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.