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Charles (Granny) Abston , 74. Adair County KY (1941-2016)

He was well known and highly respected for his tree topping skills, his work at auctions, and being a very knowledgeable collector. He was the son of the late Beecher & Nora Shearer Abston. His wife, Patricia Giles Abston, survives. He leaves two direct living descendants, daughters, to carry on his legacy.

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Charles "Granny" Abston, 74, of Columbia, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY.

Funeral Services will be Friday, February 26, 2016 at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Michael Helm officiating. Visitation begins after 9amCT on Friday before the funeral. Burial be in Union Cemetery, 174 Milltown Church Road, Columbia, KY

Charles (Granny) Abston , 74. Adair County KY (1941-2016)


He was born September 8, 1941, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Beecher & Nora Shearer Abston. He died Tuesday, February 26, 2016, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 74 years, fivemonths, and 18 days.

He was well known for his tree topping skills, working at auctions and being a collector.

Survivors Include:
  • His wife: Patricia Giles Abston of Columbia, KY

  • Two daughters: Jennifer Momanyi & Jessica Ayala both of Columbia, KY

  • Three brothers: Ricky and Paul Abston both of Columbia, KY, and David Abston of Noblesville, IN

  • Three grandchildren: Jayvion Momanyi, Cristian Ayala & Gabriel Ayala and expecting his fourth grandchild
Send condolences to the family of Charles "Granny" Abston

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Charles (Granny) Abston (1941-2016) Adair County KY



2016-02-23 - Columbia, KY - Photo from family collection, submitted by Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, Columbia, KY..
Charles Abston (1941-2016) Adair County KY
A beloved Columbian, "Granny" Abston, died today, Tuesday, February 23, 2016. He was known as a skilled tree topper, for his work at auctions, and as a collector. He's shown above with his treasured 60s stake bed truck.

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