Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

September 19, 2013

Obituaries for Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Somerset — Opal Manning

Opal Lee Manning, age 86, of Somerset, Ky. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born on July 20, 1927 in the Greenwood community in McCreary County, Ky. to the late Lee and Dora Alice Roberts Ballou.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith, and she was loving and devoted to her family. Opal demonstrated her strong love and devotion throughout five generations. She was always a devout Christian woman who brought joy, laughter and love to those around her at all times. Opal will be missed by many and loved forever.

She was the widow of Homer Manning.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Brenda Weekley; one brother, Robert Ballou; one sister, Magaline Holloway; one son-in-law, Noble Hampton; and a grandson, Michael Dale Manning.

She is survived by three sons, Jimmy Dale Manning of Somerset, Ky., Gary (Trish) Manning of Norwood, Ohio and Mike (Julie) Manning of Norwood, Ohio; four daughters, Lena Hampton of Somerset, Ky., Barbara (Larry) Calhoun of Somerset, Ky., Sherry (Sammy) Meece of Somerset, Ky. and Tina Manning of Eubank, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren, Tommy Silvers, Terry Silvers, Carol Hampton, Steve Hampton, Becky Calhoun, Jason Manning, Josh Manning, Jamie Manning, Nikki Calhoun, Allen Manning, Cassie LeSar, Chris Manning and Justin Manning.

Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Lakeside Memorial Gardens with Bro. Clyde Strunk officiating.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Shadoan

Edward Lee Shadoan, age 65, of Somerset, Ky. passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the Remembrance Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Mill Springs National Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 38.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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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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    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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    Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas.

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