Russell Wiseman, 71
Russell Wiseman, 71, of Broadway in Irvine, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his home following a long illness. He was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Estill County and was the son of the late Arch and Lula Campbell Wiseman. He was the owner of Wiseman Plumbing and a member of the Irvine First Church of God. He had lived in Estill County all of his life. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin Turpin.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Dunaway Wiseman; a daughter, Peggy Turpin and husband, Kevin of Estill County; three sons, Tim Wiseman and wife, Shelia, Anthony Wiseman, Jeff Wiseman and wife, Angela, all of Estill County; two sisters, Wilma Horn of Estill County, and Louise Villers of West Virginia; a brother, Arthur Wiseman of Lexington; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 16, at the Irvine First Church of God by Bro. Kevin Turpin, Bro. Todd St. John and Bro. Eck Rawlins, Jr. Burial was at the White Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Wiseman, Tyler Turpin, Wesley Roney, Jeremy Wiseman, Justin Wiseman, and Paul Snowden. Honorary pallbearer was Chandler Snowden.
Harold Carroll, 70
Harold Carroll, 70, of Wallace Circle in Irvine, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a short illness. He was born June 24, 1941, in Estill County, a son of the late Glendon Carroll and Fannie Mae Johnson. He was a plumber and lived in Estill County most of his life. He was preceded in death by a sister, Patty Spiers; three brothers, Bill, Doug and Wayne Carroll, and a great-grandchild.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Thomas of Estill County, Judy Dailey of Salvisa, and Sandy Marcum of Estill County; two sons, Jeffrey Carroll and Tony Carroll, both of Madison County; a sister, Brenda Smith of Estill County; two brothers, Bob Carroll and James Spiers, both of Estill County; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
Graveside services were conducted Sunday, April 15, 2012, at 2 p.m., at West Irvine Cemetery, by Bro. Beverly Arvin. Pallbearers were Brian King, Bobby Carroll, Jack Dailey, Jacob Dailey, Nikita Flinchum and Kenny Jones.
Flege, Jr., 85
Robert Frederick Flege, Jr., 85, died Sunday, March 11, 2012. He was born June 24, 1926, in Estill County, son of Robert Federick Flege and Lois Rumager Flege. His father was superintendent of Irvine City Schools for many years. He graduated from Irvine High School in 1944 and entered the Navy in Oct. 1944, and was discharged in July, 1946, with the rank of Pharmacist Mate 2C. He enrolled at the University if Kentucky in Sept. 1946, and graduated with a BS and MS degrees in geology. He graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1955, with a PhD in geology. He worked one summer for the US Geological Survey exploring for uranium in coal and black shale in several western states and worked two summers for the New Mexico Bureau of Mines. He then went to work for Standard Oil Co. of California (now Chevron) in Aug. 1955, in Salinas, Cal. In 1958, he transferred to Bakersfield, Cal. In 1961, he began working in Gravity and Magnetics Interpretation where he was employed until he retired in 1986. In 1972, he transferred to Chevron’s International exploration company, Chevron Overseas Petroleum and worked on numerous world-wide projects. He married Aileen Frances Krigbaum in 1956, and was married for 47 years. He enjoyed volunteering at Bend’s High Desert Museum as well as tutoring students at Bend High School and COCC, fishing, golf, card games, dominoes and a “good” joke. He attended Nativity Lutheran Church and loved to participate in the SMART reading programs at the local elementary schools. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Survivors include a daughter, Jane Riley of Santa Rosa, Cal.; a son, Andrew F. Flege of Washington; a sister, Lois Flege Pulliam of Bedford, Mass., five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and special companion, Tekla Wolleck.
A Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors was held at Nativity Lutheran Church, Friday, March 23, 2012.