Funeral services set for Centerville pilot, wife suspected of drug OD


UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m.

A neighbor who lives on East Von Dette Circle near the Halyes said she and others were shocked by the deaths of the couple.

“I said this is not right,” said Naree Vanetten of watching the bodies of Brian and Courtney Halye being removed from their home.

Vanetten said she never suspected the couple was involved with drugs until the coroner said it appears they died of overdoses.

“I never believed it was going to happen to him. He looked normal, healthy,” she said. “But you know drugs can happen anywhere.”

EARLIER:

The Centerville couple who died of an apparent drug overdose will have separate burial services Tuesday, according to obituaries published in the Dayton Daily News.

Brian J. Halye, a 36-year-old Spirit Airlines pilot, and Courtney C. Halye, 34, were found dead Thursday by their four children. Montgomery County Coroner’s Office Director Ken Betz said the deaths appear to be drug-related.

MORE: Overdoses likely cause of death of Centerville couple

Brian Halye’s funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, 97 W. Locust St., Wilmington. A wake will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

MORE: Spirit Airlines pilot’s suspected overdose draws national attention

Courtney Halye’s funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills, 5471 Far Hills Ave., Dayton. A wake will be held 4-6 p.m. before the service. Jeffery Campbell of St. John’s United Church of Christ will officiate.

Donations in memory of Courtney Halye may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2555 S. Dixie Dr., Dayton, OH 45409, according to her obituary. Donations in Brian Halye’s memory, his obituary requests, may be made to Wings of Mercy Inc., 100 South Pine Street, Suite 393, Zeeland, MI 49464.

MORE: Read Dayton Daily News obituaries here




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