Victims of Flight 5191

By: Katie Weber/ Associated Press
By: Katie Weber/ Associated Press
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The names and faces of those killed on Flight 5191 are just starting to come to light.
Among those are a University of Kentucky Associate Dean, a young girl and her horse trainer, and one couple headed to their destination wedding, and another couple just married the night before.
Among many others who lost their lives in this tragedy.

Friends say John Hooker and Scarlett Parsley had a fairy book wedding the night before they were killed on a flight headed for Atlanta from Lexington.
Friends say they were the perfect couple. They were from Laurel County, Kentucky.

Trigg county native Fenton Dawson was another one of the 49 victims.
Dawson graduated from Trigg County High School in 1978 and worked in Lexington for Affiliated Computer Services.
According to the Hopkinsville newspaper, the 46-year old was headed to Washington on business.
Dawson is survived by his wife and two children.

A list of some of the victims of Comair Flight 5191:

--Capt. Jeffrey Adam Clay of Burlington, Ky., hired by Comair in November 1999, according to Comair.

--Kelly J. Heyer, 27, of Cincinnati. Flight attendant who had been working for the airline since 2004, according to Comair.

--Jon Hooker, 27, of London, Ky. Former University of Kentucky pitcher who was married in Lexington on Saturday night, according to former Kentucky baseball coach Keith Madison.

--Scarlett Parsley, 23, of London, Ky. Married Hooker in ceremony on Saturday night, according to former Kentucky baseball coach Keith Madison.

--Mike Finley, 52, of Corbin, Ky. Owner of Finley Fun Center, according to his son, David Taylor.

--Charles Lykins of Naples, Fla., according to friend Paul Richardson of Winchester, Ky.

--Les Morris of Lexington, Ky., according to son-in-law Rick Queen.

--Larry Turner of Lexington, Ky., associate Dean for University of Kentucky Extension and Director of Cooperative Extension Service, according to a University of Kentucky statement.

--Pat Smith, 58, a member of Habitat for Humanity International's board of directors, according to Habitat for Humanity.

--George Brunacini, of Albuquerque, N.M., owner of Bona Terra Farms in Georgetown, Ky., according to a female family member that didn't wish to be identified.

--Jeff Williams, 49, horse trainer who won 13 stakes races at River Downs in Cincinnati, was working at Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington, according to his brother Kim.

A fund has been established to assist the families of victims of Comair Flight 51-91.

The United Way of the Bluegrass and Central Bank will begin accepting contributions today to help families who lost family members and friends in the plane crash early yesterday in Lexington.

United Way of the Bluegrass President Kathy Plomin says hundreds phoned in yesterday wanting to help. So officials set up the 5-1-9-1 Care Fund.

To contribute, send donations to: United Way of Bluegrass, 5191 Care Fund, 2480 Fortune Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40509

Plomin said officials have not determined how the money will be spent. Options include paying for funeral expenses or creating scholarships for children who lost family members.


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