Commonwealth Journal


December 7, 2013

Obituaries for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Somerset — Arthur Bolze

Arthur John Bolze, 82, of  Boat Dock Road, Somerset passed away on Saturday,

December 7, 2013 at  The Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard, Ky.

Funeral arrangements are pending by Southern Oaks Funeral Home.  

Shelby Brock

Mr. Shelby Brock, 74, of Mt. Vernon, Ky., passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at his residence.

Born in Crab Orchard, Ky., on April 6, 1939, he retired as a truck driver after 33 years with The American Freight System, and was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of New Heart Baptist Church, where he sang solos and performed with The Southern Gospel Quartet and was a former Sunday school teacher whom helped build New Heart Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid vegetable gardener.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Brock and Shirley Shelton Brock; two brothers, Silas Brock and Bobby Ray Brock; and a sister, Dorothy Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Lee-Etta Blevins Brock, whom he married on August 13, 1960 in Lincoln County, Ky.; four sons; Leslie Shawn (and Rebekah) Brock, Shelby Lee (and Marianne) Brock, both of Cincinnati, OH, Jason Kyle Brock, of Austin, Texas, and Morgan Hodge, of Mt. Vernon, Ky.; four daughters, Constance Elaine (Kenneth) Quigley, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Shelley Rae (and William) Phelps, of Somerset, Ky., Melanie Joy (and Jeff) Whitney, of Sparks, Nevada and Madison Hodge of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Morris Wayne (and Beth) Brock of Greensboro, NC, and Lonnie Dale (and Diana) Brock of Mt. Orab, Ohio; sister, Brenda Lilly of West Chester, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, Nicholas and Jonathan Brock, Lauribeth, Aaron, Hannah and Sarah Quigley, Caleb Freeman, Savannah Phelps, C.J. Bray, Maverick Hodge, Noah and Clara Brock, Sommer and Klinton Atchley; two great-grandchildren, Karmin Jade and Jasmine Freeman; and special friend and brother-in-law, Bro. Melvin and Mary Sisson of Somerset, Ky.

Visitation will be Monday, December 9 after 5 p.m. in the Memory Chapel of

Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Lawson, Bro. Gary Whitaker, and Bro. Melvin Sisson officiating.

Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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