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Eileen Compton, Adair Co., KY (1928-2012)

Mrs. Compton was the Pastor of the Grace Chapel Church in the Nell Community for 23 years. She was special, joyous Christian. She was a greatly admired by all those who knew her and were charmed by her warm smile. She always exuded a very real Christian faith and it is said that when she prayed, it was a like conversation with Christ himself. In addition to pastoral duties, she a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading and a wonderful, very lively, very loving family.
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Eileen Compton, age 83 years formerly of the Nell Community in Adair County, KY passed away Monday January 30, 2012 at 8:50pmCT, at the Barren County Health Center in Glasgow, KY after several months illness.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 200 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Daniel Compton the officiating clergy. Interment in the Moore Cemetery, 225 Prices Creek Road, at Gradyville, KY. The family requests visitation after 2pmCT on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at the funeral home.

Eileen Compton, Adair Co., KY (1928-2012)

She was born May 9, 1928 in Whiteville, NC, the daughter of the late Boss Elder and Lou Bertie Soles Coleman. She died Monday, January 30, 2012, in Glasgow, Barren Co., KY, at the age of 83 years, 8 months, and 21 days.Mrs. Compton was preceded in death by her husband Clayton Howard Compton on October 31, 2000.

She is survived by three sons: Clayton Timothy Compton and wife Vicky of Edmonton, KY; Mark Compton and wife Debbie of Glasgow, KY; Daniel Compton and wife Mary of Fisherville, KY

  • Seven grandchildren: Candice Robertson, Crystal Kingrey, Nathan Compton, Hannah Colvin, Sara Kyle, William Compton and Robert Compton

  • Eleven great grandchildren

  • One sister

  • and a host of other relatives and friends
Mrs. Compton was the Pastor of the Grace Chapel Church in the Nell Community for 23 years, a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, In charge of arrangements.

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Virginia Eileen Compton

2012-01-31 - Nell, Adair Co., KY - Photo by Candice Robertson. Portrait of a Beloved Grandmother died Monday, January 30, 2012. The photo was June 14, 2009, when she was 81 years old by her granddaughter.Seen in the ColumbiaMagazine group on Flickr.
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Candice Robertson: My Grandparent's Front Yard

2012-01-31 - Nell, District 4, Adair Co., KY - Photo by Candice Robertsopn. Nell Hill, Western Adair County, KY. "My Grandparent's Front Yard. The view from their front porch swing," Candice Robertson writes of this view. Memories of the scene are more precious since their passing. Virginia Eileen Compton died Monday evening, January 30, 2012. Seen in the ColumbiaMagazine group on Flickr.
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