Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

February 6, 2014

Obituaries for Friday, February 7, 2014

Irene Boyer
Irene Boyer, 85, of Somerset, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at the Jean Waddle Care Center. 
She was born in the Faubush community of Pulaski County on March 29, 1928 to the late Henry Burkett and Lillie Bland Burkett. Irene was married to Dan L. Boyer, whom preceded her in death.
Irene was a member of the West Somerset Baptist Church. Some of her hobbies included collecting dolls, painting, sewing and going to the beach. She had been employed as a server at the Hampton Inn.
Irene is survived by brother, William A “Bill” Burkett; sisters-in-law, Patsy Burkett and Ada Burkett; and several nieces and nephews, all of Somerset. 
Also preceding Irene in death were brothers, Jerry, James “Jimmy,” and Eyvind and his wife Lillian Burkett; sisters, Alodine Bland and her husband Delrue, Genice Mink and her husband Wilson, Onieda Whitaker and her husband Don, and Jean Burkett; and two nieces and two nephews.  
Visitation for Irene Boyer will be held Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking and Crematory.
A service celebrating the life of Irene Boyer will follow at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking and Crematory with Bro. Danny Pace officiating.  
Interment will be at the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Ky.
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.
 
Billy Daniels
Billy E. Daniels, age 80, of Nancy, Ky., departed this life on Feb. 4, 2014 at his residence.
Billy was born on March 26, 1933 in Happy, Ky., to the late Kenneth and Cynthia Combs Daniels. He married Christine Eversole in Hazard, Ky. on Dec. 5, 1951. They have seven children from their union.  
Billy attended Vicco High School (when not shooting pool!) in Perry County, Ky., where he met his lifetime sweetheart and wife of 62 years, Christine Eversole. He was a second generation coal miner and a farmer. Billy was a Master Mason and, for nearly 59 years, a member of the Vicco Masonic Lodge in Perry County, Ky. 

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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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