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Charles E. 'Chuck' Neil

FORDSVILLE - Charles E. "Chuck" Neil, 74, of Fordsville died Sunday, May 10, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Hammond, Ind., was a World War II veteran and retired as a paralegal from Enslen, Enslen and Matthews Law Firm in Hammond. He was of the Presbyterian faith, was a Kentucky Colonel, was a 32nd Degree Mason and was the secretary for the Ohio County Leadership Committee. He was a member of Fordsville Masonic Lodge No. 600 F.&A.M., Fordsville Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ohio County Democrat Committee. 

Edgar M. Fuchs

TELL CITY, Ind. - Edgar M. Fuchs, 57, of Tell City died Sunday, May 10, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital in Huntingburg, Ind. He was born in Tell City, retired from Laborers Local 1214 in 1978 and was of the Catholic faith. 

Pascal O. Bruce

BOONVILLE, Ind. - Pascal O. Bruce, 75, of Boonville, formerly of Daviess County, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at his home. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired from Whirlpool in 1977 after 27 years of service. He was a 20-year member of Boonville Worship Center, was a life member of Local 808 and was a member of Boonville Hebron Lodge Oddfellows. 

Obituaries for 10 May 1998
Ed Henry

CENTRAL CITY - Ed Henry, 79, of Central City died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Slaughters, was a car dealer for 40 years and retired as part-owner of Henry-Cisney Chevrolet. He was a graduate of Western Kentucky Teachers College and was a B-24 bomber pilot during World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Central City Rotary Club. 

James W. 'Chunky' Hagan

James W. "Chunky" Hagan, 73, of Whitesville died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at his home. He was born in Whitesville, was the founder of Hagan's Saw Shop and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Whitesville Lions Club and Knights of Columbus Council No. 2046. He was an Army veteran and a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marcelline Hagan, in 1989. 

Kenneth Ford

Kenneth Ford, 72, of 1524 Breckenridge St., Owensboro, died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Ohio County, was retired from the City of Owensboro Street Department and was a member of SS. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. 

Lela S. King

CALHOUN - Lela S. King, 88, of Calhoun died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Redbanks Nursing Home in Henderson. She was born in Webster County and retired from the former Charles Chips plant in Calhoun. She was a homemaker and was a member of Calhoun Holiness Church. Her husband, Estill King, died Feb. 21, 1967. 

Orville Franklin Stilwell

HARDINSBURG - Orville Franklin Stilwell, 67, of Hardinsburg died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Breckinridge County, was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith. 

Virginia Wells

CENTRAL CITY - Virginia Wells, 88, of Duncannon, Pa., formerly of Central City, died Monday, May 4, 1998, at Tremont (Pa.) Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Muhlenberg County and was a retired cashier at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

Obituaries for 9 May 1998
Chester V. Claypool Jr.

Chester V. Claypool Jr., 75, of 3382 Thruston-Dermont Road, Owensboro, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Scottsville and retired from General Electric as an engineer after 25 years. He graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he majored in mathematics and physics. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was a former member of the Lions Club. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and APT Ribbon with four Bronze Stars. 

Deandrea Ladawn Moss 

Deandrea Ladawn Moss, 4, of 316 Hale Ave. Apt. 3B, Owensboro, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at her home. She was born in Owensboro. 

George W. 'Bill' Bridges Jr.

DUNMORE - George W. "Bill" Bridges Jr., 69, of Dunmore died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at his home. He was born in Muhlenberg County and retired after 22 years from the Air Force as a staff sergeant. He graduated from Drakesboro High School and attended Male High School in Louisville. He attended Castle Heights Military Academy and Western Kentucky University. 

Rev. J. Wesley Hibbs

GREENVILLE - The Rev J. Wesley Hibbs, 78, of Greenville died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Hopkins County and was pastor of Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church in Trigg County from 1964 to 1989. He also was pastor of churches in McLean, Webster and Muhlenberg counties, having founded Neal's Chapel Church in 1950. He served as a member of the board of Shelton Memorial Campground for three years and was a member of the Full Gospel Ministers Fellowship Inc. in Paducah. He taught the adult Sunday school class at Land Mark Assembly of God for four years and taught the adult Sunday school class at Life and Praise Fellowship in Greenville. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served as a sergeant in the South Pacific and was a member of Battery A 373 Radar-AAA Search Light Battalion. 

Sister Frances Marie Livoti C.P.

Sister Frances Marie Livoti C.P., 84, St. Joseph Monastery, 8564 Crisp Road, Whitesville, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Sicily, Italy, was a Passionist nun and was co-founder of St. Joseph Monastery. She was one of five sisters chosen in 1946 by her religious community in Scranton, Pa., to help establish a monastery of Passionist cloistered nuns in Owensboro. She entered the cloistered Monastery of Passionist Nuns in Scranton in December 1936 and professed her vows in 1939. She was a seamstress and participated in the relocation of St. Joseph Monastery from Owensboro to Whitesville December 1995. 

Obituaries for 8 May 1998
Ava Louise Goins

BREMEN - Ava Louise Goins, 58, of Bremen died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born in Muhlenberg County, was a homemaker and was a member of Christ Gospel Church in Livermore. 

Charlie M. Arnold Sr.

Charlie M. Arnold Sr., 61, of 2921 Baybrook St., Owensboro, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Drakesboro and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church and AMVETS. He retired as a welder from the Navy after 20 years of service, where he served from Oct. 16, 1966, to October 1986, served in Thailand and in the Vietnam War and was an E-3 chief petty officer. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V, Combat Action Ribbon and Expert Rifle Medal. 

Dorothy M. Riggs

CLOVERPORT - Dorothy M. Riggs, 80, of Harned died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility. She was born in Breckinridge County, was a retired beautician and was a member of Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Luther Riggs, died March 25, 1958. 

Elsie Burden Flener

CENTERTOWN - Elsie Burden Flener, 89, of Centertown died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Butler County, was a homemaker and was the oldest member of Smallhous Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Flener in 1962; and a daughter, Loriece Howard in 1990. 

Flora Lyon

DUNMOR - Flora Lyon, 85, of Dunmor died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville. She was born in Logan County, was a homemaker and was a member of Dunmor Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Lyon. 

Helen Esther Henry

BEAVER DAM - Helen Esther Henry, 97, of Beaver Dam died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Beaver Dam Health Care Manor. She was born in Ohio County, was a homemaker and was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Beaver Dam. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Henry on Jan. 12, 1976; and a son, Jimmy Henry. 

Helen L. Phelps

TELL CITY, Ind. - Helen L. Phelps, 79, of Tell City died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Spencer County, Ind., graduated from Grandview (Ind.) High School and retired from General Electric Co. in Tell City. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tell City and the United Methodist Women. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Phelps in 1983; and a son, James Paul Phelps in 1940. 

Irvin W. Goetz

Irvin W. Goetz, 80, of 3432 Man-O-War Loop N., Owensboro, died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. He was born in Daviess County, was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral and was a retired machinist from the former Owensboro Forging Co., the former American Tobacco Co. and Faith Tool & Die Co. He enjoyed horse racing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Evelyn Knott Goetz in 1976; and a son, Joel Stephen Goetz. 

Jimmie L. Underwood

PORTAGE, Ind. - Jimmie L. Underwood, 54, of Portage died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Fountain View Nursing Home in Portage. He was born in Central City, graduated from East Gary Edison High School in 1961 and served in the Air Force. He was a sales associate for Welch Inc. for two years and was a night manager for Buy Low Foods for 30 years. 

Mary Ethel Byrne Russell

Mary Ethel Byrne Russell, 89, of the Carmel Home, Owensboro, formerly of 6245 Griffith Station Road, Owensboro, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Henderson County, was a homemaker and was a housekeeper at Brescia College. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella. She was a charter member of Newman Homemakers Club and was a Kentucky Colonel. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Sylvester Byrne in 1958 and Everett Russell in 1995. 

William Ashworth

William Ashworth, 72, of Owensboro died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at his home. He was born in Daviess County, was a retired construction worker and was a member of Wing Avenue Baptist Church. 

Obituaries for 7 May 1998
Alan Lee Neal

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Alan Lee Neal, 42, of Shelbyville died Monday, May 4, 1998, in Shelbyville. He was born in Fort Bragg, N.C., was a welder and was an iron worker. 

Marion C. Eakins

Marion C. Eakins, 85, of 3948 Jefferson St., Owensboro, died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Geneva, was an Army veteran and was a retired oil field construction foreman. He was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school, taught training union and was a former president of the Men's Brotherhood. He enjoyed gardening. 

Mary C. Hughes

Mary C. Hughes, 87, of 1716 Hollendale Drive, Owensboro, formerly of Hawesville, died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at Riverside Manor Nursing Home in Calhoun. She was born in Fordsville and was of the Methodist faith. Her daughter, Mary G. Gallman, died in 1976. 

Nell Ash

TELL CITY, Ind. - Nell Ash, 89, of Tell City died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at Lincoln Hills Health Care Center in Tell City. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Tell City. Her husband, Cole Ash, died April 16, 1977. 

Robert L. Wilson

EVANSVILLE - Robert L. Wilson, 80, of Evansville died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, where he was a Japanese prisoner of war for 3 1/2 years and was awarded an Air Force Commendation Medal, and retired from the Air Force in 1969 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1114 and was a member of the Eagles. He enjoyed woodworking. 

Ruth Helen Hancock

DENVER - Ruth Helen Hancock, 72, of Denver died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Hospice of St. John in Lakewood, Colo. She was born in Owensboro, retired from Gates Rubber Co. in Denver and was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church in Denver. 

The Rev. Paul Volk Wethington

LEXINGTON - The Rev. Paul Volk Wethington, 75, of Lexington died Wednesday, May 6, 1998, at Woodford County Memorial Hospital in Versailles. He was born in Utica, attended elementary school at St. Anthony's in Browns Valley, attended high school at St. Frances Academy in Owensboro, where he graduated in 1940. He attended St. Charles College in Cantonsville, Md.; earned his degree in philosophy from St. Mary's University in Baltimore; earned his degree in theology from St. Procopius Seminary in Lisle, Ill.; and earned his master's degree in education from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood, May 24, 1947, at the Cathedral Basilica in Covington; celebrated his first solemn Mass at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Browns Valley; and his first assignment was an assistant at St. Therese Church in Southgate and as a faculty member at Newport Catholic High School. 

William Kenneth Renfrow

GREENVILLE - William Kenneth Renfrow, 64, of Greenville died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was born in McLean County, was a Korean War veteran and was a welder for Peabody Coal Co. Sinclair Coal Mine.

Dorothy Phillips Sircy

Dorothy Phillips Sircy, 74, of 1651 W. Fourth St., Apt. 214, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Henderson County, was formerly employed by Rosedale Nursing Home in Owensboro and was a member of Garden Green Baptist Church in Owensboro. Her husband, Freeman Sircy, died in 1986.

James H. Dowell

TROY, Ind. - James H. Dowell, 70, of Troy died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind. He was born in Harlan County and retired from Owensboro Sand & Gravel in 1991, where he was a river barge mate. He was preceded in death by two sons in infancy; a daughter, Connie Jo Kratzer; and a daughter in infancy.

Mary B. 'Tootsie' Wellman

Mary B. "Tootsie" Wellman, 71, of 2003 Hughes Ave., Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, retired from The Kroger Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

Melvie Mae Brewer

BELTON - Melvie Mae Brewer, 76, of Belton died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at a daughter's home. She was born in Muhlenberg County, was a homemaker and was a member of Horton's Chapel Church of Christ near Belton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Brewer.

Nola Barnes

BEAVER DAM - Nola Barnes, 94, of Horse Branch died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Horse Branch and retired as a postal clerk from Horse Branch Post Office. She was a member of Rockport, Ky., Presbyterian Church and Rosine Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 342. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claud Elmer Barnes on Sept. 14, 1952; a son, Claud "Bud" Barnes Jr. on May 16, 1975; and a daughter, Mary Helen Smith in 1996.

Pearl Y. Wright

Pearl Y. Wright, 86, of 245 Cardinal Lane, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro. She was born in Hancock County and retired from Field Packing Co. and from Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. She was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle, was a former member of Memorial Tabernacle and enjoyed crocheting and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Bradley Wright on July 26, 1970; and a daughter, Olvalena Wright on July 31, 1964.

Rosalee M. Scarpace

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Rosalee McIntyre Scarpace, 84, of Shelby Township died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Shelby Nursing Center. She was born in Maceo and graduated from Daviess County High School in 1931, where she was the valedictorian. Her husband, John C. Scarpace, died in 1984.

Thomas Walton Puckett

Thomas Walton Puckett, 43, of Daviess County died in Owensboro. He was born in Hardin County, was employed by Felix Thruston as a farm laborer and was a member of Green River Baptist Church in Cromwell.

Obituaries for 1 December 1998
Dametrice Jo Taylor

EVANSVILLE - Dametrice Jo Taylor, 35, of Evansville, formerly of Owensboro, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at her mother's home in Owensboro from cancer. She was born in Owensboro, attended Harrison High School in Evansville and was a member of Tenth Street Missionary Baptist Church in Owensboro. She was formerly employed by Paradise Club and Ready Personnel Agency.

Donna Lynn Wright Beard

Donna Lynn Wright Beard, 52, of 1000 Jackson St., Owensboro, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Owensboro, was a homemaker and was a member of Rushing Wind Holiness Church in Owensboro.

Edward Davis Hardy Jr.

LOUISVILLE - Edward Davis Hardy Jr., 76, of Louisville died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Gallatin, Tenn., retired as vice president from Hayes Electric Co. after 15 years of service and was formerly employed by Hatfield Electric Co. for eight years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, was a member of the Sea Bee First Battalion Marine Division at Okinawa and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Progress Masonic Lodge No. 932, Order of the Eastern Star Victory Chapter 447, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 369 and Highland Kiwanis Club.

Emogene Austin

Emogene Austin, 83, of Hawesville, formerly of Owensboro, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. She was born in McLean County and was a member of Rumsey United Methodist Church. Her husband, Woodward Austin, died March 11, 1995.

Hannah C. Hubert

LEOPOLD, Ind. - Hannah C. Hubert, 84, of Leopold, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind. She was born in St. Croix, Ind., graduated from Oriole High School in 1934 and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold, where she was a member of the Altar Society, and enjoyed quilting and gardening. Her husband, Frank Samuel Hubert, died Dec. 24, 1984.

Herman Allen Heath

HARDINSBURG - Herman Allen Heath, 61, of Hardinsburg died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in La Grange. He was born in Breckinridge County.

James C. Rothrock

WESTVIEW - James C. Rothrock, 61, of Westview died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at his home. He was born in Pike County, Ind., and was disabled, a heavy equipment operator and a truck driver. He was a member of Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church and Breckinridge County Moose Lodge.

Jerry Bennett Millard

CENTRAL CITY - Jerry Bennett Millard, 97, of Central City died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Muhlenberg County and was formerly the owner of Jerry's Cafe in Central City, owner of a chicken farm, a coal miner, a county road engineer and the owner of Greenville Hotel. He was the oldest member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church in Central City and was also a member of W.P.A. He was a Kentucky Colonel and was active in the Democratic Party. His wife, Lucille Payne Millard, died in 1984.

Jonathan Steven Hughes

HERMITAGE, Tenn. - Jonathan Steven Hughes, infant son of Steve and Lisa Ebelhar Hughes of Hermitage died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was born in Nashville.

Leoda Jane 'Teko' Richardson

PADUCAH - Leoda Jane "Teko" Richardson, 57, of Greenville died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at her daughter's home in Greenville. She was born in Paducah and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Robert Howard Smith

Robert Howard Smith, 74, of 1721 W. Fifth St., Owensboro, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Hardin County and was a member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church in Owensboro. He was a World War II veteran of the Navy and the Coast Guard, was formerly employed by the street department of the city of Owensboro and was a member of Veterans Foreign Wars Post 696.

Ruby Benton Robinson

ROCHESTER - Ruby Benton Robinson, 99, of Rochester died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born in Ohio County, was a housewife and was a charter member of Union Chapel General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allie Robinson; and two sons, T.A. Robinson and Glen Robinson.

Sammie 'Joe Joe' Bolling

Sammie "Joe Joe" Bolling, 25, of 1439 W. Fourth St., Owensboro, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at his home. He was born in Owensboro and was of the Pentecostal faith. He attended Apollo High School and was a cook at Hardee's Restaurant on West Parrish Avenue in Owensboro.

Obituaries for 30 November 1998
Elizabeth Cary Triplett

Elizabeth Cary Triplett, 80, of 1540 Griffith Ave., Owensboro, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. She was born in McLean County, was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the former Cotillion Club and a member of the Junior League and the Hospital Guild.

Hattie B. Abshier

ROCKPORT, Ind. - Hattie B. Abshier, 95, of Rockport died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at Fairway Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Evansville. She was born in Grandview, Ind., and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Claude Abshier, in 1967.

James Garrett Ingram

BEECHMONT - James Garrett Ingram, 80, of Beechmont died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at his home. He was born in Frenchburg, was a retired miner and was a member of Beech Creek Baptist Church.

Leander G. Bruner

CLOVERPORT - Leander G. Bruner, 86, of Cloverport died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg. He was born in Hancock County, was a member of Cloverport United Methodist Church, where he was Sunday school superintendent for many years, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Obituaries for 29 November 1998
Anna Marion Carrington

OCALA, Fla. - Anna Marion Carrington, 87, of Ocala died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. She was born in Owensboro and graduated from the University of Kentucky and attended Stetson University. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and was a retired member of the Kentucky Educators Association. She taught school most of her life in Mount Sterling as a high school music and chorale director and was a member of Downtown Baptist Church, where she was the pianist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Carrington, in 1975.

Edwin D. 'Bud' Erwin

Edwin D. "Bud" Erwin, 79, of 3709 Thruston Dermont Road, Owensboro, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in McLean County and retired from General Electric after 51 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the K.P. Sunday school class. He was a charter member and past president of Allied Industrial Workers AFL-CIO Local No. 783, was a former board member of Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital and was a former board member of the American Heart Association. He formerly served for the Unemployment Review Board for the state of Kentucky and was a former Boy Scout leader, where he was a recipient of the Silver Beaver award. He was a charter member of the Roosevelt House board, was a board member of the Owensboro Treatment Center and was a past volunteer for Toys for Tots.

Eugene H. 'Gene' Dill

Eugene H. "Gene" Dill, 50, of 3110 Ridgewood St., Owensboro, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County, was employed at Pameco Corp. as a manager for 25 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed hunting, bowling and fishing.

Helen Cline Lowrance

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Helen Cline Lowrance, 87, of Memphis died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Baptist Hospital Central in Memphis from complications as a result of a stroke. She was a retired headmaster at Hutchison School, was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and a member of the Memphis Country Club.

Hilda M. Schwartz

TELL CITY, Ind. - Hilda M. Schwartz, 75, of Tell City died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. She was born in Mount Pleasant, Ind., was a former employee at General Electric in Tell City and the Perry County Highway Department. She was a 1941 graduate of Oil Township High School and enjoyed quilting and gardening.

Homer Flamion

BANDON, Ind. - Homer Flamion, 84, of Bandon, Ind., died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at his home. He was born in Ranger, Ind., and was a veteran of World War II, where he was an infantryman serving in England, France and Austria spent 242 days on the front lines. He was a farmer and also worked at the Branchville Job Corp. and for the state highway department. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2939, Disabled Veterans No. 85 and St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold. He was a member of the Perry County Coon Club and was an avid coon hunter.

James Ball

James Ball, 61, of 10411 Redhill Maxwell Road, Utica, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in Lewisport. He was born in McLean County, was employed as a caregiver and was of the Catholic faith.

Joyce deBruler Cook

FORDSVILLE - Joyce deBruler Cook of Jeffersontown, formerly of Fordsville, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Lake County, Ind., was employed as a senior administrative assistant at Res-Care Inc. in Louisville since 1981 and was a member of Fordsville Baptist Church.

Lucille McClellan Harper

CLEATON - Lucille McClellan Harper, 83, of Cleaton died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Greenville. She was born in Muhlenberg County and was a member of Cleaton Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday school secretary for 47 years.

Margaret Mary Johnson Bacon

HICKMAN - Margaret Mary Johnson Bacon, 92, of Hickman died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Haws Memorial Nursing Home in Fulton. She was born in Fulton County, was a homemaker and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a former postal clerk in Hickman and served as Fulton County Republican chairperson for many years. She had served as Fulton County Election Commissioner since 1957, was in the Who's Who in American Politics and worked with the late Sen. John Sherman Cooper on many projects for Fulton County. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Shaw Bacon Sr.

Margaret Williams

ROCKPORT, Ind. - Margaret Williams, 67, of Rockport died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Millers Health Systems in Rockport. She was born in Richland, Ind., and retired from Millers Health Systems as a nurse's aid after 18 years. She volunteered her time after retirement at Millers Health Systems and Lincoln Hills Development Corp., where she served on the board, and was a member of Richland Christian Church in Richland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Jr." Williams, in 1986.

Thelma Haffey Reid

LOUISVILLE - Thelma Haffey Reid, 86, of Louisville died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at the Hospice unit of Alliant Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Cloverport, was a retired credit clerk with the old Kaufman Straus Department Store and the old Stewart's Department Store in Louisville. She was a member of Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary.

William Larken Veteto

HORSE BRANCH - William Larken Veteto, 86, of Horse Branch died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at his niece's home in Olaton. He was born in Grayson County, was a retired farmer and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He graduated from Horse Branch High School in 1934, where he was a star basketball player and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he was a medic and attended four years of agriculture school after the war.

Obituaries for 28 November 1998
Clifton Austin

McHENRY - Clifton Austin, 64, of Dunmore, formerly of McHenry, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at his home. He was born in Ohio County, worked in maintenance and was a Navy veteran.

Dorlas Methany-Downey

GREENVILLE - Dorlas Methany-Downey, 81, of Atlanta, formerly of Greenville, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, in Atlanta. She organized Girls in Actions, Women's Mission Unions taught Sunday school and led training union groups at various churches with her first husband. She held the first vacation Bible school in the Black Baptist Church in Greenville in 1948. She was instrumental in organizing and founding Roland Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville with her first husband and also taught elementary school for several years. Her home was always welcome to missionaries and visiting preachers. She was preceded in death by her first husband, the Rev. J.B. Methany.

James Edward Miller

James Edward Miller, 81, of 2957 Allen St., Owensboro, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County, retired from Jagoe Building Supply, where he had worked in the paint department, and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Winsome Sunday school class, and was a member of the American Legion and the Travelers Protective Association. He was an avid gardener and donated vegetables to the H.L. Neblett Center and Tenth Street Soup Kitchen. He enjoyed painting and building things.

Joseph F. Day

NEWBURGH, Ind. - Joseph F. Day, 57, of Newburgh died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was an Air Force veteran and attended St. Benedict Catholic Church in Evansville.

Michael Allen Embry

HARDINSBURG - Michael Allen Embry, 32, of Fairdale, formerly of Hawesville, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, in Breckinridge County from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was born in Tell City, Ind., and was a student at Boyce Seminary in Louisville. He was a graduate of Hancock County High School, was an Air Force veteran and was a member and youth minister at Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville.

Michael Anthony Fulkerson

Michael Anthony Fulkerson, 38, of 8707 Mulligan Road, Owensboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at his home. He was born in Calhoun, was a self-employed auto mechanic and was a member of the McLean County Fish and Game Organization. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Ora M. McKeown

BEAVER DAM - Ora M. McKeown, 72, of Beaver Dam died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Perry County, Ky., was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Rhoda J. Falls

TELL CITY, Ind. - Rhoda J. Falls, 84, of Tell City died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, at her home. She was born in Tell City and was a matron at the Perry County Jail from 1959 to 1967. She had worked at General Electric Co. in Tell City for 10 years and had also worked at Charlie Glenn's Grocery. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tell City and the Donna Anderson Circle of the American Baptist Women.

Samuel Westerfield

HARTFORD - Samuel Westerfield, 87, of Hartford died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at his home. He was born in Dundee and retired from the Kentucky Department of Highways as a district engineer. He was a Kentucky Colonel and was a member of Hartford Baptist Church.

Vernon Edge Noffsinger

CENTRAL CITY - Vernon Edge Noffsinger, 83, of Central City died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Muhlenberg County, retired from Island Creek Mines and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

Anna Vertrice Howard

Anna Vertrice Howard, 102, of Bowling Green, formerly of Owensboro, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green. She was born in Franklin and was retired from the Owensboro Public School system. She was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church, where she was formerly a member of Kings Daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Howard, in March of 1992.

Bettye Elizabeth Horstman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bettye Elizabeth Horstman, 63, of Nashville died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at her home. She was born in Owensboro and was an interior designer for Sprintz Furniture in Nashville.

Crandoll S. Miles

FORDSVILLE - Crandoll S. Miles, 82, of Fordsville died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. He was born in Ohio County and was a retired farmer. He retired from LTV Steel Corp. in East Chicago, Ind., and was a member of United Steelworkers Local No. 1011.

Kara Danielle Donner

INDIANAPOLIS - Kara Danielle Donner, 14, of Indianapolis died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in Indianapolis. She was born in Kingsville, Texas, and was a ninth grader at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis.

Richard 'Hoppy' Hopkins

Richard "Hoppy" Hopkins, 83, of Calhoun died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, in Calhoun. He was born in Comer, received his bachelor's degree in agriculture and industrial arts from Western Kentucky University and did his post-graduate work at the University of Kentucky. He was a former vocational agriculture teacher for the McLean County School system from 1942 to 1968, served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1960 to 1968 and served as McLean County superintendent of education from 1970 to 1978. He served as McLean County judge-executive from 1980 to 1988 and served as mayor of Calhoun in 1991. He was a member of Calhoun United Methodist Church and was a member and past president of the Calhoun Lions Club. His wife, Herma Gray Hopkins, died May 28, 1978.

Obituaries for 5 December 1998
Bernell 'Nellie' Dillingham

BOONVILLE, Ind. - Bernell "Nellie" Dillingham, 80, of Boonville died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at St. Mary's Warrick Hospital in Boonville. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3418 in Boonville. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Dillingham, in 1963; and two sons, Robert Lee Dillingham, in 1978, and John Ed Dillingham, in 1989.

Billy Ray 'Spud' Taylor

CENTRAL CITY - Billy Ray "Spud" Taylor, 67, of Central City died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Muhlenberg County, retired from U.S. Steel in Gary, Ind., and was a member of Richardson Chapel General Baptist Church.

Charles William Mitchell

CENTRAL CITY - Charles William Mitchell, 75, of Central City died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Muhlenberg County, was a retired road construction foreman and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Central City.

Linda Everly Wells

Linda Everly Wells, 52, of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in Louisville. She was born in Daviess County, was a floral designer, a homemaker and a member of Thixton Lane Baptist Church in Louisville.

Lucy Couch

LEWISPORT - Lucy Couch, 49, of Lewisport died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at her home. She was born in Miami was a member of Unity Church and was an administrative assistant for the Palm Beach County Medical Society.

Marvin Earl Conway

Marvin Earl Conway, 85, of 2815 Aldersgate Drive, Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. He was born in Owensboro, retired from General Electric after 43 years, was a veteran of the Naval Reserve and was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed bowling and was a pitcher for the General Electric softball team. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles H. Conway, in 1962.

Myrtle Scott

Myrtle Scott, 95, of Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in Owensboro. She was born in Logan County and was a restaurant cook. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman B. Scott; and a son, Herman B. Scott Jr.

Phyllis M. Hall Hay

DANVILLE, Ind. - Phyllis M. Hall Hay, 46, of Danville, formerly of Cannelton, Ind., died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Manor Care South in Indianapolis. She was born in Virginia and was a homemaker.

Tollie Bell McDaniel Hidenrite

Tollie Bell McDaniel Hidenrite, 72, of 917 McGill Ave., Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County and was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, embroidery and gardening and was a Cincinnati Reds fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Hidenrite, Nov. 15, 1982; and a son, William Lee Hidenrite, in 1996.

Zelma Lois Rogers

LEWISPORT - Zelma Lois Rogers, 62, formerly of Lewisport, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Riverside Manor in Calhoun. She was born in Sample, was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gleneal Rogers, in 1975.

Obituaries for 4 December 1998
Clifford E. Johnston

Clifford E. Johnston, 69, of 4548 McIntire Crossing, Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in Owensboro. He was born in Owensboro, served in the Army during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart. He graduated from Owensboro High School, where he played basketball, baseball and football, and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and Brescia College before entering the Army. He retired as a letter carrier from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service and was a lifelong member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Owensboro, where he served in numerous positions. He was also a member of the Traveler's Protective Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS and National Association of Retired Federal Workers. He was a volunteer baseball coach at Highland Elementary School for two years; volunteer at Apollo High School for the Athletic Booster Club; and an umpire for Daviess County Little League and Babe Ruth League. He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Wayne Johnston.

Diann Harper

HARDINSBURG - Diann Harper, 55, of Hardinsburg died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at her home. She was born in Breckinridge County and was a homemaker.

Dorothy 'Dot' Embry

TELL CITY, Ind. - Dorothy "Dot" Embry, 78, of Tell City died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand, Ind. She was born in Tell City, graduated from Tell City High School in 1938 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Women's Guild and Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Her husband of 21 years, Harold Embry, died Aug. 8, 1975.

Dr. J.R. 'Bob' Jennison

Dr. J.R. "Bob" Jennison, 84, of Madisonville died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. He was born in Bozeman, Mont., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, received his doctorate of dental medicine from the University of Louisville and was a retired dentist. He was a member of Madisonville First Presbyterian Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5480, Kentucky Dental Association and Sigma Chi fraternity.

Hershel Leverne Phillips

DU QUOIN, Ill. - Hershel Leverne Phillips, 69, of Du Quoin died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born in Christopher, Ill., was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was the owner of Phillips Produce since 1970. He was a member of Du Quoin American Legion and was a country and western musician.

Marcellus Brizendine 'Briz' Wynne

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Marcellus Brizendine "Briz" Wynne, 83, of Clarksville died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at his home. He was born in Greenville, was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Jenkins & Wynne Motor Co., where he was a former co-owner. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Clarksville and was involved in several community activities. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Swann Wynne.

Ollie S. Thomas

SACRAMENTO - Ollie S. Thomas, 91, of Sacramento died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at N.H.C. Facility in Madisonville. She was born in Sacramento, retired from the McLean County A.S.C.S. office in 1972 and was active in the community, where she volunteered for the McLean County General Hospital and the McLean County Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of Sacramento United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 67 of Sacramento. Her husband, John Henry Thomas, died April 11, 1965.

Obituaries for 3 December 1998
Alice Gertrude Trodglen

Alice Gertrude Trodglen, 79, of 6523 Old State Road, Philpot, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville.

Delmas Gish

CENTRAL CITY - Delmas Gish, 90, of Central City died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. He was born in Bremen, graduated from Central City High School in 1925, from University of Kentucky in 1929 and received his master's degree in 1956. He retired from the Central City School System, where he was a superintendent for three years, a principal for 28 years, a math teacher at Central City High School for 15 years and a basketball coach for 16 years, from 1942 to 58. As a basketball coach, he won 407 and lost 120 games; won 11 districts; won six regionals; was runner-up male in the state tournament for the 1944-45 school year; was undefeated for the 1953-54 regular season; and was selected Coach of the Year by the Courier-Journal for the 1953-54 school year. He was inducted to the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 1963, the Kentucky Hall of Fame for Officials in 1987 and the Dawahares-KHSAA Hall of Fame in 1989. He was also a basketball coach at McHenry for four years. He ran a swimming pool for 32 summers and the Municipal Swimming Pool was named Delmas G. Gish in 1990. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Central City, where he was a deacon and was a Sunday school teacher for more than 30 years. He was a former president and member of the Rotary Club for 47 years and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Eugene L. Moers

DERBY, Ind. - Eugene L. Moers, 67, of Derby died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at his home. He was born in Evansville, was a Navy Reserve and was a retired brick mason.

Jamie Lynn Payne

Jamie Lynn Payne, 33, of 210 Phillips Court, Owensboro, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at her home. She was born in Owensboro and was a member of Third Baptist Church. She enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with her dog and playing bingo.

Martha Nelle Richey

MADISONVILLE - Martha Nelle Richey, 76, of Madisonville died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville after a lengthy illness. She was born in Paducah, graduated from Central City High School, Bethel College and Georgetown College and received her master's degree from Western Kentucky University. She was a teacher for 22 1/2 years and taught 12 years in the Hopkins County Public School System in Earlington. She was a member of Madisonville First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher.

William E. Cobb

CENTRAL CITY - William E. Cobb, 64, of Central City died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at VA Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Muhlenberg County, was an Army veteran and retired from the assembly line at Whirlpool in Evansville. He was a member of Richardson Chapel General Baptist Church in Muhlenberg County and Chapter 64 of the Disabled American Veterans.

Obituaries for 2 December 1998
Dorothy Phillips Sircy

Dorothy Phillips Sircy, 74, of 1651 W. Fourth St., Apt. 214, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Henderson County, was formerly employed by Rosedale Nursing Home in Owensboro and was a member of Garden Green Baptist Church in Owensboro. Her husband, Freeman Sircy, died in 1986.

James H. Dowell

TROY, Ind. - James H. Dowell, 70, of Troy died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind. He was born in Harlan County and retired from Owensboro Sand & Gravel in 1991, where he was a river barge mate. He was preceded in death by two sons in infancy; a daughter, Connie Jo Kratzer; and a daughter in infancy.

Mary B. 'Tootsie' Wellman

Mary B. "Tootsie" Wellman, 71, of 2003 Hughes Ave., Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, retired from The Kroger Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

Melvie Mae Brewer

BELTON - Melvie Mae Brewer, 76, of Belton died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at a daughter's home. She was born in Muhlenberg County, was a homemaker and was a member of Horton's Chapel Church of Christ near Belton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Brewer.

Nola Barnes

BEAVER DAM - Nola Barnes, 94, of Horse Branch died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Horse Branch and retired as a postal clerk from Horse Branch Post Office. She was a member of Rockport, Ky., Presbyterian Church and Rosine Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 342. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claud Elmer Barnes on Sept. 14, 1952; a son, Claud "Bud" Barnes Jr. on May 16, 1975; and a daughter, Mary Helen Smith in 1996.

Pearl Y. Wright

Pearl Y. Wright, 86, of 245 Cardinal Lane, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro. She was born in Hancock County and retired from Field Packing Co. and from Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. She was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle, was a former member of Memorial Tabernacle and enjoyed crocheting and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Bradley Wright on July 26, 1970; and a daughter, Olvalena Wright on July 31, 1964.

Rosalee M. Scarpace

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Rosalee McIntyre Scarpace, 84, of Shelby Township died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at Shelby Nursing Center. She was born in Maceo and graduated from Daviess County High School in 1931, where she was the valedictorian. Her husband, John C. Scarpace, died in 1984.

Thomas Walton Puckett

Thomas Walton Puckett, 43, of Daviess County died in Owensboro. He was born in Hardin County, was employed by Felix Thruston as a farm laborer and was a member of Green River Baptist Church in Cromwell.


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