Condolence & Memory Journal

Ernest was an incredible person. I met him in 2011 when I travelled to Kentucky with his cousin. He was still fixing things around his farm, cleaning out the ditches, driving around with his tractor. His stories about the history of his family and other members of the community were insightful and captivating. By far, the most hospitable person I have ever known. I was fortunate enough to have visited him several times. He was grounded in his faith, an extremely hard worker, always willing to lend a helping hand to others, very patient, thoughtful and slow to anger. He always treated me with kindness. He will always inspire me to be a better person. I will miss my good friend. God Bless you Ernest and Rest in Peace.

Posted by Phillip Cochran    December 18, 2020

Wanda and family,

I am very sorry for your loss. Ernest was a great, long time friend, as well as a family member. He was kind, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. We spent many days visiting relatives, cemeteries, placing headstones on unmarked graves, and gathering family information throughout Muhlenberg, Ohio, and surrounding counties. Over the years, I visited Ernest and Marcy many times and often spoke with them by phone. They were gracious and hospitable hosts. I am grateful for his support and help when researching and writing a book about several area families, without which the book could not have been completed. He will be long remembered and missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. RIP, Ernest.

Posted by David Gallit - OH - Family   December 17, 2020

So sorry for the loss of Mr. Fulkerson. I've known Ernest since I was a little boy. He was such a nice man. Mu condolences to the family. Wayne

Posted by Henry Hunsaker - BEAVER DAM, KY - Friend   December 16, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

Posted by Krisi McDonald - Fairfield, CA - Friend   December 15, 2020

Ernest was a family historian for the Fulkerson family and generally such a wonderful person. He and his daughter Wanda welcomed me and my husband and our then-young family to his farm, and both he and Wanda were happy to share a wealth of information about our mutual family history. To this day, the kids talk about Cousin Ernest and how kind he was to us and what a special day we got to spend with him. As we were leaving the area, he made sure to help us find our way to the highway--and in a way that reminded me so much of my own father. I think the way he led his life proves love does run in families. It was only for an afternoon, but in that afternoon he showed me and my family such warmth and hospitality. And I'll always be grateful to him and to Wanda and her husband Jimmie for that wonderful time we had with them. Ernest and his family will be in our prayers.

Posted by Linda Fulkerson Cook - Cecilia, KY - Acquaintance   December 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of Ernie's passing. Sending prayers and our love to the family and sorry we couldn't be there. I know he loved my Nanny very much. With all our love.

Posted by Rachel Mason - Lexington, KY - Family   December 14, 2020

Wanda, I am sorry to hear about your loss. I know that God welcomed him home and that your faith will keep you during this difficult time. God bless you my friend.

Posted by Ben Dukes - Central City, KY - Friend   December 14, 2020

Ernest was a good and dear friend, as was he and his Family, Wanda we are heart broken to hear of Ernest and Marcy's passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Karen Brandon - Central City, KY - Family Friend   December 13, 2020

I will miss Ernest. He was a great friend and one-time neighbor. I loved listening to his stories of his life. He was a great storyteller and had a wonderful memory. May he rest in peace. Love to all.

Posted by Sally (Bodine) Snyder - Knoxville, TN - friend   December 12, 2020

Wanda and family, I am so sorry for your precious loss. You know how much our family thought of your Dad. We want you to know that we are thinking of you and your family.
Brenda Brewer and Brothers and sisters

Posted by Brenda Brewer - Central city, KY - Friend   December 12, 2020

Wanda and family, I am so sorry to read of Mr. Earnest's passing. I always loved him, he was such a good human being. My prayers are with you and love you always❤

Posted by Susie Winters - central city, KY - Friend   December 12, 2020