SMITHS GROVE — Helen Allen, 77, died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at her residence.
She was the daughter of the late O.D. Houchins and Rosa Ella Cooke Houchins. Survivors include her husband, Thomas D. Allen Sr., of Smiths Grove, who survives.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Smiths Grove, with burial in Fairview Cemetery No. 2. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel.
Walter ‘Louie’ Druin
HORSE CAVE — Walter “Louie” Druin, 72, died Thursday, June 26, 2008, at his residence.
He was the son of the late German Druin and the late Beulah Wood Druin. Survivors include his wife, Linda Johnson Druin.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 28, at 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Full Gospel Church with burial in the Lighthouse Full Gospel Church Cemetery in Horse Cave.
Larry Damon Ferguson
GLASGOW — Larry Damon Ferguson, 55, died Friday, June 27, 2008, at the Barren County Health Care Center.
A son of Juanita Mills and the late Ernest Damon Ferguson, he was a former orderly at T.J. Samson Community Hospital and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Melody Sue Ferguson; one son, Larry Bruce Ferguson and his wife, Carrie K., of Alexandria, Va.; his mother, Juanita Mills Ferguson of Glasgow; one brother, Marty Ferguson of Glasgow; one sister, Carolyn Haas of Bristol, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one nephew, Ronnie Lee Haas.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Horse Cave Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Linnie Mae Fields
GLASGOW – Linnie Mae Fields, 71, of Glasgow, died Friday, June 27, 2008, at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital.
A daughter of the late Flora Harp and William Saltsman, she was an in-home child care giver and a member of the Grider Memorial Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Fields; four children, Billy Wayne Fields and wife, Sue, of Lafayette, Ga., Gary Fields and wife, Sheila, and Sandy Saltsman and husband, Tim, all of Hiseville, Lana Lile and husband, Jeff, of Glasgow; eight grandchildren, Heather Key (Eric), Penny Johnson (Shawn), Addison Fields, Angie Rush (Rex Robin), Ashleigh Bennett (Anthony), Alicia Woosley (David), Nick Fields (Lori) and Selena Lile; four great-grandchildren, Allison Key, Ellery Johnson, Kennady Rush and Shallen Fields; four sisters, Callie Jeffries, Stella Gooden, Dorine Reece and Mona Pierce; five brothers, Herman Saltsman, Hayden Saltsman, George Saltsman, Roscoe Saltsman and William Saltsman Jr.; a special friend, Peggy Hopkins; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Adrianne Lile; three brothers, Coy Saltsman, Roy Saltsman and Sherman Saltsman; and one sister, Sylvia Saltsman.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2008, at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Big Meadow Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Opal Elizabeth Clark Harvey
SUMMER SHADE – Opal Elizabeth Clark Harvey passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008, in Summer Shade at the age of 91.
She was the daughter of William (Billy) and Iva Bell Coffey Clark. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Earl D. Harvey; two sons, Kenneth and Donald McMurtery; four brothers, John William Clark, Odell Clark, Morris Clark and Clyde Clark; and three sisters, Delphia Shives, Mary Kathleen (Cricket) Clark and Lura Bell Clark.
Survivors include two brothers, Robert Clark of Glasgow and James Howard Clark of Charlotte, Mich.; one sister, Doris Clark Sample of Louisville; two daughters-in-law, Carol June McMurtery and Carol Ann McMurtery, both of Summer Shade.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Charlotte (Rick) Fields, Teresa (Jeff) Welsh, Janet (Mitchell) Pedigo, Chris (Benny) Lile, Rhonda (Wayne) Lockwood, Robin McMurtery, Don McMurtery and Mike (Anna) McMurtery; seven great-grandchildren, Adam Welsh, Tara Pedigo, Cameron and Casey Lile, Allan Lockwood, Ali and Makayla McMurtery; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are under the direction of the McMurtery Funeral Home in Summer Shade. Visitation will begin Saturday at 3 p.m., with funeral services to be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Summer Shade Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Summer Shade Fire Department, the Summer Shade Cemetery and Hospice of Southern Kentucky.
BELLVIEW, Tenn. — Sue Pickett, 63, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008.
She was a Barren County native and was employed at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. She was a graduate of Hiseville High School and attended Morehead and Lindsey Wilson colleges.
She retired from Caster-Knott Department Store as a merchandise buyer for the company. She worked at various locations for the company in Kentucky and Tennessee. She also served as a volunteer at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
She is survived by two brothers, Jessie R. (Pamela) Pickett of Fort Myers, Fla.; Darrell (Connie) Pickett of Glasgow; three nephews, Kevin (Shannon) Pickett of Glasgow, Doug (Lorie) Bunch of Glasgow and Bobby McCown of Glasgow; four nieces: Angelia (Jason) Chirichigno of Newport Beach, Calif., Laura (Bryant) Brantley of Brentwood, Tenn., Karen (Mike) Bush of Tracy and Shelley Tibbs of Glasgow; three great-nephews: Kyle Pickett, Seth Bush and Cole Bunch; three great-nieces: Mary Rachel Pickett, Sarah Brantley and Haley Bunch.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Rachel Pickett.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at the A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital at www.vanderbilthealth.com/giving (choose Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in memory of Sue Pickett).
James Clifton Houchens
GLASGOW – James Clifton Houchens, 62, of Glasgow, died Friday June 27, 2008, at his residence in Barren County. Born in Barren County, the son of the late Harry Hunter Houchens and Lillian Rose McCluskey. Mr. Houchens was a lifelong farmer.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Bratcher (Clint) of Glasgow; one son, Daniel Houchens of Glasgow; two grandchildren, Jessica Nicole Carey and Lucus Mitchell Carey, both of Cave City; one great-grandchild, Katelyn Nicole Sturgeon; two brothers, Harry Eugene Houchens and Stanley Harold Houchens, both of Glasgow; two sisters, Edith Elizabeth White and Wanda Deckard (Steve), all of Glasgow, and his companion Brenda Borders of Smith Grove.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Haskell Earl Houchens.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday June 30, 2008, at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Larry Paul Yates
BOWLING GREEN – Larry Paul Yates, 71, of Bowling Green, died Friday, June 27, 2008, at The Medical Center.
Born Sept. 5, 1936, in Logan County, he was a son of the late Emmett Allen Yates and the late Eugene Ann Davis. He was retired, having worked as an installation tech for Camping World. He was a member of Delafield Church of Christ and a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Winona Stahl Yates, of Bowling Green; one son, Danny Moore and wife Christy of Bowling Green; three daughters, Paula Cockrel and husband Ed, Sherry Goodman and husband Ronnie, all of Bowling Green, and Pam Cannon of Richardsville; eight brothers, Charles Yates of Bowling Green, Delmar, Clarence, William and Fred of Auburn, and John, James and Stoney of Russellville; three sisters, Brenda Nations, Teresa Dodson and Lisa Atkinson, all of Russellville; his stepmother, Gladys Yates of Russellville; his mother-in-law, Marguerite Stahl of Bowling Green; nine grandchildren, Kimberly Cockrel, David Lindsey, Jason Duckett, Kasey Murphy, Kendra Russell, Toni Hayes, Cody Moore, Bobby McDaniel and Michael Goff; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Yates, and his father-in-law, Jesse Stahl, and a son-in-law, Monte Cannon.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Broadway Chapel, with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to Delafield Church of Christ, P.O. Box 894, Bowling Green, KY 42102.
CAVE CITY — Edith J. Hogan, 73, died Thursday, June 26, 2008 in Horse Cave. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Patton Funeral Home, Park City Chapel, with burial in the Cave City Cemetery. Visitation continues until 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Jimmie Meredith, 1660 Roy Hunter Road, Cave City, KY 42127.