Celebrating Over 100 Years of Service


    1. Mitchell Smith
      Mitchell Smith


      Beechmont- Mitchell Smith, 54, of Beechmont died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM at his residence in Beechmont. Born August 9, 1956 in Muhlenberg County. Mitchell worked in Tires & Tube Express at Walmart and attended Beech Creek Pentecostal Misson Church.He is preceded in death by his father, Ellis M. Smith; and a sister, Brenda Smith.He is survived by his wife, Kathy Mohon Smith of Beechmont; mother, Ruby Smith of Belton; mother... Read more

    2. Ira Whitaker
      Ira Whitaker


      CENTRAL CITY - Ira Whitaker, 78, of Central City, died Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:50AM at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Whitaker was born August 31, 1932 in Hallie, KY. He was a retired coal miner and member of Green River Chapel General Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean War.Survivors include his wife, Lou Stidham Whitaker; sons Scott (Dianna) Whitaker, Derrick Whitaker, and Donovan Whitaker,... Read more

    3. Dennis "J.R." Baker, Jr.
      Dennis "J.R." Baker, Jr.


      BEECHMONT - Dennis "J.R." Baker, Jr., 74, of Beechmont, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:05AM at Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Baker was born May 3, 1937 in Muhlenberg County. He was retired from Peabody Coal Co. and was of the Baptist faith. He was a very active member of his community. He loved spending time with his horses, feeding his fish, and loving his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a... Read more

    4. Connie Jeanette Williams
      Connie Jeanette Williams


      GREENVILLE - Connie Jeanette Williams, 54, of Greenville, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:40AM at Owensboro Medical Health System. Mrs. Williams was born April 9, 1957 in Muhlenberg County. She was a member of Sharon General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ramon Wilson; sister, Becky Harper; and father Shelby Wilson.Survivors include her husband, Gary Williams; son Drew (Maranda) Williams; grandson Madden;... Read more

    5. Custer "Rocky" Cornett, Jr.
      Custer "Rocky" Cornett, Jr.


      GREENVILLE - Custer "Rocky" Cornett, Jr., 87, of Greenville, departed these earthly confines on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 8:05PM at Belle Meade Nursing Home, to be with his heavenly father, departed family, friends, and other Christians. Mr. Cornett was born July 13, 1924 in Leslie County, KY. He was a retired commercial artist and member of Second Baptist Church in Greenville. He was a US Army veteran, serving during World War II, and a... Read more

    6. Robert L. Dethrow
      Robert L. Dethrow


      BEECHMONT - Robert L. Dethrow, 73, of Beechmont, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 6:20PM at his home. Mr. Dethrow was born September 15, 1937 in Benton, Illinois. He was a machinist with TVA and member of Luzerne General Baptist Church.Survivors include his sons, Carl Anderson of Drakesboro, Wendell (Gail) McPherson of Dunmor, Robert (Kim) McPherson of Franklin, KY, and Bobby Dethrow of Mt. Pleasant, TX; daughters Debbie (Leon) Beleau of... Read more

    7. Thomas Carl Mekkelson
      Thomas Carl Mekkelson


      Central City- Thomas Carl Mekkelson, 65, of Central City died at 4:38 AM at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.Born in Long Beach, California on July 1, 1946 Thomas was an assembly line worker for a factory. Thomas was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.He is survived by two daughters, Summer Strawberry Sizelove of Cottonwood, Arizona and Kate Mekkelson of Laqung Canyon, California; three grandchildren.... Read more

    8. Etta Sue Morphew Vaught
      Etta Sue Morphew Vaught


      BROWDER - Etta Sue Morphew Vaught, 61, of Browder, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 9:56PM at Owensboro Medical Health System. Mrs. Vaught was born July 20, 1950 in Muhlenberg County. She was a homemaker and member of Browder Missionary Baptist Church.Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Jerry Ray Vaught; parents Boyd and Etta Morphew; daughter Anna Dunlap; brother Gary Morphew; sister Shirley Hawkins; granddaughters Holly Douglas... Read more

    9. Curtis Truman Gossett
      Curtis Truman Gossett


      Surprise, AZ- Curtis Truman Gossett, 79, of Surprise, Arizona, formerly of Bremen, died July 24, 2011 at Arrowhead Community Hospital in Glendale, Arizona at 10:49 AM. Born in Muhlenberg County on April 11, 1932 Curtis worked as a production foreman for the Chrysler Corporation. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.He is survived by his wife, Faye Carter Gossett of... Read more

    10. Lovie Joyce Settles Gish
      Lovie Joyce Settles Gish


      CENTRAL CITY - Lovie Joyce Settles Gish, 82, of Central City, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 4:40AM at her home. Mrs. Gish was born March 9, 1929 in Muhlenberg County. She was a homemaker and member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Gish Jr.Survivors include her daughters, Sharlotte Bivin of Beechmont, Joyce (Chris) Miller of Midland, and Sharon (Roger) Brown of Midland; grandchildren Alicia... Read more

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