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Oldest living Kentuckian, 111, dies in Campbellsville, KY
Sad word of the passing of Mrs. Lera Williams. The Campbellsville resident, Cumberland County native was 111 years old. Complete obituary will be posted when obituary received from Parrott & Ramsey Funeral home
See also: Lera Williams: Still trusting God on her 109th birthday Campbellsville University story and photo by Linda Waggener
From John Chowning
I wanted to let you know that Mrs. Lera Williams passed away early last night at Grandview Nursing Home. She was 111 years old.
Until just a few months ago, she lived on Meader Street - CU has recently purchased her home.
She was the oldest living Kentuckian and among the oldest living Americans. Visitation is Monday evening (November 28, 2011) beginning at 5pmET/4pmCT. at Parrott-Ramsey Funeral Home, and the funeral service is on Tuesday morning at 9:30amET/8:30CT.. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and had several generations of family in our church. I will be helping with the service at the request of the family.
She was a native of Cumberland County and moved with her husband and young family to Taylor County in the 1920's. Betty Pyles, her youngest daughter, passed away a few months ago and was a very active member of our church.
Since her 100th birthday, our office has made contacts each year on her birthday (February 9) to get birthday greetings from the White House to the state house to the courthouse, etc. She really enjoyed visitors and was alert until the final days of her life.
She was a remarkable lady. I was amazed at her life, the change she witnessed, and the historical events she lived through. Remember her family, please, in your prayers.
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