Casey  County Obituaries

Contributed By: Tanya Sweet

The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, December 31, 1953
Lish Farris

Lish Farris, son of Nathan and Molliose Farris, died Dec. 19, 1953 at the age of 45. The funeral service was held at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. H. C. Moxley officiating. Interment was in the Peavy Cemetery with the Bartle Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Farris is survived by his wife, Rosa, one daughter, Carol, a half-sister, Sarah Bland, and two half brothers Willie Farris and Addie Grant.


The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, August 23, 1956

Mrs. Gertie Atwood

Mrs. Gertie Atwood, 66, was fatally injured in an automobile accident, about three miles south of Danville on Highway 35 Sunday morning at around 3 A.M. She died of injuries shortly after taken to the McDowell Hospital at Danville.

In the same accident Kenneth Atwood, her son, received some bruises, his wife was hospitalized for two days, and their infant child received some injuries.

The family was on their way to Casey from Cincinnati. Mrs. Atwood has been staying with her children in Cincinnati. The 1955 station wagon went into a skid on the same curve north of Junction City other Caseyites have been injured at. The vehicle was badly demolished.

She was the wife of the late Charlie F. Atwood and daughter of B. Lee and Sarah E. Mullinex. She was born Dec. 25, 1894, in this county.

She is survived by eight children: Mrs. Sarah Davis and Mrs. Helen Christine Alford of Mt. Healthy, Ohio; Mrs. Dolly Edna Sherbert, Mrs. Faye E. Addison and Kenneth E. Atwood, Cincinnati; George F. Atwood, Martinville, Ind.; and Mrs. Jessie B. Stafford and Mrs. Rae E. Douglas of Liberty. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Vina Wilkinson, Lexington; and Mrs. Hattie Overstreet, Liberty; three brothers, Sam Lee of Indiana; Will Lee of Dunnville and Marion Lee of Indiana.

She became a member of the Riffe Creek United Brethern church at the age of 14.

Pall bearers were Raymond Davis, Chester Davis Jr., Jimmie Turner, Herman Douglas, Ray and Bobby Overstreet. Flower girls were her granddaughters.

Rev. L. C. Younf officiated at the funeral. Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, August 23, 1956
Virgil Randolph

Funeral services for Virgil Randolph were held at the Poplar Grove Church on Tuesday after noon of this week. The Rev. Hobert Lynn of Hustonville officiated.

Death came to Mr. Randolph at the Casey Hospital on Sunday of this week. He was 77 years of age. He was the son of John and Margie Goode Randolph. Practically his entire life was spent at Brush Creek.

He was married to Miss Mamie Snow and to this union one child was born. In July, 1905 he was married to Miss Lenora Lynn and to this union seven children were born. She died in 1918. His third marriage was to Mis Myrtle Whited, and they became the parents of 11 children. She survives him.

Besides his widow, he is survived by the following children. Mrs. Katie Gifford, Danville; Floyd Randolph, Hustonville; Mrs. Lillian Edwards, Detroit; Mrs. Elma Vanon, Bradfordsville; Mrs. Edith Wilkinson, Liberty; Charles Randolph and Mrs. Lucille Streeval Cincinnati; Mrs. Sallie Woods, Liberty; Mrs. Lois Baxter, Mooresville, Ind.; Glenn Randolph, Liberty; Harold randolph, U.S. Army; and John William, Shirley, and Ronald of the home.

He is also survived by 54 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, October, 27, 1960
Roe Thomas Absher

Roe Thomas Absher, 78, died at the Casey Hospital on Saturday evening following a long illness. He had been a tubercular victim, but he died of other causes.

He was born on April 24, 1882, the son of Joshua and Mary Jane Thomas Absher and was born in this county.

He is survived by his wife and four children. The children are Mrs. Mary Gregory, Danville; Mrs. Pauline Miller, Clementsville; and Mrs. Ruth Reese and Mrs. Gracie Whited, both Cincinnati. There are five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at Salem on Monday morning with the Rev. Arvil Overstreet officiating. Burial was at Riffe Creek. Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, May 10, 1962
Junior Ray Terry

Junior Ray Terry, 27, died on Thursday of last week following an automobile accident in Cincinnati where he lived.

The accident happened on Anthony Wayne Avenue near the Carthage Fairgrounds. Terry was coming home from work. His car, for unexplained reasons, rammed into a utility pole. The car was totally demolished. Terry died almost immediately.

Terry was born August 26, 1934, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Terry of Dunnville, now Cincinnati. Both survive.

He was married to Wanda Fay Brown of Woodrum Ridge, who survives. They have two small sons, Donald Dean and Rickie Jean.

Also surviving are five brothers, Otha and Donald of Cincinnati; Otis of Dunnville; and Jean and Roy of Midway. There are five sisters: Miss Rose Terry, Cincinnati; Mrs. Agnes Morgan; Mrs. Lorene Sims and Mrs.Pauline Allen, Liberty, and Miss Norma Jean Terry, Liberty.

Funeral services were held at the Green River Valley Church Sunday afternoon with the Revs. Oval Smith and Everett Brockman officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery.

McKinney-Burton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were Clifford Minton, Carlos Elliott, Thurman Terry, Gary Terry, Paul Bell, and Dwight Wilcher.


The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, April 30, 1967
Mrs. Priscilla Adams

Funeral services for Mrs. Priscilla Adams, 77, were held at Carr Chapel Church of God on Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Elmer Stephens officiating.

Death came on the 12th at the John Graves Ford Hospital at Georgetown where she had been visiting with a daughter. She had been bedfast for several years.

She was born on June 9, 1889, the daughter of George and Lizzie Peck Atwood.

She was married to Archie Adams on December 23, 1907 (the year should be 1906). He survives.

She was the mother of Howard Adams, Martinsville, Ind.; Johnny Adams, Versailles; Robert Adams, Lexington; Mrs. Mae Edwards and Mrs. Stella Carr, Liberty; and Mrs. Catherine Stafford, Lexington. Three children have died.

There are 41 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren.

She was a sister of Daniel B. Atwood, Melvin Atwood, and Mrs. Cora Lay of the county, and Rosa Cochran of Jeffersonville, Ind. Burial was at Caney Fork Cemetery.


The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, February 8, 1968
Elmer Langford

Elmer Langford, 60, died on January 25, at hte Woodford Hospital at Versailles. He had been ill a week. He had been living there 17 years. He was a nightwatchman.

He was born on June 15, 1907, the son of Thomas and Florence Hughett in this county.

He was first married to Linnie Woodrum, who died, and second to Rosa Mae Whited, who survives.

He was the father of Mrs. Christine Phelps, Liberty; Helen Langford, Versailles; Bobby Langford, Lexington; Lewell Langford, Midway; and a stepson, Paul Whited, Midway.

He was a brother of John and A. C. Langford, Liberty; William Langford, Franklin, Ind.; and Warren Langford, Versailles.

Services were held at the bartle Funeral Home on January 27, with Rev. Arvil Overstreet. Burial was at the Caney Fork Cemetery.


The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, April 16, 1970
Nancy E. Derringer

Nancy Ellen Derringer, 66, died in Cincinnati on April 10. She was a native of this county and was born on February 25, 1904, the daughter of John and Sarah Sanders Derringer.

She was the mother of Mrs. Beatrice Virginia Prewitt, Cincinnati, and one granddaughter.

She was a sister of Mrs. Amanda Goode, Liberty; Mrs. Rebecca Lee, Dunnville; Mrs. Florence Patton Dunnville; Mrs. Jessie Johnson, Peebles, Ohio; and James Derringer, Liberty.

Services were held at the Bartle Funeral Home on Tuesday morning of this week with the Rev. James G. Powell officiating. Burial was at the salem Cemetery.


Edris C. Allen
Edris Cyle Allen, 63, Edmond, Okla., formerly of Casey County, died Monday in Oklahoma. Born Jan. 26, 1933, in Casey County, he was a son of Hester Marple Allen of Liberty and the late Eubert Allen. He was a carpenter and concrete worker. Survivors include his wife, Vera Stole Allen; three sons, Stephen Allen and Donald Allen, both of Liberty, and Timothy Allen of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five daughters, Kathy Allen of Highland Heights, Karen Sanders of Cincinnati, Sharon Foley of Lovely, Paula Jrmany of Crestview, and Cheryl Payne of Liberty; two stepdaughters, Karen Cury of Oklahoma City and Marla Coffelt of Dallas; two sisters, Datha Eubanks of Cincinnati and Nelda Harlow of Liberty; and 15 grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Revs. Jimmy Knifley and Stephen Martin. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.

Arlis Allen
Arlis Allen, 80, of Cincinnati, formerly of Liberty, died Wednesday in Cincinnati.
Born March 18, 1916, in Casey County, he was a son of the late B.F. and Marie Scott Allen. He was the widower of Mary Ann Allen.
Survivors include three daughters, Essie Luttrell and Rosetta Patton, both of Cincinnati, and Janet Burton of Hustonville; three sons, David Allen of Hustonville, Clellie Allen of Cincinnati and Sam Allen of Waynesburg; two sisters, Gerdie Patton of Liberty and Flora Pennington of Jamestown, Ind.; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.

Dewey Wheeler
Dewey Wheeler, 82, Liberty, died Monday at Charleston Health Care Center, Danville.
Born Sept. 14, 1914, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Edgar and Sara Cole Wheeler. He was a retired farmer and a member and deacon of Pleasant Grove Separate Baptist Church. He was a member of Craftsman Masonic Lodge 722 F&AM and the widower of Pearl Morgan Wheeler.
Survivors include two sons, Harvey and Philip Wheeler, both of Liberty; two daughters, Barbara Ann Hale of Louisville and Peggy Thomas of Noblesville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Separate Baptist Church by Vernon Blakey. Burial will be in Whited Cemetery.