Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Harold Richard Childress

PROVIDENCE -- Harold Richard Childress, former Webster County judge, 79, Providence, died at 11:50 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000 at Life Care Center in Winter Haven, Fla.

He was a member of the Providence City Council and school board. He also had served as county magistrate for many years. A member of General Baptist Church for 60 years, he was a former deacon. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Masons, VFW and the American Legion in Providence. He was also a well driller for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Imogene; two daughters, Sharon Smithson of Auburndale, Fla., and Lynda Zoellner of Treasure Island, Fla.; one son, Larry Childress of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Margaret Whelan of Evansville; three brothers, Kenneth Childress of Madisonville and Howard Childress and Lowell Childress, both of Providence; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Townsend-Jones Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Barry Cullen and Bro. Chip Palmer will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Providence.

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

Pallbearers will be members of the VFW and American Legion.

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

Jack Hammond
Jack Hammond, 71, Henderson, died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

A member of Community Baptist Church, he was also a member of Jerusalem Lodge No. 9 and was retired from Whirlpool after 33 years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jane; one daughter, Julie Russell of Henderson; one son, Audie Hammond of Henderson; three sisters, Pat Lucan and Maxeen Bullock, both of Henderson, and Betty Ellis of Oklahoma City; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. John Dunaway will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

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

Benny Gibson
Benny Gibson, 62, Henderson, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

Survivors include three sisters, Patsy Sherrill, Pauline Ervin and June Fulkerson, all of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. John Conn will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Josie LaNeve
SULLIVAN -- Josie LaNeve, 94, Sullivan, died at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Union County.

She was the oldest member of Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Rebecca Peace Lodge, White Shrine and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. She taught school for 35 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy LaNeve Sr., who died in 1961; and a son, Leroy LaNeve Jr., who died in 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, Joetta Breeding of Sullivan and Jean Sauve' of Lake Placid, Fla.; two sons, Nathan LeNeve of Clay and Cecil LaNeve of Providence; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sullivan. Burial will be in Sullivan Community Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Sullivan Community Cemetery or Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Emma Lucille French
MORGANFIELD -- Emma Lucille French, 81, Morganfield, died at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred D. Stone, who died in 1966; and her second husband, Alvin Gabrial French, who died in 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy McBride of Henderson and Helen Roberta Davis of Ocean Springs, Miss.; one son, Bill Stone of Madisonville; one sister, Josie Mason of Evansville; one brother, Joe T. Jones; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery.

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

Teresa M. Heerdink Ashby
EVANSVILLE -- Teresa M. Heerdink Ashby, 101, Evansville, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Good Samaritan Home here.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Benedict's Cathedral and the Legion of Mary at St. Benedict's. She was a baby-sitter for 20 years and had worked at Servel during World War II. She had also worked at the Salvation Army and the Temple Cigar Factory.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvia Ashby, who died in 1947; two daughters, Agnes Knight, who died in 1982, and Joan Frazier, who died in 1990.; and by a son, James E. Ashby, who died in 1994.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Chapman of Henderson and Anita J. Kissel of Evansville; one son, Norman D. Ashby of Henderson; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Miller and Miller Colonial Chapel in Evansville. The Rev. Harold Hammerstein will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where a rosary service will be held at 3 p.m. today.

Dora Collins

Dora Collins, 89, Henderson, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Methodist Hosptial.

She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church and was a former member of V.D. Kennedy Circle.

Survivors include her caregivers, Robert and Beverly Chambers of Henderson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Esters will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

A wake service will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Young Funeral Home in Owensboro is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah Syers Roberts
STURGIS -- Beulah Syers Roberts, 92, Sturgis, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Sturgis, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a former PTA president and Girl Scout leader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. "Shorty" Roberts, who died in 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Bette Rayburn and Mary Ann Rodgers, both of Sturgis; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. The Rev. Ken Berggren will officiate. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

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

Corinne Cole
PROVIDENCE -- Corinne Cole, 91, Providence, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Four Courts Senior Center in Louisville.

She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Providence, where she was president of Women's Missionary Union, a Sunday school teacher and had worked as a Sunday school secretary for 20 years. She also worked as an Avon representative and was a member of the Little Bethel Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Labe, who died in 1995; and a son, Jimmie, who died in 1992.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Sue Winstead of Dixon; two sons, the Rev. Donald Cole of Brandenburg, Ky., and Darrell Cole of Woodbine, Md.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Townsend-Jones Funeral Home in Providence. The Revs. Jerry Easley and Roger Felker 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.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Four Courts Senior Center in Louisville.

Mary Elizabeth Agnew

Mary Elizabeth Agnew, 85, Henderson, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a retired bookkeeper for PB&S Chemical.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Decker, who died August 13, 1995.

Survivors include one sister, Kathryn Shiver of Henderson; one brother, James W. Cunningham of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Covington "Cup" Overfield
Covington "Cup" Overfield, 95, Henderson, died at midnight Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Lakeshore Meadows in Nashville, Tenn.

He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Baptist Temple, where he belonged to the Gideon Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Gertrude Whelan Overfield; one daughter, Judith Overfield Jacobs of Nashville; one son, Ronald E. Overfield of Nashville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Glenn Riggs will officiate. Entombment will be in the Fernwood Cemetery Mausoleum.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Baptist Temple.

Pallbearers will be Austin Overfield, James Overfield, Doris Wilson, John Covington Overfield, Frank Vido, Stephen Cabell, Steve Ball and George Moss.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Gideon Sunday School Class.

Nellie Irene Suell
Nellie Irene Suell, 93, Henderson, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Medco Nursing Center.

She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Owen, who died October 23, 1989.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, including her caregiver, Dorothy Mathias of Henderson.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Glenn Riggs will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Baptist Temple.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie Mathias, Jimmy Mathias, Jimmy McGill, Brian Smith, Paul Smith and Eric McGill.


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