Sarah Francis “Fran” Messer

Sarah Francis “Fran” Messer

May 18, 1944 - January 6, 2017

Sarah Francis “Fran” Messer, age 72, of Woodbine, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 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; step-children: 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 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 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 12:00 P.M. until the funeral hour at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

  • Charlene Harmon
    Posted at 19:31h, 10 January Reply

    Oh what a beautiful woman Fran was. Inside and outside! She used to tell me about when Rick was a baby (my husband, Fran’s nephew.) Fran was only 9 years older than Rick. Fran used to “hip” Rick around. Or carry him on her hip. Fran was such a sweet Christian. I praise God that I can safely say that I know I will see Fran again and oh the sights that she is seeing right now. All her loved ones that have passed over and the beautiful Heaven that God went to prepare for us. Oh what a reunion one day! Thank you God for Fran which was one of your gifts that you gave to us. Praise God!!!!!!! Phil. 1:3 Fran!!!!

  • Jean Pridemore
    Posted at 23:37h, 10 January Reply

    Dear Sweet Family,

    My heart is broken to give Ms Fran up for a little while. I do understand what you are going through. My prayers are with you day and night. If I can do anything for you please don’t hesitate to call.

    Much love,

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