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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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we are stepping through the garden gate

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SUSAN BRYANT

     Susan V. Bryant, 51, of Harrodsburg, died March 2, 2015.

     She is survived by: her husband Michael Bryant; daughters Decina Gibbons, Jaynia Allen and Aly (Bryan) Muteshi; son Jacob Bryant; sisters Tammy (Craig) Green-Smith and Jacqueline Green; brothers Danny Balanger, Rodney Howard and Randy Balanger; granddaughter Lillian Allen and her mother Francis (Howard) Green.

     She is preceded in death by her father Bobby Green.

     Susan loved to spend time in the kitchen where she was known as a great cook, she loved helping people in need; painting and making crafts. In her younger years, she loved to spend time outdoors hiking and camping especially in the mountains. In her yard, she liked to garden both vegetables and flowers.

     She was known for her wisdom to "Follow Your Heart" and to do it "Chomp Chomp!"

     Above all, she loved her role as a wife, a mother and a grandmother.

     There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, followed by a service at 2 p.m. at Clark Legacy Center in Brannon Crossing.

 

 

 

HAZEL YOUNGER

     Hazel Bunton Younger, 91, widow of Cloyse Younger, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

     Born in Harrodsburg, she was a daughter of the late James and Mabel Bunton.

     Survivors are: one son, Michael (Amy) Younger, Winchester; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Younger; three grandchildren, Mickey (Angie) Younger, Lexington, Bradley Younger, CA, and Chris Younger, Stanford; five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Cole, Jamie, Amber and Jason; two step grandchildren, David and Jonathan Greene; six step great-grandchildren, Tyler, Corey, Ashley, Harrison, Kaitlin and Jackson Greene; two sisters, Janice Craig, Springfield and Barbara Burberry, Midway; and a brother, Danny Bunton, Salvisa.

     She was preceded in death by a son, Bill Younger.

     Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St., Lexington, by Bro. Bobby Lakes. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

     Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

     In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504.

 

JAMES JOHNSON

     James E. Johnson, 77, widower of Ethel Mae Johnson, died Monday, March 2, 2015.

He was born February 12, 1938 in Mercer County to the late Mundy and Betssie Horton Johnson.

     Survivors are his children, Linda Faye Jones, Becky Johnson Hatter, Lisa Marie Watson, Dellann Short, Kelley Johnson Parmley, Hugh S. Johnson, David Delmar Tudor, Allen Johnson, Phillip L. Johnson, Jimmy Dale Tudor and Howard "Howie" Tudor, 25 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and his first wife, Helen Doris Russell and other family members and friends.

     James was also preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ann Tudor Elliott and two sons, Wallace Benjamin "Ben" Johnson and Robbie Tudor and six siblings.

     Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Betts & West Funeral Home, Nicholasville, with Leonard Fitch officiating. Burial will follow in Shawnee Run Cemetery.

     Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

     Grandsons will serve as bearers.

     Online guestbook at www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com

 

MARGARET ADEN

Margaret Ann Nooe Aden, 72, wife of James Aden, died Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Born May 6, 1942, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Morgan and Margaret Cannon Nooe, she received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky. She was a retired sales representative. She loved animals, the Kentucky Derby, and her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two daughters, Paige Wagner (Pete) of Azle, Texas and Megan Stibora (Mike) of Arlington, Texas; three grandchildren, Adam Johnson (Brianna), Sarah Wagner and Beth Wagner, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at www.spca.org or Mothers Against Drunk Driving at www.madd.org. Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.alexanderandroyalty.com

(HH Thu Mar 5, 2015)

 

SAMUEL CALDWELL

Samuel T. Caldwell, 85, died Friday, February 27, 2015.

He was born March 5, 1929 in Danville, son of the late Samuel H. and Laura Gates Caldwell.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a founding member of the Boyle Co. Fish and Game Club. Sam was a machinist for forty years at Corning Glass and Phillips Lighting.

He was predeceased by his eight siblings: Frances Daugherty, Elizabeth Barker, Billy Caldwell, Margaret Fetterman, Jane Stephenson, Daisy Kirkland, Ellen Smith and Joe Caldwell and a great-granddaughter, Natalie Grace Caldwell.

He is survived by: his wife, Norma Y. Caldwell of Danville; two sons, Sammy G. (Joan) Caldwell of Harrodsburg and David B. Caldwell of Danville; two grandchildren, Stephanie Shawn (Rob) Cloyd and Benjamin Joseph (Kasey) Caldwell and two great-grandchildren, Ayden Samuel Cloyd and Delaney Gayle Cloyd.

The funeral service was conducted Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Stith Funeral Home, Danville. Rev. Greg Hancock will officiate. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice or the charity of your choice.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 5, 2015 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

GORMAN CAMPBELL

Gorman Robert Campbell, 84, of Harrodsburg, widower of Louise McGinnis Campbell, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1930, in Whitley County, he was the son of the late Bill and Carrie (Perkins) Campbell. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include one nephew, David (Martha) Campbell of Harrodsburg; one niece, Frances Campbell of Harrodsburg; one great-niece, Cathy Campbell Grider of Harrodsburg; one great-great-nephew and one great-great-niece, Caleb and Kate Grider; special friends, George and Connie Gibson, and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Doug Wesley officiating. Visitation Friday, 5 p.m. until the hour of service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Relay for Life, P.O. Box 411, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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

(HH Thu Mar 5, 2015)

 

 

ROGER CHESER

Roger Dale Cheser, 56, of Willisburg passed away at 7:15 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Nov. 30, 1958, in Lebanon, he was the son ofBobby and Mary Harmon Cheser, he was a member of the Willisburg Baptist Church, a 1976 graduate of Washington County High School, a graduate of the Kentucky College of Technology and an employee of Hitachi Automotive of Harrodsburg.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one son, Alex Cheser of Willisburg; one sister, Rita Milburn (Brad) of Willisburg; one brother, Larry Cheser (Debbie) of Harrodsburg; two nephews, Clay Cheser (Ann) and Will Cheser (Crissi); one niece, Missy Milburn; one great-nephew and two great-nieces.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. J.W. Hatfield, pastor of the Willisburg Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Pallbearers were Chris Reynolds, Brad Milburn, Charles Russell, Lynn Bailey, Randy Smith, Terry Cheser and Hallie Price.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association or The Willisburg Cemetery Fund.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu Mar 5, 2015)

 

THELMA DARLAND

Thelma Darland, 86, of Salvisa, widow of Randell L. Darland, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Harrodsburg.

Born Dec. 26, 1928, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Wilham) Leonard. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salvisa Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Bradley of Russell Springs; three sons, Michael Darland and Steve Darland, both of Harrodsburg, and Todd Darland of Springfield; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Ralph Morris, Danny Brock, Charles Burkhead, Art Hembree, Russell Brock and Ray Reichenbach.

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

(HH Thu Mar 5, 2015)

 

 

RUTH GRIDER

Ruth Wadelee Burnside Grider, 84 of Danville, died Sunday March 1, 2015.

Born October 5, 1930 in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Arthur and Isabelle Mayberry Lane Burnside.

Ruth was a 1949 graduate of Junction City High School. She loved to sew and at one time owned Ruth's Fabric Store and worked for Genesco. Ruth also owned East 80 Furniture Store in Russell Springs for five years. She operated Grider Furniture with her late husband, K.G. "George" Grider and was an avid UK Basketball fan. Ruth loved to cook, craft, knit, crochet, and canning. She also was a great horse show mom and 4-H Leader when her children were growing up.

In addition to her husband, Ruth was predeceased by five brothers, J.R. (Grace) Burnside, Ralph Burnside, Clyde (Minnie) Burnside, Joe Burnside, and Earl Burnside, and one sister, Dorothy Helen Burnside.

She is survived by: a daughter, Becci (Kent) Loomer of Harrodsburg; a son, Lewis (Renee) Grider of Junction City; a brother, Charles (Marilyn) Burnside of Troy, a sister Drucilla Highland of Ft Worth, TX; three sisters-in-law, Ethel Burnside of Danville, Betty Burnside White, of Oklahoma, and Gladys Burnside of Stanford; three grandchildren, Knacey Grace Loomer, Joanah Baylee Loomer, and Kalem (Jessica) Grasham; and three great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Jake and Kassidy Grasham and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m., Thursday March 5, 2015 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City with Rev, Lewis Walter officiating. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m., Wednesday March 4, 2015 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City.

Pallbearers will be Randy Grider, Rob Grider, Kalem Grasham, Darrell Rice, Steve Martin, and Brad Logan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chip McGinnis, Pete Owens, Kevin Wilkerson, and Kevin Cox.

Memorial donations are suggested to Central Kentucky Equine Human Center, 1713 Catnip Hill Rd. Nicholasville, Ky. 40356.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 5, 2015 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

JOSEPH MATTINGLY

Joseph Justin Mattingly, 67, of Harrodsburg, husband of Beverly Price, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington.

Born June 4, 1947, in Marion County, he was the son of the late George Edwin and Lucille (Taylor) Mattingly. He was a retired Foreman for Interplex Plastics, was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife include one son, Les (Jody) Mattingly of Crab Orchard; one sister, Ann Margaret (Joe) Brady of Loretto; one brother, Wayne Taylor (Mary) Mattingly of Bardstown; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kimberbly Michelle “Kimmie” Mattingly, and one brother, Donnie Mattingly.

Graveside services with military rites were conducted 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Prayer services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Deacon Brian Wentz officiating.

Pallbearers were Jimmy and Wesley Brady, Levi Mattingly, David Ray Hardesty, Joe Pat Taylor and Jared Robbins. Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Tyler Mattingly, Justin Lee Mattingly and Brian Kelly Turner.

Memorials contributions may be made to VAMC, 1101 Veterans Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 or to Relay for Life, P.O. Box 411, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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

(HH Thu Mar 5, 2015)

 

DORSEY MCAFEE

Dorsey McAfee, 66, husband of Vickie McKinney McAfee, retired Speedway employee and former TruCheck employee, died Friday, February 27, 2015.

Born at Wolf Lake, IN, he was son of Douglas B. McAfee of Harrodsburg and the late Jean Spencer McAfee.

Dorsey was a U. S. Marine veteran and member of the Versailles Church of God.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and father, include: two sons, Brandon (Courtney Russom) McAfee of Versailles and D. J. (Sarah) McAfee of Lexington; four daughters, Ashley (Casey Barber) McAfee of Versailles, Melissa (Robert) Reeves and Jennifer McAfee, both of McKee, April (Danny) Huff of Tyner; two sisters, Pat (Gary) Simmons of Jacksonville, FL, Betty "Boots" Lunsford of Versailles; a brother, Joe McAfee of Athens, TN, and 13 grandchildren.

Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 1

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home.with Rev. Frank Layne officiating. Burial followed at Rose Crest Cemetery.

Pallbearers were D. J. McAfee, Brandon McAfee, Robert Reeves, Casey Barber, Kenneth Lunsford Jr, and Clarence Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers were co-workers from TruCheck.

Memorials are suggested to the Versailles Church of God.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 5, 2015 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ELSIE MCCOY

Elsie Mayhorn McCoy, 90, of Ransom died Feb. 17, 2015 at her residence.

Born April 16, 1924, in Freeburn, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Elzabeth Eldridge Mayhorn. 

Survivors include two sons, James Acie McCoy of Harrodsburg and Ellis (Diana) McCoy of Ransom; one daughter, Shirley (Fred) Holbrook of Stanford; two brothers, Ralph Mayhorn of Freeburn and Marcus (Pat) Mayhorn of Hartley, Del.; one sister, Faye Hatfield of Wilmington, Del.; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

A private burial was held at the Dotson Family Cemetery in Ransom. Memorial services will be April 19, 2015. R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Mar 5, 2015)

 

 

 

GERALD PEACH

Gerald Wayne Peach, 70, of Lawrenceburg, husband of 51 years of Brenda Sue Drury Peach, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at his home.

Born December 26, 1944 in Anderson County, he is the son of the late Thomas Wesley and Henrietta Cornish Peach and was also preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Lynn Peach.

A retired 34 year employee of Sylvania in Versailles, Gerald formerly served as a volunteer fire fighter for the City of Lawrenceburg. He was a member of the Fairview Christian Church and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Along with his wife, Gerald is survived by: three children, Tammy Ransdell of Harrodsburg, Richard (Patricia) Peach and Teddy (Rhonda) Peach, all of Lawrenceburg; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Peggy (Tony) Gates of Lawrenceburg; three brothers, Bobby (Peggy) Peach of FL, Jerry (Brenda) Peach and Scottie (Barbara) Peach, all of Lawrenceburg.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 28, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Revs. Grant Mathes and Mark Wells officiating. Burial followed in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Fairview Christian Church, 1730 Fairview Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 5, 2015 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

GENE PITMAN

Wyoming, Ohio, lost a great man Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2015. Gene Pitman, 80, died peacefully in his home in Evendale, Ohio, at 11:51 a.m. on Friday. He had suffered a long bout with cancer.

Gene was born on Oct. 18, 1934, in Science Hill. He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Juanita Adams; four children, Terry Pitman (Jayne) of Burgin, Kim Boyd (Scott) of Blanchester, Ohio, Brian Pitman (Nicole) of Wyoming, Ohio, and Michael D. Pitman (Christy) of Cincinnati, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Seth Pitman, Brody Pitman, Stefanie Whitney (Doug), Travis Boyd, Noah Pitman, Brooke Pitman, Sierra Steinwert, Tristan Pitman, Aubrey Pitman, Emma Pitman and Sophia Pitman; one sister, Ivadean Warren of Science Hill; two sisters-in-law, Zella Caudill, of Fairfield, Ohio and Angeline Hodge, and scores of nephews and nieces, including Jackie Haggard, Gary Haggard (Patty), Brenda Fields, Karen Hornsby, Vicki Lucas (Jim), Judy Haste (Hershel), Linda Hale (John), Larry Warren (Sherry), Danny Adams, Nancy Lothes (Ralph), Bobby Adams, Donna Collins, Judy Moshél (Dan), Tommy Adams, Harold Adams, Geraldine Owens (Barry). He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Pitman and Edna Gaddis Waddle; one great aunt and one great uncle, Mack and Jennie Wesley; sister Sue Young; sister and brother-in-law Loraine and Woodrow Adams; brother-in-law William Warren; nephew-in-law Noel Hornsby; brother-in-law Jack Haggard Sr.; brother-in-law Dave Caudill; brother-in-law Marion Adams (Irene); brother-in-law Jim Adams (Marie); brother-in-law Frankie Adams; brother-in-law Fred Adams (Dorothy); sister-in-law Buelah Adams; brother-in-law Bass Hodge; sister-in-law Lela Adams; niece Monica Haste and three nephews, Michael Adams, Doug Young and Kerry Joe Fields.

Gene was called many things in his lifetime, but the names that most reflected his nature, personality and spirit were: Dad, Pap, Papaw, Mr. P., Coach P., and of course, Mr. Wyoming. The prayers, thoughts, comments and visits meant so much to his family, and they cannot thank the community enough. The family is not bound by blood; it’s embedded in the soil of Wyoming. It includes everyone who Gene coached, took in his red pickup truck to knothole baseball games, and the many who received a football game tape he filmed. He never met a stranger.

Gene was inducted into the Wyoming High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006, and the filming booth at the athletic field was dedicated in his honor that night. Other honors include the key to the city of Cincinnati and the Fred Hutchinson Award. He also threw out the first pitch of a Cincinnati Reds game in 1986. He was a member of the Wyoming Masonic Lodge #186 and worked at Procter & Gamble for 37 years, retiring in 1995. He was a long-time member of Trinity Baptist Church in Hartwell and drove the school bus for Wyoming, worked at the Wyoming Civic Center and worked as a greeter at the Evendale Walmart.

Visitation 5–7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Morris & Hislope Funeral Home, 5900 U.S. Hwy 27, Science Hill, KY 42553. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Morris and Hislope.

If desired, people may make donations in Gene Pitman’s memory to the Wyoming Youth Service Bureau, 800 Oak Ave, Wyoming, OH 45215.

PAID

(HH Thu Mar 5, 2015)

 

MYRTLE ROUTIN

     Mrs. Myrtle Begley Coulter Routin, age 92, of Louisville, passed away at 11:35 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Masonic Home in Louisville.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on September 8, 1922 to the late Joshua and Minnie Lanham Belgey.

     She was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church, a member of the Order of The Eastern Star and a former employee of the Masonic Homes of Kentucky.

     Preceding her in death was her first husband, Howard Coulter on September 19, 1972; her second husband, Avery Routin on March 2, 2002; a great grandchild, Destiny Lee Heuglin; two sisters, Judy Janes and Edith Mae Begley and two brothers, James Begley and J.T. Begley.

     Survivors include: two daughters, Sandra Robbins (Earl) of Louisville and Mary Hagan (Joseph Randal) of Jacksonville, Florida; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Juanita Wilson (James) of Louisville, Snoda Votaw (Oliver) of Campbellsville, Mildred Burns of Elizabethtown and Margaret Tharp of Harrodsburg.

     Funeral services were held Sunday, March 1, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

     Serving as pallbearers were Matthew Robbins, Jordan Heuglin, Ashton Heughlin, Lane Robbins, Travis Pate, Dawson Pate and Dylan Robbins.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the March 5, 2015 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

WILLIAM WHITE

William Rodney White, 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at the Harrodsburg Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Harrodsburg.

Survivors include three children and six grandchildren. No funeral services are scheduled at this time.

Sims Funeral Services are in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu Mar 5, 2015)