Commonwealth Journal

December 6, 2013

Obituaries for Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013


Commonwealth Journal

Somerset — Shelby Brock

Shelby Brock, age 76 of the Quail community of Mt. Vernon, Ky. passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at his home.

Arrangements are pending by the Southern Oaks Funeral Home.



Lillian Burgin

Mrs. Lillian Mounce Burgin died at her home in Somerset on Dec. 1, 2013 after a long battle with kidney disease. She was 95 years old.  

Lillian was born in Somerset on March 6, 1918. She attended elementary and middle school there and graduated from Somerset High School. In 1938 she married Lester Burgin. Lillian and Lester had three children, David, Bonnie and Patricia.

Lester served in the Navy during World War II from 1943-1946.  While her husband was in the war, Lillian also served her country by working in a gun factory in Dayton, Ohio. Following that, she had a long and successful career as an accountant at Donenfelds department store in Dayton, where she worked until her retirement.

In Dayton, Lillian was an active and well-known member of the Fairview Baptist Church. In addition to serving as the church historian and clerk, where she still gets praise for her intellect and excellent writing skills, Lillian also worked in the church nursery and volunteered her cooking and sewing skills anytime there was a need at church or at the local nursing home.

Lillian was an avid newspaper reader and her son, David, inherited that love of newspapers. After graduating from Miami of Ohio and serving in the U.S. Army, David became the editor-in-chief of the Paterson (C.Q.) Daily News, the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, Calif., The Orlando Sentinel, the San Francisco Examiner, the Dallas Times Herald, The Houston Post, The Oakland Tribune and five related small dailies in the Bay Area. In addition, he was sports editor and city editor of The Washington Star in Washington, D.C.

Lillian’s daughter, Bonnie, gained her share of fame in employment with the Democratic Party with the City of Denver, a lifelong calling. Patricia shared a part of her childhood with Zella and Sherman Jenkins, her father’s sister and husband in Somerset.

In Lillian’s spare time quilting was a hobby she loved. She made many beautiful quilts for family and friends and generously taught many others to do the same. In 2000, Lillian moved back home to Somerset to be closer to her siblings, the late Lois Molen Tucker and the late Andrew Mounce. It

was then that she became an active member of the Newcomers Club where she made lasting and treasured friendships.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Mounce and Clara Phillips of Oneida, Tenn.; her husband, Lester Burgin; her sisters, Lois Molen Tucker of Somerset, Louise Botner of Fla., and Helen Cecil of Somerset; her brothers, Andrew Mounce of Somerset, Leonard Cecil of Washington, D.C and LaFon Mounce, who was killed at Okinawa in WWII.

Lillian is survived by her children, C. David Burgin and his wife, Judy, of Houston, Texas, Bonnie Prather of Denver, Colo., and Patricia Farmer and her husband Bob, of Columbus, Ohio; her grandchildren, David Prather of Denver, Colo., Christina Schwandt of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Mark Farmer of Columbus, Ohio, and Terri Farmer of Long Island, N.Y.; and her great-grandchildren, Kolin Prather and Preston Schwandt.

Lillian’s keen mind, love of life and great sense of humor will be missed, but long remembered by all who knew her.

Burial will be in the Somerset Cemetery at a later date.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Doyle Carrender

Doyle B. Carrender, age 77 of Gander Road in Nancy, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

Mr. Carrender was a builder and developer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Beecher and Edna Smith Carrender; a son, Rickie Carrender; a brother, Raymond Carrender; and a sister, Vonnie E. Wilson.

Survivors include a son, Scott of Nancy; a daughter, Edna Marie Hardwick of Albany, Ky; and two grandchildren, Erick Hardwick and Amanda Murphy

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at a later date.

Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mr. Doyle Carrender in  his funeral arrangements.



Kenneth Gregory

Kenneth Lee Gregory was born Sept. 30, 1940 and departed this life on Dec. 5, 2013, reaching the age of 73.

He was the son of the late Bryan and Zylpha Bell Gregory. He was united in marriage to Eva Sue Bell and to this union two children were born.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Gregory; two sons, Wayland Gregory (and Libby) and Bryant Gregory (and Bobbie); and three grandchildren, Maggie, Gavin, and Emily Gregory.

He is also survived by four sisters, Jewelin Anderson, Olive Foster, Ila Morrow, and Carolyn Humble; and three brothers, Ford Bell, and Delano and Toby Gregory; along with numerous nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends who mourn his passing.  

In addition to his parents, Bryan and Zylpha, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jerome Gregory; and one sister, Mary Gregory Burke.

Kenneth was employed at Patriot Industries. He accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age and was a very active member of Old Charity Church.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at 12 p.m. in the chapel of the Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the Elk Spring Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Dessie Hines

Dessie Jane Hines, age 90, a former resident of Pulaski County, Ky., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.  

Dessie  was born in Nancy, KY on October 10, 1923, the daughter of the late Laco and Effie Frances Anderson Trimble. She was united in marriage to the late Brent Ray Sumpter on April 7, 1941 and

later married the late James G. “Bud” Hines on April 27, 1979. She was a housewife and member of the Louisville Baptist Temple.  

Dessie is survived by four children, Paul Eugene Sumpter (Sherry), Madeline Carol Barnes, Judy E. Norfleet (Larry) all of Louisville, Ky. and Betty Holloway (Sam) of Maysville, Ky.; and one sister, Maxine Fuller of Louisville, Ky.

Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 12 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Visitation for Dessie will be Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking and Crematory.  

A celebration honoring the life of Dessie will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Tony Liess officiating.

Interment will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

You may sign the online register book and leave condolences for the family at www.somersetundertaking.com.



Georgia Toney

Georgia Juanita Toney, age 92 of Burnside, Ky., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at her residence.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 after 5 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Dykes officiating.

Burial will be in the Tateville Cemetery.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.