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Sally Wood Martin Dunaway

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DUNAWAY, SALLY WOOD MARTIN, 80, passed on to the loving embrace of the Lord December 7, 2012 peacefully and with love in her heart.

She was born September 24, 1932 in Louisville, KY to the late Rebel and Ina Gardner Martin. She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky with her teaching career extending to St. Louis, MO and Elizabethtown, KY, where she became an advocate of many educational entities and was named President of the Education Association. Moving back to Lexington, she was involved in the Circle Group at Southern Hills United Methodist Church.

She married Bobby C. Dunaway of Stanford, KY, who had just returned from the Korean War and they crossed paths on Woodland and Maxwell streets, sharing olive nut sandwiches. Their marriage was a 50/50 relationship, mainly with the goal of creating a loving and warm home and life for their twin children, Karen and Clay. Mrs. Dunaway possessed a wonderful, kind soul, shrouded in humble and gentle benevolent love for all humans and also a great sense of humor. As a school teacher and beautiful wife and mother, she was an ambassador for cheerful feelings. She loved music and dancing, especially music from the Big Band Era.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Carlile; and her daughter, Karen Dunaway-Alexander. Survivors include her son, Clay Carlile Dunaway of Lexington; a sister, Marcella Martin Leach; two sisters-in-law, Allean (Don) Blose of Riverside, CA and Eilean Clausen of Chatsworth, CA; one brother-in-law, Billy Dunaway of Glendale, CA; nephews, Dr. Henry Thompson Nicholas III of Newport Coast, CA; Douglas Blose, and Gary and Greg Clausen; and nieces, Marcy Nicholas and Sandra Bruckner.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Dr. Bill Moore and Rev. Jill Ruhl. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday until the service time. A Celebration of Sally's life will be 3:30-9 p.m. Saturday at the Campbell House (Crown Plaza) featuring music and show tunes from the Big Band Era with a prime rib and lobster buffet. Memorial contributions are suggested to Southern Hills United Methodist Church or the .

Published in The Courier-Journal on Dec. 13, 2012
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