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Obituaries Archive

Obituaries are listed by most recent date first on this page.  Submissions and corrections can be made by contacting Laine Nunn at webmaster@hancockky.us

Mary Ann Burk Stout

Mary Ann Burk Stout, 82, born on November 13, 1932 in Hawesville, KY passed away on May 5, 2015 in St. Louis, MO. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ambrose and Mary Rose Campbell Burk; husband, Hilary Stout, Jr.; son, Hilary Stout III; and 4 siblings, Jerry and Ronnie and two during childhood.

She is survived by her children, Allan Drew (Colleen) Stout and Debra (the late Michael) Munizza; 9 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; siblings Betty Jane Ayers, Kenneth Burk, Bonnie Brown, and Linda Kay Payne.

Mary Ann enjoyed reading and loved to crochet. She made many afghans which her family will always treasure. She had a heart of gold and loved spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.

Graveside services are at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Memory Gardens with Interment beside her family. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12:45 pm at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.

 

Lester Owen Tindle

Lester Owen Tindle, 88, of Hawesville passed away Wednesday April 29, 2015 at the home of a son and daughter-in-law surrounded by his family.  Lester was born in Cloverport, KY on January 19, 1927 to the late Owen and Ella Sanders Tindle.  He was of the Presbyterian faith, an Army veteran during the Korean Conflict, past Hancock County Sorghum king and a retired farmer. He loved making sorghum, raising tobacco and playing and listening to bluegrass music. Lester was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Alice, two sons Lester Allan Tindle and Randall Wayne Tindle, an infant daughter Marcia Tindle, a son-in-law Wayne Knight, a brother Edward Tindle and a sister Ruby Harold.

Survivors include a daughter Donna Knight of Hawesville, three sons David (Jeannie) Tindle, Michael Tindle and Scott Tindle all of Hawesville; a brother Ray (Sue) Tindle; thirteen grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Saturday May 2, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Clark-Young Cemetery.  Lester’s family will be greeting friends from 3:00 pm till 8:00 pm on Friday and from 7:00 am until service time on Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Lester’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Donald Payne

Donald Payne, 67, of Palm Beach Gardens, died peacefully, on April 26, 2015, with his beloved family by his side. Don is survived by his loving wife, Jenna; his children, Leisa, Steven, Jill, Jane, and Colleen; six grandchildren,  and one great-grandson. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00AM Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at St. Clare Catholic Church, North Palm Beach, with Rev. Fr. William D. O'Shea presiding. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made, in Don's memory, to St. Clare Catholic Church, 821 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.
Friends may sign the guest book by visiting www.northwoodfh.com

To express condolences or to make a donation: Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries

 

William "Billy" Covetts

William “Billy” Covetts, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, April 25, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Billy was born in Lewisport on December 4, 1931 to the late Allen Lawrence Covetts and Mary Lewis Sipes Covetts.  He was a former Magistrate, a member of the Lewisport City Council, a former Lewisport Postmaster,a Kentucky Colonel under four Governors and retired as a General Maintenance Foreman from NSA. He was active in the Little League and was the Hancock County Citizen of the Year in 1993.  He was also  active with the old L.I.L.I.C.  He loved to play golf and was a charter member of Windward Heights Country Club since 1967.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, James “Abbie” Covetts, Betty Voyles and Mary Covetts

 

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Joyce Brown Covetts; his children, Karen Covetts Griffin and Scott Covetts (Kath-Lynn Payne) of Lewisport; his siblings, Faye Bittle, Dorothy Emick and Sue Allen, all of Lewisport, and Louise Cohron of Morgantown; his grandchildren, Ashley Griffin Laslie and husband Brandon, and Nicolas Griffin and wife Caitlin, as well as several nieces and nephews.

   

Funeral services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (270-295-3312). Visitation is 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday.  Billy’s funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM Tuesday with Bro. Larry Sosh and Bro. Randy Owens officiating.    Burial will follow in the Lewisport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Lewisport Fire Department or Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

William Joseph Hunt

William Joseph Hunt, 21, of Hawesville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  He worked for the Tell City Walmart in the Lawn and Garden Department.  William was a kind and gentle man who was loved very much by his siblings; he loved wrestling, working out and running. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Hawesville and was preceded in death by his brother, Andre’ Campbell.   

 

Surviving him are his parents, Andrew and Bonnie Hunt; his eight brother and sisters, Aliciana Campbell, Jordan Campbell, Christopher Meyers, Brandon Hunt, Lauren Hunt, Seth Hunt, Evan Hunt and Caroline Hunt.  

 

Taylor-Wood is in charge of arrangements.  Services are 1:00 P.M., Saturday, April 25th, at his church, 5770 State Route 1389 with visitation for friends starting at 10:00 A.M.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

 

Online condolences may be left at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

 

Casper Ottis "Cap" Hale

Casper Ottis “Cap” Hale, 94, of Hawesville, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Cap was born on September 1, 1920 in Patesville, KY to the late Ottis and Rellah Fowler Hale.  He was a member of Patesville Baptist Church and was a farmer.  Cap was a retired veteran of the United States Army serving tours of duty in World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He is preceded in death by a grandson, Harold Powers and 10 siblings, Elder Hale, Glover Hale, Jessie Hale, Eva Lee Lambert, Rachel Arrington, Bernidine Gibbs, Catherine Pirce, Bessie Richardson, Zelda Curtz and Veda Hale.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Ruth Hazel Gray Hale; a daughter, Carolyn Wathen (Ken); a grandson. Mike Powers (Erika); four great grandchildren, Austin Powers, Michael Ottis Powers (Steffanie), Shelby Powers and Hannah Powers.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Patesville Baptist Church with private burial in the family cemetery.  Cap’s family will be greeting friends on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville and on Wednesday from noon until service time at Patesville Baptist Church.  Online condolences may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Kate Bell

Kate Bell, 79, of Lewisport, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was a Hancock County native and daughter of the late Otto and Abbie Harrison Gabbert,  born in 1936, she spent her entire life in this area. She was a retired U.S.P.S. clerk and an active member of the Lewisport United Methodist Church.  She was responsible for bringing the Girl Scouts and Girls Youth Softball to Lewisport.  Kate loved living near the river and was an avid gardener and had a green thumb when it came to raising her flowers.  She was involved in many school and community projects throughout her adult life,  while being  a part of the initial effort that  helped open the Lewisport Community Center. She managed to always show her support to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren by attending all of their ball games.  She loved her cat Tom.  She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Hewlett T. Bell, Jr. in 1987.

 

Surviving her are her daughters,  Abbye and Wayne Hodskins  of Lewisport, Glenda and Jerry Price of Louisville and Amy Lee Bell also of Lewisport; her five grandchildren, Jennifer and Ray Westerfield, Holly Price, Justin Hodskins, Lindsey Price and B.J. and Micah Price; her great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Claire and Kylie Rae Westerfield and Gabe Hodskins and her sisters-in-law, Betty Gabbert, Barbara Gabbert, Janice Gabbert, Mary Faye Tretola and Virginia Lee and Bill Ray. 

 

Services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood in Lewisport.  A celebration of her life will take place at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 14th  in the funeral home chapel with  Bro. Joseph Kim and Bro. Larry Sosh, officiating.  Visitation for friends will start at 10:00 A.M.  Burial will follow in the Lewisport Cemetery. 

 

Expressions of Sympathy made be made in Kate’s name to the Marketplace  Ministry  in care of her church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be left at www.taylorwoodfh.com
    

 

Clyde Wettstain, Jr (Slug)

Clyde Wettstain, Jr (Slug), 85, of Evansville, passed away April 7, 2015 at Transcendent Health Care in Booneville.  He was born in Hancock Co., KY on October 27, 1929 to the late Clyde and Rachel Webb Wettstain.  Clyde was retired from the City of Evansville, State of Indiana Highway Dept. and William Tell Wood Workers.  His hobbies included woodworking, crafts and traveling.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; daughters Patty and Karen Wettstain; sisters, Katherine Ward and Brenda Freyvogel; brothers, Melvin and Raymond Wettstain and a grandson, Tim Roberts.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita Roberts and Laurinda Cartwright; two sons, Russell Wettstain and James (Angie) Wettstain; 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Crowe; a brother, Jimmy Wettstain, along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on April 10, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to Gibson & Son Funeral Home to help the family cover final expenses.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

A special Thank You for the care given by Tiffany Boswell, Jimmy Wettstain and Transcendent Health Care.    

 

Clara Estes Brown

Clara Estes Brown of Versailles, KY, 93, died at her home Sunday morning, March 15, 2015.   She was born on December 26, 1921 in Hawesville, KY to the late Urey and Stella Brown Estes.  She graduated from Beechmont High School in 1939.  She worked for many years as a pharmacy technician, primarily at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital, Owensboro, KY.  Her interests included many extensive furniture refinishing projects in her younger years, and she remained an avid flower gardener.  Clara was virtually a life-long member of the Baptist church, including Buena Vista Baptist Church in Owensboro, Bethabara Baptist Church in Philpot, KY, Westside Baptist Church in Harrisonburg, VA, and most recently Versailles Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Milner Brown, and three brothers, Ernest Estes of Princeton, IN, A.D. Estes of Owensboro, KY, and Bruce Estes of Burnsville, NC.

She is survived by her two children, Michael B. (Mickey) Brown of Versailles, KY, and Laurel Brown Newman and her husband Jeff of Winchester, VA; three grandchildren, Cary Brown Simon and her husband Jon of Lexington, KY, and Kathryn Mattichak and Steven Mattichak of Broadway, VA; and two great-grandchildren, Robbie Simon and Lizzie Simon of Lexington, KY.

Visitation will be held at Blackford Baptist Church, Hawesville, KY, from 8 am until the funeral service at 11 am on Monday, March 23, 2015 with burial in the church cemetery.  Donations can be made to Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or Bethabara Baptist Church. Gibson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Rachel Muffett Estes

Rachel Muffett  Estes, 93,  passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  She was born in 1921 to her late parents, James Lewis and Sena Winkler Muffett.  She lived in the area her entire life and was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church.  She taught Sunday School for 60 plus years and was an active officer and leader in the WMU, Bible school coordinator and teacher, avid vegetable gardener and helped her husband, Shelby, on the farm and continued farming after his death in 1976.  Rachel was also preceded in death by her five siblings, Delbert, Orvil, Marcella, Kennard and Ruby.        

Surviving her are her five children, Wayne (Linda), Dean (Carla), Neil (Mary Ann), Kevin (Celisa) Estes and Kaye Estes (Grant) Aubrey; grandchildren, Chad (Petrina) Estes, Jeff (Ginger) Estes, Cara Estes (Dennis) Thomas, Kim Estes, Krysti Estes (Keith) Piersawl, Shelle Estes (Cody) Reck, Kyle (Jessica) Estes, Allison Estes (Kyle) Ross, Jennifer Estes (Jamie) Warren), Rachel Blair Estes (Jody) McDaniel, Hannah Estes and Layton Aubrey: her great-grandchildren, Madelyn Burk, Dalton Burk, Shelby Thomas, Garret Thomas, Caleb Thomas, Lauren Estes, Comanche Estes, J.D. Estes, McKensey Jarboe, Evie Estes, Eury Estes, Lilly Reck, Cameron Estes, Cassie Estes, Carissa Estes, Izzy Ross, Eli Ross, Brayden Ross, Olivia Warren, Grant Warren, Parker Warren, Landon Warren, Hunter Warren, Sawyer Warren and Silas McDaniel and her great-great grandkids, twins, John Ryland and Charles Caden due in April.  

Services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood in Lewisport.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M., Sunday in the funeral home chapel.  A celebration of her life is being held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, March 16, at her church, 967 S. Chestnut Grove Road, with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. in the church sanctuary.   Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. 

In lieu of flowers the family request donations may be made in Rachel’s name to the Annie Armstrong Offering in care of her church.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at taylorwoodfh.com.

 

Audrey J. Vanhooser

Audrey J. Vanhooser, 73, left her earthly home to be joined with her Lord and Savior Monday, March 09, 2015 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was a homemaker, dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom and son-in-law, Barry Moffitt.

Surviving her are her four children, Belinda, Tina (Don), Thomas Earl, (Jr.) Sherri (Skip): two step-daughters, Becky (Ron) and Mary (Bob); grandchildren, Thomas Dale, Ashley (Josh), Richie, Shannon (Joe), Tyler, Megan (Chris) and Chase; step-grandchildren, Ryan, Kaylen, Christian, Meghan, Erin, Maddie, Brinley, Parker and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood in Lewisport.  Visitation will be after 2:00 P.M., Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with services being held at 3:00 P.M. A private graveside service will follow.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations may be made in Audrey’s name to the Hancock County Animal Shelter.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

Cynthia (Cindy) Ann McCoy

Cynthia (Cindy) Ann McCoy, 62, of Hawesville died Friday March 6, 2015 at her home.  She was born on August 12, 1952 in to the late Jack and Norma Irene (Susie) Study McCoy.  She was a housewife.  Cindy was loved by many and will be greatly missed.  She enjoyed making candles, painting and loved raising her dogs.  Cindy was preceded in death by her daughter, Kami Sue (Tobin) Hart.

Survivors include her fiancé, Chance Teeples; a daughter, Terena Mae Wilson; two sons, Jesse Jack McCoy and Brent Nolan; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Linda McCoy and a brother, Terry McCoy.

Services will be private in Thurman, IA.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Anna Bell Boling Swadley

Anna Bell Boling Swadley, 83, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Fordsville Nursing and Rehab.  She was born in Hancock County on November 20, 1931 to the late Orville and Mary Frances Boling.  Anna Bell was a housewife and a caregiver for the elderly in her younger years.  She attended Easton Community Church.  Anna Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Swadley and four siblings, Viola, Josephine, Catherine and Junior Boling.

Survivors include her sister, Naomi Fuqua of Fordsville; two brothers, Ray Boling and Stanley Boling of Cloverport; four nephews, Delmar Ray Fuqua of Miami, FL, Stanley Glenn (Diane) Fuqua of Askins, KY, Ronnie (Susan) Fuqua of Hawesville and Timmy (Karen) Fuqua of Fordsville.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with Bro. Larry Sosh officiating.  Burial will be in Boling Chapel Cemetery.  Anna Bell’s family will be greeting friends on Monday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Online condolences can be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.    

 

Jane R. Askin

Jane R. Askin, 82, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Armorel, AR on May 10, 1932 to the late William Edgar and Mary Hardesty Odom.  Jane was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and was a retired cafeteria worker at Hancock County High School.  She enjoyed spending time with family, traveling and exercising with friends at the Health Park.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Askin and a son Thomas Askin.

Survivors include two daughters, Angelia (Steve) Stokes of Dothan, AL and, Linda (Gary ) Hall of Owensboro ; three sons, Tony (Mary) Askin of Philpot, Paul (Teri) Askin of Hawesville and Robert (Holly) Askin of Owensboro; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; two sisters, Faye (Jim) Banks of  Galax, VA and Louise (Danny) Valdez of Blytheville, AR along with several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday March 2, 2015 at St. Williams Catholic Church in Knottsville with burial in St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church Cemetery in McQuady, KY.  Jane’s family will be greeting friends on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. with prayers being said at 6 p.m. Sunday evening and on Monday from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Online condolences may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Bessie Mary (Meme) Chapman

Bessie Mary (Meme) Chapman, age 95, left for her heavenly home Sunday, February 8, 2015.  She was born February 16, 1919 in Savannah, OK., to Joseph G. and Noy Fergerson.She moved at a young age to Gentry, AR., where she graduated from high school.  She later moved to Texas where she met George F. Chapman.  They were married on January 16, 1946 and lived the majority of their lives in Rockwall, TX.  She was always active in her children’s lives.  She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, where she served as Worthy Matron.  She also helped with the Rainbow Girls.  She and her family were active members of First Baptist Church in Rockwall.  She retired from Parr Gas where she had worked in the office.  The last 15 years of her life were lived with her daughter, Ann and son-in-law, Roger Jarboe in Hawesville, KY.

Meme was a great cook, liked to sew and read, but most of all loved her family.  She was a Godly woman and an example to her family and friends.  In addition to her parents, her husband, George, and her sisters, Ruby Roberts and Loretta Price preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children:  Leatha Ann Jarboe and husband Roger of Hawesville, KY., Frederick Wayne Chapman and wife Sandra of Rockwall, TX.  Five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren:  Kimberly Latham and daughter Chloe.  Jennifer Wood, husband Jeff and children, Chandler, Crew, and London.  Lori Frost, husband Justin and daughters Parker and Paige.  Tara Swindall, husband J.D. and children David, Reagan and Rylie Reese. Roger Jarboe II, wife Anja and sons Rogie and Riley Thomas:  sisters Dorothy Rush and Ruth Holloway and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her service and burial will be at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall, TX.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville,  is in charge of local arrangements, condolences may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.   

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hancock Christian Church auditorium fund, 22 Henderson Grove Rd., Lewisport, KY.  42351.

 

Tammy Sue Husk Miller

Tammy Sue Husk Miller, 52, of Hawesville went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 29, 2015 at the Heartford House. Tammy was born on September 9, 1962 in Owensboro to Reuben and Martha Adkins Husk.  Tammy was a 17 year cancer survivor.  Tammy possessed a true servant’s heart and she was well-known for giving of herself and making others part of her extended family.  She was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church.  Tammy was an administrative assistant at Century Aluminum, Judge Executive Assistant for Judge Danny Boling.  Tammy loved her vacations on the beach with family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her father Reuben Husk.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years Eric Miller; a daughter Morgan Jones and her husband Nathan of Richland, IN; a son Dylan Miller of Hawesville; her mother, Martha Husk of Hawesville; three brothers Jeff Husk and his wife Tamara of Hawesville, Dennis Husk and his wife Lisa of Lewisport and Rick Husk of Mountain View, CA along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Hawesville Baptist Church with a private burial at a later date in Serenity Hills.  Friends are welcome from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time at Hawesville Baptist Church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County High School Cheerleaders, Hawesville Fire Dept., The United Way or Hawesville Baptist Church Youth Group, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be made at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Paula Lynne Jett White

Paula Lynne Jett White, 58, of Lewisport, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday January 20, 2015. She was born in Norfolk, VA on October 29th, 1956. She had been fighting cancer since 2008. She was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, coworker, church member and friend.  She loved spending time with her family and friends, and her grandchildren were her absolute joy.  Paula possessed a true servant’s heart and she was well-known for giving of herself and making others part of her extended family. Paula was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church, where she helped with children’s ministry.  She worked as a Special Education Instructional Assistant at Hancock County Middle School.  

She was preceded in death by her father; Raphael Jett. Survivors include her husband of 39 years; Roy White, two sons; John and Daniel & Sarah White, two daughters; Erin & Jake Hardy and Laura Elder, all from Lewisport.  She is survived by nine grandchildren; Jackson, Collin, Kaitlyn, Nolan, and Brycen Elder, Hunter Hardy and Isaac, Isabella and Luke White.  Paula is also survived by her mother and stepfather; Gloria Jett and Barton Simmons of Brighton, Tennessee, two brothers; Steve and Kathleen Jett, and Kenneth Jett, of Gainesville, Florida, and a sister, Mary Jett and Tim Burk, of Hawesville. Paula leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport.  Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.  Paula’s funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday at Lewisport Baptist Church with Bro. Bob White officiating.  Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Paula J White Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

Shirley Adkins Isom

Shirley Adkins Isom, 78, of Pellville went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2015 at Heartford House in Owensboro.  Shirley was born in Hawesville, KY on February 27, 1936 to the late William “Willie” and Elmina “Ella” Corley Adkins.  She was a member of West Point Baptist Church, worked at General Electric and retired from Daviess County Middle School as a cafeteria worker.  She was preceded in death by a sister Mary Rice and a brother Dee Adkins.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years Carson Isom; two sons Carl Isom and Larry Isom; two grandchildren Elizabeth “Beth” Brown and Aaron Isom; four great grandchildren; a brother John Adkins and nieces.

Services are at 12 noon Monday February 19, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in West Point Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 9:30 am until service time Monday.  Online condolences may be left for Shirley’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.   

 

Arthur C. "Art" Jordan, Jr

Arthur C. “Art” Jordan, Jr., 83, of Lewisport passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Perry County Hospital in Tell City.  Art was born in Calhoun on Saturday, February 28, 1931 to the late Arthur C. Jordan Sr. and Hilda Dixon Jordan.  Art was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, served during the Korean Conflict, and was a retired golf course superintendent.   Art was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church, was a member of the Golf Course Superintendents of America and won the Owensboro City Golf Championship in 1977.  Art enjoyed the time he spent with his wife, Jane and his children and grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nelda Faye Pannel and two brothers, Kenneth Wayne Jordan and Maurice Lee Jordan.

Survivors include his loving wife Jane; his daughters, Gaye (Craig) Waldie of Hawesville and Lynn (Bob) Stone of Owensboro; his brother, Billy (Joan) Jordan; his grandchildren, Kevin, Corissa and Scarlett and one great-granddaughter, Violett.      

Funeral services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (270-295-3312). Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday in the Taylor-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob White officiating. Visitation is 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday and after 9:00 A.M. Saturday until service time.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lewisport Baptist Church Food Pantry.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Art graciously bequeathed his body to the University of Louisville Body Bequeathal Program.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

Ida Mae Young Parker

Ida Mae Young Parker, 88, of Hawesville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 25, 2014.  Ida Mae was born in Hancock County on December 26, 1925 to the late Truman S. and Mary Magdalene Brandle Young.  She was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church and was a retired Postal Clerk.  Ida Mae lived all of her life in Hancock County, was a devoted wife and Mother with a great love for Jesus her Lord.  She loved to read her Bible, enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her family.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Archie Parker, a son, Ernie Parker, her siblings, Lillian Real, Ozetta Tucker, Thomas Young, Melvin Young, Leo Young and Eugene Young.

Survivors include her daughter, Kara Leeta Ray and her husband Loyd Prentis; 2 sons, Jerry Parker and his wife Cynthia and David Parker; a daughter in law, Vickie Parker; 6 granddaughters, Stephanie Parker, Alana Shoemaker, Karie Kerr, Amanda Jerome, Stacy Singleton and Lora Johnson; 9 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Stanley Young and Danny Young along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Hawesville Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Eden Baptist Church Cemetery.  Ida Mae’s family will be greeting friends on Sunday from noon until 7 p.m. and on Monday from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Meals on Wheels, the Mt. Eden Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or the Hawesville Baptist Church Building Fund, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Biddy Ard

Biddy Ard, 75, of Hawesville, passed away on December 20, 2014 at her home.  She was born on January 13, 1939, in Waurika, OK to the late William and Ida Fowler Lyons.  Biddy was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church and a Housewife.  She loved spending time with her family.  Biddy is preceded in death by a grandchild, Kyndall Ard and five of her siblings.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Donald A. Ard of Hawesville; 2 daughters, Carla Litherland and her husband Michael of Tell City and Sharon Vaughn and her husband Terry of Searcy, AR; a son, Donald W. Ard and his wife Mandy of Owensboro, KY; 7 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; a brother, Gary Lyons of Waurika, OK along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2014 at Mt. Eden Baptist Church with burial in Serenity Hills.  Biddy’s family will be greeting friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Biddy was a breast cancer survivor and her family would like memorial contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society in her honor, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Gerald D. Henning

Gerald D. Henning, 60, of Hawesville, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 at home.  He was born on August 1, 1954, in Hawesville to the late Edward and Mable Vaughn Henning.  Gerald was a member of Hawesville United Methodist Church and was a former newspaper carrier.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Marilyn West, Mike Henning and Steve Henning.

Gerald is survived by his sister in law, Brenda Henning; brother in law Stephen West; a nephew, Chris Henning and several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial in Memory Gardens, Hawesville.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Online condolences can be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com  

 

 

 

Linda Perry Norlin

Linda Perry Norlin, 72, of Hawesville, died suddenly Saturday December 6, 2014 at her home.  Linda was born June 10, 1942 in Hawesville to the late William “Bill” and Elizabeth Lawson Perry. She was a member at Mt Eden Baptist Church and a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband Nelson Norlin, her sister, Judy Perry Fuller, a nephew, Todd Fuller and her brother in law, Robert “Red” Fuller.

Survivors include her nephew Robbie Fuller and great nieces Amber, Kayla, Kristin and Kelsey.

Services are at 1:00 pm Friday December 12, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Linda’s family will be greeting friends from 11:00 am until service time.  Online condolences may be left for Linda’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Jeremy R. Lytle

Jeremy R. Lytle, 43, of Owensboro, passed away suddenly on Friday November 14, 2014 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, IN. Jeremy was born in Murfreesboro, TN on December 19, 1970 to James R. and Alice Pryor Lytle.  He was a member of Hilldale United Methodist Church, worked at Domtar for 16 years and was a member of United Steel Workers 1261.  Jeremy was a University of Kentucky sports fan.

Survivors include his parents James R. and Alice Lytle, Sr.; two brothers James Robert Lytle, Jr. of Nashville, TN and Josh Lytle of Lewisport; two nephews Jonathan Lytle and Isaac Lytle and his faithful pet Sadie.

Services are at 11:00 am Monday November 17, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Burial will be in Calhoun Cemetery.  Jeremy’s family will greets friend from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Sunday and from 7:00 am until service time Monday at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for Jeremy’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Otto Spencer

Otto Spencer, 87, of Hawesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday morning, October 31, 2014.  He was born in Hawesville on May 28, 1927, to the late Norville and Nellie Moorman Spencer.  Otto was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, worked at Indiana Gear for 15 years and was retired from Willamette Industries after 25 years of service. He was a decorated Veteran of the United States Army having fought in the Korean War and was a member of the Hancock County V.F.W. Post 5186.  Otto was member of the Antique Auto Club, enjoyed coon hunting and spending time with his family.  Otto was preceded in death by his twin brother, Roscoe Spencer and a sister Helen Howard Jarboe.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Eva Dell Morris Spencer; a daughter, Paula (Steve) Mason of Hawesville; a son, Steve (Rita) Spencer of Augusta, Georgia; 2 grandchildren, Jaclyn Mason and Leslie (Andrew) Clark; 5 great grandchildren, Shealyn Mason, Lainey Myers, Bailey Myers, Mason Clark and Preston Clark along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Hawesville Baptist Church with Bro. Bob White officiating. Burial will be    in Serenity Hills with full military honors.  Otto’s family will be receiving friends on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Monday from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Memorial contributions may be made in Otto’s honor to Hospice of Western Kentucky, envelopes will be available.  Messages of condolence may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Easton Andrew Duncan

Easton Andrew Duncan, infant son of Brice and Abby, died on his birthday, October 24, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

He is survived by his parents Brice and Abby of Lewisport, KY; grandparents, Bruce and Laura Duncan of Hawesville, Kevin Marsch and Leigh Flake of Lewisport and Laura and David Blair of Hawesville; great grandparents, Bob and Jackie Huddy of Hawesville, Charles Bratcher of Philpot, Sheila Bratcher of Lewisport, Gary Marsch and Linda Elder of Lewisport, Kenny Blair of Cloverport, Linda Collard of Scottsville and Jane Beatty of Lewisport; aunts and uncles, Alisha and Tommy Ferry of Owensboro, Kaylie and Casey Fullenwider of Lewisport, George David Marsch of Hawesville, Alayna Flake of Hawesville and Gavin Blair of Hawesville; cousins, Preston and Garrett Ferry, Aiden and Liam Fullenwider and RayLeigh Flake.

Private services will be held today, October 29, 2014 with burial in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville, is in charge of arrangements.  Messages of condolence may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Mary Maxine Vititoe Beavin (Mimi)

Mary Maxine Vititoe Beavin “Mimi”, formerly of Hawesville went to be her Lord and Savior Monday, October 13, 2014 at Baptist Village in Erlanger, Kentucky.  Maxine was born on September 30, 1927 in Irvington, Kentucky to the late Elie “Bud” and Lottie Elliott Vititoe.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and she retired from Immaculate Conception School as cafeteria manager.  She received the Sophia Award in 2005.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, canning, cooking, quilting, cross stitch and working puzzles.  Maxine volunteered many years of her time to the Bellsouth Telephone Pioneers, Toys for tots and many food pantries.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Paul Beavin. 

Survivors include two daughters Ellen (David) Gibson of Hawesville and Lauren (Bob) Thamann of Fort Wright; two sons Frank (Sara) Beavin of Fern Creek, Ky and Mark (Debra) Beavin of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; twelve grandchildren  Tom Beavin , Andrew Beavin, Christy Roberts, D.A. Gibson, Bryan Gibson, Amy Walls, Ren Beavin,  Jessica Patti, Robert Thamann, Evan Thamann, Katherine Thamann and Stephen Thamann and eleven great-grandchildren; brother and sister in laws, Bill and Clara Mae Kuhl, Dorothy Carter, Herb Scales and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, October 17, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hawesville, KY.  Maxine’s family will be greeting friends from 10 a.m. until service time at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.   Burial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Cloverport Cemetery in Cloverport, KY for Maxine Beavin and Paul Beavin, who donated his body to science in 2001.  The family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.  Online condolences may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Francis (Pudge) Fillman

Francis “Pudge” Fillman, 87, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born on July 26, 1927 in Monmouth, IL to the late Arthur “Babe” and Pearl Olson Fillman.  Pudge was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and was retired from Wescor-Willamette Industries.  He served as a Deputy Sheriff in Hancock County under Sheriff Ralph Boling, was a past president of the Hawesville Lions Club, served on the Hawesville Volunteer Fire Dept., a member of the Hancock County Senior Center and was on the original Hancock County Solid Waste Committee.  Pudge was also a youth baseball/softball coach and a volunteer bus driver for sporting events and school field trips.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, especially going to their sporting events, playing cards and going to the horse races.  Pudge was a very special friend to Santa Claus.  Pudge was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Fillman, a daughter, Jan Guth and three brothers, Jim, Harry and Bill Fillman.

Survivors include his daughter, Jolene White and husband Jody White LTC(ret); two sons, Jeff Fillman and wife Debbie and Jay Fillman and wife Susie all of Owensboro; a son in law David Guth and wife Maureen of Lawrence, KS; 7 grandchildren, Susan Guth, Jenny Burns and husband Chris, Michael Fillman and wife Connie Beth, Gabe Fillman, Joshua White, Jeremy White and CDT Jordan White; 4 great grandchildren, Abby Burns, Christopher Burns, Payton Burns and Norah Fillman; a sister, Louise Fillman Hall of Sun City Center, FL., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Blessed Mother Catholic Church in Owensboro with Father Mike Clark officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Hawesville.  Pudge’s family will be greeting friends on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with prayers being said at 6 p.m. and on Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Mother Catholic Church.  Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky, Hawesville Lions Club or Owensboro Catholic Youth Baseball/Softball, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Eva H. Roberts

Eva H. Roberts, 83, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at Core Nursing and Rehab in Bedford, IN.  She was born on November 29, 1930 in Hancock County to the late Estill and Pauline Tindall Holder.  Eva was a member of Hawesville United Methodist Church since the age of 12 and a homemaker.  Eva married her husband, Alton, on November 19, 1947.  She loved to work on crafts and enjoyed working in her yard.  She was preceded in death by her husband Alton Roberts in 2007.

Survivors include a daughter, Saundra (Bob) Snyder of Hawesville; a son, Dennis (Melissa) Roberts of Hawesville; 5 grandchildren, Rhonda Snyder Nugent, Rebecca Snyder Madden, Destiny Rae Roberts, Dennis Alton Roberts and Joshua Neal Ditto; 4 great grandchildren, Hayley Nugent, Austin Nugent, Logan D. Boling and Gavin Kirk Boling; a sister, Patsy (Jim) Morris of Owensboro and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Hawesville United Methodist Church with burial in Serenity Hills.  Eva’s family will be greeting friends on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Hawesville United Methodist Church Building Fund, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Mildred Jean Morrison

Mildred Jean Morrison, 85, of Hawesville, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with her family by her side.  Jean was born on April 30, 1929 in Hawesville to the late Jesse Owen and Cornelia Alsop Nugent.  She was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church and a homemaker.  Jean enjoyed spending time with her family, loved gospel music and loved her time spent with her sister (Ruth) and the residents of her nursing home.  Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Morrison, a daughter, Melissa Morrison Radcliff, a son, Ricky Morrison and a grandson, Jeremy Burk.

Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Harding (Bill) of Hawesville; two sons, Larry Morrison (Nan Hee) of Ft. Campbell, KY and David Morrison (Rosalie) of Pickford, MI; 14 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Rice Coyle of Hawesville and a brother, Kenneth Nugent of Lewisport along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial in Memory Gardens.  Jean’s family will be greeting friends on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson’s.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Anna J. Campbell

Anna J. Campbell, 82, of Hawesville, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Owensboro, KY on May 13, 1932 to the late Hillary and Pauline Elizabeth Bailey Jarvis.  Anna was a member of Union Baptist Church and worked at GE and at SAM’s club.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Campbell, Jr., a granddaughter, Stephanie Means and a grandson, Jason Lindsey.

Survivors include three daughters, Deanna Lindsey, Shirley Fuqua and Janice Winters; a son, Dennis Campbell; 4 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held in Arkansas at a later date.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville, will be handling local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Densil Boling

Densil Boling, 75, of Hawesville, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at home with his family by his side.  He was born on January 19, 1939 in Boling Chapel, KY to the late Randolph and Ethel Pulliam Boling.  Densil was a member of Boling Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from the Hancock County Road Dept.  He was a devoted family man and loved inventing things.  Densil served on the Hancock County Rescue Squad for 27 years and was a honorary Deputy Sheriff under Sheriff Phil Bozarth.  He is preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Thomas Boarman and a sister, JoAnn McManaway.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Charlotte Johnston Boling; two daughters, Patricia Boarman (Tim) and Vicky Hammond; five grandchildren, Kayla Boarman, Misty Sorrels, Nicolas Decker, Dylan Decker and Hannah Hammond; three sisters, Colletta Roach (Ivan), Sylvia Graham and Peachie (Homer) Edge and a brother, Rick Boling (Nadine) along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial in Boling Chapel Cemetery.  Densil’s family will be greeting friends from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 7 a.m. until service time on Thursday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Boling Chapel Cemetery Fund, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Barbara Sue Haycraft Hubert

Barbara Sue Haycraft Hubert, 62, of Hawesville, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Hardinsburg, KY on December 4, 1951 to the late David Milton and Audrey Wheatley Haycraft.  She was of the Catholic faith and worked as an industrial cleaner.  Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Morris L. Hubert, a son, Harold Duncan, Jr., her siblings, Marvin Wesley Haycraft, Hazel Estes, James Paul Haycraft, Gerald Wayne Haycraft, Brenda Leslie and Glenda Rearden.

Survivors include two daughters, Gina Duncan Lane and Misty Hubert Lawalin   (Jake); a son, Michael Haycraft (Anita); 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Katherine Nelson; two brothers David Haycraft and Rusty Haycraft (Joyce) and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at noon on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Serenity Hills.  Sue’s family will be greeting friends on Monday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Donald LeeRoy Hartman, Jr

Donald LeeRoy Hartman, Jr, 49, formerly of Hancock County, passed away August 9, 2014 in Peru, IN.  He was born on Sept. 17, 1964 to Donald LeeRoy Hartman, Sr. and Dreama Gray.  Donald was a former employee of Sun Windows and enjoyed working on cars.  He was of the Baptist faith.  Donald is preceded in death by his father, Donald Hartman, Sr., and his stepfather, Fred Gray.

Survivors include his mother, Dreama Gray of Lewisport; a son, Joshua (Rachel) Hartman of Hudson, KY; a daughter, Jasmine Board of Tell City; sisters, Brenda (Mike) Johnson of Lewisport, Velma (Brian) Adkins of Hawesville, Bev Theines of Lewisport, Marion (Brian) Lawalin of Cannelton, Sharon Kay Hartman of Virginia and Clemmie (Scotty) Jackson of Lewisport; step brother, Fred (Paula) Gray, Hawesville, along with several nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

Anthony (Tony) Morris

Anthony “Tony” Morris, 50, died suddenly Thursday morning August 1, 2014 while at work.  Tony was born on August 26, 1963 in Indianapolis, IN to Marshall and Dorothy Nichols Morris.  He was of the Baptist Faith and worked at Morris Construction.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR, playing pool and going fishing.  Tony is preceded in death by his brother, Todd Morris and a nephew, Joshua “Mo” Morris.

Tony is survived by his son Dustin Morris of Hawesville; his parents Marshall and Dorothy Morris of Hawesville; a sister Debbie Crowe (Tony) of Owensboro; two brothers Roger Morris (Debbie) of Lewisport and Jeff Morris (Tracy) of Hawesville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, August 4, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Tony’s family will be greeting friends on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Monday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonsonfh.com.

 

Alice Sue (Susie) Miller

Alice Sue (Susie) Miller, 85, formally of Lewisport went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday July 30, 2014 at Professional Care Rehabilitation Center in Dale, IN.  Sue was born on December 23, 1928 in Nashville, TN to the late James and Marguerite Taylor Ridings.  She was a member at Hawesville United Methodist Church, a musician, retired from General Electric in Owensboro and played the organ at Hawesville United Methodist Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold D. Miller.

Surviving is her step daughter Kay Miller of Cannelton, IN.

Services are at 5:00 pm Friday August 1, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  There will be a private burial Saturday August 2, 2014 at Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro.  Online condolences may be left for Sue’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Sherman L. Brandle

Sherman L. Brandle, 66, of Hawesville passed away on July 30, 2014 at his daughters’ home in Philpot.  He was born on May 6, 1948 in Hancock Co., KY to the Leonard Glover and Virginia Carter Brandle.  Sherman was a member of Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship and worked at Master Brand Cabinets.  He is a veteran of the US Air Force and loved to fish.  He is preceded in death by his father, Leonard Brandle, a sister, Sue McFall and his son, Anthony Wayne Brandle.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Linda Canary Brandle; a daughter, Jennifer Brandle Sparks and son in law Derek Sparks of Philpot; a son, Scotty Brandle of Owensboro; a grandson, Nathan Brandle; his mother, Virginia Brandle of Hawesville; 3 sisters, Lottie Kennedy of Hawesville, Denise Morphew of Owensboro and Konneta Baize of Henderson; a brother, Pressley Brandle of Owensboro along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Serenity Hills.  Sherman’s family will be greeting friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thurs day and from 7 a.m. until service time Friday.  Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Karl A. Pate

Karl A. Pate, 49, of  Lewisport, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at home.  Karl was born in Louisville, KY on August 8, 1964 to the late Samuel and Micheal Gorman Pate.  Karl owned and operated Pate Farms where many people near and far came to buy his sweet corn, cantaloupes and watermelons.  He was employed by Emmick Farms and was a former greens keeper at Windward Heights Country Club. 

Survivors include his wife of 5 years Valerie McCaslin Pate; 2 daughters, Katelyn Pate of Lewisport and Madeline Bell Pate of Herrin, IL; one son, Caleb B. Pate; 2 stepchildren, Shelby Klueh and Jacob Klueh of Lamar, IN; a brother, Keith Pate of Lewisport; his aunt, Elizabeth Grant of Owensboro and several cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Lewisport Cemetery.  Karl’s family will be greeting friends on Thursday from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Friday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Memorial Contributions can be made in Karl’s memory to the Hancock Co. FFA or Hancock Co. Family Resource Center.  Online messages of condolence may be left for Karl’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Willie (Billy) Junior Blake          

Willie “Billy” Junior Blake, 70, of Lewisport, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.  Willie was born on November 26, 1943 in McLean County to the late Willie and Susie Strong Blake.  He was raised by his adoptive parents, Frostye and Nancy Bolin.  Willie was a member of Union Baptist Church and a retired construction worker.  He was also a veteran of the United States Army.  

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Joyce Burden Blake; 3 daughters, Le Ann Leisure (Dan), Crystal Jones (Curtis) and Brandi Blake; a son Scotty Blake; 5 grandchildren, Jennah Cambron, Tyler Smith, Darion Jones, Hunter Leisure and Luke Leisure; a sister, Karen “Tiny” Bolin; a brother, Joe Bolin (Betty Jo); his mother in law, Alice Burden and 3 nephews, Joseph Bolin ( Emily), Jacob Bolin (Sasha) and John Bolin.  

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday , July 14, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Willie’s family will be greeting friends on Monday, July 14, 2014 from 10 a.m. until service time.  Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Minnie Lois Severs Curry

Minnie Lois Severs Curry, 89, of Lewisport, formally of Union Star, KY and Louisville, KY passed away Thursday July 10, 2014 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  Minnie was born on February 15, 1925 in Union Star, KY to the late Olive Otis and Velma Bruner Severs.  She was of the Pentecostal faith and a housewife. Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Curry. She was the last of nine children; she was preceded in death by Otis Bruner Severs, Etta Victory Stewart, Wilson Marshal Severs, Edmond Flynn Severs, George Hurley Severs, SR, Velma Beatrice Severs, Lawrence Lamar (Buster) Severs and Norma Jean King.

Aunt Minnie was a resident at Heartland Villa Living Center, where she enjoyed listening to Larry Sosh and his family play their beautiful music.  She loved UK basketball.  She kept up on current events and could debate politics all day long.

Survivors include a sister in law Thelma Nelson Severs, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Services are at 4:30 pm Sunday July 13, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  There will be a private burial Monday at Louisville Memorial Gardens.  Minnie’s family will greet friends from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Minnie’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com
 

 

Richard A. Riley

Richard A. Riley, 63, of Hawesville passed away Thursday July 10, 2014 at Heartford House in Owensboro, KY.  Richard was born on July 17, 1950 in Tell City, IN to the late Albert and Irene Beck Riley.  He was of the Baptist faith and a truck driver. 

Survivors include his wife of 40 years Velma Kendall Riley; a daughter Brenda (Harold) Coon; two sons Charles Riley and Randall Riley; twelve grandchildren; a sister Sharon Merkley; a brother Ronald (Leeann) riley and nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2:30 pm Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Richard’s family will greet friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday.  Online condolences may be left for Richard’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Allen (Tim) Jackson

Allen “Tim” Jackson, 70, of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday July 7, 2014 at his home.  Tim was born in Hancock County on January 3, 1944 to the late James Lewis and Myrtle Crask Jackson.  He was a member of Pellville Baptist Church, a farmer, enjoyed his garden and was especially proud of his watermelons.

Survivors include four sisters Mary Dickerson, Sarah (Bob) Dalton, Reva Green and Sue (Kenny) Basham; a sister in law Helen Jackson and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 10:00 am Friday July 11, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery.  Tim’s family will be greeting friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday and from 7:00 am until service time Friday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Tim’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Sarah J. Middleton Epley

Sarah J. Middleton Epley, 66, of Hawesville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday July, 2, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with her family at her side.  Sarah was born on September 28, 1947 in Hatfield, IN to the late Clay and Fannie Rudisill Middleton, Sr.  She was a housewife and a member of Sugar Grove Bible Baptist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, walking at Vastwood Park and spending time with her family.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter Ashlie Severs, two sisters Clayta Mae Middleton and Maxine Helmrich and two brothers James Middleton and Clayton Middleton.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years Jerry Epley, Sr.; four daughters Karen Epley of Lebanon, KY, Yvonne Hill of Corbin, KY, Shelly Mattingly of Owensboro, KY and Crystal Schneider of Toledo, OH; a son Jerry Epley, Jr. of Knoxville, TN; eleven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters Peggy West and Barbara “Sis” Ryan; three brothers Mike Middleton, Clay Middleton, Jr. and Dickie Middleton and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Saturday July 5, 2014 at Central Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens.  Sarah’s family will greet friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until 12 noon Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Sarah’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Joey Howard

Joey Howard, 40, died at his home on Wednesday June 11, 2014.  Joey was born on July 4, 1973 in Owensboro, KY to Darrell and Mary Ann Howard.  He was employed at Aleris Aluminum as a machinist (roll grinder), member of USW 9443, had attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a former member of Hawesville Vol. Fire Dept.  Joey was a very gifted person who loved working with his hands; he could either build it or fix it.  He was preceded in death by his father Darrell Howard.

Survivors include his wife of fourteen years Sarah Tafoya Howard: his mother Mary Ann Howard (Mike) Kruger; two sisters Kristie (Rob) Kerr of Henderson and Dawn (Butch) Flake of Hawesville; a brother Brian (Mindy) Howard of Hawesville; ten nieces and nephews Keri, Brittany, Levi, Carlos, Allea, Hunter, Ashton, Skylar, Andrew and Abigail; his father in law and mother in law Mike and Mary Ruth Tafoya; a sister in law Jennifer (Doug) Love and a brother in law Todd (Michelle) Tafoya.

Services are at 11:00 am Saturday June 14, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  A private family burial will be at a later date.  Joey’s family will greet friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday at the Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Joey’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.   

 

Rev. Charles Lewis Hulse

Rev. Charles Lewis Hulse, 95, passed away peacefully with his family present on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at his residence.  Charles was born in Henderson, Kentucky on February 1, 1919 to the late Rev. Frank Bennett Hulse, Sr. and Lula Bronaugh Hulse.  He was a retired minister with the Kentucky United Methodist Conference.   Rev. Hulse began his more than 60-year ministry in 1940 while in college at Western Kentucky University.  He went on to earn his Master of Divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.  He served for more than 30 years in the pastorate, during which time he became known as a powerful preacher and man of great integrity.  In 1970, he was appointed Conference Evangelist for the Louisville Conference.  He was a fourth generation Methodist minister, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.   Not only did Rev. Hulse live a life of service to God and others, but also was deeply loved by his family.  He was bed bound following multiple strokes during the past three years.  After his wife's death in 2011, he received care in the home from devoted personal care workers and his granddaughter, Andrea Wuertz.    

Rev. Hulse is survived by his daughters, Sharon “Shay” Akin (Jerry), Suzanne James (Don), and Sarah Wuertz (Dave); his sisters, Avon Keltner and Martha Dunbar; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Rev. Hulse was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Clara Taylor Hulse, his sister, Jane Hulse, his brother, Rev. F. Bennett Hulse, Jr. and his granddaughter, Ashley Akin.  

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312).  Visitation is from 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday at Taylor-Wood Funeral Home. Rev. Hulse’s funeral service will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Lewisport United Methodist Church with Rev. Todd Love officiating. Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ron Souddress, Benjamin James, Scott Akin, Todd Hagan, Steve Taylor and Allen Chappell. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Lewisport United Methodist Church or Ky. United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth, Attn:  Advancement Dept., PO Box 749, Versailles, KY  40383 or online expressions at www.kyumh.org.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolence may be expressed at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

 

 

 

Leonard C. McManaway

Leonard C. McManaway, 80, of Hawesville, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Heartland Villa, Lewisport.  Leonard was born on April 26, 1934 in Breckinridge County, KY to the late Wilbur and Zina Veach McManaway.  People came from near and far to buy watermelons and cantaloupes from the back of Leonard’s pickup truck.  Leonard enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids.  He is preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Kerner and Brenda Spivey; a brother, Kenneth McManaway and a grandson, Nicholas Nix.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Delma Shadwick McManaway; five daughters, Thelma Crabtree of Johnson City, IL, Norma Spencer of Derby, IN, Rhonda Powers of Santa Claus, IN, Amanda Fuchs of Hawesville and Sara Wiseman of Hawesville; a son, Wayne McManaway of Reynolds Station; 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild; a sister, Zella Nugent; a brother, Joe McManaway along with several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Serenity Hills.  Leonard’s family will be greeting friends on Friday from 3p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Martyne Shearn Poole

Martyne Shearn Poole, 84, of Lewisport, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.  She was born on March 17, 1930 in Breckenridge County to the late Arther and Rosa Spencer Isom.  She was of the Christian Faith.  Martyne retired from General Electric and also from Commonwealth Security.  She loved spending time with family and friends and loved to shop.  Martyne was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Shearn, her second husband Robert Poole, two sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include her children, Lyndon (Amy) Shearn, Debbie (Randy) Bryan and Jody (Jimmy) Dowell; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; a sister Faye (Charlie) O’Bryan and a brother John Isom along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and a very special friend, Sherrie Patterson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home with burial in Memory Gardens, Hawesville.  Martyne’s family will be greeting friends on Friday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Rita H. Richards

Rita H. Richards, 66, of Reynolds Station, passed away Wednesday May 7, 2014 at her home.  She was born on August 26, 1947 in Hancock County to the late Francis and Mildred Young Hatfield.  She was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and had worked at Commonwealth Aluminum. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Alicia M. Richards, a sister Lisa Robertson and two brothers Freddy Hatfield and Sam Hatfield.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years Donald Richards; her siblings Barry Hatfield of Stanley, Randall Hatfield, Mark Hatfield and Dorothy Young all of Owensboro, Jeff Hatfield of Hawesville and Keith Hatfield of Roseville; a step granddaughter Leighandrea Eades; three step grandsons Stephen Kerr, Jason Kerr and Mikey Kerr; one step great granddaughter Lacie Eades and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are at 10:00 am Saturday May 10, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Burial will be in Boling Chapel Cemetery.  Rita’s family will greet friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Rita’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Otis Miller Adkins

Otis Miller Adkins, 76, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at his home. Miller was born on November 5, 1937 in Hancock County to the late Otis Albert and Beatrice Spencer Adkins. He was of the Baptist faith.  Miller served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958. After leaving the service, he had a 34 year career as a USAF civilian at Charleston Air Force Base, SC where he retired in 1992. He also owned and operated Adkins Services (heating and air) in Hanahan, SC., where he was a resident for 45 years.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Ogle Adkins of Owensboro; two daughters, Deborah Giles of Hanahan, S.C. and Jane Smith of Summerville, S.C.; a son, Gary Adkins of Rock Hill. S.C.; three stepchildren, Tom Raley of Owensboro, Rhonda Marsh of Hawesville and Martha (Bob) Mahoney of Prattville, Ala.; 5 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria Paulison of Concord NC, and Dorothy Miller of Hendersonville TN; a brother, Bruce Adkins (Maureen)of Hanahan, SC. and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Hawesville with full military honors. Miller’s family will be greeting friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time.
Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com
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Bonnie Deane Terrell

Bonnie Deane Terrell, 89, of Guthrie, KY formerly of Hawesville, KY, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday April 27, 2014 at Jennie Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville, KY.  She was born in White County, IL on September 16, 1924 to the late Edbert and Helen P. Harris Noble.  She was a member of the Hawesville United Methodist Church and a home maker.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Terrell in 1992 and a daughter Janice E. Smalley in 1997.

Survivors include a daughter Georgia Basinger (Rev. Wm. Allen) of Guthrie, KY; two grandchildren Aaron Smalley (Becki) and Amy Weber (Rudy);  three step grandchildren Laurel Belleville (Phil), Jessie Gollihue and Wm. Robert Basinger; three great grandchildren and six step great grandchildren.

Services are at 5:00 pm Wednesday April 30, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery in Enfield IL with graveside services at 1:00 pm Thursday May 1, 2014.  Bonnie’s family will greet friends from noon until service time Wednesday at the Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Bonnie’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Mary Wilcher Baker

Mary Wilcher Baker, 89, passed away on April 23, 2014 at her home in Lewisport.  Born in 1925 in Junction City, Ky., Mary was the daughter of O. D. and Eva Wilcher who preceded her in death.  She was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church and the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class.  Her family, church and friends were very dear to her.

Mary was preceded in death in September 1999 by her loving husband of 52 years, Russell Baker.  She was also preceded in death by her eight siblings.

Mary is survived by her three sons, Mike (Joan) of Lewisport, Steve of Owensboro, and Jeff (Debbie) of Lewisport, and a step-daughter Sue Ellis (Dr. Keith) of Savannah, Ga.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Casey Baker (Olivia) of Owensboro, Brett Baker (Stacy) of Atlanta, Ga., Adam Baker (fiancée Jackie) of Cincinnati, Jessie Baker of Russellville, Luke Baker of Bloomington, In.; her step grandchildren, Susan McDonald (David) of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brian Ellis (Laurie) of Danville and Nancy Scott (Dr. Jeff) of St. Petersburg, Fl.  Mary is also survived by several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her dear friend and loving daughter-in-law, Keyna Baker Voyles.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held for family and friends from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Saturday and from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Sunday followed by Mary’s funeral service at 2:00 P.M. in the Taylor-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Lewisport.  Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery.  Bro. Franklin Skaggs and Bro. James Peters will officiate.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to Chestnut Grove Baptist Church or the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at taylorwoodfh.com.

 

Essie Myrl Early

Essie Myrl Early, 93, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born Wednesday, November 10, 1920 in Owensboro to the late Charles Thomas and Bertha (Langcaster) Duncan.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, William (Buster) Early (October 14, 1985) and sons James Edward Early  (May 12, 1944) and George Benford Early (November 21, 2001).  Essie was a member of Pellville Baptist church and enjoyed family gatherings and gardening.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Canary of Boonville, Indiana and Tammy McManaway of Reynolds Station; sons Ronnie, Terry and Bobby of Reynolds Station, Gary of Philpot and Glen of Owensboro.  She is also survived by _____ grandchildren and ______ great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312).  Visitation is from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, and after 12:00 P.M. Saturday.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday in the Taylor-Wood Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tom Bennett officiating.  Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery.   Online condolences may be expressed at taylorwoodfh.com.

 

Rebecca Jane Morgan

Rebecca Jane Morgan,  of Wayne, MI, died April 9, 2014 at age 88.  Beloved wife of the late Marion "Tony". Daughter of the late Van DeHaven Baker and Catherine Pearl Lamar Baker. Sister of the late Franklin Dehaven Baker, Mary Catherine Baker and Thomas Matthew Baker. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral at the Uht Funeral Home 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, MI Saturday, April 12, 7 pm.  Family will receive friends Saturday 3-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made be made to Hospice of Michigan, St. John Ev. Lutheran Church or Michigan Humane Society.

Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.

Graveside services are at 2:00 pm Tuesday April 15, 2014 at Memory Gardens in Hawesville, KY.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for Rebecca’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Aline Roberts

Aline Roberts, 82, of Eastview, KY went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday March 28, 2014 at North Hardin Health and Rehab.  Aline was born on May 8, 1931 in Hancock County to the late Ernest and Beatrice Craft Jackson.  She was a caregiver. 

Survivors include two daughters Linda Buck and Barbara Sutton; four sons Charlie Swihart, Gary Roberts, Ricky Roberts and Kenny Roberts; 14 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; a sister Georgie Jackson; a brother Charles Jackson and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Cloverport Cemetery.  Aline’s family will greet friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday and from 7:00 am until service time Tuesday.  Online condolences may be left for Aline’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Thomas Robert Bartlett

Thomas Robert Bartlett, 78, of Hawesville died, Friday, March 28, 2014 in Whitesville.  He was born on December 2, 1935 in Daviess County to the late Earl and Merle Clemons Bartlett. He was a carpenter.

He is survived by a son, Jeff Bartlett.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at St. William Catholic Church Cemetery, Knottsville.  Visitation will be held from noon until 1 p.m. Sunday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Online condolences may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Ruth R. Powers

Ruth R. Powers, 93, of Boonville, IN., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Hamilton Pointe Health and Rehab in Newburgh, IN.  She was born in Hawesville, KY on January 4, 1921to the late V.H. and Josie Sanders Ray.   Ruth was a member of Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church and work at GE in Tell City for 18 years and retired from Owensboro Daviess County Hospital after 19 years of service.  She is preceded in death by her sister, Brownie Powers and a brother James Ray.

Survivors include her two sons, Sam Powers (Meryle) of Boonville and Allen Powers (Brenda) of Newburgh; four grandchildren, Cyndi Saltzman (Daryl), Kim Jolley (Jim), Terri McCarty (Jim) and Mark Powers; 10 great-grandchildren, Jordan Saltzman (Rebecca), Samantha Saltzman, Jessica Hite (Brandon), Jaime Jolley, Mathew Knight (Joanna), Maggie Powers, Bucky Powers, Jennifer Decker, Randy Morris and Sandy Goings (Kyle); a brother, Paul Ray along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville, KY with burial in Serenity Hills.  Ruth’s family will be greeting friends on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Marian Ashworth Gibson

Marian Ashworth Gibson, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Oakwood Health Campus, Tell City.  She was born in Cleveland, OH on March 20, 1926 to the late Virgil (Hackey) and Ella Mickel Ashworth.  Marian was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church, Hawesville Eastern Star and a former Hawesville City Council member.  Along with her husband, Kesner Gibson, they bought Goering Funeral Home in 1951 which is now Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  She enjoyed watching all sports (especially the Hancock County Hornets), canning, gardening and tending to her flowers.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kesner Gibson in 2005.

Survivors include her son, David Gibson and his wife Ellen; three grandchildren; Christy Roberts and her husband Johnny (Chic), D. A. Gibson and his wife Brooke and Bryan Gibson; three great grandchildren, Lara Roberts, Lexie Roberts and Brylee Gibson; a step daughter, Beverly Temme and a step great granddaughter, Taylor Roberts.

Funeral Services will be held at noon on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Hawesville Baptist Church with burial in Memory Gardens, Hawesville.  Marian’s family will be greeting friends on Friday, March 21, 2013 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  Memorial contributions can be made in Marian’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Thelma Dorothy Newman Rice

Thelma Dorothy Newman Rice, 93, of Hawesville, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Hawesville on September 11, 1920 to the late Isom and Viva Spencer Newman.  She was a homemaker.  At the time of her death, Thelma was the oldest living member of Mt. Eden Baptist Church and taught Sunday School there for 50 years.  Thelma enjoyed cooking and gardening.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth Rice (1996), two sisters, Beulah Powers and Murl Adkins and four brothers, Orville, Earl, Wilbur and Homer Newman.

Survivors include her three daughters, Shirley Raikes of Morehead, KY, Shelia Dixon (Joe) of Hawesville and Stephanie Anthony (Van); two sons, Shelby Rice (Regina) of Hawesville and Steve Rice (Lisa) of Lewisport; 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a sister in law, Eugenia Newman along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2014 at Mt. Eden Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.  Thelma’s family will be greeting friends on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.     Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Anita Robertson

Anita Robertson, 84, of Hawesville passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Oakwood Health Campus, Tell City.  She was born in Hancock County on October 6, 1929 to the late Claude and Virginia Minnett Robertson.  Anita retired as Hancock County Clerk and was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her brothers Keith and Martin Robertson and a nephew, Johnny Robertson.

Survivors include her niece’s, Linda Meador (Joel), Karen Dunagan (Duane) and a nephew, Martin Robertson, Jr. (Donna); 13 great nieces and nephews and 9 great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Hawesville Baptist Church with burial in Serenity Hills. Anita’s family will be greeting friends from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Zackery Wayne Guinn

Zackery Wayne Guinn, 11, of Lewisport, left this world on Sunday, March 9, 2014 following a life-long illness.  Zackery was born in Owensboro on Thursday, April 4, 2002. His last days were spent in the arms of his family. Whether you had met Zackery or just heard about him, he will forever leave footprints on everyone’s heart.

Zackery’s life would seem too short to many, but those that were lucky enough to meet such an angel knows that quality of existence far exceeds quantity of time in which one lives.  Though Zackery never spoke a word, his eyes and smile let you know exactly what he was thinking.  He possessed strength and perseverance to overcome the odds he was dealt.  With Zackery’s passing we remind others that his life and every life should be celebrated.  He will be extremely missed every day and will forever remain in our hearts.  I know he would like to extend his love to his nurse of 11 years, Bonnie, who provided love and wonderful care that enhanced his quality of life.  Also, we are so thankful that his sister, Bella, and his brother, Tucker, were able to create memories with Zackery that they can carry forever

Zackery is survived by his loving parents, Torie Sipes and Jacob Shively of Lewisport and Jeremy and Renee Guinn of Owensboro; his sister, Bella Guinn; his brother, Tucker Guinn; his grandparents, Alan and Jimmilyn Sipes of Lewisport and David and Sandy Guinn of Owensboro; his great-grandparents, Eugene and Grace Robbins of Lewisport and Doris Mattingly and George Jones of Owensboro.

Funeral services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (270-295-3312). Visitation will be Wednesday 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Funeral services will be private with Bro. Jeremy Earnest officiating.  It is requested donations be made payable to the family which will then be forwarded to charities of the families choice.   

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

Alleen Snyder Adkins

Alleen Snyder Adkins, 90, of Hawesville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday February 22, 2014 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, IN with her family at her side.  She was born in Hancock County on May 30, 1923 to the late Minor and Mary Florence Meserve Snyder.  She was a member at Hawesville Baptist Church, a housewife and helped at the Help Office.  She was preceded in death by her husband James “Jim” Adkins and a son in law Harold “Doug” Conner.

Survivors include her daughter Judy Conner of Hawesville; a granddaughter Paula Jo Sinnett; four grandchildren Robert Burnett, Jessica Burnett, Conner Sinnett and Greg Sinnett. 

Services are at 11:00 am Wednesday February 26, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Alleen’s family will be greeting friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 am until service time.  The family request all donations be made to the Alleen Adkins Memorial Fund, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for Alleen’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Mary Jo Adkins Estes

Mary Jo Adkins Estes, 84, of Lewisport, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday February 12, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Mary Jo was born on July 28, 1929 in Hancock County to the late Bluford and Josie Scifres Adkins.  Mary Jo was a member of First Baptist Church and a housewife.  She loved her flowers and garden and made the best hickory nut pie anyone ever tasted.   She was preceded in death by her husband John W. “Dot” Estes, two sisters Murline McCaslin and Effie Powers and a brother Samuel Adkins.

Survivors include a daughter Doanna Estes Hodskins of Lewisport; a grandson Jody Hodskins; three great grandchildren Nick Hodskins (Gina), Kyle Hodskins and Skyla Hodskins; two great great-grandsons, Shelby Ford and Brody Hodskins; two sisters Dolores (Carlis) Boling and Martha Husk;  a brother Ray (Ella Mae) Adkins; three sister in laws, Rose Margaret McCollum, Mary Puckett and Kaye Beth Adkins and a brother in law, Gene McCaslin along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday February 16, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Lewisport Cemetery.  Mary Jo’s family will be greeting friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday and from 9:00 am until service time Sunday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Mary Jo’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Diana Jeanne Powers

Diana Jeanne Powers, 66, of Hawesville, passed away Sunday February 9, 2014 at home.  She was born in Evansville, IN on May 28, 1947 to the late Keneth and Bertha Crowe Ward.  Diana was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church and a housewife.  She loved to fish and enjoyed playing golf.  Diana is preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Elmendorf and a brother Steve Ward.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years Wendell Powers; three sons, Allan Powers (Lori), Mathew Powers (Jenny) and Phillip (Rebecca); 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a sister Karen Ward (Spencer) along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Mt. Eden Baptist Church Cemetery.  Diana’s family will be greeting friends on Wednesday from 2p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions can be made in Diana’s memory to GRADD, 300 GRADD Way, Owensboro, KY 42301, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Lorraine Faye Nichols

Lorraine Faye Nichols, 56, of Lewisport, died Friday, February 7, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born June 11, 1957 in Perry County to Allen P. Nichols and Juanita Faye Johnson.  Lorraine was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and great-aunt.  She loved the Beatles, flowers, dancing and her family.  She also adored her family pets, Vinnie the dog and Miss Scarlett the cat. 

Survivors include her mother Juanita Johnson; her brother, Jeffery Nichols (Sharon); her sister, Deborah Atwell (Steve); and her two aunts, Jeanie Blaine and Rosie Masterson.  She is also survived by nephews Christopher Cecil (Stacie) and Alex Jordan; nieces Amanda Nichols, Andrea Jordan and Tammy Morton; Great nieces, Gracie, Lacie and Macie Riley and her great nephew, Hank Morton.  She was preceded in death by her father, Allen P. Nichols in 2002; her brothers, Allen in 1983, and Montgomery in 1963.

Funeral services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (270-295-3312). Lorraine’s funeral service will be Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Brian Adkins officiating.  Visitation will be after 10:00 A.M. Monday until service time. Burial will follow in Cloverport Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

Sheldon Kane Sharp

Sheldon Kane Sharp, 21, of Hawesville went to be with the Lord, January 28, 2014 at University of Louisville Hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.  He was born on September 2, 1992 in Owensboro to Dwight and Terrie Brickey Sharp. He attended Patesville Baptist Church, was a production worker and a 2011 graduate of Hancock County High School.  Sheldon had a free spirit, loved working on his Monte Carlo SS and loved being with his friends and family. He had a big heart and dearly loved his nephew, Zaden.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents G. W. and Vivian Brickey and his paternal grandfather Elmer Sharp, Jr.

Survivors include his parents, Dwight and Terrie Sharp of Hawesville; a brother, Shelby (Krystal) Sharp of Lewisport; a nephew Zaden Brock Sharp of Lewisport; maternal grandparents Glenn & Anna Hamilton of Cloverport; paternal grandmother Marie Lucas Sharp of Hawesville; three aunts Linda Dixon of Tell City, Angie Carty of Daytona Beach, FL and Linda Ballenger of Bowling Green, KY and two uncles Kevin Brickey of Tell City, IN and Brian Brickey of Troy, IN and several cousins.

Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial following at Brickey Cemetery.  Sheldon’s family will be greeting friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions can be made in Sheldon’s memory to the Patesville Baptist Church Youth Group; P.O. Box 700, Hawesville, KY 42348, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

Sheldon was an unselfish person who would have given the shirt off his back for someone in need. After death, his unselfishness will give hope to 9 families near and far as his family decided to make him an organ donor and his free spirit will live on.

 

Alva Ray Patton, Sr.

Alva Ray Patton, Sr., 76, of Hawesville, passed away Monday January, 27, 2014 at Golden Years Living Center, in Cannelton, IN.  Ray was born on April 21, 1937 in Whitesville, KY to the late Douglas and Mary Lee Evans Patton.  He was a member at Hawesville Baptist Church, Hawesville Police Chief for 27 years, member of Hancock County Masonic Lodge #115 and member of Order of Eastern Star #326 Fordsville.  Ray was an avid gun enthusiast, ham radio operator, loved to reload ammunition and was a competition shooter (2 time state champion).  He was preceded in death by a wife Mary Elizabeth Hawkins Patton whom he married on August 8, 1959 and they were happily married for 33 years and a sister Wilma Jean Patton.

Survivors include a daughter Lesa (Dennis) Keown of Hawesville; two sons Ray (Paula) Patton, Jr and James (Diana) Patton both of Tell City, IN.; 8 grandchildren Nic Patton, Christina Lambert, Kristen Patton, Katie Nix, Alisha Patton, Ethan Patton, Justin Dooley and Ryan Dooley and six great grandchildren.

Services are at 11:00 am Friday January 31, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Burial will be in Barren Run Cemetery in Larue County, KY with a graveside service at 2 p.m.  Ray’s family will be greeting friends from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday; Masonic service will be at 6 p.m. and from 7:00 am until services Friday at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for Ray’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Harold W. Powers

Harold W. Powers, 43, died Wednesday January 22, 2013 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, IN.  Harold was born on April 11, 1970 in Owensboro to Harold E. and Carolyn Morris Powers.  He was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church and a production worker. 

Survivors include his mother Carolyn (Kenneth) Wathen of McAlpin, FL; his father Harold “Butch” Powers of Lewisport; a son Austin Powers of Lewisport; a brother Mike (Erika) Powers of Hawesville; 2 step sisters Charity Wathen and Misty (Keith) Oglesbee; a step brother Jimmy (Jennifer) Wathen; his maternal grandparents, Casper and Ruth Hale; his wife Jill Parker Powers of Lewisport and nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday January 26, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Burial will be in Lewisport Cemetery.  Harold’s family will be greeting family and friends from 11:00 am until service time Sunday.  Online condolences may be left for Harold’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Shannon Marlene Lamar Powers

Shannon Marlene Lamar Powers, 75, of Hawesville, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at her home.  She was born on April 27, 1938 in Hawesville to the late Robert and Carrie White Lamar.  Shannon was a member of Blackford Baptist Church and a housewife.  She is preceded in death by her siblings, Kathleen Ditlevson, Juanita Wroe, Vivian Axton, Robert Lamar, Lois Brown and Norman Lamar; granddaughter, Stefanie Mischelle Kirk and an aunt, Maude White.

Survivors include her husband of 57 yrs, Gene Powers; three daughters, Marla (Steve) Brown, LaDonna (Fiance`, Ronnie Edge) and Tina Kirk; two sons, Jeff (Cindy) Powers and Scott (Cheryl) Powers; 14 grandchildren, Brandy, Crystal, Cody, Karrie, Derrick, Justin, Clint, Ashley, Micheal, Josh, Jake, Stevie, Tori and Erin; 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home with burial following in Serenity Hills.  Shannon’s family will be greeting friends on Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Gary Young

Gary Young, 57, of Cloverport went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 20, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born on May 12, 1956 in Hawesville to the late C F “Dick” and Roberta Butler Young. Gary was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church and a truck driver.  He enjoyed writing, reading, fishing and music.

Survivors include two sons, Steven Young and Aaron (Rachael) Young; a sister, Janice (Don) Hale; a brother, Roger (Linda) Young; his ex-wife, Debra Young; his grand-dog, Brewzer and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on at 1 p.m. Friday January 24, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial at a later date in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be made to Gary Young Memorial Fund, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online messages of condolence can be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.      

 

Joedy Gillians

Joedy Gillians, 69, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Heartford House with his family by his side.  He was born in Hancock County on July 31, 1944 to the late John Gillians and Phyllis Gillians Higgs.  Joedy was a paver/painter.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ron Gillians.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Caroline Embry Gillians; a daughter, Jamie (David) Shock; 2 step sons, Allen (Tracie) Clark and Kenneth Clark; 4 grandchildren Haylee Clark, Robbie Shock, Emma Shock and Hunter Shock; 2 step grandchildren, Allison Clark and Tyler Clark; a sister in law, Nellie Gillians and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial in Pellville Cemetery.  Joedy’s family will be greeting friends on Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Danny L. Boling

Danny L. Boling, 72, of Boling Chapel went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at The Heartford House in Owensboro. Born March 1, 1941, in Boling Chapel to the late Elva and Martha Chaffin Boling, he attended Hawesville High School and Western Kentucky University. Danny worked in Washington, D.C., for the FBI during the time of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He later returned to Hancock County where he worked in the office for McGraw Construction Co. that set all of the equipment in the then-Harvey Aluminum plant. He served three terms as Hancock County property valuation administrator from 1971-1985 and two terms as Hancock County judge executive from 1985-1993.

On June 30, 1962, he married Peggy Roop of Tazewell, Va., at Congress Heights Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

Danny was a member of Boling Chapel United Methodist Church since July 1958, where he held many positions, including Sunday school superintendent and chairman of the administrative board.

Danny was named Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year in 1980 for his help in improving the quality of life in Hancock County and was named an Honorable Kentucky Colonel. He was former chairman of the Hancock County Democratic Party, member of the Kentucky Democratic Executive Committee, founding member of the Hancock County Industrial Foundation, served as the Kentucky PVA Association's vice president for two terms, 1977-1979, and served as executive vice president one term, 1983-1984.

He was a member of the Green River Area Development District, 1985-1991, GRADD executive board, secretary of the GRADD Council on Aging, Green River Transportation Committee, member of the Kentucky County Judge Executive's Association, Hancock County Fair Board treasurer, Hancock County Chamber of Commerce member, member of the Hawesville Lions Club and Hancock County Farm Bureau. He served on Audubon Area Community Services board of directors, was a member of Hancock County Masonic Lodge 115 and Fordsville Masonic Lodge 600, served as co-chairman of the Tourism and Recreation Task Force of the Hawesville Improvement Committee and served as chairman of the Committee on Aging. He also was chairman of the Hancock County Health Department Board by virtue as judge-executive, served as the first treasurer of the Hancock County Youth Baseball Association, managed Little League and Babe Ruth league teams, served as secretary of the Rough River Babe Ruth League, was chairman of the Hancock County CODAP Chapter and a member of the Kentucky Fire Commission from 1986-1994.

Danny was a humble, devoted man who will be especially remembered for his works in Hancock County. Danny was chairman of the Hancock County Parks Board in 1976 for the dedication of Vastwood Park as a county park and the addition of South Hancock Park. He was instrumental in securing funding to build South Hancock Elementary School and played an integral role in securing waterlines to mainly rural parts of the county. He worked with Gov. Wallace Wilkinson to remove the tolls from the Lincoln Trail Bridge and worked with support of Sen. Wendell H. Ford and Gov. Martha Layne Collins to expand U.S. 60 to four lanes. He was involved in the addition of a boat dock to Lewisport, the building of Heartland Villa Nursing Home and the construction of the Hancock County Courthouse Annex, to name a few.

Danny held numerous positions and honors in his life; his favorite role has been that of husband, father and papaw. Danny loved playing baseball, softball, attending Major League Baseball games and traveling with his family.

On Jan. 14, 1992, Danny was critically injured in an automobile accident while traveling to Frankfort for a meeting with Gov. Brereton Jones to discuss a potential road improvement project for Hancock County. Although he no longer held a political office after 1993, he continued to make contributions to the county by being Gov. Steve Beshear's Constituency Contact Coordinator for Hancock County. Through this role he helped secure funds to repave roads, extend water lines, build a walking trail at South Hancock Park, installation of weather sirens for rural areas, high speed Internet where it was once unattainable and guardrails along Kentucky 69.

Survivors include his loving wife and greatest supporter of 51 years, Peggy Roop Boling; sons Mike Boling of Boling Chapel and Nick (Barbie) Boling of Philpot; a daughter, Kimberly Boling (Brent) Gross of Calhoun; brothers Jerry Boling of Hartford, Donald (Geraldine) Boling, Terry Boling and Timmy (Connie) Boling of Reynolds Station; grandsons Daniel Boling of Louisville, Logan and Jordan Boling of Reynolds Station, Tyce and Rafe Boling of Philpot; one granddaughter, Gia Claire Boling of Philpot; stepgrandchildren Claire, Bryant and Austin Gross of Calhoun; and several nieces and nephews; Donna Corley, Terry Boling II, Sue Boling Habig, Brian Boling, Mark Boling, Jeff Boling, Tonya Draper, Dr. Winnie Boling and Rachel Boling.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and sisters-in-law Sue W. Boling and Lavonna Boling.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Boling Chapel United Methodist Church, Reynolds Station, with Damon Smith officiating. Burial will be in Boling Chapel Cemetery immediately following services. Relatives and friends are welcome during visitation from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Geary Funeral Home, Fordsville, and after 1 p.m. Monday at Boling Chapel United Methodist Church. Masonic services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the following charities would be appreciated: Boling Chapel cemetery fund, United Methodist Children's Home, the Mary Kendall Home or The Heartford House (Hospice of Western Kentucky).

 

Martha Jackson Morris

Martha Jackson Morris, 82, of Hawesville, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at her son’s home.  She was born in Ohio County on April 25, 1931 to the late Lewis and Myrtle Crask Jackson.  Martha was a member of Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship and was retired from GE.  She enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her two sons Terry (Carolyn) Morris and Clyde Morris; 5 grandchildren, Krissy Morris, Jeannie (Kris) Morlen, Melissa (Justin) Smith, Wesley Morris and Shawn (Emily) Williams; 6 great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mary Dickerson, Sarah (Bob) Dalton, Reva Green and Sue (Kenny) Basham; one brother, Allen “Tim” Jackson; a sister in law, Helen Jackson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 20, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Roseville Cemetery.  Martha’s family will be greeting friends on Sunday from 2p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Monday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

L. Gregory (Greg) Hayden

 L. Gregory "Greg" Hayden passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at home. Greg was born Aug. 17, 1960. His father, Larry L. Hayden, preceded him in death. Greg was a wonderful friend to many. He worked at Mr. Jim's Beauty Shop for 20 years. He was a talented artist. He enjoyed gardening and remodeling his home. He loved his dog, Be-Be. He had a special bond with his nieces and nephews and his great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be missed by many.

Greg is survived by his parents, Jewell and Sammie Lou Myers; a sister, Lee Ann (Norman) Estes; a brother, John (Jennifer) Myers; nieces Marka Herndon, Andrea Chappell, Elly Myers; nephews Ross (Robin) Chappell and John Carter Myers; great-nephews Clay Herndon, Chase Herndon, Hunter Chappell and Cade Herndon; a great-niece, Ansley Chappell; numerous friends; and co-workers and Darrell Maysey and Zack Maysey.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lewisport Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Taylor-Wood Funeral Home, Lewisport, is in charge of arrangements.

 

James Barry Moffitt

James Barry Moffitt, 55, of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday December 23, 2013 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, IN.  Barry was born in Mayfield, KY on October 25, 1958 to the late James B. and Kay Carter Moffitt.  Barry worked at Moffitt Trucking and was an avid drag racer.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years Belinda Vanhooser Moffitt; a daughter Shannon Kay Moffitt Shepard (Joe); a son, Tyler Moffitt; 3 grandchildren, Isabelle Kay, Jasmine Denise and Cayden Joseph; a brother, Darrell Moffitt (Cindy); his mother in law, several brother and sister in laws, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Blackford Baptist Church with burial in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Barry’s family will be greeting friends at Gibson & Son Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Friday from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Robert G. (Bob) Kelly

Robert G. “Bob” Kelly, 92, of Owensboro formerly of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday December 23, 2013 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with his family at his side.  He was born in Hickman County, KY on January 27, 1921 to the late Arthur and Latisha Johnson Kelly.  He was a member at Blackford Baptist Church where he was the song leader for thirty years.  Bob retired from General Electric and was a veteran of the U S Army Air Force and served in WW II.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Nell Kelly and a daughter Rita Kelly.

Survivors include his wife Mary Brown Kelly; a son Robert G. Kelly, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Lewisport; two grandsons Byron Kelly and Michael Kelly; three great grand daughters and a great great grandson and a great great granddaughter that will be arriving any day.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Blackford Baptist Church with burial in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Bob’s family will be greeting friends from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm Thursday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the Sunrise Children’s Services, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.   Online condolences may be left for Bob’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Scott A. Polaski

Scott A. Polaski, 40, of Reynolds Station went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday December 18, 2013 with his wife by his side.  Scott was born on November 16, 1973 in Chicago, IL to Larry and Diane Polaski.  He was a building engineer.  Scott was a Christian and a member of Boling Chapel Church.  He deeply loved his family, the outdoors, history especially the Renaissance era and was a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Survivors include his wife Nicole Polaski; a daughter Haliee Marie Polaski; a son Andrew Polaski and his parents Larry and Diane Polaski of Chicago.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday December 21, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Boling Chapel Cemetery.  Scott’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday.  The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Scott Polaski Memorial Fund.  Online condolences may be left for Scott’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Barbara J. Price

Barbara J. Price of Boling Chapel passed away on Dec. 17,2013.  Barbara was born in Greencastle, Indiana on May 19, 1934.  She was preceded in death by her parents  Margaret J. (Roberts) Reynolds and Louis Reynolds; and a brother Eugene Reynolds.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Robert G. Price, three sons, Michael (Susan) Boothe of Yelvington, William (Jenny) Boothe of Lewisport, Dale (Grisel) Clark of Gloucester, Va., one daughter Susan (Steve) Genet of Celestine, Ind., granddaughter Bethany (David) Zoll of Virginia, grandsons, Dorian Clark of Virginia and Josh Genet of Indiana ,two great grandsons, Aiden and Franklin Zoll of Virginia and one step son Rob Price of Louisville.

Gibson and Son Funeral Home, Hawesville were in charge of arrangements.  Services were private.

 

 

James Carroll (JC) May

James Carroll “J C” May, 62, of Owensboro died Friday December 13, 2013 at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville after a lengthy illness.  He was born in Boulder, CO on March 21, 1951 to James and Evadean Odom May.  He was a former employee of CXS Railroad.  He was preceded in death by his father James May, a sister Peggy Patterson and a brother Benny May.

Survivors include a daughter Jackie Daughtery of Cloverport; a son Brian (Nicki) May of Hawesville; his mother Evadean Odom May of Providence, KY; five grandchildren Jackson May, Mallory May, Austin Daughtery, Jonathan Daughtery and Emma Daughtery

A Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday December 17, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time.  A private burial will be at a later date.  Online condolences may be left for James’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Dolores House Gibbs

Dolores House Gibbs, 88, of Hawesville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 4th, 2013 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Ormond Beach, Florida.  Dolores was born on November 2nd, 1925 in Hancock County to the late Elmont Russell House and Thelma Nugent House.  She was a homemaker, a devoted wife, loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She loved her family above all.  She enjoyed collecting antiques, and loved to read and study subjects that were of interest to her.  She loved spending precious moments with family and friends.  She will be remembered as the kind, warm, and loving person that she was, who saw only the best in others.   She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, James Clinton Gibbs on September 26, 2012, and a son, Glenn Neil Gibbs (1985).  She was also preceded in death by her sister Mary Evelyn Rice, and brothers Dale House and Jerry House.

Dolores was born and raised in Hancock County, and when she married James in 1946 she became the wife of a career Military man and moved wherever the Air Force called.   In the early years of their retirement, Dolores and James spent many years in Homestead, Florida, and then moved to Ormond Beach, Florida.  Later, they spent their summer months in Hawesville, and the winter months in Ormond Beach, Florida.   For the past several years, they lived in Hawesville year-round. 

She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Larry Wayne Gibbs on Tell City, Indiana, James C. Gibbs, Jr. (Sue) of Midway, Tennessee, Kathryn (Kay) Gibbs Martinovic (Marty) of Ormond Beach, Florida, and three grandchildren:  Cindy Gibbs of Homestead, Florida, Justin Tackett (Minda) of Sanford, Florida, Holly Limonte (Oliver) of Miami, Florida, and two great-grandchildren, Shelby Bullitt of Orlando, Florida, and Tyler Glenn Limonte, of Miami, Florida.  She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Patricia Gibbs of Miami, Florida, and two step-grandsons, Joseph Shepherd and Eric Shepherd, both of Miami, Florida.  She is also survived by her brothers, Russell (Glen) House of Owensboro, Donald (Margie) House of Tell City, and two sisters, Nancy Dean Nugent of Tell City, and Merle H. Quinn of Hawesville.    Also left to cherish her memory are many nieces, nephews, cousins,  and brothers and sisters-in-law.   She was adored and loved by all and she left a lasting impact on all who knew her.  

A Memorial Service will be held at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery Care Fund, 6464 Kentucky 2181, Hawesville, KY, 42348. 
 

 

 

Stephen (Steve) E. Applegate

Stephen “Steve” E. Applegate, 53 of Hawesville, died Saturday November 9, 2013 at the Heartford Home in Owensboro.  Steve was born on February 26, 1960 in Louisville, KY to Jess W. and Dorothy Boutcher Applegate.  He was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator.  He was preceded in death by his father Jess Applegate.

Survivors include his mother and step father Dorothy Applegate Sweeney and Charles Sweeney of Hawesville; a brother Michael Sweeney of Hawesville and several cousins.

Services are at 10:00 am Friday November 15, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens, Owensboro.  Steve’s family will be greeting friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday and from 7:00 am until service time Friday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  The family request all donations be may to the Steve Applegate Memorial Fund.  Online condolences may be left for Steve’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Melissa Morrison Radcliff

Melissa Morrison Radcliff, 48, of Owensboro died Thursday at Rosedale Rest Home.  Melissa was born on September 9, 1965 in Perry County, IN to the Floyd “Jack” and Mildred Jean Nugent Morrison.  Melissa was of the Baptist faith.  She enjoyed music, spending time with family and her special friend Tony.  She was preceded in death by her father Jack Morrison and a brother Richard “Ricky” Morrison.

Survivors include her mother Mildred Jean Morrison; a sister Elaine (Bill) Harding; two brothers Larry (Nan Hee) Morrison and David (Roslie) Morrison and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday September 29, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home with burial in Memory Gardens.  Melissa’s family will greet friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday and from 7:00 am until service time Tuesday.  Online condolences may be left for Melissa’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Eddie A. Keown, Sr.

Eddie A. Keown, Sr., 66, of Cannelton, IN, lost his battle with cancer on October 13, 2013 at home with his family by his side.  Eddie was born on August 1, 1947 in Fordsville, KY to the late Arnold C. and Evelyn Fuqua Keown.  He was a member of Boling Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from National Southwire Aluminum.  Eddie enjoyed fishing, playing cards, UK basketball, any type of sports and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

Survivors include a daughter Tracy Campbell (Chris); two sons Eddie Keown, Jr. (Dana) and Kevin Keown (Miranda); ten grandchildren Mathew Greenwell (Lauren), Brooke Ramsey (Kenny), Avery Medlin, Ashley Keown, Whitney Criss (Dustin), Everick Keown, Kolton Keown, Kassie Keown, Kaleb Keown and Will Beckwith; ten great grandchildren and a sister Suzanne Keown Faust.

Services are at 1:00 pm Thursday October 17, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with Bro. Larry Sosh officiating.  Burial will be in Boling Chapel Cemetery.  Eddie’s family will be greeting friends from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 7:00 am until service time.  Online condolences may be left for Eddie’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

   

 

Betty Jean Harding

Betty Jean Harding, 79, of Hawesville, formerly of Tell City, passed away on October 12, 2013 at her son’s home.  Betty was born on June 20, 1934 in Perry County, IN.  She was a housewife and a Christian.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Harding.

Survivors include her son, Bill Harding (Elaine); two grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a sister, Gladys Harding.

Services are private with burial in Harding Cemetery in Derby, IN.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville will be handling the arrangements.  www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Eva L. Buford

Eva L. (McFarling) Buford, Tell City, IN. passed away with her loved ones by her side Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Eva grew up in Hawesville farming with her father and helping neighboring farmers. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Eva was a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and she was a secretary for the early development in forming Special Education school classes in the 1950’s for Tell City. She enjoyed baking pies and cakes and was an excellent cook. She enjoyed piecing together quilt blocks with her son Billy and spending time with her family and friends. Eva followed her grandchildren in marching and concert band and in sports. She retired from American Olean Tile Company, Collier’s Red & White and Golden Living as a cook

Eva was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Matilda Knable McFarling, her brothers Joe, Clarence Jr., Virgil “Mike” and a sister Betty DeJarnette.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her son Billy Eberle and her husband of 42 years John, daughter Jane (Stephen Hess, Sr.), grandchildren Stephen Hess, Jr. and Janean (Keil) Kaiser. Her sisters Nellie Sowards, Shirley Kiplinger, Peggy (Tom) Freeman, Marie (Joe) Butler, sister in law Pauline McFarling, and several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be Friday, October 11 at Noon at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills in Hawesville, KY.  Visitation will be held Thursday, October 10th from 2 to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday.  Contributions may be made to Hawesville Baptist Church, Hawesville, KY and St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Tell City, IN.  Online condolences may be left for Eva’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

James D. "JD" White

James D. “JD” White, 76, of Hawesville, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.  JD was born on November 28, 1936 in Decatur Township, Ohio to the late Ernest and Avenell McFann White.  JD was a lifetime truck driver.  He love his dogs, job and family get togethers.  JD is preceded in death by a sister Dorothy White and two brothers, Carter White and Herbie White.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Dolores White; five daughters, Trena Claise (Mike), Marla Blackwell (Eric), Stacey Hamilton (Glenn), Kim White (Tracy) and Lisa Maglinger (Curtis); four sons, Keith Miller (Mary Ann), Brian Miller (Kelly), Keith White and Kevin White (Kelly); 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; a sister, Jean Yongue; four brothers, Keith White, Bill White, Rick White and Jerry White along with several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial following in Serenity Hills.  JD’s family will be greeting friends on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for JD’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Martha Mae Ewan Stewart

Martha Mae Ewan Stewart, 85, of Lewisport went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 28, 2013 at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand, IN.  Martha was born on December 22, 1927 in Hancock County to the late Bertram and Sophia Leibfreid Ewan.  She was a member of Union Baptist Church and retired from General Electric.  Martha loved quilting, crocheting, weaving, gardening, sewing, her cats, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years George Stewart, Jr., a brother Bertram Ewan, Jr. and her half-sister Mary Louise Richardson.

Survivors include her two sons Glenn (Judy) Stewart of Hawesville, KY and Jerry (Susie) Stewart of Austin, KY; five grandchildren Stephanie Sharp, Karen (Mike) Reesor, Eleanor (Floyd) Keith, Patrick (Megan) Stewart and Angela Stewart; six great grandchildren Hillary Sharp, Peyton Sharp, Thurston Owens, Liam Stewart, Seamus Stewart and Matthew Stone and a great great grandchild Matthew Sharp.

Services are at 2:00 pm Tuesday October 1, 2013 at Union Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Martha’s family will greet family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday and from 7:00 am until 1:30 pm Tuesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Baptist Church Building Fund, envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Martha’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Betty J. McFarling DeJarnette

Betty J. McFarling DeJarnette, 83, of Hawesville, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at Owensboro Center.  She was born in Hawesville on July 23, 1930 to the late Clarence and Matilda Knable McFarling.  She was a housewife and worked at American Olean Tile.  Betty enjoyed working in her garden.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Charles DeJarnette in November of 2012 and three brothers, Joe McFarling, Clarence “Junior” McFarling and Mike McFarling.

Survivors include her two daughters, Carmen Roberson of Owensboro and Marlene Lowrance of Tell City, In; two grandchildren Rachel Fallon Henson (Randy) of Hawesville and Justin Aaron Lowrance of Tell City; two great grandchildren Zion Reeves and Noah Henson; five sisters, Eva Buford, Nellie Sowards, Shirley Kiplinger, Peggy Freeman and Marie Butler and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday September 19, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home with burial in Serenity Hills.  Betty’s family will greet family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 7:00 am until service time.  Online condolences may be left for Betty’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.  

 

George Haywood Jr

George Haywood, Jr., 55, of Rockport, IN formerly of Lewisport died Monday September 9, 2013 at the home of his son Chris, with his family at his side.  George was born in Mayfield, KY on April 2, 1958 to the late George and Clara Anderson Haywood, Sr.  He was a heavy equipment operator, member of Operating Engineer’s local 181.  He liked spending time with his grandchildren, watching NFL football, old westerns especially John Wayne movies, horses and watching Nascar with close family member Bobby Gilmore.

Survivors include two sons, Chris Haywood (Beth) of Rockport, IN and Patrick Haywood (Jennifer) of Hawesville; four grandchildren, Peyton, Preston, Parker Haywood and Dixie Haywood; three step grandchildren, Noah, Addison and Stella Hanks; two sisters, Barbara Alexander and Mary Masterson both of Lewisport; six half-brothers and sisters, Vivian Steele, Joe Tinsley, John Tinsley, Clara Jean Decker, Opaline Carver and Judy Mize; his ex-wife, Renee Willis along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Hawesville.  George’s family will be greeting friends at Gibson & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time.  Memorial contributions may be made to Spencer County Hospice or Gibson & Son Funeral Home to help cover funeral costs.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

George W. Peck

George W. Peck, 82, of Lewisport passed away Monday, September 9, 2013 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation - Hillcrest.  He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 7, 1930.  He was an electrician and retired from Willamette after twenty five years of service.  He was the last of eight children.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Thelma E. Peck.                      

Survivors include his wife Helen M. Bruner Peck; two daughters Terri Lynn Peck Kessenger of Owensboro and Barbara Vaughn Arcuri of Commerce, GA; a son Bruce A. Peck of Wilbraham, MA; two step daughters Linda Domerese and Nancy French; six grandchildren Eva L.   Peck, Olivia S. Peck, Steven W. Kessenger, Shaun M. Kessenger, Brittany Kessenger Pike and Christopher E. Vaughn; six step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren.

Services are at 1:00 pm Wednesday September 11, 2013 at Hawesville Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  George’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville and from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm Wednesday at Hawesville Baptist Church.  Online condolences may be left for George’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Shirley M. Potter

Shirley M. Potter went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 with her family present.  She was born February 22, 1943 to John Raymond Johnston and Pauline Agnes Roberts. She lived in Lewisport with her husband, Gilbert L. Potter, Sr., and worked in retail, most recently at Goody's until her illness. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Arthur Lewis Johnston. 

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Gilbert L. Potter, Sr., one son, Gilbert L. Potter, Jr. (Pamela), of Hawesville, three grandchildren, KayLona Marie Potter, Amiee Shiree' Potter and Tyler Lee Potter. One great-grandchild, Caiden Dixon. One brother, James Thomas "JT" Johnston (Robbie) of Louisville, two sisters, Geraldine Hubbard (Glenn) and Shirlene Wilson (Gerry) both of Hawesville.

Memorial services were held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Taylor-Wood Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Estes officiating.  Burial was in Henderson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky.

 

Samuel Atwood Swihart

Samuel Atwood Swihart, 87, of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at his home, with his loving family at his side.  Atwood was born on August 2, 1926 in Hawesville to the late Clarence and Ora Gaynor Swihart.  He was a member at Blackford Baptist Church, a farmer, made sorghum for many years and a U S Army veteran of WW II.  He loved spending time with his family, playing canasta and helping his neighbors.  He was preceded in death by his three brothers A. C. Swihart, Griffin Swihart and Kelly Swihart.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years Lorine Morris Swihart; his children Dianna (Stephen) Newton, Ronald (Carol) Swihart and Sandra (Gary) Conder; seven grandchildren Bobby Clay Bivins (Karen), Shannon Conder, Jamie Adkins (John), Leah Black (Aaron), Carey Haynes (Justin), Cathy Gordon (Will) and Cassie Swihart; twelve great grandchildren Kelsey Bivins, John Curtis Bivins, Kaitlyn Black, Landon Black, Aubry Adkins, Austyn Adkins, Laney Adkins, Madison Gordon, Bishop Gordon, Megan Haynes, Brenna Haynes and Evan Haynes and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday August 30, 2013 at Blackford Baptist Church with burial in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.  Atwood’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday and on Friday from 7:00 am until 10:30 am at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Memorial contributions may be in Atwood’s memory to Hospice of Western Kentucky, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be made for Atwood’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Ruby Jo Pullium

Ruby Jo Pulliam, 81, of Reynolds Station, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Patesville, KY on September 24, 1931 to the late Peyton and Minerva Ann Jackson Pulliam.  Ruby was the youngest of 17 children.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking. 

Survivors include her friends and caretakers, Allen Johnson and family and Chris Jackson and family all of Reynolds Station, KY along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.  Visitation will be held for Ruby on Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

 

Ronnie Blake 

Ronnie Blake, 69, of Hawesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday August 1, 2013.  Ronnie was born on January 17, 1944 in Hawesville to the late Freddy and Margaret Morgan Blake.  He was a member of Blackford Baptist Church.   Ronnie owned and operated Blake’s Barber Shop, in Hawesville.  He attended Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and was the minister at various churches in Eastern Kentucky Hancock Co., Breckinridge Co., Daviess Co. and Perry Co., IN.  He was a farmer and also served in the National Guard.  Ronnie was a jack of all trades and a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was preceded in death by a brother Terry Blake.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years Patsy Swihart Blake, two daughters Mona Renee Duke (Eddie) and Lana Kaye Holton (Corey); two sons Robin Bruce Blake (Tonya) and Ryan Alan Blake (Jenae); ten grandchildren Brandon Blake, Shelby Duke, Matthew Duke, Angel Duke, Derik Duke, Caiden Duke, Jesse Holton, Holly Holton, Griffin Blake and Jaxon Blake; two sisters Priscilla Clark (Wayne) and Carolyn Nugent (Billy Joe); a sister in law Carol Blake and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday August 5, 2013 at Blackford Baptist Church, with burial in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Ronnie’s family will be greeting family and friends from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home and from 7:00 am until 9:30 am Monday at the Funeral Home and from 10:00 am until service time Monday at Blackford Baptist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Minister’s Fund or Sunrise Children’s Services, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for Ronnie’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Lula Angeline Snyder Demaree 

Lula Angeline Snyder Demaree, 101, of Lewisport, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  She was born in Hancock County, KY on August 23, 1911 to the late Allen and Leona Shores Snyder.  She was the eldest member of Hawesville Baptist Church.  Lula was a retired school teacher.  She taught school at Patesville, KY, Lee School in Owensboro and Indianapolis.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Demaree; three sisters, Ethel Lamb, Alma Quinn and Myrtle Morris; four brothers, Hilary Snyder, Carter Lee Snyder, Eugene Snyder and Gilbert Snyder.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Hawesville Baptist Church with burial in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY.  Lula’s family will be greeting visitors from 10 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. on Saturday August 3, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Memorial contributions can be made in Lula’s memory to the Hawesville Baptist Church Building Fund.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Kenzel Hugh Adkins

Kenzel Hugh Adkins, 67, of Hawesville, died Wednesday July 17, 2013 at home with his family at his side.  Kenzel was born on July 24, 1945 in Hancock County to the late Barney and Murl Newman Adkins.  He was retired from NSA (Century Aluminum), enjoyed his antique tractors, raising giant watermelons and gardening.  He was preceded in death by two brothers Randall and Terry.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years Shelia Powers Adkins; two daughters DeVera (Randy) Hall and Trena Adkins;  a grandson Trevin Fullenwider; three sisters Bobbi Brown, Glenda (George) Gilliland and Scherri (Buddy) Cummins; two brothers Donnie (Nancy) Adkins and Tim (Lori)  Adkins and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday July 21, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Kenzel’s family will greet family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday and from 7:00 am until service time Sunday.  Online condolences may be left for Kenzel’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Barbara Lou Sturgeon Bickell

Barbara Lou Sturgeon Bickell, 74, of Lewisport, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday July 17, 2013 at Owensboro Regional Health Hospital.  Barbara was born on October 24, 1938 in Rome, IN to the late Clarence and Pauline Harris Sturgeon.  She was a member of Central Baptist Church, retired from Tell City Chair Company after 27 years, former member of the Hancock Co. Quarterback Club and helped with the Cub Scouts.  She enjoyed working with the kids at church.  She loved to travel and bake and spend time with family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Bickell on April 27, 2013, five sisters Helen, Ruth Ann, Leona, Virginia and Jessie and a brother Richard DeJarnette.

Survivors include three daughters Betty James (Kenny), Debra Parker (Steve) and Sandra Davis (Mike); a son William (Bill) E. Bickell (Linda); four grandchildren Rhonda Horne (Bill), Terry Burden, Jr., Misty Rager (Andy) and Robert Kieser; several great grandchildren; several step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren; three sisters Lou Jean Basham (Jack), Stella Clark and Edith Tucker and a brother Billy DeJarnette-Gaither.

Services are at 1:00 pm Saturday July 20, 2013 at Central Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Barbara’s family will greet family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until 12:30 pm at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  All donations are to be made to the Central Baptist Church Children Fund.  Online condolences may be left for Barbara’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Karl G. Wear

Karl G. Wear, 82, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  He was born May 13, 1931 to the late Gustav and Faye Wear in Elgin, Illinois.  He was of the Lutheran faith.

As a boy growing up in Elgin, he had various jobs.  He stayed on a farm learning how to farm, milk cows, and care for chickens.  He was also a paper boy and did lawn work.

Later in life he worked for the city of Elgin and after moving with his family to Kentucky in 1970 he worked as security for National Southwire Aluminum and he worked for production for Martin Marietta Aluminum.  He also worked as security for Kroger and for One Park Place.

Karl enjoyed taking family vacations while his three children were growing up.  The family went to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, California and many other states out west.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, watching baseball, basketball and football.   He also loved walking.  He always looked forward to visiting his sons David and Mike in Florida and eating out with his daughter and running buddy Bernadette.

Karl was also a proud Papaw with two beautiful granddaughters, Christa and Ashley. 

He was a very likeable man who was a people person.  He found great pleasure socializing with his many friends, it seemed like he never met a stranger.  He had a great sense of humor and got a big kick out of telling jokes and stories.  He loved life and he laughed a lot.  He was a kind person and he will be greatly missed by his family and by all those whose lives he touched.

Karl is survived by his three children, Bernadette Wear, ( 59 yrs. old) of Owensboro, David Wear, (58 yrs. old) of Pellair, Florida, and Mike (Diane) Wear, (58 yrs. old) of St. Petersburg, Florida; two granddaughters, Christa Wear Huskisson of Owensboro and Ashley Wear of Florida; a brother, Merlin Fredrick Wear, and two sisters, Sally Wear and Colleen Wear, all of Illinois.

He is also survived by his special friends, Marie Bartlett and Carrol Burton, both of Owensboro.   His friends at Chase Bank, Denny’s, Cracker Barrell and Hardee’s.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport.  All services are private.

 

Jerry Ray House

Jerry Ray House, 74, of Hawesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 10, 2013 at the home of his sister, Merle.  Jerry was born on December 28, 1938 in Floral, KY to the late Elmont and Thelma Nugent House.  He was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church, retired from American Olean Tile and an Army veteran.  He was preceded in death by his wife Rose Ann House, a sister Mary Evelyn Rice and a brother Dale House.

Survivors include his daughter Traci McDuffie-Mair of Tell City; two grandchildren Jacob McDuffie of Tell City and Lydia McDuffie Burch of Owensboro; a great grandson Austin Burch; three sisters Dolores Gibbs and Dean Nugent of Tell City and Merle Quinn of Hawesville; two brothers Russell House of Owensboro and Donald House of Tell City and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerry enjoyed watching UK Basketball and was an avid collector of Coca Cola memorabilia. He had many friends and anyone that met him only had good things to say about him. We reflect fondly of the times we had to share with Jerry and take comfort knowing he is at peace and gone to join loved ones that went before him.

Services are at 4:00 pm Saturday July 13, 2013 at Hawesville Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Jerry’s family will be greeting family and friends on Friday from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm and from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Jerry asked that any donations be made to the Hawesville Baptist Church Building Fund.  Online condolences may be left for Jerry’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Evelyn A. Hays

Evelyn A. Hays, 65, of Tell City died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Tell City.  She was born in Louisville on July 31, 1947 to the late James and Mildred Cockerel Corder.  She was a housewife.

She is survived by her children, Deborah Ann Cronin, Tiffany Marie Sommer, Michael Wayne Hays, Damion Lee Hays and William Eric Hays; 20 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; two sisters Joyce Huff and Bonnie Fuchs; a brother Paul Corder.

Services will be Private.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Jerry Scott Critcheloe

Jerry Scott Critcheloe, 49, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June the 28th, 2013. Jerry was born on February 11, 1964.  He served our country in the United States Army, both active duty and reserves. Retiring with the rank of Command Sergeant Major in 2011, with a total of 27 years of service. He was Plant Manager for Dana Corporation of Owensboro until 2009.

Jerry especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren and was a life-long Dallas Cowboy fan. He was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of thirty-two years, Beth Snyder Critcheloe, his daughter, Kari (Kodie) Jones, his son Kason (Christie) Critcheloe, grandsons Cooper Jones and Trent Strange, and granddaughter, Carolina Jones, his parents, John T. (Judy) Critcheloe and Amanda Sage Critcheloe, his brother Ronnie (Diane) Critcheloe, his sister Charlotte (Randall) Coomes, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and numerous friends.

Visitation will be from 2-8 pm Tuesday, July 2nd at Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport and again Wednesday morning, July, 3rd, from 11: 00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Service will be at Lewisport Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Bob White officiating. Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project or Hospice of Western Kentucky.

 

William Albert Gibbs

William Albert Gibbs, 75, of Hawesville, passed away June 24, 2013 surrounded by his family.  Mr. Gibbs was born in Hawesville on November 28, 1937 to the late Albert and Inez Ingram Gibbs.  He graduated from Beechmont/Hawesville High School before joining the US Army where he served 21 ½ years before retiring.  He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who devoted his life to serving his family and his country.  He enjoyed spending time with family, farming and watching his cows.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Miranda and two brothers, James and Bobby Gibbs.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Laor Gibbs; five children, Daniel (Jeannie) Gibbs of Hawesville, Laura Gibbs of Lexington, Darren Gibbs of Hawesville, Cathy (Mike) Mai of Indio, CA and Tony (Kathy) Nguyen of Menifee, CA; four grandchildren, Will Gibbs of Hawesville, Jaycee Nguyen and Kyle Nguyen of Menifee, CA and Travis Mai of Indio, CA; three sisters, Dorothy (Bill) Blinzinger of Hawesville, Alta Mae Nichols of Hawesville and Linda Gibbs of Falls Church, VA; a brother, Randall (Carline) Gibbs of Rineyville, KY along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Blackford Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.  Mr. Gibbs family will be greeting family and friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Messages of condolence can be left at www.gibsonsonfh.com.

 

Stephen T. Reid

Stephen T. Reid, 58, of Hawesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after a brief illness.  He was born in Hardinsburg on February 4, 1955 to Lathrop T. Reid and Frances E. DeJarnette Reid.  Stephen received an associate degree from ITT Technical Institute and was employed by Walmart as a zone manager.  Stephen was an avid UK fan, a history buff, loved his rock n roll music and was a member of the 1972 Cloverport basketball team that upset Breckinridge County for the regional championship that year.  He is preceded in death by his father, Lathrop T. Reid and an uncle, Barry DeJarnette.

Survivors include his mother, Frances DeJarnette Reid; two sisters, Rebecca Reid Gray (Dick) and Terri Reid; nieces and nephews, Amanda Hawkins (Toby), April Gray, George Gray, Stephen Gray, Chris DeJarnette (Julie) and Julia Alvey (David).

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday June 21, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Cloverport Cemetery.  Stephen’s family will be greeting family and friends on Thursday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Friday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Rex Wayne McCarty

Rex Wayne McCarty, 74, of Hawesville died suddenly Sunday June 2, 2013 at his home.  He was born in Charleston, IL on November 30, 1938 to the late Jack McCarty and Margarie Dollhan Masterson.  Rex was a member of Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship, a transmission mechanic and repaired computers.  He enjoyed fishing, wildlife, spending time with family and friends and finding veteran’s grave and marking them with American flags with L T Newton. He was preceded in death by a son David McCarty and a brother James Masterson.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years Joan Fisher McCarty, three daughters Michelle McCarty (Paul) of Lewisport, Tina (Edward) DeWitt and Bonnie (Steve) Allen both of Hawesville; a son Dennis Adams of Hermitage, TN; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters Beverly Kleeman of Spoken, WA and Phyliss (Robert) Taylor of Clarksville, IN; a brother Roger (Brenda) Masterson of Owensboro and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 10:00 am Saturday June 8, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Collins Chapel Cemetery in Evanston, IN.  Rex’s family will greet family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday.  Online condolences may be left for Rex’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Dewnia Kay Colbert

Dewnia Kay Colbert, 59, passed away at her residence on Monday, May 27, 2013.  She was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee on Monday, December 7, 1953 to the late Floyd Winford and Cara Betty Graves Stroup.  She was an administrative assistant for First Class Services in Lewisport.  She was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church and she loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter Tessa Colbert.

Survivors include her best friend, Brenda Fullenwider; her brothers, Randy and Roger Stroup of Lewisport and Willie Stroup of Maceo; her sisters, Ann Looney of Cullman, Alabama and Brenda McFall of Hawesville; her grandchildren, Tessa Marie Colbert and Kyla Bray; and her nieces and nephews, Amy, Relinda, Becky, Dean, Roy, Shane, Cessilee, Daniel, Dakota and Tanner.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Ricky Colbert, Jr. and her brother Clifford Stroup.

Funeral services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (270-295-3312). Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and after 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Taylor-Wood Funeral Home chapel.  Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Brother Bob White officiating.  Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery. 

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

Alvin Joseph (Al) Kruse

Alvin Joseph “Al” Kruse, 86, of Owensboro Center, formerly of Hawesville, KY passed away Sunday May 19, 2013 at Owensboro Medical Regional Hospital.  Al was born in Kankakee, IL on August 27, 1926 to the late Alvin, Sr. and Marie Krueger Kruse.  He was a faithful member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City, IN for many years, graduated from St. Louis Pharmaceutical College and then opened Kruse Rexall Drugs in Hawesville.  He was a WWII veteran, active with the Hawesville Lions Club, an avid fisherman and was very involved in the development of Hancock County Fish and Game Club. He was preceded in death by a daughter Karen Adkins, a sister Marian Kruse and a brother George Kruse.

Alvin was survived by 7 children; Toni Meriah Kruse, Helen Kruse and A. J. Kruse III all of Lexington, Linda Hillard of Owensboro, Todd Kruse of Louisville and Rod (Kim) Kruse and Sid (Sheila) Kruse both of Hawesville; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Evelyn Coleman of Brentwood, MO and Jo Anne (Ron) Ochsner of Evansville, IN.  His loss is grieved by each of his former wives Carole Kruse of Frankfort, KY and Marietha Kruse of Hawesville.

Services will be held at Fairmont Cemetery Chapel in Henderson, KY on Saturday May 25, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for Al’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Katherine Eileen Coots Arison

Katherine Eileen Coots Arison, 89, of Lewisport, passed away Tuesday April 30, 2013 at Heartland Villa with her family by her side. She was born in Morgantown, KY, on March 6, 1924, to the late Veachel and Hallie Bell Lee Coots. Katherine was a housewife and a member of Kingdom Hall East in Owensboro. Katherine and her husband Bob owned and operated Bob’s Garage in Lewisport for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Arison, a step son, Bobby Arison and a sister Moreen Saunders.

Survivors include three daughters, Fran McIntire of Grandview, Sherry (Tripp) Ramsey of Bowling Green and Karen (Kevin) Weatherholt of Lewisport; a son Don (Saundra) Arison of Lewisport; six grandchildren, Anita Arison, Donnie Arison, Curtis Simpson, Nigel Rice, LaDale Simpson and Zack Arison; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; 2 step daughters, Sue Graham and Paula Kay Cox both Petersburg, IN.

Services will be private with burial in Serenity Hills. Online messages of condolence may be left for Katherine’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Earl (Junior) Kilmer Bickell

Earl (Junior) Kilmer Bickell, 85, of Lewisport went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2013 at Heartland Villa. Earl was born on April 17, 1928 in St Louis, MO to the late Elton Erle and Temple Opal Smith Bickell. He was a member at Central Baptist Church, retired from Commonwealth Aluminum after 21 years, member of United Steel Workers local 9443, worked for Holton Wholesale Meats as a meat cutter, former member Lewisport Lions Club and a former member Hancock County Quarterback Club. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, watching wrestling, bowling, skating and driving around looking at the scenery. He was preceded in death by a sister Edith Snyder and four brothers Harvey, Rollin Sr., Albert and J J Bickell.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Barbara Sturgeon Bickell; three daughters Betty James (Kenny), Debra Parker (Steve) and Sandra Davis (Mike); a son William (Bill) E. Bickell (Linda); four grandchildren Rhonda Horne (Bill), Terry Burden, Jr., Misty Rager (Andy) and Robert Kieser; a sister Marion Snyder; several great grandchildren; step grandchildren; step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Tuesday April 30, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Serenity Hills. Earl’s family will greet family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday and from 7:00 am until service time Tuesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. The family request donations be made to American Cancer Society or Central Baptist Church Helping Hand. Online condolences may be left for Earl’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Earl G. Williams, Sr.

Earl G. Williams, Sr., 70, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Owensboro Health with his loving wife by his side.  Earl was born Wednesday February 3, 1943 in Dwarf, Kentucky to the late Dewitt and Alta Fugate Williams.  Earl was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran.  Earl raised his children in New Albany, Indiana and then relocated to Hancock County in 2000 when he married local attorney, Carol Y. Boling.  Earl was a huge Kentucky Wildcat fan, and a NASCAR lover.  Earl loved spending time in his summer home on Rough River and loved his grandchildren so much he left his earthly life with painted toenails.  Earl strongly believed in and lived his life under The Golden Rule.

Earl is survived by his loving wife, Carol Boling Williams.  He is also survived by his sons, Jeffery Todd Williams and Earl G. Williams, Jr. and his wife Angela, the mother of two of his five grandchildren (Porter and Loran); Carolyn Williams, the mother of three of his five grandchildren (Jeremy, Rachel and Natalie); his brothers and sisters, Granville (Cathy) Williams, Brenda (Sidney) Cornett, Jewell Sue (Ronda) Combs, Deanna (Ronnie K.) Fugate, Kermit Darrell (Donna) Williams and Gerald Keith Williams.  He is also survived by the mother of his two sons, Brenda Jones and her mother, Iva Huff.  He will also be missed by his mother-in-law, Dortha J. Boling; his fishing buddy, Inez Williams and his Rough River Mom, Donna Lake.  In addition to his parents, Earl was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Dewitt Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Charles Huff, Dayne C. Wilson, Wayne L. Boling, Donald A. Ard, Riley R. Benefield, Mark Lake, Chris “Pepper” Yount and Thomas Edward McDonough.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312) with visitation after noon Monday in the funeral home chapel followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 P.M. with Brother Tim Hall officiating.  Online condolence may be expressed at taylorwoodfh.com.

Margaret Jewell Banks

Margaret Jewell Banks, 79, of Lewisport, passed away Saturday,  April 13, 2013  at the Owensboro Medical Health System.  She was born Saturday, September 30, 1933 to her late parents, Fred C. and Rose Newton Keown in Michigan City, IN.   She was a member of Friendly Grove Baptist Church in Gatewood.  Margaret never let a child or animal go hungry in her presence.         

Survivors include her children, Jackie Banks of Hawesville, James F. Banks, Jr. (Rena ) of Gatewood, Mildrella Sehon (Sam) of Maceo, Heather Rice  (Shannon) of Thruston and Holly (Ozzie) Munoz of Owensboro.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kanetha (Billy) Shields of Gatewood, Derek Banks of Whitesville, Dayna Scott of Owensboro, Kale VanPelt of Maceo and Kenny Gilmore of Gatewood with numerous great-grandchildren.     

Funeral services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (270-295-3312). Visitation is being held after 6:00 P.M., Monday, and after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Services are 2:00 Tuesday in the Taylor-Wood chapel.   Rev. Anthony Cobb will  Officiate.   Burial will follow in Utility Cemetery in Hancock County.  

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Margaret’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at taylorwoodfh.com.

 

William F. (Billy) Jackson

William F. “Billy” Jackson, 74, of Hawesville went to be with the Lord on Saturday April 13, 2013 at his home after a lengthy illness. Billy was born on March 24, 1939 in Chambers, KY to the late Ernest and Beatrice Craft Jackson. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired mason. He loved to fish, watch old western movies and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers Ernest D. Jackson, Fred Jackson, Earl Jackson, Russell Jackson and an infant brother and one sister Maxine Goatley.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years Barbara “Bobbie” Jackson; a daughter Toni (Gary) Cox of Utica; a son Ronald (Sheri) Jackson of Lewisport; six grandchildren Shannon (Jeremy) Corley, Katelyn (Jason) Simpson, Kayla (Brandon) Cox, Jordan Cox, Trisha Jackson and Melissa Jackson; six great grandchildren Kaylee, Bethany, Abby, Alyssa, Gabby and soon to be Marshall; two sisters Georgia Basham and Aliene Roberts; a brother Charles (Jane) Jackson and several loving nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am April 16, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery. Billy’s family will greet family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday and from 7:00 am until service time Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for Billy’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Oliver (Billy) Flake

Oliver “Billy” Flake, 91, of Hawesville, went to be with his Lord and savior on Thursday April 11, 2013 at Hardinsburg Nursing and Rehab Center with his family at his side. Oliver was born in Hawesville on December 6, 1921 to the late Lud and Viola Aldridge Flake. He was a member at Central Baptist Church, retired from American Olean Tile after 33 years, an Army veteran of WW II and a member of the VFW Hancock County post # 5186. He was preceded in death by a son Ray Flake, a great grandson Jonathan Eckles, a sister Josie Flake and a wife Mary Edna Flake.

Survivors include three sons Tom Flake (Shirley), Billy Joe Flake and Bobby Flake (Crystal) all of Hawesville; nine grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; four step daughters; one step son and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday April 14, 2013 at Central Baptist Church. Burial will be in Serenity Hills with Military Honors. Oliver’s family will great family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday and from 7:00 am until 1:30 pm Sunday at Gibson and Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Online condolences can be left for Oliver’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Thomas Vincent Wheatley (Tom)

Thomas Vincent Wheatley “Tom”, 63, of Hawesville passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream, NY. Tom was born in Hawesville on June 18, 1949 to the late Franklin Elijah and Sylvia Marie Gray Wheatley. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and was retired from Century Aluminum. He enjoyed running heavy equipment and spending time with loved ones. Tom is preceded in death by his siblings, Tony Wheatley, Terry Wheatley, Freddy Wheatley, Cecil Wheatley, Ricky Wheatley and Leonard Wheatley.

He is survived by his two sons, Craig Wheatley (Holly) and Kelley Wheatley (Carrie), both of Hawesville; 5 grandchildren, Hannah Gayle, Carissa Jewel, Kalley Elizabeth, Wesley Thomas and Carson Len Gray; 5 sisters, Ann Wathen, Ruth Schafer, Margaret Kenjeski, Rosalie Sims and Theresa Ballard; 3 brothers, Denis Wheatley, John Wheatley and Mike Wheatley; his girlfriend, Janice Tomlinson along with many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Hawesville with interment in Calvary Cemetery, Cloverport. Tom’s family will be greeting family and friends on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with prayers being said at 7 p.m. and on Thursday from 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Linda Gayle Decker

Linda Gayle Decker, 70, of Cannelton, IN formally, of Hawesville, died Tuesday April 2, 2013 at her home. She was born on September 28, 1942 in Tell City, IN to the late John and Hazel Estes Milburn. She was a member at Hancock County Christian Church and a housewife.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years Harold L. Decker; three daughters Angie Longoria (Tony) of Amarillo, TX, Lisa J. Decker of Cannelton, IN and Jenny McFall (Bill) of Hawesville; 10 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; four sisters Pat Bouche, Melody Russell, Judy Fark and Jenny Graves; three brothers Jim Milburn, Bob Milburn and John Milburn and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be at 1:00 PM Saturday April 6, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be at a later date. Linda’s family will greet family and friends from 11:00 am until service time Saturday. Memorial contributions can be made to the Nancy Decker Memorial Fund in care of Gibson & Son Funeral Home, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for Linda’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

James Randall Hill (JR)

Hill, James Randall, (J.R.) 61, of Lewisport, KY, passed away March 30, 2013 at his home after an extended illness.  Born in Torrington, WY on November 11, 1951, he was preceded in death by his parents, Walter C. Hill, Susan Smith Hill, and two sisters, Sherry Sue Hopkins and Christine Avery. 

He is survived by his loving & devoted wife Priscilla (Sue) Hill; his sons, Jamie (Angie) Hill and Charles W. Webb; his daughters, Cherrie Carroll, Pamela Sheryl (Jeff) Bittel, Shelley Maloney, and Sharon O’Nan;  brothers, Walter T.  (Debbie) Hill, and Tony (Bonnie) Hill; sisters, Anna Kerchner, Claudia (David) Diehl, Theresa Robertson, Jackie Murray, and Dawn Marie Hill; 14 grandchildren, Tiffany, Braxton, Cruz, Victoria, Scarlett, Zack, Elise, Elaina, Jade, Drew, Josh, Meghan, Grayson, and Landree.

J.R. graduated from Male High School & Eastern Kentucky University.  He served in the United States Army, he retired from the Kentucky State Police as a captain after 24 years of service, he was a past president of the FBI National Academy Alumni, and he was an avid supporter of Trooper Island. He was also a member of Owensboro Christian Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home, 315 Caroline Street, Lewisport, KY. (270.295.3312) Visitation will be held Monday, April 1st from 10 AM to 8 PM central time at the funeral home.   Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, April 2nd at 10 AM central time, with Bro. Mike Templeton officiating.  Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery. 

Expressions of Sympathy can be made in J.R.’s honor to Trooper Island Camp or Hospice of Western Kentucky. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at taylorwoodfh.com.

 

Bernice Chappell Boswell

Bernice Chappell Boswell, 90, died Saturday, March 16, 2013.  She  was born Wednesday, June 14, 1922 in Finley, Oklahoma, where she grew up. She moved to Dallas, Texas at age 18, where she met her husband, Edgar L. Boswell, Sr., during World War II.  They were married Oct, 8, 1944. Bernice was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ruth in 1960 and her husband, Edgar L. Boswell, Sr. in 1993.

Bernice is survived by five children, Cheryl Hodges of Reed, Kentucky, Larry, Gene and Bill Boswell, all of Lewisport, Ky and Cathy Boswell Webster of Henderson, Ky. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (270-295-3312).  Mrs. Boswell’s funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Taylor-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Sherry Kleusner  and Rev. Guy King officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time.  Burial will follow in Estes Cemetery.

 

Donald E. (Donnie) Brown

Donald E. “Donnie” Brown, 72, of Lewisport, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with his family by his side after a brief illness. Donnie was born on November 1, 1940 in Cloverport to the late Charles E. and Alberta Powers Brown. Donnie enjoyed UK basketball, where he was a season ticket holder and spending time with his family especially on Sunday afternoons. He was preceded in death by his wife Wayne Hayden Brown and a granddaughter Ashley Kreisle.

Donnie started his working career at a gas station in Cloverport; from there he went to work at American Olean in Cloverport and worked at Whirlpool. He helped start B & B Shell, B&B Automotive and B&B Ford with Phil Bozarth and later owned Brown’s Shell in Lewisport. He went to work at Hancock Bank and Trust as Vice President and manager at the Lewisport Branch, then started Brown’s CarQuest in Lewisport and was on the Board of Directors at Independence Bank.

Survivors include a daughter, René Kreisle (Joe) of Hawesville; a son, Greg Brown (Jill) of Hawesville; 5 grandchildren, Brittany Desper (Ryan), Brooke Gibson (D.A.), Lacey Mosby (Michael), Corey Brown and Dylan Brown; two great grandchildren, Kennedy Desper and Brylee Gibson; a sister, Jeanne Moad; two brothers, Bobby Brown and Randy Brown along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Central Baptist Church with burial in Lewisport Cemetery. Donnie’s family will be greeting family and friends on Monday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 10:30 am. Memorial contributions may be made in Donnie’s memory to the American Cancer Society; envelopes will be available at the funeral home or at their website, www.cancer.org. Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Alice J. Dawson Tindle

Alice J. Dawson Tindle, 74, of Hawesville passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born on September 11, 1938 in Hancock Co. to the late Estil R. and Louise Young Dawson. Alice worked for and retired from GE of Owensboro, then returned to school and graduated nursing school. She worked for 15 years at Lincoln Hills Nursing Home. Alice was a lifetime member of Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She loved genology, volunteering at the Hancock Co. Archives. Alice loved her family vacations and her annual trip to Panama City Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by two sons, Allan and Randy Tindle; an infant daughter, Marci; two brothers, Junior Dawson and Kent Greely; a sister Brenda Simpson and a son in law Wayne Knight.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Lester O. Tindle; a daughter, Donna Knight; three sons, David Owen Tindle (Jeannie), Michael Tindle and Scott Tindle all of Hawesville; siblings, Betty Cartwright of Hawesville, Billie Faye Schwartz, Cheryl Wilson, Carol Vogt, Tracy Poole all of Tell City and Jackie Moore of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday March 16, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home with burial in Clark-Young Cemetery in Hawesville. Alice’s family will be greeting family and friends on Friday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Online messages of condolence may be left for Alice’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Mike Lee Potts

Mike Lee Potts, 57, of Hawesville passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his home. He was born on September 8, 1955 in Perry Co., IN to the late Clifton and Bernice Stogsdill Potts. Mike was of the Baptist faith and a Heavy Equipment Operator. He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. Mike was preceded in death by a sister Judy Potts Ambs.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years Mary Anna Potts; a daughter Carrie Potts Fox (Glenn Young); a son, Michael Potts (Amanda);4grandchildren, John Fox, Jennifer Fox, Justin Fox and Ivy Evans; three sisters, Gail Dawson (Glenn) Nita Potts Graham (Jay) and Dana Roach; a brother, David Potts (Billie) along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home with burial in Serenity Hills. Mike’s family will be greeting family and friends on Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Charles William Burden

Charles William Burden, 88, of Hawesville passed away Tuesday March 5, 2013 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. Charles was born on October 24, 1924 in Muhlenburg County to the late Shirley and Mae Johnson Burden. He was a member at Union Baptist Church, a retired union laborer and an Army Veteran. He enjoyed fishing and his little dog Lucky. He was preceded in death by a son William Reed Burden.

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years Alice Reed Burden; a daughter Joyce Burden Blake (Billy) of Lewisport; a son Dallas Ray Burden of Lewisport; thirteen grandchildren Jason Burden, Belinda Burden, Scottie Blake, Le Ann Leisure (David), Crystal Jones, Brandi Blake, Regina Payne, Charlie Burden (Amy), Carmen Burden, Ashley Burden, Brandon Anderson, Cody Burden and Tyler Burden; fourteen great grandchildren and two great greatgrandchildren.

Services are at 1:00 pm Friday March 8, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Charles’s family will be greeting family and friends from 10:00 am until service time Friday. Online condolences may be left for Charles’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

James Samuel "Tip" Adkins

James Samuel “Tip” Adkins, 88, of Hawesville passed away Wed., Feb. 13, 2013 at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born in Patesville, KY June 12, 1924, to the late James Everett and Ethel Gabbert Adkins.

Tip graduated from Beechmont High School in the class of ’44, as president of the class. He was an active member of the Hawesville United Methodist Church, having served and chaired on several various committees through the years. He was a member of the Hawesville Lions Club for over 50 years and was one of the founding members of the Repair Affair of Hancock County. He was also a Kentucky Colonel. Tip retired from Green River Electric in 1986 as a lineman.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Aileen Lamar Adkins; his eight children, Ronnie (Brenda) Adkins, Rita (Sandy) Hendry, Debbie (Tommy) Keown and Jamie (David) Huddy of Hawesville, Donna (Allen) Chappell and Jeff (Melanie) Adkins of Lewisport, Sherry Pirkle of Atlanta, GA and Scott (Minda) Adkins of Lexington. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Hawesville United Methodist Church with burial in Serenity Hills. Tip’s family will be greeting family and friends on Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hawesville United Methodist Church or the Hawesville Lions Club; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online messages of condolence may be left for Tip’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Jason W. "Cheeks" Lindsey

Jason W. “Cheeks” Lindsey, 31, of Lewisport went to be with his Lord on February 10, 2013 at Owensboro Medical Regional Center, after a brief battle with melanoma with his family at his side. Jason was born on December 28, 1981 in Owensboro to James and Deanna Campbell Lindsey. Cheeks’ was a member at Central Baptist Church and attended Hancock Christian Church. He was a farmer, enjoyed bowling and loved spending time with family and friends. Jason was a very compassionate young man who loved helping others. Jason was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents James and Polly Lindsey and his maternal grandfather Orville Campbell, Jr. and a cousin Stephanie Winters Means.

Surviving Jason are his mother Deanna Campbell Lindsey of Lewisport; his father James “Jimmy” Lindsey of Hawesville; two sisters Jamie (Ty) Kim of Cadiz and Sabrina Kay Lindsey of Hawesville; a niece Autumn Haut of Hawesville; a nephew Connor Haut of Hawesville; his maternal grandmother Anna Campbell of Hawesville; his faithful companion, Hope and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday February 13, 2013 at Hancock Christian Church with burial in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Cheeks’ family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am until 12:30 pm Wednesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. The family has requested all memorial contributions be made to the Jason Lindsey Memorial Fund or the Ocular Melanoma Foundation; envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for Jason’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Terry Glenn Adkins

Terry Glenn Adkins, 69, of Utica, formerly of Hawesville, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at his home. He was born on August 20, 1943 in Hawesville to the late Barney and Murl Newman Adkins. Terry was a member of Good Shepard Church and retired from National Southwire Aluminum. He was preceded in death by a brother, Randall Adkins.

The hand of a loving, merciful, gracious all powerful god took the hand of my beloved best friend and husband and ushered him into the glory of Heaven and the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Terry had a big heart, always wanting to help neighbors and strangers alike. Due to his failing health physically, he couldn’t but still had the desire to. He enjoyed the simple things of life and really missed coon hunting. He had so much knowledge about so many things and if he didn’t, he would figure it out. He was the one behind me that always encouraged me that I could do when I didn’t think I could. I give him credit and honor him for so very much. Terry, you are gone from my sight but forever in my heart.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sandra Alsop Adkins; daughter, Dana Piper (Jim), a son Tracy Adkins (Rhonda) and a step daughter Lauri Hubbard ; seven grandchildren, Drew and Josh Logsdon, Crystal Hall, Brooke Elliott (Tyler), Sarah, Isaac and Lilly Adkins and one great granddaughter, Jaylee Hall along with many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at noon on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Good Shepard Church (Bittel Road) in Owensboro with burial following in Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Hancock County. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville and on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until noon at Good Shepard Church. Everyone is welcome back to Good Shepard Church for a Fellowship meal after services are complete. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepard Church benevolence fund, envelopes available at the funeral home. Online messages of condolence may be left for Terry’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Herbert Sinclair "Tobe" Young

Herbert Sinclair “Tobe” Young, 83, of Hawesville, passed away Saturday February 2, 2013 at Heartland Villa Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 2, 1929 to the late Hal and Myrtle Board Young. He was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Korean War.

He graduated from Beechmont High School in 1947, from Kentucky Wesleyan University with a BA Degree in 1958 and from Western Kentucky University with MA Degree in 1963. Tobe was employed by the Hancock County Board of Education where he served as a teacher, bus driver, guidance counselor and principal.

His interests included travel, genealogy, playing basketball with special friends and playing pool at the senior center. He was a member of the Hancock County Historical Society since its beginning in 1973 and volunteered many hours at the museum. He served on the Selective Service Board for a number of years and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Tobe was scorekeeper for Hornet basketball for many years, an avid Kentucky basketball fan, a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers and the Boston/Milwaukee /Atlanta Braves baseball teams.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Gabbert and four brothers, Melvin, Emerson, Thurman and Leroy Young.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patsy Robbins Young, a son, Robin Dale Young (Helen) of Owensboro and a grandson, Christopher Andrew Young of Owensboro; two sisters, Lula Grace Young of Hawesville and Mary Edith Newton (Carlos) of Lewisport and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Hawesville Baptist Church with burial in Serenity Hills. Tobe’s family will be greeting family and friends on Monday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be left for Tobe’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Marlene Ross Bratcher

Marlene Ross Bratcher, 50, of Owensboro died Monday February 1, 2013 at Owensboro Medical Health System, with her family at her side. Marlene was born on February 15, 1962 in Beattyville, KY to Clint and Bethel Conley Ross. She was a caregiver and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed going to the Smokey Mountains, fishing and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Bethel Ross and a nephew Adam Ross.

Survivors include her husband of 23 years Stephen Bratcher, her father Clint Ross of Owensboro; two sons Brian (Kim) Roberts of Owensboro and Daniel (Jalee) Roberts of Lewisport; four grandchildren Blair, Jadan, Ridge and Meadow; two brothers Drexal (Debbie) Ross and Harlan Ross; a niece Brittany Ross; two nephews Dakota Ross and Nicholas Ross and her Dachshunds Rudy and Zach.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday February 3, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Serenity Hills in Hawesville. Marlene’s family will be greeting family and friends from 10:00 am until service time Sunday. Online condolences may be left for Marlene’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

James W. Harris

James W. Harris, 93, of Lewisport, died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  He was born Monday, September 8, 1919 in Daviess County to the late John H. and Katie Morris Harris. He was married 50 years to the late Martha J. Harris and was employed at Southwire in the production department.  James loved to farm and was an avid gardener.  He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and his tractor, driving his truck, and raising his ponies and dogs.

 

James is survived by his son, Donald L. Harris; his daughters, Margaret A. Lewis, Betty J. Gibson, Ruth D. Hatchett and Terri L. Marshall; his brother Hugh Harris; as well as 19 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by one son, Hasson (Timmy) Jameliah; his daughters, Gonzolla Gossom and Beulah Gossom; his brothers, John P. Harris, Wilson Harris, Richard Harris, Jessie Ross Harris George Harris and Oscar Paul Harris; and one sister, Addie B. Jackson.

 

Services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (270-295-3312) with Mr. Harris’ funeral service being held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev.  Mario Pearson officiating.   Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning until service time.  Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

Jamie Lee Brown Payne

Jamie Lee Brown Payne, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 18, 2013 at her home in Hawesville. Jamie was born on October 23, 1927 in Hancock County to the late James “Ed” and Evelyn Nugent Brown. She was a housewife, an active member of Blackford Baptist Church and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Payne (2002), a daughter Jill Payne (1988) and an infant sister Nila A. Brown.

Survivors include two daughters Judy (Leroy) Smith and Janice (Jerry) Powers both of Hawesville; a son Jimmy (Carla) Payne of Hawesville; six grandchildren Jeff (Melinda) Smith, Denise Culbertson, Joel (Michelle) Powers, Cassandra (Jeff) Durbin, Karen Keown and Wesley (Vanessa) Payne; eleven great grandchildren; a great great grandson; a brother J. C. Brown of Hawesville; five sisters Eva Payne of Hawesville, Dorothy Lamar of Hawesville, Artie Campbell of Ocala, FL, Jeanette Powers of Hawesville and LaVonne Hemenway of Owensboro and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday January 21, 2013 at Blackford Baptist Church. Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery. Jamie’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday and from 7:00 am until 12:30 pm Monday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for Jamie’s at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Dorothy Pell           

Dorothy Pell, 97, died quietly in her home on Sunday, January 13, 2013.    She was born to Lena Rarrick Small and Yewell Small, both of Daviess County, on September 13, 1915.  She is the widow of William Hicks Pell of Lewisport, whom she married in 1939. They lived most of their 49 years together in Rhode Island or Maryland where William spent 30 years at the National Science Foundation.  They returned to Lewisport to be near his family and the river.  They both enjoyed jazz, travel and reading.  Dorothy loved swimming, boating, knitting, crossword puzzles and bridge.            

She is survived by her sister, Mary Small Hughes of Lewisport:  her niece and nephew by marriage, Sherry Pell Snyder of Hawesville and Gary Pell of Lewisport.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312).  Graveside services are private and will be scheduled with Rose Hill Cemetery for a later date. Expressions of Sympathy may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Hospice of Western Kentucky,  3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.  Online condolence may be expressed at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

 

Betty Jean Webb Keown

Betty Jean Webb Keown, 86, of Hawesville passed away Sunday January 13, 2013 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, IN. Betty was born on August 27, 1926 to the late Arthur and Sylvia Newman Webb. Betty married Dennis Ray Keown 0n April 23, 1949. She was a member of the Hawesville Baptist Church, graduated from Beechmont High School in 1944 and retired from General Electric in Tell City in 1986 after 42 years. Betty loved University of Kentucky Basketball, watching her grandsons play sports, working in her Iris’ and watching old movies. She was preceded in death by an infant brother and her beloved husband Ray Keown.

Survivors include her sons and daughters in laws Dale and Jolene Keown and Todd and Marian Keown both of Hawesville; five grandsons Chris (Christina) Keown of Albany, OR, Tony Keown of Tell City, In, Patrick (Amanda Poole) Keown of Hawesville, Daniel Keown of Lexington, KY and Jared Keown of Louisville, KY; three step grandchildren Ken and David DeLoera, of Phoenix, AZ and Julie (Dean) Monarch of Hardsinburg; three great grandchildren Kiara and Rayn Keown of Albany, OR and Noah Keown of Hawesville; three step great grandchildren Josie, Sam and Madie Monarch of Hardinsburg and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are at 11:00 am Saturday January 19, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Betty’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00pm Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday. The family has asked donations be made to the Ray and Betty Keown Scholarship fund, PO Box 145, Hawesville, KY 42348. Online condolences may be left for Betty’s family at www.gibsonsonfh.com

 

Janet E. Todd

Janet E. Todd, 58, of Owensboro, KY died Friday, January 11, 2013 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  Janet Elaine Payne was born March 29, 1954 to Robert Louis and Lucille Chamberlain Payne.  She enjoyed baking and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was also of the Pentecostal faith.  Janet is preceded in death by her father, Robert Louis Payne and a brother, Larry Payne.

 

Survivors include her loving husband of 32 years, James Todd of Owensboro; her son, William Todd and fiancée Renee Hillard of Livermore; her daughter, Teresa Oliver of Owensboro and sons Michael Cauley of Frankfort and Shawn Cauley of Indianapolis; her mother, Lucille Campbell, and brothers Jeff Payne, Bobby Payne, Raymond Payne and Danny Payne; her sisters, Becky Locke, Renee Erich, Wilma Campbell and Patricia Combs.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Services are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (270-295-3312) with Mrs. Todd’s funeral service being held Tuesday at noon in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Thomas Webb officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday until service time.  Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro.  Expressions of sympathy may be made in Janet’s honor to Taylor-Wood Funeral Home.

 

Helen Wettstain Wells

Helen Wettstain Wells, 85, of Clarksville, TN, formally of Hawesville passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville. Helen was born in Chambers, KY on July 27, 1927 to the late Milton Adam and Mabel Dell Ingram Wettstain. She was a member of Blackford Baptist Church and was a housewife.

Survivors include two sons, David R. Wells (Deborah) of Cedar Hill, TN and James W. Wells (Cathy) of Clarksville, TN; two granddaughters, Helen J. Gregory (Robert) and Anissa K. Massey (Brian); three great grandchildren, Stetson, Sierra and Jasmine; a sister Wilma Kaplan (Ronnie) of Falls Church, VA; a brother Wally Wettstain (Martha) of Hugo, OK and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Thursday January 10, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery. Helen’s family will be greeting family and friends from 10:00 am until service time Thursday. Online condolences may be left for Helen’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Muriel Corley Wheatley

Muriel Corley Wheatley, 83, of Hawesville went to be with her Lord on Saturday January 5, 2013 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. Muriel was born on August 21, 1929 in Hawesville to the late Lewis and Elizabeth Anderson Lindsay. She was a Member of Dukes Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Dukes Senior Citizens Center. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and loved having family over to her home and feeding them. Muriel was preceded in death by her first husband Lander Corley in 1989, her second husband Kenneth Wheatley in 2008, son Roger Corley in 1997, grandson Dennis Newton in 1989 and three brothers, William, Lewis and Otha Lindsay.

Survivors include two daughters, Landah Faye Newton (Wayne) of Hawesville and Jo Ann Roby (Larry) of Lewisport; two sons, Kenny Corley and Rick Corley (Connie) both of Hawesville; step son, Kenny Wheatley of Tell City; 7 grandchildren, Kathy Prince (Jon), Melissa Roberts (Dennis), Jason Roby (Leigh Anne), Aaron Corley, Sarah Corley, Jeremy Corley (Shannon) and Joseph Corley; 2 step grandchildren, Rhonda Basham (Scott) and Tammy Alstad (Rich); 16 great grandchildren; sister in law, Georgia Lindsay and many nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Wednesday January 9, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Serenity Hills. Muriel’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am until service time Wednesday. Online condolences may be left for Muriel’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Ines Holmes Smith

Ines Holmes Smith, 92, of Hawesville went to be with her Lord and family on Thursday January 3, 2013 as the results of a house fire. Ines was born on September 24, 1920 in Hawesville to the late Ivory and Mary Frances Frakes Holmes. She was a member of the Patesville Baptist Church, a housewife, enjoyed cooking for everyone and loved her flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Smith, four sons Wayne Franklin “Pete” Smith, Marvin “Perry” Smith, Carl William Smith and Faron Smith, a grandson William Thomas Gillians, two great grandsons Cody Helm and Jonathan Daugherty, a son in law Billy Gillians, four sisters and a brother.

Survivors include a daughter Nellie Gillians of Reynolds Station; four daughters in laws Genny Smith and Charlotte Smith of Reynolds Station; Linda Smith of Hawesville and Ruby Smith of Whitesville; 19 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and 26 great great grandchildren.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday January 6, 2013 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Holmes Family Cemetery. Ines’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday and from 7:00 am until service time Sunday at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for Ines’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Jonathan Kole Duncan & Jameson Keaton Duncan

Kole and Keaton Duncan were born on January 2, 2013 at Good Samaritan in Cincinnati to Kyle and Sarah Hall Duncan. Kole and Keaton made there Heavenly journey with their family by their sides a short time later.

Kole and Keaton leave behind their parents, Kyle and Sarah Duncan of Lewisport; a sister Kyla Duncan of Lewisport; maternal grandparents, Billy and Tonja Hall of Lewisport; paternal grandparents, Connie Duncan (Hugh Ogle) of Lewisport and Gary (Loretta) Duncan of Owensboro; a maternal great grandmother, Jessie Arnold of Owensboro; two aunts, Shanna (Brad) Hall and Jessica Hall; a uncle, Kelly (Nicole) Duncan and cousins, Sydney, Jaelyn, Landon and Jack.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be private. Kole and Keaton’s family will be greeting family and friends on Tuesday from 12 p.m. until service time. Online Messages of condolence may by left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Jane Ferguson Hardaway

Jane Ferguson Hardaway passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  Jane was born May 11, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio to George Ferguson and Alma Lee Fallin Ferguson.

 

Jane graduated from All Girls High School in Louisville after which she met and married Sherman L. Hardaway, Jr. in June of 1946.  She worked her way up through the Dealy-Rourke Personnel Agency in Nashville.  During her career she was very active in Republican politics in Tennessee and was appointed the first female Commissioner of Insurance and Personnel by Winfield C. Dunn, Governor.  After moving to Memphis, Jane became the Director of Personnel for the City of Memphis and retired in April 1993.  She served under a number of mayors for the City of Memphis and had a very decorated career working for the city.

 

Jane and her husband Sherman were dedicated members of Germantown Baptist Church for over 40 years during which time they were instrumental in starting a Singles Ministry as well as a Young Married Couples Ministry.  Both Sherman and Jane had a tremendous impact in the lives of many single adults and mentored many young families as they were building their homes based on faith and a strong set of values.  Their ministry was a “hallmark” of Germantown Baptist Church.

 

Jane was preceded in death by her wonderful husband, Sherman, her son Sherman L. Hardaway, III and daughter, J. Lynn Hardaway as well as her parents. She is survived by an aunt, Irene Fallin and cousins Mike Fallin (Cindi), Robert Fallin (Alice), Jim Fallin (Sharon), Rita Tongate (Bruce), Sarah Jane Nikirk (Harold), Jim Hazelrigg and Susan Gray (Dale), all of Lewisport and Hawesville.

 

Jane leaves a legacy of being a wonderful wife, mother, faithful Christian, and a friend to all who knew her.  She will forever be remembered for her strong dedication to her professional career and her love for her Lord, her family, her church, and her country.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312). Funeral services will be at Lewisport Baptist Church in Lewisport on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with burial in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville. Visitation will be after 9:00 a.m. at the church.

 

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Germanton Baptist Church, St. Jude Hospital for Children, or Heartland Villa Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lewisport. Online condolence may be expressed at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

James Otto (Jimmy) Newton

James Otto “Jimmy” Newton, Sr., 70, of Hawesville, passed away Monday December 31, 2012 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Jimmy was born on September 4, 1942 in Owensboro to the late Otto and Frances Boling Newton. He was a member of the Boling Chapel United Methodist Church. Jimmy retired from Commonwealth Aluminum (Aleris) after 25 years of service where he was a furnace operator. Jimmy worked at Maxon Marine for several years before his career at Commonwealth. He was a former member of the Pellville Fire Dept., Hancock County Rescue Squad and the National Guard. He was preceded in death by a wife Mary Davis Corley Newton, a son James Newton, Jr., and a brother Sherman Newton.

Survivors include a daughter Jeanette Freeny (Ken) of Hawesville, two sons, Jay Newton (Julie) of Lewisport and Joe Newton (Sarah) of Hawesville; two step daughters, Karen Trodglen and Patti Roberts; three step sons, Preston, Dennis and Jeff Corley; 11 grandchildren, Tyler Jessup, Cody Jessup, Stephanie Freeny, Kelsey Stites, Shelby Newton, Ashley Newton, Arikah Newton, Devin Newton, A.J. Newton, Peyton Newton and Alesha Newton; several step grandchildren; three adopted grandchildren Logan, D.J. and Alex Newton.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Boling Chapel Cemetery. Jimmy’s family will be greeting family and friends on Thursday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Friday from 7 a.m. until service time. Memorial Contributions may be made to Boling Chapel Cemetery in memory of Jimmy Newton Online condolences may be left for Jimmy’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Roy Curtis "Burr" Newton

Roy Curtis “Burr” Newton of Hawesville, KY, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012 at OMHS. He was born on November 20, 1922 in Roseville, KY to the late Floyd and Lula Hatfield Newton. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday at Heartland Villa in Lewisport, KY. Burr was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Alsop Newton, five brothers, Theodore, Martin, Robert, Russell, Bernard and Herchel Newton and one sister, Gladys Newton.

Burr was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II, serving in the 35th Infantry Division, and participated in the Battle of Bastogne, Belgium in December 1944. He retired on disability from Green River Rural Electric in 1974. In the years following his retirement, Burr enjoyed spending time on his farm with family, and driving the roads of Hancock County.

Burr’s immediate surviving family members include his wife, Fay Lambert Swihart Newton; two sons, Jimmy (Linda) Newton and Stephen (Dianna) Newton, both of Hawesville, two grandchildren, Jim (Julie) Newton of White House, TN and Jessica (Carl) Young of Nashville, TN; step grandson Bobby C. (Karen) Bivins; two great-grandchildren, Jonathan Newton of Bowling Green, KY and Danielle Young of Nashville, TN; and one great-great grandchild, Riley Newton of Bowling Green, KY; five step children, Peggy Jones, Dr. Pamela Jett Rasch, Charlotte Speicher, Dana Boyken and Dennis Swihart. 9 step grandchildren and many step great grandchildren

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY with burial in Memory Gardens. Burr’s family will be greeting family and friends on Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Michael Craig Philp

Michael Craig Philp, 52, passed away on Dec. 14, 2012 at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born August 12, 1960 in Keokuk, Iowa.

Survivors include his father, John Philp, and mother Betty Philp; two children, Lindsey (Matt) Lanham, and Michael Philp; and his wife of 32 years, Sherry Philp. He is also survived by brothers Rick (Donna) Philp and Bruce (Gaila) Philp; and his two sisters, Kathy (Ronnie) Toler and Jill (Greg) Brown. Mike had two grandchildren; Emma Kate and Carson Wade Lanham whom he loved spoiling. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Doug Philp in 1972. He also leaves behind saddened best friends Tony and Ginger Elder.

Mike owned and operated the Goal Post Cafe in Lewisport from 1980 through 2000. He had recently been involved in locksmith work with his father which he enjoyed greatly. He enjoyed walks at Vastwood Park with his beloved dog Duster.  Mike was most known for his joking, care-free attitude that made people fall in love with him. He had friends far and wide. He always showed compassion, and would help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.  

Mike’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17th in the Taylor Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Lewisport (270-295-3312) with Rev. Mason Bevill officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and after 9:00 a.m. on Monday. Burial will be in Serenity Hills Cemetery in Hawesville.  Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mike’s honor to Independence Bank for the education fund of his son, Michael.

 

Wanda L. Cooper

Wanda L. Cooper, 80, of Lewisport, passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at home with her family by her side. She was born on May 11, 1932, in Daviess County to the late Riley and Lalla Douthitt Graves. Wanda was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed quilting. She is preceded in death by her husband Richard Cooper, a son Randall Keith Cooper and eight siblings, Roy Graves, Daisy Elliott, Louella Lancaster, Clemmie Graves, Violet “Dotty” Brown, Margie Chapman, Houston Edge Graves and Norene James.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra K. “Sis” Knox (Larry) and Sharon Faye Fredricks (Ronnie); two sons Donald Ray Cooper and Gary Allen “Coop” Cooper (Judy); seven grandchildren; many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Estes Cemetery. Wanda’s family will be greeting family and friends on Monday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Peggy Ann Tindle Smith

Peggy Ann Tindle Smith, 69, went to be with her Lord on Monday December 3, 2012, at her home with her family at her side. Peggy was born in Patesville, KY on August 19, 1943, to the late Waldo and Alberta Carroll Tindle, Sr. Peggy was a member at Central Baptist Church and retired from Swiss Plywood. Peggy enjoyed spending time with her family, loved to play bingo, was very proud of her flowers, especially her roses. She loved her church family and gospel music. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed Smith and a son Timothy Edward Smith.

Peggy is survived by a daughter Pat Smith (Jerry Dame) of Owensboro; a son Jimmy (Kim) Smith of Hawesville; five grandchildren Tom (Staci) Conder, Jeff (Tia) Conder, Amy Conder (Matt), Timmy (Stacey) Smith and Mikey (Keshia) Smith; eleven great grandchildren Ricky, Noah, Jackson, Evan, Cassandra, Seth, Sammie, Clayton, Josh, Xander, Steven, Dakota and one on the way; sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday December 5, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery. Peggy’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am until service time Wednesday. Online condolences may be left for Peggy’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Allen E. DeJarnette

Allen E. DeJarnette, 85, of Hawesville passed away Tuesday November, 27, 2012 at home, with his wife Blanche and grandson Zachary by his side. He was born in Hawesville on March 26, 1927 to the late Ben E. and Geneva Powers DeJarnette. He was a member at Church of the First Born, retired from General Electric and MPD where he was a draftsman engineer and a US Navy Veteran serving in WW II aboard the USS Benson and the USS Gainard. He graduated from Brescia College with a B.S. in Math.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years Blanche Batie DeJarnette; six children Edward A. (Debra) DeJarnette of Madisonville, TN, Sue DeJarnette and husband Rimas Taruski of St. Petersburg, FL, Deborah Jo (Roger) Riquelme of Miami, FL, David Mark (Lori) DeJarnette of Hawesville, Kimber L. (John) Paetzold of St. Petersburg, FL and Denise M. DeJarnette and fiancé Mark Bernier of St. Petersburg, FL; fourteen grandchildren Melissa Arensman, Ben DeJarnette, Sarah Schlemmer, Rachel Obando, Zachary DeJarnette, Morgan DeJarnette, Erin DeJarnette, Leah Boris, Mark Peck, Andrew Riquelme, Ted Riquelme, Aundre` Riquelme, Karen Parks, and Kurt Stumpf; 17 ¾ great grandchildren. Special caregivers that provided 24 hour in home care include, Twylaine Douglas, Johnny McBride, Julie Woods, Emily Carmen and Alicia Wedding.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Mt Eden Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Eden Cemetery. Allen’s family will be greeting family and friends at Gibson & Son Funeral Home on Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 10:30 am. Messages of condolence may be left for Allen’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Mary Rose Hagman

Mary Rose Hagman, 40, of Hawesville passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Owensboro Medical Health System. Mary Rose was born in Owensboro on February 17, 1972 to Vic and Barbara Frey Hagman. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mary Rose graduated from St. Romuald High School and attended Brescia University. Mary Rose spent her time volunteering at the Hancock County Public Library and with the activity director at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed movies, reading and loved her family dearly.

Survivors include her parents, Vic and Barbara Hagman; four brothers, Joseph Hagman and his fiancé, Donna Reine, Mathew Hagman and his wife Pam, James Hagman all of Hawesville and Paul Hagman of French Lick, IN; 3 nieces, Callie Hagman, Sarah Hagman and Jessica Hagman; a nephew Andrew Hagman; many devoted uncles, aunts and cousins and her extended family at Heartland Villa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hawesville with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mary Rose’s family will be greeting family and friends at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Thursday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, envelopes will be available at the church. Online messages of condolence may be left for Mary Rose’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Daniel (Danny) Martin Case

Daniel “Danny” Martin Case, 56, of Lewisport, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012.  He was born Saturday, March 10, 1956 in Owensboro to Arthur and Lucille Case.  Danny was employed by the City of Lewisport as a utility operator, was a Master Mason, a member of the Safety Office with the Lewisport Fire Department as well as a volunteer fire fighter, a member of the Kentucky Constable Association, a Master Electrician, he held a Tool-Dye Associates Degree, and Danny was of the Christian Faith.   

Danny is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Reska Case; his sons, David Case, Michael Reska, Daniel Reska, Lenny Holloway and John Board; his daughter, Tiffany Case Vaeth; his mother, Lucille Krawiec Case; his brothers, Arthur Case, Jr. and Tony Case; his sister, Susan Case Swihart and nine grandchildren.  Danny is preceded in death by his father, Arthur Case. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312).  Visitation is from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday and after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Danny’s funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday in the Taylor-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ray Estes officiating.  Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made in Danny’s honor to the Lewisport Fire Department.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolence may be expressed at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

Alicia M. Richards

Alicia M. Richards, 45, of Reynolds Station, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at her home. She was born on October 23, 1967 in Owensboro to Donald and Rita Hatfield Richards. She was a member of Boling Chapel United Methodist Church. Alicia received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Midway College and worked as a RN at Owensboro Place Care & Rehab Center.

Survivors include her parents, Donald and Rita Richards; four children, Leighandrea Eades, Stephon Kerr, Jason Kerr and Mikey Kerr; a granddaughter, Lacie Eades and her best friend, Deanna Whorley along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday November 25, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be private. Alicia’s family will be greeting family and friends at Gibson & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. until service time. Online messages of condolence can be left for her family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Dorothy P. (Dot) McCamish

Dorothy P. “Dot” McCamish, 87, of Hawesville died Monday November 19, 2012 at Heartland Villa with her family at her side. Dot was born on February 28, 1925 in Ohio County to the late Otha and Annie Phillips Payne. Dot and her husband Bryant started M&C Auto parts in 1966 and she worked there until she retired, went to school at Fordsville and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband Bryant, three sisters Katie Snyder, Lucille Payne and Edith Fuqua and two brothers Iva Lee Payne and W. L. Payne.

Survivors include two sons Bryant Gayle (Janie) McCamish and James Dwight (Zelma) McCamish both of Hawesville; three grandchildren Kim (Grey) Garvin of Inverness, FL, Michael (Sheri) McCamish of Nashville, TN and Eric Jason (Dena) McCamish of Hawesville; three great grandchildren Paige Garvin, Blake McCamish and Spencer McCamish; a brother Kenny (Juanita) Payne and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Saturday November 24, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cates Cemetery in Whitesville. Dot’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday. Online condolences may be left for Dot’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Charles A. DeJarnette

Charles A. DeJarnette, 82, of Hawesville died Tuesday November 13, 2012 at Owensboro Medical Health System. Charlie was born on May 4, 1930 in Cloverport, KY to the late Alfred and Margaret Laslie DeJarnette. He retired from American Olean Tile after 40 plus years and was a farmer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on his farm.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years Betty McFarling DeJarnette; two daughters Carmen Roberson of Owensboro and Marlene Lowrance of Tell City, In; two grandchildren Rachel Fallon Henson of Hawesville and Justin Aaron Lowrance of Tell City; two great grandchildren Zion Reeves and Noah Henson; a sister Zorita Lucas of Memphis, TN; five sister in laws Pauline DeJarnette, Eva Buford, Nellie Sowards, Shirley Kiplinger, Peggy Freeman and Marie Butler and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Charlie’s life will be at 11:00 am Friday November 16, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Serenity Hills. Charlie’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 PM until 8:00 pm Thursday and from 7:00 am until service time Friday. Online condolences may be left for Charlie’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com
 

 

Bea Hall

Bea Hall, 87, of Bonita Springs, Florida died Monday, November 12, at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs.  Bea was born September 10, 1925 in Daviess County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Flerry and Myrtle Roberts.  On October 8, 1943 she wed John Henry Hall and they resided in Kokomo, Indiana until they retired and moved to Florida.  She was of the Baptist faith, loved to play cards, enjoyed camping, square dancing and traveling.

 

In addition to her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Hall; her three brothers, Clyde, Owen and Gene Roberts; her four sisters, Dorothy Staples, Ethel Poole, Lorene Howard and Thelma Duncan and one great-granddaughter, Marissa Roles.

 

Her survivors include three daughters, Sue (Gene) Frazier of Kokomo, Indiana, Peggy (Garness) Willard of Raywick, Kentucky and Shirley (Charley) Young of Bonita Springs, Florida; one brother, Everett (Pauline) Roberts of Maceo, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Timothy (Marguerite) Frazier, Pam (Tom) Bennett, John Seward, and April (Kenny) Roles; eight great-grandchildren, Rick (fiancee’ Heather Babbin) Bennett, Kelly Sue (Brenton) Van Dame, Jordan Bennett, Shelley (Chris) Oakes, J.C. Frazier, Samantha Seward, Lexi and Luke Roles; one great-great grandchild, Cyren Oakes; her special nephew, Joe (my Joe) Keithley (fiancee’ Theresa Powell) and many beloved nieces and nephews with which she shared precious memories.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312).  Visitation is from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, and after 12:00 P.M. Saturday, central time.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday in the Taylor-Wood Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tom Bennett officiating.  Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery.   Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

Clara Taylor Hulse

Clara Taylor Hulse, 90, of Lewisport, passed away peacefully with her family present on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Owensboro Medical Health System as the result of a fall.  She was born in Humbolt, Illinois on Wednesday, August 16, 1922 to the late Jennings Bryan Taylor, Sr. and Leah Isabelle Hendrick Taylor.  Clara was a homemaker, pastor’s wife, member of Lewisport United Methodist Church and had a deeply committed with God. She was married  68 years to her husband, Rev. Charles L. Hulse and dedicated her later life to caring for him during his illness.

 

In addition to her husband, Clara is survived by her daughters, Sharon “Shay” Akin (Jerry), Suzanne James (Don), and Sarah Wuertz (Dave); her sisters, Dorothy Chappell and Ann Hagan; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her brothers, Russell Taylor and Bryan Taylor, Jr. and one granddaughter.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312).  Visitation is from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at Taylor-Wood Funeral Home. Mrs. Hulse’s funeral service will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Lewisport United Methodist Church with Rev. Todd Love officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Allen Chappell, John Chappell, Todd Hagan, Benjamin James, Bruce McDaniel and Steve Taylor.  Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C.  28607-3000.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolence may be expressed at www.taylorwoodfh.com

 

William F. (Freddie) Carter

William F. “Freddie” Carter, 70, of Hawesville, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2012 at home. He was born in Hawesville on July 30, 1942 to the late William Albert and Mary Violet Stallings Carter. He was a heavy equipment operator. Freddie enjoyed fishing and collecting coins.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Alexander Carter; two daughters Sandy Freeman (Keith) of Cannelton, IN and Tammie Stepro (Roy) of Grandview,IN; two sons Ronnie Carter (Janessa) of Hawesville and Jason Sims of Tellico Plains, TN; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three sisters, Frances Bailey (Mike), Vickie Gray (Toby) and Pam McIntire (Ron); a brother Terry Carter and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at Gibson & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 2 p.m., with private burial. Freddie’s family will be greeting family and friends on Tuesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Messages of condolence may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

John David (JD) Adkins

John David “J.D.” Adkins, 83, of Hawesville, went home to be with Jesus Christ Wednesday Nov. 7th, at his home. He was born on August 31, 1929 in Hawesville to the late Chambers and Alma Spencer Adkins. He was a preacher of the gospel, he pastored Popular Grove Baptist Church for many years, served as interim pastor in several local churches and also served as deacon for many years before surrendering to preach the gospel. J.D. was a member of Central Baptist Church in Hawesville, KY. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Barbara Burnette Adkins and a brother Spencer Adkins.

JD had a very hard work ethic. He was a member of the Carpenter Union and worked in construction all of his life, both professionally and enjoyed repairing and remodeling homes. He loved telling all who would listen about what His Lord Jesus had meant to him. J.D.’s family was his most prized earthly possession.

Survivors include seven children. One daughter Lisa (Bruce) Adkins of Owensboro, KY, and six son’s Jerry Adkins of Hawesville, Johnny (Deysma) Adkins of Titusville, FL, Spencer (Susan) Adkins of Yelvington, KY, Mitchell (Stacy) Adkins of Glasgow, KY, Brian (Velma) Adkins of Hawesville, and Todd (Jenny) Adkins of Hawesville; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Central Baptist Church, with burial in Serenity Hills. J.D.’s family will be greeting family and friends on Friday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville and from 11 a.m. until service time at Central Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 127, Hawesville, KY 42348. Messages of condolence can be left for J.D.’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Opal Cheek

Opal Cheek, 99, of Hawesville went to be with her Lord on Tuesday October 30, 2012 at Hermitage Care & Rehab Center. Opal was born on December 14, 1912 in Hancock County to the late James “Tittle” and Anna Wells Keown. She was a member at Hawesville Baptist Church, a member of Eastern Star and a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband Preston Cheek and a daughter Delores Cheek.

Surviving Opal are a son Durward (Joan) Cheek of Reynolds Station; a granddaughter Marsha (Scott) Ayer; a grandson Delwin (Teresa) Cheek; three great grandchildren, Jenna (Quentin) Smeathers, Logan and Kolten Cheek; two sisters Jeanette (Les) Lambert and Linda (Jim) Hamilton and several Nieces and Nephews

Services are at 11:00 am Friday November 2, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Newton Springs Cemetery. Opal’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday and from 7 a.m. until service time Friday. Online messages of condolence can be left for Opal’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Christine Angela "Christy" Paul

Christine Angela “Christy” Paul, 42, of Lewisport died Friday October 26, 2012 at Perry Country Memorial Hospital, after a strong fought battle with Leukemia. Christy was born on September 12, 1970 in Endicott, New York to Willard and Betty Shawver. Christy graduated from Scott County High School and Eastern Kentucky University. She worked as a school psychologist for Hancock County School System.

Christy will be sadly missed by her husband of nearly twenty years, Chris; a daughter Rene; a son Johnathon; parents Betty and Willard Shawver; a brother Bill; nieces Jamie, Sammi and Kiley; special cousins Cassandra, Rebekka, Anna, Ali, Cindy and many friends.

A celebration of Christy’s life will be held on Sunday November 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Christy’s family will be greeting family and friends from 1:00 pm until service time Sunday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home 275 Court Square Hawesville, KY 42348 with Pastor Justin Childers officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County High School Band. Please make checks to Hancock County High School Band and mail to: Christy Paul Memorial Fund, 1210 Utility Lewisport Rd. Lewisport, KY 42351. Online condolences may be left for Christy’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Robert L. "Bobby" Powers

Robert L. “Bobby” Powers, 65, of Owensboro died Thursday October25, 2012 at Owensboro Place. Bobby was born on April 25, 1947 to the late Robert Orville and Virginia Shadwick Powers. Bobby was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church. Following graduation from Hancock County High School, He was drafted into the Army. Bobby proudly served his country as a Military Police during tours of duty in Southeast Asia. After his service career, Bobby was employed as a policeman for the Louisville Police Dept. Upon retirement he was a heavy equipment operator. Bobby loved all animals especially his dogs Barney, Susie and Molly.

Survivors include a daughter Virginia (Jason) Sparks of Winchester; a sister Alice Herndon, one nephew, three great nephews and special friends Vickie Royal, Roy and Mae Dennison and Stephanie Tong.

In honoring Bobby’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left for Bobby’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Richard A. "Ricky" Simpson

Richard A. “Ricky” Simpson, 58, of Hawesville died Wednesday October 17, 2012 at Owensboro Medical Health System. Ricky was born on November 8, 1953 in Hardsinburg, KY to the late Jessie and Mary Agnes Robinson Simpson. He was retired from Aleris Aluminum and was a member of USWA #9443. He was preceded in death by a son Richard Allen “Ratchet” Simpson and four brothers Gary Dale Simpson, James “Jimmy” Simpson, Donnie “Squirrel” Simpson and Joey Simpson.

Surviving Ricky are two daughters Rebecca (Christopher) Clater of Owensboro and Krystal (Joel) Sebastian of Hawesville; a son Jason (Katelyn) Simpson of Hawesville; a daughter in law Anita Simpson of Owensboro; nine grandchildren Melissa Simpson, Eithan Simpson, Kristfero Cook, Mekenzie Clater, Dillon Sebastian, Wesley Sebastian, Ashtyn Clater, Seth Portman and Gabrielle Simpson; four sisters Gloria Jernelle Tongate, Debbie Simpson, Vickie Morris, Suzie Simpson; three brothers Keith Simpson, Dean Simpson and Kevin Simpson several nieces and nephews and his faithful pet companion Tiny also known to everyone as Baby Girl.

Services are at 1:00 pm Saturday October 20, 2012 at Gibson 7 Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Serenity Hills. Ricky’s family will be greeting family and friend from 3:00 pm until 8:00 Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday. Online condolences may be left for Ricky’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Richard C. "Rickey" Lamar, Jr.

Richard C. “Rickey” Lamar, Jr., 65, of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday October 5, 2012 at Owensboro Medical Health System. Rickey was born on July 2, 1947 in Owensboro to the late Richard and Beulah Lamar. He was a member of Hawesville United Methodist Church, retired from Aleris Aluminum, member of United Steel Workers Association Local 9443, Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Assoc. and a farmer. He was preceded in death by a sister Iantha Gaynor.

Survivors include three sisters Aileen (Tip) Adkins of Hawesville, Eloise (Bill) Edwards and Barbara Moore both of Owensboro; a brother Terry (Barbara) Lamar of Hawesville; 24 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Monday October 8, 2012 at Hawesville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Serenity Hills. Rickey’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00pm Sunday and from 7:00 am till 12:30 pm Monday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. The family has requested all memorial contributions be made to Diabetes Assoc., HUMC Covenant fund or Meals on Wheels, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for Rickey’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

George R. Shirk

George R. Shirk, 86, of Evansville, IN, passed away peacefully Monday, October 1, 2012, at his home.

George graduated from Central High School, Class of 1944 and attended Evansville College. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Saratoga CV3. George retired from Whirlpool after 41 years in 1986, and was a member of Whirlpool Retirees Club. He was a former member of the Coterie Dance Club, Friday Night Dance Club, Fendrich Men's Golf League and Pigeon Creek Golf Group. He was a member of the American Legion Newburgh Post 44 and VFW 1114. George and Judy enjoyed their Thursday night dinner group. He was an avid Indiana University Basketball and Colts Football fan.

George was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Jean Hawkins, in 1988; parents, Ray Claypool and Elizabeth (Hobgood)Shirk; a sister, Bettye Stein and a step-grandson, Alex Nunn of Hawesville.

He is survived by his wife, Judith (Schulte) Shirk; daughter, Kathy E. Vowels (Dan), sons, Mike Shirk (Jan), and Clay Shirk (Kim), all of Evansville, Indiana; step-children, J. Laine Nunn (Greg) of Hawesville, Angela Mundy (Julia Slaninka) of Jasper, Indiana; 5 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren; sister, Jeanne Gerst (Bob), of Evansville, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, and will continue from 9 to 10 am Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 10 am, Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the funeral home, with Sister Jane Miller officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 610 E. Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713.

 

Richard K. (Donk) Hayes

Richard K. (Donk) Hayes, 52, of Hawesville died suddenly Wednesday September 26, at his home. He was born on March 26, 1960 in Louisville, KY to James and Gail Forrester Hayes. He was employed by the U S Corp of Engineers as a diver. He was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Gail Hayes and a brother Kenneth Lee Hayes.

Survivors include his son Richard K. Hayes ll; his mother Gail (Jesse) Gross; his father James Hayes; his fiance’, Tracye Lynette Wilder; a sister Pamela Ann Fix; two brothers James Hayes, Jr. and Terry Hayes; two granddaughters, Katlyn Marie Faye Hayes and Anna Lee Hayes; nephews, nieces and cousins.

Services are at 1:00 pm CST Saturday September 29, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Pleasureville Cemetery in Pleasureville, KY with a graveside service at 4:30 pm CST. Richard’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST Friday and from 12 noon to service time Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for Richard’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

James Clinton Gibbs

James Clinton Gibbs, of Hawesville, Kentucky, age 87, passed away on September 26th, 2012. Mr. Gibbs was born August 11, 1925 in Hawesville, Kentucky the first of 8 children of the late Albert and Inez Gibbs. He graduated from Beechmont/Hawesville High School in 1942 and then joined the US Army Air Corps, which later became the US Air Force and proudly served his Country as a Flight Engineer for 20 years. A Veteran of WW II, he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant before his retirement in 1962. He then worked for the US Postal Service in Homestead, Florida. Always aspiring to reach higher, Mr. Gibbs went to work for the Federal Aviation Administration in Miami, Florida and retired with a combined total of 37 years of Service to his Country.

A devoted husband and father, Mr. Gibbs devoted his life to serving his family and his Country.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Dolores House Gibbs of Hawesville, and their children: Larry Wayne Gibbs of Tell City, Indiana, James C. Gibbs, Jr. (Sue) of Midway, Tennessee, Kathryn Dean Gibbs, Ormond Beach, Florida, and he was pre-deceased by his son Glenn Neil Gibbs (Patricia) who died in 1985. Papaw also leaves to cherish his memory his Grandchildren, Cynthia Lynn Gibbs of Homestead, Florida, Justin Robert Tackett (Minda), of Sanford, Florida, and Holly Limonte (Oliver), of Miami, Florida, and two great-grandchildren, Shelby Bullitt of Orlando, Florida, and Tyler Glenn Limonte of Miami, Florida, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gibbs is also survived by his brothers, William (Laor) Gibbs, Hawesville, Randall (Carolyn) Gibbs, Rineyville,, Kentucky, and his sisters Dorothy (Bill) Blinzinger, Hawesville, Alta Mae Nichols, Hawesville, & Linda Gibbs, Falls Church, Virginia. Mr. Gibbs was pre-deceased by his brother Bobby Gibbs and sister Mary Miranda.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Gibbs will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville. James’ family will receive visitors from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Mr. Gibbs remains will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial contributions be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.

 

Sandra Gayle (Huff) Bruner

Sandra Gayle (Huff) Bruner, 65, of Hawesville was called home to her heavenly father on Wednesday September 5, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by her loving family and friends. Sandy was born on June 29, 1947 in Daviess County to the late Robert Oliver and Flora Myrl Huff. She was of the Baptist faith, loved God and dedicated in prayer. A loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, she spent nearly all of her life in Hancock County, on a farm she shared with her husband, raising her children and caring for her grandchildren. Sandy loved taking care of others, especially children and was affectionately called “Mimi” by all who knew and loved her. She was a caregiver for her grandchildren until she was diagnosed with cancer in November of 2009. She loved all animals, but especially fond of her cats, Albie and Tito, who she treated more like babies than pets.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years William Darrell Bruner; two daughters Joy (Tim) Everly of Owensboro and Jill (Wayne) Thomas of Philpot; a son Cody (Stefanie) Bruner of Owensboro; a step son Greg Bruner of Owensboro; nineteen grandchildren Brandi (Jeff), Wes (Amanda), Michael, Lauren, Cody, Caitlin, Chase, Hannah, Janzen, Morgan, Noah, Chandler, Laura, Brayden, Megan, Logan, Maddy, Aiden and Olivia; a step grandson Andrew; three great grandchildren CJ, Caleb and Brylee; surrogate grandmother to Kyle, Chris, Cameron and Corey; two brothers Dennie (Joyce) Huff of Owensboro and Rev. Sam (Vanessa) Huff of Whitesville; a sister Dee Dee (Kevin) Jackson of Owensboro; several nieces; several nephews and her best friend Cindy Smith of Owensboro.

Services are at 11:00 am Saturday September 8, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, with her brother Rev. Sam Huff officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens. Sandy’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday at the Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for Sandy’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Loren E. Ebling Sr.

Loren E. Ebling Sr., 63, of Hawesville died suddenly Monday August 27, 2012 at his home. Loren was born on December 30, 1948 in Hopkinsville, KY to Lawrence and Joyce Still Ebling. He was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church and a truck driver. Loren was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by a son Loren E. Ebling Jr., his father Lawrence Ebling and a sister Carolyn Ebling.

Survivors include his wife Cora Ebling; a daughter Lisa Saltkill of Owensboro; his mother Joyce Ebling of Owensboro; two sisters Patricia Nicholas of Owensboro and Sharon Parks of Ohio County; a daughter in law, Toni Wright Ebling 5; grandchildren, David Simonds, Spencer Saltkill, Jonathan Saltkill, Sarah Beth Ebling and Hailey Ebling; two great grandchildren, Murphey Simonds and Dallas Simonds.

Graveside services are at 11:00 am Saturday September 1, 2012 at Serenity Hills in Hawesville. The family requests all donations be made to the Loren Ebling Memorial Fund in care of Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for Loren’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Mary Evelyn House Rice

Mary Evelyn House Rice, 89, of Hawesville died suddenly Saturday August 25, 2012 at her home. Mary Evelyn was born on July 22, 1923 in Hancock County to the late Elmont and Thelma Nugent House. She was a housewife, a member of Mt Eden Baptist Church and attended the Hancock County School System. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her many friends, cooking, piecing quilts and watching Kentucky ball games. She was a very special person and all who were fortunate enough to know her were truly blessed. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Max Rice, a daughter Brenda Rice Adkins, a brother Dale House and a son in law Frank “Buddy” Adkins.

Survivors include a son Dennis Rice of Hawesville; two granddaughters Robin Rice and Maxee Rice of Hartford; three grandsons Max Adkins (Joyce) and Mark Adkins of Hawesville and Darin Rice of Caneyville; three sisters Delores Gibbs and Merle Quinn of Hawesville and Dean Nugent of Tell City; three brothers Russell House of Owensboro, Donald House of Tell City and Jerry House of Hawesville and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Tuesday August 28, 2012 at Mt Eden Baptist Church with Rev. Foy Back officiating. Burial will be in Mt Eden Baptist Church Cemetery. Mary Evelyn’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday and from 7:00 am until 10:30 am Tuesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for Mary Evelyn’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Tilman Ray Schroader

Tilman Ray Schroader, 40, of Hawesville died Sunday August 19, 2012 at his home. Tilman was born on July 16, 1972 in Owensboro to the late Carl Ray Schroader and Sharon R. Wright Cline. He was a construction worker, handy man, enjoyed playing his guitar, fishing and being outdoors. He was preceded in death by his wife Terry Schroader.

Survivors include a son Ethan Dale Schroader of Owensboro: a brother Sonny (Ashley) Cline of Hawesville; two sisters Vanessa Cline (Billy Bolin) of Magnet, IN and Sandra (Shane) Stuckey of Jasper, IN and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be at 1:00 pm Friday August 24, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. A private family burial will be at a later date. Tilman’s family will be greeting family and friends from 10:00 am until service time Friday. Online condolences may be left for Tilman’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

James Jared Wheatley

James Jared Wheatley, 36, of Hawesville died August 15, 2012 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. Jared was born in Hawesville on July 22, 1976 to Rodney and Loretta Johnson Wheatley. Jared was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He enjoyed NASCAR, country music, Harley Davidson’s, football, family and friends. He was preceded in death by two grandparents James S. Wheatley and Herbert Johnson.

Survivors include two daughters Paige and Breana of Hardinsburg; his parents Rodney and Loretta Wheatley of Hawesville; a sister Debbie (J. R.) Rust of Lewisport; a niece Abigail Pritchett of Lewisport; two nephews Logan Pritchett and Ian Michael Rust of Lewisport; grandparents Frances Wheatley Storm of Hawesville and Audeline Johnson of Owensboro and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services are at 11:00 am Saturday August 18, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home with Father Brian Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery in Hawesville. Jared’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday with prayers at 7:00 pm and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for Jared’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Justin Delbert Gross

Justin Delbert Gross, 21, of Hawesville, died July 30, 2012 in Tell City, IN. Justin was born on September 25, 1990 in Owensboro, KY to Rodney and Dana Vandgrift Gross. He was a member at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a 2009 graduate of Hancock County High School where he was a member of the track and cross country team and a student at Brescia University. He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents James E. “Pete” and Ellen Louise Vandgrift, Arnold and Mary Keown and an uncle Robert Dale Vandgrift; paternal great grandparent Clifford Gross Sr. and Ardith Gross and Cecelia Hurm.

Surviving Justin are his parents Rodney and Dana Gross of Hawesville; a sister Megan Gross of Hawesville; maternal grandparents Bobby and Joyce Keown Vandgrift of Hawesville, paternal grandmother Betty Gross of Rockport, paternal grandfather Clifford Gross of Owensboro and a maternal great grandfather Bernard E. Hurm, Sr.

Services are at 12 noon Wednesday August 1, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be in Serenity Hills. Justin’s family will be greeting family and friends Tuesday from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm with prayers at 7:00pm and Wednesday from 7:00 am till 11:30 am at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. The family request be made to the Hancock County track and cross country team in memory of Justin Gross, envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for Justin’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Denis Wayne (Deny) Wheatley

Denis Wayne (Deny) Wheatley, 46, of Hawesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior at his home Sunday, July 22, 2012 with his family by his side. Deny was born June 24, 1966 in Tell City, In. to Denis F. Wheatley and Martha Edge Wheatley. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was retired from the Hancock County Road Department. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Franklin and Sylvia Wheatley and John W. and Gladys Edge. Deny enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, horseback riding, and camping.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Connie Brandle Wheatley; four children, Logan Wheatley, Shaina Wheatley, Austin Wheatley and Laura Wheatley all at home; his parents, Denis F. and Martha Wheatley of Hawesville; four sisters, Tina Powers of Hawesville, Johnee’ Roberts of Gray, TN, Malinda Stewart of Hawesville, Amy Hess of Tell City, In.; three brothers, Tim Wheatley, Frank Wheatley and Edmon Wheatley all of Hawesville, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Services will be Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hawesville at 11:00 am with Father Chrispin Oneko officiating. Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery. Deny’s family will be greeting family and friends Tuesday, July24, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Wednesday from 7:00 am till 10:30am. Prayers will be at 7:00pm Tuesday at Gibson Son Funeral Home. The family requests all donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left for Deny’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

James Ashton "Jimmy" Howard, PE

James Ashton “Jimmy” Howard, P. E., 62, of Hawesville died Monday July 16, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Jimmy was born in Hawesville, KY on March 21, 1950 to the late Lawrence Howard and Helen Spencer Howard Jarboe. Jimmy was of the Baptist faith, past Hancock County Jaycee, former member of the Union Baptist Church softball team, a 1990 Kentucky Colonel, past United Way president, United Way Business and Industry chairman, 2002 chairman for the Mitch McConnell Hancock County campaign, Republican member of the Hancock County Board of Elections, a member of Windridge Country Club. He enjoyed UK basketball, NASCAR, golf and spending time with his family.

Jimmy was 1972 graduate of Western Kentucky University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired from Willamette Industries in 2003. During his career at the paper mill he was a superintendent of the Bleach Mill, production manager of the Medium Mill and production manager of the Fine paper mill.

Surviving Jimmy is his wife of 20 years, Janet L. Butler Howard; three children, Jamie (Jimmy Garrison, Fiancé’) Howard, Bryan (Kelly) Gaynor and Jeff (Jamie) Gaynor; six grandchildren, Tyler Gaynor, Josh Gaynor, Jayda Garrison, Trevor Winningham, Jaycie Garrison and Emma Gaynor and two sisters, Carol (Terry) Blake and Mary Lou (Wayne) Stephens along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawesville Baptist Church with burial following in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Jimmy’s family will be greeting family and friends Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Hancock Co. Animal Shelter, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online messages of condolence can be made at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

James Roma Lindsey

James Roma Lindsey, 90, of Hawesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday July 13, 2012 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, IN. James was born on July 4, 1922 in McQuady, KY to the late Claude and Clora Smith Lindsey. James was a member of Central Baptist Church, served as a deacon at different churches since 1953 and an Army veteran of WW II where he served in 104th Division as a Timberwolf. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Mildred (Polly) Lindsey, a sister Geraldine and three brothers William Everett, Ray and Joe Paul.

Surviving James are four children John Allen Lindsey of Owensboro, James F. “Jimmy” Lindsey and Barbara (Stuart) Spindel of both Hawesville and Clora (Cecil) Harvey of Temple, OK; 9 grandchildren Eric Lindsey, Kelly Montgomery, Nina Lindsey, Jamie Kim, Kay Lindsey, Jason W. Lindsey, Megan Spindel, Terri Bushman and Brenda Harvey; 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Monday July 16, 2012 at Central Baptist Church with burial in Serenity Hills with Military Honors. James’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday and from 7:00 am until 10:30 am at Gibson & Son Funeral Home and from 11:00 am until service time at Central Baptist Church Monday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Central Baptist Church building fund. Online condolences may be left for James’ family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Eva Mae Carwile Rearden

Eva Mae Carwile Rearden, 77, went home to be with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, July 9, 2012 at her home. Eva was born in Breckinridge County on January 18, 1935 to the late Baker and Artie Allen Carwile. She was a housewife and homemaker and member at Blackford Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Edmond Rearden and a son Joey Rearden.

Survivors include a daughter Pamela Jean Mayo of Rockport, IN; a son David E. Rearden of Hawesville, KY; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Thursday, July 11, 2012 at Blackford Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Eva’s family will be greeting family and friends from 11:00am until 8:00pm Wednesday and from 7:00am until 10:30 am Thursday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home and from 11:00am until service time Thursday at Blackford Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Charles Richard Shultz

Charles Richard Shultz, 77, of Lewisport died Monday July 2, 2012. Charles was born in Pellville, KY on November 30, 1934 to the late Jesse and Virginia Winkler Shultz. He was a member at Lewisport Baptist Church, retired from Green River Steel after 30 years, past Fire Chief of Pellville Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Hancock Lodge #115.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years Norma Lambert Shultz, a daughter Kelley Simmons (Bobby); a son Richard Shultz (Robin); four grandchildren Mark (Angie), Jeremy (Carrie), Jeff (Jenny) and Lori (Josh); six great grandchildren Cole, Lily, Jack, Jacob, Lane and Emily; a sister Linda Jones; two brothers Randy (Lucy) and Billy (Eugenia) and nieces and nephews.

Services are at 4:00 pm Tuesday July 3, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Pellville Cemetery. Charles’s family will be greeting family and friends from 1:00 pm until service time Tuesday. Online condolences may be left for Charles’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Quinn

Age 81, died June 22, 2012, in Indiana while traveling from Kentucky to Michigan. Memorial visitation at Swartz Funeral Home in Michigan at a later date. Cremains will be interred at Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Michigan, with Military Honors. Gibson & Son Funeral Home will be handling local arrangements, www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

Mr. Quinn was born in Patesville, Kentucky, on December 23, 1930, the son of Marquis and Alma (Snyder) Quinn and was a resident of Hawesville, Kentucky, formerly of Flint, Michigan. He grew up in rural Kentucky where he helped out on the family tobacco farm and attended a one room school. He graduated from Western Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and later graduated from Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, in 1964.

He served in the United States Air Force, stationed in California during the Korean Conflict. He was later assigned as Provost Marshall at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, which brought him to Michigan. From 1958-1960, he was stationed in Saudi Arabia, and then worked for McCormick Spice Company after leaving active service. He remained in the Air Force Reserves until 1974 when he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Judge Quinn began his law career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan in 1964. From there he went into private law practice in Clio. In 1969 he became a District Court Judge, and was appointed Genesee County Probate Judge in 1970 where he spent the remainder of his judicial career. He retired from the bench in 1989. After his retirement, he was appointed Racing Commissioner for the State of Michigan where he served until 1992. He then returned to private practice. Judge Quinn was a member of the Genesee County Bar Association.

Surviving are former wife, Rena Novak Quinn; daughters Susan (Dale) Wolverton of Swartz Creek, Michigan; Laura (Alan Smith) Quinn of Silver Spring, Maryland; Kathryn (Ron) Satow of Hermosa Beach, California; son Michael (Sima Lotfi) Quinn of Rockville, Maryland; grandchildren Matthew Wolverton, Marcus Wolverton, Isabel Smith, and Quinn Satow; great grandson on the way; brothers Clay (Shirlene) Quinn, and Ray Quinn; sisters Mary Lee Quinn, and Joan (Charles) King.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Norma Franzman.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to Whaley Children’s Center, 1201 N. Grand Traverse St., Flint, MI 48503.

 

Rita Huff Burk

Rita Huff Burk, 71, of Hawesville passed away Sunday June 10, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. Rita was born in Hancock County on September 4, 1940 to the late Raymond and Bessie Basham Huff. She was of the Methodist faith and a housewife. She was preceded in death by her brother Ronald Huff.

Rita enjoyed quilting, working in her yard, gardening and canning. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years Kenneth Ray Burk; her children Timothy (Mary) Burk, Maika (Dennis) Veach, Kim Rae Burk and Matthew Burk; grandchildren Patrick Burk, Joseph Burk, Lauren Burk, Kyle (Amy) Veach, Stephen (Amy Beth) Veach, Jonathan Veach, Brian (Amanda) Burk, Ashley Burk (Gary), Matthew Burk, Amy Burk and Chase Brown whom she thought of as a grandchild and great grandchildren Nolan Veach, Kyleigh Veach, Raylan Veach, Keelie Burk, Mason Burk and Ashtyn Nugent. She will also be missed by her dear friend Bobbi Brown.

Services are at 2:30 pm Wednesday June 13, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cloverport Cemetery. Rita’s family will be greeting family and friends from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am until service time Wednesday. The family request all memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Online messages of condolence may be left for Rita’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Lula Bates Chaffin

Lula Bates Chaffin, 88, Hawesville, died Tuesday, June 05, 2012 at Heartland Villa at Lewisport. She was a Hancock County native born on July 23, 1923 to the late William and Jennie Boling Bates. She was a member of Boling Chapel United Methodist Church and a housewife. She enjoyed her family, quilting and was former secretary and church historian. She was preceded in death by her husband Carroll Ray Chaffin, step-father Chester R. Chaffin, two sisters Zula B. Huff and Rosetta Hartz, half-sister Hazel Adkins, two grandsons Dustin Ray Brock and Brandon Kyle Chaffin and a very special niece Judy K. Huff.

Survivors include a daughter Sandra (Jay) Harding of Corpus Christi, TX; three sons Johnny (Nancy) Chaffin and Rodney (Debbie) Chaffin both of Lewisport and Steven (Julie) Chaffin of Lubbock, TX.; ten grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; one great great grandchild;, a sister-in-law Marie Phillips of Hawesville and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 09, 2012 at Boling Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Boling Chapel Cemetery. Lula’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville and from 9:00 A.M. till service time at Boling Chapel United Methodist Church. The family requests all donations be made to Boling Chapel Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be left for Lula’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Danny Newton

On June 2, 2012, the Lord called his good and faithful servant, Danny Newton, 75, of Lewisport home. He died at Owensboro Medical Health System with his loving family at his side. Danny was born on January 28, 1937 in West Frankfort, IL to the late Emmitt and Lillie Belle Sanders Newton. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a retired truck driver for L. R. Chapman. Danny Newton was a special person, loving husband, father and papaw. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and playing his guitar. He was preceded in death by a grandson Aaron Newton.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years Jean Young Newton; four children Gary (Carletta) Newton, Dana (Scott) Gorman, Larry (Donna) Newton and Rodney Newton (Regina Held); five grandchildren Scotty and Ashley Gorman, Shana and Sim Roberts, Justin Newton (Becca Taylor), Brent and Katie Gorman and Ashtyn Newton; seven great grandchildren James Roberts, Dylan Roberts, Peyton Roberts, Haley Gorman, Audrey Gorman, Jamison Pate and Christopher Pate; a sister Helen Herode; two brothers Charles Newton and George Newton; three step grandchildren Adrienne Gedling, Leslie Burnett and C J Gedling; four step great grandchildren Wade Gedling, Noah Burnett, Conner Gedling and Gabriella Burnett and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 4:00 pm Wednesday June 6, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Lewisport Cemetery. Danny’s family will be greeting family and friends from 1:30 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am until service time Wednesday. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Hancock County Help Office, envelopes will be available at the funeral home or be dropped off at the Hancock Co. Judge/Executive office. Online condolences may be left for Danny’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Russell Herman Gray

Russell Herman Gray, 68, of Hawesville, went to be with God on Sunday May 20, 2012 at Golden Living in Tell City, IN. Herman was born on September 26, 1943 in Hawesville, KY to the late Doris and Pauline Wheatley Gray. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department. He enjoyed watching TV, playing Bingo and listening to music.

Surviving are a daughter Dana Michelle Gray; a son Rodney Allen Gray; a sister Jeanie (Bo) Hanks of Hawesville; five brothers Harold Gray of Louisville, Bob (Faye) Gray, Clayton (Gloria) Gray, Carl Gray and Donnie (Judy) Gray all of Hawesville and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Tuesday May 22, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery. Herman’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday and from 7:00 am until 10:30 am Tuesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for Herman’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

 

Helen Dawson Finley Wilkerson

Helen Dawson Finley Wilkerson, 88, of Union Star, KY, formerly of Hawesville, went to be with her Lord, early Wednesday morning May 16, 2012 at Breckinridge County Memorial Hospital. Helen was born on August 12, 1923 in Newburgh, IN to the late James and Elizabeth Egan Dawson. She was of the Baptist faith and a housewife. She was preceded in death by three brothers William, Jesse and Estil Dawson; one sister Bonnie Basham; a daughter Joyce Finley; two grandchildren Brandon Dean Greer and Robert Stevens; her first husband Robert Finley and her second husband Benjamin Wilkerson.

Survivors include four children Linda (Garrett) Quarles of Terre Haute, IN, Dallas Carl Findley of West Terre haute, IN, Vernon Lewis Finley of Hatfield, IN and Brenda Arrington of Hawesville, KY; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday May 20, 2012 at Gibson& Son Funeral home in Hawesville, KY. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Helen’s family will be greeting family and friends Saturday from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm and from 7:00 am until service time Sunday. The family is asking for all donations be made to the Helen Wilkerson Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left for Helen’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Ann Stogner

Ann Stogner, 79, of Cloverport, KY, formally of Hawesville died Tuesday May 15, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born on February 12, 1933 in D’Hanis, TX to the late Travis and Annie Carle Bolling. Ann was a member at St. Rose Catholic Church and attended Pisgah Baptist Church. She was a retired librarian at the Hancock County Library. She enjoyed reading, crossword and other puzzles and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Glendel Stogner, her son Travis Stogner and a great grandson Lewis Warner.

Surviving are five children Christopher (Valerie) Stogner of Jacksonville, FL, Theresa (Rick) Stanley of Clarksville, TN, Bridget (Mike) Glenn of Cloverport, KY, Shawn Stogner of St Mary’s, GA and Rose (Todd) Burnett of Elizabethtown, KY; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services are at 11:00 am Saturday May 19, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery. Ann’s family will be greeting family and friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday. Expression of sympathy can be a donation to your favorite charity, The Gideons, March of Dimes or Pisgah Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left for Ann’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Kathy Lynn Butler

Kathy Lynn Butler, 41, of Cloverport, passed away Friday April 27, 2012 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was born in Hardinsburg on September 22, 1970 to Samuel Butler and Janice Hale. She attended Cloverport Community Church and was an industrial painter.

Survivors include three daughters, Destiny Butler, Breana Herring and Kaitlyn Herring; four grandchildren, Wyatt Gomez, Marcus Pillow, Arya Jones and Josiah Herring; her parents Samuel Butler and Janice and Don Hale; three sisters, Samantha Howe, Andrea Butler and Ashley Phillips and two brothers, Randy Butler and William Butler along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm on Monday April 30, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 pm until 7 pm and Monday from 7 am until service time. The family requests any expressions of sympathy be made to the Kathy Butler Memorial Fund in care of Gibson & Son Funeral Home PO Box 87 Hawesville, KY 42348, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online messages of condolence can be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Gracie Decker Obenchain

Gracie Decker Obenchain, 80, of Hawesville went to be with her Lord, Wednesday April 25, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Gracie was born on February 10, 1932 in McQuady, KY to the late Charlie and Doshie Smith Decker. She was a charter member of New Life Baptist Church, worked ten years at American Olen Tile and a housewife. She enjoyed word search puzzles and cooking for family and farm hands. She was preceded in death by a son Stanley Obenchain and a brother Danny Decker.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years Jim Obenchain; five children Kenny (Brenda) Obenchain of Foley, AL, Lila (Glenn) Whitten, Inous (Bill) Garland and Ronnie Obenchain all of Hawesville and Frances (Greg) Batie of Rocky Point, IN; nine grandchildren Adam Vergason, Brandon (Amanda) Vergason, K. J. (Tracie) Obenchain, Jason (Kim) Obenchain, Justin (Chrystal) Obenchain) Dylan Obenchain, Sandy Whitten Cox Casey (Nick) Threlkeld and Heather (Vance) Girten ; fourteen great grandchildren Cody Obenchain, Emily Vergason, Katie Vergason, Presley Vergason, Keilah Vergason, Kinsey Vergason, Matthew Vergason, Norah Cox, Ella Cox, Carter Cox, Sadie Obenchain, Josie Obenchain, Harlan Threlkeld and Batie Girten; her step mother Stella (Bill) Sims of Eddyville, KY; six sisters Lillian Jones, Ruth Smith, Carolyn Preston, Sondra Faught, Patty Dunn and Sherry Patterson; four brothers Jimmy Decker, Billy Decker, Harold Decker and Wendell Decker and nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Saturday April 28, 2012 at New Life Baptist Church. Burial will be in Serenity Hills. Gracie’s family will be greeting family and friends Friday from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am till 10:00 am at Gibson & Son Funeral Home and from 11:00 am till service time at New Life Baptist Church. The family has requested all donations be made to American Heart Association or Hospice of Western Kentucky. Online condolences may be left for Gracie’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Anna Belle Parker Johnston

Anna Belle Parker Johnston, 91, of Hawesville, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. She was born on April 28, 1920 in Hancock County to the late Oliver and Edna Jackson Parker. She was a Homemaker and a member of Hawesville United Methodist Church. Anna Belle enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting and being outdoors, especially sitting on her porch. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Tom Johnston in 1990; a son Lawrence A. “Judge” Johnston; a grandson Thomas K. Dowell; a great grandson Ryan Thomas Boarman and three siblings, Inez Morris, Archie Parker and Amer Parker.

Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Boling and her husband Densil, Linda Thomas and her husband Leonard and Debby Carroll and her husband Mike all of Hawesville; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren; two sisters, Zelma Boling and Ruth Brown and a sister in law Ida Mae Parker.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm on Monday April 16, 2012 at Hawesville United Methodist Church with Bro. Mike Canada officiating. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery, Lewisport. Anna Belle’s family will be greeting family and friends at Gibson & Son Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 pm until 8 pm and on Monday from 7 am until 12:45 pm. Online messages of condolence can be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Skyelah Ann Dowell

Skyelah Ann Dowell infant daughter of Heather and Justin Dowell was born into the arms of the Angles April 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm. She weighed 8lbs and 8 ozs and was 19 inches long. You took a part of us with you and touched our hearts forever.

Survivors include a sister Aliyah LaFernier; two brothers Colton “Coco” Dowell and Kayden Dowell; paternal grandparents Curtis and Shannon Dowell and Violet Sebree; maternal grandparents Robert Douglas and Georgie Bourdage; paternal great grandmother Bonnie Clark and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services are at 3:00 pm Saturday April 7, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until service time Saturday. Online condolences may be left for Skyelah’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Mabel Dell Ingram Wettstain

Mabel Dell Ingram Wettstain, 103, of Hugo, OK went to be with her Lord Sunday April 1, 2012 at her son’s home in Hugo. Mabel Dell was born on January 23, 1909 in Chambers, KY to the late James Franklin and Nannie Dora Remmington Ingram. She was a life-long member of and active (as a young woman) in the Blackford Baptist Church. She will join her husband, Milton and a host of loved ones in interment at the church cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband Milton Wettstain who died in December 1973, twin daughters who died in infancy, a sister Inez Ingram Gibbs and a son in law Wesley Wells.

Mabel Dell will be missed by all who knew her because she was loved by everyone she met. Wherever she lived, whether in Kentucky, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee or Oklahoma she developed a unique bond with the people with whom she came in contact and she kept those relationships alive wherever she went.

People in Kentucky and Indiana may remember the retail stores which Milton and Mabel Dell owned and where they made their living. Possessing a strong work ethic, Mabel Dell also worked at clothing stores in Owensboro, KY and Evansville, IN as a sales lady. At one time she owned a beauty shop in Hawesville, KY.

Milton and Mabel Dell loved to fish in the Atlantic while they lived in Florida. Her grit and determination enabled her to land a 35 pound sea bass by hauling it across the bank after she tired while trying to reel it in.

Mabel Dell loved to crochet. A piece of her handwork is on display at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Reading and quilting were favorite pastimes of hers as well as gardening and working outdoors.

Survivors include three children Helen Wells of Clarksville, TN, Wallace Eugene Wettstain and his wife Martha of Hugo, OK and Wilma Wettstain Kaplan and her husband Ron of Falls Church, VA; four grandchildren James Wells and his wife Cathy of Clarksville, TN, David Wells and his wife Debbie of Cedar Hill, TN, Kristine Kaplan Peterkin and her husband Kevin of Falls Church, VA and Keith Kaplan and his wife of Susan of Arlington, VA; five great grandchildren Anissa Wells Massey and husband Brian of Seymour, TN, Helen Wells Gregory and her husband Robert of Springfield, TN, Nate Peterkin of Falls Church, VA, Adam Peterkin of Falls Church, VA and Kelly Kaplan of Arlington, VA; three great great grandchildren Stetson Wells, Jasmin Gregory and Sierra Gregory and many nieces and nephews.

Services are at 10:00 am Saturday April 7, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY. Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery. Mabel Dell’s family will be greeting family and friend Friday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am until service time. Online condolences may be left for Mabel Dell’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Terry King Sr.

Terry King, Sr., of Hawesville, passed away at the age of 61 on Friday, March 9, 2012 at his home. Terry was born March 6, 1951 in Irvington to Howard and Elizabeth (Stith) King. He retired from Domtar November 15, 2011, after 41 years of service. He loved his children and grandchildren, UK basketball, his workshop, tools, yard, guns and his two cats Big Red and Gray Girl. He also enjoyed watching old westerns, old TV shows and spending time on the internet.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Bruner) King, five children and their spouses, Phillip and Michelle King, Eric and Stephanie King, Brandon and Amanda (King) Rogers and Brian and Erin King all of Brandenburg, KY., and Shawn and Jenilyn Sipes of Savannah, TN., and 18 grandchildren; his parents, Howard and Elizabeth (Stith) King; his siblings, James and Jill (King) Thompson, Pat and Leslie King, Brad and Jan (King) Helm, Bernard and Jennifer (King) Hobbs, Kevin and Marsha King, Denis and Myra King, David and Jackie (King) Hamilton, Jon and Dwaynetta King, Kevin and Karen (King) Morris, Kyle and Meg King and Jodie and Lisa (King) Babb.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 12, 2012 at Gibson and Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in the Bruner family cemetery in Custer, KY. Terry’s family will be greeting family and friends Sunday from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and from 7:00 AM until funeral services Monday. Online condolences may be left for Terry’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Barbara Darnell Gibson

Barbara Darnell Gibson, 64, passed away March 3, 2012 at her home in Hawesville, KY surrounded by family & friends. She was born on October 13, 1947 in Stephensport, KY to the late Dee and Georgia Smith Early. She was a mother, homemaker and a member of Lewisport Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years Joseph H. Gibson; a son Michael B. Gibson and wife Ana; a daughter Georgia Michelle Kachuba; a granddaughter Elizabeth Helson; a great grandson Braylen; three brothers Gene Early, Marvin Early and William Early and two sisters Elsie Butler and Jane Claycomb.

Services are at 10:00 am Tuesday March 6, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Serenity Hills. Barbara’s family will be greeting family and friends Monday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Tuesday from 7:00 am until service time. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association, envelopes are available at the Funeral Home. Online messages of condolence may be left for Barbara’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Ruth Gladis Tomer

Ruth Gladis Tomer, 90, of Henderson, formally of Lewisport passed away Saturday February 18, 2012 at Methodist Hospital in Henderson. Ruth was born on January 27, 1922 in Hancock Co. to the late Logan and Rosa Roland Tomer. She retired from the Hancock Co. School System as a custodian. Ruth was of the Methodist faith and was an avid gardener. Ruth is preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Tomer and Paul Tomer.

Survivors include a sister Margaret T. Parrish of Henderson, KY; two nephews, Clyde Parrish of Trinity, FL and John F. Tomer of Owensboro; three nieces, Anna M. Mathews of Henderson, KY, Nancy Susan Tomer of Owensboro and Rosa Faye Booher of Mesilla, NM; numerous great and great great nephews and nieces and two Great great great nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:30 pm Tuesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville. Ruth’s family will be greeting family and friends on Tuesday from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Hawesville. Online messages of condolence may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

She will be missed by her family and friends.

 

Evelyn D. Sosh

Evelyn D. Sosh, 85, of Hawesville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday January 29, 2012 at Heartland Villa. She was born on May 30, 1926 to the late Harrison and Bertha Fraze Duncan. Mrs. Sosh was a Charter member of Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship and a housewife. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. (Chalk) Sosh; two sons, Gary D. Sosh and infant Gary Allen Sosh; six step children Judy, Paul, Raymond, Leo, Shirley and J.R.; one sister and several brothers.

Surviving Mrs. Sosh are her two sons; Larry (Monie) Sosh of Hawesville and Johnny (Janice) Sosh of Whitesville; a daughter Brenda (Ben) Moore of Utica and a step daughter Nelda Wingfield of Owensboro; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, seventeen step grandchildren and numerous step great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Windy Hollow, with a graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Sosh’s family will be greeting family and friends at Gibson & Son Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 7 a.m. until service time. Memorial Contributions can be made to Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Evelyn Sosh Memorial Fund. Online Messages of Condolence may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Clara Diane Rager

Clara Diane Rager, 63, of Hawesville died Thursday January 19, 2012 at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was born in Louisville, KY on April 24, 1948 to William and Elizabeth McClarney Allen. She was of the Baptist faith and a housewife. She was preceded in death by her father William Allen, a son Michael Allen and two brothers Ricky Emert and Billy Allen.

Survivors include her husband of 31 years Richard “Rick” Rager; two daughters Anita McCulloch of New Albany, IN and Dawn Mayo of Ashland, KY; two step sons Matt Rager of Woodridge, VA and Mark Rager of Lebanon, TN; her mother Elizabeth McClarney Allen; three sisters Betty Clarke and Penny Baugh of Louisville and Ginny Gann of Hot Springs, AR; six grandchildren Jarryd Mayo, Hannah Mayo, Ian McKlveen, Lukas Rager, Kaleb Rager, Eryn Rager and Krista Allen and two great grandchildren.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday January 22, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Serenity Hills. Diane’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday and from 7:00 am until service time Sunday. Online condolences may be left for Diane’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Sammie T. "Sam" Newton

Sammie T. “Sam” Newton, 64, of Hawesville died Tuesday January 17, 2012 at his home. He was born in Hawesville, KY on October 6, 1947 to the late Theodore C. and Marion Riley Newton. He was retired from the United States Army after over 40 years of combined service, both enlisted and as a civilian employee, including tours in Vietnam and Germany. He was preceded in death by a sister Opal Lamar.

Surviving are two daughters Sammye Kaye Fleischer (Greg) of Louisville and Andrea M. Newton and her husband Chad Bowser of Kernersville, NC; four sisters Jeanette Taylor of Lewisport, Faye Alvey of Hawesville, Murlene Thomas of Hawesville and Geraldine Carmen of Lewisport; a brother Buddy C. Newton of Hawesville; a best friend Carol Dickson of Eudora, KS and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 pm Saturday January 21, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Serenity Hills with Military honors. Sam’s family will be greeting family and friends Saturday from 10:00 am until service time. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Hancock County Animal Shelter, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for Sam’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Mary Evelyn Coon

Mary Evelyn Coon, 54, of Reynolds Station, died Tuesday January 10, 2012 at her home. She was born on January 24, 1957 in Owensboro to the late Dallas and Violet Gootee Coon. She was preceded in death by a sister Carolyn Elaine Jackson and three brothers Dallas Coon, Jr., Anthony Wayne Coon and James Thomas Coon.

Surviving is a sister Barbara Godsey; 1 niece and 4 nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Thursday January 12, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. Online condolences may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Dennis McKay Garvin

Dennis McKay Garvin, 70, of Lewisport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday January 1, 2012 at his home with his family at his side. Dennis was born on November 19, 1941 to the late Edward and Evelyn McKay Garvin. He was of the Baptist faith and worked for Coastal Construction Products for 18 years. He loved his job, golfing, wood working and talking. He was preceded in death by his step mother Patricia Garvin and a sister Margaret Husk.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years Shirley Luttrell Garvin; 10 children Cindy (Greg) Raley of Owensboro, Tim Garvin of Jacksonville, FL, Mike (Cindy) Garvin of Hawesville, Norman (Laura) Fuchs of The Woodlands, TX, Nathan (Valerie) Fuchs of Shelbyville, KY, Greg (Robbie Kim) Garvin of Inverness, FL, Tracey (Mark) Gray of Hawesville, Mark (Rhonda) Garvin of Panama City, FL, Sarah (Dewayne) Wilson of Bowling Green and Shanda (Chris) Morris of Hawesville; 24 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a sister Elaine Morgan of North Carolina; two brothers John (Carla) Garvin and Ray (Jane) Garvin both of Owensboro; a brother in law Charles Husk of Hawesville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY. Private burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday. The family has asked for donations be made to Hancock Co. Repair Affair, American Cancer Society or Western Kentucky Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online messages of condolences may be left for Dennis’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Marlin R. Swadley

Marlin R. Swadley, 83, of Owensboro went to be with the Lord on December 18, 2011 at Owensboro Care & Rehab. He was born in Sparta, Missouri on February 12, 1928 to the late Benjamin and Delia Jones Swadley. He was retired from Owensboro Medical Health System and a Korean War Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a sister Dorothy Fale and a brother Ward Swadley.

Survivors include his wife Anna Belle Boling Swadley of Owensboro; a brother Dale (Carmell) Swadley of CA.; a sister in law Naomi Fuqua of Fordsville; two brother in laws Ray Boling and Stanley Boling both of Cloverport and nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Wednesday December 21, 2011 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Boling Chapel Cemetery. Marlin’s family will be greeting family and friends from 10:00 am until service time Wednesday. Online messages may be left for Marlin’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Nancy Sue Trumbo

Nancy Sue Trumbo, 81, of Point Pleasant, WV, formerly of Hawesville, became another one of the Lord’s angels on December 11, 2011. She was born on July 20, 1930 in Louisville, KY to the late Henry and Ella Chaffin Parson. She was a member at Hawesville Baptist Church, former employee of General Electric in Owensboro, a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E. Trumbo, a sister Priscilla Adkins and two brothers Charles Henry Parson and Emmett Parson.

Survivors include a daughter Barbara (Marvin) Miller of Point Pleasant, WV; four sons Ray Trumbo of Lexington, Russell Trumbo of Cannelton, IN, Douglas Trumbo of Hawesville and Gary (Sonya) Trumbo of Roseville; a sister Penny Charron; two brothers Eugene Parson and Danny Parson; seven grandchildren Marvin Miller, Jr., Jennifer Kanniard, Ashley Trumbo, Gary Lee Trumbo, Jr., Devin Thomas Trumbo, Steven Trumbo and Leslie Henderson and two great grandchildren Haley and Aiden and several nieces and nephews.

She is truly loved and will be deeply missed.

Services are at 1:00 pm Thursday December 15, 2011 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY. Burial will be in Serenity Hills. Visitation will be from 10:00 am Thursday until service time Thursday. Online messages of condolences may be left for Nancy’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Michael Anthony "Tony" Mitchell

Michael Anthony “Tony” Mitchell, 19, of Reynolds Station, passed away Thursday December 8, 2011 at Owensboro Medical Health System. Tony was born in Louisville on February 18, 1992. He was a member of Pellville Baptist Church where he was involved in the youth group. He graduated from Hancock County High School in 2011 where he was a member of FFA and was a student at Muhlenberg County Job Corp. Tony enjoyed youth group activities, going on mission trips, skiing, music and bike riding.

Survivors include his parents Ralph and Kim Mitchell; maternal grandparents Rev. Foy and Judy Back; paternal grandmother Kathryn Mitchell; a sister Sarah Scholtz; two brothers Daniel and Michael Mitchell; special grandparents Charles and Phyllis Bennett along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Pellville Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pellville Cemetery at a later date. Tony’s family will be greeting family and friends on Monday, December 11, 2011 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville and on Tuesday, December 12, 2011 from 10 a.m. until service time at Pellville Baptist church. Memorial contributions can be made to Sunrise Children’s Services. Online messages of condolence may be left for Tony’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Marilyn Henning West

Marilyn Henning West, 52, of Hawesville passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was born on May 21, 1959 to the late Edward and Mabel Vaughn Henning. Marilyn was a member of the Stephensport United Methodist Church and a grateful member of the Alanon Family Groups. She was an elementary teacher in the Breckinridge County School District for 26 years. She loved nature, especially flowers and animals. She was a Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed the games on T.V. and at Wrigley Field. She was preceded in death by her brother Michael Henning.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Stephen C. West of Hawesville; two step children, Melissa West and Kyle West of Valparaiso, IN; two brothers, Steven (Brenda) Henning of Baton Rouge, LA and Gerald Henning of Hawesville; a nephew, Christopher (Tara) Henning of Atlanta, GA; two great nieces, Catherine and Caroline Henning of Baton Rouge, LA and many cousins who she dearly loved.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Stephensport United Methodist Church and a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday December 11, 2011 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Cloverport Cemetery. Visitation on Saturday will be held at Stephensport United Methodist Church from noon until 2 p.m. and on Sunday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to one of the following: Breckinridge County Education Fund, American Heart Assoc., Stephensport United Methodist Church Relay for Life team or the United Methodist Home for Children in Versailles. Online Messages of Condolence may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Terri L. Laslie

Terri L. Laslie, 45, of Hawesville, KY, passed away Sunday December 4, 2011 at Owensboro Medical Health System. Terri was born on October 21, 1966 in Jasper, IN to Dalphus Looney and Cyrilla Matheis. She was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Dubois, IN and a retired Boilermaker, Union #374, Hammond, IN. Terri was a 1985 graduate of Marian Heights Academy in Ferdinand, IN and a 1987 graduate of Retz Electronic Institute in Louisville, KY. She was preceded in death by two brothers Kevin Looney and Mark Looney.

Survivors include her husband Tony Laslie; her parents Dalphus Looney of Otwell, In and Cyrilla Matheis of Jasper, IN; two step children Lisa Marie Laslie and Nicholas Laslie of Hawesville and a sister DeAnn Meyer of Dubois, IN.

Services are at 11:00 am Thursday December 8, 2011 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Terri’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 7:00 am until service time Thursday at the Funeral Home. Online messages of condolence may be left for Terri’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Roberta Butler Young

Roberta Butler Young, 85, of Cloverport, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Perry County Memorial Hospital, with her family at her side. She was born in Hancock County on August 24, 1926 to the late Jim and Lula Jackson Butler. She was a member of Blackford Baptist Church and retired from American Olean Tile. She enjoyed working game puzzles, watching game shows and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband C. F. “Dick” Young, a sister Rachel Couty and seven brothers Estel, Clinton, Fieldon, Earl, Norman, Chris and Roland Butler. S

Survivors include a daughter Janice (Don) Hale of Cloverport; two sons Roger (Linda) Young of Philpot and Gary (Debra) Young of Cloverport; 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 8 great greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday November 29, 2011 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY. Roberta’s family will be greeting family and friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday and from 7:00 am until service time Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Online messages of condolence may be left for Roberta’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Alexander Robert Nunn

Alexander Robert Nunn, 29, of Hawesville, passed away Friday, November 4, 2011. Alex was born December 19, 1981 to Gregory Nunn and Jennifer Laine Hines Nunn. Alex was a computer software entrepreneur with his business based in downtown Hawesville. He began work at Premium Allied Tool when he was 15 in the IT department. He worked at The Hines Group, Inc., for 10 years before starting his own business. He was working on designing a new online computer game and recently developed multiple phone applications that he was preparing to release.  He was part of the world wide virtual reality online game, Pardus, designing player tools, one of the most used maps, and heading the largest alliance as the character, Arkoan.  Pardus held an online virtual world memorial, 11/07/11, with over 500 people world wide attending at any one time, lasting for 2 days.  It was the largest event in the history of the game of players from all alliances coming together to honor an individual.

Alex was very close with his family and shared many adventures and fun times with them, including helping as IT Technician for the family filmmaking business, Firelight Entertainment Group.  Besides his interest in computers, he enjoyed modifying his 2004 Dodge SRT 4 into a custom high performance specialty vehicle.   He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James T. Hines Jr., and paternal grandparents, Lee and Madeline Nunn.

He is survived by his parents and two brothers, Lee (Amber) Nunn of Owensboro and Louis J. Nunn at home, and a sister, Rachael E. Nunn at home; his maternal grandmother, Judy (George) Shirk, Evansville; aunts Angela Mundy of Jasper, IN, Julia Slaninka of Jasper, IN, and Nancy Nunn, uncles, Randy (Faye) Nunn of Mineral Wells, TX, Josh (Dena) Hines of Whitesville.

A Memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Burial was private. Alex’s family greeted family and friends on Sunday, November 6 & 7, 2011. Online condolences may be left for Alex’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com or the family can be reached through www.firelightentertainmentgroup.com

 

 

Tony M. Hill

Tony M. Hill, 53 of Lewisport  went to sleep in Christ on Friday, October 21, 2011.  Tony was born June 3, 1953 in Hartford to the late Justice Carroll Hill and Lillian Muriel (Clemons) Hill Murphy of Louisville.

 

Tony enjoyed fishing, listening to oldies, watching movies, telling jokes, being with friends and family and playing with his two grandchildren.  On April 19, 2008 he walked his daughter down the isle to marry her love and the father of her children, Timothy Wilhite. Though he wasn’t feeling well that day he did everything he could to make her day special.

Tony is preceded in death by his father Justice Carroll Hill and an unborn brother Danny Carroll Hill, along with several aunts and uncles.

Tony is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Debra D. (Collins) Hill, who faithfully, and through the ups and downs, gave him the best of care;  his daughter Tiffany D. (Timothy) Wilhite; his son, Joseph M. Hill;  two grandchildren, Tyler Scott Wilhite and Haley Jade Wilhite of Lewisport; his mother, Lillian Muriel (Clemons Hill) Murphy of Louisville; six sisters Carolyn, Sheila (Brad), Marty (Mike) of Owensboro, Joyce (Bill), Patricia (Ron), and Debra of Louisville; two brothers, Dale (Anna) of Owensboro and Gary Murphy II of Louisville, as well as several nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, several cousins, aunts and uncles, and his step-mother Mary Logsdon Hill.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312).  Visitation will be held on Friday, October 28, from 9:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. with his service at 2:00 P.M., followed by burial in Lewisport Cemetery. Jerry-Dale Hill will officiate.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hill or Wilhite family, or to Taylor Wood Funeral Home.

 

Juanita Mae Wiles

Juanita Mae Wiles, 91, of Hawesville, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday October 22, 2011 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Juanita was born on July 18, 1920 in Hickman, KY to the late Walter H. and Elma Rice Storm. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and a member of Blackford Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Harmon Russell Wiles in 1979, a sister Aimee Kathryn Hannon and her step mother Mary Schafer Storm.

She is survived by her daughters Lois W. Kennedy (Allen) of Lewisport and Gaye W. Emerson of Hawesville; three grandchildren Allen E. Kennedy Jr., Michelle L. Kennedy and Allison E. Jones (Larry); two great grandchildren Riley E. Jones and Reed A. Jones; a sister Nancy S. Powers of Hawesville; a brother Walter Keith Storm of Anderson, IN and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1 p.m. on Wednesday October 26, 2011 at Blackford Baptist Church. Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery. Juanita’s family will be greeting family and friends 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or The Gideons International. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. Online messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Jean Nugent Raley

Jean Nugent Raley, 88, of Hardinsburg (formerly of Hawesville) went to be with her Lord and Savior at 4:35 p.m., Friday October 21, 2011, at Breckenridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg. She was born February 1, 1923 in Louisville, KY, the daughter of the late Bryant Nugent, Sr. and Ellen Davies Nugent. She graduated from Beechmont High School in 1940 and attended Western Kentucky University for one year before starting to work at General Electric. She married the late Roy H. Raley in 1942 and they spent their life together until his death in 1992. In 1953, she was asked to substitute teach until a “full time” teacher could be found. She retired 30 years later, finishing her degree and graduating with honors from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1962. She loved every student she ever taught and was very proud of the Hancock County School System. She was an avid Hancock County Hornet fan her entire life, but cheered excitedly for the Breckinridge County Tigers in 1995 and 1996. She had been a member of the Hawesville Baptist Church since 1939, and she loved her church and church family, and actively supported its missions and activities as long as her health allowed. Her Lord, church, and family were her first loves, but she was also a die-hard UK fan as anyone could attest who had seen her on game day. She loved to read, work crossword puzzles, and was very competitive playing word or Bible games, especially with the “Raley Girls”. Nothing gave her more pleasure than baking, making candy, or anything else to share with others. She was a Kentucky Colonel and had once been named Teacher of the Year in Hancock County, but she taught much more. She taught love, unselfish giving, respect, patience, and grace in any situation. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bryant J. Nugent, Jr. and Robert D. Nugent.

She is survived by her children, Robert Bryant Raley (Bonnie) of Lehigh Acres, FL and Suellen Raley Whitworth (Kenny) of Hardinsburg, with whom she had resided the last 3 years; 4 step-grandchildren Jared Whitworth (Stefanie) and Sarah Tate (Jeff) both of Hardinsburg, Kevin Hale and Lisa Calcagino (Jim) both of Florida; 6 step-greatgrandchildren also lit up her life: Tanner Whitworth, Peyton Whitworth, Audrey Whitworth, Mason Tate, Claire Tate and Rylan Calcagino. She is also survived by a special “sister”, Sue Harrer, of Hawesville, and many special nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday October 25, 2011 at Hawesville Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memory Gardens. Jean’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday and from 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. The family request donations be made to the Hawesville Baptist Church building fund. Online condolences may be left for Jean’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Mary Evelyn Young

Mary Evelyn Young, 80, of Lewisport, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Heartland  Villa in Lewisport.  She was a Hawesville native, born to the late Robert Tobin and Artie Mae Smith Nugent.  Evelyn loved quiltting and playing bingo. She enjoyed her arts and crafts, and faithfully  watched The Wheel of Fortune, The Price  is Right, old western movies and the Home Shopping Network.  She was also an avid UK and U of L Basketball fan.  She attended Hancock Christian Church.           

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Leonard Nugent.        

She is survived by her husband, Donald L. Young; her children, Toby and Vicki Gray of Reynolds Station, Charlotte and Bob Kerr of Lewisport, Cindy and Glen Cox of Reynolds Station, Robin and Billy Gillians of Hawesville; her brothers and sisters, Bobby Nugent, Shirley Gray, Imogene Owens, Frances Pirtle, Nina Mae Nugent and Mary Katherine Jackson.  There are seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.    Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport, (295-3312) will be handling arrangements. Visitation is from 2:00 – 6:00 Saturday, and after 11:00 A.M. Sunday at the funeral home.  Services are 2:00 P.M. Sunday, with Bro. Roger Jarboe, Officiating.  Burial will follow in the Lewisport  Cemetery.

 

Normis Orene Basham Singleton

Normis Orene Basham Singleton, 80, of Lewisport, died Thursday, September 29, 2011.  Normis was born February 21, 1931 to the late Harold and Beulah Powers Basham.  She was preceded in death by her husband James Lewis Singleton and her two brothers, the Rev. Wayne Basham and Leo Basham.  Normis is survived by two sons and a daughter, Bruce (Debbie) Singleton of Elkton, Billy (Helen) Singleton of Hawesville and Jamie (Kevin) Morris of Lewisport; 7 grandchildren, BJ, Ryan, Benny and Alyssa Singleton, Tori and Adam Morris, and Kim Meriweather; 2 step-grandchildren, Bobby and Ashley Johnson; 12 great-grandchildren and 1 step-great granddaughter and two sisters-in-law, Alice Singleton of Hemet, CA and Bonnie Brown of Owensboro.

Normis was an avid Wildcat fan.  Family and friends will miss her weekly Sunday dinners, her homemade pecan rolls and her crocheted afghans and sewing skills.  Normis has been a life long member of Lewisport Baptist Church and the Dorcus Sunday School Class.  She participated in many mission trips with her church, preparing countless meals for members of the mission team.

Normis and James enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing and their treks to Alabama to visit friends and gather pecans in preparation for making the annual holiday pecan rolls.  Normis continued all these activities she so enjoyed after James’ death.  Those who love her will rejoice that she has joined the two great loves of her life, James and Jesus. 

Friends may visit with the family at Taylor-Wood Funeral Home from 3:00 - 8:00 pm on Saturday and from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday.  The funeral service will be at Lewisport Baptist Church on Sunday at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Bob White officiating.  Burial will be in Lewisport Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, Granny Normis requested that contributions be made to the Sunrise Children’s  Services or the Lewisport Baptist Church.  Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the Funeral Home.

 

Cleophas "Cleo" Bickett

Cleophas “Cleo” Bickett, 90, of Hawesville, died Thursday September 29, 2011 at Bon Harbor in Owensboro. Cleo was born on July 4, 1921 in Hancock Co. to the late Frank and Donna Newton Bickett. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Cleo was retired from the maintenance department at Harvey Aluminum, now Aleris International. He was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis Bickett and Mark Anthony Bickett and two grandsons, Denny Bickett and Shane Bickett.

Survivors include his wife of years 69 Etta Myrl Corley Bickett; a daughter, Charlotte Carrico and husband Jim; five sons, Jimmy Bickett and wife Gwan, Darrell Bickett and wife Melody, Roger Bickett, Gary Bickett and Ricky Bickett; a daughter in law, Nancy Jo Howard Bickett; nine grandchildren, Kathy Henson, Shelia Hayden, Tony Bickett, Keith Bickett, Pamela Bickett, Cory Carrico, Jacob Carrico, Mark Bickett and Brandy Bickett; five great grandchildren, Jeremy Henson, Nathan Henson, Jessica Henson, Mariah Bickett, Devin Bickett and Bradley Bickett; two great great children, Sean Henson and Parris Henson; two sisters, Maxine Bickett and Avadna Ann Little and a brother A.J. Bickett and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hawesville. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Roseville. Cleo’s family will be greeting family and friends on Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with the Rosary being said at 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. Online messages of condolence can be left for Cleo’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Mary Opal Newton LaMar

Mary Opal Newton LaMar, 76, of Hawesville, went to be with the Lord, Sunday September 25, 2011 at Owensboro Medical Health System. Opal was born on August 28, 1935 in Hawesville to the late Theodore and Marion Riley Newton. Opal was a member at Hawesville United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Kentucky Homemakers, Hancock Co. rep. for the Council on Aging, GRADD and United Methodist Women. She was a Kentucky Colonel. Her favorite thing in the world was watching her kids and grandkids play ball. She loved her Kentucky Wildcats. Opal graduated from Murray State University Nursing School and continued her career as a nurse working at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital and at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Evans Lamar.

Survivors include three daughters Charlene (Eddie) Corley of Hawesville, Lisa (Scott) Jarboe of Lewisport and Stacie (Chris) Cecil of Hawesville; two sons Gary (Suzanne) LaMar of Hawesville and Scott (Suzy) LaMar of Lewisport ; nine grandchildren, Kevin, Kelly, Adam and Erin Kate Corley, Alex and Andrea Jordan, Tyler Jarboe and Lexie and Lathan LaMar; four sisters, Jenny Taylor, Geraldine Carman, Murline Thomas and Faye Alvey ; two brothers, Buddy Newton and Sam Newton and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday September 28, 2011 at Hawesville United Methodist Church with burial in Serenity Hills, Hawesville. Opal’s family will be greeting family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am until 10:30 am Wednesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Hawesville United Methodist Church New Life Center, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for Opal’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Jeremy Keith Ward

Jeremy Keith Ward, 30, of Lewisport, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011 in the Emergency Room at  Perry County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.  He was known as “Bubby” and “Big Bubby to his family.  He was an avid sports fan, who loved UK Basketball as much as his niece, Summer.  He was a 1999 graduate of Hancock County High School.  He loved his WWE and Smackdown Wrestling.        

Jeremy is survived by his parents, Rick and Bonnie Ward of Lewisport: brothers, Ricky (Jackie) Ward  of Lewisport and Tony (Amanda) Ward of Hawesville.  He is also survived by his “eight super nieces and nephews”, Destiny Ward, Charity Ward, Abbey Ward, Joshua Ward, Brooke Ward, Summer Ward, Chloe Ward and Tony Ward, Jr., and good friend, Eric Luttrell, who was as close as a brother, and took Jeremy everywhere with him.   

Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport, (295-3312) will be handling arrangements. Visitation is today after 4:00 P.M. and after 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Services will start promptly at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday,  with Bro. Arthur Morris and Bro. Bob Milburn, Officiating.  Burial will follow in the Lewisport  Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home in Jeremy’s name. 

 

 

Etta Myrl Corley

Etta Myrl Corley, 87, of Hawesville went to be the Lord on Monday August 22, 2011 at her home with her family at her side. Etta Myrl was born on August 29, 1923 in Ohio County at the late Alva and Anna Belle Payne Corley. She was a member at Pellville Baptist Church, a home keeper, a farmer and worked at General Electric in Owensboro. She was preceded in death by a brother Robert W. (R W) Corley and a brother in law Herman Morris.

Survivors include a sister Jessie Lee Morris of Hawesville; a nephew William Carroll (Lista) Morris of Hawesville; a great nephew Bryan (Shelly) Morris; a great niece Beth (Chris) Diefenbach; three great great nephews Brandon and Kyle Morris and Luke Diefenbach and one great great niece Hannah Diefenbach.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Pellville Baptist Church. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. Etta Mryl’s family will be greeting family and friend from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 7:00 am until 10:00 pm Thursday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville and from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm Thursday at Pellville Baptist Church. Online messages of condolence may be left for Etta Myrl’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Shirley Elaine Elmendorf

Shirley Elaine Elmendorf, 62, of Hawesville, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 in Tell City, IN. She was born on May 18, 1949 in Evansville, IN to the late Kenneth and Bertha Crowe Ward. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, mammaw, great mammaw and sister. She worked in the medical field most of her life where she started as a CNA, stepped up to a LPN and finally an RN. She was of the Baptist Faith and a Member of Phi Theta Kappa nursing honor society. She was preceded in death by her brother Steve Ward.

Survivors include her husband of 43 1/2 years, David “Too Tall” Elmendorf; two daughters Mary Crowe and her husband Mike of Hawesville and Sandra Daniel and her husband Byron of Lewisport; four grandchildren, Amy Crowe, Michael Crowe, Joshua Crowe and Donovan Daniel; two great grandchildren Tylana and Tarissa; two sisters, Diana Powers and her husband Wendell of Hawesville and Karen Ward and her husband Spencer of Alamo, CA.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Mt. Eden Baptist Church Cemetery. Shirley’s family will be greeting family and friends Monday, August 15, 2011 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and from 7 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Online Messages of condolence can be left for Shirley’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com. Memorial Contributions can be made to Hancock County Relay for Life, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 

 

Bonnie Louise Dawson Basham

Bonnie Louise Dawson Basham, 73, of Hawesville went to be with the lord, with her family at her side, Sunday November 7, 2010 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.  Bonnie was born on July 17, 1937 in Dukes, KY to the late Robert and Elizabeth Egan Dawson.  She was a housewife and a member at Blackford Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include two daughters Cindy (Bruce) Macy of Hawesville and Angel (Michael) Hulse of Tell City; three sons Gerald (Kristine) Basham, Todd Basham and Glen Basham all of Hawesville; a niece she raised Tracy Poole of Evansville, IN; two sisters Betty Pate of Hawesville and Helen Wilkerson of Hardinsburg; a brother Doris Dawson of Hawesville; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Wednesday November 10, 2010 at Gibson and Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Dawson Jarboe Cemetery.  Bonnie’s family will receive friends from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am till service time Wednesday.  The family request all donations be made to Hospice.  Online condolences may be left for Bonnie’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Lela Mae Sloan Cumpston

Lela Mae Sloan Cumpston, 55, of Hawesville, KY, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, October 24, 2010. Mae was born May 31, 1955 in Grafton, West Virginia to the late Alfred Earnest Sloan and Mava Bernice Conrad.  Mrs. Cumpston was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.  She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Donald L. Cumpston; 2 sons, Scotty (Kelly) Cumpston of Lewisport and Robert (Roberta) Cumpston of Hawesville; a daughter, Elaine Dawson of Hawesville; 9 grandchildren, Shelby, Courtney, Brittney, and Dakoda Cumpston, Jacie Dawson, Jayda Bond , Mistie, Zachary and Jeffrey Scott. Mae is also survived by her brothers:  Joseph (Linda) Munson of OKC, OK, Alfred (Loretta) Sloan, Jr. of Mannington, W.Va., John T. Sloan of Flemington, W.Va., Richard (Brenda) Sloan of Grafton, W.Va., and Terry (Ellen) Sloan of Gaithersburg, MD. and sisters, Wanda Sloan Board of Grafton, W.Va., Linda Kay Sloan of Orangeburg, S.C., and Mary (Steve) Sloan Moats of Grafton, W.Va.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY, with Rev. Mark Williams officiating.  Interment will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, KY.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 a.m. until time of services.   Online messages of condolence may be left for Lela’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Sam C. "Pete" Elliott

Sam C. “Pete” Elliott, 86, of Hawesville died Wednesday October 20, 2010 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  He was born on July 30, 1924 in Lyon Co., KY to the late Sam and Gola Forsythe Elliott.  He was of the Baptist faith, was retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers as a Lock Operator at the Green River Lock and Dam, a past Mason, VP of National Federation of Federal employees Louisville District and Past member of Cannelton American Legion.  He was in WW II where he served in the 5TH Army 88th Division in Serlano, Italy where he was awarded the Purple Heart.  He was preceded in death by a daughter Kathy Elliott; sisters Bessie, Bernice Ann, Thelma and Elma: brothers Travis and James and two grandsons Jason Elliott and Danny Lee Elliott.

Survivors include four sons Travis Elliott of Philpot, Carlin (Traudi) Elliott of Reynolds Station, Sam (Kathy) Elliott of Philpot and Danny Elliott of Owensboro; two sisters Imogene Floyd of Whitehouse, KY and Inez McKinney of Princeton, KY; he was known to his 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren as Daddy-O. 

Services are at 3:00 PM Saturday October 23 at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville, KY.  Burial will be in Rolling Hills Cemetery in Eddyville.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Saturday at Dunn’s Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Sam’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Beulah Mae Bruner Banks

Beulah Mae Bruner Banks, 87, of Hawesville died Sunday August 29, 2010 at her home.  Beulah Mae was born on September 22, 1922 in Hawesville to the late Grover Cleveland and Annas Sue Roberts Bruner.  She was a member of the Hawesville United Methodist Church and a housewife.  She was preceded in death by her husband Russell Lee Banks on October 4, 2006, a brother G. C. Bruner, Jr. and a half sister Isabelle Bruner.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Mary Sue & Roy Lee Wheatley of Owensboro; two grandchildren Darlene Kay Sapp of Hawesville and Robert Earl Pate and his wife Beth of Bowling Green; four great grandchildren Samantha Edge and husband Joseph, Brandon Sapp, Mathew Logsdon and Ella Corrine Pate.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens in Hawesville.  Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 7:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.  The family has requested any donations be made to the Hawesville United Methodist Church.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for Beulah’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

Ada Mae (Douthitt) Parker

Ada Mae (Douthitt) Parker passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010, at Owensboro Mercy Health System.  She was born in Hawesville to the late Harve and Iva Josephine (Sahlie) Douthitt on May 26, 1919.  Mrs. Parker was a member of the Hawesville Baptist Church.  She worked at GE for twelve years and in later years in the cafeteria at the Hancock County Middle School.  She enjoyed her family, cookouts and visiting with friends.  Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Parker, June 5, 1979 and a daughter, Alta Maria Parker, November 11, 1940.

Survivors include two daughters, Jo Nell Huff of Hawesville and Sharon (Michael) Devine of Owensboro; six grandsons, Von, Erich (Michelle), Brain (Lisa), Aaron (Natoma), Gordon (Roxanna), and Christopher Huff; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Alan) Clark and Aimee Hampton; fifteen great grandchildren,  Emilee, Ally, Eli, Zoey, April (Travis), Joshua, Stefan, Alex, Jeremy, Mary, Brooklyn, Johnnie, Brett, Cody and Shelby(Shelby) and two great great grandchildren, Grace and Addison.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Parker will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Mt. Eden Baptist Church.  Interment will be in Mt. Eden Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Dorothy Simpson

Dorothy E. Simpson, 81, of  Lewisport, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010 surrounded by her family.  Dorothy was born in Hancock County on April 11, 1929 to the late Maxwell and Thelma Rhodes Couty.  She was a member of Central Baptist Church and retired as a custodian from the Hancock Co. School System.  Dorothy enjoyed going out to eat, soap operas, westerns, holidays with family, yard sales, canning and playing the piano.  She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Thomas Simpson, a son Jimmy Simpson, two great grandchildren Jordan Bolin and JohnMichael Walker Lindsey, two brothers, Cletus Couty and Maxwell Couty, Jr.

Survivors include her eleven children, Terry (Janice) Simpson of Hartford, Donna Simpson of Lewisport, Charlotte Bolin of Cloverport, Violet (Mike) Little of Hawesville, Patricia (Michael) Staples of Lewisport, Stacy (Mitchell) Adkins of Cave City, Theresa (Vondal) Henry of Flagherty, Judy (Donnie) Snyder of Hawesville, Randy (Sonda) Simpson of Hawesville and Richard Simpson of Tell City; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; her three sisters Kathy Brown of Charlotte, NC, Connie Forrest of Louisville and Starr Rocky of Louisville and her brother Bobby Couty of Hawesville along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Thursday, July 1, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be from 3 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday and from 7 am to 1 pm Thursday at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for Dorothy’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Ronald G. (Ronnie) Powers

Ronald G. (Ronnie) Powers, 64, of Hawesville, went to be with his Father in Heaven on Saturday, June 26, 2010.  Ronnie was born June 10, 1946 in Hawesville to Russell Lewis and Louise Gibbs Powers.  Ronnie was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He enjoyed his grandchildren immensely and was always there for them.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, watching TV. and U.K. basketball.  He was a member of Pellville Baptist Church and was retired from the Hancock County Road Dept. after 27 years.  He was preceded in death by his father Russell Powers.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years Mary Anne Powers; a son Michael (Mike) Powers and his wife Lisa; a daughter Jennifer Powers and her fiancé Joe Edwards.  Four grandchildren Justin Estes, Ethan Powers, Jordan Jennings and Jager Edwards.  His mother Louise Powers and brothers and sisters, Patricia (Scotty) Armes, Jerry (Janice) Powers, Beverly (Gid) Robbins, Bonnie (Gerald) Voyles. Norma (Larry) Lindsey, Larry Powers, Dana (Joe) Voyles, Paula (Sonny) Labhart along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be held from 2 pm to 9 pm on Monday and from 7 am to 1 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.  Envelopes will be made available at the funeral home.  Online Condolences may be left for Ronnie’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

JoAnn Ogle

JoAnn Ogle, 71, of 340 Riverview Drive Hawesville, KY died June 24, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.  She was born in Hancock County on July 8, 1938 to the late Wallace and Minnie Ellen Meserve Lamar.  She retired from the family owned grocery store, Ogle’s Market.  She was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where she served on the hospitality committee and as funeral coordinator.  In 2007 she received the Sophia Award from the Diocese of Owensboro for outstanding service to her church.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She especially enjoyed vacations with the entire family at the beach.  She was an avid University of Louisville basketball fan, enjoyed watching Boston Red Sox baseball with her husband, watching wheel of fortune, exercising daily at New Directions and meeting with a special group of friends at McDonald’s in Tell City, IN.  She loved the Hancock County Fair and was coordinator of the Hancock County Fair Junior Miss beauty pageant for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents Wallace and Minnie Ellen Meserve Lamar, brothers Raymond Lamar and Allen L. Lamar; a sister Beneta Hall and a brother-in-law Hugh Hall.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years Robert (Bob) Kelly Ogle; children Mark A. Ogle of Crestview Hills, KY, Kelly A. Howard and her husband Tommy of Philpot, KY, Mary L. Snyder and her husband Mark of LaVergne, TN and Coy B. Ogle and his wife Ella of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren Whitney Klosterman and her husband Josh of Cincinnati, OH, Tori Ogle of Cincinnati, OH, Elly Ogle and Gabby Ogle of Crestview Hills, KY, Andrew Howard and Heather Howard of Philpot, KY, Landon Snyder of LaVergne, TN, Macy Ogle, Mallory Ogle, and Braxton Ogle of Birmingham, AL; two great grandchildren Peyton Klosterman and Kennedi Klosterman of Cincinnati, OH; several nieces and nephews; brother Ralph Lamar and his wife Betty of Kissimee, FL; Marjorie Nine and her husband Donnie of Melbourne, FL; sister-in-laws Dorothy M. Lamar and Derba J. Lamar of Hawesville.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday June 28, 2010 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hawesville, KY.  Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Hawesville, KY.  Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. till 9 p.m. on Sunday and Monday from 7 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY.  Prayers will be said at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday.  The family requests expressions of sympathy take form of donations to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Messages of condolence may be left for JoAnn’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

We extend a special thanks to Dr. Daniel Metzinger of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center and to Ms. Shelia Krause our Hospice nurse for their love and care.   

Mattie Elizabeth Corley

Mattie Elizabeth Corley, 88, of Hawesville died Monday June 21, 2010 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.  Mattie was born on March 2, 1922 in Cloverport, KY to the late Jess and Iva Lee Pate.  She was a member at Cloverport Baptist Church, worked in many local restaurants and was a housewife.  She loved operating her flea market stand and going to yard sales.  She was preceded in death by her husband Lonnie Corley in 1984.

Survivors include a daughter Conye (Billy) Bryant of Hawesville; 4 grandchildren Jeffrey Dennis Bryant, Barbara Lynne (Frank) Wheatley, Donald Glenn (Janet) Bryant and Michael Allen (April) Bryant all of Hawesville; a granddaughter-in-law Sonia Bryant of Evanston, IN; 11 great grandchildren Melissa (Chris) Jackson, Samantha (Scott) Wheatley, Jacob (Melissa) Wheatley, Jennifer Bryant, Lacey Bryant, Nicholas Bryant, Logan Bryant, Amanda Bryant, Michael Wheatley, Taylor Bryant and Haley Bryant; 6 great great grandchildren Madison, Christopher, Camron, Aubree, Kourtlyn and Braylon.  

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Hawesville United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 7:00 am till 12:30 pm Thursday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Mattie’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Anna Sue Glover Bruner

Anna Sue Glover Bruner, 90, of Hawesville, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg.  She was born on February 21, 1920 to the late Arthur and Loy Jackson Glover.  Sue was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a faithful member of Hawesville Baptist Church, where she served as a leader in Children’s Sunday School and missions.  She was also active in the church’s lay ministry.  She retired from Tell City General Electric, where she worked for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Francis Bruner, a brother Tom Glover and two sisters Juanita Manzanores and Bertha Powell.

Survivors include two daughters Peggy (Bob) Speer of Hawesville and Janet (Dr. Bob) Chambliss of Hardinsburg; six grandchildren Robby (Jan) Speer of Campbellsville, Susan (Steve) Griffith of Portland, TN, Cheri (Tony) Adkins of Hawesville, Dr. Bryan (Jo) Chambliss of Wyncote, PA, Jim (Nicola) Chambliss of Victoria, Australia and Brad (Carla) Chambliss of Elizabethtown: 14 great grandchildren; two brothers Everett (Marie) Glover and Matt (Carol) Glover of Colorado and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 10:00 am Saturday June 19, 2010 at Hawesville Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Williams officating.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm till 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am till 9:30 am Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Sue’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hawesville Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 57, Hawesville, KY 42348 or SportsReach Ministries, PO Box 4002, Campbellsville, KY 42719.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.   

Kathryn Nugent Wathen Dowell

Kathryn Nugent Wathen Dowell, 74, of Reynolds Station died Sunday June 13, 2010 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  Kathryn was born on May 23, 1936 in Hancock County to the late Joseph and Ellen Craft Nugent.  She was a member at Hawesville Undenominational Church and a housewife.  She enjoyed fishing and crocheting.  She was preceded in death by two husbands Jim Wathen and Eugene “Buck” Dowell, a son David Dowell and a brother Charles Nugent.

Survivors include two daughters Joella (Denny) Edge of Dundee and Debby (Dennis) Johnson of Reynolds Station; a son Jim (Becky) Wathen of Owensboro; eight grandchildren Heath Wathen,  Candice (D. T.) Dent, Melanie (Joel) Domerese, Chris (Diane) Sosh, Bethony (Duane) Morris, Adam Johnson, Anthony Edge and Tacia Edge; nine great grandchildren; two sisters Georgia B. Rice of Hawesville and Rev. Frances Bruce of Hawesville; a brother Jesse Nugent of Hobart, IN and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 10:00 am Wednesday June 16, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Irvington, KY.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm till 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am to 10:00 am Wednesday.  Online condolences may be left for Kathryn’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Carl O. Brandle

Carl O. Brandle,65, of Reynolds Station died Tuesday June 8, 2010 at his home.  He was born on September 4, 1944 in Hancock County to the late Thomas and Violet Snyder Brandle.  He retired from Domtar after 28 years and was of the Catholic faith.  He was also an aluminum worker, farmer, construction worker, carpenter and laborer.  He helped found the Hancock County Rescue Squad.  He loved fishing, hunting, barbeques and spending time with his family.  He was preceded in death by a brother Charles Brandle.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years Mary L. Payne Brandle; his children Carl A. (Kim) Brandle, Donald R. (Phyllis) Brandle, Tammy G. Simpson, Brenda L. (Ronnie) Embry and Melissa K. (Chris) Richards; a sister V. Annabelle (Marvin) Payne; a brother James F. (Marie) Brandle all of Hancock County; his mother-in-law Mary D. Payne of Knottsville and 17 grandchildren David Brandle, Ethan Brandle, Jonathan Brandle, Brittany Brandle, Justin Brandle, Tyler Brandle, Courtney Brandle, Matthew Simpson, Jordan Simpson, Casey Brandle, Sarina Brandle, Tabatha Embry, Shannon Embry, Jessica Embry, Jacob Embry, Ciarah Cooper and Zachary Richards.

Services are at 2:00 pm Thursday June 10, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Brandle Family Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm till 8:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 am till service time.  Online condolences may be left for Carl’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

William M. "Bill" Ramsey

William M. “Bill” Ramsey, 65, of Hawesville, went to be with our Lord May 15, 2010 at home with his family at his side.  Mr. Ramsey was born April 17, 1945 to the late Shirley and Fannie Back Ramsey in Shawneetown, Ill.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and father-in-law.  He was a member of Central Baptist Church, a gardener and carpenter.  Mr. Ramsey was certified by the National Library of Congress as a Master Brail transcriber and proof reader.  His greatest accomplishment in life was his family and his faith in Jesus Christ and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Ramsey is survived by his wife, Clara Salkill Ramsey; a son Dvon Ramsey, a daughter Billie Jo Mattingly and a granddaughter Saraine Mattingly; four brothers, Shirley (Red) Ramsey, Jr., James Ramsey, Robert Davis Ramsey and Harry Ramsey; and many nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday May 19, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Interment will be in Memory Gardens.  Visitation will on Monday from 4 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday from 4 pm to 8 pm and on Wednesday from 7 am till time of services at the funeral home.  Messages of condolence can be left for the family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.  

Melissa Dawn Tongate Brink

Melissa Dawn Tongate Brink, 30, formally of Hawesville, was residing in Las Vegas, NV, died Monday May 3, 2010 in Las Vegas.  Melissa was born August 30, 1979 in Owensboro to Danny and Terry Pate Tongate.  She graduated from Hancock Co. High School in 1997 and held a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Western Kentucky University where she graduated in 2001.  She was employed at the office of Shea & Carlyon in Las Vegas.  Melissa was preceded in death by a grandmother, Marcella Tongate and a grandfather, Franklin Pate.

Survivors include a daughter, Madison Brink; her parents, Danny and Jernelle Tongate, Terry and Mack Lindsey; a sister, Ashley Tongate; grandparents, Betty Pate and Ora Tongate; aunts and uncles, Larry and Sharon Pate, Mike and Mindy Pate, Charles and Debbie Rapier, and Bruce and Rita Tongate along with several cousins, step-brothers and step-sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Interment will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 a.m. till service time at the funeral home.  The family asks for all donations be made to the Madison Brink Trust Fund at any U S Bank, all donations must be made to Madison Brink.  Online condolences for Melissa’s family can be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

Johnnie E. "Gene" Bruce

Johnnie E. “Gene” Bruce, 79, of Hawesville, went to be with Jesus on Saturday May 1, 2010.  Gene was born on September 19, 1930 son of the late Sidney, Sr. and Alice Phillips Bruce of Hancock County.  He was a trustee member of Hawesville Undenominational Church, a veteran of the Korean War and honorably discharged from the U S Army as Sergeant.  He was a truck driver most of his life and enjoyed hunting and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Rev. Frances Nugent Bruce; a daughter Lisa (Chris) Haynes of Hawesville; two sisters Iva Lorene (Al) Parson of Louisville and Marietha Kruse of Hawesville; a brother Sidney Bruce, Jr. of Cloverport; several nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends.

Services are at 1:30 Wednesday May 5, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mt Eden Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am till service time Wednesday.  Online condolences may be left for Gene’s family at www.gisbonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Priscilla Jackson Pile

Priscilla Jackson Pile, 48, of Hawesville died Thursday April 29, 2010 at home.  She was born on September 13, 1960 in Daviess Co., KY to Russell M. and Patricia Lawson Jackson.  She was a caregiver, a member at Freewill Baptist Church and served as Hancock Jailer and Dep. Jailer.  She was preceded in death by her father Russell Jackson, a sister Libby Ann Jackson and a brother Timmy Jackson.

Survivors her mother Patricia Jackson; a step daughter Christina Lambert and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:30 pm Monday May 3, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 am till service time.  The family request all donations be made to the Priscilla Pile Memorial Fund.  Online condolences may be left for Priscilla’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Dianne Mason McKinley

Dianne Mason McKinley, 67, of Hawesville passed away on Sunday April 11, 2010 at OMHS.  Dianne was born on January 23, 1943 to the late Ben and Lillian Mason McKinley.  Ms. McKinley was retired from the Kentucky State Transportation Dept.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Daughters of the American Revolution and enjoyed her cats. 

Survivors include a sister Margaret Rudd of Owensboro; nieces and nephews, David Rudd & Jerri Ann, Deborah Chamberlain, Judi Head & Billy, Randy Rudd & Mickey, Carolyn Clark & Frank and many great nephews and nieces.

Funeral Mass for Ms. McKinley will be held at 11 am Thursday April 15, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 am till 10:30 am at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Ms. McKinley’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Zelma V. Gillim

Zelma V. Gillim, 86, of Lewisport passed away April 11, 2010 at Bon Harbor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro.  She was born on May 21, 1923 in Hawesville to the late James and Nellie McDaniel Voyles.  She was a member of Blackford Baptist Church.  She enjoyed her flowers, coloring in books and talking to her sisters on the phone.  She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Gillim, a son Wally Puckett, a granddaughter Angela Puckett, two sisters, her twin Thelma Voyles and Edith Rearden, two brothers, Donald Earl Voyles and Clinton Voyles.  

Survivors include a daughter Diana (Billy) Nichols of Hawesville, a daughter in law Paulette Puckett of Hawesville;  four grandchildren Annette (Jim) George of Tell City, Tina (Dennis) Fisher of Cannelton, Jason (Tonya) Puckett of Newburgh and Amanda Wethington (Luke) of Hawesville;  six great-grandchildren Corey George, Samantha Puckett, Logan Puckett, Caleb Wethington, Jenna Fisher and Elijah Wethington; a brother Gerald Voyles of Hawesville; seven sisters Jean Richards of Lewisport, Arelena Norris of Whitesville, Helen Jackson, Ida Mae Kruger, Maxine Puckett, Beverly Kennedy and Judy Barnett all of Hawesville and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services are at 1:00 pm Wednesday April 14, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Lewisport Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm till 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am till service time Wednesday.  The family asks for donations to the American Cancer Society, envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Zelma’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Julia M. Opperman

Julia M. Opperman, 96, of Hawesville died Thursday April 8, 2010 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital.  Julia was born on February 4, 1914 in Red Boiling Springs to the late Bert and Bessie Parkhurst Pipken.  She was of the Lutheran Faith and worked at The Evansville Store.  She was preceded in death by two sons Carl Opperman and Richard Pruden and she was the eldest of eleven children, with eight siblings preceding her in death.   

Survivors include a daughter Jeannine Oakley and her husband Gene of Evansville; two sons Gene Pruden and his wife Shirley of Hawesville, KY and Larry Opperman and his wife Sandra of Murray, KY; eleven grandchildren Kirk Pruden, Dirk Pruden, Randy Pruden, Jerry Pruden, Paul Pruden, Kenny Pruden, Cheryl Stanley, Ann Crager, L. Don Opperman, Jeana Pain and Julie Stewart; 12 great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a sister Dorothy Allred of Utah; a brother Jack Pipken of Evansville and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Monday April 12, 2010 at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel.  Burial will be in Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm Sunday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville, KY.  Online condolences may be left for Julia’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Hazel Hedden

Hazel Hedden, 91, of Hawesville died Saturday March 27, 2010 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  Hazel was born on March 26, 1919 in Hancock County to the late Chester and Maude Richards Anderson.  She was a member at Patesville Baptist Church and retired from General Electric in Owensboro after 30 plus years.  She was preceded in death by a three brothers Delmar Anderson, Jesse Anderson and Herbert Anderson.

Survivors include two sisters Louise Dowell of Reynolds Station and Zelma Anderson of Hawesville; a brother Elson Anderson of Hawesville and a niece Carolyn Crosley of Reynolds Station.

Services are at 1:00 pm Wednesday March 31, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Beatty Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am till service time Wednesday.  The family request any donations be made to your favorite charity in memory of hazel.  Online condolences may be left for Hazel’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Linda B. Jernigan

Linda B. Jernigan, 55, of Hawesville died Tuesday March 23, 2010 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  Linda was born on February 15, 1955 in Daviess County to the late George and Lorraine Fulkerson Cravens.  She was a housewife and member at Blackford Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by a brother William Ernest Cravens.

Survivors include a daughter Shannon Nugent of Hawesville;  a son Kristopher Jernigan of Utica; three grandchildren Zoey Barnett, B. J. Barnett and Ashley Nugent;  three sisters Jean Lucas of Sebree, Wanda Hamilton of Owensboro and Brenda Spain of Philpot; two brothers James Cravens of Rosine and Gale Cravens of Owensboro and nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2:00 pm Friday March 26, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 11:00 am to service time.  Online condolences may be left for Linda’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Loretta Pate

Loretta Pate, 72, of Hawesville died Friday March 12, 2010 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  Loretta was born on June 18, 1937 in Lewisport, KY to the late Ernest and Alice Crutchfield Alexander.  She was a member at Hawesville Baptist Church and had worked at General Electric in Owensboro.  She was preceded in death by her husband Freddie Pate in 2008, a son Freddie Pate, Jr. and a sister Naomi Englert.

Survivors include her daughter Sabrina (Jeff) Kratzer of Cannelton, IN; three grandchildren Jeremy McFarling and Michael McFarling both of Hawesville and Taylor Kratzer of Owensboro; two great grandchildren Courtney McFarling and Jonathan McFarling; three sisters Ann Laslie of Hawesville and Geneva Roberts and Sharon Glover both of Owensboro; three brothers Eli Alexander, Doug Alexander and Roger Alexander all of Lewisport and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Monday March 15, 2010 at Hawesville Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm till 8:00 pm Sunday and from 7:00 am till 12:30 pm Monday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Loretta’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Douglas McCoy Adkins

Douglas McCoy Adkins, 50, of Hawesville died Friday March 5, 2010 at his home.  Doug was born on February 21, 1960 in Concord, MA to Randall and Christine Nelson Adkins.   He worked for Payne’s Lawn Service.  He was preceded in death by his father Randall Adkins.

Survivors include his mother Christine Decker of Woodridge, IL; a sister Laurel Marek of Woodridge, IL; a brother Jerry Adkins of Ashby, MA; a special friend Jeane Walling and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services are at 1:00 pm Monday March 8, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm Monday.  The family request donations are made to Hospice.  Online condolences may be left for Doug’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Thelma Roberts Duncan

Thelma Roberts Duncan, 79, Died Monday, February 15,2010 at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born to the late Flurrie Woodford Roberts, and Lottie Myrtle Roberts. She retired from the old Pinkerton Tobacco Factory in Owensboro. She was a member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, hunting arrowheads and marbles, grocery shopping, cooking, and spending time with her friends. Mrs. Duncan loved her church and always  gave more of herself, than she ever expected to receive.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and 6 siblings, Gene Roberts, Ethel Poole, Owen Roberts, Dorothy Staples, Lorene Howard, and Clyde Roberts. She is survived by husband Moreland Taylor Duncan, sons Tony Duncan, and Ricky (Margie) Duncan, one daughter Sheila (Wilton) Powell, 9 grandchildren Jeffie (Jacob) Mckay, Vanessa (Wes) Payne, Heather Duncan, Samantha Strayn, Thomas Duncan, Jerri Robertson, Rex (Tonya) Beavers, Jeff (Nicole) Beavers, Mandy (Derek) West, as well as 16 great grandchildren

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312), with visitation starting after 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, and after 9:00 A.M.,Thursday at the funeral home.  Service are 10:30 A.M. Thursday with  Bro. Steven Boyd, Officiating.  Burial will  follow in Lewisport Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to her church.  Envelopes are available  at the funeral home.Taylorwoodfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

Minnie Mae Henderson

Minnie Mae Henderson, 96, of Lewisport passed away Friday, February 12, 2010 at Heartland Villa Healt.  Ms. Henderson was born Friday, March 28, 1913 in Lewisport to the late James T. and Minnie Mae Boutcher Thrasher.  Minnie spent her entire life in Hancock County and was a lifetime member of Lewisport Baptist Church where she previously served as the church clerk.  She was also the organist for her church for 50 years.  Ms. Henderson was a retired second grade teacher for the old Lewisport Elementary School.  She taught in the Hancock County area for a total of 41 years.  Ms. Henderson enjoyed needlepoint, especially making needlepoint calendars, and being with her “running buddies”, Irene Fallin, Lucy Lawson, Daisy Hawkins and Edna Jane Holland, who she spent many hours of fun with.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Henderson is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Henderson (1968), her sister, Nancy Cameron and her brother, Harvey Thrasher.    Ms. Henderson is survived by her five nieces and nephews, Charles Henderson of Lewisport, James Henderson of Reynolds Station, Gerry Webb of Michigan, Doris Webb Robinson of Michigan and Michal H. Powers of Lewisport.  She is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews.                                                            

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312), with visitation being held Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday  at the funeral home.  Ms. Henderson’s funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Lewisport Baptist Church with Bro. Bob White officiating.  Burial will follow in Lewisport Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Lewisport Baptist Church.  Envelopes will be made available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be made to the family at taylorwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Jeremy Boling

Jeremy D. Boling, 34, of Lewisport died Thursday February 11, 2010 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.  Jeremy was born on August 13, 1975 in Owensboro to Roger and Scherri Adkins Boling.  He was a member at Union Baptist Church and was employed at Century Aluminum.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors.  He was preceded in death by his father Roger Boling and maternal grandparents Barney and Murl Adkins.

Survivors include his parents Buddy and Scherri Cummins of Owensboro; two sons Logan Boling and Gavin Boling both of Lewisport; a brother Bryan Cummins of Owensboro and his paternal grandparents Norman and Mary Boling of Hawesville.

Services are at 3:00 pm Sunday February 14, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be from 11:00 am till service time Sunday.  Online condolences may be left for Jeremy’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

James Sherwood Gaynor

James Sherwood Gaynor, 86, of Hawesville, passed away at his farm he loved so much on Thursday February 4, 2010.  Jim was born on February 22, 1923 in Utility, KY to the late Frank and Connie Hall Gaynor.  He was preceded in death by his loving, Christian wife of 60 years, Wilma Brown Wroe Gaynor, his sister Theodora (Waitman) Jackson, brothers Franklin (Rachel) Gaynor, Broadus (Rosabella) Gaynor, father-in-law and mother-in-law W. R. (Rev) and Willie Wroe, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Merriman and Juanita Wroe and Sheba, his faithful collie dog.

Jim was a wonderful, loving, devoted, Christian husband, father, and grandfather.  He loved telling “old” stories and making people laugh.  Daddy also loved gathering bouquets of flowers from his yard to take to Mom’s final resting place.  He was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church where he served as Deacon Emeritus and had served as a Sunday School teacher of the Senior Men’s Class for many years.  He was a 60 year member of Hancock F&AM Masonic lodge 115, a Kentucky Colonel and a past member of the Hawesville Lions Club.  He enjoyed watching Kentucky Wildcat basketball.

He was employed by Republic Aircraft in Evansville during WW II.  He was an insurance agent for Lincoln Income Life for 33 years, where he was a top-selling agent for several years.  Upon retirement, Jim raised cattle, worked tirelessly in the hayfield, and was getting hay for his customers at the time of his death.

Jim is survived by his son, Gary Winston Gaynor (Betty) of Hawesville, daughters, Carla Gayle Gaynor Early (Mush) of Hawesville, Connie Mae Gaynor Duncan (Hugh) of Lewisport and Gaynel Gaynor Payne (Mark) of Hawesville.  Grandchildren, Jon Numon Prince (Kathy), Stephanie Renee Gaynor Embry, Carie Michelle Gaynor Roberts (Todd), Jamie Lynn Gaynor (Josh), Benjamin Jason “BJ” Early (Gina), James Kelly Duncan (Nicole), Jonathan Kyle Duncan (Sarah), Alexandra Brooke Payne, Audra Beth Payne, Ashtyn Gaynor Payne.  Great  Grandchildren, Zach, Blake and Cydnee Prince, Sara and Skylar Embry, Jacob Fuqua, Madison and Mackenzie Roberts, Chelsea and Xander Early, Jaelyn and Jack Duncan and Kyla Duncan.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Monday February 8, 2010 at Hawesville Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11:00 am till 8:00 pm Sunday and from 7:00 am till 10:30 am Monday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  A Masonic service will take place Sunday night at 5:30 pm.     Memorial contributions can be made to the Hawesville Baptist Church Building Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Jim’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

Reuben Tindle

Reuben Tindle, 88, of Hawesville died Tuesday January 19, 2010 at Hillcrest Health Care.  He was born on January 5, 1922 in Hawesville to the late Waldo and Evelyne Barker Tindle, Sr.  He was a truck driver.

Survivors include a sister Anna Horsley of Maceo; five half sisters Dorothy Payne and Genevie Knopps both of Louisville, Peggy Smith, Sue Sutherland and Jo Ann Decker all of Hawesville; two half brothers O. W. Tindle, Jr. of Hawesville and John Tindle of Beaver Dam and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Friday January 22, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11:00 am till service time Friday.  Online condolences may be left for Reuben’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

Emma Louise Jackson

Emma Louise Jackson, 89, of Hawesville died Thursday January 14, 2010 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.  Emma was born on April 29, 1920 in Hawesville, KY to the late Thomas A. and Edna Frances Powers Jackson.  She was a member at Mt Eden Baptist Church and retired from Owensboro Executive Inn.  She was preceded in dead by a brother Shirley Jackson and an infant sister Bettie Jo Jackson.

Survivors include two sisters Jean Estes of Princeton, IN and Billie Faye (William) Moad of Hawesville; nieces Linda (Ron) McFall of Tell City, IN, Carla (William) Smith of Indianapolis, IN and Shannon (Mike) Schafer of Princeton, IN; nephews Michael (Roberta) Jackson of Ladson, SC, Randy (Connie) Estes of Patoka, IN and Kirk (Trish) Estes of Franklin, TN; 16 great nieces and nephews and several great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday January 17, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Foy Back officating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm Saturday and from 7:00 am till service time Sunday.  Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Emma.  Online condolences may be left for Emma’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Mary Lou Shadwick McCaslin

Mary Lou Shadwick McCaslin, 82, of Owensboro died Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  Mary Lou was born on February 23, 1927 in Hancock County to the late Junius and Bessie Gibson Shadwick.  She was of the Baptist faith and retired as a Produce Manager.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, working in her yard, and assisting those in need.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl McCaslin and a son, E. Ray McCaslin.

Survivors include a son, Charles E. (Becky) McCaslin of Owensboro; five grandchildren, Shane McCaslin, Shanna McCaslin, Erin McCaslin, Matt McCaslin and Dr. Lyndsay McCaslin; two great grandchildren, Hudson McCaslin and Hayden McCaslin; two sisters, Martha Ashworth of Owensboro and Dorothy Meserve of Hawesville, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am, Monday, January 11, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Sunday, and from 7:00 am until 11:00 am Monday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  The family has requested that all donations be made to the American Cancer Society.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for Mary Lou’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Helen Sanders

Helen Sanders, 83, of 431 Triplett St., Owensboro, formerly of Boling Chapel, passed away on Monday January 4, 2010, at Hillcrest Healthcare in Owensboro.  Helen was born near Boling Chapel on April 20, 1926, to the late Amos and Maudie Basham Sanders.  She was a member of Boling Chapel United Methodist Church (formerly the Evangelical United Brethren Church) for more than 70 years. She served her church in numerous capacities including Sunday School Superintendent, member of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, and General Conference delegate.  She was the first woman to serve on the Hancock County Board of Education. Helen worked for General Electric in Tell City before she began a 43-year career in insurance. She worked her first 23 years with Lincoln Income Insurance Co. and was their first female agent. Later with the Independent Life Insurance Company she was honored as the leading agent in the Owensboro area several years.  Her outstanding sales records were rewarded with numerous trips to national conventions. At the time of her death she was an agent with American General Life Insurance Company.

Survivors include first cousins Russell Jarboe, Ray Jarboe, James Peyton, Maxine Sanders, Glenda Hatfield, and Gloria Bryant. Other cousins include Billy Sanders, Josephine Lombardo, Betty Taylor, Sarah Jane Hale, Tommy Sanders, Patrick Sanders, Virgil Quisenberry, Jr., Martha McCarty, Carolyn Boling, Carroll Quisenberry, David Quisenberry, and Andy Quisenberry.  She is also survived by a special friend Kay Knight and many other dear friends.

Services are at noon Saturday January 9, 2010, at Boling Chapel United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Boling Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and from 7:00 am until10:00 a.m. Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home and from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Boling Chapel United Methodist Church.  Online condolences may be left for Helen’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

John Wesley Robertson

John Wesley Robertson, 61, of Hawesville died January 3, 2010 at Oakwood Health Campus with his family at his side.  Johnny was born on July 5, 1948 in Owensboro, KY to the late Keith and Louise Meserve Robertson.  He was a member of the Hawesville United Methodist Church, graduated from Brescia University with a BA degree in Sociology, served his country in the United States Navy where he was a veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of VFW post 5186 Hawesville, KY, served as deputy sheriff for his father-in-law Billy Stephens, Sr. and at the time of his death he was employed at Domtar Paper Mill where he had worked for 32 years.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years Brenda Stephens Robertson; 2 daughters Brandy Robertson of Charleston, WV and Stacy Robertson of Hawesville; 2 sons Stephen (Kristy) Robertson of Hawesville and Daniel Robertson of Louisville; 2 grandchildren Sydney Robertson and Dalton Robertson; a sister Linda (Joel) Meador of Hawesville; a special aunt Anita Robertson of Hawesville and nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Thursday January 7, 2009 at Hawesville United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills with military honors.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 7:00 am till 10:30 am Thursday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  The family asks for donations be made to either Hawesville United Methodist Church or United Methodists Church Children’s Home.  Online condolences may be left for Johnny’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Lois Whitten

Lois Whitten, 93, of Hawesville died Tuesday December 29, 2009 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport, KY.  Lois was born on June 15, 1916 in Hancock County to the late Clarence and Bertha Nugent Nichols.  She was a homemaker, worked on the family farm, was of the Baptist faith and a UK basketball fan.  She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Whitten, a sister Loral Nichols, 4 brothers Virgil Nichols, Norville Nichols, Marvin Nichols and Forest Nichols and a half brother Raymond Rice.

Survivors include a son Billy “Diana” Nichols of Hawesville; 2 granddaughters Annette “Jim” George of Tell City, IN and Tina “Dennis” Fisher of Cannelton, IN; 2 great grandchildren Corey George and Jenna Fisher; 2 sister-in-laws Alta Nichols and Violet Nichols both of Hawesville and several nieces and nephews. 

Services are at 11:00 am Friday January 1, 2010 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mt Eden Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday and from 7:00 am till 11:00 am Friday.  Online condolences may be left for Lois’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Wayne Franklin "Pete" Smith

Wayne Franklin “Pete” Smith (Smitty), 69, of Reynolds Station, KY passed away on December 22, 2009 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  Pete was born on October 5, 1940 in Hancock County to Frank and Ines Holmes Smith and was of the Baptist faith.

 Survivors include his wife of 49 years Virginia “Ginny” Lucas Smith; 3 children Henry Frank Smith and wife Lisa of Hawesville, Deborah Smith Millay of Lewisport and Richard Smith and wife Susan of Reynolds Station; his mother Ines Smith of Hawesville; a sister Nellie Gillians of Reynolds Station; a brother Carl Smith of Hawesville; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren all residing in Hancock County.  Preceding Pete in death was his father Frank Smith and 2 brothers Marvin Perry Smith and Faron Thomas Smith.

He was retired from Century Aluminum formerly known as NSA after 32 years of service and served on the Board of Directors of Dukes Fire Dept. for 3 years.  He enjoyed farming, raising cattle and spending time with his family.  He was a loving neighbor and friend to all.  He will be remembered for his smiling face and loving heart, by all that knew him.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday December 27, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Larry Sosh.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday and from 7:00 am till 2:00 pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Pete’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Lucille Claycomb

Lucille Claycomb, 95, of Hawesville died Friday November 6, 2009 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  Lucille was born on December 30, 1913 in Breckenridge County to the late William and Lela Mae Ammons Curl.  She was a member, librarian and class leader at Hawesville Baptist Church and worked at Keowns Market for many years.  Preceding Lucille in death were her husband Emmett Claycomb, sons Jesse Clarence Claycomb and Emmett Earl Claycomb, a granddaughter Heather Claycomb, a great grandson Jeffrey Cecil, brothers Hewitt Curl, W. H. Curl, Charlie Curl and Jesse Curl and sisters Sudie Dowell, Dolly Singleton and Ruth Singleton.

Survivors include a son Larry Claycomb of Lewisport: a daughter in law Betty Claycomb of Owensboro; grandsons Jimmy (Sandy) Claycomb of Gallatin, TN and Michael (Amy) Claycomb of Owensboro: granddaughters Earlene Claycomb, Darlene Stallings, Donna (Steve) Cecil and Michelle Spinks all of Owensboro, 10 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Services are at 10:00 am Tuesday November 10, 2009 at Hawesville Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday and from 7:00 am till 9:30 am Tuesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Lucille’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

Flo Gray

Flo Gray, 82, of Hawesville died Thursday November 5, 2009 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  Flo was born on March 2, 1927 in Owensboro, KY to the late Samuel V. and Suetta Oost Smith.  She was a member at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a housewife.  Preceding Flo in death were her husband William Earl Gray, a daughter Joy Kay Voyles a grandson Joseph Earl Mattingly and a brother Edmond Smith. Flo loved being with her family, grandchildren and traveling.

Survivors include 10 children Janice Sue (Paul) Petery of Reno, NV, Jean Ann (Mike) Mattingly of Hawesville, Anthony Earl (Bettie) Gray of Owensboro, Bruce Edward (Rachel) Gray of Lewisport, Joyce Gail (J. C.) Peercy of Owensboro, Joan Lee (Lowell) Newman of Hawesville, Jerrie Lynn (Robert) Durbin of Cannelton, IN, Jimmylou (James) Vandgrift of Hawesville, Curtis Eugene (Jamie) Gray of Owensboro and Judith Marie (Larry) White of Hawesville; a son-in-law David Voyles of Hawesville; Chris DeBeneditto of NJ; 34 grandchildren Melanie McMahan, Judith Garcia, Angela Lambert, John Darren Mattingly, Dawn M. Mattingly, Jennifer L. Nash, Joy Beth Jackson, David A. Gray, Amber Wilson, Bruce E. Gray, April F. Henry, Daniel W. Payne, Katherine Payne, Douglas W. Payne, Laraine L. Epley, Norman L. Newman, Terry G. Morris, Jamie L. Voyles, Judith M. Voyles, David R. Voyles, Laura Ellsworth, Steven G. Kirtley, Kristi L. Kirtley, Misty Durbin, Stacey S. Baxter, James Lannie Drury, Holly Gaye McIntyre, Curtis W. Gray, Cecily M. Gray, Paige M. Gray, Travis J. White, Britney M. White, Shannon Wilson and Carrie McManaway;  75 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a sister Monnie Ree Blankenship; a brother Samuel V. (Norma) Smith of Owensboro and numerous loved nieces, nephews and extended family.    

Services are at 2:00 pm Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday with the Rosary at 7:00 pm and from 7:00 am till 1:30 pm Monday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Flo’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

John Huston Brickey

John Huston Brickey, 83, of Hawesville died Saturday October 17, 2009 at home with his family at his side.  Huston was born in Breckenridge Co. on August 20, 1926 to the late Leroy and Annie McClellan Brickey.  He was a member at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, worked 29 years for the Chevrolet dealership in Hawesville, owned and operated Brickey’s Garage for 16 years, operated a wrecker service for 45 years and was an Army veteran of WW II serving as an MP in the Pacific.  Huston enjoyed spending time with his family, UK basketball and inventing and engineering products.  Preceding him in death was a daughter Eleanor Ann Strickland in 1990 and a sister Marcella Tongate in 2009.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Betty Hinton Brickey; 2 daughters Brenda (Donald) Aull of Parrish, FL and Tracie (Gary) Frazier of Hawesville; 2 granddaughters Shannon (Brian) Wynne of Ellenton, FL and Jenae (Brad) Keown of Hawesville; 3 great grandchildren Huston Wynne, Kendra Keown and Kolby Keown.

Services are at 10:00 am Tuesday October 20, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday with prayers at 7:00 pm and from 7:00 am till 9:30 am Tuesday.  The family request donations are made to Hospice or Immaculate Conception Church.  On line condolences may be left for Huston’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com   

 

 

Vivian Mae Lambert Puckett

Vivian Mae Lambert Puckett, beloved by her family, 86, of Lewisport, passed away Friday, October 09, 2009 at Heartland Villa.  Mrs. Puckett was born on October 15, 1922 in Hancock Co. to the late William Roy and Allie Jolly Lambert.  She was a member at Third Street Baptist Church, retired from Martin Maritta and set with people as a senior companion.  Preceding Vivian in death was a brother Glenn Lambert. 

Surviving Vivian are two daughters, Priscilla (Richard) Sumner of Lexington and Danielle (Stephen) Ayres of Nicholasville; three sons, Ronnie (Debbie) Puckett, Russell Puckett and Mike Puckett all of Hawesville; 7 grandchildren Ronna Kay Ogle, Chris Griffin, Amanda Walker, Jason Puckett, Cassie Mae Puckett, Dexter Ayres and Beau Puckett; 7 great grandchildren; four sisters Mildred (Louise) DeJarnette of Bowling Green, Fay Newton of Hawesville, Imogene Grant of Owensboro and Norma Shultz of Lewisport; a brother Darrell Lambert of Mariana, FL and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Monday October 12, 2009 at Blackford Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00pm Sunday and from 7:00 am till 12:30 pm Monday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  The family request all donations be made to Hospice.  Online condolences may be left for Vivian’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Virginia Reid Stewart

Virginia Reid Stewart, 81, of Lewisport died Monday October 5, 2009 at Heartland Villa.  Virginia was born on October 31, 1927 in Gatewood, KY to the late Lawrence and Ida Tom Lambert Reid.  She was a member at Friendly Grove Baptist Church and retired from American Tobacco Co.  She enjoyed quilting and working with her flowers.  Preceding Virginia in death was her husband Charles Stewart on July 5, 2009, a grandson Anthony Reid Stewart, a brother Hugh Reid and a son-in-law Danny Brown.

Survivors include two daughters Judy (Virgil) Quisenberry of Central, SC and Bonita Brown of Cunningham, KY; a son Terry (Karen) Stewart of Hawesville; two grandchildren Jennifer (Brad) Howton of Lewisport and Thomas (Maggie) Quisenberry of Morrow, GA; four great grandchildren Ashton Howton, Brendon Howton, Caleb Quisenberry and Joshua Quisenberry.

Services are at 2:00 pm Thursday October 8, 2009 at Union Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 7:00 am till 1:30 pm Thursday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home. The family request donations are made to the Union Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.  Online condolences may be left for Virginia’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Samuel B. Ayres

Samuel B. Ayres, 88, of Owensboro, KY, passed away Sunday October 4, 2009 at home surrounded by his family.  Mr. Ayres was born on July 23, 1921 in Hancock Co. to the late Edward K. and Mary Ruth Brown Ayres.  Sam retired from the Marine Corps after serving 20 yrs and served in WW II and the Korean War.  He was of the Baptist faith and a Master Mason.  Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing with his grandchildren.  Preceding Sam in death are three brothers, Edward Kavanaugh “Kav” Ayres, Graham Ayres and Billy Ayres.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Sanders Ayres; two daughters, Sherry (Dana) Datres of Hershey, PA and Brigette Ayres of Owensboro; two sons Jerry (Gail) Ayres and Ricky Wayne (Pam) Ayres both of Owensboro; three grandchildren Christopher Datres, Michael Datres and Brittany Ayres and a brother Philip D. Ayres of Hawesville.

Services are at 11:30 am Wednesday October 7, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills with Military Honors.  Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am till service time Wednesday.  The family request any donations be made to Hospice.  Online condolences may be left for Sam’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

 

Danny Lee Elliott

Danny Lee Elliott, 33, of Hawesville died Monday September 28, 2009.  Danny was born in Tacoma, WA on June 3, 1976 to Carl and Waltraud Kaimer Elliott. He was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include his wife Chessie Pierce Elliott; a daughter Lene`a Elliott; a son Noah Elliott; his parents Carl and Waltraud Elliott of Hawesville; 2 sisters Jennifer Fendel of Norfolk, VA and Lisa Payne of St. Joseph, KY; 2 brothers Oliver Kaimer of Germany and Andreas Elliott of Ft Polk, LA; his maternal grandmother Walburga Kaimer of Germany and his paternal grandfather Sam (Pete) Elliott of Hawesville.

Services are at 11:00 am Thursday October 1, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 7:00 am till service time Thursday.  Online condolences may be left for Danny’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

 

Ronald Lee Bolin

Ronald Lee Bolin, 71, of Hawesville, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, September 16 at his home after a long illness surrounded by his family and loved ones.  Ron was born in Perry County, Indiana on July 16, 1938 to the late Alton and Nancy Sturgeon Bolin.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Kenneth Bolin and Jim Bolin, and his sisters, Joyce Scott and Wanda Wright.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Janet Ellis Bolin; one daughter, Marla Walton; three sons, Rick Bolin, Tim Bolin, and Steve Bolin; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; Also surviving are one brother, Alton Bolin Jr. and one sister Marjorie Simpson.

A memorial celebration honoring Ron’s life will be held at 3 pm Saturday, September 26 at Mt. Eden Baptist Church in Hawesville, Kentucky.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be made in Ron’s name to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301 or online at www.hospiceofwky.org.  Online condolences may be left for Ron’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.    

 

 

Mary Edith Craft Flake

Mary Edith Craft Flake, 88, of Hawesville, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  Mary was born on November 4, 1920, in Hancock County to the late John David and Nanny Benningfield Craft.  She was a housewife and enjoyed her flowers, sewing, gardening and most of all her grandchildren.  Mary was preceded in death by a son Ray Flake, a great grandson Jonathan Eckles and was the last of 11 siblings, Ellen Nugent, Bea Jackson, Beaulah Jackson, Rosalie Craft, Pearl Trumbo, Katherine Tindle, Kate Voyles, Bill Craft, Griffin Craft and Jesse David Craft.

Survivors include her three sons, Tom (Shirley) Flake, Billy Joe Flake, and Bobby (Crystal) Flake all of Hawesville; nine grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mary will be held at 11 am, Saturday, September 19, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Interment will be in Serenity Hills.  Visitation will be from 3 pm to 8 pm Friday and from 7 am till service time Saturday at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for Mary’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Robert Houston Corley

Robert Houston Corley, 77, of Weber passed away Wednesday September 9, 2009 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  Mr. Corley was born September 16, 1931 in Pellville to the late Owen and Zuela Brown Corley.  Mr. Corley served in the U S Army during the Korean War.  He retired from Tell City Chair Company and was a lifelong farmer.  He was preceded in death by his brothers Ledrew Corley of Lewisport, James Corley of Pellville and a sister Leda Stevens of Louisville.

Survivors include his five children Robert Preston Corley of Plainfield, Connecticut, Karon Sue Trodglen of Weber, Dennis Ray Corley of Lewisport, Jeffrey Wayne Corley and Patricia Ann Roberts both of Weber; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday September 11, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Burial will be in Pellville Cemetery with Military Honors.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm Thursday and from 7:00 am till service time Friday at the Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Mr. Corley’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

 

Marcella B. Tongate

Marcella B. Tongate, 78, of Hawesville, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2009 at OMHS.  Mrs. Tongate was born on December 3, 1930 in Breckenridge County to the late Leroy and Annie McClellan Brickey.  Mrs. Tongate was a member of Mt. Eden Baptist Church and a housewife.  She enjoyed painting and spending time with family especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years Ora C. Tongate; two sons Danny Tongate and his wife Gloria of Hawesville and Bruce Tongate and his wife Rita of Lewisport; six grandchildren Tammy Younglove, David Tongate, Melissa Brink, Lyndsay Gaynor, Ashley Tongate and Britney Tongate; six step grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; a brother Houston Brickey and wife Betty of Hawesville and a brother in law Rev. Fred Tongate of Lewisport.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Tongate will be held at 1 pm Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home with interment in Serenity Hills in Hawesville.  Visitation will be from 3 pm to 8 pm Wednesday and from 7 am to service time Thursday at the Funeral Home.  Online messages of condolence may be left for Mrs. Tongate’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

 

Michael P. Young

Michael P. Young, 62, of Lewisport, died Thursday, August 13, 2009 at his residence with his loving wife and son at his side.  Mike was born in Daviess County on Wednesday, January 8, 1947 to the late Melvin and Juanita Pearl Young.  Mike retired from NSA, a division of Southwire where he worked as an electrical supervisor.  He was also a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from the United States Coast Guard Reserve.   He was a Vietnam Veteran; he was proud to have served his country and patriotism was very important to him.  Mike was also an active member of Lewisport Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, a Sunday School Director and was also involved with the youth.  He loved spending time outdoors, riding his motorcycles, and hiking in the mountains.  Family was very important; he loved spending time with his family, especially spoiling the grandchildren rotten.

Mike will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 42 years, Sandra Crain Young; his son, Michael E. Young of Lewisport; his daughter, Tricia Foster (Todd) of Owensboro; his brothers, Mark Young (Carman) and Dennis Young (Teresa); and his sisters, LouNell Graham (Doug), Thelmalene Wimpee and Bonita Weaver, all of Bowling Green.  Mike is also survived by his two grandchildren, Alex and Makenzie Foster.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport (295-3312) with Mr. Young’s funeral service being held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 17, 2009 at Lewisport Baptist Church with Brother Bob White officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Eden Cemetery in Hawesville.  Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 8 P.M., and after 9:00 A.M Monday.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice or American Heart Association.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.   Condolences to the family may be made online at taylorwoodfuneralhome.com

 

Thomas Askin 

Thomas Askin, 43, of Hawesville died Wednesday August 12, 2009 at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Owensboro.  Thomas was born on October, 14, 1965 in Hardinsburg, KY to John C. and Jane Ruth Odom Askin.  He was a member at St Williams Catholic Church and a butcher at Wal Mart.  He enjoyed UK Sports and shooting.  He was preceded in death by his father John C. Askin.

Survivors include a daughter Alexandria Askin of Whitesville; his mother Jane Ruth Askin of Owensboro; 2 sisters Angelia Stokes of Dothan, AL and Linda Hall of Owensboro; 3 brothers Tony Askin and Robert Askin both of Owensboro and Paul Askin of Hawesville and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 10:00 am Saturday August 15, 2009 at St Williams Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St Williams Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am till 9:00 am Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Prayers will be at 6:00 pm Friday.  Online condolences may be left for Thomas’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Gladys Myrle Cartwright

Gladys Myrle Cartwright, 85, of Fordsville died Tuesday August 11, 2009 at Ohio County Hospital.  Gladys was born in Roseville, KY on May 3, 1924 to the late Walter S. and Emma Jane Keown Huff.  She was of the Catholic faith and retired from Tell City Chair.  She enjoyed playing bunko, bingo, doing crossword puzzles and baby sitting. She was preceded in death by her husband James William Cartwright, two sons Carl Cartwright and John Cartwright, a sister Louise Jones and a brother Willie Lee Huff.

Survivors include 2 daughters Shirley Ann Smith of Fordsville and Connie S. Sanders of Reynolds Station; a son Danny Cartwright of Cloverport; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Friday August 14, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mt Calvary Cemetery in Hawesville.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm Thursday and from 7:00 am till service time Friday.  Online condolences may be left for Gladys’ family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Samuel H. Pate

Samuel H. Pate, 83, of Lewisport, died Monday, August 10, 2009 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  Sam was born Monday, May 3, 1926 in Lewisport to the late Joseph Haywood and Nancy Smith Pate.   In addition to his parents, Sam was predeceased by his wife, Micheal and his brother, Robert Smith “Joe Bob” Pate.   Sam previously served his country in the Army and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for bravery.  Sam was drafted into service for World War II in 1944 and served a tour in Europe that took him to Scotland, England, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium and Czechoslavakia.  Sam was wounded while serving and after he returned to duty, he eventually ended up in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia.  Sam served in the Army until 1946 and was called up during the Korean War, but because of his pervious injuries he was unable to serve.  He was a well known retired farmer as well as the oldest member of the VFW Post in Owensboro.  Sam was a founder and board member for many years of the Kentuckiana Livestock.

Sam will be missed by his sons, Keith Pate and Karl (Valerie) Pate, both of Lewisport; his brother, George Kendall Pate; and his sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Pate Grant.  Sam was also survived by two grandchildren, Katelyn and Madeline Pate, several nieces and nephews, and his canine sidekick “Chi-Chi”.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home in Lewisport with visitation from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2009 with Mr. Pate’s funeral service being 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Brother Alton Lawhorn officiating.  Burial will follow in Lewisport City Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086.   Condolences to the family may be made online at taylorwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

Donna Rose Hibner Snyder

Ms. Donna Rose Hibner, formally Donna Rose Snyder, of Reidsville, NC formally of Hawesville passed away on Saturday morning, August 8, 2009 at her residence.  Ms. Hibner was born in Saginaw Michigan on May 16, 1941, a daughter of John and Eva Estel Rine Hibner, both deceased.  She was a retired fuel desk operator for Shoemaker’s Truck Stop in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She loved her family, loved doing things for other people and loved to crochet.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her daughters Rose Stevens and Christine Snyder both of Brown Summit, NC and Barbara Fenwick of Henderson, KY; her sons Petey Snyder and Johnnie Snyder both of Hawesville, KY; her sister Rennie Sweeney of Texas; her brother John Dean Hibner of Oregon; her ex-husband James R. “Pete” Snyder of Hawesville, KY; 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and 1 expected great grandchild.

Graveside services are at 10:30 am Friday August 14, 2009 at Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for Donna’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

John L. Adams

John L. Adams, 55, devoted husband, loving dad and proud papaw of Lewisport went to be with his Heavenly Father surrounded by his family on Saturday August 8, 2009 at his home.  He was born on July 1, 1954 in Tell City, IN to Ken and Bessie Sprinkle Adams.  He was a member at Union Baptist Church, loyal employee at Domtar for 27 years, a member of Hancock Masonic Lodge 115 F & AM and a 1972 graduate of Tell City High School.  He was preceded in death by his mother Bessie Adams and a brother Charles L. Adams.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years Martha Lambert Adams; a daughter Niki (Tony) Thomas of Hawesville; a son Army Staff Sgt John C. (Heather) Adams of Ft Knox; a step son Gary Lambert of Hawesville;10 grandchildren Chase Thomas, Trenton Thomas, Linkin Thomas, Calee Adams, John David Adams, Jacob Thomas Adams, Heather Potts, Ryan Lambert, Jackie Lambert and Austin McDaniel; his father Ken Adams of Tell City; a sister Brenda Adams of Kent Wash; 3 brothers Jim Adams and Frank Adams both of Tell City and Randy Adams of Madisonville.

Services are at 11:00 am Wednesday August 12, 2009 at Union Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am to 10:30 am Wednesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Masonic Services are at 7:00 pm Tuesday at the Funeral Home.  The family request any donations are made to Union Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home Online condolences may be left for John’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Billy Howard Freeny

Billy Howard Freeny, 63, died Tuesday July 28, 2009 at his home.  Billy was born on July 12, 1946 in Leake Co., MS to Alferd Howard and Mildred Howard Freeny.  He was a member at Lewisport Baptist Church, retired from Weyerhaeuser Paper Co., a Kentucky Colonel, inducted into Paper Makers Couch Pitt University and an Air Force veteran.  He was preceded in death by his father Alfred H. “Bill” Freeny and a grandson Bryce Evan Freeny.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years Julia Marie Freeny; 2 sons Kenneth Alan (Jeanette) Freeny of Hawesville and William Russell (Krista) Freeny of Great Falls, MT; his mother Mildred Howard Freeny of Lena, MS; a sister Doreen Trest of Ludlow, MS; 4 brothers Mike Freeny and Keith Freeny both of Lena, MS, Devee Freeny of Ackerman, MS and Ted Freeny of Batesville, MS and 6 grandchildren.

Services are at 3:00 PM Saturday August 1, 2009 at Wilcox Funeral Home (106 S. Jordan St., Carthage, MS 39051).  Burial will be in Freeny Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Saturday at Wilcox Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Billy’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

Wilford Lee Morris

Wilford Lee Morris, 69, on July 11, 2009 our beloved carpenter and fisherman joined his almighty carpenter and fisherman in Heaven, after a lengthy illness.  Wilford was born on December 31, 1939 in Hancock County to the late Elvie and Katie Dell Moorman Morris.  He was a Christian, a member at Blackford Baptist Church, a member of the Owensboro Carpenter’s Union, former member of Hancock Co. Bassmasters, former member of the Hawesville Vol. Fire Department, founding member of Hancock Co. Fish and Game Club and a 10 year veteran of the US Army Reserve.  Wilford loved his family, fishing and a lifetime of boating and water sports.  He could often be found playing cards, watching UK basketball, enjoying a home filled with love and energy and excitement with his sons, grandkids and great grandkids. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters Louise Voyles, Edna Mae Martin, Darline Voyles and Ida B. Swihart and 3 brothers Cletus Morris, Ralph Morris and Jessie Morris.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Betty Ford Morris; 2 sons Kenny (Donna) Morris of Hawesville and Kevin (Jamie) Morris of Lewisport; 4 grandchildren Tori Morris, Duane (Bethony) Morris, Tabatha (Miqueas) Perez and Adam (Jennifer) Morris; 5 great grandchildren Gracie Morris, Kalissa Perez, Jaxson Morris, Dylan Morris and Logan Morris; 3 sisters Eva Dell Spencer and Lorine Swihart both of Hawesville and Margie Burgh of Indianapolis, IN; 3 brothers Marshall Morris and Wayne Morris both of Hawesville and Larry G. Morris of Utica and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Monday July 13, 2009 at Blackford Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday and from 7:00 am till 10:30 am Monday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  The family request donations be made to Owensboro Hospice, Caretenders or Hancock Co. Senior Citizens.  Online condolences may be left for Wilford’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Jimmy Darnell Owens

Jimmy Darnell Owens, 61 of Lewisport, Kentucky, entered his Heavenly life on Friday, July 10, 2009 at the University of Louisville Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky.  He was born Sunday, April 4, 1948 in Statesville, North Carolina to the late Blackburn and Dorothy Pearl Benfield Owens.  He was raised on the family dairy farm and Jim’s heart never left the farm.  Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army and he also worked for many years in the paper products industry in both North Carolina and Kentucky.  Jim was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Statesville, N.C. Jim loved NASCAR and his dogs as well as caring for his garden and lawn.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Debra Couty Owens; his daughter, Shannon Owens Boyd and her fiance’ Paul Kale of Statesville, N.C.; his son, Shane Darnell Owens and his special friend, Erin Ellenburg also of Statesville, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Benjamin Pressly Boyd, Mason Shane Owens and Madison Diane Owens.  He is survived by his brother, Jerry and Peggy Owens, and two sisters, Kathryn and Harold Harmon and Judy and Ed Sanford.  Jim is also survived by his special friend and mother of his children, Linda Swicegood Owens all of Statesville, N.C.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home with Mr. Owens’ services being held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the funeral home with Brother Bob White officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday.  An additional memorial service is planned for Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Faith Baptist Church in Statesville, N.C.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Lewisport Baptist Church Building Fund or the Kneeling Bridge Ministries c/o Faith Baptist Church, 403 Barry Oak Road, Statesville,  NC  28625. Memorial contribution envelopes will be made available at the funeral home. 

 

Doris "Dot" Elizabeth Bratcher

Doris “Dot” Elizabeth Bratcher,63, of Lewisport,died in a traffic accident in Hancock County on Wednesday, July 8, 2009.  She was born Saturday, December 29, 1945 in Louisville to  Henry and  Dailey Tabeling. Dot, as many knew her, was a devoted mother, grandmother and teacher. She was a registered nurse and retired from Owensboro Medical Health System after 25 years of service. She also volunteered her time at a free health clinic in Owensboro. Dot loved animals and working in her flower garden.  She was of the catholic faith and a member of  St. Michael Church.  Dot was preceded in death by her parents; a stepfather, Ralph Peterson; a brother, Robert Jerome Tabeling;  a sister; Alice Faye. 

Survivors include her companion, Ron Spalding; four daughters, Mary Bratcher Stilwell, Therese ‘Bratcher Hawkins, Lois Bratcher and Veronica Ann Bratcher Sessoms;  a brother, Thomas Tabeling.

Also surviving are five grandchildren, Courtney and Wesley Stilwell, Kasey Clark, Taylor and Raven Sessoms.  She is also survived by an aunt, Nellie A. Reed and a cousin, Diana Sue Powers.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home, Lewisport, 295-3312.  Ms. Bratcher’s  funeral mass is  being held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2009 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton, Indiana with Father Barnabas Gillespie,OSB officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Hawesville. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M., Sunday at Taylor- Wood Funeral Home.

Dot was loved by many, and will be greatly missed.

 

Charles F. Stewart

Charles F. Stewart, 86, of Heartland Villa, Lewisport died Sunday July 5, 2009 at Owensboro Medical Health System.  Charles was born on May 27, 1923 in Lewisport to the late George and Nellie Glover Stewart.  He was a member at Friendly Grove Baptist Church, retired from Tell City Chair and always enjoyed working with wood and being out in nature.  Charles was preceded in death by a grandson Anthony Reid Stewart, a sister Gertrude Stewart Adkins, 2 brothers George Stewart, Jr. and Kenneth Stewart and a son-in-law Danny Brown.    

Survivors include his wife of 64 years Virginia Reid Stewart; 2 daughters Judy (Virgil) Quisenberry of Central, SC and Bonita Brown of Cunningham, KY; a son Terry (Karen) Stewart of Hawesville; 2 grandchildren Jennifer (Brad) Howton of Lewisport and Thomas (Maggie) Quisenberry of Morrow, GA; 4 great grandchildren Ashton Howton, Brendon Howton, Caleb Quisenberry and Joshua Quisenberry; a sister-in-law Martha Stewart of Lewisport and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Wednesday July 8, 2009 at Union Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am till 10:30 am Wednesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  The family request all donations be made to the Union Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.  Online condolences can be left for Charles’s family at gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Buren "Bud" Curl

Buren “Bud” Curl, 79 of Lewisport, Ky. died Thursday, July 2 ,2009 at his home after a lengthy illness.  He was born in Alton, Indiana December 4, 1929 to Charles and Clara Curl.  Mr. Curl retired from Commonwealth Alum. after 30 years service. He  was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church.  “Bud” enjoyed being with his grand children and watching softball games at Vastwood Park.  He also enjoyed fishing and loved watching the Young and the Restless on TV.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Joe David Curl. 

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Thelma Curl; 2 sons, David “Pete” (Pam) Curl, of Hawesville, William “Billy” (Denise) Curl of Lewisport,and daughter Marilyn Holder of Owensboro.   Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, Kim (Drew) Knight, Andy Coon, Miranda (Josh) Hunt, Stacy Curl, April (Michael) Bryant, and Valerie Ferry.  Great grandchildren are Kiera, Kaxton, Landon, Taylor, Hayley, Courtney, and Evan .  

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home with Mr. Curl’s  service being held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 2009 at the funeral home with Brother Bob White officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday and after 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Lewisport Cemetery

Expressions of sympathy are requested for Hospice or Lewisport Baptist Church with contribution envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Dorothy Ballard DePriest Revlett Hatfield

Dorothy Ballard DePriest Revlett Hatfield, 62, of Hawesville formally of Owensboro died June 30, 2009 at her daughter’s home with her family at her side.  Dorothy was born on December 15, 1946 in Newbern, TN to Monroe and Ruth Freeman Ballard.  She was of the Baptist faith and was a retired secretary from Ragu.  She was preceded in death by her father Monroe Ballard.  She enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing darts and collecting frogs.

Survivors include a daughter Cheryl (Barry) Cline of Hawesville; 2 sons Timmy (Trina) DePriest of Murfreesboro, TN and Michael (Retina) DePriest of Bremen, KY; her mother Ruth Ballard of Stanley, KY; 4 grandchildren Retasha DePriest, Jonielle DePriest, Cindy Dant and Johnathen Jones; a great grand daughter Sarah Elizabeth Kelley; 4 sisters Janice Ashley of Bogue Chitta, MS, Diean Hank of Jackson, TN, Linda Pollock of Kenton, TN and Brenda Simrell of Obion, TN; 2 brothers Ray Ballard and Billy Ballard both of Owensboro and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 PM Friday July 3, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral.  Burial will be in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday and from 7:00 am till 12:30 pm Friday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for Dorothy’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.  

 

David Dwight Canary

David Dwight Canary, 61, of Owensboro, died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.  He was born Monday, April  26, 1948 to Leonard Allen and Wanda Bowlds Canary of Daviess County.  He was a union construction worker for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother :Ronnie Dean Canary in 2001.

Survivors include his wife the former Linda Keown  of Owensboro, his sons: Timmy Lee Canary of Tennessee, Shane, Shawn David and Cody Canary, all of Owensboro,  His sisters: Connie Simpson of Tell City, Diane Bishop of Evansville and  Peggy Rowland of Bardwell,  his brothers: Dale Canary of Tennessee, Marshall Canary of Utica, James Canary of Owensboro and Glenn Canary of Evansville.  He is also survived by his four grandchildren : Misty, Madison, Jagger, and Dillion Canary.

Visitation will start at noon, Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Taylor-Wood Funeral Home, with a funeral service to start at 7:00 P.M. Saturday evening.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to David’s family in care of Taylor - Wood Funeral Home, Lewisport, 295-3312

 

Mary Smith Grant

Mary Smith Grant , 71, of Tell City, Indiana, died Monday, June 8, 2009  at her home surrounded by her family. She was  born Tuesday, November 23, 1937 in Owensboro  to the late Jesse  and Mary Carr Smith.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ray Grant, her brother:  Charles Smith, and a sister: Brenda Lee Thorpe.  She was the first female school bus driver in Hancock County, and also worked as a GRITS bus driver and guard at NSA.  Mary loved spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of New Chapel United Methodist Church in Lewisport. Her hobbies include crochetting and sewing. 

Survivors include her daughters, Debbie Grant Chaffin and her husband Rodney of Lewisport, Bonnie Grant Hinton of Tell City, Indiana, Rebecca Grant Balz and her husband, James of Owensboro, Elizabeth Grant Wheatley and her husband, Ken of Rome, Indiana, and Shanalyn Grant Hubbard and her husband, Jason of Lewisport. Mary is also survived by two brothers, James H. Smith and Terry Smith; and a sister, Barbara Gabbert of Lewisport. She was also a grandmother to 21 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren with 4 more new additions expected by September of this year.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home with Ms. Grant’s service being held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2009 at the funeral home with Brother Rob Hughes officiating.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:00 Thursday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Thrasher Cemetery in Hancock County

 

Forest A. Nichols

Forest A. Nichols, 82, of Hawesville died Wednesday May 27, 2009 at Owensboro Place Care and Rehab Center.  He was born on July 25, 1926 in Hancock County to the late Clarence and Bertha Nugent Nichols.  He was a member at Mt Eden Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.  He worked for 17 ½ years at Indiana Gear Works and was a farmer.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and going out to eat.  He was preceded in death by a sister Loral Nichols; 3 brothers Virgil Nichols, Norville Nichols and Marvin Nichols and a half brother Raymond Rice.

Survivors include a sister Lois Whitten of Hawesville and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday May 31, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Mt Eden Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday and from 7:00 am till service time Sunday.  On line condolences can be left for Forest’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

 

 

Ida B. Morris Swihart

Ida B. Morris Swihart, 84, of Hawesville passed on to be with the Lord on Wednesday May 27, 2009 at Heartland Villa.  She was born on October 27, 1924 in Hancock County to the late Elvie and Katie Dell Moorman Morris.  She was a member at Blackford Baptist Church and a housewife.  She enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting, wood working and fishing.  She was preceded in death by her husband Griffin Swihart; 3 sisters Louise Voyles, Edna Mae Martin and Darline Voyles and 3 brothers Cletus Morris, Ralph Morris and Jessie Morris.

Survivors include a daughter Patsy (Ronnie) Blake of Hawesville; a son Kinsel (Susan) Swihart; 8 grandchildren Robin Bruce (Tonya) Blake, Mona Renee (Eddie) Duke, Lane Kaye (Corey) Holton, Ryan Alan (Jenae) Blake, Kristina (Edmon) Wheatley, Tamara (Kirk) Clark, Samantha (Mark) Rowe and Rebecca Swihart; 13 great grandchildren Brandon Blake, Shelby Duke, Matthew Duke, Angel Duke, Joe Duke, Caiden Duke, Jesse Holton, Holly Holton, Griffin Blake, Jaxson Blake, Bethanie Wheatley, Jonathan Wheatley and Carson Clark; 3 sisters Eva Dell Spencer and Lorine Swihart both of Hawesville and Margie Brugh of Indianapolis, IN; 4 brothers Marshall Morris, Wilford Morris and Wayne Morris all of Hawesville and Larry G. Morris of Utica and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Saturday May 30, 2009 at Blackford Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00pm to 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am till 12:30 pm Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be left for Ida B’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Gisela Evans

Gisela Evans, 60, of Lewisport died Sunday, May 17, 2009 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Memmingen, Germany on Wednesday, March 30, 1949 to Michael and Viktoria Schwarz Frank.  She was a member of Lewisport United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher.  Gisela retired from the Hancock County Board of Education where she was a cashier at North Hancock County School.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She enjoyed crafts, gardening and spending time with family and friends. 

Gisela will be missed by her loving husband, David W. Evans; her son, Jason M. Evans; her daughters, Christine Schroader and her husband Chuck, and Michi Ballard and her husband Alan; her brother, Karl-Heinz Bruhn; five grandchildren, Courtney, Celsey, and Cody Schroader and Cameron and Dalton Ballard, as well as one Great Grandchild, Traceson Schroader-Salcedo.  She is also survived by her mother, Viktoria Frank.  Mrs. Evans is predeceased by her father, Michael Frank.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home with a memorial service for Mrs. Evans being held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Lewisport United Methodist Church with Brother Rob Hughes and Brother Alton Lawhorn officiating. 

 

 

Russell Jackson

Russell M. Jackson, 71, of Hawesville, went to be with the Lord, May 4, 2009 at his home with his family and his nurse at his side.  He was born in Chambers, KY on August 21, 1937 to the late Ernest and Beatrice Craft Jackson.  He was a member at Blackford Baptist Church and a brick mason.  He retired after serving 12 years as Hancock County Jailer and 6 years as Dept. Jailer.  He enjoyed watching old western movies, collecting western memorabilia, fishing, shooting his guns and spending time with his grandchildren.

He married Patricia Lawson on March 26, 1960; they just celebrated their 49th Anniversary.  He was preceded in death by a daughter Libby Ann Jackson, a son Timothy Mitchell Jackson, a sister Maxine Goatley, 3 brothers Earl Jackson, Earnest Dee Jackson and Fred Jackson.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Lawson Jackson; a daughter Priscilla Pile of Hawesville; 2 sisters Aline Roberts of Elizabethtown, KY and Georgia (Kenneth) Basham of Hawesville; 2 brothers Billy (Bobbie) Jackson and Charles (Jane) Jackson both of Hawesville; 4 grandchildren Lucian, Alexis, Aireal and Christina and 9 nieces and 13 nephews.

Services are at 11:00 AM Friday May 8, 2009 at Blackford Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday and from 7:00 am till 10:30 am Friday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  The family request donations are made to the Russell M. Jackson Memorial Fund.  Online condolences can be left for Russell’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.  

 

Bernard L. "Ben" Fleck

Bernard L. “Ben” Fleck, 80, of Lewisport died Sunday, April 26, 2009 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Vincennes, Indiana on Saturday, September 15, 1928 to the late Joseph and Louise Carey Fleck.  He was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church in Lewisport since 1965.  Ben retired from Commonwealth Aluminum and was also a licensed barber. After retiring he managed the greenhouse at Workshop True Value in Madisonville, Ky. Ben was a wonderful husband and father who enjoyed being with his family and he loved teasing everyone.  He enjoyed his garden, fishing and barbecuing for large crowds at Commonwealth. 

Ben will be missed by his loving wife, Lula “Lou” Bosworth Fleck; his son, James Fleck and wife Colleen of Madisonville; his two daughters, Rosemary Rumage and husband Ronnie of Owensboro and Mary Ann Estes and husband Neil of Lewisport; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters, Marie Freidman of Fort Branch, Indiana and Ceal Crane of Evansville.  Ben is predeceased by his brother, Michael J. Fleck and one great-granddaughter, Katherine Taylor Estes.

Mr. Fleck’s grandchildren Shelle Reck, Kyle Estes, Allison Ross, Adriane Kaufman, Jennifer Fleck, Nicholas Rumage, Andrew Rumage and Brittany Rumage will serve as pallbearers.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home with Mr. Fleck’s funeral services being held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at St. Columba Catholic Church with Father Tony Bickett officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Hawesville.  Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 Tuesday and after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday.at the funeral home.  Prayer services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the St. Columba Catholic Church or Hospice.  Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 

 

Edith LaRoche House

Edith LaRoche House, 74, of Hawesville died Wednesday April 15, 2009 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.  She was born on May 8, 1934 in Philpot to the late Percy and Mary LaRoche.  She was a member at Blackford Baptist Church and a housewife.  She spent her life caring for loved ones.  She enjoyed sewing, working in her flower beds, working search puzzles and reading.  She married Glenn House on April 30, 1950, they were married 42 years at which time Glenn was called home to be with the Lord.  She was preceded in death by a daughter Mary House.

Survivors include 2 daughters Glenda Havener of Owensboro and Julia Crawford of Georgia; 3 sons Ervin House and Paul House both of Hawesville and Willie House of Owensboro; 4 brothers Ross LaRoche of Bloomington, IN, Delmar LaRoche of Philpot, David LaRoche and Vernon LaRoche both of Beaver Dam; 9 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2:00 PM Saturday April 18 at Blackford Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00am till 1:30 pm Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be left for Edith’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Robert Adair McDaniel

Robert Adair McDaniel, 81, of Owensboro died Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born in Lewisport, Kentucky on Sunday, January 1, 1928 to the late Robert Adams and Mary Agnes Leigh McDaniel.  He was a member of Wesleyan Heights United Methodist Church in Owensboro.  Mr. McDaniel retired from Commonwealth Aluminum in 1992, he was the President of Aluminum Workers of America Union in 1974 and was a member of the United Steel Workers of America Local #9443.  He was a past Master of the Masonic Lodge #115 in Lewisport.  He was a wonderful husband and father who enjoyed his family and traveling. 

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Norma Covetts McDaniel; his two sons, Stephen Bruce McDaniel and wife, Sheila, and Terry Robert McDaniel and wife Cindy as well as one daughter, Cara Suzanne Cox, all of Owensboro; eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by one brother, John C. McDaniel and wife Peggy of Lewisport, and two nieces and one nephew.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home with Mr. McDaniel’s services being held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2009 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Lewisport City Cemetery. Brother Rob Hughes will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and after 12:00 noon Friday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Masonic Widows and Orphans Home. Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 

Juanita Kratzer Veach

Juanita Kratzer Veach, 71, of Hawesville died Tuesday April 14, 2009 at OMHS with her family at her side.  Juanita was born on June 30, 1937 in Spencer County to the late Elmer and Lucy Kratzer.  Juanita enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, major league baseball and UK Basketball.  Juanita was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Herman Veach, Sr. in July of 2008.  

Survivors include four sons Herman Veach, Jr. (Sherri), Dennis Veach (Maika), Martin Veach (Amy) and Aaron Veach (Michelle) all of Hawesville; 8 grandchildren Cody Veach, Kyle Veach (Amy), Stephen Veach, Jonathan Veach, Janna Carmon (Daniel), Rebecca Veach, Emily Veach and A. J. Veach; a step granddaughter Laura McBride; great grandson Nolan Veach and great granddaughter Kyleigh Veach; a step great grandson Dylan McBride; two brothers Kenneth and Donald Kratzer; two half sisters Rebecca and Patricia and a half brother Elmer, Jr., a step brother Frank and two step sisters Mary Ann and Gladys and many nieces and nephews. 

Services are at 1:00 PM Friday April 17, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Boling Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday and Friday from 7:00 AM till services.  The family requests any donations be made to the Boling Chapel Cemetery Fund.  Online condolences can be left for Juanita’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.

 

Jason Deck

Jason M. Deck, 25, of Lexington formally of Lewisport left this life on Friday April 3, 2009 in Lexington.

 Jason was born January 28, 1984 in Owensboro, KY.  He was a member of Lewisport United Methodist Church.  Jason was a 2002 graduate of Hancock County High School.  He had attended Charleston School of Pharmacy, and was a double major in Chemistry and Biology at the University of Kentucky and was employed at UK Medical Center in Lexington.

Jason was an outgoing, loving person who could light up a room with a smile.  He had a love for life and lived it to the fullest.  He loved being around family and friends.  Jason loved UK basketball and football, a true blue fan.

 Survivors include his mother and step father, Sherry & Johnny Roberts, his father David Deck, a brother Kyle Deck, a step sister Scarlett Roberts, three step brothers, Jarred, Jonathan, and Chic(Christy) Roberts all of Lewisport.  He adored his nephew Cayden and nieces Lara, Lexie, and Taylor.  Jason is also survived by his grandmother Glenna Deck Wagonor of Owensboro and grandparents Carlos and Mary Newton of Lewisport.  Loving family members gone home ahead of Jason are, his grandfathers, Monroe Deck and Billy Gene Bozarth, John Wagonor, Uncle Steve Deck and niece Allie Roberts.

Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Lewisport United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Lewisport Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday April 10, 2009 and 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday April 11, 2009 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Online condolences may be left for Jason’s family at www.gibsonandsonfh.com

 

Kenneth (Kenny) Webster

Kenneth (Kenny) Webster, 81 of Owensboro died Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born Sunday, February 05, 1928 to the late Ezra and Mary Webster in Switzerland County, IN. Kenneth was a member of Teamsters Union Local 200 of Middletown , Ohio where he was employed by Jay Jones Construction working on locks and dams.  After retiring he worked part time at Rural King in the Hardware Department.  Kenneth enjoyed gardening and was a Jack-of all-Trades with a quick sense of humor.  He was a member of Maceo Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rosalea Webster; sons Eric (Debbie) Webster of Tell City, IN. and Tracy (Nancy) of Soda Springs, Idaho; his daughter, Linda (Gerald) Boswell of Lewisport, KY.;  five grandchildren, Ryan, Aaron, and Noah Boswell, Brian Webster and Allison Marsh, and nine great-grandchildren. Kenneth was one of thirteen siblings and is survived by four sisters, Mary, Dorothy, Lily Mae and Lena, and his brother, Leonard.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Taylor-Wood Funeral Home with Mr. Webster’s services being held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 28, 2009 with Bro. Harry Lewis and Roger Basinger officiating.  Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 27 at the funeral home and after 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Serenity Hills Cemetery in Hawesville, KY.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice or the Maceo Methodist Church. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home.