Celebrating Over 100 Years of Service


    1. Wesley "Wacky" Nelson


      CENTRAL CITY -- Wesley 'Wacky' Nelson, 69, of Central City died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at his home. He was retired from Montgomery Ward.Survivors include a son, Michael Nelson; a daughter, Kimberly Krill; six brothers, Emmett Nelson, Rondall Nelson, Jerry Nelson, David Nelson, Roger Nelson and Terrell Nelson; and four sisters, Betty Gunterman, Judy Baize, Angie Miller and Donna Ellis.Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Tucker Funeral Home,... Read more

    2. Fred J. Hopper
      Fred J. Hopper


      CENTRAL CITY -- Fred J. Hopper, 83, of 728 Center St., Central City, died at 9:40 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital, Greenville. He was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Caldwell County, was a retired coal miner and a member of Woodson Baptist Church. Mr. Hopper was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Hopper; and a grandchild, Amanda Hopper.Survivors include two sons,... Read more

    3. Bradley Lin Ray
      Bradley Lin Ray


      GREENVILLE -- Bradley Lin Ray, 31, of Greenville died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010. He worked at EVS in Greenville at Muhlenberg Community Hospital and was a member of Church of Christ.Survivors include a son, Skylar Ray; daughters Carlie Ray, Cassidy Ray, Emma Ray and Isabelle Ray; his father, C. Michael Ray; his stepmother, Joyce D. Ray; a grandparent, Jewell Snelling; and brothers Kevin Ray, Clinton Ray and Nick Ray.Services: 1 p.m. Friday... Read more

    4. Elwood Lee Settle


      Elwood Lee SettleGREENVILLE -- Elwood Lee Settle, 85, of Greenville died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at his home in Evansville. He was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Todd County. He retired in 1991 after 43 years from Whirlpool Corp. and was a member of Luzerne General Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Ozzie Settle, in 1992; a grandson, Richard Williams, in 1989; his second wife of 12 years, Mazine, in 2007; a... Read more

    5. Laura Bell Shanks
      Laura Bell Shanks


      BREMEN -- Laura Bell Shanks, 89, of 8779 Kentucky 70, Bremen, died at 8:20 p.m. Aug. 14, 2010, at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Greenville. She was born on July 3, 1921, in Muhlenberg County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was a preceded in death by her husband, Claude Marvin Shanks; three sons, Randall, Wendell and Robert Shanks; two sisters, Ava Nell Stovall and Jewell Nelson; a granddaughter, Lisa Vincent; and a brother, Jessie Shanks.... Read more

    6. William  Russell  Buchanan
      William Russell Buchanan


      BEECHMONT -- William Russell Buchanan, 69, of Beechmont passed away on Aug. 13, 2010, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. Bill was born on June 5, 1941, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital and grew up in Drakesboro. He was an active member of Second Baptist Church and co-owner of Buchanan Sales Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Alpha Buchanan; and a brother, Albert Buchanan Jr.Bill is survived by his wife,... Read more

    7. Wanda Faye Bolton


      CENTRAL CITY -- Wanda Faye Bolton, 60, of Central City died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was a homemaker and member of Missionary Baptist Church.Survivors include her husband, Roger Bolton; a son, Mike Rowley; a daughter, Tonya Williams; two brothers, Daniel and Herbert O'Bannon; and three sisters, Betty Jo Hafley, Linda Hafley and Brenda Barfield.Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Tucker Funeral... Read more

    8. William Douglas Lynch
      William Douglas Lynch


      CENTRAL CITY -- William Douglas Lynch, 88, of Central City died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. He was born May 30, 1922, in Muhlenberg County. He was a janitor at Harris Bank in Chicago, a member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Lynch; a granddaughter, Barbara Champe; his parents, Jack and Jennie Lynch; a brother, Doc Lynch; a... Read more

    9. Owen Curtis "Buddy" Dukes
      Owen Curtis "Buddy" Dukes


      Owen Curtis 'Buddy' DukesCENTRAL CITY -- Owen Curtis 'Buddy' Dukes, 84, of Central City died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born May 3, 1926, to the late Estell and Lucy White Dukes in Muhlenberg County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church, had been a barber in Central City for more than 20 years, and was a retired coal miner. He was preceded in death by his... Read more

    10. Hugh Gish, Jr.
      Hugh Gish, Jr.


      Hugh Gish Jr.CENTRAL CITY -- Hugh Gish Jr., 84, of Central City died at 3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at his home. He was born June 15, 1926, in Muhlenberg County, was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired miner and a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He also was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 596 of Bremen and United Mine Workers of America District 12, Local 1605 Subdistrict 23. He was preceded in death by brothers Samuel, D.J., Thomas, Earl... Read more

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