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Mercer County KY Obits - 1998
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JAMES, I.C. 1927-1997
Surnames: GRAY, HORTON, JAMES, LEBLANC, MARTIN, MOTTO, PURNELL#00051
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - I.C. James III, 69, Sparrow Lane, died Saturday at home.

Born Sept. 9, 1927, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late I.C. and Katherine Purnell James. He served as deputy sheriff of Mercer County 1970-74; as sheriff from 1978-82, and was judge executive from 1982-92. He was past president of the Mercer County Fair and Horse Show, a member of Kentucky Sheriffs Association and Kentucky Judges Association. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Dry Branch Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Martin James; a son, I.C. "Chris" James IV of Mercer County; a daughter, Elizabeth Purnell James LeBlanc of Marion, Ind.; two stepsons, Marty Gray and Danny Horton, both of Mercer County; a stepdaughter, Judy Motto of Mercer County; two grandchildren; and a step grandchild.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McClellan Funeral Home by the Rev. Lewis M. Walter. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Humphrey, Wayne Russell, Herbert Houston, Donnie Tyler, Marty Gray, Kenneth Burns, Pete Motto and Ralph Rogers.

Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may go to Dry Branch Baptist Church.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 17, 1997

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REED, Henry 1909-1997
Surnames: CARPENTER, HENSON, POWERS, REED#00052
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG- Henry Reed, 87, of Inman St., died Sunday at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington.

Born August 1, 1909, in Manchester, he was a son of the late Larkin and Bertha Henson Reed. He was a retired farmer and social worker for Muscatuck Children's Hospital, North Vernon, Ind. He was the widower of Flora Grubbs Reed and a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Carlo Reed of Salvisa and Kenneth Reed of Russellville, Ala.; three brothers, Hugh Reed of North Vernon, Clarence and Oscar Reed, both of Hamilton, Ohio; two sisters, Buelah Powers of Salem, Ind., and Mabel Carpenter of Cold Water, Mich.; five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Home by the Rev. Larry Redding. Burial will be in Kirkwood Cemetery with military rites.

Pallbearers will be Larry, Roger, Matthew, Jeremy and Nicholas Reed, Sammy and Brian Watts and Wayne Wade.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 21, 1997

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CLICK, William J. 1924-1997
Surnames: CLAUNCH, CLICK, HUFFMAN, RONEY, TYLER#00053
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - William J. Click, 72, Harrodsburg, died Thursday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington.

He was the husband of Vivian Click.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

HARRODSBURG- Services for William John Click, 72, of 343 N. East St., were held 2 p.m. Saturday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Revs. Hilary Claypool and Bobby Logue. Burial with military rites was in Deep Creek Cemetery.

He died Thursday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lexington.

Born Dec. 15, 1924, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late William L. and Martha Alice Claunch Click. He was a retired service station owner, a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church, and a disabled American veteran.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Battle Star, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Battle Star, the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Roney Click; two sons, Rodney Wayne Click of Harrodsburg and Rickie L. Click of Washington County; one brother, Clarence Click of Springfield; two sister, Lillie B. Tyler and Bernice Huffman, both of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rodney Click, Rory Click, John Click, William Tyler, Billy Waters, Donnie Huffman and David Huffman. Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Bowen, Jeremy Bowen, David Coulter, James Matherly and Larue Matherly.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 20, 1997

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CARTER, William Elmer 1914-1997
Surnames: CARTER, KURTZ, SALLEE#00054
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Elmer Carter of Stagg Street, died today at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Home.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 17, 1997

HARRODSBURG - The funeral for William Elmer Carter, 82, 112 Stagg St., will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Drew Sandridge. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

He died Thursday at his home.

Born May 24, 1914, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late John and Nannie Sallee Carter. He was widow of Velma Kurtz Carter. He was retired self-employed painter and belonged to Joseph Chapel United Methodist Church. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Carter; two sons, William Daniel Carter of Harrodsburg and John Thomas Carter of Lexington; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Harry Lee Carter.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.

Memorials are suggested to Joseph Chapel United Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Fred Hilbert, 423 Larue St., Harrodsburg.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 18, 1997

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FISHER, Walter H.; ca.1942-1997
Surnames: BOTTOMS, FISHER, JONES, MITCHELL, VANDYKE#00055
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
   
HARRODSBURG - Services for Walter Hathaway Fisher, 55, Harrodsburg, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Baptist Church by the Rev. J.D. Short III.

He died Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Jones, Alonzo Bottoms, Fred Bottoms, Albert Mitchell, Michael VanDyke and George Fisher.

Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 15, 1997

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McQUEARY, Wallace Irene [Luster] 1915-1997
Surnames: BOTTOM, CARMICHAL, FIELDS, FOULK, GARDNER, HAMNER, HEINLY, LOPEZ, LUSTER, MCQUEARY, SCHLENKER, SHERRILL, TYLER#00056
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Wallace McQueary, 81, of 620 Belmont Court, died Saturday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was the widow of Aubrey Clayton McQueary.

Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 13, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Wallace Irene McQueary, 81, Belmont Court, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Revs. Bobby Logue and Larry Harris. Burial will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery in Casey County.

She died Saturday at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.

Born July 26, 1915, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Amanda Carmichal Luster. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Methodist Church. She was the widow of Aubrey Clayton McQueary.

Survivors include three sons, George McQueary of Jeffersonville, Ind., Albert McQueary of Junction City, and Aubrey McQueary Jr. of Harrodsburg; five daughters, Audrey Foulk of Jeffersonville, Ind., Pauline Tyler of Mercer County, Diana Heinly of Valley Station, Effie Hamner of Lancaster and Dorothy Schlenker of La Grange; a brother, Jesse Luster; four sisters, Goldia Lopez of Lawrenceburg, Effie Gardner and Dorothy Fields, both of Harrison, Ohio, and Alma Sherrill of Yosemite; 28 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three infant children and a daughter, Deva Marie Bottom.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 14, 1997

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PERKINS, John A. 1913-1997
Surnames: HAY, PERKINS, TICHENOR#00057
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - John Allen Perkins, 83, Carrollton, died Friday at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

Born May 11, 1913, in Albany, he was a son of the late Oliver Perry and Juliet Perkins. He was a retired 28-year employee of Kentucky Utilities Company, having served as former district manager in Carrollton and Paris, and with their Economic Development Department. He was a 54-year, 32nd degree Mason, a member of Carrollton Masonic Lodge 134 F&AM, was a past member of Phillip Swigert Lodge 218 F&AM, Fisherville, Oleika Shrine Temple, Lexington, and Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction, Louisville. He was also a former member of Carrollton Rotary Club, past president of Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Foundation and Paris Chamber of Commerce, past president of Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, where he was named Businessman of the Year in 1971. He was a member of American Legion, was a recipient of Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award, was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Carrollton First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Alene Tichenor Perkins; a son, Joe Perkins of Harrodsburg; a sister, Mabel Hay of Albany; a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held 11 a.m. today in Carrollton. Graveside services are 2:30 p.m. today at Spring Hill Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 52.

Memorials may go to Captain John A. Perkins Scholarship Fund, c/o Harrodsburg High School.

Ransdell Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 14, 1997

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FISHER, Walter H. 1941-1997
Surnames: ALLEN, BEST, DORMAN, DUNN, FISHER, MCCLENDON, PAYNE, SMITH, YOUNG#00058
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Walter Hathaway Fisher, 55, Harrodsburg, died Saturday.

Born August 28, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late William H. and Mary Smith Allen. He was a former employee of Cudahy and Arby's. He was a member of Centennial Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Curtis L. Dunn of Louisville and Walter H. Dunn of Danville; five daughters, Amealia Dunn and Rita A. Dunn, both of Lexington, Bonnie J. Dorman of Anchorage, Ala., Aleshia Dunn of Baltimore, Md., and Alice McClendon of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Gary Allen of Indiana, and C.J. Best of Louisville; nine sisters, Mary W. Young and Ann Payne, both of Harrodsburg, Terry Allen and Vanessa Allen, both of Louisville, Pinky Young of Danville, Francis Allen of Indianapolis, Carolyn Allen and Nesie Allen, both of Arizona, and Ellanora Best of Louisville; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Baptist Church.

Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church.

Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 14, 1997

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HAWKINS, Ralph 1923-1997
Surnames: CLARK, CRUTCHFIELD, DENNY, GULLETT, HAWKINS, HUGHES#00059
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
   
HARRODSBURG - Ralph Hawkins, 73, of 4377 Cornishville Road, died Friday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Leestown Road, in Lexington.

Born Dec. 9, 1923, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Marion Bell and Florence Belle Denny Hawkins. He was a retired chef for the state of Kentucky and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two brothers, William Lawrence Hawkins of Burgin and Fred T. Hawkins of Mercer County; four sisters, Bernice Clark of Danville, Pauline Hughes of Gilbert, Ariz., Elizabeth Crutchfield of Garrard County and Jean Gullett of Harrodsburg and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Paul Readnour. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Gullett, Timothy Gullett, Eric Gullett, Randy Crutchfield, Richard Clark and Ralph Clark Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Gullett and Chris Gullett.

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's preference.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 13, 1997

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SHANNON, Bessie [Carrier] 1910-1997
Surnames: CARRIER, MCKINNEY, SHANNON, SHEARER#00060
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Bessie Carrier Shannon of Mill Street, Burgin, died today at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

She was the widow of William Shannon.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 4, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Bessie Carrier Shannon, 87, of Mill Street, Burgin, died Friday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 25, 1910, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Nellie Shearer Carrier. She was a homemaker, widow of William M. Shannon, and member of Burgin Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, G.T. Shannon of Burgin; a daughter, Patricia Curtis of Lancaster; a brother, Robert Carrier of Harrodsburg; a sister, Gertie McKinney of Mercer County; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by twin sons, Bennie and Linnie Shannon.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Burgin Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Terry, Melvin, Ronnie and Ray Shannon, Ben Rankin and Russell Denney. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercer County Senior Citizens.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 6, 1997

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BYRD, George M. 1936-1997
Surnames: BARTLESON, BYRD, GRIDER, LANE, LISTER, ROBINS, SCHOBEL#00061
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - George Byrd, 60, of Hillcrest Street, died Wednesday at his home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
Danville Advocate-Messenger April 3, 1997

HARRODSBURG - The funeral for George M. Byrd, 60, of 218 Hillcrest was conducted this afternoon at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Donnie Releford. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

He died Wednesday at his home.

Born Aug. 30, 1936, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Jacob and Delilah Byrd.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Byrd of Harrodsburg and Glenn Byrd of Lexington; two daughters, Beverly Robins and Judy Bartleson, both of Harrodsburg; four sisters, Thelma Lister of Harrodsburg, Aileen Grider and Lucretia Lane, both of Casey County, and Patsy Schobel of Danville; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 4, 1997

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YATES, Lucretia Ann 1946-1997
Surnames: JONES, MORRIS, NAPIER, YATES#00062
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Lucretia Anne Yates, 50, of 323 W. Broadway died Wednesday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born May 6, 1946, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Rosalind Morris Yates of Harrodsburg and the late Lucian Yates Jr. She was a former chef at Holiday Inn, Danville, and a former employee of Beaumont Inn. She was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. She was a member of First Baptist Church on Broadway where she served in the Missionary Society.

Additional survivors include three brothers, Lucian Yates III of Louisville, and the Rev. Phillip A. Yates and David M. Yates, both of Harrodsburg, and two sisters, Janice Ann Jones and Betsy Y. Napier.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church by the Revs. M.L. Trabue and R.J. Gentry. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today and after 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Parks Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Saturday and lie in state until time for the service.

Active pallbearers will be Kevin Jones, Jason Jones, Phillip W. Yates, Anthony Gill, Ricky Jones and Gary Mays. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Jones, Scott Jones, James Thurman, Phillip VanDyke, Michael VanDyke and Albert Mitchell.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, 349 W. Broadway, Harrodsburg.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 4, 1997

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THOMAS, Dolores C. [Norman] 1924-1997
Surnames: COFFMAN, NORMAN, PIERCE, THOMAS, VEST#00063
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
LIBERTY - Dolores Catherine Thomas, 73, of Dunnville died Wednesday at her home.

Born Feb. 16, 1924, in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Cora Coffman Norman. She was the widow of Olbin Thomas. She was a member of Patterson Chapel Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Ann Vest of Liberty; two sons, Mitchell and Jeffrey Thomas, both of Dunnville; a sister, Verna Pierce of Dunnville; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held this morning at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Gerald Burton. Burial was in Thomas Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jeff Thomas, Tommy Vest, Larry Vest, Leon Wesley, Tommy Weddle, Derek Vest and Dustin Vest.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 4, 1997

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DIVINE, William 1921-1997
Surnames: BAKER, CANEM, DIVINE, LAY, MCCRYSTAL, WILLIAMS#00064
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
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HARRODSBURG - William Divine, 75, of Harrodsburg died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 1, 1997

HARRODSBURG - The funeral for William Divine, 75, of 344 N. East St. will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Upchurch and James Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.

He died Tuesday at Ephraim Mcdowell Regional Medical Center.

Born April 3, 1921, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Cora and Mary Elizabeth Williams Divine. He was retired foreman at Fox Paper Co. in Cincinnati, and worked for Eaton Corp. He was an Army veteran of World War II and belonged to Immanuel Baptist Church and National Rifle Association.

Survivors are his wife Catherine Baker Divine; a daughter Patricia Lay of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Lois McCrystal of Lexington and Glenda Canem of Danville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 2, 1997

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LOUALLEN, H.B. ca.1930-1997
Surnames: BAILEY, BURNS, KINDER, LANE, LOUALLEN, MCRAY, WHITE#00065
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Services for H.B. Louallen, 67, of Shawnee Drive, were held Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

He died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Pallbearers were Emerson McRay, Bentley Lane, J.S. "Bud" Kinder, Kenneth Burns, Johnnie Bailey and Tim White. Honorary pallbearers were nephews.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 30, 1997

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GILMORE, Barbara R. 1930-1997
Surnames: BELL, CUMMINGS, GILMORE, REIB, WICKLINE#00066
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
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HARRODSBURG - Barbara R. Gilmore, 66, of 121 S. Greenville St., died Friday at her residence.

Born Oct. 19, 1930, in Franklin, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Carl R. and Ethel Bell Reib. She was a retired registered nurse for Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Denver. She was the widow of Harry J. Gilmore.

Survivors include a son, Harry Gilmore of Mercer County; two daughters, Daun Valjean Wickline of Versailles and Dianna Lee Gilmore of Harrodsburg; one sister, Florence Cummings of Franklin, Pa., and four grandchildren.

Services will be held 4 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Gary Story. Burial will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Visitation is 2 p.m. until time of service today.

Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hospice of Danville.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 30, 1997

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ROCKAS, Carol S. 1943-1997
Surnames: ARVIN, BAILEY, JOHNSON, KLUGE, LOWREY, NADWORNICK, OREMUS, PEAL, ROCKAS, WALKER, WHITTAKER#00067
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Carol Rockas, 54, of Lexington Road, died Wednesday at home. She was the wife of Mike Rockas. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 27, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Visitation for Carol S. Rockas, 54, of Lexington Road, will be will be 1:30-2 p.m. April 5 at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held following visitation.

She died Wednesday at home.

Born Jan. 5, 1943, in Cincinnati, she was a daughter of Mary Emma Peal Arvin of Russell Springs and the late Clifford Walker. She was a senior systems analyst for Jefferson Pilot-Kentucky Central for 31 years.

Additional survivors include her husband, Michael Rockas; a daughter, Leslie Oremus Buford of Columbus, Ohio; three stepchildren, James Rockas, Shirley Bailey and Melissa Johnson, all of Frankfort; a brother, Greg Whittaker of Winchester; three half sisters, Wendie Kluge, Terrie Nadwornick and Kathie Lowrey, all of Michigan; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may go to American Cancer Association, PO Box 102, Harrodsburg, 40330; Heritage Hospice, PO Box 1213, Danville; or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1939 Goldsmith Lane, Suite 152, Louisville, 40218.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 28, 1997

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LOUALLEN, H.B. 1929-1997
Surnames: BUFFIN, HARDIN, HAYDON, LOUALLEN, MORRIS, VOTAW#00068
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODBSURG - H.B. Louallen, 67, of Shawnee Drive, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born Dec. 10, 1929, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Mike and Maggie Hardin Louallen. He was a retired truck driver and Johnson Security employee. He was a member of Immanual Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Votaw Louallen; two sons, Todd Boyd of Junction City and Gary L. Louallen of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Betty Sue Louallen of Lawrenceburg; two stepdaughters, Brenda Morris of Harrodsburg and Judy Buffin of North Carolina; two brothers, Bob Louallen of Willisburg and Gene Louallen of Harrodsburg; a sister, Louise Haydon of Versailles; five grandchildren; and six step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, James E. Louallen.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Revs. John Watts and Don Flanigan. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday and after 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Emerson McRay, Bentley Lane, Bud Kinder, Tim White, Kenneth Burns and Johnny Bailey.

Honorary pallbearers are nephews.

Memorials may go to American Heart Association or Diabetes Foundation.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 27, 1997

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ELLIOTT, Hester [Pankey] 1918-1997
Surnames: ELLIOTT, LAWSON, PANKEY, PEAVLER, TERHUNE, TURNER#00069
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Hester Pankey Elliott, of East Street, widow of Maurice Elliott, died Sunday at Haggin Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 24, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Service for Hester Pankey Elliott, 79, of East Street will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Tolliver. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Sunday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 29, 1918, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Ella Peavler Pankey. She was a seamstress for Cricketeer Manufacturing and was a member of Magnolia Street Christian Church. She was the widow of Maurice Elliott.

Survivors include a son, W.C. ``Bill'' Elliott Sr. of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Glenda Terhune of Harrodsburg and Wilma Turner of Mackville; two sisters, Ruby Lawson of Harrodsburg and Vivian Peavler of Mercer County; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Peavler, J.D. Peavler, Donnie Lawson, Kyle Pankey, Tony Pankey and Joe Russell.

Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 25, 1997

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LAMAR, Don M. 1951-1997
Surnames: LAMAR, MILLER, MORRIS, RAY#00070
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG- Don M. Lamar, 46, of Harrodsburg, husband of Suzanne Lamar, died today at Haggin Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Home.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 21, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Don M. Lamar, 46, of Harrodsburg, will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harrodsburg Baptist Church by the Revs. Robert Defoor and Franklin Owen. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

He died Monday at Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born in Jefferson County, he was a son of Ruby Miller Lamar of Lexington and the late Carl F. Lamar. He was a branch manager for the Department of Agriculture, Division of Pesticides. He was a member, deacon, Sunday School teacher, finance committee member and choir member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church. He was a member of NRA and Phi Sigma Kappa.

Additional survivors include his wife, Suzanne Morris Lamar; two sons, Aaron B. Lamar and Seth C. Lamar, both of Harrodsburg; and a sister, Carla L. Ray of Nicholasville.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. today and 7 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel and after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may go to Harrodsburg Baptist Church Family Life Center fund.

Danville Advocate-Messenger April 22, 1997

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ADKINSON, Lee and Garnett
Surnames: ADKINSON, CATLETT, CROWE, EDWARDS, ROBINSON, SLUDER, TURPIN#00071
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
Funeral will be held Monday for slain Mercer couple

HARRODSBURG - A joint service for the couple found shot to death Thursday at their northern Mercer County home will be held Monday.

Lee Olan Adkinson, 73, and his wife, Garnett Gayle Adkinson, 52, of 257 Providence Road died of gunshot wounds to the head. The bodies were found by Mercer County schools officials who had gone to the Adkinson home after Gayle Adkinson, a bus driver, had not reported to work Thursday morning.

There was no sign of forced entry and no indication that anything from the house was taken, although police have said they have yet to find either a purse or billfold that belonged to the victims.

Autopsies were performed Friday by the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort. The Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate the case.

The funeral for the Adkinsons will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Leonard Price. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers for Lee Adkinson will be members of the state police.

Pallbearers for Gayle Adkinson will be Carter Crowe, Kenneth Barger, Kenny Barger, John Allen Reed, David Noland and Jonathan Moore.

Born July 19, 1923, in Mercer County, Lee Adkinson was a son of the late Orville Lee and Mamie Catlett Adkinson. He was a retired officer with the state police, for which he was employed for 20 years, a retired state motor vehicle inspector and a former Harrodsburg police chief. He was a member of Cornishville Christian Church.

Survivors of Lee Adkinson include two sons, David Myron Adkinson of Midway and Ronald Lee Adkinson of Wright City, Mo.; a brother, Lloyd Melwood Adkinson of Biloxi, Miss.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepchildren, stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Born May 18, 1944, in Madison County, Gayle Adkinson was the daughter of the late Charles Garnett and Elsa Crowe Edwards. She was a Mercer County school bus driver and former employee of Shakertown at Pleasant Hill. She was a member of College Hill United Methodist Church.

Survivors of Gayle Adkinson include two daughters, Lisa Robinson of Waco and Lynn Sluder of Madison County; a sister, Betty Turpin of Ocala, Fla.; and several grandchildren, stepchildren, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 1-7 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Gideon Memorial Bible Fund.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 23, 1997

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GOODLETT, Elabel [Pinkston] 1907-1997
Surnames: CINNAMON, GOODLETT, PINKSTON, SHIRLEY#00072
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Elabel Goodlett, 89, Kirkwood Road, Salvisa, died Monday at Christian Health Center, Lexington. She was the widow of Onais Dewitt Goodlett. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 18, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Elabel Goodlett, 89, Elenheim Way, Lexington, formerly of Kirkwood Road, Salvisa, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Kirkwood Baptist Church by the Rev. Charlie Tucker. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She died Monday at Christian Health Center, Lexington.

Born August 24, 1907, in Springfield, she was a daughter of the late Elbridge Jefferson and Mary Alice Shirley Pinkston. She was a former co-owner and operator of Kirkwood Store for over 30 years, and a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church. She was the widow of Onais Dewitt Goodlett.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Garland Goodlett of Lexington; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Shirleen Goodlett and Carolyn June Cinnamon.

Visitation is 6-8:30 today and 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home and after noon Friday at the church.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 20, 1997

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TERHUNE, Margaret [Davenport] 1908-1997
Surnames: DAVENPORT, JARVIS, LYEN, MCBETH, MORRIS, TERHUNE#00073
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Margaret Terhune, 89, Shawnee Drive, died Sunday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.

Born March 9, 1908, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mildred Lyen Davenport. She was a clerk at Broadus Incorporated for a number of years, and a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Harry Terhune Jr.

Survivors include a son, Harry "Sonny" Terhune III of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Mildred Morris of Lexington, and Mary Margaret Jarvis of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Katherine McBeth of Lexington; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. John Jones. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today.

Memorials may go to New Providence Cemetery Fund.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 17, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Margaret Terhune, 89, Shawnee Drive, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by the Rev. John Jones. Burial is in Spring Hill Cemetery.

She died Sunday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.

Pallbearers are Stephen Terhune, Buddy Terhune, Herbie Ashton, Paul Morris, Jim Morris, and Garland Thompson.

Memorials may go to New Providence Cemetery Fund.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 18, 1997

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KING, Henry G. 1924-1997
Surnames: COOLEY, KING, MCCRYSTAL, WAITS#00074
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Henry Garland "John" King, 73, formerly of Lexington Street, died Sunday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 17, 1997

HARRODSBURG - Services for Henry Garland "John" King, 72, formerly of Lexington Street, will be noon Wednesday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by the Rev. Lester Tirey. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

He died Sunday at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor.

Born Dec. 1, 1924, in Marion County, he was a son of the late William Warren and Pearlie Belle Cooley King. He was a retired maintenance worker at Mercer Motors.

Survivors include two brothers, Clark King of Harrodsburg and Theodore Howard King of Clarksville, Ind.; two sisters, Ruby Waits of Clarksville and Barbara McCrystal of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Pallbearers will be Timmy Griffin, Chris Warrener, Cash Ray Moore II, Cassidy Moore, David and Gary Wayne King.

Honorary Allen Moore, Mike Savage, Stanley and Brian Boiles.

Visitation is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday until time of service.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 18, 1997

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PHILLIPS, Bennie Lee 1912-1997
Surnames: PHILLIPS, RUTHERFORD#00075
PC Sat, 04 Jul 1998
HARRODSBURG - Bennie Lee Phillips, 84, 203 Bruce Court, Danville, formerly of Mercer County, died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born June 15, 1912, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late John and Nannie Phillips. He was a retired painter.

Survivors include a sister, Bessie Hardin Ruthford of Harrodsburg; and several nieces and nephews, including Linda Himes of Danville and David Vinyard of Mercer County.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Cemetery by James Harley. Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 16, 1997

HARRODSBURG - A graveside servcice for Bennie Lee Phillips, 84, 203 Bruce Court, Danville, formerly of Mercer County, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Cemetery by James Harley.

He died Friday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born June 15, 1912, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late John and Nannie Phillips. He was a retired painter.

Survivors include a sister, Bessie Hardin Ruthford of Harrodsburg; a niece, Linda Himes of Danville; a nephew, David Vinyard of Mercer County; and other nieces and nephews.

Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Danville Advocate-Messenger March 17, 1997

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