Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

September 2, 2013

Obituaries: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Staff reports
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Mary Elizabeth Bryant

EDMONTON — Mary Elizabeth Bryant, 78, of Edmonton, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Metcalfe Health Care in Edmonton.

She was the daughter of the late Will Ed and Virgie Bryant Smith.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rucien Bryant.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Butler Funeral Home. Visitation was 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.



Darrell Chapman

GLASGOW — Darrell Glenn Chapman, 65, of Glasgow, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at his home.

Born in Glasgow, he was the son of the late Clifton and Edna Spears Chapman. He was retired from the Eaton Axle Co. and was a school bus driver for Barren County Schools. He attended the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Marla Ewing Chapman; six children, LaDarra Chapman (Gary), Kimra C. Thomas (Allen), Keason Chapman (Melissa), Adam Chapman (Leslie), Taisy Chapman and Maddy Chapman, all of Glasgow; nine grandchildren, Colby Rich, Dalton Bunch, Konagher, Kallen, Kayla, Terry, Kelissa, Emily and Keily Chapman; and three step-grandchildren, Logan, Mallory and Holly Thomas.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Will Chapman; and a brother, Jerry Chapman.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Ricky Cooper

MUNFORDVILLE — Ricky Cooper, 55, of Munfordville, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at his home.

He is survived by his mother, Alva Marguerite Cooper, of Munfordville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Royce Cooper.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Brother Barry Devine officiating. Burial will be in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.  Visitation is in progress at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Gideons.



Betty Mae Curtis

FOUNTAIN RUN — Betty Mae Bradley Curtis, 63, of Fountain Run, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

She was a daughter of the late Dewey and Beulah Glass Bradley.

She is survived by her husband, Iler James Curtis.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home with Brother Daniel Stone officiating. Burial will follow in Shirley Baldock Cemetery. No visitation was listed.



Charles ‘Charlie’ Rich

HAYWOOD — Charles Donald “Charlie” Rich, 73, of Haywood, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at NHC Healthcare facility in Glasgow.

He was born Nov. 10, 1939, at home in Hermitage Springs, Tenn., to the late Woodrow Rich and Willo Dean Green Rich. He was the firstborn of four children, Charles, George, Nell and Steve. In 1958, he began working for Pace Equipment Co. in Glasgow as a diesel mechanic. In 1959, he transferred to the J.F. Pace Construction Co. In February of 1966, Charles began a new job for Tyson Bearings, a division of S.K.F. Industries, where he was employed as a maintenance mechanic for 36 years. In November of 1959, Charles married Elsie Lee Matthews and had one son, Michael Matthew Rich. In 1969, Charles and Elsie bought a 13-acre farm in Haywood where he enjoyed raising beef cattle. His other interests include trapshooting, hunting, fishing, bowling and helping all his friends with mechanical issues. He was saved by the grace of God and baptized in 1960 and was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

 Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Elsie Lee Matthews Rich, of Haywood; one son, Michael Matthew Rich and wife Kris, of Clarksville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, William Charles Matthew Rich, Justin Michael Rich and Casey Alice Rich; two great grandchildren; one brother, Steve and wife Judy, of Hermitage Springs, Tenn.; one sister, Nell Birdwell and husband Stanley, of Hermitage, Tenn.; one aunt, Lavelle Dyer, of Radcliff, and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, George Eagle Rich.

 Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

www.crowfuneralhome.com



Glenn D. Smith

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — Glenn D. Smith, of Crawfordsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at IU Arnett in Lafayette, Ind. He was 60.

Mr. Smith was retired Air Force, serving from 1977 to 1994, stationed at Grissom Air Force Base. Following his discharge, he worked at Wabash National until present day. He was a 1970 graduate of Thorntown High School.

Born Oct. 19, 1952, in Glasgow, he was the son of William Herbert Smith and Doris Geron Smith. He married Mara L. Badeaux on June 13, 1981.

Survivors include his wife, Mara Smith; his mother, Doris Smith; son, Darrin Smith; daughter, Sandi Smith; sons, Jeremy (Danielle) Smith and Joshua (Rachael) Smith; and daughter, Jessica Smith; one brother, Gregory D. (Ginny) Smith; and two sisters-in-law, Linda (Paul) Niggemann and Ardyth Janine (John) Wright, as well as seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father in November 2006.

Funeral services will begin 2 p.m. Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Home, in Crawfordsville. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North with military rites by the American Legion and VFW. Family and friends can pay their respects at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

www.BurkhartFH.com



Dave B. Taylor

MAMMOTH CAVE — Brother Dave B. Taylor, 81, of Mammoth Cave, passed away at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

He was born in Cub Run to the late Harvey Taylor and Donnie Bratcher Taylor. Brother Dave was a farmer and an ordained Baptist minister having pastored churches in Hart, Edmonson, Grayson and Hardin counties.

He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean conflict and a member of Hill Grove Baptist Church.

Brother Dave is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nelsie Mae Taylor; one daughter, Karen Taylor Agee and husband Jim, of Brownsville; three sons, Allen Taylor and wife, Veronica, of Ollie, Brandt Taylor and wife, Kim, of Smiths Grove, and Reed Taylor and wife Judy, of Mammoth Cave, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Naomi Alvey, of Cub Run, and Nora Myrtle Taylor, of Cub Run.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Calvin Taylor, Harley Taylor, Amy Logsdon and Mamie Logsdon.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Hill Grove Baptist Church with Brother Danny Wayne Sexton and Brother Dan Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Hill Grove Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Sego Funeral Home and at Hill Grove Baptist Church after 11 a.m. Tuesday and will continue until service time at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The family request that memorial donations be made to the Hill Grove Cemetery. Military honors will be performed at graveside by VFW Post 6937 of Edmonson County.



Mayoma Underwood

GLASGOW — Mayoma Underwood, 83, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.

The Barren County native was the daughter of the late Samuel and Crystal Lenora Hall Hagan.

She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Herman Thomas Bunch and Howard Underwood; a brother, Carlie Hagan; and a grandson, Anthony Todd Combs.

Mrs. Underwood was an employee of the Kentucky Pants Factory and was a member of South Fork Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Combs and husband, Marvin, and Becky Lee and husband, Mike; a son, Barry Bunch and wife, Marilyn, all of Glasgow; three stepchildren, Carolyn Norris, Donella Bowles and husband Dexter, and Jerry Underwood, all of Glasgow; a sister, Evelyn Cash, of Glasgow; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

www.crowfuneralhome.com



Robert ‘Steve’ Williams

WOODBURN — Robert “Steve” Williams, 70, of Woodburn, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at The Medical Center at Franklin.

Born in Barren County the son of the late J.D. Williams and Velma Spann Patterson, he was a self-employed truck driver for over 35 years and a member of Glasgow Faith Church.

 Survivors include four children, Alisa Scott Garrison (Howard), of Glasgow, Candida Kingery Redman (Trent), of Mt. Vernon, Ind., Jerilynn DeMille (Stacey), of East Stroudsburg, Penn., and Kimberly M. Dieffenderfer, of Lewisburg, Penn.; two brothers, Philip G. Williams, of Glasgow, and Douglas J. Williams, of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Jeri L. Marsh, of Bowling Green; five grandchildren, Jesse H. Scott, Derek M. Garrison and Eric F. Garrison, all of Glasgow, Brianna F. Kingery, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and Riley G. DeMille, of East Stroudsburg, Penn.

 In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, James D. Williams.

 Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

www.crowfuneralhome.com