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Sean Cory Conley

Sean Cory Conley, 49, husband of Nancy Hatton Conley, died Friday, December 16, 2022 at his home after a long fight with cancer.

He was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, son of the late Barbara Sherlock Conley and Richard Allen Conley. Cory was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Michael and Dorothy Sherlock; paternal grandparents, Frank and Pearl Conley; and his beloved hounds, Talula May and Dixie.

Cory graduated from Bourbon County High School and attended the University of Kentucky. He owned and operated his own landscaping business for a number of years and was a lawn and garden manager at Lowe’s in Winchester, Kentucky. Cory had a black belt in Shao-Lin-Do and he enjoyed fishing, landscaping, and farming.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, Cory is survived by his siblings, Shelley (Scott) Paterson and Marlena (Mark) Wilzbach; his mother-in-law, Hazel Hatton; his stepmother, Kathy Conley; sisters-in-law, Betty (Henry) Lovell, Joyce (Steve) Toney; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 19, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, 526 Pleasant Street, Paris, Kentucky. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, at the funeral home with Celebrant Sharon L. Berry officiating. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Anthony Leach, Kevin Clemons, Craig Watkins, Mark Bannister, Zack Paterson, Jamie McCall, and David McCall. Honorary bearers will be Chris and Katie Boshears, Whitney Jones, Tracy Montgomery, Joyce and Steve Toney, Scott Paterson, Mark Wilzback, Branson Leach, Art Snap, Chad Smart, Willa Bevins, Cindy McCall, Sherry Lanter, and all of Cory’s nieces.

Special thanks to Cory’s First Angels, Jennifer (his nurse at University of Kentucky), Christie Hudnall, and Betty Lovell.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Paris Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), 6 Legion Road, Paris, KY 40361 or to Bluegrass Hospice Care, 1317 US Highway 62E, Cynthiana, KY 41031.
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