Commonwealth Journal


March 20, 2013

Adria Bradshaw


Adria Bradshaw, age 79, passed away March 18, 2013 while surrounded by his loved ones.  
He was born to the late Clarence and Crella Hopper Bradshaw on Dec. 10, 1933 in Russell Springs, Ky. Mr. Bradshaw was a master machinist, professional mechanic, loved writing poetry and painting landscapes and enjoyed studying and reading his Bible. He was a member of Cumberland Church of Christ. 
Mr. Bradshaw is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Faye Wall Bradshaw; and nine children: Four sons, Ronald (Pauline) Bradshaw of Stanford, Ky., Thomas (Janet) Bradshaw, Robert (Becky) Bradshaw of Science Hill, Ky., and Richard Bradshaw of Somerset, Ky., and five daughters, Teresa Bradshaw Proudfoot, Janice (Charles "Bobby") Surber of Eubank, Ky., Deborah (Boyd) Easterly, Regina Bradshaw, and Tammie (Mike) Tilley of Science Hill, Ky. 
Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, Jason (Katie) Bradshaw, Brent Bradshaw, Steven Gibson, Tony Gibson, Shannon (Cherel) Gibson, Martin (Stephanie) Easterly, Christopher Easterly, Allison Tilley, Laci Bradshaw, Dylan Bradshaw, Blake Bradshaw, Madison Brown, Mackenzie Bickford, and Mason Stout; and four great-grandchildren, Brennon Gibson, Chase Easterly, Madison Bradshaw and Mason Bradshaw. 
Also surviving are one brother, Ottis (Barb) Bradshaw; several sisters-in-law, Barbara Bradshaw, Dorothy Bradshaw, Darlene Young, Marlene (John) Hammond, Helen Wall; and one brother-in-law, Thomas (Shirley) Wall.  
Mr. Bradshaw also has many loving nieces, nephews and many dear friends. 
Preceding him in death were his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dee Ray and Hettie Wall; brothers, Franklin, who died in infancy, and Ray, Arvin and Carl Bradshaw; sisters, Beatrice Wilson and Edith Coffey; one granddaughter Wendy Gail Bradshaw; and one great-grandson, Bentley William Easterly. 
Visitation will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Southern Oaks Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 with Bro. Ed Bialon and Bro. Tom Bradshaw officiating at the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in the Etna Cemetery. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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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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