Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

September 3, 2013

Obituaries for Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Somerset — Dorothy Combs

Dorothy Agnes (Hays) Combs, born March 24, 1936, passed away on Aug. 31, 2013.

Her husband, Marcus Combs, preceded her in death.

She was saved and baptized during a summer revival at Noble, Ky. in 1953. She was currently a member of East Somerset Baptist Church. Dorothy was an elementary school teacher. She taught in eastern Kentucky, western Kentucky and Ohio, where she retired. She was a graduate of Western Kentucky State College (now WKU) and earned her Master's degree while teaching in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

She is survived by six siblings, Virginia Marshall (Bob) of Xenia, Ohio; Hildred Hudson (Travis) of Dayton, Ohio; James Gribble Hays of Dayton, Ohio; George Lewis Hays (Judy) of Dayton, Ohio; Ruth Smith (Kirby) of Dayton, Ohio; and Adna Clemons (EB) of Somerset, Ky.; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Chalmer Hays and Tottie Lee Noble Hays; and sister-in-law, Kathern (Campbell) Hays.

She enjoyed listening to Christian music. She especially enjoyed helping others. She was totally dedicated to caring for her two dogs, Misty and Lila, and working with her flowers. She also liked sewing and knitting.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Dr. Darvie Fenison officiating.

Interment will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be E.B. Clemons, James Gribble Hays, George Lewis Hays, Kirby Smith and Jason Clemons.

Condolences in memory of Dorothy can be sent to East Somerset Baptist Church Building Fund, 345 Pump House Road, Somerset, Ky. 42503.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

William Jermeay

William T. Jermeay, 66, of Bronston, Ky., passed away Friday Aug. 30, 2013 at his home.

Funeral arrangements are pending by Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

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