Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

February 20, 2013

Maggie Tarter

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Maggie Lou Tarter, age 77 of Nancy, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Tarter was born on Jan. 30, 1936 to the late Lester and Isabella Simpson Vaughn in Nancy. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, and her flower garden. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. 
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Carl Tarter; son, Kevin Bernard Tarter of Nancy; daughter, Gerry Isabella Jones (Walter) of Nancy; three grandchildren, Sarah Nicole James, James Carl Jones, and Jordan Roy Jones; six great-grandchildren, Francis James, Christopher James, Weston Jones, Corbin Jones, Natalee Jones, and Katlynn Jones; and special friend, Vicki Sims of Woodstock.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister Mattie Sue Fain.
Visitation for Mrs. Tarter will be Friday Feb. 22, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Bro. Bobby Clark and Bro. Daniel Harper officiating. 
Internment will follow in the Southern Oaks Cemetery.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the 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.
    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.
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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.
    Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas.

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