Commonwealth Journal

January 17, 2014

Obituaries for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014


Commonwealth Journal

Somerset — Richard Creekmore

Richard A. "Rick" Creekmore, 67, of Somerset, Ky., husband of Linda Jo Ashley Creekmore, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 16, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born on June 21, 1946, son of the late Herstle and Juanita Crabtree Creekmore.  He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Melissa Creekmore Newton, and grand-dog, Oscar; a son, Stephen Snell; three beloved grandchildren, Austin, Nicholas and Sydney; a brother, Kenneth (and Glenda) Creekmore; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Pat Goggins.

Richard was a man of many talents with a great love of music.

The family requests any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services.

Raise a glass of Glenlivet in his memory and fondly remember one of Richard's favorite sayings, "No crybabies."

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

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



Beulah Jones

Beulah Catherine Edwards Jones, 95, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center.

Beulah was born on July 7, 1918 to the late D.C. and Pearl Snell Edwards of Dykes, Ky., She married Earl Edward Jones Sr. of Mt. Victory on June 10, 1936. They had six children, 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She read her Bible every morning and was a

longtime member of the Mt. Victory Christian Church where she attended as long as her health permitted. She was a retired seamstress of Palm Beach Company, she loved to cook, garden, and be by Earl’s side at the sawmill or just “going to the country.” She enjoyed quilting and crafts and just

having family get-togethers and reunions.  She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons, David (and Edna) Jones, W.N. (and Pearlie) Jones, and Earl Edward Jr. (and Carleen) Jones; two daughters; Gailya (and Norris) Whitaker, Kathy (and Larry) Morgan and son-in-law James Mize; 14 grandchildren; Dylan (and Connie) Jones, Barry (and Bridget) Whitaker, Roger Jones, Billy (and Judy) Jones, Sheila (and Danny) Ramsey, Kevin (and Sherri) Jones, Laura (and Jason) Todd, Lynelle Wood, Jeanette Stringer, Noreen (and Paul) Bekish, Christi (and Jason) Burkhead, Jamie

(and Billy) Bolin, Holly (and George) Zachos, and Tracy (and Matthew) Phillips; sister-in-law; Helen Ruth Edwards; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Freida Mize; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Prows Jones; and a grandchild, Julie Jones; five brothers, Bishop, Virgil, Ray, Elmer, and Ira Edwards; and three sisters, Mae Whitis, Carrie Jenkins and Thelma Worrell.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. David Paddick and Bro. Stanley Sears officiating.  

Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

The family of Beulah Catherine Edwards Jones will receive friends on Friday, January 17, 2014 after 6 p.m. at the Pulaski Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Dylan Jones, Barry Whitaker, Roger Jones, Billy Jones, Kevin Jones and Danny Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers are Darren Jones and Andrew Jones.

In lieu of flowers family request expression of sympathy be made to the Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Southern Heights Christian Church and/or Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.

Family would like to extend their gratitude to all her caregivers.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Beulah Jones.



Anthony Keith

Anthony "Tony" Wayne Keith, age 46, of Wilmer, Ala. departed this life on

Sat., Jan 11, 2014 in Mobile, Ala.

Tony was born on Feb. 10, 1967 in Cincinnati to Edward and Darlene Canada Keith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a highly decelerated Iraqi Freedom Veteran and a Purple Heart medal recipient. While he served in Iraq, he survived three IED attacks but was left with a broken neck and traumatic brain injury.

He was of the Messianic Jewish Faith and a member of the Congregation Tree of Life Synagogue in Mobile, Ala. Tony loved to tend to his livestock, which included goats and miniature Jersey Cows.

He is survived by his parents, Edward and Darlene Keith of Wilmer, Ala.; his daughter MC3 Margaret Keith, USN from Atlanta; his paternal grandmother, Della Margaret Keith of Denny's Gap, Ky.; a sister Tonia Wooten of Texas; aunts Ella Beene from Indiana, Euetta Morrow, Ky., Justene Foster, Tenn.; and

Uncles, Glen Canada, Ky., Samuel Canada, Ohio; along with numerous cousins.

Preceding Tony in death are his maternal grandparents, Sam and Lela Canada of Ky., and his paternal grandfather, Arvel Keith of Ky.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 12 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home. His funeral service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Ulanda Price officiating.

Interment will be in Liberty Cemetery in Kidder, Ky. Tony's cousins will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wounded Warriors organization.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Anthony "Tony" Wayne Keith.

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



Leslie Marcum

Leslie "Chink" Jack Marcum, 68, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.

Visitation for Mr. Marcum will be on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 12 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Sean Marcum will officiate.

Interment will be in Tarter Cemetery, Nancy, Ky.

A complete obituary will be published in Sunday, January 19th edition.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Leslie "Chink" Marcum.



James “Wilford” Watkins

James "Wilford" Watkins, 85, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Wilford was born on December 10, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late James Leo and Elsie Sherman Watkins.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Wilford married Ollie Pearl Gumm in London, Ky., on February 20, 1949. They have two children from their union.

He retired from the State of Kentucky Department of Highways, serving ashighway designer and assistant district engineer after 36 years.  Wilford was of the Baptist faith and attended the First Baptist Church of Somerset. He was a longtime member of the Somerset Model Airplane Club.

He is survived by his son, Terry Lee (and Barbara Anderson) Watkins, of Somerset, Ky., and his daughter, Patty Gayle (and Richard) Cundiff, also of Somerset; his sister, Janet Lee Smith, of Los Gatos, Calif.; grandchildren Chad Everett Brown, of Somerset, Ky., and Brad Edward Brown, of Eubank, Ky.; and one great-granddaughter, Brandi Brown, of Eubank, Ky.

Along with his parents, Wilford is preceded in death by his wife, Ollie Pearl Watkins.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Wilford's funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Bro. David Pendley officiating.

Interment will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.  

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for James "Wilford" Watkins.

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