Area Obituaries

Williams Watts

William Earl Watts, 80, husband of Anna Rose Grider Howard Watts, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 16, 1939, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Lebus J, and Hazel Lee Harlow Watts. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, a truck driver…

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Curry Taylor

Curry Alfred Taylor, 93, of Lexington, formerly of Harrodsburg, husband of Jean Young Taylor, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born June 29, 1926, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Walter and Agnes Elizabeth (VanDyke) Taylor. He attended the Hampton Institute after graduating from Harrodsburg High School;…

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Kaye Sanders

Kaye Sanders, 64, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at the Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born June 8, 1955, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Wilson Sanders and Christine Godbey Sanders of Harrodsburg. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, was a retired LPN…

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Dortha Phillips

Dortha (Dot) Phillips, 87, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at the Harrodsburg Health and Rehab Center. Born Dec. 11, 1932, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Salathiel Cole Case and the late Ida Mae (Hutton) Case. She was a retired Kentucky state social worker and was a member of…

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Betty Peavler

Betty Jean Peavler, 70 of Harrodsburg, widow of Donald Lee Peavler, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at her residence. Born July 12, 1949, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Laura Elizabeth Carey Devine. She was a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church and a homemaker.

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Kenneth Huffman

Kenneth “Foxie” Huffman, 87, husband of Roxie Lane Huffman, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born Feb. 4, 1933, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Dewey and Evelyn Wilham Huffman. He was a retired bus driver from the Mercer County school system, was a…

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Carol Griffith

Carol Sue Griffith, 75, wife of Billy Joe Griffith, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at the Harrodsburg Health & Rehab Center. Born Jan. 5, 1945, in Norfolk, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Juanita (Church) Williams. She was a retired electronic assembler for Plexus Inc. and was a member of…

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Judy Cox

Judy Lynn Cox, 64, wife of James “Tommy” Cox, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Born March 9, 1955, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Geneva Durham Ellis. She was a bus driver for Bluegrass Head Start,  worked as a childcare giver…

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Joyce Dean

Joyce Joan Felix Dean, 83, of Harrodsburg, widow of Dallas F. Dean, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at her home. Born July 30, 1936, in Sunman, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Joseph and Katherine Jane (Risk) Felix. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bruner’s Chapel Baptist Church, was…

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Garnett Fowler

Garnett Clifton Fowler, 90, widower of Arvena Jones Fowler, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. Born July 3, 1929, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Clifton Richard and Myrtle Moore Fowler. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, served in WWII, retired from Corning, was a…

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