Commonwealth Journal


November 16, 2013

Obituaries for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013


Somerset — James Gadberry

James “Jim” L. Gadberry, 82, of Nancy, Ky., passed away on Wednesday, November  13, 2013 at his residence.  

He was born in Pulaski County, Ky., on February 7, 1931, to the late Otha and Flona New Gadberry. He

was a journeyman operator for the McCall’s Corporation for many years in Dayton, Ohio. He then became a cabinet maker in Pulaski County and retired from Cumberland Wood and Chair in 2003. He was a member of Sardis Methodist Church.  He enjoyed traveling, camping, and spending time with his family and friends.

His wife of 64 years, Ruby Blankenship Gadberry survives. Other survivors include son Wayne (and Penny) Gadberry; daughter Shirley (and Dale) Henderson; son Jerry (and Pauletta) Gadberry; and son Joey (and Whitney) Gadberry. He is also survived by grandchildren, Scott (and Lisa) Gadberry, Tara Gadberry, Lucas Gadberry, Lindsey Gadberry, Michael (and Kim) Henderson, Cori (and Chris) Smallwood, Megan (and Tim) Miller, Paige Gadberry, Tanner Gadberry, Taylor Ruby, Raegan Ruby and Chaney Ruby.   Ten great-grandchildren also survive him. Also surviving is sister Geneva (and John) Bloomer, sister Maxine Crawford, and brother Glen (Wanzie) Gadberry.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Lou Gadberry, and a daughter-in-law, Kathy Gadberry.

Visitation for James L. Gadberry will be Sunday at 6 p.m. at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home. His funeral will be held on Monday, November 18 at 10 a.m. with Mike Coppersmith and Chris Jasper officiating.  

Burial will be Lakeside Memorial Gardens.  

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mr.  James Gadberry.

Ronnie Hardwick

Ronnie Hardwick, 64, passed away on Friday November 15, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Hardwick was born on October 1, 1949 in Kidder, Ky., to the late Cecil and Darvel Mitchell Hardwick.  

Mr. Hardwick retired from Ford Motor Company in Lorain, Ohio where he worked for 30 years. He was a member and former “Man of the Year” for the South Shore Wildlife Club. He enjoyed woodworking, watching the Kentucky Wildcats, NASCAR, and the Kentucky Derby. He enjoyed making things for his grandchildren, whom he was extremely proud of.

Ronnie leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Laura Hardwick; son, Tony (and Stephanie) Hardwick; daughter, Deanna Griffith; brother, Howard Hardwick; sisters, Pearl Gearhart and Regina Baker; and grandchildren, Taylor Hardwick, Cally Hardwick, Colton Griffith, and Avarie Griffith.

Mr. Hardwick is preceded in death by his parents, along with his sister, Mary Tucker; brother, Howard Hardwick; and infant brother.

There will be a private memorial service held at a later date.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home Entrusted with the Arrangements.           

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