Commonwealth Journal


January 25, 2014

Obituaries for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Somerset — Mildred Blevins

Mildred Blevins, 89, of Science Hill, Kentucky passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Jean Waddle Care Center.

A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, with visitation after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time for services.

Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Visitation for Ms. Mildred Blevins will be after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2014 at the chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

 Myron “Mickey” Malcom

Mrs. Myron “Mickey” Malcolm, 86, of Somerset, KY, peacefully departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at Somerset Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Mickey was born in Detroit, MI, to the late Jesse and Mable Graham Wilson on July 5, 1927. Growing up in Detroit, Mickey sang in the choir and was active in the youth group at Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church.

It was at a church function where she met Allen Edward “Ed” Malcolm, whom she married on November 2, 1945. After 48 wonderful years together, Ed preceded her in death on July 20, 1994.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Edsel Wilson.

She is survived by one son, Steve Malcolm (and Lisa) of Alpine, Ariz.; three daughters, Karen Hatala (and Howard) of Maryville, Tenn., Kathy Hall (and Ramsay) of Atlanta, Ga., and Kime Harris (and Jeff) of Somerset; one granddaughter, Jillian Hall of Atlanta; six grandsons, Greg Malcolm of Louisville, Ky., Rob Hatala (and Debbie) of Dayton, Ohio, Chad Hatala and Abigail Buczynski of Knoxville, Tenn., Tanner Harris of Somerset, Keegan Harris of Somerset, and Camden Harris of Somerset; and two great grandchildren.

She is also survived by Dinah Dick, who as Mickey’s caregiver for several years became a part of the family.

Mickey became a Christian at a young age and lived her entire life in service to God. After she and Ed moved to Somerset in 1975, she became a devoted member of Beacon Hill Baptist Church, where for more than 30 years she taught Sunday School for a group of special ladies she called her “angels.”

More than anything, Mickey enjoyed spending time with her “grandbabies.” She also loved traveling, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and the color peach. She had an easy laugh, enjoyed lots of pepper on her cole slaw, and had the special talent of being able to reduce even the most complex situation into a simple adage or cliché. Of death, she might say, “We’ve all gotta go sometime.”

Mickey was a generous and caring wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, and friend, and she will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her.

Visitation for Mickey Malcolm will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Beacon Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral services will follow with Rev. Marvin Reynolds officiating.

Interment will take place at Lakeside Memorial Garden immediately after the services.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Beacon Hill Baptist Church’s Student Center.

The family would also like to take this opportunity to express their heartfelt thanks for the compassionate care she received in the last months of her life, first at home from Mrs. Dick and Karen Lamb, and later from the excellent staffs of both Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation and Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Mickey Malcolm.

 Sandra Mills

Sandra S. Mills, 67, of Eubank, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

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

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Velma Muse

Velma Tarter Muse, 100, of Nancy, Ky., departed this life on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Velma was born on December 2, 1913 in the Delmer Community, to the late John and Gertrude Gadberry Tarter.  She was married to Arthur Muse, who preceded her in death in September of 1975.  They have two sons from their union. Velma was a faithful member of the Nazarene Church, and attended as long as her health permitted.  She enjoyed gardening and working with her flowers. Velma loved collecting antiques, attending antique auctions and refinishing furniture.

She is survived by her sons, Roy (and Annette) Muse, of Somerset, Ky., and Russell C. (and Barbara) of Fresno, Calif.; her brother, Estel Tarter, of Ill.; two sisters, Sylvia Dalton and Alma Jean Munsey, both of Somerset; five grandchildren, Debra Woodings, of Lebanon, Ind., Michelle Klinker, of Sacramento, Calif., Kim Muse, of Fresno, Calif., Eric Muse, of Chicago, Ill., and Renee Larson, of Fresno, Calif.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and her husband, Velma is preceded in death by four brothers, Brent Tarter, Willard Tarter, Glenn Tarter and Ezra Tarter; and her sister, Oma Dalton.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m.

The funeral service will be held following the visitation on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Clyde Strunk officiating the service.

Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.


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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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