Harold Edward Ferguson
Bremen — Mr. Harold Edward Ferguson, 64, of Bremen died Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at his residence in Bremen.
Mr. Ferguson was born in Pennington Gap, Virginia on November 8, 1937. He was a retired coal miner from Sinclair Underground Mines and he was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry “Christensen” Ferguson; one son, Matthew Ferguson of Bremen; three daughters, Terry Suttles of Paducah, Kathy Ferguson of Bremen and Vickie Arnold of Sacramento; three grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Ferguson of Madison Heights, Michigan and Danny Ferguson of Ohio; and one sister, Norva Fields of Bremen.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 20, 2002 at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento with Reverend Gary W. Whitworth officiating. Burial followed in Briar Creek Cemetery in Bremen.
Eurla Hazel Strader
Greenville — Mrs. Eurla Hazel Strader, 88, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Strader was born in Greenville on August 25, 1913. She was a member of the Luzerne General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Courtland Strader in 1978, one son, Billy Strader in 1974 and a grandson in 1971.
Survivors include three sons, James Strader of Greenville, Charles Edward Strader of Gettysburg, S.D. and Rondal Strader of Madisonville; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were heldFriday, July 19, 2002 at Luzerne General Baptist Church with Reverend Walter Evitts officiating and Reverend Roger Wright and Reverend Joe Pharris assisting. Burial followed in the Brier Creek Cemetery in Bremen.
Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of all arrangements.
William C. Vincent
Merrillville, Ind. — Mr. William C. Vincent, 71, of Merrillville, Indiana died Monday, July 8, 2002.
Mr. Vincent was born in Graham, Kentucky on December 9, 1930. He was retired from Inland Steel Corporation and a Korean Conflict Army Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara H. Vincent; one daughter, Abbie Vitoux of Merrillville, Ind.; one grandson, Allen Vitoux; two brothers, Donald (Sue) Vincent of Graham and Daniel (Betty) Vincent of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services were held Monday, July 15, 2002. Burial followed in Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Ind.
Geisen Funeral Home was in Merrillville, Indiana was in charge of all arrangements.
MORGANTOWN — Terry Laine Slaughter, 37, of Morgantown died 3:55 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2002 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia.
Born in Williamsport, Indiana, he was a lineman for Mastec of Helen, Georgia. He was a member of Leonard Oak Baptist Church and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his brother, Brian Earl Slaughter and his grandparents, Arnett and Mary Slaughter and Olis Mitchell.
Survivors include his parents, Thurman and Carol Sue (Susy) Slaughter of Morgantown; one son, Brandon Woolbright of Grandview, Ind.; two brothers, Sergeant Gary Slaughter of Adairville and Tracy Johnson of Morgantown; one sister, Tonya Martin of Mountain View, Okla.; grandmother, Ona Mitchell of Quality; his step-mother, Barbara Colter of Morgantown; several aunts and uncles; five nieces; four nephews; and his fiancee, Jenny Boyd and her daughters, Logan and Skylar.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 21, 2002 at Jones Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
POWDERLY — Marty Ray Level, 47, of Powderly died 11:05 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2002 at his residence.
Born September 28, 1954, in Muhlenberg County, he was self-employed with Level’s Seamless Gutter and Siding and was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Level and one brother, William Level.
Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Alan Level of Powderly and Taylor Dalton Level of Powderly; two grandchildren, Traystyn and Jaguar; his mother and step-father, Margaret and Denny Free of Penrod; two brothers, Terry Level of Powderly and Steve Level of Powderly; five sisters, Nancy Bethel of Greenville, Donna Staples of Powderly, Vicki Teague of Madisonville, Shelia Gossett of Central City and Tammy Copous of Powderly; four step-brothers, Wayne Free of Bowling Green, Gale Free of Danville, Illinois, Brian Free of Owensboro and Johnny Free of Madisonville; two step-sisters, Lisa Farley of Penrod and Faye Free of Florida.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 22, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Phil Walton officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery in Central City.
GREENVILLE — Juanita Smith, 84, of Greenville died 9:37 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital after several days of illness.
Born July 1, 1918, in Webster County, she was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ebenezer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Smith and her daughter, Ramona Winn.
Survivors include three sons, David Smith of LaGrange, Lewis Smith of Evansville and Rickey Smith of Evansville; two daughters, Sandy Steinhorst of Bowers Ferry, Idaho and Teresa Morris of Ebenezer; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Alfreeda Arden of Evansville.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Second Baptist Church in Greenville with Dr. Ray England officiating. Graveside services will be held at Deer Creek Cemetery in Sheridan, KY at noon Wednesday, July 24, 2002.
Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of all arrangements.
RUSSELLVILLE — Minnie Browning, 62, of Russellville died 12:22 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2002 at her residence.
Born February 8, 1940 in Muhlenberg County, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Gladys Gootee. She was a Certified Nursing Technician at Health Care Center and a member of Olmstead Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by not only her parents but also her husband, Jerry Browning.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Allen and Dorothy Combs both of Russellville; two sons, David Browning of Russellville and Terry Browning of Farwell, MI; one sister, Wanda Tippett of Madisonville; one step-brother, Billy Mike Gootee of Powderly; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Price Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Reverend Roger Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the New Cypress Cemetery in Muhlenberg County.
A memorial service will be held for Martha Stokes Dexter at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2002 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville.
She passed away on December 23, 2000. She is survived by her daughter, Fran Wales and John; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Amy Cooper and Kevin, Megan and Chelsea, Dinah Chavez and Ruben, Amy, Laura, Chris, Daniel and Rachel, Michael Graydon and Gina, Chad and Brett and Angela Reyniers and Dean.
There will also be a memorial service for Elizabeth Ann Dexter Graydon, Fran Wales’ sister, who passed away on June 23, 1998.
Burial services will be private.
Nathaniel Ray Dunn and Johnathan Wayne Dunn
Greenville — Infant twin sons, Nathaniel Ray Dunn and Johnathan Wayne Dunn died Friday, July 12, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Survivors include their parents, Austin Wayne Dunn and Katherine Renee Underwood of Greenville; one sister, Rebecca Lynn Underwood of Central City; one brother, Dalton Wayne Underwood of Greenville; grandparents, Nathanile Austin Dunn of Greenville, Donna Pauline Dunn of Lake Malone and Wendell and Loretha Smith Whitaker of Belton; and great-grandparents, Mary Katheryn Steele of Greenville, Dorothy Bryant of Richmond, James and Doreen Hoops of Beaver Dam and Nellie Whitaker of Belton.
Graveside services were held Monday, July 15, 2002 at Greens Chapel Cemetery in Greenville with Reverend Kevin McGehee officiating. Burial followed at Greens Chapel Cemetery.
Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of all arrangements.
Judith Chumley Potent Owensboro
Mrs. Judith Chumley Potent, 52, died Saturday, July 13, 2002 at the Owensboro Mercy Health Systems.
Mrs. Potent was a member of Macedonia Baptist church, a volunteer for the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, member of Delta Chi Sorority and enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, gardening and music. She had also taught children’s Sunday School at Buena Vista Baptist Church. She was employed at Industry, Inc. where she was the Economic Development Manager. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Audrey Burke Chumley.
Survivors include her spouse of 28 years, James W. Potent; one son, Seth Potent of Lexington; four brothers, Charles Chumley of Central City, Donnie Chumley of Carmel, Ind., Fred Chumley of Omaha, Nebraska and Randall Chumley of Atlanta, Georgia; and two sisters, Sharon Knight of Drakesboro and Anita Porter of Dunmor.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sorgho.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program or the Education Fund for the Children of Carrie and Bobby Bartlett, South Central Bank.
Sue E. Houghland
Central City — Ms. Sue E. Houghland, 55, of Central City died Saturday, July 13, 2002 at Owensboro Mercy Health Systems in Owensboro.
Ms. Houghland was born in Belleville, Illinois on July 16, 1946. She started her teaching career at Lewisburg Elementary in Logan County and retired as librarian at Longest Elementary with the Muhlenberg County School System. She was of the Presbyterian faith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bettie Louise Houghland.
Survivors include her father, John D. Houghland of Central City; one brother, John L. Houghland of Beechmont; one nephew, Dr. Stephen J. Houghland of Louisville; and one niece, Sarah L. Houghland of Lake Wylie, S.C.
Services will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 11 a.m. at Tucker Funeral Home with Reverend Gene Thompson officiating. Entombment will follow the Rose Hill-Elmwood in Owensboro.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the G.L.A.D. Family Resource Center, 1020 N Main Street, Greenville, Kentucky, 42345 or First Presbyterian Church, 158 S Main Street, Greenville, Kentucky 42345.
Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Laura Mae Dunn
Madisonville — Mrs. Laura Mae Dunn, 51, of Madisonville, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at the Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Dunn was born in Madisonville on October 2, 1950 to the late Ira Clayton Kittinger and Jenny Louise Lofton Kittinger. She was a homemaker and a mother. She attended the Church Street Church in Bremen.
Survivors include her husband of nine years, John Dunn of Madisonville; three daughters, Tonya Buskill of Owensboro, Sherry Bourland of Greenville and Louise Duncan of Madisonville; three sons, Richard Thompson of Kuttawa, Benjamin Dunn of Madisonville and David Dunn of Greenville; two sisters, Phyllis Brooks of Madisonville and Shelia Elkins of Earlington; her step-father, Clyde Slaton of Madisonville; one half-sister, Susie Shown of Calhoun; one half-brother, Iria Kittinger of Madisonville; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13, 2002 at the Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville with Brother Danny Green and Brother Robert Pierce officiating. Burial followed in the Worthington Chapel Cemetery in Sacramento.
Memorial gifts may take the form of donations to the Shriners Crippled Childrens Hospital.
Minnie Bell Shuttleworth
Henderson — Mrs. Minnie Bell Shuttleworth, 87, of Henderson died Monday, July 8, 2002 at her home.
Mrs. Shuttleworth was of the Baptist faith. She loved to cook and be around children. She cooked at several restaurants and operated the Snack Bar at the Community and Youth Center for 13 years and was called Mom by the youth that came there. She was preceded in death by her husband, Huston Shuttleworth who died January 15, 1984 and one daughter, Nadine Deitz who died July 18, 1988.
Survivors include two daughters, Nellie Hazelwood and Barbara Fulcher both of Henderson; two sons, Dr. W. Edward Shuttleworth and Larry S. Shuttleworth both of Greenville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 11, 2002 at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson with Reverend Don Berry officiating. Burial followed in Oddfellows Cemetery in Morganfield.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice, P.O. Box 351, Henderson, KY 42419-0351.
Bloomfield — Ms. Irene Foddrill, 85, of Bloomfield, formerly of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at Bloomington Hospital.
Ms. Foddrill was born in Greene County, Indiana on March 7, 1917 to the late Otto Koester and Clara Dixon. She was a homemaker and a member of Bloomfield First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Watson Foddrill in 1980; one son, Ronald Foddrill in 1996; one daughter, Pamela Foddrill in 1995; five brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include five daughters, Loretta Gundrum of Carlsbad, California, Janice Gearries of Indianapolis, Darla Mifflin of Linton, Ind., Anita Bowersock of Belton and Stephanie Boger of Albion, Ind.; two sisters, Dorothy Koester of Indianapolis and Violet Malone of Bloomington, Indiana; one brother, James Koester of Key West, Florida; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13, 2002 at Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home Bloomfield with Reverend Forrest Collings officiating. Burial followed in Carmichael Cemetery.
John R. “Hooker” Sharp
Central City — Mr. John Ray “Hooker” Sharp, 86, of Central City died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mr. Sharp was born in Muhlenberg County on November 27, 1915. He was employed by the State Highway Department and attended Nelson Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda West Sharp of Central City; one sister, Barbara Lewis of Bowling Green; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Madisonville Community College Muhlenberg County Campus.
Ronald Sims Milam
Greenville — Mr. Ronald Sims Milam, 73, of Greenville died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at the Maple Manor Nursing Home in Greenville after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Milam was born in Beech Creek on September 14, 1928. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and was a member of the Greenville North Main Street Church of Christ. He was a retired auto body repairman and he had worked for Henry Cisney, Lesters and he owned Milam Body Shop on Center Street in Central City.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Milam of Greenville; one son, Ronald Scott Milam of Henderson; one daughter, Sara Jean Murphy of Louisiana; one step-son, Jerry Blaine Hancock of Greenville; one step-daughter, Vicki Samek of Beech Creek; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Howard of Lake Malone.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 12, 2002 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with Mr. Paul Moore officiating. Burial followed in Hortons Chapel Cemetery in Twin Tunnels.
Morgantown — Mrs. Bonnie Phelps, 80, of Morgantown died Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at Medical Center in Bowling Green.
Mrs. Phelps was born in Butler County to the late Bume and Ona Phelps Kessinger. She was a CMA for Lakeview Health Care Center in Morgantown and a charter member of Woodbury Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Phelps; two sisters, Stella Kessinger and Rosa Nell Braye; and one brother, Clayton Kessinger.
Survivors include three daughters, Norma Adams of Greensboro, N.C., Jeanette Webb of Greenville and Janice West of Morgantown; one step-daughter, Wilma Phelps of Louisville; one sister, Ruth West of Louisville; three brothers, Clifford Kessinger of Morgantown, Ralph Kessinger of Louisville and Ray Kessinger of Funks Grove, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 11, 2002 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Church Cemetery.
Jones Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Barbara Nell Jennings
Central City — Miss Barbara Nell Jennings, 75, of Central City died Friday, July 12, 2002 at her residence.
Miss Jennings was born on September 25, 1926 to the late Orley Allen Jennings and Janice and Lucille Lockery.
Graveside services were held Monday, July 15, 2002 at Fairmount Cemetery in Central City withReverend W.R. Cook officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery in Central City.
Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Greenville — Mr. Lloyd Fortney, 79, of Greenville died Monday, July 8, 2002 at his residence.
Mr. Fortney was born in Ohio County on April 14, 1923. He was a retired coal miner and former owner of Fortney Oil Well Service in Greenville. He was also a member of Roland Memorial Church in Greenville and a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia in 1999.
Survivors include one son, David Fortney of Evansville; one daughter, Terri Allen of Greenville; five grandchildren, Laura Trusty, Allison Osterman, Donna Ann Allen, Tosha Allen and Adam Fortney; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Hilda Atherton of Owensboro.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 11, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Jeff French officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.