Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

July 26, 2013

Obituaries: Saturday, July 27, 2013

Special reports
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Edith Edmiston

EDMONTON — Edith Lashon Edmiston, 47, of Edmonton, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at her home.

She is survived by her mother, Margaret Morris

She is preceded in death by her father, John Edmiston; and stepfather, Glen Morris.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Morris Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday 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, of Glasgow; two brothers, Donnie Alexander and his wife Debbie, of Glasgow, Jim Alexander and his wife Jo, of Knob Lick; and one sister, Brenda Compton, of Glasgow.

The funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 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.

William Holston

GLASGOW — William Andrew (Andy) Holston, of Glasgow, passed away July 26, 2013, in Louisville following a brief illness.

He was born May 14, 1928, in Macon, Ga., to Francis Alexander Holston and Mary Elizabeth Post Holston. He was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School in 1946 where he played trombone in the marching band. He later attended Mercer University in Macon.

Mr. Holston met his future wife, Bette Thaxton, of Jackson, Ga., in 1948 and they were married on Sept. 2, 1949. After marrying, Mr. Holston began a 20-year post as city gas engineer. He was a member of the Georgia National Guard for 21 years and retired with the rank of major. A community leader, he served on many boards, including the Sylvan Grove Hospital Board, which oversaw the construction of the county’s first hospital.

A devoted follower of Christ since age 15, Mr. Holston was known as a spiritual mentor to many people and a learned teacher of the Bible. He pastored churches in Georgia and Indiana. In 1965, he and his family served as missionaries in São Paulo, Brazil, where he supervised the building of a youth center, doing much of the manual labor himself. After returning to Georgia, he worked as a regional engineer for Ashland Oil until his retirement in 1990.

In 2003, Mr. Holston, along with his wife Bette, moved to Glasgow, to be in closer proximity to family. Even at the age of 85, he lived an active life — gardening, building, reading and, most important to him, sharing his faith.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bette, and his three daughters and their families: Maria Marrs (the late Dr. William Marrs), of Glasgow, and their children, Billy Marrs (Cheryl) of Lexington, and daughter, Katherine Trivisonno, Benji Marrs (Missy), of Lexington, and children, Andrew and Mary Keene, and Dr. Brock Marrs (Ravin) and children, Liam and Evelyn Grace of Lexington; Andrea Bogard (Dennis) of Jeffersonville, Ind., and their children, Denny Bogard (Julie) of West Chester, Ohio, and children, Phoenix, Faith, and Christian, and Amy Alley (Josh) of Bloomington, Ind., and children Jarrin and Ella; and Kristina Schindler (Joe) of Nicholasville, and their children, Jennifer Powell of Nicholasville, and children, Lauren, Luke, Brooklyn, and Blake, Karen Schindler of Washington DC and son Alex, and Jessica Taylor (Jeremy) of Cadiz, and children Riley and Parker.

Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Fran Holston (the late Dr. Francis Holston) of Atlanta, Ga. and Sylvia Coleman (Doug) of Lafayette, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Holston was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother, Dr. Francis Holston of Jackson, Ga.

Mr. Holston chose cremation. Interment will follow at Jackson City Cemetery, Jackson, Ga.

A celebration of life and memorial service is planned for a later date. A. F. Crow funeral home is in charge of arrangements

Expressions of sympathy may be made to “The Mailbox Club” (a non-profit, non-denominational, organization which prints and distributes Bible study lessons for children and youth around the world). Donations may be mailed to “The Mailbox Club”, 404 George Eager Road, Valdosta, GA 31602.

Joe Randall McKinney

GLASGOW — Joe Randall McKinney, 59, of Glasgow, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at his home. He was born in Glasgow, a son of the late Ernest and Lela Olyne Raines McKinney.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patty Lynn Vincent McKinney, in 2010. Joe was retired from SKF after 36 years.

Survivors include his son, Joey McKinney; five brothers, Jackie McKinney, David McKinney and wife Deborah, and Kevin McKinney and wife Lori, all of Glasgow, Frankie McKinney, of Dallas, Texas, and William McKinney, of Munfordville; two sisters, Tina Franklin and husband David, of Indiana, and Polly Haines, of Cave City, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Dorothy Ferguson Ramirez

GAINSBORO, Tenn. — Dorothy Ferguson Ramirez, 71, of Gainsboro, Tenn., formally of Tompkinsville, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina, Tenn.

Dorothy was born April 27, 1942, in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.

She was married to Flonie Ferguson, who precedes her in death.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home with Doug Copass officiating. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial is in the Mount Gilead Cemetery.

Melissa Rodriquez

BOWLING GREEN — Melissa Edwards Rodriquez, 55, of Bowling Green, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her residence. She was a daughter of the late James Richard Mercer and June White Mercer, who survives.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Christine E. Scott

GLASGOW — Christine E. Scott died from pneumonia (due to PAP) on July 24, 2013, at her home in Glasgow at age 64.

She was born on Oct. 5, 1948, in Nanking, China, to missionary parents, Dr. Olaf and Eleanor Hansen. She grew up in Japan and returned there as an ESL teacher. Chris was a special education teacher in Barren County and an active member of PEO, Friends of Library and Kids’ Hope. She enjoyed yoga and walking at the YMCA.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Steven Scott, psychophysiology coordinator at Lindsey Wilson College; their children, Marvin Scott of Virginia Beach, Va., Steve Scott of Louisville and Anna (Scott) Landers of Morgantown, their spouses and three grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of her life and Christian faith at a later time when her family and friends can gather. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Kids’ Hope at First United Methodist or Friends of the Glasgow Public Library.

Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.