Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

July 30, 2013

Obituaries: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Kenny L. Forbis 

BOWLING GREEN – Kenny L. Forbis, 62, of Bowling Green, died July 25, 2013, at Vanderbilt Hospital.

He was a Marine and served in Vietnam. Kenny was an outdoorsman who loved to fish and boat. His favorite pastime was spending time with the grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy; a son, Matt (Mandy); and a daughter, Kristin. He is survived by two grandchildren, Payton Jent and Kate Forbis. Also surviving is a sister, Maureen Fiumefreedo (Jimmy), as well as a close extended family.

Funeral services were 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at J.C. Kirby & Son Broadway Chapel. Burial was in Bowling Green Gardens Cemetery.

Alma Ray Hammer

TOMPKINSVILLE – Alma Ray Hammer, 80, of Tompkinsville, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at The Medical Center of Bowling Green.

Alma was born in Tompkinsville on Dec. 28, 1932, a daughter of the late Eunice Bell (Anderson) and Charles Thomas Page.

Graveside services will be at Old Mount Herman Cemetery at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, with Shannon Arnett officiating and burial to follow. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, family request donations to be made for funeral expenses.

Clifton Gayle Thomas

GLASGOW – Clifton Gayle Thomas, 82, of Glasgow, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Barren County, the son of the late Reed and Myrtie Jones Thomas. Gayle was a farmer and a member of Old Zion United Methodist Church. He was a veteran, serving in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a Mason, a member of Allen Lodge #24 F&AM.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Anita Young Thomas; daughter, Lisa Thomas Elmore and husband Michael Ray; son, Chuck Thomas and wife Glenda; five grandchildren, Dakota Elmore and wife Mandy, Ashton Mattingly and husband Jared, Micha Elmore and Brandy Ford and husband Gary, all of Glasgow and Tara Thomas, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a great-grandson, Blaine Rigsby; his sister, Frances Rigsby, of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Robert Thomas.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial with military honors provided by D.A.V. Chapter 20 of Glasgow will be in Old Zion Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Ste 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.


Jessie Pearl Hunter Bow, 91, Cave City, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Rosewood Health Care Center in Bowling Green. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Alzheimer’s Association.

Mary Mitchell (Brooks) Oaks, 70, of New Albany, Ind., died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Clark Memorial Hospital. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. A private burial will take place in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery in Glasgow.