Commonwealth Journal


November 1, 2012

John Rutherford


John Martin Rutherford, age 71 of Eubank, Ky., departed this life on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Lexington, Ky. 
He was born on June 22, 1941 in Somerset, Ky. to the late Lewis and Geneva Smith Rutherford. He was a retired maintenance worker for Beckman and Gast Canning Co. in St. Henry, Ohio. Mr. Rutherford enjoyed building and working with wood and building furniture. He liked to walk, collect tools and he liked old movies. Mr. Rutherford was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed the simple life and listening to gospel music.
Mr. Rutherford lived a Christian life. 
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Rutherford of Eubank, Ky.; three daughters, Connie Sue (and Wayne) Shadoan, Elsie Faye (and Mike) Silvers and Rosanna (and Scott) Rutherford, all of Somerset, Ky.; six grandchildren, Anthony Davis, Brian McGowan, Tiffany Shadoan, Mark Shadoan, Jessica Shadoan and Liam Gleason; six great-grandchildren, Emilee McGowan, Abbie McGowan, Brian McGowan II, Brilynn McGowan, Anthony Davis II and Meme Davis; and a special brother-in-law, Don Walden of Eubank, Ky.  
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at 12 p.m. until time for services at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset, Ky.  
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Brother David Carr officiating. 
Burial will be in the Freedom Cemetery, Science Hill, Ky. 
Pallbearers will be Scott Gleason, Wayne Robinson, Don Walden, Brian McGowan, Jeremiah Wright and Mark Shadoan.  
The family request expressions of sympathy be made to the John Martin Rutherford Memorial Fund, c/o Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, P. O. Box 1441, Somerset, Ky. 42502.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for John Martin Rutherford.  

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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.
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    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.
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