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Harold Shaver

Harold Shaver, 80, of Owensboro, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Ohio County to the late Odis and Clara Thomas Shaver. Heaven surely smiled as one of their own was welcomed home. Harold was a true angel on earth. Harold’s smile brightened the days of friends and family alike; he never met a stranger. What couldn’t be accomplished with a grin was done with a ...

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Ruth Ann Renfrow

Ruth Ann Renfrow, 71, of Evansville, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Pine Haven Health and Rehab in Evansville. She was born Sept. 27, 1943, in Beaver Dam, Ky., to the late Elvis and Eva Baize Nelson. She was a homemaker. Beside her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby W. Renfrow, who passed away Nov. 17, 1994. Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Ta, of Clarksville, Ind., and Genn ...

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Marcella ‘Kentucky Puddin’ McGinnis

Marcella “Kentucky Puddin” McGinnis, 64, of Louisville, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Baptist Health in Louisville. She was born on Jan. 25, 1950, in Louisville, the daughter of the late Charles Henry and Martha Elizabeth (Bates) Geary. Marcella played in five movies, Medium Cook, American Revolution 1 and 2, Women in Revolt and The Grapes of Wrath. She also was the founding leader of the Young Patr ...

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Wendy Nichole ‘Nicky’ Bratcher

Wendy Nichole "Nicky" Bratcher, 32, of Morgantown, Ky., passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky. Nicky was born on Saturday, Nov. 28, 1981, in Bowling Green, Ky., to Timothy Hunt and Sylvia Moran. She was a member of Zion Harmony General Baptist Church and a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Estil Dockery; grandmother, Charlotte Cardwell, and her ...

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Shannon Faye Carlisle Reynolds

Shannon Faye Carlisle Reynolds, 72, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Owensboro Regional Health Hospital. She was born in Henderson County, Ky., on May 6, 1942, to the late Shelby Ellis Carlisle and Flossie Lee Henry Carlisle Rice. She was an employee of Mudd’s Furniture for more than 40 years and a member of Audubon Nazarene Church. She enjoyed reading and watching "Wheel of Fortune," ...

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Wendell Ray Midkiff

Wendell Ray Midkiff, 73, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in the Dundee Community of Ohio County, son of the late Ray and Lessie Smith Midkiff. Wendell was a retired steel worker at Youngstown Steel in Chicago, Ill. He was a member of Steel Workers Union, enjoyed gospel and country music, dancing and shopping. Survivors include a sister; Wilbia Gillim. ...

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Betty Payton Sandefur

Betty Payton Sandefur, 69, of Beaver Dam, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at her home. She was born in Fordsville, was a retired teaching assistant and a member of Slaty Creek Baptist Church in Beaver Dam. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Charles and Lucille Payton; a son, Wendell Sandefur, Jr.; and a brother, Rex Payton. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Wendell Sandefur, of Beaver Dam; two ...

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Charles Slaton Jernigan

Charles Slaton Jernigan, 77, went to the Lord on Oct. 13, 2014. Charles was born on May 15, 1937, in Muhlenberg County and was the son of the late Otis "Buck" Jernigan and Agness "Mary" Wall Jernigan. He was employed by the I.C. Railroad after graduating from Muhlenberg Central High School. Later, he was employed as the general superintendant for Peabody Coal Company Mines in Ohio and Kentucky. After retire ...

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Brenda Faye Kennedy

Brenda Faye Kennedy, 63, of Glenville, died on Oct. 15, 2014. She was born on Sept. 11, 1951, in Manila, Ark., to the late John W. and Irene Moyer Spurlock. Brenda was of the Methodist Faith, was a Social Worker at GRADD, and enjoyed horseback riding and fishing. Brenda loved life and found her greatest joy spending time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren. Brenda was also preceded in death ...

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Walter A. ‘Peanut’ Voyles

Walter A. “Peanut” Voyles, 73, of Owensboro, died on Oct. 14, 2014, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Hancock County on March 16, 1941, to the late Casper and Maudie McDaniel Voyles. Walter served in field artillery as part of the U.S. Army. He was a retired transmission rebuilder, having worked at Automotive Incorporated for several years. Walter volunteered at the Daniel Pitino Shelter ...

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