Norris Gene Best
GLASGOW – Norris Gene Best, 80, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at his home.
He was born in Texas, KY, the son of the late Henry and Leola McGraw Best. Gene was a former school teacher and principal and had taught in the Middletown, Ohio, and Caverna school systems. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army and was an avid golfer and also enjoyed fishing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Kazee Best; and a brother; Ken Best. He is survived by his wife, Letha; one son, Mike Best of Middletown, Ohio; one daughter, Carol Link and husband John of Hainesville, IL; three grandchildren, Emily Best, Cathy Jo Link and David Link; a brother, Gay Best of Independence; his step-daughter, Barbara Lewis (Phil) of Naples, FL; and two step-granddaughters, Betsy Harned and Anne Angstrom.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial to follow in Frankfort Cemetery in Frankfort. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
David Wayne Gann
GLASGOW – Feb. 14, 1951 - Sept. 27, 2012. God decided to take one of his Earth Angels home, David Wayne Gann, 61 of Glasgow.
He is survived by his significant other, Nancy Ward; son, David Gann II (Edith); daughter, Cassandra Holton (Jon); eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mary Bratcher and Vickie Jefferies; brother, Herman Gann; several nieces and nephews; and several family and friends who will dearly miss him.
David was a firm believer in blood donation. He donated blood on a regular basis and through blood donation he saved countless lives. He truly was an Earth Angel. If you feel in your heart to do something in honor of David, please donate blood or give to the American Heart Association.
At David’s request, cremation was chosen and a celebration of life will be held for family and friends at 8190 Wingfield Church Road, B.G., KY, on Oct. 6. at 2 p.m. Please call Cassandra at (270) 834-6772 for directions and more information. The family was assisted by Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.
Levie Lee Kinslow
GLASGOW – Levie Lee Kinslow, 89, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Barren County Healthcare Center in Glasgow.
She was born in Barren County the daughter of the late Samuel Davis and Euna Elizabeth Houchens Davis. Mrs. Kinslow was a homemaker and member of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Ruben Steve Kinslow and wife Faye of Glasgow; one daughter, Martha Spear and husband Ron of Lake Cumberland; two grandchildren, Bethann Wilson of Muncie, IN, and Earl Reubin Cox and wife Elissa of Crawfordsville, IN; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Nichole, Cameron Michael and Jaxson Riker, all of Muncie, IN; five step grandchildren, Heidie Tolson and Jeanne Seiler and husband Bob of CA, Robert Hogue and wife Jennifer and Amanda Hogue of Glasgow, and Martha Mack and husband Joey of Louisiana; 11 step-great-grandchildren, Vivanna, Ariella, Steven Dale, Jamie, Ashley, Jammie, Allison, Dillon, Kaitlyn, Diashe and Dristan; four sisters, Sadie Jackman, Virginia Wells and husband James and Grace Roby, all of Glasgow, Dorothy Glass and husband John of Edmonton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Garnett Kinslow; three sisters, Mattie Matthews, Bertha Katherine Davis and Ida Mae Smith; and one brother, Samuel Davis.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Vera Mae Martin
GLASGOW – Vera Mae Martin, 89, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at BHI Assisted Living in Glasgow.
She was born in Barren County the daughter of the late Johnny N. Johnson and Ova Morrison Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dale E. Martin. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and ceramics and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church at Lamb.
She is survived by her son, David Martin and wife Wanda of Glasgow; two grandchildren, Scott Martin and Jennie Turner (Randy); three great-grandchildren, Matt Turner, Bryce and Brynn Martin, all of Glasgow; one brother, Earl Johnson of Bowling Green; one sister, Olene Hunt of Murfreesboro, TN; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Johnson of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. and Tuesday morning until time for the service.
Esther Wright Ooten and Roy C. Ooten
GLASGOW – Roy C. Ooten, 88, of Glasgow, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital Emergency Room.
Roy was born on Nov. 02, 1923, in Cumberland County, to the late Silas “Cy” and Sarah Jane Ooten. He was a retired carpenter and was a volunteer at T.J. Samson Community Hospital for eight years.
His wife Esther Ooten also passed away later the same day. He and Esther were joined in love for 69 years on this earth and forever in heaven.
Esther Wright Ooten, 86, of Glasgow, passed away
Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at NHC Healthcare Center in Glasgow.
Esther was born in Cumberland County to the late Walter and Myrtie Scott Wright.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ooten earlier the same day; and two brothers, Calvin Preston Wright and Sherman Wright.
She was a former employee of Kentucky Pants Factory and a volunteer at T.J. Samson Community Hospital for more than 20 years.
Survivors of both include two daughters, Brenda Green and her husband Bryant of Glasgow, and Shirley Terry of Linwood; six grandchildren, Pam (Jeff) Medley, Richard (Leslie) Green, Dianna (Ken) Hutcherson, Kelly (Darrell) Shake, Tonika Meredith and Tyra Bentley; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.
Additionally, Esther is survived by one brother, Herbert Wright and his wife Madene of Indianapolis, Ind.
Joint funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Burkesville, with burial in Modoc Cemetery.
Wendell Floyd Shaw
EDMONTON – Wendell Floyd Shaw age 67 of Edmonton died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at his home.
He was the son of the late Rollin and Annie Shaw, a Vietnam veteran and member of Cedar Flat Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Missionary Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Shaw of Edmonton; two daughters, Julie (Marty) Harper of Edmonton, and Amy (Mike) Irwin of Glasgow; two sons, Jared Shaw of Edmonton, and Andy (Heather) Shaw of Summer Shade; one brother, Danny (Gaye) Shaw of Edmonton; father and mother-in-law, Stanley and Lourene Syra of Edmonton; six grandchildren, Louren and Leah Harper, Caleb and Mattie Anderson, Gabe and Audrey Shaw also survive.
Leslie Dale Smith
GLASGOW – Leslie Dale Smith 55, a resident of Glenview Healthcare, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.
He was born in Glasgow, the fourth son of Martin Hill and Gladys Smith who preceded him in death. He was a member of the Hiseville Christian Church. He is survived by eight sisters and four brothers, Elizabeth Peden, Violet Davis (Roy), Carolyn Harper, Numia Hill Smith (Diane), Sarah Shaw (Joe), Janie Shaw (Franklin), Tommy Smith (Jane), Judy Young (Charlie), Polly Spillman (Richard), Larry Smith (Cathy) and Terry Smith (Melissa), all of Glasgow, Sue Chapman (Herb) of Gibsonton, FL; 17 nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; and all his family at Glenview Healthcare. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Hiseville Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Christopher Gerald Staples
TOMPKINSVILLE – Christopher Gerald Staples, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Monroe County Medical Center.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home with burial in White Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Betty Frances Thompson
HORSE CAVE – Betty Frances Thompson, 78, of Horse Cave died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Hart County Health Care Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie T. England and Clara Ermine Franklin England and by her husband Ruel G. Thompson.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial to follow in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be after 8 a.m. until funeral time on Monday.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville,KY. 40205-3284.