Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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September 6, 2012

Obituaries: Sept. 7, 2012

GLASGOW — Donita Francis Firkins

GLASGOW – Donita Francis Firkins, 54, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville as the result of injuries received in a house fire at her home. She was born in Glasgow the daughter of the late Bryant Francis Jr. and Robbie Claywell Francis. Donita was a homemaker and a former employee at Kmart in Glasgow.

She is survived by her husband, Tommy; one son, Michael Goodman, of Chicago; a brother, Clayton Francis (Sue), of Austin; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a very special friend, Bobbie Ramey, of Glasgow.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until time for the service.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the family or funeral home to aid with expenses.


James E. Harman

SMITHS GROVE – James E. Harman, 87, of Smiths Grove, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Jim Harman and Lois Beckham Harman, and husband of the late Irene Beckham Harman.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hardy and Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Dr. Samuel Sears Jr.

LEXINGTON – Dr. Samuel Sears Jr., EdD, of Lexington, and Fort Myers, Fla., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home in Lexington.

He was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Glasgow, to Col. and Mrs. Sam Sears. He received his bachelor’s degree from Centre College in 1950, his master’s degree from Western Kentucky University and in 1967 received his Doctorate in Education from the University of Kentucky. He taught public school and was the football coach at both Glasgow High School and Lebanon High School. He also worked for Jessamine County Schools as Supervisor of Instruction and Fayette County Schools before joining the Legislative Research Commission for the Kentucky General Assembly as assistant director. He served in both the Kentucky National Guard and in combat during the Korean War as a sergeant in the 623rd Field Artillery where he received the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the Bronze Star. He retired in 1988 and spent many years traveling and playing golf. Sammy never missed an opportunity to defend his opinion. He was a wonderful and giving father, husband and friend.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Sears; his two children, Kathleen Sears (Dallas Law) and Samuel Sears III (David Sparks) and their mother, Grace Woodward, all of Lexington; a sister, Barbara Murdock, of Nashville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Ruth Hundley.

A memorial service will be conducted at A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, followed by military honors provided by D.A.V. Chapter 20, of Glasgow, at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 1 until 2 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center in his memory.

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    Funeral services are incomplete at this time, but are under the direction of A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

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  • Mary Ann Ross Kerr, 99, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. on Wednesday and after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Mount Hermon Cemetery in Monroe County.

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    Stephen Earl’s wishes were to be cremated. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home in Glasgow.

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