Commonwealth Journal

October 11, 2013

Obituaries for Friday, October 11, 2013


Commonwealth Journal

Charles Duncan
Charles Grant Duncan, 66, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Jean Waddle Care Center. 
He was born in Somerset, Ky., on June 03, 1947 to the late Charles W. Duncan (Brownee) and Jolene Inman Duncan of McCreary County, Ky. Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later built a successful boat storage business. He was greatly involved in drag boat  racing, winning several trophies and awards throughout the years.  
Charles enjoyed farming and spending time with his niece Olivia and nephew Grant. He attended Victory Christian Fellowship.
Charles is survived by his brother Oliver Duncan (and Anne) of Somerset, Ky.; a niece and nephew, Olivia Duncan and Aaron Grant Duncan; and three cousins, James Purden, Kirby Elizabeth, and Warren Baker.
The family of Charles Grant Duncan will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2013 after 10 a.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company, with a celebration honoring the Life of Charles Duncan to follow at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company with the Rev. Bill Conaster officiating.  
Burial will be in the Mill Springs  National Cemetery.  
Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 38.  
Somerset Undertaking Company is in charge of all arrangements. 
The family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to either the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kan., 66675 or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway  Drive, Somerset, Ky., 42503. 
You may sign the online guest book and leave personal condolences @ somersetundertaking.com.
 
James Gadberry
James W. Gadberry, 90, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
He was born  in Jabez, Ky. on November 14, 1922 to the late George Gadberry and Permelia Johnson Gadberry. He was united in marriage to Joyce Candler Gadberry on December 30, 1946 in Rossville, Ga.  
He faithfully served his country during World War II and was wounded in battle in France on January 17, 1945. He received the purple heart and two battle stars. He also served in the Aleutian Islands Campaign, the German Campaign, Northern France.
James was a rural route mail carrier for the US Postal Service for many years. He was a Deacon at the First Christian Church, sang in the men's choir, was a member of the Orwin Men's Class, a self-taught carpenter and a handy man.
James is survived by his wife, Joyce Candler Gadberry; one son, James W. Gadberry, Jr. of Bangkok, Thailand; two daughters, Jeri (and Dwight) Moss of Somerset, and JoAnn (and Burnis) Whitaker of Somerset; three grandchildren, Christina Gadberry, Scott (and Erica) Adams of Paris, Ky., Aaron J. Moss; and one great-grandchild, Ashton Adams.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Jack Gadberry and one sister, Mary Catherine Linville.
Visitation for James will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the First Christian Church of Somerset. 
A celebration of life honoring the life of James will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the First Christian Church, Somerset with Reverend Chuck Aiden officiating.
Interment will follow at Somerset Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Building Fund at First Christian Church.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.somersetundertaking.com.
 
Wanda Whitaker
Mrs. Wanda Marie Sears Whitaker, 88, of Somerset, Ky., daughter of the late W.P. and Bertie Sears was born in Somerset, Kentucky on November 27, 1924 and departed this life on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center with her daughter at her side.
She was united in marriage to Louie Whitaker on May 1, 1943; he preceded her in death.
Wanda is survived by one daughter, Linda Stringer of Somerset, Ky.; two grandsons, Scott Hail and JB Whitaker; four granddaughters, Donna (and Shane) Fox, Jessica Whitaker, Melissa (and Eric) Gibson, Teresa (and Tom) King and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son, Jesse Whitaker.
Wanda was a member of the Barnesburg Baptist Church. She was a servant of her Lord and Savior.  She was an avid gardener, loved spending time with her family and her ladies prayer group. She worked for 21 years at Palm Beach.
The family request expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Austin Campel and Bro. Harold Harris officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Sears Cemetery.
The family of Mrs. Wanda Whitaker will receive friends on Saturday, October 12, 2013 after 11 a.m. until time for services at Pulaski Funeral Home.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Wanda Marie Sears Whitaker.