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Obituary: James Russell Reece, 90, Edmonton, KY

Mr. Reeces was the head of a highly respected family, a lifetime farmer, a veteran of 42 months service in WWII, and an active member of the Metcalfe County VFW Post. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Christian Church near Breeding in Adair County, KY and will be buried in the cemetery there.

James Russell Reece, 90, Edmonton, KY, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery near Breeding, KY, in Adair County. Visitation will be from 2:00pmCT until 8:00pomCT, Saturday, March 7, 2009, and after 9:00amCT, Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Butler Funeral Home, East Street on the Square, Edmonton, KY.



He was the son of the late Rufus and Betty Strange Reece.

Mr. Reece was a US Army veteran who served in the South Pacific for a period of 42 months in World War II. He was a lifetime farmer and a member of the Chestnut Grove Christian Church. He was an active member of the Metcalfe County VFW Post.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Nell Boston Reece.

He is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Paula (Danny) Propes, Columbia, KY; and Annette (John) Hepner, Bowling Green, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Jason (Donna) Propes, Elizabethtown, KY; Eric (Katie) Propes, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Kelly and Natalie Hepner, Bowling Green, KY

  • Three great grandchildren: Caleb, Dawson, and Evan Propes

  • Five brothers: Ralph, Tommy, Billy, and Bob Reece, all of Edmonton, KY; and J.W. Reece, Louisville, KY

  • Two sisters: Marguerite Sulllivan, Edmonton, KY; and Martha Mitchell, Louisville, KY
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Leon Reece.
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: grissomfuneralhome@alltel.net. Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: stottspm@alltel.net. Website URL: http://www.stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com Friends you trust, caring for people you love.

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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail: grissomfuneralhome@windstream.net.
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