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Regina Janes French, 88, Columbia, KY (1932-2020)

Regina French of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was 88 years old.

The family has chosen a drive-thru visitation on Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 11amCT until 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with a private service & burial to follow in Antioch Cemetery.

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She was born March 31, 1932. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Riley Janes & Ora Loy Janes Cape, one son, Ronnie Gaskin, one grandson, Eric Gaskin and the following siblings, Ores Bennett, Cortez Janes, Delbert Janes, Burley Janes, Jean Estes, Calma Weichert, Freda Janes, Olen Janes, Alfred Janes, Essie Rowe, Onie Sparks & Myrtle Coomer.

Regina was a member of Amazing Grace Church and a former employee of Osh Kosh B'Gosh and a farmer.

Survivors include:
  • One son & daughter-in-law - Garry & Frances Estes of Columbia
  • Two sisters - Inez Stotts of Sparksville & Lottie Edwards & husband Lucian of Columbia
  • One brother - Azro Janes of Brandenburg
  • Three grandchildren - Richie Estes & wife Michelle, Stacy Monroe & husband Phil all of Columbia, Faith Bishop & husband David of Louisville
  • Five great-grandchildren
  • Several other relatives & friends
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Antioch Cemetery Fund which can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Regina Janes French, 88, Columbia, KY (1932-2020)

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