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Services are held for Gene Ison, 83

Memorial services for Gene Sanford Ison, 83, were held July 28. Burial was in the Delaney family cemetery at Marshall’s Branch.

A son of the late Rev. Charles and Eunice Swinell Ison, he was born in Pike County. He died July 24 at his home at Marshall’s Branch.

Ison was a brother of the late Lillian Thompson, Nancy Freeman, Lettie Bell Ison, Greta Ison, Mary Moore, Ancel Ison, Carl Ison, and Bill Ison, and an uncle of the late Troy Charles Ison, John Williams, and Brenda Parsons.

He was a retired carpenter and painter, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans and Marshall’s Branch Freewill Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific aboard the USS Zane.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Castle Ison; a sister, Lenora Johnson, Omar, W.Va.; a niece, Sherry Moore, Boston, Mass.; and three brothers-in-law, John Moore, Eugene Johnson, and Mitchell Brewer.

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