329 Glenn Avenue
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Dorothy Elam

Dorothy Jean Elam

Sunday, August 26th, 1934 - Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Dorothy Jean Bush Elam of Grassy Creek, KY, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead, KY, at the age of 84 years, 4 months, and 13 days. She was born Sunday, August 26, 1934, at Trent, KY, daughter of the late Courtney & Gracie Lee Burse Bush.

She was united in marriage to Charles Edward Elam. This union was blessed with two children, Ricky and Pam. She was a homemaker, devoting her life to care for her family and her home. She was a Christian and a member of the Grassy Lick Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt, and will be sadly missed by all her family and her friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Jonathan Lykins, II; and twelve brothers and sisters, Charles Bush, Lilley Bush, William Bush, Pearl Matthews, Bessie Phillips, Viola Wilson, Alice Ball, Fern McCoy, Hazel Linkous, James Bush, Mableen Barker, and Betty Mayabb.

She is survived by her two children, Ricky & Elvira Mildred Elam of Grassy Creek, KY and Pam & Jon Lykins of West Liberty, KY; one granddaughter, Tabby & Tony Conley of Grassy Creek, KY; three great grandchildren, Kaleigh Conley, A.J. Conley, and Peyton Lykins; and several nieces & nephews.

Funeral service 1 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Grassy Lick Baptist Church, with Bro. Kenneth Gevedon & Bro. Jim Tyra officiating. Burial to follow in the Grassy Lick Cemetery, Grassy Creek, KY. Visitation after 6 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Potter Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: A.J. Conley, Keith Barker, Courtney Barker, Jeremiah Terrill, Nolan Lirette, Jamie Barker, and William Barker.

Honorary Pallbearers: Ralph Barker, Jon Lykins, Ricky Elam, Tony Conley, & Ray Phillips.

In Lieu of Flowers, the family request that donations be made to Potter Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 6:00pm
    Potter Funeral Home
    329 Glenn Avenue
    WEST LIBERTY, KY 41472
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 1:00pm
    Grassy Lick Baptist Church
    Hwy 705
    Grassy Creek, KY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 08:54pm
So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with Dorothy.

Dexter and Karen Evans, Woodsbend, KY

Posted at 10:08pm
We extend our condolences to your family in the loss of your mother and grandmother. May God bless and comfort you all.

Tammy Phelps

Posted at 03:17pm
We loved our Aunt Dorthy and the family . So sorry . Prayers and comfort . Love Ronnie and Tammy Phelps

John Lee and Barbara Stacy

Posted at 06:44am
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time.


Posted at 03:32am
Tabby and Kayleigh. I’m so sorry for the loss of ur grandmother and great grandmother. My god give u piece through this tuff time. May god bless u all

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