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Bernice Maconnell Benham

Bernice Maconnell Benham, 80, Henderson, died at 4:40 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was an active member of Community Baptist Church, the Henderson Community Chorus and the Alice P. Taylor Candlelight Service. She was retired from Latta Insurance as a manager and secretary.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, John; two daughters, Rebecca Benham and Susan Hall, both of Henderson; one son, John M. Benham of Smiths Grove, Ky.; one granddaughter; and one niece.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. John Dunaway and Tommy Tate will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

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

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

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; her mother, Virginia Powell of Waverly; four sisters, Elizabeth Anne Acker and Elsie Sims, both of Morganfield, Irene Price of Bordley, Ky., and Viola Drury of Uniontown; one brother, Clarence I. Powell Jr. of Waverly; and three stepgrandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today 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 until service time today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

The original obituary published Tuesday included incorrect information because of errors made by our staff.

Terry Austin Campbell
MORGANFIELD -- Terry Austin Campbell, 41, Morganfield, died at 7:44 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, on U.S. 60-West here due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Survivors include two daughters, Chrystal Campbell and Shannon Campbell, both of Uniontown; two sons, Terry W. Campbell of Uniontown and Joey Campbell of Henderson; his mother, Elsie Campbell of Morganfield; his father, John R. Campbell of Morganfield; two sisters, Paula Meadows and Sandy Wilkins, both of Morganfield; and one half-brother, Mike Campbell of Clay.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Burial will be in Caseyville Cemetery in Union County.

Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

James T. Bridges

James T. Bridges, 69, Henderson, died at 7:08 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Emily; one son, Steve Bridges of Henderson; four sisters, Marie Royster, Mary Cheaney and Carol Qualls, all of Henderson, and Dorothy Powell of Corydon; four brothers, Earl Bridges Jr., William "Bill" Bridges and Ralph Bridges, all of Henderson, and Jerry Bridges of Vienna, Va.; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Revs. Andy Ausenbaugh and John Dunaway will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Henderson County Diabetes Coalition or St. Anthony's Hospice.

McKenna Shay Parker
McKenna Shay Parker, daughter of Thomas Richard and Daphne Culver Parker, Henderson, was delivered stillborn July 13, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

In addition to her parents, survivors include three sisters, Ellie Barise Parker, Krista Kay Parker and Melanie Layne Parker, all of Henderson; one brother, Neal Stewart Parker of Henderson; and grandparents, Louise Parker of Henderson and James and Barbara Culver of Henderson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Audubon Baptist Church. The Rev. Alan Todd will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Betty Jean Lewis
EVANSVILLE -- Betty Jean Lewis, daughter of Bobby and Fredia Lewis of Evansville, was delivered stillborn at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

In addition to her parents, survivors include two sisters, Lavonia Lewis and Rachel Lewis, both of Evansville; grandparents, Florence Lewis and Bill Jonigan, both of Evansville, and Beatrice Blanks of Henderson; and great-grandmothers, Magnolia Blanks of Henderson and Carrie Thompson of Evansville.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson. The Rev. Donald Barrett will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Osborne Funeral Home in Evansville is in charge of arrangements.

Madison H. Cobb

Madison H. Cobb, 75, Henderson, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Colonial Terrace nursing home in Sebree.

He was a member of Corydon Masonic Lodge No. 799 and the Rizpah Shrine Temple. The former owner of Hillside Terrace Mobile Home Park, he was an avid gunsmith and a radio and television repairman. He was also a Kentucky Admiral and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Virginia Cobb, who died in 1982.

Survivors include his caregiver, June Pepperted of Henderson; one stepdaughter, Sharon Sauer of Henderson; one stepson, Jerry Reeder of Henderson; one sister, Kathleen Martin of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother, Edward L. Cobb of Sebree; nieces and nephews.

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

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30 tonight.

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

Marianna Smithhart Owen
GREENVILLE, Ky. -- Marianna Smithhart Owen, 70, Greenville, formerly of Henderson, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in McLean County.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville and was active in Southern Baptist mission work and other church activities. She was employed by the Union County Board of Education and Big Rivers Electric Corp. in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lewis Baker, who died in 1968.

Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Roy Hathaway Owen; two daughters, Terri Baker Kibbons of Hartford, Ky., and Debbie Baker Moman of Indianapolis; one son, Dan Baker of Lexington; one stepdaughter, Sherry Owen Silver of Boston; one sister, Rose Crawley of Henderson; one brother, Les Smithhart Jr. of Henderson; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Anderson will officiate.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

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

Alice Mae Gish Haire
EVANSVILLE -- Alice Mae Gish Haire, 86, Evansville, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Southcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Okla.

She was a member of Mount Zion General Baptist Church in Reed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, who died in 1974, and two daughters, Patricia Skeels, who died in 1991, and Shannon Green, who died in 1976.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Ford of Houston, Wanda Young of Boonville, Ind., and Deanna Alexander of Princeton, Ind.; three sons, Richard "Bud" Haire of Reed, Randy Haire of Tulsa, and Terry Haire of Boonville; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller and Miller Colonial Chapel in Evansville. The Rev. J.W. Haire will officiate. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cora Lee Hambleton
EVANSVILLE -- Cora Lee Hambleton, 91, Evansville, formerly of Henderson, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Evansville, where she was a longtime member of the Altar Guild. She had also been a member of the Goodwill Auxiliary and the Evansville Chapter of the woman's NAACP Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Banks.

Survivors include her caregivers, Diane Straight and Wanda Smith, both of Evansville; one son, James Oliver Hambleton of New York; one grandson, two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church. The Rev. John Thorson will officiate. Entombment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel in Evansville, where a wake service will be held from 6 to 8 tonight.

Elvin D. Pruitt

Elvin D. Pruitt, 64, Henderson, died at 10 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, at his home.

He was retired from the Kentucky Transportation Department and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dale Pruitt, who died in 1969.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Sharon; two daughters, Nina Lynn Barfield of Henderson and Debra Jean Brooks of Merrillville, Ind.; two stepsons, George Daniel Tooley of Katy, Texas, and Michael Lee Tooley of Indianapolis; one sister, Mary Frances Cohron of Henderson; one brother, Charles Pruitt of Henderson; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. John Conn will officiate. Private family burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Jennie Lockridge Berry
SEBREE -- Jennie Lockridge Berry, 101, Sebree, died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home here.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, who died in 1977.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Berry of Sebree; three grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. The Rev. Cecil Wood will officiate. Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery near Sebree.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the activities department of Colonial Terrace Nursing Home.

Betty Sue Dixon Tompkins
MADISONVILLE -- Betty Sue Dixon Tompkins, 72, Madisonville, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000, at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home here.

She attended Earlington Assembly of God in Earlington and was a nursing assistant at Brown's Nursing Home and Kentucky Rest Haven in Madisonville. She was also a private sitter and an attendant at Tompkins Funeral Home in Sebree from 1956 to 1962.

Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Hancock of Onton; one son, Ricky Paul Tompkins of Slaughters; one sister, Crenna Vandygriff of Madisonville; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Slaughters-Hanson Chapel in Slaughters. The Revs. Harry Baldwin and John Berry will officiate. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Kidney Foundation.

Walter Jay Johnson

Walter Jay Johnson, 89, Henderson, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran and had won the Legion of Merit medal. After retiring as a sales manager at a car agency in Hopkinsville, he worked at Breckinridge Job Corp Center.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Schmidt Johnson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lucian "Bud" Keller
OWENSBORO -- Lucian "Bud" Keller, 79, Owensboro, died at 8:03 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health Systems here.

He was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church in Owensboro, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and the National Farmers Organization. He was the owner of Farmer & Keller Catering Service in Owensboro and had spent 13 years as a volunteer for the Owensboro Police Department. He also volunteered to distribute bakery goods to needy organizations.

Keller was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lucian Dennis Keller Jr., who died in 1976.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jean; five daughters, Carol Rhodes of Livermore, Ky., Patsy Shelton and Judy Ebelhar, both of Owensboro, Mary Ann Alvey of Stanley, Ky., and Dee Dee Warren-West of Louisville; four sons, Gary Keller of Florissant, Mo., David Keller of Somerset, Ky., Mark Keller of Owensboro and Brian Keller of Lewisburg, Tenn.; two sisters, Kathleen Collignon and Betty Ann Blandford, both of Owensboro; two brothers, Ferdinand Keller and Gerald Keller, both of Owensboro; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin Catholic Church. The Rev. Len Arcilesi will officiate. Entombment will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro, where prayers will be at said at 7:30 tonight.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Martin Catholic Church, 5856 Kentucky 81, Owensboro, KY 42301.

James "Jim" Allen Epperson
WEATHERFORD, Okla. -- James "Jim" Allen Epperson, 70, formerly of Baskett, died Monday, July 24, 2000 at his home here.

He attended Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro and was a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran. He had managed Bill's Motel in Weatherford and Duffy's Tavern in Watford City, N.D.

Survivors include one sister, Hellen Wilkerson of Johnson City, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Epperson of Henderson and Theodore Epperson of Baskett; nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at R.L. Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford. The Rev. Bruce Lewis will officiate.

Charles E. Pearce
PHOENIX -- Charles E. Pearce, 74, formerly of Evansville and Henderson, died July 14, 2000 at Thunderbird Samaritan Hospital in Glendale, Ariz., due to complications from cancer surgery.

A past president of IUE Local 808, he retired as district director of organization of the IUE AFL-CIO in 1988. He was also a World War II veteran, a member of American Legion and an avid sports fan.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda; two sons, Mike Pearce and Tony Pearce, both of Phoenix; one sister, Audrey Grant of Missouri; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.

Services were held on July 18, 2000 at Phoenix Memorial Mortuary. The Rev. Jim Ryan officiated. Burial was held in Phoenix Memorial Park.

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

Agnes O. Richardson

Agnes O. Richardson, 79, Henderson, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of First Christian Church and was a Kentucky Colonel.

She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Gears.

Survivors include her husband, Fred D.; two daughters, Marla Hall of Henderson and Loretta Moore of Odessa, Texas; two sons, Richard "Ricky" Whitford of Davenport, Iowa, and Marshall Richardson of Phoenix, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Fernwood Cemetery. The Rev. Lon Oliver will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

Benton-Glunt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Christian Church.

Donald W. Collins
WHEATCROFT, Ky. -- Donald W. Collins, 64, died at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at his home here.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis and was a life member of the Sullivan VFW post. He was a Korean War veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa; two daughters, Lisa Pompell of Wheatcroft and Sarah Jane of North Carolina; one son, Donnie Collins of South Carolina; one sister, Bobbie Jean Brown of Clay; two stepsisters, Phyllis McGlothin of Sturgis and Edie Godbehere of Sullivan; one stepbrother, Jonathan Collins of Marion, Ky.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Donald Collins Memorial Fund.

Mary W. Baach
NEWBURGH -- Mary W. Baach, 84, Newburgh, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at the McCurdy Residential Center.

She was secretary at Kurt Salmon Associates and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley L., who died in 1990.

Survivors include five sisters, Margaret L. Salmen of Newburgh, Rita French of Uniontown, Ky., Margie Dreifuerst and Peggy Wathen, both of Hermitage, Tenn., and Martha Wallace of DeSoto, Texas; four brothers, Leon Willett of Henderson, Maurice Willett of Uniontown, and James R. Willett and Jerry Willett, both of Buckhannon, W. Va.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel and then at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The Rev. Raymond Kuper will officiate.

Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Daisy Smith

MORGANFIELD -- Daisy Smith, 91, Morganfield, died at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

She was a school teacher and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morganfield.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ben Johnson; and by her second husband, Cameron Smith.

Survivors include one brother, Steven Offut of Joplin, Mo.; one niece and one nephew.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John Conn will officiate. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery in Morganfield.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Adele Jones

Adele Jones, 86, Henderson, died at 5:35 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple.

She was preceded in death by her husband, K.R. Jones, who died May 7, 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Jeannette Van Bussum of Henderson and Joanne Patrick of South Point, Ohio; one sister, Blanche Turner of Hopewell, Va.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. R. Joseph Tricquet Jr. will officiate. Private burial will be Monday in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Ira W. Whitlock
Ira W. Whitlock, 59, Henderson, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home.

He was a member of Seventh Street Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon's board. He was retired from General Tire after 28 years of service.

Survivors include two daughters, Regina Hall of Pontiac, Mich., and Vivian Burton of Evansville; six sons, Rodney Whitlock and Robert Whitlock, both of Henderson, Timothy Whitlock of Evansville; Ira Whitlock Jr. of Maplewood, Minn., Malcolm Whitlock of Chanhassen, Minn., and Donald Whitlock of Pontiac; three sisters, Anna Tyler of Evansville, Cora Anguish of Henderson and Rebecca Sutton of Evansville; one brother, James Whitlock of Evansville; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Seventh Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Anthony Brooks will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville.

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

Walleene Henderson
Walleene Henderson, 76, Corydon, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, who died in 1989.

Survivors include two brothers, Bobby Caton and William Caton, both of Corydon; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Henderson County Diabetes Coalition.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Opal "Trix" Kellen Gardner
OWENSBORO -- Opal "Trix" Kellen Gardner, 67, Owensboro, formerly of Smith Mills, died at 3:56 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System here.

She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Robert Russell Gardner; one daughter, Deborah Sue Henderson of Owensboro; one son, Robert "Bob" Gardner of Owensboro; two sisters, Mary Lee Kellen Alvey and Betty Kellen Smithhart, both of Henderson; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro. The Rev. Jim England will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Margaret E. Royster

Margaret E. Royster, 83, Henderson, died at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home.

She was a member of Audubon Baptist Church and Zion Homemakers. She had been a volunteer with the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary for over 10 years. She and her late husband had been the owners and operators of Royster's Barbeque.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Royster, who died in 1978.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Elaine Smith of Henderson; two sons, Ronald G. Royster and Larry G. Royster, both of Henderson; two sisters, Helen Hill and Louise Doss, both of Henderson; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. John Conn will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Emagene Hays
Emagene Hays, 66, Henderson, died at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000, at her daughter's home here.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was employed at Wal-Mart.

Survivors include one daughter, Karen D. Dossett of Henderson; and three granddaughters.

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

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

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

Gena Renee Thompson Bourque
Gena Renee Thompson Bourque, 44, Henderson, formerly of Evansville, died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at the home of her caregivers in Henderson due to cancer.

She graduated from Harris High School and was a member of North Haven General Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy, who died in 1994.

Survivors include one daughter, DeElla Mitchell of Evansville; one son, Brian Saum of Evansville; her parents, Arthur and DeElla Thompson of Evansville; four sisters, Angie Armstrong of Evansville, Judy Sharp of Macy, Ind., Greta Lemasters of Petersburg, Ind., and Kathy Buckner of Belleville, Ill.; one brother, Terry Thompson of Walton, Ind.; her caregivers, Steve and Terra Cruse of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Alexander East Chapel. The Rev. Gary Watson will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Ft. Branch, Ind.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Gena Renee Bourque Fund, in care of, North Haven General Baptist Church, in Evansville.

Raymond Ernest Knight
MADISONVILLE -- Raymond Ernest Knight, 85, Madisonville, formerly of Webster County and Dexter, Mo., died at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.

He was a construction worker, working out of Local 181 Union in Henderson. He was a member of the Sebree First United Methodist Church and the Falsomdale Masonic Lodge in Hickory, Ky.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah White Knight; three sons, Bill Knight of Royal Palm Beach, Calif., James E. Knight of Houston, Texas, and Steve Wayne Knight of Olean, N.Y.; three sisters, Rosie Buis of Liberty, Ky., Win Childress of Lake Placid, Fla., and Martha Sue Poff of Sanford, Fla.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Tompkins Funeral Home's Sebree-Poole Chapel, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight. The Rev. David Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery near Sebree.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Sebree United Methodist Church building fund.

Martha Lee Farley

Martha Lee Farley, 83, Henderson, died at 2:54 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

A member of First United Methodist Church, she retired from teaching in 1967 after 30 years. She was a member of Niagara Homemakers Club, Homemakers Chorus, Hospital Auxiliary Foundation and the local, district and state Retired Teachers Association. She also worked for American Red Cross Blood Mobile for 10 years, was a 4-H Community Leader in Niagara for 10 years and was a Kentucky Colonel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James S., who died Dec. 7, 1982.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Revs. K. Richard Holladay and Rebecca Curry will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 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 Pleasant Valley Cemetery, First United Methodist Church or a favorite charity.

Pallbearers will be Robert K. Crafton, John Crafton, Russell Wood, Louis Wood, Richard Wood and Arden Blankenship.

Thelma Poole
Thelma Poole, 88, Henderson, died at 3:15 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at McCurdy Healthcare in Evansville.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Bryant of Henderson and Phyllis Adams of Lithonia, Ga.; two sons, Wiley Poole of Richmond, Va., and Waymon Poole of Eugene, Ore.; one sister, Marinell Acuff of Eastridge, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Robert Lowrie will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donald R. "Donnie" Gibson
Donald R. "Donnie" Gibson, 53, Henderson, died at 1:20 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

Survivors include his companion, Betty Davis of Henderson; two daughters, Cammy Gibson and Jennifer Gibson, both of Henderson; one son, Derrick Gibson of Henderson; his mother, Serena Gibson of Henderson; two sisters, Veda Gower and Fonda Taylor, both of Henderson; one grandchild; and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

Lois B. York
Lois B. York, 61, Spottsville, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

She was a member of Beals Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Joe; one daughter, Mavis Ewing of Spottsville; two sisters, Patty Basham of Poole and Larlee Trego of Wichita, Kan.; one brother, Joseph McGuire Jr. of Spottsville; two grandchildren; one niece and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Charles Richard "Rick" Moore
WAVERLY, Ky. -- Charles Richard "Rick" Moore, 52, Waverly, died at 3:13 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, Ill., of an apparent heart attack.

He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly.

Survivors include his wife, Traci; three sons, Charles Ray Moore of Dixon, Brent Collins of Marion, Ky., and Jeffrey Scott Moore of Cleveland, Ohio; one stepson, Justin Stewart King of Morganfield; two sisters, Diana Bickett and Pam Clevidence, both of Uniontown, Ky.; three brothers, Dale Moore of Waverly, Johnny Moore of Morganfield and Phil Moore of Henderson; his mother, Helen Rhea of Morganfield; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waverly. The Rev. Bob Willett will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Union County.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield, where prayers will be said at 7 tonight.

Lester Shemwell
GRACEY, Ky. -- Lester Shemwell, 85, died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000, at his home here.

He was a member of Julian Baptist Church and was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Campbell Shemwell, who died January 22, 1996.

Survivors include three daughters, Glenda Williams and Sharon Pyle, both of Bowling Green, and Charlotte Lamb of Caldwell County; five sons, David Shemwell of Henderson, Don Shemwell of Hopkinsville, Rudy Shemwell of Christian County, Bobby Shemwell of Nashville, Tenn., and Darrell Shemwell of Wadesville, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz, Ky. The Revs. Elton Wilson and Don Scott will officiate. Burial will be in Flat Lick Cemetery in Christian County.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Kathy Shemwell Memorial Fund, in care of Goodwin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, KY, 42211 or to the Pennyroyal Hospice, Inc., 1821 East 9th Street, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240.

Clifton Lee Hudgions
HARLINGEN, Texas -- Clifton Lee Hudgions, 76, Harlingen, died Friday, July 28, 2000, at Valley Baptist Medical Center.

He was a member of Bennett Memorial Methodist Church in Henderson, Fraternal Organization of the Elks No. 1889 in Harlingen, Harlingen Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 9784 and the American Legion Post No. 439 of La Feria, Texas. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nadine Wright.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Ann Goodley Hudgions; three daughters, Janet Hudgions Schmitt, Judy Hudgions Whitaker and Joy Hudgions, all of Henderson; one stepdaughter, Susan Engleman-Wu of Houston, Texas; two sons, Joseph Hudgions of Evansville and John Hudgions of Henderson; one stepson, Philip Engleman of Topeka, Kan.; one brother, Lloyd Hudgions of Tallahassee, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one nephew.

Graveside services will be at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Houston National Veterans Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Mont Meta/Restlawn/Cox Funeral Home in Harlingen, Texas.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the World War II Veteran's Monument Memorial Fund, in care of American Legion Post No. 439, 145 E. Commerce Ave., La Feria, Texas, 78559.


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