Nellie Marie <I>Wooley</I> Perkins

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Nellie Marie Wooley Perkins

Birth
Taylor County, Kentucky, USA
Death 3 May 1982 (aged 31)
Taylor County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 106931859 · View Source
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Nellie Perkins, 31, of Route 6, Campbellsville, died at 6:45 a.m., Monday, May 3, 1982 in Campbellsville as the result of an automobile accident. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and an employee of Huber's Restaurant. She united in marriage to Robert Perkins Sept. 17, 1966. To this union four daughters were born: Robbin Jean Perkins, Shelia Louise Perkins, Shirley Ann Perkins, and Mistie Gale Perkins, all at home. Besides her husband and daughters, she is survived by her mother, Dorothy Wooley of Campbellsville, Route 4; four sisters and five brothers: Phyllis Coppage of Elkhorn, Route 1; William (Bud) Wooley of Campbellsville, Route 5; James Wooley of Campbellsville; Ronald Allen Wooley and Robert Dale Wooley both of Campbellsville, Route 4; Mary Louise Adams of Houston, Texas; Morris Wooley of Morristown, Florida; Sheila Gale Wilkes and Betty June Wood both of St. Petersburg, Florida; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 5 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by the Rev. Don Watson and the Rev. Clyde Pruitt. Burial was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Steve Adams, Wayne Coppage, Robert Farmer, Johnny Phillips, Pete Davis, and Lanny Morgason

Central Kentucky News-Journal, May 6, 1982
Woman Dies
An early morning accident 1.2 miles west of Campbellsville on KY 210 has claimed the life of a 31-year-old Taylor County woman. Nellie Marie Perkins, Route 6, died at the scene, according to Terry Dabney, Taylor County Coroner. Dabney said Monday her death was attributed to multiple internal injuries. Mrs. Perkins was traveling east on KY 210 at about 5:20 a.m. Monday when for no apparent reason her car left the roadway and struck a sycamore tree just east of the entrance of Forest Hills Subdivision. According to Trooper Murrell Thornton, investigating officer, the 1977 Chevrolet left no skid marks. Members of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Squad worked for more than two hours to free Mrs. Perkins from the mangled car. The car hit the tree broadside about midway of the car and wrapped itself around the tree trunk. When Campbellsville firemen arrived at the scene water was needed to douse some flames which had begun in the rear of the car. Campbellsville policemen used a fire extinguisher to hold down the flames until fire units could arrive. The fire was not severe enough however, that Mrs. Perkins received any burns, according to Charlie Shaw, commander of the rescue squad. Shaw said that chances of the fire reigniting and the fact the car was so severely wrapped around the tree made rescue efforts unique to any he had ever encountered before. Rescue workers used two sets of Jaws of Life and several other tools to help free the trapped victim. "It didn't seem to make any difference which way you tried to move it (the car), it was moving against her," Shaw said Tuesday morning. The accident was reported to police by a truck driver who happened by shortly after 5 a.m.


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  • Created by: Lisa Gribbins Cox
  • Added: 19 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 106931859
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie Marie Wooley Perkins (25 Feb 1951–3 May 1982), Find a Grave Memorial no. 106931859, citing Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Lisa Gribbins Cox (contributor 46981020) .