Edward Wayne Bradley, age 75 of Somerset passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Ky.
Mr. Bradley was born on Dec.12, 1938 in the Ruth Community to the late Porter and Mary Marjorie Hail.
Mr. Bradley proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from General Electric after 44 and a half years’ service. After retiring in 2004 he dedicated his life to being a husband, father and amazing grandfather. Wayne was a caring man and gave everything he could and never expected anything in return, He touched so many lives and made so many people smile, he will be greatly missed. He loved fishing, auto racing, politics and his Sunday School class.
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Ferguson Baptist Church.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Sandra Faith Ramsey Bradley; sons, Mark Bradley of Somerset and Scot (Robyn) Bradley of Nancy; daughters, Myra (Barry) Holman of Somerset and Melinda (Cedric) Hamilton of Glasgow; brothers, Dewey (Donna) Bradley of Somerset, Elwood (Laura) Bradley of Monticello, and Porter (Nancy) Bradley Jr. of Somerset; sisters, Marilyn Carmichael of New Bern, N.C., Zelleen Hamm of Somerset, and Dale ( Raymond) Cowans of Nancy; grandchildren, Dustin Bradley, Celeste Bradley, Dakota Bradley, Kierstin Holman, Christian Holman, Kalie Holman, Lily Hamilton, and Landon Hamilton; and great-grandchildren, Cannon Hicks and Westin Bradley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Mark Wayne Bradley Jr.; and brothers, Billy Bradley and Howard Bradley.
Visitation for Mr. Bradley will be Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with Bro. Jason Moore officiating.
Interment will be in Clay Hill Cemetery.
Dewey Bradley, Elwood Bradley, Christian Holman, Dakota Bradley, Barry Holman, Cedric Hamilton, and Dustin Bradley will be serving as active pallbearers.
Full military honors will be performed by American Legion Post No. 38 Honor Guard.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.
Fred V. McCrarey, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 with his family by his bedside at his home in Somerset, Ky.
Fred was born Jan. 9 in 1923 in Tinsley, Ky. in Bell County and was one of nine children, three of them half-siblings. His father, Fred G. McCrarey, was a farmer and coal miner. His mother, Alma Erie Hoskins, was a homemaker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Arthur and Harold; two sisters, Vina Irene and Audrey; and three half-siblings, Laura Stano, Robert McCrarey, and Amanda Blanton.
At 17, he labored in the coal mines of Bell County, then went on to drive a truck for the Civilian Conservation (CCC), building fire trails for firefighters. He left home for World War II and landed on the beaches of Normandy in 1944 and later that year fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Following his time serving three tours in the U.S. Army in General Patton’s Fifth Army he returned to working in the coal mines and then began work at General Motors in Detroit, Mich. He worked for 35 years as a job setter for Rolling Mills and met his wife Juanita Adams while she poured his coffee as a diner waitress. Juanita and Fred married on March 11 in 1952 in Detroit, Mich.
He was a 32nd-degree Mason. His interests included family, horse racing, and making sure his family was well taken care of.
He is survived by his sister, Alma Christine in Corbin, Ky.; daughter Deborah McCrarey-Flynn and her spouse Mark Flynn; son Fredrick W. McCrarey and his spouse Cheryll; daughter Alma L. McCrarey-Hinojosa and her spouse Arnie Hinojosa; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Any donations in lieu of flowers should be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Mr. Ralph C. “Red” McPheron, son of the late Allen Patrick and Lilly Audra Hail McPheron, was born on Sunday, June 4, 1922 in Calvin, Ky. and he departed this life on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 having attained the age of 91 years, 8 months and 15 days.
He is survived by Maxine Hall McPheron after 72 years of marriage.
Other survivors include two children, his daughter, Ginger McPheron (and Larry Sears) and his son, Jason (and Charlotte) McPheron, all of Somerset, Ky.; two grandchildren, April (and Dr. Natarajan) Thannoli and Joe (and Sarah Giles) McPheron, also of Somerset, Ky.; and six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Nikas, Rylan, Ridge, Hayley, and Jayden.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Ralph was the former owner and manager of Pulaski Block and Tile. He was a World War II army veteran and a member of the Somerset Country Club as well as the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was also a Mason and a member of the Olieka Shrine Temple. He was a Christian and a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed golfing, camping and the outdoors.
Ralph will be greatly missed by all who knew him and he leaves a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Hines officiating.
Burial will follow in the Somerset Cemetery.
The family of Mr. Ralph C. “Red” McPheron will receive friends at Pulaski Funeral Home from 12 p.m. Saturday until time for services.
Pulaski Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
Terry Ray Phelps, age 51, of Somerset, departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at his residence.
Terry was born on Oct. 2, 1962 in Somerset to Charlie Phelps and
Geraldine Godbey Jones. He was the office manager for the Pulaski County Road Department. He was on the Board of Health for the Lake Cumberland District Health Department. Terry was a Pulaski County Colonel and a member of ARC of Lake Cumberland. He was very active in local fundraisers, including Bike Night, in Science Hill, and many cancer charity organizations. He recently received the Key to the City of Burnside. Terry loved “junking,” going to flea markets in and around the area. He loved riding motorcycles and refinishing old furniture. He was a member of Pulaski Baptist Church.
Terry is survived by his wife, Lavenna Abner Phelps, whom he married in Bronston, Ky., on the 4th of July, 1986; his parents, Charlie Phelps and Geraldine (and Don) Jones, all of Science Hill; his daughter, Geraldine “Gerri” Nicole (and Gerald) Burton, of Somerset; his three brothers, Rick Phelps, of Science Hill, Dennis (and Tess) Phelps, of Somerset, and Bruce (and Sandy) Phelps, of Somerset; his sister, Debbie (and Mitch) Keeney, of Science Hill; and many aunts and uncles, many nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Troy and Lois Godbey; and his paternal grandparents, Lorenza and Sally Phelps.
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 service.
Interment will be in Pulaski Baptist Church Cemetery.
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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Terry Ray Phelps.
Charles Edward “Chuck” Sears, the son of Alpha Wright Huddleston and the late Edward Sears, was born Monday, Nov. 15, 1954 in Somerset, Ky. Chuck departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, Lexington, Ky., at age 59.
He was united in marriage to Tamara Davidson Norfleet Sears. Tammy survives.
Other survivors include five children, Holly Sears (and Mike) Ashley of Lexington, Ky., Krista Sears (and Nick) Russell of Somerset, Ky., Charlie Sears and his fiancée, Jenny Gillispie, of Somerset, Ky., David Norfleet of Louisville, Ky. and Anna Norfleet of Campbellsville, Ky.; one sister, Kelly Huddleston Haney; and three grandchildren, Channer and Addyson Sears, and Maddelyn Russell.
Chuck loved his Lord, his family, his friends, and life which he lived to the fullest.
He touched the hearts of everyone he met and now leaves a strong legacy behind.
He was proud of many things: His service in the US Army, his athletic achievements in high school, his many awards and trophies over the years for motorcycle designs and builds as owner of V-Twin Cycles, his business accomplishments and his license as a Master Scuba Diver, his many, many car rebuilds and his children's/grandchildrens' accomplishments.
He loved many things: His wonderful extended family, his dogs, his friends, his home, his Pastor, Sunday School class and missionary friends, long bike rides on summer Sunday afternoons, spending his childhood summers on his grandparent Wrights' farm, and traveling to different countries, sometimes including mission trips.
He dearly loved his mother, sister, our children and grandchildren.
He had learned the art of forgiveness, caring for others through God's eyes and gratitude.
He gave credit to God for blessing him at every step in his life and those who helped him.
Most importantly, Chuck had attained contentment and joy in the simple things in life.
He was at peace here on earth and now forever. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Phelps officiating and Rev. Clyde Strunk.
Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 38.
The family of Charles Edward “Chuck” Sears will receive friends at Pulaski Funeral Home from 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 until time for services.
In lieu of flowers, Chuck would prefer donations to the missions fund at Oakhill Baptist Church,
2135 Oakhill Road Somerset, Ky. 42503.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Charles “Chuck” Sears.