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Ray Bryant, Knifley, KY (1913-2011)

He was the head of a large, highly regarded North Adair Co., KY family. He was a member of the Knifley Christian Church where he served as an Elder and Deacon.

Ray Bryant, 97, of Knifley, KY, died Wednesday June 1, 2011 at 7:40amCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 10amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Hugh Withers and Bro. Jimmie Knifley officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery. 1276 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pm, Friday. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Casket Bearers: Mitchell Corbin, Perry Corbin, Barry Bennett, Scott Bennett, Ty Bennett, and Matt Rogers.

Ray Bryant, Knifley, KY (1913-2011)

He was born Sunday, August 24, 1913 in Adair Co., KY. He was the son of the late William Edward and Mattie Frances Munday Bryant. He died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Columbia, Adair Co., KY, at the age of 97 years, 9 months, and 8 days.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Arnold Bryant and by five sisters and one brother; Rosa Knifley, Cecil Knifley, Fannie Knifley, Bettie Jo Riggin, Jeanette Sapp and Ezra Bryant.

He was a member of Knifley Christian Church where he had served as an Elder and Deacon.

Survivors include the following:
  • One daughter: Glenna( Travis) Corbin of Knifley, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Marsha (Barry) Bennett of Columbia, KY; Mitchell Corbin of Elizabethtown, KY; and Perry (Becky) Corbin of Ashland, OH

  • Three great-grandchildren: Scott (LeAnna) Bennett, Leslie (Matt) Rogers, and Ty Bennett

  • Three great-great grandchildren: Hayden and Addie Bennett, and Bryant Rogers
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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