Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY


April 10, 2013

Obituaries: April 11, 2013

GLASGOW — Bernia Janes Sparks Froedge

EDMONTON – Bernia Janes Sparks Froedge, 90, of Edmonton, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. 

She was the daughter of the late Avery Baker Janes and Maggie Jessee Janes Cole. She was a member of the Chestnut Grove Christian Church but attended the Edmonton Worship Center until her health failed. She was a long-time employee of Edmonton Manufacturing and a homemaker.  

She is survived by her son, Herbert B. Sparks and wife Jan, of Edmonton; two grandsons, Seth Boston Sparks and James T. Sparks and wife Janine; two great-grandsons, Jonas Noah Sparks and Julius Herbert Sparks; two stepchildren, Sandy Froedge, Barry Froedge and wife Pat. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert G. Sparks, and second husband, Haskell Froedge; four brothers, Billie Janes, Renis Cole, Delbert Cole and L.C. Cole; one sister, Novia Preece; and a stepson, David Froedge. 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  


William R. ‘Billy’ Gott

BOWLING GREEN – William R. “Billy” Gott, 62, of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Medical Center.

He was the son of Aubrey Gott, who survives, and the late Betty Jean Fox Gott.

Funeral service will be Friday at noon at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial in Berea Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

William Faunus Marrs

GLASGOW – William Faunus Marrs (Bill), passed away in Louisville, on April 9, 2013, at the age of 64.

He served the community of Glasgow in many ways, but primarily as a practitioner of general medicine from 1975 to the time of his death.

William Faunus Marrs was born in Jan. 22, 1949, in Glasgow, to the late William Fleming Marrs and Inez Bowman Marrs. The date of his birth marked the exact 30th anniversary of the passing of his grandfather and namesake, William Faunus Marrs. William Fleming Marrs served as postmaster at the general store he owned and operated in Mount Hermon. Inez Marrs tended the family garden and watched after the children. The Marrs’ commitment to Christ was evident in their daily lives and became an integral part of Bill’s life.

The only boy and perceived favorite out of the four Marrs children, Bill was eager to help around the house, at the general store, and at neighboring farms. His dedication to hard work and helping others laid the foundation for his dedication to education and the desire to practice medicine.

Bill attended high school in Tompkinsville, where his affinity for sports led him to the football field. He graduated from Asbury College in 1970 after completing his pre-medical curriculum but not before meeting his future wife, Maria Holston, of Jackson, Ga. Bill and Maria moved to Louisville for his medical education shortly after marrying.

The young Marrs family moved to Glasgow in 1975 to start the medical practice that would continue until his passing. In addition to his role as doctor, Bill served the community in many ways. For over 25 years, he served as president of the Barren County Medical Society; he served as the team physician for the Glasgow High School football team during the 1980s and 1990s; and, he taught the senior high Sunday school class at the First United Methodist Church for 25 years. In addition to the many other community boards and committees on which he served, he was actively serving on the Board of Directors for the Community Relief Fund.

Bill is survived by his wife, Maria Holston Marrs; three sons, William Fleming “Billy” (Cheryl Holsey), Benjamin Andrew “Benji” (Missy Hart) and Brock Holston (Ravin Wright); and grandchildren, Katherine Lynn, Benjamin Andrew Jr. “Andrew,” Mary Keene, William Faunus “Liam” and Evelyn Grace. He is survived by three sisters, Doris Marrs McKinley (Dr. Robert N.), Brenda Bowman Marrs and Martha Marrs Yezerski (Dr. John A.); two aunts, Sue Carol Jaggers and Betty Bowman, of Glasgow; one uncle, Dr. Gordon Larso, of DeLand, Fla.; and in-laws, Andy and Bette Holston and nephews, John Eric Yezerski (Courtney), Matthew Yezerski (Erica) and Adam Yezerski. He is also survived by several additional nieces, nephews and cousins, and his devoted nurse and friend of 33 years, Nell Grider.

Visitation will be at First United Methodist Church on Friday, April 12, from 3 until 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Community Medical Care of Glasgow, the Community Relief Fund or the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

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