Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

July 23, 2013

Obituaries: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Bobby Ray Ammons

BOWLING GREEN – Bobby Ray Ammons, 70, of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Virgil Did and Etter Maxine Thompson Ammons.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday in Malden, Mo. Burial will be in Stanfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel.


George Hessel Baker

SUMMER SHADE – George Hessel Baker, 83, of Summer Shade, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at New Haven at Home, Franklin.

Born in Ocheydan, Iowa, he was the son of the late Hessel George and Emma Hielkema Baker. Mr. Baker was a farmer, a veteran of the Vietnam War and member of Lick Branch Cumberland Presbyterian Church,

Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Kell and husband Leslie, of Franklin, and Sherry Free Johnson and husband Charles, of Glasgow; one son, Hessel Baker and wife Linda, of Canmer; eight grandchildren, Debra Outler, Dena Hagan, Stacy Johnson, Jennifer Dobson, Jessica Lindsey, Melissa Conley, Lindsey Kell and Derek Kell; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Vanderveen and Thelma Van Gelder, both of Iowa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Angelina Deklenga Baker and Wilma Jean Sims Baker, and one grandchild, Angela Michelle Baker.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial with military honors provided by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Randolph. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Sharon K. Hatcher

CAVE CITY – Sharon K. Hatcher, 56, of Cave City, was called home, Monday, July 22, 2013, in the caring hands of T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

The Barren County native was the daughter of Royce and Elizabeth Hughes Alexander and the wife of Dennis Hatcher. She was a certified nursing aide at Glasgow State Nursing Facility and a member of Basil Chapel Baptist Church.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband, Dennis Hatcher, of Cave City; her two sons, Jason Spencer (Samantha Spencer), of Elizabethtown, and Chad Hatcher (Heather Proffitt), of Glasgow; her two grandsons, Lex Spencer, of Elizabethtown, and Bryson Hatcher, of Glasgow, and one granddaughter, Ryan Elizabeth Spencer, of Elizabethtown; and her parents, Royce and Elizabeth Alexander, Glasgow.

Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Patton Funeral Home, Park City Chapel, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Basil Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Basil Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

In Revelations, God talks about a believer going to heaven and when they get there they watch over us and cheer us on as if they are in the stand watching a game. She will be forever cheering us on until we meet her in the river of life.

John Austin Minton

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – John Austin Minton, 61, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, after an extended illness.  

Born in Madisonville, he was the son of the late Robert Minton and Ethel Sue Minton Verne. Mr. Minton was a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country in both the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. During his career in the Army, he received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and many more. He was a well-loved and highly respected member of the Fort Campbell community, where he was a Military Police Officer until he left the Army in 1993. After that, Mr. Minton remained at Fort Campbell, working as a civilian in the Public Affairs department until he retired in 2012. He was a strong and hard-working man who had a great love for his family, his country and the Army.

Mr. Minton is survived by his wife of almost 42 years, Dixie Ray Minton, of Clarksville; a daughter, Darcy (Jeff) Coomer, of Glasgow; a daughter, Danielle Minton, of Clarksville; a son, Justin (Alicia) Minton, of Smith’s Station, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Chase, Bryce and Reece Coomer, Gabriel Lomax, River, Rowan and Rayanne Minton, and John William Minton; a sister, Diana Croxton, of Central City; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepfather, Ernest Verne; and a brother, William Cook.  

Per Mr. Minton’s request, a private family service will be conducted and he will be buried with full military rites at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery West in Hopkinsville. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Fisher House Foundation.  

Brooks Haven Memorial Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle Coop Moore

BON AYR – Myrtle Coop Moore, 78, Bon Ayr, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at Barren County Health Care Center.

A native of Cumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Letha and Add Cooper Sr., and was a homemaker.

Survivors include three children, Steve Moore, Danny Joe Moore, and Gloria Winchester; four grandchildren, Amy Winchester Griggs and husband Jeremy, Shane Winchester and wife Monica, James Moore, and Jason Moore; four great-grandchildren, Mason Griggs, Maddox Griggs, Jackson Cole Winchester, and Lola Winchester; one sister, Dorotha Baum; one brother, Add Coop Jr.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Moore; two brothers, James “Buddy” Coop and Webb “Sonny” Coop; and one sister, Priscilla Groll.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Bon Ayr Cemetery under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. There will be no visitation.

Joe Payne

BOWLING GREEN – Joe Payne, 78, of Bowling Green, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Joe was a retired farmer and retired after 36 years from the Warren County School System as a bus driver. He honorably served his country in the United States Army. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Joe was the son of the late Aubrey and Minnie Jones Payne. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Payne; and two sisters, Edna Sexton and Blanche Gibson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Imogine Payne; three sons, Joe Payne Jr, and Andy Payne, both of Bowling Green, Master Sergeant Rollie Hodges and wife Gina, of Charlestown, Ind.; five daughters, Debbie Jones and husband Terry, of Oliver Springs, Tenn., Linda Moore, of Bowling Green, Phyllis Zimmerman and her husband Paul, of Tucson, Ariz., Paula Hodges, of Bowling Green, and Donna Jackson and her husband Kiley, of Glasgow; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at J.C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial in Bowling Green Gardens.

Charles Tommy Young

GLASGOW – Charles Tommy Young, 59, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville.

Born in Barren County, he was the son of the late Edd and Iva Emmitt Young. Mr. Young was a farmer in Barren County.

Survivors include a daughter, Ashley Young, of Glasgow; two sisters, Barbara Hiser, of Tompkinsville, and Juanita Shirley and husband Randal, of Scottsville; a brother, Donald Young, of Mount Hermon; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Kingrey; and three brothers, Robert Jewell Young, Carl “Pap” Young and James William Young.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Clack-Emmitt Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.