Celebrating Over 100 Years of Service


    1. Harold Mason Streets
      Harold Mason Streets


      CENTRAL CITY Harold Mason Streets, 88, of Central City died at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Hillcreek Manor in Louisville. He was born Jan. 2, 1921, in Muhlenberg County and was a member of First Baptist Church of Central City. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving on the USS New Mexico. After he left the Navy he attended the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta fraternity. He received a bachelor of... Read more

    2. Edna Ruth Ruthie Darst


      CENTRAL CITY -- Edna Ruth Ruthie Darst, 70, of Central City died at 7:18 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born Dec. 3, 1939, in Muhlenberg County to Buch and Montie Gish of South Carrollton. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Brown; and her second husband, Joseph Darst. Survivors include a son, Wendell (Jody) Brown of Louisville; a... Read more

    3. Lilburn  Ray  Harper , Sr.
      Lilburn Ray Harper , Sr.


      BREMEN -- Lilburn Ray Harper Sr., 75, of Bremen died suddenly Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at home. He was born in Muhlenberg County to the late Thurman Harper and Ruby (Ellis) Tucker on Oct. 13, 1934. He retired from D&M Coal Mines of Drakesboro after 40 years of service. He was a devoted Christian and member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bremen. He was an avid baseball fan but especially loved the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed... Read more

    4. Joyce Elaine Richardson


      DRAKESBORO -- Joyce Elaine Richardson, 59, of Drakesboro died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Richardson; and a sister, Linda Bratcher. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Burial: Highway Cemetery in Drakesboro. Visitation: After 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Read more

    5. Linda Lou Woodruff


      GREENVILLE -- Linda Lou Woodruff, 62, of Greenville died at 4:05 p.m. Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. She was born Dec. 2, 1947, in Muhlenberg County. She was a homemaker and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Steve Woodruff; and a sister, Margaret Kirby. Survivors include a daughter, Georgia Mills of Greenville; three grandchildren, Jeanette Lanoire, Mariah Lanoire... Read more

    6. Freddie  Leon  Ingram
      Freddie Leon Ingram


      CENTRAL CITY -- Freddie Leon Ingram, formerly of Carterville, Ill., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 23, 2009, at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Ind. Freddie was taken home from this earth after a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer's and passed peacefully with his children at his side. Freddie was born on Aug. 22, 1938, in Muhlenberg County, the son of Charlie and Violet Vincent Ingram. He served in the Air Force from... Read more

    7. Julian  Marlin  Sparks
      Julian Marlin Sparks


      Julian Marlin Sparks, 79, of Greenville and Boca Raton, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. Mr. Sparks was born June 30, 1930, in Muhlenberg County in the city of Earles to the late Charles Martin Sparks and Bessie B. Stewart Sparks. Mr. Sparks was the owner-operator for more than 45 years of Sparks Nursing Center in Central City, Belle Meade Nursing Home in Greenville, Brookfield... Read more

    8. Edward Leonard Elitzer


      Edward Leonard Elitzer CENTRAL CITY -- Edward Leonard Elitzer, 47, of Central City died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at his home. Survivors include his mother, Carol Elitzer; four brothers, Steven Elitzer, James Elitzer, Daniel Elitzer and Hunter Elitzer; and three sisters, Kim Elitzer, Diane Enix and Lesa Rose. Services are private. Tucker Funeral Home, Central City, is in charge of arrangements. Read more

    9. Ben W. Garst


      Ben W. Garst BREMEN -- Ben W. Garst, of Bremen died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1930, in McLean County. He retired from Illinois Central Railroad and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Bremen and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ruby Brown Garst of Bremen; a son, Randall (Patsy) Garst of Central City; two daughters, Pat (Pete) Purcell and... Read more

    10. Roy Froggie Lyons


      Roy 'Froggie' Lyons SACRAMENTO -- Roy Froggie Lyons, 77, of Sacramento died there. He was born March 25, 1932, in McLean County, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, attended Station Baptist Church and was employed at Kentucky Utilities Auxiliary Operation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Lyons, in 2006. Survivors include two sons, Roy L. Lyons and Rondall Lyons, both of Sacramento; a daughter, Shelia Hendricks of... Read more

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