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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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RICHARD HALL

Richard Thomas "Ricky" Hall, 48, Danville, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at his rersidence.

Born April 29, 1966, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Charles Kenneth and the late Doris Ann Phillips Hall.

Survivors include: one daughter, Andreana Gabrielle Hall; one son: Logan Thomas Hall; one sister, Kristi Brummett; and one brother: Michael Timothy Hall, all of Harrodsburg, his fiancé, Stacey Lane of Danville; two granddaughters, Alli Breann Crawley and Gwendolyn Claire Hall and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel

Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to: Commonwealth Cancer Center, 520 Techwood Dr., Danville, KY 40422

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

 

 

 

ANNETTA MOBLEY

Annetta Steele Mobley, 82, of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, widow of Hanly Mobley, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014, after an extended illness.

One of eleven children, she was born Feb. 2, 1932, to the late Arthur Steele and the late Clara Hendren Steele Lykins.

Annetta was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School, was a member of the Cornishville Baptist Church, and was retired from Cricketeer Manufacturing. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and was an avid UK basketball and NASCAR fan.  She loved spending time outdoors, caring for animals, gardening, and enjoyed reading and listening to country and gospel music.

Survivors include: her son, Tony (Brenda) Mobley, Harrodsburg; her daughter, Carolyn (Darrell) Peavler, Greenwood, IN; four grandchildren – Amy Mobley, Anthony (Nikki) Mobley, Jason Mobley and Ashley Peavler; three great-grandchildren – Bo Mobley, Wade Mobley and Emma Grace Mobley; a twin sister, Loretta (Gene) Hammons of Crestview Hills, KY; a sister, Margaret Steele of Lexington; and a brother Leonard (Patsy) Steele of Harrodsburg; numerous nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law.

Annetta was preceded in death by a son, Terry Wayne Mobley, a daughter, Patricia Ann Mobley, four sisters, Virginia Goldman, Rebecca Dennis, Francis McCormick, Linda Lingenfelter, and three brothers, Paul, Clarence and Eugene Steele.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel in, by Dean Jones.

Visitation will be 5-8 PM Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, the funeral chapel.

Pallbearers will be Anthony, Jason, Rick, Joey, and Bo Mobley, and Ronnie Britton.

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

 

MARY KNOX

Mary Ilene Knox, age 74, Harrodsburg, wife of Otis Knox, died Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell RMC, Danville.

Born May 19, 1940 in Rogers, KY, she was the daughter of the late Shirley and Delphia Reynolds McQuinn.

She was a homemaker, beautician, an employee of Semicon Assoc. of Lexington and a member of the Jesus Christ in Christian Union Church in Burgin.

Survivors, other than her husband, include: one sister, Betty (Wallace) Booth. Stanton and two brothers, Clemon McQuinn, Middletown, and Shirley (Judy) McQuinn, Jr.  Loveland, OH.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, October 20, 2014 at Sims Funeral Services by Brother Johnny Hockersmith. Burial will be in the Rogers Cemetery in Wolfe County.

Pallbearers will be Kent Lawson, Doug Lawson, Kenny Lawson, Chris Knox, Shirley McQuinn, and Mike Driskell.

Honorary bearers will be David Knox, Wallace Booth, Keith Helton, Eli Thompson, Tommy Tribble, Danny Humber, Donnie Boyd, and Donnie Green.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Sims Funeral Services. 

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

 

THELMA GOURLEY

Thelma Russell Gourley, 92, of Harrodsburg, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville.

Born June 29, 1922 in Ellisburg, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Ollie Qualls Wyatt.

She was a member of Harrodsburg United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Billy Russell and George Gourley, one son, Billy Gene Wyatt and one daughter: Stella Ann Carr.

Survivors include: three sons, Jerry (Barbara) Russell of Danville, Phillip (Angela) Russell of Junction City and Tony Russell of Harrodsburg; one daughter: Lora (the late Haskel) Crowe of Hustonville; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, October 20, at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home, Moreland, by Rev. Garland Hawkins. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.

Guestbook@www.wlpruitt.com.

 

PAULINE DRAKE

Pauline Baker Pike Drake, 74, of Boyle County passed away Thursday October 16, 2014 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born October 11, 1940 in Parksville, she was the daughter of the late Tommy and Hazel Reardon Baker.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was the preceded in death by her husbands: Donald B. Pike and Clayton Drake; one daughter, Donna Rose Webb; one grandson, Jeremy Lynn Roach; and one great-grandson, Triston Dale Roach; one sister, Martha Rose Young; and one brother: Warren Thomas Baker.

She is survived by: one daughter, Regina (Ralph Jr.) Bays of Parksville; two sons, Gary (Kay) Pike of Mitchellsburg and John (Mary) Pike of Harrodsburg; three brothers, Sammy (Ruby) Baker, Ritchie (Bonnie) Baker and Melvin (the late Judy) Baker all of Parksville; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19, at Wilder Funeral Home by Bro’s Ernest Fields, Jr. and Donnie Irvin with burial in the Holt Family Cemetery.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Pallbearers will be Matthew and Luke Pike, Mark Webb, Donnie Roach, James Downey and Tom Baker.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her granddaughters and Jerry Garcia.

Guestbook@www.wilderfh.com.

 

 

STEPHEN CRUCE

Stephen A Cruce, age 63, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell RMC, Danville.

Born November 11, 1950 in Ft. Benning, GA, he was the son of the late Stephen A. and Freida (Onzell) Cruce.

He was a Bay West factory worker and a member of the St. Phillips Episcopal Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Melanie Rogers, St. Lawrence, NY; one brother, William (Alice) Cruce Harrodsburg; and two grandchildren: Cody Rogers and Courtney Murdie and one great grandchild, Landon Murdie.

There are no services scheduled.

Sims Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

WILLIAM TRAYNER

William Carroll Trayner, 83, of Pompano Beach, Florida, widower of Patsy Wheeler Trayner, passed away Oct. 9, 2014, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Born Nov. 3, 1930, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late William Loyd and Lillian Rogers Trayner.

He was an Army veteran having served in Germany with the 82nd Airborne Division. Carroll retired from IBM, having worked in Lexington and Boca Raton, and he was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include: a sister, Linda (Jack) Preston; nephews, Ralph Trayner, Jr., Mark Trayner, Ben McMichael, Jeffrey McMichael, John Preston IV, and Damon Preston; one niece, Lisa Wellings.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Trayner, and his sister, Betty Jo McMichael.

Graveside services 11 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014, Spring Hill Cemetery Pavilion, by Jeffrey McMichael.

Memorials suggested to Make A Wish Foundation, 1230 Liberty Bank Lane Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40222.Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg, KY

 

 

JOSEPH BOGGS

Joseph Thomas “Tommy” Boggs, 70, husband of Anne Sutherland Boggs, died June 13, 2014 at his residence.

Born Feb. 4, 1944 in Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of the late Julius and Eloise Leonard Boggs.

He was a 1962 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, graduate of the University of Kentucky, served in the US Navy and was an employee of MeadWestvaco.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Laura Boggs, Summerville, S.C.; one son, Dr. Joseph (Shanna) Boggs, Boiling Springs, S.C.; one brother, Robert “Bobby” (Judy Mobley) Boggs, Lexington and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at 11 am in the Spring Hill Cemetery with Bill Arnold officiating.

Sims Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

 

HOWARD GILVIN

Howard Davis Gilvin, 73, husband of Edith “Sissy” Gilvin, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.

Born Sept. 8, 1941 in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Howard Milford and Nancy “Nannie” Boston Gilvin. He was a retired Parker Seal Production Manager and a member of the North Middletown Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons: Anthony Gilvin of Danville and Howard Daniel Gilvin of Louisville; one sister, Sue Gilvin of Harrodsburg and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Everett Smith Gilvin.

A private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

 

MICHAEL HARMON

Michael David Harmon, 62, of Harrodsburg, died, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born in March 20, 1952 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Marvin T. and Beatrice Mason Harmon.

He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Springfield and a carpenter.

Survivors include one son, Michael Dale Harmon of Mackville; one daughter, Kimberly Ann Harmon of Springfield; one sister, Mary Lavon (Danny) Fowler of Mackville; one brother, Mitchell Wayne Harmon of Cornishville and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 13 at the Carey and Son Funeral Home with Rev. John McDaniel officiating.

Burial was in the Peter Cemetery in Mackville.

Pallbearers were John Tamme, Tom Baker, Joey Fowler, Tommy Wohner, Dale Bottom, Eugene Harmon, Colt Montgomery and Stevie Bottoms. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Baker and one brother, Shirley Harmon.

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

LEROY HILL

Leroy Hill, 86, of Harrodsburg, husband of Juanita Lee Brim Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.

Born March 14, 1928, he was the son of the late Elmer Hill and Altie Clayton Jeffries.

Survivors in adition to his wife include, two sons, Leroy Hill Jr. of Frankfort and Larry (Julia) Hill of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Nancy (Doug) Crase of Lawrenceburg; 13 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Gary Hill.

Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Herrington Lake Pentecostal Church with Rev. Larry Holbrook officiating. Burial was in Shawnee Run Cemetery, Burgin.

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

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

 

 

DANNY KLAESS

Danny Klaess, 47, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Harrodsburg.

Born Aug. 18, 1967, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late John Klaess and Betty Lane Baugh.

Survivors include his step father, Roy Melvin Baugh; one sister, Crystal (Shawn) Curtsinger, of Harrodsburg; one step brother: Roy Baugh, of Harrodsburg; one step sister, Georgie Hartman, of Boyle County and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Harley officiating.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of service on Friday.

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

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

 

 

 

MARCIA MIRACLE

Marcia Margaret Miracle, 72, of Richmond, KY formerly of Crab Orchard passed away Monday, October 6th at her home.

Marcia was born on November 23, 1941. She was the daughter of the late Elisha Green Miracle and Dolly Emma (Johnson) Miracle.

She was a former employee of Cowdens Manufacturing and a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church.

Survivors Include: three daughter, Janet Murphy of Richmond, Brenda and her husband Randy Frye of Sevierville TN, and Molly Mullins of Harrodsburg one sister, Dessie May Tims of Bowling Green; three brothers, Loyd Miracle of Lincoln County, Gilbert Miracle of Cleveland, TN and David Miracle of Crab Orchard; five grandchildren, JR. Shelton, Valerie Anderson-Whitaker, Robert "B.J." Turpin, John Thomas Rector and Shawn Elisha Rector; 11 great-grandchildren, Lyvia Shelton, Kaytra & Kaden Anderson, Dakota Spanky, Dylan Allen, Kelsey, Wyatt, Tina, Colton, Westin and Alistin Rector.

In addition to her parents, Marcia was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Louise Mullins; grandson, Jonathon Murphy; brothers, Milton, Johnny, J.C., Bobby & Marion; sister, Esther Abrams; former husbands, Jim Roach and James Hiatt

Funeral service was held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at McKnight Funeral Home.

Burial was in Crab Orchard Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to McKnight Funeral Home at P.O. Box 97 Crab Orchard, KY 40419

`    (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Her-ald)

 

LALA MOORE

Lala Moore, 88, of Salvisa, widow of George Omer Moore, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at the Heritage Hall Care Center in Lawrenceburg.

Born June 25, 1926, in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Zelma Gritton Jeffries.

She was a retired Salvisa Postmaster and a member of Salvisa Christian Church.

Survivors include, one son: Omer (Carrie) Wayne Moore of Salvisa; one nephew, David (Paula) G. Fallis of Frankfort; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service were held Saturday, Oct. 11 at Salvisa Christian Church with Vicky Ray officiating. Burial was in the Kirkwood Cemetery, Salvisa.

Pallbearers were Bryn Fallis, Larry Stopher, Ronnie Broce, David Brown, Kody Harley and Jeff Sanders.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvisa Christian Church.

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

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

CHARLES PINKSTON

Charles T. “Tommy” Pinkston, 74, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at his residence.

Born Feb. 25, 1940, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Vernice and Alma Pinkston.

A lifelong resident of Mercer County and graduate of Georgetown College, Tommy was an educator in the Mercer School system for 34 years. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was an active member of Gideons Int’l and had served as a director for Fox Creek RECC.

He is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Charlene Barnett Pinkston, and three sons and their families: Jeffery and Jeanine Pinkston, and their children, Lee and Allison of Union, KY; Lee Todd and Aimee Pinkston, and their children Meagan, Benjamin and Jonathan of Salvisa, KY; and Earl and Robin Pinkston, and their children Kathryn, Thomas and Nathan of Malta. He is also survived by three sisters, Joyce (Curtis) Sherrow, Frances Moore, and Roxie Pinkston, all of Harrodsburg, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Clark Bugg, David and John Moore, Lee, Benjamin, Jonathan and Thomas and Nathan Pinkston. Honorary pallbearers were Bethel Baptist Deacons and Bethel Adult Men’s SS Class.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or to the Bethel Baptist Church Bldg Fund, 5581 Bohon Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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

Paid Obit

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

GROVER RICE

Grover Andy Rice, 66, of Bohon Rd. Harrodsburg, passed away Monday October 6, 2014 at his home.

He is survived by his wife Jane.

Andy was born on November 27, 1947 to the late Roy and Geneva Dyer Rice.

He served our country in the United States Air Force. Andy was in the printing industry for over 39 years as a pressman and also in sales. He was a member of the Patriot Guards. His love of music led him to play at venues such as Penn Store, The Community Arts Center, and two days a month he would volunteer at the Charleston Health Care Center and play for the residents there. Andy was an original member of the Kings Mountain Bluegrass Boys, and a member of the Mill Street Band. Andy was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church of Kings Mountain, KY

Surviving are: two sons, Billy Rice Hargis Jr.(Erin) of Lexington and Christopher Todd Hargis(Jill) of Lexington; two daughters, Melony Gwen Martinez of Richmond, and Kaelyn Michelle Keith of Eubank; three brothers Don Rice(Valerie) of Cincinnati, Leroy Rice (Fredia) of Lexington, and Charlie Rice(Vicki) of Lexington; two sisters Geraldine Edwards of Eubank and Darlene Davis (Billy) of Science Hil; six grandchildren, Angel Harris, Maria Iqbal, Olivia Martinez-Rice, Jackson Hargis, Ella Rue Hargis, and Caid Hargis; three step-grandchildren, Cody Keith, Kayla Caldwel, Kendra Keith; and two great-grandchildren Jack and Jaelin White.

Funeral Services were held Friday October 10, 2014 at the Preston Pruitt Funeral Home, Danville, with Rev. Billy Brown officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg KY.

Pallbearers were Dan Waters, Bruce Rudd, Todd Hargis, Billy Hargis Jr., Steve Martin, Billy Davis, Joey Keith, and Don Littrell.

Family requests donations can be made to Heritage Hospice.

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

`    (Note: This obituary was not included in the October 16, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

WILLIAM TRAYNER

William Carroll Trayner, 83, of Pompano Beach, Fla., widower of Patsy Wheeler Trayner, brother of Linda (Jack) Preston, died Thurs., Oct. 9, 2014, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)

 

ROBERTA WILLHITE

Roberta Chapman Willhite, 91, of Campbellsburg, widow of John E. Willhite, died Oct. 6, 2014 at Signature Healthcare in Harrodsburg.

Born Feb. 24, 1923 in Verona, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Lillian Roberts Chapman.

She was a member of the Campbellsburg Baptist Church, was a member of the Women’s Missionary Union and the XYZ church group and retired from Brunswick in Eminence.

Survivors include, one son, Douglas Earl (Susan) Willhite of Campbellsburg; one daughter Patricia Ann (Bruce) Springate of Harrodsburg, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one aunt and several friends.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Douglas Chapman and one sister, Betty Jo Chapman.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Ransdell Funeral Home, in Campbellsburg, with Reverend Shawn Golden officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Campbellsburg Baptist Church.

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

(HH Thu Oct 16, 2014)