CARL SIMS

Carl Edgar, “Fuzzy” Sims, 98, of Williamsburg, Ohio formerly of Harrodsburg, beloved husband of the late Ruth (Hourigan) Sims passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at the Georgetown Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown.

He was born on June 26, 1922, to the late B.R. (Benny Roscoe) and Ada (Currens) Sims.

He was a US Army Veteran of WW II, delivered gas for Edwin Freeman and Edwin Sims for a period of time prior to becoming a life-long truck driver having driven to or through all 48 adjoining United States.

Survivors include: two sons. Danny Sims of Batavia, Ohio and Jimmy Benjamin of Williamsburg, Ohio; one brother, Gayle (Alberta) Sims of Lexington; two grandchildren, Bobby Sims and Nancy Cheatham; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Other than his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and sister-in-law, Buster and Myldred Sims and one sister, Onita Stayton.

Funeral Services were held the Maham Funeral Home, 187 North Second Street, Williamsburg, Ohio on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

Burial with Military Honors will be held at the Williamsburg Cemetery, 824 Gay Street, Williamsburg, Ohio.

This information was provided by Genie Sims, nephew of the late Edgar Sims.

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LARRY TAYLOR

Larry Ray Taylor, 70, of Harrodsburg, husband of Jane Freeman Taylor, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. 

Born Dec. 22, 1949, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Lula (Norton) Taylor.

He was a retired supervisor and quality control engineer for Signet Systems, was a member of the Joseph Chapel United Methodist Church and was a Gideon.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter, Kristi Louise (Keith) Claunch of Harrodsburg; one son, Lawrence Ray (Stephanie) Taylor of Harrodsburg; one sister,  Jackie (Fred) Hilbert of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Doug (Jackie) Taylor of Harrodsburg and William Taylor of Versailles; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Peach Taylor.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 6, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Dean Carpenter, Lynn Carpenter and Josiah Stuhmer officiating.

Memorial contributions  are suggested to the Gideon Bible Fund.

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

 

 

 

 

JEWELL LAY

Jewell Gayton Lay, 91, of Harrodsburg, widow of Elwood “Woody” Lay, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at her home in Harrodsburg.

Born May 22, 1929, in Burgin, she was the daughter of the late Will and Annie (Penman) Gayton.

She attended Robinson Roe School in Burgin, West Side High School, Wilberforce University, received a masters from the University of Kentucky and a Rank 1 Certification at Eastern Kentucky University.

She taught at the Burgin Colored School until the school closed, then taught at Westside School in Harrodsburg and at Bate School in Danville for 30 years.

She was an active and loyal member at Little Zion Baptist Church in Burgin and a member of the following organizations: Church Women United in Mercer and Boyle Counties, Loyal Benevolent Society #3 East Burgin, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, former Harrod Homemakers, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, NAACP and participated in ringing of the Red Kettle Salvation Army Bell during the holidays for over 25 years.

She also rang the bell daily at her home to show support for families who lost loved ones to Covid as our Governor Andy Beshear suggested. She loved the outdoors and gardening.

Survivors include: two daughters, Wanda Jewell Lay of Far Rockaway, NY and Wilma Jean Linton of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren Aimee Lay of New York, John T. Linton II of Harrodsburg and Blair Linton of Lexington. She was also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and former students.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, James Gayton, Paul Gayton and Billy Gayton; six sisters, Allie Mae Gayton, Blanche Miller, Ora Gayton, Hope Gayton, Thelma Gayton and Anna Wilma Campbell.

Private graveside services will be conducted at the Maple Grove Cemetery by Bro. Phil Yates. Burial will follow in the cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Little Zion Baptist Church Loyal Benevolent Society, 425 Earl Street, Danville, KY 40422.

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

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J.G RAMSEY

     J.G. Ramsey, 86, of Salvisa, husband of Patricia Schmucker Ramsey, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at his home.

Born Feb. 8, 1934, in Winchester, he was the son of the late Leroy and Bertha (Fitzpatrick) Ramsey.

He was a retired, self-employed appliance repairman and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter, Martha (Alan) VanVleck of Georgia; three sons, Joel (Sheri) Ramsey of Florida, Greg (Cathy) Ramsey of Georgia and Clark Ramsey of Florida.; two sisters, Carolyn (Benny Crow) Whisman and Jean (Carl) Kreitzer; two brothers, Ward (Barbara) Ramsey and Ralph (Carol) Ramsey; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several in-laws, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Layten (Annabell) Ramsey, Paul (Mary Frances) Ramsey, Phillip (Lula) Ramsey and Kenneth (Verlyan) Ramsey and one niece, Rachel Burd.

Funeral services with military honors were held Friday, Nov. 6, at the Spring Hill Cemetery Pavilion with Darrell Hahn officiating.

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.

 

 

 

HELEN REYNOLDS

Helen Louise Reynolds, 92, of Salvisa, widow of Wayne Reynolds, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at her home. 

Born Nov. 18, 1927, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Alma (Preston) Simpson.

She was a retired cashier for Lawrenceburg Kroger Store and was a member of the Grapevine Christian Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Betty (Richard) Gluckman of Hiram, Ga. and Sue (Steve) Deskins of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; one son, Gary (Jackie) Reynolds of Salvisa;  six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Mark and Sonda Deskins and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 9, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Claude Waldridge and Ron Bodager officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery, in Salvisa. 

Pallbearers were Ken and Cole Stratton, Gary “Gig” Reynolds Jr., Landon and Keith Curry, Jacob Black and Austin Reynolds. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Grapevine Christian Church, 1705 Grapevine Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

 

 

 

MARY PEAVLER

Mary Will Wayne Peavler, 80, widow of Gerald Rand Peavler, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at her home.

Born March 14, 1940, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin L. and Margaret Brown Wayne.

She was a member of the Deep Creek Baptist Church and a retired employee of the state Department of Social Insurance.

Survivors include: three daughters, Mary Brown Peavler, Marsha (Ronnie) Baker and Melva (Robert) White all of Harrodsburg; one son, Joe Peavler of Lawrenceburg; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Smith of Mt. Washington and Judy Jenkins (Gary) of Louisville and a brother-in-law, Everett Lee Russell of Mackville; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson;

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Robin White; one grandson, Robert Evann White and one sister, Anna Florence Russell.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Deep Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Wade and Rev. Lewis Walters, officiating. Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Pallbearers were Steve Tyler, Clayton Tyler, Freddie Bottoms, David Jenkins, Russell Burkhead, Jacob Murphy, Jerome McPherson, Shawn Travers and Tommy Yankey.

Honorary pallbearers were the Ladies of the Deep Creek Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Drive, Danville, KY 40422.

Carey and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

ROBERT GRAVES

Robert “Bob” Glen Graves, 61, of Harrodsburg, husband of Lisa Vanover Graves, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at his home.

Born Aug. 4, 1959, in Frenchburg, he was the son of the late Glen Edward and Olive LaVerne (Perry) Graves.

He was a retired, self-employed software engineer and developer and worked for Cisco Systems.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one brother, LeVon Graves, of Jackson and one sister, Twila Pollack, of Lexington.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.

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

 

 

 

 

 

JACK VINNING

Jack Bernard Vinning, 88, of Lexington, husband of Anita Jones Vinning, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at the Baptist Health, in Lexington. 

Born Oct. 27, 1932, in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of the late Staff Sgt. William Vinning and the late Linda (Thurman) Vinning Lingren.

He was a retired quality control analyst for IBM, was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of the 4th Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include:  two daughters, Janice ( Mark) Henry of Russell Springs, and Karen ( Scot) Gill of Lexington; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services and burial were held Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at the Spring Hill Cemetery, in Harrodsburg.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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

 

 

 

 

 

JOYCE WARREN

Joyce R. Warren, 86, widow of Robert “Butch” Warren, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Alabama.

Born Dec. 18, 1933, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late A. L. “Sammy” and Ada Crossfield Ransdell.

She was a member of the Mercer Church of Christ.

Survivors include: one daughter, Susan (David) McKee of Hoover, Ala.; two sons, Keith (Pattie) Warren of Oklahoma and John Todd (Kim) Warren of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Eunice Peyton and Jackie (Jim) White, both of Mercer County; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Ann Ransdell Florence.

Graveside services will be held at 11a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Ebenezer Cemetery in Salvisa.

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