Obituary: A. Dale Nally, 55, formerly of Nelson County



A. Dale Nally, 55, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Nelson County, died suddenly on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. He was born Oct. 29, 1958, in Nelson County and lived in the area until he graduated from Nelson County High School in 1976. He attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington, the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. In 1990, he completed a Residency Internship in Tokyo, Japan.

He was an artist from within. His art has been exhibited and sold in many major cities in the United States. Corporate collections are exhibited in Dallas, Texas; Miami, Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Buenos Aries, Argentina, and Tokyo, Japan. The A. Dale Nally Studio is located in the Wynwood District of Miami. He traveled to many countries and his studio exhibits antique artifacts from the places he visited. He loved and celebrated life and it’s beauty each day.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, J.C. and Marie Nally; his maternal grandparents, Otto Lee and Esther Lee Walker; and his father, Carl W. “Sonny” Nally.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Fern Walker Blanford and C.A. Blanford, both of Bardstown; one sister, Carla Nally (Jospeh S.) Taylor of Bardstown; one brother, G. Dean Nally of Big Sky, Mont.; four stepsisters, Janie Bullock, Betty Sue Hodges, Cindy Blanford, and Rebecca Blanford; two stepbrothers, Michael Blanford, Perry Blanford; three nieces, Collette Riley, Devin Cecil, and Casie Taylor all of Bardstown; one nephew, Bryce Riley of New Hope; one great-nephew, Aiden Carey; his dog, Gaston; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many beloved friends.

The funeral is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Barlow Funeral Home with a private burial at a later date. Mike Lanway will officiate.

Visitation is 1–7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Barlow Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may go to donor’s favorite charity.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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