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Peggy Ann Tarter, 78, Casey County, KY (1936-2015)

She and her unique general store, as much a museum as a retail outlet, will never be forgotten, particularly for those in Casey, Adair, and Russell Counties, and travellers along U.S. 127 who just happened in store filled with brands and items some spanning the over five decades she owned & operated Tarter's Grocery in Dunnville, KY for over 53 years. She was a native of Mercer County, KY, and had been a resident of Casey and Russell Counties for many years. She was the daughter of Earl A. & Alpha Foley and the widow of Ray Tarter.
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Peggy Ann Tarter, 78, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Harrodsburg Health & Rehab Center in Harrodsburg, KY.

The family chose cremation. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment in the Antioch Cemetery in Casey County, KY.

Peggy Ann Tarter, 78, Casey County, KY (1936-2015)

She was born November 14, 1936 in Russell County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Earl A. & Alpha Foley. She died Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, KY at the age of 78 years, eight months, and 11 days.

She was a a former resident of Russell and Casey Counties. She owned & operated Tarter's Grocery in Dunnville, Ky for over 53 years In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Tarter and two sisters, Lucille & Earlene Foley.

Survivors include the following:
  • Sister: Ola Mae (Arnold) Martin, Junction City, KY

  • Niece: Susan L. Coe, Borden, IN

  • Three nephews: Richard E. Coe, Bell County, KY; Johnny Coe, Russell County, KY; and Roger L. Coe. Madison, AL

  • Five great nephews

  • Two great nieces

  • Two great great nephews

  • Four great great nieces

  • Host of cousins
Send a condolence to the family of Peggy Ann Tarter

Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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