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Cora Mae Giles Rector, 94, Columbia, KY native (1928-2023)

Cora Mae Giles Rector of Winchester passed away on March 19, 2023.

Services will be held privately at Scobee Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Caldwell Church Cemetery in Knifley.

She was born on July 7, 1928, in Columbia, Kentucky, to the late Bessie and Frank Giles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T.G. "Bill" Rector; sons, Billy, Eddie, and Larry Rector; sister, Irene Scott; brothers, Henry and Robert Giles; son-in-law, Richard Holland.

She is survived by her children, Tommy (Lisa) Rector, Teresa (Don) Pasley of Winchester, and Carolyn Holland of Louisville; grandchildren, Leah Schwartz, William Rector, Heather Emmirk, Wendy Brown, Josh Hannah, Elijah Rector, and Ben Pasley; and 15 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her lifelong friend, Linda Barrett.

Cora volunteered for 25 years for Clark County Hospital Auxiliary and Helping Hands. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Giles Society, P.O. Box 932, Columbia, KY 42728, or the charity of your choice.

Scobee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

This story was posted on 2023-03-20 17:04:45
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Cora Mae Giles Rector, 94, Columbia, KY native (1928-2023)

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