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Mary Ann Burk Stout

Mary Ann Burk Stout, 82, born on November 13, 1932 in Hawesville, KY passed away on May 5, 2015 in St. Louis, MO. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ambrose and Mary Rose Campbell Burk; husband, Hilary Stout, Jr.; son, Hilary Stout III; and 4 siblings, Jerry and Ronnie and two during childhood.

She is survived by her children, Allan Drew (Colleen) Stout and Debra (the late Michael) Munizza; 9 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; siblings Betty Jane Ayers, Kenneth Burk, Bonnie Brown, and Linda Kay Payne.

Mary Ann enjoyed reading and loved to crochet. She made many afghans which her family will always treasure. She had a heart of gold and loved spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.

Graveside services are at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Memory Gardens with Interment beside her family. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12:45 pm at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville. 

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Lester Owen Tindle

Lester Owen Tindle, 88, of Hawesville passed away Wednesday April 29, 2015 at the home of a son and daughter-in-law surrounded by his family.  Lester was born in Cloverport, KY on January 19, 1927 to the late Owen and Ella Sanders Tindle.  He was of the Presbyterian faith, an Army veteran during the Korean Conflict, past Hancock County Sorghum king and a retired farmer. He loved making sorghum, raising tobacco and playing and listening to bluegrass music. Lester was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Alice, two sons Lester Allan Tindle and Randall Wayne Tindle, an infant daughter Marcia Tindle, a son-in-law Wayne Knight, a brother Edward Tindle and a sister Ruby Harold.

Survivors include a daughter Donna Knight of Hawesville, three sons David (Jeannie) Tindle, Michael Tindle and Scott Tindle all of Hawesville; a brother Ray (Sue) Tindle; thirteen grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Saturday May 2, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Clark-Young Cemetery.  Lester’s family will be greeting friends from 3:00 pm till 8:00 pm on Friday and from 7:00 am until service time on Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  

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Casper Ottis “Cap” Hale

Casper Ottis “Cap” Hale, 94, of Hawesville, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Cap was born on September 1, 1920 in Patesville, KY to the late Ottis and Rellah Fowler Hale.  He was a member of Patesville Baptist Church and was a farmer.  Cap was a retired veteran of the United States Army serving tours of duty in World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He is preceded in death by a grandson, Harold Powers and 10 siblings, Elder Hale, Glover Hale, Jessie Hale, Eva Lee Lambert, Rachel Arrington, Bernidine Gibbs, Catherine Pirce, Bessie Richardson, Zelda Curtz and Veda Hale.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Ruth Hazel Gray Hale; a daughter, Carolyn Wathen (Ken); a grandson. Mike Powers (Erika); four great grandchildren, Austin Powers, Michael Ottis Powers (Steffanie), Shelby Powers and Hannah Powers.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Patesville Baptist Church with private burial in the family cemetery.  Cap’s family will be greeting friends on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville and on Wednesday from noon until service time at Patesville Baptist Church.  

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Clyde Wettstain, Jr. (Slug)

Clyde Wettstain, Jr (Slug), 85, of Evansville, passed away April 7, 2015 at Transcendent Health Care in Booneville.  He was born in Hancock Co., KY on October 27, 1929 to the late Clyde and Rachel Webb Wettstain.  Clyde was retired from the City of Evansville, State of Indiana Highway Dept. and William Tell Wood Workers.  His hobbies included woodworking, crafts and traveling.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; daughters Patty and Karen Wettstain; sisters, Katherine Ward and Brenda Freyvogel; brothers, Melvin and Raymond Wettstain and a grandson, Tim Roberts.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita Roberts and Laurinda Cartwright; two sons, Russell Wettstain and James (Angie) Wettstain; 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Crowe; a brother, Jimmy Wettstain, along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on April 10, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to Gibson & Son Funeral Home to help the family cover final expenses.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

A special Thank You for the care given by Tiffany Boswell, Jimmy Wettstain and Transcendent Health Care.    

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Clara Estes Brown

Clara Estes Brown of Versailles, KY, 93, died at her home Sunday morning, March 15, 2015.   She was born on December 26, 1921 in Hawesville, KY to the late Urey and Stella Brown Estes.  She graduated from Beechmont High School in 1939.  She worked for many years as a pharmacy technician, primarily at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital, Owensboro, KY.  Her interests included many extensive furniture refinishing projects in her younger years, and she remained an avid flower gardener.  Clara was virtually a life-long member of the Baptist church, including Buena Vista Baptist Church in Owensboro, Bethabara Baptist Church in Philpot, KY, Westside Baptist Church in Harrisonburg, VA, and most recently Versailles Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Milner Brown, and three brothers, Ernest Estes of Princeton, IN, A.D. Estes of Owensboro, KY, and Bruce Estes of Burnsville, NC.

She is survived by her two children, Michael B. (Mickey) Brown of Versailles, KY, and Laurel Brown Newman and her husband Jeff of Winchester, VA; three grandchildren, Cary Brown Simon and her husband Jon of Lexington, KY, and Kathryn Mattichak and Steven Mattichak of Broadway, VA; and two great-grandchildren, Robbie Simon and Lizzie Simon of Lexington, KY.

Visitation will be held at Blackford Baptist Church, Hawesville, KY, from 8 am until the funeral service at 11 am on Monday, March 23, 2015 with burial in the church cemetery.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations can be made to Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or Bethabara Baptist Church. 

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Cynthia (Cindy) Ann McCoy

Cynthia (Cindy) Ann McCoy, 62, of Hawesville died Friday March 6, 2015 at her home.  She was born on August 12, 1952 in to the late Jack and Norma Irene (Susie) Study McCoy.  She was a housewife.  Cindy was loved by many and will be greatly missed.  She enjoyed making candles, painting and loved raising her dogs.  Cindy was preceded in death by her daughter, Kami Sue (Tobin) Hart.

Survivors include her fiancé, Chance Teeples; a daughter, Terena Mae Wilson; two sons, Jesse Jack McCoy and Brent Nolan; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Linda McCoy and a brother, Terry McCoy.

Services will be private in Thurman, IA.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.  

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Anna Bell Boling Swadley

Anna Bell Boling Swadley, 83, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Fordsville Nursing and Rehab.  She was born in Hancock County on November 20, 1931 to the late Orville and Mary Frances Boling.  Anna Bell was a housewife and a caregiver for the elderly in her younger years.  She attended Easton Community Church.  Anna Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Swadley and four siblings, Viola, Josephine, Catherine and Junior Boling.

Survivors include her sister, Naomi Fuqua of Fordsville; two brothers, Ray Boling and Stanley Boling of Cloverport; four nephews, Delmar Ray Fuqua of Miami, FL, Stanley Glenn (Diane) Fuqua of Askins, KY, Ronnie (Susan) Fuqua of Hawesville and Timmy (Karen) Fuqua of Fordsville.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with Bro. Larry Sosh officiating.  Burial will be in Boling Chapel Cemetery.  Anna Bell’s family will be greeting friends on Monday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  

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Jane R. Askin

Jane R. Askin, 82, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Armorel, AR on May 10, 1932 to the late William Edgar and Mary Hardesty Odom.  Jane was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and was a retired cafeteria worker at Hancock County High School.  She enjoyed spending time with family, traveling and exercising with friends at the Health Park.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Askin and a son Thomas Askin.

Survivors include two daughters, Angelia (Steve) Stokes of Dothan, AL and, Linda (Gary ) Hall of Owensboro ; three sons, Tony (Mary) Askin of Philpot, Paul (Teri) Askin of Hawesville and Robert (Holly) Askin of Owensboro; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; two sisters, Faye (Jim) Banks of  Galax, VA and Louise (Danny) Valdez of Blytheville, AR along with several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday March 2, 2015 at St. Williams Catholic Church in Knottsville with burial in St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church Cemetery in McQuady, KY.  Jane’s family will be greeting friends on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. with prayers being said at 6 p.m. Sunday evening and on Monday from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  

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Bessie Mary (Meme) Chapman

Bessie Mary (Meme) Chapman, age 95, left for her heavenly home Sunday, February 8, 2015.  She was born February 16, 1919 in Savannah, OK., to Joseph G. and Noy Fergerson.

She moved at a young age to Gentry, AR., where she graduated from high school.  She later moved to Texas where she met George F. Chapman.  They were married on January 16, 1946 and lived the majority of their lives in Rockwall, TX.  She was always active in her children’s lives.  She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, where she served as Worthy Matron.  She also helped with the Rainbow Girls.  She and her family were active members of First Baptist Church in Rockwall.  She retired from Parr Gas where she had worked in the office.  The last 15 years of her life were lived with her daughter, Ann and son-in-law, Roger Jarboe in Hawesville, KY.

Meme was a great cook, liked to sew and read, but most of all loved her family.  She was a Godly woman and an example to her family and friends.  In addition to her parents, her husband, George, and her sisters, Ruby Roberts and Loretta Price preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children:  Leatha Ann Jarboe and husband Roger of Hawesville, KY., Frederick Wayne Chapman and wife Sandra of Rockwall, TX.  Five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren:  Kimberly Latham and daughter Chloe.  Jennifer Wood, husband Jeff and children, Chandler, Crew, and London.  Lori Frost, husband Justin and daughters Parker and Paige.  Tara Swindall, husband J.D. and children David, Reagan and Rylie Reese. Roger Jarboe II, wife Anja and sons Rogie and Riley Thomas:  sisters Dorothy Rush and Ruth Holloway and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her service and burial will be at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall, TX.  Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville,  is in charge of local arrangements, condolences may be left at    

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hancock Christian Church auditorium fund, 22 Henderson Grove Rd., Lewisport, KY.  42351. 

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Gibson and Son Funeral Home
275 Court Square
PO Box 87
Hawesville, Ky 42348

Phone: (270)927-6741

Fax: (270)927-8737


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