Monday, August 28, 2006

Flight 5191 Crash claims lives of friends

Sunday morning we awoke to the news of the Comair plane crash in Lexington. Immediately we became concerned because the airport is a very small regional airport. We never went there without seeing somone we knew. After church on Sunday we began to call friends in Danville, KY, where we used to live. Leaving message after message our concerned increased. Finally, we were able to speak with Cindy Frye, wife of Centre football coach Andy Frye, and member of our home church there, Grace PCA. The news was not good. Bart Frederick, also a member of Grace, was on the plane. His is survived by his loving wife, Kyra and their three children, Seth, Victoria, and Edie. Bart was on his way to Atlanta to finalize plans to bring his family to Atlanta where he had recently accepted a new job with his company.

The sadness did not end there. We learned through Randy Hays, VP for Student Affairs at Centre, that Centre '04 alum Scarlett Parsley was also on the plane. She was bound for her honeymoon with her husband, Jon Hooker, having just married the night before. Scarlett was in the entering class at Centre in my very first year working there. I can remember her beautiful smile and warm personality as she went through sorority recruitment pledging Kappa Alpha Theta. She was also a cheerleader. In my final year working at Centre, Scarlett graduated, right on time.

Please pray for these families as they grieve this very sudden loss.

"Be joyful always; pray continually;give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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