Funeral services for Ernest William Waddell, 79, a native of Christian County, were held Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Gamble Funeral Home, 1311 S. Liberty Street, Hopkinsville. Internment followed in the Pleasant Green C.M.E Church Cemetery. Visitation was held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the funeral home.

Ernest Waddell passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at his home.

He was born April 18, 1939 in Christian County to the late Walter Browder Waddell and Cornelia Gaither Waddell.

Ernest was married to his loving and devoted wife, Hattie J. Waddell. He was a member of Pleasant Green C.M.E. Church, where he served as a steward, trustee, and treasurer. Ernest was head supervisor at Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home for 41 years. In his spare time he enjoyed farming.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Ernest is survived by his wife of 58 years, Hattie J. Waddell, of Christian County; daughters, Ernestine Waddell-Bell, Eunice Waddell-Cain, and Eugenia (Steven) Bailey; siblings, Nathaniel Waddell, Vada Waddell; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

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