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Obituary: Clesbie Black, 92, Russell Springs, KY

He was a highly respected citizen of Russell Springs. He was the long time owner of one of South Central Kentucky's longest established auto parts businesses, and was a member of the Russell Springs United Methodist Church.

Clesbie Black, 92, Russell Springs, KY, died Friday, December 24, 2010, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset, KY.

The funeral service will be at 11amCT, Thursday, December 30, 2010, at the Russell Springs United Methodist Church, 206 Jamestown ST, Russell Springs, KY. MAP. Bro. Jim Kingry and Bro. Dennis Price will officiate, with special singing by the church choir. Visitation will be after 6pmCT, Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main ST, Russell Springs, KY, and after 9amCT, at the church. Burial will be in Russell Springs City Cemetery.

Clesbie Black, Russell Co., KY (1918-2010)

Clesbie Black was the son of the late Vandie Frost Black and Walter G. Black. He was born in Casey Co., KY, Monday, April 1, 1918 and died Friday, December 24, 2010, in Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY, at the age of 92 years, 8 months, and 23 days.He was the long time operator of B & H Auto Parts in Russell Springs. He was a member of the Russell Springs United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, LaVere Black, Russell Springs, KY, and the following:
  • One son: Donnie (Diane) Black, Russell Springs, KY

  • One daughter: Connie Lue (Norman) Martin, Somerset, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Bradley David (Maria) Morrow, Woodlawn, TN; Tracie (Dave) Eperson, Louisville, KY; and Daniel Ray Black, Russell Springs, KY

  • Three great grandchildren: Lorena Eleanor, and Valerie

  • One brother: Frank (Virginia) Black, Russell Springs, KY

  • One sister: Neva Bernard, Russell Springs, KY
Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main ST, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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