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Obituary: James B. Pyles, 81, Army veteran

Mr. Pyles was a member of a respected Adair County family. He was renown for his wit and for the skills he had perfected in his craft

James B, Pyles, 81, a resident of Summit Manor Nursing Home, died Friday, May 18, 2007, at 11:30am, CT, at the Westlake Regional Hospital.

The funeral service will be Sunday, May 20, 2007, at 1:00pm, at Grissom Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Coffey officiating.


He was a son of the late James Barlow and Retta Mae Bryant Pyles. He was a US Army veteran, and a retired welder. He was widely known for his humor.

Mr. Pyles is survived by the following:
  • Three sons: David Pyles, Columbia; and Jimmy Wayne and Jackie Pyles, both of Russell Springs

  • Five daughters: Terry Lane Selby, Russell Springs, KY; Melinda Young, Columbia; Glenda Fusia, Tampa, FL; Becky Coffey, Raleigh, NC; Donna Ollery, Columbia, KY

  • Four brothers: Rollin Pyles and Walter Pyles of Columbia, KY; Aaron Pyles of Campbellsville, KY; and Howard Pyles of Cincinnati, OH

  • Three sisters: Altha Burton, Columbia, KY; and Clara Jones and Lila Pyles, both of Campbellsville, KY

  • And seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren
Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery with military honors presented by VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 4:00pm, Saturday, May 19, 2007.

Grissom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: grissomfuneralhome@alltel.net. Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.


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