Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Laura Earley

Laura Earley, 93, Henderson, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, June 18, at Redbanks nursing home in Henderson.

She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson where she participated in the senior choir and other areas of the church. She was a school teacher having retired from the Alves Street Elementary School, a member of the Retired Kentucky School Teachers Association and a Girl Scouts Counselor. She was also very active in civic events.

Survivors include a niece, Dorothy Moody of Davenport, Iowa; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson. The Rev. Robert Esters will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Juanita Stone
Juanita Stone, 78, Cairo, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at her home.

She was a member of Audubon Baptist Church in Henderson.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Cecil; one daughter, Sondra Nobles of Cairo; one son, Steve Stone of Henderson; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending by Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.


Bradley "Brad" Shive
SEBREE -- Bradley "Brad" Shive, 36, Sebree, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at his home here.

Survivors include one daughter, Brittney Shive of Sturgis; mother, Helen Shive of Harrodsburg, Ky.; one brother, Greg Shive of Jackson, Mo.; grandmother, Martha Ann Harper of Marion; and fiancee, Shelly Woodward of Sebree.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Williams Catholic Church in Marion. The Rev. Andy Ausenbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in St. Williams Cemetery.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, which is in charge of arrangements.

Jacqueline "Jackie" Williams

Jacqueline "Jackie" Williams, 72, Henderson, died at 6:08 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and was an avid golfer.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Howard; two daughters, Sally Ann Sugg of Paducah and Stacy Williams of Henderson; two sons, Mark Robert Williams of Henderson and Charles Scott Williams of Flagstaff, Ariz.; one sister, Jean Hammer of Crooksville, Ohio; one brother, Charles Horn of Marco Island, Fla.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Ted Burke will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Jessie Irene Cagle Allen
Jessie Irene Cagle Allen, 89, Henderson, died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home in Sebree.

She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple and was an elementary school teacher in Southern Illinois prior to her marriage.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Lyman Smith Allen Sr., who died November 9, 1989.

Survivors include one daughter, Jica Crafton of Henderson; three sons, C.Y. Allen of Stevens Point, Wis., A.C. Allen of New Orleans, La., and L.S. Allen Jr. of Henderson; one sister, Marjorie Taylor of Ashland, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Revs. Clarence Penn and John Dunaway will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Cemetery near McLeansboro, Ill.

Friends may call from 3 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.

Odie Bowling Price
HOPKINSVILLE -- Odie Bowling Price, 93, formerly of Providence, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in Hopkinsville.

Survivors include two sisters, Lucinda Webb of Chicago, Ill., and Cornada Bowling of Providence; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Townsend-Jones Funeral home in Providence. Elder Eugene Marable will officiate. Burial will be in Cumberland Hill Cemetery in Providence.

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

Nelson J. Boudreaux Jr.
CENTERVILLE, La. -- Nelson J. Boudreaux Jr., 80, Centerville, died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Franklin Foundation Hospital here.

He was a World War II U.S. Army and Air Force veteran. He was a Europe member of the American Legion Post No. 242 of Patterson, the Knights of Columbus Court No. 4309 of Centerville and was a fourth degree knight.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Gibson Boudreaux; four daughters, Barbara B. Lionberger of Henderson, Mary B. Verret of Charenton, La., Theresa B. Lombardo of Franklin, La., and Juanita B. Griffith of Prentiss, Miss.; four sons, Cletus J. Boudreaux and Dennis J. Boudreaux, both of Centerville, La., Francis E. Boudreaux of Morgan City, La., and Lynn A. Boudreaux of Westwego, La.; two sisters, Willie Mae B. Burbridge of Bayou Vista, La., and Goldie B. Burke of Lafayette, La.; one brother, Huey Boudreaux of Centerville, La.; 16 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, where a Rosary will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin, La., is in charge of arrangements.

James Robert Collins

EVANSVILLE -- James Robert Collins, 74, formerly of Madisonville, died at his home here last week.

He was retired from Whirlpool in Evansville and was a Jehovah's Witness.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville.

There will be no visitation.

Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville is in charge of arrangements.

Larry E. Cox Sr.

DIXON -- Larry E. Cox Sr., 49, formerly of Evansville, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at his home here.

He attended First Baptist Church in Henderson, was a Vietnam U.S. Army veteran and was employed at Murphy and Associates in Evansville.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Cox of Sebree and Larry E. Cox Jr. of Evansville; his parents, Horace and Judith Cox of Cadiz, Ky.; two sisters, Debbie Wilkerson of Evansville and Patricia Malone of Hatfield, Ind.; four brothers, Jim Cox of Evansville, Tom Gobin of Robards, Don Cox of Burton, Ohio, and Mark Cox of Cairo; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ruby Francis Cobb Goins
HARTFORD, Ky. -- Ruby Francis Cobb Goins, 85, Hartford, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

She was retired from Singer Sewing Machine Co. and had worked at the Evansville Ship Yard during World War II. She was a member of Hartford United Methodist Church and had helped organize Candy Stripers at Ohio County Hospital and participated in other volunteer work.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Carl Morris "Buss"; two daughters, Jane Goins Park of Henderson and Harriet Marie McGahey of Louisville; one son, Carl Morris "Buddy" Goins Jr. of Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Gladys Adams of Madisonville and Robbie Clyburn and Sarah Leach, both of Evansville; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery in Slaughters.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Helen M. Wigand Dooley
EVANSVILLE -- Helen M. Wigand Dooley, 80, Evansville, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center here.

She was a homemaker and had worked at DeJongs and L.S. Ayres. She was of the Catholic faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy B. Jr., who died in 1975.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Dooley-Cameron and Carole Pokorney, both of Evansville; one son, Gary Dooley of Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Linus Wigand of Jasper, Ind.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Boone Funeral Home in Evansville and will continue at 9:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Evansville. The Rev. Jack Durchholz will officiate. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Denzil R. Riley

Denzil R. Riley, 89, Henderson, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home.

She was a member of New Hope Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley, who died in 1958; a daughter, Naomi Owens; and a son, Charles Riley.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruby Stone of Henderson and Linda Moore of Henderson County; two sons, Ralph R. "Jack" Riley and Carson Riley, both of Henderson; one brother, Willard Belt of Henderson County; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Payne will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the New Hope Pentecostal Church Building Fund.

Roy D. Hina

STURGIS -- Roy D. Hina, 71, Sturgis, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was a football coach and math teacher at Sturgis High School and Union County High School. He also had been principal of Sturgis Middle School and superintendent of the Union County School System. A Korean War Air Force veteran, he was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sturgis and the Kawanis Club in Sturgis. He was a graduate of Western Kentucky University.

Survivors include his wife, Margie; two daughters, Dr. Holly Hina of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Laurie Smith of Indianapolis; one son, Denny Hina of Independence, Mo.; one sister, Clara Ames of Blackford, Ky.; six brothers, Henry Hina of Sturgis, William Hina of Livermore, John Hina of Princeton, Fred Hina and Glenn Rupert Hina, both of Owensboro, and Harry Hina of Atlanta, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

There will be no services or visitation. Burial is pending in Sturgis.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Wendell Foster Home in Owensboro or to St. Anthony's Hospice in Morganfield.

Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary in Indianapolis is in charge of arrangements.

Ira Lee Crooks

UNIONTOWN -- Ira Lee Crooks, 71, died at 5:21 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at his home here due to emphysema.

He was a member of Uniontown Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 219, and UMWA. He was retired from Island Creek Coal Co. and served on the Union County Board of Education. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Elder of Uniontown; one sister, Virginia Harris of Henderson; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Donald House will officiate. Burial will be in Uniontown City Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Wilma B. Crooks

UNIONTOWN -- Wilma B. Crooks, 68, died at 11:18 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

She was a former employee of the Union County school system and was a housewife. She was a member of Uniontown Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Lee, who died at 5:21 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Elder of Uniontown; her mother, Mabel Baker of Sturgis; three sisters, Helen Gatten of Henderson, Beth Baker of Sebree, and Kathryn Fowler of Carlsbad, N.M.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Donald House will officiate. Burial will be in Uniontown City Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

William B. Brown

OWENSBORO -- William B. Brown, 73, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at his home here.

He was retired from Whirlpool Corp. and attended Owensboro Christian Church. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include three daughters, Laura Lee of Owensboro, Connie Brown of Vincennes, Ind., and Holly Randolph of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Linda Brown of Henderson; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Reed.

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

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

Betty Jean DeWitt

OWENSBORO -- Betty Jean DeWitt, 69, Owensboro, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health Systems.

She was retired from Gold Nuggett Jewelers, which she had owned. A member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church, she was a gardening and avid sports fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Wayne, who died in 1984.

Survivors include three daughters, Lisa Kanable and Marilyn Riney, both of Owensboro, and Holly DeWitt of Vargas Spring, Texas; five sons, Benji M. DeWitt, Steven Jean DeWitt and James B. DeWitt, all of Owensboro, Michael Wayne DeWitt of Henderson and David R. DeWitt of Danvers, Mass.; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lewis Lane Baptist Church in Owensboro. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lewis Lane Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

Robert Joseph Nicholson

EVANSVILLE -- Robert Joseph Nicholson, 61, Evansville, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

He graduated from Henderson County High School in 1957 and had attended Reitz High School. He was a Dale Carnegie Training Center Courses Instructor and salesperson for more than 30 years. At the time of his death he was a salesperson for Laser Tone, Inc. A member of Christian Fellowship Church, he loved to sing, read and play golf.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sarah Christine Davis Nicholson; one daughter, Beth N. Patterson of Blacksburg, Va.; one son, Brad A. Nicholson of Evansville; his mother, Ruth Waters Nicholson of Evansville; four sisters, Jeanne M. Shoulders, Mary L. Gibson and Jackie M. DeVoy, all of Evansville, and Betty J. Fleming of Benton, Ky.; four brothers, Richard E. Nicholson, David I. Nicholson, and Edward W. Nicholson, all of Evansville, and James A. Nicholson of Morganfield; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Christian Fellowship Church in Evansville. The Revs. Spencer R. Downs and Bret Nicholson will officiate. Burial will be in Tupman Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home's East Chapel in Evansville.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or Christian Fellowship Church Memorial Fund.

Mary Lee Russell

MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Mary Lee Russell, 91, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mayfield. She was a retired restaurant and grocery owner and was an avid camper for more than 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Bullock of Mayfield and Janet Hendon of Henderson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield. The Rev. Bob Swift will officiate. Burial will be in Wingo Cemetery in Wingo.

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

Pallbearers will be Bob Adams, Jim Adams, Greg Adams, Phillip Durst, Charles R. Williams, Elmo Williams, Bobby Williams and Jimmy Allred.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church in Mayfield, to Lourdes Hospice or a favorite charity.

Bro. Yarbrough Leigh

BOWLING GREEN -- Bro. Yarbrough Leigh, 84, Bowling Green, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Medical Center here.

He was a Church of Christ minister for 59 years.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Brantley Leigh; one daughter, Ruth McCullough of Loganville, Ga.; two sons, Tim Leigh of Bowling Green and David Leigh of Henderson; one brother, George Leigh of Cordova, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at J.C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel in Bowling Green. Burial will be in Bowling Green Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Medical Center or the Alzheimer's Association in Bowling Green.


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