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Mercer County Obituaries

 

 

Note: Obituaries listed below indicating they did not appear in

the Harrodsburg Herald are due to the fact that out-of-town funeral homes,

particularly those in Lexington and Danville,

have become very lax in

sending the information to the local paper.

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"And now, mourn not, for a good, fulfilling life,

we are stepping through the garden gate

 into the next adventure."

 

DORKAS GULLETT

Dorkas Jane Gullett, 73, died Thursday February 22, 2018 at her residence.

Born November 8, 1944 in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Mattie Frances Baker Coslow.

She had worked at Mercer County Senior Citizens, attended Refuge, enjoyed singing karaoke and watching Lifetime movies and Fox News.

Survivors include: one son, Allen Jay (Kim) Gullett of Versailles; two daughters, Melissa (Daryl) Lewis and Cynthia “Sandy” (Kent) Davis, both of Harrodsburg; four brothers, Hughes (Tilda) Coslow of Cornishville, Scottie (Beverly) Coslow of Springfield, Roger (Wanda) Coslow of Harrodsburg, and Harrison Coslow of Willisburg; three sisters, Barbara Stumph of Harrodsburg, Blondella Yates of Harrodsburg, and Susan Colvin Graebe of Shelbyville. Six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bryan Gullett and two sisters, Lula Belle Burkhead and Nettie Ray Britton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, February 26, at theAlexander & Royalty Funeral Home with John Kesel officiating.  Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kaleb Johnson, Jeffrey B. Gullett, Blake Hale, Craig Coslow, Terry Coslow, Mark Francis, and Kevin Sallee. Honorary pallbearers will be Denny Coslow, Jeff Gullett, Timmy Gullett, Robert Gullett, Roger Coslow, Scottie Coslow, Hughes Coslow, Harrison Coslow, Kevin Gullett, and Chris Gullett.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday and after 7:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

 

HERSHEL PULLUM

Hershel Pullum, 78, husband of Geneva McFerron Pulliam, died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at his residence.

Born June 2, 1939 in South Fork, KY., he was the son of Vonnie and Mary Caldwell Pullum.

He was retired from Whirlpool and Matsushita in Danville and was a member of Herrington Lake Pentecostal Church.  Hershel enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching old westerns and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include: two sons, Donnie (Mary) Pulliam and Ronnie (Donna) Pulliam both of Harrodsburg; one daughter Judy Morrison of Harrodsburg; four sisters, Edith Dean of Indiana, Frances Carlisle of Indiana, Fern McFerron of Harrodsburg, and Doris Clark of Danville; five grandchildren, Ashley Morrison, Andrew Pulliam, Stephanie Pulliam, Amanda (Derek) Pittman, and Christopher Pulliam; one great-grandson, Aiden Pittman and several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Pullum and Earl Pullum and one sister, Opal Sweet.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Holbrook officiating.  Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Mike Baker, Billy McFerron, Wayne Taylor, Charles McFerron, Timmy Taylor, and William McFerron. Mark Tolson and Hershel’s grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

 

JEWELL DEVINE

Jewell D. Devine, 94, of Harrodsburg, widower of Evelyn Mae Wilburn Devine died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Harrodsburg Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Born December 21, 1923 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Henry and Laura Tyler Devine.

He was a painting contractor and a farmer, a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Benton Baptist Church. He enjoyed football, basketball and was fondly known as “The King of Tomatoes” because he loved raising tomatoes.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mary Ella Devine Graham of Harrodsburg and LaDonna Gayle (Mike) Hardin of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren, Troy Devine, Angie Stephenson, Laura Devine, Curtis Graham, Bradley Graham and Katie Hardin; 12 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, James Donald “Jimmy” Devine and four sisters, Ocie Kirkland, Josalou Kirkland, Pearl Noel and Madeline Collard and two brothers, Carl and Cecil Devine.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Matthew Robbins and Bro. Jr. Fields officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Collard, J.J. Jackson, Mike Hardin, Donald Devine, Troy Devine, Kevin Hale, Brandon Graham and Curtis Graham.

Visitation will be from 5p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, February 26, and after 7 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

To leave a message for the family or to contact the family, please visit: www.alexanderandroyalty

 

DEWEY BROWN

Dewey Dale Brown, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at his home in Mackville.

Born May 27, 1954, in Wilmore, he was the son of the late Sherman and the late Frances (Richardson) Brown.

He was an electrician for Milner Company and attended the Carpenter’s Christian Church.

Survivors include: one son, Joseph  C. (Staci) Brown of Harrodsburg;  two sisters, Vivian Fayne of Nicholasville and Joyce Lockhart of Ind.; one brother, Wallace Brown of Nicholasville, and two grand children.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 16, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 502 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1942.

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

(HH Thu Feb 22, 2018)

 

 

JAMES SIMS

James Sims, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at his home in Harrodsburg.

Born Jan. 27, 1941, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Paul and the late Thelma (Drury) Sims.

He was a farmer doing research and development for Craft Foods and was a member of the Grapevine Christian Church.

Survivors include: one son, Jeff (Samantha) Sims of Harrodsburg, four grandchildren and two great  grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Sims, two sisters, Shelby Jean Sims and Shirley Ann Keeling, and a brother, Maurice Sims.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 18, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Larry Holbrook officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gary Gilbert, Keith Hyatt, Troy Eaton, Ronnie Sims, Peyton Sims and Kelly Bugg.

Honorary bearers were Shay West, Maegan Sims, Baileigh Sims, Keegan Lay. Brayden West and Isaac Colvin.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Humane Society, 132 N. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Feb 22, 2018)

 

JUNE STEVENS

June V. Stevens, 101, widow of John William Stevens, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Lexington. 

Born June 30, 1916, in Bozeman, Mont., she was the daughter of the late David and Bessie Vogel, Sr.

She was retired owner of Weisent Letter Shop of Louisville and was a member of the Tates Creek Christian Church, Lexington.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Bradley Walden officiating.

Private burial was in the in Grapevine Cemetery, Harrodsburg, KY.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grapevine Christian Church Cemetery, C/O Linda Lake, 4410 Bohon Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Feb 22, 2018)

 

BELINDA SULLIVAN

Belinda June Sullivan, 66, widow of Howard R. Sullivan, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at the Ephraim McDowell- James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 16, 1951, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Edythe VanArsdall Ford and the late Hubert “Buddy” Ford.

She was an attendance clerk for the Harrodsburg Independent School District. She was a member of Burgin Christian Church, where she was a deacon and sang in the choir.

Survivors in addition to her mother include: two daughters, Jennifer (Joe) Fister and Allison Sullivan, both of Harrodsburg; one son, Mark (Amy) Sullivan of Richmond; two brothers, Greg (Insuk) Ford of North Carolina and Russell (Dee) Ford of Lancaster, and five grandchildren.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at Sims Funeral Services.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, with Bro. Josh Snyder officiating.

Visitation Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

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

(HH Thu Feb 22, 2018)