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Georgia Frazier Reed
LOUISVILLE -- Georgia Frazier Reed, 71, of Louisville, formerly of Powderly, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at her home in Louisville. The Powderly native was a member of West End Baptist Church in Louisville and had worked at Swift Meat Packing Co. She was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Reed, in 1992; and a son, Ronnie Keith Reed. 

Richard L. McFarland Jr.
Richard L. McFarland Jr., 60, of Owensboro died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Posey County (Ind.) from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Owensboro native was CEO, president and owner of Packaging Unlimited of Western Kentucky and a member of St. Paul AME Church. He served on the H.L. Neblett Community Center and the Owensboro-Daviess County Chamber of Commerce boards. He was a member of Noon Rotary Club, NAACP and enjoyed golfing. 

Gary Culbertson
BEAVER DAM -- Gary Culbertson, 40, of Hartford died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was a member of McHenry Baptist Church and worked for Environmental Compliance Monitoring of Dundee. 

Joseph Alden Stirsman
BREMEN -- Joseph Alden Stirsman, 82, of Bremen died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Select Hospital in Evansville. The Bremen native retired as a banker in September 2001 after 50 years of service. He had worked at Sacramento Deposit Bank and Citizens Deposit Bank. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bremen and an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Rae Kathryn Stirsman, died in February 2000. 

Lillie Ellen 'Ward' Taylor
JAMESTOWN, Tenn. -- Lillie Ellen "Ward" Taylor, 88, of Jamestown died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, in Cannelton, Ind. The Tennessee native was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Taylor. 

Lester Thompson
CLOVERPORT -- Lester Thompson, 85, of Owensboro, formerly of Cloverport, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Askins native was a member of the Deliverance Tabernacle Church in Owensboro and was a retired cab driver. 

Patrick Thomas McFall
HAWESVILLE -- Patrick Thomas McFall, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. McFall of Hawesville, was stillborn Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. 

Durward Brown
Durward Brown, 80, of 3412 East Sixth St., Owensboro, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Hermitage Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. The Ohio County native retired from General Electric and the State Parks Department as a maintenance worker. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 696. He enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing. 

Edith Rice Emerson
INDIANAPOLIS -- Edith Rice Emerson, 74, of Indianapolis, formerly of Fordsville, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. The Ohio County native was a housewife and member of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion. 

Gladys I. Day
HAWESVILLE -- Gladys I. Day, 80, of Hawesville died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at her home. The Henderson County native was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church and Hawesville Senior Citizens. 

Mary Alice Atwell
Mary Alice Atwell, 78, of 1312 W. First St., Owensboro, died there Friday, Oct. 5, 2001. The Owensboro native was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church in Lewisport. Her husband, Floyd Atwell, died in 1972. 

Chester Douglas Phillips
SACRAMENTO -- Chester Douglas Phillips, 77, of Sacramento died there Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at his home. The Muhlenberg County native was a member of Brier Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church and had worked as an Island Creek Security worker at Furniture Factory and the Murphy-Miller Company. 

Flora Amanda Henry McCaslin
HAWESVILLE -- Flora Amanda Henry McCaslin, 72, of Hawesville died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. The Owensboro native was a member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, flowers, eating out and shopping. 

Beulah Daugherty
HARDINSBURG -- Beulah Daugherty, 90, of Shepherdsville, formerly of Hardinsburg, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Shepherdsville. The Breckinridge County native was preceded in death by her husband, John W. "Jay" Daugherty, on June 27, 1997; and a son, William Daugherty. 

Jane Kirk
Jane Kirk, 75, of 1205 Leitchfield Road, Owensboro, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Leisure Years Nursing Home. The Daviess County native retired from Daviess County School System after 38 years as a secretary and was a member of Utica Baptist Church. 

Charles William 'Bill' Calhoun
HIGHLAND, Ind. -- Charles William "Bill" Calhoun, 64, of Highland, formerly of Owensboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valpariso, Ind. The Curdsville native retired from Walsh & Kelly Construction Co. as a cement finisher, was a Catholic and a member of Cement Mason Local No. 165. 

Ruby C. Wade Thompson Miller
FORDSVILLE -- Ruby C. Wade Thompson Miller, 84, of Fordsville died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Ohio County native was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie C. Miller; three sons, Bert C. Thompson Jr., William Thompson and Patrick Thompson; and a daughter, Bonnie Roseanne Waters. 

John T. Petheram
TELL CITY, Ind. -- John T. Petheram, 103, of Tell City died there Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare Center. The Biddisham, England, native retired from SIGECO in Evansville as a steam engineer and was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1424 in Tell City for more than 50 years. He came to the United States in 1913 and became a naturalized citizen in 1942. He was preceded in death by his wives, Hazel Petheram and Nell Sauter Petheram. 

Paul Joseph Kuegel
CHICAGO -- Paul Joseph Kuegel, 70, of Chicago died there Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Westside Veterans Administration Medical Center. The Daviess County native retired from sales at Office Automation Inc. and was former owner of Midwest Cado Computer Co. in Chicago. He graduated from Chicago Technical College and was an Army veteran. 

Alice Martine Tharp
ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Alice Martine Tharp, 75, of Jeffersonville, Ind., formerly of Rockport, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. She was a homemaker and member Trinity United Methodist Church. 

Harold Ray Vick
BROWDER -- Harold Ray Vick, 65, of Browder died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a coal miner and member of Browder General Baptist Church. 

David C. Powers
David C. Powers, 35, of 1727 Hughes Ave., Owensboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native was first mate at Marguette Transportation and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 2414 and enjoyed drawing and traveling. 

W.R. Carson Jr.
HARTFORD -- William Robinson Carson Jr., 99, of Hartford died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital. The Ohio County native was a farmer and former superintendent of Ohio County schools from 1933 to 1941. He was a member of Rockport (Ky.) United Presbyterian Church and taught school in Ohio County for several years. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Sons of the American Revolution. He was preceded in death by his wives, Laura Ford Carson in 1954 and Blanche Everley Carson in 1985. 

Queenie Belle Horn
LOUISVILLE -- Queenie Belle Horn, 81, of Louisville died there Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Caritas Medical Center. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Horn. 

John Thurman Ross
John Thurman Ross, 84, of 1700 Ford Ave., Owensboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The McLean County native retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a member of National Association of Retired Federals and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and watching University of Kentucky basketball. 

Mary Louise Brown Quisenberry
Mary Louise Brown Quisenberry, 89, of 309 Wildwood Drive, Owensboro, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. The Hopkins County native was a member of First Christian Church and its Berean Sunday school class, for which she played piano for many years. Her husband, Everett S. Quisenberry, died in 1977. 

Charles W. Loyal
UTICA -- Charles W. Loyal, 86, of Utica died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Ohio County native retired as Daviess County Soil and Water District conservationist after 31 years and was charter member and deacon of Lewis Lane Baptist Church. He was a founding member of Daviess County Lions Club, former member and deacon at Utica Baptist Church and an Army captain veteran of World War II. A son, William Taylor Loyal, died in 1992. 

Stuart Franklin Boyken
CALHOUN -- Stuart Franklin Boyken, 55, of Calhoun died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. The Livermore native was a member of Calhoun United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. 

Harry Eldridge Jones
Harry Eldridge Jones, 77, of 316 Hale Ave., Apt. 11A, Owensboro, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Evansville native was a painter, a Baptist and enjoyed fishing, camping and repairing lawn mowers. A son, George Thomas Jones Jr., died in 1973. 

Russell S. Hurd
Russell S. Hurd, 87, of Grove City, Pa., formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Grove City Community Hospital. The Sabinsville, Pa., native retired as owner-operator of Hurd's Barber Shop in Owensboro in 1975 and was a former member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II, received the Purple Heart and was a coal miner. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alma Lee Hurd, in 1975; and a daughter, Barbara Foster, on Sept., 12, 2001. 

Howard Douglas Craddock
BOWLING GREEN -- Howard Douglas Craddock, 87, of Bowling Green died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Rosewood Health Care Center. The Hart County native retired from Holley Carburetor as an inspector and was a member of First Baptist Church. 

Vada A. Chapman
ROCHESTER, Ind. -- Vada A. Chapman, 80, of Rochester, formerly of McHenry, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester. The Wabash County, Ind., native was a member of Springhill Baptist Church in Paris, Tenn., and retired from General Tire Corp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ray Chapman in Oct., 1992; and a daughter, Geneva Hastings. 

Hayley Lee Bethel
GREENVILLE -- Hayley Lee Bethel, infant daughter of Jamie Lee Bethel of Greenville, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. 

Edgar Paul Allison
LEWISBURG -- Edgar Paul Allison, 70, of Lewisburg died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville. The Spa native was a logger and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of American Veterans, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

Maxine Roberts
HATFIELD, Ind. -- Maxine Roberts, 80, of Evansville, formerly of Hatfield, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. The Fort Branch, Ind., native was a machinist for Zenith Electronic Corp. and was a former member of Hatfield United Methodist Church. Her husband, Monty Roberts, died in 1981. 

Jerry Michael Soderling
CENTRAL CITY -- Jerry Michael Soderling, 61, of Oceanside, Calif., formerly of Central City, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at his home. The Vanderburgh County, Ind., native retired from nuclear security at San Onfere Nuclear Power Plant and was a member of Green River Chapel General Baptist Church. He retired from the Marine Corps as a master sergeant after 20 years and earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star with combat "V" and a Purple Heart. 

Virginia Hardin Nichols
HAWESVILLE -- Virginia Hardin Nichols, 83, of Hawesville died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Hancock County native was a member of Mount Eden Baptist Church and a caregiver to the elderly. Her husband, Virgil Nichols, died in 1987. 

Bertha Mae Evans Howard
MORGANTOWN -- Bertha Mae Evans Howard, 82, of Beaver Dam died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at her home. The Butler County native was a homemaker and member of Slaty Creek Baptist Church and Rosine Association. 

Theresa Henning
HARDINSBURG -- Theresa Henning, 66, of Hardinsburg died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville. The Breckinridge County native was a care giver, member of St. Romuald Catholic Church and a 1955 graduate of Breckinridge County High School. 

Margaret Gehlbach Craun
LEESBURG, Va. -- Margaret Gehlbach Craun, 57, of Leesburg died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Loudoun (Va.) Hospital Center. The Ottawa, Ill., native was a teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools and a member of Leesburg United Methodist Church. She was a member of Asburg Sunday school class, Every Citizen Has Opportunity and Alpha Delta Kappa. 

Lucy Vernette Coleman Coomes
Lucy Vernette Coleman Coomes, 87, of Leisure Years Nursing Home, Owensboro, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Louisville native retired as co-owner of Netty-Joe Trailer Sales and was a member of First Baptist Church for more than 60 years. She enjoyed golf, camping and spending winters in Florida. She enjoyed making things with sea shells, pictures and animal planters. Her husband, Joseph Edward Coomes, died Dec. 7, 1998. 

Loraine Raymer Warren
BEAVER DAM -- Loraine Raymer Warren, 64, of Beaver Dam died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Butler County native was a housewife and member of Church of Christ at Beaver Dam. Her first husband, Lucian Raymer, died Aug. 13, 1984. 

Jerry T. Bowlds
BUCK CREEK -- Jerry T. Bowlds, 58, of Buck Creek died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native had worked at National Aluminum Corp. in Hawesville and was a Catholic. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family. 

Elsie Bratcher
POWDERLY -- Elsie Bratcher, 80, of Louisville, formerly of Powderly, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Caritas Hospital in Louisville. The Muhlenberg County native was a homemaker and member of Community Baptist Church in Louisville. 

Clara Mae Alexander
Clara Mae Alexander, 90, of 1115 Jackson St., Owensboro, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Leisure Years Nursing Home. The Hancock County native retired from Owensboro Daviess County Hospital as a dietitian and was a member of First Baptist Church for 69 years after joining on March 27, 1932. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Alexander; and a daughter, Lou Nell Alexander, in July, 2001. 

Larry Neal Aldridge
HAWESVILLE -- Larry Neal Aldridge, 53, of Radcliff, formerly of Hawesville, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at his home. The Owensboro native was a Methodist, worked at Ireland Army Hospital and was an Army veteran. 

Hazel June Woodlee
RUSSELLVILLE -- Hazel June Woodlee, 80, of Russellville died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. The Huntsville native was a homemaker and member of Plainview General Baptist Church. 

Minnie Arnett Smith Williams
BONNIEVILLE -- Minnie Arnett Smith Williams, 82, of Bonnieville died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Caverna Memorial Hospital in Horse Cave. She was a member of Campground Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 191 in Bonnieville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William P. Smith and Willis Williams; and a son, Walter Smith. 

David Scott Welch
HAMMOND, Ind. -- David Scott Welch, 40, of Hammond, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native worked at Howard's Tree Service in Hammond and was a Baptist. 

Bebee T. Reynolds
Bebee T. Reynolds, 97, of 1205 Leitchfield Road, Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Leisure Years Nursing Home. The Hopkins County native was a member of Erlington Methodist Church. Her husband, Emerson A. Reynolds, died in 1983. 

Russell E. 'Bud' McCoy
CLOVERPORT -- Russell E. "Bud" McCoy, 66, of Cloverport died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. The Cloverport native retired from Commonwealth Aluminum Co. and was a member of Cloverport Baptist Church. 

Gene Rhea Johnson
GREENVILLE -- Gene Rhea Johnson, 70, of Greenville died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native retired from Tennessee Valley Authority and was a Korean War veteran. He was a member of Greenville Second Baptist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Greenville and American Legion in Central City. A son, Gene Rhea "Butch" Johnson Jr., died in 1998. 

Ann B. Fox
HILLIARD, Ohio -- Ann B. Fox, 88, of Hilliard, formerly of Owensboro, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Westminster Thurber Retirement Communities in Ohio. The Owensboro native was a homemaker. A son, Gerald A. Fox, died in 1993. 

James Ervin Craig
James Ervin Craig, 88, of 3824 Riverside Drive, Owensboro, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native was a retired farmer and member of Hall Street Baptist Church. His wife, Martine Winkler Craig, died Feb. 26, 1995. 

Mildred Ilene Wiegand
BUFFALO -- Mildred Ilene Macdonald Taylor Wiegand, 74, of Buffalo, formerly of Ohio County, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at her home. The Detroit native retired from Montpelier Glove Factory and was a homemaker. She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church and South Fork Homemakers. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Owen Iler Taylor in 1976, and John Wiegand on Aug. 26, 1995. 

Ona Faye Jones
MADISONVILLE -- Ona Faye Jones, 71, of Madisonville died there Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Regional Medical Center. The Daviess County native was a retired nurse's aide from Hopkins County Hospital and Regional Medical Center. She attended Oakley Home General Baptist Church in Manitou and was a member of the Senior Citizens Center. Her husband, Finis Ray Jones, died March 6, 1993. 

Jerry E. Gibbs
CHRISNEY, Ind. -- Jerry E. Gibbs, 66, of Chrisney died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at St. Mary's Warrick Hospital in Boonville, Ind. The Eureka, Ind., native was a laborer for Local 561 and a Navy veteran. He was a member of Free Zion Baptist Church and VFW Post 3418 in Boonville. 

Beverly Jean Adkins
LOUISVILLE -- Beverly Jean Adkins, 70, of Louisville died there Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Caritas Hospital. The Owensboro native was a seamstress. 

Clara Bell
Clara Bell, 89, of 9180 Sauer Lane, Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Bon Harbor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The Daviess County native retired from Foodland Farms after 45 years of service as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Stanley Baptist Church, Sunday school teacher and a Kentucky Colonel. She was a member of Stanley Chapter 253 of Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed knitting, reading and her grandchildren. 

Katie Mae Conrad Carter
Katie Mae Conrad Carter, 99, of Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro, died there Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001. The Knobs Hill native retired from Owensboro Canning Co. after 20 years of service and had owned Carters Grocery on 7th Street. She was a charter member of First Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Carter, on July 13, 1974; three sons, Estile Boone, Robert Boone and Ed Boone; a stepson, Albert Carter; and two stepdaughters, Mae Rine and Margaret Blair. 

Virginia S. Garrison
EVANSVILLE -- Virginia S. Garrison, 81, of Evansville died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Mary's Riverside. She was a 50 year member of Calvary Baptist Church and had worked at L.S. Ayres for nine years. Her husband, William Garrison, died in January 1998. 

Richard Wayne Alvey
ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Richard Wayne Alvey, 47, of Rockport died there Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Miller's Merry Manor of cancer. The Rockport native was a member of Liberty Church in Tell City, Ind. 

Dorothy Nell Bowman
MORTONS GAP -- Dorothy Nell Bowman, 75, of Mortons Gap died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. She was a member of Forrest Chapel Baptist Church in Morton's Gap. 

Rollen Allen
HARTFORD -- Rollen Allen, 95, of Hartford died there Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital. The Whiting, Ind., native retired from Amoco Corporation and was a Baptist. 

Sue Bilbro
HARTFORD -- Sue Bilbro, 83, of Hartford died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. The Hartford native retired as owner/operator of Hartford Motel after 15 years of service. She was a member of Hartford United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing and flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel T. Bilbro, on May 13, 2001; and two sons, J.T. Bilbro on Nov. 21, 1994, and Sammy T. Bilbro on March 23, 2000. 

William E. 'Bill' Hults
HARTFORD -- William E. "Bill" Hults, 82, of Hartford died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Dundee native was a member of Hartford Baptist Church and had retired from the Kentucky State Highway Dept. He had served in the Navy during World War II where he was in seven major engagements in the Pacific Theater, receiving 12 Battle Stars. 

Halbert Jennings
LOUISVILLE -- Halbert Jennings, 70, of Louisville died there Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Jewish Hospital. The Hardin County native owned Old W.M. Lumber Co. 

Norine Jolly Taylor
Norine Jolly Taylor, 90, of 11114 Pleasant Ridge Road, Utica, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, where she played piano. She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star. She and her husband owned and operated a general store in Pleasant Ridge for 28 years. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, cooking and playing the piano. 

Wendell T. Arndell
DRAKESBORO -- Wendell T. Arndell, 66, of Drakesboro died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Methodist Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was an electrician at P & M Coal Co. and a member of Forest Oak Baptist Church. 

Elizabeth Dauby
SANTA CLAUS, Ind. -- Elizabeth Dauby, infant daughter of Michele Drake Dauby and Justin Dauby, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. 

Kelley Warren Cunningham
GREENVILLE -- Kelley Warren Cunningham, 55, of Greenville died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville from congestive heart failure. The Ironton, Ohio, native worked at Green River Correctional Facility and retired from the federal prison system. He was a member of Wesley Chapel AME Zion Church, Chancel Choir, Stewart's Board and Christian Couples Club. He graduated from Western Kentucky Vocational College and was a member of Greenville Lions Club. 

The Rev. Toletis H. Vincent Sr.
CENTRAL CITY -- The Rev. Toletis H. Vincent, 79, of Central City died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a retired minister and teacher at Muhlenberg County Board of Education and a member of Mount Pisgah Church. 

Edith Priar Smith
Edith Priar Smith, 64, of Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Owensboro, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native had worked in production at General Electric Co. for 13 years and was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church and Community Baptist Church. A son, Johnny Smith, died in 1996. 

Richard Rucker
MORGANTOWN -- Richard Rucker, 60, of Morgantown died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at his home. The Union County native worked at Embry Impressions Printing and was a member of Morgantown First Baptist Church. 

Jeffrey M. Keller
Jeffrey M. Keller, 47, of 3721 Kipling Drive, Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, in Livermore. The Owensboro native worked at Ron's Landscaping as a landscaper and was a member of Good Shepherd Church. He graduated from Daviess County High School in 1972, was a musician, enjoyed playing drums and had played for four years at the church. 

Lorine Kelley
HORSE BRANCH -- Lorine Kelley, 91, of Horse Branch died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at her home. The Ohio County native was a homemaker and member of Horse Branch Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Kelley; and a son, Delmar Kelley. 

Harlen Glenn Hines
McHENRY -- Harlen Glenn Hines, 47, of McHenry died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Ohio County Hospital. The Ohio County native worked in construction and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Beaver Dam and an Army veteran. 

James Murray Gipe
LOUISVILLE -- James Murray Gipe, 72, of Louisville died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, in South Daytona Beach, Fla. The Owensboro native retired from BellSouth as a staff manager after 35 years, attended Owensboro High School and was Kentucky's 1947 Mr. Basketball. 

Willie Mae Evitts
CENTRAL CITY -- Willie Mae Evitts, 95, of Central City died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. The Wilder, Tenn., native graduated from Greenville High School in 1923 and was active at First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and worked with the youth. She served as president of United Methodist Women several times, was active in civic affairs and owned and operated Melvin Evitts Grocery with her husband. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Evitts; and a son, Don Evitts. 

Robert Lee Ray
Robert Lee Ray, 80, of 5051 Newbolt Road, Owensboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native retired from Martin Marietta as a metal worker after 15 years and was an oil field worker and a farmer. He was a Baptist, a member of Woodmen of the World and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. 

Stella Cirul
Stella Cirul, 92, of 1149 Spencer Drive, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at her daughter's home. The Aurora, Ill., native was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella. She volunteered at the Help Office, donated her handcrafted works to charitable organizations and Right To Life and was of Lithuanian descent. Her husband, John W. Cirul, died Aug. 18, 1995. 

Corda Blanch Ball
HARDINSBURG -- Corda Blanch Ball, 94, of Hardinsburg died there Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility. The Sample native was a housewife and member of English Baptist Church. Her husband, Edison Ball, died June 26, 1985. 

Harvey H. Alvey
HARTFORD -- Harvey H. Alvey, 94, of Hartford died there Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Professional Care and Rehabilitation Center. The McLean County native was farmer and member of Concord Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee Alvey, on Aug. 12, 1990; and two daughters, Virginia Faye Sutton, on Dec. 4, 1975, and Mamie Rose Alvey in March, 1951. 

Bertha May Saling
ECHOLS -- Bertha May Saling, 89, of Echols died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Ohio County native retired as a postal worker and was a member of Echols General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ovie "Jake" Saling, on Nov. 6, 1992; a son, Roger Gerald Saling, on July 15, 1939; and a daughter, Effie Deloris Lindsey, on July 17, 2000. 

Inez Woods
EKRON -- Inez Woods, 73, of Ekron died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at her daughter's home in Flaherty. She was a Breckinridge County native. Her husband, George Woods, died Oct. 12, 1999. 

Wilma Sue Galford Yorns
TORONTO -- Wilma Sue Galford Yorns, 67, of Toronto, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, in Toronto. The Marlinton, W.Va., native was a member of Owensboro Junior Women's Club, Owensboro Girls Club, Young Republican's Club and Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. 

Kenny Pillow
BEECH GROVE -- Kenny Pillow, 76, of Beech Grove died there Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001. The Beech Grove native retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department, was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a Christian, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 696 and McLean County Fish and Game and enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Mae Pillow, on Nov. 9, 1983; and a son, Kenneth M. "Butch" Pillow, on Jan. 2, 1998. 

Bryce Evan Carpenter
WOODBURY, Ga. -- Bryce Evan Carpenter, 27, of Woodbury died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, in Gay, Ga. The Barberton, Ohio, native worked at Jones General Contracting in Woodbury and was a member of Olaton Baptist Church in Olaton. 

W.D. 'Casey' Kasinger
W.D. "Casey" Kasinger, 61, of 2776 Wayside Drive East, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Butler County native worked at Midwest Roofing as a sheet metal worker, was a member of Sheet Metal Worker's Union Local No. 20 in Evansville and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and playing golf. 

Lenard H. 'Lennie' Carter
DUBACH, La. -- Lenard H. "Lennie" Carter, 50, of Dubach, formerly of Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, in the Green River near Island from a swimming accident. The Hammond, Ind., native was a pipe fitter, a Baptist and a musician. 

Doris B. Yeiser
LOUISVILLE -- Doris B. Yeiser, 81, of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, in Durango, Colo. The Daviess County native retired from Kentucky Baptist Convention in Louisville after 45 years and had worked at Kenrad in Owensboro. She was a member of Beechmont Baptist Church in Louisville and former president of Business Professional Women. She received an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University and was former secretary of First Baptist Church. 

Harriette McIlvaine Stultz
Harriette McIlvaine Stultz, 78, of 21A Quail Ridge Court, Owensboro, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Kenton County native was owner/operator of Treasurer Trunk in Michigan and a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Owensboro Women's Club and Lydia Circle. She volunteered at Owensboro Area Museum and enjoyed entertaining, cooking, playing bridge and attending the symphony. 

Charles B. Simpson
CLOVERPORT -- Charles B. Simpson, 85, of Louisville died there Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Caritas Medical Center. The Bedford native was self-employed and an Army veteran of World War II. 

Martha 'Marnette' Swallow Samatovage
RICHLAND, Ind. -- Martha "Marnette" Swallow Samatovage, 78, of Westland, Mich., formerly of Richland, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Botsford General Hospital in Farming Hills, Mich., from natural causes. She was a homemaker. Her husband, William Samatovage, died in 1984. 

E.D. Rafferty
E.D. Rafferty, 100, of the Carmel Home, Owensboro, formerly of Moseleyville, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at the Carmel Home. The Daviess County native retired from farming and was a member of First General Baptist Church. He taught Sunday school and served as deacon for several years and was a member of Monsaratt Masonic Lodge No. 379 in Panther. His wife, Tina N. Rafferty, died Oct. 19, 2000. 

Margaret Ilene Powers
HAWESVILLE -- Margaret Ilene Powers, 72, of Hawesville died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Cloverport native was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hawesville and worked at General Electric Co. in Tell City, Ind., and Owensboro. Her husband, Harold Powers Sr., died in 1999. 

James H. Monical
HAWESVILLE -- James H. Monical, 76, of Hawesville died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Perry County (Ind.) Memorial Hospital. The Cloverport native was a retired laborer and Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Tell City (Ind.) Apostolic Pentecostal Church and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, Chapter Four. 

Brooksie Laster
GREENVILLE -- Brooksie Laster, 81, of Greenville died there Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Belle Meade Nursing Home after a long illness. The Christian County native was a member of Carter Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodson Laster, in May 1999; and a daughter, Mary Evelyn Laster, in 1939. 

Cleona Niles
WESTVIEW -- Cleona Niles, 70, of Westview died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was a Breckinridge County native. 

Johnnie Donald Hill Jr.
SLAUGHTERS -- Johnnie Donald Hill Jr., 41, of Slaughters died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, in Daviess County from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Owensboro native was a lineman electrician for Kentucky Utilities and a member of Glenville Baptist Church. He enjoyed music, playing guitar, NASCAR and stock car racing. 

Wiley W. Graham Sr.
CHRISNEY, Ind. -- Wiley W. Graham Sr., 89, of Chrisney died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Professional Care Rehabilitation Center in Dale, Ind., from unknown causes. He was a retired coal miner and pastor at Trinity Full Gospel Mission for 36 years. His wife, Helen Masterson Graham, died in 1983. 

Olliva Doyal
CENTERTOWN -- Olliva Doyal, 93, of Centertown died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Professional Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hartford. The Ohio County native was a member of Centertown Baptist Church and had worked in the Ohio County High School Cafeteria. She volunteered at Ohio County Hospital and enjoyed reading. She was a genealogist, historian, seamstress, crafter, homemaker and a Christian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest R. Doyal. 

Raymond Thomas Clements
CURDSVILLE -- Raymond Thomas Clements, 60, of Curdsville died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at his home. The Daviess County native was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Curdsville and Brescia University Alumni. 

Barbara Wimp Burton
UTICA -- Barbara Wimp Burton, 69, of Utica died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at her home. The Daviess County native was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church and enjoyed church fellowship, working in her flower garden and spending time with friends and family. 

Mildred Shull
OSCEOLA, Ark. -- Mildred Shull, 89, of Osceola died there Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Baptist Hospital. The Maxwell native was a homemaker and member of Ist United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland B. Shull Sr., and a son, William Glen Shull. 

Charles A. Peter
Charles A. Peter, 90, of Owensboro died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. The Tell City, Ind., native retired from Sears after 33 years as a retail sales clerk and was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Margaret T. Peter, died Oct. 25, 1994. 

Charles W. Sinnett
Charles W. Sinnett, 69, of Owensboro died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System from cerebral hemorrhage. He was a meat inspector for the Food and Drug Administration and a member of Deliverance Tabernacle Church in Owensboro. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Daley. 

Glen R. Roe
LEWISPORT -- Glen R. Roe, 64, of Lewisport, formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at his home. The Ezel native retired as a groundskeeper for Windridge and Owensboro country clubs and enjoyed fishing, stock car racing and University of Kentucky basketball. 

Berta Mae Joines
CENTRAL CITY -- Berta Mae Joines, 80, of Central City died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was a member of Powderly Pentecostal Apostolic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hazel Dee Joines, in 1980; and a daughter, Mary Wilkerson, in 1994. 

Bettye J. Gerteisen
Bettye J. Gerteisen, 65, of 1209 Girvin Court, Owensboro, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native was a homemaker, a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 

Cynthia M. Sandage
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Cynthia M. Sandage, 82, of Tell City died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. The Perry County, Ind., native retired from Perry Central School Corp. after 20 years as a cook. She worked at Perry Central School Corporation and St. Mark School and attended Tell City Church of Christ. She had been active at Woodland Bible Camp and enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by a son, James Sandage. 

Hontas H. Gaither
BEAVER DAM -- Hontas H. Gaither, 79, of Beaver Dam died there Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at his home. The Grayson County native retired from Gaither Enterprises-TV Sales & Service. He was a Baptist and Army veteran of World War II. 

Leda Mae Sturgeon
LOUISVILLE -- Leda Mae Sturgeon, 81, of Louisville died there Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Caritas Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born in Muhlenberg County. 

Mary Harrington Pawley
Gertrude Pawley, 89, of 109 Lafayette Drive, Owensboro, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Hermitage Manor Nursing Home in Owensboro. The Daviess County native retired from McAtee Department Store after 13 years of service. She was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James L. Harrington Sr., in 1965; and a son, James L. Harrington Jr., in 1969. 

Leo F. Merkley Jr.
ST. ANTHONY, Ind. -- Leo F. Merkley Jr., 52, of St. Anthony died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, in Dubois County, Ind., from injuries suffered in a moped accident. The St. Louis native was disabled and had served in the Army for eight years, including serving in Vietnam. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 673 in Jasper, Ind. He was president of R.M.F.C. Club and Fraternal Order of Eagles 3335 in Jasper and enjoyed entering BBQ contests. 

Rebecca Jane Kelly
Rebecca Jane Kelly, 49, of Owensboro died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. The Owensboro native was a member of Tenth Street Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking. 

Christian Lee Jenkins
DALLAS -- Christian Lee Jenkins, 34, of Dallas, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, in Dallas. He was a professional skateboarder and enjoyed fishing and being with people. 

Larry Kenneth Chinn
Larry Kenneth Chinn, 65, of Maceo died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Daviess County native was a Baptist and had served in the National Guard. He retired from HAN Furniture and had worked as a policeman in Washington, D.C., and as a professional wrestler nicknamed "The Bear." He enjoyed NASCAR, wrestling, deep-sea fishing, hunting and his three cats. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Chinn, in 1987; a son, Virgil Keith Chinn, on Aug. 28, 1997; and two daughters, Kitty Celenza in April 2000 and Kathie Langston in January 1989. 

Ethel Mae Callahan
GREENVILLE -- Ethel Mae Callahan, 82, of Greenville died there Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at her home. The Muhlenberg County native was a housewife and member of Woodland Baptist Church. Her husband, Ernest Callahan, died in 1990. 

Mary LaRocca Keil
HENDERSON -- Mary LaRocca Keil, 89, of Henderson died there Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Methodist Hospital. The Daviess County native was a homemaker and a Catholic. She was a member of American Legion Auxillary and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxillary in Mount Carmel, Ill. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Philip T. LaRocca, in 1976; and a son, Joseph Michael LaRocca. 

Robert Darrell Browning
GREENVILLE -- Robert Darrell Browning, 79, of Greenville died there Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. The Muhlenberg County native retired from Gibralter Mine as a coal miner. He was a member of Nelson Creek Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 673. He was a Missionary Baptist minister and had served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent. He enjoyed spending with time with family and his church. 

Roy A. Cain
Roy A. Cain, 74, of 617 Breckenridge St., Owensboro, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. The Grayson County native retired from Miles Farm Supply after 18 years. He was a Catholic and enjoyed gardening, NASCAR, fishing and farming. 

Judith Kay Dukes
LAKE MALONE -- Judith Kay Dukes, 55, of Lewisburg died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. The Muhlenberg County native was the former coordinator of Muhlenberg County Head Start. She was a Methodist and member of United Mine Workers of America. 

Clay Harned
SACRAMENTO -- Clay Harned, 92, of Leesburg, Fla., died there Friday, Sept. 21, 2001. The McLean County native was a homemaker. She was a member of Sacramento United Methodist Church. 

Viola Jessie Wilkins
RICHLAND, Ind. -- Viola Jessie Wilkins, 91, of Richland, died Thursday, Sept.. 20, 2001, at Miller's Merry Manor in Rockport, Ind. The Richland native retired from Ohio State Hospital after 33 years of service as a nursing assistant and was a member of Richland Christian Church.


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