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Killis Emerson, 88, Casey County, KY (1930-2019)
Killis Emerson, of Liberty, KY passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at his home. He was 88 years of age.
Funeral services are 10amCT/11amET Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Brother Troy Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in South Fork Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8pm Tuesday. Bill Whited, Donnie Poff, Greg Lawhorn, Brylee Emerson, Jodie Hatter, and Mike Simpson will serve as Killis' pallbearers.
Born on October 20, 1930, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late George and Levona Luttrell Emerson. Killis was a farmer and a member of South Fork Separate Baptist Church, where he also served as a deacon. He loved his horses, mules, and going on trail rides.
Survivors include one son, Russell (Peggi) Emerson of New Richmond, Ohio; two daughters, Wanda (Bill) Whited and Kathie (Donnie) Poff, both of Liberty; two brothers, Archie (Linda) Emerson of Providence, Rhode Island and Jesse (Teresa) Emerson of Flat Rock, Indiana; one sister, Sally Byrd of Liberty; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, Killis was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Hopper Emerson, who passed away on November 6, 2018; three brothers, Leroy Emerson, Lafon Emerson, and Russell Emerson; and two sisters, Ila Tarter and Alpha Ramey.
Memorial contributions are suggested to South Fork Cemetery Fund: C/O Kevin Spaw, 2367 Johnathan Fork Road, Liberty, Kentucky 42539.
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY is in charge of arrangements.
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