Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Emileen Wilson
Emileen Wilson, 79, Henderson, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, at Redbanks nursing home.
She was of the Baptist faith and had operated a daycare center for 25 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Geralene Carter of Henderson; one grandson; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Berry will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bertha Sellars
Bertha Sellars, 97, Henderson, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday, March 26, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Temple.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl C., who died in 1966, and one son, Arnold Ray Sellars, who died in 1996.
Survivors include one daughter, Marguerite Hazelwood of Henderson; three sons, John Sellars, Jim Sellars and Charles Sellars, all of Henderson; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Revs. Joseph Tricquet and Harry Hunter will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Immanuel Baptist Temple Building Fund.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Shelby Scott
Shelby Scott, 85, Henderson, formerly of Webster County, died at 10 p.m. Friday, March 26, 1999, at his home.
A member of Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church, he had retired from Gulf Oil Co. and was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Whitlock, who died in 1989.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lillie Knight Scott; two daughters, Nancy Pullen and Louise S. Oglesby, both of Henderson; one son, Jim Scott of Rantoul, Ill.; one brother, Arlie Scott of Murray; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Sebree-Poole Chapel in Sebree. The Rev. Les Chapman will officiate. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery near Sebree.
Friends may call from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

James Alfred Gooch Sr.
PROVIDENCE -- James Alfred Gooch Sr., 70, died at 8:03 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, at his home here.
He was a member of Nebo Baptist Church, Providence Masonic Lodge No. 148, the Rizpah Shrine Temple and the Webster County Scottish Rite Club. He was also a 33-degree Scottish Rite Mason.
He was founder of West Kentucky Steel Construction Co. He was also a past district deputy grand master of Blue Lodge of Kentucky, commander of all York Rite bodies, former Providence city councilman and president of Providence Golf & Country Club.
Survivors include one daughter, Shelia Gooch Kelley of Providence; two sons, state Rep. Jim Gooch Jr. and Eddie Gooch, both of Providence; five sisters, Dean Childress of Henderson, Wanda Querry of Sturgis, Donna Shocklee of Owensboro, Ora Lee Bearden of Madisonville and Betty English of Nebo; two brothers, C.J. Gooch and Ralph Phillips, both of Grand Rivers, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Townsend-Jones Funeral Home in Providence. The Rev. Barry Cullen will officiate. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery near Clay.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 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.

Theodore F. Hartig
EVANSVILLE -- Theodore F. Hartig, 76, died of cancer at 10:33 p.m. Friday, March 26, 1999, at his home here.
He was a member of Zoar United Church of Christ in Evansville, the Eagles and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1114. He also enjoyed working in his yard.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Steinkamp Hartig, who died in 1982.
Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Ida M.; one daughter, Connie Kay of Evansville; one stepdaughter, Pat Jacks of Valley View, Pa.; one son, Kenny Hartig of Evansville; one stepson, Donald Majors of Henderson; one brother, Woodrow Hartig of Poseyville, Ind.; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Zoar United Church of Christ. The Revs. Tom Ressler and Don Bernhardt will officiate. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, where military rites will be performed by the Retired Veterans Memorial Club.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Pierre Funeral Home in Evansville and after 9 a.m. Monday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Ohio Valley/Deaconess Hospice.

Helen Louise Johnsey
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Helen Louise Johnsey, 82, Collierville, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 33 years, Richard " Dick" Carman, who died in 1966, and her second husband of 20 years, Carl Lee Johnsey, who died in 1998.
A nurse in Jackson, Tenn., for more than 30 years, she was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tenn., and was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Carman Crafton of Henderson and Elizabeth Ann David of Collierville; one son, Corky Carman of Louisville; one stepson, Ronnie Johnsey of Ripley, Tenn.; one brother, Billie Wiles of Jackson; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel in Jackson. The Rev. Earl David will officiate.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, c/o Shasta Norman, 1120 S. Adams St., Henderson, Ky. 42420.

Helen Matilda Craig
Helen Matilda Craig, 87, Henderson, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Medco Center.
Of the Baptist faith, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty C. Feix of Henderson, and two sons, Robert W. Craig of Knoxville, Tenn., and Norman Cecil Craig of Tampa, Fla.
Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, Kentucky Chapter, 410 W. Chestnut St., Suite 750, Louisville, Ky. 40202-2325.

Gonzie H. Scott
Gonzie H. Scott, 82, Henderson, died at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at his home.
A member of Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church, he was a retired farmer.
survivors include his wife, Mary K.; two daughters, Venita S. Stanley of Corydon and Charlene Keach of Henderson; one sister, Edna J. Powell of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; one brother, Shirley Scott of Madisonville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Lillie Allen
STURGIS -- Lillie Allen, 86, Sturgis, died at 1:59 p.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bertha, who died in 1995.
Survivors include one daughter, Darnetta Foster of Uniontown; one son, Dale Allen of Sturgis; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis. The Rev. David Pettie will officiate. Burial will be in Baptist Cemetery in Sturgis.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where wake services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Arcelia Pray
Arcelia Pray, 88, Henderson, died at 10:24 a.m. Friday, April 4, 1999, at Medco Center of Henderson.
She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Lynda Stewart and Carol Swanson, both of Henderson, Shirley Fegett of Hartford, Ky., and Joyce Hayhurst of Bosocel Bell, Wis.; one son, Howard Pray of Jacksonville, Fla.; 21 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are pending at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

Harrol Shouse
MORGANFIELD -- Harrol Shouse, 81, Morganfield, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, at his home here.
A deacon at Morganfield Christian Church, he was a farmer in Union County.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lorene Callender Shouse; one daughter, Marilyn Baker of Charlotte, N.C.; five sons, Gerald K. Shouse, Dennis Shouse and Larry Shouse, all of Morganfield, Charles Shouse of Thousand Palms, Calif., and Philip Shouse of Winter Park, Fla.; one sister, Alberta White of Evansville; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christian Church in Morganfield. The Rev. Gary Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. until service time Sunday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Morganfield Christian Church or St. Anthony's Hospice.

Ella "Toppy" Tigue Raber
Ella "Toppy" Tigue Raber, 79, Henderson, died at 3:37 a.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999, at Select Specialty Hospital of Evansville.
She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society. She also had worked at A & P Grocery for 26 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Jr., who died in 1971.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Raber of South Bend, Ind., and Rita Garner of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Joe Tigue of Henderson; nieces nad nephews.
Services will be at noon Wednesday 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 2 to 8 p.m. today and until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 6 tonight.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Tigue, Mike Tigue, Eddie Tigue, Billy Utley, Steve Wilson, Glenn Johnson and Kevin French.

Lyle V. Marshall
Lyle V. Marshall, 83, Henderson, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999, at Medco Center.
A former chief of police in Scottsburg, Ind., he was retired from DuPont Chemical Co. and he was of the Methodist faith. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a 32nd-degree Mason.
He was a member of the Blue Lodge No. 369 in Shelburn, Ind., and the Scottish Rite in Evansville. He was also a member of the Murat Temple in Indianapolis and was a door greeter for Wal-Mart for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Alice M.; two daughters, Diane E. Dickson of Henderson and Judith C. Schneider of Las Vegas; one brother, Harold C. Marshall of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nephews.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Rebecca Curry will officiate. Entombment will be in Fairmont Mausoleum.
Friends may call after noon Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to any charity.

Dorothy D. "Dottie" Tapp
Dorothy D. "Dottie" Tapp, 75, Poole, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday, April 12, 1999, at her home.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E.K., who died in 1991.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol VanCleve of Evansville; two sons, Allen L. Condra of Poole and Carl E. Condra of Smithville, Texas; one stepson, Eddie Tapp of Las Vegas; her mother, Nora Douglas of Henderson; two sisters, Linda Townsend of Poole and Bessie Sanders of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Frank Douglas of New Haven, Mich., and Charles Douglas of Pensacola, Fla.; four grandsons; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Rebecca Curry will officiate. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice of Webster County.

Alice B. Redmon
Alice B. Redmon, 75, Henderson, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999, at Redbanks nursing home.
She was retired from St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, who died in 1993.
Survivors include two sisters, Eva Carter of Reed and Florence Obenchain of Fordsville, Ky.; one brother, Florentine Carver of Henderson County; her caretaker, Deborah Powell of Henderson; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Reed.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice.

Jessie Eugene Vaughn
Jessie Eugene Vaughn, 82, Smith Mills, died at 11:26 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
He was a member of Bellview United Methodist Church.
He was a retired bus mechanic with the Henderson County school system for 33 years, having retired in 1982. He was also a World War II veteran, having been a recipient of The Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Naomi; one son, Kenny Vaughn of Madisonville; two sisters, Alice Collins and Geraldine Vaughn, both of Evansville; one brother, Harold Vaughn of Evansville; and one grandson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry Lewis will officiate. Burial will be Smith Mills Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bellview United Methodist Church in Smith Mills.

Betty Imogene Baker
MORGANFIELD -- Betty Imogene Baker, 73, Morganfield, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Morganfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, who died in 1979.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen McBride of Waverly and Kim Taylor of Morganfield; two sons, Michael D. Baker of Princeton, Ky., and Randall K. Baker of Wheatland, Ind.; one sister, Delta Cox of Vincennes, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Brother Sam Belo will officiate. Burial will be in Pride-Bordley Cemetery in Union County.
Friends may after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Elizabeth Ashby
SLAUGHTERS -- Mary Elizabeth Ashby, 90, Slaughters, died at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999, at N.H.C. Home in Madisonville.
A member of Slaughters United Methodist Church, she was past president of the Ladies Missionary Union and formerly attended the Old Salem Methodist Church. She was also a retired business woman, having worked at the Slaughters Post Office as a mail Clerk For 37 years and she was a retired teacher.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Slaughters-Hanson Chapel in Slaughters. The Rev. David Fultz will officiate. Burial will be in Slaughters Cemetery.
Friends may call after 8 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Slaughters United Methodist Church.

Jesse E. Porter
CROSSVILLE, Ill. -- Jesse E. Porter, 71, Crossville, formerly of Henderson, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.
A retired inspector for the Illinois Department of Transportation, he was a World War II veteran. He was a member of Crossville United Methodist Church and the Carmi American Legion. He was also a member of the Carmi Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Carmi Elks Lodge and the Mount Carmel Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Charlotte C.; three daughters, Marsha Reynolds of Louisville, Phyllis Charlton of Palatine, Ill., and Donnetta Gwaltney of Haubstadt, Ind.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Crossville United Methodist Church. The Revs. David Reynolds and Dale Wilfong will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville, Ill.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Sturm Funeral Home in Crossville.

Lucile S. Horrell
OWENSBORO -- Lucile S. Horrell, 80, Owensboro, formerly of Sebree, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Bon Scour Venice Hospital in Venice, Fla.
She was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church in Owensboro and was a retired kindergarten teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James D., who died in 1962.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary N. Horrell of Venice, Fla.; one son, James "Pat" Horrell of Bradenton, Fla.; one sister, Betty Hager of Bradenton; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anne's Chapel, Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro.

George Thomas Golday
George Thomas Golday, 69, Henderson, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Methodist Hospital.
A former U.S. Army corporal, he had retired from Liquid Transport, where he was a truck driver for 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Etta Golday; one daughter, Debra Glover of Henderson; two sons, Daniel Golday and David Golday, both of Henderson; two sisters, Frances Harrell of Henderson and Eula Trogden of Cullman, Ala.; one brother, Bobby Golday of Henderson; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Revs. John Coomer and Andy Ausenbaugh will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery, where military rites will be performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.
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 the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Building Fund.

Wayne Martin Hart
CLAY -- Wayne Martin Hart, 83, died at 5:55 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, at his home here.
A former U.S. Marine, he was a member of Webb Memorial United Methodist Church in Clay. He was also a member of Jachin Lodge No. 739 F&AM for 50 years, United Mine Workers Association Local 1071 and Alcoa United Steel Workers of America Local 104.
Survivors include one daughter, Kay Roberts of Clay; one sister, Edna Earl Lawrence of Cottage City, Md.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Vanover Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. Laddie Pride will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Clay with military rites.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, where Masonic rites will be performed at 6 tonight.

Freida Ann Sellers Higgins
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. -- Freida Ann Sellers Higgins, 70, Lawrenceburg, formerly of Henderson, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
She had retired from Lawrenceburg National Bank after 22 years as an employee and bookkeeper.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Crowley "K.O." Higgins, who died in 1994, and one daughter, Paula K. Young.
Survivors include two sons, Leslie Steven Higgins and Robert Gregory Higgins, both of Lawrenceburg; one sister, Jane Sellers Cole of Henderson; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg. Brother Bob C. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, 2201 Regency Rd., Suite 401, Lexington, Ky. 40503-2339.


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