Commonwealth Journal


February 22, 2014

Obituaries for Sunday, February 23, 2014

Edward Bradley
Edward Wayne Bradley, age 75 of Somerset passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Ky. 
Mr. Bradley was born on Dec.12, 1938 in the Ruth Community to the late Porter and Mary Marjorie Hail. 
Mr. Bradley proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from General Electric after 44 and a half years’ service. After retiring in 2004 he dedicated his life to being a husband, father and amazing grandfather. Wayne was a caring man and gave everything he could and never expected anything in return, He touched so many lives and made so many people smile, he will be greatly missed. He loved fishing, auto racing, politics and his Sunday School class. 
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Ferguson Baptist Church.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Sandra Faith Ramsey Bradley; sons, Mark Bradley of Somerset and Scot (Robyn) Bradley of Nancy; daughters, Myra (Barry) Holman of Somerset and Melinda (Cedric) Hamilton of Glasgow; brothers, Dewey (Donna) Bradley of Somerset, Elwood (Laura) Bradley of Monticello, and Porter (Nancy) Bradley Jr. of Somerset; sisters, Marilyn Carmichael of New Bern, N.C., Zelleen Hamm of Somerset, and Dale ( Raymond) Cowans of Nancy; grandchildren, Dustin Bradley, Celeste Bradley, Dakota Bradley, Kierstin Holman, Christian Holman, Kalie Holman, Lily Hamilton, and Landon Hamilton; and great-grandchildren, Cannon Hicks and Westin Bradley. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Mark Wayne Bradley Jr.; and brothers, Billy Bradley and Howard Bradley.
Visitation for Mr. Bradley will be Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with Bro. Jason Moore officiating.
Interment will be in Clay Hill Cemetery. 
Dewey Bradley, Elwood Bradley, Christian Holman, Dakota Bradley, Barry Holman, Cedric Hamilton, and Dustin Bradley will be serving as active pallbearers.

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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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