by Bailey Richards
Arlie Messer, 65, of Bulan, died Monday, Oct. 15 at the Hazard ARH medical center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired heavy equipment operator.
He was the son of the late Fred Messer and the late Dora Russell Allen, and was also preceded in death by his sister, Beulah Mae Wyllis, and brothers Fred, Jr., Wiley, Gary, and Danny Lee Messer.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Messer; mother Geneva Messer; sons Arlie Messer, Jr. and wife Becky, and Steve Messer and wife Teresa; sisters Nancy Williams, Kathleen Godsey, Lillie Mae Campbell, Vickie Selent, Helen Hurschik, Sonya Jones, Edna Peyla, and Nila Jean Combs; brothers Junior Allen, Bryan Messer, and Freddie Williams; grandchildren Arlie Wayne, Daniel Floyd, and Aaron Michael Messer, along with a host of family and friends.
Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. A memorial service will immediately follow with Eldon Miller officiating.
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