Area Obituaries

Nelson Sanders

Nelson “Cleo” Sanders, 86, husband of Joyce Cornelius Sanders, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at his home.   Born June 28, 1934, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Marshall Cooke Sanders and Beatrice (Black) Sanders McCroskey.  He was a 1954 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, was a veteran of…

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Randall Stephens

Randall Lewis “Randy” Stephens, 62, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at his residence. Born Sept. 28, 1958, in Carlisle, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Douglas and Carolyn (Jenkins) Stephens. He attended Harrodsburg High School, obtained his GED and was a self-employed landscaping worker and painter and was a member…

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Irene Taylor

Irene Johnson Taylor, 70, of Harrodsburg, widow of Charles R. Taylor, died Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.  Born Nov. 7, 1950, in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Kermit and Martha Alice (Reynolds) Hacker.  She attended the Harlan County Schools, was a nurse’s aide at the…

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Larry Bottom

Larry Bottom, 57, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at his home. Born March 8, 1964, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Garnett and Bertha (Massie) Lanham. He was a retired self-employed painter. Survivors include: three sons, William Kyle (Jessica) Goode of Junction City, David Lee (Kayla) Bottom of Danville and Zac…

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Elizabeth Ellis

Elizabeth Ellis, 96, of Harrodsburg, widow of Coy Ellis, died Friday, April 30, 2021, at Signature Health Care in Harrodsburg. Born March 13, 1925, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Jasper Tate and Ruth Dean Freeman. She was a homemaker, a member of the Wednesday Morning Coffee Bowling League and a…

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Mary Sue Taylor

Mary Sue Carter Taylor died Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Nicholasville. Born Feb. 14, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Minnie Twyman and Grant Carter. She was a CNA at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington.

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Dottie Smith

Dottie Ray Black Smith, 93, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, April 23, 2021, at the Willows in Harrodsburg.  Born Sept. 15, 1927, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late James Frank and Emma Riley Norton Black.  She was a 1945 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, an employee of Broaddus Clothing Store Inc and was…

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Janet Price

Janet L. Price, 72, of Harrodsburg, wife of William Price, died Friday, April 23, 2021, at her home.   Born April 23, 1949, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Hyman and Cornell (Mobley) Reynolds.  She was a member,  treasurer and taught Sunday School at Immanuel Baptist Church.

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Betty Louallen

Betty M. Louallen, 82, of Mercer County, died Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.   Born Aug. 6, 1938, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Edward G. and Maggie B. Bugg Curry.   She was a retired seamstress from Mercer Dress and Cricketeer, worked at…

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Carolyn Hurst

Carolyn Joyce Hurst, 80, of Harrodsburg, wife of Tommy Hurst, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.   Born May 17, 1940, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Louise (Hicks) Casey

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