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Vitula Mae RifeDRAKESBORO, KY., — Vitula Mae Rife, 82 of Drakesboro passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Concordia Maple in Greenville, KY. She was born March 22, 1936 in Beaver Dam, KY to the late Charles Martin and Anna Wade Martin.

Mrs. Rife was a member of the Bethel Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, Drakesboro and served in the following capacities, a member of the Mother’s Board, President of the Usher Board, Women’s Missionary Society, Kitchen Committee, Green River Valley District Assoc. and Commissioned a Kentucky Colonel on May 5, 1998. Her employment consisted of Sparks Nursing Home, Muhlenberg Community Hospital, and the remainder of her career was at Belle Meade Nursing Home.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Rife, 1 son Rodney Rife, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories 2 sons Darrell Rife Antioch, TN., Tyrone (Carmon) Rife, Greenville, 3 daughters Beverly (Howard) Morehead, Drakesboro, Nartasha Bacon, Goodlettesville, TN., and Sharon (Paul) Parker, Cleaton, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 sister Thelma Montgomery, Beaver Dam, 2 sisters-in-law Mae Chambers, Browder, and Carolyn (Ronnie) Reed of Drakesboro, several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, distant relatives and 2 special friends Ada Wimbley, Drakesboro, and Linda Staples of Beechmont.

Funeral Services are at 1pm Saturday, September 8, 2018 at The Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Drakesboro.

Visitation 11am – 1pm at the church on Saturday. Burial in West End Cemetery, Greenville with Rev. Ricky Hill, Eulogist and Rev. Reginal Elliott, Officiating.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville, KY is in charge of arrangements.

IMG 1180CENTRAL CITY, KY., — Phyllis Ann Mitchell, 70 of Central City passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at her residence in Central City. She was born August 22, 1947 in Greenville to the late Eugene Milton (Bean) Phelps and the late Mary Elizabeth Hamilton. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Central City and served in the following capacities Culinary Dept. actively involved with the Sunday School Dept. BTU and Vacation Bible School.                                              

Her employment consisted of Approx. 15 years with the Muhlenberg. Co. Board of Education, TVA and P& M Mines. She loved to carry on conversations and meeting people for she never met a stranger.                      

She leaves behind to cherish her memories  a loving husband of 45 years Robert Mitchell of Central City, 3 sons Courtney (Jacqueline) Phelps of Arlington, TX Rico Lamont (Toni) Mitchell of Fort Worth, TX and Marcus (Ginger) Mitchell of Central City, 7 grandchildren Syomna, Kadeija, Keara, Danara, Erica, Dondre and Little Rico, 3 great grandchildren Kaliyah, Lizzy and Dontae, 7 brothers William ( Louise) Hamilton, Michael Eugene Phelps, Jerry Phelps, Ricky Phelps, Lendell Phelps, Melvin Phelps and Perry Phelps, 5 sisters Gloria J. Phelps, Elaine Phelps, Janie Phelps, Patricia Phelps and Annetta Phelps, special cousin Donald McGruder, Sr., several nieces, nephews, cousins, distant relatives and  friends.

Funeral Services are at 11am July 13, 2018 at The Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Central City. Visitation 9am – 11am at the church on Friday. Burial in West End Cemetery, Greenville, KY.  Rev. Otis Cunningham, Eulogist.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

IMG 1100GREENVILLE, KY., — George Thomas Phillips, 82, of Greenville passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville.

He was born September 10, 1935 in Greenville to the late Robert Lincoln Phillips and the late Margaret Bard Phillips.

Mr. Phillips worked at the Ken Surface Mines in Rockport, KY for Approx. 29 years.

He loved spending his past time having conversations at the IGA.

He  leaves behind to cherish his memories, a loving wife Margaret Lester Phillips, Greenville, 3 sons Clifford ( LaGertha) Phillips, Columbus, Ohio, James Phillips and Keith Phillips both of Greenville, 2 daughters Tracey ( Johnny) Owens of Greenville, and Patricia Hawkins of Greenville, 10 grandchildren, 1 brother Robert ( Helen) Phillips, Sr., Greenville, 1 sister Mary Ann ( James)  Bell, Russellville, KY several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral Services are Wednesday at 1pm April 18, 2018 at The Pentecostal Church of God In Christ, in Greenville.

Visitation 11am – 1pm at the church on Wednesday. Burial in West End Cemetery, Greenville.  Elder Archie Grimmett, Eulogist.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville, KY is in charge of arrangements.

IMG 1229vet ffffffDETROIT, MI., — Anthony Larosa Drake, 61 of Detroit passed away at his residence on Monday, February 19, 2018. He was born in Greenville, KY on February 13, 1957 and was employed by Allied Eagle Spartan Chemical Company in Detroit, Michigan. Anthony enlisted and served terms in both Army & Navy Branches of Service.

He is preceded in death by his father Bobby McCoy, 2 brothers Douglas McCoy and Michael Van Drake.

He  leaves behind to cherish his memories Mother Cozetta Drake of Greenville, KY, 2 brothers Jeffery ( Karen) Drake of Greenville, KY and Jerome McCoy, Drakesboro, KY, 3 sisters Tylena Drake of Greenville, KY, Shea Drake, Central City, KY and Glena McCoy, Bowling Green, KY, a host of aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services are 12noon Monday, February 26, 2018 at Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Greenville, KY.

Visitation 11am – 12noon at the church on Monday. Burial in West End Cemetery, Greenville, KY.  Rev. BaTavi Combs, Officiating, Min. Charles Ray Bard, Eulogist.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville, KY is in charge of arrangements.   

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IMG 1202vet ffffffOWENSBORO, KY., — Billy Gene Milan, 75, of Owensboro passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Signature Hillcrest Nursing Home after a short illness.

He was born in Owensboro on June 12,1942 to the late Marrine Coleman Shaw and the late Othello Millom. He attended Western High School, professed his faith at an early age and was of the Baptist faith. Sergeant Billy Gene Milan served in the U.S. Army being stationed at Fort Bragg N.C. with the 101st Airborne Division and made over 300 parachute jumps while serving in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW Post 696 and AMVETS. This Vietnam Vet completed 3 tours. Billy loved going to the VFW Post 696 every day and talking about war times. He loved fishing and collecting junk. Billy was a loving and kind person who would do anything in the world for you, if you were in need.

Billy is preceded in death by his parents Othello Millom, Sr. and Marrine Coleman Shaw and a sister Carolyn Cooper Barnes.

He  leaves behind to cherish his memories, 3 brothers Othello Millan, Jr. and  Stephen Millan both of Owensboro, KY and Anthony (Karen) Millom, Lawndale, California, 3 sisters Louella Lee and Deborah (J.T.) Street both of Owensboro, KY and Rose Marie Casterman, Evansville, IN., 3 aunts Margaret Coleman and Birdie Coleman both of Owensboro, KY and Jean Coleman, Louisville, KY, Durham North Carolina Family, several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral Services are 12noon Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY.

Visitation 10am – 12noon at the church on Saturday. Burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Owensboro, KY.  Rev. Larry D. Lewis, Officiating.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville, KY is in charge of arrangements.

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