Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

May 3, 2013

Obituaries: May 4, 2013

Special reports
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Sammie L. Brown

CAVE CITY – Sammie L. Brown, 81, Cave City, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at NHC Health Care Center.

A native of Clinton County, she was a daughter of the late Okla Homa Byrd and Nova Irene Groce Byrd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her six children, Donnie K. Brown and wife Margaret, of Canmer; Jimmy D. Brown and wife Becky, of Shady Grove; Jackie M. Brown and wife Robin, of Hiseville; Christopher D. Brown and wife Becky, of Hiseville; Steven D. Brown and wife Kathy, of Atlanta; and Sheila Brown Galloway of Hiseville; friend and father of her children, Marshall C. Brown; three sisters, Golda Byrd Murhlherr and husband Don, of Radcliff; Frankie Byrd Alstatt, of Smiths Grove; Joan Byrd Hibbs, of Park City; three brothers, Cordell Byrd and wife Laverne, of Hiseville; Johnny Byrd, of Glasgow; Bobby Byrd and wife Lorie, of Glasgow; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James Odell Byrd, John Floyd Byrd and Lloyd Byrd; and one sister, Betty Byrd Daniels.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Hiseville Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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Ray Henry Dotts

GAMALIEL – Ray Henry Dotts, 81, of Gamaliel, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green.

He was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Indianapolis, Ind. to the late John Dotts and Rose Kelty Dotts. He was a retired cabinet maker, a U.S. Army veteran and attended Sadlers Chapel United Methodist Church. He was united in marriage on Feb. 14, 1952, to Luda Nell Strode Dotts, who preceded him in death on May 29, 2010.

He is survived by four sons, Michael Dotts, of Murfreesboro, Tenn, Steve Dotts, of Lafayette, Tenn, Kris Dotts, of Bowling Green, and Kelly Dotts, of Nashville,Tenn.; two daughters, Judy Maners, of Scottsville, and Kathy Stoutt, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Dotts; a brother, James Dotts; and five sisters, Helen Roberts, Vivian Dunbar, Margaret Dotts, Mary Tidd and Ida Holcomb.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel with burial to follow in Gamaliel Cemetery. Military rites will be performed at graveside by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. on Sunday until service time at the funeral home.

Lawrence William Groce

GLASGOW – Lawrence William Groce, 73, of Glasgow, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Barren County, the son of the late Lawrence Wesley Groce and Audrey Kathryn Slaughter Groce. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Louise Buckley Groce.

Lawrence was a farmer and a former employee of the Malone & Hyde Company. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of Temple Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Werner and husband Kevin, of Glasgow; three grandchildren, Monica Winchester and husband Shane, Kelli Pennycuff and husband Eric and Corbin Werner, all of Glasgow; three great-grandchildren, Alec Pennycuff, Cole and Lola Winchester; one sister, Charlotte McGuire and husband Larry, of Glasgow; an uncle, Seth Thomas Groce and wife Eugenia, of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Poplar Log Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday.



Morris Lane ‘Bubby’ Hensley

EDMONTON – Morris Lane “Bubby” Hensley, 69, of Edmonton, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home.

He was the son of the late Edwin and Eugenia King Hensley.    

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Smith Hensley; two sons, Eddie and wife Debbie Hensley, and Moe and wife Erica Hensley, all of Summer Shade; one special son, Phillip Smith, of Edmonton; four grandchildren, Brad and wife Mary Mae, Derek, Max and Tatum, all of Summer Shade; one special grandchild, Tony Tinsley; one great-grandson, Bryson Lee Hensley; one sister, Linda Hensley, of Louisville; five nieces and nephews.  

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Marion Byrd Hensley, and his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Helen Smith.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in White Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

www.butler_funeralhome.com

Norvella Crowe Rouse

TOMPKINSVILLE – Norvella Crowe Rouse, 88, of Tompkinsville, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville.

She was the wife of the late Paul Rouse, and the daughter of the late Claude Crowe and Dora Netherton Crowe.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.

Funeral service will be Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. at Freedom #2 Baptist Church with burial in Freedom #2 Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Freedom #2 Cemetery.

SERVICES

SMITHS GROVE – Nancy Jean Sweatt Booker, 79, of Smiths Grove, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Smiths Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Grove Chapel.



GLASGOW – Nora Frances Button, 90, Glasgow, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Barber Cemetery.



EDMONTON – Debbie Froedge, 54, of Edmonton, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will continue after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.



CAVE CITY – Steve A. (Jolly Bear) Jolly, 57, of Cave City, died Wednesday May 1, 2013, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital emergency room. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Basil Chapel United Baptist Church under direction of Winn Funeral Home, Horse Cave, with burial to follow in Cave City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. until funeral time on Sunday at the church. Expressions of sympathy in his honor may be made in the form of contributions to the Steve A. Jolly Trust Fund that will be used to further civic activities. Contributions may be sent to any Edmonton State Bank branch.