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Ernestine York Cape, 79, Columbia, KY (1941-2021)

Ernestine York Cape of Columbia passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at her residence. She was 79 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Mike Helm officiating. Burial will follow in the Burchett Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 5pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Friday morning until time for the service.

She was born in Russell County, KY on September 25, 1941 to the late Jessie Archie and Myrtle Lee Hammond York. She was preceded in death by her husband Earnest Cape.

Survivors include four children Christine Patton (Terry) of Columbia, KY, Tony Cape (Kim) of Jamestown, KY, Gary Cape (Lola) of Columbia, KY and Angela Melson (Richie) of Columbia, KY; five grandchildren Steven Cape, Ashley Burchett, Kelly Ginn, T. J. Cape and Jessica Cundiff; six great-grandchildren Nathan Cape, Zakk Burchett, Ava Melson, Marlee Cape, Kassidy Ginn and Vada Cape; four brothers Willie, Elvin, Bobby and Curtis York; a special friend Linda Brown and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a grandson Ryan Mitchell Cape, a sister Debbie Robertson and four brothers Glen, JB, Carlos and Elvis York.

Pallbearers will be Steven Cape, TJ Cape, Nathan Cape, Zakk Burchett, Nathan Ginn, Tyler Cundiff and Davy Burchett.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Ernestine York Cape, 79, Columbia, KY (1941-2021)

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