Casey  County Obituaries


Casey County Obituaries

Contributed By: Rochelle Riordan

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), July 25, 1996

 "Jessie M. McDonald

"LIBERTY - Jessie Mae McDonald, 57, Elkhorn, died Tuesday at the Lexington Medical Center, Lexington. Born June 5, 1939, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late O.T. ``Boy'' Allen and Anna Marie Whited Allen. She was a homemaker and a member of 206 Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her husband, Buel Dean McDonald; a daughter, Donna Holt of Mansfield; two brothers, Eulius Allen of Campbellsville and Junior Allen of Midway; two sisters, Julia Pittman of Lebanon and Diana Woods of Liberty; two half sisters, Dorothy Choat and Mossie Stafford, both of Liberty; and four half brothers, Johnnie, Becham, James and Otha Allen, all of Liberty. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Johnnie Patton. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today."

"Advocate Messenger" (Danville, KY), Tuesday, November 2, 2004

 "Lucy Murphy, Casey County's oldest resident, dies at 110

 "LIBERTY - Casey County's oldest citizen - 110-year-old Lucy Jo Murphy - died Sunday at Liberty Care Center.

"Miss Lucy, as she was known by friends, observed her 110th birthday May 30 with friends at the center where she had lived about a year.

"Prior to that, she had lived most of her life on Memory Lane.

"During an interview on her 104th birthday, Murphy said she liked to learn something new each day.

"She also talked about her wedding day in 1913 when she married George Wesley "Doc" Murphy at her parents' house. After the wedding supper, friends began a shivaree at midnight that included gunfire which frightened her at first.  

"The Murphys had 11 children, four of whom are still living. Five of the sons served in the military. After one son, Kenneth, was killed in action in the Korean War, Murphy was named a Gold Star Mother and rarely missed a Memorial Day service.

"Born May 27, 1894, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late James and Lola Shelton Allen.

"She was a homemaker, a member of Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church, and the widow of George Wesley "Doc" Murphy.

"Survivors include two daughters, Myrtle Harmon of Danville and Helena McDonald of Liberty; two sons, Edwin Murphy of Liberty and Sherman Murphy of Louisville; 21 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

"She was predeceased by seven children, Mattie, Sherwood, Kenneth, Fred, James, Claude and Irene.

"Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church by Clifton Cowan and Joey Murphy. Burial will be in Murphy Cemetery.

"Pallbearers will be grandchildren.

 "Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home."

"Commmonwealth Journal" (Somerset, KY), Monday, March 8, 2004

Al Baldock

Somerset, Ky.

March 2, 2004

Al C. Baldock, 89, Neighborly Way, formerly of Arlen Drive, Somerset, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

He was born in the Labascus community near Liberty, April 3, 1914, son of the late Allen and Mary Ross Baldock. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, retired chemical operator with Emery Industries of Cincinnati, and member of Southern Heights Christian Church in Somerset.

Survivors include his wife, Florence A. Baldock, whom he married June 28, 1941, at Carthage Christian Church in Cincinnati; a sister, Maureen Socolowski, Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Homer, John, James and Bill Baldock; five sisters, Freida Neville, Sally Clayton, Chloe Apple, Lou Henson and Irma Davenport; and two infant sisters.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bros. Joel Patton and Keith Short officiating.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, at Antioch Cemetery, Liberty.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 333 Gutherie Street, Suite 207, Louisville, KY 40202. 

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), September 30, 2001

 Callie Baldock

 LIBERTY -- Callie Baldock, 65, of Pine Village, Ind., formerly of Liberty, died Thursday at her home.

Born Dec. 18,1935, she was the daughter of Lorene Sallee of Pine Village, Ind., and the late Richard Baldock.

She was retired from Landis and Gear in Lafayette, Ind., and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Attica, Ind.

Additional survivors include a brother, William Baldock of Pine Village; two sisters, Jane McClellan of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Nellie Dowell of Fowler, Ind.

 Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Buel Hayes. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today.

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), September 16, 1996

  Charles W. Baldock

"LIBERTY - Charles William Baldock, 60, Liberty, died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

"Born Feb. 19, 1936, in Casey County, he was a son of the late William and Lucille Garrett Baldock. He was a co-owner and operator of Liberty Texaco service station and a member of Clear View Baptist Church.

"Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Mason Baldock; a son, Charles William Baldock Jr., Liberty; a daughter, Karen Baldock Phillips, Junction City; a sister, Louise Goode, Liberty; two brothers, Paul Baldock of Moreland and Hollis Baldock of Owensboro; and six grandchildren.

"Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

"Visitation is after noon today."

"Advocate Messenger" (Danville, KY) Sunday, February 24, 2002

    "Chester B. Baldock

"Services for Chester B. Baldock, 81, will be noon Monday at Grove Ridge Baptist Church in Kings Mountain.

"He died Thursday at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"He was born May 14, 1920, in Casey County. He was preceded in death by a wife, Elsie M. Baldock, and a grandson.

"Survivors include his wife, Nevada Baldock; a daughter, Carol Cooper; a granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.

"Burial will be in Grove Ridge Cemetery in Kings Mountain.

"Arrangements are being handled by John Hodapp Sons Inc. Funeral Home in Cincinnati, Ohio."

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), Tuesday, August 28, 2001

 Eula B. Wesley

 LIBERTY -- Eula Baldock Wesley, 91, of Danville, formerly of Liberty, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. 

Born Feb. 3, 1910, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Ida Compton Baldock. She was a retired salesclerk, a member of Liberty United Methodist Church and the widow of Malcom Wesley.  

Survivors include two grandchildren, Doug Wesley of Danville, and Pam Wesley of Salvisa

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Doug Wesley. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be John and Mont Tarter, Kyle Bailey, Johnnie Beard Jr., Carl and Paul Wesley, Riley Allen and Jackie Price. 

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today. 

"Advocate Messenger" (Danville, KY), Thursday, September 9. 2004

 Hilda Wesley


LIBERTY - Services for Hilda Wesley, 78, of Bethelridge, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethelridge United Methodist Church by the Rev. Brian Janes. Burial will be in Bethelridge Cemetery.  

She died Thursday at her home.  

Born Nov. 8, 1926, in Liberty, she was the daughter of the late Otis and Sadie Griffin Baldock. She was a retired Title I coordinator for the Casey County school system and a member of Bethelridge United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Omra Wesley; and a brother, Kenneth Baldock of Ashland.  

Pallbearers will be Kevin, Mark and Drew Baldock, Ronnie Jo Wesley, Don Sanders and C.B. Godbey.  

Honorary pallbearers are Arthur, C.T., Coy, John and Josh Wesley and Wendell Barber.  

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at Bartle Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. 

"Advocate-Messenger", January 20, 1998

   Hollis E. Baldock

"LIBERTY - Hollis E. Baldock, 70, of South Fork Creek Road, died Monday at Casey County Hospital.

Born Sept. 24, 1927, in Casey County, he was a son of the late H.D. and Loretta Henson Baldock. He was a retired teacher of Phelps Elementary School and a farmer. He was a member of Beef and Pork Growers Association.

"Survivors include his wife, Fern Drake Baldock; two sons, Dennis and Donald Baldock, both of Liberty; a sister, Exie Beard of Campbellsville; and a grandson.

 "Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Sherman Floyd.

"Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

"Visitation is after 6 p.m. today."

"Advocate Messenger" (Danville, KY), Wednesday, June 19, 2002

 "Phyllis D. Baldock

"MIDDLEBURG -- Phyllis Dean Baldock, 61, of Hustonville died Tuesday at Fort Logan Hospital.

"Born April 9, 1941, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Hershel and Iva Dean Raney Baldock.

"She was a former employee of OshKosh B'Gosh and was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

"Survivors include her husband, Ray Baldock; a daughter, Patricia Pike of Yosemite; a son, Anthony Baldock of Monticello; two brothers, Hershel G. and Konrad Baldock, both of Yosemite; four sisters, Sharon Scott, Karen Brown, and Sharleen Rodgers, all of Liberty, and Teresa Phelps of Level Cross, N.C.; four grandchildren; and Jacob Edwards, whom she helped raise.

"Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church by the Revs. G.W. Smith and Gale Durham. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

"Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday at Bartle Funeral Home in Middleburg." 

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), Thursday, January 2, 1975


"MORELAND- Services for Mrs. Sadie Baldock Wheeler, 77, of Hustonville Rt. 1, who died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital, Danville, were conducted at 2 p.m. today at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Neil Bergman. Burial was in Hustonville Cemetery.

"Widow of Thomas Wheeler, she was a member of Hustonville Christian Church.

 "Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Capitola Roberts of Manchester, Mrs. Hazel Gooch of Stanford and Mrs. Josephine Morgan of Liberty; two sons, Cecile of Chicago, Ill. and Thomas Wheeler Jr. of Hustonville; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Ellison of Cincinnati and Mrs. Vada Statham of Yosemite; three brothers, Herschel Baldock of Yosemite and Aaron and Chester Baldock, both of Cincinnati.

"Serving as active pallbearers were Floyd Peyton, Sam Baughman, Lloyd Miracle, Richard Smith, Phillip Rousey and Elmer Elliott. Willie Murphy was an honorary pallbearer."

"Advocate Messenger" (Danville, KY), December 22, 2000 


"DILLSBORO, Ind. -- Ernest Brown, 75, of Dillsboro, formerly of Casey County, died Wednesday in Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, Ind.

"Born May 14, 1925, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Rev. Roosevelt and Elzie Luttrell Brown. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and a retired member of Ohio Valley Carpenters Union.

"Survivors include his wife, Eulah Brown; a son, Steve Brown of Dillsboro; a daughter, Judy Brown of Dillsboro; four brothers, Marvin Brown, Lewis Brown and Lester Brown, all of Liberty, and Otha Brown of Somerset; a sister, Opal Atwood of Somerset; and three grandchildren.

"Services will be noon Saturday at South Fork Baptist Church. Burial will be in South Fork Cemetery.

"Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at Ulrich Filter Funeral Home."

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), Thursday, February 26, 1998


"STANFORD- Services for Ersie Brown Coleman, 93, of Star Avenue, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home by Rev. Henderson Goins. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Casey County.

"She died Wednesday in Stanford.

"Born June 18, 1904, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late David V. and Leona Shelton Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of South Fork Baptist Church, Casey County. She was the widow of Virgil Coleman.

"Survivors include three daughters, Hazel Foster of Stanford, Anna L. Griffin of Waynesburg, and Violet Kidd of Stanford; three sons, Vernon Coleman and Clifford Coleman, both of Stanford, and Floyd Coleman of Hustonville; 29 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Lonzo Coleman.

"Pallbearers will be grandsons.

"Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today."

"Advocate Messenger" (Danville, KY), Friday, March 9, 2001


"LIBERTY -- Services for Opal Brown Atwood, 70, of Somerset, formerly of Liberty, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Matthew Dalton.

"Burial will be in Casey County Memorial Gardens.

"She died Wednesday in Somerset.

"Born Aug. 14, 1930, in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Roosevelt and Elizie Lawless Brown.

"She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of Calvary Separate Baptist Church in Nancy.

"Survivors include her husband, Dewey Atwood; a son, Bruce Atwood of Somerset; a daughter, Sue Ellen Johnson of Liberty; four brothers, Marvin and Lester Brown, both of Liberty, and Otha and Lewis Brown, both of Russell Springs; and four grandchildren.

"Pallbearers will be Doug and Dan Johnson, Aaron Atwood, Wendell Minton, Albert Polston and Rodney Haggard.

"Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today."

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), Wednesday, October 25, 1995 


"CRAB ORCHARD- Services for Lonzo Coleman, 68, of Crab Orchard are at 2 p.m. Thursday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by Brother Clifton Clayborn. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.

"He died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

"Born April 12, 1927, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Virgil and Earsie Brown Coleman. He was a retired farmer and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

"Survivors include a son, Arvin Coleman of Stanford; four daughters, Ersie Yocum of Stanford, Bertha Anderson of Junction City, Rose Brock of Hustonville and Ruth Dalton of Harrodsburg; three brothers, Vernon, Clifford and Floyd Coleman, all of Stanford; three sisters, Hazel Foster and Violet Kidd, both of Stanford, and Anna Griffin of Waynesburg; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

"Pallbearers will be Keith and Gary Campbell, Bruce Yocum, Brad Anderson, Donald Brock and Rickey Owens.

"Visitation is after 6 p.m. today."

"Kentucky Post" (Covington, KY), Saturday, January 2, 1999


"Edgar L. Elmore had a simple philosophy of life: 'I pay my bills and treat the other fellow the way I want to be treated,' he once said.

"It served the Boone County farmer and sawmill operator well. Mr. Elmore of Walton, died Thursday afternoon in Woodspoint Nursing Home, Florence, at the age of 97.

"Mr. Elmore worked until he was past 90, making tobacco sticks, barn timbers and other specialty items at his saw mill on Salem Road. He cut enough tobacco sticks, Mr. Elmore claimed, to build a picket fence all the way around Boone County.

"His sawmill didn't have a name, and he didn't solicit business. Farmers throughout Boone and Kenton counties sought him out when they needed tobacco sticks or other timber cut to order. 'I know everybody in Boone County, and everybody knows me,' he related.

"Mr. Elmore once broke both arms in a fall but said that having his arms in casts barely slowed his pace of farm work. 'I cut and baled 1,700 pounds of hay with both arms in casts. When it was time to take the casts off, one was already about worn off,' he had said.

"A native of Casey County, Mr. Elmore came to this area to work in a Cincinnati can factory. He returned to farming in the 1940s and soon added the sawmill because he needed wood for repairs to his own barn. A fire shut him down at one point, but he was soon back in business.

"Mr. Elmore was reluctant to give up his enterprise. 'I've been working 16, 18 hours a day most of my life. I ain't going to retire,' he said. 'I don't accomplish as much as I used to. I'm getting too old. But I keep busy. I know my time is about over, but I ain't going to sit down and hurry it up either.'

"Mr. Elmore was a member of Walton Christian Church. His wife, Bessie Elmore, died in 1971. A son, Charles Elmore, died in 1998.

"Survivors include daughters, Agnes Pruitt of Florence, Imogene Pennington of Walton, and Pauline Anderson and Maureen Vaughn, both of Union; sons, Eugene Elmore of Union and Russell Elmore of Elkhart, Texas; 17 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

"Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, Walton. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill."