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Thelma (Abell) Haggard

May 25, 1932 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 89)


Thelma Haggard, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at her son’s home in Nicholasville.

  Born May 25, 1932, in Lebanon, KY, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Edward Abell and Mary Celeste Mattingly Abell. Thelma was a former seamstress. She was a devoted housewife and mother. Thelma attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and formerly the Antioch Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

  Survivors include her son, Tommy (and Becky) Haggard; two grandsons, Aaron and Andrew Haggard; brother-in-law, Tony (and Camille) Haggard; sister-in-law, Marilyn (and Noel) Clayton; and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard C. Haggard; son, James Aaron Haggard; brothers, Alvin, Bert, J.B., and Leo Abell; sisters, Louise Blandford Thomas, Clara Hutchins, Teresa Mattingly, and Helen Osborne; and brother-in-law, JR Haggard.

  All funeral services and visitation will be held privately for family. Burial will take place in the Antioch Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Antioch Cemetery, c/o Marilyn Clayton, PO Box 4025, Frankfort, KY 40604.

  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at

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