Commonwealth Journal


October 11, 2013

Obituaries for Friday, October 11, 2013

Charles Duncan
Charles Grant Duncan, 66, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Jean Waddle Care Center. 
He was born in Somerset, Ky., on June 03, 1947 to the late Charles W. Duncan (Brownee) and Jolene Inman Duncan of McCreary County, Ky. Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later built a successful boat storage business. He was greatly involved in drag boat  racing, winning several trophies and awards throughout the years.  
Charles enjoyed farming and spending time with his niece Olivia and nephew Grant. He attended Victory Christian Fellowship.
Charles is survived by his brother Oliver Duncan (and Anne) of Somerset, Ky.; a niece and nephew, Olivia Duncan and Aaron Grant Duncan; and three cousins, James Purden, Kirby Elizabeth, and Warren Baker.
The family of Charles Grant Duncan will receive friends on Friday, October 11, 2013 after 10 a.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company, with a celebration honoring the Life of Charles Duncan to follow at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company with the Rev. Bill Conaster officiating.  
Burial will be in the Mill Springs  National Cemetery.  
Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 38.  
Somerset Undertaking Company is in charge of all arrangements. 
The family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to either the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kan., 66675 or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway  Drive, Somerset, Ky., 42503. 
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James Gadberry
James W. Gadberry, 90, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
He was born  in Jabez, Ky. on November 14, 1922 to the late George Gadberry and Permelia Johnson Gadberry. He was united in marriage to Joyce Candler Gadberry on December 30, 1946 in Rossville, Ga.  
He faithfully served his country during World War II and was wounded in battle in France on January 17, 1945. He received the purple heart and two battle stars. He also served in the Aleutian Islands Campaign, the German Campaign, Northern France.

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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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