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James 'Ted' Arnold III
James "Ted" Arnold III, 39, of 2939 Legion Park Drive, Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native worked at Arnold Jewelers. He was an Army veteran and graduated from Horology School of Clocks in Quincy, Ill. 

Lillie Jewell Bolin
Lillie Jewell Bolin, 75, of Owensboro died there Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Bon Harbor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The Ohio County native was a member of First General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Bolin, in 1995 and a daughter, Betty Bolin, in 1946. 

John Bennett Cravens
EVANSVILLE -- John Bennett Cravens, 99, of Evansville, formerly of Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Angel Rivers Health & Rehab. The Owensboro native retired from Servel Inc. in 1955. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Baird Cravens, died in 1992. 

Edith C. Goodman
Edith C. Goodman, 70, of 415 Sutton Lane, Owensboro, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Owensboro native was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church. 

Donald B. Hallam
Donald B. Hallam, 80, of Owensboro died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center in Southport, N.C., of congestive heart failure. The Albion, Ill., native was an electrician and had worked at General Tire and Rubber in Evansville. He had served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was active in the volunteer Grandparent's Program in Owensboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Majors Hallam, in 2000; and his son, Daniel B. Hallam, on Oct. 16, 2001. 

Norman G. Held
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Norman G. Held, 91, of Tell City died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at his home. The Lamar, Ind., native was a retired farmer and member of Evangelical United Church of Christ and American Legion Post 213. He was a staff sergeant in the Army, serving in the South Pacific, and enjoyed gardening and fishing. 

William G. Jewell
William G. Jewell, 83, of 754 Parkway Drive, Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Livingston native retired from Owensboro Municipal Utilities as a warehouse clerk. He was a member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church and Oddfellows Lodge 132. 

Christine Smith Kelsall
RUSSELL SPRINGS -- Christine Smith Kelsall, 79, of Russell Springs died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. The Russell County native was a retired court reporter and member of St. Matthews Baptist Church. 

Sister Therese Martin Mattingly
MAPLE MOUNT -- Sister Therese Martin Mattingly, 94, of Maple Mount died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. The Loretto native was in her 74th year of religious life and had served 12 years in an outreach ministry in Benton. She taught for 55 years in Harrodsburg, Louisville, Howardstown, Clementsville, Calvary and Leitchfield. 

William G. Mattingly
CARRSVILLE -- William G. Mattingly, 79, of Carrsville died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Crittenden County Convalescent Center. He was a member of Hurricane Church, Salem Masonic Lodge 81 and Marion Order of Eastern Star Chapter 135. 

Margaret McNamara-Kane
BEEMER, Neb. -- Margaret McNamara-Kane, 89, of Beemer died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at her home. The Beemer native was a high school science teacher in Maple Mount from 1936-1939 and in Owensboro from 1939-1969. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Beemer and a former member of Kentucky Teachers Association. 

Madonna E. Murphy
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Madonna E. Murphy, 75, of Tell City died there Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Beverly Health Care. The Tell City native retired as produce manager from Noble's IGA in Tell City in 1982 after 20 years of service. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 Auxiliary and enjoyed cross-stitching and bowling. 

Hazel Mae Penrod
DUNMOR -- Hazel Mae Penrod, 101, of Dunmor died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Russellville Health Care Manor. The Logan County native was a homemaker and member of Dunmor Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Allen Sanders Penrod. 

Delmar 'Doc' Shadwick
LEWISPORT -- Delmar "Doc" Shadwick, 94, of Lewisport died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at his home. The Daviess County native was a retired farmer. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and past president of Yelvington Camp Meeting. 

Eva Belle Carroll
SEMIWAY -- Eva Belle Carroll, 85, of Semiway died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at her home. The McLean County native was a homemaker and member of New Cypress Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. Her husband, Ray Carroll, died Sept. 30, 1975. 

Lindol Wade DeWeese
LOUISVILLE -- Lindol Wade DeWeese, 71, of Louisville died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at his home. The Ohio County native retired from L&N Railroad South Louisville shops after 44 years of service as a carman and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Valley Station Baptist Church, V.F.W. Post 1181 and the Grass Roots Democratic Club. 

Chance Alee Bradley
Chance Alee Bradley, 21-day-old son of Jennifer Rolley of Owensboro and Chris Bradley of Munfordville, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Muhlenberg County. 

Obie Odel Gardner
KINGS PARK, N.Y. -- Obie Odel Gardner, 74, of Kings Park, formerly of Stanley, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Kings Park. 

Jewell Curtis Groves
BELTON -- Jewell Curtis Groves, 63, of Belton died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at his son's home in Madisonville. The Muhlenberg County native was a saw mill worker and a Pentecostal. 

John Henry Hall
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- John Henry Hall, 79, of Bonita Springs died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. The Lewisport native was a retired crane operator with Continental Steel in Kokomo, Ind., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Baptist. He enjoyed cards, camping, square dancing and shuffleboard. 

Thelma Lee Harned
CLARKSON -- Thelma Lee Harned, 86, of Clarkson died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at North Hardin Health & Rehab in Radcliff. The Custer native retired from Bacons Department Store in Shively. She was a Methodist and a member of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Harned. 

Thomas Lee Adkins Sr.
MORGANTOWN -- Thomas Lee Adkins Sr., 67, of Owensboro died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Butler County native retired as a farmer and was a member of Newman Baptist Church. 

Mary Magdalen 'Madge' Bell
Mary Magdalen "Madge" Bell, 84, of Stanley died Wednesday. Oct. 17, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired from Westinghouse after 32 years, was a member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church and a former member of SS. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. She was a member of Army of Mary, Altar Society and Legion of Mary. 

C.L. Bruington
HARDINSBURG -- C.L. Bruington, 94, of Hardinsburg died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. The Harned native retired from Chrysler Corp. as a quality control superintendent and was a member of Ephesus Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 

Francis C. Gaesser
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Francis C. Gaesser, 88, of Tell City died there Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. The Tell City native was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years and a World War II Army veteran, serving as staff sergeant and in a military police battalion. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, American Legion Post 213, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and Moose Lodge. His wife of 50 years, Marie Kallbrier Gaesser, died Sep. 8, 1997. 

Ralph H. Irvin
CANNELTON, Ind. -- Ralph H. Irvin, 89, of Cannelton died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at his home. The Cannelton native was owner/operator of Cannelton Supply Co. and was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a teacher at Myers Grade School in Cannelton for 18 years and a Mason. He had served on Cannelton City School Board and Cannelton City Council. His wife of 60 years, Avis Carr Irvin, died in 1995. 

Marie Lynch
BRANCHVILLE, Ind. -- Marie Lynch, 86, of Branchville died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Ind. The Louisville native retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1978 as Branchville postmaster, was former chairman of Perry County Board of Health and was a member of Branchville United Methodist Church and past member of St. Croix Homemakers Club. She wrote "Cooking With Marie" and enjoyed traveling, cooking, quilting and growing roses. Her husband, Owen L. Lynch, died in 1990. 

Nettie 'Dodey' Miller Shifley
LOUISVILLE -- Nettie "Dodey" Miller Shifley of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. She graduated from Owensboro High School and University of Louisville. Her husband, Russell S. Shifley Jr., died in 1999. 

Stanford Leroy Watts Jr.
BALTIMORE -- Stanford Leroy Watts Jr., 37, of Baltimore died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at his home. He was a Baltimore native. 

Charles A. Whittington Sr.
Charles A. Whittington Sr., 76, of Owensboro died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Clarksville, Miss., native enjoyed sports and ballgames. A son, Charles A. Whittington Jr., died in 1994. 

Ora May Hardison
BEECH CREEK -- Ora May Hardison, 83, of Beech Creek died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at her home. The Muhlenberg County native was a homemaker and member of Riverside Missionary Baptist Church in Browder. 

Opal Tyson Vincent
GRAHAM -- Opal Tyson Vincent, 87, of Graham died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital after a lengthy illness. The Muhlenberg County native was a housewife and member of Corley Chapel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryant Vincent, on Sept. 16, 1965; and a son, Cecil Ray Vincent, on Feb. 14, 1999. 

Bernice Davis Allen Reed
Bernice Davis Allen Reed, 86, of Owensboro died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Leon, W.Va., native was a homemaker and had attended Good Shepherd Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John W. Allen in 1940 and Forrest L. Reed; a son, Jim Allen in June, 2000; and two stepsons, Russell Reed and Ronnie Reed. 

Dorothy Faith Goodaker
Dorothy Faith Goodaker, 76, of 824 Cottage Drive, Owensboro, died there Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. The Owensboro native was a member of Owensboro Christian Church and enjoyed playing golf and bridge. 

Woodie Mae Bishop
Woodie Mae Bishop, 94, of 1215 W. First St., Owensboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired as a sales clerk from several downtown Owensboro department stores before retiring in 1972 and was the last surviving charter member of Audubon Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Durward Bishop Sr., on Feb. 9, 1967; and a daughter, Helen Joyce Bishop, on Aug. 1, 1948. 

Mary Magdalen Madge Bell
Mary Magdalen "Madge" Bell, 74, of Stanley died Wednesday. Oct. 17, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired from Westinghouse after 32 years, was a member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church in Stanley and a former member of SS. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. 

Margaret Saalwaechter Beaty
Margaret Saalwaechter Beaty, 86, of Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Owensboro, died there Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. The Stanley native retired from General Electric after 25 years and was a member of Third Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Beaty, on Feb. 26, 1969; and a daughter, Ann Latham, in June, 1990. 

Carl Wilhelm Yeager
RICHLAND, Ind. -- Carl Wilhelm Yeager, 96, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., formerly of Richland, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, in Rancho Palos Verdes from a stroke and other complications. He retired as a farmer in 1970. His wife, Emma Yeager, died in 1987. 

Ailene Shutt
GREENVILLE -- Ailene Shutt, 77, of Greenville died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at her home after a lengthy illness. The Muhlenberg County native was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville. 

Veneta M. Ballis
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Veneta M. Ballis, 47, of Tell City died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at her home from cancer. The Tell City native was administrative secretary and chief matron of Perry County Sheriff's Department until she retired in March due to illness. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Tell City and enjoyed collecting teacups and spending time with her family and grandchildren. 

Joseph W. Bartlett
Joseph W. Bartlett, 83, of 2253 Hoop Jr. Court, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired as a farmer and was a deacon and member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served 34 months, receiving a bronze battle star, a European, African and Middle Eastern campaign ribbon, and the Purple Heart while fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Faye Bartlett. 

Alma Lee Burden
CLOVERPORT -- Alma Lee Burden, 64, of Cloverport died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at her home. The Cloverport native was a member of Cloverport Baptist Church and had worked at Kentucky Baptist Children's Home at Glendale and Pine Crest. She was a licensed cosmetologist and had worked in Owensboro. 

Larry Dale Embry
Larry Dale Embry, 54, of 1700 Leitchfield Road, Owensboro, died there Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. The Ohio County native worked in the maintenance department at ALCAN Aluminum in Sebree for 18 years and was an Army veteran, serving from 1966 to 1968. 

Glenn E. Erwin
ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Glenn E. Erwin, 67, of Rockport died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System from a heart condition. The Crossville, Ill., native was a building contractor and a member of Rockport Masonic Lodge No. 112 and Ayer Flying Club in Owensboro. 

Harry L. Gebhard
EVANSVILLE -- Harry L. Gebhard, 80, of Evansville, formerly of Rockport, Ind., died Oct. 15, 2001, at Good Samaritan Home in Evansville. The Rockport native was an ARC welder at Servel Arkla for 25 years and retired from Pre-Way after 10 years. He was a member of Lessing Masonic Lodge No. 464, Scottish Rite, Hadi Shrine and Veterans of Foreign Wars 2953. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred M. Gebhard, in 1995; and a son, Michael Gebhard, in 2000. 

Marjorie Linda Gibbons
BEAVER DAM -- Marjorie Linda Gibbons, 75, of Beaver Dam died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Hendersonville, N.C., native was a homemaker and member of McHenry Baptist Church. 

Rachel Hardison Henderson Kirk
GREENVILLE -- Rachel Hardison Henderson Kirk, 91, of Greenville, formerly of Deer Lick, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. The Todd County native was a homemaker and member of Wiley's Chapel Methodist Church. 

James D. Lashbrook
James D. Lashbrook, 67, of Owensboro died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired as an attorney from private practice and attended Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a public defender for 13 years, an Army veteran and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He graduated from Brescia College with a business administration degree and received his master's from Ohio State University. 

James T. Morehead
MADISONVILLE -- James T. Morehead, 87, of Madisonville, formerly of Drakesboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. He retired from Island Creek Coal Co. in 1976 and was a member of St. Paul AME Zion Church in Drakesboro. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America and an Army veteran of World War II. 

Melissa Jane Phillips
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Melissa Phillips, 32, of Jacksonville died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. The Owensboro native was a member of Community Baptist Church. 

Theodore Rorer
GARY, Ind. -- Theodore Rorer, 83, of Gary died there Friday, Oct. 12, 2001. The Owensboro native retired from Inland Steel as a stationary fireman, attended Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II. 

Carl E. Whitmer
BREMEN -- Carl E. Whitmer, 74, of Bremen died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Spark Nursing Center in Central City. The Muhlenberg County native was a saw mill worker. He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Whitmer. 

Gustava Lee Hayden
BOWLING GREEN -- Gustava Lee Hayden, 88, of Bowling Green, formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Owensboro native retired from Domestic Insurance Co. and was a member of Center Street Missionary Baptist Church in Owensboro. She was former receptionist for Elizabeth Munday Senior Center, chaired the Parking Lot Building Fund Committee, played organ and piano for the church choir and enjoyed arts and crafts. 

James E. Couty
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- James E. Couty, 84, of Vancouver died Sept. 13, 2001, at his home. The Owensboro native graduated from the University of Kentucky, retired from Meier and Frank and was active in the Clark County Planning Commission in the 1950s. He was an Army veteran of World War II, was a Major and received the Bronze Star. He enjoyed gardening, swimming, walking and animals. His first wife, Joan Couty, died in 1986. 

Alisa Ann Boone
Alisa Ann Boone, 40, of Wendell Foster Center, Owensboro, died there Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. The Daviess County native was disabled, a member of Pleasant Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed country music. 

Gerald A. Bryan
MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. -- Gerald A. Bryan, 80, of Madeira Beach died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at his home. The Owensboro native was a certified public accountant at B/W Tobacco for 25 years and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seminole, Fla. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, served in the European and Pacific Theaters and took part in the Normandy invasion. 

Helen Louise Drane
LOCUST HILL -- Helen Louise Drane, 59, of Locust Hill died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. The Lexington native was a housewife and attended Emmanuel Fellowship Church and Garfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by two sons; and a stepson, Tony Drane. 

Martha H. 'Marty' Kirkner
Martha H. "Marty" Kirkner, 62, of 1651 W. 4th St., Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Carrollton County Memorial Hospital. The Ohio County native was a Baptist. 

Nell Hays Mercer
CENTRAL CITY -- Nell Hays Mercer, 93, of 2112 Ford Ave., Owensboro, formerly of Central City, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at her son's home in Owensboro. The Butler County native was a housewife, a member of Owensboro Christian Church and a graduate of Western Kentucky University. Her husband, Raymond F. Mercer, died in 1994. 

Zella Ruth Shown
HARTFORD -- Zella Ruth Shown, 86, of Plattsmouth, Neb., formerly of Hartford, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at NHS Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Neb. The Dawson Springs native retired in 1961 as a licensed practical nurse and was a member of Portway Baptist Church in Brownsville, Texas, and had been a member of Rebecca's Lodge in Plattsmouth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Thomas Shown Sr.; and two sons, Cecil Thomas Shown Jr. and Dennis Reyburn Shown. 

Marietta Cox Taylor
LIVERMORE -- Marietta Cox Taylor, 90, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Livermore, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at her home. The Nuckols native retired from the U.S. Post Office in Livermore after 43 years and was a member of Livermore Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Roy C. Taylor, died Dec. 26, 1977. 

Sue H. Wilson
BEAVER DAM -- Sue H. Wilson, 83, of Beaver Dam died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. The Ohio County native was a housewife and member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Her husband, Hoyt Wilson, died Nov. 11, 1991. 

Genora Wright
ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Genora Wright, 81, of Rockport died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Richland, Ind., native was a homemaker. Her husband, Charles Wright, died in 1996. 

Nan Oliphant Barber
DICKSON, Tenn. -- Nan Oliphant Barber, 69, of Dickson, formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at National Health Care Center in Dickson. She retired as a school teacher after 38 years of teaching in Dickson, Nashville and Owensboro and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dickson. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nanette Marksberry. 

Margarine Carman Elliott
HUDSON -- Margarine Carman Elliott, 78, of Hudson died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility in Hardinsburg. The Breckinridge County native was a seamstress and retired from Eleanor Beard Studio and Galante Studio in Hardinsburg. Her husband, Percy Elliott, died Dec. 15, 1992. 

James Henry Bishop
MCQUADY -- James Henry Bishop, 59, of McQuady died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at his home. The Glen Dean native had worked for Dunaway Timber as a logger. 

Ruby A. McMahan
Ruby A. McMahan, 87, of The Hermitage, Owensboro, died there Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001. The Grayson County native was a homemaker and member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Owensboro. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 391 in Louisville for 50 years and was a former member of Kenwood Baptist Church. Her husband, Robert S. McMahan, died in 1972. 

James Richard Greenwell
James Richard Greenwell, 73, of 1618 Alderson Court, Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Morganfield native retired from Texas Gas as treasurer after 35 years and was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and former member of the Sarah Club. He graduated from Notre Dame University, supported Brescia University and enjoyed tennis, cards and charitable activities. His wife, Mary Ruth Greenwell, died May 27, 1985. 

Leland S. Highman Sr.
EVANSVILLE -- Leland S. Highman Sr., 82, of Evansville died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at his home. The Tell City, Ind., native retired from Whirlpool after 33 years and was a Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He served in New Guinea and Australia and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He enjoyed gardening, walking in the woods with his dogs, smoking his pipe and talking on citizens band radio. 

Otha L. Joines
ROCKY HILL -- Otha L. Joines, 86, of Rocky Hill died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Medical Center of Bowling Green. The Muhlenberg County native was a transmission mechanic, a member of Fairview General Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Estes Joines. 

Brian J. 'Bub' Sivolella
BOONVILLE, Ind. -- Brian J. "Bub" Sivolella, 24, of Boonville died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center in Newburgh, Ind., from cerebral palsy. He attended special education multiple handicap class at Castle High School. 

Mary Foreman Richards
Mary Foreman Richards, 65, of Whitesville died Saturday. Oct. 13, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Ohio County native retired from Fordsville Nursing Home, was a member of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church in Ohio County and enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Julia Ann Ralph
Julia Ann Ralph, 59, of Owensboro died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at her home. The Perry County native was a homemaker. Her first husband, James Russel Blake, died in 1968. 

Dorothy Jean Draeger
Dorothy Jean Draeger, 70, of 915 E. 19th St., Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Marion, Ill., native was an accountant for 31 years and retired from Draeger & Associates Inc. as secretary-treasurer. She was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church and a Kentucky Colonel. She was a member of Tops Club for 25 years and enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Joan Withers Sullivan
Joan Withers Sullivan, 69, of 1345 W. 15th St., Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Jamestown native was a member of Owensboro Christian Church and enjoyed garage sales, flowers and spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

James E. Scott
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. -- James E. Scott, 80, of Clarksville died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. The Sacramento native retired as owner of Scott's Inc. of Holland, Mich., and Douglas, Mich., and Cramco Inc. in Amory, Miss. He was a member of Morton Memorial Church in Clarksville and American Legion in Holland. He was a Kentucky Colonel and past exalted ruler of Jeffersonville Elks Club. 

Mary S. O'Bryan
Mary S. O'Bryan, 83, of 1801 Hillbridge Road, Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Stanley native retired from General Electric as group leader and was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. She was a member of Silver Bells Group and Daviess County Homemakers in Madisonville. She was a Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed making quilts and collecting carnival glass. Her husband, Joseph G. O'Bryan, died in 1983. 

Mason Humphrey
LIVERMORE -- Mason Humphrey, 50, of Livermore died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in McLean County. The McLean County native was a service technician for Kentucky Utilities for more than 23 years and retired from the National Guard. He was a member of Livermore United Methodist Church, Livermore Lions Club and served on the Livermore City Council for more than 10 years. 

Barbara Clark
PRINCETON -- Barbara Clark, 53, of Princeton died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at her home after a long illness. The Miami native was a housewife and member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. 

Geneva Pearl Embry
Geneva Pearl Embry, 88, of 3030 Daviess St., Owensboro, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at her son's home in Owensboro. The Butler County native was a member of Community Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Artie Embry Sr., on Nov. 9, 1988; and three sons, Willie Embry on Dec. 3, 1936, Willard Embry on Nov. 17, 1962, and Boyd Embry on Jan. 19, 2001. 

Roy D. Bauman
ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Roy D. Bauman, 78, of Rockport died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System from a stroke. The Rockport native was a retired claims deputy for the state of Indiana. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 254, Lakewood Country Club, Ex-War Prisoner Organization, Evansville Chapter of the Society for Barber Shop Quartet Singing and was a World War II Army veteran. 

Kenneth Tice Daugherty Sr.
HARTFORD -- Kenneth Tice Daugherty Sr., 57, of Hartford died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his home. The Wooster, Ohio, native retired from construction and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Beaver Dam. He was preceded in death by a son, Bennie Joe Daugherty, in 1972; and a daughter, Jennifer Pearlene Daugherty, in 1988. 

Nancy P. Elder
Nancy P. Elder, 93, of 5735 Alvey Bridge Road, Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Hermitage Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. The Daviess County was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and crocheting. 

James Oliver Jessup
GREENVILLE -- James Oliver Jessup, 73, of Greenville died there Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. The Muhlenberg County native retired from Peabody Coal Co. as a miner. He was a Korean War veteran and was a member of Second Baptist Church. 

Danny Carl Ball
CENTRAL CITY -- Danny Carl Ball, 56, of Central City died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his home. The Muhlenberg County native was a belt line operator at Tennessee Valley Authority. He was an Air Force veteran and was a Baptist. 

Mary Charlene Cardwell
CROMWELL -- Mary Charlene Cardwell, 86, of Cromwell died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. The Butler County native was a housewife and a member of Fairview Church of Christ in Butler County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Ray Cardwell, on Oct. 7, 1965; and a son, Ricky Cardwell, on June 6, 1968. 

Lucille Canary
FORDSVILLE -- Lucille Canary, 84, of Fordsville died Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. The Ohio County native was a homemaker and member of Providence Baptist Church. Her husband, Earl Canary, died on Dec. 18, 1997. 

Venita Mae Hoops
CENTRAL CITY -- Venita Mae Hoops, 72, of Central City died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a homemaker. 

Verna Mae Mason
LEWISBURG -- Verna Mae Mason, 88, of Lewisburg died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville. The McLean County native was a homemaker and member of Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Mason. 

Herman W. Peters
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Herman W. Peters, 75, of Tell City died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System from respiratory failure. The Leopold, Ind., native owned and operated Herman Peters Inc. for 52 years and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Pius Church and the American Legion Post 213. He enjoyed traveling, farming and his pipe. 

J.D. Rogers
J.D. Rogers, 70, of Whitesville died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his home after a lengthy illness. The Ohio County native retired from Orbit Gas Co. in Owensboro. He was a member of Eaton Memorial Baptist Church and the Whitesville Senior Citizens, where he served on the board of directors. He enjoyed NASCAR, gardening and time with family. 

Lawrence Edward Towery
CALHOUN -- Lawrence Edward Towery, 49, of Calhoun died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at his home in Guffie. The McLean County native was a member of the Harvest Baptist Temple in Owensboro. He enjoyed fishing, playing Bingo and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Charles A. Reid
Charles Albert Reid, 68, of Owensboro died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at his home. The Cloverport native was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Brescia College in 1959 and from University of Wisconsin Banking School. In 1976, he became president and CEO of Independence Bank. He enjoyed reading and charitable and civic organizations. 

James F. Ritter
James F. Ritter, 64, of Utica died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Flint, Mich., native retired as an auto body repair specialist. He enjoyed fishing and yardwork. He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Ritter, in 1994; and a daughter, Maureen Ritter, in 1984. 

Edward L. Stone
BELTON -- Edward L. Stone, 76, of Belton died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Ohio County native was a member of Dunmor Baptist Church, was a veteran of World War II and had worked at U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind. 

Oleen S. Barron
EVANSVILLE -- Oleen S. Barron, 78, of Evansville, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at McCurdy Healthcare Center in Evansville. The Daviess County native retired from General Electric as a secretary in the engineering department. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a former member and secretary of the Owensboro Rifle Association. Her husband, James L. Barron, died in 1966. 

Elvis H. Travis
HARTFORD -- Elvis H. Travis, 64, of Hartford died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at his home. The Hartford native retired from LTV Steel Co. 

Elzie Barnett Richey
GRAHAM -- Elzie Barnett Richey, 87, of Graham died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his home after a long illness. The Muhlenberg County native drilled water wells and attended East Union Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Richey, in 1990; and a son, Roger Richey. 

Hazel Powers
CLOVERPORT -- Hazel Powers, 84, of Cloverport died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. The McQuady native was a member of Cloverport Baptist Church. 

Anna 'Annie' Johnson
CENTRAL CITY -- Anna "Annie" Johnson, 83, of Central City died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at NLDC Health Care in Madisonville. The Muhlenberg County native was a homemaker and member of Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oval Johnson, in 1989; and two sons, J.L. Johnson and James E. Johnson. 

Curtis D. Higgs Sr.
BEAVER DAM -- Curtis D. Higgs Sr., 54, of Owensboro died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired as a roofer and was a member of Rosine Baptist Church and a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, John Higgs. 

Otto J. Forler
CHRISNEY, Ind. -- Otto J. Forler, 103, of Chrisney died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Woodlands Convalescent Center in Newburgh, Ind. He retired as a farmer and was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Veta Forler, in 1952; and a son, Eugene Forler, in 1997. 

Kimberly Joyce Bowman
MADISONVILLE -- Kimberly Joyce Bowman, 39, of Madisonville died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville from a brain aneurysm. The Madisonville native was a member of Little Flock Baptist Church in Nebo and a graduate of South Hopkins High School. 

Lucy Clyde Bean
NARROWS -- Lucy Clyde Bean, 91, of Narrows died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital. The Beaver Dam native was a homemaker and member of Hartford United Methodist Church. Her husband, William F. Bean, died in 1995. 

Mary Minginourch Kelley
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. -- Mary Minginourch Kelley, 90, of Cliffside Park, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001. The Cliffside Park native graduated from Englewood Hospital Nursing School and worked in Memorial Cancer Hospital's department of social welfare. She was superintendent of Englewood Hospital Nursing School and an Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II. She was discharged as captain and later worked in social welfare in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin J. Kelley. 

Stella Stovall Gossett
WALNUT COVE, N.C. -- Stella Stovall Gossett, 97, of Walnut Cove, formerly of Muhlenberg County, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Walnut Cove nursing home. She was a housewife and member of Akron (Ohio) Baptist Temple. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Gossett; and a son, Jim Gossett. 

Katelin Michelle Edgell
Katelin Michelle Edgell, infant daughter of Donald and Eugena Edgell of 7828 Kentucky 81, Owensboro, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. 

Margaret Elizabeth Brown
ISLAND -- Margaret Elizabeth Brown, 95, of Island died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Professional Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hartford. The Rumsey native was a homemaker, member of Buttonsberry Baptist Church in McLean County and enjoyed gardening and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Crawford in 1937, and Ivan M. Brown on Jan. 29, 1988; and a son, James Crawford in 1973. 

Eldred Lloyd Pyott
CENTRAL CITY -- Eldred Lloyd Pyott, 84, of Central City died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Greenville. The Harriman, Tenn., native retired as an electrician from Tennessee Valley Authority and was a member of Nelson Creek Pentecostal Church. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a World War II veteran. 

Bessie Knight Gates
SEBREE -- Bessie Knight Gates, 88, of Sebree died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at her daughter's home. She was a member of Sebree United Methodist Church for 46 years where she served as church officer and taught Sunday school. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Homemakers Club and Webster County Homemakers Council. She managed Kwik-Pik in Sebree and worked at Sebree Variety Shop. Her husband, J.Z. Gates, died in 1970. 

Russell 'Jack' Willis
Russell "Jack" Willis, 82, of Owensboro died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Fordsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Breckinridge County native retired from Can-Tex Industries in Owensboro, was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church and a medical technician veteran of World War II. 

Gertrude Sandage
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Gertrude Sandage, 93, of Tell City died there Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare Center. The Tell City native had been an inspector for William Tell Woodcrafters in Tell City and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton, Ind. She was a member of St. Ann's Society, Tobinsport Homemakers Club and Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon DeWitt. 

Charles Earl McFall
HAWESVILLE -- Charles Earl McFall, 60, of Hawesville died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his home. The Hancock County native retired from Tell City (Ind.) Chair after 33 years and was a member of Blackford Baptist Church. 

Billy Dan McCaskill
MONROE, La. -- Billy Dan McCaskill, 74, of Monroe, formerly of Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at North Monroe Medical Center. He worked at Texas Gas Transmission Corp. in Owensboro in 1951, transferred to Louisiana in 1952 and retired as a communication specialist in 1988 after 37 years. 

Wendell L. Lamar
HARTFORD -- Wendell L. Lamar, 60, of Hartford died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Raleigh (N.C.) Community Hospital. The Edmonson County native retired as a coal miner and was a member of East Hartford Baptist Church. 

Evelyn L. Graham
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Evelyn L. Graham, 92, of Tell City died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Bon Harbor Nursing Home in Owensboro. The Mulhall, Okla., native was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Owensboro and enjoyed raising roses, square dancing, crafts, camping, ceramics and printing. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Oliver T. Turbyfill; her second husband, Claude W. Ennis; a son, Robert O. Turbyfill; and a daughter, Nell Claudette Caisse. 

Coleman Dowell
HARDINSBURG -- Coleman Dowell, 88, of Hardinsburg died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Medco Center in Brandenburg. The Breckinridge County native retired from Kister Lumber Co. and Millwork as a carpenter, was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church and an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Sosh Dowell; and five daughters, Shirley Kelly, Bernice Henken, Dorothy Blackerby, Francis Elmore and Bettye Dowell. 

William 'Stump' Dennison
William "Stump" Dennison, 41, of 717 Idaho Lane, Owensboro, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his parents' home. The Holyoke, Mass., native worked at Owensboro Grain Co. as a boiler operator and was a member of the Salvation Army. He enjoyed University of Kentucky athletics and spending time with his daughters. 

William P. Clancy Jr.
William P. Clancy Jr., 76, of 1736 Navajo Drive, Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Wellington Parc from respiratory failure. The Louisville native was an agent for Metropolitan Life and a member of First Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and former president of the Mens Bible Class. He graduated from Centre College and was former president of Noon Optimist. He was an Army veteran and enjoyed golf, tennis and sailing. 

Sister Mary Janette Bowling
MAPLE MOUNT -- Sister Mary Janette Bowling, 83, of Maple Mount died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. The New Haven native taught at St. Mary Magdalene School in Sorgho and was principal of St. Pius X School in Owensboro. She was director of religious education at Fort Knox from 1968 to 1984 and conducted teacher training workshops at military posts in the United States and Germany. 

George Lester Bard
GREENVILLE -- George Lester Bard, 61, of Greenville died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2001, at his home. The Depoy native retired from Air Gem Coal Mines in Carbondale, Ill. A son, Scottie Bard, died in 1979. 

Earl Gardner Pyle
Earl Gardner Pyle, 76, of 8349 U.S. 60 West, Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. He retired from the Navy as a commander and was a retired high school principal. He was a Presbyterian, a member of the No-Name Club and enjoyed collecting coins. 

Donald R. Kincaid
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Donald R. Kincaid, 58, of Tell City died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville from a cranial hemorrhage. The Cannelton, Ind., native worked at Hartz Construction in Owensboro as a construction superintendent for more than 15 years and attended Troy Christian Church. He graduated from Cannelton High School in 1961 and enjoyed collecting coins and knives, auctions, NASCAR and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Tommy Jacob
Tommy Jacob, 86, of 1604 E. 19th St., Owensboro, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Marion County native retired from Sturgeon Pontiac and was a mechanic for the Owensboro Board of Education. He was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed playing dominos, dancing, hunting and fishing. A son, Billie Thomas Jacob, died in June 1991. 

Mildred Martin Colley
DURHAM, N.C. -- Mildred Martin Colley, 82, of Durham, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell G. Colley Jr.; and a daughter, Linda C. Reusch. 

Theresa Maria Keating
Theresa Maria Keating, 38, of 728 Isaac Shelby Drive, Owensboro, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Chicago native was a homemaker and member of St. Pius Tenth Catholic Church. 

Douglas Rhineburger
Vernon Douglas Rhineburger, 81, of 730 Pennbrooke Ave., Owensboro, died there Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. He was a farmer, a Pentecostal and enjoyed fishing. 

Herman C. Moseley
Herman C. Moseley, 67, of 1867 Airport Road, Owensboro, died there Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. The Ohio County native retired from Kentucky State Highway Department as Daviess County foreman. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and an Army Reserve veteran for 14 years. 

Andrea Dawn Stephen
Andrea Dawn Stephen, 21, of 3720 Springmeadow Dr., Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Louisville native was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. She was a senior at UK and was on the dean's list. She was a 1998 graduate of Daviess County High School and was in the marching band. Her father, Spencer Edward Stephen, died in 1997. 

Irene H. Polster
EVANSTON, Ind. -- Irene H. Polster, 73, of Evanston died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Perry County (Ind.) Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind. The Evanston native retired from General Electric in Tell City after 40 years of service. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Evanston and enjoyed singing in the church choir, quilting, vegetable gardening and flower gardening. 

Fred W. Puckett Jr.
Fred W. Puckett Jr., 82, of 232-A Raintree Dr., Owensboro, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Bon Harbor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. The Daviess County native retired from the Owensboro Police Department and had worked at Yellow Cab Company. He had played in the Silver Tones band for 20 years and was an Army veteran of World War II. His first wife, Hattie Puckett, died in 1988.


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