Commonwealth Journal


July 10, 2013

Brenda Vaught

Brenda West Daulton Vaught, age 61, went to be with her lord and savior on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center with her loving family at her side.
Brenda was born on July 21, 1951 in New Castle, Ind. to the late George and Eunice (Moistner) West. She was a member of Southside Church of God of Prophecy and attended when she was able. Her greatest love was for Jesus Christ, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Mindy Phelps and Misty Dawn (Chris) Acey, both of Somerset; two sisters, Shirley Calhoun of Somerset and Angel Dick of Monticello; six grandchildren, David (Chelsie), Larry “Moonie” (Carli Burton), Joshua, and Jacob Phelps, and Tyler and Ryan Acey; five great grandchildren, Faith, Kamryn, Aubrey, Abigail, and Jace Phelps; one just like a great-grandchild, Trinty Correll; two special nieces, Rita (Daulton) Troxell and Chassidy Waddle, who helped care for her during her battle with cancer; and many other nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends who will mourn her passing.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her only true love and first husband, Darrell “Tom” Daulton; two brothers, Darrell Johnson and Joe Moistner; one sister, Vickie Day; a son-in-law, Larry Phelps; and a grandchild, Justin Cole Phelps.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 6 p.m. at The chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset, Ky.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Ramsey and Bro. David Eastham officiating. 
Burial will be in the Beech Grove Cemetery in Science Hill, Ky. 
Pallbearers for Brenda will be Rick Marcum, Stephen Silvers, Doug Smith, J.R. Philpot, Eddie Correll, and Thomas Calhoun.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to The Brenda Vaught Memorial Fund c/o Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:

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