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OBITS

JANET RAINWATER

Janet Yevone Rainwater, age 80, of Nancy, KY, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022 at her residence.

 

Janet was born on March 25, 1941 in Cains Store, KY to the late Oscar Campbell and Viva Latrieve Compton Campbell.  She was a member of Jenny’s Chapel Methodist Church.

 

She is survived by her son-in-law, James Brummett of Nancy; three grandchildren, Jessica Yevone Ray Sutton, Jacob Campbell Brummett and Josie Mae Brummett; three step grandchildren, Brandon Brummett, Jared Brummett and Jadyn Brummett; and three great grandchildren, Caden Brummett, Bentley Brummett and Ashur Brummett.

 

Along with her parents, Oscar (and Latrieve) Campbell, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jina Rainwater Brummett.

 

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

Her funeral service will follow on Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Tyler Ford officiating. 

 

Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Jimmy Brummett, Tyler Sutton, David Ray, Jake Kramp, Jacob Brummett and Wayne Curry. 

 

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

 

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Janet Rainwater.

FLORINE ALEXANDER

Florine Alexander, 86, passed away January 12, 2022 in Somerset, Kentucky. She was born April 3, 1935 in Sloan's Valley, Kentucky to John and Vervin (Baker) Hill.

 

Flo was a loving soul and caregiver to many throughout her life. She baby-sat for many years and later was a caregiver to the elderly. She was widowed at a young age and was an incredible single parent always finding a way to make ends meet. She loved her grandchildren with all of her heart and made many happy memories with them. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading , classic country and gospel music, cooking, going to church and helping others. She was of the Baptist faith.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Calvin Alexander, parents Vervin and John Hill, brothers Mitchell Hill, Eugene Hill and Willis Hill, and her sister Maxine Fite .

 

She is survived by her daughter Lisa and Forrest Mark Dunlap, grandchildren Kelsea and Ian Dunlap, sister in law Mary Hill, and nieces Kathy New , Carolyn New and Misty New.

 

Services for Florine Alexander will be held at Pulaski Funeral Home on January 17, 2022. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM. to 1:00 PM. a funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM.

Burial will follow in Lakeside memorial Gardens in Somerset, Kentucky.

 

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

WILLIAM DAVIS

William Wesley Davis, age 94, of Cleveland, TN passed away peacefully on Monday, January 10th.

 

He is survived by his two sons, James H. (and Michelle) Davis of Cleveland, TN and Gerald E. (and Mary) Davis of Cumming, GA; three grandsons, James C. (and Mary) Davis, Jeffery S. Davis, and Patrick W. Davis; one granddaughter, Kaitlyn M. Davis; three great-granddaughters, Jordan M. (and Nathan) Seebohm, Hailey A. Davis, and Morgan Davis; one great-grandson, Lincoln William Davis; one great great-grandson, Bryson P. Seebohm; and niece, Staci Paff.

 

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Herman F. and Dossie A. Davis; his loving wife of 74 years, Luellen M. Davis; grandson, Brian Matthew Walker; and niece, Jean Breitung.

 

William “Bill” is a veteran of World War II and was devoted to his country. Bill was a member of 242nd Infantry Regiment in the United States Army. He was called to service in 1944 making up the 42nd Infantry Division, also known as the “Rainbow” division, and stationed in Austria, Belgium, and France. After his duty in the United States Army, William went on to drive for Greyhound Bus Lines for 37 years.

 

While residing in Somerset, Kentucky, he was an active member of the Burnside Masonic Lodge #634 and had achieved the level of 32nd degree Mason. His dedication to the Lodge and his Masonic Brothers spanned over 60 years.

 

William was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, and watching wrestling. He never met a dessert he didn’t like.

 

Services for Mr. Davis will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Pulaski Funeral Home.

 

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. with a Masonic service conducted by the Burnside Lodge #634 at 11:00 AM with a funeral service to follow.

 

Burial will follow in the Double Springs cemetery.

 

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family. 

LARRY HAMILTON

Larry Richard Hamilton, 75, of Somerset passed from this life on Friday, January 14, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born on August 29, 1946 in Somerset, Kentucky, son of the late Jack Hamilton and Madeline Goforth Hamilton.  He was a graduate of Pulaski County High School and became a well know self-employed, business owner in the Pulaski County area. His scope of expertise ranged from excavation, logging, land development and farming.  Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working to provide for his family.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was noted for his “quick wittiness”, his jovial personality and keen business sense.  Larry was a kind-hearted, generous and compassionate person who was always willing to help others.  He was a loving, caring and devoted husband, father and grandfather but those characteristics was not only extended to his family but to all those whom he knew or had any dealing with. 

 

He was married on August 19, 1967 to Shirley Eggers at Duke Memorial Baptist Church in Somerset.  They have enjoyed 54 years of marriage together.  Larry was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Woodstock Baptist Church.  He will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him.

 

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister; Debbie Hines.

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife; Shirley Eggers Hamilton of Somerset, and two sons; Steven (Kendra) Hamilton of Somerset  and Ricky (Sarah) Hamilton of Oxford, Mississippi, four grandchildren; Taylor Grace, Graham, Tyler and Ava Marie Hamilton, three sisters; Vicki (Dwight) Dillow, Jackie Smith and Becky Hamilton and a brother; Tim Hamilton. as well as a host of many sisters and brothers-in law, nieces, nephews, and many other beloved relatives and friends.  

 

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2022  and again from 12 noon to 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 20th in the Chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company & Crematory.

 

The Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Daryl Jessie officiating.  Interment will be in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

 

Active Pallbearers will be Brandon Daulton, Dale Barron, Jimmy Nelson, Marty Flynn, Bryan Sanders and Ryan Hines. Honorary Pallbearers will be Graham Hamilton and Tyler Hamilton.

 

You may offer condolences and sign the online register book at www.somersetundertaking.com

 

Somerset Undertaking Company & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Larry Hamilton.

MICHAEL MCDONALD

Michael McDonald, 41, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022.

 

Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com

PHILLIP DILL

Phillip Joseph Dill, 57, of Burkesville, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

 

He was born September 13, 1964 in Columbus, Ohio; son of Jilleta (Bailey) McDonald and the late Willard Joseph Dill. He worked as a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, drag racing, and enjoyed reading the bible. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 

He is survived by his mother; his wife, Jennifer (St. John) Dill; four children, Emily Rose, Rebecca Hope, Charles Eugene, and Aseneth Diane; two sisters, Alisha and Margaret Dill; and three grandchildren, Ezekial Joseph, Joshua Dominic, and Veronica Rose.

 

He is preceded in death by his father and two children, Joseph Dominic and Ezekial Abel.

 

Private Services will be held.

 

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

GARY MOFIELD

Gary "Duke" Mofield, 69, of Science Hill passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born January 2, 1953 in King Bee, Kentucky; son of the late Maggie Mae Mofield. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was of the Baptist faith.

 

He is survived by two step-sons, Larry Bridges of Lake City, FL & John Osbourne of Eubank; a step-daughter, Holly Osbourne of Austin, TX; two brothers, Elza Dick of Eubank and Bill Mofield of London; a sister, Sarah Jane Elliott; and thirteen step-grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by his mother; his wife, Carol A. (Miller) Mofield; two brothers, Sonny Dick & Bobby Mofield; a sister, Judy Dick; and a step son, Edward Bridges.

 

A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the Lizard Lope Cemetery.

 

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

MELVIN HOSECLAW

Melvin Hoseclaw, 78, of Science Hill, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born May 11, 1943 in Eubank; son of the late Allen & Lema (Blevins) Hoseclaw. He worked as a farmer and was a member of Bethelridge United Methodist Church. He was dearly loved by his family and friends.

 

He is survived by two sons, Kevin & (Merita) Hoseclaw of Jasper, Georgia and Tyler & (Brandi) Hoseclaw of Science Hill; a daughter, Melanie & (Eric) Carver of Bluffton, South Carolina; a sister, Mae Godsey of Eubank; six grandchildren, Kade, Ella, & Bailee Hoseclaw, Liam Nichols, Justin & (Carina) Haste and Mariah Haste & (Caleb Adams); and two great-grandchildren, Aziah Haste and Carter Haste-Adams.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara Ann (Combs) Hoseclaw; and four brothers, Marshall, Maynard, Marvin, & Roger Holtzclaw.

 

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. David Green officiating.

 

Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, January 14, 2022 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

CLARENCE LIMING

Clarence Allen "Bud" Liming, age 83 of Liberty, KY passed away on Friday January 14th, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born August 24th, 1938, in Blaine, KY, a son of the late John Delbert and Martha Edwards Liming.

 

Clarence was a former heavy equipment operator for the Kentucky State Highway Department and was in the Army Reserves.

 

Survivors include: His Significant Other Norma Oliver whom he was with for 38 years, Two Sons: Mark Liming and Steve Mitchell Liming both of Blaine, KY One Stepdaughter: Ronda Oliver of Liberty, Three Grandchildren, One Step Grandson, Two Great Grandchildren and One Sister: Rose Margaret Liming of Louisa, KY.

 

Visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. Thursday January 20th, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday January 21st, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Mahlon Martin officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Liming Family Cemetery.

JANICE WILSON

Janice “Gayle” Wilson, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Casey County Hospital. She was 77.

 

Born on November 6, 1944, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Alec Corbit and Eula Coien Lee Fletcher. Gayle was a beautician and a seamstress. She formerly owned Wilson’s Wholesale Bait. She loved her dog, Molly. Gayle was a member of Creston Missionary Baptist Church.

 

She is survived by a son, Marcus Gene White of Liberty; a daughter, Faith White Crew of Liberty; three grandchildren, Hailey White, Christopher (Stacia) Atwood, and Dallas Chadwell; a brother, Charlie Cifus (Jean) Fletcher of Liberty; and seven great-grandchildren, Alexis Crew, Blake Crew, Myles Luttrell, Forrest Luttrell, Jaylee Atwood, Colton Atwood, and Carson Atwood.

 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James B. “Jim” Wilson; a brother, Johnny Earl Fletcher; two sisters, Hazel Phillips and Elizabeth Hamm; a grandson, Justin Atwood; and her best friend, Elizabeth Grider.

 

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Crew officiating. Burial will follow in Whited Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, January 17, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Arrangement are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

RON VENEMA

Ron Venema, of Dunnville, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022, in Liberty, Kentucky. He was 82.

 

Born on July 2, 1939, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was a son of the late Richard C. and Sarah May Flanders Venema. Ron was a retired farmer and graphic artist. He was a member and a deacon of Thomas Ridge Church.

 

He is survived by his wife, Janice Rose Zwart Venema; a son, Richard C. Venema of Grand Rapids, Michigan; a daughter, Kristen M. (Paul) Jager of Greenville, Michigan; three step-grandchildren, Amy (Jose) Mondragon, Jim Savage, and Robert “Bob” (Han) Savage, all of Michigan; four grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.

 

A Celebration of Life service will be held for Mr. Venema at a later date.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

RUTH MURPHY

Ruth Noel Murphy, of Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at The Willows at Fritz Farm. She was 79.

 

Born on September 16, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Felbert Ray and Pearl Gabeheart Noel. Ruth was a homemaker. She was formerly a member of Noel’s Chapel First Church of God and a current member of Pinckard Baptist Church in Versailles.

 

She is survived by her husband, Howard Shelton Murphy, who she wed on August 13, 1961; a son, Vaughn (Kristen) Murphy of Frankfort; a daughter, Lauran Murphy of Alexandria, VA; five grandchildren, Lydia Williams, Gwenneth Douglas, Paul Murphy, Chloe Murphy, and Meredith Murphy. Other survivors include a sister, Martha (Shearl) Murphy of Liberty; and a brother, Edward Noel.

 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters.

 

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Noel’s Chapel Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Pallbearers will be Scott Harne, Kevin Cox, Jim Murphy, Alan Thomas, Paul Murphy, and Harold Thomas.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

ELLIANA MOREHEAD

Elliana Marie Morehead, infant daughter of Zachary Coulter and Alicia Vannest Morehead, of Liberty, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at her home.

 

She was born on October 25, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky.

 

Elliana was loved and survived by her parents, two sisters, Mercedes Morehead and Mika Morehead; maternal grandmother, Letisha (Larry) Wells; maternal grandfather, David (Tiffany) Vannest; maternal great-grandmother, Gail (Tom Kaye) Vannest; and maternal great-grandfather, Ron (Maurine) Vannest.

 

She is predeceased by paternal grandmother, Lisa Morehead; and paternal grandfather, Gary Morehead.

 

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Derick Terry officiating.

 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Arrangements for Miss Elliana Marie Morehead are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

RAY STRINGER

Ray Stringer, 87, of Somerset passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

Services will be held at Pulaski Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 1:00 PM, with a funeral service to begin at 1:00 PM. 

 

Burial will follow at Lakeside Memorial Gardens. 

 

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

 

EDDIE OWENS

Eddie Guthrie Owens, born September 19, 1939 in Albany, KY, passed away December 24, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

 

He was a retired Member Services Advisor and Safety Manager for South KY RECC, serving the five county region for over 37 years. Prior to joining SKRECC, he worked as a school teacher for the Clinton County school system.


Eddie worked hard to give back to the community over his life as a member of the Jaycees; member and officer of the Kiwanis Club; board member of the Lake Cumberland Improvement Council; member of the Lake Cumberland 4-H Council; and member of the local chapter of the National Safety Council. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 634 in Burnside, KY.

 

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Linda Witham Owens; a son Douglas (Megumi) Owens; and a grandson Marcus Owens who brought him so much joy in life; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents Earnest E. and Virginia Dickerson Owens; his step-mother Kate Long Owens; his sister Kathryn Owens Brown; and his half-sister Wonnie June Owens.

 

Eddie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Somerset, KY and faithful attendee until his health declined. He was a former member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset, KY for several years. He served as a Sunday School teacher at churches in Albany and Somerset, KY.

 

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Ryan Coffey and Bro. Sam Crawford officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens, Somerset, KY.

 

The family will receive friends after 10:00 AM Thursday until time for services.

 

The family respectfully requests that for the protection of each visitor masks be worn during both the visitation and funeral service.

 

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

MICHAEL WAYMAN

Michael William “Mike” Wayman, 67, of Somerset passed away unexpectedly from this life on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born on February 4, 1954 in Somerset, son of the late Dr. William Wayman and Alice E. Kopenhoefer Wayman.  Michael was a member of the 1972 graduating class of Somerset High School and went on to become a skilled and successful Salesperson and retired roofer.  He enjoyed fishing, reading and was an avid bridge player.  He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

 

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife; Katie Wayman and a son; Timothy Johnson.

 

He is survived by his daughters; Rachael (Chris) Stewart of Frankfort, Kentucky, and Holly (Jeremy)Ratliff of Fenton, Michigan, a son; William “Marty” (Melody) Wayman of Traverse City, Michigan, a sister; Ann (Sam) Byassee of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a friend; Paula Day of Somerset, and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.  

 

In accordance with Mike's wishes, there will be no Funeral or Memorial Services. 

 

In Lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Pulaski County Humane Society, 179 Chris Way, Somerset, Kentucky  42501.

 

You may offer condolences or sign the online register book at www.somersetundertaking.com

JOHN MOORE

John Carl Moore, age 86, retired minister, passed from this life on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at The Neighborhood of Somerset after an extended illness.

 

He was born on February 9, 1935 in the Shopville Community of Pulaski County, Kentucky, son of the late John Raymond Moore and Zella Mize Moore.  John was a 1953 graduate of Somerset High School where he played in the SHS Band (cornett player), and in the UK Band in 1954. After several years as a Kentucky lineman for East Kentucky Rural Electric, John heard God’s call into the ministry. He completed his B.A. in Religion from Clear Creek Bible College and Cumberland College. His first pastorate was serving Northside Baptist Church in Science Hill, followed by several years pastoring Loyall Baptist Church, Loyall, KY. He continued his education, graduating with a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, magna cum laude. John began his ministry in Louisiana as the pastor of First Baptist Church, Avondale, and started a mission in Slidell. He returned to his home state of Kentucky, interim pastoring several churches while teaching at Somerset Community College.

 

John loved the outdoors and was an all-around type of person that enjoyed his hobbies of fishing, hunting, camping, golfing, softball, archery, bowling, and woodcarving.  He was a man of integrity, honesty and generosity, a loving husband, father and friend.  He was married to Wanda Linkes Moore on June 28, 1956 in Somerset, Kentucky. They enjoyed 65 years of life together.  John will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

 

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, James W. Moore and three sisters: Alma Buck, Betty Blevins, Audrey Hines and granddaughter, Ashley Ball.

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Wanda Wayne Linkes Moore of Somerset, three daughters; Paula (Ken) Pitman of Gastonia, North Carolina, Allyson (Richard) Navarro of Lancaster, Kentucky, Rachael Moore of Pensacola, Florida, and grandson, Alexander John Ball, as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.

 

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Grace Baptist Church, 340 Oak Leaf Lane, Somerset.  The Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. Bill Haynes and Rev. Michael West officiating. 

 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer Disease Respite Center, 125 West University Drive, Somerset, Kentucky 42501 where John enjoyed the care, music and creativity of those who serve there every day.  Or you may further support the spread of God’s word through contributions to the Gideon ministry. The family welcomes you to share condolences and sign the online register book at:            www.somersetundertaking.com

 

Somerset Undertaking Company & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements for Rev. John C. Moore.

MILFORD WARREN

Milford Clay Warren, 86, of Science Hill passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

 

He was born March 3, 1935 in King Bee; son of the late Ira & Sarah (Dick) Warren. He worked as a carpenter and farmer.

 

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jada (Hall) Warren; two daughters, Connie & (Dean) Irvine of West Harrison, Indiana and Cathy & (Bobby) Curtis of Richmond, Kentucky; grandchildren, Deana & (David) Hicks, Dwight & (Lisa) Irvine, Klecenda & (Patrick) Fort, and Alison & (Aaron) Boeckel; eleven great-grandchildren; three siblings, Frank Warren, Helen Dick, and Carl & (Elsie) Warren.

 

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; brothers, Adam, Will, Everett, Carlos & Brad Warren; sisters, Mary Wiles, Hazel Mofield, Lou Vennie Adams, Wilmoth Hollars, & Vina Taylor.

 

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Fort officiating.

 

Burial will be in King Bee Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be after 12:00 PM Monday, January 3, 2022 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

CALVIN BUCHANAN

Calvin Edwin Buchanan, 86, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the Creekwood Nursing Facility in Russellville, Kentucky following an extended illness. He was born in Pulaski County on November 7, 1935 to the late Ephraim and Lucy (Claunch) Buchanan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rena Kay (Stallard) Buchanan and his brother and his wife, Ephraim Buchanan, Jr. and Althene (Smith) Buchanan.

 

Mr. Buchanan was a businessman in Somerset, working at B&H Shoes, owning a shoe store of his own, and then selling insurance until his retirement. Calvin was interested in improving education for students and teachers and served on the Pulaski County School Board from 1981-1996. Both he and his wife, Rena Kay, loved all Kentucky Basketball and enjoyed attending local games where he was the scorekeeper for several years. He was friendly and never met a stranger.

 

He will be missed by many friends and relatives including nieces; Debbie & (Hugh) Thompson and Shelia & (John) Blakley; a nephew, Doug & (Kellie) Buchanan; fourteen great-nieces & nephews, Stephanie & (Nick) Barca, Andrea & (Jason) Smith, Ryan & (Dee) Thompson, Amanda & (Eric) Kirk, Andrew & (Rachael) Blakley, Luke & (Katelynn) Buchanan, and Ben & (Katherine) Buchanan; and ten great-great-nieces & nephews, Colin and Victor Barca, Elena and Claire Smith, Quintin and Vivienne Thompson, Hannah and Ethan Kirk, and Caroline and Caleb Blakley. He is also survived by his church family at Lakeside Church of Christ and special friends, Patsy Young and Glenda Haste.

 

Due to COVID concerns, the family will have a private service and Mr. Buchanan will be buried at Science Hill Cemetery.

 

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is overseeing the arrangements.

JERRY JASPER

Jerry Lane Jasper, 64, of Science Hill, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

He was born June 17, 1957 in Somerset; son of Margaret (Irvine) Jasper of Science Hill and the late Elza Jasper. He worked as a truck driver.

 

He is survived by his mother; a brother, Frankie Jasper; and a host of family and friends.

 

He is preceded in death by his father and a special friend, Debbie Martinez.

 

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Hughes officiating.

 

Burial will be in Carter Ridge Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Thursday, December 30, 2021.

 

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

FORD MINK

Ford “Buck” Wayne Mink, age 80, of Somerset, KY passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at his home.

 

Buck was born on July 23, 1941 in Somerset, KY., to the late Milton and Opha Kate Bullock Mink. He was a truck driver for a logging company.

 

He is survived by his wife, Emma Rosie Brown Mink of Somerset; his children, Floyd Wayne “Pete” Mink of Somerset; Betty Jean Mink of Somerset; Bobbie Dean Mink Debord of Bronston and Melisha Gay Mink of Somerset; eight grandchildren, Melinda Mink, Samantha Watson, William Rash, Dakota “Cody” Rash, Felisha Rash, Resha King, John King, and Angel McClure; a host of great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Doyle Bullock and L.C. Brown; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Hislope and Charlene (Jim) Arthur and many other cousins, family, and friends.

 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Kenneth (Vernie) Mink and three sisters, Vern (Steve) Wright, Sopha (Eddy) Rowe and Cuba Bullock.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 31, 2021 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

His funeral service will follow on Friday at 3:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Bradley Goforth and Bro. Kevin Bullock officiating. Burial will be at Bullock-Mink Cemetery.

 

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com.

 

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ford “Buck” Mink.

ALEX HELTON

Alexander Chase Helton, age 25, of Berea, KY., passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021 at his home.

 

Alex was born on February 8, 1996 in Danville, KY., to Cecil Helton, Jr and Linda Hawk Canada. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He was kind and generous. He adored his wife and child and loved gathering with his family. Alex loved the outdoors, especially hiking and enjoyed working on cars and listening to country music.

 

He is survived by his wife, Callie Jean Powell Helton; his son, Augustine “Clay” Helton; his father, Cecil Helton, Jr (Susan); his mother, Linda (Mark) Canada; a brother, Austin C. Helton; grandparents, Cecil  Edward Helton, Sr (Juanita Faye), Barbara Dykes, and Bryant Canada; a great-grandmother, Lettie Canada; his aunts, Lisa Mounce, Tammy Helton Roberts (Calvin), Sandy (Scott) Flynn, Jessie (Michelle) Hawk, Judy (Matt) Tucker, Lonnie Hawk III (Pearl), Melissa Canada, Darrell (Melaney) Canada, Misty (Sam) Johnson, and Chrystal Adkins, a special cousin, Cecilia “CeCe” Roberts, in-laws, Nana and Papaw, Faye and Clyde Powell, Eric Powell, Jessica (Allen) Dehart, Chris (Hazel) Powell, and a host of family members and friends.

 

Alex was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lonnie “Roy” Hawk, Jr who he got his love of working on cars from and Phan Hawk and his mother-in-law, Dana Powell.

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 3, 2021 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

His funeral service will follow on Monday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Grant Hardwick officiating.

 

Burial will be at Bronston Cemetery.

 

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Callie Helton’s Medical Fund in C/O Lake Cumberland Funeral Home P.O. Box 1441 Somerset, KY 42502.

 

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website at www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com.

 

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Alex Helton.

SANDRA BRANNON

Sandra Brannon, age 74, of Ferguson, KY, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

Sandy was born on March 8, 1947 in Trenton, New Jersey to the late Kenneth Pugh and Geraldine Carson Fiste.  She was a member of Clan Montgomery Society International.  Sandy enjoyed crafting, genealogy research and traveling.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and her pets.   

 

She is survived by her children, Marvin Pepper of Boise, ID, Sandy (and Scott) Vaden of Las Vegas, NV, Kaitlyne (and Ryan) Hill of Ashville, NC and Charles (and Morgan) Brannon of Eureka, CA; two brothers, Rick (and Joy) Earles of Greenville, OH and Dino Fiste of Bronston, KY; and four grandchildren, Sean McNaught, Andrew Brannon, Paul Brannon and Wyatt Vaden. 

 

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Brannon; and one brother, Edward “Weep” Earles.

 

In following Sandy’s wishes, no services are scheduled at this time.

 

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

 

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Sandy Brannon.

GREG DAVIS

Greg W. Davis, age 64, of Nancy, KY, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at his residence.

 

Greg was born on July 1, 1957 in Newcastle, IN to the late Lawrence A. Davis and Maxine Morrow Davis.  He had a “big personality” and never met a stranger.  Greg was a great mechanic and fabricator.  If it had wheels he could make it run.  He was a dirt-track racer in his younger years and still enjoyed watching different types of racing.  Greg also enjoyed riding four wheelers and spending time on Lake Cumberland with his family.   Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.   

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Gayle Denise Stevenson Davis, whom he married on August 1, 1986 in Jamestown, KY; his children, Julie Decker of Shopville, Toby D. (and Jamie) Stevenson of Nancy and Jennifer (and Nathan) Keith of Nancy; seven grandchildren, Isaiah Stevenson, Kayden Stevenson, Adalynn Stevenson, Jensen Stevenson, Cole Keith, Easton Keith and Gage Keith; sisters-in-law, Cheryl Davis of New Castle, IN and Lora (and Bob) Obrotha of Nashville; brothers-in-law, Charles (and Beverly) Stevenson of Somerset, Noel (and Monica) Stevenson of Nancy and Anthony (and Sandi) Stevenson of Nancy; several nieces and nephews; and too many other family members to name.  

 

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Davis and Joey Davis; and one sister, Norma Abner. 

 

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 11:00am until 2:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

His funeral service will follow on Thursday at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Stevenson and Bro. Jason Moore officiating.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Nancy.  Pallbearers will be Leland Stevenson, Toby Stevenson, Isaiah Stevenson, Nathan Keith, Brandon Davis, Gary Davis and Randy Davis; and honorary pallbearers will be Adalynn Stevenson, Cole Keith, Easton Keith, Kayden Stevenson, Gage Keith and Jensen Stevenson. 

 

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Fairview Cemetery Fund. 

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

 

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Greg Davis. 

COLLEEN HANSFORD

Julia “Colleen” Hansford, age 89, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021. 

 

Colleen was born on May 17, 1932 in Alpine, KY to the late Arthur Valentour and Oma Elizabeth Mills Valentour.  She loved working in her garden. 

 

She is survived by her loving daughter, Janet Sue Haste of Bethelridge; one brother, Harvey Valentour of Alpine; one sister-in-law, Louise Valentour; three grandchildren, Michael Ray (and Sarah) Haste, Julie Michelle Mincey (and Brandon) Hale and Patrick (and Ashley) Haste; three great grandchildren, Alayna Kay Haste, Paxton Haste and Raylynn Jean Haste; and seven step great-grandchildren, Kaylee Haste, Tarah Durham, Josh Mincey, Brittanie Hines, Dylan Hale, Morgan Hale and Kylie Hale.

 

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Hansford, Jr.; one daughter, Sharon Haste; five brothers, Delbert Valentour, James Valentour, Albert Valentour, Theodore Valentour and Conley Valentour; two sisters, Katheryn Dobbs and Margaret Goode; two infant siblings; one great grandchild, Austin Mincey.

 

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 10:00am until 12:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

Her funeral service will follow on Thursday at 12:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Whitaker officiating. 

 

Burial will be at Cedar Gap Cemetery.

 

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

 

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Colleen Hansford.