Commonwealth Journal


October 31, 2013

Obituaries for October 31, 2013

Brenda Neeley
Brenda Sue Neeley, born Dec. 13, 1948, passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Tuesday,
Oct. 29, 2013. 
Awaiting her arrival were her parents, Curtis Bryant and Thelma Epperson Neeley; grandparents, Arthur Lee and Mildred Murphy Epperson, Lafayette and Sally Bryant Neeley; uncles, Claude Neeley and Arthur Neeley; and aunts, Stella Harrison, Lois Leese and Pearl Neeley. 
She was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. She loved riding her motorcycle, reading and traveling. 
She is survived by her two dear children, Bryon John (Kara Haynes) Vaught and Gina Denise (Will Baker) Vaught; five precious grandchildren, Spencer Kate, Ella Kincaid, Ezra Harrison, Nolan Walker Vaught and Addison Shae Morgan. 
She is also survived by a very special white furry buddy, a Pom named Lilly. 
She is also survived by her wonderful sisters and brother-in-law, June (Leonard) Branscum and Alice (H.G.) Bales; sweet nieces and nephews, Neal (Rebekah) Branscum, Julie (Michael) Peterson, Jace Bales and Zach (Melissa Muse) Bales; and four great-nieces and great-nephews, Madeline Bryant and Claire Beth Peterson, and Ryder Walters and Kathleen Elizabeth Branscum. 
Also surviving her are special uncles and aunts, Odessa Neeley, Wanda (Cecil) Burton, Roberta (Joe) Isaacs and Oscar (Marsha) Epperson; many special cousins; and many wonderful friends including motorcycle buddies, Jerry and Teresa Hall and Danny and Janet Whitaker. 
Expressions of sympathy should go to the Oak Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 2135 Oak Hill Road, Somerset, Ky., 42503.
Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 after 3 p.m. at the Oak Hill Baptist Church. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Oak Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Gary Phelps and Dr. Harold Brown officiating. 
Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Delma Simpson
Mr. Delma Lonas Simpson of Stab, Ky. passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at his residence having reached the age of 96 years 10 months and 7 days. 

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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.
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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.
    Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas.

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