Obituaries 13 to June 27

Marion Poynter

Marion Franklin Poynter

Marion Franklin Poynter, 82, of Berea, died Saturday, June 25, 2011 at his residence following a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Rockcastle County, born August 23, 1928, son of the late Laney and Agnes Lambert Poynter, retired Bluegrass Army Depot employee, member of Berea Masonic Lodge #617 F&AM, and Fairview Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for 58 years.

Survivors include his loving wife, Evelyn Wagers Poynter; 3 children, James (Angelia) Poynter, Lois Barnett, Joyce (Homatau) Holt; 6 brothers, Clayton, Laney Jr., Russell, George, Donald, David; 5 grandchildren, Kelly Lynn, Marion Edward, Anna, Laney, Cassie; as well as, a host of relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Warren, Robert, Delbert.

Funeral Service 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Fairview Baptist Church with Bro. James Poynter and Bro. Steve McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation after 6:00 PM Tuesday, at the church.

David Lawrence Wright, Jr

David Lawrence Wright, Jr. Age 78, of Richmond, KY., widower of Ruth Ann Brock Wright, died Saturday at the Compassionate Care Center. He was born September 14, 1932 in Insull, Ky., in Harlan County to the late David Lawrence and Sarah Ethel Stewart Wright. He was retired from Crown Cork & Seal Co. in Chicago, IL. where he worked as a machinist. Mr. Wright was an avid U.K. Basketball fan and of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Wright is survived by his children: Dennis Ray (Faye) Wright of Middlesboro, KY., William (Bill) Argus Wright, Stephen Wright, Darrin Lee Wright, Kimberly (Artie Jacob) Alexander, all of Berea, KY., Tommy Wade (Kelli) Wright of Irvine, KY., David Glenn (Jacqueline Michelle) Wright , Jill ( James F.) Millard both of Richmond, KY., Marvina Gail (Stephen T.) Bauer of Cincinnati, OH. and Jackie Faye (Ben) Nunez of Brookfield, IL. His siblings: Mavis Michelene Miracle of OH. Wilma Sue Daniels of Middlesboro, KY., and Lela Winifred Prewitt of Caryville, TN. 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren also survive.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, John Afton, Wayne Edwin, and Jerry Clayton Wright. 4 sisters, Anna Kathleen Saylor, Orene Onalee Rutherford, Mary Inez Jackson & Sarah Ethel Becky Buell.

Graveside services for Mr. Wright will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Dale Cemetery in Miracle KY., in Bell County, with Bro. Vester Alexander officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home in Berea.

Arlene B. Hopkins

Arlene B. Hopkins died on June 15, 2011. She was born in Berlin, New Hampshire, on March 31, 1921. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Regina LaCroix, her husband George Hopkins, her four siblings, her son, George Hopkins, Jr., and her grandson, Kurt Schnare.

Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Hopkins Schnare, four grandchildren, Mary Arlene Weber, Roswell, New Mexico, Sheryl Hopkins Brady (Jeff,) Colorado Springs, Col Stewart Schnare (Bianca), Richmond and Sig Schnare (Barbara Kass), Oakland, California. Twelve great grandchildren survive her: Layla Fox of Safford, Arizona, Sarah Stokley (Michael), Berea, Sebastian, Sean and Sven Schnare, Richmond, Boris and Wendy Schnare, Oakland, California, Trina Rhoads, Stockton, California, Chris Rhoads, Colorado Springs, William Weber, Jr., Jennifer Weber and Patricia Poe, Roswell, New Mexico. From the fifth generation, she leaves six great, great grandchildren. A niece and nephew, Pauline Hoffman of Auburn, Maine, and Maurice Rainville of Gorham, New Hampshire are also survivors.

Arlene was educated at St. Regis Academy and Berlin High School. Of French Canadian ancestry, she was bilingual. She worked in retail, at a newspaper in Andover, Massachusetts, as a manager in a shoe factory and at other places but was primarily devoted to family as a dedicated wife, mother and grandparent. After leaving New England in the mid 60’s, she lived in Ft. Myers, Florida for many years. She came to live with her daughter in Berea in 2003. Arlene was especially known for her feisty spirit, good sense of humor, and strong religious faith.

Arrangements are pending but will include a funeral Mass at St. Clare Catholic Church with Father Al DeGiacomo presiding and a memorial Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Ft. Myers, Florida. Interment will be in St. Anne’s Cemetery in Berlin, New Hampshire.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Arlene’s name to St. Clare Catholic Church, the Berea Health Care Center, where Arlene received excellent and loving care, or a charity of your choice.

Sonja L. Watts

RICHMOND — Sonja L. Watts, 60, died Friday, June 17, 2011, in Hospice Compassionate Care, Richmond. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. with visitation beginning 1p.m. at First Baptist Church, 300 Francis St., Richmond.
Arrangements are entrusted to Keith P. Clark & Son, Winchester.

Richard John Shuntich

Richard John Shuntich

Dr. Richard John Shuntich of Richmond, Kentucky, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Rich was born on June 5, 1942 in Struthers, Ohio.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University, and a masters and Ph. D in psychology from Kent State. After graduation, Rich joined the faculty of the psychology department at Eastern Kentucky University where he made his career. He was much-loved on campus for his kindness and concern for students and colleagues alike, always offering a helping hand and encouragement to anyone in need.

Over the years he conducted research, particularly in his area of special interest – affection and aggression. In addition to teaching and research, Rich took time to assist his students to establish credentials for admission to masters and Ph.D. programs across the country. For many years, Rich directed an after-school tutoring program for high-risk children in the community. He had a great love for the kids in the program, and his belief in them inspired many to pursue higher education.

Rich was an active member and former president of the Madison County Antique and Street Rod Association. His enjoyment of cars was well-known in the community as he always wanted to share that pleasure with others – offering rides to friends and family in his latest acquisition. He loved auto-crossing, drag racing, and motorcycling. He was an avid runner and outstanding athlete.

In 1987, Rich began publication of a long-running column of daily word puzzles in the Richmond Register called “Richard’s Riddles.” Rich was a long-term survivor of cancer and lived a full life for many years following an early bout with Hodgkins disease. Recently, he fought both lymphoma and leukemia. Rich was an inspiration to his family and others for his courageous ability to bear discomfort while continuing to live life to the fullest. A member of St. Mark Church for 24 years, Rich was a spiritual man, a devout Catholic Christian, and a firm believer in God and prayer. His farewells always ended with “Love and God Bless.”

The youngest of three children, Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Kuharich Shuntich and father, Peter John Shuntich Sr. as well as a sister, Patricia Ann Shuntich. He is survived by his brother Peter John Shuntich Jr. of Girard, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. Other survivors include his wife, Dianne Davy Shuntich and stepson Daniel Davy McAvoy, and children (with Mary Ellen Shuntich of Charlotte, NC), Douglas John Shuntich, Ronald John Shuntich, and Daniel Paul Shuntich, and grandchildren Tiyhannah, Jennifer, DJ, Tyler and Bryan Shuntich, and Tristan, Abby and Tori McAvoy of Richmond. Rich was very devoted to his family, and brought much joy to all with his sense of fun, and love of jokes, games, fishing, and puzzles. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held at Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home on Sunday, June 26, from 3 to 5:30 PM. A funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Mark Church in Richmond at 6 PM Sunday followed by dinner with an open mic for anyone who wishes to speak in celebration of Richard’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Richard may be made to the Richmond Teen Center, c/o Richmond Parks and Recreation Dept., 321 N. 2nd St., Richmond, KY 40475.

Patsy Ann Satterfield Scenters

Patsy Scenters

BEREA — Patsy Ann Satterfield Scenters, 79, of Berea, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in Berea Health Care Center where she had been a resident since 2008.

Patsy was born in the Red Lick area of Madison County November 2, 1931, to Nathan and Nora Calista Lewis Satterfield. She was retired from Berea Hospital. Patsy was a member of Friendship Valley Baptist Church.

Surviving are: her son and daughter-in-law, Tex and Teresa Scenters; a son-in-law, John R. Green; one granddaughter, Shona Green (Doug) Benge; four grandsons, Mark (Debra) Scenters, Brian (Nicole) Green, Adam (Kelsey) Scenters and Joseph Green; six great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Alice Jean and Bobby Snowden; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by: both parents; two brothers, Lester and Chester Satterfied; a sister, Opal Webb; her daughter, Brenda Sue Scenters Green; her husband, Winfred Clay (Red) Scenters; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Wayne Miller will conduct the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pilot Knob Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Scenters, Brian Green, Adam Scenters, Richard Snowden, Jeff Centers and Ronnie Mills.

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