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Obituary: Flora Blakley, 78


Mrs. Blakley was a member of Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church and of a large, respected Adair County family. She was a retired worker in the Jefferson County School system

Flora Blakley, 78, Louisville, KY, died Monday, August 25, 2008, at 3:30pm at Golden Living Camelot Nursing Home in Louisville, KY.

The funeral service will be Thursday, August 28, 2008, at 1:00pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, with Bro. Ray Smith officiating.

A native of Adair County, she was a daughter of the late Carter and Vester Moss Keltner, a member of Tarter's Chapel United Methodist Church, and was a retired cafeteria worker from the Jefferson County Public Schools.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Blakley, Louisville, KY, and the following:
  • Two sons and daughters in law: Larry and Darlene Blakley, and Mike and Mary Blakley, all of Louisville, KY

  • One daughter: Linda Wright, Greensburg, KY

  • Done brother: George Henry Keltner, Milltown, KY

  • One sister: Mildred Sneed, Louisville, KY

  • Six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by a sister, Nola Sneed.

Visitation will be after 1:00pmCT, Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Casket bearers: Millard Keltner, Joshua Blakley, Todd Legg, Mikie Blakley, Arlis Sneed, and Wayne Sneed.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin 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: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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