Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

April 16, 2013

Obituaries: April 17, 2013

Staff reports
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Sarah M. Bryant

FREETOWN, Ind. – Sarah M. Bryant, 87, of Freetown, Ind., died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at her home in Freetown, Ind.

Born on May 9, 1925, in Tompkinsville, she was a daughter of the late John Hagan and Lona (Botts) Hagan. In 1938, she married Otha Bryant and he precedes her in death.

Graveside services will be at Old Mount Herman Cemetery on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Tim McHenry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Yokley Trible Funeral Home.


Allen Capps

SCOTTSVILLE – Allen Capps, 81, of Scottsville, formerly of Tompkinsville, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Cal Turner Rehab in Scottsville.

Allen was born in Tompkinsville, on March 17, 1932, a son of the late Bertha Ann (Daniels) and Tilda Tee Capps.

Cremation was chosen by the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Yokley Trible Funeral Home.


Peggie Irene Cole

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Peggie Irene Cole, 75, of Evansville, Ind., died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at her residence.

The Sioux City, Iowa, native was a daughter of the late Teddy Arndt and Jane Earlene Pulver Hinken.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Goad Funeral Home with Brother Michael Lawrence officiating and burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mount Olivet Cemetery. Donations may be made at Goad Funeral Home.


Rolena Maxey Greathouse

BOWLING GREEN – Rolena Maxey Greathouse, 88, of Bowling Green, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

She was the daughter of the late J.A. and Eula Maxey, and wife of the late Leroy Greathouse.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ronnie Houchin

CEDAR SPRINGS – Ronnie Houchin, 74, of Cedar Springs, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at his residence.

He was hotel manager for the National Park Concessions, U.S. Army veteran, member of McClure Masonic Lodge #539 F&AM and member of Cedar Spring United Baptist Church.

The Edmonson County native was the son of the late Hamilton Houchin and the late Una Tarter Houchin.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Houchin; one son, Randy Houchin and fiancée Donna Tapscott, of Cedar Springs; one sister, Yvonne Houchin Campbell, of Cedar Springs; one brother, Roger Houchin and wife Connie, of California; and two grandsons, Jean-Luc Houchin and Andrew K. Houchin, both of Bowling Green.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 19. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 19,  at Patton Funeral Home, Brownsville Chapel. Interment will be at Lambert Cemetery, Brownsville.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Patricia A. Wheeler

CARTHAGE, Tenn. — Patricia A. Wheeler, 52, of Carthage, Tenn., and formerly of Glasgow, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn.

Born in Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Etta Vaughn Eatmon.

Survivors include her daughter, Misty Rosado and husband Angel, of Lafayette, Tenn.; one son, J.R. Wheeler and wife Molly, of Glasgow; seven sisters, Wanda Babbit and husband George, of Glasgow, Carolyn Cole and husband Jay, of Glasgow, Debra Emmert and husband Lee, of Glasgow, Tammy Eatmon, of Cave City, Kathy Wheeler, of Glasgow, Elizabeth Lutzen and husband Myron, of Glasgow, Alisha Rich and husband Jimmie, of Tompkinsville; three brothers, Raymond Eatmon and wife Ruby, of Cave City, Kenneth Eatmon and wife Susie, and Ernie Eatmon and wife Katie, all of Glasgow; seven grandchildren, Sean Birge, Patricia Garcia, Adrianna Rosado, Patricia Wheeler, Emily Wheeler, Landon Wheeler and Payton Wheeler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Margie Tarry and Mary Ann Coulter.

Graveside service at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21. All friends and family are welcome to attend. A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Franklin K. Wills

CANMER – Franklin K. Wills, VMD, 87, of Canmer, son of the late Franklin Knight Wills Sr., and Kathryn Howell Wills, was born on July 11, 1925, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, and departed this life on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his home.

Dr. Wills attended Penn State University and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1950. He received his Masters of Science from Texas A&M University in 1955 and his Doctorate in Veterinary Pathology in 1966 from the University of Connecticut. He served as an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut from 1960-1962 and as an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland from 1962-1969. He went on to serve as the Associate Director of Sterwin Laboratories in Millsboro, Delaware, eventually becoming their Manager of International Technical Services.

After retiring in 1990, Frank Wills enjoyed working in his orchard and raising tilapia and selling them at the local farmers market. He was an active member of Rockawalkin Methodist Church in Hebron, Md.

After he moved to Kentucky in 2007, he faithfully attended First United Methodist Church of Munfordville where he taught Sunday School.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol; his children, Frank Wills Jr. and wife Melissa, of Seaford, Del., Nancy Shockley and husband Michael, of Canmer, Beth Basile and husband Vince, of West DesMoines, Iowa; stepdaughters, Mary McMichael and friend Dick Detweiler, of Arlington, Va., and JoAnne Mitchell and husband Dan, of McDonough, Ga.; two sisters, Kitty Wolfe, of Savannah, Ga., and Nancy Dooley, of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

There will be private funeral services conducted at a later date in Maine with burial in Mount Heights Cemetery in Southwest Harbor, Maine.

Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge of the local arrangements.

There will also be a memorial service at a later date in Kentucky.

GLASGOW – Horace Dean Jr., 83, of Glasgow, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at NHC Healthcare Facility. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.


GAMALIEL – Billie Bronson Gerald, 32, of Gamaliel, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at his home in Gamaliel. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday at Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel. Funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Monroe County. Memorials are suggested to Gamaliel Volunteer Fire Department.

LOUISVILLE – Mrs. Mary Evelyn Glass, 86, died Sunday, April 14, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade with interment in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow. Friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. EDT at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Highway at Brooks Road) and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

LOUISVILLE – Wanda Jewell Glass, 77, died Friday, April 12, 2013. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 4400 Dixie Hwy., Louisville. Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

COLUMBIA – Charlotte Fudge Ollestad, 65, of Columbia, formerly of Glasgow, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in Columbia. Interment is in Haven Hill Cemetery.

GLASGOW – Velma Emberton Pursley, 87, of Glasgow, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Barren County Health Care in Glasgow. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rolling Hills Baptist Church, Ky. 1297 in Glasgow, with burial in Bowles Cemetery.

DRY FORK – Chester Reed Smith, 77, of Dry Fork, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at his residence after a sudden illness. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.