Whitesburg KY

Carolyn Ison Gilliam is buried at Cowan

Funeral services for Virginia Carolyn Ison Gilliam, 70, of Cumberland, were held May 17 at the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hop Gibson Cemetery at Cowan.

A daughter of the late Cassel and Beulah Gibson Caudill, she died May 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a sister of the late Stuart Sigrest, George Sigrest, and Emma Campbell.

Mrs. Gilliam was a member of the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church, Cowan Commu- nity Homemakers, Women’s Auxiliary, and White Shrine. She served as a volunteer grandparent and was a columnist for The Mountain Eagle, The Cousins, and the Community Press.

Surviving are her husband, Bethel Gilliam; two sons, Robert Irvin Ison and wife Carla Slone, and Earnest Franklin Ison and wife Diana, all of Little Cowan; three daughters, Janice Kae Fisher and husband David, Little Cowan; Doris Vern Collins of Little Cowan and husband Robert of Buck Creek; and Donna Vae Watts and husband Mike, Roxana; a stepson, Wayne Gilliam, Speedwell, Tenn.; three stepdaughters, Joan Lewis, College Corner, Ind.; Sheila Hall, Cumberland; and Sharon Parks, Memphis, Ind.; a brother, Robert Caudill, Little Cowan; three sisters, Thelma Ison, Flemingsburg; Susan Stamper, Lexington; and Janice Wolad, Maryland; 11 grandchildren, Robbie Ison Jr., Rachel Fields, Jessica Cook, Dillon Fisher, Frederick Eversole, Morgan Eversole, Micca Watts, Michael Watts, Raven Ison, Dylan Bentley, and Ryan Bentley; and two greatgrandchildren, Lexi Santana and Jessie Creedence Cook.

Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangments.

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