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J.D. Jennings, 86, Cumberland Co., KY (1928-2015)

He was a member of the Branham Grove Baptist Church and an equipment operator for General Motors Corporation. He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death.He was the son of the latte Joe D. & Lizzie Craft Jennings, and the widower of Gladys Garner Jennings. He leaves 20 direct living descendants.

Mr. J.D. Jennings, age 86, of the Green Grove Road Community in Cumberland County, Kentucky passed away on Sunday January 4, 2015, at The Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 10amCT, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 North Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with Bro. Jim Simpson officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 8, 2015, after 1pmCT, until the funeral hour on Friday. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky.

J.D. Jennings, 86, Cumberland County, KY (1928-2015)

He was born in the Frogue Community of Cumberland County, Kentucky on Tuesday November 13, 1928, the son of Joe D. and Lizzie Craft Jennings. He died Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the age of 86 years, one month, and 21 days.

He was a member of the Branham Grove Baptist Church and an equipment operator for General Motors Corporation.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Garner Jennings, his son, Raymond Charles Jennings, his brother, Reid Jennings, his sister, Raye Jennings Farrell and his sister-in-law, Virgie Jennings.

He is survived by the following:
  • His daughters and son-in-law: Debbie Lawson of Indianapolis, Indiana; Janet and Gary Collins of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Shelia Yant and her companion, Steve Edwards of Indianapolis, Indiana

  • His brother: Paul Jennings of Avon, Indiana

  • Four grandchildren

  • Twelve great-grandchildren

  • One great-great granddaughter.
Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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