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Page A42 JULY 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A CHARLOTTE ANN BARR of West Des Moines, IA died May 12, 2022 at the age of 85. A licensed funeral director in Iowa and Illinois, she worked alongside her late husband Jim and his parents, Jack and Lila Barr to establish the Barr Memorial Chapel in 1958. Charlotte graduated from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science. JOHN ROBERT BRABOY JR of Amarillo, TX died June 2, 2022 at the age of 75. A graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, he was president of the Mid-America College, where he taught restorative art. JOHN M. BRAZZELL of Auburn, IN, formerly of Albion, IN died June 12, 2022 at the age of 89. He was a funeral director and owner of Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion from 1963-1996. JOHN H. “JACK” EVANS SR of Milford, OH died June 8, 2022 at the age of 83. A funeral director since 1962, he started Evans Funeral Home in 1985; serving the Milford/ Goshen and Clermont County communities for more than 60 years. Evans graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. MARY STELLA HASTINGS of Morgantown, WV died May 26, 2022 at the age of 95. In 1952 she and her husband, Dewey founded Hastings Funeral Home/ Omega Crematory, which they managed to present day. RONALD LEE KING II of Brazil, IN died May 17, 2022 at the age of 42. He worked for his step-father, Charlie Butler at the Butler Coach Company. King II was a long-time member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, the Professional Cars Society and was the face of the IFDA Educational Foundation. RONALD D. LASHWAY SR of Amherst, MA died May 22, 2022 at the age of 72. A licensed funeral director for over thirty-five years, he was the owner and operator of Douglass Funeral Home, which he purchased alongside his wife, Cyndy in 1995. Lashway graduated from the New England Institute of Mortuary Science in 1982. Death Notices Send obituary information to Funeral Home & Cemetery News, PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 • fax 800-321-9040 • email info@NomisPublications.com cal examiner’s office in Frankfort and served until 2011. A graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, he was a former member of the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association, chairman of the Perryville Cemetery Association and served the Kentucky Coroners Association as executive secretary for 25 years. WILLIAMMICHAEL “MIKE”WILDER of Perryville, KY died June 4, 2022 at the age of 75. In 1970, he began working for Coyle Funeral Home in Perryville, which he later purchased. He and his wife, JoNell, operated Wilder Funeral Home and Monument Company for 44 years as well as Wilder’s Flower Basket and Wilder Insurance Agency. Wilder served on the Kentucky Mass Fatality team for the Boyle County Deputy Coroner for 40 years. In 2008, he was appointed executive director of the medi1975. May owned and operated the Camden, Pennsauken, Vineland, Willingboro, Sicklerville and Philadelphia locations alongside his wife, Hazel and three children, Tyrone, Tina and Toni. A 1969 graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association. THOMAS E. MAY of Somerdale, NH died May 8, 2022 at the age of 76. He began his training for funeral services in 1964 at Camden’s Carl Miller Funeral Home before founding May Funeral Homes in Jerry Sullivan at the Cremation Society of Illinois, where he eventually became director of operations. A graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the Cremation Association of North America. His insights on cremation operations enabled him to contribute to CANA’s Crematory Operators coursework used across the country. DONALD ROBERT FRITZ of Chicago, IL died June 3, 2022 at the age of 50. He worked alongside and Starks Funeral Home and was named manager in 1968. In 1984 Al purchased the Charles M. Courser Funeral Home in Belding and sold the Johnson Funeral Home in 2000. He continued to work at the JohnsonFeuerstein Funeral Home until 2008. Al served on the St. Joseph Cemetery board in retirement. A member of the Michigan Funeral ALLEN “AL” L. JOHNSON of St. Joseph, MI formerly of Belding, MI died April 15, 2022 at the age of 86. He had a lifelong career in funeral service, starting in 1956 at Braun Funeral Home in Adrian. In 1961, Al began working at Florin Funeral Home in Benton Harbor. While living in St. Joseph, he worked from 1963-1984 at the Kerley Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association, he graduated from the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science in 1960 and became the first mortician in Berrien County to qualify for the procedure of eye enucleation after attending the Wayne State Medical School in 1975 rick Funeral Home in Columbiana as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1968. Kummer became a partner in 1973 and retired in 2018 after fifty years of service. A graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. JOHN FREDERICK KUMMER of Columbiana, OH died May 30, 2022 at the age of 87. He joined the Warbrother and father in the family business, Heath & Sons Funeral Home of Champaign from 1965 to 1995. After selling the funeral home, Heath moved to Rio Grande Valley where he worked as a trade funeral director and embalmer. A graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he served as deputy coroner from 1965-1976. MICHAEL K. HEATH of La Feria, TX, formerly of Streator and Champaign died May 9, 2022 at the age of 82. A funeral director for fifty years, he joined his Britton Funeral Homes, Inc of Auburn and Shrewsbury as a funeral director, embalmer, general manager, and eventually co-owner until 2013. He expanded his experience at Miles Funeral Directors of Holden and Sterling, and most recently served at Fay Brothers Life Celebration Homes in Worcester and West Boylston. DAVID BOYNTON BELLEROSE of Oxford, MA died May 5, 2022 at the age of 56. A graduate of the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, he launched his career at J. S. Waterman & Sons in Boston. Bellerose spent the majority of his career at worked with R. H. Greene Funeral Home for over fifteen years. In 1999, he partnered with Harry Royster III to establish Boyd’s Funeral Service and in 2018, Boyd & Royster Funeral Service was created. Boyd graduated from the Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, GA in 1987. LAWRENCE LEE BOYD of Warrenton, NC died May 22, 2022 at the age of 62. A funeral director and embalmer since 1988, he worked at Harris & Turner Funeral Home before completing his apprenticeship at the E. C. Terry Funeral Service in Henderson. Boyd school. Upon moving to Hartford, Everly joined Birkhead Funeral Home, which was owned by Haley McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home. In 1978, he was named president of Haley McGinnis & Owensboro and in 1998 Everly and his wife, Kay became sole owners of Haley McGinnis Funeral Home. DAVID MICHAEL “MIKE” EVERLY of Owensboro, KY died May 14, 2022 at the age of 78. A licensed funeral director since 1962, he worked at the Arch L. Heady Funeral Home in Louisville while attending mortuary er Family of Funeral Homes. Frazier worked at Roller-Citizens in West Memphis, Roller-Chenal, Roller-Owens and Roller-Daniels as a manager. He found his home at RollerMcNutt in Conway where he served as the general manager and district manager of the west. MICHAEL DALE FRAZIER of Conway, AR died May 16, 2022 at the age of 64. A funeral director and embalmer, he started his career at Beasley WoodGeyer Quillin in Mena, AR before joining the RollDeath Notices Continued on Next Page emai l info@nomispubl ications.com mai l PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 fax 1-800-321-9040 f e a t u r i n g If you have an obituary you would like to see listed here send information to