John B. Huffman, 70, of 1001 Burgin Road, died Monday, January 27,2003 at Memorial Herman Hospital Medical Center, Houston, TX.
Born August 6, 1932 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Mansford Ben and Ophia Peavler Huffman.
Surviving are: his wife, Cordelia Yeager Huffman, Harrodsburg; two sons, Michael W. (Denise) Huffman, Bowling Green, and Robert B. Huffman, Columbus, GA; two daughters, Susan (Jeff) Coy, and Sandy (Greg) Winburn, both of Harrodsburg; one sister, Margie Barnett, Harrodsburg; four grandsons, Jeremy Coy, John Michael Huffman, Josh Huffman and Robert Huffman; four granddaughters, Mandy Coy, Kristen Huffman, Whitney Huffman and Hannah Barnett, and one great-granddaughter, Kyleigh Coy. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Matt Huffman, and two sisters, Josephine Fong and Mercer Potts.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 31, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Robert DeFoor and Rick Snyder officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery with military rites.
Memorials are suggested to Harrodsburg Baptist Church life Center.
Vivian Martin Keightley, 87, of 463 Linden Avenue, died Monday, February 3, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.
Born October 20, 1915 in Quinter, KS, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Olga Friend Martin. She was the widow of William Glenn Keightley.
She was a civic leader and a member of the Harrodsburg United Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include: two daughters, Kay Davis Keightley Foster, Harrodsburg, and Mary Glenn Keightley McMurry, Nicholasville; one brother, Philip L. Martin, Orange, CA; one sister, Irma Jean Ison, Harrodsburg; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Alice Keightley and a brother, Vincent F. Martin.
Graveside services were held at Spring Hill Cemetery, Wednesday, February 5, with Dr. Joe Tarry officiating.
Pallbearers were Bill Randolph, Eddie Burton, Terry Sutherland, Jack Freeman, Larry Short, Nick Yeast and Harold Lester. Honorary bearer was Jim Keightley, M.D.
Lucy B. Mahan, 87, Mackville Road, died Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.
Born December 29, 1915 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Weldon J. and Myrtle Mae Jones Horn. She was the widow of Creel Paul Mahan.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She attended Transylvania University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky.
Survivors include: a number of cousins; caregivers, Joe and JoAnn Blankenship, Harrodsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 13, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Don Chase officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the chapel after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, and after 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. An Eastern Star service was held Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jim Hogue, Allen Monroe, Ed Hudson, Jeff Blankenship, Joe Blankenship and Gary Bailey.
Memorials are suggested to the Order of Eastern Star #309, Harrodsburg.
MIKE NOE Jr.
Mike Lane Noe Jr., 69, Sunset Lodge Road, Lancaster, died Thursday, February 6, 2003 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.
Born December 6, 1933 in Madison County, he was the son of the late Mike Lane Noe and Peggy Upthegrove Noe.
He was a retired electrical supervisor and member of Burgin Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Brenda Long Noe, Lancaster.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 10, at the Ramsey Funeral Home in Lancaster, with Rev. Barry Jeffries officiating. Burial was in the Lancaster Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charlie Lyson, Charlie Vanderpool, Armon Bottom, Wayne Walker, Pat Lear, Harold Brogli and Warren Kidwell.
Douglas Laws Post #52, American Legion, Post #6935, VFW and DAV Post #54 conducted military rites for Garnett Lee Carrier at Spring Hill Cemetery on February 11, 2003.
Those attending were Joe Harlow, Curtis Sherrow, Tommy Denny, Tom Rappleye, Lucian Landers, Preston Burgin and Howard H. Howells.
Zenah Teater III served as bugler.
Army representatives were SFC Stratton and SFC Hearn.
Shirley Beatrice Burrus, 52, of 429 West Broadway, died Friday, February 14, 2003 at her residence.
Born April 10, 1950 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Alice Chenault Burrus.
She was a graduate of Kentucky State University, a factory worker for Reliance Corporation in Lawrenceburg, and a member of the Centennial Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one son, William “Dude” White, Lexington; one brother, Harrison (Valarie) Burrus, Jr., Lexington; four sisters, Margaret A. Burrus, Harrodsburg, Anita Burrus, Louisville, Gertrude Burrus and Charlotte Burrus, both of Lexington.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 18, at the Centennial Baptist Church conducted by Elder J. D. Short III. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dr. Mikel Robinson, Phillip VanDyke, James Bryant, Glen Walker, Harvey Chenault and Dave Chenault.
Parks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Opal Demaree, 90, of 203 Hillcrest Street, died Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born September 27, 1912 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Elvin and Zilpha Donovan Long. She was the widow of Moss Christman, James Demaree and William P. Demaree.
She was a retired third grade teacher for the Harrodsburg School system, a member of Harrodsburg Baptist Church, Mercer County Senior Citizens, Kentucky Retired Teachers and Business and Professional Women.
Survivors include: one stepdaughter, Ann Demaree, Lexington; one sister, Mary Elizabeth “Beck” Sims, Danville. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Hobert Long and James Paul Long Sr.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 16, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, with Robert DeFoor and Jack Geurin officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Vernice Long, Don Long, Ronnie Long, R. C. Devine, Tommy Pinkston and Charles M. Stratton. Honorary bearers were members of her Sunday School class.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Gideon Bible Fund.
Leroy B. Grigsby, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Friday, February 14, 2003 in Twin Falls, ID.
Born August 4, 1934 he was the son of Bascom and Effie Grigsby.
He is survived by his wife, Louvell Grigsby and six children, all of Twin Falls; and one brother, Marvin Grigsby, Harrodsburg. He was preceded in death by two brothers, J. B. and Donald Grigsby.
George Nunn Kendrick, 81, of Harrodsburg Health Care Center, died Monday, February 17, 2003 at the Center.
Born January 12, 1922 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Gaither and Mary Bryant Kendrick.
He attended West Side High School, was an employee for Lay and Lawson Furniture Store and a member of Centennial Baptist Church.
He was an army veteran of World War II and a volunteer worker at the VA Hospital in Lexington.
Survivors include: one son, William H. (Pearl) Kendrick, Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Hattie Kendrick, Harrodsburg; a special niece, Mary Dunn, Harrodsburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Harry, William and Price Kendrick, and John B. Chenault; five sisters, Ada Mae Frazier, Martha Young, Nettie Short, Alice Kendrick and Ann Tilden Kendrick.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20, at the Centennial Baptist Church with Elder John D. Short III officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery with military rites.
Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service.
Pallbearers will be Fred Bottoms, James Bryant, Benny Yeast, Charles Dunn, Glenn Walker and George Hudson.
Parks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Perkins, 79, of Milton, formerly of Harrodsburg and Lexington, died Friday February 14, 2003 at The Waters of Clifty Falls, Madison, IN after an extended illness.
Born January 15, 1924 in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late R. W. and Verdie Mae Mooreland King.
She served 17 years in the Customer Service Department of Sears in Lexington and was a member of Shawnee Run Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Cecil Perkins, Milton; two daughters, Cecile (Doug) Martin, Lexington; and Phyllis Gayle (Ferrill) Davis, Milton; one sister, Dorothy Murphy, Lexington; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Grimes, and one granddaughter, Michelle Martin.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 18, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Lester Tirey and Rev. Ferrill Davis officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ray Davis, Robbie Davis, David Perkins, William Ronnie Grimes, Jason Martin, Doug Martin and Lee Sharpe.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Shawnee Run Baptist Church.
Lauton Turpin, 68, of Cream Ridge Road, Danville, died Friday, February 14, 2003 at his residence.
Born September 21, 1934 in Casey County, he was the son of the late George Washington and Della Baxter Turpin.
He was a farmer, woodworker and a gardener.
Survivors include five sisters, Hazel Rogers, Lucille West, and Mildred Reynolds, all of Junction City, Lula Lester, Shelbyville, and Mabel Lechok, Harrodsburg; two brothers, Hubert Turpin and Estell Turpin, both of Harrodsburg. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Turpin.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 18, at Stith Funeral Home in Danville with Rev. Buddy Turpin and Rev. Wayne Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Hustonville Cemetery.
Basel Walling, 68, Bohon Road, died Thursday, February 13, 2003 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington.
Born November 29, 1934 in Winchester, he was the son of the late John and Lillie Warner Walling.
He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He formerly owned Barbara’s Grocery in Lexington and Walling’s Grocery in the Duncan community. He had also owned Barbara’s Restaurant, was a realtor and auctioneer.
He was a lifetime member of VFW, a former member of the Harrodsburg Ruritan Club, the Teamster’s Union, a former bus driver for Mercer County schools and operated a water delivery truck. He enjoyed fishing and working with animals.
He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Walling, Harrodsburg; two daughters, Cathy (Richard) Craig, Lexington, and Beverly W. (Dwayne) Sagraves, Harrodsburg; four brothers, Ben Walling and Marcus Walling, both of Versailles, Bill Walling, Waddy, and Jerry Walling, Frankfort. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Walling, and a sister, Barbara Morris.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 19, at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Geurin and Bro. Claude Waldridge officiating. Burial with military honors was in Lexington Cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Walling, Ricky Walling, Tim Buck, Benny Allen Walling, Enoch Smith, and Gary Gamble Jr. Honorary bearers were Marsdon Lake, David Vinyard, Junior Darnell, Emily Craig, Jordan Craig, Brandon Sagraves, Austin Sagraves and Kim Guynn.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mercer County Humane Society, 896 Moberly Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.