Miscellaneous Ohio County, Kentucky Obituaries
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Jimmy Allen
Jimmy Allen, 63, of 1101 Burlew Blvd., Apt. 503, Owensboro, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Manchester, Ohio.

Irma M. Lasher
DERBY, Ind. -- Irma M. Lasher, 92, of Derby died Monday, June 5, 2000, at her home. She attended Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute, Ind., and Evansville College and taught at Derby, Dexter and Perry Central schools for 33 years before retiring in 1974. She was a member of Indiana and Perry County Retired Teachers Associations, National Education Association and Perry County Classroom Teachers Association. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Meinrad Endowment Club and Oblates of St. Benedict. She was also a member of Daughters of Isabella and American Legion Post 213 Auxiliary. She was a 4-H leader and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Her husband, John Lasher, died in 1973.

Judy Ann East
CANNELTON, Ind. -- Judy Ann East, 47, of Cannelton died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Ind., of cancer. She was born in Chico, Calif., and worked at Farbest Foods in Ferdinand, Ind. She was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church in Tell City and was a Navy veteran. Her son, Robert Earl East, died in 1994.

Albert Martin 'Marty' Wagman III
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Albert Martin "Marty" Wagman III, 47, of Lynchburg died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Virginia Baptist Hospital. He was born in Lynchburg, worked for Nationwide Insurance and was a member of Elk's Lodge 321.

Edwina Lucille Wade
HARTFORD -- Edwina Lucille Wade, 80, of Hartford died Monday, June 5, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Ohio County, was a retired clerk from the Ohio County Clerk's Office and was a member of Hartford Baptist Church. She was a secretary for Central Park School alumni and a member of Fort Hartford Women's Club. She was a volunteer for Ohio County Hospital Auxiliary, a volunteer driver for the bookmobile and a volunteer at Fort Hartford Museum. Her husband, Leonard Wade, died Jan. 1, 1977.

Lilly Mae Smith
Lilly Mae Smith, 52, of Owensboro died Monday, June 5, 2000, at her home. She was born in Ohio County and was a laborer at a factory.

E. Lawrence Goodman
HARDINSBURG -- E. Lawrence Goodman, 83, of Hardinsburg died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg. He was born in Hardin County, was a farmer and cattleman, and was a member of Church of the Nazarene.

Lona M. Arnold
GOLETA, Calif. -- Lona M. Arnold, 93, of Goleta, formerly of Drakesboro, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Beverley LA - Cumbre Convalescent Hospital. She was born in Gatlin and was a homemaker. She was a member of Drakesboro First Baptist Church, Drakesboro Eastern Star and Margruite Eastern Star in Santa Barbara, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ranzo Arnold; and by three sons, Laverne Arnold, John Melburn Arnold and Melvin Arnold.

James Edward Miles Jr. and Joseph Michael Miles
TELL CITY, Ind. -- James Edward Miles Jr. and Joseph Michael Miles, infant sons of James E. Miles Sr. and Crystal Dawn Davis of Tell City, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at University of Louisville Medical Center. They were born in Louisville.

Robert Newton Martin
Robert Newton Martin, 77, of 4325 Fischer Road, Owensboro, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Paris and was a retired investigator-in-charge from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division of the U.S. Treasury. He was a graduate of Henry Clay High School, a Navy veteran of World War II and was at the Normandy Invasion. He was a former Lexington police officer and ATF agent and was a member of Kentucky Peace Officers Association and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Owensboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Karrick Martin.

Olene Walker Mackey
CALHOUN -- Olene Walker Mackey, 93, of Calhoun died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in McLean County and was a homemaker. She was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church and enjoyed farming. Her husband, Leroy Joseph Mackey, died Jan. 2, 1992.

Henry 'H.I.' Russell
Henry "H.I." Russell, 78, of St. Joseph died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro. He was born in Daviess County, was a retired farmer and was retired from Ben O'Bryan Farms. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and served in the Army in the European Theater during World War II.

Susie Winkler Adkins
CENTRAL CITY -- Susie Winkler Adkins, 89, of Central City died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. She was born in Estill County and was the owner/operator of Adkins Florist for many years. She was a member of New Testament Christian Church and a former member of Business and Professional Women of Central City and of Mount Zion Homemaker.

Audrey N. Morris
ISLAND -- Audrey N. Morris, 70, of Island died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was born in Ohio County, was retired from General Electric in Owensboro after more than 40 years and was a member of Island United Methodist Church. She enjoyed church and spending time with her family.

Jaroslaw 'Jerry' Bakun
SACRAMENTO -- Jaroslaw "Jerry" Bakun, 76, of Sacramento died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born in Ukraine, was a retired machine operator and was a member of St. Nickolas Catholic Church in Chicago.

Charles W. Gatton Sr.
BREMEN -- Charles W. Gatton Sr., 83, of Bremen died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Bremen and was a 1938 graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Agriculture. He taught vocational agriculture for five years and provided veterans training. He was a farmer, working on the family farm in Bremen that has been in the Gatton family for more than 100 years, and was awarded a Progressive Farmer Award. He was the founder of Fathers' Country Hams of Bremen, was winner of several Champion Awards for his country hams and has been featured in numerous national publications. He was extremely active in his community and church. He served on the Muhlenberg County school board for 22 years, where he was instrumental in consolidating seven high schools in the county into Muhlenberg North and South high schools. He served as the chairman of the school board for several years and as chairman of the board of the Sacramento Deposit Bank. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bremen, where he was a Sunday school teacher and was a member of a fund-raising committee for the new activity center. He was a member of the Scoville Society, a lifetime member of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Alumni Association, a member of the Bremen Lions Club and a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Clara 'Aunt Ada' Hanks
Clara "Aunt Ada" Hanks, 93, of 1418 Werner Ave., Owensboro, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Breckinridge County and was retired from General Electric. She was a lifelong member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church, was a member of the Woodlawners' Group, where she was involved in missionary work and enjoyed flowers.

Juanita Horton
BELTON -- Juanita Horton, 78, of Belton died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville. She was born in Butler County, was a homemaker and was a member of Horton's Chapel Church of Christ.

Carl W. Mattingly
MCQUADY -- Carl W. Mattingly, 64, of McQuady died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Breckinridge County, was a retired self-employed carpenter and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. His wife, Alma Mattingly, died Nov. 27, 1999.

Victoria M. 'Vic' Rettig
HAUBSTADT, Ind. -- Victoria M. "Vic" Rettig, 90, of Haubstadt died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Holiday Care Center in Evansville. She was born in St. Wendel, Ind., was a retired co-owner with her husband of The Log Inn Restaurant in Warrenton, Ind., and was a member of St. James Catholic Church, St. Rita's Auxiliary No. 228 and The Altar Society. Her husband, Pete Rettig, died in 1985.

Mary L. Richardson
HAWESVILLE -- Mary L. Richardson, 90, of Hawesville died Friday, June 2, 2000, at her home. She was born in Daviess County and was a member of Friendly Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed knitting and gardening. Her husband, William Albert Richardson, died in 1984.

Warren T. Rountree
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Warren T. Rountree, 77, of Alexandria died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Woodbine Nursing Center in Alexandria. He was born in Butler County, was retired from the Marines, was a former naval science teacher in Rhode Island and was formerly employed by the American Automobile Association. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and received several awards and medals.

Jesse B. Young
FORDSVILLE -- Jesse B. Young, 77, of Fordsville died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at his home. He was born in Ohio County, was retired from RC Bottling Co., was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was a 50-year member of Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge No. 803. He was a World War II veteran of the 362nd anti-aircraft battalion.

Jessica Nicole Howe
CANNELTON, Ind. -- Jessica Nicole Howe, infant daughter of Thomas Lee Howe and Kristy Marie Burch of Cannelton, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Owensboro and was a Baptist.

The Rev. John Henry Palmer Jr.
ST. CLOUD, Fla. -- The Rev. John Henry Palmer Jr., 70, of St. Cloud, formerly of Owensboro, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in Florida. He was born in Bluefield, W.Va., was minister at First Christian Church in St. Cloud, where he was also a member, and was active in the Bible Collectors of America. He was minister of Owensboro Christian Church from 1964 to 1969, where he was involved with the improvements made to the church building and continued to develop a weekly radio devotional program.

William 'Billy Ray' Hayes
CLEATON -- William "Billy Ray" Hayes, 62, of Cleaton died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Grayson County, was a retired painter for American Standard and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Central City.

Dorothea J. Hines
FLORA, Ill. -- Dorothea J. Hines, 84, of Flora died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Clay County Hospital in Flora. She was born in Centralia, Ill., was formerly employed at Byrd-Watson Drug Co. in Centralia and Lucille's Flowers in Flora and was a member of First Christian Church where she was involved in the Win-A-Couple Sunday school class.

Loretta G. George
TELL CITY, Ind. -- Loretta G. George, 84, of Tell City died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand, Ind. She was born in Stephensport, was formerly employed at Fischer's Chair Co. for 16 years and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ted Stephens; her second husband, Robert George Sr.; and a stepson, Robert "Bud" George.

Bertha May Bilyeu
HOPKINSVILLE -- Bertha May Bilyeu, 94, of Hopkinsville died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at her home after a brief illness. She was born in Muhlenberg County and attended Leigh's Chapel General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Bilyeu.

Minn Dant
Minn Dant, 76, of 3927 Steele Drive, Owensboro, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at her home. She was born in Daviess County, was a homemaker and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Elsie E. Fruechtenicht
Elsie E. Fruechtenicht, 92, of Owensboro died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at her home. She was a homemaker.

Rodney Lafayette Williams
ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Rodney Lafayette Williams, 87, of Rockport died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his daughter's home. He was born in Loudon, Tenn., and was a plumber.

Donald R. 'Joker' MacDonald
BRISTOW, Ind. -- Donald R. "Joker" MacDonald, 39, of Bristow died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and worked for Motorola in radio communications.

James A. Holpp
TOBINSPORT, Ind. -- James A. Holpp, 44, of Tobinsport died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his home. He was born in Perry County, Ind., was a 1974 graduate of Cannelton High School and was a construction worker.

Clarence 'C.J.' Herron
PROVIDENCE -- Clarence "C.J." Herron, 96, of Providence died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at his home. He was born in Webster County, was co-owner of Highland Dairy until he retired in 1969 and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a former board member and president of Green River Production Credit Association, served on the fourth farm credit district board of directors and helped establish Kentucky Artificial Breeders Association. He was active in various farmer cooperatives, was the first recipient of the Charles Russell Pioneer Farmer Award in 1999 and established a scholarship fund for Webster County high school graduates in 1997.

J. Pascal Davis
J. Pascal Davis, 83, of 1521 Maple Ave., Owensboro, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at his home. He was born in Daviess County and was a retired residential builder. He was a charter member and a past president of Homebuilders Association and was a former member of the Owensboro Metropolitan Adjustment Board. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church, was a former member and deacon at Walnut Street Baptist Church and was a longtime adult Sunday school teacher. He was a Kentucky Colonel, was a member of Kentucky Wesleyan College's All American Club and was a Panther fan.

Margaret S. Barna
Margaret S. Barna, 78, of 3301 W. Second St., Apt. 1, Owensboro, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, was a tube inspector at General Electric and was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. She was a member of Eagles Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars ladies auxiliary. She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 9 and enjoyed playing cards, working crossword puzzles, UK basketball and spending time with family. Her husband, Walter Raymond Barna, died Oct. 16, 1984. 

Gayle C. Tapp
Gayle C. Tapp, 76, of Whitesville died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at her home. She was born in Ohio County, was a homemaker and a Baptist. Her husband, Emery Wendell Tapp, died May 20, 1995.

Paula Ann Smith
Paula Ann Smith, 66, of Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Owensboro, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. Her husband, Larry Smith, died in December 1988.

Dorothy Louise Alexander
SMITHS GROVE -- Dorothy Louise Alexander, 82, of Smiths Grove died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. She was born in Mount Vernon, Ind., was a housewife and a member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.

August R. 'Andy' Anderson
August R. "Andy" Anderson, 68, of 2416 Bittel Road, Owensboro, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Waterbury, Conn., retired as a senior computer drafting operator from Texas Gas and was a member of Westside Church of Christ. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Bedford Forrest Sons of the Confederate Veterans and the Fifth Tennessee Infantry Reenactors.

James D. 'Bobby' Fuqua
James D. "Bobby" Fuqua, 62, of Pleasant Ridge died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Fordsville, was a purchasing manager for Titan Contracting and Leasing and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member and a board member of Good Shepherd Church and was a charter member of Delta Nu Alpha purchasing fraternity.

Gene T. Goad
Gene T. Goad, 68, of 900 Maple Ave., Owensboro, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Evansville, retired from McDonald's Corp. and was a member of the West Owensboro congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. A son, Terence Goad, died in 1994.

William X. Payne
William X. Payne, 65, of 2704 W. Fifth St., Owensboro, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was born in Daviess County and retired from Fields Packing Co. after 43 years. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and enjoyed horse racing, fishing and spending time with family. His wife, Grace M. Payne, died March 2, 1998.

Helen Hermann
Helen Hermann, 94, of 522 Clay Street, Owensboro, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Daviess County, retired as a credit manager from McAtee's after 45 years and was a member of Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of SS. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, where she was a former member of the Altar Society. She was a member of the Blessed Virgin Fidelity Altar Society, Legion of Mary, Sacred Heart League and the Miraculous Medal Association.

Alta Partin Brooks
Alta Partin Brooks, 82, of 1801 W. Third St., Owensboro, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at her home. She was born in Pineville, was a homemaker and formerly managed J. & R. Laundromat. She was a Baptist and enjoyed spending time with family. Her husband, Lonnie Brooks Sr., died in 1987.

Raymond J. Patmore
ROCKPORT, Ind. -- Raymond J. Patmore, 87, of Rockport died Monday, May 29, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was born Chrisney, Ind., and was the former owner of the Rockport Democrat. He began work for the Chrisney Sun at the age of 12, was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 254. He was a charter member of Spencer County Memorial Park, a member of Lakewood Country Club and served in many civic and charitable organizations. His wife, Lois Bauman Patmore, died in 1993.

Barbara Scott
ECHOLS -- Barbara Lynn Scott, 44, of Echols died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born in Illinois and worked at Perdue in quality assurance.


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