Commonwealth Journal


November 11, 2013

Obituaries for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Somerset — Irene Dagley

Irene Marie Dagley, age 83 of Somerset, Ky. passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at the Golden Years Nursing Home in Wayne County, Ky.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1930 in the Ringgold community to the late George Thomas and Sylvia McLin Stringer.

She was former Co-Owner and Operator of Dagley Market in Somerset, Ky. and she enjoyed flowers and yard work.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Delbert Dagley, to whom she was married to for over 56 years; a brother, Goldie Stringer; and three sisters, Jenniav Girdler,  Ann Thompson and her husband Wendell, and Faye Lester and her husband Henry.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Susie Kaye Stringer of Somerset, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 after 11 a.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Keith McKim officiating.

Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Ringgold Cemetery Fund.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Keith Haggard

Keith Haggard, 46, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Howard Johnson

Howard Martin Johnson, age 78 of Bronston, Ky. passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 22, 1935 in Quinton, Ky. to the late Charles Martin and Anna Hardwick Johnson.

He was a retired pipe fitter, a US Army Veteran, a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church #2 in Bronston, Ky., and he served as an adult Sunday School teacher. He enjoyed fishing, reading the Bible, and he loved his family dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Nevada Flynn.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce Herzog Johnson, whom he married on Jan. 9, 1965 in Amhurst, Ohio; two sons, Don Johnson of Loraine, Ohio and Douglas Martin (Debbie) Johnson of Somerset, Ky.; and one daughter, Rhonda Barker of Loraine, Ohio.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Rachel Yates, Ryan Yates, Randy Foster, Brittney Goff, Kimberly Goff, Jason Johnson and Jeffery Johnson.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 after 5 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Bert Herzog officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mill Springs National Cemetery with full Military Honors provided by the American Legion Honor Post #38.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Howard Johnson Memorial Fund.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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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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