Commonwealth Journal


November 19, 2013

Obituaries for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Somerset — Shellie Lequire, Jr.

Shellie Eugene Lequire, Jr., age 83, of Nancy, Ky., departed this life on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Shellie Eugene Lequire, Jr.

Kathleen Miller

Kathleen Jeanette Strunk Miller, 78, of Ferguson, Ky., entered through Heaven's Gates on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

She was born on Aug. 14, 1935, the daughter of Leo and Mable Strunk. She grew up in Junction City, Ky. and loved her childhood there. She attended Pulaski County High School and graduated with the Class of 1954. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and had an unwavering faith in God. She was an amazing homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading and singing. In the last few years, she walked at Rocky Hollow and was part of the YMCA water aerobics classes. She was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church where she had great enjoyment from the Seniors Program and the fellowship.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was widowed in 1970 by her first husband, Harold C. Miller, and was married for 22 years to her husband Calvin “Buddy” Miller until his death in 2000.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Louise Strunk, Anna Marie Strunk and Joy Strunk Mayfield.

She is survived by one daughter, Paula Jean (and Rex) Barker, of Richmond, Ky.; one son, Douglas Ray (and Shawnda) Miller, of Frankfort, Ky.; two stepsons, Calvin “Tiger” (and Susan) Miller and Ronnie Miller, both of Somerset, Ky.; four grandchildren, Thomas Rex Barker, Jenna Kathleen (and Russell) Sells, Aaron Douglas Miller and Micah Calvin Miller; and two great-grandchildren, Kaylee Jean Sells and Ashlynn Isabella Sells.  

She is also survived by one brother, Roger (and Diana) Strunk, of Eubank, Ky.; one sister, Vicki (and Tony) Ashley, of Somerset, Ky.; and a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with the funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. Bro. Mike Stacey of Buena Vista Baptist Church will officiate the service.

Interment will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.  

Pallbearers will be Thomas Barker, Aaron Miller, Micah Miller, Michael Mayfield, Bobby Mayfield and Alan Mayfield.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to The Seniors Program of Buena Vista Baptist Church, 324 Clifty St., Somerset, Ky., 42501 or the National Gene Test Fund for Ovarian Cancer, 2049 Bahama Road, Lexington, Ky., 40509.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Kathleen Jeanette Strunk Miller.

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    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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