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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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