Area Obituaries

Diamond Salmons

Diamond Salmons, 73, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Born July 28, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Francis (Jr.) Salmons and Beulah Davidson Salmons of Oneida. He graduated high school from Oneida Baptist Institute in 1963, graduated Cumberland College with a degree in Elementary Education, and attended Eastern…

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John Wyrick

John Russell Wyrick Sr., 79, of Okeechobee, Fla. formally of Salvisa, husband of Bonnie Cox Wyrick, died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, Fla. Born Feb. 3, 1939, in Marshall, Ill., he was the son of the late Julia and Wade Russell Wyrick. He was US Navy veteran, worked as…

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Emogene Peavler

Emogene Peavler, 95, widow of William Lee Peavler, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the Harrodsburg Health Care Manor. Born May 13, 1923, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Sarah Lawson Holderman. She was a Beaumont Inn baker and a member of the Ellers Memorial Baptist Church.

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William Russell

William Hanley Russell of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Harrodsburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Riverview, Fla. Bill was born in Shakertown, on April 7, 1924. He was the son of Romie and Annie Russell. One of six children, he lived on a farm in Shakertown…

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Mildred Phillips

Mildred Phillips, 86, passed away Dec. 28, 2018, surrounded by her family. Of Taylor, Michigan and formerly of Mercer County, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Georgia Votaw. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Phillips for 64 years. Loving mother of Doris (the late Stanley) Low, Betty Phillips, Nancy (Ali) Farhoud,…

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Donald Miller

Donald “Donnie” Miller, 55, of Harrodsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at his home. Born May 24, 1963, in DeKalb, IL, he was the son of Carol Sue Tingle Miller, of Harrodsburg, and the late David C. Miller. He was an auctioneer, a former Allison Abrasives Inc. employee and was a member of the Pioneer…

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Mary Ann Royalty

Mary Ann Royalty, 86, of Versailles, wife of James E. Royalty, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 in Versailles. Born June 6, 1932, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Roy and the late Dora B. Gritton Steele. She was a cosmetologist and a member of the Palamar Baptist Church.

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Billy Holiday

Billy Jay Holiday, 65, of Harrodsburg, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at his home. Born Feb. 3, 1953, in Mercer County, he was the son of Mary Alice Carey Holiday and the late James “Doc” Holiday. He was a retired employee of the Kuhman Electrical Corp., attended Kentucky State University and was a graduate of…

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Bobby Hooper

Bobby Wayne Hooper, 51, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Jennifer Renee Abrams Hooper died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at his residence. Born May 28, 1967 in Lexington,, he was the son of the late William Fountan and Ida Smith Hooper. He was a farmer and a member of the Willisburg Church of God.

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Paulette Drury

Paulette Drury, 67, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at her home. Born June 20, 1951, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Levon and Mary Kennon Sims Drury. She was a 1969 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, attended the University of Kentucky, was a self-employed real estate sales agent, a member…

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