Hershel T. Runsick, 85, of Evening Shade died Dec. 9, 2001, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Born May 16, 1916, near Poughkeepsie, he was the son of William B. and Betty Catherine Gaff Runsick. He was a farmer and a member of Powell's Chapel United Methodist Church at Poughkeepsie.
Survivors include a son, Ray Runsick of Evening Shade; a daughter, Carolyn Gray of Coppell, Texas; a sister, Violet Provence of Tuckerman; two grandchildren -- Melissa Andrea and Jeff Gray, both of Grapevine, Texas; four great-granddaughters, Heather Gray, Courtney Gray, Lindsey Gray, and Amy Andrea; a great-grandson, Alan Andrea, all of Grapevine; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bonnie Runsick; a son, Dale Runsick; three brothers -- Marlton Runsick, Herbert Runsick and John F. Runsick; three sisters, -- Jettie Neely, Ottie Ford and Tina Asberry.
The funeral was Dec. 12 at Powell's Chapel United Methodist Church at Pough-keepsie with the Rev. Alan Meinzer officiating. Burial followed at Powell's Chapel Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Bryan Kimmer, Larry Snufer, Jeff Ray, Mike Higginbottom, Gary Andrea and Bob Gray.
Honorary pallbearers were Paschal Spurlock, LeRoy Johnson, Harold Hutchinson and Willie Gene Oyler.