ARCHIVES

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.

 

-----

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

we are stepping through the garden gate

 into the next adventure."

-----

 

 

 

 

 

JOSHUA SULLIVAN

Joshua T. Sullivan, DMD, 38, died Nov. 19, 2014, at his home in Valdosta, GA, where he lived for the last four years.

He was born December 12, 1975, in Lexington.

He was a member of the House of Joy and a pediatric dentist with South Georgia Pediatric Dentistry. Known as “Dr. Josh” to his patients and the dental community, he was an avid fisherman and dog lover and was involved with many humane societies. He was active at Crossfit Winnersville and volunteered teaching at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Josh loved airplanes and was a strong supporter of our military. After graduating from Bryan Station High School, he went on to graduate cum laude from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY. with a B.S. in Biology. While at Georgetown, he played baseball for the Tigers. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from, and completed both his General Practice and Pediatric Dental residence at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington.

Survivors include his parents, David Sullivan, Sr. of Lexington, and Donna Sullivan of Harrodsburg; his brother and sister in law, David Jr. and Tiua Chilton Sullivan; his nieces, Mallory Ann Sullivan and Kelia Renee Sullivan all of Salvisa; great aunt, Betty J. Irvin of Lexington, longtime special friend, Andrea Boutwell and her son, Drew, of Valdosta, GA, and his beloved pets, Jaxon and Boomer.

A memorial service was held Friday at Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta, GA.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home – Harrodsburg Rd. with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service.

Pallbearers include brother David Sullivan Jr., cousins Seth and Jordan Page, Michael Wallace, Tyler Singleton, friends Marty Wells, Tony Hiler and Marlin Johnson.

Memorials may be made to the House of Joy, P.O. Box 2615, Valdosta, GA 31604 or the Humane Society of your choice.

 

LANA WARD

Lana Gayle Ward, 63, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, November 20, 2014.

Born Dec. 11, 1950, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hallie Dee Logue Lanham.

She was a retired unit secretary at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and was a member of the Salt River Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of AMVETS.

Survivors include: two daughters, Heather (Jeremy Yates) Hilton and April (James) Coppage, both of Danville; two sons, Travis (Lora) Lanham and Scott (Kim) Lanham, both of Mercer County; three siblings, Jane Hilton, Junction City, Eddie Lanham, Danville, and Ross (Gloria) Lanham, Danville; eight grandchildren; best friend, Rachael Goodlett.

Services eill be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 24, 2014, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.

Pallbearers will be Marty Hurst, Rhyan and Chuck Lanham, Logan Coppage, Jeremy Yates, Alex and Jared Lay, and Zac Crain.

Honorary bearers will be Haleigh, Tori and Reece Lanham, Morgan Coppage, Austin and Cody Yates.

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

 

ARVENA FOWLER

Arvena Jones Fowler, 86, wife for 60 years to Garnett Fowler, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born July 26, 1928 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Nannie Mae Brummett Jones.

She had worked for 14 Years at Palm Beach, was a homemaker, and a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church. 

Besides her husband, she is survived by: two sons, Michael Wayne Fowler of Harrodsburg and Danny Mark Fowler of Lexington; two sisters, Lois Ann Carrier of Lancaster and Eula Parks of Lexington; one brother, Paul Edward Jones of Stanford and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Nellie Marie Denny, Dorothy Dean Greene, and Beulah Garner and two brothers, Gilbert Lee Jones and Charlie Jones, Jr.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Burgin Memorial Gardens.

No visitation will be held.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Sunrise Children’s Services, 300 Hope Street, Mt Washington, KY 40047.

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

 

HARRISON HARDIN

Harrison Leon Hardin, 67 of Stanford passed Tues. Nov. 18, 2014 in Danville.

Born Oct. 12, 1947 in Washington Co., he was the son of the late Russell and Helen Sims Hardin.

He was retired from the rock quarry in Nicholasville and attended Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by 2 children: Russell and Aliesha.

He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn Hardin; one daughter, Debi Hardin; one son, Harrison “Pooch” (Katina) Hardin, Jr. both of Stanford; one brother, Charles (Pam) Hardin and one sister Polly Ross, both of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren, Drake, Blake, Nick, Matthew, Madison, Ethan and Trinity Hardin; and one great-grandson, Ayden Hardin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland by Bro. Gary Douglas with burial in Battle Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. on Friday.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy and Junior Taylor, David and Jimmy Harrison, and Chris and Marty Ross

Guestbook at www.wlpruitt.com.

 

J. R. ROBINSON

J. R. Robinson, age 84, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Robinson was born in Lexington to the late Thomas and Stella Crouch Robinson.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church; a steel worker for Great Lakes Steel for 32 years; and served in the U.S. Army.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bobby Chesser officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

No visitation scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the Colorectal Cancer Association.

 

Gracie Allen

Gracie Elizabeth Allen, age 77, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born July 21, 1937 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Hunn and Gracie Pearl Bess.

She was an employee of the Ole Bus Station and a member of St. Peter AME Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Melinda (Kevin) Jackson, Lexington and Michelle Allen, Louisville; two sons, Van Allen, Lexington and Michael Allen, Harrodsburg; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Christopher and Eric Allen and one sister, Paula Young.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Sims Funeral Services by Elder J. D. Short III with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is from 12 noon until service.

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

 

 

RICKY OVERSTREET

Ricky Overstreet, 57, of Lawrenceburg passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at his home.

He is the son of Wanda Baker Spicer of Lawrenceburg and the late Ollie V. Overstreet.

Ricky worked as a mechanic and enjoyed fishing, cooking and gardening.

Including his mother, Ricky is survived by: his daughter, Christy Gail Overstreet of FL; three brothers, Donnie Overstreet of WI, Jimmy Overstreet of Harrodsburg, Billy (Kim) Overstreet of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Rita (Dale) Waldridge and Donna (Tony) Stewart, both of Lawrenceburg; and his girlfriend, Janie Kincaid.

Along with his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Overstreet and a brother, Connie B. Overstreet.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21st at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Anderson County Relay for Life, c/o Kim Jennings, Commonwealth Credit Union, 1015 Crossroads Dr., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

 

MARGIE NOEL

Margie Stinnett Noel, 90, widow of Lee Roy Noel, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born March 13, 1924 in Nicholasville, she was the daughter of the late Wilmert and Mrytle Davis Stinnett.

She was a retired Shakertown at Pleasant Hill employee, was a member of the Burgin Baptist Church where she was involved as a Girls Auxiliary Leader and in the W.M.U.

Survivors include: three sons, Roy Daniel Noel of Harrodsburg, Mark Bradley Noel of Harrodsburg and Davis Wilmert (Dayna) Noel of Burgin; two daughters, Margie Allen (James) Miles of Medon, TN and Sharon Lee (Randy) Smallwood of Brighton, TN; two sister-in-laws, Helen Young and Mamie Stinnett; six grandchildren, Stephanie, Todd, Brandon, Chadwick, Jeff and Stacy; four great-grandchildren, Brittany, Reese, Danielle and Savannah and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marita Gay Noel, three sisters, Lorene Burton, Pearl Fain and Emily Teater and three brothers, Arnold Stinnett, Stratton Stinnett and Marvin Stinnett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. James Heard, Bro. Carl McCray and David Woodward officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Lindsay, Christopher Todd Russell, William Chadwick Noel, Brandon James Noel, Jeffery Noel, Roy Wesley Stinnett, and Stuart Lee Mattingly. Roy Daniel Noel, Randall Smallwood, James Miles, Stanley Stinnett, William A. Bottom, David Sims, Pat Lear, Gene Robinson, Eddie Russell, Stanley Clay Stinnett, Bill Waggoner, Lynn Russell and Barry Sexton will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 7 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

LONNIE DENSON

Lonnie “Gene” Denson, age 66, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Sunday November 16th, 2014 at his residence.

He was born in Liberty, KY on April 3rd, 1948 to Annabelle Downs Emerson of Liberty and the late Noah Wheeler Denson.

He was former welder with Caldwell Tanks.

Additional Survivors include: One Daughter: Tonya Denson of Liberty, one step-daughter: Amy Thomas of Liberty, two grandchildren, Zachary and Morgan Brown; one step-grandchild, Corey McCawley; one step-great-grandchild, Branson McCawley; three sisters, Lucille Byrd of Liberty, Geraldine Meeks of Harrodsburg and Anita Denson of Liberty; and two brothers, Shirley and Garland Denson, both of Liberty.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday November 19th, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services will be held at1 p.m. Wednesday November 19th, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Phillip Smallwood officiating. Burial will be in the Tapscott Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

TEDDY RUSSELL

Teddy G. Russell, of Versailles, 66, husband of Anna Robinson Russell, died Monday, November 17, 2014.

He was born in Powell County, to the late Chester Russell and Aretta Reed Freeman on September 18, 1948.

Mr. Russell was a night watchmen for various horse farms.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Johnathan Russell, Harrodsburg and Cynthia Russell, Lawrenceburg; step children, Donnie Walton, Jr, Lawrenceburg, Shawn Walton, Lexington and Rebecca Walton, Lawrenceburg; his sisters, Sue Cochran, Frankfort, Juanita Jones, Lawrenceburg, Madge Wilburn, Frankfort, Junie Russell, Versailles and Molly Wyman, Lawrenceburg; brother, James Russell, Versailles; grandchildren, Zoie Russell and Johnathan Russell, Jr; 4 Step Grandchildren, Andrew Domaschko, Jerrod Walton, Cheyenne and James Evans.

He is preceded in death by his son, Teddy Wayne Russell, his brothers, Pitt Stivers and Charlie Ray Russell and his granddaughter, Faith Huff.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Clark Legacy Center is in charge of arrangements.

 

MARY BLAKEMORE

Mary Carolyn Driscoll Blakemore, 68, of Lawrenceburg passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home.

She is the daughter of the late William Horace and Mary Catherine Phillips Driscoll.

Born Sept. 1, 1946 in Mercer County, KY, she worked as a truck driver for Shade Tree Enterprises and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, George Blakemore; three children, Lisa Deaton of Lawrenceburg, Jeff (Jackie Devine) Deaton of Harrodsburg, and Tracie Vonadore of Lexington; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Cremation was chosen. No services are scheduled.

The Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

BILLY GROSS

Billy Gross, 78, of Harrodsburg, husband of Mary Chambers Gross, died Tue., Nov. 18, 2014.

Born Sept. 6, 1936, in Cincinnati, OH, he was the son of the late Pete and Mae Johnson Gross.

He was retired owner and operator of Gross Enterprise, Danville, and was a member of the Christian church.  Mr. Gross also served four years in the Ohio National Guard as a trucker and marksman.

Other survivors include: three special nieces, Dana Murphy, Mercer Co., Janice Albright, Stanford, and Cindy Nevius, Junction City; four nephews; three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; two special companion pets, Skeeter and Allie.

Services will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.  Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

 

JEFFERY BAKER

Jeffery Allen Baker 55, formerly of Harrodsburg, husband of Tanya Baker, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.

Born Nov. 19, 1958 in Mercer County, he was the son of Alice Juanita Pittman Baker and the late Bobby Eugene Baker.

He was employed by IOS.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include, two sons Jeffery Weldon and Matthew Allen Baker both of Oklahoma; two daughters, Sarah Jo Baker and Amber Marie Baker both of Oklahoma; three step children; one brother, Robbie Baker of Burgin, two sisters Janice (Henry) Sims of Harrodsburg and Debbie Fairchild of Harrodsburg, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jamie Allen Baker and one brother, Joey Lee Baker Sr.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m., with Brother David Collier officiating at Fellowship Baptist Church.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

 

FRANCES BARNES

Frances Smith Barnes, 87, widow of Marvin H. Barnes, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 18, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Cleo Bell Smith.

She was retired from Hallmack and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Margaret Claunch,  Virginia (Marshall Sawyer) Edwards, Elizabeth (Freddie) Votaw, all of Harrodsburg; one step daughter Joyce Devine of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Nancy Barger of Burgin, Laura Hurst of Harrodsburg and Patricia Byrd of Burgin; two brothers, Ralph C. Smith and Glave Smith both of Danville; 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Donald H. “Buddy” Barnes; one step son, Denzil M. Barnes; one grandson, Donald Bo Barnes; three sisters, Lily Satterly, Myrtle Leathers and Betty Smith and three brothers, Bradley Smith, Marvin Smith and Johnny Smith.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. James Harley officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Denzil Claunch, John Claunch, Jennifer Bryant, Shannon Votaw Murray, Brandie Votaw-Smith, Donnie Edwards, Damon Edwards and Tina Edwards Jones. Honorary Pallbearers were Carol Matney, Tracy McGinnis, Amanda Barnes and Stacy Young. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. 

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

CHARLES BEAMS

Charles E. Beams, 86, husband of Inez Johnson Beams died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at his residence.

Born Jan. 27, 1928 in Louisville, he was the son of the late Emmett and Rebecca Coleman Crockett Beams.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, a member of the New Providence Presbyterian Church, a Kentucky Colonel, former employee of Western Electric and Owner of Becom Telecommunications.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Gary Beams of Valrico, Fla., and David P. (Robin) Beams of Mercer County; one daughter, Sandra G. Beams of Tampa, Fla., three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Kermit, Kenneth, Forrest and Elmer Beams and two sisters, Norma Hibbs and Eva Dixon.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at the New Providence Presbyterian Church with Rev. James Byrd officiating.  Burial is in New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers are David Duncan, Bob Coffman, Michael Davenport, Steve Long, Bill Marks and Barry Newby.

Visitation Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Thursday 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home and after 12 p.m. Thursday at the New Providence Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

CATHERINE DIVINE

Catherine Frances Divine, 92, of Harrodsburg, widow of William H. Divine, died Sunday, Nov. 16, at her residence.

Born June 4, 1922, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. Sr. and Rosie Carr Baker.

She was a member of the Southside Christian Church and was a retired Inspector for Corning Inc.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia (Gary) Lay of Harrodsburg; one sister, Barbara Logue of Harrodsburg; one brother, Maurice Baker of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren;  nine great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Baker Jr. and four sisters, Mary Caton, Estelle Baker, Margaret Curtsinger and Lettie McCroskey.

Funeral services Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Matthew Robbins officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dillon Carmichael, Logan and Myles Hill, Zachary Lay, Jerry White and  Jon Sanders.  Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Dale Freeman, Marvin “Bubby” Isham, Bobby Jack Baker, Brent Logue and Charlotte Guthrie.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423 or to the Southside Christian Church Building Fund, 1950 Danville Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

JIMMY GAMBLE

Jimmy Darel Gamble, 67, of Salvisa, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington.

Born June 29, 1947, in Letcher County, he was the son of the late Andrew and the late Emmajean Mae Combs Gamble.

He was and Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was self employed handyman. 

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Gamble of Lexington, one son, John W. (Heidi) Gamble of Kingsland, Ga.; two sisters, Linda Burus of Lawrenceburg and Ozella Hundley of Lotts Kreek, two brothers, Larry Gamble of Lotts Creek and Gary Gamble of Harrodsburg and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the V.A. Hospice Unit Leestown, 1101 Veterans Drive, Lexington, KY 40502

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

LEANNA GOODLETT

Leeanna “Lexi” Goodlett, 16, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Born July 20, 1998 in Danville, she was the daughter Harold D. “Bo” Goodlett and Jeannie Renee Matthews Bruner.

She was a student at Mercer Senior High and was active in the Child Development Services Class working directly with Nicole Osborne and local kindergartners and was also a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Chris Estes  and Cody Matthews of Harrodsburg, paternal grandparents, Margaret “Nana” and Harold “Popa” Goodlett of Harrodsburg; maternal grandparents, Ruby Peyton of Harrodsburg and the late Talt “Junior” Matthews; God father, Michael Lopp of Harrodsburg and special friend, Hayley Lynn.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 17  at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Bro. James Harley and Bro. Derek Baker officiating. Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Lopp, Terry Thomas, Levi Swann, Billy Votaw, Chris Goodlett, Christopher Estes, Barry Bandy, Blake Bandy. Honorary pallbearers were Haley Lynn, Desiree Patton, Brooklyn Darland, Megan Brown, Tiffany Kirkpatrick, Jazzmyn Sadler, Chelsea Sadler, Katie Savage, Juania Garcia, Cody Matthews, Popa Goodlett and the 2016 Mercer County Senior High classmates.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

MARY GRAVELY

Mary Mitchell Gravely, 87, widow of William W. Gravely, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at her residence.

Born April 23, 1927 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late W.T. and Mae Mitchell Wooldridge.

She was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School, Maryville (Tennessee) College and the University of Kentucky; was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Harrodsburg, was an educator in the Harrodsburg and Mercer County school systems, was a member and former Registrar and Regent of the Jane McAfee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Jamestown Society, Morgan’s Men, Boonesborough Society, Ancient Planters, Dames of the Magna Carta, Washington’s Men at Valley Forge, and a former member of Colonial Dames and Daughters of the Confederacy.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary (Craig) Reinhardt of Lexington; two sons, William (Nancy) Gravely Jr. of Glasgow and Tom (Linda) Gravely of Edgewood, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Wooldridge Wilson.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the United Presbyterian Church of Harrodsburg

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church Academy Fund or Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

DEBORAH GRIFFIN

Deborah Hughes Griffin, 55, wife of Kenny Griffin, died Sunday, Nov. 16.

Born January 9, 1959 in Lexington, she was the daughter of Raymond and Ruby Hughes.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and parents, include one daughter, Sherri (Shawn) Schmonsky, of Nashville, Tenn.; three sons, Brad (Teralea) Griffin of Lexington, Josh (Kayla) Flora of Versailles and Michael (Amber) Griffin of Salvisa; two brothers, David Hughes of Lexington and Tony Hughes of Versailles; three sisters, Patty Carmichael of Lexington, Kristi (David) Grubbs of Versailles and Shannon (Kevin) Hatfield of Nebraska and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing with Reverend Orville Griffin and Brother Jeremy Pope officiating.

Visitation 5-7 p.m. this evening at Clark Legacy Center.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or ALS Association.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

RICHARD HONSINGER

Richard Chistopher Honsinger, 84, of Harrodsburg, husband of Delores Ann Harlow Honsinger, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at his residence.

Born Oct. 13, 1930, in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of the late Robert M. and Ann Wengar Honsinger.

He was a retired drive-in theater manager, member of the Cornishville Baptist Church and was an Army Veteran of WWII, was a lifetime member of the VFW, DAV, American Legion, DVA and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three step sons, Bobby (Julie) Young of Georgetown, James (Mary) Young of Okeechobee, Fla. and Jeffrey (Debbie) Young of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Gloria Mione and Mary Jane Milenda both of N.Y., one brother, Robert L. Honsinger, of N.Y.; six grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with  Mark King officiating. Burial was in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, National Headquarters, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517 or to Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

CLIFFORD HOUP

Clifford Wayne Houp, 74, of Harrodsburg, husband of Patricia Houp, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at his residence.

Born Sept. 22, 1940 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Virgil and Christine “Tinse” Carey Houp.

He was a retired employee of Kentucky Utilities and a farmer and was a member of the Shawnee Run Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Tracy Houp of Salvisa and Trisha (Donnie) Cocanougher of Harrodsburg, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter: Kimberly Houp, one brother, Edmund Houpe and one sister, Pasty Webb.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Lester Tirey officiating. Burial was in the Shawnee Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Donnie Webb, Kenny Carey, Justin Jenkins, Eddie Jenkins, Mike Robinson and German “Poncho” Vasquez. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Gross, Roy Lee Sanders, Pete Sherrow, Charles Sanders, Gene Robinson, Clay Adams, Stanley Riney, Donnie Tatum, Lee Howard Releford and Doug Johns.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Parkinson Disease Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

STEVEN MCCRYSTAL

Steven Warren McCrystal, 61, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Feb. 19, 1953 in Okaloosa, Fla., he was the son of the late Arnold and Barbara King McCrystal.

He was a graduate of Mercer County High School, an outside sales consultant for Sears, was a Hot Shot firefighter in New Mexico and was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Amy (Joe) Smith of Harrodsburg, Shannon (Keith) Sessom and Heather McCrystal both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Karen (Chris) Ahrens of Colorado Springs, Sandra Huesing of San Antonio, Tex.; two brothers, Michael (Monica) McCrystal of Denver, Colo. and Jeff (JoEtta) McCrystal of Harrodsburg; companion, Mae Murphy Mills of Harrodsburg and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald McCrystal and Larry McCrystal.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 14 with Father Noel Zamora officiating at Sims Funeral Services.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

MARGIE NOEL

Margie Noel, 90 of Harrodsburg died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 

Arrangements are incomplete at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)

 

PAUL RUEHS

Paul A. Ruehs, 86, of Harrodsburg, widower of Roaslinde  Dammert  Ruehs, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. 

Born October 20, 1928, in Patterson, NJ, he was the son of  the late Waldo and Martha Scheimer Ruehs.

He was a supervisor for Thomas Electronics in New Jersey.

Survivors include, Erich (Angie) Ruehs of Harrodsburg, Karl Ruehs of Phoenix, Ariz., Paul Ruehs Jr. of Fredrick, Md. and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Madeline Giuri.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Father Noel Zamora officiating.

Visitation today at 4:30 p.m. until the hour of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Andrews Building Fund, 1125 Danville Rd. Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Oct 20, 2014)