William ‘Bill’ Brown
TOMPKINSVILLE – William “Bill” Brown, 75, of Tompkinsville died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville.
He was born June 21, 1938, in Barren County to the late Robert Brown and Eula Smith Brown. He was an insurance salesman for Modern Woodmen and a member of Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church and served our great country in the U.S. Army with Special Forces. He was united in marriage to Sarah Faye Johnson Gillenwater on June 14, 1980, in Fountain Run.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Johnson Gillenwater Brown, of Tompkinsville; three daughters, Amelia Wilson and husband Allen of Kuttawa, Keri Eaton and husband Tim of Tompkinsville, and Kellie Moore and husband Todd of Bowling Green; and four grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Barry Brown; and three sisters, Betty Turner, Bobbie Austin and Brenda Earles.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with burial in Beautiful Home Cemetery in Monroe County. Military rites will be conducted at graveside by Disabled American Veterans Chapter 20 of Glasgow. Visitation is after 1 p.m. Wednesday and after 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Maple Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Lois Ellen McGuire
FRANKLIN – Lois Ellen McGuire, 84, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
She was the wife of William Daniel McGuire.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin with burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
James L. ‘Jimmy’ Ray
GLASGOW – James L. “Jimmy” Ray, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at NHC of Glasgow.
A former resident of Valley Station, he was a son of the late James B. and Lucille Howard Ray. He was an assistant at Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Department.
Survivors include two brothers, William E. “Billy” Ray and wife Janette of Shepherdsville, and Larry Douglas “Doug” Ray and wife Kim of Beecher City, IL; three nieces: Teresa Snellen, Annette Smith and Barbie Ray; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Rocky Hill Cemetery. Visitation is after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.