Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Arbutus Griffin

Arbutus Griffin, 80, Henderson, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at her home.

She was a 50-year member of First United Methodist Church and taught kindergarten at the church and Jefferson Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Rudolph, who died March 8, 2000.

Survivors include one daughter, Kim Livesay of Lexington; one son, Randy Griffin of Atlanta; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. K. Richard Holladay and the Rev. John Dunaway will officiate. Burial will be in Griffin Cemetery in Niagara.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice or First United Methodist Church.

Pallbearers will be Sam Williams, Charles Omer, John Stroud, Douglas Griffin, Dr. Robert Griffin, Jerry Springer, Frank Talbert, Ron Griffin, Bennett Alexander, Maurice Fitzgerald, Conrad Shaw, Gary Green, Wallace Eblen and Floyd Fuller.

Clifford Waggoner
Clifford Waggoner, 87, Niagara, died at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He owned a Niagara farm where he raised cattle. Earlier, he worked in oil fields in Texas, Illinois and Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tadd Waggoner, who died in 1993.

Survivors include one daughter, Evalyn Waggoner Champion of Azle, Texas; one brother, Homer Waggoner of Melbourne, Ark.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The Rev. David Latham will officiate.

Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

Betty Wicker
DIXON -- Betty Wicker, 51, Dixon, died at 6 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and was a former employee of Ohio Valley National Bank. She was an avid quilter.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, William "Gene" Wicker; two daughters, Joy Gail Stewart of Dixon and Carol Beth Murch of Niagara; one son, William Brian Wicker of Henderson; one sister, Judy Gail Sutton of Evansville; three brothers, Bobby Wilson and Dennis Sutton, both of Henderson, and Larry Rhodes of Uniontown; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in Smith Mills Cemetery in Smith Mills.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. today. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lupus Foundation of Kentuckiana, 1850 Bluegrass Avenue, Louisville, Ky., 40215-1199.

Carolyn Inez Taylor
DIXON -- Carolyn Inez Taylor, 55, Dixon, died at 12:22 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

She was a member of Little Zion General Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Billie W.; one daughter, DeLaina Darlene Thomas of Poole; one stepson, Steven Taylor of Pellville, Ky.; her stepmother, Geneva Cook of California; one stepsister, Priscilla Hudson of California; one brother, Larry Edward Cook of Cherry Valley, Calif.; one stepbrother, Kenny Lewis of California; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.

Joshua Seth Outlaw
PROVIDENCE -- Joshua Seth Outlaw, 16, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at his home here.

He attended Webster County High School and was a member of Christian Worship Center in Providence, where he was active in the youth group.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, James and Patty Underwood of Providence; his father, Bruce Outlaw of White Plains, Ky.; two sisters, Lindsey Underwood of Providence and Ashley Underwood of White Plains; a brother, Eric Outlaw of Providence; his grandparents, Jerry and Dianne Kittinger of Norman, Okla., and Marie Outlaw of White Plains; and two great-grandmothers, Imogene "Memaw" Cotton and Mabel Outlaw, both of White Plains.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Christian Worship Center in Providence. The Rev. Thomas Hough will officiate. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery in White Plains.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday after 8 a.m. at the Christian Worship Center in Providence.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Joshua S. Outlaw Memorial Fund at Dixon Bank in Dixon in care of Susan Darnell.

Vanover Funeral Home in Clay is in charge of arrangements.

Edward G. Smith

Edward G. Smith, 68, Henderson, died at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Methodist Hospital from complications of leukemia.

He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic minister and belonged to a Renew Group.

He was retired from E & K Fastners, where he was a former owner and operator.

He also was a Korean Conflict Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary L. Smith; three sons, Spec. Michael E. Smith of Hawaii, Joseph B. Smith of Newburgh, Ind., and David L. Smith of Henderson; one sister, Judith Kay Steffen of Belleville, Ill.; one brother, Ralph H. Smith of Crockett, Texas.; two granddaughters; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery, with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post #40.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and until 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 5 p.m. Friday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, the Henderson County Diabetes Coalition, or the Leukemia Society.

James E. Crawford
James E. Crawford, 88, Henderson, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Medco Center of Henderson.

Survivors include daughters and a son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

The Rev. Jerry Market will officiate. There will be a private, family burial.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time Friday.

William R. Norvell
STUART, FLA. -- William R. Norvell, 73, Stuart, Fla., formerly of Sebree, died Feb. 5, 2000 at the Martin Memorial Medical Center here.

He was owner and operator of a business supply company for 25 years.

He also was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Kentucky Society of the Treasure Coast, past president of the Florida Glass Association, past member of the Treasure Coast Builders Association, and a 25-year member of the Bailey-Onton Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Dailey of Stuart, Fla.; one son, William Keith Norvell of Fairfax, Va.; one daughter, Karen Norvell Vanderwall of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two brothers, Charles Norvell of Navarrie, Fla., and Norris Norvell of Evansville; two sisters, Nancy Groves of Louisville, and Jane Corum of Sebree; and four grandsons.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tompkins Funeral Home in Sebree, Poole Chapel.

The Rev. Morris Melton will officiate.

Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Sebree.

Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Saturday by the Bailey-Onton Lodge.

Otis "Pete" Littlepage

Otis "Pete" Littlepage, 86, Henderson, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2000.

He was a member of Hyland Baptist Church, where he belonged to the Brotherhood Sunday School Class. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margaret; one daughter, Carolyn Cherry of Clay; one son, Gene Littlepage of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Evelyn Pearcy of Henderson and Madge Roehm of Evansville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. Private family burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Ray Dabbs
Ray Dabbs, 75, Henderson, formerly of Sebree and Madisonville, died at 6:35 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree.

Lottie Schrecker

Lottie Schrecker, 77, Henderson, died at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2000, at her home.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Henderson.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Maxie B.; one son, Walter N. Schrecker of Virginia; one daughter, Pamela S. "Suzie" Schrecker of Henderson; one sister, Virginia Sutton of Henderson; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Private services will be Monday at Fairmont Cemetery. The Rev. J. Douglas Blair 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 St. Anthony's Hospice.

Dorothy Bridwell Long

SEBREE -- Dorothy Bridwell Long, 88, Sebree, died at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home here.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Slaughters.

Survivors include her caretaker, George Bridwell of Indiana; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. David Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole.

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

Murphy W. Hall Sr.

LISMAN, Ky. -- Murphy W. Hall Sr., 82, died at 8 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2000, at his home here.

A retired farmer, he attended Church of God in Madisonville. He was also a Mason and a World War II veteran.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Whitfield Conger.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Alice L.; four daughters, Faye Baldwin and Martha Moore, both of Madisonville, and Judy Robinson and Sharon Fuqua, both of Princeton; three sons, Mickey Hall of Providence, Steven W. Hall of Somerset, Ky., and Mark Hall of Madisonville; one sister, Rena B. Thompson of Bridgeport, Ala.; one brother, Junior Hall of Huntsville, Ala.; 22 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Townsend-Jones Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Doug Bell will officiate. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery in Nortonville, Ky.

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

Gerald B. Nugent

Gerald B. Nugent, 47, Henderson, formerly of Chicago, died at 7:05 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2000, at his home here due to cancer.

He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and a member of the North West Masonic Lodge No. 271 AF & AM in Chicago.

Survivors include his wife of 312 years, Ruth I. Descher-Nugent.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church or to St. Anthony's Hospice.

Jean H. Mauzy

MORGANFIELD -- Jean H. Mauzy, 91, Morganfield, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Morganfield and was a librarian for 19 years at the Union County Public Library.

Survivors include two daughters, Charla Mauzy of Morganfield and Sharon Omer of Sturgis; two sisters, Katie Kramer of Morganfield and Ruth Greenwell of Evansville; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield. Kelly Beaver officiated.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Union County Methodist Hospital Continuing Care Unit or a favorite charity.

Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield was in charge of arrangements.

Joyce L. Whitely

MORGANFIELD -- Joyce L. Whitely, 68, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Paul; one daughter, Julie Morgan of Morganfield; two sisters, Mona Risenbeck of Jasper, Ind., and Mary Reynolds of Mesa, Ariz.; and one grandson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Ann Catholic Church. The Rev. Pat Bittel will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery.

Friends may call until service time today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association.

Mable H. Wilson

PROVIDENCE -- Mable H. Wilson, 64, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of Beech Grove General Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Terri Cottrell and Carolyn Wilson, both of Providence; five sons, Donald Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Keith Wilson and Michael Wilson, all of Providence; one stepson, Dennis A. Wilson of Fairmont, Ind.; one half-sister, Opel Robertson of Dalton, Ky.; three brothers, Robert Dorris, Thomas Dorris and Russell Dorris, all of Princeton; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Laddie Pride will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Providence.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mildred Caton

POOLE -- Mildred Caton, 84, died at 3:40 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of Shady Grove General Baptist Church in Poole, Eastern Star Ermine No. 9 and Tilden Homemakers. She was also a Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include her husband, William B.; one son, Dr. Ray Allen Gibson of Cave City, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Rebecca Luzio of Newburgh, Ind., and Kim Denton of Corydon; one sister, Mary Virginia Ong of Louisville; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole. Further arrangements are pending at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon.

Benny Whitfield
MORGANFIELD -- Benny Whitfield, 69, died at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at his home here due to heart failure.

He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield and was a Grand Knight in the Knights of Colombus.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Pat; three daughters, Sherry Johnson of Morganfield, Barbara Smith of Mount Vernon, Ind., and Diana Ricketson of Sturgis; one sister, Emma Kay Whitfield of Morganfield; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann Catholic Church. The Rev. Pat Bittel will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery in Morganfield.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield, where prayers will be said at 7 tonight.

Tony Gunter
UNIONTOWN -- Tony Gunter, 33, Uniontown, formerly of Morganfield, died at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Union County due to a liver disease.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryle; two daughters, Dawn Denton of Robards and Savanna Gunter of Morganfield; three sons, Seth Gunter, Dylan Gunter and Dalton Gunter, all of Morganfield; his father, Arthur Jones of Evansville; one sister, Theresa "Missy" Hazel of Morganfield; and two brothers, Tracy Lee Gunter of Morganfield and Troy Ray Gunter of Owensboro.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Burial will be in Uniontown City Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Tony Gunter Memorial Fund.

Elizabeth Jewell Floyd Coleman
HOMEWOOD, Ill. -- Elizabeth Jewell Floyd Coleman, 75, Homewood, formerly of Sebree, died at 2:45 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2000, at Suburban Hospital here.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three daughters, Janet Moore of Madisonville, Deborah Coleman of Homewood and Patricia Coleman of Chicago Heights, Ill.; four sons, Bobby Coleman of Troy, Ill., Ronald Coleman and Thomas Coleman, both of Chicago, and Steven Coleman of Round Rock, Texas; one brother, Maurice "Bub" Floyd of Sebree; and one sister, Juanita Kendall of Okeechobee, Fla.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Lebanon General Baptist Church near Sebree. The Rev. Rudy Moser will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Lebanon Cemetery near Sebree.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree, and from noon until service time Friday at the church.

Donald Ray Wilson
CONCORD, Va. -- Donald Ray Wilson, 65, formerly of Henderson, died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at his home here due to emphysema.

He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple, the Moose Lodge in Appomattox, Va., and American Legion Worsham Post 40 in Henderson.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; three daughters, Shelly Whitten, Teresa Baker and Tammy White, all of Concord; his mother, Margaret Wilson of Henderson; two sisters, Phyllis Thomas of Robards and Linda Cowan of Henderson; one brother, Jim Wilson of Henderson; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held in Henderson at a later date.

Tapp Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


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