James O. Brown
GLASGOW — James O. Brown, 90, of Glasgow, died Saturday, June 23, 2012, at NHC Healthcare Facility in Glasgow.
Born in Glasgow, he was the son of the late Patty Orion “P. O.” Brown and Mary Jane Walbert Brown and husband of the late Maxie Ruth Deweese Brown.
Mr. Brown was a member of First United Methodist Church in Glasgow since 2002 and formerly a member Buechel United Methodist Church in Louisville for 41 years. He was also a watch repairman in Louisville for more than 30 years.
Mr. Brown was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army Company L of the 331st Infantry Regiment, 83 Division. He was wounded on June 20, 1944, in France during the Normandy Campaign. He was a awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal and in 2010 was recognized by the French Government with the award of the Knight of the Legion of Honor Medal.
Survivors include a brother, Kenneth A. Brown (Joyce), of Glasgow; a sister-in-law, Betsy Brown of Cave City; five nieces, Patricia Bush (Doug), of Glasgow, Leslie Witt (Jim), of Hudson, OH, Mary Lynn Powell (Clinton), of Glasgow, Tracy Harder (Bob), of Bowling Green, and Cindy Gossett (Kim), of Cave City; a nephew, Chaplain Lt. Col. Michael Brown (Karen), of Charleston, SC; several cousins, including Tom Walbert (Brenda), of Glasgow, also survive.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Brown, a sister, Katherine Brown Billingsley and her husband Quentin, a nephew Joey Brown and a great uncle T. J. Samson for whom T. J. Samson Community Hospital was named.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at First United Methodist Church in Glasgow with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Monday at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time for the service at First United Methodist Church.
GLASGOW — Betsy Mildred Huffman, 73, of Glasgow, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at T. J. Samson Community Hospital.
Born in Barren County, she was the daughter of the late Ishmael and Sallie Byrd Edmunds Atkinson and wife of the late Lee Ammon Huffman. Mrs. Huffman was a member of the Beckton Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Charlie Huffman (Faith), of Glasgow; two daughters, Vickie and Debbie Huffman, both of Glasgow; two grandchildren, Jessica Henry and Sarah Wilkerson, both of Glasgow; a brother, Charles “Mike” Atkinson, of Glasgow; a sister, Edith Burgess, of Glasgow; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Willie Pearl Savage
HESTAND — Willie Pearl Reagan Barnes Savage, 71, of Hestand, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville.
She was the daughter of the late Hillary Roy Reagan and Belle Wilburn Reagan.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 25, at Rock Valley Church of Christ in Tompkinsville with burial in Bailey Cemetery in Hestand. Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville is in charge of arrangements.
GLASGOW — Alberta Earle Hanson Lafferty, 85, of Glasgow, died Friday June 22, 2012, in.
Born in Edmonson County in what is now Mammoth Cave National Park, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Earl Hanson and Ethel Elizabeth Cutliff Hanson. She was a member of the Glasgow Baptist Church and was a graduate of Hiseville High School. She attended Bowling Green Business University prior to working at Reynolds Metals in Louisville. Upon her return to Barren County, she was a loving caregiver to her father and later retired from the National Park Concessions at Mammoth Cave National Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Denise “Denny” Riddle (Larry), of Glasgow; a granddaughter, Emily Riddle Brown (Trevor), of Summer Shade; a grandson, Bradley Riddle (special friend Tiffany Davis), of Glasgow; a great-grandson, Hudson Brown; a sister, Doretha Bensenhaver (Charles), of Louisville; a sister-in-law, Laverne McGuire Hanson, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; several much loved cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Hanson and Angie Hanson Gibbons; four brothers Olin, Dick, Leon and Charles Lewis Hanson, and a nephew, Lemuel Olin Hanson.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June26, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Locust Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
EDMONTON — Floyd Leon Jessie, 71, of Edmonton, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.
He was the son of the late Robert Elmore and Annie Lear Wilson Jessie. He was a deacon at Grace Union Baptist Church and a retired school bus driver.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Garmon Jessie, of Edmonton.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation is in progress at the funeral home.