Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

February 22, 2013

Obituaries: Feb. 23, 2013

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Lucy Kathleen Cummins

GLASGOW – Lucy Kathleen Cummins, 92, of Glasgow, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at NHC Healthcare Center.

The Barren County native was a daughter of the late Herschel and Darah Thomerson Morrison and the wife of the late Clarence Cummins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Willie Dee Morrison, George Morrison and James Morrison; and two sisters, Eunice Shipley and Opal Chambers.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Columbia Avenue Church of Christ and retired from General Telephone Company in 1970.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and continue until funeral time.

Herbert Lee England

HARDYVILLE – Herbert Lee England, 93, of Hardyville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.

He was a native of Hart County, a retired farmer and former owner-operator of H.L. England Trucking Company, a member of Park Methodist Church and a long-time Trustee of Cosby Cemetery. He enjoyed people and life in general.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Venus J. (Jake) England and Mattie Branstetter England; his wife, Dorothy Hamilton England in 2011; and by two brothers, Carlos J. England and Henry Buford England.

He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Meadows and her husband Paul, of Glasgow, and Sandra Gentry and her husband Kenneth, of Hardyville; one granddaughter, Cindy Meadows, of Hardyville; three grandsons, Mark Gentry and his wife Margie, of Hardyville, Jeffrey Scott Meadows and his wife Michelle, of Glasgow, and Michael Gentry and his wife Marsha, of Cave City; five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial to follow in Cosby Cemetery. Visitation will be at Winn Funeral Home from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. until funeral time on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cosby Cemetery, c/o Jerry Branstetter.


Larry Keith Glass

GLASGOW – Larry Keith Glass, 65, of Glasgow, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born in Glasgow, the son of the late James and Eunice Minor Glass. Larry retired from the National Linen Service and later was employed by DANA and Felker Brothers. He loved and spent years researching his genealogy. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Matthews Glass; two daughters, Angie Bishop (Chuck) and Andrea Haynes (Corey), both of Glasgow; six grandchildren, Cade, Laney and Caroline Bishop and Elleri, Huston and Ryder Haynes; one sister, Pat Vincent (Ranzy), of Glasgow; several nieces and nephews including Amy Key (Mark), of Smiths Grove and a great-nephew, Landon Key; his mother-in-law, Olene Matthews and sisters-in-law, Jackie Clemmons (Tony) and Jean Crow (Follis), all of Glasgow, and Jo Fields, of Louisville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Clifton Matthews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at  A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Sunday.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to either Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Ky Chapter, 153 Thierman Lane, Louisville, KY 40207.

Marrs Jackson

TOMPKINSVILLE – Marrs Jackson, 72, of Tompkinsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, while in the company of family members at Monroe County Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Marrs was born in Tompkinsville, on June 9, 1940, a son of the late Hattie Marie (Pruitt) and Tas Jackson. On May 24, 1958 in Monroe County he married Mary Jackson, who survives him.

He was the retired owner and operator of Jackson’s Shell Station in Tompkinsville. He was also a member of Mount Gilead Church of Christ.

Marrs is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Brett) McCreary, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Kim (Billy) Flanary, of Glasgow; by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Marrs is also survived by two sisters, Jean Hunter, of Tompkinsville, and Frances Grimsley, of Glasgow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tas and Hattie Jackson, and three sisters, Zora Thompson, Alice Cain and Melene Goforth.

Funeral services were held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. John Osgatharp and Tim McHenry officiated. Burial was in Monroe County Memorial Lawn. The family requests donations to Alzheimer’s Association.


Bessie Mae Johnson

BONNIEVILLE – Bessie Mae Johnson, 85, of Bonnieville, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Kensington Manor and Rehab in Elizabethtown.  

She was born in Louisville on May 22, 1927, to the late Archie Gilbert Caswell and Bertha Frances Alvey Caswell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Johnson.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bonnieville Baptist Church with Brother Ronnie Blair officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Park Cemetery at Bonnieville. Visitation will be Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sego Funeral Home.  

In memory of Bessie Johnson, memorial donations may be made to Bonnieville Baptist Church.

Marjorie Jean Akers Mazur

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Marjorie Jean Akers Mazur passed away Wednesday, Feb.13, 2013, after a brief stay at Palmetto Richland Hospital. She was 86.

Marjorie was born January 5, 1927, in Glasgow.  She was the daughter of the late George H. Akers Sr. and Mamie Alice Goff Akers.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 1948 and her master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1952. Marjorie worked as a librarian and retired as the head of technical services for the South Carolina State Library in 1992. During her library career, Marjorie worked to help transition the cataloging system of the Cleveland Public Library into an online database, earning her a listing in Marquis’ Who’s Who of American Women.     

Marjorie was a long-time member of North Trenholm Baptist Church where she served as secretary of her Sunday School class and performed other volunteer duties.

Marjorie is survived by her son, Dan Mazur and his partner, Joe Matthews; her daughters, Susan Mazur, Mary Mazur Juarez and her husband, Greg Juarez, all of Columbia. She has three grandchildren, Kristen Juarez, Brittany Juarez and her fiancé, Brent Floyd and Zach Juarez, all of Columbia. Marjorie has one surviving sister, Virginia Akers Downing, of Glasgow, and several nieces and a nephew.  

Marjorie was predeceased by her husband of 34 years, John Henry Mazur and siblings, George H. Akers Jr., of Glasgow, and Elizabeth Akers Caroland, of St. Louis, Mo.    

Funeral services were held at North Trenholm Baptist Church on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 3 p.m. The Reverend Joe Copeland presided. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, assisted the family.

Memorials may be made to Richland Library, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Elroy ‘Roy’ Shirley

GLASGOW – Elroy “Roy” Shirley, 78, of Glasgow, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

Born in Metcalfe County Aug. 6, 1934, he was the son of the late Curt and Laura Janes Shirley. He was a member of Prices Creek Missionary Baptist Church and a former employee of Ben and Elmer.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Laverne Shirley; five sons, Glenn (Carolyn), of Edmonton, Gary (Bonnie) and Earl (Michelle), of Glasgow, Stevie (Karen), of Upton and Ricky Shirley, of Munfordville; one daughter, Doris Shirley, of Glasgow; five grandchildren, Brian (Sarah) Shirley, Travis (Marsha) Shirley, April (Anthony) Jackson, Melissa and Anthony Shirley; three great-grandchildren, Dalton and Noah Shirley and Hayden Shirley; five stepchildren, Avery Glen Shirley, Jeff Shirley, Judy (Jeff) Rasdall, Brenda (Noah) Crain and Connie (Danny) Sturgeon; seven step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren; five brothers, Junior (Shirley Jean), Fred (Jeanine), Earl Dunham (Imogene), Charles and Philip (Margaret) Shirley, all of Glasgow; three sisters, Dee Burris, Christine Bennett and Brenda (Clifton) Smith, all of Glasgow; four sisters-in-law, Nancy Shirley, Laverne Hines, Wilton Stuart and Joyce Bragg.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verda Bragg Shirley in 1990, a daughter, Carolyn Ann Suits, three brothers, David, Bobby and James Shirley and a sister, Pauline Shirley.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Bragg Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Monday.

Mrs. Lucille Wilson

MAGNOLIA – Mrs. Lucille Wilson, 86, Magnolia, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Norton Hospital, Louisville.

Survivors include her husband, Jack.

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, Cave City, are incomplete at this time.

William Marshall Thomason

GLASGOW – William Marshall Thomason, 61, of Glasgow, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

He was the son of Ellis Huges Agers Thomason and the late William Reid Thomason.

Besides his mother, he is survived by five brothers, Charles Thomason, of Alabama, Larry Joe Thomason and LaVaughn Thomason, of Edmonton, Richard Branham and Angie Branham, of Edmonton, Harold Thomason and Sue Thomason, of Glasgow, and Rex Thomason, of Glasgow; four sisters, Margie Jackson [and the late Ronnie Jewel Jackson], of Glasgow, Becky and Dennis Jackson, of Glasgow, Shirley Jackson, of Glasgow, and Regina Cummings, of Glasgow; 17 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews survive.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.