Somerset, KY - Commonwealth Journal
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Commonwealth Journal Sunday, February 10, 2013 Somerset, Kentucky A3 Obituaries Hester Bales Shirley Dobbs Hester Mae Wesley Bales, 80, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013. She was born in Science Hill, Ky., on December 10, 1932, daughter of the late William Ray and Zelma Marie Roberts Wesley. She was the former owner of the Chili Bowl restaurant in Elmwood for 23 years and worked as a cook at the Bridgehouse restaurant in Reading for over 30 years. She started her cooking career as Hester Bales a WAC in the Army during the Korean War. Hester enjoyed watching college basketball, football and golf. She enjoyed trips to the casinos, traveling, bowling and raised whippet dogs for a period of time. She spent a few years after retirement in Florida and was always ready for a road trip. She is survived by one daughter, Kim Hope Lay McMahon; her only sister, Margaret E. Wesley; four grandchildren, Michael, Don-Nicole, Stefani and Daniel, three greatgrandchildren; her aunt, Thelma Ferrell; nephew, Bill Wesley; and multiple great-nieces and greatnephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Carol Rae Lay; and her brother, Edgar Thomas Wesley. She was "Granny" to so many people and will be terribly missed by all. She will be lovingly remembered for her kindness, hard work, good cooking and devotion to her family and friends. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Science Hill Cemetery at a later date. Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com. Shirley Marie Slagle Dobbs, 77, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Harlan County, Ky., on August 7, 1935, daughter of the late Dorcey Emil and Martha Jane Saylor Slagle. She was a retired seamstress from Palm Beach. She was former owner and operator of Redwood Restaurant in Shirley Dobbs Lancaster, Ky. She is survived by two sons, Willard Brent Dobbs Jr. of Somerset and Tarry Brian Dobbs of Science Hill; daughter-in-law, Linda Dobbs, whom she thought of as her daughter; two sisters, Margaret "Peggy" (and Boog) Stanton of Somerset and Audna Brewer of Leesburg, Fla.; five grandchildren, Alisha Dobbs, Shawn Dobbs, Crystal Dobbs, Michael Dobbs and Steven Dobbs; three great-grandchildren, Caden Dobbs-Townsend, Halynn Dobbs and Tiara Dobbs; and special friends, John Casey, Sue Smith, Gene Hendricks and Lynn Dawson. She was preceded in death by her parents; eight brothers, Charles Slagle, Lawrence Slagle, Vernon Slagle, Lee Opal Slagle, Haskell Saylor, William "Bill" Slagle, Frank Slagle and Jesse Saylor; six sisters, Iva Slagle, Eva Slagle, Vada Slagle Unthank, Reba Saylor Sparks, Edna Stutzman and Elizabeth Jones; and one granddaughter, Latasha Michelle Dobbs. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Arthur Slagle officiating. Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery. Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.morrisandhislope.com. Ina Ison Ina Mae Ison, 91, of Somerset Thelma Dick entered Heaven's gates on Saturday, Thelma Cantrell Dick, 91, of Science February 9, 2013. Hill, Ky., passed away Friday, She was born February 8, 2013 at Cumberland November 25, 1921 Nursing & Rehabilitation. in Letcher County, She was born in Pike County, Ky., Ky., the daughter of on May 6, 1921, daughter of the late William Patrick and Vesta Alice Stone Squire and Ida Hogg Whitaker. She was Cantrell. She was retired from the united in marriage to University of Kentucky as an her dear husband, administrative assistant. She was a Hiram Ison, Jr., on housemother and homemaker. She March 26, 1946. Ina was baptized into the Baptist faith cherished her family and was a staunch believer in Jesus and friends and was Christ. Thelma was a World War II Ina Ison a devoted mother. She Army veteran. believed in angels and She is survived by several nieces and nephews, whom she loved and was herself an angel to many that she cherished. touched and cared for during her life. She was preceded in death by her She had a steadfast faith in God and beloved husband, Columbus C. Dick, was a member of Langdon Street whom she married on February 13, Baptist Church. 1957 and who died on October 14, Ina is survived by her sons and 2002, her parents, three brothers, daughters-in-law Gary and Sherry Curtis, John Albert and Ernest and Ison of Kentucky, Bill and Abby Ison two sisters, Mildred of Ohio Tom and Debby Ison of Cantrell Sandusky and Mary Kentucky; her daughter and son-inCantrell Faust. law Linda Ison and Allen of Kentucky; A graveside service will be held at 2 brother James Whitaker of Michigan; p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at sister Phyllis Gibson of Washington; Mt. grandchildren Tracy and Sandra Ison Zion Cemetery. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery of Ohio, and Lyndsey and Byran Ison of Kentucky; and great-grandchildren with military honors by American Austin Brown and Dylan Roll of Ohio. Legion Post 38. She will be greatly missed by those Visitation will be after 12 noon who knew and loved her. Wednesday at Morris & Hislope She was preceded in death by her Funeral Home. parents, husband, three brothers and Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is two sisters. in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held on Monday, Condolences may be expressed to February 11, 2013 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the family at: the chapel of Somerset Undertaking www.morrisandhislope.com. Co & Crematory and on Tuesday, February 12 from 10-11 a.m. at Langdon Street Baptist Church. A celebration honoring the life of 11, 2013 after 6 p.m. at the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Ky., 80, Somerset. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Brother Shelby Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Science Hill Cemetery, Science Hill, Ky. The family request expressions of sympathy be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund, P. O. Box 27, Somerset, Ky., 42502. Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Luranna Singleton. Ina will be Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Langdon Street Baptist Church with the Rev. C.E. Jacobs officiating. Interment will be in the Whitaker Cemetery in Letcher Co., Ky. Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Whitney Roberts Whitney Lynn Wainscott Roberts, 34, wife of Andrew W. Roberts, died February 6, 2013. Visitation is today from 4-8 at Southland Christian Church, Building B. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. www.clarklegacycenter.com Eugene Stevenson Eugene Stevenson, 76, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was born on April 7, 1936 in Delmer, Ky., to the late Ethus Stevenson and Evelyn Cooper. He was a self-employed carpenter. Mr. Stevenson formerly attended Saline Church of God and Cotter Avenue Church of God and he had served as Sunday school superintendent for many years. He is survived by Eugene Stevenson his wife, Alfreda Brinson Stevenson, whom he married on August 10, 1957 in Somerset, Ky.; a son, Bennie (and Patricia) Stevenson of Morrow, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Benjamin and William Stevenson. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Edmund Stevenson, and a sister, Josephine Loveless. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Ky. 80, Somerset. His funeral service will be Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Brother Harold Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the West Somerset Cemetery. Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Eugene Stevenson. Luranna Singleton Luranna Singleton, born June 5, 1921 of Somerset, Ky., formerly of Science Hill, Ky., departed this life on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was born June 5, 1921 in Casey County, Ky., to the late Mont and Nellie Sims Foley. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Luranna Singleton Singleton was a member of Polly Ann Baptist Church in Eubank, Ky. She loved cooking for company, gardening, freezing and canning. Mrs. Singleton loved to sing gospel music. She loved little children and babies. Mrs. Singleton loved plants and flowers, especially violets. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved her Lord and she prayed for everyone. She is survived by a son, Larry (and Linda) Singleton of Science Hill, Ky.; two daughters, Norlena Bullock of Somerset, Ky. and Wynona Carolyn (and Doug) Leigh of Science Hill, Ky.; two grandchildren, Wynona Padgett and Tim (and Penny) Lay; and one great-grandchild, John Douglas Lay; a special friend, Arthur; and a host of other relatives and friends. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon B. Singleton; four brothers, Louis, LeRoy, Oran and Ethridge Foley; and three sisters, Dessa Duff, Viola Padgett and Esther Roberts. Visitation will be Monday, February You'll fall in love with Siemens Pure Carat™ Hearing Instruments "Difficult times are occasions for trust, and we've been building that for 105 years." y - Alan Stringer Tiny Siemens Pure Carat h Small, discreet and powerful for all types of hearing loss Trust is something that is built. 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