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ONLINE EDITION                    OBITUARIES-February 10, 2000                          2000
Ellen Coe Blankenship
Arlie C. Deckard
Ella Mae Hays
Gracie Oleta Effi Hunley
Abert Kendall
Janet Linde
Michael Lynn Proffitt
E. Margie Winger

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Ella Mae Hays, 84, Glasgow, died Jan. 31, 2000, at the NHC Health Care Facility in Glasgow. She was a member of the Peters Creek Church of Christ. Born in Monroe County, she was a daughter of the late John and Ollie (Ballard) Emberton, and the wife of the late Ned Hays. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Carroll Wyatt, Glasgow; two sons and daughters-in-law, William David and Reva Hays, Glasgow, and Terry Wayne and Eleonora Hays, Bowling Green; seven grandchildren — Carroll Wyatt, Jr. and his wife Lisa, Austin; Randy Hays, Danville; Cindy Isaacs and her husband Andrew, Covington; Adam Hays, California; Judy Johnson and her husband, Daniel, Beverly, and Bryan Hays,
all of Bowling Green; five great-grandchildren — Kiley and Jessica
Wyatt, Austin; Sydney Isaacs, Covington; and Iako and Akio Hays of California; and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home in Glasgow, with burial at the White Cemetery in Monroe County.
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E. Margie Winger, 56, of 203 S. Dunlap Dr., Savoy, Ill., died Jan.
31, 2000, at her home. Born in Monroe County on Nov. 22, 1943, she was a graduate of Wea High School, an office manager and administrative assistant for Norris Schlueter and a former Brownie Troop leader and softball coach. Survivors include two daughters, Terri (Mrs. Allen) Cline, Roachdale, Ind., and Tami (Mrs. Enzo) Galbo, Mt. Zion, Ill.; three sisters, Aileen Ryan and Earline Kerr, both of Kokomo, Ind., and Martha Ann Peters, Elkhart, Ind.; a brother, Roy Dyer, Jr., Linden, Ind.; and five grandchildren —
Kristin, Tyler and Kyle Cline and Filippo and Enzo Galbo. A brother, George Dyer, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Feb. 3, at the Hippensteel Funeral Home in Lafayette, Ind., with Dr. Gayle Crowe officiating. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Lung Association.
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Michael Lynn Proffitt, 49, Ray Geralds Rd., Tompkinsville, died Feb.
2, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. He was a carpenter and painter, a member of the Mt. Vernon (Tenn.) Church of Christ and a U.S. Army veteran. Born in Barren County on June 19, 1950, he was a son of the late Lynn and Evelyn Dean (Smith) Proffitt.
Survivors include two sons, Andy Proffitt, Westmoreland, Tenn., and Jock Proffitt, Antioch, Tenn.; a daughter, Amy Proffitt, Westmoreland; three sisters, Diane Hawkins, Sandy Shaw and Susie Proffitt, all of Tompkinsville; and three grandchildren. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 5, at the Gamaliel Cemetery,
with Bro. Glen Crowe officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.
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Abert Kendall, 88, of 128 Vulco Dr., Hendersonville, Tenn., died Feb. 1, 2000, at the Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Madison, Tenn. He was a well driller and a member of the Church of Christ. Born at Moss, Tenn. on Nov. 13, 1911, he was a son of the late Harrison and Florence (McLerran) Kendall. He was preceded in death by three wives, Dovie Lee (Reecer) Kendall, Lucy (Reecer) Kendall and Lola (Yates) Kendall. Survivors include seven sons — Arthur and Jimmy Kendall, both of  Pendleton, Ind.; George Kendall, Anderson, Ind.; Robert Kendall, Hendersonville; Richard Kendall, Old Hickory, Tenn.; Randall Kendall, Antioch, Tenn.; and Rondall Kendall, Madison, Tenn.; three brothers — Ed, Louie and Amond Kendall all of Moss, Tenn.; three daughters — Louise Arnett, Toledo, Ohio; Wanda Netherton, Hendersonville; and Truevena Finley, Nashville; three step-daughters, Patsy Rich and Clonell Moore, both of Celina, Tenn., and Sue Copas, Moss, Tenn.; four sisters — Elsie Ogden, Tipton, Ind.; Annie McLerran and Nancy Anderson, both of Moss, Tenn.; and Lurie Lickens, Indianapolis, Ind.; 30 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 4, at the Upton Funeral Home Chapel in Celina, with Dennis Miller officiating. Burial was at the Moore Cemetery.
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Arlie C. Deckard, 86, Indianapolis, Ind., died Feb. 3, 2000.
She was a member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
She was the widow of Lawrence J. Deckard, who died in 1979.
Survivors include five sons, Cledith, Rondle, Charles Ivan, Bobby,
and Claudie Deckard; two daughters, Nelda Whitmore and Sherry Unland; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7, at the Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel. Burial was at the Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
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Ellen Coe Blankenship, 70, of 6218 Jennings Creek Hwy., Whit-leyville, Tenn., died Feb. 3, 2000, at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. She was a member of the North Springs Church of Christ. Born in Jackson County, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Myrtle (Keith) Wilson, and the wife of Frank Junior Blankenship, who survives. They were married in 1948. Other than her husband, survivors include a sister, Mildred Dycus, Lafayette, Tenn.; a brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Ruth Wilson, Norton, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Mel Wilson Perdue, Lafayette; a nephew, Kit
Wison, Norton, Ohio; a niece, Janet Nock, Knoxville, Tenn.; and special friends, Terilyn Jenkins, Gainesboro, Tenn., and Melanie Murphy, Gladdice, Tenn. Two brothers, Gordon and Louie Wilson, both preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 5, at the Phillip Anderson and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., with E.C. Meadows and Jeff Green officiating. Burial was at the Whitley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Ricky Blankenship; Kit Wilson; Lanny, Prentice, and Joe Hudson; Jimmy Cox; Terry Kendall; Brian Nock; Julius
Huffines; and Mike Lawson.
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Gracie Oleta Effi Hunley, 80, Hiseville, died Feb. 4, 2000, at the
Barren County Health Care Center. She was a retired assistant postmaster at the Hiseville Post Office and a member of the Hiseville Methodist Church. Born in Monroe County, she was a daughter of the late Huston and Ada Mae (White) Bowman, and the wife of the late Joseph Leo Hunley. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Margie Ann and Joe Walters, Jenkins; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Ruth Hunley, Hiseville; three sisters — Bessie Harlan of Michigan; Anna Mae Anderson, Auburn; and Wilma Graves, Tompkinsville; five grandchildren — William Hunley, Gracie Maggard, Bob Walters, Laura Lucas and Susannah Sizemore; and five great-grandchildren — Victoria Hundley, Isaac Lucas, Charles Maggard, Tyson and Nicholas Walters. A brother, William Bowman, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6, at the Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home in Glasgow. Burial was in the Hiseville Cemetery.
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Janet Linde, 50, Indianapolis, Ind., died Jan. 31, 2000. Born in Monroe County on Jan. 6, 1950, she is the daughter of Deva Turner
of Indiana and the late Clarence Turner. Other than her mother, survivors include a son, Vincent “Bucky” Cheek; two daughters, Marcella Todd and Tonya Carter; three brothers, Julian, Vernon
and Jamus Turner; two sisters, Pamela Smith and Felicia Turner — all of Indianapolis; two aunts, Ree Meece and Buena Bryant, both of Tompkinsville; two uncles, Dolphus and Jolen King, both of Shepherdsville; and six grandchildren. Two sisters, Marcella and Joan Turner, both preceded her in death. Funeral services were held in Indianapolis with burial at the New Crown Cemetery in Indianapolis.
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