Commonwealth Journal


January 7, 2014

Obituaries for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014


Somerset — Michael Whitson

Michael “Mike” Whitson, age 55 of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

He was born on Sept. 8, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Holly Hardwick Whitson and the late John Whitson. Mike was a Class of 1976 Shopville High School graduate and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews, and he loved baseball and sports in general, especially UK Basketball.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Gary Whitson.

He is survived by his mother, Holly Whitson of Barnesburg, Ky.; nieces, Misti Coffey, Sheri (Jacob) Holloway, and Jodi Whitson; nephew, Jonathan Whitson; great-nephew, Chris Holloway; great-nieces, Megan Coffey, Morgan Coffey, Kaitlyn Holloway, Anna Whitson, Martina Cummings, Abby Whitson, and Emily Baker; aunts, Ruby Vaught, Rose Jackson, Clora Tull and Jewell Sewell; and uncle, Doyle Hardwick.

He is also survived by many cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 after 6 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. David Meece officiating.

Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations by made to the Pine Hill Cemetery or God's Helping Hands.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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