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Mattie Lee Chrisman, 78, Columbia, KY (1943-2021)

Mattie Lee (Beard) Chrisman of Columbia passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 10:21 P.M. at the home of her granddaughter in Russell Springs. She was 78 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Darrell Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in Milltown Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 5pmCT on Saturday.

She was born March 13, 1943, in Adair County, to the late Cassius and Vester Beard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Clifton "Chris" Chrisman, two children, Eugene and Debbie Chrisman and two grandchildren, Rachel Dotson and Wesley Rucker.

Survivors include:
  • Two sons - Larry (Donnetta) Chrisman and David Chrisman all of Columbia
  • Two daughters - Sandra (Jewell) Dotson of Columbia, Hazel Louise Chrisman of Barbourville
  • Seven grandchildren - Eric (Samantha) Chrisman of Columbia, Samantha (Troy) Berry of Russell Springs, Randall Dotson and Amy Dotson both of Columbia, Renea Rucker of Glasgow, Chris Rucker of Tompkinsville
  • 26 Great-Grandchildren
  • Three Great-Great Grandchildren
  • Several other relatives and friends
Casket Bearers: Eric Chrisman, Troy Berry, Randall Dotson, Dusty Chamberlain, Austin Beard, Kenny Dotson

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Mattie Lee Chrisman, 78, Columbia, KY (1943-2021)

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