Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

May 11, 2013

Obituaries: Saturday, May 11, 2013

Special reports
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Lois Jean Matthews Decker

LAKE BALBOA, Calif. – Lois Jean Matthews Decker, died peacefully on Nov. 13, 2012, in her son’s home in California, with him by her side.  

She had bravely battled cancer for 14 months, never complaining.

She was born May 29, 1935, to Mae and Herman Matthews. She graduated from Glasgow High School second in her class and turned down a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky to get married and start a family.  She was a devoted wife and mother.

Jean was a hugger and very generous with her time and many talents. She was artistic, a seamstress, a square dancer, a roller skater and a cake decorator. She loved poetry and theater.  

She retired from Meidinger where she worked as an actuarial consultant. Upon retiring, she became an energetic volunteer. She served as a board member and secretary for the AIDS Education Coalition. She was a charter member of the AIDS Services Center Coalition. She was instrumental in the Louisville AIDS walk for nine years. She had also served as board treasurer and secretary with the AIDS Interfaith Ministries (AIM). She received numerous awards for her outstanding community service.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Mae and Herman Matthews; her sisters, Louise Vance and Ruth Hendricks; her brother, Doug Matthews; and her husband, Dale Decker.  

She is survived by her brother, William Matthews, of Bowling Green; her daughter, Marsha Decker, of Louisville; her son, Doug Decker, of Lake Balboa, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

She will be greatly missed by friends and family.

A celebration of her life will be conducted Saturday, May 18, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, in Louisville. Visitation will be from 10 until 10:45 a.m. with the memorial service beginning at 10:45 a.m. A graveside service will be attended by friends and family members at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery in Glasgow at approximately 1 p.m. (CDT).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to AIM of Kentuckiana Inc. or a charity of one’s choice.

Billy Dugger

EDMONTON – Billy Dugger, 75, of Edmonton, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but under direction of Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton.

Georgia Mae Garvin

LOUISVILLE – Georgia Mae Garvin, 92, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

She is survived by three loving nephews, William (Linda) Garvin, Robert Lewis (Janie) Garvin and Linden (Kim) Garvin; three great-nieces, Kendra Garvin, Fredericka Foster and Felicia Browne; two great-nephews, Kevin and DeJuan Garvin; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. CST, Tuesday, May 14, at Pleasant Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Cave City. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Also visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 13, at G.C. Williams Funeral Home, 1935 W. Broadway, Louisville.


Linda L. Guinn

LOUISVILLE – Linda L. Guinn, 51, of Louisville, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at her home.

She was born Oct. 8, 1961, in Louisville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerald Guinn and Barbara J. Stovall Guinn Pierce.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Winn Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Cosby Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home Monday beginning at noon, until service time.


June Gravens Howell

LeGRANDE – June Gravens Howell, 67, of LeGrande, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

Born in the Sulphur Well area of Metcalfe County on June 20, 1945, she was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Ruth Dale Gravens.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Sterling (Bully) Howell, of LeGrande.

Graveside funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Cosby Cemetery under the direction of Winn Funeral Home, Horse Cave, with burial to follow. Visitation is at the funeral home from 2 until 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 until 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mattie Duncan Trust Fund C/O James Duncan at any BB&T Bank branch.

David ‘Bo’ Smith

EDMONTON – David “Bo” Smith, 54, of Edmonton, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his home.  

He is survived by his mother, Leola Smith; five sisters, Faye Word, Patricia White, Mary Jessie, Brenda Smith, all of Edmonton, and Bonnie Harbour, of Mississippi; two brothers, Joe and Tommy Smith, of Edmonton; and seven nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton, with burial in Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Earl Wiefek

BONNIEVILLE – Earl Wiefek, 73, of Bonnieville, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.  

He is the son of the late Adolf Wiefek and the late Martha Krunz Wiefek.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Cottrell Wiefek.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Brooks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday with Brother Chuck Templeman officiating. Interment will be at Moss Cemetery, Bonnieville.


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Roger Jewell Emmert, 83, of Clarksville, Tenn., died on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his residence. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West in Hopkinsville.

MUNFORDVILLE – Jeffery Todd Puckett, 49, of Munfordville, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his home. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Beulah Cemetery.

GLASGOW – Clarine Miller Smith, 72, of Glasgow, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

GLASGOW – Harold G. White, 75, of Glasgow, formerly of Monroe County, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery with military honors provided by D.A.V. Chapter 20 of Glasgow.