Frances P. Devine, 94, Harrodsburg, KY, widow of Vernon  Devine, died Tuesday at her home in Harrodsburg, KY. Born March 23,1926, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and the late Julia (Bottom) Peavler.

She was an employee for Devine’s Grocery & Baker’s Hardware.

Frances is survived by: one daughter: Verna Whalen of Harrodsburg, and two sons: David Devine of Danville and Larry G. Devine of Harrodsburg, six grand children. Frances was preceded in death by a son, Shirrill B. Devine.

Pallbearers will be: Joshua Devine, Dustin Devine, Michael Votaw, Tommy Devine, Kristen Congleton and Laura Peyton.

Graveside services and burial will be held 3:00 pm Friday at the Deep Creek Cemetery by Nelson Reynolds and Ken Wade.

The family request memorial donations be sent to Deep Creek Baptist Church, 582, cane Run St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or  Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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Sue Coffman, 76, widow of Lonnie Carl Coffman, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital

Born June 29, 1944, in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Virgil Lee “Todd” and Viola Sallee Robinson.

She was a caregiver, homemaker and a member of the Dry Branch Baptist Church.

Survivors include: seven sons, Ronnie (Teresa) Coffman of Burgin, Steve Coffman of Middletown, Ohio., Darrell (Jane) Coffman of Salvisa, Chris (Pansy) Coffman of Salvisa, Mark (Pam) Coffman of Eubank, Shawn (Theresa) Coffman of Danville and Todd Coffman; three daughters, Michelle Coffman, Shari (Cynthia) Coffman of Danville and Stephanie (Forrest) Lewis all of Harrodsburg; one brother, Gilbert (Rita) Robinson of Somerset, two sisters, Sara Lear of Radcliffe and Lillian Shelton of Burkesville; twenty four grandchildren, twenty seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse McGinnis and James McGinnis, and one sister, Betty Taylor Yocum.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Gilbert Robinson and Jimmy Hazlett officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lee Coffman, Forrest Lewis, Carl Wayne Coffman, Jonathan Coffman, Matthew Burton and Josh Bixler. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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Paul B. Dogan, 70, husband of Maria L. Yncierto Dogan, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 1, 1949 in Port Allen, Louisiana, he was the son of the late Milton and Deborah Black Dogan, Sr.

He served 26 years in the United States Air Force having served in Vietnam and had worked at the Corpus Christi Army Depot. He was a member of the St. John Baptist Church and the V.F.W. in Corpus Christi.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: three daughters, Leonora T. Dogan Shore of Corpus Christi, Precious J. (Jason) Dogan Urschel of Harrodsburg and Princess Dogan of Corpus Christi; two sons, Ronald P. Dogan of Austin, Texas and Prince (Alexandra) Dogan of San Antonio, Texas; three brothers, Milton Dogan, Sr. of Detroit, Melvin Dogan of Corpus Christi, and George Dogan of Baker, Louisiana; six sisters: Ruth Dogan of Baton Rouge, LA., Alma Grace (Raymond) Davis of Corpus Christi, Barbara Jean (Joseph) Huff of San Antonio, Texas, Emma Lou (Tommy) Tippin of Corpus Christi, Lynn Gobert of Baton Rouge, and Katherine Jefferson of Alexandria, Virginia; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

No services are planned at this time. Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home in Harrodsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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George Frank Herring, 62, of Waynesburg, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Feb. 10, 1958, he was the son of the late Ernest J. Herring and Edith Neal Herring in Stanford.

He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: three sons, George (Jennifer) Herring II of Harrodsburg, Billy Herring of Houstonville, Eric Herring of Casey County; girlfriend, Kathy Reed; brother, Marshel (Dana) Herring of Charlotte, NC; three sisters, Cheryla Everly of New Mexico, Rita (Gilbert) Robinson of Somerset, Judy (Jack) Preston of Lancaster; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Gilbert Robinson officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the George Frank Herring Memorial Fund.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Lois Gibson McCrystal, 95, widow of Garnett McCrystal, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.

Born Dec. 28, 1924, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer “Dick” and Mary Elizabeth (Williams) Gibson.

She was a 1942 graduate of Rose Hill High School, worked as a secretary for Avon Bluegrass Army Depot, in food service for the Mercer County School System and managed Bailey’s Motel in Harrodsburg.

Survivors include: three daughters, Denise (Tony) Placido of Nicholasville, Dianne (Gary) Goodaker of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Kathy (George) Hocker of Nicholasville; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchild and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, William Harold Divine, Donald Williams Gibson, Ada Helen Gibson, and Glenda Jean Gibson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. with James Byrd officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation 11 a.m. until time of service.

Pallbearers will be Bo and George Hocker, Tony and Andy Placido, Travis Hill, Kirk Schamp, Stephen Reed, Gary Lay and Chris Mink.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: Bluegrass Hospice Care, 1733 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington, KY 40504.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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Tebbs Shewmaker Moore, former attorney in Harrodsburg and Adjutant General II (Retired) of the Kentucky National Guard, died in Cincinnati Ohio on Aug. 8, 2020 after a valiant fight with amyloidosis. He was 83.

Tebbs was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Harrodsburg, to parents James Harvey Moore and Vivian Tebbs Smith Moore.

Growing up in Harrodsburg, he attended McAfee Elementary School and Harrodsburg High School. He graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., where he played college baseball and tennis. He earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky.

Tebbs is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Martha Jane Phillips Moore. He leaves behind his son, James Hartford Moore, and wife Shauna of Cincinnati; his daughter, Elizabeth Anne Moore Hammelrath, and her husband Steve of Cincinnati; sister Marie Moore Copeland and her husband Nelson of Lexington; sister Jamie VanArsdall and her partner Dick of Anacortes, Wash.; sister Dixie Moore of Lexington and four grandchildren, William Kiser Moore, Margret Matheny Moore, Anna Marie Hammelrath and Hans Young Hammelrath, all of Cincinnati.

Tebbs’ life was filled with connections, service and faith. He and Martha started their married life in their hometown of Harrodsburg. Tebbs joined his father-in law, William (W.H.) Phillips to practice law at Phillips and Moore. Working with his father, Jimmy Moore, Tebbs developed a small farm which he could manage while practicing law. During his professional life in Harrodsburg, Tebbs made many contributions to his hometown and state including service as the city attorney, elder of the Harrodsburg Christian Church, and served 34 years in the Kentucky National Guard. When Tebbs retired from his law practice in 2009, he and Martha enjoyed their sunshine years surrounded by a wonderful group of friends in both Harrodsburg and Naples, Fla. They maintained a summer home in Cincinnati to enjoy their children and grandchildren.

To his family, friends, neighbors and guardsmen, he was a gentle, loyal and solid family man. He never met a stranger, was respected by many and had a way of meeting you in the moment with humble guidance and positivity. We will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, August 13, at the Harrodsburg Christian Church by Molly Smothers.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Thursday, at the church. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. State mandated Covid-19 guidelines will be observed.

Memorials may be directed to the Harrodsburg Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 305 South Main St., Harrodsburg Kentucky 40330 or at or the Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 2nd St, SW Rochester MN 55902 or at

Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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


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Rita Carol Phillips, 51, of Harrodsburg, wife of Clarence Phillips, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Dec. 19, 1968, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of Jean Hardin Tharp and the late Clyde Tharp.

She was a manager at Shoney’s Restaurant.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother, include: two sisters, Pam (Ricky) Spain of Harrodsburg and Tammy Tharp of Indianapolis; three brothers, Tommy (Carol) Tharp of Mackville, Chris (Billie) Tharp of Danville and Kevin (Shelly) Tharp of Burgin.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 8, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Bobby Logue officiating.

Pallbearers were Steven Taylor, Stuart Taylor, Justin Tharp, William Rogers, Ricky Spain and Kevin Sallee.

Memorials contributions are suggested to Mercer County Humane Society.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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