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Mervin D. McAnally

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By The Staff

Mervin D. McAnally, 79, of Perry Park, died  April 9, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness.

Born May 23, 1929, in the Perry Park community of Owen County, he was the son of the late Jesse Warren and Bertha R. Heightchew McAnally. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy, Herman and Kenneth McAnally. Mervin was a farmer, worked for the Owen County Water and Sewer Department for over 11 years, worked for the Owen County Road Department and also drove a sanitation truck. He was also a member of the Bluegrass Pulling Association and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Mervin is survived by his wife of over 46 years, Beverly Webster McAnally; two nieces, Brenda Smith and her husband, Rodney, and Cathy Chappell; a nephew, David McAnally and his wife, Sharlene; two great-nieces, Jennifer Stewart and Mackinnon McAnally; two great-nephews, Nick Chappell and Cameron McAnally; and a great-great-nephew, Wyatt Traylor, all of Owenton.

Funeral services were held April 14, 2009, at McDonald & New Funeral Home with Bro. David “Milkweed” Wotier officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or New Horizons Medical Center.

Online condolences can be sent via mcdonaldandnew.com.