Commonwealth Journal

November 7, 2013

Obituaries for Thursday, November 7, 2013


Commonwealth Journal

Iva Erp
Iva Jean Jones Erp, the daughter of the late Pete and Versie Russell Erp, was born at Bald Rock, Ky., on April 4, 1932 and departed this life on November 5, 2013 in Somerset, Ky., having obtained the age of 82 years.
She was united in marriage to Robert Howard Erp in Somerset, Ky., on December 21, 1952; he survives. Other survivors are one son Michael Erp (and his wife Elizabeth), of Somerset; two granddaughters, Sarah Erp (and Dirk) Cundiff and Megan Erp (and Christopher) Fleshman; four great-granddaughters, Addison Fleshman, Ella, Sofia, and Isabell Cundiff; one brother, Dale (and Rose) Jones; three sisters, Madlyn Phillips, Delma Barnett, Marie Fox; and several nieces and nephews.
Iva Jean was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clifford ”Bud” Jones; two sisters, Myrtle House and Barbra Murry.
She was a member of Langdon Street Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for over forty years. She taught school for over 40 years in the Pulaski County School System where she taught three generations of the same family in many cases. Iva Jean was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
A funeral service for Iva Jean Erp will be held on Friday November 8, 2013 in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Chandler and Dr. James Floyd officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
The family of Iva Jean Erp will receive friends at Pulaski Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. today.
Pulaski funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
 
Helena Taylor
Helena Joyce Taylor, 71, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at her residence.
She was born in Ware, Ky., on February 10, 1942, daughter of the late Paul and Eula Wesley Foster.  She was a factory worker for Liberty Sports Wear and a member of Bethelridge United Methodist Church. She loved to garden, cook, spend time with her family and she loved the Lord.
She is survived by her husband, Carroll Franklin Taylor; two daughters, Nancy (and Jerry) Leigh and Ann (and Dan) Engle; four grandchildren, Leslie (and Stephen) Haste, Joshua Godbey (and Jessica Meece), Daniel (and Shaina) Engle and Jake Engle, all of Science Hill; seven great-grandchildren, Zachery Haste, Sarah Haste, Zoey Godbey, Samantha Haste, Joshua Paul Godbey, Danny Engle and Bodie Engle; two brothers, James Foster and Prentice Foster; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Sue Spears and Marilyn Lou Foster.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. David Green and Bro. Eddie Dick officiating.
Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday at 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.
Jonas York
Jonas Nathaniel York, 24, of Eubank, Ky., passed away Monday, November 4, 2013 at the UK Medical Center.
He was born in Stanford, Ky., on November 20, 1988, son of Larry G. York and Stacy McKinney Isaacs.  He was a service technician for G & L Refrigeration. 
He is survived by his wife, Heather Nicole Nichols York of Eubank; his father and stepmother, Larry and Diana York of Waynesburg, Ky.; his mother and stepfather, Stacy and Joe Isaacs of Berea, Ky.; paternal grandparents, Bernard York and Ruby York; maternal grandmother, Mary McKinney Ham; mother-in-law,
Margaret Rutherford; father-in-law, Terry Nichols; grandparents-in-law, Sue and John Nichols; brother, Jordan Daniel York; step brothers, James Joseph Isaacs, Ben Isaacs, Phillip Donnie Lane and Robert Carl Lane; step-sisters, Julie Beth Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs, Becky Isaacs and Cynthia Lane Oney; and brother-in-law, Chad Nichols.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Balis McKinney.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Butt officiating.
Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at 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.