OWENSBORO - Gary Lanham, 54, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at Owensboro Medical Health System of natural causes.
Born in Daviess County, Nov. 13, 1950, the son of the late James Felix and Sue Elizabeth Allen Lanham, he worked in the maintenance field and was of Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Knight Lanham; two sons, Bradford Lee Lanham and James Clinton Lanham, both of Owensboro; two daughters, Jada Denise Whittaker of Owensboro and Amanda Sue Hines of Beaver Dam; five brothers, Ronald Wayne Lanham, Jesse Franklin Lanham and Kenneth Gale Lanham, all of Owensboro, Noah Lee Lanham in the U.S. Navy in the Phillipines, and James Allen Lanham of Mich.; a half brother, Larry Hall of Owensboro; three sisters, Mae Ijames and Debbie Byrnes, both of Owensboro, and Darlene Edgell of Curdesville; two half sisters, Carolyn McDaniel and Martha Reeks, both of Owensboro; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 30 at France Cemetery in Todd County. Latham Funeral Home in Elkton was in charge of arrangements.
Robert “Bobby” Wayne Williams
CLIFTY - Robert “Bobby” Wayne Williams, 35, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at his mother’s residence in Ashland City, Tenn. of natural causes.
Born in Christian County, Aug. 8, 1969, the son of Janice Annette Butler Williams and the late Larry Wayne Williams, he was a Boilermaker, a welder and a member of Local Union #40.
Survivors include his mother, Janice Street; stepfather, Roy Street of Ashland, Tenn.; a sister, Lisa Baker of Springfield, Tenn.; and maternal grandmother, Nona Butler of Central City.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Dec. 31 at Latham Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
Edna Lee Vincent
PLEASANT RIDGE - Edna Lee Vincent, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004 at her residence.
Born in Muhlenberg County, May 24, 1916, she was a retired seamstress and homemaker and a member of Sugar Grove Bible Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Vincent, and a son, David Vincent.
Survivors include a son, Lilburn Vincent of Bremen; two daughters, Joyce Scott of Pleasant Ridge and Carol Cornett of Central City; four brothers, Walter Evitts, G.T. Evitts and Donald Evitts, all of Greenville, and Jack Evitts of Lewisburg; three sisters, Imogene Tomes, Anna Jo Chappell and Mildred Cox, all of Greenville; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Jan. 1 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Calloway officiating. Burial followed in Gish Cemetery in Bremen.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice of Ohio County, 1211 North Main Street, Hartford, KY 42347.
Geneva Lee Dukes Hoagland
SACRAMENTO - Geneva Lee Dukes Hoagland, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004 in Madisonville.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Sept. 26, 1917, she was a homemaker and a member of Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sacramento. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Elihu “Toby” Hoagland in 1995.
Survivors include three sons, Elihu “Buddy” Hoagland III of Island, Leroy Hoagland of Dunmor and Paul Hoagland of Hanson; three daughters, Kay Oberg of Madisonville, Sherril Revlett of Springfield, Tenn. and Cathy Gamblin of Nortonville; a brother, Clifton J. Dukes of Madison, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Jan. 1 at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento with the Rev. J.W. Haire and the Rev. John Butler officiating. Burial followed in Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Sacramento.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Sacramento Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery.
NELSON CREEK - Helen Moore, 70, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Harlan County, Nov. 28, 1934, she was a member of the Drakesboro Church of God. She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Moore.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Carl “Cowboy” Moore; two sons, Scotty Moore of Nelson Creek and Robin Moore of Greenville; a daughter, Carliss Moore of Nelson Creek; two brothers, Bill McGinnis of Detroit, Mich. and Junior McGinnis of Warren, Mich.; two sisters, Phyllis Lively of Sacramento, Calif. and Myrtle Porter of The Villages, Fla.; a half sister, Ora Mae McGinnis of Michigan; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Jan. 1 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Adcock, the Rev. Andy Turner and the Rev. Donnie Wilkins officiating. Burial followed in Nelson Creek Cemetery in Nelson Creek.
Gertrude Eades Dunning
Gertrude Eades Dunning, 84, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004 at her residence.
Born in McLean County, Dec. 30, 1920, the daughter of the late William Daniel Eades and Cora Gunterman Eades, she was a retired cook from Winnie’s Grill in Central City and of Baptist faith. She married Clarence James Dunning July 13, 1939 and was a lifetime resident of South Carrollton. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.J. Dunning, and two sons, Edgar Dunning and Greg Dunning.
Survivors include six sons, James Dunning and Robert Dunning, both of South Carrollton, Harlan Gale Dunning of Nelson Creek, Roger Dunning of Petersburg, Ind., Billy Dunning of Hartford and Lindel Dunning of Beaver Dam; three daughters, Retha Cunningham and Carolyn Dunning, both of Central City, and Teresa Embrey of Bremen; three sisters, Mary Schiff of Evansville, Ind., Alice Mayes of Chandler, Ind. and Reva Kittinger of Sacramento; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Jan. 3 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. T.H. Davis officiating. Burial followed in Eades Cemetery in Bremen.
Dottie Hardison Hays
DUNMOR - Dottie Hardison Hays, 59, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Logan County, Aug. 26, 1945, the daughter of Taylor Chapman and Nola Cox Chapman, she was a homemaker and a member of New Hope General Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Marcus Hays; a daughter, Vickie Ball of Waynesboro, Va.; a son, Barry Hardison of Elkton; three sisters, Katherine Woodall of Lewisburg, Lena Ruckle and Glenda Ferris, both of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Taylor Lee Chapman of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 5 at New Hope General Baptist Church with the Rev. Arno Kranz and the Rev. Roger Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Arnold Cemetery in Lewisburg. Visitation will be held between 8 and 9:30 a.m., Jan. 5 at Price Funeral Home in Lewisburg and between 10 and 11 a.m. at New Hope General Baptist Church.
GREENVILLE - Shirley Gibson, 64, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005 at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Nov. 26, 1940, she was a retired nurse for Muhlenberg Community Hospital and a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Bremen.
Survivors include a daughter, Candace Roos of Port Orange, Fla.; a sister, Jo Ann (Wesley) Nelson of Central City; a granddaughter, Jordan Sheets of Port Orange, Fla.; a niece, Kim Krill of Hobart, Ind.; and a nephew, Michael Nelson of Hobart, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 6 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Bremen.
Pauline Reno Craig
Central City — Mrs. Pauline Reno Craig, 84, of Central City, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mrs. Craig was a Muhlenberg County native and a was a former retired business lady, she owned and operated the Evitts Chevrolet dealership in Sebree for several years. While residing in Sebree, she was active in the First Baptist Church, W.M.U., Woman’s Club and taught a young ladies Sunday School class and was involved in numerous civic affairs of the community. After retirement she returned home to Muhlenberg County and continued to teach Sunday School and be active in First Baptist Church and other activities of the church and organizations. She purchased her home in Greenville and also a home at Lake Malone where she enjoyed entertaining so many friends.
Survivors include two sisters, Beulah Mooningham and Dorothy R. Paxton; two brothers, James and Carl Reno, all residing in Central City; one step-daughter, Marsha Craig Terre Blanche of Bowling Green; one step-granddaughter; four step-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Jackson Pierce Vincent
Greenville — Infant Jackson Pierce Vincent died Friday, March 1, 2002 at Owensboro Mercy Health System in Owensboro.
Survivors include his parents, Robert Alan (Bob) Vincent and Janet Lynn Whittinghill Vincent of Greenville; one brother, Jordan Taylor Vincent of Greenville; grandparents, Bill and Joyce Whittinghill of Greenville and Virginia Vincent of Graham; two uncles, Joey Whittinghill of Calhoun, Georgia and Jimmy Vincent of Graham; and one aunt, Pam Eisert of Bowling Green.
A graveside service was held Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville with Reverend Richard Summers officiating.
James "Freddie" Steele
Central City — Mr. James “Freddie” Steele, 85, of Central City died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Mr. Steele was born in Muhlenberg County on August 31, 1916. He was employed with the Engineering Department through the Kentucky State Highway.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Steele; one sister, Leona Hill of Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Bob Lowery officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Brenda Sue Grace
Greenville — Mrs. Brenda Sue Grace, 61, of Greenville died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mrs. Grace was born in Muhlenberg County on September 15, 1940. She was a member of Carter Creek Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Gene A. Grace.
Survivors include one son, John M. Grace of Greenville daughter-in-law, Carmen Grace both of Greenville; one daughter, Gena Skaggs and son-in-law, Billy Skaggs both of Greenville; four grandchildren, Heath and Brysen Skaggs and Kelli and Josh Grace; one brother, Charles Donald Norvell of Etowa, N.C.; one sister, Joyce Vaughn of Montgomery, AL; her mother, Irene Dukes of Greenville; and her father, Brennen Norvell of Etowa, N.C.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Donnie Wilkins officiating and Carl Nelson, Bob Lowery and Bob Kubasch assisting. Burial followed at Carter Creek Church Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Thomas Heart Institute.
Anna Maedell Cox
Beechmont — Ms. Anna Maedell Cox, 80, of Beechmont died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Ms. Cox was born in Muhlenberg County on June 30, 1921. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Albert Augustino of Greenville; six grandchildren; and three sisters, Lillian Ball of Walls, Mississippi, Joyce Hendricks of Greenville and Faye Whitney Ford of Beechmont.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Beechmont with Bob Davis officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Carl Clifford Dill
Central City — Mr. Carl Clifford Dill, 87, of Central City died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mr. Dill was born in Todd County on December 6, 1914. He was a employed by T.V.A. as a carpenter. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was also a veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis McDowell Dill of Central City; three step-sons, George Rash of Xuma, Arizona, A.V. Rash of Worthington, KY and John Rash of Franklin, KY; nine step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one niece, June Messingille of Russellville; and one great nephew, Michael Parker of Russellville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home with Reverend Gary Shocklee officiating and Reverend Scott Casebier assisting. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Florella Rife Arnold Bass
Russellville — Mrs. Florella Rife Arnold Bass, 72, of Russellville died Tuesday, March 5, 2002 of natural causes at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville.
Mrs. Bass was born in Belton, Kentucky on September 20, 1929 to the late James Rife, Sr. and Myrna Shultz Rife. She was a homemaker and a member of Arnolds Chapel A.M.E. (Bibbtown Community) and was an usher.
Survivors include her husband, Marshall Bass of Russellville; one son, Jesse James Arnold, Jr. of Russellville; five daughters, Edith Washington of Russellville, Theresa Gumm of Franklin, Debra Shelton of Hopkinsville, Jamie Parrish of Louisville and Celida Anderson of Baltimore, Maryland; two brothers, Forest J. Rife of Beaver Dam and Claude E. Rife of Drakesboro; three sisters, Pearline Mason of Drakesboro, Helen Chambers of Browder and Carolyn Reed of Drakesboro; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 2002 at Bethel Baptist Church in Drakesboro with Reverend Charles Johnson officiating. Burial followed in West End Cemetery in Greenville.
Gamble Funeral Home in Hopkinsville was in charge of all arrangements.
Donald "Don" Strader
Evansville — Mr. Donald “Don” Strader, 60, of Evansville died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.
Mr. Strader was a member of Brier Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bremen. He retired from Ironworkers Local 103 after 26 years and had owned Don’s Workshop in Henderson. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran, having served from 1966-1968.
Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Strader of Evansville; one sister, Faye Harlan of Bremen; one brother, Kenneth Strader of Benton; his fiancee, Tammy Manly of Evansville; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, 2002 at Brier Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Bremen with Reverend Gary Whitworth officiating. Burial followed in Brier Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony’s Hospice.
Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.