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Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory

714 South Main Street
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 463-2912
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Rockbridge Memorial Gardens

116 Peaceful Lane
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 463-7750
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MRS. KING - Ledger Independent

Monday, June 19, 2017

CYNTHIANA -- Betty Jean Figgins King, age 85, of Cynthiana, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.Born in Bracken County on April 20, 1932, to the late George Earl and Martha Mae Perkins Figgins, she was a retired elementary school teacher, a volunteer for the Harrison Memorial Hospital Gift Shop and a member of the Cynthiana Baptist Church, Goldenaires Senior Group, Sunrise Homemakers and Retired Teachers Association.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lee King; and a great-grandson, Noah Lee King.She is survived by a son, Jesse Dean (Dawn) King of Tollesboro; two brothers, Robert Earl Figgins and W.O. (Roberta) Figgins, both of Bracken County; two grandchildren, Brittany Nicole (Donald) Henderson and Michael Lee King; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Lee King and Alexis Dawn King; and eight nephews, Gary, Ricky, Randy, John Mark, Edward, Tim, Terry and Jason; and a niece, Rhonda Kay.Services will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday at Ware Funeral Home by Rev. Patrick Whyte with visitation at 11 a.m.Burial will be in Battle Grove Cemetery. Pall...

The Rev. Leon McIntyre, former pastor of First African Baptist Church, dies at 79 - Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, May 01, 2017

Rev. Leon McIntyre, 79, who spent much of his career leading one of the oldest black churches this side of the Allegheny Mountains, died Tuesday.McIntyre was pastor at First African Baptist Church in Lexington for 33 years. He researched the history of the church and saw it through construction projects that positioned it for the future.“We’re losing a church father,” said the Rev. Nathl Moore, who succeeded McIntyre as pastor at First African Baptist in 2009.McIntyre helped oversee construction of a new church on Price Road that replaced the building the church had occupied for 154 years at Short and Deweese streets. The church also converted the old Douglass School building into apartments for senior citizens during his tenure.McIntyre was a scholarly man, respected for his theological insights.“As much as he knew, he had a burning desire to know more,” Moore said. “He had an insatiable desire for wanting to know the word of God.”He also was known for helping younger preachers along.Moore said McIntyre inspired him to continue his theological education and had planned to be there when Moore receives his doctorate next month.“He loved challenging our thinking,” Moore said.McIntyre was...

N.J. native reportedly falls to death from MIT dome - NJ.com

Monday, May 01, 2017

Toms River, according to his obituary in the Asbury Park Press.After graduating from MIT in 2015 with degrees in computer science, engineering and physics, Paggi was working as a software engineer at Lexington, Mass.-based Ab Initio at the time of his death, according to The Tech, MIT's campus newspaper.Paggi's family has started a fundraiser toward a memorial scholarship in his memory. The fundraiser's GoFundMe page says the scholarship would be given to a graduating senior at the high school Paggi attended who plans to pursue a degree in physics or computer science.Thomas Moriarty may be reached at tmoriarty@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ThomasDMoriarty. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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MRS. KING - Ledger Independent

Monday, June 19, 2017

CYNTHIANA -- Betty Jean Figgins King, age 85, of Cynthiana, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.Born in Bracken County on April 20, 1932, to the late George Earl and Martha Mae Perkins Figgins, she was a retired elementary school teacher, a volunteer for the Harrison Memorial Hospital Gift Shop and a member of the Cynthiana Baptist Church, Goldenaires Senior Group, Sunrise Homemakers and Retired Teachers Association.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lee King; and a great-grandson, Noah Lee King.She is survived by a son, Jesse Dean (Dawn) King of Tollesboro; two brothers, Robert Earl Figgins and W.O. (Roberta) Figgins, both of Bracken County; two grandchildren, Brittany Nicole (Donald) Henderson and Michael Lee King; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Lee King and Alexis Dawn King; and eight nephews, Gary, Ricky, Randy, John Mark, Edward, Tim, Terry and Jason; and a niece, Rhonda Kay.Services will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday at Ware Funeral Home by Rev. Patrick Whyte with visitation at 11 a.m.Burial will be in Battle Grove Cemetery. Pall...

The Rev. Leon McIntyre, former pastor of First African Baptist Church, dies at 79 - Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, May 01, 2017

Rev. Leon McIntyre, 79, who spent much of his career leading one of the oldest black churches this side of the Allegheny Mountains, died Tuesday.McIntyre was pastor at First African Baptist Church in Lexington for 33 years. He researched the history of the church and saw it through construction projects that positioned it for the future.“We’re losing a church father,” said the Rev. Nathl Moore, who succeeded McIntyre as pastor at First African Baptist in 2009.McIntyre helped oversee construction of a new church on Price Road that replaced the building the church had occupied for 154 years at Short and Deweese streets. The church also converted the old Douglass School building into apartments for senior citizens during his tenure.McIntyre was a scholarly man, respected for his theological insights.“As much as he knew, he had a burning desire to know more,” Moore said. “He had an insatiable desire for wanting to know the word of God.”He also was known for helping younger preachers along.Moore said McIntyre inspired him to continue his theological education and had planned to be there when Moore receives his doctorate next month.“He loved challenging our thinking,” Moore said.McIntyre was...

N.J. native reportedly falls to death from MIT dome - NJ.com

Monday, May 01, 2017

Toms River, according to his obituary in the Asbury Park Press.After graduating from MIT in 2015 with degrees in computer science, engineering and physics, Paggi was working as a software engineer at Lexington, Mass.-based Ab Initio at the time of his death, according to The Tech, MIT's campus newspaper.Paggi's family has started a fundraiser toward a memorial scholarship in his memory. The fundraiser's GoFundMe page says the scholarship would be given to a graduating senior at the high school Paggi attended who plans to pursue a degree in physics or computer science.Thomas Moriarty may be reached at tmoriarty@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ThomasDMoriarty. Find NJ.com on Facebook.