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Obituary: Avery England, 88, Adair Co., KY

Mr. England was a native of Metcalfe Co., KY, and was a member of a large, respected South Adair Co., KY family. He was a member of the Antioch United Methodist Church and was a farmer. His marriage to Catherine (Sparks) England, who survives, endured 67 years.

Avery England, age 88 years of Hwy 1952 in the Chance Community of Adair Co., KY, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 2:55pmCT, at the Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY after a short illness.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQuearyFuneral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Darrell Pelston and Bro. Lonny Karnes the officiating clergy. Interment in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, 54 Chestnut Grove RD, Breeding, KYThe family request visiting after 4pmCT on Monday, July 12, 2010, at the funeral home.

Avery England, Adair Co., KY (1921-2010)

He was born September 27, 1921 in Metcalfe Co., KY, the son of the late Avery and Lillie (Janes) England. He died Saturday, July 10, 2010, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY, at the age of 88 years, 9 months, and 13 days.He is survived by his wife of 67 years: Catherine (Sparks) England of Columbia, KY and the following"
  • Two sons: Kenneth England and wife Beverly of Columbia, KY; and Glyn England and wife Janice of Columbia, KY

  • Two daughters: Kathy Pelston and husband Lowell of Columbia, KY, and Charlotte Bryant of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Jewell Reece of Columbia, KY

  • One half sister: Rita Osbourne of Louisville, KY

  • One half brother: Charles Wheeler of Illinois

  • Eight grandchildren: Kenny Dale England, Talisha England, Sherica Karnes, Brent Pelston,Bradley Pelston, Bart Pelston, David Parnell and Jennifer Parnell

  • Seven great grandchildren

  • And a host of nieces, nephew and friends.
Mr. England was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Brenda Marie Englandon August 6, 1945, and by these half brothers and half sister Jack Patton, Jay Wheeler,Aaron Wheeler, T.L. Wheeler, and Regina Loy.

Mr. England was a member of the Antioch United Methodist Church and a farmer.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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