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Gola Perry dies




Gola Ellen Perry died June 30 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was 86 years old.

Born at Pulaski, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Peggy Taylor and the widow of Henry McCoy Perry. She was the mother of the late Martha Ellen Perry and Thomas Perry, and a sister of the late George Taylor, Harvey Taylor, Oliver Taylor, and Alfa Meeks.

Mrs. Perry was a member of Eagle Creek United Baptist Church at Honey Bee. She is survived by two daughters, Cora Lee Holbrook, Craft’s Colly, and Rachel Tostenson, Franklin, Ga.; six sons, Virgil Perry, Franklin, Ga.; Gordon Perry, Craft’s Colly; Doyle Perry, Ice; Roscoe Perry, Seco; Stanley Perry, Cowan; and Willard Perry, Leeds, Ala.; three sisters, Betty Pease, Geneva Adams, and Isabell Pease, all of Craft’s Colly; 15 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held July 3 at Eagle Creek United Baptist Church. Burial was in the Eagle Creek Cemetery at Honey Bee.


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