Commonwealth Journal


September 28, 2013

Obituaries for Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

Somerset — Randall Anderson

Randall Ralph Anderson, 54, of Eubank, Ky., passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Casey County Hospital.

He was born in Somerset, Ky. on May 22, 1959, son of the late Jessie “Elvis” and Dorothy Haste Anderson. He was an employee for Crossroads Lumber. He attended and was a member of Briary Union Church and had attended Newell First Church of God in the past. Randall is now playing bass for Jesus and is a guardian angel over “CF,” his grandson.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Lynn Wiles Anderson of Eubank; three sons, Trampus Ray (and Val) Anderson of Eubank, Travis Lee (and Brittany Renea) Anderson of White Lily and Trevor Dakota Anderson of Eubank; one brother, Marty “BQ” (and Shirley) Anderson of Eubank; one sister, Eileen (and Arthur) Roberts of Eubank; five grandchildren, Kaytra Anderson, Kaden Anderson, Chloe Nicholas, Connor Anderson and Collin Anderson; several nieces and nephews; and three special great-nieces, Shelby, Courtney and Ashley.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Abner officiating.

Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. today at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Lowell Bowling

Lowell O. Bowling, age 66, of Somerset passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Lowell was born in Leslie County on Aug. 25, 1947 to the late Altro and Faye Huff Bowling. Lowell was the manager of the Electrolux Vacuum store of Somerset for over 40 years. He was a member of the Ferguson Baptist Church where he was the current Mens Sunday School teacher and the moderator of church business meetings. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and church family. He was known as the “official hug giver”

Mr. Bowling leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Sandra Gail Dilbert (Douglas) Bowling whom he married on Nov. 14, 1992 in Somerset; sons, Johnny (Melissa) Douglas of Shopville and Jamie (Teresa) Douglas of Georgetown, Ky.; daughters, Cynthia Lowelll Douglas of Ferguson and Oreida Faye (Tim) Whiles of Ferguson; brothers, Wayne (Lois) Bowling of Ill. and Estill Bowling of Somerset; grandchildren, Amber (Keegan) Bray, Jessica (Ben) Meeks, Brandon Douglas, Ashlee Douglas, Seath Whiles, Zachary Whiles, Laura Douglas, Hailey Douglas, Brooklyn Douglas, Caitlynn Douglas, and Trey Douglas; and great-grandchildren, Elijah Meeks, Gracelyn Meeks, Kinley Bray.

He was preceded in death by his parents; along with his son, David Douglas; brother, Larry Bowling; and sister, Anita Wilson.

Visitation for Mr. Bowling will be Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at 12 p.m. with Bro. Jason Vance and Bro.

Darrell Vance officiating.

Interment will follow at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

Ben Meeks, Keegan Bray, Jamie Douglas, Seth Whiles, Zachary Whiles, and Brandon Douglas will serve as active pallbearers. Elijah Meeks, Trey Douglas, Danny Osborne, and Johnny Douglas will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Expression of sympathy may be made to the Ferguson Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 247, Ferguson, Ky. 42533.

Dean Dvorak

Dean Joseph Dvorak, 63, of Stanley, N.D., passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

He was born in Riceville, Iowa on Oct. 12, 1949, son of the late Woodrow and Irma Spurbeck Dvorak. He was a farmer.

He is survived by one daughter, Rachel Stura of Mo.; and one son, Aaron Dvorak of Iowa.

Private services will be held at a later date.

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

Walter Meadows

Walter Meadows, age 64, of Bronston passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at his residence with his family by his side.

He was born on April 18, 1949 to the late James and Elua Sullivan Meadows in the Quinton community. Walter enjoyed feeding wild birds, horses, car shows, grandchildren, and watching his grandson play football. He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Wayne County. He will be missed by the many friends and family who loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Allie Godsey Meadows, whom he married on July 9, 1968. To this union there were three children born.

He is survived by his son, Arnold (Tammy) Meadows of Burnside, and daughter, Regina (Charlie) Braswell of Bronston.

He also leaves behind to cherish his memory five wonderful grandchildren, Aaron Meadows, Allie Nicole Daughtery, Samantha Braswell, Charlie Braswell III, and Kati Collins; along with one step grand-daughter which he adored, Ashley Meadows.

Mr. Meadows was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Juanita Meadows; twin brother, Waldo Meadows; father-in-law, Arnold Godsey; and mother-in-law, Ollie Godsey.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 after 4 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Dishman officiating.

Charlie Braswell, James Sullivan, Aaron Meadows, Charlie Braswell III, Floyd Neeley, Jeremy Thompson, Ray Ping, and J.W. East will serve as active pallbearers.

Interment will immediately follow at the Quinton Cemetery.

Marilyn Miller

Marilyn Morrison Miller, 78, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 in Richmond, Ky.

She was born Jan. 12, 1935 in Louisville, Ky. and was the daughter of the late Mary Bess and Ira H. Morrison.

She was preceded in death by Chester W. Scheler, former husband, and  Robert B. Miller, former husband. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Mary Ann McAllister; and two brothers, Richard H. Morrison and Robert F. Morrison.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Taylor; and four children, Todd Scheler of Berea, Ky., David Scheler of Chicago, Ill., and Joel Scheler of Oneida, Tenn.; her daughter, Laura Miller Rupers of Ga.; one  brother, Harry K. Morrison; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Marilyn was a loving mother and nana as well as an active member of St. Mildred's Catholic Church, where she served as a greeter. Marilyn was involved with the Lion's Club, and American Cancer Society, where she started the non-smoking class recovery, and she volunteered with Hospice of Lake Cumberland. Marilyn will be remembered for her sense of humor as well as the way she reached out to those who were overlooked or forgotten in her community.

Marilyn worked for Dr’s Bill and Katherine King for many years and retired in 1997.

Visitation for Marilyn will be on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Co. & Crematory.  

The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. at St. Mildred Catholic Church.

Interment will follow at Mill Springs National Cemetery.    

Marilyn had requested that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland

Pamela Miller

Pamela Sue Miller, age 52, of Burnside, Ky. departed this life on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at her residence.

Pamela was born on Feb. 2, 1961 in Somerset, Ky. to the late Adeline Miller and Christine Helton Miller.  She attended Mt. Union Baptist Church in Keno, Ky. She loved being outside, gardening, watching nature and God’s handy work, Bible study and being with her family.

Pamela is survived by one son, Johnny James Gibson II of Burnside, Ky.; three daughters, Shondra (and Jeff) Casada of Bronston, Ky., Laura Sue Sullivan, and Christina Miller Gibson (and Corey Dick) of Lexington, Ky.; three brothers, Dewey Adeline (and Melinda) Miller of Muncie, Ind., John Morris (and Ruby) Miller of Austin, Ind., and Conley Harold (and Missy) Miller of Brownsville, Mich.; two sisters, Jarenda Miller (and Tim) Reed of Somerset, Ky. and Tamela Lou Miller (her identical twin) of Burnside, Ky.; and eight grandchildren, Lucas Gibson, Magnolia Gibson, Katie Gibson, Zachary Casada, Katie Casada, Kylin Elaine Davis, Emily Sue Miller and Kari Ann Calhoun.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adeline Miller and Christine Helton Miller.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Her funeral service will held on Monday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Perry Dobbs officiating.

A private interment service will be held at a later date.

The family request expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or American Cancer Society.

Rose Russell

Rose Ella Gallagher Russell, age 89 of Somerset, Ky. passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at the Hospice Care Center at St. Joes Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Visitaion will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Somerset Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Tueday at 2 p.m. at the East Somerset Baptist Church with Bro. Darvie Fenison and Bro. Danny Pace officiating.

Burial will be in the Sears Cemetery.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Matt Secen Sr.

Matt Secen Sr., age 89 Somerset, Ky. passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at his home.

He was born on Sept. 26, 1924 in Bell County, Ky. to the late Vincent and Dora Bell Patterson Secen.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Dawson officiating.

Burial will be in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Madge Stamper

Madge Louise Stamper, daughter of the late Rufus and Nellie Bitner, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at the University Heights Health & Living Community in Greenwood, Ind.  

She was born on March 22, 1918, in Greene County Tenn., and she was raised in Lincoln County, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Eugene Grant Stamper, and her son, James Freeman Stamper.  

She is survived by two sisters, Macy Stonecypher and Gladys Ryan; two children, Donna Kay Smith and Richard Stamper; seven grandchildren, James Stamper, Julie Stamper Phelps, Shawn Richards, Jennifer Hussung, Sheryl Smith, Grant Stamper, and Mathias Stamper; and 13 great-grandchildren, Alison Miller, Hugh Stamper, Henry Stamper, Elizabeth Phelps, Gwyn Phelps, Bailey Julian, David Richards, Kaitlynn Richards, Austin Taylor, Garrett Taylor, Nathan Taylor, Ally Hussung, and Kenna Hussung.

A graveside memorial service will be held at the Double Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg, Ky. at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 30.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Madge Stamper.

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  • Viola Nichols

    Viola Keith Nicholas was born Sept. 5, 1921 to the late William and Alice Jones Keith and she departed this life to her eternal home on April 7, 2014, having attained the age of 92 years.
    She was a devoted wife to the late Wesley Nicholas for 50 years. She was a faithful member at Grave Hill Baptist Church where she taught the Ladies Sunday School class for many years. She retired from the Pulaski County Board of Education. After retirement she served as a foster grandparent at Oakwood Training Facility for special needs children. She also volunteered at the Burnside Elementary preschool program, giving her time, talents and love to the 3 and 4 year old children whom she adored.
    Viola is survived by two daughters, Diana (and Austin) Alton, and Tana (and Tom) Chesney; one son, Rex Nicholas; and three brothers, Robert (and Barbara) Keith, Danny (and Ann) Keith, and David (and Ellen) Keith.  
    She was also blessed with many grandchildren and all were special to her.
    Other than her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Nicholas and Gale Nicholas; two grandsons, Ricky Alton and Michael Nicholas; a granddaughter, Karen Alton Cogdill; and the following siblings: Alicie Super, Emerine Neeley, Mattie Keith, Maggie Godsey, Bertha Duncan, Clara Helton, Otis Keith, Clora Hardwick, Vergie Keith, Grover Keith, Mertie Yeskie, Lowell Keith, Joyce Sellers, Bill Keith, and Jim Keith; and the following step-siblings: Murphy Owens, Geneva Hill, Louise Fritts, and Reva Jones.
    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Darry Hatfield and Bro. Doyle Worley officiating.
    Burial will follow in the Grave Hill Cemetery.
    The family of Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to The Grave Hill Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 85, Tateville, Ky. 42558, or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky. 42503.
    Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas.

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