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Rites held Ronald Ison

Funeral services for Ronald Ison, 77, were held October 17 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Kingdom Come Cemetery.

A son of the late William Bradley Sr. and Hazel Ison Ison and the widower of Ruth Ison, he was born in Millstone. He died October 14 at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.

Mr. Ison served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1971 as a radar man. He was a lifelong educator, knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

Surviving are five sons, Ronnie Maurice Allan Ison of Virginia, William Gideon Ison of Johnson City, Tenn., Steve Sturgill and wife Genia of Ermine, Skeeter Sturgill and wife Madonna of Jenkins, and Randy Sturgill of Kentucky; six daughters, Katrina Ison of Luttrell, Tenn., Gaye Day and husband David of Ermine, Lagena Ison and husband Gregory of Isom, Elaine Scott and husband Larry of Middletown, Ohio, Diana Lowe of Ermine, and Dawn Bailey of Millstone; a sister, Donelda Jo Hubbard of Big Stone Gap, Va.; a brother, Bobby Kaywood Ison and wife Carol of Bethel Ridge; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Ruth Ison, and a brother, William Bradley Ison.

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