Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

December 17, 2012

Obituaries: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Marcia Jean Proffitt Bartley

TOMPKINSVILLE – Marcia Jean Proffitt Bartley, 64, of Tompkinsville, died Sunday, Dec.16, 2012, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.

She is survived by her husband, Rondal Bartley, of Tompkinsville.

She was the daughter of the late Guy Morris Proffitt and Algerine Pearl Hammer Proffitt.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec.18, after 5 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, Dec.19, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Monroe County Memorial Lawn in Tompkinsville.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Leah ‘Margaret’ Cummings Byrd

GLASGOW – Leah “Margaret” Cummings Byrd, 80, of Glasgow, (born March 28, 1932), died Dec. 16, 2012, at Greenview Hospital, after a short illness.

She was retired from the Barren County School system and an active member of Big Meadow Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Mattie Cummings, her husband for 59 years, John “Luther” Byrd and her eldest son, Richard Byrd.

Survivors include her son, Philip Byrd, and wife Martha; a granddaughter, Alisha Wyatt, and husband Jason; a great-grandson, Jared, all of Glasgow; two sisters, Lucille Cole, and husband David, of Bowling Green, Mary Rhule, and husband Charles, of Byrdstown, Tenn. Also surviving are four brothers, Edward Cummings, and wife Geneva, Ernest Cummings, and wife Creola, all of Byrdstown, Tenn., Earl Cummings, and wife Virgie, of Cookeville, Tenn. and Grady Cummings, and wife Clarine, of Albany; one brother-in-law, Sam Byrd, and wife Helen, of Knob Lick; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Poynter, of Glasgow. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home, with burial in Hiseville Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Barbara Jane Coats

GLASGOW – Barbara Jane Coats, 68, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

Born in Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Morris Francis and Cora Elizabeth Landrum, of Glasgow, who survives. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Jon Coats, of Glasgow; a brother, William A. Francis, of Glasgow; five grandchildren, Cornelius Maxey, Mercedes Maxey, Dillon Maxey, Toneisha Sanders and Genesis Garnett; two great-grandchildren, Cortavion Maxey and Akayran Goodnight; four nieces, Kasmine Shannon, Veronica Francis, Glenda Victor and Laura Victor; three nephews, Glen “Timboe” Victor, Jeremy Depp and Lamont Driver and a special sister-in-law, Barbara Sue Driver.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Barlow Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Robert David ‘Robby’ Grinstead

GLASGOW – Robert David “Robby” Grinstead, 65, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Barren County Health Care, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

He was the son of the late Sewell and Doris Rutledge Grinstead.

Robby was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army and was a self-employed painter and wallpaper hanger. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Brenda Dale Grinstead; one son, Andrew “Andy” Dale Grinstead, and wife Aimee, of Glasgow; one brother, Stephen “Pete” Grinstead (Susie), of Wilmore; two sisters, Anne Taylor (Buddy), of Glasgow and Becky Grant (Doc), of Greensburg; mother and father-in-law, Bubby and Norma Lyons, of Glasgow; three uncles, James Lee (Eula) Grinstead, of Glasgow, Malcolm (Jane) Grinstead, of Cynthiana, and David (Debra) Rutledge, of Crossville, Tenn.; one aunt, Vera Guthrie, of Bowling Green; two special friends, Ricky Turner and John Coulter, of Glasgow; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Grace Grinstead and Robert and Lottie Rutledge, and a special nephew, Darren McGuire.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in  Cedar Grove Cemetery, with military honors provided by D.A.V. Chapter 20 of Glasgow. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Cedar Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 4241 Roseville Rd., Glasgow, Ky. 42141.

I.C. Short

TOMPKINSVILLE – I.C. Short, 91, of Tompkinsville, passed away Sunday, Dec.16, 2012, at Monroe Health and Rehab Center.

I.C. was born in Tompkinsville Feb. 6, 1921, a son of the late Ava (Tinsley) and Milton Short. I.C. was a farmer and a member of Mount Gilead Church of Christ.

I.C. is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth (Hurd) Short; one son, Jerry (Brenda) Short, of Tompkinsville; one sister, Evelyn Grider, of Indianapolis, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ava (Tinsley) and Milton Short, and four sisters, Lorene McWhweter, Nina Faye Turner, Kathleen Wallen, and Olene Coe.

Funeral services at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, Tompkinsville, will be 12 noon, Wednesday, Dec. 19, with Tim McHenry officiating.

Visitation, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, 4 to 9 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home and Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, 6 a.m. to 12 noon. Burial will be in Monroe County Memorial Lawn.


BOWLING‚ÄąGREEN — Ruth Aylene Carpenter, 60, of Bowling Green, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.