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Karl A. Pate

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

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

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

 

 

Willie (Billy) Junior Blake          

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

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

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

 

Minnie Lois Severs Curry

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

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

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

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

 

Richard A. Riley

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

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

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

 

Allen (Tim) Jackson

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

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

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

 

Sarah J. Middleton Epley

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

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

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

 

 

Joey Howard

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

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

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

 

Rev. Charles Lewis Hulse

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

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

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

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

 

Leonard C. McManaway

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

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

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

 

Martyne Shearn Poole

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

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

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

 

 

Rita H. Richards

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

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

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

 

 

Otis Miller Adkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Mary Wilcher Baker

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

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

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

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

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

 

Essie Myrl Early

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

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

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

 

 

Rebecca Jane Morgan

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

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

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

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

    

 

Aline Roberts

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

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

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

 

 

Thomas Robert Bartlett

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

He is survived by a son, Jeff Bartlett.

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

 

Ruth R. Powers

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

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

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

 

Marian Ashworth Gibson

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

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

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

 

 

Thelma Dorothy Newman Rice

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

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

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

 

Anita Robertson

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

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

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

 

Zackery Wayne Guinn

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

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

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

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

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

 

Alleen Snyder Adkins

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

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

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

 

 

Mary Jo Adkins Estes

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

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

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

 

Diana Jeanne Powers

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

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

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

 

 

Lorraine Faye Nichols

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

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

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

 

 

Sheldon Kane Sharp

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

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

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

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

 

Alva Ray Patton, Sr.

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

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

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

 

Harold W. Powers

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

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

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

 

 

 

Shannon Marlene Lamar Powers

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

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

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

 

Gary Young

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

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

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

 

Joedy Gillians

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

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

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

 

Danny L. Boling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Martha Jackson Morris

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

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

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

 

 

L. Gregory (Greg) Hayden

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

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

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

 

 

Barbara J. Price

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

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

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

 

Dolores House Gibbs

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

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

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

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

James Barry Moffitt

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

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

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

 

 

Robert G. (Bob) Kelly

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

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

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

 

Scott A. Polaski

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

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

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

 

James Carroll (JC) May

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

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

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

 

Stephen (Steve) E. Applegate

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

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

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

 

 

Melissa Morrison Radcliff

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

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

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

 

 

Eddie A. Keown, Sr.

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

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

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

   

 

Betty Jean Harding

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

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

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

 

 

Eva L. Buford

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

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

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

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

 

James D. "JD" White

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

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

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

 

Martha Mae Ewan Stewart

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

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

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

 

 

Betty J. McFarling DeJarnette

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

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

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

 

 

George Haywood Jr

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

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

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

 

George W. Peck

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

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

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

 

 

Shirley M. Potter

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

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

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

 

Samuel Atwood Swihart

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

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

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

   

 

 

Ruby Jo Pullium

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Ronnie Blake 

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

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

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

 

 

Lula Angeline Snyder Demaree 

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

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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

 

 

Kenzel Hugh Adkins

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

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

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

 

 

 

Barbara Lou Sturgeon Bickell

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

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

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

 

 

Karl G. Wear

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jerry Ray House

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

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

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

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

 

Evelyn A. Hays

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

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

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

 

Jerry Scott Critcheloe

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

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

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

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

 

 

William Albert Gibbs

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

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

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

 

 Stephen T. Reid

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

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

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

 

 

Rex Wayne McCarty

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

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

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

 

Dewnia Kay Colbert

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

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

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

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

 

Alvin Joseph (Al) Kruse

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

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

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

 

 

 

Katherine Eileen Coots Arison

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

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

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

 

Earl (Junior) Kilmer Bickell

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

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

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

 

William F. (Billy) Jackson

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

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

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

 

Margaret Jewell Banks

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

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

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

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

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

 

Earl G. Williams, Sr.

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

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

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

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

 

Bernice Chappell Boswell

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

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

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

 

William F. (Billy) Jackson

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

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

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

 

Oliver (Billy) Flake

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

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

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

 

Thomas Vincent Wheatley (Tom)

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

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

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

 

 

Linda Gayle Decker

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

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

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

 

 

James Randall Hill (JR)

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

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

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

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

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

 

Bernice Chappell Boswell

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

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

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

 

Donald E. (Donnie) Brown

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

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

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

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

 

Alice J. Dawson Tindle

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

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

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

 

Mike Lee Potts

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

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

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

 

Charles William Burden

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

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

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

 

James Samuel "Tip" Adkins

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

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

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

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

 

Jason W. "Cheeks" Lindsey

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

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

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

 

 

Terry Glenn Adkins

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

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

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

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

 

Herbert Sinclair "Tobe" Young

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Marlene Ross Bratcher

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

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

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

 

 

James W. Harris

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

 

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

 

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

 

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





 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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.

Condolences may be made to the family online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com

 

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