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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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JOAN LILLY

Joan Margaretta “Judy” Lilly, 85, of Harrodsburg died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born April 2, 1929 in Eden, NY, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Carrie May Finlandson Debo.

She was a self-employed care giver and a member of the Episcopalian faith.

Survivors include: one daughter, Kathleen Lilly, Versailles; one son, William (Michelle) Lilly, East Greenwich, RI; three grandchildren, Cara Danielle Moncer, Bremerton, WA., Jason Moncer, and Katie Riley both of Lexington; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Debo, and a grandson Aaron Cass Moncer.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Springhill Cemetery by Rev. Peter Doddema with burial to follow.

There will be no visitation.

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

 

 

 

BOBBY AUSBORN

Bobby Dean Ausborn, 70, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born March 12, 1944 in Abilene, Texas, he was the son of the late Earl and Lola McHenry Ausborn.

He was a retired engineer with Rice Engineering, a United States Navy Veteran and was a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Bobby Allen Ausborn of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Randall Joe (Marilyn) Ausborn of Carrolton; one daughter, Ruby Gail Edwards of Danville; one brother, Robert Earl Ausborn of Abilene, Texas and one sister Ruby Fay Hastings of Abilene, Texas, 10 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Lee Ausborn.

There are no services scheduled.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: The Historic Fort Phantom Hill, P.O. Box 58, Abilene, TX 79604.

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

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

DOROTHY FREEMAN

Dorothy Currens Freeman, 86, of Lawrenceburg, widow of Ona Freeman, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Mary Holman Currens.

She was a member of the Claylick United Methodist Church a bookkeeper for Watts and Durr Company in  Harrodsburg and a 1945 graduate of Salvisa High School.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Gina (Russell) Johnson, Frankfort; one son, Michael L. (Libbye) Freeman, Lawrenceburg; one brother, Curtis (Sonia) Currens, Salvisa; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Elsie Gritton, Fannie Broce, and a brother Otha Currens.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg with Bro. Danny Broce and Bro. Shannon Blosser officiating. Burial was in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.  

Pallbearers were Ben Freeman, Gustavo Gonzalez, Ricky Robinson, Barry Currens, Mark Broce, and O. C. Currens. Honorary pallbearers were her Sunday School Class and Betty and Alton Warford.

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

WILLIE HORN

Willie B. Horn, 91, of Harrodsburg, husband of Ava Jewell Long Horn, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born July 18, 1923, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Obadiah “Obe” and Myrtle (Jesse) Royalty Horn Goodpaster.

He was a retired farmer and owner of Town and Country Blacktop Sealing.  He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board, was a former assistant Sunday School teacher, and Trustee. He also donated the land for the construction of the Calvary Church. He also served on the ASCS Board for some twenty years, and was a County Magistrate for several years.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter, Brenda (Bill) Rogers of Harrodsburg, one sister, Katherine Short of Salvisa, and one brother, Clarence Goodpaster of Harrodsburg, three grandchildren, Will (Stephanie) Rogers, Dana (John) Perkins, and Lynette (Michael) Lawson and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Jessica Lawson and two brothers, Marvin Horn and Bobby Goodpaster.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with  Lester Caldwell, Daniel Smith and Ty Clenney officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Will Rogers, Donald Logue, Clarence Goodpaster, Eddie Sherrow, Don Horn, Miller Horn, Bill Horn and Kenny Goodpaster. Honorary pallbearers were member’s of the Adult Men’s Sunday School class.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church, 2193 Cornishville Road, Harrodsburg, KY, 40330 or Gideon Bible Fund, PO Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

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

PAID OBIT

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

JOHN MARKEL

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

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

Along with his wife, he was a former owner of Royalty’s Florist and Gifts and a member of Harrodsburg Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include: one daughter,  Teresa (Perry) Sullivan of Nicholasville, one 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 Ohio; five grandchildren 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 held Saturday, July 19 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

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

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

GWEN MARTINEZ

Gwen Marie Colvin Martinez, 49, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.

Born October 29, 1964 in Lebanon, she was the daughter of Justus Colvin, Jr. and the late Betty Schalck.

Survivors include: two daughters, Ashley Marie (Omar Escobar) Bugg and Autumn Martinez; one son, Zachary (Heather) Bugg; one sister, Justina (Edward) Bockey; two brothers, Richard Colvin and Owen Colvin; step-father, Stanley L. Schalck and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jay Colvin.

A memorial service will be held 2-5 p.m., Saturday, August 2 at the Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing, Nicholasvlle.

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

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)

 

 

 

 

ALLENE MOORE

Allene Moore, 95, widow of Clifford Emerson Moore, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born May 28, 1919 in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Vadie and Nancy Jane Davis Murphy.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Harrodsburg Church of God.

Survivors include four sons: William Harold Moore, Louis Bradley Moore, Donald (Cristy) Lyons Jr., all of Harrodsburg and Jerry Bruce (Peggy) Moore of Stanford; four daughters, Nancy Carolyn Sires of Florida, Connie Moore of Parksville, Darlene (Fonnie) Baker  and Joanne (Charlie) Lyons, both of Harrodsburg, 21 grandchildren,   and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mae Simpson, one brother, Lonard Murphy, and one sister Ola Mae Goforth.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 28 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie Irvin officiating. Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Zackery Lyons, Timmy Baker, Scottie Baker, Billy Joe Lyons, Tara Baker and Taylor Adams.

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

(HH Thu Jul 31, 2014)