Commonwealth Journal


April 17, 2013

Robert Crawford

Robert "Bob" Crawford, 79, of Arabia, passed away Jan. 30, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. 
While saddened by their loss, the friends and family he left behind are comforted to know he is at peace with his Savior in paradise.
Bob was born March 23, 1933, on the family farm in Science Hill, Ky., to Leighton R. And Stella Vaught Crawford. 
In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by two brothers, Lindsay and Carroll Crawford; three sisters, Lucille Crawford, Zella Sears and Doris Ungetheim; and his daughter-in-law, Alice Crawford.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1984. 
Additionally, he is survived by five sons, Steve, Ralph (Althea), Greg (Kim), Mark (Chrystal) and Dean (Alicia); a stepson, Lee (Tonia); a stepdaughter, Frankie (David); eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Lindy Sears; sister-in-law, Charlotte Crawford; and four nieces and three nephews who were very special.
A graduate of both the University of Kentucky and The Ohio State University with a master's degree in animal science, Bob served Lawrence County farmers as the County Extension Agent for more than 30 years. He also served his country in the United States Air Force as a helicopter pilot. Bob was a member of McDaniels Crossroads Pentecostal in Gallipolis and also the Waterloo Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at the McDaniels Crossroads Church with Brother David Henson and Terry Jones officiating.
Burial was in Bradshaw Cemetery. 
Military graveside rites will be by the VFW Post 8850. 
Pallbearers were his sons, Honorary pallbearers were Cody and Garrett Crawford, Charlie Shepherd, Adams Myers and Anthony Vallance.
The family requests donations be made to the Ashland Hospice Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, Ky., 41101.This obituary is courtesy of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

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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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