Whitesburg KY

George Ables dies at 82



George Nelson Ables, 82, died April 17 at his home in Columbus, Ind., after complications of a long-term illness.

Born in Letcher County, he was the third born of seven children to the late James Christopher and Dixie Ables.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Don, Emory and Bobby, and a sister, Paula.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Williams Ables; a son, Brent Ables and wife Amy of Columbus, Ind.; a daughter, Kristen Traylor and husband Bryan of North Carolina; six grandchildren, Bryce, Riley, and Reagan Ables and Logan, Sarah, and Carson Traylor; and two brothers, Jim Ables and wife Ruby of Ohio, and Bill Ables and wife Joyce of South Carolina.

Mr. Ables enjoyed attending all of his grandchildren’s events, Kentucky basketball games, and Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns football games.

His biggest passion was attending church with his wife, praise gatherings, and listening to Southern gospel music.

A private family service is planned, and Brian Gilroy will officiate.

Burial was in the Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery in Columbus, Ind. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name can be made to Garden City Church of Christ in Columbus, Ind.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Ables family at barkesweaverglick.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.

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