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Obituary: Hillary Hadley, Adair Co., KY (1989-2010)

She was a very, very special Adair Countian. She was a poised, talented, beautiful young woman; a role model, a leader. She was a junior at Eastern Kentucky University, a member of the Campus Crusade for Christ, and is remembered for setting the standard for excellence as field commander for the Adair County Marching Band. She was a member of the Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church, where, fittingly, a memorial service will be held this Saturday, August 14, 2010. Columbia and Adair County grieve with the Hadley family and pray for them, at this time

Hillary Hadley, 21 years, 9095 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY died suddenly Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in Berea, KY from injuries received in a train and truck accident.

A memorial service will be Saturday, August 14, 2010, at 3pmCT, at Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church, 304 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY with Rev. Karen Russell and Dee Wade the officiating clergy. Burial will be in the McClister Cemetery, 4136 Fairplay RD, Columbia, KY

Visitation will be 5-10pm at the Hadley's home, 9095 Fairplay RD, Columbia, KY. An informal celebration of the life of Hillary Hadley will be held at the Hadley family home 9095 Fairplay Road, Columbia, KY, Friday evening, August 13, 2010 from 5pm-10pmCT.

The family will receive friends after the memorial service on Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of Columbia Union Presbyterian Church.

Hillary Hadley, Adair Co., KY (1989-2010)

Hillary Hadley was the daughter of Maxie and Kathy Hadley, Fairplay, Adair Co., KY. She was born Tuesday, January 17, 1989 and died August, 11, 2010, in Berea, Madison Co., KY, at the age of 21 years, 6 months, and 25 days.

Besides her parents, Hillary Hadley is survived by the the following:
  • One brother: Bart Hadley and wife: Lindsey of Lexington, KY

  • One sister: Hannah Hadley of Bowling Green, KY

  • Her maternal grandfather: Bob Wells and wife Beverly of Bowling Green, KY

  • Maternal grandmother: Willodean DeYoung and husband Bill of Franklin, KY

  • Her nephew: Hudson Hadley

  • Her special friend: Nicholas Ray of Owenton, KY
Hillary was a member of the Columbia Union Presbyterian Church, a student at Eastern Kentucky University were she was studying dietetics. She was a Regent Scholar at EKU, a member of the Campus Crusade for Christ, and a former field commander for the Adair County High School Band.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to Samaritans Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

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

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