Messenger-Inquirer from Owensboro, Kentucky on July 25, 1988 · 14
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Monday, July 25, 1988
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2C LOCALRECORDS MESSENGER-INQUIRER, Harold I. By Marty Payne Messenger-Inquirer Harold I. Peters, a former manager and official with WOMI-WBKR radio stations in Owensboro. died Saturday at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. (Obituary, this page). Peters, 71, of 3815 Hawthorne Drive, was chief engineer of WOMI for over 20 years snfl urns nnpra- tinna manaffpr Harold for WOMI and Peters WBKR for a couple of years beginning in 1973. LOCAL DEATHS Harold I. Peters, 71, of 3815 Hawthorne Drive, Owensboro, died Saturday, July 23, 1988, at his home. He was born in Nebraska, was a retired chief engineer, editorial writer and announcer for WOMI-WBKR radio stations, and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. (Story, this page.) Survivors include his wife, Veda Adcock Peters; a son, Lee Allen Peters of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; and a brother, Earl Peters of Chehalis, Wash. Services are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Temple Baptist Church. Burial in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation after 2 p.m. today at James H. Davis Funeral Home. Mrs. Myrtle Renfrow, 83, of 717 Allen St., Owensboro, died Sunday, July 24, 1988, at Hermitage Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Ohio County, was a retired teacher at Longfellow school in the Owensboro public school system, and was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a poet with several published works and was listed in the International Who's Who in Poetry. She was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and did graduate studies at the University of Louisville and Harvard University. ' Her husband, Russell Renfrow, died in 1962. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mattie Murphy of Owensboro; a niece, Mrs. Martha Jennings of Owensboro; two great-nephews; and a great-great-niece. Services are at 1 0 a.m. Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Hartford. Visitation after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. Charles E. Simmons, 64, of 1001 W. First St., Owensboro, died Saturday, July 23, 1988, at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. He was born in Daviess County, was retired from General Electric Co., and. was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. Survivors include his wife, Irene Hust Simmons; two sons, Phillip and Kenneth Simmons, both of Owensboro; two daughters, Mrs. Stan (Terri) Yeiser and Lena Simmons, both of Owensboro; three grandchildren; and a brother, James Earl Simmons of Owensboro. Services are at 1 0 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Cathedral. Burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation after 2 p.m. today at James H. Davis Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 6:30 p.m. AREA DEATHS BEECHMONT Charlie A. Garrett, 80, of Beechmont, died Saturday, July 23, 1988, at his home. He was born in Todd County, was a retired coal miner, and was a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Myrtle Tucker and Eva Mae Heltsley, both of Beechmont, Norma Jean Farber of Drakesboro and Margaret McGhee of Belton; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; three half brothers, Ben Martin of California, Tom Garrett of Kansas City, Kan., and Jim Garrett of Route 2, Greenville; and two half sisters, Tomara Garrett of Louisville and Irene Luckett of Bowling Green. Services are at 1 1 a.m. Wednesday at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home. Burial in Hazel Creek Cemetery near Belton. Visitation after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Peters, radio veteran, dies Peters, a native of Nebraska, was an employee of Owensboro Broadcasting Co. for over 40 years. He started with the company in 1947 and during those years he was chief engineer, news director, announcer and director of the editorial department of WOMI. During the early years he helped gather and edit the news and in the 1950s and early '60s had a morning news and farm show on WOMI. He was an editorial writer for about 10 years, taking over from Hugh Potter in the early '70s, and was the voice of "Editorially Speaking," the station's opinion program. Paul Daniel, general manager of WOMI, said Peters also produced the station's editorials, along with writing and announcing them. Daniel CENTERTOWN Maxwell Everly Coleman, 62, of Jeffersonville, Ind., died there Sunday, July 24, 1988, at Clark County Hospital. He was born in Centertown. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Daniel Coleman; a son, James Coleman III of Antioch, Calif.; two daughters, Johan Hagaman of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Kim Burns of Lanesville, Ind.; his mother, Bertie Mae Coleman of Centertown; three grandsons; four granddaughters; a brother, Harold N. Coleman of Centertown; two sisters, Paige Snodgrass of Beaver Dam and Lockie Whitehead of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews. Services are at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Duke-Bevil Bros. Funeral Home, Centertown. Burial in Point Pleasant Cemetery, Ohio County. Visitation after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. GREENVILLE Leroy Jessup, 58, of Greenville, died there Friday, July 22, 1988, at his home in Mcintosh Apartments. He was born in Muhlenberg County, was an artist, and had been employed in the commercial advertising department of Commerce Union Bank in Nashville, Tenn. He graduated from Murray State University with a degree in art and had taught art in high schools in other states. Survivors include his father, Jim Jessup of Greenville; seven brothers, Jackie Jessup of Quality, T.K., Malcolm and David Jessup, all of Greenville, Robert Jessup of Aberdeen, Gerald Jessup of Marion and Bruce Jessup of Woodbury, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. Joyce Ann Baldree of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Jeanette Maddox of Owensboro and Mrs. Coletta Kimpade of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews. Services are at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Gary's Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial in Vernal Grove Cemetery, Route 2, Greenville. Visitation after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. GREENVILLE The Rev. William L. Blake, 89, of Greenville, died Saturday, July 23, 1988, at the home of a son in Fairdale. He was born in Todd County and was a General Baptist minister and pastor of churches for 56 years. Churches he pastored include Leigh's Chapel, Mount Vernon, Olive Grove, Richardson Chapel, Luzerne General Baptist, Baugh Station, Pleasant Union, Union Chapel and Greenbriar. Churches he established and pastored include Corley's Chapel, Sharon General Baptist and Neals Chapel. Survivors include his wife, Maudie Lee Blake; two sons, William L. Blake Jr. of Fairdale and Thomas Gene Blake of Maryland; four daughters, Helen Tonyan of Independence, Mo., Catherine Brown of Bates City, Mo., Anna Grisham of Phoenix, Ariz., and Wilma Bryant of Owensboro; 23 grandchildren; 41 greatgrandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Leigh's Chapel General Baptist Church. Burial in Jackson Cemetery. Visitation after 2 p.m. today at Gary's Funeral Home, Greenville. HARTFORD Leonard Proctor Jr., 53, of Hartford, died there Saturday, July 23, 1988, at Ohio County Hospital. He was born in Butler County and was a truck driver for Rose Brothers Trucking Co., Beaver Dam. Survivors include his wife, Ava Sue Proctor; a daughter, Sheila Mason of Missouri; his mother, Cleo Proctor of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; three brothers, Bill Proctor of Delaware, Ky., Jimmy Ray Proctor of Gray, Ga., and V.A. Proctor of Hawesville; and a sister, Monday. July 25. 1988 thought Peters retired from full-time duty three or four years ago, but he said Peters was retained as a contract engineer and consultant He was called in when the station needed him, he said. He occasionally did a guest editorial. John Coe, chief engineer for WOMI, said Peters worked regularly one day a week. Edith Bennett, who has an early Sunday morning show on WOMI, said she had worked with Peters for 38 years. She said he had been instrumental in getting WBKR operational when the FM station changed from WOMI-FM to WBKR in the mid-'70s. She remembered Peters also as being very civic minded. He was active in the Kiwanis Club and was an an Edith Hill of Indianapolis, Ind. Services are at 1 1 a.m. Tuesday at Duke-Bevil Bros. Funeral Home, Hartford. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Hartford. Visitation after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. HAWESVILLE Earl Ray Brown, 49, of Hawesville, died . Sunday, July 24, 1988, at his home. He was a farmer. Survivors include a brother, Billy Brown of Hawesville, and a sister, Mrs. William H. (Joyce) Covetts of Lewisport. Gibson and Son Funeral Home, Hawesville, is in charge of arrangements. McDANIELS Adell Wheatley, 65, of McDanjels, died Sunday, July 24, 1988, at Hardin , Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown. She was born in Ohio County and was a member of Garfield Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jess Wheatley; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Jean) Coates of Leitchfield; a grandson; five stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; three brothers, Claudis White of Whitesville, Clyde White Jr. of Alabama and Jack White of New York; a sister, Betty McCarney of Alaska; and a half sister, Patty Redfern of Indiana. Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home, Hardinsburg. Burial in Ivy Hill Cemetery. Visitation after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. ROCKPORT, Ky. Ronnie Asbury, 34, of Rockport, Ky., died Saturday, July 23, 1988, in Rockport. He was born in Harlan County, was a coal miner, and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. (Story, Page 1C.) Survivors include his parents, Clyde Asbury Jr. and Marie Asbury of Rockport; his grandmothers, Eliza M. Davenport of Rockport and Maude Asbury of Gulston; two brothers, Clyde William Asbury of Rockport and James Wayne Asbury of Central City; and two sisters, Judy Ford and Patricia Hadley Asbury, both of Rockport. Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam. Burial in Echols Cemetery. Visitation after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. FUNERALS Baker, Callle Hutchison, 96, of Medco Center of Owensboro, died there Friday. Graveside services are at 3 p.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Tenn. Visitation at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home, Owensboro. Davis, Denvy, 70, of Rockport, Ind., died Saturday at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Ind. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Burial in the church cemetery where the Rockport American Legion post will conduct military graveside services. Visitation at Boultinghouse Funeral Home, Rockport, where a parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 . p.m. today. The family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Foster, Ernest M., 80, of 9600 Kentucky 762, Philpot, died Saturday at his home. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glenn Funeral Home. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home. Graf, J.A. "Augie," 81, of the Carmel Home, Owensboro, died there Thursday. Services are at 11 a.m. today at the Carmel Home. Burial in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery. Visitation from 9-11 a.m. today at the nouncer for 25 years for the Kiwanis' radio auction. Peters had been a counselor for Junior Achievement for several years and helped student groups form their own radio stations for JA. He also helped with the Goodfellows Christmas party for needy children for a number of years, Bennett said. "Pete was one of the finest men I've known," Daniel said. "He was very detailed in his work and was a fine Christian. He'll be missed not only by the radio station, but by the entire city." Peters was a graduate of Washington Institute of Technology in Washington, D.C. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Owensboro and had taught the men's Bible class. Carmel Home. Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Hughes, The Rev. Raymond Joseph, 71 , of Louisville, died there Thursday at Suburban Hospital. Services are at 10:30 a.m. today at Louisville Cathedral, 443 S. Fifth St. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Louisville. Visitation at McAfee Funeral Home, 4501 Bardstown Road. Mcintosh, Mrs. Lucy, 82, formerly of 2624 Wesleyan Park -Drive, Owensboro, died Friday at . Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. Services are at 1 0 a.m. today at James H. Davis Funeral Home. Burial in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home. Taylor, Joy C, 68, of Route 1 , Horse Branch, died Saturday at Ohio County Hospital, Hartford. Services are at 2 p.m. today at William L Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam. Burial in the Goff Family cemetery in Grayson County. Visitation after 1 1 a.m. today at the funeral home. Williams, Frances Wedding, 78, of Hazel Park, Mich., a native of Owensboro, died at Hazel Park Friday. Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Hazel Park. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, Mich. Hopcroft Funeral Home in Hazel Park is in charge of arrangements. POLICE REPORTS OWENSBORO Paul H. Goetz, 18, of 1916 Venetian Way was charged with driving under the influence and attempting to elude police Saturday; by the Owensboro Police Department. Brian Duane Rather, 23, of 627 Amherst Drive was charged with driving under the influence Saturday ' by Owensboro police. Property worth $100 was stolen from a yard in the 3000 block of East Yellowstone Drive Sunday, police said. DAVIESS COUNTY Herbert Duayne Chaney. 22, of Indiana was charged with driving under the influence and attempting to elude police Sunday by the Daviess County Sheriffs Department. STATE Robert J. Howard, 24, of Whitesville was charged Sunday morning by the Kentucky State Police with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. State police in Henderson said Howard was traveling on Kentucky 54 at 12:02 a.m. when he lost control of his car and it left the road, hitting a parked car in a private drive. State police say Howard continued, but was later located in the parking lot of a Whitesville store. The parked car is owned by David G. Acey of Fordsville. Howard was lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center. A pair of binoculars and an air compressor were stolen from a vehicle parked at the Hurricane Boat Dock Sunday, state police said. Editor's note: The Messenger-Inquirer reports on police and court cases by using public records kept by those agencies. We will correct or clarify records information only when we have incorrectly reported from the record. If information on the record is wrong.jt must be changed by the officials before the Messenger-Inquirer will publish a clarification. Hairdressers convention next month The 41st annual Kentucky Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Convention and Educational Trade Show will be held Aug. 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency, Louisville. The guest artist will be Jeri Hearne Stella of Abilene, Texas. 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