GREENVILLE — Rodney Finley, 50, of Greenville, died Monday, March 24, 2003, on Ky. Highway 1785, Jason Ridge Road in Todd County, as a result of injuries in a one - car accident.
Born July 24, 1952 in Muhlenberg County, the son of Lilburn Finley and Imogene Deason Finley Paris, he was a member of Greenville United Methodist Church. He was retired from Peabody Sinclair Underground Coal Mine. He graduated from Muhlenberg Central High School in 1970.
He is survived by his wife, Pam Finley of Greenville; one daughter, Meagan Finley of Greenville; his mother, Imogene Paris of Greenville; one brother, Larry Finley of Key Largo, Fla.; and three nieces.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 27, at Greenville United Methodist Church with Ken Hundley officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Greenville United Methodist Church Building Fund. Gary’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
POWDERLY — Mildred Simpson, 87, of Powderly, died Friday, March 28, 2003 at Belle Meade Nursing Center in Greenville.
Born June 21, 1915 in Muhlenberg County, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by two sons, Johnnie Simpson of Central City and Bill Donnie Simpson of Greenville; five daughters, Imogene Cowing Edwards of Central City; Doris Ann Quisenberry of Lewisburg, Mary Alice Semple of Midland, Texas, Betty Kay Flanagan of Stanton, Texas and Linda Gail Sutton of Waynesville, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; 20 great - grandchildren; three sisters, Sarah Ruth Dodd of Brady, Texas, Rachel Champ of Pittsburgh, Kansas and Helen Cooper of Seven Mile, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 30, at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Calkins officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Annabel Brown, 92, of Central City, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Maple Manor Nursing Center in Greenville.
Born Feb. 11, 1911 in Muhlenberg County, she was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bremen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramsey “Tip” Brown on March 24, 1995.
She is survived by one son, Bennie F. Brown of Nicholasville, Ky.; four granddaughters, Marcia Beck, Melayna Tinsley, Judy Brown - Blum and Linda Brown - Fergerson; 13 great - grandchildren; and three great - great - grandchildren..
Funeral services were held Monday, March 31, at Tucker Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Bremen. Tucker Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Jimmy Mock, 60, of Allegre, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at his residence of natural causes.
Born Sept. 16, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Ilene Kirkman Mock and the late Eugene Mock, he was a farmer and a member of the Bellview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lalita Suzette Mock in 1992.
He is survived by his mother, Ilene Kirkman Mock of Elkton; three sons, James Kevin Mock of Loveland, CO., Jonathan Kendall Mock of Franklin Park, Ill. and Jamie (Paula) Howard Mock of Allegre; one brother, Ronnie Hightower of Guthrie, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and one great - grandson.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 31, at Latham Funeral Home with the Revs. Jerry Tracy and Tommy Wilhite officiating. Burial followed in the Glenwood Cemetery. Latham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Lee Cundiff Paxton
Hampton, Va. — Evelyn Lee Cundiff Paxton, 87, of Hampton, Va., formerly of Greenville, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton.
Born April 21, 1915 at Nelson Creek in Muhlenberg County, she was the daughter of the late Grace McClearn and Clarence Cundiff. She graduated from Central City High School in 1931. She was a 65 - year member of First Baptist Church in Greenville and its Ruth Sunday School Class. She also served as a board member of the American Red Cross, Muhlenberg County chapter, and as a tutor for the literacy program of the Greenville Public Library. She was also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. She retired from Countzler’s, Inc., in 1980 after 30 years of employment. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine C. King and Jewel C. Todd; and one brother, John W. Cundiff.
She is survived by two daughters, Billie Rose Paxton Einselen of Hampton with whom she had lived since August 2001, and Charlotte P. (William F.) Berens of Atlanta; four grandchildren; one great - grandson, two sisters, Marjorie C. (A. B.) Craft of Lexington and Carolyn C. Main of Bowling Green; and two brothers, Jerry L. (Muriel) Cundiff of Greenville and Rev. Billy W. (Ann Shirley) Cundiff of Browder.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Greenville with the Rev. Charles W. Midkiff, retired pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be held later in the day in the Cundiff family plot at Forest Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Browder. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 145 South Main St., Greenville, KY 42345; Forest Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2505 State Route 70 East, Browder, KY 42326; or a favorite charity. R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton was in charge of arrangements.
Irene Willis Staples
LOUISVILLE — Irene Willis Staples, 84, of Louisville, formerly of Central City, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at her residence.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Central City where she had served as a Sunday School teacher. She was retired from General Electric in Owensboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Floyd Staples; and one son, Bob Staples.
She is survived by one son, Steve Staples of Madisonville; one daughter, Carolyn Staples of Louisville; two grandchildren; one great - grandchild; and one sister, Freda Crowley of Corning, Calif.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 1, at Tucker Funeral Home from 6 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 2, at 1 p.m., also at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
ROCHESTER — Louise Carroll, 88, of Rochester, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.
Born in Butler County, the daughter of Greenberry Kirby and Delia Othelia Ellemon Kirby, both deceased, she was a housewife and a member of Full Gospel Pentecostal Church in Morgantown. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Louis Carroll; and four sons, James Abraham Carroll, Wendell Lee Carroll, Glendel Dee Carroll and Donald Lee Carroll.
She is survived by one daughter, Maevell (Ronald) Grise of Rochester; one son, James Wilbur (Marvette) Carroll of Glasgow; nine grandchildren; 11 great - grandchildren; and four nieces.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 2, after 2:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Morgantown. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 3, at 11 a.m., with the Revs. Joe Bunch and Randal Gray officiating, also at Smith Funeral Home in Morgantown. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred L. (Redfern) Parks
CHILLICOTHE, MO. — Mildred L. (Redfern) Parks, 84, of Chillicothe, Mo., died Friday, March 14, 2003, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Born Dec. 20, 1918 in Beech Creek, the daughter of Guy and Grace Redfern, she was a supervisor for the General Electric Company for more than 20 years. She spent much of life in Livingston County, Mo. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Owensboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Florence Redfern; two brothers, Richard and Douglas; and one sister, Dorothy.
She is survived by five sons, Bernard D. Parks, John H. Parks and Nolan C. Parks, all of Chillicothe, Michael B. Wiggins of Merriam, Kansas and Tom C. Parks of Brookfield, Mo.; two daughters, Nona Wilkison of Chillicothe, Carolyn J. Howard of Whitesville; two sisters, Eva Petty of Greenwood, Ind. and Ruby Dwyer of Greenville; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great - grandchildren.
James Richard Smith
BELTON James Richard Smith, 75, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Born in Ohio County, May 9, 1928, he was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. He was a U.S. veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Smith; a son, James R. Smith, Jr. of Chicago, Ill.; two stepsons, Mason Spurlock and Matthew Spurlock, both of Bowling Green; three stepdaughters, Scharme Woosley of Morgantown, Sheryl Priddy of Central City and Shanna Spurlock of Bowling Green; a brother, Robert Smith of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Jane Graupner of Cape May, N.J.; a grandchild; and five step grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., March 6 at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeremy Whitney officiating. Burial followed in Smith’s Cemetery in Drakesboro.
Ida Lucille Fleming
POWDERLY Ida Lucille Fleming, 87, died Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Aug. 22, 1916, she was a retired LPN and a member of the Greenville Church of Christ. She was the owner and operator of Muhlenberg County’s first day care center, Lucy’s Tiny Tots Day Care in Powderly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Fleming.
Survivors include a son, James Ford Fleming of Powderly; a daughter, Imogene (Jimmy) Tudor of Central City; four grandchildren, Jowanna (Mark) Bandy and Jennifer Hopper, both of Central City, Sharon (Jeff) Tedder of Madisonville, and Janet (Joey) Piper of Bowling Green; and nine great-grandchildren, Kacey (Scott) Stafford of Richmond, Va., Bryan Buchanan, Ashley Hopper and Haley Hopper, all of Central City, Marcus Fleming of Greenville, Tyler Tedder and Travis Tedder, both of Madisonville, and Trevor Piper and Brandon Piper, both of Bowling Green.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., March 7 at Tucker Funeral Home with Tim Childs officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Powderly.
Gladys Mae McDonald
EVANSVILLE Gladys Mae McDonald, 88, died Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Parkview Care Center.
Gladys was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. McDonald in 1988 and a sister, Ozzie Settle in 1992.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby Joe (Donna) McDonald and Freddy Wayne (Dottie) McDonald, both of Evansville, Ind.; a brother, Edward Vincent of Evansville; three sisters, Eunice Allen and Audrey Watkins, both of Evansville, and Bertha Weedman of Texas; three grandchildren, Lisa (Frank) Elbrink, Scotty Joe McDonald and Daron McDonald, all of Evansville; and one great-grandchild, Emily Elbrink.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., March 7 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Bell officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery in Greenville.
David Morris Clark
LEXINGTON David Morris Clark, 63, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004.
Born in Muhlenberg County to the late William and Lucy Latham Clark, he was a dear father, a beloved friend and a faithful steward. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Clark.
Survivors include a daughter, Frances Kries of Lexington; a son, Stanley Clark of Nicholasville; and five grandchildren, Adria, Ashley, Avery and Jack Clark and James Kries.
Funeral services were held at 12 p.m., Feb. 20 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington with Bro. Logan Wayne Hart officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Meadowthorpe Baptist Church Missions Fund, 330 Larch Lane, Lexington, KY 40511.
Maxie Louise Bard
GREENVILLE Maxie Louise Bard, 63, died Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville.
Survivors include five sons, Jeffrey Bowling of Chicago, Lamont Bard of Louisville, Jonathan Bard of Virginia Beach, Aaron Bard and Ulysses Bard, both of Greenville; three brothers, Herbert Williams of Milwaukee, Allen Drake of Providence and William Harbin of Greenville; three sisters, Jo Ann Munford of Milwaukee, Tamika Johnson of Greenville and Alice Young of Wisconsin; an aunt, Genevie Reed of Owensboro; an uncle, George Williams of Owensboro; and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., March 10 at First Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville. Burial will follow in West End Cemetery in Greenville. Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the church on Wednesday. Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of the arrangements.
Claud Mendel Day
GREENVILLE Claud Mendel Day, 88, died Saturday, March 6, 2004 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Born in Montgomery County, Tenn., Aug. 19, 1915, to the late James Thomas Day and Hester Irene Hopkins Day, he was a member and former deacon of Leigh’s Chapel General Baptist Church. He was an accomplished carpenter and cabinetmaker. He retired from Pittsburgh and Midway Coal Company in 1977 after 33 years as a coal miner. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Douglas Day in 1969 and three grandchildren, Timothy Day, Tiffany Francis and Benjamin Parker Day.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Beatrice Mildred McPherson Day; four sons, James (Hilde) Day of Owensboro, Jesse (Brenda) Day of Chesterton, Ind., Rev. Richard (Shelby) Day and Thomas (Carol) Day, both of Greenville; three daughters, Betty (Freddie) Woodlee of Lewisburg, Claudia (Perry) Smith of Russellville, Bessie (Glendel) Hardison of Belton; a daughter-in-law, Sylvia Day Knight of Beech Creek; a half brother, Herman Day of Henderson; a half sister, Bunia Harper of Lewisburg; a step sister, Audrey Williams of Penrod; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and several step great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., March 8 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Day and the Rev. Roger Wright officiating. Burial followed in Jackson Cemetery in Greenville.
Estil James France
Estil James France, 90, died Sunday, March 7, 2004 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, May 19, 1913, he was a retired farmer and a member of Fairview Presbyterian Church in Bremen.
Survivors include three sons, Charles France and Marvin France, both of Central City, and Vernon “Bubby” France of Sacramento; five daughters, Marie Anderson of Central City, Louetta Gish of Valparaiso, Ind., Patti Rager of Cleaton, Betty Miller and Linda Miller, both of Sacramento; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., March 10 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial will follow in Gish Cemetery in Bremen.