Area Obituaries

KENNETH (KENNY) EDWIN STRODE

FOUNTAIN RUN – Kenneth (Kenny) Edwin Strode, age 70, passed away May 3, 2021, at his home. He was born September 18, 1950, in Tompkinsville, KY to the late James Edwin and Della Frances Hurt Strode. He was the owner/operator of his own trucking company. Kenny is survived by his wife, Sylvia Fuller Strode: one…

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KATHY LYNN FANCHER SLINKER

SAVOYARD – Kathy Lynn Fancher Slinker, 56, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the UK Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. She was born November 9, 1964, in Glasgow and was the daughter of Donnie Lee Fancher and Janus Carol Trowbridge Fancher of Center. Kathy had a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was an…

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DONALD KEITH “DON” YOUNG

EDMONTON – Donald Keith “Don” Young, 84, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. Don was born February 20, 1937, in Metcalfe County the son of the late Euna and Neelia Froedge Young.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Don retired from…

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RUTH E. HODGES EDWARDS FERGUSON

EDMONTON – Ruth Elizabeth Hodges Edwards Fergerson, 84, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Metcalfe Health Care Center. Born November 14, 1936, in Summer Shade, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Elsie Branstetter Hodges. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hickory College Church of Christ. Survivors include daughters,…

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Cindy Lea Spicer

BOWLING GREEN – Cindy Lea Spicer, 61, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, in Bowling Green after a brief illness. Born in Vermilion, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Spicer, Sr. and Carol Spicer of Edmonton who survives. Besides her mother she is survived by one a brother, Edward Alan Spicer…

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Glasgow mourns City Clerk

Glasgow native and beloved resident Tommie Birge passed away last Wednesday, March 31, 2021, following a battle with COVID. She was 71.   Birge, who was the daughter of the late Tommy and Sarah Hunt St. Charles, was well known in the community and recognized by her broad smile and jovial disposition.   Tommie was…

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May Dell Cummins Whitlow

RANDOLPH – May Dell Cummins Whitlow, age 84, passed away March 23, 2021, in her home with family. May Dell was the sixth child born to the late Morad Cecil and Grace Ellen Strode Cummins of the Randolph community. May Dell married her childhood sweetheart, Philip Curtis Whitlow, to whom she was a devoted wife…

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GENOLA SEXTON

EDMONTON – Genola Sexton, 87, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green after a brief illness. Genola was born February 28, 1934, in Metcalfe County to the late John and Kizzie Jessee Gilpin. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman; a son-in-law, Joe Pedigo;…

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CORA GELENE THOMAS SMITH

GLASGOW – Cora Gelene Thomas Smith, age 88, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021, with her family present at her niece’s home. Born May 14, 1932, in Burkesville, KY, she was a daughter of the late Sellie Bryant and Etta Mae Hurt Thomas, and the widow of Billy Smith. She was a housewife and caregiver…

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GLENDA KAY McCOY GEARLDS

TOMPKINSVILLE – Glenda Kay McCoy Gearlds, 69, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021, at The Medical Center. Born February 12, 1952, in Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Pernie Kingrey McCoy. On August 28, 1972, she married Jackie Ben Gearlds, who survives. Kay worked for Drs. Ross and Birge for…

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