Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

September 27, 2013

Obituaries: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Sarah Elizabeth Schmidt Buckner

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. – Sarah Elizabeth Schmidt Buckner, 31, was born Feb. 17, 1982 in Ada, Okla. She trusted in the Lord and was born again on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1993, and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept.14, 2013, in Highland Park, New Jersey.

The native of Atlanta, Ga., was a U.S. Navy veteran and attended Crown College in Powell, Tenn., where she met her husband of 11 years, John Phillip Buckner. Together they served as missionaries in Portugal for a time and Sarah was fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She was a gifted soloist with a beautiful smile and a tender heart for children, the elderly and all hurting people, being careful to notice those in need.

Survivors include her husband, John Phillip Buckner; her parents, Timothy and Mary Schmidt, of North Carolina; her grandmother, Beulah Kohorst, of Texas; a sister, Heather Schmidt (Joe) Shepherd, of California; a brother, Aaron (Amanda) Schmidt, of West Virginia; her parents-in-law, Phil and Phyllis Underhill Buckner, of Bowling Green; her brother-in-law, Seth (Elizabeth) Buckner, of Texas; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Pikeview Baptist Church near Magnolia with Tim Coleman, pastor of Innerarity Point Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla., officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia.

David A. Dubree

TOMPKINSVILLE – David A. Dubree, 72, of Tompkinsville, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville.

He was the son of the late John Barlow Dubree and Ruby Bartley Dubree.

He is survived by his wife, Katheryn Crews Dubree, of Tompkinsville.

Visitation will begin after 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Monroe County Memorial Lawn.

Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.

James Ellis Emberton

TOMPKINSVILLE – James Ellis Emberton, 83, of Tompkinsville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Monroe County Medical in Tompkinsville.

He was born April 12, 1930, in Monroe County, to the late Lorenza Dow Emberton and Letha McCauley Emberton. He was a retired logger for Homer Bartley Lumber and of the Baptist faith. He was united in marriage on Oct. 30, 1950, to Mary Alice Crews in Tompkinsville.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Emberton, of Tompkinsville; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Shelia Emberton, of Tompkinsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Tim Harrison, of Glasgow; three sisters, Edna York, of Mitchell, Ind., Bertie Cardwell, of Bowling Green, and Hazel Mitchell, of Crawfordsville, Ind.; three grandchildren, Shayne and wife Cindy Emberton, Trent Emberton and April Flowers, of Glasgow, four great-grandchildren, Lydia, Leah and Layni Emberton and Michael Flowers; and special friend, Bobby Bybee, of Tompkinsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Luther and Dow Eagle Emberton; three sisters, Mary Doyle Emberton, Ruby Church and Evie Shoopman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in Skaggs Creek Cemetery.

Visitation is in progress and will continue after 7:30 a.m. on Saturday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arthur Hanson ‘Art’ Gibbons

LOUISVILLE – Arthur Hanson “Art” Gibbons, 59, of Louisville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

He was a son of the late William A. “Beezie” and Angie Hanson Gibbons. He was a native of Barren County, graduating with the Glasgow High School class of 1973, and later graduated from Bowling Green Business College. He had been employed by UPS in Louisville as an aircraft package handler and previously worked in golf course development. He had been an owner and operator of Scottie Lanes bowling alley in Glasgow. He was known for his love of the Glasgow Scottie Band as well as being an avid fan of University of Louisville basketball. Art cherished his family and friends; and, they supported him with his cancer battle; he will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his twin sister and her husband, Mary “Beth” (Gibbons) and Brent Foster, of Blue Bell, Pa.; brother and wife, David and Jonnie Gibbons, of Anaheim, Calif.; niece, Sarah Foster, of Washington state and nephew, William Foster, of Colorado; aunt and uncle, Doretha (Hanson) and Charlie Bensenhaver, of Louisville;  and many cousins and friends.

He chose cremation. Services and burial in Locust Grove Cemetery, Mammoth Cave, will be scheduled at a later date. A.F. Crow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu flowers, the family suggests donations to cancer research or the charity of choice.

Beatrice E. Harlow

LOUISVILLE – Beatrice E. Harlow, formerly of Barren County, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Louisville.

Arrangements are incomplete, but will be under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

Clifton Richard Wilkerson

LUCAS – Clifton Richard Wilkerson, 71, of Lucas, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

The Barren County native was a son of the late Finis and Lou Birdia Carver Wilkerson. Clifton was retired from Barren River State Park, was a school bus driver for Barren County schools and an avid fox hunter. He was a member of Mount Olivet Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy Settle Wilkerson; a daughter, Kerry Zalla and husband Brett, of Scottsville; a stepdaughter, Tracy Goodman, of Lexington; two grandchildren, Lucy and Lincoln Zalla; four brothers, James H. Wilkerson, of Glasgow, Orville J. Wilkerson and wife Joyce, of Glasgow, Donald R. Wilkerson and wife Wanda, of Lucas, Michael L. Wilkerson and wife Maggie, of Frankfort; four sisters, Lou Jean Jewell and husband Harry, of Lucas, Evelyn Billingsley and husband Ray, Jan Groce and husband Bobby and Sandy Lindsey, all of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelly Wilkerson, and a sister-in-law, Betty Wilkerson.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday morning from 8 a.m. until time for the service.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to: Myeloma Foundation, UAMS, Institutional Advancement, 4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205.


LEXINGTON – Paul E. Day, 78, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with burial in Cub Run Cemetery. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Cub Run Cemetery Fund. These donations may be left at the funeral home.


EDINBURGH, Ind. – Lou Ann England, 76, of Edinburgh, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, Columbus, Ind. Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus. Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

GLASGOW – Louie F. Ford, 92, of Glasgow, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Glasgow Health & Rehab Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.