BURKESVILLE – Martana Groce, 79, of Burkesville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Glasgow Health and Rehab.
Martana was born on May 7, 1934, in Cumberland County, to the late Vernon and Pearl Thacker Wray. She was of the Holiness faith and had worked at several sewing factories.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul C. Groce; two sons, Ferlin Groce, and Freddy Groce; three sisters; and five brothers.
Survivors include one son, Donnie Groce and his wife Gail, of Burkesville; two daughters, Angela Sue Whitehouse, of Glasgow, and Crickett Morrison, of Glasgow; one sister, Vestal Wright, of Burkesville; one brother, Armond Wray, of Burkesville; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Burkesville with Brother Ronnie Corbin officiating. Burial will be in Burkesville Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.
EIGHTY EIGHT – Brents Richardson, 97, of Eighty Eight, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.
Brents was a son of the late Robert “Bob” Richardson and Mary Branstetter Richardson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Barbour Richardson; two brothers, Paul and Ivan Richardson; and his sister, Mildred Froedge.
With his family, Brents owned and operated Eighty Eight General Store and Merchandise at Eighty Eight. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the 3rd Armor Division U.S. Army where he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, five Bronze Stars for battles across Europe and the Knight of the Legion of Honor Medal by France. He served as a director with the Bank of Summer Shade and was a member of Beech Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by a brother, Robert Richardson and wife Nina, of Glasgow; nieces and nephews, Mary Ann Simmons (Rollin), of Glasgow, Donnie Sue Bacon (Joe Donald), of Eighty Eight, Bobby Richardson (Elaine), of Glasgow, Dan Richardson (Tina), of Munfordville, and Linda Froedge Glass (Cecil), of Glasgow; two brothers-in-law, Omar Barbour (Betty) and Robert Barbour (Loretta), both of Glasgow; and three sisters-in-law, Valeria Anderson, of Caneyville, Opal Bowles (George), of Clarksville, Ind., and Louise Forsythe, of Morgantown.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Refuge Cemetery at Eighty Eight. Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mary Christine Vance
GLASGOW – Mary Christine Vance, 88, of Glasgow, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at NHC Healthcare Facility in Glasgow.
She was born in Barren County, the daughter of the late James Carroll Rush and Lovie Mae Archer Rush.
Mrs. Vance worked for many years at Handmacher clothing factory and later retired as a machine operator for Sorensen’s in Glasgow. She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Price and Sharron DeWeese, both of Glasgow; one son, Don Vance and wife Rita, of Glasgow; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Darrell Vance; five brothers; and six sisters.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 6, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Rush Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
GLASGOW — Virgil Harrison Chapman Jr. 81, of Glasgow, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Hospice House of Southern KY in Bowling Green. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Saturday at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with cremation to follow. In addition to flowers, family request donations be made be to the Hospice House of Southern KY, 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green KY 42104.
EDMONTON — Wanda Jean (Deanie) Kirgan, 72, of Edmonton, died Oct. 2, 2013, in North Vernon, Ind. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens.
GLASGOW — Janice Emberton Schrader, 59, formerly of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Greenville, S.C. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.