Commonwealth Journal


November 23, 2013

Obituaries for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013


Somerset — Everett and Linda Garland

Everett Allen Garland, 64 and Linda McMullin Garland, 60, of Joe McMullin Road in Eubank, Ky. departed this life together on Nov. 20, 2012.

Everett was born in Danville, Ill. on April 1, 1949, son of the late Jesse and Zora Smith Garland. He was a Vietnam veteran and retired from Crane Plumbing. He was a member of Eubank Baptist Church.  

Linda was born in Somerset, Ky. on April 30, 1953, daughter of the late Coy and Bernice Wesley McMullin. She was a homemaker and former employee of Paul’s Discount. She was a member of Eubank Baptist Church.

They are survived by one daughter, Rhonda Wilson (and Gene Morrison) of Hustonville, Ky., and one son, Russell “Rusty” Garland (and Amanda) of Eubank; one grandson, Travis (and Jessica) Wilson of Tellico Plains, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Allison Wilson of Eubank; and one great-grandson, Lawson Wilson of Tellico Plains, Tenn.

Everett is survived by three brothers, Jerry (and Nancy) Garland, Ron (and Jan) Garland and David (and Margaret) Garland, and one sister, Lori (and Mike) Harbaugh, all of Ill.

Linda is survived by one brother, Doug (and Gina) McMullin, and one sister, Dianne (and Tim) Smith, both of Eubank.

They are also survived by eight nieces, seven nephews, eight great-nieces, nine great-nephews, and a host of friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Shelby Reynolds and Bro. Sammie Adkins officiating.

Burial will be in Eubank Cemetery.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Edward Sears

Edward Sears, 89, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

He was born in Pulaski County, Ky. on Feb. 21, 1924, son of the late William Robert and Sarah Helen Stogsdill Sears. He was a telecommunications employee for RCA. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Dec. 1942. He attended sonar school in San Diego, Calif. and Great Lakes, Ill. He then served on the USS SC 774 and the USS SC 658. He was honorably discharged in Nov. 1945.

He is survived by two children, Pat Sears Eddinger (and John) and Edward Alan Sears (and Lin Hamilton); four grandchildren, Jennifer Eddinger Coutee (and Adam), David Eddinger (and Missy), Cory Sears Holloway (and Todd) and Jonathan Sears (and Anita); and nine great-grandchildren, Riley Coutee, Landon Coutee, Marin Coutee, Jackson Eddinger, Lucas Holloway, Payton Holloway, Kelsey Sears, Nathan Sears and Isiah Sears.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred “Mimi” Vitatoe Sears, whom he married on Aug. 31, 1946 and who died on Jan. 26, 1997; his parents; and two brothers, Vestal Sears and Earl Sears.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. David Green officiating.

Burial will be in Barnesburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Center.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

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