Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

December 16, 2013

Obituaries: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times


William Burke Blakey

CANMER — William Burke “Bill” Blakey, 89, of Canmer, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home.

He was a Hart County native, a retired farmer, a World War II Army veteran and a member of Canmer Baptist Church.

Mr. Blakey was preceded in death by his parents, Burke and Mary Murphy Blakey, and a brother, Jack Blakey.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Atwell Blakey, of Canmer; three sons, Billy Joe Blakey, of Canmer, George Blakey and wife Margaret, of Springfield, Mo., and Donald Blakey and wife Annette, of Hanover, Md.; two daughters, Mary Ann Pedigo and husband Don, of Canmer, and Barbara Kimberling and husband Nat, of Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial in Pearl Webb Cemetery.

Rebecca Ann Clarkson

TOMPKINSVILLE — Rebecca ‘Becky’ Ann Clarkson, 56, of Tompkinsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Hospital, in Nashville, Tenn.

Becky was born in Lebanon, Ind., on Sept. 3, 1957, a daughter of the late Jean (Cloyd) and James Addison Rhoton.

On March 24, 1975, in Celina, Tenn., she married Gary Clarkson, who preceded her in death.

For 17 years, she worked for the Monroe County Board of Education. During this time she worked as a teacher’s aide and then as a lunchroom cashier at Monroe County Middle School.

Becky is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Casey and Patrick Collins; and a son and daughter-in-law, Cary and Lindsey Clarkson, all of Tompkinsville; four grandsons, Caden Clarkson, Weston Collins, Lane Collins and Cohen Clarkson. Becky is also survived by five sisters, Kim Scott, of Tompkinsville; Sondra Turner, of Tompkinsville; Terri Shipley, of Indiana; Tondra Owens, of Florida; Vicky Wilson, of Indiana; and two brothers, Jimmy Rhoton, of Indiana, and Billy Rhoton, of Glasgow.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Monday at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Mud Lick Fire Department or Bethlehem Cemetery.

Alverta Hubbard

EDMONTON — Alverta Hubbard, 82, of Edmonton, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.

She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Myrtie Jeffries Edwards

She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church. She was saved at the age of 15 and was married to Albert Hubbard on Oct. 19, 1947. They were married for 54 years when he passed away March 16, 2003. They had been charter members of Edmonton Worship Center for several years when Albert died.

They had six children: Terry and wife Kim Hubbard and Stevie and wife Kay Hubbard, all of Edmonton; Jeaniene and husband Fred Shirley, of Glasgow, Marcella and husband Dr. Gary Ervin, of Greensburg, Teresa and husband Jack Shive, of Edmonton, and Stella and husband Mark Ballou, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one brother, Eugene Wayne Edwards, of Edmonton; four grandchildren, Misty Young, Ashley Adamson, Lauran Decker and Megan Ballou; seven great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren also survive.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Allen Hubbard, and two sisters, Luvenia Joy and Lula Mae Cottrill.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Monday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens.

Laura Nicole Murley

TOMPKINSVILLE — Laura Nicole “Niki” Murley, 41, of Tompkinsville, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Monroe County Medical Center.

Niki was born in Tompkinsville, on May 22, 1972, a daughter of Ruth Davis and Randall Kingery, both of Tompkinsville.

On May 3, 2004, in Glasgow, she married Keith Murley, who survives her.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Yokley Trible Funeral Home with Cindy Watson officiating.

Visitation is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested for funeral expenses or to the American Cancer Society.

Jessie Leroy Thompson

GLASGOW — Jessie Leroy Thompson, 91, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital.

Born in Metcalfe County, he was the son of the late Frank and Virgie Franklin Thompson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Mary Alice Hogan Thompson and Billie Francis Thompson; and a brother, Wesley Howard Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a member of South Green Street Church of Christ, Barren River Rod and Gun Club and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in a naval construction battalion. He was also a carpenter and loved working in his wood working shop.

Survivors include two daughters, Patsy London and husband Leslie, and Connie Noel, both of Louisville; four sisters, Ruby Witty and husband Bobby, Mabel Oaks and Ruth Stephans, all of Glasgow, and Ann Pierce, of Greensburg; two stepchildren, Roger Martin, of Horse Cave, and Joyce Martin, of Cave City; three grandchildren, Shannon Noel Webb, of Los Angeles, Calif., Christopher London, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Steven London, of Louisville; a stepgranddaughter, Melissa Carey of Glasgow; several great-grandchildren, including locally a stepgreat-grandson, Colton Wilson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec.16, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by D.A.V. Chapter No. 20 of Glasgow. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time for services.


LOUISVILLE — Arthur Hanson “Art” Gibbons, 59, of Louisville, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. A graveside memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Locust Grove Cemetery, Mammoth Cave. A.F. Crow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.