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 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:09 AM
Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith
Mary Belle Cox
Mary Belle Cox, 85, of Louisville, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at the Christian Church Campus Nursing Home, Louisville. She was the daughter of the late Ive and Maggie Cox and a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville for over 50 years.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Sunday, July 1st at Walnut Street Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8th at the Lockport Baptist Church.
Henry County Local July 4, 2001
Norman Cox, 91, of Eminence, died Monday, January 5, 2004 at his residence. He was a native of Cincinnati, OH, the son of the late Noah and Minnie Cox, a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, a retired employee of the Kentucky Highway Department, as employee of South Central Bell and attended Corinth Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife: Alice Louise Jones Cox, Eminence and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 8th at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home. Rev. Arthur Stovall, Jr., Lexington, officiated. Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.
Henry County Local January 14, 2004
George E. Coy, 56, of Campbellsburg, formerly of Shepherdsville, died Saturday, August 24, 2002 in Campbellsburg.
He was a former driver for Papa John’s Pizza and a Member of the New Liberty Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife: Mona Kaye Graham Coy; two daughters: Melissa Darlene Osborne and Katheryn Denise Ratliff; two sons: Daniel and Nathaniel Coy; five brothers: Everett, James, William, Larry and Justice Coy; five sisters: Mabel Evans, Agaline Heath, Lavena Burden, Virginia Smith and Susie Coy and five grandchildren.
Funeral service3s were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 27th at the Hilltop Baptist Church, Shepherdsville. Interment was in the Mt. Eden Cemetery. Hardy-Close Funeral Home, Shepherdsville, was in charge of arrangements.
Henry County Local September 4, 2002
Richard Eugene Cravens, Sr., 46, of Campbellsburg, died Monday, July 28, 2003 at the Audubon Hospital Hospice Unit, Louisville. He was a native of Louisville, the son of the late Marion Minyard Adkins and a building construction employee.
He is survived by his daughter: Candy Lee (Timothy) Congleton, Campbellsburg; and one son: Richard Eugene Cravens, Jr., Campbellsburg and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 30th at the Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Rev. Lynn Gant, Hospice of Louisville, officiated.
Henry County Local July 30, 2003
Melvin Cravens, 94, of Shelbyville, died Monday, February 27, 2012, at the Masonic Home in Shelbyville. He was the son of the late John and Jessie Jones Cravens.
Melvin was a retired farmer and worked for fifteen years as the farm supervisor at the Kentucky State Reformatory. He was proud of his work as a Torchbearer with Gideons International. He was a member of the Eminence Baptist Church and was formerly a member of the Port Royal Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for more than forty years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Tickey” Cravens; a son, Kerry K. Cravens; one grandson, Jason Cravens and two brothers, Eldon and Owen Blaine Cravens.
He is survived by one son: Ronald Lynn Cravens, Shelbyville and two grandchildren: Lee Cravens and Blaine Cravens.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 2nd at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Rev Michael Duncan, Pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Carl Rucker of Campbellsburg. Interment was in the Port Royal Cemetery.
Henry County Local March 7, 2012
Martha Blackburn Dale, 76, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, February 22, 2009 at her home following an extended illness. A native of Bagdad, she was the daughter of the late Rachel and Eugene Blackburn, Sr., a nursing assistant technician for the Kentucky State Training Home in Frankfort, and later at Central State Hospital in Louisville and a member of the Clay Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters: Marla Dale Hunter and Jeanne Laverne Dale; two sons: Arnold Wayne Dale and Alvin Maurice Dale, all of Shelbyville; two stepsons: Archie L. Dale, Sr. Louisville and Charles Ervin Dale, Jr., Frankfort; three sisters: Lear Ann Moore, Shelbyville, Dorothy Watson, Smithfield and Verna Maye Mayes, Louisville; three brothers: Eugene Blackburn, Jr., Shelbyville, John Blackburn, Indianapolis, IN and Kenneth Blackburn, Memphis, TN; twenty-three grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Dale, two brothers, Trix Blackburn and Due Blackburn, and two sisters: Mary Catherine Hicks and Ethelyene Johnson.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26th at the Clay Street Baptist Church. Rev. Ronald L. Holder officiated. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery, Shelbyville.
Henry County Local February 25, 2009
Charlotte “Charly” Wilson Davis, 51, of Defoe, died Thursday, February 12, 2004 at her daughter’s residence. She was a native of Hodgenville, the daughter of the late Eugene and Rachel Wilson, a cashier at Dairy Queen, Eminence and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her common-law husband: Lonnie Hardin, Eminence; one daughter: Betty Hardin, Defoe; one son: Gary Davis, Pleasureville and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 15th, at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville. Rev. Don Waterfill, New Hope Baptist Church, Shelbyville, officiated. Burial was in the Point Pleasant Cemetery.
Henry County Local February 25, 2004
Daryl L. Davis, 54, of Campbellsburg, died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the University Hospital in Louisville. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and the son of the late George Lewis and Loretta Lawson Davis.
He is survived by his wife: Joy Davis, Campbellsburg; two daughters: Alma Maddalina Easler, Grand Blanc, MI and Kaycee Davis, Campbellsburg; and one son: Damien (Ashley) Davis, Honolulu, HA.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 3rd, 2012 at the Henry Christian Church. Rev. Ed Berry officiated. Interment was in the Resthaven Memorial Park in Louisville. Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Henry County Local January 3, 2013
Harold W. Davis, 75, of Lancaster, died Saturday, September 7, 2002 at King’s Daughters Hospital, Madison, IN. He was a native of Paducah, the son of the late Walter and Anna Mae Yancey Davis, owner of Mid States Sales and Service for twenty-five years and a member of the Edgewood Baptist Church, Nicholasville.
He is survived by his wife: Helen L. Davis, Lancaster; two sons: Rev. Ferrill Davis and Bobby Davis; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 11th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Rev. Michael Duncan, Pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiated. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, Nicholasville.
Henry County Local September 11, 2002
Josephine Marion Gardner Deakins, 96, of Eminence, died Sunday, February 1, 2004 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Wesley and Jesse Elizabeth Hoskins Gardner and a member of the Pleasureville Christian Church.
She is survived by three daughters: Betty Jo Cotton, Neenah, WI, Catherine Ann Roberts and Mary Jane Lucas, both of Eminence; two sons: Scott B. Thomas, Lexington and Edward Lee Deakins, Eminence; one sister: Ruth G. Wilson, Turners Station; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Deakins and two sons, Charles G. and Roy Fleming Deakins.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 4th at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home. Rev. Michael Duncan, Pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiated. Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.
Henry County Local February 4, 2004
Gladys Mason Dempsey, 86, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 following a long illness. She was a native of Gratz and worked as a medical unit secretary for 27 years. She was also a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
She is survived by her husband: Avery T. Dempsey; two daughters: Ernestine Moffett sand Sandra Kay Tennill, both of Shelbyville and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held. Webb Funeral Home, Shelbyville was in charge of arrangements.
Henry County Local February 11, 2009
Shirley Ann Dixie, 66, of Campbellsburg, died March 6, 2013 at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville. She was the daughter of the late John Howard, Sr. and Pearl Beach Howard.
She is survived by her husband: William L. Dixie, Campbellsburg; her children: William “Detrick” Dixie, Evansville, IN, Wendy D. Dixie, Lexington, Wendell D. Dixie, Campbellsburg and Emma Foree, Eminence.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9th at Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg. Rev. E. B. Higgins officiated. Cremation was chosen by the family.
Henry County Local March 13, 2013
Elaine Downey, 65, of Turners Station, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Carroll County Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Robert Jones, Sr., and Mary Catherine Brown Jones.
She is survived by one son: Paul Keith Downey, Turners Station and one daughter: Regina Michelle Miskell, Turners Station./
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14th at the Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg. Rev. Keith Miller officiated. Interment was in the Port Royal Cemetery.
Henry County Local March 20, 2013
John Milton Dutton, Jr., 84, of Shelbyville, formerly of Henry County, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Masonic Home, Shelbyville. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was the son of the late John Milton Dutton, Sr. and Viola Jones Dutton.
He is survived by his wife: Anna Ruth Warford Dutton, Shelbyville; one son: Danny L. Dutton, Simpsonville; step-sons Ricky Warford and Kevin Warford, both of Shelbyville, Michael Warford, Waddy; and step-daughter: Marcia Mitchum, Waddy.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30th at Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Rev. Bill George and Rev. David Head officiated. Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.
Henry County Local April 3, 2013
Laura Dutton, 55, of Pendleton, died at (9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at her residence, after an eight month illness caused by paralysis.
Mrs. Dutton is survived by one son: Walter Dutton and a sister: Lizzie Clark, Lockport and a brother: George Steiner, Pendleton
The funeral was held at the Methodist Church with burial at Smithfield.
Henry County Local April 19, 1929
Morgan P. Fears, 34, of Richmond Pike, Near Lexington, depressed over ill health, ended his life Friday by shooting himself while in a barn on his farm. He had returned home Wednesday from a private sanitarium, where he had been under treatment for six weeks.
Mr. Fears was a native of New Castle, but had been making his home at his farm near Lexington for the past eight years. He is survived by his parents: Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Fears, New Castle; two brothers: J. R. Fears, Jr., New Castle and J. C. Fears, Louisville; three sisters: Mrs. C. Newton Welch, Lexington, Mrs. S. D. Wills, Smithfield, and Mrs. S. D. Adams, Winchester. His wife and three children, John Allen, M.P., Jr. and Mary Fears also survive.
Funeral services were held at his late residence on Richmond Pike, four miles east of Lexington, Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Collis, Pastor of the Broadway Christian Church. The funeral was attended by a large crowd of sympathizing friends who followed his remains to the cemetery at Lexington where he was buried.
Mr. Fears was born in New Castle, January 13, 1894 and was married to Miss Julia Squares, 10 years ago.
Henry6 County Local April 19, 1929
Mary Cox Flint, 40, who was reared in the Lockport community, was killed Tuesday night by Chief of Police R. L. Totten, 66, at his home in LaGrange. Totten then killed himself. Mrs. Flint was the daughter of Matt Cox, formerly of Lockport, who made his home with his daughter in LaGrange. Oldham County Coroner Koss Gividen, Wednesday, returned a verdict of murder and suicide and announced he would investigate the case no further.
Mrs. Flint, a waitress, was married and lived with her husband, Joe Flint, about half a mile east of LaGrange. She is survived by her husband and father and four sisters:
Mrs. Anna Mae Woolfolk, Mrs. Cassie Thurmond, Mrs. Lennie Kelley and Mrs. Cordie O’Brien.
Totten had an adopted daughter, Mrs. J. W. Fisher, Carrollton.
Funeral services for Mrs. Flint were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at the Ricketts-Keightley Funeral Home, LaGrange. Rev. Lloyd Moody officiated. Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Henry County local January 31, 1947
Kate Graves, 89, of Sulphur, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Nichols, Saturday evening, after a continued illness of paralysis. She had been in declining health for several years and her death was not unexpected.
The funeral was held at the Christian Church, of which she was a member, on Tuesday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Revs. H. W. Elliott and J. B. Yager with interment in the Eminence Cemetery.
The deceased is survived by three daughters and one son: Mrs. A. H. Nichols, with whom she made her home, Mrs. O. R. Yager, Mrs. Will Hawkins, Kansas City, MO and Warren Graves. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
Henry County Local April 19, 1929
Kathy Berry Hudspeth, 53, of Shawnee, OK, formerly of Eminence, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was the daughter of the late Hamp Payton.
She is survived by her husband: Bob Hudspeth, OK; three sons: Patrick (Ashley) Risinger, OK, Chris Risinger, LaGrange and Adam Risinger, OK; and her mother: Jean Tharp Payton, Eminence.
Cremation was chosen. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6th at Walker Funeral Service Chapel. Rev. Ray Miller officiated.
Henry County Local April 10, 2013
Isaac W. Ivers, 85, died at his home near Bethlehem, Monday morning. Death was attributed to old age. He was one of the oldest natives of that section of Henry County.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, at the grave in the Pleasureville Cemetery. Rev. Bruce Stivers, of Cropper, officiated.
The deceased was a bachelor and is survived only by a brother, Thomas F. Ivers and family of Bethlehem.
Henry County Local February 7, 1947
Word was received in Pleasureville this week of the death of Dr. George Jesse, San Diego, CA, formerly of this county and widely known here.
Dr. Jesse was struck by an automobile last Wednesday and fatally injured. He died Saturday but no further detains of the accident could be learned. He was buried in San Diego.
Dr. Jesse, who was 64 years of age was born in Pleasureville, a son of the late Col. George Jesse, Confederate Army Officer. He practiced medicine in Pleasureville and Henry County for many years before making his home in California.
Dr. Jesse is survived by his wife: Sallie Slemmons Jesse and two sons: Duff and Harold Byrd, San Francisco and two brothers: Dr. John Jesse, Waddy and William Jesse, Jefferson City, Missouri.
Henry County Local June 14, 1929
Brenda Kay Farmer Kiefer, 49, of Pendleton, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Owen Carl Farmer, Sr.
She is survived by her two daughters: Elizabeth Suter , Pleasureville and April Dawn Burgen, Eminence; one son: Walter Allen Roberts, Dalton, GA; and mother: Doris Jean Farmer, Pendleton.
A family gathering in Brenda’s honor was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6th at the home of her mother, Doris Farmer. Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Henry County Local April 10, 2013
Edward “Ned” Long, 60, died at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, at his residence in Eminence.
He is survived by his wife: Hallie Kelley Long; four daughters: Mrs. William Tingle, Mrs. Paul Parrish and Mrs. Chester Aldridge, all of Eminence, and Mrs. Otho Parrish, Campbellsburg; two sons: Ester Long and Marvin Long, both of Eminence; one sister: Mrs. Bettie Allen, Louisville; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Eminence Pentecostal Church. Rev. Aldridge of Shelbyville officiated. Burial was in the Eminence Cemetery.
Henry County Local February 7, 1947
Delia Mahoney Lowden, 84, died Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at her residence, 657 South Fourth Street, Louisville.
She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Blanche Whitfield, Mrs. Stella Singleton and Mrs. Edgar Hileman; one sister: Mrs. Mary Irvin; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Drennon Chapel with burial in the cemetery there.
Henry County Local January 31, 1947
Roy Lyons, 91, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in Shelbyville. He was a beloved husband for 61 years. Roy was a member of the First Christian Church of Shelbyville and was a Veteran of WWII where he served in the 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Regiment.
He is survived by his wife: Ida Lyons, Shelbyville; sons: Roy Lyons, Jr., Smithfield and James Barry Lyons, of Shelbyville; daughter: Emma Lee Lyons (Randy) Hignite, Versailles; brother: Melvin (Dana) Lyons, Bethlehem; sister: Mary Alice (Elton) Heaton, Madison, IN; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3rd at the Shannon funeral Home, Shelbyville. Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Henry County Local March 6, 2013
Dr. Robert Redding McConnell, 68, of Raliegh, NC, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Hospice Home of Wake County in Raliegh. He was the son of the Late William Thomas and June Redding McConnell.
He is survived by three daughters: Liza Jane Coutu and Sarah Alice McConnell- Jensen, Both of Raliegh and Cara Eileen McConnell-Boocks, Derby, CN and one son: Timothy Kyle McConnell, Columbia, SC.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 2nd at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Bro. Ed Berry, Pastor of the Henry Christian Church, officiated. Interment was in the Smithfield Cemetery.
Henry County Local April 3, 2013
James Norbert Miles, Sr., 68, of Turners Station, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Baptist Healthcare in Louisville. He was the son of the late Estel and Dorothy Anderson Miles.
He is survived by two daughters: Jessica Miles Copley, Turners Station and Erica Miles Shields, Carrollton; three sons: James N. Miles, Jr. LaGrange, David Miles, Campbellsburg and Jeromy Miles, Carrollton.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 29th at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Rev. Shawn Golden officiated. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery, Carrollton.
Henry County Local April 3, 2013
William R. Morgan, 68, of Bedford, farmer and warehouseman at Carrollton, and a brother of Eminence Police Judge A. Sid Morgan, died at his home in Bedford, Sunday night.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Bedford Christian Church.
Henry County Local February 7, 1947
Beulah E. Palmer, 75, of New Castle, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008. She worked as a dietary employee of the Kentucky Children’s Home, Britthaven, Charterton and Central State Hospital. She was a Christian and the daughter of the late Silas and Claudia Bryant Boren.
She is survived by her son: Ernest D. (Lenora) Palmer, Taylorsville; two daughters: Bonnita (Carl) Edsell, Crestwood and Janet (Rodney) Tipton, Shelbyville; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and caregiver, Kenny Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Palmer.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 28th at Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange. Interment was in the Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange. Chaplain Jesse Baxter officiated.
Henry County Local April 2, 2008