Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY


July 29, 2013

Obituaries: Tuesday, July 29, 2013


GLASGOW — 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.

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  • Searoba “Robie” Lawson, 71, of Munfordville

    Funeral services for Searoba “Robie” Lawson will be 5 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with burial in Munfordville Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.


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  • Virginia Elizabeth Sparks Bowles, 93, of Glasgow

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 until 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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  • Jack B. Simpson (Jackie Ben), of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.

    Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday, from 2 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery.

    July 29, 2014

  • Artie Marie Puckett, 89, of Munfordville

    The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT, Thursday, July 31, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT, Friday, Aug. 1, at Brooks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Bro. Ben Benningfield and Rev. Scott Kerr officiating. Interment will be at Munfordville City Cemetery, Munfordville.

    July 29, 2014

  • Robert "Norman" Decker, 88, of Park City

    The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Brooks Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at the church at 1 p.m. Thursday, with Bro. Junior Shirley, Bro. Jack Srygler and Bro. Randall Kessinger officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

    July 29, 2014

  • Barbara J. Morris, 82, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

    A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1 in the chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home. Please visit the online tribute at Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

    July 29, 2014

  • Christine Duke Driver, 91, Glasgow

    Arrangements are incomplete, but under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

    July 29, 2014

  • Shelia Nell Copas Grider, 48, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral service will be Thursday, July 31, at 1 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will begin after 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Cemetery in Monroe County.

    July 29, 2014

  • Nicholas 'Sonny' Johnson, 78, of Morgantown

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery at Hadley. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

    July 29, 2014

  • Barlow Hall Anderson, 86, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will begin after 5 p.m. on Tuesday and after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery in Hestand.

    July 28, 2014