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Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

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Gerald Newton Yeiser

SOURCE: (1) Dean Yeiser. From Daisy Mae Brown Yeiser's records.
(2) Beverly G. Yeiser. Correspondence 17 Jan. 1998. "Gerry, born June 3, 1947, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. Named after Grandfather, Kirtley Newton "Newt" Yeiser. Oldest son of Beverly Gordon Yeiser and Winefred Gayle Boyd. Attended Hickman St. Elem. 1s6-3rd, Victory Heights Elem. 4th-7th. Kentucky Military Institute, 8th-12th, earned many military awards and Varsity Sports. Letters in five sports, few academic awards, Graduated with Honor in May 1965. Attended the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University majoring in Mass Communications. Worked at WLBJ AM-FM in Bowling Green, KY while in school. I was hired while in school by WSM Radio and Television in Nashville, TN. Worked in the news dept. and was at the Tenn. State Prison when James Earl Ray, convicted of murdering Martin Luther King Jr., was transferred from Memphis. Was the Political correspondent covering the State Capital and Legislature. Also covered the Senate campaign of Albert Gore Sr. and Howard Baker. Was lured away from WSM with promises of fame and fortune to enter the family business. Moved to Atlanta, GA and spent the next two years traveling and building Yeiser Distributing Co., Manufactures representative selling specialized equipment to the poultry industry in the U.S. In 1971 moved back to Winchester, KY continuing Yeiser Distributing, and start a new Company, Yeiser Institutional Foods, selling to restaurants, schools and hospitals we were already delivering Yeiser Eggs. Also took over the marketing of Yeiser Eggs. Sold out business in 1977. Then went to work for Jim Host and Assoc. as manager of Lexington Productions, responsible for the selling, production and mail order of the 1978 NCAA Final Four Program. Also negotiated contract to reinstate SEC Basketball Tournament. In 1983 was hired by Centel Cable Television as Director of Advertising and Production for Kentucky and Indiana. In charge of developing and implementing of local advertising and insertion in cable networks. Also produced and directed many local and national TV productions. Following Centel, I developed advertising sales for two radio station. In 1994 I became President of Yeiser Inc. and began to take on responsibility for the Yeiser Industrial Park, which includes 22 buildings and 28 different businesses. I also own Bluegrass Sports which promotes Motocross, Hard Scrambles and Arenacrosses for Dirt Bikes and ATV's. Am member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church where I have served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden. I have also served on the Dioceses Cursillo Committee and as Chairman. I have also served on many cursillo teams and other positions in the Diocese of Lexington. Presently serving as a Director of the Winchester Rotary Club, member of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce and a Commissioner of the Winchester Municipal Utilities.

OBITUARY: GERALD N. ‘GERRY’ YEISER Gerald N. “Gerry” Yeiser, 61, of Churchill Drive, husband of Mary T. Yeiser, passed away Thursday, April 9 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born June 3, 1947 in Lexington to the late Beverly G. and Gayle Boyd Yeiser. Gerry was the managing member of Yeiser Industrial Park, owner of Gerry Yeiser Appraisals, member and former Sr. Warden of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Winchester Municipal Utilities board chairman, Winchester Rotary Club member and past president, Paul Harris Fellow, former assistant treasurer and executive council member for the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, former Boys Camp director at the Cathedral Domain Camp and Conference Center, and former scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 56. Gerry was a graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute and attended Western Kentucky University. In addition to his wife of 31 years, he is survived by five children, Kimberly Ann Davis of Millwood, Va., Mark Allan (Holly) Davis of Paris, Kirtley Newton (Carol) Yeiser of Virginia Beach, Va., Therese Gayle Yeiser (Spencer) Smith of Winchester, and Mary Catherine Yeiser (Rodney) Adamson of Madisonville; three grandchildren, William Connor Davis, Anna Catherine Davis and Natalie Gayle Yeiser; one brother, Beverly “Buddy” Gordon Yeiser Jr., of Snellville, Ga., and two nephews, Stephen Langley Yeiser of Buford, Ga., and Beverly “Beau” Gordon Yeiser III of St. Petersburg, Fla. Memorial services will be Tuesday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 West Lexington Road, at 11 a.m. with the Right Rev. Stacy F. Sauls and the Rev. Melanie A. Mudge officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church. Private interment will be in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass 1122 Oakhill Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 or the Cathedral Domain Camp and Conference Center, 800 Hwy 1746, Irvine, KY 40336. Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Winchester, is in charge of all arrangements.


Marriage Notes for Gerald Newton Yeiser and Connie Folson Mishner-8736

Divorced in 1973


Gerald Newton Yeiser

SOURCE: (1) Dean Yeiser. From Daisy Mae Brown Yeiser's records.
(2) Beverly G. Yeiser. Correspondence 17 Jan. 1998. "Gerry, born June 3, 1947, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. Named after Grandfather, Kirtley Newton "Newt" Yeiser. Oldest son of Beverly Gordon Yeiser and Winefred Gayle Boyd. Attended Hickman St. Elem. 1s6-3rd, Victory Heights Elem. 4th-7th. Kentucky Military Institute, 8th-12th, earned many military awards and Varsity Sports. Letters in five sports, few academic awards, Graduated with Honor in May 1965. Attended the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University majoring in Mass Communications. Worked at WLBJ AM-FM in Bowling Green, KY while in school. I was hired while in school by WSM Radio and Television in Nashville, TN. Worked in the news dept. and was at the Tenn. State Prison when James Earl Ray, convicted of murdering Martin Luther King Jr., was transferred from Memphis. Was the Political correspondent covering the State Capital and Legislature. Also covered the Senate campaign of Albert Gore Sr. and Howard Baker. Was lured away from WSM with promises of fame and fortune to enter the family business. Moved to Atlanta, GA and spent the next two years traveling and building Yeiser Distributing Co., Manufactures representative selling specialized equipment to the poultry industry in the U.S. In 1971 moved back to Winchester, KY continuing Yeiser Distributing, and start a new Company, Yeiser Institutional Foods, selling to restaurants, schools and hospitals we were already delivering Yeiser Eggs. Also took over the marketing of Yeiser Eggs. Sold out business in 1977. Then went to work for Jim Host and Assoc. as manager of Lexington Productions, responsible for the selling, production and mail order of the 1978 NCAA Final Four Program. Also negotiated contract to reinstate SEC Basketball Tournament. In 1983 was hired by Centel Cable Television as Director of Advertising and Production for Kentucky and Indiana. In charge of developing and implementing of local advertising and insertion in cable networks. Also produced and directed many local and national TV productions. Following Centel, I developed advertising sales for two radio station. In 1994 I became President of Yeiser Inc. and began to take on responsibility for the Yeiser Industrial Park, which includes 22 buildings and 28 different businesses. I also own Bluegrass Sports which promotes Motocross, Hard Scrambles and Arenacrosses for Dirt Bikes and ATV's. Am member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church where I have served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden. I have also served on the Dioceses Cursillo Committee and as Chairman. I have also served on many cursillo teams and other positions in the Diocese of Lexington. Presently serving as a Director of the Winchester Rotary Club, member of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce and a Commissioner of the Winchester Municipal Utilities.

OBITUARY: GERALD N. ‘GERRY’ YEISER Gerald N. “Gerry” Yeiser, 61, of Churchill Drive, husband of Mary T. Yeiser, passed away Thursday, April 9 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born June 3, 1947 in Lexington to the late Beverly G. and Gayle Boyd Yeiser. Gerry was the managing member of Yeiser Industrial Park, owner of Gerry Yeiser Appraisals, member and former Sr. Warden of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Winchester Municipal Utilities board chairman, Winchester Rotary Club member and past president, Paul Harris Fellow, former assistant treasurer and executive council member for the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, former Boys Camp director at the Cathedral Domain Camp and Conference Center, and former scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 56. Gerry was a graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute and attended Western Kentucky University. In addition to his wife of 31 years, he is survived by five children, Kimberly Ann Davis of Millwood, Va., Mark Allan (Holly) Davis of Paris, Kirtley Newton (Carol) Yeiser of Virginia Beach, Va., Therese Gayle Yeiser (Spencer) Smith of Winchester, and Mary Catherine Yeiser (Rodney) Adamson of Madisonville; three grandchildren, William Connor Davis, Anna Catherine Davis and Natalie Gayle Yeiser; one brother, Beverly “Buddy” Gordon Yeiser Jr., of Snellville, Ga., and two nephews, Stephen Langley Yeiser of Buford, Ga., and Beverly “Beau” Gordon Yeiser III of St. Petersburg, Fla. Memorial services will be Tuesday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 West Lexington Road, at 11 a.m. with the Right Rev. Stacy F. Sauls and the Rev. Melanie A. Mudge officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church. Private interment will be in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass 1122 Oakhill Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 or the Cathedral Domain Camp and Conference Center, 800 Hwy 1746, Irvine, KY 40336. Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Winchester, is in charge of all arrangements.


Donna Juhline McLeod

SOURCE: (1) Dean Yeiser. From Daisy Mae Brown Yeiser's records.
(2) Beverly G. Yeiser. Correspondence 17 Jan. 1998. Following essay by Donna Juhline Thomasson. "I was born February 20, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky. I grew up in Houston, having moved here when I was nine. George and I married before I finished college but I returned to the University of Houston (after a fifteen-year semester break) and earned a BBA. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home with our children when they were young. But when they needed money more than me I went to work. I worked for several years in real estate and preferred being a commercial broker over residential. When Mom started having medical problems I was able to stop working full time so I could help her -- she kept me hopping for a good five years. I now work part time at Rice University. My other interests include sewing, quilting, gardening and going places."


Gerald Newton Yeiser

SOURCE: (1) Dean Yeiser. From Daisy Mae Brown Yeiser's records.
(2) Beverly G. Yeiser. Correspondence 17 Jan. 1998. "Gerry, born June 3, 1947, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. Named after Grandfather, Kirtley Newton "Newt" Yeiser. Oldest son of Beverly Gordon Yeiser and Winefred Gayle Boyd. Attended Hickman St. Elem. 1s6-3rd, Victory Heights Elem. 4th-7th. Kentucky Military Institute, 8th-12th, earned many military awards and Varsity Sports. Letters in five sports, few academic awards, Graduated with Honor in May 1965. Attended the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University majoring in Mass Communications. Worked at WLBJ AM-FM in Bowling Green, KY while in school. I was hired while in school by WSM Radio and Television in Nashville, TN. Worked in the news dept. and was at the Tenn. State Prison when James Earl Ray, convicted of murdering Martin Luther King Jr., was transferred from Memphis. Was the Political correspondent covering the State Capital and Legislature. Also covered the Senate campaign of Albert Gore Sr. and Howard Baker. Was lured away from WSM with promises of fame and fortune to enter the family business. Moved to Atlanta, GA and spent the next two years traveling and building Yeiser Distributing Co., Manufactures representative selling specialized equipment to the poultry industry in the U.S. In 1971 moved back to Winchester, KY continuing Yeiser Distributing, and start a new Company, Yeiser Institutional Foods, selling to restaurants, schools and hospitals we were already delivering Yeiser Eggs. Also took over the marketing of Yeiser Eggs. Sold out business in 1977. Then went to work for Jim Host and Assoc. as manager of Lexington Productions, responsible for the selling, production and mail order of the 1978 NCAA Final Four Program. Also negotiated contract to reinstate SEC Basketball Tournament. In 1983 was hired by Centel Cable Television as Director of Advertising and Production for Kentucky and Indiana. In charge of developing and implementing of local advertising and insertion in cable networks. Also produced and directed many local and national TV productions. Following Centel, I developed advertising sales for two radio station. In 1994 I became President of Yeiser Inc. and began to take on responsibility for the Yeiser Industrial Park, which includes 22 buildings and 28 different businesses. I also own Bluegrass Sports which promotes Motocross, Hard Scrambles and Arenacrosses for Dirt Bikes and ATV's. Am member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church where I have served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden. I have also served on the Dioceses Cursillo Committee and as Chairman. I have also served on many cursillo teams and other positions in the Diocese of Lexington. Presently serving as a Director of the Winchester Rotary Club, member of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce and a Commissioner of the Winchester Municipal Utilities.

OBITUARY: GERALD N. ‘GERRY’ YEISER Gerald N. “Gerry” Yeiser, 61, of Churchill Drive, husband of Mary T. Yeiser, passed away Thursday, April 9 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born June 3, 1947 in Lexington to the late Beverly G. and Gayle Boyd Yeiser. Gerry was the managing member of Yeiser Industrial Park, owner of Gerry Yeiser Appraisals, member and former Sr. Warden of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Winchester Municipal Utilities board chairman, Winchester Rotary Club member and past president, Paul Harris Fellow, former assistant treasurer and executive council member for the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, former Boys Camp director at the Cathedral Domain Camp and Conference Center, and former scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 56. Gerry was a graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute and attended Western Kentucky University. In addition to his wife of 31 years, he is survived by five children, Kimberly Ann Davis of Millwood, Va., Mark Allan (Holly) Davis of Paris, Kirtley Newton (Carol) Yeiser of Virginia Beach, Va., Therese Gayle Yeiser (Spencer) Smith of Winchester, and Mary Catherine Yeiser (Rodney) Adamson of Madisonville; three grandchildren, William Connor Davis, Anna Catherine Davis and Natalie Gayle Yeiser; one brother, Beverly “Buddy” Gordon Yeiser Jr., of Snellville, Ga., and two nephews, Stephen Langley Yeiser of Buford, Ga., and Beverly “Beau” Gordon Yeiser III of St. Petersburg, Fla. Memorial services will be Tuesday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 West Lexington Road, at 11 a.m. with the Right Rev. Stacy F. Sauls and the Rev. Melanie A. Mudge officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church. Private interment will be in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass 1122 Oakhill Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 or the Cathedral Domain Camp and Conference Center, 800 Hwy 1746, Irvine, KY 40336. Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St., Winchester, is in charge of all arrangements.


Marriage Notes for Gerald Newton Yeiser and Martha Clara Sipple-8750

Divorced in 1972.


John Scott Lidell

SOURCE: Beverly G. Yeiser. Correspondence 16 Jan. 1998. Died without issue.


Pauline Yeiser

(1) Dean Yeiser. From Daisy Mae Brown Yeiser's records. (2) Beverly G. Yeiser. Correspondence 17 Jan. 1998. The following is a quote from Donna Juhline McLeod Thomasson. "Mom was born in Utica, Kentucky on February 6, 1911 to Kirtly Yeiser and Sudie Brown Yeiser. She was the oldest of five children and the only girl. She would tell me stories about growing up on the farm and having to sucker tobacco. She said in later years that was probably why she never cared for gardening -- she didn't like to get her hands dirty! They family moved to Owensboro after the family farm burned down and Granddaddy made his living as a builder and carpenter.
She was quite an artist, especially with a needle and thread. When she was young she won a 4-H competition for her sewing and design and won a trip to Washington and New York City. She told of visiting the design houses in the garment district and that she dreamed of becoming a dress designer but said he mother discouraged her. She could make anything and really enjoyed arts and crafts. When she was older and a widow for the second time she took painting lessons and once again excelled with her art.
She went to a two-year business/secretarial school but spent most of her working life in retail. She lived in Louisville until moving to Houston, TX in 1955.
She was married three times. Her first marriage was to John Pichler and ended in divorce. They had one daughter, Ruth Carolyn Pichler Stewart. She then married Richard (Dick) D. McLeod in 1945 and had me. After my father passed away, she married John Scott Lidell in 1965 and he passed away in 1970. Mom lived alone after John died. She was quite active with her art and volunteer work. She gave a lot of her time to working with people who had AIDS. She said she felt a lot of families had abandoned them and she could be a substitute mom and grandmother.
She really enjoyed her grandchildren but after having cared for four younger brothers she was very partial to her granddaughters -- but she spoiled them all! Mom passed away on August 7, 1995 in Houston and is buried next to my father. We still miss her tremendously."
(3) Yeiser Newsletter, March 1998, 1st Quarter Issue, p. 5.
(4) Obituary, Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, page 6B, 14 Aug 1995: "Pauline Yeiser Lidell, 84, died Aug. 7 in Houston. survivor: two daughters; Carolyn Stewart and Juhline Thomasson, both of Houston; two stepsons, Richard D. and Ronald A. McLeod; three brothers, Bert K. and Howard Yeiser, both of Leitchfield, and Beverly Yeiser of Winchester; 14 grandchilren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral was Wednesday at Earthman Hunter Creek Funeral Home, Houston."

DEATH: Kentucky Death Index 1911-1996 (Ancestry.com), page 06B