Commonwealth Journal

December 28, 2013

Obituaries for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013


Commonwealth Journal

Somerset — Lewis Baker

Lewis Scott Baker, 55, of Nancy, Ky., departed this life on December 24, 2013 at his residence.

Lewis was born on August 1, 1958, in Dayton, OH, to the late Robert Eugene and Janice Marilyn Baker.  

A cremation took place at the request of the family, so Lewis' ashes may be scattered in his favorite boating destinations.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Lewis Scott Baker.

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



Odena Meece

Mrs. Odena Meece, age 81 of Somerset, Ky., daughter of the late George Alfred and Ida Jane (Tomlinson) Ping, was born in Somerset, Ky. on March 29, 1932 and departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

Other than her parents, Odena was preceded in death by her husband, Jermiah Robert Meece, who passed away on March 31, 2013; two brothers, Dewey Ping, Wanda Lee Ping; and one sister, Geneva (Ping) Snow.

She is survived by one son, Jerry (and Martha) Meece of White Lily, Ky.; two brothers, Bob (and Wanda) Ping of Science Hill, Ky. and Lawrence Ping of Ohio; and two grandchildren, Cierra and Jacob Meece.  

Odena also leaves behind a very special niece, Joyce Slover; and several family and friends who all mourn her passing.

Odena was a homemaker and a member of White Lily Baptist Church, she loved cooking and sewing.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Ernest Warren officiating.  

Burial will follow in the White Lily Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family of Mrs. Odena Meece will receive friends on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 after 6 p.m. at the Pulaski Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland and/or the White Lily Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Odena Meece.



Odra Moore

Odra Wooton Moore, 93, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

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

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



Timothy Mounce

Timothy L. Mounce, 54, of Brownsburg, Ind., formerly of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on December 24, 2013 in Indiana.

Timothy's funeral service will be Monday, December 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Flanner Buchanan Speedway Funeral Home in Indianapolis, Ind.

Obituary appears courtesy of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.



Oveline Sumner

Mrs. Oveline Sumner, 85, of Somerset, Ky., daughter of the late Piercy and Mable Ballenger Waddle, was born in Alcalde, Ky., on October 11, 1928 and departed this life on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Somerset Nursing & Rehab.

Oveline was united in marriage to Willie “Bill” Sumner on April 24, 1948; he survives.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Haynes.

She is survived by two sisters, Barbara Hall of Somerset and Ora “Tooter” Higginbotham of Somerset; two nephews, Brad (and Missy) Hall of Somerset and Joey (and Donna) Hall of Somerset; one niece, Julie (and Lee) Taylor of Castle Rock, Colorado; three great-nephews, Aaron Hall, Riley Hall, and Ben

Taylor; one great-niece, Chelsea Taylor and a host of relatives and friends who all mourn her passing.

Oveline was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church in Somerset, Ky. She enjoyed animals, spending time with her cats, children, and baking.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Stacey and Bro. Jason Moore officiating.  

Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

The family of Mrs. Oveline Sumner will receive friends on Monday, December 30, 2013 after 6 p.m. at Pulaski Funeral Home.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements.



Carter Whittle

Carter Ray Whittle, 62 of Shopville passed away on Friday December 27, 2013 at his residence.

Carter was born in Nancy on October 17, 1951 to the Late Lawrence and Goldie Stevens Whittle. He is survived by his wife, Carol Gwin Whittle. He is the former owner and operator of Carter’s Body Shop of Somerset.

Visitation for Mr. Whittle will be Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Memory Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. in the Memory Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.Interment will be in the Mill Springs National Cemetery with full military honors performed by the  American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to the Grace Emmaus Community of KentuckyC/O Fellowship United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 246, Somerset, Ky., 42502

Complete Obituary for Mr. Whittle will be in the Tuesday December 31, 2013 edition of the Commonwealth Journal.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home Entrusted with the arrangements.