GREENVILLE — George Jessup, 88, of Greenville, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky. after a short illness.
Born Sept. 13, 1914 in Muhlenberg County, he was the last of 18 children of Joseph William Jessup and Havila King Jessup. He retired in 1987 as owner of Jessup Log and Lumber after 30 years. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned West Way Stables in Greenville and was a member of the Muhlenberg County Fair Board and Kentucky Saddle Bred Horse Show Association. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Depoy.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Winona Irene Farmer Jessup of Greenville; four daughters, Georgann Lookofsky of Mayfield, Betty Lou Jowder and Doris Jewell Jarvis, both of Greenville and Hilda Jean Culbertson of Powderly; one son, Hubert Ray Jessup of Greenville; one stepdaughter, Jeanette Lowther of White Plains, Ky.; eight grandchildren; four step - grandchildren; eleven great - grandchildren; and four step - great - grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 30, at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Eades officiating. Burial followed in Vernal Grove Cemetery in Greenville.
Edith Mae Saddler
DUNMOR — Edith Mae Saddler, 83, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in the Owensboro Mercy Health System following a short illness.
Born Nov. 1, 1919 in Logan County, she was the daughter of Other Ray Harper and Virgie Mae Moore Harper. She was a member of Leigh’s Chapel General Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Melvin C. Saddler on Sept. 8, 2001.
She is survived by one son, Charles Edward Saddler of Dunmor; two daughters, Mary Margaret Stinson of Dunmor and Wilma Sue Stinson of Huntsville; eight grandchildren; 24 great - grandchildren; and three great - great - grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 30, at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Jerry Troutman officiating. Burial followed in Jackson Cemetery in Greenville.
Ruby Nell Dukes Dockins
EVANSVILLE, IND. — Ruby Nell Dukes Dockins, 84, of Evansville, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for 55 years at VFW Post #1114 and a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Horace Dockins in 1976.
She is survived by two sons, Waymon Dockins of Newburgh, Ind., and Darrell Dockins of Evansville; one sister, Pauline Saehr of Evansville; six grandchildren, Kristina Burnett, Lora Ward, Paul, Patrick, John and Michael Dockins; seven great - grandchildren, Amy and Matthew Ward, Jessica, Megan and Lillie Burnett, Sydney and Jordan Dockins.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel. Burial followed in Park Lawn Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society.
Howard S. “Papaw” Wilkerson
ISLAND — Howard S. “Papaw” Wilkerson, 88, of Island, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at a daughter’s home in Island.
Born March 30, 1915 in Hopkins County to the late Ollie Wilkerson and Flora Ann Wilkerson Case, he was a retired coal miner and a member of the Island Church of God of Prophecy. He was known to his friends and family as “Papaw”. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Etta Mae Wilkerson Long Hodgins, May 27, 1992; four brothers, Elmer Ray Case, Bill Case, Calvin Case and Floyd Wilkerson; and one sister, Ora Mae Ashton.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nellie; three sons, Tommy (Ardoth) Wilkerson, Ray (Kay) Wilkerson and Ronnie (Mary) Wilkerson, all of Island; four daughters, Anna (Charles) Strole, Shelia (Rick) Free, both of Island, Darnell (Louis) Townsley of Lowell, Ind., Debbie (Billy Joe) Jenkins of Morgantown; 21 grandchildren; 34 great - grandchildren; and five sisters, Virginia Hibbs of Greenville, Margie Wilson of Sacramento, Lillie Neal of Louisville, Retha Neal of Livermore and Sue Broadley of Calhoun.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 30, at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel, with the Rev. Jackie Smith officiating. Burial followed at Island Community Cemetery in McLean County. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Island Community Cemetery Fund, c/o J.D. Hardison, P.O. Box 162, Island, KY 42350. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home. Online memorial condolences to the family are available at www.musterfuneralhomes.com.
Brittany Nicole Travis
Brittany Nicole Travis, infant, died May 28, 2003 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Born May 28, 2003, she was the daughter of Billy and April Travis of Central City.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Dakota Travis; one sister, Tiffany Travis; and grandmothers, Ursley Groves of Dunmor and Sue Travis of Beechmont.
Graveside services and burial were held Saturday, May 31, at Miller Cemetery in Cleaton with the Rev. Jimmy Phelps officiating. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mark Anthony Duran
GREENVILLE — Mark Anthony Duran, 31, of Greenville, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, in Greenville.
Born March 24, 1972 in Muhlenberg County, he was a 1990 graduate of Muhlenberg Central High School. He was a construction worker and of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by one daughter, Kendra Leigh Duran of Greenville; parents, Leo and Sharon Duran of Greenville; one brother, Kevin Duran of Evansville; one sister - in - law, Tammy Duran of Evansville; one niece, Taylor Duran of Evansville; one nephew, Tanner Duran of Evansville; grandmother, Martha Duran of Gallup, New Mexico; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with the Revs. Larry Shadowen and Tony Evitts officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Cemetery in Winslow, Ind.
Lola Middleton Rolley
EVANSVILLE — Lola Middleton Rolley, 83, of Evansville, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.
Born Jan. 18, 1920, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Rolley in 1972; grandson, Lawrence Dudley Rolley; great - granddaughter, Alexis Gerteisen; and great - grandson, John Pace.
She is survived by two sons, Harry Rolley and Ronnie Rolley, both of Evansville; five daughters, Joyce Gerteisen, Dora Jane Pace, Diana (Kenneth) Baughn, Linda Guyot, all of Evansville, and Toy Lynn (C.J.) Widmer of Elberfield, Ind.; one brother, Jimmy Middleton of Evansville; five sisters, Gladys Lester of Powderly, Jenny Ludolph of Baltimore, Md., Louise Luckett, Peggy Cariens and Wanda Orth, all of Evansville; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great - grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Alexander Funeral Homes in Evansville with the Rev. L. Todd Bussey officiating. Burial and graveside services followed at Lee Cemtery in Greenville. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Shriner’s Childrens Hospital or Riley’s Childrens Hospital.
Charles Raymond Ebling Jr.
GREENVILLE — Charles Raymond Ebling Jr., 68, of Greenville, died suddenly Sunday, June 1, at his residence.
Born April 27, 1935 in Kirkmansville, Ky., he was the son of Charlie Raymond Ebling and Birdie Mae Ebling. He graduated from Murray State University with a masters in business education. He began his teaching career at Graham High School and went on to become finance officer for the Muhlenberg County Board of Education for the next 34 years until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of Second Baptist Church and a tireless volunteer for the American Cancer Society, the Retired Teachers Association and the Greenville Park Apartments. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Agnes Henderson; his wife of 27 years, Joyce Ford Ebling; and his wife of nine years, Betty Lyons Ebling.
He is survived by one son, Stuart (Alexandra) Ebling of Alvaton, Ky.; one daughter, Susan (Bruno) Corbo of Cambridge, Mass.; one stepson, Tim (Paula) Lyons of Beechmont; two grandsons, Ford Ebling and Cade Ebling, both of Alvaton, Ky.; two step - grandchildren, Lawson Lyons and Mattie Beth Lyons, both of Beechmont; three sisters, Louise Caskey and Gertie Oates, both of Graham, and Jean Verbeke of Clinton Township, Mich.; and several nieces, nephews, great - nieces and great - nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 ? 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, and after 9 a.m. Wednesday, at Second Baptist Church in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, also at Second Baptist Church with Dr. Ray England officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Gary’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel C. Turley
SACRAMENTO - Daniel C. Turley, 92, died Monday, May 23, 2005 at Leisure Years Nursing Home in Owensboro.
Born in McLean County Jan. 28, 1913, he was a farmer and a member of Sacramento Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel L. Turley of Philpot and Larry W. Turley of Henderson; a brother, William A. Turley of Gilbertsville; nine grandchildren and 17 great - grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. May 26 at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento with the Rev. Leslie Moody officiating and assisted by the Rev. Mike Rust. Burial followed in Sacramento C.P. Cemetery.
Frances Louise Adler Vincent
LEWISBURG - Frances Louise Adler Vincent, 84, died Monday, May 23, 2005 at her residence after a lengthy illness.
Born in Logan County March 9, 1921, the daughter of the late Ernest Adler and Gladys Roberta Gillock Vincent, she was a housewife and homemaker who loved to quilt. She retired in 1978 from Ensign Bickford after 11 years as an operator and was a member of Corley Chapel General Baptist Church in Graham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Vincent in 1983, two brothers, Elwood Adler and Paul Adler and a sister, Peggy Adler.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff (Debbie) Vincent of Lewisburg and Jack (Sue) Adler of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Barbara (Tony) Stokes of Owensboro; a brother, Randall (Jolene) Adler of Lewisburg and seven grandchildren, Tony, Deana, Krystal, Nicole, Jamie, Terry and Sierra.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. May 26 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Noffsinger officiating. Burial followed in Corley Chapel Cemetery in Graham.
Brian Micheal Blake
ALLEGRE - Brian Micheal Blake, 25, died Monday, May 23, 2005 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.
Born in Christian County Dec. 29, 1979, he was the son of Alfred and Rita Dunn Blake. He was employed by Hopkinsville Woodworks and coached North Todd Jr. Pro Basketball and ABA All Star Basketball and attended Pleasant View Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Walton Blake, his grandparents, Eugene Dunn and Ava Dunn and his brother, Doug Blake.
Survivors include his parents; grandmother, Nina M. Blake of Allegre; a sister Donna Tatum of Allegre and several nephews.
Christopher Dallas Richie
GREENVILLE - Christopher Dallas Richie, 28, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005 in an automobile accident.
Born in Madisonville May 10, 1977, he was the son of Delbert Lee Richie and Doris Jean Mincy Richie. He loved spending time with his dog on his farm and enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and loving people. He was a student at Madisonville Community College this past semester, majoring in criminal justice. He was well known for going forward in life after an accident left him paralyzed in 1994. He was a member of Carter Creek Baptist Church and a regular attendant of Second Baptist Church in Greenville. He will be best remembered by his smile and love for everyone.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Brad (Debbie) Richie of Kuttawa, Ky.; a nephew, Conner Richie of Kuttawa, Ky.; several aunts and uncles and many cousins.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. May 28 at Second Baptist Church in Greenville with the Rev. Bob Thurman, Dr. Ray England and the Rev. Kevin Burden officiating. Burial followed in East Union Cemetery in Graham. Gary’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Walter Lewis Wilcox
Walter Lewis Wilcox, 48, died Thursday, May 26, 2005 at Owensboro Medical Health System.
Born in Muhlenberg County Oct. 6, 1956, he was the son of Wilma Bates Wilcox and the late Harold Wilcox. He graduated from Central City High School in 1975 and was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was employed by the Kentucky State Police until his recent illness. He was preceded in death by his father in 2004 and a brother, Ronnie E. Wilcox in 1989.
Survivors include his mother; two sisters, Linda Wilcox Hunt of Kevil, and Doris (JW) Robertson of Greenville; a niece, Jenifer Hunt; a nephew, Josh Hunt and a great - niece, Kaysen Hunt.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 29 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Lowery officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Kidney Foundation.