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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."

 

 

 

MARILYN CURTSINGER

Marilyn Curtsinger, 76, of Harrodsburg, husband of Carl Curtsinger, died Friday, December 15, 2017, at her home.

Born June 6, 1941, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Hallie Lee Coulter Best.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Salvisa Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.

Other survivors include: three daughters, Rhonda Sowder, Jill Bishop and Stacey Brown; one son, Chris Curtsinger; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harvey Best.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jonathan Jones officiating.  Burial will follow in Peter Cemetery, Mackville.

Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to: Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422

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

 

 

WILLIAM CONRAD JR.

William Carson Conrad, Jr., 75, husband of Patricia, died Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

CYNTHIA KIEBLER

Cynthia Keibler, 50, of Danville, Kentucky, passed Monday, December 11, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Cynthia was born May 6, 1967 in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Donald and Amanda Keibler.

In addition to her parents she is survived by one daughter, Miranda Hungate of Danville, Kentucky and one brother Chad Keibler of Flatwoods, Kentucky.

A memorial for Cynthia, will take place at the Mt. Pleasant church, Harrodsburg, on December 22.

With visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. and a memorial service starting at 7, conducted by Bro. Derek Baker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAMES WHITEHOUSE

James Kenneth Whitehouse, 80, of London, formerly of Bagdad, husband of Shirley Jo Chapman, died Thursday, December 14, 2017, at the Rockcastle Health And Rehabilitation Center, in Broadhead.

Born August 26, 1937, in Shelby County, he was the son of the late William Hugh and Carrie Hamilton Whitehouse.

He was a retired plant supervisor, served in the Army National Guard, attended Kentucky State University, enjoyed fishing, boating and traveling, and was a member of the Salvisa Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Nancy (Dale) Roberts of Frankfort; one son, Rodney (Shelis) Wilson of London; five grandchild.

Visitation will be from 2:30 - 6 p.m. Monday; December 18, with funeral services at 6 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Sudduth, Mitch Whittle, Charles Burkhead, Rodney Wilson, Jacolby Howe, Dale Roberts and Tom Chapman.

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

 

 

 

ROBERT TUNNELL

Robert Cody Tunnell, 25, Harrodsburg, died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the UK Medical Center, Lexington.

Born August 10, 1992, in Danville, he was the son of Robert and Violet Tunnell.

Cody was an electrician for Horn Electric and attended Immanuel Baptist Church.

     Survivors, other than his parents, include: his fiancée, Chelsea Slone; two daughters, Kinzley and Khiley Tunnell; two sisters, Kristin Tunnell of Harrodsburg and Callie Dixon of Salvisa; two brothers, Justin Tunnell of Harrodsburg and Christopher Tunnell of Crab Orchard.

     Funeral service will be held Monday, December 18 at 11 a.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Tyler Burrows. Burial to follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ben Deringer, Justin Tunnell, Brandon Hood, Christopher Tunnell, Brandon Moore and Devon Patton.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 17, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

The family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

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

 

LINDA LAKE

Linda Lake, 76, wife of Buford Lake, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Gallatin Nursing and Rehab Center in Warsaw.

Born November 8, 1941 in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late McKinley and Louise Fuell Devine.

She was a retired LPN, having worked at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital and for Dr. Bacon Moore’s office.  She was a member of the Mt. Freedom Baptist Church and enjoyed talking with her family, quilting, reading and gardening.

Additional survivors, besides her husband, include: two sons, Mitch (Lisa) Lake of Harrodsburg and Terry (Kim) Lake of Verona; her grandchildren, Jason (Lacey) Lake, Tara Lake, Sarah Lake, Leann (Eddie) Devine, McKinley Lake, Jamie (Mandie) Lake, and Levi Lake; great-grandchildren, Payton Lake, Kaylee Lake, Phoebe Lake, Dean Cook, Ellie Devine, Sophia Lake and Lucia Lake and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold Devine, Roy Devine, Jerry Devine, W.T. Devine, Robin Littrell and Billie Devine and her sisters, an infant sister, Margaret Bugg, Ida Devine and Marian Million.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 16, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. C.H. Christopher and Jamie Chesser officiating. Burial will be in Battle Cemetery.

Pallbeareres will be Clinton Bugg, Billy Bugg, Brad Devine, DeWayne Devine, Doug Devine, and Brian Littrell.

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

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

 

CHARLIE LYONS JR.

Charlie Lyons, Jr., 85, widower of Maxie Lunsford Lyons, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born June 3, 1932, in Braxton, he was the son of the late Charlie and Elizabeth Lyons. He was a self-employed farmer and a member of the Greater Life Apostolic Church. 

Survivors include:  seven sons, Glenn Lyons, Donnie Lyons, Charlie Lyons, and Matthew Lyons, all of Harrodsburg, Junior Bill Lyons of Somerset, Sammy Lyons of Danville and Richard Lyons of Burgin; four daughters, Elizabeth K. Rodriguez, Jeannette Ogle and Bobbie J. Garland, all of Harrodsburg, and Debra Massick of Ill.; one sister,  Edith Lyons; two half-brothers, Robert Lyons and Roger Lyons of Cornishville; one half-sister,  Sue Ann Robinson of Cornishville; 34 grandchildren and over 34 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, David Lyons; four sons,  Luke Lyons, Chris Lyons, Clinton Lyons and Michael Lyons, and three daughters, Kelly Lyons, Rachel Lyons and Christina Lyons.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 8,  at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Mike Sidenfiden officiating.

Burial was in the Ebenezer Church of Christ Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Sam Lyons, Joseph Lyons, Brent Lyons, Andrew Lyons, Steven Lyons, Harley Lyons, Miguel Rodriguez and Matt Lyons. Honorary pallbearers were Austin Lyons, Eric Lyons, Timmy Lyons, Jose Rodriguez, Davelle Smith and Steven Lyons.

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

(HH Thu Dec 14, 2017)

 

RICHARD McGUIRE

Richard Allen McGuire, 56, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

Born Oct. 19, 1961, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late James and Wanda Wheeler of Gurley, Ala.

Richard was a brick mason for 28 years. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, spending time with family and friends and hunting alligators. He was an avid Alabama fan.

Survivors include: a loving friend, Missy Kirkpatrick; one devoted sister, Karen (Shelby) Waford; five nieces and nephews, Greg (Teresa) Garner, Candie Preston, Amanda Huff, Jason Huff and Kristie Lairmore; and 15 great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Connie Lairmore.

A private memorial service was held.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose Street, Pavilion CC, Lexington, KY 40536.

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Dec 14, 2017)

 

ANNA SNIPES

Anna Faye Snipes, 80,  widow of Albert C. Snipes, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Texas. 

Born Nov. 1, 1937, in Olive Hill, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Gladys Lawhorn Hicks.

She worked as a press operator at Harrod Cleaners, attended Ellers Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three daughters,  Joyce (Wayne) Shewmaker of Mercer County, Teresa Snipes of Lexington and Brenda (Ron) Sizemore of Sachse, Texas; three sons, William “Bud” (Connie) Snipes of Lawrenceburg, Timmy Snipes of Lexington and Larry Wayne Snipes of Lawrenceburg; four brothers, Richard Hicks of Lawrenceburg, Carl Hicks of Lawrenceburg, Dale Hicks of Junction City and Terry Hicks of Lawrenceburg; four sisters, Sue Case of Lawrenceburg, Pam Stewart of Lawrenceburg, Nadine Sims of Ga. and Alva Beagle of Cynthiana; 16 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Garry Layne Snipes; four brothers, Kenneth, Allen, Jerry Phillip and Glenn Hicks; two sisters, Alma Kaye Fryman and Daphene Hicks, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Best officiating.

Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Rector, Mike Stanaland, Joshua Gray, Larry Matthew Snipes, Lee Chandler Snipes and Billy Marshall.

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

(HH Thu Dec 14, 2017)

 

VENA SIMS

Vena F. Sims, 93, of Willisburg, widow of Harold King Sims, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Aug. 2, 1924, in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ophia Thompson Stine.

She was a member of the Willisburg Church of Christ and a longtime member of the Grapevine Christian Church.

Survivors include: one sister, Margie (Joe) Coulter of Springfield;  one brother, Billy (Doris) Stine of Harrodsburg; one sister-in-law, Ruby Stine, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Stine; a half brother, Truman Stine, and a sister, Naomi Riley.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Claude Waldridge officiating.

Burial was in the Willisburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Josh Coulter, Paul Shelton, Larry Shelton, David McCullough, Johnny Dickerson and David Smith.

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

(HH Thu Dec 14, 2017)

 

LEONORA SMITH

Leonora “Marie”  Goggin Smith, 85, of Harrodsburg, wife of Lorendz Smith Jr., died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Charleston Health Care Center in Danville.

Born Jan. 13, 1932, in Winchester, she was the daughter of the late Frank Parker Goggin and Esther Ray Dunnagan Goggin.

She was a retired professional horse trainer and a member of the Burgin United Methodist Church.

Survivors in addition to her husband include: one daughter, Sharon Ray Hallock of Harrodsburg; two grandchildren, Gloria Hallock Brashear and Shelly Hallock; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Dec. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at Milward Funeral Directors in Lexington with the Rev. Doug Lester officiating.

Burial is at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

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

(HH Thu Dec 14, 2017)