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Myrtle Flowers Taylor, 99, Adair County, KY (1918-2018)

She would have lived a full century at her upcoming birthday in December. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia, KY, where she will be honored with her funeral service. In her career she worked in the housekeeping department in the former Millard C. Loy Clinic for many years. She was born to Norman and Lydia Flowers Staton in Cumberland County, KY. She was the matriarch of a gifted family whose contributions to life in Adair County have been great.
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Myrtle Flowers Taylor, 99, of Louisville, formerly of Columbia, KY, died Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 11:55amET at the Hosparus Inpatient Care in Louisville, KY.

Her funeral Service will be Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12noonCT at First Baptist Church, 847 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4125 Johnson School Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

Myrtle Flowers Taylor, 99, Adair County, KY (1918-2018)

She was born December 4, 1918 in Cumberland County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Lydia Flowers Staton Baker & Norman Staton. She died August 2, 2018, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 99 years, seven months, and 29 days..

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Walkup; three grandchildren, Scotty Hawkins, Gina Hawkins & Mytaya Willis, and one great-grandchild, James Walkup.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Columbia and in the housekeeping department in the former Loy Clinic for many years.

Survivors include
  • One son - Clifford Ray Taylor of Fort Washington, MD

  • Three daughters - Wanda Hawkins of Bowling Green, Jean Willis & Sheeree Willis both of Louisville

  • Sister-in-law - Eva Staples of Kankakee, Illinois

  • Ten grandchildren

  • Twenty-five great-grandchildren

  • And a host of great-great-grandchildren
Send condolences to the family of Myrtle Taylor

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

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