Commonwealth Journal


August 11, 2012

Wesley Flynn


Wesley Eugene “Gene” Flynn passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012 having attained the age of 85 years.  
He was born on February 15, 1927 in Burnside, Ky., to Robert E. and Stella Colyer Flynn.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and was employed for a time with General Motors of Ohio.
He returned to Somerset and was employed with the Palm Beach Company from which he retired.  Gene was also a farmer and he loved farming and taking care of his cows.
He was united in marriage to Helen Dykes on April 26, 1953 and they were blessed with 59 years together.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Dykes Flynn; and one brother, Glen (and Joyce) Flynn of Newcastle, Indiana; two sisters, Louise Cassada of Florida, and Christine Flynn of Bronston, Ky.; one brother-in-law, Jewell Dykes of Somerset, Ky.; and four sisters-in-law, Geneva Dykes, Clementine Warren, and Madeline Ping all of Somerset and Fern Vilardo of Ohio. Also left to mourn his passing are a host of nieces and nephews and the following special friends, Bill Goodin, Clementine Warren, Frances and Vance Whitaker,  Donald and Dixie Linville, Billy  Denham, Tommy Roberts and his family and many others who were nice and helpful during his time of illness.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers.
Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Aaron Roberts, Bro Vance Whitaker and Bro. Don Linville officiating.  
Burial followed in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mr. Wesley Eugene “Gene” Flynn.

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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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