Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

January 20, 2014

Obituaries: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2013

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Ralston Whitney Bewley

SCOTTSVILLE – Ralston Whitney Bewley, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Southern KY Hospice House in Bowling Green.

He was the son of the late Drewie Bryan Bewley and Ruth Whitney Bewley.

Funeral service was 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at Strode Funeral Home in Scottsville. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Scottsville.



Shelvy A. ‘Buddy’ Brown

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Shelvy A. “Buddy” Brown, 76, of Indianapolis, passed away Jan. 18, 2014.

He was born Oct. 25, 1937, in Marrowbone, to Herman and Elsie Vibert Brown. He worked for General Motors Truck and Bus in Indianapolis for 35 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of Southeastern Church of Christ.

Buddy is survived by his wife, Geraldine Branham Brown; children, Lana (John) Dougherty, Michael (Lee Ann) Brown; sisters, Shirley Ballard, Sue Weems, Eulene Raynor; grandchildren, Michalie, Maleah, Malachi Brown, Jake and Kara Dougherty; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ted Brown.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Little and Sons Stop 11 Chapel. Burial will be at Orchard Hill Cemetery, Wanamaker. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Buddy’s name may be made to the Southeastern Church of Christ Children’s Home.

www.littleandsonsindianapolis.com



Sara Coffman Bryant

GLASGOW – Sara Coffman Bryant, 91, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at NHC Healthcare Facility in Glasgow.

She was born in Barren County, the daughter of the late William Perry Coffman and the late Mary Woods Richardson Coffman. Mrs. Bryant was a retired social worker employed by the Kentucky Department of Social Services. She was a graduate of Centre College in Danville, a member of Daughters of the American Revolution Edmund Roger’s Chapter and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Glasgow.

Survivors include three daughters, Mary Woods Nash (Mike), of Glasgow, Catherine Clark Brantley (Perry), of Glasgow, and Sarah Scott Waterfill (Steve), of Louisville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joseph Allen Bryant.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. until time for services.

In addition to flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 200 E. Washington Street, Glasgow, KY 42141.

www.crowfuneralhome.com



Sydney W. Bunnell

BOWLING GREEN – Sydney W. Bunnell, 95, of Bowling Green, and formerly of Hodgenville, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

He was a Hart County native and a member of LaRue County Church of Christ in Hodgenville and had been worshiping at Greenwood Park Church of Christ in Bowling Green where he resided with his youngest daughter and her husband the last year of his life. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Armco Steel Corporation in Horse Cave. He was a farmer, school bus driver, truck driver and traveling salesman, but was best known for his love and restoration of antique Avery tractors and antique gas engines. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos Bunnell and Myrrell Davis Bunnell; his wife of 72 years, Judelle Bunnell; his son-in-law, Billy Rippy; sisters, Artie Belle Bunnell, Mae Ola Rigg; a brother, Paul Bunnell; and a brother-in-law, B.R. Reynolds Jr.

He is survived by his children, Sydney M. Bunnell and his wife Sue, of Cave City, James W. Bunnell and his wife JoNell, of Decatur, Ala., Judith Howell and her husband William Nelson, of Cave City, David L. Bunnell and his wife Janice, of Hardyville, Patricia Rippy, of Russellville, and Marilyn King and her husband Ernie, of Bowling Green; his brothers and sisters, Don Bunnell and his wife Anelle, Nelson Bunnell and his wife Margaret, Elizabeth Borders, Ruby Mires and Geneva Grady and her husband John Paul; a sister-in-law, Lou Reynolds, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Genie Hogan; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial to follow in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Visitation is at Winn Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the LaRue County Church of Christ, 1136 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville, KY 42748.



Tommy Eugene Childress

GLASGOW – Tommy Eugene Childress, 52, of Glasgow, died Friday. Jan. 17, 2014, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

He was born in Barren County, the son of the late Will Henry Childress and the late Charlotte Clark.

Survivors include a daughter, Charity Faith Childress Morrison, of Glasgow; three brothers, Clifton Childress, of Park City, Gordon Wayne Childress and Ronnie Childress, both of Glasgow; three sisters, Karen Elmore, Jennie Christy and Betty Gonzales (Sergio Gonzales), all of Glasgow; and one grandchild.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Carol-Ann Davis


AIKEN, S.C. – Mrs. Carol-Ann Davis, 22, military wife of Joseph “Andrew” Davis Jr., daughter of Kevin Phillip and Melissa Cloer Gibbons and loving mother of Zoey Davis, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.

Born in Daytona Beach, Fla., on July 26, 1991, she had been a resident of Aiken for the past four years.

Graveside services were conducted at her grandparents farm near Three Springs, (The Gibbins Family Cemetery), Monday, Jan. 20, at 9:30 a.m. under the direction of Winn Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be conducted in Aiken, S.C., at a later date.

   

Leland A. Dyer


TOMPKINSVILLE – Leland A. Dyer, 88, of Tompkinsville, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at his home in Tompkinsville.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Woods Dyer, of Tompkinsville. He was the son of the late George Dyer and Locie Moore Dyer.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Monroe County Memorial Lawn in Tompkinsville.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.



Margaret Frances Elmore

GLASGOW – Margaret Frances Elmore, 93, of Glasgow, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born in Barren County, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Lola Britt Greer and wife of the late Harry Edward Elmore. Mrs. Elmore was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was a former employee of Sorensen Mfg., Kentucky Pants Company and Vangard Labs before retiring.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Elmore, and three brothers.

Survivors include a sister, Maizie Sims and husband Wayne, of Munfordville; several nieces and nephews; and special friends and caregivers, Steve and Marsha Hanson and Brenda Coats.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

www.crowfuneralhome.com



Mayme Stephens Emberton

FRANKFORT – Mayme Stephens Emberton, 90, of Frankfort, formerly of Tompkinsville, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Ashwood Place in Frankfort.

She was the wife of the late Joe Glidden Emberton and daughter of the late Walter Stephens and Ernestine Bedford Stephens.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, until time of service at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Monroe County Memorial Lawn in Tompkinsville.

Memorials are suggested to Willis-EKBOM Foundation, 1530 Greenview Drive, SW, Suite 210, Rochester, MN 55902 or Lifehouse for Animals, 14 Fido Court, Frankfort, KY 40601.

   

Talana Verlaine Jessie


EDMONTON – Talana Verlaine Jessie, 52, of Edmonton, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at UK Medical Center in Lexington.  

She is the daughter of Glen Dale and Ramona Akin of Fairplay. She is also survived by her husband, Danny Jessie, of Edmonton.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation is in progress and will continue after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.   



Christopher L. ‘Chris’ Myers

CAVE CITY – Christopher L. “Chris” Myers, 47, of Cave City, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.

Chris was an auctioneer for Kentucky Auto Auction, Elmore Realty and former auctioneer for Crain Realty.

Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou Broady Myers, paternal grandfather, Raymond Myers, maternal grandparents, Bronston and Runnell Broady.

He is survived by his two sons, Hunter and Logan Myers, of Horse Cave, and their mother Martha; his father, Ronnie Myers, of Horse Cave; his sister, Laurie Myers, of Horse Cave; and his paternal grandmother, Ann Myers, of Horse Cave.

Memorial service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. Visitation begins at 3 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of donations to Horse Cave Cemetery Fund.



H. Thomas Neal

GLASGOW – H. Thomas Neal, 79, of Glasgow, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, after a brief illness at the University of Louisville Hospital, with his wife and children by his side.

Born in Cumberland County on Dec. 8, 1934, he was the son of the late Leonard and Sarah Owens Neal. Mr. Neal was a lifelong farmer, retired from Sorenson Mfg. and later opened Neal’s Recycling with his son. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed playing music and shooting pool with his friends.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Beatrice Stephenson Neal; three daughters, Loretta Minyard and husband Johnny, of Smiths Grove, Sheryl Bailey and husband Greg, of Glasgow and Darlene Vincent and husband Joe, of Hiseville; one son, Eddie Neal and fiancée Angela Hewitt, of Glasgow; eight grandchildren, Angie Harlow, Carmon Harlow, Chad Vincent, Eli Neal, Lindsey Franklin, Clinton Neal, Corey Bailey and Justin Bailey; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, Melanie Rae, of Indianapolis; one brother, Howard Neal, of Center and several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Donald Neal; four sisters, Wilma, Wilkie, Welna and Winnie; and one brother, Willard.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Big Meadow Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

www.crowfuneralhome.com



Tim Piercy

CAVE CITY– Tim Piercy, 54, of Cave City, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He was a Barren County native, owned and operated Tim’s Trucking and Excavation Service, was a partner with D & B Tax Services, a welder, an avid hunter and was a member of Rowletts Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, E.W. Piercy and Sally Horton Piercy, and his wife, Sarah Jane Piercy.

Survivors include his daughter, Rebecca Ann Piercy, of Cave City; his fiance’, Vicki Lucas, of Cave City; two stepchildren, Ashleigh Lucas and Austin Lucas; his sister, Beth Patrick and husband Dennis, of Cave City; his brother, Fairley Piercy and wife Patty, of Cave City; and several nieces and nephews; and a special nephew, Timothy Patrick.

Funeral services will be conducted at Rowletts Baptist Church at noon Tuesday, Jan. 21, with burial to follow in Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens near Edmonton under the direction of Winn Funeral Home. Visitation is in progress and will continue on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time at Rowletts Baptist Church.



Betty S. Richardson

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Ms. Betty Sue Krech Richardson, 85, formerly of Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at her home.

A native of Blytheville, Ark., Betty was the daughter of the late C.F. and Dora Breckenridge Collins and the widow of the late Edison Lee Krech and the late Donald Edward Richardson. She was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses and a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, David Lee Krech and wife, Phillis, of Memphis, Tenn., and Jesse Wayne Krech and wife, Geri, of Rock Hill; four grandsons, David, Jeremy, Aaron and Will; and four great-grandchildren Hannah, Braden, Colton and Owen.

There will be a memorial service in Glasgow on Jan. 25, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

 

Barbara Jean Simmons Ryherd

GAMALIEL – Barbara Jean Simmons Ryherd, 66, of Gamaliel, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Ind.

She was the wife of the late Carlos “Carlie” Edwin Ryherd and daughter of the late Mitchell Simmons and Ora Elizabeth Burton Simmons.

Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel.

Graveside service and burial will be Thursday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. at Monroe County Memorial Lawn in Tompkinsville.

Memorials are suggested to Turner Cemetery.



Connie Kirk Tooley

TOMPKINSVILLE – Connie Kirk Tooley, 54, of Tompkinsville, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Tooley, of Tompkinsville.

She was the daughter of the late Witt Kirk and Clarine Shirley Kirk.

Funeral service was 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Burial was in Mount Nebo Cemetery in Tompkinsville.



James Arthur Word

SMITHS GROVE –  James Arthur Word, 85, of Smiths Grove, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at his residence

He was the son of the late Carroll Emerson and Gertrude Smith Word, and husband of the late Ruby Jones Word.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial in Smiths Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

SERVICE

GLASGOW – Alexander Elliott, 82, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson Chapel CME Church. Burial will follow at Oddfellow Cemetery in Glasgow. Watts & Percell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.