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Emma Jean Graybeal, 75, Columbia, KY (1940-2016)

She was a member of Calvary Temple Church and a homemaker. She was a native of Metcalfe County, KY, and a resident of Adair County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of John Will and Hattie Ann Firkins Vance and the widow of Harold Spencer Graybeal. She leaves 19 direct living descendants.
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Emma Jean Graybeal, 75, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 12:05pmCT, at Signature Health at Summit Manor, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service will be Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 12pmNoonCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Homer Stephens and Bro. Troy McWhorter officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT, Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Casket Bearers: Clint Maggard, Buddy Powell, Clyde Pennington, Chris Larguero, Brandon Crews, and Nicholas Luttrell.

Emma Jean Graybeal, 75, Adair Co., KY (1940-2016)

She was born June 29, 1940, in Metcalfe County, KY. She was the daughter of the late John Will and Hattie Ann Firkins Vance. She died Sunday, January 24, 2016, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 75 years, six months, and 26 days.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Spencer Graybeal, a son, Steve Crews and a grandson, Jacob Crews.

She was a member of Calvary Temple Church and a homemaker. Survivors include:
  • Two sons: Bobby Lee (Glenda) Crews of Summer Shade, KY; and James Allen (Brandy) Crews of Bowling Green, KY

  • Two daughters: Vicki Crews Maggard and Ann Smith both of Columbia, KY

  • Nine grandchildren: Shaina Eubank, Ashley Reliford, Nicholas Luttrell, Jessica Crews, Brandon Crews, Brittany Crews, Cody Maggard, Elizabeth Crews, and Nicki White

  • Six great-grandchildren
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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