Elizabeth Jane Patterson, 79, of Earlington, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. She was born in Madisonville on Jan. 4, 1941, to the late James and Francis Bryant. She was a member of Earlington General Baptist Church in Earlington, and she was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, …

Betty Ruth Cates, 79, of Madisonville, KY passed away April 2, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Providence, KY.

John Wayne Faughender, 75, of Madisonville, KY passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his residence in Madisonville.

Jerry Wayne Howton, 77, of Dawson Springs, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Baptist Health Madisonville.

Linda Kowalkowski, 68, of Madisonville, KY passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home in Madisonville.

Ray Allen Blackburn, 46, of Hanson, KY passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville TN.

Perry Lee Johnson, 84, of Madisonville, and formerly of Beulah, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at Brighton Cornerstone Healthcare in Madisonville. Mr. Johnson was born April 12, 1935, in Beulah to the late Hubert Matthew Johnson and Lois Brown Johnson Pleasant. He retired after working …

Janice Faye French Smith, 70, of Madisonville, KY passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at her residence in Madisonville.

Dr. Ralph H. Kirkwood, 95, of Dawson Springs, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Tradewater Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dawson Springs. Dr. Kirkwood was born July 24, 1924, in a log cabin on Mount Hebron Hill in Caldwell County to the late E.B. and Nellie Ashby Kirkwood. He p…

Robert “Bob” Steckler, 85, of Earlington, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020, at his home. He was born in Evansville, Indiana, on Jan. 24, 1935, to the late Joseph L. and Elizabeth Steckler.

Russell V. Rhye, 81, of Providence, died March 27, 2020, at his home in Providence.

Nellie Jane James, 69, of Madisonville, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020, at Ridgewood Terrace Health & Rehab after a long, brave battle with cancer. She was born in Madisonville to the late William Henry Hunter and Flora Altibee Hunter.

Mary G. Cocke Miller, 60, of Dalton, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at her home.

Jackie Lee Major, 79, of Hanson, passed away March 25, 2020, at his residence under the care of St. Anthony’s Hospice. He was born April 30, 1940, in Ashbyburg to the late Charlie and Aura Fridy Major.

James Dwight Bruce, 65, of Dawson Springs, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at his residence. He worked as a UMWA coal miner with Peabody Coal and was a member of the Dayspring Assembly.

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Dr. David “Mark” McCoy, 62, passed away March 23 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born Feb. 11, 1958, in Nashville, Tennessee, to the late Curtis McCoy Jr. and Mina Cohee McCoy.

MACEO — Dr. Joel A. Johnston, 64, of Maceo, passed away at his home Tuesday, March 24, 2020, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Dr. Johnston was born Feb. 2, 1956, in Fort Pierce, Florida, to Ira Johnston and the late Ann Allen Johnston. The family relocated to Madisonville, where he gr…

MORTONS GAP — James Blanchette, 92, of Mortons Gap, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020. He was born in O’Clare, Wisconsin, on May 8, 1927.

PROVIDENCE — Roy Donnie Gobin, 71, of Providence, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Baptist Health Madisonville. He worked as a coal miner.

Steve Lee Callen,73, of Madisonville, KY passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at his residence in Madisonville.

Billy Joe Cline, 53, of Nortonville, died March 23, 2020, at Linda E. White Hospice House.

Ione Hendrix, 75, of Charleston, died Tuesday, March 23, 2020, at her residence.

Tommy Dale McCarty, 64, of Madisonville, died Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Allen Wayne Hammack, 62, of Madisonvile, died Saturday, March 21, 2020, at his home.

Kenneth G. Gamblin, 82, of Mortons Gap passed away on March 20, 2020.

Tosha Marie Pettus, 43, went home on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Linda White Center in Evansville, Indiana. She was born Sept. 9, 1976, to Carol Moore of Madisonville and the late Michael Pettus. She was a faithful member of Disciples of Christ Christian Worship Center in Madisonville.

Pamela Faye Abbott, 63, of Dawson Springs, died Thursday, March 18, 2020, at her residence. She worked as a secretary for Rice Supply and was a member of the Gilland Ridge General Baptist Church.

Loretta Kay Watts, 75, of Madisonville, KY passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Baptist Health Hospital in Madisonville.

Betty Bates, 87, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Madisonville on July 16, 1932, to the late Basil and Eula Oldham. She was a member of Third Baptist Church. She enjoyed working out at the YMCA and loved volunteering at …

Phillip Anthony Russo, 68, of Madisonville, KY passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his residence in Prospect, KY.

Anna Lou Kirkwood, 86, of Dawson Springs, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Tradewater Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dawson Springs. Mrs. Kirkwood was born March 13, 1934, in Charleston to the late William Jordan Lanham and Lena Johnnie Lanham. She assisted her husband, Dr. Ra…

Terry Lee Mitchell, 60, of Nortonville, passed away March 12, 2020, at Owensboro Health Hospital.

June Elaine Hibbs, 83, of Earlington, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020. She was born in Madisonville on Jan. 28, 1937, to the late Walker and Alma L. Clayton.

HOPKINSVILLE — Ora Belle Tyson, 88, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Mortons Gap, passed away March 11, 2020, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

Jimmie Leo Coon, 92, of Madisonville, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Baptist Health Madisonville.

Mary Curtis Osburn, 82 of Madisonville, KY passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Jennie Stuart hospital in Hopkinsville, KY

Doris Beeny Thomas, ( Mama D), 96, of Madisonville, KY passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Chickamauga, GA.

Doris Beeny Thomas, ( Mama D), 96, of Madisonville, KY passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Chickamauga, GA.

Margie Ellen Ice Shouse, 88 of Madisonville, KY passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Baptist Health in Madisonville.

Kevin Scott Dennis, 55 of Madisonville, KY passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Thomas R. West, 66 of West Louisville, KY passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at his residence.

Anna Vannoy Conrad, 82 of Madisonville, KY passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at Sparks Nursing Home in Central City, KY.

Lavern Alvey, 86, of Madisonville, KY passed away Friday, March 5, 2020 at the Hartford House in Owensboro, KY.

Lona Frances Kirkwood, 97 of Madisonville, KY passed away, Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Hillside Villa.

David Alan Reynolds, 67, of Richland, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, at his home.

Clora “Susie” Teague Bourland, 63, of Madisonville, died March 5, 2020, in Madisonville.

Alan Blake Hancock, 66 of Nebo, KY passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Jenny Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville, KY.