Dicy Jane Ison was born into the home of William Ison and Sarah Dixon Ison on July 24, 1899, and departed
this life at Lexington, KY on May 14, 2001. at about 7:00 in the evening. She was the oldest of eight children,
three of whom still survive; Bertha Harding of Detroit, Mich., Vina Caudill of Whitesburg, KY, and Lovel Creech
of Linefork, KY.
Early in life she met and married Henry Halcomb of Linefork. To this union was born twelve children, eight of
whom are still living; Virgil Halcomb of Tampa, Florida, Eunice Raichel of Whitesburg, KY, Mary Creech of
Frankfort, KY, Joe Halcomb of Hamilton, Ohio, Musette Cornett of Hueysville, KY, Bill Halcomb of Hamilton,
Ohio, Ford Halcomb of Lexington, KY and Carolyn (Babe) Lawson of Lexington, KY.
Preceding Dicy in death was her husband of sixty plus years, Henry, and the following children; Kirby Colon
Halcomb, the twin of Carolyn Edgar Allen Halcomb, Sarah Lou Ison, and Eula Mae Cornett.
Mother was blessed to live on the farm after Dad’s death. She maintained the home and garden for all of
her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends, and neighbors to enjoy. Mother loved visits from her
brothers and sisters of the Cedar Grove Church. She was a faithfill member of the Cedar Grove Church for
over fifty years.
For the past three years, “Ma Dicy” has been living with her children or was cared for in her home by her
children. The last eighteen months she has been cared for by her grandson, Bruce Halcomb and his wife,
Janet, who loved Dicy dearly, along with their lovely children, Sarah and Darien. The last few weeks of mother’
s life she was bedfast, but her strong will to live and be with her children was evident to the very end. The
evening she died, as Janet was holding her hand, she said “I have to go, can you all get along without me, take
care of my babies, I’m going to my new home.”