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Florence Gore, Adair County, KY (1921-2013)

She was a highly regarded member of the Columbia community and the matriarch of a distinguished Adair County family, with many ties elsewhere, principally in Russell County, KY, She leaves 9 direct living descendants, She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church and was owner of Columbia Candy Company for many years

Florence Gore, 91, of Columbia, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4:36amCT, at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY.

Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT/6pm-9pmET, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Services will be private.

Casket Bearers: Jimmy Flanagan, Len Gore, Dr. Lanny Gore, Sean Collins, Rickie Williams, Luke Gore, and Landon Gore

Florence Gore, Adair County, KY (1921-2013)

She was born November 6, 1921, in Washington County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mamie Arnold Hatchett. She died Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Jamestown, Russell County, KY, at the age of 91 years, 5 months, and 19 days.

She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church and was owner of Columbia Candy Company for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.H. "Dagwood" Gore on September 28, 1992.

Survivors include:
  • Her son and daughter-in-law: Charles Lenwood and Louella Gore of Russell Springs, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Lou Ann (Jimmy) Flanagan of Russell Springs, Len (Kara) Gore of Nicholasville, Dr. Lanny R. (Angela) Gore of New Albany, IN

  • Six great-grandchildren: Katie Flanagan, Charlie, Lauren, Luke, Eden and Landon Gore
At Florence's request, no flowers are to be sent, but a donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children or the donor's favorite charity would be appreciated. These may be left at the funeral home.

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

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