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Letha Huddleston Groce Best
NAPLES, Fla. – Letha Huddleston Groce Best, died peacefully Monday, June 10, 2013.
A lifelong resident of Glasgow, she had spent winters in Naples, Florida, the last 20 years. She was a member of Columbia Avenue Church of Christ (Glasgow) and Naples Church of Christ (Naples, Fla.). She was an avid golfer and businesswoman, and she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Edwin Groce, in 1983, and second husband, Norris Gene Best, in 2012.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Groce Lewis and husband Philip, of Naples, Fla.; granddaughter, Dr. Anne Lewis Angstrom and husband Dr. Carl Angstrom, of Naples, Fla.; granddaughter, Betsy Lewis Harned and husband Jeffrey, of Glasgow; and three great-grandchildren, Wells Dugard Harned, of Glasgow, Colin Lewis Angstrom and Catherine Weber Angstrom, of Naples, Fla.
Also surviving are two sisters, Noxie Steenbergen (Dell) and Wanda Davidson (Tommy), both of Glasgow.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. A private family burial will be conducted at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: NHGCC Beautification Committee, 8150 Heritage Club Way, Naples, Fla. 34112.
CAVE CITY – Ernest Blair, 68, of Cave City, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at NHC Health Care, Glasgow.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Gertrude Laird Blair.
Funeral services with Otis Sturgeon and Raymond Hatcher officiating will be at noon Tuesday at Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel with burial in Cave City Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Doryce Brown, 87, of Nashville, formerly of Sulphur Well, died June 9, 2013, at her home.
She was the daughter of the late Ivan and Pauline Oakes Atwell and a member of Sulphur Well Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Hiser Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She is survived by two daughters, Debi Brown, of Nashville, and Beverly Cook, of Missouri; one son, Eddie Kendal Brown, of Nashville; and a half-brother, Darwyl Atwell, of Edmonton.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin P. Brown
GLASGOW – Maurine Chapman, 90, of Glasgow, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Barren County Health Care in Glasgow.
The Barren County native was the daughter of the late George and Ida Waller Elmore and wife for 62 years to the late Tolle Burt Chapman. Mrs. Chapman was a homemaker and had worked at the cafeteria at Temple Hill School, the Crown Laundry Co. and was a private caregiver. She professed her faith in Christ at an early age and was a member of Caney Fork Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Imogene Shirley and husband Earl, and Betty Sue Shirley and husband Selby Glen, both of Glasgow; one grandson, Steve Shirley (Susan); two great-grandchildren, Summer and Sawyer Shirley, all of Glasgow; two sisters, Beatrice Williams and Dorothy Jones, both of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Hale, Gladys Kerney and Margaret Vaughn Eatmon; and a brother, Edward Elmore.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Monday, June 10, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Union #2 Cemetery.
William E. Dearing
GREENWOOD, Ind. – William E. Dearing, 85, Greenwood, passed away June 4, 2013.
He was born April 23, 1928, in Barren County, Ky., to the late Earl and Retta West Dearing. He married Jetta Faye Chism on Jan. 3, 1962, in Indianapolis, and she preceded him in death Oct.17, 2011. He owned and operated Kenny’s Transmission of Greenwood for many years.
Survivors include his sons, Christopher (Amelia) Miller, of Greenwood, and Kenneth Dearing, of Florida; daughters, Shelley Mesler, of Indianapolis, and Deborah (Gary) McKillip, of Brownsburg; brothers, Roger (Sue) Dearing, of Greenwood, and Harold (Beverly) Dearing, of Indianapolis; and sisters, Betty Calvert, of Indianapolis, and Ruth Root, of Dallas, Texas.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 8, in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Entombment was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Linda Lou Devore
HARDYVILLE – Linda Lou Devore, 62, of Hardyville, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Caverna Memorial Hospital in Horse Cave.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur Carroll and Edith Fulkerson Carroll of Hardyville.
Besides her mother, she is also survived by her husband, Gregory Devore.
She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Carroll.
The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brooks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Brother Gary Puckett officiating. Interment will be at Munfordville Separate Baptist Cemetery in Munfordville.
Memorial donations may be made to any charity.
Lucille Glass Graham
BOWLING GREEN– Lucille Glass Graham, 79, of Bowling Green, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her Edmonson County residence.
She was the daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Dora Alford Glass, and the wife of nearly 66 years to Lonnie P. (L.P.) Graham, who survives.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial in Kinser Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Edward ‘Ray’ Gramlin
FREDERICKSBURG, Ind. – Edward “Ray” Gramlin, 76, passed away June 9, 2013, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Glasgow. He was retired from Ford Motor Company.
Survivors are his wife, Shirley (Laswell) Gramlin; four sons, Michael (Doris), Danny, Mark (Melissa) and Bryan (Faith); seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Megan, Chelsey, Bradley, Chloe, Chance and Addyson Gramlin.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Love Funeral Home, Palmyra, Ind., with burial in Mount Carmel Methodist Cemetery, Fredericksburg. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Charles ‘Mark’ Moore
LOUISVILLE – Charles “Mark” Moore, 52, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Baptist Hospital East.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Moore.
He is survived by his father, Charles Moore; sister, Debbie Baker (Rob); nephew, Chris Pierce (Lisa); nieces, Jennifer Pierce and Alisha Hope (Alex); great-niece Austyn and great-nephews, Landen and William.
Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Joseph E. Ratterman & Son, 7336 Southside Drive, Louisville, and 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at A.F. Crow Funeral Home in Glasgow. His funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at A.F. Crow Funeral Home with burial in Randolph Cemetery.
Shirley Ann Pennington
BURKESVILLE – Shirley Ann Pennington, 69, of Burkesville, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Cumberland County Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Jim Bill and Lena Warf Perkins.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Makaylee Katherine Brooke Robbins
BOWLING GREEN – Makaylee Katherine Brooke Robbins, 20, of Bowling Green, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.
She was the daughter of the late Raymond Robbins and Deborah Robbins, of Louisville, who survives.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Butler Funeral Home with burial in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her birth mother, Michelle Jones.
Scottie Wayne Saltsman
GLASGOW – Scottie Wayne Saltsman, 44, of Glasgow, died Sunday, June 9, 2013.
He was a 1986 graduate of Barren County High School and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and worked for the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice in Richmond.
He is survived by his parents, Jimmy and Linda Pedigo Saltsman; one brother, Tony Saltsman; three nieces, Mackenzie, Tasanne and Jaiden Saltsman; maternal grandmother, Ruth Pedigo; paternal grandmother, Beulah Saltsman; and a host of friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Marvin Pedigo, and his paternal grandfather, Sherman Saltsman.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Big Meadow Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Fund at www.klemf.org.
Annie Lee ‘Sis James’ Simmons
GLASGOW – Annie Lee “Sis James” Simmons, 89, of Glasgow, went home to be with her Savior, June 7, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Vines James and Elenora Thomas Keeton James.
She is survived by one son, Charles Edwards Simmons and his wife Dee, of Lakeland Fla.; two daughters, Agnes Louise “Duck” Simmons, of Glasgow, and Geneva Annie “Tuttie” Simmons, of Glasgow; five grandchildren, Misty Solomon and her husband Scott, Devona Smith and her husband David, Jason Simmons, Crystal Simmons and Scott Bryant; her great-grandchildren, Myles, Mykaye, Candace, Trygien and Tyson Simmons; and two special great-grandchildren, Tristan Solomon and Dawson Smith. Her special pets, Baby and Pop.
She was preceded in death by six brothers, Lawrence Ray James, Clarence “Tinker” James, Joe Lewis James, James Robert James and Ernest Action “Sam” James.
Funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.
Ronald Lee Simpson
GLASGOW – Ronald Lee Simpson, 74, of Glasgow, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.
He was born in Barren County, Nov.19, 1938, a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Bellamy Simpson.
He was a Baptist minister and had served as pastor of Fairview General Baptist Church and Glasgow General Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Eaton Corp.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Landrum Simpson; three sons, Tony Simpson and wife Renee, of Spring, Texas, Tim Simpson and wife Kimberly, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Joey Simpson and wife Melissa, of Glasgow; six grandchildren, Corey Simpson, of Cypress, Texas, Tyler Simpson, of Katy, Texas, Kris Simpson, of Bowling Green, Hunter Simpson, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Katie Simpson, of Louisville, and Hannah Simpson, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one great-granddaughter, Peighton Simpson, of Cypress, Texas; three brothers, Howard Simpson, of Keller, Texas, Troy Simpson, of Park City, and Ricky Simpson, of Cave City; five sisters, Patsy Glass, of Hardyville, Vonita Bush, of Glasgow, Janice Crump, of Park City, Joyce Hay, of Horse Cave, and Vicki Richey, of Glasgow.
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Monday, June 10 at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
SMITHS GROVE – Junior Edwards, 58, of Smiths Grove, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Grove Chapel, with burial in Hays Cemetery.
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