Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

June 26, 2013

Obituaries: June 27, 2013

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Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Ray Glendon Jones

BOWLING GREEN – Ray Glendon Jones, of Bowling Green, entered into rest Tuesday, June 25, 2013, with those he loved by his side.

A native of Barren County, he was the son of the late William Jefferson and Bertha Wheeler Jones. He was preceded in death by his infant son, David Jones, and sister, Barbara Pickett.

Ray is survived by his wife, Dean Jones; son, Gregory Jones (Tammy) of Alvaton; daughter, Lisa Houchin (Donald) of Bowling Green; five grandchildren, Dr. Ali Smith, Jon-Spencer Smith and Collin Smith, Brittany Jones White (Kyle) and Clint Jones; great-granddaughter, Kinsley Nicole White; brother, Douglas Jones (Joyce) of Glasgow; sister, Ramona Maggard of Glasgow; also survived by several nieces and nephews, close friend, David Bernado, and his two furry friends, Cleo and Bess.

Ray was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church and was the owner of Ray G. Jones Builders. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a wonderful husband, father and “poppy.” Ray was a master carpenter and was a talented singer.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 2 p.m. at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is in progress and will continue Thursday from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at 2 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the BGWC Humane Society at 1924 Louisville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

Arrangements entrusted to J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel.

Arlene G. Lapham

GLASGOW – Arlene G. Lapham, 79, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at her home in Glasgow.

Mrs. Lapham was formerly of Lincoln Park, N.J., and had been a Glasgow resident since 1990. She was born July 10, 1933, in Potsdam, N.Y., a daughter of the late Royal and Mildred Jenkins Grow. Her husband was the late Charles J. Lapham.

She was a retired school teacher and recently had taught the G.E.D. program at the Barren County Detention Center. She attended Glasgow Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Lapham is survived by four sons, Peter (Judy) Lapham, Tom Lapham (Janelle) and Jon Lapham, all of Glasgow, and Ben Lapham (Joy Kaczmarek) of New York; a daughter, Sue (Doug) Zaher of New York; a sister, Bette (Pete) Burns of Virgina; and four grandchildren, Garrett, Jerry, Andrew and Kaitlyn.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Glasgow Cumberland Presbyterian Church. There will be no visitation. The family chose cremation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Barren County Detention Center, Matt Mutter G.E.D. Program, 201 Samson St., Glasgow, KY 42141.

Arrangements are under the direction of A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.

Velma Steen Nichols

GLASGOW – Velma Steen Nichols, 92, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.

A native of Barren County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Emma Anderson Steen. She was a retired salesperson and branch manager for Stanley Home Products and was a member of First Christian Church, of Glasgow.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo-Ann Tolle, of Glasgow; one son, Wayne “Doc” Nichols and his wife Susan, of Glasgow; five grandchildren, Steve LaForge and his wife Deb; Cindy Greer and her husband Bobby; Julie Nichols Ashmun and her husband Matt; Mark Nichols and his wife Shelby; Polly Nichols Guffey and her husband Matt; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe E. Nichols; her son-in-law, James Tolle; one sister, Ruth Winn; and two brothers, Charles Steen and Lawrence Steen.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Christian Church or BRAWA.

Dr. Nelson A. ‘Doc’ Pott Jr.

LARGO, Fla. – Dr. Nelson A. “Doc” Pott Jr., 89, formerly of Glasgow, passed away June 10, 2013, in Largo, Fla.

He was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Milwaukee, Wisc. He graduated from Taylor High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. While attending Ohio State University he was a member of the Ohio State Marching Band and after graduation continued his love of the baritone as a member of the Ohio State Alumni Band going back each year to march with the band performing the Script Ohio. During the war while still attending school, he was appointed and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Enlisted Reserve Corps of the United State Army.

Doc and his wife, Mary Bell, moved to Glasgow in 1947 where he was one of the founding owners of Glasgow Animal Clinic. Being a veterinarian wasn't just a job for him it was a passion! He would often accept compensation in the form of eggs, corn or other farm produce. Cattle farmers throughout the region credited his development of “Pott Mineral” for improving the health of their cattle. During his years as a large animal veterinarian, he was also instrumental in bringing the Senapol cattle breed to the United States from the Virgin Islands. In 2009, he was selected to receive the Mario Gasperi Award, Senapol Breeder of the Year by the Senapol Cattle Breeders Association (SCBA). His love of animals didn't stop with cattle, but included Thoroughbred race horses. Doc's onetime dream of winning the Kentucky Derby led to his extensive research of  Thoroughbred bloodlines and ancestry. His Thoroughbreds “Miss Georgia Lou” and “Beggars Ride” won many races at the smaller tracks.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Glasgow. He enjoyed participating in the Glasgow Community Band as well as the Bowling Green Area Community Band. For many years, Doc had a private pilot's license, but his greatest enjoyment was playing golf. One of his many accomplishments included a life membership awarded by the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association for his contributions to the profession of veterinary medicine.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Bell Pott, and his parents, Nelson and Geneva Pott.

He is survived by his five children, Jennie Poynter (Joe), Nelson A. Pott III (Blakey), Mary Logsdon (Will), Anne Kelsey, Nancy Shoemaker (Gary); one sister, Joan Maujean; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life wake was conducted Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the home of Nelson and Blakey Pott. A combined memorial service for Nelson and Mary Bell will be conducted in 2014 at First Presbyterian Church in Glasgow. Interment will follow at Cave City Cemetery, Cave City. The date will be announced at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Washington St., Glasgow, KY 42141.

Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs, Fla., was in charge of the arrangements.


GLASGOW – Donald “ Donnie “ Allbright, 74, of Glasgow, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Randolph.

GLASGOW – Virginia Frances Akers Downing, 91, of Glasgow, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to Glasgow Baptist Church, Barren River Animal Welfare Association (BRAWA) or Community Medical Care.

GLASGOW – Anna Jean Herndon Garcia, 64, of Glasgow, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at University of Louisville Hospital. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with cremation to follow.

OCALA, Fla. – George Fred Kerry, 81, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Glasgow, died April 18, 2013, at Legacy Hospice House, Ocala, Fla.   An inurnment ceremony, including full military honors, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff.  

EDMONTON – Alma Mae Shaw Smith, 93, of Edmonton, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Cumberland County Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McMurtrey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Summer Shade Cemetery.