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Obituary: James Molen Corbin, 84, Adair Co., KY

Mr. Corbin was a member of a large, respected South Adair Co., KY family. He was a member of the Sparksville Church of the Nazarene and was a retired farmer

James Molen Corbin, 84, died Monday, August 17, 2009, at 5:15pmCT, at his home after an illness.

The funeral service will be at 2:00pmCT, Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Sparksville Church of the Nazarene, 9562 Burkesville RD, Columbia KY, in the Sparksville Community of Adair County, with Bro. Lonny Karnes and Bro. Donald Stotts officiating. Burial will be in the Roach Cemetery. Visitation will be after 12 noon CT, Wednesday, August 19, 2009, and and from 6:00amCT to 11:30amCT, Thursday, August 20, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and after 12 noon CT at the church.

James Molen Corbin (October 8, 1924 - August 17, 2009)

He was born October 8, 1924, the son of the late Frank Molen and Nora Ethel Sneed Corbin and died Monday, August 17, 2009.

Mr. Corbin was a member of the Sparksville Church of the Nazarene and a retired farmer.

Besides his parents, he was preced in death by two brothers and one sister, Ollie Frank Corbin, Thomas Huston Corbin, and Mary Helen Cowen.

He is survived by the following:
  • his wife of 65 years, Ida Ezola Janes Corbin, Columbia, KY
  • Four sons: Fred and wife Teresa Corbin, Ronnie and wife Janet Corbin, Glen Corbin, and Michael and wife Tammy Corbin, all of Columbia, KY

  • Four daughters: Genette and husband Ronnie Burton, Edinburg, IN; Maxine and husband Coy Froedge, Anita and husband Jerry Franklin, and Debbie and husband Tony Furkin, all of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: Arnold Corbin, Columbia, KY

  • Four sisters: Martha Parrish, Magnolia, KY; Dorothy Petty, Frances Coomer and Irene Crawhorn, all of Columbia, KY

  • Fifteen grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one step great grandchild

  • And several nieces, nephews, and friends
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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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