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."






†††† Katherine Deloris Caton, 71, of Harrodsburg, wife of Don Billy Caton, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Haggin Memorial Hospital.

†††† Born November 17, 1943, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Hollis and Artie Taylor Darnell and was raised in the home of the late Charlie and Viola Robinson.

†††† She was retired from the Harrodsburg and Mercer School Systems and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

†††† Survivors, other than her husband, include: one daughter, Teresa Joy (Jack) Robinson of Harrodsburg; one son, Raymond Carroll (Wendy) Caton of Cincinnati, OH; a number of step brothers and sisters; two cousins, Eugene Robinson and Alene Barnes; and four grandchildren.

†††† Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Doug Weslen and Wayne Spivey. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

†††† Visitation will be Monday, March 30, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at th4 funeral chapel.

†††† Pallbearers will be Irvin Lozer, Chris Caton, Nick Caton, Chris Cutter, Bobby Campbell and Alfred VanArsdall.

†††† Honorary bearers will be Ann Katherine Robinson, Emily Rose Caton, William Walter Caton and Isabelle Katherine Caton.

†††† The family request memorial donations be sent to organization of one's choice.

†††† Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at



†††† Helen Dismukes, 91, widow of Roy Dismukes, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

†††† Born August 21, 1923, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Scott and Mariam Reed Mitchell.She was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

†††† Survivors include: one daughter, Elizabeth (Jonathan) Wilhoite of Frankfort; one grandchild, James Clark.

†††† Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, by Eddie Russell. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery.

†††† Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.

†††† Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2015)






†††† Chris Pinkston, 53, died Monday March 23, 2015, at his home in Harrodsburg.

†††† Born August 13, 1961, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Donald Nelson Pinkston and Floralice McCrystal Montgomery.

†††† Chris worked for Cudahy, Gateway, Pioneer Workshop and Anderson Dean Park and is remembered by most for keeping score and statistics for ballgames at the YMCA and Anderson Dean Park. He was a member of The Carpenter's Christian Church.

†††† Chris is survived by: his mother, Floralice (Billy) Montgomery; and his father, Donald Nelson Pinkston, Austin TX ; one brother: Alan (Anita) Pinkston; stepfather, Billy G. Montgomery, both of Harrodsburg and stepbrother, Eric Montgomery of Lexington, and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

†††† Visitation will be Friday, March 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. leading to a Memorial service at 7 p.m. by Greg Warren at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

†††† The family request memorial donations be sent to The Carpenter's Christian Church, 1340 U.S. 127 Bypass, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2015)




†††† Glenn Royalty, 75, of Louisville, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Baptist Health.

†††† Born in Mercer County, he was a retired TARC operator, and a member of the Harry R. Kendall Masonic Lodge #750 and Salvisa Baptist Church. He loved to fish, and was a avid University of Kentucky fan.

†††† Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Hazel Royalty; and his brother, Jackie Royalty.

†††† He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Brenda Sue Key Royalty formerly of Hodgenville; sister, Josephine (Kenneth) Stratton; nieces, Jennifer (Derick) Foley and Jacqueline Jackson; great-nieces, Emma McKissick and Jocelyn Foley; and beloved dog, Benny.

†††† Glennís memorial service was held at Highlands Funeral Home in Louisville, on March 23, 2015.

†††† In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to American Diabetes Association 161 St. Matthews Ave. Ste. 3, Louisville, KY 40207 or the Kentucky Humane Society, 1000 Lyndon Lane Ste. B, Louisville, KY 40222.

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2015)



†††† Mary Frances Trisler, 68, Salvisa, wife of Larry Thomas Trisler, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the UK Medical Center, Lexington.

†††† Born April 25, 1946 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Arvin and Frances Johnson Poulter.

†††† She was former Kentucky State employee and school teacher, member of Salvisa Baptist Church, Joy Sunday School Class, the Women of Missions and Wheels of Time Car Club.

†††† Other survivors include: one daughter, Lori Evelyn (Tim) Wells; and one son, John Chadwick Trisler, both of Mercer County; grandchildren, Deacon Thomas Wells and Colton William Yocum.

Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Sonny Poulter.

†††† Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Salvisa Baptist Church by Larry Koch and Jim Hensley. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery.

†††† Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the Salvisa Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Larry Stopher, Charles Burkhead, Alex Poulter, John Trisler, John Westerfield, Jay Hackett, Tim Wells and Tony Young.

†††† Honorary bearers will be members of the Joy Sunday School Class.

†††† The family request memorial donations be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or the Salvisa Baptist Church, 138 Kirkwood Road, Salvisa, KY 40372.

†††† Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

(HH Thu Mar 26, 2015)