Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Brenda Ann Brown Greenwell

Brenda Ann Brown Greenwell, 46, Henderson, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2000, at her home here.

A member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, she worked for the Henderson Post Office for 15 years as a letter carrier and was a former member of Rawhide and Ruffles Dance Club. She was also a volunteer at the Henderson Fine Arts Center.

Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Jim A.; her mother and stepfather, Mary Louise and Bernie Brown of Evansville; one stepson, David Greenwell of Evansville; one sister, Sue Greenwell of Evansville; one stepsister, Sue O'Neal of Yankeetown, Ind.; two brothers, Eddie Ray Brown of Bell Buckle, Tenn., and Charles Kenneth Brown of Evansville; one stepbrother, Jimmy Brown of Evansville; three stepgrandsons; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Entombment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where prayers will be said at 7 p.m. tonight.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Sarah Walker Greenleaf

Sarah Walker Greenleaf, 90, Henderson, died at 4:12 a.m. Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was retired from Gibbs Tool and Die after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church where for more than 75 years she served in many capacities, including as an usher, a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the senior choir and Circle No. 4.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elliott "Babe," who died in 1964.

She is survived by a niece who was her caregiver, Laura Sterling of Henderson; one other niece; three nephews; and cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church. The Rev. Anthony Brooks will officiate. A wake service will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Oscar L. "Red" Griffin

Oscar L. "Red" Griffin, 69, Henderson, died at 7 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2000, at his home here.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Alcoa Aluminum. He was a member of Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church, Jerusalem Lodge No. 9 and Rizpah Shrine Temple in Madisonville.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia, who died in 1951.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheri Mitchell of Clay, and Cathy Hargis of Naples, Fla.; one son, Randy Griffin of Providence; three sisters, Ann Harwood of Henderson, Mary Burris of Hanson and Louise Greenwell of St. Genevieve, Mo.; two brothers, Leaman Griffin of Providence and Jerry Griffin of Silver Springs, Fla.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Shriner's Children's Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45229-3095.

Edward E. Bonnell

Edward E. Bonnell, 91, Henderson, died at 11:40 a.m. Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and was retired from Sani-Clean.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, who died Nov. 23, 1992; and one daughter, Delores Jean Utley, who died June 30, 1999.

Survivors include one son, Ronald David Bonnell of Columbia, S.C.; one sister, Catherine Bonnell Strong of Plymouth, England; three brothers, Carl F. Bonnell and Louis A. Bonnell, both of Henderson, and Bert Bonnell of Evansville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Patterson will officiate.

Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Franklin L. McCormick

Franklin L. McCormick, 59, Henderson, died at 1:55 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Elk's Lodge No. 206. He was also a conductor/brakeman for CSX Railways.

Survivors include one daughter, Terri Lynn Betz of Evansville; two sons, Timothy Allen McC-ormick and Tracy Lee McCormick, both of Henderson; his mother, Edna Mae McCormick of Henderson; one sister, Alice Faye "Tinky" Newman of Henderson; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Lula Dee Martin Cartwright

Lula Dee Martin Cartwright, Henderson, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She retired from civil service and was a kindergarten teacher at both Mudge Elementary School at Fort Knox and in Florida. She was a member of First Christian Church in Henderson. In 1934, she started a nursery school in Hartford, Ky., and in 1936 she was the director of the WPA Nursery School in Hartford.

Survivors include two daughters, Lena Jo "Lenee" Bowen of Henderson and Margaret Ireland of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Jo-Anne Saxton of Henderson; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford, Ky.

There will be no visitation.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Ireland, Charlie Dees, Trevor Ireland, Kevin Ireland, Patrick Lay, Chris Boone, Frank Martin and Otto W. Ranney.

Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford is in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Sheffer Luckett

MORGANFIELD -- Ellen Sheffer Luckett, 84, Morganfield, died at 10:48 p.m. Monday, May, 1, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Union County.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burch.

Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Wolfe of Waverly and Aileen Willett of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann Catholic Church. The Rev. Patrick M. Bittel will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery in Morganfield.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after noon Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield, where prayers will be said at 6:30 tonight.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Vincent DePaul or to St. Ann School.

Daniel Jesse Morris

Daniel Jesse Morris, 78, Henderson, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Ann Craig of Robards; two sons, Phillip Morris and David Morris, both of Henderson; one brother, Milton Morris of New Bedford, Mass.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

Gertie Lee Wetzel
Gertie Lee Wetzel, 70, Henderson, died at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

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

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Henshaw and Rose Mary Crooks, both of Henderson; one son, Kenneth Crooks of Henderson; four sisters, Carolyn Wheeler of Henderson, E.F. Hicks of Dolton, Ill., Mildred Forebush of Phoenix, Ariz., and Virgie Maxwell of Jonesboro, Ark.; one brother, Kenny Hicks of Terre Haute, Ind.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 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 Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

Rayburn Hobgood
MORGANFIELD -- Rayburn Hobgood, 91, Morganfield, formerly of Nebo, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Wellington Parc in Owensboro.

He was an avid fisherman and a dozier operator at Ohio 11 mine in Union County.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Hope; one daughter, Sue Pollock of Middletown, Ky.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Bob Dunlop will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.

Lee Brennon Edwards
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Lee Brennon Edwards, 22, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at his home here.

He attended the Delta Program at State College Area High School.

Survivors include one son, Killian Zachary Inhoof of Bellefonte, Pa.; his mother, Jackie Charlene McGaha Edwards of State College, Pa.; his father, Jerry L. Edwards of Henderson; one sister, Jimmi L. "Neici" Edwards of State College, Pa.; and his great-grandmother, Clisty Cates of Henderson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Koch Funeral Home in State College, Pa. The Rev. Donald C. Crider will officiate.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 302, Howard, PA, 16841.

June Adams

June Adams, 39, Henderson, died at 1:40 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

She was a member of Ambassador Baptist Church in Henderson.

Survivors include her fiancé, Curtis Honaker of Henderson; two sons, Andrew Adams and Alex Adams, both of Henderson; her mother, Doris Adams of Henderson; three sisters, Deanna Denton of Bloomington, Ill., Marilyn Woodard of Robards and Susan Jordan of Henderson; one brother, Kevin Adams of Robards; her grandmother, Frieda Dauby of Sun City, Ariz.; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Revs. Don Berry and Wayne Denton will officiate. Burial will be Fairmont Cemetery.

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

Sylvia E. Stuart

Sylvia E. Stuart, 84, Henderson, formerly of Waseca, Minn., died Tuesday, May 3, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Waseca and was a graduate of Waseca High School. She was a longtime employee of Birds Eye in Waseca.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David; and a daughter, Sharon Kramer, who died in 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Walker of Henderson and Lorna Rubenstein of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca. The Rev. Vicki Hultine will officiate.

McRaith Funeral Home in Waseca is in charge of arrangements.

John "J.W." Snyder Jr.
GRANGERTOWN, Ky. -- John "J.W." Snyder Jr., 71, Grangertown, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was a member of Grangertown Baptist Church and was a retired coal miner. He served in the U.S. Army for four years and was a Korean War veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Gladys Marie; one daughter, Darlene Heavrin of Grove Center, Ky.; two sons, John Daniel Snyder of Marion and Warren Dale Snyder of Grangertown; his mother, Pearl Snyder of Henshaw, Ky.; two sisters, Gwen Quinn of Morganfield and Sylvia Ann Travis of Henshaw; four brothers, Bob Snyder of Uniontown, Eddie Snyder of Henshaw, Gary Wayne Snyder of Grove Center and Donald Ray Snyder of Sturgis; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grangertown Baptist Church. The Rev. John Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Grangertown Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Sunday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis.

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

Virginia Corbett

EVANSVILLE -- Virginia Corbett, 89, Evansville, died at 12:26 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Columbia Health Care Facility here.

She retired from Deaconess Hospital in 1976 and then became a caretaker for elderly persons. She was a charter member of Bethel Temple.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William C., who died May 17, 1972; and by one son, the Rev. James Holt, who died in 1990.

Survivors include one son, Frank R. Corbett of Evansville; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Alexander Funeral Home's North Chapel in Evansville. The Rev. R.R. Schwambach will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Evansville.

Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Bethel Temple Building Fund.

Milburn Ray Watkins

Milburn Ray Watkins, 68, Reed, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his home here.

He was a Kentucky Colonel and a retired contractor.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Delorse; three daughters, Cinda Cooper of Benton Harbor, Mich., Linda Barger of Owensboro and Glenda Watkins-Morris of Reed; one sister, Katherine Skaggs of Henderson; three brothers, Thomas Watkins, Sanford Watkins and Leo Watkins, all of Henderson; two grandsons; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Revs. J.W. Haire and Tony Payne will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Reed.

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

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

Pallbearers will be John Corum, Sam Robinson, Jerry Connolly, Robert Haire, Dickie Johnson and Glenn Thompson.

Edward Bethel Cohron

Edward Bethel Cohron, 91, Henderson, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of Jerusalem Masonic Lodge No. 9. He retired from Swift Packing Co. in 1964 and retired in 1975 from Methodist Hospital, where he was a security guard.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Nina; one daughter, Joyce Bingemer of Henderson; two sons, James E. Cohron Sr. of Winder, Ga., and Ronald L. Cohron of Ocala, Fla.; one sister, Mae Jacobs of Henderson; one brother, Herbert O. Cohron Jr. of Henderson; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Pollack will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church.

Thomas Larry Beck

Thomas Larry Beck, 61, Henderson, died at 1:42 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, the American Legion Worsham Post No. 40 and Moose Lodge No. 732. He was a Kentucky Colonel and Honorary Admiral of the Waterways. He served in the U.S. Navy and coached youth football in the 1970s.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Melva L.; three stepdaughters, Debra Burdon of Henderson, Natasha Bowman of Dayton, Texas, and B.J. Tomberlin of Nauvoo, Ala.; three sons, Thomas Larry Beck Jr., Michael Craig Beck and Edward Neal Beck, all of Henderson; four sisters, Catherine Gaines, Scarlett Herron and Linda Fulkerson, all of Henderson, and Naomi Harris of Indianapolis; three brothers, Pete Beck, Calvin Beck and Alvin Beck, all of Henderson; 11 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in Smith Mills Cemetery in Smith Mills with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

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 First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Drucilla Dixon Hancock

Drucilla Dixon Hancock, 86, Henderson, died at 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church and the senior choir. She was a homemaker and graduate of Douglass High School.

Survivors include one son, Frankie Moore of Henderson; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel. The Rev. Anthony Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home.

John H. Cheatham

STURGIS -- John H. Cheatham, 73, Sturgis, formerly of Morganfield, died at 4:54 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Union County.

He was a longtime employee at the Ford Garage in Morganfield.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Earl Cheatham, who died in 1955.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; two daughters, Terri Moman and Rose Thompson, both of Sturgis; one son, Jerry Cheatham of Morganfield; two brothers, Ollie Cheatham of Nashville and Charles Cheatham of California; five grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

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

Betty Louise Augustus

NEWTON, Ill. -- Betty Louise Augustus, 59, Newton, died at 2:25 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, at her home here.

She was a retired teller from First National Bank in Newton. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, church choir, Newton Chapter No. 497 Order of the Easter Star Past Matron, American Legion Auxiliary, Jasper Unit Board of the American Cancer Society and founder of the Jasper County Cancer Support Group.

Survivors include her husband John "Bill"; three daughters, Linda Fulkerson and Margaret Anderson, both of Henderson, and Rose Augustus of Teutopolis, Ill.; her father, Elmer Calhoun of Owensboro; three brothers, Charles Marcy of Kingwood, W.Va., and James Calhoun and Elmer Calhoun Jr., both of Portland, Ore.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in Newton. The Rev. Frank Ogdon will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Newton, where an Eastern Star Service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.

William L. O'Bryant

KNOX, Ind. -- William L. O'Bryant, 57, Knox, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Plymouth, Ind.

He worked for several years at Lock Joint Tube in South Bend, Ind. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Mellody; three daughters, Cindy Byrd of Napannee, Ind., Carolyn O'Bryant of Knox and Kristiana Ringer of Plymouth; five sons, Gary O'Bryant of Kentucky, Steven O'Bryant of Michigan City, Ind., Shawn O'Bryant of Plymouth; William O'Bryant II and Terry O'Bryant, both of Knox; one brother, Jackie O'Bryant of Kentucky; and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox. Burial will be in Eagle Creek Cemetery in Knox.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


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