Commonwealth Journal


March 31, 2014

Obituaries for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Elton Fitzgerald
Elton Kyle Fitzgerald, 82 of Somerset, Ky., passed away on March 29, 2014 at his home. 
He was born on February 2, 1932 in Hislope, Ky., to the late Hugh Fitzgerald and Norma Richardson Fitzgerald Nieswander. 
Elton served in the United States Navy and was an active aircraft mechanic. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Nancy, Ky. where he formerly served as Trustee. He was also a former Trustee of Norfleet Baptist Cemetery, was a retired farmer and enjoyed bird hunting and watching UK Basketball. He graduated from Nancy High School in 1951. 
He is preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Welcher E. and Loretta Tarter Richardson; and two sisters, Kathy Bantz and Kyle Fitzgerald. 
He is survived by his wife, Betty Sue Trimble Fitzgerald, whom he married on July 16, 1956 in Ringgold, Ga.; one son, Gregory Allen (and Mary Sue) Fitzgerald of Somerset, Ky.; one brother, L.B. (and Beverly) Neiswander of Melvin, Ill.; a special cousin, Richard (and Sandra) Richardson of Peoria, Ill. Also survived by two grandchildren, Matthew Fitzgerald, Chelsie Fitzgerald; three step-grandchildren, Chris Pierce, Chad Pierce, Lisa Anderson; and eight step-great grandchildren. 
Visitation was held on Monday, March 31, 2014 after 5 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Funeral Services was held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Lester Caldwell officiating. 
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Ky., with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Norfleet Cemetery Fund C/O Morris Norfleet. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Kathleen Hammond
Kathleen Hammond, 76, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on March 30, 2014 at her home. 

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