Casey  County Obituaries


Casey County Obituaries

Contributed By: Rochelle Riordan

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY), Thursday, August 27, 1970


"An automobile accident on Saturday evening about half way up the northern side of Walnut Hill on U.S. 127 was the cause of one death and critical injuries to tow others.

"Gary Lee McDonald, 16, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital at around midnight Sunday. He suffered internal injuries. He was not expected to live from the start.

"Miss Nancy Luttrell, daughter of Mrs. Alline Luttrell of Walltown, suffered both legs broken, internal injuries, a knee cap that was shattered, and has severe facial injuries which caused the loss of her front teeth.

"Miss Luttrell was graduated from the School of Nursing at Somerset this spring and passed examination for an R.N. degree, about three weeks ago. She was employed at the Casey County Hospital since graduation where she is well-liked. Her father, Hollie Luttrell, lives in Illinois. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvice Williams.

"Gary Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Martin of Liberty and Dry Ridge was a rider with Miss Luttrell. He is 15 and in the 8th grade at Liberty. He suffered a broken hip, lost his right eye, has a broken jaw and other injuries.

"Both Martin and Miss Luttrell were taken out of intensive care Monday afternoon and placed in rooms at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.

"There is much speculation about how the accident happened. It is known that McDonald attended the Walnut Hill Baptist Church and went in the direction of Liberty. Miss Luttrell was going south.

"The collision was terrific. The engine out of the 1965 Buick McDonald was driving was about 100 feet from where the car stopped. The front end of the 1970 Chevrolet Miss Luttrell was driving was pushed in.

"Funeral services for Gary Lee McDonald were held on Tuesday afternoon of this week at the Walnut Hill Baptist Church. The Revs. Roger Popplewell and Roosevelt Brown officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

"He was born on March 12, 1954, the son of Lonzy "Red" and Helena Murphy McDonald. Both survive.

"He was a brother of Richard, a senior at Eastern University. Also surviving are a grandfather, Luther McDonald of Windsor, and a grandmother, Mrs. Lucy Murphy of Walnut Hill.

"McKinney-Burton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY), Wednesday, May 19, 1993


"George Emery McDonald, Route 6, Liberty, died Sunday, May 16, 1993 at Friendship House in Danville. He was 95 years old.

"Born in Casey County on Dec. 7, 1987 (sic), he was a son of the late Seth Thomas and Louisa Elmore McDonald.

"He was a farmer and merchant and former postmaster at Gilpin. He was a member of Athens Church of Christ.

"Survivors include his wife, Lucy Belle Watson McDonald; two sons, Roy C. McDonald of Liberty and Cola McDonald of Cincinnati; a daughter, Lela E. Martin of Liberty; two brothers, F.D. and Clyde McDonald, both of Liberty; a sister, Flossie Abell of Liberty; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

"Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Hershel McDonald; a brother, a sister, and two grandchildren.

"Funeral services were May 18 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Thad Eubank and Bro. J.D. McDonald officiating. Burial was in Poplar Hill Cemetery.

"Pallbearers were his grandsons, Jerry, Timothy, Gerald and Paul McDonald and Steve Martin."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY)(undated clipping)


"James William McDonald, 84, died at his home at Teddy on September 6 of a heart condition. He was a retired farmer.

"He was born on August 14, 1890, the son of James and Betty Combest McDonald.

"He is survived by his wife, the former Dez D. Roy, to whom he was married 63 years.

"The surviving children are Avery McDonald, Mrs. Geneva Cochran, Mrs. Lillian Byrd, Mrs. Edra Bernard, and Mrs. Louise Roy. All live in the county. There are 16 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. A brother, Charlie McDonald, lives in Liberty.

"Services were held at the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church on Highway 910 and he was the first person to be buried in the new cemetery by the church. Rev. Ora Jasper and Homer Stephens were in charge of the services.

"McKinney-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY), Thursday, January 27, 1972 edition


"John F. McDonald, 67, died in Somerset Hospital on January 21. He had been ill at his Windsor home for some time.

"He was born November 2, 1904, the son of James and Lucy Thomas McDonald.

"He was the father of Luther McDonald, Cincinnati; a brother of Mrs. Myrtle Byrd, Russell Springs; and two half brothers, J.W. and Charley McDonald, Liberty.

"Services were held at the Valley Oak Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Paul Godbey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

"Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."

"Casey County News", Thursday, October 31, 1963


"Joe McDonald, 74, died on Tuesday of this week at the home of his brother, Bill McDonald, at Teddy. He had been ill for the last two years.

"He was born November 6, 1888, the son of James William and Betty Combest McDonald. He was never married.

"He was a veteran of World War I, serving from Sept. 21, 1917, until his discharge on April 24, 1919. He served overseas from May 1918 until April 1919, where he was in action and slightly wounded.

"He is survived by two brothers, James W. and Charlie McDonald and a half brother and sister, John McDonald and Mrs. Myrd Boyd.

"Services were held at the Full Gospel Church at Teddy on Wednesday afternoon. Revs. Homer Stephens and J.D. Rollins officiated. Burial was at the South Fork Cemetery.

"McKinney-Burton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY), Wednesday, April 19, 1989





"Maureen Lou McDonald, 33, and her two sons, Mitchell Dennis Jr., 7, and Lance Eric, 4, died Wednesday April 12, 1989 in an automobile accident on KY 80 in Windsor.

"Survivors include Mitchell Dennis McDonald, Sr., husband and father; and Howard and Norma Thatcher of Hammond, Ind., parents of Mrs. McDonald and the boys' grandparents.

"Mrs. McDonald's survivors also include a brother, Don Thatcher of Lowell, Ind.; and three sisters, Diana Jones of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Carolyn Laten and Colleen Cain, both of Hammond, Ind.

"The boys are also survived by paternal grandparents, Avery and Ora McDonald of Windsor.

"Burial was April 15 in a family cemetery in Windsor."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY)


"Mrs. Laura McDonald, 85, died at the Rest Home at Waynesburg on July 25.

"She was born June 11, 1884, the daughter of James and Nancy Combest Fox. She was married to Virgie D. McDonald, who survives. There are no children.

"She was a sister of Mrs. Fannie Foley, Louisville; and a half sister to Mrs. Sally Sallee and Mrs. Oralee Meece, Dunnville; Mrs. Della Meeks and Mrs. Mary Dollar, Cincinnati; and Mrs. Oda McDonald, Indiana.

"Services were held at the Bartle Funeral Home with the Rev. Woodrow Damron officiating. Burial was at Thomastown."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY), Thursday, May 2, 1957


"Funeral services were held for Lucian McDonald, 59, at the Dunnville Christian Church on Tuesday of this week with the Rev. L.C. Young and Woodrow Damron officiating. Interment was in the Antioch Cemetery.

"Death came to Mr. McDonald in Cincinnati of a heart condition on the 27th. He had been making his home there since the death of his wife about 18 years ago.

"He was born in this county April 8, 1898, the son of Frank "Wolf" and Elnora Austin McDonald.

"He is survived by a son, Eugene McDonald of Cincinnati; and two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Langely of Indianapolis and Mrs. Betty Rose Saunders of Cincinnati.

"He is also survived by six sisters: Mrs. Della Dickerson, Onarga, Ill.; Mrs. Ella Mason, Liberty; Mrs. Bess Keith, Cincinnati; Mrs. Elsie Loop, Cincinnati; Mrs. Stella Mignerty, Cincinnati; Mrs. Opal Wright, Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Alice Thomas, Dunnville, Ky.

"He was a member of the Dunnville Christian Church. He had been living with his children and sisters for the past two years in Cincinnati. He served overseas in World War I."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY), Thursday, December 1, 1977 edition


"Luther McDonald, 82, Windsor, died November 23 at Casey County Hospital.

"He was born March 2, 1895, in Casey County, a son of John McDonald and the former Haley Shaw, both deceased.

"He is survived by his wife, the former Pearl Chumbley, and was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Tilda C. McDonald.

"Additional survivors include six sons, Clarence, Thurman, Fredia, and Lonzie, all of Liberty; Odie, Harrodsburg and Cleo of Russell Springs; one daughter, Mable Grimes of Liberty; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl, New Castle, Indiana; and one sister, Nettie Smith of Shelbyville, Ind.

"Funeral services were conducted Saturday in the chapel of McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Vernon Blakely and Rev. Roger Popplewell officiating.

"Burial was in Thomas Ridge Cemetery."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY), Wednesday, December 28, 1988


"Marva Eugene McDonald, Route 1, Dunnville, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 1988 at the Casey County War Memorial Hospital. He was 54 years old.

"Born in Casey County on Nov. 30, 1934, he was a son of the late Ray and Ollie Bell Lay McDonald.

"He was employed in Michigan and a veteran of the Korean War. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

"Survivors include four sons, Marva Eugene McDonald Jr. of Ft. Huzchuca (sic), Ariz., Jefferson Ray, David Wayne and James McDonald, all of Cincinnati; three daughters, Sharon Hill and Elizabeth Johnson, both of Cincinnati and Tammy Jo Shannon of Richmond, Ohio; a stepson, Nathan Jenkins of South Dakota; three sisters, Pauline Van Rohr of Crittenden, Ky., Phyllis Bundy of Bethel, Ohio and Norma Reed of Georgetown, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.

"He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rolland McDonald.

"Graveside services were Dec. 27 at Thomastown Cemetery with the Rev. Clifford Dehart officiating.

"McKinney- Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY), Thursday, October 20, 1960


"Funeral services for Mrs. Tilda C. McDonald, 63, were held at the Thomas Ridge Christian Church on Tuesday afternoon of this week. The Revs. Roger Popplewell and Joe Peavley officiated.

"Death came to Mrs. McDonald on Friday, Oct. 14 at her home.

"She is survived by her husband, Luther McDonald, and the following children: Clarence, Phil; Odie, Harrodsburg; Lonzie, Princetown; Truman, Phil; Cleo, U.S. Army in Germany; Freddie, Windsor; and Mrs. James Grimes, Burgin.

"There are 15 surviving grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Becky Ann Murphy, Lexington; and Mrs. Margaret Gibson, Windsor, and a brother, Virgil D. Luttrell, Windsor.

"Burial was in the church cemetery.

"Gosser-McKinney Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY), Wednesday, March 1, 1933


"On Tuesday evening, February 21st, the Death Angel visited the home of Claude McDonald and claimed for its victim, his beloved wife, Nanna. For several years deceased had been in declining health and for the past year had been confined to her bed practically all the time. She was 23 years of age, and besides the husband, is survived by her father, Mr. Charlie Lay, of Cincinnati, O., and three sisters, Mrs. Vertest Porter, Miss Edith Lay and Mrs. Evelyn Sneed, also two brothers, Maurice and Morrel Lay. Her mother preceded her to the grave several years ago. At the age of 17 she confessed her faith in Christ and remained a faithful Christian until the end. She attended services as long as she was able and we feel that our loss is Heaven's gain. Funeral services were held at Poplar Hill, conducted by Bro. S.J. McQueary and interment took place in the Poplar Hill cemetery. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones who mourn her passing."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY) (Undated clipping)


"Odie Elvis McDonald of Harrodsburg, died Monday, June 23, 1997 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington. He was 77 years old.

"Born in Casey County on Dec. 23, 1919, he was the son of the late Luther and Tilda Catherine Luttrell McDonald.

"He was retired from Harrodsburg Water Plant and a Kentucky Colonel.

"Survivors include his wife, Lela Justice McDonald; three daughters, Carolyn Burton of Pineville, Connie Jones of Harrodsburg and Caren Lee Simpson of Williamsburg; three brothers, Truman McDonald, Lonzie "Red" McDonald and Freddie McDonald, all of Liberty; and three grandchildren, Chastity Jones, Thomas Jones and Donna Carol Burton.

"He was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence, Cleo, Archie and Walter McDonald and a sister, Mabel Grimes.

"Funeral services will be Thursday, June 26 at 2 p.m. at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Clifford Dehart officiating. Burial will be in Luttrell Cemetery."

"Casey County News" (Liberty, KY), Wednesday, May 29, 1985


"Ollie Toms McDonald of Liberty died Sunday, May 26, 1985 at the Fort Logan Extended Care Unit in Stanford. She was 97 years old.

"Born in Casey County on Oct. 3, 1887, she was the daughter of John C. and Betty French Toms. She was a homemaker and a member of Trace Fork Baptist Church. She was the widow of Crit McDonald.

"Survivors include two sons, Addison McDonald of Liberty and Hollis McDonald of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Juey Coffey and Ethel Dean Williams, both of Liberty; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, French Toms of Liberty; and a sister, Ellen Austin of Liberty.

"The funeral was May 28 at the Bartle Funeral Home with Bro. Leonard Streeval officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery."