Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Marlin B. Crook
Marlin B. Crook, 73, Henderson, died at 6:10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
A U.S. Navy World War II veteran, he was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by one son, Alvin Ray Crook, who died in 1992.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Kathleen; one son, Marlin Eugene Crook of Brooks, Ky.; one granddaughter; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tapp Funeral Home and after noon Wednesday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Betty Sue Gregory
Betty Sue Gregory, 54, Henderson, died at 4:44 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.
She was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Manitou.
Survivors include her husband of 21 years, Kenneth W.; three daughters, Kimberly Noggle, Kenett K. Gregory and Chasity N. Gregory, all of Henderson; one son, Robbie Kendall of Henderson; one sister, Margaret Elizabeth Hargrove of Hopkinsville; three brothers, Pete Claybrooke, Thomas Claybrook and Jesse Lee Claybrooke, all of Henderson; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. James Parrish will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 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 Salvation Army.

Mattie Butler Wooldridge
Mattie Butler Wooldridge, 87, Henderson, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
Survivors include one son, James C. Wooldridge of Kissimmee, Fla.; two sisters, Deanie Howard and Ada Galloway, both of Henderson; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three nieces; and three nephews.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmont Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Garry Polston will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church or to any charity.

Claudie Earl Henderson
Claudie Earl Henderson, 71, Henderson, died at 6:27 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
Survivors include one brother, Louis Henderson of Gallatin, Tenn.
There will be no visitation.
Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mable Cook Brown
Mable Cook Brown, 88, Henderson, died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Redbanks nursing home.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary C. Brown of Cochran, Ga., and Glenn Loveall of Fort Worth, Texas; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Douglas Blair will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Donald Caton, L.J. Dickerson, John Phillips, Mike Wicker and Jimmy Wicker.

Christine Helen Fischer
Christine Helen Fischer, 93, Henderson, formerly of Evansville, died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
A member of the American Association of Retired People, she had worked for the Fendrich Cigar Factory and Chrysler Armament Division where she made ammunition. She was also active in the P.T.A. at Henry Reis School in Evansville.
She was preceded in death by one son, James A. Fischer.
Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Albert M.; one daughter, Betty Egli of Evansville; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Tupman Cemetery in Evansville. The Rev. Dave Mills officiated.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Tupman Cemetery Board or to any charity.
Alexander North Chapel in Evansville was in charge of arrangements.

James "Eddie" Jones
STURGIS -- James "Eddie" Jones, 62, Sturgis, died at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a retired self-employed electrician.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Wilma; two daughters, Jerri L. Cobine of Encinitas, Calif., and Joni L. Canup of Hardin, Ky.; and one sister, Naomi Benson of Sturgis.
Private memorial services and burial will be held at a later date.
There will be no visitation.
Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis is in charge of arrangements.

Earl Syers
STURGIS -- Earl Syers, 87, Sturgis, died at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Medco Center in Morganfield.
He spent most of his working career in the oil and gas bulk plant business serving local farmers, residents and service stations. He was a partner in Syers Bros. Oil Co. for many years. His last employment was with Gulf Oil from which he retired. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jennie; two daughters, Earlene White of Morganfield and Mary Ann Rutherford of Beckley, W.Va.; one sister, Beulah Roberts of Sturgis; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Brother Jeff McMain will officiate.
Friends may call after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Bob Knight
SEBREE -- Bob Knight, 68, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at his home here after a long battle with cancer.
An avid University of Kentucky basketball fan, he was a retired coal miner for Peabody Coal Co., a member of Victory Baptist Church in Hanson and a member of Slaughters Masonic Lodge No. 347. He was also a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Faye Gibson Knight; two daughters, Kristi Dawn Stover of Newburgh, Ind., and Shanon Ann Nelson of Manitou; three sons, David Brett Knight and Stephen Blake Knight, both of Slaughters, and Gregory Scott Knight of Sebree; his mother, Ruby Brown Knight of Sebree; three sisters, Ramona Miller and Sue Gamblin, both of Madisonville, and Marnie Hunt of Owingsville, Ky.; five brothers, Levi Knight of Sebree, Wilford Knight of Robards, Willard Knight of St. Louis, Bill Knight of Dubuque, Iowa, and David Knight of Okeechobee, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel. The Rev. Bill Gains and Brother Michael Knight will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery near Sebree with military rites.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Laura Adkins LaMarr
MADISONVILLE -- Laura Adkins LaMarr, 95, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at her home here.
A retired homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram, who died in 1997.
Survivors include one son, Glindell LaMarr of Hanson; one brother, Eugene Adkins of Livia, Ky.; one sister, Lula Mills of Bowling Green; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Slaughters-Hanson Chapel. The Rev. Larry Phaup will officiate. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery near Hanson.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Green River Hospice.

John M. Bickett Sr.
John M. Bickett Sr., 66, Henderson, died at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and Jerusalem Masonic Lodge No. 9, F & A.M.. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and was a member of the Scottish Rite West Kentucky Consistory, Rizpah Shrine Temple and the Rizpah Shrine Pranksters, all in Madisonville.
Survivors include four daughters, Cathy Majors, Suzanne Lowe, Mary Beth Bickett and Christi Weissman, all of Evansville; two sons, John M. Bickett Jr. of Naples, Fla., and Michael Bickett of Evansville; one brother, Paul Henry Bickett of Florida; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.

Catherine Pauline Gentry Hines
OWENSBORO -- Catherine Pauline Gentry Hines, 81, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health Systems.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Baptist faith and the Elizabeth Munday Center.
She was preceded in death by three husbands, Raymond V. Gentry, who died in 1972; Louis B. Davis, who died in 1982; and Marvin Hines, who died in 1993.
Survivors include seven daughters, Margaret Todd and Faye Todd, both of Madisonville, Gay White of Crofton, Vickie Forker of Slaughters, Debbie Carroll of Owensboro, Evelyn Graham of Marion, Ill., and Louise Rickard of Greenville, Ky.; seven sons, Joe Gentry of Nicholasville, Ky., Monroe Gentry of Crosby, Texas, Terry Gentry of Telford, Pa., Lonnie Gentry, Douglas Gentry and Sam Gentry, all of Owensboro, and Raymond Gentry of La Porte, Texas; two brothers, Theodore McCormick of Henderson and George McCormick of Clinton, Okla.; 42 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. The Rev. Ruby Rickard will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Aaron "Jack" Norris
Aaron "Jack" Norris, 78, Robards, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at his home.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice Harper of Henderson; three brothers, Philip Norris of Kentucky, Gary Norris of Indiana and James Norris of Florida; six sisters, Joyce Curtis and Jean Denison, both of Indiana, and Yvonne Suess, Nell Reinhard, Nina Muldrew and Miriam Chairiello, all of Florida; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Brother Bret Eblen will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary Holeman
Mary Holeman, 73, Henderson, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
Survivors include one brother, L.B. Todd of Henderson; nieces and a nephew.
Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

The Rev. Joseph Dennis "Papa Joe" Minton
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Rev. Joseph Dennis "Papa Joe" Minton, 77, Jacksonville, died Jan. 26 at Methodist Medical Center here.
A native of Henderson, he was a Kentucky Colonel and had made Jacksonville his home for the past 30 years. He was the pastor of Holy Bible Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Henderson Minton of Jacksonville; three sons, Larry Joe Minton Sr., John Dennis Minton Sr. and Phillip Stephen Minton; one daughter, Judy Ann Golden; one sister, Margaret Overfield of Henderson; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Jacksonville. The Revs. Don Hutchins, Woodrow Medlock and Webster Snapp officiated. Burial followed in Chapel Hills Memory Gardens in Jacksonville.

Norma Sue Foard Alexander
Norma Sue Foard Alexander, 67, Henderson, died at 3:38 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
She was a member of First Christian Church and was a retired bookkeeper.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen E. Sr., who died in 1987.
Survivors include one daughter, Pamela J. Alexander of Henderson; two sons, Allen E. Alexander Jr. and Thomas "Benjie" Alexander, both of Henderson; and one grandchild.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Lon Oliver will officiate. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Christian Church.

Frank J. Becker
Frank J. Becker, 85, Henderson, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
A member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, he was retired from Revere Copper in Clinton, Ill. He also was a member of Holy Name Men's Club and the Independent Order of Foresters.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Peckenpaugh Becker; two daughters, Sandra Amelia King of Rainbow City, Ala., and Phyllis Biggers of Baskett; one stepdaughter, Charlene Frederick of Corydon; two stepsons, Clyde Peckenpaugh Jr. of Henderson and David Peckenpaugh of Land of Lakes, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. Ken Mikulcik will officiate. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Clinton.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. today.

Mary Ellen Griffin
Mary Ellen Griffin, 69, Henderson, formerly of Grayville, Ill., died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.
Survivors include one son, Gregory Gil Griffin of Henderson; one sister, Barbara Griswold of Sterling, Ill.; one brother, Morris March of Grayville; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Walter McGee will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Elmer W. Parrish
MORGANFIELD -- Elmer W. Parrish, 67, Morganfield, died at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at Methodist Hospital here.
A World War II veteran, he had been employed by the city of Morganfield for many years and was retired from the Union County Road Department.
Survivors include his wife, Cordelia; five daughters, Kathy Midkiff of Owensboro, Martha Adams of Hopkinsville, Brenda Swan of Marion, Kristi Parrish of Evansville and Staci Girten of Morganfield; four stepdaughters, Barbara McKay, Patricia Winders and Sandie Grounds, all of Morganfield, and Connie Perkins of Uniontown; one son, William Parrish of Madisonville; two stepsons, Danny Mayes of Wiggins, Miss., and Allen Mayes of Sturgis; one sister, Ruth Alambar of Pineville, Ky.; 37 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at noon Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Brother Brian Piper and Sister Lorene Shreve will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Webster County.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Jeremy Kane Courtney
MORGANFIELD -- Jeremy Kane Courtney, newborn son of Jeremy and Jamie Roberts Courtney of Morganfield, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
In addition to his parents, survivors include one sister, Jaci Courtney at home; grandparents, James and Roxanna Courtney of Morganfield, James Roberts of Bowling Green and Brenda Smith of Waverly; and his stepgrandfather, Darnell Smith of Waverly.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Brother Jerry Chesser will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Alvin H. Ruark
UNIONTOWN -- Alvin H. Ruark, 98, died at 7:25 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at his home here.
A member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Uniontown and the Holy Name Society, he was a retired farmer and livestock buyer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, who died in 1975, and one daughter, Norma Dean Ruark.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Nally of Uniontown and Faye Alvey of Minnesota; two sons, Joseph "Alkie" Ruark of Pennsylvania and Roger Ruark of Uniontown; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church. The Rev. Bob Willett will officiate. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield, where prayers will be said at 7 p.m. Monday.

Wilson McGraw
SEBREE -- Wilson McGraw, 86, Sebree, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home here.
A retired farmer, he was a member of Old Petersburg Methodist Church and he had attended Mount Lebanon General Baptist Church. He was a backhoe operator for Powell Lumber Co. in Sebree for 20 years and managed the Ewing Galloway Farms in Henderson for 11 years. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, who died 1998, and one son, James Lee McGraw.
Survivors include one son, Bobby Gene McGraw of Crossville, Tenn.; two sisters, Goldie Rakestraw of Evansville and Viola Meyers of Hopkinsville; two brothers, Pete McGraw and Delbert McGraw, both of Dixon; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Lebanon General Baptist Church near Sebree. The Rev. Brad Moyes will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Lebanon Church Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree, and after noon Monday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

H.I. Melton
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- H.I. Melton, 72, formerly of Poole, died at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at his home here.
A member of the Presbyterian faith, he was retired from the U.S. Army. He was a 50-year member of the Masons.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; one son, Kenneth Melton of Spring Hill, Fla.; three sisters, Rose Marie Brewer of Grayson, Ga., Mildred Frankenberger of Evansville and Nancy Shockley of Corydon; one brother, Harold Melton of Hanson; two grandsons; two great-granddaughters; three nieces and one nephew.
Military and Masonic services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Olympia Presbyterian Church in Olympia. Burial will be held in Olympia.
Tapp Funeral Home in Henderson is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice.

Aloysius Ignatius Reisz Sr.
OWENSBORO -- Aloysius Ignatius Reisz Sr., 84, Owensboro, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, in Lonoke, Ark.
A retired soybean processing plant manager and farmer, he was a longtime manager of the Ohio Valley Soybean Cooperative in Henderson. He was also a former Henderson County farmer and was manager of the Farmland Industries Soybean Processing Plant in Van Buren, Ark.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Ward Reisz; three daughters, Anne Chandler of Decatur, Ala., Susan Walsh of Irving, Texas, and Carolyn Robledo of Grapevine, Texas; eight sons, Aloysius I. Reisz Jr. of Huntsville, Ala., Charles Edwin Reisz of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Dr. James D. Reisz of Decatur, Ala., John P. Reisz of Louisville, Thomas E. Reisz of Cambridge, Mass., Joseph L. Reisz of Lonoke, William Stephen Reisz of Louisville and Dr. George R. Reisz of Prairie Village, Kan.; two sisters, Anita McNulty and Bettye Riney, both of Owensboro; 21 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Martin Catholic Church in Rome, Ky. The Revs. Leonard Reisz and Charles Fischer will officiate. Burial will be in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery in Owensboro.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro, where a rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Leslie Lee Duke Jr.
OWENSBORO -- Leslie Lee Duke Jr., 68, Owensboro, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System here.
He retired as a factory worker from Commonwealth Aluminum in 1991 and was a member of the Methodist faith. He was a member of the United Steel Workers of America Local 7325.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Edna Sosh Duke; two daughters, Brenda Hoyt of Owensboro and Phyllis Hallmark of Hebbardsville; one sister, Ruth Walker of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Ira Duke of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. The Rev. Jim England will officiate. Burial will be in Nickel Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 2229-A New Hartford Road, Owensboro, Ky. 42303.


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