Commonwealth Journal


April 4, 2013

Lovella Maxwell


Lovella “Lucille” Maxwell, 90, of Osgood, Ind. passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison, Ind. 
She was born at Delmar in Pulaski County, Ky. on Nov. 25, 1922, the daughter of Zeno and Clyda Floyd Sharp. She was married to James Dunagan on Dec. 24, 1940 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1958. In 1963 she married Harry Maxwell and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1997. Survivors include six sons, Orville (Vickie) Dunagan of Madison, Hubert (Shirley) Dunagan of Whitehouse, Tenn., James (Phyllis) Dunagan of Scipio, Farris (Judy) Dunagan and Larry (Connie) Dunagan both of Osgood, and Kurt (Melissa) Dunagan of Benham; two daughters, Teresa (Garry) Ingram of Columbia City and Angela Dunagan of North Vernon; 22 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ivan Sharp and James (Creta) Sharp, both of Miamisburg, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Lois Sharp of Berne and Gladys Sharp of Boswell.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Roy, Ralph, and Parker Sharp. 
Mrs. Maxwell grew up in southern Kentucky where she learned to love cooking and canning at an early age. She also enjoyed her family, farming, gardening, and watching her hummingbirds. She retired in 1979 from the Muscatatuck State Developmental Center where she worked as a dietitian. Lovella was a member of the Osgood United Methodist Church and the Osgood-Versailles Chapter of the Eastern Star. 
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 11a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Ginny Hizer of the Osgood United Methodist Church officiating. 
Burial will follow at a later date at the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Ky. 
Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Eastern Star services to be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Osgood United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. 

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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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