Recent Obituaries | Southern Oaks (2024)

Glenda A. Dunagan Price

Jun 18, 2024 | 2 Comments

Glenda A. Dunagan Price, age 82, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life on Monday, June 17, 2024 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland. Glenda was born on March 4, 1942 to the late Harold Gene Roberts and Erma Lou Bastin Roberts in Dayton, Ohio. She was a member of...

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Troy Delano McGahan

Jun 18, 2024 | 6 Comments

Troy Delano McGahan, a beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, and a dedicated Minister of the Word of God, journeyed from this life on June 16, 2024 as he was surrounded by his family, to open his eyes in heaven after winning his courageous battle against cancer. Born...

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Marilyn “Merk-Merk” Ray Ballou

Jun 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Marilyn “Merk-Merk” Ray Ballou, age 45, of Somerset, Kentucky, was carried by angels into her eternal life, to meet Jesus. Marilyn was born on July 28, 1978 to the late Harold Ballou and Betty Lay Calhoun Ballou in Lexington, Kentucky. She was of the Baptist faith....

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Nancy Lee Arnold

Jun 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

Nancy Lee Arnold, age 88, passed away on June 11, 2024. She was born on May 28, 1936 in Dennison, Ohio to the late Clyde E. and Ruby B. Arnold. Nancy graduated from Dennison High School as valedictorian. Then graduated from Asbury College and Asbury Seminary in...

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Johnny “Red” Phelps

Jun 8, 2024 | 1 Comment

Johnny “Red” Phelps age 63, of Bronston, Kentucky passed from this life on Friday June 7, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Johnny was born on April 26, 1961 in Somerset, Kentucky to the late Richard and Ruby Phelps. He was a member of the Huffaker Church of...

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Janice “Carol” Woehrle

Jun 7, 2024 | 1 Comment

Janice “Carol” Woehrle, age 61, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Carol was born on November 26, 1962 to Clyde Robert Marcum and Betty Lou Jenkins in Somerset, Kentucky. She was very proud to...

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Charles “Charlie” E. Davis

Jun 5, 2024 | 3 Comments

Charles “Charlie” E. Davis, age 83, of Burnside, Kentucky passed from this life on Friday, May 31, 2024 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland. Charlie was born on February 14, 1941 to the late Lester Davis and Mattie Hay Davis in Keno, Kentucky. He was of the Baptist faith...

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Danny R. Whitaker

Jun 4, 2024 | 8 Comments

Danny R. Whitaker, age 74, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Danny was born on December 13, 1949 to the late “Pete” Thurman Lee Whitaker and Velma Carrie Whitaker in Rockcastle County, Kentucky....

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Merle Ashley

Jun 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

Merle Ashley, age 79 of Bronston, Kentucky passed from this life on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Stanford Care and Rehab. Merle was born on June 11, 1944 to the late Virgil Ashley and Sarah Shelton Ashley in Eubank, Kentucky. He enjoyed flea markets, playing horseshoes...

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Michael Joseph Logan Jr.

Jun 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

Michael Joseph Logan Jr. age 34 from Shelbyville Kentucky, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024 at his home in Somerset Kentucky. He was born on October 13, 1989 in Shelby County, KY. He is survived by his 3 children MacKenzie, Michaeland Maddie Logan; father...

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Violet M. Levine

Jun 3, 2024 | 2 Comments

Violet M. Levine, age 74 of Somerset, KY passed away on Friday May 31, 2024 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Unit. Violet was born in Somerset KY on June 4, 1949 to the late Eldon and Stella Gosser Floyd. She loved her family and spending time with them. She loved to go...

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Murray Harper Corder

Jun 1, 2024 | 2 Comments

Murray Harper Corder, age 74, passed from this life on Friday, May 31, 2024, in his home in Burnside, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray Corder and Nellie Harper Corder from Harrisonburg, Virginia. Harper leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth Ann...

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Joyce Cook

Jun 1, 2024 | 1 Comment

Joyce Cook, age 54 of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the Jean Waddle Care Center. Joyce was born on May 6, 1970 to Harrison Wells and Margaret Cooper Wells in Dayton, Ohio. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She enjoyed fishing,...

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James Farris Burton

May 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

James Farris Burton age 79, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. James was born on January 26, 1945 to Samuel and Ada Burton in Somerset; James enjoyed watching Kentucky Basketball, gardening,...

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Charles D. Funderburg

May 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

Charles D. Funderburg, age 82 of Somerset, Kentucky passed away on Friday May 24, 2024 at his residence with his loving wife beside him. Charles was born June 29, 1941 in Troy, Ohio. He was retired from Hobart Corporation. They retired and moved to Somerset, Kentucky...

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Kevin Coleman Lewis

May 24, 2024 | 1 Comment

Kevin Coleman Lewis 6/24/1954 – 5/20/2024 Kevin Coleman Lewis, age 69, passed from this life on Monday, May 20, 2024, after a lengthy illness, which he valiantly fought. He is the son of Richard Quintin Lewis Sr. and Constance Coleman Lewis, who both preceded him in...

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Betty Tarter

May 22, 2024 | 2 Comments

Betty Tarter age 74, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at her home. Betty was born on April 14, 1950 to the late Woodrow Gaines and Marie Minton Gaines in Somerset, Kentucky. She was of the Nazarene faith. She was very family...

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How do I find obituaries in the US by name? ›

Internet Public Library – Finding Obituaries – An updated guide on searching for obituaries. – This site allows you to search for recently published obituaries, a small fee is required to view most results. Obituary Central – A database that searches for obituaries and performs cemetery searches.

Why can't I find my friends obituary? ›

There could be several reasons why you're having difficulty finding an obituary. The person you're looking for may not have had an obituary, the newspaper that published it could have gone out of business, or it could have never been saved or digitized.

What are the final words on an obituary? ›

Concluding Message

In the conclusion of the obituary, special requests may be made such as, “in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to…” or “Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at General Hospital for…” Some families make the final line a dedication honoring their loved one.

What is the largest obituary website? ›

The Web site hosts obituaries and memorials for more than 70 percent of all U.S. deaths. hosts obituaries for more than three-quarters of the 100 largest newspapers in the U.S., by circulation.

How do you find out if a person passed away? ›

  1. Start an Online Search. Arguably the best way to find out whether or not someone you know has passed is to begin an online search. ...
  2. Check Social Media. ...
  3. Use Word of Mouth. ...
  4. Read The Paper or Watch The Local News. ...
  5. Go To An Archive Facility. ...
  6. Review Government Records.

Is there an app for local obituaries? ›

MyObits: Obituary Listings on the App Store.

What is the most common last words before death? ›

Ms McFadden is often around death due to her job and revealed that the most common thing people say right before they die is 'I love you,' and that they often call out to their mom or dad, who have usually already passed away.

What should you not say in an obituary? ›

Common Mistakes to Avoid when Writing an Obituary
  • Avoid Making the Obituary About You. ...
  • Don't Focus Just on Death. ...
  • Listing People Who Were Appreciated. ...
  • Avoid Clichés. ...
  • Abbreviations. ...
  • Don't Over Describe the Funeral.

What is the best opening line for an obituary? ›

“It is with great sadness that the family of (deceased name) announce (his/her) passing….” “(Deceased name) will be sadly missed by ….” “Fondly remembered by….” “Forever remembered by….”

What to say when an old person dies? ›

What do you say when someone dies?
  • "I'm sorry for your loss. I'm here for you."
  • "My condolences on your loved one's passing. May their memory bring you comfort.“
  • “I extend my deepest sympathy to you. ...
  • "Thinking of you, sending love and support.“
  • "We're saddened by the news. ...
  • "Heartfelt condolences. ...
  • "You're not alone.
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What is the shortest obituary ever? ›

The late Douglas Legler, from Fargo, North Dakota, may have the funniest and most concise obituary ever. The whole obituary reads "Doug Died." And that's exactly the way he wanted it.

Is it common to read the obituary at a funeral? ›

An obituary is written to tell the story of your loved one. These will often be in the funeral program. There will even be a part of the funeral where the obituary will be silently read by everyone in attendance at the funeral. It is something you and your family should be patient with when you are writing it.

What is the difference between a death notice and an obituary? ›

Death notices are short and to the point—Name, date of death and where/when the services will be held. However, the obituaries highlight the deceased's community involvement, accomplishments, interests and survivor's names of the beloved.

How do I find an obituary in NY? ›

The Dignity Memorial® online obituary search tool gives you access to obituaries from thousands of locations across North America. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date.

How do I find an obituary for a specific person on Ancestry? ›

With a name and general publication date, you can start searching obituary records like the Obituary Index: 1800s to current on Ancestry now.

How do I find an obituary in Florida? ›

Begin by entering the name of the person, the word obituary, and “Florida” into your favorite search engine. If the deceased had a common name, you might need to add additional search terms, such as the name of a family member, the town where they lived, or the date of death.

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