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John Ervin Abell, 70, Taylor County, KY (1945-2016)

He worked as a cook at Lee's Famous Recipe for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, working outdoors and repairing things for others. He was a native of Campbellsville, KY, and a resident of the city at the time of his death in Greensburg, KY. He was the son of the late Robert & Elizabeth Abell. His wife, Clara taylor Abell, survives. He leaves three direct living descendants.
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John Ervin Abell, age 70, of Campbellsville, KY died Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Greensburg, KY.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with Bishop Paul Harden officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Don Taylor, Shawn Taylor, Orlando Taylor, Myron Taylor, Joe Clark and Daniel Taylor. The family request visitation on Sunday from 11am-1pmCT/12pmNoonET, at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

John Ervin Abell, 70, Taylor County, KY (1945-2016)

John was born June 6, 1945 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY. He was the son the late Robert and Elizabeth Abell. He died Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Greensburg, Green County, KY, at the age of 70 years, 10 months, and eight days.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by siblings, James Ervin, Deborah Nuckols, Virginia Pettigrew, Bill Denton, Jr. and Detroit Denton.

John worked as a cook at Lee's Famous Recipe for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, working outdoors and repairing things for others. He leaves to cherish his memory:
  • His wife, Clara Taylor Abell, Campbellsville, KY

  • A son: Robert E. Abell, Campbellsville, KY

  • A daughter, Josie Abell, Campbellsville, KY

  • One grandson: Nathanial Beamer

  • A sister: Beulah Ross of Indianapolis, IN

  • A brother: Richard Denton and his wife, Geneva, of Campbellsville, KY
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Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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