Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Lorene Householder

MORGANFIELD -- Lorene Householder, 53, Morganfield, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Union County.

She was a housewife.

Survivors include her husband, Billy E. "Jack"; two daughters, Bobbie Jayne Wolfe of Morganfield and Trudy McConnell of Sebree; two sons, Billy Jack Householder of Morganfield and Jamie Conrad Jr. of Henderson; four sisters, Helen Tillotson and Mary Miller, both of Henderson, and Corene Householder and Loretta Duncan, both of Dixon; one half-brother, Lee Edward Jackson of Morganfield; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. Rick Oakley will officiate. Burial will be in Old Cedar Grove Cemetery in Tilden, Ky.

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

Mary Esther Gower

Mary Esther Gower, 76, Henderson, died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000 at Methodist Hospital.

She was a charter member of Eastview Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Meuth Jr., who died in April 1969.

Survivors include her husband, Hildred; one daughter, Susan Newman of Henderson; one son, Walter Meuth of Henderson; one stepdaughter, Freida Pryor of Henderson; two stepsons, Terrye Gower and Allan Gower, both of Henderson; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Nathan Whisnant will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Eastview Baptist Church Building Fund, 1017 Earl St., Henderson, Ky., 42420.

Jessie M. Long

Jessie M. Long, 87, Henderson, died at 5:51 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She had worked at Indiana Bell as a telephone operator and district assistant clerk.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen F., who died Oct. 12, 1999.

Survivors include one niece.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation.

Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice or to the Humane Society of Henderson County.

Ruby M. Phillips
Ruby M. Phillips, 82, Henderson, died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church, the Weselyn Fellowship Class and the Mary Martha Circle. She was an employee of the Henderson County school distrcit for 30 years.

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

Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Phillips, Carolyn Sue Phillips and Becky Jones, all of Henderson; two sons, Roy Phillips of Corydon and Jerry Phillips of Henderson; one sister, Mildred Walker of Henderson; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Pollack will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Orville Ray Phillips
Orville Ray Phillips, 69, Henderson, died at 1:50 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital, Select Speciality Unit.

He was a member of Ambassador Baptist Church where he served as deacon and music director. He was also a member of Henderson Breakfast Lions Club and was past president of Henderson Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. He was a Kentucky Colonel and had received an honorary doctorate of humanities in music.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Virginia; one stepson, Steve Reeder of Henderson; one sister, Augusta "Dee" Phillips of Henderson; three stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; one niece and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Baptist Temple. The Revs. Gary Brunson, Don Berry and Frank Declue will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Friends may also call after 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Ambassador Baptist Church Building Fund.

Oma Crowley Cobb
SEBREE -- Oma Crowley Cobb, 98, Sebree, formerly of Slaughters, died at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Colonial Terrace Health Care Facility here.

She the oldest member of Slaughters Missionary Baptist Church and had played the organ and piano at the Zion Brick Church. She was also a member of the Womens Missionary Union. She was retired from Turnsteads Manufacturing Inc. in Detroit, where she had owned and operated a boarding house.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amon H., who died in 1972; and a son, Edsel, who died in 1966.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Martin of Huntsville, Ala.; two sons, Madison H. Cobb of Henderson and Edward Leroy Cobb of Sebree; and two sisters, Viola Warren of Dixon and Curtis Davinport or Sebree.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. Bro. Sam Beeney and the Revs. Brad Rogers, David Alexander and Eugene Pillow will officiate. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Colonial Terrace Health Care Facility Activity Department.

Rev. J.C. Womack
MADISONVILLE -- The Rev. J.C. Womack, 81, died at 4:11 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2000, at his home here.

He was a retired Cumberland Presbyterian minister, having served since May 1946, and had held revivals in several states. A member of the Cumberland Presbytery, he held pastorites in Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and Kentucky. He was the former executive secretary and clerk for the Kentucky Synod, on which he served for 15 years.

Survivors include his wife, Rene; one daughter, Rhena Elizabeth Holeman of Henderson; three sons, Waymond Womack of Las Vegas, Jerry Womack of Madisonville and Tommy Womack of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Nannie Goode of Atoka, Tenn.; two brothers, the Rev. W.M. "Bill" Womack of Heber Springs, Ark., and Carlton Womack or Searcy, Ark.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Briar Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Muhlenburgh County. The Revs. Robert Truit, James Talley and Joe Vaught will officiate. Burial will be in Briar Creek Cemetery in Muhlenburgh County.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville and after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Briar Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Carl L. Greenwell
HERNANDO, Fla. -- Carl L. Greenwell, 74, Hernando, formerly of Baskett, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000.

A member of First Christian Church in Robards, he was a retired dry cleaner and a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.

Survivors include his companion, Ruth E. Ellard of Hernando; one daughter, Carol Jeanne Sharp of Gallatin, Tenn.; one son, Randy L. Greenwell of Henderson; two sisters, Mary L. Adams and Brenda Williams, both of Henderson; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation.

Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness Chapel in Inverness, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Wallace Barnard
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Wallace Barnard, 96, Pocatello, died Friday, April 14, 2000, at a local healthcare center here.

While he lived in Kentucky, he was employed as a lumber grader and later worked in school maintenance. He lived in Vista, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz., before coming to Pocatello to reside with his daughter. He enjoyed fishing and gardening and was a Jehovah's Witness.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline, who died in 1926; his second wife, Reva, who died in 1943; and two daughters, Ruth Marie and InaBelle.

Survivors include two daughers, Lauretta M. Willis of Cape Coral, Fla., and Jeanne Barrett of Pocatello; one son, Donald R. Barnard of Anderson, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Henderson-Cornelison Funeral Home in Pocatello is in charge of arrangements.

Ada Dixon Robertson Johnson

Ada Dixon Robertson Johnson, 98, Henderson, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home.

She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church, where she was on the Mother's Board, Senior Choir and Usher Board.

Survivors include two sons, Ernest Robertson and Maurice Robertson, both of Henderson; 20 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church. The Revs. Todd Robertson and Robert Estes will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Wake services will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia Lamb
MORGANFIELD -- Sylvia Lamb, 95, Morganfield, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Owensboro.

She was a member of Morganfield Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School for 27 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James, who died in 1967.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Ann Lee of Owensboro, Janie Sellers of Eddyville, Ky., and Margaret Maxwell of Junction City, Kan.; two sisters, Dorothy Bright of Morganfield and Vera Deering of Hickory, Ky.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one niece.

Arrangements are pending at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Edna Earl Duncan
WHITESBORO, Texas -- Edna Earl Duncan, 72, Whitesboro, formerly of Madisonville, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2000, at Community Medical Center in Sherman, Texas.

She was a housewife and member of Grace Baptist Church in Dixie, Texas.

Survivors include her husband, Grover; three daughters, Donna Rohrer of Denison, Texas, Charolette Newman of Hurst, Texas, and Tammy Stockton of Whitesboro, Texas; one son, Joe Duncan of Whitesboro, Texas; one sister, Faye Westerfield of Henderson; one brother, Ray Wallace of West Frankfort, Ill.; and 10 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, Texas. The Revs. Joe Patterson and Coy Stovall will officiate.

Friends may call from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro.

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

Katherine "Kate" Beyer Smith
LARGO, Fla. -- Katherine "Kate" Beyer Smith, formerly of Henderson, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at her home here.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Bailey.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Genelle Smith Gebhardt of Findlay, Ohio, Katherine C. Tessler of Frankenmuth, Mich., and Terry L. Smith of Largo, Fla.; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Moss-Feaster Funeral Home in Largo.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Florida Suncoast, 300 E. Bay, Largo, Fla. 33770-3770.

Paul Hutchings Neal
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Paul Hutchings Neal, 76, died Friday, April 21, 2000.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a Mason. He was a resident of Bakersfield, Calif., since the early 1950s and had retired from the Kern County Fire Department in 1984 after 30 years.

Survivors include one son, Steven Paul Neal of Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister Hildadean Busby of Red Bluff, Calif.; one brother Samuel R. Neal Jr. of Red Bluff, Calif.; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Mortuary in Bakersfield.

Hillcrest Mortuary in Bakersfield is in charge of arrangements.

Lowell L. Jacobs

Lowell L. Jacobs, 75, Henderson, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at his home.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, a 50-year member of the Jerusalem Masonic Lodge No. 9 and World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He was retired from Gulf Chemical and Eaton Axle.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Ruth Mills Jacobs; one son, Bradley L. Jacobs of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Barbara Hicks and Doris Cohron, both of Henderson; one brother, Volney Jacobs of Henderson; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Revs. Lon Oliver and Craig Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice or First Christian Church Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Paul "Popeye" Robertson

Paul "Popeye" Robertson, 69, Henderson, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000, at his home here.

He attended the East End Tabernacle and was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He had retired from Gamco.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Virginia; five daughters, Virginia "Sissy" Robertson, Lynn Skaggs and Cheri Skaggs, all of Henderson, Kay Milbrath and Joy Smith, both of Kingwood, W. Va.; one son, Paul Robertson Jr. of Gardner, Pa.; three sisters, Anna Mae Fringer and Katherine Fringer, both of Westminister, Md., and Helen Bankert of Hanover, Pa.; two brothers, Maurice Robertson of Westminister, Md., and Melvin Robertson of Waynesboro, Pa.; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Robert W. Powell

Robert W. Powell, 83, Little Dixie, died at 3:57 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and American Legion Worsham Post No. 40. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Lorene, who died September 6, 1989.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Myers of Little Dixie; one brother, James Humphrey Powell of Little Dixie; one granddaughter; one niece and one nephew.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Revs. J. Edward Bradley, Robert Fulcher and Richard Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tapp Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 6 p.m. today.

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

Thelma Ringo Smith

Thelma Ringo Smith, 76, Henderson, formerly of Bagdad, Ky., died at 10:03 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Medco Center of Henderson.

She was a member of Community Baptist Church and was a retired registered nurse and 4-H instructor.

Survivors include her husband, Clinton; one daughter, Sue Allen of Henderson; one son, Clinton "Hugh" Smith II of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Bette Moneypenny of Alabama; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. John Dunaway will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

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

Pearl Wilson Madden
Pearl Wilson Madden, 75, Henderson, died at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at Medco Center of Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvey; a daughter, Betty Summers; and a son, Billy Madden.

Survivors include one daughter, Joann Kurtz of Henderson; two sisters, Ozell Stone of Henderson and Evelyn Jenkins of Dixon; one brother, James Wilson of Henderson; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Willard Clement will officiate. Burial will be in Old Cedar Grove Cemetery in Webster County.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mary Elizabeth Carmen
Mary Elizabeth Carmen, 84, Henderson, died 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Redbanks.

She was a member of Bellfield Baptist Church in Anthoston and was retired from Bear Brand Hosery Mill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Walter Carmen, who died March 20, 2000.

Survivors include three sons, Terry W. Carmen and Wendell R. Carmen, both of Henderson, and Jimmy Carmen of Joliet, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

George Dowell Gates
SEBREE -- George Dowell Gates, 76, Sebree, died at 12:35 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at Colonial Terrace Health Care Facility here.

He was a retired field engineer with National Linen Service in Atlanta and was a member of American Legion Post 243 in Sebree.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Louise Deason Gates; one son, Lawrence Joseph Gates of Garland, Texas; one brother, Jim Gates of Griffin, N.C.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. The Rev. John Huntington will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Sebree.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the activities department of Colonial Terrace Health Care Facility.


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