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 Tuesday, May 21, 2013 01:19 PM

Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

Chester H. “Bud” Adler, Jr.

 

          Chester H. “Bud” Adler, Jr., 71, of Pleasureville, died Friday, February 15, 2013.  He was born in Henry County and was the son of the late Chester Adler, Sr. and Blanche Baxter Adler.  He was a retired butcher for Swift Meat Packing Company where he worked for 29 years sand was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

          He is survived by his wife: Virginia Preston Adler, Pleasureville; one daughter: Lisa Adler, Eminence; one son: Kevin Glenn (Patricia) Adler, Pleasureville; one stepson: Michael J. Watkins, Jasper, IN; three stepdaughters: Barbara Spies, Shelbyville, Patricia Adler, Pleasureville and Stephanie Watkins, Shelbyville; three brothers: Froman Adler, Shelbyville, Hubert Ray Adler, Kansas and Ronnie Adler, Pleasureville; one sister: Viola “Toots” Coleman, Louisville; one foster grandchild: Connor Bohannon; seven step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Barnes and Ruth Bohannon.

            Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 19th at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Brad Jennings, Pastor of the Elmburg Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Defoe Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    February 20, 2013     

 

 

Joe A. Akers

 

          Joe L. Akers, 75, of Bethlehem, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.  Son of the late Joseph and Pearlie Dean Akers, he was the owner/operator of Lakeview Nursery.  He was the previous owner of Spruce Hill Nursery in Louisville.  Joe was a member of the Pleasureville Baptist Church. 

            He is survived by his wife: Norma Jo Akers, Bethlehem; three sisters: Viola Harris, Norma Jean Akers and Lora Akers, all of Pineville; one brother: Lester Akers, Bethlehem; dear friend: Wanda Baker, Pleasureville; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 1st at the Pleasureville Baptist Church.  Rev. Jerry Anderson, pastor, officiated, assisted by Bro. Ed Berry and Rev. Nick Coleman.  Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Henry County Local    March 6, 2013

 

 

Betty Jo Aldridge

 

          Betty Jo Aldridge, 71, of Pleasureville, died Friday, January 11, 2013 at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange.  She was the daughter of the late Rogeer and Flora Gulley Aldridge.

            She is survived by one sister: Joan Aldridge Rieselman, North Independence.

            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15th at Sholar Funeral Home in Pleasureville.  Rev. David Rayborn, Pastor of the Providence Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    January 16, 2013

 

 

W. V. Aldridge

 

          W. V. Aldridge, 78, who was making his home with his son, Jack Aldridge, at Elmburg, died at the Frankfort Hospital at 12:15 p.m., Monday.

            Funeral services were conducted at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville, at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Roud Shaw officiated.

            He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Velvin Teeters, New Castle and Mrs. Austin Downey, Hatton, KY.; two sons: Charlie Aldridge, Eminence and Jack Aldridge, Elmburg; two sisters: Mrs. Sam Kelley and Mrs. Lottie Bennett, both of Lockport; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Henry County Local    January 31, 1947

 

 

Betty Allison

 

          Betty F. Allison, 84, of New Castle, formerly of Radcliff, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Jefferson Place Nursing Home in Louisville after a short illness.  Daughter of the late Harold and Mary Freeman Floyd, she was a homemaker and a farmer.  Betty retired as a registered nurse after graduating from the Kentucky Baptist School of Nursing.  She was a member of the New Castle Baptist Church.  Betty was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Allison.

            She is survived by one son: John F. Allison, New Castle; two sisters: Mary Cobb Asente and Nancy Bland, both of Lebanon; sister-in-law: Dorothy Jane Moloney, Lexington and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 12th at the New Castle First Baptist Church.  Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Henry County Local    March 13, 2013

 

 

Mabel Baer

 

          Mabel Baer, 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Baer of Pleasureville, died at the Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Tuesday night of burns received when her dress caught fire while building a fire at her home Tuesday morning.

          Her mother endeavored to smother the burning clothing and suffered severe burns.  She was taken to the Shelbyville Hospital and was returned to her home Wednesday.

            The child is survived by her parents; one sister: Mary Elizabeth Baer and one brother: Ernest Edward Baer.

            Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. R. T. Wilson officiated.  Burial was in the Bevarly Burying Ground near Gratz.

 

Henry County Local    January 31, 1947

 

 

Harvey Baxter

 

          Harvey “Junior” Baxter, Jr., 78, of Eminence, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was the son of the late Harvey and pearl Lindell Baxter.

            He is survived by his wife: Christine Woods Baxter, New Castle; two daughters: Brenda Kelley, Shelbyville and Linda Downey, Cub Run; one son: Larry Baxter, Shelbyville; and one step-daughter: Susan Davis, Richmond.

            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 8th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Carl Rucker of Campbellsburg officiated.  Interment was in the Smithfield Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    March 13, 2013

 

 

Benjamin Bentley

         

            Benjamin Ernest Bentley, 49, of Kodak, TN, formerly of Pendleton, died Sunday, March 10, 2013.  He was the son of the late Robert S. Bentley and Ruby Morgan Bentley.

            He is survived by his daughter: Jenna Bender Swaney, Washington; two step-children: Angela Speaks, Gann, TN and David Speaks, Georgia.

            A private memorial service will be held.

 

Henry County Local    April 10, 2013

 

 

Lawrence Brierly

 

          Lawrence L. Brierly, 82, of Port Royal, died Sunday, July 14, 2002 at his residence.  He was the son of the late Roberta and Maude Clark Brierly, a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, a Kentucky Colonel, a retired employee after twenty years at the State Reformatory, LaGrange and a member of the Drennon Christian Church.

            He is survived by his wife: Lula Mae Phillips Brierly, Port Royal; two daughters: Mary Leslie Brierly, Shelbyville and Marcella (Chris) Rusch, Bardstown; one sister: Ann Fitzgerald, Eminence; one brother: Albert Brierly, Campbellsburg; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; two step-daughters and two step-sons.

            Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesaday, July 16th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Jesse Baxter, chaplain of the Masonic Homes, Shelbyville, officiated.  Interment was in the Franklinton Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    July 17, 2002

 

 

Thelma Brierly

 

          Thelma M. Brierly, 82, of Bedford died Saturday, August 3, 2002 at her residence.  She was a native of Henry County, raised by Dale and Betty Mosley and a member of the poplar Ridge Baptist Church.

            She is survived by two step-sons: Dennis Brierly and Ira Brierly, both of Bedford; one step-daughter: Betty Heaton, Milton; two sisters: Glen Rose Givens, Auburn and Louise Quickert, Drennon; nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 6th at Ransdell Funeral Home, Bedford.  Bro. Cecil Fisher officiated.  Burial was in the Bedford IOOF Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    August 7, 2002

 

 

James Brown

 

          James (Brad) Brown, 65, of LaGrange, died Saturday, January 3, 2004, at his residence after a short illness.  He was a native of Cumberland, Maryland, the son of the late Elvice and Louise Grundy Brown, a U. S. Navy Veteran, an electrician by trade for forty years, and a Catholic.

            He is survived by his wife: Phyllis Stotts Brown, LaGrange; two daughters: Shannon (Les) Lucas, New Albany, IN and Valerie (Charles) Grigsby, Campbellsburg; one son: Michael Brown, Louisville; and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother.

            Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 6th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. John Shoulta, St. John’s Catholic Church, Eminence, officiated, assisted by Rev. Lynn Gant, Hospice of Louisville Chaplain.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    January 7, 2004

 

 

Harvey Rondal Bruce

 

            Harvey Rondal Bruce, 79, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013.  He was born in Port Royal, on Tuesday, October 10, 1933 and was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Rose Taylor Bruce.

            Harvey was a barber for over fifty years, a Navy Veteran and a member of the Masonic Home Lodge.

            He is survived by his wife of 58 years: Joyce Bruce; sister: Cleo Janes; children: Richelle Burress, Steven (Terry), timothy (Tammy) and Gary (Theresa) Bruce; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

            His funeral was at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 22nd at the Fern Creek Baptist Church.  Entombment was in the Resthaven Mausoleum, Louisville.

 

Courier Journal     March 20, 2013

 

 

Inez Bruce

 

          Inez “Mom” Powell Bruce, 80, of Henry County, formerly of Oldham County, died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at Norton Suburban Hospital.  She was a native of Irvine, a homemaker and a Methodist.

            She is survived by one son: Willie J. Bruce, Sr., LaGrange; two daughters: Doris J. Sturgeon, LaGrange and Sherry A. Pennington, Henry County; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.m. Tuesday, July 3rxd, at Arch L. Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Terry Faris, Covenant United Methodist Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange.

 

Henry County Local    August 4, 2001

 

 

Mary Bruner

 

          Mary Catherine Hortenberry Bruner, 84, of Jeffersontown, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.  She was the daughter of the late William and Anna Mae Blossom Shoemaker Hortenberry, a homemaker and a member of the Olive Branch United Methodist Church.

            She is survived by eight daughters: Shirley Bodkin, Gulfport, FL, Wanda Baker, Pleasureville, Phyllis Yost, Emmons MN, Diana Wilson, New Albany, IN, Darlene Kampschaefer, Crestwood, Paula Carey, Jeffersontown, Terry Laverty, Radcliff and Karen Willen, Louisville; three sons: Donald Bruner, Fort Worth, TX, Larry Burner, Louisville and Dale Bruner, Spencer County; thirty-one grandchildren; fifty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Oakley Bruner and one son, Robert Bruner.

            Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 1st at Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. Tommy Baker officiated.  Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    March 6, 2002

 

 

Edwin N. Bryant

 

          Edwin N. Bryant, 72, of Eminence, died Monday, September 30, 2002 at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was the son of the late Levi S. and Lorene Ewing Bryant, a retired farmer and Rural Postal Carrier for twenty-five years, former supervisor at Henry County Soil Conservation, a member of the IOOF Lodge #140 and Masonic Lodge #282.

            He is survived by his wife: Alma R. Bryant; daughter: Beth Bryant (Robert) Keiser; two sons: Ralph L. (Terina) Bryant and Edwin Allan (Mary) Bryant and six grandchildren, all of Eminence.  He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lauren Beth Edwards.

            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 2nd at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  The funeral was officiated by: Rev. Buford Cobb, Crestwood and assisted by Rev. Robert Jesse Fields, Associate Pastor of the Eminence First Baptist Church, Claude “Skip” Berry, Eminence and Rev. John Bland, Pastor of Cropper Christian Church.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    October 2, 2002

 

 

Morris Bryant

 

          Morris W. Bryant, 73, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, September 8, 2002 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.  He was a native of Henry County, the son of the late Noble Forest and Grace Kelly Bryant, served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, a retired medical technologist from Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for over thirty years, and a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church.

            He is survived by his wife: Patsy C. Bryant, Shelbyville; one son: Michael Warren Bryant, Shelbyville; two daughters: Patty Bryant Ethington and Karen Bryant Wood, both of Shelbyville; one brother: Fred C. Bryant, Paradise, CA; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

            Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 11th at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. Buddy Coleman and Dr. Lowell Ogden officiated.  Burial was in the Point Pleasant Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    September 18, 2002

 

 

Don Bryner

 

          Donald L. Bryner, 65, of Smithfield, formerly of Louisville, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.  He was a native of Pennsylvania, the son of the late Erman and Elverna Bryner, a retired Jefferson County Police Officer and a member of the Spencer Christian Church.

            He is survived by his wife: Carol Stevenson Bryner, Smithfield; one son: Greg Bryner, Louisville; two sisters: Evelyn Nosker and Darlene Watson, both of Louisville; and two brothers: Larry and Bruce Bryner, both of Louisville.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Teri Lea Bryner.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, October 19th at Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home, Louisville.  Burial was in the Resthaven Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    November 7, 2001    

 

 

Lanier Burchett

 

          Lanier S. Burchett, 77, of Eminence, died Thursday, January 31, 2002 at Hospice & Palliative Care of Louisville after an illness.  He was a native of Russell County, the son of the late Leo and Ella Shackleford Burchett, a WWII Veteran of U.S. Coast Guard, retired vice pre4sident of the Farmers Deposit Bank with twenty years of service, a member of the Eminence Masonic Lodge #282 and the Eminence United Methodist Church.

            He is survived by his wife: Lynn Stone Burchett, Eminence; one son: Stephen Bradley Burchett, Elizabethtown; one step-daughter: Kim (Jim) Daughterty, Eminence; one step-son: Warren Stone, Eminence; two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Avanell S. Burchett.

            Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 3rd at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home.  Rev. Michael Duncan, Pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Garry Polston, Pastor of the Eminence United Methodist Church.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    February 6, 2002

 

 

Freda Burdine

 

          Freda Burdine,78, of Charlotte, NC, died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at Hunter Woods Nursing Center.  She was a native of Pleasureville, the daughter of the late Thomas Frederick and Lola Douglas Beutel, a registered nurse and a member of the University Hills Baptist Church.

            She is survived by two daughters: Rebecca Jean (Ed) Hultgren, Walnut Creek, CA and Lynda Ann (Jim) Eller, Wasilla, AK; two sons: Jim Burdine, St. Paul, MN and John William Burdine, Eminence and ten grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James Theodore Burdine, Jr.

            Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15th at University Hills Baptist Church.  Dr. Philip M. Young officiated, assisted by Rev. Howard Cobble.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    January 16, 2002

 

 

William Butts

 

          William David Butts, 67, of Campbellsburg, died Friday, March 1, 2002 at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was a native of Shelby County, the son of the late Ottis and Venua Clark Butts, a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired guard from the Kentucky State Reformatory and a member of DAV Chapter #155 and the New Castle Christian Church.

            He is Survived by his wife: Leah Lorene Yeary Butts, Campbellsburg; three sons: Joe Butts, Tim Butts and Mike Butts, all of Campbellsburg; two daughters: Beth Ann Davis, Shelbyville and Becky Bosse, Louisville; three brothers: John Butts, Mt. Eden, Garnett Butts, Glasgow and Jack Butts, Georgetown; two sisters: Ophelia Martin, Waddy and Rayma Watts, Hodgenville; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson.  He was preceded in death by a grandson.

            Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 4th at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Hayward Yeary, Pastor of the Union Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Jesse Baxter and Rev. Robin Roberts.  Burial was in the Defoe Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    March 6, 2002

 

 

Jean Metz Buckley

 

          Jean Metz Buckley, 64, of New Castle, died Sunday, March 3, 2002 at the Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle.  She was a native of Jefferson County and a member of the New Castle United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Karl Elwaine and Gertrude Alcorn Metz.

            She is survived by her husband: Bill Buckley, New Castle; one daughter: Lynn (William) Adams, New Castle; two sons: Eric Buckley and Josh Buckley, both of New Castle; a daughter-in-law: Renee Buckley, New Castle; and five grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 6th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Garry Polston, Pastor of the New Castle United Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    March 6, 2002

 

 

Gene Cameron

 

          Gene Cameron, 63, of Pleasureville, died Monday, March 11, 2002 at his residence after an illness.  He was a native of Moulton, AL, the son of the late Aubrey and Annie Loney Cameron, a retired self employed master logger and a Baptist.

            He is survived by his wife: Martha Craiger Cameron, Pleasureville; two daughters: Angela Cameron, Frankfort and Michelle Cameron, Lexington and two grandsons.

            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 13th at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Bill Brumley, Hospice Chaplain, officiated.  Cremation followed.

 

            Henry County Local    March 13, 2002

 

 

Bertha Carpenter

 

          Bertha “Bert” Carpenter, 99, of Lexington, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.  She was a native of Henry County, the daughter of the late George and Almira Hawn Carpenter, a member of the WACC during WWII and the Korean War, a switchboard operator for the U.S. Government, and a member of the LaGrange Methodist Church.

            She is survived by eight nieces and four nephews.

            Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 13th at Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Dr. Michael Hamrick officiated.  Interment was in the Louisville Memorial Gardens East.

 

Henry County Local    July 18, 2001

 

 

Ellis Carpenter

 

          Ellis Carpenter, 96, of LaGrange, formerly of New Castle, died Saturday, September 15, 2001 at Homestead Nursing Ce3nter, New Castle.  He was a native of Henry County, the son of the late J. B. and Ruth Coblin Carpenter, a retired farmer and a member of the LaGrange Christian Church.

            He is survived by one daughter: Nancy (Gene) Jones, Carrollton; one son: Charles Carpenter, Bedford; one step-daughter: Betty Jane Mueller, LaGrange; one sister: Antoinette (Charles) Gardner, Carrollton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one step-grandson and three step-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 18th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Rick Coleman, Pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    September 19, 2001

 

 

George Carpenter, Jr.

 

          George Earl Carpenter, Jr., 55, of Smithfield, died Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville at Audubon.  He was the son of the late George Earl Carpenter, Sr., a retired supervisor at Clarke American Corporation, Louisville for 34 years, and a member of the LaGrange Christian Church.

            He is survived by his wife: Rhonda Marie Whitaker Carpenter, Smithfield; his mother: Hildred Stewart Carpenter, New Castle; one sister: Pat F. (Henry) Watson, jr., Louisville; one brother: Mike Carpenter, Huntsville, AL; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Lin Powell officiated, assisted by Rev. Jim Ivey, Chaplain Baptist East Hospital and Rev. Nick Coleman, Sulphur.  Interment was in the Louisville Memorial Gardens East, Louisville.

 

Henry County Local    November 14, 2001

 

 

Mildred Carr

 

          Mildred Baugh Carr, 85, of New Castle, died Monday, March 4, 2002 at Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle.  She was a native of Logan County, the daughter of the late Henry William and Elsie Adler Baugh and a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church.

            She is survived by one daughter: Mary Faye Carr, Louisville and one sister: Olene Henderson, Lewisburg.

            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Carl Rucker, Pastor of the Port Royal Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    March 6, 2002

 

 

Glenda P. Carson

 

          Glenda P. Carson, 52, of Eminence, died Thursday, January 24, 2002 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville after a long illness.  She was a former employee of Eminence Shoppers Mart for 18 years and the daughter of the late L. D. Carson.

            She is survived by her mother: Elizabeth brown Carson, Eminence; one sister: Alice (Estill) “Katie” Devore, Smithfield; two brothers: Nealen Carson and Alan Carson, sr., both of Eminence; three nieces: Sarah Clark, Campbellsburg, Lodema Barnes and Delilah Devore, both of Smithfield; one nephew: Alan Carson, Jr., Eminence; two great-nieces: Kaitlyn Clark, Campbellsburg and Marta Rangel, Smithfield and one great-nephew: William Clark, Campbellsburg.  She was preceded in death by her niece, Christina Carson.

            Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 28th at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home.  Rev. Ron Laughlin, Pastor of the Port Royal United Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    January 30, 2002