Commonwealth Journal

February 25, 2014

Obituaries for Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Commonwealth Journal

Larry Adington
Larry Delano Adington, 65, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Monday, February 24, 2014.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 Daisy Beal
Daisy Willena Whitaker Beal, 84, of Ferguson, Ky., passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the
Somerwoods Nursing and Rehab in Somerset, Ky. 
She was born on April 13,
1929 in the Squib Community of Pulaski County to the late Thelopis “Oppie” and Maggie Whitaker Whitaker.
She was the former owner and operator of “Daisy Restaurant” and was a member of Love Divine Baptist Church. She loved her garden, flower gardening and loved and enjoyed her church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; former husbands Lawrence Whitaker and John Beal; son Mark Anthony Whitaker; brothers, Lester Finley, Edwin Whitaker, Thedford Whitaker, Rex Whitaker and Themar Whitaker; sisters Versia Price, Eva Dixon, Elva Norton and Ruby Norton; and grandson Dennis Whitaker.
She is survived by a son, William Lawrence “Larry” Whitaker of Redding, Ohio; daughters, Linda Willena Sies of Whitley City, KY and Joetta (and Darrell) Whitaker Kennedy of Ferguson, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Brenda Whitaker of Lockland, Ohio; sister in laws, Janel Whitaker of Somerset, Ky., Bernice Whitaker Weber and Mildred Whitaker both of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother-in-law, Wayne (Sue) Whitaker of Loveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason Whitaker, Jaime Whitaker, Johnathan Whitaker, Robert Linville, Jr., William Mark Linville, Amy Kennedy Wesley, Larry Whitaker, Jr., and Chad Whitaker; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a special caregiver, Katherine Wallace of Somerset, Ky. 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 25, after 6 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Elmo Mounce officiating.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 26 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Pine Thickett Cemetery.
Cynthia Carman 
Cynthia Mae Carman, 53, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Saturday, February 22 in Somerset.
Cynthia was born in Somerset on August 7, 1960, a daughter of Wilma Baker Wilson of Faubush, Ky., and the late Clinton Lee Baker. She was of the Baptist faith.
Cynthia is survived by her step-father, Delano “Bloss” Wilson, Faubush; three daughters, Renee (and Matthew) Becker of Alexandria, Ky., Kris Bullock, of Alexandria, and Robbi Danielle (and Tom) Neely, of Crittenden, Ky.; a son Clinton James Delano Bullock, of Flemingsburg, Ky. She is also survived by six grandchildren, and a brother, Bill (and Tammy) Baker, of Faubush, Ky.
Funeral services will be at the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Russell Springs, Ky., 42642, at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 24, with Bro. Garlin Wilson officiating.
Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Monday at Wilson Funeral Home.
Joe Claunch
Joe Howard Claunch, 93, departed this life on February 23, 2014 at his residence in Somerset.
Joe Howard was born in Burnside on November 17, 1920 to the late Joe Hopper and Nancy Gibson Claunch. Joe Howard was a member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church at the time of his passing, but had been raised and attended Pisgah Presbyterian Church for many years. Joe Howard was an accomplished pianist and played at Pisgah for a number of years. He also attended Pisgah School and later graduated from Nancy High School in 1939. He also was a graduate of the Rogers School of Business in Somerset. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army ending his three and one-half year service at Camp White, Oregon.
He retired in 1999 after more than 50 years of service with Somerset Refinery. He served as president of the affiliated crude oil company, South Kentucky Purchasing Company, Inc. for many years. 
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bessie Ann Molen Claunch, and three children: Jerry Claunch and his wife Sue, Connie Woodall and her husband Jim, and Lisa Claunch. He is also survived by grandchildren Evan (and Alison) Claunch, Jamie (and Christy) Woodall, Josh (and Adrienne) Woodall, Jessica (and Eric) Taylor, and six great-children. Sister-in-law Anna Jane Claunch Massey also survives.  
He was preceded in death by grandson Jimmy Woodall, as well as his brothers and their wives: Harry Claunch, Reid (and Jean) Claunch, Eugene (and Punkin) Claunch, and Bob Claunch. 
Visitation for Joe Howard Claunch will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company.  
His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company, with Bro. C.E. Jacobs officiating.  
Interment will follow at the Pisgah Presbyterian Church cemetery.  
Pallbearers will be Evan Claunch, Doug Claunch, Tommy Claunch, Mike Stigall, Richard Stigall and Jamie Woodall.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Pisgah Presbyterian Church Cemetery or Hospice of Lake Cumberland.  
Donna Hinkle
Donna Hinkle, 61, of Burnside, Ky. passed away on Saturday February 22, 2014 at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. 
She was born on February 14, 1953 in Burnside, Ky., to the late James and Kathleen Flynn Walden. 
Donna was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burnside, worked for Wal-Mart for 36 years and was a graduate of Burnside High School in 1971. She enjoyed spending time at the beach, watching UK Basketball, spoiling her granddaughters, shopping, watching mud bogging and crocheting. 
She is preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Dwight Helton, Jr. 
She is survived by her husband, Vola "Toby" Hinkle, whom she married on July 24, 1970 in Burnside, Ky.; one son, James Ray (and Angel) Hinkle of Bronston, Ky.; one daughter, Teana Nicole (and Joey Cambron) Hinkle of Burnside, Ky.; one brother, J.C. (JoAnn) Walden of Bronston, Ky.; one sister, Betty Jane (and Dwight) Helton of Danville, Ky.; and many others who were like sisters, Emma Branum of Bronston, Ky., Linda (Leroy) Goldson of Burnside, Ky., Sheila Hansford of Somerset, Ky., and Delora Tibblas of Oneida, Tenn. She was also survived by four granddaughters, Logan Paige Hinkle, Jordan Elizabeth Hinkle, Cydney Jade Hinkle, Raylee Jo Cambron; and several nieces and cousins. 
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 after 6 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday February 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Clyde Strunk officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Burnside Cemetery. 
Edward Roark
Edward Ranson Roark, 75, died Saturday.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bowling Funeral Home in London. 
Visitation 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
 
Charles Christopher Sears
Mr. Charles Christopher Sears, 50, son of Charles O. Sears and the late June Hyden Sears  was born on December 19, 1963 in Somerset, Ky., and departed this life on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Other than his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Sears, and one granddaughter, Kadie Bunch.
Charles was united in marriage on February 17, 2006 to his beloved wife, Barbara Sears; she survives. Charles is also survived by five daughters, Jackie (and Abe) Gregory of McCreary County, Ky., Chantel (and Ernest "Jr.") Meece of Somerset, Mariah Sears of Somerset, Brittany Bell of Somerset, Melinda Bunch of Russell Springs, Ky.; six grandchildren, Cole Gregory, Cori Gregory, Braxton Patterson, C.J. Bunch, Kloe Bunch and Kylie Bunch; one brother; Darren Sears of Nancy, Ky.; one sister, Cheryl (and William) Claxton of Somerset; and the following nieces and nephews: Hayley Murphy, Audy Murphy, Mikey Sears and Noah Sears.
Charles worked as a truck driver and loved music and fishing. He was of the Baptist faith and was a very kind and loving person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m.  on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Dallous Sears officiating.  
Burial will follow in the Goodwater Cemetery.
The family of Mr. Charles Sears will receive friends on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 after 11 a.m. until time for services at Pulaski Funeral Home.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mr. Charles Christopher Sears.