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Mrs. Ava Ruth Thomas Appleby, Burkesville, KY (d. 20 Mar 2018)

She was the matriarch of a very large, respected Cumberland County, KY family.
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Mrs. Ava Ruth Thomas Appleby, age 90, of Burkesville, KY, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Berea, KY.

Funeral Service for Mrs. Ava Ruth Thomas Appleby will be held at 2pmCT Sunday, March 25, 2018 in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY. Burial will be in The Burkesville Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 3pmCT, on Saturday, March 24, 2018 until the funeral hour on Sunday.

She is survived by:
  • Her five children: Jerry Leon (& Linda Carol) Appleby of The Villages, FL; Emma Jean (& Norman) Dean of Berea, KY; Freddy Joe Appleby of Burkesville, KY; Barney Dean Appleby of Burkesville, KY; and Carolyn Chatfield of Berea, KY

  • Her two sisters: Nancy Murphy of Burkesville, KY and Evelyn Orton of Albany, KY

  • Several grandchildren

  • Several great-grandchildren

  • Several great-great-grandchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and many friends
Send condolences to the family of Ava Ruth Thomas Appleby

Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Mrs. Ava Ruth Thomas Appleby, Burkesville, KY (d. 20 Mar 2018)

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Mrs. Ava Ruth Thomas Appleby, Burkesville, KY (d. 20 Mar 2018)

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