Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Dorothy M. McCown

Dorothy M. McCown, 81, Henderson, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home.

She was a member of First Christian Church and had worked at Dixie Lou Frock Dress Factory. She was retired from Wal-Mart after 12 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jamie L., who died in 1978.

Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Ann Summers of Henderson; two sons, Donald L. McCown and Mark T. McCown, both of Henderson; one brother, John Dee Wilhite of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one niece.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Lon Oliver will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

Erick Guzman
Erick Guzman, 27, Henderson, died at 2:58 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He worked as a lab technician at Azteca Milling in Evansville.

Survivors include his fiance;, Griselda Escalante of California; two sons, Erick Jonathan Guzman and Jose Gonzales, both of California; his mother and stepfather, Rouxana and Carlos Gamboa of Henderson; his father, Erick Rolando Guzman Sr. of Calif.; a grandmother, Maura Galbez of Guatemala; one sister, Michelle Gamboa of Henderson; and one brother, Charlie Gamboa of Henderson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Alan Chamness will officiate.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

Charles Dorris
PROVIDENCE -- Charles Dorris, 80, Providence, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2000, at his home here.

He was a member of Providence Masonic Lodge No. 148 and Victory Baptist Church in Providence. A World War II veteran, he was retired from Speed Queen in Madisonville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine, who died in 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Vonda Jackson of Providence and Marilyn Clark of Dixon; two sisters, Edith VanVactor and Rita Dorris, both of Evansville; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Revs. Jerry Fasley and Donald Cottrell will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Providence.

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

Lucille Hust Justice
DECATUR, Ga. -- Lucille Hust Justice, 89, Decatur, formerly of Henderson, died at 12:45 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2000, at Odyssey Hospice at Dekalb Medical Center in Dekalb, Tenn.

She was a member of Avondale Church of Christ and was the former co-owner of Justice Hatchery in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira E., who died in March 1995.

Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Prather of Tucker, Ga.; one brother, Warren G. Hust of Henderson; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tapp Funeral Home. Gary Puryear will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mary Elam Kimsey Rudy

Mary Elam Kimsey Rudy, 89, Henderson, died at 9:22 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where she served on the Altar Guild and St. Anne's Guild. She attended Logan Girls School and Bethel Women's College in Hopkinsville. She was a past regent in the National Society Washington Family Descendants and Colonial Dames XVII Century. She was a member of Hugenot Society of South Carolina and Kentucky, was registrar of Vanderburgh Daughters of the American Revolution and was an associate member of General Samuel Hopkins chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Garden Club of Henderson, the National Society of Magna Charta Dames, Most Noble Order of Garter, Descendants of the Colonial Clergy, Americans of Royal Descent, Colonial Dames of America, Society of Descendants of King William I the Conqueror, National Society Daughter of the American Colonists and National Society of the Daughters of Eighteen Hundred and Twelve. She was also a life-member of Jamestown Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Tinsley Rudy, who died in 1976.

Survivors include one daughter, Marie McKnight Huber of Henderson; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Gordon Morrison will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. today and until 9:30 a.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Elliott, Dennis Elliott, John Hall, Keith Utley, Mitchell Deep and Larry Parrish.

Eva Lee Jones

Eva Lee Jones, 89, Henderson, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2000 at Redbanks nursing home.

She was a member of Audubon Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O., who died in 1936.

Survivors include one son, Billy G. Jones of Fayetteville, Ga.; five sisters, Mary Amiet of Geneva, Kathleen Felty of Henderson, Pauline Haynes of Aiken, S.C., Dorothy Liles of Robards and Ann Rideout of Tullahoma, Tenn.; one brother, Wilbur Ford Dodson of Henderson; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Fairmont Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Alan Todd will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be David Walker, Roger Griffin, Steve Griffin, John Dodson, Harold H. Dodson and Mike Wilson.

Olivia Marie Folsom

Olivia Marie Folsom, infant child of John and Julie Folsom of Henderson, died at 6:53 a.m. Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

Survivors include one sister, Alicia Folsom of Henderson; one brother, Shawn Folsom of Henderson; and her grandparents, Al and Jan Kenney of Henderson and John and Dorothy Folsom of Evansville.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Iva S. Mills

MORGANFIELD -- Iva S. Mills, 97, Morganfield, died at 4:15 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.

She was a member of Morganfield Christian Church and was a teacher for 44 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Devella, who died in 1965.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Tommye Springer of Henderson and Jane Mills of Morganfield; one niece, Norma Albert of Morganfield; and two friends who cared for her, Fannie McAllister and Charles McAllister, both of Morganfield.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Gary Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson.

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

Lorraine (Massie) Warren

TROY, Ohio -- Lorraine (Massie) Warren, 65, Troy, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2000, at Vandalia Park nursing home in Vandalia, Ohio.

She was a member of Troy Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Adra Warren.

Survivors include one daughter, Valryn K. Bush of Vandalia; one son, James A. Warren Jr. of Cincinnati; one sister, Betty Dickerson of Henryville, Ind.; one brother, Donald Massie of Louisville; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Baird Funeral Home in Troy. The Rev. Steve Thornton will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Troy.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimers Association.

Rev. John Walaskay

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- The Rev. John Walaskay, 88, Plymouth, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at his home here.

He was pastor of United Assembly of God Church in Plymouth for more than 50 years and was retired from the Burroughs Corp.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Ruth.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Jane Cochran and Eva Wortz, both of Belleville, Mich.; three sons, John Walaskay of Hamburg, Mich., David Walaskay of Henderson and James Walaskay of Normal, Ill.; two stepsons, Jim Lucas of Florida and Michael Perry of Adrian, Mich.; one brother, Daniel Walaskay of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; 27 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Ken Hubbard will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to United Assembly of God Church, the Walaskay Recreation Building at the church or the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice.

Carolyn Rae Hughes Ligon

Carolyn Rae Hughes Ligon, 58, Henderson, died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

She was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Frank; one daughter, Lisa Denton of Robards; three sons, Barry Ligon of Newburgh, and Tony Ligon and Jason Ligon, both of Henderson; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Revs. Ferd Elfreich, Robert Haire and Don Berry will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, anytime Thursday and until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Kentucky Baptist Home for Children.

L. Kermit B. King
L. Kermit B. King, 76, Henderson, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Jerusalem Masonic Lodge No. 9 A & FM. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was retired from Big Rivers Corporation.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jeannine; one daughter, Mitzi Tomlingson of Henderson; one son, Michael King of Henderson; one brother, Breva King of Sturgis; three grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

Services are pending at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice or First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Bennie H. "Chicken" Higginson
MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Bennie Hobart "Chicken" Higginson, 99, Mayfield, formerly of Waverly, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2000, at Jackson Purchase Medical Center here.

He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly and was retired from Winters & Higginson Barber Shop in Henderson. He was a native of Union County.

Survivors include two daughters, Bennetta Jones and Cathy Woolridge, both of Mayfield; three sons, William C. Higginson and Tommie Higginson, both of Mayfield, and Johnnie Higginson of California City, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Marion Stubblefield of Paducah; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. The Rev. Bob Willett will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mason Memorial Chapel in Mayfield, and from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel in Henderson.

Mason Memorial Chapel in Mayfield is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel H. Bruner
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. -- Samuel H. Bruner, 90, formerly of Henderson, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2000, at his home here.

He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple.

Survivors include his wife, Laveda; two daughters, Theresa L. Nitt of Morehead City and Nancy Langley of Henderson; one sister, Rosie Chester of Bradenton, Fla.; one brother, Crit Bruner of Henderson; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Joseph Tricquet will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

Clyde Haire

Clyde Haire, 71, Henderson, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at his home.

Survivors include one daughter, Mona Lisa Ritch of Henderson; one sister, Maxine Gibson of Henderson; one brother, Eugene Haire of Philpot; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Presbyterian Cemetery in Hebbardsville. The Rev. Jerry Pearcy will officiate. Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Martha Kunz
Mary Martha Kunz, 97, Henderson, died at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Henderson and was retired from the Bear Brand Hosiery Mill.

Survivors include one sister, Willa Duncan of Henderson, and one niece.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. J. Douglas Blair will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Lucy "Lacer" Bryant
PROVIDENCE, Ky. -- Lucy "Lacer" Bryant, 82, Providence, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Country Meadows Nursing Home here.

She attended the Christian Worship Center in Providence.

Survivors include one son, Marshall Bryant of Providence; one daughter, Joy Hamby of Providence; one sister, Flora "Tess" Hohimer of Henderson; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Towsend-Jones Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Ralph Chaney will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Providence.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Billy G. "Jelly Bean" Oglesby

Billy G. "Jelly Bean" Oglesby, 70, Henderson, formerly of Union County, died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

Survivors include two sisters, Joyce Booth of Henderson and Georgia Wells of Pride, Ky.

Services are pending at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Donald Ray Peek
OWENSBORO -- Donald Ray Peek, 64, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at his home here.

A member of First Baptist Church in Owensboro, he enjoyed playing guitar and singing music with a cross country band for nursing homes. He also enjoyed photography and card and letter writing. He was a printer, formerly employed with Progress Printing Company and Greenwell Chisholm.

He was preceded in death by a son, Donald R. Peek II, who died in 1962.

Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Lynn Jenkins and Gina Denise Millay, both of Owensboro, and Cindy Dean Flester of Henderson; one son, Leslie Raymond Peek of Owensboro; two sisters, Maybell Chapman and Brenda Wells, both of Owensboro; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro. The Rev. Bob Farmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Hospice Association, 723 Harvard Drive, Owensboro, KY, 42301 or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Corinne Kemp
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Corinne Kemp, 93, Bowling Green, formerly of Dixon, died at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Medco Center of Bowling Green.

A member of First Baptist Church in Dixon, she was a former Webster County Court Clerk.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Chesley Kemp Sr.

Survivors include one son, Dr. Chesley Kemp of Bowling Green; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. Bob Bridges will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Dixon.

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

Alice Katherine Watson

Alice Katherine Watson, 83, Henderson, died at 3 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was an active member of Presbyterian Church of Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl H., who died in 1960.

Survivors include three sisters, Cornelia S. Pruitt and Elaine S. Galloway, both of Henderson, and Irma S. Day of Clearwater, Fla.; nieces and nephews.

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

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Presbyterian Church of Henderson Building Fund or to a favorite charity.

Sterling B. Vaughn
Sterling B. Vaughn, 83, Henderson, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of Lawndale Baptist Church and was a World War II U.S. Army Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Amy.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Wessel and Debbie Morris, both of Evansville and Cindy Brantley of Henderson; two sons, Ronald M. Vaughn of Henderson and Donald Vaughn of Hawaii; one brother, Phil Vaughn of Henderson; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Anthony Anguish will officiate. Burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery, with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

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

Pallbearers will be Dax Brantley, Rick Combest, Mark Sauer, Barry Burton, John Marshall and Eric Vaughn.

Margaret R. Jenkins
SEBREE -- Margaret R. Jenkins, 88, Sebree, formerly of Owensboro, died at 9:25 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2000, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree.

A homemaker, she was a member of First Christian Church in Owensboro, a lifetime member of the Homemakers of Owensboro and the women's CYF-Berean Sunday School class.

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

Survivors include three daughters, Jane Marie Jenkins, Joyce Beard and Jennie Ellis, all of Henderson; eight grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.

Oscar Raymond Bolton
LEITCHFIELD -- Oscar Raymond Bolton, 77, Leitchfield, formerly of Henderson, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.

He was a retired truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Camille, who died Dec. 24, 1999.

Survivors include one son, Frederick Bolton of Henderson; his caretaker, Harry W. Boyd of Leitchfield; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. The Rev. Delmar Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Duff Cemetery.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Earl G. Writtenberry
MARION, Ky. -- Earl G. Writtenberry, 76, Marion, formerly of Corydon, died at 10:14 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.

He attended Freedom Baptist Church and was a member of Marion Masonic Lodge No. 256. He was a Kentucky Colonel, Shriner and former volunteer fire chief for the Corydon Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by an infant son.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline; six daughters, Glenda Moore and Paula Tipton, both of Henderson, Kathy Williams of Marion, Linda Boster of Sebree, Janey Webb and Carolyn Blanford, both of Dixon; one sister, Lorene Escue of Marion; 10 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. The Revs. Robert Phillips, Jack Dodson and Keith Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Rosebud Cemetery in Crittenden County.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic Rites will be held at 6 p.m. today.

Jack B. Reynolds
GRAND RIVERS, Ky. -- Jack B. Reynolds, 72, Grand Rivers, died at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

A member of Pisgah Methodist Church, he was owner of Twin Lakes Cottages and member of the Nature Conservancy. He was a Kentucky Colonel, former Scoutmaster and former wildlife photographer.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Bettye Lou Settlemoire Reynolds; two sons, Jack B. Reynolds Jr. of Evansville and Richard Allen Reynolds of Hopkinsville; one sister, Ruth Warner of Evansville; one brother, William Reynolds of Evansville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 6 p.m. today at Filbeck-Cann Funeral Home in Benton. The Revs. Grant Sullivan and Jack Reynolds Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson at noon on Sunday.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Lourdes Hospice in Paducah.

Jennie Carol Mitchell Scott
LOUISVILLE -- Jennie Carol Mitchell Scott, 82, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at her home here.

A native of Reed, she was retired from Lane Bryant and Standard Foods. She was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Louisville where she sang in the Resurrection Choir.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Carol "Missie" White of Hammond, La., Jennie M. Pank of Greensburg, Ind., and Josephine "Jo" Scott; two sons, Brandon Scott of Tulsa and Jim Scott of Metairie, La.; one sister, Rebecca S. Payne of Arkansas; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. EST Monday at St. Barnabas Church in Louisville. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum in Louisville.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ratterman Funeral Home in Louisville.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Mass of the Air.

H. Wayne Williams
NASHVILLE -- H. Wayne Williams, 62, Nashville, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, after a short illness.

A native of Henderson and graduate of Barret High School in 1955 where he was active in the band, he earned his B.S. degree in Business from Bowling Green Business University and his MBA from Western Kentucky University. He retired in 1999 as Director of the State of Tennessee's Local Finance Division after 23 years of service. Prior to that, he was affiliated with DuPont and with Meharry Medical College as Director of the Maternal/Child Health Project in Botswana. He served in Okinawa with the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife Earline; one son, Matthew Wayne Williams; nieces and nephews.

Services were held Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Chapel of Roses in Nashville. The Rev. Edward Britt officiated. Burial was in Middle Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery in Nashville.

Nephews served as pallbearers.

Woodlawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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