Mercer County Obits

 

 

 

ROBERT CHRISTIANSEN

Robert Christiansen, 80, of Salvisa, husband of Kathleen McKee Christiansen, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at the Baptist Health in Lexington.

Born Dec. 19, 1939, in Archie, MO, he was the son of the late Earl Arnold and Emma Joyce (Crow) Christiansen.

He was a member of the Kirkwood Baptist Church and served as a Mercer County School Board Member from 1986 - 1997. He was also a member of the Vintage Chevrolet Car Club of America.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: two daughters, Lindsey (Clay) D’Lugos of Salvisa and Whitney Christiansen of Shelbyville and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death  by one sister, Earlene Smith.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Visitation  after 1 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions  are suggested to the charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2020)

 

 

CHRISTA MURPHY

Christa Kay Murphy, 25, of Harrodsburg, daughter of Kim Mattingly (Gary Dearing) Johnson and Charles Ray Murphy died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 along with her boyfriend Gregory Logan Sparks. 

Born Aug. 9, 1994 in Danville, she had worked at Wah-Mei in Harrodsburg and O’Charley’s in Danville.  She was a 2012 graduate of Mercer County Senior High School and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to her parents include: one infant daughter Emori Jade Sparks of Harrodsburg; maternal great-grandmother, Christine Sanders of Harrodsburg; maternal Grandmother, Kaye “Nana” Sanders of Harrodsburg; Maternal grandfather, John Walls of Danville; paternal grandmother, Phyllis (Mark) “MenamawFite of Garrard County; paternal grandfather, Danny Murphy of Cincinatti; five sisters, Taylor Lewis, Hillary Murphy, Catalyn Murphy, Summer Murphy, and Kyah Murphy all of Harrodsburg; one brother Gary Dearing, Jr. of Harrodsburg and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Lynn Releford officiating.  Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jared Kidd, James Michael Cooley, Doug Alsman, William McFerron, Christopher Lewis, Tim Lewis, Calvin King, and Mark Fite.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Watts, Gary Dearing, Jr., Katrina Sexton, John Stein, Charles McFerron, Sr., Thomas Sanders, Jr., Jackson Brown, Kristopher Eberwein, and Tevin Brown.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday and after 7 a.m. Saturday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

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

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2020)

 

ELLEN ODELL

Ellen Rae Odell, 87,  of Harrodsburg, widow of Robert Odell and Paul Douglas, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

Born Jan. 19, 1933, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Frank and the late Gertie Mae (Lee) Atwood.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and attended the Mt. Freedom Baptist Church.

Survivors include:  two sons, Stanley (Luann) Douglas of Harrodsburg and Stevan Paul (Freida) Douglas of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Stevan Tracy Douglas, Zachary Alan Douglas, Amy Lynn Douglas and Nina Rae Douglas; two great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John McDaniel and Hilary Claypool officiating. Burial will follow in the Salyers Cemetery, Yosemite.

Pallbearers will be Tracy Douglas, Zachary Douglas, Garvey Barnett, Brian Sallee, Carey Stafford and Greg Rhodus.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of your choice.  Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2020)

 

 

GENE PATTERSON

Gene Lowery “Larry” Patterson, 79, died Monday, Jan 13, 2020, at the Audobon Hospital in Louisville.

Born March 2, 1940, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Horace Kingsbury and Nannie Bell (Hurst) Patterson.

He retired as Jailer for Mercer County and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors include: five daughters, La Bandi (Carl) Schaefer of Louisville, Deonna Dee (Luis) Serrano of Danville, Alana (Chris Lamb) Dunn of Berea, Jazmin Patterson of Muncie and Melissa Gilliam of Versailles,; two sons, Justin (Tessa) Dunn of Lawrenceburg and Trevor (Megan) Bryan of Lexington; two brothers, J. C. and Bruce Patterson of Harrodsburg; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Adana Jane Zunita Patterson; one son, Gene Lowery Patterson Jr. and one sister, June Sutton.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements, where expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2020)

 

 

ANNELLE ROSS

Annelle Ross, 94, of Harrodsburg, widow of Loraine Thomas Ross, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at her home in Harrodsburg.

Born May 22, 1925 in Washington County she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mattie (Hendren) Yeaste.

She attended Washington County Schools, was a food service worker at Haggin Memorial Hospital for many,  a self-employed farmer and was a member of the Willisburg Church of Christ.

Survivors include: one daughter, Pamela (Lloyd) Poynter of Harrodsburg and  one brother Shirley (Louise) Yeaste of Cardwell.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell Yeaste, Marshall Yeaste, Ernest Yeaste and Loys Yeaste and one sister Artie Ross.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at Sims Funeral Services with Keith Greer officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jeff Devine, Jonathan Devine, Keith Greer, Genie Sims, Buddy Shirley, and Ron Leasure.

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

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2020)

 

 

MICHAEL ROBINSON

Michael “Todd” Robinson, 59, of Salvisa died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 10, 1960 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late William E. and Helen Robinson.

He attended Mercer County High School, was a dump truck driver and mechanic and attended the Salvisa Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Sarah (Bobby) Dixon of Harrodsburg; one son, William Michael Robinson of Salvisa;  one brother, Roy Robinson of Salvisa; an adopted brother, Robert Willard of Salvisa; five grandchildren; three aunts and several cousins.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Sims Funeral Services with Danny Robinson officiating.

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

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2020)

 

 

 

 

GREGORY SPARKS

Gregory Logan Sparks, 21, of Harrodsburg, son of Brandon McQueary and Tabitha Sparks died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 along with his girlfriend Christa Murphy.

He was born Sept. 1, 1998 in Danville. 

He was a construction worker by trade.

Survivors in addition to his parents include: one daughter,  Emori Jade Sparks of Harrodsburg; one aunt, Debbie Collins, one brother,  Brandon Wesley Sparks of Harrodsburg; one sister,  Theresa Shay Gullett of Harrodsburg; maternal grandparents,  James and Jackie Gullett of Harrodsburg; paternal grandparents,  Danny and Christine McQueary of Danville and step mother, Lois (William Brandenburg) McQueary. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather,  Lonnie Sparks.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday Jan. 23,  at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. John Kesel officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Sparks, Timmy Porter, Billy Brandenburg, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Ryan Turner, Austin Baker, Michael Collins and Jermey Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Tharp, L.J. Sparks and Tony Sparks.

Visitation Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 5-8 p.m., and after 7 a.m.., Thursday at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

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

(HH Thu Jan 23, 2020)