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CENTER – James Franklin “Frank” Lile, 89, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. Born March 27, 1933, in Metcalfe County to the late Samuel Spurgeon and Mary Lou Asbury Lile. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Lou Lile in 2008.

Frank was retired from Louisville Gas and Electric and member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was a 65-year masonic veteran, raised in the James F. Keel Lodge No. 320.

Mr. Lile is survived by his daughter, Ginger and husband Frankie Froggett of Center; three grandchildren, Chesney (Todd) Caswell of Canada, Nate (Rebecca) Froggett of Center, and Daniel Froggett of Washington, DC; six great-grandchildren, Lanee Froggett, James Thomas Caswell, Aubrey Caswell, Gage Froggett, Thatch Froggett, Copley Froggett; a sister, Rosella and husband James Ray Rock; nieces and nephews, Rhonda Glass, Alicia Robinson, Mark Rock, and Jim Monroe; sister in law, JoAnn (Bill) Monroe; a very special friend, Diane Moore.

Funeral Services for James Franklin Lile will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 17, 2022, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton. Burial will follow in the Houk Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday and after 11:00 AM Sunday at the funeral home.

Masonic services will be held at 5:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Lile. Please share your messages of condolence with the family at


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