Commonwealth Journal


April 22, 2014

Obituaries for Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Somerset — 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:

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, where you may sign the guest book, or share a personal message with the family.

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