Area Obituaries

Lillian Clements

Lillian Clements, 78, of Harrodsburg, widow of Millard Clements, died Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. Born Aug. 4, 1940, in Deep Creek, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Beulah Key Smock. She was a graduate of Mackville High School, a co-owner of three area…

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Connie Bass

Connie Jean Bass, 54, of Harrodsburg, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at her home. Born Nov. 11, 1964, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Connie M. Bass and Irene Pittman Baker. Survivors include: one daughter, Brandi Brewer of Richmond;  four sisters, Rita K. Luttrell of Bardstown, Sarah L. Luttrell of Liberty,…

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Rita  Ulshafer

  Rita Moye Ulshafer, 89, of Harrodsburg, widow of Fredrick W. Ulshafer Sr., died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at her residence. Born Feb. 22, 1930, in Dunns, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Mendor Taft. She was a retired school teacher and librarian.

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Harold Partin

  Harold Partin, 78, of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, June 22, 2019. Born Oct. 11, 1940, in Bell County, he was the son of the late Tilden and Polly Fields Partin. He was a US Army Veteran and a retired engineer from Norfolk Southern.

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Dortha Lawson

  Dortha S. Lawson, age 84, of Harrodsburg, wife of Gene Lawson, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Baptist Health in Lexington. Born Dec. 8, 1934, in Stanford, she was the daughter of the late Robert Pitts Sampson Sr. and Sally (Chestnut) Sampson. She was a graduate of Rose Hill High School, co-owner…

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Brian Carter

  Brian Scott Carter, 52, widower of Tina Butler Carter, died Friday June 21, 2019, at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center. Born Oct. 29, 1966, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of William D. Carter of Harrodsburg and the late Donna Sue Boswell (Larry) Stinnett. He was a graduate of Harrodsburg High School and painted…

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Doug Bowling

  Burl Douglas Bowling, 65, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in London, Kentucky. He was born April 11, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Zelma Grubb Bowling and the late Burl Bowling. Doug was an independent truck driver for 47 years. He was known nationwide by fellow truckers as “Screamin’ Demon.” He…

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John Reed

John F. “Skeeter” Reed, 86, of Harrodsburg, husband of Janet Catlett Gritton Reed, died Sunday, June 16, 2019. He was born John Franklin Skeeters, Feb. 20, 1933, in Hardin County Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown and lived in the Christian Children’s Home in Louisville. In 1942, John Skeeters was adopted by Maurice and Naomi Patterson Reed…

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William Prather

William Gary Prather, 71, of Mercer County died Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the University of Kentucky Hospice Care Center. Born Sept. 7, 1947, in Somerset, he was the son of the late Perry M. and Devauna Hargis Prather.

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Harold McCrystal

Harold Franklin “Buddy” McCrystal, 77,  widower of Brenda Shirley McCrystal, of Somerset, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at his home. Born Nov. 30, 1941, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Mike McCrystal and Katie Isham McCrystal. He retired from Hinkle as a blacktop supervisor.

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