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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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we are stepping through the garden gate

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GRACIE ALLEN

Gracie Elizabeth Allen, 77, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born July 21, 1937, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Hunn and Gracie Pearl Bess.

She was employed at the Ole Bus Station and a member of St. Peter AME Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Melinda (Kevin) Jackson, of Lexington and Michelle Allen of Louisville; two sons: Van Allen of Lexington and Michael Allen of Harrodsburg; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons Christopher and Eric Allen and one sister, Paula Young.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 22 at Sims Funeral Services with Elder J. D. Short III officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

 

MARY BLAKEMORE

Mary Carolyn Driscoll Blakemore, 68, of Lawrenceburg passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home.

She is the daughter of the late William Horace and Mary Catherine Phillips Driscoll.

Born Sept. 1, 1946 in Mercer County, KY, she worked as a truck driver for Shade Tree Enterprises and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, George Blakemore; three children, Lisa Deaton of Lawrenceburg, Jeff (Jackie Devine) Deaton of Harrodsburg, and Tracie Vonadore of Lexington; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Cremation was chosen. No services are scheduled.

The Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LONNIE DENSON

Lonnie “Gene” Denson, age 66, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Sunday November 16th, 2014 at his residence.

He was born in Liberty, KY on April 3rd, 1948 to Annabelle Downs Emerson of Liberty and the late Noah Wheeler Denson.

He was former welder with Caldwell Tanks.

Additional Survivors include: One Daughter: Tonya Denson of Liberty, one step-daughter: Amy Thomas of Liberty, two grandchildren, Zachary and Morgan Brown; one step-grandchild, Corey McCawley; one step-great-grandchild, Branson McCawley; three sisters, Lucille Byrd of Liberty, Geraldine Meeks of Harrodsburg and Anita Denson of Liberty; and two brothers, Shirley and Garland Denson, both of Liberty.

Funeral Services were held at1 p.m. Wednesday November 19th, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Phillip Smallwood officiating. Burial was in Tapscott Cemetery.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

 

 

TOM FIELDER

Tom Fielder, 79, husband of Evonne Jenkins Fielder, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.

Born Oct. 22, 1935, in Estill County, he was the son of the late Robert and Elsie Smithers Fielder.

He was a retired building maintenance supervisor for Fleur Daniels and was a member the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Preston Jenkins of Lexington and Tommy (Annie) Craig of Salvisa; one daughter, Shanda (Thomas) Northern of Lexington; one sister, Loraine (Paul) Hendrix of Ashland; two brothers, Edward (Kay) Fielder of Rockcastle County and Gene (Roxanne) Fielder, of Ashland; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Tony Hancock officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gene and Ed Fielder, Johnny Jenkins, Thomas Northern, Tommy Lee Craig and Jerry Key. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Key, Nathaniel Northern, Autumn Snow Craig, Levi Grant Jenkins, Raven Michelle Jenkins, Brady and Sidney Key, and Hunter Grant Roseberry.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

ARVENA FOWLER

Arvena Jones Fowler, 86, wife of Garnett Fowler, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born July 26, 1928 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Nannie Mae Brummett Jones.

She had worked in Palm Beach, was a homemaker and a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Michael Wayne Fowler of Harrodsburg and Danny Mark Fowler of Lexington; two sisters, Lois Ann Carrier of Lancaster and Eula Parks of Lexington; one brother, Paul Edward Jones of Stanford and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Nellie Marie Denny, Dorothy Dean Greene and Beulah Garner and two brothers, Gilbert Lee Jones and Charlie Jones Jr.

Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 24, at the Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sunrise Children’s Services, 300 Hope Street, Mt. Washington, KY 40047.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

BILLY GROSS

Billy Gross, 78, of Harrodsburg, husband of Mary Chambers Gross, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Born Sept. 6, 1936, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Pete and Mae Johnson Gross.

He was retired owner and operator of Gross Enterprise, was a member of the Christian Church and served in the Ohio National Guard as a trucker and marksman.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three nieces, Dana Murphy, of Mercer County, Janice Albright of Stanford and Cindy Nevius of Junction City; four nephews; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

HARRISON HARDIN

Harrison Leon Hardin, 67 of Stanford passed Tues. Nov. 18, 2014 in Danville.

Born Oct. 12, 1947 in Washington Co., he was the son of the late Russell and Helen Sims Hardin.

He was retired from the rock quarry in Nicholasville and attended Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by 2 children: Russell and Aliesha.

He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn Hardin; one daughter, Debi Hardin; one son, Harrison “Pooch” (Katina) Hardin, Jr. both of Stanford; one brother, Charles (Pam) Hardin and one sister Polly Ross, both of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren, Drake, Blake, Nick, Matthew, Madison, Ethan and Trinity Hardin; and one great-grandson, Ayden Hardin.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland by Bro. Gary Douglas with burial in Battle Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jimmy and Junior Taylor, David and Jimmy Harrison, and Chris and Marty Ross

Guestbook at www.wlpruitt.com.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LEONA MONSON

Leona Puckett Monson, 78, of Harrodsburg, wife of Robert Nelson Monson, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Born Oct. 10, 1936, in Estill County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Mable Miller Puckett.

She was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, former operator of the Trading Post in Burgin, a member of the Log Lick Christian Church in Clark County and was a member and former secretary of the Lexington Women’s Bowling Association.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include three children, Madene (Pete) Fisher of Lexington, Joe (Denise) Monson of Harrodsburg and Keith (Rita) Monson of Burgin; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Greg Warren officiating. Burial will be held later at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Paul Travis Wilson, Adam Turner, Brian, Joe and Keith Monson and Pete Fisher. Honorary pallbearer was Cecil Webb.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

KATHY MOORE

Kathy Kay Phillips Moore, 63 of Moreland passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014.

Born June 10, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Anderson Phillips.

She is survived by: her husband, Isaac Moore; three sons, James Moore, Benny Moore and Keith (Carla) Moore, all of Hustonville; daughters, Stacy Moore of Hustonville and Karen Snow of Harrodsburg; brothers: Jerry Phillips of Frankfort and David Phillips of Junction City; sister, Linda McFarland of Gainsville, FL and 10 grandchildren, including a special grandson that she raised, James Moore, JR.

Services will be at 1 pm, Tuesday, November 25, at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Jimmy Owens with burial in Junction City Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Lee and George Moore, James Moore, JR, Michael Phillips, David Phillips, Jr and Sam Buckingham.

Honorary pallbearers are Barbara Noble, Teresa Russell, Donna Clark and Rosie, Autumn, Kassi and Elizabeth Moore.

Guestbook@www.wlpruitt.com

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARGIE NOEL

Margie Stinnett Noel, 90, widow of Lee Roy Noel, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born March 13, 1924 in Nicholasville, she was the daughter of the late Wilmert and Mrytle Davis Stinnett.

She was a retired Shakertown at Pleasant Hill employee and was a member of the Burgin Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons Roy Daniel Noel of Harrodsburg, Mark Bradley (Marsha) Noel of Harrodsburg and Davis Wilmert (Dayna) Noel of Burgin; two daughters: Margie Allen (James) Miles of Medon, Tenn. and Sharon Lee (Randy) Smallwood of Brighton, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Helen Young and Mamie Stinnett; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marita Gay Noel; three sisters, Lorene Burton, Pearl Fain and Emily Teater and three brothers, Arnold Stinnett, Stratton Stinnett and Marvin Stinnett.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 21 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. James Heard, Bro. Carl McCray and David Woodward officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Lindsay, Christopher Todd Russell, William Chadwick Noel, Brandon James Noel, Jeffery Noel, Roy Wesley Stinnett and Stuart Lee Mattingly. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Daniel Noel, Randall Smallwood, James Miles, Stanley Stinnett, William A. Bottom, David Sims, Pat Lear, Gene Robinson, Eddie Russell, Stanley Clay Stinnett, Bill Waggoner, Lynn Russell and Barry Sexton.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

RICKY OVERSTREET

Ricky Overstreet, 57, of Lawrenceburg passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at his home.

He is the son of Wanda Baker Spicer of Lawrenceburg and the late Ollie V. Overstreet.

Ricky worked as a mechanic and enjoyed fishing, cooking and gardening.

Including his mother, Ricky is survived by: his daughter, Christy Gail Overstreet of FL; three brothers, Donnie Overstreet of WI, Jimmy Overstreet of Harrodsburg, Billy (Kim) Overstreet of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Rita (Dale) Waldridge and Donna (Tony) Stewart, both of Lawrenceburg; and his girlfriend, Janie Kincaid.

Along with his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Overstreet and a brother, Connie B. Overstreet.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, Nov. 21st at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Webb officiating. Burial followed in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Anderson County Relay for Life, c/o Kim Jennings, Commonwealth Credit Union, 1015 Crossroads Dr., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

J. R. ROBINSON

J. R. Robinson, age 84, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Robinson was born in Lexington to the late Thomas and Stella Crouch Robinson.

He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church; a steel worker for Great Lakes Steel for 32 years; and served in the U.S. Army.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bobby Chesser officiating. Burial followed in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

No visitation was scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the Colorectal Cancer Association.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

TEDDY RUSSELL

Teddy G. Russell, of Versailles, 66, husband of Anna Robinson Russell, died Monday, November 17, 2014.

He was born in Powell County, to the late Chester Russell and Aretta Reed Freeman on September 18, 1948.

Mr. Russell was a night watchmen for various horse farms.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his children, Johnathan Russell, Harrodsburg and Cynthia Russell, Lawrenceburg; step children, Donnie Walton, Jr, Lawrenceburg, Shawn Walton, Lexington and Rebecca Walton, Lawrenceburg; his sisters, Sue Cochran, Frankfort, Juanita Jones, Lawrenceburg, Madge Wilburn, Frankfort, Junie Russell, Versailles and Molly Wyman, Lawrenceburg; brother, James Russell, Versailles; grandchildren, Zoie Russell and Johnathan Russell, Jr; 4 Step Grandchildren, Andrew Domaschko, Jerrod Walton, Cheyenne and James Evans.

He is preceded in death by his son, Teddy Wayne Russell, his brothers, Pitt Stivers and Charlie Ray Russell and his granddaughter, Faith Huff.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Clark Legacy Center is in charge of arrangements.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

JAMES SNOW

James Michael “Mike” Snow, 63, husband of Bonnie Snow, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Born March 10, 1951 in Lexington, he was the son of the late Herman and Rachael Cummins Snow

He was a Master Plumber for the Franklin County Public School System and a Veteran of the United States Army. He also rededicated his life to the Lord at Shelbyville Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three his son, Aaron Snow, Henry Co. and Mark Snow, Lexington; one sister, Tracy Sparks, Cynthiana; two brothers, Don Snow of California and Ned Snow of Frankfort and two granddaughters, Shelbi Snow and Kaylee Snow, both of Lawrenceburg.

He was preceded in death by his loyal companion, Jackson.

Funeral Services were held Friday Nov. 14 at the Clark Legacy Center, with Rev. Keith Sparks and Rev. Todd Lester officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Ned Snow, Tim Snow, Josh Sparks, Kyle Sparks, Froman Adler, Don Snow and Blake Snow. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Young, Gary Moore, Billy Downey, Pete Penn, Scott McBrayer, Larry Wright, Trampus Penn and Danny Conway.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of the Bluegrass at www.hospicebg.org.

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)

 

JOSHUA SULLIVAN

Joshua T. Sullivan, DMD, 38, died Nov. 19, 2014, at his home in Valdosta, GA, where he lived for the last four years.

He was born December 12, 1975, in Lexington.

He was a member of the House of Joy and a pediatric dentist with South Georgia Pediatric Dentistry. Known as “Dr. Josh” to his patients and the dental community, he was an avid fisherman and dog lover and was involved with many humane societies. He was active at Crossfit Winnersville and volunteered teaching at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Dr. Josh loved airplanes and was a strong supporter of our military. After graduating from Bryan Station High School, he went on to graduate cum laude from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY. with a B.S. in Biology. While at Georgetown, he played baseball for the Tigers. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from, and completed both his General Practice and Pediatric Dental residence at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington.

Survivors include his parents, David Sullivan, Sr. of Lexington, and Donna Sullivan of Harrodsburg; his brother and sister in law, David Jr. and Tiua Chilton Sullivan; his nieces, Mallory Ann Sullivan and Kelia Renee Sullivan all of Salvisa; great aunt, Betty J. Irvin of Lexington, longtime special friend, Andrea Boutwell and her son, Drew, of Valdosta, GA, and his beloved pets, Jaxon and Boomer.

A memorial service was held Friday at Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta, GA.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home – Harrodsburg Rd. with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service.

Pallbearers include brother David Sullivan Jr., cousins Seth and Jordan Page, Michael Wallace, Tyler Singleton, friends Marty Wells, Tony Hiler and Marlin Johnson.

Memorials may be made to the House of Joy, P.O. Box 2615, Valdosta, GA 31604 or the Humane Society of your choice.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the November 27, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

LANA WARD

Lana Gayle Ward, 63, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

Born Dec. 11, 1950 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hallie Dee Logue Lanham.

She was a retired unit secretary at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, was a member of the Salt River Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of AMVETS.

Survivors include two daughters, Heather (Jeremy Yates) Hilton and April (James) Coppage both of Danville; two sons, Travis (Lora) Lanham and Scott (Kim) Lanham both of Mercer County; one sister, Jane Hilton of Junction City; two brothers, Eddie Lanham of Danville and Ross (Gloria) Lanham of Danville and eight grandchildren.

Services were held Monday, Nov. 24 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers were Marty Hurst, Rhyan and Chuck Lanham, Logan Coppage, Jeremy Yates, Alex and Jared Lay and Zac Crain. Honorary bearers were Haleigh, Tori and Reece Lanham, Morgan Coppage, Austin and Cody Yates.

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

(HH Thu Nov 27, 2014)