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OBITS Archives for 2021-03

KENNY THOMAS JR.

 

Mr. Kenny Thomas, Jr. age 48 of Oak Ridge Church Road, Corbin, Kentucky husband of the late Laura Shelton Thomas passed away on Sunday morning at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, Kentucky.

 

He was the father of Katie Wilson and husband, Randy of Barbourville, Kentucky and Olivia Thomas of Corbin, Kentucky. He was the son of, Kennie Thomas of Toledo, Ohio. He was the Fiancée of Tammy Strunk of Nancy, Kentucky. He was the grandfather of Aubrey, Audrey Wilson and a upcoming grandchild all of Barbourville and Eriah, Dawson, Braydon and Aleah Wagers all of Corbin, Kentucky. He was the brother of Jason Thomas, Mike Thomas, Adam Thomas and Amber Thomas all of Toledo, Ohio. He is also survived by his best friend that he loved as brother, Eddie Sparks of Simpsonville, Kentucky.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Elaine Wood. He was a Christian and a member of the American Legion and had a strong love for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Kenny Thomas, Jr. will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon in Laurel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Travis Miller officiating.

 

Burial will follow in the Cumberland Memorial Garden’s in Lily, Kentucky.

 

The family of Mr. Kenny Thomas, Jr. will receive friends at Laurel Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday evening.

 

 

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KIMORAH CAMPBELL

 

Kimorah Campbell, age 8, of Tateville, KY, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington, KY.

 

Kimorah was born on March 30, 2012 in Somerset, KY to John Sears and Khrysten Campbell.  She was a Third grader at Burnside Elementary School. She loved riding her bicycle, fishing and the outdoors.  She especially enjoyed being with her family and she loved her brother and sister.

 

She is survived by her mother, Khyrsten Campbell and dad, Michael Bolin of Tateville and her father, John Sears of Somerset;  one brother, Mikey Bolin of Tateville; one sister, Macey Bolin of Tateville; one half-sister, Kimaya Sears of Burkesville; her grandparents, Glenna Sears (and Scotty Murphy) of Somerset, Ona Sears of White Lily, Patricia Nicholas of Burnside and Vola Sears of White Lily; her great grandmother, Phyllis Jones; several aunts and uncles, cousins and other family members, and many friends.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Eddie Dean Nicholas; and one cousin, Clayton Noel.

 

Visitation will be on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 10:00am until 11:00am at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

Her funeral will follow on Friday at 11:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jonah Pack officiating. 

 

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HAZEL NELLIE CAIN

Hazel Nellie Cain, of Liberty, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, at Liberty Care and Rehab. She was 102.

 

Born on September 19, 1918, in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Robert Tyler and Anna Terry Cain. Hazel was a homemaker. She was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed flowers and was an avid UK basketball and Tiger Woods fan.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Candy Wesley of Rural Hall, North Carolina and Vivian Chitwood of Williamstown; a half-brother, Tony Cain of Tennessee; ten grandchildren, Scott Chitwood, Ricky Chitwood, Mike Chitwood, Becky Allen, Ron Allen, Vicki Ravencraft, Jessica Fergueron, Taren Douglas, Natalie Wesley Russell, and Babette Clay; and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Louis Cain; two daughters, Regina Frank and Peggy Allen; a son, Dennis Douglas; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Mills; two sisters, Zela Durham and Angie Douglas; and four brothers, Roscoe Cain, Walter Cain, Coy Cain, and Fred Cain.

 

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, April 2, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Cameron Cain officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset.

 

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at McKinney-Brown 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 the American Cancer Society In Memory of Hazel Cain at PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

 

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

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DON McGOWAN

 

Don McGowan age 76, of Nancy, Kentucky passed from this life Monday, March 29, 2021 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland.  

 

Don was born May 29, 1944 to the late Joe McGowan and Evada Wilson McGowan in Russell County, Kentucky.  

 

He was of the Nazarene faith and enjoyed farming, coon hunting and worked as a painter. 

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Evada McGowan, brothers, William Ertis McGowan, Wendell Wesley McGowan, sister, Geneve Darlene Lyons.  

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 51 years, Sharon Kay McGowan, sons, Mat (Tina) McGowan of Cincinnati, OH, Jim (Kathy) McGowan of Glasgow, KY, brothers, Arvis Keith (Linda) Flanagan of Nancy, KY,  Clyde (Omeida) Molen of Somerset, Johnny Molen of Colorado, Lewell (Lora) Molen of Tennessee, sister, Mary Lane of Ohio, grandchildren, Rachal Kay McGowan, Micah Watson, Clark, Parker McGowan and Clay McGowan.  

 

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 12 to 1 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 1 P.M.

 

Burial will follow in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.  

 

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MARY ANN MURPHY RUSSELL

Mary Ann Murphy Russell, of Liberty, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 79.

 

Born on February 18, 1942, in Liberty, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Carmen Mason Murphy. Mary Ann was a retired Deputy Circuit Court Clerk. She was a member of Hilltop Church of Christ. She loved spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed her flowers.

 

Survivors include her husband, Les Russell of Liberty; a daughter, Kendra (and Junior) Weddle of Liberty; a son, Roger (and Teresa) Thompson of Windsor; a step-son, Thomas Russell of Campbellsville; and two sisters, Dorothy Marie Watson of Milan, Indiana and Ina Faye (and Ronald) Eads of Franklin, Indiana. Other survivors are her four grandchildren, Cody (and Miranda) Weddle, Ashton (and Jeremy) Stearns, Casey (and Brittany) Weddle, and Wesley (and Allison) Thompson; five great-grandchildren, Addalie, Emmalie, Carman, William Jasper, and Weston; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special great-nephew, Dustin McAfee.

 

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Hawkins and Bro. Jeff Thompson officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Murphy Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

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

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WILLIAM LEONARD WALLS

 

William Leonard Walls, of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at his home. He was 74.

 

Born on August 15, 1946, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late William and R. Vester Streevals Walls. Leonard was a Forest Ranger for more than twenty-five years. He served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Leonard was a good father and friend. He loved music and was an avid Louisville Cardinals basketball fan.

 

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Ann (and Mike) Lawson of Pheonix, Arizona, and Rebecca Stamper of Nancy; four sisters, Pauline Payton of Liberty, Neva (and Bobby) Randolph of Indiana, Donna (and Johnny) Wheeler of Gravel Switch, and Kathy (and Bobby) Salyers of Frankfort; a half-sister, Julie Walls of Adair County; four grandchildren, Katelyn, Brittany, Josh, and Jonathon; and a great-granddaughter, Scarlett. Other survivors include two special friends, Glenna “Stogey” Emerson of Liberty and Dale Streeval Wilkinson of Moreland.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, William Johnny Walls; two sisters, Charlene Peek and Linda Wheeler; and a grandson, Dalton Maloy.

 

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Brent Huggins officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Casey County Honor Guard.

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

 

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RENA BENNETT

 

Rena Faye Bennett, of Russell Springs, Kentucky, passed from this life on Saturday, March 27, 2021, surrounded by her family.  She was 77 years of age.

 

Born in Russell County, Kentucky, on July 19, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Hobert and Velna Meece Bradley. Rena was a homemaker, Vice President of Bennett’s Carpets, Inc., and a member of Union Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher.  She loved animals and enjoyed listening to music. Rena was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

 

Survivors include her husband, Ivan Bennett, of Russell Springs; two sons, Stephen (and Jeannine) Bennett and John (and Angie) Bennett; two daughters, Susan (and Barry) Stringer and Alisa (and Chris) King, all of Russell Springs; twelve grandchildren, Bradley Bennett of Colorado, Amanda (and Justin) Camblin of Versailles, Jessica (and Brandon) Hubbard of Jamestown, Holly (and Scott) George of Russell Springs, Will Bennett of Russell Springs, Evan Bennett of Russell Springs, Travis (and Kalie) Stringer of Greensburg, Shelby Stringer of Bowling Green, Trace Stringer of Russell Springs, Tanner Stringer of Russell Springs, Grant King of Russell Springs, and Hannah King of Russell Springs; and six great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, Rena was preceded in death by her sisters, Clydene Tucker and Edora Tucker.

 

Funeral services are 11:00 A.M Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Russell Springs, with her sons, Brother Stephen Bennett and Brother John Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Monday, March 29, 2021, and from 9:00-11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Russell Springs.

 

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

 

Travis Stringer, Will Bennett, Evan Bennett, Trace Stringer, Tanner Stringer, and Grant King will serve as pallbearers.

 

Justin Camblin, Brandon Hubbard, and Scott George will serve as honorary pallbearers.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane STE 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284 or to Gideon’s International.

 

Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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SHIRLEY JOHNSON

 

Shirley Fostene Cress Johnson, 76, of Kentucky Highway 328 West in Eubank, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at her residence surrounded by loved ones. 

 

Born Sunday January 14, 1945 in Eubank, Kentucky; she was the daughter of the late Estill & Susie Glass Cress. 

 

Her loving husband, whom she married on August 2, 1963, Lewis T. Johnson of Eubank survives. Together, Shirley and Lewis were foster parents for 24 years. Shirley was a member of Pilot Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher in the Nursery. She was a housewife, who enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband, she leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter, Robbin Johnson of Eubank; three sons, Dexter Johnson, Bruce & (Edith) Johnson, and Scott & (Jill) Johnson of Eubank; eleven grandchildren, Natasha Bullock of Eubank, Dustin Godbey of Kings Mountain, Tyrone Godbey of Somerset, Davin Godbey and Lorionna Johnson both of Eubank, Joshua & (Morgan) Johnson of Science Hill, Jaira Johnson of Somerset, Cody & (Paige) Johnson, and Krista Johnson both of Eubank, Taylor & (James) Griffith of Harriman, TN., Carley & (Ryan) Shanks of Science Hill; six great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Charles & (Geraline) Cress, Verlan & (Reva) Cress, Bob & (Carolyn) Cress, Shannon Cress, Linton & (Connie) Cress, and Johnny & (Wanda) Cress all of Eubank; and Earlin "Dude" & (Alane) Cress of Waynesburg; three sisters, Marslene Littrell of TN., Charlotte Cress of Science Hill, and Linda Cress of Eubank; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends who mourn her passing.

 

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by four brothers, Odell Cress, Olen Cress, Leles Cress, and Daris Cress; and one sister, Velda Cress Combs.

 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, March 29, 2021 at the chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Timothy Roberts and Bro. Greg Haynes officiating.

 

Burial will be in Cress Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

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DONALD PHELPS

 

Donald Phelps, age 73, of Science Hill, KY., passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, KY.

 

Donald was born on March 5, 1948 in Somerset, KY., to the late Charlie Phelps and Augusta Merritt Phelps. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a Veteran of the United States Army.

 

He loved working outside and enjoying God’s creation. Donald was a dedicated husband and family man. His favorite thing to do was watching his grandchildren play sports.

 

He is survived by his wife, Cheria Walker Phelps, whom he married on February 14, 1987 in Science Hill, KY; a son, Dustin Eric (and Melissa) Phelps of Somerset, KY; two stepsons, Kenneth Matthew (and Vanessa) Brewster of Lake Havasu, AZ; and David Aaron (and Amelia) Brewster of Somerset, KY; a stepdaughter, Brittany (and Michael) Steward of Columbia, SC; one brother, Ronald (and Gloria) Phelps of Somerset, KY; one sister, Robin (and Roy) Stubbs; sixteen grandchildren, Noah Phelps, Jacob Phelps, Samuel Phelps, Scott McAllister, Ryanne Gray, Jessica Mallette, Jeremy McAllister, Jason Vaught, Jessica Vaught, Justin Vaught, Jacey Brewster, Josie Brewster, Nathaniel Steward, Sophia Steward, Caleb Steward, and Eliana Steward; ten great-grandchildren, Conrad, Rowan, Otzlee, Harvey, Tilley, River, Alexus, Colton, Layla, and Easton; three nephews, Kenny Warner “Junior”, Jeff Warner, and Jamie Warner, and two nieces, Amanda Britt and Cierra Brettnacher.

 

Along with his parents, Charlie and Augusta Phelps, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Kaeden Vaught and one sister, Brenda Warner.

 

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

 

His funeral service will follow on Thursday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Corey Meggs officiating.

 

Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery.

 

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Gideon Bible Memorial Fund.

 

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ROY PRESTON

 

Roy Wayne Preston, 70 of Nancy Kentucky, formerly of Danville Kentucky, departed this life Friday, December 11,2020.


He is survived by his wife Dianna Preston of Somerset, his children, Brian & (Cindy) Preston of Nancy, Kentucky and Randa & (Gary) Gill of Jacksonville, North Carolina; his brothers, Ronnie & (Judy) Preston of Danville, Kentucky, Daniel " Danny " & ( Linda) Preston of Florida and Bill " Joey " & ( Kimberly ) of Somerset Kentucky, grandchildren;Alexis Michelle Preston, Xaiver Wayne Preston of Nancy, Kentucky , Quinton &( Myrranda ) Gill, Kristan Gill & ( Stephen Draheim) of Jacksonville, North Carolina, great grandchildren, Kinsley Faye Lewandowski and Carson Opie Draheim.

 

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Dorothy Preston and a nephew Lance Preston.

 

Roy loved and proudly served his country and was a retired Sergeant of both The United States Marine Corps and The United States Army. He was a veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He loved the Military and his family.

 

A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Mill Springs National Cemetery.


Miltary honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post # 38.

 

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

 

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IMOGENE CAIN

 

Imogene Coffey Cain, age 84, of Nancy, KY., passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at The Neighborhood of Somerset.

 

Imogene was born on February 20, 1937 in Font Hill, KY in Russell County, to the late Cassius Coffey and Okle Mae Gosser Coffey. She was a member at Burnetta Baptist Church. She worked at Palm Beach for 16 years and was also a retiree from Kmart Corporation.

 

She is survived by her husband, Ertis Dale Cain whom she married on June 9, 1956 in Ingle, KY; two daughters, Pamela (and Gary) Godby of Somerset, KY and Donette (and Richard) Daws of Nancy, KY; three brothers, Jimmy Clay Coffey of Russell Springs, KY; Paul Coffey of Russell Springs, KY and Doug Coffey of Columbia, KY; one sister, Jennie Lou Hart of Russell Springs, KY; two grandchildren, Bethany (and J.D.) Heck of Lexington, KY and Haley (and Isaiah) Jasper of Nancy, KY a great-grandson, Elias Heck, and a sister-in-law, Dicy Coffey of Russell Springs, KY.

 

Along with her parents, Cassius and Okle Mae Coffey, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynette Cain, a brother, Donnie Coffey; a half-brother, Ed T. Coffey, a half-sister, Ilith Whittle (her husband Irvin), an infant sister, Linda Marie Coffey, a brother-in-law, Danny Hart; three sisters-in-law, Della Coffey, Glenna Coffey, and Melody Coffey.

 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2021 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

Her funeral service will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Troy Coffey and Bro. Vola Brown officiating.

 

Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be J.D. Heck, Isaiah Jasper, Clint Hart, Tylar Coffey, Lance Coffey, Randy Taylor, and Ron Sowder.

 

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TERESA WESLEY

 

Teresa Charlene Wesley, 55, of Eubank, passed away, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

 

She was born November 30, 1965 in Somerset; daughter of the late Robert Dee & Shirley (Belcher) Dyer.

 

She is survived by two sons, Benjamin & Stephen Wesley, both of Eubank; a brother, Randy & (Pam) Dyer of Eubank; a sister, Becky Wilmot of Somerset; a special friend that she considered a sister, Mary Gabehart, of Campbellsville; and several nieces & nephews.

 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Eugene Wesley.

 

A Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Claude Meece, Jr.

 

Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Friday, March 26, 2021 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

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

 

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HAROLD YORK

 

Harold Edward York, 88, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington.

 

He was born April 25, 1932 in Eubank; son of the late Henry & Isabelle (Bullock) York. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, having served 20 years as a Technical Sergeant.

 

He is survived by three sons, Paul & (Abbigail) York of Eubank, Douglas & (Rhonda) York of Florida, and Denver & (Cindy) York of Florida; two daughters, Diane & Vicki York; eleven grandchildren, Brooklyn, Tristen, Amber, Ashley, Chance, Matthew, Meagan, Jesse, Michael, Katie, & Keisha; and six great-grandchildren, Roman, Emmy Lou, Rowland Douglas, Kobie, Willow, & Noah.

 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Takako "Emmy" (Igarashi) York; two brothers, Andrew & Raymond York; and two sisters, Mildred & Jessamay.

 

A Funeral Service will be held 3:30 PM Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Dusty York & Bro. Carson Atwood officiating.

 

Burial will be in Etna Cemetery.

 

Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post # 38.

 

Visitation will be after 12:00 PM Friday, March 26, 2021 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

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

 

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EMMA BAUGH BRAY

 

Emma Frances (Baugh) Bray, 88, of Somerset, Kentucky, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Hospice of Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Kentucky.

 

She was born September 3, 1932 in Nancy, Kentucky, the daughter of Achkillis and Ada Bell (Gaines) Baugh. She was a member of Heritage Hope Church of God (formerly Cotter Avenue Church of God) where she enjoyed singing and playing her guitar. Emma was retired from Pulaski County Schools where she worked for almost 40 years in the cafeteria at Pulaski County High School. She loved all of her family and friends.

 

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Angela Lynn (Hershberger Hicks) Bray of Somerset; two grandsons, Justin Ray (and Kelsey Marie) Bray of Somerset; and Joshua Christian (and Garianna Mareanett) Bray of Somerset; and four great-grandchildren, Sawyer Ray (6 years old), Mallory Kate (4 years old), Taya Spencer (4 years old), and Lillian Jade (1 year old) all of Somerset; a sister-in-law Mildred Bray of Lebanon, Ohio and a sister-in-law Margretta Baugh of Nancy, Kentucky and a host of family (including special nieces and nephews) and friends.

 

Preceding her in death: her husband of 65 years, Ernest Herman Bray; her son, Clinton Ray Bray; her parents, Achkillis and Ada Bell (Gaines) Baugh; five sisters, Wanda Lee Baugh; Helen Maria Baugh; Ella Mae Tarter (and Elzie); Josephine Dye (and Lee); Lorene Bennett (and Clifford); a brother, Amos Baugh and a host of family and friends.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Heritage Hope Church of God in Somerset, Kentucky.

 

The service will follow at 12:00 pm. with Rev. Johnny Dunbar officiating.

 

Interment will be at the Mill Springs National Cemetery on West Highway 80 in Nancy, Kentucky.

 

Somerset Undertaking Company in charge of arrangements.

 

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CARL "C.B." STEWART

 

Carl B. “CB” Stewart, age 101, of Somerset, Kentucky peacefully went to heaven Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Lexington VA Hospital just 22 days before his 102nd birthday. 

 

He and his wife, June, were members of 1st Baptist Church in Somerset, for 56 years. CB was a 50 year Mason and held a 32nd degree, also 50 year Eastern Star. He is a member of American Legion Post 38, DAV, a Kentucky Colonel, and served in WWII European Theater for 4 years after graduating from Warren Wilson Farm School in Asheville, NC in 1941.  

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, June and is survived by his family: son, Darcy Stewart and spouse, Connie; grandson, Jesse Stewart and spouse, Victoria; and great-grandson, Simon; granddaughter, Lindsay Jansen and spouse, Robert, 2 great-grandsons, William and Jackson; grandson, Wesley Stewart and spouse, Rose; daughter, Pam Stewart Groves, grandson, Shawn Groves and great-grandson, Tyler Lamp and special acknowledgement to his cherished caregiver of 11 years, (DeDe) Melody Stull. CB was loved by all that knew him and will be missed, he is heaven with Jesus and his wife, June of 63 years, family and friends.  

 

Funeral will be held at Southern Oaks Funeral Home on Friday, March 26, 2021.

 

Family will receive friends at 12:00 P.M. with a funeral service to begin at 1:00 P.M. with long time family friend officiating, Ric Estes.

 

A processional to Lakeside Memorial Gardens will follow.

 

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DANIEL OTTEN

 

Daniel Edwin Otten age 78, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Saturday, March 20, 2021 at his home. 

 

Daniel was born November 16, 1942 to the late James Otten and Evelyn Holoch McGraw in Covington, Kentucky.  

 

He was a 22 year Air Force Veteran and 20 years with Civil Service, he loved to travel, shop and travel to England. Daniel loved his pets, Tizzy, Bandit and Danny Boy.  

 

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, James Otten and Evelyn McGraw, wife, Barbara Otten, daughter, Danielle Vargas, brother, James Otten.

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his stepson, Jason Bennett of England, daughters, Mandy Piper (Bert) of London, Ky, Shawnna Otten of Alaska, Shannon Gowers of Ohio, stepdaughter, Evette Alexander (Simon) of England, brother, Rex McGraw (Shari) of Colorado, sisters, Janice Skaggs (Dwight) of Ohio, Michele Massner of Ohio and numerous grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. 

 

In accordance with Daniel’s wishes there will be no services at this time. 

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Daniel Edwin Otten.  

 

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CHARLES PITMAN

 

Charles Pitman, age 70, of Nancy, KY, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center.

 

Charles was born on June 6, 1950 in Faubush, KY to the late Eugene Glen Pitman and Bessie Marita Roberts Pitman.  He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Charles was a Deputy for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and later retired from the Administrative Office of the Courts out of Frankfort.  He was a UK Basketball fan and enjoyed gardening and farming.  Charles especially enjoyed traveling and going to the beach.

 

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Ping Pitman of Nancy; three brothers, Danny (and Sandy) Pitman of Ferguson, Mike (and Gloria) Pitman of Somerset and Bruce (and Judy) Pitman of Nancy; two sisters, Diane (and Dannie) Holt of Indianapolis, IN and Cathy (and Billy) Coner of Nancy; one sister-in-law, Star Pitman of Somerset; several nieces and nephews, other family members and friends; including a special cousin, Ian Tyler Bray.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, David Pitman.

 

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Carter officiating. 

 

Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery.  Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard. 

 

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WANDA RAINWATER

 

Wanda Ann (Jasper) Rainwater, age 77, of Nancy, KY, passed away on March 21, 2021 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY.

 

Wanda was born on November 29, 1943 in Cain Store, KY, to the late Mavis Franklin Jasper and Helen Faye (Carter) Jasper. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Hopeful Baptist Church in Nancy, KY. She was a housewife and caretaker and deeply loved her family, friends, and the “Million dollar dog”, Maximus.

 

Along with her parents he was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Rainwater, whom she married on June 22, 1963, in Bronston, KY and he preceded her on November 22, 2017; her maternal grandparents, John T. and Gertie Carter, and her paternal grandparents, Charles and Mary Ann Jasper.

 

She is survived by one son, Jeff Rainwater (and Karen Hudson Dockery) of Somerset; one daughter, Christy Ann Rainwater (and Bobby Bray) of Nancy; sister, Brenda Galioto (and Fedele Galioto) of Bradenton, FL; one niece, Stefanie Galioto of Bradenton, FL; cousins, friends, and neighbors; and a special grand-dog, Diesel.

 

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 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. Jason Shanks officiating.

 

Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Sears, Garry Sears, Billy Coner, David Weddle, Brian Harris and Jamie Cowan.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Rainwater, Bobby Bray and James Grider.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the New Hope Church Cemetery Fund or to Hopeful Baptist Church.          

 

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JULITA SCOTT

 

Julita Mae Scott, of Van Nuys, California, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Northridge Medical Center in Northridge, California. She was 61.

 

Born on July 7, 1959, in Lebanon, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Leslie N. Scott and Iva Louise Burchett. Julita was a waitress for many years. She belonged to the DAV and the Beaver Creek Native American tribe. She loved photography, animals, and nature.

 

She is survived by her significant other, Edward Kichi of Van Nuys, California; a sister, Cherokee Scott Greene of Liberty; two brothers, Mitchell Scott of Burkesville and Leslie Leon Scott of Harrodsburg; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her three sons, Jeremy Hideg, Jacob Hideg, and Daniel Hideg; a sister, Barbara Scott Moss; a brother, Randy Scott; and a half-brother, James Roy Luttrell.

 

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Bearl King officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Mays Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 10:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. 

 

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ROBERT CLAUNCH

 

Robert Jennings Claunch age 62, of Nancy, Kentucky passed from this life Thursday, March 18, 2021. 

 

Robert was born October 3, 1958 to Richard F. Claunch I and Marlyn Ann Daulton Claunch in Somerset, Kentucky.  

 

He enjoyed fishing, playing his guitar, hanging out with his friends and welcoming everyone.  

Robert was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Joni Watts-Claunch.

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Richard and Marlyn Claunch of Nancy, his wife, Robin Franklin Claunch, daughter, Sarah Grace Franklin Claunch of Somerset, brothers, Richard Franklin Claunch II of Lexington, Randall Brian Claunch (Sherri) of Chavies, Ky, sisters, Rosemary Ann Bray (Barry) of Somerset, Rhonda Fleming (Chris) Seward of Lexington, nieces, Abby Watts-Claunch, Rebecca Ashlie Herron (Jay), Sara Elizabeth Haynes, nephews, Doyle Seth Haynes, Anthony Watts Claunch, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  

 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks

 

Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 6:00 P.M. with Bro. Todd Meadows officiating. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sarah Grace Franklin Claunch College Fund.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Robert Jennings Claunch.  

 

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JOEY TRIMBLE

 

Joey McKinley Trimble age 56, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at his home.


Joey was born January 22, 1965 to the late Glen V. Trimble and Christine Rainwater Trimble in Somerset, Kentucky.


He was of the Baptist faith. He married his wife, Trudy on June 12, 1993 in Somerset, Ky. He was a Graduate of University of Kentucky, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree of Science in Agriculture and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Joey worked for several years with former Governor Brereton Jones campaigning and at his horse farm Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky. He was also actively involved with the campaign of former Governor Steve Beshear. He enjoyed football, horse racing, traveling and having fun hanging with close friends and family.


Joey was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Christine Trimble, brother, Larry Trimble and sister, Rosemary Trimble Ellis.

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Trudy Warman Trimble, and teenage children; son, McKinley Auburn Trimble, and daughter, Taylor Michelle Trimble. He also leaves behind a cherished brother, Timothy A. Trimble of Somerset and brother-in-law Jeff Ellis of Frankfort, Ky.


A private family service will be held at Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. David Bullock officiating.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Taylor and McKinley Trimble’s College Fund.
 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Joey McKinley Trimble.

 

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GLENNA EDWARDS

 

Glenna L. Edwards, age 83, of Somerset, passed from this life on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital after a brief illness. 

 

She was born on December 10, 1937 in Columbia, Kentucky, daughter of the late Jack Young and Ruth Van-Hoy Young.  Glenna was of the Christian Faith and a member of Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and had a special love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Glenna was an avid reader and had a genuine passion for taking care of others, including her beloved dogs and cats.   She would send birthday cards to many family and friends as an act of kindness.  She was a loving devoted wife of 56 years  to the Late H. O. Edwards. Glenna was a caring and compassionate caregiver.  She spent several years as a Clerical Associate at the Lake Cumberland Medical Associates in Somerset as a dedicated employee.   Glenna was such a kind-hearted, friendly and generous person and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children; Chris (Emily) Edwards of Owensboro, Kentucky and Stephanie (Brian) Whitaker of Somerset, Kentucky, a sister; Betty Young of Somerset, four grandchildren; Hannah (Austin) Coomer, Emily Whitaker, Joshua Edwards and Addy Reese, two great-grandchildren; Lakynn Baber and Kipp Baber as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in the Chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company.  

 

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at 7:00 pm with Bro. Brian Whitaker officiating.

 

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JERRY ROSE

 

Mr. Jerry Franklin Rose, son of the late Leslie Frankllin and Francis Joyace Adams Rose, was born May 9, 1958 and he departed this life on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Lexington, KY having attained the age of 62 years.

 

He was united in marriage to Rebecca Caudill Rose, she survives. Other survivors include; one son, Carson Landon Alexander of Raleigh, North Carolina; two daughters, Jessica Renea (and Jerry) McKinney of Science Hill, Kentucky and Manya Addie Alma (and Logan) Schlosser of Burnside, Kentucky. four brothers, Jeff Rose of Indiana, Doug and James Rose of Kentucky and Finley Rose of Ohio; three sisters, Colene Cassidy of Texas, Teresa Rose and Tonya Rose of Kentucky; five grandchildren Sydney McKinney, Megan Ann Rose Schlosser, Isaiah Alexander, Gunner Schlosser, and Preston Alexander and a host of other relatives who mourn his passing.

 

Other than his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother; Quinton Rose.

 

Jerry was a U.S. Army veteran,  he enjoyed woodworking, carpentry and being around his family and friends.

 

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the Chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Kinney Caudill and Bro. Johnny Dunbar officiating.

 

The family will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday until time for services.

 

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BOYD DAY

Boyd Day, of Stanford, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021, at his home. He was 89.

 

Born March 29, 1931, in Garrard Co., KY, he was a son of the late Nathan Alford Day and Delia Lee Brock Day. Boyd retired after 28 years working as a section foreman for the Milwaukee Railroad Company and for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. He was a US Army veteran. Boyd enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and hunting for mushrooms.

 

Survivors include his dear wife, Louise Haggard Day, whom he wed on November 17, 2007; sons, Bill (Shelly) Cochran, Johnny (Kristy) Day, and Robert (Sherry) Day; step-sons, Kevin (Jennifer) Brown and Richard (Paige) Brown; step-daughter, Rebecca May; sisters, Mary Ruth Pointer, Para Lee Bean, Gladys (Maurice) Green, and Barbara Ann (Lonnie) Napier; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

 

Boyd was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kenneth Cochran; step-sons, Barry and Keith Brown; step-daughter, Paula Vanderpool; brothers, Jerry, Bill, Robert, and Ernie; and sisters, Christine, May, Hazel, and Margaret.

 

Funeral services will be at 2:00PM on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Jeremy Atwood officiating.

 

Burial will follow in the Caney Fork Cemetery with military honors by the Casey County Honor Guard.

 

Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until 2:00PM on Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

Facial coverings are required and social distancing must be followed.

 

Pallbearers will be Robby and Johnny Day, Kevin, Robbie, and Boyd Brown, and Matthew Mirowski. Honorary pallbearers will be Carol Wethington and Bill Cochran.

 

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

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JEROME LEE RANEY

Jerome Lee Raney, of Liberty, passed away on March 19, 2021, at the Bowling Green Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY. He was 64.

 

Born November 3, 1956, in Liberty, KY, he was a son of Macie Viletta Hendricks Raney and the late Tyrone Raney. Jerome worked 47 years at American Greetings. He enjoyed attending equipment auctions and trading Chevrolet trucks.

 

He is survived by his mother, Macie Hendricks Raney of Liberty; a brother, Gary (Brenda) Raney of Lancaster; a sister, Elizabeth (Don) Rudder of Liberty; a nephew, Alex Dewane of Liberty; and one great nephew, Liam Dewane.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Maupin and Bro. Larry Cochran officiating.

 

Burial will follow in the Willow Springs Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be from 12 Noon until 2:00PM on Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Facial coverings are required and social distancing must be observed.

 

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

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SANDRA CLOTHIER

 

Sandra Clothier, 74, of Somerset, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital.

 

She was born March 18, 1947 in Drum, Kentucky; daughter of the late Perry & Dorothy Meece. She was a homemaker and a retiree of New Life Industries. She was a member of Colo Baptist Church.

 

She is survived by her husband, Clyde Clothier; two sons, Bruce Clothier of Lexington and Brian & (Amanda) Clothier of Somerset; a brother, Danny & (Toni) Meece of Nancy;  two sisters, Teresa Warren of Somerset, and Patricia  Gregory of White Lily; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Angela Clothier; and her twin sister, Sarah Gill.

 

A Funeral Service will be held 12:30 PM Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Bullock officiating.

 

Burial will be in Wesley's Chapel Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be after 10:30 AM Monday, March 22, 2021 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

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

 

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VERNON WESLEY

 

Vernon L. "Preach" Wesley, 88, of Eubank, passed away, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the Somerset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

 

He was born February 14, 1933 in Rocklick, Kentucky; son of the late Carl Jack & Mary Edith (Dick) Wesley. He worked as a truck driver.

 

He is survived by his children, Glen Gale Wesley of Eubank and Ann & (Jack) Dick of Eubank; and a grandaughter, Emily & (Josh) Goforth.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty (Dick) Wesley; three brothers, Royce, Roy "Duke", & Norman Wesley; and two sisters, Doris Loveless & Joyce Phillips.

 

A Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Reynolds officiating.

 

Burial will be in Eubank Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be after 12:00 PM Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

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EMMA SHUMAKER

 

Emma Vanover Shumaker, age 62, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at her residence following a short illness.

She was born in Hyden, Kentucky on May 28, 1958 to the late William II and Bonnie Jean Vanover. She was the seventh of their nine children.

 

Emma is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years, Dennis Shumaker, whom she married on June 19, 1982. Also surviving are her beloved children, Shannon Shumaker, Tim (Heather) Shumaker, Sarah (Ty) Cooper and Lucas (Kayla) Shumaker.

 

She was blessed to have seven grandchildren she adored, those included Kristian Gleason, Jackson Cooper, Brooklynn Cooper, Mason Cronin, Alivia Shumaker, Maddie Shumaker and Nolan Shumaker.

 

Siblings surviving to cherish her memory are brothers William III (Pam) Vanover, Terry (Linda) Vanover, Gary (Nancy) Vanover, Michael (Roxanne) Vanover, Lonnie (Robin) Vanover, twin brother Tim (Nancy) Vanover and sister Patty (Tom) Vranesic.

 

Additional family members playing an important part in Emma's life were sister-in-law Brenda Dail, Bev Weaver and Nancy Bennett, eighteen nieces and nephews and fifty-one great nieces and nephews.

 

Sherri Peterson had been her treasured best friend for fifty-four years.

 

Along with her parents Emma was preceeded in death by one sister, Carol Whitaker, her mother-in-law Phena Shumaker, a very special brother-in-law Barry Dail, niece Leona Key, nephew Jeff Whitaker and a wonderful sister-in-law Carol Vanover, who was like a second mother.

 

Over the course of her twenty-eight year career at AHF Products, several of her co-workers became life-long friends. She appreciated her job and those she worked with every day.

 

A woman of strong faith and conviction, Emma made her church home at Burnside Christian Church and deeply loved her church family.

 

Emma will be missed by all who knew her. Her kind spirit and gentle personality touched all those who came in contact with her. Her selflessness was a gift she provided to everyone whether it be family, friends or a complete stranger. She was always doing for others. Her generous heart will be forever remembered.

 

A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Monday, March 22, 2021 at Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Ogle officiating.

 

Burial will follow at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

 

The family will receive friends after 11 AM Monday, March 22, 2021 at Pulaski Funeral Home until time for services.

 

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements. with Bro. Tim Ogle officiating.

 

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CAROL WHITSON

 

Carol Lynn Whitson age 55, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in Somerset.  

 

Carol was born October 1, 1965 to Raymond Meece and Darlene Pandorf Meece in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

 

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and loved to ride horses, enjoyed outside activities, an active member in her Church and community organizations. She was a host Mom to multiple exchange students.   

 

Carol was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Meece.

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her mother, Darlene Meece, son, Michael Gregory (Angela) of Somerset, brothers, Eric Meece of Covington, Raymond Meece of Monticello, granddaughter, Chloe Gregory, and her beloved extended Whitson family. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.  

 

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. at Grace Baptist Church with a funeral service to begin at 3:30 P.M. with Bro. Todd Meadows officiating, burial will follow in Southern Oaks Cemetery.  

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to AIM or God’s Food Pantry.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Carol Whitson.  

 

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BRYAN BESHEARS

 

Bryan Beshears, age 43, of Ferguson, Kentucky, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland.  

 

He was born on May 7, 1977 in Somerset, Kentucky, the son of Arlene Beshears Cash and the late Kenneth Cash. 

 

Bryan loved sports. He especially enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Bengals, UK Sports, & NASCAR. Most of all, he loved and cherished his daughter. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  

 

He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents, Roy and Thelma Beshears.  

 

He is survived by his mother, Arlene Cash of Ferguson; daughter Riley Beshears of Ferguson; and brother, Jared (Heather) Cash of Columbus, OH; nephew, Isaiah Cash, nieces, Makenzie and Makayla Cash, all of Columbus, OH; and a special nephew, Jonathan Price.  

 

Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Bro. Corey Meggs officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Bryan Beshears Memorial Fund.  

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Bryan Beshears.  

 

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VONICE PHELPS

 

Mr. Vonice Phelps age 92, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life on Wednesday March 17, 2021 at his residence in Somerset. 

 

Vonice was born August 29, 1928 to the late Elmer Phelps and Lottie Smith Phelps in Stab, Kentucky. Vonice was at a very young age when his family moved to Indiana and he graduated from Union Township High School, Johnson County, Indiana. After High School he joined the U.S Navy in 1950, where he served four years of active duty during the Korean War. He was of the baptist faith. 

 

In 1956 he married Bonnie Key and later they moved to Florida where they had lived together for 40 years prior to her death. Just recently Vonice returned to his birth home in Somerset. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lottie Phelps; brothers, Bobby Phelps and Gene Phelps; and sister, Claira Phelps Richards; 

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, sister, Barbara (Jerry) Lockhart of Fort Payne, Alabama; sister in law, Mary Thompson Phelps of Medina, Ohio ; aunt, Opal Whitaker of Somerset; canine best friend and companion for 14 years, his beloved dog, Missy; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

 

In Accordance with Vonice’s wishes there will be no services. A private inurnment at Mize Cemetery will be held at a later date. 

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Vonice Phelps. 

 

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CHARLES FLYNN

 

Charles Halleck Flynn, son of the late Mabel (Hardwick) Flynn and Robert Halleck Flynn, was born on August 20, 1936 in Somerset, KY and he departed this life on February 10, 2021 having attained the age of 84 years.

 

He was united in marriage to Monica Tegner Flynn, she survives. Other survivors include; four children, Jacqlyn Longwell (George) of Falls Church, VA, June (and Bob) Degenhardt of Richmond, VA, Steven Flynn (Kelly O' Connor) of Warrenton, VA and Jon Flynn (Kelly) of Ashland, WI; nine grandchildren, Alexis Longwell, Hanna (and Michael) Telford, Robert Longwell, Kyle Degenhardt, Amanda Degenhardt, Jason Flynn, Dr. Autumn Flynn (and Dr.David Vogt), Shenandoah Flynn, and Jackson Flynn.


He leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.

 

Other than his parents, he is also preceded in death by; his three older sisters, Zelleen, Elizabeth, and Roberta.

 

Charlie's family lived on a farm in the Pisgah Community, they were members of the Pisgah Church, and the children attended the Pisgah School.

 

Charlie played football and basketball at Somerset High School, he also ran the high hurdles. He completed his high school education at Somerset High School, obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and received graduate degrees from The American Institute of Banking, Virginia / Maryland School of banking at the University of Virginia, and the Banking School of the South at Louisiana State University.

 

He was member of the Fallsfax Optimist Club, a officer of the McLean Business and Professional Organization, and a member and past president of the Falls Church Rotary Club. He was a longtime member and Treasurer of the Bruen Chapel United Methodist Church, the former treasurer of the Bruen Chapel Methodist Men's Club, both in Virginia.

 

Charlie met Monica Tegner just 3 days after she arrived in the United States from Sweden. Fourteen months later, they were married in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC this was on June 29, 1963. The lived in and raised their children in Virginia.

 

In 2006 after a high school class reunion, Charlie longed to move back home to Somerset, KY. So, two years later he and Monica moved back to the Pisgah Community where he was member and former treasurer of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church. They have lived at Pisgah until the present.

 

A funeral service for Charlie Flynn will be held at the Pisgah Presbyterian Church on Saturday March 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Greg Ryan officiating.

 

Burial will follow in the Somerset Cemetery.

 

The family of Mr. Charlie Flynn will receive friends at the church from 12 noon until time for services.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Mr. Charlie Flynn.

 

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KURTIS PITMAN

 

Kurtis James Pitman, age 20, of Nancy, KY, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021.

 

Kurtis was born on July 1, 2000 in Somerset, KY to Brandon Pitman and Crystal Ann Tompkins.  He had a deep love for the Lord and was always there to provide a helping hand, encouraging word, or even just a smile to those who needed it.  Kurtis was a graduate of Pulaski County High School and obtained his CDL’s, which he was very proud of.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends; he had a passion for music and especially creating it.  He shared a close relationship with his cousin, Raleigh, who helped him with his music.  Kurtis also had a love for fast cars.  He had many accomplishments and lots of big dreams and left here with greater things to do.  He has earned his wings and will now shelter his family and will continue to carry them throughout their life until they meet again. 

 

He is survived by his father, Brandon Bruce Pitman of Nancy; his mother, Crystal Ann Pitman (Tompkins) and Robert Massengill of Nancy; three brothers, McCoy William Boyd (Chaney) of Somerset, Justice Wade Boyd (Tompkins) of Somerset, Nealan Charlie Boyd (Tompkins) of Somerset; one sister, Adrian Maureen Pitman of Nancy; paternal grandfather, Bruce (and Judy) Pitman; paternal grandmother, Robin Rogers Harris; maternal grandmother, June Tompkins; special aunt, Lacey Tompkins; special uncle, Tyson Pitman; special cousin, Raleigh Miller; and other family members and friends.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles “Chuck” L. Tompkins; grandfather, Charles Lafavers; and a step-grandfather, Cleo Harris.  

 

A visitation will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 10:00am until 11:00am at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

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ALFRED SANDERS

 

Alfred Earl Sanders, 91, of Science Hill, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the Somerset Nursing & Rehab.

 

He was born January 25, 1930 in Dunham, Kentucky; son of the late William L. & Mary (Hughes) Sanders. He was a truck driver in the coal mining industry and a veteran of the United States Army.

 

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Connie (Finley) Sanders; two sons, David D. Finley of Interlatchen, Florida & Roger Lee Mullins of Keystone Heights, Florida; and two sisters, Coleen  Boggs of Inverness, Florida & Wanda Wright of Jenkins, Kentucky.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Deward, Harlan, & Darrell Sanders; and two sisters, Mildred Greer & Dorothy Stephens.

 

A Graveside Service will be held 11:00 AM March 18, 2021 at the Mill Springs National Cemetery with Chaplain Clarence Floyd officiating.

 

Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post # 38.

 

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Alfred E. Sanders.

 

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VIOLA PIKE

 

Viola Pike of Somerset,Kentucky departed this life on March 16, 2021. She was born July 9,1938 in Pulaski County and was of the baptist faith.


She Is survived by her daughter Cynthia Lynn Hurley (Greg) of Science Hill; brothers, James Whitis(Ernestine), Robert Whitis (Betty), and Harold Whitis; sisters, Margaret Poindexter, Paulette Murphy both of Somerset and Mary Mink (Dan) of Mount Vernon and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

She is proceeded in death by her parents James A. Whitis And Mary Bell Goff Whitis: brothers,Carl Whitis, Edwin Whitis, Herbert Whitis; sisters, Edna Floyd, Maxine Johnson, Pearl Hall, and Lena McQueen.

 

A funeral service will be held at Pulaski Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Friday, March,19 2021.

 

Burial will be in the Barnesburg Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM Friday,March 19,2021.

 

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

 

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CLIFTON ACEY

 

Clifton Lee Acey, Sr. passed from this life on Sunday March 14, 2021. Clif was born on May 4, 1955 to Robert “Bob” and Hazel Louise Massey Acey in Science Hill, Kentucky. 

 

Mr. Acey was a proud man with incredible strength, he was brave, courageous and strong. He enjoyed international travel to the Philippines. He loved spending time with friends and family. He never really met a stranger. He took pride in being an Acey. He loved playing guitar, hunting, and fishing. He was so prideful of his working throughout Kroger marketplace he will be loved and missed deeply by so many of whom have had honor  of having known him. 

 

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert “Bob” Acey; Mother, Hazel Louise Massey Acey; and son, Joseph Lee Acey.

 

Clif leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife, Marilyn Seman Acey of the Philippines; daughters, Jamie Acey and Dale of Somerset, Ky, Ashley Perez (Brian) of Somerset, KY, and Amanda (Lee) Tidwell of Tennessee; sons, Lee Acey of Science Hill and Dennis Acey of Tennessee; brother, Paul (Carolyn) Acey of Science Hill, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren; stepsons, Jonino (Maryann) Seman and Manuel (Regine) Seman; along with four step grandchildren of the Philippines. 

 

Visitation for Mr. Acey will be held Thursday March 18, 2021 from Noon-2 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 2 P.M. with Bro. Lowell Gossett officiating. Interment will be in the Grave Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. 

 

If you are unable to attend the funeral services will be live streamed from his daughter Jamie Acey’s Facebook account. 

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Clifton Lee.

 

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VERNON BOSWORTH

 

Vernon “Vern” Willis Bosworth, age 81, of Somerset, KY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center.

 

Vern was born at home on March 9, 1940 in South Jefferson, ME to the late Merton Albert Bosworth and Doris Turner Bosworth. 

 

He attended the local grammar school and graduated from Lincoln Academy High School in New Castle in 1958.  He served his country in the United States Army where he was stationed at Redstone Arsenal Army Base in Huntsville, AL.  He married his high school sweetheart, Nettie Griffin, and settled in Damariscotta, ME.  They had four children:  Vernon Jr., Teresa, Holly and Sherry.

 

Over the years he worked as a mechanic, a logger, a janitor/maintenance and bus driver, plowing driveways and other odds and ends.  He was a jack of all trades and could do anything he put his mind to.  In 1970 Vern was saved, joined the Waldoboro Pentecostal Church and was baptized at Crescent Beach in Jefferson.  Attending church or prayer meeting or Bible study became his life and he wanted to share this new passion with everybody.

 

After his remarriage, he moved to Sunnybrook, KY in 1980 and later to Monticello.  He became an ordained minister and dreamed of starting his own ministry up until the day he died.  Rather than having a church of brick and mortar, his ministry was through helping others come to faith in Christ.

After being widowed, he married Susan Brock of Somerset, KY, on December 1, 2007.  She was a wonderful companion for him and loving caregiver in the end.  They traveled all over the country, played putt-putt golf on Friday nights and went to the local water park regularly.  He enjoyed singing and playing guitar at the weekly Pisgah Schoolhouse Pickin’ and Grinnin’.  He always had a jigsaw puzzle going and worked under his Masters and Contractors electrician licenses until one year before his death.

 

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Vernon W. Bosworth, Jr.; one grandson, Ricky Ginnaty; and two brothers, Richard Bosworth, Kenneth Bosworth and Clifford Bosworth.

 

He is survived by his wife, Susan Brock Bosworth  and his beloved dog, Leah of Somerset; three daughters, Teresa (and Mike) Starr of Bremen, ME, Holly (and Garth) Miller of Whidbey Island, WA and Sherry Perkins of Whidbey Island, WA; one sister, Evelyn Bennett of Farmingdale, ME; seven grandchildren, Mary Helen and Erin Ginnaty, Victoria and Kyle Perkins, Michael, Christopher and Brent Burns and Landon Miller; as well as several great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

Visitation will be on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

A Celebration of Life service will follow on Friday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Todd Meadows and Matt Thompson officiating. 

 

Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, KY. 

 

Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard. 

 

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JERIANN BERRY FALLS

JeriAnn Berry Falls, of Elkhorn, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021, at her home. She was 79.

 

Born on April 22, 1941, in Louisville, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Enos Earl and Evelyn Swisher Berry.

 

JeriAnn grew up in the rural town of Fairdale near Louisville, Kentucky. In her early life, her two greatest passions aside from her family were children and horses. Following her passion, she raised and trained horses for several years. She had quite an affinity to help children in need. She was one of the earliest participants and founders for Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Handicapped Children in 1972. She was also an initial organizer in the Riding for Hope program affiliated with the Kentucky Horse Park.

 

She obtained an Associate Degree in Mental Health Therapy, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Kentucky, and her Master’s Degree and Rank 1 in Education from Western Kentucky University. JeriAnn taught 5th grade in Marion County, Kentucky, for many years, having last taught at Glasscock Elementary School in Lebanon.

 

JeriAnn was an adventurous person that had a passion for traveling, leading to her visiting most parts of the United States and many foreign countries. Her mission throughout her life was to serve God and to serve others. Always a faithful presence, she was a member of Pine Grove Community Church and taught Sunday School for decades.

 

JeriAnn met her husband Doug Falls in 1960, and they have since been inseparable for sixty-one years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Scott (and Sharon) Falls of Troy, Missouri, Tim Berry Falls of Liberty, and Matt (and Cathy) Falls of Elkhorn; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a great-grandchild on the way; and a sister, Dixie.

 

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Pine Grove Community Church with Bro. Jeff Edwards and Bro. David Hicks officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Pine Grove Community Church as well as from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Thursday.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Program at PO Box 13155, Lexington, Kentucky, 40583.

 

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

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MARY KEARNS

 

Mary Lou Kearns, age 73, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from her earthly life into eternal life with her heavenly father on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Mary Lou was born on June 29, 1947 in Somerset, Kentucky to the late Leslie Eggers and Juanita Vaughn Eggers.

 

She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Bernie Kearns; two daughters, Gina & (Chuck) Gibson and Jennifer Kearns both of Lexington; Mary Lou is also survived by her mother, Juanita Eggers of Somerset; one brother, Ronnie & (Susie) Eggers of Cheviot, OH; and three sisters, Janice & (Alton) Barron, Shirley & (Larry) Hamilton, and Sally & (Barry) Daulton all of Somerset.

 

She also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and great-nephews whom she loved and cherished like children and grandchildren. One special niece, Rhonda Nelson who often helped care for her during her five-year battle with cancer.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie Eggers.

 

Mary Lou was a member of First Christian Church of Somerset. She loved her savior Jesus Christ and her church family. She missed not being able to attend church in person for the past year. Mary Lou had a great love for all the youth at First Christian and often said, "I miss seeing my kids at church."

 

She was a homemaker and worked in accounting and bookkeeping for thirty plus years before becoming ill. She enjoyed flower gardening and being outside. She loved vacations with family to the beach in Florida, and game night with food and large crowds of family and friends.

 

Pallbearers will be nephews, Dale Barron, Steven Hamilton, Ricky Hamilton, and Brandon Daulton; as well as great nephews, Connor Nelson, Chandler Nelson, and Chase Nelson; and a cousin, David Eggers.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Christian Church Youth Fund or Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

 

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the First Christian Church of Somerset with Bro. Clyde Strunk officiating.

 

Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

 

The family will receive friends after 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the First Christian Church until time for services.

 

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

 

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BILLIE DERRINGER

 

Billie Derringer, of Martinsville, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, in Liberty, Kentucky. He was 79.

 

Born on July 16, 1941, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Thomas “Tom” and Lola Eads Derringer. Billie was a machine operator. He was a member of Plano Baptist Church. He formerly served his country in the United States Army.

 

He is survived by two sons, Randy Derringer of Coatesville, Indiana and Tommy (and Jodey) Derringer of Clayton, Indiana; two grandchildren, Mike and Chris; and four great-grandchildren, Thomas, Bo, Cameron, and Brooklyn; three sisters, Cindy (and Don) Miller, Phyllis (and Dallen) Gibson, and Brenda DeHart; and three brothers, Johnny (and Patty) Derringer, Roger (and Allison) Derringer, and Junior (and Sue) Derringer.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his spouse, Stella Ruth Taylor Derringer, who passed away on November 11, 2018; and two brothers, Bobby Derringer and William Derringer.

 

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 19, 2021, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Price officiating.

 

Burial will follow in Caney Fork Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by the Casey County Honor Guard.

 

Visitation: Noon-2pm Friday.

 

 

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ERVEL MERRICK

 

Ervel E. Merrick, 87, of Science Hill, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 in Lexington.

 

He was born September 7, 1933 in Naomi; son of the late Ernal & Bessie (Scrimager) Merrick. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by three daughters, Brenda & (Ernest) Begley of Lexington, Deborah Merrick of Somerset, and Beverly Owens of Somerset; two brothers, Wilbern Merrick of Nicholasville and Troy & (Elaine) Merrick of Science Hill; two sisters, Ruby & (Thomas) Shadoan of Somerset and Rose Stogsdill of Lexington; three sisters-in-law, Lucy Merrick of Science Hill, Linda & (Don) Watts of Nicholasville, and Mary Sue Merrick of Somerset; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; his former wife, Virgie (Crum) Merrick; and four brothers, Lendon, George, Vernon, & Arville Dale Merrick; a grandchild, Jennifer Rogers; a brother-in-law, Dale Stogsdill; two sisters-in-law, Mary Evelyn Merrick, and Enza Merrick;  a son-in-law, Ronnie Owens. 

 

A Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Troy Merrick and Bro. Marty Shadoan  officiating.

 

Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation will be after 12:00 PM Tuesday, March 16, 2021 until time for services at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

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

 

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GEORGE BAUMGARDNER

 

George Paul Baumgardner, age 76, of Somerset, peacefully passed from this life in the privacy of his home on Saturday, March 13, 2021. 

 

He was born on October 27, 1944 in Corbin, Kentucky, son of the late Paul T. Baumgardner and Ethel Lawson Baumgardner.

 

Those who considered him as family or a friend called him Paul.  He was a retired self-employed Truck Driver.  He served his country in the United States Army and was proud of his rank of SP5. 

 

He also received a US Army Freedom Team Salute and Certificate of Appreciation for his dedicated patriotism and continued support of the Army family. He was married to Janet Ann Smith on April 12, 1986 in Somerset and they have enjoyed 34 years of marriage together.  Paul enjoyed fishing, boating and hunting and was a past member of the American Legion Post #38.  He was of the Baptist Faith and was a kind, generous and loving husband and father  He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife; Janet Smith Baumgardner of Somerset, three daughters; Melissa Jo Deaton of Indiana, Melissa Ann Johnstone of Frankfort, Kentucky and Tonya Sue Baumgardner of Somerset, Kentucky, a granddaughter; Corinth Kissten McKee of Somerset, and a sister; Sandra Baumgardner of Richmond, Kentucky as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 16 2021 in the Chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company. 

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 noon in the Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Eric Barnes officiating.

 

Interment with Military Honors will be at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

 

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DANNY COMPTON

 

Danny Compton age 68, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Friday, March 12, 2021 at his home. 

 

Danny was born November 22, 1952 to the late Leonard Compton and Bettie Godby Compton in Somerset, Kentucky. 

 

Danny was a Graduate of Somerset High School Class of 1970, an Eagle Scout of Troop #82. He served as Military Police in the US Army. Danny took pride in being a hardworking, self-employed Tile Setter Contractor. He was a Christian of the Baptist faith. Danny was a die-hard UK sports and Cincinnati Reds Baseball fan, but most of all cherished his family, grandkids, and his 2 beloved dogs, Lacey and Harley. 

 

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Bettie Compton, wife, Joy Tarter Compton and father-in-law, Fred Tarter. 

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, Ryan Compton (Alyssa) of Somerset, daughter, Jamie Whitaker of Somerset, brother, David Compton of Somerset, sisters, Jolyn Honeycutt (Mike) of Somerset, Kimm Merrick (Steve) of Somerset, mother-in-law, Edith Tarter of Ft. Wright, KY, aunt, Beulah Powers of St. Petersburg, FL, uncle, Jimmy Godby (Faye) of Independence, KY, 6 grandchildren, Peyton, Kyndal, McKinley, Jaxon, Kaitlyn, and Easton. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. 

 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to begin at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Gary Phelps officiating. 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Danny Compton Memorial Fund.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Danny Compton.  

 

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BEATRICE BURKETT

 

Beatrice Lynn Burkett, age 60 of Somerset, Kentucky, passed from this life on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at her home.  

 

She was born on July 3, 1960 in Somerset, daughter of the late Lewis Lovell Burkett and Opal Beatrice Smith Burkett.  

 

She was a homemaker and a member of Ringgold Pentecostal Church. She loved to decorate, spend time outdoors, and being with her family.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William Monroe Hawk, Roy Hawk “JR”, Don Hawk, and Lewis Lovell Burkett, Jr; sisters, Jewell Dean Walters, Brenda Young, and Shirley Cummins.  

 

She is survived by her son, Timothy Stringer of Somerset; daughter, Tonya (Thomas) Norris of Yosemite; her significant other, Thomas Caudill of Somerset; sister, Lovie Janice Jones; grandchildren, Melany Sizemore, Dakota Sizemore, Jordan Sizemore, Aiden Stringer, and Lyric Stringer; special friends, Judy and Bill Cummins, and Kathy Stringer; and a host of friends and other family members.  

 

Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Southern Oaks Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Gossett officiating.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangement for Beatrice Lynn Burkett.    

 

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JAMES CLARK

James Hollis Clark age 82 of Liberty, KY passed away on Wednesday March 10th, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Casey Co., KY on May 19th, 1938 a son of the late Ambrose and Betty Blanche Wesley Clark.

 

James was a farmer, a pianist and singer with The Happy Travelers for over 30 years and member and pianist at Willow Springs United Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include: His Spouse: Mary Sharon Vest Clark, Two Daughters: Stacia and (Phillip) Bell of Liberty and Christy and (Mike) Davis of Dunnville, Four Grandchildren: Emily Corn, Kieran McAninch, Jake and Christopher Davis, Four Great Grandchildren: Patrick Bowlin, Kayden McAninch, Haylee and Laura Davis, Five Step Great Grandchildren: Madison, Cole, Chelsea, Jordan and Hannah and Two Sisters: Norma Jean and (Cecil) Hatter and Mae Bell both of Liberty,

Preceding him in death besides his parents was Three Brothers: Ambrose Clark Jr., Clifford Eli Clark and Harold Clark and Three Sisters: Beulah Gay Vaught, Faye Cravens and Emma Clark.

 

A Walk Thru Visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday March 13th, 2021 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday March 13th, 2021 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Bro. Dwight Hatter officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Willow Springs Cemetery.

 

Due to State Mandate: Masks will be required for the funeral and visitation.

 

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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ALBERTA LAURA ELLIOTT

Alberta Laura Elliott age 88 of Middleburg, KY passed away on Saturday March 6th, 2021 at the Mayfair Manor. She was born in Casey Co., KY on April 20th, 1932 a daughter of the late Sammy and Ethel Hamlin Rayborn.

 

Alberta was the widow of Silas Elliott who passed away on February 22nd, 1988.

 

Survivors include: One Son: Jackie Elliott of Middleburg, One Daughter: Lisha McGuire of Stanford, Six Grandchildren and One Great Grandchild.

 

Preceding her in death besides her parents and spouse was One Daughter: Pamela Passmore and Thirteen Siblings.

 

Graveside Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday March 11th, 2021 at Middleburg Cemetery.

 

Bro. Kevin Pittman officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Middleburg Cemetery.

 

In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the funeral home to help offset expenses.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.bartlefuneralhome.com

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DALLAS GREER

Dallas Greer, age 87, of Hustonville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Kentucky. Born Saturday September 2, 1933 to the late Hencey and Maudie Williams Greer. He was the widower to the late Maxine Patterson Greer who preceded him in death on December 25, 2015. Dallas attended Locust Grove Baptist Church. He loved listening to bluegrass music, fishing, working on racecars, mowing and tinkering on things in his garage.

 

Dallas leaves behind two sons, Sam Greer (Letty) of Indianapolis, Indiana and David Greer (Becky) of Greenwood, Indiana; two daughters, Regina Greer Cross (Ebert) of Kings Mountain, Kentucky and Ina Mandabach of Hustonville; six grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one brother, Paul Greer of Stanford, Kentucky; and three sisters, Gladys Greer Rowland of Hustonville, Mary Greer Turpin of Stanford and Betty Sue Greer Carter of Kings Mountain.

 

In addition to his wife and parents, Dallas was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Thurman Greer; and two sisters, Cynthia Greer and Cloretta Greer Rayborn.

 

A Public Funeral Service will be held 1:00PM Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at the church. Bro. Tim Jones will be officiating the service.

 

Burial will follow in KP Hall Cemetery. 

 

The Public Funeral Service will be live streamed on Fox & Friend Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

 

A Public Visitation will be held11AM-1PM Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Locust Grove Baptist Church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions suggested to The American Heart Association, The Kidney Foundation and The Diabetes Association.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID -19 regulations, masks must be worn by all in attendance for the Public Visitation and the Funeral Service; and social distancing guidelines must be followed.

 

Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Dallas’ arrangements. Guest Book available at www.friendfuneralhomes.com.

 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dallas Greer, please visit our floral store.

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TONY YORK

 

Mr. Tony J. York age 76 of Dunnville, KY passed away on Sunday February 28 2021 at his residence. 

 

He was born on July 25, 1944 in Dunnville. 

 

Tony was a skilled construction worker and a veteran of the United States Army.  Tony loved life and loved making people laugh. 

 

He is survived by his children; Jody York and Kristi York.  His grandchildren; Nathan, Troy, Kaitlyn, Peyton, Malaki, Kamren and Kyra.  Also surviving is a sister; Dixie Holtsclaw of Ohio. 

 

Tony was preceded in death by his parents; Everett and Lola Thomas York and a brother; Don C. York. 

 

A service celebrating the life of Tony J. York  will be held at 1:00 PM on March 20, 2021 at the Hill Church in Liberty, Ky.

 

Somerset Undertaking Company assisting with arrangements.

 

 

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DALE SPEARS

 

Dale Spears, of Yosemite, died Wednesday.

 

Survivors:  his wife, Linda Williams Spears; a daughter, Tonya (Rodney) Lamb of OH; a son, Lester Spears of OH; 2 brothers, Lewis & Tom Spears, both of Somerset; sisters, Freeda Wesley of OH, & Stella Walker and Mary Arnett, both of IN.

 

Service:  1pm Saturday at First Baptist Church, Liberty.

Burial at Bethelridge Cemetery.

Visitation:  after 10:30am Saturday at the church.

 

Bartle Funeral Home, Liberty, in charge of arrangements.

 

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LES CALHOUN

 

Mr. Les Calhoun, son of the late James H. and Ethel Gibson Calhoun, was born in Somerset, KY on August 27, 1948 and he departed this life on February 27, 2021 having attained the age of 72 years.

Les was united in marriage to Mary Betty White Calhoun, she survives.

 

Other survivors include; two sisters, Linda Carol Calhoun Grider, who is Les's twin sister, and Barbara Sue Cassidy Tomlinson; three brothers, Lloyd Calhoun, Leman Brent Calhoun and Larry Wayne Calhoun as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Other than his parents, he was also preceded in death by a very special cousin, Larry "Todge" Calhoun; three sisters, Lola Campbell, Lily Mae Davison and Ladora Dean Buxton; and five brothers, Lindsey, Linville, Leonard & Lynn Allen Calhoun, and Arnold Gene Gibson.

 

Les was a United States Air Force veteran having served in the Vietnam war. Upon getting out of the military, he shortly thereafter joined the Kentucky State Police where he served from 1971 until retirement in 1991.

 

He was greatly involved in a number of different projects over the years, but, one he was most proud of was the placement of the Cross just outside of Burnside. He was a Christian person who will be deeply missed by his family and his multitude of friends.

 

 A funeral service for Mr. Les Calhoun will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Parkers Mill Road Baptist Church.

 

Burial will follow at the Mill Springs National Cemetery.

 

The family of Mr. Les Calhoun will receive friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. Monday March 8, 2021 until time for services.

 

In Lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Christians 4 the Cross c/o Citizens National Bank

 

6385 S. Hwy 27, Somerset, KY 42501 or the Sloans Valley Cemetery Fund, 17 Windy Hills, Somerset, KY 42501

 

Pulaski Funeral home is honored to be assisting the family of Mr. Les Calhoun.

 

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ROBERT KEITH

 

Robert “Bob” Keith, 93, of Bronston, KY passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

 

He was born in Spencer, Indiana on June 29, 1927 to the late John William and Alice Jones Keith.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, sons David Alan and Robert Michael Keith, a granddaughter Joni Rai Williams, and a great-grandson Blake Hudgins.

 

He is survived by his children Patty Palmer (John), Gary Keith (Janie), Brent Keith (Charlene), Phillip Keith (YoYo), and Kimberly Keith. Also, ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Two brothers Danny Keith (Ann) and David Keith (Ellen) and three sister-in-laws Euetta Keith, Faye Keith, and Judy Keith.

 

Robert retired from the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, KY in 1982. In addition to being a World War II veteran, he was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was a member of the Burnside Masonic Lodge #634, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.

 

He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.

 

A funeral service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Pulaski Funeral Home.

 

Burial will follow in the Jacob Mayfield Cemetery in Bronston.

 

The family of Robert will receive friends at Pulaski Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. Saturday until time for services.

 

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BOB GARRETT

Bob Garrett, of Dunnville, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the UK Hospital in Lexington. He was 75.

 

Born July 2, 1945, in Casey Co., KY, he was a son of the late Harlan and Adell Lee Garrett. Bob was a former gate hauler and carpenter. He loved gardening and spending time with his family, especially all of his grandchildren. Bob could often be seen driving around on his golf cart. He was also an ordained minister having last preached at The Lord’s Harvest Church in Russell County.

 

Survivors include his wife, Faye Lane Garrett, whom he wed on June 19, 1964; son, Greg Garrett of Dunnville; daughters, Karen (and Jimmy) Vaught of Dunnville and Lisa Patton of Dunnville; sisters, Beulah Miller of Dunnville, Evelyn (and Buel) McDonald of Liberty, and Louise Redford of Dunnville; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

There will be a graveside funeral service at 1:00PM on Friday, March 5, 2021, at the Salem Cemetery in the new part.

 

Bro. Leonard Pierce will officiate.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Pallbearers will be Steven Garrett, Robbie Vaught, Weston Garrett, Jackie Miller, Josh Robbins, and Neil Allen.

 

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

 

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WILLIAM MAYFIELD

 

William “Jockey’ Mayfield, age 93 of the Slate Branch Community in Somerset, passed from this life on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Somerwoods Nursing and Rehab.  

 

He was born on November 26, 1927, son of the late Willie and Bertha Dalton Mayfield. He was the owner and operator of Mayfield Garage in the Slate Branch Community. He liked race cars, mowing, painting cars and doing mechanic work. He cherished his family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Joyce Ann Mayfield whom he married on October 11, 1947 in Somerset, Kentucky; six sisters, Rhoda Girdler, Oneida York, Maggie Floyd, Jewell Gossett, Wilda Tucker, and Ruth Thompson; and two infant sisters.  

 

He is survived by four sons, Denver (Odena) Mayfield of Slate Branch, Marshall (Stephanie) Mayfield of Somerset, Fredrick E (Lana) Mayfield of Somerset, and Troy (Denise) Mayfield of Somerset; two daughters, JoAnn Lovell of Science Hill, and Rita Erp of Somerset; one sister Mildred (Robert) Tucker of Ohio; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

 

Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Lakeside Memorial Gardens with Bro. Mike Erp officiating.  

 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for William “Jockey” Mayfield.  

 

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DEBORAH MEEKS

 

Deborah “Debbie” Meeks, age 65 of Somerset passed from this life on Tuesday March 2, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Care Center.

 

Debbie was born on February 19, 1956 to the late William Joseph and Verda Mae Smith Kelley in Somerset, Kentucky. Debbie enjoyed doing crafts (especially crocheting), baking, cooking and singing. She also loved traveling to the Smoky Mountains, and listening to King of Kings Radio. Debbie attended the Rose Hill Pentecostal Church in Mount Vernon, Kentucky.  

 

Mrs. Meeks is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Ronnie Lee Meeks; son, Jason Meeks; brother, Pat Kelley; and a sister, Sally Haynes. 

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband, Jarad Campbell of Somerset; stepson, Joseph Meeks (Mindy) of Somerset; stepson, Tru Campbell; sisters, Carol Miller of California and Becky Boyd of Somerset; grandchildren, Zach, Jacob, Emily, Amery, Nevaeh, Serenity and Myla. Along with a host of other friends and family members.  

 

Visitation for Mrs. Meeks will be Thursday, March 4, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Southern Oaks Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Bell officiating.

 

Burial will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery.  

 

Along with flowers, expression of sympathy may be made to the Gideon Bible Memorial Plan.  

 

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HAROLD MAXEY

 

Harold “Chicken” Dean Maxey age 64, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Sunday, February 28, 2021 at his home. 

 

Harold was born February 25, 1957 to the late Walter Maxey and Iona Gregory in London, Kentucky. 

 

He was of the Baptist faith, a member of Lake City Beagle Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and Kentucky Basketball.  

 

There was nowhere on this earth Chick would rather be than inside a briar thicket, chasing a rabbit with his brother, Glenn or on the water with his sons catching a catfish. We’ve traveled the country together to do the best we could to make these memories for this time. Chick lived his life to the fullest and made every day count. We will forever cherish those memories together and long for the day that we will all rejoice together once again. I promise to continue to make you proud, Your Son, Bob.   

 

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Virginia Hensley, a brother, George Wayne Maxey and niece, Jody Lynn Maxey.  

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons, Robert Maxey of London, Dwayne (Michelle) Maxey of East Bernstadt, KY, brothers, Walter (Norma) Maxey of London, Cecil (Shirley) Maxey of Georgia, Virgil Michael Maxey of London, best friend & brother, Glenn (Diane) Maxey of Somerset, Ronnie (Bridigette) Maxey of London, sister, Mary Sue Baker of Cincinnati, OH, grandchildren, Kameron Maxey, Amberly Maxey and Chayton Maxey, nephews, Michael Maxey, Wesley Finley, Deron Maxey, Bobby Baker Jr., Steve Hensley, Wayne Maxey, Doug Maxey, Tim Maxey, nieces, Tiffany Finley, Casey Pfabe, Debbie Neal and  Robin Baumgarten.  

 

A Private Celebration of Life service will be held.  

 

Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lake City Beagle Club. Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Harold “Chicken” Dean Maxey. 

 

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N.E. OAKES

 

N.E. Oakes of Jabez, KY, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021.  He was 80. Born January 10, 1941, he was the son of Orvis and Icey (Carrender) Oakes. He married Joyce (Brummett) Oakes in 1963, and they were married 57 years.  They had one child, Tim, of Indianapolis (Tessa) and four grandchildren, Eben, Michael, Lucy, and Olivia.

 

He is survived by two sisters, Drettie Miller of Brownstown, Indiana and Sharon Brock (Ron) of Medora, Indiana.  Four brothers, Bill, Mervin, R.V., and Clyde, and one sister, Lucille, preceded him.

 

Visitation will be at the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset, KY from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, March 4, 2021 and also from 10:00am to 11:00am on Friday, March 5, 2021 until services at 11:00a.m.

 

Burial will immediately follow at Military Springs Cemetery, in Jabez KY.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Camp Jabez Youth Camp or the Military Springs Cemetery fund in honor of N.E. Oakes.  Donations may be sent in care of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1441, Somerset, KY 42502

 

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FRANKLIN WHITSON

 

Franklin Elmer Whitson, age 80, of Russell Springs, Kentucky passed from this life on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital after an extended illness. 

 

He was born on March 25, 1940 in Louisville, Kentucky, son of the late Walter Fred Whitson and Thelma Lingenfelter Whitson.  Franklin proudly served his country and is a retired United States Air Force Veteran.  He was of the Christian Faith and a member of the Southeast Christian Church for 35 years.  He Loved God, Family and his Country wholeheartedly.  He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

 

Franklin is survived by his wife of 62 Years; Linda Redmond Whitson of Russell Springs, a son; David Whitson of Richmond, Kentucky, 2 daughters; Sheri (Eric) Foster and Amanda (James) Quisenberry of Russell Springs, Kentucky,  8 grandchildren; Erica Heath, Chris Foster, Shayla Whitson , Dylan Harrison, Zachary Foster, Savannah Whitson, Kadie Foster and Sydney Whitson and 1 great-grandchild; Piper Heath as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (EST) on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E. Steve Wariner Dr. Russell Springs, Kentucky.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will follow from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (EST),  Inurnment will be in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky.  

 

Family and Friends will gather for the wake at the Foster/Whitson home at 678 Robertson Road, Russell Springs immediately following the Inurnment.   

 

Somerset Undertaking Company is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Franklin Whitson along with  Wilson Funeral Home of Russell Springs.

 

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RICKY BROWN

 

Ricky Lee Brown, 51, of Monticello, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

 

The family has requested that services remain private.

 

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

 

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KENNETH LAMB

Kenneth Lamb, of Middleburg, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Liberty Care and Rehab. He was 73.

 

Born on January 1, 1948, in Bloomington, Illinois, he was a son of the late Wilbert M Lamb and Reva Gifford McGinnis.

 

Kenneth was a woodworker.

 

He is survived by three sisters, Jane Ann (Jerry) Long of Middleburg, Becky (Robin) Mardis of Middleburg, and Susie Lamb of Texas; five brothers, David (Mary) Lamb of Tennessee, Arnold Lamb of Missouri, Richard (Pam) Lamb of North Carolina, Darrell (Bonnie) Lamb of Missouri, and Jerry Lamb of Middleburg; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Glenwood Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the charity of your choice.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Kenneth Lamb are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

 

An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.

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BARBARA DUNHAM

 

Barbara Fahl Dunham, 111 Palm Circle, passed away on February 20, surrounded by her loved ones.  She was a loving and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  She shared her love and faith abundantly and unconditionally.

 

She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on November 1, 1934.  Preceding her in death are her parents; David and Clara Buehner Fahl, and sisters; Ruth Bagwell, Dorothy Eicher, and Rosemary (Walter) Light.

 

She is survived by her husband; John David Dunham, whom she married on July 16, 1960, in Columbus, OH.  Also surviving are sons; John (Jessica), Sanford, NC, and Paul (Rhonda), Somerset; daughters; Leslie Combs (Jeff), Liberty Township, OH, and Linda Kirkpatrick (Kris), Somerset.  She is also survived by grandchildren; Hayley Wynne (Jairus) Doby and Ian Dunham, Sanford, NC, Jordan and Claire Combs, Liberty Township, OH, Chantz (Bailey) Dunham, Somerset, Mary (Jeremy) Toohey and Molly Schoolcraft, Somerset; and great-grandchildren; Wyatt Grayce Dunham and John-Paul Doby, Sanford, NC, and Rylee Jo Dunham, Somerset. Other survivors are a brother; George (Sandi) Fahl, Bucyrus, OH, a brother-in-law; Charles Eicher, Sioux Fall, SD, and many beloved nieces and nephews

 

Mrs. Dunham retired from the Somerset Independent school System in 1996.  She strived to make a difference in every child’s life, and took pride in the education of others. (FYI The word “obituary” comes from the Latin word “obit” which means gone forward. Indeed!) She was an active and proud member of St. Mildred Catholic Church, was a faithful servant of our Lord, and always gave of herself freely.  She prayed daily and unceasingly, and was known as a prayer warrior to all. 

 

There will be a private Memorial Mass for the family at St. Mildred Church at 1:00 O’clock on March 6 with the Rev. Joseph Von Handorf, Rev. Dan Taylor, and Deacon Larry Cranfill officiating.

 

Additional information can be found on the St. Mildred Church Facebook page, or at www.somersetundertaking.com

 

There will not be a visitation at this time, however a celebration of Barbara and her life will be held in the future.  

 

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GERALD HENDERSON

 

Gerald Thomas Henderson, age 69, of Nancy, KY, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at his residence.

 

Gerald was born on April 9, 1951 in Nancy, KY to the late Leo Henderson and Ethel Weddle.  He was a Mason and Shriner in Ohio.  He was also a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges in Indiana.  Gerald loved fishing, hunting and hanging with his friends at the barn.  He especially loved spending time with his family. 

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Janice “Jan” Graham Henderson, whom he married on April 9, 2003 in Indianapolis, IN; one son, Jayson (and Kristen) Henderson of Nancy; one daughter, Lisa (and Michael) Whitson of Nancy; one stepson, Brian (and Ahdieh) Coleman of Glen Carbon, Ill; two grandchildren, Joshua Whitson and Hope Henderson; two step grandchildren, Dean Coleman and Aiden Coleman; five brothers, Joe Henderson of Nancy, Jimmy (and Aggie) Henderson of Lancaster, Claude (Glenna) Henderson of Nancy, Clyde Henderson of New Albany, IN and Paul Henderson of New Albany, IN; one sister, Cora (and Ronald) Hislope of Lexington; many nieces and nephews, other family members; and friends, including a close friend, Dane Rogers.

 

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Merrel Henderson, Charlie Henderson and Eugene Henderson; and one sister-in-law, Linda Henderson.

 

A Memorial Service and Life Celebration will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:00pm at Gerald’s residence, 1901 Ard Ridge Road, Nancy, KY 42544.  Please feel free to come hungry and join the celebration. 

 

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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GAIL PHILLIPS

 

Sheila “Gail” Phillips, age 57, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

 

Gail was born on September 11, 1963 in Louisville, KY to the late Curtis Dean Calhoun and Jewell Elee Foster Calhoun.  She loved family gatherings and holidays with her family.  She also enjoyed camping and cooking.  Gail worked at Treetop Daycare and loved her babies and kids and they loved her too.  Beyond anything else she loved her grandchildren. 

 

She is survived by her husband, Dwight Phillips, whom she married on August 20, 2000 at Sunnyside Baptist Church; one son, Jeffrey Kyle Phelps of Hamilton, OH; one brother, Curtis (and Sheila) Calhoun of London; two sisters, Vicky Jean Taylor (and Chris Rink) of Somerset and Theresa Jane (and Robert) Willis of Greenfield, IN; and three grandchildren, Scarlett Ann Phelps, Oktober “Toby” Phelps and Kori Jo Phelps.

 

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Jason Glenn Phelps; and one brother, Ricky Dean Calhoun.

 

Visitation will be on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

 

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Lawson and Bro. Raymond Ridner officiating. 

 

Burial will be at Ringgold Cemetery.

 

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JAMES A. WOODS

 

James Alfred Woods, 77, of Somerset, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Jean Waddle Care Center.

 

He was born August 23, 1943 in Lily, Florida; son of the late William Alfred & Audrey (Dixon) Woods.

 

He is survived by four sons, James & (Kelli) Woods, Jr. of Texas, Ronald Woods of Texas, Timothy Wayne Woods of Florida, & Eric Woods of Somerset; three daughters, Melinda Lott of Georgia, Donna Joseph of Kentucky, & Pamela Omar of Florida; a brother, Charley Woods of Florida; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

He is preceded is death by his wife, Ruby Woods and a son, Bill Woods.

 

Private services will be held at later date in Florida.

 

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

 

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ALICE PARTIN

 

Alice Elaine Partin, 77, of Science Hill, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Jean Waddle Care Center.

 

She is survived by three children, Mark Partin of Science Hill, Patricia & (Gordon) Gentry of Eubank, and Phillip Andrew & (Jen) Partin of Merrieta, CA.; one sister, Alicia & (Charles) Perry of Owingsville, KY.; she is also survived by two grandsons, Ryan & (Jaelindsey) Gentry of Eubank; Sean & (Heather) Gentry of Brodhead; ten great-grandchildren, Keelan, Kendall, Owen, Blakley, Bristol, Adley, Remi, Weston, Axle, and Todd.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Partin; her father, Hank Chitwood, and her mother, Glenice Chitwood.

 

Alice was born on October 12, 1943 to Hank and Glenice Chitwood. Alice was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She spent her days making a wonderful home for her family. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved to sing and was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church in Crab Orchard. Alice was very loved by her family and will be missed very much. 

 

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Zandell Hasty officiating.

 

Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends after 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

 

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

 

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JESSIE DERWORT HINES

 

Jessie Irene Derwort Hines, 97, formerly of Somerset, KY, went to meet her Maker on January 22, 2021, in Lehigh Acres, FL. Jessie lived a long, fulfilling life, raising a large family, pursuing personal hobbies, and being a caregiver to a sizable number of older relatives and friends.

 

Jessie was born, according to some records, on March 5, 1923, in Somerset, KY to George and Effie Johnson Powell. She was the middle child with four brothers and four sisters, who all preceded her in death.

 

She graduated from Somerset High Scholl, then moved to Akron, Ohio, where she met Bernard Derwort. He was an instructor at a Goodyear plant where she worked. He didn't show favoritism, but he did marry her in 1945. They had seven children and moved throughout the Midwest following teaching jobs at several universities. She belonged to Epsilon Sigma Pi in Charleston, IL (Eastern Illinois University), a women's Sorority that performed community service. She also belonged to the Women's Club and played bridge in a number of groups. Dr. Derwort passed away in 1970.

 

Jessie got reacquainted with an old family friend back in Somerset. The reaquaintance led her to marriage to Lt. John W. "Bill" Hines in 1974. She was now back in her hometown and was one of three sisters married to three brothers! With the children gone, she took up the game of golf (with Bill's influence) once making a hole-in-one, and she developed a passion for flower gardening. It was in Somerset where she cared for several aging relatives and friends. Bill Passed away in 2007.

 

Jessie was preceded in death by both husbands; a daughter, Janette; two sons, Jeffery and Michael; and a stepdaughter, Melinda Brown.

 

She is survived by; four sons, John (and Gail) Derwort of Mooresville, NC, James (and Sue) Derwort of Marissa, IL, Joe (and ANn) Derwort of Lewisville, TX, Jerry (and Bonnie) Derwort of Lehigh Acres, FL; and one step-son, John W. Hines, Jr. of Louisville, KY. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Jessie had the most positive outlook on life and was always quick with a beautiful smile. She will be missed dearly by all who were blessed to have known her.

 

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JAMES W. DURHAM

 

James W. Durham, 86, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Avera Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls, SD. 

 

Due to CO-VID the family will be having a private funeral service with interment at Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, KY Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

 

James William Durham, son of James and Lizzie (Anderson) Durham, was born January 15, 1935 in Corbin, KY. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH, where he graduated from Walnut Street High School in 1952. He entered the US Army in 1956 where he served until 1959. Following his honorable discharge he began working on the ground floor of the NASA Space Program in Florida for 14 years. He did a lot of traveling early in the space program to provide support for the Mercury and Gemini manned space missions. During this time he attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL where he earned his degree in Business Administration. 

 

James was united in marriage with Anna Deaton on October 9, 1958 in Newport, KY. He was blessed with two children, son Timothy and step-daughter Karen. In 1962 they moved to Cocoa, FL, where he began his work with the space program. In 1974 they moved to Greenville, NC, when he began his career with the federal government. In 1977 they moved to Springfield, VA, when he was promoted to a managerial position with the Voice of America until his retirement in 2001. In 2008 they moved to Sioux Falls, SD where they have resided since. 

 

James attended First Evangelical Free Church in Sioux Falls, SD. He was a member of the Mason Lodge in Cincinnati, OH, where he attained the title of Master Mason. He loved being with family and treasured his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed playing cards, playing pool with friends, reading, “tinkering” and traveling with family. 

 

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 62 years, Anna, Sioux Falls, SD; two children, Timothy (Priscilla) Durham, Sioux Falls, SD, and Karen (Barry) Roy, Windsor, KY; 2 grandchildren, Nicole (Charles) Wyatt, and their children, William Wyatt and Daisy Wyatt, Britt, IA; Vanessa (Kevin) Clement, and their children, Victoria Clements, and Jordan Clements, Windsor KY; a brother, Teddy Durham, and a sister, Donna Durham, Williamsburg KY. 

 

James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lizzie Durham; a step-son, Joseph Booth; two brothers, Eddie and David Durham; and two sisters, Audrey Davis and Anna Mae Crown.

 

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HAZEL HOWARD

 

Hazel Howard age 91, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Monday, February 22, 2021 at Cumberland Nursing and Rehab. 

 

Hazel was born November 13, 1929 in Stinnett, Kentucky to the late Johnny Roberts and Hallie-Hoskins Roberts.  

 

She was of Church of God/Pentecostal faith and enjoyed quilting, puzzles, gardening and cooking. Hazel was known for her fantastic cooking. 

 

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Hallie Roberts-Hacker, husband, Harvey Howard, sons, Gary W. Howard, Mitchell L. Howard, brothers, Ernest Roberts, Orphues Roberts, Dewey Roberts, Oakley Roberts and Russell Hacker, sister, Pauline. 

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children, Kathleen Beasecker, Mark A. Howard, brother, Calvin R. Roberts, sisters, Lorena Biser, Virginia Wells, Elda Ruth Barrett, grandchildren, Michael T. Beasecker, Lori S. Brittingham, Kristine L. Brittingham, Alicia Nichols, Kari Beth Howard, Kyle A. Howard, Sarah E. Howard and 13 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.  

 

Graveside service will be held Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at Miami Valley Memory Gardens in Ohio.  

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements for Hazel Howard.  

 

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PAMELA BAKER

 

Pamela S. Baker age 65, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Jean Waddle Care Center.

 

Pamela was born April 18, 1955 to the late Vern Stringer and Sue Bogle Stringer in Somerset, Kentucky.

 

She enjoyed collecting glass wares, especially fond of red and black glass. She loved to thrift shop, but most of all cherished her family.

 

Pamela was preceded in death by her father, Vern Stringer, sisters, Verna “Joni” Stringer Russell and Cynthia “Cindy” Stringer Stone and a brother, Terry Lynn Stringer.

 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her mother, Sue Bogle Stringer, son, Vince Baker (Morgan) of Somerset, James Bryce Silvers of Cincinnati, daughter, Stephanie Silvers-Larson (Doug) of Somerset, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and scads of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

 

A special thank you to the Hospice staff, for their kindness. Their care was so deeply appreciated.

 

Graveside service will be held Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. at Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Pamela S. Baker.

 

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