Dorothy L. Taylor
MADISONVILLE Dorothy L. Taylor, 75, died Thursday, March 11, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Born in Dupont, Pa., Oct. 13, 1928, to the late Michael and Michaline Romanowski Lis, she was a retired RN from the Madisonville Vocational School and a 1948 graduate of the Wilkes Barre Hospital Nursing School. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth O. “Tex” Taylor in 2003; and by four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Kenwyn Riddle of Madisonville and Tama Taylor of Louisville; a son, Kenneth O. “Bo” Taylor of Madisonville; a sister, Mary Mikiewiez of Dupont, Pa.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., March 13 at Christ the King Catholic Church with Father Gerald Calhoun officiating. Burial followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made in the form of donations to the Christ the King Renovation Fund.
James Nelson Parker
GREENVILLE James Nelson Parker, 79, died Friday, March 12, 2004 at his residence.
Born in Carlisle County, Ky., Oct. 15, 1924, the son of the late George Dallas Parker and Mary Edith Snow Parker, he was an Army Master Sergeant serving in battles at Rhineland and Central Europe during World War II. He retired from Tennessee Valley Authority in 1983 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Greenville United Methodist Church, the Washington Masonic Lodge No. 36 in Tuscumbia, Ala. and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jane Parker; two daughters, Jayne Ann (Richard) Humphrey of Rochester, Ky. and Linda Jo (Bobby) Cole of Windermere, Fla.; a brother, George Parker of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Polly Nunley of Arlington, Ky. and Joan Howard of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Brian Humphrey of Carson City, Nev., Jennifer Humphrey West of Morgantown, Ky., Carson Clark and Paige Clark, both of Windermere, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Shawna West, Hanna West and Alexis Humphrey.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., March 16 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Perdue officiating. Graveside burial services were held at 3 p.m. from Milburn Cemetery in Milburn, Ky.
Ida Mae Graham
WHEATFIELD, IND. Ida Mae Graham, 85, died Friday, March 12, 2004 at her residence.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Dec. 14, 1918, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Howard Graham; a son, Howard Ray Graham; and three sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Decker and Linda Graham; two sons, Jerry Graham and Larry Graham; a brother, Auda Orange; and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., March 15 at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery in Drakesboro.
Betty Ann Markwell
BREMEN Betty Ann Markwell, 58, died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Nov. 5, 1945, to the late Garlan and Allie Flener, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Billy, Wayne and Ricky Flener.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Markwell; four sons, Kenny, Tracey, Tommy and Jason Markwell, all of Bremen; four brothers; Robert, Joe, Walley and Lee Flener, all of Bremen; two sisters, Dorothy “Dot” Williams of Belton and Carolyn Faye Neal of Texas; and six grandchildren, Travis, Cori, Kienda, J.T., Carson and Caleb.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., March 16 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian McElwain officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery in Moorman.
Nolan Wayne Level
BREMEN Nolan Wayne Level, 65, died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Nov. 2, 1938, he was a logger and a member of First Century Gospel in Pennsylvania.
Survivors include four brothers, Sherman Level of Bremen, Gene Level of Greenville, Larry Level of Bedford, Ind., and Tommy Level of Louisville; a sister, Connie Guinn of Bremen; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., March 16 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. J.W. Haire officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Bremen.
C.C. “Buddy” Miller, Jr.
ELKTON C.C. “Buddy” Miller, Jr., 84, died Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Hearthstone Place after a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 22, 1919, to the late C.C. Miller, Sr. and Mag Henry Glascock Miller, he was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a school bus driver for the Todd County school system for 22 years. He was a member of the Todd County Fish and Game Club for 20 years, the Elkton Civitan Club and the Elkton Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Verbena “Beanie” Groves Miller; two daughters, Diann Miller Gardner of New Orleans, La. and Linda Wood Cramer of Elkton; a sister, Margaret Wright of Russellville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., March 15 at Latham Funeral Home with the Rev. John Richard Christian officiating. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3703 Taylorsville Rd., Ste. 102, Louisville, KY 40220-1330.
William Marion Wood
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. William Marion Wood, 89, formerly of Penrod, died Sunday, March 7, 2004 at San Diego Hospice and Inpatient Care.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Feb. 16, 1915, to the late Daniel Wood and Annie Lee Posey Wood, he was retired from North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego where he was a Federal Civil Service worker as a supervisor aircraft mechanic. He served four years in the Marines and was a graduate of Dunmor High School in 1934. He was a member of Old Glory Masonic Lodge #799 F&A Masons in San Diego, Scottish Rite Valley of San Diego, La Paloma Star #96 Order of the Eastern Star and the National Association of Federal Retired Employees #4. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lee and Harold Wood, and a sister, Edith McElwain.
Survivors include his wife of almost 52 years, Marciel; two sons, Daniel and Michael Wood of San Diego; a brother, Willson E. Wood of Bowling Green; grandchildren, Bill and Jennifer Wood of San Diego; four nephews, Donald and Bennett McElwain of Penrod, Russell McElwain of Indianapolis, Ind., and Norman Wood of Louisville; a niece, Doris Forgy of Waterloo, Ill.; and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Wood of San Diego.
Funeral services were held March 11 at Normal Heights United Methodist Church in San Diego. Burial followed in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif. Cypress View Chapel in San Diego was in charge of arrangements.
Norma Jean Turner
MEMPHIS, TENN. Norma Jean Turner, 73, formerly of Central City, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at Wesley Highland Manor.
She was a homemaker and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, William Glynn Turner; two daughters, Pamela Young of Brighton, Tenn. and Teresa Craemer of Fairborn, Ohio; a son, William Glynn Turner, Jr. of Memphis; three sisters, Juanita Gary of Morgantown, Yvonne Doss of Greenville and Shirley White of Louisville; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at noon, March 13 at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial followed in Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
John Edward “Eddie” Barnett
SELBYVILLE, DEL. John Edward “Eddie” Barnett, 43, died Thursday, March 3, 2005 at his residence.
Born in Muhlenberg County April 28, 1961, the son of Roy Thomas Barnett Jr. and Ann Faith, he was a self-employed contractor working in the Ocean City, Md. and Selbyville, Del. area. He was active in the community; coaching Little League baseball in Sussex County for seven years and spearheading a fundraiser with the “Sand Belt” races to purchase new playground equipment for Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, where a plaque was placed in his honor. He enjoyed being with his wife and family and was an avid Nascar fan. Eddie was a former member of Powderly Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Ruth Odgen of Central City.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Heather Barnett; two sons, Tommy Barnett of Selbyville and Kent Barnett of Central City; a daughter, April Barnett of Greenville; a step-son, Joseph Fowler of Selbyville; his mother and step-father, Ann and Billie Faith of Greenville; his father, Roy Thomas Barnett, Jr. of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Maya K. (Keith) McDonald of Watkinsville, Ga.; a half-brother, Chris (Mandi) Faith of Huntsville, Ala.; grandparents Charles and Margaret Edwards of Powderly; one niece; three nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. March 7 at Roxana Cemetery in Roxana, Del. with the Rev. Andy Ehlars officiating. Hastings Funeral Home of Selbyville was in charge of arrangements.
Eva Mae Vincent
BREMEN Eva Mae Vincent, 92, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Born in Muhlenberg County June 7, 1912, she was a former cook at Bremen School and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bremen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kent Vincent in 1990.
Survivors include a son, Harold Vincent of Madisonville; a grandson, Dennis Vincent of Dallas and a granddaughter, Debbie Harris of Manitou, Ky.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. March 12 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Leroy Rearden and the Rev. Eric McDunnell officiating. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery in Bremen. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Phillip Wayne Johnson
SACRAMENTO Phillip Wayne Johnson, 39, died Sunday, March 6, 2005 at his residence.
Born in California March 12, 1965, he was a truck driver and a member of Island Methodist Church in Island.
Survivors include his wife, Maranda Hounton Johnson of Owensboro; a son, Travis Johnson of Utica; two daughters, Angela Johnson of Utica and Morgan Johnson of Owensboro; his mother, Shirley Johnson of California; two brothers, Cody Johnson of Owensboro and Rick Elms of California and two sisters, Sandy Johnson of California and Courtney Johnson of Owensboro.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. March 10 at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento with the Rev. Timo Karvonen officiating. Burial followed in Island Methodist Cemetery in Island.
Charles Ray “Chucky” Dwyer
DRAKESBORO Charles Ray “Chucky” Dwyer, 53, died Thursday, March 10, 2005 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
He was born in Alexandra, Ind. March 26, 1951.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Buchanan Dwyer; a son, Charles Michael Dwyer of Drakesboro; two daughters, Stacie Wagoner and Breanna Smith, both of Drakesboro; his father, Billy Dwyer of Drakesboro; a sister, Virginia Bratcher of Drakesboro and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. March 12 at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Skipworth officiating. Burial followed in Peanut Cemetery in Drakesboro.
MADISONVILLE Marietta Noffsinger, 89, died Friday, March 11, 2005 at Brighton Cornerstone Health Care Center in Madisonville.
Born in Muhlenberg County May 29, 1915, the daughter of the late Warner Crenshaw Koon and Dovie Stewart Koon, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Clemon Noffsinger Sr. in 2002 and three sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include four daughters, Yvonne Galyen of Greenville, Ann Tichenor, Reba Hicklin and Mary Lou Noffsinger, all of Madisonville; two sons, T.C. Noffsinger and Larry Noffsinger, both of Madisonville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. March 14 at the Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Tim Adcock and Minister Tim Mason officiating. Burial followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery.
Ethel E. Hancock
BREMEN Ethel E. Hancock, 101, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Brighton Cornerstone Health Care in Madisonville.
Born in Hopkins County Aug. 13, 1903, she was a retired head cook at Bremen School and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bremen.
Survivors include her son, Robert Hancock of Lawrenville, Ga.; a daughter, Ola Mae Clark of Madisonville; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. March 15 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Brodie Ambrose and the Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial followed in Odd Fellow Cemetery in Madisonville. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Robert F. “Tiny” Widner, Jr.
Robert F. “Tiny” Widner Jr., 74, died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Bell County April 20, 1930,the son of the late Robert Sr. and Leady Widner, he was a coal miner retired from Peabody Coal Company and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Judy and Sudie Marie; five brothers, Liege, Dewey, Alford, Frank and Charles Widner and two sisters, Ruby Fox and Mary Ruth Widner.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Christine King Widner; three sons, Dewey Widner of Hyden, Ky. and Jerry Widner and Rodney Widner, both of Beaver Dam; four daughters, Margaret Smith and Mary Middleton, both of Hyden, Ky., Suzanne Johnson of Beaver Dam and Rhonda Lewis of Irvin, Ky.; three step-sons, Carroll Williams of Greenville, Stevie Williams and David Williams, both of Beaver Dam; a step-daughter, Joan Cook of Beaver Dam; a brother, Ray Widner of Coats, Ky.; two sisters, Cleo Shelton of Agee, Ky. and Frances Saylor of Ohio; 40 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. March 16 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. March 15 at Tucker Funeral Home.