MOREHEAD - Jodie Lunsford, age 43, of Mocabee Creek Road, Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Born October 30, 1962, in Olive Hill, Kentucky, he is the son of James William Lunsford of Soldier, Kentucky, and the late Connie Lemaster Lunsford. Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by one son, Jody Lee Lunsford, and his fiancée, Oleta Marie Johnson Whisman.
In addition to his father, Jodie is survived by one son—Cody West, of Olive Hill; one stepson—Michael David Skaggs of Olive Hill; two brothers—Billy Lunsford and his wife Joy of Soldier, and Jimmy Lunsford of Olive Hill; two sisters—Barbara Lunsford and Penny Lunsford, both of Olive Hill; one special nephew—Chad Jaynes of Olive Hill; and a special member of the family—Darren Caudill of Olive Hill.
Jodie was an employee of Quality Dry Wall in Olive Hill and a member of the Soldier Wesleyan Church.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at the Soldier Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Kenny Hamilton officiating; burial will follow in the Lunsford Cemetery on Mocabee Creek Road. Pallbearers will be Chad Jaynes, Billy Lunsford, Larry Blankenbeckler, Frankie Lemaster, Brian Fraley, and Darren Caudill. Visitation is after 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.
Dr. James Edward “Jim” Quisenberry
MOREHEAD - Dr. James Edward “Jim” Quisenberry, 74, of Jewell Lane, Morehead, KY, went to be with his Lord at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead on Sunday, October 15, 2006. Born January 17, 1932, in Louisville, KY, he was the son of the late James Caperton and Nellie I. Harper Quisenberry. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gehanna May Quisenberry, who died in infancy.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Martha Chelf Quisenberry; two daughters—Lynne (Bill) Hobstetter of Cincinnati, OH, and Ann (Scott) White of Morehead, KY; and four grandchildren—Wendill James Scott White III, Elizabeth Faith Ann White, Michal Elizabeth Hobstetter, and Audrey Grace Hobstetter.
Jim was a graduate of Louisville Male High School and held an A. A. degree from Lindsey Wilson College, an A. B. from Kentucky Christian University, an A. B. from Centre College, the M. A. from the University of Kentucky, and the Ph.D. from Ohio University.
Brother Jim was an ordained minister. He began preaching at the age of 18 and continued preaching until his death. He served at churches in Ohio and central Kentucky, including 25 years at Salt Lick Christian Church and 10 years at Farmers Christian Church. He also served on several mission trips starting churches in Russia, the Ukraine, and China.
Jim was also a teacher for 37 years—a career that began at the high school level in Boyle County and then Trimble County. A full professor at Morehead State University, Dr. Quisenberry taught speech and communication until he retired. A member of numerous university committees, he also served as Faculty Senate chairperson.
A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at Farmers Christian Church with Brother Lowell Kosak and Dr. Jack Wilson officiating. His body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be James Scott White, Scott White, Wendell White, Cliff White, William Hobstetter, Bill Hobstetter, Clinton Curtis and Melvin Stull.
Honorary pallbearers will be The Board of Farmers Christian Church, Richard Ingold, Shelby Lawson, Sr., Shelby Lawson, Jr., Tom Evans, Danny Brotherton, Ed Olsen, Joe Qualls, Hobart Cassidy, and Carl Cassidy.
Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation is after 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2006, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. Memorial donations are suggested to Gideons International, Farmers Christian Church, 100 KY Hwy 801 S., Morehead, KY 40351 or Dr. James E. Quisenberry Scholarship Fund for Preaching Ministers, Kentucky Christian University, 100 Academic Parkway, Grayson, KY 41143.
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