Area Obituaries

DONALD STEELE

Donald C. Steele, 82, widower of Grace Steele, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Harrodsburg.   Born November 7, 1934, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Onis and Verna McClain Steele.  He was a retired employee of IBM and Shawnee Farm, was a member and deacon at Immanuel Baptist Church, a…

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MORGAN SEPKO

Morgan Thomas Sepko, 25, of Salvisa, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his residence. Born July 11, 1991, in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of Kerry S. Sepko of Raleigh and Barbara E. Sepko of Salvisa.  He was a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School and attended ITT Tech in Lexington.

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ERNEST RYAN

Ernest W. Ryan, 74, of Harrodsburg, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington. Born June 25, 1942, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Ernest P. Sr. and Lona Mae Louallen Ryan. He was an auto detailer.

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JAMES NICHOLS

James “Nick” Nichols, 61, Harrodsburg, husband of Beth Angela Babel Nichols, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his home.   Born Dec. 18, 1955, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Joe Ray and Betty Gene Wilkerson Nichols. He was a former firefighter, dispatcher and water department employee for the city of…

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ALMA HAMLIN

Alma Mae Hamlin, 86, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 23, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Visitation today, Thursday, June 22, 5–8 p.m. at Ransdell Funeral Chapel. Complete arrangements are pending. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to…

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GAIL HAGER

Gail Sandlin Hager, 70, of Lancaster, widow of William Thomas Hager, died Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.  Born October 17, 1946, in Sand Gap, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Mabel Durham Sandlin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Buena Vista Baptist Church. 

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HELEN ELLIS

Helen Frances Stratton Ellis, 94, of Denham Springs, La., widow of Floyd Harrison Ellis, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017.  She was a retired bookkeeper for J.C. Penney’s, a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a member of the Daughters of Rebekah.

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REBECCA DAVIS

Rebecca Lynn “Becky” Davis, 57, of Salvisa, wife of Ricky Davis, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  Born June 11, 1960, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Chester and  Mary Jo Coy Becknell. She was a quality control supervisor for Keytronics.

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Roy VanArsdall

Roy VanArsdall, 92, of Mahomet, passed away sur-rounded by loved ones at his home on Tuesday, June 7, 2017. Roy was born on June 29, 1924, in Harrodsburg, the son of John W. VanArsdall Jr. and Maud Esther Reeves VanArsdall.

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Victor Stewart

Victor L. Stewart, 96, of Harrodsburg, formerly of Indiana, widower of Betty Wolf Stewart, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington. Born Oct. 3, 1920, in Petros, Tenn., he was the son of the late Jim and Anna Bunch Stewart.

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