Area Obituaries

Gertrude Riley

Lillian Gertrude Riley, 78, of Harrodsburg, widow of Donald B. Riley, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Harrodsburg Health & Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 19, 1939, in Lawrenceburg, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Ada Mae Thompson. She attended Sand Springs and Anderson County High School, was employed at Cicketeer…

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Ruby Williams

Ruby Gayle Williams, 58, widow of Kenny “Meathead” Williams, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 2, 1959, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of Mary Katherine Maddox White of Harrodsburg and the late Robert “Bob” White. She was a former state coordinator for Mothers Against Drunk…

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Freddie Justice

Freddie William Justice, 58, husband of Terri Justice, died Monday, June 11, 2018, in Mercer County. Born Jan. 1, 1960, in Florida, he was the son of Shirley Derossette Kennedy of Ohio and the late Edgar Justice. He was a self-employed construction worker.

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Ruth Gaskin

Ruth Miller Gaskin, 93, of Harrodsburg, KY, died Tuesday, June 5, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was born October 17, 1924, in Valley Oak, KY, to the late James Franklin and Hadie Strong Miller and was the youngest of 7 children. As a child, her family moved to Somerset, KY, where she attended…

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Betty Jean Britton

Betty Jean Tyler Britton, 75, widow of Archie Marion Britton Sr., died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at her residence. Born May 31, 1943, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Virgil Lee and Cordie Webb Tyler. She was a homemaker, farmer and a member of the Cornishville Christian Church.

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Brice Akers

Brice D. Akers, 82, of Salvisa, husband of Faith M. Clark Akers, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg. Born Jan. 27, 1936, at Prater Creek in Dana, he was the son of the late Farley and Ora Akers. He attended Betsy Layne High School in…

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John D. McClellan

John David McClellan, 86, widower of Elise McClellan, of Ft. Worth, Texas, died Sunday, May 27, 2018. Born in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Loys and Martha McClellan. He was a 1949 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, was a U.S. Navy veteran of the…

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Michael Vah

Michael Kyle Vah, 41, of Louisville, son of Daniel and Pat Kirkland Moore and Michael J. Vah, Jr., Harrodsburg, died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at his home. He was born October 22, 1976, in Charleston, SC. He was a general manager for Cattleman’s’ in Shepherdsville, attended Harrodsburg Independent Schools and graduated from Mercer County High…

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Edward Jenkins Sr.

Edward Dean Jenkins Sr., 83, widower of Barbara Glasscock Jenkins, died Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Charleston Health Care Center in Danville. Born Oct.18, 1934 in Upton, he was the son of the late Clarence Edward and Bessie Fenwick Jenkins. He was a retired self-employed Barber and a member of the Lucas Grove Baptist…

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Anna Miller

Anna Belle Miller, 93, widow of Paul N. Miller, died Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Baptist East Hospital in Louisville.  Born Nov. 1, 1924, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Myrtle Northcutt Shanahan.  She was a member of Berea Christian Church.

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