|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2011|
1921 - 2011
Grace Cornett Amburgey, 89, of McBrayer Road, Clearfield, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Ridgeway Manor in Owingsville, Kentucky.
She was born April 27, 1921, in Knott County, Kentucky, to the late "Banjo" Bill and Malissa Combs Cornett.
Grace graduated from Hindman Settlement School in 1938 and then attended Alice Lloyd College for two years. She earned the A. B. degree in 1944 and the M.A. degree in 1968, both from Morehead State University. Mrs. Amburgey was a biology and math teacher in Ohio and Kentucky from grades elementary through high school. She was also a librarian at Morehead State University as well as the Rowan County School System, having retired from the Rowan County School System. She was very active in the Senior Olympic Games and attended five National Senior Olympics in San Antonio, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Orlando, Florida; and Virginia Beach, Virginia. At the age of 80, she was a Gold Medalist in the National Senior Olympics in horseshoes and shuffleboard. Grace was a former member of the National Education Association, Kentucky Education Association, National Senior Games Association, and Kentucky Senior Games Association. She was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and a Kentucky Colonel.
Besides her parents, Grace was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Risner, Lola Faye Jones, and Lake Cooper, two brothers, Coney Cornett and Scott Cornett, and her husband, Homer Amburgey, who passed away November 13, 2001.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Amburgey and Betty Crawford and her husband Bobo of Clearfield, one grandson, Joe David Crawford and his wife Kelly of Johnson City, Tennessee, three great-grandchildren, Kara Grace, Kameron Elijah, and Kasey Jo of Johnson City, Tennessee, two sisters, Mable Smith of Crown Point, Indiana, and Madge Mayo of Morehead, two brothers, Brode Cornett of Morehead and Bernie Cornett of Nicholasville, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted 4 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2011, at Brown Cemetery with the Rev. H. G. Pratt officiating.
Visitation is after 2 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2011, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.
Pallbearers will be Joe Crawford, Shane Moore, Chad Blackwell, Bobo Crawford, Tripp Holbrook, Fred Cooper, and David Owen.
Homer Brodie Amburgey (1919 - 2001)*
Created by: Rose
Record added: Jan 21, 2011
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