Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 21, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, Obituaries

Michael John Cilyok

ELIZABETHTOWN — Michael John Cilyok, 68, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at his residence.

He was a native of Dayton, Ohio, and retired from Gates Rubber Company after 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Virginia Moon Cilyok.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Pedigo Cilyok; four sons: Carey (Carla) Cilyok of Huntsville, Ala., Chris (Tammy) Cilyok of Cecilia, Timothy Shane Matthews of Glasgow and Thomas (Kay) Matthews of Gainesville, Va.; two daughters: Monique Cilyok of Centerville, Ohio, and Marina Kay (Jim) Trochelman of Beaver Creek, Ohio; one sister: Suzanne Johnson of Kettering, Ohio; 10 grandchildren: Carl Michael, Christopher, Alexis and Presley Cilyok, Chad, Shani, Taksin and Tasia Matthews and Josh and Jacob Trochelman; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Elizabethtown.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus.

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Glen Copas

TOMPKINSVILLE — Glen Copas, 83, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville.

He was born in Monroe County on May 17, 1926, to the late Jarrett Copas and Bessie Waller Copas. He was a retired farmer, a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He was first married to Irma Christine Birge Copas who died June 1, 1992. He married Mary Z. Rich Anderson on Oct. 8, 1997.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Z. Rich Anderson Copas of Tompkinsville; one daughter and son-in-law: Mary and Charles Doolin of Dry Fork; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law: Sue and Mitchell Curtis of Tompkinsville, Evie and Mike Hopkins of Glasgow; one brother: Douglas Copas of Tompkinsville; two sisters: Bonnie McClard of Fountain Run and Cloteel Turner of Gamaliel; one granddaughter: Lori Doolin of Bowling Green; two step-grandsons: Josh Curtis and Aaron Hopkins; and two step-granddaughters: Julie Curtis and Robin Hopkins.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Marlin and Buford Copas; one sister: Lucille Bartley; and two granddaughters: Jennifer Lois Doolin and Leslie Ann Doolin.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial in the White Cemetery in Monroe County.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the White Cemetery.

Geneva Pearl Lewis

GLASGOW — Geneva Pearl Lewis, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

The Barren County native was the daughter of the late Otha and Elsie Mae Deweese Bray. Pearl was an employee of RR Donnelley & Sons in Glasgow and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. She was an avid walker in the Glasgow Recreation Department walking club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Thomas Lewis, and two brothers, Charles Howard Bray and Ray Medford Bray.

She is survived by a brother, James P. Bray and wife Bettie of Glasgow, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Eva Mathews

PARK CITY — Eva Mathews, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at University of Louisville Hospital.

Born in LaGrange, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Turner and Thelma Henry; sister, Doris Moore; and step-daughter, Karen Scott.

She is survived by her husband, Mitchell Matthews; daughter, Laurie Norris (Jeff), Glasgow; son, Lee Moore Jr. (Michelle), Shelbyville; step-daughter, Lisa Votaw (Mike), Glasgow; grandchildren, Candice Williams (Josh), Hope Jamiel (Josh), Kara Flowers, Abigail Moore, Lee Elliston Moore III; step-grandchildren, Aaron Poston and Ashley Poston; great-grandchildren, Anna Williams and Jackson Williams; brothers, Stanley Henry, Ricky Henry and Pete Henry; and sister, Deloris Powell.

There will be a private memorial service for the immediate family at a later date.

Highlands Funeral Home, Louisville, in charge of arrangements.

Willie Russell Ogles

GLASGOW — Willie Russell Ogles, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow after a brief illness.

The Scottsville native was the son of the late B.R. and Velma Ogles. Mr. Ogles was a retired exterminator, a member of the Glasgow Wesleyan Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Azlee Perry, Mildred Hughes and Ruth Turner; and brothers, James, Ernest, Cecil, Toy, George and Haskel Ogles.

Survivors include his wife, Gleneth Nunn Ogles; five children: William R. Ogles and wife Maxine and Bobby Ogles and wife Betsy, both of Glasgow, Betty Raines and husband Johnny and Gerald Ogles and wife Sandra, both of Franklin, and Patsy Tuck of Glasgow; one step-son: Danny Wayne Davis of Glasgow; 13 grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother: Ennis Ogles and wife Betty of Scottsville; and two sisters-in-law: Mary Ann Ogles of Scottsville and Sammie Ogles of Cumberland, Ind.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery with military honors provided by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until time for the service.

Kenneth Ray Pulliam Sr.

GLASGOW — Kenneth Ray Pulliam Sr., 69, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at his residence.

Born in Metcalfe County, he was the son of the late Oliver Lee Pulliam and Oma Walden Pulliam. Mr. Pulliam served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 5906 of Glasgow.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hill Pulliam of Glasgow; a daughter: Rita Pulliam (Ron Stone) of Lenore, W.V.; a son: Kenny Pulliam (Emily) of Glasgow; three step-sons: Michael Shanks (Julie), John Shanks and Thomas Shanks (Amanda), all of Central City; five grandchildren: Ashley Morris (Roy) of Naugatuck, W.V., James Stone of Lenore, W.V., Angelia Pulliam, Savannah Scott and Logan Anderson, all of Glasgow; a brother: Curtis Pulliam (Sue) of Hope, Ind.; a sister-in-law: Linda Pulliam of Wiley, Texas. Six nieces, six nephews, several great-nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Chester Pulliam, David Pulliam and Eddie Burgess.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

Joseph Richards Sr.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Joseph William Richards Sr., 78, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, in a local hospital.

He was born Dec. 7, 1930, in Glasgow, to the late Dr. Clifton and Georgia Williams Richards. He was a 1948 graduate of Columbia Military Academy in Columbia, Tenn., attended Vanderbilt University from 1948 to 1950, served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War, and in 1956 graduated from George Washing-ton University.

Mr. Richards volunteered at the Community Kitchen, Innerfaith Senior Services, and with Contact of Chattanooga. He was a National Bank Examiner from 1956 to 1966 at which time he began with Suntrust Bank where he retired after 27 years of service. Mr. Richards joined First Baptist Church of Chattanooga in 1966 and was a member of the Courtney Parks Sunday School Class. He also served for many years as a deacon.

His sisters, Margaret Johnston, Doris Follis, and brother, John Richards, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Martha Richards; son, Joseph William “Bill” Richards Jr. and his wife Karen; daughter, Amanda Margaret Richards; grandsons, Austin William Richards and Jacob Joseph Richards, all of Chattanooga; cousins, Virginia and Richard Jones of Louisville; Phoebe Matthews of Glasgow; nieces, Sarah Hecker of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Sharon Ellsworth of Shavertown, Pa.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, with the Rev. Terri Lowe officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the Courtney Parks Sunday School Class. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cartersville, Ga., at 1 p.m.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Irene C. Short

HORSE CAVE — Irene Frances Chaney Short, 87, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at a Glasgow nursing home.

The Hart County native was a bookkeeper for Green River Valley Water District. She was a member of Horse Cave Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Walter Scott and Cora Alice Slaughter Chaney, and wife of the late William Arthur Short.

She was preceded in death by two daughters: Sharon Short Simmons and Peggy Short Jewell; a grandson: William Randell Jewell; a great-granddaughter: Megan Leeann Perry; seven sisters, and a brother.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Winn Funeral Home, Horse Cave, with burial to follow in Horse Cave Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Winn Funeral Home in Horse Cave.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.

Survivors include a son: Dr. Kerry Short, of Louisville; a daughter: Marcia Short Wilson and her husband, Gary, of Smiths Grove; seven grandchildren: Debbie Jewell Russell and her husband, Dean, Lisa Jewell Perry and her husband, Donnie, all of Center, Eric Simmons of Glasgow, and Adam, Tyler, Ethan and Will Short, of Louisville; four great-grandchildren: Jessica Mosby and her husband, Scotty, Kayce Russell and Samantha Perry, all of Center, and Lara Simmons of Glasgow; one great-great-grandchild, Raelyn Mosby; a brother: James Chaney of Bella Vista, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.


BOWLING GREEN — Marcus Elmore Bellamy Jr., 75, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Greenview Regional Medical Center in Bowling Green. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, Summer Shade, with burial in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation begins today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

HORSE CAVE — Della Jane Fields, 76, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at Barren County Health Care Center in Glasgow. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Hiseville Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.

BONNIEVILLE — Emily Elizabeth King, 84, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Barren County Health Care Center in Glasgow. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Brooks Funeral Home, Munfordville, with burial in Munfordville Municipal Cemetery.

BOWLING GREEN — Virginia Nell Meredith, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in Bowling Green. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home, Bowling Green, with burial in Bowling Green Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower 6100 Dutchmans Lane, St. 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.