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Obituary: Emily Cain Edwards Sargent, 80, Columbia, KY

She was a member of a highly respected Adair County family, a faithful member of the Columbia Baptist Church, and an active member of the Columbia Woman's Club, who was prominently involved in the social and civic activities of Columbia throughout her life. She was a recently retired Real Estate agent.

Emily Cain Sargent, 80, of Columbia, KY, died Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 8:54pmET at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.

Funeral services will be Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, with Dr. Ted Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Saturday, January 15, 2011.

Casket Bearers: Dusty May, Davis May, Dan Antle, J.D. Zornes, Robert Flowers, and Jim Flowers.

Emily Cain Edwards Sargent, Adair Co., KY (1930-2011)

She was born in Taylor Co., KY, on March 3, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Nina Yarberry Edwards. She died Thursday, January 13, 2011, in Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY, having attained the age of 80 years, 10 months, and 10 days.

She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church, a member of Columbia Woman's Club and was a retired Real Estate Agent.

Survivors include the following:
  • One son: Arthur Sargent of Louisville, KY

  • One daughter: Mary Buchner of Asheville, NC

  • Two grandchildren: Emily and Bradley Buchner

  • One sister: Mary Frances May of Columbia, KY

  • Several other relatives and friends
Memorials are suggested to Columbia Baptist Church and may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
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The Sisters

2011-01-15 . Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener
taken at Home of Dr. Andy and Mrs. Keena Grant, Columbia, KY
In our memories we rarely think of one without the other. Affectionately known as "The Sisters," few Adair Countians needed an explanation to know that The Sisters were Mary Frances May, left and Emily Sargent. Together they brightened everyday life in Columbia with their radiance, friendliness, style and presence with the other "Fabulous Ladies," as Ann Flowers so aptly described them, who always made every important function in Columbia. Now, with the passing of Emily Sargent, Adair County has her memory to cherish, and Mary Frances May, now The Sister, to treasure. The photo was taken following Campbellsville University Day at Columbia Baptist Church where long time CU trustee Mary Frances May was presented the University's prestigious Leadership Award by CU leaders President Michael V. Carter, Vice President for Church and External Relations and Special Assistant to the President John Chowning, Vice President for Academics Frank Cheatham, Professor Ted Taylor, and Vice President for Finance Otto Tenant.

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