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OBITS Archives for 2021-02

EVELYN GARRETT

 

Evelyn Garrett of Somerset, KY, died, Tuesday, February, 23, 2021, following complications from surgery and chronic illness. She was 93. Evelyn had lived in Somerset for nearly 70 years.


She was born Evelyn Juanita Carlson, January 24, 1928, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to Rudolph and Edna (Nelson) Carlson. She met her husband, William W. Garrett, a disabled WWII Army veteran, while she was a nurse caring for wounded soldiers following that war. Mr. Garrett died in 1997.


Mrs. Garrett is survived by a sister, Carol Taylor, of San Antonio, TX, and a brother, Melvin Carlson, of Lancaster, WI.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her sister, Ruby Baldock, and brother, Albert Carlson.

 

Evelyn was a long time and steadfast member of the First United Methodist Church in Somerset and devoted a good deal of her time, treasure, and talent supporting Christian ministries and promoting efforts to further Christ’s kingdom.


Evelyn was a registered nurse who served with the Pulaski County Health Dept. for thirty two years. She retired in 1987 after having provided public healthcare, including giving shots and serving as a primary care provider, to several generations of local residents.


In addition to her religious passion, Evelyn was passionate about animals and farming. She and Bill traveled far and wide participating in Keeshond and Pomeranian show-dog competitions. Over the years Evie, as she was known to family and friends, owned three different farms in the areas surrounding Somerset. There, amongst other, less exotic animals, she raised Icelandic ponies and herds of beefalo. Mrs. Garrett held many offices in national beefalo organizations, including for a time serving as president of the American Beefalo Association.


Always a courageous and determined presence, Mrs. Garrett survived over a decade following radical cancer surgery and lived alone and independently in her home for the last seven years of her life even though completely blind--a testament to her indomitable spirit.

 

She will be entombed beside her husband at the Lakeside Memorial Gardens in association with the Pulaski Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of remembrance be made to the United Methodist Mountain Mission. Interment will take place on Tuesday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

 

Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 02, 2021
11:00 AM

 

Lakeside Memorial Gardens
4790 West Highway 80
Somerset, Kentucky
Pulaski Funeral Home, Somerset, in charge of arrangements.
 

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KATHI SCHAEFFER

 

Kathi Irene Schaeffer, age 67, of Burnside, Kentucky passed from this life Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at her home. 

 

Kathi was born December 8, 1953 in St. Petersburg, Florida to the late Gene Turner and Lucille Turner. 

 

She loved the Lord and spreading his word. Her heart was to lead children to Christ and teach them to worship. She trained children to ride hunt/seat and hunter jumpers. Kathi was active in her Church and was co-director of Heaven’s Door Chapel in Keno, Ky.  

 

Kathi was preceded in death by her parents.

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 42 years, David Schaeffer, and many nieces and nephews, whom she loved like her children.  

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Kathi Irene Schaeffer.  

 

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HOMER DANIELS JR.

 

Homer E. Daniels, Jr. age 39, of Monticello, Kentucky passed from this life Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Wayne County Hospital. 

 

Homer was born October 14, 1981 to Homer Daniels Sr. and Shirley Choate Daniels in Albany, Kentucky. 

 

He was of the Southern Baptist faith and enjoyed to ride horses and liked derby cars. He cherished his family.  

 

Homer was preceded in death by his father, Homer Daniels Sr., paternal grandparents, Willie Lester and Mamaw Evie Marie Daniels and maternal grandparents, Charlie and Marie Choate, 1 niece and 4 nephews. 

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Shirley Daniels, son, Homer Daniels III of Monticello, sisters, Terry Daniels and Betsey Welch both of Monticello, nephew, Zachary Welch and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be greatly missed. 

 

Visitation will be held Friday, February 26, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home.  

 

Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Michael Smedley officiating, burial will be in the Criswell Cemetery in Monticello.  

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Homer Daniels Jr. Memorial Fund.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Homer E. Daniels Jr.  

 

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MARGARITA NOVAK

 

Margarita Novak, age 73 of Nancy, Kentucky, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at her home.  

 

She was born on April 18, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas, daughter of the late Mathias Martinez and Hermalinda Flores Valdez.  

 

She was a retired accountant, a piano player, and loved to sing. She also loved to teach people about God’s kingdom, and she cherished her grandchildren.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard Valdez, Genaro Sanchez, and Joe Sanchez; and sisters, Velia Watts and Maria Delfina Valdez.  

 

She is survived by her husband Barry Novak; one son, John Novak (Cecelia) of TX; two daughters, Jorrie Fatheree (Christopher) of TX and Brenda Sparrow (Jamie) of Somerset; one brother, Humberto Valdez of TX; one sister, Mary Louise Flores of TX; and five grandchildren, Kaiden Smith, Reed Novak, Jonas Novak, Noah Sparrow, and Joshua Sparrow.  

 

A private memorial service will be held by the family.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Margarita Novak.  

 

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WINDY JOHNSON

 

Windy Johnson, age 48 of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida, Tennessee.  

 

She was born on May 17, 1972 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Clarence Campbell and the late Ester Annon Campbell.  

 

She was a cashier for Anderson’s Grocery, and liked thrift shopping and collecting purses. She loved to read and spend time with her grandkids.  

 

She was preceded in death by her mother; and her husband Michael Johnson.  

 

She is survived by her father, Clarence “Bud” Campbell of Springfield, OH; two sons, Charles Browning of Dayton, OH and Michael Johnson of Oneida, TN; one daughter, Brook (Blaine) Walden of Somerset; five grandchildren, Connor Browning, Chloe Browning, Branlin Walden, Adalin Walden, and Motley Walden; and a special nephew, Rex Patrick.  

 

A private memorial service will be held by the family.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Windy Johnson.  

 

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JOE FLOYD

 

Joe Thomas “Joe Tom” Floyd, 58, was born in Somerset, Kentucky on July 5, 1962. He passed away peacefully on February 23, 2021 with his wife and sister by his side.

 

Joe will be fondly remembered by those who knew him as a friendly and funny guy who enjoyed teasing people. He was loving, fun to be around, and a kind soul. When his nieces and nephews were younger, he enjoyed taking them camping at the creek, hunting, and four-wheeling. He also took them to numerous tractor pulls and even hosted many summer nights of tractor pulls in his own back yard. There was enough meat (that he had hunted) on the grill for everyone and lots of laughter and fun. Joe was a dairy farmer almost his whole life, and in the last five years he and Maribel also became foster parents to numerous children.

 

Joe was preceded in death by his father, Dean A. “Pud” Floyd.

 

Joe is survived by his wife, Maribel Bautista Floyd of Eubank, KY and his dogs, Peanut and Annie Mae; his mother, Virginia Baugh Floyd, of Louisville, KY; and his sisters Vickie Livesay, of Eubank, KY and Kathy Isaacs (John), of Louisville, KY. He is also survived by his nephews Samuel Isaacs and Johnny Isaacs (Shelly), both of Louisville, KY; and his nieces Lou Ann Isaacs Petzold (Franz), of The Woodlands, TX; Melanie Phelps (Miles), of Lexington, KY; and Lisa Lloyd (Brock), of Louisville, KY. He also had seven great nieces and nephews and many other family and friends.

 

A funeral service will be held at the Morris and Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill, Kentucky on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:00pm.

 

Visitation for family will begin at 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, and it will be open to friends from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday.

 

Joe will be buried at Goodhope Cemetery. 

 

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MICHAEL HAMPTON

 

Michael Otis Hampton, 44, of Waynesburg, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford.

 

He was born on June 17, 1976 in Stanford; son of Margaret (Allen) Hampton of Waynesburg & the late Willie Hampton. He was a construction worker.

 

He is survived by his mother; his wife, April (Browning) Hampton; three sons, Matthew Crum, Michael Shawn Hampton, & Michah Alexander Hampton; a step-son, Landon Luster; a daughter, Cloie Luster; four sisters, Thelma Wallen, Charlene Coy, Annie Adams, & Ruby Allen; and two grandchildren, Adalynne Mae Vergara & Kayson Vergara.

 

He is preceded in death by his father and three brothers, Don, George, & Dee Hampton.

 

A Funeral Service will be held 12:00 PM Monday, March 1, 2021 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

Burial will be in Allen Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Monday, March 1, 2021 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

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ROBERT GRIFFIS

 

Robert Glen Griffis age 60, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Thursday, February 18, 2021 at his home.  

 

Robert was born August 5, 1960 to Morris Griffis and Dorothy Decker Grimsley in Somerset, Kentucky.  

He liked to dance and working, but most of all cherished his family.  

 

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Morris Griffis, brother, Jimmy Griffis and sister, Elizabeth Hollaway.  

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Dorothy Grimsley, son, Robert Coomer (Cheranda) of Somerset, daughters, Misty Coomer of Nicholasville, Amy Burton (Raymond) of Texas, Heather Coomer (Brandon) of Somerset, brothers, Arlen Griffis (Twila) of Lexington, Roger Griffis of Nicholasville, Delbert Griffis of Bronston, sister, Mary Hill of Somerset and several grandchildren.  

 

Visitation will be held Friday, February 26, 2021 from 12 to 2 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 2 P.M., burial will follow in Alexandria Chapel Cemetery.  

 

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RONALD HAMPTON, JR.

 

Ronald Edward Hampton, Jr., age 56, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

Ronald was born on February 20, 1965 in Lansing, MI to Christine Stephens Cheatham; and the late Ronald Hampton.  He attended and was baptized at Southside Church of God of Prophecy in Somerset.  Ronald loved to watch his sports.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Vanover Hampton, whom he married on November 4, 1983; two daughters, Christinna Marie (and Barrett) Moss of Somerset and Alysha Lynn (and Richard) Blanton of Somerset; eight grandchildren, Zoey Hampton, Henley Moss, Walker “Storm” Moss, Harbor Moss, Christian Brown, Jeremiah Blanton, Keanna Blanton, Kayleanna Blanton; his mother, Christine (and Raymond Roysdon) Cheatham of Huntsville, TN; two brothers, Phillip (and Kimberly) Hampton of Somerset and Oscar Hampton of MI; two sisters, Christa Hampton of Somerset and Geraldine “Sissy” Cheatham of MI; and several nieces, nephews and other family members.

 

Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

 

Visitation will be on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 12:00pm until 2:20pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

His funeral service will follow on Friday at 2:20pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Isaiah Super officiating. 

 

Burial will be at Providence Cemetery.

 

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PATRICIA KELLY

 

Patricia Ann Kelly, of Russell Springs, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at her home.  She was 54 years old.

 

Patricia was born on December 2, 1966, in Indianapolis, Indiana, daughter of the late William and Emma McFarland Glover.  She was raised in Russell Springs and became a successful business owner.  Patricia married David Kelly in May of 2011 and together, ran his trucking business.  She had a heart of gold and would make sure everyone else was taken care of.  Patricia enjoyed gardening and playing with the grandchildren.  She was a loving wife, mother and sister.

 

She is survived by her husband, David; her son, Trent (and Trisha) Foley, of Russell Springs; her step-daughters, Nancy (and Cim) Rodriguez, of Sneeds Ferry, North Carolina, Arnette Grabowski, of Russell Springs, and Robin (and Patrick) Pullman, of San Angelo, Texas; her brother, Jimmy (and Diana) Gaskins, of Indianapolis, Indiana; her sister, Brenda York, of Dunnville; and her grandchildren, Grant Foley, Felix, Oliver, Chandra, Rory and Jasmine.

 

Along with her parents, preceding Patricia in death are her daughter, Tosha Foley, who passed away on September 18, 2002; her brother, Lee Gaskins; and her sister, Linda Keeling.

 

Visitation will be Friday, February 26, 2021, at Bethesda Community Fellowship, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  There will be a visitation on Saturday, February 27, after 9:00 a.m., until time for services.

 

Funeral services are Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at Bethesda Community Fellowship, with Bro. Billy Dunbar officiating. 

 

Burial will be in the Freedom-Lawless Cemetery.

 

 

Patricia’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.

 

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VIVIAN MARIE COLEMAN BLACK

Vivian Marie Coleman Black age 92 of Yosemite, KY passed away on Monday February 22nd, 2021 at the Liberty Care Center. She was born in Casey Co., KY on August 23rd, 1928 a daughter of the late Ernest and Ora Rhoda Lanham Coleman.

 

Vivian was the widow of Lyman Black who passed away on March 1st, 1981.

 

Vivian was a farmer.

 

 Survivors include: Ten Grandchildren, Fifteen Great Grandchildren, Five Great-Great Grandchildren and  Four Sisters: Dorothy Brown of Liberty, Betty Moran of Kings Mountain, Peggy Combs of Moreland and Polly Durham of Yosemite.

 

Preceding her in death besides her parents and spouse was: Two Sons: Wayne and Mike Black, Three Daughters: Vicki Black, Mona Short and Donna Johnson, Two Grandchildren, Two Brothers: Charles and Ernie Coleman and One Sister: Frances Dinger.

 

A Walk Thru Visitation will be held 11:30 A.M. Friday February 26th, 2021 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday February 26th, 2021 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Johnny Maupin officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Casey County Memorial Gardens.

 

For the health and respect of the family please follow all rules for social distancing.

 

Online Condolences may be expressed at www.bartlefuneralhome.com

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GLORIA ROBERTS

 

Gloria Jean Roberts, age 78, of Somerset, passed from this life on Friday, February 19 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital after an extended illness.

 

She was born on March 29, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, daughter of the late Andrew Crosby and Eleanor Dugan Crosby.   Gloria was a retired Secretary for the Cumberland Medical Lab in Somerset.  Gloria was of the Catholic Faith and a member of the St. Mildred’s Catholic Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and friends.  She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.

 

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister; Beth Watts and a daughter-in-law; Whitney Roberts. 

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, three sons; Andrew Roberts of Lexington, Kentucky, Jim (Diane) Roberts of Louisville, Kentucky and Kevin (Teresa) Roberts of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, a sister; Pat Paluzi of Somerset, Kentucky, her grandchildren, Kandice Roberts, Jared Roberts, Tanner Roberts, Kinsey Roberts and Haleigh Roberts, two nephews; Joe Paluzi and Chris Paluzi.  She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in the Chapel at St. Mildred’s Catholic Church. 

 

The Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 pm with Father Jay VonHandorf officiating. 

 

Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Lakeside Memorial Gardens. 

 

Somerset Undertaking Company in charge of arrangements.

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CHARLES MORGAN

 

Charles “Charlie” Wesley Morgan was born on May 6, 1948 to William “Wess” Joseph Morgan and Sarah Arminnie Bolton Morgan in Mt. Victory, Kentucky. He married the love of his life, Mollie Lynn Bradley on February 28, 1969 in Mt. Victory.  

 

Charles is survived by his wife Mollie, two sons Chris (Michele) Morgan and Travis (Jennifer) Morgan, two daughters JoElla (Larry) Crowder and Sarah (Jarred) Davis, five grandchildren Lauren Jade, Lucas and Liam Morgan, Trey and Zoey Crowder, brothers and sister-in-law, Leo (Alma) Bradley, Bertean Chaney, Foster “Hank” Bradley, Rosalean (Roy) Evans, Midge (Herman) Placke, and Wilena Brown, special friends Kenny Stewart, Bro. Harold Harris, Bobby Crowe, Alvin Caldwell, Don Morgan, and many others that gathered at his office each morning for coffee and conversation, and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.  

 

Charles was preceded in death by his daughter Flonnie Elizabeth, parents Wess and Minnie Morgan, brothers Rufus (Wilma), William Grant, Joe (Marcella), Kenneth (Theresa), Johnny, Ray, Calvin, Wayne, and Jimmy, sisters Orpha (Jack) Nolen, Dorothy Shelton, and Margie (Richard) Padgett, and brother-in-law Delano (Joyce) Bradley.  

 

Charles, who was the owner of Morgan’s Heating and Air, had an exemplary work ethic which he has passed on to his children. He loved making molasses, antiques, playing practical jokes, tending his goats, and watching TV. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. Charles was a member of Goodwater Church of God.  

 

Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

 

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Robbie Barron and Bro. Dalous Sears officiating.

 

Burial will be in Bradley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Morgan, Travis Morgan, Earl Padgett, Darrell Morgan, Benny Morgan, and Alvin Caldwell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenny Stewart, Bobby Crowe, and Bro. Harold Harris.

 

 

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INA DAVIS

 

Ina Hammond Davis, of Liberty, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 94.

 

Born on October 18, 1926, in Dunnville, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Lewis Ray ad Oressa Rubarts Hammond. Ina was a housewife. She was a member of Dunnville Christian Church where she taught Sunday School for numerous years. Ina was known for being a very devout Christian lady.

 

She is survived by three sons, James Davis of Danville, Barry Davis of Ormand Beach, Florida, and Brian (and Jill) Davis of Somerset; a daughter, Katherine Davis of Okeechobee, Florida; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by two sisters, Regina Murphy and Louise Hammond.

 

The funeral service will be held privately for family only at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Derick Terry officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.

 

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MARGIE SPAW

 

Margie A. Spaw, of Liberty, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 87.

 

Born on November 29, 1933, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Retta Pittman Davenport. Margie was a member of Athens Church of Christ. She formerly worked at Liberty Sportswear and OshKosh. She was also a former Store Clerk for Top Dollar. Margie enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She had a great love for all of her grandchildren.

 

She is survived by two sons, Kenny (and Malinda) Spaw and Kevin (and Jill) Spaw, both of Liberty; a sister, Sherlean Wilson of Florence; five grandchildren, Amanda Woods, Carrie Ann (and Matthew) Willoughby, Jessica (and Brandon) Snow, Nathan (and Breanna) Spaw, and Tiffany Spaw; ten great-grandchildren, Shelby, Ethan, and Owen Willoughby, Brayden and Tucker Snow, Makencie, Katlyn, and Haylee Woods, Keegan Stone, and Avery Spaw; and a nephew, Marty Wilson of Florence.

 

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Haskel Coy Spaw, who passed away on November 7, 1995; and a son, Ricky Darrell Spaw.

 

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Athens Church of Christ with Bro. Jerry Burton officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Poplar Hill Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Athens Church of Christ and from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Athens Church of Christ.  

 

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Athens Church of Christ c/o Kevin Spaw, 2367 Jonathan Fork Road, Liberty, KY 42539.

 

Pallbearers will be Kenny Spaw, Kevin Spaw, Nathan Spaw, Matt Willoughby, Ethan Willoughby, Brandon Snow, Brayden Snow, and Owen Willoughby.

 

McKinney Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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ROSS STAHL

 

Ross Stahl, 70, of Somerset, Kentucky passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born on March 30, 1950; son of the late Ross and Freda Stahl. He was a retired body shop manager for Jeff Treado. Ross loved watching TV Land, watching Andy Griffith, and riding motorcycles when his health permitted. He loved playing the lottery, and one of his favorite says was "straight to the moon".

 

He is survived by his daughters, Anita & (Carlos) Helton, and Freda Nelson; a son, Ross Stahl., Jr. and Vickie; a sister, Kathy McConnell; three brothers, Ray Stahl, David Stahl, and Aaron Stahl; grandchildren, Faith Duggis, RJ Duggins, and several others; great-grandchildren, Chritopher Brumley, and several others.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 19 years, Bonnie Stahl; his parents; and a grand-daughter, Leanna Brumley.

 

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home.

 

Entombment will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

 

The family will receive friends from 1 PM until time for services.

 

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COY ALLEN

 

Coy Allen, of Lexington, passed away on February 21, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was 78.

 

Born August 4, 1942, in Casey County, KY, he was a son of the late Lured and Della Woodrum Allen. Coy was a retired truck driver and a US Army Veteran. He liked to fish.

 

Survivors include his sister, Geneva Nichols of Blue Ash, OH; nephews, Greg and Larry; and nieces, Sandy, Tina, and Annette.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin infant children; brothers, Sherrell, Shelby, and Omer Allen; sister, Adele Stafford; and nephews, Mark and Jay.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Saturday, February 27, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Andy Newman officiating.

 

Burial will follow in the Whited Cemetery with military rites by the Casey County Honor Guard.

 

Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until 1:00PM on Saturday at the funeral home. 

 

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CLIFFORD BUTT

 

Clifford Butt, 85, of Somerset, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

He was born on October 15, 1935 in Bethlehem, Kentucky to Mary Hines Butt and Arnold Butt.

 

Clifford is survived by his by his loving wife of 45 years, Mary Hargis Butt, married in April of 1976; one son, Mitchell Lee Butt of Nancy; two daughters, Sandra Gail Butt of Nancy, and Rebecca & (Edward) Roberts of Eubank; one sister, Jeanetta King of Indiana; grand children, Chris & (Lisa) Butt, Brandon Butt, Joseph Miller, Dallas & (Sheena) Segars, Sean Segars, Kaitlyn Jackson & (Logan McMahan), Noah Hardwick, and Haylee Roberts; a host of great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by both of his parent; four brothers, Eugene, Junior, Wendell, and Gilbert Butt; one daughter, Brenda Sue Butt; and one grandson, Marcus Scott Logan.

 

Clifford was of the baptist faith, and a member of East Somerset Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandparent, and great-grandparent. He was a long time employee of Don Molden Pipe & Supply. In his spare time he loved researching genealogy and his family history. He was especially intrigued by the wars his ancestors served in, and collected memorabilia from generations past. 

 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 26, 2021 at Bethlehem Cemetery.

 

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

 

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PATRICIA WETHINGTON

 

Patricia “Pat” Wethington, of Dixon, MO, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021. She was 68.

 

Born March 8, 1952, in Michigan City, IN, she was a daughter of the late Ira Rodgers and Nora Murphy Rodgers Evans. She grew up on Possum Trot in Casey County, KY in a home built by her father. She married Ronald E. “Ronnie” Wethington on October 27, 1969. After Ronnie joined the Army, Pat traveled with him wherever he was stationed. She led the Family Readiness Group in the Army for new and incoming families. Pat dedicated her life to service, whether it was supporting her husband in the military or caring for her disabled children.  After retiring as a Corrections Officer for the Missouri Dept. of Corrections, she  became a strong supporter in the Special Olympics and Missouri Braille Rally for her children. Pat was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Clementsville, KY.

 

Survivors include her sons, William Wethington and Shawn (and Lucretia) Wethington, both of Dixon, MO; 8 grandchildren, Hayden, Noah, Tanner, Gavin, Dylan, Bella, Addilynn, and Cody; brothers, Roy (and June) Rodgers of Ohio and Russell (and Debbie) Evans of Indiana; sisters, Mary (and Leroy) Fluke of Oklahoma, Sandy (and Brad) Owens, Joy (and Harvey) Weaver, Pam Sanders, Kim (and Charles) Wiley, and Maryann (and Charles Patterson) Plummer, all of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronnie Wethington, who died Nov. 21, 2013; son, Rodney Wethington, who died Feb. 2, 2015; daughter, Rhonda Wethington, who died Aug. 15, 2018; brother, Ray Rodgers; and step-father, Bill Evans.

 

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, February 26, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father George Otuma officiating.

 

Burial will follow in the St. Bernard Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be from 6-9PM on Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with prayer service beginning at 7:00PM.

 

 

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BETTY SCALES OLIVERIO

 

Betty Lee Scales Oliverio, age 87, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at her residence.

 

Betty was born on September 13, 1933 in Somerset, KY to the late Eland Augustus Truman “True” Scales and Juey Hines Scales.  She was a part of the first graduating class of Pulaski County High School in 1951.   Betty was a floral designer at Louise’s Florist.  She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and enjoyed singing. 

 

She is survived by her loving daughter, Lisa (and Wilfred) Combs of Somerset; two brothers, Robert Daniel Scales of Pipersville, PA and William Eugene (and Elva) Scales of Versailles, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Oliverio, whom she married on March 14, 1964 in Mt. Washington, KY and he preceded her on July 25, 2016; and baby brother, Roy Scales.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, February 25, 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. Dave Muse and Bro. Ron Shepherd officiating. 

 

Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens. 

 

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RICHARD KEITH II

 

Richard Thomas “Richie” Keith II, of Louisville, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the UK Hospital in Lexington. He was 58.

 

Born January 24, 1963, in Louisville, KY, he is the son of Richard Thomas Keith and Wanda Bryant Keith, both of Louisville. After graduating from Somerset Community College, Richie worked in computer science. He was currently working for Perspecta as a software tester. He formerly worked for Ft. Knox. Richie was a song leader for Christian Believers Church in Sellersburg, IN and Jesus Name Tabernacle. He enjoyed playing the guitar and drums. Richie was a board game aficionado, video game lover, yard sale hound, comic book fan, and Message believer. He was also a foodie that loved to travel. Most of all, Richie felt his main purpose in life was to take care and make sacrifices for his family. He loved his grandkids more than anything else.

 

Survivors include his parents; his son, Matthew Thomas Keith of Louisville; daughter, Amber (and Seth) McCoy of Columbia; and three grandchildren, Nevaeh, Levi, and Rowan.

 

There will be a memorial service held at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions are suggested to help the family offset medical expenses.

 

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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JUDY WOODS

 

Judy Ann Woods, 60, of Science Hill, passed away, Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

 

She was born in Somerset, Kentucky on March 27, 1960; daughter of the late Lloyd and Geneva Keith Girdler. She retired after 38 years from General Electric. She loved golfing, spending time on the lake, and dancing. She was a member of the American Legion. Judy worked very hard all of her life to take care of her girls, often saying "she was the luckiest girl in the world". 

 

She is survived by her three daughters, Emily Ruckel, Erica & (Jason) Noel, and Ashley Ruckel; siblings, Roger Girdler & (Susan), Jeffrey Girdler, Janice Mink & (Buddy Williams), Debra Warren, and Pam Taylor; grandchildren, Haylee Ruckel, Jaylen Ebenkamp, Katelyn Ebenkamp, Nathan Ebenkamp, Devin Noel, and Jordan Noel; a great-grandchild, Ella Claire Long; two special dogs, Mr. Bill Bentley Woods, and Sasha Ruckel.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Woods, and her parents.

 

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at the chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Blevins officiating.

 

The family will receive friends after 1 PM Wednesday, February 24, 2021 until time for services.

 

The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff of Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

 

 

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JIM COLSON

 

James Barkley "Jim" Colson, of Science Hill, passed away, Friday, February 19, 2021, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was 71.

 

Jim was born September 9, 1949, in Somerset, Ky, the son of Barkley and Betty Colson. He was a graduate of Pulaski County High School. Jim was retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department. He was an active member of Science Hill Christian Church until the time of his passing. He was a member of the Somerset Jaycees. Jim loved sports, especially Pulaski County High School Maroon Athletics and the University of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball. For years Jim has been known as "The Popcorn Man" and he could be found manning the popcorn machine at the Pulaski County Fair and PCHS sporting events.

 

Jim is surrived by a sister, Anne (David) Dick, of Science Hill, a brother, Jeffrey Colson of Somerset, a niece Rebecca (Ryan) Cash of Science Hill, nephews, Forrest Colson of Somerset, and Jamie Colson of Somerset, two great-nephews, Andrew and Logan Cash of Science Hill, and numerous other family and friends.

 

Jim is predeceased by his parents Barkley and Betty Colson.

 

Visitation will be held at Pulaski Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

 

The family will receive visitors beginning at 6pm to 8pm.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2pm, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Pulaski Funeral Home.

 

Burial will be at Good Hope Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Science Hill Christian Church - P.O. Box 237, Science Hill, Kentucky 42553.

 

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RAYMOND 'TOONIE' BELL

 

Bro. Raymond “Toonie” Bell, of Burnside, Kentucky, passed from this life on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  

 

He was born on June 15, 1954 in Somerset, Kentucky, son of the late Raymond Garner and Edith Mae Morrow Bell.  

 

He was a member of New Hope Church of God of Prophecy. He was the former Pastor of Whitley City Church of God of Prophecy and New Hope Church of God of Prophecy, and a graduate of Burnside Class of 1972. “Toonie” loved fishing, playing his guitar and music. He cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.  

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Christina Bell Baker; brother, James Dale Bell; sister, Darlene Bell Hollan; and mother-in-law, Myron Dugger Smith.  

 

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Gaile Smith Bell, whom he married on April 19, 1974 at Oak Hill Baptist Church; son, Anthony Scott Bell of Burnside; brother, Robert Garner (Margie) Bell of Burnside; sisters, Joyce (Gary) Hartsock of Tyner, KY and Melissa Jane (Bill) Wilson of Somerset; grandchildren, Markus Allen Baker, Johnathan Darrell Baker, and Maddie Gaile Baker; son-in-law, Ronald Darrell Baker of Burnside; uncle, James Lockard of Bronston; aunt, Ruby Sullivan of Antioch; father-in-law, William Lee Smith of Somerset; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

 

Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Ray Ammons, Bro. Roger Dykes, and Bro. Rob Freeman officiating.

 

Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Tracey Wilson, Punchie Wilson, Pooh Wilson, Tom Decker, Steve McDaniels, Jason Stigall, Mark Baker, and John Baker.  

 

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LENA 'MARIE' MEEKS BERNARD

 

Lena “Marie” Meeks Bernard, age 92, of Jamestown, formerly of Dunnville, Kentucky passed away at The Fair Oaks nursing facility in Jamestown. She went to be with the Lord on February 16th, 2021. Marie was born on September 18th, 1928 to the late Gloid and Alice Roberts Meeks in the Pumpkin Chapel Community of Dunnville in Casey County. She was married to the late Elmer Bernard in 1961.

 

Marie was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and caregiver. She loved all of her family, friends & neighbors. She was full of love, laughter, and happiness. Her main hobbies were growing beautiful flowers, gardening, and quilting.

 

Marie is survived by a daughter Paula Bernard Barnes ( and B.B.) of Jamestown. She raised another daughter, Lisa Emerson Day (and Jim) of Somerset. One granddaughter, Jalena Barnes Bryant (and Garrett) of Jamestown,  and one great-granddaughter Jacklyn Rae Bryant. One brother, Argle Meeks (and Phyllis) of Russell Springs; followed by a host of nieces and nephews, who she loved dearly.

 

Along with her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Bernard; three sisters; Opal Roy (and Elsie) of Windsor, Gladys Emerson (and Elbert) of Windsor, and Beatrice Meeks, who passed away as a child; two brothers, Delmer Meeks (and Kathleen) of Dunnville, and Chester Meeks (and Lucy) of Indiana.

 

Funeral services are 1:00 p.m., CST, Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Thomas Ridge Church, with Bro. Mitchell Bunch and Bro. Herschel Lawhorn officiating. 

 

Burial will follow in Thomas Ridge Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, at Thomas Ridge Church,  from 11:30 a.m. CST until time for funeral services.

 

Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  

 

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CHERYL STRUNK

 

Cheryl Strunk age 64, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Thursday, February 18, 2021 at her home.

 

Cheryl was born February 22, 1956 to the late Dorwin Cottongim and Marlene Warren Barbee in Somerset, Kentucky.

 

She was a member of Potter’s Place Church in Somerset for 3 years and loved to do crafts, make candy and cooking.

 

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents.

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 45 years, Gary Strunk, son, Andrew Strunk of Somerset, daughter, Deidra Bunch (Patrick) of Missouri, sister, Glenda Warren (Barry) of Montevalo, AL, granddaughters, Celina Wright (Steven), Britney Rogers, great-grandchildren, Paul Aaron Wright, Ayrabella Wright and Keegan Wright, also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 1:00 P.M. with Bro. Teddy Johnson officiating, burial will follow in Clay Hill Cemetery.

 

 

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JOAN CRAWFORD HAMILTON

 

Joan Crawford Hamilton, 88, of Waynesburg, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at her residence.

 

She was born on June 7, 1932; daughter of the late Emory & Ruth (Moore) Elliott. She was a retired realtor.

 

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Hamilton of Lexington and a nephew, Joseph Woods of Waynesburg.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alexander Hamilton; a sister, Jessie Woods; and a nephew Shannon May.

 

A Funeral Service will be held 12:00 PM Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the New Life Church of God in Waynesburg with Bro. David Eastham officiating.

 

Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be after 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the New Life Church of God in Waynesburg.

 

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

 

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PATTY CHARLENE HOLTZCLAW BOLIN

Patty Charlene Holtzclaw Bolin, of Liberty, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021, in Russell Springs, Kentucky. She was 70.

 

Born on February 13, 1950, in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Flossie Rodgers Holtzclaw. Patty was a homemaker. She enjoyed being outdoors and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (and James Lee) Abston of Liberty; a sister, Arlie Sullivan of Georgia; two grandchildren, Vanessa (and Justin) Antle and Gregory (and Tessa) Abston, Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Zora Kate Antle and Skylinn Makenna Abston.

 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John Bolin; three sisters; and four brothers.

 

The funeral service will be held privately for immediate family members only with Bro. Scott Cochran officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Combest Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home to assist the Bolin family with funeral expenses.

 

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

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STEVEN VanHOOK

 

Steven Douglas VanHook, age 54, of Waynesburg, Kentucky, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, February 9, 2021. 

 

Born Wednesday, August 31, 1966 in Somerset, Kentucky, he was the son of the late George Edward VanHook, Sr. & the late Mary Jane “Janie” Roberts VanHook.  Steven was a member of Eubank Baptist Church, previously worked as a saw operator, and loved to hunt and fish, in his spare time.

 

Steven leaves behind two grandchildren, Steven Michael VanHook and Carson Mounce; one brother, Pete VanHook (Diana) of Waynesburg; one sister, Marsha VanHook of Somerset, Kentucky; the mother of his children, Ronda May Edwards of Somerset; and several extended family members and friends who mourn his passing. 

 

In addition to his parents, Steven was preceded in death by two sons, Josh VanHook & Dale VanHook; and one special nephew, Trace VanHook. 

 

Cremation Rites will be honored. 

 

A Public Visitation will be held 11AM-2PM Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home.

 

The Public Memorial Service will be held 2:00PM Saturday, at the funeral home, with Bro. Jerry Martin officiating the service. 

 

Private Burial will be at a later date.

 

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HIGINIO ZARATE

 

Higinio Hilario Castro Zarate, 72, of Waynesburg, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

 

He was born January 11, 1949 in Chiapas, Mexico. He worked for East Anderson Hardwood in Eubank.

 

He is survived by two granddaughters, Patricia & (Ventura) Cabrera of Waynesburg and Amy & (Oscar) Alvardo of Eubank; and a great-granddaughter, Eva Sebastian.

 

A Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Vola Brown officiating.

 

Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

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LINDELL SIMPSON

 

Lindell E. Simpson, age 94, of Nancy passed away on Tuesday, February 9. 2021 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. 

 

He was born on December 2, 1926 in Nancy, Kentucky, son of the late George Simpson and Earl Francis Light.  Lindell was a Retired Garage Supervisor for the Ky Department of Transportation after 29 years of dedicated service.  He was a life-long member and Deacon Emeritus at the White Oak Baptist Church.  Perhaps his greatest passion was farming and working outdoors.  Lindell served his country in the U. S. Navy. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

 

Besides his parents, and his wife; Charlotte Faye Flynn Simpson, he was preceded in death by his siblings; Edith and (Dolphus) Wilson, Anna and (Leonard) Cook, and Geneva (Adrian) Tarter, a brother-in-law; Erwin Tarter, a nephew; Jerry Cook and a niece; Jean Smith.

 

He is survived by his son; Scott (Patti) Simpson of Somerset, a sister; Alfreda Tarter of Somerset, his grandchildren; Chase Neal and Brittany Neal, great-grandchildren; Brendon Casada and Boothe Fitzgerald, he is also survived by his nephews and nieces; Gary Cook, Wayne Wilson, David Wilson, Jan Stringer and Trudy Denham as well as Nathan Buchanan whom was a good friend to him and Alfreda. 

 

Visitation will be 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, February 13, 2021 in the Chapel of the Nancy Funeral Home. 

 

The Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am with Dr. James Floyd, Bro. Isaiah Super and Bro. Larry Butte officiating. 

 

Interment will be in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

 

Active Pallbearers will be Alan Daulton, Mark Daulton, Shannon Cook, Rusty Wilson, Jimmy Whittle and Jim Bo Thompson. While Bruce Montgomery, Gary Cook, Jimmy Tyler and O. D. “Dee” Daulton will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

 

In lieu of Flowers, the family request that contributions be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Kentucky 42503. 

 

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MARY MOUNCE

 

Mary Mounce, age 100, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 with family by her side.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Josiah and Nora Hargis Stogsdill; her husband of 57 years Carvel Mounce; four sons, Deward, Barry, Edgar, and Joseph; three sons-in-law, Arlen Blanton, Ted Szlachta and Johnny Guyzik.


Mary is survived by her remaining seven children, Betty Guyzik, Georgia Szlachta, Frances (Jim) Balentine, Sharon (Ron) Kilgore, James (Barbara) Mounce, Doris Donati (Keny), Janice (Jim) Bullock; her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

 

Mary was a member of the Sinking Valley Church where she enjoyed worshipping God with her Christian family. She truly was a prayer warrior, if you ever had the privilege of praying with her, you felt the power of the holy spirit surrounding her words. She was an inspiration to everyone she met. She loved her family and spending time with them. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and their children. She enjoyed singing, dancing, working in her vegetable and flower gardens, canning and quilting.

 

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2021 at the Pulaski Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Ivey and Tim Renner officiating.

 

Burial will follow in the White Lily Cemetery.

 

The family of Mary Mounce will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 12:00 noon Monday, February 15th until time for services.

 

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DELORES CRIST

 

Dolores Crist, daughter of the late Jaye and Mamie Williams, was born in Colton, California on February 13, 1931.

 

She departed this life on February 10, 2021 in Somerset, Kentucky having attained the age of 89 years.

 

Survivors include her beloved husband of 71 years, Robert Crist; five children, Linda Thompson of Sparks, Nevada, Dennis (and Joan) Crist of Somerset, Kentucky, Debbie (and David) Wilson of Somerset, Kentucky, Gary (and Betty) Crist of Pioneer, California and Terry (and Robin) Crist of Corbin, Kentucky. Other survivors include a sister, Judy Beach of Beaumont, California; 11 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.


Other than her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Wayne Crist who died in infancy; and three siblings, Alene Gilliss, Donald Williams, and Larry Williams.

Dolores loved cooking for family gatherings, enjoyed watching Louisville Cardinal Basketball and cooking shows. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy to the Jean Waddle Care Center of Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Kentucky 42503.

 

There will be no visitation for Dolores, and a private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

 

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Dolores Crist.

 

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RANDY 'SAM' WILES

 

Randy “Sam” David Wiles, age 56, of Nancy, KY., passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, KY.

 

Randy was born on August 1, 1964 in Somerset, KY., to Vernon Wiles and Kathy Johnson Wiles. He was a Captain for the Pulaski County Detention Center and a United States Army Veteran. Randy accepted the Lord as his Savior. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

 

He is survived by his wife, Melinda “Mindy” Minton Wiles of Nancy, KY; a son, Cory David Wiles of Richmond, KY; his parents, Vernon and Kathy Wiles of Nancy, KY; a brother, Ricky (and Monika) Wiles of Somerset, KY; his father-in-law, Travis Minton of Science Hill, KY; a brother-in-law, Michael (and Kelly) Minton of Somerset, KY; a sister-in-law, Missy Minton of Nashville, TN; and nieces and nephews, Sarah Wiles, Kailynne Phillips, Kaydence Phillips, Justin Minton, and Adam Minton.

 

Randy was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; a niece, Daisy Minton, and several aunts and uncles.

 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 11:00am until 2:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

His funeral service will follow on Saturday at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Yaden officiating. Burial will be at Carter Ridge Cemetery.

 

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Hope Lodge of Lexington, KY or the Carter Ridge Cemetery in c/o Lake Cumberland Funeral Home P.O. Box 1441 Somerset, KY 42502.

 

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MALLORY CROMER

 

Mallory Mackenzie Ross Cromer, 29, of Science Hill, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

She was born July 26, 1991 in Pulaski County; daughter of Steve VanHook and Kellie (Smith) Wood. She worked as a restaurant server and manager. She was a member of High Street Baptist Church, attended Saline Christian Academy, and enjoyed spending time with her children and the outdoors.

 

She is survived by two sons, Waylon Roscoe Vanzant Wood and Scout Noah Sebastian Wood; a daughter, Jordyn Mackenzie Rae Cromer; two brothers, Joshua & Hunter VanHook; four sisters, Heather Miranda VanHook Wood, Kendra Jo Beth VanHook Wood, Olivia Candice Wood, and Lillian Katherine Wood; grandparents, Hoy Smith, Jr. & (Vicki) a bonus father for 28 years, Ernie Wood; a step-mother, Tracey VanHook; a bonus step-mother for 8 years, Karen Moore; and a special cousin, Stacey Thurman; and a best friend, Megan Dawes.

 

She is preceded in death by grandparents, Janice Smith, and Howard & Helen VanHook.

 

A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Melvin Sisson & Bro. Jimmy Smith officiating.

 

Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be after 5:00 PM Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

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STEPHEN R. FLYNN

 

Stephen Russell Flynn, age 40 of Somerset, KY passed away Friday February 5, 2021 and was recovered on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

 

Stephen was born on his papaw Billy's birthday, September 28, 1980. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church, Somerset, KY.

 

Stephen played basketball, little league & Babe Ruth baseball. He loved to swim, guns, knives, dirt track racing & NASCAR. He had met and admired Richard Petty, attending truck shows with his Jim Daddy Brooks. Stephen worked for Godby Realty.

 

He is survived by his parents; Susi (Robert) Lawson, Steve (Tresa) Flynn; his children, Kailan Ashbey Flynn of Somerset, Steven Lee & Madison Flynn of Somerset, and Sophia Sue Leach of Eubank; two sisters, Aimee Flynn of Costa Mesa, CA and April (Mike) Noritis of Somerset; his bonus brother, Rob Lawson & Family; his bonus sisters, Stephanie Lawson and Family, and Makessa Burris; his maternal grandfather, Jim Brooks and his paternal grandmother, Imogene Flynn. Also surviving are special nieces Chelsey Brooke Flynn, Makayla Rae Noritis & nephew, Gabe Spradlin as well as a host of Uncles, Aunts and cousins.

 

He leaves behind his special and faithful friend, Rick Barker and his furry companion Rex.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Brooks and paternal grandfather Billy Flynn, maternal uncle Rusty Brooks, and  son William James Flynn.

 

The family will receive friends at the Somerset First Baptist Church on Friday evening February 12th from 5 to 8 p.m. with a second visitation Saturday morning February 13th from 8 a.m. until time for services, also at the church.

A funeral service for Stephen Flynn will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 13, 2021 at the Somerset First Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Whitis officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Bill Fort and Bro. Rob Lawson. Burial will follow in the Burnside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy be made for Stephens Children. Make Checks payable to Pulaski Funeral Home, P.O. Box 697, Somerset, KY 42502 in care of Jim Brooks.

 

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HUBERT STRINGER JR.

 

Hubert Stringer Jr., age 61, of Somerset, KY passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at his residence.

 

Hubert was born on January 20, 1960 in Somerset, KY., to Lucy Belle Calhoun Stringer and the late Hubert Stringer. He enjoyed doing concrete finishing work and spending time outside exploring the woods.

 

He is survived by his son, Timothy Stringer of Somerset; a daughter, Tonya Norris of Yosemite, KY; two grandchildren, Aiden Stringer and Lyric Stringer; his mother, Lucy Stringer of Somerset; two brothers, Everett Stringer of Monticello and Dewey Stringer of Somerset; and two sisters, Imogene (and Gary) Hicken of Somerset and Kathy Mae Caudill of Somerset.

 

Along with his father, Hubert Stringer, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Stringer and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

 

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:00am at Ringgold Cemetery with Bro. Richard Gossett officiating.

 

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, Somerset, in charge of arrangements.

 

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OLLIE McGLOTHLIN

 

Ollie Mae McGlothlin, age 88, of Ferguson, KY, went home to be with “Her Sweet Jesus” on Tuesday morning, February 9th, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

 

Ollie was married to Jodie Mack McGlothlin, who survives her, in Jamestown, KY on October 27th, 1948.  They shared 72 blessed years together.  Their relationship exemplified their faith in the Lord, as well as their love for Him and each other, along with honor and commitment.  Ollie worked for 34 ½ years at Palm Beach. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, embroidery, crocheting, working in her flowers and garden.  She was also an amazing cook that was well-known for her cornbread, chicken-n-dumplings, and pecan pies.  Her most precious treasure was her family and the honor she held of being a “Granny.”  Nothing made her happier than when all of her family were over for Sunday dinners and the holidays.  She left a legacy behind of her faith and love for her family. Ollie was a member of the Somerset First Church of the Nazarene, on Crawford Avenue, since 1965.  She raised her children and grandchildren up in this church and taught them about the Lord.  She lived her life for Christ and her love of the Lord was evident in all aspects of her life.  She never met a stranger, and her smile would light up any room she entered.  She will be greatly missed by all that loved her.  

 

She is survived by her husband, Jodie McGlothlin of Ferguson, KY; son, Danny (Almeta) McGlothlin of Somerset, KY; son-in-law Don Campbell of Ferguson, KY; granddaughters Andrea (T.J.) Bower of Ferguson, KY; Amber (J.R.) Parker of Bronston, KY; grandsons, Corey (Ashlea) McGlothlin and Josh (Megan) McGlothlin, both of Somerset, KY; great-grandchildren, Logan Bower, Kayden Parker, Macie McGlothlin, Prewitt McGlothlin, Brady Parker, Brooklyn McGlothlin and Brynlee McGlothlin; her brothers, John T. Burton and Gary D. Burton, a sister Zella (Larry) Harris, and a host of nieces and nephews.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis & Audie Burton of Nancy, KY, brothers Dexter Burton, Harrison Burton, and Leonard Burton, a sister Louella Davenport, and her beloved daughter Debra Kay Campbell of Ferguson, KY.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

Her funeral service will follow on Friday at 3:00pm at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with  Rev. Phil Bower and Bro. Larry Nichols officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance.  Facial coverings ARE required at all times. 

 

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland. 

 

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GLEN MEFFERD

 

Glen T. Mefford age 61, of Burnside, Kentucky passed from this life Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

Glen was born November 1, 1959 to Norris Mefford and Margaret Klineline Mefford in Fort Knox, Kentucky and was raised in Pewee Valley.

 

He was a member of Long Run Baptist Church and loved running his own concrete business, doing concrete work, the outdoors, hunting with family and riding ATV’s. Glen loved raising his dogs, flea markets, helping others, but most of all he cherished his family.

 

Glen was preceded in death by his father, Norris Mefford and son, David Hall.

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Margaret (Toodle) Mefford, loving wife of 17 years, Linda Mefford, sons, Hunter and Scottie (Andrea), daughter, Ashleigh Saylor (Ray), brother, Gary Mefford, step-mother, Donna Mefford, step-sisters, Camie Mitchell (Kevin), Mary Kamber, grandchild, Brandalyn Polson, nieces, Kristen, Paige, Amber, Chloe, Layney, nephews, Chase and Tanner, among special friends, Jason, Huff, Christina, Critter, Jeff and Joe. He will be greatly missed.

 

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 12 to 2 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home, Somerset, with a funeral service to begin at 2 P.M. with Bro. Don Gowin officiating.

 

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TAMMY THOMPSON PYLES

 

Tammy Thompson Pyles age 46, of Ferguson, Kentucky passed from this life Sunday, February 7, 2021 at her home. 

 

Tammy was born June 15, 1974 to Windle Thompson and Wanda Smith Thompson in Somerset, Kentucky. 

 

She cherished her grandson, Clark, loved her dog “Bono” and was a cheerful giver. 

 

Tammy was preceded in death by her father, Windle Thompson, brother, Tracy Thompson.

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother, Wanda Thompson, her husband, Josh Pyles, son, Jordan Coomer of Somerset, step-daughters, Abby and Lily of Somerset, brothers, James Thompson (Samantha), Travis Thompson, sisters, Jody McCrystal, Misty Morgan (Donald), Marlina Coomer (Michael), grandson, Clark Coomer and several nieces and nephews.  

 

Visitation will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 from 12 to 1 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home, Somerset, with a funeral service to begin at 1 P.M. with Bro. Terry Phelps officiating, burial will follow in Merritt Cemetery. 

 

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ROGER MEECE

 

Roger Meece age 58, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. 

 

Roger was born May 14, 1962 to Jessie Meece and Fern Allison Meece in Marysville, Ohio.  

 

He loved to hunt, fish and making wood work crafts. 

 

Roger was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Meece and sister, Shirley June Behrmann.

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Fern Meece of Somerset, son, Daniel Meece of Germany, brothers, Rusty Meece of Lebanon, OH, Jessie Frank Meece Jr. (Leshia) of Science Hill, Rob Meece (Alicia) of Somerset, 6 nieces, 1 nephew and several great nieces and nephews.  

 

Graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Ky at 12:30 P.M. with Bro. Mark Abner officiating.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Roger Meece. 

 

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TEDDY KENT MURPHY

Teddy Kent Murphy, local Doctor of Chiropractic for 46 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at his home in Liberty, surrounded by his loving family.

 

Born March 17, 1949, St. Patrick’s Day, he jokingly clamed to be an Irish Prince. Ted had a great sense of humor and loved swapping stories. He was a sports car enthusiast and an avid tennis player. Teddy was a member of the Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church.

 

He was the eldest son of the late Claud W. Murphy and Syrilla F. Emerson Murphy Taylor. His stepmother, Avenell Lumpkins Murphy of LaGrange, KY survives.

 

Survivors include his devoted wife of 51 years, Jefferi Lynn Wilson Murphy; son, Benjamin Kent (and Tracy) Murphy; daughter, Lori Beth (and Shawn) Pierce; three grandchildren, Natalie and Landon Pierce and Jadelyn Murphy; brother, Jimmy Trent (and Joy Lynne) Murphy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don (and Pat) Wilson, John (and Pat R.) Wilson, Sharon (and Rick) Collier, Brenda (and Jerry) Helm, Patsy Lumpkins, Dylan and Mark Taylor, and Carolyn Murphy; and a host of beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rev. Dr. Joey B. Murphy; and stepbrother-in-law, Ron Lumpkins.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Derick Terry officiating. Burial will follow in the Casey County Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation will be from 12:00 until 2:00PM on Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance.  Facial coverings ARE required.

 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, 13102 Eastpoint Park Blvd #101, Louisville, KY 40223.

 

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

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MELVIN BROOKS

 

Melvin W. "Mel" Brooks, son of the late Basil and Catherine Wright Brooks, was born at Tuscumbia, Alabama on October 30, 1938 and he departed this life on February 5, 2021 in Somerset, Kentucky having attained the age of 82 years.

 

He was united in marriage to Mrs. Sonya Berger Brooks. She preceded him in death on December 27, 1996. Two sons blessed this union: Allan Brooks, who preceded him in death, and Brad (and Jane) Brooks of Somerset, Kentucky.

 

Other survivors include; 5 grandchildren, Madison (and Dylan) Gaskin, Brandon (and Kerri) Brooks, Alliey (and Greg) Witt, Perry (and Alana) Wesley, and Emily (and Cory) Stringer; six great grandchildren, Madeline, Mason, Brayden, and Savannah Brooks, and Kamden & Kristopher Hughes; and two brothers, Clayton Brooks of North Carolina, and Charles Brooks of Cadiz, Kentucky.

 

As stated by his granddaughter, "This morning (February 5th, 2021) Pepaw, Mel Brooks went home.

If you knew Pepaw, you knew he loved everything UK. He had the best football tailgates. Some of the best days were spent on his houseboat, “Hello Darlin’”. The golf course was his second home. I can’t forget to mention Happy Hour at Mel’s place. Pepaw was loved by so many and loved so many also. I bet almost anyone can tell a funny story about him. After 20 + years, he is finally reunited with Memaw and Alan."

 

The family of Mel Brooks do not have enough words to thank all the nurses and staff on the Hospice unit and all those who have reached out to us this week. All the doctors and nurses who have also taken care of him these past couple months. God has a purpose for everything and we are trusting in him. Pepaw is no longer suffering and at peace now.

 

A funeral service for Mr. Mel Brooks will be held at Pulaski Funeral Home Tuesday, February 9th at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Somerset Cemetery.

 

The family of Mr. Mel Brooks will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday until time for services.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

 

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Mr. Melvin "Mel" Brooks.

 

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PAUL RUTHERFORD

 

Samuel "Paul" Rutherford, age 78, of Nancy, KY, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021.

 

Paul was born on March 1, 1942 in Somerset, KY to the late Robert Rutherford and Rosa Calhoun Rutherford.  He attended Denham Street Baptist Church.  He was retired and a former owner of a wrecker service.  He loved gardening and spending time with his family.

 

He is survived by his daughter, Paula Rutherford Frazier (Bob) of West Chester, OH; three grandchildren, Robert Frazier III, Alyssa Frazier and Katherine Frazier, all of West Chester, OH; four brothers, Dan Rutherford, Gale Rutherford, Glenn Rutherford and Tony Rutherford; four sisters, Ruth Hines, Opal Lee Rainey, Barbara Bland and Relada Merrick; many nieces and nephews; and the mother of his daughter, Georgia Fulcher Hyden of Somerset, KY.

 

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, James Rutherford, William Rutherford and Steve Rutherford; and six sisters, Ilene Mapes, June Marks, Mattie Akin, Wanda Raines, Carolyn Hines Price, and Betty Jo Strock.

 

No services are planned at this time.

 

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Samuel Paul Rutherford.

 

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LELAND 'TRAVIS' MERRICK

 

Leland “Travis” Merrick, age 71, of Nancy, KY, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

Travis was born on May 24, 1949 to the late Leland Merrick and Wanza Combest Merrick.  He was a member of Okolona Missionary Baptist Church and a United States Army Veteran.  He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren; he also had a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Martial Arts.  In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and mowing his yard. 

 

He is survived by two sons, Leland “T.J.” (and Tracie) Merrick, Jr. of Nancy and Charles Leland Merrick of Nancy; one daughter, Michelle Dawn Merrick of Nancy; five brothers, David (and Elaine) Merrick of Somerset, Danny (and Marla) Merrick of Jonesborough, TN, John Merrick of Nancy, Sam Merrick of Nancy, and Paul (and Joy) Merrick of Somerset; a sister, Laura Jean Merrick of Somerset; five grandchildren, Harley Nicole (and Johnny) Merrick, Destiny Rashae McBride, C.J. Abney, Carson Merrick and Logan Merrick; two great grandchildren, Roman McCoy and Kai Warren; his former wife, Connie Sue Hail Merrick of Nancy; several nieces and nephews, and many other people who thought of him as a father.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.   

 

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Katherine Merrick-McGowan. 

 

Visitation will be on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

His funeral service will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Mounce officiating.  Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

 

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MAXINE DAVIS

 

Maxine M. Davis, age 95, passed from this life on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at her home in Jabez, Kentucky, surrounded by her family.  

 

She was born on March 5, 1925 in Jabez, the daughter of the late Joe and Sally Coomer Morrow. She married Lawrence Davis on January 7, 1944 in Albany, Kentucky. Together, they had four children.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Roy Davis and Joey Davis; a daughter, Norma Davis Abner; a sister, Betty Morrow Roberts; and a grandson, Brad Abner.  

 

Maxine was a member of Morrow Chapel Church. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to taking care of her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her cousin Wanda Keith, for helping with her care. And to Hospice of Lake Cumberland for being so caring and thoughtful.  

 

She is survived by a son, Greg (Gayle) Davis of Nancy; three brothers, Ed (Thelma) Morrow and Donnie (Muriel) Morrow, both of Somerset, and Kenneth (Irene) Morrow of Jabez; eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and fourteen great-great-grandchildren, all who loved her with their whole hearts.  

 

Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Chaplain Greg Ryan and Joe Correll officiating.

 

Burial will be in Morrow’s Chapel Cemetery in Jabez.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Maxine M. Davis.  

 

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MINNIE JANE LYNN

Minnie Jane Lynn age 87 of Danville, KY passed away on Thursday February 4th, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Liberty, KY on July 21st, 1933 a daughter of the late Elmer and Lexie Morgan Harmon.

 

Minnie was the widow of her first husband Johnny Wilson and her second husband Cliffton Lynn.

Minnie was a retired employee of Kroger in Danville and a former cook for Liberty Elementary.

 

Survivors include: One Son: John Carsel Wilson of Whitestown, IN, One Daughter: Kay Henninger of Lawrenceburg, KY, Eight Grandchildren, Seventeen Great Grandchildren and One Brother: Charles Harmon of Liberty.

 

Preceding her in death besides her parents and spouses was Two Sons: Ray and Garry Wilson, One Daughter: Phyllis Wilson and Two Brothers: Roy and Bill Harmon.

 

Graveside Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday February 8th, 2021 at Casey County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Shirley Denson officiating. Burial will be in the Casey County Memorial Gardens.

 

For the health and respect of the family please follow all rules for social distancing.

 

Online Condolences may be expressed at www.bartlefuneralhome.com

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JAMES ROY LUTTRELL

 

James Roy Luttrell, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was 78.

 

Born on November 25, 1942, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Les Scott and Flossie Allen, and the father who raised him, Loren Pete Luttrell. Roy was a former timber cutter and sawmill woodworker. He loved fishing.

 

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Nancy Poff Luttrell of Liberty; four sons, Kevin (and Donita) Luttrell of Russell Springs, Jonathan Luttrell of Liberty, Kent Luttrell of Middleburg, and Joel Luttrell of Russell Springs; five daughters, Angela (and Todd) Carman of Middleburg, Amanda (and Joey) Marples of Dunnville, Anissa (and Glen) Edwards of Dunnville, Alesha (and Rob) Hundley of Liberty, and Andita Ruiz of Liberty; forty-two grandchildren; and sixty-seven great grandchildren.

 

Other survivors include two brothers, Charlie Luttrell of Dunnville and Garnett (and Janet) Luttrell of Russell Springs; five sisters, Marie (and Clifton Passmore) Price of Dunnville, Rose Beldon of Harrodsburg, Janie Sutton of Russell Springs, Eva (and Dean) Farmer of Dunnville, and Joyce (and David) Russell of Liberty; two half-brothers, Leon Scott and Mitchell Scott, both of Liberty; and a half-sister, Cherokee Greene of Liberty.

 

He is preceded in death by one daughter, Julie Ann Luttrell; three grandsons, James Austin Baugh, Travis Allen Luttrell, and John Tracy Luttrell; two brothers, Clifton and Junior Luttrell; one half-brother, Randy Scott; and one sister, Mary McKnight.

 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at Glenwood Cemetery with Bro. Jeff Edwards officiating.

 

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 6, 2021, and from 9:00 A.M. to 1:30 PM on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Pallbearers will be Brendon Patten, Barry Luttrell, Nathan Luttrell, Brandon Richards, Devron Sweet, and John Stafford. Honorary pallbearers will be James Luttrell, Patrick Luttrell, Jeremy Luttrell, Dustin Luttrell, Jessie Passmore, Marcos Mares, Jesus Mares, and Mariano Marin.

 

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the funeral home to assist the Luttrell family with funeral expenses. 

 

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EUGENE HODGE

 

Eugene Hodge, of Bethelridge, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. He was 88.

 

Born on July 16, 1932, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Ed and Elvena Watson Hodge. Eugene was a retired Pipe Fitter for National Distillers. He was a member of Valley Oak Baptist Church. Eugene loved to sing. He was a loving husband of sixty-five years.

 

He is survived by his wife, Melline Elliott Hodge, who he wed on December 24, 1955; a daughter, Brenda (and Roger) Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Alphine Stacy of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren, Ronnie (and Shelly) Lawhorn, Donny (and Amanda) Holt, and Stacey Holt; and several great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Holt; a sister, Ivadean Hines; a son-in-law, Donny Holt; and a grandson, Roger Lawhorn, Jr.

 

Visiting after 12pm Monday, funeral service at 2pm at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Troy Merrick and Bro. Bruce Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Oak Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Casey County Honor Guard.

 

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DIANE "TOOTIE" FURKIN

 

Diane “Tootie” Furkin, of Dunnville, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 63.

 

Born on June 15, 1957, in Adair County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Paul Marshall and Opal Knight Furkin. Diane was a housewife. She enjoyed trap shooting, shopping, shooting pool, and watching soap operas.

 

She is survived by her life partner, Ricky Lawson of Dunnville; two daughters, Robin Absher of Louisville and Tasha Royston of Dunnville; three grandsons, Christopher, Brian, and Adam; and a great-granddaughter, Aubrii. Other survivors include a sister, Wendy (and Steve) Bernard of Liberty; a brother, Billy Furkin; and mother and father-in-law, Henry and Louise Lawson of Dunnville.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a sister, Paula Kolody.

 

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Atwood officiating. Burial will follow in Thomas Ridge Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance.  Facial coverings ARE required.

 

Pallbearers will be Steve Bernard, Stephen Furkin, Johnny Rodgers, Randy Lawson, Clarence Ford, and Brian Page.

 

 

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INEZ YVONNE BARBER GODBEY

Inez Yvonne (Barber) Godbey, devoted, grandmother left this world to be with Jesus on January 28, 2021. She was 85.

 

Inez was born in Ware (Pulaski County), Kentucky on February 9, 1935.

 

Inez is preceded in death by her parents Acton and Luanna (Dick). Her sisters Lavene Scott,  Barthella Moore, Ester Roberts,  Avelene Spears and Shirley Hetzel.  One great grandson Landon David Green.

 

Inez will be dearly missed by her beloved husband of 70 years David Godbey of Cincinnati, Ohio/Ferndale Ridge, Kentucky, her son Pleas Thomas Godbey (Cheryl) of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and three daughters; Brenda Ruth Godbey 0f Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda Faye Anspach (Mike) of Lakeview, Ohio, and Luanna Susan Green of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

 

She will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

Inez attended the Carthage Church of the Nazarene for 64 years where she came to know and grow in Jesus love.

 

The family will receive friends from 10:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Burial will be held at Spaw Cemetery.

 

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

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DAVID JOSEPH "JODY" SMITHERS

David Joseph “Jody” Smithers, of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Casey County Hospital. He was 41.

 

Born on December 6, 1979, in Danville, he was a son of Charles David Smithers of Liberty and Bernice Buck Coffman of Hustonville. Jody was a former HVAC Journeyman for Smith’s HVAC. He also formerly worked for Boyle Heating and Air and ATR in Danville. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his children.

 

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Dakota (and Hannah Snow) Smithers, McKenzie (and Chad Horton) Smithers, Briley Smithers, and Shelby Smithers, all of Liberty; maternal grandmother, Joyce Buck Derringer of Liberty; a sister, Melissa (and Chris) Brown of Liberty; three grandchildren, Oakley, Raquel, and Karson; and the mother of his children, Nikki Smithers.

 

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Reggie Tipton and Bro. Phillip Coffman officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) when you arrive at the funeral home. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance.  Facial coverings ARE required.

 

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to his children. Donations can be brought to the funeral home.

 

Pallbearers will be Albert Buck, Joe Wethington, Chad Horton, Dallas Patten, Randy Buck, and Johnny Buck.

 

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

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