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Dorothy Jean

August 26, 1934 – January 8, 2019

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Obituary for Dorothy Jean Elam

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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When Friday, January 11th, 2019 6:00pm
Potter Funeral Home
329 Glenn Avenue
West Liberty, KY 41472

Service Information

Saturday, January 12th, 2019 1:00pm
Grassy Lick Baptist Church
Hwy 705
Grassy Creek, KY