Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

October 21, 2013

Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Somerset — Nellie Audas

Nellie Ethel Audas, 93, of Dayton, Ohio, died Friday October 18, 2013.

She was born on September 26, 1920 in Shopville, Ky., graduating from Shopville High School in 1939. Nellie married Virgil Audas on December 6, 1941 in Somerset, Ky. She worked for Delco Moraine  etiring after 30 yrs of service.

Nellie was a member of Flat Lick Baptist Church, Moraine Senior Citizens, Delco Moraine Campers Club, and the General Motors 25 year Club. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and spending time with her

family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Audas, parents Orville and Lottie Vaught, and brothers Lenard, Denton, and Raymond Vaught.

Survivors include her sisters Christine Rudd of South Carolina, Faye Williams and Mildred Smiley of Dayton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Tobias Funeral Home-Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave at Rahn Rd. Pastor Stephen Spurgin officiating.

Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in her memory to The Hospice of Dayton 324 Wilmington Ave Dayton, Ohio 45420.

The family would like to thank the staff of Wellington of Dayton and Hospice of Dayton for their loving care and support.

Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuenralhome.com. 

Florence Cooper

Florence Cooper, 88, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com.

Rachel Lay

Rachel Kathryn Lay, 89, of Carroll, Ohio and formerly of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Visitation for Rachel Kathryn Lay will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Freedom Worship Center in Somerset, Ky., with her funeral service to follow at 12 p.m. at Freedom Worship Center with Pastor Ron Cathers officiating.  

Entombment will be Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

A complete obituary will be published in Wednesday, October 23 edition.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Rachel Kathryn Lay.   

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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.
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    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.
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    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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