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Gladys Marie Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1921-2017)

She was the matriarch of a large, highly regarded Casey County, KY, family. She was the daughter of the late Jake & Mae Owens Phillippe, and the widow of James T. Emerson. She leaves a great family, numbering 71 direct living descendants, spanning four generations. She was a housewife and a member of the Shady Grove Separate Baptist Church.
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Gladys Marie Emerson, 96, of Tennessee Ridge Road in Casey County, KY, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the UK Hospital in Lexington, KY.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, on Monday, September 25, 2017, at Shady Grove Separate Baptist Church, 1327 Tennessee Ridge Road, Casey County, KY, with Bro. Danny Bailey, Bro. Casey Davis, Bro. Richie Curtis, and Bro. Jamie Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2pm-7pmCT/3pm-8pmET, Sunday, September 24, 2017, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, and on Monday after 8amCT/9amET at the Church.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.

Gladys Marie Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1921-2017)

Born Sunday, June 5, 1921, in Casey Co., KY, she was a daughter of the late Jake & Mae Owens Phillippe. She died Thursday, September 21, 2017, in Lexington, Fayette County, KY, at the age of 96 years, three months, and 16 days.

Gladys was a housewife and a member of the Shady Grove Separate Baptist Church.

Survivors include:
  • Her three sons: R.C. (and Kelli) Emerson of Findlay, OH; Murrell (and Connie) Emerson of Greenwood, SC; and Carroll Dean Emerson of Woodburn, IN

  • Her three daughters: Joann (and John) Miller of Hustonville, Ky; Jean (and Carl) Raley of Mt. Washington, KY; and Susie Peek of Crab Orchard, KY

  • Her three sisters: Beulah Williams of Middleburg, KY; Norma Jean Ashley of Eubank, KY; and Orpha Godbey of Carrollton, KY

  • Her 16 grandchildren

  • Her 28 great-grandchildren

  • Her 21 great-great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Emerson, whom she wed on October 1, 1937; brothers, Jessie, Janis, and J.R. Phillippe; sister, Annie Bess Mandel; son-in-law, Tommy Peek; daughter-in-law, Dixie Emerson; grandchildren, Suzanne Peek, Frankie Emerson, and Tony Emerson; and great-grandchildren, Chris and Amanda Reed.

Send condolences to the family of Gladys Marie Emerson

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shady Grove Cemetery Fund.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Gladys Marie Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1921-2017)

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