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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

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 Indianapolis 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.