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, February 07, 2007 01:29 PM

Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

 

David Claxon, Jr.

David Claxon, Jr., of near Bethlehem, died last week of typhoid fever, and was interred in the family burying ground.

Henry County Local  September 5, 1901


Lena Clem 

Lena Joyce Clem, age 100, of Bedford, died Friday, May 13, 2005 at the Bedford Nursing Home.  She was a member of Mount Herman Baptist Church and the daughter of the late Melancthon and Elizabeth Craycraft Joyce.

She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Prentice (Linda) Griffith, Bedford; one son, David Clem, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren,

And six great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Clem, one son, Paul Clem, three brothers and two grandsons.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at Ransdell Funeral Home, Bedford.  Dr. Dennis Plank and Brother Troy Stewart officiated.  Interment was in the Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery

Henry County Local  May 18, 2005


J. M. Clements 

J. M. Clements was born December 27, 1858, and his spirit returned to the God who gave it April 4, 1937.  He was married to Miss Virginia Hardin on December 24, 1889.  They were very much devoted to each other and were spared to live together for over 48 years.  He joined the Methodist Church in 1886 and later was converted, and lived a faithful member, attending its ordinances and supporting its institutions.

He was very active until he had his first stroke about 16 years ago.  He was never altogether normal since.  He had several strokes and each weakened his mentality.  For the past three years he was unable to do but little.

He started teaching school at the age of 16 and taught for about 40 years.  He gave up teaching and spent the remainder of his life, with the exception of a year or two, on the farm.  He leaves beside his wife, one sister and one brother, a number of relatives and a host of friends to mourn his loss.

Henry County Local  May 7, 1937


Katie Bruce Clements 

Katie Bruce Clements passed away at the age of 91 on Saturday, March 16, 1996 in New Castle.  She died as a result of a fire at her home on South Property Road in New Castle.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 21, 1996 at Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle.  Betty Rich Coleman and Rev. Garnett Slone officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Funeral Program from Prewitt’s Funeral Home


William B. Clements 

William B. Clements, 91 of Pleasureville, died Friday, June 6 at the Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle.

He is survived by one son: Albert (Jack) Clements, Pleasureville; two daughters: Mrs. Willie Mae Gilbert, Pleasureville; Mrs. Ruth Semones, Frankfort; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one brother: Sid Clements, Pleasureville                             

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 9, at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Steve Bentley, pastor of the Pleasureville Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  June 12, 1980   


Doris Cleveland

Doris Elizabeth Lefler Cleveland, age 86 of LaGrange, formerly of Henry County, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at the Richwood in LaGrange.  She was a medication supervisor for Central State. A member of the South Louisville Christian Church and the daughter of the late Clarence and Sadie Terrell Lefler.

She is survived by on son: Sidney Thomas Cleveland, LaGrange; one brother: Harry A. Lefler, Shelbyville and one sister: Mattie A Harp, Shelbyville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Cleveland.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Bro. Jim Terry officiated.  Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Henry County Local  May 17, 2006


Mark Clifford 

Mark Wayne Clifford, age 44 of Shelby County, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at his residence.  He was a farmer.

He is survived by his father: Darrell Wayne Clifford, LaGrange; his mother: Alberta Wilson Dietrich, Shelbyville; one brother: Peewee Clifford, Sulphur; two sisters: Becky Clifford Roberts, Eminence and Angie Clifford Botkins, Shelbyville; grandparents: Mama and Papa Clifford and Bessie Wilson, all of Shelbyville; and nine nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Stanley Wilson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Rev. Nick Coleman officiated.  Interment was in the Valley of Rest Cemetery in LaGrange.

Henry County Local  August 2, 2006


Cora Clubb 

Mrs. Cora Clubb, 76 of Pleasureville, died Friday, May 13th at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  She was a member of the Pleasureville United Methodist Church and served as organist for many years.

She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Martha Ann Simpson, Pleasureville; two grandsons: Gene Carroll Batts and James Curtis Simpson, both of Pleasureville and one Sister, Mrs. Robert Johnson, Louisville.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15th at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Donald Hatton officiated, assisted by Rev. Musial Pearson.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  May 19, 1983


Ethel Faye Clubb 

Mrs. Ethel Faye Clubb, 95, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, October 2nd at the Homestead Nursing Center, New Castle.  She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Berea Christian Church for 70 years.

She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Harry (Elizabeth Ann) Shay, Baltimore, Maryland; two sons: John B. Clubb, Route 2, Pleasureville and Joseph A. Clubb, Bethlehem; one sister: Mrs. Ruth Lessard, Baltimore, Maryland; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 5th from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. John Brand, pastor of the Eminence Christian Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Homer Hecht, pastor of the Berea Christian Church.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 11, 1984


Joseph A. Clubb

Joseph A. Clubb, 61, of Bethlehem, died Saturday, February 16th at the Norton-Children’s Hospital, Louisville.  He was a farmer.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Roberta Clubb, Bethlehem; two sons: Alan Dean Clubb and Joey Clubb, both of Bethlehem; four grandchildren; one sister: Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Shay, Uperco, Maryland; and one brother: John Boyd Clubb, Bethlehem.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 20th at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. John Brand officiated, assisted by Rev. Homer Hecht.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 21, 1985


Kenneth Clubb 

Kenneth Barton Clubb, age 45 of Breman, Georgia, formerly of Henry County, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006, in Coweta County Georgia from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  He was Chaplin for the Sons of the Confederate Army and son of the late Marie and Barton H. Clubb.

He is survived by his wife: Rebecca Jackson Clubb, Breman, Georgia; two sisters: Kathy Clubb, Franklinton and Renee Krise, Villa Rice, Georgia; a stepmother: Mary Vories Clubb; one daughter: Kasha Bell, Madison, Indiana; three step-daughters: Melissa, Tara and Summer, all of Breman, Georgia; and four nephews and one niece.

Funeral services and arrangements were handled by Hightower Funeral Home in  Breman, Georgia.

Henry County Local  March 22, 2006


Marshall Clubb 

Marshall Clubb, 40 years of age, died at his home near the Eminence and Pleasureville crossroads late Tuesday afternoon following an attack of pneumonia and typhoid fever.  He had been sick about three weeks.

Mr. Clubb is survived by his wife; two daughters: Beulah and Marie; two sons: John and George and by his mother, Mrs. Euphene Clubb of Eminence, one sister: Mrs. Myrtle Roberts, Crestwood and three brothers, Newton and Barton of Pleasureville and Gilbert of Owenton.

Funeral services were held at the Point Pleasant Christian Church with burial in the Point Pleasant Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 13, 1928


Nell Coates 

Nell Rose Coates, age 90 of LaGrange, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at The Richwood Nursing Home.  She was a member of the Buckner Christian Church, DeHaven Baptist Church Sunday School Class, Glenarm  Homemakers, Oldham County Republicans, a past 4-H leader, and a past recipient of the Master Conservationist of Henry County.

She is survived by one son: Lowell F. Coates; one daughter, Dorothy Rose Coates; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 11, at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood.  Interment was in the Floydsburg Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 16, 2006


William Cockrell

William Cockrell, 60 years old, died at his home in Pleasureville at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon.  He had been in ill health for some time. 

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Fannie Quisenberry Cockrell; one adopted daughter and two sisters: Mrs. Will Kelley and Mrs. Kohn Hudson of New Castle.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:30p.m. at the Pleasureville Baptist Church by Rev. L. D. Fisher, of Somerset, assisted by Rev. C. D. Bessinger.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 13, 1937


Juanita Coffey 

Juanita Washburn Coffey, 73, Carrollton, died Sunday, January 16, at the Alliant Medical Pavilion in Louisville.  She was born April 22, 1920, in English, Ky., the daughter of Clarence Arnold and Elizabeth Ann Hicks Washburn, who preceded her in death.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Carrollton First Baptist Church.

Surviving is one daughter: Cynthia Diane Coffey of San Diego, California; five sisters: Alberta Murphy, Louisville; India Sarles, Jeffersonville; Mildred Marshall, Sanders; Betty Hill, New Castle and Diane Goetzinger, Mt. Washington; one brother: Clarence Raymond “Buddy” Washburn of Rhode Island.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Leo Coffey, in 1958.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 20, at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.  Burial will be in the English Cemetery.

Henry County Local  January 20  year unknown


Thomas Coffey 

Thomas Matthew Coffey, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Coffey of Columbia, Ky. Died Tuesday, July 10 at 5:35 p.m. at the Taylor County Hospital, Campbellsbville.

Besides his parents he is survived by his grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. John Coffey of Columbia and Rev. and Mrs. Eddie Phenix of Eminence.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at Freedom Church Cemetery with Rev. Douglas Moseley officiating.  Interment was in the Freedom Church Cemetery.

Henry County Local  July 19, 1979


Iva Coghill

Mrs. Iva Frances Moore Coghill, 100, of Route 1, Pleasureville, died Tuesday, November 29th at the King’s Daughters Hospital in Shelbyville.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Ray (Bertha Lee) Wheeler, Winchester; two sons: Thomas Franklin Coghill and Tandy B. Coghill, both of Shelby County; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 1st at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home , Shelbyville.  Dr. John Chenault officiated.  Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery.

Henry County Local  December 8, 1983


Vernon Coghill 

Vernon Coghill, 69, Port Royal, died Monday morning at the Norton Infirmary, Louisville, from injuries received in an accident at the intersection of highways 55 and 421. Saturday afternoon.

The accident happened near the Silver Diner Restaurant south of New Castle.  Mrs. Martha Coghill, 47, operator of the diner, walked down to the scene of the crash and saw a relative of her late husband lying unconscious in his overturned truck.  She returned home and died shortly of a heart attack.

Mr. Coghill is survived by his wife; three daughters: Mrs. Lewis McDavis, Shelbyville; Mrs. Spencer Doughty, Bowling Green; and Mrs. Ray Glur, Shively; a son: Lonnie Coghill, Columbus, Ohio; a brother: Senator Coghill, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; two sisters: Mrs. Gertie Scott, Indianapolis and Mrs. Berta Stivers, Owensboro.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Shnnon Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Burial will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery.

Henry County Local  July 3, 1958


Doris Morgan Coleman 

Doris Morgan Coleman, age 76, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2001, at LaGrange, Kentucky.

Funeral services were held at 11a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at Prewitt Funeral Home.  Rev. Nick Coleman officiated.  Interment was in the Sulphur Cemetery.

Funeral program  Undated


Guthrie Coleman

Guthrie Coleman, 91 of Eminence, died Sunday, February 14th at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was a native of Eminence and a former stock clerk for Farmers Supply Co. in Eminence.

He is survived by one sister: Mrs. Mamie Mason, Eminence; one granddaughter: Mrs. Dorothy Cunningham, Jeffersontown and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 17th at the First Baptist Church, Eminence.  Rev. W, H, Goatley, Sr., pastor, officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence cemetery.  Saffell Funeral Home, Shelbyville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Henry County Local  February 18, 1982


John Coleman 

John Coleman, 95, of Campbellsburg, died Tuesday, June 11th at Veterans Hospital, Louisville.  He was a Veteran of World War I and the oldest member of the Second Baptist Church in Campbellsburg.

He is survived by one sister: Mrs. Cleo Logan, Detroit, Michigan; two nieces: Mrs. Marie White, Detroit, Michigan and Mrs. Odessa Anderson, Louisville; three nephews: Leon Reed, Detroit, Michigan; Rev. Howard Coleman, Washington, D. C. and George Coleman, New Castle and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14th at the Second Baptist Church, Campbellsburg.  Rev. Earl Higgins and Rev. W. A. Davis officiated.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Barnett-Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg, was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  June 20, 1985


Rollie Coleman

Rollie B. Coleman, age 80 of Pleasureville, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at the New Horizon Medical Center in Owenton.  He was the son of the late Allie and Mattie Osbourne Coleman, a member of the Pleasant View Methodist Church, a U. S. Navy WWII Veteran earning the Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Phillipine Liberation Ribbon, and the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal and he was a retired shipping clerk for Kentucky Metal Products.

He is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Jerry (Kathleen) Bond, Pleasureville; one sister: Mary Riddle, Owenton; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Rich Coleman.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the Sholar Funeral Home. Rev. Linda Morgan, Christ’s Open Door officiated.  Rev. Colin Curtis, Pleasureville and Pleasant View Methodist Church assisted.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  May 24, 2006


William O. Coleman 

The Wednesday (Louisville) Courier-Journal carried the following story under a picture of the late William O. Coleman.

William Oscar Coleman, former State Senator and a veteran of The War Between the States, died of infirmities at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning at the home of his son, J. B. Coleman.  He was 88 years old.  “Colonel” Coleman, as Mr. Coleman was known, was

Born in Trimble County, Kentucky, December 23, 1839 and when he was 21 years old, joined the Confederate forces as a member of Company A, Fourth Kentucky Cavalry.  He was wounded at the battle of Limestone Gap, Virginia. 

Returning to Sulphur after the war, Mr. Coleman served several terms as sheriff of Trimble County, and was later elected to the Legislature, serving two terms as a Representative and two terms in the State Senate from his district.  Mr. Coleman introduced the bill that made possible the building of the Confederate Home at Pewee Valley and was appointed the institution’s first commandant.

In 1861 he married Mary Yoder Buchannon of Shelbyville, Ky., and at her death in 1914, moved to Kansas City to live with a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Williams. Last summer he came to live with relatives in Louisville.

Besides his son and daughter, Mr. Coleman is survived by two other sons, C. C. Coleman of Barstow, California and George D. Coleman of Athens, Ohio; two sisters: Mrs. Mary E. Tandy, Smithfield and Mrs. Ethel Ford and a brother , Jesse J. Coleman, of Sulphur.

The body was taken to Sulphur, Thursday for services at the Baptist Church there. Mr. Coleman served for many years as moderator of the Sulphur Fork Association of Baptist Churches.

Henry County Local  February 10, 1928


James Collette

James E. (Jim) Collette, 57, of Eminence, died Friday, November 18th at the Suburban Hospital, Louisville, after a short illness.  He was a prominent carpenter, a Veteran of WWII, a member of the Eminence Christian Church, where he served as a Deacon, Property Committee Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Ruby Collette, Eminence; two sons: James D. Collette, Dallas Texas and Anthony Collette, Jacksonville, North Carolina; one stepson: Randall Arnold, Eminence; one stepdaughter: Ms. Sue Willis, New Castle; seven grandchildren; and two sisters: Mrs. Clarence ( Mary) LaFollette and Mrs. Forrest (Linnie) Scriber, both of Eminence.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, November 21st at the Eminence Christian Church.  Rev. John Brand and Rev. Lloyd Moody officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  December 1, 1983


Ruby Jean Collette

Ruby Jean Collette, age 84, of Eminence, died on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at Homestead Nursing Center.  She was a retired school teacher at Eminence Independent School for over 20 years; a member of the Henry Christian Church and a former member of the Eminence Christian Church; she was the daughter of the late R. D. and Nancy Jane Rapier Cox.

She is survived by her daughter: Nancy Sue Arnold Willis, New Castle; one son: Randall Lee Arnold, Pleasureville; one sister: Lucy Shelton, Corbin; three brothers: Fred, Bill and George Cox, all of Corbin; four grandchildren: Mrs. Rick (Nancy) DeBurger, Randy Arnold, Jr., Daryl Willis and Jeff Arnold; three great-grandchildren: Nolan, Krista and Paige DeBurger.  She was preceded in death by her husband: Jim E. Collette and one brother: K. Earl Cox.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 1 at Prewitt Funeral Home. Eminence, officiated by Pastor Ed Berry of Henry Christian Church.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 5, 2005


Stella Collett 

Mrs. Stella O’Nan Collett, 78,  of Shelbyville, died Saturday, July 13 at the Jewish Hospital, Louisville.  She was formerly of New Castle; a member of the Eastern Star of Shelbyville; a retired nurse; and a member of the Highland Baptist Church, Shelbyville.

She is survived by one son: Eugene M. Lindsey, Shelbyville; one sister: Mrs. Elizabeth Sutherland, Shelbyville; one brother: W. J. Phillips, Simpsonville; 2 grandchildren: Marshall Lindsey, Anchorage and Genie Moffett, Shelbyville and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 15 from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. William George, Jr., pastor of the Highland Baptist Church, Shelbyville, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  July 18, 1985


James Collins 

James Ray Collins, age 59, of Washington, D. C., formerly of Eminence, died Wednesday, February 22, 2006.  He was an associate publisher of World View magazine and a Washington, D. C. representative of Foreign Affairs magazine.  He was also a graduate of Transylvania University and the son of the late Carl Collins.

He is survived by his mother: Mary Collins, LaGrange; three sisters: Janet Lineberry, San Antonio, Texas; Anna Collins, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Zella Smith, LaGrange; two brothers: Carl Collins, Frankfort and Arnold Collins, Smithfield; two daughters: Jane Whitney Collins and Clara Brooke Collins, both of New Jersey; two sons: Chadwick Morton Collins, Bullitt County; and James Claibourn Collins, New Jersey and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 27, at Arch L. Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home.  Rev. Al Earley officiated.  Interment was in the Cave Hill cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 1, 2006


Mae Collins 

Mrs. Mae Boling Collins, 60 of Route 2, Eminence, died Thursday, June 9th at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  She was a native of Spencer County, a member of the Eminence Baptist Church; and a member of the Henry County Homemakers.

She is survived by her husband: Kenneth Collins, Eminence; one son: Robert Murphy, Eminence; four grandchildren; four sisters: Mrs. Mary Murphy, Mrs. Nellie Palmer and Mrs. Flora Snider, all of Shelbyville and Mrs. Christine Netherly, Louisville; two brothers: Tommie Boling, Eminence and Cecil Boling, Shelbyville.

Funeral services were held at 10a.m.m Saturday, June 11th at the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. Mike Duncan officiated.  Interment was in the Grove Hill cemetery, Shelbyville.

Henry County Local  June 16, 1983


Mary Collins 

Mary Catherine Collins, age 86, of LaGrange, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at The Richwood. She was a member of the Eminence Presbyterian Church and a librarian for Henry County and Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

She is survived by her children: Carl Collins, Frankfort; Arnold Collins, Smithfield; Janet Lineberry, San Antonio, Texas; Anna Collins, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Zella Smith, LaGrange.  She was preceded in death by one son, James Ray Collins.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 at Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home.  Interment was in the Cave Hill Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 8, 2006


Glenna Colston 

Glenna Bryant Colston, age 87 of Eminence, died Monday, August 14, 2006, in Louisville.  She formerly worked for the Brunswick Corporation and was the daughter of the late William and Myre Landers Bryant.

She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Jim (Deborah) Graham, Louisville; two sons: Coleman L. Colston, Defoe and Carroll Ray Teeters, Eminence; one sister: Mrs. James Fulton (Aleene) Long, Campbellsburg; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Notice Colston, one stepson, Quentin Colston and one grandson, Coleman Colston, Jr.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17 at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home.  Pastor Kevin Whitt, Harvest Community Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 23, 2006


Vester McAllister

Vester McAllister, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McAllister of Port Royal, was killed on a Friday night at Camp Kyona on the Kentucky River by Notice Colston.  The verdict of the Corner D. L. Ricketts at an inquest held at the courthouse was a follows: “Vester McAllister met his death Friday night as a result of a pistol shot from the pistol of Notice Colston.” 

The killing occurred on the second floor while a dance was in progress.  Witnesses at the corner’s inquest stated that Colston was in the room when McAllister entered and that Colston announced that there was a man in the room that he had wanted to kill for a long time and then immediately shot McAllister.

Sheriff Evan Harrod and Deputy Sheriff Bishop Adcock arrested Colston at the home of his mother Sim Mahorney in Marshalls Bottom.  They immediately took the prisoner to the Jefferson County Jail for safe keeping. 

Funeral services for McAllister were held on Sunday.

County Attorney James Thomas stated Monday that no date had been set for the examining trial.

Henry County Local  1985


Press Combs 

Mr. Press Combs, 84, of Route 1, Pendleton, died Wednesday, August 22nd at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was a retired coal miner; a native of Perry County; and a member of the Chaires Baptist Church in Perry County.

He is survived by seven daughters: Mrs. Richard (Helen) Duff, London; Mrs. Bob (Hester) Abbott, Pendleton; Mrs. Sam (Martha ) Abbott, Route 1, Pendleton; Mrs. Kermit (Margie) Williams, Owenton; Mrs. Willard (Ollie Sue) Perry, Owenton; Mrs. Alice Goodrich, Gratz and Mrs. Steve (Ethel) Lynn, Louisville; four sons: Ernest Combs, Jericho; Ottis Combs, Louisville; Herschel (Dub) Combs and Ceasor Combs, both of Owneton; two half sisters: Mrs. Mahala Eversole, Lockport and Mrs. Hanford (Lillie) Smith, Flint Ledge, Michigan; one half brother: Jeff Combs, Underwood, Indiana; 57 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 24th from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Tim Rutherford, pastor of the Graceway Baptist Church in Owenton, officiated.  Interment was in the Point Pleasant Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 30, 1984


Anna M. Compton 

Mrs. Anna Moss Compton, 55, died at her home near New Castle last Thursday morning.

She was the wife of Edward Compton, who is the only survivor.

Funeral services and burial were conducted at Edell, near Greensburg, Kentucky.

Henry County Local    July 17, 1942


Ella Cook 

Ella Katherine Cook, age 81, of New Castle, Died Saturday, May 14, 2005 at The Richwood of LaGrange.  She was the daughter of the late Fielding and Dolly Crawford Sutherland. 

She is survived by one daughter: Lurah K. Stamper, Lehigh Acres, Florida; one son: James Phillip Stanley, Clarkson; one sister: Susie Tingle, LaGrange; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard R. Cook, and two sons, Larry R. Stanley and William C. Stanley.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 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  May 18, 2005


Faye Dunavan Cook

Faye Dunavan Cook, age 73, of Eminence died Thursday, February 3, 2005 at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville.  She was born in Defoe, the daughter of the late Miles and Estelle Newman Dunavan, a member of the Point Pleasant Christian Church, a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship and a factory worker for Brunswick.

She is survived by her son: Gary Phillip Cook (Susie), LaGrange and Florida; her daughter: Rita Jo Tingle (Dale), Eminence; three grandchildren: Jim Cook, Dawn Tingle and Jason Cook (Dawn Marie Harris), two great-grandchildren: Francesca and Alexis Harris.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Phillip Cook.

Services were held Sunday, February 6 at 2 p.m. at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  The Rev. Scott Storie, Point Pleasant Christian Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 9, 2005


Lewis Cook 

Lewis Cook, 78 of Route 2, Eminence, died Tuesday, April 5 at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.

He is survived by one son: Phil Cook, Route 2, Eminence; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Mrs. Sadie Robertson, Venice, Florida and Mrs. Rhoda Demaree, Altamonta Springs, Florida.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Robert Jassman (pastor at Point Pleasant Christian Church) officiated. 

Henry County Local  April 21, 1983


Mrs. Lewis Cook

Mrs. Lewis Cook, 78 of Route 2, Eminence, died Tuesday, April 5 at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.

She is survived by one son: Phil Cook, Route 2, Eminence; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two sisters: Mrs. Sadie Robertson, Venice, Florida and Mrs. Rhoda Demaree, Altamonta Springs, Florida.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Robert Jassman (Point Pleasant Christian Church) officiated.

Henry County Local  April 14, 1983


Martha Cook 

Martha Frances Mahoney Cook, age 70, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, October 21, 2004 at her residence.  She was a member of the Shelbyville First Baptist Church, and daughter of the late Orlester (Mike) and Mary Margaret Purvis Mahoney.

She is survived by her husband: Leo N. Cook, Shelbyville; one daughter: Judy Cook, Shelbyville; one son: Steven L. Cook, Shelbyville; one sister: Mrs. Price (Jean Ann) Batts, New Castle; one brother: Orlester (Leck) Mahoney, Frankfort; and two granddaughters.  She was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Alan Cook, three sisters and five brothers.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 25 at 1p.m. at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Jesse Baxter, Chaplain of the Old Masonic Home, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 27, 2004


Shirley Cook

Shirley Ann Cook, age 68, of Eminence, died Saturday, April 23, 2005 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.  She was a retired employee of Eminence Speaker, a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, and daughter of the late Herman Ray and Stella Wood Newman.

She is survived by her husband: Harold Cook, Eminence; two daughters: Pam James , Pleasureville and Sandee Rains, Sarasota, Florida; one sister: Mary Shaw, Pleasureville; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister and one grandson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 27) at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. Mike Duncan will officiate.  Interment will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

Henry County Local  April 27, 2005


Carl Coombs 

Mr. Carl Edwin Coombs, age 75, of Pleasureville died Thursday, February 23, 1995 at Homestead Nursing Center, New Castle.  He was a native of Trimble County, owner of the Key Market in Pleasureville for more than 30 years, a member of the Eminence Odd Fellows Lodge #140 I.O.O.F. and a member of the Pleasureville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Grant Coombs, Pleasureville; two sons: Edwin Coombs, Pleasureville and Roger Coombs, Hodgenville; one daughter, Susan Mae Coombs, Louisville; three brothers: Joseph Coombs, Vernon, Illinois; Creed Coombs and Frank Henry Coombs, both of Jericho; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 26, at Sholar Funeral Home.  Rev. Paul Whitler and Rev. Louis Humes officiated.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery. 

Henry County Local  Undated


Creed Coombs 

Creed T. Coombs, age 77, of Smithfield, died Friday, February 4, 2005 at the University of Louisville Hospital.  He was a member of the Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, 50 years member of the Simpson Lodge #189 and the Henry County Lodge #249, a member of the Carl Adams Lodge #490 of the Order of the Eastern Star,  a WWII Veteran serving in the Navy, a farmer and son of the late James and Mary Rowlett Coombs.

He is survived by his wife: Helen Wright Coombs, Smithfield; two daughters: Mrs. Barry (Carol) Bowen, Bethlehem; and Denise Coombs, Smithfield; three sons: Dennis Coombs, Richard Coombs and Guy Coombs, all of Smithfield; one brother: Joe Coombs, North Vernon, Indiana; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by four brothers.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 7 at Ransdell Funeral Home in Campbellsburg.  Rev. Jimmy Bingham officiated.  Interment was in the Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 16, 2005


Margaret Combs 

Margaret D. Combs, age 72, of Pleasureville, died Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange.  She was a homemaker, a member of the Pleasureville Baptist Church, and the daughter of the late John T. and Eva Jennings Downey.

She is survived by her husband: Van Combs, Jr., Pleasureville; two daughters: Barbara Coons, Crestview and Audrey Way, Pleasureville; one brother: Benny Downey, Elmburg; two sisters: Mildred Wainscott, Eminence and Mandy Ellen Peyton, Frankfort; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at Sholar Funeral Home.  Rev. Jerry Anderson, Pleasureville Baptist Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 20, 2005


Peggy Coombs 

Peggy Hanlon Coombs, age 73, of Campbellsburg, died Saturday, April 9, 2005 at her residence.  She was a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church, worked for the Henry County School System for 25 years in food service; and the daughter of the late Buford and Aileen Shelton Hanlon.

She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Robert (Dottie) Shadwick, Bethlehem; Mrs. Ray (Suzanne) Alleman and Debbie Lucas, both of Campbellsburg; one son: James W. “Buzz” Heilman, Carrollton; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, William C. Heiman and Kenneth Coombs and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg.  Rev. Carl Rucker officiated.  Burial was in the Campbellsburg Masonic Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 13, 2005


Lola Coomes 

Mrs. Lola Thurman Coomes 73 died Tuesday, March 14, 1995 at Tri-County Baptist Hospital in LaGrange.  Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.  Prewitt’s Funeral Home, New Castle, are in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  March 15, 1995


Mildred Coons 

Mrs. Mildred Coons, 94 of Lyndon Lane Nursing Home, Louisville, died Saturday, August 6th at the Humana Hospital Suburban, Louisville.  She was a native of Owen County; a former resident of Sulphur and Prospect; and a member of the Sulphur Christian Church.

She is survived by her daughter: Mrs. Herbert (Jo) Florence, Louisville; one son: Willard Coons, Louisville; 8 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 9th at the Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Ray Snider, of Campbellsburg, pastor of the United Methodist Church at Sulphur, officiated. Interment was in the Sulphur Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 18, 1983


Willard Coons 

Willard Coons, 70 of Louisville, died Sunday, May 20 at his residence.  He was a native of Sulphur; the son of the late William Henry and Mildred Popp Coons; a member of the First Lutheran Church, Louisville; a retired Receiving and Shipping Foreman at Belknap, Incorporated in Louisville, where he worked for 35 years.

He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Keown, Tyner, North Carolina, Mrs. Dennis (Nancy Ann) Jeffries, Palmyra, Indiana and Mrs. Robert (Henrietta) Bethea, Wade, North Carolina; three sons: Billy Joe Coons, Lebanon, Tennessee, Pete Coons, LaGrange and Paul Coons, Louisville; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and one sister: Mrs. Herbert (Lilly Jo) Florence, Louisville.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23rd at the Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Ray Snider, pastor of the Sulphur United Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Sulphur Cemetery.

Henry County Local  May 31, 1984


Elizabeth Berry Cooper

Mrs. Elizabeth Berry Cooper, age 78, of Lexington died Wednesday, December 16, 1992.  She was formerly of Campbellsburg and a former teacher in Henry And Boyd Counties.

She is survived by her husband: F. Donavan Cooper, Lexington; one son: Brian D. Cooper, Omaha, Nebraska; one daughter: Mrs. Scott (Laurie) Sigel, State College, Pennsylvania; two sisters: Helen Brent and Dorothy Suter, both of Campbellsburg; two grandchildren: Briana Lee Cooper and Walker Douglas Cooper.  She was preceded in death by one son, Donavan B. Cooper and one brother, E. D. Berry, Jr.

Funeral services were held Friday December 18 at W. R. Millward Mortuary-Southland.  Dr. Robert G. Baker and Rev. William Simmons officiated.  Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Henry County Local  1992


Essie Coppersmith 

Mrs. Essie Thompson Coppersmith, 82, of New Castle, died Sunday, March 3rd at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  She was a native of Gest, formerly of Lockport and Pontiac, Michigan; a retired nurse with the State Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan for 13 years; a member of the Eastern Star, Pontiac, Michigan; former member of the Senior Citizens Club in Frankfort; a member of the Foster Grandparents Program; and a member of the Gest Methodist Church in Henry County.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5th from Prewitt’s New Castle.  Rev. John Underwood, pastor of the Gest Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 7, 1985


Bertha Couch 

Mrs. Bertha Couch, 76, of New Castle, died Friday, December 30th at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  She was a native of Gayer Creek, Kentucky; formerly of Blanchester, Ohio; and a member of the Church of Christ, LaGrange.

She is survived by three daughters:  Mrs. James (Hazel) Flannery, Alexandria, Ky., Mrs. Laura Harp, Ft. Pierce, Florida and Mrs. Rick (Rushia) Baker, Route 1, Campbellsburg; five sons: Burt Couch, Blanchester, Ohio, Shirl Couch, Morrow, Ohio, George Couch, Jr., Blanchester, Ohio; Taylor Couch, New Castle and Herman Couch, Morrow, Ohio; 35 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.  

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 3rd at the Church of Christ, Blanchester, Ohio.  Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Blanchester, Ohio.  Prewiit Funeral Home, New Castle was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  January 5, 1984


Jonathan Couch 

Jonathan David Couch, infant son of Paula Phillips Couch and Ruby Couch, of Cropper, died Wednesday, June 26th at the King’s Daughters Memorial Hospital, Frankfort.

Other survivors are grandparents: Billy and Lula Brierly, Pleasureville and Ethel Couch, Shelbyville.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28th at the Bloomfield Cemetery.  Shannon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  Thursday, July 4, 1985


Laura Couch 

Laura Phillips Couch, age 42, of Pleasureville, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at UK Medical Center in Lexington after a brief illness.  She was a native of Shelby County, the daughter of the late Joseph Lloyd Phillips, member of New Hope Church of God, and attendee of the LaGrange Church of God.

She is survived by her husband, George Couch, Jr., Pleasureville; one daughter: LeAnn Smith, Bedford; two sons: Aaron Couch and George A. Couch, both of Pleasureville; her mother: Lula Mae Phillips Brierly, Turners Station; one sister: Paula M. Milburn, Pleasureville; two brothers: Joseph Phillips, Taylorsville and John Phillips, Turners Station; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Webb Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. Steven Jordan officiated.  Interment was in the Big Spring Cemetery, Bloomfield, Kentucky.

Henry County Local  March 23, 2005


William Courtney 

William Courtney, age 66, of Campbellsburg, died Saturday, April 23, 2005 at Veterans Hospital in Louisville.  He was retired from the Williamson Company of Madison, Indiana and Earl Floyd of Carrollton.  He was a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church and son of the late Edward Brindley (Stepfather) and Buchannan Courtney.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Ann Courtney, Campbellsburg; mother, Emma Lou Brindley, Carrollton; one son, Michael P. Courtney, Madison, Indiana; three step daughters: Ann Coombs, Henryville, Indiana; Melissa Coombs, Sulphur and Amy Coombs, Campbellsburg; one sister: Mary Lou Stewart, Carrollton; two grandchildren, three step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26 at Campbellsburg Christian Church.  Rev. Frank Brooks and Rev. Charles Highfield, of the Campbellsburg Christian Church, and Rev. Chris White, of Carrollton Baptist Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Campbellsburg Masonic Cemetery.  Ransdell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  April 27, 2005


Jeptha M. Covington

Mr. Jeptha M. Covington, 75, of Smithfield, died Sunday, November 25 at the Jewish Hospital, Louisville, following an illness.  He was a native of Madison County; had been a resident of the Henry, Oldham and Shelby County area for many years; was a member of the Ballardsville Baptist Church; and a farmer.

He is survived by his wife: Edith Jeffries Covington, Smithfield; two daughters: Mrs. William (Jean) Larkin, Smithfield and Mrs. Ross (Patsy) Gottshall, Louisville; four sisters: Mrs. Alice Smith, Walton; Mrs. Jane Baker, Stoutland, Missouri; Mrs. Frances Baker, Fort Walton, Florida and Mrs. Virginia Rebby, Fort Walton, Florida; three brothers: Mr. Walker Covington, Richmond; Mr. Harold Covington, Eminence and Mr. Robert Covington, Milton; two grandchildren: Mr. Stephen Larkin , Crestwood and Miss Stephanie Larkin, Smithfield.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 27 at the Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Wayne Dozier, pastor of the Ballardsville Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Louisville Memorial Gardens East.

Henry County Local  November 29, 1984


Ballard F. Cox 

Ballard Frances Cox, 45, died at 4:25 a.m. at his home in Louisville.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Eva Mae Taylor Cox; three daughters: Mrs. Carroll Raines, Mrs. Lucille Stout and Miss Myrtle Belle Cox; Four sons: Austin Cox, Charles Cox, Ronald Cox and Ballard H. Cox; one sister: Mrs. Susie Moore, New Castle; one brother: William Cox, Louisville; and one grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted at Manning’s Chapel, 612-614 W. Broadway, Louisville at 12:30 p.m. Monday.  Burial was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 18, 1950


Christine Cox 

Mrs. Christine Cox, age 71, of Smithfield died Wednesday, June 14, 1995 at the Tri-County Baptist Hospital, LaGrange.  She was a member of the Church of Christ, LaGrange.

She is survived by her husband: George H. Cox, Sr.; two daughters: Mrs. Shirley Ann Hitt and Mrs. Edmond (Ruth Jane) Rockwell, both of Smithfield; two sons: George H. Cox, Jr., Sulphur and Joseph Walter Cox, Sr., Pendleton; four brothers: John Raisor, Sulphur; George Raisor, Campbellsburg; Leonard Raisor, Lockport and Quntis Raisor, Louisville; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, June 16 at the Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle.  Rev. Ed Life, pastor of the Smithfield Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Smithfield Cemetery.

Henry County Local  June 21, 1995


Garry Cox 

Garry Gene Cox, age 60, of Bethlehem died Saturday, August 26, 2006 at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was a native of Lexington; the son of the late Kenneth Cox; a supervisor lineman for Owen Electric and a member of the El Bethel Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife: Cheryal Bourne Cox, Bethlehem; two sons: Kenneth R. Cox, Bagdad and Gene Allen Cox, Corydon, Indiana; his mother: Glenna Holbert, Owen County; one brother: Glenn David Cox, Owenton; one sister: Janice Ernst, Frankfort; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister.

Services were held Tuesday, August 29, at 2 p.m. at McDonald and New Funeral Home.  Wayne Kelly and Trent Holbert officiated.  Interment was in the Owenton Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 30, 2006


Gayle Cox 

Mr. Gayle Cox, 68, of LaGrange, died Monday, March 18 at the Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville.  He was a native of Oldham County; a retired automobile salesman for Moorhead Chevrolet in Crestwood; and former co-owner of the Old Denton-Cox Lincoln-Mercury dealership in LaGrange.  He was a deacon and a member of the Westport Baptist Church and a former member of the Rotary Club in LaGrange.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Margaret Straughan Cox, LaGrange; one son: Larry T. Cox, Louisville; one stepson: Eddie Taylor, Danville, Illinois; two daughters: Mrs. Gayle Yount, Eminence and Miss Carrie Cox, LaGrange; two step daughters: Mrs. Tammy Taylor and Beverly Whalen, both of LaGrange; four brothers: James E. Cox, Crestwood; Alvin B. Cox, Elizabethtown; Kenneth Cox, Eminence; and Marion C. Cox, Hyden, Kentucky; two sisters: Mrs. Cleo Beasley, Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Ethel Eldridge, LaGrange and five grandchildren

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in the Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Rick Lucas, pastor of the Westport Baptist Church, officiated.

Henry County Local  March 28, 1985


Ida Cox 

Mrs. Ida Kelley Cox, 89, of Pendleton, died Sunday, September 15 at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Mack(Alene) Bennett, Route 1, Smithfield; two sons: Roscoe Cox, Louisville and Herman Cox, Route 1, Bagdad; one sister: Mrs. Irene Hall, Shelbyville; ten grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 18 from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. John Chandler, pastor of the Bedford Pentecostal Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  September 19, 1985


Ive Cox 

Ive Cox, prominent farmer of the Lockport community and for several years vice-president of the Bank of Lockport, died at 9 o’clock this morning at his home near Lockport.  Death was attributed to pneumonia.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Maggie Shaw Cox; three sons: Vernon Cox and Orvil Cox, both of Cemetery Hill and Earl Cox, Carrollton; three daughters: Mrs. ____ Clubb and Mrs. Howard Henderson, both of Bethlehem and Miss Mary Bell Cox, of Lockport; four sisters: Mrs. Sanford Carter, New Castle; Mrs. Dewey Stinson, of Franklinton; Mrs. Ann Downey, Lockport and Mrs. Eva Downey, New Castle.

Funeral services will be conducted at Grub Ridge on Saturday.  No other details could be learned by the Local.

Henry County Local  May 7, 1937


Joseph W. Cox, Sr. 

Joseph “Joey” W. Cox, Sr., age 48 of Pendleton passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2005 in Morehead, Minnesota (truck wreck).  He was the owner and operator of In & Out Dumpsters and Portable Restrooms and a member of the Northeast Christian Church.

He is survived by his son: Joseph W. Cox, Jr., Pendleton; a companion, Brittany Cassady, Pendleton; his father: George Cox, Sr., Pendleton; two sisters: Mrs. Ed (Ruth Jane) Rockwell and Shirley Ann Hitt, Pendleton; A brother, George Cox, Jr., Sulphur; a granddaughter: Erica Jo Cox and two stepdaughters: Kayla and McKenzie Logsdon.  He was preceded in death by his mother: Christine Raisor Cox.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 20 at Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle.  Officiated by Pastor Steve Idol, associate pastor of Northeast Christian Church and Rev. Bert Morgan, LaGrange.  Interment was in the Smithfield Cemetery.

Henry County Local  December 21, 2005


Judy Taylor Cox 

Mrs. Judy Taylor Cox, age 46, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, died suddenly Wednesday, August 15, at the Baptist Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee.  She was a native of Carroll County.  She was Assistant Principal at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary and Primary Schools in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

She is survived by her mother: Irene Hawkins Taylor, Carrollton; one daughter: Shannon Lynn Cox, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; one son, Darrin Taylor Cox, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and two brothers: Richard Vernon Taylor, Carrollton and Russell Taylor, Carrollton.

Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 18, at the Port Royal Cemetery.  Officiated by Rev. Tom Nefford, Pastor of the Georgetown Christian Church, Georgetown.  Prewitt Funeral Home , New Castle, was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  August 22, 1990


Kenneth B. Cox 

Kenneth Beckham Cox, 53 of Owenton died suddenly at work Friday, May 11th. He was a carpenter and a member of the El Bethel Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs, Glenna dean Holbert Cox, Owenton; two sons: Gary gene Cox and Glenn David Cox, both of Owenton; two daughters: Karen Jane Cox, Owenton and Mrs. Janice Maxine Worley, Monticello; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Mattie Ellen Cox, Bethlehem; two brothers: Russell Cox, Frankfort and A. B. Cox, Jr., Lockport and one sister: Mrs. Margie Hampton, Frankfort.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 14th at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Carl Owens officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  May 17, 1979


Kenneth Cox 

Kenneth Cox, age 85 of Eminence, died Monday, March 21, 2005 at Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was a WWII Army Air Force Sergeant, a member of the Ballardsville Baptist Church, retiree from Colgate, a farmer, and son of the late Pearl and Ethel Rockwell Cox.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Adams Cox, Eminence; and one sister: Mrs. Melburn (Ethel Mae) Eldridge, LaGrange.  He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Sharon Fields, pastor of the Eminence Christian Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Smithfield Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 23, 2005


Mary B. Cox

Mrs. Mary Bondurant Cox, 74, died suddenly of a heart attack at her home near Lockport on June 22.  She had been a member of the Methodist Church since she was eleven years old.

Funeral Services were conducted at the Lockport Methodist Church, June 24, with Rev. P.C. Long officiating.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery

She is survived by her husband: Mat Cox; five daughters: Mrs. Cassie Thurmond, Mrs. Linnie Kelley, Mrs. Cordie O’Brien, Mrs. Anna Mae Floyd and Mrs. Mary _______.

Henry County Local  Date unknown


Matt Cox 

Matt Cox, 79 (?), retired farmer, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the New Castle Sanitarium.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasureville Methodist Church with Rev. C. A. Nunery officiating.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Susan Frost Cox; four daughters: Mrs. Delvin Thurman, Pewee Valley; Mrs. C. A. Wade, Shelbyville; Mrs. David Bryant, Lockport; and Miss Anna Mae Cox, LaGrange; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Henry County Local  October 24, 1952


Thomas F. Cox 

Thomas F. Cox, age 88 of Fairfield, Ohio passed away Monday, July 31, 2006 at Jewish Hospital, Kenwood.  He was born November 10, 1917 in Campbellsburg, Kentucky, the son of Owen and Marie (Haggard) Cox.  On June 7, 1941 Tom married June R. Burke in Cincinnati.  He served his country during WWII in the US Army where he was the recipient of many decorations and citations.  Mr. Cox retired from Standard Publishing , Mt. Healthy in 1982.  Tom was a founding member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1068, and Father Roetelle Council Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his children: Thomas M. (Rebecca) Cox, Judith M. (David) Huddleson, Joyce E (Randal) Thomas, and Jeanette E. Hoskins; grandchildren, David M. Huddleson, Michael D. Huddleson, Chirstopher R. Thomas, Stephanie N. Thomas, Katharine D. Cox, Thomas W. Cox, Emily R. Hoskins, Erin E. Hoskins; great-grandchildren, LKuke R. Thomas; and sister, Martha J. Cox.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, June R. Cox; and five brothers.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2006 at Sacred Heart Church, 400 Nilles Road, Fairfield, Ohio, with Father Larry Tharp, Celebrant.  Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven. 

The Journal-News, Hamilton, Ohio  August 2, 2006


Vernon Cox 

Mr. Vernon Cox, age 92, of Lockport, died Saturday, August 18 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  He was a member of the Gratz Christian Church.

Survivors include: three sons: Vaiden Q. Cox, Louisville; James A. Cox, Belleville, Illinois; and Charles E. Cox, Hershey, Pennsylvania; three daughters: Dorothy Oney, Frankfort; Elizabeth Smith and LaVerne Howard, both of Elizabethtown; three sisters: Ethel Clubb, Frankfort; Alma Bright, Eminence; and Mary Belle Cox, Louisville; eighteen grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Thomas Funeral Home.  Rev. Todd Froelich, Rev. Wayne Kelley and Rev. Gene Webster officiated.  Burial was in the Pt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 22, 1990