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Roger Abell, 69, Liberty, KY (1949-2019)

Roger was a logger. He loved hunting and fishing.

Roger Abell, of Cooper Ridge Road, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at his residence. He was 69 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmET on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Larry Lemmon officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET until 9pmET on Monday, March 4, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Born on March 20, 1949, in Campbellsville, Kentucky, he was a son of Mary Wethington Abell and the late James Emmanuel Abell. Roger was a logger. He loved hunting and fishing. He was raised in Catholic faith.

Roger is survived by his wife, Wanda Overstreet Abell, who he wed on November 8, 1966; a daughter, Gwen Poteet of Mt. Washington; four sisters, Diann (David) Conquest of New York, Janis Turner of Campbellsville, Abbie (Don) Rose of Colorado and Sallie (Freddie) Marple of Knifley; five brothers, Jessie (Linda) Abell of Campbellsville, David (Angie) Abell of Knifley, Stan Abell of Texas, Robert (Kay) Abell of Liberty and Paul (Cathy) Abell of Bowling Green; and two grandchildren, Brooklyn Rose Poteet and Christian Scott Poteet.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a son, James Marshall Abell, who passed away on March 22, 1984.

Roger's pallbearers will be Bradley Irvin, Larry Irvin, Owen Knifley, Christian Poteet, Lionel Long and Mike Wethington. His brothers will serve as his honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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Roger Abell, 69, Liberty, KY (1949-2019)

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