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Obituary: Ralph McCandless, 89, Knob Lick, KY

Mr. McCandless was a member of a large, respected North Metcalfe, KY, family. He leaves 46 living descendants. He was a retired farmer, a member of Antioch Baptist Church at Knob Lick, KY, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II

Ralph McCandless, age 89, of Knob Lick, KY, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Friday, January 15, 2010, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East ST, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Boston Cemetery at Sulphur Well, KY. Visitation will be 4-8pmCT, Thursday, January 14, and after 9am Friday, January 15, 2010, at the funeral home.

He was the son of the late Brown and Arvil Boston McCandless.
Ralph was a retired farmer, World War II Army veteran and member of the Antioch Baptist Church at Knob Lick. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Irwin McCandless, and the following:
  • Four sons: Stanley McCandless of Gainesville, FL; Roger McCandless, Knob Lick, KY; Tony McCandless, Hiseville, KY; and Rex McCandless, Knob Lick; KY

  • Two daughters: Shirley Crawford of Louisville, KY; and Renetta Bailey of Sulphur Well, KY

  • One sister: Trixie Lane of Danville, KY

  • .Fifteen grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren
Besides his parents Ralph was preceded in death by two sons, Mitchell and David McCandless, and four brothers.

Butler Funeral Home, Edmonton, KY, 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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