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The Harrodsburg Herald - February 18, 1999

Pearl Gravely

Pearl Hicks Gravely, 95, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at the Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born October 29, 1903 in Brodhead, she was the daughter of the late Robert Hemphill and Lela Pike Hicks. She was the widow of Gervis Gravely.

She graduated from Brodhead High School and attended Eastern Kentucky State College in Richmond and George Washington University in Washington, DC.

She was a charter member of the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Frankfort, the Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC and the First Baptist Church in Burlington, NC.

When she retired in 1970 she was the executive officer of the Payroll Division of the Civil Service Commission in Washington, DC. She also served as a liaison between the Commission and the White House during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. She served as the Worthy Matron of the Warren G. Harding Chapter of the Eastern Star in Washington and was an officer of the Kentucky Club and member of the New York Club in Washington.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, William W. and Mary Mitchell Wooldridge Gravely, Harrodsburg; two sisters, Ann Marie Hicks Cartyvelles, Louisville, Frances Louise Hicks Meadows, Louisville; one brother, George Pike Hicks, Louisville; three grandchildren, William W. Gravely Jr., Glasgow, Thomas W. Gravely, Edgewood and Mary Mitchell (Sissy) Gravely Reinhardt, Lexington; seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 12, at the McClellan Funeral Home with Rev. Carroll Wallace and Rev. Les Rust officiating. Burial was in the Piney Grove Cemetery at Brodhead.

Pallbearers were William Gravely Jr., Tom Gravely, Craig Reinhardt, George Hicks, Joe Melton, Jim Hisle, and John Rupley.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.