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Area Obituaries

Dennis McWilliams

Dennis McWilliams, 78, of Richmond, widower of Jenny Peavler McWilliams, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.  Born June 4, 1944, in Jeffersonville, Ind., he was the son of the late Robert McWilliams and Iris McCleary McWilliams.  He was a retired accident reconstruction specialist, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. …

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Tina Jenkins

Tina Louise Jenkins, 66, of Harrodsburg, widow of Richard Anthony Jenkins, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at University of Kentucky Bluegrass Care Center in Lexington.  Born Nov. 28, 1955, in Fairbanks, AK, she was the daughter of Merle (Simpson) Ziegler and the late Darwin Dale Ziegler. She graduated from Moline High School in Illinois, was…

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Golden Gillespie

Golden Jewel Graves Gillespie, 91, widow of Camilus Gillespie Jr., died Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born Aug. 1, 1931, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Mann Graves and Flora Mae Goode Graves.  She worked at Cowden Manufacturing of Springfield, was a homemaker …

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Anthony Britton

Anthony Shane Britton, 53, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born July 1, 1969, in Lancaster, he was the son of Simonetta and the late John Matthew Britton. He was employed by Foster Supply.  Survivors, in addition to his mother, include: two daughters, Tonya (Josh) Savage of Danville…

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Ralph Bays

Ralph Bays Sr., 82, widower of Anna Marie Huff Bays and Ida Bays, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, in Danville.  Born May 19, 1940 in Flat Lick, he was the son of the late Jackie and Pheobe Bays.  He retired from the Danville Advocate Messenger Survivors include: two sons, Ralph (Regina) Bays, Jr. of Danville…

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Rev. Lewis Walter

Rev. Lewis M. Walter, 85, husband of Patsy “Pat” Speaks Walter, of Harrodsburg, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at his home.   Born Aug. 4, 1937, in Hamilton County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Gabriel “Gabe” and Sarah E. Hargis Walter.   He was a graduate of the Lancaster High School in Lancaster and…

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David Readnower

David “Bear” Readnower, 80, husband of Wanda Ladd Readnower, of Franklin, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at the Hospice House in Bowling Green. Born on July 27, 1942, in Lexington, he was the son of the the late Floyd Jennings Readnower and the late Beulah (Devine) Readnower.   He was a member of Pioneer Baptist Church…

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Gail Napier

Gail Marie Napier, 65, of Harrodsburg died Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at Baptist Health Lexington in Lexington. Born Oct. 17, 1956, in Danville, she was the daughter of Lena (Windrell Hunn Jr.) Napier Hunn and the late Obie Slater.  She was a 1974 Harrodsburg High School graduate and attended Kentucky State University. She served her…

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Judy Griffin

Judy Anne Griffin, 73, of Harrodsburg, widow of Joe Willis Griffin, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at the Springfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Born Nov. 1, 1948, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late James H. Vandiver and the late Lizzie (Jenkins) Vandiver.  She retired as human resource representative at the James B.…

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Patsy Gray

Patsy Ann Gray, 81, of Harrodsburg, widow of William Eugene Gray, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.  Born Feb. 27, 1941, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Lyndsey and Opal (Wiley) Shackleford.  She was a graduate of McAfee School, was employed at Cricketeer, became a self-employed caregiver and was…

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