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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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JAMES CARROLL

James L. Carroll, 95, widower of Ruby C. White Carroll, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. 

Born Sept. 18, 1919 in Monticello, he was the son of the late James Chrismen and Cathryn Burris Carroll. 

He was U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, was retired from the Kentucky State Hospital, had worked at HallMack and was a member of the Harrodsburg Community Church.

Survivors include two sons William Thomas (Betty) Carroll and Richard Carroll both of Burgin; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin, Robert and Wilson Carroll, one half-brother, Chris Carroll and two sisters, Anty Zimmerman and Marie Goodlett.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Smith officiating.  Burial with Military Honors was in Spring Hill Cemetery

Pallbearers were Chase Hale, Josh Smith, Richard D. Carroll, Cecil McElroy, Mark Selby and Cecil McElroy Jr.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 465 E. High St., Lexington, KY  40507.

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

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

DALLAS CATLETT

Dallas Eugene Catlett, 80, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., husband of Florence Newby Catlett, died Thursday, Sept. 18 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Milton Loyd Catlett Sr. and Nancy Elizabeth Murphy Catlett.

He was a member of the Baptist faith, a United States Army Veteran and a Mason.  Refusing to retire, his 50-year career as a pet food broker with various companies in Tennessee and Kentucky spanned from 1964 to August of this year.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters Kellie (Bobby) Catlett Harris of Scottsville and Kalyn Catlett of Murfreesboro; two grandchildren Kaleb and Kallie Harris both of Scottsville and faithful companion and granddog, Tucker.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Milton Catlett Jr. and Craig Catlett.

Graveside services were held Monday, Sept. 22 at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideon’s International or the Harrodsburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1113 Louisville Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

PAID OBIT

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

RALPH COFFMAN SR.

Ralph G. Coffman Sr.  81, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Lexington. 

Born Aug. 19, 1933 in Burgin, he was the son of McKee and Tabitha Christerson Coffman.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean War and worked as an electrical contractor and small appliance repairman. 

Survivors include two brothers, Bob (Phyllis) Coffman of Burgin and Donald Coffman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Ralph Coffman Jr. and Nick Coffman both of Lexington; one daughter, Jill Coffman of Lexington; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth “Sonny” Coffman.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. at Burgin Memorial Gardens.

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

BESSIE EASTERLING

Bessie Easterling, 90, formerly of Harrodsburg, widow of Clayburn Easterling, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at the Bluegrass Care and Rehab Center in Lexington.

Born Jan. 10, 1924 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late J.D. and Mattie Wilson Short.

She was a homemaker, a member of the First African Baptist Church in Lexington and a 1941 graduate of West Side High School.

Survivors include one sister: Frances Short of Harrodsburg; one nephew, Elder J.D. (Aubrey) Short III of Versailles and three nieces.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Centennial Baptist Church with Elder J. D. Short III officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

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

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

ARCHIE HORN

Archie Horn, 81, of Harrodsburg, husband of Collene Royalty Horn died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born November 2, 1932 in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Noble Sr. and Betty Long Horn.

He was a farmer and a member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter: Mavalyn (Terry) Lewis of Harrodsburg, two sisters Beulah Hagedon and Betty Ann Peel both of Nicholasville; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby Joe Horn and Nobel Horn Jr. and one sister, Bertha Foley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept 23, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. James Harley and Bro. Hillary Claypool officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Terry Lewis, Chris Cornish, Gary Popewell, Jeffrey Royalty, Rickey Henderson, Boo Royalty, William Madden and Amos Sharp. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Henderson, Channing Sallee, Levi Henderson, Tim Russell, Darrell Robinson and Sherril Baker.

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

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

ARLENE MEDLEY

Arlene Phillips Medley, 81, widow of Sam Medley and J.D. Phillips, died Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014.

Born June 3, 1933 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Hobart and Mirtie Nicholas Carter.

She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, was a nursing assistant and homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Diane Johnston of Springfield, Ohio; one sister, Ruby Raley and one brother, Buddy (Martha) Steele, both of Harrodsburg; one sister-in-law, Evelyn (Glenn) Johnson of Florida; special friend, Mary McGinnis; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with T. Henry Johnson officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423 or the American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY  40502.

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

(HH Thu Sep 25, 2014)

 

EUGENE RANDOLPH

Eugene "Billy" Randolph, 93 died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

Born in Harrodsburg, he was a son of the late Lemuel and Daliah Randolph.

He was retired from LexTran and was a US Army veteran. Survivors are a daughter, Eugenia E. “Jeannie” Randolph, Sarasota, FL; a son, David A. Randolph, S. Daytona, FL; and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy and Dorcey Wayne Randolph, and a sister, Edith May Innes.

Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Tuesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 am. to 12 pm. Tuesday.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the September 25, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)