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 DEBRA KING, age 60, of Stearns, KY, passed away, Sunday, January 25th, 2015, at the Jean Waddle (Hospice) Care Center at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.

Debra was born in Richmond, Kentucky on October 9, 1954, a daughter of the late Maryanne (Mason) and Dr. John D Rowlett.


Debra was an attorney and member of the Bar Association from 1979 until present. She was a professor at ITT Tech in Lexington, Kentucky.  She was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Richmond, KY. She was a girl scout leader and a member of the McCreary County Educational Development Foundation for the Somerset Community College. She loved to cook and make crafts. She was a very strong willed mother having had two sons deployed for different wars. Debra was the nanna to four grand babies. She also had a dog whom she loved very much and her name was Allie.

 Debra is survived by her husband Charles “Chuck” King of Stearns, a daughter, Lindsay Musgrove (husband, Lucian), of Pine Knot, three sons Richard King, of Richmond, Russell King (Becca Ellis), of Robbins ,TN.; Robert King (wife  Sarah), of New Albany, Indiana.   Debra is also survived by two sisters, Janet Robison (husband Allen), of Marietta, Georgia; Virginia Fairchild (husband Jeff), of Lexington, Kentucky, a brother, Dr. John D. Rowlett (wife Sharon) of Savanah, Georgia.  She has four grandchildren, Jacob, Kameron, Caleb, and Abby.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Staley officiating.  Burial will be at the Pine Knot Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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It has been many years since I have seen either Chuck or Debbie but I wanted to send my condolences to all the friends and family members. It is always hard to lose the one's we love. Prayers be with you now and always in your sorrow.

Karen Creech Machol Jan 30 2015 12:00 AM

My prayers and heart are with you during this time.  So many memories of our childhood growing up on Eastway Drive.  I loved Debra like a sister.  She is pain free and with Momma/Daddy Rowlett.  Chuck, no words can help with the hurt you and your kids are going thru.  Debra was a great person. Put your loss in the hands of our Lord.  We will continue to pray for you all.  I love all of you.  Virginia, Johnny and Janet my heart breaks for you also.  Wish I could be with you today.  Prayers from Missouri.

Judy Miller Spurgeon Jan 29 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Debra's passing.  I have many fond memories of our time together as students at Eastern.  Love and prayers to all, Sarah DeRossett

Sarah DeRossett Jan 28 2015 12:00 AM

I never really knew her, though we both attended Whitley City First Baptist Church and I watched her son, Robert on Stage a little.  She did give me a ride during our time together on jury duty, though.  I believe she was a Christian and that should comfort her family.

Teresa Alene King Jan 27 2015 12:00 AM

Debbie was a beautiful person.  I really liked her.  She was a hardworking and VERY caring person.  I'm so glad I got to know her as we attended First Baptist Whitley City Church together.  R.I.P. sweet lady!

Rita Anderson Jan 27 2015 12:00 AM

Mrs. King was my Professor when I attended ITT Tech. She was such a wonderful person, who made learning fun. I'm truly sorry for your loss of such a great woman. She will be missed. My prayers are with her family and friends.

Renee Ramsey Jan 27 2015 12:00 AM

Mrs. King was a great instructor ITT when I attended there. Prayers going out to the family. She was a great lady.

Tammy Marrs Jan 27 2015 12:00 AM

When I was in law school, I dreamed of being the first female attorney to practice in McCreary County.  Debra King beat me to it.  It didn't take me long to be thankful for her doing this.  Not only did she pave the way for me and other females, she wrote the book on courtroom confidence.  She never hesitated to help me when I had a question.  She brought the practice of Domestic Relations Law to the forefront.  She was one of the best Domestic Relations attorneys in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.   I envied Debra's brilliant legal mind.  She was a classy lady that I highly respected and strived to emulate.  
Thoughts and prayers to her family,
Michele Wilson Jones

Michele Wilson Jones Jan 26 2015 12:00 AM