John D. Hamilton, 45, of Kings Mountain, died Thursday, June 28, 2005 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 24, 1959, in Hamilton County, OH, he was the son of the late Jess Raymond and Annetta Mae Brooks Hamilton.
Survivors include: one son, Justin D. Hamilton of Burlington; one daughter, Jessica D. Hamilton, Burlington; one brother, Jesse J. Hamilton, Stanford; and four sisters, Sheila Sims, Walltown, Linda Hamilton, Harrodsburg, Teresa Spears, Kings Mountain and Debbie Harmon, Kettering, OH.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home, Waynesburg, by Ron Robinson. Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery.
Reba Rose Hall, 70, resident of Village Square, Lancaster, died Monday, July 4 at her home.
Born Feb. 11, 1935 in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Ott and Eula Prewitt Long and the widow of Aha Ford Hall.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church.
Survivors include: a daughter, Deborah Snyder of Lexington; two brothers, Neal Long and Bobby Long, both of Harrodsburg, and three sisters, Dora Wells of Lexington, Frances Hayden of Harrodsburg and Edna Sutton of Lancaster.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Glenn Snyder.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Freedom Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dennis and Bobby Long, Kevin Rhodus, Roger and Troy Hall, and Billy Wayne Hayden.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ramsey Funeral Home.
Thomas Patrick McDermott, 82, husband of Audrey Bowers McDermott, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
Born March 17, 1923 in Clearfield, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Eleanor Berthot McDermott.
He was a retired Pennsylvania Department of Highways Equipment Operator and a World War II Veteran of the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division. He enjoyed sports, hunting and was a NASCAR fan.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: a daughter, Patricia McDermott Conrad of Harrodsburg; two sons, Donald McDermott of Greensburg, PA and Timothy McDermott, Clearfield, PA, and one brother, James McDermott, Clearfield, PA; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services with military rites will be at 11 a.m. today at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery with Father Joseph Muench officiating.
Pallbearers will be Donald McDermott, Timothy McDermott, Jonathan McDermott, William C. Conrad Jr., William C. Conrad III and Nathan Biggs.
Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donald J. Sallee, 70, Harrodsburg, widower of Joanna Sallee, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.
Born March 22, 1935 in Harrodsburg; he was the son of the late Eugene and Bessie Sallee.
He was a retired Corning employee and was a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church. He worked on riding lawn mowers and enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include: one son, Robert (Tammy) Sallee, two daughters, Betty Jo (Tony) Young and Donna (Ronnie) Pulliam, and one sister, Eugenia Warner, all of Harrodsburg; three brothers, T. C. Sallee of Wilmore, Ansel “Buck” Sallee of Michigan, and Billy Sallee of Lexington; nine grandchildren; one step grandchild and several other relatives.
The funeral was held Saturday, July 2, 2005 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Walter and Ralph Sallee officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris, Chad and Brad Young, Brian, Brandon and Channing Sallee, Andrew Pulliam and Gary Popplewell.
Honorary pallbearers were Amy Jo Young, Amanda Pulliam, Roy Moore, Donald Cocanougher, Roger Botts, Chester Gabhart, Jimmy Devine, Carroll Gritton, Carlos Lester, Arthur Bugg, and Junior Darnell.
James Arthur Sallee, 97, Louisville, formerly of Harrodsburg, widower of Augusta Lyons Sallee, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at Hillcreek Manor in Louisville.
Born July 23, 1907 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late James Oliver and Elizabeth Harlow Sallee.
He was a retired farmer, and he was the oldest charter member of Shakertown Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. He was a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include: two sons, John H. (Janice) Sallee and James W. (Shirley) Sallee, and three daughters, Mary DeVary, Margaret (Ragan) Watts and Betty (Bob) Buckley, all of Louisville; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was conducted Friday, July 1, 2005 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Gilbert Robinson and David Collier officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John DeVary III, Mike, Tim and Doug Sallee, Calvin Watts, Rick and Robert Joe Buckley and Teresa Heaphey.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Shakertown Baptist Church and Lonnie Jenkins.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Louisville, 532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205.
Lucille Gritton Sanders, 84, of Louisville, died Sunday July 3, 2005 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She was the widow of Ret. Col. Marshall Andrew Sanders.
Born in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Etha Sanford Gritton. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Methodist Church in Mercer County and an associate of St. Matthew Baptist Church in Louisville.
Survivors include: a daughter, Joyce Lynn Sanders; sister-in-law, Maxine Sanders Schneider, and several nieces and nephews, including William Lyen, Dr. Boyd Nash (Carla) Sanders, Jeannie G. (Ted) Michalik, William H. (Cheri) Schneider Jr., Robert A. Schneider, Paula S. (Garry) Schenk, Lisa (John) Gritton Klingenfus, formerly of Harrodsburg, and Billy Mac Gritton of Harrodsburg.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave., with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mt. Hebron Methodist Church or St. Matthews Baptist Church.
Steven Lee Sears, 10, of Stanford, died Wednesday at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.
Born April 21, 1995, in Boyle County, he was the son of Frances Smith Pendygraft of Somerset and Steven Dawson Sears of Stanford. He was a member of Moreland First Baptist Church.
Other survivors include two sisters, Kayla Smith of Somerset and Nicole Trumble of Hamilton, Ohio; and his paternal grandparents, Rosa Catlett of Harrodsburg and Dawson Sears of Danville.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Douglas. Burial will be in Moreland Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati, 350 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.
Edwin Powell “Cotton” Springate, 81, widower of Vernett Thompson Springate, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington.
He was born March 22, 1924 in Mercer County.
He was a WWII Army veteran, and he was a member of Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church. He retired from Edwards Sausage Company after 30 years of service.
Survivors include: one son, George (Debbie) Springate of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Betty Morris of Salvisa and Geraldine “Gerri” Hawthorne, also of Lawrenceburg; one brother, Morris (Beulah) Springate of Texas; one sister-in-law, Onita (Lawrence) Sanford of Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.
The funeral was held Friday, July 1 at Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg with Bro. Elwood Norton and Vernell Devine officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jim Link, Stanley Petrey, Ryan Springate, Jesse and Lawrence Sanford and Steve Childers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church, 111 N. Main St. in Lawrenceburg.
Mary Elizabeth Dennis Yates, 85, widow of Clois R. “Bud” Yates, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Born, Jan. 7, 1920 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Brown and Viola Hurst Dennis.
She retired from Owens-Corning in Illinois after 42 years, was a member of Harrodsburg Christian Church, Homemaker’s Club, Harrodsburg Christian Church Quilters and was a Champion Bowler in her younger days.
Survivors include: one brother: Carlos (Ruby) Dennis of Lexington; one sister: Beatrice Dennis Walters of Burgin; one brother-in-law, Joseph W. Brummett of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Dennis Brummett, and one brother-in-law, Clyde Walters.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Chase officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews: Mark Dennis, Mike Dennis, Tim Dennis, Tom Ballard, Bob Ballard and Jim Walters.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 7 a.m. Thursday at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harrodsburg Christian Church, 305 S. Main St., Harrodsburg, Ky 40330.
Minnie Rea Woods Yates, 72, of New Castle, died Friday, July 1, 2005 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. She was the widow of Joseph S. Yates, Jr.
Born in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Curry Woods Sr. and Minnie Alice Wilder.
She was a homemaker and an active member of New Castle United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star and United Methodist Women.
Survivors include: two children, Joseph S. (Mary Jane Moffatt) Yates Jr. of New Castle and Alice Catherine (Todd) Lemley of Nonesuch; a brother, Jack Woods; a sister, Mrs. W. A. (Sarah Frances) Bottom; a sister-in-law, Emeline Woods, all of Harrodsburg, and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis C. Woods Jr.
The funeral was 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6 at New Castle United Methodist Church. The Rev. Garry Polston officiated and burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Elizabeth Blair Bottom, Sarah Woods Schooler, Marsha Louise Noel, Lewis Curry Woods III, Mark D. Noel, Mary Samuel Woods, William Chadwick Noel, Roberta Graham Woods, Al Schooler and George A. Yates.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to New Castle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 194, New Castle, KY 40050 or to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate KY Region, 333 Guthrie Street; Suite 207, Louisville, KY 40202.
Douglas Laws Post #52, American Legion, Post #6935, V.F.W. & D.A.V. Post #54 conducted Military Rites for William Leonard Currens at New Providence Cemetary on July 2, 2005.
Those attending were: Tom Rappelye, Lucian Landers, Kris Stines, Howard H. Howells II, Earl Sherrow, Floyd Shirley, Tom Denny, Joe Harlow, Curtis Sherrow and Howard H. Howells, Sr.
The bugler was Jerry Freeman. Also participating were Fort Knox Army representatives SFC Victor S.T.L. and SSG David Moreland.
Ruby Jones Baker, 83, Lancaster, died Friday, July 8, 2005 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Born May 24, 1922 in Rockcastle County, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Theodora Combs Green, and she was the widow of William Carl Baker.
She was a member of Mitchellsburg United Methodist Church and attended Bryantsville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: three sons, Ted Baker of Danville, William C. Baker Jr. of Hamilton, OH and Ken Baker of Hindman; one daughter, Phyllis Baker Swope of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several relatives in Mercer County.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Morris Clifton Baker and Council “Skip” Baker.
The funeral was held Sunday, July 10 at Stith Funeral Home in Danville. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Perryville.
Ronald E. Carey, 61, Harrodsburg, and formerly of Concord, NC, husband of Shirley Alcorn Carey, died Sunday, July 10, 2005 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 26, 1944 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late William Andy and Margaret Carey.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, and he was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge #777 F & AM, the American Legion, VFW and DAV. He was a member of Shawnee Run Baptist Church, he was a retired IBM employee, and he was a former employee of NASCAR team Petty Enterprises.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one son, Ronald Jeffery Carey of Burgin; two step-sons, Keith Todd (Trisha) Jackson of Lancaster and CW2 Kevin Lynn (Leigh) Jackson of Germany; one sister, Georgie Ann (Granville) Sherrow of Harrodsburg; one brother, Kenneth A. (Judy) Carey, also of Harrodsburg; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be today, Thursday, at 2 p.m. at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Neal officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be G. T. Shannon, Alex Jarman, Ed Sweasy, Steward Horne, Harold Johnson, Scott Hulette, Terry Bradford and Luther Coffey.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 until 9 p.m. and Thursday after 7 a.m. at the funeral home.
Masonic Rites will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.
Jessie Wilson Cummins, 82, widow of Dudley Cummins, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.
Born Nov. 22, 1922 in Monterey, TN, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Shell and Willa Hamilton Wilson.
She was a family practice nurse (rpn) for Dr. Bacon Moore. She was a member of the Harrodsburg Church of Christ.
Survivors include: one daughter, Carole Anne (Jack) Freeman of Harrodsburg; one brother, William Ellis Wilson of Loogootee, IN; two grandsons, Mark Freeman and Chris (Carmen) Freeman; one granddaughter, Michele (Todd) Thompson, and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Lee Wilson.
The funeral will be today, Thursday, July 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Gary Bagwell and Todd Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy, Steve, Donnie and Carl Cummins, Roc Moore, Mike Ellis and Bo Wilson.
Visitation Wednesday from 5 until 9 p.m. and Thursday after 7:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Harrodsburg Church Of Christ Building Fund, 232 South College St., Harrodsburg, KY 40330.
ROBERT EDISON SR.
Robert C. Edison Sr., 2486 Plumtree Ct., Lexington, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005.
He was born in Mercer County and was the son of the late Holly and Lydia Young Edison.
He had lived in Cincinnati, OH where he was employed by the Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include: two sons, Robert C. (Jacqueline) Edison Jr. of Lexington and Thomas (Joyce) Edison of West Palm Beach, FL; two brothers, James Edison of Cynthiana and Claude Edison of Mebane, NC; one sister, Mattie Frances Gaston of Phoenix, AZ; one aunt, Ina Whitted, also of Mebane; grandchildren and numerous other relatives, and special friend, Merlene Faulk of Warner Robbins, GA.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Luvenia Crawford, Gertrude Jones and Nancy Francis Patton.
The funeral was held Sunday, July 10 at New Birth Church in Lexington. Burial was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by O. L. Hughes and Sons Mortuary in Lexington.
Debra Fay Hartley, 47, 373 New Dixville Rd., died Sunday, July 10, 2005 at the Hospice Center in Lexington.
Survivors include: one daughter, Angela Hartley, three sons, James Atwood Cross, Robert Hartley and Cecil Morris, all of Versailles; two sisters, Zella Lyons of Harrodsburg and Pat Hurt of Versailles, and two brothers, Bobby Kearns and Ernest Morris, both of Harrodsburg.
The funeral will be today, Thursday, July 14 at 1 p.m. at Betts and West Funeral Home in Nicholasville. Burial will be in Bluegrass Cemetery in Lexington.
Visitation Wednesday from 4 until 9 p.m. and Thursday after 9 a.m.
Hilry Paul Hatchett, 80, of Mackville Road, Springfield, died Thursday, July 7, 2005 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
Born Jan. 3, 1925, in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Eddie Berry and Nettie Hoskins Hatchett.
He was an elder of Willisburg Christian Church where he also was a Sunday School teacher and treasurer. He was a former deputy sheriff in Washington County and was a farmer.
Survivors include: his wife, Elaine Shewmaker Hatchett; one son, Marty Hatchett, Mackville; one brother, Oliver "Bob" Hatchett, Willisburg; two sisters, Lucille Perry and Frances Hatchett, both of Lawrenceburg; two half-brothers, Donnie and Willis Hatchett, both of Lawrenceburg; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2:30 Sunday, July 10, at Cary & Son Funeral Home by Joe Paul Hatchett and Greg Bowen. Burial will be in Peter Cemetery at Mackville.
Memorials may go to The Mackville Community Center.