LOUISVILLE - Martha Bivin, 94, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004 at Jefferson Manor in Louisville.
Born in Muhlenberg County, March 27, 1910, she was a member of First Christian Church in Greenville.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. George W. Pedigo, Jr.; three nieces, Katherine Pedigo Cheek, Ann Pedigo Martin and Betty Bivin; a nephew, Leslie L. Bivin; four great nieces and three great nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Dec. 9 at Gary’s Funeral Home.Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Dec. 10 in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.Pearson Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Christian Church in Greenville or donor’s favorite charity.
Jason Andrew Bidwell
MOORMAN - Jason Andrew Bidwell, 34, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at his residence.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Aug. 25, 1970, the son of Robert and Penny Bidwell of Moorman, he was a Boilermaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Moorman.
Survivors include a son, Henry Lee Bidwell of Island; a brother, Jeffrey Bidwell of Moorman; grandmother, Margie E. Miller of Moorman; and two nieces, Crystal Bidwell Travis and Bethany Bidwell.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Dec. 13 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Vincent and the Rev. Barry Davis officiating.Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery in Moorman.
Kathy Geneva Stevens
GREENVILLE - Kathy Geneva Stevens, 48, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Aug. 1, 1956, the daughter of Russell and Gena Drake of South Carrollton, she was a homemaker and a member of Gospel Lighthouse Apostolic in Russellville.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Stevens; three daughters, Angela Morris of Central City, Rebecca Neighbors of Belton and Debra Jennings of Madisonville; three brothers, Danny Drake and Marty Drake, both of South Carrollton, and Rusty Drake of Drakesboro; two sisters, Stephanie Wagoner of Centralia, Ill. and Kim Fleming of Livermore; grandfather, Bro. Ezra Miller of Greenville; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Dec. 14 at Tucker Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Suttles officiating.Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Lois Jane Stewart Wells
GREENVILLE - Lois Jane Stewart Wells, 74, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Feb. 21, 1930, she was a retired nurses aide and of Missionary Baptist faith.She was preceded in death by two sons, Donnie and Jeffery Stewart, and a grandson, Steven Jennings.
Survivors include her husband, John R. Wells; two sons, Douglas Wayne Stewart of Paducah and Rickey Dean Stewart of Evansville, Ind.; four daughters, Brenda Jennings of Graham, Sandra Oldham of Nebo, Sharon Rickard of Madisonville and Roxana Cottrell of Greenville; three sisters, Martha Mason and Louise Blackburn of Evansville, Ind., and Betty Mayhugh of Greenville; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 13 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Drury officiating.Burial followed in Graham Cemetery in Graham.
Jessie J. Arnold
BELTON - Jessie J. Arnold, 77, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, June 19, 1927, the daughter of the late Henry and Louisa Johnson, she owned and operated Arnold’s Grocery in Drakesboro and was a substitute teacher for the Muhlenberg County Board of Education.She enjoyed embroidering and playing Nintendo and her greatest achievement was tutoring children.She was preceded in death by three brothers, Justus Johnson, Wilbur Johnson and Thurmon Johnson.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Carl Arnold; six daughters, Sherry (Franklin) Embry of Drakesboro, Linda (Jerry) Hammers of Beechmont, Brenda (Randy) Clark, Darlene Smith and Donna (Gary) Johnson, all of Owensboro, and Teresa Arnold of Evansville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, Rodney (Tammy) Embry, Brian (Christina) Embry, Chad Embry, Amy (Keanen) Dukes, Casey Clark, Travis Clark, Tyler Smith, Melody Smith, Krystal Smith, Jeremy Jackson and Kesha Jackson; and six great-grandchildren, Chloe Embry, Tara Harris, Taylor Harris, Kali Noffsinger, Daisy Dukes and Kayla Dukes.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Dec. 13 at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Haire officiating.Burial followed in Mud River Union Cemetery in Belton.
Clara Mae Husk
CASPER, WYO. - Clara Mae Husk, 89, formerly of Greenville, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper, Wyo.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Aug. 25, 1915, the daughter of the lateGeorge R. and Mary P. Venerable, she was a secretary and a homemaker.She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville.She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William L. Husk.
Survivors include two sons, John Husk of Centennial, Colo. and Richard Husk of Casper, Wyo.; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 14 at Tompkins Funeral Home in Slaughters.Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in South Carrollton.
James A. “Sparky” Smith
SACRAMENTO — James A. “Sparky” Smith, 58, of Sacramento died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 at Owensboro Mercy Health System.
Born Dec. 31, 1944 in McLean County, he was retired from Peabody Coal Company after 33 years and was of the Pentecostal faith. He was a member of UMWA, enjoyed NASCAR and was a veteran of the National Guard.
He is survived by two daughters, Crystal Chandler of Sacramento and LaDonna “Tooter” Smith of Hanson; one grandson, Brandon Blake Shadowen; three brothers, Bobby R. Smith of Russellville, Boyd L. Smith of Sacramento and Donny Smith of Graham; four sisters, Marilyn Fulkerson of Madisonville, Betty Lou Dyer of Bremen, Lois Jones and Sue Capps, both of Sacramento; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 6, at Tucker Memorial Chapel Sacramento with the Rev. Benny Chandler officiating. Burial followed in New Cypress Cemetery in McLean County. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brandon Blake Shadowen College Education Fund, c/o Independence Bank, P. O. Box 39, Livermore, KY42352. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
GREENVILLE — Clorene McIntosh, 83, of Greenville died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 at her residence.
Born Aug. 12, 1919 in Muhlenberg County, she was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Moriah Church of Christ.
She is survived by one son, Dwight McIntosh of Indianapolis, Ind.; four daughters, Helen Dukes of Central City, Wilda Laney of Russellville, Phyllis Newman of Drakesboro and Sharon McIntosh of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Francis Hunt of Russellville.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 6, at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sylva Edward Kelly
GREENVILLE — Sylva Edward Kelly, 87, of Greenville died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 at Belle Meade Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
Born Jan. 25, 1915 in Todd County, the son ofElisha Thomas Kelly and Minnie Lee Johnson Kelly, he was a farmer and he loved to sing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Belle Kelly in 1999, two daughters, Irine Kelly and Glinda Gail Kelly and one son, Samuel Kelly.
He is survived by two sons, Walton Kelly of Rockport and William Kelly of Greenville; two daughters, Earline Morrison of Versailles, Mo. and Monda Cornelius of Dayesville, Ky.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial at Clifty Cemetery in Clifty, Ky. will be held at a later date. Gary’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jasper Thomas (Tom) Jarvis
GRAHAM — Jasper Thomas (Tom) Jarvis, 87, of Graham died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 at his residence after a lengthy illness.
Born Nov. 29, 1915 in Greenville, the son of Monroe and Pearl Rosetta Reeves Jarvis, he was a timber cutter and a World War II Navy veteran.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas Joe Jarvis of Graham and Paul Dean Jarvis of Benton, Ky.; one daughter, Paula Jean Jarvis of Middleton, Ohio; four stepdaughters, Relia Dukes of Depoy, Regina Williams of Greenville, Sarah Jarvis of Graham and Ola Merrel of White Plains; three stepsons, Ed Williams of Dexter, Ky., W. C. Williams of Depoy and Norman Williams of Graham; ten grandchildren; one great-grandson; several step grandchildren; and three sisters, Dorothy Jones of Mortons Gap, Daisy Woods of Shipman, Ill. and Mary Belle Hartman of Alton, Ill.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 8, at Gary’s Funeral Home with Bishop Joseph D. Steele officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery, Greenville. Gary’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
GREENVILLE — Chris Woodson, 71, of Greenville died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Born Dec. 2, 1931 in Muhlenberg County, she was a member of New Paradise Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She is survived by her spouse, Keith Woodson of Greenville; one son, Terrell Woodson of North Carolina; three daughters, Myira Borner of Sacramento, Cecelia Brand of Birmingham, Ala. and Dona Woodson of Madisonville; 8 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 9, at New Paradise Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Adcock and James Watkins officiating. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzeimer’s Association, Louisville Chapter, P. O. Box 6568, Louisville, Ky. 40206-0568. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Clemon Louise Johnson
FALLS OF ROUGH, KY — Clemon Louise Johnson, 80, of Falls of Rough, formerly of Central City, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002 at Twin Lakes Medical Center in Leitchfield.
Born April 30, 1922 in Muhlenberg County, she was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Caneyville.
She is survived by one son, James Johnson of Falls of Rough; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., also at Tucker Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Lou Fisher
PALM HARBOR, FLA. — Anna Lou Fisher, 97, of Palm Harbor, Fla. died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Palm Harbor.
Born March 27, 1905 in Greenville, she was the daughter of Ad Robertson and Ella Mae Wittson Robertson. She had lived in Dunedin, Fla., she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred S. Fisher and three sons, Robert Fisher, Paul Fisher and Ronald Fisher.
She is survived by three daughters, Patty Kelley of Batauia, Ohio, Ruby Arnold of Dunedin, Fla. and Nancy Hargis of Hamilton, Ohio; one son, John W. Trice of Belton; 20 grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 11, at 10 a.m. at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville. Funeral services will also be Wednesdayat 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Rob Gwaltney officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson Cemetery in Greenville.
Gary’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
HOPKINSVILLE — Margie Swinney, 89, of Hopkinsville died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center Emergency Room in Hopkinsville.
Born March 8, 1913 in Todd County, she was the only child of Homer Elsworth Cox and Pearl Glenn Cox. She was a homemaker and a substitute rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years before retiring in 1976. She was a member of Joines Chapel Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, E. W. Swinney in 1999.
She is survived by two sons, Bill Swinney and Larry (Pip) Swinney, both of Hopkinsville; one daughter, Mae Mefford of Bowling Green; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Revs. David Mefford and Jerry Sweeney officiating. Burial followed in Joines Chapel Cemetery. Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of arrangements.
Irene Bates Duncan
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — Irene Bates Duncan, 86, of St. Petersburg, formerly of Greenville and Central City, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 in a nursing home in Seminole, Fla.
She was a former beautician and was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Duncan and her father, H. W. Bates.
She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Bates of Central City; and two sisters, Wilma Wilcox of Central City and Betty C. Moore of San Antonio.
Visitation was Monday, Dec. 9, at Reese Funeral Home in Seminole, Fla. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memory Gardens in St. Petersburg. Reese Funeral Home in Seminole was in charge of arrangements.
Irvin R. Cisney
FRUITLAND PARK, FLA. — Irvin “Red” Cisney, 96, of Fruitland Park, Fla. died Nov. 5. 2002 at his residence.
Born May 27, 1906 in Greenville, Ky., he was one of 13 children born to Calep and Sarah Cisney. His father, Calep Wilson Cisney, served as tax commissioner of Muhlenberg County for many years.
Having moved to Michigan at the age of 16, he worked in Detroit as a cook and then as a truck driver and later operated his own restaurant. He eventually retired from General Motors in Grand Rapids, Mich. after 33 years of service. Irvin and his wife, Helen, wintered in Fla. for many years before moving to Zephyrhills several years ago. He was active and rode his bicycle daily well past his 95th birthday.
He is survived by his wife of more than 68 years, Helen Cisney; two daughters, Barbara Wilcox and husband, Harvey, of Apopka, Fla. and Glenda McComb and husband, Tom, of Leesburg, Fla; five grandchildren, Debbie Adkins and husband, Ty, of Fruitland Park, Fla., Cindy Masters and husband, Ron, of Palm Bay, Fla., Marsha Wilcox of Apopka, Fla., Renee Brandt of Midland, Mich. and Matt Wilcox and wife, Denise, of Titusville, Fla.; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He is also survived by his brother, Elgin Cisney, and wife, Doris, of Livonia, Mich.; one sister, Margarete Marmon of Spring Hill, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Grace Bible Baptist Church on Nov. 12, 2002 with the Rev. George A. Mumford, III officiating. Cremation was handled by Beyers Funeral Home of Leesburg, Fla.
Clarissa Ann Hightower
Clarissa Ann Hightower, 47, of Central City died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
The Muhlenberg County native was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, former member of the young adult choir, assisted with Vacation Bible School activities, worked with the Culinary Dept. of the church and served on various other committees.
Survivors include three brothers, George Hightower of Pittsburgh, Pa., Joseph Anthony (Pete) Hightower, Jr. of Owensboro and Everett (Ed) Hightower of Central City; six sisters, Alfreda Hightower of Orange, Calif., Martha Jean Hightower of Chicago, Ill.,
Darlene Thompson of Zion, Ill., Dorinda Harvey, Vera Hampton and Arlene Hightower, all of Central City; and two aunts, Dorothy H. Bibbs of Greenville and Lottie Parks of Indianapolis, Ind.
Visitation is from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday , Dec. 13, and from 12 - 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 atEbenezer Baptist Church in Central City. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, also at the church. Burial will follow in West End Cemetery in Greenville. Bibbs’ Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.