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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 - 53

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Date: Wednesday, 3 November 2010, at 11:07 a.m.

Dennie Rager
Dennie Rager, 90, of Central City, died October 18, 2002 at his residence.
Born in Muhlenberg County, he was a farmer, coal miner and horse trader. He attended Powderly Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Luefena Stobaugh Rager; two daughters, Retha Rager Allen of Bremen and Dorothy Rager Shanks of Central City; two sisters, Dellie Antle and Flora Rager, both of Central City; four grandchildren, Rev. Tony Shanks of Greenville, Teresa Shanks Joines of Bremen, Deborah Allen of Rosemont, Illinois and Timothy Allen of Central City; eight great-grandchildren, Lucas and Coe Shanks of Greenville, Meghan and Lauren Joines of Bremen, Desiree Ferguson of Rosemont, Illinois, Neomi Allen of Bremen, Valerie Burgess of Michigan and Adrian Allen of Chicago, Illinois; two great great grandchildren, Jena Marie Allen and Xavier Cain Allen, both of Bremen.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 22 at Tucker Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Shemwell officiating, assisted by Bro. Tony Shanks. Burial followed in Cherry Hill Cemetery in Central City.

Delia R. Knight
BEECH CREEK — Delia R. Knight, 80, of Beech Creek, died October 18, 2002 at her residence.
Born January 30, 1922 in Muhlenberg County, she was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd H. “Jabby” Knight.
She is survived by three sons, Roger Knight of Beech Creek, Bill Knight and Elwood Knight, both of Belton; six grandchildren, Cammi Knight, Chad Knight, Michael “Mickey” Knight, Kristi Seidenfaden, Lauren Knight, and Kevin Knight; one brother, Harold Ray Whitney of Beech Creek; one sister, Willie Mae Vinson of Owensboro.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 21, at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby N. Davis officiating. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery in Drakesboro.

Bobby Ray Foray
BREMEN — Bobby Ray Foray, 30, of Bremen, died Thursday, October 17, 2002 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Born in Chicago, he was a motel employee and a member of Church Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dalton Jeffery Foray and Jordan Seth Peveler, both of Bremen; one daughter, Allison Taylor Foray of Belton; parents, Jeff and Renee Reed of Bremen and Donnie and Karen Cook of Round Lake Beach, Illinois; two brothers, Donnie Foray of Jeffersonville, Indiana and Eric Cook of Round Lake Beach, Illinois; one sister, Lynn Kloepffer of Round Lake Beach, Illinois; two nieces, Shana Foray and Dawnielle Foray, both of Jeffersonville, IN; one nephew, Koty Cook of Round Lake Beach, IL; and many aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Sunday , October 20 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Danny Greene officiating. Burial followed in Gish Cemetery.

William “Billy” Allen Agee
EVANSVILLE — William “Billy” Allen Agee, 49, of Evansville, died October 16, 2002 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
Born February 14, 1953 in Muhlenberg County, he was a member of Beech Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Linda McFarland of Evansville and Brenda Dooley of Jeffersonville, IN; one brother, Danny Agee of Franklin, TN.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 18 at Tucker Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery. Tucker Funeral Home in Central City was in charge of arrangements.

Alice M. Ellis Davis
SACRAMENTO — Alice M. Ellis Davis, 80, of Sacramento, died October 15, 2002 at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville.
Born August 27, 1922 in McLean County, she was a homemaker and was a member of Poplar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McLean County. She wrote church news for the McLean County News for several years, enjoyed gardening, flowers, quilting and working for the Lord.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence C. Davis; two sons, Eugene Davis and Dynis A. Davis, both of Sacramento; two daughters, Sherril M. Duncan of Central City and Doris J. Smiley of Madisonville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one brother, Glen Ellis of Sacramento; and two sisters, Dorothy S. Thaxton and Patricia Ann Rickard, both of Sacramento.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 18 at Tucker Memorial Chapel with Rev. Roy Gene Ellis, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Poplar Grove Cemetery in McLean County. Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento was in charge of arrangements.

Cora Pearl Beck
LEWISBURG — Cora Pearl Beck, 93, of Lewisburg, died October 17, 2002 at Owensboro Mercy Hospital.
Born October 28, 1908 in Muhlenberg County, she was a retired assembly line worker with Firestone in Akron, Ohio.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 21 at Tucker Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Melton officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Muhlenberg County Humane Society.

Willie Ruth Vincent Bolen
DRAKESBORO — Willie Ruth Vincent Bolen, 71, of Drakesboro, died October 16, 2002.
Born August 25, 1931 in Muhlenberg County, she was a member of Woodson Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Bishop of Drakesboro; three grandchildren, Larry, Scott and Tony Duvall; and one sister, Wanda Gunterman of Ennis.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 19 at Tucker Funeral Home with Mike Chambers officiating. Burial followed in Coleman Cemetery. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Jean Vick
DRAKESBORO — Barbara Jean Vick, 54, of Drakesboro, died October 19, 2002 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Born August 8, 1948 in Chicago, she was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her husband, Lamon Ray Vick, Sr.; six sons, Larry Allen, Kenny Lee Vick and Steven Roy Vick, all of Central City, Lamon Ray Vick, Jr. of Chicago, Robert Vick of Louisville and David Adam Vick of Drakesboro; one grandchild, Joslyn Vick; two sisters, Florence May Allen and Joanne Goodwin, both of Rockwood, Tennessee.
Private funeral services and burial were held. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William R. Hocker
GREENVILLE — William R. Hocker, 56, of Greenville, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.
Born March 25, 1946, he was the son of Jessie Hocker and Nora Rust Hocker. He was a retired dump operator for Tennessee Valley Authority and was a member of Richardson’s Chapel General Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Sandra Blake Hocker; one son, William T. Hocker of Beechmont; three daughters, LaVonda Stevens of Browder, Sandra Christine Ritchie and Stephanie Bolinger, both of Greenville; four grandchildren, Allie Stevens, Cody Bolinger, Dustin Bolinger and Noah Ritchie; one brother, Johnny Hocker of Greenville and one sister, Rita Perry of Central City.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 18 at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with Rev. T. H. Davis officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery in Central City. Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Walker
GREENVILLE — Marjorie Walker, 72, of Greenville died October 17, 2002 at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Greenville.
Born March 1, 1930 in Marion, Kentucky, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Wayne Fulkerson.
Survivors include one son, John E. (Robin) Fulkerson of Greenville; two daughters, Sherrie (George) Buchanan of Bremen and Patricia (Needy) Walker of Greenville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Dorch Harwell of Clyde, Texas.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 21 at Tucker Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Foster officiating. Burial followed in Nelson Creek Cemetery. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Shorty Whitmer
BREMEN — Shorty Whitmer, 71, of Bremen died October 17, 2002 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
Born November 20, 1930 in McLean County, he was a retired coal miner and farmer and was employed as a security guard at the time of his death. He was a member of Bethlehem Church in Bremen.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Hickerson Whitmer; one son, Jonathan Whitmer of Bremen; one daughter, Donna Hudson of Bremen; three grandchildren, Darrin Teague of Murray, KY, Megan Hosford of Gainsfield, FL and Jeremy Hudson of Lexington; two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 20 at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento with Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Bremen. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William Everett McDonald
William Everett McDonald, 80 of Central City, died October 17, 2002 at Bowling Green Medical Center in Bowling Green.
Born August 13, 1922 in Muhlenberg County, he was a retired railroad inspector, employed by I.C. Rail Road and was a member and a past deacon of Cherry Hill Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rhoby Deweese McDonald; one son, Tommy McDonald of Martineza, California; one daughter, Ann Dukes of Central City; three grandchildren, Kathy, DeAnn and Kristi; three great grandchildren, Brittany, Seth and Morgan.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 20 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating, assisted by Rev. Travis Fox. Burial followed in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Tucker Funeral Home in Central City was in charge of arrangements.

Viola Yates Lynn
WHITE PLAINS — Viola Yates Lynn, 94, of White Plains, died Saturday, October 19, 2002 at her residence after a short illness.
Born March 20, 1908 in Webster County, she was a retired nursing aid and was a member of East Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Girt Lynn in 1986, a son, Gordon Lynn in 1996 and great grandson, Matthew Paul in 1998.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Davis of Graham and Helen Moore of White Plains; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 20 great great grandchildren and one sister, Cleona Courtney of Indianapolis, IN.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 22, with Rev. Ellis Payne officiating. Burial followed in Corley Chapel Cemetery in Graham. Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Lovie Saulsberry Sr.
Arthur Lovie Saulsberry Sr., 82, of Central City, died Saturday, October 19, 2002 at his residence.
The Muhlenberg County native was a member of New Emanuel Baptist Church in Central City where he served on the deacon board and was assistant treasurer.
Survivors include a son, Arthur Saulsberry, Jr. of Central City; a daughter, Marie Martin of Central City; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and a sister, Annie Helen Peoples of Louisville.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. October 23 at New Emanuel Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held October 23 at 1 p.m. at New Emanuel Baptist Church in Central City. Burial will follow in West End Cemetery in Greenville. Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Opal Elaine Courtney
GREENVILLE — Opal Elaine Courtney, 88, of Greenville, died at the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness.
Born March 22, 1914 in Muhlenberg County, she was a member of the Greenville United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Dempsey Courtney in 1978.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Countzler of Greenville; two granddaughters, Stacey Warren of Tallahassee, Florida and Sue Countzler of Piggott, AR; four great grandchildren, Brooke Warren, Blair Warren, Elyse Warren and Brittany Warren; and one sister, Blondena Miller of Madisonville.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 20 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, conducted by granddaughters, Stacey Warren and Sue Countzler. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Vernon Perdue. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. Gary’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Neva Nell Williams
LOUISVILLE — Neva Nell Williams, 86, of Louisville, died Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at Audubon Hospice Inpatient Unit.
Born November 22, 1915 in Greenville to Egbert and Myrtle Latham Williams, she was retired administrator for University of Louisville School of Medicine-Surgery Department. She was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Greenville. She attended St. Paul United Methodist Church in Louisville.
Survivors include her brother, Ellis Williams; her nephew and family, Tom, Corinne, Thomas, Amy and Kyle Williams, all of Louisville; her friend and caregiver, Geneva Johnson, also of Louisville; nieces and nephews, Alice Williams of East Lansing, MI, Sharon, Paul and James Thomas Williams, all of Northern Virginia.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 22 at Pearson’s Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial will follow at a later date in the family cemetery, Pleasant Hill, near Greenville. Pearson’s Funeral Home in Louisville was in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the charity of your choice.

Ann Bastin Brooks
Ann Bastin Brooks, 88, of Central City, died October 19, 2002 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Born January 17, 1914 in Muhlenberg County, she was a homemaker and retired teacher and was a charter member of the New Testament Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Michael Brooks of Central City and John Garfield Brooks of Bagdad, KY; three grandchildren, Allen Brooks, Amy Hobgood and Chris Brooks; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 21 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. George Carman officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Isabelle Martin Woodard
OWENSBORO — Isabelle Martin Woodard, 74, of Owensboro, died Thursday, October 17, 2002 at Suburban Hospital in Louisville.
Born in Greenville, she was a self employed and was a homemaker. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Woodard on August 13, 2001 and by a daughter, Margaret Paulette Prude who died October 22, 2001.
Survivors include one son, James Woodard of Louisville; three daughters, Martine Prude of Washington, DC and Marva Jean Prude Morehead of Greenville and Teresa Woodard Exum of Lake Ridge, VA; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 - 5 p.m. on Friday, October 25 at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro and after 11 a.m. on Saturday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m., also at James H. Davis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro.

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