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James W. "Rooster" Claunch
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Birth: May 27, 1918
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 17, 2008
Kentucky, USA

United States Navy,
World War II,

James W. "Rooster" Claunch, 89 years of age, of Somerset, Kentucky, departed this life on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at his residence.

James was born in Somerset, Kentucky on May 27th, 1918, son of the late James Thomas and Lilly Sewell Claunch. He was a retired salesman for Eden Appliance and member of the First United Methodist Church. He loved his family, playing golf, and doing yard work. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.

James was survived by one son, Tommy (and Elaine) Claunch of Burnside, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Robbie Claunch, Mimi Joyce Loan, Jerry Lynn Starkey, Frankie Dyer, and Carl Dyer; three great grandchildren, Wesley Haycraft, Haley Purdue, and Evan Purdue; and a host of other family and friends who mourn his passing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred May Hargis Claunch; one daughter, Patricia May Dyer; his parents, James Thomas Claunch and Lilly Claunch; and one sister, Beatrice Claunch.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Sears Nichols officiating.

Burial followed in the Eden Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post No#38 Honor Guard.


1 Thessalonians 4. 16-18
(King James Version)

16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 
Note: Obituary information courtesy of funeral home.
Eden Cemetery
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: May 26, 2008
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James W. Rooster Claunch
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