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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 
17 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her husband, Oscar Ballis Jr.; a son, Kevin Clausen of Tell City; a daughter, Kelly Ingle of Troy, Ind.; two stepsons, Kevin Ballis of Tell City and John Ballis of San Diego; six stepdaughters, Melissa McManaway and Tammy Marshall, both of Tell City, Gwenn Sims of Covington, Bonnie Williams of Arkansas, Kim Haney of North Carolina and Jessica Sturgeon of Eckerty, Ind.; two grandchildren; 20 stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; her father, Paul Shrewsberry of Hardinsburg; four brothers, Darrell Russell of Doland Springs, Ariz., Kenneth Shrewsberry of Cloverport and Mark Shrewsberry and Allen Shrewsberry, both of Hardinsburg; four sisters, Gina Kellems of Tell City, Glenda Masterson of Rockport, Mary Ann Flamion of Jasper, Ind., and Karen Shrewsberry of Hardinsburg; and several nephews and nieces. 
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to American Cancer Society or Kosair Children's Hospital.

Joseph W. Bartlett 
17 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Juanita Bartlett; two sons, Doug Bartlett of Madison, Ala., and Stanley Bartlett of Maceo; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hoover Bartlett of Owensboro and Wayman Bartlett of Frankfort; and a sister, Dorothy Jennings of Madisonville.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at James H. Davis Funeral Home chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Kentucky Baptist Homes For Children, 10200 Linn Station Road, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40223-9964.

Alma Lee Burden 
17 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her father, Charles W. Burden of Cloverport; a sister, Charlene Pierce of Evansville; two nephews; a niece; and six great-nephews and nieces.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wallace Funeral Home in Cloverport. Burial will be in Cloverport Cemetery. Visitation is from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Larry Dale Embry 
17 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Embry and Crystal Embry, both of Owensboro; four grandchildren; his mother, Lillie Brooks Cannon of Beaver Dam; four brothers, Richard Embry, Tommy Embry and Freddie Embry, all of Beaver Dam, and Lawrence Embry of Centertown; two sisters, Joyce Rickard of Sacramento and Rose Hisle of Harrodsburg; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro. Burial will be in Cates Cemetery in Whitesville. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today and after noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Glenn E. Erwin 
17 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Dora Erwin; two sons, Mike Erwin and Pat Erwin, both of Rockport; a daughter, Lynn Hayworth of Canton, Ga.; four grandchildren; and his mother, Verda Erwin of Rockport.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Rockport. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Shrine Children's Hospital.

Harry L. Gebhard 
17 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo Ingalla of San Diego; and three grandchildren.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport. Burial will be in Grandview (Ind.) Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post 254. Masonic services are at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Marjorie Linda Gibbons 
17 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Clifton Gibbons; a son, Thomas Stepp of Morgantown; three daughters, Mary Mills of Michie, Tenn., Kathie Howard of Whitesville and Tammi Johnson of Livermore; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Patti Espinoza of Gary, Ind.
Memorial services are at 5 p.m. today at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rachel Hardison Henderson Kirk 
17 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford Kirk; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home Inc. in Lewisburg. Burial will be in Wiley's Chapel Cemetery in Lewisburg. Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James D. Lashbrook 
17 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Linda K. Lashbrook; three sons, James D. Lashbrook Jr. of Utica, Greg Lashbrook of Reynolds Station and Brian Lashbrook of Owensboro; a daughter, Karen Lasher of Hawesville; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
Services are at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Glenn Funeral Home chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Brescia University Alumni Association, 717 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301.

James T. Morehead 
17 October 2001
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.
Survivors include a sister, Elvie M. Finch of Evansville; three nephews; and two nieces.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Browder (Ky.) Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Mason & Son's Funeral Home in Madisonville.

Melissa Jane Phillips 
17 October 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Melissa Phillips, 32, of Jacksonville died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. The Owensboro native was a member of Community Baptist Church.
Survivors include her father of Eddie Phillips of Indiana; her mother and stepfather, Sue and Steve Malicoat of Jacksonville; a brother, Darren Phillips of Louisville; a sister, Jenny Phillips of Jacksonville; a stepbrother, Steve Malicoat; several nephews and nieces; and several cousins.
Memorial services are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. The body was cremated. 

Theodore Rorer 
17 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Golda L. Rorer; a daughter, Shirley Duran of Gary, Ind.; three grandchildren; three brothers, Casper Rorer of Texas, John Livers of DeMotte, Ind., and Edward Livers of Missouri; and a sister, Ina Bartlett of Owensboro.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Carl E. Whitmer 
17 October 2001
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.
Survivors include three sons, Jeff Whitmer of Bremen, Greg Whitmer of Central City and Wayne Whitmer of St. Charles, Ill.; two daughters, Sandra Wilson of Central City and Tabitha Hester of Beaver Dam; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial will be in Wilcox Cemetery near Central City. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Gustava Lee Hayden 
17 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include her husband, Wilbert G. Hayden of Indianapolis; three sons, Reginald V. Johnson of Bern, Switzerland, James Anthony Johnson of Bowling Green and Charles Augustus Johnson of North Hollywood, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Georgia Lee Thomas and Mary Etta Hunter, both of Indianapolis; a brother, James Henry Williams of Louisville; several nephews and nieces; and several cousins. 
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Center Street Missionary Baptist Church in Owensboro. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Young's Funeral Home in Owensboro is in charge of arrangements.

James E. Couty 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Couty; a son, Bill Couty of Fairbanks, Alaska; a daughter, Laura Anderson of Vancouver; three grandsons; a granddaughter; his brother, Philip Couty of Carlsbad, Calif.; and six nephews and nieces.
Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver. Hamilton-Mylan-Knapp-Gunderson Funeral Home in Vancouver was in charge of arrangements.

Alisa Ann Boone 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her mother, Alma Jean Boone of Owensboro; three brothers, David Boone of Fall Branch, Tenn., and Bruce Boone and Jeff Boone, both of Owensboro; a sister, Mary Survant of Owensboro; five nephews; and two nieces.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Memorial Baptist Church in Owensboro. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sorgho. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Wendell Foster Center, 815 Triplett St., Owensboro, KY 42303.

Gerald A. Bryan 
16 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth T. Bryan; two sons, James M. Bryan of Potomac, Md., and John P. Bryan of Clearwater, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bryan of Seminole; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and a sister, Helen Medley of Owensboro. 
Services are Friday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seminole. Interment will be in Bay Pines (Fla.) National Cemetery. E. James Reese Funeral Home P.A. in Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Louise Drane 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph D. Drane; a stepson, Jeff Drane of Hardinsburg; three daughters, Tina Compton and Veronica Armes, both of Locust Hill, and Misty Drane of Madrid; two stepdaughters, Jan Lampton of Louisville and Angie Drane of Indiana; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Butch Breeden and Frank Breeden Jr., both of Lexington; and a sister, Mary Lawson of Frankfort.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg. Burial will be in Custer Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Martha H. 'Marty' Kirkner 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include two daughters, Sabrina Henry of Carrollton and Lisa Stewart of Bowling Green; four grandchildren; a brother, Jack Henry of Hartford; and a sister, Jenna H. Smith of Hartford.
Memorial services are pending. The body was cremated. James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro is in charge of arrangements.

Nell Hays Mercer 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include two sons, Ken N. Mercer of Central City and Larry Mercer of Owensboro; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial will be in Rochester (Ky.) Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Gideon International or First Christian Church in Central City.

Zella Ruth Shown 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include three sons, Edward Randall Shown of Richmond, Va., James Leonard Shown of Union, Neb., and Joseph Robinson Shown of Stapleton, Neb., three daughters, Dortha Sue Zieman of West Palm Beach, Fla., Zella Marvidene Warwick of Urbandale, Iowa, and Anne Rhea Shown of Brownsville; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Duke-Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Hartford. Burial will be in Carson Cemetery near Hartford. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Marietta Cox Taylor 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include a sister, Anna Sue Ross of Lebanon; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Livermore. Visitation is after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Kentucky Baptist Homes For Children, 10801 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243-9954.

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 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include a son, Charles M. Wright of Richland; a daughter, Billie Ayer of Grandview, Ind.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Opal Mae Parker of Bradenton, Fla.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport. Burial will be in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Ind. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Nan Oliphant Barber 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Don Barber; a son, Donald G. Barber of Dalton, Ga.; three grandchildren; a brother, Edward Oliphant of Vanleer, Tenn.; a sister, Sue Yates of Warren, Mich.; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson. Interment will be in Dickson Union Cemetery, Williams Addition. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Willowbrook Hospice, 1335 W. Main St., Suite A, Franklin, TN.


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