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Jewell B. Colliver

Jewell B. Colliver

September 10, 1921     ~     February 19, 2001

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Jewell B. Colliver, 79, Salem Church Road, Cave City, died Monday, February 19, 2001, at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital. A native of Bath County, he was the son of the late John B. Colliver and Mary L. Anderson Colliver. After his graduation from the University of Kentucky, he served with the Signal Corps of the United States Army in the Pacific Theater during WW II.

In 1946, Mr. Colliver married Christine Barlow of Cave City. He began his teaching career in the Barren County School System that same year and taught Vocational Agriculture for 39 years. Many honors have been bestowed upon Jewell Colliver for his personal and professional excellence.

Mr. Colliver was a member of Salem Baptist Church, where he served for 17 years as Sunday School Superintendent and presently as Deacon and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He was past director of the Park City State Bank and was a present director of South Central Bank.

He helped organize and served as chairman of the Joint City-County Planning Commission of Barren County for 24 years. He had been a member of the Conservation District Board for 48 years, during which he served both in the capacity of Vice Chairman and Chairman. He was a former President of the Kentucky Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, a member of the Park City Lions Club for 50 years and a member of Gideons International.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Barlow Colliver; two sons, John H. Colliver and his wife, Lois of Louisville, and Donald G. Colliver and his wife, Rebecca of Nicholasville; four grandchildren, Todd and Sara Colliver of Louisville, Jeremy and Jason Colliver of Nicholasville; two sisters, Beulah Jones and her husband, Frank, and Elizabeth Rice and her husband, Ed all of Owingsville, Ky.; one brother, Burl Colliver of Lynchburg, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Cave City Cemetery. Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Jewell Colliver Memorial Agriculture Scholarship Fund, c/o Barren County Conservation District, 108 Reynolds Road, Glasgow, KY 42141, or to Gideons International, Horse Cave Camp, Horse Cave, KY 42749.

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