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Marie B. Sullivan, Cumberland Co., KY native (1921-2012)

She grew up on Crocus Creek in the Amandaville community of Cumberland County, KY. She was a member of a prominent Cumberland County, KY family, a sister of the late Elizabeth Chowning. She was married to W.G. Sullivan, originally from Columbia, KY for over 51 years. She leaves eight direct living descendants. Mrs. Sullivan lived in Columbia, KY, in the late 1940s, early 1950s. The Sullivan family owned the house on the hill adjacent to the Columbia Cemetery which is now part of the Cemetery, where Mrs. Sullivan will be interred.

Marie B. Sullivan .91, of Louisville, KY, died November 4, 2012 at Oaklawn Nursing and Rehab center. She was the former Marie Brockman, a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a one time resident of Columbia, KY.

A celebration of Marie's life will be conducted at 10amET/9amCt, Thursday, November 8, 2012 in the Chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY. Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia Kentucky. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 4pm-8pmET/3pm-7pmCT, at the funeral home.

Marie B. Sullivan, Cumberland Co., KY native (May 24, 1921 - Nov. 4, 2012)

She was born Tuesday, May 24, 1921, in Cumberland County, KY. She died Sunday, November 4, 2012, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 91 years, 5 months, and 11 days.

She was a retired Jefferson County teacher and a member of the Okolona Christian Church.

Her husband of 51 years, W.G. Sullivan, Columbia, KY, preceded her in death; also a sister Elizabeth Chowning.

Mrs. Sullivan is survived by the following:
  • Her daughter: Sandra Sullivan Gray of Louisville, KY

  • Grandsons: Tim Gray (Robin) of Tega Cay, South Carolina; and Eric Gray (Sherry) of Forest, Virginia

  • Five great grandchildren: Meagan, Ashley, Matthew, Holly and Natalie

  • A brother: Russell Brockman (Sue) of Hodgenville, KY

  • Sisters in law: Dimple Smith of Indiana and Dorothy Sterling of Arizona
The family would like to thank the staff of Oaklawn for their attentive and compassionate care.

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Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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