Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

January 23, 2014

Obituaries: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Charles Henry Barlow

CAVE CITY – Charles Henry Barlow, 73, of Cave City, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.

He was the son of the late John Shelby Barlow and the late Bessie Lou Hatchett Barlow.

He is survived by his wife, Bettye Queen Green Barlow.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Brooks Funeral Home and 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Allen Seminary Baptist Church. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the church with Rev. Hugh Heater and Rev. David Greene officiating. Interment will be at Allen Seminary Cemetery in Hardyville.

Nelda Francis Broady Bruton

TOMPKINSVILLE – Nelda Francis Broady Bruton, 87, of Tompkinsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Monroe County Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on June 27, 1926, in Randolph, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Mary (Shirley) Broady. On June 15, 1946, she married Lonus Bruton, who survives.

As a young woman, Nelda taught eight grades in a one-room school house during World War II. Along with being a homemaker, she co-owned and operated Bruton’s Supply Company, Inc. with her husband, Lonus, for 30 years. She was a member of Randolph Church of Christ.

Other survivors include one daughter, René, wife of Michael “Doc” Halliday, of Tompkinsville; and two granddaughters, Lauren, wife of Nicholas Carter, of Tompkinsville, and Lacey, wife of Brandon “Brady” Murley, of Bowling Green.

She was preceded in death by her 3-year-old daughter, Jo Rita, and one brother, Bronston Broady.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Father Larry Gelthaus officiating. Visitation is Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Internment is at Monroe County Memorial Lawn Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the American Stroke Association.

Constance B. Crews

GLASGOW – Constance B. Crews, 93, of Glasgow, left this world for her heavenly home, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

The Barren County native was the daughter of the late Burl and Hettie Thompson Isenberg. She was a homemaker and a member of White Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Crews was preceded in death by her two husbands, Leon Cox and Troy “Hot Rock” Crews Jr.

Survivors include five children, Stanley Cox, of Louisville, Charles Crews (Debra), Gary Crews (Shirley), Bobby Crews (Serrelda) and Judy Bulle (Charles), all of Glasgow; 17 grandchildren, Rita Cox, Perry Cox, Vicky Broady, Marshall Cox Jr., Pam Vaughn, Steven Cox, Christy Sexton, Kelsey Crews, Ricky Crews, Karen Jessie, Charles Glenn Crews, Joey Crews, Kim Devers, Michael Crews, Tracy Crews, Shane Vance and Brandon Vance; several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by four sons, Jerry Crews, William Thomas Crews, Marshall Cox and Sammy Cox; five brothers, Henry, Thomas, William, Odell and Ewing Isenberg; two sisters, Lera Belle Shaw and Lorene Forrest; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in  Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday.


Randall ‘Randy’ Earl Hedges Jr.

NASHVILLE Tenn. – Randall “Randy” Earl Hedges Jr., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Roberts Hedges, of Gamaliel, and his parents, Randall Earl Hedges Sr. and Joan Howard Hedges, of Sebree.

Visitation will begin after 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, until time of service at Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home with burial in Clementsville Cemetery in Clay County, Tenn.

Memorials are suggested to Nightlight Christian Adoptions or Wounded Warriors.

Anthony ‘Tony’ Wayne Jessie

SCOTTSVILLE – Anthony “Tony” Wayne Jessie, 56, of Scottsville, formerly of Bowling Green, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

He was the son of Raymond Jessie and the late Betty Lou Wilson Jessie.

Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Omie Marie Sloan Jessie; one son, Harley Jessie; one daughter, Jessica Jessie; two stepchildren, Dewey Jessie and Dana Jackson; six grandchildren, Kaitlyn Gentry, Brittany Guthrie, Kaitlyn Birge, Brooklyn Birge, Lee Birge and Natasha Jessie; one great-grandchild, Nevaen Guthrie; two brothers, Roger Jessie “Jan” and Mark Jessie; two sisters, Donna Sue Hatcher and Penny Peden; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.

Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Blake Gentry, and his brother, Jimmy Jessie.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to help defray funeral expenses.

Benjamin Darrell Johnson

SCOTTSVILLE – Benjamin Darrell Johnson, 68, of Scottsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Patton Funeral Home, Park City Chapel.

Gary Lee Knopp

GLASGOW – Gary Lee Knopp, 72, of Glasgow, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow.

Gary was born on July 11, 1941, in Anderson, Ind., to the late Kenneth and Esther (Hurst) Knopp. He married Judy Carol Cherry on Nov. 2, 1981, and she passed away on May 11, 1998.

Gary served his country in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 1998. Gary was an avid fisherman and still holds the record for catching the largest catfish in the Glasgow area, weighing in at 73 lbs. He was an avid bowler and won several awards.

Gary is survived by two sisters, Sharon Dianne (Jon) King, Swayzee, Ind., and Denise K. Knopp, of Muncie, Ind.; four brothers, Kenneth Jerrell (Emma) Knopp, Hartford City, Ind., Robert Frederick (Maude) Knopp, of Elwood, Ind., Danny Joe Knopp, of Elwood, Ind., and Ralph Douglas (Toni) Knopp, of Hemet, Calif.; one stepson, Wayne Allen Overacker, of Glasgow; and one stepgrandson.

He has three nieces, four nephews, four great-nieces, five great-nephews, and one great-great nephew, plus two aunts and one uncle, several cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood with Pastor David Chinn officiating. Private burial will follow in Ferguson Cemetery in Almont, Mich.

Visitation will be Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.


Gene ‘Ole Dad’ Lynn

GLASGOW – Gene “Ole Dad” Lynn, 84, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital.

He was the son of the late Lacy and Ellie Sears Smith Lynn.

Gene was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a retiree of Ford Motor Company in Livonia, Mich., since 1983. He was a devoted and loving family man and loved the outdoors, including fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Fant Lynn; two daughters Julia Hura and husband Larry, of Inkster, Mich., and Barbara Masterton and husband Dennis, of Wayne, Mich.; three grandchildren, Jarrod Hura, Corinna Johnson and husband Jim, and Jaime Hura; five great-grandchildren, Zachary Johnson, Kiera Hura, Jackson Johnson, Olivia Johnson and Braelyn Hura; two sisters, Wynona (Kenneth) Young and Marianna (Mike) Harlow; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and George Smith; and four sisters, Geneva Jones, Freda Graven, Rossie Patterson and Edna Smith Moore. He will be greatly missed and remembered always with our love.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Saturday from 2 until 3 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to: The Camp for Courageous Kids, 1501 Burnley Road, Scottsville, KY 42164.

Easton Lane Michael P’Pool

GLASGOW – Easton Lane Michael P’Pool, stillborn son of Alexus P’Pool and Brandon Childress, was born Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Lisa and Foran Meredith, of Glasgow; paternal grandparents, Bonita and Mike Childress; maternal great-grandmother, Sue Hawkins, of Hopkinsville; an aunt, Delani P’Pool, of Glasgow; and an uncle, Josh Childress, of Munfordville.

No services are scheduled at this time. A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Luke Linus Winter

TOMPKINSVILLE – Luke Linus Winter, 18, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

He was the son of Elizabeth Christensen Winter and the late Steven Winter.

Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Monroe County High School gymnasium with burial in Neal Cemetery at Flippin.

Memorials are suggested to the Winter family.


TOMPKINSVILLE – Lester Eugene Hume, 85, of Tompkinsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Monroe County Health & Rehab Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, Tompkinsville. Burial will be in Skaggs Creek Cemetery.

GLASGOW – John Preston “J.P.” Likens, 84, of Glasgow, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

GLASGOW – Jewett Steenbergen, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.