Thanks to some genealogical kindness from the Barren County, Kentucky list on Ancestry, I now have a transcription for the obituary of my 2nd-great-grandfather Charlie Read:
Glasgow Republican newspaper, 14 December 1916
long and painful illness of bone tuberculosis, Mr. Charley Read died
last Wednesday night, at the age of forty years. He had been in the
butcher business here all his life and was regarded as an honorable and
safe business man, and was highly valued as a citizen. He leaves his
wife and ten children, Messrs. Alvin, Lawrence, Stanley, Herbert, Carl
and Misses Maymie, Ruth, Lillian and Pearl Read, all living with their
mother. His father, Mr. Dudley Read, was a butcher here for more than
half a century and died only a few months ago. The mother, Mrs. Dudley
Read, died only recently. One brother, Mr. A. S. Read, died a month or
so ago. Three brothers survive, all prominent citizens of town. They are
Messrs. B. B., Eugene and Enoch Read. Mr. Read was a member of the
Presbyterian church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. S.
Ewald, after which the remains were interred beside those of his
brother, on the A. S. Read homestead at Dugantown.