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RUTH CORDELL

Ruth (Thomas) Cordell age 89 years and 18 days, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017, at her home in Stearns, Kentucky.

She was born at Swain, Kentucky, on December 27, 1927, the daughter of the late Charles Everett and Mattie (Hill) Thomas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 71 years, William Bradley “DieHard” Cordell, a son, William Bradley Cordell, Jr., two brothers: Howard Thomas and Charles E. Thomas, Jr., four sisters: Reba Little, Valda Douglas, Mabra Cox and Alma Thomas, a granddaughter: Renee’ Tribell a son-in-law, Maurice Tribell and daughter-in-law, Kandi Campbell Cordell.

Surviving family include a son, Tony Cordell of Pine Knot, two daughters: Ruth Diane Cordell-Tribell of Middlesboro, and Lisa Ann Huddleston (husband Eddie) of Stearns, two sisters: Glenna Ball of Somerset and “Marjorie” Jane Gilreath of Somerset, six grandchildren: Alisha Cordell, Amity Cordell, Thomas Young, Dusty Cordell, Rachel Tribell Denny, and Roxanne Tribill Davis, nine great-grandchildren: Kemily West, Joshua Denny, Alexia Denny, Annabelle Davis, RayWilliam Hughes, Jacob Hughes, Aaron Hughes, Aaliyah Hughes, Kason Young.

Ruth and DieHard ran their own trucking company (Cordell Trucking, Inc.) for 38 years.  She also owned and operated The Village Center at Revelo (where Papa’s Pizza is now).  When she was young, she worked with her parents at the Greyhound Bus Station at Pine Knot.  Her father opened one of the first hardware stores (old Williams Hardware store) in Whitley City where she started keeping the books at the age of 14.  She was a founding member of the Davis Hill Church of God.  She taught Sunday School for many years.

She has family members scattered across the United States and been blessed with the ability to share memories and pictures with everyone on Facebook.

Funeral services: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Interment:  Bethel Cemetery

Visitation: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


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Guestbook

I am sorry for the loss of your dear Mrs. Cordell. May you all be comforted by looking forward to the time when all causes of death, and the sorrow that follows, will be gone from the earth forever. (Revelation 21:4; Isaiah 25:8)

Cheryl D. Jan 23 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Granny

I know you are no longer with us, but you are still in the air watching us. I just wanted to reach out and say you were like a Mamaw to me because I never really had a chance really to have a Mamaw except when was little.

I remember when we used to have tea parties at your house and enjoyed out time together when you came with mommy to pick me up. I Love you very much!

Thank you for all the wonderful memories.

Love
Your
Great Grand Daughter
XOXO

Kemily

(Read By Kemily during the service))

Kemily (Great Grand Daugter) Jan 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of RUTH CORDELL

Sandy Gilreath Jan 19 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of RUTH CORDELL

Ronald & Reva Ball Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers for God's comforting peace as you say goodbye to your loved one. Your reunion with her in Heaven will be more joyous than your grief here. She will be waiting. Love you.

Ronald & Reva Ball Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of RUTH CORDELL

Lisa, Eddie and , Kason (KK) Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of RUTH CORDELL

Melissa Crabtree Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of RUTH CORDELL

Melissa Crabtree..love and prayers to all Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

Lisa and Alisha my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I'm here any time you all need me. Love and hugs always

Melissa Crabtree Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of RUTH CORDELL

Les and Sandy Hamlin Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

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