Commonwealth Journal


December 26, 2012

Donald Merriman


Donald Neal Merriman, 83, of Lancaster Street in Stanford, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at the Christian Care Center in Lancaster. 
Born Tuesday, July 2, 1929 in Bluefield, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harve Thomas Merriman,
Sr. and Mabel Neal Merriman. Donald retired after 35 years of work at Rainbo Baking Company. In his spare time, he loved woodworking, golfing, and was an avid UK fan.
Donald leaves behind his children, Jenny Wooten (Byron) of Somerset, Tommy Merriman (Pam) of Columbus, Ohio, and Jamie Thompson (Mark Suter) of Stanford; one brother, Glenn Merriman (Mary Ann) of Lexington; one sister, Ann Land (Jim) of Lexington; six grandchildren, Kristi Fraley (Shannon), Ashley Bussell (Greg McGuire), Jason Merriman (Jessica), Brandon Merriman (Krista), Kacy Thompson (Crystal), and Kandis Thompson Bryant (Justin Murray); 10 great-grandchildren, Colton, Carson, and Camdon Fraley, Rylie Bradley, and Jordyn McGuire, Isaiah and Makena Merriman, Kennedy Merriman, and Summer Bryant; and several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Nelson Merriman, Harve
T. Merriman, Jr., and Ervin Thomas Merriman; and one sister, Rachel Jacobs. 
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Rhodus officiating the service. 
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Lexington Cemetery, 833 West Main Street, Lexington, Ky., 40508. 
Kacy Thompson, Shannon Fraley, Jason, Brandon, and Mark Merriman, and Michael Plowman will serve as active pallbearers. 
Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, is in charge of arrangements. 

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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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