Commonwealth Journal


October 9, 2013

Obituaries for Thursday, October 10, 2013

— James Gadberry

James D Gadberry, 90, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
James was preceded in death by his parents George Gadberry and Permelia Johnson Gadberry.
James was a Deacon at the First Christian Church, sang in the men's choir, was a member of the Orwin Men's Club, a self-taught carpenter and a handyman.
James is survived by his wife, Joyce Candler Gadberry; one son, James W Gadberry, Jr of Bangkok, Thailand; two daughters, Jeri (and Dwight) Moss of Somerset, and JoAnn (and Burnis) Whitaker of Somerset; three grandchildren, Christina Gadberry, Scott (and Erica) Adams of Paris, Ky., and Aaron J Moss; and one great-grandchild, Ashton Adams.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Jack Gadberry and one sister, Mary Catherine Linville.
Visitation for James will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the First Christian Church of Somerset. 
A celebration of life honoring the life of James will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the First Christian Church, Somerset with Reverend Chuck Adams officiating.
Interment will follow at Somerset Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Building Fund at First Christian Church.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at
Eunice Muse
Eunice Catherine Watson Muse, 99, joined her Heavenly Father on Oct. 3, 2013 after a long and active life.
She was born in 1914 to K.D. and Bessie Campbell Watson in Stamping Ground. 
A graduate of Henry Clay High School, she attended Eastern Kentucky University where she met her future husband, Jesse, and they married in 1935. Eunice spent her life enjoying her family, her church, flowers, antiques, golf, and friends. Her life was highlighted by her associations with Broadway Christian Church as a member since 1927, Lafayette Homemakers, Evergreen Garden Club, Fayette Women’s Golf Association, Tates Creek Country Club, Longview Country Club, The Lafayette, and Lexington Country Place. She was honored as Lexington’s Womens Sports Federation Senior Woman of the Year in 1996. 

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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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