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

we are stepping through the garden gate

 into the next adventure."

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ALMA BLACK

Alma Grace Black, 94, widow of Henry W. Black, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Signature Health Center in Clarksville, Tenn.

Born Feb. 24, 1920, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late William Lambert and Ivona Cornish Darland. She was a homemaker and a member of Pioneer Baptist Church. 

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Bell of Clarksville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara Gail Black and Shirley Horn; nine brothers and sisters, Norvie Darland, Onus Darland, Elwood Darland, Marshall Darland, William Darland, Leroy Darland, Eva McGuire, Stella Darland and Jessie Merriman; one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Brother Lewis Walter officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brian Horn, John Stomberger, Marion Howard, Ross Bell and Patrick Horn.

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

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

ALICE BOSWELL

Alice Rae Oldham Boswell, 65, widow of Jerry W. Boswell Sr., died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Mercer County.

Born April 24, 1948, in Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Nancy Jean Cammack Oldham. She was a former dietary aide at Harrodsburg Health Care Center and attended Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia (Harvie) Moore of Harrodsburg; three sons, Mark (Lorrie) Boswell, Jerry Boswell Jr. and Danny (Lori) Boswell, all of Harrodsburg; one sister, Angela Kay Underwood of Mercer County; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Lee Boswell; one brother, Charlie Oldham and one stepgrandson, Adam Moore.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Larry Moore and Nelson Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tony Boswell, Harvie Moore, Mitch Lake, Larry Settles, Ray Graham and Tyler Boswell.

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

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

WALTER DAUGHERTY III

Walter E. Daugherty, III "Bear", 42, of Burgin, died Tuesday April, 8, 2014.

Born October 25, 1971 in Danville, he was the son of Margaret Hargis Daugherty and the late Walter E. Daugherty, Jr.

Walter was a graduate of Boyle County High School who loved fishing and hunting. He was predeceased by a sister; Bromwynn Daugherty.

Walter is survived by: his mother, Margaret Hargis Daugherty of Stanford; a son, Nathan Daugherty of Stanford; a daughter, Desmond Daugherty of Lincoln County; brothers, Miles G. Daugherty, Trace E. Daugherty, and Jeremy Wilder, all of Stanford; and a fiancé, Gretchen Larkin.

Services will be private.

     Stith Funeral Home in Danville is in charge of arrangements.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 17, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

RALPH DRURY

Ralph L. Drury, 82, of Louisville, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at 10:30 p.m. with family by his side.

He was the son of the late James E. and Susie G. Drury.

Ralph attended the University of Louisville and graduated in 1963 with a Master’s degree in Physics. He married his high school sweetheart, Doris D. Clark, in 1949. During graduate school, he worked in the University of Louisville Heart Lab on a substitute heart. The results were reported in the Journal of Applied Physiology, September 1962. In 1963, he went to work for NASA in Huntsville, Ala. During the next six years he worked as a resident project manager on space engines.

The family really missed their beloved home in Kentucky. After attending a job fair, he was hired by The Courier-Journal as an Engineer in 1968. He worked on new technology and was a leader in the industry developing color printing presses. The Courier won several awards for their color printing using water-based ink in a printing process called Flexo. After 28 years, he retired as Vice President in 1996. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and served as Deacon, Moderator and Trustee.

Ralph was an avid golfer and loved to fish. He and his wife fished from Alaska to Costa Rica and enjoyed many beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the water. He worked on various zoning issues and always supported maintaining the rural setting. At the age of 82, he was still planting trees.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce Stillwell.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris; two children, Wayne (Renee) of Seattle, Wash. and Ron (Claire) of Louisville; five grandchildren, Amalie (J.C.) of Chicago, Claire (Karl) Heckenburg and Lee, both of Louisville, Olivia and Alexandra, both of Seattle and one great-grandson, Augustus Lee.

Funeral services were Friday, April 11, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 13800 Aiken Road, Louisville, with burial in the church cemetery. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Continue the Legacy Fund at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 13800 Aiken Road, Louisville, KY 40245-4624.

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

PAID

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

RONALD HALL SR.

Ronald Anthony Hall Sr., of Lawrenceburg, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at his residence.

Born July 12, 1963, he was the son of Roger Hall, Lawrenceburg, and the late Daisy Ann Pence Hall.

He was a construction worker for Larry Springate.

He is survived by: his wife of 27 years, Barbara R. Caldwell Hall; a son, Ronald A. Hall Jr.; daughter, Brittany Hall, all of Lawrenceburg; step daughter, Canessa (Kevin) Arzt, Lexington; sisters, Kim (James) Edwards, Harrodsburg, Shelly (Tracy) Hicks, and Tonia (Pete) Chilton; brothers, Roger Hall Jr., and Shannon (Bobbi Jo) Hall, all of Lawrenceburg.

Funeral services wee held Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Robert Logue officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 17, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LORENE HEMBREE

Lorene Lay Hembree, 72, of Harrodsburg, beloved wife of 53 years of Art Hembree, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.

Born on Aug. 9, 1942, in Knox County, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Lay. She was retired from Harrodsburg City Hall and a member of Salvisa Baptist Church and prior to that served more than 20 years as a member of Burgin Baptist Church. Lorene was a tireless fundraiser and event organizer to benefit the American Cancer Society and spent much of the last decade serving as a support system for others with breast cancer.

Lorene is survived by her daughter, Trina (Jeff) Sheets of Lexington; son, Kirk Hembree of Harrodsburg; and grandsons, Tyler Hembree and Neal Wells of Lawrenceburg.  She is also survived by her sister, Irene (Clifford) Payne of Somerset; and brothers, Kenneth and Delphus Lay of Barbourville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, J.D. Lay of Knox County.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Salvisa Baptist Church with Dr. Jason Clark officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery with the Reverend Danny Hembree officiating. Brian Hembree, Chris Hembree, Chris Lay, Greg Lay, Gary Miles, and Randy Payne served as pallbearers.

Charitable contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718 and/or Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423.

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

PAID

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

CLEO LINTON

Cleo Rice Linton, 82, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday April 8, 2014 at Christian Care Center in Lancaster.

Cleo was born March 9, 1932 in Lancaster, to the late Morris and Marailda Harlan Rice.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, and a dedicated usher. Cleo worked at corning glass, Garrard County HS cafeteria and Jake Jacobson Furniture.

Surviving are: three daughters, Patricia Penix (Willliam) of Harrodsburg, Donna Hocker (William) of Lancaster and Hattie Evans (Carl) of Lafollette TN; one son, Albert Linton(Tina) of Dayton OH; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-granchildren; one niece, Delois(Dee) Welch; two nephews, Glen David, and Antonio Smither; one brother-in-law, George Hudson; and a host of cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Linton who were united in marriage on August 8, 1957. Cleo was also preceded in death by a son, Morris C. Linton, a daughter, Bonnie Sue Rice, a step-son, William L. Linton Jr., step-daughter Barbara Ray, and two brothers, Mack Cunningham, and John L. Burton.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday April 12, 2014 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. David McPherson officiating.

Active pallbearers were Lamont Linton, William M. Penix, William J. Linton, Antwoine Linton, Cody Linton and Chris Linton.

Honorary bearers were Gary McPherson, Caleb Merritt and Stevie Baker

     Spurlin Funeral Home in Lancaster was in charge of arrangements.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the April 17, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARK SMITH

Mark Anthony Smith Sr., 57, husband of Angela Dawn Chambers Smith, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born May 29, 1956, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Herman and Mary Elizabeth VanDyke Bradshaw. He was a member of the White Oak Pentecostal Church in Garrard County and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Mark A. Smith Jr. of South Point, Ohio and RaShaun Don Smith of Boyd County; two daughter, Raychael Chambers and Rebekkah Smith, both of Boyd County; three brothers, Steve Smith, Cecil (Beverly) Smith and Tilton (Lois) Bradshaw, all of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Mary (Jerry) Bedinger, Loretta (Robert) Bean and Sandy VanDyke, all of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers. John Wiley Smith III and Gary Smith.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

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

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

CHERYL PITTMAN

Cheryl Denise Pittman, 55, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Born July 8, 1958, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Jack J. and Nellie Lanham Watts. She was a sales clerk for Walmart.

Survivors include one daughter, Crystal Madden of Guntersville, Ala.; one son, Daniel Holifield of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Darlene (James) Wilson of Danville; one brother, Jack Boyd (Sharon) Watts of Danville and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Bobby Logue officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Tyler Watts, Steve Hamlin, Daniel Holifield, Terry Bugg and Monty McRay.

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

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)

 

 

KENNETH STEPHENS

Kenneth Craig Stephens, 58, of Harrodsburg, husband of Melody “Bitsy” Lyons Stephens, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at his residence.

Born Jan. 19, 1956, in Middletown, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Douglas and Carolyn Jenkins Stephens.  He was a sales representative for the R.E. Michel Heating and Air Co. in Lexington, a former employee of Kaybee Toys in Danville and a member of the Harrodsburg Church of Christ.

Survivors in addition to his wife include three daughters, Leslie (Jason) Drury of Louisville, Judith (Kyle) Rupp of Nicholasville and Rachel Stephens of Danville; four sisters, Judy (Penny) Derringer of Harrodsburg, Toni (Genie) Sims of Harrodsburg, Patty (Tom) Edwards of Richmond and Charlene Stephens of Paris; two brothers, Gene (Liz) Stephens of Lancaster and Randy Stephens of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Smith.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, at Sims Funeral Services with James Hahn, Keith Greer and Tom Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Derringer, John Derringer, Chris Clark, Brock Sims, Adam Hartman, Ben Hartman, Eric Lyons and John Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today, Thursday, April 17, at the funeral home and from 7 a.m. Friday until the hour of the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY  40423. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.

(HH Thu Apr 17, 2014)