Commonwealth Journal


February 16, 2013

Dessie Broyles


Dessie Bea (Nicely) Broyles, 84, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 2013, of natural causes, from prolonged illness with renal failure. She is now with our Lord Savior, Jesus in heaven and is not suffering. 
She was born April 13, 1928 in Pulaski County, Ky. to John and Audrey (Poynter) Nicely that had 13 children. Her passion and time was to numerous friends, neighbors and all the local kids. 
In addition to many good friends and young kids, she is survived by her husband, Marshall Epson Broyles, whom she married on April 15, 1949. 
She leaves behind the following loved ones: Keith (and Tina) Broyles of Shalimar, Fla., Paul (and Mary) Nicely and Joy Randolph, both of Somerset, Ky., Junior Nicely of Mount Vernon, Ky., Jean Nicely of Indianapolis, Ind. and Nadine Watson of Tenn.
Dessie was a member of General Baptist Church, of Fairborn Ohio for over 30 years. Dessie and Marshall lived in Dayton, Ohio for 48 years and they returned to their home in Somerset in 2001 to be closer to their respective brothers and sisters.
Visitation was held at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company & Crematory on
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 4 .pm.
A celebration honoring the life of Dessie was held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company & Crematory with the Rev. Donald McKinney officiating.
Interment was in Burnett Chapel Cemetery.
Somerset Undertaking Company & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Burnett Chapel Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Rev. Donald R. McKinney, Burnett Chapel UMC, 504 Silver Star Road, Somerset, Ky., 42503. 
Condolences can be expressed to the Broyles family at

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