Commonwealth Journal

February 21, 2014

Obituaries for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014


Commonwealth Journal

Somerset — Jeffrey Bates

Jeffrey David Scott Bates, age 30, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 in Somerset, Ky.

He was born on Sept. 27, 1983 in El Paso, Texas to Lester Bates, Jr. and Sharlon Scott Bates.

Jeff was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Protestant faith. He moved to Somerset, Ky. 13 years ago from Centre, Ala. and played high school basketball and football.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Junior Scott.

He is survived by his father, Lester Bates, Jr. of Pikeville, Ky., and his mother, Sharlon Scott Bates of Martin, Ky.; one son, Dylan Grider, and one daughter, Alexis Grider, both of Russell Springs, Ky.; his fiance, Connie Grider; grandparents, Lester and Joyce Bates of the Slate Branch community and Vinetta Scott of Somerset, Ky.; two aunts, Kathy (Bobby) Scott of Somerset, Ky. and Bonita (Butch) Scott of Ala.; two uncles, Donald Scott of Bypro, Ky. and Frankie (Lisa) Scott of Weeksbury, Ky.; one brother, Kevin Hall of Somerset, Ky.; and one sister, Leslie Bates of Somerset, Ky.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Griffith and Bro. Steve Mullins officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Phillip KIng, Todd Dean, Kevin Hall, Butch Scott, Bobby Scott, Donald Scott, Zane Hall, Frank Scott and Jeremy Landrum.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the church of your choice.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Terry Phelps

Terry Ray Phelps, age 51, of Somerset, departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at his residence.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Terry's funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Gary New will officiate the funeral service.  

Interment will be in Pulaski Baptist Church Cemetery.  

A complete obituary will be published in the Sunday, Feb. 23 edition.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Terry Ray Phelps.