Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

April 10, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009, Obituaries

Ricky Stephen Karnes

LEITCHFIELD — Ricky Stephen Karnes, 54, passed away Monday, April 6, 2009, at the University of Louisville Hospital.

He was born May 25, 1954, in Glasgow.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at The Church of God of Prophecy, Leitchfield, where he attended.

He is survived by his parents, James “Jimmy” Karnes and Gladys Young; stepmom, Francis Karnes; three children: Richard Karnes, Robert Karnes and Kelsey Karnes; six grandchildren; two brothers: Donald “Danny” Karnes (Betty), Kenneth “Cornbread” Karnes (Sharon); one sister: Theresa Hunt; several nieces and nephews; and fiancee, Marsha Langdon.

Samuel Hollis Norris

GLASGOW — Samuel Hollis Norris, 76, son of Hollis F. and Olga L. Norris, died peacefully at his home in Glasgow on Thursday, April 9, 2009, after a brief illness.

He is survived by Anna, his beloved wife of 48 years; his six children: Steven Norris (Joy), Nan Dryden (Tad), Jan Clarke (John), Timothy Norris (Michelle), Mary Norris Polson, Amy Cassady (Craig); his 17 grandchildren: Samantha, Lane, Anna, Sara, Emma, Owen, Annie, Rachel, Dillon, Katherine, Christopher, Andrew, Matthew, Kate, Parker, Connor, and Mia; his mother, Olga Lane Norris; his sister: Elizabeth Metts (Julian); and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Maxwell “Max” Polson.

Sam was born in Glasgow on June 1, 1932, and grew up on the family farm where he would later settle. He was an Eagle Scout, graduated from Glasgow High School in 1950, received a B.A. in geology and chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 1954, and served in the US Army 1954-56 in Austria and Germany. He attended the International Training Center for Aerial Survey at Delft, Netherlands, in 1956 and completed two years of graduate courses at UK where he courted and married Anna in 1960.

He served on the local draft board 1970-75, director of Citizens Bank and Trust Co. from 1965-95, and on Glasgow City Council for approximately 40 years. He was a member of the American Association of Professional Geologists and the American Institute of Professional Geologists. He was senior oil and gas inspector for the Ky. Department of Mines and Minerals for 18 years and established Norris Well Services, Inc. in 1980. He retired from Norris Well Services after a heart attack in 1991 and spent his retirement taking his wife out to dinner, overseeing his Angus cattle, and loving his children, grandchildren, many friends and large family. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Glasgow.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family requests donations be made to First United Methodist Church in Glasgow, Ky.; Holy Apostle Orthodox Mission, 2052 Russellville Road, Bowling Green, Ky.; the Boy Scouts; or a charity of your choice in remembrance of Sam.

Marvin W. Pedigo

GLASGOW — Marvin W. Pedigo, 77, of Glasgow, died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

Kate Elizabeth Chaney Ramsey

SOMERSET — Kate Elizabeth Chaney Ramsey, 105, formerly of Glasgow, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Somerset Nursing Home at Somerset.

She was born in Hart County on Feb. 29, 1904, the daughter of the late Walter and Alice Slaughter Chaney. She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church. She and William Leo Ramsey were married on October 21, 1934. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1982.

She is survived by one brother, James Chaney of Arkansas; one sister, Irene Chaney Short, Horse Cave; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; one brother, Brent Chaney; six sisters, Ruth Chaney Gross, Mildred Chaney Tarvin, Amy Chaney Ferguson, Floy Chaney Herndon, Pauline Chaney Settle, Edna Chaney Keefe; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 11, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens of Glasgow. Visitation will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

Graham E. Shepard

TAMPA, Fla. — In loving memory of Graham E. Shepard, 56, born in San Antonino, Texas, on June 10, 1952. He died April 1, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. He was a resident of Sulphur Well and Tampa, Fla.

He was an experienced Merchant Seaman, having delivered supplies in the Vietnam War. He was most known in Cumberland, Metcalfe, Adair, Barren and Warren counties as an experienced roofer and builder. He helped build one of the largest tobacco barns in Cumberland County. Fishing, gardening, reading and playing cards were his most loved activities. He was a best friend to many and a friend to anyone in need.

He is survived by his beloved mother, Kathleen Shepard Simpson of Tampa, Fla.; his sister and brother-in-law, Tom and Diane Kenyon of Sulphur Well; also three brothers, three sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and countless friends from all over the world. He was one of the hardest workers and in him, many found a heart of gold.


SMITHS GROVE— Wanda Mae Smith Jackson, 67, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial in Smiths Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ernest Odell Gearlds, 79, , passed away on the morning of April 8, 2009. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at Legacy Funeral Center at Memorial Park, 9350 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Funeral services will be at the Legacy Funeral Center on Saturday, at 1 p.m. Entombment will follow in Washington Park East Cemetery.

GLASGOW — Katherine Louise Simmons, 57, died Monday, April 6, 2009, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation continues at the funeral home.