Mary Edna South Porter
CENTER – Mary Edna South Porter, 91, of Center, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at NHC Health Care in Glasgow.
She was the daughter of the late Weeden and Dora Lambirth Beard. She was a homemaker, retired from Handmachers in Glasgow and member of the Center Methodist Church.
She is survived by one son, Joe, and wife Gayle South, of Center; two sisters, Ruth Huffman, of Glasgow and Evelyn Ratay, of Collinsville, Ill.; four grandchildren, Renee Watson, of Bowling Green, Craig South, of Campbellsville, Heather Curry, of Greensburg and Scott South, of Bowling Green; 12 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, Shannon Matthews, of Horse Cave, Stacy Jones, of Elizabethtown, and Sharla Young, of Greensburg; seven step-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Jim South and Frank Porter; one son, Terry South and two brothers, Herbert and Robert Beard.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton, with burial in the Center-Asbury Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
TOMPKINSVILLE – Benny Wood, 58, of Tompkinsville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., as the result of a utility construction accident.
He was born Sept. 26, 1954 in Barren County to the late Druie Ray Wood and Nell Miller Wood. He was a utility construction worker for Twin State Utilities. He was united in marriage to Janice Bartley Wood on March 29, 1974.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Bartley Wood, of Tompkinsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Lindsay Wood, of Tompkinsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Joe Neal Finley, of Mount Hermon; one brother, Adam Wood, of Tompkinsville; one sister, Dana Poland, of Glasgow; five grandchildren and an aunt, Mabel Branstetter, of Glasgow.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Truman Wood; one sister, Bernice Stephens; and a grandchild, Ann Claire Finley.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with burial to follow in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery in Monroe County. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Skaggs Creek Cemetery, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library or the American Cancer Society.