Sarah Francis "Fran" Messer, age 72, of Woodbine, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
Born May 18, 1944, in Woodbine, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Olah Payton.
In addition to her father and mother, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Nancy Anderson Petrey and Corine Petrey; brother, Jerry Payton; and brother-in-law, Dennis Anderson.
She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Lundy "Johnny" Messer; sister, Louise Harmon; children: Wayne Loveless, Tanya Smith, Nikki Petrey; stepchildren: Stacy Shepherd, Angela Church; grandchildren: Michael Miller, Dylyn Loveless, Gabriel Smith, Kylie Beth Cuel, Kraig Cuel, Cody Shepherd, Cameron Shepherd, Caleb Shepherd, Ethan Church, and Ashton Church; great grandchild, Alexia Shepherd, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends to mourn her passing.
Fran was a faithful member of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by her loving church family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Steely officiating. Burial will follow in Petrey Cemetery at Woodbine. Active pallbearers will be Dylyn Loveless, Gabriel Smith, Michael Miller, Benjamin Steely, Bryan Hinkle, Clint Joseph, Lanny Petrey, and Kevin Caudill. Honorary pallbearers will be the Solid Rock Youth Choir.
The family will receive friends from noon until the funeral hour at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.hartfhcorbin.com.
Published on  January 8, 2017