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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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JAMES SLONE

     James Robert Slone, age 72, of Harrodsburg, husband of Rosemary Slone of Harrodsburg, formerly of Knott County, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at his home.

     He was born in Pippa Passes, Kentucky on July 28, 1943 to Dewey Slone and Herma Slone.

     He was an employee of the Sheller Globe Manufacturing Company as a semi-truck cab producer. He liked to do woodworking, writing stories and poems, was an avid bird watcher and a member of the Baptist Faith.

     Survivors other than his wife include: five sons, James Slone, Clinton Dale (Paula) Slone, Randy Slone, Robbie (Tammy) Slone, all of Lexington and Eugene Draper, Wellington, OH; two daughters; Michelle (Matt) Sebo, Sullivan, OH and Crystal (Robbie) Puls Cleveland OH; one brother, Dewey Allen Slone, Hindman, KY; three sisters, Hattie Counts, Ohio, H. Sybil Hall, London, KY and Phyllis Neace, Lancaster, KY; plus a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Clinton Slone and Arnold Slone.

     Funeral services will be held at the Hindman Funeral Services Chapel, Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1 p.m. with Kelly Slone officiating. Burial will follow at the Dewey Slone Family Cemetery at Topmost, KY.

     Visitation will be Thursday, April 28, after 6 p.m. at the Hindman Chapel.

     Sims Funeral Services of Harrodsburg was in charge of local arrangements.

 

VICKI FOGT

     Vicki Gail Darland Fogt, 58, widow of James Edward Fogt, Jr. died Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at her residence.

     Born July 16, 1957 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Randall Darland of Harrodsburg and the late Alice Grubbs Darland.

     She was a retired Baker for Sodexo at Centre College after 26 Years and was a member of the Mercer Church of Christ.  She enjoyed cooking, shopping, and going to church. 

     Vicki will always be remembered as a devoted, loving, and caring mother, wife, sister, and aunt who loved the world so much.

     Besides her father, Vicki is survived by: her daughter Melissa Florene Fogt of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Sandy Darland Peavler and Tammy Darland Patterson, both of Harrodsburg; two nieces; two nephews; and one special great-nephew Jaylen Drury.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with William Dayton and Larry Morris officiating.  Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

     To share your memories or to send a message to the family, please visit www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

 

DESSIE ARNS

     Dessie Lucille Ashton Arns, 84, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Harrodsburg, wife of Charlie Arns, died Friday, April 22, 2016.

     Born in 1931 in McCreary County, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Ashton.

     She was a Harrodsburg High School graduate, a former AT&T and Madison’s Dress Shop employee and was past president of the Forest Park Women’s Club.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: three daughters, Marla (Brad) Overholt, Darla Bretz and Susan (Lee) Jorde; two sons, John Arns and Bill (Jenni) Arns; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie and Herbert Ashton; one sister, Maxine Pinkston and one son-in-law, Donald Bretz.

     Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Cincinnati. Burial will be in the Spring Grove Cemetery.

     Visitation Saturday, April 30, at 9 a.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Cincinnati or the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information in memory of Donald Bretz.

(HH Thu Apr 28, 2016)

 

 

 

RICHARD CAREY

     Richard Allen Carey, 64, of Harrodsburg, formerly of Mackville, died Friday, April 22, 2016, at his home.

     Born March 25, 1952, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Richard and Betty Carrier Carey.

     He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a carpenter.

     Survivors include: one brother, Sandy (Kathy) Carey of Mackville and one sister, Elaine Hendren of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(HH Thu Apr 28, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

JAYSA GOODPASTER

     Jaysa Len Goodpaster, 27, of Lexington, died Friday, April 22, 2016, at her home.

     Born Feb. 28, 1989, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Len and Tammy Goodlett Goodpaster.

     She was a Mercer County Senior High graduate and a senior at Eastern Kentucky University.

     Survivors, in addition to her parents, include: one brother, Caleb Thomas Goodpaster; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Doris Goodpaster; maternal great-grandparent, Carol Skaggs and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

     She was preceded in death by one great-grandparent, Charles Thomas Goodlett Jr.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Greg Warren officiating. Burial was in Kirkwood Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Aaron Hilbert, Kenny Goodpaster, Jimmy Goodpaster, Don Sever, Tim Witt, Kevin Goodlett, Jordan Goodpaster and Michael Keller.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Green House 17, 4400 Briar Hill Rd., Lexington, KY 40516.

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

(HH Thu Apr 28, 2016)

 

HELEN HUTTON

     Helen Frances Hutton, 89, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Mercer County, widow of Maj. Ret. Max P. Hutton, died Thursday, March 31, 2016, at her home.

     She was the daughter of the late John and Sarah Milburn Adkinson.

     She was a secretary at Fort Knox Civil Service and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church.

     Survivors include: one son, Bradley P. (Sherry) Hutton of Elizabethtown; one sister-in-law, Beckie Hicks of Albuquerque, N.M.; two nieces, Martha (Lee) Gentry of Harrodsburg and Judith (Tom) Childress of Danville and three nephews.

     She was preceded in death by one sister, Margie (David) Tobin and one niece, Patsy Tobin Mattick.

     A memorial service was held Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Brown Funeral Home, P.O. BOX 553, Elizabethtown, KY 42702.

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

(HH Thu Apr 28, 2016)

 

 

 

SHIRLIE ISAACS

     Shirlie B. Isaacs, 81, of Burgin, widow of Howard Keller and Jerry Isaacs, died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     She was the daughter of the late Katie and Henry Bradford.

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

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

(HH Thu Apr 28, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURMAN LONG JR.

     Thurman H. Long Jr., 73, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Suncoast Hospice Care Center of North Pinellas in Palm Harbor, Fla. 

     Born June 24, 1942, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Thurman and Aleen Lake Long.

     He attended Harrodsburg High School and was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.

     Survivors include:  two daughters, Sherida and Holly Long, both of Crestwood; one son, Stephen W. Long of Crestwood; three sisters, Maxine Phillips, Bonnie (Kenneth) Meredith and Brenda (Eddie) Young; one brother, Ronnie (Martha) Long and several nieces, nephews and cousins.   

     A memorial service with military rites was held Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m. in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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

(HH Thu Apr 28, 2016)

 

GENEVA SANDERS

     Geneva Graham Lay Sanders, 98, of Harrodsburg, widow of Shively Sanders, died Friday, April 22, 2016, at her home. 

     Born June 14, 1917, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Marvin G. and Rebecca Graham Lay.

     She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and the Adult Women’s Sunday School Class.

     Survivors include: one daughter, Linda (Bobby) Christerson of Harrodsburg; one brother, John Lay of Danville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren:

     She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Debra Lynn Christerson; one grandson in-law, Mark Buckner and three sisters, Virginia Yeager, Jewell Boswell and Shirleen Yates.

     Funeral services were held Monday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church.

     Pallbearers were Spencer Tatum, Lee Todd Pinkston, Penny Derringer, Brennan Boswell, Garnie Yeager, Kelly Bugg and Curtis Sherrow. Honorary pallbearers were members of her Sunday school class. 

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethel Baptist Building Fund or Gideon Bible Fund. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Apr 28, 2016)

 

ROBERT STRATTON

     Robert William Stratton, 75, of Winston Salem, N.C, formerly of Harrodsburg, husband of Mary Redmon Stratton, died Thursday, March 21, 2016.

     Born April 2, 1940, in Stuben County, N.Y., he was the son of the late Kenneth and Barbara Deneen Stratton.

     He was a 1959 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, a supervisor of Amp, Inc. in Winston Salem, N.Y. and a U.S. Navy veteran.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one son, Michael (Suzonne) Stratton; one daughter, Teresa Wall; one brother, Thomas Charles (Marsha) Stratton of Raymond, Miss. and three grandchildren.

     A memorial service was held Sunday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m. at the Sedge Garden United Methodist Church in Kernersville, N.C.

     Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.hayworth-miller.com.

(HH Thu Apr 28, 2016)

 

ANNA UNDERWOOD

     Anna “Joyce” Underwood, 85, widow of Charlie Underwood, died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Ft. Thomas.

     She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Estelle Eads.

     Survivors include: one sister, Shirley Stone of Hazard; one brother, Ronnie (Ann) Eads of Lexington; two sons, Charles “Chuck” (Susan Daniels) Underwood II of Union and Jeffrey (Mary Ann) Underwood of Nebraska City, Neb.; one daughter, Cathy (Chaz) Long of Delaware, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Robert Allen Underwood officiating.

     Visitation Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Carmel Manor Building Fund, 100 Carmel Manor Rd, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 or to the local Gideon’s Chapter. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.alexanderandroyalty.com.

(HH Thu Apr 28, 2016)