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Founder of Ferrell's Snappy Service Has Died

Ferrells Snappy Service

The owner of an iconic western Kentucky diner has died. Cecil Ferrell passed at 1:00 a.m. Monday morning at the age of 96.

Ferrell and her husband opened Ferrell’s Snappy Service in downtown Hopkinsville in 1936. The eight-stool diner was recognized as a "Kentucky Landmark" by Representative Ed Whitfield in 2003.

The diner’s Missy Gibbs says Ferrell’s son Phillip will own and continue to operate the restaurant.

Hopkinsville's Hughart, Beard, and Giles Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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