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John R. Gilstrap

John R. Gilstrap, 64, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Ohio County Hospital. John was born April 16, 1951, in Beaver Dam and was the son of the late J.R. and Betty Fleener Gilstrap. John was a Christian, farmer and owner/operator of Gil’s Welding in Beaver Dam along with his wife, Janice. Survivors include his wife Janice Gilstrap; son, Matthew Gilstrap; daughters, Christa Bevil and Lisa Charles, ...

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David Eugene Mattingly

David Eugene Mattingly, 58, of Fordsville, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro, was a mechanic and a member of Providence Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Lionel Earl "Rip" and Nanette Mattingly, of Fordsville; his children, Mendy (Steve) DeWitt, of Hardinsburg, and Seth (Amy) Mattingly, of Fordsville; five grandchildren, Darrian, Sha ...

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Emogene Luellen Hill

Emogene Luellen Hill, 86, of Hartford, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was born May 2, 1928, in Ohio County, Ky., to the late Guy Luellen and Stella Sapp Luellen. Mrs. Hill was a homemaker, Kentucky Colonel and worked with Ohio County Literacy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Johnnie Nevil Hill, on Jan. 6, 1986; son, John Hill, Jr.; daughter, Charlotte Hill; and brother, Annis Luel ...

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Edna Wilson Potts Vance

Edna Wilson Potts Vance, 93, died Tuesday, April 21, at The Forum in Louisville, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Leo and Besse Pitcher Wilson and is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Glendon Potts, and her second husband Joseph Vance. She is survived by daughters Glenda (George) Thacker, of Owensboro and Louisville, and Judith Martin, of Park City, Utah; and sons, James W. (Barbara) Potts a ...

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Stanley Rex Gossett

Stanley Rex Gossett, 70, of Hartford, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born June 8, 1944, in Masonville, Ky., to the late Hubert Millard Gossett and Ruth Martine Smith Gossett. Rex retired from Century Aluminum as Maintenance Supervisor and was formerly employed by American Tobacco Company, was a member of Clear Run Baptist Church, Ohio County Historical Soci ...

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John Denton Norris, Jr.

John Denton Norris, Jr., 60, of Fordsville, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Evansville, Ind., was self-employed and attended Church of God of Prophecy in Fordsville. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Denton, Sr., and Sarah Grace Norris. Survivors include his wife, Deanna Norris, of Fordsville; his children, Johnathan Norris, of Evansville, and M ...

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Layverne C. Drake

Layverne C. Drake, 81, of Beaver Dam, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was born Oct. 29, 1933, in Ohio County to the late James Oscar and Vera M. Drake. He was a United States Army Veteran and was avid University of Kentucky Basketball fan. Layverne was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and he worked as a contractor. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janice F. Drake; and t ...

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James Edward Curtis

James Edward Curtis was born on Feb. 1, 1928, in Echols, Ky., to the late William Edward and Dorcie Ree Curtis. He graduated from Rockport High School in 1946, lettering four years in both basketball and tennis. The day following graduation, he left for a two year stint in the Navy, being stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas. Upon return, he attended Western Kentucky College for three and one-half years. Foll ...

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Jimmy Lee Ashby, Sr.

Jimmy Lee Ashby Sr., 64, of Beaver Dam, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at his home. He was born Sept. 23, 1950, in Beaver Dam to the late Charles Ashby, Sr., and Margaret “Jean” Ashby. He was a member of Green River Baptist Church and was retired from Stericycle where he was a truck driver. Jimmy was a United States Army Veteran. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Lee Ashby ...

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Myrtle Welch Thompson Embry

Myrtle Welch Thompson Embry, 98, Hartford, Ky., passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at her residence. She was born Aug. 18, 1916, in Hartford, to the late Richard B. Welch and Nancy Daugherty Welch. Mrs. Embry was a homemaker, member of Hartford Christian Church and was very active visiting her friends and enjoyed bowling. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Guy T. Thompson; second husband, Be ...

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