Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

November 4, 2012

Obituaries: Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Special reports
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Hartzell Branstetter

EDMONTON — Hartzell Branstetter, 88, of Edmonton, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at NHC in Glasgow. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be under the direction of Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton.

Keith Bybee

GLASGOW — Keith Bybee, 74, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer.

Born in Detroit, Mich., he was a son of the late Willie and Rovene Fisher Bybee. Keith was a former barber and an employee of Sorenson Mfg. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church at Pritchardsville. He was a master Mason and was also a commissioned colonel on the governor’s staff by the governor of Kentucky and twice colonel on the Tennessee governor’s staff. Both commissions were for public service with his son Anthony “Tony” Bybee and grandson Dylan Bybee.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne Hodges Bybee; two sons, Richard Bybee (Mandy) and Anthony Keith “Tony” Bybee; two daughters, Martha Skaggs (Lynn) and Lesa Depp Defilippo (Aaron), all of Glasgow; four grandchildren, Dylan Bybee, Weston Keith Depp, Sarah Skaggs and Samuel Keith Bybee, all of Glasgow; and two brothers, Richard A. Bybee (Jean), of Glasgow, and Ronald Bybee (Jane), of Scottsville.  

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in White Cemetery with military honors provided by D.A.V. Chapter 20 of Glasgow. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Monday.

David A. Furlong

BOWLING GREEN — David A. Furlong, 83, of Bowling Green, passed peacefully Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, surrounded by his loved ones.

The Barren County native was a son of the late E.E. Furlong and Opal Snoddy Furlong and was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Emery Furlong and Musie. He was a Dean’s milk distributor, a Navy veteran, member of Lehman Avenue Church of Christ, the Plum Springs representative on the City County Planning Commission for more than 35 years and was active in several civic and community activities.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years, Laverne Smith Furlong; son, Allan Furlong (Joni); daughter, Joyce Furlong; six grandchildren, Sherry Simpson (Randy), Chris Furlong (Robin), Charla Lindbloom (Scott), Kayla Johnson (Shedrick), Kalan Brown (Fallon), Eliah Furlong; seven great-grandchildren, Trevor, Seth, Mallory, Madalyn, Lindsey, Ethan and Will; two brothers, Maurice Furlong, of Glasgow, and Wayne Furlong (Louise) of Strausburg, VA; and two sisters, Helen McCandless and Nadaine Brown (J.T.), both of Glasgow

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel with burial in Bowling Green Garndes. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Robert Hatcher

CAVE CITY — Robert “Ike” Hatcher, 76, of Cave City, died at his farm on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Funeral services with Otis Sturgeon and Billy Vincent officiating will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Bob Hunter Funeral Chapel with burial in Cave City Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

Lena Keith

ROCKY HILL — Lena “Bea” Keith, 82, of Rocky Hill, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at her residence.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Estil Keith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Elizabeth Wilkins Hagan.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Cedar Springs United Baptist Church with burial in Lambert Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel.

Ruby Pickett

GLASGOW — Ruby Jewell Pickett, 89, of Glasgow, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Mich., surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Aug. 3, 1923, in the Randolph Community of Metcalfe County. She was the daughter of the late Edgar L. and Maymie Coffey Shockley. Jewell was married to Orville L. Pickett on June 20, 1942, in Glasgow and he preceded her in death in March 2004.  She was a homemaker and stayed at home to raise her children.

She resided in the Randolph and surrounding communities most of her life except for a short time in Michigan (1968-1976) and always referred to Kentucky as home. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Jewell (as she is known by most) enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, frequenting garage sales, and visiting her children and grandchildren, the joy of her life.

She is survived by her four children, Gerald (Mary) Pickett, of Whitmore Lake, Mich., Sandra Jean (Joe) Abbott, of Saline, Mich., Brenda Joyce (Nazareth) Zeitunian of Fort Worth, Texas, and Janet (Jack) Cook of Clinton, Mich.; three sisters, Ruth Pedigo and Geneva Morgan, both of Glasgow, Sylvia Coffey, of Petersburg, Ill.; one brother, Marvin Shockley, of Glasgow, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters, one grandson, and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Church of Christ with ministers Jason Peden and Gary Richardson officiating, burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Church of Christ at Randolph.

Claude Shaw

EDMONTON — Claude Willis Shaw, 84, of Edmonton, passed away in his home in Glasgow in the early morning on Nov. 3, 2012.

Mr. Shaw was born on Feb. 22, 1928. He was raised in the Goodluck community of Metcalfe County, moved to Chicago, Ill., for employment, where he worked at Wabash Fiber Box Company for 23 years. He returned to Edmonton to live and worked and retired from R.R. Donnelley & Sons. Willis was an avid outdoorsman and a member of Edmonton Worship Center.

Willis was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Maxine, and their oldest child, Rich; his parents, Claude Melton and Annie Pennington Shaw; one sister, Jewell Shaw; and three brothers, Phillip Shaw, of Glasgow, and Orville and Marvin, who both passed away during infancy.

Mr. Shaw is survived by two sons; Barry (Mary), of Chicago, Randy (Tracy), of Glasgow; and one daughter, Brenda Bartley (Chris); five beloved grandchildren, Bob, Caleb, Moriah, Levi, Jacob; and one sister, Ruby Miller (Charlie), of Hoopeston, Ill.

Visitation will be at Butler Funeral Home on Monday from 2 until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 until 11 a.m. at Edmonton Worship Center with the funeral services beginning at 11:00 at the church. Burial will be in Missionary Mound Cemetery.

Danny Steve Short

TOMPKINSVILLE — Danny Steve “Bubba”Short, 50, of Tompkinsville, died Saturday, Nov. 3, at Commonwealth Reginal Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green.

Danny was a son of Inez (Young) Short, of Tompkinsville, and the late Jackie Donald Short.

He is survived by his wife, Janie (Parsons) Short.

Funeral services will be conducted at Yokley Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville noon Monday, Nov. 5,  with Jason Page officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

Lisa Ann Short

TOMPKINSVILLE — Lisa Ann Grider Short, of Tompkinsville, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville.

She was the wife of Willis Cleo Short of Tompkinsville and the daughter of Betty Jean Bean Grider, of Tompkinsville, and the late Ed Grider.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial in Beautiful Home Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

Alene Turner

CAVE CITY — Alene Turner, 80, of Cave City, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Trevecca Health and Rehab Center in Nashville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but are under the direction of A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.