Henry County Obituary Records -

These records are a PARTIAL extract of the Henry County Local (HCL) Obituaries. These records range from the early 1900's to the present day and were Submitted By: the contributor listed below. Not all the obituaries contained during the years of the newspaper have been extracted. Please use this information as a starting point for your own research.

This Page was Updated Monday, November 06, 2006 05:28 PM

Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

 

Mary P. Crabb 

Mrs. Mary Pryor Crabb, former Henry Countian, died December 28 at her home in Eustis Florida.  She was the widow of Roland R. Crabb, who died several months ago.  She had made her home in Florida since 1924.

She is survived by one brother: Tandy Pryor, Tampa, Florida; one sister: Miss Willie Pryor, Tampa, Florida; five nieces: Mrs. Kathryn Benard, Mrs. Marguerite DeNegre, and Mrs. Dorothy Pryor, Tampa, Florida; Mrs. Clara Louise Cooksey, Jacksonville, Florida; and Mrs. Martha B. Stover, Turlock, California; one nephew: R. M. Pryor, Jacksonville, Florida.

Funeral services were held December 31 in Leesburg, Florida.  The body was brought to Ricketts Funeral Home in Eminence and burial services were held Tuesday in the Eminence Cemetery.  

Henry County Local  January 6, 1956


Melissa A. Crabb 

Melissa A. Wilson Crabb, the daughter of W. B. Wilson and Elizabeth Offutt Wilson, was born June 27, 1842, at Eminence, Kentucky.  She passed away as the result of an attack of pneumonia January 5, 1928 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alex M. Robinson at Georgetown, Ky.

Her early life was spent at Eminence and she received her higher education at the neighboring town of Shelbyville.  On October 10, 1865, she was joined in marriage to Edward D, Crabb of the same vicinity, with the exception of two years spent in western Kentucky, their home was near and during the last years, in Smithfield.  This union was blessed with two children, a son, Wilson D. of Smithfield and a daughter, Lizzie May, (Mrs. Robison) of Georgetown.

Mr. Crabb preceded Mrs. Crabb in death, having passed away January 10, 1926.

Mrs. Crabb united with the old Fox Run Baptist Church, now the Eminence Baptist Church, while still a young woman.  After her marriage she joined the Smithfield Baptist Church, of which she was a loyal and loving member the remainder of her life.

She leaves to mourn her loss two brothers, James H. Wilson of Eminence and Wallace Wilson of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and four Sisters: Mrs. Mary Thomas, Mrs. Clara Thomas and Mrs. Nannie Clubb, all of Umatilla, Florida, and Mrs. Emma Caseldine opf Eminence; and two granddaughters, Elizabeth, now Mrs. Leland Lyne, of Pineville, Kentcuky; and Julia Hardy Robinson of Welch, West Virginia.  In addition a host of friends, as well as other relatives feel the bereavement of her death.

The funeral service for Mrs. Crabb  was held aat the home of her son, Wilson D. Crabb at Smithfield, Saturday afternnon at 2:30, conducted by a former pastor, Rev. M. R. Regan of Louisville.  Interment was made in the cemetery at Smithfield.

Henry County Local  January 13, 1928


Mary Craig 

Mary Lou Chandler Craig, age 59 of Turners Station, died Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of the American Legion, the Moose Lodge, a member of the White’s Run Baptist Church, a daughter of the late Gus Estill and Wilma Evelyn Banks Chandler and a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband: David Craig, Carrollton; two stepsons: David Keith Craig and Troy Allen Craig, both of Carrollton; one sister: Linda Luhn, Scipio, Indiana; two brothers: Jimmy Chandler, Worthville and Charlie Chandler, Gas City, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 13 at the Graham- Dunn Funeral Home, Carrollton.  Rev. Scott Williams officiated.  Interment was in the Carrollton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Henry County Local  January 16, 2006


Hallie Craigmyle

Mrs. Hallie Etta Craigmyle, 85 of Lockport, died Friday, July 22nd at the King’s Daughters Memorial Hospital, Frankfort.

She is survived by her husband: J. L. “Deter” Craigmyle, Lockport; one daughter: Mrs. Ella Frances Wigton, Perryville, Ohio; one son: Ernest Craigmyle, Lockport; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24th at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. William Summers officiated assisted by Rev. Earl Browning.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  July 28, 1983


Richard Craigmyle, Jr. 

Mr. Richard P. Craigmyle, Jr., 66, of Bethlehem, died Sunday, September 4, 1988 at Tri-County Hospital, LaGrange.  He was a retired farmer.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Craigmyle; three sons: Clarence, Barney and Jerry Craigmyle,, all of Pleasureville; two daughters: Mrs. Doris Preston and Mrs. Patsy Tingle, both of Pleasureville; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Joseph (Fannie) Hamilton, Pleasureville and Mrs. Kathleen Wallace, Carrollton; one brother: Charles Craigmyle, Eminence.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 5, 1988 at Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. David Rayborn officiating.  Interment was in the Point Pleasant Cemetery.

Henry County Local  Undated


Roy Craigmyle 

Roy Virgil Craigmyle, 47, of Eminence, died Sunday, February26 at the VA Hospital, Lexington. 

He is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Fannie Bell Hamilton, Pleasureville and Mrs. Kathleen Wallace, Carrollton; three brothers: William Craigmyle, Eminence; Charles Craigmyle and Richard Craigmyle, Jr., both of Pleasureville.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1st at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Michael Duncan officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 9, 1984


Julia Clark Cranfill 

Julia Clark Cranfill, 84 of Campbellsburg, widow of C. D. Cranfill, passed away April 12, 2004 after a short illness.  Mrs. Cranfill was born in Hillsboro, Kentucky and was a life-long resident of Henry and Oldham Counties, living in Sulphur, Jericho, LaGrange and Campbellsburg.  Ms. Cranfill was preceded in death by her father and mother, Charles M. and Blanch Clark and four sisters; Mildred Christian, Ina Seitz, Lucy Adcock and Naomi Mattick.

Survivors include a daughter: Charlene Sosby and her husband, Don Sosby of Cynthiana; two sons: Larry G. Cranfill and his wife Jane D. Cranfill and Calvin D. Cranfill and his wife Meg Stewart-Cranfill, all of Lexington.  Mrs. Cranfill is also survived by a niece, Ann Berry, Campbellsburg; nephew: Henry Mattick, Bedford; three grandchildren: Dr. Thomas B. Cranfill and his wife Audra and their two children of Louisville; Clark Cranfill and his wife Amy of Lexington; Sarah Campbell and her husband, David, also of Lexington. 

Prewitt Funeral Home in New Castle is in charge of funeral arrangements.  Services will be at 11a.m. on Thursday, April 15 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Valley of Rest Cemetery in LaGrange.

Henry County Local  undated


Roland Crask, Sr. 

Roland A. Crask, Sr., age 71, of Middletown died Monday, January 24, 1994 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville.  He was founder and retired owner of Roland Crask & Sons Feed, LaGrange and a member of the Poplar Level Baptist Church, Jeffersontown and Middletown Masonic Lodge #732.

He is survived by his wife: Mary McAllister Crask; two daughters: Susie Dearner, Jeffersontown and Doris J. Girdley, Louisville; six sons: Roland Crask, Jr., Campbellsburg; Paul M. Crask, LaGrange; Roy L., Larry W. and Mike S. Crask, all of Jeffersontown; and Donnie R. Crask, Louisville; three sisters: Marg Trenbeath, Phoenix, Arizona; Syl Hockersmith and Edna Meyers, both of Louisville; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 26, at Pearson-Ratterman Bros. Funeral Home.  Entombment was in Resthaven Mausoleum.

Henry County Local  February 9, 1994


Mrs. Clyde Cravens 

Mrs. Clyde Brown Cravens, 79, of New Castle, died Sunday, March 18th at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  She was a member of the Franklinton Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Emilene (Dickie) O’Nan, New Castle and Mrs. Thomas G. (Bill) Harrison, Frankfort; two brothers: Mr. Claude Brown, Port Royal and Mr. Otis Brown, Eminence; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21st from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Dr. Clayton Klingenfus, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Franklinton Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 22, 1984


Eldon Cravens 

Eldon Cravens, age 78, of Milton passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Kings Daughters Hospital in Indiana.  He retired as a correctional officer from the LaGrange Reformatory after 32 years of service.  He was a retired WWII Army Veteran, a member of the Drennon Christian Church and an Honorary Kentucky Colonel and the son of the late John and Jessie (Sanders) Cravens.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rut (Jones) Cravens and a brother, Owen Cravens.

He is survived by his son: Steven Eldon Cravens, Drennon; A brother: Melvin Cravens, Eminence; one granddaughter: Mrs. Adam (Stephanie Cravens) Brown, Port Royal; one grandson: Steven Shane Cravens, Crestwood;  four great-grandchildren: Clayton J. Brown, Brice W. Cravens, Khloe M. Brown and Cassidy G. Cravens.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 4 at 2 p.m. at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Services were officiated by Rev. Dave Wilde, pastor of the Drennon Christian Church. Interment was in the Franklinton Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 9, 2005


Mrs. Jessie Cravens 

Mrs. Jessie Cravens, 90, of Route 1, Turners Station, died Monday, February 25 at the Homestead Nursing Center, New Castle.  She was a member of the Drennon Christian Church.

She is survived by two sons: Melvin Cravens, Route 1, Turners Station and Eldon Cravens, Route 2, Milton; one daughter-in-law: Mrs. Anna Dora Cravens, Georgetown; one sister: Mrs. Bertha Jones, Port Royal; one brother: Bailey Sanders, Louisville; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 27 from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. William F. Coley, pastor of Drennon Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Franklinton Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 28, 1985


Kerry K. Cravens 

Kerry K. cravens, age 62 of Frankfort passed away Sunday, November 13, 2005 in his home.  He was a 1961 graduate of Henry Central High School in New Castle, graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1966 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology.  He enlisted in the U. S. Army National Guard in June of 1966 and was honorably discharged in July of 1972.  He worked for General Electric, Ford Motor Company and Prescotec, Inc. all of Louisville, and retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation in Frankfort in 1993.  He was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg, American Legion Post #7 of Frankfort and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

He is survived by his wife: Elizabeth Shelton Cravens, Frankfort; two sons: Blaine Cravens, Georgetown, Indiana and Lee Cravens, Mt. Washington; his parents: Elizabeth (Harp) and Melvin Cravens, Eminence; a brother: Ron Cravens, Shelbyville; a step-daughter: Cynthia Shelton Dean, Richmond; six grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, November 16) at Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle.  Officiated by Rev. Rick Clark, pastor of Central Baptist Church and Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church.  Interment will be in the Port Royal Cemetery.

Henry County Local  November 16, 2005


Thomas Cravens

 Thomas Cravens,78, native of Henry County, died March 7 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hattie Hulett, Taswell, Indiana.

Henry County Local  March 24, 1950


Pvt. William T. Cravens 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. cravens of Port Royal, were notified last week by the War Department that their son, Pvt. William T. Cravens, a Japanese prisoner since the fall of Bataan, had been brutally killed by Japanese guards at a camp at Puerto Princesa, Palawan, on December 14, 1944. 

The letter (From the War Department), dated September 1, 1945 stated:  “It is with deep regret that I am writing to confirm my recent telegram advising you that your son, Private William T. Cravens, 35100567, Infantry, was killed in action December 14, 1944 at Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippine Islands, while a Prisoner of War of the Japanese Government.” 

“Your son was one of a group of 150 members of the United States Army, Nay and Marine Corps, who were imprisoned by the Japanese at a camp at Puerto Princesa, Palawan.  On December 14 1944 this group of prisoners was attacked without warning by their Japanese guards who attempted to massacre the prisoners to the last man.  Ten of the prisoners succeeded in escaping.  These were the only survivors.  It has now been officially established by reports received by the War Department that all the remaining prisoners, including your son, perished as a result of the ruthless attack.”

Besides his parents, Private Cravens is survived by a sister, Mrs. P.J. Powell.

Henry County Local  September 14, 1945


George Crawford 

George Crawford, 91 of the Trimble County Nursing Center, Bedford, died Thursday, February 17 at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton.  He was a native of Henry County; a former resident of Owen and Oldham Counties; a retired farmer and a member of the Mt. Gilead Christian Church, Henry County.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lotter Barnes Crawford; three daughters: Mrs. Mary K. Horine, Louisville; Mrs. Victory (Regina) McIntosh, LaGrange and Mildred Toombs, Pendleton; three sons: George Crawford, Jr., Turners Station; George A. Crawford, Campbellsburg and Elliston Crawford, LaGrange; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 19 at the Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Douglas Dortch, pastor of the Buckner Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 24, 1983


Hallie Crawford 

Hallie Crawford, 90 of Bedford, died Monday, April 5th at her residence.  She was a member of the Carrollton Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sons: Chester Crawford, LaGrange; Estill Crawford and Lawrence Crawford, both of California; five daughters: Mrs. Clara Moore, Turners Station; Mrs. Mary Devine, Bedford; Mrs. Martha Raisor and Mrs. Helena Raisor, Monterey and Mrs. Nancy Ball, Louisville; two brothers: Abe Stangle, Campbellsburg and Joe Stangle, Madison, Indiana; one sister: Mrs. Anetta Harvey, Campbellsburg; 27 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8th at the Ransdell Funeral Home, Bedford.  Rev. Cecil Fisher officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 22, 1982


Jeannette Crawford 

Mrs. Jeannette Ford Crawford, 67, widow of Raymond Crawford, passed away Friday, December 31, at the King’s Daughters Hospital.  She was a native of Shelby County, a member of the Dover Baptist Church and former cashier at Begley Drug.

She is survived by two daughters: Anita Woods and Mrs. Eddie (Janet) Snider, both of Shelbyville; one son: Donald Leroy, Illinois; eight grandchildren; six sisters: Waldine Booker, Mae Bond and Elizabeth Cheatham, all of Louisville; Sue Houstin, Seminole, Florida; Christine Suter, Eminence and Joyce Krebs, St Petersburg, Florida; and two brothers: William D. Ford, Louisville and Pryor Jennings, Pleasureville.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 3, 1t 1 p.m., at Shannon’s Funeral Home.  Rev. D. E. Jones officiated with burial in the grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Patriot Statesman (Newspaper)  January 7, 1983


Rachel Crawford 

Mrs. Rachel M. Crawford, 75, of Smithfield, died Friday, October 11 at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  She was a native of Oldham County; had been an employee of Barrickman’s Restaurant in Pendleton and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son: Norman C. Crawford, Charleston, Indiana; two sisters: Mrs. Rosella B. Tingle, Pendleton and Mrs. Thelma Puckett, Westport and three great-grandsons.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 14 at Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. David S. George, pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange.

Henry County Local  October 24, 1985


Randolph Creger 

Randolph F. Creger, age 79, of Crestwood, formerly of Eminence, died Thursday October 28, 2004 at his residence.  He was Vice-President of Steel Technologies, a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a Veteran of the U. S. Navy, and son of the late Wayne Creger and Delores Mellas.

He is survived by one son: Randy Creger; one daughter: Rebecca Klingenfus; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Creger and one daughter, Kathleen Brussell.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 1, 2004 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Mark Spaulding, of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church officiated.  Burial was in Louisville Memorial Gardens East.

Henry County Local  November 3, 2004


Mrs. Guthrie Crowe 

Mrs. Guthrie F. Crowe, 63 of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died at her residence Saturday, January 26, following an illness.  Mrs. Crowe was the former Sue Vance, a native of Oldham County and the daughter of the late Judge F. C. and Elma Callis Vance.  She spent her early life in Henry County where she graduated from the Smithfield High School.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and attended the University of Kentucky.  She and her husband, an attorney, were residents of LaGrange until 1950 when Mr. Crowe was appointed U. S. District Judge, Canal Zone, Panama at which time they moved to Ancon, Canal Zone residing there 27 years until Judge Crowe retried.

She is survived by her husband: Judge Guthrie F. Crowe; one daughter: Mrs. Robert (Betty Gwen) Moon, Fort Lauderdale; one granddaughter, Sue Carol; one grandson, Steven Guthrie; one sister: Mrs. Gwendolyn Crump, Columbus, Indiana.

Memorial funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today), January 31st at the Adkins-Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Ken Halbrook, pastor of the LaGrange Methodist Church will officiate.  Interment will be in the Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange.

Henry County Local  January 31, 1980


Michael Croxton 

Michael Allen Croxton, age 53, of Campbellsburg, died suddenly, Tuesday, December 2, 2003, in Campbellsburg.  He was a farmer and a member of the Franklinton Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife: Pryor Croxton, Campbellsburg; one daughter: Mrs. Howard (Stacey) Raisor, Jr., Campbellsburg; parents: Clay and June Croxton, Pleasureville; two brothers: Ronnie Croxton and Mark Croxton, both of Pleasureville; and one granddaughter.

Services were held Thursday, December 4 at 2 p.m. at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Jacky Newton, pastor of the Franklinton Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Ed Berry, pastor of the Henry Christian Church. Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  undated


Mrs. A. J. Cubbage   

Mrs. Alice Shipp Cubbage, 95, (of) Owenton, widow of A. J. Cubbage, died last Wednesday morning at her home after an illness of several weeks.  She was a long-time member of the Owenton Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son: Dr. Otto Cubbage, Eminence; six daughters: Mrs. Bessie Lancaster, Pleasureville; Mrs. Mary Sandusky, Owensboro; Mrs. Franny Sand, St. Petersburg, Florida; Mrs. Margaret Redding and Miss Lilly Cubbage, Owenton and Miss Adeline Cubbage, Owento and Ft. Thomas and a brother, Dr. E. R. Shipp, Owenton.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Kemper-Coates Funeral Home in Owenton.

Henry County Local  March 30, 1961


Evelyn Cubbage 

Evelyn Hockensmith Cubbage, age 85, of Pleasureville died Sunday, April 2, 2000 at her residence.  She was the daughter of the late Lewellyn and Bessie Cawby Hockensmith and a member of the Pleasureville Christian Church.

She is survived by one daughter: Nancy Cubbage Payne, New Liberty; and three grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Corbin Cubbage.

Services will be today (Wednesday, april 5) at 2 p.m. at the Pleasureville Christian Church.  Rev. Brian Nierman, Pleasureville Christian Church, will officiate.  Private burial at sunset at the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 5, 2000


Hieatt Cubbage 

Hieatt Cubbage, age 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Cubbage, Pleasureville, died Sunday night about 11 o’clock.  He went to get a bucket of coal, having to come down several concrete steps, he stumbled and fell, striking his head on the concrete.  Dr. O. P. Goodwin was summoned and found death had been almost instantaneous.

Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother: James Corbin Cubbage and one sister: Mary Ransdell Cubbage.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, at 10 o’clock at the Baptist Church by the pastor, Rev. W. T. Edwards.  Burial followed in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 6, 1931


Margaret Cubbage

Mrs. Margaret Hall Cubbage, age 85, died after a long illness at 5 o’clock Sunday morning.

She is survived by her husband: Rowland Cubbage; one step-son: B. W. Cubbage of Pleasureville; and a step-daughter: Mrs. Sue Clements, of Lexington.

Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church in Gratz at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternnon.  Burial in the Gratz Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 26, 1934


Marie Cubbage 

Mrs. Marie Cubbage, 86, of Pleasureville died Sunday at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.

She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Mary Ransdell Doyle, Finchville; one son: James C. Cubbage, Pleasureville; one granddaughter: Mrs. Nancy Jo Payne, Owenton; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Dr. Wayne E. Ward officiated, assisted by Rev. Ken Shaw.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 21, 1971


John C. Cummins 

John C. Cummins, 82, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday at his home in Defoe.  Mr. Cummins, a retired farmer, was a member of the Hemp Ridge Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hilda Stafford Cummins; four daughters: Mrs. Mattie Kelley and Mrs. Mary Shaw, Shelbyville; Mrs. Laura Nutgrass and Mrs. Irene Gordon, Louisville; four sons: Charlie and John Cummins, Shelbyville; Dennis Cummins, Pleasureville and Roy Cummins, Louisville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Burial was in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

Henry County Local  February 10, 1956


Calvin Cunningham 

Calvin Cunningham, 46, of Route 1, Carrollton died Sunday, April 25th at his residence.  He was a farmer.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Myrtle Bess Cunningham, Route 1, Carrollton; three sisters: Mrs. Joyce Couch, Ghent; Mrs. Harvey (Rosezellar) Quire, Pleasureville and Mrs. Marlin Dean, Lexington; one half-sister: Mrs. James (Valra) Cornish, Lexington; his mother: Mrs. Willie Caldwell, Eminence; and his father: Carroll Cunningham, New Albany, Indiana.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27th from Prewitt’s, New Castle. Dr.Clayton Klingenfus, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Port Royal Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 29, 1982


Emma Day Cunningham

 Emma Hoagland Day Cunningham, age 76, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 1997 at Shelbyville.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 1997 at Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle.  Rev. Joel League officiated, assisted by Bro. Kent Sullivan and Rev. Kent Ellard.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Funeral Program   Undated


William Cunningham 

William Dewitt Cunningham, 68 of Port Royal died Tuesday, December 5th at the Mallory-Taylor Hospital, LaGrange.

He is survived by his wife: Geraldine Cunningham, Port Royal; two sons: William Cunningham, Jr., LaGrange and John Cunningham, Louisville; two step-sons: Randy Cunningham and Chris Cunningham, both of Port Royal; two daughters: Mrs. Roma Walker, LaGrange and Mrs. Sue Eddy, Proctorville, Ohio; two stepdaughters: Harriott Devore, New Castle and Dorothy Clark, Port Royal; two brothers: Marvin Cunningham, LaGrange and Claude Cunningham, Louisville; one sister: Mrs. Mary Petzold, South Gate, California; seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 8, at 2:30 p.m. at the M. A. Stoess & Sons Funeral Home, Crestwood.  Rev. Wayne White, pastor of the Church of God, LaGrange, officiated.  Burial was in the Smithfield Cemetery.

Henry County Local  December 14, 1978


Nell Roberts Cureton 

Mrs. Nell Roberts Cureton, 60, Campbellsburg, widow of G. L. Cureton, who died March 13, this year, was found hanging Monday morning in the smokehouse at her home.  Deputy Corner Ralph Willhite returned a verdict of suicide.

Friends of Mrs. Cureton report she had been in ill health for several years and that the loss of her husband had caused her to be depressed.  A brother, Russell Roberts, Carrollton, left her home shortly after 7 o’clock Monday morning but did not suspicion anything particularly wrong in her actions.  Her husband’s niece, Peggy Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Jones, had been staying at the Cureton home during the week while attending school at the Campbellsburg School and left shortly after Mr. Roberts.

A servant, James Keener, was told by Mrs. Cureton that after he had completed some chores he could find her in the smokehouse.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home with Rev. Don Steffy, pastor of the Campbellsburg Christian Church, officiating.  Burial was in the Port Royal Cemetery.

She is survived by her mother: Mrs. Hallie Roberts, Bethlehem; two sisters: Mrs. Reese Bush, Eminence and Mrs. Fannie Thompson, Louisville; three brothers: Richard Roberts, Bethlehem; Herman Roberts, Pleasureville and Russell Roberts, Carrollton.

Henry County Local  October 3, 1952


Timothy Curry 

Timothy G. Curry, age 39, of Shelbyville, died Monday, July 31, 2006, at the Jewish Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was a member of the Smithfield Baptist Church, former member of the KTPA and Ohio River Valley Truck and Tractor Association and a production associate for the Budd Company.

He is survived by his wife: Susan Scott Curry, Shelbyville; two sons: Tyler and Sheldon Curry, both of Shelbyville; mother: Jennie Moore Curry and father: V. G. Curry, both of Smithfield; two brothers: Shane Curry, Campbellsburg and J. J. Scott, Shelbyville and two sisters: Michelle McKinney, Shelbyville and Debbie Wyatt, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 3 at Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Interment will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Henry County Local  August 2, 2006


H. H. Curtright 

Henry Herndon Curtright, 66, owner and operator of the Curtright Funeral Home and one of Louisa’s wee-known and highly esteemed citizens succumbed at 2:40 o’clock Monday morning, July 10, in a Huntington (West Virginia) hospital following a long illness.

Mr. Curtright was born in Shelby County, Ky., May 5, 1901, a son of the late H. K. and Sarah Herndon Curtright.

After graduating from Pleasureville High School and the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, Louisville, he came here in 1927 and established Louisa’s first funeral home.

Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church with the Rev. Charles Perry, the Rev. Derek Wallace and the Rev. Harry Wulfcamp officiating.  Following the services the body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home in Pleasureville to lie in state until graveside rites on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the cemetery there.

Suirvivors include the wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Kephart Curtright; two daughters: Mrs. William Thomas Peters, Louisa and Mrs. Charles Ray Fugitt, Erlanger; three grandchildren: Henry, Mary Beth and Lee Peters; one nephew: Charles Henry Thomas, Pleasureville and one niece: Mrs. W. T. Maddox, Bethlehem.

The Big Sandy News,  Louisa, Kentucky  July 13, 1967


H. K. Curtright 

H. K. Curtright, 65 years old, for thirty years a business man and mortician of Pleasureville, died suddenly at his home in North Pleasureville Tuesday morning at 7:45 o’clock.  He had been in ill health for the past three years but was apparently improving the last few days prior to his death.  He had just finished his breakfast and fell over in his chair.  He drew only a few breaths after the physician arrived.

The deceased was a partner of Curtright & Ricketts, Morticians.  His first business venture was in the dry goods business in Pleasureville thirty years ago.  He then started a hardware and furniture business to which was added the undertaking business.

Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Glenn B. Murdock, Louisville and a former pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. George W. Filer.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery. 

He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and an officer in the Pleasureville Christian Church for many years.

He is survived by his wife: Sallie Herndon Curtright; one daughter: Mrs. Estill Thomas, Pleasureville; one son: H. K. Curtright, Louisa; one sister: Mrs. George Herndon, Shelbina, Missouri; two brothers: T. C. Curtright, Paris, Missouri and Charles Curtright, Los Angeles, California. Four grandchildren also survive.

Henry County Local  February 7, 1936


Elizabeth Curtright 

Mrs. Elizabeth Kephart Curtright, of Louisa, owner of the former Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, February 9th in Louisa following an extended illness.  Mrs. Curtright was born in Pleasureville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late James Harvey and Mattie Johnston Kephart.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Curtright.

Mrs. Curtright moved to Louisa from Ashland in 1927.  She and her husband were owners and directors of the former funeral home.  She was a graduate of the Pleasureville Academy and attended Sue Bennett College and the University of Kentucky.  She was a member of the Pleasureville Methodist Church and the Louisa United Methodist Church, where she also served on the board of directors.

Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Beth C. Peters, Louisa and Mrs. Linda C. Fugitt, Crestview Hills, Ky.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The body was taken from the Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods to the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa where funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 11.

The body was removed from the Heston Funeral Home and taken to the Thomas Funeral Home in Pleasureville for visitation Saturday evening.  Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 12 at the Pleasureville Cemetery with Rev. Musial Pearson officiating.