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Opal Feese, Adair County, KY (1920-2013)

She was the oldest living member of the Egypt Christian Church at the time of her death. She was the matriarch of a large, highly regarded Adair County, KY, family. She was a native of Adair County, KY and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the widow Gordon Feese. She leaves 52 direct living descendants spanning three generations and four step descendants
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Opal Feese, 92, of the Egypt community, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:50pmCT, at Summit Manor Health & Rehab Center, Columbia, KY.

The funeral service will be Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 1pmCT, at Egypt Christian Church, 4855 Knifley Road, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Paul Patton & Bro. Hugh Withers officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT/5pmET, Friday. August 16, 2013, and from 7amCT/8amET-10amCT/11amET, on Saturday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and after 11amCT/12pmET, Saturday at the church.

Grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as casket bearers.

Opal Feese, Adair County, KY (1920-2013)

She was born Tuesday, September 10, 1920, in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Wesley & Fannie Bryant Willis. She died Wednesday, August 14, 2013, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 92 years, 11 months, and 4 days.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Feese and a son, Dwain Feese.

She was the oldest living member of Egypt Christian Church at the time of her death.

Survivors include:
  • Two sons: Wallace (Sharon) Feese and Gordon Willis Feese all of Columbia

  • Four daughters: Linda (Maxie) Smith, Robbie (Robert) Bell & Lana (Dale) Roy all of Columbia, Teresa (David) Newman of Bowling Green

  • A daughter-in-law - Barbara Feese of Columbia

  • Twenty grandchildren

  • One step-grandchild

  • Twenty-six great-grandchildren

  • Three step great-grandchildren

  • Several other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Egypt Christian Building Fund 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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Opal Feese, Adair County, KY (1920-2013)

2013-08-15 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

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