Commonwealth Journal


February 25, 2014

Obituaries for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Larry Adington
Larry Delano Adington, 65, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Monday, February 24, 2014.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 Daisy Beal
Daisy Willena Whitaker Beal, 84, of Ferguson, Ky., passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the
Somerwoods Nursing and Rehab in Somerset, Ky. 
She was born on April 13,
1929 in the Squib Community of Pulaski County to the late Thelopis “Oppie” and Maggie Whitaker Whitaker.
She was the former owner and operator of “Daisy Restaurant” and was a member of Love Divine Baptist Church. She loved her garden, flower gardening and loved and enjoyed her church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; former husbands Lawrence Whitaker and John Beal; son Mark Anthony Whitaker; brothers, Lester Finley, Edwin Whitaker, Thedford Whitaker, Rex Whitaker and Themar Whitaker; sisters Versia Price, Eva Dixon, Elva Norton and Ruby Norton; and grandson Dennis Whitaker.
She is survived by a son, William Lawrence “Larry” Whitaker of Redding, Ohio; daughters, Linda Willena Sies of Whitley City, KY and Joetta (and Darrell) Whitaker Kennedy of Ferguson, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Brenda Whitaker of Lockland, Ohio; sister in laws, Janel Whitaker of Somerset, Ky., Bernice Whitaker Weber and Mildred Whitaker both of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother-in-law, Wayne (Sue) Whitaker of Loveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Jason Whitaker, Jaime Whitaker, Johnathan Whitaker, Robert Linville, Jr., William Mark Linville, Amy Kennedy Wesley, Larry Whitaker, Jr., and Chad Whitaker; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a special caregiver, Katherine Wallace of Somerset, Ky. 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 25, after 6 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Elmo Mounce officiating.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 26 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

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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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