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Mrs. Alta Willis, 88, Burkesville, KY (1927-2015)

She was a former employee at Celina Health and Rehab, Kettle School, and a homemaker and farmer. She was born in Cumberland County, KY, and was a resident of the county at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Cleveland & Mollie Logan Blythe and the widow of Leslie Nell Willis. She leaves 16 direct living descendants.
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Alta Willis age 88 of Burkesville, KY passed away on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at Cumberland County Hospital, Burkesville, KY.

Funeral service will be Sunday, June 07, 2015 at 2pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Murley Cemetery. Family requests visitation on Saturday, June 06, 2015 from 5pmCT until 9pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville.

Mrs. Alta Willis, 88, Burkesville, KY (1927-2015)

Alta was born on Sunday, May 29, 1927 in Cumberland County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Cleveland and Mollie Logan Blythe. She died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, at the age of 88 years, four days.

She was a former employee at Celina Health and Rehab, Kettle School, and a homemaker and farmer.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Leslie Nell Willis, and three siblings, Alma Scott, Millard Blythe, and Raymond Blythe. Survivors include:
  • Two daughters: Emogene Gwinn(and Dale) of Burkesville, KY and Betty Feldt(and Bruce)of Louisville, KY

  • One son: Willard Cleve Willis of Burkesville, KY

  • One brother: Johnnie Blythe of Edmonton, KY

  • Three half sisters: Madie Capps(and Phillip), and Lela Guess all of Burkesville, KY, and Winfrey Bledsoe(and Danny) of Louisville, KY

  • One half brother: Billy Blythe(and Teresa) of Celina, TN

  • Five grandchildren: Brian Willis(and Amy), Brent Willis(and Andrea), Mary Todd Gwinn, John Parker Gwinn(and Kayte), Justine Feldt(and Trevor)

  • Eight great grandchildren: Ava Willis, Dylan Willis, Adrian Willis, Peyton Bow, Christian Bow, Emily Bow, Aubrey Madison Gwinn, Ella Kate Gwinn.

  • Special friend: Les Groce of Burkesville, KY

  • and a host of other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Mrs. Alta Willis

Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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