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.



"And now, mourn not, for a good, fulfilling life,

we are stepping through the garden gate

 into the next adventure."






Monnie Browning Caldwell, 55, died July 15, 2014 of natural causes at her home.

Born November 13, 1958 in Lexington, Ky. with her twin sister, Jane Clemens Caldwell, daughters of Peggy Young Caldwell and the late Clemens Caldwell.

Although twins they did not look alike but sounded "identical" and had the same laugh. Monnie graduated from Danville High School in 1977 and attended the Lexington Technical Institute at the University of Kentucky for 2 years, majoring in secretarial work. Monnie started riding horses at an early age and they were the focus of most of her life. Horses were her passion and she spent most of her life in either Danville or Perryville. From 1979 to 1981 she worked at Silver Lining Stables, Danville and then from 1985 to 1996 she was employed at Arrowhead Farm in Harrodsburg. Monnie was a shy person – famously camera shy and she valued her privacy.

In addition to her mother she is survived by her sister, Jane Clemens Caldwell and her husband, Thomas Amorena of Durham, NC; a brother, Fox Caldwell of Danville; a nephew, Samuel Caldwell Kenkel of Burbank, CA. and a niece, Summer Caldwell (Ben) Warren of Casey Co. and a step-nephew, Paul Joseph Amorena of Yucca Valley, Ca.

The memorial service was held Thursday, July 17, at the Stith Funeral Home. Rev. Hannah McIntyre will officiate.

A private burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery, Rev. Rollin Tarter will officiate. Memorial contributions are suggested to Community Friends Outreach Food Bank 4620 Hustonville Rd. Junction City, Kentucky 40440.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the July 24, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)



Joseph B. "J. B." Hawkins, age 79, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at Heritage Hall Care Center.

He was born in Anderson County to the late Benjamin S. and Linnie Gibson Hawkins.

He was a self-employed builder and a member of Sand Spring Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Hawkins is survived by: his wife of 29 years, Marlene Redmon Hawkins of Lawrenceburg; two sons, Todd Hawkins, Salvisa and Shannon (Stephenie) Osten, Shelbyville; brother, James A. (Mary) Hawkins and sister-in-law, Barbara Hawkins, all of Lawrenceburg; two granddaughters, Erin and Emily Osten, Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Hawkins and sister-in-law, Myrtle Ann Hawkins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Gash Memorial Chapel with Dr. Mike Hamrick officiating. Burial will follow in Sand Spring Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the July 24, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)



John Daniel Markel, 74, husband of Janice Stake Markel died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his residence.

Born November 14, 1939 in Pavonia, OH he was the son of the late Daniel and Nannie Belle Parman Markel.

He along with his wife was a former owner of Royalty’s Florist and Gifts where he joined the staff in 1961. John was a well known floral designer and after selling the business he remained on the staff of Royalty’s Florist for many years. He was also a member of Harrodsburg Christian Church.

Additional survivors include: his daughter, Teresa (Perry) Sullivan of Nicholasville; his son, Jeffery Daniel (Shannon) Markel of Lexington; one brother, Robert (Betty) Markel of Ohio; four sisters, Ada Ashton, Thelma Trail, Iva Swineford, and Roberta Fletcher, all of OH; five grandchildren, Joe (Shelby) Sullivan, Matt (Laura) Newsome, Christian Daniel Sullivan, Erin and Claudia Markel and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Willard Jackson, Jasper Jackson and Max Markel and two sisters, Elizabeth Jackson Trisler and Edith Butler Ison.

Funeral services were conducted aSaturday, July 19, 2014 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

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     (Note: This obituary was not included in the July 24, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.)



Gerald Louis “Jerry” Sanders, 72, husband of Nancy Sanders, of Louisville, died July 16, 2014 at the Episcopal Church Home in Louisville.

Born, Oct. 26, 1941, he was the son of Byford Roy Sanders and Virginia Ruth Daugherty.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: three daughters, Kathy (Duane) Williams, Deborah Sanders, Gerri Lou (Kevin) Monsour; two brothers, Roy (Cher) Sanders and John David (Susanne) Sanders of Harrodsburg and three grandchildren, Bryan and Brad Williams and Phoebe Monsour.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Keefe Sanders.

Funeral services were held 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 at the Newcomer Funeral Home in Louisville.

Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

(HH Thu Jul 24, 2014)




Christine Parks, age 85, widow of Charles Monroe Parks Sr., died Friday, July 18, 2014 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born March 22, 1929 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Bessie Bryant Fisher, Sr.

She was a 1947 graduate of West Side High School where she was salutatorian of her class, the former head teacher for Bluegrass Headstart, a member of the Harrod Homemakers and a member of First Baptist Church where she was a participant in the Merriweather Missionary Society, was Church clerk for over 40 years and sang in the church choir for a number of years.

Survivors include: one daughter, Paula Jayne Mays, Harrodsburg, three sons, Charles (Robin) Monroe Parks Jr., Danville, James Franklin Parks and Paul (Roxanne) Parks both of Harrodsburg; 11 grandchildren: Katlyn Parks, James Parks II, Toi Parks, JaEisha Parks, Terry Yeast, Shantilla Richards, Telisha Spears, Justin Parks, Dylan Colvin, Brandi (Chris) Wheeler and Kendrick Parks; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, William H. Parks Sr., Harrodsburg and Lucian Parks, Georgia; three sisters-in-law, Anna Parks, Harrodsburg, Cora Allen, and Pauline Fisher both of Harrodsburg; one uncle, John Bryant; four very special friends who were like sisters, Jewell Lay, Frances Short, Ruby Dunn and Bessie Henderson, all of Harrodsburg and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, George Herman Fisher Sr. and Franklin Fisher Jr. and a grandson, Rodney Parks.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, at the First Baptist Church by Bro. Virgil A. Hill, Elder J. D. Short III and Bro. Windrell Hunn. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Pallbearers were Chris Short, Paul Parks, James Parks, Charles Parks Jr., Terry Yeast, Joe Monroe, Marcus Shelby, and Genie Sims. Honorary bearers were members of the Merriweather Missionary Society.

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(HH Thu Jul 24, 2014)