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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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ROBERT BENTLEY

     Robert Bentley, age 38, of Harrodsburg, died May 28, 2016.

     He was born April 14, 1978, a son of John and Lillia Richardson Bentley.

     He is lovingly remembered by his family, including his parents, his extended family and church family.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

     Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday.

     Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.ritchieandpeach.com.

 

NETTIA HAHN

     Nettia Rae Hahn, 95, of Harrodsburg, widow of Henderson H. Hahn Jr., died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at her home.

     Born May 18, 1921, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Ezra C. and Ophia Hester Goff Peavler.

She was a homemaker and member of Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church, where she was in W.M.U. and the Faith SS Class.

     Survivors include: one daughter, Teresa Garnett of Meade Co.; one son, Norman Hahn of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Hahn, and two siblings, Lewellyn J. Peavler and Lola B. Hahn.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Tony Smith. Burial will follow in Bruner's Chapel Cemetery.

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

     Memorials are suggested to the Gideon Bible Fund or to Heritage Hospice.

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

 

CAROL RAY

     Carol Jean Ray, 76, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at her home surrounded by family.

     Born Saturday, October 21, 1939 in Garrard County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie & Lois Sebastian Hume.

     She was a farmer, a homemaker, & a member of The Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Hume.

     Survivors include: her husband, David Alan Ray, Sr.; son, David Alan Ray Jr.; daughter, Donna Lynn League; brother, Jackie Hume; sister, Nancy Young, all of Lancaster; sister; Patsy Bailey of Burgin; two grandchildren, Bradley Davis (Amy) League and April Michelle Marks; six great-grandchildren, Bradley Michael, Patrick Alan, Christopher David and Andrea Michelle League, Maddox Emerson Marks, and Everett Lee Black.

     Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Ramsey-Young Funeral Home with Rev. Bryce McCulley officiating and burial following in Lancaster Cemetery.

     Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

     Pallbearers include Ernest Lee Ray, Michael Hasty, Anthony Black, Shawn Otto, Jeremy Preston, and Bill Graves.

     Friends & family may share memories or leave condolences on her tribute wall at www.ramsey-young.com.

     Ramsey-Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

WALTER DEVINE

     Walter Devine, 77, of Danville, passed away at home on Sunday, May 22, 2016. He was born on October 4, 1938 in Boyle County to the late Walter and Mary Fuell Devine.

     He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Strevels Devine.

     Walter loved farming and being in the wholesale and retail produce business for over 45 years. He was a member of Benton Baptist Church.

     Also surviving are: a son, Andrew Warner of Danville; two daughters, Tammi Devine Trzop (Jacob) of Harrodsburg and Karen Day of Danville; a sister, Linda Lake (Burford) of Cornishville; three grandchildren: Lukas Trzop, Kayla Warner, and Katie Day; and three great-grandchildren: Aiden Beaudoin, Emeryson Warner, and Levi West.

     Preceding him in death are five brothers, Harold Devine, Roy Devine, Jerry Devine, Billy Devine, and Robbie Litteral and three sisters, Ida Lou Gribbins, Marion Million, and Margaret Bugg.

     Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home with Bro.Mark Tate officiating. Burial in Bellevue Cemetery.

     Pallbearers will be Lukas T. Trzop, Doug Devine, Brad Devine, Bryan Litteral, Raymond Day, and Clinton Bugg. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Dan Moran, Dr. William Rankin, Dr. John Horn, and Jacob Trzop.

     Condolences may be made at www.preston-pruitt.com

 

CONCHITA GRALL

     Conchita B. Grall, 82, wife of Henry J. Grall, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Baptist Health, Lexington.

     Born September 12, 1933, in Perry Co., she was the daughter of the late James Custer and Jo Anne Morgan Brashear.

     She was a member of the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church, the DAR, Bridge Club, a graduate of UK, a Lad and Lassie Kindergarten teacher for many years, and loved to cook.

     Other survivors include: two daughters, Constance "Connie" Grall Davis Schear of Cincinnati, OH and Beverly Grall Baird of Downers Grove, IL; one brother, Toma Gene Brashear of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren, Levi Davis, Jason Baird, Evan Baird, Tatum Davis, and Gabriel Schear.

     Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Lexington Cemetery.

     Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. There will also be a church memorial held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.

     Memorials are suggested to the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church, 326 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to one's favorite charity.

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

 

CORENA COLLINS

     Corena Larose Collins, 80, widow of William Collins died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at her residence.

     Born November 17, 1935 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie Underwood Kersey.

     She was a home health aide and a member of the New Faith Worship Center.  She enjoyed writing poetry and cooking. 

     Survivors include: one son, William Wesley Collins, Jr. of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Teresa Johnson of Lexington and Eva Collins of Harrodsburg; one brother, Ray Kersey of Lancaster; one sister, Eva Shearer of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Shane Murphy, Shannon Murphy, Shawn Murphy and Tamara Puterbaugh; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, including special nieces Debra Collins, Jackie Gullett, Cindy Cole and Christina Johnson and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by one son, Carlos Johnson, one brother, Sherman Kersey and one sister, Della Coomer.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Don Potts officiating.  Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers will be Jeremy Collins, Michael Collins, Brad Johnson, Tony Sparks, Gregory Sparks and Willie Collins and Michael Ray Collins, James Gullett and Shane Murphy serving as honorary pallbearers.

     Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to New Faith Worship Center, Mooreland Avenue, Harrodsburg, KY  40330.

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

 

BOBBY ABBOTT

     Bro. Bobby Abbott, 62, of Danville, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at UKMC in Lexington, Kentucky.

     He was born December 5, 1953 in Boyle County to Margaret and the late Hubert Abbott.

     He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Abbott.

     Bro. Bobby was a veteran who proudly served with the Kentucky National Guard during the Vietnam era. He retired from Whirlpool and Panasonic and loved farming, especially having Angus cattle. His calling was to preach the gospel and Bro. Bobby was the current pastor of Berea Christian Church in Mercer County. Everyone who knew Bro. Bobby was better for knowing him, he was a blessing to all.

     Along with his wife Kathy, also surviving are: two sons, Bryan Abbott (Kimberly) of Danville and Kurt Abbott (Rachael) of Danville; a sister, Carolyn Montgomery (Bernard) of Danville; and four grandchildren, Brynley Abbott, Ashley Beth Abbott, Kaden Abbott, and Collin Abbott.

     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Lester and Bro. Doug Davis officiating. Burial will be in Parksville Cemetery.

     Visitation will be Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 4-9PM.

     Pallbearers will be Greg Montgomery, Chris Brummett, Roger Woodrum, Mike Burnside, Connie Phillips, and Bernard Montgomery.

     Memorials are preferred to Gideons International and WDFB Christian Radio 3596 Alum Springs Road Danville, Kentucky 40422.

     Condolences may be made at www.preston-pruitt.com

     (This obituary was not included in the May 26, 2016 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

DESSIE ARNS

     Dessie Lucille Ashton Arns, 84, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Harrodsburg, wife of Charlie Arns, died Friday, April 22, 2016.

     Born 1931 in McCreary County, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Ashton.

     She was a Harrodsburg High School graduate, a former AT&T and Madison’s Dress Shop employee and was past president of the Forest Park Women’s Club.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: three daughters, Marla (Brad) Overholt, Darla Bretz and Susan (Lee) Jorde; two sons, John Arns and Bill (Jenni) Arns; one sister, Lura Stephens of Twain Harte, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie and Herbert Ashton; one sister, Maxine Pinkston, and one son-in-law, Donald Bretz.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30, at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Cincinnati. Burial was in the Spring Grove Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Cincinnati or the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information in memory of Donald Bretz.

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

 

 

JUANITA BARKLEY

     Juanita Sanders Barkley, 71, wife of Edward O. Barkley, died Friday, May 20, 2016.

     Born January 24, 1945, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Sanders and Lucille Price Sanders.

     She attended Burgin School and Mercer County High School and was a health and wellness advocate and instructor with the YMCA of Cincinnati and General Electric.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband, include, three daughters, Angela Garrett, Jennifer Askarpour and Valerie Stepp; two sisters, Betty Sanders Carroll and Charlotte Sanders Jernigan and six grandchildren.

     A memorial service was held on Sunday, May 22, in the family home.

     Interment was at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

 

KORIANNA BLACKFORD

     Korianna Desha Blackford, 20, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 in Wilmore as a result of an automobile accident.

     Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of Timothy Blackford of Nicholasville and Katherine Kelley Sims of Wilmore.

     She was an employee on All God’s Children in Nicholasville and she was a member of Greater Commission Fellowship in Wilmore.

     Survivors, in addition to her parents, include: fiancé, Cory Montgomery, two sons, Brendin Montgomery and Braeson Montgomery, all of Harrodsburg; one step son, Layden Ray of Danville; four sisters, Kelsey Naomi Blackford, of Wilmore, Peyton H. Weaver, of Lexington, Antonisha Baker, of Nicholasville, Hannah Lay, of Nicholasville; three brothers, Alexander Daniels, of Nicholasville, Malachi Lay, of Nicholasville and Timothy Keeton Blackford, of Mt. Sterling; paternal grandparents, Rosevelt (Rose Etta) Blackford Sr., great-grandmother, Mary E. Bates; aunts, uncles and cousins.

     She was also preceded in death by maternal grandparents, William and Naomi Kelley and step father, Benjamin Sims.

     Funeral service were held Wednesday, May 25, at 11 a.m.  at Greater Commission Fellowship in Wilmore with Pastor Jason Duncan officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Cory Montgomery, Tyler Devine, William Coulter, Will Kelley, Rosevelt Blackford and Norman Blackford.

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

 

ERNEST BOTTOM

     Ernest Bottom, age 98, of Mackville, passed away at 12:35 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his home.

     A native of Washington County, he was born on February 19, 1918 to the late Robert Dale and Ethel Harmon Bottom.

     He was a member of the Deep Creek Baptist Church, a retired brick mason and farmer.

     Preceding him in death were four brothers, Arthur, Donald, Bobby and John Bottom and five sisters, Beatrice Taylor, Doris Perkins, Ida Rena Elliott, Alma Albertson and Opal Settles.

     On October 16, 1937 he was united in marriage to, Nannie Lou Russell whom he is survived by.

     Also surviving are: two sons, Larry Bottom and his wife, Jeannie of Midway and Roney Bottom and his wife, Jane of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a brother, Billy Bottom of Lawrenceburg; and two sisters, Jewell Bottom of Harrodsburg and Jean Casey and her husband, Hunter of Lexington.

     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21st at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Miller, pastor of the Mackville Baptist Church, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Nelson Reynolds.

     Burial will be in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

     Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Sam Stumph, Barbara Stumph, Jackie Roution, Lisa Dean, Becky Lay, Kevin isham and Linda Anderson.

     Casket bearers will be Doug Bottom, Mark Bottom, Jacob Bottom, Nicholas Bottom, James Bottom, Nathan Bottom, Jim Smith and Andrew Lane.

     Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

     (This obituary was not included in the May 26, 2016 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

 

 

JANE BROWN

     Jane Bass Brown, 87, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, Fla.

     Born Nov. 28, 1928, in Bedford, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Kent and Fannie Bass.

     She was a retired director of the Mercer County Public Library, a former public relations director at Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill and a graduate of the Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio.

     Survivors include: one son, Kent (Stephanie) Brown, of The Villages, Fla.; one daughter, Sarah (Wid) Winner, of Santa Claus, Ind. and three grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Joy Savannah Winner.

     A memorial service will be held at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel at a later date.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jane Bass Brown Memorial Fund, Mercer County Public Library, 109 W. Lexington St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

ERNIE CLARK

     Ernie Lou Clark, 70, of Harrodsburg, wife of Clifford Clark, died Saturday at her home.

     Born January 17, 1946, in Clarksville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Harold and Louise Kennedy Johnson.

     She was employed by the Kentucky Revenue Department, was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, where she was active in the WMU, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: one daughter, Sabrina Y. Collings of Versailles; one son, Harold A. (Brooke) Clark of Midway; one sister, Peggy (Robert) Borchert of Radcliff; one granddaughter and one aunt.

     Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Doug Wesley officiating. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Park in Frankfort.

     Pallbearers were Richard Wheeler, Jeffrey Williams, Dan Lightfoot, Robert Borchert, Darryl Begley and Tyler Lawson. Honorary Bearers were Rodney Thompson, David Chumbley and Connie Darland.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Lexington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Attn: Donor Services, 1795 Alysheba Way, Ste. 3104, Lexington, Kentucky 40509

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

DENNIS COCANOUGHER

     William “Dennis” Cocanougher, 42, of Harrodsburg, husband of Carin Renee Richards Cocanougher, died Monday, May 23, 2016.

     Born April 2, 1974, in Danville, he was the son of William Dennis and Ruth Ann Keeling Cocanougher of Harrodsburg.

     He was a Cable Tech for Time Warner Cable, was a graduate of Central KY Vo Tech, and was a member of the Hedgeville Baptist Church in Danville, he was active in Mercer County Little League baseball and the Mercer County Middle School and High School baseball programs.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife and parents, include: one daughter, Bella Marie Cocanougher, of Harrodsburg; four sons, Austin Wayne (Kelli Ingram) Cocanougher, Noah Joseph Cocanougher, Mason Lee Cocanougher and Kain Zayden Cocanougher, all of Harrodsburg; paternal grandmother, Eunice Cocanougher, of Harrodsburg; father-in-law, Larry Richards; sister-in-law, Terri Marksbury;  brother-in-law, Chad Richards; godson, Jacob Click and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Danville, with Scott Bugg and Jimmy Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. 

     Visitation is today, Thursday, May 26 from 5-8 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the MCSHS Baseball Program, C/O Mercer Co. Baseball Boosters, 1124 Moberly Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

BOBBY COX

     Bobby Gene Cox, 71, widower of Charlotte Cox died Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     Born July 2, 1944 in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Cecil Lee Cox and Audrey Peach Cox Buntain. He worked construction with NWK Construction, was the owner of the Cox Sawmill and was a former member of the Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge.

     Survivors include one son: Roy Lee (Rebecca) Cox Sr. of Harrodsburg; one daughter: Tammy (Jay) Miller of Harrodsburg, four half-brothers: Gary Buntain, James Buntain, Henry Buntain and Lawrence Buntain, one half-sister: Linda Wooten, five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services are today, Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Derek Baker officiating. Burial is in the Cox Cemetery.

     Pallbearers are Roy Lee Cox Jr., Gary Dale Cox, Christopher Cox, Anthony Bast, Scotty Buntain and Brian Stewart. Honorary pallbearers are John Elliott and Matt Kendrick.

     Visitation Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. and after 7 a.m. prior to the service at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

CARRIE DARLAND

     Carrie D. Darland, 98, of Harrodsburg, widow of Onus Darland, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at The Willows in Harrodsburg. 

     Born Dec. 19, 1917, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late James Giles and Oma Watts Giles McGinnis. 

     She was a retired James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital food service employee and a member of the Burgin Church of God.

     Survivors include:  four sons, Leroy (Marlene) Darland of Cornishville, Fred (Andrea) Darland of Salvisa, Howard (Mindy) Darland of Monticello and Jimmy Darland of Burgin; three daughters,  Ima Lane of Harrodsburg, Teresa Coffman of Stanford and Judy McFarland of Owensboro; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 

     She was preceded in death by two sons,  Onus Darland Jr. and Billy Darland; one daughter,  Ivona Ann Darland and brothers and sisters.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Donnie Irvin officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Mark Darland, Tommy Darland, Timmy Darland, David Bishop, Steve McFarland and Harold Mullins.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1216, Danville, KY  40422.

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

WILLIAM DECKER

     William Lewis “Butch” Decker, 68, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

     He was born in Mercer County to the late Lewis Herbert Decker and Virginia Merriman Decker Cox.

     He was a member of Lawrenceburg Community Baptist Church, and a former assembly line worker for Kuhlman Electric.

     Mr. Decker is survived by: two daughters, Kerry (Kris) Roberts and Misty Decker; sister, Edith (Charles) Caudill; two grandsons, Bronston Mitchell and Brenden Sutherland, all of Lawrenceburg.

     He was preceded in death by a son, Heath Decker.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Noal Cotton, Jr. and Bro. Larry Weathers officiating.  Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery.

     Visitation will be 11-1 p.m. Tuesday.

     (This obituary was not included in the May 26, 2016 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARTHA DOWNS

     Martha E. Downs, 68, of Harrodsburg, wife of Wayne Downs, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     Born May 2, 1948, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Georgia (Newton) Bradley of Danville and the late Charles Leon.

     She attended St. Catharine School, was a Caterer for Dunn and Company, a farmer and was a member of the Little Zion Baptist Church in Burgin.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother include: one daughter, Ann Bradley of Lexington; one brother, Michael Ray Bradley of Perryville; three aunts, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

     She was preceded in death by one brother, Vaughn Shelton Bradley.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21, at the Little Zion Baptist Church in Burgin, with Dr. Phillip Yates officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Perryville.

     Pallbearers were Marc Bradley, Jason Bradley, Mike Bradley, Terry Dunn, Brian Dunn, Alvin White and Mark Dunn.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Drive, Danville, KY 40422.

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

ANNA GOHRANSON

     Anna Christine “Chris” Gohranson, 59, of Harrodsburg, wife of William Edgar “Bill” Gohranson, died Thursday, May 19, 2016, at her home. 

     Born July 4, 1956, in Covington, she was the daughter of the late Robert Samuel Combs and Mary Marjorie Masters Combs Walls.

     She was a retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, a graduate of Carroll County High School and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a member of the Shawnee Run Baptist Church.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: three sons, C. J. Holsinger of Lexington, Jeremiah Holsinger and Jackson Holsinger, both of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Judith Kay Bracken of Loveland, Ohio and Donna Jo (Paul) Baker of Lexington; three brothers, Robert Leslie (Shawnda) Combs of Lexington, Paul Samuel Combs of Huntington, W.V. and Jonathan David Combs of Lexington and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at the Shawnee Run Baptist Church with Logan Hazelwood officiating. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville.

     Pallbearers were Phillip Powell, Brent Sanders, Bud Burdette, Joey Hardin, Eli Thompson and Chad Beasley.

     Honorary pallbearers were Granville Sherrow, Mark Harlow, Greg Harlow, Mike Wilson, Jerry Winchester and Harold Hullette. 

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shawnee Run Baptist Church Mission Fund.

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

LINDA HATFIELD

     Linda Sprowl Hatfield, 57, formerly of Mercer County, died Thursday, May 5 in Louisville.

     Born September 17, 1958 in Harrodsburg she was the daughter of the late Bobby and Kathleen Springate Sprowl.

     Survivors include one sister, Donna Cecil, one brother Mark Sprowl, one aunt Adeline S. York and neices and nephews.

     A memorial service will be held at a later date.

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

BART JOHNS

     Lindsay Barton “Bart” Johns, 55, of Nicholasville, husband of Gina Johns, died Monday, May 23, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Heath Care Markey Cancer Center in Lexington.

     Born June 29, 1960, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Fred Welch and Ruth Shannon Reynolds Johns. 

     He was a Cabinet Maker for American Finest Woodworking in Lexington and a member of the Sulphur Well Christian Church.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters, Lindsay Johns (William) Redington of Nicholasville and Whitney Leigh Johns both of Nicholasville; two sisters, Eva Marsee of Nicholasville and Fredda Jacobs of Burgin and one granddaughter.

     He was preceded in death by one brother, Shannon Johns and two sisters, Karen Kelley and Katherine “Kitty” Thompson.

     Funeral service are today, Thursday, May 26 at 2 p.m.  at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Tyson Cummings and Dr. John Sanders officiating. Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Visitation today, Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Pallbearers are Will Daughtery, Adam Watts, Matthew Lee, Malcolm Miracle, Erinn Thompson and Brent Jennings. Honorary Bearers are Frankie Reynolds, Shorty Willis, Jimmy Estes, Danny Smith, Tim Hearley, David Peel, Jack Barnes, Mike Forbes and Tony Sparks.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to UK Markey Cancer Foundation, 800 Rose Street, Roach Bldg-CC160, Lexington, KY 40536-0093.

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

OLIVER LEATH

     Oliver Wayne Leath, 54, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. 

     Born Oct. 20, 1961, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harvey and Dorothy Fultz Leath.

     He was a farmer and a member of the Pentecostal faith.

     Survivors include: one daughter, Breanna Leath of Tenn.;  two sisters, Cathy (Jerry) Wright of Harrodsburg and Loretta Rowe of Pennington Gap, Va. and two brothers, Teddy Leath of Georgetown and Virgil Leath of Va.

     He was preceded in death by one sister, Juanita Leath and two brothers, Tony Leath and Michael Leath.

     A memorial service will be held in Cincinnati at a later date.

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

WILLIAM MEDLEY

     William Daniel “Danny” Medley, 58, of Springfield, husband of Sharon Osbourne Medley, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. 

     Born May 29, 1957 in Lebanon, he was the son of Louise Raley Medley and the late William Blandford Medley.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include three daughters, Celeste Ann (Jeremy) Smith of Springfield, Mary Diane (Justin) Murphy of Nicholasville and Margaret  (Daarik) Gray of Harrodsburg; five sisters, Mary Lucy Orberson of Lebanon, Rose Ann O’Bryan of Louisville, Margaret (Jerry) Taylor of Fredericktown, Joyce (Jerome) Spalding and and Karen (Johnny) Young all of Springfield and four grandchildren.

     Funeral mass was held Tuesday, March 24 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield.  Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. 

     Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield was is in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

 

 

ROGER NICHOLS

     Roger C. Nichols, 72, of Shelbyville died Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Louisville.

     Roger was a native of Letcher County, Kentucky. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking.

     He was preceded in death by his sons, Jeffrey and Brian Nichols.

     He is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Bernice A. Nichols, Shelbyville; sister, Jennifer Little, Harrodsburg; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

     Services will be held at a later date. Shannon Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

     Expressions of sympathy may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38, Shelbyville, KY 40066.

     (This obituary was not included in the May 26, 2016 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

DEBRA PHILLIPS

     Debra Kay Phillips, 59, of Burgin, wife of Donnie Phillips died Friday, May 20, 2016, at University of Kentucky Health Care.

     Born January 15, 1957, in Marion, Ind. she was the daughter of Jean Stone Vickers of Lexington and the late Earl Vickers.

     She was a bus driver for the Anderson County Board of Education and a Christian by faith.

     Survivors, in addition to her mother and husband, include: one daughter: Tracey (Martin) Gomez of Harrodsburg, three sisters: Suzie (Greg) McDonald of Lexington, Earlene (Bill) Grider of Versailles and Donna Riddle of Versailles, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 25, at 1 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Victor Slaten officiating.

     Burial was in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens in Jessamine County.

     Pallbearers were Chase McDonald, Martin Gomez, Trent Edington, Josh Grider, Bill Grider and Greg McDonald.

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

WYNEMA VAUGHN

     Wynema Radene Vaughn, 89, of Louisville, widow of David J. Vaughn Sr., died Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

     She was the daughter of the late Ray and Nina Tinsley.

     She was a retired bookkeeper for Robert Hall and Associates, and JB Hilliard and Lyons.

     Survivors include one daughter, Karen Baker of Harrodsburg; one step son, David Vaughn; one step daughter, Margaret Laythem; one sister, Gilda Smith; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha Lee.

     A memorial visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at Newcomer Funeral Home, East Louisville Chapel, 235 Juneau Drive in Middletown.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

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

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY

SERVICES

     Peters Cemetery in Mackville will hold a Memorial Day service, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2 p.m.

(HH Thu May 26, 2016)