Brenda Joyce Cummins, 81, of Madisonville, formerly of Dawson Springs, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Tradewater Health & Rehabilitation, Dawson Springs. Ms Cummins was born on June 5, 1940, to Raymond Thomason and Virginia Louise Davis Thomason Cansler. She was a 1957 graduate of Dawson Springs High School, a member of the First Baptist Church of Dawson Springs, and she was a self-employed grocery store owner for many years.

Ms. Cummins is survived by one daughter, Jenny Purdy (Brad) of Dawson Springs; and one son, Rodney Franklin of Eddyville; four grandchildren, Jessica Moore, Chelsea Martin, Jade Purdy and Jared Franklin; five great- grandchildren, Lillie Huckelberry, Saige Light, Chase Light, Sydney Moore and Everly Lancaster; and two step-great- grandchildren, Emma Martin and Emerson Martin.

Preceding Ms Cummins in death are her parents; first husband, Mangrum Franklin who perished in a coal mining accident; second husband, Harold Cummins; one sister, Jo Goodwin; and one half-brother, T. R. Thomason.

Visitation for Brenda Joyce Cummins will be 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, funeral service will follow with Rev. Jackie Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in Ausenbaugh Cemetery. Pallbearers include Jon Moore, John Martin, Michael Lancaster, D. J. Oldham, Don Oldham and Barry Bullock.

Ms. Cummins’ service will be streamed live on Beshear Funeral Home Facebook. (To view: “Google” beshearfuneralhome

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