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Addie Davis Howard Jefferson

Addie Davis Howard Jefferson, 87, wife of W.C. Jefferson for 66 years, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at the U.K. Chandler Medical Center.
A native of Nicholas County born September 14, 1933 to the late Jack and Maudie Moore Howard, she was a former employee of Bluegrass Industries/Jockey International, was co-owner of Jefferson Farm Machinery and Jefferson Trucking, drove a bus for the Nicholas County School System for 20 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carlisle.
Additional survivors include four children: Willie Jefferson, Jr., Debbie Osborne, Karen (Larry) Tubbs and Tony (Teresa) Jefferson; two brothers: John (Roberta) Howard and Ollie Howard; six sisters: Rita (Ron) McCarty, Helen Howard, Anna Smoot, Peggy Halsey, Barbara (James) Fryman and Shirley (Roger) Mattox; seven grandchildren: Jeremy (Tabbatha) Tubbs, Rebecca Craycraft, Michelle (Caleb) Downing, Lacey (Nate) Hicks, Drake Osborne, Benjamin (Heather) Jefferson and Mitchell Jefferson; 13 great-grandchildren: Waylon Tubbs, Jacob, Nicholas, Matthew and Emily Craycraft, Casen, Addilee, Kaelyn and Rhett Downing, Anna and John Hicks, and Raelynn and Carter Jefferson; and her beloved dog, Turbo, along with a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Harry and James “Buster” Howard, and a sister, Louise Wagoner.
Services were Monday, December 21, 2020, at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Rev. Steve Smith with burial following in Carlisle Cemetery.
Casketbearers were Jacob Craycraft, Nate Hicks, Chris Howard,  Benjamin Jefferson, Mitchell Jefferson, Timmy Jefferson,  Drake Osborne and Jeremy Tubbs.
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