Linda L. Aubrey, 65, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at The Willows of Harrodsburg. 

Born Oct. 4, 1953, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was the daughter of Fred Henry Widau of Overbrook, Kansas and the late Georgia Montgomery Widau. 

She was a former Matsushita employee and a member of Little Zion Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to her father, include: one daughter, Elizabeth Buck of Harrodsburg; one brother, Stanly Charles Widau of Lake Waukomis, Missouri; two grandchildren and two nieces.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Seth Widner officiating.

Epressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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Annalee Scott Brogle, of Harrodsburg, premature daughter of Scott Jackson and Lee Ann Perkins Brogle, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Baptist Health Hospital, Lexington.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include: two brothers, Slade Jackson Brogle and Dugan Lee Brogle.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Leanna Scott Brogle and Kyle Faith Brogle.

No services are planned at this time, Ransdell Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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Minnie Curtsinger, 91,of Harrodsburg, widow of H.C. Curtsinger, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Harrodsburg Health and Rehab Center. 

Born July 15, 1927, in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late George and Hannah McGohon Drury.

She was a member of the baptist church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Bonnie Church of Nicholasville; three sisters, Joyce Eades of Wilmore, Gay Powers of Jessamine County and Jane Peel of Nicholasville; two brothers, Curtis Drury of Harrodsburg and Howard Drury of Nicholasville; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Gayle Curtsinger.

Private family services are planned.

Memorial contributions are  suggested to the Harrodsburg Health and Rehab Center.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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Charles Louis Fallis, 91, of Salem, Va., was called to heaven by his Lord on Friday, May 17, 2019. 

Born and raised on a farm near Harrodsburg, his many diverse accomplishments included rising to Postal Service senior management, where he was responsible for multi-billion-dollar budgets and all postal operations in seven states and Washington D.C.; then both treasurer and president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). 

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.  In 2004, he was awarded the highest honor of his native state of Kentucky, the title of Kentucky Colonel, for his contributions through NARFE to Alzheimer’s research.

In his 13 years in federal law enforcement as a postal inspector, he held the inspection service’s Washington D.C. arrest record.  In his early and middle 20s he was a successful singer and guitarist with his own radio show. 

Also, in his 20s he earned his pilot’s license and served as the vice president of the Kentucky Stock Car Racing Association. 

He was a true patriot and a devoted Christian, an unpretentious man of profound wisdom, intellect, integrity and honor, an unwavering champion for the care of the disabled, and a beloved family man.  We shall ever miss him. 

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Lee Fallis and Ruth Lee Kincaid Fallis; his brothers Elbert and Glen, his sister Dixie, and his wife and inspiration of 62 years, Betty Marie Sizemore Fallis, who made her heavenly journey in 2015. 

He is survived by his son, Steven; his daughters, Jane, Beth and Susan; his brothers, Ray and Norman of Harrodsburg; and his sister Ruth. 

A memorial service for both Charles and Betty will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at Ransdell’s Funeral Chapel, 345 East Lexington Street, with a visitation at Ransdell’s from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 21.  

Paid Obit

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Harold Franklin “Buddy” McCrystal, 77,  widower of Brenda Shirley McCrystal, of Somerset, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at his home. 

Born Nov. 30, 1941, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Mike McCrystal and Katie Isham McCrystal.

He retired from Hinkle as a blacktop supervisor.

Survivors include: one son, Harold (Melissa) McCrystal of Somerset; four  daughters, Katie Elizabeth (Mike) Warner of Frankfort; Lana Dale McCrystal of Corbin; LeAnn (Nick) Disney of Corbin and Valarie McCrystal of Harrodsburg; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Brother John David Lane officiating.

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William Gary Prather, 71, of Mercer County died Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the University of Kentucky Hospice Care Center. 

Born Sept. 7, 1947, in Somerset, he was the son of the late Perry M. and Devauna Hargis Prather. 

He was a retired manager and foreman at Sylvania, was a member of Salvisa Masonic Lodge #125, was a member of First Baptist Church of Weeki Wachee Acres in Florida and had attended New Hope Baptist Church in McAfee.

Survivors include: two daughters, Devauna (Don) Adkins of Lexington and Leonna Prather of Mercer County; one step son Brian Preston of Lawrenceburg, four grandchildren; three step grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 14, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Pastor Raymond Willis officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jeff Young, Ernie Prather, Danny Brock, Bobby Joe Prather, Mark Darnell, and Jeff Beasley. Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Buchanan, Russell Brock, James Michael Prather, Larry Purvis, Doyle Darland, Calvin Darnell, Bobby Fletcher, Ralph Phillips, Jimmy McGlone and Perry Martin Prather.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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John F. “Skeeter” Reed, 86, of Harrodsburg, husband of Janet Catlett Gritton Reed, died Sunday, June 16, 2019.

He was born John Franklin Skeeters, Feb. 20, 1933, in Hardin County Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown and lived in the Christian Children’s Home in Louisville. In 1942, John Skeeters was adopted by Maurice and Naomi Patterson Reed and moved to Harrodsburg.

In 1951, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. He returned home to Harrodsburg to raise his family where he owned and operated several businesses: Reed’s Texaco, Gateway Supermarket, Mr. Kwik and others. In 1968, Reed formed a business partnership with William Dedman which lasted 50 years until Dedman’s passing in 2018.

He was a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church and loved the people of his community. He enjoyed a purposeful life of hard work and helping others.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Phyllis Stephenson Reed in 1984; dear family friend Garnetta Meaux in 2010, and half sister, Elaine Reed Cox Settles.

A devoted father leaves a large close knit family of four children; Kathie (Dr. Richard M.) Dartt, Jeanne (Dr. Stephen) Pinkston, Stephen (Missy) Reed and Franklin (Robin) Reed; 10 grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, two step children; Nicki (Greg) Coker, and Nelson Gritton, and three step grandchildren; and cousins Allen Whitenack and Kay Mayes. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, at the Harrodsburg Baptist Church with Terry Morrison and Daryl Catlett officiating. A private burial was held in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Myron Dartt, John Pinkston, Richard Dartt, Phillip Reed, Will Coker, Nelson Reed Gritton II and Micah Dartt. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, or Harrodsburg Community Church, 1501 Danville Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

Paid Obit

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