CINCINNATI — Anthony Winslow Gragston was born on June 25, 1952 in Maysville, Kentucky to the late Donald Gragston, Sr. and the late Laura Peters Gragston Lang. He departed this life on June 04, 2019.

During his youth, Anthony was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Maysville. He loved music, especially Jazz and had fond memories as a high school member of the band, “The Infatuations.” He was still actively employed after 42 years at The Ford Motor Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, Laura Lang and Donald Gragston Sr.; his step-father, James Lang; his sister, Linda Rodgers.

He is survived by his daughter, Felecia Gragston; his son, Brennan Gragston; his grandchildren, Kamaria, Kenya and Malik; his former spouse, Mary Gragston; his brother, Donald (Mira) Gragston, Jr.; a special cousin, Diane Wright; a special niece, Stephanie Rodgers Chisolm; a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be noon on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church, 501 Forest Avenue, in Maysville.

Interment will be in the Green Acres Memory Garden in Maysville.

Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. to noon.

Arrangements by Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Home, Forest Park, Ohio.

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