Commonwealth Journal


August 11, 2013

Lucille Cundiff

Lucille Mae Cundiff, 83, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Tuesday August 6, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on January 23, 1930 in Nancy, Ky., to the late Warren and Nellie Sumpter Dawes.
She was a retired seamstress for Palm Beach Co. and a member of the Democrat Women's Club for many years and attended many conventions and 2 inaugurations, formerly served as Caney Fork Precinct Chairperson. An ancestor of the Lee’s of Virginia, which came to Kentucky in 1787.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Tom Cundiff; from this union, they were blessed with three sons, the late Roger Glen "Newt" Cundiff, Robert "Bob" (and Freda) Cundiff, and Paul Cundiff, all of Somerset, Ky. She is also survived by her brothers, James Fulcher of Nancy, Ky., and Glen Dawes of Somerset, Ky.; four sisters, Lorraine Martin of Nancy, Ky., Winona "Honey" Harris of Somerset, Ky., Peggy Reesor of Nicholasville, Ky., and Rosemary Reeves of Irvin, Ky.; four grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son and two sisters, Nancy Massey and Betty
Mounce. Also a special cousin John Prather Sr. and a very special friend Mrs. Margie Johns.
Family will receive friends Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. at Southern Oaks Funeral
A celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday August 14, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Bullock officiating. 
A private committal service will be held by the Cundiff family at the Souls Chapel Cemetery. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements. 
Richard D. New Director and Joshua D. New Assistant Director.

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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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