Emeline Eads Woods, 90, of Harrodsburg, widow of Lewis C. “Shank” Woods Jr., died Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Harrodsburg. 

Born May 10, 1930, in Campbellsville, she was the daughter of E. Rouse and Maxine Cook Eads. 

She was a graduate of  Campbellsville High School and attended Centre College. 

Survivors include: one son, L. Curry (Mary Anne Newton) Woods III of Bel Air, Maryland; one daughter, Sammye Woods of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister Charlotte Eads Baldwin of Madisonville; one sister-in-law, Sarah Frances Woods; two grandchildren,  one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Eads.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg Community Church, Christ’s Closet, Habitat for Humanity or the  charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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

(HH Thu Jul 2, 2020)





William Cecil “Buddy” Harris, 73, Harrodsburg, widower of Linda Shepard Harris, died Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home. 

Born June 15, 1947, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Nelson Harris and the late Helen (Messer) Harris Lunsford. 

He was a retired quality control specialist at Osram Sylvania and was a member of the Bohon Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Sharon Lynn (Richard) Preston of Harrodsburg and Kimberly Ann (Tom) Reed of Harrodsburg, one son, William Lee (Sheila) Harris of Danville;  one brother, David Lunsford of Harrodsburg; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchild. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 25, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Mark Williams officiating. Burial was in Shawnee Run Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Pallbearers were Brandon Goins, Thomas Reed, Justin Reed, William Harris, Stephen Hughes, Roger Lyons and Chris Preston.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to assist the family with final expenses.

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

(HH Thu Jul 2, 2020)





Nancy Helen Peters Flach, 46, was called from her temporary earthly home to her permanent heavenly home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Her husband, Brian Wayne Flach, will tell you (and all of her family and friends will agree), that Nancy was an amazing, hard-working, humble, funny, tenacious, selfless wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend who always put others first. Nancy loved Jesus and she loved people. She also loved to talk. She especially loved caring for her seven children, Brianne (Adam) Barnes, of Seattle, Washington, Travis Flach, of Malta, Montana, Brooke (Alec) Smith, of Greenville, Ohio, and Chance Flach, Chase Flach, Cort Flach, and Charlee Ann Flach, all of Harrodsburg, and her grandchildren Addison and Emma Barnes, and W. Smith. In addition to her husband, children, and grandchildren, Nancy is survived by one sister, CAPT Rosanne Irene (Derek) Hartley, NC, U.S. Navy, San Diego, California, and five brothers, Melvin Fred (Jenelyn) Peters, Tamuning, Guam, Karl Edward (Kathy Fisher) Peters of New Berlin, IL, Donald Joseph (Heather) Peters, New Berlin, William Lee (Courtney) Peters, New Berlin, and LCDR Steven Eugene Peters, SC, U.S. Navy, Tamuning, Guam, and 17 nieces and nephews. 

She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Marilyn Flach (Eddie Burger), Clifton Hill, MO, and brothers-in-law, Brett (Lynn) Flach, Harrodsburg, and Brent Flach, Warrensburg, IL. 

Nancy was born on September 15, 1973, to Harold and Cecelia Peters of New Berlin, Illinois. She was a graduate of New Berlin High School and attended Illinois College, where she played volleyball and softball. She was a graduate of Richland Community College, where she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. 

Nancy had an enthusiasm and passion for life that is rarely seen. She took great pride in being a homemaker, but she also loved the farm, gardening, going to goat, pig, and cattle shows with her family, her church Life Group, and giving to others. She was a believer in Jesus Christ and a member of The Carpenter’s Christian Church. Nancy saw the good in every one and in every situation. God used Nancy to show each of us how to live every day to the fullest and to glorify Him in our thoughts, words, and deeds. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She was so indwelled with the Holy Spirit that she radiated love and joy. Her infectious smile will be forever missed. Nancy didn’t lose her battle with cancer because she was a mighty warrior who never stopped fighting. Nancy embodied the scripture 2 Timothy 4:7-8: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.”

She was preceded in death by her parents and two special aunts, Irene and Rose Fleck,  three precious nephews, Joseph, Michael, and Tyler Peters, and her father-in-law, Jim Flach

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, July 5, 2020, at the Flach Family Farm, 495 James Bud Lane, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, by Greg Warren and Jacob Bryant. A time of fellowship and food will follow the service. The family encourages casual dress, as well as bringing your own lawn chair. A second Celebration of Life will be held July 11, 2020, in Illinois.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Flach Children’s Memorial Fund, c/o Farmers National Bank, 776 S. College St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330. 

Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Jul 2, 2020)




Roger Dale Sanders, 70, widower of Vivian Giselle Marshall, died Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Lexington. 

Born Feb. 12, 1950, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Cabbel and Lottie (Riley) Sanders. 

He was a retired employee of Bluegrass Truss and was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Lexington.

Survivors include: three daughters, Sherry Lynn Sanders of Lexington, Dawn Renee Sanders of Lexington, and Tanya Gail Sanders (Anthony Scott) Hammons Sr. of Richmond; three brothers, J.C. Sanders of Harrodsburg, Roy Lee (Beverly) Sanders of Burgin and Gilbert Sanders of Harrodsburg; one sister, Tina (Kenneth) Whitehouse of Danville; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by  five brothers, John Sanders, Zach Sanders, Joe Sanders, Douglas Sanders and Henry Sanders;  three sisters, Wanda Sanders, Della Edwards and Kity Webb.

Funeral Services will be held today, Thursday, July 2 at Alexander and Royalty at 1 p.m. with Brother Dewayne Walker officiating. Burial  is in the Shawnee Run Cemetery. 

Pallbearers are Bruce Sanders, Brent Sanders, Billy Sanders, Junior Sanders, Jay Webb and Larry Sanders.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Delaware Avenue, Lexington, KY 40505.

(HH Thu Jul 2, 2020)




Ronald Lee Southworth, 63, of Salvisa, husband of Bernice Hill Southworth, died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Baptist Health in  Lexington.  

Born August 5, 1956, in Scott County, he was the son of the late Ray H. and Ada (Kelly) Southworth. He was a UK graduate, a retired accountant for the Kentucky State Government and was a member of the Claylick United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Hagan Carter Southworth of Paris and Wesley Barrett (Jessica) Southworth of Danville;  two sisters, Patty (Steve) Southworth of Georgetown, and Brenda (Montie) Adams of Georgetown; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service was held at Claylick United Methodist Church.

Contributions are suggested to: Gideons International, P. O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, or Permanently Disabled Jockey’s Fund, P. O. Box 803, Elmhurst, IL 60126, or Shriner’s Childrens Hospital, 110 Conn Ter., Lexington, KY 40508.

Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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

(HH Thu Jul 2, 2020)





Harold Cordier, 81, of Stanford, husband of Velma Ann Godbey Cordier, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Stanford Care & Rehabilitation.  

Born July 22, 1938 in Stanford, he was the son of the late Ernest and Betty Barnett Cordier.  

He was a farmer and member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church. 

Survivors include: two sons, Robert Cordier of Stanford and Ernest Cordier (Leslie) of Brodhead;  two daughters, Betty LeMonds of Harrodsburg and Barbara Carrier (Marty) of Stanford; one step son, Michael Elliott of Stanford; one step daughter, Carla Elliott Martin (Steve) of Hustonville; two brothers, Samuel (Mayme Lou) Cordier of Louisville and William (Peggy)  Cordier of Crab Orchard; “special son,” Joe Hampton (Charlotte); 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and is expecting another great-grandchild in January 2021 and several family and friends.

He was preceded in death by one step son, Robbie Brown; one great-grandchild, Leah Catherine Cordier; one brother, Ray Cordier and one sister, Anna Belle Chambers.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Fox & Friend Funeral Home with Bro. T.J. Godby officiating the service.  Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.  

Pallbearers were grandsons, and other family members. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Sudduth, Deacons of Crab Orchard Baptist Church, Tommy Owens and Bobby Gene Robbins.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213 Danville, KY 40423 or The Gideons International, P.O. Box 155 Stanford, KY 40484.

Arrangements by Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford

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

(HH Thu Jul 2, 2020)