Pike County Obituaries

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Anderson, Dorothy June, age 64 passed from this life on Saturday, April 11, 1992, at her residence, Shelby Gap, KY. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Grace (Steele) Anderson, born January 31, 1928 in Pike County KY. Survivors are her husband Duran Anderson of Shelby Gap, KY and the following children: one son, Terry Anderson, Shelby Gap, KY: three daughters: Patsy Jean Tackett, Dorton, KY; Peggy Sue Milam and Freda Devaryl Childers, both of Shelby Gap, KY; seven grandchildren; three brothers: Oakie Woodward of OH; Harold Woodward, of Michigan; Franklin Woodward, Pikeville, KY; one sister; Virginia Ratliff, Shelby Gap, KY. Dorothy was a member of the Hylton Freewill Baptist Church.

Anderson, Easter, It is with a sad and broken heart, that I will try to write the obituary of our Mother, Easter Anderson. Easter Anderson departed this life September 21, 1986 at Whitesburg Hospital. She was the daughter of Blackhead Vanover and Sylvania (Potter) Vanover. Easter Anderson married Alvin Anderson, February 7, 1924 in Pike County, KY. To their union was born 11 children, five preceded them in death. Easterís sickness started with a broken hip in May 1986 and blood clots seemed to take over shortly thereafter. She was a very good mother and wanted to feed everyone that came to visit her. Mother joined the Old Regular Baptist Church some 34 years ago and took fellowship at Old Elkhorn. Easter leaves to mourn her: six children, and 16 grandchildren; one sister, Delphia Hall; and a host of relatives and friends. The children have lost a good and loving mother. Her vacant spot in our hearts and home can never be filled, but we feel that our loss is heavenís gain. Written by her broken hearted daughter.

Cantrill, Georgia (Ison) passed away on March 11, 1991 in WV. Born on July 17, 1909, the daughter of Ira and Mary (Swindall) Ison of Myra, KY. Interment is at Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, KY.

Childers, Bevin Manuel born December 8, 1897 in Pike County, KY. Departed this life on March 19, 1982 at the age of 85 years, 3 months and 11 days. He was the son of the late Albert Ward Childers and Cynthia (Moore) Childers, born in Pike County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Sanders Childers; one son, Walter Rex; and one daughter, Madonna Cantrell. Later in life he was married to Bertha Whitaker who survives him. Also surviving are three sons: Adam of Pageton, WV. Steve of Wise, VA, and Vernon of Shelby Gap, KY.; eight daughters: Mable Ratliff of Ashcamp, KY, Jeheniah Dobson of Fredericksburg, VA, Cynthia Ramey of Harlan,KY, Laura Kidd of Northwood OH, Phyllis Cook of Ashcamp, KY, Lettie Damron of Gahannah, OH, Eleanore Little of Shelby Gap, KY, and Gay Wallace of Wooster, OH; fifty grandchildren fifty- one great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are the following stepchildren: Ernest Whitaker of Baltimore, MD. Jeannine Stallard of Wise, VA., Thelma J. Collier of Payne Gap, KY., James H. Whitaker of Payne Gap,KY.; two sisters: Gwendolyn More and Catherine Caudill of Shelby Gap, KY.

Childers, Erman F. age 76 of Dorton, KY. a former coal mine operator and merchant, husband of Vaughnie Childers, died yesterday at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. Services will be at 11 am Tuesday at Dorton United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 3pm today at Justice Funeral Home. 3-31-85

Childers, Lawrence age 76 of Shelby Gap, KY. Died May 12, 1988, born May 20, 1911. Interment at Childers Cemetery, Shelby Gap, KY.

Childers, Vaughnie Horn, 81 years of age died February 23, 1989. Born on May 24, 1907. Final resting place, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, KY.

Greer, Creed.C. 85, of 415 Ridgeway Road, a retired merchant, died at 6:30 am Sunday, February 20, 1972 at St Joseph Hospital. Born in Pike County, he was the son of the late Marcus L. and Drucilla (Mullins) Greer and a member of the Maxwell Street Christian Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Grace (Ison) Greer, a son Jack Greer, Ypsilanti, MI., six daughters, Mrs. Alka Wright, Staunton, VA., Mrs. Lucille Martin, Bowling Green, OH., Mrs. Betty Jo Clark, Pikeville, Mrs. Virginia Cheeks, Flatwoods, KY., Mrs Mabel Stallard and Mrs. Barbara Alt, both of Lexington, KY., a brother, four sisters, 19 grandchildren

And 15 great grand children. Burial in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens in Jessamine County. (Lexington Herald)

Greer, Grace Caroline (Ison), 91 widow of C.C.Greer of 988 Carneal Dr., died Thurs. February 16, 1989 at her residence. She was born in Burdine, KY, the daughter of the late Ira and Mary (Swindall) Ison of Myra, KY and was a member of the Myra Kentucky Christian Church. Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. J.W. (Mable) Stallard, Lexington, Mrs. Argil (Lucille) Martin, Sarasota, Fl. Mrs. O.M. (Betty Jo) Clark, Jr. Pikeville, KY. Mrs. J.O. (Virginia) Cheeks, Flatwoods, KY and Mrs. Bill (Barbara) Alt, Lexington: one son, Jack P. Greer, Ypsilanti, MI. three sisters, Mrs. J.M. Martin, Jenkins, KY. Mrs. Georgia Cantr5ill, Huntington, WV. And Mrs. Dorsey Andrews, Melbourne, FL; one brother, Carlton Ison, Louisa, KY; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 7 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Alka Wright. Burial in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. (Newspaper)

Ison, Frankie Burke passed way in Myra, KY. On February 10, 1981 she was 64 years old. She is survived by her husband Woodrow. Interment at Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, KY.

Ison, Woodrow Wilson age 72 passed away on February 22, 1985.Final resting place Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, KY.

Measel, Nellie (Sanders), 66 of 248 Clay Avenue, died yesterday at Central Baptist Hospital following a short illness. A native of Pike County, she was a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Reece Sanders, Waynesburg, KY., and the late Jerry M. Sanders. Mrs. Measel was a member of the Woodland Avenue Baptist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of Central Baptist Hospital, the American Red Cross Grey Ladies Post and the National Federation of Republican Women. She was a past president of the Kentucky State Chapter of American War Mothers and past national chairman of their committee on Americanism. She was a member of the Kentucky Mountain Club and a past president of its ladies auxiliary. In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, D.L.Measel Sr., Lexington KY. a daughter, Mrs. Grady Holland,McGuire Air Force Base, NJ; three sons, Dwight L. Measel Jr., San Jose, CA; Thurman Measel, Lexington,KY. And Robert C. Measel, Honolulu, HI; two sisters, Mrs. Delmar Wallace, Louisville, and Miss Alka Sanders, St. Clair, MI; five brothers, Ralph Sanders, Brownsburg, IN. Fred Sanders, Crab Orchard; Irvin Sanders, Danville; Vernon Sanders, Waynesburg, and Hurston Sanders, Cincinnati, OH. 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery. (Newspaper

Yost, John M. retired Pikeville banker and one of Pikevilleís most widely known citizens, died about 6am Monday October 4, at the Pikeville home on College Street where he was born February 26, 1900. Brother Yost was one of the nationís most publicized bankers before his retirement a few years ago. Articles about Yost appeared in many national and international publications including Readerís Digest, Fortune Magazine and "Dark Horse," the banking magazine for Lloydís of London. The bankerís habit of sending flower seeds and vegetable seeds to friends and customers and his bank window displays of old photographs, circus advertisement, arts, prize poultry and small animals attracted wide interest. Bro. Yost was president of the Kentucky Bankers Association when he was 28 years old. He was one of the first bankers in the nation to establish a morning inspirational service for employees before the start of the dayís business. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pikeville, and Thomas C. Cecil Lodge No 375, F &A.M. He was a past master of the lodge and a member of the Sons of the Revolution. (Newspaper)

Wright, Alka Bernise (Greer) widow of Forester A. Wright was dead on arrival Monday January 8, 1973 at Kingís Daughters Hospital. She was born October 12, 1915, in Myra,KY. A daughter of the late C.C.Greer and Grace (Ison) Greer. Mrs. Wright was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Forester A. Wright, Jr. of Rout 1, Churchville, two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) Powell of Waynesboro and Mrs. Elwood (Shirley) Cash of Rout 1, Churchville; her mother Mrs. Grace (Ison) Greer of Lexington, KY; a brother, Jack P. Greer of Ypsilanti, MI; and five sisters, Mrs. Mable Stallard and Mrs. Barbara Alt, both of Lexington, KY. Mrs. Lucille Martin of Sarasota, FL. Mrs. Betty Jo Clark of Pikeville, Ky., and Mrs. Virginia Cheeks of Flatwoods, Ky. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Burial will be at Thornrose Cemetery. (Newspaper)

Wright, Forester A. 61, of 616 West Frederick Street and Route 1, Churchville, died early Thursday morning January 13, 1972) in University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville following an illness of seven weeks. Mr. Wright was born in Pike County, KY. On May 15, 1910, a son of the late William Butler Wright and Hannah (Trivitte) Wright of Pikeville, KY. He was the owner and operator of the Dairy Rite drive-in, which he founded in 1951, and he operated his farm at Churchville. Mr. Wright was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his mother, is his wife, Mrs. Alka Greer Wright; one son, Forester A. Wright, Jr. of Route 1, Churchville; three daughters, Mrs. Richard(Phyllis) Powell of Waynesboro, Mrs. Elwood (Shirley) Cash of Rout 1, Churchville, and Mrs. William (Betty) Frye of Huntington, WV; three brothers, Arnold Wright of Prestonburg, KY, Arlie Wright of Pikeville, KY, and Nobel Wright of Naples, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Maudie Keesse and Mrs. Mollie Robinson both of Pikeville, KY; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at one oíclock Saturday afternoon in the First Baptist Church conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Thomas M. Pinner, Jr. and the Rev. L. Eugene Jordan, pastor of Olivet Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Thornrose Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Forester A. Wright, Jr. Elwood Cash, Richard Powell, Argil Martin, J.O. Cheeks, and Forerester A. Wright, Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and Keith Karicofe, William R. Leach, Jr., Joseph Ellis, A.M. Powell, Raymond L. Shull, Lynwood Rankin, John Varner, D.M. Kivilighan, Malvern Thomas, Riley Shiflet, Dr. W.G.Painter, H.H. Samples, James A. Harris, Stanley G. Murphy, Berlin Gum, and H. Stuart Markham. The body is at the Hamrick Funeral Home where the family will receive friends this evening from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that contributions be made to the Heart Fund or the Staunton Augusta Rescue Squad. (Newspaper)


Submitted by: Kathryn A. Day, Naples, Florida, these obituaries were copied from Funeral cards and/or newspaper clippings. If no date was given, there was none printed. I have no further information.

June 5, 1999

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