Commonwealth Journal


February 12, 2014

Obituaries for Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mildred Delk
Mildred Delk, age 80 of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at Tobias Funeral Home, 3970
Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio, 45432. 
Services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday. 
Interment will be in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Xenia, Ohio.
Tobias Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
Monta Eldridge
Monta Marie “Granny” El-dridge, age 100 years & 293 days, passed away peacefully on Sat-urday, Feb. 8, 2014.  
She was born in Pulaski County, Ky. on April 21, 1913, daughter of the late George and Priscilla (Barbour) Allen. Monta was a wonderful homemaker and a great cook. She enjoyed working in the yard, bird watching, and she was an excellent babysitter.  
She is survived by her daughters, Cloda Baird of New Lebanon, Ohio and Geraldine Mutzner of Richmond, Ind.; daughter-in-law Phyllis Eldridge of Dayton, Ohio; loving granddaughters, Sharon and Ed Petry of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Debbie and Darrin Heinz of Waynesville, Ohio; special great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Rachel Heinz of Waynesville, Ohio; and numerous other grandchildren, nieces and nephews, which certainly include Glenda Tilley and Ottie New, and many more friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert “Nick” Eldridge; her parents; four sisters, Margaret Vaught, Cloda Adams, Lelia Ware and Helen New; three brothers, John Allen, Kenneth Allen and Sammie Allen; one daughter, Priscilla Jean, who died in infancy; three stepsons; and a son-in-law, Lloyd Baird.
A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Rogers' Funeral Home, 324 W. Main. St., New Lebanon, Ohio 45345. 
Interment will follow at Trissel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. today, Thursday at Rogers Funeral Home.
This obituary is courtesy of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Billie Harmon
Billie Carol Harmon, age 80, of Burnside, Ky., passed away on Saturday Feb. 8, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. 

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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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