Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 6, 2013

Obituaries: March 7, 2013

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GLASGOW — Anna Beth Branstetter

EDMONTON – Anna Beth Branstetter, 36, of Edmonton, passed from this life Monday, March 4, 2013.

She was born May 24, 1976, to her parents, Mike and Betty Minor Branstetter.

She is survived by her parents, two sisters, Amy Branstetter of Edmonton, and Alyson Branstetter-Spalding and husband Edward, of Bowling Green; and one brother, Ken and wife Felisha Branstetter, of Edmonton. She is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Kenneth (Dandy) and Barbara (Mom) Branstetter and maternal grandmother, Mickey (Little Mama) Minor and the late Charles (Papa) Minor, of Savoyard. She will be greatly missed by her adoring nephews, Charles Thomas Branstetter, Trey, Connor and Trenton Branstetter, all of Edmonton; her aunt, Marna Branstetter Harless and husband Walton; and Uncle Mark Branstetter and wife Jackie; and numerous other cousins.

Anna was an active member of South Edmonton Church of Christ where she was a Sunday School teacher for the past 10 years.

She was a graduate of Metcalfe County High School in May 1994 and was a member of the Lady Hornets basketball team. She graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree and obtained a master’s degree in human resource management from Troy University.

Anna was employed by T.J. Samson Community Hospital with the Human Resources Department for the past 15 years and was a dear friend to the organization.

She served as the President of the Metcalfe County Alumni Association. She was also a graduate of the Barren County Chamber Leadership Program.

The Celebration of Anna’s life will be Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 8, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may be directed to South Edmonton Church of Christ.

Henry Paul Garner

GLASGOW – Henry Paul Garner, 89, of Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

He was the son of the late Herdis Lee and Lela Mae Garner. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger Lee and Jimmy Garner, along with an infant sister, Virginia.

In 1945, Pfc. Henry Garner was awarded the Bronze Star due to outstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy. He was with his battalion which captured Kesternick, Germany.  Henry Paul served with the Medic Division, 311th Infantry Regiment, Second Battalion.

On May 18, 1946, Henry and Emma Byrd Garner were married. They were married for the next 59 years, until Emma’s death.

They were parents of three children, Henrietta Garner Smith, Brenda Coats and husband Joe, and Robbie Dale Garner. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Kristie Hendricks and husband Sam, Wesley Paul Smith and wife Debra, and Donnie Aaron Smith, all of Glasgow; Alex Coats and wife Cindy, of St. Augustine, Fla., Payton and Mallory Garner, of Bowling Green; nine great-grandchildren, Emmalee Smith, Bethany Lickteig and husband Jerry, Christopher Jessee, Joshua, Tyler, Brittany, and Hunter Smith, Rileigh and Ryder Coats; one great-great-grandson, Xavier James Lickteig; several nieces, nephews and other family members.

Emogene Button Garner, his present wife, also survives along with several stepchildren and their families.

His request was to have a graveside service for family and friends. That service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Memorial Gardens with Brother Ray Woodie conducting the service. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

Porter Elvin Gooden Jr.

GLASGOW –  Porter Elvin Gooden Jr., 85, of Bon Ayr, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at his residence.

A native of Barren County, he was an appliance repairman, a veteran of World War II and a member of Big Meadow Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Porter Elvin Gooden Sr. and Myrtie Freeman Gooden; his stepmother, Maude Gooden; one son, Danny Gooden; one brother, Paul Gooden; one brother-in-law, Reverend Lynn Travis Edwards.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Saltsman Gooden; three grandchildren, Danny D. Gooden and his fiancée Sunshine Fannin, Katrina Gooden Hazelwood and her fiancé Jeremy Bradford, and Kendra Gooden Scott; his daughter-in-law, Darlene Gooden; 10 great-grandchildren, Lindsay Shipley, Kyle Gooden, Zackary Scott, Brooklyn Ramsey, Mason Gooden, Kalista Hazelwood, Destiny Blevins, Jacob Blevins, Hailey Fannin, and Abbi Gooden; two great-great-grandchildren, Lillian Grace Shipley and Aubrey Sue Gooden; four brothers, Preston Gooden and wife Wilma, of Hiseville, Rondell Gooden and wife Donna of Brooks, Ky., Denny Gooden and wife Margaret and Charles Gooden and wife Nellie, all of Glasgow; three sisters, Zula Tucker and husband Don, of Louisville, Sandy Cowan and husband Ronnie, of Glasgow, and Wanda Edwards, of Cave City; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Big Meadow Baptist Church with Reverend Tim Eaton officiating. Burial with military honors provided by Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV will be in Big Meadow Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home and will continue Thursday until time for services.

Herman Cecil Moore

GLASGOW – Herman Cecil Moore, 75, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at his home.

His arrangements are incomplete, but are under the direction of A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

Sybil C. Holman Sneed

GLASGOW – Sybil C. Holman Sneed, 80, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at her residence.

A native of Barren County, she was a daughter of the late Arvle Restus and Mable Elizabeth Patton Holman. She was a former teacher at Caverna Elementary School and retired office manager at Western Kentucky Gas Company in Glasgow. She was a member of the Mormon faith.

She is survived by several cousins including Rita White, Kathy Sewell, Dottie Patton, Loretta Mow, Kathleen Cooper, Cynthia Oliver, Daphna Gentry, Helen Stone, Shirley Saddler, Joyce Kinslow, J. L. Grider, Kenneth Grider, David Patton, Leroy Patton, Eugene Patton, Keith Patton, Stanley Holman and Richard Groce; and by a very special friend, Trina Wells Wyatt.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with entombment at Cave City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.



BOWLING GREEN – James Clifton Boyd, 74, of Bowling Green, died Sunday, March 3, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel with burial to follow in Bowling Green Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.


PARK CITY – Fred Douglas, 67, of Park City, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at his residence. Visitation will be 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Patton Funeral Home, Park City Chapel. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

BOWLING GREEN – Lola Irene Crowe Gott, 98, of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Colonial Manor Care & Rehab. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial in Berea Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

GLASGOW – Debra Ann “Debbie” Thomas, 56, of Glasgow, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at her home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

TOMPKINSVILLE – Dorothy Opal Turner, 88, of Tompkinsville, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral services will be at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Graveside services and burial will be at 1 p.m. at Cave City Cemetery.