Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

September 19, 2013

Anna Berryman

Anna Bell Berryman, age 79 of Somerset, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Ky. 
She was born on Aug. 15, 1934 in Lincoln County, Ky. to the late Alfred and Margaret Lamb Bryant. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Garnett Berryman; two sons, David Berryman and Jessie Berryman; two brothers, Raymond Bryant and William Bryant; one sister, Mary Peavyhouse; two grandchildren, Matthew Brown and Danny Berryman; and two great-grandchildren, George Hodge and Bethany Hall. 
She is survived by four sons, Alfred Berryman, Thomas Berryman, Ricky Berryman and Paul Berryman; eight daughters, Gladys Wiggs, Minnie Berryman, Alice Shearer, Evelyn Brown, Rosa Settles, Vicky Berryman, Genie Foley and Joy Cuzick; and four brothers, Charles Bryant, Alfred Bryant, Johnny Bryant and Roger Bryant. 
Also surviving are 36 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Serenity Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Serenity Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Basil Hall officiating. 
Burial will be in the Alexander Chapel Cemetery. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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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.
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    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.
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