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Mercer County Obituaries

 

 

Note: Obituaries listed below indicating they did not appear in

the Harrodsburg Herald are due to the fact that out-of-town funeral homes,

particularly those in Lexington and Danville,

have become very lax in

sending the information to the local paper.

 

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ROBERT BODINOF

     Robert Alexander “Bob” Bodinof, 69, of Harrodsburg, husband of Janice Wrobel Bodinof, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at his home.

     Born March 23, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Alexander R. and Jeanett Ozga Bodinof. 

     He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, was a retired computer specialist doing work for Toyota Boshoku, Modine, Signet and Eaton, was a member of the Green Dragon Society and a member of New Hope Baptist Church

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters, Cathy (David) Jachowski of Clemson, S.C. and Jennifer (Jonathan) Bennett of Lawrenceburg; one son, Daniel Bodinof of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Joyce Phillips of Coca Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Burian and Joan Lewis.

     Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Tim Brown and Jonathan Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Visitation today, Thursday, March 23, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     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 23, 2017)

 

 

VIRGINIA CAREY

     Virginia Carey, 96, of Harrodsburg, widow of Samuel Carey, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Willows in Harrodsburg.

     Born Feb. 8, 1921, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Vaulter and Willie Durr Graham.

     She was a retired seamstress for Palm Beach Manufacturing, was a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church, the Mercer County Senior Citizens and the Haggin Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

     Survivors include: a sister-in-law, Carolyn Browning; niece, Rosa and Jenny Carey, Rosa Browning, Lona Reynolds and Vicki Peavler, and nephews John Humkey, Melvin Meadows and Bruce Browning.

     A Funeral mass was held Friday, March 17, at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Al DeGiacomo officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Andrew Catholic Church Building Fund.

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

(HH Thu Mar 23, 2017)

 

GLADYS DONAHUE

     Gladys Edna Donahue, 91, of Danville, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Danville Health and Rehab in Danville.

     She was born on September 10, 1925 in Danville, Kentucky to the late Edward and Agnus Ash Pendygraft.

     Gladys was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Forrest Donahue.

Gladys worked for Boyle Pharmacy for many years and most importantly was a homemaker, raising a wonderful family. She was a member of Danville First Church of God.

     Surviving are: two daughters, Debbie Sallee (Danny) of Harrodsburg and Connie Stowe (Dale) of North Carolina; seven grandchildren: Danny Sallee, Jr., Cheryl Sallee, Chad Hendren, Shelly Smith, Mickey Stowe, Jr., Dana Jackson, and Allison Arros, 22 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Along with her husband and parents, Gladys was preceded in death by two brothers, CT Pendygraft and James Pendygraft and three sisters, Christine Neikirk, Flossie Milburn, and Ferba Westerfield.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, March 18, at the Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home with Bro. John Westerfield, Bro. Danny Sallee, and Mr. Dale Stowe officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Danny Sallee, Jr., Chad Hendren, Logan Thomas Hall, Matthew Allen, Thomas Lane Sallee, and Christopher Mills. Honorary pallbearers were Harrison Eugene Hendren, Morgan Martinez, Shawn Martinez, John D. Westerfield IV and John D. Westerfield V.

     Condolences may be made at www.preston-pruitt.com

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 23, 2017 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

PEARL GRITTON

     Pearl C. Gritton, 84, of Harrodsburg, widow of Maurice Gritton, died Monday, March 20, 2017.

Born May 28, 1932, in Irvine, she was the daughter of the late Headley and Annie Abney Berryman.

     She was a former cafeteria worker at Harrodsburg Independent School, former employee of Eaton/Signet manufacturing company, was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church and was a longtime member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.

     Survivors include: one son, Stephen (Millie) Gritton of Tryon, N.C.

     She was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Gritton Maus.

     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John David Lane. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Visitation Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Memorials are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to the Christian Life Center, 108 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Mar 23, 2017)

 

WILMA ROBINSON

     Wilma W. Robinson, 81, of Harrodsburg, wife of William “Bill” Robinson, died Sunday, March 19, at her home. 

     Born Oct. 8, 1935, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Marcus McKinnley and Verna Preston Watts.

     She was a retired LPN for the V.A. Hospital in Lexington, was a member of the West End Church of Christ and was a Kentucky Colonel.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: three daughters, Christinia Ruhland of Camarillo, Calif., Rita Griffin of Orlando, Fla. and Rebecca Burke of Stafford, Virginia, and six grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by four siblings.

     Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, March 24, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Bro. Rob Kernodle. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Salvisa.

     Visitation 11–2 p.m. Friday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Pallbearers will be Benjamin and William Griffin, John Marcum, Jerry Ledford, and Nathan Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew and Jack Ruhland, Samuel and Daniel Burke.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Ebenezer Cemetery Fund or Heritage Hospice.

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

(HH Thu Mar 23, 2017)

 

CHARITY RUSSELL

     Charity Nicole Huff Russell, 32, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Danville, KY.

     She was born November 7, 1984 to James Huff and the late Anita Darlene Grimes in Frankfort, KY.

     She was predeceased also by a daughter, Faith Lauren Huff.

     She is survived by: her father James (Annette) Huff of Las Vegas, Nevada; a husband Johnathan Russell of Harrodsburg; a son Johnathan Russell Jr. of Harrodsburg; and two daughters, Jocelyn Nicole Waltz of Mt. Eden, KY and Zoey Russell of Harrodsburg.

     A Memorial Service was held Friday, March 17, at the Stith Funeral Home in Junction City, Kentucky. Officiated by Rev. Tommy Valentine. Burial was in Junction City Cemetery.

An online guestbook is avail-able at www.stithfuneralhome.net.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 23, 2017 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LAURA SHOUSE

     Laura Frances Crask Shouse, 66, wife of the late William Lynn “Whimpy” Shouse. Passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

     Born May 12, 1950 in Franklin County, Laura is the daughter of the late Ancel Newton Crask and Lucille Shouse Crask.

     Laura retired from the State Justice Cabinet. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church and she enjoyed, singing in a gospel quartet and spending time with her family.

     She is survived by: a son, Dan T. Shouse (Lori Drury), of Anderson County; a brother, Michael B. Crask (Kathy) of Harrodsburg; a sister Connie Crask of Lawrenceburg; two nephews, Jason Michael Crask (Erica) and Andrew Jordan Crask; two grandchildren, Clayton Thomas Shouse and Leah Beth Shouse.

     In addition to her husband and parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Thomas Crask.

     Funeral services wee held Saturday, March 18, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Best Cemetery in Anderson County.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Crask, Andy Crask, Rickey Shouse, Brad Nethery, Larry Stevens, and Jerry Shely. Honorary bearers will be James Coleman Tinsley, Collis Searcy, Eddie Stevens, Jennifer Nethery, Alma Murphy, and Sadie Tinsley.

     Memorials in memory of Laura are suggested to U.K. Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose Street, Room #140, Lexington, KY 40536.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 23, 2017 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)