, 30, Irvine, died Monday, March 6, 2000.

Survivors include his parents, Bob and Jean Carrico of Mayfield, Ky.; one sister, Cheryl Carrico of Lexington; and his grandmothers, Lucille Carrico of Mayfield and Rose Mills of Henderson.

Memorial services may be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Graves County Public Library in Mayfield or the Mayfield High School Academic Team.

Georgia Lee Spencer Jones

Georgia Lee Spencer Jones, 87, Henderson, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2000, at Methodist Hospital due to heart failure.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the senior choir and was treasurer of the V.D. Kennedy Missionary Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo DeBois Jones, who died in 1984.

Survivors include three sisters, Lois Spencer Whisiker of Tucson, Ariz., Martha L. Spencer Atkins of Sickleville, N.J., and Margaret Elnora Spencer Stephens of St. Louis; and two nephews.

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

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

Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Theresa Sheckels
LEXINGTON -- Theresa Sheckels, 79, formerly of Henderson, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Henderson and St. Peter's Cathedral in Lexington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Sheckels Sr., who died in 1987.

Survivors include one son, Donald E. Sheckels Jr. of Lexington; one stepson, Donald Sherwood Sheckels of Port Huron, Mich.; two sisters, June Fleming and Joan Buck, both of Illinois; two granddaughters; two stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and until 9:30 a.m. Friday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, St. Peter's Cathedral or Hospice of Bluegrass.


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