Commonwealth Journal


May 1, 2014

Obituaries for Friday, May 2, 2014

Clifford Getter
Clifford Getter, 74, of Waynesburg, Ky., passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Ky.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 11, 1940, son of the late Charles and Grace Middlesteader Getter. He was a truck driver.
He is survived by three sons, Dennis Getter, Randy Getter and Fred Getter; two daughters, Pam Greer and Rebecca Swinson; three brothers, Charlie Getter, Herb Getter and Rick Getter; one sister, Wanda Coffey; 17 grandchildren, Jennifer, Larry, Kris, Randy, Amber, Wes, Megan, Hollie, Shannon, Whitney, Clinton, Victoria, Andy, Angel, Cliffton, Dustin and Lance; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Getter and his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, May 2, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Visitation will be after 12 noon today at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at:
Laura Grider
Laura Victoria Alexander Grider, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the age of 88 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Laura was born on January 3, 1926 in Burkesville, Ky., to the late Harry and Mattie Groves Alexander. Her family eventually moved to Somerset, Ky., where she met and married the late James William Grider, who preceded her in death in 1979. They shared 22 years of marriage and to this union, two children were born — Stanley Jerome Grider and Fredrick Kyle Grider.
Laura was employed at Beecher Hotel where she was the Head Seamstress. She also worked at Garrett's Tailor Shop for many years until she retired and devoted her time to her sons. 
Laura was affectionately known to many as "Sister" and "Ma." Laura was the only sister to five brothers, which is why her brothers referred to her as "Sister." Many others called her "Ma" which is the name that Kyle initiated. Although Laura had two sons of her own, she always somehow found many other children to claim as her own.

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