Commonwealth Journal


February 27, 2014

Obituaries for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014


Somerset — Terry Patterson

Terry Patterson, 60, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Sunday March 2, 2014 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday March 3, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Lester Randolph officiating.

Burial will follow in Lakeside Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

A complete obituary will be in Saturday March 1, 2014 edition of the Commonwealth Journal.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lillie Simpson

Lillie F. Simpson, 77, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born in the Ruth community on March 18, 1937, daughter of the late Elmer E. and Amanda E. Brinson Cook. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Grove no. 1 Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy (and Derrick) Whitaker of Science Hill; one brother, Elbert Cook of Illinois; two sisters, Ruth Colyer of Somerset and Wilma Phelps of the White Lily community; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest W. Simpson; her parents; one son, Rodger W. Simpson; one brother, Albert Cook; and seven sisters, Berthie Daniels, Mildred Bray, Dorothy Davis, Verla Adams, Virginia Stogsdill, Zenia Cook and Fannie Snider.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Kennedy officiating.

Burial will be in Simpson Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 PM today, Friday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Mary Jane Wesley

Mary Jane Wesley, 86, of Westfield, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at her home.

 Mary was born March 2, 1927 in Somerset, Ky., to the late Charles F. and Margaret S. Duncan Denny.  Mary graduated from Somerset High School before attending the University of Kentucky.  

Mary devoted herself to being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Her love was evident whether she was cooking her family delicious meals or escorting a grandchild on an adventure. Mary enjoyed travel with her husband, from accompanying him on international business trips to weekly picnics at the local parks. Their life moved them frequently, including Ohio, New York, and Canada, before moving to Carmel, and eventually Westfield. Wherever they lived she made a loving and warm home for her family. She was a gifted artist; her paintings hang in honor in the homes of family and friends.  Mary was proud of her family heritage. Her research led her to be accepted as a member of the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter of the DAR. Faith was an important part of Mary’s life; she is a member of Carmel United Methodist Church.

Mary is survived by her husband of 66 years, Rue R. Wesley, Jr., whom she married on December 26, 1946 in Somerset, Ky.; sons, Charles R. (and Patricia), Jon D. (and Deborah) and William T. Wesley; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and brother James G. (and Katherine) Denny.  

She was preceded in death by her daughter Margaret C. Kopp; sister, Elizabeth M. Hines; and brothers Charles F., Robert M., and William R. Denny.

Private funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 28 at Flanner and Buchanan-Hamilton Memorial Park in Noblesville, Ind., where family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmel Golden “K” Kiwanis Club or Carmel United Methodist Church.

Obituary courtesy of Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers of Carmel, Ind.

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