Mercer County Obits

 

 

 

BEULAH COX

Beulah Cox, 100, of Harrodsburg, widow of John Thomas Cox, died Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at The Willows at Harrodsburg.

Born August 1, 1919, in Anderson County, was the daughter of the late Grider Robinson and Effie (Durr) McGraff. She was a homemaker and last charter member of the Magnolia Christian Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Betty (Arthur "Bud") Isham of Harrodsburg and Bonnie (William) Holliday of Missouri; one son, Ray T. Jayne) Cox of Lexington; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Fri., Feb. 21, 2020, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Don Wells and Trent Baker.  Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until  the hour of service on Friday, Ransdell's.

Pallbearerswill be Jon, Keith, and Blake Cox, Aaron and Andrew Burke, Ryan Cook and Jake Hagen. 

Memorials are suggested to the  Magnolia Street Christian Church, 332 S Magnolia St, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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

 

 

 

MARGARET ADKINSON

Margaret M. Adkinson, 85, of Harrodsburg, widow of William Thomas Adkinson, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Danville.

Born Feb. 22, 1934, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Murphy and the late Mary (Collier) Davis. S

She was a homemaker and a member of the Bruner’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Rita (Larry) Inman and Sherri (Rex) Kidd, both of Harrodsburg; one son, Gary (Robbie) Adkinson of Danville; one sister, Barbara Kinkaid of Lexington; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Murphy and Charles Davis.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Don Reed officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brian Inman, Shawn Adkinson, Brandon Kidd, Logan, Ethan an Kris Scott. Honorary bearers were Crystal Scott, Lyndsey Inman, Aubri Scott and Emily Shell Adkinson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422.

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

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2020)

 

JUDY ALLEN

Judy Baker Allen, “JuJu,” 70, of Harrodsburg, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Jan. 11, 1950, in Berea, she was the daughter of the late Arlie and the late May (Morris) Renner.

She was a LPN and a dog breeder, was a member of the National Association of Louisiana Catahoula (NALC) and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Amy (Will) Davis; one son, William Westley Baker, both of Harrodsburg; one sister, Sheila Hurst of Broadhead; one brother, Arlie Renner Jr. of Mt Vernon and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Vicky Burns and husband, William Larry Baker.

Funeral service were held Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m., at Red Hill Church with Harold Best officiating. Burial was in the Red Hill Church Cemetery in Livingston.

Pallbearers were Chris Baker, Will Davis, William Westley Baker, Trent Davis, Zach Belding and Josh Belding.

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

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2020)

 

 

JOYCE CHESSER

Joyce Faye Chesser, age 45, of Harrodsburg, passed away at 8:05 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

She was born in Lebanon, KY on January 20, 1975 to the late George Franklin and Sharon Ann Poe Chesser.

She was a member of the Harrodsburg Church of God and a graduate of the Kentucky School of the Blind.

Survivors include her sister, Amanda Olmedo (Luis) and a niece, Aliyah Olmedo of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, February 20, at the Free Pentecostal Church with Rev. Nathan Todd, officiating.

Burial will be in the Ernest Thompson Memorial Cemetery at Willisburg.

Visitation will be after 10:30 a.m Thursday morning at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made for funeral expenses.

Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

     (NOTE: This obituary was not included in the Feb 20, 2020 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

JERRY HUFFMAN

Jerry Foster Huffman, 74, of Harrodsburg, husband of Clara Frankie Clark Huffman, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Ephraim McDowell Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg.

Born July 14, 1945, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late William Foster and Virginia M. (Shewmaker) Huffman.

He was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School, attended Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, was a co-owner of the Mercer Mobile Home Park, a US Navy Veteran during the Vietnam War, a member of the VFW, American Legion, the Joyful Men of Fellowship, the Shady River Boys, enjoyed fishing and singing, was an avid UK fan, enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jerry was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.   

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one son Scooter (Jessica) Huffman of Harrodsburg; two daughters Dee Dee (Tim) Helmers of Danville and Jeri Shannon (Branden “Stretch” Owen) Huffman of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Brenda Stanley of Harrodsburg and Lorrie Huffman Rhodes of Frankfort; nine grandchildren, Brittley (Randy) Marie Shewmaker, Halle Helmers, Hunter Hanks, Hannah Helmers, Hailey Rhodes, Hope Helmers, Holly Helmers, Hank Helmers and Cadence Huffman; three great-grandchildren, Logan Shewmaker, Molly Shewmaker and Megan Shewmaker and two aunts Dorothy Scrogham of Harrodsburg and Sue Shewmaker of Florida. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and numerous friends in the community.  

Funeral services are today, held Thursday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church with Bro. Lynn Releford officiating. Burial is in Spring Hill Cemetery with full military rites

Pallbearers are Jimmy McGlone, Bernie McGlone, Hunter Hanks, Branden Owen, Tim Helmers, Hank Helmers, Randy Shewmaker, Tony Bugg and Bobby Grider

Honorary pallbearers are Brittley Shewmaker, Halle Helmers, Hunter Hanks, Hannah Helmers, Hailey Rhodes, Hope Helmers, Holly Helmers, Hank Helmers, Cadence Huffman, Logan Shewmaker, Molly Shewmaker and Megan Shewmaker.

Visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 5-8 p.m. at Sims Funeral Services and today 10 a.m. until 1 p.m .at the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fellowship Baptist Church Kitchen Fund or Food Pantry at 481 Cornishville Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2020)

 

LISA O’QUINN

Lisa Ann O’Quinn, 52, of Harrodsburg, wife of Kenneth Roger O’Quinn, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at her home.

Born March 17, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of John Wesley and Shirley Jewell (Johnson) Hardin of Harrodsburg.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and parents, include: one daughter, Heather LeAnn Bowman of Harrodsburg and one brother, John Wesley Hardin Jr. of Parksville.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Joe Smith officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202, or to the National Kidney Foundation, 161 St. Matthews Avenue, Suite 3, Louisville, KY 40207.

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

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2020)

 

 

 

 

BERNIECE ROCCA

Berniece McDaniel Rocca, 86, widow of Donald Rocca, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at the Charleston Health Care Manor in Danville.

Born Oct. 24, 1933, in Oldtown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Arminta Felty McDaniel. 

She was a homemaker and co-owner of Anna & Pierre Restaurant and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.

Survivors include: three sons, Alan (Liwei) Michael of Raleigh, North Carolina, Derek (Bonnie) Holbrook and 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 sister, Mary Kotyk of Oviedo, Florida; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Glenn McDaniel, Earl McDaniel and Bill McDaniel and two sisters, Pehobe Evernam and Inez McDaniel.

Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Ronald Bruce Bowman officiating. Burial will be in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

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

Visitation from 11 am until the hour of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 404 Bohon Road, Harrodsburg KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2020)

 

MARY ROYALTY

Mary Evelyn Royalty, 84, of Harrodsburg, wife of Robert D. “Bobby” Royalty, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at the Charleston Health Care Center. in Danville.

Born Sept. 11, 1935, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Isham Sr. and Catherine Devers Isham.

She was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church and was a former employee of Cricketeer, Mercer Dress and had worked at His Kids day care.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: one daughter, Luann R. Klemes of Harrodsburg; three sons, Robert Larry Royalty of Lexington, Douglas Owen (Melissa) Royalty of Richmond, and Timothy Eugene (Robbyn) Royalty of Danville and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death one brother, Stanley Isham Jr.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John David Lane officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Wayne Peavler, Joe Gerlach, Orban Mayes, Billy Grider, Bobby Campbell and Kelton Klemes.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2808 Palumbo Dr # 205, Lexington, KY 40509.

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

(HH Thu Feb 20, 2020)