Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Abbie Lee Garner Capps, Cumberland Co., KY (1915-2012)

She was a native of Cumberland County and the matriarch of a highly regarded Oldham County, KY family. She leaves 51 direct living descendants. She was a retired employee of the Oldham County Board of Education and was a Christian and of the Baptist faith

Abbie Lee Garner Capps, age 97 of La Grange, Kentucky formerly of Burkesville, KY passed away on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 at The Richwood Nursing Home in La Grange, KY.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11amCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in the Modoc Cemetery in Cumberland County, KY. Family requests visitation 5pm-9pmCT, on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

Abbie Lee Garner Capps, Cumberland Co., KY (1915-2012)

She was born Friday, April 09, 1915 in Cumberland County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Bertha Poindexter Garner. She died Tuesday, October 9, 2012, in La Grange, Oldham County, KY, at the age of 97 years, six months.

She was a retired employee of the Oldham County Board of Education and was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Norma Flowers, two granddaughters, Deborah Flowers and Theresa Capps Thompson, and one daughter-in-law, Shirley Capps.

Survivors include the following:
  • Four sons: Clarence Larry Capps of Pineville, KY: Ralph Capps and his wife Betty of Lebanon Junction, KY: and Chattin Capps and Keith Capps both of La Grange, KY

  • One daughter: Faye Swanner and her husband Larry of La Grange, KY

  • One brother: Billy Frank Garner of Burkesville, KY

  • One sister: Madine Wright and her husband Herbert of Indianapolis, IN

  • Eleven grandchildren

  • Nineteen great grandchildren

  • Sixteen great great grandchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Send a condolence to the family of Abbie Lee Garner Capps

Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

This story was posted on 2012-10-10 17:32:24
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.