Casey  County Obituaries


Casey County Obituaries

Contributed By: Rochelle Riordan

"Advocate Messenger" (Danville, KY), June 27, 2001

   "Marcella Elmore

"SOMERSET -- Helen Louise "Marcella" Elmore, 62, of Kings Mountain died Sunday at her home.

"Born Nov. 8, 1938, in Casey County, she was a daughter of Geretha Buis Elmore and the late Ethridge Elmore.

"She was a homemaker and a member of Eubank Church of Christ.

"Survivors include her former husband, Ralph Leigh; three daughters, Melinda Sheene and Kim May, both of Yosemite, and Debbie Hamm of Middleburg; three brothers, Jimmy Elmore of Elmwood, Ohio, Bob Elmore and Denton Elmore, both of Grove Ridge; two sisters, Virginia Roy of Independence and Wanda McAninch of West Chester, Ohio; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

"A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Eubank Church of Christ by Harold Carter and Ferlin Price.

"There will be no visitation."

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), Tuesday, October 4, 1983


"STANFORD- Frank Land, 73, of Hustonville, died Monday at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital.

"He was born in Casey County and was a retired sexton of Hustonville Cemetery. He belonged to Hustonville Christian Church.

"Survivors include his wife, Della Land of Hustonville; a son, James L. Land of Shepherdsville; a daughter, Doris Davis of Stanford; a brother, Hartford Land of Indianapolis; a sister, Naoma Powers of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

"Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Morgan and Fox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

"Visitation will be at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday."

"Advocate Messenger" (Danville, KY), Friday, January 2, 2004

 Della Land

"MORELAND - Services for Della Mae Leathers Land, 92, formerly of Hustonville, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

"She died Wednesday at Stanford House nursing home.

"Born July 5, 1911, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late George P. and Mary F. Roberts Leathers. She was a homemaker and a member of Slate Hill Methodist Church. She was the widow of Franklin P. Land.

"Survivors include by a daughter, Doris Davis of Stanford; a sister, Elizabeth Mullins of Danville; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

"Pallbearers will be Josh Peck, Randy Hale, Cody Terry, Kanzi Takayama, John Walters, Drew Terry, Jimmy Teater and Jamison Teater.

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

"Memorials may go to the American Cancer Society."

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), Tuesday, February 21, 1995


"MORELAND- William Barkley Leathers, 80, of Hustonville died Monday at his residence.

"Born Sept. 2, 1914 in Casey County, he was the son of the late George and Mary Roberts Leathers. He was a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church of Moreland. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Myrtle Smith Leathers.

"Survivors include one daughter, Mary Belle Lawson of Moreland; two sisters, Della Land of Hustonville and Elizabeth Mullins of Danville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

"Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Clay Hughes. Burial with military rites by Caswell Saufley American Legion Post 18, Stanford, will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

"Pallbearers will be David Lawson, Jr., Don and David Meade, James Land, Ronald Baird, and Donnie Leathers.

"Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday."

"Advocate Messenger" (Danville, KY), March 12, 2002 

  "Cecil A. Luttrell

"LIBERTY -- Cecil A. Luttrell, 74, of Russell Springs died Monday at his home.

"Born Oct. 5, 1927, in Casey County, he was the son of the late John M. and Emma Southerland Luttrell. He was a retired farmer and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Jenny's Chapel United Methodist Church and the widower of Elfrieda Minton Luttrell.

"Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Hill of Russell Springs; two sons, Cecil Luttrell Jr. of Liberty and Marshall Luttrell of Cincinnati; a brother, Arnold Luttrell of Liberty; and a grandson.

"Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jenny's Chapel Methodist Church by Clifford Dehart. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites by Casey County Funeral Squad.

"Visitation is after 5 p.m. today."

"The Daily Reporter" (Greenfield, IN), Monday, July 28, 1980


"Ancil T. McDonald, 71, 804 S. State St., died Friday at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.

"Mr. McDonald was born June 12, 1909 in Casey County, Ky., the son of the late Ranzy M. and Della Patterson McDonald. He had been a resident of Greenfield for 40 years.

"A retired employee of RCA, Indianapolis, Mr. McDonald was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

"Surviving are his wife, Ethel Haste McDonald; two daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Coline) Coil, Maxwell, and Mrs. William (Alice) Urich, Florida; a son, Berlin McDonald, Greenfield; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

"Also surviving are a brother Arvil McDonald, Lindon; a sister, Naomi Harris, Stockwell; and a half-sister, Gertrude Ellis, Deputy.

"Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield, with the Rev. Raymond Ford officiating. Burial will following Park Cemetery.

"Friends may call anytime.

"If desired, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart Fund."

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), Friday, December 20, 2002

 "Betty R. Sanders

"RUSSELL SPRINGS -- Betty Rose Sanders, 68, of Dunnville died Thursday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

"She was a librarian and the widow of William Delain Sanders.

"Survivors include four daughters, Wilma Thomas and Carla Jo Elmore, both of Harrodsburg, Glenda Turner of Somerset and Theresa Walters of Richmond; three granddaughters; and a companion, Marlow Luttrell of Dunnville.

"Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery on Thomas Ridge in Casey County.

"Visitation is after 5 p.m. Friday."

"Shelbyville News" (Shelbyville, IN), Tuesday, October 13, 1970


"Esto McDonald, 80, 619 W. South St., died today at 4:00 a.m. at Major Hospital, where he had been a patient nine days. He had been in failing health two years.

"A resident of Shelbyville since 1912, Mr. McDonald was a retired cabinetmaker and was employed at Admiral Corporation 15 years. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of the Eagles and Odd Fellows Lodges.

"Born in Casey County, Ky., Nov. 22, 1889, Mr. McDonald was the son of John W. and Mahalia (Shaw) McDonald. In 1937 he married Bertha Schott, who survives.

"Also surviving are two children, Mrs. Charles (Lucille) Eads, and William McDonald, Green Bay, Wis.; Three step-daughters, Mrs. Howard (Anne) Huffman and Mrs. Mae Bruner, Shelbyville, and Mrs. Stewart (Helen) Crosby, Waldron, three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.

 "Others are four brothers and sisters, Luther McDonald, Windsor, Ky., Earl McDonald, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Archie (Nettie) Smith, Shelbyville, and Mrs. Stella Phillips, Springfield, Ky. Three sisters and a brother preceded in death.

 "Services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Murphy Mortuary, with the Rev. Jack E. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Bennett Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday."

"Kentucky Post" (Covington, KY), Thursday, January 4, 1962 (Page 19K)


"Services for Mrs. Eva Dorn, 78, who died Wednesday at her home, 803 West Oak street, Ludlow, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bullock Funeral Home, Ludlow. Burial will be in Belleview Cemetery, Danville.

"Mrs. Dorn, ill a long time, was a native of Casey County.

"She leaves six daughters, Mrs. Emma Stephens, Mrs. Montie Arwood, Mrs. Marie Rayborn, Mrs. Fay Herzog and Mrs. Stella Stephens, all of Ludlow, and Mrs. Edna Arcaro, Long Beach, Cal.; a son, Donald Dorn, Los Angeles, and five grandchildren."

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), Friday, August 15, 2003

      "Geneva E. Cochran

"LIBERTY - Geneva E. Cochran, 87, of Ky. 910 died Wednesday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

"Born Sept. 16, 1915, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late James and Desda Roy McDonald.

"She was a homemaker, a member of 910 Full Gospel Church and the widow of Simon Cochran.

"Survivors include a daughter, Rosalee Murphy of Liberty; two sisters, Edra Bernard and Lillian Byrd, both of Dunnville; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

"She was preceded in death by a son, Eugene D. Cochran.

"Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at 910 Full Gospel Church by Mike Howell.

 "Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

 "Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church."

"Advocate-Messenger" (Danville, KY), July 15, 1996


"LIBERTY - James Clyde McDonald, 79, of Liberty Route 6, died Saturday at Liberty Care Center. Born Dec. 16, 1916, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Seth and Louisa Elmore McDonald. He was a retired Kentucky Highway Department employee, a farmer and former funeral director. He was a member of Athens Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mary Meeks McDonald; two daughters, Barbara Barlow of Cincinnati, and Vivian McQuerry of Liberty; four sons, J.D. McDonald of Woodbury, Tenn., and Dale, Larry and Gary McDonald, all of Liberty; a brother, F.D. McDonald of Liberty; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. today at McKinney-Brown Funeral home by the Revs. Thadias Eubank and Arnold Larkin. Burial will be in Poplar Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Young, Mike, Darrell, and Jeff McQuerry, Jim and Steven McDonald. Honorary pallbearers are Benita Barlow, Tammy Young, Lisa Woodrum, Sonya, Julie, Laura, Sarah, Rebecca, Loreha and Holt McDonald. Visitation is any time today before the service."

"Shelbyville News", Saturday, August 20, 1949


 "John W. McDonald Dies At Home of Daughter

 "Ill for several years from a heart ailment, John W. McDonald, age 84, of 619 E. South St., died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Archie Smith of 29 Conrey St., this morning at 3:45 o'clock.

"He was born in Casey county, Ky., May 4, 1865, a son of John W. and Lucinda (Luttrell) Mc Donald, and in January, 1888, he married Mahaley A. Shaw, who preceded him in death July 6, 1935.

"Surviving besides Mrs. Smith are another daughter, Mrs. Stella Phillips of Springfield, Ky.; three sons, Esta and Earl of Shelbyville and Luther McDonald of Windsor, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Thomas of Windsor,  Ky.;  three brothers, Virgil McDonaId of Phil, Ky.; Welby McDonaId of Waverly, Ill., and  Robert McDonald  of Rushville, Ind. Twenty-two grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren also survive.

"Mr. McDonald was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the pastor of that church,  Rev. Clarence Hager, will conduct funeral services at the late home on South St., Monday at 2:30 p.m. Burial in charge of  the Murphy Funeral hone will be held at Forest Hill and friends may call at the late home after 7:00 p.m. tonight."

(Source: McCreary County News).

 "Anna Lyons , 80, died February 17, 1962 at the Stephens Rest Home in Pine Knot. Mrs. Lyons had been an invalid for the past three years. The deceased was born January 13, 1881 in Casey County, Ky. She was married in 1898 to Clay Lyons and moved from Casey County to McCreary County in 1909. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Whitley City. Mrs. Lyons is survived by the following sons and daughters: Charlie Lyons and Mrs. Effie Meadows, Marshes Siding, Willie Lyons, Lancing Lyons, Muncie, Ind.; Everett Lyons, Mrs. Eva Eagle and Mrs. Beatrice Moses, Cincinnati, Mrs. Myrtle Harvey, Rossmoyne, Ohio. Also surviving by one sister, Mrs. Nona Wesinger, Cleveland, Ohio; thirty grandchildren, and 32 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at the Marshes Siding Baptist Church with Rev. Levi Cox in charge. Burial was in the Hickman Cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers."

"Somerset Journal", Thursday, February 1, 1940 edition

 "OWENS- Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Owens, 87, who died this morning about 7:30 o'clock at her home at Ringgold after an illness of about  a year, will be held tomorrow afternoon at the residence with the Rev. J. R. Sears officiating. Burial will be at Ringgold. She was a native of Casey County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George McDonald, but had made her home in this county about forty years. Mrs. Owens was a member of the Baptist Church and lived a Christian life. She had a host of friends who are sorrowed by her death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lyda Stringer, and five sons, Charles of Ringgold, T.D. of Aurora, Ind., Orville of Cincinnati, W.C. of Somerset, and Clyde, who made his home with his mother."

"The Somerset Journal", Thursday, August 23, 1951 edition, page 7


"Thomas Franklin Owens, 65, died at the home of his sister at 308 High Street at 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 13. He had been seriously ill for the past two months. The son of Thomas and Sara Gibson Owens, he was born in Casey County on March 7, 1886. For years Mr. Owens had traded in horses and cattle and was well known in Pulaski and surrounding counties.

"Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Cotter Avenue Church of God with the Rev. Max Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Somerset City Cemetery.

"Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Mae Owens; five sons, Harry Owens of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Leslie Carrell, Glen and Thomas Owens, Jr., all of Cincinnati; three daughters, Mrs. Relda Moore and Mrs. Louise Tellman, both of Covington and Mrs. Beatrice Knocklemann of Cincinnati, and a host of friends."

"The Somerset Journal" (Somerset, KY), Thursday, March 15, 1956


"Charlie W. Owens, 79-year-old Ringgold farmer, died Sunday at his home following an extended illness.

"A native of Casey County, Mr. Owens was born Nov. 10, 1874, the son of the late William and Rachel McDonald Owens. He had made his home in this county for the past 60 years.

"Mr. Owens married Sarah Cassada June 27, 1896 and 10 children were born to this union. He was a member of the Christian Church for many years.

"Mr. Owens is survived by his wife; eight daughters, Mrs. Della Dunning, Mrs. Jessie Waddle, Mrs. Bertha Roy, Mrs. Opal Curnayn and Mrs. Betty Feuchter, all of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Virginia Haney, Nancy, Mrs. Eva Hill, Somerset, and Mrs. Rae Hartwig, Japan; two sons, Arthur Owens, Cincinnati, and Lennie Owens, Ringgold.

"He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Lyda Stringer, Somerset; three brothers, W.C. Owens, Florida, Clyde Owens, Pleasant Hill and Arvel Owens, Newport, Ky.

"Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Ringgold Methodist Church, the Rev. L.D. Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Somerset Cemetery."