|DONNA "DONA" HALE AMBURGEY ISON
Donna “Dona” Hale Amburgey Ison, daughter of the late Elijiah and Maggie Blair Hale, was born in Knott County,
Kentucky, on January 1, 1913. She entered eternal life on Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at her residence on
Crases Branch in Letcher County, being 90 years, 1 month, and 25 days of age at the time of her passing.
Donna was married to the late Glaydon Amburgey, who passed away on January 28, 1975. She later married
Kearnie Ison, who entered eternal life on October 12, 1987.
Donna was a member of the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church at Blackey, Kentucky. She was also a
member of the Blackey Senior Citizens.
Donna is survived by three sons, Bruce Bates of Helenwood, Tennessee, Donald Amburgey of Cleveland, Ohio,
and James Amburgey of Ulvah, Kentucky; three daughters, Sherelene Tull of Jacksonville, Florida, Gettie Hunley
and Pam Francine Sexton, both of Letcher, Kentucky; one step-son, Kearnie Ison Jr. of New Hudson, Missouri; and
two step-daughters, Shelia Rudia of Lincoln Park, Missouri and Teresa Gross of Jackson, Kentucky. Also surviving
are 28 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends
to mourn her passing. Donna was preceded in death by two sisters, Dalma Amburgey and Dellas Kays and three
brothers, Dura Hale, David Hale, and Arthur Hale.
We always wondered why God took you so fast, Mom, until a few months ago. Mom and Dad, your brown
haired little baby girl is coming your way. Take her to meet our Lord and Master. I know both of you are with
Him. Some day I have a great hope of seeing you again. Mom and Dad were the greatest parents anyone could
ever have. I miss you, we all miss you.
Written by son, James “Jim” Amburgey