Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Lucille Mathis

Lucille Mathis, 71, Henderson, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of Airline Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Marlin; one stepdaughter, Kathryn Ann Monsour of Morganfield; one son, George Edward Large of Henderson; one stepson, Frank Mathis of Zion; one sister, Betty Ann Powell of Campbellsville, Ky.; three brothers, Bobby Yates, Jim Yates and L.M. Yates, all of Henderson; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rudy Rowland Funeral Home. The Revs. Ray Werline and J.T. Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Virgil Lee Wilson
Virgil Lee Wilson, 60, Henderson, died at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

He was retired from Littrell Gas Station.

He was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine; four daughters, Judy Steinmetz and Belinda Powell, both of Henderson, Debbie Wilson of Sebree and Kathy Aud of Atlanta; three stepdaughters, Jean Huffines and Sue Floyd, both of Henderson, and Malinda Davis of Sebree; three sons, Steve Wilson and Mike Wilson, both of Henderson, and David Wilson of Sebree; five stepsons, Richard Lingerfelt, Robert Lingerfelt, Samuel Lingerfelt and Ernest Lingerfelt, all of Henderson, and Thomas Lingerfelt of Bowling Green; two sisters, Linda Nickles and Hazel Martin, both of Sebree; three brothers, Joe Wilson of Sebree, John Wilson of Harold, Ind., and Jack Wilson of Henderson; 35 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Lloyd Littrell will officiate. Burial will be in Corydon Cemetery in Corydon.

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

Pallbearers will be Richard Lingerfelt, Robert Lingerfelt, Thomas Lingerfelt, Samuel Lingerfelt, Ernest Lingerfelt, Kenny Ray Meadors, Johnny Meadors and John Sutton.

Paul Thomas Powell
Paul Thomas Powell, 44, Henderson, died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Nakia Todd and Betsy Powell, both of Henderson; two sons, Derek Powell of Henderson and Paul E. Powell of Evansville; his mother, Mary Catherine Powell of Henderson; four sisters, Carolyn House, Linda Floyd, Jane Jeffries and Bonnie Ligon, all of Henderson; seven brothers, Norman Powell, David Powell, Glenn Powell and Phillip Powell, all of Henderson, Mike Powell of Anthoston, Robert Powell of Corydon and Ronnie Powell of Locksburg, Ark.; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Revs. Paul Pike Powell and Andy Ausenbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and until 9:30 a.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. today.

Raymond W. Cavanah
DIXON -- Raymond W. Cavanah, 74, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at his home here.

He was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Lee Cavanah.

Survivors include one daughter, Helen E. O'Neil of Mount Vernon, Ind.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. Morris Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson.

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

Mary Wanda Walker

PROVIDENCE -- Mary Wanda Walker, 67, Providence, died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Colonial Terrace nursing home in Sebree.

She was a member of Primitive Baptist Church in Providence.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe E.

Survivors include one son, James Yates of Providence; two stepdaughters, Dianne Niupulusu and Geraldine Stone, both of Providence; one stepson, Joe David Walker of Providence; three sisters, Brenda Waide of Evansville, Carolyn Sue Waide of Houston and Janet Doam of Los Angeles; one brother, Wayne Waide of Evansville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Townsend-Jones Funeral Home in Providence. The Bros. Barry Cullen and John Mosley will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice, P.O. Box 305, Dixon, Ky., 42409.

Shelby Clinton Collard
LOUISVILLE -- Shelby Clinton Collard, 66, Louisville, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Caritas Medical Center here.

He worked as a truck driver and was a member of Teamsters Local 89.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann "Cripps" Collard; three daughters, Janice Goatley, Judy Sams and Jane Rideout; three sisters, Lula Tate, Gladys Walther and Mary Ann Counterman; one brother, Frank Collard Jr.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rogers Funeral Home in Clarkson, Ky.

Burial will be in Meeting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Hardin County.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Arch L. Heady Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of arrangements.

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

Joseph Wayne Welden
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- Joseph Wayne Welden, 34, Newburgh, formerly of Morganfield, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2000, in Evansville.

He attended Bethel Temple in Evansville and was employed by Laborers Union Local 516.

Survivors include his mother, Pat Cambron of Newburgh; his father, Ron Welden of Indiana; and two brothers, Darrel Welden of Dillon, S.C., and John Cambron of Morganfield.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Brent Nicholson will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery in Morganfield.

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

Shirley May Lloyd Watson

Shirley May Lloyd Watson, 62, Henderson, died at 4:02 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville after a long illness with leukemia.

She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and was a staffing secretary at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Harold; one daughter, Sherilyn L. Garrard of Evansville, one son, Harold George Watson Jr. of Bridgeton, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Bonita A. Coghill of Henderson; two sisters, Patricia A. Albanese and Mary Frances DeRosa, both of Springfield, Ill.; two brothers, Harvey Byron Lloyd Jr. and William J. Lloyd, both of Springfield; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon Monday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. Andy Ausenbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday, and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church.

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

Pallbearers will be Joe Albanese, Tony Albanese, Andy Anderson, Tim Coghill, Bill Lloyd Jr., Brad Lloyd, Mark Lloyd, Pepper Lloyd and Dwayne Anderson.

Martha Ellen Hayes Denton
Martha Ellen Hayes Denton, 54, Henderson, died at 5:45 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2000, at her home.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Although she began her 27-year teaching career at Jefferson Elementary School, the majority of her service was at Bend Gate Elementary School, where she retired in 1998 after 20 years.

She was one of the first teachers to serve on the Bend Gate Site Based Decision-Making Council. She was selected by the Kentucky Department of Education to appear in an instructional video regarding the functions of SBDM councils. She also served as a resource mentor for student teachers and was a member of the Kentucky Education Association.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Barry; one sister, Linda McCool of Evansville; and one nephew.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Rebecca Curry will officiate. Entombment will be in Fairmont Mausoleum.

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

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

Elmer Blakeman
Elmer Blakeman, 89, Henderson, died at 9:40 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a farmer and owned and operated Blakeman Seed Farm.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary; one daughter, Gail Hahn of Henderson; one son, Eric Blakeman of Henderson; one sister, Christine Hall of LaGrange, Ky.; one brother, W.C. Blakeman of Garrard County, Ky.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday and until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Carl Dempewolf, Jack Davis, Eugene Spencer, Bobby Stone, Larry Simon and Jay Mitchell.

Caroline Clore Wilson
Caroline Clore Wilson, 76, Henderson, died at 12:10 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was a Methodist Hospital Auxiliary volunteer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Wilson Jr., who died in 1996.

Survivors include four sons, W. Cassidy Wilson III and S. Kurtis Wilson, both of Henderson, C. Graeme Wilson of St. Charles, Mo., and Gregory C. Wilson of Fairfax Station, Va.; one brother, Duncan Clore of Hopkinsville; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Gordon Morrison will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and until 2 p.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or St. Anthony's Hospice.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Carolyn Swaney
CLAY -- Carolyn Swaney, 66, died at 8:20 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clay.

Survivors include her husband, Tom; two daughters, Susan Rich and Sara Davis, both of Clay; her mother, Nellie Vaughn of Sebree; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in Webster County.

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

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

Rulith L. "Boots" Morse Jr.
LEBANON, Mo. -- Rulith L. "Boots" Morse Jr., 60, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his home here.

Survivors include his fiancee, Linda Basnett; his mother, Irene Morse of Providence; one brother, Mickey R. Morse of Providence; and three nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Sam Simmons will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Providence.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

William Joseph Chovanec
HILLSBORO BEACH, Fla. -- William Joseph Chovanec, 87, Hillsboro Beach, formerly of Henderson, died Thursday, June 1, 2000.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Appel Chovanec.

Survivors include three daugthers, Laura Hinshaw of Lighthouse Point, Fla., Jane Magnus of Henderson and Judy Toy of Kapaa, Hawaii; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Pompano Beach, Fla. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Patsy A. Boyd

Patsy A. Boyd, 65, Henderson, died at 10:59 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Haynes; two daughters, Anna Sue Moore of Evansville and Donna Marie Sibling of Henderson; five sons, Jerry Carter, Danny Carter and Tony Carter, all of Evansville, and Derrick Haynes and Chad Haynes, both of Henderson; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Reeda F. Williamson
SEBRING, FLA. -- Reeda F. Williamson, 79, Sebring, died Thursday, June 1, 2000.

She was a homemaker and member of Grace Bible Church in Sebring.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Elizabeth Ann Miller of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; one son, Dr. Howard S. Jones Jr. of Sebring; one stepson, Frank W. Williamson Jr. of Okeechobee, Fla.; one sister, Minnie Ora Collier of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Joe Walden Jr. of Hebbardsville; and two granddaughters.

Services will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel in Sebring. The Rev. Vince Lohnes will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee.

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

William "Bill" Steinmetz

William "Bill" Steinmetz, 74, Henderson, died at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at his home here.

He attended Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, worked at Audubon State Park Golf Pro Shop and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include a stepson, Pat Clement of Illinois; one sister, Mary Ann Callahan of Denver, Colo.; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon Thursday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. Andy Ausenbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to a favorite charity.

William "Bill" Cannon Jr.

William "Bill" Cannon Jr., 66, Spottsville, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at his home here.

He was a member of Spring Grove Baptist Church in Marion, Ky., and was a retired maintenance worker. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; six daughters, Brenda Cannon of Henderson, Sheree Evans of Owensboro, Karen Austin of Utica, and Yolanda Seay and Gail Ford, both of Candler, N.C., and Stacy Warren of Fletcher, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Beverly Price and Mary Jane Breamer, both of Henderson; one son, Wayne Cannon of Candler, N.C.; three stepsons, Michael Stone, Perry Stone and Gary Stone, all of Henderson; two sisters, Rosalie Jenkins of Owensboro and Pauline Hester of Lineville, Ala.; one brother, Robert Cannon of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry "Bud" Breamer will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery with military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

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

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

Pallbearers will be John Michael Breamer, Matthew Courtney, Jason Seay, Mike Stone, Bill Guynn and Donnie Guynn.

W.J. Waggener

MORGANFIELD -- W.J. Waggener, 80, Morganfield, died at 7:35 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

He was a 30-year U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam.

Survivors include his wife, Evelene; four daughters, Kelly Purgeason of Henderson, Teri Bartlet and Diane Stephens, both of Paducah, and Mary Wilson of Irving, Texas; seven sons, Thomas Waggener of Henderson, Scott Waggener of Corydon, Jerry Waggener of Morganfield, William J. Waggener III of Kissimmee, Fla., Greg Brindley of Virginia Beach, Va., Tim Brindley of Santee, Calif., and Mark Brindley of Slidell, Calif.; one brother, James Robert Waller of Morganfield; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Chris Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

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

Jean Clevidence

UNIONTOWN -- Jean Clevidence, 63, Uniontown, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health Systems in Owensboro.

She was a longtime member of Uniontown Baptist Church and a member of the WMU at church.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon; three daughters, Pat Acker, Sebrenia Toney and Tammy Turner, all of Uniontown; four sons, Dennis Clevidence, Eddie Clevidence, Gregg Clevidence and Joey Clevidence, all of Uniontown; three sisters, Clara Bell Brown and Edna Kennif, both of Marion, and Elaine Brasher of Indiana; two brothers, Aubrey Guess Jr. and Raymond Guess, both of Marion; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Uniontown Baptist Church in Uniontown. The Rev. Chris Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be in Uniontown Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until service time Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Mary Akins Russell Best

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Mary Akins Russell Best, 69, formerly of Dixon, died at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of Eastern Star Bridgeport Chapter No. 513 of Bridgeport, Ind. She was a member of Fairview Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; one son, Steven Russell of Tennessee; one sister, Wanda Edens of Dixon; one brother, William Bill Akins of Dixon; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. Rex Childs will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dixon.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Olene Walker Mackey

CALHOUN -- Olene Walker Mackey, 93, Calhoun, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health Systems in Owensboro.

She was a homemaker and member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church. She enjoyed farming.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Joseph Mackey, who died January 2, 1992.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Muster Funeral Home's Calhoun Chapel. The Rev. Franklin Skaggs will officiate. Burial will be in Boston Cemetery in McLean County.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Green River Hospice; 109 South Second Street, Central City, Ky., 42330.


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