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Obituaries

March 13, 2013

Christeen Stephens

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Christeen Stephens, 94 years, of Whitley City, Ky., died March 6, 2013 in Summerfield, Fla., at The Tuscany House.  
Funeral services were held Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 11am with Rev. Mark Sewell, Rev. Elvin Boles and Harold Dalton officiating. Burial was in the Neeley Creek Cemetery, in Pulaski County.
 She was born in Hazard, Kentucky on June 15, 1918 the daughter of the late Samuel and Annie Cook Vanover. She was a homemaker and member of the Indian Creek United Baptist Church.
Her parents; husband, Starlin Stephens; two sons, Kenneth Stephens and Charles Hamilton; two brothers Glen Vanover and Herbert Vanover; and sisters, Goldie Hammock and Bertie Smith, precede her in death.
 Survivors include her sons, Donald Nichols and wife Betty of Whitley City, Ky., Lawrence Eddie Stephens and wife Janelle of Science Hill, Ky., Ronnie Stephens of Whitley City, Ky.;  daughters Joyce Dalton and husband Harold of South Amberst, Ohio, Wilma McKee of Middleton, Ohio, Glenna Faye Barnett of Cincinnati, Ohio, Linda Perry and husband Joe of Science Hill, Ky., and Donna Atwood of
Pine Knot, Ky.; brothers Clinton Vanover of Somerset, Ky., and Lindon Vanover of Whitley City, Ky., and sister Macy Neal of Whitley City, Ky.; 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild also survive.
 McCreary County Funeral Home 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.
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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.
    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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