Obituaries for Dec. 15

December 15, 2004

Billie Jo Demaree

LANCASTER - Billie Jo Ralston Demaree, 71, of Dogwood Drive, died Tuesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

Paul I. Green

LANCASTER - Paul Irvin Green, 87, of Cartersville Road, Paint Lick, died Tuesday at Terrace Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Berea. He was the widower of Loraine Davis Green. Arrangements are incomplete at Ramsey Funeral Home.

Ethel L. Lay

HARRODSBURG - Ethel Lay, 77, of Belmont Street, died Monday at her home.

Born Oct. 12, 1927, in Wayne County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lala Vaughn and the late Joseph Rankin. She was a self-employed private duty sitter, worked as a senior companion for Mercer County Senior Citizens and was a member of Centennial Baptist Church.


Survivors include two sisters, Mae Thomas and Bessie Anna Lyons, both of Harrodsburg.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Centennial Baptist Church by J.D. Short III. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are John Smith III and Gary Smith.

Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials may go to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville 40423.

Parks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Victor H. Meeks

LIBERTY - Victor Haskel Meeks, 65, of Cincinnati, died Tuesday at his home.

Born Feb. 5, 1939, in Liberty, he was the son of the late Raymond and Hollis Patterson Meeks. He was a former employee of U.S. Playing Card Co. in Cincinnati and a member of Gospel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Berry Meeks; a son, Greg Meeks of Cincinnati; three daughters, Donna, Kim and Lisa Meeks, all of Cincinnati; five brothers, Lewis Meeks of Harrodsburg, Glen Meeks of Greensburg, Ind., Bob and Bill Meeks, both of Liberty, and Homer Meeks of Somerset; and a sister, Ruth Catron of Greensburg.

Services will be noon Saturday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Greg Cooper. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday.

Martha E. Monday

LIBERTY - Martha Edyth Monday, 86, of Stanford, formerly of Liberty, died Thursday at Fort Logan Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Bartle Funeral Home.

Ollie Monday

LIBERTY - Ollie Monday, 83, of Liberty, died Tuesday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Born Oct. 20, 1921, in Casey County, he was a son of Bee and Sarah E. "Lizzie" Lay Monday. He was a retired auto mechanic and a member of Noel's Chapel First Church of God.

Survivors include two sisters, Lela M. Davis and Ova L. Smither, both of Liberty.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home by Richie Curtis. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Thursday.

Joseph Raney

MORELAND - Joseph Raney, 72, of Moreland, died Tuesday at Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Feb. 6, 1932, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Dewitt and Liza Patterson Raney. He was a member of Moreland First Baptist Church. He worked as a farm machinery mechanic for 28 years at Whitehouse-Humphrey in Danville. He was a corporal in the Army and a Korean War Veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Hill Raney of Moreland; a son, the Rev. Marshall Raney of Lynch; a brother, Gerald Raney of Casey County; a sister, Charlotte Carman of Casey County; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Ken Hall. Burial will be in Moreland Cemetery with military rites by Boyle Post 46, American Legion.

Pallbearers will be Gary, Brent and Jerome Raney, Jim Harris, Jeff Bennett, Wayne Atwood, Jerry Jones and Gene Baldock.

Visitation is 6-9 today.

Major Roy

LIBERTY - Major Roy, 64, of Thomas Ridge Road, died Tuesday at his home. He was the husband of Mildred Thomas Roy. Arrangements are incomplete at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Carlos Saturno

LANCASTER - Carlos Saturno, 30, of Paint Lick, died Saturday. He was the son of Luis Bautista and Rita Lopez. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.


Johnny P. Cummins Sr.

Services for Johnny Paul Cummins Sr., 50, of Belleview Street, will be 1 p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Don Garland. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.

He died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 2, 1954, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Angie M. Freeman Cummins. He was an employee of Penn Ventilation Co.

Survivors include a daughter, Christie Cummins of Danville; two sons, Johnny P. Cummins Jr. and Jared Cummins, both of Gravel Switch; a stepson, Justus Glass of Gravel Switch; six brothers, Frank Cummins of Stanford, Mike Cummins of Moreland, Cecil Cummins of Lancaster, Ricky Cummins of Stanford, Tim Cummins of Junction City and Bradley Cummins of Danville; two sisters, Gayle Potts of Corapolis, Pa., and Brenda Carroll of Burgin; and a grandson.

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