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Eva H. Roberts

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

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

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

 

Mildred Jean Morrison

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

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

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

 

Anna J. Campbell

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

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

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

 

Densil Boling

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

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

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

 

Barbara Sue Haycraft Hubert

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

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

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

 

Donald Lee Roy Hartman

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

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

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

 

 

Anthony (Tony) Morris

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

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

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

 

Alice Sue (Susie) Miller

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

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

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

 

 

Sherman L. Brandle

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

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

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

 

Karl A. Pate

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

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

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

 

 

Willie (Billy) Junior Blake          

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

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

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

 

Minnie Lois Severs Curry

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

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

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

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

 

Richard A. Riley

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

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

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

 

Allen (Tim) Jackson

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

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

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

 

Sarah J. Middleton Epley

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

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

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

 

 

Joey Howard

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

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

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

 

Rev. Charles Lewis Hulse

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

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

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

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

 

Leonard C. McManaway

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

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

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

 

Martyne Shearn Poole

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

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

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

 

 

Rita H. Richards

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

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

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

 

 

Otis Miller Adkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Mary Wilcher Baker

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

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

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

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

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

 

Essie Myrl Early

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

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

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

 

 

Rebecca Jane Morgan

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

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

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

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

    

 

Aline Roberts

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

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

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

 

 

Thomas Robert Bartlett

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

He is survived by a son, Jeff Bartlett.

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

 

Ruth R. Powers

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

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

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

 

Marian Ashworth Gibson

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

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

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

 

 

Thelma Dorothy Newman Rice

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

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

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

 

Anita Robertson

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

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

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

 

Zackery Wayne Guinn

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

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

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

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

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

 

Alleen Snyder Adkins

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

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

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

 

 

Mary Jo Adkins Estes

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

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

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

 

Diana Jeanne Powers

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

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

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

 

 

Lorraine Faye Nichols

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

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

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

 

 

Sheldon Kane Sharp

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

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

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

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

 

Alva Ray Patton, Sr.

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

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

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

 

Harold W. Powers

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

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

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

 

 

 

Shannon Marlene Lamar Powers

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

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

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

 

Gary Young

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

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

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

 

Joedy Gillians

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

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

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

 

Danny L. Boling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Martha Jackson Morris

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

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

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

 

 

L. Gregory (Greg) Hayden

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

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

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

 

 

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.