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Anna "Fay" Autry

November 19, 1947 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Anna “Fay” Autry, 75, of Horse Branch, Kentucky passed away on August 8, 2023. She was born November 19, 1947, at home in Rosine to the late Tom and Eva Autry. Fay worked for fifty plus years for Kentucky Business Enterprise Program for the Blind, KBEP, and held a variety of jobs through KBEP, most recently including full-service canteens at Ft. Campbell and Ft. Knox Army bases. Over the years Fay was actively involved in KBEP, sitting on many committees, mentoring new members, and debating rules and regulations. In 2002, while working at Jefferson County Courthouse in Louisville, Mayor David Armstrong proclaimed February 12 to be Fay Autry Day. She had an adventurous spirit and blindness did not stop her from having a fulfilling life. She was an avid reader, and no doubt held a world record of some type for the number of books read. Fay not only enjoyed reading but enjoyed sharing the love of reading with friends and family, spending countless hours sharing story plots, recommending books, and always requesting new reads. She enjoyed a wide range of genres, from Amish/Christian to James Patterson, as well as biographies and medical reads. Reading was her passion.

In her younger years Fay enjoyed white water rafting, fishing, camping, playing cards/bunco with friends, hosting dinner parties, as well as ballroom dancing and theater. She loved to travel; her most recent trip was in 2019 to Europe.

Aside from her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy Pruitt Raymond, and two brothers, Gerald and Ronnie Autry.

Fay is survived by her daughter, Shelia (Johnny) Nance of Beaver Dam, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Samantha (Erin) Raley of Owensboro, Kentucky, Jessica Raley (Troy) Fox of Kansas City, Missouri, Conner Raymond of Horse Branch, Kentucky, and Katie Raymond (Chandler) Barnett of Owensboro, Kentucky; one great grandchild, Theodore Shartzer-Raley of Owensboro, Kentucky; one brother, Kenny (Sharon) Autry of Horse Branch, Kentucky, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 1 PM Friday, August 11, 2023, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Bro. Conner Raymond and Samantha Raley officiating. Friends may visit with Fay’s family from 11 AM until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. A Burial will be held at 11 AM Sunday at Rosine Cemetery.

Fay’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Palliative Care of Ohio County.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to The American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206.

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August 11, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Funeral Service
August 11, 2023

1:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320


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