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.



"And now, mourn not, for a good, fulfilling life,

we are stepping through the garden gate

 into the next adventure."





     Kenneth Dale Liverseed, age 68, father of Jessica Liverseed of Harrodsburg, KY died recently at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

     Born March 30, 1949 in Faribault, MN, he was son of the late Charles and Mary Catherine Stadler Liverseed.

     He was a graduate of Bethlehem Academy Catholic High School in Faribault, MN, a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, served in the US Army Electronics Command Area Office in Korea, was a custodian at the Hospital Specialty Company in Nicholasville, a stock person at Winn Dixie Groceries in Nicholasville, and was a member of the Catholic Church.

     Survivors include: one daughter, Jessica Liverseed of Harrodsburg.

     There will be no visitation or services conducted.

     The family would like assistance with the payment of his services by contributing to the GoFundMe account at:

     Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at



     Mildred Hatchett McGaughey, 94, of Lexington, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday August 15, 2017 at the Breckinridge in Lexington.

     Born August 12, 1923, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late William Patrick and Mildred Powell Hatchett.

     She worked as an administrative assistant for Dr. Lewis Hicks, before moving to Lexington, she was a member of the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church.

     Mildred is survived by: one daughter, Mary Hood McGaughey of Lexington; one son, Claude R. "Shug" (Alison) McGaughey of New York, NY; and two grandsons, Chip McGaughey and Reeve McGaughey, and Mary Jane McGaughey (Brent) Smith.

     A private committal service will be held in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.

     The family request memorial donations be sent to: Alzheimer's Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchman's Lane STE 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284  or Mercer County Animal Shelter, 896 Moberly Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

     Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at 



     Mr. Roy L. Gibson, 88, husband of 69 years to Orene Wilcher Gibson, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. 

     Born Nov. 26, 1928, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Marvin L. and Edna Powell Gibson. 

     He was retired from Con Gibson Paving and McGlone Construction, was a member of the Antioch United Methodist Church, and was also a member of the Bluegrass Horse Pulling Association and Southern Draft Horse Pulling Association.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters: Brenda Gibson (Robert) Baker of Stanford and Glenda Gibson (Johnnie L.) Meredith of Harrodsburg.  Three grandchildren: Christie (Chad) Whitis, Heather (Chad) Redfern, and Amy (Michael) Tracy.  Two step grandchildren: Jonathan (Donya) Baker and Stephanie (Stephen) Wilcher; four great-grandchildren: Trenton Lee Mills, Raegan Lee Preston, Landen Elliott Tracy and Michaela Gibson Tracy; five step great-grandchildren: Chasity Redfern, Matthew Wilcher, Rankin Wilcher, Brody Baker and Jenna Baker; and one greatgreat-grandson Kayson Mills.

     He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Stacie Lee Meredith and one brother William H. (Wilma) Gibson.

     Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Danville Memorial Gardens with Rev. George Quisenberry officiating. 

     Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Jordan, Kenny Heightchew, John Archer, Trenton Mills, Landen Tracy, Johnnie Meredith, Robert Baker, Kenny Wise, Bobby Sheperson, Jim McGlone and Patty Greer.

     Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home in Harrodsburg was in charge of arrangements.

     Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Antioch United Methodist Church, c/o Peggy Powell, 365 Short Line Road, Perryville, KY  40468.

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(HH Thu Aug 17, 2017)



     Newell Foster Hooker, 84, of Danville, husband of Anna Ray Langford Hooker, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at the V.A Medical Center in Lexington.

     Born Sept. 28, 1932, in Stanford, he was the son of the late John Franklin and Deanie Elliott Hooker. 

     He was an Army veteran of the Korean war, was an employee for Happy Valley Farms, Central Supply and Dana Manufacturing Company and was a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Danville.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter, Miranda (Doug) Ruggles, and one son, John Hooker, both of Danville, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

     He was preceded in death by two brothers, Shelton and Donald Hooker, and four sisters, Martha Latham, Mayme Smithey, Nell Moore and Ethel Denny.

     Funeral service are 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 17, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with James McPherson officiating. Burial will be in the Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.

     Visitation also today from 11 a.m. to the hour of service at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Pallbearers are Sabe Ruggles, Lucus Ruggles, Wyatt Ruggles, John M. Hooker, Joe Wright and Danny Langford. Honorary bearers are   Jem Metz, Amanda Hooker, Oliva Ruggles  and Kye Xavier Hooker.

     Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

(HH Thu Aug 17, 2017)