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Sarah Ann (Atherton) Wolford

March 26, 1935 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 86)


Sarah Ann Atherton Wolford, of Casey County, passed from this life on November 1, 2021, in Somerset, KY. She was 86.

Born March 26, 1935, in Owensboro, KY, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Paxton Atherton and Mary Agnes Gilles Atherton. Mrs. Wolford was a loving homemaker, answering well her calling as a wife and mother. She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church and an avid fan of UK football and basketball. She loved playing cards, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Debra Ann Wolford (and Tom) Head of Goodlettsville, TN, Joseph Coy (and Liz) Wolford of Versailles, Mary Paxton Wolford (and Mark) Bogard of Church Hill, TN, and James Gregory (and Lisa) Wolford of Lancaster; sister, Mary Elizabeth Atherton of Louisville; daughter-in-law, Ellen Wolford of Owensboro; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Keith Wolford and a son, Michael Keith Wolford.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, November 6, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father George Otuma officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4-7PM Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. There will be a prayer and celebration service held at 6:30PM Friday.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Cemetery, 5075 State Highway 551, Liberty, KY 42539.

Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Online guestbook available at

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November 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

Funeral Mass
November 6, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church
5075 State Hwy. 551
Liberty, KY 42539

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