Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

November 27, 2012

Obituaries: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

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Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Rev. Leroy Arnold

GLASGOW – Rev. Leroy Arnold, 72, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the University of Louisville.

Born in Barren County, he was the son of the late Leslie and Vallie Fields Arnold. Rev. Arnold was an employee of Booth Ready Mix and member of the Hillside Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Neal Arnold; one daughter, Joyce Sacrey, of Bowling Green; two grandchildren, John Sacrey, wife Shelia, of Glasgow, and Melissa Sacrey, of Bowling Green; one sister, Betty Stockton, of Indianapolis, Ind., and one half-sister, Geraldine, of Alabama, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Big Meadow Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Paul Blair

HORSE CAVE – Paul Blair, 87, of Horse Cave, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Caverna Memorial Hospital E.R.

He was a native of Letcher County, and retired from Ford Electronics in 1980. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Paul loved the outdoors, woodworking and oil painting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Blair and Arminta Adams Blair; a son, Terry Blair, three brothers, Vernon, Ival and Doug Blair, and a sister, Esteva Blair.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia Blair, of Horse Cave; three children, Tim Blair and his wife America, of Connersville Ind., Bob Blair and his wife Lorena, of Brookville Ind., and Cheryl Cavins and her husband Larry, of Brookville Ind., eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, three brothers, Wayne, Bruce and Byrel Blair and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

William ‘Bill’ Flatt

RUSSELL SPRINGS – William “Bill” Flatt, 89, of South Ky. 127, Russell Springs, died Sunday at Oaklawn Health and Rehab Center in Louisville.

He was born March 27, 1923, in Russell County, to the late James Joshua and Louetta Piercy Flatt. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II and a member of the Russell Springs United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Rose Sullivan Flatt; two sisters, Orpha Antle, and Susie Morrow and two brothers, Pascal Flatt, and Troy Flatt.

He is survived by two children, Terry (Pam) Flatt, of Glasgow, and Lou Edda (Kerry) Smith, of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Sonny (Christy) Flatt, Cissy (Michael) Shoffner, Anga (James) Brown, Joe (Tamara) Smith; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral service for William “Bill” Flatt will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel in Russell Springs, with Rev. Jim Kingry and Rev. Dennis Price officiating. Burial will follow in Russell County Memorial Gardens. Visitation at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The family requests memorials to Russell Springs United Methodist Church building fund.

Reggie Lee Frazier

GLASGOW – Reggie Lee Frazier, 78, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at his residence, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

A native of Monroe County, he was a son of the late Lenzie G. and Nola J. Copas Frazier. He was a retired employee of Sharp Bedding and a member of the Mount Tabor Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jean; two daughters, Shirley Bulle (Jimmy) and Debbie Jessie (Ricky), all of Glasgow; three grandchildren, Brian Adwell (Leslie), Holly Martin (Eric), and Terra Jessie; four great-grandchildren, Anzley, Bryson, Jerrick and River; three brothers, Earl “Buddy” Frazier, of Glasgow, Ernest and Oscar Frazier, of Columbus, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mag Shelton, Ann Jobe, Ruby Perry and Leatha White; four brothers, Paul, Cecil, Sam and William “Rowdy” Frazier.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home, with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

James Daniel ‘Boone’ Houchens

GLASGOW – James Daniel “Boone” Houchens, 40, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at his home, after a sudden illness.

He was born in Glasgow, the son of the late James Clifton Houchens and Alma Jean Gassaway Moss. Boone was a truck driver for Eugene Houchens Trucking and a farmer.

He is survived by his sister, Sandy Houchens, of Glasgow; a niece and nephew, Jessica Sturgeon and Lucas Carey, both of Cave City; and three great-nieces and nephews, Katelyn, Jake Allen and Braylie Rae Sturgeon.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, “Tiny” Tim Houchens.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Samuel F. Hunter Jr.

SAINT JOHNS, Fla. – Samuel F. Hunter Jr., 63, of Saint Johns, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at his home. A native of Cumberland County, Hunter was born June 23, 1949, to Samuel F. Hunter (deceased) and Dorothy Spear Hunter. He was a graduate of Bowling Green High School and Western Kentucky University.

He served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970 in Manheim, Germany. He returned to Bowling Green after military service, attended college and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired from CSX Transportation (formerly L&N Railroad) in 2011, after having worked with the company since 1974, managing customer service operations in three locations: Bowling Green, Lavergne, Tenn., and Jacksonville, Fla.

Hunter was an avid outdoorsman and expert marksman. He enjoyed traditional archery, hunting, hiking, camping, fishing, muzzle loading, U.S. and world history, reading and telling stories. He was most himself in the woods and could always find his way home without getting panicky. Quoting Daniel Boone, Hunter said, “I got a might turned around a time or two, but I never got lost.”

He was a member of First Christian Church, Jacksonville, Fla., and Western Kentucky University Veterans on Campus, a life member of the National Rifle Association, traditional Bow Hunters of Florida, North Florida Archers, Stump Bluff Militia and Possum Branch Backwoodsmen, and the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Amy Pace Hunter, St. Johns, Fla.; three children, Maj. Samuel F. Hunter III, USAR and his wife, Angela Hunter, of Glasgow, Sarah Hunter-Smith, and her husband, Denny Smith, of Atlanta, Ga., and Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel L. Hunter, USN and his wife, Adriana Hunter, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; five grandchildren, Samuel F. Hunter IV, Glasgow, Turner Jackson and Kathlyn Samantha Ruth Smith, Atlanta, Ga., and Noah Robert and Jonah Elijah Hunter, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; his mother, Dorothy Spear Hunter and his sister, Melody Kitchens, both of Bowling Green, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Ballou and Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main St., Burkesville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Marrowbone. In lieu of flowers, if you prefer, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Cancer Society.

Kenneitha Jeanee London

BOWLING GREEN – Kenneitha Jeanee London, 30, of Bowling Green, passed away Nov. 24, 2012, in Bowling Green. She was a Warren County native. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Gerren London.

She is survived by her mother, Ruby Jean London, of Smiths Grove and her companion of six years, Michael Graves, of Bowling Green.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012, in the Chapel of Winn Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Hiseville Cemetery.

Visitation at Winn Funeral Home from 2 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and after 8 a.m. until funeral time on Wednesday.

Ruth Elizabeth Piercy Rigsby, 92, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Barren County Health Care. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.