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IN MEMORY OF
Mary Lee Rice Morris

Mary Lee Rice Morris, 74, of Hawesville died Tuesday January 19, 2016 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, IN.  Mary was born on June 28, 1941 in Hawesville to the late Robert and Mary Ruth Sipes Morris.  She was of the Methodist faith and a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Allan Rice.

She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Flewallen; two sons, Bobby Rice and Kenny Rice; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Dawson and Polina Campbell; five brothers, Terry Morris, Earl Morris, Larry Morris, David Morris and Harrison Morris and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  Burial will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Mary’s family will greet friends from 3 PM until 8 PM Friday and from 7 AM until service time Saturday at the funeral home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Frances Evelyn DeJarnette Reid

Frances Evelyn DeJarnette Reid, 88, of Hawesville, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Owensboro Center.  She was born on April 7, 1927 in Hancock County to the late Hugh and Lois Powers DeJarnette.  Frances was a member of Cloverport Methodist Church.  She enjoyed quilting, reading, flea markets and loved to play Tetris on her Nintendo.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lathrop Reid; son, Stephen Reid; two brothers, Robert DeJarnette and Barry DeJarnette.

Survivors include her two daughters, Rebecca Gray (Dickie) and Terri Reid; 6 grandchildren, Amanda Hawkins (Toby), April Gray, George Gray, Stephen Gray, Chris DeJarnette (Julie) and Julia Alvey (David) along with several great grandchildren; a sister, Judith Hancock; two brothers, Sherrill Burden and David Burden (Vickie) as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial in Cloverport Cemetery.  Frances’ family will be greeting friends from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday and from 7 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky: envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at www.gibsonandsonfh.com.  

The family would like to thank the staff of Owensboro Center and Hospice of Western Kentucky for the excellent care they provided for Frances. 

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IN MEMORY OF
William (Billy) J. Eberle, Jr.

William (Billy) J. Eberle, Jr, 71, of Tell City, IN left to go be with his Lord and Savior on December 31, 2015 with His sister and brother in law by his side.  Billy was born on October 13, 1944 in Tell City, IN to the late William J. and Eva  Eberle.  Billy was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church, drove a truck for SIRS, Worked in book binding for SIRS and worked at the Coca Cola Bottling Co.  He was preceded in death by his father William J. Eberle and mother Eva McFarling Buford .

He leaves to cherish his memory his step father John Buford; a sister Jane (Stephen) Hess; a niece Janean Hess (Keil) Kasier; a nephew Stephen Hess and Special friends Joe and Tammy Daniel and Jack and Rebecca Apling.  A special thanks to Maxium Health Care.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday January 3, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills in Hawesville.  Billy’s family will greet friends Saturday from 4:00 pm until 8:00pm Saturday and from 10:00 am until service time at the Funeral Home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Glen Gray

Glen Gray, 80, of Owensboro, formally of Louisville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday December 26, 2015 at Twin Rivers in Owensboro.  Glen was born on October 6, 1935 in Glendean, KY to the late Sylvester and Rhoda Moorman Gray.  He was a member of Talbert United Methodist Church, retired from General Electric in Louisville and was a UK basketball fan.  He was preceded in death by a sister Anna Adams and two brothers Henry Gray and Raymond Gray.

Survivors include a sister Mary (Danny) Doyle and nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Wednesday December 30, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  Burial will be in the Owens Gray Cemetery in McQuady, KY.  Glen’s family will be greeting  friends from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday and from 7:00 am until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Eugene “Gene” Clinton Powers

Eugene “Gene” Clinton Powers, 77, of Hawesville passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at his home. He was born on March 6, 1938 in Hawesville to the late James “JC” and Ada Whitten Powers. Gene was of the Baptist Faith, retired from Commonwealth Aluminum and loved to tinker on cars. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shannon Powers and a granddaughter Stefanie Kirk.

Survivors include his three daughters, Marla (Steve) Brown, LaDonna (Fiance`, Ronnie Edge) and Tina Kirk; two sons, Jeff (Cindy) Powers and Scott (Cheryl) Powers; 14 grandchildren, Brandy, Crystal, Cody, Karrie, Derek, Justin, Clint, Ashley, Micheal, Josh, Jake, Stevie, Tori and Erin; 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Vivian (Harold) Nall; a brother, Jimmy (Louise) Powers and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial following in Serenity Hills. Gene’s family will be greeting friends from 4 pm until 8 pm on Saturday and from 7 am until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

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IN MEMORY OF
Charles Franklin Thomas

Charles Franklin Thomas, 70, of Hawesville went to be with the Lord with family at his side on December 9, 2015 at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.  Charles was born in Owensboro on December 6, 1945 to the late Richard and Margie Fulton Thomas.  He was a cross country truck driver where he drove in every state but Alaska and Hawaii and was a Navy veteran.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and had many friends. He was preceded in death by a sister Francis Louise Brown and a brother in law Jackie Henderson Brown.

Survivors include his wife Murline Newton Thomas; two daughters Jessica Fischbeck and Ann Thomas; four step children Bonnie Tindle, Mitch Taylor, Jeff Taylor and Ben Taylor; six brothers and a sister Carroll (Mevy) Thomas, Shirley Sanders, Bob (Sandi) Thomas, Donald Thomas, Geary Thomas, Mike (Lisa) Thomas and Dennis (Cara) Thomas; thirteen grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren  and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday December 13, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville. Burial will be private. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 am until service time.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Lonard Wayne Newton

Lonard Wayne Newton, 74, of Hawesville died Thursday December 3, 2015 at his home with his family at his side.  Wayne was born on March 12, 1941 in Ohio Co. to the late Lonard H. and Alberta Lyons Newton.  Wayne was a member of Patesville Baptist Church, retired from Aleris in 1998, after 31 years of service and loved his farm where he always had horses.  He was preceded in death by a son Dennis Newton and a sister Alma Catherine Crowe.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Landah Faye Corley Newton; two daughters Kathy Prince and Melissa (Dennis) Roberts; six grandchildren Zach (Bridgett) Prince, Blake (Kelli) Prince, Josh (Samantha) Ditto, Cydnee Prince, Destiny Roberts and Denny Roberts; two great grandchildren Alivia and Declan; a brother Dayne (Diana) Newton; two sisters Naomi (Cobb) Patrick and Wanda (Steve) Smith and many nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2:00 pm Sunday December 6, 2015 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  Burial will be in Serenity Hills.  Wayne’s family will greet friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday and from 7:00 am until service time Sunday.  

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IN MEMORY OF
June LaMar “Maw” Fowler

June LaMar “Maw” Fowler, 94, a longtime resident of Hawesville, passed away on November 28, 2015 at White House Healthcare in White House, TN.  She was born in Dawson, OK on July 5, 1921 to the late Holden and Flossie Rees Hedgecock.  While residing in Hawesville, June was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  She sang in local community theater performances and directed Immaculate Conception grade school musicals (including a Roaring 20’s musical review that the Hancock Clarion quoted one observer as being the best county 4H performance they could remember).June was a devoted mother, grandmother and an avid reader.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, her son Gragg and a sister, Sammye Speegel.

June is survived by two daughters, Viki Fowler (John Kelleher) of S. Dartmouth, MA and Lisa Fowler Smith (Tim) of Gallatin, TN; three sons, Robert Fowler (Patricia) of Owensboro, Shane Fowler (Monica) of Lexington and Patrick Fowler (Audrey Brisson) of Moorestown, NJ; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 am on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial following in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Hawesville.  June’s family will be greeting friends on Wednesday from 4 pm until 8 pm, prayers to be said at 5 pm, and on Thursday from 7 am until 10:30 am at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Hortense Long Aull

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Hortense Long Aull, 94, of Hawesville passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Heartland Villa with her family by her side.  She was born in Lewisport on February 3, 1921 to the late Harmon and Cynthia Bozarth Long.  Hortense was a member of Hilldale United Methodist Church and was retired from Hancock County School System.  She loved quilting and left behind her legacy of many beautiful quilts.  She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Aull, a daughter Brenda Aull Pagel, sisters, Katherine Hayden and Juanita Nutt, a brother Harmon Long, Jr., a special niece Hortense Wayne Brown and her longtime sidekick, Rufus.   

She is survived by two daughters Shirley (Jack) Cornett of Lenoir, NC and Sherry (David) Crisp of Philpot; three sons, Donnie (Brenda) Aull of Parish, Fl, Bobby (Sandy) Aull of Owensboro and Rick (Dereda) Aull of Owensboro; 8 grandchildren, Greg (Deanna) Inman, Scott (Linda) Inman, Lisa Inman, Shannon (Brian) Wynne, Teresa (Todd) Herold, Michael (Tonya) Harrison, Ryan (Julie) Aull and Jansen Hidenrite; 15 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; a brother, L.W. Long of Hawesville; several nieces and nephews along with extended family, Dale & Versie Outerbridge, Joe & Rene Kreisle and Greg & Jill Brown.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Hilldale United Methodist Church with burial following in Serenity Hills.  Hortense’s family will be greeting friends on Saturday from 4 pm until 8 pm and on Sunday from 7 am until 1:30 pm at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Villa, Activities, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Judy Payne Smith

Judy Payne Smith, 70, of Hawesville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday November 14, 2015 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with her family by her side.  Judy was born on April 1, 1945 in Hawesville to the late James and Jamie Brown Payne.  She was a housewife and a member of Blackford Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by a sister Jill Payne.

Survivors include her husband Leroy Smith; a son Jeff Smith; a sister Janice (Jerry) Powers; a brother Jimmy (Carla) Payne and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 11:00 am Tuesday November 17, 2015 at Blackford Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.  Judy’s family will greet friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday and from 7:00 am until 10:30 pm Tuesday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  

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