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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Marlin Wesley Pleasant
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 12:00 am

Marlin Wesley Pleasant, 90, of Nortonville passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Baptist Health Hospital. Marlin was born Oct. 19, 1925, in St. Charles to the late Albert and Grace Sneed Pleasant. Marlin was an Army veteran and went on to retire from Sinclair Motor Oil Co. and Pinkerton Security. Marlin was a dedicated member of New Abundant Life Fellowship Church. He was a talented musician who loved playing the guitar, writing songs and gospel music.

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David Franklin Carter
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 12:00 am

David Franklin Carter, 89, of Manitou passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at NHC Healthcare Madisonville. He was born Feb. 18, 1926, in Hanson to the late William and Rosie Carter. David formerly worked as a general foreman for Chrysler Motor Co. He was a member of Concord General Baptist Church in Manitou and a member of C.S. Hoffman Masonic Lodge 252. In his spare time, David liked gardening and being outdoors and loved spending time with his family.

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Arthur David Spence
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 12:00 am

Arthur David Spence, 77, of Madisonville passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at his home. Mr. Spence was born Aug. 18, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Marie Spence; and three brothers, Junior, Raymond and Marion. Arthur was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. He enjoyed reading, studying and teaching others about the Bible.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Judy Lee Hale Fox
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 12:00 am

Judy Lee Hale Fox, 58, of Dawson Springs died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Jennie Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville. She was a floral arranger and the owner of the Foxy Shop in Dawson Springs. She a member of Charleston Missionary Baptist Church.

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Betty Lee Converse
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 12:00 am

Betty Lee Converse, 92, of Bardwell, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Countryside Nursing and Rehab in Bardwell. Betty Rue Lee was born in Carlisle County on Jan. 19, 1924, to Joseph Newton Lee and Ada Belle Johnson Lee. She married Henry T. Converse Jr. on June 17, 1944. Betty joined Bardwell Methodist Church when she was a young girl, and over the years attended Methodist churches in Henderson, Madisonville and Paducah. She was a loving mother and spouse, a homemaker, substitute teacher for many years in Hopkins County school system, receptionist and cashier for the hospital in Madisonville and a caregiver to her daughter, who was injured in a car accident in 1979 until they entered the nursing home together in 2010.

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Sherley Edward Abbott
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 12:00 am

Sherley Edward Abbott, 74, of Nortonville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his home. He was born July 29, 1941, to the late Charles and Irene Hill Abbott of Nortonville. Sherley was a Marine veteran, and he later retired from Peabody Coal.

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Stella Mae Melton
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 12:00 am

Stella Mae Melton, 86, of Madisonville passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Baptist Health in Madisonville. Mrs. Melton was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Madisonville to the late Gordon Adcock and Goldie Winstead Adcock. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Elgie Melton; daughter Lisa Melton; son Elgie Melton; and brother, Jack Adcock.

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Richard Louis Wilson
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 12:00 am

Richard Louis Wilson, 59 of Nebo died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at his residence.

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Sunday 02/07/2016
Joyce Waynoka George
Posted: February 07, 2016 - 12:00 am

Joyce Waynoka George, 84, of Madisonville passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Baptist Health Madisonville. Mrs. George was born May 26, 1931, in Hancock County to the late Adrian Waitman Jolly and Zelma Anderson Jolly. She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Jolly, Howard Jolly and Kirtley Jolly; and one sister, Eva Remington. Joyce was a teacher in Hopkins County and a member of First Baptist Church.

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Saturday 02/06/2016
Tonda Williams
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tonda Williams, 47, of Madisonville died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

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Friday 02/05/2016
Raymond Bennett Harlan
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 12:00 am

BREMEN — Raymond Bennett Harlan, 79, of Bremen died at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Harlan was born March 8, 1936, in Muhlenberg County. He retired from Peabody Coal Co. as an electrician and also was a retired farmer. He was a member of Mercer Baptist Church. He loved his two dogs, Sadie and Sally. He also loved when all of his children and family were together. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ethel Harlan.

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Timothy Edward Simms
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 12:00 am

Timothy Edward Simms, 51, of Madisonville passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was born Dec. 10, 1964, in Madisonville to Brenda Simms and the late Edward Junior Simms who passed away Aug. 18, 2009. Tim loved fishing and riding his four-wheeler in his spare time.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Vernon Dale Adams
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 12:00 am

Vernon Dale Adams, 66, of Dawson Springs died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was an electrician and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

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Ricky Darnell Kingery
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 12:00 am

Ricky Darnell Kingery, 68, of Nebo passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at his home. Mr. Kingery was born Dec. 7, 1947, in Dawson Springs to Paul "P.K." and June Dean Kingery. He was a coal miner at Island Creek Coal Co. and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Kingery served as a past commander of American Legion Post 310 and he enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. He was a member of New Abundant Life Fellowship and a 1966 graduate of West Hopkins High School.

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Betty Jo Harris
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 12:00 am

Betty Jo Harris, 87, of Hanson passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Brighton Cornerstone in Madisonville. Mrs. Harris was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Westmoreland, Tennessee, to the late Hubert Y. Harris and Myrtle Jenkins Harris. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Pillow; and a brother, Charles A. Harris. She was of the Pentecostal faith and a true servant of the Lord. She was a humble lady and a housekeeper. She enjoyed sewing, flowers and serving others.

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Michael Keith DeSimas
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 12:00 am

Michael Keith DeSimas, 48, of Madisonville died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Baptist Health Madisonville. Michael was a courier with Madisonville Ford Nissan.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Jack M. Hennette
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 12:00 am

LINTON, Ind. — Jack M. Hennette, 75, of Linton passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was born Jan. 21, 1941, in Linton, the son of Morris "Toots" and Zenobia (Hayes) Hennette.

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Edward Thomas Burke IV
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 12:00 am

Edward Thomas Burke IV, 21, of Madisonville passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Bowling Green Medical Center in Bowling Green. Mr. Burke was born Nov. 17, 1994, in Belleville, Illinois, to Edward Thomas Burke III and Danyel Oldham Martin.

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Frankie Mae Williamson
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 12:00 am

SLAUGHTERS — Frankie Mae Williamson, 58, of Slaughters died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at her home. Mrs. Williamson was born March 27, 1957, in Long Beach, California. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenny Reed; and a son, Josh Reed.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Glendal Boyd 'Red' Rice
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 12:00 am

Glendal Boyd "Red" Rice, 73, of Madisonville passed away at 9:33 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at St. Anthony's Hospice in Henderson. He was born in Hopkins County on Aug. 1, 1942, to the late William Henry Rice and Luria Edna Cartwright Rice of Madisonville.

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Emogene Ragan Arnold
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 12:00 am

Emogene Ragan Arnold, 87, Sherwood Drive, Hopkinsville died at 4:07 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at her home of natural causes. A native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, Emogene was born March 5, 1928, daughter of the late Serena Ragan.

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Wayne Osborn
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 12:00 am

Wayne Osborn, 77, of Madisonville died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Baptist Health Madisonville. He was an Army veteran and was formerly employed with the City of Chicago Water Department as a engineer.

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Delores Lee Bowles
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 12:00 am

Delores Lee Bowles, 64, of Madisonville passed away Jan. 30, 2016, in Madisonville. Ms. Bowles was born in Madisonville on June 6, 1951, to the late James Dennis Bowles and Mary Frances Hicklin Bowles.

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James Michael Loyd
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 12:00 am

James Michael Loyd, 44, of Bowling Green passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Bowling Green. Mr. Loyd was born on Dec. 13, 1971, to Sally Jo Jones Loyd and the late James Marvin Loyd in Madisonville. Mr. Loyd was a pastor.

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Sunday 01/31/2016
George Howton
Posted: January 31, 2016 - 12:00 am

George Howton, 83, of Madisonville passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Transcendent Healthcare South in Boonville, Indiana. He was born July 23, 1932, in Manitou to the late Gladys and Baxter Howton. George was formerly a teacher at School of Industrial Electricity and was a member of Masonic Lodge 609 in Beulah. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry and Johnny Howton; and his sister, Elizabeth Howton Prince.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Odessa Juanita Simms
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 12:00 am

Odessa Juanita Simms, 92, of Earlington died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. She retired from Regional Medical Center billing department and was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Helen Doss
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 12:00 am

Helen Doss, 92, of Madisonville died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Baptist Health Madisonville. She was a homemaker.

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Diana Gail Jent Duncan
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 12:00 am

Diana Gail Jent Duncan, 70, of Madisonville, formerly of Bowling Green, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. She was born Oct. 3, 1945, in Scottsville to the late Ray Jent and Mae Guy. After decades of service, Gail retired from Holly in Bowling Green, where she developed lifelong friendships. She was family oriented, fun loving, positive and had a joyful spirit. Her unconditional love will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

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