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Augustine Baize Napier

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

HORSE BRANCH, Ky. — Augustine Baize Napier passed away on Oct. 18, 2020, at the age of 82. She was born on Sept. 18, 1938, in Horse Branch, Kentucky, to Cletus and Reola Baize. She was the third oldest of 11 children.

Her father passed away while she was young, and she had to drop out of school to help raise her eight younger siblings. She lived in Horse Branch for most of her life aside from a couple of years in Louisville, Kentucky, and the last 10 months of her life in Utah. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, and spending hours at Walmart and at yard sales.

Augustine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Luther Baize, Harold Baize, and Charlie Baize; and sister, Dola Vance.

Augustine is survived by her three children, Robert (Kay) Phelps, of Castle Dale, Utah, Eddie Phelps, of Horse Branch, and Vickie (David) Bradley, of Owensboro, Kentucky; brothers, John Henry Baize, Rogie (Sonja) Baize and Gerald (Valerie) Baize; sisters, Beulah Dean Baker, Carolyn (James) Havens, and Mary Lou Hines; her long time companion, Johnny Napier; and five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Horse Branch Christian Church and taken to her final resting place at Ezell Cemetery in Horse Branch. Friends may visit with Augustine’s family from 12 p.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

Online condolences may be left for the family of Augustine Baize Napier at

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