Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

August 6, 2013

Obituaries: Tuesday, Aug. 6, ,2013

Staff reports
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Murl Edward Beckner

ROCKY HILL – Murl Edward Beckner, 96, of Rocky Hill, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Bowling Green Nursing & Rehab.

He was the son of the late William Issac and Lallie Mable Hardison Beckner, and husband of the late Lily Belle Britt Beckner.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel. Burial will be in Rocky Hill Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

Orthie Lee Bull

GLASGOW – Orthie Lee Bull, 97, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital.

A native of Cumberland County, she was the daughter of James Edward and Altie Sharp Brown. Mrs. Bull was a homemaker and a member of South Green Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include four daughters, Marcia Rigney, Helen Russell, Runelle Jackson and husband Earl, and Betty Green and husband Mark, all of Glasgow; six grandchildren, Dr. John Rigney and wife Sandi, Rick Russell and wife Lisa, Eddie Russell and wife Carla, Nancy Jackson Turner and husband Jay, Michele Jackson Getic and husband Scott, all of Glasgow, and Susan Jackson Johnson and husband Kevin, of Benton; five great-grandchildren, Dr. Stacia Rigney Watkins and husband Cody, of Nashville, Tenn., Emily Russell Dugard, Adam Russell and wife Raven, Aaron Russell, all of Glasgow, and Krista George Duckett and husband Jason, of Bowling Green; two great-great grandsons, Jamison Russell Dugard, of Glasgow, and Gavin Lane Matthews, of Bowling Green; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Johnny Clay Bull; one great-grandson, Andrew Clay Johnson, of Benton; one brother, Fred Brown; five half-brothers, John Brown, Ed Brown, Walter Brown, Bedford Brown and Charlie Brown; one half-sister, Cassie Brown Cary; and one son-in-law, Glenn Russell, of Glasgow.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

Leon Hurt

GLASGOW – Leon Hurt, 83, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. The Allen County native was the son of John Ray and Vera Mae Williams Hurt.

Leon was a farmer, retired from SKF in Glasgow, and was a former employee of Jewell Davidson’s Garage in Lucas. He was a member of Peters Creek Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Jewell Wilkerson Hurt; two sons, Kevin Hurt, of Glasgow, and Rex (Carolyn) Hurt, of Bowling Green; two grandchildren, Josh (Amy) Hurt, of Bowling Green, and Megan (John) Cecil, of Glasgow; one great-grandson, John Carter Cecil; two brothers, Bill Hurt, of Sullivan, Ill., and Harold (Jean) Hurt, of Scottsville; and one sister, Lorene Dale, of Greenwood, Ind.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

Ophelia Davis Nuckols

HORSE CAVE – Ophelia Davis Nuckols, 92, of Horse Cave, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow. She was the daughter of the late Pleas Davis and the late Sally W. Garvin Davis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Nuckols.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Pleasant Oak Ridge Baptist Church, followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Glenn Woodard and Rev. Bradley Lewis officiating. Interment will be at Bearwallow Cemetery, Horse Cave. Brooks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph L. Palmore

GLASGOW – Ralph L. Palmore, 84, of Glasgow, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Barren County Health Care. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but are under the direction of A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

Mark Allen Proffitt

TOMPKINSVILLE – Mark Allen Proffitt, of Tompkinsville, died recently.

Mark was born in Nashville, Tenn., on June 14, 1968, a son of Glen Proffitt and the late JoNelle (Bartley) Proffitt.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. at Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Yokley-Trible Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

John Robert (Bob) Rose

GLASGOW – John Robert (Bob) Rose, 79, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Manchester. He was a son of the late George and Ethel Hardin Rose, and was a retired automobile mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Branham Rose; four daughters, Carolyn (Jerry) Fields, of Manchester, Sharon (Todd) Oliver, of Glasgow, Hannah (Timmy) Lloyd, of Summer Shade and Pat Beauchamp, of Glasgow; one son, Dwayne Rose, of Glasgow; three sisters, Pricsella Rice, of Washington, Irma Rose, Oregon and Lois Rose, of Glasgow; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with Brother Mark Parks officiating. Burial will follow in Mud Camp Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Margie Waters

HORSE CAVE – Margie Waters, 84, of Horse Cave, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Green Meadows Health Care in Mount Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Creed Stovall and Audrey Frances Cole Stovall, and  her husband, Sylvester (Toby) Waters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Winn Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, 2 to 8 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Thursday, until service time at the funeral home.

Brother Robert Hermon Wilkins

GLASGOW – Brother Robert Hermon Wilkins, 78, of Glasgow, passed away Saturday Aug. 3, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Luray, Tenn., to his late parents Gomer and Addie Lee Stout Wilkins on Oct. 11, 1934. Brother Hermon married his wife of 59 years, Eulelia, in 1954 and was ordained into the ministry in 1951 at the age of 17. He then attended Union University for religious studies and the University of Tennesse for engineering. Brother Hermon pastored churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and also served as a home missionary. He loved his family, church family and had love for everyone and enjoyed gardening, fishing, jigsaw puzzles and summer vacations with his children and grandchildren. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, James Gomer Wilkins.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eulelia Holland Wilkins, of Glasgow; four children, Jocquinna Bailey, of Tompkinsville, Robert Michael Wilkins and wife Sheila, of Glasgow, Stella Lee Downs and husband Mike, of Glasgow, Gregory Dale Wilkins and wife Sharon, of Bardstown; eight grandchildren, Justin Matthews and wife Katlin, Ashley Ethridge and husband Zachary, Brandon Wilkins, Micah Tracy and husband Jarred, Glenn Downs and wife Tara, Bridget Downs, Jonathan Wilkins and Sophia Wilkins; five great-grandchildren, Melanie, Lane, Eli Wilkins, Ava Matthews and Drake Ethridge; sister, Jo Ann Inman and husband Don, of Jackson, Tenn.; brother, Jerry Wilkins, of Medon, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Daphne Wilkins, of Medon, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews

Funeral service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with burial to follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Clover Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Medon, Tenn., under the direction of Winn Funeral Home. Visitation will continue after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.