Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

January 7, 2014

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Somerset — Jerry Adkins

Jerry Adkins, 80, of Somerset, passed away at the Gene Waddle Center on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Somerset Undertaking and Crematory who is in charge of arrangements.

You may sign the online register book and leave condolences for the family at somersetundertaking.com.

Jenny Garland

Jenny Lynn Garland, age 43 of Somerset, Ky. passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 7, 1970 in Somerset, Ky. to Ida Worley Lockard and the late Jackie Lockard. Jenny was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed spending time with her children, and she enjoyed life and the outdoors.

She was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her mother, Ida Lockard of Somerset, Ky.; her husband, Parker Garland Jr., whom she married on May 1, 2010 in Somerset, Ky.; three sons, Tyler Keith Redmond, Zachary Bryant Garland and Brandon Garland, all of Somerset, Ky.; one daughter, Shelby Lynn Galand of Somerset, Ky.; three sisters, Vickie Hembree, Jackie Spradlin and Alice Fairchild, all of Somerset, Ky.; and her mother-in-law, Francis Garland of Somerset, Ky.

She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and a favorite aunt, Claudia and Brian Watson of Burnside, Ky.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 after 6 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Lockard and Bro. Troy Merrick officiating.

Burial will follow in the Bronston Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Redmond, Michael Fairchild, Ronald Hembree, Donald Hembree, Ronnie Garland, Brandon Garland, Donnie Garland and Zachary Garland.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Jenny Garland Memorial Fund c/o Southern Oaks Funeral Home, 2110 West Highway 914, Somerset, Ky., 42503.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.

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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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