Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

April 16, 2013

Rosa Roy

Rosa New Roy, age 90 of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Somerset Nursing & Rehabilitation. 
She was born on July 7, 1922 in Pulaski County, Ky. to the late Albert C. and Ollie Foster Young. She was a homemaker. Mrs. New was of the Baptist faith.  
She is survived by three sons, Jimmy New of Somerset, Ky., Roger (and Lisa) New of Somerset, Ky., and Norman (and Juanita) New of Science Hill, Ky.; two daughters, Mathel McKee of Science Hill, Ky. and Brenda (and Russell) Loveless of Science Hill, Ky.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Nina Fagel, Christine Ping and Alphine Kidd.  
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike "Bud" New, whom she married on April 10, 1941 in Somerset, Ky.; four sons, Lonnie, Ronnie, Russell and Charles New; and four brothers, Elmer, Clayton, Bee and Dale Young.  
Her visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset, Ky. 
Her funeral service will be on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Brother Randy Wiles officiating.
Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery.  
Special thanks to Somerset Nursing & Rehabilitation for the special care of our beloved mother. 
You are welcome to view obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: 
www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Rosa New Roy. 
 

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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.
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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