Commonwealth Journal

December 23, 2013

Obituaries for Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Commonwealth Journal

Judy Hackworth
Judy Lynn Hackworth, age 62 of Ferguson, Ky. passed away at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. 
She was born in Hamilton, Ohio on Nov. 5, 1951 to the late Marie Ping. Judy was a homemaker, and she loved the outdoors and loved her granddaughters. She was of the Baptist faith. 
She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband, Howard Earl Hackworth; a son, Howard Lee Hackworth; and two brothers, Rick Ping and James Prather. 
She is survived by her son, Scott Thomas (Teresa) Hackworth; granddaughters, Makenna, Quaylynn and Alexis Hackworth of Shelbyville, Ind.; sisters, Mary, Theresa, Ann and Tammie; and brothers, Danny and Michael. 
Judy is also survived by special aunts, Betty, Freeda and Sue; special uncles, Henry and George; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, Anna Mae, SueAnn and Clara, who will sadly mourn her passing. 
Judy will be greatly missed by all. 
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 after 12 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral
Home. 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Henry Prather officiating. Burial will be in the Grave Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny Ping, Pearl Campbell, Greg Howell, Dustin Turner, Dustin Gorman and
George Bullock. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Deroy Haynes
Mr. Deroy Haynes, son of the late Alvin Lee and Ruth Heath Haynes, was born Nov. 6, 1927 and he departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in Somerset, Ky. having attained the age of 86 years.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Violet Haynes and Bertha Haynes Johnson; and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives who mourn his passing.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Rev. Edwin Watkin and Porter Hughes; two brothers, Lester and Willie “Bill” Haynes; two sisters, Bertie Watkins and Nannie Margaret Hughes; and two half brothers, Gleason and Columbus Ramsey.
He adhered to the Baptist faith, and was a Korean War Army Veteran. He was a kind person who will be missed by all who knew him and he leaves a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Haynes and Bro. Mark Ellis officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Haynes Cemetery.
The family of Mr. Deroy Haynes will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 until time for services.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mr. Deroy Haynes.
 
Michael Henderson
Michael Henderson, 62, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.  
Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Danny Hislope
Danny Wayne Hislope, age 59, formerly of the Hislope Loop community, Nancy, Ky., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at his residence.
Danny was born on July 9, 1954, in Nancy, Ky. to the late Kenneth and Glenda Taylor Hislope. He was an employee of Loveless Construction. Danny loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved carpentry work and listening to WJLK gospel radio station. Danny was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Dora Maxine Brown Hislope, whom he married on Sept. 21, 1996; his sons, Kenneth Wayne Hislope, of Somerset, Ky., Ryan Hislope, of Somerset, Ky., and Dakota Rash, of Somerset, Ky.; stepsons, Chris (and Angie) Brown, of Eubank, Ky., Robbie (and Melissa) Brown, of Russell Springs, Ky., Garry Steven Miller, of Somerset, Ky., Doug Brown, of Somerset, Ky., and Bobby Trent, of Somerset, Ky.; daughters, Cindy (and Robby) Pitman, of Somerset, Ky., and Kylie Brown, of Somerset, Ky.; stepdaughters, Robin (and Brian) Brock, of London, Ky., and Abigail Miller, of Somerset, Ky.; brothers, Stan Hislope, Tracey Hislope, Terry Hislope and Casey Hislope; a sister, Carol Brock; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; ex-wife, Teresa Curry; and a host of friends and family.
Danny was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gary Hislope, Jerry Hislope and Russell Hislope; and one sister, Peggy Loveless.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home. 
His funeral service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Bro. Delmer Gross will officiate the service.  
Interment will be in the Hislope Cemetery.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Danny Hislope Memorial Fund.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences at www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com. Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Danny Wayne Hislope.
 
Vernon Lawhorn
Vernon O. Lawhorn, 89, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Unit.
He was born in Yosemite, Ky. on Aug. 9, 1924, son of the late Meace Estes Farmer and Beckham Lawhorn. He was a WWII veteran in the 4025th Signal Corp, where he was awarded the American Theater and Philippines Liberation Ribbons, three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct and WWII Victory Medals, and the Meritorious Unit Award. 
Vernon was an excellent golfer, and an avid fisherman who enjoyed all water sports.
He is survived by his present wife, Olive Jeanette Ed-wards Williamson, whom he married on Oct. 12, 2010 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.; three stepdaughters, Melodye (and Bill) Burkett, Wendi (and Gary) Conley and Lorri (and Troy) Horn; three nieces, Cathy (and Ken) Renner, Patty Romaine and Vickie (and Ken) Fightmaster; two brothers-in-law, Duel (and Shirley) Apple and Delbert (and Lucy) Apple; and eight step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Charline Apple; and four brothers, William, Robert, Joseph and Leon Lawhorn.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at Hodapp Funeral Home in Cincinnati, Ohio with Rev. Bryan Price officiating.
Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Cemetery.  
Visitation will be after 12 p.m. Saturday at Hodapp Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
 
Clifford Linkes
Clifford Copeland Linkes, husband of Melissa Taylor Linkes, died Dec. 20, 2013 in Lexington, Ky. 
Born on Nov. 17, 1944, he was a resident of Science Hill and Lexington, Ky. Mr. Linkes graduated from Somerset High School in 1963 where he was a member of the National Honor Society. In 1966, he completed his degree in civil engineering at the University of Kentucky. He began his professional
career in 1967 with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Upon his retirement in 2003, he had served the Cabinet in a variety of positions, including Coordinator for the Paris Pike Highway Reconstruction Project, Deputy State Highway Engineer for Construction and Operations, and Deputy Secretary. 
In 2000, he was selected by the Federal Highway Administration to participate in the Engineering Technology Exchange Program in the Oblast of Perm, Russia. From 2006-2012, he chaired the National Academy of Sciences Research Project for the Transportation Research Board to develop Highway Design Guidelines for Historical Corridors. Mr. Linkes was a Fellow Member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, serving as its president in 1985. He was a member of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and was a 2003 recipient of the Presidential Special Award of Merit. 
He will be posthumously recognized by the UK College of Engineering with the Career Achievement Award in April, 2014. 
Mr. Linkes was a member of The Lexington Club, The Thoroughbred Club of America, Greenbrier Country Club, he was a UK Fellow and a life member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. His commitment to service was evidenced in his contributions to Science Hill Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, Lexington and the National Eagle Scout Association. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two nieces in Somerset, Ky., Debra Godby Rogers, and Donna
Godby Ray.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Linkes; sister, Joan Linkes Godby; brother, Ronald Linkes; and niece, Julie Godby Hamilton. 
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to First United Methodist Church, Lexington, Science Hill Methodist Church or Lexington Humane Society. 
Visitation will be at First United Methodist, High Street, in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, Dec. 27 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. followed by a memorial at 3 p.m.
 
Jack Randolph
Mr. Jack Marion Randolph, 77, passed away at his residence in Somerset, Ky. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. 
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Ky.