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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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EDITH HOLTON

     Edith Neal Herring Holton, 87 of Danville passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

     Born Feb. 22, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Lillie Crawford Neal.

     She was preceded in death by her husbands: J.F. Pemberton, Ernest “Big Apple” Herring and Jason Holton.

     She is survived by: two sons, Marshel ( Dana) Herring of Charlotte, N.C. and George (Connie) Herring of Harodsburg; three daughters, Cheryla Everly of N. M., Rita (Gilbert) Robinson of Somerset, Judy (Jackie) Preston of Lancaster and Victoria Wilson, (who she raised) of Danville; one sister, Ethel Dees of Tenn.; 15 grandchildren, Tiger (Loretta) Robinson, Kellie (Tracy) Robinson, Scott (Angie) Robinson, Jamie John (Tammy) Robinson, Darrell (Melissa) Meece, Jackie Preston, Jr, Jimmy Preston, Marc (Nikki) Herring, Matthew Herring, Michelle Campbell, George (Jennifer) Herring, II, Bill (Heather) Herring, Eric Herring, Frankie Herring and Harper Herring; 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland by Bro. Gilbert Robinson with burial in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

     Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

     Visitation will be 5-8 pm, Sunday.

 

JAMES DAVIS

     James W. Davis, 83, widower of Ada Bea Trower Davis, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

     Born June 16, 1932 in Kingston, Tenn., he was the son of the late James and Nora Moore Davis.

     He was retired from the U.S. Army having served one tour of duty in the Korean War and two tours of duty in Vietnam.  He was also retired from Phillip Morris Company and had worked at the Harrodsburg Christian Church. 

     He was a member of the V.F.W. Bataan Memorial Post 6935 and the Harrodsburg Baptist Church where he led worship for his Sunday School Class.  He was a lifelong musician having volunteered his musical talents at Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore and having performed with his group The Buckaroos on the radio and also with The Melody Group of Radio Station WLIL in Lenoir City, Tenn. He formed the band “Jimmy Davis and the Southern Playboys” and traveled throughout Germany and Europe having backed up popular artists such as Tammy Wyonette, George Jones, Little Jimmy Dickens, Roy Clark, and George Morgan.  In his spare time, Jim enjoyed fishing and birding on Lake Herrington.

     Survivors include: three daughters, Angela Davis of Havre de Grace, Md, Sandy Barnett of Tucson, Ariz., and Vickie Jones of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren: Darrick (Lisa) DeBoard, Sr. of Aberdeen, Md., Anthony Saunders of York, Pa., Michael (fiancée Ashley) Saunders of Havre de Grace, Md., and Shelly (Hamet) of Tucson, Ariz.;  great-grandchildren: Darrick DeBoard, Jr., Emmily DeBoard both of Aberdeen, Md., Mason Saunders, Hadley Saunders, Hannah Yungandreas, and Haley Yungandreas  all of Havre de Grace, Md., and Kyra Diop of Tucson, Ariz.; his special niece Zelma Wells of Lenoir City, Tenn. and many other nieces and nephews and his dear friend Jean Derringer also survives.

     He was preceded in death by four sisters, Molly Burmmitt, Dora Wells, Maude Brewster, Sue Harvey, and four brothers, Arvis, Robert, Clyde, and Charles Davis.

     Graveside funeral services will be conducted 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

     Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

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

 

BRUCE SIMS

     Bruce C. Sims, 73, of Harrodsburg, husband of Linda G. Hendren Sims, died Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

     He was born May 17, 1942, in Washington County to the late William and Lucille Isham Sims.

     Bruce was a retired supervisor for General Electric, a full time farmer and also worked for the Mercer County Conservation Office.

     Bruce is survived by: his wife, Linda Gayle (Hendren) Sims; one daughter, Tammy Lucinda (Shawn) Murphy of Harrodsburg; two sons: Troy Patrick Sims of Somerset, Travis Stacy (Kristi) Sims of Midway, two sisters: Nancy Blacketeer of New Albany, IN and Alissa (Carl) Adams of FLA., five grandchildren.

     Bruce was preceded in death by his brother, Wendell Sims.

     Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Damon Stewart, Daron Stewart and Charlie Ellis. Burial will follow in Battle Cemetery in Washington County.

     Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday; Feb. 5, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Pallbearers will be Timothy Baker, Kelly Baker, Mike Matherly, Kevin Russell, Blair Isham, Ron Hilton, Dennis Sims and Aaron Baker. Honorary Bearers will be: Donald Ross, Darrel Baker, Joe Russell, LeRoy Hendren, Billy Hilton, Carl Blacketeer, Nick Adams, Mark Moore and Charles Blevins.

     The family request memorial donations be sent to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422

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

 

ROSE HOOPER

     Rose Marie Mervin "Granny" Hooper, 83 of Harrodsburg, died February 2, 2016.

     Born June 5, 1932 in Richmond, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Jonathan Emzy Albert and Nellie Elizabeth Wise Mervin.

     Rose enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. One of her greatest joys was her family. Rose was a God fearing woman who loved to sew and who read her Bible daily. In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her son, John Hooper.

     Rose is survived by: two sons, Kenneth Wayne (Susan) Hooper, and William Samuel (Sissy Young) Hooper; three daughters, Carrie Fearing, DeAnna (Billy) Hargis, and Patricia Denson; a daughter in law, Rita Hooper, 12 grandchildren, Jason, Elizabeth, Andrew, Matthew, Robert, Teddy, Jennifer, Ashley, Josh, Adrianna, Brianna, and Nathan, and 12 great-grandchildren, Anne Grace, Jane, Brandon D., Brandon F., Kaitlyn, Aubrey, Joseph, Carmyne, Kaydince, Evan, Harmony, and Olivia.

     The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday Feb. 8, 2016 at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City with Rev. Dave Evans officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

     Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Sunday Feb. 7, 2016 at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City.

     Memorial donations are suggested to Salt River Baptist Church.

 

GERALDLEEN BRYANT

Geraldleen Marie Bryant, 73, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at her home.

Born April 8, 1942 in Mayo, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Jean Burrus.

She attended West Side, Mayo and Mercer County Schools and was employed at Eaton, Signet and Modine Manufacturing Companies.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include: one daughter, Dawana Logan of Georgetown; three sons, Lester Patton Jr. of Junction City, Raymond (Toni) Patton of Danville and Kendall (Wanda) Patton of Harrodsburg; twenty-three grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a special companion, George Crumes of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. at Sims Funeral Services with Elder J. D. Short III officiating.

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

(HH Thu Feb 4, 2016)

 

 

 

FRANCES FOWLER

Frances Dale Fowler, 73, of Altanta, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta.

Born March 23, 1942, in Charlotte, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Clay and Lena Daugherty Davenport of Harrodsburg.

She was a homemaker and was an elementary school teacher.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lauren (Mike) Rhyne of Marietta, Ga.; one son, Clay (Paula) Fowler of Loganville, Ga.; one sister, Marsha (Rob) Griffin and three grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. in Spring Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bert Eyster officiating.

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

(HH Thu Feb 4, 2016)

 

 

 

RODNEY PEAVLER

Rodney Keith Peavler, 59, of Mackville, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at the Bradford Square Nursing Home in Frankfort.

Born Sept. 9, 1956, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late George Rodger “Rod” and Lou Anna Wohner Peavler.

He was a truck driver and was a member of the Unity Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one sister, Lisa (Jerry) Norton and two nieces.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Harmon and Rev. Nelson Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Peter Cemetery in Mackville.

Pallbearers were Tom Curtsinger, Billy Joe Mattingly, Howard Wohner, Mark Moore, Michael Robinson and Steve Jones.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

(HH Thu Feb 4, 2016)

 

 

RANDALL REED

Randall Keith Reed, 56, of Harrodsburg, husband of Shirlene Peavler Reed, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at the James B Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born June 6, 1959 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Lena “Judy” Rivers Harmon of Harrodsburg and the late Maurice Reed.

He was a carpenter and was a member of the Bruners Chapel Baptist Church

Survivors, in addition to his wife and mother, include: two sons, Jeremy Todd Sagracy and Steven Wayne Sagracy, both of Harrodsburg; three daughters, Kristin Rene Reed of Harrodsburg, April Leeann Reed of Harrodsburg and Helena Jean Elam of Burgin; one brother, Larry Dewayne Reed of Harrodsburg; one sister, Debra (Donnie) McMichael of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

(HH Thu Feb 4, 2016)

 

 

 

HELEN TAYLOR

Helen Logue Taylor, 84, widow of Buford Logue and Eldred M. Taylor, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at the Episcopal Church home in Louisville.

Born Aug. 3, 1931 in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Lois Grubbs Vaught.

She was a former member of the Sweet Adeline Chorus and The Belle-V-Dears and was a member of the St. Matthews Baptist Church.

Survivors include: four sons, Gary (Cathy) Logue of Ballardsville, Tom (Valarie) Logue of Louisville, David (Katie) Logue of Canton, Ga. and Jeff (Denise) Logue of Simpsonville; two brothers, Paul (Linda) Logue of Somerset and Jere (Lois) Logue of Harrodsburg; one sister, Joan Logue of Lexington; two step-daughters, Jeannie Taylor of Lexington and Jackie (Carol) Taylor of Washington Crossing, Penn.; nine grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville. Burial was in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave, Louisville, Ky. 40207; Sunrise Children’s Services, 300 Hope St., P.O. Box 1429, Mt. Washington, Ky. 40047; or the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Eldred M. Taylor Endowment, 400 East College St., Georgetown, Ky. 40324.

(HH Thu Feb 4, 2016)

 

JOSEPH TAYLOR

Joseph Edwin Taylor, 85, of Lebanon, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at the University of Louisville Hospital.

Born Feb. 12, 1930, in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Luther and Stella Rowland Taylor.

He was a former employee of the Kentucky Department of Transportation and was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Diane (Howard) Wohner of Mackville and Vickie (Ernest) Prather of Harrodsburg; one sister, Ruby Peavler of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Eula Fay Hooper and two brothers, Tommy and Robert Taylor.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jonathan Bennett officiating. Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

Pallbearers were Jared Prather, Ben Tinsley, Ernest Prather, Brad Adams, Kelly Garner and Robert Taylor.

(HH Thu Feb 4, 2016)

 

 

CHRISTINE TEWMEY

Christine Coy Tewmey, 94, widow of Marvin E. Tewmey, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at The Willows at Harrodsburg. 

Born June 23, 1921 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Willie F. and Mattie Mercer Coy. 

She was was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and was a member of the Benton Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one sister-in-law, Rose Tewmey of Harrodsburg and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by one sister, Beulah Merriman; one brother, James B. Coy and two brother-in-laws, Melvin Tewmey and Morris Tewmey.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, Ky. 40330.

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

(HH Thu Feb 4, 2016)

 

 

LONNIE THOMPSON

Lonnie R. Thompson, 80, of Salvisa, husband of Wilna Dawson Thompson, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 in Salvisa.

Born Dec. 12, 1935, in Greenwood, Ind., he was the son of the late William and Alice Wooldridge Thompson. 

He was a retired truck driver for Lawrenceburg Transfer and was a member of the Mayo Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two sons, Todd (Lorie) Thompson and Eddie Lee Thompson; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by one son, Carol G. Thompson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Todd Thompson, George Dye and Eli Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Kirkwood Cemetery in Salvisa.

Pallbearers were Danny Brock, Steven Goodlett, Howard Fallis, John Goodlett, Lynn Royalty, Mark Gash, Alan Thomas and Darrell Ellis.

Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Hardin, Bruce Thompson, Jim Sayre, Kenny Smith, Ralph Morris, Dennis Williams, Scott Patton and Stanley Patton.

Memorial contributions 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.

(HH Thu Feb 4, 2016)