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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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"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 HAMLIN

     Alma Mae Hamlin, 86, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the UK Medical Center, Lexington.

     Born November 27, 1930, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Worley and Laura Ethel Norton Sanders.

     She was a retired revenue cabinet employee and member of the Mt. Hebron Church. She enjoyed gardening.

     Survivors include: one sister, Jean Claunch of Salvisa; two brothers, Charles Sanders, and Timmy Sanders of Harrodsburg; several nieces and nephews, including Artman "Sonny" Hamlin, III of Harrodsburg.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Bro. George Smith and Dr. Leonard Marr. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery, Salvisa.

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

     Pallbearers will be Gerald Claunch, Scotty Sanders, Joseph Sanders, Blake Norton, Joe Norton and Dylan Jenkins.

     Memorials suggested to Heritage Hospice or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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

 

REBECCA DAVIS

     Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Davis, 57, of Salvisa, wife of Ricky Davis, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

     Born June 11, 1960, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Mary Jo Coy Becknell.

     She was a quality control supervisor for Keytronics.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: two sisters, Judy Hicks of Nicholasville and Kathy Milburn of Versailles; one brother, Jim (Kay) Becknell of Charlestown, Ind; one niece and four nephews.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Terry Morrison officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Salvisa.

     Pallbearers were Danny Goodpaster, Jason Becknell, Anthony Becknell, Chris Becknell, Chad Becknell, Michael Becknell and Ron Milburn.

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

(HH Thu Jun 22, 2017)

 

 

HELEN ELLIS

     Helen Frances Stratton Ellis, 94, of Denham Springs, La., widow of Floyd Harrison Ellis, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

     She was a retired bookkeeper for J.C. Penney’s, a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a member of the Daughters of Rebekah.

     Survivors include: two daughters, Beverly Kinchen and Sherry Clark; six sisters, Rebecca Clem of Mercer County, Kathalene Bowen, Lavenia Wayne, Jeanette Sullivan, Mae Redmond and Gertie Hill; five brothers, Kenneth, Bobby, Lyle, Arnette and Sherman Stratton; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, La. with Rev. Max Landry officiating. Burial will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge.

     Visitation Friday, June 23, 5–8 p.m., and Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m. until service at Seale Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.sealefuneral.com.

(HH Thu Jun 22, 2017)

 

 

GAIL HAGER

     Gail Sandlin Hager, 70, of Lancaster, widow of William Thomas Hager, died Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born October 17, 1946, in Sand Gap, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Mabel Durham Sandlin.

     She was a homemaker and a member of the Buena Vista Baptist Church.

     Survivors include: one son, Thomas (Shannon) Hager of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Sara (Todd) Bisher of Lancaster; three sisters, Judy (Ernie) Holt of McKee, Joan (Ron) Hayes of Pittsboro, N.C., and Gloria Lynn of Danville, and four grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Sandlin.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 20, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Casey McClure officiating. Burial was in the Burgin Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Jason Bisher, Bill Oliver, Brad Fugate, Bill Warren, Ethan Semone, Bruce Southers, Barry Southers and Travis Oldham.

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

(HH Thu Jun 22, 2017)

 

ALMA HAMLIN

     Alma Mae Hamlin, 86, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington.

     Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 23, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Visitation today, Thursday, June 22, 5–8 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Complete arrangements are pending. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Jun 22, 2017)

 

JAMES NICHOLS

     James “Nick” Nichols, 61, Harrodsburg, husband of Beth Angela Babel Nichols, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his home. 

     Born Dec. 18, 1955, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Joe Ray and Betty Gene Wilkerson Nichols.

     He was a former firefighter, dispatcher and water department employee for the city of Danville, was a U.S. Navy veteran, member of the Red Knights Firefighters Motorcycle Club and a member of the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter: Jayme (Brandon) Sallee of Georgetown; four sons, Bryant (Megan) Nichols of Junction City, Vess Nichols, Fletcher Nichols and Darius Nichols, all of Harrodsburg; one brother, Joseph Nichols of Orlando, Fla., one sister-in-law, Gillie Nichols, and eight grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Nichols.

     Funeral services will be held 12 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church. 

     Visitation Friday, June 23, from 5–8 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel, and Saturday, June 24, after 9 a.m. at Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church, 326 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Jun 22, 2017)

 

ERNEST RYAN

     Ernest W. Ryan, 74, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

     Born June 25, 1942, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Ernest P. Sr. and Lona Mae Louallen Ryan.

     He was an auto detailer.

     Survivors include: three daughters, Julie Ryan of Frankfort, Shanda Ryan of Lexington and Tammy Robbins of Harrodsburg; one son, Jeff Ryan of Parksville; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by one brother, Porter Gene Ryan.

     Graveside services are today, Thursday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at the Spring Hill Cemetery shelter with Derek Baker officiating.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Jun 22, 2017)

 

 

MORGAN SEPKO

     Morgan Thomas Sepko, 25, of Salvisa, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his residence.

     Born July 11, 1991, in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of Kerry S. Sepko of Raleigh and Barbara E. Sepko of Salvisa.

     He was a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School and attended ITT Tech in Lexington.

     Survivors in addition to his parents include: one brother, Gibson (Maria) Sepko of Georgia; one half-sister, Audrey Sepko of Ohio; maternal grandmother, Elisabeth “Ellie” Jones of Salvisa; one nephew and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

     Visitation Wednesday, June 21, at Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg from 5–7 p.m. The family has chosen cremation.

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

(HH Thu Jun 22, 2017)

 

 

 

DONALD STEELE

     Donald C. Steele, 82, widower of Grace Steele, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Harrodsburg. 

     Born November 7, 1934, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Onis and Verna McClain Steele.

     He was a retired employee of IBM and Shawnee Farm, was a member and deacon at Immanuel Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge 777 F & AM and a member of the Constitution Square Dancers.

     Survivors include: three sons, Michael Wayne (Rita) Steele, Roger Dale (Kandi) Steele and Brian Douglas (Christy) Steele all of Harrodsburg; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Lee Steele.

     Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Andy Mikles, Bro. Lewis Walter and Bro. Scott Hurst officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Derrick Steele, Logan Steele, Adam Steele, Brooke Steele, Luke Steele, Donald Logue, Stan Holman, Bud Jefferies, Harry Sims, Eddie Sherrow, Gary Griffieth, Buford Noel, Terry Martin and David Taylor.

     Visitation after 7 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Society, 2451 Crystal Drive, Ste. 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

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

(HH Thu Jun 22, 2017)