William Bowles Sr.
THORNTOWN, Ind. — William Tommie Bowles Sr., 76, of Thorntown, Ind. and formerly of Lebanon, Ind., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 3:20 p.m. at his home in Lebanon. He was born in Summer Shade on Feb. 26, 1935. He was the son of the late William Troy and Maudie Gladys (Taylor) Bowles.
On Jan. 23, 1960, in Lebanon, Ind., he was married to Velva Pauline (Bushong) Bowles. Mrs. Bowles passed away on July 3, 1997.
He was reared and educated in Summer Shade. He served in the United States Navy 1955-1957 aboard the U.S.S. Casson Young.
As a welder, Tommie worked for several employers. He spent many years at Commercial Filters Corporation in Lebanon continuing as it changed owners to Carborundum and Parker-Hanafin Corporation. He retired there in 1998.
For the past 12 years, Tommie and Alice M. Lister had been companions and had spent six months each year in Thorntown and six months in their home in Sebring, Fla., where they had enjoyed various activities. Known as both “William” and “Tommie,” he had enjoyed various activities and liked to join in the fun while in Florida. He participated in swimming, shuffleboard, fishing and Bocce Ball. He was a devoted husband and mate as well as a dedicated father and grandfather. He liked fishing and gardening and liked to take casual drives to explore various interesting areas and reminisce.
He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lebanon and the County Line Fishing Club in northern Boone County.
GLASGOW — Ruby Nell Wilson Claywell, 70, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at her residence. Born in Barren County, she was the daughter of the late Kenlice Earl Wilson and Mary Evelyn Christie Wilson of Glasgow who survives. She was the wife of the late Hurlan Hiram Claywell and a member of the Siloam Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Hurlan Hiram Wilson, Jr. and Gregory Allen Claywell, both of Glasgow; two daughters, Beverly Smith (Walter) and Donna Sturgeon (Kevin), both of Glasgow; seven grandchildren, Bethany Smith, Trevor Smith, Minnisha Claywell, Suesanna Claywell, Robert Claywell, Justin Sturgeon and Jakob Sturgeon; two brothers, Mark Wilson of Glasgow and Darrell Wilson of Crawfordsville, IN; a sister, Vivian Strange of Glasgow and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her father and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Lewallen and Shirley Spence and three brothers Carroll, Richard and Mike Wilson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Lick Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or T. J. Samson Hospice.
COLUMBIA – Eileen Compton, 83, formerly of the Nell community in Adair County passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at 8:50 p.m. at Barren County Health Center in Glasgow after several months illness.
She was born May 9, 1928, in Whiteville, N.C., the daughter of the late Boss Elder and Lou Bertie Soles Coleman.
Mrs. Compton was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Howard Compton on Oct. 31, 2000.
She is survived by three sons, Clayton Timothy Compton and wife Vicky of Edmonton, Mark Compton and wife Debbie of Glasgow, Daniel Compton and wife Mary of Fisherville; seven grandchildren: Candice Robertson, Crystal Kingrey, Nathan Compton, Hannah Colvin, Sara Kyle, William Compton and Robert Compton; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Compton was the pastor of Grace Chapel Church in the Nell community for 23 years, a homemaker and she enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading.
Funeral service will be Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Daniel Compton officiating. Interment will be in Moore Cemetery at Gradyville.
The family request visitation after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.
GLASGOW — Golda Pearl Wallace Livesay, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at her home near Glasgow. She was preceded in death by parents Grace and Woodrow Wallace, her husband of 60 years, Earl Thomas Livesay; two sisters, Barbara Franklin and Betty Lou Wallace.
She is survived by daughter Judy Warner (Gary); two granddaughters, Dawn Wright (Dennis) and Deborah Stricklin (Jeff); as well as 12 great-grandchildren, five Wallace brothers, Keith, Ed, Randal, Clay, and Rex, and sister Rose Compton.
Golda and Earl lived in Santa Barbara, Calif. for 25 years, where she retired from University of California at Santa Barbara. Lifelong members of the Church of the Nazarene, one of her greatest achievements and pleasures was a backyard children’s Bible class held weekly at her home. For that, she received city-wide recognition in a very nice tribute printed in the Santa Barbara News Press.
In her memory, a drinking-water well will be dug near a Bible teaching church in India, through Gospel for Asia. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to Glasgow Bible Church for that project at P.O. Box 1494, Glasgow, KY 42142. Private graveside services will be held for the immediate family under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.
Joe Eagle Henson
TOMPKINSVILLE — Joe Eagle Henson, 86, of Tompkinsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Monroe County Medical Center. He was the son of the late Joe Henson and Ellen Hammer Henson and the spouse of Wanda Hammer Henson of Tompkinsville.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home with burial in Hammer Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
FRANKFORT — Lydia Wells Sledge, 68, of Frankfort died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at her residence in Frankfort. She was the daughter of the late Excel and Louise Hackney Sledge.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
William Bowles Sr.
Charlotte Jean Likens, 67, of Glasgow
Funeral services will 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Ruth Hawkins, 86, of Brownsville
Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7 and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the funeral home, with burial in Hawkins Cemetery.
Brent Huntsman Biggers, 56, of Scottsville
Brent’s desire was to be cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Visitation with family and friends will be Saturday from 2 p.m. until time for services at the funeral home.
Emma “Teno” Puckett, 85, of Indianapolis, Ind.
Funeral services for Emma “Teno” Puckett will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with burial in Center Point Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Sego Funeral Home.
Phillip Wayne Garmon, 42, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Randolph Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday.
Dorothy “Dottie” Smith, 76, of Cave City
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Cave City Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Zelma Alma, 91, of Indianapolis, Ind.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Munfordville Municipal Cemetery. Sego Funeral Home is in charge of the services.
Jesse Bryant, 85, of Hardyville
Funeral services for Jesse Bryant will be 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Brother Ronnie Blair officiating. Burial will be in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
PARTIAL OBITUARY: Brent H. Biggers, 56, of Scottsville
His arrangements are incomplete but are under the direction of A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.
Mary Shaw Elmore, 96, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday.
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