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Obituary: Clay Eugene Beaty, 81, Columbia, KY

He was a native of Clinton County, KY, but lived most of his life in Adair Co., KY. He was a member of Haven Mission Church. He was well-liked by all he met and made thousands of friends here during his 35 year career with Kerns Baking Co. He was active in AA work for many years

Clay Beaty, 81, 1567 Keltner RD, Columbia, KY, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at 10:40amCT, at the Green Hill Nursing Home in Greensburg, KY, after several months illness.

The funeral service will be Friday, October 2, 2009 at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY with Bro. Jim Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. The family requests visitation after 4:00pmCT, Thursday, October 1, 2009, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Billy Fudge, Gary Keith, Kenneth Janes, Ralph Hadley, Oswell Stotts, and Donnie Murphy.

Clay Beaty, Adair County, KY (June 3, 1928 - September 30, 2009)

Clay Beaty was born June 3, 1928 the son of the late William Alec and Antha Buster Beaty of Clinton County, KY and passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:40amCT at Green Hill Nursing Home, Greensburg, KY at the age of 81 years, 3 months, and 27 days.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Corbin Beaty, Columbia, KY. and the following:
  • One son: Steve Beaty, Columbia, KY

  • Two daughters: Becky Keith and husband Donald, Columbia, KY; and Judy Reining of Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Ovadene Wesley of Sebring, FL; and Allene Boles of Indianapolis, IN

  • Five grandchildren: Janet Harmon, Rhonda Garrett, David Randall Curry, Jason Keith, and Shelley Pickett

  • Three great grandchildren: Corey Tyler Harmon, Josh Garrett, Kelci Marie Pickett
Mr. Beaty was a member of the Haven Mission Church in Columbia, KY. He was a route driver for Kerns Bread Co. for 35 years and was very active in the AA work for many years.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.

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