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Mary Louise Judd Merrell, 77, Adair County, KY (1943-2021)

Mary Louise Judd Merrell, 77, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Monday, March 29, 2021 at her home.

She was born December 1, 1943, in Adair County, to the late Homer and Ella Jessie Pierce. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Billy Gene Judd, five brothers, Raymond, Earl, Bobby, Arnold & H.W. Pierce, one sister, Annie Pearl Hammond and a grandchild, Rebecca Judd.

Louise was a member of Mt. Gilead Christian Church, worked at Osh Kosh B’Gosh in Columbia and Clifty Farms in Paris, Tennessee for many years.

Survivors include:

One daughter – Cindy Melson and husband Wesley of Columbia

Two sons – Ricky Judd and special friend, Phyllis Hadley of Greensburg, Tommy Judd and his wife Donna of Paris, Tennessee

One sister – Dorothy Cowan of Columbia

Five grandchildren - Joe Hale, Amanda Lowe, Chris Judd, Michael Matney, Jennifer Johnson and seven great-grandchildren, Tyler Hale, Jordan Hale, Abigail Lowe, Noah Matney, Kaleigh Matney, Logan Matney, Derrick Johnson

A special family friend – Lillian Moore of Greensburg

Several other relatives and friends

Funeral service – Friday, April 2, 2021 at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Robbie Harmon officiating. Burial in Barnes Cemetery in Breeding. Visitation is after 10am Friday.


Casket Bearers – Joe Hale, Michael Matney, Chris Judd, Jonathan Lowe, Chris Pierce, Danny Pierce

Honorary – Don Richards & James Russell Pierce

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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