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Nell Edna Sawyer Counts


Mrs. Nell Edna Sawyer Counts, age 91, of Counts Lane in Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away, Sunday morning, January 3, 2021, in the Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio.

She was born August 29, 1929, Alton, Illinois, a daughter of the late Ernest and Maude Lewis Sawyer.

Nell was of the Christian faith and she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Elsner Brintin Counts.

Nell is survived by two sons, Richard Spencer (Jane) of Tampa, Florida, and James Counts (Toby) of Olive Hill, Kentucky; one daughter, Brenda Kissinger of Olive Hill, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Bowen Chapel Cemetery in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Mitch Roe officiating. 

Friends may visit from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West Highway US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.

Bill Wilson, Jonathan Garvin, Josh Garvin, Chris Perry, Tyler McGlone and Derek Puckett will serve as pallbearers.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.

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