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Margarine Carman Elliott 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include four sons, Edwin Elliott of Eastview, Barry Elliott of Hudson, Ricky Elliott of Hardinsburg and David Elliott of Leitchfield; two daughters, Brenda Clark of Owensboro and Patty Muse of Rineyville; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Chester Carman of Louisville.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg. Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

James Henry Bishop 
16 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Howard Bishop; two sons, Jason Howard of Guston and Aaron Matthews of Falls of Rough; three daughters, Sirena Davis of Greensburg, Sissy Ford of Centertown and Nina Valdez of Adaburg; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Bishop of Glen Dean and Calvin Spaulding of Falls of Rough; and a sister, Betty Phillips of Falls of Rough.
Services are at 4 p.m. Thursday at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg. Burial will be in Glen Dean Cemetery. Visitation is after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to James Henry Bishop Fund, c/o Trent-Dowell Funeral Home.

Ruby A. McMahan 
15 October 2001
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.
Survivors include a daughter, Lou Brown of Owensboro; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; a brother, Scott Veech; three nephews; and two nieces.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday at O.D. White & Sons Funeral Home in Louisville. Interment will be in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation is after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund.

James Richard Greenwell 
15 October 2001
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.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Greenwell of Warrenville, Ill., and David Greenwell of Seoul, South Korea; three grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Coblin of Frankfort and Dorothy Lindle of Sturgis; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Mother Catholic Church in Owensboro. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home. Prayers will be said at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leland S. Highman Sr. 
15 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Cecilia E. Stallings Highman; two sons, Leland S. Highman Jr. and Randall H. Highman, both of Evansville; a grandson; a granddaughter; and a brother, Lester Hershel Highman of Evansville. 
Services are at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ziemer East Chapel Funeral Home in Evansville and at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Evansville. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Good Shepherd Catholic Church or Visiting Nurses Association Hospice.

Otha L. Joines 
15 October 2001
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.
Survivors include two daughters, Angelene "Ann" Morphew of Madisonville and Patricia Lou Harp of Rocky Hill; three grandchildren; and a sister, Thelma Tipton of Beechmont.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Patton Funeral Home in Brownsville. Interment will be in Cave City Cemetery in Cave City. Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to American Heart Association.

Brian J. 'Bub' Sivolella 
15 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Daniel and Nell Sivolella of Powderly; his mother and stepfather, Debbie and Richard Aldridge of Boonville; his grandparents, James and Norma Rhinerson of Newburgh; his stepgrandmother, Dorothy Helms of Boonville; a sister, Amanda Sivolella of Newburgh; a stepbrother, Phillip Landers of Central City; and two stepsisters, Ruthie Commancho of Bremen and Cindy Eaves of Central City.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Koehler Funeral Home, Boonville chapel. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Newburgh. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Vista Care Hospice or Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Mary Foreman Richards 
15 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Harrol Richards; two sons, James Richards of Dundee and Larry Richards, at home; two daughters, Doris Sparks of Owensboro and Carolyn Decker of Dundee; four grandchildren; a brother, David Foreman of Reynolds Station; and a sister, Sadie Norris of Reynolds Station.
Services are at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Cecil Funeral Home in Whitesville. Burial will be in Cates Cemetery in Whitesville. Visitation is after 3 p.m. today and after noon Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Diabetes Association.

Julia Ann Ralph 
15 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Billy Wayne Ralph of Owensboro; three sons, Joseph Merrill Blake, Johnny Blake and Allen Ray Chinn, all of Owensboro; three daughters, Bonita "Carol" Hardin of Beaver Dam, Shannon Creilson of Owensboro and Jenny Turner of Hartford; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; six brothers, Orlis Melton of Greenville, Homer Melton of Central City, Junior Melton of Powderly, Tony Melton of Knottsville, Chester Melton of Whitesville and Roger Melton of Pleasant Ridge; and five sisters, Geneva Cornett of Fordsville, Lula Shephard of Echols, Juanita Walker of Morgantown, Ruby Spradlin of Hartford and Mable Gayhart of Maynardville, Tenn.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cecil Funeral Home in Whitesville. Burial will be in Cates Cemetery in Whitesville. Visitation is after noon today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice or Julia Ann Ralph Memorial.

Dorothy Jean Draeger 
15 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Jerome P. "Jerry" Draeger; four sons, Joseph Draeger of Decatur, Ill., Richard Draeger of Boonville, Ind., and Anthony Draeger and Aaron Draeger, both of Owensboro; three daughters, Denise O'Bryan of Owensboro, Beverly Bradley of Brookville, Ind., and Patricia Sheahan of Savannah, Ga.; 21 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three brothers, John McCree and Elbert McCree, both of Marion, Ill., and Donald McCree of Johnson City, Ill.; and three sisters, Elva Anderson and Norma Gordon, both of Marion, and Mary Ealey of Olney, Ill.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro. Entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Diabetes Association, 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40218 or Sister Alberta Birkhead Scholarships Memorial Fund, Brescia University.

Joan Withers Sullivan 
14 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Robert G. "Bob" Sullivan; a son, Rob Sullivan of Nashville; a daughter, Sherrie Howard of Owensboro; six grandchildren; a brother, Don Withers of Flagler Beach, Fla.; and four sisters, Elizabeth Garner of Russell Springs, Virginia Grimsley of Fairfax, Va., Cotton Heisel of Dayton, Ohio, and Molly Stimson of Montgomery, Texas.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday 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 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Owensboro Christian Church Building Fund, 2818 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303.

James E. Scott 
14 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Latham Scott; two sons, James F. Scott of Eugene, Ore., and Ernest R. Scott of Charlestown, Ind.; six grandchildren; and a sister, Nancy Latas of Holland.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento. Interment will be in Scott Cemetery in Sacramento. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Scott Funeral Home Jeffersonville, Ind., and from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Tucker Memorial Chapel. 

Mary S. O'Bryan 
14 October 2001
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.
Survivors include two brothers, Jack Strobel of London, England, and John Allen Strobel of Owensboro; a sister, Agnes Davis of Owensboro; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home. Prayers will be said at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Mason Humphrey 
14 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his fiancée, Sandy Keller of Calhoun; a son, Jarred M. Humphrey of Owensboro; a daughter, Jaime D. Farris of Utica; two grandchildren; his mother, Louise Wells of Calhoun; three brothers, Chester Humphrey Jr. and Steve Humphrey, both of Island, and Robert Humphrey of Livermore; two sisters, Elizabeth Ashby of Livermore and Lydia Taylor of Island; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Livermore. Visitation is after 3 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Barbara Clark 
14 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Clark; three sons, Bill Clark of Deland, Fla., Don Clark of Owensboro and Robert Clark of Brennan; two daughters, Dianna Clark and Candy Calhoun, both of Owensboro; her mother, Peggy Whitsell Barrow of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; four brothers, Mike Barrow and Danny Barrow, both of Anthony, Fla., Ronnie Barrow of Ponte Orange, Fla., and Raleigh "Toad" Barrow of New Smyrna Beach; and two sisters, Teresa "Tita" Jackson of Edgewater, Fla., and Wanda Thower of Norman Park, Ga.
Services are at noon Tuesday at Morgan's Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial will be in Parker-Kennedy Cemetery in Caldwell County. Visitation is after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Geneva Pearl Embry 
13 October 2001
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.
Survivors include a son, Artie Embry Jr. of Owensboro; a daughter, Lucille Goetz of Philpot; eight grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Hobert Smith of Wooster, Ohio; three half-sisters, Eula Willis of Leitchfield, Dorothy Willis of Braidwood, Ill., and Lorene M. Mothey of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro. Graveside services are at noon Monday at Isaiah Evans Cemetery in Butler County. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday 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.

Roy D. Bauman 
13 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty Bauman; a son, Fred Bauman of Lebanon, Ohio; a daughter, Jane Ann Francisco of Columbus, Ind.; three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rockport, Ind. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Rockport. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 10:15 a.m. Monday at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Kenneth Tice Daugherty Sr. 
13 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Pearl Daugherty; a son, Kenneth Tice Daugherty Jr. of Hartford; three grandchildren; three brothers, Joyce Ray Daugherty of Hartford, Randolph "Doc" Daugherty of Morgantown and Junior P. Daugherty of Bloomington, Ind.; and two sisters, Vera Daugherty of Horse Branch and Myrl Macey of Bloomington.
Services are at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Ohio County. Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Nancy P. Elder 
13 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Joseph A. Elder; five sons, William J. Elder, George E. Elder, Robert E. Elder, James R. Elder and Larry F. Elder, all of Owensboro; four daughters, Martha H. Peters of Bowling Green, Shirley Rushing of Owensboro, Nancy Sorg and Rebecca L. Mills, both of Lexington; 29 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, May Delle Millay of Owensboro.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Stanley. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home. Prayers will be said at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Building Fund.

James Oliver Jessup 
13 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Woodson Jessup; a son, Alan Bruce Jessup of Blue Springs, Mo.; a daughter, Kimberly Jane Locke of Greenville; three grandchildren; a brother, Pete B. Jessup of Greenville; and two sisters, Martha A. Sweeney and Wanda June Jones, both of Central City.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial will be in Greens Chapel Cemetery in Greenville. Visitation is after 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association.

Danny Carl Ball 
13 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen White Ball; his mother, Dorothy Ball of Central City; two brothers, Freddie J. Ball of Central City and M. Timothy Ball of Lucerne, Calif.; and a sister, Donna K. Manos of Jamul, Calif.
Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Mary Charlene Cardwell 
13 October 2001
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.
Survivors include nine sons, Odis Cardwell, James Cardwell, both of McDaniels, Alfa Cardwell of Louisville, Everett Cardwell of Elizabethtown, Glendon Cardwell and Eulon Cardwell, both of Cromwell, Kennith Cardwell of Poseyville, Ind., Roger Cardwell and Clarence Cardwell, both of Morgantown; two daughters, Betty Blacklock of Cromwell and Mary Lou Lindsey of Morgantown; 39 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Glen Phelps of Elizabethtown; and two sisters, Lavern Embry of Caneyville and Eunice "Bill" Phelps of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will be in Butler-Phelps Cemetery in Butler County. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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 
12 October 2001
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.
Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Lou Hudson of Lewisburg; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Price Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Beech Grove. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Herman W. Peters 
12 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Joyce Peters; six daughters, Marlene Rhodes, Beverly Keller, Laverne Peter, Brenda Zoglman and Patricia Gelarden, all of Tell City, and Rebecca LeClere of Troy, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Augustine Church Cemetery in Leopold, with full military rites conducted by American Legion Post 213. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City. Prayers will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Perry County (Ind.) Memorial Hospital.

J.D. Rogers 
12 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Margie C. Rogers; four sons, Jerry W. Rogers, Michael S. Rogers and Richard A. Rogers, all of Owensboro, and David G. Rogers of Whitesville; a daughter, Mary R. Lomenick of Iuka, Miss.; nine grandchildren; a brother, James L. Rogers of Wichita, Kan.; and a sister, Gola Mae Rogers of Owensboro.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cecil Funeral Home in Whitesville. Burial will be in Cates Cemetery in Whitesville. Visitation is after 2 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Whitesville Senior Citizens or Hospice Association.

Lawrence Edward Towery 
12 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include two daughters, Kelly Towery Poynter of Owensboro and Katherine Elizabeth Hayes of Masonville; three grandchildren; his mother, Pearlyn Towery of Calhoun; five brothers, John D. Towery, Roy W. Towery, Jack A. Towery and Terry L. Towery, all of Owensboro, and Douglas M. Towery of Utica; five sisters, Betty J. Keown of Beech Grove, Mary A. Renfrow of Panther, Carolyn S. White and Paula F. Tichenor, both of Owensboro, and Ella J. Dillingham of Calhoun; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 3 p.m. today at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel. Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery. Visitation is after 11 a.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Lawrence Edward Towery, Memorial Fund, c/o Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel, P.O. Box 160, Calhoun, KY 42327.

Charles A. Reid 
12 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mitzi Reisz Reid; four sons, Albert Reisz Reid, Christopher Charles Reid and David Brian Reid, all of Owensboro, and Kevin Louis Reid of Louisville; three daughters, Tracy Kathleen Reid of Lexington, Kelly Reid Jackson of Frankfort and Cathy Reid Switzer of Owensboro; 15 grandchildren; his father, Charles Mormon Reid of Owensboro; a brother, John William Reid of Gonzales, La.; and a sister, Joyce Reid Maloney of Louisville.
Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Catholic Church in Owensboro. Entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro. Prayers will be said at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Charles A. Reid/Brescia University Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 825, Owensboro, KY 42302-825.

James F. Ritter 
12 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Sharon A. Ritter; a son, James Ritter of Utica; seven daughters, Kimberly Bickett and Sheryl Pomeroy, both of Flint, Dorinda Sosh, Lisa Collier and Jody Dodd, all of Owensboro, Robin Collier of Marion, Ohio, and Jolene Ritter of Utica; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home. Visitation is after 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Make A Wish Foundation Children Network, 100 W. Clarendon, Phoenix, MS 85013.

Edward L. Stone 
12 October 2001
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. 
Survivors include his wife, Evalena Wampler Stone; a son, Randall E. Stone of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren; and a brother, Thurman Stone of Demott, Ind.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dunmor Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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 
11 October 2001
HARTFORD -- Elvis H. Travis, 64, of Hartford died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at his home. The Hartford native retired from LTV Steel Co.
Survivors include his wife, Mary N. Travis; three sons, Danny Travis and James Travis, both of Hartford, and Carl Travis of Zanesville, Ohio; a daughter, Judy Wilson of Eaton, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Barnett of Dyer, Tenn., and Margie Wayman of Hammond, Ind.
Services are at 3 p.m. Saturday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery in Hartford. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Elzie Barnett Richey 
11 October 2001
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.
Survivors include 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Richey of Lewiston, Mich.; a sister, Eula Vincent of Greenville; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gary's Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in East Union Cemetery in Greenville. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Hazel Powers 
11 October 2001
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.
Survivors include a sister, Edna Claycomb of Cloverport; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Cloverport Baptist Church. Burial will be in Cloverport Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Wallace Funeral Home in Cloverport.

Anna 'Annie' Johnson 
11 October 2001
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.
Survivors include three daughters, Dean Justice of Madisonville, Margaret Wood of Central City and Carolyn Curren of La Mesa, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Linda Adler and Corrine Higgenbotham, both of Evansville.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Central City. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Curtis D. Higgs Sr. 
11 October 2001
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.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Higgs; two sons, Curtis Higgs Jr. and William Higgs, both of Evansville; three daughters, Sondra Higgs and Dana Higgs, both of Owensboro, and Tonya Fenwick of Evansville; seven grandchildren; his mother, Beulah Higgs of Evansville; a brother, Eddie Higgs of Evansville; and three sisters, Sheryl Smith, Beverly Gale Dietz and Vickie Buckman, all of Evansville.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will be in Rosine Cemetery in Rosine. Visitation is from 1 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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 
11 October 2001
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.
Survivors include her companion of 16 years, Tony O. Watson; a son, Tyrone "Ty" Antonio Bowman; seven brothers, Ronald Bowman and Gregory Bowman, both of Madisonville, Lawrence Bowman of Greenville, James Bowman of Henderson, Darrell Bowman and Jerrell Bowman, both of Marion, Ill., and Archie Bowman of Milwaukee; five sisters, Delma Cottoner of Louisville, Shelia Tandy and Susan Forrow, both of Madisonville, Rosie Blanton of Hopkinsville, and Cynthia Walker of Milwaukee; 45 nephews and nieces; 35 great-nephews and nieces; an uncle; and several cousins.
Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Madisonville. Burial will be in Barnes Cemetery in White Plains. Visitation is after 4 p.m. Friday at Mason & Sons Funeral Home in Madisonville.


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