Glendal Wayne Bethel
GREENVILLE – Glendal Wayne Bethel, 59, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville following a brief illness.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Jan. 8, 1947, the son of the late Clyde Lee Bethel and Mae Bell Anderson Bethel, he was a UMWA coal miner for the Peabody Coal Co. and Island Creek Coal Co. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Layne Bethel.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Croft Bethel; two sons, Scotty (Mika) Bethel of Livermore and Bryan (Erica) Bethel of Madisonville; three step-sons, Brandon Martin and Logan Martin, both of Greenville and Justin Martin of Owensboro; four brothers, identical twin, Wendell (Nancy) Bethel, Ernie (Jeanie) Bethel and David (Linda) Bethel, all of Greenville and Tracy (Melissa) Bethel of Lawrenceburg; a sister, Mary (Billy) Jarvis of Greenville and four grandchildren, Gabriel, Rachel, Payton and Jordan.
Funeral services were held at noon March 4 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Barry Noe officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Nebo Cemetery in Greenville.
HANCEVILLE, AL – Ruby Drake, 86, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 at Hanceville Nursing Home.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Dec. 5, 1919, she was a former lunchroom employee of the Florida School System.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbur A. Drake of Cullman, Ala.; a son, Thomas C. Urton of Greenville; two brothers, Jack Larkin of Madison Heights, Mich. and Gordon Larkin of Athens, Ga.; two sisters, Mildred Hicks of Paducah and Ruth Allinez of Ill., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. March 2 at Simcoe Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Baker officiating. Burial followed in the Simcoe Baptist Church Cemetery. Cullman Funeral Home in Cullman, Ala. was in charge of arrangements.
Irma G. Markwell
BREMEN – Irma G. Markwell, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Nov. 19, 1924, she was a former factory worker at G.E. Electric and a member of Fairview Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a brother, Roy J. Gish of Lake Station, Ind.; a sister, Doy Davis of Bremen and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. March 2 at Tucker Funeral Home with Bro. Edward Davis officiating. Burial followed in Gish Cemetery in Bremen.
Bro. Bonell Key
CADIZ – Bro. Bonell Key, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at his residence after a lengthy illness.
Born in Calloway Co., April 5, 1926, he was the co-owner of Trigg Supply Co. and retired Baptist Minister having served as pastor of many churches. He was a Charter Member of the East Cadiz Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Queenie Baker Key; his wife, Mae Evelyn King Key; a daughter, Donna Marie Key; a son, Loyd Edward Key; a brother, James Max Key and a grandson, Michael Key.
Survivors include three sons, David Wayne Key of Mayfield, Jimmie Dan Key of Gracey and Rickie Lynn Key of Cadiz; a brother, Bobby Lynn Key of Central City; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. March 3 at East Cadiz Baptist Church with the Rev. Lester Watson and the Rev. O. D. Boyd officiating. Burial followed in East End Cemetery in Cadiz with military honors. Memorial donations may be made to The Gideon’s Int., P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211. King’s Funeral Home in Cadiz was in charge of arrangements.
Rita Sue Vincent
GREENVILLE – Rita Sue Vincent, 54, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Dec. 19, 1951, she was employed by Muhlenberg Community Hospital as housekeeper and a member of Second Baptist Church in Greenville.
Survivors include a sister, Fredia Priest of Central City.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. March 2 at Second Baptist Church with Dr. Ray England officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Bremen. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gladys McGinley Posey
BEECHMONT – Gladys McGinley Posey, 94, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at Belle Meade Home after a lengthy illness.
Born May 11, 1911, she attended high school at Hughes Kirk and Drakesboro, where she became a star basketball player, winning many awards and honorable mentions. Upon graduation she was recruited by General Electric in Owensboro, for whom she worked and played basketball for two years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, cooking and fishing and was a big fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. Gladys was a born again Christian and a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church for nearly 70 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mattie and Will McGinley; her husband, Willard Posey and four brothers, Neal, Ted, Paul and Billy McGinley.
Survivors include a son, Jerry (Jenine) Posey of Beechmont; two sisters, Rogene Doss and Kathryn Mckee of Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Tara Posey Moore of Dunmor; two step-granddaughters, Shannon Gilliam and Lachelle Herron; a great-grandson, Jordan Dukes of Dunmor; two step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. March 3 at Tucker Funeral Home in Beechmont with Bro. Bryan Browning officiating. Burial followed in Hazel Creek Cemetery in Belton.
Teresa Marlene Embrey
BREMEN – Teresa Marlene Embrey, 45, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at her residence.
Born in Muhlenberg County, July 16, 1961, she was employed by Wendy’s in Central City and attended Green River Chapel General Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, cross-stitching and getting together with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, C. J. and Gertrude Dunning and three brothers, Tom Pete, Edgar and Greg Dunning.
Survivors include her husband, Terrill Embrey; two sons, Patrick and Travis Embrey of Bremen; a step-daughter, Tiffany Embrey of Greenville; two sisters, Retha Cunningham and Caroyln Dunning, both of Central City; five brothers, Billy Ray Dunning and Wendell Dunning of Beaver Dam, Roger Dunning of Ill., Harlan Dunning of Rosewood and Robert Dunning of South Carrollton and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were private. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Harold W. Guynn
LAKELAND, FLA – Harold W. Guynn, 77, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 from natural causes.
Born in Muhlenberg County, April 25, 1928, he moved to Bradenton, Fla. in 1957 and married his wife, Linda Guynn (formerly Garrison) on April 28, 1967. Together they raised their family until 1981, when his job moved them to settle and retire in Lakeland, Fla. Harold retired after 30 years from the State of Florida, D.O.T., Right-A-Way Division. He was a member of the Shepherd’s Community United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Linda Guynn; two sons, Gary (Monica) Guynn of Lakeland, Fla. and David Guynn of Costa Rica; a daughter, Page (Mike) Weinstein of Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, Linda Mercer of Powderly and Laverne Withrow of Paducah, formerly of Central City; four grandchildren, Kialeen Agnew, Hunter, Brock and Eden Guynn, all of Lakeland, Fla.; three nieces and nine nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. March 7 at Shepherd’s Community United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Fla., with the Rev. Tim Carson officiating. After the service a reception was held at son Gary and Monica Guynn’s home located in Lakeland. Memorials may be made to Shepherd Community United Methodist Church memory fund, 2165 Shepherd Rd., Lakeland, FL 33801.
Ima Jewell Bell
LEWISBURG – Ima Jewell Bell, 79, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at her residence.
Born in Todd County, Oct. 10, 1926, she was an assembly line worker at Sunbeam Corp. in Chicago, Ill. and a member of Mt. Vernon Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred J. McPherson and Effie Mae (Cisney) McPherson; husband, Jack Bell and a brother, J.W. McPherson.
Survivors include four sisters, Virginia Edwards and Sue Nell Jones, both of Greenville, Louella Spinks of Bowling Green and Nadine Wiles of Madisonville; two brothers, Narvel McPherson of Lewisburg and Douglas McPherson of Jeffersonville, Ind.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. March 5 at Price Funeral Home in Lewisburg with James Neely and Gene Butler officiating. Burial followed in McPherson Cemetery in Todd Co.
Lucille Gladys Stanley Miller
GREENVILLE – Lucille Gladys Stanley Miller, 87, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Sept. 8, 1918, daughter of the late Harve Stanley and Ninia Wright Stanley, she was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Midland. She retired in 1989 after 23 years as a Nursing Assistant at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Gray; second husband, George Jessup; third husband, Russell McIntosh, fourth husband, Bernard Fulton Miller, three brothers, Virgil Stanley, Estil Stanley and Eugene Stanley; three sisters, Marigold Gray, Angie Baggett and Christine Keith.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty (Al) Jowder and Barbara (Lloyd) Johnson, both of Greenville; a step-son, Hubert Jessup of Greenville; three step-daughters, Dorris Jarvis of Greenville, Hilda Culbertson of Powderly and Georgann Lookofsky of Mayfield; four grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. March 6 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Rob Gwaltney officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Powderly.
Orville Ray Segers
GREENVILLE – Orville Ray Segers, 81, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at his residence following several months’ illness.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Jan. 14, 1925, son of the late Lawrence Segers and Victoria Rager Segers, he was a carpenter, a World War II Navy Veteran serving in the Pacific on the U.S.S. Ozark and an avid U.K. basketball fan all his life.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Helen Virginia Mattingly Segers; a daughter, Bonnie Ray Segers of Greenville; two sons, Ronald Dean Segers of Sunrise, Fla. and Patrick Joseph (Janet) Segers of Louisville; a brother, Lawrence Segers of Chicago Heights, Ill.; one half-brother, Douglas Dickinson of Centereach, N.Y.; two half-sisters, Betty Hughes of Central City and Sissy Pentecost of Greenville and six grandchildren, Kelley Segers, Holly Segers, Natalie Segers, Sarah Segers, Samantha Segers and Samuel Segers.
Graveside services with military honors were held at 11 a.m. March 7 at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville with the Father Ben Luther officiating. Gary’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Majie Lee Elliott
GREENVILLE – Majie Lee Elliott, 87, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Owensboro Mercy Health System after a lengthy illness.
Native of Muhlenberg County, she was a member of Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Clarice Willis of Greenville and Marion Broadnax of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sons, John Elliott of Buford, Ga. and Larry Elliott of Louisville; one sister, Geneva Drake of Greenville; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. March 7 at Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in West End Cemetery in Greenville. Bibbs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Edith Catherine Gary
POWDERLY – Edith Catherine Gary, 75, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at her son’s residence.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Jan. 9, 1931, she was a former retail clerk.
Survivors include three sons, William D. Gary of Central City, Jerome Michael Gary of Hobart, Ind. and Steven R. Gary of Frisco, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. March 6 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in South Carrollton.
Agnes Juanita Keown Noffsinger
Agnes Juanita Keown Noffsinger, 87, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, April 14, 1918, she was the daughter of Charlie and Lora Roberson Williams and attended Green River Chapel General Baptist Church. Her father was a former Central City Police Chief and deputy Muhlenberg County Sheriff. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Morton “Pie Face” Keown in 1967; second husband, Denzel Thomas Noffsinger in 1974; two brothers, Charles Robert Williams and former Central City Mayor Jesse Rodgers Williams and a sister, Dorothy Nell Spinks.
Survivors include a son, William R. “B.O.” (Carole) Lee Keown of Central City; three daughters, Patty Deavers, Elizabeth (Jerry) Wiggins and Carole Ann (Darrell) Shemwell , all of Central City; three sisters, Jane Harrold of Pleasant Ridge, Margaret Ann Williams and Nancy Williams, both of Central City; a brother, Lloyd “B.B.” Williams of Central City; eight grandchildren, Richard L. Deavers and Judge Brian Wiggins of Central City, Gloria V. “Beatle” Rose of Hopkinsville, Brad Keown of Elizabethtown, Mike Keown and Angie Hilburn of Greenville, Kim Mayo of Nashville and Gina Shemwell of Louisville; five great-grandchildren, Chris Freels, Amber Freels, Tatum Rose, Kaylea Keown and Lucas Keown.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. March 8 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Jewell Martin and the Rev. Archie Fugate officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Central City. Visitation will be after 8 a.m. March 8 at the funeral home.
Arvle “Pud” Dwyer
GREENVILLE – Arvle “Pud” Dwyer, 86, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, April 13, 1919, he was a retired spray painter after 40 years, employed by Chicago Boiler Co. and a member of New Paradise Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Dwyer; three brothers, Alvin Dwyer, Paul Dwyer and Roy Dwyer and a sister, Linnie Gardner.
Survivors include a sister, Lela Botzum of Ind.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special cousin and caregiver, Duard and Mary Mosley of Greenville and good friend, Myrtle Hartley of Mich.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. March 7 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Adcock officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Tharon Brigance Mitchell
CENTRAL CITY – Tharon Brigance Mitchell, 79, died Friday, March 3, 2006 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, July 18, 1926, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Eunice Huddleston Brigance, she married the late Alex Mitchell, Jr. on Aug. 29, 1947. She was a graduate of Owensboro-Daviess Co. Hospital as a registered nurse and retired from Muhlenberg Community Hospital. She co-owned and served as president of the Central City Produce Company. Member of Central City First United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School and served as chairman of the administrative council and other team leadership positions. She was president of the Central City United Methodist Women and held UMW offices for the district and the conference. President of the Muhlenberg County Health Board, she was an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Red Cross and Girl Scouts. She and her husband were charter members of the Central City Country Club, where she won the ladies’ club championship tournament. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Debs Brigance and Fred H. Brigance and two sisters, Louise Young and Lillian Clark.
Survivors include two daughters, Alexis (Carl) Albach of Central City and Sally (Terry) Edwards of Louisville; two sisters, Gwen Vick of Elkhart, Tx. and Mathilda Rossow of Cincinnati; four grandchildren, Susan (Aaron) Tolson of Menlo Park, Calif., Mitch Albach of Philadelphia, Penn., Wesley Edwards and Gregory Edwards, both of Louisville and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. March 11 at Central City First United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. March 11 at the church. Memorial donations may be sent to the Central City First United Methodist Church and the Central City branch of the Muhlenberg County Public Libraries.
Joseph Richard Wallace
GREENVILLE – Joseph Richard Wallace, 53, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County October 9, 1952, he was employed as a controller by River Queen Mine (Peabody Coal Co.) and a member of Roland Memorial Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ione Peveler Wallace and a niece, Sara Vick Atkins.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Todd Wallace of Nashville, Tenn. and Seth Harrison Wallace of Madisonville; a step-daughter, Christy Shemwell of Browder; a step son, Josh Baker of Greenville; one brother, Jim Wallace of Greenville; one sister, Paula Atkins of Greenville; two grandchildren, Olivia Littrell of Franklin and Elijah Shemwell of Browder; fiancé, Robin Baker of Greenville; former wife and friend, Diane Wallace of Greenville; five nephews, a niece, a great-niece and four great nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. March 8 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. George Thompson and Dr. Ray England officiating. Burial will follow in New Cypress Cemetery.