Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

August 7, 2013

Obituaries, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Staff reports
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Jonell ‘Nell’ Johnson

CAVE CITY – Jonell “Nell” Johnson, 105, of Cave City, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at NHC Health Care, Glasgow.

The Clarkson native was born Oct. 4, 1907, to the late Henry and Rosalee Smith Gore and was the widow of Toby Johnson. She was a homemaker and member of Clarkson Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Doris Jean Thompson, Cave City; two grandchildren, Terry Thompson and Jeff Thompson; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services with Ray Woodie officiating will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Hiseville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Professional services are being provided by Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, Cave City.

Nona Iva Lowe

GLASGOW – Nona Iva Lowe, 97, of Glasgow, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Highland Ridge Assisted Living facility in Glasgow.

She was born in Barren County, the daughter of the late William Franklin Helm and the late Emma J. Harrison Helm. Mrs. Lowe was a former employee of Sorensen’s in Glasgow and a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church.

Survivors include a cousin, Audrey Arterburn, of Glasgow; friend, Waldean Settle, of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cyrus Evans Lowe; a daughter, Judith J. Lowe; a sister, Beatrice Lawrence; and several other brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

Arnold Elton Mitchell

SMITHS GROVE – Arnold Elton Mitchell, 75, of Smiths Grove, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Bowling Green Nursing and Rehab.

He was the son of the late Willis and Ear Schwegler Mitchell, and husband of Jessie Duncan Mitchell, who survives.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery #2. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Col. Ralph Lewis Palmore

GLASGOW – Col. Ralph Lewis Palmore, Ret., 84, of Glasgow, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Barren County Health Care Facility in Glasgow.

The Barren County native was the son of the late W. C. and Kathryn Lewis Palmore.

Col. Palmore was a veteran of the Korean War and was retired from military service after 31 years. He had the distinction of having held both the senior enlisted position in the 623rd Battalion during Korea and later serving as its commanding officer. He moved to Frankfort to continue his service with the KY National Guard and while in Frankfort he served as Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Army National Guard from March 1980-September 1983 when he retired. Ralph moved back home to Glasgow two-and-a-half years ago where he lived until his death. He was active locally with the Kiwanis and Jaycees clubs and other organizations and was a former member of the Glasgow Baptist Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Kathy Billingsley and husband Bobby, of Smiths Grove; two sons, Joe Palmore and wife Julie, of Frankfort, Greg Palmore and wife Julia, of Richmond; five grandchildren, Eric (Sara) Comley, Kyle Comley, Ashlye Comley, Samantha Mae Palmore and Jacob Lewis Palmore; one great-grandchild, Addison Comley; his sister, Alice Lane and husband Ken, of Glasgow; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Palmore, of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Lou; and two brothers, W.C. and James Potter Palmore.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors will be in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to: Bluegrass Military Affairs Coalition, Ky. Wounded Warriors, 128 E. Reynolds Road, #201, Lexington, KY 40517.


John Robert (Bob) Rose, 79, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Manchester. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mud Camp Cemetery.

Margie Waters, 84, of Horse Cave, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Green Meadows Health Care in Mount Washington. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Winn Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.