Commonwealth Journal


January 27, 2011

Nancy Massey

Somerset — Nancy Ann Massey, 76, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Jan. 26, 2011, at her residence.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1934, in Somerset, Ky., to the late Otho and Nell Sumpter Fulcher. Mrs. Massey was a housewife, and she enjoyed quilting, silver sneakers at the YMCA, and her church family and friends. Along with being a great cook and a member of the Harmony Fellowship Baptist Church, she especially loved her family.

Mrs. Massey is survived by her husband, Raymond “Nick” Massey, whom she married on August 29, 1953 in Somerset, Ky. From this unity they were given a son, Raymond “Nicky” Massey (and wife, Sandy) of Somerset, Ky.; three daughters, Debra Webb (and husband, Mikel “Cobb”) of Somerset, Bobbi Jo Wilson (and husband, John) of Somerset, and Barbara Hansford (and husband, Todd) of Somerset; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers, Glen Dawes of Somerset, and Jimmy Fulcher (and wife, Margaret) of Nancy, Ky.; five sisters, Lucille Cundiff of Somerset, Peggy Reesor (and husband, Tommy) of Nicholasville, Ky.; Rosemary Reeves (and husband, Tom) of Irvine, Ky., Honey Harris (and husband, Hollis) of Somerset, Ky., and Lorraine Martin (and husband, Lee) of Somerset.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Mounce.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Ky. 80, Somerset, Ky., 42503.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Adam Owens, Bro. Earl Owens, and Bro. Jeff Whitis officiating.

Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens, Somerset.

The family request the expressions of sympathy be made to the Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky., 42503.  


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