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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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"And now, mourn not, for a good, fulfilling life,

we are stepping through the garden gate

 into the next adventure."

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ELIZA SETTLES

     Eliza Jane Curtsinger Settles, age 90, of Tatham Ridge Road, Willisburg, passed away at 5:21 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on October 20, 1926 to the late Benjamin Franklin “Benny” and Amelia Frances Chesser Curtsinger,

     She was a homemaker and attended the Mt. Freedom Baptist Church.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, J.D. Settles on May 16, 2010; three sons, Ronnie Settles on January 10, 1976, Paul Keith Settles on August 4, 2009 and Carroll Davis Settles on November 26, 2011; three grandchildren, Brian Keith Chesser on November 2, 2014, Stephanie Dale Hamlin on February 7, 1976 and Rhonda Carol Frye; six brothers, A.B. Curtsinger in 1919, Herbert Wayne Curtsinger on July 11, 1934, Charles E. Curtsinger on November 6, 1966, Richard C. “R.C.” Curtsinger on June 13, 1984, Johnny Curtsinger on December 26, 2005 and Billy Gene Curtsinger on January 7, 2013 and one sister, Mattie Mae Hill on April 25, 1999.

     Survivors include: seven daughters, Eleanor Moore (Allen) of Springfield, Barbara Lewis of Bloomfield, Judy Payton (Roger), Kathy Divine (Ernie) and Gloria Hamlin (Ronnie), all of Harrodsburg, Connie Chesser (Keith) and Sherry Boblitt (Roy Jr.), all of Willisburg; four sons, Benjamin Settles (Judy) of Springfield, Stevie Settles and Donnie Settles of Mackville and Gary Settles (Jessica) of Willisburg; 29 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Bessie Yates (Kenneth) of  Springfield, Helen Cammack (James) of Willisburg, Nancy Campbell and Betty McIntrye (J.K.) of Louisville and a special friend, Sue Tucker.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jamie Chesser, pastor of the Mt. Freedom Baptist Church, officiating.

     Burial will be in Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

     Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Denita Simms, Faith Hackworth, Shannon Miles, Jessie Long, Kim Sagracy, Tiffany Lawson, Katina Harrison, Jennifer Hamlin, Lee Ann Lewis, Christy Boblitt, Jenna Settles, Misty Day and Kelly Johnson.

     Casket bearers will be Dinky Settles, Craig Settles, Jason Settles, Eric Boblitt, Aaron Moore, Wayne Payton, Garnett Payton, Lee Divine, Justin Chesser and Bailey Settles.

     In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to; Gideons International, Disabled American Veterans or Hospice of The Bluegrass.

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

 

SHANNON NEWMAN

     Shannon Newman, 53, of Salvisa, husband of Joyce Ann Nelson Newman, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg.

Born September 4, 1963, in Floyd County, he was the son of Johnie and Brenda Moore Newman.

     Survivors, other than his wife and parents, include: one daughter: Darian Callie Newman and one son: Luke Harrison Newman, both of Harrodsburg. One sister, Sonja (Randy) Allen of Harrodsburg; one brother, Johnie (Pam) Newman of Salvisa; several nieces and nephews and his dog/best friend, Sommer.

     Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 13, at 2 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Terry Morrison. Burial will follow in the Peter Cemetery, Mackville.

     Visitation will be Monday, December 12, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

     The family request memorial donations be sent to charity of one's choice.

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

 

 

 

DONOVAN PATTON

     Donovan Dakota "Petie" Patton, age 24, Harrodsburg, son of Kendall Lee and Wanda Jewel Bottoms Patton of Harrodsburg died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Ephraim McDowell RMC in Danville.

     Born April 24, 1992 in Danville. He was a graduate of Burgin High School, truck driver for RAJ Transport, loved to go fishing, do wood crafting, spending time with his children and family, was a member of the Cow Truck Mafia and a member of the First Baptist Church.

     Survivors, other than his parents, include: three daughters, Emma Grace Hicks, Lillian Faith Patton and Remmyongtun Reaighn Patton, all of Harrodsburg; one son, Kendall Isaiah Patton; four sisters Brianne Bradshaw,  Raquel Devine of Versailles, Shantel Franklin of Lexington, and Desiree' Patton of Harrodsburg; five brothers, Adam (Patricia) Hogan of Frankfort, Justin Smith, Devan Patton, Braxton Bradshaw and Braidon Bradshaw, all of Harrodsburg; his grandfather, Lester Patton, Sr. of Harrodsburg; his grandmother, Lucille Hayden of Harrodsburg; and his great grandmother, Elizabeth Burrus of Harrodsburg.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 10, at the Centennial Baptist Church by Elder J.D. Short III. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

     Pallbearers will be Russell Mayes, Larry Hart, Jamar Carter, Logan Woods, Alajywon Dean, Lamont Linton, Ja-lee Penix, J. J. Scott. Honorary bearers will be Clay Francis, Josh Woods, Cody Tinnell, Jamal Taylor, Dusty Curtsinger, Xavier Williams, Zack Jones and Rusty Edwards.

     Visitation will be Friday, December 9, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the church and Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church.

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

 

 

JOHN RUSSELL

     John Shelby Russell, 85, husband of Betty Pinkston Russell died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     Born March 10, 1931 in Washington County, Shelby was the son of the late Johnnie and Eula Coyle Russell.

     He was an Army Veteran, a self-employed plumber, a member of the Burgin Christian Church, a member of the Constitution Square Dancers and he loved to camp.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, are: two sons, Nathan Lynn (Michelle) Russell of Burgin and Tony Dewayne (Kyongyi) Russell of Lake Orion, MI; one step daughter, Glendora (Danny) Nelson of Shepherdsville; two brothers, Eddie (Peggy) Russell of Burgin and Lloyd (Charlotte) Russell of Springfield; two grandchildren, Meagan Lyn (Justin) Foster and Moyea Masaki Russell; three great-grandchildren, Sloan Caroline Foster, Ethan William Foster and Deacon Lennox Foster; one step grandchild, Marcy (Brian) Cunningham; two step great-grandchildren, Briana Cunningham and Mason Cunningham; several nieces and nephews also survive.

     Shelby was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Russell, his baby sister, two brothers: George and Orrie Russell and one grandson, Robert Lee Russell.

     Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Bailey and John Russell officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be with Brian Cunningham, Justin Foster, John Russell, Larry Sims, Darryl Russell and Lee Readnower. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Bonzo, Virgil Campbell and Robert Osbourne.

     Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, December 9, and after 7 a.m. Saturday December 10, at the funeral home.

     To share your memories or to contact the family please visit: www.alexanderandroyalty.com

 

BETTY BRINKLEY

     Betty J. Brinkley, 83, of Harrodsburg, wife of William R. “Bill” Brinkley, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     Born Nov. 12, 1933, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Gordon L. and Cammie Gabhart Preston.

     She was a retired Director of Nursing at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, was a member of the Kentucky Nurses Association, Business and Professional Women’s Club, was awarded Woman of the Year, was a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church, the Goodwill Sunday School Class and was the first female Board Chairperson.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: one daughter, Joyce (Joe) Chowning of Berea; one sister, Ruth Freeman of Harrodsburg, one niece, Pamela Rickerson and two grandchildren.

     Funeral services are today, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Gaye Haralu and Phil Williams officiating. Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Visitation Wednesday Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Pallbearers are Gene Lawson, Don Engler, Lonnie Campbell, Larry Royalty, Dan Chilton and Smith Perkins. Honorary pallbearers are Donna Mayes and the Goodwill Sunday School Class at Harrodsburg Christian Church.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Harrodsburg Christian Church, 305 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Dec 8, 2016)

 

 

LEON CINNAMON JR.

     Leon “Doodle” Cinnamon Jr., 57, of Harrodsburg, husband of Laura  Cooper Cinnamon, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

     Born Sept. 11, 1959, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Mary Lee Carmickle Cinnamon and the late Leon Cinnamon Sr.

     He was an employee of Horn Home Improvement, and was a member of the Pioneer Baptist Church.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters, Ashley Cinnamon and Chelsea Jones, both of Harrodsburg; three sons, Eric Cinnamon of Somerset, Sean Angel and Trey Hall both of Harrodsburg; one sister, Robin (James Paul) Murray of Harrodsburg and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John David Lane officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Visitation Wednesday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. until the time of service at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Pallbearers were Tim Horn, Greg Isham, Danny Merriman, Jimmy Patterson, Dale Cinnamon and David Cinnamon.

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

(HH Thu Dec 8, 2016)

 

AMY MOBLEY

     Amy Sue Mobley, 40, of Harrodsburg, daughter of Sandy Powell, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

     She was born April 7, 1976, in Harrodsburg, and attended the Centennial Baptist Church.

     Survivors, in addition to her mother, include: four uncles, Randy (Jeff Hatfield) McGinnis, Jerry (Debbie) McGinnis, Mike (Lynn) McGinnis, all of Harrodsburg and Donnie Daugherty of Stanford; three aunts, Kathy (Allen) Lewis of Versailles, Brenda (Bob) Silvers of Lancaster and Carolyn (Darrell) Mobley Peavler of Greenwood, Ind. and several cousins.

     She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Christine Hurst McGinnis and paternal grandparents, Hanley Mobley and Annetta Steele Mobley.

     Funeral services are today, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Derek Baker officiating.

     Visitation Thursday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m. until the time of service at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Humane Society, 896 Moberly Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Dec 8, 2016)

 

JOHN RUSSELL

     John Shelby Russell, 85, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

     Arrangements are incomplete at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

(HH Thu Dec 8, 2016)

 

DONOVAN PATTON

     Donovan Patton, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

     Arrangements are incomplete at Sims Funeral Services.

(HH Thu Dec 8, 2016)

 

JANET STAYTON

     Janet Stayton, 81, of Harrodsburg, widow of Edgar Stayton, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Golden Living Center in Stanford. 

     Born April 24, 1935, in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late John and Vernell Garmon Smith.

     She was a former bookkeeper and member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

     Survivors include: one son, John Stayton of Danville; one daughter, Lisa Pack of Glasgow; one step daughter, Sonja Cloud of Lexington; one brother, John Smith of Horse Cave; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Old Liberty Cemetery in Bradsfordville.

     Visitation today, Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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

(HH Thu Dec 8, 2016)

 

 

DAVID SUTTON

     David Lelon Sutton, age 72, of Shelbyville, died Friday, December 2, 2016 in Louisville.

     He is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Nellie Sue Sutton, of Shelbyville; son, David Eugene Sutton, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Seth Sutton, Spenser Sutton, Samuel Sutton; sisters, Cil Darland, of Harrodsburg, Audrey Freeman, of Colorado, Juanita Banardin, and Carol; and 6 great grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, at the Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville.

     Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Eminence Cemetery.

     Expressions of sympathy may be made to Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center 201 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202

     Condolences may be made at www.shannonfuneralhome.com

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 8, 2016 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

 

 

DONNIE TYLER

     Donald “Donnie” Tyler, 64, of Harrodsburg, husband of Pauline Prather, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Baptist Health in Louisville. 

     Born May 19, 1952, in Mercer County, he was the son of Amanda Coker Tyler and the late J. F. Tyler.

     He was a self employed farmer, livestock dealer, served in the Kentucky National Guard and was a member of the Deep Creek Baptist Church.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter, Kristen (Tim) Wade of Harrodsburg; one son, Michael Tyler of Harrodsburg and one grandson, Tyler Clay Wade.

     He was preceded in death by one grandson, Weston Lee Wade and one brother, Jerry Tyler.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Greg Ross, Ernie Prather, Jon Curtis Prather, Tyler Goodlett, Dakota Goodlett, Daniel Goodlett, Scott Garrison, Edwin Riley and Bobby Joe Prather. Honorary pallbearers were cousins and special friends. 

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.

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

(HH Thu Dec 8, 2016)

 

KIM WARNER

     Kim A. Warner, 55, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 

     Born Dec. 10, 1960, in Mercer County, she was daughter of J.C. Warner and the late Nancy Coker Warner.

     She was a former child care provider and a member of the Cornishville Baptist Church.

     Survivors include: one son, Lee (Amy) Baker of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Lyndsey Baker and Lesley Baker, both of Harrodsburg; one step son, Chad Baker; one step daughter, Pam Baker; one brother, John (Sheri) Warner of Harrodsburg; one sister, Lynne (Logan) Lynn of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren, two step grandchildren one great-step grandson and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Mark King officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Logan Lynn, Logan Lynn II, David Lynn, Spencer Warner, John Martin Warner, Lee Claunch, Dylan Baker and Ashton Dixon. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Lynn, Denny Coslow, Terry Coslow and Chris Murphy.

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

(HH Thu Dec 8, 2016)