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Area Obituaries

SUE STAMPS

Sue Karen Stamps, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born Oct. 15, 1948, in Somerset, she was the daughter of the late Robert D. and Audrey Dowlen Stamps. She was a retired driver manager for Bluegrass Trucking. Survivors include: two brothers,  Ronnie (Elizabeth) Stamps of Danville…

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JAMES ROYALTY

James Price “Jim” Royalty, 80, formerly of Harrodsburg, widower of Polly Cherry Royalty, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Baptist Health in Lexington. Born May 27, 1942, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Gilbert Marshall and Cora V. (Martin) Royalty. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and MBA from the…

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CHARLES ROBINSON

Charles R. Robinson, 74, husband of Judy Robinson, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at his residence. Born May 21, 1948, he was the son of the late J.H. and Irene Price Robinson. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam, was retired from IBM and was a member of Salvisa Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition…

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JANET HARDIN

Janet Carol Hardin, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, in Harrodsburg. Born May 11, 1953, in Louisville she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Carol Joann Isham Dennis, Jr. She was an employee of R.R. Donnelly and attended Cornishville Baptist Church. Survivors include:  one daughter,  Angela (David) Weigand of Mackville; two brothers,  Mark…

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TONY GOWINS

Tony Allen Gowins, 79, of Harrodsburg, husband of Brenda Taylor Gowins died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center in Harrodsburg. Born Nov. 11, 1943, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Hershell Allen and Dorothy Rae (Wells) Gowins. He attended both the Cornishville and Mercer County Schools and later…

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STEPHEN KEY

Stephen Wesley Key, 65, of Danville, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born Dec. 26, 1957, in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late John Wesley and Patricia Jean (Brown) Key. He was a US Navy veteran and was a member of the Baptist Church.…

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FRED CORNELIUS

Fred Cornelius, 84, of Murray, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at the Murray – Calloway County Hospital in Murray. Born April 4, 1938, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late James H. and Sarah Susan (Lively) Cornelius. He was a retired English professor for Murray State University and a member of the…

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Willie Thrasher

Willie Ray Thrasher, 75, of Harrodsburg, husband of Tina Renee Reynolds Thrasher, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington.   Born June 8, 1947, in Albany, he was the son of the late Raymond N. and Flora Ethel (Roberts) Thrasher.  He was a retired manufacturing technician for Lexmark and…

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Windrell Hunn

Reverend Windrell Hunn Jr., 88, husband of Lena L. Hunn, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at the University of Kentucky Bluegrass Hospital in Lexington. Born July 6, 1934, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Windrell and Marie (Bryant) Hunn Sr. He was called to the ministry and served as the Pastor of…

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Robert Hawkins

Robert Elwood Hawkins, 42, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at his residence.   Born Oct. 31, 1980, in Lexington, he was the son of Keith Hawkins of Lawrenceburg and Teresa Lester Deerwester of Danville.   He had worked in small engine repair and was a member of Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to his parents,…

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