July 22, 2003
"Denny" Heffington, 58, of Newnan, Ga., formerly of Morganfield, died Friday,
July 18, 2003 in Jacksonville, Fla., of a massive heart attack.
Denny was born
and raised in Morganfield where he farmed and did welding.
He was preceded
in death by his father, Lacy Heffington; and a younger sister Susan Ricketts.
his mother Georgetta Heffington of Tallahassee, Fla.; one daughter, Jamie Denise
of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, David Allen of Atlanta, Ga., and Danny Joe
of Newnan; two brothers, Gerald of Tallahassee and Thomas of Gainsville, Fla.;
one sister Bonnie Heffington of Janesville, Wis.
A private memorial
service will be held July 25 at Mount Eagle Tennessee State Park, where Denny
loved to go to relax.
Joseph C. Spalding,
83, of Louisville, formerly of Uniontown, died Friday, July 18, 2003 at Nazareth
Home in Louisville.
Mr. Spalding was
a native of Uniontown and served honorably in he Army Air Corps during World
War II. After attending Loyola University in New Orleans, La., he received his
law degree from the University of Notre Dame. He began his career as a staff
attorney with Shell Oil company and retired as the corporate secretary and deputy
Joe was admitted
to the Bar in the states of Kentucky, New York, Colorado and Texas. After private
practice in Houston, Texas, he returned to Kentucky and practiced first with
Thomason and Spalding and most recently as a member of Carey Niemi Stout and
He formerly was
a member of the Hunting Creek Country Club. He was a devoted member of St. Louis
Bertrand Catholic church. He maintained a keen interest in Notre Dame Fighting
Irish football and the St. Louis Cardinals.
He was preceded
in death by his parents Victor Lee and Mary Willie Spalding; and five brothers
and a sister.
two sisters, Lucy Thomason of Louisville and Mildred Orth of Chapel Hill, N.C.;
and seven nephews, two nieces and their children.
will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 23, at St. Agnes Catholic Church
in Uniontown with Father Pike Powell officiating. Burial will be in the St.
Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call until service time Wednesday at Whitsell Funeral
Home in Morganfield.
sympathy may be made to the sisters of Charity of Nazareth Missions, P.O. Box
9, Nazareth, Ky. 40048.
Lester E. "P.I."
Downing Sr., 78, of Morganfield, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2003
at Methodist Hospital Union County.
Mr. Downing was
a World War II veteran and retired from Island Creek Coal Co. in 1987.
his wife of 56 years Agnes E. Downing; one daughter Brenda D. Ricketts of Morganfield;
two sons, Lester E. Downing Jr., of Montreux, Switzerland and Pete Downing of
Madisonville; a niece, Pat Duncan, who was like a sister to him; four grandchildren,
Tara McGar of Madisonville, Jarad Downing of Indianapolis, Aaron Downing of
Morganfield and Suzanne Graham of Greenville; three great-grandchildren; and
nieces and nephews.
were held Monday, July 21 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield with T.A.
Prickett officiating. Burial was in the Odd Fellow Cemetery in Morganfield.
may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Nicholson, 93, of Evansville, Ind., died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Good
Ruth was one of
eleven children born to Carrie and Charles Waters. She was very active in volunteer
work becoming President of Perry Heights P.T.A., a member of Vanderburgh County
Court House Auxiliary, charter member of Willard Library Foundation and Voices
for the Republican Women's Club.
While living in
Henderson, she co-owned the Eagle Produce Market. In Henderson she became president
of Henderson's City High P.T.A., a volunteer of Methodist Hospital Auxiliary,
a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the First Baptist Church.
She retired from
W.T. Grant and Ben Franklin working until was 87 years of age.
and interested in genealogy she became Regent of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, had her grandchildren enrolled in CAR and grandsons enrolled in
Ruth attended Lynnville
High School where she was a member of the girls basketball team.
She was preceded
in death by her husband of 62 years, Richard Nicholson Jr.; a son Robert Joseph
Nicholson; and a great-granddaughter, Emily Diane Wilson.
four daughters, Jeanne Shoulders, Mary Gibson and Jackie Devoy, all of Evansville;
four sons, Richard, David Isaac and Edward Wayne Nicholson, all of Evansville
and James Alan Nicholson of Morganfield; 24 grandchildren; one brother Carl
Waters of Evansville; 51 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
and nieces and nephews.
were held Sunday, July 20, at Westwood General Baptist Church with Brother James
Nicholson, Pastor Bret Nicholson and Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial was in
the Tupman Cemetery in Evansville.
may be made to Caseyville Methodist Church, 785 Caseyville Cemetery Road, Sturgis,
be made on-line at www.mem.com Arrangements were by Alexander East Chapel.
42, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Shawneetown and Equality, Ill., died Wednesday,
July 16, 2003.
Mr. Roe was born
Jan. 27, 1961 in Harrisburg, Ill., to the late Louis Vancleve and Elsie Lucille
a sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Wally Brummett of Shawneetown, Ill.;
a niece Misty Howton of Shawneetown; and several aunts and uncles.
A memorial service
will be held Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. Family will receive friends beginning
at 5 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel at Shawneetown. Reverend Ray Conley
In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to the High Ground Gospel Group for their ministry in
David Alan Garrett,
48, of Mayfield, formerly of Uniontown, died at 6:45 a.m., Wednesday, July 16,
2003, at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield.
Mr. Garrett was
employed by Midstates Agriculture-Labor.
He was preceded
in death by his father Walter Lee Garrett; and a sister Wanda Blackburn.
his mother Mary Moore Moses of Calvert City; four sisters, Anita Pidcock of
Calvert City, Charlotte Phelps of Marion, Joyce Givens of Murray and Dana Christensen
of Salem, Ore.; and a brother Michael Dennis Garrett of Tigard, Ore.
were held Saturday, July 19, at Collier Funeral Chapel with Bro. Morgan Mathis
Parker, 61, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Morganfield, died July 13, 2003
at Loretto Hospital in Chicago.
Mr. Parker was
born August 29, 1941 in Morganfield.
He was preceded
in death by his parents Amos and Irma Parker.
three sisters, Linda Parker of Chicago and Yvonne Parker and Lalita Morrow,
both of Morganfield; five brothers, Amos Leon Parker Jr., and Donald Parker,
both of Chicago, Larry Parker of Henderson, and Dwight and Keith Parker, both
of Morganfield; and a special aunt, Dorothy Crutcher of Morganfield.
were held Saturday, July 19, at Bowman Chapel CME Church in Morganfield with
Rev. Richard Pollard officiating. Burial was in the Odd Fellow Cemetery in Morganfield.