Obituaries for Oct. 17

October 17, 2003

Delia May

Delia "Billie" May, 79, of Boone Trail, died Thursday at Charleston Health Care Center. She was the wife of A. Jack May. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Christine Cannon

HARRODSBURG - Christine Cannon, 81, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Rosa Lee Sigar

HARRODSBURG - Rosa Lee Sigar, 78, of Cogar Avenue, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born March 21, 1925, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Alice Coffey Sigar. She was a retired employee of Signet Systems Inc. and a self-employed babysitter. She was a member of the Danville Women's Bowling League, Order of Eastern Star and Centennial Baptist Church, where she sang in the church choir.

Survivors are nephews, including James Sigar of Harrodsburg; a caregiver, Salena Wilkinson of Danville; and a sister-in-law, Opal Sigar of Harrodsburg.


She was preceded in death by a son, George H. Walker.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Baptist Church by J.D. Short III. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alvis Johnson, Gary Smith, John Smith III, James Sigar, Randy Sigar and Jesse Thomas.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Parks Funeral Home.

James H. Young

MORELAND - James Harlan Young, 83, of Stanford, died Thursday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.

Born Sept. 23, 1920, in Lincoln County, he was the son the late Eddie and Evie Young. He was retired from Lincoln County school system, having worked for 35 years as a bus driver and custodian. He was an Army veteran, a Baptist and the widower of Ruby Jewell Young.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Pruitt of Stanford; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Gary Young.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. David Smith. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday.


Bessie Langford

Services for Bessie Langford, 95, of North Fifth Street, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Richard Hill. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.

She died Wednesday at Charleston Health Care Center.

Born July 13, 1908, in Needmore, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Nan Owsley. She had been a cook at the old Begley Drug Store.

Survivors include two daughters, Lucille Langford of Danville, and Viola Pittman of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Robert Trumbo, Chester Kavanaugh, Paul Lewis, John David, June Christy and Joey Griffin.

Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas B. Cosby

HARRODSBURG - Services for Thomas Bruce Cosby, 77, of Longview Drive, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Henderson Goins and Mark East. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

He died Thursday in Danville.

Born Nov. 4, 1925, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Everett and Cornelia Sanders Cosby. He was a retired farmer, a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church and attended Danville Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Louise Demaree Cosby; a daughter, Carolyn J. Coburn of Danville; a brother, Owen Cosby, of Bloomington, Ind.; three sisters, Vivian Yates of Louisville, Christine Shook of Wisconsin, and Mary Ann Carey of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Farrell Hall, Gordon Graham, William Cheak, Jeffery Cheak, Bud Trayner and Danny Gipson.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

William R. Hastie

STANFORD - Services for William Roy Hastie, 69, of Stanford, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Erwin. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

He died Wednesday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born May 4, 1934, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Roy and Sadie Wearen Hastie. He was the former owner and operator of Capco Corp. and director of Kentucky Wholesale Association. He was a farmer and was named an Honorary Chapter Farmer in Lincoln County. He was a member and elder of Stanford Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Hammons Hastie; two sons, William W. "Billy" Hastie of Stanford, and Tom Hastie of Danville; a daughter, Janie Marie Hastie of Stanford; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Gammon Hastie.

Pallbearers will be David Watts, Greg Baird, Bart Glass, Bob Noe, Evan Hastie and Dewey Tapp.

Honorary pallbearers are Walker Noe, Dan Culton, Hugh Helm, George O. Spoonamore, Cawood Metcalf, Bill Walls, Dr. Rod Bates and Dorlan Grimes.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Memorials may go to Stanford Presbyterian Church memorial fund.

Roy Rowland

WAYNESBURG - Services for Roy Rowland, 82, of Kings Mountain, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home by the Rev. David Gambrel. Burial will be in Gooch Cemetery, Kings Mountain.

He died Thursday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Born Nov. 27, 1920, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Elizabeth Floyd Rowland. He was a retired contractor and a member of Kings Mountain Christian Church.

Survivors include his caregiver and great-neice, Pam Ryan; and nieces and nephews, including Imogene Adams of Stanford, and Kay Gordon of Kings Mountain.

Visitation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

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