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Mr. Carlos Lester, age 81, of Pine Knot, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Pine Knot Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie King and Bro. Daniel Ridener officiating. Masonic services will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Pine Knot Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. Saturday until time for services. The family has requested that expressions of sympathy take form of donations to the Hospice of Lake Cumberland. Mr. Lester retired from the McCreary County Schools in 1993 having served in the positions of Assistant Superintendent, Director of Pupil Personnel, and school principal in several of the local schools. He was an English major having graduated from Eastern Kentucky University. He worked in Indiana and Ohio during the summer months when school was out. After retiring, he took up farming and raising Black Angus Cattle. He always looked forward to helping Joel work in the hay fields. Carlos and Louise were members of the Upper Hickory Grove Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Orie S. Ware #874 F&AM in Stearns, the Indra Consistory of Scottish Rite in Louisville and the Oleika Shrine Temple of Lexington Born December 5, 1932, at Pineville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Paul and Mary Axie (Parker) Lester. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Paul Lester, Jr. Surviving family include his wife of 60 years, Louise (Stephens) Lester of Pine Knot whom he married November 25, 1953, a son Joel W. (and Angie) Lester of Pine Knot, two daughters Sandra K. (and John) Sweet, Beulah Heights, and Carla (and Charlie) Dieruf of Lexington. He has a brother George Lester of Oscoda, Michigan and a sister Joan Broughton of Nicholasville, Kentucky. Carlos and Louise have three grandchildren; Amy Sweet, Michael Sweet (and Lisa) and Joseph (and Amanda) Lester and a great grandson, Alex Sweet. His special friends were Dr. Mike Perkins, Ronnie Wilson, Estol Daugherty and Dr. Anthony Stugan.

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