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Obituaries

    1. Norma Jean Sumner
      Norma Jean Sumner

      6/15/2018

      DRAKESBORO- Norma Jean Sumner, 89, of Hartford died June 15, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. Norma Jean was born October 24, 1928 to Ruby McNealy Price and Harley Price. Jean retired from the Muhlenberg County School System as a lunchroom cook and then as secretary of Drakesboro School. She was also a member of Gospel Tabernacle Church in Russellville. Norma Jean was preceded in death by her husband, George Sumner, Jr., and her parents. ... Read more

    2. Doyle Dewaine Blankenship
      Doyle Dewaine Blankenship

      6/14/2018

      CENTRAL CITY - Doyle Dewaine Blankenship, 64, of Central City, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at his home. Mr. Blankenship was born June 2, 1954, in Muhlenberg County. He was a coal miner.He is survived by his son, Nicholaus Blankenship; daughter Melissa Blankenship; brothers Doug Blankenship and Kenneth Blankenship; and sisters Debra Eaton and Pam Haynes.Funeral services will be Monday, June 18, 2018, at 2:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home... Read more

    3. Elza Tommy Gray, Jr.
      Elza Tommy Gray, Jr.

      6/14/2018

      CENTRAL CITY - Elza Tommy Gray, Jr., 88, of Central City, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 9:24PM at his home. Mr. Gray was born December 25, 1929, in Muhlenberg County. He was President and Co-owner of A & G Egg Farm, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Central City, He was a member of the Kentucky Poultry Federation and was a Kentucky Colonel. In 1951, he signed with the Detroit Tigers as center fielder. The night before... Read more

    4. Johnny Mack Hopper
      Johnny Mack Hopper

      6/14/2018

      CENTRAL CITY – Johnny Mack Hopper, 66, of Central City, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 11:12pm at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Hopper was born November 25, 1951, in Gadsden, AL. He was a retired shift operator supervisor at TVA, and of the Baptist faith. He loved to fish. He loved his family, playing the guitar, and music. He was in the U.S. Coast Guard prior to his employment for TVA, and was stationed on the... Read more

    5. Robert Leroy Metheny, Jr.
      Robert Leroy Metheny, Jr.

      6/14/2018

      CENTRAL CITY - Robert Leroy Metheny.Jr., age 94, of Central City died Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Robert was born June 9, 1924 in McCracken County. He worked for I. C. Railroad and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He is survived by his wife Imogene Metheny; son Ronald Metheny and daughter Sandra Jacobs; six grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren... Read more

    6. Lois LaVerne Smith
      Lois LaVerne Smith

      6/14/2018

      SACRAMENTO - Lois LaVerne Smith, 87, of Sacramento, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 2:48PM at her daughter's residence. Mrs. Smith was born January 24, 1931, in Sacramento. She was a homemaker and a pastor's wife, and was a member of Providence Primitive Baptist Church. She loved her Lord and family. She also loved Kentucky basketball, cooking, playing cards, traveling, sewing, and singing. She was preceded in death by her husband, John... Read more

    7. Rebecca Ann Stanley
      Rebecca Ann Stanley

      6/11/2018

      CENTRAL CITY - Rebecca Ann Stanley, 71, of Central City, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at 11:21AM at Diversicare of Greenville. Mrs. Stanley was born February 4, 1947, in Muhlenberg County. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her son, William Stanley; parents J.T. and Clarine Garrett; and brothers Darrell Garrett and Wayne Garrett.She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Stanley; sons Billy ... Read more

    8. Diana Kate Stines Wassilak
      Diana Kate Stines Wassilak

      6/11/2018

      Mrs. Diana Kate Stines Wassilak, 80, of Hartwell, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at her home.Born on April 10, 1938 in Benton Harbor, MI, she was the daughter of the late Ross V. Stines and Louise McClellan Stines. Mrs. Wassilak was a homemaker and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was lovingly known as "Maka" by many.Survivors include her husband of 60 years: Chester Wassilak;... Read more

    9. Norma Sue Payton
      Norma Sue Payton

      6/10/2018

      BREMEN - Norma Sue Payton, 83, of Bremen, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 11:27AM at Baptist Health in Madisonville. Mrs. Payton was born October 6, 1934, in McCracken County, KY. She was a personal care aide at Sunny Acres in Calhoun, and attended Powers Chapel Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Payton; and brother Durard Warford.She is survived by her sons, Ricky (Kathy) Payton of Bremen, Randy Payton of Bremen,... Read more

    10. Kenneth  "Kenny" Wright
      Kenneth "Kenny" Wright

      6/8/2018

      GRAHAM - Kenneth "Kenny" Wright, age 67, of Graham received his Heavenly wings June 8, 2018. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and being outdoors. Memories of hunting with his son and friends were a favorite conversation. Kenny enjoyed owning a race car and bringing home many wins until his health failed. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents Rev. Jewell and Earnestine Vincent and L.V. and Venetta Wright. He is survived... Read more

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