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James A. Kannady, 78

 James A. Kannady of Walton died Sunday, July 2, at his home. He was 78.
Mr. Kannady was a graduate of Simon Kenton High School and was named a Kentucky Colonel in 1973.
He was employed by Kluener Meat Packing Company for many years and in the 1970s, he became licensed to sell real estate and became an auctioneer.
He was awarded Kentucky Auctioneers Association LifetimeAchievement Award in February, this year.
Mr. Kannady was a member of the Cattleman Association, was past president of the Auctioneer Association, Hall of Fame, and past president of Kenton County Kentucky Farm Bureau.
He enjoyed fishing, farming, collecting antique tractors and conducting Kenton County 4H livestock auctions.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Stephenson Kannady; two sons, Doug and Steve Kannady; one brother, Bob Kannady; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and David Kannady.
Visitation was held Wednesday, July 5, at Nicholson Christian Church from 4 to 8 p.m.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at the church. Burial followed at Independence Cemetery.
Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home of Independence handled the arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to Nicholson Christian Church.

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