Henry County Obituary Records -
These records are a PARTIAL extract of the Henry County Local (HCL) Obituaries. These records range from the early 1900's to the present day and were Submitted By: the contributor listed below. Not all the obituaries contained during the years of the newspaper have been extracted. Please use this information as a starting point for your own research.
This Page was Updated Sunday, May 13, 2012 01:57 PM
Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith
William H. “Bill” Reed, 68, died Saturday, March 19, 2011. He was a retired band director and the husband of Bennie Kay Smith Reed. Born in Mercer County, December 1, 1942, he was the son of the late Hugh Ellsworth and Lois Lancaster Rue Reed. Mr. Reed was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Reed served in Boyle, Oldham and Henry Counties as an elementary, middle and high school band director for 25 years.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters: Becky Reed Schmidt and Terri Jo Thomas; one brother: Ronald H. (Martha) Reed; two brothers-in-law: Joseph Mack (Carol) Smith and Terry (Debbie) Smith; three grandchildren: Mikalah, Alex and Chris Schmidt and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at St. Leo Catholic. Father Danny Schwenderman and Father Dan Noll will officiate. Interment was in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Henry County Local March 23, 2011
Cora Della Rice, 49, of Campbellsburg, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital, Louisville.
She is survived by her daughter: Candace Collins, Campbellsburg; and her parents: Hobert and Betty Harris Rice of Adair County.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 28th, at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Interment was in the Port Royal Cemetery.
Henry County Local February 2, 2011
Flossie M. Roberts, 88, of Louisville, died Saturday, April 5, 2003 at Norton Audubon Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Ezra Calvin and Guyeula Poe Satterwhite, a homemaker and a Baptist.
She is survived by a daughter: Lizzie R. Brown, Shelbyville; three brothers: Vernon Satterwhite, Pleasureville, Calvin Satterwhite, Simpsonville and Riley Satterwhite, Frankfort; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Newton Roberts, Jr.; a son: Richard Jack Roberts and a daughter: Ida Bell Roberts Hedges.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. at Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Rev. Delbert Butts officiated. Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery., Shelbyville.
Henry County Local April 9, 2003
Orva Lee Roberts, Sr., 77, of Louisville, formerly of Smithfield, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Audubon Hospital. He was the son of the late Ora L. and Rachel Casey Roberts, a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, a retired corrections officer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, former mayor of Pleasureville and a Kentucky Colonel.
He is survived by two sons: Orva Lee Roberts, Jr., Elmburg and Rev. Robin Dale Roberts, Louisville; two daughters: Mrs. Lana (Michael) Martin, Louisville and Mrs. Christy (Marvin) Morris, Frankfort; three sisters: Josephine MaGruder and Catherine Long, both of Pleasureville and Ora Elizabeth Barton, Taylorsville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife: Beverly Ginder Roberts and a son: Nicky Glen Roberts.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 5th at 1:00 p.m. at Sholar Funeral Home in Pleasureville. Rev. Robin Roberts, Pastor of the Turners Station Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Betti Rich Coleman. Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Henry County Local April 9, 2003
Dolores J. Robison, 78, of Carrollton, died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Ray Montgomery and Bernice Mirine Dunaway Montgomery.
She is survived by her husband: Herman Robison, Jr., Carrollton; three daughters: Melissa Nelson and Brenda Robison, both of Louisville and Carol Kincaid, Carrollton; and two sons: Ron Robison and Randall Robison, both of Carrollton.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 14th, at Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg. Rev. Jason Owenby of the English Baptist Church and Rev. Drew Oakley of the Campbellsburg Methodist Church officiated. Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.
Henry County Local March 16, 2011
Joyce D. Ratcliff, 73, of Shelbyville, died Monday, September 5, 2011 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Louis Jefferson and Aline Fishback Perkins.
She is survived by her husband: Harold E. Ratcliff; her son: James E. Griffin, Milton; her daughters: Alice D. Schaffer, Shelbyville; Ellen L. Moore, Eminence and Janet Moctezuma, Finchville.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 8th, at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Rev. Joel League officiated. Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery.
Henry County Local September 14, 2011
Linden Jay Roberts, 80, of Eminence, died Monday, August 22, 2011, at Homestead Nursing Center in Ne3w Castle. Son of the late Bill and Lena Arnold Roberts, he retired from GE with 36 years of service. He was a member of the Eminence United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife: Anna Mae Hacker Roberts, Stinnett; two daughters: Jacquelyn LaFollette and husband, Max, Louisville and Sherry Troxell, Eminence; and one sister: Jone Huggins, Columbia, MO.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24th, at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Lee Hacker officiated. Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Henry County Local August 24, 2011
McKinnley Roberts, 77, died at his home in Bethlehem on March 21, 1974.
Survivors include his wife: Bertha Roberts; three sons: Johnny Bell Roberts, Bedford, Clay Roberts, Pleasureville, and Estill Roberts, Madison, IN; one daughter: Dorothy Wright, Port Royal; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one brother: Fred Roberts, Bethlehem.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 24th, at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville. Rev. Howard Sewell officiated. Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Henry County Local April 11, 1974
Ruby Dean Rock, 45, of Eminence, was fatally wounded, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the home of her nephew in Clarksville, IN.
Mrs. Rock was employed by the Henry County Cli8nic where she had served as a nurse for several years.
She is survived by her husband: R. G. Rock, Eminence; one son: Michael Thomas Chism, Eminence; one daughter: Debra Frasher, Durham, NC; three step-sons: David, Robin and Terry Rock, all of Louisville; two step daughters: Kimberly and Amy Rock, both of Louisville; one granddaughter; mother and father: Mr. and Mrs. Florian C. Ayres; grandmother: Mrs. Jake Ayres; one brother: Florian E. Ayres, Eminence; two sisters: Mary Goode, Bedford and Lois Downs, New Albany, IN.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Sunday at Ricketts Funeral Home, Eminence. Father Leo Craycroff, of Ormsby Village, officiated. Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.
Henry County Local April 4, 1974
Belle Rogers, 63, of Eminence, died Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle.
She is survived by two sons: Jamie Hardin, Radcliffe and Marvin Trail, Shelbyville; one daughter: Diane Hardin, Florida; step-father: James Rogers, Crestwood; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 9th, at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Rev. Michael Duncan, Pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiated. Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.
Henry County Local August 10, 2011
Dr. Layton "Mickey" Rouse, 93, a retired dentist who was the first University of Kentucky men's basketball letterman to have his jersey retired, died Saturday, April 14 2012, at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in Henry County.
Dr. Rouse was a 6-foot 1-inch guard for UK from 1938 through 1940.
He was captain of the team and an All-Southeastern Conference player during his final season. At the annual banquet that year, Coach Adolph Rupp surprised him by presenting him with his entire uniform, according to the UK media guide.
Russell Rice, a longtime sports information director at UK, said that after Rupp retired Dr. Rouse's jersey, "I asked him why, and Rupp said, 'leadership.'"
"Mickey wasn't a great scorer," Rice said. "He was the kingpin."
He scored 353 points and played in 57 games during his three years on the team.
Rice said he talked with Dr. Rouse at the UK Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2005.
"He was most gracious, very friendly and true blue all the way," Rice said. "He was so pleased that he was being inducted."
After graduating from UK, Dr. Rouse, a native of Ludlow, earned a degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. The son of a dentist, he practiced dentistry for 40 years and retired from his practice in Carrollton in 1982.
Dr. Rouse also was a U.S. Army veteran who repaired servicemen's teeth on troop carriers in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison, Ind.
He is survived by his wife, Betsy Rouse, of New Castle, and two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Charles Meng of Lexington and Mary Louise and Rick Schepman of New Castle.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Prewitt Funeral Home in New Castle. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Lexington Herald-Leader (April 16, 2012)