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Wanda Gifford, Casey County, KY (1940-2013)

She was a native of Casey County, KY and a resident at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Elijah and Myrtle Godbey Hardwick and the matriarch of a very large, respected, Casey County, KY family. Thursday September 19, 2013 at her home in Casey County, KY
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Wanda Gifford passed away Thursday September 19, 2013 at her home in Casey County, KY. She was 73.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, September 22, 2013 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 with Bro. Johnny Maupin officiating. Burial is at South Fork Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 10amCT/11amET, until funeral service.

Wanda Gifford, Casey County, KY (1940-2013)

Born Monday, September 16, 1940 in Casey County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Myrtle Godbey Hardwick. She died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at her home in Casey County, KY, at the age of 73 years, 3 days.

She was a homemaker and retired from Oakwood in Somerset, KY. Ms. Gifford was a member of South Fork Separate Baptist Church.

Survivors include a companion, Vernon Wilson of Liberty, KY, and the following:
  • Three sons: Timmy Gifford and Tony Gifford of Kings Mountain, KY; and Trampes (and Jeanette) Gifford of Holland, IN

  • Three daughters: Claudia Frances (and Phil) Hogue of Taswell , IN:, Wilma Jean (James) Bunch of Kings Mountain, KY; and Tammy Michelle (Tim) Marple of Liberty, KY

  • Five step-children

  • Six grandchildren: Amanda Davis, Alesha Clark, Tansy Symonds, Tyler Marple, Skyler Gifford and Jazmyne Ramsey

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  • Eight great-grandchildren

  • Eleven step-grandchildren

  • Several step great-grandchildren

  • Two brothers: Joe Hardwick of Dunnville, KY; and Jerry D. Hardwick, Sr. of McKinney, KY

  • And two sisters: Sue Clements of Liberty, KY; and Peggy Leeper of Dunnville, KY
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Amy Bender.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY.

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Wanda Gifford, Casey County, KY (1940-2013)

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