Commonwealth Journal


August 11, 2012

Larry Dyer


Larry Richard Dyer, 59, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Thursday, August 9, at his mother's home in Eubank, Ky. 
He was the husband of Daurena Simpson Dyer whom he married on September 26, 1986. 
 Larry was born in Lockland, Ohio on November 11, 1952.  He was the son of Lavone Mae Cash Dyer Whitis and the late Melvin Richard Dyer.  Larry most recently worked as an inmate supervisor and a deputy sheriff at the St. Johns County Police Dept. in St. Augustine Florida. He began his law enforcement career as a Deputy at the Somerset Police Department, then at Hialeah, Bunnell  PD in Fla.  He was the CEO and Owner of AAACT Investigations, Inc. from 1998 until death.  He had worked as a paramedic, a real estate broker,  a former employee of the Commonwealth  Journal in Somerset. Larry was a graduate of the St. Johns Community College and was a member of the Church of Christ. 
Larry is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Daurena Dyer; his dear mother, Lavone (and Bill) Whitis of Eubank, Ky.; sister, Rhonda  (and Don) Bloomer.  Surviving children are daughter Nysha-Lynn Peifer Livingston; sons: William Dana Peifer, Eric Peifer, and Jonathan Daniels.
He is also survived by 9 Grandchildren: Shyla Peifer, Kacy Peifer, Thomas Livingston, Emyli  Livingston,  Zachary Daniels, Wendy Daniels, Skyler Daniels, Alexander Daniels, and Ava Jeanne Daniels.
 In addition to his father, Larry was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Allen Dyer.
Funeral Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel in Crab Orchard, Ky., with Bro. Marvin Cromer officiating.
Place of Burial: Fairview Church of Christ Cemetery in Willailla, Kent-ucky.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. today, followed by the funeral approximately 11:30 at McKnight Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Charity of your choice.  Think of the public services, Police associations, Hospices, Firemen, Emergency Services are all in need of donations

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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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