Commonwealth Journal

April 22, 2014

Obituaries for Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Commonwealth Journal

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:  www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.



Duff Moore

Duff Moore, 89, of Waynesburg, Ky., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at his residence.

He was born in Waynesburg, Ky., on May 28, 1924, son of the late Boyd and Stella Potter Moore.  He was a retired housing inspector for the Lincoln County PVA office. He also worked at Durham's Grocery for 18 years. He was a member of Olive Baptist Church.  Duff was a World War II Army veteran and also served in the Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elsie Dowell Moore of Waynesburg; three sons, Kenneth (and Sharon) Waddell of Waynesburg, Leonard (and Mary) Moore of Canon City, Colo., and Rodney (and Linda) Moore of Elko, Nev.; one daughter, Judy (and Tony) Gray of Mayfield, Ky.; two brothers, John Moore and Rob Moore, both of Waynesburg; two sisters, Winnie Mullins of Charleston, SC, and Peggy Wilson of Tipp City, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Duff S. Moore; seven brothers and one sister.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Bert Hall officiating.

Burial will be in Olive Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 18.

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

Donations may be made to Olive Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com.



Gertrude Rogers

Gertrude Rogers, 91, Burlington, Ind., passed away at 11:34 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Community Howard Regional Health.

She was born on May 16, 1922 in Poplarville, Ky., to the late Pete and Nancy Farmer Jones. She married her childhood sweetheart, Curtis Rogers, in Goodwater, Ky., on June 13, 1939 by Burt Whittaker. Curtis preceded her in death on April 23, 2002.

Gertrude was a homemaker and a member of the Poplarville Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was a meticulous housekeeper and devoted wife and mother. She loved her family very much.

Gertrude is survived by two sons, Gene (and Dorene) Rogers and Douglas C. Rogers, both of Burlington; a daughter, Carol Oakes, of Kokomo, Ind.; two grandchildren, Michelle (and Darrell) Schiedel, of Sheridan, and Amanda Oakes, of Kokomo; two brothers, James Helton and Bobby Jo Helton, both of Poplarville; and several nieces and nephews.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Fleece Helton; husband Curtis Rogers; a daughter, Barbara Bacon; grandson Darrin Gene Rogers; two brothers, Clyde Jones and Clinton Jones; and two sisters, Bonnie Bray and Althen Holman.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Pulaski Funeral Home, 165, Ky. 2227, Somerset, Ky.

Services will be on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m., officiated by Rev. Ronald Meese, also at Pulaski Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Goodwater Cemetery.

Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel assisted the family with the arrangement.

You are invited to read Gertrude’s obituary online at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, or share a personal message with the family.



Herman Schoolcraft

Mr. Herman W. Schoolcraft, 89. of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Historic Sanctuary of the Somerset First Baptist Church with Dr. French Harmon officiating.  

Burial will follow in the Somerset Cemetery

The family of Mr. Herman W. Schoolcraft will receive friends at the Historic Sanctuary of the Somerset First Baptist Church from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, April 24, 2014 and from 10 a.m. Friday morning until time for services.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mr. Herman Schoolcraft.



Mary Sibal

Mary J. "Peggy" Sibal, 95, of Mount Pleasant, Pa., died Monday April 21, 2014.

She was born April 17, 1919 in Mount Pleasant a daughter of the late James and Barbara Sistek. Early in her life, Peggy was employed at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh. She was an avid bingo player and loved to travel, cook and bake. She was a member of Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant.  

She is survived by two children, Robert Sibal and his wife Carolynn of Somerset, Ky., and Carol Truswell and her husband Richard of Mount Pleasant; five grandchildren, Kenny Sibal, Robert "Bo" Sibal, Chad Truswell and his wife Misty, Michelle Ginder and her husband Jason and Kristopher Truswell; two great grandchildren, Kayden and Caleb Ginder and one brother Charles Sistek of Mount Pleasant.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Michael Sibal; her siblings, Frank Sistek, Rosie Moheny, Jim Sistek, Andy Sistek, Helen Dankulic, Bill Sistek, Joe Sistek, Robert Sistek, Dick Sistek and Eddie Sistek.

Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. Thursday in the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant where services will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Dennis Bogusz officiating.

Interment will follow in Visitation Parish Cemetery.  

To offer a remembrance or condolence, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.

 Hattie Skaggs

Hattie Skaggs, 92, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 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: www.morrisandhislope.com.

 Marie Vaughn

Marie Vaughn, age 76, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Monday, April 21, 2014 at her residence.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 after 5 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.  

A memorial service will follow the gathering at 7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.

A complete obituary will be published in the Thursday, April 24 edition.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Marie Vaughn.