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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."

 

 

VIRGINIA CAMIC

Virginia Lou Camic, 87, Harrodsburg, widow of Cleo Camic,  died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Willows.

Born July 31, 1930, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late G. C. and Shannon Wilson Farney.

She was a member of The Carpenters Christian Church and a retired employee of Modene and Crickteer Mfg. Company.

Survivors include: three sons, Michael Allen (Wendy) Camic of Harrodsburg, David Cleo (Dawn) Camic of Danville, and Larry D. (Cathy) Camic of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Patsy Harshbarger of Tampa, FL and Rose Brogli of Raleigh, NC. She also has seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by three sisters, Roma Jean Reed, Marlene Early and Verna Devine.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday April 24, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Bros. Greg Warren, John Kesel and Larry D. Camic officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.

Pallbearers will be Tony Thomas, Chris Early, Brian Early, Wayne Reed, Maurice Reed, Brandon Camic, John Cromwell, and Andy Eckman. Honorary bearers will be Tom Devine, Don Harshbarger, Bud Brogli, and Randy Baker.

Memorials are suggested to: Carpenter's Christian Church or Charity of One's Choice.

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

 

CAROLE WENDELL

Carole Ann Wendell, 74, widow of Jan Griffin Wendell, died Friday, April 20, 2018, in Danville.

Born September 1, 1943, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Ellison Dornte and the late Catherine Savannah Popp Martin.

She was a retired title clerk for the Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles and attended the Covenant Church of the Nazerene.

Survivors include: a daughter and caregiver, Kelly (Ronnie Hatton) Hinkle of Danville; son, Chris (Melissa) Cohee of Harrodsburg; a granddaughter, Laura Cohee of Harrodsburg; best friend, Bobbie Brown and family of Indianapolis; special friend and caregiver, Vonda Yates of Danville; two nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Lawrence "Strut" Martin.

Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Doug Wesley. Burial will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Pallbearers will be Chris Cohee, Stephen Goodlett, Mark Darnell, Mark McDonald, Barry Carmicle and Chad Hinkle. 

Memorials are suggested to: Memorial: American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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

 

CARL CAREY

Carl B. Carey, 86, of Harrodsburg, husband of Dorothy Patterson Carey, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Oct. 31, 1931, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Carl T. and Fannie Claunch Carey.

He was a retired mechanic and service station owner and was a member of the Bruner’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Melanie (Carlos) Carey Lane of Harrodsburg; two sons, Carl Brent Carey and Shane Carey, both of Harrodsburg, and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Dalton Carey.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 13, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Matt and Zachary Carey, David Hart, Kellis Poynter, Josh Baer, Jamie Newman, Ronnie Robinson and Neil Slone.

Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of one’s choice.

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

(HH Thu Apr 19, 2018)

 

DOROTHY COLLIER

Dorothy Corman Collier, 78, widow of Garnett M. “Duck” Collier, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Aug. 3, 1939, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Bell Drury Corman.

She was retired from Shawnee Farm, was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and served as a volunteer at the Christian Life Center.

Survivors include: two daughters, Gloria (John) White of Harrodsburg and Mary (Curtis) Collier-Grant of Columbia; five sons, Ricky Collier of Elkland, PA., James Price Collier of Bardstown, Paul Daniel (Teresa) Collier of Harrodsburg, Gregory Lee (Missy) Collier of Harrodsburg and Robert Todd (Conjuna) Collier of Salvisa; one sister, Jane Marie Ader of Harrodsburg; one brother, James Roscoe Corman of Harrodsburg; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Garnett Wayne Collier; one sister, Pauline McGrath, and two grandsons, James Price Collier and Devon Thomas Collier.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, April 19, at 1 p.m., at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Lynn Releford officiating. Burial is in Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers are Josh Collier, Michael Watts, Brandon Scheller, John White, Curtis Grant and Jeff Rion.

Honorary pallbearers are Junior Brummett, Tommy Brummett, Roy Gene Moore, Tobo Moore, Ronnie Dale Moore, Sandy Kay Bugg, Bobby Watts, the ladies at Fellowship Baptist Church and grandsons and great-grandsons.

Visitation 5–8 p.m. Wednesday and after 7 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the  Christian Life Center, 108 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY  40330, and/or Galilean Children’s Home, 712 South Fork Church Road, Liberty, KY  42539, and/or Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY  40330.

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

(HH Thu Apr 19, 2018)

 

LOUISE PEYTON

Louise M. Peyton, 82, of Danville, widow of Bob Peyton, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Danville.

Born Sept. 7, 1935, in Heidelberg, she was the daughter of the late Caleb and Bessie Turner Murphy.

She was a retired secretary for CXS Railroad and was a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one sister, Mary (Wendell) Foltz of Harrodsburg, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Steven James officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions 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.

(HH Thu Apr 19, 2018)

 

 

 

 

BARBARA WEAVER

Barbara Ann Weaver, 85, of Harrodsburg, widow of Lyle Weaver, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at her home.

Born Aug. 27, 1932, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Winfield and Grace Lee Ball Royalty.

She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and the VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include: two daughters, Wendi (Brian) Allen of Harrodsburg and Lyla Mae (Rick) Kepler of Canton, OH; three sons, Edward “Gus” (Kim) Weaver of Harrodsburg, Larry Eugene (Debbie) Weaver of Massillon, OH, and James Robert (Karen) Weaver of Salvisa; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Lynn Releford and James Harley officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from -8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Pallbearers will be Derek Patterson, Trevor Allen, Curry Haven, Ron and Ronnie Bennett, James Weaver Jr. and Ryan and Tiffany Weaver.

Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb Hungate, Amy Kays Huffman, Brent Rhodes, Karen Huffman, Donnie Weaver Sr., Anne Johnson, Marylee Frame, Marsha Bolyard, Brenda McGinnis, Carolyn, Messenger, Terry Cline and Kay Ruggles.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.

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

(HH Thu Apr 19, 2018)

 

MICHAEL TEWMEY

Michael Lloyd Tewmey,  60, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Ephraim McDowell Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.

Born Dec. 7, 1957, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Flo Kerr Tewmey and the late James Tewmey.

He was a member of the Army National Guard and was a member of the Harrodsburg Church of Christ.

Survivors in addition to his mother include: one daughter, Stephanie (Doug) Hall of Harrodsburg; one son, Michael Allen (Penny) Tewmey of Calhoun; three sisters, Laura (Benny) Peyton of Danville, Lora Botner of Danville and Cindy (Steve) Probus of Orlando, FL; one brother, James (Teresa) Tewmey of Lebanon, TN; one half-brother, Gary (Debbie) Sanchez of Foresthill, CA, and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Chris Tewmey.

Memorial services were held Thursday, April 12, at Sims Funeral Services with Keith Greer officiating.

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

(HH Thu Apr 19, 2018)

 

 

 

ROBERT YEAST

Robert Meredith “Robbie” Yeast, 62, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Dec. 24, 1955, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Francis Leroy and Catherine Dunn Yeast.

He attended Harrodsburg High School, was a former horse groomsman for Arrowhead Farm and was a member of the Centennial Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Dawn Baker and Meredith “Nikki” Baker, both of Lexington; one son, Shawntae Baker of Danville; two sisters, Cathy (Sam) Wheat and Bobbi (Nate) Bean, both of Harrodsburg; four brothers, William “Bo” Yeast, Steve (Gwen) Yeast, Nick (Debra) Ricardo Yeast Sr., all of Harrodsburg, and George (Dana) Yeast of Danville, and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Carol Short, Sarah Ellis and Alicia Smith, and one half-brother, Butch Payne.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 16, at Sims Funeral Services with Donald Wayne Smith and Dan Yates officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jewell Wayne Brown, Trevor Short, Nicholas Short, Donovan Ellis, Craig Yeast, Lewis Payne, Nick Yeast II and James Jones II.

Honorary pallbearers were his former teammates and coaches at Harrodsburg High School and Curtis Johnson.

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

(HH Thu Apr 19, 2018)