Mary Janett James
PENROD - Mary Janett James, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Penrod, Ky. Dec. 23, 1922, she was the daughter of Bradley James and Winnie Baker James. She was a retired school teacher and had taught at Hughes-Kirk High School. She was a member of the Penrod Baptist Church and a World War II Navy veteran.
Survivors include a sister, Ruth Blakenship of Amherst, Ohio; two brothers, Baker James of Pontiac, Mich. and Harry James of Dunmor; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Aug. 18 at Penrod Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Winters officiating. Burial followed in the James Family Cemetery in Penrod. Price Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Floyd Ray Sorrels, Sr.
BELTON - Floyd Ray Sorrels, Sr., 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
Born in Muhlenberg County Dec. 29, 1932, he was the son of the late Thestel and Cora Sorrels. He was a self-employed plumber for 32 years, an active member of Day Star Worship Center in Bremen and a Kentucky Colonel. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward R. Sorrels and a grandson, Jordan Sorrels.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Sorrels; three sons, Floyd R. Sorrels, Jr. of Browder, Benjamin F. Sorrels of Dunmor and Lloyd P. Sorrels of Belton; a daughter, Donna M. Harrell of Belton; his stepmother, Pearline Frost of Bremen; three brothers, Jessie Edwards and William Sorrels, both of Gishton and Irvin Jones of Greenville, Mich.; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Neal officiating. Burial followed in Hazel Creek Cemetery.
Pearlie Marie Woods Ferguson
GREENVILLE - Pearlie Marie Woods Ferguson, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005 at Maple Manor Health Care Facility.
Born in Muhlenberg County Jan. 7, 1920, she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Johnny Woods; her second husband, Lindel Ferguson and a daughter, Betty Lou O’Bannon.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Woods of Owensboro and Tommy Woods of Greenville; two daughters, Shirley Warner of Greenville and Thelma Hampton of Central City; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.
Private services were held. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Freddie Joe Ball
Freddie Joe Ball, 50, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/North Campus in St. Louis, Mo.
Born in Chicago, Ill. Feb. 7, 1955, he was employed by INVESYS as a machine operator and of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include his wife, Teresia Ball; two daughters, Sabrina Disabato of Indiana and Sarah Elizabeth Waddell of Central City; a stepdaughter, Kristie Bratcher of Central City; a stepson, William Mitchell, Jr. of Calhoun; his mother, Dorothy Ball of Central City; a sister, Donna K. Manos of Jauel, Calif.; a brother, M. Timothy Ball of Lucerne, Calif.; five grnadchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at Tucker Funeral Home with Mr. Bill Bryant officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Ernest H. Smith
WAUKEGAN, IL - Ernest H. Smith, 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005 in Waukegan, Ill.
Formerly of Muhlenberg County, he was the son of the late Silas and Helen Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Muriel Smith; a son, Bruce Steven Smith of Carpentersville, Ill.; four daughters, Linda Brown of Blythesville, Ark., Sherry Hartwig and Cindy Victoria, both of Waukegan, Ill. and Kim Wytke of Shilor Park, Ill.; two brothers, Billy Smith of Greenville and Bobby Smith of Dunmor; two sisters, Reba Shook of Lebanon, Tenn. and Martha Jones of Russellville; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug. 19 in Cary, Ill. Burial followed Aug. 20 in the Wind Ridge Cemetery in Ill.
Brenda Kay Schroader Bandy
MUDDY, IL - Brenda Kay Schroader Bandy, 60, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.
Born in Benton April 11, 1945, she was the daughter of Ava Nell Edwards Schroader and the late Eunice Schroader. She was a homemaker, loved bowling, gardening and playing with her grandsons. She was preceded in death by a niece, Ericka Schroader.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Dalmas “Dee” Bandy; a son, Chad (Treva) Bandy of Ridgway, Ill.; her mother, Ava Nell Schroader of Benton; a sister, Pam Santoro of Clearwater, Fla.; three brothers, Larry (Marilene) Schroader, Mark (Susan) Schroader, both of Benton, Darry (Kathy) Schroader of New Port Ritchie, Fla; two grandsons, Erick and Izak Bandy of Ridgway, Ill.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wendell and Marilene Bandy of Greenville; a brother-in-law, Kevin (Judy) Bandy of Greenville; a sister-in-law, Yvonne (Steve) Bandy of Greenville and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at Cherry Grove Church of Christ in Greenville with Bob Coburn and Bob Gardner officiating. Burial followed in Cherry Grove Cemetery in Greenville. Gary’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Winona Irene Jessup
PADUCAH - Winona Irene Jessup, 84, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005 in the Lourdes Hospital in Paducah following a lengthy illness.
Born in Hopkins County Jan. 23, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Eunice Maxwell Farmer. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Depoy. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Jessup in May of 2003.
Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Lowther of Eddyville and Georgann Lookofsky of Mayfield; three stepdaughters, Betty Jowder, Doris Jarvis and Hilda Culbertson, all of Greenville; a stepson, Hubert Jessup of Greenville; a sister, Ramona Key of Nortonville; four grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild and three nieces.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Eades officiating. Burial followed in Vernal Grove Cemetery in Depoy.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to The Bethany Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1130, Eddyville, Ky. or the Paducah McCracken County United Way, 612 Broadway, Paducah, Ky.
Grace Ella Cobb
OLATON - Grace Ella Cobb, infant, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Born in Owensboro Aug. 13, 2005, she was the daughter of Jeremy and Lisa Fendel Cobb.
Survivors include her parents; a brother, Trenton Cobb; her grandparents, James and Janice Fendel of Olaton, Beverly Wright of Graham and Frankie and Libby Cobb of Greenville; her great-grandparents, Bill and Rose Fendel of Utica, Frank and Maggie Cobb of Graham and Oscar Drumheller of Bremen.
Graveside services will be held at noon Aug. 24 at New Baymus Cemetery in Ohio County. Duke-Bevil Brothers Funeral Home in Hartford is in charge of the arrangements.
GREENVILLE — Louise Whirley, 64, of Greenville, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville following a lengthy illness.
Born March 27, 1939 in Lamasco, Ky., the daughter of Tillie Mitchell and Mina Mitchell. She retired in 1999 from McDonalds in Greenville after 20 years. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tonya Gail Whirley; and sister, Tiner Mitchell.
She is survived by one daughter, Tammy Reineri of Henderson, Nev.; one son, James L. Sweeden of Tell City, Ind.; one stepson, Alan Whirley of Greenville; one grandson, Bobby Whirley of Tell City, Ind.; seven sisters, Wanda Lambert, Janie Groves, Jeannie Mitchell and Patsy Franklin, all of Greenville, Judy Jernigan of Lewisburg, Betty Dukes of Central City and Sue Holderman of Princeton; three brothers, Donnie Mitchell, Junior Mitchell and Wallace Mitchell, all of Greenville.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 15, at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Terry Groves officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville.
Ada Sue Wheeldon
LEESBURG, FLA. — Ada Sue Wheeldon, 88, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Central City, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, in Leesburg.
Born Dec. 15, 1914 in Monticello, Ark., she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Central City and was retired as owner and operator of an apartment building. She was a longtime member of the Central City Business and Professional Womens Club.
She is survived by two nieces, Trudy Schamhorst of Leesburg and Linda Pool of La Mesa, Calif; and one nephew, Terry Norman of Lemon Grove, Calif.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 16, at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with the Rev. Jeff DeMatties officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Joredita Mackey, 63, of Central City, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville.
Born Dec. 31, 1939 in Muhlenberg County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Crossing Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Bolton; son, Richard Thomas Beeler; and sister, Mildred Spears Ogelsby.
She is survived by three sons, Dwayne Redfern and friend, Carolyn Todd of Cleaton, Jerry Beeler of Central City and Danny Redfern of Cleaton; six grandchildren; several step grandchildren; mother, Alta Flener; step father, Gilmon Flener; four stepsisters, Doris Johnson, Linda Whitehouse, Barbara Penrod and Sue Hardison; and four stepbrothers, Norman Flener, Denzel Flener, Stevie Flener and Wendell Flener.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 17, at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Lonnie W. Gregory, Sr.
HOBART, IND. — Lonnie W. Gregory, Sr., 66, of Hobart, Ind., died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at his residence.
An Air Force veteran during the Korean War, he was retired from E. J. & E. Railroad. He enjoyed fishing and he attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in South Haven, Ind. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Bradley Gregory; and son-in-law, Aaron Cooper.
He is survived by his wife, Fonda Gregory; three sons, Lonnie W., Jr., (Pamela) Gregory and Kenneth Gregory, both of Hobart, and Mark (Michelle) Gregory of Portage, Ind.; one daughter, Vanessa Cooper of Hobart; four brothers, Donald (Barbara Jane) Gregory, David Neal, Danny Neal and Jeff Gregory, all of Kentucky; six sisters, June Pierce, Phyllis (Tippy) Strader, Barbara Sue Ford, Ginger Carr, Renee Davis, all of Kentucky and Laura Gillett of Indianapolis, Ind.; stepmother, Virginia Hernandez; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart with the Rev. Danny R. Oliver officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Hobart. Memorials are preferred to the Harbor Light Hospice.
Rodney Wilson Vick
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. — Rodney Wilson Vick, 61, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003.
A native of Muhlenberg County, he retired from Delta Airlines after 33 years of service. He was an Elder and member of Peachtree Corners Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church for 28 years.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Vick of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one daughter, Jennifer ( Rev. Tony) Locke of Duluth, Ga.; three sons, Ed Vick of Monroe, Ga., Tony Vick of Louisville and David Vick of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 14, at Peachtree Corners Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Norcross. Burial followed in Peachtree Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements were handled by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross.
Jackie Neal Morgan
DRAKESBORO — Jackie Neal Morgan, 63, of Drakesboro, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at his residence.
Born Nov. 4, 1939 in Beech Creek, he was a coal miner and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Butler County. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Frashure Morgan; one son, Jimmy Keith Morgan of LeGrange, Ky.; one daughter, Rita Faye Sullivan of Louisville; four grandchildren; mother, Margurie Morgan of Central City; four brothers, Gerald Morgan of Morgantown, Billy Morgan of Quality, Ky., Mack Morgan of Boston, Mass. and Todd Morgan of Ohio County; four sisters, Margaret Engler of Quality, Ky., Fredia West, Virginia Drake and Barbara Jenkins, all of Morgantown.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 17, at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with the Rev. Leamon Mefford officiating. Burial followed in Union Ridge Cemetery in Belton.
Mayme E. Hoover
BREMEN — Mayme E. Hoover, 99, of Bremen, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at her residence.
Born March 16, 1904 in Muhlenberg County, she was a homemaker and was retired from Barnes Department Store in Central City in 1989 after working 36 years. She was also an 87-year member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Bremen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tanner Hoover in 1952; and grandson, Bryan Uzzle in 1984.
She is survived by one daughter, Jean (Dave) Uzzle of Bremen; two grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Mt. Pisgah Church in Bremen. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Tucker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.