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Carl Smith DeBusk
Carl Smith DeBusk

Carl Smith DeBusk son of Harvey Alden DeBusk and Alice Turner was born 02 Jun 1925 in Rose Hill , Lee County, Virginia and died 26 Jun 2013 in Gulston, Harlan County, Kentucky. He married Emma F. Myers daughter of John Myers and Pearl Riley. She was born 23 Feb 1930 in Harlan County, Kentucky and died 09 Aug 1973 in Harlan County, Kentucky. He married again to Polly Hensley. He is buried at DeBusk Cemetery, Rose Hill, Lee County, Virginia


Carl Smith DeBusk, 88 of Gulston, KY passed away on Wednesday June 26, 2013 at his residence with his wife and son-in-law at his side.

Smith was born June 2, 1925 in Rose Hill, VA to the late Harve and Alice Debusk. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and served his country during WW II.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Jean DeBusk; 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife Polly Hensley DeBusk of Gulston; his son Russell (Laura) DeBusk of Hoover, AL; a daughter, Sandy (Clark) Hatfield of Gulston; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Colby (Corky) Debusk of Gray, TN; 2 sisters, Louise Montgomery and Fredia Whitt of Rose Hill, VA; 2 sister-in-laws, Janice DeBusk of Sullivan, IN and Maude DeBusk of Rose Hill, VA; he leaves several nieces, nephews other relatives to mourn his passing.

Visitation will be Saturday June 29, 2013 from 5 until 8:00 pm at the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home.

Funeral services will follow at 8:00 pm in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws & Jones with Rev. Robert Keith officiating.

Gravesides services will be 1:00 pm Sunday June 30, 2013 at the DeBusk Cemetery in Rose Hill, VA.

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Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home is honored to be serving Debusk family.