Obituary, The News Standard, Meade County, Kentucky, December 17, 2010

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Dr. James Lamar Kendall,

Doctor James Lamar Kendall, 70, died at his home near Guston, Ky., Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. James was born Aug. 2,1940, near Guston, Ky., in Meade County.

James was preceded in death by his father. James (Jim) Kendall; mother, Mary Stith Kendall; stepmother, Jane Stewart and son, Dwayne Massey.

James started his dental prctice in Walton, Ky. Later he moved to Meade County with an office in Irvington, Ky., until it was destroyed by a fire. He than had a practice in Brandenburg, Ky., until he retired. Jim was an army veteran and as a captain, worked with the Army Dental Corps in Ft. Benning, Ga.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Massey; children, Etta Nicole Gray (T.J.), James Lamar (Leanne), Howell Joseph (Tina) and Gary Massey; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a brother, Wesley Dale Kendall (Lynn).

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Jim was a master craftsman that made beautiful handsmade knives and wood items. He enjoyed gardening and working in the yard. As a young man, he was a pilot that enjoyed flying single engine planes during leisure times. After retirement, he was instrumental in restoring run down and abandoned graveyards to their former state. He was involved in local politics for a number of years. He was the family historian and had extensive knowledge and research gathered from early ancestors.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service was held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, for family members at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, Ky.