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Mercer County Obituaries

 

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Note: Obituaries listed below indicating they did not appear in

the Harrodsburg Herald are due to the fact that out-of-town funeral homes,

particularly those in Lexington and Danville,

have become very lax in

sending the information to the local paper.

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"And now, mourn not, for a good, fulfilling life,

we are stepping through the garden gate

 into the next adventure."

 

ARTHUR BENTLEY

Arthur Jerry Bentley, 68, of Haverhill, Ohio, husband of Spencer Gentry Bentley, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Thursday Aug. 9, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Ironton, Ohio.

Born Nov. 7, 1949, in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was the son of the late Art Bentley and Roberta Horsley Bentley.

He was a graduate of University of Kentucky and a member of the Greenup  Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife,  include: two daughters, Stacy (Ryan) Johnston of Naples, FL, and Amy (Chuck) Murnahan of Ashland; one sister, Bernice Bradley of Indianapolis, IN; brother-in-law Lee (Martha) Gentry of Harrodsburg, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 13, at the Greenup Christian Church with Mike Dennis officiating. Burial was in Siloam Cemetery in South Shore.

Memorial donations are suggested to Greenup Christian Church, 711 Main St. Greenup, KY 41144.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

 

 

RUTH BOOTH

Ruth Josephine Brecht Booth, 102, of Salvisa, widow of William Septamus Booth, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at her residence.

Born  Feb. 8, 1916, in Covington,  she was the daughter of the late John F. and Emma Schnockelborg Brecht. 

She was a homemaker and member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Marlene E. Yeager and Carolyn Booth, both of Salvisa; two sons, Ralph and Clyde Booth, both of Florida; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John E. Brecht and Charles Christopher Brecht.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 10, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Rev. Jeff Estacio  and Father Chris Clay officiating.  Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ryan Zupancic, Wayne Yeager, Bill Booth, Hunter Booth, Sean Speray and John Hockersmith. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Gorham, Jim Speray, Richard Pohlman and Russell Wayne Johnson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 N. Gatewood St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 or Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Drive, Danville, KY 40422.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

 

BRUCE CAREY

Bruce Allen Carey, 72, of Harrodsburg, husband of Cheryl Jean Raines Carey, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his residence.

Born Aug. 2, 1946, in Mt. Washington, he was the son of the late Marvin and Iona Gentry Carey.

He attended Mt. Washington High School, was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired material handler for the General Electric Company in Louisville and was a member of the Berea Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two sons, Terry (Jennifer Baker) Carey and Jason (Lisa) Carey, both of Harrodsburg; one stepson, Larry (Angela) Stayton of Louisville; two sisters, Betty (Omer) Proctor of Shepherdsville and Mary (Terry) Hedgepath of Fern Creek; one brother, Boyce (Rose) Carey of Mt. Washington; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Carey, and two sisters, Lana Durr and LaVonne Carey

Funeral services were held, Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Sims Funeral Services with Brother Nelson Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Washington Cemetery.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

 

 

CARROLL GRITTON

Carroll Gritton, 80, of Harrodsburg, husband of Dorthy Cannada Gritton, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at his residence.

Born Aug. 19, 1937, in Mackville, he was the son of the late Orville Zeliff and  Mary Louise Leonard Gritton. 

He was a retired quality inspector for IBM Inc., and was a member of the Harrodsburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters, Debbie (Mike) Turner and Kelli (Rick) Hayes of Harrodsburg; one son, Joey (Terri) Gritton of Versailles; one sister, Teresa McWilliams of Lawrenceburg; brother-in-law Bud Carey; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Pat Jenkins, and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 11, at  the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John David Lane and Lynn Releford officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Bryan and Tasha Turner, Adam and Leeann Turner, Justin and Jessica Kendrick, Jamie and Kendra Goodpaster, Lindsey Gritton and Nick Powell and Leslie Gritton. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Kurtz, Harold Gritton, Bud Carey, Rick Jenkins, Matthew McWilliams, Jerry Darland, Tom Darland and Tony Darland.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 502 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

KENNETH HARLOW

Kenneth Harlow, 75, of Danville, husband of Bernadette  McGlone Harlow, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born March 15, 1943, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Samuel and the late Lucille Watts Harlow. 

He was a retired trooper for the Kentucky State Police.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: three daughters, Kim Bugg and Pam (Tony) Crowe of Perryville and Gina Kelly of Danville;  one sister, Margaret Thompson of Harrodsburg, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Sammy Harlow, and a sister, Barbara Hammond.

Pallbearers were Josh Crowe, Will Bugg, Nick Hundley, Derrick Hundley, Tony Crowe and Zac Dishon. Honorary Bearers were Krystal Dishon, Ginny Williams, Haley Wiley, Tashina Crow, Liam Crowe and John Wiley.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

 

 

SUSAN HARDIN

Susan Carolyn Burns Hardin, 94, widow of Reuben Hardin, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Lexington. 

Born March 25, 1924, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Dora Sherman and Nancy Jane Roach Burns.

She retired from the accounting department at Burley Tobacco Growers Co-Op and was a member of the Castlewood Christian Church.

Survivors include: one son, Allen B. (Joyce) Hardin of Lexington; one daughter, Susan Jane (Douglas) Morris of Fountain Inn, S.C.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Ron Meadows officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were  Brian Morris, William Hardin, Nathan Hardin, Kevin Mattingly, Jon Fox, Samuel Mattingly, Cole Hardin and Bobby Small.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

 

 

 

WILLIAM HARMON

William Davis “Bill” Harmon, 103, of Harrodsburg, widower of Edith Wiley Harmon, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at his residence.

Born April 28, 1915, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late William Stanley and Margaret Keightley Harmon.

After returning home from the army following WWII, Bill was employed as a bookkeeper and later by Corning Incorporated for 26 years. He was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church and a former member of the VFW and the American Legion. Throughout his life, gardening and Kentucky basketball provided him with much enjoyment. However, his deep, enduring love was for his beloved wife and family.

He is survived by one son, Larry Davis (Kitty) Harmon of Winchester; one daughter, Billie Sue Harmon of Lexington; one brother-in-law, Tom (Sylvia) Wiley of Lexington; nieces Ann Carol Brown, Jane Price Harmon and Shari Reeves and nephews David Brown and Perry Reeves.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond G. Harmon and Howard S. Harmon, one sister, Pauline Harmon Brown, and one nephew, Robert Stanley Harmon.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with David Brown officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Skeeter Reed, Joe Harlow, David Brown, Perry Reeves, Richard Pascale, Mike Darland and Justin Lay served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Norma Jean Ryan, Stacey Davis, Janie Blair, Amanda Ramsey, Jillian Horn and Kay Keightley Foster.

Visitation was held 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, and after 7 a.m. Saturday at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

WILLIAM LESTER

William Gregory Lester, 61, of Harrodsburg, widower of Carolyn Lester, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at his residence.

Born July 18, 1957, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late William Howard and Eva Marie Alford Lester.

He was an employee of Time Warner Cable.

Survivors include: one son, Jesse (Jessica) Lester of Lawrenceburg; one daughter, Myranda (Eric) Moore of Harrodsburg; one brother, Dennis (Kathy) Lester of Burgin; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held, Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Brother Lewis Walter officiating.

Friends and family served as pallbearers.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

 

 

 

HERB SCHULTE

Herb Schulte, 80, of Harrodsburg, husband of Florence McKinney Schulte, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at the U.K. Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born Feb. 1, 1938, in Dayton Ohio, he was the son of the late Chester Joseph and Hazel Wenzel Schulte.

He was a former employee of Angell Manufacturing, a semi-truck driver, a bus driver for the Burgin Independent School System and was a member of the Burgin Church of God.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two sons, Steve (Shelia) Schulte of Crab Orchard and Tim (Nelda) Schulte of Lancaster; one half brother, Les Schulte of Dayton, Ohio; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Troy Schulte, and two sisters, Barb Schulte and Marilyn Schulte.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Donnie Irvin officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Phillip Goodlett, Joe Slaven, Matthew Schulte, Mark Schulte, Donnie Gene Irvin, Travis Irvin, Anthony Gilvin and Mark Todd. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Shepherd, Jimmy Carey and Jeremy Davis.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Burgin Church of God Food Bank, P.O. Box 216, Burgin, KY 40310.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

 

ANGELA WALTON

Angela Walton, 64, of South Carolina, died Sunday,  May 20, 2018, at Harrodsburg Health & Rehabilitation Center. 

Born Oct. 18, 1953, in Augusta, Georgia, she was the  daughter of the late Jesse and Janie Eggers.

She was published in numerous literary journals and was a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include: three sisters, Jessica Harris of Edgefield, SC, Kate Driggers (Art) of Destin, FL, and Donna Nichols of Aiken, SC, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will hold a private service at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Cancer Society.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

CONNIE SELVEY

Connie G. Daugherty Selvey, 77, of Hustonville,  widow of Art  Selvey Jr., died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at her home.

Born Aug. 4, 1941, in Mitchellsburg, she was the daughter of the late Jasper Elijah and Viola Lamb Galloway.

She was a  retired operator for AT&T and was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Troy (Mira) Daugherty of Hustonville and Rex (Melanie) Daugherty of Columbia, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mitzi Dawn Daugherty; five sisters, Margaret, Gladys, Allene, Jewell Hope and JoAnn, and one brother, Glenn.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Immanuel Baptist Church with  Harold Best and Andy Mikles officiating.

Pallbearers were Scott Hurst, Brad Ingram, Steve Butler, Carey King, Mike Gordon, Victor VanArsdall, Larry Curtis and Jeff Sherrow. Her Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial donations are suggested to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)

 

 

HORACE SHEWMAKER

Horace W. Shewmaker, 90, of Cobbtown, GA, husband of Dorothy F. Shewmaker died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.

Born Nov. 23, 1927, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Calvin Mays and Lucille Bartholomew Shewmaker.

He was a retired United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, attended the University of Kentucky, the University of West Florida and Georgia Southern College. 

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters, Teri Shewmaker of Cobbtown and Dixi Thoreson of Lawrenceville; one son, Mark Shewmaker of Atlanta; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John William Shewmaker and Calvin Mays “C. M.” Shewmaker.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 11,  at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel with military honors.

(HH Thu Aug 16, 2018)