Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Elaine Sutton

Elaine Sutton, 72, Henderson, died at 3:08 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

She was a member of Audubon Baptist Church and had been an employee of Ohio Valley National Bank for 40 years, retiring in June 1990.

Survivors include her mother, Ernie Sutton of Henderson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Alan Todd will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Tapp Funeral Home.

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

Alice Frances Cooke-Hamilton
Alice Frances Cooke-Hamilton, 73, Henderson, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

A native of Smith Groves, Ky., she was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Evansville. She was formerly a member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson, where she was on the usher board and sang in the choir. She retired after 18 years of service at Concorde Custom Cleaners.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Kitchens-Carey of Dallas, Texas, and Gayle Jackson and Debra Peterson, both of Henderson; four sons, Aaron Hamilton Jr., Chester Hamilton and William J. Hamilton, all of Henderson, and Franklin Hamilton of Evansville; two sisters, Nancy Cooke of Bowling Green and Clara Cooke of Louisville; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson.

The Rev. Adrian Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel in Henderson.

Leslie "Les" Ford
CALHOUN -- Leslie "Les" Ford, 87, Calhoun, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Riverside Manor in Calhoun.

He was a retired farmer and was also retired from the Kentucky Department of Highways. He was a member of Church Alive in Owensboro.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Baughn Ford; one daughter, Fredia Broadley of Beech Grove, Ky.; two sons, Joe W. Ford of Calhoun, and Jimmy Ford of Henderson; one sister, Myrtle Howell of Calhoun; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Muster Funeral Home's Calhoun Chapel.

The Rev. Jerry Ford will officiate. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Sarah Elizabeth Barron Robinson
UTICA, Ky. -- Sarah Elizabeth Barron Robinson, 83, Utica, formerly of Henderson County, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Owensboro.

She was of the Catholic faith and had been employed as a registered nurse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack F., who died October 13, 1989.

Survivors include one son, Mike Robinson of Charleston, W. Va.; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Henderson.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro.

Herdis E. "Bill" Puckett

Herdis E. "Bill" Puckett, 94, Henderson, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, at his home.

He was a member of New Hope Pentecostal Church and was retired from Ashland Oil Company's pipeline division.

He preceded in death by his first wife, Effie Winstead Puckett, who died in 1984.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Bonnie Williams Puckett; two daughters, Louise Miller of Henderson and Vera Brand of Salem, Ky.; two sons, Harold Puckett of Madisonville and Cletus Puckett of Lexington; one sister, Nellie Edwards of Sebree; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Payne will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to New Hope Pentecostal Church or St. Anthony's Hospice.

James A. Hazelwood
James A. Hazelwood, 87, Henderson, died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple and was a life member of Optimist International and the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was also a member of Moose Lodge No. 732 and was retired after 36 years of service at Southern Bell Telephone Company.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Wiggins of Lenexa, Kan.; one sister, Doris Gregory of Henderson; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. R. Joseph Tricquet will officiate. Entombment will be in Fairmont Mausoleum.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Charles Douglas Childers
Charles Douglas Childers, 74, Henderson, died at 1:10 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Newburgh Health Care Center in Newburgh, Ind.

He was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where he taught Bible classes. He was a World War II veteran and was retired from Kroger, where he worked for 19 years.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dean; one daughter, Carla Davis of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Providence.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or to the Visiting Nurse's Association Hospice of Warrick County in Newburgh.

Medrith Legate
CLAY -- Medrith Legate, 84, Clay, died at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Shemwell nursing home in Providence.

She was a member of First General Baptist Church in Clay for more than 50 years.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Legate and Davis Legate, both of Clay; one sister, Loretta Woosley of Morganfield; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First General Baptist Church. The Rev. Ron Austin will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. Friends may also call the church from 2 p.m. until service time Saturday.

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

Mary Frances Duncan
MADISONVILLE -- Mary Frances Duncan, 77, Madisonville, died at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of Jesus' Name Church in St. Charles, Ky., and was employed by Hopkins County Schools for many years. She retired as a cafeteria worker at Grapevine School in 1984.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde; and two sons, Roger Duncan and Leo T. Duncan.

Survivors include two daughters, Gay Midgett of Henderson and Shirley Clark of Nortonville, Ky.; one stepdaughter, Billie Moore of Evansville; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, Ky. The Revs. Jeff Todd and Phil Payne will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bill Morris, Troy Clark, Casey Clark, Rodney Duncan, Jerry Gray and Charlie Burge.

Glenn Edward Dyke Jr.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Glenn Edward Dyke Jr., 48, Poplar Bluff, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Doctors Hospital here due to heart problems.

Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Dyke of Tallahassee, Fla.; his mother, Sarah Dyke of Blackford, Ky.; two sisters, Patti Dolges of Orrville, Ohio, and Pam Glaysbrook of Newburgh, Ind.; nieces and a nephew.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Revs. Jeff McMain and James Dunbar will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Webster County.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Kentucky Baptist Children's Home or any charity.

William B. Drury
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- William B. Drury, 55, Hattiesburg, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Forrest General Hospital here.

He was an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his parents, William and Carolyn Drury of Henderson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. R. Joseph Tricquet will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Baptist Temple or the American Cancer Society.

Teri Tillotson
CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. -- Teri Tillotson, 42, Crystal River, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, Miss.

She was a graduate of Florida State University.

Survivors include her parents, James and Nyla Tillotson of Henderson; and one sister, Sheri L. Palmer of Kemp, Texas.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sugarland Memory Gardens Chapel near Washington, Ind. The Rev. Jerry Pearcy will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Poindexter-Hall-McClure Funeral Home in Washington is in charge of arrangements.

Starling Ball
HAWTHORNE, Nev. -- Starling Ball, 91, Hawthorne, died June 13, 2000, in Sparks, Nev.

Survivors include his wife, Alma Ball; one daughter, Betty Thompson of Nevada; one son, Keith Ball of Montana; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Mount Vernon Mortuary in Fair Oaks, Calif.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Frances Laverne Beck Guill

Frances Laverne Beck Guill, 75, Henderson, died at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at her home.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ann Guill; and a son, James O. Guill.

Survivors include her husband, Owen; two daughters, Rosemary Yeager and Jenny Greenwell, both of Henderson; one son, Paul Guill of Henderson; seven sisters, Bea Wilke, Hazel Byrd, Lois Beck, Anna Inglehart and Cecelia Sutton, all of Henderson, Margaret Clouse of Beaver Dam and Helen Blankenship of Crawfordsville, Ind.; two brothers, Richard Beck of Henderson and Kenneth Beck of Texas; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Joey Todd will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, from 1 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.

Pallbearers will be Andy Alexander, Chris Moore, Josh Cobb, Jeffrey Cobb, Terry Tuggle, John F. Coley Jr., Jed Guill and Sam Guill.

Frances Bell
SEBREE -- Frances Bell, 84, formerly of Dixon, died at 6 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of Sebree First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years. She was a graduate of Dixon High School and Western Kentucky University.

Bell was a teacher at Dixon High School and owned Bell's Drug Store and Gift Shop in Sebree for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carrol, who died in 1972.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Ray Bell of Sebree.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sebree First Baptist Church. The Rev. Bob Hardison will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Sunday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree.

Gerald Bean
STURGIS -- Gerald Bean, 90, Sturgis, died at 12:31 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.

He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Sturgis and was a retired coal miner. He enjoyed gardening.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive, who died March 10, 1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Pat Travis of Sturgis; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis.

Carl O. Bushrod

EVANSVILLE -- Carl O. Bushrod, 73, Evansville, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Columbia Health Care Center here due to heart failure.

He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years. He was a World War II veteran, having been stationed in Guam. He was a former member of the St. John's Lodge No. 4, the Royal Secret Consistory No. 240 and the Elks Attucks Lodge. He retired in 1990 from Alcan Aluminum and was active in the Retirees Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Eltranda Floyd of Henderson and Lisa Hines of Gary, Ind.; one son, Tony Bushrod of Evansville; one sister, Minnie Head of Henderson; two brothers, Leonard Bushrod of Henderson and Lee Allen Bushrod of Los Angeles, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Esters will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church for a wake service.

Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Carl O. Bushrod

EVANSVILLE -- Carl O. Bushrod, 73, Evansville, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Columbia Health Care Center here due to heart failure.

He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years. He was a World War II veteran who was stationed in Guam. He was a former member of the St. John's Lodge No. 4, the Royal Secret Consistory No. 240 and the Elks Attucks Lodge. He retired in 1990 from Alcan Aluminum and was active in the Retirees Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Eltranda Floyd of Henderson and Lisa Hines of Gary, Ind.; one son, Tony Bushrod of Evansville; one sister, Minnie Head of Henderson; two brothers, Leonard Bushrod of Henderson and Lee Allen Bushrod of Los Angeles, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Esters will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Alonzo Suggs

Edward Alonzo Suggs, 79, Corydon, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his home here.

He was a veteran of World War II. He was a construction worker and was retired from Industrial Contractors.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carletta Suggs, who died in 1972.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Freddie E.; four daughters, LaVonda Suggs of Corydon, Edith Suggs and Barbara Suggs, both of Henderson, and Margaret Harris of Gary, Ind.; three sons, Donald Suggs of Corydon, Edward Suggs Jr. of Henderson and Ruben McNeal of Evansville; one sister, Myrtle Bowling of Evansville; three brothers, James Robert Suggs, Charles Suggs and Billy Suggs, all of Evansville; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Methodist Church in Henderson.

Burial will be in UBF Cemetery in Corydon.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements

Walter H. Davis

OWENSBORO -- Walter H. Davis, 82, Owensboro, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehab Center here.

He was a retired salesman for Modern Welding Company after 28 years of service. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church and was World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda Nelson Davis, who died Dec. 30, 1993.

Survivors include one son, Carroll Davis of Henderson; one brother, Thomas Ray Davis of El Paso, Texas; one grandson; one great-grandchild; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at James H. Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home

William G. Galloway

MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. -- William G. Galloway, 67, Marriottsville, died Sunday, June 18, 2000.

He was preceded in death by a son, Howard C. Galloway.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine D.; one son, Alan J. Galloway; two daughters, Jeri Dix and Laurie Galloway ; two sisters, Christine Hixon and Mimmie Dickerson; two brothers, Nicholas Galloway and Woodie Pruitt; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson and Bros. Funeral Home in Pikesville, Md. Burial will be in Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery in Reisterstown, Md.

Lawrence L. "Dock" Vandeman

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Lawrence L. "Dock" Vandeman, 90, Bradenton, formerly of Holmes Beach, Fla., died Thursday, June 15, 2000, in Freedom Village Nursing Center here.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of George L. Marshall, F.A.M. Lodge of Centerville, Ohio. He retired from Frigidaire Division of General Motors in 1965 and was a member of Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mildred, who died in August 1999.

Survivors include one son, Ronald L. Vandeman of Cincinnati, two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on July 1, at Roser Memorial Community Church on Anna Maria Island.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna Maria, Fla.

Clayton Sutton

Clayton Sutton, 88, Henderson, died at 8:04 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2000, at Medco Center of Henderson.

He was an ordained Pentecostal minister who served churches in the Henderson area. He retired from F.J. Folz Company in Evansville in 1977.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara, who died April 15, 1999.

Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Land, Edna Jackson, and Pauline Crowe, all of Evansville, Alice Robertson of Smith Mills, and Mary Barnett of Kingman, Ariz.; three sons, Raymond Boyd, James Boyd and Elbert Sutton, all of Evansville; two sisters, Addie Potter of Henderson and Dorothy Bradley of East Alton, Ill.; one brother, Cordis Sutton of Florida; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Ballard will officiate. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Doris Florence Bumpus
UNIONTOWN -- Doris Florence Bumpus, 65, Uniontown, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

Survivors include two daughters, Theresa Green of Maryland and Andrea Cottrell of Shelbyville, Ky.; three sons, William Bell of Uniontown, Carlis McElroy of Lexington and Ronnie Johnson of Morganfield; two sisters, Viola Bumpus of Uniontown and Mary Catherine Givens of Mansfield, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Uniontown. The Rev. Henry Willett will officiate. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Uniontown.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Lance L. Duncan
LEBANON, Ohio -- Lance L. Duncan, 69, Lebanon, formerly of Henderson, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital in Middletown, Ohio.

He was a member of the Kentucky National Guard and was church treasurer of Florence Baptist Temple in Florence, Ky. He was retired from Litton/Western Atlas Co. in Independence, Ky., after 26 years of service, and from Aeronca in Middletown after 20 years of service. He was a contract administrator with both firms. He also served as a member of the city council in Independence for four terms.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Barbara; one daughter, Robin J. Conger of Lebanon; four sons, William T. Duncan of Middletown, Larry G. Duncan of Indiana, Gary S. Duncan of Lebanon and David L. Duncan of Fairfield, Ohio; four brothers, Robert Duncan of Henderson, and Glenn Duncan, Terry Duncan and Ronald E. Spencer, all of Kentucky; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Stine-Kilburn Funeral Home in Lebanon. The Rev. Wayne Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Memorial Gardens in Middletown.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Middletown Christian School Mill Nial Fund or to the Florence Baptist Temple Building Fund.


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