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Area Obituaries

Gloria Dean Jett

Gloria Dean Jett, 89, of Brighton, TN (formerly of Lewisport, KY) passed away due to complications from COVID-19 on September 4, 2021 in Jackson, TN. She was sad to leave her family but looked forward to holding her friend Jesus’s hand and reuniting with loved ones she had long missed. Gloria was born on July…

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James “Jim” West

James “Jim” West, 68, of Hawesville passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehab in Owensboro, KY. Jim, as most people knew him, was born October 19, 1952, in Cloverport to the late Kimball Butler and Cleona Burnette Niles. He worked as a body and paint man most of his life…

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Paul E. Ray

Paul E. Ray, 97, of Hawesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, KY.  He was born in Dukes, KY on September 21, 1923 to the late Virgil and Josie Sanders Ray. Paul was a member and Elder of Dukes…

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Paul Eugene Orr

Paul Eugene Orr, 75, of Roseville, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021.  He was born in Hancock County on October 2, 1945, to the late Paul and Josie Orr.  He retired from Century Aluminum after 39 years and was a member of Boling Chapel United Methodist Church. He loved reading, traveling and watching westerns.  …

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Mary Martha (Reed) Covetts

Mary Martha (Reed) Covetts, 81, of Cannelton, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.  She was born in Perry County on May 19, 1940 to the late Oscar and Evelyna Carter Reed. Mary retired as an RN from Golden Living Center.  She enjoyed woodworking, gardening and caring for others. …

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Ruby Mae Boling Hedges

Ruby Mae Boling Hedges, 71 of Owensboro, formerly of Cloverport, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021, at Oakwood Health Campus at Tell City. She was born July 20, 1950, in Cloverport to Clayton Boling and the late Virginia Elizabeth Hurst Boling. She was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church. During her lifetime she worked as…

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Annia L. “Barb” Barber Glover

Annia L. “Barb” Barber Glover, 99, of Hawesville, passed away on August 26, 2021 at the Heartford House.  She was born in Webb, AL on May 31, 1922, to the late Dallas Clyde and Annie Lee Kimble Barber. Barb was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Hawesville Baptist Church. …

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Ronald D. Axton

Ronald D. Axton, 62, of Hawesville, passed away on August 23, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born in Evansville, IN on May 1, 1959 to the late Daniel and Vivian Lamar Axton. Ronnie was a fiberglass finisher and loved to ride motorcycles.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  Ronnie…

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Charles Lloyd Cabe

Charles Lloyd Cabe, age 42 of Cannelton, IN and formerly of Hawesville, KY passed away 
July 29, 2021 at University Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Owensboro, KY on 
December 9, 1978. Charles enjoyed reading, visiting the library and computer games. 
He was preceded in death by his father Nelson Cabe, mother Phyllis Henderson…

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Stephen Penn Baker

Stephen Penn Baker, 69, of Philpot, KY lived his last, uncharacteristically-peaceful, “Baker-kinda day” surrounded by his family and Tanya Tucker’s “Delta Dawn” on July 27, 2021. Anyone who ever heard a Steve Baker story would agree the mold was broken when he was brought into this world by Mary (Wilcher) and Russell Baker on Aug.…

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