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Obituaries

    1. James Edward "Bud, Jim" Harris
      James Edward "Bud, Jim" Harris

      8/20/2014

      MADISONVILLE - James Edward "Bud, Jim" Harris, 71, of Madisonville, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 3:47PM at Baptist Health in Madisonville. Mr. Harris was born March 27, 1943, in Browder. He was a retired school teacher and U.S. Air Force veteran. Mr. Harris graduated from Hughes-Kirk High School in 1961, and graduated from Murray State University with certification of Rank I in School Administration. After graduation he worked one... Read more

    2. Roy Franklin Sherrod, Jr.
      Roy Franklin Sherrod, Jr.

      8/20/2014

      CENTRAL CITY - Roy Franklin Sherrod, Jr., 84, of Central City, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 2:50PM at Belle Meade Nursing Home. Mr. Sherrod was born February 5, 1930, in Muhlenberg County. He was a coal miner and surveyor with Peabody Coal Co., a masonic lodge member, and a member of First Baptist Church in Central City. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lanelda Sherrod; brothers J. Frank Sherrod and... Read more

    3. Marlene Ann Wetzel Ashby
      Marlene Ann Wetzel Ashby

      8/19/2014

      OWENSBORO - Marlene Ann Wetzel Ashby, 75, of Owensboro, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Heartford House in Owensboro. Mrs. Ashby was born June 7, 1939, in Rumsey. She was a retired school teacher with the Owensboro Public School System. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, was a school teacher for 30 years, and had a Rank I in teaching. She graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College and Western Kentucky University. She... Read more

    4. Jewell W. Ball
      Jewell W. Ball

      8/19/2014

      BREMEN - Jewell W. Ball, 68, of Bremen, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 7:00PM at his home. Mr. Ball was born May 20, 1946, in Muhlenberg County. He was a coal miner with Peabody Coal Co., and a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Ball; son Larry Donovan; daughter Angie Ball; and brother Major Ball.Survivors include his wife, Judy Rice Ball; sons Troy Donovan, Darrin Ball, Chris... Read more

    5. Rev. Billy Walton Cundiff
      Rev. Billy Walton Cundiff

      8/16/2014

      BROWDER – Rev. Billy Walton Cundiff, 84, of Browder, died Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Cundiff was born February 2, 1930, in Muhlenberg County. He was a farmer, carpenter, and a retired minister of Forest Grove Missionary Baptist Church for 41 years, Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church and Quality Missionary Church in Butler County. Mr. Cundiff is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Shirley Fulcher Cundiff... Read more

    6. Ruby Nell Embrey
      Ruby Nell Embrey

      8/16/2014

      CENTRAL CITY – Ruby Nell Embrey, 88, of Central City died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM at Baptist Health in Madisonville. Mrs. Embrey was born June 20, 1926 in Muhlenberg County. She was a retired employee for General Electric. Mrs. Embrey is preceded in death by her husband, Shelby Cotton Embrey; sons, Jerry Harrelson Embrey and Terry Francis Embrey.Survivors include two sons, Terrill Lynn Embrey of Bremen, Bryson Shelby Embrey... Read more

    7. Emily Austin Rhoads
      Emily Austin Rhoads

      8/16/2014

      LEXINGTON - Emily Austin Rhoads, age 27, born May 11, 1987, in Greenville, Kentucky died on August 16, 2014, in Lexington, Kentucky of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was a 2005 graduate of Muhlenberg South High School. In 2009, she graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Emily was a benefits proposal analyst at Assured Neace Lukens in Lexington, Kentucky. She also... Read more

    8. Thomas E. Stickle
      Thomas E. Stickle

      8/15/2014

      BREMEN - Thomas E. Stickle, 88, of Bremen, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at 3:00AM at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Stickle was born August 18, 1925, in Porterville, PA. He was a welder and member of Calhoun Christian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran.Survivors include his daughters, Janet Sue Perry of Akron, OH, and Nancy Kay Shields of Bremen; grandchildren John Perry and Michelle Cole; great-grandchild Katie McQuad; and sister... Read more

    9. Robert A. "Bobby" Ferguson, Jr.
      Robert A. "Bobby" Ferguson, Jr.

      8/14/2014

      CENTRAL CITY - Robert A. "Bobby" Ferguson, Jr., 55, of Central City, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 2:45PM at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Ferguson was born October 1, 1958, in Greenville. He worked in maintenance and purchasing at Associated Pallet, and was a member of Crossing Holiness Church. He was Central City Youth Athletic Association President for several years, running the little league facilities. He taught hunters... Read more

    10. Ronnie Darrell Griggs
      Ronnie Darrell Griggs

      8/13/2014

      POWDERLY – Ronnie Darrell Griggs, 67, of Powderly, beloved husband, father, and papa, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 2:30PM at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Mr. Griggs was born June 25, 1947, in Muhlenberg County. He was a two time heart transplant recipient. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the order of Kentucky Colonels. He surveyed for Island Creek Coal Company, and was section foreman for Peabody Coal Company. While... Read more

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