Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

January 2, 2014

Obituaries: Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times


Cletis Beeler

UPTON – Cletis Beeler, 77, of Upton, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

The Grayson County native is survived by his wife, Betty Polston Beeler.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Brother Danny Sallee officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Visitation is in progress and will continue after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home until time of the service.


Norma Jean Beason Brown

RED BOILING SPRINGS, Tenn. – Norma Jean Beason Brown, 84, of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Monroe Health & Rehab in Tompkinsville.

She was the wife of the late Newman Brown and daughter of the late Molard Beason and Corda Phillips Beason.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, and after 7:30 a.m. on Saturday at Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel. Funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Gamaliel Cemetery in Gamaliel.

Memorials are suggested to Gamaliel Cemetery.


Judy Kay Cherry

SCOTTSVILLE – Judy Kay Cherry, 64, of Scottsville, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Scottsville.

She was preceded in death by her father, the late John Wallace Howard.

She is survived by her mother, Joyce Lorain (Dossey) Howard, of Fountain Run, and her husband, Duel Cherry, of Fountain Run.

Funeral service was Thursday, Jan. 2, at Fountain Run Funeral Home. Burial was in Fountain Run Cemetery.

Mickey Alan Collins

SUMMER SHADE – Mickey Alan Collins, 59, of Summer Shade, died Dec. 31, 2013, at University of Louisville Hospital.

He was born March 16, 1954, in Hazard, the son of the late Bobby Gene Collins and Dana Fields Collins, of Indianapolis, Ind., who survives. He married Bonnie Shockley Westmoreland on April 8, 2005.

He enjoyed camping, fishing and was an avid racing fan. He cherished his wife, adored his grandchildren and loved his family. He spent his days helping others at L & S Supply. His day was complete taking care of his faithful companion, Ginger. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Baptist faith.

He is also survived by two daughters; Christina (Chris) Zakes and Dana (Ben) Messex, both of Missouri; two stepdaughters, Melissa (Mike) Fulcher, of Smiths Grove, and Monica (Michael) Greer, of Center; one stepson, Willie Dale (Rhonda) Westmoreland, of Summer Shade, and two sisters, Penny (Wayne) Cummins and Pam (Gene) Algood, of Indiana. He is survived by 10 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Gene Collins; grandparents, Sam and Rachel Fields and Curt and Essie Collins.

Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. at Summer Shade Baptist Church by Brother Chad Harston and Brother Joe Shockley. Interment will be in Summer Shade Cemetery.

Visitation is in progress at McMurtrey Funeral Home and will continue after 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the church.

Thomas Edmunds

GLASGOW – Thomas Penn Edmunds, 83, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

A native of Barren County, he was a son of the late Leonard and Maude Emerson Edmunds. He was a retired farmer and a member of Beckton Church of Christ.

Survivors include one daughter, Darlene Lawson, of Glasgow; three grandsons, Rodger Lawson Jr. and wife Hilarie, of Mayfield, Bradley Lawson, and Brent Lawson and wife Charity, all of Glasgow; five great-grandchildren, Mallory, Isabella, Sophie, Annie and Kymber; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Bowles Edmunds; five brothers, Walter, Charles, Judd, John and Henry Donald Edmunds; and four sisters, Sally Byrd Atkinson, Flora May Edmunds, Ada Mildred Buckingham and Betsy Jean Garrett.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Arrangements entrusted to Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

Pamela Matthews P’Poole

GLASGOW – Pamela Matthews P’Poole, 60, of Glasgow, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at her home.

The Barren County native was the daughter of the late Louis Acton Matthews and Josephine Kinslow Matthews and wife of the late James Leon P’Poole. She was a former manager of Murray’s Restaurant in Bowling Green and a member of Bowling Green First General Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Dawn Mitchell, of Glasgow, Joseph Miller, of Illinois, Jeff P’Poole (Barbara), of Kuttawa, and Sheila Stone (Steve), of Grand River; a sister, Anna Trulock (Garland), of Glasgow; two brothers, Farrell Matthews (Lisa) and Timmy Matthews (Samantha) of Glasgow; seven grandchildren, Jolie Mitchell, Lydia, Melanie, Jillian and Savanah P’Poole, Corey and Bradley Stone; and two great-grandchildren, Brady and Liam Stone.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Matthews.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Caldwell Blue Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Kathy Cross Simmons

MOUNT HERMON – Kathy Cross Simmons, 53, of Mount Hermon, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Omas Cross and Lois Clark Cross.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Simmons, of Mount Hermon.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, and after 7:30 a.m. on Saturday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Turner Cemetery in Monroe County.

Memorials are suggested to Turner Cemetery.

Fern Wells VanZant

GLASGOW – Fern Wells VanZant, 80, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital.

Born at Slick Rock, she was the daughter of the late Dee and Ruby Polson Wells. Mrs. VanZant was a homemaker and attended to children in their homes locally. She was a member of the Samson-ites and enjoyed traveling with her friends and was a member of Glasgow Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Vickie Newberry and husband Steve, of Hiseville, and Carey VanZant and wife Kelly, of Cave City, and her grandchildren, Walker Newberry, Heidi VanZant and Adam VanZant and fiancé Alx Glass and Hallie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth VanZant, and a sister, Maxine Wells.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation is in progress and will continue Friday morning until time for services.


TOMPKINSVILLE – Lou Carol King, 67, of Tompkinsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Funeral services will be at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Monroe County Memorial Lawn.

GLASGOW – Carol S. Kjellmark, 78, died Dec. 9, 2013. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 500 S. Green St., Glasgow, KY 42141.