OBIT - Gladys Bear 1913-1998 - Gladys Carroll Bear, 84, of Olive Hill, died Wednesday at her home. Mrs. Bear was born Oct. 2, 1913, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Ellis and Hannah Middleton Carroll. Surviving are her husband, Stirl Bear; four sons, Ray Bear, Ova "Yogi" Bear, Maxy Bear and Clell Bear, all of Olive Hill; three daughters, Juanita Sparks, Geneva Gilbert and Sharon Rose, all of Olive Hill; 32 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. The funeral wil be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill by Russell Griffith and Gayle Price. Burial will be in Bear Cemetery. (The Daily Independent, Ashland, Kentucky, Friday, Feb 6, 1998, page 14) She is the granddaughter of George and Recie Parsons Carroll. The great granddaughter of Samuel and Melda Parsons Carroll.
Submitted by: Linda Crose