Patsy Tucker Wedding
CYNTHIANA - Patsy Tucker Wedding, 72, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at her residence.
Born in Harrison County Feb. 16, 1934, she was a retired Jockey International employee. She was preceded in death by her father, Marshall “Monk” Tucker and two brothers, Tommy Tucker and Johnny Tucker; her twin sister, Peggy Tucker; a granddaughter, Susan Denyse Long and great-granddaughter, Chyenne Renee Groves.
Survivors include her mother, Gertrude Grayson Tindle of Cynthiana; her former husband and dear friend, Paul Ross Wedding of Cynthiana; six daughters, Paula Jane Long of Georgetown, Dorothy Beeler of Central City, Vicki Mann, Sandra Wedding, Kathy Wedding and Rita Williams, all of Cynthiana; one brother, Jackie Tucker of Cynthiana; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. March 1 at Ware Funeral Home in Cynthiana. Burial will follow in Battle Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Feb. 28 at Ware Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.
BREMEN – Vonell Stewart, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Born in Muhlenberg County Oct. 31, 1928, she was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Mike Stewart of Central City; two daughters, Linda Travis of Russellville and Vonita Neal of Central City; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four brothers, Delford Noffsinger, Dale Noffsinger, Terry Noffsinger and Keith Noffsinger, all of Bremen; and three sisters, Martine Divine of Bremen, Barbara Watson of Arizona and Wanda LaMastus of Evansville.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Wanda Nell Smith
CENTRAL CITY – Wanda Nell Smith, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born Nov. 26, 1930, she was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Central City. She was an avid UK fan and also worked several years as the Democratic Precinct Chairperson. She loved to cook and host dinners and parties. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 57 years.
Survivors include her husband, Robert “Gene” Smith; three sons, Mike Smith and Ricky (Jill) Smith of Central City, Rocky (Jill) Smith of Fla.; one daughter, Sheri (Thom) DiGeorge of Fla.; one brother, David (Barbara) Moore of Beechmont; two grandsons, Tyler Smith and Mark (Chasitie) Smith of Central City; five granddaughters, Samantha Smith of Owensboro, Cassie Smith of Greenville, Stacey and Devin Dearth of Central City, Meredith and Brian Juvers of Ill. and Caroline DiGeorge of Fla.; two step-grandchildren, Ashley and Kasey Adkins of Central City; four great-grandchildren, Sarah Dearth, Jaylin and Isaiah Smith of Central City and Nolan Juvers of Ill.; four step-great grandchildren, Zach and Kaley Dearth, Aiden Faith and Laila Adkins, all of Central City.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Tucker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Lowery and the Rev. Ted Everly officiating.
Minnie Ann “Sally” Fitch
GREENVILLE – Minnie Ann “Sally” Fitch, 72, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
Born Feb. 26, 1933, in Marissa, Ill., she was a homemaker and a member of the Greenville United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the choir for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Laumbattus and Kate Feurer Laumbattus and three brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Charles “Chuck” Fitch of 54 1/2 years; three children, Sidney (Bonnie) Fitch, Lori (Jeff) Richardson and Stuart (Cindy) Fitch, all of Greenville; six grandchildren, Dr. Katie Richardson (Eric) Ballert of Gainesville, Fla., Josh (Erica) Richardson of Lexington, Melissa Fitch (Danny) Harper, Jason (Elizabeth) Fitch, Jordan Fitch and Corie Fitch, all of Greenville; two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Lucas Harper of Greenville; one sister, Theo Mae (Lee) Fulton of Marissa, Ill. and two brothers, James W. (Martha) Laumbattus of New Athens, Ill. and Emmett (Billie) Laumbattus of Lenzburg, Ill.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Greenville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Vernon Perdue officiating. Burial followed in Carter Creek Cemetery in Greenville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Greenville United Methodist Church Choir.
Dr. Willson E. Wood
FRANKLIN – Dr. Willson E. Wood, 98, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 at the Medical Center in Franklin.
Born in Penrod Oct. 24, 1907, he taught English at Western Kentucky University and retired as head of the English Department. He was a long-time member of the State Street Methodist Church in Bowling Green. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Wood; a sister, Edit Wood McElwain and three brothers, Lee Wood, Harold Wood and William Wood.
Survivors include a niece, Doris Jean Forgy of Ill.; six nephews, Bennett McElwain and Donald McElwain, both of Penrod, Russell McElwain of Ind., Normal Wood of Louisville and Mike and Dan Wood, both of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Marcielle Wood of San Diego, Calif. and Guynell Wood of Louisville and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Wood Family Cemetery, c/o Bob King, Bob King Ln., Belton, Ky.
Eldon Wells Cornette
RUSSELLVILLE – Eldon Wells Cornette, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at Russellville Health Care Manor.
Born in Muhlenberg County July 17, 1918, he was retired from Ideal Milk Co., a veteran, a member of Post Oak Baptist Church in Russellville and a 60-year member of the Bremen Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Cornette.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Rose, of Russellville; one son, Eldon “Sonny” (Linda) Cornette of Opelousas, La.; three grandchildren, Wells Cornette, Spencer Cornette and Page Rose; three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Carter and Averi Marie; one brother, Larry Cornette of Nashville and three sisters, Freda Lubbers of Bowling Green, Betty Ferry of Clermont, Fla. and Jane Johnson of Bloomington, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. March 1 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben Sanders officiating. Graveside Masonic Service and burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Young Funeral Home in Russellville and after 9 a.m. March 1 at Tucker Funeral Home.
Nora Mae Miller
SACRAMENTO – Nora Mae Miller, 89, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 at her daughter’s residence in Sacramento.
Born in McLean County July 14, 1916, she was a homemaker and attended Briar Creek Presbyterian Church in Bremen.
Survivors include one son, Charles Miller of Fenton, Mo.; one daughter, Barbara Rickard of Sacramento; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Travis Adelman and three step great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. March 1 at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento with the Rev. Gary Whitworth officiating. Burial will follow in Briar Creek Cemetery in Bremen. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at Tucker Memorial Chapel.
Burton A. Smith
LOUISVILLE – Burton A. Smith, 88, formerly of Muhlenberg County, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006.
He was a WWII Navy Veteran and a member of Calvary Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Metzler Smith.
Survivors include one son, Charles B. Smith; three daughters, Pamela Evans, Geraldine Jackson and Elizabeth Hensley (Obid); six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at Calvary Episcopal Church. Foreman Funeral Home in Louisville was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Dorothy Jones Food Closet at Calvary Episcopal Church.
Cleo H. Oglesby
RIDGECREST, LA. - Cleo H. Oglesby, 92, formerly of White Plains, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 at Claiborne County Nursing Center Port Gibson.
She was a housewife and a member of Luzerne Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Alfred Hall and Annie Lee Hall; her husband, Glendle William Oglesby; three sons, Johnny Ray Oglesby, Darrel Wayne Oglesby and James Carrol Oglesby; two daughters, Marion Francis Jones and Shirley Ann Wyantt and one grandson, Gregory Dean Cassels.
Survivors include one daughter, Leeon Cassels of Ferriday, La.; one son, Robert Oglesby of Morgan’s Point Resort, Tx., 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. March 2 at Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday, La., with the Bro. Jeff Wyant and the Bro. Preston Holder officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. March 4 at Gary’s Funeral Home. Interment will begin at 11 a.m. March 4 at Nebo Community Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Slaughter officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ridgecrest Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund or to the American Heart Association.
Betty Sue Sullivan
PORTAGE, IND. — Betty Sue Sullivan, 64, of Portage, Ind., died February 22, 2003, at Beverly Fountain View Place Retirement Home in Portage.
Born Nov. 13, 1938 in Muhlenberg County, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindell “Jam Up” Sullivan on May 5, 1991.
She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Kallas of Bolingbrook, Ill. and Rita Slack of Portage, Ind.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; father, Houston Vincent of Central City and one sister, Joyce Willis of Central City.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m., also at Tucker Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sarah Wootton Brashear
Sarah Wootton Brashear, 89, of Central City, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Maple Manor Health Care Center in Greenville.
Born Aug. 28, 1913 in Nelson County, she graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1935 and was retired from Fayette County School as a librarian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and an avid rose gardener. She was preceded in death by Vernon B. Brashear in 1964.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. James Brashear of Central City and Malcolm Brashear of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Llewellan Rogers of Cox’s Creek, Ky.
Graveside services and burial were held Friday, Feb. 21, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bloomfield, Ky. with the Rev. Eugene Thompson officiating. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
David Wendell Crick
GREENVILLE — David Wendell Crick, 76, of Greenville, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Owensboro Mercy Health System.
Born July 20, 1926 in Muhlenberg County, he was a member of Lead Hill United Methodist Church in Weir and was a retired carpenter and farmer. He was a veteran, having served in World War II.
He is survived by one son, David R. (Brenda) Crick of Denver, N.C.; two daughters, Debbie (David) Hendricks of Owensboro and Melissa Street of Paducah; three grandchildren, Chari Lane Crick of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Libby Turner of Paducah and Tamara Williams of Owensboro; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Jamison of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Hillary Turner of Paducah and Baron Williams of Owensboro; and one sister, Louell Miller of Greenville.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6 8 p.m., at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., also at Tucker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chip Pendleton officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Ray Smith, Sr.
DRAKESBORO — Donald Ray Smith, Sr., 75, of Drakesboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Owensboro Mercy Health System.
Born Feb. 1, 1928 in Muhlenberg County, he was a retired clerk and had been employed at ICG Railroad. He was a member of New Paradise Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a veteran, having served in World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Birdie Smith and one brother, Gene Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Myra Robinson Smith; one son, Donald R. Smith, Jr. of Belton; two daughters, Sheila Faye Smith of Winter Spring, Fla. and Cassie Rae Pointer of South Carrollton; two step-grandsons; two brothers, Gerald Smith and Richard Smith, both of Drakesboro; two sisters, Shirley Hill of Browder and Dora Faye Bard of Newburgh, Ind.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 21, at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Chambers officiating. Burial followed in Smith Cemetery. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bobby Gene Blankenship
Bobby Gene Blankenship, 69, of Central City, died Feb. 17, 2003, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Born Nov. 29, 1933 in Muhlenberg County, he was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Blankenship.
He is survived by his mother, Faye Blankenship, of Central City; three brothers, Billy Blankenship of Central City, James Dale Blankenship of Beaver Dam and Thomas Earl Blankenship of Simpsonville, Ky. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 20, at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. J. W. Haire officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery in Central City. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paul R. “Jack” Cochran
CALHOUN — Paul R. “Jack” Cochran, 65, of Calhoun, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Owensboro Mercy Health System.
Born March 6, 1937 in Owensboro, he was a member of Neals Chapel General Baptist Church in Bremen, was an avid antique collector and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force, and was retired from Riverside Manor Health Care Center in Calhoun as Maintenance Supervisor.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Cochran; three sons, Randy Cochran of Evansville, Bruce Cochran of Louisville and Shawn Rickard of Bremen; four daughters, Penny Lee Smith of Boonville, Ind., Cindy Lee Cochran of Lanesville, Ind., Bonnie Lee Scatterday of Rockport, Mass. and Diana Winkler of Rockport, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his parents, Rev. W. T. and Iona Cochran of Hillsdale, Mich.; three brothers, Travis Cochran of Anchorage, Ky., Rev. Bruce Cochran of Seymour, Ind. and Dr. Brent Cochran of Newburgh, Ind.; two sisters, Pat Marshall of Athens, Ga., Dottie Branson of Hillsdale; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 20, at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel, with the Rev. Joey Todd officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Bremen with Military Honors conducted by McLean County Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post #5415. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the McLean County Christmas for Kids, c/o Muster Funeral Homes, P. O. Box 160, Calhoun, KY 42327. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home. Online memorial condolences may be made at www.musterfuneralhomes.com.