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Joe George, 83, Adair County. KY (1929-2012)

He was the patriarch of a large, respected South Adair County, KY family. He leaves 21 direct living descendants. He was a member of 3Trees Church and a retired logger

Joe George, 83, of Columbia, died Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:25 A.M. at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Hadley and Pastor Kelly Burton officiating. Burial will be in Burchett Cemetery, 67 Burchett Cemetery Road, Columbia (Cundiff Community), KY. Visitation after 5pmCT, Monday, September 10, 2012.

Casket Bearers: Scott Guffey, David George, Tony George, Aaron Melson, Kevin "Doc" Spencer, Leroy Spencer, Deamon Spencer.

Honorary casket bearers: Junior Martin, Jordan McClister, Corey McClister, Justin Akers, Josh Kerr, A.J. Lane.

Joe George, 83, Adair County. KY (1929-2012)

He was born Monday, July 17, 1929, in Creelsboro, KY. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Rinda Butler George. He died Saturday, September 8, 2012, in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY, at the age of 83 years, 1 months, and 22 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Louise Helm George; three sons, Jimmy, Billy Joe and Lester George and two grandchildren, Rhonda Miller and Michael George.

He was a member of 3trees Church and a retired logger.

Survivors include:
  • His wife: Opal Richards Kelsay George of Columbia, KY

  • One son: Dale (Sherri) George of Russell Springs, KY

  • Two daughters: Joyce (Junior) Martin & Renee Stinson all of Columbia, KY

  • Twelve grandchildren

  • Six great-grandchildren

  • and several other relatives and friends
Send a condolence to the family of Joe George

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Joe George, 83, Adair County. KY (1929-2012)

2012-09-10 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

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