Commonwealth Journal


September 13, 2012

Edna Knight


Edna M. Knight, 86, wife of L.D. Knight, Harrodsburg, died Monday, September 10, 2012 at her home after a brief illness. 
Born July 23, 1926 in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Lovell E. and Mary Phillips Marks. She received her AB Degree, Magna Cum Laude, at Georgetown College and a Master's Degree from Western Kentucky University; she was a mathematics teacher for 15 years at Calhoun High School and for 16 years at Harrodsburg High School, a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, Mercer County Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church. She was active in her church and served as organist for Calhoun Baptist Church for 16 years. She enjoyed golf, exercising, and winter vacations in Naples, Florida.
    Survivors other than her husband include two sons, Dr. Robert (and Linda) Knight, Owensboro and the Honorable Mark (and Pam) Knight, Somerset; one sister, Ann Marks Foster, Bardstown; and four grandchildren, Andrew (and Sarah) Knight, Lexington, Jay (and Missy) Knight, Nashville, Matthew (and Sarah) Knight, Somerset and Katie (and Nic) Hoelscher, Lexington; and seven great-grandchildren.
  Memorial services will be held 12:30 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Harrodsburg Baptist Church by Dr. Robert W. DeFoor and Bro. Eddie Russell. 
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. 
Interment will also be Monday, September 17, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the Bardstown Cemetery located on the 800 Block of North Third Street in Bardstown, Ky.
 Memorial contributions are suggested to The "ROC" at Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 350 South Chiles Street, Harrodsburg, Ky. 40330.Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

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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.
    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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