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Obituaries

November 14, 2013

Obituaries for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Somerset — Evalia Burden

Evalia O. Burden, 75 of Louisville, Ky. passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Evalia was born in Somerset, Ky. on Sept. 27, 1938 to the late Clarence and Opha Roberts Rogers. She was a member of the Faubush, Ky. Nazarene Church, she retired from the Louisville and Jefferson County Health Department, and she was a Kentucky Colonel. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Rogers and Elfreda Rogers Swanson; and a son-in-law, Phillip Michael “Mick” Hogan, Jr. Evalia O. Burden is survived by her husband of 53 years, Paul Burden of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Renee Burden Hogan of Sellersburg, Ind.; granddaughter, Emily

Hogan of Sellersburg, Ind.; and one brother, Orman C. “Jake” Rogers and wife Margaret of Faubush, Ky.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. CST at the Jones Funeral Chapel, Morgantown, Ky., with Bro. Chad Bewley officiating.

Burial will be in the Aberdeen Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST and Saturday from 8 a.m. until the funeral time at 1 p.m. CST at the Jones Funeral Chapel.

Online condolences may be made at www.jonesfuneralchapel.com.

Freddie Burton

Freddie Ray Burton, age 64 of Somerset, Ky. passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013  at Cumberland Nursing and Rehab Center.

He was born on May 26, 1949 in Somerset, Ky. to the late Claude and Virginia Brasfield Burton. Freddie had worked as an EMT and for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy. He was of the Pentecostal faith and enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, watching UK and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Barbara Burton and Shirley Yanders.

He is survived by two sons, Cody Burton of Somerset, Ky. and Steve (Nicole) Burton of Science Hill, Ky.; and three sisters, Georgia Phillippi, Brenda Mounce and Cathy (Jerry) Colyer, all of Somerset, Ky.

He is also survived by Debbie Brasfield, who was like a sister; four grandchildren, Riley Burton, Taylee Burton, Coy Burton and Rayen Burton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 after 6 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Burnett officiating.

Burial will follow in the Southern Oaks Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Freddie Burton Memorial Fund c/o Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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