Mercer County Obits

 

 

 

SHIRLEY WARREN

Shirley Ann Warren, 78,of  Danville,  mother of Debbie Smith and Timothy Warren, died Thursday at the Heritage Hall Care Center, Lawrenceburg.

Born January 13,1941, in Whitley City, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and the late Gladys Dean Swain Wilson.

She was a real estate agent-broker and a hairdresser.

Shirley is survived by: a daughter, Debbie (George) Smith of Danville; a son, Timothy Warren of Melbourne, Australia;  four grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Wilson of Corbin and Linda Lynch of McCreary County.

Memorial  services will be held in Williamsburg in the near future.

Ransdell Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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

 

CLIFTON PREWITT

Clifton Day Prewitt, III, 69, OF Salvisa, husband of 51 years to Linda Ammon Prewitt, died Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the UK Medical Center, Lexington.

Born November 19, 1949, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Clifton Day Prewitt, Jr. and the late Patsy Grigsby Prewitt Day

He was a retired acoustical contractor, had worked security at Keeneland Race Track part-time, and was a member of the Salvisa Baptist Church.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Amy Elizabeth Owens, Versailles; one son, Clifton D. (Season) Prewitt, IV, Harrodsburg; one brother, Stephen Prewitt, Garrard County; four grandchildren, Kayla and Lincoln Owens, and Brinkley and Elle Prewitt.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Jonathan Jones. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2 p.m., Monday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to: Salvisa Baptist Church, 138 Kirkwood Road, Salvisa, KY 40372

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

 

 

 

RONNIE COLE

Ronnie Dale Cole, 65, of Harrodsburg, widower of Jackie Howard Cole died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Baptist Health in Lexington.

Born June 10, 1953 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Eunice Pennington Cole and the late Lawrence E. Cole.

He was a retired tool & die worker for Modine and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. He loved German Shepherd dogs, hunting, farming and being outdoors.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, are: four sisters, Joyce (Paul) Hill of Danville, Janet (Ronnie) Woodward of Jamestown, Debbie (Wayne) Perrin of Harrodsburg and Della (Tony) Peavler of Horse Cave; nieces and nephews, Wayne Hill, Chris Hill, Amanda Hill, Jonathan Cole, Stephen Cole, Angela Long Russell, Ashley Woodward, Brittany Woodward, Nicholas Perrin, Cole Peavler, Cameron Peavler, Braydon Peavler, Matthew Carpenter and several great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Charles Cole, one sister, Cathy Long and one niece, Madison Calvert.

A gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday, February 23, at the Mercer County Senior Citizens, 1475 Louisville Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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

 

 

NANCY LAMBERT

Nancy Elaine Lambert, 82, of Harrodsburg, widow of Owen Lambert died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born Oct. 30, 1936 in Riverside, California she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Edna Young Johnson.

She was a retired Licensed C.M.A. from Harrodsburg Health Care Center and she was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include: one son, Gerald Lambert of Harrodsburg; one daughter: Pamela (Kenneth) Lister of Mercer County; six grandchildren; twenty- three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Rickie Lambert; five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 18, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Joshua Stine officiating. Burial was in the Grapevine Christian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ricky Lambert, Kenneth Lister, Jr., Patrick Lambert, Ethan Claunch, Mike Royalty and Josh Deringer. Honorary pallbearers were Trevon Lambert, Valentina Montes, Christopher Montes, Haley Lister, Emiley Lister and Paisley Gabhart.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospitals For Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502

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

(HH Thu Feb 21, 2019)

 

WILLIAM MARTIN

William A. “Bill” Martin, 78, of Harrodsburg, husband of Shirley Westerfield Martin, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

Born May 14, 1940, in Huntington, WV, he was the son of the late H. Clayton and Ila Mae Rankin Martin.

He was a retired journalist and public relations director for Norfolk Southern Railroad. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Kentucky and his Master’s Degree from Hollins College. He authored “Cattails and Curveballs” about the history of the Bluegrass Baseball League in Mercer county.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two sons, Andrew Martin of Mobile, AL and William W. (Kimberly) Martin of Harrodsburg;  one sister, Mary Anne Loy of Columbia; one brother, James Martin of Lexington and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and John Martin.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb 18, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Jill Cutler officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Perryville.

Pallbearers were Tim Darland, Jessica Furner, Matthew Loy, Anne C. Martin, Logan Martin and Chip Thomas.

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

(HH Thu Feb 21, 2019)

 

WILMA MOBLEY

Wilma Blanche Mobley, 93, of Harrodsburg, widow of Ernest Mobley, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at the Willows at Citation, in Lexington.

Born Feb. 6, 1926, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Worley Cassius and Isa Mae Adkinson Lay.

She was a retired seamstress for Cricketeer Clothing Manufacturer and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, where she taught pre-school Sunday School for a number of years.

Survivors include: two daughters, Brenda (Bob) Young of Comfort, Texas, and Judy (Bob) Boggs of Lexington; two sons, Danny (Cathy) Mobley of Harrodsburg and David (Pam) Mobley of Danville; one sister, Virginia Isham of Lawrenceburg; one brother, Leo (Doris) Lay of Willisburg; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Isa Bell Coulter, Mary Lee Coker, Amie Ross and Mayola Meadows, and six brothers, Frank Lay, Paul Lay, Hobert Lay, Dudley Lay, Alvie Lay, Hollis Lay and an infant, and a grandson, Phillip Young.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Larry D. Camic and John Kesel officating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 S Main St, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Feb 21, 2019)

 

VERA NEWTON

Vera C. Newton, 81, widow of Nelson Newton, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at the Crestview Center in Shelbyville.

She was a native of Harrodsburg and had been employed for many years as the accounts payable supervisor at Landmark Community Newspapers. She enjoyed reading most anything and loved to listen to music, especially gospel music.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Riker Newton and six siblings.

Survivors include: two sons, Tim Newton (Stephanie) of Roswell, GA and Nelson Newton (Regina) of Shelbyville; and six grandchildren, Julia Newton, Hannah Newton, and Hayley Newton, all of Roswell, GA and Tiffany Medley (Baker), Ashley Hill (Clinton), Nicole Newton, all of Shelbyville.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Feb. 21, at noon at the Shannon Funeral Home, in Shelbyville with the Rev. Greg Gallagher officiating. Burial is in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Visitation is 10 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday, Feb. 21 at the funeral home.

Expression of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association.

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Feb 21, 2019)

 

VIRGINIA ROBERTSON

Virginia Ann Robertson, 81, widow of William Edward Robertson, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Baptist Health Lexington.

Born Aug. 17, 1937, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late George and Cordelia Claunch Durr.

She was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, a former clerk at Harrod Fashion, worked at the Harrodsburg School cafeteria and served as an Auxiliary member at Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include: two sons, Jack (Joy) Robertson and Jeff (Sharyn) Robertson, both of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Bea Gritton and Melvina Cheatham, both of Harrodsburg; one brother, Morris Durr of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren and one  great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Eddie Russell, Larry D. Camic and Paul Gibson officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bobby Burton, Chris Cutter, Gary Durr, J. B. Claunch, George Cheatham, Joe Cheatham, Kermit Logue and John Westerfield. Honorary pallbearers were Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital Auxiliary members, Lee Shirley and Rita Durr. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital Auxiliary,  464 Linden Ave., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Feb 21, 2019)

 

PAUL VOTAW

Paul Taylor Votaw, 99, of Harrodsburg, husband of Bessie Steele Votaw, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

Born March 9, 1919,  in Washington County, he was the son of the late Tom and Minnie Bruner Votaw.

He retired from the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, and was veteran of the Army Air Corps, having served in thirteen foreign countries. He was also a member of the Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church, Danville, and had coached little league baseball for several years.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: three sons, Paul Steven (Ann) Votaw, of Lawrenceburg, David Keith (Lisa) Votaw, of Stanford, and Cecil Smith, of Harrodsburg; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Mike (Betty) Votaw, siblings, Ansil, Shannon, and Stanley Votaw, Evelyn Collis, Ruth McGuffey, and Sarah Thompson, as well as one grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with  Travis Alltop officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. on  Thursday at Ransdell’s.

Pallbearers will be Derek Wilson, Jason Jackson, Jerry Bell, Glave Burton, Johnny Meredith, Chad Whitis, Cecil Smith, David Reilly, David Dannheiser, Patrick and Derek Votaw. Honorary bearers will be J.T., Tony, and Glave Votaw, Bob Bowling, Dr. Mark Tussey, Roger Bandy, Tom Hogg, Charlie Wilkerson, Tom Potts, J.D. Smith, Marvin Michael Michael, Gary Douglas, Richard Reilly, Shirley Dannheiser, Kaye Burton, Patricia Hildebrandt, and Janet Goodlett.

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

(HH Thu Feb 21, 2019)

 

NATALIE WATTS

Natalie Cox Watts, 49, of Harrodsburg, wife of Jason Watts, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019  at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington.

Born Dec. 31, 1969, in Knoxville, TN.  She was the daughter of John Francis Cox and Sara Sue Niemann. 

Natalie graduated from DuPont Manual High School in Louisville and went on to receive a bachelor of arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and was currently the Public Services Coordinator for the Mercer County Public Library. Natalie’s background in art led to her love of Origami and jewelry making.

Natalie is survived by: her husband, Jason Watts; one son, Ian Joseph Watts of Harrodsburg; father, John Francis (Marty) Cox of Knoxville; mother, Sara (Ken) Niemann of Harrodsburg; two half sisters, Catherine (Chris) Whitis of Atlanta, GA and Kimberly Cox of Knoxville, TN; two step sisters: Vickie (Mark) Crane of Jeffersonville, IN and Michelle (Mark) Wheeler of Louisville;  a step brother: Kenny (Ivonne) Niemann of El Paso, TX; special cousin, Kristi Graves; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Natalie was preceded in death by her step sister, Brenda Schroeder.

Pallbearers were Jared Schroeder, Daniel Niemann, Nicholas Wheeler, Robert Jones, Walter Ammons and Ryan Eldridge.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held, Saturday, Feb. 9 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to: The Children’s Memorial Fund, Mercer County Public Library, 109 West Lexington Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. 

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

Paid obit

(HH Thu Feb 21, 2019)