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OBITS

GENE BERNARD

Gene Bernard, of Dunnville, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at his home. He was 80.

Born on October 23, 1941, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Stanley and Cordie Holt Bernard. Gene worked for the county and state highway departments for over twenty years. He attended Thomas Ridge Church. He loved farming, gardening, and especially loved his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Naomi Luttrell Bernard, who he wed on July 28, 1962; a son, Greg (Tammie) Bernard of Dunnville; a daughter, Kristie (Rob) Wesley of Science Hill; four grandchildren, Rachel Bernard, Sidney (Beau) Coffman, Brandon Wesley (Maya Sylvia), and Beth (E.B.) Tyra; and one great-grandchild, John Daniel Tyra.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Avery Bernard, Addis Bernard, and Arvis Bernard.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Thomas Ridge Church with Bro. Hershel Lawhorn officiating. Burial will follow in Thomas Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Thomas Ridge Church.

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

RALPH WILHOITE

Ralph Wilhoite, of Moreland, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. He was 77.

Born August 1, 1945, in Frankfort, KY, he was a son of the late Oscar Wilhoite and Irene Webb Wilhoite Crigger. Ralph was an avid farmer and former National Guard member. Ralph was a member of the Gum Lick Christian Church. He loved mules and wagon rides.

Survivors include his wife, Earlene Vaughn Wilhoite, whom he married on February 22, 1985; brother, Coleman Wilhoit of Monterey, KY; sisters, Beulah Wilhoite Cornman of Owenton, Patsy (David) Rodgers of Lake Worth, FL, and Hilda Wilhoite (Dennis) Raisor of Owenton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Ralph Wilhoite, Jr.; and sister, Onie Wilhoite Courtright.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, August 5, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY 42539 with Bro. Steven Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Gum Lick Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:30PM until 8:00PM on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

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

CLYDE CLOUSE

Clyde Clouse, 100, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, after a brief illness.

Clyde was born in Crane Nest (Knox County), KY on August 8, 1921, son of the late Lee and Fanny Clouse. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth, and his eldest son, Mike. He is survived by his sons; Bill (Kathy), Jim (Julie), and Tom (Cindy). He is also survived by his grandchildren; Shawn (Jessica), Shelley, Matthew, Andrew (Chelsi), Logan (Kathryn), Emily Malicote (David), Makenzie and Ben; and one great grandchild, Caleb.

He grew up in Corbin, Kentucky, graduated from Lynn Camp High School in 1940 and the Perry Business College, and attended the University of South Dakota. He worked at Wright Aeronautical Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio until entering the service of his country in the US Army from August 1, 1942, until February 21, 1946, including two-years in the European theater of operations of World War II. Upon returning home from the service, he moved to Somerset, KY, where he met his wife, raised his family, and lived a full life. Prior to his 1986 retirement, he was a self-employed accountant for Clouse Bookkeeping & Tax Service, a business he began on January 1, 1961. He had a passion for youth sports and was very active in Somerset youth baseball programs for over 35 years. With faith as his foundation, his love of Jesus and family guided him throughout his days.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at First Baptist Church, 128 North Main Street, Somerset, KY 42501.

His funeral service will follow on Thursday at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church with Bro. Ryan Coffey officiating.  Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery.  Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to aid the Eastern Kentucky flood relief efforts. Donations can be made to First Baptist Church, designated to the “Eastern KY Disaster Relief” 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 Clyde Clouse.

DANA RICHARDS

Dana Carol Helm Richards age 58, of Liberty, departed this life to her Heavenly home on July 31st, 2022. She was born on December 31st, 1963, in Norfolk, VA a daughter of Juanita and the late Danny Helm.

She was the widow of Randy Richards who passed away on August 24th, 2019, and whom she missed dearly.

Dana worked at OshKosh for many years and for the Casey County school system as a cook. Dana loved horses, Australian Shepherd dogs, and country music. She especially loved Jamey Johnson music and concerts. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved planting and working in her flowers. Dana loved life and she loved her friends and family. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Dana leaves behind two dogs that were her world “Pootie and Maggie”.

Additional survivors include one brother: Danny Lee Helm, one nephew: Byron and (Lisa) Humphrey, two nieces: Jennifer Richards and Lisa and (Garryd) Buis, one great niece: Hannah and (Bradley) Sherrell, two great nephews: Kyle Humphrey and Rylan Buis, one great-great niece: Hadley Sherrell, special aunt: Mildred Cutter, two sisters-in-law: Brenda Kaye Richards and Betty Jane Richards, one brother-in-law: Ricky Richards and many cousins, friends, her hospice care team, and her caregivers.

Preceding her in death besides her father and husband was one brother: Darren Helm.

Visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Wednesday August 3rd, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday August 4th, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Troy Coffey and Bro. Casey Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Green River Valley Cemetery.

MACIE RANEY

Macie Viletta Raney, of Liberty, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 84.

Born on March 10, 1938, in Liberty, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Flossie Richardson Hendricks. Macie was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member, secretary, and treasurer of Willow Springs United Methodist Church for many years. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, reading, flowers, and attending church.

She is survived by her son, Gary (Brenda) Raney of Lancaster; a daughter, Elizabeth (Don) Rudder of Kings Mountain; a grandson, Alex Dewane (Olivia Hale) of Liberty; a great-grandson, Liam Dewane of Liberty; a step-granddaughter, Beverly (Jeff) Lee; a step-great-granddaughter, Maggie Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Tyrone Raney, who passed away on March 10, 2002; a son, Jerome Raney; brothers, Ancil Hendricks, William Hendricks, and Herbert Hendricks; and sisters, Celestie Schlensker, Beulah Edens, Ruth Cravens, Dorothy Durham, and Mary Margaret Godbey.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Cochran and Bro. Johnny Maupin officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Springs Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Willow Springs Cemetery fund c/o Marilyn K. Watson at 292 Clear Branch Rd. Liberty, KY 42539 or The Gideons International. 

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

NELLIE LEWIS

Nellie Louise Coffman Lewis, age 68, of Liberty, KY passed away on Saturday July 30th, 2022, at the Casey County Hospital. She was born May 10th, 1954, in Casey Co., KY, a daughter of the late Albert “Buss” and Linnie Hale Coffman.

Nellie was the widow of Wilmot Eugene “Gene” Lewis who passed away on February 10th, 2020.

Nellie was a housewife.

Survivors include: Two Children: Michael Eugene Lewis and Annabell Lewis both of Liberty and One Brother: Davey and (Ruth Ann) Coffman of Liberty.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and spouse was Three Brothers: Stanley, Maurice and Garry Lee Coffman.

Visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday August 2nd, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday August 2nd, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dwight Coffman officiating. Burial will be in the Tapscott Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to be made to Bartle Funeral Home, to help offset funeral expenses.

RICHARD ABRAMS

Richard “Rick” Abrams, 51, of Somerset passed away Friday, July 29, 2022 at the Jean Waddle Care Center.

He was born in Franklin, OH on October 11, 1970; son of the late Elbert & Shirlean Campbell Abrams. He worked as a meat cutter for IGA.

He is survived by his daughter, Madison Paige Abrams of Livingston, KY; brothers, Charles & (Katrin) Abrams of Science Hill, Wayne Abrams of Eubank; sisters, Beverly & (Larry) Kositsin of Centerville, OH., Joyce Manning and Sharon & (Troy) Hayes of both of Somerset; nephews, Kevin (Wendy)McGohan, Shawn Wooten, Christopher Wooten, Jami  (Tina) Wooten, Jason Abrams, Jacob Abrams, Logan Abrams and Josh Abrams; nieces: Ashley Wilson and Renee Abrams; and a great niece and several great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father: Elbert I. Abrams; mother: Shirlean Campbell Abrams; and a niece: Tabethia Nichelle Wilson

Private Services will be held.

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

LOWELL MEECE

Lowell E. Meece, age 90 departed this life on July 29, 2022. He was born June 16, 1932 to the late Albert and Ida Bea Meece at Dykes, KY. He was united in marriage to Marlene Miley Meece of White Lily, KY for 63 years prior to her death in 2013.

The couple had three daughters; Leslie Diane Meece, Jennifer Kay Meece Harris of Somerset, KY and Tracey Darlene Meece Wesley (and Mitchell) if Geyysburg, PA; one special grandson, Zachary Austin Wesley, who is currently attending the University of York in York, England. He is currently studying Mid-evil studies; two brothers, Irwin J. "Jinks" (and Helen) Meece and Sherwin Wynn (and Connie) Meece.

Lowell served during the Korean conflict on a mine Sweeper, the USS Gladiator. H e later worked as a maintenance supervisor for the General Electric Somerset Glass Plant and served as union president for the local IUE-AFL-CIO during the strike of 1969 and 70.

Lowell is preceded in death by his parents, wife and daughter, Leslie.

Lowell was a lover of religion and bible knowledge. He believed wisdom was a necessary part of life in order to become the best person one could be.

 A private graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

Pulaski Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

KATHLEEN EDWARDS

Kathleen Violet Edwards, age 92, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital surrounded by her family.

Kathleen was born on December 2, 1929 in Ahab, KY to the late Benjamin “Bennie” Hail and Mary Farmer Hail.  Kathleen married the love of her life, James “Jimmie” Edwards, on May 15, 1948 in Ringgold, GA., and they shared over 70 years together before his passing.  She was a member of Southside Church of God of Prophecy and the local Art League.  Kathleen enjoyed painting, sewing, cooking, gardening, and enjoyed traveling.  She especially loved spending time with her family and always tried to put them first. 

She is survived by one son, Gary (Linda) Edwards of Somerset, KY; three daughters, Barbara (Mike) Walters of Nancy, KY; Rebecca (Steve) Hatfield of Nancy, KY; and Melinda (Randy) Turpin of Somerset, KY;  eight grandchildren, Dr. Rebekah Walters (Neal) Branscum of Nancy, KY; Jessica Donn (Adam) Bohannon of Lexington, KY; Jennifer Kathryn Edwards of Somerset, KY; John Michael Walters of Somerset, KY; Christopher Steven (Rebecca) Hatfield of Somerset, KY; Stephanie Rebecca Hatfield of Nashville, TN; Elizabeth Ann (John) Dailey of Lexington, KY; and Lillie Catherine Turpin of Somerset, KY; four great-grandchildren, Ryder Walters Branscum and Kathleen Elizabeth Branscum, Natalie Jean Bohannon and Parker Elizabeth Dailey; one brother, Marvin (Linda) Hale of Somerset; one sister, Marsha (Ed) Little of Greenfield, IN; two sisters-in-law, Anna Hail and Linda Hail.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jimmie” Edwards who preceded her on November 24, 2018; two brothers, Edwin Hail and Howard Denton Hail; four sisters, Aletha Miller, Jessie Jacobs, Lucille Burdine and Billie Jean Hooker; and one infant sister, Verna Jean Hail.    

Visitation will be on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

A second visitation will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.  Her funeral service will follow on Sunday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Butte officiating. Burial will be at Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Hatfield, Chris Hatfield, Randy Turpin, John Dailey, Mike Walters, and Neal Branscum. Honorary pallbearers will be John Walters, Adam Bohannon and Ryder Branscum.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery Fund in memory of Kathleen Edwards. 

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 Kathleen Edwards.

DOROTHY LOWERY

Dorothy Alberta Lowery, age 89, of Somerset, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born on August 5, 1932 in Rockcastle County, KY to the late James Lamar Thompson and Maggie Mae Cotrell Thompson. Dorothy was a Dietician for Wilmington Clinton Memorial Hospital for fourteen years.  She was a devoted member of Cumberland Baptist Church.  Dorothy enjoyed cooking and gardening.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

She is survived by three sons, Jerry (Michelle) Lowery of Clarksville, OH, Ronnie (Kathy) Lowery of Morrow, OH and Donnie Lowery of Bowling Green, KY; a daughter, Sandra Burdette of Fairfield, OH; eleven grandchildren, Shelly Shelton, Christina Franzone, Hope Sowders, Jamie Byrd, Brandon Lowery, Crystal Lowery, Rochelle Lowery, Krista Heath, Casey Coomer, Nicole Meeker and Alexa Cutter; eleven great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and other family members.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Walter O. Lowery, whom she married on September 14, 1950 and he preceded her on December 28, 2008; a son, Gary Lowery; a daughter, Rita Steinmetz; four brothers, Owen Thompson, Vernon Thompson, Edward Thompson and Kenneth Thompson; and three sisters, Ruby Brown, Irene Taylor and Edith Lowery. 

Visitation will be on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Her funeral service will follow on Saturday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Ridner and Bro. Pete Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the Cumberland Cemetery.

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

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Dorothy Lowery.

MARY TRIMBLE

Mary Lois Trimble, daughter of the late Harry and Flora Vanhooser Wood, was born at Naomi, KY on April 2, 1938. She departed this life on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 having attained the age of 84 years.

She was united in marriage to; Wildon "Blackie" Trimble on July 25, 1959 in Nancy, Kentucky.

She is survived by one son, Marty (and Beth) Trimble of Richmond, Kentucky; one daughter, Amy (and Doug) Wolke of Somerset, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Benjamin and William Trimble, and Holly, Andrew, Brooklyn and Chandler Wolke; one sister, Beatrice Lowery.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Wildon "Blackie" Trimble, as well as her parents.

She attended Lindsey Wilson College and later graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Elementary Education. She started her teaching career in a one room school at Naomi, KY. She taught in the Pulaski County School System for 30 years.

Mary Lois was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. She loved her church and was an active member there until her health no longer allowed her to physically attend. She was a kind person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her and she leaves a host of other relatives and friends who mourn her passing.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 1st, 2022 at the Chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

The family of Mary Lois Trimble will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Pulaski Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

JAMES GOOCH

James Overton “Jim” Gooch, age 91, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, July 24th, 2022 after a short illness. Born January 8th, 1931 near the Bee Lick community in Northern Pulaski County, Jim was the son of Cecil Gooch and Lola Ethel Wheeldon Gooch. Jim was the seventh of eight children, all of which have preceded him in death: Bernard, Bernice, Eunice, Glenn, Reba, Cecil Jr., and Billy Joe. They were a close family with strong work ethics and spiritual values, which they have gratefully passed to their children, grand and great-grand-children. Jim only completed school through the 8th grade, but he shared a talent for fixing mechanical things to keep the farm running like his brothers.
Jim entered the United States Navy on October 10th, 1951, originally assigned to the Beachmasters Unit 1 at Coronado in San Diego where he served two years. He was then assigned to serve on the USS Calvert APA32 stationed in San Diego for two tours in Korea, earning two combat stars. On the last tour, Jim served on the bridge of the Admiral’s Lead Ship as a part of Operation “Passage to Freedom”, which liberated over 300,000 immigrants from North to South Vietnam. During his service, Jim earned the Korean, Vietnam, and Navy/Marine Presidential Unit Citations. Jim exited the Navy Honorably as a Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class on October 6th, 1955.
Jim married Thelma LaVerne Brown from the Dog Walk community in Lincoln County on February 25th, 1953 in Somerset while home on leave. She accompanied him back to San Diego as they started their new lives together. They moved to Goshen, Ohio upon his Navy discharge. Jim worked as a mechanic at a Dodge Dealership in Loveland and an American Motors Dealership in Montgomery Ohio alongside his brother Glenn.
They moved back to Somerset in 1971, and Jim began working in the Maintenance Department at Tecumseh Products Co as one of their first employees. He retired in 1995.
In retirement, Jim put his mechanical skills to great use both for himself and for others. He built his own tri-wheeled motorcycle-car which he enjoyed showing to others. He also was involved in building home and repair projects with First Baptist Church in Somerset, as well as projects for others and his family. He loved tending to his vegetable and flower gardens and feeding wild birds in his backyard. But the one activity Jim loved most of all was serving in the American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard, paying tribute to those in the Pulaski County area that had served their country, and to honor their service and legacies.
Jim was a Christian, an ordained deacon, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Somerset. Jim and LaVerne were also Charter Members of Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset in the early 70’s. They both enjoyed assisting with countless baptisms during worship services for over 60 years.
In addition to his wife LaVerne, survivors include one son: James Robin Gooch (Diana) of McKinney, Texas, and one granddaughter Sarah Gooch Folliet (Thibaut) of Springfield, Virginia.
Funeral services will be held with full Military Honors provided by American Legion Post 38 on Friday, July 29th at 1:00PM at Pulaski Funeral Home, Bro. David Pendley officiating. Burial will be at the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Northern Pulaski County. Visitors will be welcomed on Friday from 11AM to 1PM at Pulaski Funeral Home. Pulaski Funeral Home, Somerset, KY in charge of arrangements.

MILDRED EDWARDS

Mildred Etoile Edwards, age 80, of Liberty, KY passed away on Sunday July 24th, 2022, at the Landmark of Danville. She was born January 4th, 1942, in Louisville, KY, a daughter of the late Raueval and Susie Chesser Scott.

Mildred was a factory worker.

Survivors include: Her Spouse: Owens Rufus Edwards, Six Children: Cindy Morris and Ricky Edwards both of Crab Orchard, Penny Savage of Somerset, Gina Hampton of Lexington, Junior Edwards of Liberty and Kevin Edwards of Harrodsburg, Twenty-One Grandchildren, Several Great Grandchildren and One Sister: Charlene Chesser of Springfield.

Preceding her in death besides her parents was One Son: Jerry Edwards, One Grandchild and One Sister: Joann Taylor.

All services were held privately.  Bro. Bearl King officiated. Burial was in the Science Hill Cemetery.

LAWRENCE NOBLE SR

Lawrence Clay Noble, Sr., age 90, of Nancy, KY, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Lawrence was born on March 22, 1932 in Jackson, KY to the late Elsberry Noble and Orlena Smith Noble.  He was a Korean veteran of the United States Air Force.  Lawrence was a retired Truck Driver and during his retirement he helped maintain Mill Springs National Cemetery.

He is survived by his beloved children, Lawrence Clay Noble Jr., Trina Noble Summers and Patty Smith; one sister, Ellen Brown; and was a beloved grandfather to eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Noble; and eleven brothers and sisters. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held by the family at a later date.

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 Lawrence Clay Noble, Sr.

RUBY JENNINGS

Ruby Jean “Mammy” Jennings, age 79, of Nancy, KY, departed this life on Saturday July 23, 2022 in Jamestown KY.

Ruby was born on February 15, 1943, in Sturgis, KY to the late Kelly and Marie ”Maggie” Peak James.  She was a member of Burnetta Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, doing crossword puzzles, and sitting on her porch. She loved spending time with her family, especially the grandkids.

She is survived by her son Loren (Karen) Pennington of Liberty, KY; a daughter, Tina (Keith) Cinnamon of Nancy, KY; one brother, Richard James of Madisonville, KY; a sister, Birdie Pierson of Madisonville, KY; and five grandchildren, Joe (Delaney) Jennings, Sabrina (Daltin) Finney, Casey (Isaiah) Cook, Waylon Jennings, and Braven Pennington.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Pennington; seven brothers, Dencil James, Glendal James, Jack James, Jessie James, Paul James, George James, and Steve James; four sisters, Mary Guess, Ann Bond, Leva James, and Emma James; an infant son; Steven Pennington; and two grandchildren; Jacob Jennings and Caden Pennington.

Visitation will be on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Her funeral service will follow on Thursday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Mounce officiating.  Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

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 Ruby Jennings. 

EUGENE PHIPPS

Eugene Harrison Phipps age 81 has sadly left us after a long illness on July 22, 2022 in Somerset, KY.

Gene was born in Salyersville, KY and raised in Cleveland Ohio. He served in the Air force and then after meeting his wife Donna (Hamilton) in Cleveland, they soon began a marriage that lasted 60 years and that was filled with love and devotion. Together they raised a family where he was a loving and dedicated father to son David Phipps and wife Shera and daughter Pam Carter and husband Mike.


He was known as Pappie to his grandchildren and great grandchildren who he loved dearly. They are; Rachel McShurley and husband Ryan and their daughters Reese and Rilyn; Kyle Phipps; Kendall Brownie and husband Evan and their son Bentson; Brianna Stotts and husband Jacob and their daughter Harper; Jonathan Phipps; Pancho Zaragoza; Jesse Zaragoza and Bryan Wilson.


He is also survived by his sister Sandie Phipps-Ashe, 5 brothers-in-law, 2 sisters-in-law and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Gene was preceded in death by; his father Melvin Phipps;  his mother,  Mildred Phipps;  two sisters,  Glenda Kay Phipps and Laura Paulette Rogers as well as many other family members.

Gene’s love of family, his faith, fishing, sports, cooking, music, westerns and his sense of humor will be greatly missed by all of those who knew and loved him.

It is Gene’s wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of charitable donations to Hospice at hospicecareplus.org>donate.

A funeral service for Gene Phipps will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26th at the Chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens. The family of Gene Phipps will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26th until time for services. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion post #38

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of the services for Mr. Gene Phipps.

JAMES PREVITERA

First Class Sergeant, James " Jimmy" Vincent Previtera, age 76, left his earthly home on July 24th, 2022 at the Jean Waddle Care Center. He was born on July 20, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Vincent J. and Marilyn Paxton Quitter. He was raised by his stepfather Nicholas Quitter whom he considered his father.

Jim was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S Army. He was a double Purple Heart recipient, he also had commendations which included the Vietnam Service Medal, the Combat Infantry Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Expert Rifleman's Badge. He completed three tours of duty and was also special forces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, baby brother Martin Quitter, and Granddaughter, Isabella Dawn Carpenter.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 40 years, Alice Previtera; daughters, Kimberly (and Jamie) Martin of Louisville, KY; Angela Nicole Previtera of Louisville, KY and Natalie (and Roger) Bedenbaugh of Nancy, KY; sons, Craig (and Athena) Previtera of Happy Valley, Oregon and Brian (and Kristi) Previtera of Indiana; two sisters, Nancy Notarianni and Denise Biel; one brother, Charles (and Peggy) Privitera; the following grandchildren, Kailyn, Shadae, Gregory, Garrett, JC, Devin, Ava, Alana, Angelina, Ace, Amanda, Jenna, Jordan, Ethan and Emmalynn; the following great grandchildren, Jax, Jamir, & greyson; a special cousin, Edward "Bucci" Stewart,; a special friend, Gary Carter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who mourn his passing.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 29th, 2022 at the Chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Father Danny Taylor and Bro. Bill Dawson officiating.

The family of Mr. Previtera will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. Friday until time for services.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Jean Waddle Care Center, Hospice of Lake Cumberland or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Pulaski Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

CLIFTON HALE

Clifton W. “U-bet” Hale, age 62, of Liberty, KY passed away on Friday July 22nd, 2022, at the Jean Waddle Care Center. He was born March 16th, 1960, in Liberty KY, a son of the late Cyrus Mack and Ruby Avalene Weddle Hale.

Clifton was a truck driver and owner and operator of C & M Transport.

Survivors include: One Daughter: Jessica Rodgers of Liberty, One Son: Jantzen and (Beth) Hale of Liberty, Four Grandchildren: Olivia, Maddisan, Tessa and Gage, One Great Grandson: Liam, Two Brothers: C.D. and (Connie) Hale and Harold Hale both of Liberty, One Sister: Clara Rose and (Ralph) Brown of Liberty and the Mother of his children: Margaret Bowmer Hale. 

Preceding him in death besides his parents was Two Brothers: Estill and Paul Hale.

Visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. Monday July 25th, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 7:00 P.M. Monday July 25th, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Reggie Tipton officiating. Cremation Rites will be honored after the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Bartle Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses. 

ALLEN APPLEBY

Alvin Allen “Blue” Appleby, of Clementsville, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022, at Casey County Hospital. He was 75.

Born October 26, 1946, in Russell Co., KY, he was a son of the late Chester O. and Lois Glover Appleby. Blue, as known by most, worked for 53 years for Wolford and Wethington. As a younger man, he worked for Beards Service Station in Campbellsville. Blue enjoyed hanging out at J&B Grocery in Clementsville. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and cooking.

Survivors include his son, William Appleby of Clementsville; sisters, Wanda Wilson of Liberty, Phyllis (and Harley) Ritchey of Campbellsville, and Emma Jean (and Leland) Sanders of Adair County; and 2 grandchildren, Mariah and Michael Appleby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Darlene Clements Appleby; sons, Michael and Ricky Appleby; brothers, Henry, Arnold, Franklin, and James Appleby; and sister, Anna Pearl Appleby.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

MINNIE MEECE

Ms. Minnie Meece, of Somerset, daughter of the late Estel and Mary Frances ( West ) Hall was born on December 23, 1923 in Somerset, Kentucky. She departed this life July 20, 2022 at the Jean Waddle Care Center having attained the age of 98.

Other than her parents, Mrs. Meece was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Meece who passed in 1993; four brothers; Johnnie , George, Martin, and Glenn Hall; four sisters Lula Walters, Ida Coomer, Eva West, and Susie Garland. 

She is survived by her neices, Glendola Hines, Glenda Saunders, Mary Francis Quimby, Brenda Gibson, Faye Carmichael and Kathy Foster as well as her four nephews; Larry Hall, Anthony Hall, and David Hall,her neighbor and friend, Gene Aker, who was very special to her as well as several great nieces and nephews who will mourn her passing.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM at the chapel at Lakeside Memorial Gardens with a funeral service to follow at 12:30.

Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

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

BARBARA LUTTRELL

Barbara Sue Luttrell, age 60, of Liberty, KY passed away on Wednesday July 20th, 2022, at the Casey County Hospital. She was born August 15th, 1961, in Russell Co., KY, a daughter of the late William Albert and Ruby Luttrell.

Survivors include: Two Daughters: Shannon Lee Phelps and Deloris Ann Hines both of Liberty, Eighteen Grandchildren, Two Great Grandchildren, and  Five Siblings: Melinda Pemberton of Stanford, Willard Luttrell, and Sherry Luttrell both of Liberty, Sam Crew of Russell Springs, and Phillip Dale McQueary of Russell Co.

Preceding her in death besides her parents was Two Sisters: Virginia McQueary and Bessie Vanover.

Visitation will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday July 23rd, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday July 23rd, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Johnny Maupin officiating. Burial will be in the Old Contown Cemetery.

RUTH DOWNING

Ruth Nicole Schultz-Downing, age 33, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Ruth was born on September 13, 1988 in Indianapolis, IN to Dealie Mae Hoskins Schultz and the late Donald Frank Schultz.  She was a 2007 graduate of Southwestern High School and was currently studying to be a Pharmacy Tech.  Ruth had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh.  She loved her children and helped to be a provider for many others.  Everything she did was for her family. 

She is survived by her children, and Donavan Bryton Downing and Rihanna Maxine Downing of Somerset; her stepchildren, Harmonie Lee-shae Downing and Hezekiah Lee Downing of Somerset; her mother, Dealie Schultz of London; her significant other, Jonathan Downing; one brother, Chris (Trisha) Schultz of Somerset; one sister, Deanna (Adam) Campbell of London; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other family members and friends. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her father, Donald Schultz; paternal grandparents, Joseph (Ruth) Schultz; and maternal grandparents, Ray (Maxine) Hoskins.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 25, 2022 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

A Graveside service will follow on Monday at 1:30pm at East Colony Cemetery in London, with Bro. Charles Hoskins officiating.  Pallbearers will be Donovan Downing, Chris Schultz, Chris Downing, Adam Campbell, Zachary Campbell, Ronnie Hoskins, Hank Hoskins and Jonas Hoskins. 

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 Ruth Schultz-Downing.   

LUCAS BUMGARDNER

With deep sorrow and sadness we mourn the passing of Lucas (Luke) Daniel Bumgardner, 41, or most beloved son, brother, uncle, family member and friend to many.  Luke peacefully left his earthly home surrounded by his family, in the early morning hours of July 19, 2022.
Lucas was born to parents Wade and Alicia on November 15, 1980 in Somerset, KY. He is survived by his parents Wade (Shelly) Bumgardner and Alicia (Dennis) Abbott, brothers Ethan (Casey) Bumgardner and Michael (Courtney) Harris, sisters Amanda Abbott and Morgan (Trevor) Castle, his maternal grandmother Shirley Langford, his paternal grandmother; Joy Randolph, nephews  Eric Smiley, Landon and Rayland Bumgardner, nieces  London and Lainey Castle and Sarah Smiley, an Aunt Edwinna Callahan (Billy),  Diane (Steve) Smiley and uncles Jack  (Kimberly) DeBord, Timothy (Maria Garnica) Langford and Jonathon (Naomi) Langford, paternal aunt Sandy (Scott) Boser, as well as a multitude of very special friends that became his “cheering support section” that are too numerous to list.
Luke is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother and grandfather Joyce DeBord and Bill DeBord,as well as Grandfather, Jackie Randolph, maternal grandmother, and grandfather Ray and Glydus Abbott, maternal grandfather John Langford, and an Uncle Forrest Langford.
He lived the majority of his life in Pulaski County, graduating from Pulaski County High School in 1999.  His work history included Somerset Frozen Foods, Science Hill waste management, and lastly a licensed Master Plumber.
One standout descriptor of Lucas was his exceptional intelligence and multi talent.  He was an avid reader, inquisitive debater, a curious mind for solving problems (taking apart anything mechanical) and lover of all animals and nature. All the dogs in our community knew that Luke kept doggie treats under his lawn chair.  When the neighbors walked their dogs, they would be “dragged across our lawn” for the dogs to get their doggie treats.  He had a “green thumb” and grew wonderful gardens.  He especially enjoyed providing fun activities for the children of his family and friends.
Luke enjoyed many hobbies such as making flies for fly fishing, golfing with his “golfing buddies”, and marksmanship with his “target practicing buddies” and belonged to the local Sportsman club.  
Luke returned to his first love, Jesus Christ.  His relationship with his creator was so evident in his actions and words.  He became an example to many.  Luke was an active member of the Asbury Anglican Church and men’s ministry.  He especially enjoyed planning the men’s breakfasts and cookouts.  He was a “natural host and entertainer”.
If Luke could leave a message to those of us left behind it would be: “It is never too late to come to Christ.  Your past is in the past.  Learn to forgive yourself and others.  Make sure those you love know it. Live each day as if it is your last.  Leave nothing undone for tomorrow.”
Luke will be buried beside his Uncle Forrest Langford in Goodwater cemetery.  Reverends Ben Snyder, Hule Goddard and Rick Durrance will officiate. Following the cemetery gathering, Sunnyside Baptist Church is providing a meal for the family and friends.  Pallbearers: Tommy Head, Jack Debord, Zach DeBord, Michael Harris, Ethan Bumgardner, Landon Bumgardner Trevor Castle, Cory Hawkins. Honorary Pallbearers:  Rayland Bumgardner, Jonathon Langford, and Timothy Langford.

A visitation will be held Friday, July 22, 2022 From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 

A funeral service for Lucas will be Saturday, July 23, 2022  at 10:00 AM in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home.
 
Burial will follow in the Goodwater Cemetery.


Donations requested to be made to the Goodwater Cemetery fund, 471 Stepping Rock Ridge Rd. Somerset, KY 42501 or your local SPCA.

LINDA ANDERSON

Linda Carolyn Anderson, age 69, of Liberty, KY passed away on Sunday July 17th, 2022, at her residence. She was born August 27th, 1952, in Boyle Co., KY, a daughter of the late Wallace Lee Brown Sr. and Dorothy Helen Downs Brown.

Linda was a homemaker.

Survivors include: Her Spouse: Ralph Clayton Anderson Jr., Three Children: Jennifer and (Jeff) Pyles of Knifley, KY, Dwayne and (Brittany) Burton and Kim Burton all of Liberty, Six Grandchildren: Brandon, Brittany, Kelsey, Caden, Bradley and Kinsley, Two Great Grandchildren: Bryce and Callie, Six Siblings: Elizabeth and (David) Caudill of Stanford, Wallace Brown Jr. of Liberty, Junior and (Sadie) Downs, Donnie and (Judy) Downs, Opal Rae and Joann Downs all of Danville, Step Mother: Bonnie Downs of Junction City, KY and Four Special Children: Tylen Hatter, Joshua Richards, Ella Burke and Kalee Hatter.

Visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Wednesday July 20th, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday July 21st, 2022, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. David Terwilliger officiating. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery.

SHERLENE GILLIAM

Sherlene Gilliam, age 80, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center.

Sherlene was born on January 22, 1942 in Somerset, KY to the late Luther Trett and Evelyn Price Trett.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved the Lord. 

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Gilliam of Somerset; four sons, Tim (Teresa) Gilliam of Kingsport, TN, Odell (Paula) Gilliam of Somerset, Ralph Gilliam, Jr. of Somerset and Phillip Gilliam of Somerset; four daughters, Priscilla Flynn of Kingsport, TN, Linda Coomer of Somerset, Regina (Andy) Haste of Somerset and Christine (Lynn) Franklin of Kingsport, TN; four brothers, J.D. Trett of Somerset, James (Connie) Trett of IL, Randy (Minnie) Trett of IL and Ronnie Trett of IL; four sisters, Iva Dean (Jim) Wallace of Science Hill, Carolyn (Paul) Acey of Science Hill, Velma Vaughn of Somerset and Janet Griffin of Shopville; many grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Carlos Trett and Donnie Trett; three infant brothers; and one sister, Eula May Mink.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home. A private burial for the family will follow at Price-Whitaker 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 Sherlene Gilliam.