nilaWEIR, KY - Nila Jean Drake, 86 of Weir, KY died Monday afternoon February 27, 2012 at 1:58 p.m. at her home after a lengthy illness.  Nila was born July 3, 1925 in Hopkinsville, KY the daughter of Thelbert M. Gates and Haiti Gates. She was a member of Cherry Grove Church of Christ in Weir and she retired from Pennyrile Mental Health after 20 years.  She was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 62 years Guy  Glendel  Drake in 2006, son Terry Kent Drake in 2001, brothers Tom Gates and Alfred Gates.

She is survived by
4 granddaughters Kristal (Jim) Cobb of Greenville, KY.
Joy (Richard) Richeson  of Centertown, KY.
Amanda (Dylan) Stafford of Jacksonville, FL.
Betsy (Colin) Nelson of Greenville, KY.
8 great-grandchildren Christopher, Travis, Sarah, Autumn, Brandon, Drew, Kent, April
2 great-great granddaughters Linzey and Sage

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday morning March 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from Gary’s Funeral Home Greenville, KY by Mr. Johnny Kelton with burial to follow in Cherry Grove Cemetery Weir, KY.

Friends may call Wednesday February 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gary’s Funeral Home Greenville, KY. and after 9:00 a.m. Thursday.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner
Posted on 2/2/14

Most Read This Week

July 30, 2015 3798

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3734

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2834

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2529

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2445

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16666

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15638

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 02, 2015 1646

Poole Wins Hopkins County Fair Talent Show

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 1161

Community Helps ‘Cram the Hummer’ for School…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 1146

Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair Pageants…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1046

Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 886

Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Encourage…

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 860

Spinal Cord Injury Patient's Foundation Sponsors…

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 579

Legislator's Log - Week of Aug. 2, 2015

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 576

'The Free' Gets Greenville Crowd Groovin'

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 484

MCCH Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 474

Dave Says - Aug. 2, 2015

by SurfKY News