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ONLINE EDITION                      OBITUARIES-January 14, 2000                          2000
Pauline Birge
Clyde Butler
Dezzie Carlock
Marie Combs
George W. Daniels
Albert "Buster" Dodson
Bernice E. Gray
Alrick "Rick" Hammer
Arthur Dean McCoy
Gracie Meador
Maude Moore
Ricky Myrse Shaw
Ada Tracy
William Ronald Walden
Gladys Wood

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Clyde T. Butler, 75, of 3321 County House Rd., Tompkinsville, died Jan. 3, 2000, in Tompkinsville. He was a farmer and veteran of World War II. Born in Monroe County on April 28, 1924, he was a son of the late William Huston and Iva (Lyon) Butler, and the husband of the late Geneva (Proffitt) Butler. They were married Oct. 20, 1949. Survivors include two sons, David and Darrell Butler, both of Tompkinsville; two daughters, Naomi Jordan, Fountain Run, and Nelda Biggerstaff, Tompkinsville; three brothers — Bethel Butler of South Dakota; Cecil Butler, Hardinsburg; and Bert Butler, Tompkinsville; two sisters, Flora Nell Gettings, Tompkinsville, and Ruby Collison of California; six grandchildren — Nanette Sanders; Jeremy Jordan; Brittainy, Paige and David Huston Butler; and Ashley Biggerstaff; and three great-grandchildren, Jessica Simmons, Mikayla Sanders and Natalie Harvey. A grandson, Jeff Jordan, and two brothers, Josh and Sam Butler, all preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 5, at the Yokley-Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Bruce Butler and Bro. Rondell Lyons officiating. Burial was at the Poplar Log Cemetery where graveside military services were performed. Serving as pallbearers were: Rex Turner, Reggie Spear, Alonzo Ford, Delbert Sheffield, Carl Bledsoe, and Jimmy Craig. Honorary pallbearers: Billy Joe Matthews, Gary Williams, Clifton Hollinsworth, R.H. Geralds, Reed McWherter, Gene Rowland Hagan, Dewey Barnes, Eugene Humes, Bobby Russell, Rex Deckard, Carlos Crowe, Cletus Geralds, Richard Turner, Hughie Barnes, and George Masters.
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Maude Moore, 88, Magnolia St., Tompkinsville, died Jan. 4, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. Born in Monroe County on Sept. 21, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Brownlow and Hester (Yokley) Bryant. She was first married to James Floyd Walden, and following his death, married Ralph Moore, also now deceased.
Survivors include a son, James T. Walden, Tompkinsville; two daughters, Betty England, Tompkinsville, and Carolyn Brown, Elizabethtown; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Four brothers, Barlow, Oscar, Claude and Roger Bryant, and two sisters, Minnie Grinestaff and Ruby Wood, all preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6, at the Yokley-Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Gary Emberton officiating. Burial was in the Yokley Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Larry England, Dale Bryant, Tommy Froedge, Joey Brown, Clark Cropper and Clydie Dodson.
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Alrick “Rick” Hammer, 87, of 106 Grinstead Court, Glasgow, died Jan. 4, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. He was a sawmill worker and farmer, a member of the South Green Street Church of Christ and a veteran of World War II. Born in Monroe County on Jan. 1, 1913, he was a son of the late Aubra and Alice (Coulter) Hammer, and the husband of the late Eloise Hammer.
Survivors include four sisters — Allene Hammer, Los Angeles, Calif.; Amy Voyles, Bowling Green; Avo Dahlin, Palm Springs, Calif.; and Algerine Proffitt, Tompkinsville; and a sister-in-law, Cletra Hammer, Tompkinsville. Two brothers, Alden and Albert Hammer, and one sister, Alma Miller, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 6, at the Yokley-Trible Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, with Bro. Gerald Watt officiating. Burial was at the Summer Shade Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Butch McChesney, Terry Proffitt, and David, Timmy, Harold and Ricky Hammer.
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Bernice E. Gray, 86, Roachdale, Ind., died Nov. 5, 1999, at the Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville, Ind. Born in Tompkinsville on Aug. 2, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Herschel and Lora (High) England, and the wife Ocie R. Gray, who died in 1987. They were married in 1931. Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Jones, Roachdale, and Norma Smith, Danville; a son, Jay Gray, Martinsville, Ind.; two brothers, Reid England, Peoria, Ill., and Tim England, Louisville; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Nov. 8, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in North Salem, Ind., with Pastor Richard Williams officiating. Burial was at the Roachdale Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Weaver and Randolph Funeral Home in Danville. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Ricky Myrse Shaw, 40, Green Hills, Tompkinsville, died Jan. 6, 2000, at his residence. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Born in Monroe County on Aug. 12, 1959, he was the son of Luard and Racheal (Johnson) Shaw, Tompkinsville. Other than his parents, survivors include a son, Gabriel Shaw, and a daughter, Amanda Shaw, both of Tompkinsville; and a sister, Lisa Stephens, Bowling Green. Funeral services were held on Jan. 9, at the Yokley Funeral Home Chapel in Tompkinsville, with James Parker officiating. Burial was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Adam Wood, Greg Shaw, Tony Harper, Clifford Stephens, Michael Page, and Ricky and Michael Turner. Honorary pallbearers were: Bobby Jackson, Jeff Dickens, Johnny York and J.J. Grice.
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Sally Pauline Birge, 89, of 900 Centennial Dr., East Peoria, Ill., died Jan. 4, 2000, at the Rosewood Healthcare Center in East Peoria.
She had been an employee of the Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, working in housekeeping, and was a member of the Church of Christ in Washington, Ill .Born in Tompkinsville on April 13, 1910, she was a daughter of the late William T. and Florida D. (Emert) Bryant, and the wife of William Clayton Birge, who died May 28, 1972. They were married in Tompkinsville on Jan. 12, 1927. Survivors include a son, Willard L. Birge, E. Moline, Ill.; four step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 10, at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, with Don Potts and Gary Halcomb officiating. Burial was at the Fon Du Lac Cemetery in East Peoria.
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Gladys Wood, 90, Fountain Run, died Jan. 6, 2000, at the Monroe County Medical Center. She was a member of the Tracy Methodist Church. Born in Allen County on Feb. 12, 1909, she was a daughter of the late Avery and Callie (Hagan) Chism, and the wife of Orene Wood, who died July 22, 1995. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wallace and Marie Hatler, Fountain Run.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 8, at Hughes Funeral Home in Fountain Run, with Bro. Neal Jefferys and Dale Hanson officiating. Burial was in the Fountain Run Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Eugene Wood, Jr. Harwood, Dumas Chism, Joe Cornwell, and Eddie, Nathan and Jeremy Jones.
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Arthur Dean McCoy, 35, Scottsville, died Jan. 5, 2000, at his home.
He was a native of Simpson County, and the son of Corinne (Stewart) McCoy, Lewisburg, and the late Joseph Franklin McCoy.
Other than his mother, survivors include a son, Joseph McCoy; two daughters, Christina and Mary Sue McCoy; three sisters, Mary Helen Lucas and Rebecca Jewell Lucas, both of Franklin; Wilma Corinne McCoy, Bowling Green; four brothers — A.J. McCoy, Woodburn; Coy Ray McCoy and Lee Bradbury McCoy, both of Franklin; and Johnny Joe McCoy, Louisville; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Estelle Houchens, preceded him in death. Private memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 8, at Sadlers Chapel Cemetery in Macon County, Tenn., with Bro. Steve Curtis officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Goad Funeral Home, Scottsville.
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Marie Combs, 87, Glasgow, died Jan. 7, 2000, at the Glasgow Health and Rehab Center. She was a member of the Grider Memorial Baptist Church. Born in Monroe County, she was a daughter of the late Gilmore and Mary Ann (Payne) Welch, and the wife of the late Kermit Combs. Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law — Marvin and Linda Combs, Lawrence and Barbara Combs, and Harlan Combs, all of Glasgow; and Roger and Mary Jane Combs, St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Eva M. and Kenneth Davis, Bowling Green, and Sue and Richard Tinsley, Glasgow; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A son, Eugene Combs, and a grandson, Anthony Todd Combs, both preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 10, at the Grider Memorial Baptist Church. Burial was at the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were under the direction of A.F. Crow and Sons Funeral Home in Glasgow.
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Gracie Meador, 80, of 606 Days Rd., Lafayette, Tenn., died Jan. 8, 2000, at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette. She was a retired seamstress at Formfit Rogers Corp. in Lafayette and a member of the Long Fork Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Macon County, she was a daughter of the late William Carrol and Annie Angiline (Chaffine) Green, and the wife of Henry Paul Meador, who died July 15, 1999. They were married Dec. 21, 1935. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Launa and Bobby Sircy and JoAnn and Miles King; a sister, Lillie Swindle; two grandchildren, Stacy Gregory and Kyle Sircy, and a great-grandson, Chase Gregory — all of Lafayette. A sister, Roberta Dyer, and a brother, Denvilla Green, both preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 10, at the Phillip Anderson and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, with Elder Bruce Dawson and Ron Roberson officiating. Burial was at the Anderson and Son Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers were: Dwight and Larry Dyer, David Barber, Ronald Swindle, Jerry Polston, and Lanny Cluck.
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Ada Tracy, 89, Fountain Run, died Jan. 5, 2000, at the NHC in Glasgow. She was a member of the Fountain Run Old Baptist Church. Born in Barren County on Feb. 10, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Ina (McIntyre) Hagan, and the wife of William “Bill” Tracy, who died Sept. 25, 1990. Survivors include a son, Billie Parker Tracy, his wife, Mary Sue Tracy, Fountain Run; two sisters, Mossie Celsor, Holland, and Millie Goad, Birmingham, Ala.; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Mark and Rhonda Tracy, Fountain Run; and two great-granddaughters, Melissa and Markayla Tracy. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 7, at the Hughes Funeral Home in Fountain Run, with Bro. Tim Eaton officiating. Burial was at the Fountain Run Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: John Hugh, Richard and Dale Hagan, Marshal Celsor, Eugene Wood and Eugene Johnson.
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William Ronald Walden, 65, Greencastle, Ind., formerly of Monroe County, died Jan. 3, 2000, at the Community Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. He was a line worker and welder for Bryants/United Technology Heating and Air Cooling for 27 years, retiring in 1994. He also was a member and served as pastor of the Youngs Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Forest, Ill., on April 24, 1934, he was a son of the late Tom and Nova (Birch) Walden, and the husband of Barbara Jean (Spear) Walden, who survives. She is a native of Monroe County. Other than his wife, survivors include two daughters, Teresa Davis, Radcliffe, and Rhonda Jean Deon, Goshen, Ind.; seven brothers — Malcolm Walden, Greenwood, Ind.; John Walden, Celina, Tenn.; Don Walden, Gamaliel; Billy and Danny Walden, both of Greenfield, Ind.; David Walden, Wilkinson, Ind.; and Bobby Walden, New Palestine, Ind.; three sisters — Lena Miller, Indianapolis; and O’Neal Kerr and Wanda Wade, both of Greenfield; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 6, at the Freedom #2 Cemetery, with Bro. Paul Rouse officiating. Serving as pallbearers were: Mike and Tony Muir, Gary and Henry Davis, Eddie Smith, and Frank Deon. Local arrangements were under the direction of Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.
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Albert Leonard “Buster” Dodson, 75, Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Monroe County, died Jan. 4, 2000, at his home. He had been a warehouse worker for Allied Grocery, retiring after 20 years with the company. Born in Monroe County on Aug. 7, 1924, he was a son of the late Frank and Clara (Sharp) Dodson. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Tricia Dodson, Tompkinsville; three daughters and a son-in-law — Alene and Brad Mitchell, Land O’Lakes, Fla.; and Linda Van Meter and Connie Terzak, both of Cape Coral, Fla.; his companion, Phyllis Jones, Indianapolis; a brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Linda Dodson, Tompkinsville; three sisters and a brother-in-law — Bonzie and Charles Boyles, Kettle; Minnie Nagle, Lafayette, Ind.; and Ruby Crawford, Indianapolis; four grandchildren and a grand-daughter-in-law — Michael and Wendy Dodson, Candice Terzak and Paige Terzak, all of Cape Coral, and Samuel Cade Dodson, Burkesville; and four great-grandchildren, Christopher and Michael Anthony Dodson, and Brandon and Briana Fox, all of Cape Coral. He was preceded in death by a brother, Reed Dodson. Funeral services were held at the Strode Funeral Home at 1 p.m. on Jan. 7, with Bro. Randall McPherson officiating. Burial was at the Jones Cemetery in the Turkey Neck Bend community. Serving as pallbearers were Brad Mitchell, A.J. Cain, Lloyd Smith, Chris Walden, Rex Crawford and Cade Dodson.
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George W. Daniels, 83, of 617 Lynwood Rd., Watertown, Tenn., died Jan. 8, 2000, at the University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn. He was a retired farmer and member of the Church of Christ.
Born in Celina, Tenn. on March 16, 1916, he was a son of the late Joe M. and Sara Lou Daniels. Survivors include two brothers, Cordell Daniels, Gainesboro, Tenn., and Clifford Daniels, Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Roy, John and Carvel Daniels, and two sisters, Mary and Fannie Daniels, all preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 11, at the Upton Funeral Home in Celina, with Bill Threet officiating. Burial was at the Williams Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Cris Sherfield, Eddie Sisco, Kenneth Estep, and Floyd, Lonnie and Lloyd Daniels.
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Dezzie Carlock, 97, Glasgow, died Jan. 5, 2000, at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was a member of the Siloam Baptist Church. Born in Monroe County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Nannie (Polland) Norman, and the wife of the late Thomas C. Carlock. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. A son, Willie Frank Carlock, preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 7, at the A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home in Glasgow. Burial was at the Old Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Monroe County.
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