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Mary Russell Cummings

November 16, 1926 — February 16, 2023

Franklin

Mrs. Mary Russell Cummings, age 96 of Franklin, KY passed away at her residence at 6:29 AM on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 19th, 2023 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory in Franklin, KY. Visitation will continue on Monday, February 20th, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Sulphur Spring Baptist Church in Simpson County, KY. (2504 Sulphur Spring Church Rd Franklin, KY 42134. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, at the church with interment to follow in the Sulphur Spring Cemetery, in Simpson County, KY.

Mary was born on November 16, 1926 in Schochoh, KY to the late Russell Smith and the late Vertrice (Davenport) Smith. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Notley Cummings and 3 sisters, Dawn Jepson, Sue Biggs, and Sally Carter.

She is survived by 1 daughter; Olivia Kahl (Terry) of Franklin, KY; 2 grandchildren, Michelle Allen (Chris) of Franklin, KY and Crystal Cummings of Franklin, KY; 4 great-grandchildren, Quinton Powell (Erica), Tylar Allen, Victoria Aliamani (George) and Jonathan Poole (Brittany); 6 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Ann Burchett of Adairville, KY; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Mary was a member of Sulphur Spring Baptist church, the Franklin BPW Club, Franklin City Council, the hospital board, Housing Authority Board, Electric Plant Board, the fair board, Habitat for Humanity Board, Franklin-Simpson Band Booster, Democratic Women’s Club and the Insurance Association in Bowling Green, Ky. She was a greeter at Walmart Supercenter in Franklin, KY for 18 years. Mrs. Mary loved to be around people, spend time with family and loved her UK sports.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Franklin BPW Club, P.O. Box 155 Franklin, KY 42135-0155. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is www.gilbertfhonline.com. The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

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