Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

May 2, 2013

Michael Via

Michael Ray Via, 48, of the Bronston  community passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at his residence. 
Michael was born to the late Everett and June Simmons Via on March 17, 1965 in Northfolk, Va.
He was a Christian and enjoyed playing music and listening to music. He enjoyed people, company dropping by and his family.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Everett "Gene' Via Jr.
He leaves to mourn his passing his caregiver and loving sister, Tyresa Lynn Jarrell of Bronston; his aunts, Patsy Tenbusch of Michigan, Barbara Via of Virginia, Nieces Crystal Wenz of Somerset,
Stacey Mead of North Carolina; nephew Kevin Wayne (and wife Candice Jarrell) of Somerset,; great-nieces, Kara Wenz and Kaleigh Jarrell; great-nephews, Cameron Wenz, Caden Jarrell and Caleb Jarrell; and anyspecial friends including Jimmy Hall, Jason Robertson and Jim Jarrell. He is also survived by many cousins.
Visitation for Michael will be Friday, May 3, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Funeral service will follow at 2 pm Friday May 3, 2013 at the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home
With Brother Gary Haist and Sister Sherry Haist officiating. 
Ricahrd D. New director and Southern Oaks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 
 

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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.
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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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