Celebrating Over 100 Years of Service


    1. James E. Harper


      DRAKESBORO -- James E. Harper, 63, of Drakesboro died at 12:16 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at Riverside Health Care Center in Calhoun. He was a saw mill worker and an Army veteran.He is survived by two sons, Michael Harper and William Miller; two stepsons, Jimmy O'Neal and Johnny O'Neal; two daughters, Merit Rogers and Melissa Warker; two brothers, Jerry Harper and Anthony Harper; and three sisters, Gail McKinney, Sandra Bartlett and Judy... Read more

    2. Willie Gossett


      GREENVILLE -- Willie Gossett, 98, of Greenville died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Belle Meade Nursing Home, Greenville. She was a homemaker and a member of New Cypress Missionary Baptist Church, Greenville.Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Denny.Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Tucker Funeral Home, Central City. Burial: New Cypress Cemetery, Greenville. Visitation: After 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Read more

    3. Florence Ellen Johnson
      Florence Ellen Johnson


      CENTRAL CITY -- Florence Ellen Johnson, 98, of Central City, formerly of Mortons Gap, died at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville. She was born Feb. 5, 1912, in Hopkins County. She was a homemaker and member of Mortons Gap Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leotus Johnson; a daughter, Katherine Underwood; a son, Jessie Lee Johnson; and a grandson, Randall Heltsley.Survivors... Read more

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

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