Commonwealth Journal


October 24, 2013

Obituaries for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Somerset — Nellie Bogle-Gaines

Mrs. Nellie F. Bogle-Gaines of Louisville, KY, formally of Somerset, Ky., passed away suddenly on October 20, 2013 in Louisville, Ky.

She was born on December 11, 1929 to Joseph A. and Addie Gunn Bogle.

Mom attended Dunbar Elementary School and Dunbar High School before pursuing a lifelong commitment in the medical field, first as a maid at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., and then as an X-ray tech at St. Joseph’s before relocating to Somerset to work at the old Somerset City Hospital, currently known as the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She devoted over 30 years to her profession before retiring in 1993 due to illness.

Mom accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the First Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. W.B. Woods.

Nellie met and married William E. Gaines, Sr. on December 24th, 1963.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Addie Bogle; husband William E. Gaines, Sr.; and siblings Deolia M, Joseph A., Orangealena, June, Mary Elizabeth, and John E.

She leaves to cherish the memories of her life a sister, Mrs. Clementine Munday; children Stanley K. Bogle, Susan D. Bogle, Raymond A. Gaines, and William E. Gaines, Jr.; four grandchildren, Nycole Barnes (and Stevie), Kimberlee Reid (and Russell), Tamara Bogle, and Alexzander Bogle; six great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and special friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Pulaski Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the Stanford-Pike Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Pulaski Funeral Home from 3-9 p.m. today.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements.

Elsie Foley

Elsie Foley, age 85, of Somerset, KY, departed this life on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are pending at this time.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Elsie 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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