Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

July 1, 2013

Clyde Bailiff

Clyde B. Bailiff, Sr., 77, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, Ky. 
Mr. Bailiff was born on November 8, 1935 in Greensboro, N. C. to the late Howard V. and Cleo Daniel Bailiff.  He graduated from Greensboro Senior High and the University of Tennessee. 
Mr. Bailiff was a retired superintendent of Norfolk Southern Railroad.  He loved hunting and fishing, but his passion was the game of golf. He also was a Kentucky Colonel. 
He leaves his wife, Jeanette H. Bailiff; two sons, C. B. and Bret; brothers, James (and Olive) Bailiff of Greensboro, N.C. and Wayne Bailiff of Hartswell, GA; niece and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Betty G. Hinson, Greensboro, N.C. 
Visitation for Mr. Bailiff will be today at 6 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Ky. 80, Somerset.
His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Brother Brian Thomas conducting the service.  
Interment will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset, Ky. 
Memorials may be made to the Campground Baptist Church Building Fund, 3500 N. Hwy. 1247, Somerset, Ky., 42503 and/or Hospice of Lake Cumberland,
100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky., 42503. 
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Clyde B. Bailiff, Sr.  
You are welcome to view obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.
 

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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.
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