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Nellie Lee Cox Beard, 79, Adair County, KY (1939-2018)

She leaves many to mourn her passing after a courageous battle with cancer. Her loving husband of 57 years, Bobby G. Beard, of Pellyton, KY, survives. She was the matriarch of a deeply Christian, family, who inspired others to higher paths in life. She leaves nine direct living descendants.
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Nellie Lee Cox Beard, 79 of the Pellyton Community of northern Adair County, KY passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10amCT at the Barnetts Creek Cemetery, Barnett's Creek Road, Columbia, KY. Clergy officiating will be Bro. Larry Lemmon and Bro. Troy Long. Interment will be in the Barnetts Creek Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.

Nellie Lee Cox Beard, 79, Adair County, KY (1939-2018)

She was born February 15, 1939 in Casey County, KY, the daughter of the late J. Louis and Esther Marie (Cox) Cox. She died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Pellyton, Adair County, KY, at the age of 79 years, four months, and 26 days. .

She was preceded in death by one brother, Eais Cox.

She is survived by
  • Her loving husband of 57 years, Bobby G. Beard, of Pellyton, KY

  • Two sons: Troy (Myre) Beard of Shepherdsville, KY; Chris (April) Beard of Pellyton, KY

  • One brother, John (Paula) Cox of Hustonville, KY

  • Two sisters: Fay White of Liberty, KY; Connie (Carroll "Bubby") Reid of Hustonville, KY

  • Seven grandchildren

  • Four great grandchildren
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Barnett's Creek Cemetery Fund, in care of April Beard, 16931 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY 42728

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Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Nellie Lee Cox Beard, 79, Adair County, KY (1939-2018)

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