Commonwealth Journal

April 23, 2014

Obituaries for Thursday, April 24, 2014


Commonwealth Journal

Patricia Korabik
Patricia Margaret Korabik, 80, of Columbia, Ky., passed away Sunday, April  20, 2014 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. 
She was born in Stonington, Maine on May 9, 1933 to the late Harold Turner and Elthea Mercy Jones.  She was married to Milton John Korabik, whom preceded her in death. Patricia was a member of the Kings Park St. Joseph Catholic Church in Long Island, NY. Patricia was a telephone operator for the State of New York.
Patricia is survived by son James Milton Korabik of Kings Park, Long Island, NY; daughter, Ellen Rich (Jeffrey Donald) of Edmonton, KY; brothers Charles Turner (and Wilma), and Robert "Bob" Turner, both of Stonington, ME, and Richard Turner of St. Augustine, Fla.; and daughter-in-law, Brandi Korabik.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Ashton Korabik, Ariel Korabik, Cameron Korabik, Bobbie Korabik, Emma Rich and David Carr; and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Carr and Caleb Korabik.
Also preceding Patricia in death was a daughter, Debbie Korabik Carr.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Margaret Korabik will be held at a later date in Calverton Long Island, NY.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky., 42503.
You may sign the online register and leave private condolences for the Korabik family at www.somersetundertaking.com.
 
Larry McPheron
Larry Wayne McPheron, 58, of Monticello, Ky., and formerly of the Bandy Community passed away on Tuesday April 22, 2014 in Wayne Co. Ky. 
He was born on March 20, 1956 in Somerset, Ky. to Herbert McPheron and the late Viola Reynolds McPheron. 
Larry recently accepted Jesus as as his Savior and was baptized. He was a former chef and carpet layer and enjoyed bowling, poker, flea markets, fishing and making wishing wells. 
He is preceded in death by his mother, Viola McPheron, and his grandparents, John and Laverne Lovins McPheron and Henry and Josie Logsdon Reynolds. 
He is survived by his wife, Sheila Oldham McPheron; his father and step-mother, Herbert and Ruth McPheron of Eubank, Ky.; three sons, Scott (and Lavender) Canada of Science Hill, Ky., Larry Jr. (and Trista) McPheron of Monticello, Ky., and William (and Tammy) McPheron of Monticello, Ky.; five daughters, Lori (and Alvin) Locker of Burkesville, Ky., Tonya (and Justin) Cantrell of Smithville, Tenn., Jody (and Jonathan) Bell of Monticello, Ky., Rosie (and Michael Lawson) McPheron of Monticello, Ky. and Amanda (and Christopher) Bentley of Jacksonville, Ill.; three brothers, Dr. John (and Teresa) McPheron of Rogersville, Tenn., Bro. Randy (and Lisa) McPheron of Mt. Vernon, Ky. and Jimmy (and Kim) McPheron of Brodhead, Ky.; two sisters, Linda (and Ronnie) Adams of Brodhead, Ky. and Betsy (and Bruce) Hopkis of Eubank, Ky.; 28 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and two aunts, Sylvia Brown of Eubank, Ky. and Bessie Brock of Covington, Ky. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends and neighbors and special friends, Randy and Tina Hall of Monticello, Ky. 
Visitation will be Friday, April 25, 2014 after 11 a.m. in the Memory Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Memory Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Randy McPheron and Bro. John McPheron officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Fairview Church of Christ Cemetery in Rockcastle, Ky. 
Pallbearers will be Scott Canada, Larry McPheron, Jr., William McPheron, Mikey Lawson, Jonathan Bell, Jason Fulton, Jason Piercy and Kevin Glass. Honorary
Pallbearers will be Randy Hall and Jimmy McPheron. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Larry McPheron Memorial Fund C/O Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
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. today, 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. today, 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.
 
Herman Schoolcraft
Mr. Herman W. Schoolcraft, son of the late Christian Perk and Stella Warner Schoolcraft, was born in Detroit, Michigan on Friday, January 9, 1925 and he departed this life on Monday, April 21, 2014 having attained the age of 89 years.
He was united in marriage to Ernestine Schoolcraft; she preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Charles (and Vicki) Schoolcraft and Tommy Schoolcraft, both of Somerset, Kentucky; two daughters, Joyce (and Garry) Greene of Somerset, Ky., and Peggy (and Ken) Pearson of St. Petersburg, Florida; two brothers, George Schoolcraft of London, Ky., and C. P. (and Edna) Schoolcraft of Indianapolis, Indi.; two sisters, Carolyn Reeves of Nashville, Tenn., and Linda (and Bill) Lucas of Green
Valley, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Herman was a Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of Somerset for 65 years and he has served as a deacon for 51 years. He was a retired manager of South Kentucky RECC, a World War II army veteran having served with the 82nd Airborne. He also served in various capacities in the following organizations, The Somerset School Board, The Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Foundation, he served on the Board of Directors of Mutual Federal, 4-H, and Humana Hospital. He was past president of the Somerset Jaycees, and the Somerset Rotary Club. He was also an avid golfer and loved his dog Poochie.
Mr. Schoolcraft was a kind person who believed in being a positive influence in his community, he was a kind person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him and he leaves a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the old sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Somerset with Dr. French Harmon officiating.  
Burial will follow in the Somerset Cemetery.
The family of Mr. Herman W. Schoolcraft will receive friends on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church and after 10 Friday morning until time for services at the church.
Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 38 honor guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to United Way and or to the First Baptist Church.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be handling all arrangements for Mr. Herman W. Schoolcraft.
 
Hattie Skaggs
  Hattie Vie Burton Skaggs, 92, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She was born in Wayne County, Ky. on October 31, 1921, daughter of the late John M. and Lula B. McCutchin Burton. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by one son, Gary (and Dolores) Skaggs of Lexington, Ky.; three daughters, Charlotte (and Arthur) Short of Georgetown, Ky., Sadie (and Denton) Barron and Rita (and Eddie) Phelps, both of Somerset; daughter-in-law, Nina Skaggs of Somerset; two sisters, Josie Prows of Somerset and Grace Poynter of Greencastle, Imd.; 13 grandchildren, Richard, Harold and Harley Skaggs, Karen Short Borders, Scott Short, David, Brenda and Randy Barron, Justin Ramsey, Jennifer Todd, Jill Luckett, Ryan Gayheart and Tabatha Crabtree; 22 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. "Crit" Skaggs, whom she married on December 25, 1937 in Jamestown, Ky., and who died on June 29, 2006; her parents; two sons, Everett G. Skaggs and Jerry L. Skaggs; three grandchildren, Kathy J. Barron, Mark A. Ramsey and Joyce A. Smith; three brothers, Loran, Elbert and Junior Burton; and one sister, Pearlie Miller.
A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Friday, April 25, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Dunbar officiating.
Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today, Thursday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
A special thank you to Dr. Robert Drake for the care that he gave to Hattie.
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, 76, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Monday, April 21, 2014 at her residence.
Marie was born on April 19, 1938, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to the late Norman and Daisy Palle Loco. She married Denny Vaughn in San Diego, Calif. They have three children from their union. Marie was a homemaker and loved to quilt.
She is survived by their three children, Freddie Vaughn, of Friendship, Ind., Daisy (and Eddie) Glover, of Somerset, and Laura Vaughn, also of Somerset; two sisters, JoAnn (and Bill) Hurta, of Joliet, Ill., and Teresa Sanders, of Lawton, Okla.; three grandchildren, Krista (and Chad) Merritt, Jack G. (and Rhonda) Hobbs, and Nathan Vaughn; one great-grandson, Logan Merritt; and a close, personal, family friend, Maxine Hislope.
Preceding Marie in death are her parents; her husband Denny, who passed away on May 28, 2002; three brothers, Alvin Loco, Ed Loco and Sam Loco; one sister, Joyce Loco; one granddaughter, Amanda Vaughn; and two great-grandchildren, Samuel Burdine and Kenzliegh Glover.
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.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Marie Vaughn.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.
 
Margaret Wilson
Margaret Ann Hudson Wilson, 78, the widow of Frankie Wilson, of Somerset, departed this life on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Margaret was born on July 31, 1935, in Somerset, to the late Ed and Vangie Neeley Hudson. She married Frankie Wilson in Somerset, on September 19, 1951. Margaret was a member of the West Somerset Baptist Church for 60 years. She was employed at Britthaven (now Somerwoods) Nursing Home for 27 years as a medical technician. Margaret loved life and her family.
She is survived by her son, Douglas (and Joann) Wilson, of Somerset; two daughters, Kathy (and Jackie) Phelps, of Birmingham, Ala., and Terrie (and Kerry) Radford, of Richmond, Ky.; two brothers, James Paul (and Delores) Hudson, of Lexington, Ky., and Bennie Ray (and Laura) Hudson, of Ferguson,
Ky.; two sisters, Helen (and Johnny) Mounce, of Somerset, and Patty (and Don) Wilson, also of Somerset; seven grandchildren, Shawn (and Rebecca) Wilson, Julie (and Keith) Vandiver, Jaclyn (and Justin) Ashby, Franki (and Greg) Dalton, J.T. Morrison, Mark (and Amanda) Phelps, and Matthew (and Amber) Phelps; 16 great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Zora Lee Wilson; a very special niece, Kim (and James) Phelps; and many other nieces and nephews.
Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Frankie, on July 27, 2005, and her parents, Ed and Vangie Hudson.
Visitation will be on Thursday, April 24, 2014, after 6 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation on Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. at the West Somerset Baptist Church, one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service. Bro. Larry Butte will officiate the funeral service. 
 Interment will be in West Somerset Cemetery.  
Pallbearers will be Shawn Wilson, Mark Phelps, Matthew Phelps, J.T. Morrison, Hunter Stevens, Dylan Stevens, Mike Hudson and Kody Phelps.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
The Wilson Family would like to extend a very special "Thank You" to the staff of Somerwoods and the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Unit at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Margaret Ann Hudson Wilson.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.