Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Michael Sandefur

Michael Sandefur, 28, Henderson, died at about noon Friday, March 24, 2000, in Webster County due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Owens of Henderson; his father, Kenneth W. Sandefur of Fordsville, Ky.; three sisters, Sandra Denton and Shirl Owens, both of Henderson, and Tonya Harris of Hebbardsville; two brothers, Tony Sandefur and Robert Owens, both of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Otis E. Snow
SALEM, W.Va. -- Otis E. Snow, 71, Salem, died at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Sunbridge Care Center here.

He was a member of Salem Baptist Church and the Galion Masonic Lodge No. 414 in Galion, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, serving as a paratrooper in the Pacific Theater. He had been owner of Snow Drilling Co. and had retired from S.W. Jack Drilling Co. in 1987.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Staples Snow, who died March 23, 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara "Mitzi" Tanner of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Marianne Clevenger of Salem; one son, Dennis E. Snow of Stonewood, W.Va.; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; two stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson. The Rev. Walter McGee will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Sarah Marie West

Sarah Marie West, 73, Henderson, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Medco Center of Henderson.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, C.B. Jr.; one daughter, Rhonda Ferguson LeGate of Henderson; two sisters, Rose Crawley of Henderson and Marianna Owen of Greenville, Ky.; one brother, Les Smithhart Jr.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Revs. John Conn and Richard Holladay, along with Dan Baker, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Lillian Elliott Outlaw Swope

Lillian Elliott Outlaw Swope, 90, Henderson, formerly of Clarksville, Tenn., died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at 10:25 a.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

She was a member of the Church of God in Christ of Cairo, where she served as church mother and Sunday School teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie, who died in 1980.

Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Jenkins of Evansville and Goldie Davidson of Bowling Green; one stepdaughter, Louise Swope of Gary, Ind.; two stepsons, James Swope of Evansville and Henry L. Swope of Milwaukee, Wis.; one sister, Carrie Barbee of Clarksville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Seventh Street Baptist Church in Henderson. The Rev. Anthony Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery in Cairo.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel in Evansville and at Seventh Street Baptist Church from 4 to 8 p.m., where a wake service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Bertie Bryan Hawkins

Bertie Bryan Hawkins, 83, Henderson, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home.

A native of Elba and Coffee counties in Alabama, she was a member of Westside Baptist Church and was a retired school teacher with 38 1/2 years service with the Coffee County School System.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hillary H. "Bus" Hawkins.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara H. Vaughan of Henderson; one sister, Clara M. Hattaway of Columbus, Ga.; one brother, Shelby Bryan of Elba, Ala.; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery in Elba, Ala. The Rev. Donnie Marler will officiate.

Hayes Funeral Home in Elba is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Lloyd Burton

WHEATCROFT -- Donald Lloyd Burton, 53, Wheatcroft, died at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson due to heart failure.

A coal miner, he was a member of the UMWA, Wheatcroft Masonic Lodge No. 881 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5484 in Providence. He was a member of the Philadelphian Christian Church in Wheatcroft, where he was a deacon. He was active in the Democratic Party in Webster County, and a past member of the Webster County Fiscal Court and past mayor of Wheatcroft. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Marilu; two sons, Roger Michael Burton and Kenton Lloyd Burton, both of Wheatcroft; his mother, Ima Doris Burton of Wheatcroft; one sister, Debra Meadows of Clay; two brothers, Wayne Burton of Owensboro and Mack Burton of Clay; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Philadelphian Christian Church in Wheatcroft. Bro. Paul Ware and the Rev. Vernon Perdue will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay with military rites.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Vanover Funeral Home in Clay is in charge of arrangements.

William "Delbert" McGraw

DIXON -- William "Delbert" McGraw, 89, Dixon, died at 9 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was a retired factory worker from Speed Queen.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Sue McGraw.

Survivors include his wife, Frances; two sons, William Danny McGraw of Madisonville and Alvin Dennis McGraw of Henderson; one brother, Pete McGraw of Dixon; two sisters, Viola Myers of Hopkinsville and Goldie Rakestraw of Evansville; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. Donald Duncan will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Webster County.

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

Ronald D. Young

CASEYVILLE, Ky. -- Ronald D. Young, 60, died at 6:42 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2000, at his home here.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a superintendent of Bray Marine Harbor Service.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra K.; one daughter, Misty Wolfe of Sullivan, Ky.; one son, Scott Young of Owensboro; two sisters, Carolyn Young of Evansville and Marilyn Duke of Orange Park, Fla.; one brother, Jerry Young of Indianapolis; one granddaughter; 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 Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

William "Earl" Dalton

EVANSVILLE -- William "Earl" Dalton, 79, Evansville, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville due to a heart attack.

A member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1114, he served in World War II in the European Theater. He owned and operated Dalton Auto Service, Inc., and was president of Independent Garage Owners Association for several years. He enjoyed golfing and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Helen; two sons, Steven Dalton of Perrysburg, Ohio and Mark Dalton of Macon, Ga.; one brother, Bob Dalton of Henderson; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Alexander North Chapel in Evansville. The Rev. Arthur Christmas will officiate. Burial will be in Alexander Memorial Park Mausoleum in Evansville.

Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to North Park Baptist Church.

A.M. "Doc" Matthews Jr.

JACKSON, Mich. -- A.M. "Doc" Matthews Jr., 72, formerly of Henderson, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at his home here.

A decorated U.S. Navy veteran, he served in World War II and in the Korean War. He earned a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a professional engineer. He was employed by Royal Globe, finishing his service as the company's Far East supervisor. He was the chief engineer for the state of Virginia and became the Director of the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors in Columbus, Ohio. He retired in 1993.

Survivors include his wife, Annabelle "Anne" Sweet Matthews; two daughters, Chloanne Thomas and Lequita Curry, both of Jackson; two sons, Patrick Thomas of California Valley, Calif., and A.M. "Doc" Matthews III of Henderson; one brother, Charles Matthews of Huntsville, Ala.; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watson Funeral Home in Jackson, and at noon Thursday at the Mt. Zion United Bretheran Church in Wayne, Ohio. The Rev. Larry Sydow will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Wayne.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and after 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Mickey Jean Rowland

PORTLAND, Texas -- Mickey Jean Rowland, 70, Portland, formerly of Henderson, died Sunday, March 26, 2000, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Allan R.; one daughter, Donna Meng of Garden City, Kan.; five sons, Barry Rowland of Ingleside on the Bay, Texas, Mark Rowland of Garden City, Kan., Steven Rowland of Portland, Texas, Michael Rowland and Scott Rowland, both of Rockport, Texas; one sister, Martha Speks of Baton Rouge, La.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home in Portland. Burial will be in San Patricio Memorial Gardens in Portland.

Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edith Daily

EVANSVILLE -- Edith Daily, 90, Evansville, died at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center-Welborn Campus.

She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, who died in 1969; and a son, James, who died in 1994.

Survivors include one son, John Daily of Henderson; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. Andy Ausenbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, where a rosary will be said at 7 tonight.

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

John Garner Tinsley
EVANSVILLE -- John Garner Tinsley, 67, Evansville, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center-Welborn Campus due to a heart attack.

A U.S. Army Vietnam and Korean War veteran, he was retired as a truck mechanic for PB&S Chemical and as a taxi cab driver.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mike L.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Elizabeth Tinsley; two daughters, Trina Sue Tinsley and Mary Elizabeth Tinsley, both of Evansville; two sons, Mark Tinsley and Mack Tinsley, both of Evansville; two foster daughters, Fay Robertson of Baskett and Renee Davis of Evansville; one stepson, Clyde Monyhan of Evansville; one brother, Mack Douglas Tinsley of Evansville; 12 grandchildren; six foster grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Kriekhaus-Sansom Funeral Home in Evansville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Herman Tompkins

SEBREE -- Herman Tompkins, 85, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at his home in the Petersburg community near here.

He was a former construction worker and security guard. He had worked for Armor Manufacturing Co. and Anaconda Aluminum Co. in Sebree. He was a member of the Sebree Pentecostal Mission Church and a former member of the Carpenters Local in Evansville.

Survivors include his wife, Mary "Geneviee" Nickens Tompkins; one son, Victor Tompkins of Minnesota; one stepson, William G. Winstead of Evansville; one brother, Chester Tompkins of Sebree; three grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; three great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Tompkins Funeral Homes Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. The Revs. Thornton Stanley and Randy Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery near Sebree.

Friends may call from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Sebree Pentecostal Mission Church.

Pallbearers will be Mike Meredith, Chris Meredith, Lee Meredith, Nathan Meredith, Josh Meredith and John Meredith.

Lorraine Lineberry Raley
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. -- Lorraine Lineberry Raley, 75, Winter Springs, died Monday, March 27, 2000 at Life Care Center of Orlando.

A member of St. Stephens Catholic Church in Winter Springs, she was a homemaker and member of the Seminole County Democratic Executive Committee.

Survivors include three daughters, Maureen Ann Raley of Washington, D.C., Alice Raley-Dent of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jane Marie Raley of Orlando; one son, Patrick Alexander Raley of Winter Park, Fla.; two sisters, Pauline Lineberry-Streater of Morven, N.C., and Mary Fannie Hinson of Wadesboro, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Friday at St. Stephens Catholic Church. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Wadesboro, N.C.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. EST today at the church.

Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home's Goldenrod-Winter Park Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys T. Adams

STURGIS -- Gladys T. Adams, 83, Sturgis, died at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

She was a member of Grangertown Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry H. Adams, who died Dec. 3, 1975.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary L. Collins of Sturgis; one son, F. Curtis O'Neal of Boonville, Ind.; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. The Rev. John Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Grangertown Baptist Church Building Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Marion VanCleve
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. -- Marion VanCleve, 81, Morristown, formerly of Spottsville, died Thursday, March 30, 2000 at Lakeway Regional Hospital here.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eudora, who died in 1988.

Survivors include one son, Tim VanCleve of Morristown; two sisters, Imogene Staples of Henderson and Margie Markham of Evansville; nieces and nephews.

Services are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.


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