Commonwealth Journal

August 24, 2013

Sunday's Obituaries


Commonwealth Journal

Somerset — Ida Bishop

Ida Elizabeth Bishop, 87, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

She was born in Somerset, Ky. on April 16, 1926, daughter of the late Jason and Betha Jane Williams Hall. She was a representative for Avon and a member of Science Hill Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by two sons, Earl David Bishop and Kerry Dale (and Karen) Bishop, both of Science Hill; three brothers, Gus (and Myra Jo) Hall of Lebanon, Ohio, David (and Jeanne) Hall and D.B. (and Sue) Hall, both of Somerset; one sister, Maxine (and Ralph) McPheron of Somerset; three grandchildren, Bo Jarad Bishop, Bryan Conley (and Sarah) Bishop and T.R. Bishop; five great-grandchildren, Haggan, Shaw, Alexis, Willow and Brantlee; special friend, Betty Moyer of Science Hill; special niece, Ginger of Somerset; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bishop; her parents; one brother, Glenn W. Hall; one sister, Ada June Hall; and sister-in-law, Gertrude Hall.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Dr. Curtis Sellars and Bro. Brian Whitaker officiating.

Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today, Sunday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bo Bishop, T.R. Bishop, Bryan Bishop, Gus Hall, D.B. Hall and David Hall.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.

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

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



Eva Browning

Eva Browning, age 88 of Tateville, Ky. and formerly of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born on March 21, 1925 in Reading, Ohio to the late Bert Norton and Beulah Dyer Williams Grant.

Eva worked for Craftmasters and Autolight in Toledo, Ohio for 50 years. She was a homemaker and member of Riverside Baptist Church in Toledo. She loved antiquing, glassware, a special collection of dolls and her special friend, “Buffy,” her dog.  

She is survived by a niece, Carol (Jim) Dancy of Tateville, Ky.; and a nephew, Eddie (Pat) Casada of Somerset, Ky.; four great-nephews and great-nieces, Jamie (Donna) Dancy, Angela (Jason) Watson, Rebecca (Tyler) Thompson and Cody (Raesha) Casada; two great-great-grandnieces, Kylie Watson and Bellamie Thompson; one great-great-grandnephew, Brendon Casada.

She is also survived by a special friend, Howard Summers of Toledo, Ohio; a special aunt, Edna Phelps of Shopville, Ky.; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond Browning; a brother, Virgil Norton; a sister, Ruby (Harley) Casada; a nephew, James Allen Casada; and great-nephew, Brandon Casada.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 after 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Christian and Bro. David Morris officiating.

Burial will be in the Barnesburg Cemetery.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Donald Floyd

Donald Smith Floyd, age 83, of Nancy, Ky. passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Donald was born on June 17, 1930 to the late Beecher Smith and Emma Cecil (Sowder) Floyd in Burnetta, Ky. He was a member of Burnetta Baptist Church, a retired Lab Technician for US Gypsum Inc., and he operated Sputter Creek Pay Lake in Nancy, Ky. for the last 13 years. Donald loved driving his carts on trails through his land with his white Pyrenees “Bo,” his dog. His favorite outing was going to Cades Cove in the Smokey Mountains.

Mr. Floyd is survived by his wife, Susie Hickman Floyd, who he married on Oct. 24, 1992 in Nancy, Ky.; seven sons, Lonnie Kirk Floyd of Somerset, Dana Paul Floyd of Las Vegas, Nev., Rick Landreth of Windsor, Ky., Gary (and Crystal) Landreth of Monticello, Ky., David (and Vana) Landreth of Nashville, Tenn., Craig (and Jawana) Landreth of Corbin, Ky., Shane (and Venita) Landreth of Nashville, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Daryl Floyd and Barry Floyd.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Drew Mahan officiating and Craig Landreth assisting.

Burial will be in Burnetta Cemetery.

Pallbears for Mr. Donald Floyd will be Jerry Prone, Omar Prone, Zack Landreth, Noah Landreth, Eli Landreth, and John Johnson.

The family request expressions of sympathy be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Program.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Donald Smith Floyd.



Thomas Hittle

Thomas Ray Hittle, age 55 of Somerset, Ky., passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at his residence.

He was born Aug. 28, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Alfred T. and Mary Waller Hittle.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Chapel B of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at 6 p.m. in Chapel B of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Harris officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Thomas Little Memorial Fund C/O Southern Oaks Funeral Home, 2110 W. Hwy. 914, Somerset, Ky. 42503.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Lois Mize

Lois Mize, age 75 of Somerset, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born Aug. 19, 1938 in Whetstone, Ky. to the late Melvin and Thelma Bradley Hargis. She was a member of Pleasant Run Baptist Church, Shopville Class of 1957, and she was a retired custodian for the Pulaski County Board of Education. She enjoyed quilting, spending time with family, cooking and flowers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mark Anthony Mize; and two brothers, Norman and Sidgle Hargis.

She is survived by her husband Bobby Mize, whom she married May 3, 1958 in the East Somerset community, and her beloved dog, Pippin; a son, Jeffrey Dale (Anna) Mize of the Slate Branch community; sister-in-law, Bertha Hargis of Somerset; brother, Noel Hargis of the Sugar Hill community; sister, Arlene (Marvis) Taylor of Somerset; grandchildren, Miranda (Ben) Mize Hunt, Caitlin (Johnathan Hunt) Mize and Trevor Mize; and great-grandchildren, Owen Hunt and Maverick Hunt.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Bullock officiating.

Burial will be in the Mize Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Mize Cemetery Fund, C/O Pam Taylor, 2110 W. Hwy. 914, Somerset, Ky. 42503.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Alex Stigall, Jr.

Alex Dewey Stigall, Jr., age 70, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  

Mr. Stigall was born on June 30, 1943 in Somerset, Ky. to the late Alex Dewey Stigall, Sr. and Nettie Alberto Brown Stigall. He was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He loved to hunt, fish, work in the garden, and cook. He was an antique car enthusiast and was a member of the Car Club, Rock and Roll Street Machines.  

He is survived by his wife, Paula Katheryn (Gaines) Stigall; one daughter, Alexis Catherine Alexander of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Charles (Stephanie) Stigall of Terra Haute, Ind., and Russell (Patricia) Stigall of Anchorage, Alaska; and five sisters, Mary Alice Gilmore of Louisville, Ky., Feryn Summers of Louisville, Ky., Murelyn (Lou) Ray of Temecula, Calif., Patsy Renee' Stigall of Louisville, Ky., and Terry Anita Stigall of Anchorage, Alaska.  

He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert B. and Beulah Gaines of Somerset, Ky.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lillia Stigall, Terry and Diane Gaines, Cynthia and Robert Milligan, Glenda and Danny Bell, Stanley M. Gaines, Timothy and Cynthia Gaines, and Anthony and Linda Gaines; and a host of nieces, nephews, and aunts.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey Stigall of Melbourne, Fla., and Sidney Randolph Stigall of Somerset, Ky.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Somerset, Ky.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Somerset, Ky. with Dr. French Harmon officiating.

Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery, with American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard performing full military honors.  

Pallbearers will be Forrest Coleman, Dale Randall, Dan Picard, Roger Stigall, Stephen Milligan, and Joshua Gaines. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dean Stewart, Eugene Jones, Mark Bullock, and Jimmy Goggins.  

In lieu of flowers the family request expressions of sympathy be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 1500 College Way, Lexington, Ky. 40502 or First Baptist Church, 128 North Main St, Somerset, Ky. 42501.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements of Alex Dewey Stigall Jr.