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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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ROBERT BAUGH

Robert Bruce Baugh, age 51, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday October 30th, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Harrodsburg, on October 25th, 1964 to the late James Thomas Lewis and Nellie Coffman.

Survivors include: two sisters: Claudia Leonard of Lexington and Janie; and his caregivers: Nellie, Eugene, Annabelle and Michael Lewis and Ronnie Price.

Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by one sister, Pam.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday November 3, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday November 3, 2014 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Dwight Coffman officiating. Burial will be in the Tapscott Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

BRIDGET KEY

Bridget Gayle Key, 29, Harrodsburg, wife of Jason Matthew Key, died Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Harrodsburg.

Born February 25, 1985, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Kathy Mae Compton Lear and the late Johnny Lee Pullium Jr.

She worked for Sun Tan City and Mercer County Schools and was a member at the Danville Church of God.

†††† Bridget is survived by: her mother, Kathy Mae (Ernest) Lear; her husband, Jason Matthew Key; one daughter, Maci Isabella Key; one brother, Cody Pullium of Harrodsburg; one sister, Sara Pullium of Harrodsburg; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Jean Compton; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Pullium; sister in law: Becky Smith; and mother in law, Georgetta (Glenn) Smith.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at the church.

†††† Funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the church by Bryan Montgomery. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.

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

 

 

 

JAMES DEATON

James Dale Deaton, 63, of Harrodsburg, husband of Mary Elizabeth Pulliam Deaton died Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his residence.

Born May 27, 1951 in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Arthur Lee and Nona Garrett Deaton.

James was a carpenter and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: four daughters, Pleasant Cierra Deaton of Harrodsburg, Jennifer Vaughn of Harrodsburg, Jackie Deaton of Harrodsburg and Sylvia Deaton of Tennessee; four brothers, Vernon Deaton of Eubank, Ray Deaton of Dixville, Jack Deaton of South Carolina and Bobby Deaton of Salvisa; two sisters, Lois Petrey of Ohio and Loretta Sizemore of Manchester; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by three brothers, Clell Deaton, Coy Deaton and Roger Deaton and one sister: Ruth Petrey.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

 

 

CAROLYN LESTER

Carolyn Lester, 54, of Harrodsburg, wife of Greg Lester died Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the James B Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born August 29, 1960 in Harrodsburg, Carolyn was the daughter of Willie Houston Murray, Sr. of Indiana and Joyce Bradshaw Murray of Harrodsburg.

She was an employee of Hitachi Automotive and member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Danville. Carolyn loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and parents are: one son: Jesse (Jessica) Lester of Lawrenceburg; one daughter, Myranda (Eric) Moore of Harrodsburg; one brother, Willie Houston Murray, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; two half-brothers, Brian Wayne Murray of Connersville, IN and Steve Jones of Wilmore, KY; one sister, Donna (James) Wilt of Chaplin, KY; six grandchildren, Logan White, Kayetlyn White, Devann White, Trevor Moore, Andrew Hurst and Avery Hurst; one great grandchild, Ayden Hurst; three nephews, Troy Satterly, Joshua Satterly and Clint Lester; and one niece, Shondra Mobley.

Funeral services will be conducted AT 1 p.m. Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Mark King officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Troy Satterly, Joshua Satterly, Dennis Lester, Eric Moore, Clint Lester and Trevor Moore.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. until the time of service, Friday, October 31, 2014 at the funeral home.

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

 

ELSIE COULTER

†††† Mrs. Elsie Ray Cammack Coulter, age 88, of Springfield, passed away at 4:55 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

†††† A native of Anderson County, she was born on September 11, 1926 to the late James D. and Delta Drury Cammack.

†††† She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church and a homemaker.

†††† Preceding her in death was her husband, Leon Coulter on December 7, 1995 and a sister, Jean Oldham on February19, 2007.

†††† Survivors include: a son, Bobby Coulter (Diane) of Little River, S.C.; a daughter, Marilyn Wyatt (Tom) of Louisville; four grandchildren, Kristen Buckner (Jeffrey), Kimberly Bowling (Nicholas), David Coulter and Jennifer Coulter; three great grandchildren, Jakob Buckner, Kyler Buckner and Katelyn Bowling; a sister, Betty Turner of Harrodsburg and three brothers, James Cammack (Helen) of Willisburg, Jessie Cammack of Louisville and Coy Cammack of Harrodsburg.

†††† Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 30, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Justin Compton, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, officiating.

†††† Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

†††† Visitation will be from 4 until 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

 

JENNIFER JOHNSON

Jennifer Dawn Johnson, 41, Danville, died Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at her home.

Born September 23, 1973, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of Sharon (Bruce) Holt Bowman, Harrodsburg, and the late Michael D. Johnson.

Other survivors include: one sister, Michelle (Mike) Hanlin of Glasgow; one brother, Christopher (Aurora) Johnson of Danville; two nieces; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to the Danville-Boyle Co. Humane Society, 777 N Danville Bypass, Danville, KY 40422

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com. Ransdell Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

 

JEFFERY CARSON

Jeffery Allen Carson, age 39, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, October 20, 2014 at the U.K. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

He is the son of Philip Nichols, Shelbyville and Ruby Sharon Roberts, MI. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church, Salvisa, and was a truck driver for Republic Services.

He is survived by: his wife, Kelly Louise Brown Carson; TWO sons, J.J. Carson and Ethan Carson, all of Lawrenceburg; daughter, Allesha Carson, Frankfort; sister, Annetta (Brian) Tewinkel, MI; several half-brothers and sisters; mother and father-in-law, Sandra and Steve Brown, Mercer Co.; step mother, Margie Nicholas, Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by his step dad, Jay Roberts.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. George Dye officiating. Burial followed in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Casketbearers were Steve Brown, Randy Downey, Mike Allen, Jesse Terrell, Chad Booth, Bobby McCoun, Richie Sparrow, and Steve Girtley.

†††† (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 30, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

ROBERT DEAN

Robert Elmore Dean, 87, of California, husband of Esther Humphrey Dean, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

Born Sept. 26, 1927 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Elmore and Gladys Crossfield Dean.

He was a retired Gunnerís Mate Gun Chief with the U.S. Navy for 20 years and a Naval Reservist for 44 years. He was a life member of the American Legion Post # 496 of Long Beach, CA.

Survivors, in addition to his wife include, one daughter: Robin Baca Gillenwaters of Calif., five sisters: Joyce Sturgeon of Louisville, Janice Phillips of Harrodsburg, Rita Jo Cerriato of Fla., Bruce Lee Dunn of Lexington and Maxine Taylor of Harrodsburg, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Dean, and nine siblings, Imogene Crawford, Doris Reece, Ina Cornish, Arlene Walkup, Donnis Dean, Garnett E. Dean, Harold Dean, Lois F. Dean and Oscar Dean.

Funeral services are Friday, Oct. 31 in Long Beach, Calif.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Legion Post 496, 5938 East Parkcrest St., Long Beach, CA 90808.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Oct 30, 2014)

 

WILLIAM EDWARDS

William Clinton Edwards, 55, of Harrodsburg died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 25, 1958 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Pauline Hunter Edwards of Harrodsburg and the late Ben F. Edwards.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the Ellers Memorial Baptist Church, and the American Legion.

Survivors include three sons, William Clinton Edwards Jr. of Burgin; Josh (Mary) Edwards of Midway and Ian Parks of Lawrenceburg; one daughter, Elizabeth Anne (Spencer Houston) Edwards of Harrodsburg; two half-brothers, Chris Edwards of Harrodsburg and Larry Edwards of Ariz.; one sister, Beverly Wainscott of Fla., seven grandchildren and several cousins.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Eddie Russell officiating.  Burial with Military Honors was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery

Pallbearers were Mike Black, Mike McCoy, Tommy Milburn, Ryan Milburn, Woody McCoy, and Corey Rawlings. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Rawlings, Hunter Rawlings, Darryl Watts, Rodney Rawlings and Grant Hunter.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pkwy, Louisville, KY  40222.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Oct 30, 2014)

 

JULIA MURPHY

Julia "Julie" Dawn Wilson Murphy, 49, of Danville passed away October 23, 2014.

She was born November 25, 1964 to Carol Hafley McQuerry and the late David Wilson.

Julie worked at Whirlpool for many years and enjoyed painting, ceramics, and had a passion for cooking. Above all, she lived her life to spend time with her family and friends.

She is survived by: her mother, Carol McQuerry; a son, Zebadiah Lee Murphy of Burgin; a daughter, Sara Dawn Wardlow Cummins (Brent "Tank") of Dry Ridge; three brothers, John Kenneth Wilson of Danville, Steven David Wilson of Harrodsburg and David Bryon McQuerry of Junction City; one sister: Stefanie Lee McQuerry Elam (Jerrod) of Junction City; a granddaughter, Raelee Sue Myla Murphy; her previous husband, Lee Murphy, and a granddog Jack. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Along with her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father David Wayne McQuerry.

A celebration of life service was Monday, October 27, 2014, at 8 p.m. at Preston Pruitt Funeral Home, Danville.

Condolences may be made at www.preston-pruitt.com

†††† (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 30, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

SR. JEAN PEAKE

Sister Jean Madeline Peake, 99, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Oct. 23, 2014, at Mount Saint Joseph.

She was a principal and teacher at St. Andrew School in Harrodsburg from 1960-67 and served elsewhere in Kentucky and Missouri.

Survivors include nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community.

Funeral Mass was held Monday, Oct. 27, at Mount Saint Joseph.

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

(HH Thu Oct 30, 2014)

 

 

 

 

DELAINE RILEY

Delaine Carroll Riley, 77, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Loretta Disponette Riley of Lawrenceburg and the late Earl Riley. 

He was a member of Claylick Methodist Church and a farmer.

Survivors include two sons, Edwin (Vicky) Riley and Delaine Christopher Riley, both of Salvisa; two daughters, Vivian (Calvert) Bratton of Frankfort and Dolores Birdwhistell of Lawrenceburg; two brothers, E.J. Riley of Lawrenceburg and Connie Jo (Peggy) Riley of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Shirley Durr and Betty Sue Houp, both of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Gash Memorial Chapel with Bro. Fred Knickerbocker and Bro. Shannon Blosser officiating. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.  

Pallbearers were J.D. Chilton, Earl Riley Jr., Mike Riley, Kevin Riley, Eric Durr, Eddie Durr, Ricky Coke and Larry Coke.

(HH Thu Oct 30, 2014)

 

RALPH SAXE

Ralph Saxe, 64, of Harrodsburg, formerly of Valpraiso, Ind., husband of Tammy Egolf Saxe, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Jan. 12, 1950, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Charles T. and Cornelia Murphy Saxe.  

He was former owner and operator of Rainflow of Valpraiso, Ind. and was a driver with Emsco Inc. in Lexington.

Survivors include three daughters, Michelle (Brad) Means of Rushville, Ind., Dana (Ryan) Poe of Greenfield, Ind. and Danielle Morgan of Harrodsburg; one sister, Laura Saxe of Rochester, Ind. and five grandchildren

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Saxe.

Local funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Valparaiso funeral services will be held at Moeller Funeral Home Friday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. with burial in the Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.

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

(HH Thu Oct 30, 2014)

 

RUTH SMITH

Ruth E. Smith, 78, of Lancaster, widow of Jim Walton and Bradley Smith, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born July 28, 1936 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Florence Gooch Walls.

She worked at Cowdenís Manufacturing, was a caregiver and worked for housekeeping at Christian Care Center and was a member of Gilbertís Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, James Michael (Dorothy) Walton and Jeff (Joyce) Walton; one daughter, Debbie Sue (Roy) Davis all of Lancaster; one sister, Imogene Salyers; three step sons, Bradley Smith Jr., Terry Smith, and Gary Smith all of Harrodsburg; one step daughter, Debra Smith Hughes of Harrodsburg; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren 15 step grandchildren and 11 step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, one brother and a step grandson. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 25, at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Morris Trayner and Bro. Harold Best officiating. 

Pallbearers were Roy Walker Davis Jr., Jimmy Walton, Ronnie Lancaster, Will Hocker, Terry Smith, Gary Smith, Justin York and Misty Walton. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Walton and Darrell Atkins. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.spurlinfuneralhomelancaster.com.

(HH Thu Oct 30, 2014)

 

W. T. SPARROW

W. T. Sparrow, 62, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 21, 1952 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Wandola Bottom Cheatham and the late Richard Sparrow. 

He was a 1970 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, owned and operated S-CORP Contractors Inc and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include one daughter, Nicole (Brandon) Short of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Mary Belle (John) Roy of Burgin and Kimberly (Richy) Lowery of Harrodsburg; one brother, Richard (Debbie) Sparrow of Harrodsburg, step father, Harry Cheatham of Harrodsburg, one grandson and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Sparrow.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Sims Funeral Services with Bro. Josh Snyder officiating. Burial was in the Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wathan Bottom, Jerry Bottom, Ricky Lee Sparrow, Travis Sparrow, Seth Lowery and Casey Sparrow. Honorary pallbearers were Hayden Short, Abigail Short, Dustin Sparrow, Timmy Bottom, Thomas Bottom and Stephen Bottom

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

(HH Thu Oct 30, 2014)

 

BEATRICE STONE

Beatrice Stone, 92, Danville, widow of Jack G. Stone., died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the Charleston Health Care Center, Danville.

Born April 4, 1922, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and the late Beulah Wilson Lively.

She was a retired Sears employee and was a member of the Episcopal Church.

Survivors include: three sons, Paul Stone, Georgetown, TX, Jack Stone Jr., Murfreesboro, TN, and James Woosley, Winchester, KY; eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Don Woosley.

A memorial service was held Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Winchester.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 W Main St, Danville, KY 40422, or to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 Lexington Rd, Winchester, KY 40391.

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

†††† (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 30, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

EVELYN WARNER

Evelyn Warner, 103, widow of Everett Todd Warner, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at her residence.

Born July 5, 1911 in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Lee and Ella Foster Carpenter.

She was a bookkeeper at Freeman Furniture and was a member and Sunday School teacher at the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Robert Todd (Martha Evelyn) Warner of Harrodsburg and one daughter Lou Ellen (Troy) Watson of Knoxville, Tenn., five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers: Robert Allan Carpenter, Dr. Cecil Carpenter, Frank Carpenter, Marshall Carpenter and Maurice Carpenter and three sisters, Valley Megee, Bea Shuel and Belle Carpenter.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Michael Conover officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 273, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Oct 30, 2014)

 

JEWELL WASHAM

Jewell Earl Washam, 77, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at the Norton Pallative Care Unit in Louisville. 

Born Feb. 3, 1937 he was the son of the late Earl Washam and Leota Thacker.

He was a US Army veteran.

Survivors include cousins Gardenia Curry, Virginia Wilkerson, Gloria Phillips and Ray and Kendrick Washam.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 27 at the W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

(HH Thu Oct 30, 2014)