Commonwealth Journal


December 27, 2013

Obituaries for Saturday, December 28, 2013

Robert Johnson
Robert E. Lee Johnson, 91, of Nancy, Ky. died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. 
He was born on Sept. 21, 1922 in Russell County to the late Marcillus and Rebecca Stacy Johnson. He was a farmer, a Veteran of US Army and a member of Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by wife, Grace Irene Johnson; a son, Marshall Johnson; seven brothers, Otha, Tommy, Jack, Alfred, Woodrow, Zolllie, and Albin Johnson; two sisters, Retta Hatfield and Lecta Winchester; and four infant brothers.
Survivors include a son, Barry Johnson, Nancy, Ky.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Grace Jennings, Berea, Ky. and Merle Decker, Somerset.
Funeral services for Robert E. Lee Johnson will be at 10 a.m. CST Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at the Bernard Funeral Home chapel in Russell Springs, Ky. with Bro. Murrell Crockett officiating. 
Friends may call after 4 p.m. CST on Sunday.
Burial will be in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset.
Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.
Odena Meece
Mrs. Odena Meece, age 81 of Somerset, Ky., daughter of the late George Alfred and Ida Jane (Tomlinson) Ping, was born in Somerset, Ky. on March 29, 1932 and departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
Other than her parents, Odena was preceded in death by her husband, Jermiah Robert Meece, who passed away on March 31, 2013; two brothers, Dewey Ping, Wanda Lee Ping; and one sister, Geneva (Ping) Snow.
She is survived by one son, Jerry (and Martha) Meece of White Lily, Ky.; two brothers, Bob (and Wanda) Ping of Science Hill, Ky. and Lawrence Ping of Ohio; and two grandchildren, Cierra and Jacob Meece.  
Odena also leaves behind a very special niece, Joyce Slover; and several family and friends who all mourn her passing.
Odena was a homemaker and a member of White Lily Baptist Church, she loved cooking and sewing.

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