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Our Heritage

The heritage of Glenn Family Services represents five generations of family commitment.

Since 1903, our family has been called upon to care for the families of Owensboro and Daviess County and the surrounding area.

We’re proud of our heritage.

But it’s not everything.

What’s truly important is what it means to you today.

It means important things – like commitment and experience, integrity and value.

It’s a measure of the confidence you and our community have placed in us, yesterday and today.

It provides the foundation for constant learning, innovation, improvement.

When you get right down to it, it means honoring tradition and respecting change.

If you’re interested in our history, the story of our leadership in service, visit our website at www.glennfuneralhome.com. Click the “A Detailed History” button under “Our Heritage”.

If you’re not particularly, just know that we’ve been doing this a long time only because our friends and neighbors consider us to be exceptionally good at it.

That’s why we’re privileged to be the area’s preferred provider.

And hometown friends you can rely on.


Our Obituaries

Dorothy S. Marsh

November 4, 1919 - April 22, 2018

Dorothy S. Marsh, 98, earned her wings and passed on to her eternal resting place on Sunday, April 22, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky following a short illness. Dorothy was born November 4, 1919 in Astoria, New York to the late Benjamin and Gertrude Buchalter. She was a woman of faith and was proud to call herself the matriarch of Relevant Faith Church. Dorothy was a...
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Wanda Lee "Lelo" Hufnagel

December 2, 1926 - April 22, 2018

Wanda Lee "Lelo" Hufnagel passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was 91. Born in Owensboro, she graduated from Owensboro High School. She worked as a ticket seller at The Strand Theatre, where she met her husband Jack. She later worked at KenRad, and McAtte's. Wanda retired after 30 years as the bookkeeper for Childers Florist. Her life was centered on...
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Harrison Wayne Johnson

July 11, 1948 - April 22, 2018

Harrison Wayne Johnson, 69, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at his home. He was born July 11, 1948 in Madisonville to the late Harrison Wayne and Daisy Marie Johnson. Wayne was retired from the City of Owensboro, enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, and being outdoors. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Johnson in 2011 and a brother-in...
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Randel Lee "Ronnie" Renfrow

November 18, 1938 - April 20, 2018

Randel "Ronnie" Lee Renfrow, 79, of Owensboro passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, April 20, 2018. He was born November 18, 1938 to the late Margaret Crowe Renfrow (2010) and the late M.E. "Jack" Renfrow (2004). He served in the US Air Force from 1955 to 1960 stationed in Hawaii and working in telecommunications. He became a master plumber in September 1969, joined the...
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Anne M. Rich

October 29, 1925 - April 19, 2018

Anne Marie Rich, 92, of Lexington, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at her home. She was born in London, England to the late Edwin V. and Jeanne M. Castilione. Mrs. Rich was a cosmetic buyer at S.W. Anderson Department Store for many years. She valued time with family and thoroughly enjoyed both playing and watching tennis. Anne was of the Catholic Faith. She was...
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Mittie Sandra "Sandy" Brown

May 12, 1953 - April 19, 2018

Mittie Sandra "Sandy" Brown, 64, of Owensboro, passed away April 19, 2018, at Signature Healthcare. She was born May 12,1953, in Owensboro, to the late McAdoo and Margaret Hazelwood Ray. Sandy worked at and retired from Ragu. She enjoyed watching Jeopardy, going out to eat with her family and friends, had a special place in her heart for her cats, and more than anything else she loved to spend...
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Vicki Short

August 10, 1955 - April 17, 2018

Vicki Lee Hobbs Short, 62, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born August 10, 1955 in Winchester where growing up, she loved the family farm, the hills, and her horse. Graduating high school, she then went to technical college and then to Eastern Kentucky University, an amazing feat for a single mom growing up in...
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Robbie Wallace

March 8, 1943 - April 16, 2018

Robbie Wallace, 75, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, April 16, 2018 at her home. She was born March 8, 1943 in Daviess Co. to the late Wavy Dean and Dorothy Sumner Russell. She was Secretary-Treasurer and co-owner of Sam's Heating and Cooling. Robbie was a member of Hartford Christian Church in Hartford, KY and a charter member of Hancock Christian...
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Lucy Dawson

July 24, 1932 - April 16, 2018

Lucy Dawson of Owensboro passed away Monday, April 16 at her home. She was 85. Lucy, a daughter of the late Jim and Lucy Green Buford, was born on July 24, 1932 in Nashville's Vanderbilt Hospital. They treated her to a sunlit and carefree childhood, allowing her to ride and roam on their working farm near Franklin, TN. Home was a big old historic house with family made up of four...
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John Smith Armstrong

May 27, 1933 - April 15, 2018

John Smith Armstrong, 84, of Owensboro, passed away April 15, 2018, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born on May 27, 1933, in Cadiz, Ky, to the late Thomas and Lucille Armstrong. He attended Trigg County High School, and later graduated from Murray State University. Afterwards, he served in the United States Army in Korea. He had a 35yr career with State Farm Insurance Co., and a...
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Ella Mae Donovan

May 24, 1930 - April 15, 2018

Ella Mae Donovan, 87, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday April 15, 2018 at her home while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Ella was born May 24, 1930 in Owensboro, to the late Henry and Ella Marret Carrico. She was a graduate of Owensboro Business College and worked two jobs for many years as a secretary at Cabinet for Human Resources where she retired from, and also in the Executive Inn...
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Ronald Phillip Beals

July 20, 1956 - April 12, 2018

Ronald Phillip Beals, 61, of Owensboro died Thursday April 12, 2018 at his home. Mr. Beals was born July 20, 1956 in Brawley, California to Greta Cook Beals and the late Ronald E. Beals who preceded him in death exactly one year ago to the day. Ron had a witty personality and was enjoying his retirement from working as a delivery driver for Danco Distribution. He enjoyed participating in a...
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Rebecca `"Becky" Smith

February 6, 1955 - April 8, 2018

Rebecca "Becky" Smith, 63, of Philpot, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born February 6, 1955 in Daviess Co., KY. Becky had been a teacher at College View Middle School and was a member of St. Williams Catholic Church. She graduated from Western Kentucky University where she received her Master's degree in education. Becky...
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Kathryn Elizabeth Luttrell Parks

October 13, 1939 - April 8, 2018

Kathryn Elizabeth Luttrell Parks of Philpot gained her angel wings on Sunday April 8, 2018. Born October 13, 1939 in Hancock County, Mrs. Parks was the beloved daughter of the late Forrest Lee and Helen Kathryn Nichols Luttrell. Kathryn worked with Audubon Area Senior Companions from which she retired after several years. She enjoyed watching old shows on TV, reading, puzzles, paint-by-numbers,...
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Pauletta McCarty

July 17, 1921 - April 7, 2018

Maple Mount — Sister Pauletta McCarty, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 77th year of religious life. Born Helen Marie McCarty, she was a native of Curdsville. Sister Pauletta always had a smile on her face, and retained friendships with former students all their lives. An educator for 36 years, she taught at Blessed...
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Bill Staples

August 30, 1934 - April 7, 2018

Bill Staples, 84, of Owensboro, passed away April 7, 2018. He was born August 30, 1934 in Owensboro to the late William A. Sr., and Geraldine Staples. Bill was an electrician by trade and owned Staples Electric. His electric work included such places as Diamond Lake, Windy Hollow Race Track, various oil companies, and was one who was brave enough to climb many towers throughout Owensboro when...
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Edward Maxwell "Max" Adams, Jr.

December 31, 1951 - April 7, 2018

Edward Maxwell "Max" Adams Jr., 66, of Owensboro, passed away April 7, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after a brief, but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born December 31, 1951, in Breckinridge County to Edward Maxwell Sr. and Mary Lou Davis Adams. Max worked in quality control at American Olean Tile for many years. In his younger years, he was an avid deep-sea...
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James E. Coomes

February 19, 1925 - April 6, 2018

James E. Coomes, 93, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 19, 1925 in Daviess Co. to the late Joseph Watt and Hattie Hodskins Coomes. James was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church and retired from Texas Gas as an accountant. He received his degree in accounting from Brescia College. He was a U. S. Marine Corp veteran...
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Eugene Tapp Hayden

October 25, 1952 - April 4, 2018

Eugene Tapp Hayden, 65, of Owensboro passed away April 4, 2018 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Owensboro on October 25, 1952, he was the son of the late Eugene Tapp, Sr. and Evelyn Hayden Tapp. Mr. Hayden was a 1970 graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School. He played in two bands during the 1970's, the Soul Walkers and the Soul Survivors, and loved crossword puzzles. He...
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Rebecca Wells Duncan

August 12, 1924 - April 3, 2018

Rebecca Wells Duncan, 93, passed away April 3, 2018, while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Thruston, KY on August 12, 1924 to the late Robert and Henry Wells. Mrs. Duncan was a 1942 graduate of Daviess County High School. She attended Brescia University and later earned an art degree from Lake Sumter Community College in Florida. For many years, Mrs. Duncan catered...
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David E. Worth

August 25, 1943 - April 3, 2018

David E. Worth, 74, of Philpot, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Daviess County to the late Theodore and Lillian Sublett Worth. David was employed as a mechanic for Doug Evans Auto Sales for many years before operating his own business from home. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. David enjoyed hunting, was an avid bass...
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Maverick Lee Sumner

March 31, 2018 - April 2, 2018

Maverick Lee Sumner, 3 days old, passed away April 2, 2018 at Norton Children's Hospital. He was born March 31, 2018, in Louisville, to Zachary Sumner and Sabrina Nash. Maverick was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Freddie Lee Falloway. Those left to cherish his memory are his sisters; Promise, Dallis, Alaina, and Racshel; brother, William; grandparents, JP and Melonie Velotta,...
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Ben Lee Hartz

February 12, 1958 - April 2, 2018

Ben Lee Hartz, 60, of Owensboro passed away on April 2, 2018 at his home. He died comfortably in the same room to which his parents, the late Joseph Frank and Julia Maxine Hartz, brought him from the hospital following his birth on February 12, 1958. Ben graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School and the University of Kentucky College of Business. He remained a loyal Cats fan all his life...
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Ted Purcell

March 2, 1947 - March 31, 2018

Ted Purcell, 71, of Owensboro, passed away March 31, 2018, at Transcendent Healthcare Center in Booneville, IN. He was born March 2, 1947, in Daviess County to the late Carl and Bertha Wilson Purcell. Ted had worked as a truck driver for Clark Restaurant Service and enjoyed watching NASCAR, playing Bingo, and was a basketball enthusiast. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his...
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Joe Ewing

June 12, 1943 - March 31, 2018

Joe Ewing, 74, of Owensboro, went to be with Jesus on March 31, 2018. He was born in Evansville, IN on June 12, 1943 and attended Drakesboro High School. Mr. Ewing was in sales and security most of his life, over the past 25 years found his passion volunteering and serving as Head of Security for the Owensboro RiverPark Center. He enjoyed country music, played drums, and guitar in bands from...
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Mildred Faye Hayden

February 16, 1943 - March 30, 2018

Mildred Faye Hayden, 75, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, March 30 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mrs. Hayden was born February 16, 1943 in Whitesville to the late William and Clara Howard. Mildred raised her five children and was the matriarch of her family while she helped her husband farm and raise tobacco. She was a devoted member of St. Pius Catholic Church and an obedient and...
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Thelma "Genie" Prescott

November 28, 1925 - March 30, 2018

Genie Hardesty McMillian Prescott was born on November 28, 1925 and has gone to be with her Lord March 30, 2018. She has been reunited in heaven with her parents, James Michael and Alberta Hardesty; her husbands, Joseph Patrick McMillian and Chester Clyde Prescott; her son, James McMillian; and her brothers and sisters Dennis, Charles, Fred, Edward, Mildred, and Martha. Genie will be...
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Norma Jean Stone

March 2, 1928 - March 28, 2018

Norma Jean Smith Stone, 90, of Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018. She was born March 2, 1928, in Owensboro to the late Elmer and Helen Prince Smith. Jean, as she was known to her friends, graduated from Owensboro Senior High in 1944 and attended Western Kentucky University where she played clarinet in the marching band. She later transferred to the University of Kentucky studying...
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Charles W. Wolfe, Jr.

March 16, 1943 - March 26, 2018

Charles W. Wolfe Jr., 75, of Owensboro passed away Monday, March 26 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Charles was born March 16, 1943 in Owensboro to the late Charles Sr. and Elizabeth Carrico Wolfe. He was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School and a U.S. Air Force Veteran. When he was honorably discharged, March 19, 1971, Charles was transferred to the Department of Defense....
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Maynard "Steve" Stephen Brandle

July 3, 1949 - March 26, 2018

Maynard "Steve" Stephen Brandle, 68, of Owensboro, passed away March 26, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born July 3, 1949 to the late Kenneth and Virginia Rice Brandle. Steve served in the Army during Vietnam and retired from the military after 22 years of service as a logistics manager. He enjoyed fishing, going on cruises, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with his...
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James T. Miller

May 20, 1939 - March 26, 2018

James T. Miller, 78, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born May 20, 1939 in Petersburg, Indiana to the late Herbert and Helen Short Miller. James was a retired Ironworker with the Ironworker's Union Local #103 in Evansville and a U. S. Army veteran. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church where he served on the Board...
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Erma Darnell Hanks

April 22, 1951 - March 23, 2018

Erma Darnell Hanks, 66, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away March 23, 2018 at Signature Healthcare in Bowling Green, KY. She was born April 22, 1951 in Lewisport, KY to the late Clarence Raymond and Anna Roberts Hanks. Erma was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church and Sano Baptist Church where she attended every Sunday and enjoyed the gospel music. She enjoyed shopping, making pot holder for her...
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William Patrick "Pat" McGovern

May 21, 1966 - March 23, 2018

William Patrick "Pat" McGovern, 51, of Owensboro, passed away March 23, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born May 21, 1966 in Owensboro to the late William and Carolyn McGovern. Pat was a 1985 graduate of Owensboro High School and worked at the Executive Inn, Ryan's and most recently Old Hickory. He spent most of his days at Active Day of Owensboro. Pat loved Holiday World,...
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John William Hatfield

March 7, 1965 - March 22, 2018

John William Hatfield, 53, of Owensboro, KY, passed away March 22, 2018. He was born March 7, 1965, in Owensboro, to William David and Ann Byers Hatfield. John graduated from Apollo High School in 1983 where he was involved with the band and played the tuba. He also attended the University of Kentucky and was a Computer Specialist in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed computer games and...
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Viola (Tootsie) Mount Powers

May 16, 1929 - March 21, 2018

Viola (Tootsie) Mount Powers of Owensboro, passed away at Owensboro Center nursing facility. She was born May 16, 1929 to the late Cassie Watson Napier and Jessie Andrew Napier. Viola was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church and attended Owensboro Christian Church. She was a devoted U.K. Basketball fan, enjoyed traveling and meeting new people. She was retired from the Daviess County...
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Carolyn Howard

December 20, 1946 - March 20, 2018

Carolyn Howard, 71, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born December 20, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan. Carolyn had worked at River Valley Behavioral Health, enjoyed reading, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Carolyn enjoyed going to the beach and her trips to Florida and...
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Edward Lee Payne

May 18, 1926 - March 19, 2018

Edward L. Payne, 91, of Owensboro, passed away March 19, 2018 at his home. He was born May 18, 1926 in Reynolds Station, KY to the late Walter and Mary Richards Payne. Edward worked in maintenance and as a welder for 37 years at Medley Distillery. He enjoyed UK basketball and restoring old cars, particularly Mustangs. Edwards also really loved going to Fordsville Days to check out the antique...
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Gerald D. McCoy

April 10, 1943 - March 17, 2018

Gerald D. McCoy, 74 of Philpot passed away March 17, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. McCoy was born April 10, 1943 in Brownie, KY to the late Bill and Opal McCoy. Gerald married Donna Gayle Adams on October 21, 1961. He later became the owner and operator of McCoy Exterminating which he founded in 1971. He retired after serving the Owensboro area for almost 35 years....
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Percy Lee Custer

June 4, 1932 - March 16, 2018

Percy Lee Custer, 85, of Owensboro passed away Friday, March 16, 2018 at Signature Health Care Hillcrest. He was born June 4, 1932 in Gretna, VA to the late Ernest and Lena Custer. Percy was a retired diesel mechanic and cook in the U.S. Army serving 2 separate tours in the Vietnam War. He was an excellent diesel mechanic with a strong work ethic. Percy worked at Buena Vista Baptist Church as...
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Aubrey L. Pendley

May 14, 1924 - March 16, 2018

Aubrey L. Pendley, 93, of Owensboro passed away Friday, March 16, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born in Butler County to the late Brice and Ethel Pendley. He attended Butler County High School before joining the U.S. Army during World War II. He served as a medic in the 7th Infantry Division and was part of battles that included Makin, Okinawa, Kwajalein and other Marshall Islands....
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Sheila Dianne West

June 25, 1951 - March 15, 2018

S. Dianne West, 66, of Owensboro, KY, passed away March 15, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 25, 1951 in Owensboro to the late James L. Baker and Kathleen "Kay" Baker. Dianne was a member of Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church and was a 1969 graduate of Owensboro High School. Dianne had worked in the Banking industry for over 40 years before retiring from First...
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Selina Jo Rickard Stinnett

January 3, 1959 - March 15, 2018

Selina Jo Rickard Stinnett, 59, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born on January 3, 1959, she was the daughter of the late David and Jonell Brooks Rickard. Mrs. Stinnett worked in the Home Mortgage Department of US Bank. She enjoyed playing Bingo, fishing, was a great cook, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. ...
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Luther Beatley

May 12, 1924 - March 14, 2018

Luther Beatley, 93, longtime resident of Owensboro, KY, passed away March 14, 2018 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH. Luther was a member of First Baptist Church of Owensboro. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Philippines. Luther taught mathematics at Daviess County High School from August 1949 until he retired in 1983. He was an avid sports fan and was basketball...
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Jamarius Khalyn Valdez "Banner" Brown

January 9, 2018 - March 13, 2018

Jamarius Khalyn Valdez "Banner" Brown, two months old, passed away March 13, 2018, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born January 9, 2018, to Maurice Jackson and Jasmine Brown in Louisville. Jamarius was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, and from day one he was stronger than us all. He was even Owensboro's own little Wonder Warrior. Jamarius was preceded in death by his maternal...
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Thelma Elois Barnett

September 8, 1927 - March 12, 2018

Thelma Elois, Barnett, 90, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018, at Wellington Parc. She was born September 8, 1927 in Ohio County, daughter of the late Otis and Nora Miller Rock. She was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and retired from General Electric after 38 years. After her retirement, Thelma enjoyed spending winters in Lakeland, Florida, traveling, and walking...
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Joseph E. Ralph

June 17, 1937 - March 11, 2018

Joseph E. Ralph, 80, of Hawesville passed away Sunday March 11, 2018 at his home with family present. Mr. Ralph was born June 17, 1937 in Henderson County to the late James Dester Ralph and Veronica Stallings Ralph. Mr. Ralph served in the U.S. Navy as an Electrician's Mate First Class and was assigned to the USS Moale, the USS Jouett, the USS Albany, and USS Belknap. He retired after 20 years of...
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Marion Irvin Sparks

November 27, 1930 - March 11, 2018

Marion Irvin Sparks, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home. He was born November 27, 1930, in Daviess Co. to the late Edward and Mildred Brown Sparks. Marion was a lifelong dairy and tobacco farmer and had worked for the Kentucky Artificial Breeders Association for many years. He was an active member and former treasurer of Immanuel Baptist Church where he had...
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Bernard Hugh Higdon

February 24, 1927 - March 9, 2018

Bernard Hugh Higdon, 91, of Owensboro passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Higdon was born February 24, 1927 in Owensboro to the late Bernard Joseph and Mary Philomena Strehl Higdon. Hugh enjoyed woodworking and loved to put out a garden every year. He was a member of the United States Navy and served in WWII. Hugh was an active member of St. Pius X...
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Martha Naomi Henry

June 29, 1924 - March 6, 2018

Martha Naomi Henry, 93, of Owensboro, KY, passed away March 6, 2018, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born June 29, 1924 in Maceo to the late Samuel and Mary Jane Hartley Roberts. Naomi was a devout Catholic and a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church, where she was a eucharistic minister. She retired from General Electric in 1985 after 36 years of service. She was...
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Damon Lee Park

December 29, 1940 - March 6, 2018

Damon Lee Park, 77, of Owensboro, died Tuesday March 6, 2018, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was owner of Four Star Sheet Metal of Owensboro and retired from Sheet Metal Workers Local 20. He was born December 29, 1940 in Ohio County to the late Herschel and Orpha Park. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Donnie Jean Chapman. Damon was a one of...
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Fred Thomas "Pete" Wright

January 30, 1940 - March 5, 2018

Fred "Pete" Wright, 78, of Livermore, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born January 30, 1940 in Ohio Co. to the late Robert Paul Wright and Grace Ruth Johnson Coin. Pete was retired from Alcoa Aluminum and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He loved working in his yard, helping people, and watching Westerns. Pete also was...
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Ella'Louise May Allen

November 30, 2017 - March 4, 2018

Ella'Louise May Allen, 3 months old, passed away March 4, 2018 at home. She was born November 30, 2017 in Owensboro to Ericka Bridges and Earl Allen. She had pretty brown eyes and loved to cuddle mommy and daddy. Ella'Louise was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, David Huebner; grandfather, Eric Bridges and aunt, Denesha Small. She is survived by her parents; brother, Edward Allen;...
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Curtis Ryan Upchurch

July 30, 1954 - March 4, 2018

Curtis Ryan Upchurch, 63, of Rockport, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Miller's Merry Manor. Mr. Upchurch was born July 30, 1954 in Daviess Co., KY to the late Richard and Mary Violet Hoskins Upchurch. He was a US Army Veteran. Curtis was also preceded in death by his son, Christopher Ryan Upchurch He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Demastus and her husband Jimmy of Rockport,...
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Carmela Rose Garmon

March 23, 1937 - March 4, 2018

Carmela Rose Garmon, 80, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Wellington Parc. Born in Richmond, Ky, she graduated from Model High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University, where she met her future husband Bob. A gifted seamstress, Carmela had worked at S.W. Anderson Company, Settle Memorial United Methodist Church PreSchool, Dan Miller Insurance, and Tamarack Elementary School. She was...
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Brenda Gayle Bryant

September 6, 1948 - March 4, 2018

Brenda Gayle Bryant, 69, of Owensboro, KY, passed away March 4, 2018, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born September 6, 1948 in Fayetteville, TN to the late Charles Wilson and Alice Hale. Brenda enjoyed bingo and Barton's pizza, but especially loved her kids and grandkids. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Bryant; and brothers, Walter and Roger...
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Gwendolyn L. Williams

June 8, 1955 - March 3, 2018

Gwendolyn L. "Gwennie" Williams, 62, of Owensboro, was born June 8, 1955 to the late George W. Greenfield, Jr. and Anita L. Jackson Owsley. God sent his angels and she went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, March 3, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Gwennie graduated from Owensboro High School and was a member of Owensboro Christian Church. She especially...
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Kenneth Ray Humphrey

August 14, 1930 - March 3, 2018

Kenneth Ray Humphrey, 87, of Owensboro, passed away March 3, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Muhlenburg County on August 14, 1930 to the late Ezra Taylor and Francis Fraizer Humphrey. Kenneth was a Marine in the Korean War and retired from Green River Steel after 32 years. He had many hobbies which included hunting, camping, woodworking, knife making, and gardening. ...
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Mabel Josephine Long

September 12, 1925 - March 2, 2018

Mabel J. Long, 92, of Owensboro, passed away March 2, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born Sept. 12, 1925 in Owensboro to the late, Ernest P. Gratzer & Mabel C. Paulin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell C. Long, in 1999; brothers, Ernest Joseph, Peter Matthew, Herbert Marion & Robert Herman Grazer; sister, Louise Gertrude Gratzer; grandparents,...
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Douglas Reid Beane

May 25, 1937 - March 1, 2018

Douglas R. Beane, 80, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Wellington Parc. He was born May 25, 1937 in Daviess Co. to the late Alva R. and Evelyn Marie Capelle Beane. Douglas was a 55 year member of First Baptist Church and retired from the American Tobacco Co. as a bookkeeper. He was an avid runner, enjoyed working in his yard, and building plastic models. Douglas also...
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Calvin T. Kasinger, Jr.

August 28, 1946 - March 1, 2018

Calvin T. Kasinger, Jr., 71, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Daviess County to the late Calvin T. Kasinger, Sr. and Frances M. Moore Kasinger. Mr. Kasinger retired from Bimbo Bakery after 35 years of service. He attended the Salvation Army Church. Calvin enjoyed barbecuing, farming and spending time with family,...
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Barbara Ellen Ferguson Lee

April 28, 1932 - March 1, 2018

Barbara Ellen Ferguson Lee, 85, of Owensboro, KY passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Heartford House. She was born the first child and only daughter to Ellen and Doyle Ferguson on April 28, 1932 in Bernice, Louisiana. Barbara spent her life adoring her family. Raised a Baptist, she surrendered her life to Jesus as a child and looked forward to eternal life. Her career as a realtor in...
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Rack H Wilhite

November 9, 1927 - March 1, 2018

Rack Hempill Wilhite, 90, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on November 9, 1927, he was the son of the Noel and Frances Elizabeth (Rowan) Wilhite. He was the ninth of twelve children brought up on the farm his grandfather purchased on September 28, 1874. Rack was a farm helper all his life and lived on the family farm the majority of...
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Paul R. Sapp

November 26, 1961 - February 27, 2018

Paul R. Sapp, 56, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Sapp was born November 26, 1961 in Louisville to the late Charles H. and Betty Wedding Sapp. Paul loved to work and could do about anything. He was a "jack of all trades", but especially enjoyed working outdoors and on cars. Paul was employed at Preferred Roofing but had done...
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Edward Thomas Laughley

May 14, 1939 - February 26, 2018

Edward Thomas Laughley, 78, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at his home. He was born May 14, 1939 in Chester, West Virginia to the late Charles T. and Helen Hughes Laughley. Ed was retired as a civil engineer from Peabody Coal Co. and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He received his Bachelor of Science degree and Masters degree in Civil Engineering...
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Bernard A. "Bernie" Mattingly

July 7, 1961 - February 25, 2018

Bernard A. "Bernie" Mattingly, 56, of Maceo, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, from pancreatic cancer. He was born July 7, 1961 in Owensboro. Bernie graduated from Daviess County High School in 1979 and worked at Castlen Steel – Welding for the last 11 years as a Maintenance Superintendent. He was a very hard worker and was always willing...
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Stephen "Stevie" Lewis Fielding

August 6, 1940 - February 24, 2018

Stephen "Stevie" Lewis Fielding, 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 24, in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born August 6, 1940 in Evansville, IN to the late George E. Fielding and Anna Iona Smith. He retired from Western KY Gas and ATMOS Energy after 31 years of service. He was a long time member of the Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Church, Pleasant Ridge, KY...
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Anthony Alan Sauter

December 9, 1964 - February 24, 2018

Anthony Alan Sauter, 53, of Owensboro, passed away February 24, 2018 at home. He was born December 9, 1964 in New Albany, IN to the late William Ralph and Velma Jean Sauter. Anthony was a member of the United States Navy for 10 years. He also retired from AT&T as a Lineman. Anthony loved spending time with his family and friends and was a huge U.K. fan. He is survived by his grandfather,...
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Agnes Muriel Gillim

January 22, 1933 - February 24, 2018

Agnes Muriel Ling Gillim, 85, of Owensboro, KY, passed away February 24, 2018 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 22, 1933, in Newman, KY, to the late Lewis and Flora Hagan Ling. Muriel attended Mount Saint Joseph Academy, was a graduate of St. Frances Academy, and attended Brescia University. She received her Master's in Education and Library Science from Murray...
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Geneva Arlene Whitmer

July 20, 1927 - February 22, 2018

Geneva Arlene Whitmer, 90, of Owensboro, passed away February 22, 2018 at Twin Rivers Nursing Home. She was born July 20, 1927 to the late James Gus and Viola Stewart Whitmer. Geneva was an expert seamstress and of the Baptist Faith. She was also preceded in death by brother, James Albert Whitmer and twin brothers, Isaac Elvin Whitmer and Finis Melvin Whitmer. Geneva is survived by her...
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Lorma Stogner Hamilton

March 9, 1957 - February 22, 2018

Lorma Stogner Hamilton, 60, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at her home under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Hamilton was born March 9, 1957, in Tacoma, WA, to Lawrence E. and Rosa Mary Allen Stogner. Lorma was an avid computer gamer and enjoyed the outdoors. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Lorma was also preceded in death by her...
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Robert Roy Hadden

August 22, 1959 - February 22, 2018

Robert Roy Hadden, 58, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Hadden was born in Daviess County on August 22, 1959; worked for Accuride in Henderson for over 25 years; and attended Good Shephard Church . He loved all outdoor activities, especially fishing and boating. Mr. Hadden was preceded in death by his father, Robert Roy Hadden and...
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Dorothy Stevens Tucker

December 5, 1934 - February 21, 2018

Dorothy Stevens Tucker, 83, of Mount Juliet, TN, formerly of Owensboro, passed away February 21, 2018. She was born December 5, 1934 in Garrard Co., KY to the late Logan and Mary Morgan Stevens. Dorothy was a member of 3rd Baptist Church in Owensboro. Dorothy was a homemaker. She was extraordinarily gifted as a professional level seamstress and continued that for nearly 40 years. Dorothy...
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Carol Sue Bivens

March 26, 1938 - February 21, 2018

Carol Sue Bivens, 79, of Owenbsoro, KY, passed away peacefully February 21, 2018, at her home with her family at her side. She was born March 26, 1938 in Evansville, IN to the late Paul R. and Anna Sue Hudson. Carol retired as secretary of Calvary Temple Assembly of God where she was also organist and charter member for over fifty years. She most recently attended First Free Will Baptist Church....
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Charles Martel Wightman

September 13, 1927 - February 20, 2018

Charles Martel Wightman, 90, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Martel was born September 13, 1927, in Valdosta, GA to the late William Strother and Ora Martel Wightman. He graduated from Miami Edison High School, and the Atlanta Art Institute in 1951. Martel worked many jobs at various times in his life including McNeel Marble Company as an Artist and Designer, WAGA-TV as an...
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Larry Joe Griffin

August 19, 1937 - February 19, 2018

Larry Joe Griffin, 80, of Tell City, passed away February 19th, 2018. He was born August 19, 1937 to the late Otis L. Sr. and Jessie Hoover Griffin. Larry was a retired Oil Field Operator. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, dirt track racing, and when he could, squirrel hunting. He was also preceded in death by a brother and his significant other. Larry is survived by two sons; one daughter; six...
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Carol Ruxer

April 27, 1948 - February 19, 2018

Carol Ruxer, 69, of Owensboro, passed away Monday February 19, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born April 27, 1948 in Owensboro, to the late Francis Wathen and Edna Marie Weiss. Carol was also preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Thomas Ruxer; a daughter, Carrie Lynn; a sister, Janet Wathen; and brothers, Billy Wathen and Frank Wathen. She is survived by her...
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M. Lee Ellison

February 10, 1952 - February 17, 2018

M. Lee Ellison, 66, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but raised in Owensboro. Lee graduated from Owensboro High and the University of Kentucky before taking a job with AT&T. He was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church and a passionate Marvel Comics fan. Lee was preceded in...
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Mary Shelia Higdon

February 17, 2018

Sister Mary Sheila Higdon, 88, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 70th year of religious life. She was a native of Owensboro. Sister Mary Sheila began as an educator in 1950, serving as a teacher and parish minister for 61 years in Kentucky, Missouri and Nebraska. She was director of religious education at Saint Mary of the...
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Mary Helen Dennison

June 5, 1937 - February 16, 2018

Mary Helen Dennison, 80, of Owensboro went home to be with her Lord on Friday, February 16, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Ms. Dennison was born June 5, 1937 in Daviess County to the late Sylvester and Louella Whistle. She had worked at Owensboro Linen Service and then at Gabe's Restaurant as the Kitchen Manager. Mary was a devoted member of Church Alive and served in many...
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Larry Handley

March 22, 1950 - February 14, 2018

Larry Handley, 67, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born March 22, 1950 to the late Earl Snyder and Martha Dean Handley. Larry was a member of Eaton Memorial Baptist Church where he served as an usher and would help the church's families any time they needed it. Larry's favorite Bible verse was Psalm 148:1-14. He worked for...
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David James Gaddis

October 4, 1944 - February 14, 2018

David James Gaddis, 73, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Bedford, England to the late John David and Kathleen Egglestone Gaddis. David was retired from OMU where he had served as a power plant operator. He was also a self-employed concrete contractor. David was a member St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and...
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Ben McGill

December 12, 1928 - February 13, 2018

Ben McGill, 89, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018. He was born December 12, 1928 to the late Benjamin and Eugenia McGill. Ben was a 1947 graduate of Owensboro High School where he lettered in baseball, football, and basketball. Ben was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a U.S. Army Sergeant receiving two Bronze Stars. ...
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Shirley Buckley Crowe

May 27, 1945 - February 12, 2018

Shirley Buckley Crowe, 72, of Owensboro passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Crowe was born May 27, 1945 in Sterling, Illinois to the late Charles and Bernice Buckley. Shirley met her future husband who was in the military in 1965 and followed him to Santa Barbara, California where they married in 1967. After the birth of their first son, they...
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Claudette Wilson Martin

January 1, 1942 - February 12, 2018

Claudette Wilson Martin, 76, of Owensboro passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at her home. Born January 1, 1942 in Owensboro, she was the daughter of the late Claudie B. and Edith Margaret Arnold Wilson, was a homemaker, and was a member of Mt. Zion UMC in Panther. Claudette Martin was an advocate for youth sports. She started slow pitch softball for local high schools; volunteered and...
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William Litsey

March 3, 1928 - February 11, 2018

William Litsey, 89, of Owensboro, passed away February 11, 2018, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Whitesville, March 3, 1928, to Frank and Martine Litsey. He graduated from Whitesville High School, attended Transylvania College and served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He married Virginia Quesnell in 1955. He was preceded in death by a...
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Sharon Rita Cox

July 1, 1952 - February 10, 2018

Sharon Rita "Nana" Cox, 65, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at her home. She was born July 1, 1952 in Daviess Co. to the late George Oliver and Bertha Ellen Nix Payne. Sharon was a homemaker and had attended St. Stephen Cathedral. She was like a Mom to everyone. Sharon was also preceded in death by her daughter, April Briones in 2013, three sisters, Shirley Basham,...
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Elizabeth Powell Mattingly

June 3, 1921 - February 8, 2018

Elizabeth Powell Mattingly, 96, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Carmel Home. She was born June 3, 1921 in Daviess Co. to the late Athanisius Leo and Mary Helena Calhoun Powell. Elizabeth was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and retired from General Electric in 1982. One of her favorite things to do was making quilts. Elizabeth was also preceded in...
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Willie Lee Harrel

September 17, 1922 - February 8, 2018

Willie Lee Harrel, 95, of Owensboro, passed away on February 8th, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Philpot, KY on September 17, 1922 to the late William A. and Jessie Potts Lancaster. Willie taught in the Owensboro City School System for 34 years at the elementary grade level, over 20 years at Longfellow School and the rest in Title I at Cravens School. In her...
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Bobby Newman

June 1, 1939 - February 8, 2018

Bobby Newman, 78, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born June 1, 1939 to the late Roy and Dorothy Newman. Bobby was a member of Owensboro Christian Church serving as a door greeter for several years. He retired from Domitar Papermill in Hawesville where he worked for over 40 years. Bobby was also a Thruston volunteer firefighter....
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Gary N. Stearsman

September 10, 1945 - February 7, 2018

Gary N. Stearsman, 72, of Bells Run, passed away February 7, 2018 at home. He was born September 10, 1945 in Butler Co. to the late Lofton James and Elsie Peay Stearsman. Gary was a hard worker. He served in the United States Army in Hanau, Germany during the Vietnam era. Gary was a welder for most of his career and worked for companies such as Peabody Coal Company, as well as his own company...
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Chad Michael Jones

January 18, 1982 - February 6, 2018

Chad Michael Jones, 36, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at his home. He was born January 18, 1982 in Elkins, WV to Kenzie M. and Cindy Simpson Jones. Chad loved music, the outdoors, camping, hunting, and especially enjoyed fishing. His biggest passion was his photography and sharing it with others. Along with his family, he had so many friends, too many to list, who cared...
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Robert Ray Brown

September 14, 1935 - February 5, 2018

Robert R. Brown, 82, of Madisonville, formerly of Owensboro and Norris City, IL, passed away on February 5, 2018 at Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Nashville, TN. He was born September 14, 1935 in Norris City, IL to the late Howard L. Brown and Katherine Weaver Brown. Robert worked in oil fields in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas, and farmed...
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Wendell Earl Harpe

March 14, 1938 - February 5, 2018

Wendell Earl Harpe, 79, of Philpot, passed away on Monday, February 5, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 14, 1938 in Daviess Co. to the late Edmund and Pauline Carter Harpe. Wendell was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, had served as the chairman of the Administrative Board, taught Sunday School for 54 years, and was a song leader. Since...
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Michael Grama Blumenberg

September 13, 1949 - February 4, 2018

Michael G. Blumenberg, 68, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, February 2, 2018 at his home. Mr. Blumenberg was born September 13, 1945 in Potsdam, East Germany and was a veteran of both the United States Army and Navy. He was preceded in death by his father, Horst H. Blumenberg in 2011. Burial, with military honors, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery...
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Ronald Lee Brantley

December 16, 1953 - February 4, 2018

Ronald Lee Brantley, 64, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. He was born December 16, 1953 in Evansville to the late Doug and Virginia Gossman Brantley. Ron had been Vice-President of Doug Brantley and Sons, Inc. and also past President of GinMike—Brantley Brothers, Inc., and was a member of the Heavy Equipment Operators Union...
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James Barry Wood

September 7, 1947 - February 4, 2018

On February 4th, 2018 James Barry Wood loaded up his 1967 Corvette and headed for glory. It was a 1967 because that was absolutely his favorite car. Barry said the new the ones were close but were ruined without the round taillights. Barry was born on September 7, 1947 in Holt, KY. He served our country proudly by spending time fighting in Vietnam. Barry returned home to spend the next 27 years...
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Elvie Duvall Hudnall

January 23, 1928 - February 4, 2018

Elvie Duvall Hudnall, 90, of Owensboro, KY passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born January 23, 1928 to the late Harry and Gladys Poyner Duvall of Lake Malone, KY. She worked and retired from General Electric after 30 years. Elvie was a member of Maceo United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She enjoyed gardening, her church, playing cards...
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Marie Woodward

April 3, 1927 - February 3, 2018

Marie Woodward, 90, passed away February 3, 2018, at Woodlands of Hamilton Assisted Living Center in Hamilton, OH. She was born April 3, 1927 in Warren County, KY to the late Charlie and Lola Lawrence East. Marie was a member of First Church of Nazarene, and this was her first priority, along her with family. She enjoyed crafting and sewing and was a talented oil painter and quilter. Marie was...
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Phyllis Cauley West

October 18, 1952 - February 2, 2018

Phyllis Cauley West, 65, of Owensboro passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. Ms. West was born October 18, 1952 in Owensboro to the late Eldred "Tukey" Cauley and Betty Jo Jennings. She received her GED and then attended the Owensboro Business College where she received a business degree. Phyllis went on to work in the construction field in the office and...
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Mary H. Robertson

July 16, 1922 - February 2, 2018

Mary H. Robertson, 95, of Owensboro, passed peacefully in her sleep Friday, February 2, 2018, after a long battle with dementia. She was born in Daviess County on July 16, 1922, the youngest of four siblings. Mary graduated from Owensboro High School in 1940 and was a member of the First Christian Church of Owensboro. She was the loving wife of Stanley H. Robertson who preceded her in death....
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