Mercer County Obits

 

 

 

DONALD GULLETT

Donald “Donnie” Gullett, 70, husband of Shirleen Peyton Gullett died Saturday, September 14, 2019 at The Willows at Harrodsburg.

Born January 26, 1949 in Magoffin County, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Bell Reed Gullett.

He was a retired Kendrick Construction worker and was of the Baptist faith.  Donnie was a handyman who enjoyed woodworking, mechanical work, and watching UK Basketball and NASCAR.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters, Cathy (Ricky) Toller and April Gullett, both of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren, Cat Toller, Matthew Gullett, Melanie Toller and Julia Toller and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lillie Christine Gullett, six brothers:  Troy Francis, Melvin Gullett, Buel Jay Gullett, Bobby Gullett, Jerry Gullett and Verlin Gullett and two sisters, Susan Francis and his twin sister, Ronnie Gullett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 19, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bobby Logue and John David Lane officiating. Burial will be in Shawnee Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Corey Gullett, Kevin Gullett, Robert Gullett, David Price, Jeff Gullett and Kent Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Jr Preston, Hubert Hall, Matthew Gullett, Cat Toller, Melanie Toller, Julia Toller and Jim Payton.

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

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

 

 

ROY NOEL

Roy D. "Danny" Noel, 87, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, September 14, 2019, at home.

Born May 24, 1932, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Roy Noel the late Beva Hendren Kennedy.

Danny was retired owner of Danny Noel Construction, was a member of the Burgin Christian Church, was president of the Lake Village Water Association, and was a former member of the Mercer County Fair Board and the Mercer County Home Builders Assoc. He was also a USAF veteran, a Mason, and an avid University of Kentucky fan.

Survivors include: one daughter, Stacy (Glenn) Logue of Harrodsburg; one son, Jeff (Beth) Noel of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Margie Allen Miles and Sharon Smallwood, both of TN; two brothers, Mark (Marsha) Noel of Harrodsburg and Davis (Dana) Noel of Burgin; he also has two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marita Noel.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, , at the Spring Hill Cemetery Pavilion by Stephen Brogli and Chadwick Noel.

Memorials are suggested to: Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Dr., Danville, KY 40422.

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

 

 

NANCY YOCUM

Nancy Helen Davenport Yocum, 87, widow of Marvin Yocum died Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born May 10, 1932 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Walter and Alma Demaree Davenport..

She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church and was the owner and proprietor of The Candy House. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, quilting, making donuts and gardening. 

Survivors include: two sons, Samuel (Roxie) Baumstark of Lawrenceburg and Donald Mac (Julia) Yocum of Frankfort; two daughters, Renetta Purvis of Perryville and Sandy (Cliff) Lee of Carolina Shores, NC; eight grandchildren:  Beth Baumstark Bugg, Tiffany Baumstark Elliott, James A. Purvis, Lucas Hanks, Ellie Yocum, Jayne Yocum Quire, Grace Yocum and Samuel Yocum and seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, September 15, at the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery with Tommy Warford officiating.  Pallbearers will be Samuel Yocum, James A. Purvis, Lil Jack Pearson, Lucas Hanks, Joe Hawkins and Grace Yocum.

Visitation will be from 12 Noon until 2 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, 1545 Talmage Mayo Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, Ky 40330.

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

 

 

LINDA BEATY

Linda Sue Beaty, 68, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at her home in Harrodsburg.

Born April 27, 1951, in Hamilton, OH, she was the daughter of the late Ted and Florence Woods Broaddus.

She was a Material Handler for Modine and a member at Danville First Church of God.

Linda is survived by: one son, Bryan (Crystal) Nevius of Harrodsburg, one sister: Brenda Durham of Lancaster, one brother: Mike Beaty of Pikeville; Grandchildren: Bailey Nevius and Nick Craig; special friends: Isabella & Adalynn Bishop.

     Visitation will be Friday, September 13, from 5-8 p.m. at Danville First Church of God,  Danville, KY. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept 14, at 2 p.m. at Danville First Church Of God by Kevin Cummins and Dan Stoltzfus. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.

Pallbearers will be Dan Stoltzfus, Bill Davis, David Coomer, A.J. Johnson, Gary Bastin, Dennis McDonald, Monty Monsanto, Kenneth Warren and Larry Southerland. Honorary Bearers will be women of the Church.

     The family request memorial donations be sent to Danville First Church of God, 3220 Harrodsburg Rd, Danville, KY 40422.

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

 

 

RONALD HUNGATE

Ronald "Bear" Hungate, 73, of Harrodsburg, husband of Regina Christine Teel Hungate, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

Born January 29, 1946, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Earl and Blanche Raider Hungate.  Bear was a true cowboy.

     Survivors, other than his wife, include: one daughter, Alisha Young of Harrodsburg; three sons, Wayne Hungate, Brandon Young, and Travis Hungate, all of Harrodsburg; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, September 13, from 5-8 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel,  Harrodsburg.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in the Hustonville Cemetery, Hustonville.

Pallbearers will be Greg Robey, Tim Mink, Jim Collier, David Campbell, Chris Goodlett, Brandon Young, Mike Edmiston and Dannie Robinson. Honorary bearers: Allen Robins, Rick Moberly, Alex McCoy, Logan Young, Cody Hungate, Ty Hungate, Mike Skull, Harvey Mitchell and Keith Driscoll.

     The family request memorial donations be given to the Family to assist with expenses.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com 

 

 

MAUDE EVANS

Maude Evans, 69, of Harrodsburg, widow of Roger Evans, died Monday, September 9, 2019, at the Harrodsburg Health & Rehab, Harrodsburg.

Born July 31, 1950, in Owsley County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Berthie Barrett Stepp.

Maude was a member of the Gloryland Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Jessica (Matthew) Evans Jones of Orlando, KY; one son, Travis Evans of Orlando; one sister, Joanne Denny; four brothers, Ernest, Jim, Vernon and Clarence Stepp; four grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date in Orlando.

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

 

 

 

 

 

MARY CHRISTOPHER

Mary Ellen Christopher, a resident of Montgomery, AL passed away August 29, 2019 at the age of 82.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Rose Blacketer and James Durr; husband, Troy Christopher and sister, Brenda Boswell.

She is survived by: her son, Stephen (Judy) Christopher; daughter, Linda Hale and granddaughters, Erica Hale and Emily Hale.

Services will be held on Saturday, September 21, at 12 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel in Harrodsburg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROGER ATWELL

Roger Tevis Atwell, 80, of Harrodsburg, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Harrodsburg.

Born August 13, 1939, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Still Tevis and Annie Bell Woosley Atwell.

He was a retired prison guard for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a Kentucky Colonel and volunteered at Cornishville Fire Dept., was a member at Cornishville Baptist Church and of the Cornishville Ruritan Club.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Ann Atwell of Harrodsburg; one son, Patrick J. Atwell of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Brewer.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 14,  at 2 p.m. at the Cornishville Fire Department.

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

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)

 

 

 

DANIEL BAILEY

Daniel Franklin “Danny” or “Doc” Bailey, 80, of Harrodsburg, husband of Ruth Phillips, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born June 16, 1939, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late William S. and the late Gladys Helton Bailey.

He was a retired equipment operator for Square D and was a member of The Carpenter’s Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters, Sherri Denise (Troy) Gowins of Harrodsburg and Danetta Bailey (Stephen Smith) of Frankfort; three sons, Bruce (Carla) Devine, Keith (Leith Ann) Miller and Larry (Stephanie) Miller all of Harrodsburg; one brother, Robert B. (Patsy) Bailey of Burgin; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one half brother, Harold Gene Hendren, and six half sisters, Eller Steele, Louise McMillen, Lettie Milburn, Gertrude Gray, Ivie Norvell, Hatty Pearl Semones.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John Kesel officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation today, Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Pallbearers will be Cody Gowins, Derrick Leigh, Aaron Miller, Bruce Devine, Larry Miller and Stephen Smith. Honorary pallbearers are G.T. Shannon, Tim Shannon, Tim Humphrey, Gavin Devine, Keith Miller, Troy Gowins and Jackie Freeman.

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

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)

 

 

JONAS BARNES

Jonas Floyd Barnes, 80, husband of Alene Robinson Barnes, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at the Baptist Health Hospice Center in Lexington.

Born Nov. 10, 1938, in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Critt and Freida Conn Barnes.

He was a retired Frito-Lay employee and co-owner of Barnes and Saunders Construction, was a member of the Danville First Baptist Church and was a Veteran of the Army National Guard.

Survivors, in addition to his wife,  include: one son, Jonas Floyd (Stephanie) Barnes II of Virginia; three daughters, Traci Lynn Easton of Nicholasville, Amy Marina (Donald) Beckley of Wilmore and Jaqueline Suzanne (Ronnie) Sullivan of Nicholasville; one brother, Crit (Joe Ann) Barnes of Danville; one sister, Chastine Parker of Danville; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

There will be no services.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)

 

 

HARRY BARNETT

Harry Melvin Barnett, 75,  husband of Bonnie Barnett, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at the University of Kentucky hospital.

Born Dec. 30, 1943 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Homer and Nilla Drury Barnett.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one son Jeff (Beth) Barnett; three daughters, Deanna (Gary) Arnold, Rhonda (Don) Huffman and Sandy (Terrell) Royalty; one sister, Ann (Clyde) Greene, seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Phillip, Jimmy and Stevie Barnett.

He retired from Corning Inc. after 31 years of service and was a member of The Carpenter’s Christian Church.

Funeral services were Sunday Sept. 8 with Matt Robison officiating at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rob Huffman, T.J. Royalty, Izaiah Robison, Braylon Robison, Brad Barnett and Chad Barnett. Honorary pallbearers were David Proctor, Mike Camic, Bernie Hartung, Paul Wilson, J. Hugh Phillips, Garvey Barnett, Eugene Richmond and Rick Helton.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Carpenter’s Christian Church Building Fund, 1340 U.S. 127 Bypass, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)

 

 

PATSY DEAN

Patsy J. Dean, 82, of Harrodsburg, widow of Gilbert Vernon Dean, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Ephraim McDowell-James B. Haggin Hospital.

Born Aug. 5, 1937, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Marshall B. and Georgia Ann Sims Mobley.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Kimberly (Matt) Todd, of Harrodsburg; one son, Tony Allen Dean of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Marshall B. Mobley Jr. and James T. Mobley; three grandchildren, Brittany Carey, April Davis and Kayla Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Mia Carey, Maxton Carey, Berklee Clark, Kaiden Graves and Riley Johnson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William Mobley, and two sisters, Oneda Royalty and Alma Shepard.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Lynn Releford officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Doug Royalty, John McGuire, Matthew Mobley, Matthew Todd, Zack John and Gary DeBoer.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330,

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)

 

 

KATRINA ISHAM

Katrina Brooke Isham, 27, of Mackville, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Harrodsburg.

Born Aug. 25, 1992, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Kevin and Carolyn Gay Prewitt Isham of Mackville.

She was a North Washington Elementary day care provider and a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include: two sons, Robert Lane Ingram and Byron Charles Ingram of Mackville; one sister, Brittany Nicole (Shane Michael) Isham Durling of Mackville; paternal grandmother, Helen Isham of Harrodsburg; maternal grandmother, America Sue Teater of Harrodsburg; her fiancé: G.W. Yaste; one nephew, Weston Lee King and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 9, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Rev. Tina Standiford and Bro. George Dye officiating. Burial was in the Battle Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kevin Isham, G.W. Yaste, C. W. Lee Prewitt, Mackenzie C. Prewitt, Brittany Isham Durling, David Peavler, Todd Isham, Gerald Yaste, Shane Durling and Gene Hines Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Brenden Ryne Ballin, Tyler Allen Ballin, Weston Lee King, Garrett Allen Isham, Gracie Mae Isham, Robert Lane Ingram and Byron Charles Ingram.

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

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)

 

 

MARIE JENKINS

Marie Jenkins, age 84, of Harrodsburg, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Harrodsburg Health Care Center in Harrodsburg.

Born May 3, 1935 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Will and Sallie Banks Jenkins.

She attended McAfee School, loved to play "checkers" was a homemaker and a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include: several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Fred, Harvey, Paul Mac, William, Estele and Leroy Jenkins and six sisters, Dovie Jenkins, Carolyn Stephens, Ruby Coslow, Rae Beasley, Bessie Jenkins and Nellie Ward.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, at the Springhill Cemetery in Harrodsburg with Keith Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

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

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at simsfuneralservices.com. Sims Funeral Services are entrusted with the arrangements.

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)

 

 

JOSEPHINE PENCE

Josephine P. Pence, 94, of Frankfort, widow of James Evermont Pence, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at the McDowell Place in Danville.

Born Feb. 6, 1925, in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Elizabeth (Flynn) Poole.

She was a retired Bottling employee for National Distillery and was a member of the Millville Christian Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Jeff (Angie) Pence of Harrodsburg and Jim (Regina) Pence of Midway; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Brown and Irene Poole.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 10,  at the Millville Christian Church in  Versailles, with Ray Holdren officiating. Burial was in Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort.

Pallbearers were David and Lane Brown, Bo Eppinghoff, Chris West, Tom Goddard and Steve Pence

Memorial contributions are suggested to: Millville Christian Church, 5210 McCracken Pk., Versailles, KY 40383.

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

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)

 

 

CLYDE RANSDELL

Clyde E. Ransdell, widower of Doreen Ransdell, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.

Born Sept. 11, 1922, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Claude and Mattie Ransdell.

He was a World War II Veteran, worked for the United States Postal Service and also worked for Churchill Downs and Keenland Race tracks.

Survivors include: one daughter, Pam (David); one daughter-in-law, Kate Ransdell; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Allene; three brothers, Garnette, Willie and Harry and one son, Clyde “Randy” Ransdell II.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven in Lousiville.

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)

 

 

NORMA SIMS

Norma Louise Sims, 86, of Harrodsburg, widow of Clarence “Dub” William Sims, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center in Harrodsburg.

Born March 16, 1933, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Collins Lone and Virgie Ina Denny Prewitt.

She attended both Shakertown and Harrodsburg schools, was a homemaker and a member of the Bruner’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Wanda (Glenn) Peavler of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Patricia Cocanougher of Shakertown and Loretta (Arvie) Mudd of Burgin; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters Debra Sims and Kimberly Ann Sims; one brother, Stanley Prewitt and two sisters, Mary Anna Bottom and Harvest Mae Bottom.

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Sims Funeral Services with Brother James Harley officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park in Hamilton, Ohio.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Patients Activity Fund at Harrodsburg Health Care Center, 853 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg; Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)

 

STEVEN WHALEY

Steven Edward Whaley, 62, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at his home in Lexington.

Born April 19, 1957, in Bluefield, West Virginia, he was the son of Louis Allen and Lillie Charles Whaley, a graduate of Lafayette High School in Lexington, attended Western Kentucky University, an independent telecommunications contractor and a member of the Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary in Lexington.

Survivors, in additon to his parents include: one sister Robin (David) Steininger of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Mark A. Whaley of Lexington and Michael (Michelle) Whaley of Georgia and five nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held at a later date at the St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Albert J. DeGiacomo officiating.

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

(HH Thu Sep 12, 2019)