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Bro. Hershey Giles, 71, Adair Co., KY

Bro. Giles was a beloved Adair County minister who had served Separate Baptist congregations in South Central Kentucky. He had worked also at Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville and at the time of his death was an employee of the Adair Recycling Center. He was a member of Caldwell Ridge Separate Baptist Church and will be buried in the adjacent cemetery. Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton has ordered the lowering of flags at county installations to half staff due to his death. A number of County offices will be closed at the hour of his funeral.

Bro. Hershey Giles, 71, 3836 Elkhorn RD, Knifley, KY, passed awayMonday, November 16, 2009 at 3:20pmCT at the Westlake Regional HospitalEmergency Room in Columbia, KY.

The funeral service will be Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Raymond Atwood the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Caldwell Community Cemetery, 2705 Caldwell Ridge RD, near Knifley, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.

Pallbearers are Tim Giles, Paul Wayne Dickson, Donnie Spires, Stewart Greer, Johnnie Gabehart, and Travis Bryant.

The offices of the Adair County Judge Executive, the Adair County Recycling Center, the Adair County Road Department, and Adair Fiscal Court will be closed at 1pmCT, Thursday, November 19, 2009, for the funeral. Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton order flags at county installations lowered in honor of his memory.

Hershey Giles, Knifley, Adair Co., KY (1938-2008)

He was born June 20, 1938, the son of the late Edgar and Anna Margaret Roberts Giles and died November 16, 2009, in Columbia, KY, at the age of 71 years, 4 months, and 27 days.

He is survived by by his wife Sue Giles of Knifley, KY, and the following:
  • One daughter: Teresa Scott and husband Wilbur of Campbellsville, KY

  • One son: William Edgar Giles of Knifley, KY

  • Two brothers: John Harold Giles of Columbia, KY and Hansford Giles of VA

  • And several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
Mr. Giles was a devout Christian and a minister of the Gospel who had pastored several churches in his career, most recently and until a few years ago, the Beech Grove Separate Baptist Church near Glensfork, KY.

He held pastorates at Robinson Ridge Separate Baptist, Union Chapel, and Caldwell Ridge Separate Baptist. He also is a retired from the ministry shortly after leaving Beach Grove where he had pastored for 10 years.

He was a member of Caldwell Chapel Separate Baptist Church. He had worked many years at Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY. At the time of his death he was an employee of the Adair County Recycling Center. He was a member of Casey Creek Masonic Lodge.

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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: Website URL: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.

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