Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

May 16, 2013

Virginia Fantozzi

Virginia Faith Jackson Fantozzi, native of Somerset, Ky., died peacefully in the Chicagoland area at the age of 93 on May 8, 2013.
Born July 3rd, 1919 to William Green Jackson and Ella Anna Sears Jackson. Known to many as Teddy, she was the youngest of eight siblings and last to be joined in death with her brothers and sisters, Ivan, Irene, Hazel, Rex, Faye, Raphaelle and Elwyn.
Virginia attended Somerset High School where she graduated with the class of 1937 and went on to receive a Bachelor Degree in science from Fresno State University in California, thence to attend Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo where she earned her degree in occupational therapy. Her remains will be carried to the mountains of East Tennessee and rest with those of her late, beloved husband of sixty years, Vincent J. Fantozzi.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends, and most especially by her dear sister-in-law, Geneva Phelps Jackson, and her son, John.
Obituary courtesy of Nelson Funeral Home in Park Ridge, Ill.
 

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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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