Miscellaneous Ohio County, Kentucky Obituaries
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Clara Vae Courson

CENTRAL CITY - Clara Vae Courson, 79, of Central City died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Muhlenberg County and retired as a payroll clerk from Dover Elevator in Mississippi. She was a member of Southland Baptist Church in Memphis and the Order of the Eastern Star in Memphis.

David Lewis Farley

BEAVER DAM - David Lewis Farley, 52, of Beaver Dam died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at his home. He was born in Gilstrap and was an Army veteran. He retired as owner and operator of Beaver Dam Furniture Store and was a former master and member of McHenry Masonic Lodge No. 800.

Joseph G. 'Joe' Brown

Joseph G. "Joe" Brown, 88, of 801 Poindexter St., Owensboro, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County, retired from Owensboro Canning Co. and was of the Catholic faith. His wife, Sylvia R. Brown, died Jan. 28, 1993.

Lillian Calhoun Mills

Lillian Calhoun Mills, 87, of 1219 St. Ann St., Owensboro, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Sorgho and retired from General Electric Co., where she was a supervisor. She was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star Acacia Chapter No. 46 and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Her husband, Gilbert C. "Red" Mills, died Nov. 8, 1979.

Marjorie Ernestyne Lovell Chinn

Marjorie Ernestyne Lovell Chinn, 82, of 2016 Sheridan Place, Owensboro, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Owensboro. She was born in Muhlenberg County and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a second-grade teacher at Longfellow School for 11 years and was a kindergarten teacher at Wesleyan Heights. Her husband, Melvin Chinn, died in 1989.

Minnie Sutton

RUMSEY - Minnie Sutton, 91, of Rumsey died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Hopkins County and was a homemaker. Her husband, Barney Sutton, died April 21, 1977.

Natalie Trogdon

Natalie Trogdon, 11, of Utica died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Daviess County, was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church in Owensboro and was a sixth-grader at College View Middle School, where she was an A-B Honor Roll student. She enjoyed art, drawing sketches, swimming and going to church. She played softball for Utica and had started playing basketball.

Ray James Wells

Ray James Wells, 48, of 6918 Leslie Lane, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at his home. He was born in Christian County.

Robert Edward Todd

MIDDLETOWN - Robert Edward Todd, 72, of Middletown, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at his home. He was born in Greenville, was a Navy veteran of World War II and graduated from Greenville High School and from the University of Kentucky. He retired as the senior vice president of purchasing services at the University of Louisville, was a member of the National Association of Educational Buyers and was a former president of the National Association of Purchasing Management and the Purchasing Management Association of Louisville.

Obituaries for 12 February 1998
Annie Mae Burke Bray

Annie Mae Burke Bray, 40, of 6893 U.S. 60 E., Owensboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at her home. She was born in Hammond, Ind., was a self-employed sitter for elderly and disabled persons and was of the Baptist faith.

Calvin C. Williams

HENDERSON - Calvin C. Williams, 55, of Henderson died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Community Methodist Hospital in Henderson. He was a member of Haven Pentecostal Church in Henderson.

Donna C. Worthington

Donna C. Worthington, 81, of 1101 Worthington Road, Owensboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. She was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., and was a member Zion United Church of Christ, where she was a member of the T.C.G. Sunday school class and was a Sunday school teacher for 40 years. She was a freelance feature article writer, was a freelance photographer and was a bookkeeper at Worthington Training Kennel, which was owned by her husband. She was a hostess and operated with her husband the Hunting Lease for FINA Oil Co. in Big Springs, Texas. She was a member of the Owensboro Herb Society, Owensboro Photography Club, Owensboro Kennel Club and Owensboro Ornithological Club. She enjoyed gardening and classical music.

Ethel Vanover DeBruler

Ethel Vanover DeBruler, 80, of 1327 W. Third St., Owensboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Hopkins County, retired from the Owensboro Board of Education, where she served as secretary to former superintendents Kenneth Estes and Dr. William Chandler, and was the secretary for the Owensboro Independent School Transportation System. She was a member of Eaton Memorial Baptist Church and the Elizabeth Maglinger Sunday school class. She received the mayor's Key to the City Award for her work as president of the State Association of Educational Support Personnel and served on various committees of the state and national associations of Educational Support Personnel. She was a co-founder of the Wheeler's Wheel Retired Past President's Association of Educational Support Personnel. She was a Lady Kentucky Colonel, was a volunteer for tax preparation at the Elizabeth Munday Center and volunteered at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and the RiverPark Center. Her husband, George V. DeBruler, died in 1995.

Gene Coleman

BEAVER DAM - Eugene Victor "Gene" Coleman, 84, of Beaver Dam died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at his home. He was born in Ohio County, retired as owner and operator of Crossroads Grocery and was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Geneva Young Lindley

MATANZAS - Geneva Young Lindley, 94, of Matanzas died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Ohio County, was a member of West Point Baptist Church in Matanzas and graduated from the University of Kentucky. She was a teacher in the Covington School System until 1953 and was a teacher in the Ohio County School System, where she taught at Beaver Dam Grade School until her retirement.

Joseph Anslem Reisz

Joseph Anslem Reisz, 73, of 211 Hillbridge Road, Owensboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. He was born in Daviess County and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a retired farmer.

Louis Wayne Morris

Louis Wayne Morris, infant son of Ethel and Thomas Morris of 2837 Wayside Drive W., Owensboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County.

Myrl Smith

CALHOUN - Myrl Smith, 50, of Calhoun died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in McLean County and was a member of Calhoun Baptist Church.

Nina Ruth Harrison

Nina Ruth Harrison, 95, of the Roosevelt House II, 530 Yale Place, Owensboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Owensboro. She was born in Owensboro, graduated from Daviess County High School in 1919 and retired as an office manager and dental assistant for her son, Dr. Earl Harrison. She was a member of Seven Hills Baptist Church, where had been a Sunday School teacher for 25 years, and enjoyed quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Harrison, in 1968; and a son, Dr. Earl Harrison, in 1997.

Opal Mable Sigers

GREENVILLE - Opal Mable Sigers, 84, of Greenville died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born in Todd County, was a homemaker and was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Christian County.

Savanah Faye White

CENTRAL CITY - Savanah Faye White, 83, of Central City died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Greenville. She was born in Ohio County, was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith.

Winfield Embry Basham

EVANSVILLE - Winfield Embry Basham, 74, of Evansville died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was a member of the Indiana AMVETS Post 0084, Sportsman Club and Philips Chapel in Owensboro. His former wife, Myrtle Mae Patterson, died in 1975.

Obituaries for 11 February 1998
Bertha May Mullis

TELL CITY, Ind. - Bertha May Mullis, 93, of Tell City died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Perry County (Ind.) Memorial Hospital in Tell City. She was born in Perry County, owned and operated Mullis' Grocery Store for 20 years with her husband and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She was a charter member of the Daughters of Isabella, Perry County Homemakers Club and William Tell Senior Citizens. Her husband of 63 years, Adolph Mullis, died Oct. 5, 1990.

Catherine M. Greer

VACAVILLE, Calif. - Catherine M. Greer, 82, of Vacaville died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Vaca Valley Hospital in Vacaville. She was born in Owensboro.

Esther A. Cash

TELL CITY, Ind. - Esther A. Cash, 99, of Tell City died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Lincoln Hills Health Care in Tell City. She was born in Perry County, Ind., retired from the cotton mill in Cannelton, Ind., and was a member of Tell City Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Cash; and a son, Edward L. Gillick.

Gaynell Heflin Motherhead

CENTERTOWN - Gaynell Heflin Motherhead, 64, formerly of Centertown, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Southwest Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Centertown, was a member of Rock Haven Baptist Church in Brandenburg and was formerly employed by General Electric Co. in Owensboro. Her husband, Charles Motherhead, died in 1989.

Irene Embry

KUTTAWA - Irene Embry, 90, of Kuttawa died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Lake Clough Retirement Center in Kuttawa. She was a member of Eddyville Church of Christ. Her husband, Ted Embry, died in 1975.

Katina Faye Willis

GREENVILLE - Katina Faye Willis, 24, of Greenville died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was born in Muhlenberg County and was a member of Roland Memorial Baptist Church.

Norman Lee 'Leeroy' Daugherty

Norman Lee "Leeroy" Daugherty, 65, of 1229 Carter Road, Owensboro, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in McLean County, retired from Daugherty Painting and was a member of Parrish Avenue Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, where he was a demolition expert, was a sharpshooter and received the Purple Heart medal.

Troy Lee Brown

HARDINSBURG - Troy Lee Brown, 16, of Harned died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at the University Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Daviess County, was a junior at Breckinridge County High School and was a member of St. Romuald Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing basketball and was a member of the Breckinridge County IBA Basketball League.

Obituaries for 10 February 1998
Bobby Earl Mayes

WAVERLY HALL, Ga. - Bobby Earl Mayes, 64, of Waverly Hall died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at the Medical Center in Columbus, Ga. He was born in Cleaton and retired from Callaway Gardens Bakery. He served 12 1/2 years in the Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 665.

Daisy Rowans Kipling

CENTRAL CITY - Daisy Rowans Kipling, 86, of Central City died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born in McLean County, retired as a cashier from Stewart's IGA and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Doll Jones

DEPOY - Doll Jones, 91, of Depoy died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. He was born in Todd County and was a retired farmer. He attended Sharon School and Sharon General Baptist Church.

Edna Irene Berry

Edna Irene Berry, 77, of 1145 Gilbert Lane, Owensboro, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at her home. She was born in McLean County, was a homemaker and was a member of Faith Temple Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph William Berry on Feb. 19, 1945; her second husband, Charles Eugene Berry on Feb. 2, 1981; a son, Donald Edward Berry on June 17, 1987; and a daughter, Wanda Gail Berry in 1967.

Ella Anna Vogt

LEWISBURG - Ella Anna Vogt, 91, of Lewisburg died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at her daughter's home in Lewisburg. She was born in Lake County, Ind., was a homemaker and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Cedar Lake, Ind.

F.K. Fulkerson

F.K. Fulkerson, 93, of 8942 Todd Bridge Road, Owensboro, died Sunday, Feb., 8, 1998, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Owensboro. He was born in Daviess County and was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Father Connor Council No. 6101.

Frances Boswell Bellamy

Frances Boswell Bellamy, 78, of Owensboro died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Henderson County, was formerly employed by American National Can Co. in Hammond, Ind., and was a member of Hoffman Street Baptist Church in Hammond. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lee Bellamy, in 1968; two sons, Joseph Allen Bellamy and Shelby Ray Bellamy.

Fred J. White

HARDINSBURG - Fred J. White, 57, of Harned died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Rome, N.Y., and was a member of St. Romuald Catholic Church. He was an Air Force veteran and retired as a lab technician from Olin Chemical in Brandenburg.

Hazel P. Miller

CENTRAL CITY - Hazel P. Miller, 94, of Central City died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at her daughter's home in Central City. She was born in Muhlenberg County, was a homemaker and was a member of Woodson Baptist Church in Powderly.

Henry Frazier Fleming

BEECHMONT - Henry Frazier Fleming, 81, of Beechmont died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. He was born in Muhlenberg County, was a World War II veteran and was of the General Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Hawking Fleming; his second wife, Gertrue Pogue Fleming; and a son, William Frazier Fleming.

James T. Cravens

CLOVERPORT - James T. Cravens, 83, of Cloverport died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at his home. He was born in Breckinridge County and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Jesstine Poole Cheaney

IRVINGTON - Jesstine Poole Cheaney, 61, of Irvington died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was a member of Clair Memorial Methodist Church in Irvington.

Richard B. Young

Richard B. Young, 55, of 2100 Griffith Place W. died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County, was employed by Willamette Industries, where he worked in the maintenance department for 29 years, and was a member of Owensboro Christian Church.

Roy L. Harding

DERBY, Ind. - Roy L. Harding, 65, of Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Perry County, Ind., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at St. Joe Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne in 1990.Survivors include his wife, Sharon Harding; two sons, Rick Harding of Parma, Mich., and Randy Harding of Kearns, Utah; two daughters, Laura Stout and Christine Bird, both of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Jim Harding of Derby, Joseph Harding and Jerry Harding, both of Fort Wayne; and four sisters, Carolyn Burton, Jean Reimund and Bessie Jones, all of Fort Wayne, and Mary Shellenberger of Rome, Ind.

The Rev. Anthony T. Ziegler

The Rev. Anthony T. Ziegler, 64, of the Carmel Home, Owensboro, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at the Carmel Home. He was born in New Orleans, attended St. Stephen School for three years and attended St. Francis Academy in Owensboro for two years. He finished his high school education at the St. Charles College Seminary in Carthagena, Ohio, where he continued in the seminary from 1948 to June 1953; received his degree in philosophy from St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, and received his degree in theology in 1959 from St. Maur's Seminary in South Union. He was ordained on May 1, 1959, at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro and served as assistant pastor at St. Agnes Church in Uniontown from 1959 to 1962, while he ministered on weekends at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hopkinsville. He taught at Owensboro Catholic High School from 1962 to 1973 while he was in residence and was a part-time assistant at St. Stephen Cathedral, and he was the pastor at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Calhoun from 1968 to 1971. He was the chaplain at Mount St. Joseph from 1976 to 1982, an associate professor at Brescia College from 1973 to 1982 and was assigned as the pastor of St. Peter and Sacred Heart parishes in Waverly from 1993 to the present. He established the Diocesan Office of Worship and was the director from 1983 to 1992, established the Office for the Continuing Education of the Clergy and was the director from 1983 to 1996 and was the president and director of the National Association of Continuing Education for Clergy and Religious.

Vela Mae Bidwell Coleman

Vela Mae Bidwell Coleman, 87, of 4523 Sutherland Road, Owensboro, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Calhoun and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was formerly employed by General Electric Co. and was a self-employed seamstress. Her husband, Terry Coleman, died Dec. 27, 1987.

Obituaries for 9 February 1998
David Lowell Finley

David Lowell Finley, 42, of 302 E. 22nd St., Owensboro, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Colombia, South America, and was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. He was a mechanic and was a Navy veteran, where he worked on oil tanks in Alaska and was a chief.

Frank A. Hargis

DERBY, Ind. - Frank A. Hargis, 83, of Derby died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Lincoln Hills Health Care Center in Tell City, Ind. He was born in New Albany, Ind., and retired as a farmer in 1979, where he continued to assist his son in the operation. He was a member and deacon of Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Derby and was a 50-year member of Rome Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 133. He served on the board of directors of Perry Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative and assisted in the founding of the Glennwood Church campgrounds near Derby.

Frankie Z. Smith

ROCKPORT, Ind. - Frankie Z. Smith, 89, of Glasgow, formerly of Rockport, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Rosewood Healthcare Center in Bowling Green. He was born in Glasgow, was a farmer and was employed by Rockport Sanitary Pottery. His wife, Margie Smith, died in 1994.

Hugh Almond 'Buster' Smith

Hugh Almond "Buster" Smith, of 2310 N. Wintergreen Loop, Owensboro, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Torrent, was an Army veteran and was an independent land agent for 33 years until his retirement. He played semi-professional baseball and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 130.

Lou Ella B. VanVactor

Lou Ella B. VanVactor, 86, of 618 Suffolk Drive, Owensboro, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro. She was born in Daviess County, retired as a school lunchroom cook, having worked at Owensboro and Owensboro Catholic school systems, and was a charter member of the Food Service Association. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl VanVactor, Aug. 22, 1985; two sons, Joe Lewis "Buddy" Bell, Jan. 27, 1996, and James Kenneth VanVactor, July 5, 1952.

Lucille Cotton

EDDYVILLE - Lucille Cotton, 88, of Eddyville died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Caldwell County Hospital in Princeton. She was born in Lyon County, retired as a clerk from Princeton Drugstore and was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Eddyville.

Mary Sylvia Quinn

Mary Sylvia Quinn, 88, of 1217 Cedar St., Owensboro, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at her home. She was born in Hancock County and was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Quinn on April 23, 1970; and two sons, Daniel Jewel Quinn on Dec. 1, 1993, and Charles Patrick Quinn on June 12, 1951.

Morgan Horn Jr.

Morgan Horn Jr., 58, of Owensboro died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County, was self-employed in the construction business and was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Kentucky Lake area.

O.T. Young

LEWISPORT - O.T. Young, 79, of Lewisport died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at his home. He was born in Hancock County, graduated from Owensboro Business College and retired as an agent from the Hancock County ASCS office. He was a member and deacon of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church and was a charter member of Lewisport Lions Club.

Rena Curtis Waltz

CENTERTOWN - Rena Curtis Waltz, 77, formerly of Centertown, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro. She was born in Centertown and was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Beaver Dam. She was a secretary and receptionist at Firestone Research Lab in Akron, Ohio, and was a retired judicial clerk. Her husband, Frank Waltz Jr., died in 1965.

The Rev. Raymond Clyde Voyles

BOWLING GREEN - The Rev. Raymond Clyde Voyles, 77, of Bowling Green died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was born in Hawesville and was a member of Eastwood Baptist Church and Warren Association of Baptist. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Morris Voyles.

Wilburn Knight

POWDERLY - Wilburn Knight, 75, of Powderly died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at his son's home in Owensboro. He was born in Muhlenberg County and was a member of Mercer Baptist Church in Powderly. He was a World War II veteran and retired from Illinois Central Railroad.


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