Obituaries for Aug. 30

August 30, 2004

Zula F. Austin

Zula Ferrell Austin, 81, of Hancock Street, Junction City, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born April 7, 1923, in Junction City, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Fannie Gaddis Ferrell. She was a homemaker, a member of Junction City Christian Church and a graduate of Junction City High School.

Survivors include her husband, Sevier H. Austin; a daughter, Debbie Reardon of Junction City; a stepdaughter, Linda Simmons of St. Richland, Va.; a brother, Delbert Ferrell of Tullahoma, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren. She preceded in death by a son, Dale L. Austin.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.

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

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice.

James A. Matthews

LANCASTER - James Allen Matthews, 74, of Marksbury Avenue, died Saturday at Christian Care Center of Lancaster.


Born Jan. 4, 1930, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Allen and Lela Murphy Matthews. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include a brother, Donald Matthews of Garrard County; and five sisters, Dorothy Davis of Indiana, Mary Medley and Iona Votaw, both of Harrodsburg, Joetta Collier of Washington, Pa., and Virginia Denney of Lancaster.

Graveside services were today at Lancaster Cemetery by the Rev. Bryce McCulley. Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery.

Ramsey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bernard Peyton

MORELAND - Bernard "JR" Peyton, 80, of Liberty, died Saturday at Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Born Aug. 19, 1924, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Bernard L. and Flora Ellis Peyton. He was a retired truck driver and a World War II veteran, having served with the Army 168th Combat Engineers. He also had been a prisoner of war. He was a member of Ellisburg Baptist Church and Rocky Ford Masonic Lodge 765.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Peyton; a son, James L. Peyton of Nicholasville; a sister, Lucille McAnelly of Liberty; two stepgrandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven C. Peyton.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by G.W. Smith. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Bill and Joe Peyton, Marty and Monty Atwood, Shaun Pendergraph and Charles McAnelly.

Honorary pallbearers are Bill Brown, Harold Bastin, Dr. Todd Rinehart, Glenn Nutgrass and H.D. Atwood.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m. by American Legion Boyle Post 46.

Memorials may go to Hospice of Lake Cumberland and Rocky Ford Masonic Lodge.


Carroll St. John

Carroll "Lee" St. John, 48, of Danville, died Saturday.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church by the Revs. David St. John and Don Benningfield. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scott Molen, John Scott Molen, Blake Molen, Harold Hatfield, Kenley Smallwood and Coe St. John. Honorary pallbearers are co-workers at the city of Danville.

Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to Gideons International Bible Fund.

Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Noland

STANFORD - Services for Elizabeth "Betty" Noland, 84, of Stanford, will be 2 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home by the Revs. Terry Holt and Dan Carr. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

She died Saturday at Fort Logan Hospital.

Pallbearers will be Wayne, David, Tony, Michael and Jeremy Noland and Eddie Irvin.

Honorary pallbearers are Christie Holt, Robin Watts, Stacey Irvin, Julie Johnson, and Cody and Courtney Harris.

Memorials may go to Hebron Methodist Church, c/o Perry G. Noland, 6387 John Sims Highway, Stanford.

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