Commonwealth Journal


January 13, 2014

Obituaries for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Somerset — Jearl Bullock

Jearl B. Bullock, 66, of Eubank, Ky., passed away peacefully Friday, January 10, 2014 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital.

He was born on August 17, 1947, son of the late Hearl and Lucy Barnes Bullock. He was retired from Tecumseh after 26 years. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Lavonne Sims Bullock, whom he married on February 11, 1968; one son, Scott (and Stephanie) Bullock; one daughter, Monica (and Jeff) Dillingham, both of Woodstock; one brother, Donald Ray (and Thelma) Bullock of Brodhead; two sisters, Judy Kidwell of Mt. Vernon, Ky., and Mary Rose Deborde of Eubank; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Bullock of Eubank; five grandchildren, Brandon, Bradley, and Brooke Bullock, Jordan and Jayden Dillingham, all of Woodstock; one great-grandchild, Taegan "Little Girl" Bullock, and her mother, Cierra Alexander, to which all of his grandchildren he loved; and a special pet companion, Jake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Earl Bullock; father-in-law, Homer Sims; mother-in-law, Gertrude Whitis Sims; and a brother-in-law, James Kidwell.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Bradley Goforth officiating.

Burial will be in Eden Cemetery.

Visitation for Mr. Jearl B. Bullock will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Jesse Jacobs

Jesse Jacobs, 85, of Waynesburg, Ky., having made peace with his Lord and Savior, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center.

He was born on June 21, 1928, son of the late Richard and Irene Leigh Jacobs. He retired from Norfolk Southern Rail Road.

He is survived by nine children, Barbara Jean (and Kenneth) Smiley of Cerulean, Ky., Phillip (and Yvonida) Jacobs of Kings Mountain, Ky., Jack (and Sara) Jacobs of Waynesburg, Ky., Juanita (and Carl) Cornett of Brooksfield, Fla., Marlene (and Hessel) Dijkstra of Maricopa, Ariz., Wanda (and David) McGhee of Cadiz, Ky., Jesse Tucker (and Jacqueline) Jacobs of Waynesburg, Ky., and Martha (and Paul) Estes of Kings Mountain, Ky.; three sisters, Connie Bradshaw of Harrodsburg, Ky., Phyllis Smith of Lexington, Ky., and Opal Carter of Covington, Ky.; 27 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren;

and eight great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Malcom Jacobs; and several brothers and sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Vola Brown officiating.

Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

Visitation for Mr. Jesse Jacobs will be after 12 noon Monday, January 13, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

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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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