Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

February 13, 2014

Obituaries for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Somerset — Annetta Bodie

Annetta “Ann” Bodie, age 75, of Somerset, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at Somerset Nursing and Rehab.

She was born in Somerset on March 14, 1938 to the late Delbert Wyatt and Arizona Whitson Wyatt. Ann was married to the late Kenneth Bodie on Feb. 16, 1959. Ann was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church since 1954.

Ann is survived by a daughter-in-law, Amanda Taylor of Somerset; a brother-in-law, David Bodie of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers Varna and Lawrence Wyatt of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters Leatha Mize and Kathy Hargis, both of Somerset; grandchildren Kirsten Bodie, Alissa Bodie and Blake Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

Ann was also preceded in death by a son, Whitson Bodie; brother, Lee Wyatt; and sisters Reba Ulrey, Louella Mize and Geraldine Wyatt.

Visitation for Annetta “Ann” Bodie will be Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking and Crematory.

A graveside service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the Somerset Cemetery with Dr. Greg Ryan officiating.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Somerset Nursing and Rehab, 106 Gover St., Somerset, Ky., 42501.

Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory is in charge of all arrangements.

You may sign the online guest register book and leave condolences for the family at www.somersetundertaking.com.

Mike Donaldson

James “Big Mike” Donaldson, 56, of Nineveh, Ind., passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.  

He was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sept. 19, 1957.

He is survived by his wife, Donna K. Hibbard Donaldson.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Hoosier Harvest Church in Martinsville, Ind.  

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Mize Cemetery in Rockcastle County, Ky.

Burial will be in Mize Cemetery.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com.

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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.
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    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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