Commonwealth Journal


April 22, 2014

Obituaries for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Somerset — Pam Arms

Pamela Jean Arms, age 53 of Somerset, Ky. passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born on May 29, 1960 in Syracuse, NY.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Somerset, Ky. She was a homemaker and loved crafts, gardening, lawn work, crocheting, ceramics and growing flowers.  

She is survived by her parents, William and Audrey Strough of Somerset; her husband, who is Ralph Arms of Somerset; four sisters, Christine (and Samuel) Pruett of Somerset, Debra Radish of Somerset, Laureen Tower of Somerset and Cheryl (and Fahron) Wilson of Knoxville, Tenn.; one niece, Amy Wilson and seven nephews, Daniel Pruett, Jason Pruett, Samuel Pruett III, Ryan Pruett, Michael Wilson, John Wilson and Will Wilson; one great-nephew and seven great-nieces; and special friends Deanna, Ashley and Randy Wahlman of Somerset and Tommy Barnett.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 23, 2014 after 5 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the Memory Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.  

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Memory Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Brother Chuck Aden officiating.  

Burial will follow in Southern Oaks Cemetery.  

Pall bearers will be Daniel Pruett, Jason Pruett, Ryan Pruett, Michael Wilson, John Wilson and Will Wilson.

Honorary pall bearers will be Samuel Pruett III, Tommy Barnett, and Randy Wahlman.  

In lieu of flowers, the family request expressions of sympathy be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice of Lake Cumberland or the Humane Society.  

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia Dalton

Sylvia Dalton, 96, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility.

Sylvia was born on February 27, 1918, in the Delmer Community, to the late John and Gertie Gadberry Tarter. She married Veston Dalton and from their union, were born three sons. Sylvia enjoyed family reunions, she loved to cook, and everyone that ate from her cooking loved her food. She enjoyed working with her flowers. Sylvia was a member of Okalona Baptist Church.

She is survived by two of her sons, James (and Bernice) Dalton, of Somerset, Ky., and Hollis (and Myrna) Dalton, of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter-in-law, Maggie (and Ellis) Dalton Munsey, of Nancy, Ky.; a brother, William Estel (and Ruie) Tarter, of Monticello, Ill.; one sister, Alma Jean Munsey, of Nancy, Ky.; three sisters-in-law, Ina Burton and Della Dalton, both of Nancy, Ky., and Ruby Hardwick, of Cisco, Ill.; five grandchildren, Cindy Deal, Cheryl Brainard, Michael Dalton, Susan Karricker, all of Somerset, and Jennifer Sutherland, of Lexington, Ky.; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Sylvia in death are her parents; her husband; one son, Dwayne Dalton; two sisters, Velma Muse and Oma Dalton; and four brothers, Willard Tarter, Glen Tarter, Ezra Tarter and Brent Tarter.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 after 6 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Sylvia's funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Patrick Butcher will officiate the funeral service.

 Interment will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.  

Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests donations of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, The Gideons International for Bible Placement or to the church of their choice, in lieu of flowers.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Sylvia Dalton.

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

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