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Obituary: Chester Dunbar, 87, Russell Springs, KY

He was a member of French Valley United Methodist Church and was owner operator of Dunbar Western Store

Chester Dunbar, 87, Hwy 379, Russell Springs, KY, died Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

The funeral will be at 1pmCT, Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main ST, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Steve Jones the officiating clergy and special music by Robin Riddle, Janice Popplewell, and Barbara Bault. Burial will be in the Russell County Memorial Gardens.

Chester Dunbar, 87, Russell County, KY (1929-2010)

He was born January 24, 1929, in Russell County, KY. He was the son of the late Mary Snow Popplewell Dunbar and Dewey Cuba Dunbar. He died January 6, 2010, in Russell Springs, KY, at the age of 87 years, 11 months, and 13 days.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lelia Marie Green Dunbar.

He is survived by the following:
  • One son: Chester "Andy" (Patty Ann) Dunbar, Hope, IN

  • One daughter: Kim (Ricky) Johnbson, Russell Springs, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Melissa Ann (Dwayne) Bean, and Jason Andrew (Brisha) Dunbar

  • Six great grandchildren: Natasha K., Dulan, Conner, Blake, Brayden, and Blane

  • Two nephews: Bruce and Bobby Dunbar
He was owner and operator of Dunbar Western Store and was a member of the French Valley Methodist Church. He was served in the US. Marines.Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Morris Dunbar; one sister, Imogene Dunbar; and his step-mother, Dorothy Dunbar.

The family requests memorials to the Gideons International or the French Valley United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Bernard 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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