Anna Margorie Harris
Anna Margorie Harris, 78, of Central City died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born February 21, 1924 in Muhlenberg County, she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Wayne Harris, in 1988.
She is survived by three sisters, Bea Arnold of Central City, Demple Pryor of Drakesboro and Louise Covington of Greenville; one brother, Eugene Harris of Central City; two grandchildren, Brad Harris and Melissa Harris, both of Moorman; and one great-grandson, Justin Wayne Harris.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 12 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with the Rev. T. H. Davis officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Martha Shultz Shipp
GREENVILLE — Martha Shultz Shipp, 80, of Greenville died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002 in Muhlenberg Community Hospital Emergency Room after a sudden illness.
Born Nov. 19, 1922 in Owensboro, she was the daughter of Oscar Lewis Shultz and Olive Lake Hines Shultz. She grew up in Hartford and graduated from Hartford High School in 1940. She graduated from Murray State University in 1944 with a Bachelor of Arts in music and attended graduate school at Northwestern. She taught public school music in Princeton, Jefferson County, Ballard, Fern Creek and Longest Elementary. She also taught private piano lessons and was pianist and choir director at Greenville United Methodist Church where she was a member.
She is survived by one son, Rev. Ted Shipp of Louisville; one daughter, Barbara Ruffalo of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren, Samuel Shipp, Ella Shipp, Denis Ruffalo and Melissa Ruffalo; one sister, Rachel Neubauer of Denver, Colo. and one brother, O. L. Shultz of Nashville, Tenn.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 14 at Greenville United Methodist Church with Rev. William Bowling officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford. Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of arrangements.
Betty Ashby Williams
SACRAMENTO — Betty Ashby Williams, 61, of Sacramento died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 at her residence.
Born April 25, 1941 in McLean County, she was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 21 years. She served as Postmaster at Rumsey, Island and Sacramento. She was a member of the Sacramento Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rolland Williams in 1995.
She is survived by two sons, Eric Lee Williams and Stephen Mark Williams, both of Sacramento; four grandchildren; her mother, Louise Ashby of Sacramento; one sister, Helen Rickard of Sacramento; three brothers, Tommy Ashby of Owensboro, Henry Clay Ashby of Madisonville and Floyd Ashby of Sacramento.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 15 at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento with the Rev. Leslie Moody officiating. Burial followed in West School House Cemetery near Sacramento. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the West School House Cemetery Fund. Tucker Funeral Home in Sacramento was in charge of arrangements.
Julia E. Dukes
GRAND RIVERS — Julia E. Dukes,78, of Grand Rivers died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Born August 2, 1924 in Wheeler, Va., she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Dukes; three daughters, Anna Lynn Cox, Verna J. Stiefel and Viola Young, all of Hammond, Ind.; one son, Donald Nesmith of Hammond; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Naomi Vavrecan of Whiting, Ind. and Corinthy Kerr of Highland, Ind.; and one brother, Horace D. Kerr of North Carolina.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 16, at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with the Rev. T. H. Davis officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Eugene Wells
HOPKINSVILLE — Ronald Eugene Wells, 46, of Hopkinsville died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 at his residence of natural causes.
Born April 2, 1956, the son of Marylin Imogene Coombs Wells and the late William Chester Wells, he was a native of Greenville. He was employed by International Paper and Parkway Chevron and was a member of the Rodknockers Club. He attended the Church of God of Prophecy and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Rita Annette Hagan Wells; two sons, Timothy Gregg Wells Edge of Hopkinsville, Ronald Shane Wells Edge of England; a stepson, Brian Keith Hagan of Bowling Green; three daughters Bethanie, Jona and Joi Melander, all at home; four brothers, John Carl Wells of Greenville, Kenneth Wayne and David Keith Wells, both of Crofton, Thomas Kevin Wells of Crab Orchard; a foster brother, David Stanley Wade of Crofton; a sister, Sheila Elaine Jackson of Rasca, Ga. and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 14, at Lamb Funeral Home with the Revs. Carl Eldridge and Darrell Russell officiating. Burial with military rites followed in Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Muhlenberg County.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Pennyroyal Hospice or to the American Cancer Society. Lamb Funeral Home in Hopkinsville was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth T. Newman
MIAMI, FLA. — Ruth T. Newman, 87, of Miama, Fla. died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002 at Kendall Nursing Center in Miami.
Born June 24, 1915 in Lexington, Ky., she was the daughter of Edward B. Trammel and Letty Bell Johnson Trammel. She had lived in Florida for the past 20 years and was a librarian.
She is survived by her husband, James A. Newman of Miami; one stepdaughter, Eleanor Ely of Binota Springs, Fla.; two step-grandchildren; two step- great-grandchildren; and one brother, Vernon Trammel of Lexington.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 16, at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Rob Gwaltney officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.
Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of arrangements.
James Robert “Jim Bob” Reynolds
BELTON — James Robert “Jim Bob” Reynolds, 80, of Belton died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002 at Owensboro Mercy Hospital.
Born Dec. 26, 1921 in Muhlenberg County, he was retired from P & M Coal Co. and was a member of Beechmont Church of Christ. He was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Morgan Reynolds; four daughters, Nila Jewel(Gordon) Gates and Martha (Claude) Roberson, both of Belton, Dorothy (Jimmie) Revlett of Drakesboro, and Nancy (Gary) Carr of Demotte, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Christine Baker of Belton; Belle Travis of Browder and Wanda Shinall of New Albany, Ind.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Beliles and Darrell Puryear officiating. Burial followed in Horton’s Chapel Cemetery. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Edith G. White
LIMA, OH — Edith G. White, 48, ofLima, Ohio died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 at her residence.
Born April 3, 1954, she was the daughter of John “Bill” Carter and Alice Rhodes. She worked for Champaign Residential Services for 13 years as a Habilitation Director and she attended Wapakoneta Church of the Nazarene. She was preceded in death by one brother, Coy Carter and one sister, Ruth Hope.
She is survived by her husband, Albert White, Jr., of Lima, Ohio; one son, David Stephens of Lima; one daughter, Tira Stephens of Columbus, Ohio; two stepsons, Shawn (Gretchen) White of Lima and Shannon White of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers, Kenneth Carter and Larry (Reba) Carter, both of Centertown, Ky., and John (Shirley) Carter of Lima; three sisters, Bonnie (Ronnie) Clothier of Hartford, Ky., Barbara (Lonnie) Williams of Greenville and Alva Alverson of Central City; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 14, at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima with Pastor Ward Lewis officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery in Lima. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Rita’s Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Betty Ann Raymer
DOVER PLAINS, NY — Betty Ann Raymer, 46, of Dover Plains, N.Y. died Dec. 13, 2002 at her residence.
Born Jan. 22, 1956, she was a resident of Drakesboro from 1976 through Sept. 1990 when she moved to Patterson, N.Y. where she served as a volunteer in the nine-year construction project of the Watchtower Educational Center. She attended the Kindom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for the past 12 years.
She is survived by her father, Rolland Raymer, Sr., of Drakesboro; two sisters, Renee Jenson of Bowling Green and Rebecca Buege of Drakesboro; one brother, Butch Raymer of Springfield, Ky.; and nine nieces and nephews who she loved as her own. Memorial services will be held Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at Brewster Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Brewster, N.Y.
Belinda M. Warren
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mrs. Belinda McKinney Warren, 53, of Charlotte died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002.
The daughter of George W. and Myrna Jarvis McKinney, formerly of Lewisburg and Greenville, she was a graduate of Highsmith School of Nursing in Fayetteville, N.C. and was a registered nurse at University Hospital in Charlotte.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Edmond L. Warren of Charlotte; a son, Lee Warren of Charlotte; a daughter, Louise Warren of Charlotte; and two sisters Patricia Sleem of Fayetteville and Deborah Bullard of Wilmington.
Funeral services and burial were in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Evelyn Bates, 94, of Central City died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002 at Belle Meade Nursing Center in Greenville.
Born July 12, 1908 in Bremen, she was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Central City. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. W. Bates in 1972; one grandson, Ronnie E.Wilcox in 1989; and one stepdaughter, Irene Duncan in 2002.
She is survived by two daughters, Wilma Wilcox of Central City; Betty Moore of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Tucker Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m., also at Tucker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeff DiMatties officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Tucker Funeral Home in Central City is in charge of arrangements.
Gwendolyn J. Higgs
Gwendolyn J. Higgs, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Dec. 18, 1920, she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Higgs; a daughter, Patsy; and a son, Charles.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Joe Higgs of Utica and Ronnie Higgs of Central City; four daughters, Mimi Faye Harris of Grove, Okla., Jamie Mehne and Candy Allega, both of Evansville, Ind., and Sheila Huffman of Booneville, Ind.; a brother, Jim LaMastus of Owenboro; four sisters, Golda Mae Pendley and Betty Noffsinger, both of Central City, Bobbie Carr of Dayton, Ohio and Dorothy Toll of Evansville, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 18 great great-grandchildren; and one great great great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Dec. 10 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Lowery officiating.Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Bobby Jefferson Yates
GREENVILLE - Bobby Jefferson Yates, 66, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital emergency room after a lengthy illness.
Born in Muhlenberg County, April 21, 1938, the son of Mable SusanVincent Yates and the late Clyde Yates, he was a construction worker for many years and of Baptist faith.He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam.He was preceded in death a sister, Lillian Hill, and a brother, Benny Yates..
Survivors include two sons, Jeff J. Yates of Adolphus, Ky., and Billy Yates of New Cypress; three daughters, Vickie Looney of Powderly, Patricia Lassiter of Adolphus and Melinda Peace of Bremen; a sister, Betty Jayne Green of Owensboro; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 9 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. T.H. Davis officiating.Burial followed in New Cypress Cemetery in Greenville.
Lawrence A. Shanks
SYMMES TOWNSHIP, OHIO - Lawrence A. Shanks, 87, formerly of Bremen, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004.
The son of the late James Claude and Rittie Carolyn Vincent Shanks, he was a lifetime member of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Mason, Ohio.He was preceded in death by four sisters, Maureen, Lila, Ruby and Bernice; a brother, Ramond, and an infant brother.
Survivors include his wife, Helen D. Ward Shanks; one son, Douglas A. Shanks of Wilder; two sisters, Anna Elizabeth Green of Sacramento and Ruth Madeline “Sue” Hamm of Lake Wynoka, Ohio; a brother, Edward Eugene Shanks of Elizabethton, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 12 at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento.Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Bremen.Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home in Loveland, Ohio was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to Heritage Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 6546 S. Mason Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040.
John W. “Bill” Hill, Jr.
SACRAMENTO - John W. “Bill” Hill, Jr., 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Born in Hopkins County, Nov. 2, 1933, he was a mechanic for Peabody Coal Company and a member of Cypress Primitive Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Bree Whitfield.
Survivors include his wife, June Barnett Hill; two sons, John William Hill III of Williamsburg and Danny Keith Hill of Roberts; two daughters, Beverly Whitfield of Sacramento and Jill Smith of Central City; a brother, Raymond Earl Hill of Lexington; a sister, Wanda Branson of Anton; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Dec. 11 at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento with elder Robert Chandler and elder Steve Whitaker officiating.Burial followed in Poplar Grove Cemetery.
Anna Laura O’Bannon
BREMEN - Anna Laura O’Bannon, 80, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, April 25, 1924, she was a housewife and a member of Martwick Baptist Church in Central City.
Survivors include four sons, Jerry Franklin O’Bannon of Central City, Harold Edward O’Bannon of Belton, Michael O’Bannon of Madisonville and Steven O’Bannon of Greenville; four daughters, Anna Jewell Hawks of Dyersburg, Tenn., Martha June Pendley of Greenville, Sandy Garrett of Bremen and Lisa Gail Jackson of Powderly; two brothers, Earl Ray Pointer of Sacramento and Harold Pointer of Powderly; two sisters, Imogene LeGrand and Mary Booth, both of Central City; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 11 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. T.H. Davis officiating.Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Arthur W. Brothers, Jr.
GREENVILLE - Arthur W. Brothers, Jr., 76, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital emergency room after a short illness.
Born in Muhlenberg County, March 24, 1928, the son of the late Arthur W. Brothers, Sr. and Minnie Mae Eaves Brothers, he was a retired shop steward at Brown-Williamson Tobacco Company in Louisville for 30 years and a 1946 graduate of Greenville High School.
Survivors include a sister, Magelene Wells of Louisville and a cousin, Dorothy Ball of Central City.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 11 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Miller officiating.Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.