Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

May 13, 2013

Obituaries: May 14, 2013

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Eunice Anderson

GLASGOW – Eunice Anderson, 86, of Glasgow, formerly of Burkesville, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her home.

Eunice was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Cumberland County, to the late Porter and Trannie Graham Riddle. She was a member of Burkes-ville Baptist Church and attended Coral Hill Baptist Church in Glasgow.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Anderson; one son, John David Anderson; one great-grandson, Logan Wayne Richardson; three brothers, Illus Riddle, Waymon Riddle and James Riddle; and three sisters, Ira Young, Inis Pierce and Virgie Branham.

Survivors include one daughter, Darlene Richardson and her husband Larry, of Glasgow; two grandchildren, Greg Richardson and his wife Sandy, of Glasgow, and Jamie Rucker and her husband Brad, of Columbia; two great-granddaughters, MaKaylee Ward, of Columbia, and Erica Richardson, of Glasgow; two step-great-granddaughters, Brittany Rucker, of Glasgow, and Brook Rucker, of Glasgow; one step-great-great-granddaughter, Kinleigh Hurt, of Glasgow; one sister, Mary Richards, of Sellersburg, Ind.; one brother, Robert Riddle, of Burkesville; and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Burkesville, with Brother Roy Woodie and Dr. Mark Shelton officiating.  Burial will be in Burkesville Cemetery.

Family requests visitation from 3 until 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville.

Billy Joe Barbour

GLASGOW – Billy Joe Barbour, 48, of Glasgow, formerly of Hart County, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at his residence in Glasgow.

He was the son of John Rice and the late Adelene Payton Alexander.

He is survived by his wife, Felicia Barbour.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Little Blue Springs Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Reverend Carl "Dollie" Reed officiating. Interment will be at Bearwallow Cemetery, Horse Cave.

Frederick Elvin Barton

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Frederick Elvin Barton, 76, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Brighton Gardens in Brentwood, Tenn.

The youngest child and only son after four daughters, Fred was born on Sept. 20, 1936, on the family farm near South Fork Road in Barren County. Farming was his first occupation, but he earned his real estate license and began a company with Wallace Bartley in the 1960s. Their first project was the construction of Goodman Candy Company in 1965. Bartley & Barton Construction built many homes in Glasgow and the surrounding area. Later, Barton Construction Company and Barton Specialty Construction built several local landmarks such as Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library on College Street, Glasgow Golf & Country Club and the Chamber of Commerce on Main Street. Mr. Barton also built his own office building, the distinctive A-frame structure that stood on the corner of Main Street and the By-Pass. He was particularly proud to have performed renovations at both Glasgow’s Historic Fort Williams and the Jefferson Davis Monument in Fairview, Ky. During his career, he worked on more than 100 projects all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Fred is survived by his wife, the former Jessie Farris Smith, of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Imogene Schooler, of Fisherville Ky.; three daughters, Beth Barton, of Raleigh, N.C., Anne Brickeen and husband Brian, of Oviedo, Fla., and Kathy Earley and husband Burke, of Youngsville, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Kathy Anderson and husband David Malloy, of Nashville, Tenn.; two stepsons, Kelly Smith and wife Trish, of Nashville, Tenn., and Jason Smith and wife Samantha, of Brentwood, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Daniel, David and Sarah Beth Brickeen and Ballard and Eleanor Earley; six step-grandchildren, Elliott and Asher Anderson, Nealie and Jesse Smith, and Milan and Jared Smith; three nephews; eight nieces; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.

Mr. Barton was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Tressie Barton; his sisters, Mary Jane Farr, Eleanor Potter and Ernestine Britt; and one niece, Janet Duff.

Visitation was Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home, 201 E. Washington St., Glasgow. Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 14, at 2 p.m.

The family would like to extend deepest gratitude to the staff at Brighton Gardens, an assisted living facility where Fred lived since June 2012.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Parkinson Disease Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation or to a local Hospice.

Billy Eugene Dugger

EDMONTON — Billy Eugene Dugger, 75, of Edmonton, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at his home.

He was the son of the late Robert Henry Dugger and Kathryn Benedict Dugger, of Glasgow, who survives.

He is also survived by his wife, Grace Dugger, of Edmonton.

Funeral services were 4 p.m. Monday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton. Burial was in Dugger Cemetery.

Lois Jean Matthews Decker

LAKE BALBOA, Calif. – Lois Jean Matthews Decker, died peacefully on Nov. 13, 2012, in her son’s home in California, with him by her side. She had bravely battled cancer for 14 months, never complaining.

She was born May 29, 1935, to Mae and Herman Matthews. She graduated from Glasgow High School second in her class and turned down a full scholarship to the University of Kentucky to get married and start a family.  She was a devoted wife and mother. Jean was a hugger and very generous with her time and many talents. She was artistic, a seamstress, a square dancer, a roller skater and a cake decorator. She loved poetry and theater. She retired from Meidinger where she worked as an actuarial consultant. 

Upon retiring, she became an energetic volunteer. She served as a board member and secretary for the AIDS Education Coalition. She was a charter member of the AIDS Services Center Coalition. She was instrumental in the Louisville AIDS walk for nine years. She had also served as board treasurer and secretary with the AIDS Interfaith Ministries (AIM). She received numerous awards for her outstanding community service.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mae and Herman Matthews; her sisters, Louise Vance and Ruth Hendricks; her brother, Doug Matthews; and her husband, Dale Decker. 

She is survived by her brother, William Matthews, of Bowling Green; her daughter, Marsha Decker, of Louisville; her son, Doug Decker, of Lake Balboa, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She will be greatly missed by friends and family.

A celebration of her life will be conducted Saturday, May 18, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, in Louisville. Visitation will be from 10 until 10:45 a.m. with the memorial service beginning at 10:45 a.m. A graveside service will be attended by friends and family members at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery in Glasgow at approximately 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to AIM of Kentuckiana Inc. or a charity of one’s choice.


Joe Kelly Fish

TOMPKINSVILLE – Joe Kelly Fish, 40, of Tompkinsville, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, on Ky. 90 in Barren County as the result of an automobile accident.

He was the son of Larry and Darlene Fish and Debbie and James Carter, all of Tompkinsville.

Funeral service was 2 p.m. Monday at Poplar Log Baptist Church. The body laid in state from noon until service time on Monday at the church in Monroe County. Burial was in Poplar Log Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville was in charge of the arrangements.


Robert Glen Harbison

BOWLING GREEN – Robert Glen Harbison, 43, of Bowling Green, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

He was the son of Bill Harbison who survives and the late Joy Smith Harbison, and the husband of Janet Rogers Harbison.

There will be no services as cremation was chosen.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel.


Paul Meredith

MUNFORDVILLE – Paul Meredith, 78, of Munfordville, died Sunday May 12, 2013, at his home. 

He was a son of the late Sol and Cora Frances Wood Meredith and the husband of the late Hallie Esters Meredith. 

Funeral services for will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Brother Barry Devine and Brother Dwayne Cook officiating. Burial will be in Munfordville Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Jimmy Neal Patterson

TOMPKINSVILLE — Jimmy Neal Patterson, 77, of Tompkinsville, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville.

He married Robbie Dale (Sheffield) Patterson, who preceded him in death in 1994.

Jimmy was born in Monroe County on Sept. 18, 1935, a son of the late Bedie (Rich) and Ray Patterson.

Funeral services at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, were 2 p.m. Sunday. Richard Easterling officiated. Burial was in Gamaliel Cemetery.

Mariann Reece

ADDISON, Ill.  – Mariann Reece, 53, of Addison, Ill., died Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Elk Grove Village, Ill.

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

Hal Toms

CAVE CITY – Hal Toms, 54, of Cave City, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, while on a Caribbean cruise. His arrangements are incomplete, but are under the direction of A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.


Ricky Lynn Turner

GLASGOW – Ricky Lynn Turner, 54, of Glasgow, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

Born in Glasgow, he was the son of the late Bobby G. Turner and Virginia Lois Harper Whitley and her husband Clifton. Mr. Turner was the owner and operator of Jones Alignment and veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Yuda Turner; a daughter, Angela Thompson; two grandchildren, Hunter and Caraline Thompson; a sister, Sheila Dillard and husband Carl, all of Glasgow and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Samuel “Fooman” Thompson.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

Eugene White

RED BOILING SPRINGS, Tenn. — Eugene White, 81, of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn., died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at his home.

He was born April 26, 1932, in Clay County, Tenn., to the late Perry Guy White and Della Mae Smith White. He was a member of Clementsville Church of Christ, a retired factory worker and farmer and a U.S. Army veteran. He was united in marriage on Feb. 27, 1956, to Marjorie Mullinix White, who preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2005.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Debbie White, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one brother, Bill White of Moss, Tenn.; two sisters, Estelle Short, of Moss, Tenn., Ginger Short, of Bargersville, Ind.; and two grandsons, Ethan and Eli White, of Hendersonville, Tenn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Craighead.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Burial was in Clementsville Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Clementsville Church of Christ.