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Velma Spires, Knifley, KY (1929-2014)

She was the beloved matriarch of a large, highly respected and talented family with deep roots in Adair and Taylor Counties of South Central Kentucky and elsewhere. Mrs. Spires had professed her faith in Christ, followed in believers baptism, attended the Kellyville Community Church and was a homemaker. She was a native of Taylor County, KY a former resident of Knifley, Adair County, KY; and a resident of Taylor County at the time of death. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Effie Lewis Bright. She was the widow of the late William Spires. She leaves 52 direct living descendants.
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Velma Spires, age 84 years of Campbellsville, KY, formerly of the Knifley Community passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:32amCT at the Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green, KY.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Preston Siler and Bro. Stanley Watson the officiating clergy. Interment in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. The family requests visiting after 4pmCT/5pmET, on Monday, January 20, 2014, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Velma Spires, Taylor County, KY (1929-2014)

She was born November 16, 1929 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late: Walter and Effie Lewis Bright. She died on Friday, January 17, 2014, in Bowling Green, Warren County, KY, at the age of 84 years. 2 months, and 1 day.

She was preceded in death by her husband: William Spires on June 26, 1994, and by these siblings: Allene Arnold, Eunice Scott, Arvin Bright and an infant brother Darrell Bright and by two granddaughters, Valerie Keith and Andrea Melton

She is survived by four sons:
  • Tommy Spires and wife Marsha of Louisville, KY; Jeralyn Spires and wife Pam of Columbia, KY; Keven Spires and wife: Rita of Campbellsville, KY: Anthony Spires and wife Vickie of Bowling Green, KY

  • Four daughters: Kaylene Kelsay and husband Bobby of Campbellsville, KY; Treva Helm and husband: Danny of Glensfork, KY; Deretha Powell and husband: Larry of Columbia, KY; and Renee Reeves and husband: Dennis of Columbia, KY

  • Nineteen grandchildren

  • Twenty-three great grandchildren

  • And two great great grandchildren

  • Two brothers in law: Joe Spires and Junior B. Spires

  • And two sisters in law: Imogene Giles and Beatrice Phipps
Mrs. Spires had professed her faith in Christ, followed in believers baptism, attended the Kellyville Community Church and was a homemaker. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Velma Spires, Knifley, KY (1929-2014)

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