Commonwealth Journal

November 30, 2013

Obituaries for Sunday, December 1, 2013


Commonwealth Journal

William Bentley
William Thomas Bentley, 87, of Eubank, Ky., passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born in Etty, Ky., on June 20, 1926, son of the late Andrew Jackson and Marilyn Burkes Bentley. He was a retired miner from Beth Energy and a member of Eubank Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Leona Todd Bentley of Eubank; one daughter, Shirley Bentley Ingram (and Russell) of Nancy; step-son, Herbert K. Todd of Kings Mt., Ky.; two grandchildren, Marcus (and Lori) Ingram and Jennifer (and Chris) Wilson; two step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Leanne Todd and Logan Andrew Todd; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob Hampton and Madeline Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Joyce Mullins Bentley; his parents; step-son, Tim Todd; one brother, Douglas Fairbanks Bentley; and four sisters, Hazel Johnson, Barbara Strange, Annie Elkins and Janie Yarber.
A visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Sunday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home, Science Hill, Ky., at 11 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2013 with Bro. Dale Robins officiating.  
A visitation will also be held after 7 p.m. Monday at Carty Funeral Home.
A funeral service will also be held at Carty Funeral Home, Neon, KY at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013. 
Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery in Whitesburg, Ky.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com.
 
John Brooks
John E. Brooks, 85, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Friday November 29, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. 
He was born on February 19, 1928 in Ingram, Ky., to the late Gillus and Abbie Green Brooks. 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday December 3, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Teddy Brooks officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
      
Dowanna Campbell Spears
Dowanna Fay Campbell Spears of Somerset, Ky., suddenly passed away Thursday November 28, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was a loving mother, sister and friend who will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
She was born on March 27, 1963 to Lindsay and Donna Farmer Campbell (Chester), who pre-ceded her in death. 
She is survived by her son, Brandon Worley of Whitley City, Ky.; brothers, Rickey (and Darlene) Campbell of Some-rset, Ky., Robert, Jerry, Michael, All-en, Paul, Thomas, and Brian Campbell all of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Wyvit-ta (and David) Brooks of Lexington, Ky., Regina Campbell of Whitley City, Sheila, Annette, and Pamela Campbell all of Cincinnati, Ohio; two special friends Robin Heath and Ronnie Nichols of Somerset, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Ryan Campbell; daughter, Misha Rae
Abner; brother, Silas Wayne; and grandparents, Flora Jones and Silas Patrick of Whitley City, Kentucky.
Visitation for Mrs. Campbell will be Sunday December 1, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Memorial services will follow at 7 p.m. with Bro. Harold Harris officiating. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home Entrusted with the arrangements.
                                               
Pamela Hardwick
Pamela Hardwick, 54, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013 at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com.
 
Dr. Christopher McNevin
Dr. Christopher Brian McNevin, “Doc,” age 78, died on Friday, Nov. 22, of pneumonia.
Chris was born in 1935 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He moved to Somerset, Ky. in 1962 to buy a Chiropractic practice and raise a family. For 52 years he provided help and healing to many patients — always leading with his heart and even making house calls. His enthusiasm for life, knowledge of the healing arts, respect and compassion for others, and generosity were a gift to all who knew him. He could often be heard whistling down the hallway of his Chiropractic clinic on College Street.
Chris served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for 3 years in the Neuro Psychiatric Division in Germany, and received an honorable discharge. 
He later attended Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa, graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 1961.
Chris was passionate about health, sailing, and preserving the environment. His friendly and charismatic personality inspired others to do their best. He loved nature, swimming, gardening, cooking, reading, and classical music. He took great pride in his family, hard work, and a job well done, and he will be greatly missed.
A proud and loving father and grandfather, Chris is survived by his six children, Jodyanne Greenlee, Christopher McNevin, Dr. James McNevin, Dr. Michael McNevin, Jennifer McNevin, and Erin McNevin; and 13 grandchildren. 
Chris was a member of Somerset First Christian Church. 
His family is holding a celebration of his life there on Saturday, March 29, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, they request memorial contributions be sent to: Finding Freedom through Friendship, 1781 Eastwood Drive, Lexington, Ky., 40502: 
www.findingfreedomthroughfriendship.org
 
David Rader
David L. Rader, 68, of the Oak Hill community passed away on Thursday November 28, 2013 at the Lake Cumber-land Regional Hos-pital.
David was born on October 30, 1945 in Rockcastle County, Ky., to the late Ballard and Edith Barnes Rader. Mr. Rader was a member of the Canyon Park Church in London. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and cooking.
Mr. Rader leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Linda Slusher Rader; sons, Brian (and Diana) Rader of Brooksville, Florida and Jody (and Serena) Roberts of London, Ky.; daughter, Amy (and Glenn) Chesnut of London, Ky., and Kristin (and Travis) Ayres of London, Ky.; brother, Earl (and JoAnn) Rader of Somerset; sisters, Betsie (and Harold) Wilder of Springfield, Ohio, Thelma (and Wayne) Harding of Mount Vernon, Ky., Geraldine (and Lonnie) Reppert of Berea and Mary (and Greg) Pierce of Arkansas; uncles, Immanuel (and Barbara) Rader of Mount Vernon, Earl (and Ruby) Rader of Georgia; along with 12 grandchildren and a host of friends. 
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Louise Philbeck; son, Jeffery Rader; brothers, Ballard C. Rader Jr. and Roy Lee Rader.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 1, 2013 in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Grimes and Bro. Wayne Hardin officiating.
Interment will follow in the Southern Oaks Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to
the Canyon Park Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 548, London, Kentucky 40743.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.                                                
 
Eddie Whitis
Eddie Gene Whitis, 77, of Whitis Road, Somerset, Kentucky departed this life Thursday November 28, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born July 30, 1936 in the Price Valley Community to the late Melvin Lee Whitis and Elsie Hawk Whitis. He worked for the Kentucky State Highway Department and he was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Maxine Miller Whitis, whom he married on November 1, 1969 in
Jellico, Tenn.; a daughter, Connie Jean Whitis of Somerset, Ky.; step-son, David Edward Dobbs of Winchester, Ky.; three step-grandsons, Matthew Dobbs, Michael Dobbs of Winchester, Ky., and B.J. Duncan of Cincinnati, Ohio; one step-granddaughter, Tonya Redd of Cincinnati, Ohio; two step-great-grandchildren, Harley Redd of Cincinnati, Ohio and Lincoln Dobbs of Winchester, Ky.; sister-in-law, Joyce Whitis; two nephews, Dennis (and Paula) and Ken Whitis, both of Somerset; two nieces, Donna (and Ronny) Warren of Somerset and Patty (and Keith) Whitaker of Shopville, Ky.; along with several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Earl “Pete” Whitis, Ray Whitis, Kenneth Whitis, Junior Whitis, Garner Whitis; sister, Ella Mae Decker; step-daughter, Jenny Dobbs Smith; nephew, Bennie Lee Decker.
Visitation for Mr. Whitis will be Sunday December 1, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Funeral Services will follow at 3 p.m. 
Interment will follow in the Pine Thicket Cemetery with Bro. David Dykes officiating. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.   
 
Charles Young
Charles David Young, 63, of Cherry Street, Somerset, passed away Thursday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  
He is survived by his mother, Caralie Bruner Young, of London; his wife, Arlene Phelps Young; three children, Charles David Young ll and wife Ashleigh, Sarah Catherine Young Carter and Nathan Whatson and James Ethan Young, all of London, Ky.; two step-children, David Ray Phelps and wife Melony and Ethan Mathew Hughes of Somerset; one brother, John Young and wife Sharon; three sisters, Sabra
Musick, Susan Hampton and husband Jimmy and Sally Hulett and husband T, all of London; his mother-in-law, Goldie Hughes; eight grandchildren, Shey, John, Jacob, Savannah, Isaac, Abby, Leah and Dustin; one great grandchild, Charlee; plus a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Young.
He was a 32nd degree mason with the McKee Lodge, past master, K-9 officer in the military and K-9 officer with Pulaski County Detention Center. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was affiliated with the Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Bowling Funeral Home in London with T Hulett officiating. Military honors will be provided by the local DAV. Burial will follow in the Mill Springs Cemetery at Nancy, Ky.  
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Lee Bruner, Charles David Young ll, James Ethan Young, Logan Helton, Nathan Whatson and David Phelps. Honorary pallbearers will be John and Jacob Young.
Obituary courtesy of Bowling Funeral Home in London, Ky.