Commonwealth Journal


January 18, 2014

Obituaries for Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

Somerset — David Burton

David E. Burton, age 58 of Nancy, Ky. departed this life on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.   

Visitation for Mr. Burton will be on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.  

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Nancy, Ky.  

A complete obituary will be published in Tuesday, Jan. 21 edition.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for David E. Burton.

Richard Creekmore

Richard A. “Rick” Creekmore, 67, of Somerset, Ky., husband of Linda Jo (Ashley) Creekmore, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born on June 21, 1946, son of the late Herstle and Juanita Crabtree Creekmore.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Melissa (Creekmore) Newton, and grand dog, Oscar; a son, Stephen Snell; three beloved grandchildren, Austin, Nicholas and Sydney; a brother, Kenneth (and Glenda) Creekmore; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Pat Goggins.

Richard was a man of many talents with a great love of music.

The family requests any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.  

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services.

Raise a glass of Glenlivet in his memory and fondly remember one of Richard's favorite sayings, “No crybabies.”

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Betty Godbey

Mrs. Betty E. Godbey, age 81, of Somerset, Ky., daughter of the late Mitchel and Beatrice (Wesley) Butt was born in Somerset, Ky. on Nov. 17, 1932 and she departed this life on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center.

She was united in marriage to Mr. Estill “Satch” Godbey Jr., and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Michelle S. Godbey of Somerset, Ky.; one brother, Rondal (Phyllis) Butt of Tenn.; one sister, Hollis Gleason of Somerset, Ky.; and three nieces, Debra (Darrell) Lyons of Somerset, Ky., Rhonda (Eddie) Baker of Tenn. and Melanie (Jim) Massa, also of Tenn.

Betty was a bookkeeper for Somerset Automotive and a member of Duke Memorial Baptist Church. She loved collecting antiques, refinishing furniture and painting. Betty was a wonderful wife, mother, and aunt, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. David Morris officiating.  

Burial followed in the Science Hill Cemetery.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge all arrangements for Mrs. Betty E. Godbey.

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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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