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Mary Lola Skaggs, Russell Co., KY (1933-2017)

She was a well-known business leader; she operated the widely known Skaggs Variety Store, a landmark fixture in Jamestown, KY, with her late husband, Howard "Ed" Skaggs. She was the daughter of the late Forest Ray & Ona Jane West Russell. She leaves 10 direct living descendants. She attended Calvary Temple Church in Garlin, Adair County, KY.
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Mary Lola Skaggs, 83, of Jamestown, KY died Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown.

Funeral service for Mary Skaggs will at 10amCT, Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N Main Street, Russell County, KY, with Bro. David South officiating. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmCT, Wednesday, August 23, 2107, and after 8amCT, Thursday at the funeral home. Interment in the McBeath Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY. Special music, by Larry & Marcia Skaggs, and Liana McQueary.

Mary Lola Skaggs, Russell Co., KY (1933-2017)

She was born Friday, October 13, 1933 in Russell County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Forest Ray & Ona Jane West Russell. She died Monday, August 21, 2017, in Jamestown, Russell County, KY,at the age of 83 years, 10 months, and eight days.

Mary along with her husband operated Skaggs Variety Store for many years. She attended Calvary Temple Church in Garlin, Adair County, KY.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Howard "Ed" Skaggs; a son, Keith Skaggs; one brother and five sisters. Survivors:
  • One daughter: Wanda Marie (Nick) Scully, Russell Springs, KY

  • Four grandchildren

  • Five great grandchildren

  • Two sisters: Lois Conner, Russell Springs, KY; and Ruth (Johnny) Chapman, Brownstown, IN

  • Two brothers: F. R. (Louise) Russell, Jr., Brownstown, IN; and Glen (Margie) Russell, Russell Springs, KY

  • And a host of nieces and nephews
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Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Lola Skaggs, Russell Co., KY (1933-2017)

2017-08-22 - 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY - Photo from Bernard Funeral Home.

Mary Lola Skaggs, Russell Co., KY (1933-2017)

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