Ida Bethel Polk
GRAHAM - Ida Bethel Polk, 87, died Friday, July 15, 2005 at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville after a sudden illness.
Born in Kuttawa, Ky. Nov. 17, 1917, the daughter of the late Ben Peek and Ollie Brothers Peek, she was a member of Roland Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Charley Polk July 5, 1970.
Survivors include two sons, Charles (Doreene) Polk of Greenville and Gye (Delor Jean) Polk of Sebree; a daughter, Anna Marie “Rita” (Delferd) Short of Greenville; two sisters, Margaret Jennings of Kuttawa, Ky. and Virginia Richert of Eddyville, Ky.; nine grandchildren and 15 great - grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. July 18 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Mooneyhan and the Rev. Jerry Eades officiating. Burial followed in the Kuttawa Cemetery in Kuttawa, Ky.
Henry Paul Young
OWENSBORO - Henry Paul Young, 100, died Saturday, July 16, 2005 at his residence.
Born in Central City Feb. 28, 1905, the son of the late Minnie Eliza Sharp and Henry Thomas Young, he was of the Presbyterian faith. He was a 20 - year veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired as a Warrant Officer, served during World War II and then served 20 years as a ship inspector for the U.S. Civil Service. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Chamberlin Young; two sisters, Maude Young and Ida Fern Shutt and two brothers, Bruce Young and Fulton Young.
Survivors include a nephew, Mike Young of Louisville and several distant cousins.
Funeral services were held at noon July 19 at Tucker Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fairmont Cemetery in Central City.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Ohio Valley Inc.
Charles E. Scott
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL. - Charles E. Scott, 79, died Monday, July 4, 2005 at his daughter’s residence in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Born in Graham Sept. 9, 1925, the son of the late Elijah Scott and Luella Hayes Scott, he entered the Coast Guard during World War II and later he worked as a steam engine fireman and became a Railroad Engineer for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. He was preceded in death by his wife, Angie Renello, in 1984; two brothers, Ezra Scott and Hayes Scott and two sisters, Lorene Grace and Lucille.
Survivors include four daughters, Angela Scanlon and Brenda Ciura, both of Elk Grove Village, Ill., Linda Moretti of Wayne, Ill. and Debra Perdikaris of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; a brother, Winford Scott of Graham; 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. July 6 at The Oaks Funeral Home in Itasca, Ill. with Father Bob Schuler officiating.
Easter E. Perry Beck
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. Easter E. Perry Beck, 78, formerly a resident of the Penrod area, died Saturday, June 24, 2004 in Hollywood, Fla. where she had made her home for many years.
Born in Butler County, she was the daughter of the late Milton I. and Logie Elizabeth Andrews Perry. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Deanna.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Carl Beck; two sons, Carl Beck Jr. of Alabama and Gary Lee Beck of Hollywood; a daughter, Jackie Beck of Hollywood; a sister, Mrs. Bobby (Logie) Anderson of Beechmont and a sister - in - law, Mrs. Percie (Carmon) Perry of Dunmor; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial were held in Hollywood June 29.
Leatrice Joy Morris
BREMEN Leatrice Joy Morris, 78, died Monday, July 5, 2004 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Born in Muhlenberg County, June 28, 1926, she was a homemaker and a member of Woodson Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindell Morris.
Survivors include a daughter, Dianna Jones of Bremen; two brothers, Richard Noffsinger of Bremen and Lindell “Tunney” Noffsinger of Hartford; four grandchildren, Stacy and Jason Holland and Michael and Yvonne Jones; and three great grandchildren, Casandra, Alexendria and Jeffrey Wells.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. July 8 at Tucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Casebier and the Rev. Curtis McGehee officiating. Burial followed in Old Bethel Cemetery in Greenville.
Carroll (Buddy) Williams
CLARKSVILLE Carroll (Buddy) Williams, 57, died Monday, July 5, 2004 at his residence in Clarksville.
Born in Montgomery County, Dec. 20. 1946, to Betty Jo Eads Greene and the late Hurley B. Williams, he worked for Trane Company and was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his mother; his wife, Linda Latham Williams; two sons, David Williams of Charlotte, Tenn. and Jon Williams of Indian Mound, Tenn.; a daughter, Leigh Glasgow of Dickson, Tenn.; a step son, Paul Dennis of Greenville; a step daughter, Jaunita Gaines of Greenville; a brother, Wendell Williams of Clarksville; two sisters, Debbie Gill and JoAnn Copeland, both of Clarksville; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. July 8 at McReynolds - Nave and Larson Chapel with Bro. Ken Vincent and Bro. Bruce Cunningham officiating. Burial followed in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Jackie Wayne Beliles
DRAKESBORO Jackie Wayne Beliles, 63, died Thursday, July 8, 2004 at his residence in Drakesboro.
Born in Muhlenberg County, Sept. 6, 1940, to Agnes Beliles and the late Curtis Beliles, he was a retired coal miner and a member of Forest Oak Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Drake Beliles; three daughters, Pam Pendley of Drakesboro, Angie Maxfield of Rochester and Amy Watkins of Bremen; a brother, Jerrell Beliles of Drakesboro; a sister, Linda Southerland of Rochester; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. July 10 at Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Dukes and the Rev. Gene McGehee officiating. Burial followed in Union Chapel Cemetery in Drakesboro.
Edward “Lefty” Fitzgerald O’Bryan
Edward “Lefty” Fitzgerald O’Bryan, 86, died Saturday, July 10, 2004 at his residence in Central City.
Born in Daviess County, July 2, 1918, he was a member of a St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Central City, a retired postmaster and a WWII veteran who served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He attended Washington and Lee University, the University of Kentucky and Georgia Tech. He was a past president of the Central City Rotary Club, a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Central City Country Club, charter member of the Owensboro Federal Credit Union and past president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita May Hocker O’Bryan and two brothers, Pat and Joe O’Bryan.
Survivors include a son, Stephen O’Bryan of Central City; three daughters, Judy (David) Austin of Livermore, Mary Sue Eckert of St. Louis, Mo. and Jane (Mike) Webb of Oklahoma; six grandchildren, John Austin, Wendy and Lindsey Eckert, Debra Woelfel, and Conner and Kacey Webb; and two great grandchildren, Kelly and David Woelfel.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. July 13 at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Father Ben Luther officiating. Burial followed in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro. Memorial contributions can be made to the Central City Rotary Club and Green River Hospice.
Dr. Richard Wayne Lee
ATTALLA, ALA. - Dr. Richard Wayne Lee, 57, died Saturday, July 10, 2004.
Dr. Lee graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, was a member of Tau Beta Pi Honorary Society, a registered professional engineer in Texas and received his medical degree from the University of Texas - Galveston. He was a practicing Anesthesiologist in Jasper and Gadsden, Ala., had a master’s degree in public health from UAB and was medical director of the Occupational Health Center at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lee was an active member of Etowah Band Boosters and he and his son enjoyed traveling, camping and outdoor activities. He was raised on a farm in Kentucky by loving parents who taught him to love and respect animals.
Survivors include a son, Nathan Lee of Attalla, Ala.; a brother, Don (Ellen) Lee of Hebron, Ind.; two nieces, Theresa Lee and Yolanda Gleason, both of Hebron, Ind.; two nephews, Dale Lee of Hebron, Ind. and Donald Lee Jr. of Va; and a cousin, Mary Todd of Greenville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. July 15 at Bard Hill Baptist Church in Greenville with the Rev. Gerold Beliles officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. July 14 at Gary’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Greenville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Association.
CLIFTY Carson Stone, 46, died Friday, July 9, 2004 at his residence in Clifty.
Born in Henderson, Oct. 14, 1957, to the late Reuben Carson Stone and Rita Jean Cook Thomas, he was a retired factory worker and a member of Cathedral of Hope Church of God in Greenville.
Survivors include a sister, Marilyn Plunkett of Central City; a half - sister, Jeanie Turner of Henderson; two nieces; one nephew; a great niece; and a great nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. July 14 at Latham Funeral Home in Elkton with Bro. Brian Perry officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson.
Patsy Sue Walker Bivins
LEWISBURG Patsy Sue Walker Bivins, 55, died Monday, July 12, 2004 in an automobile accident.
Born in Muhlenberg County, to James and Ruthell Lear Walker, she was a retired factory worker and attended Landmark Church in Weir.
Survivors include her mother and father of Greenville; her husband of 35 years, Freddy Junior Bivins; three sons, Johnny and Dennis Bivins of Lewisburg and Michael Bivins of Central City; a brother, William Franklin Walker of Greenville; a sister, Betsy Wells of Elkton; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. July 14 at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Anthony Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Landmark Cemetery.
Liggett Bailey Morris
GREENVILLE — Liggett Bailey Morris, 90, of Greenville, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville after a lengthy illness.
Born March 27, 1915 in Muhlenberg County, the son of David Cicero Morris and Susan Mae McElvain Morris, he was a UMWA coal miner and a member of Teamster Local #215 and was retired as dog warden of Muhlenberg County. He was a catcher for the coal company baseball league in the 1930s. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Anne Morris in 1997; and by one son, James Nicholas Morris, in 1972.
He is survived by one daughter, Susan Mae Morris of Greenville; three sons, Charles (Terese) Morris of Ebenezer, Liggett (DeeAnn) Morris, Jr. of Greenville, and David Lee (Missy) Morris of Nebo, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Morris, Ryan Morris, Tori Morris Gettings, Amber Morris, Bailey Morris, Zach Morris and Kennedy Morris; and one great - grandchild, Rilen Gettings.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3, at Second Baptist Church in Greenville with Dr. Ray England and Rev. Bob Thurman officiating. Burial followed in Nebo Cemetery in Greenville. Gary’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Dennison Brackett
POWDERLY — Marjorie Dennison Brackett, 85, of Powderly, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at Muhlenberg Community Hospital
Born Jan. 31, 1918 in Muhlenberg County, she was a member of Woodson Baptist Church in Powderly and was retired from the Muhlenberg County Board of Education.
She is survived by two sisters, Wanda Durall of Powderly and Avanell Noffsinger of Central City; one stepson, Freddie Brackett of Central City; one stepdaughter, Benita Vincent of Central City; four step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 4, at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with the Revs. Curtis McGehee and Scott Casebier officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
James W. Grise
OWENSBORO — James W. Grise, 82, of Owensboro, died Monday, June 30, 2003 at his residence.
Born July 3, 1921 in Drakesboro, he was retired as a sales manager for Dynalectric Company after 12 years of employment. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church for 41 years where he was a deacon and member of the King’s Pupils Sunday School Class. He was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and was a veteran, having served in World War II with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was also a longtime volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Jean Grise; one daughter, Vonda Lynn Hunt of Louisville; one son, James Russell Grise of Owensboro; two grandchildren, William Scott Hunt of Louisville and Lee Taylor Grise of Owensboro; two brothers, Howard Grise of Owensboro and Newman Grise of Greenville; and two sisters, Jeanette Hall of Elkton and Margaret Casebier of Akron, Ohio.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3, at James H. Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sorgho, Ky. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to: Building Fund, First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 904, Owensboro, KY 42302 - 0904
GREENVILLE — Danny Latham, 46, of Greenville, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Born June 28, 1957 in Muhlenberg County, the son of Fred and Virginia Lee Dukes Latham, he was a member of Rosewood United Methodist Church in Rosewood. He was preceded in death by his mother in 2000.
He is survived by his father, Fred Latham of Rosewood; four brothers, the Rev. Steve Latham of Olive Hill, Henry Latham of Belton, Leroy Latham of Russellville and Dennis Latham of Greensboro, N.C.; and three sisters, Dianne Winsett of West Plains, Mo., Gwendolyn Carlock of Lewisburg and Linda Williams of Clarksville, Tenn.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 7, at Gary’s Funeral Home with the Revs. Ken Vincent and Doug Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Rosewood Methodist Church Cemetery in Rosewood.
Halbert Eugene Nelson
BREMEN — Halbert Eugene Nelson, 71, of Bremen, died Friday, July 4, 2003.
Born Nov. 5, 1931 in Muhlenberg County, he was a retired school bus driver of 23 years for the Muhlenberg County Board of Education, and a service station owner in Evansville, Ind.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Ellen Wilkins Nelson; a daughter, Alberta Owens of Tenn.; two granddaughters, Tabitha Ball Stanfield of South Carolina and Amanda Ball of Bremen; four brothers, Harold Nelson, Rex Nelson, Larry Nelson and Billy Nelson, all of Evansville; and four sisters, Lucille Morehead of Central City, Betty Woodruff, Nancy Woodruff and Martha McCollum, all of Evansville.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 7, at 1 p.m. at the Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with the Rev. Dan Yeager officiating. Burial was in Cherry Hill Cemetery in Central City. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions made to Cherry Hill Cemetery or New Harmony Cemetery funds.