Welcome to the memorial page for

Edward Lee Abell

March 16, 1953 ~ January 27, 2017 (age 63)

   Mr. Edward Lee “Eddie” Abell of Eastridge Cemetery Rd in Adair County crossed over to heaven on January 27, 2017. Born March 16, 1953 in Louisville to Sylvia Rowena Eastridge Abell and Johnnie Lee Abell, he was 63 years, 10 months, and 11 days of age. Raised and loved from age ten by his mother and dad, Sylvia Rowena Sween and Clarence Sween, in Denver, Colorado, he became a tried but true fan of the Denver Broncos NFL team.

   After returning to Kentucky in the early 1970’s, he married Barbara Humphress on June 13, 1975. He professed faith in Christ and was baptized in 2008, and was a member of, Christie Chapel United Methodist Church in Knifley, KY.

   He is survived by his wife, Barbara Abell; two daughters, Kristi (Sean) Kelly of Lake Orion, MI, Jennifer (Brandon) Hovious  of Knifley; one son, Edward L. (Samantha) Abell of Altus, OK; five grandchildren, Caitlynn and Devin Kelly, Logan Perry, Madison and Charlotte Abell; three chosen grandchildren, Jonathan Lee, Hayden, and Siya; one sister, Cathy Kingdollar of Campbellsville; two brothers, John (Renee) Abell of Columbia, and Ernie Abell of Norfolk, VA; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

   He was preceded in death by his dad, Clarence Sween, his mother, Rowena Sween, and a brother, Greg Abell.

   A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Abell will be conducted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST in the Christie Chapel United Methodist Church, 8068 Elkhorn Rd, Knifley, KY. Bro. Steve Janes will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastridge Cemetery, Columbia, KY.

   The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 31, at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY, and on Wednesday, February 1, after 9:00 AM EST at the church.

   In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to the Eastridge Cemetery Fund. Those can be made in person at the funeral home or church, or online through the “How Can I Help” tab on the front page of this site.

 Service Information

January 31, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LR Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1765 New Columbia Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Funeral Service
February 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Christie Chapel United Methodist Church
8068 Elkhorn Rd
Knifley, KY 42718

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