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Kenny Absher, 62, Adair County, KY (1955-2017)

He was a one-of-a-kind Adair Countian, who frequently voiced different, thought provoking and important viewpoints in local media. He was a native of Adair County, KY, but spent some time in Chicago in his early youth, an enrichment so many Adair Countians of his era shared. His provocative but polite ideas, written with respect for civil discourse - but delivered from rough drafts which left it to editors, word police and the more persnickety to put in the commas and stuff. He influenced the Adair County he returned to and loved in a very positive way. He will be missed.
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Kenny Absher, 62, of Columbia, KY, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:43pmCT, at his home.

All services will be private according to Kenny's wishes. There will be no visitation. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenny Absher, 62, Adair County, KY (1955-2017)

He was born January 29, 1955, in Adair County. KY. He was the son of Viola Absher Benaitis, who survives, and the late Kenneth Christy Absher, Sr. He died Sunday, November 12, 2017, in the Cane Valley Community of Columbia, Adair Adair County, KY, at the age of 62 years, nine months, and 14 days.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Christy Absher, Sr. and two brothers; Ricky and Ronald Absher.

Survivors include:
  • His mother and step-father: Viola and Ray Benaitis of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three sisters: Anita Daniels of Illinois, Sandy Kimmy of Pennsylvania, Debra Ezkorn of Ohio

  • One brother: David Gall of Illinois

  • An adopted brother: Mike Best of Elizabethtown, KY

  • A special aunt: Norene Feese of Columbia, KY

  • Several other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Kenny Absher

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

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