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Sgt Henry E Giles
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1916
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1986
Adair County
Kentucky, USA

Henry Giles, 70, Route 1, Knifley, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1986, at 6:49 a.m. at the Westlake Cumberland Hospital after several months illness. He was the son of the late Thomas Franklin and Bessie Bottoms Giles of Adair County. Giles was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Holt Giles, on June 1, 1979. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Bryant Giles, Knifley. Also surviving are three step-children: Libby Hancock, Santa Fe, N.M., John Waggoner and Shelly Ann Waggoner, both of Knifley. Two brothers survive: Robert Giles, Campbellsville, and Kenneth Giles, Gettysburg, Penn., and two sisters: Irene Scott, Ortonville, Mich., and Cora Mae Rector, Winchester. Also surviving are three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Giles was a Kentucky author and a veteran of World War II. Funeral was Friday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Bro. Chester Bottoms officiated. Interment was in the Caldwell Chapel Cemetery, Knifley. Pallbearers were: Anthony Spires, Jeralin Spires, Keven Spires, Bobby Kelsey, Dennis Reeves, William Rector, and Thomas Rector. ~Obituaries of Taylor County, Kentucky, Volume II, compiled by Eunice Montgomery Wright, p. 14

Books by Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles

Harbin's Ridge, 1951

A Little Better Than Plumb, 1963
The GI Journal of Sergeant Giles, 1965
Around Our House, 1971 
Family links: 
  Thomas Franklin Giles (1889 - 1982)
  Bessie Hazel Bottoms Giles (1897 - 1982)
  Janice Meredith Holt Giles (1905 - 1979)
  Geneva Doris Bryant Giles (1941 - 1999)*
  Henry E Giles (1916 - 1986)
  Irene Giles Scott (1918 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
"Sargeant (SGT) ~ U.S. Army ~ World War II"
Caldwell Chapel Cemetery
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: brich1967
Record added: Oct 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78551015
Sgt Henry E Giles
Added by: RS Green-Starnes
Sgt Henry E Giles
Added by: brich1967
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Thank you for your service to our country and for giving me hours of wonderful entertainment while reading your and Janice's books.
- sandy miller
 Added: May. 29, 2016

- Joyce M. Jeffries
 Added: Feb. 3, 2015
Thank you for your service in World War II. We greatly admired your books.
- Gerald & Martha M. Thompson
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014

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