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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."

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GARNETT CINNAMON

     Garnett P. Cinnamon, 85, Salvisa, husband of Deloris Ann Carmickle Cinnamon, died Sunday May 3, 2015 at the Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

     Born June 7, 1929, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Thomas Albert and Mary Lou Crossfield Cinnamon.

     Garnett was an Army veteran and a retired melting operator for Corning Glass.

     Garnett is survived by: his wife, Deloris Ann (Carmickle) Cinnamon; two sons, David (Teresa) Cinnamon and Dale (Joan) Cinnamon, both of Salvisa; three grandchildren, Jessica Cinnamon, Meredith McQuerry and Clay Cinnamon.

     He was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Cinnamon, W.B. "Buck" Cinnamon and Leon Cinnamon Sr.

     Funeral service will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, May 6, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by John Kesel and Delmer Odel. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Salvisa.

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

     Pallbearers will be Joel Odel, Dennis Gordon, Andrew McRay, Lion Cinnamon, Stanley Patton, Greg Richmon and Brent Curtsinger.

     Honorary Bearers will be John Marshall, Jim Dunn, Hughes Jones, Dalton Hendren, Butch Merchant, Winston Preston, Mike McRay and Delmer Odel.

     The family request memorial donations be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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

 

MARJORIE AMMON

     Marjorie Ammon, 88, of Versailles, wife of Robert Ammon, died Friday, May 01, 2015.

     She was born in Elsmere, Kentucky on September 17, 1926 to the late Floyd and Sheral Ryle Chipman.

     She was a homemaker and a member of South Elkhorn Baptist Church.

     In addition to her husband of sixty seven years, she is survived by: her daughter, Linda (Cliff) Prewitt of Salvisa; her son, Tom Ammon of CA; her grandchildren, Amy Owens, Clifton Prewitt, Ryan Yocum, and Ian Yocum; and four great grandchildren.

     She is preceded in death by her daughter, Patty Ammon and her sister, Gloria Hall.

     A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at the Clark Funeral Home, Versailles.

     A gathering of family and friends will be held at 5 p.m. until time of service on Tuesday.

     Contributions may be made to Gideon's International.

 

WAYNE REYNOLDS

     Wayne Reynolds, 91, of Salvisa, husband of Helen Simpson Reynolds, died Saturday at the Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

     Born January 11, 1924, in Nicholasville, he was the son of the late Lindsey B. and Katherine Mulcahy Reynolds. 

     Wayne was a World War II Army veteran, lifelong farmer, and a 60-year-member of the Grapevine Christian Church where he was also an elder.

     He is survived by: his wife of 69 years, Helen Louise Simpson Reynolds; two daughters, Betty (Richard) Gluckman of Powder Springs, GA and Sue (Steve) Deskins of New Smyrna Beach, FL; and one son: Gary (Jackie) Reynolds of Salvisa; six grandchildren, Ken Stratton, Lisa Gluckman, Callie (Paul) Little, LeAnn (Keith) Curry, Gary (Missy) Reynolds, Jr. and Lisa (Tom) Black; ten great grandchildren and Five step grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

     Wayne was preceded in death by eight siblings and two grandchildren, Mark & Sandra Deskins.

     Funeral service will be at 1 .p.m. Tuesday; May 5, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Claude Waldridge and Ron Bodger. Burial with military honors will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery.

     Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. Monday; May 4, at the funeral chapel.

     Pallbearers will be Keith Curry, Landon Curry, Ken Stratton and Gary Reynolds.

     Honorary bearers will be the men of Grapevine Christian Church

     The family request memorial donations be sent to Grapevine Christian Church, 4410 Bohon Road., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or the Gideon International Bible Fund, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

 

NORMA MAYES

     Norma Jean Mayes, 86, of Harrodsburg, widow of Arnold McGee Mayes, died Friday at her home in Harrodsburg.

     Born September 9, 1928, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and late Lettie Click Divine.

     She is survived by: three daughters, Ann L. Burruss of Lexington, Gwen (Bill) Wickliffe of Harrodsburg, Jill S. Mayes of Lexington; and son, Arnold "Mac" (Libby) Mayes Jr of Harrodsburg; six grandchildren, Seth Mayes, Calen Mayes, Amy Wickliffe, John (Chrissy) Wickliffe, Taylor Ballard and Emily Rampulla;

     Several nieces and nephews also survive.

     Private family services will be held at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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

 

ROBERT TRISLER

     Robert A. Trisler, 86, of Harrodsburg, husband of Betty Mattingly Trisler, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Haggin Memorial Hospital, Harrodsburg.

     Born December 29, 1928, in Marion County, he was the son of the late Louis and Myrtle McCroskey Trisler.

     He was a retired Corning Inc. employee, and was a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church, where he was a former Sunday School Teacher and deacon.  Bobby was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the Lions Club, Masonic Lodge 777 F&AM, and the Oleika Shrine.

     Other survivors include: two daughters, Brenda (Jay) Vedelli of The Villages, FL, and Ruth Ann (John) Sparks of Frankfort, KY; a stepson, Doug (Julie) Pennington, Elida, OH; one grandchild, Scott (Chris) Holiday; one great grandchild, Karlie Holiday; three step grandchildren, Cindy (Al) Pennington-Ishu, Michael Pennington, and Shane Pennington.

     He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Denny.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Mego Haralu. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery with military honors.

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

     Pallbearers will be Doug Pennington, Scott Holiday, Shane Pennington, Michael Pennington, John Sparks, and Jay Vedelli.

     Honorary bearers will be Elders of the Harrodsburg Christian Church.

     Memorials are suggested to: Harrodsburg Christian Church, Oleika Shrine Temple or Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care.

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

 

PATSY SIMS

     Patsy Louise Monroe Sims, 82, died Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur Thomas Sims.

     She was born March 16, 1933 in Anderson County, to the late Albert Zachary and Eliza McGaughey Monroe.

     She was a former cashier with Slones Market, Pic & Pac and Foodtown in Lawrenceburg and enjoyed farming. She was a former 4-H Leader and a member of the Sand Spring Baptist Church.

     She is survived by: three children, Thomas “Buddy” (Sharon) Sims, Jr. of Lawrenceburg, Patricia Ann (Earl Lee) Chilton of Mercer County and Fay (Lynn) Royalty of Lawrenceburg; five grandchildren, Tammy Louise (James) Gill of Nicholasville, Amy Elizabeth Sims and Bridgette Lane Sims, both of Ohio, Greg Royalty and Derek (Brooke) Royalty, all of Bowling Green; two great grandchildren, Lena Ann Chilton and Dustin Lee Gill, both of Nicholasville; four step grandsons, Gregory (Amanda) Neill of Lewisville, TX, David (Jaime) Neill of Kappa, IL, Michael and Brandon Gill, both of Nicholasville; four step great-grandchildren, Brady Neill, Kappa, IL, Natalie Neill, Kayden Neill and Kolton Neill, all of Lewisville, TX; and a brother, Bobby Monroe of Lawrenceburg.

     Along with her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Jesse Searcy.

     Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home with Dr. Mike Hamrick and grandson Derek Royalty officiating. Burial will follow in the Sand Spring Cemetery.

     Friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

     Contributions are suggested to Sand Spring Baptist Church, 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

 

CAROLE ANDERSON

     Carole L. “Sis” Anderson, 45, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, April 25.

     Born Jan. 24, 1970, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Joyce Vinyard Anderson and the late Louis Robb Anderson.

     She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

     Survivors, in addition to her mother, include one son, Louis Douglas Anderson of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Louis (Robin Claunch) Anderson and Greg L. (Kim) Anderson, both of Harrodsburg, and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services are today, Thursday, April 30, at 10 a.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with James Harley officiating. Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers are Bobby Carrier Jr., Billy Ray Semones, Mitch Cocanaugher, Josh Anderson, Joshua Thompson and Brett Chamberlain. Honorary pallbearers are Leon Roy, Coleman Roy, Lee Anderson and Sac Hume.

     Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the funeral chapel.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Isaiah House, 2084 Main St., Willisburg, KY 40078.

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

(HH Thu Apr 30, 2015)

 

DOUGLAS CARTER JR.

     Douglas J. Carter Jr., 50, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, April 25, 2015.

     Born May 27, 1964, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Virginia Sue Stratton and the late Douglas J. Carter.

     He was a former Big J’s Auction House employee and was self employed.

     Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one sister, Kimberlie Carter of Perryville, two brothers, Danny Matherly of Liberty and Bobby Matherly of Las Vegas; four nieces and seven nephews.

     Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 29, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Paul Stratton officiating.

     Pallbearers were Danny Matherly, Kyle Lyons, Marissa Hall, William Matherly II, Karissa Walker, Keipher McKenzie and Robert Carmickle. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

(HH Thu Apr 30, 2015)

 

CHARLES DEDMAN

     Charles Curry Dedman, 68, of Harrodsburg, husband of Leslie Walter Dedman, died Saturday at his residenceg.

     Born Nov. 8, 1946, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Anne Hart Milward Dedman.

     He owned and operated Edwards Insurance Agency, was a member of the St. Phillips Episcopal Church, was a former president of the Rotary club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a past president of Harrodsburg First.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Susan (Jay) Chapman of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sons, Edward Logan Dedman of Lexington and Robert Curry Dedman of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; one brother, William M. Dedman of Harrodsburg, and three grandchildren.

     Private graveside services will be held at the Bellevue Cemetery in Danville.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Centre College, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville KY or to Heritage Hospice P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.

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

(HH Thu Apr 30, 2015)

 

JUANITA HILL

     Juanita Brim Hill, 82 of Harrodsburg, widow of Leroy Hill Sr., died Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

     Born Aug. 6, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Ruby Carey Brim.

     Survivors include two sons, Leroy Hill Jr. of Frankfort and Larry (Julia) Hill of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Nancy (Doug) Crase of Lawrenceburg; one sister, Sue Taurman of Junction City; 15 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Hill.

     Funeral services were held Monday, April 27, at Herrington Lake Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Larry Holbrook officiating. Burial was in Shawnee Run Cemetery in Burgin.

(HH Thu Apr 30, 2015)

 

 

 

 

RANDALL HOLTON

     Randall Holton, 60 of Danville, died Friday April 17, 2015.

     Born July 16, 1954 on Stanford, he was the son of the late Raymond and Rubie Johnson Holton.

     Randall was a graduate of McKinney High School. Randall was a quiet man who was witty, and always had a quick comeback. Randall enjoyed spending time in his garage, driving his '67 Chevrolet Camaro, fishing, and watching a Nascar race on Sunday afternoon.

     Randall is survived by: his wife, Betty Jo Keeton Holton; a daughter, Rachel (Casey Bowling) Holton; two sisters, Regina Estes of Junction City and Rhonda (Hank) Cornett of Kings Mountain; three brothers, Ronald Holton of Stanford, Robert (Deb) Holton of Harrodsburg, and Rickie Holton of Lincoln County; and two grandchildren, Cami Holton and Casen Bowling.

     The funeral was held Friday April 24, 2015 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City with Rev. Dale Denton officiating. Burial was in Wilson Fairview Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Tommy Estes, Cody Lawless, Russell Gibson, Chip Pearce, Lloyd Bowling, Jarrett Lane, Tim Dalzell, and Doug Elmore.

     Honorary pallbearers were Cami Holton and Casen Bowling.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 30, 2015 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

JAMES POWELL

     James Michael “Jim” Powell, 73, of Harrodsburg, husband of Marilyn Kindel Powell, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at his residence.

     Born March 11, 1942, in Kirksville, Mo., he was the son of the late Smith Thompson Powell Jr. and Opal Marie Bishop Powell.

     He was a Christian minister and served churches in Liberty; Eden, N.C.; Jacksonville, N.C., and at the Harrodsburg Christian Church. He was also a member of the American Family Therapy, National Historical Society and the Clergy and Laity Network.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Michael (Karen) Powell and Chris Powell of Lexington; one sister, Martha Anne Crouse of Philadelphia, Penn.; one brother, Smith T. Powell III of Dallas, Texas, and seven grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m. at the Harrodsburg Christian Church.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163, or to the Harrodsburg Christian Church.

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

(HH Thu Apr 30, 2015)

 

MOREY LAMPSON

     Morey L. Lampson, 86, of Kinderhook, N.Y., passed away on April 16, 2015. Morey was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Leon, N.Y., the son of Morey Lavell Lampson and Arlene Cooper Lampson.

     He graduated from the Griffith Institute Springville NY, spent three years in the Army Air Corps and graduated from Clarkson College of Technology. In 1950 he married the love of his life, Patricia Ornstedt Lampson. He had a long career as an engineer for Corning Glass. He was a loving son, brother, husband, brother-in-law, father and grandfather. An outdoorsman, sportsman and naturalist, he gave his sons and grandchildren a great appreciation for nature. He had a lifelong love of airplanes and flying. He worked on many airplane restorations and soloed two months before his 70th birthday. An engineer by training and natural inclination, he could make anything he put his mind to.

     Morey had a very close relationship with his grandchildren Kevin and Phoebe. He spent countless hours fishing with Kevin and was a daily presence in Phoebe’s life. He loved family genealogy and spent decades researching his family roots.

     He accomplished a great deal in life, but we will always be grateful for the love and care he gave to our mother during her illness. Morey was predeceased by his wife of 62 years Patricia. He is survived by his brother Edmon Lampson and his wife Louise of Leon, N.Y., his sons Morey of Danville, Karl and his wife Sally of Chatham Center, N.Y., and Alan of Burlington Vt., his grandson Kevin Lampson and his partner Lydia Stamm of Henderson N.C., and granddaughter Phoebe Lampson of Chatham Center, N.Y. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Johanna Hughes of Duane, N.Y., Mary Baker of Lake Placid, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Bond Funeral Home in Valatie, N.Y.

     Memorial donations may be made to the Kinderhook Memorial Library, 18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106.

Paid obit

(HH Thu Apr 30, 2015)

 

JACQUELINE ZIMMERMAN

     Jacqueline Ray Zimmerman, 79, wife of Ronald Walter Zimmerman of Harrodsburg, died Friday, April 17, in Seattle, Wash.

     She was born Aug. 6, 1935, in Indiana.

     She was an employee of Bell South Telephone and an artist.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband, include one daughter, Bonnie Saling of Seattle, Wash.; two sons, John Edward (Kathleen) Parker and Andrew James (Diane) Parker; one stepson, Ronald Walter Zimmerman Jr.; two stepdaughters, Bernice (Mike) Barron and Frances Elizabeth (Ned) Watson; one brother, Bruce Wolv; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by one sister, Inez Crammer.

     Funeral services were held Friday, April 24, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kentucky Wounded Warriors Project, 128 E. Reynolds Rd. #201, Lexington, KY 40517.

(HH Thu Apr 30, 2015)