Commonwealth Journal


August 24, 2013

Sunday's Obituaries

Somerset — Ida Bishop

Ida Elizabeth Bishop, 87, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

She was born in Somerset, Ky. on April 16, 1926, daughter of the late Jason and Betha Jane Williams Hall. She was a representative for Avon and a member of Science Hill Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by two sons, Earl David Bishop and Kerry Dale (and Karen) Bishop, both of Science Hill; three brothers, Gus (and Myra Jo) Hall of Lebanon, Ohio, David (and Jeanne) Hall and D.B. (and Sue) Hall, both of Somerset; one sister, Maxine (and Ralph) McPheron of Somerset; three grandchildren, Bo Jarad Bishop, Bryan Conley (and Sarah) Bishop and T.R. Bishop; five great-grandchildren, Haggan, Shaw, Alexis, Willow and Brantlee; special friend, Betty Moyer of Science Hill; special niece, Ginger of Somerset; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bishop; her parents; one brother, Glenn W. Hall; one sister, Ada June Hall; and sister-in-law, Gertrude Hall.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Dr. Curtis Sellars and Bro. Brian Whitaker officiating.

Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today, Sunday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bo Bishop, T.R. Bishop, Bryan Bishop, Gus Hall, D.B. Hall and David Hall.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at:

Eva Browning

Eva Browning, age 88 of Tateville, Ky. and formerly of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born on March 21, 1925 in Reading, Ohio to the late Bert Norton and Beulah Dyer Williams Grant.

Eva worked for Craftmasters and Autolight in Toledo, Ohio for 50 years. She was a homemaker and member of Riverside Baptist Church in Toledo. She loved antiquing, glassware, a special collection of dolls and her special friend, “Buffy,” her dog.  

She is survived by a niece, Carol (Jim) Dancy of Tateville, Ky.; and a nephew, Eddie (Pat) Casada of Somerset, Ky.; four great-nephews and great-nieces, Jamie (Donna) Dancy, Angela (Jason) Watson, Rebecca (Tyler) Thompson and Cody (Raesha) Casada; two great-great-grandnieces, Kylie Watson and Bellamie Thompson; one great-great-grandnephew, Brendon Casada.

She is also survived by a special friend, Howard Summers of Toledo, Ohio; a special aunt, Edna Phelps of Shopville, Ky.; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond Browning; a brother, Virgil Norton; a sister, Ruby (Harley) Casada; a nephew, James Allen Casada; and great-nephew, Brandon Casada.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 after 1 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Christian and Bro. David Morris officiating.

Burial will be in the Barnesburg Cemetery.

Southern Oaks 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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