Allen Duane Harper
CLEATON Allen Duane Harper, 50, died Wednesday, Aug. 18 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County Aug. 13, 1954 he was a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Harper; his mother and step-father Billie Faye and Chico Rodriguez; his father and step-mother Willie D. and Judy Harper; a daughter, Brandy (Jeffery) Bratcher; four sons, Danny Harper, Dean O’Reilly, Don O’Reilly and Adam Slinker; two brothers, Michael Bentancourt and Mark Bentancourt; four sisters, Martha Lavori, Becky Woods, Karen Anderson and Sharon Franklin; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial followed at Miller Cemetery in Cleaton.
Cleatus R. Stewart
BREMEN Cleatus Ray Stewart, 73, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville
Born in Muhlenberg County Sept. 28, 1930 he was a retired coal miner, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Freda Bennett Stewart; two daughters, Patricia Stuart of Gishton and Charlene Drury of Graham; a brother, Clyde Stewart of Bremen; a sister, Vernell Higgins of Bremen; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. at Tucker Funeral Home with Pastor Thurman Harris officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Roy W. McDonald
GREENVILLE Roy W. McDonald, 77, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at his residence.
He was retired from Municipal Water of Greenville and a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter McDonald; his mother, Lizzie McDonald; a brother, Bernie McDonald; a half-brother, Emerson McDonald and one sister, Ina McDonald.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Inez McDonald; a son, Terry H. McDonald of New Cypress; a daughter, Cindy McDonald of New Cypress; a brother, Raymond (Pauline) McDonald of Greenville; two grandchildren, Brent (Shana) McDonald and Jason Martin; a great-grandson, Micah McDonald; a pet, Butch McDonald; several cousins and nephews and one great-godson, Jarod Elliott.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Tucker Funeral Home. Burial followed in New Cypress Cemetery.
Anna L. Hall
CLEATON Anna Louise Hall, 83, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville.
Born in Muhlenberg County Aug. 13, 1921 she was a member of Cleaton Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Alvin Hall; four sons, Alvin Wayne Hall of Cleaton, Bill Hall of Whiting, Ind., Fred Hall of Calumet City, Ill. and Mike Hall of Chapmanville, W.Va.; a daughter, Julia Harless of Madison, W. Va.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with the Rev. R.D. Mize officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.
John S. Mooney
GREENVILLE John S. Mooney, 79, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Webster County, he was a retired coal miner, member of the First Baptist Church in Greenville, a lifetime member of V.F.W. a member of the Owensboro American Legion and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Acra and Clara Mooney and a daughter, Pat Flegle.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Mooney; a daughter, Betty Jon Roll of Greenville; a brother, Ray Mooney of Madisonville; a sister, Freda Asher of Dixon; three grandchildren, Amy Quercelino of Newburgh, Ind., Sarah Embry of Central City and Gwen Roll of Greenville and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at Tucker Funeral Home with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Foundation, 250 25th Ave. North, Suite 100 the Atrium, Nashville, TN 37203.
Anna L. Casebier
Anna Louise Casebier, 79, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Georgia Dec. 27, 1924 she was a homemaker and member of Graham Baptist church.
Survivors include her companion, Guy Peters; two sons, Grady Roberts Jr. of Greenville and Alfred Roberts of Russellville; five daughters, Ellon Rolley of Graham, Martha Ann Obenchain of Dunmor, Betty Irene Kelly of Frankfort, Kathy Regina Casebier of Mayfield and Shelia Bailey of White Plains; a sister, Barbara Williams of Mapelton, Ga.; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Groves officiating. Burial followed in Graham Hill Cemetery in Graham.
Thomas P. Yonts
GREENVILLE Thomas Petrie Yonts, 76, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Muhlenberg County April 17, 1928, he was the son of the late Burgess Oliver Yonts and Lady Mae Petrie Yonts, a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and a member of Pond River Masonic Lodge. He was part owner of Yonts and Sweeney Stave Company in Elkton for many years. He bought timber and farmed all his life. He was preceded in death by twin brothers Adrian and Rayburn Yonts and a brother, Teddy Brice Yonts.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Rosa Mae Rickard Yonts of Greenville; a daughter, Rosemary (Gary) Winn of Greenville; a son, Lowell Thomas Yonts of Greenville; a brother, Larry (Dorothy) Yonts of Greenville; two sisters, Hattie Ruth Rust and Carolyn (Paul) Hankins, all of Greenville; two grandchildren, Richard Oliver (Kathy) Winn of Greenville and Dana Marie (Jeff) Noffsinger of Olmstead and three great-grandchildren, Tyler Winn, Kara Noffsinger and Katie Noffsinger.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Allen and the Rev. Jeff Noffsinger officiating. Burial followed in the Macedonia Cemetery in Rosewood.
Marion S. Oates
OWENSBORO Marion Sue Oates, 65, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 at her residence after a seven-year battle with breast cancer.
Born in Muhlenberg County, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Owensboro. She was retired from the May Companies’ Famous Barr Stores after more than 20 years of service. A volunteer with many store charities, she was chairperson in some programs, educational director for Bacon’s, and referred to as “lounge mother of Bacon’s” due to her compassionate and caring personality.
Survivors include her husband, Ben Oates; her mother, Nell Vincent of Central City; a daughter, Lana Davis of Owensboro; a brother, Larry (Roberta) Vincent of Central City; a granddaughter, Megan Davis of Owensboro and several cousins, nephews and nieces in the Muhlenberg County area.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Aug. 30 at First Baptist Church in Owensboro. A private burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Virgie E. McIntosh
LUZERNE Virgie Ella Day McIntosh, 103, died Aug. 28, 2004 at her residence.
Born in Nebo Sept. 29, 1900 to the late John Edgar Day and Nolia McDonald Day, she was the oldest member of Luzerne General Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who loved her community and church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claud Basil McIntosh in 1972; two daughters, Mary Frances Earle in 1998 and Marjorie Odell Evitts in 1996; a son, James Cletus McIntosh in 1993 and a granddaughter, Dawn Earle Edwards in 2001.
Survivors include eight grandchildren, Dianne (Terry) Earle Bowles, Terry (Rhonda) Earle and Steve (Bonita) Earle, all of Greenville; Marilyn (Don) Ross of Tyler, Texas, Brenda (Rick) Strole of Marriott Island, Fla., Sandra (Jim) McGinnis of Altonna, Penn., James (Lisa) McIntosh of Independence, Mo. and Shelia (Phil) Painter of Kansas City, Mo.; 24 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 31 at Luzerne General Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Pharris and the Rev. Jon Earle officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. Gary’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Daniel G. O’Neal
LEWISBURG Daniel “Danny” Glenn O’Neal, 48, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 at Logan Memorial Hospital.
Born in Logan County Sept. 22, 1955 he was a supervisor at Griffin Industries and a member of Pleasant Union General Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Davis O’Neal.
Survivors include his wife, Constance “Connie” Dukes O’Neal; his father, Roland O’Neal of Lewisburg; three sons, Thomas O’Neal of Lewisburg, Michael O’Neal and John O’Neal, both of Tennessee; two daughters, Sunshine Anderson of Greenville and Carol Ann Hale of Tennessee and a brother, David O’Neal of Lewisburg.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at Price Funeral Home in Lewisburg with the Rev. Kris Freeman officiating. Burial followed in Fitzhugh Cemetery in Lewisburg.
Betty J. Whitney
Betty June Whitney, 70, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004 at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County June 12, 1934 she was a retired factory worker and a member of Luzerne General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronny Lynn Whitney; two brothers, Dennis McGinley and Jimmy McGinley and two sisters, Maria Walker and Geleta Harper.
Survivors include five sons, Dale Ray Whitney of San Antonio, Michael Wayne Whitney of Illinois, Gary Keith (Kimberly) Whitney of Madisonville, Richard Lee Whitney of Central City and Michael (Tammy) Harper of Beechmont; two daughters, Phyllis Diane (Jete) Edmisson of Greenville and Angela Michelle Whitney of Central City; a brother, Luther McGinley Jr. of Nashville; a sister, Barbara McGinley of Owensboro; six grandchildren, Dale Whitney Jr., Kristin Whitney, Morgan Whitney, Trevor Whitney, Travis Warman and Jacob Edmisson; two great-grandchildren, Zachery Whitney and Lance Whitney.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Pharris officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.
SULLIVAN, IND. Lucinda (Cindy) Bryant, 48, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.
Born in Alton, Ill. Sept. 13, 1955, she was the daughter of Charles and Norma Leady. She married Carly Bryant on February 3, 1973 and they had owned and operated Catfish Galley in Powderly. She also taught school at the Souls Harbour Christian School in Shelburn, Ind. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Brittney Thrasher and Adam Van Horn.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Bryant; two daughters, Channah (Bryan) Thrasher of Sullivan, Ind., Christy (Mike) Van Horn of Jasonville, Ind.; a son, Chad Bryant of Sullivan, Ind. and a sister, Tonya (Roger) Risinger of Bremen.
Funeral services were held Aug. 24 at Souls Harbour Church in Shelburn, Ind. with the Rev. P. Carroll, Rev. M. Couch, Rev. Rudy Thrasher, Rev. B. Campbell and Rev. J. Barnhill officiating. Burial followed at the Little Flocks Cemetery in Shelburn, Ind. Mattox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
WHITE PLAINS Joan Harris, 69, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Hospital in Evansville.
Born in South Bend, Ind. Sept. 5, 1934 to the late Robert and Mary Connell, she was a homemaker and member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.L. Harris.
Survivors include two sons, Deron Harris of Bremen and Chris Harris of White Plains; two daughters, Cindy Lynn Moore and Cathy Jo Refnrow, both of White Plains; two brothers, George Connell of Indianapolis and Norman Keith of Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Gwendolyn Blair of Madisonville and Mary Jean Brenneman of Marion Ill. and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 at Concord Missionary Baptist Church in White Plains with the Rev. Ellis Payne and Bro. Leroy Reardon officiating. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Madisonville. Bandy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bobbie J. Davis
SEBREE - Bobbie Joe “Bob” Davis, 66, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Born in Dawson Springs Aug. 6, 1938 he was a retired machine repairman with Accuride in Henderson and an Airforce veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nancy Jane (Webster) Davis; two daughters, Kathy Edwards and Lisa Ashby, both of Sebree; a son, Bobby Davis, Jr. of Henderson; a brother, Ricky Davis of Hopkins County; five sisters, Mary Morris of Henderson, Betty Chappel of Dawson Springs, Paula McBride of Crofton, Marilyn Morris of St. Charles and Molly Ann Hayes of Cleveland, Ohio; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Tompkins Funeral Home Sebree Chapel with the Rev. Shane Browning and Albert Haag officiating. Burial followed in Springdale Cemetery in Sebree with military rites. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.
Carl T. Stanley
GREENVILLE Carl Thomas (Doc) Stanley, 84, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 at his residence.
Born in Muhlenberg County March 26, 1920, he was the son of the late Boyd Stanley and Minnie Bell Stewart Stanley. He was a WWII veteran and served overseas for 21 months in England. He worked for J.F. Milligan’s Oil Company in the 1930’s and then became a self-employed carpenter through the 1980’s. During the 1980’s he worked for Cowdens and was also a farmer until 2003. He was a Christian and a member of Carter Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer Stanley and Earl Stanley and three sisters, Eunice Lee, Bertha Newman and Mollie Kirkman.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Anna Mae Browning Stanley; two sons, Tommy (Sharon) Stanley of Belton and David (Darleen) Stanley of Greenville; two daughters, Patsy Ann (Melvin) Hendrix and Betty (Tim) Latham, all of Dunmor; two step-brothers, Bob Mitchell and Henry Clay Mitchell of Belton; eight grandchildren, Susan Hendrix of Greenville, Kelvin Hendrix of Nashville, Sharon Warren of Dunmor, Kristy Stanley of Greenville, Justin Stanley of Greenville, Jesse Latham of Dunmor, Josh Latham of Dunmor and Stacy Latham of Dunmor; a great-grandchild, Brittany Lyons of Dunmor and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 at Carter Creek Church with the Rev. Kevin Burden officiating. Burial with military honors followed at Carter Creek Cemetery.