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Alvina Paulin Cassidy 
29 April 1999
TELL CITY, Ind. - Alvina Paulin Cassidy, 93, of Tell City died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. She was born in Bristow, Ind., and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City and St. Ann Sodality. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 58 years, Eugene Paulin; and her second husband of 13 years, Earl Cassidy.
Survivors include a son, Eugene Paulin Jr. of Tell City; a daughter, Betty Hess of Tell City; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Folz of Florida.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Tell City. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City. A prayer service will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to St. Paul Catholic Church. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Donald Hite 
29 April 1999
JASPER, Ind. - Donald Hite, 59, of Jasper died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Jasper Memorial Hospital. He was born in Owensboro and retired from McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis after 27 years.
Survivors include his wife, Susie Jean Gibson Merkley Hite; a son, Steven Hite of Maryland; and a daughter, Pam Hite of Annapolis, Md.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Becher & Kluesner Funeral Homes Inc. in Jasper is in charge of arrangements.

Elvie Lee Pope Groves 
29 April 1999
GREENVILLE - Elvie Lee Pope Groves, 90, of Greenville died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville after a lengthy illness. She was born in Christian County and was a member of New Life Church in Powderly. She was preceded in death by her husbands, S.A. Pope in 1961 and Melvin Groves in 1985.
Survivors include two sons, Stan Pope of Greenville and Greg Pope of Carlisle, Ind.; two daughters, Dorris Groves and Anita Martin, both of Greenville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Gary's Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Height Cemetery in Hopkins County. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Gordon F. Lawson 
29 April 1999
Gordon F. Lawson, 67, of 2660 Windsor Ave., Owensboro, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at his home. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, served in the Navy for four years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired as general agent from Illinois Central Railroad after 33 years, was chairman of the Col. Charles E. Shelton Freedom Memorial and volunteered for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He was a member of the American Legion, Owensboro chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society and the R.O.M.E.O. Group at Hardee's restaurant. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and AMVETS. He was the current Disabled American Veterans State Service officer and was a former member of the Kentucky Center for Veterans Affairs.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Jane Mercer Lawson; a son, Steve G. Lawson of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Jan Lawson of Cardiff By The Sea, Calif., and Susan Lawson of LaCosta, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Barbara Bader and Betty Faith, both of Owensboro.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at James H. Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Col. Charles E. Shelton Freedom Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1158, Owensboro, KY 42302. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

James Raleigh Arnold 
29 April 1999
CENTRAL CITY - James Raleigh Arnold, 81, of Central City died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Welborn Baptist Hospital in Evansville. He was born in McLean County, retired from the Navy and served in World War II and the Korean War.
Survivors include a brother, Bennie Arnold of Newburgh, Ind.; a sister, Walfreda Metcalf of San Diego; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery in McLean County. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Monie Rayman Powers 
29 April 1999
Monie Rayman Powers, 65, of 600 Wing Ave., Owensboro, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, retired as a stem operator from General Electric Co. after 20 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Golden Partners and Wing Avenue Baptist Church in Owensboro, where she served on several committees. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley E. Powers, in 1994; and a son, Steven L. Shock, in 1991.
Survivors include a son, Kevin Shock of Central City; three daughters, Vicki Alvey of Owensboro, Kelly Bartlett of Knottsville and Angie Roberts of Philpot; two stepsons, Terry Powers of Nashville and Barry Powers of Owensboro; three stepdaughters, Cindy Moffett and Anetta Francis, both of Owensboro, and Jeanetta Powers of Paducah; six grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; one stepgreat-grandchild; three brothers, Carl Rayman and Forrest Raymond, both of Owensboro, and John Rayman of Lincoln, Neb.; and a sister, Betty Elmore of Jeffersonville, Ind.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Cloverport Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Wing Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Quesnell J. Sadler 
29 April 1999
Quesnell J. Sadler, 81, of Bishop Soenneker Home, Knottsville, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Ohio County and formerly attended Bells Run Baptist Church in Ohio County. He retired as a saw mill worker and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgiana Faught Sadler.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Margaret Sue Faught of St. Louis; two stepgrandchildren; and a sister, Martha Hamilton of Owensboro.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at James H. Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Bells Run Baptist Church Cemetery in Ohio County. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Virginia Leek McCoy 
29 April 1999
Virginia Leek McCoy, 86, of Roosevelt House I, 2920 Yale Place, Owensboro, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. She was born in Daviess County, was formerly employed as an office clerk at Glenmore Distillery and was a member of Seven Hills Baptist Church in Owensboro. Her husband, James McCoy, died Dec. 17, 1983.
Survivors include a son, Jimmie R. Leek of Owensboro; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; a brother, Ernie Hoagland of Owensboro; and three sisters, Dorothy Leek and Grace Norris, both of Owensboro, and Elizabeth Lancaster of Richmond, Va.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at James H. Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Seven Hills Baptist Church, 1709 Alexander Ave., Owensboro, KY 42303. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

William B. McDonald 
29 April 1999
FORDSVILLE - William B. McDonald, 78, of Fordsville died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at his home. He was born in Daviess County; retired from Crabtree Equipment Co. in Owensboro; and was a member of Adaburg Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara McDonald, in 1982; and a daughter, Sharon McDonald, in 1957.
Survivors include his wife, Versie McDonald; three sons, David McDonald of Reynolds Station and John McDonald and Parker McDonald, both of Fordsville; a stepson, Rexel Taylor of Owensboro; a stepdaughter, Doris Martin of Owensboro; six grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harvey McDonald of Owensboro.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Harl Funeral Home in Fordsville. Burial will be in Fordsville Cemetery. Visitation is after 2 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Hospice Association. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Barbara A. Adkins 
28 April 1999
Barbara A. Adkins, 63, of Hawesville died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at her home. She was born in Cloverport, retired as a custodian from Hancock County School Corp. after 16 years and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hawesville.
Survivors include her husband, J.D. Adkins Sr.; six sons, Jerry Adkins, Mitchell Adkins, Brian Adkins and Todd Adkins, all of Hawesville, Johnny Adkins Jr. of Orlando, Fla., and Spencer Adkins of Yelvington; a daughter, Lisa Adkins of Lewisport; 16 grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cleona Niles of West View and Nellie Wilson of West Virginia; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Taylor-Raymond-Spear Funeral Home in Lewisport. Burial will be in Serenity Hills Cemetery in Hawesville. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Bobby Glenn O'Bannon 
28 April 1999
GRAHAM - Bobby Glenn O'Bannon, 38, of Graham died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Muhlenberg County, was a truck driver and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Drakesboro.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Briles O'Bannon; three sons, Steven O'Bannon of Powderly, Michael O'Bannon of Livermore and Jeremiah O'Bannon of Graham; two daughters, Megan O'Bannon and Melanie O'Bannon, both of Graham; his mother, Ann O'Bannon of Central City; four brothers, Steve O'Bannon of Greenville and Jerry O'Bannon, Harold O'Bannon and Michael O'Bannon, all of Central City; and four sisters, Ann Hawks of Dyersburg, Tenn., Martha Pendley of Greenville, Sandy Garrett of Bremen and Lisa Jackson of Central City.
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ella Dolores Bennett 
28 April 1999
Ella Dolores Bennett, 88, of 11559 South Jackson Road, Utica, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Riverside Manor Health Care Center in Calhoun. She was born in Grayson County, was a homemaker and was a member of Utica Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for several years. Her husband, Roy Lee Bennett, died March 9, 1996.
Survivors include a son, Jerry L. Bennett of Utica; a daughter, Rose Ann Arnold of Owensboro; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert E. Carroll of Florida.
Services are at 1 p.m. today at Utica Baptist Church. Burial will be in Utica Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Utica Baptist Church, c/o Muster Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 160, Calhoun, KY 42327. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Editor's Note: Because of incorrect information submitted to the Messenger-Inquirer, there was an error in Ella Bennett's obituary in Tuesday's edition. It is corrected above.

Gerald Everett Hagerman Sr. 
28 April 1999
Gerald Everett Hagerman Sr., 79, of 112 Stockton Drive, Owensboro, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County and was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church in Owensboro. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired as a mechanic from Automotive Inc. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with his grandchildren and going to ballgames. A son Dr. Gerald Everett Hagerman Jr. died Feb. 16, 1999.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Corene Abney Hagerman; two sons, Randall Hagerman and Jerry W. Hagerman, both of Owensboro; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Carroll Hagerman of Falls of Rough; and three sisters, Lodine Hayden, Hazel Wilson and Regina Jennings, all of Owensboro.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sorgho. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to either the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Karen J. Harris 
28 April 1999
DERBY, Ind. - Karen J. Harris, 53, of Derby died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Crandall, Ind., and was formerly employed as a correctional officer by Branchville Correctional Facility.
Survivors include her husband, James L. Harris; two daughters, Angela Newton of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Janet Merritt of Tell City, Ind.; one grandchild; and her mother, Elnora Harrell of Crandall.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Crandall. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Pearl Hammers 
28 April 1999
MORGANTOWN - Pearl Hammers, 87, of Morgantown, formerly of Hatfield, Ind., died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Lake View Nursing Center in Morgantown. She was born in Lynnville, Ind.; retired as an assembler from Chrysler Corp.; and was a member of Rochester United Methodist Church. Her husband, Leonard Hammers, died in 1988.
Survivors include four sons, William Hammers of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Marvin Hammers and Thomas Hammers, both of Richland, Ind., and Stephen Hammers of Morgantown; a daughter, Zora Riggs of Eureka, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cora Mae Rust of Holland, Ind.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Ind. Burial will be in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the charity of the donor's choice. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Rayborn Dotson 
28 April 1999
Rayborn Dotson, 78, of 1651 W. Fourth St., Owensboro, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. He was born in Rumsey, was an Army veteran of World War II and retired from Capital C. Blueprint.
Survivors include a sister, Bonnie Parks of Kuttawa; four nephews; and one niece.
There will be no services or visitation. Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Robert O. Burch 
28 April 1999
Robert Oswald Burch, 80, of Whitesville died Monday, April 26, 1999, at his home. He was born in Daviess County and was a Navy veteran of World War II, where he was a radarman first class on USS Cumberland Sound AV17 and was an All-Navy Heavyweight Boxing Division contender. He was formerly employed by Studebaker automaker in South Bend, Ind., for 17 years; owned Burch Mechanics in Michigan until his retirement; and after his retirement, he helped to renovate the Whitesville Senior Citizens building. He was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, where he served as an eucharistic minister. He was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Christopher Burch and Sonny Burch; and a daughter, Anne Marie Burch.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Hellen Burch; four sons, David Allen Burch of Arlington, Texas, Robert Lowell Burch of Niles, Mich., Joseph Alfred Burch of Wichita, Kan., and Thomas Anthony Burch of Union, Mich.; five daughters, Rose Mariam Hoff of Kansas City, Mo., Agnes Lorene Farr and Rebecca Ann Dehring, both of Niles, Elizabeth Janelle Hall of Walhalla, Mich., and Mary Cecelia Wood of Acworth, Ga.; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Earl Burch of Chino Valley, Ariz., Eugene Burch of Yuma, Ariz., and Donald Burch of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and four sisters, Evelyn O'Bryan of Cherry Valley, Calif., Merle Howard of Murray, Margaret Rockwell of Yuba City, Calif., and Betty Orias of Salem, Ore.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Whitesville. Visitation is after 2 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Thursday at Cecil Funeral Home in Whitesville. Prayers will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to either St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church Building Fund or Trinity High School. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Ruth Helen Taylor Williams 
28 April 1999
SLAUGHTERS - Ruth Helen Taylor Williams, 73, of Slaughters died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville from pneumonia. She was born in Hopkins County and was a member of Country View General Baptist Church in Henderson. She was a retired nurse and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Madelyn Elizabeth Maddox.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. James W. Williams, formerly of Daviess County; two sons, James Williams Jr. of Slaughters and Roy Wayne Williams of Vandetta; six daughters, Carolyn Sue Goldsberry, Linda Darlene Mathews and Patricia Faye Patmore, all of Henderson, Betty Jo Graham of Birmingham, Ala., Janet Diane Peercy of Anthoston and Gigi Anise Gentry of Poole; 25 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence Edward Taylor of Liberty and William Earl Taylor of Poole; and a sister, Dorothy Duncan of Tilden.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Country View General Baptist Church. Burial will be in Zion Brich Church Cemetery near Slaughters. Visitation is after 3 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Tompkins Funeral Homes, Slaughters Hanson Chapel and after noon Thursday at the church.

Sheila Rhea Simpson
HARTFORD - Sheila Rhea Barnett Simpson, 44, of 3646 Russell Road, Utica, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and was a member of Barnetts Creek Baptist Church in Ohio County.

Tamila 'Tammy' Peyton 
28 April 1999
Tamila "Tammy" Peyton, 37, of 1651 W. Fourth St., Owensboro, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, was formerly employed by Goodloe Thrift Shop and was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church, where she was actively involved. She enjoyed fishing and horseback riding.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Raymond and Judie Peyton of Owensboro; her mother, Judy Hancock of Hopkinsville; her great-grandmother, Clemmie Coakley of Rumsey; two brothers, Leonard Harris and Tony Harris, both of Madisonville; a sister, Pam Coakley of Madisonville; several nephews and nieces; and several cousins.
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Glenn Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to either the Walnut Memorial Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 3300 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301 or Kosair Children's Hospital Foundation, Department 94465, Louisville, KY 40202. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

William E. 'Bill' Blandford 
28 April 1999
TELL CITY, Ind. - William E. "Bill" Blandford, 61, of Tell City, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital in Huntingburg, Ind. He was born in Tell City, was the manager of Conner Floor Covering in Tell City and was a real estate agent for Key Realty in Tell City. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City and Knights of Columbus. He was active with the Perry County (Ind.) Junior Achievement and was a former member of the Cannelton Jaycees, where he was an Exhausted Rooster. He enjoyed music, painting and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Etienne Blandford; three sons, Danny Blandford of Tell City, Todd Blandford of Derby, Ind., and Craig Blandford of Indianapolis; two daughters, Lori Schroeder and Cindy LaGrange, both of Tell City; six grandchildren; three brothers, Earl Blandford of Tell City, Don Blandford of Pharr, Texas, and John Blandford of Evansville; and three sisters, Sister Mary Martha Blandford of Evansville, Betty Epple of Jasper, Ind., and Donna Labhart of Tell City.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Tell City. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City. A parish prayer service and a Knights of Columbus service will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to either Southern Hills Counseling in Tell City or St. Paul Catholic Church. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Bessie McPherson 
27 April 1999
GREENVILLE - Bessie McPherson, 88, of Greenville died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville after a lengthy illness. She was born in Muhlenberg County and was a member of Greenville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond McPherson.
Survivors include several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gary's Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery in Todd County. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lucille Kendall Rhodes 
27 April 1999
CANNELTON, Ind. - Lucille Kendall Rhodes, 77, of Cannelton died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Cannelton and worked in her parents' grocery store, Kendall's Store, where she later became the manager until health problems forced her to close. She was an Indiana University basketball fan and a NBA fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Rhodes, in 1976; and a son Lee Roy Rhodes in 1987.
Survivors include a son, Melvin Rhodes of Cannelton; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, William Kendall of Cannelton and Freddie Kendall and Charles Kendall, both of Evansville; and two sisters, Eva Snyder of Cannelton and Thelma Wolf of Ashland, Ala.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Huber Funeral Home, Cannelton Chapel. Burial will be in New Cliff Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Cannelton Library. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Olivia Faye Wells 
27 April 1999
Olivia Faye "Sissy" Wells, 64, of 1706 McCulloch Ave., Owensboro, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County and was a member of SS. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church in Owensboro. She retired as a cook from Owensboro Catholic Schools and Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn. She enjoyed collecting cherubs and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Gordon Wells; three sons, Jerry Wells of Owensboro, Greg Wells of Evansville and Jody Wells of Utica; eight grandchildren; her mother, Clarice Waltrip Trodglen of Owensboro; four brothers, Sonny Trodglen of Owensboro, Tony Trodglen of South Carolina, Billy Trodglen of West Union, Ohio, and Roy Trodglen of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.; and four sisters, Betty Wagner, JoAnn Rich and Martha Jones, all of Owensboro, and Beverly Gore of Santa Claus, Ind.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at SS. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Philpot. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home. Prayers will be said at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hospice Association Inc., 723 Harvard Drive, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Patie Mae Horsley 
27 April 1999
LOUISVILLE - Patie Mae Tucker Horsley, 94, of Louisville died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. She was born in Breckinridge County and retired as a buyer from Simmons department store. She was a member of Beechmont United Methodist Church and Senior Citizens Friendship Club, both in Louisville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Horsley.
Survivors include two brothers, Bob G. Tucker and Willard K. Tucker, both of Owensboro; and a sister, Thelma Carrico of Owensboro.
Services are at 1 p.m. EDT today at Evergreen Chapel in Louisville. Entombment will be in Evergreen Mausoleum in Louisville. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon EDT today at Nunnelley Funeral Home in Louisville.

Terrance Dawson Speaks 
27 April 1999
Terrance Dawson "Spike" Speaks, 59, of 1010 Breckenridge St., Owensboro, died Monday, April 26, 1999, at Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro. He was born in Owensboro, was a Korean War veteran and was formerly employed by Perdue Farms. He was a member of Center Street Baptist Church in Owensboro and enjoyed pitching horseshoes and playing cards.
Survivors include four sons, Courtney Walls of Detroit, Tyrone Browning of Bloomington, Ind., and Terrance B. Speaks and Keylon Shorts, both of Owensboro; three daughters, Shannon Walls of Detroit, Jahauna Lynn Nurse of Lexington and Tanya Carter of Owensboro; six grandchildren; a sister, Annetta Owsley of Owensboro; several nephews and nieces; several cousins; and his companion, Debra Phillips of Owensboro.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Center Street Baptist Church. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McFarland Funeral Home in Owensboro.

Eleanor C. Smith 
26 April 1999
Eleanor C. Smith, 88, of Madison, Ind., formerly of 2224 Carter Road, Owensboro, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Clifty Falls Rehabilitation Center in Madison. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church in Owensboro. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Henry Smith, in 1974; and her second husband, Charles Jenkins, in 1988.
Survivors include a son, Charles Bruce Smith of Madison; and three grandchildren.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, 2229-A New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Jonas Michael Sowders 
26 April 1999
Jonas Michael Sowders, infant son of Mike and Kristi Sowders of 1211 Hutch Lane, Owensboro, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County.
Other survivors include a brother, Rivers Wilson Sowders at home; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Janice Durbin of Utica; his paternal grandfather, Charles Sowders of Ohio County; his maternal great-grandmother, Mary Durbin of Utica; three uncles; four aunts; and one cousin.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Cemetery in Philpot. Visitation is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro.

Priscilla Sims Ruff
BOONVILLE, Ind. - Priscilla Sims Ruff, 49, of Boonville died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at her home. She was born in Owensboro, graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1969 and was a Catholic. She retired from Windsor Plastics in Evansville after 17 years and was employed by Wal-Mart in Boonville for the past 11 years. She enjoyed reading and playing bingo.

Virgie Miller Sadler
Virgie Miller Sadler, 83, of Hillcrest Healthcare Center, Owensboro, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Butler County, was a homemaker and was a member of Dawson Baptist Church in Philpot. Her husband, Alton Hugh Sadler, died Jan. 3, 1977.

Barbara G. Gatewood 
25 April 1999
Barbara Greer Gatewood, 60, of 3229 Ridgewood St., Owensboro, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at her home. She was born in Owensboro, was a member of Church of God of Prophecy and was employed at Stallings Chiropractic Center. She was preceded in death by her son, William Gary Bellamy, in 1990.
Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Bellamy of Owensboro; two grandchildren; and her mother, Anna Kyle Greer of Owensboro.
Services are at 2:30 p.m. Monday at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Hospice Association, 723 Harvard Drive, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

George J. Barton Jr. 
25 April 1999
George J. Barton Jr., 70, of Yale Place, Owensboro, died Friday, April 23, 1999, in Lebanon. He was born in Daviess County and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was staff director in 1964 at National Jamboree in Valley Forge, Pa.; formerly owned Barton's Young World; and was a former district Boy Scouts executive for which he doubled membership and tripled budget funds in 1958.
Survivors include three daughters, Laurie B. Heckel of Lebanon, Luanne "Lu" Barton of Somerset and Ellen B. Carter of Augusta, Ga.; six grandchildren; a brother, William H. Barton of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and several nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Boy Scouts of America, Blue Grass Council, Lake Cumberland District, 415 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508.

Jesse Lee Hawley 
25 April 1999
LEXINGTON - Jesse Lee Hawley, 84, of Lexington, formerly of Central City, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was born in Lewisport and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tenn., and retired as superintendent of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.
Survivors include his wife, Rosetta Rossi Hawley; three sons, Stephen Gabriel Hawley of Culpeper, Va., Gary Lee Hawley of Lexington and Larry Warren Hawley of Conyers, Ga.; three daughters, Norma Jean Adams of N. Augusta, S.C., Lois Kay McHan of Roopville, Ga., and Martha Faye Lackey of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Ruby Mayfield of Hawesville.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Lewisport Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Joe Bennett Hines 
25 April 1999
HARTFORD - Joe Bennett Hines, 79, of Hartford died Friday, April 23, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Cool Springs, was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of East Hartford Baptist Church, Centertown Masonic Lodge No. 714 and United Mine Workers of America, District 23, Local 1820 Illinois. He was formerly employed by Sheffied Mines in Beaver Dam and retired from Peabody Coal Company, River King Underground Mines in Freeburg, Ill. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Diane Hines Albin in 1972.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Moorman Hines; two sons, Charles Ray Hines of Centertown and Larry Joe Hines of Beaver Dam; a daughter, Mary Sue Smith of Joplin, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carroll Hines of Louisville and Willie Walton Hines of Illinois; and a sister, Grace Hawes of Cromwell.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford. Burial will be in Central Grove Church in Centertown. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. today. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hospice of Ohio County; 1211 Main St.; Hartford, KY 42347. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

L.J. Hines 
25 April 1999
BEAVER DAM - L.J. Hines, 83, of Beaver Dam died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. He was born in Butler County, was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. He was owner of Beaver Dam Building Supply and retired as an agent for Standard Oil. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Mae Hines, on Aug. 8, 1989.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith Davenport and Edith Rice, both of Beaver Dam; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and two brothers, Walton Hines and Maurice Hines, both of Morgantown.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Morgantown. Visitation is from noon to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Nancy A. Powers 
25 April 1999
CENTERTOWN - Nancy A. Powers, 93, of Deltona, Fla., formerly of Centertown, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at Mariner Healthcare in DeBary, Fla. She was born in Paintsville, was a homemaker and a member of West Point Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Powers, in 1989, and her daughter, Mary Kathryn James, in 1998.
Survivors include a son, Jesse H. Powers of Deltona; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Duke-Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Centertown. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery in Matanzas. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Patricia R. Blaine 
25 April 1999
Patricia Rohrbacher Blaine, 61, of Owensboro died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Hermitage Manor Nursing Center in Owensboro. She was born in Evansville, graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1956 and was employed at the Evansville Courier and the Owensboro Police Department for 10 years each in their customer service departments. She was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro and enjoyed clog dancing and aerobic exercise.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Blaine; two daughters, Gina Head of Evansville and Joan Dilger of Louisville; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Jim Rohrbacher of Evansville and Bill Rohrbacher of Pampa, Texas.
Services are at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Church in Evansville. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Evansville. Visitation is from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Alexander West Chapel in Evansville. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the American Brain Tumor Society. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Samuel E. Hall 
25 April 1999
Samuel E. Hall, 66, of 1931 East 21st St., Owensboro, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was born in Owensboro, was an Army and Air Force veteran during the Korean Conflict and retired from Western Kentucky Gas in 1989. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 130, Kentucky Wesleyan All American Club and the U.S. Chess Federation and was a former member of the Optimist Club. He enjoyed chess and was active in youth sports. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Matthews Hall, on May 30, 1994.
Survivors include a son, Robert Dwayne Hall of Owensboro; a daughter, Kelley Louise Allen of Owensboro; two grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Hall and Steven Hall, both of Owensboro; three sisters, Shirley Roberts, Jo Ann Hinton and Dana Baxter, all of Owensboro.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at James H. Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Fordsville Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to either the American Heart Association, 920 Frederica St., Suite 308, Owensboro, KY 42301; or the American Cancer Society, 2229-A New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303-1308. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.

William 'Sonny' Shock 
25 April 1999
William Leslie "Sonny" Shock, 52, of 832 Moreland St., Owensboro, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County and retired as a carpenter for Alvey Bros. Lumber Co. in 1990. He attended Phillips Chapel Worship Center and enjoyed crafts, fishing, hunting, making knives and Indian arts.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Angela Gail Shock; four daughters, Janice Kaye Kirk, Blanche Elouise "Trixie" Evans and Krystal Dawn Shock, all of Owensboro, and Beverly Gregory of Louisville; eight grandchildren; his mother, Pattie Shock of Owensboro; a brother, Daniel Shock of Owensboro; and two sisters, Regina Tong and Lisa Owens, both of Owensboro.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro. Burial will be in Pellville Cemetery. Visitation is from noon to 6 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.


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