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Elsie Marie Gaskins

, 95, of Columbia, Ky., died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 1:35 p.m. at Russell County Hospital.

She was born in Jamestown, Ky., on Feb. 23, 1922, to the late Vadie and Mary Magdalene Wooldridge Guffey.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ray Gaskins; three sons, Ethan, Solomon and Emmanuel Gaskins and one daughter; Katherine Gaskins.

She attended New Hope Separate Baptist Church and the Adair Friends and Neighbors Adult Daycare.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruth Pike of Columbia; five sons, Lemuel Gaskins and his wife Linda of Columbia, Jesse Gaskins of Columbia, Amos Gaskins and his wife Carolyn of Columbia, David Gaskins of Edmonton, Samuel Gaskins and his wife Twalla of Knifley; 14 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren.

Funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. David Coffey officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.

Casket Bearers were Jonathan Gaskins, Daniel Gaskins, Billy Alexander, Jason Pike, Michael Hinkle and Josh Pike. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements