Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

December 18, 2013

Obituaries for Thursday, December 19, 2013

John Beach
John Beach, 34, of Somerset, Ky., passed away in April 2013. 
He was born on Jan. 4, 1979 in Somerset, Ky. to Leland Beach and Joyce Burdine Watkins. John was of the old fashion Pentecostal faith and enjoyed swimming, the outdoors and camping. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, Sheila Dalton. 
He is survived by his father, Leland Beach of Somerset, Ky.; and his mother, Joyce Burdine Watkins of Ferguson, Ky.; a daughter, Katie Ellison of Somerset, Ky.; two brothers, Robert Beach and Brandon Watkins, both of Somerset, Ky.; and two sisters, Margaret Polly of Ferguson, Ky. and Stephanie Griffin of Somerset, Ky. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 after 10 a.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bishop Cornelius Duncan officiating. 
Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery in Mt. Victory, Ky. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Orville Cook
Mr. Orville Lee Cook, 97, of Somerset, Ky. departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at the McCreary Health & Rehab.
Mr. Cook is survived by five grandchildren, Stoney Lee (and Robin) Cook, Sandy Vaughn, Billy (and Jessica) Cook, Gary Cook, and Bonnie (and Rob) Rankin; eight great-grandchildren, Tracey (and Josh) Wilson, Amanda (and Chris) Espinoza, Jared Vaughn, Bethany Cook, Aaron Sawyer, Joseph Cook, Katelyn Cook and Emily Cook; two great-great-grandchildren, Allison Wilson and Clifford Levi Spradlin; and a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing.
Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Wheeler; one son, Gerald Lee Cook; one daughter, Joy Yvonne Cook; one great-grandchild, Macayla Cook; and several brothers and sisters.
Mr. Cook was a member of Duke Memorial Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver for H.T. Hackney.

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