Mercer County Obits

 

 

 

DAVID GORHAM

David W. Gorham, 58, of Salvisa, died Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Ctr., Frankfort.

Born December 4, 1960, in Mercer County, he was the son of Charles F. and Peggy Hurst Gorham, Salvisa. He was a retired Kentucky State Fish & Wildlife employee and attended the Salvisa Methodist Church.

Other survivors include: two daughters: Jennifer (Blair) Pittman of Harrodsburg, and Megan (Seth Weber) Gorham of Frankfort; one brother, Robert L. (Debroah) Gorham of Ft. Mill, SC; he also has two grandchildren, Alyssa Pittman and Paisley Weber.

A Celebration of Life Gathering of family and friends will be held 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 7, , at the Salvisa Fire Department, Salvisa.

Memorials are suggested to: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504 or Salvisa Fire Dept., 164 Sugar St., Salvisa, KY 40372.

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

 

 

 

 

 

DONALD COLE

Donald L. Cole, 99, of Harrodsburg, widower of Jean Brown Cole, died Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Ephraim McDowell - James B Haggin Hospital, Harrodsburg. 

Born July 23, 1920, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Walter Lee and Lillie Allen Cole.

Don was a retired sales rep for Intercollegiate & John Roberts Co., a 30 year employee of the former State Bank & Trust, and was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was also an active member of the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church, was an Oleika Shriner, a member of Mercer Masonic Lodge 777 F&AM, a former UK Baseball player, and an avid golfer.

Survivors include: three daughters, Nancy (Neil) Hadley of Wilmington, NC, Marguerite Cole of Asheville, NC and Donna Keys of Lexington; six grandchildren, Sonny, Kelly, and Erin Keys, Camille (Ceamus) Corbett, and Jennifer (Clay) Wright, and Hunter (Ashley) Corbett; five great-grandchildren, Madison Wright, Camdyn Emerson, Fionn McDermott, Isla & Silas Corbett; his special companion, Tippy Cole.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8,  at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Allen Gibson.  Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until hour of service Sunday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers: will be Hunter Corbett, Dick Parsons, Dixon, Chuck, and Nick Dedman, and Mike Matherly. Honorary pallbearer will be Art Freeman.

Memorials are suggested to: Harrodsburg United Methodist Church, 102 South Chiles Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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

 

LORRAINE BOTTOM

Lorraine M. Bottom, age 92, of Harrodsburg, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Harrodsburg Health Care Center in Harrodsburg.

Born October 29, 1927 in Harrodsburg she was the daughter of the late Fay and Ethel Mae Matherly Bottom.

She attended Harrodsburg City Schools, was an employee in the cafeteria for the Harrodsburg Independent School District, a self-employed childcare worker and a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include: a nephew ,William Endicott of Sacramento, CA; a cousin, Danny Matherly of Lexington; her friends and care takers, Mark and Susan Willmott of Harrodsburg.

Other than her parents Lorraine was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Endicott.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 20, at the Springhill Cemetery Pavilion with Bro. Paul Gibson presiding. Burial to follow in the Springhill Cemetery.

The arrangements are entrusted to Sims Funeral Services of Harrodsburg.

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

 

 

 

DONALD ROCCA

Donald Reed Rocca, 92, husband of Berniece McDaniel Rocca, of Harrodsburg, died Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born April 5, 1927 in Tulsa, OK, he was the son of the late Pierre and Anna Rubini Rocca.

He was an owner of Anna & Pierre Restaurant and was a retired employee of Phillips Lighting where he had worked for thirty-six years.  He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran and of the Catholic faith.  He enjoyed cooking and his family.

Additional survivors including his wife, are: one son:  Jason (Kristian) Rocca of Richmond; three daughters; Anna Maria Rocca of Harrodsburg, Donna (Larissa Murphy) Rocca of Nicholasville and Rachel Rocca (Jeremy) Robinson of  Harrodsburg; one step-son, Alan (Liwei) Michael of Raleigh, NC; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers:  Edward and George Rocca.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 6, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Carl Bush officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Rocca, Jeremy Robinson, Cody Coleman, Tanner Doughty, Alan Michael and Bruce Rocca.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Friday at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, Ky 40422.

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BARBARA CURTSINGER

Barbara Faye Curtsinger, 65, of Danville, wife of Steven Wayne Curtsinger, died Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the UK Medical Center, Lexington.

Born August 29, 1954, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Virginia Watson Willard.

     Other survivors include: two daughters, Natashia (Jeremy) Frances Nicole Derkach and Trinity Curtsinger, both of Burgin; two sons, Michael William Perry of Frankfort,  and Christopher (Eva) Scott Perry of York, PA;  four sisters, Wanda Dean of Richmond, Bonnie Williams of Lexington, Peggy Preston of Lexington and Terry Nalle of Winchester. She also had six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, Nicholasville.

Visitation will be from11-1 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Barker, Rob Murphy, Danny Curtsinger, Alijah Derkach, John Dean, Rusty Perry and Christopher Scott. 

     Memorials are suggested to the family.

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

 

 

 

RICKY PATE

Ricky Allen Pate, 61, of Harrodsburg, widower of Ronda Marie Sears, died Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

Born February 5, 1958, in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Elaine Elder Johnson and the late Kenny Pate.

Mr. Pate was an Army veteran and heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include: his mother, Elaine (Elder) Johnson, of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Debbie Barton of IL and Joyce Baker of Harrodsburg; and three brothers, William James "Billy" Wending, III, David Wending, both  of Harrodsburg, and Donnie Wending of FL.

Ricky is predeceased by a brother: Danny Ray Wending.

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

Ransdell Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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

 

 

SUSAN MORRISON

Susan Morrison, 58, of Marianna, Florida, a native of Harrodsburg, KY, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna.

Born Feb. 28, 1961, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Susan was the daughter of the late James T. and Donna Jean Morrissey.

She had moved from Kentucky and made Jackson County, FL, her home 10 years ago.  She enjoyed being a homemaker, loved to cook and loved her grandchildren. Susan was a member of RCC Ch:urch, where she often served as a volunteer.

Susan is survived by: her husband, William Scott Morrison of Marianna; sons, James Scott Morrison of El Paso, Texas, Jeremy Barrett Morrison of Marianna; and two grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at 4 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 7, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg ending with a Memorial Service at 5 p.m..

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

 

 

 

 

 

THOMAS LAMB

Thomas Lamb, 80, of Harrodsburg, passed away November 27, 2019 at his home. Surviving is his loving wife, Sue Lamb.

He was born in Pikeville, KY on August 31, 1939 to the late Robert Lamb and Millie Moore.

Thomas served over 22 years in the United States Army. Retiring at Sargent 1st Class. He fought in the Vietnam Conflict and the Korean War, where he received three Purple Hearts and the Silver Star Metals.

Thomas was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are: two sons, Thomas Jeffery Lamb of Lancaster and Steven Lamb of Panama City, FL; four daughters, Deanna Kierstead of Orlando, FL, Debra K. Johnson of Harrodsburg, KY, Tammy, and Kristi; three sisters, Sharon Lamb Crouse of Florida, Barbara Mullins(Dana) of Pikeville, KY, and Martha Hopkins of Ohio; two brothers, Audor Bob Lamb(JoAnn) of North Carolina, and Everett Lamb of Pikeville, KY.

Also surviving is twelve grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by five sisters, Glayds Lamb Yates, Hazel Robinson, Rocene Riley, Jackalene Newsome, and Twana Dunn; and six brothers, Corbin Moore, Astor Moore, Earl Lamb, Preston Lamb, Earnest Lamb, and Henry Lamb.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday December 3, at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home with Darrell Hahn officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville.

Pallbearers are Walter Trent, Troy Cheek, Justin Johnson, Zack Kierstead, Noah Kierstead, and Covon Williams.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Heritage Hospice of Danville.

 

GEORGE CARTER III

George Jay Carter, III, 75, died Friday, November 29, 2019, at the Northpoint Lexington Healthcare Center, Lexington.

Born August 25, 1944, in Louisa (Lawrence County), he was the son of the late George Jay Carter Jr. and the late Margaret Frasher Carter.

George was a retired school teacher and businessman in Wayne County, WV, was a US Navy corpsman and veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a member of the Kenova 1st Presbyterian Church, Kenova, WV.

Survivors include: two sons, George Jay Carter, IV and John Michael Carter, both of OH;  one sister, Joanne May of Daytona Beach, FL; one brother, Dr. Michael Carter (CU President) of Campbellsville, KY; several grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, December, 3,  at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Scholarship Fund, The Conover Education Center, Campbellsville Univ. Harrodsburg, 1150 Danville Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

 

 

 

 

CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON

Christopher Carroll Anderson, 50, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. 

Born March 7, 1969, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late James Carroll “Jimmy” and Linda Reid Anderson. 

He was a former caregiver and a Methodist.

Survivors include: three aunts, Bea Beasley of Harrodsburg,  Edith Lee of Campbellsville, Linda Myers of Ashton, Illinois and one uncle, Joe Reid of Glasgow.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Sven Reynolds.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.  on Friday, Nov. 29, at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Trent Baker officiating.

Visitation 12-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

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ROBERT BAILEY

Robert Bruce Bailey, 77, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at the Harrodsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Services will be held at a later date at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

(HH Thu Nov 28, 2019)

 

 

MATTHEW LEWIS

Matthew Robert Lewis, 31, died Oct. 31, 2019, in Letcher County. 

Born Sept. 10, 1988, in Whitesburg, he was the son of William R. Lewis of Danville and the late Debra Proffitt. 

He was a construction worker.

Survivors,  in addition to his father, include: one niece, Chrissy Proffitt of Letcher County and friend, Vickie Gaul of Harrodsburg. 

He was preceded in death by one brother,  Joshua Lewis.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

(HH Thu Nov 28, 2019)

 

 

 

BONNIE MEREDITH

Bonnie Gwen Long Meredith, 79, wife of Kenneth Meredith, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at the Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 2, 1940, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Thurman and Aleen Lake Long. 

She was a retired Mercer County School Teacher and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church. 

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: three sons,  Kevin (Margaret) Meredith of Harrodsburg, Kerry (Janice) Meredith of Lawrenceburg and James “Jamie” Meredith of Harrodsburg; one brother,  Ronnie Long of Harrodsburg; two sisters,  Brenda Young of Harrodsburg and Maxine Phillips of LaGrange; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by one brother, Thurman Long Jr.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Derek Baker officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mason Meredith, Brooks Meredith, Caleb Young, Casey Meredith, Tim Ellis, Chad Ellis and Myron Ellis.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Meredith, Mike Ellis, Mike Meredith, Elizabeth Meredith, Victoria Meredith, Kaylea Meredith, Kennedy Meredith, Hannah Meredith, Margaret Meredith, Janice Meredith, Pam Ellis and Patsy King Bugg.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Samaritan Purse at Mt. Pleasant Church, 446 Mt. Pleasant Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Nov 28, 2019)

 

LOUISE MOORE

Louise Moore, 96, widow of Albert Bland Moore, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. 

Born Sept. 14, 1923, in Hendersonville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Kyle and Lillian Harmon Carter. 

She was a homemaker, a member of the Jessamine Christian Church and had been a longtime member of Indian Hills Christian Church in Danville.

Survivors include: one daughter, Sheryl (J.D.) Crowe of Nicholasville; one son, Bradley K. (Donna) Moore of Richmond, Virginia; one sister, Jean Elmore of Poland, Indiana, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 25, at the Jessamine Christian Church with Wally Rendel and Odis Clark officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Crowe, J.D. Crowe, Frankie Mann, Joe Mann, Luke Mann and Scott Moore.

Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Nov 28, 2019)

 

BROOKLYN STEELE

Brooklyn Olivia-Jo Steele, daughter of Aaron Luke Steele and Jo Sasha Lyman was still born Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include: Paternal grandparents, Roger and Kandi Steele of Harrodsburg; maternal grandparents, Michael and Mary E. Lyman of Bloomington, MN.; and paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Osborne of Harrodsburg; one half brother, Tyler Joseph Lyman Gustas of Bartlett, Illinois, and several uncles and aunts.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 23, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Roger Steele speaking. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Nov 28, 2019)