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Alvin Allen (Blue) Appleby, 75, Russell Co., KY native (1946-2022)

Alvin Allen "Blue" Appleby of Clementsville passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022, at Casey County Hospital. He was 75 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmET on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Jeff Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11amET to 1pmET on Thursday at the funeral home.

Born October 26, 1946, in Russell Co., KY, he was a son of the late Chester O. and Lois Glover Appleby. Blue, as known by most, worked for 53 years for Wolford and Wethington. As a younger man, he worked for Beards Service Station in Campbellsville. Blue enjoyed hanging out at J&B Grocery in Clementsville. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and cooking.

Survivors include his son, William Appleby of Clementsville; sisters, Wanda Wilson of Liberty, Phyllis (and Harley) Ritchey of Campbellsville, and Emma Jean (and Leland) Sanders of Adair County; and 2 grandchildren, Mariah and Michael Appleby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Darlene Clements Appleby; sons, Michael and Ricky Appleby; brothers, Henry, Arnold, Franklin, and James Appleby; and sister, Anna Pearl Appleby.

Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at

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Allen Appleby, 75, Russell Co., KY native (1946-2022)

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