Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Lucille Gough

Lucille Gough, 77, Henderson, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge No. 441.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mason B., who died in April 1989; and one daughter, Sondra Embry, who died in 1969.

Survivors include three daughters, Frances Golday Pruitt and Barbara Gastenveld, both of Henderson, and Shirley Bloyd of Sebree; two sons, James Pritchett and Michael Pritchett, both of Henderson; one sister, Marjorie Cohron of Henderson; three brothers, Clinton Floyd of Henderson, Cleo Floyd of New York and J.R. Floyd of Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. David Latham will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 3703 Taylorsville Road, Suite 102, Louisville, Ky. 40220-1330.

Jesse Wilson Givens
Jesse Wilson Givens, 84, Corydon, died at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, who died in 1977; and three sons, Jesse Monroe Givens, who died in 1965, Roy Givens, who died in 1969, and Bobbie Wayne Givens, who died in 1992.

Survivors include three granddaughters, Tracey Hazelwood of Henderson, Jennifer Rideout of Little Dixie and Jamie Givens of Nashville, Tenn.; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dixie United Methodist Church in Little Dixie. The Rev. Scott Hopkins will officiate. Burial will be in Corydon Cemetery in Corydon.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home and after noon Thursday at the church.

Dotsie Pate
MORGANFIELD -- Dotsie Pate, 56, Morganfield, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at her sister's residence in Uniontown due to lung cancer.

She was a former employee of Peabody Coal Mine Camp No. 11 and was a member of the UMWA No. 2305.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Darlene Pate, who died in 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Pate and Bernice Pate, both of Morganfield; two sisters, Peggy Davis of Uniontown and Sue Greenwell of Morganfield; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Bob Willett will officiate. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Uniontown.

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

Edith Marlowe Harkins
PROVIDENCE -- Edith Marlowe Harkins, 91, Providence, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home in Madisonville.

Survivors include two daughters, Edith Rhey Marks of Sebree and Wanda Mae Gibson of Manitou, Ky.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

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

Charlene Towery Armendarez
OWENSBORO -- Charlene Towery Armendarez, 68, Owensboro, died at 6:51 PST Monday, June 26, 2000, at KPC Global Medical Center in Montclair, Calif.

She was a registered nurse and housewife and had practiced nursing for almost 20 years. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing in St. Louis. She was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral, the Spinal Cord Society and Mended Hearts at St. Stephen. She was an ombudsman for nursing home patients, president of the Action Life League of Western Kentucky, a volunteer for Brescia and the Right to Life and had assisted in the formation of "La Sociedad Hispania" Club for Spanish residents. She served as an alternate at the 1996 Republican National Convention and was chairman of the local Republican precinct officer committee this year.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Peter X.; two daughters, Mary Agnes "Mamie" Farish of White Rock, N.M., and Jennifer Armendarez of Lexington; six sons, Phillip Armendarez and William Armendarez, both of Owensboro, Peter Armendarez of Knoxville, Tenn., Patrick Armendarez and Lawrence Armendarez, both of Houston, Texas, and John Armendarez of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sisters, Lois Higgs of Owensboro and Jean McCarty of Curdsville, Ky.; and 14 grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro, where prayers will be held at 6 p.m. Friday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Action Life League of Western Kentucky.

Oma B. Turner

Oma B. Turner, 92, Henderson, died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Finley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Turner, who died in 1966.

Survivors include five daughters, Elva Shockley and Nancy Turner, both of Henderson, Imogene Gough and Dorris Knott, both of Morganfield, and Joyce Dixon of Corydon; two sons, Raymond Turner of Uniontown and Albert Turner of Morganfield; one brother, Charles Bennett of Hardinsburg, Ky.; 22 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Finley Baptist Church. The Revs. Richard Shockley, Gary Shockley and Alan Todd will officiate. Burial will be in Uniontown City Cemetery in Uniontown.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Tapp Funeral Home and after noon Friday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Finley Baptist Church.

Jessie C. Vaughn
Jessie C. Vaughn, 92, Henderson, died at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at her home here.

She and her husband were owners and operators of Vaughn Insurance Agency for many years. A member of First Baptist Church, she was an avid worker in the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary, accumulating over 6,000 hours.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris B., who died in October 1972.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Tapp Funeral Home.

Margie Louise Trent Haire
EVANSVILLE -- Margie Louise Trent Haire, 71, Evansville, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at Woodbridge Health Care and Rehab Center.

Of the Baptist faith, she worked at different area bakeries as a cake decorator. She enjoyed playing the piano, sewing and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerald D. Trent, who died in 1996.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald; nine stepdaughters, Cynthia Trent, Kathy Bass, Vanessa Kolb, Wanda Thomas, Salina Basham, Glenda Hibbs, Linda Hall and Sharon Haire, all of Evansville, and Cheryl Hall of Hatsfield, Ind.; one stepson, Tony Haire of Washington, Ind.; four brothers, Marvin "Jack" Shirkey, Melvin "Gena" Shirkey and Joe Adams, all of Henderson, and Maurice "Bud" Shirkey of Troy, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Miller and Miller Colonial Chapel in Evansville. The Rev. Joe Turnbloom will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home.

Don "Skee" Berry
INDIANAPOLIS -- Don "Skee" Berry, 65, Indianapolis, formerly of Morganfield, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at Hospice Center in Indianapolis.

A U.S. military veteran, he was former Union County jailer and a coal miner. He retired from Corrections Corporation of America.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; one daughter, Christie Lofton of Morganfield; five sons, William Wilson and Larry Don Berry, both of Indianapolis, Ernie Clements of Martinsville, Ind., John Berry of Lees Summit, Mo., and Senior Chief Tommy Berry of Honolulu, Hawaii.; one sister, Jane McWorthy of Florida; one brother, David Berry of Indianapolis; and 18 grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Fellowship Church in Morganfield. The Rev. Dwight Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

There will be no visitation.

Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Connie Owen

DEKOVEN, Ky. -- Charles Connie Owen, 82, DeKoven, died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.

He was a member of Grangertown Baptist Church in Sturgis, DeKoven Masonic Lodge No. 577, Sturgis IOOF No. 307, Sturgis Peace Rebecca Lodge No. 22, Bethlehem Shrine No. 20 in Marion, Ky., LAPM Canton Encampment in Madisonville and Eastern Star No. 226 in Morganfield.

Survivors include his wife, Margaruiette; two sons, John A. Owen of Morganfield and Charles G. Owen of Clarksville, Texas; one stepdaughter, Ida Janet Logan of Evansville; three sisters, Mary Cutsinger of Sturgis, Cordelia Parrish of Morganfield and Lydia Marshall of Sturgis; one brother, J.W. Owen of Caseyville; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grangertown Baptist Church. The Revs. Don Collins and John Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis, where Masonic services will be held at 7 tonight.

James Robert Collins
EVANSVILLE -- James Robert Collins, 74, formerly of Madisonville, died Wednesday, June 14 or Thursday, June 15, 2000, at his home here.

He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses and was retired from Whirlpool in Evansville.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville.

There will be no visitation.

Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Hopkins Cullen
LOUISVILLE -- Alice Hopkins Cullen, 92, Louisville, formerly of Henderson, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Hurstbourne Care Center here.

She was a member St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church in Louisville, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of Colonial Dames.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Cullen and Jane C. Borders; two sons, Mike Cullen and Bud Cullen; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church. The Rev. Charles O'Brien officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Louisville.

Highlands Funeral Home in Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Crusade for Children in Louisville.

Lorene B. Bentley 

Lorene B. Bentley, 78, Henderson, died at 7:12 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2000, at Methodist Hospital. 

She was a member of Niagara Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris, who died in 1966; and a daughter, Mary Jane Bentley, who died in 1998. 

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Hopper and Sondra Williams, both of Henderson; six sons, Morris Bentley of Cadiz, Ky., James Bentley and Douglas Bentley, both of Uniontown, and Eddie Bentley, Ricky Bentley and Ollie Bentley, all of Henderson; two sisters, Clorene Deno and Dorothy Johnson, both of Henderson; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cash Creek Cemetery in Henderson. 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home. 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Niagara Baptist Church.
 

Samuel L. "Big Daddy" Yates 

Samuel L. "Big Daddy" Yates, 69, Henderson, died at 10:18 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2000, at his home here. 

He attended Trinity Lutheran Church and was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. 

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Frances "Peggy" Yates; three daughters, Dawn Marie Payne and Elizabeth Ann Yates, both of Henderson, and Victoria Lee Yates of Chicago; one son, Jeffrey Allen Yates of Henderson; four sisters, Margaret Johnson and Frances Polley, both of Waverly, Alberta Price of DeKoven, Ky.; and Ruth Clark of Eldorado, Ill.; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Memorial services will be held at a later date. 

There will be no visitation. 

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

Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

Vernon L. Brasher 
STURGIS -- Vernon L. Brasher, 79, died at 8:50 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2000, at his home here. 

He retired from U.S. Steel in 1982 and was a member of Grangertown Baptist Church in Sturgis. 

Survivors include his wife, Clara; two stepdaughters, Martha Marie Cody of Portage, Ind., and Betty L. McGloughlin of California; one half sister, Bonnie Brasher of California; one half brother, Clay Brasher of Nevada; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. The Rev. Don Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Frances Cemetery in Frances, Ky. 

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


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