Obituary Archives

2014B

Following is a list of obituaries that have appeared in The Harrodsburg Herald – July - December 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.


 

BOBBY CARRIER

Bobby Lee Carrier Sr., 73, of Harrodsburg, husband of Patricia Ann Sallee Carrier, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility.

Born July 30, 1940, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Robert Lee “Pops” and Ella B. Vest Carrier.

He worked as a mechanic and was a dirt track racer.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: three sons: Bobby (Diane Evans) Carrier Jr., Bryan Scott Carrier and Barry DeWayne Carrier, one brother: Eddie Ray (Crystal) Carrier and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Eva Pearl Lay.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 29 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Travis Alltop officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gil Lay, Durand Lay, Ted McKenny Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Rue Sallee and Kaigen Damrell. Honorary pallbearers were G. T. Shannon, Ted McKenny Sr., Robert “Whiskers” Vandiver and Junior Sanders.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church Mission Fund, 1400 Bluegrass Pike, Danville, KY 40422.

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

(HH Thu Jul 3, 2014)

 

STEPHAN CLEM

Stephan Paul Clem, 64, husband of Tammy Clem, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Monday, May 5, 2014.

Born May 16, 1950 in Cincinnati, he was the son of Vernon D. Clem of Winchester and Irene A. Clem of Cincinnati.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include: two sons, Stephan and Eric Clem, both of Cincinnati; one step son, Craig Stidham of Cincinnati; one sister, Celesta (Murrell) McComas of Salvisa; three brothers, Dave Clem of Ohio; Stewart Clem of Cold Springs and Robert Clem of Ft. Myers, Fla.

A private family memorial was held and burial will be at a later date.

(HH Thu Jul 3, 2014)

 

MABLE HERRING

Mable E. Herring, 84, of Harrodsburg, widow of Walter B. Herring, died Saturday, June  28, 2014 at the Charleston Health Care Center in Danville.

Born Dec. 24, 1929, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Lafe and Elizabeth Gibson Herring.

Survivors include: one daughter, Janet Lee Brown of Danville; three sons, Jeffrey Bruce Herring and Donald Gary Herring, both of Harrodsburg and Richard Wayne Herring of Garrard County; one sister, Flora Lane of Hustonville; one brother, James Lane of Casey County; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Allen Herring and David Stephen Herring.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Don Garland officiating.Burial was in the Burgin Memorial Garden.

Pallbearers were Bruce Herring, Donald Herring, Richard Herring, Gary Brown, Adam Brown, Aaron Brown and Joshua Blake Herring.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org.

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

(HH Thu Jul 3, 2014)

 

MARY RUBLE

Mary Kathleen Ruble, 86, of Harrodsburg, wife of Garnett L. Ruble, died Tuesday, June 23, 2014 at her home.

Born Nov. 8, 1927, in Shabbona, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Frank M. and Jannie Goodlett Sutton.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Sunshine Sunday School Class. She was a retired Loan Officer and director of  Mercer Federal Savings and Loan.

Survivors include three daughters: Rosemary (Eddie) Lay of Cumming, Ga., Jeanlyn (Mark) Daris of Merrick, N.Y. and Rebecca Nahat of St. Petersburg, Fla., five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her first husband: Thomas Morris Dean, one brother: Joe Sutton and three sisters: Phyllis Bussell, Lisa Preston and Doris Reynolds

Funeral service was Friday June 27, 2014 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Daniel Smith officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jordan Lay, Libby L. Martinez, Eddie P. Lay, Mark Daris, Olivia Martinez, Don Horn and Lee Dean. Honorary pallbearers were the Sunshine Sunday School Class members.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Jul 3, 2014)

 

ANTHONY SMITH

Anthony Wayne “Andy” Smith, 57, of Harrodsburg, husband of Becky Stinnett Smith died Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Born May 24, 1957 in Nicholasville, he was the son of Norma Carson Smith and the late Raymond Smith.

He worked construction, was a Veteran of the United States Army and was a Baptist.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son: Chris (Rebecca) Smith of Nicholasville; two daughters, Savanna Brooke Smith of Harrodsburg and Sabrina Paul; two brothers: Terry Ray (Regina) Smith and Daryl Lee Smith both of Nicholasville and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Diane Smith.

Funeral was Friday, June 27, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Caleb Penwell officiating. Burial with Military Honors were in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, in Nicholasville.

Pallbearers were Nathan Shackleford, Chad Votaw, Bradly, Christopher Stratton, Rick Stinnett and Rusty Stinnett. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy O’Nan and Zack.

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

(HH Thu Jul 3, 2014)

 

GAYLE TRUE

Gayle Hudson True, 82, husband of Carolyn Broadus True, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Veterans Medical Center, Lexington.

He was born on January 6, 1932 in Grant County, to Denver and Agnes Marie Hudson True.

He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn True; daughters, Katy (Woody) Stephenson, Richmond, and Megan Shearer, Harrodsburg; son, Kevin True, Richmond; brother, Don (Jackie) True, Frankfort; grandchildren, Joseph Greene, Eric Baesler and Damon Baesler; great-grandchildren, Lexie Baesler and Presley Greene.

Graveside service was Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with full military honors.

In honor of Gayle's life and legacy donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the July 3, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

DORIS TURNER

Doris Barnes Smothers Turner, 80 of Shepherdsville, formally of Boyle County died Monday, June 23, 2014 in Louisville. She was the widow of Garland Smothers.

Born April 14, 1934 in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Dewey and Virginia Logue Barnes.

Doris’s survivors include: three sons, Barry (Linda) Smothers of Louisville, Gregg Smothers of Shepherdsville and Derek (Patty) Smothers of Shelbyville; one sister, Juanita Holderman of Harrodsburg, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services for Doris were conducted Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Wilder Funeral Home, Perryville, by Rev. Doug Davis with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Riley, Jacob, Barry, Gregg and Derek Smothers and Danny Holderman.

You may visit Doris’s online guestbook at www.wilderfh.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the July 3, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

JENNIFER BAKER

Jennifer Lee Gross-Baker, 41 of Flatwoods died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berea, Ky.

She was born in Hazard, Ky. on December 10, 1972.

Jennifer was a Christian and attended Bridges Christian Church and Rosehill Baptist Church. She worked as an Office Manager for Dr. Kassan. She loved spending time with her family especially her son Max the light in her life. Jennifer loved shopping and was an avid fan of UK Basketball and played basketball in high school.

She was preceded in death by her step mother Jan Gross; maternal grandfather Tom Turk, Sr.; paternal grandfather Floyd Gross, Jr. and an uncle Tom Turk, Jr.

Jennifer leaves behind a loving family including her son Thomas Maxwell Baker of Russell; her father Jack Benton Gross and his wife Jill of Louisville; her mother Lee Williams of Richmond; maternal grandmother Schatzie Turk and paternal grandmother Minta Gross both of Hazard; two brothers Zack Gross and his wife Andrea of Burgin and Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Scott Williams and his wife Michelle of San Diego, CA; one sister Jaisa Nicole Williams of Richmond and a host of extended family and friends all of whom will cherish her memory.

Funeral services were held to celebrate her life at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:00 am. Words of comfort and reassurance were spoken by Bro. Mark McKinney to those in attendance. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of her family.

Visitation was on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers contributions should be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Jennifer Baker.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.carmanfuneral.com.

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Jul 10, 2014)

 

CHARLES DICKSON

Charles Fred Dickson, 73, of Frankfort, passed away Tuesday July 1, 2014 at his residence.

Charles was born on October 19, 1940 in Detroit, MI to the late Thomas and Julia Porter Dickson.

Charles was a retired Detroit police officer and was the retired Director of Security for Detroit Medical Center.

Charles is survived by the following children: Kim Asher and her husband Allen of Harrodsburg, Keith Dickson and his wife Annette of Detroit, Michigan, and Karen Brown and her husband Donnie of Frankfort; two brothers James and Jerry Dickson both of Texas. Charles is also survived by three grandchildren, Jeremy Thompson, Houston Brown, and C. Grant Brown; seven step grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Freda Sutherland Dickson, one son, Thomas Christopher Dickson and one sister, Diane Roy.

Funeral services for Charles Fred Dickson were conducted Thursday, July 3, at the Clark Legacy Center in Frankfort. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort.

Casket bearers were Houston Brown, Grant Brown, Jeremy Thompson, Donnie Brown, Allen Asher, and Keith Dickson.

Condolences may be left online at clarklegacycenter.com

(Note: This obituary was not included in the July 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).

 

CHARLES DONAHUE

Charles Jeffrey “Jeff” Donahue, age 51, of Somerset, KY, departed this life on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center, in Somerset.

Jeff was born on August 29, 1962 in Bardstown, to Nicholas Francis and Elizabeth Inez Nalley Donahue Mattingly.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Jeff married Kelley Sue Bray in Bardstown on September 9, 2002. He was an employee of Eagle Hardwoods and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.

He is survived by: his wife, Kelley; his daughters, Emilee and Lacee Donahue; his mother, Elizabeth Inez Mattingly, of New Haven; three brothers, Tommy Donahue, of Bardstown, Eddie (and Jodie) Donahue, of Harrodsburg, and Kenny Donahue, of Lawrenceburg; four sisters, Sherri (and Brian) Matherly, of Elizabethtown, Jan St. Clair, of Bardstown, Laura (and Dennis) Evans, of Hodgenville, and Pam (and Mike) Wolf, of New Haven; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; a brother-in-law, Shane (and Teresa) Bray, of Somerset; a sister-in-law, Shanna (and Joe) Shaffer, of Somerset; and his father-in-law, Steve Bray, of Somerset.

Preceding Jeff in death are his two sons, Zachary and Nicholas Donahue; his father, Nicholas Francis Donahue; and his mother-in-law, Sue Carolyn Bray.

The funeral service was held Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Liberty Baptist Church, in the Kidder Community. Bro. Ulanda Price officiated the funeral service. Interment was in the Liberty Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Eric Keith, Shane Bray, Kelvin Casada, Joe Shaffer, Stuart Simpson, Brian Matherly, Pat Richardson and Max Watson. Military honors were conducted by the American Legion Post #38.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.lakecumberlandfuneralservice.com \

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Charles Jeffrey “Jeff” Donahue.

(Note: This obituary was not included in the July 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).

 

KENNETH HENRY JR.

Kenneth Allan Henry Jr., 54, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at his residence.

Born April 12, 1960 in Danville, he was the son of Kenneth Allan Henry Sr. of Wilmore and Shirley Rucker Henry of Harrodsburg.

He was a Lee’s Suzuki mechanic and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include: two daughters, Mindy Pauley of Georgia and Whitney Francis of Harrodsburg; one step-son: Derrick Leigh of Harrodsburg; three brothers, Jim Henry of Florence, Miss. and Tony and Danny Henry of Junction City and four grandchildren.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bobby Barrick officiating.

Visitation is at 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kenny’s Angels, c/o Mercer County 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 Jul 10, 2014)

 

HILDA KIRKPATRICK

Hilda Marie Kirkpatrick, 58, of Danville, widow of William Jenkins Kirkpatrick, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Danville.

Born Oct. 10, 1955, in McKee, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Nancy Jane Madden Flannery.

She was a homemaker and member of the Blackwater Baptist Church #2.

Survivors include: two daughters, Anna Gomez of Stanford and Melissa Pumphrey of Moreland; one son, Hargus Wayne Gabbard of Danville; life companion, Elbert Settles of Springfield; seven sisters: Diane Flannery, Violet Brandenburg, Irene McKinney, Corene Eddington, Barbara Sue Baxter, Rita Porter and Joyce Flannery; one brother, Clettus Flannery; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters and six brothers.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Dale Denton officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Hargus Wayne Gabbard, William Lee Ernest Gabbard, Austin Lee Jenkins, Clettus Flannery, Marvin McKinney and Ray Tincher.

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

(HH Thu Jul 10, 2014)

 

BRENT MCCORD

Brent McCord, 51, of Lancaster resident for the past 12 years passed away Monday, June 30. 2014 at UK Hospital in Lexington.

He was born July 4, 1962 in Harrodsburg.

Brent loved cooking, fishing and golf and was a talented artist and writer. For two years he was a political cartoonist for the Springfield Sun newspaper and had two articles published in the Lexington Herald Leader.

He was a lifelong member of the Christian Church and an avid Bible student.

He is survived by: his parents, Val and Billie McCord of Lancaster; a brother, Mark McCord Luisanne, Switzerland; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Ramsey Funeral Home. His brother Mark McCord, a pastor in Switzerland will be officiating.

Ramsey Funeral Home, Lancaster is in charge of arrangements.

(Note: This obituary was not included in the July 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).

 

JACK MULLINS

Jack R. Mullins, 73, of Harrodsburg, husband of Rebecca Humphries Mullins, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born July 4, 1940, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Steve and Ruby Lyons Mullins. 

He a retired tool and die maker for IBM, was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of the Church of Christ and American Legion.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter, Michelle Mikesell of Colorado; one son, Mitchell Shane Mullins of Georgia; one step daughter, Laurie McBride of Cincinnati, Ohio one sister, Loretta Robins of Harrodsburg; one brother, Jerry Mullins of Florida and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Lewis Walter officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Mitchell, Raymond Smalley, Darrell “DeeDee” Dwight, Ronny Thrat, Bruce Sultccach and Buster Mikesell.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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

(HH Thu Jul 10, 2014)

 

ANNIE PANKEY

Annie Pankey, 86, widow of G.W. Pankey, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born March 31, 1928 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Bowman Claunch and Emma Claunch.

She was a retired inspector for Hallmack and was a Baptist.

Survivors include: one daughter, Regina (Harald) Portig of Versailles; one brother, Seymore (Helen) Claunch of Boyle County; one grandson, Kevin (Angie) Gibson of Harrodsburg and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Colie C. and Willie A. Claunch and one sister, Edith Logue.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Johnson officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Austin “A. K.” Gibson, Jeff Young, Richard Sparrow, Tim Rawlings, Dale Varner, Eric Varner and Darrell Claunch.

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

(HH Thu Jul 10, 2014)

 

C. H. ROBINS

C.H. Robins, 72, husband of Loretta Mullins Robins died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center

Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

(HH Thu Jul 10, 2014)

 

DAVID STAGNER SR.

David Alan Stagner Sr., 53, of Burgin, husband of Lisa Rasnake Stagner, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 8, 1960 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late James and Dollie Cheatham Stagner.

He was a retired mechanic for the Mercer County School District and a member of the Burgin Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter: Michelle (Chris) Cummins, Nicholasville; one son, David Alan Stagner Jr., of Burgin; one sister: Marsha (Gary) Royalty of Burgin and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Stagner.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Sims Funeral Services with Brother James Harley officiating. Burial was in the Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Seth Royalty, Tanner Royalty, Wayne Goodlett, Bradley Rasnake, Matthew Rasnake and Steve Anderson. Honorary bearers were Mike Preston, Terry Montgomery, Jimmy Stratton and Charles Curtsinger.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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

(HH Thu Jul 10, 2014)

 

JESSE THOMAS JR.

Jesse Clyde Thomas, Jr., 74, husband of Mae Evelyn Vaughn Thomas, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 4, 1939 in Lawrenceburg, he was the son of the late Jesse Clyde and Gillia Barber Thomas, Sr.

He was retired after 29 years as a technician for IBM, worked at Lawrenceburg Transfer, was a member of the Salt River Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg and taught through the jail ministry in Woodford County and at the Isaiah House.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one son, Jesse Clyde (Janet A.) Thomas III of Louisville; two daughters, Lala Michele Coleman Williams of Fairview Heights, Ill., and Dr. Jessica Elizabeth (Erwin) Bryant Sr. of Lexington; one brother, Daniel Eugene (Eula) Thomas of Frankfort and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 11 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Bush officiating.

Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

(HH Thu Jul 10, 2014)

 

KATHRYN VANARSDALL

Kathryn “Kathy” VanArsdall, 72, of Harrodsburg, wife of Alfred VanArsdall, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at her home.

Born June 23, 1942, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late George “G” and Beulah Mae Wayne Glasscock Jr.

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

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: one daughter: Karen Renee (Jason) Walton of Nicholasville and one son, Mark Wayne (Donna) VanArsdall of Bossier City, La.; one sister, Georgia Carolyn “G. G.” (Claude) Perkins of Harrodsburg; one brother, Jimmie Wayne (Judy) Glasscock of Perryville, six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Ann Goodpaster.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 8 at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Brother James Harley officiating. Ransdell Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Eddie Jenkins, Tad Kite, Jerry Carney, Jimmie W. Glasscock, Joshua VanArsdall and Chris Edwards.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Heritage Hospice.

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

(HH Thu Jul 10, 2014)

 

SAMUEL WADE

Samuel Lee Wade, 89,  of Cleveland, Ohio, widower of Nadine Wade died Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Cleveland.

Born Feb. 14, 1925 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Charles and Anna Wade.

Survivors include one daughter, Portia Morgan of Cleveland; one grandfather, Patrice Morgan and one brother of James (Helen) Wade and a host of family and friends.

An Alpha Phi Alpha services was held Wednesday, July 9  at the Lucas Memorial Chapel in Garfield Heights, Ohio. Funeral services  are today, Thursday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Affinity Baptist Church, 4411 E. 175th Street, Cleveland, Ohio with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Internment is in the Evergreen Memorial Park.

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Jul 10, 2014)

 

WILLIAM WALKER

William “Bill” Walker, 61, of Harrodsburg, husband of Genice Grantham Walker died Friday, July 4, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born April 13, 1953 in Nicholasville, he was the son of the late Tony and Susie Cobb Walker.

He was a self-employed construction worker and a Christian.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: four sons, James (Kim) Tolson, Stephen Tolson and Daniel (April) Tolson of Lancaster and Michael Davis of Somerset; five daughters, Patricia Pittman of Danville, Gayle (Bill) Snyder of Pine, La., Melissa Martin of Tickfaw, La. and Brittany (Eric) Dunn of Virginia Beach, Va., two brothers, Ronnie Clay Walker of Alton and Archie (Eric) Cobb of Nicholasville; two sisters, Betty Sue Miller and Mattie Mae; 26 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Tony Marvin Walker, Charles Walker and Wayne Allen Cobb, one sister, Linda Sue Cobb and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother Scott Bugg officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Tolson, Justin Williams, Darin Williams, Chris Graves, Rob Wood, Greg Pittman, George Ramos and Tim Peters.

Visitation will be 12 p.m. Saturday until the time of service.

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

(HH Thu Jul 10, 2014)

 

LESTER WESLEY

Lester Lee Wesley passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at his home in the Mintonville Community. He was 64.

Born May 9, 1950 in Casey County, KY, he is the son of the late William Clarence and Louvernie Gadberry Wesley.

He was a timber cutter, carpenter, and member of the Ferndale Baptist Church. Lester loved to hunt, fish, and was avid about mules.

Survivors include: his wife, Kim Taylor Wesley, whom he married October 3, 1987; two sons, Cory Jordan Wesley and Dustin Jacob Wesley, both of Mintonville; two daughters, Tracey (and Jake) Weddle of Argyle and Holly (and Doug) Polston of Russell Springs; two grandchildren, Devin Cole Shoultz and Hayden Kendall Polston; six brothers, McKinley (Virginia) Wesley of Harrodsburg, Vernon (Patty) Wesley of Indiana, Dee (Toby) Wesley of Harrodsburg, Jay (Marilyn) Wesley of Mintonville, Chester (Betty) Wesley of Indiana, and Wayne (Charlotte) Wesley of Kings Mountain; and six sisters, Mayrene Haste of Science Hill, Aileen Burton of London, Audrey Faye (and James) Ball of Frankfort, Dorothy (and David) Terwilliger of Ferndale, Mary Rose (and Merle) Haste of Science Hill and LaFern (Gary) Blevins of Mintonville.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ruth Wesley.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. David Terwilliger officiating. Mr. Wesley was laid to rest in Watson Chapel Cemetery.

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

(Note: This obituary was not included in the July 10, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).

 

TAMMY CLAUNCH

Tammy Lynn Hayden Claunch, 47, wife of Daniel Keith Claunch, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at her residence.

Born Feb. 12, 1967 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of Wanda Taylor (Herm) Magard and Steve (Dianne) Hayden.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, parents and step parents, include: two daughters: Morgan Brittney Webb of Lexington and Delaney Storm Claunch of Harrodsburg;  one special cousin Troy Gowins and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, July 17 at 1 p.m. at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Darrell Hahn officiating.  Burial is in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Donnie Yeager, Shawn Conder, Brad Buntain, Cody Gowins, Tony Hayden and Michael Hayden.

Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and is after 7 a.m. until the hour of service today.

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

LILLIE DOTY

Lillie Belle Doty, 82, of Harrodsburg, widow of Turner Bud Doty, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born June 21, 1932 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Ralph and Iwlo Jones VanDyke.

She was a factory worker at both Hallmack Corporation and Florida Tile and a member of the Centennial Baptist Church where she was a member of Ladies of Distinction, Missionary Circle, taught the Women’s Missionary Circle and Sunday School.

Survivors include: one son, Samuel (Cathy) Wheat III of Harrodsburg; five sisters: Geneva Penman, Dessie Brown, Arnetta (Fred) Bottoms, Gloria Bowman and Mary Owens all of Harrodsburg; one brother: Allen (Jackie) VanDyke of San Jose’, Calif. and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Cynthia Johnson and three brothers: Paul VanDyke, Johnny VanDyke and Gene VanDyke.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 15 at the Centennial Baptist Church with Elder J. D. Short III and Bro. Donald Wayne Smith officating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Paul Ellis, Jose’ Walker, Mark Bowman, Francis Bowman, Josh Goodman, Kenneth Jones and Dennis Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Bryson McGuire, Terry Yeast, Nick Yeast, Duke Dunn, Alvis Johnson and Isaiah Burrus.

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

ROBERT GILLESPIE

Robert H. Gillespie, Sr., 86, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Green Meadows Nursing Center in Mt. Washington, KY.

He was born March 24, 1928 to August H. Gillespie and Elizabeth Ham Gillespie in Lexington.

Robert was retired from the University of Kentucky and was a great fan of Wildcat basketball. He enjoyed woodwork, golf, boating, and fishing.

Robert is survived by: his wife, Betty R. (Cooper) Gillespie; two daughters, Linda G. Gammon of Lawrenceburg, and Jana G. Lalewicz also of Lexington; a son, Robert H. Gillespie, Jr. of Tampa, FL.  He is also survived by five grandchildren: Shane Gammon, Sherry Stumph, Terry Graham, Andrew Sparks, and Kristina Lalewicz and six great-grandchildren, Tanner, Jacob, Trevor, Christopher, Sloan, and Trey; nieces, Mary McDowell and Diane Sullivan; and nephews, Joseph Wright, Jimmy Wright, David Wright, Ben Hiler, Frank Gillespie and the late Thomas Rayborn. He also leaves behind his cousin and life long friend, Robert Ham.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Gillespie of Paris, Charles Gillespie of Lexington, and three sisters, Martha Rayborn, Margret Wright and Nellie Hiler, all of Lexington.

Robert has chosen to be cremated and have his cremains scattered.

A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be served. His family and friends are invited to confirm attendance by calling Linda Gammon at 502-600-6988.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the July 17, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)

 

JAMES GOODPASTER

James Richard Goodpaster, 94, formerly of Mercer County, widower of Mary Lucille Houp Goodpaster, died Monday, July 14, 2014 at his residence.

Born Nov. 4, 1919 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Mason Lee and Ora C. Young Goodpaster.

He was a retired truck driver and farmer and attended Christian Assembly Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Jenny (George) Heady; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Frances “Sis” Goodpaster and Della Goodpaster and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Kenneth Goodpaster; a daughter, Patricia Sue Allen Goodpaster; four brothers, Everett, Jewel, Walter and Leonard Goodpaster and two sisters, Irene Goodpaster and Bertha Lee Grubbs.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home in Frankfort with Bro. Paul Elswick and Bro. Roger Stevenson officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery

Pallbearers will be Richard Lee Goodpaster, Chris Heady, Gary Goodpaster, Joe O’Connell, Mark Mills, Greg Goodpaster, Tyler Nikolao and Deric Byers. Honorary pallbearers will be David Duplessis, Hunter Duplessis, Landon Duplessis and James Evan Goodpaster.

Visitation is today, Thursday, July 17 from 5-8 p.m

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Christian Assembly Church, PO Box 477, Frankfort, KY 40602 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

EVERETT HALL JR.

Everett Hall Jr., 85, of Harrodsburg, widower of Liddie Beatrice Sheperson Hall, died Tuesday, July 9, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born March 7, 1929, in Boyd County, he was the son of the late Everett T. and Loena Iota Pruitt Hall.

He was retired from Corning Inc. and attended Eller’s Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Jane Fister and Teressa (Eddie) Sanford, both of Harrodsburg; special friend, Helen Vanderpool of Danville; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 12 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Lester Tirey and Jonathan Bennett officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Sean Pigman, Joe Fister, Jim Sanford, Adam Curtsinger, Sha Fister and Mike Miller. Honorary bearers were Troy Miller, Rett Pigman, Will Fister, Trey Miller, Curtis Bethel, Zachary Curtsinger, Cole Curtsinger, Gunnar Fister, Garrett Fister, Griffin Fister, Gabe Sanford, Jacob Sanford and Michael Killion.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 801 S. Limestone, Suite E, Lexington, KY 40508-4048 or to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422.

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

LAWRENCE HOWARD

Lawrence Howard, 92 of Port Ritchey Fla., formerly of Burgin, husband of Norma Howard, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Hospice Center in Hudson, Fla.

He resided in Burgin for 27 years where he was a bricklayer.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter, Jackie Howard Goodin, Dundee, Fla., one son, Larry Howard, Chicago, Ill. and one son-in-law, Owen Goodin.

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

SR. MARY KLARER

Sister Mary Rudina (Rita) Klarer, 88, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Mount Saint Joseph.

Born Jan. 3, 1926 in Louisville, she was the daughter of Leo and Rudina Klarer. 

She was in her 68th year of religious service and was a teacher at the St. Andrew School in Harrodsburg from 1954-59.

The funeral Mass was Tuesday, July 15 at Mount Saint Joseph.

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

ALEEN LONG

Aleen Lake Long, 93, of Harrodsburg, widow of Thurman H. Long, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care.

Born Oct. 22, 1920, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Abraham Lake and Ella Sanders Lake Perrine.

She was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital for 20 years and a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three daughters, Maxine Phillips of Crestwood, Bonnie (Kenneth) Meredith, Brenda (Eddie) Young of Harrodsburg;  two sons, Thurman Long Jr. of Largo, Fla. and Ronnie (Martha) Long of Harrodsburg; one sister, Annelle White of Winter Haven, Fla., 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-  great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Una Mae Lake, Doris Disponett, Mamie Crowe, Mabel Drury, Hannah Long; one  half sister, Vetta Spiller; and three brothers, Ernest Lake, Hubert O. Lake, Garnett Lake; one half brother, Densel Lake and one grandson, Timmy Long.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Robert DeFoor officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423-1213 or Fellowship Baptist Church, 502 Ada Drive, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 and Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 S. Main St.,Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

REBECCA MOORE

Rebecca Lynn Moore, 14, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington.

Born in Lexington, January 19, 2000, she was the daughter of David and Maureen Griffey Moore.

She was a student at Mercer County Schools and a very special child.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include: two brothers, Matthew David Moore and John Thomas Moore, paternal grandparents, Frances (Pinkston) and the late Roger Moore; maternal grandparents, Jackie and Marlene Griffey and several cousins.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 13 at the Bethel Baptist Church with John McDaniels and Earl Pinkston officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist cemetery

Pall Bearers were John Moore, Jeffery Pinkston, Lee Todd Pinkston, Earl Pinkston, Brent Robinson and Jimmy Freeman.

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

DAVID REED

David Lee Reed Sr., 88, formerly of Harrodsburg, widower of Jane Roof Reed, died Monday, June 30, 2014 in Naples, Fla.

Born Feb. 18, 1926 in Harrodsburg he was the son of the late William and Hattie Wells Reed.

He was a WWII veteran,  graduated from the University of Kentucky and owned Shouse Reed Co.

Survivors include: two sons, David Lee II (Tricia) and William Edwin (Michelle); two daughters, Diane Reed Eiler and Rebecca Reed Webster, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William (Bill) Reed and one son in law, David Eiler.

Memorial contributions are suggested to VITAS Community Connection c/o VITAS Innovative Hospice Care., 4980 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102, Naples, FL 34103

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

CHARLES ROBINS

Charles “Chuck” Robins, 72, of Harrodsburg, husband of Loretta Mullins Robins, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Feb. 8, 1942 in Tupelo, Okla., he was the son of the late Charlie H. and Ruth Belle Brown Robins.

He was a Pipe Fitter for Local Union 452 and a member of Burgin Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter: Lysha (Jim) Patterson of Harrodsburg and two sons: K. Shawn (Catherine) Robins of Knoxville, Tenn. and Brandon (Marta) Robins of Harrodsburg; one sister: Twylia (Doug) Anderson of Knoxville, Tenn. and two brothers: Alan (Tammy) Robins and Donnie (Beverly) Robins, both of Harrodsburg and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services wereheld Thursday, July 10 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Terry Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Burgin Memorial Garden.

Pallbearers were Robert Mitchell, Robert Taylor, Mike Qualls, Clettus Todd, Barry Brumfield and Raymond Smalley.

Memorial donations are suggested to Make a Wish Foundation.

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

WILLIAM ROBINSON

William Carroll Robinson, 67, husband of Clementine Finnell Robinson, died on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

He was born January 25, 1947 in Harrodsburg to William Wilson and Eva Mae Pearson Robinson.

He is survived by: his wife; sisters, Brenda (Beau) Holbrook, St.reet and Donna Ray Robinson, both of St. Louis, MO; numerous nieces and nephews.

Please check back periodically for announcement of Celebration of Life Services.

In honor of William's life and legacy donations can be made to Hill N Dale Christian Church and/or Lexington Humane Society.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the July 17, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)

 

DAVID ROSS

Dr. David Campbell Ross, 84, of Harrodsburg, husband of Latie L. Cooper Ross, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan 10, 1930, in Covington, he was the son of the late Charles Johnston and Mary Helen Gillespie Ross.

He received his BA degree from Asbury College, his Master of Theology from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and his Doctorate of Divinity from Kentucky Wesleyan College and served as a United Methodist Minister.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two sons, David Lawrence “Larry” (Sue) Ross of Ocala, Fla., and Mark Stephen (Missy) Ross of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Ross.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday July 19 at the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church with  Reverends Garland Hawkins and Rhonda Peters officiating.  Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be 9:30 until the hour of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church Building Fund, 102 South Chiles Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to the Aldersgate Camp, 125 Aldersgate Camp Road, Revenna, KY 40472.

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

DOUGLAS SANDERS

Douglas McArthur Sanders, 71, of Burgin, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born Dec. 20, 1942 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late John Cabell and Lottie Riley Sanders.

He was retired from Kentucky Utilities and was a member of the Shawnee Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include five brothers: J.C. Sanders of Danville, Joe Sanders and Roy (Beverly) Sanders both of Burgin and Roger Sanders and Gilbert Sanders both of Lexington; two sisters, Tina (Dr. Kenneth) Whitehouse of Danville and Kitty (Billy Jo) Webb of Nicholasville and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive..

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Della M. Edwards and Wanda Sanders and two brothers, Zack and Henry Sanders.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 15 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Hom with Dr. Kenneth Whitehouse officiating. Burial was in Shawnee Run Baptist Church Cemetery

Pallbearers were William “Bill” Sanders, Steve Sanders, Jay Allen Webb, Ray Whitehouse, Jack Hammons and Charles Sanders.

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

CARRIE TAYLOR

Carrie Jane Taylor, 72, wife of Gene Thomas Taylor, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at her residence in Harrodsburg.

Born August 11, 1941 in Owenton, she was the daughter of Annie Wright Cook and the late Chester Cook.

She was a McDonald’s food service employee and a member of The Lighthouse Assembly of God in Harrodsburg.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: one daughter, Tammy McDonald, of Paris and three sons: Thomas Taylor and Jamie (Kim) Taylor, both of Harrodsburg and Jason (Wendy) Hardy of Versailles; three sisters: Rose (Dennis) Spaulding of Frankfort, Anna Mae Smoot and Mary Moore both of Owenton; two brothers Robert (Bonnie) Cook and Paul Cook both of Owenton and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Hobbs.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 15, at the Lighthouse Assembly of God in Harrodsburg with the Rev. Donald Fountain officiating.

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

(HH Thu Jul 17, 2014)

 

MONNIE CALDWELL

Monnie Browning Caldwell, 55, died July 15, 2014 of natural causes at her home.

Born November 13, 1958 in Lexington, Ky. with her twin sister, Jane Clemens Caldwell, daughters of Peggy Young Caldwell and the late Clemens Caldwell.

Although twins they did not look alike but sounded "identical" and had the same laugh. Monnie graduated from Danville High School in 1977 and attended the Lexington Technical Institute at the University of Kentucky for 2 years, majoring in secretarial work. Monnie started riding horses at an early age and they were the focus of most of her life. Horses were her passion and she spent most of her life in either Danville or Perryville. From 1979 to 1981 she worked at Silver Lining Stables, Danville and then from 1985 to 1996 she was employed at Arrowhead Farm in Harrodsburg. Monnie was a shy person – famously camera shy and she valued her privacy.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her sister, Jane Clemens Caldwell and her husband, Thomas Amorena of Durham, NC; a brother, Fox Caldwell of Danville; a nephew, Samuel Caldwell Kenkel of Burbank, CA. and a niece, Summer Caldwell (Ben) Warren of Casey Co. and a step-nephew, Paul Joseph Amorena of Yucca Valley, Ca.

The memorial service was held Thursday, July 17, at the Stith Funeral Home. Rev. Hannah McIntyre will officiate.

A private burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery, Rev. Rollin Tarter will officiate. Memorial contributions are suggested to Community Friends Outreach Food Bank 4620 Hustonville Rd. Junction City, Kentucky 40440.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the July 24, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)

 

JOSEPH HAWKINS

Joseph B. "J. B." Hawkins, age 79, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at Heritage Hall Care Center.

He was born in Anderson County to the late Benjamin S. and Linnie Gibson Hawkins.

He was a self-employed builder and a member of Sand Spring Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Hawkins is survived by: his wife of 29 years, Marlene Redmon Hawkins of Lawrenceburg; two sons, Todd Hawkins, Salvisa and Shannon (Stephenie) Osten, Shelbyville; brother, James A. (Mary) Hawkins and sister-in-law, Barbara Hawkins, all of Lawrenceburg; two granddaughters, Erin and Emily Osten, Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Hawkins and sister-in-law, Myrtle Ann Hawkins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Dr. Mike Hamrick officiating. Burial will follow in Sand Spring Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the July 24, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)

 

JOHN MARKEL

John Daniel Markel, 74, husband of Janice Stake Markel died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his residence.

Born November 14, 1939 in Pavonia, OH he was the son of the late Daniel and Nannie Belle Parman Markel.

He along with his wife was a former owner of Royalty’s Florist and Gifts where he joined the staff in 1961. John was a well known floral designer and after selling the business he remained on the staff of Royalty’s Florist for many years. He was also a member of Harrodsburg Christian Church.

Additional survivors include: his daughter, Teresa (Perry) Sullivan of Nicholasville; his son, Jeffery Daniel (Shannon) Markel of Lexington; one brother, Robert (Betty) Markel of Ohio; four sisters, Ada Ashton, Thelma Trail, Iva Swineford, and Roberta Fletcher, all of OH; five grandchildren, Joe (Shelby) Sullivan, Matt (Laura) Newsome, Christian Daniel Sullivan, Erin and Claudia Markel and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Willard Jackson, Jasper Jackson and Max Markel and two sisters, Elizabeth Jackson Trisler and Edith Butler Ison.

Funeral services were conducted aSaturday, July 19, 2014 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

To share your memories or to leave a message for the family please visit www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the July 24, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)

 

JERRY SANDERS

Gerald Louis “Jerry” Sanders, 72, husband of Nancy Sanders, of Louisville, died July 16, 2014 at the Episcopal Church Home in Louisville.

Born, Oct. 26, 1941, he was the son of Byford Roy Sanders and Virginia Ruth Daugherty.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: three daughters, Kathy (Duane) Williams, Deborah Sanders, Gerri Lou (Kevin) Monsour; two brothers, Roy (Cher) Sanders and John David (Susanne) Sanders of Harrodsburg and three grandchildren, Bryan and Brad Williams and Phoebe Monsour.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Keefe Sanders.

Funeral services were held 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 at the Newcomer Funeral Home in Louisville.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

(HH Thu Jul 24, 2014)

 

CHRISTINE PARKS

Christine Parks, age 85, widow of Charles Monroe Parks Sr., died Friday, July 18, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born March 22, 1929 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Bessie Bryant Fisher, Sr.

She was a 1947 graduate of West Side High School where she was salutatorian of her class, the former head teacher for Bluegrass Headstart, a member of the Harrod Homemakers and a member of First Baptist Church where she was a participant in the Merriweather Missionary Society, was Church clerk for over 40 years and sang in the church choir for a number of years.

Survivors include: one daughter, Paula Jayne Mays, Harrodsburg, three sons, Charles (Robin) Monroe Parks Jr., Danville, James Franklin Parks and Paul (Roxanne) Parks both of Harrodsburg; 11 grandchildren: Katlyn Parks, James Parks II, Toi Parks, JaEisha Parks, Terry Yeast, Shantilla Richards, Telisha Spears, Justin Parks, Dylan Colvin, Brandi (Chris) Wheeler and Kendrick Parks; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, William H. Parks Sr., Harrodsburg and Lucian Parks, Georgia; three sisters-in-law, Anna Parks, Harrodsburg, Cora Allen, and Pauline Fisher both of Harrodsburg; one uncle, John Bryant; four very special friends who were like sisters, Jewell Lay, Frances Short, Ruby Dunn and Bessie Henderson, all of Harrodsburg and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, George Herman Fisher Sr. and Franklin Fisher Jr. and a grandson, Rodney Parks.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, at the First Baptist Church by Bro. Virgil A. Hill, Elder J. D. Short III and Bro. Windrell Hunn. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Pallbearers were Chris Short, Paul Parks, James Parks, Charles Parks Jr., Terry Yeast, Joe Monroe, Marcus Shelby, and Genie Sims. Honorary bearers were members of the Merriweather Missionary Society.

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Jul 24, 2014)

 

BOBBY AUSBORN

Bobby Dean Ausborn, 70, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born March 12, 1944 in Abilene, Texas, he was the son of the late Earl and Lola McHenry Ausborn.

He was a retired engineer with Rice Engineering, a United States Navy Veteran and was a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Bobby Allen Ausborn of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Randall Joe (Marilyn) Ausborn of Carrolton; one daughter, Ruby Gail Edwards of Danville; one brother, Robert Earl Ausborn of Abilene, Texas and one sister Ruby Fay Hastings of Abilene, Texas, 10 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Lee Ausborn.

There are no services scheduled.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: The Historic Fort Phantom Hill, P.O. Box 58, Abilene, TX 79604.

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

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

DOROTHY FREEMAN

Dorothy Currens Freeman, 86, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Ona Freeman, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Mary Holman Currens.

She was a member of the Claylick United Methodist Church a bookkeeper for Watts and Durr Company in  Harrodsburg and a 1945 graduate of Salvisa High School.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Gina (Russell) Johnson, Frankfort; one son, Michael L. (Libbye) Freeman, Lawrenceburg; one brother, Curtis (Sonia) Currens, Salvisa; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Elsie Gritton, Fannie Broce, and a brother Otha Currens.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg with Bro. Danny Broce and Bro. Shannon Blosser officiating. Burial was in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.       

Pallbearers were Ben Freeman, Gustavo Gonzalez, Ricky Robinson, Barry Currens, Mark Broce, and O. C. Currens. Honorary pallbearers were her Sunday School Class and Betty and Alton Warford.

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

WILLIE HORN

Willie B. Horn, 91, of Harrodsburg, husband of Ava Jewell Long Horn, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born July 18, 1923, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Obadiah “Obe” and Myrtle (Jesse) Royalty Horn Goodpaster.

He was a retired farmer and owner of Town and Country Blacktop Sealing.  He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board, was a former assistant Sunday School teacher, and Trustee. He also donated the land for the construction of the Calvary Church. He also served on the ASCS Board for some twenty years, and was a County Magistrate for several years.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter, Brenda (Bill) Rogers of Harrodsburg, one sister, Katherine Short of Salvisa, and one brother, Clarence Goodpaster of Harrodsburg, three grandchildren, Will (Stephanie) Rogers, Dana (John) Perkins, and Lynette (Michael) Lawson and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Jessica Lawson and two brothers, Marvin Horn and Bobby Goodpaster.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with  Lester Caldwell, Daniel Smith and Ty Clenney officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Will Rogers, Donald Logue, Clarence Goodpaster, Eddie Sherrow, Don Horn, Miller Horn, Bill Horn and Kenny Goodpaster. Honorary pallbearers were member’s of the Adult Men’s Sunday School class.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church, 2193 Cornishville Road, Harrodsburg, KY, 40330 or Gideon Bible Fund, PO Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

PAID OBIT

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

JOHN MARKEL

John Daniel Markel, 74, husband of Janice Stake Markel died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his residence.

Born Nov. 14, 1939 in Pavonia, Ohio he was the son of the late Daniel and Nannie Belle Parman Markel.

Along with his wife, he was a former owner of Royalty’s Florist and Gifts and a member of Harrodsburg Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter,  Teresa (Perry) Sullivan of Nicholasville, one son,  Jeffery Daniel (Shannon) Markel of Lexington; one brother, Robert (Betty) Markel of Ohio; four sisters,  Ada Ashton, Thelma Trail, Iva Swineford and Roberta Fletcher, all of Ohio; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers,  Willard Jackson, Jasper Jackson and Max Markel and two sisters, Elizabeth Jackson Trisler and Edith Butler Ison.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

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

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

GWEN MARTINEZ

Gwen Marie Colvin Martinez, 49, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.

Born October 29, 1964 in Lebanon, she was the daughter of Justus Colvin, Jr. and the late Betty Schalck.

Survivors include: two daughters, Ashley Marie (Omar Escobar) Bugg and Autumn Martinez; one son, Zachary (Heather) Bugg; one sister, Justina (Edward) Bockey; two brothers, Richard Colvin and Owen Colvin; step-father, Stanley L. Schalck and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jay Colvin.

A memorial service will be held 2-5 p.m., Saturday, August 2 at the Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasvlle.

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

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

ALLENE MOORE

Allene Moore, 95, widow of Clifford Emerson Moore, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born May 28, 1919 in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Vadie and Nancy Jane Davis Murphy.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Harrodsburg Church of God.

Survivors include four sons: William Harold Moore, Louis Bradley Moore, Donald (Cristy) Lyons Jr., all of Harrodsburg and Jerry Bruce (Peggy) Moore of Stanford; four daughters, Nancy Carolyn Sires of Florida, Connie Moore of Parksville, Darlene (Fonnie) Baker  and Joanne (Charlie) Lyons, both of Harrodsburg, 21 grandchildren,   and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mae Simpson, one brother, Lonard Murphy, and one sister Ola Mae Goforth.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 28 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie Irvin officiating. Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Zackery Lyons, Timmy Baker, Scottie Baker, Billy Joe Lyons, Tara Baker and Taylor Adams.

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

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

MARK ASHCRAFT

Mark Allen Ashcraft, 55, of Harrodsburg, husband of Teletha Ashcraft, died Sat. Aug. 2, 2014 at the University of Kentucky from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born Sept. 19, 1958 in Lexington, he was the son of the late Clyde B. and Naomi Goodlett Ashcraft.

He was employed as a superintendent for Independence Construction of Virginia.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: three daughters, Felisha Ashcraft, Lindsey (Paul) Jones and Kelly McGowan; two sons, Alex Redgefield and Damion Reid; one brother, Clyde William (Sue) Ashcraft; one sister, Linda (Bobby) Childers; five grandchildren, T.K. Young, Allison Harrison, Arden Harrison, Cody Reid, and Ross Reid; lifelong friends; and buddies, Jack Steele and David Dawson and several in-laws, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Billy, James and David Lee.  

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington with Minister Ronnie Hupp officiating.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O.  Box 21903, Lexington, KY  40522-1903.  

PAID OBIT

(HH Thu Aug 7, 2014)

 

FRANCES BLUNT

Frances Reed Blunt, 94, of Boerne, Texas, widow of Milton R. “Dick” Blunt, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at her home.

Born April 2, 1920 in Bohon, she was the daughter of the late Worley Byford and Beatrice (Reed) Reed.

She was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School, attended the University of Kentucky and Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing where she received her nursing degree.

Survivors include: one son, Milton, “Rick” (Carol) Blunt, of Washington and Hawaii; one daughter, Ann (Greg) Schafer of Texas, one brother, Kelly Scott Reed of South Carolina, one grandson; two great-grandsons; and three nieces including Myra Ann Prewitt of Harrodsburg.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Carolyn Rantz and one brother, Clifford Reed.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Entombment was at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

(HH Thu Aug 7, 2014)

 

JOAN LILLY

Joan Margaretta “Judy” Lilly, 85, of Harrodsburg died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Harrodsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 2, 1929 in Eden, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Carrie May Finlandson Debo.

She was a self-employed care giver and a member of the Episcopalian Faith.

Survivors include: one daughter, Kathleen Lilly, of Versailles; one son, William (Michelle) Lilly, East Greenwich, R.I.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, James Debo and one grandson, Aaron Cass Moncer.

Graveside services were held Saturday, August 3 at the  in the Spring Hill Cemetery with the  Rev. Peter Doddema officiating.

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

(HH Thu Aug 7, 2014)

 

BOBBY SPRINGATE

Bobby Gene Springate, 87, formerly of Harrodsburg, husband of Mary Ann  Moore Springate, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Lexington.

Born June 3, 1927, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Clinton and Rebecca Gillis Springate.

He was a retired Chemical Engineer for DuPont Company and a member of N.E. Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: three daughters, Donna (David) Jenny of South Port, N.C., Marsha Springate and Terri (Robert) Brewster, both of Lexington; one son, Bobby (Elizabeth) Springate, of Harrodsburg; one sister, Bonnie Arkley of Louisville;  two brothers, Clinton Ray Springate, of Louisville and Bruce Springate, of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, J.W. Springate.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, August 7 at 1 p.m. at the Harrodsburg Christian Church with Phil Williams, Steve Smith and Kent Stevens officiating.

Pallbearers are Phil Yates, J.D. Jones, Kent Stevens, Tim Pierce and Wayne Quiggins.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of service.

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

(HH Thu Aug 7, 2014)

 

GENEVA VANARSDALL

Geneva K. VanArsdall, 83, of Burgin, widow of Roger VanArsdall, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Charleston Health Care Center.

Born Feb. 28, 1931 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Mamie Ross Barker.

She worked as a guide at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and was a member of the Burgin Christian Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Janet Swarbrick of Lexington and Holly Burke of Nicholasville; two sons, Michael (Patricia) VanArsdall of Lexington and Roger VanArsdall of Burgin; one brother, Everett (Sarah) Barker; four sisters: Betty Pingleton, Rita Coulter, Shirley Daly and Barbara Barker, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Valarie McMullin and Paulene Bolten.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral  Home with Bro. Terry Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael A. VanArsdall, Ryan VanArsdall, Michael Morris, Christopher (Alex) Sullivan, Brian W. Brown and Joseph Bokrus.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Burgin Christian Church, Drawer D, Burgin, KY 40310.

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

(HH Thu Aug 7, 2014)

 

LISA BELDING

Lisa Belding, 53, of Harrodsburg, wife of Tom Belding died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at her residence.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

(HH Thu Aug 14, 2014)

 

DANNY BUGG

Danny G. Bugg, 68, of Harrodsburg, husband of Wanda Rogers Bugg, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born May 14, 1946 in Mercer County, he was raised by his late grandparents, Jordan and Martha Bugg.

He had worked locally in the banking industry from 1977 until 1997 and operated his own mortgage company until 2009.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one son Terry D. Bugg; his mother Haddy Bailey; half-brother Johnnie (Ruth Ann) Bailey; brother-in-law Jerry (Shirley) Rogers and father-in-law Wince (Opal) Rogers.

He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Inez Rogers.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Aug 14, 2014)

 

GEORGE CHEATHAM

George Daniel Cheatham, 31, of Salvisa, died Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Born Sept. 8, 1982 in Mercer County, he was the son of George and Donna Cheatham.

He was a 2000 graduate of Mercer County High School.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include: one brother, Jeremy (Sarah) Cheatham, of Mercer County and one grandmother, Melvina Cheatham, of Mercer County.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. at Harrodsburg Baptist Church with Simon Kidd officiating.

(HH Thu Aug 14, 2014)

 

WILLIAM DIVINE

William Eugene Divine, 71, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, August 9, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 29, 1942 in Washington County, he was the son of the late William McKinley and Louise Fuell Divine.

He was a Baptist and a retired farmer and factory worker.

Survivors include one son, Timothy Lynn Divine, of Alaska; one sister, Linda D. Lake, of Washington County; one brother, W.T. Divine, of Boyle County and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Eugene Divine; four sisters, Ida Lou Gribbins, Cathy Divine, Margaret Bugg and Marion Million and three brothers, Roy Allen Divine, Harold Divine and Jerry Divine.

A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Aug 14, 2014)

 

HAROLD GRUBBS

Harold Lee Grubbs, 84, of Harrodsburg, widower of Ora Lee Peavler Grubbs, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at his residence.

Born Jan. 24, 1930 in Stanford, he was the son of the late Jessie G. and Bertha Goodpaster Grubbs.

He was a J. C. Riggs - Lexington construction foreman and member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter: Debbie (Danny) Humber, of Harrodsburg and three sons, Keith Grubbs,  of Danville, Michael Grubbs, of Mackville and Timothy (Jenny) Grubbs, of Springfield, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharon Grubbs, three brothers, Donald, Ronald and David Grubbs and by seven sisters, Alice Darland, Glenda Grubbs, Evelyn Russell, Barbara Vining, Margie Williams, Kathy Coker and Laura Murphy.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 9 at Sims Funeral Services with Bro. Johnny Hockersmith officiating. Burial was in  Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Justin Reynolds, Bobby Lee Russell, Kevin Davis, Johnny Roution, Terry Murphy, Danny Humber, Bobby O’Neil, and Donald Murphy.

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

(HH Thu Aug 14, 2014)

 

DONALD SANFORD

Donald Bruce "Donnie" Sanford II age 49, of Lincoln Park Rd., Springfield, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the residence of his mother-in-law Rita Clements near Springfield.

He is survived by: his wife, Mary Clements Sanford; his father, Donald Sanford of Harrodsburg; his mother, Sue Hill of Jacobus, Pennsylvania; two sons, Anthony Richerson of Harrodsburg and Thomas Ray Byrd of Danville; four  daughters, Virginia Ann Lyttle of Danville, Donna Mae Sanford of Harrodsburg, Tiffany Dawn Byrd and Cierra Hope Byrd both of Springfield; two brothers, Tony Sanford of Harrodsburg and Chris Hill of Red Lion, Pennsylvania; and one sister, Jennifer Sanford Davis of Harrodsbureng; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral mass for Donald Bruce "Donnie" Sanford II will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 14 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Springfield with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 till 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 7 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield who is in charge of arrangements and where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

      (Note:  This obituary was not included in the Aug 14, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LISA BELDING

Lisa Lynn Belding, 53, of Harrodsburg, wife of Tom Belding died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at her residence. 

Born Jan. 30, 1961 in Lexington, she was the daughter of Margaret Hume Young and the late Lucian Young Jr. 

She was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center and a member of the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church

Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother, include: three sons, Josh and Zack Belding of Harrodsburg and Ben Taulbee of Manassas, Virg.; two daughters, Angie Taulbee of Lexington, and Amanda Noll-Belding of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Sonny Young of Lancaster,  and David Young of St. Louis, Mo., three sisters: Donna Tunnstill, of Charleston, S.C., Karen Peace of Harrodsburg and Michelle Young-Crawford of Maysville; one niece, Shawna Van Winkle-Russell and seven grandchildren. 

A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)

 

RITA CANNADA

\Rita Cannada, 57, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.  

Born February 12, 1957 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of William Lee Cannada of Harrodsburg and the late Juletta Teater Cannada.  

She was a retired employee of Hitachi Automotive and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.  

Survivors, in addition to her father, include: one daughter, Julie Baker of Harrodsburg; one brother,  William (Loretta) Cannada of Burgin; two sisters,  Brenda (Art) Baker of Harrodsburg and Patricia (Michael) Hill of Danville and one grandson, Brady Johnson.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Derek Baker officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Johnson, Harden Green, Blake Jones, Curtis Majors, David Cannada and Michael Hill. 

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

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)

 

BETTY LEWIS

Betty Lou Lewis, 75, of Harrodsburg, widow of Wilbert Glenn Lewis, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 in Harrodsburg. 

Born Nov. 21, 1938, in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late James Brown and Mary Lou Votaw Lewis.

Survivors include: two sons, Terry (Debbie) Lewis and Tim (Pat) Lewis, both of Harrodsburg; one sister, Helen Jewell Deckard of Elwood, Ind.; one brother, James R. “Buddy” Lewis of Stanford;  four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Funeral service were held 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with James Harley and Andrew Mikles officiating. Burial was  in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Eddie Sherrow, Bud Jeffries, Bill Trainor, Timothy Todd Lewis, Nicholas Glenn Lewis and Josh Lee Carey. Honorary pallbearers were Don Steele, Andrea Carey and Misty S. Lewis.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Wounded Warriors. 

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

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)

 

VIRGINIA MCHOLAN

Virginia Louise McHolan, 90 of Cochran Georgia, formally of Boyle County, died Friday, August 15, 2014 in Georgia. She was the widow of Rev. Andy McHolan.

Born in Ammons, KY, she was a daughter of the late Elbert and Cora Bennett Dutsehke.

Mrs. McHolan and her husband had been in Georgia since 1969 where they served several churches. While in Boyle County Mr. and Mrs. McHolan served the Doctors Fork Baptist Church in Perryville.

Survivors include: a daughter, Lou Ellen Johnson of Cincinnat;, three sons and their wives, Charles and Carolyn McHolan of Louisville, Eugene and Sue McHolan of Harrodsburg, Rickie and Rhonda McHolan of Cochran GA; ten grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and thirteen great –great grandchildren.

Graveside services for Mrs. McHolan will be conducted at 3 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville, by Rev. John David Lane.

Visiting hours will begin on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Wilder Funeral Home until time of service.

Services were held in Georgia on Saturday.

You may visit Mrs. McHolan’s online guestbook at www.wilderfh.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the August 1, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

TONY PULLIAM

Tony B. Pulliam, 63, of Harrodsburg, widower of  Linda Hurlburt Pulliam, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  

Born Feb. 27, 1951 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Garnett Cecil and Hazel Hungate Pulliam.  

He retired from Corning after 39 years, was a member of the Shakertown Baptist Church and was a member for over 20 years of the American Flint Glass Workers Union.

Survivors include: one son, Steven (Lisa) Sims of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Cecilia Ann Robinson of Salvisa and Vickie Wilson of Midway; one aunt, Bertha Raider of Arizona; two grandchildren; one niece and nephew and several cousins.

A private memorial will be held at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

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

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)

 

DONNIE SANFORD

Donald Bruce “Donnie” Sanford II, 49, of Springfield, husband of Mary Clements Sanford, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Born Jan. 2, 1965 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Donald Bruce Sanford and Sue Hill.

He was a self-employed dry wall contractor.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and parents, include: two sons, Anthony Richardson of Harrodsburg and Thomas Ray Byrd of Danville; four daughters, Virginia Ann Lyttle of Danville, Donna Mae Sanford of Harrodsburg, Tiffany Dawn and Cierra Hope Byrd both of Springfield; two brothers, Tony Sanford of Harrodsburg and Chris Hill of Red Lion, Penn.; one sister, Jennifer Sanford Davis of Harrodsburg and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 14, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Springfield with Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  

Pallbearers were Tony Sanford, Chris Hill, Tiffany and Thomas Byrd, Jeremy Hicks, Daniel and Christopher Richardson and Steven Myers.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield was in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)

 

OBIE SLATER

Obie Slater, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at Village of Lebanon.

He was born on March 24, 1929 in Bentonia, Miss.

He was the former manager of Club Cherry, owner of a record shop in Danville, and retired from Matsushita Manufacturing Company in Danville. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Lebanon.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Levi and Nellie Ann Slater; brothers, Jeff and Lee Ones Slater; and sisters, Flora Manning and Minnie Ingram.

Survivors include: a son, Todd Anderson of Lebanon; two daughters, Gail Napier of Harrodsburg and Karen Hicks of Kokomo, Ind.; a special nephew, John Ingram of Danville; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Lebanon First Baptist Church with interment in Ryder Cemetery. Rev. Tommy Calhoun officiated.

Pallbearers were George Hamilton, Alonzo McQuire, John Ingram, Bruce Warren, Douglas Ford, and David Napier.

Bosley Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the August 1, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

TRISTAN YEAGER

Tristan Scott Yeager, 11, of Gravel Switch, died Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Born in 2003, he was the son of son of  Travis Scott (Heather) Yeager, and Misty Dawn (William Lee) Baker Anderson.

He was a fifth grader at North Washington Elementary, attended the Willisburg Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses, playing football and was a big racing fan. 

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include: one sister, Khloe Danielle Yeager of Beaver Dam; one brother, Harold Austin Sanders of Lebanon; one stepbrother, Mason Paul Huffman of Harrodsburg; best friend and cousin, Devin Benge of Danville; maternal grandfather, Harold (Versia) Baker Jr. of Harrodsburg; maternal grandmother, Charlotte Lane of Washington County and stepgrandparents, Gary and Sheila Rhodes of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with J. W. Hatfield and Doug Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Lee and Daniel Dial, Jeff Goodlett, Logan Shewmaker, Brandon Hardin and Bryan Weatherly.  Honorary bearers are Noah and Nathan Rhodes and teammates from the “Bears” of the Blake Hoppes football league.

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

Memorial donations are suggested to the Tristan Yeager Memorial Fund, C/O Whitaker Bank, 211 S Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

.PAID OBIT,

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)

 

 

BOBBY ADKINSON

Bobby Newton Adkinson, 77, Harrodsburg, died Sunday, August, 24, 2014 at The Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born March 14, 1937 in Nicholasville, he was the son of the late Alvah and Elizabeth Alice Whittaker Adkinson.

Survivors include, three sisters, Faye (Junior) Yeager, Sue (Carl) Lamb and Brenda (Bobby) Lewis, all of Harrodsburg and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Adkinson and two sisters, Dottie Robinson and Mary Ann Russell.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 27 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with David Green officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Daryl Lewis, Kevin Lewis, Jeff Russell, Louis Sea, Eddie S. Browning, Dan Whittaker, Mike Lee and David Sams. Honorary pallbearers were Dana Yeager, Carla Prather, Debbie Sams, Tonya Lee, Ocie Hume and the Florian Family.

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

(HH Thu Aug 28, 2014)

 

EDDIE COX

Eddie Wayne Cox, 47 of Stanford died Friday, August 22, 2014.

Born August 29, 1966, he was the son of Arthur Ray Cox, Jr of Stanford and the late Mildred Ann Simpson Cox.

He is survived by: his daughter, Rhyann Hall of Danville; brother, Earl Cox of Stanford; sisters, Linda Pullum of Harrodsburg and Becky Adams of Junction City; and grandchildren, Savannah and Peyton Hall.

Services will be conducted at 11 a,m, Tuesday, August 26, at the W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland by Bro. Steve Vanhook with burial at Cream Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joseph and Spud Pullum, Brian Cox, James Cooley and Lee Lay.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday

(Note: This obituary was not included in the August 28, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald

 

EARL CURTIS

Earl Curtis, 78, of Harrodsburg, died Friday August 22, 2014.

Born January 18, 1936 in Lincoln County, was the son of the late Tyre Arnold and Mary Jane Dunaway Curtis.

Earl was a 1955 graduate of Hustonville High School and was a farmer.

Earl is predeceased by a son Johnny Earl Curtis and siblings, Arnold Curtis, Clyde Curtis, Bernice Hanson, Irene McCloud, and Mattie Chandler.

Earl is survived by: his daughter, Gina Curtis (Gary) Hunter of Parksville; a brother, Orville Curtis of Moreland, and a granddaughter, Rebecca Roark.

A visitation will be held after 6 p.m., Tuesday August 26, 2014 at the Stith Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be, David "Sonny" Collier, Jack Carey, Bruce Johnson, Elwood Randolph, Bobby Payne, Roger Bandy. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery at a later date.

(Note: This obituary was not included in the August 28, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald

 

PETE OWENS JR.

Pete B. Owens Jr., 74, husband of Marilyn Glass Owens died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at his home in Lexington.

Born July 9, 1940, he was the son of the late Pete B. Owens Sr. and Martha Sanders Owens. 

He was a 1958 graduate of Harrodsburg High School,  was retired from IBM, and AAABCO, Inc., was an SEC football official and involved with several orgaizations.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include, three children, Pete B. Owens, III, Wendi Cottrill and Chase A. Owens; six grandchildren,  several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased in death by one daughter, Brandi G. Owens; three brothers, James, Robert and Carl Owens, two brothers-in-law, Ray (Barbara) Glass and John Glass.

A celebration of life service will be today, Thursday, August 28, at 7 p.m. at Centennial Baptist Church in Harrodsburg with Elder J.D. Short III officiating.  A lifetime celebration will be held at his home in Lexington on Saturday, Aug. 30,  at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Kentucky Special Olympics or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

(HH Thu Aug 28, 2014)

 

FRED PERKINS

Fred Perkins, 90, of Harrodsburg, widower of the late Janie Doris Bottom Perkins, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. 

Born Jan. 19, 1924 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Edward and Pilney Hardin Perkins. 

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII, and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include, one son, Jerry Brian Perkins Sr. of Harrodsburg; one daughter Sandy (Ron) Crain of Lawrenceburg, one sister Hazel (Harold) Hullett of Burgin, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers H.B., Ed, and Raymond Perkins.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug.  26, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Dr. Robert DeFoor officiating. Burial with military honors was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Perkins, Bennie Bottom, Jason Wells, Billy Bugg, James Brummett and Travis Abrams.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Humane Society, 132 North Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY  40330

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

(HH Thu Aug 28, 2014)

 

RUBY TILGHMAN

Ruby Carr Tilghman, 93, of Versailles, widow of John Willie Tilghman, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg. 

Born in Scott County, she was a daughter of the late John and Pearl Curtis Carr. 

She was a Versailles High School graduate, member of the Versailles Baptist Church, and a Sunday school teacher for over 60 years.

Survivors include, two daughters, Ann (Lynn) Clem of Lawrenceburg and Linda (Jim) Mullins of Burgin; four grandchildren, four great- grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Robbie Carr and one brother-in-law, Reuben Kurtz. 

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Morrison, a granddaughter, Dana McDonald, a brother, Jesse Carr, and three sisters, Mildred Lane, Evelyn Eaves, and Anna Frances “Barney” Kurtz.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. John Brandon officiating. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Lynn Clem, Larry Miller, Steve Morrison, Jeff Morrison, Nick Mullins, and Aaron Miller.  Honorary pallbearers were members of the Joy Sunday School Class. 

Memorials donations are suggested to the Versailles Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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

(HH Thu Aug 28, 2014)

 

EDITH TYREE

Edith B. Tyree, 73, of Harrodsburg, widow of Morris Allen Tyree, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born Feb. 28, 1941, in Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late James and Blanche Griffin Brumback.

She was a Homemaker and a member of Cornishville Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Charlene Conley of Nicholasville, Angelia Souvenier and Wendy Sellars, both of Harrodsburg; four sons, Randy Tyree, Tony A. Tyree and Rodney Tyree all of Harrodsburg and Denny Tyree of Weston, OH; three sisters, Dorothy Brown, Sandy Tyree and Kathy Betz of Weston, OH; one brother: Bennie Griffin of Weston, OH; 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Griffin and one sister, Joann Meir.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John Ritchie officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Sellars, Jason Sopher, Rodney Tyree, Tony Tyree, Brandon Tyree, Trever Tyree, Dustin Tyree and Christia Conley.

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

(HH Thu Aug 28, 2014)

 

STEVEN BRYANT

Steven Elijah Bryant, 72, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Harrodsburg.

Born July 21, 1942 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Elijah and Earline Hunn Bryant.  

He was a former employee of Beaumont Inn, Embassy Suites in Lexington  and a member of the First Baptist Church in Harrodsburg.

Survivors include, two sisters, Charlotte (Andy) Harris and Phyllis (David) Yates of Harrodsburg and one uncle, John Bryant.

Funeral services will be     Friday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m. at Sims Funeral Services with Brother Windrell Hunn and Elder J. D. Short III officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

(HH Thu Sep 4, 2014)

 

LEONA CASEY

Leona Catherine Proctor Casey, 98, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Ronald Casey, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born May 31, 1916 in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Millie Pearl Buckley Proctor.

She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and former member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children, Drucilla (Bud) Gritton of Lawrenceburg, Debbie Byrd of Atlanta, Ga., and Leroy (Linda) Casey of Long Mont, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Loretta Casey of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Eugene Casey and Keith Wayne Casey and three brothers, James, Roy and Paul Proctor.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 28 at Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home with Dr. Robert F. Ehr officiating. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lynn, Blaine and Kelly Gritton, Trent, Lance and Paul Casey and Chris Byrd. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Priscilla Sunday School Class.

Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church, TV Ministry, 111 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

(HH Thu Sep 4, 2014)

 

HUBERT FORD

Hubert Ruble “Buddy” Ford, 86, of Harrodsburg, husband of Edythe VanArsdall Ford, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 22, 1927 in Buena Vista, he was the son of the late Hubert Russell and Sadie Love Ruble Ford. 

He was a graduate and Valedictorian of Buena Vista High School in Garrard County, an Army veteran of World War II, served for the Employment Resource Center for the U.S Air Force Reserve, was Chief Clerk for McArthur’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, a plant engineer at Mengel Box Company in North Carolina, a farmer, part owner of Whitehouse-Humphrey Farm Equipment Company in Danville and a member of the Burgin Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter: Belinda Sullivan, Harrodsburg; one son, Russell (Dee) Ford, Lancaster; an adopted son, Gregory (Insuk) Ford, North Carolina; two sisters, Hannah Robb, Cleveland, Tenn. and Peggy (Bill) Waggener, Burgin; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son Buddy Ford and a granddaughter, Andria Ford Nelson.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Sims Funeral Services with Rev. Josh Snyder officiating. Burial was in the Lancaster Cemetery with military rites.

Pallbearers were Nick Caton, Kenny Stratton, Walter Hester, Willie Cheak, Billy Cannon and Rice Lear. Honorary bearers were the Elders of the Burgin Christian Church, Genie and Toni Sims, Peggy Moss, Bill Waggener, Bud and Bitty VanArsdall, Ruthie and Jimmy Wells, Betty and Donnie Montgomery and Alberta Hester.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Burgin Christian Church, 300 West Main Street, Burgin, KY 40310.

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

(HH Thu Sep 4, 2014)

 

BETSY GOODLETT

Elizabeth “Betsy” Elliott Goodlett, 91, of Frankfort, formerly of Lawrenceburg and Harrodsburg, widow of Joseph William Goodlett, died on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Frankfort.

Born in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late John Alan and Mary Elizabeth Russell Elliott.

She was a former employee of Bendix in Frankfort, a member of the Deep Creek Baptist Church in Harrodsburg and the Alton Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. 

Survivors include one daughter, Jolene (Tommy) Goodlett Greenwell of Shelbyville; one brother, Roy Leon (Ann) Elliott of Daphne, Ala. and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jerel W. Goodlett; two sisters, Gertie Mae Elliott Huffman and Katherine Elliott Pankey; and six brothers, Morris Elliott, Carl Elliott, Walter Elliott, Edgar Elliott, Albert Elliott and Johnny Elliott.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Alton Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg with Chaplain Charles Ellestad, Reverend K. Richard Holladay and Reverend Rick Shannon officiating. Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort. 

Pallbearers were Steve Elliott, Arthur Elliott, Boone Elliott, Junior Huffman, Steve Schuman, Jacob Hack and Jonathan Elliott.  Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, Kentucky  40601. 

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Sep 4, 2014)

 

BRUCE NOEL

Bruce Noel, 71, of Harrodsburg, husband of Glenda Athern Noel, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at his residence.

Born July 7, 1943 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Walter and Pearl Devine Noel.

He was former part owner of Hatchett Auto Parts, was a farmer and a member of The Carpenter’s Christian Church.

Survivors include, one son Darrel Kent (Kristin) Noel of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Ginger Dawn (Kurt) Schlenther of Nicholasville and Dana Maria (Greg) Warren of Harrodsburg; one brother Buford (Betty) Noel of Harrodsburg, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Powell.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. at The Carpenter’s Christian Church with Greg Warren officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Catlett, Jimmy Noel, Glen Devine, Pat Drury, Roger Tuggle and Randy Conley. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Horn, Miller Horn, David Noel and Buford Noel.

Visitation is today, Thursday, Sept. 4 from 4-8 p.m., and after 10 a.m. Friday until the time of service at the church.

Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Carpenters Christian Church, 1340, US 127 By-Pass, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Sep 4, 2014)

 

GLENDA NOEL

Glenda Athern Noel, 71, wife of Bruce Noel, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at her residence. 

Born August 19, 1943 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Lillis B. Corn Phillips. 

She was a homemaker and employee of His Kids Daycare and a member of The Carpenter’s Christian Church.

Survivors include, one son Darrel Kent (Kristin) Noel of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Ginger Dawn (Kurt) Schlenther of Nicholasville and Dana Maria (Greg) Warren of Harrodsburg; one brother Buford (Betty) Noel of Harrodsburg, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Marilyn Cheatham.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. at The Carpenter’s Christian Church with Greg Warren officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Phillips, Hobert Cheatham, Travis Wheeler, Danny Holiday, Kenny Hensley and Jim Dunn. Honorary pallbearers will be Judy Gash, Judy Sanders and Mary Emily Wheeler.

Visitation is today, Thursday, Sept. 4 from 4-8 p.m., and after 10 a.m. Friday until the time of service at the church.

Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Carpenters Christian Church, 1340, US 127 By-Pass, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Sep 4, 2014)

 

PETE WALTERS

Raleigh “Pete” Walters, 83, of Middletown, husband of Mildred Allgood Walters, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Hospice of Butler and Warren County.

Born May 13, 1931 in Middletown, OH, he was the son of the late Raleigh and Emma Lavone Dean Walters.

He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War where he received the Korean Service Medal with Bronze Service Star and National Defense Service Medal,  was a T.O. operator for Armco Steel, was a member of the American Legion #218 and C.A.R.E. and Franklin Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Mark (Debra) Walters of Channahon, Ill. and Gregory (Marsha) Walters of Camden; one daughter, Cynthia (David) Kruszewski of Livonia, Mich.; one brother, Neil Warner of Ind.; one sister, Doris (Jim) Gallo of Mt. Vernon, Ind.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by two brothers, William Walters and Oscar Warner and two sisters, Anita Howard and Mary Habermehl. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept.  6, at 11 a.m. at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home in Middletown, Oh. Interment will be at the Crown Hill Memorial Park with Middletown Combined Honor Guard Services.

Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 5, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 420445, Middletown, OH 45042. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family a www.bakerstevensparramore.com.

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Sep 4, 2014)

 

BOBBY WILKINSON SR.

Stanford City Councilman Bobby Wilkinson, Sr. age 69, died Tuesday afternoon.

He was the son of the late Addison Wilkinson, Sr. and Sadie Patton Wilkinson, born in Mt. Salem, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Lou Alcorn and brother, Addison Wilkinson, Jr.

He gave his life to Christ at early age and was an active and dedicated member of First Missionary Baptist Church, where   he served on the Trustee Board until his health began to fail.   Bobby worked at The Jackson Chair Company for 22 years and afterwards he worked for a short period of time with his father, Addison, who owned a slaughterhouse.  He later began a new career with Inter-County Energy, working for another 25 years before retiring.

He leaves to mourn his passing his loving and devoted wife of 49 years Martha Ann Leavell Wilkinson; daughter Bonnie Barnes (John) Lexington,; son Bobby Wilkinson, Jr. San Antonio, Texas, daughter, Bridget Ann Wilkinson Stanfield (Wade) Harrodsburg; sister, Thelma Louise Wilkinson Turner Lexington; grandsons, Charles Wilkinson Davis and John Colby Barnes, Lexington, Ellison Wade Stanfield and Kamren-Jakob Stanfield, Harrodsburg; and granddaughter, Lily Patton Barnes, Lexington,; mother-in-law, Sophronia Reese, Danville;  two brother-in-laws, Michael (Brenda) Hughes, Danville and Raymond Alcorn, Cleveland, OH; Bobby was blessed to have one very special great-grandson, "the red-head", Jaizhen Imari Davis; also a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Stanford. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery Stanford,

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the September 4, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ALLEN BUGG

Jason Allen Bugg, 65, of Lexington, formerly of Harrodsburg died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at his residence. 

Born June 29, 1949 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Jason Bugg and Evelyn Moss Bugg. 

He had worked as a supervisor for General Telephone and had been co-owner of Kentucky Concrete Restorations.

Survivors include: one son, Byron Allen Bugg and one daughter Tracy Lynn Bugg both of Louisville; one sister Brenda Bugg Elkins of Clarksville, Ind.; three brothers, Lynn Bugg of Lexington,  David (Carol) Bugg of Hopkinsville and Everett (Dawn) Bugg of Richmond and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa Jean Ragland Bugg. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

(HH Thu Sep 11, 2014)

 

BILL COMBS

Bill Combs, Frankfort, 46, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014.

Mr. Combs was born in Perry County, to Homer and Rose Hickman Combs.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by: his daughters, Stephanie Hicks, of Harrodsburg, and LeAnn Bowman, of Lawrenceburg; his sisters, Lisa Hicks, of Acworth, GA, and Darlene Irwin, of Brighton, TN and his grandchildren, Charles Levi Richardson and Hayle Combs.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Clark Legacy Center with Reverend Paul Hickman officiating.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Friday until time of service.

(Note: This obituary was not included in the September 11, issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MICHELE DEAN

Michele Beasley Dean, age 44, of Harrodsburg, wife of Charles Dean, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at her residence in Harrodsburg.

Born Jan. 29, 1970 in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Viola Jean Beasley.

She was a manager of several fast food establishments in central Kentucky and was a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two daughters, Carrie Phillips of Lawrenceburg and Haleigh Cook of Harrodsburg; one son, Timmy Phillips of Lawrenceburg; one brother; Tony Beasley of Lawrenceburg; two grandsons and two granddaughters.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Harrodsburg Christian Church with Dr. Mego Haralu officiating.

Visitation is 5 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

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

(HH Thu Sep 11, 2014)

 

JULIA GRAHAM

Julia C. Graham, 98, Harrodsburg, widow of Rufus Graham, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at the Charleston Health Care Center in Danville.

Born October 31, 1915 in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Fleetie Kays Camic.

She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky State College, attended Georgetown College, was a teacher and guidance counselor in the Mercer County and Harrodsburg Independent Schools and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include, one brother, Roy R. Camic, of Danville; one sister-in-law Margaret Camic of Lexington, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Morris, J.T. and Eugene Camic and by two sisters, Myldred Sims and Marie Ellis.

Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at Sims Funeral Services with Dr. Robert Defoor officiating.   Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were nieces and nephews.

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

(HH Thu Sep 11, 2014)

 

ROBERT HENDRIX

Robert Adam Clayton Hendrix, 23, of Harrodsburg died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

Born Feb. 15, 1991 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Larry Hendrix and Alma Jeanette Moore. 

He worked construction and was a Christian.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one daughter, Paisleigh Brooke Hendrix; six brothers, Corey Hendrix, Hunter Bickett, Jared Hendrix, Tanner Hines, Damian Hendrix and Gage Hendrix all of Harrodsburg; grandparents, Larry Hendrix, Sr. of Harrodsburg, Robert Moore of Harrodsburg, Judy Thompson of Junction City and Janice Baker of Eubank; stepmother, Helena Sagracy of Harrodsburg; stepfather Dale Parker; stepgrandparents, Nancy Wesley of Harrodsburg and Bobby Thompson of Junction City and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Justin Johnson officiating. Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Devin Adams, Clay Francis, Brandon Moore, Hunter Bickett, Dale Parker and Troy Moore. Honorary pallbearers are Matt Francis, Tyler Francis, Corey Hendrix, Jeremy Johnson, Petie Patton, Joe White and Isaac Adams.

Visitation Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. and after 7 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.

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

(HH Thu Sep 11, 2014)

 

CARLOS MORGAN

Carlos Wade Morgan, 67, of Harrodsburg, husband of Dolly Elliott Morgan, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at his residence. 

Born Thursday, April 17, 1947 in Hyden, he was the son of the late Lee Junior and Josephine Howard Morgan. 

He was a self-employed concrete finisher, worked with demolition/dynamite and drilling and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Arlus David Wade Morgan and Joshua Joe Morgan both of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Sylvania Robbins of Stanford and Terry Lynn Morgan; two brothers, Kenneth Junior (Loraine) Morgan of Lancaster and Ricky Morgan of Florida; six sisters, Christine (David) Wall of Lancaster, Brenda (Tony) Rice of Arkansas, Becky Burkhart of Lancaster, Dora Lee Morgan of Ohio, Myrtle Lynn (James)  Morgan of Florida and Irene Ortez of Florida; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Fox Funeral Home in Stanford, with Bro. Gary King officiating. Burial was in Berry Hollow Cemetery in Stanford. 

Pallbearers were Tommy Morgan, Les Bailey, David King, Jimmy Griffin, Dakota Means, James Alcorn and Ronnie Stinnett.

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

(HH Thu Sep 11, 2014)

 

WILLIAM OWENS

William Lee Owens, 70, husband of Brenda McKitric Owens, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at his residence in Detroit, Mich.

Born Sept. 13, 1943 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Pete B. and Martha Sanders Owens. 

He was a 1961 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, graduate of Henry Ford Community College of Dearborn Mich., was a U.S. veteran of the Vietnam War, worked for the Ford Motor Company and was a member of the World Changers International Church in Detroit.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Michelle (Troy) Hinton and Latoya (Devin) Mixon both of Detroit; one son, Christopher Owens, of Detroit and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Robert, Carl and Pete Owens.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Centennial Baptist Church with Rev. Brenda Owens and Elder J. D. Short III officiating.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery with military rites.

Pallbearers will be Chase Owens, Carl Owens Jr., Robert Harris, Pete Owens III, William Wakefield and William “Bo” Yeast.

Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11 am until time of service at the church.

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

(HH Thu Sep 11, 2014)

 

IRA PENDYGRAFT

Ira Pendygraft, 71 of Parksville, husband of Joyce Pendygraft, died Wednesday Sept. 3, 2014.

Born January 12, 1943 in Danville, he was the son of the late Sonny and Ada Lucas Pendygraft.

He was a graduate of Parksville High School, was a retired member of the Boyle County Recreation Board, and was a U.S. Army and Army Reserves veteran

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include, a son, Brian (Vickie) Pendygraft of Harrodsburg, a brother, Donald (Nona) Pendygraft of Moreland, sisters-in-law, Jean (Frebert) Honaker of Mitchellsburg and Mary (Chip) VanLandingham of Winchester, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Roberta Strevels, Louise Pike, Shirley Preston and Lucille Pendygraft and three brothers, Richard Pendygraft, Charles Pendygraft and Steve Pendygraft.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Stith Funeral Home and Family Center in Junction City with Brother Donald Lear officiating. Burial was in Parksville Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion, Saufley Post #18.

Pallbearers were Tony Honaker, Terry Honaker, Michael Pruitt, Chase VanLandingham, Shay Pendygraft, Chip VanLandingham, and Frebert Honaker. Honorary pallbearers were Buck Taylor, Danny Daugherty, Al Atmore, Joe Robinson, Ron Russell, Glen Steinburger, Ronnie Clem, Robbie Pike and David Logue. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Alum Springs 1st Church of God Building Fund or WDFB Christian Radio.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.stithfuneralhome.net.

(HH Thu Sep 11, 2014)

 

CHRISTINE YEARY

Christine Preston Yeary, 79, Midway, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

She was born in Liberty, to the late Oder and Ollie Lee Adams Buck on September 24, 1934.

Mrs. Yeary was a homemaker and attended Revival Tabernacle Church in Lexington.

She is survived by: her daughters, Pamela (Robert) Warford, Harrodsburg, Delores (Wayne) Helmburg, Lawrenceburg, Theresa Preston Tudor, Garrard County, and Kathy (Ollie) Preston, Versailles; her sons, John William “Buddy” (Kitty) Preston, III, Lexington and George (Chelsie) Preston; her sister, Jeanette Richie, Cynthiana; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diana Traugott and her great-grandson, Dylan Preston.

A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday September 7, 2014 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

(Note: This obituary was not included in the September 11, issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARK BUCKNER

Mark Alan Buckner, 53, of Harrodsburg, husband of Janet Christerson Buckner, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at the Spring View Hospital, in Lebanon.

Born Oct. 1, 1960, in Upland, Calif., he was the son of the late William Edward Buckner and Martha Helton Buckner.

He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, a press operator for Toyotomi of Springfield, served in the U.S. Air Force and worked 32 years for Coulter Electronics.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Colin Shivley Buckner, of Harrodsburg; two sisters, JoAnn Richmond and Teresa (Bud) Westerfield of Harrodsburg; father and mother-in-law, Bobby and Linda Christerson, Harrodsburg; grandmother-in-law, Geneva Sanders of Harrodsburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Sharon Sawyer of Harrodsburg and three nephews, Tyler (Caitlin Campbell) Sawyer of Harrodsburg, Clay (Crystal) Westerfield of Pennsylvania,  Casie Westerfield of Lexington and one great-niece, Josie Elliott of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Bethel Baptist Church with John McDaniel, Brad King and Lester Tirey officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Glenn Devine, Ed Kessler, Kelly Bugg, Dale Cinnamon, Monty McRay, Lee Todd Pinkston and Spencer Tatum.  Honorary bearers were the Lincoln Memorial University baseball team and coaches.

Memorials are suggested to the Bethel Baptist Building Fund, 3006 Seaville Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to the Gideon Bible Fund, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

BETTY COX

Betty Lois Jones Cox, 83, of Burgin, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at the Christian Care Center in Lancaster.

Born June 10, 1931 in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Mary Lewis Morgan Jones Wood.

She was a 1949 graduate of the Burgin High School, attended Fugazzi Business College, was a member of the Burgin Baptist Church and retired from the U.S. Department of Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) office.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Carol (Harvey) Voris of Harrodsburg, one sister, Mary Cecil Jones Thompson of Burgin, two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Burgin Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 266 Burgin, KY 40310 or Heritage Hospice P.O. Box 1213 Danville, KY 40423

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

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

SARA ELLIS

Sara Ellis, 81, of Maple Ave, Danville passed away Sunday September 14, 2014 at her home. She is survived by her husband Donald Ellis. Sara was born in Boyle County KY on December 30 1932.

She was a homemaker and very involved with the Democratic party in Boyle County, where she served as a pollster for over 38 Years.

Also surviving are two daughters, Glenda Ellis Warren (Gary) of Danville and Jennifer Ellis Webb (Robert) of Burgin, KY. Four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased in death by a son Rockland Shane Ellis.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday September 17 2014 at the Preston Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Odis Clark.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Wednesday till time of service. Burial will be in the Bellevue Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Jack Tussy, Charles "Buck" Goode, Brian Watters, Bill Fox, Kevin Dunsmore and Tony Dunsmore.

Condolences may be made at www.preston-pruitt.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the September 18, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

THELMA GULLETT

Thelma Jean Gullett, 69, of Harrodsburg, wife of Bobby Joe Gullett, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. 

Born April 14, 1945 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Marion Bell and Florence Denny Hawkins. 

She was a homemaker and a member of the Cornishville Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include five sons:  Kevin (Micki) Gullet of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Tim (Thanya) Gullett of Harrodsburg, Robert Gullett of Lawrenceburg, Chris (Melissa) Gullett of Lawrenceburg and Eric Gullett of Danville; one daughter,  Jeni (David) Price of Harrodsburg; one brother,  Lawrence Hawkins of Burgin; one sister, Elizabeth Crutchfield of Garrard County; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with John David Lane officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jesse Kendrick, Mark Francis, Robert Gullett, Tim Gullett, Kevin Gullett, Eric Gullett, Chris Gullett and Jeff Gullett. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Baker, Hubert Hall, Steven Myers, Ricky Toller, Corey Gullett and David Price.

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

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

ROY HEMBREE

Roy O. Hembree, 82, of Harrodsburg, widower of Billie Shepard Hembree, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at the Baptist Health Lexington in Lexington.

Born Nov. 6, 1931 in Pineville, he was the son of the late Elbert and Sadie Fuson Hembree.  

He was a Florida Tile supervisor and a member of the Christian faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Hembree Celina, Ohio and Patty (Joe) Gaudinier of Harrodsburg;  three sons: Henry (Donna) Hembree and Dan (Cindy) Hembree both of Celina, Ohio and Roy (Darlene) Hembree of Georgetown; a special companion, Elizabeth Tiffee, Harrodsburg and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A private burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

DEANA LAYTON

Deana Martin King Killion Layton 86,  died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at her home in St. Bernard, Ohio.

Born July 28, 1928 in Paint Lick, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Virginia Hammack King.

She had been the meat department manager for Liberal’s Supermarket.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include one daughter, Connie Mae (Frank) Prather of St. Bernard, Ohio; one son George Michael (Christy) Killion of Harrodsburg; four grandchilfive great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Edward Killion and William Dowell Layton and two sisters, Nancy McQuerry and Doris Marsee.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at Ramsey Funeral Home in Lancaster.  Burial will be in the Lancaster Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Earl McQuerry, Anna Rose Kouns, and Wanda Black.  Friends and

Visitation is today, Thursday, September 18 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

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

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

JOHN RENFRO JR.

John Woodson Renfro, Jr., widower of Charlotte Corn Renfro, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

Born in Harrodsburg, January 18, 1925, to the late Betty Broyles and John Woodson Renfro, also preceded in death by son, John Chadwick Renfro.

John is survived by sons Charles “Chartorn” (Dona) Renfro and Franklin (Barbara) Renfro, Lexington; grandchildren: Carol Devine (John-Mark Hack), Sarah Renfro (Kyle Brown), Terrell Renfro and Kate Renfro; great-grandchildren, Ben, Elijah and Sarah Hack, and Miriam Brown.

John was an amazingly talented and agile dancer, versatile actor, creative choreographer, innovative director, inspiring teacher, award winning and passionate daylily cultivator, and underwhelming salesman.

John taught English and drama at Bryan Station High in the 1950’s, Frederich Military Academy in Portsmouth, VA in the early 1960’s, Lafayette Senior High in the mid 60’s, and he retired from Woodford County High School in Versailles in 1994. He is famously remembered by his “sizzling bacon” routine to illustrate to his drama students how to loosen up. John was director of Lexington Children’s Theater for two years in the mid 60’s. He appeared in numerous roles at the Guignol from 1940’s to the 1970’s.

The family would like to thank the compassionate and skilled staff of Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Professional Heights Dr. for their life sustaining care over the last several years.

A celebration of John’s life will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014, at Central Christian Church, with visitation beginning at 12 noon 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.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the September 18, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

PAUL ROMANS

Paul Romans, 72, of Harrodsburg died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 in Elizabethtown.

Born Aug. 25, 1942 in Scott County, he was the son of the late Henry and Ruth Sharp Romans.

He was Pentecostal by faith and was a retired plumber with Hayslett’s Mechanical Contractors.

Survivors include one son, Paul C. (Natalie) Romans Jr. of Elizabethtown;  two sisters, Judy (Tommy) Walker of Georgetown, and Janice Marcum of Middletown, Ohio, a special friend Linda Baker of Burgin;  three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Woodie Carol Romans; two brothers, Truston and Billy Romans and one sister, Lucille Whaley.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Donnie Irvine officiating. Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Barry Dixon, Ron Bradford, Dylan Romans, Jessie Coots, Jerry Stone, Andy Baker, Tommy Hurst and Jerry Sparks. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Hamilton, Les Vaughn and Harold Carmickle.

Visitation is 11:00 a.m. until the time of service, today at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

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

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

VIRGINIA SAYAH

Virginia Sayah, 57, of Harrodsburg, died Thur., Sept. 11, 2014, in Mercer Co.

Born Oct. 14, 1956, in Paragon, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Brice and Eleanor Anna Sawbridge Litton.

Survivors include: two daughters, Lisa Ann Nelson of Tampa, Fla., and Judy Lynne (Lynn Flaharty) Nelson of Valrico, Fla.; one son, Greg Black of Harrodsburg; one sister, Penny Litton Perkins; four brothers; Bill, Tom, David and Jim Litton; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Terry Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

GAIL SPARKMON

Gail Tolley Sparkmon, 61, of Cincinnati, Ohio, wife of Glyn Sparkmon, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at University Medical Center in Cincinnati. 

Born Aug. 16, 1953 in Waynesburg, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Flora Hines Tolley. 

She worked as an assembly line inspector, was a homemaker and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Cincinnati.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Brian Sparkmon and Jason Sparkmon both of Cincinnati; seven siblings, Jean Eldridge of Mt. Washington, Clayton (Doreen) Tolley of Science Hill, Georgeina (Donald) Davis of Harrodsburg, Anita (Carmon) Foley of Waynesburg, Michael (Brenda) Tolley of Hamilton, Ohio, Sharon (Larry) Gillis of Bartlett, Tenn., and Irene (Larry) Childers of Waynesburg and two honorary grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Tolley and Jimmy Tolley.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home with Bro. Vola Brown officiating. Burial was in the Double Springs Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were John Sparkmon, Josh Miliner, John David Sparkmon, Greg Richardson, Wade Gillis and Lewis Cummins. Kim Singleton served as honorary pallbearer.

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

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

MARIETTA TOY

Marietta Robinson Toy, 85, of Evansville, Ind. formerly of Mercer County, wife of Elizie D. Toy Jr., died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.

Born Nov. 18, 1928, in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late William Cecil and Myrtle Mae Milburn Robinson.

She retired after a 54-year career and traveled some with Sounds of Grace Gospel.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one son, Gary D. (Deborah) Toy; two daughters, Sharon Maria (John) Lee and Theresa (David) Burress all of Evansville, Ind.; one sister, Betty Lowden of Danville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Andrea Carole Robinson and Beatrice Imogene Robinson (Otis N.) Miller

Funeral Services were Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Alexander West Chapel in Evansville with Pastor Roberta Meyer officiating. Burial was in Alexander Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

ABE VINYARD

Abe Vinyard, 73, of Harrodsburg, husband of Betty Washburn Vinyard, died Monday, Sept. 15 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born May 23, 1941, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Griffith Vinyard.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Lela Claunch and one son, Kenny Ray Vinyard, both of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Alvin Vinyard and one sister, Joyce Vinyard.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8pm at Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Lewis Walter officiating. Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

LARRY YEAST

Larry Wayne Yeast, 71, formerly of Harrodsburg, husband of Patricia Vogler Yeast, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Frankfort. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

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

(HH Thu Sep 18, 2014)

 

JAMES CARROLL

James L. Carroll, 95, widower of Ruby C. White Carroll, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. 

Born Sept. 18, 1919 in Monticello, he was the son of the late James Chrismen and Cathryn Burris Carroll. 

He was U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, was retired from the Kentucky State Hospital, had worked at HallMack and was a member of the Harrodsburg Community Church.

Survivors include two sons William Thomas (Betty) Carroll and Richard Carroll both of Burgin; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin, Robert and Wilson Carroll, one half-brother, Chris Carroll and two sisters, Anty Zimmerman and Marie Goodlett.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Smith officiating.  Burial with Military Honors was in Spring Hill Cemetery

Pallbearers were Chase Hale, Josh Smith, Richard D. Carroll, Cecil McElroy, Mark Selby and Cecil McElroy Jr.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 465 E. High St., Lexington, KY  40507.

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

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

DALLAS CATLETT

Dallas Eugene Catlett, 80, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., husband of Florence Newby Catlett, died Thursday, Sept. 18 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Milton Loyd Catlett Sr. and Nancy Elizabeth Murphy Catlett.

He was a member of the Baptist faith, a United States Army Veteran and a Mason.  Refusing to retire, his 50-year career as a pet food broker with various companies in Tennessee and Kentucky spanned from 1964 to August of this year.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters Kellie (Bobby) Catlett Harris of Scottsville and Kalyn Catlett of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren Kaleb and Kallie Harris both of Scottsville and faithful companion and granddog, Tucker.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Milton Catlett Jr. and Craig Catlett.

Graveside services were held Monday, Sept. 22 at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideon’s International or the Harrodsburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1113 Louisville Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

PAID OBIT

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

RALPH COFFMAN SR.

Ralph G. Coffman Sr.  81, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Lexington. 

Born Aug. 19, 1933 in Burgin, he was the son of McKee and Tabitha Christerson Coffman.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean War and worked as an electrical contractor and small appliance repairman. 

Survivors include two brothers, Bob (Phyllis) Coffman of Burgin and Donald Coffman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Ralph Coffman Jr. and Nick Coffman both of Lexington; one daughter, Jill Coffman of Lexington; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth “Sonny” Coffman.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. at Burgin Memorial Gardens.

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

BESSIE EASTERLING

Bessie Easterling, 90, formerly of Harrodsburg, widow of Clayburn Easterling, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at the Bluegrass Care and Rehab Center in Lexington.

Born Jan. 10, 1924 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late J.D. and Mattie Wilson Short.

She was a homemaker, a member of the First African Baptist Church in Lexington and a 1941 graduate of West Side High School.

Survivors include one sister: Frances Short of Harrodsburg; one nephew, Elder J.D. (Aubrey) Short III of Versailles and three nieces.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Centennial Baptist Church with Elder J. D. Short III officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

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

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

ARCHIE HORN

Archie Horn, 81, of Harrodsburg, husband of Collene Royalty Horn died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born November 2, 1932 in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Noble Sr. and Betty Long Horn.

He was a farmer and a member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter: Mavalyn (Terry) Lewis of Harrodsburg, two sisters Beulah Hagedon and Betty Ann Peel both of Nicholasville; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Joe Horn and Nobel Horn Jr. and one sister, Bertha Foley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept 23, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. James Harley and Bro. Hillary Claypool officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Terry Lewis, Chris Cornish, Gary Popewell, Jeffrey Royalty, Rickey Henderson, Boo Royalty, William Madden and Amos Sharp. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Henderson, Channing Sallee, Levi Henderson, Tim Russell, Darrell Robinson and Sherril Baker.

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

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

ARLENE MEDLEY

Arlene Phillips Medley, 81, widow of Sam Medley and J.D. Phillips, died Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014.

Born June 3, 1933 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Hobart and Mirtie Nicholas Carter.

She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, was a nursing assistant and homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Diane Johnston of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Ruby Raley and one brother, Buddy (Martha) Steele, both of Harrodsburg; one sister-in-law, Evelyn (Glenn) Johnson of Florida; special friend, Mary McGinnis; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with T. Henry Johnson officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423 or the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY  40502.

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

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

EUGENE RANDOLPH

Eugene "Billy" Randolph, 93 died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

Born in Harrodsburg, he was a son of the late Lemuel and Daliah Randolph.

He was retired from LexTran and was a US Army veteran. Survivors are a daughter, Eugenia E. “Jeannie” Randolph, Sarasota, FL; a son, David A. Randolph, S. Daytona, FL; and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy and Dorcey Wayne Randolph, and a sister, Edith May Innes.

Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Tuesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 am. to 12 pm. Tuesday.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the September 25, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

BUCKNER

Setting It Straight

In the Sept. 18, 2014 edition of The Harrodsburg Herald, in the obituary for Mark Buckner, in the survivors, Jessica (Steve) Elliott of Harrodsburg was inadvertently omitted.

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

BOBBY ANGEL

Bobby Ray Angel, 57, husband of April Mull Angel, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born April 25, 1957, in Mt. Vernon, he was the son of Desie Ethel Deatherage Angel of Perryville and the late Robert Angel. 

He was a self-employed farmer and was a Baptist.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Russell Lovelace; three step-sons, Donald, Bobby and Andrew Mull; one daughter, Bobbie Jean Lovelace; three brothers, Carl Angel, Vernon Lee Angel and Jeffery Wayne Angel; three sisters, Nora Ann Adkins, Carolyn Sue Angel and Juanita Newberry; one uncle and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at the Red Hill Cemetery in Livingston with Bro. George Dye officiating.

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

(HH Thu Oct 2, 1976)

 

OLDRAN BAILEY

Oldran “Curtis” Bailey, 88, of Harrodsburg, widower of Jane Katherine Lear, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born July 31, 1926, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Raymond Jordan and Cassie Story-Powell Bailey. 

He was an Army Veteran of World War II and received a Purple Heart,   was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans and retired as a planning scheduling supervisor at Corning Glass.

Survivors include one son, David (Margaret) Bailey of Danville; one brother, Ronnie Bailey of Harrodsburg; one grandson, one granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Josh Snyder officating.  Burial with military rites was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Curt Bailey, Ronnie Bailey, Donald Bailey, Chris Coffman, Rice Lear and Johnathan Regester. Honorary pallbearers were the Burgin Christian Church Choir Members.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Burgin Christian Church, P. O. Box D, Burgin, KY 40310

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

(HH Thu Oct 2, 1976)

 

PRISCILLA BURDETTE

Priscilla Nicole Lockhart Burdette, of Yates Rd. Junction City KY, passed away Sunday September 28, 2014 at her home.

She is preceded in death by her husband Tom.

Priscilla was born in Kingsport TN to the late Carmi and Marie Knupp Lockhart.

She worked as a hairstylist for many years. She also worked for McAlpins and JC Penny's. Priscilla enjoyed her Flower gardens, decorating, traveling, and entertaining people.

Surviving are: two sons Michael Sheene of Danville, Mark Sheene of Burgin; two daughters Monica Shuffett of Danville, and Mitzi McKinney of Lexington; two sisters Patricia Lockhart of Danville, and Sandy King of Junction City. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Along with her husband and parents Priscilla was preceded in death by a brother John Lockhart.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday October 1, 2014 at the Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with Rev. Leland Lockhart officiating.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Burial will be in Lockhart Mountain Cemetery in Junction City.

Pallbearers will be Seth "Lili" Sheene, Mark Sheene, Michael Sheene, Bobby King, Rockland Thompson, Elijah Thompson, and Brian Lockhart.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 2, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

WILLIAM CASWELL

William Robert “Bob” Caswell, 84, of Harrodsburg, husband of Betty Phillips Caswell, died Sept. 25, 2014, after a long illness.

Born in Danville, he was the son of the late W. R. Caswell Sr. and Margaret Dowd Gehrig.

He was a graduate of Saint Petersburg High School in Saint Petersburg, Fla., was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, was in the U.S. Army Reserves, was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, was a member of the Mercer Masonic Lodge #777 and the Oleika Shrine Temple and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Pam (Jerry) Schwendeman and Jan (Jim) Kemper of Lexington; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Maddie Caswell, his stepfather, Ronnie Gehrig; one brother, Jerry Caswell, and three great-grandchildren, Emma, Gillian and Madison Miller.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Defoor officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Scott Miller, Joe Schwendeman, Jake Schwendeman, Joey Miller, Matt Howard and Eddie Sherrow.  Honorary pallbearers were members of the Harrodsburg Baptist Faith Hope and Love Sunday School Class and Oleika Shrine Temple Past Potentates and Ladies.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriners Hospital For Children, 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY 40502-1204.

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

(HH Thu Oct 2, 1976)

 

LILLY CESA

Lilly Bugg Robinson Cesa, 90 of Mercer County died Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

She was the widow of James Robinson and Ernest Cesa.

Born March 26, 1924 in Mercer County she was a daughter of the late Charles Bugg Sr. and Sirilda Pullium Bugg.

Lilly was a retired employee of Cricketeer in Harrodsburg.

She loved to work in her garden. She enjoyed sewing and crotcheting and was an excellent cook.

Survivors include: one son and his wife, Carroll and Shelley Robinson of TN.; one brother and his wife, Charles and Nellie Bugg of Mercer County; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services for Lilly will be 1 p.m. Friday, September 26, at the Wilder Funeral Home, Perryville, by Rev. Darrell Hawn with burial in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Visiting hours will be 10:30 a.m. Friday until time of service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Roger Gibson, Kelly and Roy Bugg, Travis Cloyd, Ed Robinson and Juan Garcia.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Heritage Hospice.

You may visit Lilly’s online guestbook at www.wilderfh.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 2, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

OSCAR LIDDELL

Oscar “Dick” Liddell, 82, of Columbiana, Ala. formerly of Harrodsburg, widower of Erna Jean “Jeannie” Liddell, died Sept. 20, 2014, at Broward General Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Born Nov. 26, 1931, in Ackerman, Miss., he was the son of Oscar B. Liddell and Mary A Blain Liddell.

He was the owner and founder of Liddell Insurance Agency.

Survivors include one son, Terry L. Liddell of Columbiana, Ala.; brother-in-law, Lennis “Bubba” Caudill of Shelby, Ala.; sister-in-law, Sharon Caudill of Junction City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lee and Lois Dean of Harrodsburg; several other brothers and sisters-in-law, one granddaughter, one greatgranddaughter and three nieces.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 28, at Antioch Baptist Church in Columbiana, Ala. Burial was in the Vernant Baptist Church, Foley, Ala.

(HH Thu Oct 2, 1976)

 

CAROL MORTONSON

Carolyn (Carol) Mortonson, 71, of Rockford, Ill., wife of William “Bill” Bortonson, died Aug. 5, 2014, at the Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Ill.

Born Sept. 21, 1942, at St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Dorothy Sanders.

She was head of security at Goldblatts and worked at the Pink Pony as a server and hostess.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one son, Robert “Bob” Gustafson; one daughter, Brenda (Scott) England; one sister, Peggy Ann Griese of Loves Park, Ill.; one nephew, one niece and several cousins, including Danny Sanders of Harrodsburg.

She was preceded in death by brother-in-law Gary E. Griese of Loves Park, Ill., ex-husband Robert Gustafson of Roscoe, Ill. and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 21. Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Swedish-American Cancer Center, Rockford, Il.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at honquesttfh.com.        Paid Obit

(HH Thu Oct 2, 1976)

 

DOROTHY MURPHY

Dorothy Rhea King Murphy “Granny”, 94, widow of J. C. Murphy, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Sayre Christian Village.

She was born December 8, 1919 in Mercer County, to the late Robert Wilson and Verdie Mae Moreland King.

Dorothy spent her working years in food services. She began her career at the Shaker Town Guest House then moved on to, The Kentuckian Hotel, The Springs Hotel then owned and operated Murphy’s at the River with her late husband J. C.

Besides Dorothy’s parents and late husband she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Mildred Perkins and Wilma Grimes.

She leaves behind three children, James (Donna) Murphy, Robert (Harriett) Murphy and Doris (Joe) Grant. Dorothy is further survived by 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 28th from 3-6 p.m. at Milward-Southland Drive.

Funeral service will be Monday, September 29th at 10 a.m. also at Milward-Southland Drive. Sayre Christian Village’s Chaplain, Bill Miller will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

John and Brian Grant, Jamie, Rob and Preston Murphy, Clayton King and Bret Schlansky will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Kosair Children’s Hospital, PO Box 37370, Louisville, KY 40233 or Sayre Christian Village, 3775 Belleau Drive, Lexington, KY 40517.

Dorothy’s family would like to extent a heartfelt thank you to the staff at both Central Baptist Hospital and Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 2, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

GERALDINE QUESENBERRY

Geraldine Quesenberry, 98, of Springhill Drive in Danville passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at her home.

She was born in Garrard County to the late Jesse and Myrtle Dailey Simpson on May 6, 1916.

She was a seamstress for Palm Beach in Danville for many years as well as a homemaker. She enjoyed traveling and Geraldine was of the Baptist Faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband J.T. Walker.

Surviving are one son: J. L. Walker (Vernetta) of Harrodsburg; and two daughters, Joyce Oaks of Winchester, IN and Jeanette Miller (Glenn) of Danville. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: a daughter Edith Robinson, a step daughter Dean Young, three brothers: Fred Simpson, Ivan Simpson, and Gilman Simpson, and five sisters: Louise Ray, Jewell Fathergill, Verlie Simpson, Hazel Henderson, and Vergie Newton.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, officiated by the Reverend Bill Rhodus.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Lancaster Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Mark Walker, Logan Smith, Danny Oaks, Dale Oaks, Gary Miller, and Ben Miller.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 2, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

JACKIE SHEARER

Jackie L. Shearer, 72, husband of Lorene York Shearer, died Wed. Sept. 24, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center.

Born July 1, 1942 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Robert I. and Katherine Mack Shearer.

Mr. Shearer was a retired truck driver for the U.S. Postal Service, and a member and trustee of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife include three sons, Lee (Jennifer) Shearer, Lexington, KY, Alan (Jeania) Shearer, and Lorne (Anna) Shearer, both of Nicholasville; a brother, Gary (Betty) Shearer, Versailles; four grandchildren, Leanne Crawley, Tyler, Tiffani and Tori Shearer; and four great grandchildren, Savannah Crawley, Presley and Mason Johnson, and Lailah Shearer.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturady, September 24, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1108 Keene-Troy Rd., Nicholasville, KY 40356 by Bro. Basil Hall. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1108 South Elkhorn Rd., Nicholasville, KY 40356.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 2, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LYLE SLATER

Lyle Slater, 78, of Harrodsburg, husband of Shirley Green Slater, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born June 4, 1936, in Berea, Ohio, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Slater. 

He was a retired firefighter for the Beverly Hills California Fire Department, a member of the California Fireman’s Association, and authored “Divine Thump,” a book chronicling his 30 years as a firefighter.  He attended the St. Andrew Catholic Church and was a member of the Herrington Lake Yacht Club.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Sierra Suzanne Jeanette Mittleman of Cold Spring Harbor, Ny.; one son, Marc Edwin Slater of Crockett, Calif.; one brother, Richard Slater of Medina, Ohio;  two grandchildren, Alexander and Lila Mittleman.

Funeral Mass was held Monday, Sept. 29, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Berea, Ohio. Burial was today, Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer Co. Humane Society, P.O. Box 314, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.  Local arrangements were by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

(HH Thu Oct 2, 1976)

 

MARY ZELIFF

Mary H. Zeliff, 94, of Harrodsburg, widow of Frank Brown and Robert Zeliff, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 4, 1919 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Clydia Rexroat Hourigan.

She was a retired Floor Clerk for Cricketeer Manufacturing and was a member of the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Janice B. (David) Byrge of Harrodsburg; one granddaughter, Tyammy Fuller of Harrodsburg; one great-grandchild and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 26, at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Johnny Hockersmith officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer Co. Humane Society, P.O. Box 314, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com. Ransdell Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. 

(HH Thu Oct 2, 1976)

 

RONALD BRUMMETTE

Ronald J. “Ron” Brummette, husband of Mary Ann Brummette, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 at the Springhurst Pines Health and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville.

Born June 2, 1931, he was the son of the late Wiliam J and Nell Brummette.

He was the owner of R.J. Brummette Construction Company and was a member of Beargrass Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one sister, Donna Petty; two daughters, Rebecca Powell and Judy Elder (Ronnie) Wooley; one son, Jay (Linda) Brummette, and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Brummette, and one daughter, Susan Lea McCarty.

Funeral services will be private.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Springhurst Pines Health and Rehab, 3101 N. Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40241.

(HH Thu Oct 9, 2014)

 

TRUMAN CURTSINGER

William Truman Curtsinger, 83, of Harrodsburg, husband of Loretta Devine, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born May 16, 1931, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Ezra and Hattie Sims Curtsinger.

He was a member of the Pioneer Baptist Church, a retired Corning Glass employee, a real estate broker with Hurst Realty and Sexton Realty and an Army veteran of the Korean war. 

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Brent (Wanda) Curtsinger of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren, Jason Curtsinger, Misty Edwards and Stuart (Emma) Warren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Satterly, and two brothers, H. C. and Odell Curtsinger.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers were Jason Curtsinger, Stuart Warren, Jerel Coffey, Ronnie Sims, Dale Cinnamon, Jimmy Sexton, Harry Harmon and Charlie Mattingly.

Honorary pallbearers were Chris Satterly, C. J. Curtsinger, Donnie Sims, Richard Dartt, John Gumm and Jim Fuss. 

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 wwwransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Oct 9, 2014)

 

TOM GRAHAM

Edward “Tom” Thomas Graham Jr., 54, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

Born Nov. 1, 1960, he was the son of the late Edward Thomas Graham Sr. and Sevilla Moore Graham.

He was a graduate of Mercer County High School, received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Kentucky, served for several years as a librarian at Alice Lloyd College and was a firefighter on the Pippa Passes Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include an aunt, cousins and several friends.

Graveside services are today, Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Spring Hill Cemetery.

(HH Thu Oct 9, 2014)

 

LEROY HILL

Leroy Hill, 86 of Harrodsburg passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

Born March 14, 1928, he was the son of the late Elmer Hill and Altie Clayton Jeffries.

He is survived by: his wife of 64 years, Juanita Lee Brim Hill; sons, Leroy Hill, Jr of Frankfort and Larry (Julia) Hill of Harrodsburg; and daughter, Nancy (Doug) Crase of Lawrenceburg; 13 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Hill.

Services were held Saturday, October 4, at the Herrington Lake Pentecostal Church by Rev. Larry Holbrook with burial in Shawnee Run Cemetery in Burgin.

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

 

IRMA JEAN ISON

Irma Jean Ison, 93, widow of James “Jim Buck” Ison, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born April 17, 1921, in Santa Ana, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Fred Thomas and Olga Friend Martin.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church, Order of eastern Star, was a Cub and Girl Scout Leader and Den Mother.

Survivors include one daughter, Ella Jean (Gary) Williamson of Savannah, Ga.; one son, James Thomas “Tommy” (Lou) Ison of Harrodsburg; one brother, Phillip L. Martin of Orange, Calif.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Vincent Martin, and one sister, Vivian Keightley.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m., at the Harrodsburg Christian Church with Dr. Mego Haralu officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Brinegar, Art Freeman, Mike Matherly, Terry Sutherland, Craig Martin and Kerry Anness. Honorary pallbearers will be the Good Will Sunday School Class members from the Harrodsburg Christian Church.

Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the Harrodsburg Christian Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg Christian Church, 305 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or Mercer County Relay for Life - American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 411 Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.

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

(HH Thu Oct 9, 2014)

 

BESSIE LYONS

Bessie A. Lyons, of Harrodsburg, widow of Jess C. Lyons, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lola Vaughn.

She was a member of Centennial Baptist Church.

Survivors include one niece, Sabrina (Bill) Richardson; one sister, Mae Evenlyn Thomas; one sister-in-law, Pauline Fisher; one brother-in-law, Benny Yeast and several other relatives.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Centennial Baptist Church, with Rev. John D. Short III officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Ceremony.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at smith-jackson.com.

(HH Thu Oct 9, 2014)

 

DOROTHY MURPHY

Dorothy Rhea King Murphy, 94, widow of J.C. Murphy, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at Sayre Christian Village.

Born Dec. 8, 1919, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Wilson and Verdie Mae Moreland King.

She was retired from the food service industry and owned and operated the former Murphy’s at the River in Mercer County.

Survivors include two sons, James (Donna) Murphy, Robert (Harriett) Murphy and one daughter, Doris (Joe) Grant; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Perkins and Wilma Grimes.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m., with Bill Miller officiating. Burial was in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were John and Brian Grant, Jamie, Rob and Preston Murphy, Clayton King and Bret Schlansky.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kosair Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, KY 40233 or Sayre Christian Village, 3775 Belleau Drive, Lexington, KY 40517.

(HH Thu Oct 9, 2014)

 

EVA O’BANNON

Eva Margaret O’Bannon, 72, widow of James Samuel O’Bannon, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 

Born April 13, 1942, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Carl F. and Ethel Elliott Snapp. 

She was a retired secretary from Burgin Baptist Church, where she was a member, and a member of the Wilderness Trace Quilt Guild.

Survivors include two daughters, Eva (Andy) Reynolds of Danville and Kathy (Bobby) Mitchell of Georgetown, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lillian Frances Snapp, and one brother, Harold Douglas Snapp.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m., at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Steve Hadden officiating. Burial is in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Lexington.

Pallbearers are Andy Reynolds, Jeff Woodrum, Archie Woodrum, Joe Stines, Taylor Reynolds and G.T. Shannon.

Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 7:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the 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 Oct 9, 2014)

 

EMILY PATTERSON

Emily Patterson, 92, of Harrodsburg, widow of James C. Patterson, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 at her residence. 

Born July 25, 1922, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late John and Hattie Elizabeth Jenkins. 

She was retired from Cricketeer and was a member of The Carpenter’s Christian Church

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa (James W.) Mattingly of Harrodsburg; one sister, Lucy Voorhies of Harrodsburg; one brother, Leonard Jenkins of Florence; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Lucian Jenkins, and two sisters, Lizzie Vandiver and Stella Logue.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m., at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Greg Warren officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery

Pallbearers were Jeremy Brummett, Bill Hill, James Mattingly, Korey McCan, Richard Sparrow and Tom Brown.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY  40330 and/or Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423.

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

(HH Thu Oct 9, 2014)

 

CHARLES PINKSTON

Charles Thomas “Tommuy” Pinkston, 74, of Harrodsburg, husband of Charlene Barnett Pinkston, died, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at his residence.

Arrangements incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

(HH Thu Oct 9, 2014)

 

DANNY PRIVETT

Danny Privett’s life here on Earth ended on Friday, October 3, 2014, as he was taken to Heaven to be with the angels.

Danny was born in Lincoln County, on Tuesday, March 12, 1940, to the late Minnie Owens and Virgil Privett.

Danny deeply loved his family, children, horses, and classic cars, of which he had two.  Danny won seven trophies, at area car shows, for his 1950 Ford.

Danny will be forever missed by: his loving girlfriend, of 30 years, and caregiver since August 6, 2010, Valerie J. Bell of Stanford; one brother, Hester Privett (Lib) of Junction City; two daughters, Marcie (Edwards) Fisher of Lexington and Christie Griffitt of Harrodsburg; two sons, Donny Privett of Danville and Ricky Privett of Junction City; a special granddaughter, Malajah Danyelle Hodgens of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by five sisters, Eva Taylor, Opal Land, Lily Mae Johnson, Ruth McCowan, and Gayla Jean Privett; four brothers, Emerson Privett, Elvin Privett, Lewis Privett, and James Privett; and one newborn brother, Vernon Privett.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Denton officiating the service.

Jimmy Douglas, Mark Privett, Tommy Privett, Larry Privett, Chris Applin, Kaleb Childers, Gary Privett, and Iran Dale Privett will served as active pallbearers.

Hester Privett, Steve Taylor, George Cox, Winfred McCarty, and Steven Taylor will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Danny’s arrangements.  Guest Book at www.barnettdemrowandfox.com.

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

 

JAMES WALTERS

James David “Jimmy” Walters, 76, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at his home in Mechanicsville, Va.

Born Feb. 19, 1938, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Clyde and Beatrice Dennis Walters.

He attended the University of Kentucky, served in the United States Marine Corps and was a retired pipefitter.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan (Paul) Hale; two sons, David (Melanie) and Jamie (Sissy) Walters; two sisters, Mary Jo (Roy) Bowling of London and Lou (Larry) Bugg of Burgin; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one niece, Jan Bowling Duncun.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Bennett’s Funeral Service.  Burial was in Mechanicsville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the local Hospice Association.

(HH Thu Oct 9, 2014)

 

JOSEPH BOGGS

Joseph Thomas “Tommy” Boggs, 70, husband of Anne Sutherland Boggs, died June 13, 2014 at his residence.

Born Feb. 4, 1944 in Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of the late Julius and Eloise Leonard Boggs.

He was a 1962 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, graduate of the University of Kentucky, served in the US Navy and was an employee of MeadWestvaco.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Laura Boggs, Summerville, S.C.; one son, Dr. Joseph (Shanna) Boggs, Boiling Springs, S.C.; one brother, Robert “Bobby” (Judy Mobley) Boggs, Lexington and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at 11 am in the Spring Hill Cemetery with Bill Arnold officiating.

Sims Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

HOWARD GILVIN

Howard Davis Gilvin, 73, husband of Edith “Sissy” Gilvin, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.

Born Sept. 8, 1941 in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Howard Milford and Nancy “Nannie” Boston Gilvin. He was a retired Parker Seal Production Manager and a member of the North Middletown Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons: Anthony Gilvin of Danville and Howard Daniel Gilvin of Louisville; one sister, Sue Gilvin of Harrodsburg and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Everett Smith Gilvin.

A private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

MICHAEL HARMON

Michael David Harmon, 62, of Harrodsburg, died, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born in March 20, 1952 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Marvin T. and Beatrice Mason Harmon.

He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Springfield and a carpenter.

Survivors include one son, Michael Dale Harmon of Mackville; one daughter, Kimberly Ann Harmon of Springfield; one sister, Mary Lavon (Danny) Fowler of Mackville; one brother, Mitchell Wayne Harmon of Cornishville and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 13 at the Carey and Son Funeral Home with Rev. John McDaniel officiating.

Burial was in the Peter Cemetery in Mackville.

Pallbearers were John Tamme, Tom Baker, Joey Fowler, Tommy Wohner, Dale Bottom, Eugene Harmon, Colt Montgomery and Stevie Bottoms. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Baker and one brother, Shirley Harmon.

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

LEROY HILL

Leroy Hill, 86, of Harrodsburg, husband of Juanita Lee Brim Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

Born March 14, 1928, he was the son of the late Elmer Hill and Altie Clayton Jeffries.

Survivors in adition to his wife include, two sons, Leroy Hill Jr. of Frankfort and Larry (Julia) Hill of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Nancy (Doug) Crase of Lawrenceburg; 13 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Gary Hill.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Herrington Lake Pentecostal Church with Rev. Larry Holbrook officiating. Burial was in Shawnee Run Cemetery, Burgin.

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

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

DANNY KLAESS

Danny Klaess, 47, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Harrodsburg.

Born Aug. 18, 1967, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late John Klaess and Betty Lane Baugh.

Survivors include his step father, Roy Melvin Baugh; one sister, Crystal (Shawn) Curtsinger, of Harrodsburg; one step brother: Roy Baugh, of Harrodsburg; one step sister, Georgie Hartman, of Boyle County and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Harley officiating.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of service on Friday.

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

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

MARCIA MIRACLE

Marcia Margaret Miracle, 72, of Richmond, KY formerly of Crab Orchard passed away Monday, October 6th at her home.

Marcia was born on November 23, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Elisha Green Miracle and Dolly Emma (Johnson) Miracle.

She was a former employee of Cowdens Manufacturing and a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church.

Survivors Include: three daughter, Janet Murphy of Richmond, Brenda and her husband Randy Frye of Sevierville TN, and Molly Mullins of Harrodsburg one sister, Dessie May Tims of Bowling Green; three brothers, Loyd Miracle of Lincoln County, Gilbert Miracle of Cleveland, TN and David Miracle of Crab Orchard; five grandchildren, JR. Shelton, Valerie Anderson-Whitaker, Robert "B.J." Turpin, John Thomas Rector and Shawn Elisha Rector; 11 great-grandchildren, Lyvia Shelton, Kaytra & Kaden Anderson, Dakota Spanky, Dylan Allen, Kelsey, Wyatt, Tina, Colton, Westin and Alistin Rector.

In addition to her parents, Marcia was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Louise Mullins; grandson, Jonathon Murphy; brothers, Milton, Johnny, J.C., Bobby & Marion; sister, Esther Abrams; former husbands, Jim Roach and James Hiatt

Funeral service was held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at McKnight Funeral Home.

Burial was in Crab Orchard Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to McKnight Funeral Home at P.O. Box 97 Crab Orchard, KY 40419

`     (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Her-ald)

LALA MOORE

Lala Moore, 88, of Salvisa, widow of George Omer Moore, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at the Heritage Hall Care Center in Lawrenceburg.

Born June 25, 1926, in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Zelma Gritton Jeffries.

She was a retired Salvisa Postmaster and a member of Salvisa Christian Church.

Survivors include, one son: Omer (Carrie) Wayne Moore of Salvisa; one nephew, David (Paula) G. Fallis of Frankfort; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service were held Saturday, Oct. 11 at Salvisa Christian Church with Vicky Ray officiating. Burial was in the Kirkwood Cemetery, Salvisa.

Pallbearers were Bryn Fallis, Larry Stopher, Ronnie Broce, David Brown, Kody Harley and Jeff Sanders.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvisa Christian Church.

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

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

CHARLES PINKSTON

Charles T. “Tommy” Pinkston, 74, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at his residence.

Born Feb. 25, 1940, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Vernice and Alma Pinkston.

A lifelong resident of Mercer County and graduate of Georgetown College, Tommy was an educator in the Mercer School system for 34 years. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was an active member of Gideons Int’l and had served as a director for Fox Creek RECC.

He is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Charlene Barnett Pinkston, and three sons and their families: Jeffery and Jeanine Pinkston, and their children, Lee and Allison of Union, KY; Lee Todd and Aimee Pinkston, and their children Meagan, Benjamin and Jonathan of Salvisa, KY; and Earl and Robin Pinkston, and their children Kathryn, Thomas and Nathan of Malta. He is also survived by three sisters, Joyce (Curtis) Sherrow, Frances Moore, and Roxie Pinkston, all of Harrodsburg, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Clark Bugg, David and John Moore, Lee, Benjamin, Jonathan and Thomas and Nathan Pinkston. Honorary pallbearers were Bethel Baptist Deacons and Bethel Adult Men’s SS Class.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to the Bethel Baptist Church Bldg Fund, 5581 Bohon Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

GROVER RICE

Grover Andy Rice, 66, of Bohon Rd. Harrodsburg, passed away Monday October 6, 2014 at his home.

He is survived by his wife Jane.

Andy was born on November 27, 1947 to the late Roy and Geneva Dyer Rice.

He served our country in the United States Air Force. Andy was in the printing industry for over 39 years as a pressman and also in sales. He was a member of the Patriot Guards. His love of music led him to play at venues such as Penn Store, The Community Arts Center, and two days a month he would volunteer at the Charleston Health Care Center and play for the residents there. Andy was an original member of the Kings Mountain Bluegrass Boys, and a member of the Mill Street Band. Andy was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church of Kings Mountain, KY

Surviving are: two sons, Billy Rice Hargis Jr.(Erin) of Lexington and Christopher Todd Hargis(Jill) of Lexington; two daughters, Melony Gwen Martinez of Richmond, and Kaelyn Michelle Keith of Eubank; three brothers Don Rice(Valerie) of Cincinnati, Leroy Rice (Fredia) of Lexington, and Charlie Rice(Vicki) of Lexington; two sisters Geraldine Edwards of Eubank and Darlene Davis (Billy) of Science Hil; six grandchildren, Angel Harris, Maria Iqbal, Olivia Martinez-Rice, Jackson Hargis, Ella Rue Hargis, and Caid Hargis; three step-grandchildren, Cody Keith, Kayla Caldwel, Kendra Keith; and two great-grandchildren Jack and Jaelin White.

Funeral Services were held Friday October 10, 2014 at the Preston Pruitt Funeral Home, Danville, with Rev. Billy Brown officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg KY.

Pallbearers were Dan Waters, Bruce Rudd, Todd Hargis, Billy Hargis Jr., Steve Martin, Billy Davis, Joey Keith, and Don Littrell.

Family requests donations can be made to Heritage Hospice.

Condolences may be made at www.preston-pruitt.com

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

 

WILLIAM TRAYNER

William Carroll Trayner, 83, of Pompano Beach, Fla., widower of Patsy Wheeler Trayner, brother of Linda (Jack) Preston, died Thurs., Oct. 9, 2014, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

ROBERTA WILLHITE

Roberta Chapman Willhite, 91, of Campbellsburg, widow of John E. Willhite, died Oct. 6, 2014 at Signature Healthcare in Harrodsburg.

Born Feb. 24, 1923 in Verona, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Lillian Roberts Chapman.

She was a member of the Campbellsburg Baptist Church, was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union and the XYZ church group and retired from Brunswick in Eminence.

Survivors include, one son, Douglas Earl (Susan) Willhite of Campbellsburg; one daughter Patricia Ann (Bruce) Springate of Harrodsburg, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one aunt and several friends.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Douglas Chapman and one sister, Betty Jo Chapman.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Ransdell Funeral Home, in Campbellsburg, with Reverend Shawn Golden officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Campbellsburg Baptist Church.

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

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

STEPHEN CRUCE

Stephen A. Cruce, 63, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Nov. 11, 1950 in Ft. Benning, GA, he was the son of the late Stephen A. and Freida Onzell Cruce.

He was a Bay West employee and a member of the St. Philips Episcopal Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Melanie Rogers, St. Lawrence, NY; one brother, William (Alice) Cruce of Harrodsburg; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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

(HH Thu Oct 23, 2014)

 

PAULINE DRAKE

Pauline Baker Pike Drake, 74, of Boyle County passed away Thursday October 16, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born October 11, 1940 in Parksville, she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Hazel Reardon Baker.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was the preceded in death by her husbands: Donald B. Pike and Clayton Drake; one daughter, Donna Rose Webb; one grandson, Jeremy Lynn Roach; and one great-grandson, Triston Dale Roach; one sister, Martha Rose Young; and one brother: Warren Thomas Baker.

She is survived by: one daughter, Regina (Ralph Jr.) Bays of Parksville; two sons, Gary (Kay) Pike of Mitchellsburg and John (Mary) Pike of Harrodsburg; three brothers: Sammy (Ruby) Baker, Ritchie (Bonnie) Baker and Melvin (the late Judy) Baker all of Parksville; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Sunday, October 19, at the Wilder Funeral Home, Perryville, by Bro’s Ernest Fields, Jr. and Donnie Irvin with burial in the Holt Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Matthew and Luke Pike, Mark Webb, Donnie Roach, James Downey and Tom Baker.

Honorary Pallbearers were her granddaughters and Jerry Garcia.

Guestbook@www.wilderfh.com.

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

 

THELMA GOURLEY

Thelma Russell Gourley, 92, of Harrodsburg, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville.

Born June 29, 1922 in Ellisburg, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Ollie Qualls Wyatt.

She was a member of Harrodsburg United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Billy Russell and George Gourley, one son, Billy Gene Wyatt and one daughter: Stella Ann Carr.

Survivors include: three sons, Jerry (Barbara) Russell of Danville, Phillip (Angela) Russell of Junction City and Tony Russell of Harrodsburg; one daughter: Lora (the late Haskel) Crowe of Hustonville; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, October 20, at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home, Moreland, by Rev. Garland Hawkins. Burial was in Hustonville Cemetery.

Guestbook@www.wlpruitt.com.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 23, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Her-ald)

RICHARD HALL

Richard Thomas “Ricky” Hall, 48, of Danville, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his residence. 

Born April 29, 1966, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Charles Kenneth and the late Doris Ann Phillips Hall.

Survivors include one daughter, Andreana Gabrielle Hall; one son, Logan Thomas Hall; one sister, Kristi Brummett and one brother, Michael Timothy Hall, all of Harrodsburg, his fiancé, Stacey Lane of Danville, two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Commonwealth Cancer Center, 520 Techwood Dr., Danville, KY 40422.

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

(HH Thu Oct 23, 2014)

 

JAMES KAYS

James Hollis Kays, 84, widower of Lorene Harlow and Wanda Caton, died Friday, Oct.17, 2014 at his residence.

Born Dec. 6, 1929 in Springfield, he was the son of the late Edgar and Mary Emma Burns Kays.

He was a retired account manager for Diversified Specialty Company, was a United States Air Force Veteran, a member of the Baptist Temple in Carrollton, Ohio, attended Grace Baptist Church, was an N.R.A. life member, a 32 degree Mason, a Shriner, and a member of Farm Bureau.

Survivors include one son L. Kevin (Jane) Kays of Peoria, Ariz., three daughters: Joan (Irvin) Love of Somerset, Lannie Hollis Harmon of Harrodsburg and Janet Bolster of Canton, Ohio; two brothers, Bobby H. (Edna) Kays of Doylestown, Ohio and Garnett Marion (Lavone) Kays of Marshallville, Ohio; two sisters, June Ison of Harrodsburg and Helen Patterson of Canyon Lake, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 28 great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. David Collier and Bro. Mark King officiating.  Graveside Military Rites will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the Westview Cemetery in Carrollton, Ohio.

Visitation is 11 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday, October 23 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grace Baptist Church, 1057 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY  40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Oct 23, 2014)

 

MARY KNOX

Mary Ilene Knox, 74, of Harrodsburg, wife of Otis Knox, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born May 19, 1940 in Rogers, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Delphia Reynolds McQuinn was a homemaker, beautician, an employee of Semicon Assoc. of Lexington and a member of the Jesus Christ in Christian Union Church in Burgin.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one sister, Betty (Wallace) Booth of Stanton and two brothers, Clemon McQuinn of Middletown and Shirley (Judy) McQuinn Jr. of Loveland, OH.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at Sims Funeral Services with Brother Johnny Hockersmith officiating. Burial was in the Rogers Cemetery in Wolfe County.

Pallbearers were Kent Lawson, Doug Lawson, Kenny Lawson, Chris Knox, Shirley McQuinn and Mike Driskell. Honorary pallbearers were David Knox, Wallace Booth, Keith Helton, Eli Thompson, Tommy Tribble, Danny Humber, Donnie Boyd and Donnie Green.

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

(HH Thu Oct 23, 2014)

 

EUGENE MARQUART

Eugene Marquart, 57, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born July 14, 1957 in Butler, Ind., he was the son of the late David Seth and Helen Lucille (Lower) Marquart.

He served in the National Guard while in Indiana, was a former employee of Toyoda-Gosei Co. in Lebanon and was a member of the Assembly of God in Kendallville, Ind.

Survivors include two brothers, Pastor Mark Marquart of Auburn, Ind. and David Marquart of Spring Arbor, MI; four nieces and one nephew.

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

(HH Thu Oct 23, 2014)

 

ANNETTA MOBLEY

Annetta Steele Mobley, 82, of Harrodsburg, widow of Hanly Mobley, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Born Feb. 2, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Steele and Clara Hendren Steele Lykins.

She was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School, was a member of the Cornishville Baptist Church and was retired from Cricketeer Manufacturing.

Survivors include one son, Tony (Brenda) Mobley, of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Carolyn (Darrell) Peavler of Greenwood, Ind.; a twin sister, Loretta (Gene) Hammons of Crestview Hills; one sister, Margaret Steele of Lexington, and one brother Leonard (Patsy) Steele of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Wayne Mobley; one daughter, Patricia Ann Mobley; four sisters, Virginia Goldman, Rebecca Dennis, Francis McCormick and Linda Lingenfelter and three brothers, Paul, Clarence and Eugene Steele.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Dean Jones officiating.

Pallbearers were Anthony, Jason, Rick, Joey and Bo Mobley and Ronnie Britton.

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

(HH Thu Oct 23, 2014)

 

BRENDA MYERS

Brenda Ross Myers, 64 of Danville died Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Danville.

Born July 16, 1950 in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late Harlan and Mary Patterson Ross.

Brenda was a former employee of Centre College and a member of the Faith Temple Pentecostal Church where she played the piano. Brenda loved playing the piano and spending time with her family.

Survivors for Brenda include: one daughter, Samantha Goodlett of Harrodsburg; a son and his wife, Matthew and Ivy White of Danville; one brother and his wife, David and Becky Clem of Parksville; one sister Tina Robbins of Indiana, six grandchildren, Thomas (Ann) Ratliff, Ethan, Taylor and Mason White, Tanner and Aaron Goodlett and one great grandson, David Ratliff.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014, Faith Temple Pentecostal Church, with Jolene Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the church.

Wilder Funeral Home, Perryville handling services.

You may visit Brenda’s online guestbook at www.wilderfh.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 23, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Her-ald)

WILLIAM TRAYNER

William Carroll Trayner, 83, of Pompano Beach, Fla., widower of Patsy Wheeler Trayner, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Born Nov. 3, 1930, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late William Loyd and Lillian (Rogers) Trayner.

He was an Army veteran having served in Germany with the 82nd Airborne Division and was retired from IBM.

Survivors include one sister, Linda (Jack) Preston of Harrodsburg; six nephews, Ralph Trayner Jr., Mark Trayner, Ben McMichael, Jeffrey McMichael, John Preston IV, and Damon Preston and one niece, Lisa Wellings.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Trayner, and one sister, Betty Jo McMichael.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24 at Spring Hill Cemetery Pavilion with Jeffrey McMichael officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Make A Wish Foundation, 1230 Liberty Bank Lane, Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40222.

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

(HH Thu Oct 23, 2014)

 

JEFFERY CARSON

Jeffery Allen Carson, age 39, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at the U.K. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

He is the son of Philip Nichols, Shelbyville and Ruby Sharon Roberts, MI. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church, Salvisa, and was a truck driver for Republic Services.

He is survived by: his wife, Kelly Louise Brown Carson; TWO sons, J.J. Carson and Ethan Carson, all of Lawrenceburg; daughter, Allesha Carson, Frankfort; sister, Annetta (Brian) Tewinkel, MI; several half-brothers and sisters; mother and father-in-law, Sandra and Steve Brown, Mercer Co.; step mother, Margie Nicholas, Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by his step dad, Jay Roberts.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. George Dye officiating. Burial followed in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Casketbearers were Steve Brown, Randy Downey, Mike Allen, Jesse Terrell, Chad Booth, Bobby McCoun, Richie Sparrow, and Steve Girtley.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 30, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ROBERT DEAN

Robert Elmore Dean, 87, of California, husband of Esther Humphrey Dean, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

Born Sept. 26, 1927 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Elmore and Gladys Crossfield Dean.

He was a retired Gunner’s Mate Gun Chief with the U.S. Navy for 20 years and a Naval Reservist for 44 years. He was a life member of the American Legion Post # 496 of Long Beach, CA.

Survivors, in addition to his wife include, one daughter: Robin Baca Gillenwaters of Calif., five sisters: Joyce Sturgeon of Louisville, Janice Phillips of Harrodsburg, Rita Jo Cerriato of Fla., Bruce Lee Dunn of Lexington and Maxine Taylor of Harrodsburg, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Dean, and nine siblings, Imogene Crawford, Doris Reece, Ina Cornish, Arlene Walkup, Donnis Dean, Garnett E. Dean, Harold Dean, Lois F. Dean and Oscar Dean.

Funeral services are Friday, Oct. 31 in Long Beach, Calif.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Legion Post 496, 5938 East Parkcrest St., Long Beach, CA 90808.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

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WILLIAM EDWARDS

William Clinton Edwards, 55, of Harrodsburg died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 25, 1958 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Pauline Hunter Edwards of Harrodsburg and the late Ben F. Edwards.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the Ellers Memorial Baptist Church, and the American Legion.

Survivors include three sons, William Clinton Edwards Jr. of Burgin; Josh (Mary) Edwards of Midway and Ian Parks of Lawrenceburg; one daughter, Elizabeth Anne (Spencer Houston) Edwards of Harrodsburg; two half-brothers, Chris Edwards of Harrodsburg and Larry Edwards of Ariz.; one sister, Beverly Wainscott of Fla., seven grandchildren and several cousins.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Eddie Russell officiating.  Burial with Military Honors was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery

Pallbearers were Mike Black, Mike McCoy, Tommy Milburn, Ryan Milburn, Woody McCoy, and Corey Rawlings. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Rawlings, Hunter Rawlings, Darryl Watts, Rodney Rawlings and Grant Hunter.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pkwy, Louisville, KY  40222.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

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JULIA MURPHY

Julia "Julie" Dawn Wilson Murphy, 49, of Danville passed away October 23, 2014.

She was born November 25, 1964 to Carol Hafley McQuerry and the late David Wilson.

Julie worked at Whirlpool for many years and enjoyed painting, ceramics, and had a passion for cooking. Above all, she lived her life to spend time with her family and friends.

She is survived by: her mother, Carol McQuerry; a son, Zebadiah Lee Murphy of Burgin; a daughter, Sara Dawn Wardlow Cummins (Brent "Tank") of Dry Ridge; three brothers, John Kenneth Wilson of Danville, Steven David Wilson of Harrodsburg and David Bryon McQuerry of Junction City; one sister: Stefanie Lee McQuerry Elam (Jerrod) of Junction City; a granddaughter, Raelee Sue Myla Murphy; her previous husband, Lee Murphy, and a granddog Jack. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Along with her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father David Wayne McQuerry.

A celebration of life service was Monday, October 27, 2014, at 8 p.m. at Preston Pruitt Funeral Home, Danville.

Condolences may be made at www.preston-pruitt.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 30, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

SR. JEAN PEAKE

Sister Jean Madeline Peake, 99, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Oct. 23, 2014, at Mount Saint Joseph.

She was a principal and teacher at St. Andrew School in Harrodsburg from 1960-67 and served elsewhere in Kentucky and Missouri.

Survivors include nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community.

Funeral Mass was held Monday, Oct. 27, at Mount Saint Joseph.

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

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DELAINE RILEY

Delaine Carroll Riley, 77, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Loretta Disponette Riley of Lawrenceburg and the late Earl Riley. 

He was a member of Claylick Methodist Church and a farmer.

Survivors include two sons, Edwin (Vicky) Riley and Delaine Christopher Riley, both of Salvisa; two daughters, Vivian (Calvert) Bratton of Frankfort and Dolores Birdwhistell of Lawrenceburg; two brothers, E.J. Riley of Lawrenceburg and Connie Jo (Peggy) Riley of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Shirley Durr and Betty Sue Houp, both of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Fred Knickerbocker and Bro. Shannon Blosser officiating. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.  

Pallbearers were J.D. Chilton, Earl Riley Jr., Mike Riley, Kevin Riley, Eric Durr, Eddie Durr, Ricky Coke and Larry Coke.

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RALPH SAXE

Ralph Saxe, 64, of Harrodsburg, formerly of Valpraiso, Ind., husband of Tammy Egolf Saxe, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Jan. 12, 1950, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Charles T. and Cornelia Murphy Saxe.  

He was former owner and operator of Rainflow of Valpraiso, Ind. and was a driver with Emsco Inc. in Lexington.

Survivors include three daughters, Michelle (Brad) Means of Rushville, Ind., Dana (Ryan) Poe of Greenfield, Ind. and Danielle Morgan of Harrodsburg; one sister, Laura Saxe of Rochester, Ind. and five grandchildren

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Saxe.

Local funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Valparaiso funeral services will be held at Moeller Funeral Home Friday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. with burial in the Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.

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

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RUTH SMITH

Ruth E. Smith, 78, of Lancaster, widow of Jim Walton and Bradley Smith, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born July 28, 1936 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Florence Gooch Walls.

She worked at Cowden’s Manufacturing, was a caregiver and worked for housekeeping at Christian Care Center and was a member of Gilbert’s Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, James Michael (Dorothy) Walton and Jeff (Joyce) Walton; one daughter, Debbie Sue (Roy) Davis all of Lancaster; one sister, Imogene Salyers; three step sons, Bradley Smith Jr., Terry Smith, and Gary Smith all of Harrodsburg; one step daughter, Debra Smith Hughes of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren 15 step grandchildren and 11 step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, one brother and a step grandson. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 25, at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Morris Trayner and Bro. Harold Best officiating. 

Pallbearers were Roy Walker Davis Jr., Jimmy Walton, Ronnie Lancaster, Will Hocker, Terry Smith, Gary Smith, Justin York and Misty Walton. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Walton and Darrell Atkins. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.spurlinfuneralhomelancaster.com.

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W. T. SPARROW

W. T. Sparrow, 62, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 21, 1952 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Wandola Bottom Cheatham and the late Richard Sparrow. 

He was a 1970 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, owned and operated S-CORP Contractors Inc and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one daughter, Nicole (Brandon) Short of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Mary Belle (John) Roy of Burgin and Kimberly (Richy) Lowery of Harrodsburg; one brother, Richard (Debbie) Sparrow of Harrodsburg, step father, Harry Cheatham of Harrodsburg, one grandson and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Sparrow.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Sims Funeral Services with Bro. Josh Snyder officiating. Burial was in the Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wathan Bottom, Jerry Bottom, Ricky Lee Sparrow, Travis Sparrow, Seth Lowery and Casey Sparrow. Honorary pallbearers were Hayden Short, Abigail Short, Dustin Sparrow, Timmy Bottom, Thomas Bottom and Stephen Bottom

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

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BEATRICE STONE

Beatrice Stone, 92, Danville, widow of Jack G. Stone., died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the Charleston Health Care Center, Danville.

Born April 4, 1922, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and the late Beulah Wilson Lively.

She was a retired Sears employee and was a member of the Episcopal Church.

Survivors include: three sons, Paul Stone, Georgetown, TX, Jack Stone Jr., Murfreesboro, TN, and James Woosley, Winchester, KY; eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Don Woosley.

A memorial service was held Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Winchester.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 W Main St, Danville, KY 40422, or to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 Lexington Rd, Winchester, KY 40391.

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

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 30, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

EVELYN WARNER

Evelyn Warner, 103, widow of Everett Todd Warner, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at her residence.

Born July 5, 1911 in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Lee and Ella Foster Carpenter.

She was a bookkeeper at Freeman Furniture and was a member and Sunday School teacher at the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Robert Todd (Martha Evelyn) Warner of Harrodsburg and one daughter Lou Ellen (Troy) Watson of Knoxville, Tenn., five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers: Robert Allan Carpenter, Dr. Cecil Carpenter, Frank Carpenter, Marshall Carpenter and Maurice Carpenter and three sisters, Valley Megee, Bea Shuel and Belle Carpenter.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Michael Conover officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 273, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

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JEWELL WASHAM

Jewell Earl Washam, 77, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at the Norton Pallative Care Unit in Louisville. 

Born Feb. 3, 1937 he was the son of the late Earl Washam and Leota Thacker.

He was a US Army veteran.

Survivors include cousins Gardenia Curry, Virginia Wilkerson, Gloria Phillips and Ray and Kendrick Washam.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 27 at the W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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ROBERT BAUGH

Robert Bruce Baugh, age 51, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday October 30th, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Harrodsburg, on October 25th, 1964 to the late James Thomas Lewis and Nel-lie Coffman.

Survivors include: two sisters: Claudia Leonard of Lexington and Janie; and his caregivers: Nellie, Eugene, Annabelle and Michael Lewis and Ronnie Price.

Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by one sister, Pam.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday November 3, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services were held Monday November 3, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Dwight Coffman officiating. Burial was in the Tapscott Cemetery.

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

 

ELSIE COULTER

      Mrs. Elsie Ray Cammack Coulter, age 88, of Springfield, passed away at 4:55 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

      A native of Anderson County, she was born on September 11, 1926 to the late James D. and Delta Drury Cammack.

      She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church and a homemaker.

      Preceding her in death was her husband, Leon Coulter on December 7, 1995 and a sister, Jean Oldham on February19, 2007.

      Survivors include: a son, Bobby Coulter (Diane) of Little River, S.C.; a daughter, Marilyn Wyatt (Tom) of Louisville; four grandchildren, Kristen Buckner (Jeffrey), Kimberly Bowling (Nicholas), David Coulter and Jennifer Coulter; three great grandchildren, Jakob Buckner, Kyler Buckner and Katelyn Bowling; a sister, Betty Turner of Harrodsburg and three brothers, James Cammack (Helen) of Willisburg, Jessie Cammack of Louisville and Coy Cammack of Harrods-burg.

      Funeral services were held Thursday, October 30, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Compton, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, officiating.

      Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

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

 

JAMES DEATON

James Dale Deaton, 63, of Harrodsburg, husband of Mary Elizabeth Pulliam Deaton, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at his residence.

Born May 27, 1951, in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Arthur Lee and Nona Garrett Deaton.

He was a carpenter.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include, four daughters, Pleasant Cierra Deaton, Jennifer Vaughn and Jackie Deaton, all of Harrodsburg and Sylvia Deaton of Tennessee; four brothers, Vernon Deaton of Eubank, Ray Deaton of Dixville, Jack Deaton of South Carolina and Bobby Deaton of Salvisa; two sisters, Lois Petrey of Ohio and Loretta Sizemore of Manchester and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clell Deaton, Coy Deaton and Roger Deaton, and one sister, Ruth Petrey.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

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JENNIFER JOHNSON

Jennifer Dawn Johnson, 41, of Danville died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at her home. 

Born Sept. 23, 1973, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of Sharon (Bruce) Holt Bowman and the late Michael D. Johnson.

Survivors include, one sister, Michelle (Mike) Hanlin of Glasgow; one brother, Christopher (Aurora) Johnson of Danville; two nieces; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private funeral services will be held at a later date.

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

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JIM KELLEY

Jim Kelley, 70, of Harrodsburg, husband of Karen Lambert Kelley, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

Born Dec. 12, 1943, in Maryland Park, Md., he was the son of the late Ted and the Margaret Wilson Kelley.

He was a retired merchandising vice president for the K-mart Corp. and was a founding member of the Herrington Lake Conservation League. 

Survivors include, one daughter, Janice (Jim) Kelley McConchie of Ortonville, Mich.; one son, Todd Kelley of Lexington; three sisters, Priscilla Hart of Brookston, Ind, Susan Potter of Omaha, Neb., Marilyn Mitchell of Lexington; one brother, Steve Kelley of  Boston, Mass. and one grandson.

Visitation is today, Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5-7 p.m., at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. 

Private services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Herrington Lake Conservation League, PO Box 404, Burgin, KY 40310.

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

(HH Thu Nov 6, 2014)

 

BRIDGET KEY

Bridget Gayle Key, 29, of Harrodsburg, wife of Jason Matthew Key, died Thursday, Oct.  30, 2014, in Harrodsburg.

Born Feb. 25, 1985, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Kathy Mae Compton Lear and the late Johnny Lee Pullium Jr.

She worked for Sun Tan City and the Mercer County Schools and was a member at Danville Church of God.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother, include one daughter: Maci Isabella Key; one brother, Cody Pullium of Harrodsburg; one sister, Sara Pullium of Harrodsburg; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Jean Compton; paternal grandmother: Dorothy Pullium; sister-in-law, Becky Smith and mother-in-law, Georgetta (Glenn) Smith.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at Danville Church of God with Bryan Montgomery officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

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CAROLYN LESTER

Carolyn Lester, 54, of Harrodsburg, wife of Greg Lester died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the James B Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born August 29, 1960 in Harrodsburg, Carolyn was the daughter of Willie Houston Murray, Sr. of Indiana and Joyce Bradshaw Murray of Harrodsburg.

She was an employee of Hitachi Automotive and member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Danville. Carolyn loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and parents are: one son: Jesse (Jessica) Lester of Law-renceburg; one daughter, Myranda (Eric) Moore of Harrodsburg; one brother, Willie Houston Murray, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; two half-brothers, Brian Wayne Murray of Connersville, IN and Ste-ve Jones of Wilmore, KY; one sister, Donna (James) Wilt of Chaplin, KY; six grandchildren, Lo-gan White, Kayetlyn White, Devann White, Trevor Moore, Andrew Hurst and Avery Hurst; one great grandchild, Ayden Hurst; three nephews, Troy Satterly, Joshua Satterly and Clint Lester; and one niece, Shondra Mobley.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Mark King officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Troy Satterly, Joshua Satterly, Dennis Lester, Eric Moore, Clint Lester and Trevor Moore.

To share your memories or to contact the family, please visit www.alexanderandroyalty.com

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

 

DONALD ROBINSON

Donald E. Robinson, 68, of Harrodsburg died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born July 3, 1946, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Owen and Lillian Warner Robinson.

Survivors include one niece, Deanna (Trey) McCallie; one aunt, one uncle and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Robinson.

Graveside services will be Nov. 7, 2014, at the Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

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DAVID SMITH

A memorial service for David Lee Smith II will be held at the Harrodsburg Christian Church on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m.

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ROBERT WILEY

Robert Glen Wiley, 72, husband of Gloria Carroll Wiley, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 27, 1942, in Floyd County, he was the son of the late Carl and Mary Mae Rose Wiley.

He was owner of the Stenotype Institute in Jacksonville, Fla., former councilman and mayor of Painstville, 1960 graduate of Painstville High School and attended Morehead State University.

Survivors include, one daughter, Jennifer (Cloman) Turner of Macclenny, Fla.; three sons, Carl (Nora) McGowan of Pearson, Ga., Robert (Jennifer) Wiley II of Danville,, Travis (Jamie) Wiley of Danville;  three sisters, Charlene (Bob) Burchett, Roberta (Glen Mac) Dixon, and Nell Ruth (Bill) Conley; two brothers, Paul (Ann) Wiley and Virgil Wiley;  one half brother, Gene (Irene) Hunts; three half sisters, Jewel (Joe) Tussey, Marie (Tom) Patrick and Edith (Richard) Branham; six grandchildren and  two step grandchildren.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial is in Danville Memorial Gardens in Danville.

Pallbearers were John Carroll, Travis Wiley, Robert Wiley, Carl McGowan, Cloman Turner, and Ashley McGowan.  Honorary bearers: Bob Abrams, Ray Beech, Bob McQuerry, Danny Drury, Jeff Ward and Mike Goode. 

Visitation is Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Stenotype Institute Scholarship Fund, 3563 Phillips Hwy, Bldg E, Suite 501, Jacksonville, FL 32207.

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

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STANLEY YOUNG

The Reverend Stanley Howard Young, 84, of Harrodsburg, husband of Iva Mae Leach Young, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at his residence. 

Born June 10, 1930, in Eubank, he was the son of the late Joseph Walter and Ester Lawless Young. 

He was a retired Baptist minister, worked at Trane Manufacturing Co., served as an Army Medic during the Korean war, and was a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Danville. 

Survivors, in addition to wife, include: two sons, Darrell (Sharlene) Young of Harrodsburg, and Larry S. Young of Stanford; one sister, Eva Dean Young of Lancaster; two brothers, Vernon (Christine) Young of Harrodsburg and Heston Young of Junction City and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence, Troy and Arvis Young.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Danville with Darrell Young, Steve James, Everett Hood and Kenneth Meredith officiating.  Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery in Danville.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Byrd, Terry Stevens, Morrison Bottoms, David Yates, Robert Burger and Danny Cooper.  Honorary pallbearers were Lyle Evans, Walter Montgomery, Sonny Rue, John Sheene, Cecil Burger, Daniel Herbert and Brandon Hogue. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423, Gethsemane Baptist Church, 123 Quisenberry Ave. Danville, KY 40422 or to the Parksville Knob Baptist Church, 2117 Hwy 1822, Parksville, KY 40464.

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

(HH Thu Nov 6, 2014)

 

JAMES BALLMAN

James William Ballman, 70, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at his residence.

Born June 3, 1944 in McDaniels, he was the son of the late James M. and Ella Cannon Ballman.

He was a Kentucky Educational TV videographer and a member of the Catholic Church. 

Survivors include one son, Peter (Dasha Khapalova) Ballman, New York, NY and one brother, Michael Ballman, Phoenix, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Marilyn June Hedden.

No services are scheduled at this time. Sims Funeral Services are in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Nov 13, 2014)

 

MARVIN BAST

Marvin Gene Bast, 71, of Murray, husband of Karen Bast, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at his residence.

Born Sept. 4, 1943 in Salvisa, he was the son of the late Horace Elmore and Annie Gilpin Bast.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Haydon Brother’s Contracting and attended the West Fork Baptist Church in Stella.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include, one daughter Eva Gaddie of Pleasureville; two sons, William Bast of Simpsonville and Roger Bast of Campbellsville; one stepson, Aaron Clayton; two sisters, Opal Satterly and Shirley Blackwell both of Lawrenceburg; five brothers, Larry Bast of Frankfort, Alvin Bast of Lawerenceburg, Aubrey Bast of Salvisa, Ronnie Bast of Murray, and Ricky Bast of Tyrone; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons: Marvin Wayne Bast and Theodore Gene Bast; one half-brother Jimmy Bast, and two half-sisters, Josephine Brewer and Bessie Mae Decker.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Aaron Clayton officiating. Burial was in the New Providence Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jason Wilson, Cory Lathrem, Austin Lathrem, Josh Bast, John Wilcher, Matthew Bast, Cody Bast and Michael Bast.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Byrn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL  60631.

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

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MARY COOK

Mary Katherine Cook, 97, of Harrodsburg, widow of William Barrett Cook, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center in Harrodsburg.

Born Jan. 14, 1917 in Reno, Nev., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susie Hinch Kernan.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue (Rev. Garland) Hawkins of Harrodsburg; one son, Bill (Debbie) Cannan of Reno, Nev.; one granddaughter and one great-grandson.

No services are scheduled at this time. Sims Funeral Services are in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church, 102 Chiles Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

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RANDELL DARLAND

Randell Lloyd Darland, 87, of Salvisa, husband of Thelma Leonard Darland, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at his residence.  

Born March 19, 1927, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Virgil and Betty Keeling Darland. 

He was a retired Corning Glass employee, Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Salvisa Baptist Church.  

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include, one daughter, Mary Bradley of Russell Springs; three sons, Michael Darland and Steve Darland, both of Harrodsburg and Todd Darland of Springfield; two sisters, Sue Bottom of Shelbyville and Bernice Osborn of Florida; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Nov 13 at 1 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Lester Tirey officiating. Burial is in Spring Hill Cemetery with military honors. 

Visitation is after 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Kelly Bugg, Roy Bugg, Earl Kent Nichols, Lynn Nichols, Kenny Caudill and Dudley Jenkins.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 465 E High St, Lexington, KY 40507.

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

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EDNA DEVERS

Edna Black Devers, 103, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, the Nov. 4, 2014, at the Masonic Home in Shelbyville.  

Born July 24, 1910 in Shelby County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Dudley and Minnie Katherine Arington Lewis.

She served as president for the Bagdad PTA, was a member of the Buffalo Lick Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and worked with the youth,  was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Order of the Eastern Star.  

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Dean Walters of Harrodsburg; two sons, Carl D.  (Sue) Black of Louisville and Marvin L.  (Brenda) Black of New Castle; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 7 at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Shelbyville, with Reverend Jeff Peed and Reverend Jesse Baxter officiating.

Burial was in the Bagdad Cemetery in Bagdad.

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

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RICHARD HURLEY

Richard Hurley, 72, of Mercer County, husband of Joy Nadine Hurley died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born July 29, 1942 in Xenia, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harlan David and Hazel Vorhees Hurley.

He retired from Dayton Power and Light, where he worked as a lineman, was a member of the Church of the Brethren, in Beaver Creek, Ohio and a member of the Masonic Temple in Beaver Creek.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three children, Loree Bowman of Lancaster, Todd Russell Hurley of Columbus, Ohio and Ginger Kay Krznarich of Lebanon, Ohio; one sister, Barbara Freeman Kinsler of Fairborn, Ohio, seven grandchildren: and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, David Hurley and two sisters, Joan and Katherine.

Funeral services were Sunday, Nov. 9 at the New Freedom Church in Lebanon Ohio, with Pastor Joe Shutts officiating.

Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Nov 13, 2014)

 

CAROLYN LESTER

Carolyn Lester, 54, of Harrodsburg, wife of Greg Lester died Tuesday, Oct.  28, 2014 at the James B Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 29, 1960 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Willie Houston Murray Sr. of Indiana and Joyce Bradshaw Murray of Harrodsburg.

She was a Hitachi Automotive employee and member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Danville.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and parents, include, one son: Jesse (Jessica) Lester of Lawrenceburg; one daughter: Myranda (Eric) Moore of Harrodsburg; one brother, Willie Houston Murray Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; two half-brothers, Brian Wayne Murray of Connersville, Ind.and Steve Jones of Wilmore; one sister, Donna (James) Wilt of Chaplin; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three nephews and one niece.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 31 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Mark King officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Troy Satterly, Joshua Satterly, Dennis Lester, Eric Moore, Clint Lester and Trevor Moore.

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

(HH Thu Nov 13, 2014)

 

MAXIE LYONS

Maxie Lunsford Lyons, 76, of Harrodsburg, wife of Charles Lyons died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at her residence. 

Born Oct. 18, 1938 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Billy and Nancy Warren Lunsford. 

She was a retired employee of the Mercer County Senior Citizens and a member of the Ellers Memorial Baptist Church. 

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include seven sons, James G. Lyons, Donnie Lyons, Richard Lyons, Charlie Lyons, Junior Bill Lyons and Matthew L. Lyons all of Harrodsburg and Sammie Lyons of Danville, four daughters, Elizabeth K. Rodriguez, Jeannette Ogle and Bobbie J. Garland, all of Harrodsburg and Debra Massick of Chicago, Ill., two brothers, David Lee Lunsford and Taylor Lunsford, one sister: Nancy Lee Rowe, 34 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sons, Luke Lyons, Chris Lyons, Clinton Lyons and Michael Lyons, three daughters, Kelly Lyons, Rachel Lyons and Christina Lyons, one brother, Marion Lunsford and three sisters, Bessie Yocum, Lucy Clansmith and Mary.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Darrell Hahn officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Church of Christ Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Matt Lyons, Brent Lyons, Sam Lyons, Joseph Lyons, Allen Lyons and Steven Lyons. Honorary pallbearers were Eric Lyons, Timmy Lyons, Harley Lyons and Miquel Rodriguez.

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

(HH Thu Nov 13, 2014)

 

GILBERT MCELROY

Gilbert McElroy, 73, of Danville, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at his home.

Born March 8, 1941, he was a son of the late James Franklin and Ovie Chambers McElroy. Gilbert served in the Army and was a plumber for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Tony McElroy (Amanda) of Danville and Michael McElroy of Florida; a granddaughter, Natoshaa McElroy; five brothers, John McElroy of Danville, Bobby McElroy and Edgar McElroy, both of Lancaster, Kenneth McElroy of Stanford and Paul McElroy of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Mary Francis Gambel of Texas and Maria Preston of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frankie McElroy and Cecil McElroy; and three sisters, Thelma Preston, Joyce Ann McElroy and Clara Bell McElroy.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Preston-Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Otis Clark. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth McElroy, Chad McPherson, Nick Raley, Pete Marra, David Holland and Tim Holland. Honorary pallbearers will be Benny Selby and David Wren.

Visitation will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Condolences may be made at www.preston-pruitt.com

(Note: This obituary was not included in the November 13, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RAY MOLEN

Ray Samuel Molen, 87, of Harrodsburg, husband of Dorothy C. Molen, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

Born Dec. 18, 1927, he was the son of the late Herstel Tate Molen and Maggie Lee Lovell Molen.

He graduated from Wayne County High School and the University of Kentucky, he was a veteran of the Air Force from World War II  where he received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Good Conduct Medal with loops, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation World War II Service Medal with Japan Clasp, National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, he retired as a certified public accountant with the Internal Revenue Service, was a  farmer, was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church of Frazer and attended the Danville United Methodist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, William Keith Chambers; two sisters, Margaret Lee Molen York of Monticello and Marilyn Ann Molen (Johnie) Helton of Somerset and one grandchild, Angela Nichole Chambers.

 He was preceded in death by two brothers Fred Norman and Earl Howard (Johnny) Molen.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home with the Reverend Gene Shields officiating.   Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. 

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

(HH Thu Nov 13, 2014)

 

LORRAINE PINKSTON

Lorraine Pinkston, 102, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, in Harrodsburg.

Born Feb. 2, 1912 in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Amanda Ellen Moore Darland.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Harrodsburg Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters, Anna Ellen Bandy, Bonnie Gayle Tingle and Patricia (Donnie) Lawson all of Harrodsburg; three sons, Tony (Linda) Eugene Pinkston, Vance (Wanda) Darrell Pinkston and Donnie (Phyllis) Murriel Pinkston all of Harrodsburg and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Fredrick and Tommy Pinkston; three brothers, Rether, Marvin and Shannon Darland and three sisters, Lillian Sutton, Rayma Bobblitt and Evelyn Carey.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 10 at Sims Funeral Services with Keith Greer and Nelson Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Peter’s Cemetery in Mackville.

Pallbearers were Barry Bandy, Tony Tingle, Troy Pinkston, Tyler Pinkston, Marty Lawson and Jerry Lawson. Honorary pallbearers were Jody Durham, Lisa Pinkston, Kathy Sanford and Debbie Elliott.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg Church of Christ, 1369 US 127 By-Pass, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to Mercer County Senior Citizens, 1475 Louisville Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Nov 13, 2014)

 

STELLA PUCKETT

Stella Ethel Robinson Puckett, 91, widow of Earnie Bronston Puckett, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Hometown Manor in Lawrenceburg.  

Born Aug. 24, 1923 in Anderson County, she was daughter of the late William and Stella Graham Robinson.

She was a housewife and a member of the Shiloh Christian Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Shirley (Joe) Goodlett of Frankfort; Nancy Sue Phillips and Rita (Danny) Drury, both of Lawrenceburg and Judy (Bill Blackburn)  Watson Bolig of Louisville; three grandchildren Melissa (Paul) Harrod, Bradley (April) Briscoe, Michael (Whitney) Watson; four great-grandchildren, Bailey Harrod, Bristol Briscoe, Rylee Watson and Matthew James Watson.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Kelly Goodlett and Matthew Watson; seven sisters, Lola Shryock, Lila Evans, Susie Drury, Emma Kays, Anna Belle Dennis, Mary Moore and Elizabeth Brown and four brothers, Russell, Edgar, Wilson and Marshall Robinson. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Grant O’Dell officiating. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harold Ingram, Charlie Cammack, J.B. Watts, Terry Cunningham, Marcus Brown and Ronnie Martin.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. or Wounded Warrior Project.

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Nov 13, 2014)

 

DONALD SCOTT

Donald Ray Scott, 79, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at his residence.

Born Jan. 26, 1935 in Greenville, he was the son of the late Melvin Ezra and Josephine Spurlin Scott.   

He served in the US Air Force, attended the University of Evansville where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, was a Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co. insurance agent, a member of the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Free Masons and Shriners in Evansville, a Kentucky Colonel, and was a member of the Baptist Church. 

Survivors include two sisters, Dr. Nancy L. Scott of Lexington and Hilda Mittwede of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Sims Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Nov 13, 2014)

 

JAMES SHIRLEY

James Edwin Shirley, 92, of Adair County, widower of Jessie Caldwell Tupman Shirley, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

Born Aug. 1, 1922, in Bliss, he was the son of the late Richard Warner and Mary Alice Pickett Shirley.

He was a graduate of Columbia High School and Lindsey Wilson College,  was a WWII veteran of the US Army, was a member of the Columbia Christian Church, a Kentucky Colonel and served on the board of directors of several organizations.

Survivors include five daughters: Mary Ann (Gary) Hext of Rockfield; Betty (Don) Knifley of Columbia; Jamie (Richard) Simpson of Brussels, Belgium; Margaret (Mike) O’Malley of Trumbull, CT; and Leslie (Paul) Bosse of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren; five step grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 9, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Terry White and Bro. Raymond Martin officiating. Burial was in the Haven Hill Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Honor Flight Network or Sanders-Brown Center – Center for Aging – Alzheimer’s Center.  

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

(HH Thu Nov 13, 2014)

 

MIKE SNOW

James Michael “Mike” Snow, 63, husband of Bonnie Snow formerly of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Born March 10, 1951 in Lexington, he was the son of the late Herman and Rachael Cummins Snow

He was a master plumber for the Franklin County Public School System, was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the Shelbyville Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Aaron Snow of Henry Co. and Mark Snow of Lexington; one sister; two brothers and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Clark Legacy Center in Frankfort with Rev. Keith Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort.

Visitation is today, Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

(HH Thu Nov 13, 2014)

 

JEFFERY BAKER

Jeffery Allen Baker 55, formerly of Harrodsburg, husband of Tanya Baker, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.

Born Nov. 19, 1958 in Mercer County, he was the son of Alice Juanita Pittman Baker and the late Bobby Eugene Baker.

He was employed by IOS.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include, two sons Jeffery Weldon and Matthew Allen Baker both of Oklahoma; two daughters, Sarah Jo Baker and Amber Marie Baker both of Oklahoma; three step children; one brother, Robbie Baker of Burgin, two sisters Janice (Henry) Sims of Harrodsburg and Debbie Fairchild of Harrodsburg, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jamie Allen Baker and one brother, Joey Lee Baker Sr.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m., with Brother David Collier officiating at Fellowship Baptist Church.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

FRANCES SMITH

Frances Smith Barnes, 87, widow of Marvin H. Barnes, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 18, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Cleo Bell Smith.

She was retired from Hallmack and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Claunch,  Virginia (Marshall Sawyer) Edwards, Elizabeth (Freddie) Votaw, all of Harrodsburg; one step daughter Joyce Devine of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Nancy Barger of Burgin, Laura Hurst of Harrodsburg and Patricia Byrd of Burgin; two brothers, Ralph C. Smith and Glave Smith both of Danville; 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald H. “Buddy” Barnes; one step son, Denzil M. Barnes; one grandson, Donald Bo Barnes; three sisters, Lily Satterly, Myrtle Leathers and Betty Smith and three brothers, Bradley Smith, Marvin Smith and Johnny Smith.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. James Harley officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Denzil Claunch, John Claunch, Jennifer Bryant, Shannon Votaw Murray, Brandie Votaw-Smith, Donnie Edwards, Damon Edwards and Tina Edwards Jones. Honorary Pallbearers were Carol Matney, Tracy McGinnis, Amanda Barnes and Stacy Young. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY  40330. 

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

CHARLES BEAMS

Charles E. Beams, 86, husband of Inez Johnson Beams died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at his residence.

Born Jan. 27, 1928 in Louisville, he was the son of the late Emmett and Rebecca Coleman Crockett Beams.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, a member of the New Providence Presbyterian Church, a Kentucky Colonel, former employee of Western Electric and Owner of Becom Telecommunications.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Gary Beams of Valrico, Fla., and David P. (Robin) Beams of Mercer County; one daughter, Sandra G. Beams of Tampa, Fla., three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Kermit, Kenneth, Forrest and Elmer Beams and two sisters, Norma Hibbs and Eva Dixon.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at the New Providence Presbyterian Church with Rev. James Byrd officiating.  Burial is in New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers are David Duncan, Bob Coffman, Michael Davenport, Steve Long, Bill Marks and Barry Newby.

Visitation Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Thursday 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home and after 12 p.m. Thursday at the New Providence Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

CATHERINE DIVINE

Catherine Frances Divine, 92, of Harrodsburg, widow of William H. Divine, died Sunday, Nov. 16, at her residence.

Born June 4, 1922, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. Sr. and Rosie Carr Baker.

She was a member of the Southside Christian Church and was a retired Inspector for Corning Inc.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia (Gary) Lay of Harrodsburg; one sister, Barbara Logue of Harrodsburg; one brother, Maurice Baker of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren;  nine great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Baker Jr. and four sisters, Mary Caton, Estelle Baker, Margaret Curtsinger and Lettie McCroskey.

Funeral services Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Matthew Robbins officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dillon Carmichael, Logan and Myles Hill, Zachary Lay, Jerry White and  Jon Sanders.  Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Dale Freeman, Marvin “Bubby” Isham, Bobby Jack Baker, Brent Logue and Charlotte Guthrie.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423 or to the Southside Christian Church Building Fund, 1950 Danville Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

JIMMY GAMBLE

Jimmy Darel Gamble, 67, of Salvisa, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington.

Born June 29, 1947, in Letcher County, he was the son of the late Andrew and the late Emmajean Mae Combs Gamble.

He was and Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was self employed handyman. 

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Gamble of Lexington, one son, John W. (Heidi) Gamble of Kingsland, Ga.; two sisters, Linda Burus of Lawrenceburg and Ozella Hundley of Lotts Kreek, two brothers, Larry Gamble of Lotts Creek and Gary Gamble of Harrodsburg and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the V.A. Hospice Unit Leestown, 1101 Veterans Drive, Lexington, KY 40502

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

LEANNA GOODLETT

Leeanna “Lexi” Goodlett, 16, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Born July 20, 1998 in Danville, she was the daughter Harold D. “Bo” Goodlett and Jeannie Renee Matthews Bruner.

She was a student at Mercer Senior High and was active in the Child Development Services Class working directly with Nicole Osborne and local kindergartners and was also a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Chris Estes  and Cody Matthews of Harrodsburg, paternal grandparents, Margaret “Nana” and Harold “Popa” Goodlett of Harrodsburg; maternal grandparents, Ruby Peyton of Harrodsburg and the late Talt “Junior” Matthews; God father, Michael Lopp of Harrodsburg and special friend, Hayley Lynn.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 17  at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Bro. James Harley and Bro. Derek Baker officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Lopp, Terry Thomas, Levi Swann, Billy Votaw, Chris Goodlett, Christopher Estes, Barry Bandy, Blake Bandy. Honorary pallbearers were Haley Lynn, Desiree Patton, Brooklyn Darland, Megan Brown, Tiffany Kirkpatrick, Jazzmyn Sadler, Chelsea Sadler, Katie Savage, Juania Garcia, Cody Matthews, Popa Goodlett and the 2016 Mercer County Senior High classmates.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

MARY GRAVELY

Mary Mitchell Gravely, 87, widow of William W. Gravely, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at her residence.

Born April 23, 1927 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late W.T. and Mae Mitchell Wooldridge.

She was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School, Maryville (Tennessee) College and the University of Kentucky; was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Harrodsburg, was an educator in the Harrodsburg and Mercer County school systems, was a member and former Registrar and Regent of the Jane McAfee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Jamestown Society, Morgan’s Men, Boonesborough Society, Ancient Planters, Dames of the Magna Carta, Washington’s Men at Valley Forge, and a former member of Colonial Dames and Daughters of the Confederacy.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary (Craig) Reinhardt of Lexington; two sons, William (Nancy) Gravely Jr. of Glasgow and Tom (Linda) Gravely of Edgewood, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Wooldridge Wilson.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the United Presbyterian Church of Harrodsburg

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church Academy Fund or Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

DEBORAH GRIFFIN

Deborah Hughes Griffin, 55, wife of Kenny Griffin, died Sunday, Nov. 16.

Born January 9, 1959 in Lexington, she was the daughter of Raymond and Ruby Hughes.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and parents, include one daughter, Sherri (Shawn) Schmonsky, of Nashville, Tenn.; three sons, Brad (Teralea) Griffin of Lexington, Josh (Kayla) Flora of Versailles and Michael (Amber) Griffin of Salvisa; two brothers, David Hughes of Lexington and Tony Hughes of Versailles; three sisters, Patty Carmichael of Lexington, Kristi (David) Grubbs of Versailles and Shannon (Kevin) Hatfield of Nebraska and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing with Reverend Orville Griffin and Brother Jeremy Pope officiating.

Visitation 5-7 p.m. this evening at Clark Legacy Center.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or ALS Association.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

RICHARD HONSINGER

Richard Chistopher Honsinger, 84, of Harrodsburg, husband of Delores Ann Harlow Honsinger, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at his residence.

Born Oct. 13, 1930, in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of the late Robert M. and Ann Wengar Honsinger.

He was a retired drive-in theater manager, member of the Cornishville Baptist Church and was an Army Veteran of WWII, was a lifetime member of the VFW, DAV, American Legion, DVA and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three step sons, Bobby (Julie) Young of Georgetown, James (Mary) Young of Okeechobee, Fla. and Jeffrey (Debbie) Young of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Gloria Mione and Mary Jane Milenda both of N.Y., one brother, Robert L. Honsinger, of N.Y.; six grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with  Mark King officiating. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, National Headquarters, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517 or to Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

CLIFFORD HOUP

Clifford Wayne Houp, 74, of Harrodsburg, husband of Patricia Houp, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at his residence.

Born Sept. 22, 1940 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Virgil and Christine “Tinse” Carey Houp.

He was a retired employee of Kentucky Utilities and a farmer and was a member of the Shawnee Run Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Tracy Houp of Salvisa and Trisha (Donnie) Cocanougher of Harrodsburg, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter: Kimberly Houp, one brother, Edmund Houpe and one sister, Pasty Webb.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Lester Tirey officiating. Burial was in the Shawnee Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Donnie Webb, Kenny Carey, Justin Jenkins, Eddie Jenkins, Mike Robinson and German “Poncho” Vasquez. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Gross, Roy Lee Sanders, Pete Sherrow, Charles Sanders, Gene Robinson, Clay Adams, Stanley Riney, Donnie Tatum, Lee Howard Releford and Doug Johns.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Parkinson Disease Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

STEVEN MCCRYSTAL

Steven Warren McCrystal, 61, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Feb. 19, 1953 in Okaloosa, Fla., he was the son of the late Arnold and Barbara King McCrystal.

He was a graduate of Mercer County High School, an outside sales consultant for Sears, was a Hot Shot firefighter in New Mexico and was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Amy (Joe) Smith of Harrodsburg, Shannon (Keith) Sessom and Heather McCrystal both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Karen (Chris) Ahrens of Colorado Springs, Sandra Huesing of San Antonio, Tex.; two brothers, Michael (Monica) McCrystal of Denver, Colo. and Jeff (JoEtta) McCrystal of Harrodsburg; companion, Mae Murphy Mills of Harrodsburg and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald McCrystal and Larry McCrystal.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 14 with Father Noel Zamora officiating at Sims Funeral Services.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

MARGIE NOEL

Margie Noel, 90 of Harrodsburg died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 

Arrangements are incomplete at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

PAUL RUEHS

Paul A. Ruehs, 86, of Harrodsburg, widower of Roaslinde Dammert  Ruehs, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. 

Born October 20, 1928, in Patterson, NJ, he was the son of  the late Waldo and Martha Scheimer Ruehs.

He was a supervisor for Thomas Electronics in New Jersey.

Survivors include, Erich (Angie) Ruehs of Harrodsburg, Karl Ruehs of Phoenix, Ariz., Paul Ruehs Jr. of Fredrick, Md. and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Madeline Giuri.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Father Noel Zamora officiating.

Visitation today at 4:30 p.m. until the hour of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Andrews Building Fund, 1125 Danville Rd. Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

GRACIE ALLEN

Gracie Elizabeth Allen, 77, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born July 21, 1937, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Hunn and Gracie Pearl Bess.

She was employed at the Ole Bus Station and a member of St. Peter AME Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Melinda (Kevin) Jackson, of Lexington and Michelle Allen of Louisville; two sons: Van Allen of Lexington and Michael Allen of Harrodsburg; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons Christopher and Eric Allen and one sister, Paula Young.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 22 at Sims Funeral Services with Elder J. D. Short III officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

MARY BLAKEMORE

Mary Carolyn Driscoll Blakemore, 68, of Lawrenceburg passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home.

She is the daughter of the late William Horace and Mary Catherine Phillips Driscoll.

Born Sept. 1, 1946 in Mercer County, KY, she worked as a truck driver for Shade Tree Enterprises and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, George Blakemore; three children, Lisa Deaton of Lawrenceburg, Jeff (Jackie Devine) Deaton of Harrodsburg, and Tracie Vonadore of Lexington; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Cremation was chosen. No services are scheduled.

The Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LONNIE DENSON

Lonnie “Gene” Denson, age 66, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Sunday November 16th, 2014 at his residence.

He was born in Liberty, KY on April 3rd, 1948 to Annabelle Downs Emerson of Liberty and the late Noah Wheeler Denson.

He was former welder with Caldwell Tanks.

Additional Survivors include: One Daughter: Tonya Denson of Liberty, one step-daughter: Amy Thomas of Liberty, two grandchildren, Zachary and Morgan Brown; one step-grandchild, Corey McCawley; one step-great-grandchild, Branson McCawley; three sisters, Lucille Byrd of Liberty, Geraldine Meeks of Harrodsburg and Anita Denson of Liberty; and two brothers, Shirley and Garland Denson, both of Liberty.

Funeral Services were held at1 p.m. Wednesday November 19th, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Phillip Smallwood officiating. Burial was in Tapscott Cemetery.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

TOM FIELDER

Tom Fielder, 79, husband of Evonne Jenkins Fielder, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.

Born Oct. 22, 1935, in Estill County, he was the son of the late Robert and Elsie Smithers Fielder.

He was a retired building maintenance supervisor for Fleur Daniels and was a member the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Preston Jenkins of Lexington and Tommy (Annie) Craig of Salvisa; one daughter, Shanda (Thomas) Northern of Lexington; one sister, Loraine (Paul) Hendrix of Ashland; two brothers, Edward (Kay) Fielder of Rockcastle County and Gene (Roxanne) Fielder, of Ashland; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Tony Hancock officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gene and Ed Fielder, Johnny Jenkins, Thomas Northern, Tommy Lee Craig and Jerry Key. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Key, Nathaniel Northern, Autumn Snow Craig, Levi Grant Jenkins, Raven Michelle Jenkins, Brady and Sidney Key, and Hunter Grant Roseberry.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

ARVENA FOWLER

Arvena Jones Fowler, 86, wife of Garnett Fowler, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born July 26, 1928 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Nannie Mae Brummett Jones.

She had worked in Palm Beach, was a homemaker and a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Michael Wayne Fowler of Harrodsburg and Danny Mark Fowler of Lexington; two sisters, Lois Ann Carrier of Lancaster and Eula Parks of Lexington; one brother, Paul Edward Jones of Stanford and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Nellie Marie Denny, Dorothy Dean Greene and Beulah Garner and two brothers, Gilbert Lee Jones and Charlie Jones Jr.

Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 24, at the Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sunrise Children’s Services, 300 Hope Street, Mt. Washington, KY 40047.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

BILLY GROSS

Billy Gross, 78, of Harrodsburg, husband of Mary Chambers Gross, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Born Sept. 6, 1936, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Pete and Mae Johnson Gross.

He was retired owner and operator of Gross Enterprise, was a member of the Christian Church and served in the Ohio National Guard as a trucker and marksman.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three nieces, Dana Murphy, of Mercer County, Janice Albright of Stanford and Cindy Nevius of Junction City; four nephews; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

HARRISON HARDIN

Harrison Leon Hardin, 67 of Stanford passed Tues. Nov. 18, 2014 in Danville.

Born Oct. 12, 1947 in Washington Co., he was the son of the late Russell and Helen Sims Hardin.

He was retired from the rock quarry in Nicholasville and attended Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by 2 children: Russell and Aliesha.

He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn Hardin; one daughter, Debi Hardin; one son, Harrison “Pooch” (Katina) Hardin, Jr. both of Stanford; one brother, Charles (Pam) Hardin and one sister Polly Ross, both of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren, Drake, Blake, Nick, Matthew, Madison, Ethan and Trinity Hardin; and one great-grandson, Ayden Hardin.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland by Bro. Gary Douglas with burial in Battle Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jimmy and Junior Taylor, David and Jimmy Harrison, and Chris and Marty Ross

Guestbook at www.wlpruitt.com.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LEONA MONSON

Leona Puckett Monson, 78, of Harrodsburg, wife of Robert Nelson Monson, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Born Oct. 10, 1936, in Estill County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Mable Miller Puckett.

She was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, former operator of the Trading Post in Burgin, a member of the Log Lick Christian Church in Clark County and was a member and former secretary of the Lexington Women’s Bowling Association.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include three children, Madene (Pete) Fisher of Lexington, Joe (Denise) Monson of Harrodsburg and Keith (Rita) Monson of Burgin; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Greg Warren officiating. Burial will be held later at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Paul Travis Wilson, Adam Turner, Brian, Joe and Keith Monson and Pete Fisher. Honorary pallbearer was Cecil Webb.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

KATHY MOORE

Kathy Kay Phillips Moore, 63 of Moreland passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014.

Born June 10, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Anderson Phillips.

She is survived by: her husband, Isaac Moore; three sons, James Moore, Benny Moore and Keith (Carla) Moore, all of Hustonville; daughters, Stacy Moore of Hustonville and Karen Snow of Harrodsburg; brothers: Jerry Phillips of Frankfort and David Phillips of Junction City; sister, Linda McFarland of Gainsville, FL and 10 grandchildren, including a special grandson that she raised, James Moore, JR.

Services will be at 1 pm, Tuesday, November 25, at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Jimmy Owens with burial in Junction City Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Lee and George Moore, James Moore, JR, Michael Phillips, David Phillips, Jr and Sam Buckingham.

Honorary pallbearers are Barbara Noble, Teresa Russell, Donna Clark and Rosie, Autumn, Kassi and Elizabeth Moore.

Guestbook@www.wlpruitt.com

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARGIE NOEL

Margie Stinnett Noel, 90, widow of Lee Roy Noel, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born March 13, 1924 in Nicholasville, she was the daughter of the late Wilmert and Mrytle Davis Stinnett.

She was a retired Shakertown at Pleasant Hill employee and was a member of the Burgin Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons Roy Daniel Noel of Harrodsburg, Mark Bradley (Marsha) Noel of Harrodsburg and Davis Wilmert (Dayna) Noel of Burgin; two daughters: Margie Allen (James) Miles of Medon, Tenn. and Sharon Lee (Randy) Smallwood of Brighton, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Helen Young and Mamie Stinnett; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marita Gay Noel; three sisters, Lorene Burton, Pearl Fain and Emily Teater and three brothers, Arnold Stinnett, Stratton Stinnett and Marvin Stinnett.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 21 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. James Heard, Bro. Carl McCray and David Woodward officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Lindsay, Christopher Todd Russell, William Chadwick Noel, Brandon James Noel, Jeffery Noel, Roy Wesley Stinnett and Stuart Lee Mattingly. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Daniel Noel, Randall Smallwood, James Miles, Stanley Stinnett, William A. Bottom, David Sims, Pat Lear, Gene Robinson, Eddie Russell, Stanley Clay Stinnett, Bill Waggoner, Lynn Russell and Barry Sexton.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

RICKY OVERSTREET

Ricky Overstreet, 57, of Lawrenceburg passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at his home.

He is the son of Wanda Baker Spicer of Lawrenceburg and the late Ollie V. Overstreet.

Ricky worked as a mechanic and enjoyed fishing, cooking and gardening.

Including his mother, Ricky is survived by: his daughter, Christy Gail Overstreet of FL; three brothers, Donnie Overstreet of WI, Jimmy Overstreet of Harrodsburg, Billy (Kim) Overstreet of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Rita (Dale) Waldridge and Donna (Tony) Stewart, both of Lawrenceburg; and his girlfriend, Janie Kincaid.

Along with his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Overstreet and a brother, Connie B. Overstreet.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 21st at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Webb officiating. Burial followed in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to 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 November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

J. R. ROBINSON

J. R. Robinson, age 84, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Robinson was born in Lexington to the late Thomas and Stella Crouch Robinson.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church; a steel worker for Great Lakes Steel for 32 years; and served in the U.S. Army.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bobby Chesser officiating. Burial followed in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

No visitation was scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the Colorectal Cancer Association.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

TEDDY RUSSELL

Teddy G. Russell, of Versailles, 66, husband of Anna Robinson Russell, died Monday, November 17, 2014.

He was born in Powell County, to the late Chester Russell and Aretta Reed Freeman on September 18, 1948.

Mr. Russell was a night watchmen for various horse farms.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Johnathan Russell, Harrodsburg and Cynthia Russell, Lawrenceburg; step children, Donnie Walton, Jr, Lawrenceburg, Shawn Walton, Lexington and Rebecca Walton, Lawrenceburg; his sisters, Sue Cochran, Frankfort, Juanita Jones, Lawrenceburg, Madge Wilburn, Frankfort, Junie Russell, Versailles and Molly Wyman, Lawrenceburg; brother, James Russell, Versailles; grandchildren, Zoie Russell and Johnathan Russell, Jr; 4 Step Grandchildren, Andrew Domaschko, Jerrod Walton, Cheyenne and James Evans.

He is preceded in death by his son, Teddy Wayne Russell, his brothers, Pitt Stivers and Charlie Ray Russell and his granddaughter, Faith Huff.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Clark Legacy Center is in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

JAMES SNOW

James Michael “Mike” Snow, 63, husband of Bonnie Snow, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Born March 10, 1951 in Lexington, he was the son of the late Herman and Rachael Cummins Snow

He was a Master Plumber for the Franklin County Public School System and a Veteran of the United States Army. He also rededicated his life to the Lord at Shelbyville Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three his son, Aaron Snow, Henry Co. and Mark Snow, Lexington; one sister, Tracy Sparks, Cynthiana; two brothers, Don Snow of California and Ned Snow of Frankfort and two granddaughters, Shelbi Snow and Kaylee Snow, both of Lawrenceburg.

He was preceded in death by his loyal companion, Jackson.

Funeral Services were held Friday Nov. 14 at the Clark Legacy Center, with Rev. Keith Sparks and Rev. Todd Lester officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Ned Snow, Tim Snow, Josh Sparks, Kyle Sparks, Froman Adler, Don Snow and Blake Snow. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Young, Gary Moore, Billy Downey, Pete Penn, Scott McBrayer, Larry Wright, Trampus Penn and Danny Conway.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass at www.hospicebg.org.

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

JOSHUA SULLIVAN

Joshua T. Sullivan, DMD, 38, died Nov. 19, 2014, at his home in Valdosta, GA, where he lived for the last four years.

He was born December 12, 1975, in Lexington.

He was a member of the House of Joy and a pediatric dentist with South Georgia Pediatric Dentistry. Known as “Dr. Josh” to his patients and the dental community, he was an avid fisherman and dog lover and was involved with many humane societies. He was active at Crossfit Winnersville and volunteered teaching at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Josh loved airplanes and was a strong supporter of our military. After graduating from Bryan Station High School, he went on to graduate cum laude from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY. with a B.S. in Biology. While at Georgetown, he played baseball for the Tigers. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from, and completed both his General Practice and Pediatric Dental residence at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington.

Survivors include his parents, David Sullivan, Sr. of Lexington, and Donna Sullivan of Harrodsburg; his brother and sister in law, David Jr. and Tiua Chilton Sullivan; his nieces, Mallory Ann Sullivan and Kelia Renee Sullivan all of Salvisa; great aunt, Betty J. Irvin of Lexington, longtime special friend, Andrea Boutwell and her son, Drew, of Valdosta, GA, and his beloved pets, Jaxon and Boomer.

A memorial service was held Friday at Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta, GA.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home – Harrodsburg Rd. with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service.

Pallbearers include brother David Sullivan Jr., cousins Seth and Jordan Page, Michael Wallace, Tyler Singleton, friends Marty Wells, Tony Hiler and Marlin Johnson.

Memorials may be made to the House of Joy, P.O. Box 2615, Valdosta, GA 31604 or the Humane Society of your choice.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LANA WARD

Lana Gayle Ward, 63, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Born Dec. 11, 1950 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hallie Dee Logue Lanham.

She was a retired unit secretary at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, was a member of the Salt River Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of AMVETS.

Survivors include two daughters, Heather (Jeremy Yates) Hilton and April (James) Coppage both of Danville; two sons, Travis (Lora) Lanham and Scott (Kim) Lanham both of Mercer County; one sister, Jane Hilton of Junction City; two brothers, Eddie Lanham of Danville and Ross (Gloria) Lanham of Danville and eight grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, Nov. 24 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers were Marty Hurst, Rhyan and Chuck Lanham, Logan Coppage, Jeremy Yates, Alex and Jared Lay and Zac Crain. Honorary bearers were Haleigh, Tori and Reece Lanham, Morgan Coppage, Austin and Cody Yates.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

ISA ALEXANDER

Isa Mae Alexander, 99, of Lexington, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Louis and Maude Stewart Mullins.

She was a woman who truly loved her family and God. She was her family’s mother and their angel and loved them unconditionally. She saw light in everyone with no regrets and was the most priceless of treasures to her family.

She is survived by: her children, Raymond Alexander, Lexington, Robert Alexander, Lexington, Freddie (Connie) Alexander, Salvisa, KY and Lettie Goins, Frankfort, KY; eight grandchildren, Pam Shore, Raymond Alexander, Jr., Tammie Canatser, Paula Alexander, Kim Redmon, Kristi Lowry, David Turner and Carla Hiler; 15 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Olvie Mullins and Bud Atkins, two sisters, Grace Strange and Elouise Atkins, a grandchild, Bradley Alexander.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 29, at Milward – Southland with burial following in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers were Raymond Alexander, Jr., Trey Alexander, Mark Hiler, John Lowry, David Turner and Jouett Redmon. Honorary pallbearers were Jackie Rose, Jack Strange and John Canatser.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 4, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

DOROTHY HARDING

Dorothy C. Harding, 90, died Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Veterans Hospital.

She was born May 9, 1921 in Salvisa, to Earl and Ora Brown Cunningham.

She is survived by: her two sons, Keithan Harding and Robert Harding, II; and sister, Hazel Wilcher.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Ora Brown Cunningham.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Clark Legacy Center is in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 4, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ALPHA HARLEY

Alpha Blakeman Harley, age 90, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Walter Harley, died Friday, November 28, 2014 at her residence.

She was born in Anderson County to the late George and Bertha Ruble Blakeman.

She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by: two daughters, Janet Rose (Keith) Cornish, Marion County, Barbara June (Kerry) Markwell, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Edward Jewell (Jennie) Harley, Lawrenceburg, and James Arthur "Jamie" (Judy) Harley, Harrodsburg; eight grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; sister, Inath Cornish, Bardstown.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Cornish, and brothers, Jasper Blakeman, Kenneth Blakeman, and George Blakeman Jr.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bobby Chesser and Bro. Robert Simmons officiating. Burial followed in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 236 Gailane, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

Casketbearers will be grandsons and Honorary Bearers will be Ms. Harley's granddaughters.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 4, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RICHARD LAWSON

Richard “Rick” Grant Lawson, 49, of Lancaster, husband of Jennifer Hensley Lawson, died Thursday, Nov. 27.

Born Sept. 20, 1965, in Danville, he was the son of Margaret Manning Peebles and Charles Edward Lawson both of Danville.

He was a graduate of Boyle County High School and the Department of Criminal Justice Police Academy at Eastern Kentucky University, was a U.S. Navy veteran, retired from the Harrodsburg Police Department and was a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and the VFW.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and parents, include two children, Meagan Lawson (Matt) Woodis and Tyler (Hannah) Lawson both of Danville; one brother, Chuck (Teri) Lawson of Lawrenceburg and three grandchildren.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at Stith Funeral Home in Danville.  Burial is in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military honors furnished by the Saufley American Legion Post # 19.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Locks of Love or the American Cancer Society.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.stithfuneralhome.net.

(HH Thu Dec 4, 2014)

 

LILLIE MAYES

Lillie F. Mayes, 88, of Harrodsburg, widow of Eugene Lee Mayes, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.

Born Jan. 4, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Thelma Riley Freeman.

She was a former Corning and Sportleigh Hall employee and member of Bruner’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, McKinley (Gayle) Mayes of Punta Gorda, Fla. and Orban (Gayle) Mayes of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Shirley (Jim) Gunter of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one sister, Nellie Bottom of Harrodsburg; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Lynn Mayes; one brother, Dwight Freeman and two sisters, Irene Noel and Frances Camic.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Tony Smith officiating. Burial was in the Bruner’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Chris, Daniel, Gabriel, Josh and Jarrod Mayes, Jad and Ben Farhat, Donald Logue, Jerry Bottoms and Michael Bradford.

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

(HH Thu Dec 4, 2014)

 

GLADYS RANSDELL

Gladys Mae Ransdell, 89, of Salvisa, died Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at the Golden Living Center, Stanford.

Born May 15, 1925, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Louise Lyons Pittman.

Survivors include: one daughter, Nancy R. Tatum of Salvisa; two sisters: Alice Baker and Irene Baker of Harrodsburg; and one brother, Clarence Pittman, Jr. of Harrodsburg; two grandchildren, Melanie Meyer and Angelia Baker; and five great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by siblings, Jessie Devine, Marion, Edward, A. C. and Jimmy Pittman.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 29, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.  Burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422

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

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 4, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

FLOYD TAYLOR

Floyd Thomas Taylor, 72, of Lawrenceburg passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at his residence.

He is the husband of Cecilia Raper Taylor. A former resident of Clinton, IL, Floyd has lived in Lawrenceburg for 38 years.

Born Sept. 1, 1942 in Gravel Switch, he is the son of the late Joel Oscar and Fannie Mae Upthegrove Taylor. He was a former employee of Sylvania in Versailles.

Along with his wife, he is survived by: six children, Tamara Lynn Taylor of IL, Mattie Ruth Robinson and Julie Renee Rees, both of Lawrenceburg, Earl Thomas Taylor and Robert Dwayne Taylor, both of IL, and Joshua Adam Taylor of Salvisa; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Gail Huffman of IL, Lora Katherine Clem of Junction City; and a brother, James Louis Taylor of Lawrenceburg.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Hardin, and a brother William Stuart Taylor.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4th at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Garrett Taylor, Spencer Sherrill, Adam Taylor, Steve Corn, David Sams, and Jason Brucker will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary bearers will be Mike Forbes, Allen Sparrow, and Moose Cummins.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601 or Anderson Co. Humane Society, P.O. Box 448, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 4, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

IRAS YOUNG

Iras Sweazy Young, 70, of Danville, passed away Sunday November 30, 2014.

Born December 31, 1943 in Danville and was raised as a child in Perryville, she was the daughter of the late Ira Kenyon Cecil and Lucille Walker Wade.

Iras was a retired first grade teacher at Toliver Elementary School where she contributed to the lives of countless children with her passion and ability to teach reading.

Iras was predeceased by her beloved husband, Otis Franklin Young, a brother, John Wade Cecil and her best friend and sister, Sue Dell Adkinson.

Iras is survived by her children: Eric Wade Sweazy of Danville and Marci LeAnn (Markus) Bennett of Harrodsburg; and three grandchildren, Levi Hagen Sweazy, Landon Gage Bennett, and Miles Grant Bennett.

Iras' life was additionally blessed by that of her stepchildren and grandchildren who were an important part of her life.

Memorial donations are suggested to Toliver Elementary School Library Fund 209 Maple Ave. Danville, Kentucky 40422.

There will be a private graveside service at Perryville Cemetery.

Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 4, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

HAROLD BURGESS

Harold Daniel Burgess, 81, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

(HH Thu Dec 11, 2014)

 

KATHY CARTER

Kathy Diana White Carter, 57, of Harrodsburg, wife of Glenn Carter died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at her residence.

Born Sept. 8, 1957 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Robert and Mary Katherine Maddox White. 

She was a former employee of Donnelly in Danville and attended Southland Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and parents, include three daughters, Michelle (Ben Rosel) Carter of Danville, Erica (Johnny Johnson) Carter of Danville and Dianne Carter of Lexington; one son, Anthony Dennis of Danville; five sisters, Ruby Williams, Betty White, Bobby Hancock, Sue White and Jessie Releford and 12 grandchildren.  

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dece. 10 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

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

(HH Thu Dec 11, 2014)

 

MARY CLARKE

Mary Neal Morgan Clarke, 90, formerly of Mercer County, widow of Dr. Coleman Clarke, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Born April 21, 1924 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of V.C. and Lela Darland Morgan.

She graduated from Harrodsburg High School, Campbellsville Junior College, Georgetown College, received her Doctor of Education degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, served as a Southern Baptist Missionary to Japan for 21 years and was Assistant Professor of Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Mercer University Atlanta.

Survivors include two step sons, Coleman (Sheila) Clarke Jr. and Clifford (Naomi) Clarke; one step daughter Jennie Clarke; two sisters, June Gilbreath and Dorothy (Louis) Daugherty; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Crescent Hill Baptist Church, Sayre Christian Village or the Baptist World Alliance.

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

(HH Thu Dec 11, 2014)

 

PATSY DEAN

Patsy Anne Dean, 81, of Burgin, widow of William G. Dean, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at her home in Burgin. 

Born June 6, 1933, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Madge Gritton Driscoll.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Salvisa Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Denise “Dee Dee” (Cory) Lake of Shelbyville and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lori A. (Jon) Young of Lincoln, Calif. and one son: William A. “Butch” (Carol) Dean of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother: Allen “Bud” Driscoll of Georgia, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Gibson.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 7 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with James Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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

(HH Thu Dec 11, 2014)

 

RUBY DUNN

Ruby White Dunn, 84, of Burgin, widow of Herbert Dunn Sr., died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at her residence in Burgin.

Born Feb. 1, 1930 in Burgin, she was the daughter of the late Alvis and Goldie Smith White. 

She attended Burgin Colored Elementary School, graduated from West Side High School, attended Paducah Junior College, was a founding participant for Head Start and the Community Action Program, and was director for what is now the Ruby Dunn Senior Citizens Center for 34 years. She was a member of the Loyal Benevolent Society No. 3, member of the Harrod Homemakers, the West Side High School Reunion Committee, a Kentucky Colonel and was a member of the Little Zion Baptist Church in Burgin.

Survivors include six daughters: Charlotte (Freddie) Wyckoff of Huntsville, Ala., Sheridan (Norris) Dunn McKee of Harrodsburg, Gwendolyn (Clarence) Brewer of Louisville, Dorothy (Richard) Hart of White Hall, Alaska;  Linda Dunn of Lexington and Donna Dunn Linton of Harrodsburg; one son, Raymond Dunn of Burgin; six sisters, Shirley Akiwowo of Danville, Eleanor Dunn of Burgin, Anna Parks of Harrodsburg, Arnetta White of Lincoln, Mass., Jane James of Harrodsburg and Jacquelen D. White, Rockville Centre, N.Y..; two brothers, Charles White of Brockton, Mass. and Alvis (Anna Elizabeth) White of Burgin; 20 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Anita “Piggy” Dunn and Janice Dunn Hunt and three sons, Charles, David and Herbert Dunn Jr.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at the Little Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Phillip A. Yates officiating. Burial was in the Robinson Roe Cemetery in Burgin. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ruby Dunn Senior Citizens Center, 1475 Louisville Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Dec 11, 2014)

 

SHIRLEY LONG

Shirley R. Long, 77, of Danville, passed away Friday, December 05, 2014 at home.

Born September 18, 1937 in Danville, to the late William and Madge Baker Cloyd, she was the widow of the late Harold Long.

She was a homemaker for most of her life and was a member of Lancaster Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include: two sons, Michael Long (Pam) of Lexington, and James Long (Tim Boldrick) of Danville, two daughters, Pamela Long Vanhook (Eugene) of Danville, and Angela Long Berry (Wayne) of Stanford; one brother, Edward Cloyd (Mary) of Harrodsburg; one sister, Bette Cloyd of Danville; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Summer Michelle Long and Shawn Bastin, and one brother, Robert Cloyd.

Funeral service was conducted Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Stanford, with Reverend Lewis Walters officiating. Burial followed at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 11, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald).

 

DORIS PEAVLER

Doris Marie Peavler, 70, of Harrodsburg, widow of Hanley Peavler Jr., died Friday, Dec. 5, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. 

Born April 8, 1944, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Worley and Ethel Norton Sanders.

She was a retired state employee and a member of Mt. Hebron Methodist Church. 

Survivors include three daughters, Angie (Jeff) Pence, Melissa (James) Maddox and Marsha Maddox, all of Harrodsburg; one son, Sonny (Robin) Hamlin of Harrodsburg and one step son, Jason (Lisa) Peavler of North Carolina; two sisters: Mae Hamlin and Jean (JB) Claunch, both of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Timmy (Betty) Sanders and Charles (Zoe Ann) Sanders, both of Harrodsburg; 10 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenwood and Lonnie Sanders and one sister, Rosalyn Sanders May.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Ronnie Ping officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dustin Maddox, Hagan Maddox, Eli Maddox, Chris Maddox, Logan Hamlin and Bo Eppinghoff.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423-1213.

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

(HH Thu Dec 11, 2014)

 

WESLEY SMITH

Wesley Carter Smith, 56, formerly of Mercer County, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Dayton, OH, after a long illness.

Born March 23, 1958 in Lexington, he was the son of Daniel and Edna Goforth Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include; two brothers Daniel Smith, Jr., of Dayton, OH and Jim (Laurie) Taylor of Taylorsville, NC; two sisters Marjorie (Dale) Harshman and Lois (Ken) Elrich all of Dayton, OH., three aunts, Brenda (George) Morse and Ruby (Arvid) Tackett both of Harrodsburg and Gay Goforth of Lexington; one uncle, Wally (Judy) Taylor of Harrodsburg and several nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Quinton W. Smith.

A private memorial services will be held at a later date.

(HH Thu Dec 11, 2014)

 

EMILIE ALLENDER

Emilie Ann Allender, 39, passed away December 8, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington after a brief illness.

She was the daughter of Charles (Lillian) Jr. and Mary Allender.

Emilie graduated from Burgin High School in Mercer County in 1993. She was a graduate of the LPN program at Midway College and served in the US Air Force during operation Desert Shield/Storm as a dental laboratory helper.

She is survived by: a brother, Chuck Allender (Meg): a nephew, Patrick and numerous other extended family members.

The memorial service will be private.

Donations can be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital or the ASPCA

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 18, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

HAROLD BURGESS

Harold Daniel Burgess, 81, husband of Dona Juanita Gregory Burgess, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born March 9, 1933 in Ravenna, he was the son of the late Oscar and Bertie Richardson Burgess.

He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and a retired painting instructor at the Frenchburg Job Corps, was an accomplished painter and was a member of Bruners Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Walter Phillip (Barbara) Burgess of Springfield, Mo., and Charles Daniel “Chuck” (Anne) Burgess of Midway; one daughter, Lelia Gina (Stewart) Canter of Asheville, N.C., two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Thomas Burgess and three sisters, Katherine King, Mildred Park and Sue Wilson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Broce and Bro. Tony Smith officiating.  Burial was in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Walter Phillip “Beau” Burgess, Haywood Daniel “Woody” Burgess, Steve Saunders, David Saunders, Bruce Walters, and Larry Walters. Honorary pallbearers were George Drake, Bobby King, Earl Horn, Fant Saunders, Dan Wilson, Kermit Logue and members of the Bruners Chapel Baptist Church Senior Men’s Sunday School Class.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Dec 18, 2014)

 

PEGGY BURKHEAD

Peggy Joyce Burkhead, 74, Harrodsburg, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at her residence.

Born August 19, 1940, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Artie K. Yeaste Ross.

Survivors include four daughters, Roxie Harmon of Harrodsburg, Cathy Devine of Williamsburg, Brenda Cheatham of Williamsburg and Cindy Tatum of Harrodsburg; three sons, Benny Ross, Maurice Harmon and Eugene Harmon all of Harrodsburg; one sister, Jonell Stratton of Harrodsburg; one brother, Donald Ross of Harrodsburg; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ross; one daughter, Kelly Isham and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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 Dec 18, 2014)

 

ANNA CAMPBELL

Anna W. Campbell, 92, of Lexington, widow of Roy Robert Campbell Sr., died Friday, Dec.12, 2014 in Lexington.

Born Feb. 25, 1922 in Bushtown, she was the daughter of the late Will and Annie Penman Gayton. 

She was a 1939 graduate and valedictorian of West Side High School, was a homemaker and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brooklyn, Ny.

Survivors include two sons: Roy (Lena) R. Campbell Jr. of Lexington and Daryl Campbell of Wappinger Falls, Ny.; one sister, Jewell Lay of Harrodsburg; one brother, Billy Gayton of Toledo, Oh.; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Gayton and Paul Gayton and five sisters, Allie Gayton, Hope Gayton, Ora Gayton, Blanche Miller and Thelma Gayton.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Sims Funeral Services with Brother Terry Dunn officiating. Burial was in the Robinson Roe Cemetery in Burgin.

Pallbearers were Roy R. Campbell III, John Linton II, Larry Gayton, Oliver Gayton, Terry Adams and Tim Adams.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 or Willows at Citation, 1376 Silver Springs Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40504.

(HH Thu Dec 18, 2014)

 

DAVID CAREY

David Keith Carey, 58 of Parksville died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Lexington. David was the husband of June Holman Carey.

Born December 19, 1955 in Mercer County he was a son of James Hardin Carey of Mercer County and the late Onita Jewell Million Willard.

David was a former employee of ATR where he worked for 24 years and a retired employee of Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems where he was a quality controller. David was a former Junction City councilman and a former volunteer for the Junction City rescue squad and fire department. He was a member of the Mitchellsburg Church of God, but most recently attended Harris Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his father and wife, David is survived by three children, Daniel Eldridge of Danville, Amy (Rob) Hill of Perryville, Brandon (Cassandra) Carey of Parksville, one brother and his wife, Jim and Alvita Carey of Danville and two granddaughters, Aly and Kaylee Hill of Perryville.

Along with his mother David was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents who raised him, Lucian and Wilma Jenkins.

Services for David were held Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Mitchellsburg Church of God by Ronnie Lee and Larry Moore with burial in the Parksville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kenny Grubbs, Marvin Turpin, Happy Belcher, Chris Thomas, David and Derick Moore.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Wilder Funeral Home was in charge for services for David

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 18, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

GEORGIANNA CUMMINS

Georgianna Cummins, 70, of Harrodsburg, wife of W. G. Cummins died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at her residence.

Born March 31, 1944 in Hutchinson, KA, Georgianna was the daughter of the late Noble and Pearl Hunt Bass.

She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God.

Survivors in addition to her husband are: one son, Larry Sutton of Beloit, KA; one daughter, Brenda Koehn of Hutchinson, KA; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Georgianna was preceded in death by several siblings.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 18, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARVIN DARLAND

Marvin F. Darland, 82, of Paris, formerly of Harrodsburg, husband of Melissa Pennington Darland, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at his residence.  

Born June 30, 1932, he was the son of the late Wade and Nellie Currens Darland.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, retired from IBM, was employed by Davis and Davis, Sutherland Greenhouse and Dotson Brothers of Paris.  

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Brandon Earl Darland, of Paris; two daughters, Mary Jo (Mike) Lewis and Robin Claunch, both of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil “Toad” and Wade “Junior” Darland; and his first wife, Betty Webb Darland.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Brenda Routt officiating.

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

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.hinton-turnerfuneralhome.com.

(HH Thu Dec 18, 2014)

 

RUBY DRURY

Ruby Sears Drury, 77, of Stanford died Saturday at Golden Living Center in Stanford.

She was born Aug. 7, 1937 in Moreland, KY to the late Joe Wheeler Sears and Mary Johnson Sears.

She was a member of Butchertown Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Joe Scharbrough of Haskell, OK and Eddie Scharbrough of New Mexico; a brother, Dawson Sears of Danville, two sisters, Evie Downs of Harrodsburg and Elsie Kidd of Danville; a special niece, Cynthia Taylor of Stanford; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at 11a.m. at Moreland Cemetery. Reverend Jay Mumper officiated the service.

Casketbearers were George Spears, Gerald Downs, Charles Kidd, Brandon Brookes, Jose Gutierrez and William Maddox, Sr.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 18, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

BILLIE NELSON

Billie Anne Weldon Nelson, 67, wife of James Hubert Nelson, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.  

Born Jan. 13, 1947 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late William Richard and Wanda Jean Gillespie Weldon.

She was retired from Walmart and a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church where she taught third and fourth Grade Sunday School Class.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two daughters, Joyce Ann (Shannon) Nelson Newman and Allison Darlene (Keith) Nelson Merriman both of Harrodsburg; one sister Valeda Weldon (Paul) Harley of Harrodsburg, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one son, James “Ricky” Nelson and one sister, Brenda Brandt.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Bro. Doug Wesley officiating.  Burial was in Peters Cemetery in Mackville.

Pallbearers were Jeff Bradshaw, John Rawlings, and deacons of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hopewell Baptist Church, 1545 Talmage-Mayo Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Dec 18, 2014)

 

NELLIE BAKER

Nellie Baker, 92, of Harrodsburg, widow of Amon Baker, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at her residence.

Born July 24, 1922 in Mackville, she was the daughter of the late John Aaron and Nettie Kate Russell Tumey.

She was a care giver, member of the Widow to Widow Group, the Mercer County Senior Citizens and the Harrodsburg Church of Christ. 

Survivors include three daughters, Martha (Buddy) Steele of Harrodsburg, Jo Nell (Calvin) Devers of Corinth and Lela Robin Cooper of Salvisa; one son, Darrel (Lorraine) Baker of Mackville; one sister, Jewell Hays of Lebanon; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, W.R. Tumey and Oliver Tumey, and a son-in-law, Charles “Butch” Cooper.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 19 at Sims Funeral Services with Kelly Baker and Keith Greer officiating. Burial was in the Battle Cemetery in Battle.

Pallbearers were Timothy Baker, Robert Baker, Clint Steele, Hunter Hatchett, Jody Hatchett and Austin Cooper. Honorary pallbearers were Phyllis Claxton, Laura Renee Carney, Andrea Christopher, Julie Sweets and Jamie Wilmoth.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kosair Children’s Hospital, 231 East Chestnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

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

(HH Thu Dec 25, 2014)

 

BILL CARMAN

Bill J. Carman, 62, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at Baptist Health Lexington.

He is the husband of Sharon Collier Carman, father of Grant (Ann) Miller of Harrodsburg, and grandfather of Victoria and Hunter Miller.

He worked as a master carpenter for Hawkins Construction and was a member of the Grove Ridge Baptist Church.

Cremation was chosen with no services.

The family request donations in memory of Bill to the Anderson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 494, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

The Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 25, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

FRANCES CHESSER

Frances Mae Chesser, 73, of Bardstown, passed away at 8:25 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at the Kindred Hospital in Louisville.

She was a member of the Bloomfield Church Of God and a homemaker.

Survivors include, two daughters, Connie Burkhead of Willisburg and Leasa Litsey of Springfield; six sons, James Frankie Chesser of Eminence, Kenny Burkhead (Sue) of Harrodsburg, Ricky Burkhead of Birmingham, Ala., Donald Burkhead (Dana) of Chaplin, David Burkhead of Bloomfield and Spencer Burkhead of Louisville.

Funeral services were held at 1p.m., Friday, Dec. 19 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Cheatham, pastor of the Anchor Of Hope Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Bloomfield.

Serving as pallbearers were Justin Chesser, G.R. Lewis, Chris Lewis, Ross Eppstin, Wayne Burkhead, Austin Burkhead, William Chesser and Patrick Lewis

      (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 25, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

GEORGIANNA CUMMINS

Georgianna Cummins, 70, of Harrodsburg, wife of W.G. Cummins died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at her residence.

Born March 31, 1944 in Hutchinson, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Noble and Pearl Hunt Bass. 

She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one son, Larry Sutton of Beloit, Kan.; one daughter: Brenda Koehn of Hutchinson, Kan.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by several siblings.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu Dec 25, 2014)

 

VINCENT DELMESE

Vincent Albert DelMese, 67, of Harrodsburg, husband of Helene Berman DelMese, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2-15 at his home. 

Born Nov. 28, 1947, in Bronx, N.Y. He was the son of the late Albert and Margaret Santini DelMese. 

He was a Consumable Specialist for Fuji Films Graphic Systems, was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Jaguar Drivers Club Area 51 and the Civil War Round Table.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three daughters: Dawn (Joe) Raimondi of Harrodsburg; Renee DelMese of Hilton Head, S.C. and Bridget DelMese of Wilmington, N.C.; one sister: Barbara Lane of New York; three grand children and one great -grandchild.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec 24 at 1 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Brother James Byrd and Joe Raimondi officiating. 

Visitation Wednesday, Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude Children’s Hospitals or the Mercer County Humane Society. 

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

(HH Thu Dec 25, 2014)

 

WILLIAM MERRIMAN

William Eugene Merriman, 79, of Louisville, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville. 

Born Feb. 18, 1935, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Tom and Bertie Baker Merriman.

He was a retired US Air Force Master Sergeant after twenty-two years of service and a member of the Burgin Christian Church.

Survivors include, one daughter, Jan (Bruce) Gaines of Louisville; two sons, Mark (Kathy) Merriman of Stanton and Michael Merriman of Harrodsburg; one sister, Dorothy Jensen of Minnesota; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffery Logan Merriman; one grandson, Jordan Hunter Merriman; two sisters, Maude Duggins and Margaret “Peggy” Liddle and one brother, Thomas L. Merriman.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Burgin Memorial Garden with Military Rites. 

Pallbearers were Michael Merriman, Mark Merriman, Bruce Gaines, Seth Brewer, Bradley Ray and Joseph Vaughn. 

Memorials are suggested to Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205.

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

(HH Thu Dec 25, 2014)

 

DELMA MILLER

Delma Lee Miller, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Miss. 

Born May 14, 1922, in Muhlenburg County, she was the daughter of the late Ransom E. and Bettie Pascal Jessup Lee. 

She was a retired Kentucky Utilities employee and former member of the Burgin Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, John Gordon (Gayle) Miller, Jr. of Brandon, Miss.; two brothers, Ralph Lee of Indiana and Claude Lee; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 22 in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Brandon Baptist Church, 100 Brandon Baptist Dr., Brandon, MS 39042.

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

(HH Thu Dec 25, 2014)

 

AGNES NOEL

Agnes Louise Noel, 87, formerly of Harrodsburg, widow of Robert Miller Noel, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 in Erlanger.

Born July 14, 1927 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward Franklin and Stattie Gritton Camic.

She was a lifelong member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church and served as treasurer, secretary, taught Sunday School and worked in the nursery for several years.

She is survived by one son, Eddie (Stephanie) Noel of Walton and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. at Harrodsburg Baptist Church. Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 3 p.m. until the hour of service at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Dec 25, 2014)

 

WILLIAM PARKS

William Henry Parks, Sr., 91, of Harrodsburg, widower of Mary Thelma Meaux Parks, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Nov. 25, 1923 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late James Monroe and Marie Williams Parks.  

He attended West Side High School, served at Okinawa during World War II in the Navy, was a member of VFW Post 1884, a truck driver for Royalty Keightly, a press operator at Rowland Cleaners, Harrod Cleaners, and Mercer Dress, a machine operator at General Cable, an assembler at Eaton Corporation, an associate at the former Wilson Funeral Home and Parks Funeral Home and was a member of the Centennial Baptist Church. 

Survivors include four daughters, Teresa (Robert) Crumbie of Lexington, Alberta (Donnie) Mays of Harrodsburg, Billie Jean Miles of Louisville and Ruth Ann Bryant of Harrodsburg; two sons Henry (Ronda) Parks Jr. of Cincinnati and Gus (Paula) Parks Sr. of Harrodsburg; one sister, Cora Parks Allen of Harrodsburg; one brother Lucian Parks of Cartersville, Ga.; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Parks Sr., Dudley Parks, Wallace Parks, James Albert Buster and five sisters, Louise Phillips, Georgia Steele, Sarah Jones, Laurine Mason and Mary Betty Buster.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 19 at the Centennial Baptist Church with Elder J. D. Short III officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery with Military Rites.

Pallbearers were Paul Parks, Keith Walker, Charles Parks Jr., Eric Parks, Marty Parks, and Wallace Parks. Honorary pallbearers were deacons, officers and trustees of the Centennial Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Centennial Baptist Church, 291 West Lane, Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330.

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

(HH Thu Dec 25, 2014)