Services set for Forkland leader Lavicia Daugherty

Obituaries for Dec. 26

December 26, 2004

Lavicia L. Daugherty

PERRYVILLE — Services for Lavicia Lane Daugherty, of Forkland, a leader of the Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue and a former school principal, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Wilder Funeral Home with Larry Barker officiating. Burial will be in Elder Cemetery in Casey County.

She died Thursday in Danville.

Daugherty and her late husband, Sam, were charter members of the Forkland festival. She wrote and directed 21 plays for the festival.

Shirley Sheperson, who was festival chairman for many years and also a student of Daugherty’s, said Daugherty always was willing to write the play that was produced during the bean supper. Her themes were about the people in the community and the history there.


“By being a teacher there at the school and growing up the community, she taught most of the people who are still in the community,” said Sheperson.

“She had a long life and was dedicated to her teaching.”

Doris Purdom, who also has been festival chairman and was a first cousin of Daugherty, says Daugherty was a major contributor to the community center, even into her 80s.

“She lived right across the creek, and she was at every function. She went way beyond what she had to do. She baked the bread for the Christmas dinners we had. She just did so much.”

Daugherty retired from the Boyle County school system after 43 years as a teacher and principal. She taught in a one-room school in the Chestnut Grove area, taught in Perryville, and taught elementary and high school and was principal at Forkland School before ending her career at Boyle County Elementary School.

She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, member of the Kentucky and Boyle County Retired Teachers Associations, and longtime member of Sycamore Church of Christ.

Born May 25, 1917, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Sarah Margaret Gorley Lane.

Survivors include a son, Samuel E. Daugherty of Columbia; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a granddaughter.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Ellis, Jerry Leber, Dallas and Greg Taylor, Kerr Allen and Bill Releford.

Raymond A. McCoy

LANCASTER - Raymond A. McCoy, 76, of Crab Orchard Road, Lancaster, died Friday at Fort Logan Hospital, Stanford. Survivors include his wife, Hilda McCoy. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Emma B. Rigney

LIBERTY - Emma Beatrice Rigney, 96, of Liberty, died Friday at Liberty Care Center.

Born Oct. 28, 1908, in Bethelridge, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Annie Ashley Godbey. She was a homemaker, widow of Edwin Rigney, and member of Bethelridge United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Russell Rigney of Louisville; two daughters, Janice Boyd of Fairfield, Ohio, and Glenna Mills of Liberty; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two sons, Gerald and Richard Rigney; and a daughter, Reva Vest.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Greg Powell. Burial will be in Watson's Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday.

Edith P. Yates

Edith Phillips Yates, 87, formerly of Lexington, died Friday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born in Junction City, she was the daughter of the late Clem and Mary Gaston Phillips. She was the widow of Edgar C. Yates.

She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia. She was a member of Junction City Christian Church, former member of Kentucky Education Association, and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include two sisters, Mildred Phillips of Danville and Geraldine Brown of Harrodsburg.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Junction City Christian Church by Odis Clark with burial in Junction City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary, Dennis and Dale Wheeler and Jerry, David and Robert Brown.

Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland and 11 a.m. Monday until service time at the church.

Memorials may go to Camp Calvary, Camp Calvary Lane, Mackville, KY.


James N. Foley

WAYNESBURG - Services for James Nicholas Foley, 24, of Waynesburg, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant View Baptist Church with Kerry Jones and Aaron Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.

He died Thursday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Oct. 17, 1980, in Danville, he was the son of James "Jimmy" Wallace Foley of Waynesburg and Bonita Adams Creech of Nicholasville. A 1999 graduate of Jessamine High School, he held a design engineering degree from Somerset Community College.

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