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."







Lisa Lynn Belding, 53, of Harrodsburg, wife of Tom Belding died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at her residence. 

Born Jan. 30, 1961 in Lexington, she was the daughter of Margaret Hume Young and the late Lucian Young Jr. 

She was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center and a member of the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church

Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother, include: three sons, Josh and Zack Belding of Harrodsburg and Ben Taulbee of Manassas, Virg.; two daughters, Angie Taulbee of Lexington, and Amanda Noll-Belding of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Sonny Young of Lancaster,  and David Young of St. Louis, Mo., three sisters: Donna Tunnstill, of Charleston, S.C., Karen Peace of Harrodsburg and Michelle Young-Crawford of Maysville; one niece, Shawna Van Winkle-Russell and seven grandchildren. 

A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)



Rita Cannada, 57, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.  

Born February 12, 1957 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of William Lee Cannada of Harrodsburg and the late Juletta Teater Cannada.  

She was a retired employee of Hitachi Automotive and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.  

Survivors, in addition to her father, include: one daughter, Julie Baker of Harrodsburg; one brother,  William (Loretta) Cannada of Burgin; two sisters,  Brenda (Art) Baker of Harrodsburg and Patricia (Michael) Hill of Danville and one grandson, Brady Johnson.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Derek Baker officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Johnson, Harden Green, Blake Jones, Curtis Majors, David Cannada and Michael Hill. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)




Betty Lou Lewis, 75, of Harrodsburg, widow of Wilbert Glenn Lewis, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 in Harrodsburg. 

Born Nov. 21, 1938, in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late James Brown and Mary Lou Votaw Lewis.

Survivors include: two sons, Terry (Debbie) Lewis and Tim (Pat) Lewis, both of Harrodsburg; one sister, Helen Jewell Deckard of Elwood, Ind.; one brother, James R. “Buddy” Lewis of Stanford;  four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Funeral service were held 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with James Harley and Andrew Mikles officiating. Burial was  in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Eddie Sherrow, Bud Jeffries, Bill Trainor, Timothy Todd Lewis, Nicholas Glenn Lewis and Josh Lee Carey. Honorary pallbearers were Don Steele, Andrea Carey and Misty S. Lewis.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Wounded Warriors. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at  

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)



Virginia Louise McHolan, 90 of Cochran Georgia, formally of Boyle County, died Friday, August 15, 2014 in Georgia. She was the widow of Rev. Andy McHolan.

Born in Ammons, KY, she was a daughter of the late Elbert and Cora Bennett Dutsehke.

Mrs. McHolan and her husband had been in Georgia since 1969 where they served several churches. While in Boyle County Mr. and Mrs. McHolan served the Doctors Fork Baptist Church in Perryville.

Survivors include: a daughter, Lou Ellen Johnson of Cincinnat;, three sons and their wives, Charles and Carolyn McHolan of Louisville, Eugene and Sue McHolan of Harrodsburg, Rickie and Rhonda McHolan of Cochran GA; ten grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and thirteen great –great grandchildren.

Graveside services for Mrs. McHolan will be conducted at 3 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville, by Rev. John David Lane.

Visiting hours will begin on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Wilder Funeral Home until time of service.

Services were held in Georgia on Saturday.

You may visit Mrs. McHolan’s online guestbook at

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the August 1, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)



Tony B. Pulliam, 63, of Harrodsburg, widower of  Linda Hurlburt Pulliam, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  

Born Feb. 27, 1951 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Garnett Cecil and Hazel Hungate Pulliam.  

He retired from Corning after 39 years, was a member of the Shakertown Baptist Church and was a member for over 20 years of the American Flint Glass Workers Union.

Survivors include: one son, Steven (Lisa) Sims of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Cecilia Ann Robinson of Salvisa and Vickie Wilson of Midway; one aunt, Bertha Raider of Arizona; two grandchildren; one niece and nephew and several cousins.

A private memorial will be held at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)




Donald Bruce “Donnie” Sanford II, 49, of Springfield, husband of Mary Clements Sanford, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Born Jan. 2, 1965 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Donald Bruce Sanford and Sue Hill.

He was a self-employed dry wall contractor.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and parents, include: two sons, Anthony Richardson of Harrodsburg and Thomas Ray Byrd of Danville; four daughters, Virginia Ann Lyttle of Danville, Donna Mae Sanford of Harrodsburg, Tiffany Dawn and Cierra Hope Byrd both of Springfield; two brothers, Tony Sanford of Harrodsburg and Chris Hill of Red Lion, Penn.; one sister, Jennifer Sanford Davis of Harrodsburg and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 14, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Springfield with Rev. Kevin McGrath, O.P. officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  

Pallbearers were Tony Sanford, Chris Hill, Tiffany and Thomas Byrd, Jeremy Hicks, Daniel and Christopher Richardson and Steven Myers.

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

(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)



Obie Slater, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at Village of Lebanon.

He was born on March 24, 1929 in Bentonia, Miss.

He was the former manager of Club Cherry, owner of a record shop in Danville, and retired from Matsushita Manufacturing Company in Danville. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Lebanon.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Levi and Nellie Ann Slater; brothers, Jeff and Lee Ones Slater; and sisters, Flora Manning and Minnie Ingram.

Survivors include: a son, Todd Anderson of Lebanon; two daughters, Gail Napier of Harrodsburg and Karen Hicks of Kokomo, Ind.; a special nephew, John Ingram of Danville; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Lebanon First Baptist Church with interment in Ryder Cemetery. Rev. Tommy Calhoun officiated.

Pallbearers were George Hamilton, Alonzo McQuire, John Ingram, Bruce Warren, Douglas Ford, and David Napier.

Bosley Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the August 1, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)



Tristan Scott Yeager, 11, of Gravel Switch, died Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Born in 2003, he was the son of son of  Travis Scott (Heather) Yeager, and Misty Dawn (William Lee) Baker Anderson.

He was a fifth grader at North Washington Elementary, attended the Willisburg Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses, playing football and was a big racing fan. 

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include: one sister, Khloe Danielle Yeager of Beaver Dam; one brother, Harold Austin Sanders of Lebanon; one stepbrother, Mason Paul Huffman of Harrodsburg; best friend and cousin, Devin Benge of Danville; maternal grandfather, Harold (Versia) Baker Jr. of Harrodsburg; maternal grandmother, Charlotte Lane of Washington County and stepgrandparents, Gary and Sheila Rhodes of Harrodsburg.

Funeral services are today, Thursday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with J. W. Hatfield and Doug Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Lee and Daniel Dial, Jeff Goodlett, Logan Shewmaker, Brandon Hardin and Bryan Weatherly.  Honorary bearers are Noah and Nathan Rhodes and teammates from the “Bears” of the Blake Hoppes football league.

Visitation was Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Tristan Yeager Memorial Fund, C/O Whitaker Bank, 211 S Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at


(HH Thu Aug 21, 2014)