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Boyce Bruce Wright Sr. 
2 March 2000
Boyce Bruce Wright Sr., 70, of 4021 Carpenter Drive, Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Hart County and was a retired manager from American National Life Insurance Co. He was a retired farm manager from Ellis Estates and was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lucille Wright; a son, Bruce Wright Jr. of Dundee; two daughters, Sharleen Schwartz of Owensboro and Renee Ragland of Glendale; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; his mother, Gwendolyn Wright of Greensburg; two brothers, Hubert Wright and Mitchell Wright, both of Greensburg; four sisters, Wilma Branstetter of Horse Cave, Viva Lyden of Worthington, Ohio, Sue Davis of Greensburg and Brenda Maycher of Indiana, Pa.; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Glenn Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery in Bonnieville. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Bellevue Baptist Church, Building Fund, 519 W. Byers Ave., Owensboro, KY 42303. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Phyllis S. Crabtree
Phyllis S. Crabtree, 59, of Owensboro died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at her home of cancer. She was born in Grandview, Ind., was a retired cab driver from Owensboro Yellow Cab and enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family.

Michael E. Deno
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. -- Michael E. Deno, 24, of Oakland City died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was born in Evansville, graduated from Wood Memorial High School in 1994 and was an officer with the Oakland City Police Department. He was a member of the Oakland City Fire Department, a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 115 in Princeton, Ind., and a member of Somerville Gun Club. He was a graduate of Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and was a student at Oakland City University.

Bernard McClellan 
2 March 2000
GREENVILLE -- Bernard McClellan, 89, of Greenville died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville after a brief illness. He was born in Muhlenberg County and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Lone Star General Baptist Church and was a retired auto mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Ermon McClellan; a daughter, Barbara Peveler of Greenville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Gary's Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Bivins Family Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

William Stanley Probus
HARDINSBURG -- William Stanley Probus, 85, of Hardinsburg, formerly of Cloverport, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Medco Center of Hardinsburg. He was born in Decatur, Ill., was a retired welder and a disabled Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Breckinridge Masonic Lodge 67 F.A. & M. and a member of Hardinsburg Eastern Star 448. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5831 and a member of Hites Run Baptist Church. His wife, Marie Probus, died Feb. 12, 1997, and a son, William Donald Probus, died June 19, 1955.

Esperanza C. Quiroga
Esperanza C. Quiroga, 78, of Owensboro, formerly of San Antonio, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Mexico.

Tony M. Rowe
Tony M. Rowe, 58, of 4113 Hunting Creek, Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in New Albany, Ind., was a former plant manager at W.R. Grace and Hampshire Chemical Cos. and was a member of Centertown Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Centertown High School and Western Kentucky University, was a former teacher and basketball coach at Centertown High School and enjoyed tinkering with his car.

Oral C. Snodgrass
MORGANTOWN -- Oral C. Snodgrass, 75, of Morgantown died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his home. He was born in Butler County. He was a member of Barnetts Lick Baptist Church, where he served as church pianist, and was a volunteer at Lakeview Health Care Center.

Marjorie Sue Layson Arnold
Marjorie Sue Layson Arnold, 62, of 8442 Kentucky 81, Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County and was a private nurse for eight years. She was a member of Glenville Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Mary H. Texas Brown
Mary H. Texas Brown, 57, of 418 Bolivar, Apt. 6, Owensboro, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at her home. She was born in Butler County and was a member of SS. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church.

Lucy D. Grigsby 
1 March 2000
Lucy D. Grigsby, 92, of Roosevelt House I, Owensboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Hazard and retired from General Electric Co. after 25 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a member of Owensboro Civitan Club and a volunteer at the Help Office in Owensboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verda Grigsby, on July 5, 1964; by two sons, Glenn Grigsby in 1967 and Denver Grigsby in 1980; and by a daughter, Jessie Grigsby, in 1946.
Survivors include a son, Johnny Grigsby of La Follette, Tenn.; three daughters, Geraldine Massie and Jeanette Lambrich, both of Philpot, and Betty "Dixie" Westerfield of Owensboro; 19 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward Duff of Columbia City, Ind.; and a sister, Sarah Scott of Owensboro.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at James H. Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Trinity United Methodist Church, 2815 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

William R. Miller
TELL CITY, Ind. -- William R. Miller, 79, of Tell City died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City after a brief illness. He was born in Detroit, retired from General Electric in Tell City in 1980 and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a past commander of American Legion Post 213 and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, both in Tell City. His wife, Francis Lydia Whitley Miller, died in March 1999.

Donna Maddox
EVANSVILLE -- Donna Maddox, 95, of Evansville died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at East Pointe Nursing Home. She was born in Beaver Dam and was a member of Cleaves Memorial C.M.E. Church for over 40 years.

Louise Stone Ragland 
1 March 2000
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Louise Stone Ragland, 86, of Memphis, formerly of Thruston, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital of pneumonia. She was a homemaker and a member of Germantown Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarke Ragland.
Survivors include a son, Ty Ragland of Memphis; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were Monday at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis. Entombment was in Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Clay E. Herrell
ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Clay E. Herrell, 88, of Rockport died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his home. He was born in Hatfield, Ind., was an oil promoter for Shell Oil Co. and a member of Hatfield United Methodist Church. He was a member of Richland Lions Club and a member of the advisory committee for the Luce Township trustee.

Patty Ann Hensley Scott
RADCLIFF -- Patty Ann Hensley Scott, 89, of Radcliff, formerly of Browder, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was born in Hardin County, was a homemaker and was a member of Island Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Scott; by a son, Loumer Scott; and by a daughter, Medellia Scott.

Naomi Ruth Futrell
CANNELTON, Ind. -- Naomi Ruth Futrell, 67, of Cannelton died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Troy, Ind., was a housewife and enjoyed drawing and painting.

Joseph Paul Castlen
Joseph Paul Castlen, 78, of 832 Fogle Road, Owensboro, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County, was a retired trucker from Daviess County Sand & Gravel and a member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church. He served in the Army under Gen. George Patton during World War II, was a Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball, UK basketball and gardening.

Robert Louis Watson
Robert Louis Watson, 54, of 3285 East Sixth St., Owensboro, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at his home. He was born in Daviess County and was previously employed by T.V.A. local labor union 1389, Kittingers Lumber and Jagoe's Lumber. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, a Baptist and enjoyed NASCAR racing, fishing and bowling.

W. Scott Nalley
CALHOUN -- W. Scott Nalley, 56, of Calhoun died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his home. He was born in Daviess County, was a licensed paramedic at Methodist Hospital in Henderson and a farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Hope General Baptist Church, was a former volunteer fireman and was an emergency medical services instructor.

Zoa DeWitt Huff
Zoa DeWitt Huff, 92, of Fordsville died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Hancock County, was a housewife and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Huff, on Aug. 27, 1982; a son, J.D. Huff; and a daughter, Ethel Wilson.

Russell Lee Conway
RURAL RETREAT, Va. -- Russell Lee Conway, 75, of Rural Retreat died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Wythe County Community Hospital. He was born in Owensboro and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Lee Conway.

Elma Dean 'Deanie' Pigue
HOPKINSVILLE -- Elma Dean "Deanie" Pigue, 62, of Hopkinsville died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville of complications from surgery. She was born in Owensboro and was a 1956 graduate of Daviess County High School. She was a 1960 graduate of Murray State University, received a masters degree in library science from Western Kentucky University in 1985 and worked in the field of education for about 30 years. She was the media specialist-librarian at Hopkinsville High School, was a former librarian at Lacy Elementary School and a former home economics teacher at Hopkinsville High School. She was a long-time member and past president of the Friends of the Library, a member of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, where she served as board chairman. She was a former member of Junior Auxiliary, a member and past president of Christian County Education Association and member of the board of directors of the Second District Education Association. She was a member of the Kentucky Education Association, the National Education Association and First United Methodist Church.

Virgie Louise Lindsey
Virgie Louise Lindsey, 98, of 3740 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family.

Virginia G. Berry
Virginia G. Berry of 1313 Woodmere Lane, Owensboro, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, taught at Masonville, Utica and Apollo High School and retired from teaching after 30 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a honorary teachers' sorority, was a longtime organist and a Sunday school teacher at Utica Baptist Church and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Elmer L. Howe
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Elmer L. Howe, 88, of Tell City died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. He retired from Tell City Chair Co. in 1973 after 33 years and enjoyed pitching horseshoes and euchre.


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