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Mercer County, Kentucky Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Mercer County, Kentucky Obituary Collection - 147

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Date: Monday, 6 December 2010, at 11:47 p.m.

BOBBY ROYALTY
Bobby Gene Royalty, 70, Ashley Square, Burgin, husband of Nancy Lowe Royalty, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004 at his residence.

Born June 29, 1934 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late William Moore and Lula Mae Cinnamon Royalty.

He was currently serving as a Burgin city commissioner. He retired from State Social Services, having worked at the Kentucky State Hospital and Danville Youth Development Center. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War where he earned two purple hearts, he was a member of the V.F.W and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans having been appointed liason to the organization by President Jimmy Carter. He was a member of the Burgin Baptist Church where he attended the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class, and he loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, survivors include: four sons, Bobby Gene (Virginia) Royalty Jr. of Jessamine County, Terrell Allen (Sandy) Royalty and Darryl Glenn ( Charlotte) Royalty, both of Harrodsburg, and Gary Wayne (Marsha) Royalty of Burgin; one daughter, Marsha Gay (Gary) Erwin of Lexington; one brother, Earl Royalty, also of Harrodsburg; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Sadie Risinger and Marzetta Murphy, and two brothers, G. W. and Alfred Royalty.

A memorial service was conducted Friday, Dec. 24 at the Burgin Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Hamby and Matt Robison officiating.

Arrangements were handled by the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

BETTY SHEPHERD
Betty L. Ramsey Shepherd, 70, Brookhaven Dr., Somerset, formerly of Mercer County, wife of Silas Shepherd, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004 at the U.K. Medical Center in Lexington.

Born May 5, 1934 in McCreary County, she was a daughter of the late Dewey R. and Gertrude Edith New Ramsey.

She was a housewife and a member of Heritage Hope Church of God.

Survivors include: one daughter, Kimberly Ann Shepherd Mounce of Somerset; one granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Clarence, Junior, Robert, Byron, Ralph and Herbert Ramsey, and one sister, Della Mae Ramsey.

The funeral was held Monday, Dec. 27 at the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home Chapel in Somerset with Bro. Johnny Dunbar officiating. Burial was in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset.

EDITH YATES
Edith Phillips Yates, 87, formerly of Lexington, widow of Edgar C. Yates, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004 at the Danville Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born Oct. 27, 1917 in Junction City, she was a daughter of the late Clem and Mary Gaston Phillips.

She was a retired elementary school teacher having taught in Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia. She was a member of Junction City Christian Church, a former member of K.E.A. and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include: two sisters, Mildred Phillips of Danville and Geraldine Brown of Harrodsburg.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ada Wheeler and Lorene Phillips and two brothers, Clarence and Raymond Phillips.

The funeral was held Monday, Dec. 27 at the Junction City Christian Church with Rev. Odis Clark officiating. Burial was in Junction City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gary, Dennis and Dale Wheeler and Jerry, David and Robert Brown.

Arrangements were handled by W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland Dr., Lexington.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Camp Calvary, Camp Calvary Lane, Mackville, KY 40040.

MARY ADAMS

Mary Cleland Adams, 86, of Westminister Terrace, 2116 Buechel Bank Road, Louisville, formerly of Beaumont Avenue, Harrodsburg, died Friday December 26, 2003 at her residence.

Born Feb 2, 1917 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late John Cleland and Ella Sweeney Adams.

She was a graduate of Centre College and a former civil service clerk, employed by the United States Government.

She was a member and elder of Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include: several cousins, including Margaret Chatham Lynn of Harrodsburg, and Charles L. Waters of Louisville.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 29, at Ransdell Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Joe Tarry officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harold Davis, Howard Howells, Tom Moore, Henry Grall, Andrew Alexander and David Weber.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to one’s favorite charity.

REBECCA CONNOR

Rebecca Noble Connor, 76, formerly of Painted Post, NY, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, December 27, 2003 at the Fairport Baptist Home.

Born June 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Orman L. and L. Jane (Ford) Noble. She was the widow of Raymond Martin Connor Jr.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, and playing bridge. She was a member of the Painted Post United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Jane C. (Jeffrey) McCollum of Pittsford, NY; one son, John L. (Bette-Jane) Connor of Tallahassee, FL; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ford L. Noble.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 30, at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning, NY, with Rev. James Hegley officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fairport Baptist Home, 4646 Nine Mile Point Road, Fairport, NY 14450.

MYRTLE DEARING

Myrtle Vivian Dearing, 83, formerly of East Broadway, died Sunday, December 28, 2003 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

Born May 20, 1920 in Washington County she was the daughter of the late Hannable and Ovie Click Taylor. She was the widow of James William “Jim” Dearing.

She was a homemaker who loved to cook, enjoyed embroidery, music and playing bingo. She was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three daughters, Sue (James) Terhune, Cathy (Arthur) Hines, both of Harrodsburg, and Polly (John) Watts, Washington County, one brother, William Henry Taylor, FL; three sisters, Mabel Devine of Harrodsburg, Pauline (Ruel) Watts, Springfield, and Joyce (Rowland) Ballard, Mayfield; one half sister, Thenia Bottoms, Waynesburg; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly McElroy Watts, a son, William Henry Dearing, and two brothers, Sammy and Willard Taylor.

Funeral services were held Wednesday December 31, at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. John Watts officiating. Burial was in Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Jamie McElory, Brian McElory, Billy Hines, Robbie Hines, Joey Hines, Mark Watts and James Watts. Honorary bearers will be Vivian Franklin, Johnny Franklin, Angela Terhune, Tommy Dearing, Harvey Hines, and Marvin Dearing serving.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Gideon International, PO Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

VIVIAN GOODLETT

Mrs. Vivian Mobley Goodlett, 83, of South East Street, died Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born September 17, 1920 in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Golden and Hettie Hendren Mobley. She was the widow of Seymoure Goodlett.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Cornishville Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lillie Mae Pike, Harrodsburg; three brothers, James Mobley, Louisville, Jewell Mobley and R. C. Mobley, both of Mercer County; two sisters, Mae Sallee, Harrodsburg, and Florence Measle, Mercer County; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Friday, December 26, in Spring Hill Cemetery with Bro. Paul Readnour officiating.

Pallbearers were David Pike, Tim Pike, Larry Pike, Hugh Smith, Jr., David Pike, II, Adam Pike and Chris Smith.

Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Lexington/Bluegrass Chapter, 801 South Limestone, Suite E, Lexington, KY 40508-4048.

JOE GRIFFIN

Joe Willis Griffin, 65, of South Greenville Street, died Monday, December 22, 2003 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born November 22, 1938 in Scott County, he was the son of the late Joe Delmar and Lyona Lucille Howe Griffin.

He was a member of Dry Branch Baptist Church, treasurer and chairman of the deacons. He was a supervisor at American Greetings and had retired from the Kentucky State Penal System and Boyle County Detention Center. He graduated from Junction City High School in 1957 and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include: his wife, Judy Vandiver Griffin, Harrodsburg; one son, Andy Griffin, Moreland; two sisters, Sheree Griffin Kidd and Nickie Griffin Thompson, both of Junction City; one brother, Chris Griffin, Danville and one grandchild, Austin Chase Griffin.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 27, at Stith Funeral Home, Danville.

The family requests memorials be sent to Dry Branch Baptist Church or Diabetes Foundation.

HELEN ROBINSON

Helen Drury Robinson, 98, formerly of 467 Mooreland Avenue, died Friday, December 26, 2003 at the Charleston Health Care Center.

Born September 20, 1905, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Cordie Thompson Drury. She was the widow of Ben Robinson.

She was a retired homemaker and member of the Clay Lick United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: her son-in-law, Frank Lawson, Harrodsburg; two granddaughters, Paula Lawson Spears, Lawrenceburg and Robin Lawson Shumate, Danville; two great-granddaughters, Jessica Erin Shumate, Danville, and Julia Franklin Cornett, Minot, North Dakota; one great-great grandchild, Brayan Wesley Cornett, Minot, North Dakota. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline Robinson Lawson.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 29, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Bro. Rue Henderson. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wes Shumate, Bill Robinson, Robert Spears, Darrell and David Waterfill, Jennings Burns, and Cecil Riley. Honorary bearers were Linwood and Gertrude Chilton, Loraine Robinson, Clara Graft, Martha Moore, John Cornett and staff members of the Charleston Health Care Center.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mercer Co. Humane Society, 896 Moberly Road, Harrodsburg; Clay Lick United Methodist Church, 225 Clay Lick Church Road, Salvisa, 40372; or to Gideon's International, PO Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

MADELLE RILEY

Dorothy Madelle Reynolds Riley, 80, of 200 Begley Branch, Gravel Switch, died Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born in Boyle County June 21, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Bertice and Elizabeth Shewmaker Reynolds.

She was retired in 1985 from Cricketeer Manufacturing Company as a presser. She was a member of Perryville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Arnold Riley, Gravel Switch; three daughters, Sue Glasscock, Perryville, Kathy Goldsberry and Lisa Campbell, both of Harrodsburg; three sons, Robert and Bertice Lee Riley, both of Perryville, Randall Riley, Danville; three brothers, T. G. "Peck" Reynolds, James Carlos "Cotton" Reynolds, and David Lee "Poddle" Reynolds, all of Perryville; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, and one granddaughter.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 27, at the Wilder Funeral Home in Perryville with Rev. John David Lane officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Perryville.

Pallbearers were Dale, Scott, and Jason Riley, Michael Wayne McHollon, Ethan Campbell, Matt Coyle, Jacob Sims, Ashley Gorley and Malcolm Miller.

Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of Donations to the Benjamin James Riley Educational Fund c/o Sue Glasscock, National City Bank, Perryville, KY, or ones favorite charity.

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