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Obituary: Nova N. Barnes Corbin, 75 Adair Co. KY

She was a beloved Adair Countian, a member of the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. She is remembered as a great cook, a loving mother, grandmother, and recently, great grandmother. She was happiest when her children and grandchildren gathered for Sunday meals, which they did often.

Nova N. Barnes Corbin, 75, Columbia, KY, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at 3:45pm at the University of Louisville Hospital, after a short illness.

The funeral service will be Thursday, July 1, 2010, at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Dr. Doug Lyons and Rev. Mike Moon officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Casket bearers: Randy Reece, Larry Blakley, Ronnie Towles, Don Shuffett, Josh Blakley, Nicholas towles, Ashley Shuffett, and Luke Shuffett.

Honorary casket bearers: David Martin, Terry Partin, Dr. Phil Aaron, Mayor Pat Bell, Hunter Durham, Ernest Corbin, Joseph Parnell, Jerry Corbin, Atwood Corbin, Glen Corbin, Marion "Short" Fudge, James Barnes, Coy England, David England, and Billy Gibson.

Nova N. Barnes Corbin, Adair Co., KY (1934-2010)

Nova N. Barnes Corbin was the daughter of the late Arvil and Velma England Barnes. She was born Saturday, September 15, 1934, in Breeding, Adair Co., KY and died Monday, June 28, 2010, in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, at the age of 75 years, 9 months, and 13 days.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Corbin, on June 19, 2002.

Survivors include the following:
  • Two daughters: Patty Lyons and her husband Doug Lyons of Bowling Green, KY; and Sandra Wilson and her husband Rick Wilson, Columbia, KY

  • A son: Tony Corbin and his fiance, Machelle Landis and her daughter Terra and husband Clint, of Green Co., KY

  • Six grandchildren: Courtney Davenport and her husband, Aaron; Ashley Lyons; Brittany, Tonya, and Collin Corbin, and Kacy Wilson

  • One great-grandson: Gabriel Aaron Davenport

  • And a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Earnestine Barnes and Dorthea Barnes.

She was a member of the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was retired from Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and recently, a great grandmother.

Mrs. Corbin was a sensational cook with a strong work ethic who believed in working hard and doing a job "the right way." She loved her family and her church family. She was happiest when her children and grandchildren gathered for Sunday meals, which they did often.

She was known as MaMa Corbin to many and will be greatly missed.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

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