The Richmond Register

February 18, 2013

Linkern Leon Centers, 79

Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home

BEREA — Linkern Leon Centers, 79, of Berea, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013.

He was born in Estill County, Ky., on Feb. 26, 1933, the son of Guss and Viola Spivey Centers.

He was a member of the Red House Holiness Church, a former employee of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. and a retired employee of Eastern Kentucky University having worked in Maintenance and Grounds Department.

Survivors include: his wife, Christine Smith Centers; two sons, Ricky Centers (Donna) and Gary Centers (Scotti); two daughters, Sharon Davidson (Donnie) and Rena Centers;  a son-in-law, Joe Stewart; four brothers, Shirley Centers (Jewell), Danky Centers, Ray Centers (Joann) and Lonnie Centers (Faye); one sister, Rosalee Cottrell (John); 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patsy Centers Stewart; and two brothers, R.B. Centers & Dee Centers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Kurt Davis and Rev. Gary Northern officiating. Burial will follow in the Madison Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Coleman, Bro. Ray Norther, Brent Centers, Bro. James Cruse, Johnny McIntosh and Elbe Evans.