Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Marie E. Burton

Marie E. Burton, 91, Henderson, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000 at Methodist Hospital.

She was member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and Women of the Moose Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tam Burton, who died in 1979; and one daughter, Barbara Hagan, who died in 1998.

Survivors include one daughter, Jenny Funk of Henderson; two sons, Jerry Burton and William "Sonny" Burton, both of Henderson; four sisters, Francile Banken, Susan Holder and Theresa Middleton, all of Henderson, and Dorothy Wright of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at noon Monday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Gary Burton, Barry Burton, Casey Burton, Tony Gager, Paul Gager and Jason Gager.

Wesley A. McHatton
Wesley A. McHatton, 62, Henderson, died at 3:29 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He attended Crossroads Christian Church in Evansville. He was also a member of Jerusalem Masonic Lodge No. 9, Moose Lodge No. 732 and the Kentucky Travelers Motorcycle Club.

McHatton was a Kentucky Colonel and a retired truck driver from USF Holland's Evansville Division.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Jackie; one daughter, Gala Welch of Henderson; one son, Jeff McHatton of Henderson; his mother, Cleaty Howell of Cave City, Ark.; five sisters, Monica Kifer of Jonesboro, Ark., Vivian Kifer of Shawnee Mission, Kan., Margaret Towers of Heber Springs, Ark., Billy Jean Colangelo of Olathe, Kan., and Kathy Davis of Kansas City, Kan.; two brothers, Doug McHatton of Topeka, Kan., and Walter McHatton of Little Rock, Ark.; three granddaughters, one great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Nancy B. Hall
STURGIS -- Nancy B. Hall, 94, died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sturgis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rives, who died in 1955.

Survivors include one great-niece, Jane Manning of Louisville; and four great-nephews, Bruce Holt and Steve Holt, both of Sturgis, Joe Chambliss of Lexington, and Bill Chambliss of Midlothian, W. Va.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Sturgis. Brother Don Phelps will officiate. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis.

John R. Jones
SLAUGHTERS -- John R. Jones, 81, Slaughters, died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000 at Colonial Terrace nursing home in Sebree.

He was a deacon of Slaughters Baptist Church and a member of both the Providence VFW Post and the American Legion. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, a Kentucky Colonel and a retired banker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Mae Jones, who died Oct. 1, 1989.

Survivors include one nephew, Steven McCully of Louisville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Slaughters-Hanson Chapel in Slaughters. The Revs. Brad Rogers, Mack Gibson, and Harry Baldwin will officiate. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery.

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

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

Harold W. Sims

Harold W. Sims, 42, Henderson, died at 7:07 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.

He attended First Baptist Church in Henderson and worked at the Hugh Edward Sandefur Training Center.

Survivors in-clude his mother, Jo Nell Rice of Henderson; and one brother, Jeff Rice of Latonia, Ky.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Trader will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be John Pitsonbarger, Joe Whitaker, Darrell Campbell, Ron Denton, John Pitsonbarger Jr., and Roger Keene Jr.

Albert Harold Smith Sr.
Albert Harold Smith Sr., 73, Henderson, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He was a member of Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Deacon's Board and was a member of the bus ministry. He was also a member of St. John Masonic Lodge No. 4. He worked at Faultless Caster for 26 years and Alcan Aluminum for six years.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Maxine Eldridge Smith; three daughters, Carolyn Savage of Washington, D.C., Rachel Jackson of Evansville and Angela Carter of Henderson; one son, Albert H. Smith Jr. of Henderson; two sisters, Armenda Fellows of Evansville and Halle Belle-McCain of Washington, D.C.; three grandsons; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church. The Rev. David Petrie will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.

Wake services will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greater Norris Chapel Baptist Church, where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m.

Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Vera Louise Caton
Vera Louise Caton, 68, Henderson, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at her home here.

She was a member of Henderson General Baptist Church and was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include her husband, William R. Caton Sr.; two daughters, Virginia Ann Lancaster of Henderson and Sharon Lee Caton of Evansville; two sons, William R. Caton Jr. of Cairo and Richard Eldon Caton of Henderson; one sister, Helen Stevenson of Cairo; four brothers, Carl Snider of Henderson, Owen Snider of Corydon, and Charlie Snider and Ernest Snider, both of Cairo; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tapp Funeral Home. Brother Steven Wood will officiate. Burial will be in Corydon Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Henderson General Baptist Church Building Fund or St. Anthony's Hospice.

James W. Hite
MORGANFIELD -- James W. Hite, 82, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at his home here.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Hite; two daughters, Becky Hogan of Morganfield, and Jeannie Shirel of Henderson; two sons, Bill Hite and Jim Hite, both of Morganfield; one sister, Rose Hite of Evansville; one brother, Allen Hite of Evansville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services are pending at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Ann School in Morganfield.

Erna Watson Honeycutt
MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. -- Erna Watson Honeycutt, 88, Mount Carmel, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Oakview Heights Nursing Home here.

He was a member of Asbury Chapel in Mount Carmel. He was also a member of the Masonic lodge in Sumner, Ill., a 50-year member of Eastern Star, and a 32nd degree Mason in Louisville. He worked as a crane operator for Pacific Press for several years.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Beulah Irene Schonert Honeycutt; two daughters, Sarah K. Small of Robinson, Ill., and Johann Shearer of Mount Carmel; two sons, Erna E. Honeycutt of Henderson and Terry Honeycutt of Princeton, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Moffett Cemetery in Lawrence County, Ill.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Short Funeral Home in Mount Carmel, where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m.

Inez Peveler
GREENVILLE, Ky. -- Inez Peveler, 79, Greenville, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Maple Manor Nursing Home here.

She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bremen and was also a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Peveler; and one daughter, Dee Ann Stokes.

Survivors include one daughter, Janice McDonald of Bremen; four sons, Rodney Peveler of Sacramento, Mickey Peveler of Bremen, Benny Peveler of Pinckneyville, Ill., and Kenny Peveler of Corydon; one sister, Ruth Rice of Central City; 12 grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; 15 great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The Revs. Leroy Rearden and Billy Vincent will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Muhlenberg County.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time today at the church.

Tucker Funeral Home in Central City is in charge of arrangements.

Reba Trapp
CARMI, Ill. -- Reba Trapp, 87, Enfield, Ill., died at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at White County Hospital in Illinois.
She was a restaurant owner in Enfield.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Staley of Norris City, Ill., and Jo Preston of Henderson; one son, Gene Voyles of Crete, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. The Rev. Robert Sefried and Charles Mossberger will officiate. Burial will be in Bruce Chapel Cemetery in Carmi.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Dr. H. B. Keister, 44, Former Mayfield Surgeon Dies in Fla.
- "The Mayfield Messenger" dated Jan. 2, 1978. 
Dr. H. B. Keister, a former Mayfield surgeon, died Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in a Fort Walton, Fla. hospital.  He was 44 years of age, and had been in ill health for several months.
Dr. Keister practiced in Mayfield from 1966 until 1974 when he went to Florida to make his home.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annette Keister, four children,  Katherine, Michael, Elizabeth, and John, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Keister; one brother, Dr. Earl Keister Jr., of Knoxville, Tenn. and one sister, Mrs. Prim Wood of Louisville.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hillsboro, Texas.  The Marshall and Marshall Mortuary of that city is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Keister's memory to General Hospital in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.


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