Celebrating Over 100 Years of Service


    1. William D. Acord


      CENTRAL CITY -- William D. Acord, 71, of Central City died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at his home. He was a member of Nelson Creek Pentecostal Church and was a retired coal miner.Survivors include a son, Mark Trenton Acord; a daughter, Julie Ella Cisson; four brothers; and two sisters.Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Tucker Funeral Home, Central City. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Central City. Visitation: After 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Read more

    2. Mary Ellen Batsel
      Mary Ellen Batsel


      CENTRAL CITY-Mary Ellen Batsel, 91, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. Born Jan. 18, 1919, in Bevier Cleaton in Muhlenberg County, she was the daughter of the late Volley Fortney and Mary Susan Drake Fortney and was also preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Paul Wayne Batsel; and by three sisters and four brothers. She lived in Central City and at Lake Malone... Read more

    3. Emma Evelyn Devine


      SOUTH CARROLLTON -- Emma Evelyn Devine, 89, of South Carrollton died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at her home. She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy, Central City, and was a homemaker.Survivors include her children, Barbara Jean Devine Fox, Jane L. Devine Lagioia, Clyde Richard Devine, Fred Devine, John Robert Devine and Patricia Lynn Devine; brothers Doyle Piper, Jerry Piper, Garland Piper and Bobby Piper; and sisters Rosie Yarnell,... Read more

    4. Jody Marie Forguson
      Jody Marie Forguson


      DRAKESBORO -- Jody Marie Forguson, 21, of Drakesboro died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church.Survivors include a son, Cameron Young; her mother, Lisa Dukes; her stepfather, Waymon Ward; and a brother, Joshua Forguson.Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial: Ebenezer Cemetery in Drakesboro. Visitation: After 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Read more

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

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