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Anna Pearl POYNTER, Supermarket Owner

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Anna Pearl POYNTER, Supermarket Owner

Posted: 1383442491000
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 1383443259000
From The Cincinnati Post, Monday April 12, 1999
Cincinnati, Ohio


Some knew her as "Nanny" and others as "Anna Pearl", but everyone acquainted with Anna Pearl Poynter was aware of her energy.

"She used to say she hit the ground running," said her grandson, Jim Poynter.

Mrs. Poynter, age 93, of Florence, KY, died Sunday, April 11, 1999 in St. Elizabeth Hospice Unit, Covington, KY. She and her husband, William, owned and operated Poynter's Supermarket in Hebron.

The store, which also had an ice house, may have been one of the first discount operations in the area. Mrs. Poynter, was a native of Washington County. She and her husband had operated groceries in Cincinnati before opening the Hebron store in the mid 1950's.

Along with the business, Mrs. Poynter was also active in civic endeavors, including volunteer work with the Boone County Community Action Commission. In 1980, Mrs. Poynter was honored by the Covington-Kenton County Jaycees as the Outstanding Senior Citizen in Northern Kentucky. She also received the Daniel Boone Award for service from the Boone County Fiscal Court in 1984. She was also a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

Her husband died in 1987.

Survivors include a son, William H. Poynter of Florence, KY, sisters Katherine Goosmann of Hebron and Ruth Brown of Cincinnati. She's also survived by 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Services were held at Hebron Baptist Church, 1488 Petersburg Rd, Hebron, KY and burial was in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery.;

Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Hebron, handled the arrangements.

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