Gracie Mae Caudill, 97, died March 8 at her home in Blackey.
A daughter of the late William Riley and Polly Ann Dixon Back, she was the widow of Bill Caudill. She was also preceded in death by a son, the late Phillip Maurice Caudill; three brothers, Custer Back, Vyron Back and Emory Back; three sisters, Carrie Roberts, Vivian Branson and Bertie Miller; three grandsons, and a great-grandson.
Mrs. Caudill was the Blackey correspondent for The Mountain Eagle during the 1980s and 1990s, and was a member of Little Ruby Church.
Surviving are three sisters, Jessie Hampton, Jeremiah, Bertha Satterly and husband Jim, Scottsburg, Ind., and Ann Ruth Elam, Zenia, Ohio; two sisters-inlaw, Sula McCarty, Morehead, and Sophie Back, Liberty; a stepdaughter, Mary Lou Tormohlem and husband Wayne, Vallonia, Ind.; a daughter, Phyllis Adams and husband Steve, Elk Creek; three sons, Billy Caudill and wife Billie Jo, Judy Branch, and Jerome Caudill and wife Yvonne, and Merle Caudill and wife Anna, all of Elk Creek; 11 grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held March 11 at Little Ruby Church. Burial was in the Mose Ison Cemetery at Blackey.
Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.