Commonwealth Journal

May 1, 2014

Obituaries for Friday, May 2, 2014


Commonwealth Journal

Clifford Getter
Clifford Getter, 74, of Waynesburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Ky.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 11, 1940, son of the late Charles and Grace Middlesteader Getter. He was a truck driver.
He is survived by three sons, Dennis Getter, Randy Getter and Fred Getter; two daughters, Pam Greer and Rebecca Swinson; three brothers, Charlie Getter, Herb Getter and Rick Getter; one sister, Wanda Coffey; 17 grandchildren, Jennifer, Larry, Kris, Randy, Amber, Wes, Megan, Hollie, Shannon, Whitney, Clinton, Victoria, Andy, Angel, Cliffton, Dustin and Lance; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Getter and his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, May 2, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Visitation will be after 12 noon today at 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.
 
Laura Grider
Laura Victoria Alexander Grider, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the age of 88 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Laura was born on January 3, 1926 in Burkesville, Ky., to the late Harry and Mattie Groves Alexander. Her family eventually moved to Somerset, Ky., where she met and married the late James William Grider, who preceded her in death in 1979. They shared 22 years of marriage and to this union, two children were born — Stanley Jerome Grider and Fredrick Kyle Grider.
Laura was employed at Beecher Hotel where she was the Head Seamstress. She also worked at Garrett's Tailor Shop for many years until she retired and devoted her time to her sons. 
Laura was affectionately known to many as "Sister" and "Ma." Laura was the only sister to five brothers, which is why her brothers referred to her as "Sister." Many others called her "Ma" which is the name that Kyle initiated. Although Laura had two sons of her own, she always somehow found many other children to claim as her own.
Upon arriving to Somerset, she joined Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church where she served faithfully until her health declined. Her work in the church included secretary and treasurer for Sunday school. Her most passionate role in the church was overseeing the Usher Board.
Laura was a feisty, fun loving, and kind hearted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend that was cherished immensely by her family and all that knew her. As the Matriarch of the Alexander family, Laura was a God-fearing woman with a praying heart.
Laura was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry Alexander, Jr., John (J.W.) Alexander, Howard D. Alexander, Thomas Lee Alexander, and Joe Alexander (Becky).
Cherished memories of Laura will forever be in the hearts of her sons, Stanley J. Grider, Sr. (Sonya), Fredrick Kyle Grider; her four grandchildren, Chanel Ann Grider, Simone Elise Floyd, Stanley "Jay" Grider, Jr., and Saige Elise Grider; a devoted great-nephew Montrell Alexander, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Davis Chapel, A.M.E. Church on Main Street in Somerset. Laura's funeral service will be held on Saturday morning, 11 a.m. at Davis Chapel, A.M.E. Church with  Reverend Everhart Walker officiating and Reverend Harry Francis giving opening prayer.  
Interment will be in the  Waterview Cemetery in Burkesville, Ky. 
Pallbearers will be Laura's nephews, Howard Alexander, Jr., Dennis Alexander, James Harry Alexander, Ricky Grider, Bill Garrett and Jimmy "Bo" Goggins. Dunbar Alumni will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Laura Victoria Alexander Grider.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.
 
Brandon Sims
Brandon Wayne "Kool-Aid" Sims, 31, of Waynesburg, passed away  Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 
 A funeral service will be held at 1p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the funeral home.  
          www.barnettdemrowandfox.com
 
Carroll Wesley
Carroll Lee Wesley, 55, of Waynesburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at his residence.
He was born in Pulaski County, Ky., on June 21, 1958, son of the late Eunice and Anna Mae Haste Wesley. He was a sawmill worker for Woodstock Pallet and a farmer.  He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his fiancé, Daisy Dick; two step daughters, Dorothy Dick and Katina Dick, all of Waynesburg; three brothers, Ray (and Teresa) Wesley, Donald (and Charlene) Wesley and Hobert Wesley, all of Eubank; three sisters, Irene (and Richard) Dykhouse of Grand Rapids, Mich., Mary Ann Wesley of Bethelridge and Rebecca (and John) Murphy of Somerset; and two step-grandchildren, Deanna Snow and Dylan Snow.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Thomas Edward Wesley.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Cole officiating.
Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 12 noon Saturday at 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.
 
Scott Zibell
Scott Hamilton Zibell, M.D., 62, husband of Judy Zibell, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 
A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. 
Contributions are recommended to Versailles Presbyterian Church or Woodford County Humane Society.
Condolences may be offered online at www.clarklegacycenter.com.