Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

January 21, 2014

Obituaries: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Special report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Rev. Martin Ballard

GLASGOW – Rev. Martin Ballard, 94, of Glasgow, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his residence.

A native of Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Frank and Lucy Gibson Ballard. He was a retired farmer and a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church faith. He was called to preach in 1951 and was ordained to the ministry in 1958. He was a member of Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church, which he helped to re-establish in 1965 and served as pastor for more than 30 years. He also served as pastor of Meshack Missionary Baptist Church for more than 30 years.

Survivors include 10 children, Mattie Wilkerson, of Horse Cave, Teddy Ballard and wife Lou Ella, of Glasgow, Johnny Ballard and wife Georgina, of Horse Cave, Amos Ballard and wife Meg, of Glasgow, Martha Coomer and husband Danny, and Zeba Ballard Thomas, of Cave City, Leonard Ballard, of Glasgow, Brenda Vincent and husband Greg, of Horse Cave, Joe Ballard and wife Jennifer, of Glasgow, Luke Ballard and wife Donna, of Edmonton; two sisters-in-law: Emma Ballard and Mary Ballard; 56 grandchildren; 99 great-grandchildren; 31 great-great grandchildren; special friends: Jennifer and Allison Gattis, Jimmy Smith, and Bill Matney, along with his friend and caregiver, Bobby Close, and his devoted four legged friend, Black.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nina P. Vibbert Ballard; two sons, Frank Henry Ballard and Charles Richard Ballard; twin daughters: Fannie Lee and Freda Lou Ballard; six brothers: Hunter, Lesco, Talbert, Fred, Clarence “Mody” and Marvin Ballard; two sisters: Mattie Ward and Ollie Dillard.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Locust Grove Cemetery. Friends may call after noon on Thursday at the funeral home.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church; envelopes are available at the funeral home.

www.hatchersaddler.com

 

Fannie Lou Gilbert

WARSAW –  Fannie Lou Gilbert, 90, of Warsaw, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Gallatin Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Annie Travis Lyons and wife of the late William Fredrick Gilbert.

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

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.



Mollie Jean Huff Hodge

SMITHS GROVE – Mollie Jean Huff Hodge, 61, of Smiths Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

A native of Barren County, she was a daughter of the late John W. Huff and Earline Keeton Logsdon. She was a package handler at Dart Container.

Survivors include her husband, Rickie Hodge; one daughter, Penny Vibbert Meador and husband Glendal, of Smiths Grove; three sons, Larry Vibbert, of Bowling Green, Jonathan Vibbert and wife Sara and Timothy Vibbert, all of Smiths Grove; one sister, Cynthia Marie Huff Smith and husband Ray, of Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Janice Isabel Smith McCorkle

BONNIEVILLE – Janice Isabel Smith McCorkle, 75, of Bonnieville, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at her home.

She was born in Priceville and was the daughter of the late Buby Smith and Oris Butler Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy McCorkle.

Funeral services for will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with burial in Munfordville Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

   

Charles Morris Rush


SUMMER SHADE – Charles Morris Rush, 81, of Summer Shade, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Barren County Health Care in Glasgow.  

He was the son of the late Ralph Kenton and Mamie Brooks Rush. He was retired from the Kentucky Cabinet of Social Services and was a U.S. Navy veteran.  

He is survived by his wife, Marine Rush, of Summer Shade; two grandchildren, Beau Tabor, of Summer Shade, Emily and husband Ben Jessie, of Glasgow, son-in-law, Danny Tabor, of Lucas, two great-grandchildren, Kaleb Rush and Carly Ford; three brothers, Tab, and wife Ella Rush, of Glasgow, Buddy, and wife Suzanne Rush, of Louisville, Butch, and wife Jolene Rush, of Bowling Green; three sisters, Lena Margaret Dickerson, of Glasgow, Mary, and husband Jerry Stephens and Sue Romines, both of Naples, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.  

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Tabor, and one sister.  

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Missionary Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the Sherry Rush Tabor Memorial Fund c/o Western Kentucky University or Missionary Mound Cemetery Fund.

Jack Vedell Wilson

MAGNOLIA – Jack Vedell Wilson, 91, of Magnolia, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home.

He was born June 17, 1922, in California, to the late John and Signe Vedell Wilson and was the widower of Lucille Bottemiller Wilson.  He was a member of Cave City United Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War II.  He was a self-employed supplier of masonry goods.

Survivors include a son, Michael John Wilson; a daughter, Jacqueline Lee Wilson, both of Magnolia; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.  

Funeral services with Scott Milby officiating will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Cave City United Methodist Church. Burial in Linwood Cemetery with full military honors will be 2 p.m. Friday. Visitation at Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, Cave City, will be after 4:30 p.m. Thursday and at the church after 10 a.m. Friday.

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SERVICES

BOWLING GREEN – Sydney W. Bunnell, 95, of Bowling Green, and formerly of Hodgenville, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial to follow in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.



TOMPKINSVILLE – Leland A. Dyer, 88, of Tompkinsville, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at his home in Tompkinsville. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Burial will be in Monroe County Memorial Lawn.



GLASGOW – Margaret Frances Elmore, 93, of Glasgow, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.



CAVE CITY – Christopher L. “Chris” Myers, 47, of Cave City, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Memorial service will be 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home.



GLASGOW – H. Thomas Neal, 79, of Glasgow, died on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, after a brief illness at the University of Louisville Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Big Meadow Cemetery.



ROCK HILL, S.C. — Betty Sue Krech Richardson, 85, formerly of Glasgow, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at her home. There will be a memorial service in Glasgow on Jan. 25, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness.

 

GAMALIEL – Barbara Jean Simmons Ryherd, 66, of Gamaliel, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Ind. Graveside service and burial will be  10 a.m. Thursday at Monroe County Memorial Lawn in Tompkinsville.