Obituaries for March 4

March 04, 2004

Samuel S. Hays

Samuel Searles Hays Jr., 79, of Country Lane, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 24, 1925, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Samuel S. and May Essie Cozatt Hays. He was a farmer and an employee of Danville Leaf Tobacco Co. for 35 years. He was a member of The Presbyterian Church and Franklin Lodge 28 F&AM. He was a graduate of Parksville High School.

He also was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the European Theater, and the recipient of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Brumfield Hays; a son, Sam Hays III of Clemons, N.C.; a brother, John Hays of Danville; and a granddaughter.


Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bellevue Cemetery.

Memorials may go to Boyle County Humane Society.

Phyllis P. Smith

CRAB ORCHARD - Phyllis Mary Perry Smith, 58, of Ky. 3244, died Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Born Jan. 29, 1946, in Ypsilanti, Mich., she was the daughter of Mary P. Riddle Perry of Brodhead and the late Rolla Perry. She was a member of Mount Zion Church of Christ and a support manager at Stanford Wal-Mart.

Other survivors include her husband, Elmer D. Smith of Crab Orchard; three daughters, Lisa Shelton, Jennifer Simpson and Mary Ann McFerron, all of Crab Orchard; a sister, Shirley Sharp of Ypsilanti; a brother, Rolla "Roy" Perry of Wisconsin; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Elmer Douglas Smith.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at McKnight Funeral Home by Thad Eubank. Burial will be in Mount Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Terry, Brett, Bart and Donald Smith and Steve and Keith Sharp.

Visitation is after 4 p.m. today.


Howard E. Holden

A memorial service for Howard Edward Holden, 79, of East Lexington Avenue, formerly of Ann Arbor, Mich., was today at Stith Funeral Home by Gary Story.

Holden died Monday at his home.

Lena Coffman

MORELAND - Services for Lena Coffman, 87, of Orange Park, Fla., will be 11 a.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by G.W. Smith. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

She died Sunday in Orange Park.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today.

Kenneth Neagle

HARRODSBURG - Services for Kenneth Neagle, 72, of New Dixville Road, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew Catholic Church by the Rev. Joseph Muench. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military rites.

He died Tuesday at his home.

Born June 29, 1931, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late Howard and Rosie Lavoie Neagle. He was a retired federal prison warden, a Navy veteran of the Korean War, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus and American Correctional Association. He was a graduate of Boston College and University of Wisconsin and a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Della Cuoco Neagle; four sons, Kenneth H. Neagle Jr. of Bonnieville, W. John Neagle of Salvisa, James M. Neagle of Harrodsburg and Sean J. Neagle, Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Beverly O'Brian of California; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth, John, James, Sean and Christopher Neagle and Bill Doyle.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today and prior to the service Friday at St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Memorials may go to St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1125 Danville Road, Harrodsburg 40330.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Beuna K. Vandivier

HARRODSBURG - Services for Beuna Kyler Vandivier, 87, formerly of East Factory Street, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Robert DeFoor. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Tuesday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born April 12, 1916, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Royal and Ova Tyler Kyler.

She was a retired seamstress, having worked at Sportleigh Hall and Cricketeer Manufacturing Corp. in Harrodsburg and Jonathan Logan in Burgin. She was a member of Mercer County Senior Citizens and Harrodsburg Baptist Church, and the widow of Garnett E. Vandivier.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Deakle of Nicholasville, Sharon Myers of Lexington, and Linda Sue Vandivier of Harrodsburg; a sister, Gladys Ransdell of Erlanger; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby G. Vandivier.

Pallbearers will be Donald, J.W., Kermit, Bill and Harold D. Logue and Mike Vandivier.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Memorials may go to the American Diabetes Association, 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 110, Louisville, 40218; or Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 S. Main St., Harrodsburg.

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