Nancy Settles Gabhart, age 82 of Forks Lane, Mackville, passed away at 8:35 p.m., Sunday at her home.

A native of Washington County, she was born on November 13, 1937 to the late Roy Allen and Mayme A. Darland Settles.

She was a member of the Mackville Church of Christ, a homemaker, and a former employee of the Cowden Manufacturing Company and General Electric Company.

Preceding her in death was a daughter-in-law, Kristina Gabhart on June 24, 2019; a great grandson, Brady Layne Gabhart on December 9, 2006; two sisters, Mildred Settles on October 17, 1940 and Laverne Gordon on February 22, 2006 and six brothers, Roy Kenneth Settles on February 18, 2006, Samuel Curtis Settles on April 5, 2008, J.D. Settles on May 16, 2010, Murriel Settles on July 20, 2014, Elbert Settles on July 10, 2017 and Larry Settles on March 17, 2018.

Survivors include her husband, Connie Gabhart; two sons, Doug Gabhart and Randy Gabhart (Theresa) of Willisburg; six grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Delilah Belcher of Mackville and Janice Stine of Springfield and two brothers, Everett Settles (Marie) of Springfield and Joe Settles (Carol) of Mackville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23rd at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Murphy, former minister of the Mackville Church of Christ, officiating.

Burial will be in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Amanda Tingle, Jennia Young and Jackie Smith.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Gabhart, Scotty Gabhart, Blake Gabhart, Taylor Gabhart, Hunter Tingle and Joey Young.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Tuesday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.





     Roger Reese Curtsinger, age 68, of Croake Station Road, Springfield, passed away at 7:20 a.m, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his home.

     He was born in Lebanon, Kentucky on June 19, 1952 to the late Rollin Reese and Helen Lilly Conder Curtsinger.

     He was a member of the Bloomfield Church of God and a farmer.

     Survivors include his sister, Connie Hawkins and her husband, Allen of Gravel Switch; a niece, Jennifer Captenter and her husband, Stuart of Perryville and a great nephew, Cody McElroy of Gravel Switch.

     Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon, Tuesday, September 22 at the Carey and on Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Vanhook, officiating.

     Burial will be in the Peeter Cemetery at Mackville.

     Service as pallbearers will be Stuart Carpenter, Cody McElroy, Charles Everett Hardin, Bryce Way, Kenny Kays and Rick Lawson.

     Visitation will be after 10:00 Tuesday morning at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.







Gerald Walter Mattingly, age 73, of Willisburg, passed away at 6:25 a.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Mercer County on August 24, 1947 to the late Hugh Walter and Nora Ethel Peavler Mattingly.

He was a member of the Rockbridge Baptist Church, a 1965 graduate of Mackville High School, he served twenty-one years in the United States Air Force and a retired employee of Hitachi Automotive.  He was a member of the Emulation Masonic Lodge # 688 F & AM at Sharpsville.

Preceding him in death were two brothers, Billy Joe Mattingly on May 22, 2014 and George Donald Mattingly on June 27, 2019.

Survivors include his wife, Frankie Robinson Mattingly; his daughter, Gerri Lee Mattingly Phillips and her husband, Jimmie of Covington and a sister, Anna Mae Keeling of Montgomery Alabama.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 19th at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Terry McIlvoy, officiating.  He will be assisted by Rev. J.W. Hatfield.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg where military rites will be conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.

Severing as honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Robinson, Doug Sims and Joe Carney.

Casket bearers will be Chris Kays, Timmy Lewis, George Donald Mattingly, Jr., Brandon Mattingly, Joseph Mattingly and Billy Joe Mattingly, II.

Masonic services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home will Billy Riggs delivering the eulogy.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the, Rockbridge Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Friday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.





Leo Daniel Lay, age 85, of Willisburg, KY passed away at home on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.

He is survived by his wife Doris Ann (Devine) Lay, 3 children, Tony (Angie) Lay, Willisburg, Teresa (Scott) Price, Harrodsburg and Nina Newsome, Frankfort.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Sims Funeral Services in Harrodsburg with Bro. Jay Hatfield officiating with C.H. Christopher assisting. Burial followed in Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Casket bearers were Jon Loman, Shawn Bryant, Craig Hamilton, Daniel Lay, Jeffery Coulter, David Mobley, Bobby Catlett and Corey Hamilton.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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Ruth Mae Black Lee, age 59, of Lebanon, passed away at 5:09 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Baptist Health in Louisville.

She was born on April 15, 1961, in Lebanon, KY to the late Charles A. and Dorothy Jean Moore Black.

She was a member of the Thompsonville Baptist Church, a 1979 graduate of Lafayette High School in Lexington, a graduate of Spencerian College and a registered nurse.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis Lee; a daughter, Gina Jo "Nikki" Wheatley; a son, Tomas Gilmore; a grandson, Charles Logan Wheatley all of Lebanon; and a brother, Charles Allen Black (Brenda) of Radcliff.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 10th at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Goss, pastor of the Thompsonville Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Serving as pallbearers were Christian Black, Jayme Bright, James Moore, Dennie Moore, Scott Black and Gery Moore.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Wallace Avritt Rakes, age 81, of Danville, passed away at 12:28 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

He was a native of Marion County, born on Aug. 29, 1939, to the late Edgar and Bersha Wright Rakes.

He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church, a lifelong farmer, an avid fisherman and had a passion for purple martins.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Helen Frances Lewis Rakes on Aug. 22, 2006; three sisters, Pauline Price, Meredith Rakes and Mary D. Rakes; and six brothers, William, Jr., Mitchell, Willard, Robert and Fred Allen Rakes.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Goode (Charles "Buck") of Danville; a son, David Rakes (Leslie) of Springfield; five grandchildren, David Rakes II (Ashley), Fran Rakes, Rachel Teater (Roland), Phillip Goode (Marsha) and Doug Goode (Laura); fourteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Rita Smothers and Virginia Kirkland (George) both of Bradfordsville; and a brother, Jack Rakes (Bertha) of Bradfordsville.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. John McDaniel, officiating.

Burial was in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Fran Rakes, Rachel Teater, Kelsey Goode, Cheyenne Goode, Charlie Goode, Sarahbeth Rakes and Aria Goode.

Pallbearers were David Rakes II, Phillip Goode, Doug Goode, Nick Rakes, Zachary Rakes, Jacob Rakes, Dylan Clarkson and Derek Clarkson.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Dominican Sister of Peace Ann Bernardine Shaw, OP (83), a native of Charlestown, Massachusetts, died on Sept. 8, 2020, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Kentucky. Sr. Ann Bernardine is survived by one sister, Sr. Margaret Philip and several nieces and nephews.

A Dominican for 63 years, Sr. Ann Bernardine earned a Bachelor of Arts in History/Social Science from Regis College (Weston, MA) and a Master of Arts in teaching History from Salem State (Salem, MA). She ministered as a teacher at St. Agnes (Reading, MA); St. Mel Day School (Gloucester, MA); St. Luke (Belmont, MA); St. Patrick (Belmont, MA); Dominican Academy (Plainville, MA); East Boston Central Catholic (East Boston, MA); Immaculate Conception School (Everett, MA); Our Lady of Lourdes (Jamaica Plain, MA) and St. Angela (Mattapan, MA). Sr. Ann Bernardine also ministered as principal at Dominican Academy (Plainville, MA); St. John (N. Cambridge, MA) and Cathedral Grammar School (Boston, MA). Sr. Ann Bernardine continued her ministry in the Congregational role as the Assistant Eastern Regional Coordinator and later as Coordinator for the former congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine, St. Catharine, KY.

In 2012, Sr. Ann Bernardine moved to St. Catharine Motherhouse (St. Catharine, KY), where she began a ministry of community service, particularly assisting residents at Sansbury Care Center.

Arrangements are handled by Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield, Kentucky. The visitation (limited) begins at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in Magdalen Chapel, St. Catharine, KY. The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Magdalen Chapel, St. Catharine, KY. Burial will be in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Ann Bernardine's memory may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219-2098. To make a secure online donation or to view a full obituary, please visit

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Mary Rudell Graves Whitehouse, age 90, of Bardstown Rd., Springfield, died at 8:42 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at her residence.

Born Sept. 6, 1930, in Washington County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Franklin and Mary Catherine Corbett Graves; her husband, Ronald Franklin Whitehouse, May 31, 2016; a son Jimmy Whitehouse; and a grandson, Robert Brian Mattingly; four brothers, Edward, Bert, Paul and Harold Graves; and two sisters, Aline Graves and Marie Devine.

S   he had worked at Hanmacher-Vogel Sewing Factory several years ago, was a homemaker and a member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

She is survived by a son, Ralph Whitehouse; three daughters, Diane (James Lawrence) Keene of Lexington, Brenda (Robert) Mattingly of Loretto and Sheila (David) Thomas of Springfield; two sisters, Barbara (Stanley) Reed of Holy Cross and Rose Ethel Spalding of Mt. Washington; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

Funeral mass for Mary Rudell Graves Whitehouse were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. officiating. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Mattingly, Matthew and Zach Thomas, Raymond Goose, Craig Hammond and Chris Fegett.

A prayer service was held Monday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home where friends could call and again on Tuesday morning.

Contributions are suggested to Hosparus of Green River.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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