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Martin Russell Loy, Fairplay, Adair County, KY (1935-2017)

He was attended First Church of the Nazarene. He was community leader, a leader in modern agricultural practices, and had been active in local, mostly Harmony precinct level, politics. He was a good man who adhered to unbending, even stubborn, principles of honesty and fair dealings. He considered an oral commitment a sacred vow. He was the son of the late Gilliam & Alice Bragg Loy, and the widower of Maggie Franklin Loy. He was the patriarch of an outstanding family. He leaves five direct living descendants.
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Martin Russell Loy, 82, of Fairplay, KY, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 6:46pmCT, at his home.

Funeral service will be Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Pastor Tom Legg officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Martin Russell Loy, Adair County, KY (1935-2017)

He was born May 12, 1935, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Gilliam & Alice Bragg Loy. He died in Fairplay, Adair County, KY, on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at the age of 82 years, two months, and 20 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Franklin Loy; his son-in-law, Terry Dicken; his brother, Young Loy and one sister, Ruth Moore.

He attended Columbia First Church of the Nazarene and was a farmer.

Survivors include:
  • One son and daughter-in-law: Marlton and Beverly Loy of Columbia, KY

  • One daughter: Lola Dicken of Glasgow, KY

  • One grandson: Trevor and his wife Heather Loy of Columbia, KY

  • Two great-grandchildren: Ryder and Lea Loy

  • Five sisters: Flora Claywell and Almarine Morgan, both of Columbia, KY; Earline Hill of Tennessee; Virginia Nix and Emily Gravitt both of Chicago, IL

  • A sister-in-law: Mildred Loy of Fairplay, KY

  • Special friend: Estelle Janes of Columbia, KY

  • Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements

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Martin Russell Loy, Fairplay, Adair County, KY (1935-2017)

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