Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

January 1, 2013

Obituaries: Jan. 2, 2013

Special reports
Glasgow Daily Times


Christopher Scott Combs

GLASGOW – Christopher Scott Combs, 45, of Glasgow died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Glasgow, a son of Maxey B. and Elizabeth Ann Ellis Combs. Mr. Combs owned and operated Combs Service Center at Haywood and he attended Bon Ayr Methodist Church. One of his favorite hobbies was playing golf.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Byrd Combs; his mother, Elizabeth Ann Combs of Glasgow; children, Chad Lyons, Shea Jones and Dustin Smith of Glasgow, Jaimi Divine of Russell Springs and Jenee` Divine of Glasgow; his brother, Douglas Combs (Melissa) of Smyrna, TN; grandchildren, Tyler and Allie Jones, Jarod, Donovan and Serenity Lyons; and his many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Maxey B. Combs, and a brother, Stephen Lee Combs.

 Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. and Thursday morning until time for the service.

 Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.


Dartha Harlow Dennis

GLASGOW – Dartha Harlow Dennis, 87, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. at her home.

She was born and raised in Barren County, the daughter of the late Gillum and Lennie Barbour Harlow. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Dennis, and together they operated Harlow Hatchery in Glasgow. Dartha was active for many years in girl scholarship and beauty pageants, active in the Republican Women’s Club and helped to establish the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews and their families.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home on Thursday from noon until 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Central KY Cultural Center, 200 W. Water St., Glasgow, KY 42141.

James F. Duckett

BOWLING GREEN – James F. Duckett, 81, of Bowling Green, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

He was the son of the late Thomas J. Duckett and Lottie Russell Duckett.

Survivors include his wife, Ludean Duckett.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial in Fairview Cemetery #2.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Harold Houchens

FOUNTAIN RUN – Harold Houchens, 80, of Lamb, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Evans Ray Houchens and the late Betty Ann Temple.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Fountain Run Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery with full military honors by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 8 a.m. until service time.

Edna Marie Jessie

GLASGOW – Edna Marie Jessie, 67, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her home. 

She was the daughter of the late Curt and Clora Poore England. She was a homemaker and wife of Johnie D. Jessie of Glasgow, who survives. 

Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Ricky (Felicia) Jessie of Glasgow, Danny (Glenda) Jessie of Edmonton and Gary Jessie of Glasgow; four daughters, Shelia (Willie) Jones, Lisa (Lynn) Rich, Terri (Tommy) Neal and Juanita (Allen) Hagan, all of Glasgow; 12 grandchildren, Karly Jessie, Eric (Beth) Jessie, April (Chris) Shaw, Brittany Jessie, Tiffany (Will) Gray, Nikki Jones, Brandon Rich, Tanya (Rob) Slack, Tosha Neal, Cameron Neal, Ashley Hagan and Chase Jessie; five great-grandchildren, Dalton Jessie, Robbie Slack, Anna Slack, Lane Jennings and Tucker Jennings; two sisters, Daisy Jessie of Edmonton and Rosie Poynter of Indiana; and three brothers, Hobert England and Ernest England of Indiana, and Larry England of Edmonton.  

She was preceded in death by one sister, Pearl Jessie, and four brothers, William Jessie, Luther Rowe England, Edward Jessie and Curtis England.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Butler Funeral Home with burial in Bragg Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.   

Gilbert Frank Niehaus

OWENSBORO – Gilbert Frank Niehaus, 69, of Owensboro, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his brother’s home in Glasgow after an illness. 

He was the son of the late Frank Edward and Virginia Long Niehaus. Mr. Niehaus was self-employed and was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member  of the Crooked Creek Cooking Community Charity Organization.

 Survivors include Gill and Linda Bosely; two brothers, John Niehaus (Tammy) of Glasgow, and Joe Niehaus (Doris) of Owensboro; and a sister, Nancy Brown (Bob) of Apple Valley, MN.

The family has chosen cremation and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. A.F. Crow & Son is in charge of arrangements.


Lauraetta Jean Norris

GLASGOW – Lauraetta Jean Norris, 56, of Lucas, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. 

She was the daughter of the late Vincent Taylor Norris and Mary Elizabeth Elmore Norris. She was a retired housekeeping supervisor of Barren River State Park.

She is survived by two brothers, Charles Norris and Len Norris; one sister, Annetta Cook; one niece, Melissa Annette Roach and her husband Kevin; two uncles, Jim Ed Norris and Elwood Chandler; two special friends, Eden Thompson and Ed Baker; several cousins and friends also survive.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Tracy Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Joseph James Regnier

BOWLING GREEN – Joseph James Regnier, 75, of Bowling Green, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Medical Center at Scottsville.

He was the son of the late Joseph Raymond Regnier and Olga Melby Regnier and husband of the late Mary Jo DeFoe Regnier.

Funeral mass will be noon Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4754 Smallhouse Road, Bowling Green, under direction of Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.