Greenville - Mr. Charles James Tabor, 86, of 100 Paxton Drive, died Wednesday, February 28, 1990 at 2:00 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mr. Tabor was born in Breckinridge County on July 13, 1903. He was a resident of Greenville for 19 years. He was a retired maintenance worker for the Independent Oil Company in Leitchfield, Kentucky and a member of the Leitchfield Masonic Lodge #236 F&AM in Leitchfield.
Survivors include his wife, Lou Estelle Tabor of Greenville; five sons, Mike Tabor of Leitchfield, Jim Tabor of Louisville, Sonny Dallas of Leitchfield, Norris Grace of Greenville, Lendell R. Grace of Vincennes, Indiana; four daughters, Mrs. Norma Webb of Louisville, Mrs. Sue Douhitt of St. Paul, Kentucky, Mrs. Anna Bivins and Mrs. Barbara Jessup, both of Greenville; 24 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Norton and Mrs. Lucille Carmon, both of Irvington, Kentucky and Mrs. Millie Poole of Covington, Kentucky; two brothers, Hormer Tabor of Cloverport, Kentucky and Harold Tabor of Muldrough, Kentucky.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3, at 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church in Leitchfield with the Rev. Hobert Eaton officiating, assisted by the Rev. Scott Orr. The body lie in state at the Watkins Funeral Home in Leitchfield for visitation from 1 p.m. until funeral time on Saturday. Burial was in Sanders Cemetery.
Source: Leader News, Greenville, March 1990
Greenville - Mrs. Estelle L. Tabor, 79, of 100 Paxton Drive, Greenville, died Thursday, June 14 at 12:25 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mrs. Tabor was born in Muhlenberg County on April 29, 1911 and was preceded in death by her husband Charles James Tabor who died February 28, 1990. She was a member of the Mud River Union Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Anna Bivins of Greenville and Mrs. Barbara Jessup of Route 1, Greenville; two sons, Norris Grace of Greenville and Lindell R. Grace of Vincennes, Indiana; one step daughter, Mrs. Norma Webb of Louisville; two step sons, Mike Tabor of Leitchfield and Jimmy Tabor of Louisville; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m. at the Gary Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery.
Source: Leader News, Greenville, June 20, 1990
Oldest Civil War Veteran in County Dies At Depoy
John T. Tanner, 99 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, passes away at his home in Depoy Sunday morning.
At the age of 24 Mr. Tanner enlisted in Co. A 35th Regiment Kentucky Infantry on June 20, 1863, and was discharged on December 29, 1864. He was born and reared in Muhlenberg county. He spent his life on the farm and has been active until the past year. He had only been sick a short while and died of pneumonia.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church, Depoy, Monday afternoon and burial was at Oak Grove cemetery. Six World War veterans in uniform served as casket bearers and a firing squad from Post 61, American Legion, fired the salute.
Only three Civil War veterans survive in Muhlenberg County.
Source: The Messenger, Central City, Thursday, November 25, 1937
Contributed by Roxanne Hicks
Richard T. Tanner, 86, To Be Buried Friday
Powderly - Richard Thomas Turner, 86, died Wednesday, April 20, at 12:35 a.m. at the home of his niece in Powderly.
He was a retired farmer and was born in Hopkins County on Dec. 15, 1879.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Mae Tanner of Greenville Route 2; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Friday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in Greenville, the Rev. Fred Fox officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Source: Times Argus, Central City April 21, 1966
Mrs. Walter Tate, 84, Buried Tuesday
Mrs. Malissa B. Tate, 84, former resident of Central City and Madisonville, died in McAlester, Okla., at 7:35 p.m. Saturday, March 16. She had been ill for almost two months.
She was the widow of the late Walter Tate and had been living a number of years with her daughter, Mrs. Ward Padgett of McAlester.
Surviving in addition to the daughter, are a son, Charles F. Tate Sr. of Louisville; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Madisonville First Baptist Church by Dr. Harold J. Purdy with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Source: Times-Argus, Central City March 21, 1968
Joann Taylor, retired Muhlenberg County educator for 32 years, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 30, 2002. She passed away at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.
Born July 2, 1948, she was the second child of Ruth and Lucian Taylor Sr. of Central City. She was a member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher from 1982-1998, assisted with Vacation Bible School, and helped out with various projects as needed. Her community work included service on the committee of the Muhlenberg Habitat for Humanity.
As a devoted educator in Muhlenberg County, Joann instructed primary level students P-3/4 for 27 years. After her retirement, Joann was a part time instructor for Madisonville Community College, a part time teacher educator for Western Kentucky University and a part time substitute teacher for the Muhlenberg County School System. She also had a five year certification in the state of Tennessee. Joann received a B.S. degree in 1970, a M.A. degree in 1975, and Rank I in 1983 in elementary education from Western Kentucky University.
She is survived by four brothers, Dr. Lucian Taylor Jr. of Lexington, John Thomas Taylor Sr. of Central City, Jerry Taylor of Drakesboro and Stan Taylor of Corona, California; four sisters, Cordia Jones of Irvine, California, Dorris Powell of Smyrna, Tennessee, Brenda Taylor of Santa Ana, California and Donna Taylor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; seven nieces; five nephews; and two great nieces.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 3, and Homegoing Celebration will be Friday, October 4 at 2 p.m., both at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Leader News, Greenville
Mrs. Una Taylor, 84, Buried in Greenville
Greenville - Mrs. Una J. Taylor, 84, widow of Vic Taylor, died early Saturday, April 26 here at home. A native of Ohio County, Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Greenville Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert Brown, Martinsburg, W.Va., one grandchild, two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Kate Jones, Greenville.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Gilbert P. Robertson, assisted by Rev. A.B. Gross. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.
Source: The Messenger, Central City May 1, 1959 Thursday
Madisonville, Ky. - Lois Rose Thomas, 78, of Central City, Ky., died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville.
She was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Mulenberg County, Ky. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Central City. She retired from First Kentucky Bank in Central City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Thomas, in 1998; one son, Charles “Chuck” Thomas, in 2005; and one sister, Rebecca Hill.
She is survived by one son, Durward Thomas of Central City; one brother, Bob Rose of Graham, Ky.; three sisters, Arna Oates of Madisonville, Ky., Leona Bard of Greenville, Ky., and Ruthie Vincent of Central City; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with the Rev. Bob Lowery and Dr. Kevin Brown officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.
Source: The Messenger, Madisonville, KY, October 8, 2006
Greenvill - Ms. Mary Alice (Martin) Thomas, 64, of Bowling Green, formerly of Greenville, died Friday, June 21, 2002 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.
Ms. Thomas was a Muhlenberg County native and was a member of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Depoy where she served as Sunday School Teacher and a Missionary worker.
Survivors include three sons, Charles (Chuck) Martin and Gene Martin, both of Central City and Michael Martin of Greenville; one daughter, Rita Daniels of Bowling Green; 12 grandchildren; two nephews; one brother, Robert Mitchell of Central City; two aunts, Dorothy H. Bibbs of Greenville and Lottie Parks of Indianapolis, Indiana; one step-son, Harold Thomas of Houston, Texas; and one step-daughter, Carol Elmore of Calumet Park, Illinois.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Greenville. Burial followed in West End Cemetery in Greenville. Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of all arrangements.
Source: Leader News, Greenville
Service for Mrs. Thurman held Sunday
Island - Mrs. Nellie Thurman, 95, of Island, died Friday, March 31  at 11:45 a.m. at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mrs. Thurman was born in Muhlenberg County, December 22, 1882 and was a member at Morgantown Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, J.M. Thurman, Route 1, Island, KY; one daughter, Catherine Brown, Central City; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Isadore Welborne, Sacramento, KY; and Mrs. Dee O'Neal, Fontana, CA.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. John Guy Smith officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Source: Leader News, Greenville, April 1978
Greenville - Mrs. Thelma Druzil Thurman, 74, of 305 Wheeler Avenue, Greenville, died Saturday, June 23, 1984 at 4:45 a.m. at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mrs. Thurman was born in Muhlenberg County on October 14, 1909. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Greenville.
Survivors include her husband, J.M. Thurman of Greenville; one son, Stanley R. Thurman of Greenville; two grandchildren, Mark Southard of Evansville, IN, and Teresa Southard of Greenville; one great-grandchild; seven brothers, Roy Dennis of Canton, OH; Marion Dennis of Greenville; Joe Dennis of White Plains; Howard Dennis of White Plains; Hershel Dennis of Gilbertsville, KY; Wesley Dennis of Clifty; Boyce Dennis of Vista, CA; and one sister, Mrs. Walter Swain of Drakesboro.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at the Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Robert Bozarth officiating, assisted by Rev. Willard Brown. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Source: Leader News, Greenville, June 1984
Mrs. Joe Tinsley Dies in Nelson
Nelson - Mrs. Nanie Elizabeth Tinsley, 37, died at her home here on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 11:10 p.m.
She was born in Butler County on July 27, 1910, and had lived in the Nelson community for 27 years.
She was a member of the Green River Chapel Church.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Nelson Creek Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Tinsley, two sons, Charles Neal and Raymond L.; one daughter, Mrs. Era Christian, all of Nelson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Cartwright, Bluff community; five brothers, Losco, Louisville; James, Calhoun; Frank, Edward and M.D., Central City; six [sic] sisters, Mrs. Opaline Arnold, Mrs. Ester Ray, Mrs. Lucille Neal, all of Central City; Mrs. Frances Caldwell, Louisville; Mrs. Virginia Sublett, Milwaukee, Wis.
Source: The Messenger, Central City, Thursday February 12, 1948
Funeral Services For Mrs. Hershel Tipton
Central City Woman Dies Saturday Morning; Interment in Forest Grove Cemetery Sunday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hershel Tipton, 43 years old, who died at her home on West Fourth street at 3:45 o'clock last Saturday morning were held from the Forest Grove Church, near Browder at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. O.P. Bush, pastor of the Central City Baptist church, assisted by the Rev. Drexel Hankins of Forest Grove. Interment was in Forest Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Tipton was born in Muhlenberg county on October 27, 1890, moving to Central City in 1921. On December 25, 1912, she was married to Mr. Tipton and is survived by her husband and four children, Paul, Elmora, Bobby Lee and Mildred Tipton.
Mrs. Tipton was a member of the Central City Baptist church, uniting with the church several years ago.
Source: The Messenger December 21, 1933
W.M.E. Tipton, 72, Dies in Russellville
Russellville - W.M. Estill Tipton, 72, a retired casket maker and a native of Muhlenberg County, died July 30 in Logan County Hospital.
Survivors are his wife; two brothers, Albert Tipton, Russellville, and Bernard Tipton, Evansville, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Elvis Stuart, Drakesboro, and Mrs. B.A. Parker, Chicago.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Source: The Messenger Thursday August 1, 1957
Delmar Todd Is Killed Instantly In Graham Mine
Killed Instantly Tuesday When Huge Bulk of Slate Fell on Him; Services Held Wednesday.
Delmar Todd, 20 years old, Greenville, was killed instantly at noon Tuesday when a huge bulk of slate fell on him in the W.G. Duncan Coal company's pit at Graham. Todd, who had been employed at the mine for the last eight or ten years, was ripping slate from the roof, when the fall struck him. Three other miners near by, who had been helping Todd, were not injured.
The body was removed from the mine and to the residence at Greenville, where it was prepared for burial. Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church, with the pastor, the Rev. Roy Short, in charge. Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.
Surviving are the widow and three small children, his mother, Mrs. Leslie Todd; three brothers, Gerald, Robert and L.D. Todd; three sisters, Mesdames Fred Hill and Martin Sallee and Miss Maggie Todd, all of Graham.
Source: Messenger, Central City, December 1, 1932
Bryant Todd, 72, Is Buried July 11
Graham - Jennings Bryant Todd, 72, of Madisonville, died in Hopkins County Hospital at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9. He broke his hip a month ago and had been ill since.
Mr. Todd was born Feb. 1, 1895 in Hopkins County, the son of the late Burnet Todd and Nancy Ann Sanders Todd. He was married to Kathryn Emma Smollen in 1967. He had lived in Madisonville for the past five years. Before retiring he had worked for the W.G. Duncan Coal Co. at Graham and New Braden mine in New Braden, Ill.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kathryn Todd of Madisonville; four sisters, Miss Doshie Todd of Madisonville, Mrs. Nora Hummel of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Audrey Mabrey of Apalachicola, Fla., and Mrs. Martha Popper of Vernon Beach, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.
Services were at 3 p.m. Friday, July 11, in Earlington, with Dr. Harry A. Pullen, Jr. of Madisonville officiating. Burial was in Graham Cemetery.
Source: “Bryant Todd Obituary.” The Messenger [Central City, KY], 17 July 1969. Microfilm.
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Travis Infant Dies
Browder - Funeral services for Billy Wayne Travis, 9-months old son of Mrs. Opal Travis, were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the home of his uncle, Neeley Travis, with the Rev. David Martin officiating.
Burial was in the Dunmor Cemetery under the direction of the Parker-Harkins-Washburne Funeral Home.
He died early Saturday in Browder.
Source: The Messenger, Central City, Thursday August 19, 1948
Cassie Samantha Brown
Mrs. Cassie Samantha Brown [sic] died on Sunday, December 3, 1933, age 71 years, 10 months and 28 [days], born on January 5, 1862. Married January 19, 1888, to James H. Tudor, to this union was born eight children, of which seven survive.
Professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church at Oak Grove at about 12 years of age, later removing her membership to Cedar Grove.
She was true wife, a devoted mother, and lived a humble, Christian life.
Source: The Messenger December 14, 1933
Miss Alice Tunstill, 100, of Bellmeade Nursing Home in Greenville, formerly of Lewisburg, died Monday, October 16, (1989) at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
She was the daughter of John William and Louise O'Neal Tunstill and was born September 7, 1889, in Muhlenberg County. She was a retired seamstress and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Price Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Forrest officiating. Burial followed in the Elk Lick Cemetery. (Pallbearers were listed.) Several cousins (not named) survived.
Source: The Logan Leader, Monday, October 23, 1989, pg. 5
Contributed by Dorann O'Neal Lam
Mrs. Fannnie Tunstill of Greenville Dies
Mrs. Fannie T. Tunstill, 94, died August 5 (1971) at 3:15 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital.
Born in Muhlenberg County, September 14, 1876, she was a member of the Paradise Baptist Church.
Her survivors include one son, Smith Tunstill, Greenville; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Rose Cavanaugh, Drakesboro; and one brother Carlos Smith, Ennis.
Services were held Saturday, August 7, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tucker Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fox officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Source: Leader-News. No date.
Mr. Smith Tunstill, 82, of Greenville, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, at 6:35 p.m. at Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.
Mr. Tunstill was born in Muhlenberg County on June 28, 1914. He was a retired superintendent from SuperValu, formerly J. Zinsmeister Company.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Tunstill of Greenville; one son, Charles Tunstill of Beaver Dam; one daughter, Pat Gregory of Central City; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. at Tucker Funeral Home Inc. in Central City with Charles Gresham officiating.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
H.H. Turner, 82, Dies in Hopkins
H.H. Turner died in the Hopkins County Hospital at 6:30 p.m. Monday, two hours after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage in his home. Monday was Mr. Turner's 82nd birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner had moved to Madisonville from Greenville four years ago in January. Their daughter, Mrs. Otho Simms, died here recently.
A member of Madisonville First Baptist church, Mr. Turner is survived by the wife, Mrs. Dora Pendley Turner, Madisonville; four sons, Basil Turner, Elkhart, Ind., H.D. Turner, New Orlean, La., Charles Turner, Indianapolis, and Guy Turner, St. Joseph, Mo.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dr. Harold D. Tallant, pastor of First Baptist Church officiated and interment in Odd Fellows cemetery.
Source: The Messenger, Central City, Thursday March 16, 1961
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