Commonwealth Journal


May 1, 2014

Obituaries for Friday, May 2, 2014


Upon arriving to Somerset, she joined Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church where she served faithfully until her health declined. Her work in the church included secretary and treasurer for Sunday school. Her most passionate role in the church was overseeing the Usher Board.
Laura was a feisty, fun loving, and kind hearted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend that was cherished immensely by her family and all that knew her. As the Matriarch of the Alexander family, Laura was a God-fearing woman with a praying heart.
Laura was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry Alexander, Jr., John (J.W.) Alexander, Howard D. Alexander, Thomas Lee Alexander, and Joe Alexander (Becky).
Cherished memories of Laura will forever be in the hearts of her sons, Stanley J. Grider, Sr. (Sonya), Fredrick Kyle Grider; her four grandchildren, Chanel Ann Grider, Simone Elise Floyd, Stanley "Jay" Grider, Jr., and Saige Elise Grider; a devoted great-nephew Montrell Alexander, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Davis Chapel, A.M.E. Church on Main Street in Somerset. Laura's funeral service will be held on Saturday morning, 11 a.m. at Davis Chapel, A.M.E. Church with  Reverend Everhart Walker officiating and Reverend Harry Francis giving opening prayer.  
Interment will be in the  Waterview Cemetery in Burkesville, Ky. 
Pallbearers will be Laura's nephews, Howard Alexander, Jr., Dennis Alexander, James Harry Alexander, Ricky Grider, Bill Garrett and Jimmy "Bo" Goggins. Dunbar Alumni will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Laura Victoria Alexander Grider.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:
Brandon Sims
Brandon Wayne "Kool-Aid" Sims, 31, of Waynesburg, passed away  Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 

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