Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Ray Gillihan

Ray Gillihan, 72, Robards, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, at his home.

He was a member of Cairo United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Norma; three daughters, Susan Campbell of Henderson, Sandra Courter of Allendale, Ill., and Amanda Gillihan of Kingsburg, Ill.; one son, Jason Gillihan of Evansville; three sisters, Viola Gipson of Flint, Mich., and Edith Davis and Barbara Tippen, both of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two brothers, Roy Gillihan and Troy Gillihan, both of Poplar Bluff; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Garnett Slone will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Allendale Cemetery in Allendale, Ill. The Rev. Darrell Campbell will officiate.

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

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

Robert E. Collins

WHEATCROFT -- Robert E. Collins, 76, Wheatcroft, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at John Cochran V.A. Hospital in St. Louis.

He was a member of the Old Bethel Church near Sturgis and the Sullivan V.F.W.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Parker Collins; two sons, Charles Collins of Wheatcroft and Donnie Collins of Evansville; one brother, Kenneth Collins of Sturgis; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Wheatcroft. The Revs. Danny York and Morris Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Rock Springs Cemetery in Wheatcroft.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Donald U. Simmons

EVANSVILLE -- Donald U. Simmons, 61, Evansville, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

He owned and operated Simmons Seat Covers of Evansville for 32 years. He enjoyed playing country and western music and spending time at Lake Barkley. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Special Services. He attended church at the Salvation Army. He was a 1957 graduate of Bosse High School.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Gladys Bartrum Simmons; two daughters, Blonnie G. Stewart and Candace F. Simmons, both of Evansville; two sons, Donald G. Simmons and Larry A. Simmons, both of Evansville; three sisters, Geraldine Dame, Verline De Haven and Janet Gibson, all of Evansville; one brother, Gillis B. Simmons of Evansville; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Boone Funeral Home, 5300 Washington Ave., in Evansville. Major David Logan will officiate. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call after 8 a.m. at the funeral home.

Vesta Earle Timmons

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Vesta Earle Timmons, 62, San Diego, formerly of Evansville and Onton, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at a hospital here.

Survivors include three sisters, Mary Case and Rita Timmons, both of San Diego, and Ruth Lisenby of Hopkinsville; and one brother, George Perry Timmons Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Onton Cemetery in Onton, Ky. The Rev. Billy Raby will officiate.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at Tompkins Funeral Home's Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree.

Walter "Junior" Hinton

Walter "Junior" Hinton, 68, Robards, died at 8 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, at St. Mary's Welborn Campus in Evansville.

He was a Korean War U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Robards Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was a member of Poole Lodge No. 604 and the Scottish Rite Lodge in Madisonville. He was a 32nd-degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Ann Hinton, who died June 23, 1994.

Survivors include two daughters, Cheri Goldsberry of Robards and Sandy Williams of Henderson; two sons, Anthony D. Hinton of Henderson and David Hinton of Sebree; three sisters, Joyce Martin of Henderson and Marie Powell and Opal Cheatham, both of Beech Grove, Ky.; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tapp Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. 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 Robards Baptist Church.

Michael J. Krohn
FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Michael J. Krohn, 15, Fort Knox, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, due to injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.

He was entering his junior year at Fort Knox High School and was involved in Junior R.O.T.C. He was an enthusiast of in-line skating, music and poetry.

Survivors include his parents, Anthony and Tammy Krohn of Fort Knox; his grandparents, Gene and Judy Krohn of Henderson and Hazel Coury of Carney, Okla.; and one great-grandmother, Betty Krohn of Evansville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel in Evansville. Chaplain Ralph Bieganek will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Velma Poindexter
MARION, Ky. -- Velma Poindexter, 75, Marion, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Crittenden County Hospital.

She was a member of Marion Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, who died in 1986.

Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Butler of Henderson; two brothers, Roy Edward Duffy of St. Louis, Mo., and Darrell Duffy of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

The Rev. Darrell Clarke will officiate. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Richard I. Neill Sr.
BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- Richard I. Neill Sr., 59, Bonne Terre, formerly of Springfield, Ill., died Monday, July 10, 2000.

He graduated from Lanphier High School in 1959 and attended Murray State University. He was project manager for Beverly Enterprises.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce A. Cox Neill; one daughter, Kelly Haile of Louisville; one son, Richard I. Neill Jr. of Henderson; his mother, Mary Clark of Springfield; one sister, Kathy Neill-Manker of Mountain View, Wyo.; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield, Ill.

The Rev. Roy Kramer will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Springfield.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

Louise Nunn Elmore
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Louise Nunn Elmore, 86, West Palm Beach, formerly of Sullivan, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, in West Palm Beach.

She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church in West Palm Beach, where she was a pianist.

Survivors include one niece, Katherine Nunn of Sturgis.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis.

Margaret Ruth Wilson

Margaret Ruth Wilson, 83, Henderson, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at her home.

She was a member of Eastview Baptist Church and a 52-year member of the Women of the Moose Auxiliary No. 441.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Virgil "Bill," who died Dec. 8, 1982, and one son, Donald R. Wilson, who died June 13, 2000.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis J. Thomas of Robards and Linda Cowan of Henderson; one son, James T. Wilson of Henderson; one sister, Rosa Lee Wilson of Henderson; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Nathan Whisnant and Brother Jerry Pearcy will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

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

Laura Hatfield Allison
Laura Hatfield Allison, 91, Henderson, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a retired nurse and a Baptist.

Survivors include two sisters, Ann Hatfield Cecil of Greenville, Ind., and Eunice Hatfield Green of Yuma, Ariz.; a caregiver, Bobbie Cantley of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Cantley home, 202 Fairview Drive.

Private services will be held.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Riverview School.

Kriekhaus-Sansom Funeral Home in Evansville is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Grady Dye
CLAY -- Thomas Grady Dye, 53, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2000, of cancer at his home here.

He was the captain of the Clay Volunteer Fire Department and a Vietnam War U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Cynthia; two daughters, Sarah Jane Dye of Evansville and Vanessa Taylor of Clay; and one brother, Billy Dye of Shelbyville, Tenn.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. Larry Williams will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.

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

Frances Mauzy Fortenbery
PROVIDENCE -- Frances Mauzy Fortenbery, 92, Providence, died Tuesday, June 11, 2000, at Ridgewood Nursing Home in Madisonville after a long illness.

She was a former teacher whose career spanned 47 years in elementary schools in Webster and Union counties.

She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she majored in French and was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. In the early 1950s, she operated a summer kindergarten in Morganfield, and she taught evening classes to soldiers stationed at Camp Breckinridge during the Korean War.

She was a life-long Presbyterian and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Madisonville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas V. "Red," who died in 1948.

Survivors include one son, Tom Fortenbery of Providence; one sister, Mary Wilkey of Providence; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Townsend-Jones Funeral Home in Providence. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Dixon.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 568, Madisonville, KY 42431.

Mae Louise Hicks
HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Mae Louise Hicks, 78, Harrisburg, formerly of Henderson, died of heart failure Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at her home here.

She owned Lou Hicks Antiques.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford "Cap," and two sons, Bud Allen and Wayne Allen.

Survivors include one daughter, Bette Shelton of Harrisburg; one stepson, Harold Hicks of Beaver Dam, Wis.; one stepdaughter, Janeen Sayer of South Bend, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg.

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

Velma Hawkins Clendinen
XENIA, Ohio -- Velma Hawkins Clendinen, 93, formerly of Henderson, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Green Memorial Hospital here.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart Archer Clendinen, who died in 1962.

Survivors include two sons, Lary A. Clendinen of Xenia and William Stewart Clendinen of Eustis, Fla.; one sister, Beatrice Samuels of Xenia, formerly of Henderson; one cousin, Mary Louise Hurst of Henderson; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

Graveside services will be Saturday at Fernwood Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Clendinen 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 any charity.

George K. Yost
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- George K. Yost, 73, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at his home here.

He was an employee at Amaco Oil for 41 years and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty; four daughters, Linda Gibbs and Georgia Stryffeler, both of Wood River, Ill., Cheryl Coney of Reed and Dawn Yost of Henderson; two sons, Michael Yost of Wood River and Gregory Yost of Henderson; and seven grandchildren.

Private memorial services will be held in Alton, Ill., at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Hope Hospice Red Team, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

At Peace Cremation Services in Sarasota is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Moore

Donald Moore, 63, Henderson, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2000 at Methodist Hospital.

He was of the Baptist faith and a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post Worsham No. 40 and the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his companion of 10 years, Wanda Blake; two daughters, Melanie Ann Moore of Owensboro and Monica Marie Moore of Evansville; five sisters, Lois J. Johnson of Owensboro, Brenda Bridwell of Henderson, Gloria A. Vanover of Murray, Wanda S. Fulkerson of Calhoun and Linda M. English of Paducah; and three brothers, Marion Moore of Henderson, and Ronald Moore and Manuel Moore, both of Owensboro.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Pearcy will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, with full military rites by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Margaret Carmon Dabbs
Margaret Carmon Dabbs, 63, Henderson, died at midnight Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at her home.

She was a member of Christian Assembly Church in Madisonville. She was retired as owner and operator of Margaret's Hair Design in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Ray Dabbs, who died June 8, 2000.

Survivors include one son, Greg Kralis of Geneva; two sisters, Katherine Ade of Doniphan, Mo., and Dora Mae Raney of Silan Springs, Ark.; three brothers, J.W. Carmon of Uniontown, Thomas E. Carmon of Mount Grove, Mo., and Ernest Lee Carmon of West Memphis, Ark.; and one grandson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. The Rev. Roy Ellis will officiate. Burial will be Springdale Cemetery in Sebree.

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

Clarence "Bus" Beasley
Clarence "Bus" Beasley, 80, Reed, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, at his home.

He was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Ida "Penny" Beasley; four sisters, Delorse Watkins, Dorothy Reed and Donnie Swearer, all of Reed, and Irma Scott of Evansville; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Ralph Chaney will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Carl Beasley, J.L. Beasley, Emmett Beasley, Johnny Beasley, Mike Caine and Robert Ellis.

Jessie James Alexander
PROVIDENCE -- Jessie James Alexander, 70, Providence, died at 11:37 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was a retired operator for U.S. Steel.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; four daughters, Louise Alexander and Judy Nelson, both of Readieville, Tenn., Connie Hester of Wesley, Ark., and Linda Gregg of Westminster, Colo.; two sons, James Alexander of Wokerton, Ind., and Greg Alexander of Chesterton, Ind.; four sisters, Ivy Dale Waddill, Ruby Alice Emmett, Judith Ann Quisenberry and Wilma Sue Rogers, all of Providence; three brothers, Frank Lee Alexander of Demont, Ind., and Claude D. Alexander and Henry D. Alexander, both of Providence; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Townsend-Jones Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Rick Oakley will officiate. Burial will be in Blackwell-Frazier Cemetery near Clay.

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

Lucille Turner
PROVIDENCE -- Lucille Turner, 75, Providence, died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2000, at her home here.

Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Baker, Diane Gardner and Lisa Martin, all of Providence; two sons, Jewell Turner Jr. and Danny Turner, both of Providence; one sister, Mary E. Yellig of Evansville; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Homer Main will officiate. Burial will be Lakeview Cemetery in Providence.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Irene Jennings
EVANSVILLE -- Irene Jennings, 82, Evansville, formerly of Uniontown, died at 1:38 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center here.

She was a member of New Race Creek Baptist Church in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her son, Joe L. Clark, who died in 1994.

Survivors include one daughter, Juanita Pullen of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Charles W. Clements and Robert Clements, both of Evansville; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Race Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Chester Hatchett will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Evansville.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel in Evansville and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.

Maurice H. Kavanaugh Sr.

Maurice H. Kavanaugh Sr., 83, Corydon, died at 10:02 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home.

He was a member of Corydon Missionary Baptist Church and Corydon Masonic Lodge No. 799. He was retired from Whirlpool Corp.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Maurice H. Kavanaugh Jr. and Chris Kavanaugh, both of Corydon; two brothers, Mack Kavanaugh of Newburgh, Ind., and Charles Kavanaugh of Evansville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Dwayne Southwood will officiate. Burial will be in Corydon Cemetery.

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

Jeanette Burton

Jeanette Burton, 66, Henderson, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, at her home.

She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, William "Sonny" Burton; two daughters, Tammy Thomas and Lynda Jones, both of Henderson; two sons, Gary Burton and Barry Burton, both of Henderson; three sisters, Dorothy Snider and Florence Hillyard, both of Henderson, and Blanche Wallace of Clark-sville, Tenn.; one brother, Dorris Duckworth of Henderson; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon Thursday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Revs. J. Edward Bradley, Andy Ausenbaugh and Richard Powers will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today, anytime Wednesday and until 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Pallbearers will be Billy Ray Thomas, Jesse Craig, Wayne Barnes, Donald Thomas, Ron Hockey and Jackie Combest.

Charlie Cummings

Charlie Cummings, 71, Henderson, died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran and a recipient of the Bronze Star for heroic achievement. He retired from Whirlpool Corporation in 1990.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verlie Givens Cummings, who died in 1994.

Survivors include his companion, Gertrude Cummings; three daughters, Pam Sisney, Paula Cummings and Connie Blair, all of Henderson; five sisters, Tennie Fonseca and Rose Hall, both of Henderson, Elizabeth Scott of St. Louis, Bonnie Freeman of Paducah and Edith Duncan of Tilden, Ky.; two brothers, George Cummings of Dawson Springs, Ky., and Wayne Alves of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Clay Cemetery in Geneva, with full military rites by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

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

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

Dalton Ray Wilson

WAVERLY -- Dalton Ray Wilson, infant son of Thomas Ray and Sara Wilson of Waverly, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

In addition to his parents, survivors include one grandmother, Darlene Powell of Waverly; and one grandfather, Darryl Chamberlain of Evansville.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Webster County. Brother Jerry Pearcy will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson is in charge of arrangements.

Cecilia M. "CeCe" Gish

MORGANFIELD -- Cecilia M. "CeCe" Gish, 42, died at 11:42 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000, at her home here.

Survivors include her husband, David; one daughter, Jessica Potter of Morganfield; one son, Stevan R. Allen Jr. of Clay; two stepdaughters, Misty Gish and Amy Morris, both of Henderson; four sisters, Elizabeth Anne Acker and Elsie Sims, both of Morganfield, Irene Price of Bordley, Ky., and Viola Drury of Uniontown; one stepbrother, Clarence I. Powell Jr. of Waverly; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly. The Revs. Pike Powell and Bob Willett will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Waverly.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield, where prayers will be said at 6 tonight.


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