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Mercer County, Kentucky Obituary and Death Notices Collection

KENTUCKY - Mercer County Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 153

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Date: Monday, 6 December 2010, at 11:54 p.m.


Carl Wallace Isham, 67, of Harrodsburg, husband of Wanda Butler Isham, died Friday Jan. 30, 2004 at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Lexington.

Born Sept. 29, 1936 in Washington County, he was the son of the late James Seibert Isham and Sally Voorhies Isham of Battle. He was a retired truck driver.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Troy Wallace Isham of Knoxville, TN, and Carl Gregory Isham of Harrodsburg; two brothers Charles Isham and Jeffrey Isham, both of Mackville, and one granddaughter, Lauren Mackenzie Isham of Danville.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Ann Votaw.

The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Monday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Bro. Ken Calia.

Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery

Pallbearers were Billy Simpson, Ronnie Simpson, Elwood Collier, Bennie Hume, Kevin Isham, Aubrey McMullin, Bob Ross, and David Proctor.


Harvey "Buddy" Sexton, 79, of Bradford Lane, widower of Mae Hayden Sexton, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004 in Richmond.

Born Dec. 12, 1924 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Harvey Wayne and Mary Bradford Sexton Sr.

He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran of World War II having received a purple heart while in battle at Iwo Jima. He retired from Corning Glass in Harrodsburg, and was a farmer, and a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. A fan of NASCAR racing, Sexton also enjoyed traveling to and from Florida, and he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include: two sons, Wayne Sexton and Richard Sexton, both of Mercer County; a daughter, Linda Sexton of Midway; a sister Sarah Rowe of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; several great grandchildren, and a special friend Betty Hubbard of Richmond.

The funeral was held at noon Tuesday at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Rev. James Thobaben officiating. Burial with military honors was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Ronald Hungate, Travis Mounce, Steve Sims, Mike Riney, Walter Rowe, and Harvey Rowe. Chris Byrd was an honorary pallbearer.


Gilbert Loyd Lister, 77, husband of Thelma Byrd Lister, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at his residence on Perryville Road in Neveda.

Born May 18, 1926 in Boyle County, he was the son of the late James Loyd and Edith Plummer Lister.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening and carpentry.

Additional survivors include: one son, Kenneth Loyd (Pamela) Lister of Mercer County; a brother, James Clifford Lister of Washington County; two grandchildren, Kenneth Loyd Lister Jr. and Rickie Dale Lambert, and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Chaplain Gary Story. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Lister Jr., Rickie Dale Lambert, Hubert Turpin, Bret Royalty, Wayne Lister and Gary Tatum.


Lawrence (Sonny) Hudson, 86, of Sunrise Shores North, widower of Mary Mitchell Hudson, died Sunday Feb. 1, 2004 at his home.

Born Oct. 6, 1917 in Boyle County, he was a son of the late William and Sallie Rogers Hudson.

He was a retired engineer for Southern Railroad and a member of Burgin Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Underwood of Harrodsburg; two sisters, Evelyn Pierce and Helen Simpson both of Danville; four grandchildren and nine great great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Hudson.

The funeral was held Wednesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lawrence, Douglas, Chris and Wesley Underwood, Charles Hagan and Gary VanGorp.

Contributions are suggested to the Mercer County Senior Citizens Adult Day Care fund.


Robert Owen Butler, 63, of Versailles, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 in Lexington.

He was born March 28, 1940 in Harrodsburg.

Butler had been a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service.

He is survived by a son, James Neil Butler of Lexington.

There will be no services.

Kerr Brothers - Main Street, Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria, Dr., 40504.


Charles M. Aldridge, 76, 441 College Manor, husband of Alice Florence Aldridge, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington after a short illness.

Born April 19, 1927 in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Charlie B. and Mary Sutton Aldridge.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, an assistant superintendent for Kentucky Utilities at the E.W. Brown Generating Station in Mercer County, a member of the Mercer Masonic Lodge #777 F&AM, and a member, Sunday school teacher and a deacon of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Pam (Dick) Koerner, Dayton, OH, and Jane (Gary) Bridgewater, Conyers, GA; one sister, Jesse Mae Gibson, Olathe, KS; four grandchildren, Alyson and Amy Bridgewater, Conyers, GA, and Sarah and Megan Koerner, Conyers, GA.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Dr. Robert DeFoor. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were David Travis, Frank Penn, John Penn, Ron Crigger, Jeff Florence, and Ed Cigallio.

Honorary pallbearers were Jim Gash, James Fitzgerald, Larry Morris, Ron Leach, Paul Hanks, Harrodsburg Baptist Church deacons and members of the Faith, Hope, and Love Sunday School Class.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Harrodsburg Baptist Church Life Center, c/o Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 S. Main Street, Harrodsburg, KY.


Jamie Harris Blake, 40, daughter of Fred L. And May Blake of Mercer County, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004 in Minnesota.

Born Oct. 22, 1963 in Lexington, she was a member of the Gardenside Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, survivors include: a daughter, Natalie Blake, of Mercer County; her sister, Lee Anna (Rodney) Becknell of Lexington; her grandmother, Mabel Blake of Florida; a niece and a nephew; three aunts, and three uncle.

A private funeral service will be held at the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens in Lexington with Bro. Claude Waldridge officiating.

No visitation will be held.

Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home in Harrodsburg in charge of arrangements.


Sammy Devine, 57, 325 Bradley Lane, husband of Linda Carol Sherrow Devine, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 at the Samaritan Hospital in Lexington after a brief illness.

Born Jan. 7, 1947 in Washington County, he was the son of the late Julius and Sarah Frances Montgomery Devine.

He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church.

Additional survivors include: a son, Brian Devine of Harrodsburg; a brother, Charles Devine of Washington County, and a nephew and two nieces.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Rev. Greg Humpert and Rev. Don Reed. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Kevin Devine, Ronnie Montgomery, Hilbert Mayes, Jeffery and Todd Pinkston, David Moore, David Abrams and David Peavler.

Honorary pallbearers were Kermit and J. W. Logue, members of his Sunday School Class and deacons of the Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon's International, Post Office Box 176, Harrodsburg, KY.


William "Bill" I. Hadley Jr., 64, 302 Virginia Ave., Harrodsburg, husband of Loretta Rae Teater Hadley, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004 at his residence after a long illness.

Born Jan. 5, 1940 in Winchester, he was the son of the late William Ingles Hadley Sr. and Edna June Palmer Hadley.

He was a retired building maintenance engineer for IBM in Lexington and was a member of the Mercer County Fish and Game Farm, the National Rifle Association, the Single Action Shooting Society where he was known as "Rooster Red Bill" and the Harrodsburg Christian Church. He had served as superintendent of Sunday school at the Presbyterian church; was an avid gun, knife and belt buckle collector; was a former cub scout leader, and was a Kentucky Colonel,

Additional survivors include: two sons, David (Kathy) William of Harrodsburg and Phillip (Denise) Douglas of Greensburg, IN; four grandchildren, Carla Picota, Nicki Wright, Staci Hickey, Loretta Rose Smith, Jacqueline K. Hadley and Austin Douglas Hadley.

The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Bro. Gary Story. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mike Quinn, Jeff Fuller, Ray Roberts, Everett Smith, Sam Picota and Ronnie Walker.

Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Smith, Carroll Gritton, Bill Adkinson, Bobbie Riley and Arvid "Radar" Tackett.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102, Harrodsburg or to Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY.

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