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Dortha Read

Died: Sunday, February 20, 2011
Dortha Read, 85, Marengo, formerly of Elkhorn, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at 12:14 a.m. in Paoli.

Born Jan. 28, 1926, in Taylor County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Riley Perkins and Pernie Perkins.

She was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Orvin Cox, and second husband, Orville Read, on July 31, 1986; a daughter, Frieda Cox, in 1948; a brother, Clyde Perkins; a sister, Margaret Wilson; and a great-granddaughter.

Survivors include three sons, David Cox of Paoli, Randell Cox of Troy and Michael Cox of English; a daughter, Betty Dickey of French Lick; two stepchildren, Cozetta Perkins of Louisville and Crandell Read of Campbellsville; three siblings, Frances Hayes of Elkhorn and Carol Perkins and Linda Cox, both of Campbellsville; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral: Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville with burial in Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Officiant: Brother Michael Lee.

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