Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


December 26, 2013

Beulah Kiser Tilsley - 1919-2013

FLATWOODS — Beulah Kiser Tilsley, 94, of Flatwoods, formerly of Grayson, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Oakmont Manor Nursing Home in Flatwoods.

She was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Carter City, a daughter of the late Wallie Jacob and Matilda McGinnis Kiser.

She was a housewife and mother, a longtime member of Barrett’s Creek Baptist Church and a current member of First Baptist Church of Greenup.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Tilsley; a son, Autrey; her stepmother, Pearlie Parker Kiser; five brothers, Marvin, Russell, Everett (Pete), Raymond and Cecil Kiser; three sisters, Thelma (May) Fulk, Elise Ruth Kiser and Joyce Katherine Kiser; a grandson, Steve Johnson; several great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchild.

She is survived by a daughter, Joy Jonson of Jackson, Tenn.; five sons, Bill Tilsley of Lexington, Jim (Joyce) Tilsley of Greenup, Fred (Margaret) Tilsley of Berea, Raymond Douglas (Margaret) of Grayson and Howard Bruce (Francis) Tilsley of Olive Hill; two brothers, Ottis Kiser of Carter City and Frank Kiser of Mansfield, Ohio; two sisters, Gracie Potter of Grayson and Dottie Collins of McDowell; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Barrett’s Creek Baptist Church near Grayson by Tom Melvin, minister. Burial will be in Tilsley Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law; honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters and granddaughters-in-law.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Arrangements are by Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson.

Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, 1116 Main St., Greenup, KY 41144.

Condolences may be sent to sparksfh.com.

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