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Lavoy Price, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2011)

She was one of South Central Kentucky's most widely know restaurant and general store operators. She retired as owner and operator of Prices Grocery, near Saloma, after over fifty years at the store and restaurant, in partnership with her husband, Roland W. Price until his death in 1986. She was an unforgettable personality, and a font of community news. She is remembered for her warmth, wit and for the wonderful food she served from a groaning board buffet at embarassingly low prices; so popular on Saturdays when diners would drive in from surrounding county seat towns. Her generosity was legendary. If she thought one hadn't eaten enough from the buffet, she was known to refuse to take full price. She was a member of the Zion Separate Baptist Church in Taylor County. -CM

Lavoy Price, 79, of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Willie Sprowles and Irene Yates Sprowles, was born in Taylor County, Kentucky, January 25, 1932. She died at 3:15pmET, Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services will be at 11amET/10amCT, Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Ronda Arnett.Burial will be in Zion Separate Baptist Church Cemetery, 542 Levelwood Road, Campbellsville, KY, . Visitation will be after 5pmET/4pmCT, Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Clarence Colvin, Jimmie Graham, David Hunt, Jason Miller, Grover Pylesand Arnold Sprowles.

Lavoy Price, Taylor Co., KY (1932-2011)

Lavoy Price was the daughter of the late Willie Sprowles and Irene Yates Sprowles. She was born in Taylor County, Kentucky, on Monday, January 25, 1932. She died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, at the age of 79 years, 8 months, and 9 days. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Zion Separate Baptist Church.

She retired as owner and operator of Prices Grocery for over fifty years.She united in marriage to Roland W. Price December 1, 1948. He preceded her in death March 11, 1986.

She is survived by the following:
  • A daughter-in-law: Gail Price

  • Two grandchildren: Darrin Price and wife, Nikki and Dana Young of Campbellsville, KY

  • Five great-grandchildren: Audrey Young, Sadie Young, Silas Young, Lanigan Price and Lainey Price

  • Two brothers and three sisters: Coleman Sprowles and wife, Sue, Glevins Sprowles and wife, Ann, Geneva Shofner, Alberta French and husband, William Buster, all of of Campbellsville, KY; and Chrystal Sullivan and husband, Larry of Louisville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a son, Shively Price September 13, 2011 and one brother, Virgil Sprowles in infancy.

Send a condolence to the family of Lavoy PriceThe Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY in charge of arrangements.

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Unforgettable Lavoy Price (1932-2011)

2011-10-05 - 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY - Photo from Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
unforgettable Lavoy Price, Tayor County, KY (1932-2011)

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