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 Monday, August 20, 2012 11:23 AM

Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

Lynn Bright

 

Marshall Lynn Bright, Sr., 50, of Eminence, died Thursday, July 27, 1995 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.  He was a native of Louisville, a transportation analyst for Tyme-It Transportation and a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church.

 

He is survived by his wife: Rita Payne Bright, Eminence; one son: Marshall Bright, Jr., Louisville; two daughters: Gina Lyle and Tara Bright, both of Eminence; his mother: Nellie Wheeler Bright, Defoe; two brothers: Tommy Bright and Neil Bright, both of Defoe; two sisters: Dixie Moore, Eminence and Karen bright, Defoe; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 30th, at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Garnett Slone, Pastor of the New Castle United Methodist Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    August 2, 1995 

 

 

Neil Bright

 

Neil Gordon Bright, 54, of Defoe, died Wednesday, December 10, 2008.  He was born in Shelby County and attended the Defoe Christian Church.

 

He is survived by his mother: Nellie Wheeler Bright, Defoe; two sisters: Dixie Moore, Eminence and Karen bright Bohannon, Defoe; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father: Elbert Bright, Sr. and three brothers: Elbert Bright, Jr., Lynn Bright and Tommy Bright.

 

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13th at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Carl Rucker officiated.  Interment was in the Defoe Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    December 17, 2008

 

 

Angela Brooks

 

Angela Denise Brooks, 35, of Eminence, died Sunday, March 15, 2009 in Shelbyville.

 

She is survived by her parents: Denny and Deborah Brooks, Eminence; one sister: Chrystal Cottrell, Turners Station; one brother: Randy brooks, Pleasureville; grandmothers: Reva Vest, Bagdad and Juanita Brooks, Shelbyville and one niece and one nephew.

 

Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th at the Eminence Cemetery.  Randy Arington officiated.  Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Henry County Local    March 18, 2009

 

 

Rachel Collins

 

Henry County’s oldest citizen, Mrs. Rachel Collins, 113 years old, died Sunday, January 2, 1944.  She was born on January 1, 1831, the daughter of Will Clark and Patsy Moore Clark.

 

Mrs. Collins was twice married.  Her first husband was Sam Eddie.  They lived in the East end of Henry County.  She later married Tom Collins and for many years they lived in Campbellsburg.  She moved to Sulphur 27 years ago.  She was a member of the Sulphur Baptist Church.

 

Funeral services were conducted at the Campbellsburg Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial was in the Campbellsburg Cemetery.

 

She is survived by two daughters: Margaret Mahorney, Sulphur and Mary Payton, Crestwood; three sons: Will Eddie, Charles Eddie and Luther Eddie, all of Sulphur.  She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

 

The honor of being Henry County’s oldest citizen probably passes to Judge J. H. Patterson of Eminence.  Judge Patterson is considerably past ninety.

 

Henry County Local    January 7, 1944

 

 

Patience Farmer

 

Patience W. Farmer, 86, died at the home of her son, N. T. Farmer, near Jericho, at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday.  She was a member of the Smithfield Baptist Church.

 

Funeral services were conducted at the grave in the Smithfield Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.  Rev. P. F. McGuire officiated.

 

Besides her son, she is survived by two sisters: Mary Short, Texas, and Cressie Wilson, Crab Orchard; three half-sisters: Rosie E. Robinson, Gray Hawk, Cora Simpson, McKee and Mollie Montgomery, Maulden; two brothers: Sam Ward, Somerset and H. C. Ward, Maulden; three half-brothers: Louis War, Neal Ward and William T. Ward, all of Maulden; three grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

 

Henry County Local    January 7, 1944

 

 

Janet Elaine Holbrook

 

Janet Elaine Holbrook, 62, of Pleasureville, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville.  She was born in Paintsville and worked at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  She was a member of the Union Baptist Church and the daughter of the late Leon Eugene Holbrook.

 

She is survived by her son: Bryan Gene Wilson, Pleasureville; her mother: Mary Prater Holbrook, Pleasureville; two sisters: Diana Holbrook Arnold (Randy), Pleasureville and Karen Holbrook Parrish (Russell), Eminence; and one nephew: Jeff Arnold.

 

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16th, at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Bob Litton and Siste3r Linda Morgan officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    June 20, 2012

 

 

Ida Holland

 

Ida Booth Holland, 78, died at her home in North Pleasureville at 11:00 p.m., Friday, December 31, 1943.  She had been in ill health for several years, having been partially paralyzed and an invalid for several months.

 

She is survived by two sons: Avery Holland, New Castle and Ernest Holland, who made his home with his mother; a sister: Anne Clubb, Columbia, SC and two grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were conducted at Thomas Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m., Sunday.  Rev. R. T. Wilson officiated.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    January 7, 1944

 

 

Justin Michael Jaggers

 

Justin Michael Jaggers, 22, of Shelbyville, died Friday, May 4, 2012.  He was a member of the Cropper Baptist Church and worked at Hussey Copper in Eminence.

 

He is survived by his father: Joel Jaggers, Shelbyville; his mother: Janice Jackson Jaggers, Eminence; his daughter: Lilley Ann Jaggers, Cropper; his sisters: Hannah Elizabeth Jaggers and Samantha Noel Jaggers, both of Eminence; his loving girlfriend: Katelin Risen, Shelbyville; paternal grandparents: Lillian Clark, Cropper and Sonny Jaggers, New Castle; maternal grandparents: William and Phyllis Jackson, New Castle; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 8th, at the Cropper Baptist Church.  Rev. Jim Cavender, Pastor of the Cropper Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Cropper Cemetery.  Sholar Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Henry County Local    May 9, 2012

 

 

Dorothy James

 

Dorothy “Dottie” Yager James, 90, of New Castle, died Saturday, February 11, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital, Louisville, after a short illness.  She was a member of the New Castle Baptist Church.

 

She was survived by her daughter: Tina B. Tipton, Shelbyville; granddaughter: Mandy Tipton Guy and great-grandchildren: Luke, Shelby and Matthew Guy, all of Nicholasville; and a sister: Helen Keebler, Mobile, AL.

 

She was the daughter of the late John “Jack” Lewis and Mayme Moore Yager.  She was preceded in death by her brothers: Louis and Ralph Yager and her husband: Marvin T. James, who died in 1995.

 

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. February 15th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Nick Coleman officiated, assisted by Rev. J. T. Stinson.  Burial was in the New Castle Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    February 15, 2012

 

 

Julian N. Jamison

 

Julian N. Jamison, 71, of Turners Station, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.  Hew as a retired state worker and attended Eminence Crossroads Lighthouse Church.  Julian was the son of the late Henry Allen and Nancy Ellen Miracle Jamison.

 

He is survived by his wife: Helen Miracle Jamison, Turners Station; two daughters: Linda Sparks (Glenn) Bledsoe and Sandra Raisor (Dewey), Pleasureville; two sons: James Jamison (Peggy), Pleasureville and Phillip Jamison (Kim), Turners Station; one sister: Shirley Dickerson (Bobby), Frankfort; one brother: Martin Jamison (Margaret), Florida; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

 

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 11th, at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Interment was in the Bagdad Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    May 11, 2011

 

 

Ruth Jamison

 

Ruth bell Whitcomb Jamison, 91, died Friday, May 20, 2011, in Taylorsville.  She was the daughter of the late William L. and Jesse Stewart Whitcomb.

 

She is survived by her husband: John Jamison, Taylorsville; daughter: Stella Hubbard, Brentwood, TN; three sons: Donald Jamison, Mt. Eden, Bobby Jamison, Shelbyville and Frank Jamison, Taylorsville.

 

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 23rd, at Shannon Funeral Home.  Rev. Bill Brumley officiated.  Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

 

Henry County Local    May 25, 2011

 

 

Steven Jeffries

 

Steven D. Jeffries, 50, of Eminence, died Thursday, June 26, 2008.  He worked with show horses for various farms in the area.

 

He is survived by his mother: Barbara Jeffries, Eminence; one step-son: Dalton Henson; two brothers: Jake Jeffries, New Castle and Doug Jeffries, Buckner; three sisters: Bonny Sea, Louisville, Ruth Roberts, Taylorsville and Nancy Tipton, Port Royal; and several nieces and nephews.

 

A memorial service was held on Monday, June 30th at Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.

 

Henry County Local    July 9, 2008

 

 

Christine Jenkins

 

Christine Jenkins, 91, of Pleasureville, died Sunday, December 18, 2011, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

 

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 23rd, at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Jeff Bramel, Pastor of the Pleasureville United Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Monterey Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    Dec. 28, 2011

 

 

Dorothy Jones

 

Dorothy Lee Shannon Jones, 88, died Friday, May 20, 2011.  She was the widow of Vernon M. Jones.

She was born December 6, 1922, to the late Garnett R. Shannon and Beulah J. Shannon in New Castle.  She spent her working years as an accountant and was secretary-treasurer, office manager for gene Jacobs, Bill Cusic and Jeff Sachs Chevrolet dealerships.  Dorothy was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

 

She is survived by her daughter: Connie L. Jones, Frankfort; her grandchildren: Paul Van Hoose (Megan), Tara Toole (Gene), Frankfort, Shannon Likens (Steve Orme), Georgetown and Nathan Schuller (Samantha), Greenville, S.C.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Vernon Jones, her sister Elva Ree Shannon and her great-grandson Nick Likens.

 

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Hope Lutheran Church.  Rev. Stephen Flynn officiated.  Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Henry County Local    May 25, 2011

 

 

Leonard Jones

 

Leonard J. Jones, 91, of Pleasureville, died on Monday, January 28, 1974 at the Kings Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.

 

He is survived by four Daughters: Elizabeth Tharp, Bedford, Mrs. Charles Capito, Fairland, IN, Katherine Wallace, Eminence and Mrs. George Hendricks, Indianapolis, IN., tow sons: James Jones, Pleasureville and Corbin Jones, Louisville.  Other survivors include one sister: Josie Arington, Shelbyville and two hundred twenty-nine grandchildren, fifty nine great-grandchildren and sevengreat5-great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31st at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Ken Shaw, Pastor of the Pleasureville Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

 

Patriot-Statesman    January 30, 1974

 

 

Letitia Jones

 

One June 16, 1921, at 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Letitia Jones, a former resident of Campbellsburg, but  residing

At the time of her death with her daughter, near Richards, MO, passed to her heavenly rest.  She was born in Shelby County on February 19, 1832.  Her father, Rev. John Knight, was a Primitive Baptist preacher.

 

In 1850 she married Thomas P. Jones of Campbellsburg.  To this union was born six children, four of whom survive their mother.  These are Dr. O. Lee Jones, Ft. Worth, TX, J. T. Jones, Glencoe, W. P. Jones, Ballinger, TX and Mrs. M. F. Smith, Richards, MO.

 

In 1851 she united with the Baptist Church, and for seventy years her greatest joy has been in the service of the Lord.

 

Her remains were brought to Henry County and buried in the family burying grounds at Campbellsburg.

 

Henry County Local    June 24, 1921

 

 

Lester Kelley

 

Lester B. Kelley, 85, of Campbellsburg, died Saturday at Twinbrook Nursing Home in Louisville.

 

He is survived by one son: William Lester Kelley, Shelbyville; one daughter: Jane Brewer, Brunswick, Maine and five grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Barnett Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Campbellsburg Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    December 16, 1971

 

 

Nick Kenney

 

Nick J. Kenney, 43, of New Castle, formerly of Strongsville, OH, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his residence.  He was a U. S. Navy Veteran during the Gulf War.

 

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Kenney, new Castle; sons: Nicky and Joey Kenney, New Castle; and parents: Nick and Gail Kenney, Strongsville, OH.

 

Cremation was chosen.  Memorial services will be held later.  Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Henry County Local    March 14, 2012

 

 

James L. “Jimmie” Kephart

 

James L. “Jimmie” Kephart, 67, of Bethlehem, died suddenly at his home on Thursday, April 19, 2012.  He was the son of the late Matthew and Waneita Tingle Kephart.  He was a member of the Pleasureville Baptist Church and a U. S. Army Veteran.  A certified public accountant, Jimmie was employed by the KY Revenue Cabinet for 31 years. 

 

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Jimmie was loved deeply by his family and he was truly devoted to Suzanne Dunavan, his wife for 43 years, and to their children and grandchildren: daughter: Dr. Christina Kephart (Tom Bird), Bloomington, IN; son: John Kephart (Jessica), Taylorsville; and grandchildren: Micah James Kephart, Graham T. Kephart, Decclan Kephart Bird, Sophia Renee Bird, Audrey Marie Bird and Jonathon Philip Bird.

 

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 24th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Interment was in the Defoe Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    April 25, 2012

 

 

Bobby Kidwell

 

Bobby Kidwell, 44, of Eminence, died Sunday, February 22, 2009.  He was self employed and operated a booth at the Shelby County Flea Market for several years and was a member of AA.  He was the son of the late Joe Kidwell.

 

He is survived by his mother: Anita Martin, Eminence; one son: Robert Lee Kidwell, Jr., Eminence; one daughter: Heather Kidwell, Eminence; three brothers: Ronnie Kidwell, Eminence, Donnie Kidwell, Pleasureville and Larry Kidwell, Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26th at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Ed Berry, Pastor of the Henry Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Wallace Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    February 25, 2009

 

 

Ruby Kidwell

 

Ruby B. Kidwell, 85, of Sligo, died Sunday, February 1, 2009 in Clearwater, FL.  Daughter of the late Walter and Isabelle Sibley Blackerby, she was the owner/operator of Ruby’s Beauty Shop in New Castle.  Ruby was a member of the Bedford Springs Baptist Church in Bedford.

 

She is survived by her son: Brad Kidwell and wife, Beverly, Tampa, FL; one sister: Celia Logan, Bedford; and one granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis F. Kidwell.

 

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Nick Coleman of Sulphur officiated.  Interment was in the Sligo Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    February 18, 2009

 

 

Chester Lawrence, Sr.

 

Chester Baker Lawrence, Sr., 82, of Campbellsburg, died Thursday, January 17, 2008, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in L:aGrange.  He was the son of the late Charles W. and Minnie Baker Lawrence, a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church and a U. S. Army veteran of WWII, where he received the Purple Heart.

 

He is survived by two sons: Chet Lawrence and wife, Cathy and Charles Douglas Lawrence and wife, Mindy, all of Campbellsburg and three grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Coris Evelyn Lawrence and one sister, Jane Cooper.

 

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20th at Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg.  Rev. Kristin Secaur and Rev. Carl Rucker officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

 

Henry County Local    January 23, 2008

 

 

Curt Lewis

 

Curt Lewis, 64, of Pleasureville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Hospice Unit at Baptist Hospital Northeast, LaGrange.  He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator and mechanic,

a member of the Pleasureville Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and the son of the late George William Lewis.

 

He is survived by his wife: Janey R. Lewis, Pleasureville; two sons: Billy Lewis, Shelbyville and Matthew Lewis, Pleasureville; two daughters: Megan Lewis and Haley Lewis, both of Pleasureville; his mother: Margie Lewis, Finchville; four brothers: Ron Lewis, Waddy, Ricky Lewis, Mount Eden, Bob Lewis and Marvin L. Lewis, both of Shelbyville; one sister: Betty Lewis, Shelbyville and eight grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother, J. W. Lewis.

 

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 10th at the Pleasureville Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Anderson officiated.  Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

 

Henry County Local    March 12, 2008

 

 

Martha Lewis

 

Martha F. Lewis, 82, of Fort Pierce, FL, formerly of Locakport, died Saturday, September 13, 2008.  She was a nurse.

 

She is survived by her husband: Wayne Lewis, Port St. Lucie, FL; three sons: Allen Lewis, Port St. Lucie, FL, David Lewis, Ada, OK and Ron Lewis, Jeffersonville, IN; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were handled by Haisley Funeral and Cremation Services.

 

Henry County Local    September 17, 2008