Commonwealth Journal


December 23, 2013

Obituaries for Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Judy Hackworth
Judy Lynn Hackworth, age 62 of Ferguson, Ky. passed away at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. 
She was born in Hamilton, Ohio on Nov. 5, 1951 to the late Marie Ping. Judy was a homemaker, and she loved the outdoors and loved her granddaughters. She was of the Baptist faith. 
She was preceded in death by her mother; her husband, Howard Earl Hackworth; a son, Howard Lee Hackworth; and two brothers, Rick Ping and James Prather. 
She is survived by her son, Scott Thomas (Teresa) Hackworth; granddaughters, Makenna, Quaylynn and Alexis Hackworth of Shelbyville, Ind.; sisters, Mary, Theresa, Ann and Tammie; and brothers, Danny and Michael. 
Judy is also survived by special aunts, Betty, Freeda and Sue; special uncles, Henry and George; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, Anna Mae, SueAnn and Clara, who will sadly mourn her passing. 
Judy will be greatly missed by all. 
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 after 12 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Henry Prather officiating. Burial will be in the Grave Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Danny Ping, Pearl Campbell, Greg Howell, Dustin Turner, Dustin Gorman and
George Bullock. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Deroy Haynes
Mr. Deroy Haynes, son of the late Alvin Lee and Ruth Heath Haynes, was born Nov. 6, 1927 and he departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in Somerset, Ky. having attained the age of 86 years.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Violet Haynes and Bertha Haynes Johnson; and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives who mourn his passing.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Rev. Edwin Watkin and Porter Hughes; two brothers, Lester and Willie “Bill” Haynes; two sisters, Bertie Watkins and Nannie Margaret Hughes; and two half brothers, Gleason and Columbus Ramsey.

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  • Viola Nichols

    Viola Keith Nicholas was born Sept. 5, 1921 to the late William and Alice Jones Keith and she departed this life to her eternal home on April 7, 2014, having attained the age of 92 years.
    She was a devoted wife to the late Wesley Nicholas for 50 years. She was a faithful member at Grave Hill Baptist Church where she taught the Ladies Sunday School class for many years. She retired from the Pulaski County Board of Education. After retirement she served as a foster grandparent at Oakwood Training Facility for special needs children. She also volunteered at the Burnside Elementary preschool program, giving her time, talents and love to the 3 and 4 year old children whom she adored.
    Viola is survived by two daughters, Diana (and Austin) Alton, and Tana (and Tom) Chesney; one son, Rex Nicholas; and three brothers, Robert (and Barbara) Keith, Danny (and Ann) Keith, and David (and Ellen) Keith.  
    She was also blessed with many grandchildren and all were special to her.
    Other than her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Nicholas and Gale Nicholas; two grandsons, Ricky Alton and Michael Nicholas; a granddaughter, Karen Alton Cogdill; and the following siblings: Alicie Super, Emerine Neeley, Mattie Keith, Maggie Godsey, Bertha Duncan, Clara Helton, Otis Keith, Clora Hardwick, Vergie Keith, Grover Keith, Mertie Yeskie, Lowell Keith, Joyce Sellers, Bill Keith, and Jim Keith; and the following step-siblings: Murphy Owens, Geneva Hill, Louise Fritts, and Reva Jones.
    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Darry Hatfield and Bro. Doyle Worley officiating.
    Burial will follow in the Grave Hill Cemetery.
    The family of Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to The Grave Hill Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 85, Tateville, Ky. 42558, or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky. 42503.
    Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas.

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