Area Obituaries

Rita Whitman

Rita M. Whitman, 89, of Harrodsburg, widow of Donald Morley Whitman, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at her home. Born June 28, 1930, in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Henry August and Lillian Loretta (Vettiner) Freudenberger. She was a retired secretary for the Logan Company, the Kentucky College of Technology and Wesley…

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Eva Sparks

Eva Sparks, 103, of Harrodsburg, widow of Clifton Sparks, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Harrodsburg Health Care Center in Harrodsburg. Born April 23, 1917, in McKee, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Combs) Adkins. She was a homemaker.

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Harold Clement

Harold Lee Clement Sr., 79, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, at his residence. Born Sept. 5, 1940, in Little Rock, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mabel Carrington Clement. He was a retired construction worker for Triple D Electric.

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James “J.P.” Disponett

James Pete “J.P.” Disponett, 96, husband of the late Della Elouise Sims Disponett, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the V.A. Medical in Lexington. Born Aug. 16, 1923, in Anderson County, J.P. was the son of the late James Tyler “Noon” Disponett and Nora Belle Searcy Disponett. J.P. served his country in the U.S.…

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John Whitenack

John Whitenack John Hughes (J.H.) Whitenack Jr, widower of Rosalyn Gritton Whitenack, died Friday, May 8, 2020, at the Veteran’s Hospital in Lexington. Born Oct. 24, 1926, he was the son of the late John Hughes Whitenack Sr. and Grace Chilton Whitenack. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, was a member…

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Richard Stinnett

Richard Stinnett Richard Emmie Stinnett, 88, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the Veteran’s Medical Center in Lexington. Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Jessamine County, he was the son of the late Earl and Hattie Gullett Stinnett. He was a Korean War Army veteran, was a machinist for Western Tool and Die and was a…

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David Shirley Sr.

David Shirley Sr. David Lewis Shirley Sr., 72, husband of Rita Stine Shirley, of Mt. Washington, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Baptist Health. Born Aug. 2, 1947, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Willa Elizabeth Shirley. He was a retired employee of General Electric, worked for Kaufer Construction…

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Velma Peavler

Velma Peavler Velma Rae Clark Peavler, 93, of Harrodsburg, formerly of Mackville, passed away at 1:25 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was born in Fairfield, Kentucky, on June 9, 1926, to the late Frank and Flossie Marie Burns Clark. She was a member of the…

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Dennis Freeman

Dennis Freeman Dennis Jerome Freeman, 62, husband of Tammy Voit Freeman, died Thursday, May 7, 2020, at his home. Born Feb. 27, 1958, in Dover, Delaware, he was the son of Donald R. Freeman and the late Patricia Haycraft Freeman. He was a retired Lexington Fayette Urban County Government electronics/computer control specialist and was a…

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Dora Carpenter

Dora Carpenter Dora Liggett Carpenter, of Shelbyville, formerly of Lexington and Mercer County, died on Friday, May 8, 2020, at her residence. Born in Abbott, West Virginia on July 13, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Annis Liggett and Marie Martin Liggett Kelly and the widow of the late James W. “Jim” Carpenter…

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