Commonwealth Journal


November 11, 2013

Obituaries for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013


Somerset — Joseph Miller

Joseph Miller, age 84 of Ferguson, Ky. passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at his home.

He was born on April 7, 1929 in English, Ky. to the late Ernest and Helen Savage Miller.

He was a retired chef and baker and he was of the Baptist faith. At the age of 72 he held the world record for his age of dead lifting at 501 pounds in Barstow, Calif. He loved boxing and was a former wrestler of 16 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Douglas Roysdon; one brother, John Miller; and one sister, Mary Helen Sanders.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia VanTongeren Miller, whom he married on Sept. 9, 2003 in Victorville, Calif.; two daughters, Mary Helen Miller and Patty Jo Miller, both of Somerset, Ky.; four grandchildren, Johnathan Roysdon, Tina Decker, Joseph Decker and Amanda Mock; and six great-grandchildren, Annesa, Jordan, Damion, J.B., J.J. and Cody.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 after 5 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Upchurch officiating.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville, Ky.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Piccola Stevens

Piccola E. Stevens, 89, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at her residence.

A graveside service will be at 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at Poplar Grove Cemetery with Bro. David Green officiating.

Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Family visitation will be after 10 a.m. Thursday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to a charity of your choice.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

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