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Bernard Burns
Bernard Burns, 69, of 3313 Grist Court, Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in Daviess County and was a retired superintendent from the former Owensboro Sand and Gravel. He was a member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist Church, was an Army veteran and enjoyed gardening. He received a heart transplant in March 1985 and was the first person in Owensboro and the 12th in Kentucky to do so.

James Albert 'Tuffy' Frazier
CENTRAL CITY -- James Albert "Tuffy" Frazier, 67, of Central City, formerly of Browder, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Powderly and was retired from TVA after 20 years. He was a member of Browder Chapel Baptist Church and was a catcher for the Reds baseball team in Central City in the '60s. He was an Army veteran, achieved the rank of corporal and was decorated with the National Defense Service Medal.

Aline 'Maw' Kirk
LEWISPORT -- Aline "Maw" Kirk, 78, of Lewisport died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Grayson County and was a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Curtis Kirk, in January 1982 and by a son, David Lee Kirk.

Mable Jean Luck
WRIGHTSBURG -- Mable Jean Luck, 67, of Wrightsburg died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born in Livermore, was a homemaker and was retired from Sonoco Products in Henderson. She was a member of Wrightsburg Free Methodist Church and enjoyed quilting.

Denise Lynn Rolley
GRAHAM -- Denise Lynn Rolley, 38, of Graham died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born in Michigan, was a homemaker and a member of New Cypress Baptist Church.

Hazel Bentley 
9 March 2000
Hazel Bentley, 86, of 4341 Landsdowne North, Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. She was born in Letcher County, was retired from real estate management and was a member of Owensboro Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Robert D. Craft of Ona, W.Va.; a daughter, Betty Anne Taylor of Owensboro; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Owensboro Memorial Gardens Cemetery. There is no visitation. James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro is in charge of arrangements.

Earl Thomas James
LEOPOLD, Ind. -- Earl Thomas James, 77, of Leopold died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Deaconess St. Joseph Hospital in Huntingburg, Ind. He was born in Leopold and was a farmer. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and enjoyed playing cards and doing puzzles.

Dorothy Louise Watkins
DAWSON SPRINGS -- Dorothy Louise Watkins, 78, of Dawson Springs, formerly of Madisonville, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at NHC Healthcare of Dawson Springs. She was born in Frankfort, retired from South Central Bell after 22 years and also worked for Ligon Nationwide. She was a homemaker, a member of Kentucky Telephone Pioneers and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Grady Watkins.

Jerry Alen Sitz
DUNMOR -- Jerry Alen Sitz, 24, of Dunmor died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Kosair Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Greenville.

Mary Alverda Aud Sebree
Mary Alverda Aud Sebree, 52, of Owensboro, formerly of Knottsville, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Owensboro. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Louella Pry
Louella Pry, 77, of 514 Sycamore St., Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Hillcrest Healthcare Center. She was born in Utica and was retired from domestic work. She was a member of Church of God in Christ, where she was a mother of the church and a choir member. She was a former member of Fourth Street Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking. Her husband, Henry Pry, died March 24, 1988.

William F. Johnson
CALHOUN -- William F. Johnson, 78, of Calhoun died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Calhoun, was a retired farmer and a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. He was a Sunday school teacher for several years, was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and enjoyed working with wood, leather and painting.

Linda Simon Cummings
CALHOUN -- Linda Simon Cummings, 59, of Calhoun died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Calhoun, was a certified medicine aide at Riverside Manor Health Care Center in Calhoun and was a member of Calhoun Baptist Church.

Hazel A. Hoffman 
9 March 2000
JASPER, Ind. -- Hazel A. Hoffman, 91, of Jasper died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Boone Township, Ind., and was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar G. Hoffman, in October 1978 and by an infant son.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Ellis of Jasper; four grandchildren, including Sandy Lampert of Owensboro; and five great-grandchildren.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Trinity United Church of Christ.

Mildred Robinson 'Mickey' Ezell 
9 March 2000
PHOENIX -- Mildred Robinson "Mickey" Ezell, 71, of Phoenix died Friday, March 3, 2000, at her home. She was born in Drakesboro and was licensed practical nurse. She was the owner of L & M Dry Cleaners and Laundry in Phoenix and was a Baptist. Her husband, Bobie Ezell, died in 1969, and a son, Ken Ezell, died in January 1999.
Survivors include a son, Michael Ezell of Phoenix; three granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; five brothers, Cecil Robinson of Drakesboro, Bud Robinson and Clyde Robinson, both of Owensboro, Clarence Robinson of Cloverport and Dewey Robinson of Beechmont; 10 sisters, Alma "Robbie" Higgs and Geneva Rowe, both of Owensboro, Louise Ahlert and June Karner, both of Chicago, Shirley Bennett of Beechmont, Mary Robertson of Dayton, Ohio, Ruthie Dobbs of Drakesboro and Freda Watson, Norma Christmas and Dottie Schumaker, all of Russellville; an aunt; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 12:30 p.m. MST Saturday at Phoenix Christian Reform Church. There will be no burial. Paradise Chapel Funeral Home in Phoenix is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Ann Cook 
8 March 2000
Martha Ann Cook, 66, of 817 Gardenside Drive, Owensboro, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at her home. She was born in Daviess County, retired from Whitehall Furniture Co. after 16 years and was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Frederick L. Cook; three sons, Scott Cook, Keith Cook and Terry W. Cook, all of Owensboro; two daughters, Billie J. Spence and Mary Lou Cook, both of Owensboro; a stepson, Marty Cook; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Trogden and Paul Ray Trogden, both of Owensboro, and Donnie Trogden of Michigan; and three sisters, Mary "Sissie" Jackson and Carolyn Wilkins, both of Owensboro, and Linda Crafton of Keego Harbor, Mich.
Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday at Glenn Funeral Home chapel in Owensboro. Entombment will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens mausoleum. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Prayers will be said at 7:15 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hospice Association of Owensboro, 723 Harvard Drive, Owensboro, KY 42301. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Norman E. Canary
Norman E. Canary, 88, of 1154 Kentucky 279 South, Owensboro, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County, was a retired farmer and was a member of Stanley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by four sons, James Canary in 1952, Thomas "Bud" Canary in 1997, Claude Canary in 1971 and Leroy Canary in 1977.

Mabel W. Mallory 
8 March 2000
PENROD -- Mabel W. Mallory, 96, of Penrod died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. She was born in Kentucky, was a homemaker and a member of Penrod Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Mallory.
Survivors include two sons, W.R. Mallory of Penrod and Roger Gail Mallory of West Paducah; two daughters, Audrey Fleming and Mildred McPherson, both of Penrod; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Penrod Baptist Church. Burial will be in Penrod Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today and from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home in Lewisburg and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Martha June Martell
MADISONVILLE -- Martha June Martell, 71, of Madisonville died Monday, March 6, 2000, at her home. She was born in Clarksville, Tenn., graduated from Austin Peay University and received a master's degree in education. She retired after 27 years of teaching at Nebo Elementary School and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Austin W. Roney
GREENVILLE -- Austin W. Roney, 75, of Greenville died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Benton County, Tenn., and was retired from TVA as a yard operations superintendent.

Sharon Small
Sharon Small, 52, of 912 Elsmere St., Owensboro, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Spencer County, Ind., was a Baptist and enjoyed listening to music, reading and being outdoors.

Vermont Stilwell
HARDINSBURG -- Vermont Stilwell, 91, of Hardinsburg died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Helmwood Healthcare in Elizabethtown. He was born in Arkansas, was retired from the civil service and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Thomas E. Burden 
8 March 2000
BEAVER DAM -- Thomas E. Burden, 48, of Beaver Dam died Monday, March 6, 2000, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was born in Wooster, Ohio, and was a millwright. He was a member of Millwright Local 1080 in Owensboro and was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Torgersen Burden; a daughter, Penny Lynn Burden of Beaver Dam; a granddaughter; his mother, Nellie Flanagan of Wooster; two brothers, Samuel Taylor of Milwaukee and Denney Flanagan of Wooster; and four sisters, Norma Bales of Fort Worth, Texas, Darlene Benson of Drakesboro, and Roberta Ivers and Wanda McClure, both of Wooster.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will be in Green River Cemetery in Cromwell. Military graveside rites will be conducted. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Basil Wilson 
7 March 2000
FORDSVILLE -- Basil Wilson, 94, of Fordsville died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. He was born in Breckinridge County and was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Lois Wilson, and by a son, J.P. Wilson.
Survivors include two brothers, Cecil Wilson of Fordsville and Earl Wilson of Owensboro; and a sister, Girtia Obenchain of Greenville.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m. today at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Ohio County. Harl-Geary Funeral Home in Fordsville is in charge of arrangements.

Elbert C. Bandy 
7 March 2000
BEWLEYVILLE -- Elbert C. Bandy, 87, of Bewleyville died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at his home. He was born in Breckinridge County, was the retired owner/operator of Bandy's General Store in Bewleyville and was a member of Bewleyville United Methodist Church. His wife, Lorene Claycomb Bandy, died in 1997.
Survivors include a son, Jim Bandy of Bewleyville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Roy Bandy of Irvington and Jess Bandy of Bewleyville.
Services are at noon Wednesday at Bewleyville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington. Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home in Hardinsburg. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Bewleyville United Methodist Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Sophia M. Clark 
7 March 2000
BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- Sophia M. Clark, 93, of Beardstown died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at her home. She was born in Muhlenberg County, retired from Continental Can Co. in St. Louis in 1962 and was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville. She attended First Southern Baptist Church in Beardstown and was a member of Guthrie-Pierce Veterans of Foreign Wars 1239 Ladies' Auxiliary. She was a former member of Rebecca Lodge and Young-at-Heart. Her husband, Leonard S. Clark, died July 7, 1987.
Survivors include two stepsons, Leonard M. Clark of California and Joseph E. Clark of Florida; a stepdaughter, Lillian M. Clark of Gainesville, Ga.; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gary's Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Sager Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements in Beardstown. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to First Baptist Church in Beardstown.

Mary Thompson Hanners 
7 March 2000
Mary Thompson Hanners, 74, of 2316 Azra Court, Owensboro, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County and was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church. She was a member of Army of Mary and Legion of Mary. Her husband, Vern Hanners, died Sept. 23, 1982.
Survivors include two daughters, Michelle Hagan of Louisville and Lisa Clark of Owensboro; five grandchildren; a brother, Don Thompson of Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Betty Alderman of Seattle; and several nephews and nieces.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Catholic Church in Owensboro. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro. Prayers will be said at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Passionist Nuns, 8564 Crisp Road, Whitesville, KY 42378. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Geraldine Kifer Lunsford
LOUISVILLE -- Geraldine Kifer Lunsford, 92, of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Wheatcroft, graduated from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and owned a restaurant in Chicago with her husband. She was a member of Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church, where she was a choir member, and was a volunteer for Fish Memorial Hospital auxiliary in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Her husband, Frank Lunsford, died July 7, 1964.

Randall T. McCraw
HOPKINSVILLE -- Randall T. McCraw, 32, of Houston died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Hopkinsville. He was born in Hammond, Ind., and was a restaurant manager at Solero's in Houston.

Pattie W. Ray
Pattie W. Ray, 84, of 1125 West 11th St., Owensboro, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Owensboro, was retired from Murphy Miller Chair Co. and was a member of Seven Hills Baptist Church. A son, Sherman Gilmore, died in 1994, and a daughter, Debra Wood Hart, died in 1999.

Nennie E. Ball
HARDINSBURG -- Nennie E. Ball, 77, of Hardinsburg died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Hardin County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Se Ree and was a retired cook for a barge line. She was a member of Custer Order of the Eastern Star 456 and a member of St. Romuald Catholic Church.


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