Commonwealth Journal


January 30, 2014

Obituaries for Thursday, January 31, 2014


Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at:
John Givens
John Arnold Givens, age 83, of Eubank, Ky., departed this life on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.
John was born on December 10, 1930, in Chicago, Ill. to the late Alvy and Hermine "Helen" Givens. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country during the Korean War. He married Judith Pasowicz in Chicago, Ill. on May 21, 1960. He was a driver for Enterprise Rental Company. John was a member of the V.F.W., the D.A.V. and the American Legion. He was a member of the Catholic faith, attending St. Mildred's Church of Somerset.
He is survived by his wife, Judith; his brother, Robert Givens, of Belvidere, Ill.; his sister, Lorraine Garabedian, of Friant, Calif.; three grandchildren, Rachel Lyle, of Canby, Ore., Michelle (and Joey) Terry, of Eubank, Ky., and Jessica Shaw, of Centralia, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Troy Terry, of Eubank, Ky., Zachary Terry, of Eubank, Ky. and Makenzi Craven, of Centralia, Mo.
Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by his daughter, Beverly Shaw, who passed away on December 21, 2009; his sister, Violet Babuick; and his brother, Frankie Givens.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.  
A Rosary Service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel. Father Jeffrey Estacio will officiate the service.  Full military honors will be performed by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard. 
Interment will be in the St. Catherine's Cemetery, in Genoa, Ill., at a later date.

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