Commonwealth Journal


December 26, 2012

Mary Coons-Wells


Mary Phyllis Coons-Wells, 61, of Winchester, Ky., passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at her home.  She was born in Eminence, Ky. on Oct. 31, 1951, daughter of the late Jack Coons Sr. and Sue Aldridge-Kindred. She was a housewife and stay-at-home mom. She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church for many years in Nancy, Ky.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Robert (Bob) H. Wells, whom she married on July 11, 1998; her mother, Sue Aldridge Kindred of Eminence, Ky.; two daughters, Cynthia Bowling Douglas of Ferguson, Ky. and Oreida Bowling-Whiles (and Tim) Whiles of Ferguson, Ky.; five grandchildren, Amber (and Keegan) Bray of Somerset, Ky., Jessica (and Ben) Meeks of Science Hill, Ky., Seath Whiles of Ferguson, Ky., Zachary Whiles of Ferguson, Ky. and Laura Douglas of Ferguson, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Elijah and Gracelyn Meeks of Science Hill, Ky. and Kinley Bray of Somerset, Ky.; two brothers, Jack Jr. “Jake” (and Shirley) Coons of Eminence, Ky. and George (and Sue) Coons of LaGrange, Ky.; one sister, Glenna (and Robert) Chisholm of Columbia, Mo., along with many nieces and nephews; one step-daughter, Stacy Wells of Richmond, Ky.; and four step-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Coons, Sr.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. for family and 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for friends on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Sholar Funeral Home of Pleasureville, Key.  
The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the funeral home with Rev. Nick Coleman officiating.  
Burial will be in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Somerset, Ky.  
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of local 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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