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IN MEMORY OF
Karl A. Pate

Karl A. Pate, 49, of  Lewisport, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at home.  Karl was born in Louisville, KY on August 8, 1964 to the late Samuel and Micheal Gorman Pate.  Karl owned and operated Pate Farms where many people near and far came to buy his sweet corn, cantaloupes and watermelons.  He was employed by Emmick Farms and was a former greens keeper at Windward Heights Country Club.  

Survivors include his wife of 5 years Valerie McCaslin Pate; 2 daughters, Katelyn Pate of Lewisport and Madeline Bell Pate of Herrin, IL; one son, Caleb B. Pate; 2 stepchildren, Shelby Klueh and Jacob Klueh of Lamar, IN; a brother, Keith Pate of Lewisport; his aunt, Elizabeth Grant of Owensboro and several cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Lewisport Cemetery.  Karl’s family will be greeting friends on Thursday from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Friday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Memorial Contributions can be made in Karl’s memory to the Hancock Co. FFA or Hancock Co. Family Resource Center.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Willie “Billy” Junior Blake

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Willie “Billy” Junior Blake, 70, of Lewisport, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.  Willie was born on November 26, 1943 in McLean County to the late Willie and Susie Strong Blake.  He was raised by his adoptive parents, Frostye and Nancy Bolin.  Willie was a member of Union Baptist Church and a retired construction worker.  He was also a veteran of the United States Army.   

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Joyce Burden Blake; 3 daughters, Le Ann Leisure (Dan), Crystal Jones (Curtis) and Brandi Blake; a son Scotty Blake; 5 grandchildren, Jennah Cambron, Tyler Smith, Darion Jones, Hunter Leisure and Luke Leisure; a sister, Karen “Tiny” Bolin; a brother, Joe Bolin (Betty Jo); his mother in law, Alice Burden and 3 nephews, Joseph Bolin ( Emily), Jacob Bolin (Sasha) and John Bolin.   

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday , July 14, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Willie’s family will be greeting friends on Monday, July 14, 2014 from 10 a.m. until service time.

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IN MEMORY OF
Minnie Lois Severs Curry

Minnie Lois Severs Curry, 89, of Lewisport, formally of Union Star, KY and Louisville, KY passed away Thursday July 10, 2014 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  Minnie was born on February 15, 1925 in Union Star, KY to the late Olive Otis and Velma Bruner Severs.  She was of the Pentecostal faith and a housewife.  Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Curry. She was the last of nine children, Otis Bruner Severs, Etta Victory Stewart, Wilson Marshal Severs, Edmond Flynn Severs, George Hurley Severs, SR, Velma Beatrice Severs, Lawrence Lamar (Buster) Severs and Norma Jean King.

Aunt Minnie was a resident at Heartland Villa Living Center, where she enjoyed listening to Larry Sosh and his family play their beautiful music.  She loved UK basketball.  She kept up on current events and could debate politics all day long.

Survivors include a sister in law Thelma Nelson Severs, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Services are at 4:30 pm Sunday July 13, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  There will be a private burial Monday at Louisville Memorial Gardens.  Minnie’s family will greet friends from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Richard A. Riley

Richard A. Riley, 63, of Hawesville passed away Thursday July 10, 2014 at Heartford House in Owensboro, KY.  Richard was born on July 17, 1950 in Tell City, IN to the late Albert and Irene Beck Riley.  He was of the Baptist faith and a truck driver.  

Survivors include his wife of 40 years Velma Kendall Riley; a daughter Brenda (Harold) Coon; two sons Charles Riley and Randall Riley; twelve grandchildren; a sister Sharon Merkley; a brother Ronald (Leeann) riley and nieces and nephews.

Services are at 2:30 pm Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Richard’s family will greet friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday. 

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IN MEMORY OF
Allen “Tim” Jackson

Allen “Tim” Jackson, 70, of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday July 7, 2014 at his home.  Tim was born in Hancock County on January 3, 1944 to the late James Lewis and Myrtle Crask Jackson.  He was a member of Pellville Baptist Church, a farmer, enjoyed his garden and was especially proud of his watermelons.

Survivors include four sisters Mary Dickerson, Sarah (Bob) Dalton, Reva Green and Sue (Kenny) Basham; a sister in law Helen Jackson and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 10:00 am Friday July 11, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery.  Tim’s family will be greeting friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday and from 7:00 am until service time Friday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Sarah J. Middleton Epley

Sarah J. Middleton Epley, 66, of Hawesville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday July, 2, 2014 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with her family at her side.  Sarah was born on September 28, 1947 in Hatfield, IN to the late Clay and Fannie Rudisill Middleton, Sr.  She was a housewife and a member of Sugar Grove Bible Baptist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, walking at Vastwood Park and spending time with her family.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter Ashlie Severs, two sisters Clayta Mae Middleton and Maxine Helmrich and two brothers James Middleton and Clayton Middleton.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years Jerry Epley, Sr.; four daughters Karen Epley of Lebanon, KY, Yvonne Hill of Corbin, KY, Shelly Mattingly of Owensboro, KY and Crystal Schneider of Toledo, OH; a son Jerry Epley, Jr. of Knoxville, TN; eleven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two sisters Peggy West and Barbara “Sis” Ryan; three brothers Mike Middleton, Clay Middleton, Jr. and Dickie Middleton and several nieces and nephews.

Services are at 1:00 pm Saturday July 5, 2014 at Central Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens.  Sarah’s family will greet friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until 12 noon Saturday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Joey Howard

Joey Howard, 40, died at his home on Wednesday June 11, 2014.  Joey was born on July 4, 1973 in Owensboro, KY to Darrell and Mary Ann Howard.  He was employed at Aleris Aluminum as a machinist (roll grinder), member of USW 9443, had attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a former member of Hawesville Vol. Fire Dept.  Joey was a very gifted person who loved working with his hands; he could either build it or fix it.  He was preceded in death by his father Darrell Howard.

Survivors include his wife of fourteen years Sarah Tafoya Howard: his mother Mary Ann Howard (Mike) Kruger; two sisters Kristie (Rob) Kerr of Henderson and Dawn (Butch) Flake of Hawesville; a brother Brian (Mindy) Howard of Hawesville; ten nieces and nephews Keri, Brittany, Levi, Carlos, Allea, Hunter, Ashton, Skylar, Andrew and Abigail; his father in law and mother in law Mike and Mary Ruth Tafoya; a sister in law Jennifer (Doug) Love and a brother in law Todd (Michelle) Tafoya.

Services are at 11:00 am Saturday June 14, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville.  A private family burial will be at a later date.  Joey’s family will greet friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday and from 7:00 am until service time Saturday at the Funeral Home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Leonard C. McManaway

Leonard C. McManaway, 80, of Hawesville, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Heartland Villa, Lewisport.  Leonard was born on April 26, 1934 in Breckinridge County, KY to the late Wilbur and Zina Veach McManaway.  People came from near and far to buy watermelons and cantaloupes from the back of Leonard’s pickup truck.  Leonard enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids.  He is preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Kerner and Brenda Spivey; a brother, Kenneth McManaway and a grandson, Nicholas Nix.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Delma Shadwick McManaway; five daughters, Thelma Crabtree of Johnson City, IL, Norma Spencer of Derby, IN, Rhonda Powers of Santa Claus, IN, Amanda Fuchs of Hawesville and Sara Wiseman of Hawesville; a son, Wayne McManaway of Reynolds Station; 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild; a sister, Zella Nugent; a brother, Joe McManaway along with several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home in Hawesville with burial in Serenity Hills.  Leonard’s family will be greeting friends on Friday from 3p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  

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IN MEMORY OF
Martyne Shearn Poole

Martyne Shearn Poole, 84, of Lewisport, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.  She was born on March 17, 1930 in Breckenridge County to the late Arther and Rosa Spencer Isom.  She was of the Christian Faith.  Martyne retired from General Electric and also from Commonwealth Security.  She loved spending time with family and friends and loved to shop.  Martyne was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Shearn, her second husband Robert Poole, two sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include her children, Lyndon (Amy) Shearn, Debbie (Randy) Bryan and Jody (Jimmy) Dowell; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; a sister Faye (Charlie) O’Bryan and a brother John Isom along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and a very special friend, Sherrie Patterson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home with burial in Memory Gardens, Hawesville.  Martyne’s family will be greeting friends on Friday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. until service time at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville.  

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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

e-mail: gibsonsonfuneral@bellsouth.net

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