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Vigil planned for Dunbar basketball player who collapsed at open gym - Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, May 01, 2017

A lot of times when people pass, people say this, but he was extremely well-liked around school,” Chalk said. “He touched so many groups of people.” District athletic director Robbie Sayre offered condolences to Ifeacho’s family and praised those who responded to the emergency.“We talk about these things a lot, but when something as tragic as this happens, you know, everything went as well as it could have gone,” Sayre said.By Thursday night, a Gofundme.com campaign had surpassed its goal of $20,000 to help pay for Ifeacho’s funeral expenses. The effort was started by parents of Star’s Dunbar and AAU teammates, parent Carrie Boling said.“He was a gentleman and he had the best manners,” Boling said. “He was such a hard worker; he was a great athlete. He was just a good kid.”The Gofundme page said donations will go to Star’s mother, Peace Azuatalam, to cover funeral and burial expenses.“No mother should ever have to bury her child, and if we can help alleviate some of the stress of the cost, we should,” the page said.Condolences via Twitter poured in Wednesday and Thursday.Senior teammate Taveion Hollingsworth wrote, “I seen so much potential in you ... i wanna let you know i love you boy your name is star for a reason shine bright on us ... #LLS”Senior teammate Kaelen Whiteside wrote: “You just ran up 2 me this morning and gave me a big hug and said what up Kaelen boy! Damn bruh I’m gnna miss u, can’t believe u gone #LLS”Julian Tackett, commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, released a statement Wednesday night.“The absolute worst part of my job is getting a call like I received Wednesday night, with the sudden loss of this young man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family, the Paul Laurence Dunbar and Fayette County school community, and all of those who valiantly tried to save this young man. ... We recognize the fragile nature of life itself and wish peace on all who knew this fine young man during this difficult time.”Ifeacho was a 6-foot-1 shooting guard. He averaged 6.8 points and 5.9 rebounds while playing in all 30 of Dunbar’s games in the 2016-17 season. He would have been Dunbar’s second-leading returning scorer for the 2017-18 season.

Mike Harvey…July 30, 1945 – October 10, 2016 - The Prowers Journal

Monday, October 24, 2016

Time at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Oberlin, Kansas.Visitation for Mike will be held from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Noon Thursday at the Peacock Funeral Home.Mike was born on July 30, 1945 in Sayre, Oklahoma to Jewel Marvin Harvey and departed this life on Monday October 10, 2016 at the St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, Colorado at the age of 71.Mike was preceded in death by his father, by two sisters-Nadine and Loretta, by one brother-J.M. Harvey; and by two half siblings – Shirley Faye Brown and Jack Harvey.Mike Harvey is survived by his wife Gail of the family home in Lamar; by three sons – Brian (Amy) Harvey of Dodge City, KS; Todd (Lisa) Harvey of Lamar; and Zeb Harvey of Oberlin, KS; by five grandchildren – Zach (Serina), Grace, Morgan, Reece, and Kasen as well as by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project either directly or through the funeral home office.Services for Mike Harvey are under the direction of the Peacock Funereal Home. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at www.peacockfuneralhome.com...

Tom Hayden, Civil Rights and Antiwar Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies at 76 - New York Times

Monday, October 24, 2016

Vietnam, talking to people about their lives after years of war, and produced a documentary film, “Introduction to the Enemy.” Detractors labeled it Communist propaganda, but Nora Sayre, reviewing it for The New York Times, called it a “pensive and moving film.”Later, with the war over and the idealisms of the ’60s fading, Mr. Hayden settled into a new life as a family man, writer and mainstream politician. In 1976, he ran for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate from California, declaring, “The radicalism of the 1960s is fast becoming the common sense of the 1970s.” He lost to the incumbent, Senator John V. Tunney.But focusing on state and local issues like solar energy and rent control, he won a seat in the California Legislature in Sacramento in 1982. He was an assemblyman for a decade and a state senator from 1993 to 2000, sponsoring bills on the environment, education, public safety and civil rights. He lost a Democratic primary for California governor in 1994, a race for mayor of Los Angeles in 1997 and a bid for a seat on the Los Angeles City Council in 2001.He was often the target of protests by leftists who called him an outlaw hypocrite, and by Vietnamese refugees and American military veterans who called him a traitor. Conservative news media kept alive the memories of his radical days. In a memoir, “Reunion” (1988), he described himself as a “born-again Middle American” and expressed regret for “romanticizing the Vietnamese” and for allowing his antiwar zeal to turn into anti-Americanism.“His soul-searching and explanations make fascinating reading,” The Boston Globe said, “but do not, he concedes, pacify critics on the left who accuse him of selling out to personal ambition or on the right ‘who tell me to go back to Russia.’ He says he doesn’t care.”“I get re-elected,” Mr. Hayden told The Globe. “To me, that’s the bottom line. The issues persons like myself are working on are modern, workplace, neighborhood issues.”Thomas Emmet Hayden was born in Royal Oak, Mich., on Dec. 11, 1939, the only child of John Hayden, an accountant, and the former Genevieve Garity, both Irish Catholics. His parents divorced, and Tom was raised by his mother, a film librarian.He attended a parish school. The pastor was the Rev. Charles Coughlin, the anti-Semitic radio priest of the 1930s and a right-wing foe of the New Deal.At Dondero High School in Royal Oak, Mr. Hayden was editor of the student newspaper. His final editorial before graduation in 1957 almost cost him his diploma. In his exhortation to old-fashioned patriotism, he encrypted, in the first letter of each paragraph, an acrostic for “Go to hell.”His turn to radical politics began at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he was inspired by student protests against the anti-Communist witch hunts of the House Un-American Activities Committee and by lunch counter sit-ins by black students in Greensboro, N.C. In the summer of 1960, he met Dr. King in California, and he soon joined sit-in protests and voter registration drives in the South.Perceivin...

DAWN PRYCE - Indiana Gazette

Monday, October 10, 2016

Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Bryan F. Pryce, whom she married April 20, 1979; her mother, Donna (Duty) Platter, of Blairsville; three sons, Austin C. Pryce, Noah B. Pryce (Jennifer) and Sayres C. Pryce (Chloe), all of Blairsville; six grandchildren, Marissa, Mason, Leah, Conner, Gianna and Isaiah; two sisters, Debbie Colgan (Bob), of Indiana, and Deana Cochran (Terry), of Miami, Fla.; and a brother, Shawn Platter (Tanya), of Havelock, N.C.She was preceded in death by her father.The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronnie C. Morris Sr. officiating.To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.

Former Miss North Dakota died of natural causes - Grand Forks Herald

Monday, August 15, 2016

Several national media outlets, including People Magazine, picked up her story.Edwards' mother, Laurie Sayre, said in a Facebook post Tuesday the heart condition that killed her daughter was undiagnosed.A GoFundMe page, which was started by her friend and Miss Minnesota 2004, Jessica Dereschuk, raised more than $20,000 in a month. The funds will help cover funeral costs.A funeral for Edwards was held June 24 at Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks.

Wayne Smith, much-loved former minister of city's largest congregation, dies - Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, July 04, 2016

Smith, 87, might now be the flashiest thing rolling past the pearly gates.Smith, who for four decades led what is now Lexington’s largest congregation, died peacefully during the night at Sayre Christian Village, said Chuck Lees, a close friend and retired minister.(Share memories or offer condolences in an online guestbook for Smith.)Lees said Smith attended a preachers meeting Tuesday, and he spent his last day with the people he enjoyed being around most: “his preachers.”The best thing I could say, he was the same in the pulpit as he was out of the pulpit. He was a very happy man. Even in the worst of times, he could find something good.Kenny Speakes, Wayne Smith’s son-in-lawSmith’s son-in-law, Kenny Speakes, who also is a minister, said Smith was at Jessamine Christian Church on Tuesday, and he spoke to a group of ministers for about 15 minutes. Then he came home, went to bed and died in his sleep.“Wayne always said he wanted to die on the pulpit, and he came about as close as he could,” Speakes said.In recent years, Smith had some severe health scares.“Twice, we thought he was gone,” Speakes said. “He told us the first time, ‘Do not pray for me to live; I have a reward to go to.’”Smith never separated his ministry from his home life, Speakes said.“The best thing I could say, he was the same in the pulpit as he was out of the pulpit,” he said. “He was a ve...

Concert review: Nelsonville Music Festival - Columbus Alive (blog)

Monday, June 06, 2016

Shearwater, added just the right amount of creative percussion, and the eerie, atmospheric drones of Aisha Burns' violin reminded me of vintage Black Swans with late, great violinist Noel Sayre.I'd been skeptical of the Wild Reeds, thinking the three-female led act was a quintessential NPR Tiny Desk Concert band of pleasant-but-unremarkable folk-rock, but that image was quickly shattered on the main stage. The Wild Reeds can harmonize with the best of them, for sure, but it's more angsty than sweet, like a Sharon Van Etten triple threat. Suffice it to say, women owned the main stage all weekend at Nelsonville.Closing out the weekend after another brief rain delay, songwriting legend Randy Newman brought everything a music fan could have wanted to his set. He brought the hits, like "Short People," "I'll Never Get Over Losing You" and "You've Got a Friend in Me" (the Toy Story song). He brought a laugh-out-loud sense of humor, whether in his between-song banter or in "I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It)," a song the 72-year-old wrote about aging musicians like himself who won't stop writing and touring. During the refrain, Newman instructed the crowd to sing "He's dead! He's dead!" and they happily obliged; Newman feigned bruised feelings at the enthusiasm.The satirist also brought his acerbic wit to political pieces, tweaking Vladimir Putin and U.S. foreign policy in song. But the most moving moments came during Newman's tender songs, during which the crowd fell completely silent. "She Chose Me" and "Marie" hit harder now that Newman's voice is even craggier than in the past, full of weight and experience. As Newman choked up in the middle of the devastating "Where is My Wandering Boy Tonight?" it was impossible not to feel the same way.Perhaps that's the highest achievement of artists — to make us feel what they feel. If so, the 2016 edition of the Nelsonville Music Festival was a success at the highest level.Read Alive's review of Thursday's Nelsonville kickoff by clicking here...

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Vigil planned for Dunbar basketball player who collapsed at open gym - Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, May 01, 2017

A lot of times when people pass, people say this, but he was extremely well-liked around school,” Chalk said. “He touched so many groups of people.” District athletic director Robbie Sayre offered condolences to Ifeacho’s family and praised those who responded to the emergency.“We talk about these things a lot, but when something as tragic as this happens, you know, everything went as well as it could have gone,” Sayre said.By Thursday night, a Gofundme.com campaign had surpassed its goal of $20,000 to help pay for Ifeacho’s funeral expenses. The effort was started by parents of Star’s Dunbar and AAU teammates, parent Carrie Boling said.“He was a gentleman and he had the best manners,” Boling said. “He was such a hard worker; he was a great athlete. He was just a good kid.”The Gofundme page said donations will go to Star’s mother, Peace Azuatalam, to cover funeral and burial expenses.“No mother should ever have to bury her child, and if we can help alleviate some of the stress of the cost, we should,” the page said.Condolences via Twitter poured in Wednesday and Thursday.Senior teammate Taveion Hollingsworth wrote, “I seen so much potential in you ... i wanna let you know i love you boy your name is star for a reason shine bright on us ... #LLS”Senior teammate Kaelen Whiteside wrote: “You just ran up 2 me this morning and gave me a big hug and said what up Kaelen boy! Damn bruh I’m gnna miss u, can’t believe u gone #LLS”Julian Tackett, commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, released a statement Wednesday night.“The absolute worst part of my job is getting a call like I received Wednesday night, with the sudden loss of this young man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family, the Paul Laurence Dunbar and Fayette County school community, and all of those who valiantly tried to save this young man. ... We recognize the fragile nature of life itself and wish peace on all who knew this fine young man during this difficult time.”Ifeacho was a 6-foot-1 shooting guard. He averaged 6.8 points and 5.9 rebounds while playing in all 30 of Dunbar’s games in the 2016-17 season. He would have been Dunbar’s second-leading returning scorer for the 2017-18 season.

Mike Harvey…July 30, 1945 – October 10, 2016 - The Prowers Journal

Monday, October 24, 2016

Time at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Oberlin, Kansas.Visitation for Mike will be held from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Noon Thursday at the Peacock Funeral Home.Mike was born on July 30, 1945 in Sayre, Oklahoma to Jewel Marvin Harvey and departed this life on Monday October 10, 2016 at the St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, Colorado at the age of 71.Mike was preceded in death by his father, by two sisters-Nadine and Loretta, by one brother-J.M. Harvey; and by two half siblings – Shirley Faye Brown and Jack Harvey.Mike Harvey is survived by his wife Gail of the family home in Lamar; by three sons – Brian (Amy) Harvey of Dodge City, KS; Todd (Lisa) Harvey of Lamar; and Zeb Harvey of Oberlin, KS; by five grandchildren – Zach (Serina), Grace, Morgan, Reece, and Kasen as well as by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project either directly or through the funeral home office.Services for Mike Harvey are under the direction of the Peacock Funereal Home. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at www.peacockfuneralhome.com...

Tom Hayden, Civil Rights and Antiwar Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies at 76 - New York Times

Monday, October 24, 2016

Vietnam, talking to people about their lives after years of war, and produced a documentary film, “Introduction to the Enemy.” Detractors labeled it Communist propaganda, but Nora Sayre, reviewing it for The New York Times, called it a “pensive and moving film.”Later, with the war over and the idealisms of the ’60s fading, Mr. Hayden settled into a new life as a family man, writer and mainstream politician. In 1976, he ran for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate from California, declaring, “The radicalism of the 1960s is fast becoming the common sense of the 1970s.” He lost to the incumbent, Senator John V. Tunney.But focusing on state and local issues like solar energy and rent control, he won a seat in the California Legislature in Sacramento in 1982. He was an assemblyman for a decade and a state senator from 1993 to 2000, sponsoring bills on the environment, education, public safety and civil rights. He lost a Democratic primary for California governor in 1994, a race for mayor of Los Angeles in 1997 and a bid for a seat on the Los Angeles City Council in 2001.He was often the target of protests by leftists who called him an outlaw hypocrite, and by Vietnamese refugees and American military veterans who called him a traitor. Conservative news media kept alive the memories of his radical days. In a memoir, “Reunion” (1988), he described himself as a “born-again Middle American” and expressed regret for “romanticizing the Vietnamese” and for allowing his antiwar zeal to turn into anti-Americanism.“His soul-searching and explanations make fascinating reading,” The Boston Globe said, “but do not, he concedes, pacify critics on the left who accuse him of selling out to personal ambition or on the right ‘who tell me to go back to Russia.’ He says he doesn’t care.”“I get re-elected,” Mr. Hayden told The Globe. “To me, that’s the bottom line. The issues persons like myself are working on are modern, workplace, neighborhood issues.”Thomas Emmet Hayden was born in Royal Oak, Mich., on Dec. 11, 1939, the only child of John Hayden, an accountant, and the former Genevieve Garity, both Irish Catholics. His parents divorced, and Tom was raised by his mother, a film librarian.He attended a parish school. The pastor was the Rev. Charles Coughlin, the anti-Semitic radio priest of the 1930s and a right-wing foe of the New Deal.At Dondero High School in Royal Oak, Mr. Hayden was editor of the student newspaper. His final editorial before graduation in 1957 almost cost him his diploma. In his exhortation to old-fashioned patriotism, he encrypted, in the first letter of each paragraph, an acrostic for “Go to hell.”His turn to radical politics began at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he was inspired by student protests against the anti-Communist witch hunts of the House Un-American Activities Committee and by lunch counter sit-ins by black students in Greensboro, N.C. In the summer of 1960, he met Dr. King in California, and he soon joined sit-in protests and voter registration drives in the South.Perceivin...

DAWN PRYCE - Indiana Gazette

Monday, October 10, 2016

Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Bryan F. Pryce, whom she married April 20, 1979; her mother, Donna (Duty) Platter, of Blairsville; three sons, Austin C. Pryce, Noah B. Pryce (Jennifer) and Sayres C. Pryce (Chloe), all of Blairsville; six grandchildren, Marissa, Mason, Leah, Conner, Gianna and Isaiah; two sisters, Debbie Colgan (Bob), of Indiana, and Deana Cochran (Terry), of Miami, Fla.; and a brother, Shawn Platter (Tanya), of Havelock, N.C.She was preceded in death by her father.The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronnie C. Morris Sr. officiating.To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.

Former Miss North Dakota died of natural causes - Grand Forks Herald

Monday, August 15, 2016

Several national media outlets, including People Magazine, picked up her story.Edwards' mother, Laurie Sayre, said in a Facebook post Tuesday the heart condition that killed her daughter was undiagnosed.A GoFundMe page, which was started by her friend and Miss Minnesota 2004, Jessica Dereschuk, raised more than $20,000 in a month. The funds will help cover funeral costs.A funeral for Edwards was held June 24 at Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks.

Wayne Smith, much-loved former minister of city's largest congregation, dies - Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, July 04, 2016

Smith, 87, might now be the flashiest thing rolling past the pearly gates.Smith, who for four decades led what is now Lexington’s largest congregation, died peacefully during the night at Sayre Christian Village, said Chuck Lees, a close friend and retired minister.(Share memories or offer condolences in an online guestbook for Smith.)Lees said Smith attended a preachers meeting Tuesday, and he spent his last day with the people he enjoyed being around most: “his preachers.”The best thing I could say, he was the same in the pulpit as he was out of the pulpit. He was a very happy man. Even in the worst of times, he could find something good.Kenny Speakes, Wayne Smith’s son-in-lawSmith’s son-in-law, Kenny Speakes, who also is a minister, said Smith was at Jessamine Christian Church on Tuesday, and he spoke to a group of ministers for about 15 minutes. Then he came home, went to bed and died in his sleep.“Wayne always said he wanted to die on the pulpit, and he came about as close as he could,” Speakes said.In recent years, Smith had some severe health scares.“Twice, we thought he was gone,” Speakes said. “He told us the first time, ‘Do not pray for me to live; I have a reward to go to.’”Smith never separated his ministry from his home life, Speakes said.“The best thing I could say, he was the same in the pulpit as he was out of the pulpit,” he said. “He was a ve...

Concert review: Nelsonville Music Festival - Columbus Alive (blog)

Monday, June 06, 2016

Shearwater, added just the right amount of creative percussion, and the eerie, atmospheric drones of Aisha Burns' violin reminded me of vintage Black Swans with late, great violinist Noel Sayre.I'd been skeptical of the Wild Reeds, thinking the three-female led act was a quintessential NPR Tiny Desk Concert band of pleasant-but-unremarkable folk-rock, but that image was quickly shattered on the main stage. The Wild Reeds can harmonize with the best of them, for sure, but it's more angsty than sweet, like a Sharon Van Etten triple threat. Suffice it to say, women owned the main stage all weekend at Nelsonville.Closing out the weekend after another brief rain delay, songwriting legend Randy Newman brought everything a music fan could have wanted to his set. He brought the hits, like "Short People," "I'll Never Get Over Losing You" and "You've Got a Friend in Me" (the Toy Story song). He brought a laugh-out-loud sense of humor, whether in his between-song banter or in "I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It)," a song the 72-year-old wrote about aging musicians like himself who won't stop writing and touring. During the refrain, Newman instructed the crowd to sing "He's dead! He's dead!" and they happily obliged; Newman feigned bruised feelings at the enthusiasm.The satirist also brought his acerbic wit to political pieces, tweaking Vladimir Putin and U.S. foreign policy in song. But the most moving moments came during Newman's tender songs, during which the crowd fell completely silent. "She Chose Me" and "Marie" hit harder now that Newman's voice is even craggier than in the past, full of weight and experience. As Newman choked up in the middle of the devastating "Where is My Wandering Boy Tonight?" it was impossible not to feel the same way.Perhaps that's the highest achievement of artists — to make us feel what they feel. If so, the 2016 edition of the Nelsonville Music Festival was a success at the highest level.Read Alive's review of Thursday's Nelsonville kickoff by clicking here...