SMITHS GROVE — Larry R. Alstatt, 68, of Smiths Grove, died Friday, April, 19, 2013, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.
Born in Fort Smith, Ark., he was the son of the late William Therodore and Mary Ann Sloss Alstatt. Mr. Alstatt was a self-employed appliance serviceman and a retired government inspector with the USDA. Mr Alstatt was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Frankie Byrd Alstatt; two daughters, Diana Hamilton and husband Calvin, of Cedarville, Ark., and Anna Alstatt, of Fort Smith, Ark.; one son, Darren Alstatt, of Smiths Grove; five grandchildren, Josh Alstatt, Cassie Hamilton, Dalton Hamilton, Raven Alstatt and Mary Alstatt; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorene McGinnis and Juanita Kimmell; and one brother, J.W. Alstatt.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home to assist in his final expenses.
GLASGOW – Marion Byrd, 61, of Glasgow, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Medical Center at Bowling Green.
He was born in Columbus, Ind., the son of the late Walter Marion Byrd and Bernice Groce Stephens. He was a former employee of Kentucky Pants Factory. Mr. Byrd was a member of ARC of Barren County and Cave City Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Freida Francis Byrd; a daughter, Gwendolen Holthouser (Jason Pedigo), of Glasgow; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Graves, of Glasgow; two grandchildren, Jayden Lily Pedigo and Ashlyn Cadence Pedigo; four sisters, Roberta Emmitt, of Glasgow, Deanna Houchens (Bill), of Rocky Hill, Franchelle Rathert (Tim), of Railton and Brenda Thomas (Tim), of Glasgow; one brother, Mark Byrd, of Russellville; his stepmother, Sue Byrd, of Glasgow; three stepsisters, Peggy Hutcheson, of Glasgow, Cindy Green, of Fountain Run, and Glenda Lowery, of Louisville, a step-brother, Brent Decker, of Johnson City, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Marion Forest Byrd.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to the Gideon’s.
SUMMER SHADE – Walter Stanley Forbis, Summer Shade, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at T.J. Samson Hospital.
He was a farmer, and a son of the late Robert and Vestie Forbis. He was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by two sons, John Forbis, Summer Shade, and Frank Forbis (Marilyn), Hopkinsville; one grandchild, Amy L. Wilson (Jason), Elkton; two great-grandchildren, Jacey and Jamie Wilson and one sister, Lorene. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; one son, Henry; and three brothers.
Visitation is in progress and will continue Tuesday, April 23, until 1 p.m. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at White Cemetery in Monroe County.
In lieu of flowers donations will be made to the charity of your choice.
BOWLING GREEN – Suel Houchens, born in Barren County, Kentucky, on June 20, 1929, died April 21, 2013, at Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.
He was the son of the late Buford and Gladys Houchens. He attended Forest Park Baptist Church, retired from Houchens Industries, was on the board of the Boys & Girls Club, co-owner of McKinney-Houchens Used Cars, and showed and loved walking horses.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Houchens; daughter, Debbie Williams, husband Steve; son, Steve Houchens, wife Diane; stepson, Creig Moore, wife Pam; stepdaughter, Susie Houchens; sisters, Linda Freeman, husband Jimmy, and Ruth Glass; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by three brothers, Ruel Houchens, Glynn Houchens and James Houchens, and a stepdaughter, Lynn Daniel.
Visitation is Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 2 to 9 p.m. at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel, and on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at the funeral home with burial at Fairview Cemetery #2.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Boys and Girls Club and/or Forest Park Baptist Church Children’s Department.
Arrangements have been entrusted to J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel.
HORSE CAVE – William C. (Billy) Jeffries, 82, of Horse Cave, died Saturday April 20, 2013, at Hart County Health Care Center.
Billy was born in Indiana, but lived most all of his life in Hart County where he retired as a farmer. He was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, a member of Cedar Cliff Baptist Church, a former floor boss at the Peoples Tobacco Warehouse for many years. He also was an avid University of Kentucky fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Bryant Jeffries and Lillian Taylor Jeffries; four brothers, Garland, Charles, Marvin and Garrell Jeffries; three sisters, Elsie Lane, Glenna Todd and Mary Waters.
Billy is survived by one sister, Jewell Steed, of Johnson City, New York, and several nieces and nephews including a special niece and caregiver, Martha Houk and her husband Charles, of Horse Cave and by several cousins, and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home in Horse Cave with burial to follow in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at the gravesite by Chapter # 20 D.A.V. of Glasgow.
Visitation is in progress and will continue after 9 a.m. Tuesday until funeral time.
Expressions of sympathy in his honor may be made in the form of contributions to Cedar Cliff Baptist Church.
HORSE CAVE –Garnett C. “Buck” Larabee, 70, of Glasgow, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at his residence.
A native of Barren County, he was the son of the late Howard and Betty Hazel Wyatt Larabee. He was a retired security guard, having worked at Handmacher’s and R.R. Donnelley.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara Shoopman Larabee; five children, Garnett C. Larabee Jr. and wife Debbie, of Goodsonville, Tenn., Mary Sue Larabee Ward and husband Phil, of Hiseville, Cindy Larabee Firkin and husband Russell, Vickie Larabee, and Teresa Larabee Chapman and husband Timmy, all of Glasgow; 13 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of donations to help defray funeral expenses.
Cora Brazzell Law
SCOTTSVILLE –Cora Brazzell Law, 95, of Scottsville, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Glenview Health Care in Glasgow.
The Simpson County native was a daughter of the late Claud Milnot Brazzell and Sarah Elizabeth Caudill Brazzell and wife of the late James Preston Law.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Goad Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Shelton Peeler officiating and burial in Allen County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
GLASGOW — Kay Mayfield, 96, of Glasgow, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at NHC Healthcare.
She was born on June 4, 1916, in Caruthersville, Mo., to Mr. and Mrs. O.T. Wilson.
After attending business college in Pontiac, Mich., she worked for the Civil Service Commission in Washington D.C. where she met and married Dr. Lynn Mayfield.
Her parents, her husband and a brother, Randall Wilson, preceded her in death.
She is survived by two nieces, Cindy Wilson, of Florida, and Phyllis Wilson, of Michigan.
Mrs. Mayfield was an avid gardener and flower arranger; past president of Glasgow Garden Club; past president of the Kentucky Flower Show Arrangers Council; a master flower judge and landscape critic. She was a member of Glasgow First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where she participated in activities of the sanctuary choir.
A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. No visitation is scheduled.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to First Christian Church building fund.
GLASGOW– Nell Shaw Piercy, 90, of Glasgow, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Glenview Health Care in Glasgow.
Born in Barren County, she was the daughter of the late T.R. and Kate Dugard Groce. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, William A. Shaw and Sidney E. Piercy. Mrs. Piercy was a former employee of NHC Healthcare and was a member of Refuge Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son, Billy Joe Shaw and wife Nancy, of Glasgow; a grandson, Clint Shaw and wife Kristie, of Knoxville, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Conley and Kailey Shaw; a brother, Seth Thomas Groce and wife Eugenia, of Glasgow; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
The family has chosen cremation and no services at this time. A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Mrs. Ruby Poynter
CAVE CITY – Mrs. Ruby Poynter, 80, of Cave City, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Caverna Memorial Hospital, Horse Cave.
The Barren County native was the daughter of the late Cecil and Maggie Bragg Judd and the widow of Clarence Poynter. She was a 20-year employee of Ken Dec and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Daryl Poynter and his wife Connie, Cave City; a daughter, Kathy Self and her husband David, Cave City; three brothers, Charles Judd, Louisville, Sammy Judd and Allen Judd, both of Cave City; and four grandchildren, Joey, Krista, Cole Poynter and Derek Self.
Funeral services were Monday, April 22, at Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, Cave City. Junior Shirley officiated. Burial was in Cave City Cemetery.
GLASGOW – Linda Hammer Strode, 65, of Glasgow, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in Monroe County, the daughter of the late Fred Hammer and Ella Geralds Hammer. Linda was a former employee of Dana Corp. and a member of Refuge Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Carlie T. Strode, of Glasgow; son, Jeffery Gibson, of Glasgow; mother Ella Geralds Hammer, of Glasgow; brother, Thomas Hammer and wife Eula, of Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Barbour and husband Omar, of Glasgow and Nancy Garrett and husband Erbie, of Hodgenville; grandson, Matthew Evans, of Bowling Green; seven nieces, eight nephews and several great-nieces and nephews; step-granddaughter, Hailey Wilson and step-grandson, Jacob Evans, both of Bowling Green; special friends, Kathy White and Shirley Walker.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Herman L. Hammer, Clifford M. Hammer and Paul D. Hammer; sister, Sondra L. Hammer and stepdaughter, Tammy Evans.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to Potter Children’s Home, 2350 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, Ky. 42101.
MUNFORDVILLE – Shirley Mae Sturgeon, 86, of Munfordville, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Caverna Memorial Hospital.
The Jefferson County native was the daughter of the late Omar Hatfield and Ida Hawkins Hatfield and the wife of the late Arvil Sturgeon.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Brother David Matthews Sturgeon officiating. Burial will be in Cub Run Cemetery. Visitation is in progress and will continue after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
TOMPKINSVILLE – Mildred Gearlds Walker, 73, Tompkinsville, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
She was born in Tompkinsville on May 12, 1939, a daughter of the late Ola (White) and Frank Gearlds. On Feb. 6, 1960, she married Marlin Walker who preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 2010.
Funeral services will be at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, Tompkinsville, at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, with Jerry Walker officiating.
Visitation is in progress and will continue Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Mount Herman Cemetery.
Martha S. Wells
GLASGOW — Martha S. Wells, 85, of Glasgow, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Barren County Health Care Facility.
Born in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Nellie Mitchell Stengel and wife of the late William C. Wells.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Depp, of Vero Beach, Fla.; two sons, Michael R. Howerton, of Glasgow, and John Glen Howerton Sr., of Louisville; three grandchildren, John Glen Howerton Jr., Christopher B. Howerton, and Ashley Jones; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Stengel; and a sister, Mary Lovett Lindsay.
Mrs. Wells chose cremation and no services are scheduled at this time. A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GLASGOW — Cynthia Kay Wilson, 56, of Glasgow, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at University of Kentucky Medical Center.
She is survived by her husband, Ron Wilson; her parents, James and Bobbie Jackson; six children, Judge Woodfin and his wife Amy, Oran Woodfin, Justin Woodfin, Melissa Jones and her husband Dewayne, Brandon Wilson and his wife Courtney and Chris Wilson and his wife Lindi; one sister, Jina Oliver and her husband Larry; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Cheri Brazelle.
Graveside service was Monday, April 22, at Neal’s Chapel Cemetery. Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
HORSE CAVE – Henry Hillard Bryant, 88, of Horse Cave, formerly of Bonnieville, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at Hart County Health Care Center in Horse Cave. Funeral services will be at Brooks Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville.