Emogene Black

Obituary of Emogene Black

Emogene Black, 90, of Hilton Head Island, SC and formerly of Pikeville, KY, passed on March 20, 2023.  Emogene was the wife of the late H. Thomas Black to whom she was married for over 40 years prior to his death in 1999. 

The daughter of Berlin and Lula Fletcher Hunt, Emogene was raised in Kimper, KY and attended Eastern Kentucky University and Pikeville College where she earned her teaching certificate.  She taught in a one room school in Kimper before moving to Pikeville where she took a position at the Kentucky Power Company.  After raising her children, she was employed by Big Sandy Electric & Supply and Pikeville Medical Center.  She was a long-time member of the First Christian Church of Pikeville, KY.

Emogene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brothers, Harold and Herman Hunt. She leaves behind 3 children, Lisa Black (Mike) and Amy Cross (John) both of Hilton Head Island, and Allen Black (DeLisa) of Staffordsville, KY.  Her legacy includes 7 grandchildren, Austin Black (Amanda) of Lexington, KY; Whitney Hawkins Rogier (Adam) of Cincinnati, OH; Ethan Van Dine (Christina) of Spring City, PA; Jacob Hawkins (Rebecca) of Hilton Head Island; Dalton Black (Alyssa) of Morehead, KY; Page Cross of Greenville, SC and John Carter Cross of Bluffton, SC.  She is also survived by great granddaughter Molly Black of Lexington, brother-in-law Joe Black (Kaye) of Hilton Head Island, and sister-in-law Ernestine “Boots” Hunt of Kimper. 

A Celebration of Life church service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 in the First Christian Church of Pikeville sanctuary at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mike Harrison officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the First Christian Church, 313 Chloe Road, Pikeville, KY 41501.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Emogene
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