Obituaries for Oct. 3

October 03, 2003

Ronal Napier

STANFORD - Ronal Napier, 92, of Stanford, died Thursday at his home.

Born Dec. 23, 1910, in Owsley County, he was the son of the late and William H. and Clara F. Hughes Napier. He was carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Wilder Napier; two daughters, Audrey Plummer of Stanford, and Velma Bastin of Ozark, Ala.; a brother, Darrell Napier of Stanford; a sister, Wilma Howell of Salem, Ind.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Paul, Gary and Bill Napier, Mark and Michael Yocum, David Bastin and Doyle Wilder. Honorary pallbearers are Harvey, James and Carl Wilder.


Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Spurlin Funeral Home by Mark Yocum. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.

Sally Pankey

HARRODSBURG - Sally Pankey, 61, wife of Kyle Pankey, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Cleo Patterson

SCIENCE HILL - Cleo Patterson, 81, of Kings Mountain, died Sunday at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 18, 1922, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Walter and Nancy Carman Patterson. He was a farmer, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and attended Pond Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in North Africa and Italy, and in the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Lucas Patterson; a son, Larry C. Patterson of Stanton; four daughters, Dianne Patterson of Louisville, Melinda P. Spencer and Donna P. Floyd, both of Waynesburg; and Janet P. Stringer of Kings Mountain; two brothers, Dallas Patterson of Kings Mountain and Etheridge Patterson of Americus, Ga.; and 14 grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home. Burial was in Falconbury Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley Post 18, American Legion.

Memorials may go to Falconbury Cemetery Fund.


William C. Martz

The body of William C. Martz, 60, of Liberty Manor apartments, Liberty, will be cremated.

He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 18, 1942.

Survivors include a cousin, Bill Martz of Brownsburg, Ind.

Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Scott Rice

STANFORD - Services for Scott Rice, 36, of Danville, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Norman. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery with military rites by Caswell Saufley Post 18, American Legion.

He died Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born Nov. 12, 1966, in Danville, he was the son of Marlene Henderson Rice of McKinney and the late William Eddie Rice. He was an operator for Central Seal Co., a member of McKinney Baptist Church, an Army veteran of the Gulf War and a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Shelly Arnold Rice; two sons, Brandon and Michael Rice, both of Waynesburg; two brothers, Joey and Rodney Rice, both of Stanford; two sisters, Gladys Reed of McKinney, and Kristy Green of Danville.

Pallbearers will be Joe Henderson, Marc, Rob and Brian Muse, Brian Coffman, Jason Caldwell, Danny Goodwin and Charles Marino.

Honorary pallbearers are John Thompson, Richard Dolan, Joe Dan Reed, John Reed, Charles Rice, Jonathan Green, Ronnie Mullins and Tommy Mullins.

Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Saturday.

Lyda S. Seay

MORELAND - Services for Lyda Short Seay, 84, formerly of Hustonville, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hustonville Christian Church by the Rev. Don Burton. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

She died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born May 11, 1919, in the Carpenters Creek community, Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Lillie Allen Short. She was a homemaker, a member of Hustonville Christian Church and the widow of William A. Seay.

Survivors include a daughter, Sally S. Adams of Louisville; a son, Edward A. Seay of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a brother, Calvin Short of Hustonville; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey S. Seay.

Pallbearers will be Will Seay, Jack Bosley, Fred Short, Jeff Short, Lucas Short, Robert McAlpine and Bob Bosley.

Memorials may go to Hustonville Christian Church building fund, P.O. Box 11, Hustonville 40437.

W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Belve R. Turner

HARRODSBURG - Services for Belve Russell Turner, 71, of Chimney Rock Road, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Joe E. Tarry. Burial with military rites will be in Lexington Cemetery.

He died Wednesday at his home.

Born June 27, 1932, in Martin, he was the son of the late Belve and Audrey Oney Turner. He was retired from LeRoy's Jewelry Co. and Fayette County schools. He was an Air Force veteran having served in the Korean War, a member of the Oleika Shrine Temple of Lexington and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.

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