Commonwealth Journal

November 25, 2013

Obituaries for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013


Commonwealth Journal

Somerset — Georgia Flynn

Georgia Marie Flynn, 78, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Jean Waddle Care Center at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  

She was born in Pulaski County on April 24, 1935, the daughter of the late William Henry Turner and Ruth Ellen Gibson Turner. Georgia was united in marriage to the late Arvle William Flynn on  June 11, 1955, in Rossville, Ga. To this union was born one son, Arvle Ray Flynn (and Joy) of Somerset, Ky.  

She is also survived by three granddaughters, Mikki Flynn, Kristen Gibson (and Kris) and Aarika Flynn;  five great-grandchildren, Brady Kristopher Gibson, Ella Kate Gibson, Sophia Jane Gibson, Peyton Elliott Philippi and Joy Elise Flynn; two brothers, Steve Turner of Somerset, Ky., Marshall Turner of Blanchester, Ohio and three sisters, Lois Brown of Somerset, Ky., Lucille Goff of Harrison, Ohio and Dorothy Cooper of Somerset, Ky.  

Georgia was a member of Pitman Creek Baptist Church and had attended the First Baptist Church of Science Hill, Ky. She enjoyed the outdoors, working in her flower garden and caring for her indoor plants. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory.

A service celebrating the life of Georgia Marie Flynn will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory.

Burial will follow in the Mill Springs National Cemetery at Nancy, Ky.  

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Lake Cumberland 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky.,42503.

Condolences may be expressed to the Flynn family online@www.somersetundertaking.com.



June Hyden Sears

Mrs. June C. Hyden Sears, daughter of the late Charles and Wilma Lucille Farmer Hyden, was born September 24, 1945 at Ula, Kentucky and she departed this life on November 22, 2013, having attained the age of 68 years.

She was united in marriage to Mr. Charles Sears. He survives. Other survivors include three children, Charles Christopher (and Barbara) Sears of Somerset, Ky.; Cheryl (and William) Claxton of Somerset, Ky., and Darren Sears of Nancy, Ky.; two brothers, Wendell (and Shirley Lynn) Hyden and Bruce (and Carmen) Hyden all of Somerset, Ky.; the following grandchildren, Chantel Meece, Mariah June Sears, Brittany Bell, Jackie Gregory, Melinda Bunch, Hayley Murphy, Audi Robert Murphy, Noah Sears, and Mikey Sears; three great grandchildren, Braxton Cole Patterson, and Cole Gregory and Corie Gregory; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends who mourn her passing.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Michael Sears, and one sister, Diane Hyden Cox.

June worked as a seamstress for Palm Beach Manufacturing for more than 30 years. She enjoyed painting, and being around her friends and family. She was a loving woman who will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Rev. Dalous Sears officiating.

Burial will follow in the Goodwater Cemetery.

The family of Mrs. June C. Hyden Sears will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

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



Charlotte Shuttlesworth

Charlotte Ann Shuttlesworth, 67, of Richwood, W. Va., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Summersville Regional Medical Center, Summersville, WV, after a short illness.

She was born on August 24, 1945 in Richwood, WV, to Maxine Whitis Harrison and the late Ralph Harrison. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Richwood, WV. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. She was a social committee at her church; she was a true Christian lady. She was a wonderful friend to all and always had a smile on her face. She never met a stranger and she will sorely missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, John W. Shuttlesworth Jr. of Richwood, WV; son, John W. “Billy” Shuttlesworth III, of Richwood, WV; mother Maxine Harrison of Summersville, WV; two sisters, Shirley Harrison of Craigsville, WV, and Patty (and David) Graf of Florida.

A funeral service was held on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Simons-Coleman Funeral Home in Richwood, WV.  

Burial followed in the Mountain View Memorial Park.

Obituary courtesy of Pulaski Funeral Home.



Shannon Simpson

Shannon Rae Shepherd Simpson, 44, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Jean Waddle Care Center, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born in Lexington, Kentucky on April 27, 1969, daughter of Brenda Gail Dalton Shepherd and the late William "O. Shep" Shepherd. She was a former loan officer for Tri-County Mortgage and a member of Science Hill Christian Church.

She is survived by her mother, Brenda Gail Shepherd of Science Hill; one brother, William Jared (and Alisha) Shepherd of Science Hill; one sister, Billie Gail Shepherd Martin (and Ryan) of Somerset; niece Lilly-Ann Young; nephew Daniel Young; two goddaughters, Nikki Dalton and Kristen Dalton; and a host of other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, William "O. Shep" Shepherd; maternal grandparents, Lewis and Irene Dalton; and paternal grandparents, William T. and Jessamine Shepherd.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, November 26, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Gordy Prather and Bro. Charles Lucas officiating.

Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to the Shannon Rae Shepherd Simpson Memorial Fund.

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

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