Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 25, 2013

Obituaries: March 26, 2013

Staff reports
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — R. L. ‘Shorty’ Carver

FOUNTAIN RUN – R. L. “Shorty” Carver, 83, of Fountain Run, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Barren County, the son of the late Will and Delia Wheat Carver. Shorty was a retired lime hauler and a farmer.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alean Goode Carver; a daughter, Vickie Mutter, of Glasgow; four grandchildren, Daryl Mutter, of Fountain Run, Jason Mutter (Laura), Jamie Fancher (Steven Miller) and Joanie Lindsey (Jason), all of Scottsville; seven great-grandchildren, Tanner, Ty and Kali Mutter, Dakota and Brittany Fancher, Kaitlyn Wilson and Kaci Cline; two step-great-grandchildren, Stephanie Maynard (James) and Kyle Tuttle; four sisters, Margie Neibarger, of Illinois, Geraldine Shelton and husband Jack, and Norma Bunch and husband Roger, both of Glasgow, and Willie Mae Hunt and husband Ray, of Louisville; one brother-in-law, Neal Goode and wife Lareeca, of Scottsville and a very special family friend, Millie Burgess, of Fountain Run. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tony Carver; four sisters, Lucille Steenbergen, Louise Williams, Virginia Eaton and Margaret Oliver; and a brother, Earl Carver.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Tracy Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Tessa Ellen Almagrace Casteel

GLASGOW — Tessa Ellen Almagrace Casteel, 14, of Glasgow, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital after a short illness.

Funeral services for Tessa Casteel will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Glasgow Baptist Church with burial in Poplar Log Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday and continue all day Wednesday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Thursday at 10 a.m. at Glasgow Baptist Church until time for the funeral.

Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to: Tessa Casteel Benefit Fund in care of Edmonton State Bank.

 James Randall (Bear) Lawson

MOUNT HERMON – James Randall (Bear) Lawson, 63, of Mount Hermon, formerly of the Nobob community, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Monroe County Medical Center.

He was a former employee of SKF and a son of the late Elzie and Alline Miller Lawson White. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by one daughter, Amelia (Roy) Gentry, of Mount Hermon; one son, Jared (Tasha) Lawson, of Tompkinsville; two sisters, Rita (Randy) Anderson, and Anita Lawson, both of Summer Shade; five brothers, Freddie Lawson, Elzie (Big D) Lawson, Mike (Becky) Lawson, Gary (Mary) Lawson, all of Summer Shade and Larry (Chop) Lawson, of Glasgow; three grandchildren, Dale and Tracy Gentry and Askani Lawson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Sandy Lawson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at White Chapel in Monroe County with interment in White Cemetery. Visitation will begin Tuesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at McMurtrey Funeral Home.


Doris Jean Sanders

BOWLING GREEN – Doris Jean Sanders, 80, a Bowling Green and Cave City native, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Bowling Green Nursing & Rehab Center.

Funeral services with Rev. Wayne Hatcher officiating were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, Cave City, with burial in Cave City Cemetery.

Jackie Stasel  

GLASGOW — Jackie Stasel, 50, a resident of NHC of Glasgow, formerly of Bonnieville, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at NHC.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Leslie and Geraldine Reynolds Nunn.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Brother Donnie Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Memory Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is in progress and will continue after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Martin Thrasher

BURKESVILLE – Martin Thrasher, 87, of Burkesville, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Cumberland County Hospital.

Martin was born on May 16, 1925, in Cumberland County, to the late Uriah and Lula Spears Thrasher. He was a member of Sexton Fork Baptist Church, a former employee of Tyson Bearing, a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy and was commander of the American Legion Post in Burkesville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Thrasher; brothers-in-law, J.H. Crawley, Robert Crawley and Jesse Taylor; and one nephew, James Richard Taylor.

Survivors include his wife, Jamah Crawley Thrasher, of Burkesville; one daughter, Ronda Chandler and her husband Delbert of Tompkinsville; one sister, Alice Taylor, of Weldon, Ill.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Festus Conley, Stella and Lloyd Cross, and Truesdale and Pat Crawley, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Burkesville, with Brother Peyton Slavens and Brother Eddie Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Modoc Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, Burkesville.

William Arnold Turner

GAMALIEL – William Arnold Turner, 83, of Gamaliel, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at his home in Gamaliel.

He was the husband of the late Jean Holland Turner, and son of the late William Alexander Turner and Iva Myrtle Quinn Turner.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel.

Funeral service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel with burial in Gamaliel Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Gamaliel Baptist Church Builders Mission Fund.


HORSE‚ÄąCAVE — Shirley Coffey Bryant, 68 of Horse Cave, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at her home. Funeral service will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

LOUISVILLE — Hudson Richardson, 90, died Friday March 22, 2013, at Parkway Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Louisville. Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Houk Cemetery under direction of Winn Funeral Home, Horse Cave. Burial will follow in the cemetery. Visitation will begin prior to the service at the gravesite.