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Wally Burress sends: Sad word of 2 great Adair Countians deaths

Wally Burress writes:
I just wanted to update you on the recent deaths of a couple of our dearest friends. You recently shared a story (See: Link: 103 year old Columbia, KY native featured) about Mrs. Frances Carlton's 103rd Birthday. I'm sorry to report that she passed away yesterday morning, December 23, 2017. She had a wonderful long life but we will still miss her!

Also you posted a story about Col.George Morris and his wife Eloise. He passed away a couple weeks after that story was posted and she also passed away a few weeks ago.

Col. Morris and Mrs.Carlton were two people from the "Greatest Generation," he as an Air Force pilot and she as a "Rosie the Riveter" in support of the war. Regards, - Wally Burress
Thanks Wally Burress: We will be posting the arrangements for Mrs. Carlton's service when it is received from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Our efforts to post the obituary of Col. Morris seems to have failed, but maybe can still do so and add to your own story, with significant links, Sad word of the passing of Col. George Morris - EW

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Remembering Frances Carlton, 103, (d. 23 Dec 2017)

2017-12-24 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Laura Burress.
Adair Countian Frances Carlton (right) passed away on December 23, 2017 at age 103. This photo was taken at the White family farm in 2015 when she was 100. She lived alone and drove until she was 99. Also pictured are Wally Burress and Ethel White (center). - Laura Burress

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