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Buford "Butch" AbellNovember 24, 1939 ~ October 31, 2017 (age 77)
Buford “Butch” Abell, son of the late Arnold B. and Edith Mae Mills Abell, was born Friday, November 24, 1939 in Bradfordsville, and departed this life on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Louisville at the Norton Suburban Hospital. He was 77 years, 11 months and 8 days of age.
He was a muffler technician for Midas and was of the Christian faith. “Butch”, to whom he was mostly called, was a welder, making sculptures from used mufflers and enjoyed making black wooden shadow figurines. He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army.
He united in marriage to Irene Coffman, who preceded him in death in 2003.
Survivors include: Seven children: Leonard Abell and wife Wilma of Campbellsville, Victor Abell of Lebanon, Chuck Abell of Indiana, Allen Abell and Laura Abell Lee, both of Iowa, Ada Abell of Harrodsburg and Rebecca Dutill and husband Bob of Florida; three sisters: Donna Reynolds and husband Bill of Upton, Linda Beard and husband Moses and Arnold Thomas Abell and wife Dawn, all of Campbellsville and Edith Ann Rollings of Owingsville; special friends: Delana Stamp and Milford Lowe, both of Merrimac; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Buford “Butch” Abell will be Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville with burial to follow in the Whited Cemetery in Casey County with full Military Honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation after 10 AM Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the donation of Gideon Bibles or the Whited Cemetery fund, both can be made at the funeral home.