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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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STEVEN BRYANT

Steven Elijah Bryant, 72, died Friday, August 29, 2014 at his home in Harrodsburg.

Born July 21, 1942 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Elijah and Earline Hunn Bryant.

He was a former employee of Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg and Embassy Suites in Lexington  and a member of the First Baptist Church in Harrodsburg.

Survivors include: two sisters, Charlotte (Andy) Harris and Phyllis (David) Yates of Harrodsburg; and one uncle, John Bryant.

Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, September 5, 2014 at  the Sims Funeral Services by Brother Windrell Hunn and Elder J. D. Short III.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

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

 

 

 

 

 

HUBERT FORD

Hubert Ruble “Buddy” Ford, age 86, Harrodsburg, husband of Edythe VanArsdall Ford for 66 years, died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born November 22, 1927 in Buena Vista, KY, he was the son of the late Hubert Russell and Sadie Love (Ruble) Ford.

He was a graduate of Buena Vista High School in Garrard Co. where he was selected as valedictorian of his class, served during World War II in the U.S. Army and then served three years for the Employment Resource Center for the U.S Air Force Reserve, was chief clerk for McArthur’s Head Quarters in Tokyo, Japan, a plant engineer at Mengel Box Company in North Carolina, a farmer, land owner, and part owner of Whitehouse-Humphrey Farm Equipment Company in Danville, Vice President of the KY Power Machinery Association and a member of the Burgin Christian Church where he served as elder for over 60 years.

Survivors other than his wife include: one daughter: Belinda Sullivan, Harrodsburg; one son, Russell (Dee) Ford, Lancaster; an adopted son, Gregory (Insuk) Ford, North Carolina; two sisters, Hannah Robb, Cleveland, TN and Peggy (Bill) Waggener, Burgin; seven grandchildren, Sabrina Ford, Alicia Ford, Tricia Ford, Blaine (Stephanie) Ford, Allison Sullivan, Jennifer (Joe) Fister and Mark (Amy) Sullivan; ten great grandchildren and his faithful and devoted pet dog “Polly”.

He was preceded in death by an infant son Little Buddy Ford and a granddaughter, Andria Ford Nelson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Sims Funeral Services by Rev. Josh Snyder. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery with military rites.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Nick Caton, Kenny Stratton, Walter Hester, Willie Cheak, Billy Cannon, and Rice Lear.

Honorary bearers will be elders of the Burgin Christian Church, Genie and Toni Sims, Peggy Moss, Bill Waggener, Bud & Bitty VanArsdall, Ruthie and Jimmy Wells, Betty and Donnie Montgomery, and Alberta Hester.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Burgin Christian Church, 300 West Main Street, Burgin, KY 40310.

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

 

BOBBY WILKINSON SR.

Stanford City Councilman Bobby Wilkinson, Sr. age 69, died Tuesday afternoon.

He was the son of the late Addison Wilkinson, Sr. and Sadie Patton Wilkinson, born in Mt. Salem, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Lou Alcorn and brother, Addison Wilkinson, Jr.

He gave his life to Christ at early age and was an active and dedicated member of First Missionary Baptist Church, where   he served on the Trustee Board until his health began to fail.   Bobby worked at The Jackson Chair Company for 22 years and afterwards he worked for a short period of time with his father, Addison, who owned a slaughterhouse.  He later began a new career with Inter-County Energy, working for another 25 years before retiring.

He leaves to mourn his passing his loving and devoted wife of 49 years Martha Ann Leavell Wilkinson; daughter Bonnie Barnes (John) Lexington,; son Bobby Wilkinson, Jr. San Antonio, Texas, daughter, Bridget Ann Wilkinson Stanfield (Wade) Harrodsburg; sister, Thelma Louise Wilkinson Turner Lexington; grandsons, Charles Wilkinson Davis and John Colby Barnes, Lexington, Ellison Wade Stanfield and Kamren-Jakob Stanfield, Harrodsburg; and granddaughter, Lily Patton Barnes, Lexington,; mother-in-law, Sophronia Reese, Danville;  two brother-in-laws, Michael (Brenda) Hughes, Danville and Raymond Alcorn, Cleveland, OH; Bobby was blessed to have one very special great-grandson, "the red-head", Jaizhen Imari Davis; also a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 1 p.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, Stanford. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery Stanford,

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until time of service

 

BOBBY ADKINSON

Bobby Newton Adkinson, 77, Harrodsburg, died Sunday, August, 24, 2014 at The Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born March 14, 1937 in Nicholasville, he was the son of the late Alvah and Elizabeth Alice Whittaker Adkinson.

Survivors include, three sisters, Faye (Junior) Yeager, Sue (Carl) Lamb and Brenda (Bobby) Lewis, all of Harrodsburg and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Adkinson and two sisters, Dottie Robinson and Mary Ann Russell.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 27 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with David Green officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Daryl Lewis, Kevin Lewis, Jeff Russell, Louis Sea, Eddie S. Browning, Dan Whittaker, Mike Lee and David Sams. Honorary pallbearers were Dana Yeager, Carla Prather, Debbie Sams, Tonya Lee, Ocie Hume and the Florian Family.

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

(HH Thu Aug 28, 2014)

 

 

 

EDDIE COX

Eddie Wayne Cox, 47 of Stanford died Friday, August 22, 2014.

Born August 29, 1966, he was the son of Arthur Ray Cox, Jr of Stanford and the late Mildred Ann Simpson Cox.

He is survived by: his daughter, Rhyann Hall of Danville; brother, Earl Cox of Stanford; sisters, Linda Pullum of Harrodsburg and Becky Adams of Junction City; and grandchildren, Savannah and Peyton Hall.

Services will be conducted at 11 a,m, Tuesday, August 26, at the W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland by Bro. Steve Vanhook with burial at Cream Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joseph and Spud Pullum, Brian Cox, James Cooley and Lee Lay.

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

(Note: This obituary was not included in the August 28, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald

 

 

 

EARL CURTIS

Earl Curtis, 78, of Harrodsburg, died Friday August 22, 2014.

Born January 18, 1936 in Lincoln County, was the son of the late Tyre Arnold and Mary Jane Dunaway Curtis.

Earl was a 1955 graduate of Hustonville High School and was a farmer.

Earl is predeceased by a son Johnny Earl Curtis and siblings, Arnold Curtis, Clyde Curtis, Bernice Hanson, Irene McCloud, and Mattie Chandler.

Earl is survived by: his daughter, Gina Curtis (Gary) Hunter of Parksville; a brother, Orville Curtis of Moreland, and a granddaughter, Rebecca Roark.

A visitation will be held after 6 p.m., Tuesday August 26, 2014 at the Stith Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be, David "Sonny" Collier, Jack Carey, Bruce Johnson, Elwood Randolph, Bobby Payne, Roger Bandy. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery at a later date.

(Note: This obituary was not included in the August 28, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald

 

 

 

PETE OWENS JR.

Pete B. Owens Jr., 74, husband of Marilyn Glass Owens died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at his home in Lexington.

Born July 9, 1940, he was the son of the late Pete B. Owens Sr. and Martha Sanders Owens. 

He was a 1958 graduate of Harrodsburg High School,  was retired from IBM, and AAABCO, Inc., was an SEC football official and involved with several orgaizations.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include, three children, Pete B. Owens, III, Wendi Cottrill and Chase A. Owens; six grandchildren,  several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased in death by one daughter, Brandi G. Owens; three brothers, James, Robert and Carl Owens, two brothers-in-law, Ray (Barbara) Glass and John Glass.

A celebration of life service will be today, Thursday, August 28, at 7 p.m. at Centennial Baptist Church in Harrodsburg with Elder J.D. Short III officiating.  A lifetime celebration will be held at his home in Lexington on Saturday, Aug. 30,  at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Kentucky Special Olympics or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

(HH Thu Aug 28, 2014)

 

FRED PERKINS

Fred Perkins, 90, of Harrodsburg, widower of the late Janie Doris Bottom Perkins, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. 

Born Jan. 19, 1924 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Edward and Pilney Hardin Perkins. 

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII, and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include, one son, Jerry Brian Perkins Sr. of Harrodsburg; one daughter Sandy (Ron) Crain of Lawrenceburg, one sister Hazel (Harold) Hullett of Burgin, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers H.B., Ed, and Raymond Perkins.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug.  26, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Dr. Robert DeFoor officiating. Burial with military honors was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Perkins, Bennie Bottom, Jason Wells, Billy Bugg, James Brummett and Travis Abrams.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Humane Society, 132 North Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY  40330

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

(HH Thu Aug 28, 2014)

 

RUBY TILGHMAN

Ruby Carr Tilghman, 93, of Versailles, widow of John Willie Tilghman, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg. 

Born in Scott County, she was a daughter of the late John and Pearl Curtis Carr. 

She was a Versailles High School graduate, member of the Versailles Baptist Church, and a Sunday school teacher for over 60 years.

Survivors include, two daughters, Ann (Lynn) Clem of Lawrenceburg and Linda (Jim) Mullins of Burgin; four grandchildren, four great- grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Robbie Carr and one brother-in-law, Reuben Kurtz. 

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Morrison, a granddaughter, Dana McDonald, a brother, Jesse Carr, and three sisters, Mildred Lane, Evelyn Eaves, and Anna Frances “Barney” Kurtz.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. John Brandon officiating. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Lynn Clem, Larry Miller, Steve Morrison, Jeff Morrison, Nick Mullins, and Aaron Miller.  Honorary pallbearers were members of the Joy Sunday School Class. 

Memorials donations are suggested to the Versailles Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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

(HH Thu Aug 28, 2014)

 

EDITH TYREE

Edith B. Tyree, 73, of Harrodsburg, widow of Morris Allen Tyree, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born Feb. 28, 1941, in Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late James and Blanche Griffin Brumback.

She was a Homemaker and a member of Cornishville Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Charlene Conley of Nicholasville, Angelia Souvenier and Wendy Sellars, both of Harrodsburg; four sons, Randy Tyree, Tony A. Tyree and Rodney Tyree all of Harrodsburg and Denny Tyree of Weston, OH; three sisters, Dorothy Brown, Sandy Tyree and Kathy Betz of Weston, OH; one brother: Bennie Griffin of Weston, OH; 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Griffin and one sister, Joann Meir.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with John Ritchie officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Sellars, Jason Sopher, Rodney Tyree, Tony Tyree, Brandon Tyree, Trever Tyree, Dustin Tyree and Christia Conley.

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

(HH Thu Aug 28, 2014)