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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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WILLIAM PARKS

William Henry Parks, Sr., age 91, Harrodsburg, widower of Mary Thelma Meaux Parks, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at the VA Medical Center, Lexington.

Born November 25, 1923 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late James Monroe and Marie (Williams) Parks.

He attended West Side High School, served at Okinawa during World War II in the Navy, a member of VFW Post 1884, a truck driver for Royalty Keightly, a press operator at Rowland Cleaners, Harrod Cleaners, and Mercer Dress, a machine operator at General Cable, an assembler at Eaton Corporation, an associate at the former Wilson Funeral Home and Parks Funeral Home and was a member of the Centennial Baptist Church

Survivors include: four daughters, Teresa (Robert) Crumbie, Lexington, Alberta (Donnie) Mays of Harrodsburg, Billie Jean Miles, Louisville and Ruth Ann Bryant, Harrodsburg; two sons Henry (Rhonda) Parks, Jr., Cincinnati and Gus (Paula) Parks Sr., Harrodsburg; one sister Cora Parks Allen, Harrodsburg; one brother Lucian Parks, Cartersville, GA; ten grandchildren, Juan Miles, Kamilah Johnson, Gus Parks, Jr., Candace Robinson, Russell Mays, Joshua Crumbie, Ashli Dunn, Chris “Kojack” Bryant, Anthony Stigall, and David Green; four great-grandchildren, Jaden Johnson, Camdyn Johnson, Selena Bryant and Azaiah Bryant; special caregivers James, Rose and Robin Bryant plus several other nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Other than his wife and parents he was preceded in death by four brothers Charles Parks, Sr., Dudley Parks, Wallace Parks, James Albert Parks and five sisters Louise Phillips, Georgia Steele, Sarah Jones, Laurine Mason and Mary Parks.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Centennial Baptist Church by Elder J. D. Short III. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrodsburg with military rites.

Pallbearers will be Paul Parks, Keith Walker, Charles Parks Jr., Eric Parks, Marty Parks, and Wallace Parks.

Honorary Bearers will be deacons, officers and trustees of the Centennial Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Centennial Baptist Church.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Centennial Baptist Church, 291 West Lane Street, Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330.

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

 

NELLIE BAKER

Nellie Baker, 92, of Harrodsburg, widow of Amon Baker, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at her residence after a long illness.

Born July 24, 1922 in Mackville, she was the daughter of the late John Aaron and Nettie Kate Russell Tumey.

She was a care giver, member of the Widow to Widow Group, Mercer County Senior Citizens and a member of the Harrodsburg Church of Christ.

Survivors include three daughters: Martha (Buddy) Steele, Harrodsburg, Jo Nell (Calvin) Devers, Corinth, KY, and Lela Robin Cooper, Salvisa; one son Darrel (Lorraine) Baker, Mackville; one sister, Jewell Hays, Lebanon; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, W.R. Tumey and Oliver Tumey, and a son-in-law, Charles ("Butch") Cooper.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 at Sims Funeral Services by Kelly Baker and Keith Greer. Burial will be in Battle Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Baker, Robert Baker, Clint Steele, Hunter Hatchett, Jody Hatchett, and Austin Cooper.

Honorary Bearers are Phyllis Claxton, Laura Renee Carney, Andrea Christopher, Julie Sweets, and Jamie Wilmoth.

Visitation will be Friday, December 19, 2014 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at Sims Funeral Services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kosair Children’s Hospital, 231 East Chestnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

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

 

EMILIE ALLENDER

Emilie Ann Allender, 39, passed away December 8, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington after a brief illness.

She was the daughter of Charles (Lillian) Jr. and Mary Allender.

Emilie graduated from Burgin High School in Mercer County in 1993. She was a graduate of the LPN program at Midway College and served in the US Air Force during operation Desert Shield/Storm as a dental laboratory helper.

She is survived by: a brother, Chuck Allender (Meg): a nephew, Patrick and numerous other extended family members.

The memorial service will be private.

Donations can be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital or the ASPCA

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 18, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

 

 

 

HAROLD BURGESS

Harold Daniel Burgess, 81, husband of Dona Juanita Gregory Burgess, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born March 9, 1933 in Ravenna, he was the son of the late Oscar and Bertie Richardson Burgess.

He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and a retired painting instructor at the Frenchburg Job Corps, was an accomplished painter and was a member of Bruners Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Walter Phillip (Barbara) Burgess of Springfield, Mo., and Charles Daniel “Chuck” (Anne) Burgess of Midway; one daughter, Lelia Gina (Stewart) Canter of Asheville, N.C., two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Thomas Burgess and three sisters, Katherine King, Mildred Park and Sue Wilson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Broce and Bro. Tony Smith officiating.  Burial was in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Walter Phillip “Beau” Burgess, Haywood Daniel “Woody” Burgess, Steve Saunders, David Saunders, Bruce Walters, and Larry Walters. Honorary pallbearers were George Drake, Bobby King, Earl Horn, Fant Saunders, Dan Wilson, Kermit Logue and members of the Bruners Chapel Baptist Church Senior Men’s Sunday School Class.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Dec 18, 2014)

 

PEGGY BURKHEAD

Peggy Joyce Burkhead, 74, Harrodsburg, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at her residence.

Born August 19, 1940, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Artie K. Yeaste Ross.

Survivors include four daughters, Roxie Harmon of Harrodsburg, Cathy Devine of Williamsburg, Brenda Cheatham of Williamsburg and Cindy Tatum of Harrodsburg; three sons, Benny Ross, Maurice Harmon and Eugene Harmon all of Harrodsburg; one sister, Jonell Stratton of Harrodsburg; one brother, Donald Ross of Harrodsburg; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ross; one daughter, Kelly Isham and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15 at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family to assist with expenses.

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

(HH Thu Dec 18, 2014)

 

 

ANNA CAMPBELL

Anna W. Campbell, 92, of Lexington, widow of Roy Robert Campbell Sr., died Friday, Dec.12, 2014 in Lexington.

Born Feb. 25, 1922 in Bushtown, she was the daughter of the late Will and Annie Penman Gayton. 

She was a 1939 graduate and valedictorian of West Side High School, was a homemaker and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brooklyn, Ny.

Survivors include two sons: Roy (Lena) R. Campbell Jr. of Lexington and Daryl Campbell of Wappinger Falls, Ny.; one sister, Jewell Lay of Harrodsburg; one brother, Billy Gayton of Toledo, Oh.; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Gayton and Paul Gayton and five sisters, Allie Gayton, Hope Gayton, Ora Gayton, Blanche Miller and Thelma Gayton.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Sims Funeral Services with Brother Terry Dunn officiating. Burial was in the Robinson Roe Cemetery in Burgin.

Pallbearers were Roy R. Campbell III, John Linton II, Larry Gayton, Oliver Gayton, Terry Adams and Tim Adams.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 or Willows at Citation, 1376 Silver Springs Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40504.

(HH Thu Dec 18, 2014)

 

DAVID CAREY

David Keith Carey, 58 of Parksville died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Lexington. David was the husband of June Holman Carey.

Born December 19, 1955 in Mercer County he was a son of James Hardin Carey of Mercer County and the late Onita Jewell Million Willard.

David was a former employee of ATR where he worked for 24 years and a retired employee of Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems where he was a quality controller. David was a former Junction City councilman and a former volunteer for the Junction City rescue squad and fire department. He was a member of the Mitchellsburg Church of God, but most recently attended Harris Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his father and wife, David is survived by three children, Daniel Eldridge of Danville, Amy (Rob) Hill of Perryville, Brandon (Cassandra ) Carey of Parksville, one brother and his wife, Jim and Alvita Carey of Danville and two granddaughters, Aly and Kaylee Hill of Perryville.

Along with his mother David was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents who raised him, Lucian and Wilma Jenkins.

Services for David were held Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Mitchellsburg Church of God by Ronnie Lee and Larry Moore with burial in the Parksville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kenny Grubbs, Marvin Turpin, Happy Belcher, Chris Thomas, David and Derick Moore.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Wilder Funeral Home was in charge for services for David

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 18, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

GEORGIANNA CUMMINS

Georgianna Cummins, 70, of Harrodsburg, wife of W. G. Cummins died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at her residence.

Born March 31, 1944 in Hutchinson, KA, Georgianna was the daughter of the late Noble and Pearl Hunt Bass.

She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God.

Survivors in addition to her husband are: one son, Larry Sutton of Beloit, KA; one daughter, Brenda Koehn of Hutchinson, KA; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Georgianna was preceded in death by several siblings.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 18, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

MARVIN DARLAND

Marvin F. Darland, 82, of Paris, formerly of Harrodsburg, husband of Melissa Pennington Darland, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at his residence.  

Born June 30, 1932, he was the son of the late Wade and Nellie Currens Darland.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, retired from IBM, was employed by Davis and Davis, Sutherland Greenhouse and Dotson Brothers of Paris.  

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Brandon Earl Darland, of Paris; two daughters, Mary Jo (Mike) Lewis and Robin Claunch, both of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil “Toad” and Wade “Junior” Darland; and his first wife, Betty Webb Darland.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Brenda Routt officiating.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family to assist with expenses.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.hinton-turnerfuneralhome.com.

(HH Thu Dec 18, 2014)

 

RUBY DRURY

Ruby Sears Drury, 77, of Stanford died Saturday at Golden Living Center in Stanford.

She was born Aug. 7, 1937 in Moreland, KY to the late Joe Wheeler Sears and Mary Johnson Sears.

She was a member of Butchertown Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Joe Scharbrough of Haskell, OK and Eddie Scharbrough of New Mexico; a brother, Dawson Sears of Danville, two sisters, Evie Downs of Harrodsburg and Elsie Kidd of Danville; a special niece, Cynthia Taylor of Stanford; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at 11a.m. at Moreland Cemetery. Reverend Jay Mumper officiated the service.

Casketbearers were George Spears, Gerald Downs, Charles Kidd, Brandon Brookes, Jose Gutierrez and William Maddox, Sr.

     (Note: This obituary was not included in the December 18, 2014 issue of the Harrodsburg Herald)

 

BILLIE NELSON

Billie Anne Weldon Nelson, 67, wife of James Hubert Nelson, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.

Born Jan. 13, 1947 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late William Richard and Wanda Jean Gillespie Weldon.

She was retired from Walmart and a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church where she taught third and fourth Grade Sunday School Class.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two daughters, Joyce Ann (Shannon) Nelson Newman and Allison Darlene (Keith) Nelson Merriman both of Harrodsburg; one sister Valeda Weldon (Paul) Harley of Harrodsburg, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one son, James “Ricky” Nelson and one sister, Brenda Brandt.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Bro. Doug Wesley officiating.  Burial was in Peters Cemetery in Mackville.

Pallbearers were Jeff Bradshaw, John Rawlings, and deacons of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hopewell Baptist Church, 1545 Talmage-Mayo Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

(HH Thu Dec 18, 2014)