Commonwealth Journal


February 25, 2014

Obituaries for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Somerset — Larry Adington

Larry Delano Adington, 65, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Monday, February 24, 2014.

He was born in Waynesburg, Kentucky on February 12, 1949, son of Velma Shelton Adington and the late Vernon Adington. He was vice president of sales for 36 years with D.C. Trimble Construction and a member of Double Springs Baptist Church. He was a member of Sievers Lodge no. 491, a Ky. Colonel, Ky. Admiral, Pulaski County Colonel, Pulaski County Count, a lifetime member of NRA and League of KY. Sportsman, spent numerous years with Lake Cumberland Friends of NRA and was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

He is survived by his mother, Velma Adington of Waynesburg, Ky.; one brother, James (and Miriam) Adington of Stanford, Ky.; one sister, Judy (and Larry) Fields of Richmond, Ky.; four nieces, Darla Colegrove, Sharla Lake, Benita Land and Shannon Adington; one nephew, Joshua Adington; three great-nephews, Jared Colegrove, Alexander Lake and Isaac Land; and one great-niece, Kaytlin Lake.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon Friday, February 28, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Dunn officiating.

Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 18.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with a masonic service to be held at 7 p.m..

The family requests donations be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky., 42503.

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Norine McKinney

Norine Phelps McKinney, 89, wife of the late Charles Grant McKinney, died Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

She was born on Oct. 1, 1924 in Science Hill, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lillie Godby Phelps. She was a retired sales associate for K-Mart and attended Church of the Savior in Lexington.

She is survived by two daughters, Jackie Rodman, Lexington, Ky., and Janice (and Sidney) Griffin, Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, Jim (and Tima) McKinney, Virginia Beach, Va., and Charles (and Darlene) McKinney, Jr., Irvine, Ky; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren; and a sister, Ruby Rogers.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. with Pastor Steve Pearson officiating.

Burial will follow in Science Hill Cemetery in Science Hill, Ky.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, Ky., 40504.

This obituary is courtesy of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home

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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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