Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Karl Phillip "Moose" Hartung
Karl Phillip "Moose" Hartung, 83, Henderson, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Redbanks nursing home.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran, having served in China, Burma and India.
Survivors include one sister, Bertha Ann Hartung of Henderson; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Ben Guess will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Zion United Church of Christ.

Givens Phelps
Givens Phelps, 85, Henderson, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at his home.
He worked for Delker Bros. Furniture for 39 years and was a U.S. Air Force World War II veteran.
Survivors include one sister, Carmie Morris of Henderson; one brother, Taylor Phelps Sr. of Henderson; two caretakers, Linda Shelton and Roger D. Phelps, both of Henderson; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Jack Ross will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Alice Brisby
MORGANFIELD -- Alice Brisby, 75, Morganfield, died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Methodist Hospital here.
She was was employed with the U.S. Postal Service in Uniontown and had worked at Shacklette Greenhouse. She was also retired from the Union County Advocate after working there for 10 years.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Jim; two sons, Tinker Brisby and Billy Brisby, both of Uniontown; three sisters, Norma Hudaeck of Satellite Beach, Fla., Mabel Robinson of Waverly and Millie Colberly of Longmont, Colo.; one grandchild; and two stepgranddaughters.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Extended Care Unit of Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.

Margaret L. Kibby
WAVERLY -- Margaret L. Kibby, 96, Waverly, died at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William, who died in 1967.
Survivors include one daughter, Rita J. Kelly of Big Rock, Ill.; three sons, William Thomas Kibby of Naperville, Ill., and Robert S. Kibby and James E. Kibby, both of Alsip, Ill.; one sister, Ida Cruz of Owensboro; 21 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. The Rev. Bob Willett will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Waverly.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield, where prayers will be said at 6 tonight.

J.R. Powell
SEBREE -- J.R. Powell, 93, Sebree, died at noon Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.
He was president of Powell Lumber Co. and for 53 years served as director and vice president of Sebree Deposit Bank. He was also an independent oil operator and was owner and operator of Powell's Orchards. A member of Sebree First Baptist Church, he had served on the Sebree Independent School Board and the Sebree City Council.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maxine Smith Powell, who died 1940.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nixie Ledford Powell; one daughter, Jane Powell Warren of Sebree; two sons, James Robert Powell and William S. Powell, both of Sebree; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel. The Rev. Bob Hardison will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Sebree.
Friends may call from 3 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 of Dixon or to Sebree First Baptist Church.

James Powers Williams
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -- James Powers Williams, 82, North Richland Hills, formerly of Henderson, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at a hospital here.
He had owned furniture manufacturing plants in Kentucky and was a member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Clarice Ilene; one daughter, Judith Layne Brauer of North Richland Hills; one sister, Kittie Mae Pruitt of Kentucky; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brown, Owens and Brumley Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas. Burial will be in Bluebonnet Hill Memorial Park.

Druella Whitledge
Druella Whitledge, 99, Smith Mills, died at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at her home.
Survivors include one daughter, Camilla Riggs of Pride, Ky.; one son, Eldon Whitledge of Smith Mills; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Don Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Boxville Cemetery in Union County.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Joe Cummins
MARION, Ky. -- Joe Cummins, 52, Marion, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Survivors include two daughters, Melissa M. Cummins of Henderson and Peggy Cummins of Benton; one stepdaughter, Christy Eastwood of Marion; one sister, Mae Belle Sisk of Dawson Springs; four brothers, Alvin Gene Cummins of Madisonville, Clifton James Cummins of La Belle, Fla., J.T. Cummins of Henderson and Johnny Cummins; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was in Mexico Cemetery.

Alice Marie Earll
EVANSVILLE -- Alice Marie Earll, 82, Evansville, died at 3:39 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital here.
A member of Bethel Temple and Vanderburgh County Choral Club, she was a license branch employee. She was active in the Fairlawn PTA and was a volunteer for the Republican Party. She also taught ceramics and art at the YWCA and McDonald Hopeland.
Survivors include two daughters, Leah Schrombeck of Marengo, Ind., and Georgia Stiff of Columbus, Ind.; two sons, Larry Earll of Corydon and Randy Earll of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one sister, Diane Howard of Springfield, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Browning Funeral Home in Evansville. The Rev. R.R. Schwambach will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Association.

Clara Barbara Mellin
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -- Clara Barbara Mellin, 80, formerly of Henderson, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at the Intergrated Health Services of Pinellas Park.
A graduate of Western Kentucky University, she had been a substitute teacher for the Bernardsville School System in Bernardsville, N.J. She also taught music at Mount St. John Academy in Gladstone, N.J., and was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Pinellas Park where she was a Eucharistic minister.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent J., who died in 1969.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara McDonough of Laguna Niguel, Calif., Maribeth Mellin of San Diego, Calif., Jennifer Toth of Norwell, Mass., and Katherine Wasilewski of Basking Ridge, N.J.; two sons, William B. Mellin of Bernardsville and Thomas J. Mellin of Costa Mesa, Calif.; one sister, Katherine Smith of Largo, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bernardsville. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Basking Ridge, N.J.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home in Basking Ridge.

Marie Eleanor Durden
CERELUAN, Ky. -- Marie Eleanor Durden, 89, died at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville.
A Lutheran, she was retired from civil service in Fort Campbell, Ky.
Survivors include two sons, Robert E. Durden of Henderson and John R. Durden of Hopkinsville; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
There will be no funeral services.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Maddux Funeral Home in Hopkinsville.

Dorothy Pearce Norment
Dorothy Pearce Norment, 83, Henderson, died at 4:38 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Redbanks nursing home.
A member of the Presbyterian Church of Henderson, she was a retired assistant librarian at Henderson Community College. She was also the namesake of the Dorothy P. Norment Annual Classified Staff Award.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Norment Sr., who died Nov. 2, 1987.
Survivors include two sons, William B. "Ike" Norment Jr. of Henderson and George H. Norment of Lexington; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. J. Douglas Blair will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Henderson Community College Foundation, Inc.

Joseph Earl Puttman Jr.
Joseph Earl Puttman Jr., 76, Henderson, died at 3:27 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at his home.
A U.S. Army World War II and Korean War veteran, he was a Kentucky Colonel. He was also a member of Jerusalem Masonic Lodge No. 9, Scottish Rite, Rizpah Temple and Henderson Senior Citizens.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy; two daughters, Carolin "Bitsy" Abbott and Patricia "Patty" Coomes, both of Henderson; four sons, Joe E. Puttman III, Billy "Butch" Puttman and Jeffery "Jeff" Puttman, all of Henderson, and Rodney "Yogi" Puttman of Evansville, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Rebecca Curry will officiate.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice.

Jesse Burnett Ninness
Jesse Burnett Ninness, 82, Henderson, died at 7:13 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
He was a member of the Church of God and retired from Corbell Construction Co. after 34 years.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Zillie; three daughters, Jimmie Beck of Henderson, Carolyn Harris of Whiteland, Ind., and Patsy Liggett of Henderson; two sons, Bobby Hudson of Henderson and Jerry Hudson of Goodlettsville, Tenn.; one brother, Clarence Ninness of Stroud, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry "Bud" Breamer will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Roger Lee Hansbrough Sr.
MORGANFIELD -- Roger Lee Hansbrough Sr., 53, died at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at his home here.
He was a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; two daughters, Penny Cook and Elizabeth Hotuiz, both of Morganfield; two sons, Roger Hansbrough Jr. and William Hansbrough, both of Morganfield; one sister, Carolyn Webber of Tulsa, Okla.; four brothers, Richard Hansbrough, Joe Hansbrough, Donnie Hansbrough, and Jackie Hansbrough, all of Morganfield; one half-brother, Barney Utley of Morganfield; five grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cox and Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown, Ill. The Rev. Fred Mosley will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice.

Opal Brown
DIXON -- Opal Brown, 91, Dixon, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree.
She was a housewife and member of the Fairview Church of Christ in Dixon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Brown, who died in 1990.
Survivors include one daughter, Faye Wallace of Clay; two sons, Harold Brown and Marion Lee (Jack) Brown, both of Dixon; one sister, Lucille Hanor of Dixon; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Townsend Funeral Home with the Rev. Rex Childs officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dixon.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday. 

Carlos Lee Walker
CLAY -- Carlos Lee Walker, 61, Clay, died at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
A member of New Harmony Rocksprings Baptist Church in Wheatcroft, he was employed in the parts department at Central Auto in Clay.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy; one daughter, Loretta Walker of Clay; one stepdaughter, Tania Sigler of Providence; two sons, Allen Walker of Cadiz and Michael Walker of Slaughters; one stepson, Kenneth Crowley of Sperry, Okla.; six grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. Bob White will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Bobby L. Oliver
DIXON -- Bobby L. Oliver, 54, Dixon, formerly of Owensboro, died at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
Survivors include two brothers, Herman Oliver of Dixon and Jackie D. Oliver of Sullivan, Ind.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Iron Ore Cemetery in Yelvington, Ky.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Bobby L. Oliver Memorial Fund.

Kalon Michael Stone
Kalon Michael Stone, 4, Henderson, died at 1:43 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.
Survivors include his mother, Donna Stone of Henderson; his father, John Ervin of Henderson; one sister, Kimberly Stone at home; and his grandparents, Vickie and Chester Ervin of Reed and Betty and Ken Donaghy of Henderson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Tim Parks will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Frances Markham
MORGANFIELD -- Frances Markham, 83, Morganfield, died at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Methodist Hospital here.
A member of Morganfield Baptist Church, she was retired from the Union County Board of Education.
Survivors include one sister, Charlotte Strouse of Waverly, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Revs. Steve Thompson and Mark Galloway will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Bob Buckman
MORGANFIELD -- Bob Buckman, 89, died at 2:43 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at his home here.
A member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield, he had served as Morganfield City councilman from 1986 to 1993.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, who died in 1990.
Survivors include six daughters, Margaret French and Patricia Simms, both of Waverly, Frances Stone and Debbie Kellen, both of Morganfield, Bernadette Cowley of Schererville, Ind., and Doris Jackson of Uniontown; six sons, Donald Buckman, Bill Buckman and John Buckman, all of Waverly, Jim Buckman of Morganfield, Joseph Buckman of Napovine, Wash., and Charlie Buckman of Chicago; two sisters, Mary B. Sigler of Henderson and Martha Kanabel of Evansville; two brothers, Ulric Buckman and Utley Buckman, both of Waverly; 45 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice or to Shelter of Love Crisis Center.

Hattie Hanor
CLAY -- Hattie Hanor, 90, Clay, died at 9:02 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Shemwell Nursing Home in Providence.
She was a lifetime member of Slover Baptist Church in Dixon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carvil, who died in 1977.
Survivors include one grandson, Jimmy D. Hanor of Clay; two great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. Mack Gibson will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Joyce Mae Rakestraw Collins
MADISONVILLE -- Joyce Mae Rakestraw Collins, 55, Madisonville, died at 11:01 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Senior Citizens Nursing Home after a short illness.
A homemaker, she was a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple in Henderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Sr., who died in 1982.
Survivors include her companion, Donny Knight; two daughters, Denise Collins of Madisonville and Vicki Slugher of Evansville; one son, Francis " Frankie" Collins Jr. of Madisonville; three sisters, Christine Hill of Lady Lake, Fla., Dorothy Hale of Robards and Reva McConnell of Madisonville; four brothers, Eugene Rakestraw of York, Pa., Bobby Rakestraw of Monrovia, Md., Merle Rakestraw of Madisonville and Jerry Rakestraw of Slaughters; and two grandsons.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Slaughters-Hanson Chapel in Slaughters. The Rev. Bobby Sellers will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.


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