Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Dorothy M. Gilley, 85, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. Dec. 1, 2013)

She was the matriarch of a highly regarded North Metcalfe County, KY family, the daughter of the late Leslie and Bertha Pedigo Reece and the widow of Herman Junior Gilley. She leaves 13 direct living descendants. She was a homemaker and member of the Big Meadow Baptist Church
Click on headline for complete obituary

Dorothy M. Gilley age 85 of Knob Lick, Kentucky died Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT, Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Big Meadow Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT, Tuesday, December 3, 2013, and after 9amCT Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was the daughter of the late Leslie and Bertha Pedigo Reece.

She was a homemaker and member of the Big Meadow Baptist Church.

She is survived by the following:
  • One daughter: Tanya and husband George Walenga of Bowling Green, KY

  • Three sons: Gerald and wife Yongzhi Gilley of Spring, Texas; Ronnie and wife Marilyn Gilley of Gallatin, TN; and David and wife Amy Gilley of Shepherdsville, KY

  • Six grandchildren. Dan, Laura, Linda, Andrew, Samuel and Haven

  • Four great grandchildren: Zach, Leo, Cassie and Alex

  • One sister: Frances Ferguson of Louisville, KY

  • Four brothers: Leslie Paul Reece of Lebanon, TN; Norman Reece of Louisville, KY; Wendell Reece of Glasgow, KY; and Homer Reece of Louisville, KY/li>
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Herman Junior Gilley, one daughter Wanda Diane Gilley and one sister Maxine Pitcock.

Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, in charge of arrangements.

This story was posted on 2013-12-02 18:54:18
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Obituaries on this Site and Historical Information in Archived Obituaries
Are made possible in part through the support of
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Established in 1926
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY. (MAP) To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or E-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

Searching obituaries? Here is a useful tool!
Links to Last 200 Obituaries posted on
If you find this helpful, let us know. If you still don't find a recent obituary for Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, or Taylor Counties, KY, let us know at 270-250-2730. -CM

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.