Commonwealth Journal


November 7, 2013

Obituaries for Thursday, November 7, 2013

Iva Erp
Iva Jean Jones Erp, the daughter of the late Pete and Versie Russell Erp, was born at Bald Rock, Ky., on April 4, 1932 and departed this life on November 5, 2013 in Somerset, Ky., having obtained the age of 82 years.
She was united in marriage to Robert Howard Erp in Somerset, Ky., on December 21, 1952; he survives. Other survivors are one son Michael Erp (and his wife Elizabeth), of Somerset; two granddaughters, Sarah Erp (and Dirk) Cundiff and Megan Erp (and Christopher) Fleshman; four great-granddaughters, Addison Fleshman, Ella, Sofia, and Isabell Cundiff; one brother, Dale (and Rose) Jones; three sisters, Madlyn Phillips, Delma Barnett, Marie Fox; and several nieces and nephews.
Iva Jean was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clifford ”Bud” Jones; two sisters, Myrtle House and Barbra Murry.
She was a member of Langdon Street Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for over forty years. She taught school for over 40 years in the Pulaski County School System where she taught three generations of the same family in many cases. Iva Jean was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
A funeral service for Iva Jean Erp will be held on Friday November 8, 2013 in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Chandler and Dr. James Floyd officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
The family of Iva Jean Erp will receive friends at Pulaski Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. today.
Pulaski funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Helena Taylor
Helena Joyce Taylor, 71, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at her residence.
She was born in Ware, Ky., on February 10, 1942, daughter of the late Paul and Eula Wesley Foster.  She was a factory worker for Liberty Sports Wear and a member of Bethelridge United Methodist Church. She loved to garden, cook, spend time with her family and she loved the Lord.

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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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