Commonwealth Journal


October 12, 2013

Obituaries for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

Somerset — Wayne Ard

Wayne Morgan Ard, age 65, of Faubush, Ky., departed this life on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at his residence.

Wayne was born on March 19, 1948 in Faubush, Ky. to the late Thomas “Frog” Ard and Ersie (Johnson) Ard. He was a member of Smith Grove United Baptist Church, was a past Master of Sievers Lodge #491 of Nancy, Ky., was a past Patron and member of Fidelis Chapter #545 Order of the Eastern Star of Nancy, Ky., and he was a Deputy Jailer at the Pulaski County Detention Center.

He is survived by his wife, Anita (Carender) Ard; three sons, Roger (and Michelle) Ard of New Albany, Ind., Clinton (and Julie) Ard of Munich, Germany and John Ard of Faubush, Ky.; one daughter, Staci (and Michael) West of Grantville, Ga.; two brothers, Dormas (and Mary Lou) Ard of Faubush, Ky. and Ralph (and Theresa) Ard of Faubush, Ky.; and four grandchildren, Zachery Ard, Bentley West, Zoe Ard and Sophie Ard.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Geraldine Cox.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at 5 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Sievers Masonic Lodge #491 and Fidelis Chapter #545 Order of the Eastern Star of Nancy, Ky., will begin Masonic Rites Sunday at 7 p.m.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at 12 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Brother Jim Robinson officiating and Clinton Ard delivering the eulogy.

Burial will be at Smith Grove United Baptist Cemetery in Faubush, Ky.  

Pallbearers will be Buddy Williams, Lowel Gene Roy, Chris Morrow, Jeff Gregory, Paul Wilson and Waylon Wright. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnnie McGowan, Doyle Turner, Johnny Denney, Russell Johnson and Frank Daulton.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to be made to the Smith Grove United Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1441, Somerset, Ky., 42502.  

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Wayne Morgan Ard.

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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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