Commonwealth Journal


March 4, 2014

Obituaries for Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Somerset — Albert Saylor

Albert "Popeye" Saylor, 72, of Eubank, Kentucky, passed away Monday, March

3, 2014 at his residence.

He was born in Harlan, Ky., on April 19, 1941, son of the late Walter and Verna Hopkins Saylor. He was a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva Payne Saylor; a son, Doug (and Melissa) Saylor of Eubank; three daughters, Tammy (and Junior) Ison, Pamela Meece (and her finance`Paul) and Patricia (and Phillip) Witt, all of Eubank; eight brothers, J.W. Saylor of Indiana, Fred Saylor of Ohio, Orbin Saylor of Ohio, Paul Saylor of Ohio, Glen Saylor of Florida, Clarence Saylor of Corbin, Ky., Larry Saylor of Somerset and Billy Joe Saylor of Lexington, Ky.; one sister, Doris Jean Owens of Brodhead, Ky.; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Allen Saylor and Michael

David Saylor, two daughters, Vernie Susan Saylor and Geneva Ann Saylor, two

brothers, Bob Saylor and Charlie Saylor and one sister, Goldie Pittman.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Bullock and Bro. Bradley Goforth officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Burniece Scott

Burniece Scott, daughter of the late Robert and Hattie Hodge Owens, was born on Friday, March 25, 1922 in Lancing, Tenn., and she departed this life on Saturday, March 1, 2014 having attained the age of 91 years, 11 months and 4 days.

She was united in marriage to Mr. John C. Scott on August 26, 1949. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include five children, Brenda (and Dana) Watkins of Somerset, Ky., Robert (and Larissa Thomas) Scott of Washington, Ind., Barbara (and Dan) Gibson of Bronston, Ky., Laura Hardwick of Somerset, Ky., and Clifford (and Charlene) Owens of Lebanon, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a special friend, Ed James of Somerset, Ky.

Other than her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one brother, J. B. Owens; one sister, Emma Cecil Berry; and one son-in-law, Ronnie Hardwick.

Burniece taught school in Lancing Tennessee and in Sunbright, Tenn. She also worked for the Pulaski County Library doing Oral history interviews. She loved her church and her family very much and served as the Director of Clothing Ministry for the Pulaski Baptist Association for more than 30 years. She also enjoyed traveling with the Senior Group of the Buena Vista Baptist Church where she was a member.

She was a shining example of the love of God and was a woman who walked the walk and shared her time and energy with friends, family and strangers alike, humbly giving of herself to all who were in need. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and she leaves a host of relatives, friends and church family who mourn her passing.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home.  

Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

The family of Mrs. Burniece E. Scott will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

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

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