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Iona Ruth Grigson Iery

October 6, 1933 September 16, 2019
Iona  Ruth Grigson Iery
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Obituary for Iona Ruth Grigson Iery

Mrs. Iona Ruth Grigson Iery, age 85, of Tollesboro, Kentucky, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, at Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, Kentucky.

She was born October 6, 1933, in Lewis County, Kentucky, a daughter of Samuel and Rita Walker Grigson.

Iona was a member of Hickory Grove Church and worked as a cook for Lewis County High School for 10 years. She enjoyed going to church, singing with her daughters, going out in the country for rides, looking at old photos, Sunday dinners and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 16, John Hughes Pollitt; and her second husband of 7 years, Charles Iery; one daughter, Tina Pollitt; two grandchildren, Cheyenne Hyrne and Jonathon Hyrne; three great grandchildren, Scott Fite, Aerion Elaine Criag, and Lyric Irey Craig; one brother, Gerald Grigson; and one son-in-law, Halbert McCann Jr.

Iona is survived by five sons, Bryan Pollitt, Kippy Pollitt, and Kevin Pollitt, all of Tollesboro, Kentucky, Greg Pollitt (Lori) of Somerset, Kentucky, and Tony Pollitt (Shelly) of Concord, Kentucky; four daughters, Lisa Benedict (Kenneth), Sharon McCann, and Pam Kennedy (Mickey), all of Tollesboro, Kentucky, and Beverly Toller (Tom) of Vanceburg, Kentucky; 17 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and step great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren and step great-great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Grigson of Mt. Carmel, Kentucky; and one sister, Jean Hilterbrand of Covington, Kentucky. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Hickory Grove Church in Tollesboro, Kentucky, with Brother David Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery in Lewis County, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Hickory Grove Church, 4093 West Kentucky 10, Tollesboro, Kentucky 41189.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


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