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Obituary: Ernest Glenn Black, Columbus

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Ernest Glenn Black, 73, of Columbus, passed from this life at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Black retired from the Indiana State Highway Department. He attended Calvary Community Fellowship of the Nazarene and he enjoyed hunting, raising rabbits and listening to George Jones music.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Shane Rocker officiating. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to Mr. Black's family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in Liberty, Kentucky, May 10, 1939, Mr. Black was the son of Willie and Sophia Tarter Black.

Survivors include brothers, Earl Black of Danville, KY, Ralph Black of Edinburgh, and Lewis Black of Bargersville; six stepchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; 28 stepgreat-grandchildren; his companion of 26 years, Naomi Ruth West of Columbus; and Naomi's five children, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Black was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Opal G. Anderson Black, his daughter, Elizabeth "Pumpkin" Richmond; a brother, Carl Black; and his sister, Elizabeth.


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