Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 21, 2013

Obituaries: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Rondell Gene ‘Ron’ Claywell

LOUISVILLE – Rondell Gene “Ron” Claywell, 74, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Louisville.

Ron was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elva Easter Claywell; a sister, Robbie Frances; and his brothers, Donald and Hiram Claywell.

Ron is survived by his sisters, Irene (Ronnie) Kutter, of South Dakota, and Eloise (William) Veach Sr., of Louisville; brothers, E.J., Nyman (Betty) and Gary (Polly) Claywell, all of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, Southwest Louisville Chapel, 10304 Dixie Highway.

Ron’s funeral service will be Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, 2501 N. Dixie Blvd., Radcliff, Ky., at noon.

Frank Chester Dawson Jr.

TOMPKINSVILLE – Frank Chester Dawson Jr., 73, of Tompkinsville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.

Frank was born in Bowling Green, on Nov. 30, 1939, a son of the late Johnnie Mae (Patterson) and Frank Chester Dawson Sr.

In 1978, in Springfield, Tenn., he married Martha (Tooley) Dawson, who survives him.

Frank served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.

Frank was retired as a LPN and was of the Baptist faith.

Frank is survived by three daughters, Latasha (Erik) Bell, of Louisville, Lynn (Victor) McGee, of Houston, Texas, and Melinda Shay Huffman, of Louisville; four sons, Marcelius Dawson, of Atlanta, Ga., Michael J. Dawson, of Tompkinsville, Frank Dawson 1st, of Houston, Texas, and Vandal (Regina) Dawson, of Paloalpa, Calif.; 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Wendell Tooley, Fontice Piipkin (Edna), both of Tompkinsville, and Paul Evans, of Bowling Green; uncle, Keith Maxey, of Tompkinsville; and a host of nieces and nephews, of Tompkinsville.

Frank was preceded in death by one brother, Lonnie Dawson.

Visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 20, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Cremation followed.


Barbara Lou Hicks Hurt

SUMMER SHADE – Barbara Lou Hicks Hurt, 64, of Summer Shade, died Oct. 20, 2013, at Vanderbilt Hospital.

She was a daughter of the late Ralph and Luzadie Hicks.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell Gene Hurt.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m., at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Beaumont Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

Sammy Joel Kissee

BYRDSTOWN, Tenn. – Sammy Joel Kissee, 66, Byrdstown, Tenn., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

A native of Danville, Ill., he was a son of the late Robert and Flossie Burkett Kissee.

He was a maintenance superintendent for Alcoa, an avid hunter, lifetime member of the NRA, and a U.S. Marine, having served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1969.

Survivors include his wife, Laverne Hatcher Kissee; one daughter, Pamela Rector and husband Kenny, of Lafayette, Ind.; two granddaughters, Kendra and Maegan Rector; three stepchildren, Tony Robertson and wife Kim, of Glasgow, Mary Lois Robertson, of Sulphur Well, and Jackie Evans, of Indiana.

A memorial service will be conducted in Indiana at a later date. Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


William ‘Bill’ Oliver

MOUNT HERMON — William Reed “Bill” Oliver, 84, of Mount Hermon, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

Born at Mount Hermon, he was the son of the late Virgil and Laura Richey Oliver. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bill was retired from Sorensen Mfg. after 30 years and was a member of Dover Baptist Church at Mount Hermon.

Survivors include his fiancé, Noel Peers, of Glasgow; a brother, Bernice Oliver and wife Evelyn, of Glasgow; a nephew, Todd Oliver and wife Sharon, of Glasgow; and three great-nephews, Alex Oliver, Jeremy Page and wife Alicia, and Derek Page and wife Danielle, all of Glasgow.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Poplar Log Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday.

Merle Robbins

GLASGOW — Merle Jean Robbins, 83, of Glasgow, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Glenview Healthcare Facility.

Born in Tulsa, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Edward O. and Gena Potter Gerkin and wife of the late Victor L. Robbins.

Survivors include a son, John Robbins and wife Sarah, of Glasgow; a daughter, Blossom Mills and husband Bob, of South Bend, Ind.; six grandchildren, Cyrstal Smith of Adolphus, Michael Robbins of Bowling Green, Stephanie Stark of Glasgow, William Mills of Michigan, Robert Mills of South Bend, Ind., and Linda Mills of Indianapolis, Ind.; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Blackwell.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Tuesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

Barbara Joyce Scott

OWENSBORO –Barbara Joyce Scott, 79, of Owensboro, (formerly of Hart County), died Thursday, Oct.17, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Hart County. Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan H. and Lovie Davidson Gill; and her husband, Rev. Kenneth Scott.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home. Burial followed in Rock Cemetery in Metcalfe County.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Western Kentucky, Owensboro.

Elizabeth Wells

BON AYR –  Elizabeth Wells, 85, of Bon Ayr, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Glasgow.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Patton Funeral Home, Park City Chapel.

William Randall Young

TOMPKINSVILLE – William Randall Young, 73, of Tompkinsville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Monroe County Medical Center.

Randall was born in Tompkinsville, on Sept. 26, 1940, a son of the late Florida Mae (Shaw) and Marvin Young. He was a member of Mount Poland Baptist Church and he worked as a carpenter. He also served in the U.S. Army.

Randall is survived by the loving mother of their seven children, Margie Hume Young; three daughters, Nichole “Nikki” Renee Young, of Tompkinsville, Amy Michelle Young Myatt, of Glasgow, Jennifer “Jennie” Lynne Young, of Glasgow; four sons, William “Bill” Roger Young, of Tompkinsville, Timothy “Tim” Lynn Young, of Greenfield, Ind., Thomas “Tom” Christopher Young, of Gamaliel, Robert “Bobby” Matthew Young, of Glasgow; five sisters, Rosie Davis, of Indianapolis, Ind., Runnell Sexton, of Greenwood, Ind., Ruby Worley, of Greenwood, Ind., Becky Gibson, of Glasgow, and Rita Sue Walker, of Tompkinsville; a brother, Royce Young, of Glasgow; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also survive.

Funeral services will be noon Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery. Military honors will be preformed by Glasgow DAV Chapter 20.


CENTERTON, Ind. – Donald E. Bowles, 70, Centerton, died Oct. 17, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Carlisle at Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville, Ind.

Cremation will follow services at Morgan County Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society.