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Allene Collins, Adair County, KY (1934-2013)

She was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Joe & Emma Moore Absher. She was the matriarch if a respected Adair County family with an enduring presence here. She leaves 10 direct living descendants spanning a remarkable five generations.
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Allene Collins, age 78 years of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 2:45amET, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset, KY after a short illness.

Graveside service Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at the Freedom Cemetery, Freedom Cemetery, 576 Freedom Church Road. Columbia, KY. with Bro. Gene Conover the officiating clergy. Interment in the Freedom Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.

Allene Collins, Adair County, KY (1934-2013)

She was born Tuesday, October 16, 1934 in Adair County, KY. She was the the daughter of the late Joe & Emma Moore Absher. She died Thursday, August 15, 2013, in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY, a the age of 78 years, 9 months, and 29 days.

Survivors include the following:
  • One son: David Scott and wife Christy, of Columbia, KY.

  • One daughter: Marlene Flatt and Melvin, of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: James Absher of Columbia, KY

  • Three sisters: Mattie Lawhorn , Alma Furkin and Lois Claiborne all of Columbia, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Doug Scott & wife Juanita; and Shannon Scott Gadberry and husband Bronson

  • Four great grandchildren: Cody Gadberry, Anthony Alley, Jonathon Scott, and Corey Scott

  • Great great grandchild: Timmree Alley
She was preceded in death by a brother Holland Absher and two sisters Thelma Wall and Edith Floyd.

Send a condolence to the family of Allene Collins

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Allene Collins, Adair County, KY (1934-2013)

2013-08-19 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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