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Buford (Butch) Abell, Bradfordsville, KY (1939-2017)

He was a muffler technician for Midas and was of the Christian faith. Butch was a welder, making sculptures from used mufflers and enjoyed making black wooden shadow figurines. He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was the patriarch of a very large, respected Bradfordsville area family. He the son of the late Arnold B. & Edith Mae Mills Abell, and the widower of Irene Coffman Abell. He leaves 37 direct living descendants.
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Buford "Butch" Abell, 77, Bradford departed this life on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Louisville, KY, at the Norton Suburban Hospital.

The funeral service for Buford "Butch" Abell will be Friday, November 3, 2017 at 12pmCT/1pmET, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 Old Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow in the Whited Cemetery in Casey County, KY, with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation after 9amCT/10amET, Friday at the funeral home.


Buford (Butch) Abell, Bradfordsville, KY (1939-2017)

Buford "Butch" Abell, son of the late Arnold B. & Edith Mae Mills Abell, was born Friday, November 24, 1939 in Bradfordsville, KY. He departed this life on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age 77 years, 11 months and 8 days of age.

He was a muffler technician for Midas and was of the Christian faith. "Butch", to whom he was mostly called, was a welder, making sculptures from used mufflers and enjoyed making black wooden shadow figurines. He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army.

He united in marriage to Irene Coffman, who preceded him in death in 2003.

Survivors include:
  • Seven children: Leonard Abell and wife Wilma of Campbellsville, KY; Victor Abell of Lebanon, KY; Chuch Abell of Indiana; Allen Abell and Laura Abell Lee, both of Iowa; Ada Abell of Harrodsburg, KY; and Rebecca Dutill and husband Bob of Florida

  • Three sisters: Donna Reynolds and husband Bill of Upton, KY; Linda Beard and husband Moses and Arnold Thomas Abell and wife Dawn, all of Campbellsville, KY; and Edith Ann Rollings of Owingsville, KY

  • Special friends: Delana Stamp and Milford Lowe, both of Merrimac KY

  • Fourteen grandchildren

  • Sixteen great-grandchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Buford "Butch" Abell

The L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the donation of Gideon Bibles or the Whited Cemetery fund, both can be made at the funeral home.


This story was posted on 2017-11-02 04:05:13.
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Buford (Butch) Abell, Bradfordsville, KY (1939-2017)

2017-11-02 - 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo From L.R. Petty Funeral Home

Buford (Butch) Abell, Bradfordsville, KY (1939-2017)

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