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Annabelle S. Taylor, Columbia, KY/Summer Shade, KY native (1926-2016)

She was the daughter of the late Tom & Alice Moore Shirley of Summer Shade, KY, and the widow of David Lee Taylor. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and was employed by Summit Manor Nursing Home for over 30 years. She leaves 36 direct living descendants and five loving God-children.
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Annabelle Taylor, 90, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:08amCT, at Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 1pmCT, at First Baptist Church, 847 Burkesville St, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Ronnie Bryant delivering the Eulogy. Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4125 Johnson School Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation after 5pmCT, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

Casket Bearers: Kerrick Miller, Charles Curry, Stanley Johnson, Keenan Bridgewaters, Troy White, and Brian White.

Honorary: Craig Lasley, Shaun White, Ben Smith, and Yves White.

Annabelle Taylor, Columbia, KY/Summer Shade native (1926-2016)

She was born January 27, 1926, in Summer Shade, KY. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Alice Moore Shirley. She died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 90 years, five months, and one day.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Lee Taylor; one brother, Cleatus Shirley; and one sister, Emma Jean Barlow.

She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and was employed by Summit Manor Nursing Home for over 30 years.

Survivors include:
  • Two sons: Danny Taylor of Columbia, KY; and Kevin (Lisa) Taylor of Somerset, KY

  • Four daughters: Anna Nell (Freddy) Smith, Valenia (David) Johnson, Bonda Taylor all of Columbia, KY; and Rhonda Taylor of Bowling Green, KY

  • Four brothers: Leanis Shirley of Glasgow, KY; Wendell Shirley of Bowling Green, KY; and Clyde Shirley & Leon Shirley both of Summer Shade, KY

  • Three sisters: Lou Nell Brown of Alvaton, KY; Mable Taylor of Dayton, Ohio; and Clotel Gibson of Bowling Green, KY

  • Eight grandchildren

  • Eighteen great-grandchildren

  • Loving God-children: Charles (Betty) Curry, Mark Curry, Roderick Curry, Jean Jones, and Jada Jones

  • Several other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Annabelle Taylor

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

This story was posted on 2016-07-01 15:38:16

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