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Services are set for Lester Cress




Funeral services for Lester Cress, 72, of Gordon, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in Benham. Burial will be in the Cress family cemetery at Gordon.

Born in Harlan County, he was a son of the late Marsh and Chloe Hall Cress and was married to the late Jocie Cornett. He was a brother of the late Frances Bailey. He died November 25 at Parkview Nursing Home in Pikeville after a long illness.

Cress was a retired security guard. He was a member of the Park Road Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are seven children, Yvonne Lewis, Virgil Cress, Morgan Cress, Jewell Cornett, and Ruby Sparkman, all of Gordon; Leon Cress, Lexington; and Cleo Cress, Cumberland; two brothers, Pearl Cress, Gordon, and Dempsey Cress, Versailles; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.


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