Mercer County Obits

 

 

 

CHERYL SHEPERSON

Cheryl "Sherri"  Sheperson, 59, of Harrodsburg, wife of Mike Sheperson, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Baptist Health in Lexington.

She was born July 11, 1960, in Mercer County to the late Gene and Barbara (Dickerson)

Sherri was former branch manager of the First Financial Bank, Harrodsburg, and was a member of the Southside Christian Church.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Brooke (Daniel) Howard of Harrodsburg; one brother, Mike (Kevine) Click of Harrodsburg; one grandson, Connor Howard.

Private graveside services will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, KY. 

Memorials are suggested to the Charity of one's choice.

You may sign the virtual Tribute Wall and send expressions of sympathy to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is strictly following the federal and state Covid-19 mandated guidelines.

 

 

JULIE SANDERS

Julie Anne Robbins Sanders, 51, wife of Tyler Gilbert Sanders, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Harrodsburg.

Born August 22, 1968 in Louisville, Ky she was the daughter of Margaret A. Lancaster Robbins of Vine Grove, Ky and the late Marvin Dale Robbins. 

She was homemaker who enjoyed collecting bears and she was of the Catholic faith.

Additional survivors include her biological mother, Peggy Palmer.

No services are planned at this time. 

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.

To share your memories, to leave a message for the family or to sign Julie’s virtual register book, please visit www.alexanderandroyalty.com

 

 

 

 

FELICIA MEADOWS

Felicia “Peach” Annette (Hamlin) Meadows, age 76 wife of Bobby Eugene Meadows passed away peacefully at her home at 12:25 pm on March 24, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Born on December 26, 1943 in Stearns, KY, she was the daughter of the late Ralston Lewis Hamlin and Pauline Margaret (Hall) Hamlin.

Felicia became an army wife to Private Bobby Eugene Meadows on May 12, 1961 at Rosemont Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Bob and Peach are graduates of the first grade at the Stearns School in Stearns, KY. She went on to graduate from Lafayette High School in Lexington and later received an Associate Degree from the Lexington Community College.

Besides her husband, she is survived by: two daughters, Laura Annette Meadows of Stanford, KY and Deborah Lynn (Wendall Rakes) Sampson of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Patricia Mae (Richard) Smith of Debarry, FL and Vanessa Louise (Mike) Fasses of Longwood, Fl;  ten grandchildren Bobi Felicia (Kyle) Street of Loogootee, IN, Terence Eugene (Susie) Spradlin of Clarksville, TN, Jessica Racheal Spradlin of Harrodsburg, Elizabeth Jane Meadows, Robert Raymond Meadows and Joshua Davis Meadows, all of Phoenix, AZ, Rebeckah Lynn Hines, Sarah Eugenia Meridith, Adrian Lee Hines and Jamie Faye Bustle, all of Harrodsburg; two bonus-grandchildren, Karrissa Lee Rakes and Kelsey Brianna Rakes, both of Harrodsburg; 18 great-grandchildren and three bonus great-grandchildren.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by a son Robert Lewis Meadows and a sister Teresa Margaret Crouch.

Visitation will be held at her home in Harrodsburg from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. for family and friends on Thursday March 26,.

Burial service with live streaming will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday March 27, at the Nancy Grave Cemetery in Stearns, KY where Felicia will be laid to rest near her son, Robert Lewis Meadows.

Due to the requirement for all Kentucky Funeral Homes as set for by Governor Andy Beshear and the CDC the following shall be adhered to: funerals in Kentucky are limited to the “Closest of Family” with “Private Burials” and no public gatherings of over ten (10) people will be allowed.

Sims Funeral Services is in charge of local arrangements in Harrodsburg and the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home is in charge of the burial services in Stearns, KY.

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

 

 

REBECCA CLEM

Rebecca Clem, 91, of Salvisa, husband wife of Loyd Clem, died Monday at her home.

Born May 7, 1928, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Preston and Eva (Currens) Stratton.

Rebecca was a retired Servomation Refreshments employee, serving Signet Systems and Corning Inc., was a member of the Claylick Methodist Church, and was a graduate of Salvisa High School.

She was a homemaker, loved working in her gardens and canning, as well as cooking and feeding friends and family from her kitchen. She loved her family and, most of all, loved her Lord!

Other survivors include: three daughters, Kathy (Billy) Nevius, Rhonda Beasley, and Regina Orwig, all of Mercer Co.; one son, Randy (Cindy) Orwig, Mercer Co.; one step daughter, Debra Parr of Winchester; three sisters, Kathalene Bowen of Lawrenceburg, Jeanette (Bill) Sullivan of Between, GA and Lavenia Wayne of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Lyle (Bonnie) Stratton of Bowling Green and Arnett Stratton of Lawrenceburg; six grandchildren, Mecia Shepperson of Berwick, PA, Shawna (Russell) Anderson, Chad & Damon Beasley, and Kristi & Angela Orwig, all of Mercer Co.; two step grandchildren, Kasie (Larry) Taylor of Jackson Co., and Victoria (Chris) Lewis of Lexington; nine great-grandchildren, Kendrick, Blake, and Scarlett King, Shawnee and Cheyenne Reed, Campbell and Langston Beasley, Hailey Sparks, and Aiden Anderson; two step great grandchildren, Addison Lewis and Damien Taylor; five great-great-grandchildren, Shealyn & Colton King, Kennedy Orwig, Arieanna Reed, and Kayson Mullins.

Rebecca was preceded in death by a husband, Harley Orwig, two grandchildren, Ashley Temple & Courtney Tunnell, six siblings, Gertie Hill, Mae Redmond, Frances Ellis, Kenneth, Bobby, & Sherman Stratton.

Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, at the Spring Hill Outdoor Pavilion with John H. Hockersmith, Charlie Shoemaker, and Jonathan Grizzell.

Pallbearers will be Chad and Damon Beasley, Kendrick and Blake King, Russell Anderson, Chris Lewis, and Larry Taylor. Honorary bearers will great and great great grandchildren.

The family request memorial donations be sent to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422 or to Claylick Methodist Church, 225 Claylick Rd., Salvisa, KY 40372.

You may sign the virtual Tribute Wall and send expressions of sympathy to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2020)

 

DONALD DERRINGER

Donald Derringer, 66, died Friday, March 20, 2020 at his residence. 

Born July 25, 1953 in Casey County, he was the son of the late Elmer “Peanut” Derringer and Mabel Irene Phillips Derringer Taylor. 

He had worked at R.R. Donnelly for ten years as a machine operator.

Survivors include: one daughter, Amanda Michelle (Scotty Hill) Derringer of Lincoln County; two sons Daniel Derringer of Harrodsburg and Alex Derringer of Hustonville; his children’s mother, Cathy Derringer of Hustonville, three sisters, Darlene (Ernie) Carmichael of Paris, Ima (Tommy) Major of Maysville and Maxine Rigney of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren; two great grandsons and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by one son Dustin Cole Derringer, one brother Dean Derringer, and one sister Betty Gregory.

Funeral service will be held at a later date.  Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2020)

 

 

ARNETTA FALLIS

Arnetta Fallis, 95, of Harrodsburg, widow of Davis “Bo” Fallis, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at The Willows at Harrodsburg.

Born Nov. 24, 1924, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Ada (Robinson) Warner.

She was a retired Manager of the Corning Glass Credit Union (32 years) and former Payroll Clerk at the former Sportleigh Hall Clothing Manufacturer. She was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, a member of the Haggin Hospital Auxiliary and had been a member of the Widow to Widow support group.

Survivors include: one daughter, Ann Warner Evans of Harrodsburg; one son, David (Paula) Fallis of Frankfort; three grandchildren and  three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Glenn D. Warner.

Graveside services will be held today, Thursday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the Spring Hill Cemetery Outdoor Pavilion.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Evans, Bryn Fallis, Ronnie Smith, Milward Dedman, Eric and Louis Yeast, Greg Souder, David Baker and Allen Whitenack. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2020)

 

DONALD FRENCH

Donald Edward French, 70, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, March 20, 2020, at home.

Born July 16, 1949, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late George Jordon and Lillian Opal (Lewis) French.

He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lillian Georgianna French of Harrodsburg; one son, Donald Edward (Mary) French Jr. of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday March 25, at the Spring Hill Cemetery Outdoor Pavilion, in Harrodsburg.  No public visitation is planned at this time.

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

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

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is strictly following the federal and state Covid-19 mandated guidelines.

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2020)

 

 

WILLIAM GASH

William Forrest Gash, age 84, husband of Shirley Ann Stratton Gash, of Lawrenceburg, died Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky.

Born July 21, 1935 in Mercer County he was the son of the late Richard Thomas and Onita Gritton Gash. 

He was a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church where he was also a Deacon; member of FSA Board; and a farmer.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: three sons, Douglas (Jane) Gash, of Lawrenceburg, Ricky (Deborah) Gash and Mark (Charmane) Gash, both of Salvisa; six sisters, Pauline Hanks, of Danville, Dorothy Simpson, of Harrodsburg, Patricia (Bobby) Flora, Velena (Roy) Harley, Brenda (Jimmy) Peach, and Judy (Jamie) Harley, all of Lawrenceburg; eight grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceeded in death by two brothers, Richard Gash, Jr. and Lewis Gash; and great-grandson, Ethan Gash.

Gash Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

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MARY JARVIS

Mary Margaret Terhune Jarvis, 87, died on March 15, 2020.

Born Sept. 2, 1932 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Terhune of McAfee.

She served Presbyterian churches in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tenn. and was previously on the staff of Oak Hill School, Nashville.

Survivors include: three daughters, Ann Jarvis Lees (Robert) of Denver; Alice Jarvis Crawford (Charles) of Memphis and Amy Katherine Jarvis of Nashville; one sister, Mildred Terhune Morris of Lexington; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Terhune, III of Harrodsburg,

A private memorial service is scheduled. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220 or the charity of your choice.

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2020)

 

 

 

 

DORTHY MILLION

Dorothy Million, 91, of Harrodsburg, widow of Albert C. Million, died Friday, March 20, 2020 at Ephraim McDowell RMC in Danville.

Born Aug. 13, 1928 in Bohon, she was the daughter of the late Onas Jude and Ossie (Bailey) Hood.

She was a graduate of Rose Hill High School, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Dianne (Robert) Cannon of Richmond, VA and Pattie (Jimmy) Sanders of Harrodsburg; four sons, Robert (Ladonna) Million of Harrodsburg, Bill (Terri) Million of St. Louis, IL, Albert (Marci) Million of Hopkinsville and John Million of Harrodsburg;  thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Lynn Million and three brothers, Everett Hood, Buford Hood and Donald Hood.

Private family funeral services were held on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Sims Funeral Services with Brother Paul Gibson officiating. Private burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Pallbearers were Brandon Million, Matthew Million, Shawn Osborne, Scott Osborne, Stuart Sanders, and Rob Cannon.

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

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2020)

 

ANGELA PRICE

Angela (Geddes) Price, 56, of Lexington, died on Friday, March 20, 2020 at UK Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Jan. 15, 1964 in Prestonsburg, she was the daughter of Zella May (Stratton) Price and the late Billy Price.

She was a homemaker and attended Betsy Layne High School.

Survivors in addition to her mother include: her significant other, Henry Dunaway; four daughters, Marlana Kay Hutsell, Amanda Jean Marler, Leean “Lil Pam” Taylor and Shelby; four sons, Matthew Brian Price, Kevin Christopher Price, Brandon Johnson and Henry Carlton Dunaway; one sister, Marsha (Larry) Kay Damron Sims; one brother, Bill Frank Price; eight grandchildren and one niece.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Damron and Jim Price and two sisters, Sandra Jean Damron and Pamela Maureen (Price) Coble.

Private funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 25, at Burgin Memorial Gardens with Jackie Tolson officiating. Burial was in Burgin Memorial Gardens.

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

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2020)

 

 

DOLLY RELEFORD

Dolly Mae Releford, 59, of Harrodsburg, wife of Kenneth Leroy “Dud” Releford, died Monday, March 23, at the Ephraim McDowell-James B Haggin Hospital, Harrodsburg.

Born Feb. 18, 1961, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Beulah (King) Caldwell.

She was a former Cricketeer and Trim Master employee, was a childcare provideor and was a member of the Pleasant Run Baptist Church, Parksville.

Survivors in addition to her husband include: one daughter, Ashley (Chris) Skinner of Harrodsburg; one son, Derrick (Amanda) Releford of Harrodsburg;  three brothers, Eddie (Barbara) Caldwell of Danville, Marvin Caldwell of Perryville, and Gary (Wellena) Caldwell of Parksville and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jewell and Violet Caldwell.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 28, at 1 p.m., at the Spring Hill Cemetery Outdoor Pavilion with Lynn Releford and Ernest Fields officating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to National Foundation for Transplants, 5350 Poplar Ave Suite 850 Memphis, TN 38119.

The community may sign the virtual Tribute Wall and send expressions of sympathy to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel is strictly following the federal and state Covid-19 mandated guidelines.

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2020)

 

JAMES SANDERS

James L. “Obie” Sanders, 82, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the UK Bluegrass Hospice Care Center. 

Born October 31, 1937 in Burgin, he was the son of the late William “Bill” and Lucille Armstrong Sanders. 

He was a retired Tradesman at North American Philips in Danville and was a United States Air Force Veteran. 

Survivors include: two daughter,: Kimberly (John Kelly) Sanders of Danville and Jaime (Troy Cooke) Godbey of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Patsy (Joe) Keller of Harrodsburg, Peggy (Eddie) Russell of Burgin and Linda (Charlie) McDaniel of Lexington; one sister-in-law, Rachel Sanders of Burgin; three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins .

He was preceded in death by one brother William “Billy Max” Sanders.

Funeral services will be private at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.  Private Burial at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL  33607 https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc and/or Honor Flight Kentucky, P.O. Box 1, Winchester, KY  40392 https://honorflightky.org

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

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2020)

 

SAMUEL STUMPH

Samuel D. “Sam” Stumph,  84, husband of Barbara Burns Stumph, of Mackville, died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

Born on Nov. 2, 1935 in Washington County,  he was the son of the late Albert and Nannie Lou Darland Stumph.

He was a member and deacon of the Mackville Baptist Church and a member of the Mackville Magnolia Masonic Lodge, a retired employee of Armour Food Company.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: one daughter, Pam (Johnny) Murphy; two granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; two sisters, Bertie Todd of Federal Way, WA and June Green of Harrodsburg and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceeded in death by one sister, Wanda Warner and three brothers, Bill Stumph of Springfield and Bud and Jim Stumph of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville. There will be no public visitation.

Carey and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2020)