Bryant Keith Reynolds
Nelson Creek — Mr. Bryant Keith Reynolds, 37, of Central City died Tuesday, March 19, 2002at his residence.
Mr. Reynolds was born in Muhlenberg County on February 5, 1965. He was a saw mill worker and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tina Earth Reynolds.
Survivors include three daughters, Raven Reynolds of Nelson Creek, Celina Felty of Central City and Elizabeth Reynolds of Illinois; his parents, Ernie Mae and Terry Moore of Nelson Creek; three sisters, Michelle and Mark Mack of Munster, IN, Telina and Scott Quintinalla of Kennesaw, GA and Shannon Houle of Cleaton; and one brother, Terry Allen and wife, Judy of Bremen.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Ron Noffsinger officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery in Central City.
Hattie B. Peveler
Bremen — Ms. Hattie B. Peveler, 99, of Bremen died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Belle Meade Home in Greenville.
Ms. Peveler was born in Muhlenberg County on December 17, 1902. She was a homemaker and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Farley Peveler of Milford, Ohio; one daughter, Geroma N. Stinnett of Central City; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Hazel Gish of Bremen, Marie Noffsinger of Central City and Jewell Noffsinger of Bremen.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, 2002 at New Harmony Baptist Church with Reverend Dan Yeager officiating. Burial followed in New Harmony Cemetery.
Tucker Funeral Home in Central City was in charge of all arrangements.
Helen Mae Guy
Central City — Ms. Helen Mae Guy, 92, of Central City died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at her residence.
Ms. Guy was born in Muhlenberg County on September 21, 1909. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include five sons, James Everett Guy of Mission, Texas, Harold R. Guy of Greenville and Lyndell C. Guy, Donald R. Guy and Charlie K. Guy all three of Powderly; one daughter, Norma Morgan of Lake Qurich, Illinois; and 16 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Curtis McGehee officiating and Reverend Kenneth Miller assisting. Burial followed in Memorial Gardens in Powderly.
Joe D. Newman
Greenville — Mr. Joe D. Newman, 71, of Greenville died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Newman was born in Muhlenberg County on April 29, 1930. He worked 37 1/2 years for P & M Coal Company before retirement and 12 years for Old National Bank in Greenville.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jean Newman of Greenville; one daughter, Teresa (Tom) Cartwright of Madison, TN; one son, Rick Newman of Greenville; three grandchildren, Morgan Newman of Louisville, Conrad Newman of Greenville and Tyler Cartwright of Madison, TN; and two sisters, Brenda Wade and Peggy Wilson both of Greenville.
Graveside services were held Friday, March 22, 2002 at Carter Creek Cemetery in Greenville with Reverend Rob Gwaltney officiating with burial to follow.
Family request that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or Charity of Choice.
Gary’s Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Wayne William Webb
San Diego, California — Mr. Wayne William Webb, 55, of San Diego, California died Friday, February 8, 2002 at his residence.
Mr. Webb was born in Caneyville, KY on December 12, 1946. He was an Army Vietnam War Veteran serving with the 4th Infantry. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired construction worker.
Survivors include two sons, James Santi Webb of San Diego and Jason Smith Webb of Mistic, Connecticut; one granddaughter; two brothers, Wesdie Lee Webb of Greenville and Jerry Dale Webb of Bowling Green; two sisters, Carol Sue Webb of Caneyville and Diane Lynn Webb of Tempe, AZ; two nephews; and four nieces.
Graveside services were held Thursday, March 21, 2002 at Neafus Cemetery in Caneyville with Reverend Richard Summers officiating.
Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of all arrangements.
Elkton — Mr. Freeman Hightower, 72, of Elkton died Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville of natural causes.
Mr. Hightower was born in Todd County on January 19, 1930 to the late Lawrence and Ettie Gary Hightower. He was a member of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church where he served as the pianist for a number of years. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Hightower in 2000.
Survivors include two sisters, Lucyle Powell of Elkton and Margie Harrison Farmer of Hopkinsville.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, 2002 at Latham Funeral Home in Elkton. Burial followed in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. James C. Eaves
Louisville — Dr. James C. Eaves, 89, of Louisville died Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in Louisville at Baptist Hospital East.
Dr. Eaves was born in Muhlenberg County and graduated from Greenville High School in 1930. He received a B.A. degree, with a major in mathematics and physics, from the University of Kentucky in 1935; and a Ph.D. in 1949 from the University of North Carolina, majoring in mathematics and matrix algebra. Dr. Eaves was a teacher at Hillside School from 1932-1935, in Pineville from 1936-1937 and at Morton Junior High in Lexington from 1937-1940. From 1940, he taught in the mathematics department at the University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina, University of Alabama, Auburn University and returned to UK in 1954 to head the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy. In 1967, he became Head of the Department of Mathematics at West Virginia University, retiring as Centennial Professor Emeritus in the late 1970’s. While at UK, using the university telescope, he opened up the universe for the city, hosting many evening viewings of various astronomical events. He helped establish the computers science program at UK and served as a consultant to IBM and to NASA, leading a team doing early orbital research related to the three body problems. Dr. Eaves authored numerous mathematics textbooks in such topics as geometry and matrices and held many patents in such varied fields as submarine tracking and watch movements. He was also an artist, playing many instruments, including the piano, clarinet, guitar, banjo, and spoons, a writer of children’s stories and songs; a painter, a juggler, a gymnast, a rope trick expert and a magician. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II. Dr. Eaves received the Phi Delta Kappa Service Award, was a Haggin Fellow at UK, was international President of Mu Alpha Theta and held various offices or was a member of many other organizations, including the Mathematical Association of America, Sigma Xi, Pi Mu Epsilon and the American Mathematical Society. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Ridley “Whippoorwill” Eaves and Agnes Williams; four sisters, Geneva, Edna, Betsy and Netty; and two brothers, Harry and Martin.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Maona Shinkle Eaves; one son, James C. Eaves Jr.; one daughter, Mona J. Eaves; three sisters, Capitola Brake of Chicago, Gladys Young of Hinsdale and Mary Trevathan of Evansville; and two brothers, John Eaves of Hillside and Billy Eaves of Altus, OK.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 25, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to: J.C. Eaves Mathematics Scholarship, Office of Development, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506.
Carolyn Baggett Hawkins McLaughlin
Owensboro — Mrs. Carolyn Baggett Hawkins McLaughlin, 64, of Owensboro died Friday, March 22, 2002 at Owensboro Mercy Health System in Owensboro.
Mrs. McLaughlin was born in Muhlenberg County on March 1, 1938 to the late Edgar Baggett and Eula Arnold. She was a receptionist at the Roosevelt House in Owensboro. She was a member of Burnham Baptist Church in Burnham, Illinois and a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary #5739 and F.O.E. Ladies Auxiliary #2414. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Gene McLaughlin and one granddaughter, Carrie Tewell.
Survivors include one son, William Ray Hawkins of Dayton, IN.; two daughters, Vickie Ambs and Terri Hester both ofOwensboro; three step-sons, Bill McLaughlin and Greg McLaughlin both of Florida and Bobby McLaughlin of Michigan; one step-daughter, Carol Hopson of Alabama; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six step-grandchildren; two brothers, William Harold Baggett and James Ray Baggett both of Owensboro and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 23, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Charles Smith officiating. Burial followed in Forest Grove Cemetery in Browder.
Johnny D. Browning
Crofton — Mr. Johnny D. Browning, 37, of Crofton died Monday, March 18, 2002 at the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville following a brief illness.
Mr. Browning was born in Muhlenberg County on January 18, 1965. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was preceded in death by one half-brother, David Browning and his father, Harvey D. Browning.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Browning of Crofton; one step-daughter, Christie Byford of Crofton; one step-son, Rickey Carter of Crofton; his mother, Betty Browning of Madisonville; two sisters, Dana Lance of Crofton and Nancy Barnes of Madisonville; one half-sister, Lynda Cail of Madisonville; one brother, Eddie Browning of Crofton; one half-brother, Kenny Browning of Nashville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 23, 2002 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with Reverend Henry Kelley officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery in Greenville.
Robert R. "Bobby" Childers
Evansville, Indiana — Mr. Robert R. “Bobby” Childers, 71, of Evansville died Friday, March 22, 2002 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Mr. Childers was born in Drakesboro, Kentucky on February 7, 1931. He was a member of Christ Chapel. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a field medic. He retired from Oakland County, Michigan, where he worked for the Medical Examiner’s Office. He was an avid fan of crossword puzzles. He was preceded in death by his brother, James D. Childers.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Nora Childers of Evansville; three sons, Michael Childers and Richard Childers both of Evansville and Allan Childers of Waterford, MI.; two sisters, Carolyn Sue Myers of Tuscon, AZ and Charlotte Soncrainte of Sterling, MI; two brothers, Elijah O. “Butch” Childers of Gladwin, MI and William C. Childers of Evansville; three grandchildren, Shayne A. and Aaron Childers and David W. Hamm; and four great-grandchildren, Keith and Shawn Childers, Amy Baize and David M. Hamm.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel in Evansville with Reverend J.T. Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Rochester Cemetery in Rochester.
Central City — Ms. Henrietta Baize, 87, of Central City died Friday, March 22, 2002 at Owensboro Mercy Health System in Owensboro.
Ms. Baize was born in Muhlenberg County on May 26, 1914 to the late John Henry Bradshaw and Zella Heifner. She was a homemaker and a Nurse Aide for Sparks Nursing Home in Central City.
Survivors include three sisters, Bessie M. Whitmer of Central City, Emma D. Waldeck of Bonnieville, KY and Hazel B. Campbell of Madisonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Livermore.
Nellie Lois Owen
Sacramento — Mrs. Nellie Lois Owen, 69, of Sacramento died Saturday, March 23, 2002 at her home in Sacramento.
Mrs. Owen was born in McLean County on February 9, 1933. She was a Monitor Technician at Regional Medical Center for 30 years. She was a member of the Sacramento Methodist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family, her pets, the outdoors and gardening.
Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Conrad of Sacramento; two brothers, Earl Sutton of Sacramento and Robert “Bobby” Pierce of Island; three grandchildren, Tammie Tuttle, Christopher Conrad and Terri Miller all of Sacramento; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento with Reverend Gene Beauchamp. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Bremen.
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 Greenvilledaughter-in-law, Carmen Grace both of Greenville; one daughter, Gena Skaggs and son-in-law, Billy Skaggsof Greenville; four grandchildren, Heather 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.
Nellie Anne Culbertson
Powderly — Mrs. Nellie Anne Culbertson, 68,of Powderly died Sunday, March 10, 2002 at Owensboro Mercy Hospital in Owensboro.
Mrs. Culbertson was born in Kenner, LA on August 27, 1933. She was a factory worker.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Culbertson of Powderly; two sons, John Culbertson of Powderly and William Roy Culbertson of Chicago; three grandchildren, Millisa, John Michael and Joseph Scott Culbertson; two brothers, Dominick Renguso of Noridge, Illinois and Anthony Renguso, Jr. of McHenry, Illinois; and four sisters, Francis Zucco of Berwyn, IL, Rosalie Noto of Chicago, IL, Kathleen Hohenzy of Forest Oak, IL and Annamae Beck of Riverside, California.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Johnnie Culbertson officiating.
Tony William "Mr. T" Evans
Nebo — Mr. Tony William “Mr. T.” Evans, 48, of Nebo died Monday, March 11, 2002 in Salem, Kentucky.
Mr. Evans was born in Rockport, Indiana on August 18, 1953. He was the late son of Melvin Evans. He was a truck driver and a member and sang in the choir at Concord General Baptist Church in Manitou. He was a US Army veteran and often played a clown for handicapped and underprivileged children.
Survivors include his wife on nine years, Lola Evans of Nebo; one daughter, Jessica Cassidy of Tell City, IN; two sons, Phillip Evans of Mt. Carmel, IL and Donald Evans of Princeton, IN; his mother and step-father, Otto and Louise Mottler of Chrisney, IN; three step-sons, David, Andrew and Cody Mitchell of Nebo; one sister, Joyce Radin of Parma, MO; two brothers, Leonard Evans of Central City and Michael Hogue of Florida; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville with Brother Eddie Fleming officiating. Burial followed in the Concord Cemetery in Manitou.
Memorials may take the form of donations to Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital or Concord General Baptist Church.
Eula Elizabeth Harris
Drakesboro — Ms. Eula Elizabeth Harris, 98, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, formerly of Drakesboro died Monday, March 11, 2002 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Ms. Harris was born in Muhlenberg County on March 6, 1904. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 15, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Beechmont with Reverend Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial followed in Dunmor Cemetery.