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Bruce Gilley Sr. dies at 80

Bruce Gilley Sr., 80, of Doty Creek, died March 8 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.

A son of the late Matt and Minnie Gilley, he was a brother of the late June Day, Gracie Cornett, Jim Gilley, Bob Gilley and Clyde Gilley, and a stepbrother of the late Claude Miles.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Caudill Gilley; six sons, Robert Gilley and wife Sharon, Pikeville, Randy Gilley and wife Angie, Beaver, Jimmy Gilley and wife Ann, Little Colley, Bruce Gilley Jr. and wife Rita, Letcher, and Ricky Gilley and Zollie Gilley, both of Doty Creek; two daughters, Darlene Hurt and husband Earshel of Blackey, and Judy Caudill and husband Robert of Little Cowan; a sister, Geneva Banks of Auburn, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and friend Benson ‘Pnut’ Blair.

Funeral services were held March 12 at Blackey Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Gilley Cemetery at Jeremiah.

Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangement.

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