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Viola Giles, Knifley, KY (1929-2015)

She was a member of the highly regarded Halcomb and Giles families of Knifley, KY. She was a native of Taylor County, KY,, and a resident of Knifley, KY at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Baker & Bessie Pearl Osborne Holcomb and the widow of Dewey Giles. She loved to quilt and cook and enjoyed caring for children
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Viola Giles, age 86, of Knifley, died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with Bro. John Harold Giles officiating. Burial will follow in the Caldwell Ridge Cemetery in Adair County. The family requests visitation 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Friday, August 21, 2015. at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Hall, Brian Curry, Adam Giles, Davey Giles, Jerry Birksdale, Davey Giles and Christopher Giles.

Viola Giles, Knifley, KY (1929-2015)

Viola was born Zilphia Viola Holcomb. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Baker and Bessie Pearl Osborne Holcomb born on Thursday, April 4, 1929 in Taylor County, KY. She died Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 86 years, four months, and 15 days.

She loved to quilt and cook and enjoyed caring for children.

Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Giles; a son, Jerry Giles; brothers, Oscar Holcomb, Ernest Holcomb and Arvin Holcomb; sisters, Lorene Persinger and Ida Murray; and three grandchildren.

She is survived by the following:
  • Her children: Brenda Cilone and her husband, Donald, of Louisville, KY; David Giles and his wife, Elaine, of Taylorsville, KY; Donna "Edna" Hall, of Campbellsville, KY; Richard Giles of the Philippines; Kenny Giles and his wife, Susan, Anna Johnson and her husband, Richard, Mitchell Giles and his wife, Wilda and James Giles and his wife, Cheryl, all of Knifley, KY

  • A brother: Kenny Holcomb, of Henryville, IN

  • Twenty-four grandchildren

  • Several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren
Send condolences to the family of Viola Halcomb Giles

The Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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