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1947 CARLIS 2015


September 1, 1947 — November 9, 2015


Jackson Carlis Lee Taylor, age 68, passed away Monday, November 9, 2015, at his home in Whitley City, Kentucky.

Carlis was born at Worley Hilltop, Kentucky, on September 1, 1947, the son of the late Evert and Mildred (Maxwell) Taylor.  Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Willadean King.

Surviving family include his wife Mary Evelyn (Hulsey) Taylor whom he married March 10, 2000, three daughters: Patricia Ann Taylor (husband Rick) of Columbia, South Carolina, Dawn Michelle Wills (husband Lorenza) of Sevierville, Tennessee, and Amanda Renee Payne (and Greg White) of Cumming, Georgia, a brother: Oliver Daly Taylor of McCreary County, a sister: Nora Edith Taylor also of McCreary County, grandchildren: Johnathan, Jessica, Leann, Brandon, Alexis and Cobey, and great grandchildren: Abby, Jaxon Kenneth and Patton, Larken Elaine Utley and Lorelei River Utley. He has five nieces: Louise, Nikki, Haley, Tori, and Lori and two nephews: Little Tommy King and Robert Hulsey.  He has two very special friends and sisters-in-law:  Ann Hulsey of Jasper, Georgia and Norma Jean Douglas of Chatsworth, Georgia.

He worked in the coal mines for 22 years, most of the time for Lee Coal Company.

Funeral services:  1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 2015

Burial:  Higginbotham Cemetery

Visitation:  Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

4:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Main St, Whitley City, KY 42653

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