Celebrating Over 100 Years of Service


    1. Velma Cundiff


      BREMEN -- Velma Cundiff, 83, of Bremen died at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born on April 21, 1927, in Muhlenberg County. She was a factory worker at GE in Owensboro for 30 years and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Howard Cundiff, in 1991.Survivors include a daughter, Sandra (Hershel) Jarvis of Bremen; two grandchildren, LaDonna... Read more

    2. Harold Ray "Speedy" Whitney
      Harold Ray "Speedy" Whitney


      DRAKESBORO - Harold Ray "Speedy" Whitney, 83, of Drakesboro, was called home to be with the Lord on February 17, 2011 following a long illness. Mr. Whitney was born March 25, 1927 in Beech Creek, KY. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II, and was stationed in Panama. He was a member of Beech Creek Missionary Baptist Church, and he committed his life to the Lord in 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years,... Read more

    3. Thomas Lee Chatmon
      Thomas Lee Chatmon


      BROWDER - Thomas Lee Chatmon, 80, of Browder, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 7:35PM at Owensboro Medical Health System. Mr. Chatmon was born June 24, 1930 in Muhlenberg County. He was a shop foreman with Annixter in Greenville for 17 years; while he lived in Evansville, IN he was employed by Swift & Co.. Mr. Chatmon was a member of Browder Missionary Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1950 - 1952 during the Korean... Read more

    4. Joseph Darrell Vaught


      GREENVILLE - Joseph Darrell Vaught, 71, of Greenville, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4:25AM at Sparks Nursing Home in Central City. Mr. Vaught was born March 22, 1939 in Muhlenberg County. He was a foreman at T.V.A. and a member of Cherry Grove Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Survivors include his sons, Darrell Vaught and Steven Vaught, both of Greenville; a daughter, Sherry Crick of Greenville; six... Read more

    5. Irvin "Buster" Welborn, Jr.
      Irvin "Buster" Welborn, Jr.


      CENTRAL CITY - Irvin "Buster" Welborn, Jr., 86, of Central City, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:00AM at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Welborn was born in McLean County, KY on May 26, 1924. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Central City. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.Survivors include his wife, Mildred Christie Welborn; sons Wayne Welborn and Terry Welborn, both of Central City; a... Read more

    6. Ernestine Morris "Teenie" Pearson
      Ernestine Morris "Teenie" Pearson


      CENTRAL CITY -- Ernestine Morris "Teenie" Pearson, 95, of Central City, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Maple Manor in Greenville. She was married to Hugh L. Morris in 1935. Their union lasted 51 years until Hugh's death in 1986. Most of her adult life was spent in Louisville where she and her husband raised their family. Teenie retired from Pillsbury in 1975 after 25 years of employment.She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Anita F... Read more

    7. Catherine Bibb
      Catherine Bibb


      ISLAND - Catherine Bibb, 89, of Island, died Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 5:20PM at Owensboro Medical Health System. Mrs. Bibb was born November 6, 1921 in Sacramento, KY. She was a laborer with General Electric and a member of Station Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Earl Porter Bibb, and her parents, Guy and Juanita Hoagland.Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Clifton Porter Bibb; daughters Mary Joyce (Ronald... Read more

    8. Ira Ray Hearld
      Ira Ray Hearld


      GREENVILLE – Ira Ray Hearld died at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital on February 12, 2011 at 10:30 PM. He was the son ot the late Homer and Hallie Hearld of Central City. He was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Foley & Charles Hearld and one sister, Mary Emma Bobbitt. He is survived by one son, Matthew Hearld of Greenville & one step son, Glen Browning of Central City, two sisters, Frances(Dick)Trueblood of Bloomington, IN. &... Read more

    9. Hilda Orange


      BROWDER -- Hilda Orange, 75, of Browder went home to be with the Lord at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, after a lengthy illness. She was born on Nov. 10, 1935, in Bevier. Mrs. Orange was retired from Sumitomo Electric in Morgantown and was a greeter at Drakesboro, Hughes-Kirk and South Elementary schools. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Drakesboro. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lora Beth Orange.Survivors... Read more

    10. Wallace E. "Wally" Strader


      LOUISVILLE - Wallace E. "Wally" Strader, 80, of Louisville, went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 7, 2011. He passed away peacefully at Jewish Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 18, 1930 in Earls, Kentucky.As a native of Muhlenberg County, his career started at age 17 with Malone Lumber Company in Greenville, Kentucky. On January 2, 1958, after 10 years with Malone Lumber, he moved to Louisville to... Read more

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