Commonwealth Journal


January 18, 2014

Obituaries for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014


Somerset — Leslie Marcum

Leslie Jack “Chink” Marcum, age 68, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.

Leslie, known to his friends as “Chink,” was born on April 20, 1945 in Somerset to the late Chester and Martha Tarter Marcum. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Chink was a fork truck driver for the General Electric Company in Louisville for 32 years. He retired in 2000. He was a member of the Local #761 Union in Louisville.

He is survived by his sons, Dale (and Dawn) Marcum, of Louisville, Ky. and Kevin (and Linda) Marcum, of Ferguson, Ky.; his daughters, Monica Marcum, of Science Hill, Ky. and Christy Marcum Peters, of Somerset, Ky.; his wife, Nancy Marcum, of Somerset, Ky.; brothers, Wendell Marcum, of Somerset, Ky. and Darrell Marcum, also of Somerset, Ky.; his six sisters, Lois O'Neil, Patty Calloway and Phyllis Marcum, all  of Louisville, Ky., and Jolene Nevels, Lisa Canada and Gladys Marcum, all of Somerset, Ky.; and 11 grandchildren, Tabitha Marcum, Michael Jutz, Thomas Peters, Brayden Whiles, Madison Marcum, Alliyah Jones, Ariana Silvers, Brandy Marcum, Jeffery Marcum, and Jessica and Lilly.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Lloyd Marcum; and his sister, Beverly Toohey.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 12 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Sean Marcum officiating.

Interment will be in Tarter Cemetery in Nancy, Ky.  

Full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Leslie Jack “Chink” Marcum.

Auther Roberts

Auther “Art” Roberts, 65, of Eubank, Ky., passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at his residence.

He was born in Bethelridge, Ky. on Jan. 20, 1948, son of Quilla Godbey Roberts and the late James “Os” Roberts. He was a sawmill worker.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen Marie Anderson, whom he married on Dec. 29, 1973; four children, Crystal Catenna (and Jason) Acord, Melissa Ulenna (and Nadan) Brown and Amber Lisa Denise (and Isaac) Masten, all of Eubank, and Brad Allen (and Corinia) Roberts of Somerset; 11 grandchildren, Jessica Brown, Colton Brown, Devin Brown, Lucas Brown, Tiffani Gastineau, Trinity Gastineau, Shelby Roberts, Courtney Masten and Ashley Masten, all of Eubank, and Madison Roberts and James Roberts, of Somerset; his mother, Quilla Roberts; three sisters, Luetta Roberts, Marie Roberts and Omeda Molen, all of Somerset; a cousin, Jimmy Roberts, who was his brother through life of King Bee; Mandy Waldroup, an “adoptive” daughter of Eubank; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, James “Os” Roberts; and one sister, Evona Harp.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Sears and Phillip Gastineau officiating.

Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today, Sunday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Minnie Taylor

Minnie Mae Taylor, 87, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:


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