Glasgow Daily Times
William O. (Daddy Bill) Alexander
GLASGOW – William O. (Daddy Bill) Alexander, 87, Glasgow, passed away on July 8, 2013.
Mr. Alexander served in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II and received the Purple Heart after being wounded at Iwo Jima. Mr. Alexander was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Frances Pace Alexander; son, Joseph Floyd Alexander; daughter, Judith Ann Boden; brother, Joe Alexander; and sisters, Anna Katherine Strader and Mary Pippin.
Mr. Alexander is survived by his wife, Rebecca Alexander; daughter, Liz Franklin and husband Willis; brother, Glenn Alexander and wife Opal; sister, Sue Nell Grider; grandchildren, Scott Boden (Leslie), Ann Boden, Mary Beth (Kevin) Stearman, and Michelle Weitzel; stepsons, David Parker, Steven Parker, and Mark Parker; as well as eight great-grandchildren.
The family will gather and receive visitors at Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, Hendersonville, Tenn. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Mr. Alexander’s life will take place in the chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 10 a.m., with Reverend Dan Dozier officiating.
Visitation will also take place at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home in Glasgow on Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. A second celebration of life service will take place on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with Reverend Kevin Butler officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Patients Assistance Program at Cumberland Heights, or to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Hendersonville.
Interment will be in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens.
Helen Ford Davenport
GLASGOW — Helen Ford Davenport, 91, widow of James Donald, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Barren County Health Care Center.
She was the mother of Linda Russell, of Lexington, and Steve Davenport, of Glasgow; grandmother of John Russell, Kate Clevenger, Ann Thomas Moffett and Jimmy Davenport.
Funeral service was 3 p.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Memorials suggested to Susan G. Coleman Foundation.
Johnny B. Driver
GLASGOW – Johnny B. Driver, 86, Glasgow, died July 8, 2013, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital.
A son of the late Clem and Frances “Icy” Driver, he was a maintenance worker at Big K and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Duke Driver; four sons, Larry Driver and wife Teresa Lynn, Tony Driver and wife Shelly, Mitchell Driver, and Danny Driver and wife Nancy, all of Glasgow; three daughters, Frances Marie Johnson and husband Eugene, of Rutherford, N.J., Rebecca Driver Green, of Boston, Mass., and Rosey Driver Silder, of Louisville; one brother, O.C. Driver, of Georgia; two sisters, Madalene Austin, of Cave City, and Edna Curry, of Hart County; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Junior Driver, James Driver, Eddie Driver, Rosco Wilson, William Driver, and Morgan Driver; and one sister, Louise Franklin.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Maxine Emmer Firkins
MONTICELLO, Ind. – Maxine Emmer Firkins, 86, of Monticello, Ind., formerly of Edmonton, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Whispering Pines Rehabilitation Center in Monticello.
She was the daughter of the late Will and Elmer Bunch. She was married to Riley Baker Firkins who preceded her in death in 1988.
Maxine had lived in the Monticello area for over 15 years coming from Edmonton. She attended the Church of Christ while in Kentucky. Maxine enjoyed playing Bingo and going on the bus to the senior citizens center in Kentucky. She use to help her late husband Baker on the farm where they had milked cows for several years. She was an amazing cook and was always trying to feed everybody.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at New Liberty Cemetery near Edmonton.
She is survived by two children, Betty Stiltz, of Monticello, Fred Lee and wife Maggie Firkins, of Monticello; nine grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Howard Firkins, two grandchildren, one step-grandchild, five sisters and three brothers.
Barbara Ann Franklin Johnson
FREDONIA – Barbara Ann Franklin Johnson, 77, of Fredonia, formerly of Louisville, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Baptist Health Care in Madisonville.
She was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary Iva Wimpee Franklin, and wife of 58 years to Bert Amos Johnson, who survives.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
MUNFORDVILLE – Winford Maxey, 76, of Munfordville, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.
He was the son of the late Henry Maxey and the late Tennessee Young Maxey.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Brooks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Reverend Douglas Barbour and Keith Rowlett officiating. Interment will be at Allen Seminary Cemetery, Hardyville.
Clifton Delano Ray
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Clifton Delano Ray, 96, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Clay County, Tenn., passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, in Jacksonville.
He was born May 17, 1917, in Clay County, Tenn., to the late Bascom and Della Slate Ray. During the 1930s he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and remained an active life member of the CCC. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps in the European theater as an aircraft engine mechanic in the Ninth Air Force. He married his high school sweetheart, Agnes Taylor, on Feb. 23, 1944 while both were stationed in England. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State College with a Master of Science degree in industrial arts and had a 40-year career as a school teacher, retiring in Jacksonville, Fla. He had been an active member of Terry Parker Baptist Church in Jacksonville since 1964. He routinely assisted people less fortunate than himself. He was a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by two sons, James Ray, of Summerville, S.C., Charles Ray, of Pensacola, Fla., one daughter, Sandra Watkins, of Jacksonville, Fla., one sister, Cleo Johnson, of Franklin, Ind.; four grandchildren, Eilene Gallo, Andrew Ray, Amanda and Josh Ray, six great-grandchildren, Hannah Ray, Samantha Gregor, Mia Gallo, Ethan Gregor, Jameson Ray and Juliana Gallo.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Taylor Ray; six brothers, James, Bascom Jr., Roy, Paul, John and Doug Ray and one sister, Clio Jenkins and one son, David Ray.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel with burial to follow in the Gamaliel Cemetery. Military rites will be performed at graveside by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.
AUBURN, Ind. – Zachary Aaron “Zac” Cloyd, 21, died Thursday, July 4, 2013. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Glasgow Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 101 Cumberland St., Glasgow. Memorials may be directed to a scholarship fund in Zac’s memory for the Barren County Band.
TOMPKINSVILLE – Rondall Keith Dyer, 77, of Tompkinsville, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Gilead Church of Christ with burial in Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Memorials are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation.
GLASGOW – Jessie Paul Groce, 86, of Glasgow, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens.
GLASGOW – Lonnie Wayne Harper, 61, of Glasgow, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Russellville. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, with burial in Page Cemetery in Monroe County.
BOWLING GREEN – Pauletta Nichols Hodges, 70, of Bowling Green, formerly of Hart County, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at The Medical Center of Bowling Green. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart and Lung Association.
GLASGOW – Fredie Carline Parrish, 82, of Glasgow, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens.
MUNFORDVILLE – Betty Jane Kabler Ross, 85, of Munfordville, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Caverna Memorial Hospital in Horse Cave. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brooks Funeral Home. Interment will be in Horse Cave Cemetery, Horse Cave.
WETUMPKA, Ala. – Catherine Leeanne Smith, 15, of Wetumpka, Ala., died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with burial in Caswell Cemetery. The family request that memorial donations be made to the Montgomery Humane Society, 1150 John Overton Dr., Montgomery, Ala. 36110, to Camp Spirit, which she attended at 2429 Bitterroot Lane, Golden, Colo. 80401 or to Caswell Cemetery. Either of these donations may be left at Sego Funeral Home.
TOMPKINSVILLE – Bobby Howard Walden, 64, of Tompkinsville, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital, Bowling Green. Funeral services will be at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
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