AMerican Veteran 11

Gene O'Connell McElfresh

May 3, 1932 ~ November 30, 2021 (age 89)


Gene O'Connell McElfresh, 89 of Nepton, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital-Main in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born May 3, 1932 in Fleming County, Kentucky to the late Herbert and Helsie Watkins McElfresh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Jimmy McElfresh.

Gene was a retired dairy and tobacco farmer and enjoyed sports, especially the Cincinnati Reds and the Kentucky Wildcats. He enjoyed doing painting and carpentry work, singing and playing the fiddle. He was a member of the Mill Creek Christian Church and had attended the Elizaville Christian Church. Gene was a United States Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife Amanda Carpenter McElfresh whom he married June 28, 1969. One son, Gene McElfresh and his wife Madonna of Nepton, one daughter, Michele Chou and her husband Herbert of New York, New York. Two brothers, Billy (Edna) McElfresh of Flemingsburg, Kentucky and Don (Bonnie) McElfresh of May's Lick, Kentucky. One sister, Patsy Vice of Sherburne, Kentucky. Two grandchildren, Callie Jo McElfresh and Luca Chou. Also, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Saturday, December 4, 2021 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Flemingsburg with Rev. Jerry Boling officiating.

Burial will follow in the Elizaville Cemetery. 

Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the W. N. Fant American Legion Post No. 5 and the Franklin Sousley VFW Post No. 1834.

Visitation at the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Flemingsburg is after 12 Noon Saturday.

Contributions are suggested to a Hospice organization of your choice.

The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home, 405 South Main Cross Street, Flemingsburg, Kentucky 41041 is caring for the arrangements for Gene O'Connell McElfresh.

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December 4, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Michael R. Gray Funeral Home
405 S. Main Cross St.
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

Funeral Service
December 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Michael R. Gray Funeral Home
405 S. Main Cross St.
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

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