Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 29, 2013

Obituaries: March 30, 2013

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Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Joe Grimsley

GLASGOW — Joe Grimsley, 67, of Glasgow, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Jeffersonville, Ind., the son of the late Joe S. and Laura Mae Simmons Grimsley. Joe was an employee of R.R. Donnelley & Sons and retired in 2005. He was a veteran serving with the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Glasgow Faith Church.

He is survived by his wife Sherry; one daughter, Marsha York, of Glasgow; a stepson, Timmy Jones, of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Jackson; a stepson, Larry Eugene “Mick” Jones; and a nephew.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Ricky Long

TOMPKINSVILLE — Ricky “Chigger” Long, 56, of Tompkinsville, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at Norton Hospital, in Louisville.

Ricky was born in Tompkinsville on July 26, 1956, a son of the late Lucy (Crawford) and Sherman Long.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home with Dr. Tim Lee Long officiating. Visitation is Sunday, March 31, from 4 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Soldier Cemetery.

Mark Ryan

GLASGOW — Mark Ryan, 52, of Glasgow, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his home.

He was born Feb. 8, 1961, in Glasgow, the son of the late Glenn E. Ryan and Bonnie Lee Wells Poore, of Glasgow, who survives.

Mark was a former employee of R.R. Donnelley & Sons and was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. He was a dedicated fan of UK basketball, Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Chiefs.  He is survived by his wife, Beth Rutledge Ryan; his mother and stepfather, Bonnie and Jimmy Poore, of Glasgow; a daughter, Heather Sexton and husband Robby, of Nashville; a grandson, Jude Sexton; one sister, Nicole Suel and husband Mike, of Louisville; five brothers including his twin brother, Mike Ryan and wife Pam, of Glasgow, Mojo Poore and wife Nedra, Cameron Ryan and wife Angela, and Chris Ryan, all of Glasgow, and Chance Ryan and wife Tabitha, of Italy; and his grandmother, Marguerite Ryan, of Glasgow. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Chad and Brandon Ryan; and his grandparents, Charlie Jordan Ryan, and Hershell and Ollie Wells.

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.  

Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to ALS Assn., Tennessee Chapter, P.O. Box 40244, Nashville, TN 37204.

Elmer Dean Short

HORSE CAVE — Elmer Dean Short, 86, of Horse Cave, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at his home.

He was a Hart County native, a long-time member and deacon of Horse Cave Baptist Church where he also served as the former music director and a member of the church choir.

He was a retired employee of the Armco Steel Corporation and a United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was also a long-time member of the Cavelander's Quartet.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmore Short and Mary Larimore Short; his wife, Viola Katherine Harlow Short on Feb. 8, 2013; a sister, Mayola Short Gentry; and by four brothers, William Arthur Short, Bert Short, James Short and Chester C. Short.

Elmer Dean is survived by his daughter, Kathy Lawson, of Versailles; his grandson, Randy Logsdon and his wife Amber, of Horse Cave; his three great-grandchildren, Sierra, Shelby and Serenna Logsdon. Also by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home on Monday, April 1, at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the gravesite by DAV Chapter No. 20 of Glasgow. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. There will be no visitation on Sunday.

Expressions of sympathy may be in his memory to the Hospice of one’s choice.