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September 9, 2013

Obituaries for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013


Somerset — Earl Hampton

Mr. Earl Hampton, 89, of Morrow, Ohio, and formerly of Eubank, Ky., husband of Lodena Reynolds Hampton, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Pine Ridge Nursing Home in Morrow.

Earl was born on April 21, 1924 in Lancaster, Ky., a son of the late Pearl and Bertha Reynolds Hampton.  He had been a welder with Caterpillar Co., was a member of Fairview Church of Christ, and he enjoyed fishing, gardening and drinking coffee and fellowshipping. On Dec. 6, 1950, he was united in marriage to Janet Bussell and from that union came seven children.

He is survived by his second wife, of 32 years Lodena Reynolds Hampton; his children, Sharon Durham (and Eddie), Larry Hampton (and Vicky), Archie Hampton (and Peggy), Jack Hampton (and Lana), Ray Hampton (and Denise), Rob Hampton (and Janice), and Crystal Creech (and Ed); three step-children, Debbie Radabaugh (and Kent), Wilma Smith (and Rick) and Rick Arney (and Adrianne); 11 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild; his brother and sisters, Verna Deboard, Albert Hampton (and Lois); Cecil Hampton (and Ann), Martha Minnard, Lillian Ann Vaughn (and Harold), Sue Schmidtgoessling, and Pearl Hampton (and Sally), as well as a host of nieces/nephews, friends and neighbors.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Walter & Charles Hampton; a sister, Mary Bradley; and a granddaughter, Kirsty Creech.

Visitation services will be today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals Chapel.

 Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Bro. Curt Herrington and Bro. Marvin Cromer officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery at Willailla, Ky.

Condolences to the family of Earl Hampton made to Hospice-Crossroads, Blue Ash, Ohio, and to his online registry at

Josef Phillippi

Josef Cornelius Lee "JC" Phillippi, 37, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Friday September 6, 2013.

He was born on October 24, 1975 in Louisville, Ky., to Don Phillippi of Somerset, Ky. and Dottie Ostrander Thornton of New York.

He attended Elrod Church of God and was a member of High St. Baptist Church. He also loved to fish and enjoyed other outdoor activities, spending time with his family and loved science.

He is survived by his parents; his wife, Jaymee Loveless Phillippi, whom he married on March 12, 1997 in Somerset, Ky.; two sons, Josh (and Sabrina) Phillippi of Muncie, Ind., and Cayden Phillippi of Somerset, Ky.; two daughters, Jaycee Phillippi and Jaylee Phillippi of Somerset, Ky.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Janice and Eugene Loveless of Somerset, Ky. and Raymond and Sharon Stigall of Monticello, Ky.; one brother, Tracy "TJ" Phillippi of Somerset, Ky.; two sisters, Sarina (and Jim) Bechtold of Lakemoor, Ill., and Veronica "Roni" Phillippi of Somerset, Ky.; two uncles, Gene (and Judy) Phillippi and Parker Phillippi of Somerset, Ky.; five aunts, Wanda (and Lester) Smiley of Florence, Ky., Ann Silvers of Somerset, Ky., Sue Sutton of Somerset, Ky., Margie (and Kelly) Garner of New Castle, Ind., and Kathy (and Charles) Randolph of Somerset, Ky.; seven nieces, Krista, Christian, Sierra, Madison, Mandy, Megan, and Alexandria "Lexi”; two nephews, Christopher "Topher" and Rylee; two special cousins, Chris and Chad; and a host of other special family and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday September 10, 2013 after 5 p.m. in the Serenity Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Serenity Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Hall and Bro. Eric Barnes officiating.

Burial will be in the Woodstock Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Roger Worley, Jason Pierce, David Tuggle, T.J. Phillippi, Chris Randolph and Chad Randolph. Honorary Pallbearers are Cory Gentry and Micky Calhoun.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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