Commonwealth Journal


October 26, 2013

Obituaries for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013


Somerset — Sylvia Dalton

Mrs. Sylvia Goldie Dalton, daughter of the late Homer and Desda Dema Dalton Dye, was born at Mintonville, Ky. on Oct. 24, 1929 and she departed this life on Oct. 25, 2013 having reached the age of 84 years.

She was united in marriage to Mr. Ernest Dalton, he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Norman (and Mary) Dalton and Linville (and Crystal) Dalton, all of Eubank, Ky.; one daughter, Elaine (and Edward) Ramsey of Lafayette, Ind.; one brother, William Claude (and Allene) Dye of Somerset, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Nathaniel and Jonathan Dalton, Seth and Thomas Dalton, Rowen “Ray” Ramsey, Vivian Ramsey, Brenda Lynn Ramsey and Angela Ramsey; and eight great-grandchildren.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one great-grandchild.

She was a loving pastor’s wife, a loving mother, and she enjoyed farming. She was a member of the Heritage Hope Church of God. She was a kind lady who will be greatly missed by all who knew her and she leaves a host of relatives and friends who mourn her passing.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at the Heritage Hope Church of God with Ernest Dalton and Linville Dalton officiating.

Burial will follow in the Science Hill Cemetery.

The family of Mrs. Sylvia Goldie Dalton will receive friends at the Heritage Hope Church of God after 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

Pulaski Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Sylvia Goldie Dalton.

Mathal Foster

Mathal Dick Foster, 85, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Oct. 25, 2013 at Somerwoods Nursing Home.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1928 in Bethelridge, Casey County, Ky., daughter of the late Arvil and Lola Dick. She was a graduate of Middleburg High School, Lindsey Wilson College and Eastern State College.

She married William Robert Foster on May 20, 1948 and they continued teaching careers in the Science Hill schools in 1950. They were blessed with twin girls on Sept. 13, 1951 and made their home in Science Hill.  

He passed away on Feb. 18, 2011.

She began her teaching career at age 19 in various one room schools in Casey County and completed her degree traveling to Richmond on Saturdays and during summers. She completed her teaching career at Science Hill Elementary in 1965 and while there initiated the performing arts program with Ruth Beauty, conducting many cantatas and operettas throughout her tenure.

She was active in Science Hill Garden Club, having served in many capacities, and she was  a founding member of Science Hill Homemakers Club. United Methodist Women was a service she loved and devoted a great deal of her life to. She was a member of Science Hill United Methodist Church for many years and held leadership roles in Sunday School and children's events. At her death, she was a member of Somerset First United Methodist Church, and a member of Wesley Fellowship and The Glen Gover Sunday School Class.

She was associated with Kentucky Education Association and National Education Association throughout her teaching career.

She was an avid bowler and golfer with the Eagles Nest Ladies League. She followed her husband's officiating career in various basketball conferences throughout the state as well as the OVC and SEC. She loved traveling to the Kentucky State High School Basketball Tournament and was readily engaged in every game.

She is survived by twin daughters, Sherrye (and Bob) Tucker of Somerset and Gerrye Randall of Somerset; a brother, Gerald Dick; and a devoted sister-in-law, Wanda Dick.  

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Ryan (and Brandi) Tucker, Monica (and Brandon) Smith, Greg (and Hailey) Randall, and Neal (and Katelynn) Tucker.  

Six great-grandchildren survive, Kannon Tucker, Bennett Tucker, Bryce Tucker, Asher Smith, Griffin Smith, and Lillian Grace Randall.   

A host of nieces and nephews also survive.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at Somerset First United Methodist Church with her family and Rev. Steve Spitzer officiating.

Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Monday at Somerset First United Methodist Church.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Somerset First United Methodist Church Youth or Somerset Family Resource Center.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

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