Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

July 29, 2013

Obituaries: Tuesday, July 29, 2013

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Jessie Pearl Hunter Bow

CAVE CITY – Jessie Pearl Hunter Bow, 91, Cave City, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Rosewood Health Care Center in Bowling Green. A native of Cumberland County, she was a daughter of the late L. B. and Elsie Fudge Hunter. She was a homemaker, a retired employee of Sorensen’s and a member of the Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Hughes and husband Jimmy, Glasgow; two grandsons, Jay Hughes and wife Cindy, Morgantown, and LTC Jeffery S. Hughes and wife Debra, Glasgow; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Hughes, Andrew Hughes, and Emma Hughes, all of Glasgow, SFC Richard J. Hughes and wife Heather, Ft. Mitchell, Ala., Ryan Hughes, Memphis, Tenn., and Briar Neal Hughes, Upton; two step-great-grandchildren, Jon Zlater and Nathaniel Ross; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty H. Halcomb and husband Dallas, Pittsboro, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Hunter and husband Sam, Bowling Green; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Stanley P. Bow; one grandson, Joel Lynn Hughes; three brothers, Ralph Hunter, Samuel F. Hunter, and Jim Hunter; two sisters, Hazel H. Vibbert and Marie H. Fletcher.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Alzheimer’s Association.

Dorothy Genene Chapman

GLASGOW – Dorothy Genene Chapman, 50, Glasgow, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at her residence, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late William Carl Smith and Bessie Marie Settles. She was a member of the Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by four daughters, Ashley Emmitt (John), Amber Chapman (Elijah), Megan Chapman (Kenny) and Jennie Lyn Chapman; grandchildren: Brayden Emmitt, Paxton Emmitt, Brantley Glass and Brenlyn Glass; her grand dogs, Bama and Tucker Lane; her companion, Leonard Ballard; six brothers, Jimmy Smith, Ronnie Smith (Shelia), Roger Smith (Mary), Victor Smith, Donnie Smith and Freddie Smith; one sister, Connie Parrett (Glen); half-sister, Wilma Harrison (Bobby); caregivers, Thelma Kay Chapman and Bobby Close; two special friends, William Ballard and Kathy Walker.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Chapman; one daughter, Pamela Smith; one brother, Richard Smith; one sister, Bonnie Smith.

Funeral service was 11 a.m. Monday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Burial was in Tracy Cemetery. Special thanks to T. J. Hospice.

James Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Collins

TOMPKINSVILLE – James Ronald “Ronnie” Collins, 62, of Tompkinsville, died Sunday, July 28, at Monroe County Medical Center, in Tompkinsville.

Ronnie was born in Celina, Tenn. on Jan. 17, 1951, a son of the late Delma (Anderson) and Everett Collins. On Jan. 17, 1988 in Oak Grove, he married Rita (Netherton) Collins, who survives him.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home with Tim White officiating. Visitation is after 2 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial is in the Moore Cemetery.

William Andrew (Andy) Holston

GLASGOW – William Andrew (Andy) Holston, Glasgow, passed away July 26, 2013, in Louisville,  following a brief illness.

He was born May 14, 1928 in Macon, Ga., to Francis Alexander Holston and Mary Elizabeth Post Holston. He was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School in 1946 where he played trombone in the marching band. He later attended Mercer University in Macon.

Mr. Holston met his future wife, Bette Thaxton, of Jackson, Ga., in 1948 and they were married on Sept. 2, 1949. After marrying, Mr. Holston began a 20-year post as city gas engineer. He was a member of the Georgia National Guard for 21 years and retired with the rank of Major. A community leader, he served on many boards including the Sylvan Grove Hospital Board, which oversaw the construction of the county’s first hospital.

A devoted follower of Christ since age 15, Mr. Holston was known as a spiritual mentor to many people and a learned teacher of the Bible. He pastored churches in Georgia and Indiana. In 1965, he and his family served as missionaries in São Paulo, Brazil where he supervised the building of a youth center, doing much of the manual labor himself. After returning to Georgia, he worked as a regional engineer for Ashland Oil until his retirement in 1990.

In 2003, Mr. Holston, along with his wife Bette, moved to Glasgow, to be in closer proximity to family. Even at the age of 85, he lived an active life--gardening, building, reading, and, most important to him, sharing his faith.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bette, and his three daughters and their families: Maria Marrs (the late Dr. William Marrs) of Glasgow, and their children, Billy Marrs (Cheryl), of Lexington, and daughter, Katherine Trivisonno; Benji Marrs (Missy), of Lexington, and children, Andrew and Mary Keene, and Dr. Brock Marrs (Ravin) and children, Liam and Evelyn Grace of Lexington; Andrea Bogard (Dennis) of Jeffersonville, Ind., and their children, Denny Bogard (Julie) of West Chester, Ohio and children, Phoenix, Faith, and Christian, and Amy Alley (Josh), of Bloomington, Ind., and children Jarrin and Ella; and Kristina Schindler (Joe) of Nicholasville, and their children, Jennifer Powell, of Nicholasville, and children, Lauren, Luke, Brooklyn, and Blake, Karen Schindler of Washington D.C. and son Alex, and Jessica Taylor (Jeremy), of Cadiz, and children Riley and Parker.

Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Fran Holston (the late Dr. Francis Holston), of Atlanta, Ga. and Sylvia Coleman (Doug), of Lafayette, Ga. and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Holston was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother, Dr. Francis Holston, of Jackson, Ga.

Mr. Holston chose cremation. Interment will follow at Jackson City Cemetery, Jackson, Ga.

A celebration of life and memorial service is planned for a later date. A. F. Crow funeral home is in charge of arrangements

Expressions of sympathy may be made to “The Mailbox Club” (a non-profit, non-denominational, organization which prints and distributes Bible study lessons for children and youth around the world). Donations may be mailed to “The Mailbox Club,” 404 George Eager Road, Valdosta, GA 31602.

William Clayton Neal

EDMONTON – William Clayton Neal, 75, Edmonton, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at his residence. A native of Metcalfe County, he was a son of the late George and Flora Pierce Neal. He was a member of Big Meadow Baptist Church, and was a plumber for 51 years and a backhoe operator.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Carol Neal; two sons, Ronnie Lee Neal, and Michael David Neal and his wife Darlene, all of Glasgow; one daughter, Lisa Barrett and husband Cory, Glasgow; five grandchildren, Daniel Buchanan and wife Robin, Matthew Compton and wife Emily, Tyler Neal, David Neal, and Micah Neal; four great-grandchildren: Alisha, Cody, and Courtney Buchanan, and Gracie Compton; one brother, Thomas Neal, Edmonton; two sisters, Juanita Smith and husband Jackie, and Lois Edwards; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery.


Mary Mitchell (Brooks) Oaks

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Mary Mitchell (Brooks) Oaks, 70, of New Albany, Ind., passed into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Clark Memorial Hospital. Most of her close family and friends knew her by the name of “Mitch.” She was born in Glasgow, on Jan. 12, 1943, where she lived and attended school.

During Mitch’s adult life she worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) until she moved to New Albany, Ind. She then worked at Clark Memorial Hospital in the patient information department from which she retired for medical reasons.

Mitch is survived by her husband, Gary Lee Oaks, of New Albany, Ind.; her three sons, Gus Schlueter of Floyds Knobs, Ind., Brooks Groves (Amber), of San Antonio, Texas and Angelito Aquino, of Floyds Knobs, Ind.; her three grandchildren, Audrey Groves, Julianna Groves, and Noah Groves, all from San Antonio, Texas. Mitch is preceded in death by her father, Herbert Brooks; mother, Mary Elizabeth Brooks (Rutledge) and her brother, Roy Douglas Brooks.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. A private burial will take place in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery in Glasgow.

Terry Cecil Reynolds

HORSE CAVE – Terry Cecil Reynolds, 54, of Horse Cave, passed away Sunday, July 28, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was the son of the late Cecil Reynolds and Christine Walters Reynolds. Terry was a mechanic for the city of Glasgow.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Highbaugh Reynolds; two sons, Joshua Reynolds, Bonnieville, and Jonathan Reynolds, Horse Cave; two daughters, Jessi Baldwin, Berea and Crissy Reynolds, Horse Cave; four grandchildren, Connor, Ethan and Michaela Baldwin and Alexander Reynolds; one brother, Gary Moore, Bonnieville; two sisters, Regina Marsh, Bonnieville and Debbie Childress, Sonora.

Visitation for will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sego Funeral Home with cremation to follow.

Stanley Rice

SMITHS GROVE – Stanley Rice, 73 of Smiths Grove, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Hospice House of Southern Kentucky.

He was the son of the late Sam and Lois Hornsby Rice.

Graveside service was 1 p.m. Monday at Smiths Grove Cemetery.

Tracy Darren West

BONNIEVILLE – Tracy Darren West, 41, of Bonnieville, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, at Caverna Memorial Hospital ER, the result of an automobile accident. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Daryl West.

Tracy is survived by his mother, Brenda Embery and husband Jack, of Bonnieville.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home. Brother Glenn Routt officiated. Burial was in Memory Park Cemetery at Bonnieville.