Commonwealth Journal


January 22, 2014

Obituaries for Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ledford Brock
Ledford Brock, age 86, of Pleasant Point School Road in Waynesburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Stanford. 
Honoring Ledford’s wishes, cremation rites have been honored. 
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 in Moreland. For directions, please contact Jessica Plummer at (606) 510-7692.
Following the memorial service, Ledford will be taken back to Norwalk, Ohio to be laid to rest by his wife, Nancy Lou. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the family to help offset burial expenses in Ohio. 
Please make contributions to LouAnn Burchfield (daughter), 286 East Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio 44857. 
Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Ledford’s arrange-ments. 
Charles Hamlin, Jr.
Charles Hamlin, Jr., age 86, of the Shopville Community, Ky., departed this life on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Charles was born on Sept. 8, 1927, in Middlesboro, Ky. to the late Charles and Myrtle Hamlin. He was a World War II veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Navy. Charles was a millwright for General Motors in Michigan. He married Dora Edna Combs in 1945, they have two sons from their union.
Charles is survived by his two sons, Chris (and Dorothy) Hamlin and Norman Hamlin, both of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Brad (and Paula) Hamlin, of Albion, Mich., Jeremy Hamlin, of Dayton, Ohio, Melissa Hamlin, of Dayton, Ohio, and Chris Hamlin, of Englewood, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Bradley Hamlin, Jr, of Parma, Mich. and Brandin Hamlin, of Hanover, Mich.; three great-great grandchildren, T.J. Voiles, of Dayton, Ohio, Ariana Hamlin, of Englewood, Ohio and Joe Hamlin, also of Englewood, Ohio; and friends Sam and Dorothy Inabnitt, Doug and Rosetta Dykes, and Don and Sherry Hall.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dora; his brothers, James Hamlin and Raymond Hamlin; and his sisters, Patty Hamlin Sizemore and Bonnie Jean Hamlin Riggs.

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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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