Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 14, 2013

Obituaries: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Irene Emerson Chapman

NEWBURGH, Ind. – Irene Emerson Chapman, 95, of Newburgh, Ind., formerly of Smiths Grove, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Newburgh, Ind.

Irene was born Oct. 26, 1917, in Smiths Grove, the daughter of the late Eura (Duff) and Will Emerson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Benton Chapman in 1967.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Mozelle Chapman Starinieri; her son, Roger Dennis Chapman (Georgia); eight grandchildren, Joe Starinieri (Pam), Tim Starinieri, Mike Starinieri (Robin), Julie Starinieri Bass (Jeff), Mary Starinieri Plunkett (Kevin), Kathy Chapman Hirsch (Bob), Denise Chapman Bartholomew and Jim Chapman (Jenny). She is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind. Additional visitation will be at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, 3098 Louisville Road, Bowling Green, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Hardy & Son Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Smiths Grove. Pallbearers will be Joe Starinieri, Tim Starinieri, Jim Chapman, Bob Hirsch, Michael McLaughlin and Jordan Chapman.


Grace Pauline Irvin High

TOMPKINSVILLE – Grace Pauline Irvin High, 83, of Tompkinsville, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Monroe County Medical Center, in Tompkinsville.

Pauline was born in Tompkinsville, on Feb. 28, 1930, a daughter of the late Agnes (Emberton) and Audie Irvin High. She was the widow of Morris High.

Funeral service was 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home. Jerry Neal Bean officiated. Burial was in Mount Gilead Cemetery.

June M. Scott

GLASGOW — June M. Scott, 84, of Glasgow, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville.

She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Emma Smith McFarland. She was a member of Glasgow Baptist Church and was the office manager for Farmers Rural Electric Coop for 39 years. Mrs. Scott was well known as an entrepreneur in the development and management of numerous rental properties in the Glasgow area. Noted for her hard work and hands-on oversight, Mrs. Scott was quite skilled as a carpenter, painter and plumber.

She is survived by four nieces, Linda Vance (Carl), Debbie Futrell (Al), Linda Berry (Kenneth) and Wanda Smith (Eddie); one nephew, Steve Williams (Melissa); and 18 great-nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.B. Scott; and two sisters, Margaret Boston (Lloyd) and Madeline McFarland.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glasgow Baptist Church or The Baptist East Palliative Care Fund.

Michael David Smith

GLASGOW – Michael David Smith, 43, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital, after a long, challenging battle with cancer.

He was born Oct. 3, 1970, and was a former manager of Radio Shack in both Bowling Green and Glasgow stores and a member of Coral Hill Church of Christ. Mike was a devoted father, wonderful son and a great friend to all that knew him.

Survivors include his parents, Sammy and Pat Riddle Pedigo, of Glasgow; one daughter, Corbyn Smith and her mother, Christy Smith, both of Glasgow; several cousins; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Danny Smith; grandparents, Wayne and Lucille Riddle, Vergile and Pauline Smith and Lloyd “Jack” Pedigo.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donald Richard Thomerson

COLUMBIA – Donald Richard Thomerson, 71, of Columbia, and formerly of Glasgow, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Grandsview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Campbellsville.

Born in Barren County, he was the son of the late Dick and Mary Jackson Thomerson. Mr. Thomerson was an active member of Boyd’s Creek United Methodist Church, the Adair County Knife Club and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Davidson Thomerson, of Columbia; a son, David Thomerson and wife Angela, of Glasgow; three grandchildren, Jamie Gill, Katie Thomerson (Josh Cross) and Andrew Thomerson; two great-grandchildren, Lucas and Noah Cross, of Glasgow; a sister, Margaret Martin, of Louisville; a sister-in-law, Donna Thomerson; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas Thomerson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16,  at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery in Columbia. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Mary Thompson

CUB RUN – Mary Thompson, 90, of Cub Run, died at 4 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Hart County Health Care in Horse Cave.  

She was a daughter of the late Silas Cannon and Grace Keith Cannon and the wife of the late Samuel Thompson.   

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in Thompson Cemetery.  Visitation was Monday at Sego Funeral Home and will continue Tuesday after 10 a.m. at the church.


Pauline Thompson

HARDYVILLE – Pauline Thompson, 81, of Hardyville, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Hart County Health Care Center. She was a Hart County native. Those preceding her in death were her husband, Edward Thompson, on Dec. 8, 2007; and her parents, William Frank Stinson and Dora Williams Stinson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.16, 2013, at Our Lady of the Caves Catholic Church with burial to follow in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be at Winn Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and after 10 a.m. until service time at the church on Wednesday. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Our Lady of the Caves Catholic Church.