Grace Helen Strength Kyser
Mrs. Grace Helen Strength Kyser, 83, died Monday, March 24, 2003. She was a native of Escambia County and a resident of Brewton. She was retired from Reid State Vocational School in Evergreen as the director of the LPN program. She was the founder and first director of the Jefferson Davis Junior College School of Nursing in Brewton and instructor in the Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Miami, Fla. She was also the director of nursing at Greenlawn Hospital in Atmore and the assistant director of nursing at Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. She was president of district 8 Alabama Nursing Association and Nurse of the Year in district 8. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Henry Kyser Sr.
She is survived by one son, Gordan Kyser Jr. of Estes Park, Col.; one daughter, Carol Kyser Thompson of Spanish Fort; one brother, Bryon Strength of Brewton; one sister, Ruth Olene Strength Cooper of Spanish Fort; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Fairhope Funeral Home with Rev. Jean Spikes and Rev. Homer Stewart officiating. There will be a memorial services Friday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m. at the Neal Colonial Cemetery Auditorium at Jefferson Davis Community College with Rev. Jean Spikes and Rev. Homer Stewart officiating. Funeral arrangements were made by Fairhope Funeral Home and donations can be made to the Jefferson Davis Foundation, P.O. Box 958, Brewton.