Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

February 26, 2014

Obituaries for Thursday, February 27, 2014

Alesa Lansaw
 Alesa Lou Lansaw, 62, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. 
 The funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. 
 Visitation is 5-8 p.m. on Thursday.  
Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
  
Lillie Simpson
Lillie F. Simpson, 77, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com
 
Bettye Tucker
Betteye Tucker, 86, of Neighborly Way in Somerset, Ky., passed away Tuesday February 25, 2014 at her residence. 
She was born on February 14, 1928 in Earlington, KY. to the late Claude and Bardie Rodgers. 
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herbert Ray Tucker. 
She is survived by one son, Steve (and Ronnie) Tucker of Mass., and two daughters, Dr. Betsy (and Dennis) Reynolds of Somerset, Ky., and JoAnne (and Chris) Stevens of Bronston, KY.
 Also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services will be held on Saturday March 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Earlington
Cemetery in Earlington, Ky. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to God's Food Pantry. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Ishmal Wesley
Ishmal "Ish" Wesley, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.  
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014. 
 Visitation is at 11 a.m. until service time.  
Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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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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