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Mr. Gordon Crump, 88, Adair Co., KY (d. 25 Sep 2016)

He was a decorated Korean War veteran and a longtime journalist. His career start with the Hart County Herald in Munfordville at age 16. He later worked for the Daily News in Bowling Green, on The Stars and Stripes, the Lexington Herald, the Glasgow Daily Times, and the Danville Advocate-Messenger. In Adair County, he may be more well known as the editor of the Columbia Daily Statesman but also as the editor in chief for Waggener-Walker Newspapers (a chain which formerly operated in Columbia, Kentucky and published weekly newspapers in a dozen or so towns in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee). In his last years, he a beloved resident of the Clay Ridge Community of Adair County.
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Mr. Gordon Crump, 88, of Adair County, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, September 25, at Baptist East Hospital on Kresge Way in Louisville.

A memorial service will be held at 10amCT, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Horse Cave United Methodist Church, 207 College St, Horse Cave, KY. His burial will follow at Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery on Main Street in Horse Cave, Kentucky.


Mr. Crump was a decorated Korean War veteran and long-time journalist.

Crump began working for the Hart County Herald in Munfordville, Kentucky at age 16 and later worked for the Daily News in Bowling Green. During part of his military service, he continued his journalistic endeavors working for Stars and Stripes, a periodical published by the United States Army. Returning to Kentucky, he was employed for a while at the Lexington Herald but later served as one of the main writers for the Glasgow Daily Times. Still later he served on the staff of the Danville Advocate-Messenger.

In Adair County, he may be more well known as the editor of the Columbia Daily Statesman but also as the editor in chief for Waggener-Walker Newspapers (a chain which formerly operated in Columbia, Kentucky and published weekly newspapers in a dozen or so towns in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee).

Though he was preceded in death by his eldest son, Gordon Bell ("Sonny") Crump, Jr., he is survived by his son, Dr. Dennis Crump and his daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Culter. Also remaining are his grandchildren, Jonathan Shockley, Leslie Rainey, Zev Culter, Adam Crump, Timothy Crump and Daniel Crump - and great-grandchildren, Coulter Shockley, Thia Shockley, Pearl Rainey and Olivia Claire Crump.- Dr Dennis G Crump


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