Area Obituaries

David Earl Henderson II

David Earl Henderson II, 32, of Hawesville, passed away on April 13, 2021 in Danville, KY.  He was born on October 16, 1988 to David Henderson and Kristina Buchanan Snell. David was preceded in death by a sister, Amanda Regina Marie Henderson, paternal grandparents, John and Mary F. Henderson, maternal grandparents, Steve and Helga Buchanan.…

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Steve J. Smith

Steve J. Smith, 74, of Hawesville, passed away after a brief illness at Heartland Villa in Lewisport, KY.  He was born in Richland, VA on September 2, 1946 to the late Perry and Dorothy Hess Smith. Steve was a member of New Life Baptist Church and was retired from Commonwealth Aluminum.  He was a proud…

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Peter James Pontolillo

Peter James Pontolillo, 72, of Hawesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at his home.  He was born on June 11, 1948 in Meriden, CT, to the late James and Gertrude Lemke Pontolillo. Pete was a member of Bethel Fellowship Ministry International, where he assisted with their radio station and enjoyed his computer.  He…

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Barbara Joan Ayres

  Barbara Joan Ayres, age 87, of Palm Coast, Florida passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Barbara was born December 2, 1933 in Hancock County, Kentucky. Barbara was the Valedictorian of her 1950 Class at Lewisport High School.  In later years, she was the Assistant Registrar at Homestead Senior High School in Miami Dade…

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Duane S. Leaf

  Duane S. Leaf, 85, passed away on April 8, 2021. He was born in Tobinsport, Indiana on July 12 1935, son of Arnold “Hap” and Maude (Sutton) Leaf. Duane was a graduate of Cannelton High School and served in the United States Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Tell City and…

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Donald Wayne Dawson

Donald Wayne Dawson, 63 of Hawesville, Kentucky passed away April 6, 2021 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Indiana. He was born January 21, 1958 to Doris and Leona Dawson in Tell City, Indiana. Donald worked as a forklift driver. He loved to play pool and was a gun collecter. He was an outdoors…

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Frances Beavin Vaughn

Frances Beavin Vaughn, 80, of Lewisport, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  She was born on September 17, 1940 in Hardinsburg, KY to the late Earl and Mary Miller Beavin. Frances was a member of Mt. Eden Baptist Church and a homemaker.  She…

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Kathleen Muncy Carlton

  Kathleen Muncy Carlton, of Owensboro, passed away April 7, 2021 at her home just shy of her 87th birthday.  She was born April 10, 1934 in Daviess County, KY to the late William “Mack” and Edna Baker Muncy.  Kathleen retired from General Electric and K-Mart.  She was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church…

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Nancy Smith Griffin

  Nancy Smith Griffin 84, of Hawesville, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at her home in Hawesville. Nancy Ann Smith was born October 19, 1936 in Calhoun, Kentucky to the late Claude “Butch” and Dorothy Lee Tichenor Smith. She worked at Dr. Smith’s office in Hawesville, later…

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John Henry Sosh

John Henry Sosh, age 76 of Hardinsburg, KY died Friday, April 2, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Solway, KY on January 19, 1945, the son of the late Ronald and Eula Lucas Sosh. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He graduated from Irvington High School Class of 1963. …

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