Commonwealth Journal


February 16, 2013

Arthur Jackson


Arthur "A.J." Lee Jackson, age 51 of Somerset, Ky., son of Hazie Bates Hallman and the late Charles Hallman, was born Aug. 26, 1961 in Chicago, Ill. He departed this life suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  
Arthur is survived by his wife, Nellie Gilmore Jackson, whom he married on Feb. 7, 1992 in Somerset, Ky.; his sons, Ramia (and Loretta) Gilmore of Lexington, Ky., Derrick Jackson of Somerset, Ky. and Carlton Jackson of Somerset, Ky.; and a daughter, Carmellia Jackson of Somerset, Ky.
Also Arthur leaves to mourn his mother Hazie Hallman of Miss.; a sister, Patricia Ann (and Bobby) Walker of Iowa; three brothers, Stanley Jackson of Iowa, Henry Jackson of Ill. and Charles Hallman, Jr. of Washington, D.C.; and two half-sisters, Desiree Thurman of Alaska and Easter Kelly of Iowa. 
He also leaves behind two granddaughters, Kaylie and Mya Gilmore of Lexington, Ky.
He leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends to mourn his death; a special sister-in-law, Lisa Gilmore; and a brother-in-law, Kevin Taylor.  
Arthur was a former employee of the City of Somerset Sanitation Department, a member at Mt. Olive Baptist Church and a member of Ionic Lodge #65 in Somerset, Ky. In his free time, he attended many football and basketball games. He was also equipment manager for LCYFL for several years.  
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lamar Jackson and Bruce Jackson.
Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 after 6 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Highway 80, Somerset, Ky. 
His funeral service will be Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Reverend Seibert F. Taylor officiating. 
Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  
Ionic Lodge Rites will be conducted by the Ionic Lodge #65  of Somerset at 12 p.m. before his funeral service.
The family request expressions of sympathy be made to the Arthur "A.J." Lee Jackson Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 1441, Somerset, Ky., 42502. 
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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