Area Obituaries

Donald Leeland Shaw

Donald Leland Shaw, 83, of Radcliff, KY, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014. He was born May 17, 1931 in Shoals, Indiana to Leland Leonard and Grace (Hall) Shaw. He married Linda Sue Fahr on May 27, 1956, and she survives. He was a graduate of Shoals High School, Class of 1948. 

Donald served over 30 years on active duty in the US Armed Forces, first for 17 years in the US Air Force as an Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Agent attaining the rank of Master Sergeant and then he branch transferred to the US Army as a Military Intelligence Warrant Officer attaining the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Three. He retired in 1978. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Among his awards, he received the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal. He continued in government service as a civilian employee working for several military intelligence agencies at For Knox, KY finally retiring in 1994.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Roland and Gene, and his sister Doris (Nigg). Along with his wife Linda, Donald is survived by one brother, Bill Shaw of Shoals, IN, two sons, Donald Shaw II and Donna of Pueblo, CO, and Kent Shaw and Robin of Clarksville, TN, and one daughter Lisa Holmes and Ronald of Flat Rock, IL. He has four grandchildren, Benjamin Shaw of Clarksville, TN; Mark Shaw of Oak Grove, KY; Jason Randall of Radcliff, KY, and Shannon Carter of Radcliff, KY; and three great-grandchildren, Kylie Shaw of Clarksville, TN; Chrisopher Anshutz, of Radcliff, KY; and Aubrey Shaw of Oak Grove, KY.

Donald was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, and was very active in the Masonic Lodge as well as local government service. He was the 1995-96 National President of the Sojourners. He was a 33rd degree Mason. His memberships include Camp Knox Lodge #919 F.& A.M. and National Sojourner Chapter #134 both of Radcliff, KY, the Scottish Rite of Evansville, In, Military Order of World Wars, The Retired Officers Association, and he had memberships in numerous other Masonic and Sojourner Chapters. He has been a member of the Radcliff, KY City Council for over 19 years. 
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, in Vine Grove, Ky with a Masonic Service at 3:00 p.m. A seperate visitation will be held on Monday, September 22, 20 14 at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals from 6-8:00 p.m., with a funeral service to follow on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and burial immediately following in Spring Hill Cemetery. 
Condolences may be made to the family at

Gary W. Williams

     Gary W. Williams age 68 of Loogootee, Indiana

     Died at 6:35 a.m. on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in        Vincennes, Indiana.

      He was born on February 4, 1946 in Daviess County Indiana

      To:  Walter G. and Vera (Thorne) Williams

On July 18, 1969 he married Roberta Ann (Toy) Williams and she survives.

He was a 1964 graduate of Washington High School and he attended Vincennes University, Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana and Indiana Central College in Indianapolis.

Gary was a member of St. John Catholic Church and was retired from NSWC Crane and had owned and operated Ramco radiator and machine shop in Loogootee.

He enjoyed genealogy, photography, fishing, gardening and woodworking. He was a Purdue basketball and football fan and was active in coaching little league and soccer.

He is survived by:

His Wife:       Roberta Ann Williams

One Daughter:   Jacqueline and husband Brian Esch of Loogootee, Indiana

Two Sons:               Brain and wife Jennifer Williams of Loogootee, Indiana
                        Brent and wife Carrie Williams of Loogootee, Indiana

Ten Grandchildren:      Abbie Elise Williams
                                Garrett Andrew Williams
                                Cassidy Anne Esch
                                Drew Thomas Williams
                                Madison Elizabeth Esch
                                Luke Michael Williams
                                Noah Robert Esch
                                Evan James Williams
                                Lila Marie Williams
                                Bailey Marie Esch

He was preceeded in death by:
His Parents:            Walter G. and Vera (Thorne) Williams
His In-Laws:    Robert and Virginia Toy

Funeral Services

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept 22, 2014 at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Loogootee.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee, Indiana.

Online condolences may be made at

Paul Deon Overton Junior

    Paul Deon Overton Jr., 67, of Washington, died at 10:20 p.m. Sunday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Born June 21, 1947, in Washington, he was the son of Velma (Harner) and Paul Deon Overton.

Paul was a graduate of Washington High School and graduated from Sacramento State University. He was employed as a security guard with the Department of Education and was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Washington VFW. He loved fishing and the great outdoors.

He is survived by two brothers, Michael (Betty) Overton and Joe (Carolyn) Overton, both of Washington; stepsons Tom (Tonya) DeLeo of Bishop, California, Bob (Alisa) DeLeo of Roseville, California, Nancy (Joe) Repelski of Scotts Valley, California, and Jenet DeLeo of Jackson, California; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Barbara in 2012.

Memorial donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans' Association.

Paul will be cremated. There will be no services.

Arrangements were made through Ed Lee Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at

Brenda Gilley

  Brenda L. Gilley, 69, of Washington, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Born Jan. 5, 1945, in Washington, she was the daughter of Mildred (Smith) and Harry Lemon Jr.

A graduate of Washington High school, she was a member of Central Christian Church and had worked at Stafford-Williams Agency.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Gilley, whom she married Oct. 18, 1963; her mother, Mildred Lemon; two daughters, Angie Fox and Carmen Kane; a son, Jarrod Gilley; six grandchildren; and a sister, Debbie Breeden.

She is preceded in death by her father, Harry Lemon Jr.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gill Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Payton, Danny Gilley and Jewel Gilley officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Condolences may be made to the family online at
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