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Margaret Ann Higdon

Margaret Ann Higdon, 79, of Knottsville, Ky., died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, McGurie A. Carrico and Leona Huff Carrico; her husband, Gene Higdon; a son, James Eugene in infancy; a sister, Elizabeth Jane in infancy; and a brother, Leslie Carrico. She retired from The Bishop Soenneker Home after over 30 years of service. Surv ...

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Betty Jean Collings Hope

Betty Jean Collings Hope, 54, of Owensboro, Ky., died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at her home. Betty Jean Collings or “Jeannie” as known by her friends was born January 10, 1961 in Owensboro to Carol Edwin & Thelma Rhea Hayden Collings and was married to Jimmy Dale Hope. Jeannie was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Calhoun and served several years as an R.N. working in Oncology and with Children’ ...

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Mildred Jane Burks

Mildred Jane Burks, 94, of Beaver Dam, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born April 12, 1921, in Farmington, Minn., to the late Alvin and Margaret Peters Wright. She was a member of Narrows Baptist Church and she was a homemaker. Beside her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Burks; two daughters, Karen Basiak and Rose Marie Basiak; and one ...

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Jerry Louis Simpson, Sr.

Jerry Louis Simpson, Sr., 74 of Beaver Dam, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at his residence. He was born Sept. 30, 1940, in Beaver Dam to the late Eura and Gona Mae Pearson Simpson. He was a retired crane operator for the steel mills. Beside his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Bud Simpson; and one sister, Lucille Chinn. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Markeda Lindsey Simpson, of ...

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Elma Catherine Alsip

Elma Catherine Alsip, 89, of Owensboro, Ky., passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at Heartford House in Owensboro, Ky. She was born Dec. 31, 1925, to the late Robert Lewis and Elizabeth Earl Macke in Beech Grove, Ky. Mrs. Alsip was formerly employed by General Electric, Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph, Welborn’s Florist and was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, working with fl ...

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Carolyn B. Cooper

Carolyn B. Cooper, 74, of Hartford, died Friday, July 24, 2015, at Professional Care Health and Rehab in Hartford. She was born in Hartford to the late Kenneth and Annie Talley Burton. Carolyn was retired from Montpelier Glove Factory and was a member of Calvary Hill Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Austin Cooper; and a sister, Helen Marie Burton. Survivors include two brothers; Kennet ...

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Norma L. Underwood

Norma L. Underwood, 79, of Buck Creek, Ky., died Thursday July 23, 2015, at her home. Norma Lee Ridenour was born Feb. 26, 1936, in McLean County, Ky., to the late John Leslie and Birdie Williams Ridenour and was married to Garnett Underwood on Dec. 23, 1953. Norma worked as a clerk at several different stores but was primarily a full-time mother and grandmother. She was a member of Livermore General Baptis ...

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Genon F. Kasinger

Genon F. Kasinger, 68, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Daviess County to the late J.P. and Georgia Mae Roberts. Genon was a dedicated homemaker and an active member of the Salvation Army Church where she was involved in many children’s programs and taught Sunday School. She also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and knitting blankets, ...

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Frank Carpenter

Frank Carpenter, 82, of Hartford, Ky., passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 16, 1932, in English, Ky., to the late Francis Marion Carpenter, Sr. and Minnie E. Patton Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter retired from Peabody Coal Company, Sinclair Surface Mines, Drakesboro, Ky. He was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and U.M.W.A. #1432, Central City, Ky. Frank served for 11 ye ...

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Linda Fay Smeathers Frakes

Linda Fay Smeathers Frakes, age 73, of Reynolds Station, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at her home. Born to parents, Philip and Juanita Brown Smeathers on April 8, 1942, in Daviess County. Linda enjoyed her time as a second driver on the road with her husband. They called themselves "professional tourists and drivers". She loved family dinners and holidays, gardening, quilting, geneology and espe ...

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