Wendell R. Underwood
GLASGOW – Wendell R. Underwood, 98, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Barren County Health Care.
He was born in Barren County, the son of the late Elijah Edward and Ina Spradlin Underwood. He was also preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Beulah Carder Underwood and his second wife of 21 years, Mary Ruth Smith Underwood.
He was a member and deacon at Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church and a former member and deacon at Temple Hill Baptist Church. Wendell was a dairy, tobacco and beef cattle farmer, a former president of Temple Hill Lions Club, served on the Soil Conservation Board for 26 years, a founding member of Temple Hill Fire Department and a trustee for Poplar Log Cemetery Board. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his antique tool and gas engine collection.
He is survived by one daughter, Linda Kay Dickson (Rollin), of Glasgow; one granddaughter, Jennifer Denton (Tony), of Versailles; two great-grandchildren, Seth and Meghan Denton; two stepchildren, Janet Ruth Wilding (Richard), of Louisville, and Terry Smith (Lois), of Portland, Tenn.; and several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Mitchell and Malcolm Edward Underwood; and three sisters, Anna Pearl Benedict, Edna Louise Bartley and Shelba Jean Lyons.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Poplar Log Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 1 to 8 p.m.
Ernest Gene Walker
TOMPKINSVILLE – Ernest Gene Walker, 72, of Tompkinsville, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at his home.
On Dec. 12, 1963, he married Glenda Sue Walker, who preceded him in death.
Ernest was born in Tompkinsville, on Aug. 2, 1940, a son of the late Gracie Ellen (Tinsley) and Clarence Everett Walker.
Graveside services will be conducted at Brown Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, with Charles Walker officiating. Yokley Trible Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.