Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

April 18, 2013

Gerald Bradley

Gerald “Jerry” Bradley, age 71 of the Rush Branch community, passed away April 13, 2013 at his residence.  
He was born on April 9, 1942 to the late Walter and May Anderson Bradley. He was the middle child of three boys.
Gerald “Jerry” lived and worked in New York City. He retired from Plumbers Local Union #1 after 38 years of service where he held a position on the financial board and he was a delegate on the National General Convention.
He was a loving and devoted husband to Cheryl Thompson Bradley whom he leaves to mourn his passing. He was a father to Sandra Brown (Richard) of Calif., Andrea Goins, (Kim), and Nicole Jones (Kevin); grandfather to Candace Rhodes (Wiley), Sherena Goins, Niacora Brown, Tiara Barnes, and Tyler Goins; brother to Raymond Bradley (Alice); and he had a host of nieces and nephews. 
His  oldest brother, Arthur Anderson preceded him in death.
Family will receive friends Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  
 

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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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