Shade Wilson, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. He was 87.
Born on March 5, 1934, in Tazewell, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Ernest Leonard and Hattie Edith Lynch Wilson. Shade owned and operated Shade Wilson Lime Service. He also worked for contractors building bridges in the past. He attended Cold Springs Primitive Baptist Church and confessed that he was ready to go home to The Lord. Shade loved his two dogs. He was a hard worker.
He is survived by a sister, Inez Davis of Liberty; a special friend, Joey Tucker; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Gay Hieronymus and Joy N. Todd; and two brothers, Harry Wilson and Denver Wilson.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Arrangements for Mr. Shade Wilson are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Lando C. Adams, 80, of Somerset passed away Monday September 27, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born March 24, 1941 in Squib, Kentucky; son of the late Gene & Mossie (Dugger) Adams. He worked as a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley (Whitaker) Adams; a son, Wendell & (Gail) Adams of Somerset; a daughter, Rachel & (Jerry) Manning of London; and a granddaughter, Natalie.
He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and five sisters.
Service times are pending and will be announced at a later date by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.
Cletus Ralph Burton, 75, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born in Somerset, on July 27, 1946; son of the late Eugene and Ruby Mae Burton. He retired from the Somerset City Gas department. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, and going to car shows. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He never met a stranger, and enjoyed talking to people. He loved watching baseball, gardening and doing things outdoors. He attended White Oak Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Fern LaFavers Burton, whom he married on November 4, 1964; his children, Jeffery & (Ruth Ann Ashbrook) Burton, Scottie Cletus Burton; grandchildren, Marissa Brooke & (Josh) McClendon, Jon Blake Burton & (Raygen Bingham), Clayton Ross Burton, , and Bailey Logan Burton; great-grandchildren, Arias Blake Burton, Adley Nova Burton, Avery Reign Burton, and Benjamin McClendon; siblings, Calvin Burton, Alfreda Burton, and Judy Burton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Randy Burton; two siblings, Shirley Louise Burton Calhoun, and Gary C. Burton.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Friday, October 1, 2021 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Josh McClendon officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends after 11 AM Friday, October 1, 2021 at Pulaski Funeral Home until time for services.
At the request of the family, due to the pandemic facing us masks will be required upon entry to the funeral home.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.
Gary Loveless, 52 of Somerset, Kentucky went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 27, 2021.
He was born in Somerset on April 11, 1969; son of the late Herbert & Pauline Adams Loveless. He worked as a mechanic for K&T Saw Shop for a number of years. He was a member of Community Baptist Church. He was known in the community for being a small engine repair mechanic. He was an active hunter, who enjoyed fishing, especially with his grandsons. He loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Thompson Loveless; a daughter, Amanda & (Dustin) Winchester; two grandsons, Landen Winchester and Logan Winchester; brothers, James & (Joyce) Loveless, Rex & (Melinda) Loveless, CD Loveless, Chris & (Ashley) Loveless; sisters, Lois & (Tim) Beasley, and Rita & (Bubby) Phillips; a sister-in-law, Kelly Loveless; and a best friend, Jerry Beasley; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert & Pauline Adams Loveless; a father-in-law, Orville Thompson; a brother, Ricky Loveless; and a sister, Vicky Loveless.
A funeral service will be held at 3 PM Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Shaw officiating.
Burial will be in Grave Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends after 12 PM Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Pulaski Funeral Home.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of Gary Loveless.
Betty Lawson Turner, age 77, of Somerset, KY., passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Somerset Nursing and Rehab Center.
Betty was born on December 5, 1943 in Somerset, KY., to the late Robert and Nancy Taylor Lawson. She was a homemaker and loved watching the birds and squirrels outside of her window. Betty enjoyed playing bingo, working crossword puzzles, and watching westerns.
She is survived her daughter, Melissa (Chad) Wilson of Somerset; three grandchildren, Christopher Wilson, Erica Slavey (Devin Lewis) and Aaron Slavey; one great-grandson, Jaxton Lewis; four brothers, Robert Lawson of Eubank; William Lawson of Indianapolis; James Lawson of Somerset; and Sam Lawson of Somerset and one sister, Doris Placek of London, KY.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Georgie Whitaker and Ethel Wright and one brother, Leon Lawson.
Visitation will be Thursday, September 30, 2021 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. Tony Hall officiating.
Burial will be at Chaney 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 Betty Turner.
Betty Jo Young, 80 of Somerset, passed from this life unexpectedly on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the University of Kentucky.
She was born on May 6, 1941 in Columbia, Kentucky, daughter of the late Jack and Ruth VanHoy Young. Betty graduated from Lindsey Wilson College with an Associate Degree and dedicated many years to the insurance business as a clerical worker. Betty was loving, kind-hearted and generous person. While she had no children of her own, she enjoyed spending time with her niece and nephew and they became special to her as well as her great-nieces and nephews. She was of the Christian Faith and a member of the Southland Christian Church in Lexington.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister; Glenna Edwards.
Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory, a niece; Stephanie (Brian) Whitaker of Somerset and Joseph Christopher (Emily) Edwards of Owensboro, great nieces and nephews; Josh and Addie Reese Edwards, Hannah (Austin) Coomer and Emily Whitaker, great-great niece Lakynn Baber and great-great nephew; Kipp Baber. She is also survived by special friends that have been close to her since her childhood; Sharon Mandt, Ann Todd Dupree, Janice Yarberry, Sharon Lynn McMahan, Nancy Fouser, Marian Jarboe, and Jane Keltner as well as those who were waiting for her on the other side; Martha Collier, Betty Ray Swan and Marilyn Harvey. Betty will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the Chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company & Crematory.
The Celebration of Life memorial Service will be at 6:00 pm in the Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brian Whitaker officiating.
You may offer condolences and sign the online register book at www.somersetundertaking.com
Somerset Undertaking Company & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements for Betty Jo Young.
Dorothy “Dot” Clements, of Liberty, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 88.
Born on April 10, 1933, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Lucille Wethington Foster. She was a homemaker. Dot was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, and playing bingo and cards. More than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.
Dot is survived by two daughters, Cathy Holt and Debbie (Mike) Farris, both of Liberty; a son, Bryan (Dolly) Clements of Liberty; two grandchildren, Jennifer Rodgers and Wesley Clements; a great-granddaughter, Kayliee; and five sisters, Louise Lewis of Cincinnati, Jeanie (Bernal) Wethington of Louisville, Verna Lewis of Somerset, Janice Coffman of Louisville, and Joy (Joe) Traylor of Liberty.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin W. Clements; a sister, Frances Smith; two brothers, James Foster and Charles Foster; and a grandson, Jonathan Farris.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father George Otuma officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Bernard Catholic Church.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, September 27, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with a prayer service held at 7:30 P.M.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Kristin Elisabeth Weddle, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in Liberty. She was 32.
Born on December 7, 1988, in Somerset, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Chris and Connie Hatter Weddle. Kristin was a member of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. She graduated from Casey County High School. She can best be described as a kind, caring, compassionate, and highly intelligent person that felt the desire to always help others. Kristin had a passion for history and politics. She advocated for social justice and never feared to speak her mind. She also loved to travel and longed to see the world.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Aimee Weddle of Liberty; a brother, Joshua Weddle of Liberty; a maternal grandmother, Mildred Hatter of Liberty; and two nieces, Katelyn and Kelsey Eads.
She is preceded in death by a brother, Bradley Weddle; maternal grandfather, John S. Hatter; and paternal grandparents, RC and Alma Vida Weddle.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Dwight Hatter and Bro. Marty Shackelford officiating.
Burial will follow in Fair Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Mary Sparr, Lauren Hatter, Sarah Garrett, Jenny Wittenauer, Caleb Heselton, Will Hatter, Aaron Cain, and Jason Weeks.
Honorary pallbearers will be Aimee Weddle and Joshua Weddle.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the Casey County Children’s Fund Backpack Program to 1922 N US 127, Liberty, KY 42539.
Arrangements for Ms. Kristin Elisabeth Weddle are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Helen Louise Godbey, age 81 of Yosemite, KY passed away on Saturday September 25th, 2021, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. She was born March 7th, 1940, in Argyle KY, a daughter of the late Oakley and Martha Godby Phelps.
Louise was the widow of Elmer Lytton “Lyt” Godbey who passed away on December 27th, 1999.
Louise was a homemaker.
Survivors include: One Son: Ronnie Gene Godbey of Yosemite, One Daughter: Sandra Joyce and (Gilbert) Cravens of Liberty, Six Grandchildren: Aaron and (Hillary) Godbey, Gena and (Matthew) Atwood, Brittney Hamilton and (Chase Abell), Dewayne Hamilton, Derrick Hamilton and Makayla Cravens. Two Sisters: Shirley Dick of Bethelridge and Lillian Dick of Somerset and Two Brothers: Alvie Phelps of Mintonville and Ricky Phelps of Science Hill.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and spouse was One Son: Paul Anthony Godbey, One Grandchild: Rebeka Hamilton and One Brother: Lewis Phelps.
Visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday September 29th, 2021, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday September 29th, 2021, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.
Bro. David Hicks and Matthew Atwood officiating.
Burial will be in the Valley Oak Cemetery.
Kenney Michael Hancock, age 67, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Friday, September 24, 2021 at his home.
Kenney was born April 30, 1954 in Monticello, Kentucky to Bessie R. Hancock.
He was of the Christian faith and enjoyed fishing, playing guitar, singing, preaching and spending time with children.
Kenney was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie R. Hancock; brother, Mickey D. Hancock; sister, Ada L. Burke; grandsons, Daniel Reynolds, great-grandson, Jayden Johnson; son-in-law, Jack E. Johnson; along with really good friends he missed till’ the end, Former Wayne Co. Sherriff, James A. Hill; Mike B. Kelsey and Dean Poore, along with many friends he enjoyed thru his life.
Kenney leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, Michael Adam Hancock; daughters, Toshia Johnson (Danny) of OH; Amy Burton (Jeremy) of Nancy, Ky; Ashley Hancock (BJ) of VA; mother of his children, Jenny Campbell; grandchildren, Dasean Johnson, Isaiah Johnson, Cortney Johnson, Devin M. Hancock, Dylan M. Hancock, Dakota A. Smith, Matthew Layne Hancock, Callie Burton, Brooklyn Poloni (Kody), great-grandchildren, Jackson Johnson, Aniyah Johnson, Gunner Poloni, Kolton Poloni, Dre Johnson, Bently; grandson (Layne’s) mother, Essie Wagers. His life message was, “Ye Must Be Born Again”.
In accordance with Kenney’s wishes there will be no services.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Kenney Michael Hancock.
Mr. Lloyd Calhoun was born on July 21, 1936 to the union of James H. and Maude Calhoun of Sloans Valley, Ky. Lloyd departed this life September 21, 2021 at Clermont Mercy Hospital of Cincinnati, Ohio. Having attained the age of 85 years of age.
Lloyd was united in marriage to Freda New Calhoun on September 19, 1959, whom he was married to for 62 years. From this union they were blessed with two children, James David Calhoun and Melissa Calhoun Douglas. Freda and son, James David survive.
James David and Melissa blessed Lloyd with five grandchildren and one great-grandchild:
Nicolas “Nicky” Calhoun, Sierra Douglas Nickum, Austin Douglas, Dalton Calhoun, Rumor Calhoun, and Gabe Strong; great-grandchild, Eli Nickum Hinkle.
In addition to his parents, Lloyd is preceded in death by brothers, Les, Lynn, Leonard, Lindsey, Linville and sisters, Lillie Mae Davidson, Lola Campbell, and Ladora Buxton.
Survivors who mourn his passing are brothers, Larry Wayne “Bear” Calhoun, Leman Brent Calhoun, sisters, Linda Grider, Barbara Johnson and a special nephew, Ed Calhoun.
Lloyd served in the United States Airforce and attended First Baptist Church of Este. He loved UK Basketball, nature and deer, hunting with brothers, Bear and Brent, not just to kill dear but to be out in the country bonding with them. Lloyd loved to talk, mostly reminiscing about things of his past. Recently, he loved sitting on Linda’s porch waving to everyone who passed by. He was also loved for Linda to drive him around until he got so scared of near accidents and reckless driving, he refused to go riding with her anymore.
Lloyd and Freda loved to sing gospel music, and like their marriage, in harmony they sung praises to their Lord and Savior.
Lloyd is now gone to his heavenly home to be with his beloved daughter, Melissa, and other family and friends. “Go Rest High on that Mountain”, Lloyd, your time on earth may be over but your eternal home “Is just in sight”.
To this kind, loving and compassionate man we bid you farewell until it is our turn to meet you again.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow in Sloans Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gideon Bible Plan.
Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Honor Guard Post #38.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Lloyd Calhoun.
Rebecca Sue Edwards, age 72, of Albany, Kentucky, passed from this life on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Clinton County Care and Rehab Center.
She was born on August 26, 1949 in Martinsville, Indiana, daughter of the late William and Betty Jean Hollenback Cruze.
She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Sonny Clark.
She is survived by 2 sons; Mike Mays (Debbie Cummings) of Monticello and Donald Mays of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, 2 daughters; Paulette Wilson of Burkesville and Donna Portman (Joseph) of Albany, 1 sister; Beverly Buroscoe of Indiana, 34 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ms. Rebecca Sue Edwards.
James L. "Jim" Wolsey, 64, of Monticello, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at Bowling Green Medical Center.
He was born in Somerset on October 23, 1956; son of the late Hoover Wayne Wolsey and Evelyna West. He worked for a number of years at Warrick Radiator. He enjoyed walking at the mall, playing B-I-N-G-O and Pool, fishing, and talking on the CB Radio.
He is survived by his children, Sheena & (B) Lovins, MJ Daniel, Nic & (Jackie) Wolsey, and Jamie & (Christie) Wolsey; grandchildren, Brian Herrin, Jr., Harley Herrin, Isiah Hernandez, Hunter Hernandez, CJ Burdine, Michael Dowdy, Jr., Summer & (Timothy) Hall, Angel Dowdy, Morgan Allen, McKeanzie Allen, and Serenity Bidwell; a brother, Timothy & (Linda) Clines; a sister, Sherry Clines; two special children, Gigi and Trixie; a special friend, Gena Clines; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Kay Wolsey, his mother, Evelyna West, the father who raised him, Bill Clines; a daughter, Jo Wolsey; and three siblings, Bobby Clines, Bill Jo West, and Mike Wolsey.
A Celebration of life service will be held at 4 PM Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 PM Wednesday, September 29, 2021 until time for services.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.
Benjamin “Eugene” Turpin, age 86, of Monticello, departed this life on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Eugene was born on September 17, 1935 in Wayne County, KY., to the late Benjamin Roy and Ora Simpson Turpin. He worked at Cumberland Wood and Chair for 35 years and retired as Security from Cobb Vantress in Wayne County. Eugene was of the Baptist faith and attended Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and going on fishing trips with his son Gary.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Silvers Turpin, whom he married on September 27, 1956 in Tateville, KY; a son, Gary Eugene (Janice) Turpin of Somerset; a daughter, Dorothy Anne West (Mark Daulton) of Nancy; two grandchildren, Barry (Courtney) Turpin and Samantha Flynn, both of Monticello; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin Eugene Turpin and Saylor Ra-Lee Turpin; a brother, Cecil (Lula) Turpin of Monticello and also several nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brandy Delisa Turpin; one brother, Luid Elmer (Jewell Dean) Turpin and a sister, Rosemary (Henry) Nevels.
Eugene is loved and missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
His funeral service will follow on Thursday at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Adam Evans officiating.
Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery of the Frazer Community.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or Hospice of Lake Cumberland 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: www.lakecumberlandfuneralservice.com
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Eugene Turpin.
Elfreda Jones, age 96, formerly of Somerset, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Pine Meadows Post Acute Care Center in Lexington, KY.
Elfreda was born on November 30, 1924 in Naomi, KY., to the late Chester and Ella Flynn Ard. She was a member of Duke Memorial Baptist Church. She retired from Palm Beach as a seamstress.
She is survived a daughter, Glenna (Ernest Vanroy) Kuhnapfel of Lexington; a sister, Earlene (Lindsey) Burton; six grandchildren, Jeanne (Ricardo) Ocampo, Tami Jones, Jon (Karen) Jones, Lorie (Chris) Fisher, Lindsey (Ryan) Czaplenski, and Shauna D (Jerome) Nadeau; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a very dear friend, Betty Hudson Yahnig.
Preceded in death by her husband, James Edsel Jones; a son, Everett Dell Jones; two brothers, Clifford (Veta) Ard and Kenneth (Velna) Ard and two sisters, Havena (W.D.) Hudson and Geneva (Dewayne) Roberts.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
Her private funeral service for the family will follow on Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Duke Memorial Baptist Church or Hospice of Bluegrass at 1733 Harrodsburg Road Lexington, KY 40504.
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 Elfreda Jones.
Michael Jerome Kemper, 68, of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday September 22, 2021, at Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.
Michael was born on August 22, 1953 in Dayton, Ohio to Myrtle Harris Kemper, and the late Marion Kemper. He was a member of Freedom Christian Church, an avid car enthusiast, a member of Somernites Cruise, and he obtained a sixth degree black belt, with the rank of Master in Shao-lin.
He is survived by one son, Matthew Thomas Kemper, ; one daughter, Hollie Koger (Doug), both of Nancy, KY; three grandchildren, Austin “Hunter” Rainwater, Katherine Coleman, and Ezekiel “Loci” Robinson; his mother, Myrtle Kemper, of Eubank, KY; and his very special friend Alice Morrow, and her daughter Kim Morrow, of Somerset, KY.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marion Kemper, and Bro. Gregory Kemper.
Visitation will be on Sunday, September, 26, 2021 from 12:00PM until 2:00PM at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
His funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Vola Brown officiating. Burial will be at Freedom Cemetery, Eubank, KY.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Michael Kemper
Brigadier General Ronald Pierce Woodson, age 82, of Somerset, KY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Ron was born in Bronston, KY on what is now known as Woodson Bend Resort, on January 2, 1939 to the late John David and Grace Abbott Woodson. He was a graduate of Eubank High School and Berea College. Upon graduation from Berea, Ron began a lifetime of public service and joined the United States Army. He left the Army as a Captain to care for ailing parents and joined the Kentucky Army National Guard and worked for the Government of Accountability Office. It was during this time that Ron met the love of his life and married Mary Ann Turpen on July 19, 1969.
Ron continued his service and was elected to what was the first of 5 terms as Property Valuation Administrator. During his time as PVA he continued to rise in rank in the Guard, founded GRAM Software and continued to operate and maintain his proprietary software up until 4 weeks before his passing. In 1993, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. Before his retirement from the Guard in 1994, he completed what is known as the U.S. Army’s most physically demanding school and at the age of 52, become one of the oldest recipients to earn the Air Assault Badge.
Ron was a member of Campground Baptist Church, a member of the Officer Candidates School Hall of Fame along with many other organizations that are too numerous to mention. In his spare time, he enjoyed golf, woodworking, reading anything he can get his hands on and military history, but what he enjoyed most was his family and friends. He was smart, unassuming, generous and thoughtful. In true spirit of the man he was, his only concern at the end was that of his family, telling them to go to work or go home and get some rest.
Ron is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Woodson, sons Alan Woodson of Somerset and John Woodson (Jaime Ridner) of Somerset, KY. Two siblings, Hila (George) Williams of Scranton, PA and Creston (Pat) Woodson of Cypress, TX, scores of nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters in law, Peggy (Jack) Lockwood, Gladys Bryant, Jesse (Ruth) Turpen, Larry (Phyllis) Turpen, Othel (Tracey) Turpen, his KY National Guard family, his golf family of Eagles Nest Country Club, his golf family of Palmira Golf Club in Bonita Springs, FL and a lifetime of cherished friendships.
Preceding Ron in death are his parents, John David and Grace Woodson, his sisters Virginia Harman, Carol (Ed) Lawall and Joyce (Kenneth) Broughton, brothers Howard (Della) Woodson, J.D.(Myrtle) Woodson, Joe Woodson, Curt Woodson and Eddie (Pauline) Woodson. His father and mother in law, Othel “Pete” and Thelma Garner Turpen. Brothers and sister in law Ervin (June) Turpen, Curtis (Anna) Turpen, Murrell (Sally) Turpen, Dorsie (Dan) Hodapp, Eugene (Nancy Ann) Turpen and Glenn (Allene) Turpen.
Visitation for General Woodson will be held at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home on Sunday, September 26, beginning at 4pm for the family and 5pm for public.
His memorial service will be held Monday, September 27 at 11am with interment at Mill Springs National Cemetery, Major General Donald Storm officiating with eulogy from a special niece, Debbie Broughton Morrison.
The family would like to thank the staff at the ER at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the outstanding staff of Hospice of Lake Cumberland. The family encourages that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Dr, Somerset, KY 42503
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for General Ronald Woodson.
Ralph Chester Morrow, age 71, of Bronston, KY, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at his residence.
Ralph was born on April 8, 1950 in Wayne County, KY, to the late Chester and Esther Keith Morrow. He graduated from Wayne County High School in 1967 and was a member of Zion Baptist Church. Ralph retired from Crane Plumbing in Somerset and was the Captain, Treasurer, and Charter Member of the Bronston Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy New Morrow whom he married on March 24, 1971 in Tateville, KY; a son, Kevin (and Kasi) Morrow of Bronston; a daughter, Bridgett (and Carter) Stewart of Bronston; five grandchildren, Matthew (and Elise) Stewart of Cross, SC; Haley Morrow (Nevin Fent) of Bronston; Justin Stewart of Bronston; Braden Morrow of Bronston and Benjamin Stewart of Bronston; two brothers, Lisle (and Linda) Morrow of Bloomington, IN and Kenneth (and Donna) Morrow of Tateville, KY; two sisters, Louise New of Delta, KY and Jannett (and Gerald) Keith of Bronston and a sister-in-law, Nicky Morrow of Delta, KY.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert “Fairrell” Morrow and Joseph Morrow and one brother-in-law, Ronald New.
A graveside service open to the public will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 12:00pm at the Morrow Family Cemetery in Delta, KY with Bro. Chester New and Bro. Gary Lovitt officiating.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Morrow Family 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 Ralph Morrow.
Bro. James “Buddy” Lockard, age 69 of Bronston, KY, passed from this life on Saturday September 11, 2021 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital.
He was born on July 19, 1952 in Somerset, KY, son of James M. and the late Carolyn Lockard.
He was member of Calvary Baptist Tabernacle and retired from Tecumseh Products. He loved to preach God’s word. He traveled the country preaching in Church’s from Minnesota to Florida and places between. He always said, “I would rather wear out for the Lord than rust out for the devil.” He never looked for recognition for the work he did but countless lives were touched in his 38 years of ministry. He was surrendered into the ministry in 1975. He announced it to the church in 1981. He was ordained in October 1983 and started his first pastorate. He pastored at Tateville Baptist Church from October 1983 until November 1985. He then pastored Mt. Union Baptist Church from November 1985 until March 1991. In March 1991 he went into full time evangelist work. In 1999 he started the work at Bronston Baptist Tabernacle and stayed with that work until 2001. He preached his last message on August 12, 2021 in a meeting at Liberty Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Lockard, a brother, Joe Lockard, and 2 sisters, Linda Jones and Carol Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Lockard whom he married on April 11, 1970, 2 sons, Jamie (Lois) Lockard of Brodhead, Matthew Lockard (Rachael Kiefer) of Richmond, 2 grandchildren, Jackson Lockard (Jessica Norton) of Brodhead, Laura (Stephen) Bolin of Bloomfield, KY, father James M. Lockard of Bronston, Judy (Carl) Howard of Blue John, Teresa (Michael) Sweet of Somerset, Wanda Walden (Walter) of Bronston, brother, Roger (Debbie) Lockard of Burnside, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends.
Visitation will be Monday October 4, 2021 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM at West Bronston Baptist Church in Bronston, KY.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday October 5, 2021 at West Bronston Baptist Church in Bronston, KY with Bro. Tim Perry officiating with visitation beginning at 9 AM.
Burial will be in Bronston Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Earl Harris, Wayne Wilson, Tyler Perry, Charles Wilson, Randal Patton, Rodney Cheek, Josh Lockard and Jackson Lockard, Honorary Pallbearer, Dewayne Cheek.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, C/O Mission Fund, 6041 US 25, East Bernstadt, KY. 40729.
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should no perish by have everlasting Life.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Bro. James “Buddy” Lockard.
Edwin “Ed” Hamilton Tomes age 104 years 9 months and 17 days passed from this life on Monday, September 20, 2021.
He was born on December 3, 1916 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Hamilton Tomes Jr. and Theresa M. Gardella. He retired in 1982 from The Ford Motor Company in Sterling Heights, Michigan where he worked as a supervisor. He loved traveling around Europe and was an avid golfer. His greatest enjoyment came from attending horse racing events, especially the Kentucky Derby.
He is preceded in death by his parents, son Allen Edwin Tomes Sr., daughter Carol Ann Collins, son Thomas Walter Tomes, grandson Thomas Allen Tomes, brother Charles James Tomes, nephew Robert Edward Tomes, niece Theresa Ann Brown and his very dear friend Evelyn M. Hunley.
He is survived by his children; Mark (Julie) Tomes of Walled Lake, Michigan, Gary (Denna) Tomes of Fort Mill, South Carolina, Quinea (Robert) Rickard of Heath, Ohio, Cynthia (Michael) Fields of Olive Branch, Mississippi and his brother William Tomes of San Diego, California. He is also blessed with 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, canine companions Sarge and Major and his friends from his morning coffee crew: Jake, Doug, Ron, Ray and Millie.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 on Monday, September 27th at Southern Oaks Funeral Home 2110 KY-914, Somerset, KY 42503 with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Lakeside Memorial Gardens, 4790 W, KY-80, Somerset, KY 42503.
Rebecca “Becky” Lee Boyd, age 65, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Becky was born February 19, 1956 to William Kelley and Verda Mae Smith in Somerset, Kentucky.
She attended High Street Baptist Church when she was younger. She worked at McDonalds and Dairy Queen, never met a stranger and was kind to everyone. Becky loved spending time with her family, loved singing, Christian music and making Christmas cards.
Becky was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Steven Boyd; son, Robert Boyd; brother, Pat Kelley; sisters, Debbie Meeks and Sally Haynes.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Jennifer Chaplin (Matthew) of Somerset; sister, Carol Miller of CA; grandchildren, Chelsea Phillip (Mark Price) of Somerset; Chastin Chaplin of Somerset; Charlie Chaplin of Somerset; great-grandchildren, Elijah, Liam and Noah. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10 A.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 1 P.M.
Graveside service will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11 A.M. with Bro. Bobby Bell officiating at Southern Oaks Cemetery.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Rebecca “Becky” Lee Boyd.
Harry R. “Butch” Tyson, age 78, passed away peacefully being received into His Savior’s loving arms on September 22, 2021 in Somerset, Ky.
He was born 1942 in Versailles, Ky and was owner of Battery Warehouse, Somerset, Ky. He was the former executive director of the Chamber of Commerce of Hopkinsville, Ky. He attended Clermont Northeastern High School and to this day remained close with several classmates. He also attended University of Cincinnati. He had received the Distinguished Community Service Award from the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. He was of the honorable order of the Kentucky Colonels. He served as a Sergeant in the Ohio Army National Guard and was an expert marksman. He was an avid fisherman, UK basketball fan, loved to golf, travel, and have Sunday dinners with the (his) family.
He was an active member of the Science Hill Church of the Nazarene, serving on the board in the past. He previously served on the board at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Ky. as well.
Butch was proceeded in death by his cherished daughter, Tina Marie, mother, Doris May Tyson and father, Cecil Tyson, father-in- law, Lawrence Wilson and brother, William “Billy Joe” Tyson, and brother-in-law, Larry Wilson.
A loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, Butch is survived by his devoted wife, Jolene Tyson, of a blessed 56 years; son Rich (Patricia) Tyson and son Tim Tyson (Teresa) and grandchildren, Kaleb Harness, Valarie Tyson, Paige Tyson, Lance Tyson, Ashton Gardner, Tyler Gardner (Sarah), Kaylee Gardner and Brent Gardner, great grandson, Eron Gardner, sister-in-laws, Gina Miller (Eddie), Sheree Wilson (Dennis), brother-in-laws Darren Wilson (Marti) and mother-in-law, Marie Brock Wilson, special cousin Don Tyson (Sharon), several nieces and nephews, cousins and devoted friends.
At the request of the family and the pandemic facing us, masks will be required for attendance to all services. In order to protect Mrs. Jolene during this vulnerable time, the family will have a Zoom meeting set-up at the church so that attendee's may share their condolences with the family while at the service. We kindly request that all observe social distancing, and refrain from hugging, handshaking, or expression of concolences through traditional means.
The family will receive friends at the Science Hill Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 11:00 till 1:00 P.M. with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 P.M. and burial will follow in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the Tyson Family with arrangements.
Heather Renee Poff, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at her home. She was 40.
Born on August 19, 1981, in Danville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Jerry Poff and the late Deva Lawless Poff. Heather worked at Tarter Industries. She enjoyed spending time with her family, specifically her grandkids.
In addition to her father, she is survived by two daughters, Kelsey Thomas and Jaylen Caudill, both of Liberty; a sister, Devonda (Steve) Thompson of Liberty; a brother, Charles (Leslie) Poff of Shepherdsville; and two grandchildren, Rylan Hatfield and Kinsley Coffman.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, September 27, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Haste officiating.
Burial will follow in Valley Oak Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Monday, September 27, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
Brian Eugene Wardrip, age 51 of Kings Mountain, KY passed away on Wednesday September 22nd, 2021, at the Casey County Hospital. He was born September 30th, 1969, in Cincinnati, OH, a son of Danny and Becky Wardrip of Middleburg.
Brian was a laborer and attended Grove Ridge Baptist Church.
Additional Survivors include: One Daughter: Harper Elise Wardrip of Kings Mountain, KY, Four Siblings: Lovette Hogue, Danny Wesley Wardrip Jr. and Jennifer Lynn Martin both of Liberty and Danielle Pevley of Junction City and the Mother of his child: Ashley Brown.
Visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday September 27th, 2021, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday September 27th, 2021, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Shawn Conley officiating.
Burial will be in the Grove Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Bartle Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses.
The family requests that everyone in attendance for the visitation and funeral to Please wear a face covering.
William Douglas “Doug” Lane, age 58 of Liberty, KY passed away on Tuesday September 21st, 2021, at his residence. He was born December 6th, 1962, in Danville, KY, a son of the late William Deward Lane and Patricia Gaye Wethington Lane.
Doug was a roofer.
Survivors include: Three Children: Misty Gail Blair of Greenback, TN, Brandon Lane of Liberty and Whitley Hotop of Science Hill, KY, One Step Son: Patrick Martin of Liberty, Eight Grandchildren: Lucas, Hunter and Tucker Blair, Alyssa Clare, Alxeys Ellen and William Axel Lane, Braxton and Lilly Hotop, One Sister: Donna Roy of Liberty and One Brother: Randall Lane of Liberty.
Visitation will be held 11:30 A.M. Sunday September 26th, 2021, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday September 26th, 2021, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Phillip Patton officiating.