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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 into the next adventure."





     Marvin A. Claunch, 85, of Harrodsburg, husband of Shirley June Norton, died Sunday, August 21, 2016, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     Born February 6, 1931, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late John D. and the late Flossie Durr Claunch.

     He served in the Army during the Korean War, was employed by the Kentucky State Hospital, the Kentucky Revenue Department and was a farmer. He was a member of the Benton Baptist Church, attended Fellowship Baptist, was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the American Legion.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: two daughters, Linda (Wayne) Boyd and Kim (Jeff) Poole of Mercer County; one son, Marvin “Marty” Claunch of Harrodsburg; one brother, J.B. (Jean) Claunch of Mercer County; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Allen Claunch; two brothers Raymond and Earl Claunch; three half brothers, Henry B, Seymour, Boehman Claunch, and five half sisters, Icie Peavler, Cordie Durr, Martha Click, Mae Claunch and Dee Claunch.

     Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Hilary Claypool and James Harley officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Hopewell Baptist Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Kevin Claunch, Gerald Claunch, Jason Boyd, Caleb Poole, Wayne Boyd and Jeff Poole.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Galilean Home, 712 S. Fork Church Rd., Liberty, KY 42539 or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 176 Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

     Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at 

(HH Thu Aug 25, 2016)



     Lena G. Jones, 93, widow of Fred Jones, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

     Born April 15, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Lillian Taylor Gritton. 

     She was a retired seamstress at Cricketeer and was a member of the Salvisa United Methodist Church. 

     Survivors include: one daughter, Jackie Gowins of Cynthiana; several nieces and nephews and her caregivers, Faustine and Lester Ames of Mercer County.

     She was preceded in death by one daughter, Chris, four brothers, and three sisters.

     Funeral services were held Friday, August 19, at the Burgin Memorial Gardens with Dr. Leonard W. Marr officiating.

     Honorary pallbearers were Lester Ames, Dudley Ford, Anthony Godbey, Anthony Wayne Godbey, Donnie Green, Gary Gritton, Bobby Turner, Kelly Bugg and Tim Darland.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY  40330 and/or Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40422.

     Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at


(HH Thu Aug 25, 2016)



     Roxie Lee Huffman Milburn, 78, of Harrodsburg, widow of Joe Tevis Milburn, died Monday, August 22, 2016, at her home.

     Born March 11, 1938, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Gus and Mabel Baker Huffman.

     She was a 1956 graduate of Harrodsburg High School and was a retired glass inspector for Corning Glass.

     Survivors include: one son, Joey L. Milburn of Harrodsburg; six granddaughters, Kristin Combs, Kyleigh Combs, Jessica Milburn, Lauren (Adam) Beasley, McKenna Milburn, Tevis Milburn, and nine great-grandchildren, Madi Long, Simon Long, Gavin Holiday, Zane Combs, Harper Fredericks, Eliot Fredericks, Noah Beasley, Kora Beasley and Salem Searcy.

     She was preceded in death by one sister, Charlotte Young.

     Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m., Friday, August 26, at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery Pavilion with Darrell Hahn officiating. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson.

     Pallbearers will be Shannon Murray, Max Searcy, Doug Long, Charlie Holiday, Adam Beasley and Brian Hall.

     Visitation Thursday, August 25, 6–8 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Drive, Danville, KY 40422 and Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

     Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

(HH Thu Aug 25, 2016)



     Gary Winfield, 71, of Harrodsburg, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     Arrangements are pending at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home in Danville.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the August 25, 2016 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald0