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James E. Acree, 85, Metcalfe County, KY (d. 20 Jul 2015)

He was the son of the late Sherman and Flora Romines Acree. His wife, Frances Pedigo Acree, survives. He leaves 101 direct and five step descendants. He was retired from the US Department of Agriculture and a Veteran of the United States Army. James was a member of the Foundation Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school and played the piano with a talent matched by few others.
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James E. Acree, age 85, of Edmonton, KY, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2pmCT, Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held 4pm-8pmCT, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, and after 9amCT, Thursday at the funeral home.


He was the son of the late Sherman and Flora Romines Acree.

He was retired from the US Department of Agriculture and a Veteran of the United States Army. James was a member of the Foundation Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school and played the piano.

He is survived by his wife Frances Pedigo Acree, and the following:
  • Eight sons: Jamie and wife Lida Acree of Geneva, Iowa; Bruce Hurley and wife Lisa of Edmonton, KY; Mike Acree and wife Sandy of Cave City, KY; David Acree of Edmonton, KY; Gordon Acree and wife Julie Acree of Knoxville, TN; Mark Hurley of Edmonton, KY; Joey Acree and wife Ginger of Edmonton, KY; and John Acree and wife Karen of Edmonton, KY

  • Five step children: Valerie Atwell, Randy Hatcher, Veronica Decker and Charlotte Roach all of Edmonton, KY; and Kerry Nunn and wife Beverly of Glasgow, KY

  • Forty-two grandchildren

  • and fifty-one great grandchildren
Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, in charge of arrangements.


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