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Shane Michael Akers

May 18, 1983 - Feb 27, 2001

Shane Michael Akers, 17, of Strawbridge Place, Owensboro, died Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at Owensboro Mercy Health System of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Owensboro, he is the son of Warren Stephen and Leisha Smith Akers. He was a senior at Owensboro High School and a member of Seven Hills Baptist Church.…

Adelaide Elizabeth May Hamilton

Jan 17, 1925 - Feb 20, 1992

Adelaide Elizabeth May Hamilton, 67, died February 27, 1992 in California. The daughter of John J, May and Katherine Isabel Salmon May, she was born in Utica and attended high school there. She left Kentucky in 1944 to live with her sister Hilda A. Reynolds in California and married her late husband, Robert Sterling Hamilton…

Judith (Judy) Nuckols Powell

Sep 13, 1947 - Oct 13, 1947

Judith (Judy) Nuckols Powell, 72, of San Tan Valley, AZ, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Hospice of the Valley in Gilbert, AZ. Born September 13, 1947, in Owensboro, she was preceded in death by her parents, Gus (G.T.) and Dorothy (McMahan) Nuckols of Thruston, KY, and a brother, David Nuckols.Judy…

Veachel Franklin Straney

Oct 23, 1923 - Sep 8, 1945

Staff Sergeant (SSgt). Veachel F. Straney, 21, a native of Daviess Co., died September 8, 1945, in a military plane crash on his way home from serving in World War II. His plane crashed into a mountainside in the Irian Jaya Region in Indonesia. During the war, he served as a radioman for the U.S.…

Ralph L. Rascoe

- Nov 4, 1933

Ralph L. Rascoe, 80, of Owensboro, died June 15, 2014. He was born in Trigg County on November 4, 1933 to the late A.J. and Lucille Gray Rascoe. Ralph served as an Army Paratrooper during the Korean War. He graduated from Daviess County High School before attending Kentucky Wesleyan College and graduating from the Spencerian…

Joseph Aaron Reynolds

- Jun 11, 1924

Joseph Aaron Reynolds Jr., 90, died Monday, April 13, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born June 11, 1924, in Owensboro, to the late Joseph Aaron Reynolds Sr. and Hallie Bivens Reynolds. Joe also was preceded in death by his wife, Melvina Wheeler Reynolds, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters. Joe grew up in Panther.…

Diamon Taylor

- Nov 25, 1914

Diamon Taylor, 90, of 11114 Pleasant Ridge Road, Utica, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at Leisure Years Nursing Home. He was born in Ohio Co., Ky. and had been the owner of Taylors Grocery in Pleasant Ridge for 28 years. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church where he had served…

Helen "Ann" Staples

Jul 26, 1946 - Feb 14, 0004

Helen “Ann” Staples, 77, of Owensboro, passed away February 14, 2024.  She was born July 26, 1946, to the late Marvin and Beulah Ward Holder.  Ann married Joseph Staples on November 18, 1972, was a homemaker and a member of St. Stephen Cathedral.  She enjoyed listening to Joseph play the guitar and spending time with…

Robert Edward "Bob" Anderson

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Robert Edward "Bob" Anderson Sr. entered into another life of sunshine and laughter following a two-year battle with cancer. He died peacefully in his home Nov. 17, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Known for his profound business acumen, Bob had an enormous capacity for adventure and mischief. He loved to be entertained and could…

George E. Smith

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George E. Smith, 70, of Kingsport, TN, formerly of Owensboro, died, Sunday, September 9, 2012, at Vanderbilt Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Davenport, Iowa to the late Fred H. and Marie Bowker Smith. He was a retired financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual Life specializing in insurance and estate planning,…

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