Owner of WCPM-AM Passes Away

November 15th, 2008

Shirley Estes Bibb, 67, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, November 10, 2008 at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington of complications from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Shirley was a native of Rosspoint and had lived in Cumberland most of her life. She became an employee of Bowers Department Store in Cumberland in 1967 – 1981, then co-owner and operator of George’s Department Store in 1982 until its closing in 1997; and current owner of WCPM Radio Station in Cumberland since 2003.

She was a homemaker and loving mother. She believed in the Christian faith and was a member of First Christian Church in Cumberland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. George Bibb; and her father, Alonzo Estes.

Survivors include three daughters: Paula Stevens and husband, Danny, Lexington; Sandra Hightower and husband, Julian, Mayking; Susan Burton and husband, Mike, Partridge; her mother, Pauline Baker Estes, Rosspoint; three grandchildren: Michael P. Burton and wife, Miranda, Partridge; Brandon George Burton and wife, Wendy, Partridge; Sierra Stevens, Frankfort; one great-granddaughter, Shelby Burton; three brothers, Richard Estes, Randall Estes, and Bill Estes; three sisters: Rita Bishop, Karen Mosley, and Eulala Ann Milby; her fiancé, Bill Lile, Louisville; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at Tri-City Funeral Home in Benham. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2008 in the Chapel of Tri-City Funeral Home with Minister Robert Warren officiating. Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery in Cumberland.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be left at www.harlanobits.net.

The family has entrusted Tri-City Funeral Home in Benham with the arrangements.

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