Commonwealth Journal


April 24, 2013

Hattie VanHoosier

Hattie Ilene VanHoosier, age 92, of Nancy, Ky., departed this life on April 23, 2013, at her residence. 
Hattie was born on January 19, 1921 in Weldon, Ill., to the late Arnold and Claire Daulton Marcum. She worked for Keebler Bakery in Cincinnati, Ohio, for 38 years. She attended Bethlehem Baptist Church in Nancy, Ky. She loved her dog, Holly.
She is survived by a son, Grady Phillip Cook Jr. of Nancy, Ky.; a daughter, Joyce Dean Jung of Fairfield, Ohio; three brothers, Wayne Marcum of Nancy, Ky., Milford Marcum of Nancy, Ky., Lowell Marcum of Somerset, Ky.; four sisters, Sophie Bloomfield of Faubush, KY, Wanda Epperson of Nancy, Ky., Ann New of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Beulah Roberts of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren, Scott Cook, Pat Cook, Rhonda Ray, Dale Perkins, Tammy Trantham, Kim Lunsford; six great-grandchildren, Hannah, Brian, Matt, Amanda, Kourtney, Kyler and a very special friend, Sue Troxtel.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar "Dick" VanHoosier; a brother, Clifford Marcum; two sisters, Adel Bolton and Doris Osbourne; and a great grandson, Adam Trantham.
Visitation will be today at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
Her funeral service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Harris officiating. 
Burial with be in the Mill Springs National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Epperson, Mike Epperson, Bryan Stanton, Dale Perkins, Pat Cook and Scott Cook.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Hattie Ilene VanHoosier.
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    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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