A Collection of Obituaries from Muncie, IN for Former Wayne Countians
Contributed by Patti Parton
The Muncie Indiana Star-Press, Friday November 12, 1999
MUNCIE- Longtime Resident ANNA ALICE DAVIS,77, died Wednesday in Williamsburg Village after a long illness. Mrs Davis had been a Muncie resident since 1940. She had worked at Wolfe's Ice Cream for 20 yrs and also worked at the Delaware County Home. She was a 52 year member of Memorial Drive Wesleyan Church, where she taught Sunday School and was the director of Youth Services. Survivors include a son, and his wife, 2 daughters, a brother and his wife, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchilren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy R Davis, a brother, 3 sisters and a grandson. Services will be at 2:00pm Saturday in Memorial Drive Wesleyan Church. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory. Calling will be from 4-8pm today at Parson Mortuary and an hour before the services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be sent to Wesleyan Memorial Church.
(***Wife of Roy Davis, who was the son of William Baxter Davis & Luvada Burnett )
Muncie Indiana Newspaper- March 3, 1995
HERSHALL M DAVIS-73, formerly of 2716 E 16th Street, died Thursday in Parker City Health Care Center. Mr Davis was born in Wayne County Kentucky and had lived in Delaware and Randolph Counties area for the past 50 years. Survivors include, 2 sisters, Mrs Stella Williams and Mrs Bonnie Marcum, both of Muncie, a brother, Roy Davis (wife Anna), Parker City and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Wendell, Clarence, Obie Lee, Ottis Glen, Everett, Walter, Bertha and Gertie Davis. Services will be at 2:00pm Saturday in Parson Mortuary Adams Chapel with Rev. Phillip Waters officating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory, north of Muncie. Calling will be 4-8pm today at the mortuary.
(** Son of William Baxter Davis & Luvada Burnett )
The Muncie Star- December 1, 1994 Section D pg 1 C-1
L. ISREAL DAVIS, 61
L. Isreal Davis, 61, 606 N Eastwood died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home. He was born in Shoopman, Ky and moved to Muncie in 1953. He was the founding pastor of Bethel United Baptist Church and helped with the physical construction of the facility. He pastored there for more than 21 years. He was a member of the Farmland Lodge 308, F & AM, and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. Survivors include his daughter, Connie L Davis, Indianapolis, 2 sons; Rick ( wife Deborah) Muncie, and Kevin J Davis ( Wife Teresa) Mooreland. 3 sisters; Jacquline Glass, Auburn, Betty West ( husband Alvis) Riverview, Florida and Charlene Vohenhals ( husband Earl) Alexandria, 4 brothers; James Hollis Davis ( wife Pauline) Lloyd C Davis ( wife Stella) both of Stearns Ky. Josh L Davis ( wife Louise) Muncie. Hoyt Davis ( wife Christine) Sidney, Ohio. 4 grandchildrrn, 1 great grandchild Several neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E and Zoe Dobbs Davis. 2 sisters, Maude and Mary Doris Davis, 2 brothers , Stanley and Paul Davis. Services will be at 1:00pm Friday in Parson Mortuary Adams Chapel with Rev Pete Powell officiating. Burial will be in Gardens Memory Cemetery. Calling will be 3-7pm today at the mortuary where Masonic Memorial Services will be at 7pm.
(* NOTE: Grandson of L.Q Davis and Mary "POLLY" Davis")
Muncie Indiana Star- May 1974
MRS LUVADA DAVIS,89, 149 Middletown Gardens, widow of William B Davis died Thursday Morning in Riverview Convalescent Home in Muncie. She was in Ill health since August of last year. She was a native of Wayne County Kentucky, moving to Muncie in 1947. She was a member of Bethel United Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 daughters; Mrs Stella Williams and Mrs Bonnie Marcum, both of Muncie, 5 sons; Wendell, Indianapolis, Clarence, Stupensville, Ky, Ottis, Hershall and Roy all of Muncie, 40 grandchilern, and 67 great-grandchildern. 3 sisters, Mrs Monie Burnett, Coopersville, Ky, Mrs Seckie Gregory, Monticello, Ky and Mrs Ola Gibson, Stearns, Kentucky. Several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10:30 am Monday at Bethel United Baptist Church with Rev. Isreal Davis and Rev Ross Dobbs officating. Interment will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9pm Sunday at Parson Mortuary or an hour before the services.
The Muncie Indiana Star- September 18, 1994 pg 2D
OTTIS GLEN DAVIS, 68, 315 Howard, died Friday. Mr Davis was born in Monticello, Kentucky and has lived in Muncie, most of his life. He worked at American Lawnmower for 34 yrs before retiring. Survivors include his daughter, Muncie, 2 brothers; Roy (wife Anna) and Hershall both of Parker City, 2 sisters, Stella Williams and Bonnie Marcum, both of Muncie, and a grandchild. Services will be at 1:00pm Tuesday in Parson Mortuary, Adams Chapel. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory, north of Muncie. Calling is 4-9pm Monday at the Mortuary.
(*** Son of William Baxter Davis & Luvada Burnett)
Muncie Star-Press- March 6, 1997
MUNCIE- ROY R DAVIS, 84 Muncie, died Tuesday in Liberty Villiage Nursing Home after a long illness. Mr Davis moved to Muncie in 1940. He was a farmer, and an Orchard Apple Worker for many years. He worked at American Lawnmower before retiring in 1978. He had been a member of Memorial Drive Wesleyan Church since 1950, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Survivors include hi wife of 46 years, Anna Evans Davis, a son, ans 2 daughters, 2 sisters Stella Williams and Bonnie Marcum, 7 grandchildern, 3 step grandchildern, and 7 step-great-grandchildern. 7 brothers and 2 sisters are deceased. Serivices will be at 10:00 am Saturday in Wesleyan Church. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory. Calling will be 4-8pm Friday at Parson Mortuary and an hour before services Saturday at the church.
(** Son of William Baxter Davis & Luvada Burnett )
Lexington Heralder- August 1999
TRECIA DAVIS FLOYD- Age 59, of Monticello, Ky passed away Wednesday August 4, 1999, at Central Baptist Hosptial in Lexington. She was born in Monticello Ky on February 4, 1940 the daughter of Clarence and Letha (Gregory) Davis. She was married and her husband, still Survives. She is also survived by 3 childern;3 brothers; 4 sisters and 5 grandchildern. A graveside funeral service was held Saturday August 7, 1999 at 2:00pm at Elk Spring Cemetery with Brother Dewey Burks officating. Marvin S Hicks Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements.
(** NOTE" Granddaughter of William Baxter Davis & Luvada Burnett)
Muncie Indiana Star- August 2, 1968
WILLIAM B DAVIS, 87, 149 Middletown Gardens, died early Thursday in Ball Hospital. A native of Parmleysville, Ky, he had lived in Muncie 28 years and was a retired American Lawmower Employee. Mr Davis and his wife Luvada celebrated their 65th wedding anniversity in January. He was a member and a deacon at Eastwood Bethel Baptist Church. Surviving besides his wife are; 5 sons, Roy, Ottis and Hershall all of Muncie, Charles W , Indianapolis, and Clarence, Monticello, Kentucky; 3 daughters, Mrs Stella Williams, Mrs Bonnie Marcum and Mrs Gertie Hill, Bell Farm, Ky. 43 grandchildern and 62 great-grandchildern.
Friends may call at the Parson Mortuary from 1-4 and 7-9pm Friday, and at the Eastwood Church one hour before services at 2:00 pm Saturday. Rev Isreal Davis and Rev. Ross Dobbs will officate. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
The Muncie Star- November 1, 1978 pg 18
ADA GREGORY, DIES KENTUCKY NATIVE
Ada Gregory,68, 301 Council Street, died Monday at the Caylor Nickel Clinic, Bluffton, following a extended illness. Born in Wayne County Kentucky. Mrs Gregory had lived in Muncie 31 years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is survived by 3 sons; Lester, Carl and Paul Gregory, a daughter Thelma Sears of Muncie, 2 sisters; Mrs Bertha Crabtree of Monticello, Kentucky and Mrs Clona Koger of Hatton, Indiana. 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10:30 am Thursday in the Latter Day Saints Church with Bishop John Mason officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory. Friends may call at Parson Mortuary from 3-5 and 7-9pm today or at the Church before services.
NOTE: Ada Ball, wife of Fred Gregory, son of Mary Gregory, Grandson of Miles Gregory and Malinda Pemberton.
Ada Gregory was born November 17, 1894 in the Parmleysville Community of Wayne County, and departed this life Sunday August 2nd at the Wayne County Hospital, reaching the age of 92 years old. She was the daughter of Cullen and Luscetta Burnett Koger, both of whom preceeded her in death. She was united in marriage with Willie Gregory who passed away February 24, 1970, and to this union 8 children were born, Surviving are her 8 children, Dillard Gregory of Cinncinnati Ohio, Willard Gregory of Westchester, Ohio, Clyde and Edwin Gregory of Muncie Indiana, Clifford Gregory of Stearns, Ruby Phipps, of Muncie Indiana. Lela Gregory of Cincinnati Ohio, Marie Simpson of Florence, Kentucky and Edward Gregory of Monticello, 47 grandchildren, and 95 great grandchildren, and many neices and nephews, other relatives and may friends remain to mourn her passing. She was preceeded in death by her parents, husband and 2 children, Edna Maples and Alta Waters, five brothers and 3 sisters. She was a member of the Elk Spring Valley Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member as long as her health permitted. Funeral services were held, Tuesday August 4 at 1:00 pm in the Elk Spring Valley Baptist Church with brother Claire E Baker officating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Hoyt G Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
McCreary County Record, McCreary County, Kentucky Tuesday,
October, 16, 1979,
McCreary County Record: Alta Mae Waters, 62, Muncie, Ind., formerly of Rt. 1 Monticello, died Oct. 7, at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted October 10 at McCreary County Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Simon Waters and Rev. Sylvester Dobbs officiating. Burial was in Pine Knot Cemetery./ She was born August 30, 1917, in Parmleysville, Ky., to Ada Gregory and the late Willie Gregory. She lived most of her life in McCreary County, was a housewife and member of New Haven Baptist Church, Co- op. Her husband, John Sidney Waters, and her father preceded her in death./ Survivors include her mother, Ada Gregory, Monticello; children, Kenneth Waters and Chester Waters, both of Cincinnati, Paul Waters and Ella Mae Hill, both of Muncie, Ind., Janice Grundy, Whitley City, Fayrene Hill, Selmon, Ind., Shirley Frye, Mondan, N.D., and Mary Lou Gibson, Monticello; five brothers, Edward Gregory and Clyde Gregory, both of Muncie, Ind., William Gregory and Dillard Gregory, both of Cincinnati, and Clifford Gregory, Hill Top; four sisters, Lela Gregory, Cincinnati, Edna Maples, Monticello, Marie Matthews, Hill Top, and Ruby Phipps, Muncie, Ind., and 19 grandchildren./ McCreary County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Muncie Star- July 30, 1984 pg 23
ARLIE GREGORY, 66
Arlie Gregory, 66, 2512 S Blaine Street died Saturday Evening in the evening in the emergency room in Ball Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Stearns Kentucky, he moved to Muncie in 1944. He was employed at Chevrolet in Muncie for 32 years before retiring in 1980. Mr Gregory was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church, Avondale Sympathy Club, and United Auto Workers Local 499. Survivors include 2 sons; James and Johnnie Gregory, both of Muncie,3 daughters; Ethel Wright, Helen Anderson, and Tara Moore all of Muncie. A brother, Joe Dobbs, Monticello, Kentucky, a sister, Tennessee Smith, Muncie. Six half brothers, 6 half sisters, 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren are deceased. Services will be at 10 am Wednesday in Parson Mortuary Adams Chapel with Rev. Frank Bradburn officiating. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Calling will be from 2-5 and 7-9pm Tuesday and before services Wednesday.
THE WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK OBITS * SEPTEMBER 22, 1999
ALTA MAE GREGORY BENGE, age 97, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Sunday, September 19, 1999 in the Rosewalk Villiage Healthcare Center. She was born in Coopersville, Kentucky on February 6, 1902, the daughter of John S. and Sarah Stinson Gregory. Both parents preceded her in death. She married Herman E. Benge Sr., who preceded her in death. She is survived by 5 children Buford Benge of Plymouth, Indiana, Herman E. Benge Jr., Velda Tucker, Evelyn Young, and Virginia Trent, all of Indianapolis, Indiana; 9 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. She was a homemaker but had been Assistant Postmaster in Delta, Kentucky for 15 years, retiring in 1950. She was a member of Burge Terrace Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 21, 1999 in the church. Graveside services were held Wednesday, September 22, 1999 in Elk Springs Cemetery with Brother Coy Webb officiating. Moore and Kirk Funeral Home in Indianapolis, Indiana in charge of arrangements. Hoyt G. Hickey & Son Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.
Wayne County Kentucky Outlook June 11, 2003
ALTON GREGORY- November 7 1919- June 1, 2003
Alton Gregory, age 83, passed away Sunday June 1, 2003 at the Golden Years Nursing Home. He was born in Wayne County Kentucky on November 7, 1919, the son of the late Denney & Seckie Burnett Gregory. On April 12, 1942 , he married Velva Watson Gregory, who preceeded him in death on May 18, 2000. He is survived by 5 childern, Teary Troxell, Irene Myers, Leonard, Leland and Conley Gregory, two brothers, Hazel and Glenn Gregory, nine grandchildern, five great grandchildern, and many neices, nephews and other relatives. Preceeding him in death were two childern; Louise Stinson and Guy Estill Gregory. He had accepted Christ as his savior and was a member of the Taylor's Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday June 4, 2003 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Harvey Atkinson officiating. Burial was in the Taylor Grove Cemetery. Hoyt G Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK
BESSIE MAE GREGORY LYONS, age 87, of Monticello, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky. She was born in Wayne County, Kentucky on April 22, 1912, the daughter of Jeff and Sophia Sharp Gregory. Both parents preceded her in death. She is survived by 4 children Shirley Sterrett of Sarasota, Florida, Mable Kidd of Monticello, Kentucky, Lewis Dobbs of Lafayette, Indiana, and Bertha Snelling of Cincinnati, Ohio; 3 sisters Bertha Hollingsworth, Martha Garrett, and Dean Lawson; 17 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are 4 children Willard, Wendell, Vernon and Wanda Decker; 5 brothers Owsley, Clair, John, Arnold and Garney Gregory; and 1 grandchild. She was a member of the Greenbusch Baptist Church in Lafayette, Indiana. Funeral services were held Friday, November 15, 1999 in the Soller Baker Funeral Home with Brother James Chase officiating. Burial was in the Springvale Cemetery. Soller Baker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Obituary information is courtesy of Hoyt G. Hickey & Son Funeral Home.
THE MUNCIE STAR- NOVEMBER 18, 1975 pg 13
BONNIE MAE GREGORY 71
A Native of Kentucky, Mrs Bonnie Mae Gregory, 71, 103 S Biltmore Avenue, died Sunday afternoon in Ball Hospital after a short illness. She was the widow of the Reverend James Gregory who died in 1968. A native of Monticello Kentucky, she had lived in Muncie for 34 years and retired in 1958 from Durham Manufacturing. Mrs Gregory was a charter member of Southern Baptist Church on 20th Street. She taught Sunday School at the church for 25 years. Survivors include 2 daughters; Mrs Katherine Scaggs and Mrs Maxine Cummings of Muncie, One son Wallace W Gregory of Muncie, 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 9 am in Southern United Baptist Church with Rev. James Sewell and Rev. Louie Davis officiating. The body will be taken to Hickey Funeral Home in Monticello Kentucky where services will be conducted Thursday. Burial will be in Canada Creek Cemetery, Coopersville Kentucky.
NOTE: Daughter of Sarah Jane Koger & Miles Gregory, Grandaughter of Mordecai Gregory & Matilda Vaughn & James Koger and Elizabeth Gregory. The "Canada Creek Cemetery" is called the Gregory-Corder Cemetery, Wayne County Kentucky.
McCreary County Record
Mr Clifford Gregory of Stearns, Kentucky, died September 27, 2001 at the Veterans Hospital in Lexington Kentucky. He was 75 years old. Funeral Services were held, Sunday, September 30, 2001 at 2 pm in the Chapel of the Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Jr Phillips and Harvey Matthews officiating. Burial was in the Corder Cemetery. He was born December 1, 1925 at Shoopman Kentucky to the late Willie and Ada Koger Gregory. He was married September 8, 1950 in Newport Kentucky to Ruby A Matthews Gregory, owned and operated Gregory's Service Station on Kentucky Highway 93 in the Wolfe Ridge Community for 40 years from 1957-1997. He served his country in WWII in the United States Army as a military policeman in the 86th division. He was a member of the New Haven Baptist Church and the Kinne Slaven American Legion Post 115, and the Black Hawk division on the 86th Infantry. And a former fire commissioner for the West McCreary Fire Department. Besides his parents, 4 brothers preceeded him death, Edward Edwin, Clyde, Dillard Ray, and Willard, 5 sisters also preceeded him death. Edna Maples, Marie Gregory, Alda May Watters, Rose and Edith Irene Gregory. Survivors include his wife Ruby, and 4 sons. Bruce Wayne Gregory of Stearns Kentucky, Lindell and Vicki Gregory of Stearns, Gary and Diane Gregory of Pine Knot and Darrell (Jean Tomes) of Cinncinnati, 4 grandchildren, Jordan and Tyler Gregory, Lisa Tomes, and Linda Kallschmidt. There are 2 surviving sisters, Lela Gregory of Cincinnati and Ruby Phipps of Muncie, Indiana. Pine Knot Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
THE MUNCIE STAR- JANUARY 2, 1978, pg column 4
DILLARD GREGORY SERVICES TUESDAY
Dillard Gregory, 54, 3520 Kilgore Avenue, died Sunday morning at the home of his mother in law, Mrs Mazie UpChurch, 103 Maple Street. He had been in ill health for some time but his death was unexpected. Mr Gregory was born in Mt Pisgah Kentucky, and came to Muncie in 1948. He was employed by Broderick Company for 23 years and more recently worked for Shurthon Inc. He served with the Army in the Pacific, during WWII. Surviving are 4 sons; Bobby, Bruce, Larry and Ronnie, one daughter, Doris, all of Muncie, 4 brothers; Hazel and Glen, both of Frankfurt, Willard of Muncie, and Ott of Monticello, a sister; Mrs Lille Dobbs of California. 9 grandchildren and a great grandson. Services will be conducted at 3:30 pm Tuesday in the Meeks Mortuary by Rev. Paul Brown of Selma Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory. Friends may call at the Mortuary from 3-5pm and 7-9 pm Monday. And prior to services Tuesday. Memorials may be sent to the Delaware County Heart Association. NOTE: Son of Seckie Burnett & Denny Gregory
Wayne County Outlook- March 1, 2000
DONALD S. GREGORY, age 62, of Twyford Point Road in Wayne County, Kentucky passed away Friday, February 18, 2000 at Wayne County Hospital. He was born in McCreary County, Kentucky on June 21, 1937, the son of Delbert and Bertie Coffey Gregory. Both parents preceded him in death. He married Vela Lou Beechboard (Dobbs) Gregory, who survives. He is also survived by 3 step-children Edwin Howard Dobbs, Ina Mae Dobbs Blevins, and Betty Lorraine Dobbs Sweet Sullivan Dawes, all of Monticello, Kentucky; 2 brothers Denzil Gregory and Russell Gregory, both of Monticello, Kentucky; 5 sisters Barbara Bell, Imogene Humble, Ella Dean Humble, Ruth Thompson, all of Monticello, Kentucky, and Phyllis Krock of Piqua, Ohio; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death is a brother Marlin Gregory; and 2 brothers and 1 sister that died in infancy. He was retired from Gamble Brothers Corp. and was an active participant in the Wayne County Adult Health Care Center. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in McCreary County, Kentucky. Funeral services were held Monday, February 21, 2000 at 1 P.M. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Kenneth Thompson and Brother Curtis Burnett officiating. Burial was in Parnell Baptist Church Cemetery. Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
The Muncie Star - Thursday May 16, 1996
DOVA L GREGORY, 74
Dova L Gregory,74, died Tuesday at her home. Mrs. Gregory, who moved to Muncie in 1946 from Griffin Kentucky, was a homemaker. She attended Light Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 sons; Shellie Gregory ( wife Janet) and Ancil Gregory ( wife Dorothy) both of Muncie, a daughter Lana Moore ( husband Robert) Muncie, 2 step sons, John Gregory (wife Terry) and James Gregory (wife Delores) two stepdaughters; Ethel Wright (husband Lonnie) and Helen Anderson ( husband Dave) both of Muncie, four half brothers Theo Gregory,Lawerence Gregory, Carl Gregory and Roy Gregory all of Cincinnati, three sisters; Josephine Shepard, Elma Dobbs, and Irene Gibson all of Cincinnati, 15 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several neices and nephews. Her parents Nettie and Wiley Gregory are deceased. Services will be at 1:00 p.m Friday at Parson Mortuary, burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Calling will be from 4-8 pm today at the mortuary.
The Muncie Star- Wednesday May 4,1994,
DOVIE MARIE GREGORY,77
Dovie Marie Gregory,77,2601 S Blaine St. died Monday at her home after a long illness. She born in Parmleysville Kentucky, and came to Muncie in 1966. She was a member of Westside United Baptist Church. Survivor's include a daughter, Geneva Waters (husband Delon), Muncie, 5 sons, Regal Gregory,(wife Rillie) Clifford Gregory (wife Delma) Glen Gregory (wife Betty) Bill Gregory (wife Patricia) and Charlie Gregory, all of Muncie. A sister Christine Goble of New Castle, 29 grandchildren,22 great grandchildren. four step grandchildren. 1o step great grandchildren. and several neices and nephews. Her husband Edgar died in 1975, a daughter Della Buck died in 1973 and another daugher Grace Kidd, died in 1977. She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers. Services will be at 10 am Thursday in Parson Mortuary-Adams Chapel, Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Calling will be at the mortuary from 4-8pm today and before services Thursday.
NOTE: Daughter of Leander Koger & Alice Koger, Granddaughter of Calvin Koger and Burnetta Gregory
The Muncie Star- December 26, 1975
Edgar Gregory, 62 of 1810 E 16th Street, died at his daughters residence early Thursday after an extended illness. Mr. Gregory was born in Monticello Kentucky and moved to Muncie in 1966 from Stearns Kentucky. Prior to his illness he was employed at American Lawnmower Co. Mr. Gregory was a member of Bell Hill Baptist Church in Kentucky. He is survived by his wife Dovie, 2 daughters, Mrs. Grace Kidd and Mrs. Geneva Woody, Muncie, 5 sons; Regal, Clifford, Glenn, Bill and Charlie of Muncie, one brother, Homer Gregory of Muncie, one sister, Roxie Coffey of Stearns Kentucky, 26 grandchildren. Services will be at 10:00 am Saturday at the Parson Mortuary with Rev. Ross Dobbs officiating. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Callers will be recieved at the Mortuary Friday (Today) 3-9 p.m or prior to services on Saturday. The Muncie Star Press- June 25, 1994 pg 17 c-3 & 4
Edward Gregory, 82, 1519 S Liberty Street, died Friday night after a lengthy illness. Mr. Gregory was born in Parmleysville Kentucky and attended schools there. He employed at Stearns Coal Co in McQuirry County for 44 years and retired from Broderick after 27 years. Survivors include his wife Grace Gregory, 3 daughters and 2 son in laws, Ilean and Jack Tobias, Muncie, Lois and Vernon Wages, Nevada, and Evalee McKinley, Muncie, 2 brothers, Willard Gregory, Cincinnati, and Clifford Gregory, Sterns, 2 sisters, Lela Shoopman, Cincinnati, and Ruby Phipps Muncie, 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Services will be at 1:00 om in the Parson Mortuary, Adams Chapel. Burial will be in Elm Ridge. Calling will be 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm Saturday.
NOTE: Son of Willie Gregory & Ada Koger, Married (1st)_____. 2nd Grace (Clark) Troxell, widow of Hilery Troxell
THE WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST 4, 1999
ESTIL GREGORY, age 74, of the Wray Hill Community of Wayne County, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at Wayne County Hospital in Monticello, Kentucky. He was born in McCreary County, Kentucky on July 10, 1925, the son of John Gregory and Margaret Hill Gregory. Both parents preceded him in death. He is survived by 4 children David Gregory, Margaret Crabtree, Joyce Crabtree, and Glenna Gunter, all of Monticello, Kentucky; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and 1 step great-grandchild. He was employed at Bertram Lumber Mill. Funeral services were held Friday, July 23, 1999 at 2 P.M. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Lee Winchester officiating. Burial was in the Carl Kidd Cemetery.
THE MUNCIE STAR PRESS- APRIL 20, 1999, SEC: B pg 2
GLENN O GREGORY, 58
MUNCIE- Glenn O Gregory,58,died Monday at Ball Hospital. He was born in Kentucky and attended schools there. He worked for Dynamerica and was a member of Westside United Baptist Church. Survivor's include 2 sons; Troy Gregory (wife Julie), Randy Gregory (wife Sabrina), 2 daughters Leisa Entsmiger (husband James) and Treisa Huff ( husband John), 4 brothers, Regal Gregory (wife Rillie), Clifford Gregory ( wife Debra), Bill Gregory ( wife Patricia) and Charlie Gregory, a sister Geneva Waters ( husband Delon) and 7 grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by 2 sisters. Services will be Wednesday in the Parson Mortuary. Burial will be at Elm Ridge Cemetery. Calling will be from 4-8pm today and 1/2 hour before services Wednesday at Parson Mortuary.
NOTE: Son of Edgar Gregory & Dovie Marie Koger
The Muncie Star-Press Saturday, March 15, 2003
Grace T. Gregory, 82
Grace Troxell Gregory 82, Muncie went to be with the Lord after an extended illness at Ball Memorial Hospital. She was born April 8, 1920 in Paint Cliff, KY to William and Mattie Davis Clark. Mrs. Gregory attended school in KY and was a domestic homemaker. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and attended Bethel United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Hilleary Troxell and Edward Gregory; a daughter Ona Fayrene South; two sons, Larry Gordon Troxell and Roy Phillip Troxell; a brother; and two sisters.
* 2nd Wife of Edward Edwin Gregory, son of Willie Gregory & Ada Koger.
The Muncie Star- June 23, 1984
Homer T Gregory, 66
Homer Thomas Gregory, 66, formerly of Muncie died Thursday in his home at Stearns, Kentucky. He was a native of Wayne County Kentucky and had worked at American Lawnmower Corp. He had lived a short time in Muncie,before returning to Kentucky in 1977. Surviving are his wife Minnie Dobbs Gregory, 3 sons; Shellie Gregory, Muncie, Ancil, Oakwood GA, and Linville of Stearns. 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Services will be at 2p.m today in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Stearns with Rev. Earl Davis and Lonnie Smith Officiating. Burial will follow in Sherd Dobbs Cemetery there. Calling hours are after 8:30 am today at Hickman Funeral Home, Whitely City Kentucky and one hour before services today at the Church.
WAYNE COUNTY OUTLOOK
JESSIE FRANCIS GREGORY, age 82, passed away Saturday, June 19, 1999 at Wayne County Hospital. He was born on March 10, 1917, the son of Eli and Effie Koger Gregory. Both parents preceded him in death. He is survived by 3 sons James P. Gregory of Anderson, Indiana, Kenneth Gregory of Markleville, Indiana, and Donald K. Gregory of Belleview, Florida; 2 sisters-Evalee Roberts of Monticello, Kentucky and Gladys Upchurch of Lanesville, Indiana; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death is an infant daughter Jane Phyllis Gregory, 4 sisters Alpha Hancock, Lula Cooper, Mary Helen and Ina Ada Gregory; and 3 brothers Roy and Robert Gregory and an infant brother. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 1 P.M. in the funeral home chapel with Brother Koger Ramsey officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery.
THE MUNCIE STAR PRESS- MAY 20, 1997 SEC B pg 2
MUNCIE- Noble Gregory, 77, died Sunday in his home after a long illness. Mr Gregory had lived in Delaware County for more than 47 years. He was a Army veteran serving in the 123rd Calvary. He worked for Delco Battery for more than 30 years before retiring in 1980. He had worked for the Stearns Coal Mine Comapny in Kentucky. He attended Burlington Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of Eagles Lodge 231. Survivor's include his wife of 37 years, Opal Dobbs Gregory, 3 daughters, Faye Beatty ( husband Edgar) Reba Kay Gregory and Daisy Mae Copher ( husband Alan) a brother Hobert Gregory. 10 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Three sister's are deceased. Services will be in Garden View Funeral Home. Private burial will be in Gardens of Memory. Calling will be from 5-8pm and an hour before services Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Memorials maybe sent to the Cancer Society of Delaware County.
NOTE: Opal Dobbs is the daughter of Jeff Dobbs and Sallie Gibson
The Muncie Star Press- February 7, 2005
Regal Gregory, 69
MUNCIE - Regal Gregory, 69, went to be with his Lord Saturday, February 5th 2005. He was born in Stearns, KY on April 16, 1935 to Edgar and Dovie "Koger" Gregory. He lived in Muncie his entire adult life and retired from Franks Foundry in 1984. He was a faithful member of Westside United Baptist Church, which he loved very much. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter. He left behind his loving wife of 48 years, Rillie Cooper-Gregory; 6 children, Brenda Rook (husband, Jerry), Bremerton, WA, Linda Wright (husband, Harvey), Muncie, Carolyn Johnson (husband, Lannie), Columbia, SC, Kathy Gerber (husband, Bill) Muncie, Tammy Winchester (husband, Steve) Muncie, Regal Gregory Jr. (wife, Dawn) Muncie; 18 grandchildren, Jerry, Danielle and Amanda Rook, Ricky and Donnie Wright, Christopher, Heather and Daniel Johnson, Heather, Angie, Jennifer, Billy and Jesse Gerber, Crystal and Nick Allred, Katlyn and Sierra Winchester, Brandon Pennicuff; and 14 great-grandchildren; brothers Clifford Gregory (wife, Delma) Muncie, Bill Gregory (wife, Patricia), Muncie, Charles Gregory, Muncie; sister, Geneva Waters (husband, Delon), Muncie; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Dovie "Koger" Gregory; 2 sisters, Della Buck and Grace Kidd; and 1 brother, Glen Gregory. Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday February 9, 2005 in Parson Mortuary with Pastor Larry Waters officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and prior to services Wednesday. Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association, Indiana Office, 7363 East 21st, Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
NOTE: Son of Edgar Gregory & Dovie Marie Koger
THE MUNCIE PRESS- October 25, 1985, page 6 column 1
WILLIARD A GREGORY
Willard A Gregory, 64, 1601 E McGalliard died Thursday afternoon in Ball Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services are set for 4:00pm Saturday in Meeks Mortuary, burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Hours are from 6-8pm today and one hour before services Saturday. Mr Gregory was born in Monticello, Kentucky, attended school there and came to Muncie in 1941. He served in the Army in World War II. He was a manager at Hartley Oil until his retirement a few years ago. He was a member of the IOOF lodge 345 of Yorktown. Surviving are his wife, Violet Wages Gregory, a daughter Billie Jean Jessup, Pendleton, a son Donald of Muncie, a sister; Lillie Simpson, Victorville California, 3 brothers; Hazel of Logansport, Glen of Frankfurt, and Ault of Monticello Kentucky and 2 grandchildern.
March 1970- GREGORY
Willie L Gregory, age 77 years, 7 months, 2 weeks and 4 days old, passed away on Tuesday February 24 in the Scott County Hospital in Oneida Tennessee. Mr Gregory was a native of Wayne County, was born July 6, 1892. On August 16, 1910 he was married to Ada Koger, and to this union 12 childern were born, 10 of whom survive, namely, Edwin Gregory, Muncie Indiana, Clyde Gregory, Muncie Indiana, Lela Gregory, Cincinnati Ohio, Alta Walters, Pine Knot KY, Edna Maples, Knoxville Tennessee, Marie Simpson, Newport KY, Williard Gregory, Hill Top Ky, Dillard Gregory, Cinncinnati, Ruby Phipps, Muncie Indiana, Irene Gregory and Rosie Gregory died at birth. Raised one grandchild, Edward Gregory, Cinncinnati Ohio, grandchildern 54, great grandchildern 67, Mr Gregory was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery at Parmleysville. He was a retired Coal Miner, being a miner for thirty-five years, spending most of his life in McCreary County. He moved to Wayne County 12 years ago. Willie Gregory had many friends in Wayne County, also New Castle Indiana and Ohio. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. Funeral services were held on Friday February 27th at 2;00 pm at the Old Bethel Baptist Church at Parmleysville with Rev. Earl Davis and Rev. Eldon Denny officating. Burial was in the Old Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery at Parmleysville. Hickey Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
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