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 Friday, October 13, 2006 07:27 PM

Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

 

Mrs. Atha Cain 

Mrs. Atha Cain, 91 of Eminence died Saturday, June 9th at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville, after a short illness.  She was a member of the Eminence Christian Church and the Bland Ballard Chapter of the DAR.

She is survived by on son: James Cain, Eminence; one granddaughter and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, June 8th at the Ricketts Funeral Home, Eminence.  Rev. Eddie Phenix, pastor of the Eminence Christian Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.


Mable Caldwell 

Mable Caldwell, age 87, of Eminence died Thursday, August 12, 2004 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.  She was a member of the Church of God, Eminence and daughter of the late Albert and Bessie Corder Aldridge.

She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Charlie (Rosie) Bramer, Pleasureville; Marlin Dean, Frankfort; Mrs. Ewell (Valra) Eubanks, Richmond; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Caldwell and one daughter, Joyce Couch.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 14 at 2 p.m. at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Paul Harvey, pastor of Eminence Crossroads Lighthouse, officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 18, 2004


Marvin Caldwell 

Marvin C. Caldwell, age 83, of Crestwood, formerly of Pleasureville, died Friday, April 22, 2005 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.  He was the son of the late R. C. and Anna Belle Shaw Caldwell, a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, a WWII Army veteran, a member of VFW #1179, Shelbyville, American Legion Post #1, Carrollton, and was an electronic technician.

He is survived by his wife: Opal Kelley Caldwell, Crestwood; two sons: Kent Caldwell, Memphis, Tennessee; Duane C. Caldwell, Simpsonville; two daughters: Sheila Caldwell Brackett, Crestwood; Kathy Caldwell Vlasov, Shelbyville; one sister: Dorothy Nelson, Bethlehem; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville, was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  April 27, 2005


Joseph H. Callaway 

Mr. Joseph H. Callaway, 66, of Eminence, died Thursday, January 17th at the Mt. Holly Nursing Home in Louisville.  He was formerly of Camden, New Jersey; a Navy Veteran of World War II, a retired rug weaver in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a member of the Eminence Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Elaine Schallus Callaway, Marlton, New Jersey; two daughters: Mrs. Terry )’Brain, Marlton, New Jersey; Mrs. Edith Battaglia, Dellmar, New Jersey; one niece: Mrs. Bobby (Joanne) Adcock, Route 1, Smithfield; and one nephew, Joe Smith III, Route 2, Eminence.

Memorial services were held 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 18th from Prewitt’s, New Castle. Dr. Clayton Klingenfus, pastor New Castle Christian Church, officiated.

Henry County Local  January 24, 1985


Carl Callis 

Carl Callis, 71, of Trimble Nursing Center, Bedford, died Wednesday, January 23rd at the Veterans Hospital, Louisville.  He was a World War II Veteran and a member of the Sligo Baptist Church.

He is survived by three brothers: Jack Garnett Callis, Pendleton; Ballard Baker Callis, Sulphur and Ovie Callis, Jr., Bedford; two sisters: Mrs. Margaret Meyer and Mrs. Doris Spillman, both of Pendleton. 

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26 at the Ransdell Funeral Home, Bedford.  Rev. Bob Speigel, pastor of the Sligo Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Sligo Cemetery.

Henry County Local  January 31, 1985


Garnett Jack Callis 

Garnett Jack Callis, age 86, of Sligo, died Sunday, March 27, 2005 at the Baptist Hospital Northeast. LaGrange.  He was a native of Trimble County, a retired farmer and school bus driver, a member of the Sligo Baptist Church, and a WWII Veteran serving in the Army.  He was the son of the late Isaac Overton Callis and Jennifer Lee Hundley Callis.

He is survived by one sister: Doris Spillman, Sligo; one brother: Ovie Callis, Jr., Sligo; two stepdaughters: Thelma Barnett, Omaha, Nebraska and Juanita Burgan, Lyndon; two stepsons: Theo Burgan, LaGrange and Russell C. Smith, Middleton; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Callis.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 30) at Ransdell Funeral Home, Bedford.  Rev. Bradford Laubinger will officiate.  Interment will be in the Sligo Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 3, 2005


Miss Lillie Callis 

Miss Lillie Mae Callis, 65 of Pendleton, died Tuesday, October 13th at the home of her sister.

She is survived by four brothers: Carl Callis and Jack Callis, both of Pendleton, Ballard Callis and Ovie Callis, Jr. both of Sulphur; two sisters: Mrs. Margaret Myers and Mrs. Doris Spillman, both of Pendleton.

Funeral services were held 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 16th at the Ransdell Funeral Home, Bedford.  Rev. Buford Cobb officiated.  Interment was in the Sligo Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 22, 1981


Frank N. Calvert 

Frank N. Calvert, 78, retired superintendent of maintenance at Memorial Auditorium, Louisville, died of a heart attack Sunday morning at the Baptist Hospital.  Mr. Calvert was admitted to the hospital ten days before with a punctured knee joint suffered when a boar attacked him at his farm on Rehl Road near Jeffersontown.  He had operated the farm since retiring in 1947.  He had been in charge of maintenance at the auditorium since it opened in 1929.  Before that time he was a civil engineer and worked with the Army Corps of Engineers on constructing Ohio River Dams 44 and 51.  He had also been employed by the Kentucky Highway Department and the Illinois Highway Department.

He was an Army Veteran of both the Spanish-American War and World War I, where he served as a Major in the Corps of Engineers.  He was a member of the Jefferson Post American Legion.

Survivors include his wife: Mrs. Anna Moody Calvert, daughter of the late W. B. Moody of New Castle; one daughter: Mrs. Marcus G. Randall, Louisville; two sons: Army Lt. Col. George N. Calvert, Arlington, Virginia and William F. Calvert, Louisville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the grave in New Castle Cemetery. Dr. Rollin Bunhanus, pastor of the Crescent Hill Baptist Church, officiated.

Henry County Local  February 24, 1956


Mrs. Ruth Flood Calvert 

Mrs. Ruth Flood Calvert, 28 years old, wife of William F. Calvert, the grandson of W. B. Moody, New Castle attorney, lost her life in the Ohio River at Wagner’s Beach, Louisville, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  The body had not been found Wednesday night the last report the Local was able to get.

As she swam through the choppy waves 200 yards from shore, Mrs. Calvert appeared to lose her strength and a moment later disappeared under the surface.  Mrs. Calvert was considered an excellent swimmer and had great confidence when in the water.

Her husband, to whom she was married on December 31, was called to the scene from  the Kentucky Rock Asphalt Company where he is a clerk.  The couple lived at 1748 Shady Lane.

With Miss Lillie Dotson, 19, of 1118 East Broadway, her classmate in the Kentucky Baptist Hospital nursing class of 1931, Mrs. Calvert went to the beach, a mile above the pumping station, about 11 o’clock in the morning.  After a swim at noon, the young women left the water and had lunch on the beach.  Then they returned for another swim.  The brisk breeze had made the surface of the river choppy.

Source unknown  Date unknown


Mrs. Bertha Campbell 

Mrs. Bertha Stivers Campbell, 62, wife of J. W. Campbell of the Hillsboro community, died Thursday at her home following an illness of two days.  A native of the Hillsboro community all her life she was the daughter of the late Lewis Stivers and Joanna Booth Stivers.

She is survived by her husband; a sister: Mrs. Golda Walker, Sulphur; three nephews: Major L. H. Walker, Laurel, Mississippi, George E. Walker, Sulphur and William M Walker, Bowling Green; a stepdaughter, Mrs. A. R. Henry, Lexington.

Funeral services were conducted at the Sulphur Baptist Church by her former pastor, Rev. Tatum of West Point.  Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Sulphur.   

 Henry County Local  January 18, 1946


Beulah Campbell 

Mrs. Beulah Kelley Campbell, 61 of Indianapolis, Indiana, died Friday, March 11th at the St. Branch’s Hospital, Indianapolis.  She was born in Pleasureville, the daughter of the late Orban Kelley and Anna Roberts Kelley; a member of the Baptist Church; and retired from International Harvester Company.

She is survived by her husband: Saul Campbell, Indianapolis; one daughter: Mrs. Debbie Brashears, Greenwood, Indiana; 3 grandchildren; one brother: Orville Lee Kelley, Milton; one sister: Mrs. Ruby Chism, California; four half-brothers: Gayle Price, Port Royal, Harold Price and Garold Price, both of Campbellsburg and Dean Price, Greenwood, Indiana; two half-sisters: Mrs. Madeline Barnett, Campbellsburg, and Mrs. Gertie Ratcliff, Versailles.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13th at the E. P. Gentry Funeral Home, Carrollton.  Rev. Tom Young officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

 Henry County Local  March 17, 1983


Gracie Campbell 

Gracie Ray Campbell, age 82 of LaGrange, died Thursday, November 10, 2005 in LaGrange.  She was the daughter of the late James Dudley Stevens and Susie Deveary, a receptionist and a WalMart greeter.  She was a member of Ballardsville Baptist Church and a volunteer at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

She is survived by two daughters: Sue Guenthner, LaGrange and Janice A. Bradberry, Louisville; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2005 at Arch L. Heady- Radcliff Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Dozier officiating.  Burial was in the Valley of Rest Cemetery.

Henry County Local  November 16, 2005


Guy L. Campbell 

The news of the death of Guy L. Campbell came as a shock to many relatives and friends in Campbellsburg and vicinity.  He died after a brief illness at a hospital in Louisville, Sunday, January 22, 9:30 a.m.  Guy was a member of a well-known Henry County family, the son of Thomas and Lora Luckett Campbell, he being the last of the family, his sister, Mrs. Pearl Sauer, having died a few months ago.

He was born and reared at Campbellsburg and is remembered kindly by numbers of friends of his boyhood days.  When quite young, he married Miss Lillian Scobee of LaGrange, who survives him, together with three young children, Luckett, Virginia and Thomas Edward.

He held for a number of years a lucrative position with L & N Railroad.  He was transferred from Kentucky to Camden, Arkansas.  While there he made fortunate oil investments which proved very successful, but on account of a nervous breakdown he and his family returned to Kentucky.  From this time until his death he never regained his health.  At the time of his death he was running a tire store in Louisville.

His body was brought back to Campbellsburg where the funeral was held at the home of his aunt, Miss Georgia Campbell, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30.Rev. L. S. Stealey, pastor of the Campbellsburg Baptist Church, conducted the services. 

Although the weather was quite unfavorable on this afternoon, a large crowd of old friends and relatives gathered for these last rites for Mr. Campbell, in the old home, which was the home of his grandfather, John E. Campbell, a former highly respected citizen of Campbellsburg.  The interment was made in the Campbell lot in the Campbellsburg Cemetery.  There were many floral offerings.

Henry County Local  February 3, 1928


Justine Campbell 

Justine Tandy Campbell, Ghent, died Monday, March 28 at her residence.  She was the widow of John Thomas Campbell, formerly of Campbellsburg.  She was a member of the Ghent Christian Church and a clerk there for many years; a member of the Caby M. Froman Club of Ghent; the DAR; the Port William Historical Society; and the retired Teachers of Carroll County.  She was a graduate of Simmons College in Boston; had a Masters Degree from the University of Cincinnati; and was Supervisor of Education in the Carroll County Schools for eight years.  She taught in the Ghent School and in the University of Cincinnati.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held March 31 at the Ghent Christian Church.  Rev. Randy Chemberlin officiated.  Interment was in the Ghent Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 7, 1983


Robert Campbell 

Robert Ellis Campbell, 53 of Campbellsburg, died Monday, August 15th at the Baptist East Hospital, Louisville.  He was a Veteran of the Korean War; an inspector for the Ford Motor Company in Louisville; and a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church.

He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis A. Campbell, Campbellsburg;

his wife, Mrs. Rosemary Miskell Campbell, Campbellsburg; and one son, Mark Steven Campbell, Campbellsburg.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 17th at the Barnett-Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg.  Rev. Carl Rucker, pastor of the Campbellsburg Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 18, 1983


Wilma Campbell 

Wilma LaVerne Campbell, age 82, of Campbellsburg, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at Baptist Hospital Northeast, LaGrange.  She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and daughter of the late Charles H. and Hallie Harmon May.

She is survived by four sons: Charles Campbell, Sofia, Bulgaria; Reuben Campbell, Campbellsburg; George Campbell, Bedford; Warren May, Berea; four sisters: Josephine Boldery, Milton; Virginia Reeves, Bedford; Eva Loaring, Pleasureville; Barbara Reed, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Hughes Campbell and one brother.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 5 at Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg.  Rev. Doug Boyd officiated.  Burial was in the Campbellsburg Masonic Cemetery.

Henry County Local  December 8, 2004


Mrs. Mamie Capito    

Mamie Lindsay Capito, 90, of Eminence, died Monday, August 12 at her residence.  She was a member of the Christian Science Church.

She is survived by one granddaughter, Mrs. Tom (Evelyn) Stivers, Eminence; one grandson, Robert E. Capito, Eminence; and two great-grandchildren, Robin Capito and Kristie Stivers, both of Eminence.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 15 at Prewitt’s New Castle.  Rev. John Phipps, pastor of the Port Royal Methodist Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 15, 1985


Mrs. Lora Carder 

Mrs. Lora Carder, 90, of Route 1, Campbellsburg, died Tuesday, April 17 at the Methodist Hospital, Louisville.  She was a native of Barren County and a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church.

She is survived by two sons: James Carder, Campbellsburg and Jack Carder, Milton; five daughters: Mrs. Lonnie Coates, Glasgow, Mrs. Dorothy Spence, Columbia, South Carolina, Mrs. Nancy Clifford and Mrs. Emma Jean Ginn, both of Bedford and Mrs, Sue Jones, Campbellsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Maye Patterson and Mrs. Faye Denton, both of Glasgow; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, April 20th at Barnett & Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg.  Rev. Carl Rucker, pastor of the Campbellsburg Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Campbellsburg Masonic Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 26, 1984


Jerry Carlisle 

Jerry Vardeman Carlisle, 53 of Jeffersonville, died March 8th at Highland Baptist Hospital, Louisville.  He was formerly of Louisville and the nephew of Miss Alice Powell, of New Castle.

He was a music teacher and coordinator of elementary music for Greater Clark County Schools for over 25 years, and minister of music at Hazelwood Baptist Church and Rolling Fields Baptist Church; a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church; and a Army Veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jo Ann Aldridge Carlisle, Jeffersonville; one son: Jerry Van Carlisle, Jeffersonville; one daughter: Missy J. Carlisle, Jeffersonville; one stepson, Terry Mann, Jeffersonville; his mother, Mrs. J. V. (Nettie Powell) Carlisle, Louisville; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Ann McCullum, Scottsburg, Indiana.

Funeral services were held 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 11th at Pearson’s, 149 Breckinridge Lane, Louisville.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.       

Henry County Local  March 17, 1983


Robert “Bobby” Carlton

Robert “Bobby” Carlton, 64, died Monday, October 31, 2005 at Campbellsburg.

Memorial service will be held at 1p.m. Friday at Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton, Kentucky.


Floyd Wayne Carnes 

Floyd Wayne Carnes, age 54, of Turners Station passed away Friday, November 18, 2005 at home with his son.  He was the son of the late John C. Carnes, was aU. S. Army veteran and a self-employed construction worker.

He is survived by his companion, Michelle Owens Carnes, Turners Station; two daughters: Mrs. Mike (Sheila) Lewis, Curver City, Kentucky and Tonya Carnes, Louisville; a son: Joshua Carnes, Turners Station; four sisters: Mrs. Bub (Connie) Marcum, and Mrs. Jimmy (Sandy) Allison, Campbellsburg; Judy Carnes, Campbellsville and Mrs. Jeff (Ruth) Roederer, Pendleton; a brother, John Carnes, Jr., New Castle; his mother, Layvetta (Smith) Carnes, Campbellsburg; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle.  Officiated by Rev. Carl Rucker, pastor of the Port Royal Baptist Church.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  November 23, 2005


Leona Adams 

Leona (Onie) Adams, age 85 of Pleasureville, formerly of Gest, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle.  She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Annie Pearl Downey Chisholm, attended Orville Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters: Shirley Adams and Betty Aldridge, both of Pleasureville; Patsy Cox, Frankfort; one son, Thomas Wayne Adams, Orville; one sister: Minnie Kemper, Bethlehem; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 12 at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Donnie Briscoe, Lockport United Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Grub Ridge Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 23, 2006


Charles Brent 

Charles Ira Brent, age 80 of Campbellsburg, died Friday, August 18, 2006, at Baptist Northeast Hospital from complications of pneumonia.  He was the son of the late William “Willie” C. and Roxie Pyles Brent, a lifelong farmer and a retired machinist from Reliance Electric of Madison, Indiana.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Adams Brent, Campbellsburg; one son, Charles A. “Chuck” Brent; one daughter, Julie Evelyn Brent; one brother, Eugene C. Brent, Carrollton; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A private burial service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, August 23) at the Port Royal Cemetery.  Friends are invited to attend.  Ransdell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  August 23, 2006


George Carpenter 

George Earl Carpenter, Sr. 66 of New Castle, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 1st at the VA Hospital, Louisville.  He was an Army World War II Veteran, retired farmer and a member of the LaGrange Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hildred Stewart Carpenter, New Castle; one daughter, Miss Pat Carpenter, Louisville; two sons: George Earl Carpenter, Jr. Smithfield and Mike Carpenter, Jericho; one sister, Miss Bertha Carpenter, LaGrange; one brother, Preston Carpenter, Roue 2, Pleasureville; two granddaughters.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, November 4th, 1978.


Guthrie Carpenter 

Guthrie Carpenter, 80 of Lake Placid, Florida, died Tuesday, May 17 at the Highlands General Hospital, Sebring, Florida.  He was formerly of Port Royal; member of the Grand Chapter of Florida Eastern Star, Lake Placid, Florida; member of the Masonic Lodge #282, Lake Placid, Florida; member of the Ancient Scottish Rite Lodge Council Chapel Consistory Valley of Cincinnati, Ohio; retired toolmaker, Dayton, Ohio; and former member of the Port Royal Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Freda Hart Carpenter, Lake Placid, Florida; one son, James B. Carpenter, Baskin Ridge, New Jersey; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Whitaker , New Castle and Mrs. Charles (Antoinette) Gardner, Carrollton; one brother, Ellis Carpenter, LaGrange; and six grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20 at the Port Royal Cemetery.  Dr. Clayton Klingenfus, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Prewitt’s, New Castle, was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  May 26, 1983


Elza Carr 

Elza Carr, 59, widely known Henry County farmer, died Friday night at Kentucky Baptist Hospital, Louisville.  Carr, who had been director of the Henry County Farm Bureau for 13 years, suffered a heart attack Thursday at his home near Campbellsburg.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella Wainscott Carr; a son, Forrest Carr, Henry County; and his mother, Mrs. Florence Coblin, New Castle.  The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Shannon-Prewitt funeral Home in New Castle.

Courier-Journal (Newspaper)  October 11, 1957


Ben Carroll 

Ben Carroll, 73, operator of a floral business in Versailles, died early Saturday morning at the home of his brother, Dr. Owen Carroll, in New Castle.  He had beenin the hospital in LaGrange and was brought to his brother’s home on Thursday.

Funeral services were conducted at Dr. Carroll’s residence at 2 p.m., Monday, with Rev. J. T. Highfield officiating.  Burial was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Besides his brother he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frances Berry, New Castle, and a sister, Mrs. Louise Masterson, Carrollton.

Henry County Local  January 18, 1946


Monica Carroll 

Ms. Monica Carroll, 19, of Star Route, Bethlehem, died Sunday, January 24th at the Humana University Hospital, Louisville, from injuries received in an auto accident.  She was an employee of the State of Kentucky.

She is survived by one daughter, Clarissa Faye Carroll; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Carroll; three sisters: Ms. Trina Moore, Mrs. Shawna Cox and Mrs. Kaye Carroll; one brother, Mark Carroll, Bethlehem; grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Moore, Lockport; and grandfather, Charlie Moore, Lockport.

Henry County Local  February 4, 1988


Dr. Owen Carroll 

Dr. Owen Carroll, 76, who practiced medicine in Henry County for fifty-six years, died at his home in new Castle at midnight Wednesday, following an illness of several months.  He had suffered from an aggravated bronchial trouble for many years and with complications he went to the hospital in LaGrange several weeks ago.  His condition improved and then he spent three weeks in the South to recuperate.  On returning to his home his condition gradually grew worse.

He graduated from the Kentucky School of Medicine in 1891, and took a post graduate course at the Louisville Medical School in 1906-1907.  He was appointed Henry County Health Officer in 1907 by Dr. J. N. McCormick and was elected secretary of the Henry County Medical Society, both offices he held until his death.

He is survived by wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Carroll; three sons, Williams Carroll, Eminence, Owen Carroll, Jr., Sturgis, and Joe Carroll, Morganfield; a sister Mrs. Louise Masterson, Carrollton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the residence  with Rev. B. O. Beck, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. T. Highfield and Col. A. K. Matthews, Army Chaplain and uncle of Mrs. Carroll.  Burial will be in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  May 30, 1947


Mrs. Sarah Carroll 

Mrs. Sarah Frances Carroll, 72 of Eminence died Tuesday, December 5th at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Eminence and the D.A.R.

She is survived by her husband, George H. Carroll, Eminence; on son, James Carroll, St. Louis, Missouri; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 8th at 2:30 p.m. at the Ricketts Funeral Home, Eminence.  Rev. Kenneth Armstrong, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Eminence, officiated.  Burial was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  December 14, 1978


Howard Carson 

Mr. Howard Ray Carson, 60, of Eminence, died Tuesday, July 3rd at the Norton-Children’s Hospital, Louisville, after an illness.  He was a retired custodian and school bus driver for 16 years for the Eminence School System; a member of the Henry Christian Church; and a native of Trimble County.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Viola Rogers Carson, Eminence; two daughters, Mrs. Mart (Carolyn) Frazier and Rebecca Carson, both of Eminence; two sons: Cleaveland Carson, Williamstown, Kentucky and terry Edward Carson, Sr., Eminence; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Young, Georgetown and Mrs. Helen Spurr, Eminence; two brothers, Ancil Carson, Eminence and Johnny Carson, Madison, Indiana; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, July 6th from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. E. Paul Perry, pastor of the Mt. Sterling Antioch Christian Church, assisted by Rev. Arvil Duncan, Jr., pastor of the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Eminence.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  July 12, 1984


Nealan Carson 

Mealan Carson, age 55, of Eminence passed away on Friday, September 23, 2005.  He was the son of the late L. D. and Elizabeth (Brown) Carson.  He was employed with Wal-Mart in LaGrange and was formerly employed with the Eminence Schools and the Shelby County School System.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Carson, Eminence; one daughter, Mrs. William (Sarah) Clark, Bethlehem; one sister: Mrs. Estill (Alice “Katie”) Devore, Smithfield; one brother, Alan Carson, Sr., Eminence; and two grandchildren: Katlin and Will Clark.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Glenda Carson and a niece, Christina Carson.

 Services were held Sunday, September 25 at Prewitt Funeral Home, Eminence.  Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  September 28, 2005


Alberta Carter 

Alberta Carter, age 77 of Port Royal, died Sunday, June 5, 2005 in Youngstown, Ohio. She was a longtime Louisville resident and 30 year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

She is survived by one son: Charles Robert Carter, Lancaster, California; one step-daughter: Mrs. David (Lois) Myers, Maryville, Tennessee; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Carter, her daughter, Charlotta Carter and one granddaughter.

A graveside service was held Friday, June17 at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery.  Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  June 22, 2005


Earlean Carter 

Earlean Carter, age 71, of New Castle, died Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at the Bedford Health Care Center.  She was a member of the New Castle First Baptist Church and daughter of the late Richard Lawson and Virgie Martha Brewer Woods.

She is survived by six daughters: Carrollean Klapel, Wisconsin; Colleen Gividen, Carrollton; Martha Jo Case, Vonnie Ray Stader, Debbie Ann Carter and Linda Carol Carter, all of Eminence; three sons, Carroll Richard Carter, Sulphur; William Carroll Carter, Pleasureville; David Lee Carter, New Castle; one sister: Pearlean Cravens, New Castle; 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 7 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  January 12, 2005


Charles Carter 

Charles Carter, 26 years old, and Forest D. Stivers, 20 years old, both of Pleasureville, were killed and Garland Pack, 24, Cynthiana, was injured at 6:45 o’clock Thursday night when an airplane in which they were riding crashed in a wheat field on the farm of John Brewer, near Pleasureville.

Carter a graduate of the Pleasureville High School, is the only son  of Dr. W. F. Carter, prominent physician of Pleasureville.  He was well-known throughout Henry and Shelby Counties as the operator of an amateur broadcasting station.  Besides his father he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Danny Detwiler, Eminence, and Mrs. Lloyd Moody of Gratz.

Funeral services for Carter were conducted at the Pleasureville M. E. Church at 10:30 o’clock Sunday morning with Rev. G. W. Hoffman officiating.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  May 7, 1937


Georgia Carter 

Mrs. Georgia Belle Roberts Carter, 82, died Tuesday, January 26th at St. Frances Care Facility, Evanston, Illinois.  She was a native of Eminence; former school teacher with the Eminence Public Schools; Kentucky Colonel; past president of the Baptist State Missionary Convention; and a member of the First Baptist Church, Eminence, where she once served as organist.

She was the widow of the late Rev. P. A. Carter.  She is survived by one sister: Mrs. Edna Clark, Atlanta, Georgia;

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 30 at the First Baptist Church in Eminence.  Dr. W. H. Goatley, Sr., officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.  Saffell Funeral Home, Shelbyville, was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  February 4. 1988


Jeff Carter 

Jeff Carter, age 81, of Carrollton passed away on Monday, March 7, 2005 at Baptist Hospital Northeast, LaGrange.  He was a farmer and son of the late Paul and Cordie Lee (Simpson) Carter.  He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

He is survived by his son: Jeff Carter and his wife, Kathy, Georgetown; two sisters: Pauline Gatliff, Louisville and Sadie Thompson, Smithfield; one brother: Carroll Carter, Franklinton; and four grandchildren: Jared and Randy Carter, Tine Huber and Stacey Carter.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Port Royal Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 9, 2005


Louis Carter 

Louis Douglas Carter, age 34, of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of Shelbyville, died Friday, December 10, 2004 in Lucas County, Ohio as a result from a tractor trailer accident.  He was a truck driver for Builders Transportation, and Baptist by faith, a U. S. Army Veteran, serving in Desert Storm and Desert Shield.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Seth Thomas and Judy Carter, Sparta; mother and step-father, Mary Lavonne Downey Carter and Danny Carter, Charlotte, North Carolina; paternal grandmothers: Florence Beam Carter, Latonia and Mary Carter, Eminence; maternal grandmother, Liza Lee Martin Stephens, Russell Springs; one sister: Myra Lynette Price, Salisbury, North Carolina; one brother: Seth Thomas Carter, Jr., Lockport; half brother, Lloyd Steven Carter, Richmond; two nieces, one nephew, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by one step brother.

Funeral services will be today (Wednesday, December 15) at 1 p.m. at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  The Rev. Craig Howard, Squiresville Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will be with military honors in Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  December 15, 2004


Randy Carter

Randy L. Carter, 45, of Bowling Green, died July 31 in Greenview Hospital after a brief illness.  He was a native of Henry County; a building contractor; co-owner of Sikes Tires; a farmer; and a member of Bethal Methodist Church.  He was past master and member of the Oakland Masonic Lodge F.&A.M.

He is survived by his wife, Mimi Hendrick Carter, Bowling Green; his mother, Catherine Rucker Carter, Eminence; two daughters, Laura and Lenora Carter, Bowling Green; one son, Lee Carter, Bowling Green; and one brother, James Carter, Greenville, Tennessee.

Funeral services were held August 2nd at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green.  Interment was in the Bethal Cemetery, Warren County.

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Mrs. Velma Carter 

Mrs. Velma Carter, 86, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, died Friday, January 11th at the Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  She was formerly of Eminence, where she was a floral shop operator for several years.

She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Virginia Callis, Lawrenceburg, Indiana; on son: Eugene Carter, Christmas, Florida; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, January 15th at 7 p.m. in the Community Fellowship Church at Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 16th at the Eminence Cemetery.  Rullman Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana, was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  January 17, 1985


Mrs. William Carter 

Mrs. William R. Carter, 92 of Skylight, Prospect, Kentucky, died Monday October 17th at the Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle.  She was a native of Skylight; a member of the Shiloh Methodist Church; and the former Katherine Strasser.

She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Sam (Julia) Greenwood, Prospect and Mrs. John H. (Mary) Smith, New Castle; three sons: George W. Carter, Skylight, Louis E. Carter, LaGrange and Warren F. Carter, Skylight; two half-sisters: Miss Josephine Strasser, Louisville and Mrs. Pauline Harrod, Mountain View, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 20th at the Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Michael Gibbons, pastor of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Shiloh Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 20, 1983


Arvie Case 

Eminence Fire Chief Arvie Case, 43, and Mrs. Sammie Baldwin, 32, Gest, were found dead in a parked automobile at 9:30 a.m., Christmas morning at the entrance of the I.O.O.F. Park near Eminence.

Coroner William Prewitt attributed the deaths of Case and Mrs. Baldwin , both divorced, to carbon monoxide poisoning.  Eminence Police Chief John S. Johnson, who found the couple, said the windows of the car were closed and the motor was running.  Coroner Prewitt said they had been dead for several hours.

Case had been fire chief at Eminence for 12 years and was captain in the police department.  His work had always been satisfactory, according to those associated with him in the government of Eminence.

Funeral services for Case were conducted at the Eminence Christian Church at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, with the pastor, Rev. Elgin Smith, officiating.  Burial was in the Grove Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by two daughters: Flora Ann Case and Edna Mae Case; and two sons: Arvie Landon Case, Jr. and Kenneth B. Case, all of Eminence; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Case, Shelbyville; a sister: Mrs. Roy LaFollette, Bagdad; three brothers: John Case, Lillard Case and William Case, all of Shelbyville; and a grandfather, Steven Hazelwood, Shelbyville.

Henry County Local  January 2, 1953


Thomas Case 

Thomas Kesler Case, age 38 of Shelby County, died Monday, November 28, 2005 at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville. 

He is survived by his father: Paul T. Case, Eminence; two brothers: Paul A. Case and David Lee Case, both of Pleasureville; one sister: Karen Mayse, Eminence; grandmother: Mildred Kesler Case Peak, Pleasureville; three nieces, two nephews, three aunts and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Lee Payne Case.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, November 30) at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Herbert Slaughter, Cropper Baptist Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  November 30, 2005


Forrest Casey 

Forrest Casey, 72 of Eminence, died Thursday, October 13th at his residence.  He was a farmer and a member of the Shelbyville First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Harold Casey, Eminence; one daughter: Mrs. William H. Willis, Shelby County; one son: Robert M. Casey, Eminence; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters: Mrs. Virginia Beach, Lexington, Mrs. Elizabeth Etpihimer and Mrs. Blanch Garmon, both of Louisville; and Mrs. Mary Anna Bates, Symrna, Georgia; two brothers: Bernice Casey, Shelbyville; and Elbert Casey, Hopkinsville.

Funeral services were held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 15th at the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. Mike Duncan officiated.  Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

Henry County Local  October 20, 1983


James Casey 

James Harold Casey, 61 of Crestwood, died Friday, March 5th at the Methodist Hospital, Louisville, after a long illness.  He was a native of Shelbyville; a member of the Shelbyville First Baptist Church; an Army Veteran of World War II; served on the Shelby County Board of Education for eight years; was a member of Solomon Masonic Lodge #5 of Shelbyville; and for the past 14 years was employed by Luckett & Farley Architects.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Louis Simmons Casey, Crestwood; one daughter: Linda Casey, Louisville; one son: Kenneth Casey, Frankfort; two step-daughters: Mrs. Ora (Ellen) Nunnery and Mrs. Priscilla Lynch, both of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; 5 grandchildren; four sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Eppehimer and Mrs. Blanche Garmon, both of Louisville; Mrs. Virginia Beach, Lexington and Mrs. Mary Ann Bates, Smyrna, Georgia; three brothers: Bernice Casey, Shelbyville, Forest Casey, Eminence and Elbert Casey, Hopkinsville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6th at the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. Jeffrey L. Naylor officiated.  Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Henry County Local  March 11, 1982


Mrs. Stella Casey 

Mrs. Stella Noe Casey, 83 of Bethlehem, died Thursday, November 5th at the Homestead Nursing Center, New Castle.  She was a member of the Berea Christian Church.

She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Ruben (Nola) Salisbury and Mrs. Thelma (Boots) Barton, both of Eminence; one sister: Mrs. L. C. (Mayble) Wallace, Crestwood; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 8th from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Stephanie Boughton, pastor of Berea Christian Church and Rev. Hugh Owen, pastor of the Edinburg Christian Church, Edinburg, Indiana.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  November 12, 1981


James P. Castleman 

Lt. Col. James P. Castleman, formerly of New Castle, died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville.

He is survived by one daughter: Mrs. R. V. McLallen, Anchorage; one son: David P. Castleman and one brother: David R. Castleman, both of Louisville, and six grandchildren.


Mrs. Flossie Chadwell 

Mrs. Flossie Chadwell, 75, of New Castle, died Tuesday, April 17th at the Cardinal Villa Rest Home in Bowling Green.  She was a native of Franklin County and a member of the Berea Christian Church.

She is survived by two sons: Willie Chadwell, Lexington and James Lawrence Chadwell, New Castle; two sisters: Mrs. Eliza Sutherland, Route 1 Sulphur and Mrs. Ruth Moore, Frankfort; one brother: Owen Ethington, New Castle; four grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19th from Prewitt’s, new Castle.  Dr. Clayton Klingenfus, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 19, 1984


Mrs. Jane Chadwell 

Mrs. Jane Welch Chadwell, 78, of New Castle, died Wednesday, October 10th in Louisville.  She was a housewife.

She is survived by one son: Calvin Chadwell, New Castle; one daughter: Mrs. Mary Morris, LaGrange; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 13th at the Ricketts Funeral Home, Eminence.  Dr. Clayton Klingenfus, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.      

Henry County Local  October 18, 1984


Albert S. Chandler 

Albert S. Chandler, 79, of Louisville, died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at his residence after an illness.  He was a native of Henry County and formerly of Sulphur, KY.  He was a Marine Veteran of World War II, a member of the Campbellsburg Masonic Lodge #249, retired from the L&N Railroad after 44 years of service, and a member of the Sulphur Baptist Church.

He was the son of the late Arthur R. and Nora Stivers Chandler.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Jeffries and Ruth Allen; and two brothers, Joe and David Chandler.

Survivors: a sister, Edith Cox of Louisville; a brother, Paul Chandler of Danville; two nieces and five nephews.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2002 at the Prewitt – New Castle Funeral Home.  Burial: Sulphur Cemetery in Henry County.

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Mrs. Sallie S. Chandler 

Mrs. Sallie Stivers Chandler, 83, died at 7 a.m. Monday at the residence of her son, Victor R. Chandler, Scott Station.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 23, 1956


William Chapman, Jr. 

William “Bill” C. Chapman, Jr., age 70, of Pleasureville died Monday, March 21, 2005 at Jewish Hospital, Louisville.  He was a native of Charlestown, Indiana, the son of the late William Clyde Sr. and Beatrice Huey Chapman, a corrections officer with the KY Department of Corrections, an Army veteran, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Grace Assembly of God.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Chapman, Pleasureville; one son: Wayne Hutchins, Pleasureville; three brothers: Virgil Chapman, Sulphur; Phillip Chapman, Smithfield and Michael Chapman, Frankfort; three sisters: Mabel Chapman, Boynton Beach, Florida; Lorraine Hawkins, Campbellsburg; and Deborah Pollard, Eminence; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at Shannon Funeral Home.  Rev. Ted Shouse will officiate.  Interment will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Henry County Local  March 23, 2005


Mrs. Emily Jane Chappell  

Mrs. Emily Jane Chappell died December 18, 1911, at 3 o’clock in the morning, at her home near Glen Mary, KY., and she was buried at Franklinton Cemetery in Henry County, on December 19, at 1 o’clock p.m.

Her age was 43 years, 10 months and 3 days.  She was the wife of Mr. H. P. Chappell, they lived married life 18 years, 10 months and 16days.  There were 9 children born to them in the 18years; there is one dead.  The oldest is 17 years and 9 months old. The youngest is three years and six months old, the oldest girl is 13 years and 16 days of age, the youngest girl is 11 years 8months and 16 days of age.

Mrs. Chappell was the daughter of Jesse and Lucy Ann Mahaffey, of Travelers Rest, Owsley County, KY., a highly respected family – her father a well to do farmer.  Hiram P. Chappell is a son of Burgoin and Emily Chappell, of Welchburg, Jackson County, KY - farmer and miller, of an honorable and ideal life; one of the patriot fathers.  They have no relatives in Henry County, where they have resided for 17 years.

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Kenneth Chase 

Kenneth H. Chase III, 33, of Lexington, died Monday, February 5th at Akron General Medical Hospital in Akron, Ohio.  Kenneth was an active member of Trinity Hill Methodist Church.  He was employed as a shop manager for Sterling Inc. Jewelers.

He is survived by his wife: Teresa, and son, Scott of Lexington; parents, Kenneth and Barbara Chase, Eminence; two brothers: Tony and Bradley Chase, Lexington.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 9th at Trinity Hill Methodist Church, Lexington.  Rev. Howard Olds officiated.  Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 14, 1990


Guy Cheatham 

Guy Cheatham, 87, of Chapel House, Louisville, died Tuesday, April 23 in the Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville.  He was formerly of Jericho; a native of Nelson County; had been a resident of Jericho since 1927 where he operated a grocery for three and a half years and served as postmaster in Jericho for seventeen and a half years.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Smithfield Christian Church, and a member of the Eminence Lodge #282 F. & A.M.

He is survived by two nephews, Don Cheatham, Georgetown, Indiana and George C. Smith, Paxton, Illinois; three nieces: Mrs. Etta Hogan and Miss Gretchan Cheatham, both of Louisville and Mrs Barbara Leach, Poughkeepsic, New York; one sister-in-law: Mrs. J. W. (Nellie) Crandell, Louisville; and one brother-in-law: Arthur L. Estes, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Darryl Parr, pastor of the Smithfield Christian Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Clyde Carroll.  Interment was in the Smithfield Cemetery.

Henry County Local  May 2, 1985