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Obituary: Doris E. Gaines, 81 Campbellsville, KY

She was a member of a large, respected Taylor Co., KY family, and leaves 47 living descendants. She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom

Doris E. Gaines, 81, Campbellsville, KY, died at 3:00amET, Thursday, October 1, 2009, Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral services will be held at 11:00amET, Saturday, October 3, 2009, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Alan Witham and Rev. Carlis Compton. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg RD, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation is after 5:00pmET, Friday, October 2, 2009 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Robbie Beard, David Graham, Darin Brewer, Justin Hash, Dean Faulkner, Richard Puryear, Cameron Gaines, and Arnold Sallee.

Doris E. Gaines, 81 (March 23, 1928 - October 1, 2009)

Doris E. Gaines of Campbellsville, daughter of the late George Milton Sapp and Tommie Phillips Sapp, was born in March 23, 1928, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She died at 3:00amET, Thursday, October 1, 2009, in Campbellsville, KY at the age of 81 years, 6 months, and 28 days.

She professed faith in Christ at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

She was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.

She united in marriage to John W. Gaines March 1, 1947.

Besides her husband, John W. Gaines, of Campbellsville, she is survived by the following:
  • One son: John D. Gaines and wife Carolyn, Campbellsville, KY

  • Three daughters: Mildred Beard and husband, Joe, J Phyllis White and husband, Ronnie and Madonna Beard and husband, David, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Nine grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren

  • One brother and sister-in-law, Bradley and Fannie Belle Sapp of Tennessee

  • Two brothers-in-law: Sam Harden and James Allen Gaines and wife, Mary Belle of Campbellsville, KY

  • Sister-in-law: Mary Gaines of Campbellsville, KY

  • several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends
She was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Gaines, and two brothers and three sisters, Elan B. Sapp, Floyd Sapp Helen Harden, Magdalene Wise and Geneva Rueff.

Family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Gideon Bibles and may be made at the funeral home.

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Parrott & Ramsey 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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