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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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ESTEL WESLEY

     Estel McKinley Wesley, 78, of Harrodsburg, husband of Virginia Ellen Ashley Wesley died Friday, July 21, 2017 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

     Born November 2, 1938 in Casey County, McKinley was the son of the late William Clarence and Luevernie Gadberry Wesley.

     He was self-employed, a Baptist by faith and he enjoyed bird hunting. McKinley was a true Outdoorsman.

     Survivors in addition to his wife are, two daughters: Pam (Bill) Ward and Sheila (Roger) Durham, two sons: Greg (Nina) Wesley and Kirby (Donna) Wesley, six sisters: Mayrine Haste, Faye Ball, Aline Burton, Dorothy Terwilliger, Mary Rose Haste and Lafern Blevins, five brothers: Vernon Wesley, Dee Wesley, Jay Wesley, Chester Wesley and Wayne Wesley, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, eleven step great grandchildren and one step great great grandchild.

     McKinley was preceded in death by one sister: Betty Ruth Wesley and one brother: Lester Wesley.

     Funeral services will be conducted, at 2 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. David Terwilliger officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers will be Brandon Wesley, Jonathan Ward, Anthony Durham, Justin Durham, Cody Ward and Garrett Wesley. Honorary pallbearers will be Amanda Wesley, Dana Wesley, Samantha Durham and Kaylee Wesley.

     Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 at the funeral home.

     To share your memories or to contact the family, please visit: www.alexanderandroyalty.com

 

WILLIAM DEVINE

     William B. Devine, 76, husband of Almeda Wilson Devine, Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington.

     Born June 18, 1941 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late George A. and Laura Elizabeth Carey Devine.

     He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Cornishville Baptist Church.  He enjoyed watching westerns and rabbit hunting.

     Additional survivors, besides his wife, include: two sons, William Keith Devine of Danville and George (Rita) Devine of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Sheila (Gregg) Lunsford of Junction City and Garnetta Benge of Harrodsburg; step children, Jackie Pike of Stanford, Carol (Ralph) Maness of Harrodsburg and Teresa Cox of Liberty; two brothers, Leon (Pam) Devine and Carlos Devine, both of Harrodsburg; one sister, Betty Peavler of Harrodsburg; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by two sons, Kelvin Devine and Kenny Devine and two grandsons, Eric and Andrew Devine.

     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Trent Baker officiating.  Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers will be Ronnie Peavler, Aaron Moore, Brad Moore, Chris Bolin, Brandon Lee and Ralph Maness and Matt Neikirk, Damon Hinson and Mike Cornish serving as honorary pallbearers.

     Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

LINDA MCGEE

     Linda Lou McGee, age 71, Lexington, wife of James Andrew "Jack" McGee III, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Cambridge Place in Lexington.

     She was born June 26, 1946 in Harrodsburg. She was the daughter of the late Arnold C. and Virginia Sue Lagrone Logue.

     Linda was a 1964 graduate of Harrodsburg High School and was founder of Educare Learning Center in Lexington. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, and sewing, and was proud to pass along her thoughts and wisdom to her family and the many children whose lives she touched. 

     Other survivors, besides her husband, are: James (Dawn) A. "Big Jim" McGee IV, Lexington, , Logan Ryan of San Antonio, Texas, Sherri Lewis of Harrodsburg, Susan (Bentley) Lane of Harrodsburg, and Melissa "Missy" (Jim) Cinnamon-Hill of Lawrenceburg, , Michael (Sue) Logue of Lexington, and Nina Graham Logue of Burgin. She is also survived by James A. McGee V and Nicholaus McGee of Lexington, Samantha MacFarlane of Richmond, Cameron James MacFarlane of Lexington and Ryan Swanson.

     Linda was preceded in death by a son, Christopher McGee, a brother, Stephen Arnold Logue and a sister, Laticia Logue.

     Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 22nd, 1 p.m. at Sims Funeral Services with Reverend James Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery.

     Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sims Funeral Services.

     Pallbearers will be Bentley Lane, James McGee IV, Nicholaus McGee, Jim Allison and Joe McClellan.

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

 

ROBERT MONSON

     Robert Nelson Monson, 84, Harrodsburg, widower of Leona Pucket Monson, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

     Born December 24, 1932, in Clark County, he was the son of the late David Allen and Florence Birch Monson.

     He was a retired final assembly adjuster for IBM, a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a US Navy reservist. Robert was also a former member of the Lexington Bowling Assoc. and the Clark Co. FFA.

     Survivors include: one daughter, Madene (Pete) Fisher of Lexington; two sons, Joe (Denise) Monson and Keith (Rita) Monson, both of Burgin; five grandchildren; one great grandchild.

     Funeral services 11 a.m. Friday, Ransdell Funeral Chapel, by Greg Warren. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, KY, with Military Honors.

     Visitation will be 5 - 8 PM Thursday at the funeral chapel.

     Pallbearers will be Paul Travis Wilson, Keith Gray, Brad Robinson, Adam Turner, Doug Sanders, and Clyde Matherly. Honorary bearers are Rick Underwood, Cecil Webb and Lorne Patterson. 

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

     Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.

 

GARY DANIELS

     Gary W. Daniels, 55, of Salvisa, widower of Sarah B. Daniels, died Saturday, July 15, 2017.

     Born May 8, 1962, in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Oliver and Alice Raines Daniel.

     He was a retired logger and was a member of the Hebron Church.

     Survivors include: two daughters, Lindsay Meshea Daniels of Frankfort, and Katie Natasha Daniels of Lawrenceburg; three sisters, Wanda Hayes of Lietchfield, Phyllis Carlan of Monticello, and Norma (Garland) Leathers of Salvisa; two brothers, Dallas (Carletta) Daniel of Salvisa, and Woodrow (Doris) Daniel of Monticello and six grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Daniel and one sister, Pearl Prince.

     Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Dallas Daniel officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Visitation 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of one’s choice.

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

(HH Thu Jul 20, 2017)

 

LINDA MCGEE

     Linda L. McGee, 71, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Brighton Cornerstone Healthcare in Central Kentucky.

     She was the founder of Educare Learning Center in Lexington.

     Memorial services are incomplete at Sims Funeral Services in Harrodsburg.

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

(HH Thu Jul 20, 2017)

 

RALPH PAPPERT

     Ralph Louis Pappert, 90, husband of Dorothy Steigerwald Pappert,  died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his residence.

     Born Sept. 7, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Penn., he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna Pappert.

     He was a retired employee of Columbia Gas and served in World War II in the United States Army Corp as a tele-type operator.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: four children, Mark Regis (Cathy) Pappert of Livingston, Mont., Karl Fredrick (Terri) Pappert of Denver, Col., Elaine P (Bryan) Young of Black Mountain, NC, Karen P (Wickliff) Hughes of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

     The funeral were held Wednesday, July 19, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Alan Carter officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the St. Francis Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice.

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

(HH Thu Jul 20, 2017)

 

DEBRA RAWLINGS

     Debra A. Rawlings, 63, of Harrodsburg, widow of Rodney Rawlings, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Health Care.

     Born Nov. 25, 1953 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late George Spilman and Mabel Rogers Durham.

     She was a retired employee of Walmart, had worked at the Old Bus Station and was a member of the Perryville Church of God.

     Survivors include three step daughters: Aileen Rawlings, Lina Rawlings and Bobbi Jo Rawlings all of Harrodsburg, one brother: Roger (Shelia) Durham of Harrodsburg, two sisters: Donna Monroe of Shelbyville and Edith (Bobby) Warner of Harrodsburg, 10 step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services will be held Friday, July 21, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bob Rawlings officiating.

     Visitation 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Friday, July 21, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

     Pallbearers will be Timmy Preston, Robbie Warner, B.J. Grider, Roger Lee Durham, Tommy Moore and Patrick Gribbins.

(HH Thu Jul 20, 2017)

 

 

DOROTHY VANARSDALL

     Dorothy Fay VanArsdall, 94, of Harrodsburg, widow of Alford Willard VanArsdall, died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

     Born Jan. 6, 1923, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late John Harvey and late Ethel (Curtsinger) Darnell.

     She was a retired seamstress from Cricketeer, and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

     She is survived by: two daughters: Trudy (Carrol) Montgomery, Rita (Gary) Herring, and a son: Alford H. VanArsdall all of Harrodsburg, one sister: Nancy (Oscar) Bailey of Danville,  special friend, Brenda Proctor of Harrodsburg; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by one daughter, Vickie Lester, daughter-in-law, Kathy VanArsdall, son- in-law, Ricky Lester and one grandchild.

     Funeral services were held Sunday, July 16 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Lynn Releford and James Harley officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were: David Herring, Mark VanArsdall, Timothy Lester, Terry Montgomery, Johnny Montgomery and Michael Montgomery.

     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 Jul 20, 2017)

 

JANICE YATES

     Janice Yates, 78, of Harrodsburg, wife of Don Billy Yates, died Tuesday, July 11, at the University of Louisville Hospital.

     Born Feb. 18, 1939, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Ruel T. and Beulah Dearinger Lay. 

     She was a homemaker and a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, and the Lunch Bunch.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: one son, Don (Amy) Yates Jr., of Harrodsburg, one sister, Brenda Bradford, of Harrodsburg; one brother, Gary (Pat) Lay, of Harrodsburg;one daughter-in-law, Susan M. Yates, of Harrodsburg; half sister, Sherri Lay, of Harrodsburg; and two grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by one son, Dale Yates.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, July 15, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert DeFoor officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Andrew Yates, Jeff Noel, Justin Lay, Rick VanArsdall, Glenn Logue, Michael Childers and Brandon Lay. Honorary Pallbearers were Alan B Yates, Jimmy Wallace and Carl VanArsdell.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 South Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Jul 20, 2017)