Lois Edwin Galyen
GREENVILLE - Lois Edwin Galyen, 93, died August 24, 2002, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital following serveral months of illness.
Mr. Galyen was born May 14, 1909, in Todd Countyto Clarence and Fleader (Latham) Galyen.He was a member and deacon of Roland Memorial Baptist Church and was retired as a self employed painter and electrician.He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Jane Galyen in October 1995, also two infant sons, four sisters, Mary Putty, Lucille Hope, Captola Webb, Victola Dallas, and one brother Clyde Galyen.
Survivors include six sons, Kenneth Galyen and Don Galyen, both of Greenville, Douglas Galyen of Benton, KY,Harold Galyen of Evensville, TN,Larry Galyen of Brownsburg, IN,Jerry Galyen of Clearwater, FL;two daughters, Dean Miller of Sacramento and Diane Brewer of Belton;17 grandchildren, two step grandchilren, 23 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 26, 2002 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. John Galyen officiating, assisted by Rev. Darell Eldridge.Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery in Greenville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Gideons or Roland Memorial Church.
Edward Lee Higgs
GREENVILLE - Edward Lee Higgs, 58, of Greenville, died at his residence on Aug. 23, 2002 following an illness.
Mr. Higgs was born on Aug. 21, 1944 in Jefferson County, KY and was a retired construction worker.He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Owensboro.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Higgs of Greenville;one son, James E. Higgs of Bremen;four grandchildren;and three sisters, Cindy Rowe of Illinois, Patricia Ann Sanders of Mt. Vernon, IN and Regina Daugherty.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 25, 2002, at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Paul Drury officiating.Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Phillip Wayne Flener
CENTRAL CITY - Phillip Wayne Flener, 51, of Central City died August 26, 2002, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Mr. Flener was born September 24, 1950 in Muhlenberg County.He was a saw mill worker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his ex-wife, Geraldine Flener of Central City;five daughters, Stacy Flener of Livermore, Charline Stanley of Millport, Darline Bullock of Moorman, Dalleta Smith of Central City and Shalline Smith of Greenville;four sons, Jessey Mofield of Evansville, Robert Mofield and Edward Mofield, both of Booneville, IN and John Smith of Central City;16 grandchildren;five brothers, Robert Flener of Central City,Joe Flener, Walton Flener, Lee Flener and Ricky Flener all of Moorman;three sisters, Dorothy William of Belton, Betty Markwell of Bremen and Carolyn Neal of Houston, TX.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Gary Taylor officiating.Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
ODIN - Thomas T. Preston, 62, of Odin, died August 2, 2002, atSalem Township Hospital.
Mr. Preston was born as Bennie Ray Pointer in Central City on February 27, 1940, the son of Ecklus and Lilli Pointer.He married Melinda Holsapple of Odin and she survives.
In addition to his wife Mr. Preston is survived by one son, Ben Pointer and spouse, Julie, of Scott Air Force Base;three daughters, Denise Burkhart and spouse, Vincel of Versailles, MO., Cassie Jones and spouse Chris of Salem and Jenilee Preston of Odin;two brothers, Gary Pointer and Ronnie Pointer, both of Kentucky;three sisters, Norma Jean, Betty and Jo Ann, all of Kentucky;special friend Martha Jo Pointer;and seven grandchildren, Marcus Burkhart, Kirstin Burkhart, Kyle Pointer, Kaylee Pointer, Hailey Jones, Carlee Jones and Logan Jones.
Mr. Preston was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Kimberly, two brothers, Louis and Richard, and three sisters, Jewell May, Louise and Matti.
He was retired after serving over 21 years in the U. S. Army with specialty training in military intelligence. He retired as a first sergeant.He was highly decorated and served in the Vietnam War.He lived in Odin for 24 years after moving from Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.
Funeral services were held August 6, 2002 at the Irvin Funeral Home Chapel in Odin with Mike Stallard and Stan Morrison officiating.Interment followed at Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin with full military honors.Memorials may be made to the Odin First Baptist Church.
John David Huffine
LOUISVILLE - John David Huffine, 75, of Louisville and formerly of Greenville died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002 at Caritas Medical Center in Louiville.
Mr. Huffine was a former golf pro at the Greenville Country Club.He retired from the KGA and the PGA and was a Navy veteran.
He is survived by a son, J. Kenneth Huffine;a sister, Jane H. McCrorey;two nephews,J.J. and Paul McCrorey;and a niece, Penny Downing.
Funeral services were held Aug. 26, 2002 at Ratterman’s Funeral Home.Expressions of sympathy may go to the American Cancer Society.
CENTRAL CITY - Paul Gordon Eaves, 89, of Central City, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at his residence in Central City.
Born in Muhlenberg County, he was owner and operator of Eaves Salvage for over 40 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Central City. He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Ted Eaves.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Thelma Pittman Eaves; one son, William Fred Eaves of Central City; one daughter, Barbara Jean Eaves Thompson of Central City; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 15, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Curtis McGehee officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
CENTRAL CITY - Charles “Charlie” Lewis Fields, 68, of Central City, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at his residence in Central City.
Born August 30, 1933 in Muhlenberg County, he was a retired policeman from Central City Police Department where he was employed for 23 years. He was a member of Nelson Creek Church.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Mary Hawes Fields; two sons, Keenan Fields of Central City and Corey Fields of Bowling Green; three daughters, Erin Fields of Central City, Charleen Harris of Wayerly, Missouri and Rebecca Burke of Sweet Spring, Missouri; seven grandchildren; one brother, Billy Fields of Oakland City, Ind.; and one sister, Pat Tucker of Greenville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 17, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Tim Adcock officiating and Reverend Donnie Wilkins assisting. Burial followed in Nelson Creek Cemetery in Nelson Creek.
CENTRAL CITY - Panzella Saulsberry, 74, of Central City, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at her home.The Muhlenberg County native was a member of New Emanuel Baptist Church in Central City where she served on the Mother’s Board and also served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur Saulsberry, Sr.;one son, Arthur Saulsberry, Jr.;a daughter, Marie Martin, all of Central City;13 grandchildren;and 15 great grandchildren.
Services were heldSunday, August 18, 2002 at New Emanuel Baptist Church in Central City followed byburial in West End Cemetery, Greenville. Bibbs’ Funeral Home.
Betty Jean Brown
CENTRAL CITY - Betty Jean Brown, 75, of Central City died August 15, 2002 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born September 17, 1926 in McCracken County, she was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Central City.
Survivors include her husband, Walton Brown; three sons, Vincent Blackburn of Texas, Robert W. Brown of Beech Creek andStanley W. Brown of Benton;two daughters, Patricia Ford of Greenville and Jennifer Morris of Owensboro;eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 18, 2002 atTucker Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. James Shutt officiating and Rev. Joe Pharris assisting.Burial followed in Fairmont Cemetery in Central City.
ST. CLAIRE, MICHIGAN - Deborah Gladys Barber LaVine, 49, of St. Clair, Michigan, formerly of Muhlenberg County (Beechmont), died Saturday, August 3, 2002 in Wayne County in Detroit, Michigan.
Born October 20, 1952 in Muhlenberg County, she was a member of Cross Pointe Baptist Church in Owensboro.She was formerly employed by Cowden Sewing Factory in Central City, Peabody and Island Creek Coal Company for 10 years and food catering service in St. Claire, Michigan.She enjoyed gardening, cooking, music, ceramics and her cats.
Survivors include her parents, Bob and Mary Alice Barber of Beechmont;three sisters, Bonnie (Ron) Piers of Wilkinson, Ind., Betty (Pat) Shelton of Elberfeld, Ind. and Pam (Greg) Porter of Penrod;and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 10, 2002, at Tucker Funeral Home in Beechmont with Reverend Jerry Troutman officiating.Burial followed in Peanut Cemetery in Drakesboro.
Audrey Bowen Rowe
CENTRAL CITY - Audrey Bowen Rowe, 79, of Central City, died August 16, 2002 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born February 20, 1923 in Ohio County, she was a homemaker and a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.She waspreceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Rowe and by her daughter, Linda Rowe Jamison.
Survivors include one son,Jerry Rowe;one daughter, Tammy Latham; five grandchildren, Marty Rowe, Dean Rowe, Chris Rowe, Mandy Latham Jones and Justin Latham; and six great grandchildren, two sisters, Hazel Everly of Evansville, Indiana and Jewell Dean Jennings of Bedford, Indiana.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 19, 2002, at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Ernest Bean officiating, assisted by Rev. T. H. Davis and Rev. Curtis McGehee.Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Ella Mae Tooley Powell
CENTRAL CITY - Ella Mae Tooley Powell, 85, of Central City died Saturday, August 17, 2002, ather daughter’s residence in Central City.
Born January 22, 1917 in Grayson County, she was a homemaker and a member of Crossing Holiness Church in Central City.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Shelby Tooley, her second husband, Clyde Powell andthree sons, Willard Tooley, Willis Tooleyand Randall Tooley.
Survivors include four sons, Amer Walson “Dub” Tooley of Princeton, James “Chuck” Tooley of Central City, Wilbur Tooley of Central City, Jerry Tooley of Rutlin, Illinois;two daughteres, Brenda Duvall of Central City and Jean Cagle of Phoenix, Arizona;one stepson, Sonny Powell of Greenville;43 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren and 20 great great grandchildren; two sisters, Nellie Jones of Central City and Ester Huff of Greenville;two brothers, Elijah King of Nonell and Tony King of Cleaton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Penrod officiating, assisted by the Rev. Hershel Drake. Burial followed in the Nelson Creek Cemetery.
Lousie Myers Hayes
BOWLING GREEN - Louise Myers Hayes of Bowling Green, formerlyof Central City, died Sunday, August 18, 2002, at Medco Nursing Home in Bowling Green.
Born September 4, 1912 in Powderly, Kentucky, she was a retired nurse and a member of Fourth Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
Survivors inlcude two sons, Samuel Herbert Riley of Owenton, Kentucky, Donald Clyde Riley of Owensboro;one daughter, Martha Truax, of Lexington; six grandchildren, several great grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Allison of Bowling Green and Jacquelan Gregory of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Gravesideservices were held Tuesday, August 20, 2002, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City with the Reverend W.R. Cook officiating.
Oscar M. “Frosty” Rainwaters
SACRAMENTO - Oscar M. “Frosty” Rainwaters, 60, of Sacramento, died Sunday, August 18, 2002, at his residence in Sacramento.
Born June 23, 1942 in Muhlenberg County, he was a truck driver for Warner Enterprise. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Doris “Vantuyl” Rainwaters;one son, David Bartley Rainwaters of Sacramento;one daughter, Barbara Lynn Whittinghill of Sacramento and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 20, 2002,at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento.Burial followed in Briar Creek Cemetery.
MADISONVILLE - Millard “Wayne” McElroy, 60, of Madisonville, Kentucky, formerly of Muhlenberg County,died Friday, August 16, 2002, at his residence.
Born December 17, 1941 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Roy McElroy and Cleo Hendricks McElroy.He retired from Peabody Coal Company in 1991 as a maintenance foreman.He was a member of Briar Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Muhlenberg County and was the former owner of Sparkle Clean Car Wash. He was preceded in death by their daughter, Sonya Laine McElroy on July 12, 1985.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Bonnie Shelton McElroy of Madisonville;one daughter, Ronda Drum of Gillette, WY;one brother, Larry McElroy of Sacramento, KY;and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 19, 2002 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Ellis and Rev. Ronnie Hendricks officiating.A private graveside burial followed atBethlehem Cemetery in Madisonville.
Memorials may take the form of donations to Green River Hospice.
Carlos Buford English
BREMEN - Carlos Buford English, 77, died Friday, August 16, 2002 at his home in Bremen.He was born April 28, 1925 at Stringtown in Muhlenberg County.He was a member of Richardson Chapel General Baptist Church and was a World War II army veteran.He was a U.M.W.A. retired coal miner having worked at Luzerne, Vogue, Sinclair and retiring from River Queen.He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane English who died August 18, 1999.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia (James) Locke of Greenville;one son, Michael (Jan) English of Sacramento;two sisters, Eleanor Ooton of Bremen and Mae Emily Devine of Drakesboro;two grandchildren, Chris Locke of New Baden, Illinois and Tischa Locke of Bremen;two great grandchildren, Laren Locke and Madyson Locke.
Graveside services were conducted Sunday, August 18, 2002 at New Harmony Cemetery by Rev. T. H. Davis.
CENTRAL CITY - Mary Mobberly, 95 of Central City died Monday, August 19, 2002 at her granddaughter’s home in Alanta where she resided for the last five years while battling cancer.
Born May 10, 1907 in Muhlenberg County, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Central City. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clarence Mobberly, Sr. and son, William Clarence Mobberly, Jr.
Survivors include one brother, Rex Master of Utah; two granddaughters, Deborah Bonner of Alanta, Georgia and Mary Jane Lalla of New Orleans; three great-grandchildren, Katherine, Nicholas, and Alexander.
Graveside services will be held Friday, August 23, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fairmont Cemtery with the Rev. Jeff Dimatties officiating.
DALLAS, TEXAS — Martha Shelton Wolf died Sunday, August 19, 2001 at her home in Dallas, Texas.
Born in 1915 in Greenville, Kentucky, she was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arch Shelton, was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Oates and the niece of Mrs. J.E. Wickliffe. She had lived in Dallas since 1951. She held degrees from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, and the University of Texas, and attended SMU. She was a Diplomate Jungian Analyst, former Director of the C.G. Jung Educational Center in Houston, former President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Dallas, member of the Junior League of Dallas and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Peggy Wolf; and two grandsons, Tyler and Parker Wolf.
There will be a memorial service, where her ashes will be interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Greenville, on Monday, August 26, 2002 at 10 a.m.
L. D. Vincent
CENTRAL CITY — L.D. Vincent, 85, of Central City died at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville.
Born March 26, 1917 in Muhlenberg County, he was a farmer and a member of Fairview C.P. Church.
Survivors include one brother, Felix Vincent of Central City; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 9, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with James Talley officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Bremen.
ROCKPORT — Michael Harris, 34, of Rockport died at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Born January 22, 1968 in Muhlenberg County to Tommy and Donna Harris of Rockport, he was a salesman and a member of Rockport Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents, Tommy and Donna Harris of Rockport; two brothers, Jimmy Harris of Butler County and Bobby Harris of Rockport; one sister, Samantha Hoover of Hartford; his grandmother, Dorothy Doss of Beaver Dam; one aunt and uncle; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 9, 2002 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Reverend Reese officiating. Burial followed in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.