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Lucille Absher Turner, Adair County, KY (1932-2013)

She was a member of a highly regarded Adair County, KY, family and is remembered for her grace, beauty and kind Christian way. She was the daughter of the late Albert & Bessie Bohanon Bryant. She leaves 11 direct living descendants. She was a member of Egypt Christian Church and was retired from Fruit of the Loom.
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Lucille Absher Turner, 81, of Campbellsville, formerly of Adair County, died Saturday, November 7, 2013 at 7:32amCT, in Jamestown, KY.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12noonCT, 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 on Monday, November 11, 2013, after 3pmCT, and from 6am-9amCT, Tuesday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and after 10amCT, Tuesday at Egypt Christian Church.

Casket Bearers: Zachary Smith, Greg Smith, William Shuffett, Larry Rodgers, Jim Moss, Maxie Smith, Charlie Irey, and Bobby Chandler.

Honorary: Richie Keltner, Avery Shuffett, Byron Sanders, Gene Cowan, George Rice, Jimmy Dixon, Fred Lee, and Barry Myers.

Lucille Absher Turner, Adair County, KY (1932-2013)

She was born, Tuesday, June 7, 1932, in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Albert & Bessie Bohanon Bryant. She died November 7, 2013, in Jamestown, Russell County, KY, at the age of 81 years and 5 months.

She was married to J.D. Absher, who preceded her in death in 1986, and later married Leslie Turner, who preceded her in death in 2004.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Marshall Wayne Absher and a grandson, David Wayne Absher.

She was a member of Egypt Christian Church and was retired from Fruit of the Loom. Survivors include:
  • One daughter: Bonnie Rodgers (Charlie Irey) of Jamestown, KY

  • One son: Keenan (Pam) Turner of Somerset, KY

  • Two brothers: Robert & Lawrence Bryant both of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Norene Breeding of Bowling Green, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Kim (Richie) Keltner, Angie (Greg) Smith, Monica (William) Shuffett

  • Six great-grandchildren

  • Several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Wanda Sanders
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Egypt Christian Church WINGS or the Richie Keltner Medical Fund. These may be left at the funeral home.

Send a condolence to the family of Lucille Absher Turner

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

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Lucille Absher Turner, Adair County, KY (1932-2013)

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Lucille Absher Turner, Adair County, KY (1932-2013)

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