Commonwealth Journal


November 23, 2013

Obituaries for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

Somerset — Harold Bray

Harold Gregory Bray, age 83, of Somerset, Ky. departed this life on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Harold was born on Dec. 11, 1929, in Tateville, Ky. to the late Lum and Cholston Haynes Bray. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. He married Mary Margaret Flynn on April 2, 1959, in Jellico, Tenn. They have enjoyed 54 years of marriage together. He was of the Baptist faith and attended the New Enterprise Baptist Church. Harold loved to hunt, go fishing and do gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son, Steven (and Melinda) Bray, of Somerset, Ky.; a daughter, Mary Ann (and Robert) Everhart, of Nicholasville, Ky.; two brothers, Columbus “Bud” Bray, of Burnside, Ky. and Gene Bray, of Somerset, Ky.; and one granddaughter, Jordyn Bray.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Hayden Bray; and three sisters, Margaret Dearmon, Anna Jordan and Flora Lee Gibson.

Visitation for Mr. Bray will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Dudley Bryant and Bro. Steve Bray officiating.

Interment will be in the Quinton Cemetery, Bronston, Ky.  

Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.

Members of Harold's family will serve as pallbearers.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Gideons International for Gideon Bible placements.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Harold Gregory Bray.

Mary Foley

Mary Louise Ferrell Foley, the daughter of Billy K. Ferrell and Margie Decker Montgomery, was born on Dec. 7, 1972 and she departed this life on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 in Somerset, Ky. having attained the age of 40 years.

Survivors include her father, Billy Ferrell and his significant other Georgia Carrender; her mother, Margie Montgomery and her significant other, Riley Passmore; two sisters, Elizabeth Bennett and Beverly Dalton; one brother, Roger Ferrell; and seven nephews and nieces, Destiny Sue Ferrell, Shawn Dawson Irvine, Misty Galloway, Christopher Davis, Trinity Georgetta Dalton, Stryder Dean Dalton and Xander Dalton.

Mary enjoyed working on computers and she enjoyed Facebook. She was a kind person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her and she leaves a host of relatives and friends who mourn her passing.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Alexander Chapel Cemetery.

The family of Mary Foley will receive friends at Pulaski Funeral Home from 12 p.m. Monday until time for services.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mary Louise Ferrell Foley.

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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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