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Simpson Lee Reliford, 93, Columbia, KY (1925-2019)

Mr. Reliford was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 50 years, a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army and a retired farmer.

Simpson Lee Reliford of Columbia, KY, died Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at T.J. Health Columbia. He was 93 years old.

Funeral services will be at NoonCT on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY. Rev. William Davenport and Rev. Steve Pescosolido will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Columbia Cemetery with Military Honors provided by VFW Post 6097.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 8, 2019, from 4pmCT until 8pmCT at the funeral home, and will continue on Saturday until time for the service.

Born on July 1, 1925, in Gradyville, KY, he was the son of the late Ed and Ruby Pearl Coomer Reliford.

Mr. Reliford was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 50 years, a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army and a retired farmer.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Pauline Moss Reliford and seven siblings L. C., Laure, Thurman, Cooley Daley, Mary Maley, Margaret Haley and Christine Reliford.

Survivors include his wife Shirley Dudley Reliford of Columbia; two children Todd Reliford (Rhonda) and Nancy Hamlett of Columbia; a step-son Larry Dudley of Columbia; three grandchildren Christopher Reliford, Amanda Foster and Kim Hamlett; three great grandchildren Abby, Sam and Jacob Reliford; three step-grandchildren Adam Dudley, Jennifer Cowan and Jamie Cowan; three step-great grandchildren Joshua Dudley, Skylar Hare and Ethan Cook; several nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives also survive.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Wilson, Chris Wilson, Benny Burton, Tony Jessee, Brandon Minton and Larry Dudley.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Ballou, C. J. Holt, Ralph Curry, Wid Harris, Eugene Atchley, Garry Hatcher, Jamie Cowan, Kelly Hamlett, Dwight Coomer, Richard Stephens, Mike Akin, A. L. "Pewee" Sinclair, Steve Roy, Vince Pefferman and Mike Harris.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Simpson Lee Reliford, 93, Columbia, KY (1925-2019)

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