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E.W. (Wally) Vance, formerly of Columbia, KY (d. June 2, 2011)

He spent his early years in Columbia, KY and attended public schools here when his father was a partner in Ed & Ed's Kentucky Auto Store in Columbia, KY in the 1950s. He leaves many relatives and a host of friends in Adair Co., KY. He played basketball at Adair County High School and was active in the Boy Scouts and remained active in Boy Scout leadership as an adult. Fifty-six years ago, he married the former Geneva Lawhorn of Columbia, KY, who survives. He had retired after 36 years with Exxon Chemical. He was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Franklin, TN.

Edward Wallingford "Wally" Vance, age 74 years of Franklin, TN formerly of Columbia, Ky. passed Thursday, June 2, 2011.

Memorial services will be conducted 11amCT, Monday, June 6, 2011 atBethlehem United Methodist Church, 2419 Bethlehem Loop RD, Franklin, TN with Ryan Bennett and Tim Moss the officiating clergy. Inurnment Williamson Memorial, Gardens - Dogwood Mausoleum. Visitation will be 2pm-4pmCT, Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 3009 Columbia AV, Franklin, TN.

He was the son of the late Ed and Martha Pfieffer Vance and was preceded in death by a son Eric W. Vance in 2011.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Geneva Lawhorn Vance of Franklin, TN, and the following:
  • One daughter: Rene' L. Vance of Smyrna, GA

  • Grandson Ethan W. Vance of Antioch, TN

  • Daughter-in-law Kay Vance of Antioch, TN

    He is survived in the Columbia, KY area, by

  • Sisters in law: Yvonne Lawhorn Marshall and Jeannette Lawhorn Montgomery of Columbia, KY

  • And by a host of other relatives and friends
He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and was retired from Exxon Chemical after 36 years. He played Basketball for Adair County High School, was a member of the Boy Scouts during his childhood and continued his involvement as a volunteer, he became Chairman of Camping & Activities in Baton Rouge,LA, and a Member of Stephen Ministries.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ethan W. Vance Scholarship Fund c/o Wallonia Baptist Church in Cadiz, KY, Bethlehem United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.

Information for this obituary submitted to by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, Columbia, KY, as a courtesy to the family.

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