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Mary Ellen Draughon

April 4, 1929 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 93)
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Mrs. Mary Ellen Atwood Draughon, age 93, of Bowling Green, KY, passed away on Sunday, November 20th, 2022 at 1:00 AM at the Hospice House in Bowling Green, KY.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM Friday, November 25th, 2022 at Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday at the funeral home with burial to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, KY.

Mary Ellen was born on April 4, 1929 in Franklin, KY, to the late Hubert Atwood and the late Bertha Mae (Halsey) Atwood. She was preceded in death by 4 siblings, Douglas Atwood, Joe Atwood, Alton Atwood and Thelma Atwood Link.

She is survived by her spouse of 75 years, Joe Edward Draughon; son, Edward Draughon of Bowling Green, KY; 3 grandchildren, Nicholas Powers (Amanda) of Auburn, KY, Zachary Powers (Scott) of Bowling Green, KY and Monique Berryhill of Bixby, OK; 2 great grandchildren, Danielle Hanes (Josh) of Bixby, OK and Brandi Vaughn of Bixby, OK.

Mary Ellen was a member of Eastwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green, KY.  She was a former member of Lake Springs Baptist Church in Franklin KY.  She was a 1946 graduate of Franklin-Simpson High School.  Mary was a devout Baptist, never drank or smoked, but she loved horse racing and going with Joe and family members to their favorite casinos.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104.  Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

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


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November 25, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Funeral Service
November 25, 2022

1:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

November 25, 2022

2:00 PM
Greenlawn Cemetery
420 Cemetery Street
Franklin, Ky 42134

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Mary Draughon

April 4, 1929-November 20, 2022

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