Charles T. Black (1930-2012) "The World Wants Results Not Excuses."
Charles T. “Charlie” Black, 81 of Morgantown, Ky. passed away Saturday,January 14, 2012 at the Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky. He was a Cherryville, North Carolina native and son of the late Clarence David and Dorothy Faye Grigg Black. Mr. Black was a retired Butler County High School Band Director and Mayor of Morgantown, Ky. for 34 years. He was a member of Cassia Masonic Lodge #272 F&AM, Chairman of the Board at Kentuckiana Children’s Center, one of the founders of The Green River Catfish Festival, helped develop Morgantown City Park which later became Charles T. Black City Park in honor of all of his hard work and dedication. He was preceded in death by one son Mark Black; daughter Charlotte Black; sister Dorothy Smith and brother Bill Black.
Memorial contributions may be made to Butler County Band Boosters in care of the Jones Funeral Chapel P.O. Box 414 Morgantown, Ky. 42261.
Charles T. “Charlie” Black is survived by his wife Mary Alice Black of Morgantown, Ky.; 2 daughters Jan Black Embry and husband Michael of Morgantown, Ky. and Carol Black of Cherryville, North Carolina; grandson Garrett Embry of Morgantown, Ky.; granddaughter Mary Beth Embry of Morgantown, Ky.; sister Sonja Hoyle of Cherryville, North Carolina; brother Bob Black of Lincolnton, North Carolina and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Eva J. Hawes Community Building at the Charles T. Black City Park Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 4:30pm with Bro. Roger Taylor officiating. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 3:00pm – 8:00pm at the Jones Funeral Chapel and Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 12:00pm until funeral time at the Eva J. Hawes Community Building at the Charles T. Black City Park. Graveside service will be held Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 10:00am at Riverview Cemetery. Masonic services will be conducted by Cassia Masonic Lodge #272 on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Jones Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.jonesfuneralchapel.com.
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Beech Tree News and Radio 1570 AM WLBQ (which was owned for several years by Mr. and Mrs. Black) would like to offer our readers/listeners the opportunity to share their memories of Mr. Charles T. Black. Whether you were a political contemporary, a former band student or teacher, or simply a friend, we'd like our readers to know more about Mr. Black and his profound influence on our community. Send your comments and/or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be posting them over the coming days.