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Obituaries

October 24, 2013

Obituaries for Thursday, October 24, 2013

Donald Bray
Donald R. Bray, 50, of Eubank, Ky., passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Baptist Health in Lexington.
He was born in Somerset, Ky., on November 27, 1962, son of Truman and Oma Lee Huddleston Hargis.  He was a farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Julie "Tootie" Smith Bray of Eubank; his parents; one son, Josh Bray of Eubank and one brother, Daniel (and Vicki) Bray of Nancy.  
A special thanks to Anita Bray for her care and patience.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Brent Piatt officiating.
Visitation will be after 12 noon Saturday at 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.
 
Florence Cooper
Florence G. Cooper, 88, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
She was born in Lynchburg, Va., on June 16, 1925, daughter of the late Daniel G. and Elgie Mills Golf. She was a cosmetologist for JC Penney.  She was a member of Union Church of Christ and the Science Hill Garden Club.
She is survived by her husband, Larry E. Cooper of Somerset; one son, Garry Cooper of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Linda Blevins of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Ruth Ellis of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, David Golf of Concord, Va.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She  was beloved by her 28 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Susan Shoop; five brothers and four sisters.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Ponder officiating.
Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery. 
Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Friday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

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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.
    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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