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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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DORIS MILLER

†††† Doris Faye Elliott Miller, 82, of Danville, died Thursday, May 21, 2015.

†††† Born June 26, 1932 in Casey County, she was the daughter of Finley and Linda Elliott.

†††† Fay was a homemaker and worked in the restaurant business for over twenty-five years. She grew up in the Mt. Olive area and was a graduate of Danville High School. She loved quilting, crocheting and keeping informed on current events and politics. Fay was a front porch sitter who loved spending time with her grand and great grandchildren more than anything. She had the greatest love and joy for her family. Faye was predeceased by her husband, Melvin L. Miller and a son, Danny Miller.

†††† She is survived by: three children, Marlene M. (Tony) Warner of Burgin, Charles L. "Chuck" Miller of Danville and Aaron A. "Tony" (Norma Childs) Miller of Ft. Myers, Fla.; six brothers and sisters, Fern Sims of Kings Mountain, Viola Smith of Lexington, Junior (Dort) Elliott of Cincinnati, Ohio, Leeman "Tim" (Judy) Elliott of Casey Co., David (JoAnn) Elliott of Junction City, and Larry Elliott of Covington; nine grandchildren, Adam Clayton (Angela) Miller, Joshua Cain (Katie) Miller, Anthony Louis Miller, Dewayne Short, Jeremi (Amy) Short, Jessica (David) Patterson, Jamie (Jeremy) Thacker, Andrea (Zack) Gross, and Brandi Sheron; and eight great-grandchildren, Caleb Miller, Sidney Short, Malory Short, Grace Patterson, Micah Patterson, Lynley Thacker, Laykyn Thacker and Zachary Sheron.

†††† The funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Stith Funeral Home, Junction City. Rev. Brad King will officiate. Burial will be with her husband in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

†††† Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

†††† Visitation will be after 5 p.m., Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City.

†††† The family suggests memorial donations be made to Heritage Hospice.

 

MARY DENNISON

†††† Mary Morris Dennison, 92, of Harrodsburg, widow of Raymond D. Morris, died Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

†††† Born October 12, 1922, in New Haven, CT, she was the daughter of the late Fransico and Florence Velochi Franco.

†††† Mary is survived by: one daughter, Barbara Ann Goodwin of Harrodsburg; one son, Richard D. Morris of Harrodsburg; grandchildren, Christy Tyre, Jason Stephens, Ben Stephens; and four great-grandchildren.

†††† Funeral services will be held at Arlington Memorial Gardens, Sandy Springs, GA at a later date.

†††† Visitation will be Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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

 

 

 

 

BRIAN DERINGER

†††† Brian Michael Deringer, 23, Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

†††† Born Jan. 8, 1992, in Danville, he was the son of Robert Deringer and Regina Kay White Murray.

†††† He was a construction worker and member of the Ebenezer Church of Christ.

†††† Brian is also survived by: one son, Lain Michael Deringer; two sisters, Brittney Le'Ann White and Hailey Denise Murray, both of Harrodsburg; three brothers, Benton Edward Deringer, and Michael Allen Logue, both of Harrodsburg, and Joshua Dale Deringer of Springfield; paternal grandparents, Betty and the late Reuben Deringer; maternal grandparents, James White, Linda Murray and James Paul Murray; and several nieces and nephews.

†††† He is predeceased by his step father, Jimmy Murray.

†††† Funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, May 22, with visitation after 1 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, with Michael Conover and John Kesel officiating.Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery.

†††† Pallbearers will be Benton Deringer, Joshua Deringer, Michael Logue, Ricky Ryan, Tyler Snow, Travis Deringer, Bobby Gibson, Randy Steele,

†††† Honorary bearers will be Brittney White, Hailey Deringer.

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

 

CECIL BAKER

†††† Cecil Thomas Baker, 92, of Harrodsburg, widower of Peggy Joyce Derringer Baker, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

†††† Born June 27, 1922, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Willie and Myrtle Baker.

†††† He was a self-employed painter and a Baptist.

†††† Survivors include one stepdaughter, Glenda (Dennis) Mitchell of Harrodsburg; three sisters, Anita Baker, Mildred Baker and Ann Baker; one grandson; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

†††† He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Baker and Buddy Baker, and four sisters, Irene Casey, Cristine Baker, Ruby Havens and Ada Baker.

†††† Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, May 19, at the Battle Cemetery with Brother John David Lane officiating.

†††† Pallbearers were Christopher Burton, Jonathan Burton, Donnie Davis, David Derringer, Brandon Taylor and David Darland.

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

(HH Thu May 21, 2015)

 

 

HELEN BARNETT

†††† Helen Satterly Barnett, 90, of Harrodsburg, widow of Kobert Barnett, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospitalís Extended Care.

†††† Born May 29, 1924, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Hollie and Atrice Drury Satterly Royalty.

†††† She was retired from Kroger and was a member of The Carpenters Christian Church.

†††† She is survived by one son, Larry (DJ) Barnett of Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Beverly Barnett (Larry) Royalty and Lana Barnett (Dick) Straten, both of Harrodsburg; one nephew; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law and one great-nephew.

†††† She was preceded in death by one brother, Willard Satterly.

†††† Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Greg Warren officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

†††† Pallbearers are Brian Royalty, Alex Barnett, Jimmy Drakeford, David Young, Tommy Sallee and Larry Camic. Honorary pallbearers are Brent Satterly and Jenny Lou Camic.

†††† Visitation from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, and after 7 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

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

(HH Thu May 21, 2015)

 

WILEY GIBBS

†††† Wiley Gibbs age 75 of LaGrange, passed away May 12, 2015 in the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

†††† Wiley was born in Logan County February 3, 1940 to the Late Frank Gibbs and late Ninner Goodwin Gibbs.

†††† Wiley was a Pentecostal by faith and is proceeded in death by: two sisters, Helen Forshee and Gorgie Bell Coursey; and grandchild Rose Abiel Lewis.

†††† He is survived by two sons, Darren (Misty) Gibbs of Harrodsburg, Kenneth (Rachel) Gibbs of Nicholasville; one daughter, Sharon Devine of Harrodsburg; one brother, Wilson Gibbs of Russellville; two sisters,: Mammie Garnsey of Adairville, Nora Knight of Auburn; four grandchildren, Benjamin Lewis, Isabella Lewis, Raegan Gibbs and Kenley Gibbs

†††† A graveside service was held Saturday May 16, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

†††† Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

†††† (Note: This obituary was not included in the May 21, 2015 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

HAROLD GRANT

†††† Harold Grant, 84 of Harrodsburg, died Saturday May 16, 2015.

†††† Born April 28, 1931 in Danville, he was the son of the late Samuel Benedict and Anna Lee Higdon Grant.

†††† Harold was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and camping. He serves as Scout Master, a member of Special Services, in the United States Army stationed in Panama. Harold had a giving spirit and was always ready to help a friend in need, especially young people. He worked as an insurance agent with Pyramid Insurance Company.

†††† Besides his parents, Harold was preceded in death by two sisters, Elaine Elder and Rosemary Tyree and a brother, Marion Grant.

†††† Harold is survived by: a daughter, Judith "Vee Vee" Riveriea (John) Scott of Nashville, Tn.; two brothers, Jerry (Janie) Grant of Danville, and Charles Grant of Springhill, Fl.; three sisters, Delores "Tiny" Young of Boyle County, Leorita "Sissy" McDermott of Boyle County, and Patricia Whitton of Erlanger/; and two grandchildren, Sophie Scott (16) and Worth Scott (14).

†††† The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Thursday May 21, 2015 at Stith Funeral Home with Father Tom Farrell officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by American Legion, Saufley Post #18.

†††† Visitation will be from 12 Ė 2 p.m., Thursday May 21, 2015 at Stith Funeral Home.

†††† Pallbearers will be Rex Wilkes, Steve Young, Tony Young, Nathan Young, Jon McDermott, and Charles McDermott.

†††† Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice

†††† (Note: This obituary was not included in the May 21, 2015 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

BOBBI HALL

†††† Bobbi Jo Cloyd Hall, 31, wife of Shannon Wayne Hall, died Friday, May 15, 2015, in Anderson County.

†††† Born July 11, 1983, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Robert Cloyd Jr. and Melissa Williams Garrison.

†††† She was a former SRNA at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg and a member of Brunerís Chapel Baptist Church.

†††† Survivors, in addition to her parents and husband, include two sons, Malachi Reece Davis and Ezekiel Joseph Wayne Hall, both of Lawrenceburg; one stepdaughter, Kacey Hall of Lawrenceburg; one sister, Misty Dawn Cloyd of Harrodsburg; one grandmother, Ruby Cloyd of Harrodsburg; one stepmother, Tina Cloyd of Harrodsburg; one stepbrother, Jimmy Whitenack of Danville; three stepsisters, Jacline Sims of Harrodsburg, Tara Payton of Harrodsburg and Stephanie Whitenack of Harrodsburg, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

†††† She was preceded in death by three grandparents.

†††† Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 20, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Mark Williams officiating. Burial was in the Brunerís Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

†††† Pallbearers were Darion Ford, Foster Elliott, Dustin Williams, Tony Harmon, Scotty Williams and Matt Abrams. Honorary pallbearers were Timmy Williams, Nick Williams, Derrick Williams, Jamie Williams, Shawn Williams and John Adam Elliott.

†††† Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brunerís Chapel Church Cemetery Fund.

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

(HH Thu May 21, 2015)

 

JACK HANSEL

†††† Jack Hansel, 59, of Versailles, husband of Jennie Cole Hansel, died Thursday, May 14, 2015.

†††† A native of Woodford County, he was born on December 11, 1955 to the late Samuel and Etta Mae Spencer Hansel.

†††† Mr. Hansel was a farmer and a mechanic.

†††† In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Eva (Dennis) Allen, Lexington; his son, George (Wilma) Wilson, Harrodsburg, Jackie (Tasha) Hansel, Versailles and Bobby (Robert) Downs, Chicago; his sister, Geraldine Currens, Versailles; his brothers, Russell Hansel, Midway, James Hansel, John Hansel and Benny Hansel, all of Versailles; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

†††† He is was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Robinson, Betty Hansel and Irene Foley; and his brother, Samuel Hansel, Jr.

†††† Funeral services were held Sunday, May 17 at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill with Rev. Carl Jones officiating.

†††† (Note: This obituary was not included in the May 21, 2015 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

IDA LEONARD

†††† Ida M. Leonard, 98, widow of B. M. Leonard, died Thursday, May 14, 2015.

†††† Born Sept. 25, 1916, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Shelton and Eliza Scott Montgomery.

†††† She was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, where she sang with the Saints Alive Choir.

†††† Survivors include one son, Leon (Fran) Dale Leonard of Eminence.

†††† She was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Marvin and Scott Montgomery, and two sisters, Surene Divine and Elizabeth Boswell.

†††† Funeral services were held Saturday, May 16, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Robert Defoor officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

†††† Pallbearers were Marty, Billy, Kenton and Carroll Montgomery, James Neal, Brent Duell and Monty Short. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Ballard, Richard Smith, Darlene Baxter and Bernie Hartung.

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

(HH Thu May 21, 2015)

 

GOODLOE LEWIS

†††† Goodloe Lewis, 78, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, May 14, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

†††† Born May 1, 1937, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Goldie and Minnie Robinson Lewis.

†††† He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was co-owner and operator of Lewis Garage.

†††† Survivors include one brother, Marvin Lewis of Harrodsburg, and several nieces and nephews.

†††† He was preceded in death by five brothers, Cleo, Marshall, Randall, James and Goldie Lewis Jr.

†††† Funeral services were held Sunday, May 17, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Rick Bolton officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

†††† Pallbearers were Paul Tyler, Donald Hampton, James Grimes, Nellus Estes, Randy Lewis, Tony Pinkston and Bill Lay.

†††† 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 May 21, 2015)

 

EARL LYONS

†††† Earl Lyons, 69, husband of Thelma Bowen Lyons, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at his residence.

†††† Born March 12, 1946, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Herbert and Bessie Mae Robinson Lyons.

†††† He was retired from Quarto Mining Company and was a member of the Crossroads Christian Church.

†††† Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Earl (Jessica) Lyons Jr. of Harrodsburg and James R. (Linda) Bowen of West Milford, W.V.; three daughters, Joellen (Denver) Singleton of Bridgeport, W.V., Dolly Leeson of Clarksburg, W.V., and Pam Bowen of Hepzibah, W.V.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

†††† He was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete Lyons, Lawrence Lyons and Leroy Lyons.

†††† Funeral services will be held Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Curtis Sims officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

†††† Pallbearers are James Allen Baker, Charles William Lyons, Donald Lyons Jr., John Blacketer, Bobby Joe Blacketer and Bill Derringer. Honorary pallbearers are Herbert Lyons and Eugene Lyons.

†††† Visitation 5-8 p.m., Thursday, and after 7 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

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

(HH Thu May 21, 2015)

 

PEDRO RUIZ

†††† Pedro Ruiz, 81, of Danville, husband of Vicki Littell, died Thursday May 14, 2015 at his home in Boyle County.

†††† Born November 11, 1933, in Hobbs, NM, he was the son of the late Pedro and Vicenta (Rodriques) Ruiz.

†††† Pedro was a retired farmer for Helm Farms and a member of the West End Church of Christ.

†††† Pedro is survived by: his wife, Vicki (Littell) Ruiz; two sons, Juan Ruiz and Pedro Ruiz of Marble Falls, TX; a step son, Nathan (Kasey) Cole of Harrodsburg; step daughter, Tonya (Rodrigo) Moreno of Danville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; faithful companions, Whitie and Princess.

†††† Memorial services will be held 11 am, Saturday; May 30 at the Westend Church of Christ with Rob Kernodle officiating.

†††† Memorial donations are directed to the St Jude Children's Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis TN 38101

†††† (Note: This obituary was not included in the May 21, 2015 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

 

 

EILEEN SALLEE

†††† Eileen Ethington Sallee, 87, of Harrodsburg, wife of R. L. Sallee, died Monday, May 18, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

†††† Born Dec. 11, 1927, in Newcastle, Wash., she was the daughter of the late Ralph Carl and Hazel Lone Syverson Trover.

†††† Survivors, in addition to her husband, include six daughters, Carolyn (Richard) Herrera of Oceanside, Calif., Patricia (Mickey) Pitt of Loveland, Co., Pamela Bell of Loveland, Co., Susan (John) Brown of Des Moines, Iowa, Anita (Ricardo) Moreno of St Louis, Mo., and Linda Ethington; one daughter-in-law, Susan Ethington of Riverton, Utah; 23 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

†††† She was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Ethington.

†††† Funeral services will be held Friday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Lexington.

†††† Visitation today, Thursday, May 21, from 5-8 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

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

(HH Thu May 21, 2015)

 

MARSHALL SAWYER JR.

†††† Marshall G. Sawyer Jr., 86, of Harrodsburg, husband of Virginia Edwards, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at his residence.

†††† Born March 21, 1929, in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of the late Marshall Grandy and Josie Gregory Sawyer.

†††† He was a graduate of Virginia Tech, a U.S. Air Force veteran, a retired engineer and owner of M&V Properties.

†††† Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Dwayne (Yvonne) Sawyer of Castle Rock, Co., and Greg (Sharon) Sawyer of Harrodsburg; two stepsons, Donnie (Kim) Edwards and Damon (Rebecca Ragan) Edwards; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

†††† He was preceded in death by one daughter, Robin Sawyer Kyle, and one brother, Carl Bentley Sawyer.

†††† Graveside funeral services with military honors were held Saturday, May 16, at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Brother Brad King, Dwayne Sawyer and Eli Edwards officiating.

†††† Pallbearers were Damon Edwards, Donnie Edwards, Tyler Sawyer, Zeke Edwards, Eli Edwards, Freeman Edwards and Elijah Sawyer.

†††† Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu May 21, 2015)

 

TERRY WHITE

†††† Terry Franklin White, 67, died Friday, May 15, 2015.

†††† Born Nov. 3, 1947, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Charles Franklin White and Birdeen Noel White.

†††† He was an antique dealer and appraiser and a member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church, was a founding member of the James Harrod Trust for Historic Preservation, was a past president of the Harrodsburg Historical Society, served as board president for the Ragged Edge Community Theatre and served on the first Harrodsburg Architectural Review Board.

†††† Survivors include one grandson and several cousins.

†††† Funeral services were held Sunday, May 17, at St. Phillips Episcopal Church.

†††† Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 118 W. Poplar St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or the James Harrod Trust, P.O. Box 158, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu May 21, 2015)