Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY


May 13, 2013

Obituaries: May 14, 2013


GLASGOW — 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. 

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  • Reid Welsh, 75, of Edmonton

    Funeral services will be Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Wednesday, July 23, at 3 p.m. and continue at the funeral home until time of services on Thursday.

    July 22, 2014

  • Houston Riggs, 56, of Bonnieville

    Funeral services for Houston Riggs will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Rounsaville officiating. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery at Upton. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. CST and after 8 a.m. Thursday at Sego Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014

  • William E. 'Bill' Wade, 82, of Columbia, Md.

    A memorial service will be held at Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, Inc. in Ellicott City, Md., at 1 p.m. on July 26, 2014. A private burial will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

    July 22, 2014

  • William Shaw Jr., 79, of Glasgow

    Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Mary Ann Ross Kerr, 99, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. on Wednesday and after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Mount Hermon Cemetery in Monroe County.

    July 21, 2014

  • Stephen Earl Biggers Stephen Earl Biggers, 60, of Franklin, Tenn.

    Stephen Earl’s wishes were to be cremated. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home in Glasgow.

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  • Kenneth Gray Sr. Kenneth Gray Sr., 93, of the Bon Ayr community of Barren County

    Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial with military honors provided by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow will be in Old Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bassie Reable Webb Copass, 83, of Tompkinsville

    Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday July 22, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home with Bro. John Jordan officiating. Visitation will be Monday 4 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.

    July 21, 2014

  • Janie Stinson, 68, of Munfordville

    Funeral services for Janie Stinson will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Bro. J.C. Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Roseburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at Sego Funeral Home.

    July 21, 2014

  • Joyce Siddens, 60, of Smiths Grove

    Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 21, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday.

    July 18, 2014