Obituary Archives

2014A

Following is a list of obituaries that have appeared in The Harrodsburg Herald - January-June 2014. You can search for names by going to the Edit menu - select find - check "match case" - type in the last name of your query in all CAPITAL letters. Use your BACK button to return to the obituary page. Be patient - this is a long file.

 

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More and more, funeral homes out of town are less and less sending obituary information to the local papers, hence… more obits include a note at the bottom that the obit was not included in the issue of the Herald. These obits were taken from other area newspapers and area funeral homes.


 

LEO BAILEY

Leo Condit Bailey, 74, husband of Shirley McRay Bailey, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at his residence.

Born May 2, 1939 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Jordan and Cassie Lee Story Powell Bailey. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, was a retired platinum smith for Corning, Inc., enjoyed walking, doing outside work, visiting with his neighbors and always being there for his children, grandchildren, and family. He was a Christian and is now with his Lord.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include, three daughters, Storrie Thompson and Stacie Bailey, both of Harrodsburg and Cassie Bailey of California; one son Jerry Dismuke of Danville; two brothers, Curtis Bailey of Burgin and Ronnie Bailey of Mercer County; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Bailey and one sister, Lorretta Bailey Selby.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donations are suggested to Southside Christian Church Building Fund, 1950 Danville Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

PAID OBIT

(HH Thu Jan 2, 2013)

 

SANDRA BAKER

Mrs. Sandra Gail Benge Baker, age 50, of Holy Cross Road, Loretto, passed away at 10:50 p.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

She was born on March 27, 1963 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Marvin and Ethel Denney Benge.

She was a 1981 graduate of Lincoln County High School, a homemaker and a member of the New Birth Mission at Loretto.

Preceding her in death was a daughter, Kristen Duff and a grandson, Jaxx Leffew.

Survivors include: her husband, Brian Baker; four daughters, Alana Gatliff of Danville, Whitney Hitchner (Samuel) of Junction City, Melissa Baker (Bobby) of Harrodsburg and Kimberly Leffew (Travis) of Moreland; 13 grandchildren; a step-son, Zachary Baker of Lexington; two step-daughters, Kelly Lunsford (Joshua) and Kara Lunsford (Darrell) of Willisburg; a sister, Debbie Wilburn (Dan) of Stanford and a brother, Greg Benge of Junction City.

Funeral services wereill held t at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 28, at the New Birth Mission with Rev. Larry Baker, the church pastor, officiating. Burial wasill be in the Baker Family Cemetery at Willisburg.

Serving as pallbearers will were Bobby Baker, Travis Leffew, Jeremiah Brannan, Brian Moore, Brandon Lunsford and Joshua Lunsford.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(Note: This obituary was not included in the January 2, 2013 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARY CROSSFIELD

Mary Frances Jackson Crossfield, 86, of Harrodsburg, widow of Charles Crossfield, died Wednesday Dec. 25, 2013 in Harrodsburg.

Born Feb. 13, 1927, in Winchester, she was the daughter of the late Lossie and Christine Marshall Jackson. She was a retired Seamstress for Mercer Dress, had worked at Old Fort Harrod State Park and was a member of 4-H as  a leader at McAfee, Ebenezer Homemakers, Harrodstown Choirs, Salvisa Concerned Citizens, Lady’s Circle at Ebenezer and the Mercer Co. Homemaker Choir.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Murray of Salvisa and Kathy (David) Sexton of Harrodsburg; one sister, Edith Snedicor of Loveland, OH; one daughter-in-law, Lela Crossfield; nine grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Francis Crossfield and a grandson, Jonathan Lee Murray.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 28 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Kesel officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Salvisa.

Pallbearers were Jim Murray, Shannon Murray, Todd Crossfield, Scott Crossfield, Jason Sexton, David Sexton and Eric Harley. Honorary pallbearers were  Dalton Hendren, Jim Dunn, Hughes Jones, Dennis Gordon and Mike McRae.

Donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 801 S. Limestone, Suite E, Lexington, KY 40508-4048 or the Ebenezer Cemetery Fund.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 2, 2013)

 

BONNIE HALCOMB

Mrs. Bonnie J. Halcomb, 82, of Harrodsburg, and formerly of Brodhead, passed away Saturday December 21, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Halcomb was born on August 24, 1931 in Brodhead, a daughter of the late Hobert and May Benge Brown. 

She had worked at Palm Beach Company for 30 years in Danville, and as a cook at the former Sowder Nursing Home in Brodhead for over 10 years.  She enjoyed cooking and her grandchildren, and was a member of the Brodhead Baptist Church.

Mrs. Halcomb is survived by: her sons, Michael David Halcomb and Paul Dean (Tanya) Halcomb, both of Harrodsburg;  three grandchildren, Kevin Grant Halcomb, Dakota Paul Halcomb and Kasey James Halcomb; two great-grandchildren, Jared Halcomb, Charles Halcomb  and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Halcomb was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Halcomb, and four brothers, Bernie, David “Dodie”, Teddy and Eddie Brown.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie J. Halcomb were conducted Tuesday December 24, 2013 at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bro. Tony Shelton officiating. Burial followed in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Condolences to the family may be made at her online registry at marvineowensfuneralhome.com.

(Note: This obituary was not included in the January 2, 2013 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

SANDRA LUNSFORD

Sandra Faye Lunsford, 56, of Nicholasville, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Cambridge Place Nursing Home.

She was born May 29, 1957 in Dayton, OH to the late Paul and Doris Roberts Madden.

Survivors include: her loving fiancé, Wayne Goins; three sons, Robert (Irita) Madden of Winchester, Douglas Wendell (Shannon) Bump of Frankfort, Mickey Goins of Indiana; one daughter, Crystal (Todd) Bugg of Harrodsburg; nine brothers; four sisters; seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, at Kerr Brothers – Main St., Lexington.

Pallbearers were Wayne, David, Danny and Chase Madden, Hershel Short, and Todd Bugg.

(Note: This obituary was not included in the January 2, 2013 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LILLIE MASSIE

Lillie Jane Montgomery Massie, 75, wife of Russell Massie, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Eliza Jane Burchett Montgomery. She was a homemaker and attended the Glensboro Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to her husband include two daughters, Debbie Zarate-Martinez of Harrodsburg and Diana Knox of Lawrenceburg, one son, Tony (Daphne) Massie of Harrodsburg, 11 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Russell Elijah “Rusty” Massie, a daughter Mary Jane Massie, one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 27 at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Corn officiating. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Donations are suggested to the American Heart Association.

(HH Thu Jan 2, 2013)

 

CHRISTINE MONTGOMERY

Christine Lee Montgomery, 90, of Harrodsburg, widow of Harold Montgomery, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at the Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

Born Oct. 13,1923, in Harrodsburg, to the late Lloyd L. and Mabel Lester Horn. She was a co-owner and operator of Monty’s Market in Harrodsburg.

Survivors include a daughter, Amy (Jim) Neal, of Harrodsburg; a son, Marty (Ketrina) Montgomery, of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Short, a great-grandchild, Ella Marie Montgomery and three brothers, Billy, Connie and Harold J. Horn.

Funeral service were Monday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wayne Spivey officiating. Burial followed in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Monty Short, Shannon Becknell, Lee Montgomery, Wendy Cundiff, Brooke Armstrong, Paige Neal, Bryan Horn and Chris Caton.

Donations are suggested to: Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or Gideon International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 2, 2013)

 

FREDDIE MITCHELL

Freddie Lane Mitchell, 49, Danville, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2013.

Born Oct. 5, 1964 in Marion Co., he was the son of the late Wilbert and Nancy (Hill) Mitchell. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include, one brother, Steven (Frada) Mitchell of Columbia and a companion, Joseph Wayne Perry of Danville.

Funeral service were Monday, Dec. 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Charles Perry officiating. Visitation was Monday from 5-7 p.m..

Donations are suggested to assist the family with final expenses.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 2, 2013)

 

WALTER TAYLOR

Walter T. Taylor, 77, widower of Roberta Edelen Taylor, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Extended Care Unit at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born July 10, 1936 in Talmage, he was the son of the late Tim and Russie VanDyke Taylor Sr.  He was a former City of Harrodsburg water department employee and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Harris and Maitha Meaux of Harrodsburg; one brother, Tim Taylor Jr. of Montgomery, Ala. and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harvey Taylor and two sisters, Adelene and Clarene Taylor.

Graveside services were Saturday, Dec. 28 at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Sims Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu Jan 2, 2013)

 

MILITARY RITES

American Legion Post #52, VFW Post #6935, conducted military rites for Carl Hazelwood at Kirkwood Cemetery Dec. 23, 2013.

Those attending were Curtis Sherrow, Floyd Shirlley, Earl Sherrow, Buddy Howells, Jack Mattingly and Joe Harlow. David Best served as bugler.

Army representatives from NOSC Louisville were AM2 Jeff Pearce and Lt. Sherman

(HH Thu Jan 2, 2013)

 

MARILYN CHEATHAM

Marilyn Lynn Cheatham, 63, of Harrodsburg, wife of Hobert Cheatham, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at her residence.

Born Sept. 30, 1950 in Harrodsburg, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Ezra Harrison and Lillis Bea Corn Phillips. She was a member of The Carpenter’s Christian Church and was retired from His Kids Daycare.

Survivors in addition to her husband include one son, Kelby (Andrea) Cheatham of New York; one daughter Tanya Lynn (Kenny) Hensley of Harrodsburg; one sister, Glenda (Bruce) Noel of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 6 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Greg Warren officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Delmer Warren, Bobby Holiday, Danny Holiday, Ralph Phillips, John Sutton, Billy Montgomery, Richard Howard and Donnie Corn.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

BETTY HAMLIN

Betty Rae Roberts Hamlin, 84, widow of Ralston L. Hamlin, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Born in Richmond, she was the daughter of the late Henley and Lucy Roberts. She was a member of Gardenside Christian Church and retired from VR Wesson.

Survivors include three step-daughters, Felicia (Bobby) Meadows of Harrodsburg, Patricia (Richard) Smith of Debary, Fla. and Vanessa (Mike) Fasses of Longwood, Fla.; two nieces and numerous grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 5 at Milward Funeral Home on Southland Drive in Lexington. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

C. H. ISHAM

C. H. Isham, 81, of Harrodsburg, husband of Barbara Jane Parson Isham died Thursday, Jan. 2 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 20, 1932, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Charles and Leora Isham. He was a retired Hallmack supervisor and retired maintenance employee at UK medical Center , a Korean War Army veteran, a member of the Hedgeville Baptist Church, a KY Colonel and a KY Admiral.

Survivors in addition to his wife include two brothers, Charles R. Isham and Robert Lee Isham, both of Harrodsburg; three brothers-in-law, Marvin Lewis, Robert “Bobby” Parson, and Darrell Dickerson, all of Harrodsburg, one aunt and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Hollis Dewayne Isham.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 5 at Hedgeville Baptist Church in Danville with Travis Farris, Larry Camic and Tony Hunt officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Larry Richards, Billy Nevius, Danny Carter, Tony Hunt, Joe McClellan and Earnest Fields. Honorary pallbearers were nephews, the Hedgeville Hill Toppers Sunday School Class, Morning ROC Walkers, DQ Monday Night Bunch and deacons of Hedgeville Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hedgeville Baptist Church, PO Box 626, Danville, KY 40423

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

LULA JENKINS

Lula "Deanie" Francis Jenkins, 74, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Meadowview Health & Rehab in Louisville.

Born in Lancaster May 7, 1939 to the late Alford G. and Ethel Alford Brafford, she was the widow of the late Buford Jenkins, and she was a farmer for most of her life.

Survivors include two sons: Barry Minton of Louisville, and Joseph Minton of Jeffersonville, IN;one daughter, Kim Baugh of Harrodsburg; three brothers, Theodore Brafford of Otisco, IN, James Brafford (Linda) of Marysville, IN, and Danny Brafford (Jean) of Charlestown, IN; two sisters, Virginia Jackson and Geneva Scruggs both of Charlestown, IN; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A one day service was scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel (Stanford), with Rev. Derek Baker officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 9, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RUTH JOHNS

Ruth Shannon Reynolds Johns, 92, widow of Fred Johns, peacefully went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, January 5th, 2014, at the VA hospital, Lexington.

Mrs. Johns is a native of Jessamine County born August 1st 1921 to the late Lindsey and Katherine Mulchy Reynolds.

She is an United States Army veteran having served in the Woman’s Army Corp (WACS) in World War II.

She is survived by: three children, Eva (Dana) Marsee, Nicholasville; Fredda (Ron) Jacobs, Harrodsburg; Bart (Gina) Johns, Nicholasville. Additional survivors are 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, one brother Wayne (Helen) Johns. Lawrenceburg, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lindsey and Katherine Mulchy Reynolds, a son, Shannon Johns and daughters, Karen Gay Kelly and Katherine (Kitty) Thompson as well as eight siblings.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday January 10, at the Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville, with Pastor Wayne Johns officiating.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Private burial will be in the Cobb Family Cemetery.

Honored to serve her as pallbearers, will be, Adam Watts, William Daugherty, Erin Thompson, Matthew Lee, Malcolm Miracle and Jerome Peel.

Please sign the Ruth Johns Online Guestbook at www.hagerandcundifffunerals.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 9, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LYNDA LOWE

Lynda Faye Lowe, 64, of Harrodsburg, wife of Jeffrey C. Lowe, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at her residence.

Born Jan. 21, 1949 in Wilmore, she was the daughter of the late Ray Arthur and Juanita Matthews Maloney. She formerly owned and operated Sew Amazing, worked for the Skyline  and was a member of Harrodsburg Community Church.

Survivors in addition to her husband include three daughters, Kerri Coulter of Lexington, Olivia and Amber Lowe of Burgin; one son, Christopher (Charity) Coulter of Lexington; three brothers, Arthur (Robin) Maloney of Versailles, Harry Maloney of Lexington and George (Sandy) Maloney of Frankfort;  mother-in-law Lilla Lowe of Platte City, Mo.; sister-in-law Cathy Lowe of Lexington; brother-in-law Grant Lowe of Platte City, Mo.  and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Austin Coulter.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 2 at Harrodsburg Community Church with Terry Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers were George Smith, David Settle, Rick Lee, Shawn and Alex Maloney, and Steve Hysell.

Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105, Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423 or  to the Pregnancy Resource Center, 475 W. Main St., Ste. 106, Danville, KY 40422.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

FERRELL SETTLES

Ferrell Connor Settles, two-month-old son of Zachary Settles and Ashley Coulter of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at  James B. Haggin Memorial Hosptial.

He was born on Oct. 26, 2013 in Danville.

Survivors in addition to his parents include one brother, James Mason Coulter of Harrodsburg; five grandparents, Lana and Marvin Stillwell of Willisburg, Mike and Betty Coulter of Springfield, and Denise Settles of Harrodsburg; four great-grandparents, Lynda Wohner of Springfield, David and Debbie Coulter of Willisburg, and Patricia Settles of Harrodsburg and  two great-great-grandmothers, Violet Warner and Martha Settles, both of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2 at Carey & Son Funeral Home with the Reverend Danny Haynes officiating. Burial was in the Peter Cemetery in Mackville. 

Pallbearers were Shawn Benningfield and Eric Muller.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

BETTY SIMS

Betty Jean Phillips Sims, 81, Frankfort, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late H. C. Sims.

She was born in Mercer County to the late Francis William and Pearl Phillips.

She is a 1951 graduate of Frankfort High School and retired from Department of Purchasing at the KY State Government.

She is survived by: a daughter, Debbye (Tom) Kordich, Frankfort; half-sister, Libby Simmons, Junction City; sister, Alene Estep, Frankfort; grandchildren, Ashley (James) Cline, Erika Bradshaw, Demetrius (Amy) Bradshaw, and Brandon Bradshaw; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Including her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a half-brother, Michael Francis Phillips.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bryan Proctor officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Leukemia Society of America, 710 West Main Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40202-2690.

Casketbearers were Brandon Bradshaw, Patrick Chaney, Demetrius Bradshaw, Nathaniel Broomall, Tom Kordich, and Michael Aldridge.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 9, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ELIZABETH SMITH

Elizabeth Smith, 91, of Harrodsburg, widow of Granville Russell Smith, died Wednesday, Jan. 1 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 13, 1922 in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Virgie Hellerd Snow. She was a homemaker and a member of Bohon Christian Church.

Survivors include, three sons, Russell Gene (Martha) Smith of Lawrenceburg, Marshall “Sonny” (Lura) Smith of Harrodsburg and James Douglas (Jimmy) Smith of Hustonville; one daughter, Carolyn Sue (Jerry Allen) Masters of Mackville; one sister, Rosie Morland and one half-sister, Betty Ann Pascal, both of Frankfort; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee “Bobby” Smith.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Barry Harmon officiating. Burial  was in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Warren Jackson, Miles Jackson, Chris Searcy, Shawn Coffman, Harold Driscoll and Marshall Watts.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

ALICE STRATTON

Alice Lynn Nowlin Stratton, 55, wife of Jerry Bruce Stratton, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Born Aug. 16, 1958 in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of Edith Pearl Jenkins Nowlin of Harrodsburg and the late Theodore Earl Nowlin.

Survivors in addition to her husband and mother include four sons, Chip Hartman, Jonathan Rosel, Anthony Rosel Jr. all of Harrodsburg and Benjamin Lynn Rosel of Danville; one daughter, Anna Lee Rosel Manasco of Louisville; five brothers, Desi Nowlin, Les Nowlin, Glenn “Gene” Nowlin and Steve Nowlin, all of Harrodsburg, and Michael Nowlin of Danville; three sisters, Debra Dearing, Kim Matherly and Charlotte Harmon, all of Harrodsburg; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Todd Burton officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

TERRY WATTS

Terry Kevin Watts, 50, of Harrodsburg, widower of Beverly Dearing Watts, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 in Harrodsburg.

Born Nov. 19, 1963, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Elgin Wayne and Virginia L. Watts. He was a former factory worker.

Survivors include a daughter, Nikkie (Travis) Borrinin; two sisters, Ruth (Charlie) Oglesbee of Paris and Glenda (Jerry) Coleman of Harrodsburg; two brothers, John (Polly) Watts of Harrodsburg and Roy (Darlene) Watts of Salvisa; ; one sister-in-law, Linda Watts; one brother-in-law, Randall Settles; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Connie and Bruce Watts, and one sister, Charlotte Settles.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4 at Ransdell Funeral Home with John W. Watts officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mark Watts, James Watts, Marty Chesser, Rodney Settles, Chris Watts and Jeff Watts.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

CONNIE VANDYKE

Connie Taylor VanDyke, of Harrodsburg, 83, went home to sit beside Jesus on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at St Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Connie was born August 21, 1930 in Harrodsburg. She was the daughter of the late Melinda Bacon Taylor VanDyke and Sherman VanDyke Sr., also Dudley Brown.

Connie was a graduate of West Side School, then later graduated from West Kentucky Vocational Training School in Paducah. She obtained a degree in cosmetology and horticulture. Connie was a long-time hair stylist and a Corning Glass, Inc. retiree. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling with Ruby Dunn and the Mercer County Senior Citizens, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Connie is survived by two children, Pamela Hawkins Parks (Randall Claunch) of Harrodsburg and Lexington and Anthony “Tony” Dewayne VanDyke (Jennifer Lane) of Nicholasville; two sisters, Mary Wiley Bedinger (Jerry) and Frances Walker (George); two grandchildren,  James “Jay” Franklin Parks II and Coo-Ee JaTachai “Toi” Parks and two great-grandchildren, Justus Jon Monroe Wertzler and Aziah Philip Overstreet.

Connie had a special place in her heart for her “special grands,” Terry Yeast (Tiffany), Jai’Esha Parks, Kristen Elkins, Ashley Jordan and Amy Lane; her “special great-grands,” Trinity Divine, Timberlynn Diamond and Teigh D’Imani Yeast; Eniyah Parks and Camren Elkins;  Kelsi Noe; Bricen Camps and Blake Wells; Allie and Adyson Lane and also her host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lorraine VanDyke Cross (Jimmy); and a brother, Sherman E. VanDyke Jr. (Marlene).

PAID OBIT

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

On behalf of the family of the late Connie Taylor VanDyke, we wish to thank everyone for all the thoughts, prayers, cards, texts, telephone calls, food, flowers and gifts.

From our whole heart, here are a few simple words of special thanks to all of you, who are too numerous to call by name, you know who you are.

 

A Few Simple Words

A few simple words,

I’m so anxious to say.

Thank you so much,

you’ve just made my day.

Thank you again,

I’ll gladly repeat.

What you have done,

is tremendously sweet.

I hope in the future,

I may somehow repay.

And provide you with joy,

without pause or delay.

Thank you so much,

you’ve just made my day.

These few simple words,

from my heart, I convey.

 

We wish to thank Connie’s special helpers, Walter Hamilton, Crystal Hamilton, Drs. Michael Giles and Melissa Sims and their medical staffs. Special thanks goes to St. Peter AME Church and officiating pastor Ralph Smith and the Reverend Bobby Harris for music, as well as ushers and kitchen help. We appreciate the help of our Active Soldiers, JD Claunch, John T. Mays, Tom Porter, Steve Smith, James Parks Sr. and Cecil Smith, and we don’t wish to forget our Honorary Soldiers, Fred Bottoms, Andy and John Harris, George Hudson, Bennie Yates, James Bryant, Billy Parks, and David Taylor, who was with us in spirit.

Also, special thanks to the Rev. Kelvin Robinson of Bethel Boneyville AME Church for the eulogy and the Revs. Terry Dunn of Little Vine Baptist Church, Barry Bowman of St. Paul Predestinarian Baptist Church, Johnny Cunnigham of First Baptist Church of Berea and Donald Wayne Smith of Gospel Word Missionary Church for their prayers and scripture readings, and to Beth (Harris) Jackson, Brian and Terry Dunn, Gail Napier, Patty Johnson and Ramona Jones, Robert, Andy and John Harris, Cory Smith, Larry Griffin and Kenneth Jones for their songs of celebration.

Thanks again to Smith and Jackson Funeral Home, Cinnamon’s Flowers and Gifts in Lawrenceburg, Dunns Caterin and family, and Bob Gee of White Wings of Love Dove Release for a perfect conclusion to our ceremony.

We are forever thankful to Etta Buster and Diane Mayes as well for the many vital tasks  they have taken on since Mother’s passing. Thanks also to Jennifer Parks for her help with all our preparations. If we’ve left out anyone involved, please charge it to our heads and not our hearts. May God bless each and every one of you today and forevermore. Wishing you all good health, peace, love and joy in this new year.

Sincerely,

Pam Hawkins Parks, Tony VanDyke, Toi and Jay Parks

PAID

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

GEORGE BARTLETT

George Porter Bartlett, 64, husband of Rhonda Hunter Bartlett, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at his residence.

Born May 16, 1949 in Lexington, KY, he was the son of the late John Porter and Mary Estelle Aldridge Bartlett.

He worked at Brock-McVey for over 25 years and attended Southland Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by; a son, Jeremy (Mallory) Bartlett of Nicholasville; a daughter, Amanda Toole of Harrodsburg; a brother, Leo Bartlett of Lexington; a sister Mary Alice Bartlett of Louisville; and five grandchildren, Tyler, Elizabeth, Jamie, Jacob, and Jeremy Jr.

He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Leon Bartlett.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, January 9, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home – Harrodsburg Rd. by Mr. Chris Hahn.

Visitation will be prior to the service on Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m.

Contribution are suggested to the Bob Brown House, 507 Rogers Rd., Lexington, KY 40505 or bobbrownhouse.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald))

 

CHRISTINA BRYAN

Christina Bryan, 40, of Danville, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at home.

She was born in Phoenix, AZ to Joyce Bryan and the late Larry Bryan.

Survivors include: one son, Austin Vest of Danville; four sisters, Marjorie Shangraw of Danville, Jo Ann McCoy (Mike) of Harrodsburg, Janice Spears (Freddie) of Perryville, and Patsy Harris (David) of Harrodsburg; one brother, Jeffery Rawlings (Ann) of Harrodsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Bryan, and one sister, Robin Bryan.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Spurlin Funeral Home (Stanford) is in charge of the arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald))

 

JOYCE CARLTON

Joyce Yeager Carlton, 76, of Lawrenceburg, died Sunday, January 12, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Ms. Carlton was born in Mercer County to the late Orbrey and Virginia Lay Yeager.

She worked at Hampton Inn in Frankfort and retired from KY State Government. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Alton Ruritan Club.

She is survived by: a daughter, Kimberly Raye (Ewell "Sonny") Carpenter, Versailles; brother, Garnie Yeager, Lawrenceburg; grandchildren, Chase F. Carpenter and Hannah L. Carpenter, both of Versailles.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Yeager.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Dr. Robert F. Ehr and Bro. John D. Lay officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Mercer County.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald))

 

JERRY CATON

Jerry Bruce Caton, 66, of Harrodsburg, husband of Frances Green Caton, died Monday at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born October 27, 1947, in Mercer County, KY, he was the son of the late Carroll and Katherine (Trayner) Caton. He was a retired IBM Department Head and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and Deacon.  He was a coach and volunteer for Mercer County Little League Baseball for 26 years and was a coach for Mercer Youth Basketball for a number of years.  Jerry was also a former Gideon and had been active in the UK 101 Club for several years.

Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Chris (Cathy) Caton and Nick (Kelly) Caton, both of Harrodsburg; one brother, Don Billy (Delores) Caton, Harrodsburg; four grandchildren, Alex, Gracie, Aaron, and Seth Caton all of Harrodsburg and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by a son, Robert Todd Caton.

Pallbearers will be Terry Young, Mike Matherly, Eddie Young, Bob Coulter, Larry Lance, Larry Camic and Jere Vaught.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Harrodsburg Baptist Church by Wayne Spivey. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.

Visitation 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and after noon on Thursday at the Harrodsburg Baptist church.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to the Jerry Caton Memorial Fan Comfort Zone, Anderson-Dean Baseball Complex.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

PAID

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

DONALD GRAHAM

Donald Lee Graham, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Franklin-Simpson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Franklin.

Born Nov. 10, 1930, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Carl Graham and Floyd J. and Beulah C. Devine Readnower.

Donald was a self-employed mechanic. He was a member of the Naval Reserves and a Baptist.

Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Phillips of Clermont, Fla.; two sons, Matthew Graham and Ben Graham, both of Clermont, Fla.; two brothers, Daniel Boone (Linda) Readnower of Mercer County and David Wayne (Wanda) Readnower of Franklin; two sisters, Gladys Turner of Lynden and Pat Whalen of Louisville; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Graham; two sisters, Elizabeth Phillips and Helen Jane Graham; and a sister-in-law, Lynda C. Readnower.

Funeral services were   Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with David Readnower officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lee Readnower, Lynn Russell, Tyler Readnower, Matthew Readnower, Lynn Readnower and Lucas Readnower.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Baptist Association, 315 N. Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

MARY GUY

Mary Latricia Guy, 65, wife of Glen Guy, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Stanford.

Born August 28, 1948 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Orvin Lee and Lavinia Gulley Robinson. 

She was retired from Modine.

Survivors in addition to her husband include one daughter, Michelle P. (Marty) Pittman of Stanford; one son, Lawrence E. “Larry” (Danielle) Proctor II of Harrodsburg; one stepdaughter, Cathy Jo Lowe of Nicholasville; four sisters, Margaret Osborne of Harrodsburg, Martha “Sue” Scarbrough of Lawrenceburg, Va., Hope Robinson and Judy K. Kinkead, both of Harrodsburg; one brother, William O. “Mick” Robinson of Harrodsburg and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Greta Carmickle and two brothers, Leon Robinson and Robert H. Robinson.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Darrell Hahn officiating.  Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Will Kinkead, Tyler Snow, Danny Lee Robinson, Tony Robinson, Travis Scarbrough, Adam Steele, Adam Carmickle and Aaron Carmickle. Honorary pallbearers will be L.D. Nickles, Luke Steele, Andrew Garrison, Doug Garrison and Keegan Freeman.

Visitation is from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 7:00 a.m. until the hour of the service on Thursday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

LAWRENCE LAY JR.

Lawrence R. Lay Jr., 89, husband of Eva Ashford Lay of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. 

Born Oct. 3, 1924 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Iris Watts Lay.  

He served in the U. S. Army during WWII, was a retired farmer and a worker at Shaker Village for 23 years. He was also a partner in the Mayes and Sims Implement Company for several years.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one daughter, Diane (Danny) Carter; one son, James Edward (Robin) Lay; one sister, Imogene Gordon; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence (Larry) R. Lay III.

Pallbearers will be: Bruce Ashford, Jimmy H. Ashford, Tommy Ashford, Ralph Phillips, Sammy Carr and Roger Pratt.  Honorary bearer: Ronald Ashford.

Funeral services will be today, Thursday Jan. 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Wayne Spivey officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Harrodsburg Baptist Church or Thompson-Hood Veteran’s Center, 100 Veteran Dr., Wilmore, KY 40390.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

ROSA MCKNIGHT

Rosa L. McKnight, 73, widow of James A. “Jimmy” McKnight died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. 

Born Nov. 15, 1940, in Perryville, she was the daughter of the late S. Harvey and Elizabeth Ruth Mills Ramsey. 

She was a former Financial Aid Advisor for Kentucky College of Business and a member of the Bybee United Methodist Church and New Vision Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Todd Gray; one stepson,  Daniel McKnight; one stepdaughter,  Rebecca McKight; one brother,  Buz Ramsey; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by one son,  Charles “Chuck” Todd.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 13 at the New Vision Pentecostal Church with the Reverend Ricky Winkler, the Reverend Lynn Young, the Reverend Arthur Ray and the Reverend Allene Coon officiating.  Burial was in Flatwoods Christian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Tapley, Michael Carman, Daniel McKnight, Elbert “Knubby” Jones, Joe David Turner and Jamie Walling. Honorary pallbearers were Buz Ramsey, Myrtle Carman, Billy Wall, Jonathan Land, Donna Tapley, Margaret Drake, Eric Tankersly, Greg Coble, Dr. George M. Pittman, Roxann Milby, Wilma Young and Jordan Hall.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Madison County Right to Life, WLJC T.V. and New Vision Pentecostal Church.

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

BARBARA JENKINS

Barbara Jenkins, 74, wife of Dean Jenkins, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 

Born June 21, 1939 in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late George Hubert and Beulah Wayne Glasscock. 

She was a homemaker and a member of the Perryville Christian Church.

Survivors in addition to her husband include one son, Eddie (Tammy) Jenkins of Burgin; one daughter, Cindy (Darrell) Claunch of Burgin; one brother, Jimmy (Judy) Glasscock of Perryville; three sisters, GeeGee (Claude) Perkins of Harrodsburg, Kathy (Alford) VanArsdall of Harrodsburg and Joann (Tad) Kite of Lancaster; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one brother, J.B. Glasscock and one sister, Shirley Glasscock.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 11 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Lester Tirey officiating. Burial was in Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Jerry Carney, Chris Edwards, Jimmy W. Glasscock, David Collins, Justin Jenkins, Trenton Claunch and Mark VanArsdall.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718 and Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423.

Expressions of sympathy  may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

MINNIE ROBINSON

Minnie Faye Patterson Robinson, 79, Lawrenceburg, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at her residence.

She was the wife of the late James Allen Robinson.

She was born in Mercer County to the late George Henry and Nancy Belle Hart Patterson. She retired from Texas Instruments.

She is survived by: a son, Ronnie (Anna) Robinson; a daughter, Regina "GiGi" Newman, both of Lawrenceburg; sister, Dorothy (Junior) Carey, Harrodsburg; five grandchildren, Jamie Newman, Irvine, Keshia Robinson, Henderson, Justin Robinson, Mickey Robinson, and Caroline Robinson, all of Lawrenceburg; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Mike and Ricky Robinson; daughter, Diana Lynn Dickerson; and sister, Bertie Rose.

Funeral services are will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Kenny Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday 5-8 p.m.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald))

 

SARAH SAMPSON

Sarah Sampson, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at  Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Sept. 13, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ernest L. and Eva Ella Brown Sampson. 

She was a retired secretary for Fort Knox and a member of the Walnut Steet Baptist Church in Louisville.

Survivors include one sister, Imogene Rehkopf of Seattle, Wash.; several nieces and nephews and a great-nephew.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Harley Humfleet officiating. 

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation Friday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Animal Shelter.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

MORRIS TYREE

Morris Allen Tyree, 76, of Harrodsburg, husband of Edith Brumback Tyree, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014,  at the UK Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 19, 1937, in Willisburg, he was the son of the late William Vance and Dora Mae Hatchett Tyree. 

He was a retired home improvement contractor.

Survivors in addition to his wife include  three daughters, Charlene Conley of Nicholasville, Angelia Souvenier and Faye Sellars of Harrodsburg; four sons, Denny Tyree of Weston, Ohio and Tony Allen, Randy  and Rodney Tyree of Harrodsburg;  three sisters, Faye Cottingham of Lexington, Linda Leach of Richmond and Judy Ray of Covington;  twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert “Bobby Lee” Tyree.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 10 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John McDaniel officiating.  Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dennis Horton, Rodney Tyree, Jonathan Sellars, Mike Conley, Jason Soper, Shane Marshall and Tony Tyree.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family to assist with expenses.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

SPECIAL THANKS

On behalf of the family of the late Connie Taylor VanDyke, we wish to thank everyone  for all the thoughts, prayers, cards, texts, telephone calls, food,  flowers and gifts.

From our whole heart, here are a few simple words of special thanks to all of you, who are too numerous to call by name, you know who you are. 

 

A Few Simple Words       

A few simple words, 

I’m so anxious to say. 

Thank you so much, 

you’ve just made my day.

Thank you again, 

I’ll gladly repeat. 

What you have done, 

is tremendously sweet.

I hope in the future, 

I may somehow repay. 

And provide you with joy, 

without pause or delay.

Thank you so much, 

you’ve just made my day. 

These few simple words, 

from my heart, I convey.

We wish to thank Connie’s special helpers, Walter Hamilton, Crystal Bridget, Drs. Michael Giles and Melissa Sims and their medical staffs. Special thanks goes to St. Peter AME Church and officiating pastor Ralph Smith and the Reverend Bobby Harris for music, as well as ushers and kitchen help. We appreciate the help of our Active Soldiers, JD Claunch, John T. Mays, Tom Porter, Steve Smith, James Parks Sr. and Cecil Smith, and we don’t wish to forget our Honorary Soldiers, Fred Bottoms, Andy and John Harris, George Hudson, Bennie Yates, James Bryant, Billy Parks, and David Taylor, who was with us in spirit. 

Also, special thanks to the Rev. Kelvin Robinson of Bethel Boneyville AME Church for the eulogy and the Revs. Terry Dunn of Little Zion Baptist Church, Barry Bowman of St. Paul Predestinarian Baptist Church, Johnny Cunnigham of First Baptist Church of Berea and Donald Wayne Smith of Gospel Word Missionary Church for their prayers and scripture readings, and to Beth (Harris) Jackson; Brian and Terry Dunn; Gail Napier; Patty Johnson and Ramona Jones; Robert, Andy and John Harris; Cory Smith; Larry Griffin and Kenneth Jones for their songs of celebration.

Thanks again to Smith and Jackson Funeral Home, Cinnamon’s Flowers and Gifts in Lawrenceburg, Dunn’s Catering and family, and Bob Gee of White Wings of Love Dove Release for a perfect conclusion to our ceremony. 

We are forever thankful to Etta Buster and Diane Mayes as well for the many vital tasks  they have taken on since Mother’s passing. Thanks also to Jennifer Parks for her help with all our preparations. If we’ve left out anyone involved, please charge it to our heads and not our hearts. May God bless each and every one of you today and forevermore. Wishing you all good health, peace, love and joy in this new year. 

 

Sincerely,

Pam Hawkins Parks, Tony VanDyke, Toi and Jay Parks

 

PAID

 

HELEN DEMAREE

Helen R. Demaree, 87, Danville, widow of Clyde Demaree, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Dec. 26, 1926, in West Liberty, she was the daughter of the late James T. and Elizabeth Thomas.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty McAnly and several grandchildren.

Graveside services were  2:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Wounded Warriors.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2014)

 

PAUL ENDERLE

Paul H. Enderle, 84, of Danville, husband of Mary Jo  Bland Enderle, died Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Thomson Hood Veterans Center.

Born February 18, 1929 in Tioga, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Hazel Thomas Enderle.

He served during Korean war in the U. S. Navy and was a retired engineer with Corning Glass in Harrodsburg for 55 years. He was a member of the SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Karen (Wayne) VanSickle of Satellite Beach, FL; one son, Michael Enderle of Harrodsburg; a stepson, Timothy Buckner of Butler, MO; granddaughter, Sarah VanSickle of CA; step granddaughters, Ella and Olivia; and several nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth Enderle, and Richard Enderle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11 am at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Danville. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lexington, with military honors.

Pallbearers were members of the Knights Of Columbus

The family requests memorial donations be sent to SS. Peter & Paul Church Elevator Fund, 117 W. Main St., Danville, KY 40422.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 23, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

EMMA GRIFFIN

Emma Mae Griffin, 88, Harrodsburg, widow of George C. Griffin, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born June 3, 1925 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Taylor Morgan.

She was a house manager at Oak Hill Farm, Harrodsburg and a member of St. Peter AME Church in Harrodsburg.

Survivors include: two daughters, Yvonne (Kathy) Griffin, Chattanooga, TN and Sarah Griffin, Harrodsburg; two sons, William Griffin, Harrodsburg and Larry Griffin, Columbus, OH; one daughter-in-law, Myrtle Griffin, Harrodsburg; 12 grandchildren, Calvin Thomas Griffin, Emma Leigh Griffin, Laurie Ann Griffin, Neil Griffin, Ashley Griffin, Janae Bartleson, Ty Bartleson, Tony Mack, Kim Victoria, Corey Zelmer, Latemus Meaux, and Josh Allen; several cousins, Brenda Duplessis, Michael VanDyke, Jr., Michael VanDyke, Frances VanDyke, Jim Pittman, Diane Mayes, Anthony VanDyke, and Pam Parks plus several nieces, nephews, other cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sons, George, Gregory and Charles Griffin.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Sims Funeral Services by Bro. Ralph Smith and Elder J. D. Short III.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Peter AME Church, 225 West Lexington St. Harrodsburg or Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass, 1300 Sports Center Drive, Lexington, KY 40502.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 23, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

CELIA HOPSON

Celia Moore Hopson, 87, of Cadiz, widow of Winthrop H. Hopson II, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz.

She was the daughter of the late Bacon Rochester Moore II and Eula Conley Moore.

She was a retired educator in the Trigg County school system and a deacon at Cadiz Christian Church.

Survivors include one son, W. Howell (Geneva Parris) Hopson III of Cadiz; one brother, Dr. Bacon (Paula) Moore of Harrodsburg; one sister, Nan Oldham of Washington D.C.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law, W. J. & Mary Nell Hopson.

Funeral services were at Cadiz Christian Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 with Dr. Tom Martin officiating. Burial was at East End Cemetery in Cadiz.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Cadiz Christian Church, P.O. Box 1960, Cadiz, KY 42211 or the Randolph-Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005-5505.

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2014)

 

BELLE LITTLE

Belle Little, 92 of Harrodsburg, widow of Eugene William Stevens and Clyde Little, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.

Born Dec. 5, 1921 in Big Stone Gap, Va., she was the daughter of the late Isaiah Fuller and Ether Whitt Burke.

She was a retired secretary for Inland Steel Company and a member of the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church where she had served as an Elder.

Survivors include one daughter, Carole (Dr. George) Noe of Harrodsburg; one son, David B. Stevens of Louisville; one brother, I. F. Burke of Lexington; three stepsons, Francis (Jeanette) Little of Nicholasville, Paul (Linda) Little of Clarksville, Tenn. and Johnathan (Arden) Little of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; two grandsons and several nieces and stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church with Bert Eyster officiating. Burial was in the Powell Valley Memorial Garden in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Pallbearers were Elders of Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2014)

 

BEATRICE TAYLOR

Beatrice Taylor, 92, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday at her residence.

Born Oct. 4, 1921, in Mackville, she was the daughter of the late R. D. and Ethel Harmon Bottom.

She was a retired line operator for Corning Glass and was a member of the Bruner’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Bottoms of Harrodsburg and Jean Casey of Lexington; three brothers, Billy Bottom of Lawrenceburg, Arthur Bottom of Mackville and Ernest Bottom of Mackville; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Donald Bottom, Doris Perkins, Opal Settles and Ada Rena Elliott; three sons, Harold Wayne, Carl Dudley and Jimmy Leon Taylor and one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Ryan.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Nelson Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wes Simpson, Robert Thomas Dean IV, Donald Bottom, Dale Taylor, Chris Byrd and Kenny Robinson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Carpenter’s Christian Church, 1340 U.S. 127 Bypass, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2014)

 

MARVIN THOMPSON

Marvin Gerald Thompson, 69, of Lawrenceburg passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Lawrenceburg.

He is the son of the late Melvin "Red" and Anna Mae Murphy Thompson.

He was a graduate of Anderson County High School and a former employee of the A&P Grocery in Lawrenceburg and IBM.

Survivors include: a sister, Bonnie Hood (Roger) of Versailles; a brother, Bruce Thompson (Connie) of Salvisa; a niece, Jenny Hood; two nephews, Justin Hood and Chris Thompson; and a great-nephew Jeremie Brooks.

Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 20, at Sand Spring Cemetery. Bro. Jack Smith will officiate. There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 23, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

TONI WELLS

Toni Moberly Wells, 75, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at Lexington Country Place.

She is a native of Richmond, and daughter of the late William and Mae Renfro Moberly.

Toni was a former co-owner of The Animal Clinic in Lawrenceburg, former office manager of Kentucky Stone, and secretary to the plant manager at Kulman Electric in Versailles. She was a member of the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church where she served as organist for several years and former Sunday school teacher.

Toni is survived by: four children, Danny Wells (Dottie) of Salvisa, Lindsey Wells of Lawrenceburg, Charmayne Williams (Wayne) of Moncks Corner, SC, and Tara Le McGaughey (Steve) of Bowling Green, FL; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

Toni chose cremation.

A celebration of Toni's life will be held in the near future.

Arrangements by the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 23, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARGARET CURTSINGER

Margaret Curtsinger, 87, of Harrodsburg, widow of William Robert Curtsinger, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care.

Born May 13, 1926, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Hosclaw and Rosie Carr Baker.

She retired from the Fort Harrod gift shop at 80 years old, was a graduate of the Rose Hill High School, a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church and  the Democratic Women’s Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandy Curtsinger (Bruce) Harper of Harrodsburg; one brother, Bob Baker of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Barbara (Kermit) Logue and Frances Divine, both of Harrodsburg;  two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren and four great-stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Danny Curtsinger; one brother, Charles Baker and three sisters, Lettie Baker McCrosky, Mary Baker Caton and Estill Marie Baker.

Graveside funeral services are today, Thursday, Jan. 30, at Spring Hill Cemetery with Dr. Wayne Spivey officiating.

Visitation was 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

EMMA GRIFFIN

Emma Mae Griffin, 88, of Harrodsburg, widow of George C. Griffin, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born June 3, 1925, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Taylor Morgan.

She was a house manager at Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg and a member of St. Peter AME Church. 

Survivors include two daughters Yvonne (Kathy) Griffin of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Sarah Griffin of Harrodsburg; two sons, William Griffin of Harrodsburg and Larry Griffin of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters-in-law, Myrtle Griffin, Cynthia Griffin and Diane Griffin, all of Harrodsburg; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sons, George, Gregory and Charles Griffin.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 23 at Sims Funeral Services with Ralph Smith and Elder J. D. Short III officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Peter AME Church, 225 West Lexington St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass, 1300 Sports Center Drive, Lexington, KY 40502.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

ALICE GROSSMAN

Alice Morgan Grossman, 86, wife of Edmund W. “Bill” Grossman, died on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Olympia Fields, Ill.

Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William Dennis and Hula Wesley Morgan.

Survivors in addition to her husband include three children, Edmund William Grossman II, James Wesley (Carol Luzi)  Grossman and Matthew Morgan (Janet) Grossman; one sister, Ann Overstreet and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes Brill and two brothers-in-law, Russ Brill and Faye Overstreet.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Homer Hecht officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mckinneybrown.com.

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

EMILY LYONS

Emily Lucille Lyons, stillborn daughter of Herbert Eugene and Sarah Ball Lyons died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Survivors in addition to her parents include one sister, Kaytlyn Loren Lyons; one brother, James Landon Lyons; two grandmothers, Barbara Lyons and Clara Cinnamon; one grandfather, Ivan Ball Sr. and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one grandfather, Herbert Leroy Lyons and five great-grandparents.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with the Reverend Phil Yates officiating. Burial was in Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

HAROLD MULL JR.

Harold Philip Mull Jr. 66, widower of Diana L. Mull, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

Born Feb. 6, 1947, he was the son of the late Harold Philip Sr. and Norma Mae Chance Mull.

He was a retired Suffolk County, New York police officer, a member of the Living Waters Pentecostal Church and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Survivors include one daughter,  Kimberly “Kimmy” (Ben Haines) Mull of Frankfort; two sisters, Pamela Daggett of Apple Valley, Calif. and Diana Trussell of Pheonix, Ariz.; four nephews, and eight great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 27 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Victor Slatten officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Garrard County.

Pallbearers were Bob Carmickle, Edwin Adkins, Shandon Cundiff, Tony Sams, Danny Sams and David Quinn.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Galilean Children’s Home, P.O. Box 880, Liberty, KY 42539.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

NATHAN SIMS JR.

Nathan Sims Jr., 82, of Harrodsburg, widower of Evelyn Sims, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born May 17, 1931, in Burgin, he was the son of the late Nathan and Rettie Satterly Sims Sr.

He served in the Air Force and worked for Kentucky Utilities and was a deacon at Burgin Christian Church and a member of the 777 F&AM Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include one son, Larry (Marsha) Sims of Lancaster; one daughter, Paula (Rice) Lear of Burgin; one brother, David (Dottie) Sims; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Russell.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 27 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Kaywood Morris and Josh Snyder officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Burgin Memorial Garden.

Pallbearers were Bob Webb, Donnie Webb, Eddie Russell, Lynn Russell, Tony Warner and George Hensley.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

MICHAEL BEAL

Micheal Beal of Hustonville passed away Friday,  Jan. 31, 2014, from injuries sustained in a car accident near Liberty, Ky. He was 26.

Born August 2, 1987 in Danville, he was the son of Kenny and Teresa Cook Beal of Liberty. He was a logistics worker for Neat Companies. Micheal was always happy and smiling. He loved four-wheelers, motorcycles and woodworking. He attended the Gum Lick Christian Church. Micheal was passionate about the card game “Magic the Gathering.”

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Meaghan Brown Beal of Hustonville, whom he married on July 11, 2010; father-in-law, Gary Brown of Science Hill; mother-in-law, Vicky Brown of Liberty; two brothers, Jeffrey and Andrew Beal of Liberty; brother-in-law, Zach Brown of Liberty; sister-in-law, Morgan Brown of Somerset and many friends and other relatives.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Martin officiating. Burial was in Whited Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Otniel Mina, Derek Riddle, Travis Quinn, David Poncer, Zack Brown, Alex Ashley and Jimmy Ashley. Honorary pallbearers were Andrew and Jeffrey Beal.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with guestbook available online at www.mckinneybrown.com.

PAID

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

PHYLLIS HARLOW-BROWN

Phyllis Ann Harlow-Brown, 74, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

Born Jan. 1, 1940, in Willisburg, she was the daughter of the late Evan and Nellie Derr Harlow. 

She was retired from teaching, having spent 25 years at Harrodsburg Independent School District and two at Danville School District. She was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include one daughter, Stacey (Doug) Coffey of Hernando, Fla.; one son, Keith (Pam) Brown of Harrodsburg; one sister, Evelyn Morris of Harrodsburg; one brother, Joe (Gladys) Harlow of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be  2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Wayne Spivey officiating.  Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers are Steve Gash, John, Evan and Joseph Harlow, Tyler Brown, Dennis and Derrick Johnson, and Jack Hammons.

Honorary pallbearers are the Harrodsburg coaching family: Alvis and Rosetta Johnson, Spencer and Paula Tatum, Danny and Jenny Yates, Kenton and Marceline Bottoms, Will and Allison Begley, Jeff Hildebrandt, and Suzanne Craddock Sanders.

Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423 or to the Harrodsburg Baptist Foundation, 312 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

MARY CATLETT

Mary Alma Catlett, 85, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. 

Born May 4, 1928, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Gore Reed Catlett and Maggie Wickersham Catlett. 

She was an Avon District Manager for 30 years and was a member of the Bethel No. 1 Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She was a graduate of Rose Hill High School and attended the Trinity Bible College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Survivors include family and friends.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Milton, William, Paul, Leon, Clarence, Everett and Gilbert Catlett.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m., at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Daryl Catlett. officiating.

Visitation 4:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the funeral chapel.

Pallbearers are Colby Davis, Will Davis, Nick Moore, Brent Catlett, Jeremy Catlett and Nelson Gritton. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethel No. 1 Cemetery Fund, C/O James Wheeler, 1259 Perryville Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

SUZANNE COULLIAS

Suzanne S. Coullias, 72, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born June 1, 1941, in Gainesville, Fla., she was the daughter of the late George Schenk and Susan Baldenelli.

She was an American Saddlebred Horse Trainer, a member of the Critters without Litters Association and of the Mercer County Humane Society.

Survivors include two sons, Steve (Aida) Coullias of Jacksonville, Fla. and Nick (Karen) Coullias of Crystal River, Fla. and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Sims Funeral Services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Critters without Litters, 165 Eminence Ave., Harrodsburg, 40330

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

TOMMY DOWELL

Tommy Dowell, 68, husband of Becky Gregory Dowell, died Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Dec. 17, 1945, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Ike and Eileen Byrd Dowell.

He was retired from the City of Harrodsburg Street Department.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, Paul Dowell of Harrodsburg; three daughters, Gayle Taylor, Sally (Flavio) Garcia and Gina Cox, all of Harrodsburg and five grandchildren.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with James Harley officiating.  Burial is in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Michael Jackson, James Lee Taylor, Chris Linton, Cody Linton,  Flavio Garcia and Gary Tatum. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Louallen, Tyler Jenkins and Michael Louallen.

Visitation today from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

PHILLIP DURR

Phillip McArthur Durr, 88, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Aug. 13, 1925, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Roy A. and  Pearl Mae (Darland) Durr.

He was a WWII Army veteran, a member of the Bohon Church of Christ and a farmer.

Survivors include one sister, Eunice Spoonamore of Nashville, Tenn. and several nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy Jr., Hunter and S.B. Durr.

Graveside funeral services were Friday, Jan. 31, at Spring Hill Cemetery with Julius Hovan officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International or Bohon Church of Christ.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

ALFRED EMERSON

Alfred Ray Emerson, 59, of Junction City, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center.

Born August 8, 1954 in Parksville, he was the son of the late Alfred Tennyson Emerson and Opal Abbott McElroy.

Ray worked for Fred Cain Implement as a machine operator. He enjoyed model cars, woodworking, raising chickens and his dogs; Boomer and Ginger. He was a very kindhearted man who was helpful to everyone and treated everyone equally.

Ray was pre deceased by his wife; Sherry D. Emerson, a brother; Charles R. Emerson, and a sister; Alberta Smith.

Ray is survived by: two sons, Derek Ray Emerson (Tara) of Danville and Daniel Clay Emerson (CC) of Junction City; one daughter, Tena Leanne Stump (James) of Harrodsburg; one brother, Gary Emerson (Brenda); two sisters, Georgie Montgomery (Earl) and Ada Anne Wyatt (Roger); and six grandchildren; Alexis, Jaxson, and Erixson Stump, Braylon and Truett Emerson, and Brantley Allen.

The funeral service was conducted t 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, at the Stith Funeral Home, Junction City with Rev. Tim Mathis officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.

      (Note; This obituary was not included in the February 6, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

HELEN MILLER

Helen Miller, 79, widow of Ralph Miller, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Baptist Health in Richmond.

Born in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest M. Turner and Bertha Carter Turner.

Survivors include one sister, Ruth T. Brown of Burgin, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters, Harber Turner, Everett Turner, Ralph Turner, William Turner, Robert Turner, Marion Turner, Jerre Turner, Margaret Turner, Beulah Turner Striker, Elizabeth McKinney and Mary DiLucio.

Funeral services were  Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, Burial was in the Miller Cemetery at Red Lick.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lakesfuneralhome.com.

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

EDWARD WEIR

Edward Elmer Weir, 75, passed away Feb. 1, 2014 at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Lexington from a long illness of cancer and lung disease.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion Post #865 in Christiana, Pa. and a member of the Magnolia Christian Church in Harrodsburg.

He was the son of the late Elmer and Gertrude Mullens Weir of Coatsville, Pa.

He had one sister Verna W. Mann (Weir) who preceded him in death. He had a son, Edward Thomas Weir of Sadsberry, Pa.; two daughters, Rhonda Tess Belloma and Cindy Robinette, both of Honeybrook, Pa.; two stepsons, Granvle Lee Luttrell of Merritt Island, Fla. and Steven Ray Luttrell, who preceded him in death; three stepdaughters, Sheila Gaye Luttrell of Grand Rapids, Mich., Eva Elaine Luttrell- Martin of Vincennes, Ind. and Kimberly M. Daulton of Vallonia, Ind.

He had 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He leaves behind a loving family and the one he shared his life and love with in his later life, his beloved Eva Ruth.

Visitation for Mr. Weir will be held 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty, Ky.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty, Ky. Burial is in the South Fork Cemetery.

PAID

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

ELLIS WHITIS

Ellis Edward “Whitey” Whitis, 76, of Stanford, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at his residence.

Born Feb. 10, 1937, he was the son of he late Minifee and Lillie Harper Whitis. He retired as the Lincoln County Dog Warden. He was manager of Bluegrass Motel and a member of Watt’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Eddy (April) Whitis of Stanford; four daughters, Fonda (Stanley) Renner of Danville, LaDonna Boswell of Stanford, Lutricia “Tish” Traughber of Mt. Joliet, Tenn. and Missy (Tony) Hughes of Junction City; three brothers, Everett Whitis of Somerset, Wayne Whitis of Eubank and Junior Whitis of Harrodsburg; four sisters, Jessie Poynter of Harrodsburg, Eveleen Phelps Douglas of Danville, JoAnne New and Betty Lou Weatherford both of Somerset; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 1, at Stanford Baptist Church with the Reverend Dan Gutenson officiating. Burial was om Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

Pallbearers were Warren “Bodgie” Vongruenigen, Buckwheat Gilbert, Joe Brown, Billy Carrier, Bobby Brown and Donald Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers were Corey Renner, Chris Whitis, Jason Whitis, Oniel Whitis, Clay Grant and Tanner Traughbar.

Spurlin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

MARILYN CHEATHAM

Marilyn Lynn Cheatham, 63, of Harrodsburg, wife of Hobert Cheatham, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at her residence.

Born Sept. 30, 1950 in Harrodsburg, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Ezra Harrison and Lillis Bea Corn Phillips. She was a member of The Carpenter’s Christian Church and was retired from His Kids Daycare.

Survivors in addition to her husband include one son, Kelby (Andrea) Cheatham of New York; one daughter Tanya Lynn (Kenny) Hensley of Harrodsburg; one sister, Glenda (Bruce) Noel of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 6 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Greg Warren officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Delmer Warren, Bobby Holiday, Danny Holiday, Ralph Phillips, John Sutton, Billy Montgomery, Richard Howard and Donnie Corn.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

BETTY HAMLIN

Betty Rae Roberts Hamlin, 84, widow of Ralston L. Hamlin, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Born in Richmond, she was the daughter of the late Henley and Lucy Roberts. She was a member of Gardenside Christian Church and retired from VR Wesson.

Survivors include three step-daughters, Felicia (Bobby) Meadows of Harrodsburg, Patricia (Richard) Smith of Debary, Fla. and Vanessa (Mike) Fasses of Longwood, Fla.; two nieces and numerous grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 5 at Milward Funeral Home on Southland Drive in Lexington. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

C. H. ISHAM

C. H. Isham, 81, of Harrodsburg, husband of Barbara Jane Parson Isham died Thursday, Jan. 2 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 20, 1932, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Charles and Leora Isham. He was a retired Hallmack supervisor and retired maintenance employee at UK medical Center , a Korean War Army veteran, a member of the Hedgeville Baptist Church, a KY Colonel and a KY Admiral.

Survivors in addition to his wife include two brothers, Charles R. Isham and Robert Lee Isham, both of Harrodsburg; three brothers-in-law, Marvin Lewis, Robert “Bobby” Parson, and Darrell Dickerson, all of Harrodsburg, one aunt and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Hollis Dewayne Isham.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 5 at Hedgeville Baptist Church in Danville with Travis Farris, Larry Camic and Tony Hunt officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Larry Richards, Billy Nevius, Danny Carter, Tony Hunt, Joe McClellan and Earnest Fields. Honorary pallbearers were nephews, the Hedgeville Hill Toppers Sunday School Class, Morning ROC Walkers, DQ Monday Night Bunch and deacons of Hedgeville Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hedgeville Baptist Church, PO Box 626, Danville, KY 40423

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

LULA JENKINS

Lula "Deanie" Francis Jenkins, 74, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Meadowview Health & Rehab in Louisville.

Born in Lancaster May 7, 1939 to the late Alford G. and Ethel Alford Brafford, she was the widow of the late Buford Jenkins, and she was a farmer for most of her life.

Survivors include two sons: Barry Minton of Louisville, and Joseph Minton of Jeffersonville, IN;one daughter, Kim Baugh of Harrodsburg; three brothers, Theodore Brafford of Otisco, IN, James Brafford (Linda) of Marysville, IN, and Danny Brafford (Jean) of Charlestown, IN; two sisters, Virginia Jackson and Geneva Scruggs both of Charlestown, IN; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A one day service was scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel (Stanford), with Rev. Derek Baker officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 9, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RUTH JOHNS

Ruth Shannon Reynolds Johns, 92, widow of Fred Johns, peacefully went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, January 5th, 2014, at the VA hospital, Lexington.

Mrs. Johns is a native of Jessamine County born August 1st 1921 to the late Lindsey and Katherine Mulchy Reynolds.

She is an United States Army veteran having served in the Woman’s Army Corp (WACS) in World War II.

She is survived by: three children, Eva (Dana) Marsee, Nicholasville; Fredda (Ron) Jacobs, Harrodsburg; Bart (Gina) Johns, Nicholasville. Additional survivors are 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, one brother Wayne (Helen) Johns. Lawrenceburg, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lindsey and Katherine Mulchy Reynolds, a son, Shannon Johns and daughters, Karen Gay Kelly and Katherine (Kitty) Thompson as well as eight siblings.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday January 10, at the Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville, with Pastor Wayne Johns officiating.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Private burial will be in the Cobb Family Cemetery.

Honored to serve her as pallbearers, will be, Adam Watts, William Daugherty, Erin Thompson, Matthew Lee, Malcolm Miracle and Jerome Peel.

Please sign the Ruth Johns Online Guestbook at www.hagerandcundifffunerals.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 9, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LYNDA LOWE

Lynda Faye Lowe, 64, of Harrodsburg, wife of Jeffrey C. Lowe, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at her residence.

Born Jan. 21, 1949 in Wilmore, she was the daughter of the late Ray Arthur and Juanita Matthews Maloney. She formerly owned and operated Sew Amazing, worked for the Skyline  and was a member of Harrodsburg Community Church.

Survivors in addition to her husband include three daughters, Kerri Coulter of Lexington, Olivia and Amber Lowe of Burgin; one son, Christopher (Charity) Coulter of Lexington; three brothers, Arthur (Robin) Maloney of Versailles, Harry Maloney of Lexington and George (Sandy) Maloney of Frankfort;  mother-in-law Lilla Lowe of Platte City, Mo.; sister-in-law Cathy Lowe of Lexington; brother-in-law Grant Lowe of Platte City, Mo.  and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Austin Coulter.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 2 at Harrodsburg Community Church with Terry Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers were George Smith, David Settle, Rick Lee, Shawn and Alex Maloney, and Steve Hysell.

Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105, Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423 or  to the Pregnancy Resource Center, 475 W. Main St., Ste. 106, Danville, KY 40422.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

FERRELL SETTLES

Ferrell Connor Settles, two-month-old son of Zachary Settles and Ashley Coulter of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at  James B. Haggin Memorial Hosptial.

He was born on Oct. 26, 2013 in Danville.

Survivors in addition to his parents include one brother, James Mason Coulter of Harrodsburg; five grandparents, Lana and Marvin Stillwell of Willisburg, Mike and Betty Coulter of Springfield, and Denise Settles of Harrodsburg; four great-grandparents, Lynda Wohner of Springfield, David and Debbie Coulter of Willisburg, and Patricia Settles of Harrodsburg and  two great-great-grandmothers, Violet Warner and Martha Settles, both of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2 at Carey & Son Funeral Home with the Reverend Danny Haynes officiating. Burial was in the Peter Cemetery in Mackville. 

Pallbearers were Shawn Benningfield and Eric Muller.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

BETTY SIMS

Betty Jean Phillips Sims, 81, Frankfort, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late H. C. Sims.

She was born in Mercer County to the late Francis William and Pearl Phillips.

She is a 1951 graduate of Frankfort High School and retired from Department of Purchasing at the KY State Government.

She is survived by: a daughter, Debbye (Tom) Kordich, Frankfort; half-sister, Libby Simmons, Junction City; sister, Alene Estep, Frankfort; grandchildren, Ashley (James) Cline, Erika Bradshaw, Demetrius (Amy) Bradshaw, and Brandon Bradshaw; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Including her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a half-brother, Michael Francis Phillips.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bryan Proctor officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Leukemia Society of America, 710 West Main Street, Suite 201, Louisville, KY 40202-2690.

Casketbearers were Brandon Bradshaw, Patrick Chaney, Demetrius Bradshaw, Nathaniel Broomall, Tom Kordich, and Michael Aldridge.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 9, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ELIZABETH SMITH

Elizabeth Smith, 91, of Harrodsburg, widow of Granville Russell Smith, died Wednesday, Jan. 1 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 13, 1922 in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Virgie Hellerd Snow. She was a homemaker and a member of Bohon Christian Church.

Survivors include, three sons, Russell Gene (Martha) Smith of Lawrenceburg, Marshall “Sonny” (Lura) Smith of Harrodsburg and James Douglas (Jimmy) Smith of Hustonville; one daughter, Carolyn Sue (Jerry Allen) Masters of Mackville; one sister, Rosie Morland and one half-sister, Betty Ann Pascal, both of Frankfort; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee “Bobby” Smith.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Barry Harmon officiating. Burial  was in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Warren Jackson, Miles Jackson, Chris Searcy, Shawn Coffman, Harold Driscoll and Marshall Watts.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

ALICE STRATTON

Alice Lynn Nowlin Stratton, 55, wife of Jerry Bruce Stratton, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Born Aug. 16, 1958 in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of Edith Pearl Jenkins Nowlin of Harrodsburg and the late Theodore Earl Nowlin.

Survivors in addition to her husband and mother include four sons, Chip Hartman, Jonathan Rosel, Anthony Rosel Jr. all of Harrodsburg and Benjamin Lynn Rosel of Danville; one daughter, Anna Lee Rosel Manasco of Louisville; five brothers, Desi Nowlin, Les Nowlin, Glenn “Gene” Nowlin and Steve Nowlin, all of Harrodsburg, and Michael Nowlin of Danville; three sisters, Debra Dearing, Kim Matherly and Charlotte Harmon, all of Harrodsburg; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Todd Burton officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

TERRY WATTS

Terry Kevin Watts, 50, of Harrodsburg, widower of Beverly Dearing Watts, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 in Harrodsburg.

Born Nov. 19, 1963, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Elgin Wayne and Virginia L. Watts. He was a former factory worker.

Survivors include a daughter, Nikkie (Travis) Borrinin; two sisters, Ruth (Charlie) Oglesbee of Paris and Glenda (Jerry) Coleman of Harrodsburg; two brothers, John (Polly) Watts of Harrodsburg and Roy (Darlene) Watts of Salvisa; ; one sister-in-law, Linda Watts; one brother-in-law, Randall Settles; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Connie and Bruce Watts, and one sister, Charlotte Settles.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4 at Ransdell Funeral Home with John W. Watts officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mark Watts, James Watts, Marty Chesser, Rodney Settles, Chris Watts and Jeff Watts.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

CONNIE VANDYKE

Connie Taylor VanDyke, of Harrodsburg, 83, went home to sit beside Jesus on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at St Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Connie was born August 21, 1930 in Harrodsburg. She was the daughter of the late Melinda Bacon Taylor VanDyke and Sherman VanDyke Sr., also Dudley Brown.

Connie was a graduate of West Side School, then later graduated from West Kentucky Vocational Training School in Paducah. She obtained a degree in cosmetology and horticulture. Connie was a long-time hair stylist and a Corning Glass, Inc. retiree. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling with Ruby Dunn and the Mercer County Senior Citizens, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Connie is survived by two children, Pamela Hawkins Parks (Randall Claunch) of Harrodsburg and Lexington and Anthony “Tony” Dewayne VanDyke (Jennifer Lane) of Nicholasville; two sisters, Mary Wiley Bedinger (Jerry) and Frances Walker (George); two grandchildren,  James “Jay” Franklin Parks II and Coo-Ee JaTachai “Toi” Parks and two great-grandchildren, Justus Jon Monroe Wertzler and Aziah Philip Overstreet.

Connie had a special place in her heart for her “special grands,” Terry Yeast (Tiffany), Jai’Esha Parks, Kristen Elkins, Ashley Jordan and Amy Lane; her “special great-grands,” Trinity Divine, Timberlynn Diamond and Teigh D’Imani Yeast; Eniyah Parks and Camren Elkins;  Kelsi Noe; Bricen Camps and Blake Wells; Allie and Adyson Lane and also her host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lorraine VanDyke Cross (Jimmy); and a brother, Sherman E. VanDyke Jr. (Marlene).

PAID OBIT

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

On behalf of the family of the late Connie Taylor VanDyke, we wish to thank everyone for all the thoughts, prayers, cards, texts, telephone calls, food, flowers and gifts.

From our whole heart, here are a few simple words of special thanks to all of you, who are too numerous to call by name, you know who you are.

 

A Few Simple Words

A few simple words,

I’m so anxious to say.

Thank you so much,

you’ve just made my day.

Thank you again,

I’ll gladly repeat.

What you have done,

is tremendously sweet.

I hope in the future,

I may somehow repay.

And provide you with joy,

without pause or delay.

Thank you so much,

you’ve just made my day.

These few simple words,

from my heart, I convey.

 

We wish to thank Connie’s special helpers, Walter Hamilton, Crystal Hamilton, Drs. Michael Giles and Melissa Sims and their medical staffs. Special thanks goes to St. Peter AME Church and officiating pastor Ralph Smith and the Reverend Bobby Harris for music, as well as ushers and kitchen help. We appreciate the help of our Active Soldiers, JD Claunch, John T. Mays, Tom Porter, Steve Smith, James Parks Sr. and Cecil Smith, and we don’t wish to forget our Honorary Soldiers, Fred Bottoms, Andy and John Harris, George Hudson, Bennie Yates, James Bryant, Billy Parks, and David Taylor, who was with us in spirit.

Also, special thanks to the Rev. Kelvin Robinson of Bethel Boneyville AME Church for the eulogy and the Revs. Terry Dunn of Little Vine Baptist Church, Barry Bowman of St. Paul Predestinarian Baptist Church, Johnny Cunnigham of First Baptist Church of Berea and Donald Wayne Smith of Gospel Word Missionary Church for their prayers and scripture readings, and to Beth (Harris) Jackson, Brian and Terry Dunn, Gail Napier, Patty Johnson and Ramona Jones, Robert, Andy and John Harris, Cory Smith, Larry Griffin and Kenneth Jones for their songs of celebration.

Thanks again to Smith and Jackson Funeral Home, Cinnamon’s Flowers and Gifts in Lawrenceburg, Dunns Caterin and family, and Bob Gee of White Wings of Love Dove Release for a perfect conclusion to our ceremony.

We are forever thankful to Etta Buster and Diane Mayes as well for the many vital tasks  they have taken on since Mother’s passing. Thanks also to Jennifer Parks for her help with all our preparations. If we’ve left out anyone involved, please charge it to our heads and not our hearts. May God bless each and every one of you today and forevermore. Wishing you all good health, peace, love and joy in this new year.

Sincerely,

Pam Hawkins Parks, Tony VanDyke, Toi and Jay Parks

PAID

(HH Thu Jan 9, 2014)

 

 

GEORGE BARTLETT

George Porter Bartlett, 64, husband of Rhonda Hunter Bartlett, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at his residence.

Born May 16, 1949 in Lexington, KY, he was the son of the late John Porter and Mary Estelle Aldridge Bartlett.

He worked at Brock-McVey for over 25 years and attended Southland Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by; a son, Jeremy (Mallory) Bartlett of Nicholasville; a daughter, Amanda Toole of Harrodsburg; a brother, Leo Bartlett of Lexington; a sister Mary Alice Bartlett of Louisville; and five grandchildren, Tyler, Elizabeth, Jamie, Jacob, and Jeremy Jr.

He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Leon Bartlett.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, January 9, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home – Harrodsburg Rd. by Mr. Chris Hahn.

Visitation will be prior to the service on Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m.

Contribution are suggested to the Bob Brown House, 507 Rogers Rd., Lexington, KY 40505 or bobbrownhouse.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald))

 

CHRISTINA BRYAN

Christina Bryan, 40, of Danville, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at home.

She was born in Phoenix, AZ to Joyce Bryan and the late Larry Bryan.

Survivors include: one son, Austin Vest of Danville; four sisters, Marjorie Shangraw of Danville, Jo Ann McCoy (Mike) of Harrodsburg, Janice Spears (Freddie) of Perryville, and Patsy Harris (David) of Harrodsburg; one brother, Jeffery Rawlings (Ann) of Harrodsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Bryan, and one sister, Robin Bryan.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Spurlin Funeral Home (Stanford) is in charge of the arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald))

 

JOYCE CARLTON

Joyce Yeager Carlton, 76, of Lawrenceburg, died Sunday, January 12, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Ms. Carlton was born in Mercer County to the late Orbrey and Virginia Lay Yeager.

She worked at Hampton Inn in Frankfort and retired from KY State Government. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Alton Ruritan Club.

She is survived by: a daughter, Kimberly Raye (Ewell "Sonny") Carpenter, Versailles; brother, Garnie Yeager, Lawrenceburg; grandchildren, Chase F. Carpenter and Hannah L. Carpenter, both of Versailles.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Yeager.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Dr. Robert F. Ehr and Bro. John D. Lay officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Mercer County.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald))

 

JERRY CATON

Jerry Bruce Caton, 66, of Harrodsburg, husband of Frances Green Caton, died Monday at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born October 27, 1947, in Mercer County, KY, he was the son of the late Carroll and Katherine (Trayner) Caton. He was a retired IBM Department Head and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and Deacon.  He was a coach and volunteer for Mercer County Little League Baseball for 26 years and was a coach for Mercer Youth Basketball for a number of years.  Jerry was also a former Gideon and had been active in the UK 101 Club for several years.

Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Chris (Cathy) Caton and Nick (Kelly) Caton, both of Harrodsburg; one brother, Don Billy (Delores) Caton, Harrodsburg; four grandchildren, Alex, Gracie, Aaron, and Seth Caton all of Harrodsburg and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by a son, Robert Todd Caton.

Pallbearers will be Terry Young, Mike Matherly, Eddie Young, Bob Coulter, Larry Lance, Larry Camic and Jere Vaught.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Harrodsburg Baptist Church by Wayne Spivey. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.

Visitation 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and after noon on Thursday at the Harrodsburg Baptist church.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to the Jerry Caton Memorial Fan Comfort Zone, Anderson-Dean Baseball Complex.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

PAID

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

DONALD GRAHAM

Donald Lee Graham, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Franklin-Simpson Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Franklin.

Born Nov. 10, 1930, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Carl Graham and Floyd J. and Beulah C. Devine Readnower.

Donald was a self-employed mechanic. He was a member of the Naval Reserves and a Baptist.

Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Phillips of Clermont, Fla.; two sons, Matthew Graham and Ben Graham, both of Clermont, Fla.; two brothers, Daniel Boone (Linda) Readnower of Mercer County and David Wayne (Wanda) Readnower of Franklin; two sisters, Gladys Turner of Lynden and Pat Whalen of Louisville; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Graham; two sisters, Elizabeth Phillips and Helen Jane Graham; and a sister-in-law, Lynda C. Readnower.

Funeral services were   Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with David Readnower officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lee Readnower, Lynn Russell, Tyler Readnower, Matthew Readnower, Lynn Readnower and Lucas Readnower.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Baptist Association, 315 N. Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

MARY GUY

Mary Latricia Guy, 65, wife of Glen Guy, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Stanford.

Born August 28, 1948 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Orvin Lee and Lavinia Gulley Robinson. 

She was retired from Modine.

Survivors in addition to her husband include one daughter, Michelle P. (Marty) Pittman of Stanford; one son, Lawrence E. “Larry” (Danielle) Proctor II of Harrodsburg; one stepdaughter, Cathy Jo Lowe of Nicholasville; four sisters, Margaret Osborne of Harrodsburg, Martha “Sue” Scarbrough of Lawrenceburg, Va., Hope Robinson and Judy K. Kinkead, both of Harrodsburg; one brother, William O. “Mick” Robinson of Harrodsburg and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Greta Carmickle and two brothers, Leon Robinson and Robert H. Robinson.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Darrell Hahn officiating.  Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Will Kinkead, Tyler Snow, Danny Lee Robinson, Tony Robinson, Travis Scarbrough, Adam Steele, Adam Carmickle and Aaron Carmickle. Honorary pallbearers will be L.D. Nickles, Luke Steele, Andrew Garrison, Doug Garrison and Keegan Freeman.

Visitation is from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 7:00 a.m. until the hour of the service on Thursday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

LAWRENCE LAY JR.

Lawrence R. Lay Jr., 89, husband of Eva Ashford Lay of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. 

Born Oct. 3, 1924 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Iris Watts Lay.  

He served in the U. S. Army during WWII, was a retired farmer and a worker at Shaker Village for 23 years. He was also a partner in the Mayes and Sims Implement Company for several years.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one daughter, Diane (Danny) Carter; one son, James Edward (Robin) Lay; one sister, Imogene Gordon; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence (Larry) R. Lay III.

Pallbearers will be: Bruce Ashford, Jimmy H. Ashford, Tommy Ashford, Ralph Phillips, Sammy Carr and Roger Pratt.  Honorary bearer: Ronald Ashford.

Funeral services will be today, Thursday Jan. 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Wayne Spivey officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Harrodsburg Baptist Church or Thompson-Hood Veteran’s Center, 100 Veteran Dr., Wilmore, KY 40390.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

ROSA MCKNIGHT

Rosa L. McKnight, 73, widow of James A. “Jimmy” McKnight died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. 

Born Nov. 15, 1940, in Perryville, she was the daughter of the late S. Harvey and Elizabeth Ruth Mills Ramsey. 

She was a former Financial Aid Advisor for Kentucky College of Business and a member of the Bybee United Methodist Church and New Vision Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Todd Gray; one stepson,  Daniel McKnight; one stepdaughter,  Rebecca McKight; one brother,  Buz Ramsey; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by one son,  Charles “Chuck” Todd.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 13 at the New Vision Pentecostal Church with the Reverend Ricky Winkler, the Reverend Lynn Young, the Reverend Arthur Ray and the Reverend Allene Coon officiating.  Burial was in Flatwoods Christian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Tapley, Michael Carman, Daniel McKnight, Elbert “Knubby” Jones, Joe David Turner and Jamie Walling. Honorary pallbearers were Buz Ramsey, Myrtle Carman, Billy Wall, Jonathan Land, Donna Tapley, Margaret Drake, Eric Tankersly, Greg Coble, Dr. George M. Pittman, Roxann Milby, Wilma Young and Jordan Hall.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Madison County Right to Life, WLJC T.V. and New Vision Pentecostal Church.

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

BARBARA JENKINS

Barbara Jenkins, 74, wife of Dean Jenkins, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 

Born June 21, 1939 in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late George Hubert and Beulah Wayne Glasscock. 

She was a homemaker and a member of the Perryville Christian Church.

Survivors in addition to her husband include one son, Eddie (Tammy) Jenkins of Burgin; one daughter, Cindy (Darrell) Claunch of Burgin; one brother, Jimmy (Judy) Glasscock of Perryville; three sisters, GeeGee (Claude) Perkins of Harrodsburg, Kathy (Alford) VanArsdall of Harrodsburg and Joann (Tad) Kite of Lancaster; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one brother, J.B. Glasscock and one sister, Shirley Glasscock.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 11 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Lester Tirey officiating. Burial was in Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Jerry Carney, Chris Edwards, Jimmy W. Glasscock, David Collins, Justin Jenkins, Trenton Claunch and Mark VanArsdall.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718 and Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423.

Expressions of sympathy  may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

MINNIE ROBINSON

Minnie Faye Patterson Robinson, 79, Lawrenceburg, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at her residence.

She was the wife of the late James Allen Robinson.

She was born in Mercer County to the late George Henry and Nancy Belle Hart Patterson. She retired from Texas Instruments.

She is survived by: a son, Ronnie (Anna) Robinson; a daughter, Regina "GiGi" Newman, both of Lawrenceburg; sister, Dorothy (Junior) Carey, Harrodsburg; five grandchildren, Jamie Newman, Irvine, Keshia Robinson, Henderson, Justin Robinson, Mickey Robinson, and Caroline Robinson, all of Lawrenceburg; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Mike and Ricky Robinson; daughter, Diana Lynn Dickerson; and sister, Bertie Rose.

Funeral services are will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Kenny Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday 5-8 p.m.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald))

 

SARAH SAMPSON

Sarah Sampson, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at  Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Sept. 13, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ernest L. and Eva Ella Brown Sampson. 

She was a retired secretary for Fort Knox and a member of the Walnut Steet Baptist Church in Louisville.

Survivors include one sister, Imogene Rehkopf of Seattle, Wash.; several nieces and nephews and a great-nephew.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Harley Humfleet officiating. 

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation Friday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Animal Shelter.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

MORRIS TYREE

Morris Allen Tyree, 76, of Harrodsburg, husband of Edith Brumback Tyree, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014,  at the UK Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 19, 1937, in Willisburg, he was the son of the late William Vance and Dora Mae Hatchett Tyree. 

He was a retired home improvement contractor.

Survivors in addition to his wife include  three daughters, Charlene Conley of Nicholasville, Angelia Souvenier and Faye Sellars of Harrodsburg; four sons, Denny Tyree of Weston, Ohio and Tony Allen, Randy  and Rodney Tyree of Harrodsburg;  three sisters, Faye Cottingham of Lexington, Linda Leach of Richmond and Judy Ray of Covington;  twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert “Bobby Lee” Tyree.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 10 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John McDaniel officiating.  Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dennis Horton, Rodney Tyree, Jonathan Sellars, Mike Conley, Jason Soper, Shane Marshall and Tony Tyree.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family to assist with expenses.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 16, 2014)

 

SPECIAL THANKS

On behalf of the family of the late Connie Taylor VanDyke, we wish to thank everyone  for all the thoughts, prayers, cards, texts, telephone calls, food,  flowers and gifts.

From our whole heart, here are a few simple words of special thanks to all of you, who are too numerous to call by name, you know who you are. 

 

A Few Simple Words       

A few simple words, 

I’m so anxious to say. 

Thank you so much, 

you’ve just made my day.

Thank you again, 

I’ll gladly repeat. 

What you have done, 

is tremendously sweet.

I hope in the future, 

I may somehow repay. 

And provide you with joy, 

without pause or delay.

Thank you so much, 

you’ve just made my day. 

These few simple words, 

from my heart, I convey.

We wish to thank Connie’s special helpers, Walter Hamilton, Crystal Bridget, Drs. Michael Giles and Melissa Sims and their medical staffs. Special thanks goes to St. Peter AME Church and officiating pastor Ralph Smith and the Reverend Bobby Harris for music, as well as ushers and kitchen help. We appreciate the help of our Active Soldiers, JD Claunch, John T. Mays, Tom Porter, Steve Smith, James Parks Sr. and Cecil Smith, and we don’t wish to forget our Honorary Soldiers, Fred Bottoms, Andy and John Harris, George Hudson, Bennie Yates, James Bryant, Billy Parks, and David Taylor, who was with us in spirit. 

Also, special thanks to the Rev. Kelvin Robinson of Bethel Boneyville AME Church for the eulogy and the Revs. Terry Dunn of Little Zion Baptist Church, Barry Bowman of St. Paul Predestinarian Baptist Church, Johnny Cunnigham of First Baptist Church of Berea and Donald Wayne Smith of Gospel Word Missionary Church for their prayers and scripture readings, and to Beth (Harris) Jackson; Brian and Terry Dunn; Gail Napier; Patty Johnson and Ramona Jones; Robert, Andy and John Harris; Cory Smith; Larry Griffin and Kenneth Jones for their songs of celebration.

Thanks again to Smith and Jackson Funeral Home, Cinnamon’s Flowers and Gifts in Lawrenceburg, Dunn’s Catering and family, and Bob Gee of White Wings of Love Dove Release for a perfect conclusion to our ceremony. 

We are forever thankful to Etta Buster and Diane Mayes as well for the many vital tasks  they have taken on since Mother’s passing. Thanks also to Jennifer Parks for her help with all our preparations. If we’ve left out anyone involved, please charge it to our heads and not our hearts. May God bless each and every one of you today and forevermore. Wishing you all good health, peace, love and joy in this new year. 

 

Sincerely,

Pam Hawkins Parks, Tony VanDyke, Toi and Jay Parks

 

PAID

 

HELEN DEMAREE

Helen R. Demaree, 87, Danville, widow of Clyde Demaree, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Dec. 26, 1926, in West Liberty, she was the daughter of the late James T. and Elizabeth Thomas.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty McAnly and several grandchildren.

Graveside services were  2:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Wounded Warriors.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2014)

 

PAUL ENDERLE

Paul H. Enderle, 84, of Danville, husband of Mary Jo  Bland Enderle, died Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Thomson Hood Veterans Center.

Born February 18, 1929 in Tioga, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Hazel Thomas Enderle.

He served during Korean war in the U. S. Navy and was a retired engineer with Corning Glass in Harrodsburg for 55 years. He was a member of the SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Karen (Wayne) VanSickle of Satellite Beach, FL; one son, Michael Enderle of Harrodsburg; a stepson, Timothy Buckner of Butler, MO; granddaughter, Sarah VanSickle of CA; step granddaughters, Ella and Olivia; and several nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth Enderle, and Richard Enderle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11 am at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Danville. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lexington, with military honors.

Pallbearers were members of the Knights Of Columbus

The family requests memorial donations be sent to SS. Peter & Paul Church Elevator Fund, 117 W. Main St., Danville, KY 40422.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 23, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

EMMA GRIFFIN

Emma Mae Griffin, 88, Harrodsburg, widow of George C. Griffin, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born June 3, 1925 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Taylor Morgan.

She was a house manager at Oak Hill Farm, Harrodsburg and a member of St. Peter AME Church in Harrodsburg.

Survivors include: two daughters, Yvonne (Kathy) Griffin, Chattanooga, TN and Sarah Griffin, Harrodsburg; two sons, William Griffin, Harrodsburg and Larry Griffin, Columbus, OH; one daughter-in-law, Myrtle Griffin, Harrodsburg; 12 grandchildren, Calvin Thomas Griffin, Emma Leigh Griffin, Laurie Ann Griffin, Neil Griffin, Ashley Griffin, Janae Bartleson, Ty Bartleson, Tony Mack, Kim Victoria, Corey Zelmer, Latemus Meaux, and Josh Allen; several cousins, Brenda Duplessis, Michael VanDyke, Jr., Michael VanDyke, Frances VanDyke, Jim Pittman, Diane Mayes, Anthony VanDyke, and Pam Parks plus several nieces, nephews, other cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sons, George, Gregory and Charles Griffin.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Sims Funeral Services by Bro. Ralph Smith and Elder J. D. Short III.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Peter AME Church, 225 West Lexington St. Harrodsburg or Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass, 1300 Sports Center Drive, Lexington, KY 40502.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 23, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

CELIA HOPSON

Celia Moore Hopson, 87, of Cadiz, widow of Winthrop H. Hopson II, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz.

She was the daughter of the late Bacon Rochester Moore II and Eula Conley Moore.

She was a retired educator in the Trigg County school system and a deacon at Cadiz Christian Church.

Survivors include one son, W. Howell (Geneva Parris) Hopson III of Cadiz; one brother, Dr. Bacon (Paula) Moore of Harrodsburg; one sister, Nan Oldham of Washington D.C.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law, W. J. & Mary Nell Hopson.

Funeral services were at Cadiz Christian Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 with Dr. Tom Martin officiating. Burial was at East End Cemetery in Cadiz.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Cadiz Christian Church, P.O. Box 1960, Cadiz, KY 42211 or the Randolph-Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, VA 23005-5505.

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2014)

 

BELLE LITTLE

Belle Little, 92 of Harrodsburg, widow of Eugene William Stevens and Clyde Little, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.

Born Dec. 5, 1921 in Big Stone Gap, Va., she was the daughter of the late Isaiah Fuller and Ether Whitt Burke.

She was a retired secretary for Inland Steel Company and a member of the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church where she had served as an Elder.

Survivors include one daughter, Carole (Dr. George) Noe of Harrodsburg; one son, David B. Stevens of Louisville; one brother, I. F. Burke of Lexington; three stepsons, Francis (Jeanette) Little of Nicholasville, Paul (Linda) Little of Clarksville, Tenn. and Johnathan (Arden) Little of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; two grandsons and several nieces and stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church with Bert Eyster officiating. Burial was in the Powell Valley Memorial Garden in Big Stone Gap, Va.

Pallbearers were Elders of Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2014)

 

BEATRICE TAYLOR

Beatrice Taylor, 92, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday at her residence.

Born Oct. 4, 1921, in Mackville, she was the daughter of the late R. D. and Ethel Harmon Bottom.

She was a retired line operator for Corning Glass and was a member of the Bruner’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Bottoms of Harrodsburg and Jean Casey of Lexington; three brothers, Billy Bottom of Lawrenceburg, Arthur Bottom of Mackville and Ernest Bottom of Mackville; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Donald Bottom, Doris Perkins, Opal Settles and Ada Rena Elliott; three sons, Harold Wayne, Carl Dudley and Jimmy Leon Taylor and one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Ryan.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Nelson Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wes Simpson, Robert Thomas Dean IV, Donald Bottom, Dale Taylor, Chris Byrd and Kenny Robinson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Carpenter’s Christian Church, 1340 U.S. 127 Bypass, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2014)

 

MARVIN THOMPSON

Marvin Gerald Thompson, 69, of Lawrenceburg passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at Heritage Hall Health Care Center in Lawrenceburg.

He is the son of the late Melvin "Red" and Anna Mae Murphy Thompson.

He was a graduate of Anderson County High School and a former employee of the A&P Grocery in Lawrenceburg and IBM.

Survivors include: a sister, Bonnie Hood (Roger) of Versailles; a brother, Bruce Thompson (Connie) of Salvisa; a niece, Jenny Hood; two nephews, Justin Hood and Chris Thompson; and a great-nephew Jeremie Brooks.

Graveside services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, January 20, at Sand Spring Cemetery. Bro. Jack Smith will officiate. There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 23, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

TONI WELLS

Toni Moberly Wells, 75, passed away Friday, January 17, 2014 at Lexington Country Place.

She is a native of Richmond, and daughter of the late William and Mae Renfro Moberly.

Toni was a former co-owner of The Animal Clinic in Lawrenceburg, former office manager of Kentucky Stone, and secretary to the plant manager at Kulman Electric in Versailles. She was a member of the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church where she served as organist for several years and former Sunday school teacher.

Toni is survived by: four children, Danny Wells (Dottie) of Salvisa, Lindsey Wells of Lawrenceburg, Charmayne Williams (Wayne) of Moncks Corner, SC, and Tara Le McGaughey (Steve) of Bowling Green, FL; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

Toni chose cremation.

A celebration of Toni's life will be held in the near future.

Arrangements by the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the January 23, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

 

MARGARET CURTSINGER

Margaret Curtsinger, 87, of Harrodsburg, widow of William Robert Curtsinger, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care.

Born May 13, 1926, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Hosclaw and Rosie Carr Baker.

She retired from the Fort Harrod gift shop at 80 years old, was a graduate of the Rose Hill High School, a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church and  the Democratic Women’s Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandy Curtsinger (Bruce) Harper of Harrodsburg; one brother, Bob Baker of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Barbara (Kermit) Logue and Frances Divine, both of Harrodsburg;  two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren and four great-stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Danny Curtsinger; one brother, Charles Baker and three sisters, Lettie Baker McCrosky, Mary Baker Caton and Estill Marie Baker.

Graveside funeral services are today, Thursday, Jan. 30, at Spring Hill Cemetery with Dr. Wayne Spivey officiating.

Visitation was 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

EMMA GRIFFIN

Emma Mae Griffin, 88, of Harrodsburg, widow of George C. Griffin, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born June 3, 1925, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah Taylor Morgan.

She was a house manager at Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg and a member of St. Peter AME Church. 

Survivors include two daughters Yvonne (Kathy) Griffin of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Sarah Griffin of Harrodsburg; two sons, William Griffin of Harrodsburg and Larry Griffin of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters-in-law, Myrtle Griffin, Cynthia Griffin and Diane Griffin, all of Harrodsburg; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sons, George, Gregory and Charles Griffin.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 23 at Sims Funeral Services with Ralph Smith and Elder J. D. Short III officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Peter AME Church, 225 West Lexington St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass, 1300 Sports Center Drive, Lexington, KY 40502.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

ALICE GROSSMAN

Alice Morgan Grossman, 86, wife of Edmund W. “Bill” Grossman, died on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Olympia Fields, Ill.

Born Feb. 24, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William Dennis and Hula Wesley Morgan.

Survivors in addition to her husband include three children, Edmund William Grossman II, James Wesley (Carol Luzi)  Grossman and Matthew Morgan (Janet) Grossman; one sister, Ann Overstreet and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes Brill and two brothers-in-law, Russ Brill and Faye Overstreet.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Homer Hecht officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mckinneybrown.com.

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

EMILY LYONS

Emily Lucille Lyons, stillborn daughter of Herbert Eugene and Sarah Ball Lyons died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Survivors in addition to her parents include one sister, Kaytlyn Loren Lyons; one brother, James Landon Lyons; two grandmothers, Barbara Lyons and Clara Cinnamon; one grandfather, Ivan Ball Sr. and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one grandfather, Herbert Leroy Lyons and five great-grandparents.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with the Reverend Phil Yates officiating. Burial was in Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

HAROLD MULL JR.

Harold Philip Mull Jr. 66, widower of Diana L. Mull, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

Born Feb. 6, 1947, he was the son of the late Harold Philip Sr. and Norma Mae Chance Mull.

He was a retired Suffolk County, New York police officer, a member of the Living Waters Pentecostal Church and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Survivors include one daughter,  Kimberly “Kimmy” (Ben Haines) Mull of Frankfort; two sisters, Pamela Daggett of Apple Valley, Calif. and Diana Trussell of Pheonix, Ariz.; four nephews, and eight great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 27 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Victor Slatten officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Garrard County.

Pallbearers were Bob Carmickle, Edwin Adkins, Shandon Cundiff, Tony Sams, Danny Sams and David Quinn.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Galilean Children’s Home, P.O. Box 880, Liberty, KY 42539.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

NATHAN SIMS JR.

Nathan Sims Jr., 82, of Harrodsburg, widower of Evelyn Sims, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born May 17, 1931, in Burgin, he was the son of the late Nathan and Rettie Satterly Sims Sr.

He served in the Air Force and worked for Kentucky Utilities and was a deacon at Burgin Christian Church and a member of the 777 F&AM Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include one son, Larry (Marsha) Sims of Lancaster; one daughter, Paula (Rice) Lear of Burgin; one brother, David (Dottie) Sims; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Russell.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 27 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Kaywood Morris and Josh Snyder officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Burgin Memorial Garden.

Pallbearers were Bob Webb, Donnie Webb, Eddie Russell, Lynn Russell, Tony Warner and George Hensley.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 30, 2014)

 

MICHAEL BEAL

Micheal Beal of Hustonville passed away Friday,  Jan. 31, 2014, from injuries sustained in a car accident near Liberty, Ky. He was 26.

Born August 2, 1987 in Danville, he was the son of Kenny and Teresa Cook Beal of Liberty. He was a logistics worker for Neat Companies. Micheal was always happy and smiling. He loved four-wheelers, motorcycles and woodworking. He attended the Gum Lick Christian Church. Micheal was passionate about the card game “Magic the Gathering.”

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Meaghan Brown Beal of Hustonville, whom he married on July 11, 2010; father-in-law, Gary Brown of Science Hill; mother-in-law, Vicky Brown of Liberty; two brothers, Jeffrey and Andrew Beal of Liberty; brother-in-law, Zach Brown of Liberty; sister-in-law, Morgan Brown of Somerset and many friends and other relatives.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Martin officiating. Burial was in Whited Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Otniel Mina, Derek Riddle, Travis Quinn, David Poncer, Zack Brown, Alex Ashley and Jimmy Ashley. Honorary pallbearers were Andrew and Jeffrey Beal.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with guestbook available online at www.mckinneybrown.com.

PAID

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

PHYLLIS HARLOW-BROWN

Phyllis Ann Harlow-Brown, 74, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

Born Jan. 1, 1940, in Willisburg, she was the daughter of the late Evan and Nellie Derr Harlow. 

She was retired from teaching, having spent 25 years at Harrodsburg Independent School District and two at Danville School District. She was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include one daughter, Stacey (Doug) Coffey of Hernando, Fla.; one son, Keith (Pam) Brown of Harrodsburg; one sister, Evelyn Morris of Harrodsburg; one brother, Joe (Gladys) Harlow of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be  2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Wayne Spivey officiating.  Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers are Steve Gash, John, Evan and Joseph Harlow, Tyler Brown, Dennis and Derrick Johnson, and Jack Hammons.

Honorary pallbearers are the Harrodsburg coaching family: Alvis and Rosetta Johnson, Spencer and Paula Tatum, Danny and Jenny Yates, Kenton and Marceline Bottoms, Will and Allison Begley, Jeff Hildebrandt, and Suzanne Craddock Sanders.

Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423 or to the Harrodsburg Baptist Foundation, 312 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

MARY CATLETT

Mary Alma Catlett, 85, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. 

Born May 4, 1928, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Gore Reed Catlett and Maggie Wickersham Catlett. 

She was an Avon District Manager for 30 years and was a member of the Bethel No. 1 Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She was a graduate of Rose Hill High School and attended the Trinity Bible College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Survivors include family and friends.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Milton, William, Paul, Leon, Clarence, Everett and Gilbert Catlett.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m., at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Daryl Catlett. officiating.

Visitation 4:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the funeral chapel.

Pallbearers are Colby Davis, Will Davis, Nick Moore, Brent Catlett, Jeremy Catlett and Nelson Gritton. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethel No. 1 Cemetery Fund, C/O James Wheeler, 1259 Perryville Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

SUZANNE COULLIAS

Suzanne S. Coullias, 72, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born June 1, 1941, in Gainesville, Fla., she was the daughter of the late George Schenk and Susan Baldenelli.

She was an American Saddlebred Horse Trainer, a member of the Critters without Litters Association and of the Mercer County Humane Society.

Survivors include two sons, Steve (Aida) Coullias of Jacksonville, Fla. and Nick (Karen) Coullias of Crystal River, Fla. and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Sims Funeral Services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Critters without Litters, 165 Eminence Ave., Harrodsburg, 40330

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

TOMMY DOWELL

Tommy Dowell, 68, husband of Becky Gregory Dowell, died Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Dec. 17, 1945, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Ike and Eileen Byrd Dowell.

He was retired from the City of Harrodsburg Street Department.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, Paul Dowell of Harrodsburg; three daughters, Gayle Taylor, Sally (Flavio) Garcia and Gina Cox, all of Harrodsburg and five grandchildren.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with James Harley officiating.  Burial is in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Michael Jackson, James Lee Taylor, Chris Linton, Cody Linton,  Flavio Garcia and Gary Tatum. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Louallen, Tyler Jenkins and Michael Louallen.

Visitation today from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

PHILLIP DURR

Phillip McArthur Durr, 88, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Aug. 13, 1925, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Roy A. and  Pearl Mae (Darland) Durr.

He was a WWII Army veteran, a member of the Bohon Church of Christ and a farmer.

Survivors include one sister, Eunice Spoonamore of Nashville, Tenn. and several nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy Jr., Hunter and S.B. Durr.

Graveside funeral services were Friday, Jan. 31, at Spring Hill Cemetery with Julius Hovan officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International or Bohon Church of Christ.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

ALFRED EMERSON

Alfred Ray Emerson, 59, of Junction City, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Ephraim McDowell Medical Center.

Born August 8, 1954 in Parksville, he was the son of the late Alfred Tennyson Emerson and Opal Abbott McElroy.

Ray worked for Fred Cain Implement as a machine operator. He enjoyed model cars, woodworking, raising chickens and his dogs; Boomer and Ginger. He was a very kindhearted man who was helpful to everyone and treated everyone equally.

Ray was pre deceased by his wife; Sherry D. Emerson, a brother; Charles R. Emerson, and a sister; Alberta Smith.

Ray is survived by: two sons, Derek Ray Emerson (Tara) of Danville and Daniel Clay Emerson (CC) of Junction City; one daughter, Tena Leanne Stump (James) of Harrodsburg; one brother, Gary Emerson (Brenda); two sisters, Georgie Montgomery (Earl) and Ada Anne Wyatt (Roger); and six grandchildren; Alexis, Jaxson, and Erixson Stump, Braylon and Truett Emerson, and Brantley Allen.

The funeral service was conducted t 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, at the Stith Funeral Home, Junction City with Rev. Tim Mathis officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.

      (Note; This obituary was not included in the February 6, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

HELEN MILLER

Helen Miller, 79, widow of Ralph Miller, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Baptist Health in Richmond.

Born in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest M. Turner and Bertha Carter Turner.

Survivors include one sister, Ruth T. Brown of Burgin, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters, Harber Turner, Everett Turner, Ralph Turner, William Turner, Robert Turner, Marion Turner, Jerre Turner, Margaret Turner, Beulah Turner Striker, Elizabeth McKinney and Mary DiLucio.

Funeral services were  Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, Burial was in the Miller Cemetery at Red Lick.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lakesfuneralhome.com.

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

EDWARD WEIR

Edward Elmer Weir, 75, passed away Feb. 1, 2014 at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Lexington from a long illness of cancer and lung disease.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion Post #865 in Christiana, Pa. and a member of the Magnolia Christian Church in Harrodsburg.

He was the son of the late Elmer and Gertrude Mullens Weir of Coatsville, Pa.

He had one sister Verna W. Mann (Weir) who preceded him in death. He had a son, Edward Thomas Weir of Sadsberry, Pa.; two daughters, Rhonda Tess Belloma and Cindy Robinette, both of Honeybrook, Pa.; two stepsons, Granvle Lee Luttrell of Merritt Island, Fla. and Steven Ray Luttrell, who preceded him in death; three stepdaughters, Sheila Gaye Luttrell of Grand Rapids, Mich., Eva Elaine Luttrell- Martin of Vincennes, Ind. and Kimberly M. Daulton of Vallonia, Ind.

He had 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He leaves behind a loving family and the one he shared his life and love with in his later life, his beloved Eva Ruth.

Visitation for Mr. Weir will be held 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty, Ky.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel in Liberty, Ky. Burial is in the South Fork Cemetery.

PAID

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

ELLIS WHITIS

Ellis Edward “Whitey” Whitis, 76, of Stanford, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at his residence.

Born Feb. 10, 1937, he was the son of he late Minifee and Lillie Harper Whitis. He retired as the Lincoln County Dog Warden. He was manager of Bluegrass Motel and a member of Watt’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Eddy (April) Whitis of Stanford; four daughters, Fonda (Stanley) Renner of Danville, LaDonna Boswell of Stanford, Lutricia “Tish” Traughber of Mt. Joliet, Tenn. and Missy (Tony) Hughes of Junction City; three brothers, Everett Whitis of Somerset, Wayne Whitis of Eubank and Junior Whitis of Harrodsburg; four sisters, Jessie Poynter of Harrodsburg, Eveleen Phelps Douglas of Danville, JoAnne New and Betty Lou Weatherford both of Somerset; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 1, at Stanford Baptist Church with the Reverend Dan Gutenson officiating. Burial was om Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

Pallbearers were Warren “Bodgie” Vongruenigen, Buckwheat Gilbert, Joe Brown, Billy Carrier, Bobby Brown and Donald Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers were Corey Renner, Chris Whitis, Jason Whitis, Oniel Whitis, Clay Grant and Tanner Traughbar.

Spurlin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu Feb 6, 2014)

 

DONALD BELCHER

Donald Belcher, 74, of Crab Orchard, passed away on Wednesday, February 5th, at the Rockcastle County Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Donald was born in the Copper Creek Community in Rockcastle County on September 16, 1939. He was the son of the late David and Lou Vena Wilmot Belcher.

He had previously worked for Angel Manufacturing in Stanford and was a life long farmer. Donald was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Survivors include: four brothers, Earl Belcher (JoAnne) of Harrodsburg, Jim Belcher (Leona) of Lancaster, Bobby Belcher (Marty) of Vacaville, CA and George Belcher of Crab Orchard; four sisters, Roberta Singleton (Bob) of West Chester, OH, Virginia Harness (Harold) of Crab Orchard, Beulah Pearce of West Chester, OH and Mary Jane Belcher of Crab Orchard; sister-in-laws, Sue Belcher and Pam Belcher Conley. Several nieces and nephews and many friends also survive.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by brothers, Bill and Gerald Belcher and a niece, Jennifer Singleton

Pallbearers included David Belcher, Derek and Jordan Goodman, Shawn Pearce, Todd Salyers and Levi Barnett.

Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Adams, Jimmy Vandiver, George Messer, Jimmy Brown and Kenny Seagroves.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. J. Harold Harness officiating. Burial was in Wilmot Cemetery with military honors By The Caswell Saufley American Legion Post #18.

Memorial Contributions can be sent to the Wilmot Cemetery

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the February 13, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ROSS BRIDEWELL

Ross O. Bridewell, 90, of Trotter way, Wilmore, husband of Emma Jean Bridewell entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 5th at his residence after a short illness.

Ross was a native of Crystal River, Mississippi born October 26th, 1926, to the late Nat Bridewell and Betty Duncan Bridewell.

He was a retired professor at Asbury University and a veteran of the US Air force having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Bridewell received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Duke University and also earning his Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church. Mr. Bridewell, in early years, was a Spanish professor at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas before moving to Wilmore with his wife and continued teaching Spanish at Asbury University. He also was a very accomplished gardener.

Besides his Wife he leaves to cherish his memory: four children, Mary Margaret “Markie” Clements, husband Steve, Wilmore; daughter, Levannah Silverwood, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; sons, Travis Bridewell, Williamsburg, VA and George Bridewell, Richmond, VA; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Joseph Bridewell, Ft. Worth ,Texas; two sisters, Clarissa Cordre, Dallas, Texas and Charlotte Swain, Tarpon Springs, FL .

A service of Remembrance was held Wednesday, February 12, at the Hager and Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville, with Rev. Johnny Strange officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Glover – Bridewell Memorial Scholarship Program C/O Asbury University, Wilmore, Ky 40390

Cremation and funeral arrangements are under the careful direction of Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home.

Sign Guestbook at www.hagerandcundifffunerals.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the February 13, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

GLENNA COFFING

Glenna Summer West Coffing, 56, of Kelly Ridge Rd. in Lancaster, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 in Richmond, Ky.

Born October 20, 1957 in Garrard County, she was the daughter of Russell Glennmore West of Pennsylvania and the late Margaret Lamb Perelli.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and photography.

Her survivors include: two sons, Randy Justin Henderson of Louisville and Joshua David Grubbs of Lexington; a brother, Warren Russell “Rusty” West of Burgin; and a grandson, Justin Cole Henderson.

Services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Ramsey Funeral Home with visitation from 3-5 p.m. Friday.

In keeping with Summer’s wishes, cremation rites will take place after the service.

Friends and family may leave condolences or special memories on her tribute wall at www.ramseyfuneralhome.com  

Ramsey Funeral  Home in charge

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the February 13, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RITA HOBACK

Rita Hoback, 73, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.  

Born Oct. 2, 1940, in Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Rubel O. Gribbins and Peggy Bright Gribbins.  

She was a U.S. Army Veteran, a Baptist, a member of the American Legion, the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and retired as a nurse for Caretenders.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside funeral services with Military Honors were Monday, Feb. 10 at the Old Liberty Cemetery in Marion County with David Collier officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association,  P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 and/or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Feb 13, 2014)

 

JEANETTA LANE

Jeanetta Lee Kirkland Lane, 80, of Harrodsburg, widow of Kyle C. Kirkland and William  Lane, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. 

Born Aug. 4, 1933, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Lebus and Hazel Harlow Watts.  She was a retired Deputy Clerk for the Mercer County Circuit Court and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church,

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia (Daniel) Moore of Harrodsburg and Ann (James) Ashford of Harrodsburg; one son, Gary (Carol) Kirkland of Danville; two brothers, Stanley Watts and Earl (Anna) Watts; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Watts. 

Funeral services were  Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Wayne Spivey officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Kyle Vah, David Kirkland, Tyler Kirkland, Andrew Ashford, Ethan Ashford and John Lyons.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Harrodsburg Baptist Foundation, 312 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 13, 2014)

 

KATHERINE LOWE

      Mrs. Lillian Katherine Milburn Lowe, 100, of Danville, formerly of Washington County, passed away peacefully at her home with her family around her at 7:02 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

      She was born on December 25, 1913 in Pottsville, Washington County to the late Wesley Oscar and Josie Lou Key Milburn.

      Preceding her in death was her husband, Albert Sidney Lowe on February 20, 1999; a grandson, Morris Allen Bunch; a granddaughter, Nancy Katherine Carney; three sisters, Jewell Lester, Georgia Viola “Babe” Bricken and Lucille Clark and four brothers, Frank W. “Dub” Milburn, Oscar Jr. “Johnny” Milburn, Melvin Lawrence “Happy” Milburn and Garland Ray Milburn.

      She is survived by: four daughters, Margaret Bunch (Floyd, deceased), Gladys Carney (Garland, deceased) of Springfield, Janice Fenwick (Leon) and Debbie Lowe of Danville; a son, James Lowe (Karen) of Danville; one brother, Eugene Milburn of Harrodsburg, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from Mackville and Danville.

      Ten grandchildren, Phyllis Downs (Gary) of Bardstown, Linda Keene (Steve) of Bowling Green, Roseanne Tingle of Springfield, Dale Carney of Louisville, Todd Carney (Karen) of Springfield, Denise McWhorter (David), Michelle Fenwick, April Lowe, Christopher Lowe (Kallie) and Patrick Lowe of Danville.

      Thirteen great-grandchildren, Rhonda Case of Bardstown, Bryan Keene (Jennifer) of Mackville, Ashley Keene (Sachiko) of Shephedsville, Phillip Carney and Chelsea Carney of Springfield, Amanda Bunch and Matthew Bunch of Elkton, Maryland, Garrett Tingle of Mt. Washington, Kaitlyn Carney, Nicholas Carney, Lindsay Carney, Ann Weslee Carney of Springfield, Jessica McWhorter and Wells Patrick Lowe of Danville; one step great-grandchild, Zachary McWhorter of Danville,

      Five great-great-grandchildren, Kylie Case of Bardstown, Jessie Keene, Riann Keene and Claire Keene of Shepherdsville, Hannah Keene and Derrick Keene of Mackville.

      Funeral services were held Friday, February 7, at the Carey and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Ernest Martin, officiating.  Burial was in Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

      Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Daniel Moran and staff of Heritage Hospice.

      Serving as pallbearers were grandsons, Dale Carney, Todd Carney, Patrick Lowe, Christopher Lowe and great grandsons Bryan Keene and Ashley Keene.

      Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the February 13, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ROBERT SINGER

Robert Coleman Singer, 91, husband of the late Clara Sharp Singer, died February 1, 2014 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Born in Madison County, he was the son of Huston and Darmittee Whittaker Singer.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII serving in the South Pacific. Mr. Singer was a retired associate of Johnson Romanowitz Architects. Affectionately known as Bob, his joys in life included his family and friends, his church, and his many business associates. Sunday mornings would find him at Immanuel Baptist Church serving as a greeter, a position he had enjoyed for 40 years. He also treasured his years at Rosemont Baptist Church, where he designed the main sanctuary that was built in 1953, organized their first Boy Scout Troop, and served as a deacon.

Survivors include: two daughters, Robin (Charles) Ison of Harrodsburg and Beverly (Charles) Langford of Lake Charles, LA; grandchildren, Nathaniel (Elizabeth) Langford, Zwolle,LA, Jonathan Langford, Baton Rouge, LA, Jason (Dene) Peak, Roswell, GA, Laura (Franklin) Russell, and Zachary (Tiffany) Ison, Harrodsburg. Great-grandchildren include Zane, Tanner and Ashlynn Ison and Peter Russell, all of Harrodsburg; Perryanne, Declan, Moriah and Zephaniah Langford of Zwolle, LA and Noah and Alex Peak of Roswell, GA.; a brother, Raymond (Charlotte) Singer, Cynthiana; and two sisters, Helen B. Vice, Knoxville, TN and Juanita Covington, Lexington.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James E. Singer and Dr. Nelson C. Singer, and a sister, Laverne Webb Whitehead.

Services were conducted Friday, February 7, at Milward - Southland, officiated by Rev. Charles Langford were interment in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers include Zachary Ison, Stewart Ison, Nathaniel Langford, Jonathan Langford, Jason Peak and Franklin Russell. Honorary Pallbearers were Mr. Singer’s architectural colleagues.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington or Mercer County Public Library, Harrodsburg, KY.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the February 13, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

PAUL VANARSDALL

Paul H. VanArsdall, 91, of Harrodsburg, husband of Lucille Fletcher VanArsdall, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Charleston Health Care Center in Danville. 

Born Aug. 1, 1922, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Alford and Delilah Vandivier VanArsdall.

He was a farmer, a World War II  Army veteran and a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, Carl (Marlene) VanArsdall; one daughter, Kay (Craig) Morris; two sisters, Isa Vena League and Viola Rose, all of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Willard and A. D. VanArsdall.

Funeral services were  Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Doug Wesley officiating. Burial with Military Honors was in the Hopewell Baptist Cemetery.

 Pallbearers were Ricky VanArsdall, Wesley Morris, Aiden Mathews, Darrell Waterfield, David Waterfield, Charles Johnston and Johnny Lake.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 801 S. Limestone, Suite E, Lexington, KY 40508-4048

 Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 13, 2014)

 

TONI WELLS

Toni Moberly Wells, 75, of Lawrenceburg, passed away January 17, 2014 at Lexington Country Place.

She is a native of Richmond, and daughter of the late William and Mae Renfro Moberly, and was married to the late Dr. James E. Wells.

Toni was a former co-owner of The Animal Clinic and office manager for Kentucky Stone, both in Lawrenceburg, and secretary to the plant manager at Kulman Electric in Versailles. She was a member of the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church where she served as organist for many years and former Sunday school teacher.

Toni is survived by four children; Danny Wells (Dottie) of Salvisa, Lindsey Wells of Lawrenceburg, Charmayne Williams (Wayne) of Summerville, SC, and Tara Le McGaughey (Steve) of Bowling Green, FL; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

A celebration of Toni's life was held Saturday, Feb. 8, at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church. Rev. Karen Stigall and Rev. Mac Whitnell will officiated.

Arrangements by the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the February 13, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LUCILLE CRASK

Lucille Shouse Crask, 86, of Lawrenceburg died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.

She is the widow of Ancel Newton Crask and daughter of the late Delbert and Betty Kays Shouse.

She formerly worked at Texas Instruments in Versailles and was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Shelby County.

Mrs. Crask is survived by: three children, Laura F. Shouse of Mt. Eden, Michael B. Crask (Kathy) of Harrodsburg, and Connie Crask of Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren, Dan Thomas Shouse (Lori), Jason Michael Crask (Erica), and Andrew Jordan Crask; four great-grandchildren, Clayton Thomas Shouse, Leah Beth Shouse, Axcel and Lyla Crask; and a sister, Aileen Shely (Raymond) of Lexington.

Including her husband and parents she is preceded in death by a son, Jesse Thomas Crask, two sisters, Laura Hulette and Betty Jean Brown and two brothers, John W. Shouse and Roy D. Shouse.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 14, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Temple, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Camp Calvary, 475 Camp Calvary Lane, Mackville, KY 40040.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the February 20, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

DONALD DEARINGER

Donald Allen Dearinger, 19, of Mackville, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

Born March 20, 1994, in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of  David (Juanita) Dearinger of Mackville, and Carolyn (Bruce) Winkler Edmiston of Oxnard, Calif.

He was a Christian, an employee of Wilberts Plastics in Lebanon, a farrier, and a certified scuba diver.

Survivors in addition to his parents include two brothers, Kevin Dearinger and Adam Shoemaker; three sisters, Chrissy Devine, Beth May and Ashley Dearinger; two stepbrothers, Lee and Brandon Leadingham; two grandparents, Ann Dearinger and Peggy (Harry) Anderson and one great-grandparent, Margaret Haag.

He was preceded in death by three grandparents, Donald Haag, Harold Dearinger, and Frank Winkler.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 20, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Visitation Thursday, 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2014)

 

TOM MARTIN

Thomas Stewart “Tom” Martin, 71, of Harrodsburg, died Friday February 14, 2014 at his residence.

He was born February 3, 1943 in Huntington, W. Va., a son of the late Clayton and Ila Mae Rankin Martin.

He was a tax collector for Kentucky state government.

He is survived by a sister, Mary Ann Martin Loy of Columbia; two brothers, James Clayton “Jim” Martin of Lexington and William Allen “Bill” Martin of Harrodsburg.

He is also survived by a daughter, Jessica Furner of Lexington.

He was predeceased by a brother, John Richard “Johnnie” Martin in 1982.

He requested cremation and no services nor an obituary be published.

Cremains will be interred in Hillcrest cemetery at Perryville.

 

ALICE STOCKER

Alice Margarette Kurtz Stocker, 89, of Danville, widow of William G. Stocker Jr., died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

Born May 2, 1924, near Braxton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Price and Mary Susan Giles Kurtz.

She was a 1942 graduate of Camp Dick Robinson High School in Garrard County, and of Saint Nazareth School of Nursing in Lexington. She was a registered nurse, a veteran of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII, the former Supervisor of Surgery at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital in Danville and retired as the plant nurse for Phillips Lighting.

She was the former President of the Danville Chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Association, chair of the American Red Cross blood drives, a Cub Scout den mother, and an honorary Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include four children, William G. (Brenda) Stocker III, Tom (Lori) Stocker, Melissa Anne (Mark) Cross and Robert W. (Rosanne) Stocker, all of Danville; seven sisters Vera Patterson of Harrodsburg, Edith Pearl Matthews and Juanita Wright of Louisville,,Mary Underwood and Ida Belle Hurt of Lancaster, Norma Jean DeVore of Stanford, and Betty Joyce Wooldridge of Danville; one brother, Clell B. Kurtz of Greenwood, Ind.; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and many nieces and  nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Velma Kurtz Carter, Dollie Kurtz Graham; four brothers, Maxwell Kurtz, Bob Kurtz, Fred Kurtz, Harold Kurtz and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 17, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with the Reverend Mark Kurtz officiating.Burial was at Shawnee Run Baptist Church.

Pallbearers were Artie Stratton, Robert Stocker, Tom Stocker, Bill Stocker, Levi Stocker, Clay Stocker,  Adam Stocker and Mark Cross.

Memorial contributions are suggested  to Heritage Hospice.

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2014)

 

JASON PYLES

Jason Douglas Pyles, 30, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 12, 1983, in Muncie, Ind., he was the son of  Eric D. (Joyce) Pyles and Penny Herwehe (Don) Wheatley.

Survivors in addition to  his parents include one daughter, Madelyn Grace Pyles; two sisters, Jessica (Emmanuel) Herwehe of Harrodsburg and Sabrina (John) Cornish of Mackville; and one grandfather.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 15 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Carl McCray officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2014)

 

LLOYD TRIMBLE

Lloyd C. Trimble, 86, of Harrodsburg, husband of Christine B. Roach Trimble, died Sunday, Feb. 16 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care.

Born June 12, 1927, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late William Owen and Olphia Brown Trimble. He was a retired milk distributor for Southern Bell Dairy, a member of the Magnolia Street Christian Church and an Army veteran of WWII.

Survivors in addtion to his wife include two daughters, Katina Marie Trimble of Harrodsburg and Kristie Robin Milam of Versailles; one son, Lloyd Stephen (Mary Jane) Trimble of Danville; one sister-in-law, Margaret Trimble; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Releford, and three brothers, Floyd, Forest and Robert Trimble.

Funeral services were  Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Caleb Penwell officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery

Pallbearers were Bud Isham, Billy Carroll Releford, Mike Sheperson, Zach Milam, Kenny McCoun and Dud Releford.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Humane Society, PO Box 314, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2014)

 

HELEN WELLS

Helen Wells, 70, of Harrodsburg, wife of Ronnie Wells, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at her residence.

Born July 2, 1943, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Ike and Lucille Clarkson Adams.

She was a retired custodian at Modine and a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to her husband include two daughters, Carol Ann (Dale) Peavler of Lawrenceburg, Connie Lucille Gifford of Harrodsburg; two sons: Mark Edward (Robin) Watts of Harrodsburg, Henry “Junior” (Misty) Watts of Lawrenceburg; one sister, Ruth “Annie” (Tommy) Webb of Tompkinsville; two brothers, Joe (Patricia) Adams of Harrodsburg and Robert (Vickie) Adams of Tompkinsville; seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and James “Grizzly” Adams, and one sister, Gladys Guffey.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John David Lane officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Junior Watts, Mark Watts, Joe Adams, Ronald Davis, Dale Peavler and Keith Wilder. Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2014)

 

ELLA ANDERSON

Ella Frances Anderson, 89, widow of Edward Anderson, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.

Born March 8, 1924, in Morgan County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late McKinley and Mamie Stella Burtram Chriswell.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Woodrow Thomas (Jackie) Anderson of Winchester, Dewey Logan (Wanda) Anderson and James Earl (Jan) Anderson, both of Junction City; six daughters Linda Jean (John) Pigg of Berea, Ella Mae McDowell and Naomi Carol Whited of Danville, Clara Marie (Bill) Moran of Va., Eva (Larry) Wheeler of Moreland and Darlene (Lane) Barnett of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Marie Coffman, Beulah Scott and Ina Leona Vest and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Edward Franklin Anderson; one brother, Charlie Ernest Chriswell, and three sisters, Geneva Shearer, Helen Rigsby and Virginia Lee Chriswell.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with Dennis Hisle officiating, burial was in Bellevue Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jim Gies, Troy Gammon, Antonio Bell, Larry Wheeler, Chris Downey and Jon Quinn. Honorary pallbearers were great-grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice P.O. 1213 Danville, KY 40423.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at at www.preston-pruitt.com.

(HH Thu Feb 27, 2014)

 

WILLIAM BOWMAN

William Esco Bowman, Sr., age 79, of Salvisa, died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at his residence.

He was born in Mercer County to Louise Robinson Bowman of Salvisa, and the late John Culvin Bowman.

He was a member of Claylick United Methodist Church and the Lawrenceburg Classic Car Club. He served in WWII with the U.S. Army. He retired from Square D in Lexington and was a supervisor for Trigg in Frankfort.

Besides his mother, he is survived by: a son, William Esco Bowman, Jr., Lawrenceburg; daughter, Deborah Sue (James) Thompson, Salvisa; grandchild, Leslee Louise (David) Elliott, Danville; great-grandchild, Hayden Carter Elliott, Danville; companion, Tara Robinson, Salvisa.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Johnny Hockersmith officiating. Burial followed in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery with full military honors.

Casketbearers were Mike Cox, Lynn Robinson, Stanley Briscoe, Billy Robinson, Garnett Lynn Robinson, and Loren Lancaster.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the February 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

CLIFTON CAMIC

Clifton "Cliff" Camic, age 89, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Mercer County to the late Clay D. and Pearl Belle Stratton Camic.

He served in WWII with the United States Army. He was a member of Pigeon Fork Baptist Church and KY Colonel. He retired from Royal Crown Bottling Company and was self employed as an antique dealer.

Mr. Camic is survived by: his wife of 67 years, Ruby K. Beasley Camic; two sons, Larry D. Camic, Frankfort, and Terry W. (Marilynn) Camic, Winchester; grandchildren, Ashley M. (John) Jones, Lexington, Dr. Clayton L. Camic, Lacrosse, WI, David Shane (Jessica) Camic, Lawrenceburg; great-grandchildren, Avery M. Jones and Henry B. Jones, both of Lexington, and Alexis F. Camic, Lawrenceburg; several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Rachel Lavon Camic and Debra Lee Camic; two brothers, Roy D. Camic and James C. Camic; six sisters, Mary Hungate, Goldie L. Beasley, Pauline C. Kirby, Ruby Robinson, Susie Cox, and Margie Perry.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 21, 2014 the Gash Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ray Cummins and Rev. Grant O'Dell officiating. Burial followed in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Casketbearers were Dr. Clayton L. Camic, David Shane Camic, John C. Jones, Lisco Beasley, Jr., Billy Camic, James K. Camic, Bobby Cox, Ray Perry, and Douglas Perry.

Honorary bearers were Henry B. Jones, Greg Beasley, Jeff Beasley, Allen Beasley, Billy Aldridge, Jeff Barnes, Ralph Carey, Huston Perry, Donnie Sullivan, Albert Tinsley, Danny Lebine, Charles Reese, Gary Reese, George Catlett, and Harold Stamper.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the February 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

TIMOTHY COX

Timothy Wayne Cox, 51, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Lawrenceburg, IN to James E. and Shirley Brewer Cox, of Lawrenceburg.

He was a retired machine operator for General Cable in Lawrenceburg; and a member of Fox Creek Christian Church. He was a bass fisherman, was an accomplished bass guitar player, an excellent photographer, enjoyed woodworking, loved his family, friends, and pets.

Including his parents, he is survived by: his wife, Jill Carney Cox; a sister, Debbie Cox (David) Walker, Salvisa; two brothers, Brad (Crystal) Cox, and Chad (Tess) Cox, both of Lawrenceburg; 11 nieces and nephews and 7 great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elisha Watts.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with James "Bo" Sayre officiating. Burial followed in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Casketbearers were David Walker II, Justin Walker, Grant Walker, Kevin Chilton, John Kearns, and Robert Edington.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the February 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

EUGENE GASS

Eugene Ellis Gass, 79, of Stanford, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 at home.

Born December 23, 1934 in Standing Stone, PA to the late Gordon and Dolly Sweezy Gass, he was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Lincoln County Native American Lodge.

Survivors include: his wife of 15 years: Helen Snow Gass of Stanford; two daughters, Vickie L. York (Jerry) of Westland, MI and Debbie Neikirk of Burgin; one sister, Shirley Mefford (Don) of Peebles, OH; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Regina Rogers.

Funeral service were Sunday, February 23, 2014 with Reverend Brad King officiating.

Both services were held at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Stanford. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Waynesburg.

(HH Thu Feb 27, 2014)

 

MARGARET HULETTE

Margaret R. Hulette, 87, formerly of Burgin, widow of Homer A Hulette, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Bradenton Health Care in Bradenton, Fla.

Born Sept. 16, 1926, in New Amsterdam, Ind., she was the daughter of Albert and Ona Funk Redden.

She was preceded in death by brothers Charlie and Art Redden and sister Catherine R. Trobaugh.

While living in Burgin, they were active members of Burgin Baptist Church, and she worked at Sportleigh Hall and Cricketeer.

They moved to Danville, Va., in 1961, with the construction of a new factory for Corning Glass Works. In 1980, they moved to Pilot Mountain, N.C., where they lived until moving to Ellenton, Fla., in 1989, where they were involved in mission work.

She will be deeply missed by her three children, Joy (Richard) Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; Tom (Joan) Hulette of Ellenton, Fla. and Rebecca (Ronnie) Graves of Roanoke, Va.; her grandchildren, Scott Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; Suzanne Blokland of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Amy Flowers of Roanoke, Va.; Brian Hulette of Hobart, Ind.; Beth Powell of Hebron, Maine and John Hulette of Imperial, Mo.; her 12 great-grand children; her sisters, Marilyn Skaggs of New Albany, Ind.; Dottie Ireland of Corydon, Ind.; Susie (Lawrence) Wernert of Corydon, Ind.; and her brother, Kenneth Redden of Jeffersonville, Ind.

She will be remembered by her family and friends for her deep faith in God, her love of family and her perpetual happy spirit.

PAID

(HH Thu Feb 27, 2014)

 

EVA LAY

Eva Pearl Lay, 71, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 15, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Carrier and Ella B. Vest Carrier.

She was a dietician and cook for Haggin Hospital.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra Jean Lay and Melissa (Mark) Gail Ross, both of Harrodsburg; two sons, Gil (Vickie) Lay of Burgin and Durand (Peggy) Cecil Lay of Mitchellsburg; two brothers, Bobby Lee (Pat)  Carrier of Burgin, Eddie (Crystal) Ray Carrier of W. V.; eight grandchildren; four nephews and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were G. T., Carter and Trevar.

Funeral services were  Monday, Feb. 24 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Larry Moore Sr. officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 27, 2014)

 

ALICE STRATTON

Alice Carolyn Stratton, 82, of Harrodsburg, widow of Maurice Elwood Stratton, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born Jan. 17, 1932, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late George Kenneth and Virginia Dailey Howard Mitchell Stratton. She was a homemaker and a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Kelly June Stratton of Lexington; four sons, David (Linda) Elwood Stratton of Junction City, Steven Mitchell Stratton and Jerry Bruce Stratton, both of Harrodsburg and Michael Shane Stratton of Danville; six sisters, Nancy Beser of Ocean City, Md., Helen Mitchell of Frankfort, Susan Stratton and Gail Arthur, both of Danville and Kay Cloyd and Lana Turpin, both of Harrodsburg; five brothers, Wayne Howard Stratton, Drew Peyton Stratton and Warren Stratton all of Harrodsburg, Kenneth Wayne Mitchell of Lexington and Charles Ricky Mitchell of Saginaw, Mich.; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Olivia Moore, and three brothers, Abraham Lincoln Stratton, Gary Stratton and Delbert Stratton.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Paul and Valerie Stratton officiating. Burial is in the Kirkwood Cemetery, Salvisa.

Visitation Wednesday 5 -8 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Pallbearers are Chris Stratton, Maurice Stratton, Daniel Stratton, Andrew Stratton, Matthew Shannon, Larry Moore and Gregory Stratton. Honorary pallbearers are Mattea Russell, Amy Grider, Susan Hodge, Natalie Stratton, Allison Stratton, Ashton Stratton, Landon Stratton and Kimberly Shannon.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kirkwood Cemetery Fund, 1955 Kirkwood Rd, Salvisa, KY 40372.  

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 27, 2014)

 

JOANN VENTERS

JoAnn Rowland Dean Venters, 80, of Crossville, Tenn., formerly of Harrodsburg, widow of Charles T. Venters and John C. Dean, died Friday at the Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn.

Born Dec. 17, 1933, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Ariah Evangeline (Patrick) Rowland. She was a retired Corning employee and member of the Pioneer Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Jeff Miller Dean of Crossville, Tenn.; two stepchildren, Rita Dean Paynter of Ohio and John C. Dean Jr. of Harrodsburg and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Lewis Walter officiating.

Memorials contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Humane Society, 132 N. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Feb 27, 2014)

 

ROMAY ASHLEY II

Romay Lee Ashley, II, 45, Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

He was born in Lexington on April 26, 1968 to Romay Lee Ashley I and Nancy Parker Aldridge. Mr. Ashley was a self-employed roofer.

In addition to his parents, he is survived: by his daughters, Kayla Ann Ashley of Frankfort, Ashley Nicole Hall and Grace Elizabeth Hall, both of Harrodsburg; his son, Romay Lee Ashley, III of Lexington; his sister, Stella Ashley of Frankfort; and his grandson, Caleb Ashley.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Rd. followed with the burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 6, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald

 

DONNA ELLIOTT

Donna Sue Cornelius Elliott, 68, of Mayfield, wife of Richard Lynn Elliott, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

Born April 9, 1945, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late James Wilson and Sarah Susan Cornelius.

She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught 27 years at Wingo Elementary in Graves County, and a graduate of Murray State University and a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta teaching sorority.

Survivors in addition to her husband include one sister, Marie Cooper of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Fred Cornelius of Murray and David Cornelius of Spokane, Wash., and seven nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Clarence Cornelius.

Graveside funeral services were Saturday, March 1, at Highland Park Cemetery in Mayfield.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of your choice.

(HH Thu Mar 6, 2014)

 

ROBERT HARRISON

Robert Daniel Harrison, 73, of Danville, formerly of Harrodsburg widower of Ruby May Taylor Harrison, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Center in Lexington.

Born March 29, 1940, in Lancaster, he was the son of the late James Cecil and Katherine Estes Harrison.

He was a Lexington Rock Quarry heavy equipment mechanic for the Nicholasville Branch and a Baptist.

Survivors include two sons, David (Carolyn) Harrison of Hustonville and James Harrison of Danville; three sisters, Carlene (Robbie) Carey of Burgin, Gail (Bill) Brickey of Lancaster and Freida Blacketer of Junction City; two brothers, Ernest Harrison of Harrodsburg and Bill (Patsy) Harrison of Burgin; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Gover; one son, Thomas Harrison, and one brother, Ronnie Harrison.

Funeral services were  1 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, at Sims Funeral Services with  Dale Denton officiating.Burial was in the Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were D. J. Stevens, David Harrison Jr., Wayne Blacketer, Rob Griffin, Michael Pickett, Nick Hardin and Blake Hardin.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com

(HH Thu Mar 6, 2014)

 

JAMES MARPLE

James David Marple, 50, of Danville died Monday, February 24, 2014 in Danville. David was the father of Michelle Marple of Danville.

Born March 6, 1963 in Marion County, he was a son of the late James Austie and Jewell Duncan Marple.

David was a member of North Rolling Fork Baptist Church, he worked in construction and served in the Army National Guard for eight years.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by: three sisters and their husbands, Deborah and Donnie Jernigan of Burgin, Kathy A and Steve White of Danville, Vickie and James Massey also of Danville; and one granddaughter, Maleah J. Bailey of Danville.

A memorial service was held Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Wilder Funeral Home, Perryville, by Bro. Joseph Smith. Burial took place in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

You may visit David’s online guestbook at www.wilderfh.com

(Note: This obituary was not included in the March 6, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald

 

BRADLEY SMITH

Bradley Smith, 53, of Rogers Rd. Lancaster, died Saturday March 1, 2014 at KNRC Woodland in Elizabethtown.

He was born November 19, 1960 to the late L. W. and Minnie Grimes Smith.

Bradley was a volunteer fire fighter for Camp Dick for many years, and he started a benefit car show for the American Cancer Society.

Surviving are: two daughters, Shana Stacey(Michael), and Tera Smith, both of Lancaster; two brothers, Marty Smith(Donna) of Nicholasville, and Kevin Smith of Florida; two sisters, Betsy Collins(Donald) of Harrodsburg, and Debbie Hager of Nicholasville. Also surviving are six grandchildren Hannah Perkins, Bentley Stacey, Makayla Smith, Alexis Holloway, Blake Durham, and Brooklyn Durham.

There was a graveside service Tuesday March 4, 2014 at the Day's Cemetery in Lancaster with Bro. Coy Day officiating.

Active pallbearers wee Michael Stacey, Zack Collins, Ricky Lamb, Tommy Preston, Jr. Soper, Mike Stacey, and Jonathan Stacey

(Note: This obituary was not included in the March 6, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald

 

BRENDA CARR

Brenda S. Carr, 59, of Burgin, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 30, 1954, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Laura Frances Walters Carr.

Survivors include three brothers, Johnnie L. Carr of Burgin, Rufus Lee Carr of Mercer County and Glenn D. Carr of Salvisa, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William Michael Carr.

Funeral services were  Tuesday, March 11, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Douglas Lester officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Craig Middleton, Greg Carr, Michael Carr, Tony Sexton, Robert Dean and David Lynn Curtis. Honorary pallbearers were nieces and nephews.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Mar 13, 2014)

 

MARGARET CAMDEN

Margaret Louise Camden, 77, of Harrodsburg, widow of Vernon L. Camden, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danville.

Born Sept. 2, 1936, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Clinton Sr. and Hazel Kurtz Sims.

She retired after 27 years as a bus driver for the Mercer County School System and was a member of the Shawnee Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter Rheda (Dennis) Mayes of Harrodsburg; three sons, Terry (Wyonnette) Camden of Harrodsburg, Clarence Thomas (Nancy) Camden of Burgin and Brack Clinton (Nancy) Camden of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Clinton Sims Jr. of Fla. and Hollie J. (Pam) Sims of Harrodsburg; a sister-in-law, Louise Sims; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, William Sherman Camden, and one brother, Clarence William Sims.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 8, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with the Reverend Terry Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Glenn Clark, Chris Camden, Daniel Camden, Terry Camden Jr., Lee Mayes, Eric Daniel Bast, Justin Johnson and Bill Correll. Honorary pallbearers were Nicholas Mullins, Ashley Camden, Crystal Mullins, Tabitha Correll, Tara Johnson, Nancy League, Jennie Hettrick, Liz Bast and Sara Clark.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Mar 13, 2014)

 

TINA COLE

Tina L. Cole, 50, of Harrodsburg died Friday, March 7, 2014, at her residence.

Born Feb. 12, 1964, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Mary Louise Brown Lyons and the late Aubrey Cole. 

She was a former employee of American Greetings and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to her mother, include one daughter, Brandy Nicole Smalley (Anthony) Allen of Liberty; one son, Tristan X. Cole of Harrodsburg; one brother, Carl (Sue) Cole of Harrodsburg; a stepfather, Junior Lyons; one grandson; two granddaughters and two stepgrandparents.

There are no funeral services scheduled.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Mar 13, 2014)

 

CHRISTOPHER DUFF

Christopher Sage Duff, 33, of Harrodsburg, died March 6, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark.

Born Aug. 6, 1980, in Casper, Wyo., he was the son of the late Christopher Robin “Greek” and the late Martha Gibson Duff.

He was a construction worker.

Survivors include three halfbrothers, Joe Bill Lance of Versailles, Travis Lance of Mt Washington and William Curtis “Curtie” Duff of Harrodsburg;  two aunts, Mary Ellen Duff Gibson and Dixie Lykins Martin. 

He was preceded in death by four  grandparents, Conrad and  Alice Gibson, and Thad and Edna Duff.

Funeral services will be 6 p.m., today, Thursday, March 13, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday until the hour of service.

(HH Thu Mar 13, 2014)

 

WILLIAM GILVIN

William G. Gilvin, 90, widower of Annelle L. Gilvin, proud World War II amputee, father of Peggy, Stephen and Brad, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Jan. 16, 1924, in Carlisle, he was the son of the late Glen Cline and Maude Gillespie Gilvin.

He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a recipient of a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He was a member of Burgin Christian Church, a retired Wade Motor Automotive Parts Manager and a member of the American Legion, VFW and DAV.

Survivors include his children,  Peggy (Jerry) Moss, Stephen (Tommie) Gilvin and Brad (Kathy) Gilvin, all of Harrodsburg; his grandchildren, Jeff Gilvin, Brandee (Matt) Nunez, Hailey (Sid) Newton, Stefanie (Justin) Mason, Chad Gilvin, Wes (Tiffany) Gilvin, Christie (Jason) Devine, Sheri Keeling, Lori (Matt) Horn, Rori (Jeremy) Timmons and Josh (Paige) Gilvin; and his great-grandchildren,  Lauren, Campbell, Ava, Matthew, Cecil, Charlie, Cedric, Kelsie, Chase, Cayden, Carter, Haylie, Ashlee, Stephen, Samuel, Jacob and baby boy Gilvin.

He was preceded in death by one son,  Jerry Gano Gilvin and one sister, Allene R. Gilvin.

Funeral services are 1:00 p.m. today, Thursday, March 13, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with the Reverend Geoff Barrett and the Reverend Josh Snyder officiating. Burial with military honors is in Spring Hill Cemetery with Chad Gilvin, Wes Gilvin, Josh Gilvin, Matt Nunez, Sid Newton, Jeremy Timmons, Jason Devine, Matt Horn and Justin Mason serving as pallbearers. 

Honorary pallbearers are Bud VanArsdall, Bob VanArsdall, Stanley Riney, Mary Alice Holiday, Patsy Hayslett and Charlie Goodlett.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Burgin Christian Church, VFW, or the Shawnee Run Baptist Church Missions.

Visitation 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

Paid

(HH Thu Mar 13, 2014)

 

MARSHIA HAHN

Marshia Hahn, 61, of Harrodsburg, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Feb. 26, 1953, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Henderson H. Hahn Jr. and Nettia Peavler Hahn of Harrodsburg.

She was a member of the Bruner’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to her mother include one sister, Teresa (Larry) Garnett of Brandenburg; one brother, Norman (Marie) Hahn of Harrodsburg, and six nieces and nephews.,

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Darrell Hahnand Nathan Garnett officiating.  Burial was in the Bruner’s Chapel Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Darrell Hahn, Dwayne Hahn, Nathan Garnett, Logan Hahn, Lane Hahn and Steve Hicks.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Mar 13, 2014)

 

CLIFFORD REED

Clifford Gordon Reed, 98, of Harrodsburg, widower of Gertrude Dalton Brown Reed, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his daughter’s residence in Midway.

Born Aug. 29, 1915 in Bohon, he was the son of the late Worley Byford and Beatrice Reed.

He was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School and served in the US Army as a Supply Sergeant during World War II.  He was a Step Master Shoe Company sales representative in Greenup, Ill., and a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church, where he had served as treasurer.

Survivors include one daughter, Myra Ann (Lewis) Prewitt of Midway; one sister, Frances Blunt of Texas; one brother, Kelly Scott Reed of S.C.; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; one nephew and five nieces.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Carolyn Rantz.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 8, at the Harrodsburg Christian Church with Brother Mego Haralu officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Matt Denton, Tyler Alexander, David Prewitt, Mark Schlackman, Tim Ellis, Allen Whitenack, Bill Thomas and Jason Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers were Elders of the Harrodsburg Christian Church, Andy Harris and Georgetta Bailey.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Harrodsburg Christian Church, 305 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu Mar 13, 2014)

 

VERNON RICHARDS

Vernon Elwood Richards, 79, of Hustonville, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the residence of his niece.

Born Sept. 10, 1934, he was the son of the late Willie and Dorothy Snow Richards.

He is survived by two brothers, Larry Richards of Harrodsburg and Tony (Melissa) Richards of Hustonville; three sisters, Ruby Richards of Hustonville, Ina (James) Clark of Central City and Audrey (Donnie) Carman of Kings Mountain, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home with Vola Brown officiating. Burial was in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Noah, Austin and Dennis Cocanougher, Kris Merkel, Brian Carman, Donnie and Brandon Crowe and David Payton.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.wlpruitt.com.

(HH Thu Mar 13, 2014)

 

DEVA EVANS

Deva Mae Brackett Evans, 89, formerly of Danville passed away Tuesday March 11, 2014 in Harrodsburg.

Born May 5, 1924 in Casey County she was the daughter of the late Otis Gale and Gertie May McAninch Brackett.

She worked as a LPN at Kentucky State Hospital for many years and worked at Watson’s Department Store in Danville after retirement from nursing.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Frank Gover, Leo Christerson and Clifton Evans and two brothers, Charles Brackett and Everett Brackett.

Survivors include: a great niece, Sheilah (Marvin) Wells of Danville; four sisters: Eldena (James) Wilder, Axie Brackett, Elaine Heuer and Gail Saunders and 1 brother: Nelson (JoAnn) Brackett, all of Cincinnati, OH.

Services were held Saturday, March 15, at the W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Ernest Fields, Jr. Burial will be Danville Bellevue Cemetery.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 20, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

PAT FAITH

Joseph Patrick “Pat” Faith, 81, of Harrodsburg, husband of Barbara Jo Young, died Wednesday, March 12 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Born Jan. 26, 1933, in Louisville, he was the son of the late Maurice Roscoe and Anna Mae Dolan Faith.

He was a retired Salesman for A. Thomas & Sons Supply and served in the Army during the Korean War.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one daughter, Kimberly Michelle Bowman; one son, Steven Anthony Faith; two brothers, Larry and Richard Faith, all of Louisville; two stepdaughters, Tammy (Jeff) Simpson and Scottie Alford; three grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Anthony Faith.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Mar 20, 2014)

 

CHARLES LAMB

Charles E. Lamb, 80, husband of Gladys Duggins Lamb of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at his residence.

Born Oct. 22, 1933, in Lancaster, he was the son of  the late James Lamb and Sally McQueary Lamb.

He was a member of the Lancaster Fire Department for 37 years, retired from American Greetings and a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Stanford.  He also was a member of the Oddfellows, Central Kentucky Firefighters Association and the Coachman Club.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, Ron (Pat) Lamb of Stanford; two daughters, Sherry (Dale) Taylor of Harrodsburg and Lois (Gilbert) Ray of Lancaster; one brother-in-law Joe (Gale) Duggins of Lancaster; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services are today, Thursday, March 20, at 1:00 p.m. at Ramsey Funeral Home with Lanny Ray, Richard Sebastian and the Reverend Stuart Dawson officiating. Burial is in Lancaster Cemetery. Visitation 5-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Pallbearers are members of the Lancaster Fire Department.

Honorary Pallbearers are Gennie Tillman, Charlie Ray, Daniel Ray, Jason Lamb, Justin Lamb, Aiden lamb, Desi Lamb, Spencer Taylor, Casey Taylor and Brett Baierlein.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ramseyfuneralhome.com.

(HH Thu Mar 20, 2014)

 

J. C. YOUNG

Jesse C. “J.C.” Young, 69, husband of Charlotte Ann Huffman Young of Salvisa, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his residence.

Born Sept 22, 1944, in Salvisa, he was the son of the late Jesse and Edith Davidson Young.

J. C. was a retired farmer and self-employed buisnessman. He was a member of the Salvisa United Methodist Church, a Modern Woodsman and a Kentucky Colonel.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Ann Huffman Young; three daughters, Joetta Young of Danville, Jessica Young of Salvisa, Edith “Brittany” (Chris) Denny of Lexington; one son, Ricky (Stacy) Young of Harrodsburg; one sister, Saundra Powell of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Mike Young of Salvisa, eight grandchildren, Farren Young, Caleb Young, Kaylea Meredith, Kennedy Meredith, Samantha Young, Jessi Young, Micah Arnold and Malachi Arnold.

J.C. was preceded in death by one grandson, Trent Young, and two sisters, Jean Prewitt Hatch and Ann Dean.

Visitation was Friday March 14, 5-8 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers were Chris Denny, R. T. “Tommy” Dean III, Robbie Hughes, R. T. Dean IV, Seth Mayes, Joey Milburn, Jeff Wells, Micah Arnold and Malachi Arnold.

Honorary pallbearers were T. T. Lyons, Junior Yeager, Louis Sea, Donald Green, Hobert Riley, Bobby Lewis, Kenny Hatch, Blair Powell, John Scott Powell, Steve Powell, David Powell and Members of the Salvisa United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were  Saturday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Johnny Hockersmith and Jim Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

 

PAID

(HH Thu Mar 20, 2014)

 

MILITARY RITES

Veterans of Foreign War Post 6935 and American Legion Post 52 conducted military rites for William Gilvin at Spring Hill Cemetery Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Members of the honor guard were Jack Mattingly, Howard Nichols, Buddy Howells, Joe Harlow, Floyd Shirley, Scott Gillock, Curtis Sherrow and Allen Teele.

Active military flag detail, Sgt. Matthew Vincent and Spc. Daniel Butts, are stationed at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

(HH Thu Mar 20, 2014)

 

ANDREA BEST

Andrea Carol “Andy” Best, 69, wife of Tony Best, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born July 9, 1944, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry Kyle and Hazel Wilham Bailey.

She was a retired secretary at Boyle County High School and a member of Benton Baptist Church.

She was active with the Mercer County Relay for Life and was a Sunday school teacher.

Survivors in addition to her husband include two sons, David (Sheila) Best of Harrodsburg and John (Julie) Best of Batavia, Ohio; two brothers, Oscar J. (Nancy) Bailey of Danville and Kyle (Patricia) Bailey of Perryville; five granddaughters and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother Doug Wesley, Dr. Kenneth Whitehouse and Doug Lester officiating. Burial will be in the Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J. L. Devine, Larry Wilham, Marshall Sims Jr., Johnny Bailey, Bruce Catlett, Glenn Best and O. J. Bailey.

Visitation is today, Thursday, March 27 from 5-8 p.m. and after 7 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Mercer County Relay for Life, P.O. Box 411, Harrodsburg, KY  40330, to Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Drive, Danville, KY 40422 or to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

(HH Thu Mar 27, 2014)

 

WILLIAM BOWMAN SR.

William Esco Bowman Sr., 79, of Salvisa, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Mercer County, he was the son of Louise Robinson Bowman of Salvisa and the late John Culvin Bowman.

He was a member of Claylick United Methodist Church and the Lawrenceburg Classic Car Club. He served in WWII with the U.S. Army.  He retired from Square D in Lexington and was a supervisor for Trigg in Frankfort.

Survivors in addition to his mother, include one son, William Esco Bowman Jr. of Lawrenceburg; one daughter, Deborah Sue (James) Thompson of Salvisa; one grandchild; one great-grandchild and a companion, Tara Robinson of Salvisa.

Funeral services were  Monday, Feb. 24 at Gash Memorial Chapel with Brother Johnny Hockersmith and Phillip Lancaster officiating.  Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers were Mike Cox, Lynn Robinson, Stanley Briscoe, Billy Robinson, Garnett Lynn Robinson and Loren Lancaster.

(HH Thu Mar 27, 2014)

 

BRENDA BRANDT

Brenda Weldon Brandt, 71, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 19, 1943, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late William Richard and Wanda Gillispie Weldon.

She was a homemaker and she attended Ellers Memorial Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Lisa (Stuart) Enlow of Danville and Christi Brown of Frankfort; one son,  Travis (Jenifer) Taylor of Frankfort; two sisters, Valeda Harley of Salvisa and Anne Nelson of Harrodsburg, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by one son,  William Thomas “Tommy” Taylor; one daughter, Lori Logue and one grandson.

Funeral services were Friday, March 21, at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Chaplain Lisa Heuser officiating. Burial was in the Burgin Memorial Garden .

Pallbearers were Sidney Alcorn, Mark Stigall, Jimmy Collier, Johnny Dean, Jason Perkins and Luke Austin.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com..

(HH Thu Mar 27, 2014)

 

MICHAEL CONLEY

Michael Conley, 63, of Nicholasville. husband of Charlene Tyree Conley, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Born July 30, 1950, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Clifford and Ruby Jean Trent Conley.

He was a carpet installer for McKenney Floor Covering and was a member of Light House Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one daughter, Christia Conley of Nicholasville and one stepson, Eric Shane Marshall of Wilmore.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Gary Conley and one sister, Judy Conley.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 22, at the Light House Baptist Church with Dan Barnes officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Light House Baptist Church, 105 Shun Rd, Nicholasville, KY 40356.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Mar 27, 2014)

 

CATHERINE MCILVOY

Catherine Hill McIlvoy, 82, formerly of Burgin and Lebanon, widow of James Philip “Phil” Hill and wife of Virgil McIlvoy of Burgin, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born April 5, 1931, in Washington County, she was a former member of Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Harrodsburg and Saint Charles Catholic Church in Saint Mary’s.

Survivors in addition to her husband include four daughters, Phyllis (Ritchey) Brown of Harrodsburg, Donna (Jerry) Peterson of Loretto, Carolyn (Doug) O’Daniel of Lebanon and Laura (Brian) Lair of Mooreland; one son, James (Paula) Philip Hill II of De Forest, Wisc.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Beaulah Smith, Ann Tingle and Mary Alice Carrico and three brothers, Robert, Reuben and Paul Carrico.

Funeral services were Monday, March 24, at Saint Charles Catholic Church in Lebanon with the Reverend James W. Graf officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.  

Pallbearers were Ritchie Brown, Jerry Peterson, Doug O’Daniel, Brian Lair, Linton Brown, Corey O’Daniel, Brandon O’Daniel and Jordon O’Daniel.

(HH Thu Mar 27, 2014)

 

MARSHALL NEAL

Marshall David Neal, "Tower Clock Man" 58 of Stanford, Kentucky died Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Univ. of Kentucky Hospital.

David was born January 20, 1956 in Stanford, Kentucky. He was the son of Faye Lanham Neal and the late Ernest Neal.

He was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his mother, Faye Neal of Stanford; two children, Amber (Jerry)  Conkwright of Harrodsburg and Marshall David Neal, II of Stanford; two grandchildren, Ashlynn Wooten and Jackson Conkwright; fiance, Robin Kruer and her children, Sam Kruer and Emily Peters; Fiance's grandchildren, Adrien and Charlotte Peters; two sisters, Diane Pope and Sharlene ) Bobby) Taylor; one brother, Doug (Rhonda) Neal; several nieces, nephews and cousins survive.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two nieces, Gwen Coleman and Gina Kay Moore.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the McKnight Funeral Home officiated by pastor Tom Lane. Burial was in  Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Chris Pruitt, John Drakeford, James Burnside, Curt Folger,Ronnie Walls and Kenneth Gerkey.

Honorary pallbearers were Casey Smith, Adam Neal, Randy Wilcher and Douglas Wygal.

Memorial contributions suggested to David Neal Memorial Fund in care of McKnight Funeral Home, P.O. Box 97, Crab Orchard, Kentucky 40419-0097.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

DORIS PARSONS

Doris Ethel Parsons, 92, of Salvisa, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Born Feb. 12, 1922 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Clifton Wesley and the late Virginia Springate Parsons.

She was a retired secretary for Dupont Co. and was a member of Salvisa Methodist Church.

Survivors include two nieces; one nephew; five great-nieces and one great-nephew.

Graveside services were Monday, March 24, at New Providence Cemetery with Jim Robinson officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the New Providence Cemetery Fund, PO Box 428, Burgin, KY 40310.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Mar 27, 2014)

 

KENNETH SETTLES

Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Settles, 58, of Springfield, formerly of Mercer County, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born Sept. 10, 1955, in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Roy Kenneth and Martina Thomas Settles.

Survivors include two sisters, Sue Thomas of Lebanon and Doria Baker of Harrodsburg and two brothers, Curtis (Rosa) Settles of Harrodsburg and Danny Lynn Settles of Louisville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Lou Powell and one brother, Donnie Watson Settles.

Graveside services were  Saturday, March 22 at the Evergreen Cemetery IN Willisburg with the Reverend Peggy Birmingham officiating.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu Mar 27, 2014)

 

ROSIE SMITH

Rosie Smith, 85, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born March 13, 1929, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Effie Smith Savage.

Survivors include three brothers Tom (Virgie) Savage, Wayne (Jean) Savage, and Gale (Dianne) Savage, all of Harrodsburg and three sisters, Margaret Savage and Wilma (Gilbert) Stratton both of Harrodsburg and Wanda Godbey of Lawrenceburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Riley.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 25, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother Josh Hardesty officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gilbert Stratton, Travis Hilton, Ronnie Sims, Terry Godbey, William Richardson and Michael Wayne Savage.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Mar 27, 2014)

 

DORA WELLS

Dora Long Wells, 83, widow of Boone Wells, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Born March 22, 1930, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Ott and Eula Prewitt Long.

She was a retired seamstress for the Blue Grass Upholstery Company, a housewife and a Baptist.

She is survived by one daughter, Jody (Fred) Griffin of Lexington, one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Danny Richardson Alcorn; three brothers, Leo, O’Neal and Cecil Long; and four sisters, Edna Sutton, Ruth Surber, Francis Hayden and Reba Hall.

Funeral services were Friday, March 21, 2014 at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother Lewis Walter officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Terry Smith, Bobby Allen Long, Ricky Long, Denny Long, Steve Hayden and David Long.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Mar 27, 2014)

 

LARRY YOUNG

Larry Berry Young, 75, of Lawrenceburg passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

He was born December 31, 1938 in Anderson County to the late Louis Berry and Margaret Elder Young.

Larry was a retired employee of IBM in Lexington and attended Eastern Kentucky University. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he attended the Fishers of Men Sunday School Class and sang in the Hims of Harmony.

He is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Georgia Mae Shouse Young; three children, Teresa Renee (Danny) Cole, Berry Lynn (Barbie) Young, and Eric Scott (Leigh Ann) Young; six grandchildren, Jason Bradley (Shannon) Cole, Jennifer Karen (Josh) Lillpop, Logan Berry (Katie) Young, Kelsey Lauren (Patrick) Richardson, Roston Tyler and Rylie Lain Young; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Paige Cole and Jacie Renee Lillpop; and a brother, Terry Elder (Lexie) Young of Mercer County.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Ehr officiating. Burial followed in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Berry, Eric, Logan and Rostan Young, Danny and Jason Cole.

Memorials are suggested to the Anderson County Relay for Life, c/o Kim Jennings, Commonwealth Credit Union, 1015 Crossroads Dr., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARCELLA ALLEN

Marcella Gay Jordan Stratton Allen, age 74, died Monday, March 24, 2014 at her residence.

She was born in Harrodsburg to the late Harold Garnett and Mary Rivers Johnson Jordan.

She was the owner of Cuts with Class Beauty Salon and was a member of Southeast Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, TN. She was also a member of the Red Hatters Club and St. Clair Senior Center.

Mrs. Allen is survived by: her husband, David Allen, Lawrenceburg; four sons, Troy Allen (Cindy) Stratton and Eric Andrew Allen, both of Lawrenceburg, Anthony Wayne (Milani) Stratton, Fairfax, GA, and Guy Christopher Allen, Calhoun, GA; daughter, Tammy Ruth (Shawn) Stratton Slayton; brother, Johnny (Beverly) Jordan, Danville; sister, Rebecca (David) Pennington, West Liberty, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Gay Stratton and son, Mitchell David Allen.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Jerry Dedman officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Casketbearers were her grandsons, Logann Driskell, Guy Allen II, Nicholas Allen, Camren Wells, Zachary Wells, and Christopher Stratton.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 3, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ARTHUR BOTTOM

Arthur Cleo Bottom, 89, of Washington County, husband of Juanita Derringer Bottom, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at his residence.

Born Jan. 20, 1925, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Robert D. and Ethel Harmon Bottom.

He served during World War II in the Army Air Corps, was a retired farmer and was retired owner of Bottom’s Grocery Store in Deep Creek.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, Joedy (Debbie) Bottom of Washington County; two brothers, Ernest (Nana Lou) Bottom of Mackville and Billy Bottom of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Jewel Bottom of Harrodsburg and Jean (Bill) Casey of Lexington; three grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald Bottom, Bobby Bottom and John Bottom and five sisters, Beatrice Taylor, Doris Perkins, Iderina Elliott, Alma Robertson and Opal Settles.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 28, at Deep Creek Baptist Church with Nelson Reynolds officiating. Burial followed in the Deep Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tracy Bottom, Dustin Bottom, Chris Bottom, Wayne Derringer, Michael Bottom and Mark Wilkerson.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Apr 3, 2014)

 

MARGARET BROWN

Margaret Gillispie Brown, 82, native of Jessamine County born Oct. 28, 1931, to the late Sherman and Ophilia Adams Brown entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 25, at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was preceded in death by brother John Brown and sister Lou Ellen Lackey.

She is survived by nieces: Jane, Doris, Georgia, and Marlene; nephews Joe and Richard as well as numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Her graveside service was held. Friday, March 28, at Shawnee Run Cemetery.

Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home is honored to serve her family.

Guestbook www.hagerandcndifffunerals.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 3, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

DOROTHY BUGG

Dorothy Bugg, 87, widow of Charles Vincent Bugg, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Charleston Health Care Center in Danville.

Born April 3, 1926, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ada Conner White.

She was a retired seamstress with the Jonathan Logan Company and a member of the Doctors Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Larry (Lou) Bugg of Mercer County and Eddie (Pat) Mayes of Danville; one sister, Anna Cross of Danville; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

A private graveside service will be at Spring Hill Cemetery with Brother Matthew Robbins and Ronnie Ping officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Punte Missions, c/o Southside Christian Church, 1950 Danville Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Apr 3, 2014)

 

PATRICIA CLIFTON

Patricia Perros Clifton, 72, died at her home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Born January 28, 1942, in Danville, she was the daughter of the late William Stivers and Ethel Glass Perros.

Pat attended Danville High School, Eastern Kentucky University and Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She retired in 1999 from Ky. State Government Division of Child Support Enforcement in Frankfort.

Survivors include: a daughter, Elizabeth McGuire Clifton (Patrick) O'Leary; and three grandchildren, Dermot, Erin and Declan of Dewees Island, SC. She is also survived by two sisters, Nancy Perros Caudill of Frankfort and Rebecca Oakley (the late Tony) Robinson of Harrodsburg; an aunt, Joan Glass of Danville; a nephew, William Reid Caudill of Lexington and Elizabeth's father, Winston F. Clifton of Barbourville.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Oakley Currie.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 1, at Bellevue Cemetery. The Rev. Peter Doddema will officiate.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation, 138 Leader Ave., Lexington, Ky. 40536 or online at www.uky.edu/GiveNow/pledge.htm.

Stith Funeral Home, Danville, was in charge.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 3, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

DR. JOHN DELANEY

Dr. John F. “Jack” Delaney, 74, of Danville, formerly of Randolph, Vt., husband of Carol L. Delaney, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Born June 4, 1939, he was the son of the late Leonard and Ann C. Falkowski Delaney.

He was a professor at Rutgers and Seton Hall universities and also taught at Centenary United Methodist Church. He served as executive director of Orange County Mental Health Services in Vermont and as ethics chairman of the Vermont Psychological Association, had his own private practice. and served as Rotary president and district governor while living in Vermont.

Survivors in addition to his wife include three daughters, Sharon (Darin Pope) Delaney of Rye, N.H., Heather (Brent) Wagner of Danville and Jennifer (Neal) Boutin of Harrodsburg; one brother, Dennis Delaney of Cheshire, Conn.; four sisters, Mary Lou Sarno, Sophie Ann Silver, Barbara Jean Zupnik and Donna Meyer, all of Connecticut; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Bernadette Rose Delaney.

Funeral services were Monday, March 31, at Centenary United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Quentin Scholtz officiating. Burial was in Danville Memorial Gardens. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.wlpruitt.com.

(HH Thu Apr 3, 2014)

 

JAMES HOOD

James E. Hood, 63, retired plumber for Frantz Plumbing, died Saturday, March 29 at his home.

Born in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Walter Thomas and Ethel Frances Burkhead Hood and was a member of the Versailles Church of God.

Survivors include: two daughters, Darla Hood of Lexington and Lori McKinney of Lawrenceburg; two grandsons, Jacob (Jennifer) Smith and Michael McKinney; a great granddaughter, Riley Jo Smith; a sister, Mearl (Ray) Keeling of Nelson Co.; four brothers, Gene Hood of Florida, Walter (Debra) Hood of Willisburg, Roger Hood of Versailles, and Paul (Lidda) Hood of Campbellsville.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Beulah Jenkins, Rose Burkhead, Betty Lay, Faye Foley, Connie Herrington, Mary Hill, Martha Mae Hood, Darlene Hood, and his brother Marshall Hood.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, with Rev. Frank Layne officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Irvin Manley, Daniel Hood, Josh Hood, Gary Hood, Ronnie Hood, and Larry Woodson.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles Church of God, P. O. Box 552, Versailles, KY 40383.

Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 3, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

DONNA ISHAM

Donna D. Isham, 79, of Harrodsburg, widow of Waldon “Connie” Isham, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her residence.

Born Oct. 12, 1934, in Willisburg, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Irene Keeling Dearinger.

She was a bus driver for Mercer County Schools for 25 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila (Kenny) Caudill and Paula Isham, both of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Eva Mae Satterly of Lawrenceburg and Imogene Devine of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by one son, Doug Isham; two brothers, Raymond and Marvin Dearinger; and one sister, Beulah Young.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John Westerfield and Danny Sallee officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Gooch, Brian Huffman, Kenneth Earl Caudill, Phillip Caudill, Christan Caudill, Billy Humphrey, Shawn Curtsinger, Robert Click, Mark Curtsinger and Brandon Humphrey. Honorary pallbearers are Jacob Click, Chance Lowry, Gary Lay, Tony Dearinger and Danny Satterly.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Apr 3, 2014)

 

J. W. PHILLIPS

J. W. Phillips, age 82, of Bardstown, formerly of Washington County, passed away at 12:00 a.m., Monday, March 31st at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Survivors include: his wife, Ina Mae Clark Phillips; three sisters, Daisy Coulter of Mt. Washington, Dorothy Tarter of Shepherdsville and Judy O’Keefe of Florida; six brothers, Floyd Phillips, Kendall Phillips and Walton Phillips all of Louisville, Harold Phillips of Florida, Hugh Allen Phillips of Mt. Washington and Connie Lane Phillips of Salvisa

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 2, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home in Springfield with burial in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville where military rites were conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 3, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RONNIE POWELL

Ronnie Joe Powell, 50, of Sevierville, Tenn., husband of Barbara Powell, died Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Survivors in addition to his wife include his mother, Jean (Jim) Highfield; his father,  Ronnie (Erma) Powell; one son, Justin Powell; two daughters, Shannon Powell and Holly (Nick) Johnson; one brother, Dr. Michael Highfield; five grandchildren, Austin Powell, Hailey Powell, Tyler Johnson, Bailey Powell and Ashlyn Powell; and a special cousin, Lewis Edward Hale.

Funeral services will be conducted at a later date.  Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PAID

(HH Thu Apr 3, 2014)

 

GEORGE SEXTON

George Earl Sexton, 74, of Danville, husband of Brenda Sue Sexton, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at his residence.

Born July 15, 1939, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Chester Sexton and the late Dorothy Steele Sallee.

He was a retired insurance agent and realtor. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Olekia Shrine Temple.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one daughter, Susan Smith Parks of Perryville; two sons, Steve Ray (Carol) Smith of Frankfort and George E. (Terri) Sexton II of Georgetown; two brothers, Barry Sexton and Scotty Sexton, both of Burgin; two sisters, Mary Jo Keebortz of Burgin and Lori Pike of Texas; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and special friends, Spencer and Molly.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with Lester Tirey officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society, 777 N. Danville Bypass, Danville, KY 40422.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Apr 3, 2014)

 

BETTY TACKETT

Betty M. Tackett, 66, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at her residence.

Born Nov. 12, 1947, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Margie Taylor Monroe.

She was a retired employee of the Harrodsburg Health Care Center and a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheri (Barry) Pike of Danville; one sister, Mary Alma Carmack; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

A private funeral service will be held.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Apr 3, 2014)

 

MARCELLA ALLEN

Marcella Gay Jordan Stratton Allen, 74, of Lawrenceburg, wife of David Allen, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at her residence.

Born in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Harold Garnett and Mary Rivers Johnson Jordan. She was the owner of Cuts with Class Beauty Salon, and a member of Southeast Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Survivors in addition to her husband include four sons, Troy Allen (Cindy) Stratton and Eric Andrew Allen, both of Lawrenceburg, Anthony Wayne (Milani) Stratton and Guy Christopher Allen, both of Georgia; one daughter, Tammy Ruth (Shawn) Stratton Slayton of Lawrenceburg; one brother, Johnny (Beverly) Jordan of Danville; one sister, Rebecca (David) Pennington of Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Billie Gay Stratton, and one son, Mitchell David Allen.

Funeral services were Friday, March 28, 2014, at Gash Memorial Chapel. Brother Jerry Dedman officiated. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Logann Driskell, Guy Allen II, Nicholas Allen, Camren Wells, Zachary Wells and Christopher Stratton.

(HH Thu Apr 10, 2014)

 

WILLIAM CUMMINS

William H. "Boots" Cummins, 85, of Versailles, native of Anderson County, died Sunday, March 30, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

He was the husband of Mildred "Millie" Robinson Cummins, and was the son of the late John and Bessie Montgomery Cummins. Additional survivors include two daughters, Sandra Patnode and Cheryl King, and three sons, Gary Cummins, Buck Cummins, and Keith Cummins.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 2, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles Burial was Saturday in the Ebenezer Church of Christ Cemetery in Salvisa.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

DIANE DUNDON

Diane Milbourn Dundon, 73, wife of James Dundon, died Friday, April 4, 2014, of cancer.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Frank and Bonnie Milbourn.

Diane was a Lexington native, a graduate of Lexington Catholic High School and St. Joseph School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse, and then later in life, co-owned and operated Dependable Business Forms.

Additional survivors include: a brother, C. Bart Milbourn, Burgin; three children, Catherine Dundon Hardin, Michael Dundon and Julia Dundon Tavis; three grandchildren, Cameron Hardin, Joyelle CannCasiato, Avery Tavis; one niece, Leslie Milbourn Lee.

Funeral services wiere conducted Tuesday, April 8, at the Cathedral of Christ the King.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to God’s Pantry or the Cathedral of Christ the King.

Milward – Man O’War was in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RITA ISAACS

Rita Isaacs, 61, of Harrodsburg, widow of Robert “Bob” Isaacs, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 6, 1952, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Frances Satterly Wells and the late Ruel Wells. She was a clerk at Walmart.

Survivors in addition to her mother include two daughters, Bobbie (Danny) Potts of Junction City and Melissa Johnson of Harrodsburg; one sister, Sue Satterly of Harrodsburg; one brother, Ronnie Wells of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Jentry Grace Potts, and a son-in-law, Joe Johnson.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Donny Burton officiating. Burial will follow in the Grapevine Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Potts, Marcus Jenkins, Tristan Hacker, J. R. Harris, Chris Gross and Chris Tharp.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. Friday until the hour of the service.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Apr 10, 2014)

 

NANCY LIVELY

Nancy Lively, 81, formerly of Harrodsburg, wife of William “Bill” Lively, died Monday, April 8, 2014 in Louisville.

Born April 28, 1932, in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Jessie Brown Dorsey.

She was a member of Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.

Survivors in addition to her husband include one daughter, Janet (Alex) Zanetis of Louisville; three sons, Thomas M. (Barbara) Lively of Junction City, Leonard S. (Amanda) Lively of Destin, Fla. and William H. (Pauline) Lively of Irvin; one sister, Linda Gaw of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Hugh Dorsey.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. today, Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Bert Eyster and Jackie Lindberg are officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church, 326 South Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Apr 10, 2014)

 

DONALD MCCLEESE

Donald Keith McCleese, age 66, of Beams Drive, Harrodsburg, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born January 17, 1948, in Lewis County, he was the son of the late Connell McCleese and Alta Mae Kinder McCleese. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Paul, and Robert McCleese.

Don is survived by two brothers, Wilford (Donna) McCleese of Flemingsburg and Marvin (Shirley) McCleese of Leesburg, IN; two sisters, Shirlene McCleese of Flemingsburg and Nancy (Johnny) Skeens of Ashland; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved poodle, Cody Joe.

A retired carpenter and self-employed contractor, Don enjoyed spending time with friends and family on his houseboat on Herrington Lake. A lifelong outdoor enthusiast and expert fisherman, he was the championship fisherman at Herrington Lake for nine consecutive years. Don also enjoyed NASCAR, U.K. sports, and horseracing. He was a member of The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel in Morehead with the Rev. Allan Hutchinson officiating. Burial followed in the Thomas Cemetery in Lewis County. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

JOHN MCGRATH

John Hassel McGrath, 42, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 11, 1972, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Benjamin “Jasper” and Pauline Corman McGrath. He attended Ellers Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Amber McGrath and Brittany McGrath, both of Harrodsburg; two brothers: Ronnie (Marlene) McGrath and Mark (Melissa) McGrath, both of Harrodsburg; four nephews and nieces; one great-nephew and a faithful companion, Betty Lewis of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services were Monday, April 7 at Sims Funeral Services.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu Apr 10, 2014)

 

ANN MCMILLIN

Ann Merriman McMillin, 85, passed away Sunday April 6, 2014.

She was born October 6, 1928 in Mercer County to the late Carl & Alma Hurst Merriman and was the widow of Vernon L. McMillin of whom she adored.

She and her husband were married over 60 years when he passed away in 2010. Mrs. McMillin was a member of the Danville Church of Christ. She was a clerk at the former Hub Frankel Department store, was an excellent cook and enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren.

Mrs. McMillin is survived by: her son, Gary McMillin of Indianapolis; her daughter, Lisa (Mark) Hobbs of Folsom, LA; two grandchildren, Clint (Elizabeth) Cummins and Carrie (Mark) McAdams; three great-grandchildren, Grey Cummins, Luke and Grace McAdams; and two aunts, Willie Mae Hinson of South Carolina and Isabel Royalty of Lawrenceburg.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday April 10, 2014 at the Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home, Danville, with Minister Scott Vifquain officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Mercer County.

Visitation will be Wednesday April 9, 2014 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

BETTY MINK

Betty J. Reynolds Mink, 82, widow of Paul Virgil Mink, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born June 19, 1931, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Lula Catherine Riddle Reynolds. She was a former Gateway employee and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Paula (Charles Scott) Pinkston of Mercer County and Melissa Williams of Harrodsburg; one son, Mitchell Roy (Debra) Mink of Harrodsburg; nine grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Jason Landers and Mitchell Roy Mink Jr.; two brothers, George C. Reynolds and Mack Edward Reynolds and four sisters, Violet Lee Greenup, Lottie Belle Beckham, Catherine Hawkins and Vivian Reynolds.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 9 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother John McDaniel and Brother Rick Bolton officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Doug Williams Jr., Paul Landers, Nicholas Mink, Brandon Mink, Cory Mink and Cody Mink.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Apr 10, 2014)

 

CHARLOTTE RENFRO

Charlotte Catherine Corn Renfro, 88, wife of John W. Renfro, Jr., for 65 years, died Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Born in Harrodsburg, on Nov. 24, 1925 to the late Lucy Eastin and Judge Charles T. Corn, and, also, preceded in death by son, John Chadwick Renfro,

Charlotte is survived by: sons Charles “Chartorn” (Dona) Renfro and Franklin E. (Barbara) Renfro, Lexington; grandchildren: Carol Devine(John-Mark Hack), Sarah Renfro (Kyle Brown), Terrell E. Renfro and Kate Renfro; and great-grandchildren, Ben, Elijah, and Sarah Hack, and Miriam Brown.

Charlotte was an actress extraordinaire, performing at the Guignol, and serving as director of the Lexington Children’s Theater. She loved to write, and enjoyed assisting her husband in raising daylilies.

A celebration of Charlotte’s life will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014, at Central Christian Church, with visitation beginning at 11:00 at the church. Rev. Carol Devine and Rev. Sarah Renfro, granddaughters, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Central Christian Church, the building fund or The Alzheimer’s Association.

Milward Mortuary, Lexington, in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

HUNTER SHEWMAKER

Hunter Berry Shewmaker, 78, of Harrodsburg, husband of Sharon Anderson Shewmaker, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 17, 1936, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Calvin and Hazel Tevis Magee Shewmaker. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, retired as a corrections officer for Kentucky State Department of Corrections and also farmed.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, Berry Todd Shewmaker of McMinville, Tenn. and four brothers, C. M. Shewmaker of Lawrenceburg, Horace Shewmaker of Valdosta, Ga., Tom Shewmaker of Charlotte, S.C. and Robert Shewmaker of Harrodsburg.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Hunter Berry Shewmaker II and Joseph Patrick Shewmaker and a brother, John William Shewmaker.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 5 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Johnny Hockersmith III and Berry Todd Shewmaker officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robbie Shewmaker, Chris Sparrow, Aaron Shewmaker, Blake Shewmaker, Brian Shurr and Steve Morrison.

Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Harrodsburg Christian Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or the Harrodsburg Christian Church, 305 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Apr 10, 2014)

 

OPHELIA SIMS

Ophelia Lee Sims, 82, passed away on April 2, 2014.

She was the daughter of the late Fred and Celestial Sims.

A graduate of Harrodsburg High School and Cincinnati General, she became a Nurse Anesthetist retiring from Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Aside from her career, she enjoyed caring for her beloved family, friends, and pets.

She is survived by a sister, Helen Wise and many relatives and friends. Friends and relatives will gather for a graveside service at Grapevine Christian Church to celebrate a life well-lived.

Arrangements by Milward Mortuary, Lexington.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

HAROLD SMITH

Harold Smith, 86, of Danville, husband of   Elizabeth Mae (White) Smith, died Tuesday at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

Born May 5,1927, in Elliott County, KY, he was the son of the late Willie and Grace Barker Smith. 

He was a retired highway contractor and a member of the Faith Church in Danville.

Harold is survived by: his wife, Elizabeth Mae (White) Smith; a daughter, Dr. Sallie (Greg) Slone of Danville; one son, Malcolm H. (Dena) Smith of Sandy Hook, KY; four granchildren, Dr. Kari (Jonathan) Hart, Dr. Miranda Smith, Camden Slone and, Lauran Slone.

Harold was preceded in death by two Sisters, Goldie Justice and Virgie Potter.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, leading up to the service at 2 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel,  Harrodsburg. Burial will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to Faith Church 4080 S. Danville Bypass, Danville, KY 40422.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ALMA BLACK

Alma Grace Black, 94, widow of Henry W. Black, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Signature Health Center in Clarksville, Tenn.

Born Feb. 24, 1920, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late William Lambert and Ivona Cornish Darland. She was a homemaker and a member of Pioneer Baptist Church. 

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Bell of Clarksville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara Gail Black and Shirley Horn; nine brothers and sisters, Norvie Darland, Onus Darland, Elwood Darland, Marshall Darland, William Darland, Leroy Darland, Eva McGuire, Stella Darland and Jessie Merriman; one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother Lewis Walter officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brian Horn, John Stomberger, Marion Howard, Ross Bell and Patrick Horn.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

ALICE BOSWELL

Alice Rae Oldham Boswell, 65, widow of Jerry W. Boswell Sr., died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Mercer County.

Born April 24, 1948, in Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Nancy Jean Cammack Oldham. She was a former dietary aide at Harrodsburg Health Care Center and attended Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia (Harvie) Moore of Harrodsburg; three sons, Mark (Lorrie) Boswell, Jerry Boswell Jr. and Danny (Lori) Boswell, all of Harrodsburg; one sister, Angela Kay Underwood of Mercer County; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Lee Boswell; one brother, Charlie Oldham and one stepgrandson, Adam Moore.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Larry Moore and Nelson Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tony Boswell, Harvie Moore, Mitch Lake, Larry Settles, Ray Graham and Tyler Boswell.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

WALTER DAUGHERTY III

Walter E. Daugherty, III "Bear", 42, of Burgin, died Tuesday April, 8, 2014.

Born October 25, 1971 in Danville, he was the son of Margaret Hargis Daugherty and the late Walter E. Daugherty, Jr.

Walter was a graduate of Boyle County High School who loved fishing and hunting. He was predeceased by a sister; Bromwynn Daugherty.

Walter is survived by: his mother, Margaret Hargis Daugherty of Stanford; a son, Nathan Daugherty of Stanford; a daughter, Desmond Daugherty of Lincoln County; brothers, Miles G. Daugherty, Trace E. Daugherty, and Jeremy Wilder, all of Stanford; and a fiancé, Gretchen Larkin.

Services will be private.

      Stith Funeral Home in Danville is in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 17, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RALPH DRURY

Ralph L. Drury, 82, of Louisville, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at 10:30 p.m. with family by his side.

He was the son of the late James E. and Susie G. Drury.

Ralph attended the University of Louisville and graduated in 1963 with a Master’s degree in Physics. He married his high school sweetheart, Doris D. Clark, in 1949. During graduate school, he worked in the University of Louisville Heart Lab on a substitute heart. The results were reported in the Journal of Applied Physiology, September 1962. In 1963, he went to work for NASA in Huntsville, Ala. During the next six years he worked as a resident project manager on space engines.

The family really missed their beloved home in Kentucky. After attending a job fair, he was hired by The Courier-Journal as an Engineer in 1968. He worked on new technology and was a leader in the industry developing color printing presses. The Courier won several awards for their color printing using water-based ink in a printing process called Flexo. After 28 years, he retired as Vice President in 1996. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and served as Deacon, Moderator and Trustee.

Ralph was an avid golfer and loved to fish. He and his wife fished from Alaska to Costa Rica and enjoyed many beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the water. He worked on various zoning issues and always supported maintaining the rural setting. At the age of 82, he was still planting trees.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Stillwell.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris; two children, Wayne (Renee) of Seattle, Wash. and Ron (Claire) of Louisville; five grandchildren, Amalie (J.C.) of Chicago, Claire (Karl) Heckenburg and Lee, both of Louisville, Olivia and Alexandra, both of Seattle and one great-grandson, Augustus Lee.

Funeral services were Friday, April 11, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 13800 Aiken Road, Louisville, with burial in the church cemetery. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Continue the Legacy Fund at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 13800 Aiken Road, Louisville, KY 40245-4624.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.RattermanS.com.

PAID

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

RONALD HALL SR.

Ronald Anthony Hall Sr., of Lawrenceburg, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at his residence.

Born July 12, 1963, he was the son of Roger Hall, Lawrenceburg, and the late Daisy Ann Pence Hall.

He was a construction worker for Larry Springate.

He is survived by: his wife of 27 years, Barbara R. Caldwell Hall; a son, Ronald A. Hall Jr.; daughter, Brittany Hall, all of Lawrenceburg; step daughter, Canessa (Kevin) Arzt, Lexington; sisters, Kim (James) Edwards, Harrodsburg, Shelly (Tracy) Hicks, and Tonia (Pete) Chilton; brothers, Roger Hall Jr., and Shannon (Bobbi Jo) Hall, all of Lawrenceburg.

Funeral services wee held Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Robert Logue officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 17, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LORENE HEMBREE

Lorene Lay Hembree, 72, of Harrodsburg, beloved wife of 53 years of Art Hembree, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.

Born on Aug. 9, 1942, in Knox County, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Lay. She was retired from Harrodsburg City Hall and a member of Salvisa Baptist Church and prior to that served more than 20 years as a member of Burgin Baptist Church. Lorene was a tireless fundraiser and event organizer to benefit the American Cancer Society and spent much of the last decade serving as a support system for others with breast cancer.

Lorene is survived by her daughter, Trina (Jeff) Sheets of Lexington; son, Kirk Hembree of Harrodsburg; and grandsons, Tyler Hembree and Neal Wells of Lawrenceburg.  She is also survived by her sister, Irene (Clifford) Payne of Somerset; and brothers, Kenneth and Delphus Lay of Barbourville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, J.D. Lay of Knox County.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Salvisa Baptist Church with Dr. Jason Clark officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery with the Reverend Danny Hembree officiating. Brian Hembree, Chris Hembree, Chris Lay, Greg Lay, Gary Miles, and Randy Payne served as pallbearers.

Charitable contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718 and/or Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

PAID

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

CLEO LINTON

Cleo Rice Linton, 82, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday April 8, 2014 at Christian Care Center in Lancaster.

Cleo was born March 9, 1932 in Lancaster, to the late Morris and Marailda Harlan Rice.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, and a dedicated usher. Cleo worked at corning glass, Garrard County HS cafeteria and Jake Jacobson Furniture.

Surviving are: three daughters, Patricia Penix (Willliam) of Harrodsburg, Donna Hocker (William) of Lancaster and Hattie Evans (Carl) of Lafollette TN; one son, Albert Linton(Tina) of Dayton OH; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-granchildren; one niece, Delois(Dee) Welch; two nephews, Glen David, and Antonio Smither; one brother-in-law, George Hudson; and a host of cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Linton who were united in marriage on August 8, 1957. Cleo was also preceded in death by a son, Morris C. Linton, a daughter, Bonnie Sue Rice, a step-son, William L. Linton Jr., step-daughter Barbara Ray, and two brothers, Mack Cunningham, and John L. Burton.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday April 12, 2014 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. David McPherson officiating.

Active pallbearers were Lamont Linton, William M. Penix, William J. Linton, Antwoine Linton, Cody Linton and Chris Linton.

Honorary bearers were Gary McPherson, Caleb Merritt and Stevie Baker

      Spurlin Funeral Home in Lancaster was in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 17, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARK SMITH

Mark Anthony Smith Sr., 57, husband of Angela Dawn Chambers Smith, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born May 29, 1956, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Herman and Mary Elizabeth VanDyke Bradshaw. He was a member of the White Oak Pentecostal Church in Garrard County and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Mark A. Smith Jr. of South Point, Ohio and RaShaun Don Smith of Boyd County; two daughter, Raychael Chambers and Rebekkah Smith, both of Boyd County; three brothers, Steve Smith, Cecil (Beverly) Smith and Tilton (Lois) Bradshaw, all of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Mary (Jerry) Bedinger, Loretta (Robert) Bean and Sandy VanDyke, all of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers. John Wiley Smith III and Gary Smith.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

CHERYL PITTMAN

Cheryl Denise Pittman, 55, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Born July 8, 1958, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Jack J. and Nellie Lanham Watts. She was a sales clerk for Walmart.

Survivors include one daughter, Crystal Madden of Guntersville, Ala.; one son, Daniel Holifield of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Darlene (James) Wilson of Danville; one brother, Jack Boyd (Sharon) Watts of Danville and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Bobby Logue officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tyler Watts, Steve Hamlin, Daniel Holifield, Terry Bugg and Monty McRay.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

KENNETH STEPHENS

Kenneth Craig Stephens, 58, of Harrodsburg, husband of Melody “Bitsy” Lyons Stephens, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at his residence.

Born Jan. 19, 1956, in Middletown, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Douglas and Carolyn Jenkins Stephens.  He was a sales representative for the R.E. Michel Heating and Air Co. in Lexington, a former employee of Kaybee Toys in Danville and a member of the Harrodsburg Church of Christ.

Survivors in addition to his wife include three daughters, Leslie (Jason) Drury of Louisville, Judith (Kyle) Rupp of Nicholasville and Rachel Stephens of Danville; four sisters, Judy (Penny) Derringer of Harrodsburg, Toni (Genie) Sims of Harrodsburg, Patty (Tom) Edwards of Richmond and Charlene Stephens of Paris; two brothers, Gene (Liz) Stephens of Lancaster and Randy Stephens of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Smith.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Sims Funeral Services with James Hahn, Keith Greer and Tom Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Derringer, John Derringer, Chris Clark, Brock Sims, Adam Hartman, Ben Hartman, Eric Lyons and John Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today, Thursday, April 17, at the funeral home and from 7 a.m. Friday until the hour of the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

JOHN AKERS III

After a lifetime of serving God, the Reverend John Shelley Akers III joined his heavenly Father on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at approximately 1 p.m. 

The Reverend Akers was born Nov. 11, 1932, in Lexington. He served as Vicar of St. Philips in Harrodsburg, where he met his wife, Sandy. 

His life will be celebrated at a place he dearly loved, The Canterbury School, at 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd., Greensboro, NC 27455 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  

A reception will follow the service and the family will receive friends.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 607 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401; to  The Canterbury School, or to Wellspring Retirement Community Benevolence Fund, 4100 Well Spring Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410.

A more detailed obituary may be found at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

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(HH Thu Apr 24, 2014)

 

DORIS BOSWELL

Doris Wiley Boswell, 82, widow of Alton Bruce Boswell, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born July 31, 1931, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Lytle and Sarah Hawkins Wiley.

She worked at Cowden Manufacturing in Springfield.

Survivors include two sisters, June Wiley and Blanche Wiley Watts, both of Harrodsburg; two nephews, Sam (Brenda) Watts of Mercer County and Ron (Dixie) Watts of Grayson; two great-nieces; one great nephew; two great-great-nieces and one great-great -nephew.

She was preceded in death by two children, Robert Bruce Boswell and Judith Jean Boswell.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Peters Cemetery in Mackville with Brother Rylan Allen officiating.

Pallbearers were Brennan Boswell, Chris Boswell, Sam Watts, Ron Watts, Bo Bottoms, Brian Watts, Donald Wile, Harry Wiley and Aaron Moore.

Memorial contributions are suggested to to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL  60693-5120.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Apr 24, 2014)

 

GEORGIA BROWN

Georgia Brown, 102, of Salvisa, widow of Jesse  Brown, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.

Born May 20, 1911, in Taylorsville, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Lillian Overstreet Waterfill.

She was a retired Machine Operator for Cricketeer Manufacturing, worked at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, was a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel and a Kentucky Admiral.

Survivors include two daughters, Louise Woolums of Lexington and Nancy Yeager of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Mary Shepherd of Lexington and Wilma Thompson of Lawrenceburg; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pat Conn and Ora Ray, and four brothers, Kenneth Gash, Marshall Gash, J. W. Waterfill and Eugene Waterfill.

Funeral service were 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Chad Horn officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Derrick Doughty, Jimmy Yeager, Billy Yeager, Gary Yeager, Dale Woolums, Buddy Yeager, Matt Yeager, Andrew Yeager and Trey Yeager. Honorary pallbearers were great-grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Apr 24, 2014)

 

JERRY CUMMINS

Jerry Cummins, 57, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

(HH Thu Apr 24, 2014)

 

VIVIAN LANDRUM

Vivian VanBever Landrum, 86, of Harrodsburg and Naples, Fla., wife of John W. Landrum, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long struggle with cancer, on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Born on Feb. 5, 1928, in Pineville, she was the youngest of 11 children of the late Sam and Margaret VanBever.

She attended Transylvania University in Lexington for one year and then transferred to Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, La.  After graduation, she taught school in Lynch and Harlan and in the Harrodsburg School system when they moved here in 1952.

On Dec. 31, 1949, she married John W. Landrum, her husband of 65 years. In 1952, they arrived in Harrodsburg in a small plane piloted by John, bringing only suitcases of clothes and one piece of furniture she had given her husband for his birthday. Thus began her lifetime spent in service to her church, to education, to people and to furthering history and restoration projects in Harrodsburg and Mercer County.

Vivian said in an interview several years ago that she wanted to be remembered  “as a caring and loving Christian.” Soon after settling here, she and her husband established their membership in the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church where she was active in all aspects of the church, including singing in the choir, something she had done since the age of 8 wherever she lived and continued until several years ago.

In 2004 she was one of three Kentuckians honored by the Wesley Village Senior Living Community in Wilmore as an “Outstanding Methodist Woman of the Year” at their Heroes, Saints and Legends Awards Banquet.

After getting settled in Harrodsburg, she furthered her interest in flying by taking lessons from her pilot husband and soloed under his supervision, logging over 400 hours of flight time from the late 1950s to the early 1980s, an accomplishment not too many small town housewives could claim at that time. Both Vivian and John gave generously of their time in flying friends and family all over the country and abroad.

Her involvement in the community included serving on boards and committees of groups that she had a particular interest in. Local theater was always a passion of hers and she gave of herself generously to the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, Ragged Edge Community Theatre and “The Legend of Daniel Boone,” both in Harrodsburg.

She faithfully traveled to her home town of Pineville every year to serve on the board of the Mountain Laurel Festival and to help celebrate its weekend activities. Through her membership in the Junior Department of the Woman’s Club of Harrodsburg, she was instrumental in the early efforts  to bring restoration to both Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill and Morgan Row for the Harrodsburg Historical Society. She was also on the board of the Kentucky Historical Society.

She was a founder and lifetime board member of the Christian Life Center in Harrodsburg. Additionally, she was instrumental in supporting the founding of the local Central Kentucky Christian School and the Harrodsburg Community Church.

Other community interests were the Mercer County Health Department, the Mercer County Public Library and the Wilderness Trace YMCA of Mercer and Boyle Counties.

Both swimming and tennis were passions of hers and she participated recreationally and competitively in both sports, bringing home many awards and trophies. She was a member of the United States Tennis Association League in both Kentucky and Florida.

Vivian and John usually spent the winter months in Naples, Fla., where they owned a home. It was there that she could truly relax and enjoy walks on the beach, tennis and swimming and her favorite pastime – fishing.

Survivors include her husband and a son, William Bibb (Erin) Landrum of Los Angeles, Calif.

She was preceded in death by one son, John VanBever Landrum, in 2012. Other survivors include Van Landrum’s widow, Joy, and their three grandchildren, Sara Catherine Landrum, Alex VanBever Landrum and Eli William Landrum. Of her 10 siblings, only one remains, Catherine Tye of Naples, Fla.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Ransdell Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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(HH Thu Apr 24, 2014)

 

DOUGLAS PINKSTON

Douglas Donald Pinkston, 60, of Mackville, passed away at 9:56 a.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born in Harrodsburg on June 14, 1953, to Donald and Norma Logsdon Pinkston, he was a member of the Mackville Christian Church where he served as a deacon and assistant Sunday School Superintendent and was a former Sunday School teacher.

He was a graduate of Washington County High School, retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation and was an employee of Owens Trucking Company of Danville.

His father, Donald Pinkston, preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 2012.

Survivors include his wife, Pam Lewis Pinkston; two sons, Matthew (Anita) Pinkston of Springfield and Chad Pinkston of Danville; three grandchildren, Malachi Pinkston, Nathaniel Chapman and Alyssa Pinkston; his mother, Norma Pinkston, of Mackville and a sister, Debbie (Dan) Back of Lexington.

Funeral services were  2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22 at the Mackville Christian Church with Brother Jim Cooper, a former minister of the Mackville Christian Church, officiating. He was assisted by Brother Rylan Allen, the church minister.

Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Goatley, Jim Crouch, Kelly Coulter, Eddie Young, Everett Lee Russell, Glenn Arnold, Marty Hatchett, Dwight Simpson, Carl Gabhart and Terry Warner.

Casket bearers were Justin Reynolds, Cody Young, Aaron Moore, Kevin Russell, Jarrod Russell and Justin Hatchett.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

PAID

(HH Thu Apr 24, 2014)

 

JOHN SUTHERLAND

Col. John Lewis Sutherland, 76, passed into the arms of God on Monday, April 14, 2014.

John was born August 30, 1937, to Alice and Roy Sutherland in Harrodsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, baby sister, Sally and daughter, Brooke.

Survivors include one brother, Thomas (Maria) Sutherland; a daughter, Suzanne; a grandson, Jon-Carlos Vega and his family of California; and his loving wife of 28 years, Jo Ann.

A graduate of Harrodsburg High School and the University of Kentucky as a Political Science major and member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, he later graduated from the United States Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Penn.

John began his insurance career in 1966, having formed Sutherland Insurance Company and with Traveler’s Insurance, and moved to Houston, Texas. He was already serving his country in the U.S. Army.

In his final years he combined selling Medicare supplement packages to senior citizens and serving the  Army Reserves. In total active Army and reserves, John served over 37 years, attaining the rank of colonel, serving as commander of the 75th MAC in Houston, and was called to duty during Operation Desert Storm.

He and his wife Jo Ann served as officers in the ROA and ROAL, he as Texas State President (ROA) and Jo Ann as Houston ROAL President and Texas State Chaplain. They served as host and hostess of the ROA/ROAL National Convention held in Houston, and John received the honor of the Meritorious Service Award for outstanding performance of duty.

John was of great service to his community as well and most of all to his beloved Grace Presbyterian Church, where he and Jo Ann became members on Easter Sunday in 1986. There John served as Elder and head usher and participated on numerous committees such as STC, worship, music, missions and interfaith service teams.

He loved working with the Encore Choir, the “Gathering,” vacation bible school and special needs camps (using his musical talent) and Project 180.

He was a Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader and Grace honored him with a proclamation of thanks for his service to church and community. John also received several President’s USA Volunteer Service Awards.

In the community John was a rotarian and served with Jo Ann at West Houston Assistance Ministries. He was proud to be a lifetime member and lifetime committeeman with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for 32 years on the Breeders Greeters Committee.

Colonel John loved serving others. A true Christian “people person,” he was known for his musical abilities, writings, oratory gifts, leather crafts, woodworking, tailoring and compassion for others.

Special thanks go out to the Family of Grace, the Clergy, doctors and nurses, Vitas Hospice, His beloved Band of Brothers, and the Lakeside Women’s Club.

Very special recognition goes to Dr. Rachel Theriault, M.D. Anderson (Katy-Oncology), the wonderful neighbors (the Gross and Hadley Families), the Elizabeth McGee family, Ann and Bill McIntire, Linda and John Wolfe, Kay and Barry Thompson, Mrs. Mary Ann Jackson and Ms. Nancy Reed.

In lieu of flowers, remember Grace Presbyterian Church, the Gathering, the Encore Ministry, the music program, or West Houston Assistance Ministries.

Military services will be held at the Houston National Cemetery on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Michael Fry and Chaplain Jim Mayer (Colonel USAR, 75th MAC) officiating.

A memorial service will be at Grace Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary with the Rev. Sam Knight, The Rev. Dr. Michael Fry and Chaplain Jim Mayer officiating.

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(HH Thu Apr 24, 2014)

 

COLLOS ABRAMS

Collos Abrams, 82, passed away Sunday April 27, 2014.

Mr. Abrams was born July 5, 1931 in Spencer County to the late Albert and Mattie Perry Abrams and was the husband of 58 years to Violet Jenkins Abrams.

Mr. Abrams was a member of the Harrodsburg Church of God, a Veteran of the United States Army, and was retired from G.E. in Frankfort. He was a Little League baseball and basketball coach, enjoyed fishing and music, and most of all loved his church and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Violet, he is survived by two sons, Mike (Jennifer) Abrams of Junction City, Mitch (Jill) Abrams of Portland, TN, a daughter Pam (Eddie) Kendall of Danville, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Abrams was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday April 30, 2014 at the Harrodsburg Church of God with Glen Daugherty and Ronnie Ping officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church after 11 a.m. Wednesday and from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday April 29, 2014 at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chad Patterson, Brian Nevius, Chad Hill, Johnny Burkhead, Rex Burkhead, Todd Burkhead, Scott Yates, and Wayne Roberts.

Honorary bearers will be: Norris Burkhead, Huston Burkhead, Brent Kendall, Hunter Abrams, John Paul Bailey and all of Mr. Abrams grandchildren.

A memorial tribute is available at www.preston-pruitt.com.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the May 1, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

KEITH BABER

Keith C. Baber, 69, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at his residence.

Born Dec. 22, 1944, in Surrey, England, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Grace Edith Davis Baber.

He was a retired employee of the Avon Co., a former employee of Harrodsburg Police Department and the Mercer County Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include three daughters, Kim (John) Warren of Salvisa, Clare (Steve) Wills of England and Karen (Bruce) Macdiarmid of Canada; a stepdaughter, Helen Baber of England; one sister, Jill Mountain of England and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Loraine Smith and two brothers, David and Roger Baber.

Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Mercer Church of Christ.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu May 1, 2014)

 

STEVEN CRAIG

Steven Craig, 59, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at the University of Louisville Hospital.

Born April 26, 1954, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Oscar Marion and Ruby Eunice Hurst Craig.

He attended Living Waters Church.

Survivors include his fiancée, Bianca “Spring” Freeman of Lexington; three daughters, Melissa Jean Craig of Louisville, Kylee Hope Craig and Bella Faith Craig, both of Lexington; one stepson, Keegan Freeman of Lexington; two stepdaughters, Bailey Freeman of Lexington and McKenzie Freeman of Harrodsburg; one brother, Chester Craig of Harrodsburg; one sister, Anita Bowman of Harrodsburg; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Haston Wilham Jr.; two sisters, Linda Holt and Geneva Rider and one grandson, Patrick Craig.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 29, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Rod Laymon and David Hysong officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Rider Jr., Chester Craig Jr., Willie Turpin Jr., Patrick Kerrick and Clayton Devine.

(HH Thu May 1, 2014)

 

JERRY CUMMINS

Jerry Lee Cummins, 57, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born April 9, 1957, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Sallee Cummins. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include one brother, John V. (Kimberly Kallal) Cummins of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.; a special friend, Michelle Durham of Harrodsburg; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be noon Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Andy Mikels officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 1, 2014)

 

SHARON DRURY

Sharon Christina Drury, 57, of Harrodsburg, wife of Gary Drury, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born March 6, 1957, in Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William Francis and Christina Joyce Pearson Bowers.

Survivors in addition to her husband include two sons, Kyle and Tyler Drury, both of Harrodsburg; one brother, Peter William Bowers; one sister-in-law, Becky (Danny) Jones of Frankfort; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are 6 p.m. today, Thursday, May 1, at Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Chris Darland and Israel Tracy officiating.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. today until the hour of the service.

(HH Thu May 1, 2014)

 

STEPHEN EDWARDS

Stephen Wayne Edwards, 65, formerly of Burgin, husband of Connie Reynolds Edwards, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Born Jan. 30, 1949, in Boyle County, he was the son of Frances Marie Willoughby Edwards and the late Grandville Davis “Pete” Edwards. Stephen was a 1967 Boyle County High School graduate who worked for 30 years at Bellsouth.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and belonged to VFW Post No. 3634. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sitting on his front porch and cooking. He is predeceased by two sisters, Janice Edwards Carey and Sandy Edwards Yates.

Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include one son, Frank (Jennifer) Edwards of Burgin; one daughter, Stephanie Edwards of Burgin; one sister, Dianne Edwards of Danville, two brothers-in-law, Billy Carey and Jr. Rogers; three sisters-in-law, Peggy Hooper, Diane Daugherty Reynolds and Sandy Rogers; five grandchildren, Dakota, Justin and Reiley Feeback and Lauren and Laynee Edwards and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City. Burial was in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Frank Edwards, Dakota Feeback, Justin Feeback, Billy Carey, Curt Williams, Landon Rogers, Jeff Carey and Jr. Rogers. Honorary pallbearers were Reiley Feeback, Lauren Edwards, Laynee Edwards, Alan Edwards, Jason Carey and Jarrod Conn.

Memorial donations are suggested to lung cancer research.

The online guestbook is available at www.stithfuneralhome.net.

PAID

(HH Thu May 1, 2014)

 

DONALD ESTES

Donald Maurice “Don” Estes, 60, of Harrodsburg, husband of Cathy Currens Estes, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at his residence.

Born Sept. 2, 1953, in El Paso, Texas, he was the son of the late Chuck Estes and Ruth Shunkey Barry.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1973 and was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Norma Estes of Lexington and Kelli Estes Winkler of Linden Hurst, N.Y.; two sisters, Joyce Nunez of California and Sandy Dotson of Missouri; one brother, Charles Hough of Alaska; stepfather, Joe Barry of California; stepmother, Evelyn Kratzer of Arizona; one stepsister, Wendy Barry of California; two stepbrothers, Nevin Kratzer and Curt Kratzer, both of Arizona; special friends, Bill “Hitch” Jarvis and Mac Allen and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Justin Michael “Dutch” Estes.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Lewis Walter officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu May 1, 2014)

 

GERALD GROVES

Gerald Ernest Groves, 83, of Shelbyville, Kentucky, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Louisville.

He was a native of Cumberland, MD and was a retired Field Technician for GE. He was a member of the Kingsley Methodist Church in Cumberland, MD. He was a veteran of the US Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry E Groves and Grace P Zimmerly Groves and several brothers and sisters, his wife Charlotte J. White Groves and their daughter, Denise Ware and great grandson Micheal A. Johnson.

He is survived by: his daughter, Connie Johnson (Wayne) of Waddy; stepdaughter, Debbie Hammond (Fred) of Harrodsburg; his stepsons, Mike Johnson of Taylorsville, and Eddie Johnson (Ann) of Orlando, FL; his sister, Grace Light of Cumberland, MD; his grandchildren, Christy, Keith, Sammy, and Chris Johnson, Josh Abeyta, Eddie Johnson, Jr., and Janie Ware Jeffcoat (Justin), Jana and Joseph Mounce; and his great-grandchildren, Mercades and Whitney Jeffries, Chasity Redfern, Elizabeth and Vanessa Watkins, Joshua Johnson, and Brandon, Paqustine, Dylen, Angelica, Christopher, Caleb, Christopher "Sketer", Nathan Johnson, Devin Mounce and Jacob Wren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday, April 30th at the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Rev. Robert Cable officiating.

Expressions of sympathy: Hosparus of Louisville, P. O. Box 35425, Louisville, KY 40232.

(HH Thu May 1, 2014)

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the May 1, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

JAMES PYLE

James Lee Pyle, 73, husband of Janet L. Meyer Pyle, of Harrodsburg, formerly of Hustonville, Danville and Junction City, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born April 19, 1941, James was the son of the late James Ivan and Avanell Craig Pyle.  He was a 1958 Danville High School graduate and served with the Seabees in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He was a member of the Danville Masonic Lodge, Knights Templar Olieka Shrine, American Truck Society and Historical Construction Equipment Association.

During a long, productive career, James earned three patents on materials-handling equipment. In the 1960s he contributed to the steel construction of several Danville buildings including the Centre College Library, the old CVS and the old A&P. Starting in the 1970s, Jim Pyle Inc., designed and built coal crushers, breakers and washers. With his brother, he owned and operated Standard Metals, a company started by their father and Ponderosa Speedway. While self-employed at Production Design Inc., James designed and installed plants for the rock quarry and poultry industries.

Additional survivors besides his wife include two sons, Christian Lee (Tammy) Pyle of Lexington and Brian Meyer (Tammy) Pyle of Harrodsburg; one sister, Haldis E. Pyle of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two grandchildren; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles H. Pyle.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Noel Zamora officiating.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

To share your memories or to leave a message with the family, please visit www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

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(HH Thu May 1, 2014)

 

BEATRICE WALTERS

Beatrice Lee “Bee Bee” Walters, 97, widow of Clyde Walters, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care. 

Born August 4, 1916 in Mercer County she was the daughter of the late Brown and Viola Hurst Dennis.

She was a retired Burgin School System employee and a member of Burgin Baptist Church who enjoyed her family.

Survivors include: one son, James David Walters of Mechanicsville, VA; two daughters:  Mary Jo (Roy) Bowling of London and Lou (Larry) Bugg of Burgin; one sister-in-law, Ruby Dennis of Lexington; one brother-in-law,  Delbert Walters of Danville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;  two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Yates and Betty Brummett, one brother:, Carlos Dennis, one grandchild, Jan Bowling Duncum and one nephew,  Bob Ballard. 

Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Kenny Speaks officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Cody Duncum, Zach Duncum,  Greg Duncum, Ronnie Watkins, Chris McCowan, Will McCowan, Tanner Lozier, Phillip Lozier, Jamie Walters and David Walters.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Burgin Baptist Church, 433 N. Main St., Burgin, KY 40310 or to the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care, 464 Linden Avenue, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

To share your memories or to leave a message with the family please visit www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the May 1, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RONALD BURTON

Ronald Lee Burton, 67, husband of Brenda Louise Green Burton, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Born in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Willie Ray Burton and Lorene Stinnett Burton.

He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church, was retired from IBM and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: one son, Stephen Lee (Gayle) Burton; one daughter, Andrea Gaile (Chris) McKinney; one sister, Marsha (Dan) Patton and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Billie Ann Burton.

Funeral services were Monday, May 5, at Betts and West Funeral Home in Nicholasville with Pastors John Birchett and James Heard officiating. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Stephen Burton, Randy Green, Daniel Green, Ethan Burton, Will McKinney, Stanley Stinnett, Mark Noel, Chris McKinney and Allen Bradley. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Green, Wesley Stinnett, Chadwick Noel, Andrew Auxier and Davey Noel.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.

(HH Thu May 8, 2014)

 

LITTLE BUTZIN

Little Bear Butzin, stillborn son of Johnathan Butzin and Heather Black, died Tuesday, April 28, 2014.

Survivors in addition to his parents include maternal grandparents, Lynn and Mary Lou Henry of Harrodsburg; maternal great-grandparents, James and Faye Howey of Harrodsburg; paternal grandmother, Barbara Butzin of Lexington; paternal great-grandparents, Richard and Jeanie Burzawa of Michigan; three uncles and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Danny Butzin.

Private funeral services were Saturday, May 3, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother Lewis Walter officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 8, 2014)

 

JOAN DEVINE

Joan Elizabeth Hardin Devine, 57, of Harrodsburg, wife of Billy Gene Devine, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Stanford.

Born May 4, 1956, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Bessie Phillips Hardin. She was a member of the Ebenezer Church of Christ.

Survivors in addition to her husband include: two sons, Billy Gene Devine II and Matthew Dylan Hardin, both of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Jennifer Lee Devine of Danville; two sisters, Jean Hardin of Harrodsburg and Barbara Davis of North Carolina; two brothers, Floyd (Ann) Hardin and Eddie Hardin, both of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. today, Thursday, May 8, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bobby Logue officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Sherrow, Rick Savage, Alex Sherrow, Shaun Tharp, Derrick Lang and Kevin Tharp.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service today, Thursday, May 8, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 8, 2014)

 

DONALD GOODLETT

Donald G. Goodlett, 78, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 2, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Donald was a life long resident of Jessamine County and the widow of Betty Clare Goodlett who died in 2012.

He was a native of Mercer County born Sept. 22, 1935, to the late Charlie and Cora Goodlett.

He was retired from IBM where he was an expeditor, was a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church in Mercer County loved gardening, farming and traveling.

He leaves his memories with his son Todd and wife Terry and the apples of his eye his grandsons Michael Todd and Stephen. Other survivors are sisters Barbara Jean Blackburn, husband Carl, Linda Mitchell, Brenda Drury, husband Bob, Gaye Goodlett, brothers Leon Goodlett, wife Imogene, John Alvin Goodlett, wife Shirley, Tommy Lee Goodlett wife Pat, Jerry Wayne Goodlett, wife Charlene, Cleo Goodlett, wife Patty, and Michael Goodlett, wife Karen, sisters-in-law Carol and Betty Goodlett, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers Charles, David, and James Goodlett.

A Service of Remembrance was held Tuesday, May 6, at the Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville. He will be laid to rest with full military honors at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Honoring him as pallbearers were Michael Todd Goodlett, Hunter Dean, Donnie Goodlett, Stephen Dwight Goodlett, Fray Duncan, and Jay McDowell.

Honorary bearers were Kevin Corman, John Robert and Linda Lowery, Clay Corman, Tommy Garrett, Jerel Dennis, Eddie Kegley, and Scott Pierce MD.

Flowers are welcome but donations may be made in his memory to the Leukemia Foundation.

Guestbook www.hagerandcundifffunerals.com

(Note: This obituary was not included in the May 8, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RUTH GRAY

Ruth M. Gray, 84, widow of Jack D. Gray, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Born Aug. 22, 1929, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Coleman and Lela White Grubbs.

She was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy (Carla) Gray of Harrodsburg and Jackie (Donna) Gray of Danville; one brother, Charles (Martha) Grubbs of Louisville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Morris and James Grubbs.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 3, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with Brent Rowe officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Heritage Hospice.

(HH Thu May 8, 2014)

 

BILLY HATFIELD

Billy “String” Hatfield, 63, of Cromwell, formerly of Mercer County, husband of Kathy Beasley Hatfield, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

Born Dec. 3, 1950, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late A.J. and Lorraine Gastineau Hatfield. He was a retired self-employed brick mason and a member of the Bohon Christian Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, Chris Hatfield of Cromwell; two daughters, Crystal (Brad) Darland of Mercer County and Carrie (Greg) Dotson of Scottsville; one brother, Kevin Hatfield of Harrodsburg; one sister, Carol Phillips of Willisburg; his mother-in-law Opal Beasley Clark of Cromwell; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, May 5, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother Claude Waldridge and Terry Yoder officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dillon Taylor, Mark Beasley, Tony Beasley, Butch Beasley, Jimmy Stratton, Billy Ray Harp and Mike Scull. Honorary pallbearers were Lonnie Sanford, Dwight Andrews, Kenny Lunsford and Don Hagman.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 8, 2014)

 

LARRY HENNINGER

Larry Henninger, 62, of Harrodsburg, husband of Barbara Jean Goodlett Henninger, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington after a brief illness.

Born April 9, 1952, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Edward Lee and Mary Jane White Henninger. He was a retired Corning Glass employee, former owner of Henninger’s Archery and was a Christian.

Survivors in addition to his wife include one son, Jason (Amanda) Henninger of Richmond; three sisters, Linda Henninger of Ohio, Marilyn (Matt) Spaulding and Darlene Hundley, both of Stanford; three brothers, Shawn (Crystal) Henninger of Harrodsburg; Tommy (Terry) Henninger and Chad (Mary) Henninger, both of Burgin; two sisters-in-law, Wendy Goodlett and Marietta Watts, both of Harrodsburg; one brother-in-law, Donald (Janet) Goodlett of Harrodsburg and one granddaughter.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu May 8, 2014)

 

JORDAN NEWSOME

Jordan Levi Newsome, 19, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.

Born July 29, 1994, in Danville, he was the son of Richard and Anita Bottom Newsome. He graduated from Mercer County Senior High School and was employed by The Caldwell Co.

Survivors in addition to his parents include one brother, Jacob Seth Newsome of Harrodsburg; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Bottom of Harrodsburg; paternal grandparents, Ray and Donna Newsome of Michigan; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bobby Bottom.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 6, at First Church Of God in Danville with Mike Cox officiating. Burial was in the Peter Cemetery, Mackville.

Pallbearers were Lee Hopkins, Matt Johnson, Tyler Readnower, Mason McIntosh, Landon Miller and Hunter Drury.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu May 8, 2014)

 

EDWIN OSBORN

Edwin Russell “Griz” Osborn, 71, of Perryville, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Donna Price Osborn.

Born Sept. 13, 1942, in Manchester, Md., he was the son of Edwin R. Osborn of Pennsylvania and the late Ethel Fridinger Osborn.

Soon after the Osborns came to Perryville, Ed was given the nickname Grizzly because of his remarkable resemblance to Grizzly Adams. Over the years, the nickname of Grizzly has been shortened to “Griz.” Griz was well-known in the community for his barbecue. He had a passion for cooking and sharing that passion with others by donating his time to cook for various benefits. He had the gift of Southern hospitality; when you came to his truck for barbecue, you not only got some tasty barbecue, but also you made a friend. Griz was owner and operator of Grizzly’s Smokehouse, retired owner and operator of Growing Pains Lawn Care and a farmer. Griz and his family were affiliated with Perryville Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter and her husband, Debi and Johnny Flynn of North Carolina; sons, Nuck and his wife Missy of Gravel Switch and Kyle Null of Maryland; brother and sister-in-law, Pete and Dianne Osborn of New Mexico; grandchildren, Jessica and Jennifer Osborn and Patrick Durham. Also surviving are stepchildren and step-grandchildren.

Griz was preceded in death by one grandson, Ian Durham.

Services for Griz were Friday, May 2, 2014, at Perryville Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Davis officiating.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Heritage Hospice.

Wilder Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Griz.

You may visit Griz’s online guestbook at www.wilderfh.com.

PAID

(HH Thu May 8, 2014)

 

BEATRICE WALTERS

Beatrice Lee “Bee Bee” Walters, 97, widow of Clyde Walters, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care. Born Aug. 5, 1916, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Brown and Viola Hurst Dennis.

She was a retired Burgin Independent School employee and a member of Burgin Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, James David Walters of Mechanicsville, Va.; two daughters, Mary Jo (Roy) Bowling of London and Lou (Larry) Bugg of Burgin; one sister-in-law, Ruby Dennis of Lexington; one brother-in-law, Delbert Walters of Danville; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Yates and Betty Brummett; one brother, Carlos Dennis; one grandchild, Jan Bowling Duncum and one nephew, Bob Ballard.

Funeral services were Monday, April 28, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Kenny Speaks officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Cody Duncum, Zach Duncum, Greg Duncum, Ronnie Watkins, Chris McCowan, Will McCowan, Tanner Lozier, Phillip Lozier, Jamie Walters and David Walters.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Burgin Baptist Church, 433 N. Main St., Burgin, KY 40310 or to The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care, 464 Linden Ave., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 8, 2014)

 

KIM WOFORD

Kim Woford, 56, wife of Scott Woford, formerly of Burgin, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Baptist Health in Paducah following a short illness.

Survivors in addition to her husband include her mother, Janet Austin King of Burgin; two sons George (Cresta) Woford and Bradley Woford, both of Princeton; one daughter Adair (fiancé Steve Baysinger) Woford of Valparaiso, Ind.; one brother, Bradley King of Burgin; two sisters, Vickie King of Burgin and Carol McAskill of Lexington; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Louis E. King.

Graveside services were Saturday, May 3, at Burgin Cemetery.

(HH Thu May 8, 2014)

 

JAMES BIXLER

James Gillis “BIX” Burrus Bixler, 60, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at University of Louisville hospital.

He was born June 16, 1953 in Woodford County, to Anna Belle Bixler Mendoza of Lawrenceburg and James Gillis Burrus of Lexington, formerly of Mercer County.

He was a self-employed auto body repairman and owner of Bixler’s Body Shop in Lexington. He was a talented musician playing the lead guitar and vocals and enjoyed building furniture.

In addition to his parents, Bix is survived by his children: Katrisha Waldridge, Rashawn Shemir Gillie, Tony White, Carey McGrath, Martarious “Tye” Bixler, Jessica McKinney, and Jason Bixler; aunts and uncle, Linda L. Bixler, Nancy L. Russell, William Earl Bixler.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Dixon; two stepfathers, Thomas Jackie Thurman and Frank Woodley; grandparents, Alice and Wallace “PeeWee” Bixler, Raymond and Hallie Jones Burrus and aunt and uncle, Alice Pearl Bixler and Wallace “Turkey” Bixler.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 14, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.  The Reverends Danny Murphy, George Wilson and J.K. Cunningham officiated.  Burial was in the Woodlawn Hills Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

PAID

(HH Thu May 15, 2014)

 

HAZEL BUGG

Hazel Murphy Bugg, 94, widow of Leroy Clifford Bugg, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born March 4, 1920, in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late James and Jennie Davis Murphy.

She was a retired seamstress from Cricketeer and a member of the Benton Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Betty) Burchett of Mercer County and Janice Fletcher of Louisville; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Debbie Jean Bugg and Brenda Elliott; three brothers, Ivan Murphy, Stevie Murphy and Ed Murphy; six sisters, Pearl Sellers, Thelma Franklin, Gladys Leonard, Mary Mann, Nettie Carpenter and Neal Brown and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 14, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Kenneth Whitehouse and David Best officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charlie Brown, Jimmy Brown, Tony Franklin, Billy Franklin, Ronnie Pendygraft, Gene Lawson, Brad Burchett, James Donald Logue and Keith Powell. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502, Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or Mercer Relay For Life, P.O. Box 411, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 15, 2014)

 

WILLIAM BURGIN JR.

William Preston Burgin Jr., 86, widower of Jewell Burgin, died Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Born in Burgin, he was the son of the late William and Ada Burgin.

He was the owner of Fayette Tool and Austin Rigging and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include one son, William P. (Wanda) Burgin III of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Beth Ann (Ken) Reilly, Wis.; six grandchildren, Kim (Al) Hickock and Kevin (Joy) Reilly, Preston, Katelin, Caleb and Louis Burgin; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Sophie McHargue.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 13, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation was 5-8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

PAID

(HH Thu May 15, 2014)

 

NORA COLLIER

Nora Frances Collier, 90, of Lexington, widow of Buford Collier, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Saint Joseph East Hospital in Lexington.

Born July 26, 1923, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Elmer McKinney Taylor.

She was a retired apartment manager and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lexington.

Survivors include one daughter, Phyllis (Harry) Cunningham of Frankfort; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Collier, one brother and three sisters.

Funeral services were Monday, May 12, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. David Collier officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tim Unger, Michael Cunningham Jr., Kenneth Taylor, Gary Cummins, Charles Sanders and Larry Sanders.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 15, 2014)

 

LARUE HUFFMAN

LaRue Huffman, 84, husband of Rosetta Royalty Huffman, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Sept. 21, 1929, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Dewey and Evelyn Wilham Huffman. He worked for J.W. McClellan Construction Company, hauled milk and retired after 46 years from the Mercer County Road Department. He was a member of Cornishville Christian Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: one daughter, Rosalyn Drury of Harrodsburg; one son, Michael (Leawanna) Huffman of Harrodsburg; one brother, Kenneth (Roxie) Huffman of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother Paul Readnour officiating. Burial will be in the Bohon Christian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Huffman, Michael Paul Huffman, David Proctor, Hughes Coslow, Lee Lyons, and Glenn Ryan.

Visitation is from 7 a.m. to the hour of service.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 15, 2014)

 

LARRY LOWE

Larry Allen Lowe, 69, of Harrodsburg, husband of Margaret Dial Lowe, died Friday, May 9, 2014.

Born Oct. 10,1944, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Clifford and Ruth Muse Lowe.

He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Kentucky Utilities.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: one daughter, Angela Kay (William) Reed of Harrodsburg; three stepdaughters, Rhonda (Keith) Osburn of Stamping Ground, Lou Ann Hill of Harrodsburg and Watonda Sue (Larry) Dean of Willisburg; two stepsons, James Lane of Wayne, W.Va. and Anthony K. Carter of Bowling Green; two sisters, Nancy Royalty of Burgin and Sue (David) Easton of Sparta; one brother, Leland (Nancy) Lowe of Florida; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Amanda Dawn Sherrill and Tiffany Louise Hill.

Pallbearers were Donald Logue, Clinton Peavler, Lynn Nichols, J.W. Logue, Richard Smith and Marlin Followell. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Bruner's Chapel Senior Men's Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were Monday, May 12, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with James Harley officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu May 15, 2014)

 

JACK PEARSON

Jack “Big Jack” Pearson, 71, husband of Sue Goodknow Pearson, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Born Sept. 11, 1942, in Terrapin, he was the son of the late Randall C. and Nellye Yocum Pearson.

He was an auto mechanic and owner of Stringtown Garage. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: one son, Jack “Lil Jack” Pearson of Harrodsburg and one nephew, Dean Pearson of Louisville.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Pat Pearson.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with David Collier officiating.  Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Earl Dunlap, Dean Pearson, Tim Springate, Jimmy Pearson, Eddie Curry and Cliff Lister. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Sanders, Ernie Arnett, Marion Souder, Delbert West, Carolyn Cole, Lonnie Campbell, Kenny Coyle, Charlie Peel, Stan Riney, Allen Baxter, Charles Sanders, Tommy Hurst, David Burge, Clint Hardin, David Reilly, Ernie Newton, Joe Cheatham, Eric Harris, Buddy Daugherty, Harold Baker and Cue Phillips.

Visitation is today, Thursday, May 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to the hour of service.

(HH Thu May 15, 2014)

 

BRANDI RAIZOR

Brandi Floyd Raizor, 38, of Shelbyville, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Friday, May 9, 2014, in Shelbyville.

She was a student at Midway College where she was just finishing up her associate’s degree. For 10 years, she worked as a support specialist with the Kentucky Cabinet For Families and was a former owner of Ms. Effie’s Flowers and Gifts. She was a member of the Shelbyville First Baptist Church where she was a member of the In His Steps Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Kentucky Walking Horse Association Ladies Auxiliary and a board member with Horses and Hope.  She was active with the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and was serving on the SCHS Class of 1994 Reunion committee. Her #1 hobby was caring for horses, though she was a lover of all animals. She was an excellent floral designer, enjoyed showing horses during the weekends, and loved her family more than anything.

She is survived by her son, Jacob Raizor of Shelbyville; her parents, Don and Pam Floyd of Shelbyville; her sisters, Apryl Floyd-Mcquerry of Shelbyville and Tracye Rieland (Paul) of Cheshire, Conn.; her grandfather, Walter “Pops” Bruner of Shelbyville; her niece, Savannah Mcquerry of Shelbyville; her nephews, Jon Rieland of Blacksburg, Va. and Brenden Rieland of Cheshire, Conn. and her very special friend, Brandon Pratt of Shelbyville.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 14, at the Shannon Funeral Home with Brother Roy Temple Jr., Sister Janice Baker and John Shannon officiating. Burial was in the Grove Hill Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jacob Floyd Raizor Education Fund, 1734 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY 40065, Kentucky Cancer Program — Horses and Hope, 501 E. Broadway, Suite 160, Louisville, KY 40202 or Kosair’s Children Hospital, P.O. Box 950183, Louisville, KY 40295-0183.

PAID

(HH Thu May 15, 2014)

 

JAMES TERHUNE

James Terhune, 74, of Harrodsburg, husband of Sue Terhune, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Hosparus-Hospice of Louisville.

Born June 9, 1939, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Austin Terhune and Myrtle Semones Logue.

He was a former employee of Brandis Machinery and McKechnie Vehicle Components. He attended Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Angela Terhune of Prospect and Vivian (Johnny) Franklin of Crestwood; one aunt, Dorothy Semones of Harrodsburg and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 14, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brothers John Watts and Nelson Reynolds officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Deep Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Carrol Semones, Tommy Semones, Billy Ray Semones, James Watts, Mark Watts, Johnny Franklin, Leonard Chumbley and Brian McElroy.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 15, 2014)

 

SAMUEL WATTS

Samuel David Watts, 68, husband of the late Linda Cotton Watts who died April 6, 2014, died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his residence.

He was born in Mercer County to the late Theodore Roosevelt and Easter Mae Patrick Watts.

He was a member of the Bohon Christian Church and a former employee of Gash Memorial Chapel and L & W Emergency Equipment in Lawrenceburg.

Mr. Watts is survived by: two daughters, Kay Watts and Anita (fiancé, Jason Earlywine) Toepfert, both of Lawrenceburg; brother, Leslie (Brenda) Watts, Walton, KY; sister, Patricia Phillips, Harrodsburg; grandchildren, Billy and Carrie Toepfert, both of Lawrenceburg.

Including his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. George Dye officiating. Burial will follow in the Providence Cemetery in Mercer County.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

Casketbearers will be Shorty Peavler, Pee Wee Peavler, Leslie Watts Jr., Kevin Watts, Aubrey Dale Peavler, and Edward Gary Peavler.

Honorary bearers will be John Greer, James Blankenship, Dave Disponett, Martin Elder, John Parlee Beasley, Harry Morris, Donnie Fint, Mann Hawkins, Cliff Kidwell, Lance Roe, Kenneth Gill, Kerry Markwell, Brandon Woods, Stephen Bishop, Juan Gonzalez, Philip Azzinaro, Dean Vencil, Brian Wooldridge, Rex Riley, and Brittany Curtsinger.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the May 15, 2014 edition of the Harrodsburg Herald.)

 

PAUL WHITE

Paul Edward White Jr., 68, of Shepherdsville, returned to his Heavenly Father Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Mr. White was born May 24, 1945 in Mt. Eden, to the late Paul and Evelyn Shields White Sr.

He was a U.S. Marine who served during Vietnam. Mr. White was a member of the Salt River Masonic Lodge No. 180, the Mt. Eden Masonic Lodge No. 263, the Scottish Rite and Eastside Baptist Church where he was a Deacon.

Among those who preceded him in death include his parents and his sister, Charlotte Groves.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 22 years, Mary White; two sons, Timmy (Jamie) White and Paul Allen White; one stepson, Brian Simmons; four grandchildren; one sister, Carolene Goodlett and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, May 12, at Schoppenhorst Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial was in the Brookland Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Veterans Association.

Online guestbook at www.subfuneralhome.com.

PAID

(HH Thu May 15, 2014)

 

 

WILLIAM COLEMAN

William Otis Coleman, 36, of Stanford, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington.

He was born February 18, 1978 in Liberty, to William Boyd Coleman and Norma Rogers Coleman.

He graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1997, he was a farmer and was of Pentecostal Faith. Otis's favorite things to do were working on the farm with his brother Boyd and rabbit hunting.

Survivors include: his father, William Boyd Coleman of Stanford; and his mother, Norma Gail Rogers of Harrodsburg; three brothers, Boyd Coleman, Jr. (Farrah) of Stanford, James Coleman of Georgetown, and Jeremy Coleman (Keisha) of Brodhead; three special nephews, Jantsen, Jayden and Weslee Coleman; a special niece, Chasity Coleman; his maternal grandfather, John Phillips of Stanford; special friends, Mark and Ruthie Hiter, Budgie and Tawney VonGruenigen and their children.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Green River Pentecostal Church. Pastor Rick Naylor will be officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 5-9 p.m. at Green River Pentecostal Church.

Casketbearers will be Boyd Coleman, Jr., James Coleman, Jeremy Coleman, Warren "Budgie" VonGruenigen, Mark Hiter and Ben Pinkston.

Honorary bearers will be Dickie Cooper, Donald Adams, Tommy Mason, Barry Mercer, Joe Stanley and Scott Stanley.

Arrangements by Spurlin Funeral Home.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the May 22, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

EVELYN CORBITT

Evelyn Gregory Corbitt, 86, of Harrodsburg, widow of Roy M. Corbitt, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born April 28, 1928, in Simpson County, she was the daughter of the late Cager and Gertie Gregory.

She was a member of Fairview Memorial Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from Union Underwear.

Survivors include one son, Gregory (Nancy) Corbitt of Harrodsburg; a son-in-law, Jerry London; a brother-in-law, J. L. Crafton; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ina Lynn London; one son, Randall Corbitt and two sisters, Martha Crafton and Margaret McGregor. 

Funeral services were Thursday, May 15, at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels and Crematory in Bowling Green. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.jckirbyandson.com.

(HH Thu May 22, 2014)

 

BRENDA HALL

Brenda Joyce Hall, 65, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born Aug. 25, 1948 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Katherine Louise Trisler Huffman and the late Clarence Huffman.

She was a retired LPN for Harrodsburg Health Care Center and a member of Pioneer Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Tina Cocanougher of Harrodsburg; one sister, Lisa H. Rousey of Lincoln County; two grandchildren and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Tony Huffman.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 17, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Donnie Huffman, Eric Merriman, David Dearinger, David Huffman, Wayne Jackson, and Danny Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Rufus Carr, Johnny Rawlings and Order of the Eastern Star members.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu May 22, 2014)

 

RONNIE HARTMAN

Ronnie Dale Hartman, 57, of Danville, died Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Born Aug. 16, 1956, in Rowan County, he was the son of the late Ralph and Mary Ellen Buckner Hartman.

Survivors include one son, Bronson Hartman of Harrodsburg; four sisters: Jean Smith, Wyonnette Camden, Ruthie Gray and Elma Railey, all of Harrodsburg; six brothers, David Hartman, Charles Hartman, Watt Hartman and Paul Hartman, all of Harrodsburg, Roy Hartman of Casey County and Mike Hartman of Danville and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tiffaney Hartman Harrison; one son, Justin Harmon; two sisters, Ann Railey and Emmie Moore and two brothers, Gerald and Darrell Hartman.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Benny Ross, Brian Sallee, Allen and Tommy Moore, Nicolas Railey, Stevie Simpson, Bub Carey and Harvey Moore.

Visitation is from noon until time of the service.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu May 22, 2014)

 

JANICE DUNN-HUNT

Janice Ann Dunn-Hunt, 54, of Harrodsburg, wife of Sidney Hunt, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at her residence after a long illness.

Born Jan. 5, 1960, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Ruby White Dunn of Burgin and the late Herbert Dunn Sr. She was a 1978 graduate of Burgin High School, a Hitachi Automotive employee, managed Dunn’s Restaurant in Danville for a number of years and was a member of the Little Zion Baptist Church in Burgin.

Survivors in addition to her husband and mother include: two daughters, Cassidy Dunn of Burgin and Carrington (Phillip) Yates of Harrodsburg; one son, Christopher Dunn of Burgin; seven sisters, Charlotte (Freddie) Wyckoff of Huntsville, Ala., Sheridan (Norris) McKee and Donna Linton, both of Harrodsburg, Gwendolyn (Phillip) Brewer and Doris Kirk, both of Louisville,  Dorothy (Richard) Hart, Pine Bluff, Ark. and Linda Dunn of Lexington; one brother, Raymond "Duge" Dunn of Burgin and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, David and Herbert Dunn Jr. and one sister, Anita "Piggy" Dunn.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 21, at the Little Zion Baptist Church with Phillip A. Yates officiating. Burial was in the Robinson Roe Cemetery, Burgin.

Pallbearers were John Taylor, Gary Stratton, Robert Bradshaw, Gill Lay, James Linton and Priscilla “Dale” Brown. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Burgin High School Class of 1978.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu May 22, 2014)

 

ANNA KEELING

Anna Ruth Keeling, 76, of Burgin, widow of Curtis Keeling, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born Feb. 8, 1937, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late William D. and Mary H. Smith Matherly.

She was a retired supervisor at Shakertown at Pleasant Hill and a member of the Burgin Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Cecil Curtis Keeling of Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers, Donald Eugene Matherly of Danville, Ind., James Douglas Matherly and Larry Wayne Matherly, both of Harrodsburg; two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, William David Keeling; one daughter, Rosemary Keeling;  two brothers, Bobby and Lenn Matherly and one grandson, Jared Patrick Keeling.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at the Burgin Baptist Church with Brother Carl McRay officiating. Burial will be in the Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is today from 7-11 a.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at Burgin Baptist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 22, 2014)

 

RUBY SHACKLEFORD

Ruby Irene Shackleford, 92 of Crab Orchard, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at her residence. Born May 20, 1921, in Crab Orchard, she was the daughter of the late Dee and Louada Thompson Sizemore.

She was a member of the Ottawa Baptist Church.

Survivors include: six sons, Claude Shackleford Jr., Paul Shackleford and Gary (Debbie) Shackleford, all of Crab Orchard, Billy (Norma) Shackleford of Waynesburg, Bud (Brenda) Shackleford of Eubank and Jimmy (Allie) Shackleford of Jacksonville, Fla.; three daughters, Alice Bullen of Crab Orchard, Juanita (TJ) Murphy of Cincinnati, Ohio and Donna Trussell of Geraldine, Ala.; one brother, Ronnie Sizemore; three sisters, Edna Quesenberry, Wilma Coffey and Mildred Church; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene, Leamon, Delbert and Jimmy Sizemore and two sisters, Sue Taylor and Evelyn Emmerson.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 21, at McKnight Funeral Home with Brothers Jim Craig and Robert Rice officiating. Burial was in the Crab Orchard cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brandon and Paul Evans, Logan and B. J. Shackleford, Gary Santo and Jamie Waters. Honorary pallbearers were Betty Pace, Christine Scheffler and the Ottawa Adult Ladies Sunday School Class.

(HH Thu May 22, 2014)

 

JOHNNIE TINGLE

Johnnie Dale Tingle, 54, of Gravel Switch, husband of Sheila Gordon Tingle, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Born Feb. 5, 1960, in DeKalb, Ill., he was the son of Bonnie Gayle Pinkston Tingle of Harrodsburg and the late John Robert Tingle. He was a home improvement contractor.

Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include: one daughter, Kara DeNora Tingle; one son, Travis Dale Tingle of Gravel Switch; one brother, Tony Allen Tingle of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Kathy Ann (Gary) Sanford and Debbie Gayle (Pete) Elliott, both of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 17, at Gravel Switch Baptist Church with the Reverends Gerald Hegewood and Stewart Benningfield. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jason and Mike Sanford, Steve Elliott, Thomas Tingle, Aaron Gordon and Stuart Benningfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kara Tingle Walk for Answers Fund, c/o Bosley Funeral Home, 246 S. Proctor Knott Ave., Lebanon, KY 40033.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bosleyfuneralhome.com.

(HH Thu May 22, 2014)

 

SAMUEL WATTS

Samuel David Watts, 68, of Lawrenceburg, widower of Linda Cotton Watts, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his residence.

Born in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Easter Mae Patrick Watts. He was a member of Bohon Christian Church and a former employee of Gash Memorial Chapel and L & W Emergency Equipment in Lawrenceburg.

Survivors include two daughters, Kay Watts and Anita (Jason Earlywine) Toepfert, both of Lawrenceburg; one brother, Leslie (Brenda) Watts of Walton; one sister, Patricia Phillips of Harrodsburg and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Virgie Peavler, Frances Murphy and Mildred W. Lewis and five brothers, John Frank Watts, Joe Watts, Allen Watts, Luther “Billy” Watts and Maurice Ballard Watts.

Funeral services were Friday, May 16, at Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg with Brother George Dye officiating.  Burial was in the Providence Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Shorty Peavler, Pee Wee Peavler, Leslie Watts Jr., Kevin Watts, Aubrey Dale Peavler and Edward Gary Peavler. Honorary pallbearers were John Greer, James Blankenship, Dave Disponett, Martin Elder, John Parlee Beasley, Harry Morris, Donnie Fint, Mann Hawkins, Cliff Kidwell, Lance Roe, Kenneth Gill, Kerry Markwell, Brandon Woods, Stephen Bishop, Juan Gonzalez, Philip Azzinaro, Dean Vencil, Brian Wooldridge, Rex Riley and Brittany Curtsinger.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.gashmemorialchapel.com.

(HH Thu May 22, 2014)

 

SARA ABNER

Sara Elizabeth “Libby” Abner, 73, the widow of Jack Abner, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her residence.

Born May 3rd, 1941, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Della Byrd.

Survivors include: one daughter Jan (Earl) Briscoe; two sisters, Billie Sue Byrd and Anna (Jeff) Oster; two brothers, Elwood (Yvonne) Byrd and Clarence (Jane) Byrd; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Byrd and Rita Byrd; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Friday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

(HH Thu May 29, 2014)

 

KENNETH M. CORNISH

Kenneth M. Cornish, 93, of Louisville, the widower of Sarah Carter Cornish, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Oaklawn Health and Rehabilitation Center in Middletown.

Born May 2, 1921, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Mattie Gritton and Leonard Sanford Cornish.

Kenneth was a graduate of Fairview School, served in the U. S. Army in the Pacific during World War II and was a driver for Greyhound Bus Lines where he met Sarah. They married on January 26, 1952. After working for Central Uniform in Louisville, he and Sarah opened Redbud Camper Sales, which they operated until their retirement in 1995. Following retirement, they enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and spending winters in Florida.

Kenneth was a member of Sand Spring Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg and Boaz Masonic Lodge No. 850 in Louisville.

Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Covert and one brother, Earl Barnett Jr. of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 27, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg with Mike Hamrick officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers were nephews Mike Barnett, Kevin Burgin, Steve Burgin, Nathan Sangster, Nathanael Sangster and Eric Simpson and friends Mike Goad and Roy Hawthorne.

Flowers are welcome or contributions in Kenneth’s memory may be sent to the Sand Spring Baptist Church Building Fund, 1616 Harrodsburg Rd., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, or a favorite charity.

PAID

(HH Thu May 29, 2014)

 

FLORENCE DEVINE

Florence Devine, 79, of Harrodsburg, the widow of Winfield Devine, died Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Jan. 18, 1935, in Burgin, she was the daughter of the late Pagie Albert Lewis and Loamie Alice Claunch Lewis. She was a homemaker and attended Benton Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one son, Curtis (Jane) Devine of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Lillie (Gary) Stumph of Harrodsburg; four brothers, Charles Lewis, Tony Lewis, Pagie Wayne Lewis and Kenny Whiteside, all of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Opal French and Linda Watts, both of Harrodsburg and Barbara Hodge of Danville; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Leo Devine; three brothers, Glenn Lewis, Buford Lewis and Melvin Bruce Lewis and one sister, Elizabeth Hayslett.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, May 29, at 1 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother Curtis Sims officiating. Burial will be in the Patterson Cemetery.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

Pallbearers are Jason Devine, Michael Devine, Cody Stumph, Jeffrey “Bubba” Ryan, Marty Ryan and Jeremy Fuller. Honorary pallbearers are Christina Fuller, Jamie Devine and Tina Ryan.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 29, 2014)

 

BARRY JONES

Barry Lee Jones, 54, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.

Born Oct. 22, 1959, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Dalton Jones of Harrodsburg and Bonny Lay Cowan of Delray Beach, Fla. He was a former gas station attendant, a 1976 graduate of Mercer County High School and attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors in addition to his parents include: stepparents, James Lay of Bryantsville and Brenda Jones of Harrodsburg; one son, Chris (Laken) Sheron of Harrodsburg; two sisters: Lisa (Andy) Wik of Florida and Kim Jones of Harrodsburg; one stepsister, Janet Lay Vivian of Georgetown; one sister-in-law, Traci Hatfield of Harrodsburg; two grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews and one sister-in-law:

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ricky Jones.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother David Collier and Gary Baker officiating.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

While flowers are welcome, memorial contributions are suggested to your favorite charity in Barry’s name.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu May 29, 2014)

 

BILLY MATTINGLY

Billy Joe Mattingly, 64, of Boswell Lane, Mackville, passed away at 2:53 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home.

He was born in Mercer County on May 23, 1949, to the late Hughie Walter and Nora Ethel Peavler Mattingly.

He was a member of the Mackville Baptist Church, a 1967 graduate of Willisburg High School and a retired employee of General Electric Company.

Survivors include, his wife, Loraine "Red" Fowler Mattingly; four sons, Billy Joe Mattingly, II of Mackville, Jerry Thomas Fowler (Michelle) of Harrodsburg, Terry Allen Fowler (Linda) of Danville and Brandon Kyle Mattingly (Jennifer) of Perryville; nine grandchildren; a sister, Anna Mae Keeling of Montgomery, Ala. and two brothers, George Donald Mattingly of Bardstown and Gerald Walter Mattingly of Willisburg.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 24, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Goss, pastor of the Thompsonville Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Joseph Ryan Mattingly, Charles Fowler, Bruce Fowler and Thomas Bishop.

Casket bearers were Brandon Mattingly, Jerry Fowler, Terry Fowler, Jacob Fowler, Josh Noel and Joe Wohner.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the May 28, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).

 

JAMES MURRAY JR.

James "Jim" Paul Murray Jr., 49, of Harrodsburg, husband of Regina Kay White Murray, died Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Born April 22, 1965, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of James Paul (Robin) Murray of Harrodsburg and Linda Crossfield Murray of Salvisa.

He was a graduate of Mercer County High School and Eastern Kentucky University. He served in the U.S. Air Force and the Army National Guard. He owned and operated Murray Properties and Royalty's Florist.

Survivors in addition to his wife and parents include: two daughters, Hailey Denise Murray of Harrodsburg and Brittney White of Lexington; two sons, Benton Deringer of Springfield and Brian Michael Deringer of Harrodsburg; one sister, Julie Murray of Harrodsburg; one brother, Shannon (Shannon) Murray of Harrodsburg and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jonathan Lee Murray.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, May 29, at 1 p.m. at the Ebenezer Church of Christ with Michael Conover, Terry Morrison, John Kesel and Joey Milburn officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery.

Visitation is after 11 a.m. until time of the service.

Pallbearers are Jeff Blankenship, Daryl Coffman, Greg Winburn, Joey Milburn, Shannon Murray, Benton Deringer, Chris Horn and Jason Sexton. Honorary pallbearers are Julie Murray and Donna Horn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Society.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu May 29, 2014)

 

LYNN ROSS

Lynn Gilbert Ross, 71, of Taylorsville, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville.

Born July 21, 1942, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late William and Christine Phillips Ross.

He was a retired self-employed painter and served in the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include three sisters, Sarah Black and Shirley Ross, both of Harrodsburg and Thelma Hobbs of Lexington.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Vernice Million and one brother, Ralph Ross.

Burial will be held in the Spring Hill Cemetery, with services at a later date.

Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg is in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu May 29, 2014)

 

LOLA SHELLENBERGER

Lola M. Shellenberger, 95, of Versailles, widow of George H. Shellenberger, died Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Born in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel D. and Lucy Hagedorn Moody.

She was a longtime member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha S. (Ronald H.) Reed of Woodford County and Evelyn L. Shellenberger of Flagler Beach, Fla.; one stepson, Charles Roger (Shirley) Shellenberger of Lexington; four grandchildren, Thomas Reed, Carrie Rudzik, Karl Shellenberger and Sona Jewell; seven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Rohrer and Ruth Figg and one brother, Raymond Moody.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 28, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles with the Reverend John Brandon officiating. Burial was at the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Versailles Baptist Church Building Fund, 125 N. Green Street, Versailles, KY 40383.

Online guestbook at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

PAID

(HH Thu May 29, 2014)

 

EARL CLAUNCH

Earl Claunch, 81, of Junction City, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born May 16, 1933 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late John D. and Flossie Durr Claunch.

He served in the United States Navy during WW II and was a past commander of the American Legion Post 301 for many years. He retired from Sylvania Lamp Plant in Versailles after 23 years. Earl served as a Junction City Councilman for nine years and was an avid fisherman. He is a life member of the DAV and a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church. He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Claunch.

He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn Carey Claunch; two daughters, Carolyn Sue (Alan) Edwards of Parksville and Leona (Edward) Berg of Harrodsburg ,two brothers, Marvin A. Claunch and J. B. Claunch, both of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren, Brian Walls, Jeff Walls, Kim Downey, Amy Edwards and Amy Sparks and thirteen great-grandchildren and several half sisters and brothers.

The funeral service was conducted Friday, May 30, at the Stith Funeral Home, Junction City. Rev. Nelson Reynolds and Rev. Walter Lewis will officiate. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.

Pallbearers were Keith Thacker, Marty Claunch, Kevin Claunch, Gerald Claunch, Eric Downey and Logan Walls.

Honorary pallbearers were the Men's Adult Sunday School class at Deep Creek Baptist Church, Milton Grubbs, Joni Terry, Trille Bottoms, Darren Peckler, Bruce Petrie, Jeff Dotson, Tony Wilder, Richard Campbell and Harold McKinney.

      (This obituary was not included in the June 5, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

JOSHUA DRURY

Joshua James Drury, 36, the son of Steve and Judy Drury, died Friday, May 30, 2014.

He was born in Harrodsburg, on March 17, 1978 and graduated from Shelby Co. High School in 1996.

He was a member of Trinity Hill United Methodist Church in Lexington. Joshua worked as a data manager with ADP and served in the U.S. Army. He had the largest and loudest laugh of anyone we ever knew. We will miss all of his pranks.

Other survivors include two brothers, Joseph Garland and Jesse Thomas (Tabitha) Drury all of Lexington and a maternal grandmother, Betty Drury of Lawrenceburg.

He is preceded in death by a maternal grandfather, Garland Drury and his paternal grandparents Jimmy & Joann Drury.

Funeral services were held at 12 noon Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Trinity Hill United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Hill United Methodist Church, 3600 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, was in charge.

      (This obituary was not included in the June 5, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LINDA KING

Linda King, 72, of Harrodsburg, wife of Billy King, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born Sept. 20, 1941, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Luke and Eddith Peavler Phillips. She was a 1959 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, a retired Mercer County Circuit Court employee, a former employee of the E.W. Brown Power Plant and a member of the Carpenter’s Christian Church.

Survivors in addition to her husband include: one daughter, Lisa (Larry) Ann Votaw of Harrodsburg; one son, Kelly S. King of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Rose Bishop of Harrodsburg and Patsy Schmidt of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Douglas Phillips and Lynn Mitchel Phillips.

Graveside services were held Sunday, June 1, in the Springhill Cemetery with Greg Warren officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Critters Without Litters, 165 Eminence Ave., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu Jun 5, 2014)

 

BILLY MATTINGLY

Billy Joe Mattingly, 64, of Boswell Lane, Mackville, passed away at 2:53 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home.

He was born in Mercer County on May 23, 1949, to the late Hughie Walter and Nora Ethel Peavler Mattingly.

He was a member of the Mackville Baptist Church, a 1967 graduate of Willisburg High School and a retired employee of General Electric Company.

Survivors include, his wife, Loraine "Red" Fowler Mattingly; four sons, Billy Joe Mattingly, II of Mackville, Jerry Thomas Fowler (Michelle) of Harrodsburg, Terry Allen Fowler (Linda) of Danville and Brandon Kyle Mattingly (Jennifer) of Perryville; nine grandchildren; a sister, Anna Mae Keeling of Montgomery, Ala. and two brothers, George Donald Mattingly of Bardstown and Gerald Walter Mattingly of Willisburg.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 24, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Goss, pastor of the Thompsonville Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Joseph Ryan Mattingly, Charles Fowler, Bruce Fowler and Thomas Bishop.

Casket bearers were Brandon Mattingly, Jerry Fowler, Terry Fowler, Jacob Fowler, Josh Noel and Joe Wohner.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

      (This obituary was not included in the June 5, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

NANCY PROCTOR

Nancy Proctor, 85, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

(HH Thu Jun 5, 2014)

 

WILBUR BRITTON

Wilbur C. Britton, 89, husband of the late Barbara Allen Hendren Britton, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born April 18, 1925 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Arch Clay and Sarah Elizabeth Howard Britton.

He was retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department, owner of Britton's Printing Service, a farmer, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and former junior pro basketball coach.

Survivors include: one son, Alan (Laura) Britton of Burgin; three daughters: Reda (Bill) Johnson, Leniece (Ronnie) Dailey and Diana (Bobby Jack) Baker all of Harrodsburg;  one sister Maxie Cowan of Columbia, S.C.; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Gladys Reed and Bessie Kirkland and three brothers: Ralph, Marion, and Davis Britton.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Lester Tirey and Alan Britton officiating.  Burial will be in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery

Pallbearers will be Robert Johnson, Jack Baker, Eric Baker, Parker Britton, Ray Daniels, Mike Riley and Bobby Christerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Merlin Miller, J.P. Disponett, Glenn Devine and members of the Men's Sunday School Class at Bethel Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday and 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home and after 12 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Baptist Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jun 12, 2014)

 

ARNOLD BOTTOMS

Arnold Buford “Boots” Bottoms, 88 of Perryville died Monday, June 2, 2014 in Danville. He was the husband of Christine Ezell Bottoms.

Born April 11, 1926 in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Arville and Estell Patterson Bottoms.

Boots was a retired employee of Mayes, Helm and Coyle Hardware in Perryville, a World War ll serving with the United States Army and a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife Christine, Boots is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Jackie and Jerry Taylor of Perryville, Sharon and Leo Burger of Parksville, two grandchildren, Christopher Taylor and Tracie Sleet and two great grandchildren.

Services for Boots wee held Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Beech Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Bobby Estes with burial in Beech Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Bob Stannard, James Bottoms, William Graves, Norman Turner, Billy Burns and Reid Matherly.

Honorary pallbearers were Billy Edwards, Billy Webb and Christopher Powers.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Beech Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Bill and Beulah Jones, 350 North First St. Danville, KY. 40422

You may visit Boot’s online guestbook at www.wilderfh.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the June 12, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)

 

ANGELA BYRD

Angela Gayle Byrd, 41, died Monday, June 9, 2014.

Born April 4, 1973 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of Rita Jean Teater Byrd of Junction City and the late Ronnie Eugene Byrd.

She worked at Modine and was an active member of the Church of God in Moreland and more recently at the Church of God in Danville.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include: one daughter ,Amber Gayle Conner of Mercer County; two sisters: Sarah Byrd (William) Baker and Jennifer (Hardin "Spanky") Green and one nephew, Kayden Green, all of Mercer County.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jennifer Green, Hardin Green, Zack Wiley, William Cannada, William Baker, Amber Gayle Conner, Chris Baker and Jeff Oster.

Visitation will be held  from 11 a.m. until the time of service Friday.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jun 12, 2014)

 

FREDA CATLETT

Freda Mae Catlett, 70, of Harrodsburg, wife of Bruce Catlett died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at her residence.

Born January 3, 1944 in Muhlenberg County, she was the daughter of the late Shelvie and Gullah Roark Strader.

She was a member of the Benton Baptist Church, a retired employee of the Mercer County Board of Education and the secretary of her sunday school class.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: one daughter: Scarlett (Brad) Ingram of Harrodsburg; three brothers: Doug (Esther) Strader, Curtis (Kathy) Strader and Eddie (Lenita) Strader, two sisters: Ila (James) Williams and Glenda (Anthony) Capps and two granddaughters.

She was predeceased by a niece and a great nephew.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Whitehouse, Doug Strader and Betty Burchett officiating.

Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Williams, Mark Strader, Stan Strader, Shane Capps, Bill Strader and Matt Strader. Honorary pallbearers were the ladies of Benton Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Drive, Danville, KY 40422 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jun 12, 2014)

 

TODD CHEATHAM

Todd Martin Cheatham, 47, of Mercer County, husband of Lisa Kay Devine Cheatham, died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at his residence.

Born August 5, 1966 in Mercer County, he was the son of Linda Dunning Cheatham of Harrodsburg and the late Elisha Martin "Dude" Cheatham.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a carpenter.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include: one daughter, Emily Jean Cheatham; one step-son, Zachary Slaven, all of Mercer County; one sister Jackie Cheatham of Harrodsburg and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service was held Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Hitachi Shelter at Anderson-Dean Park.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jun 12, 2014)

 

EARL CLAUNCH

Earl Claunch, 81, of Junction City, husband of Carolyn Carey Claunch, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born May 16, 1933, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late John D. and Flossie Durr Claunch.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was commander of the American Legion Post 301 for many years. He retired from Sylvania Lamp Plant in Versailles, served as a Junction City Councilman for nine years, was a lifetime member of the DAV and a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: two daughters, Carolyn Sue (Alan) Edwards of Parksville and Leona (Edward) Berg of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Marvin A. Claunch and J.B. Claunch, both of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several half sisters and brothers.

He was preceeded in death by a brother, Raymond Claunch.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 30, at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City, with Nelson Reynolds and Walter Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Bellevue Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Keith Thacker, Marty Claunch, Kevin Claunch, Gerald Claunch, Eric Downey and Logan Walls. Honorary pallbearers were the men's adult Sunday school class at Deep Creek Baptist Church, Milton Grubbs, Joni Terry, Trille Bottom, Darren Peckler, Bruce Petrie, Jeff Dotson, Tony Wilder, Richard Campbell and Harold McKinney.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at at www.stithfuneralhome.net.

(HH Thu Jun 12, 2014)

 

BETTY FREEMAN

Betty Jean Freeman was born Betty Jean Patterson on February 26, 1930 in Harrodsburg Kentucky.

Betty Jean was a member of Benton Southern Baptist Church, Dixville Kentucky with her parents, George and Mamie Patterson, sister, Viola and brother, Bobby Day. She grew up in Harrodsburg where she graduated Harrodsburg High School in 1948.

After moving to Tucson Arizona with her husband Clyde and children Susie and George in 1961, she became a real estate broker and successfully managed Freeman Realty and rental properties with her husband of 52 years. Betty was a devoted Southern Baptist wife, mother, and grandmother. She passionately believed in her beloved children and grandchildren and enjoyed their every success.

She was an avid University of Arizona Wildcat fan; never missing a game in person or on TV. Betty was strong and resilient through life's challenges; always trusting in God to lead her through.

She is survived by her daughter Linda (Susie) Eager, son George Freeman, brother Bob Patterson, and grandchildren Whitney Kyle, David Kyle and Daniel Simmons. She passed away peacefully on June 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She is deeply missed.

PAID OBIT

(HH Thu Jun 12, 2014)

 

GLADYS GRIFFIETH

Gladys Adams Griffieth, 72, of Crab Orchard, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

Gladys was born in Jackson County on June 28, 1941 to the late Frank and Margaret June Earls Adams.

She was a member of the Deep Creek Baptist Church in Mercer County.

Survivors Include: six children, Thelma Marie (Henry) Bishop of Salvisa, Imogene Griffieth of Burgin, Preston Griffieth, III of Hustonville, Johnny Lee Griffieth of Hardinsburg, Teresa Faye Griffieth of Bronson, FL and Margaret June Agee of Lexington; three brothers, Bobby, Ricky and Bill Lady; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by a sister, Gayle Lady.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, June 17 at 11 a.m.

McKnight Funeral Home in Crab Orchard is in charge of Arrangements

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the June 12, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)

 

KATHLEEN HAMILTON

Kathleen Greenwell Hamilton age 89, formerly of Cissellville Rd., Springfield, died at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday June 4, 2014at the residence of her daughter Angela Medley in Springfield.

Survivors include; two sons, Jerry Hamilton of Bardstown and Donnie Hamilton of Harrodsburg; seven daughters, Marilyn Carrico of Louisville, Sharon Hosek of Rocky River, OH, Janice Smith, Kateri Mudd and Angela Medley all of Springfield, Arlene Brady of Elizabethtown and Peggy Thomas of Shepherdsville, 4 sisters; sister, Theresina (pronounced Ter a sina) Greenwell of St. Catharine, Josephine Hill of Springfield, Ursula Wagner of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania and Marilyn Hill of Louisville; 24 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral mass for Kathleen Greenwell Hamilton was conducted Saturday, June 7, at St. Rose Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Prayer services was held Friday at the Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield.

Contributions are suggested to Hosparus.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the June 12, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)

 

DONALD ISAMAN

Donald Erwin Isaman, 64, of Harrodsburg, husband of Patricia Ann Noel Isaman died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born January 10, 1950 in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of the late Donald Edgar and Jeanne Daughterty Isaman.

He was a retired manufacturing engineer with IBM/LexMark, member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church, a member of the Lexington Farmers Market and a charter member of the Lexington Organic Gardening Club and the Engineer Society.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two sons: Timothy Shawn Isaman of Harrodsburg and Joseph Patrick Isaman of Lexington; one brother: James Andrew (Leslie) Isaman of Lawrenceburg; two sisters: Bonnie Jeanne (Jim) McDonald of Lexington and Janet Marie (Larry) Curren of Nicholasville; five grandchildren: and one great-grandchildand several nieces and nephews.

Funeral mass was held Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Noel Zamora officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jun 12, 2014)

 

R. C. MOBLEY

R. C. Mobley, 88, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born March 2,1926, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Golden and Hettie (Hendren) Mobley.

He was a carpenter, farmer and member of the Cornishville Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one sister-in-law, Frances Mobley of Harrodsburg and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers: James Mobley, Juel Mobley, Ruel Mobley and Donald Votaw and five  sisters: Anna Mae Sallee, Mandy Votaw, Mattie Mobley, Florence Measel and Vivian Goodlett.

Funeral services were held Sunday; June 8 the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with  Tom Mobley and Marcus Mobley officiating. Burial was in the Battle Cemetery, Springfield.

Donations are suggested to the Gideons International.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jun 12, 2014)

 

NANCY PROCTOR

Nancy Clestia Proctor, 85, widow of Paul Proctor, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Born April 5, 1929, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Mackie Delk Douglas. She was a retired Northpoint Training Center employee and a member of the Hedgeville Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one son, Donald Harp of Danville; three daughters, Wilma (Ron) Doolin and Jeanette (Archie) Hilliard, both of Harrodsburg and Sue (J.E.) Routin of Stanford; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Harp; two brothers, Jack Douglas and Sam Douglas Jr.; three sisters, Marie Huffman, Jewel Lancaster and Anna Mae Wainscott and one grandson, Chris Harp.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 6, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Travis Farris and Dwayne Hahn officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were J. E. Routin, Jr., Jason Routin, Steve Harp, Justin Doolin, Jeff Douglas and Tyler Woodrum.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, Ky 40423.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jun 12, 2014)

 

VERTIE ESTES

Vertie Ann Riley Estes, 51, of Salvisa passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. She is the wife of Horace Estes.

Arrangements are pending at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg.

      (Note: this obituary was not included in the June 19,2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).

 

JOSEPH BOGGS

Joseph Thomas Boggs, 70, died peacefully at home on June 13, 2014.

Mr. Boggs was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of the late Julius Nottingham Boggs and Eloise Leonard Boggs of Harrodsburg.

Mr. Boggs graduated from the University of Kentucky, served in the U.S. Navy and joined Westvaco (MeadWestvaco) in 1973, serving in various departments of the Chemical Division. He retired from there in 2006.

Mr. Boggs is survived by his wife of 48 years Anne Sutherland Boggs, daughter of Harold Thomas Sutherland and the late Eudora Dean Sutherland of Harrodsburg; a daughter, Laura Kathryn Boggs of Summerville, SC and a son, Dr. Joseph Nottingham Boggs (Shanna Sturm Boggs) of Boiling Springs, SC, and three grandchildren: Maksim Thomas, Ashlan Cate and Mills John. He is also survived by a brother Robert Leonard Boggs (Judy Mobley Boggs) residing in Lexington.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 10:00 until 12:00 at Tri-County Cremation Center, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Harrodsburg.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be sent to: Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, PO Box 151 Drayton, SC 29333.

PAID OBIT

(HH Thu Jun 19, 2014)

 

BOBBY HATFIELD

Bobby Lee Hatfield, 73, passed away Thursday June 12, 2014.

Mr. Hatfield was born April 15, 1941 in Harlan, Kentucky to the late J. L. and Hazel Short Hatfield.

Mr. Hatfield worked in textiles and construction and was an entrepreneur in many other fields. He had a witty and magnetic personality and enjoyed socializing with his friends at the VFW and American Legion Post 46. He enjoyed golfing and shooting pool, fishing, hunting, and was an avid UK basketball fan. Mr. Hatfield also served as Boyle County Constable for 17 years

Mr. Hatfield is survived by: three sons, Tim (Alice) Stewart of California, Jeff Hatfield of Casey County, and Bobby Hatfield II of Richmond; five daughters, Stacy Lee Hatfield of Danville, Kathy (Randy) Campbell-Williams of Casey County, Babette Sheene of Harrodsburg, Bobbie Ja’net Hatfield-Richey of Moreland, Angeline Nicole Hatfield-Vance of Atlanta; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hatfield was preceded in death by a brother, J. C. Hatfield.

The funeral service was conducted Tuesday June 17, 2014 at the Preston Pruitt Funeral Home, Danville, with Pastor Steve James officiating. Burial followed in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Robert Taylor, Jeff Hatfield, Tim Stewart, Bobby Hatfield II, Randy Phillips, Hank Satterly, Robert Mitchell and Randy Williams.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The American Legion Post #46 Danville, Kentucky.

      (Note: this obituary was not included in the June 19,2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).

 

KENNETH JACKSON

Kenneth Eugene Jackson, 81, husband of Lee Ora Gibson Jackson, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at his residence.

Born August 11, 1932 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Hobert Lee and Eva Alice Jones Jackson.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, retired from IBM, member of Kentucky Trailblazers, served on the Kentucky Nature Preserve Commission, served on the Mercer County Conservation District, was active as Commissioner of the Kentucky State Nature Preserve’s Commission representing the State Association of Soil Conservation Districts, a member of the Macedonia Christian Church in Lexington and was attending the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters: Robin E. (Jimmy) Cecil of Harrodsburg and Shelly (Kirk) Mason of Albuquerque, NM; one sister, Dora Lee (Mike) Higginbotham of Harrodsburg; one brother, James R. Jackson of Versailles, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Lee Jackson, one brother Lowell Jackson and four sisters: Pauline Hayes, Kathleen “Kitty” Guthrie, Marie Blacketer and Naomi Murphy.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Pastor Ervin Esh officiating.

Burial with military honors was in Burgin Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Don Dott, Jimmy Ashford, Charlie Cecil, Joe Montgomery, Jimmy Cecil, Shannon Jackson, Luke Troyer and Jeremy Troyer. Honorary pallbearers were Members of Kentucky Trailblazers, Supervisors of the Conservation District, Brian Mangum, Logan Lynn, Chatham Lynn, and T. J. Woodcock.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jun 19, 2014)

 

JACKIE KEY

Jackie “Jack” Bailey Key, 74 of Danville died Friday, June 13, 2014 in Lexington. Jack was the widower of Nickey Key.

Born December 18, 1939 in Boyle County, he was a son of the late L. R. and Alma Divine Key Best and the step son of the late Edward Best.

Jack was a member of the Antioch United Methodist Church, a former employee of American Greeting Corporation, a former broker for Billy McAnly Realty and Helm and Reynolds Realty, and Auction Company, a salesman for Fred Cain farm machinery and he was a farmer. He was also a member of the United States Army National Guard.

Jack’s survivors include: one daughter and her husband, Susan and Rick Shelton of Danville, one son John Key of Deep Creek, three grandchildren, Zach and Nick Shelton and Sammi Key.

Services for Jack were held Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Centenary United Methodist Church, Danville by Rev. Quentin Scholtz with burial in Bellevue Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers were Jimmy Overstreet, Mike Wilder, Ray Price, John Adams, Bob Fowler, Sam Reid, David Reynolds and Bill Castle.

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Singleton, Pat and Joe Overstreet, Darrell Young, Timmy Lenox, Tommy Norvell, Rick Shelton and Ray Spivey.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Joni Wilder Scholarship Fund, 8071 Perryville Road, Danville, KY. 40422.

Wilder Funeral Home Perryville handling arrangements.

You may visit Jack’s online guestbook at www.wilderfh.com

      (Note: this obituary was not included in the June 19,2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).

 

BIRDIE ROSS

Birdie Mae Reed Ross, 77 of Harrodsburg died Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Born July 18, 1936, she was the daughter of the late James and Eppie Lowe Reed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ross.

She is survived by: a son, Terry (Mary) Ross of Harrodsburg; daughter, Brenda (Jerry) Lane of Burgin; four grandchildren, Holly Darbee, Tabitha Jarrell and Ricky and Jerry Lane; two step grandchildren, Shane and Kevin Griffin; and two great-grandchildren, Lillian and Ashelyn.

Services were conducted Tuesday, June 17, at the W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home, Moreland, with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.

Guestbook@www.wlpruitt.com

      (Note: this obituary was not included in the June 19,2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).

 

WILLIAM CURTSINGER

William Marshall Curtsinger, 86, husband of Virginia Barnes Curtsinger, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.

Born October 16, 1927, in Washington County, he was the son of the late William and Mattie Milburn Curtsinger.

He was a farmer and a member of Salt River Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include, one son, William Sonny Curtsinger of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Gay (Sam) Beck of Perryville; two sisters, Bertha Eggleston of Cleveland, Ohio and Dorothy Carney of Louisville and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Cleo Curtsinger and two sisters, Odie Gwinn and Aileen McGinnis.

Graveside services were Tuesday, June 24, at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Don Potts officiating.

Pallbearers were James Brooks, James Barnes, Ronnie Allen, John Claunch, Johnny Pendegrift and George Barnes.

Memorial contributions are suggested to  the Mercer County Humane Society, 896 Moberly Road, Harrodsburg, Ky. 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jun 26, 2014)

 

FRED DRURY

Fred Drury, 84, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born January 19, 1930, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Harvey and Temprance Peyton Drury.

He was a retired Feed Mill owner and operator and member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Bradley, and Elizabeth Drury of Harrodsburg and Sonya Dawn Drury of N.C.; two sons, David Drury and Donald Drury of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Emma Jean Kelly of Lincoln County, and Judy Drury of Harrodsburg; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one  great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Oliver, Homer, Calvin and Jim Drury, and three sisters: Frances Sames, Lois Medley, and Alice Drury.

Graveside services were held Thursday, June 19, at Spring Hill Cemetery with Darrell Hahn officiating.

Memorial contributions  are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or Alzheimer’s Association, 465 E High St., Lexington, KY 40507.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jun 26, 2014)

 

VERDIE ESTES

Verdie Ann Riley Estes, 51, of Salvisa, wife of Horace R. Estes, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born January 28, 1963, in Versailles,  she is the daughter of Cora Swisher Riley of Lawrenceburg and the late Otis Allen Riley.

She was a 1982 graduate of Western High School and worked for 17 years as a bus driver for the Anderson County Board of Education.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother, include, one son, Horace Randell Estes II, of Salvisa; one daughter, Virginia Ann Estes of Lawrenceburg and four brothers: Gary, Rex, Leon and Dwayne Riley, all of Lawrenceburg.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 21, at Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Sayre and Bro. George Dye officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Anderson County Parks and Recreation Dept.

(HH Thu Jun 26, 2014)

 

ANITA MATTINGLY

Anita Louise Rawlings Mattingly, 61, wife of Larry Skaggs, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at her residence.

Born May 18, 1953, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Spurling Rawlings.

She was a self-employed housekeeper, was a member of Mana Harvest Church.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons:  Marshell Hackworth of Bradfordsville and Derrick (Brianna) Hackworth of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Shannon (Jim) Beilicke of St. Louis, Mo.; two step sons: Chris (Alena) Skaggs of Virginia Beach, Va. and Corey (Heather) Skaggs of Wis.; one step daughter, Dianna (Bill) Stewart of California; two brothers: Robert (Corey) Rawlings of Nicholasville and Rodney (Debbie) Rawlings of Harrodsburg; five sisters: Shirley Preston of Harrodsburg, Bonnie Rawlings of Lebanon, Linda (Donnie) Rogers of Parksville; Edith Gover of Bradfordsville, Rosemary Leal of Lexington and Martha (Scott) Shook of Spring, Texas; three grandchildren; four step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: John A., Tommy and David Rawlings and two sisters: Ruth Williams and Marie Mattingly.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 25, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Lanham and Bob Rawlings officiating. Burial was in the Elder Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Marshell Hackworth, Derrick Hackworth, Patrick Gribbins, Jason Gribbins, Todd Rogers and Daniel Rogers.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jun 26, 2014)

 

ANN PRESLEY

Ann Richmond Presley, 84, wife of Elmer Veachel Presley, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at her residence.

Born January 18, 1930, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Grace Shackelford Mason. She was a retired employee of the State of Kentucky and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include, one son, Eugene (Betty) Richmond of Lawrenceburg; one daughter, Brenda (Paul) Wilson of Harrodsburg; two step sons: Brian (Ann) Presley and Elmer (Lisa) Presley Jr., both of Somerset; one brother, Lonnie Shackleford of Ohio; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were Wednesday, June 25, at Hopewell Baptist Church with Bro. Doug Wesley and Bro. Larry Holbrook officiating.  Burial followed in the Ebenezer Church of Christ Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Jun 26, 2014)

 

ANDREW RUPOSKY III

Andrew Michael Ruposky III, 45, formerly of Germantown, Ind. passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born March 14, 1969, in Connersville, Ind., he was the son of Andrew Michael Jr. of Harrodsburg and the late Dorothea Martell Ruposky.

He is a 1987 graduate of Burgin High School, worked at the Yoders factory in Van Wert, Ohio and was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon, Ind.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include, two children, Lindsey and Nathan;  one grandson, Bentley; two sisters, Linda (Richard) Ploeger of Napoleon, Ind., Tina Sourbeer of Boston, Ind.; a special friend, Wesley Merida of Cambridge City, Ind. and nieces and nephews.

Memorial services, following cremation, were held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon, Ind. Burial in Kentucky will be at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com.

(HH Thu Jun 26, 2014)

 

ANTHONY SMITH

Anthony Smith, 57, of Harrodsburg, husband of Rebecca Stinnett Smith died Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

(HH Thu Jun 26, 2014)

 

DARLENE STATON

Darlene Staton, 80, of Waynesburg, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Mt. Victory, KY on March 16, 1934, daughter of the late Arthur and Onnie Littrell Judge.

She was a caregiver and attended Fairview Baptist Church.

She is survived by: four sons, Hank Judge of Mt. Salem, KY, Shawn Staton of Waynesburg, Vince Staton of Casey County, and Jeff Staton of Salvisa; three daughters, Donna Staton of Harrodsburg, Teresa Gilpin of Waynesburg, and Glenda Staton of McKinney; three brothers, Wade Judge of Lexington, Eugene Judge of Waynesburg, and Joe Judge of Stanford;  three sisters, Christine Turpin of Somerset, Louise Judge of Owenton, and Fostine Hamilton of Berea; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Carl Staton, her parents, two sons, Larry Staton and Ryan Keith Staton, one brother, Donald Ray Judge, five sisters, Iona Judge, Inez Judge, Yvonne Judge, Lorrene Judge and Shelby Judge and one grandson, Kenneth Carl Creech.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Morris & Hislope Funeral Home, Science Hill, with Bro. Johnny Baker officiating.

Burial will be in Poplarville Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral  home.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the Jun 26, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).