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Lenville Sexton succumbs at 96



Lenville Sexton, 96, died February 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

A son of the late Samuel and Martha Kelly Sexton, he was the widower of Flora Whitaker Sexton.

He was the father of the late Lenville Sexton Jr., Mary Rose Richardson and husband Tobe, Lorene Sexton and husband Charles, a grandfather of the late Charles Wayne Sexton, and a great-grandfather of the late Jordan Shane Sexton.

He was a member of the Colson Baptist Church, where he was known as the ‘Candy Man.’

Surviving are a daughter in-law, Christene Sexton of Florida; 10 grandchildren, Robyn Sexton, Roger Sexton, Shane Sexton and Paul Mark Sexton, all of Sandlick, Teresa Thomas and Brian Sexton, both of Whitesburg, Allen Sexton of Cowan, Randy Sexton of Hazard, and Pamela Alyea and Andy Sexton, both of Florida; 19 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were held February 19, at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Richardson Cemetery at Sandlick.


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