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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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SHEENA LISTER

     Sheena Marie Lister, 30, of Harrodsburg, wife of Kenneth Loyd Lister, Jr. died Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

     Born December 16, 1984 in Danville, Sheena was the daughter of William Troy (Jeanie) Henry and Sherry Lee Roberts Henry all of Junction City.

     She was a homemaker and a former employee of the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Sheena attended Doctors Fork Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing and crafts.

     Survivors, in addition to her husband and parents, are: two daughters, Haley Marie Lister and Emiley Breann Lister, both of Harrodsburg; one brother, Sean Henry of Mitchellsburg; maternal grandmother, Vickery McQueary of Junction City; and paternal grandmother, Bonnie Henry; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kenneth Loyd and Pam Lister, Sr., of Harrodsburg. One niece: Bailey Henry also survives.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro John David Lane officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers will be Rickie Lambert, Bret Royalty.

     Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service, Tuesday, at the funeral home.

     To share your memories or to contact the family, please visit: www.alexanderandroyalty.com

 

RONNIE COFFMAN

     Ronnie Thomas Coffman, Jr., 45, of Burgin, fiancée of Leann Carr, died Thursday in Louisville.

     He was born June 1, 1970, in Harrodsburg, to Mary Edwards Huddleston and the late Ronnie Coffman Sr.

     He is survived by: a daughter, Tiffany Harris of Burgin; three sons, Eric Coffman of Danville, Phillip and Justin Wilson, both of Burgin; his mother: Mary Edwards Huddleston; three sisters, April Coffman and Michelle Coffman of Louisville and Betty Coffman of Harrodsburg; one brother, Mike Coffman of Louisville; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

     A private celebration of life is scheduled for a later date.

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

 

EDNA HARP

     Edna Grace Harp, 94, widow of James Curwood Harp died Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

     Born July 22, 1921 in Jessamine County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Price and Beatrice Jessamine Walker Collier.

     She was a homemaker and a member of the Mercer Church of Christ. 

     Survivors include: two sons, Mike (Karen) Harp of Nicholasville and Perry (Teresa) Harp of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Patricia (the late Clifford) Houp and Janet Lynn (Gerald) Arnold of Harrodsburg; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

     She was preceded in death by two sons, Danny and David Harp.

     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 5, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with James Harley officiating.  Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers will be Joe Osborne, Jeremy Arnold, Steve Huddleston, Dylan Harp, Donnie Cocanougher and Evan Cocanougher.

     Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Saturday until time of the funeral at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

 

WILLIAM COOPER

     William “Bill” Mason Frederick Cooper, formerly of Harrodsburg, was born April 5, 1929 in Lexington, KY. He died on September 1, 2015 at the age of 86, in Lexington.

     He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He retired from Kenway Chemical. Bill loved playing golf, fishing, UK basketball, genealogy, home teaching, and reading the Scriptures. He was a former member of the 101 Club.

     He is survived by: his wife, Chloris; his uncle, Virgil Cooper, Paris, Ky.; 11 surviving children; 36 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a stepson. His surviving children are, Michael, Taylorsville, Utah, Andrew (Arlene), Lexington, William “Casey” (Robin), Shelbyville, Lisa Adams (David), Orange City, Fla., Donald (Robin), Lexington, James (Karen), Paris, Jeffrey (Christen), Pleasant Grove, Utah, John (Melinda), Mount Juliet, Tenn., Joseph (Sandy), Battle Creek, Mich., Amy Emens (Craig), Lansing, Mich., Elizabeth Cooper, Battle Creek, Mich., and stepson, Terry Jett (Cathy), Nicholasville.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Minnie Cummins Cooper, and a daughter, Sarah.

     Viewing at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main St. in Lexington on Sept. 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Sir Barton Way, on Sept. 10, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be at the Paris Cemetery.

 

GARY ROYALTY

     Gary Edward Royalty, age 68, of Bloomfield Road, Springfield, passed away Tuesday morning, September 1, 2015 due to injuries sustained in an automobile collision.

     He was born in Lebanon, on July 20, 1947 to the late Henry Edward and Wilma Lavern Ruby Royalty.

     He was a member of the River of Life Church, a 1965 graduate of Willisburg High School and a retired employee of General Electric.

     Preceding him in death was a nephew, Terry Royalty.

     Survivors include: his wife, Bonnie Fenwick Royalty; a son, Tracy Royalty (Dana) of Lawrenceburg; a daughter, Jill Preston (Mike) of Harrodsburg; three step-daughters, Becky Blaine and Tina Blaine both of Lebanon and Sandy Martin (Kenny) of Decatur, Alabama; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Darrell Royalty (Diann) of Willisburg; and a nephew, Steven Royalty.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, September 4, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Troy Shelton, pastor of the River of Life Church, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Tracey Royalty.

     Burial will be in the St. Dominic-Holy Rosary Cemetery.

     Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

 

RONNIE DALE BAKER

     Ronnie Dale Baker, 69, of Mackville, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at the Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

     Born Oct. 31, 1945, in Washington County, he was the son of Juanita Darland Baker and the late Jay Baker.

     He was a carpenter, a member of the Mackville Church of Christ and a 1963 graduate of Mackville High School.

     Survivors, in addition to his mother, include: two sons, Ronald Galen (Melora Rae) Baker of Mt. Vernon and Michael Dale Baker of Willisburg; three daughters, Hope (Neal) Devine of Willisburg, Cindy (Tommy) Bartley and Angie (Roger) Wilkerson of Springfield; one sister, Joyce Whittinghill of Mt. Washington and one brother, Hunter Baker (Sandy) of Mackville.

     He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Jean Wells.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Jamie Chesser officiating. Burial was in the Battle Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Zachary Devine, Neal Devine, Billy Hilton, Chris Noel, Ricky Baker and Kevin Wells.

(HH Thu Sep 3, 2015)

 

NAWANA DURHAM

     Nawana P. Harris Durham, 81, widow of Dale Durham, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     Born Jan. 24, 1934, in Harlan County, she was the daughter of the late Joe R. and Hannah Metcalf Harris Sr.

     She was retired from Eaton and was a member of the Calvary Baptist.

     Survivors include: two sons, Marcus (Mary) Durham and Michael R. Durham, both of Mercer County; two brothers, Joe R. (Betty Jo) Harris Jr. of Winchester and Roland Harris of Harrodsburg; one sister, Virginia (Arthur) Hibbard of Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Clinton and Rodney Harris. 

     Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Queener and Bro. Daniel Smith officiating.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Terry Riley, Joseph Riley, Andrew Riley, John Calvin Harris, Barry Currens and Michael Shon Hendrickson.

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

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

(HH Thu Sep 3, 2015)

 

MARTHA KEELING

     Martha Ruth Christerson Keeling, 92, widow of Harold Keeling, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the Village of Lebanon.

     Born Dec. 21, 1922, in Mackville, she was the daughter of the late Will and Myrtle Christerson.

Mrs. Keeling was a member of the Lebanon Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a retired employee of Jane and Linda Sportswear and served as the secretary and treasurer of Local.

     She was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Keeling and one sister, Mary Helen Russell.

     Survivors include: two sons, Bruce Keeling, of Lebanon and Mike Keeling, of Louisville; one daughter, Ruth Ann (Junior) Cocanougher of Harrodsburg; sister, Jean (Wesley) Shewmaker, of Springfield; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Bosley Funeral Home, Lebanon, officiated by her grandson, Rev. David Keeling. Interment followed in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Springfield.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

(HH Thu Sep 3, 2015)

 

BARBARA LAY

     Barbara Ann Lay, 70, of Harrodsburg, wife of Kenneth Lay, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Hospital.

     Born March 12, 1945, in Boyle County, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Virginia Slusher Graham.

     She was of the Church of God faith and a homemaker.

     Survivors include: four sons, Kenneth Lee (Linda) Lay, Donald Ray (Melissa) Lay and Richard (Beth) Lay, all of Harrodsburg and Edward (Pat) Lay of Evarts; one daughter, Karen Marie (Fred) Baker of Cameron, N.C.; two brothers, James (Brenda) Graham of Dayhoit and William Melvin (Mary Lynn) Graham of Harrogate, Tenn.; one sister, Wanda Daniels of Wallins Creek; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

     There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Heritage Hospice, 120 Enterprise Drive, Danville, KY 40422.

     Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

(HH Thu Sep 3, 2015)

 

MURL MARTIN

     Murl Martin, 68, husband of Flossie Rich Martin, of Liberty, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the Casey County Hospital.

     Born Nov. 13, 1946, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Hayden Martin and Villa Marie Wilson Martin.

     He was a logger, barber and carpenter and former member of the Masonic Lodge.

     Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Tammy Reneah Martin of Liberty and Amanda Martin of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Larry and Billy Martin, both of Liberty; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

     He was preceded in death by one son, Louis Anthony Martin and four brothers, Donald, Melvin, Woodrow and Monroe Martin.

     Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, Liberty, with Bro. Marty Shackelford officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Contown Cemetery.

     Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.mckinneybrown.com.

(HH Thu Sep 3, 2015)

 

 

MARGIE PRICE

     Margie Milby Price, 89, widow of Henry Shelby Price, of Magnolia, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.

     She was the daughter of the late Hugh Roosevelt and Ruth Elizabeth Milby.

     She was a homemaker, a member of Buffalo Church of the Nazarene, the Magnolia Lions Club and the Gideons International Ladies Auxiliary.

     She was preceded in death by two daughters, Theresa Nell Price and Phyllis June Price; one great-grandson, Weston Lee Wade and one sister, Illa Dean Milby Lobb.

     Survivors include one daughter, Norma (David) Wade of Harrodsburg; three sons, Jerry (Brenda) Price, Clay (Pam) Price and Neal (Laura) Price, all of Magnolia; one foster son, Monroe Coffey of Hodgenville; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

     Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Buffalo Church of the Nazarene with Bros. Andrew Singh and John Ford officiating.  Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery in Green County.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideons International, Hodgenville Camp, PO Box 25, Hodgenville, KY 42748.

     Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia was in charge of arrangements.

     Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.dixon-rogers.com.

(HH Thu Sep 3, 2015)