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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Obituary and Death Notices Collection
(From various funeral homes in the Powderly, Central City, Greenville, Bremen, Drakesboro, and South Carrollton areas.)

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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Obituary Collection

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Obituary Collection - 24

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Date: Wednesday, 3 November 2010, at 10:50 a.m.

James L. Short
Greenville — Mr. James L. Short, 82, of Greenville died Sunday, January 20, 2002 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Mr. Short was born in Muhlenberg County on March 29, 1919 to the late Edwin and Lillie Short. He was a retired coal miner for 37 years and a member of Second Baptist Church in Greenville. He enjoyed farming and was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by hisparents.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Pearl Marie Short of Greenville; three sons, Delferd Short of Greenville, Charles Short of Greenville and Stephen Short of Harrisburg, Il.; two daughters, Carolyn McCall of Franklin, Tn. and Linda Ford of Greenville; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Carrol E. Short of Sumpter, South Carolina; two sisters, Alma Jessup of Burksville, Tn. and Mary Ezell of Nashville, Tn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. Tucker Funeral Home with Reverend Tony McCall officiating and Reverend Jerry Eades assisting. Burial will follow in Vernal Grove Cemetery.

Derrick Lane Buchanan
Beechmont — Mr. Derrick Lane Buchanan, 31, of Beechmont died Tuesday, January 22, 2002 in Fairfield, Ohio.
Mr. Buchanan was born in Muhlenberg County on June 9, 1970. He was an Air Mechanic for the United States Marine Corps. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Survivors include his father and step mother, Billy and Pam Buchanan of Beechmont; his mother and step father, Donna and Eddie Sumner of Greenville; one half sister, Jenni Shemwell of Greenville; one half brother, Matt Buchanan of Providence; two step sisters, Ashley Reynolds of Beechmont and Karla Pointer of Bremen; his grandparents, Donal and Eva Lee Carver of Greenville; one niece, Erin Shemwell of Greenville; and his fiancé, Dana Russell of Evansville, Indiana.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Beechmont with Reverend Leamon Mefford officiating. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery in Muhlenberg County.

James Courtland Sparks
Highland, Indiana — Mr. James Courtland Sparks, 82, of Highland, Indiana, died Thursday, January 24, 2002 at his residence.
The Muhlenberg County native was retired as a truck driver from Inland Steel after 25 yearsand was a member of the First Baptist Church of Griffith and the Masonic Lodge F and AM. He was preceded in death by a son, James Earl Sparks in 1980.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mrs. Izetta Sparks; one son, Mr. Lindel (Bunnie) Sparks of Scheneville, Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth (Mike) Hendrix of Highland and Mrs. Susan (Earl) Creekmore of Crown Point, Indiana; one sister, Mary Rick of Valerious, Delaware; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at Gary’s Funeral Home with Reverend Thurman Harris officiating. Burial followed in East Union Cemetery in Graham.

Ellvenia Hunt
Greenville — Mrs. Ellvenia Hunt, 72, of Greenville died Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mrs. Hunt was born in Muhlenberg County on February 25, 1929 to the late Rado and Bessie Arnold. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by not only her parents, but also her husband, Mr. William Marshall Hunt.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Mae Buchanan of Dunmor and Mrs. Rita Callahan of Greenville; one son, Mr. William Ray Hunt of Greenville; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Latham, Mrs. Lillian McMillon and Mrs. Evelene Wallace all of Dunmor; one brother, Mr. Raymond Arnold of Dunmor; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 25, 2002 at Price Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Reverend Wayne Belcher officiating. Burial followed in Hortons Chapel Cemetery in Muhlenberg County.

Opal Nadine Brake
Morganfield — Mrs. Opal Nadine Brake, 68, of Morganfield, formerly of Henderson, died Thursday, January 24, 2002 at her residence.
Mrs. Brake was a member of Watson Lane Baptist Church in Henderson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, William T. Brake, who died in 2000.
Survivors include three daughters, Billie Jean Gray, Ginny A. Johnson and Rebecca K. Tapp all of Morganfield; her mother, Gladys Dunaway of Morganfield; six sisters, Elizabeth Wilson of Morganfield, Katheryn Pulley of Sturgis, Lillian Whitely of Alva, Ok., Mary Rednour of Morganfield, Lurline Miller of Sturgis and Gladys M. Root of Ostrenda, Oh.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 28, 2002 at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson with Brother Todd Jones officiating. Burial followed in Oddfellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

Christopher Franklin Arndell
Xenia, Ohio — Mr. Christopher Franklin Arndell, 78, of Xenia, Ohio died Sunday, December 23, 2001 at his home of a massive heart attack.
Mr. Arndell was born in Muhlenberg County to the late Nathan and Rebecca Sampson Arndell. He was a graduate of Hughes-Kirk, Class of 1942. He retired from Elano Corp. after 25 years as a machinist. He was preceded in death by one nephew, Jasper Ray Arndell.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary C. (Jarbro) Arndell; one son, Christopher R. Arndell of Xenia; two daughters, Casandra Ann Sandi Arndell Garner of Xenia and Kay Lynn Arndell Garner (Richard) of Sylvania; two grandsons, Jonathan C. Garner (Diana) and Michael R. Garner; great-grandson, Clayton W. Garner of Trenton; one granddaughter, Beth Ann Garner and her fiancé, Patrick Dickey Lansing of Michigan; relations in Kentucky were Ethel Cottrell’s Family, Vivian Vincent’s family, Dorothy, Faye and Gene Arndell, cousins of Evansville and Nina Arndell and family of Lewisburg.
Graveside services were held Friday, December 28, 2001 at Valley View Memorial Gardens.
Neel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert W. "Bob" Haas
Indianapolis, Indiana — Mr. Robert W. “Bob” Haas, 49, of Indianapolis, Indiana died Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at his residence of natural causes.
Mr. Haas was a repairman for Edwards Electrical and Mechanical Heating and Air Condition for eight years.
Survivors include one daughter, Amanda Dodd of Indianapolis; three sisters, Patty Dodd and Mary Lockhart both of Indianapolis and Sue Cardwell of Central City; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A private service was held under the direction of G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home.

Leon Drake
Providence — Mr. Leon Drake, 62, of Providence died Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Drake was born in Muhlenberg County on May 17, 1939. He was a timber worker and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Beulah Yates Drake of Providence; one step-daughter, Eva Lou Johnson of Providence; six step-grandchildren; seven step-great-children; four brothers, Rosco Drake of Providence, Jerry Wayne Drake of Central City, Larry Junior Drake of Sebree and Lonnie Ray Drake of Clay; and four sisters, Louise Smith of Drakesboro, Clara Bell Yates of Madisonville, Dornene Hoops of Beaver Dam and Lois Cook of Utica.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 25, 2002 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with Reverend Hershel Drake officiating. Burial followed in Wilcox Cemetery in Powderly.

William John Smith
Dunmor — Mr. William John Smith, 76, of Dunmor died Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mr. Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 25, 1925. He was a self-employed carpenter and of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Geary Smith; four sons, John Smith of Cleaton, Jessie Smith of Dunmor, Steve Smith of Central City and Michael Smith of Dunmor; three daughters, Wanda Dabney of Central City, Margie Vick of Cleaton and Patricia Anderson of Midland; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marion Dew of Baltimore, Maryland.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home with Reverend T.H. Davis officiating. Burial followed in Old Bethel Cemetery in Greenville.

Reginald "Reg" Forrest Rhoads
Cunningham — Mr. Reginald “Reg” Forrest Rhoads, 77, of Cunningham died Thursday, January 17, 2002 at Gateway Medical Center.
Mr. Rhoads was born in Muhlenberg County on February 22, 1924 to the late Jefferson Forrest Rhoads and Ethel Louise Skipworth Rhoads Smith. His stepfather was Orville Smith. He was the former owner of Rhoads Wholesale Neon, member of Madison Street Church of Christ and a former Boy Scout leader. He served in the Army and was prisoner of war in a German Camp during World War II. He was a Purple Heart recipient. He was also a member of Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Loney Rhoads; one son, Jeff W. Rhoads of Brussels, Belgium; one daughter, Deborah Eason of Clarksville; one brother, Dale Smith of Tacoma, Wa.; one sister, Rheanell Spurlin of Greenville; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 20, 2002 at Madison Street Church of Christ with Geoffrey Sikes and Mike Anglin officiating. Burial will be followed in Sango Cemetery.
McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Charles Frank Poe
Benton, Kentucky — Mr. Charles Frank Poe, 88, of Benton, died Thursday, January 24, 2002 at Lourdes Hospital.
Mr. Poe was a retired construction worker and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Earlene Pace Poe, and his parents, Hughie Albert Poe and Elizabeth Cann Poe.
Survivors include twin sons, Randall Poe of Murfreesboro, Tn. and Rodney Poe of Greenville; one sister, Corene Phelps ofBenton; two grandsons, Charles Poe and Lee Poe both of Murfreesboro; and three granddaughters, Beth Poe of Murfreesboro, Kara Poe of Bowling Green and Courtney Poe of Lexington.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 27, 2002 at Filbeck-Cann and King Funeral Home with Reverend Deward Hurst and Reverend Jack Kee officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Alice Loraine Davison
Central City — Mrs. Alice Loraine Davison, 77, of Central City died Thursday, January 24, 2002 at her residence in Central City.
Mrs. Davison was born in Muhlenberg County on March 15, 1924 to the late John Wells and Leota Moore Wells. She was an Avon Representative and a member of Green River Chapel General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Davison Arnett and two brothers, Roy Wells and William Wells.
Survivors include her husband, James Davison Jr.; one son, James Davison III of Floyd Knobbs, Indiana; two daughters, Geneva McRee of Island and Mary Wiles of Central City; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Melvina Thompson of Central City.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home with Reverend Jewell Martin andReverend John Yuhas officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.

Ollie Bell Browning
Greenville — Mrs. Ollie Bell Browning, 87, of Greenville died Thursday, January 24, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital after a short illness.
Mrs. Browning was born in Muhlenberg County on March 30, 1914. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Greenville and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Browning in 1998, a daughter, Linda Faye Browning in 1957 and her son, Truman Browning in 1992.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda West, Carolyn Allen and Judy Horn all of Greenville; five sons, Jimmy Browning of Elkton, Junior Lear of Saint Louis, Mo. and Virgil Browning, George Lear and Alvie Lear all three of Greenville; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with Reverend Billy Vincent officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery in Greenville.

Lucy Mae Jarvis
New Cypress — Ms. Lucy Mae Jarvis, 89, of Merrillville, Indiana, formerly of New Cypress, died Friday, January 25, 2002 at her daughter’s residence in Merrillville, Indiana.
Ms. Jarvis was born in Muhlenberg County on April 7, 1912. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastlake Baptist Church in Crown Point, Indiana.
Survivors include one son, Gaithel Jarvis of Hoofman Estate, Il.; one daughter, Brenda Green of Merrillville, In.; four grandchildren; eight grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Bowling of Greenville.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 28, 2002 at New Cypress Baptist Church with Reverend Jeff Noffsinger officiating. Burial followed in New Cypress Cemetery.

James Wilbert (Dake) Miller
Rosewood — Mr. James Wilbert (Dake) Miller, 90, of Rosewood died Thursday, January 24, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Miller was born in Muhlenberg County on March 6, 1911. He was a member of Carter Creek Baptist Church and a was a farmer and a stavemill worker. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cola Mae Miller, in 1992.
Survivors include two daughters, Ella Mae Steinbrink of Greenville and Joyce Rector of Frankfort; one sister, Etta Joines of Greenville; and one brother, Bill Miller of Truman, Ar.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 24, 2002 at Gary’s Funeral Home with Reverend Donnie Wilkins officiating. Burial followed in Carter Creek Cemetery in Greenville.

Clarence Austin
Wickliffe — Mr. Clarence Austin, 75, of Wickliffe, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at Western Baptist Hospital.
Mr. Austin was born on March 3, 1926. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Drakesboro. He was a retired sheet metal superintendent with the W. Biddle Walker Company, a member of Sheet Metal International Local #110 in Louisville and was a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Bedford Austin and Beulah Pearl Wray Austin.
Survivors includehis wife, Babe R. Beardsley Austin of Wickliffe; two sons, Clarence Bradford Austin of Aurora, Colorado and Larry Thomas Austin of Liberty, Missouri; three sister, Billy Lou Pogue of Greenville, Donald Dean Lollar of Indianapolis and Pauline Beavin of Louisville; and one granddaughter, Katee Marie Austin of Owassee, Ok.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 26, 2002 at Milner and Orr Funeral Home in Wickliffe with Reverend Roger L. McIntire. A gravesideservice will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 417 South 4th Street, Paducah, Kentucky 42001.

Gilbert O. "Woody" Witty
Evansville, Indiana — Mr. Gilbert O. “Woody” Witty, 77, of Evansville, formerly of Muhlenberg County, died Thursday, January 24, 2002at his residence.
Mr. Witty was born on September 26, 1924. Woody retired in 1984 after 26 years as a welder and painter at Whirlpool Corporation. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran having served in Panama.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffery E. Witty of Evansville and Charles O. Witty of Lebanon, Illinois; five grandchildren, Shannon Erin Witty, Wendy Ann Elder, Dustin Elliott Witty, Michael Alan Witty and Sarah Alisha Witty; one great-grandchild, Dayton Anthony Jones; and two nieces, Evonna Phillips and Stephanie Krohn.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 28, 2002 at Alexander East Chapel with Reverend Russell Dazey officiating. Burial followd in Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville.
Donations may be made to your favorite Children’s Charity.
Alexander East Chapel in Evansvillewas in charge of all arrangements.

Helen Cleo (Skaggs) Joines
Boonville, Indiana — Mrs. Helen Cleo (Skaggs) Joines, 74, of Boonville, Indiana died Friday, January 25, 2002 at Baker’s Rest Haven in Boonville.
Mrs. Joines had lived in Indiana for 35 years after having moved from Kentucky. She worked for Farbest Foods in Huntingburg, Indiana for over 20 years. Mrs. Joines was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Hilbert Lee Joines, in 1988.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda G. Uppencamp of Gentryville, In.; four sons, Larry Joines of Gentryville, Harold Joines of Chrisney, Gene Joines of Gentryville and Leo Joines of Marion; two sisters, Betty Becker of Loveland, Ohio and Alberta Hester of Lancaster, Kentucky; one brother, Coy Skaggs of Herndon, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at New Harmony Baptist Church in Clifty with Brother James Joines officiating. Burial followed in New Harmony Church Cemetery in Clifty.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of all arrangements.

Vera Orine Penrod
Drakesboro — Mrs. Vera Orine Penrod, 87, of Drakesboro died Sunday, January 27, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital after a short illness.
Mrs. Penrod was born in Muhlenberg County on June 10, 1914. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leander Penrod in 1984, and two sons, Bill Penrod and Coy Penrod and three daughters, Shelby DeArmond, Janice Green and Gearldine Gilliam.
Survivors include two sons, Darrel Penrod of Darrin, Il. and Barry Penrod of Cumberland City, Tn.; Five daughters, Shirley Moore of Cicero, Il., Judy Clark of Delcity, Ok., Karen Hogan of Lansing, Il. and Brenda Hogan and Gayla Phillips both of Beech Creek.; 29 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with Reverend Floyd R. Steele officiating. Burial will follow in Wyatts Chapel Cemetery.

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