Commonwealth Journal


February 27, 2013

Verna Chumbley


Mrs. Verna Christine Hansford Chumbley, 86, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.  
She was born on July 23, 1926, daughter of the late Charlie and Cloa Sears Hansford. She was united in marriage to Mr. Leonard Lee Chumbley; he preceded her in death.  
Survivors include one brother, J.W. (and Rheagenia) Hansford; her children, Jimmy (and Sherri) Chumbley, Mike (and Barbara) Chumbley, Alice (and J.R.) Jackson, and daughter, Mable Lois Ussery. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Lisa (and Joey) Ray, Chris (and Mandi) Jones, Jimmie Jackson II, Jon Paul (and Jackie) Hyche, Bobby (and Tina) Ussery, Courtney Chumbley, Brianne (and Chase) White, Sammi Jo Chumbley and Eric Chumbley, and she delighted in spending time with her 10 great grandchildren, Dakota Muncie, Lindsay Jackson, Halle Jones, Hunter Jones, Randi Hyche, Hayden Hyche, John Daniel Hyche, Paul Jacob Hyche, Christina Ussery and Matthew Ussery.
Verna was a lifelong member of the Fellowship Methodist Church. She was a dedicated christian woman who was devoted to her church and her family. Verna was to co-owner of Somerset Auto Auction for over thirty years, and was a very prominent businesswoman in the area.
Funeral services will be held at the Fellowship Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 with Rev. David  Altizer officiating.  
Burial will follow in the Fellowship Cemetery.
The family of Mrs. Verna Christine Chumbley will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home on Thursday, February 28, 2013 after 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. Friday March 1, 2013 at the church until time for services.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, or the Fellowship Methodist Church.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Verna Chumbley.

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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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