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Thelma Lester

Thelma Ruth Lester (Bayes)

Friday, June 27, 1930 - Sunday, December 6, 2020
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Thelma Ruth Bayes Lester age 90 of Denver, Kentucky went on to be with the Lord on Sunday December 6, 2020 at Paul B. Hall Medical Center. Born June 27, 1930 at Swanp Branch, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Jack (Sam) Bayes and Edna Collins Bayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Densil Lee Lester, her father, her mother and three brothers, Sherman, Carl, and Charles. She is survived by three nephews, Jess, Gregg, and Bryan, two nieces, Twila and Tammie, their families, and several cousins, and a host of friends and neighbors. Thelma was a devoted school teacher for thirty years with the Johnson County School System. She attended the Barnetts Creek United Baptist Church when she was able. Visitation will be held Thursday at the Preston Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Kenny Pelphrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Lester Family Cemetery at Denver, Kentucky.

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    Friday, December 11, 2020 |
    Friday, December 11, 2020
    Lester Family Cemetery


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Posted at 09:37pm
Deepest Sympathy to my 2nd grade teacher family during their loss. She was such a good teacher and will be miss. Love Rita Conley Hackworth

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We will miss you so much. We always had a great time visiting you in Kentucky. We will always have fond memories of you in our hearts.
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Sissy, life Is a journey. Along the way you have taught a lot of life lessons to us. This did not fall on deaf ears. Thanks for the wonderful memories
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