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 Tuesday, November 07, 2006 03:29 PM

Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

 

Josie Adams 

Josie L. Adams, age 85, of Worthville died Friday, September 8, 2006 at Green Valley Health Care Center, Carrollton.  She was a native of Henry County, the daughter of the late Noble and Rosa Nell May Claggett and a member of the United Pentecostal Church, Carrollton.

She is survived by two sons: Donald Nelson, Milton and James Adams, Worthville; two daughters: Mrs. Curtis (Cheryl) Vincent, Dublin, Georgia and Mrs. Walker (Kathy) Lucas, Worthville; one sister: Mary Alice Todd, Lebanon Junction; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her two husbands: Charles Louis Nelson and James Henry Adams and two brothers and a sister.

Services were held Tuesday, September 12, at 11 a.m. at Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg.  Rev. Robbie Knox and Rev. Curtis Vincent officiated.  Burial was in the Carrollton Cemetery.

Henry County Local  September 13, 2006


Ralph Berry 

Ralph Gayle Berry, age 74, of Port Royal, died Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Kindred Hospital, Louisville.  He was a native of Henry County, the son of the late Joe and Martha Mertz Berry and a retired carpenter.

He is survived by three daughters: Sara Berry, Port Royal, Sharon Berry, Louisville and Cindy Emerson, Turners Station; one son: Randy Berry, Port Royal; one brother: Joe Berry, New Castle; and seven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Keith Berry.

A private family ceremony was held at Graham-Dunn Funeral Home, Carrollton.  Interment was in the Port Royal Cemetery.

Henry County Local  September 20, 2006


William H. Blackerby 

The funeral for William Harwood Blackerby, 37, will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Southside Baptist Church.  Burial will be in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

Blackerby, an English teacher at Valley High School, died at 11:20 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Infirmary of a heart ailment.  He lived at 726 Whitney (Louisville).  A veteran of WWII and the Korean War, Blackerby was a native of Henry County, Kentucky.  He first taught at Henry County Central High School and later at Frankfort High School; before coming here.

He was a graduate of Eastern State College, Richmond, Ky., where he received his A.M. and M. A. degrees.  He was a member of the Plum Masonic Lodge and Edith Force chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  He also belonged to the National Education Association and the Kentucky Education Association.  Survivors are his mother: Mrs. Irene Blackerby; a sister: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Marvin and two brothers: Justin C. Blackerby, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and John Hartman Blackerby. 

The body is at Nunnelley Funeral Home, 4327 Taylor Boulevard (Louisville).

The Courier-Journal  Louisville  1958


Charles Bramblett 

Charles Bramblett, Crestwood, died Monday, August 28, 2006 at the Baptist Hospital East.

He is survived by one son: Charles Travis Bramblett; his mother: Mary Bramblett; one brother:

Edward Bramblett and two grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday, August 31, at 7 p.m. at the Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood.

Henry County Local  September 6, 2006


Jamie Cottrell 

Jamie Cottrell, age 35, of Drennon, died Friday, September 8, 2006 at the University of Louisville Hospital.  He was a 1989 graduate of Eminence High School and worked as a pipefitter.

He is survived by his parents: Vicky and Wayne LeMaster, Drennon; one sister: Marlene Hughes, Carrollton; one brother: Dwayne “Gabby” Cottrell, Lacie; one step brother: Shannon Wyman, English; two daughters: Brittany Nicole Cottrell, New Castle and Taylor Raene Bright, Pleasureville, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Shawn Golden, pastor of Drennon Christian Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Port Royal Cemetery.

Henry County Local  September 13, 2006


Mrs. Antonia D’Agostino

 Mrs. Antonia D’Agostino, 82 of Route 1, Smithfield died at 4:50 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at the Hillcreek Manor Nursing Home, Louisville.  She was a native of Valetta, Malta and a resident of Detroit for many years.  She attended the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Middletown.

She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Walter A. (Beatrice) Browning, Route 1, Smithfield and Mrs. Phillip (Josephine) Evans, Long Beach, California; three grandchildren: Miss Sally Browning, Smithfield; Mr. Charles W. Browning, Smithfield and Mrs. Susan Grunde, San Diego, California; two great-grandsons and one sister: Sister Mary Agnes of Gzira, Malta.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 at the Adkins-Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Mr. George F. Riebel, Sr. of Kingdom Hall, officiated.  Interment was in the Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange.

Henry County Local  June 7, 1979


Arthur Dailey 

Arthur A. Dailey, of New Castle, died Saturday, July 30th at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was a native of Shelby County and a retired Henry County farmer.

He is survived by one sister: Mrs. J. Neil Morris, New Castle; one niece: Mrs. Karl Lentz, Jr., New Castle; and one nephew, Ryburn B. Snelson, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 2nd at the Bagdad Cemetery.  Dr. Clayton Klingenfus, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, handled the arrangements.

Henry County Local  August 4, 1983


Ethel Hamilton Dale 

Mrs. Ethel Hamilton Dale, age 82, of Lockport died Wednesday, February 22, 1995 at Owen Manor, Owenton.  She was a member of the Lockport Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by three sons: Clayton Dale, Frankfort; Leonard Dale, Jr., Frankfort and Franklin William Dale, Eminence; two daughters: Clara Downey, Cropper and Ida Beverly, Bethlehem; one brother, Joe Hamilton, Gest; one sister, Lillie Eddins, Eminence; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Dale, Sr.

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at the Sholar Funeral home.  Rev. Wayne Kelley, Rev. Eugene Webster and Rev. Bettie Rich Coleman officiated.  Burial was in the Grub Ridge Cemetery.

Henry County Local  Undated


Hazel Danner 

Hazel Lee Lyons Danner, age 71 of Eminence died Friday, June 24, 2005 at her residence.  She was employed with Brunswick for thirty years, a member of the Eminence United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge of Eminence.  She was the daughter of Hazel Lyons Snider and the later William Carroll Lyons.

She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Byron (Kathy) Moore, Eminence; one son: David Danner, Pleasureville; her mother: Hazel Lyons Snider, Pleasureville; three sisters: Mrs. Jimmy (Joyce) Woods, Smithfield; Mrs. Bill (Maretta) Beach, Shelbyville; and Mrs. Dave (Violet) Knoop, Rineyville; five brothers: Carroll Lyons, Louisville; Charles Lyons, William Lyons, and Dwight Lyons, all of Bethlehem; and Paul Lyons, Bagdad; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Danner and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home.  Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  June 29, 2005


Robert Danner 

Robert (Bobby) Danner, 37 of Eminence died suddenly in Frankfort Thursday, July 12th.  He was a member of the Point Pleasant Christian Church where he was a deacon.  He was employed at Belknap in Louisville.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Linda Danner, Eminence; one daughter, Miss Paula Danner, Eminence; and his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Danner, Eminence.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15th at the Ricketts Funeral Home, Eminence.  Rev. Robert Jassman, pastor of the Point Pleasant Christian Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  July 19, 1979


Joe Daunhauer 

Joe Charles Daunhauer, age 83 of Louisville, died Thursday, January 26, 2006 at his residence.  He was a member of Deer Park Baptist Church, a WWII Veteran of the signal corps, former employee of Brown Foreman, member of the American Legion, Highlands Post and so of the late Sam and Julia Penster Daunhauer.

He is survived by his grandson: Joshua Adams, Lexington; one sister-in-law and one daughter-in-law.  He was preceded in death by his wife: Roberta Chilton Daunhauer; one son: Harold “Butch” Adams, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2006 at Highlands Funeral Home.  Rev. Carl Rucker and Rev. David Platt officiated.  Interment was in the Port Royal Cemetery.  Ransdell Funeral Home in Campbellsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  February 1, 2006


Roberta Daunhauer 

Roberta Chilton Adams Daunhauer, age 86, of Louisville, formerly of Henry County, died Thursday, May 12, 2005.  She was employed at Brown Foreman for 38 years.

She is survived by her husband: Joe Daunhauer, Louisville; one sister, Marjorie Brent, Orange Beach, Alabama; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son Harold L. “Butch” Adams.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, may 15 at Highland Funeral Home in Louisville.

Interment was in the port Royal Cemetery.  Ransdell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  May 18, 2005


Taylor Davidson

Taylor Davidson, a well-known Kentucky convict-artist, was shot and killed in his cell in the Henry County Jail here late Saturday.  Police charged another inmate, Luther Baker, with murder but declined to give any details on how a gun got in the jail. 

Davidson, who started painting while imprisoned 12 years ago, was dead on arrival at Louisville General Hospital at 10:15 Saturday.  He died from a .38-caliber gunshot wound in the chest, according to Jefferson County Corner Henry Burchett.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Graham Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Courier-Journal – Louisville    Undated


Bertie Hall Davis 

Mrs. Bertie Hall Davis, 65, died at her home in Pleasureville, at 9:00 Tuesday morning.

She is survived by her husband: Slater Davis; six daughters: Mrs. Homer Hall and Mrs. Kesler Hall, both of Shelby County; Mrs. Walter Durbin and Mrs. Grace Blankenbaker, both of Louisville; Mrs. Dewey Owens, Simpsonville; and Mrs. Plaut Denny, Cincinnati; and one son: Gilbert Davis, Cropper;  three brothers: C. Hall and Johnnie Hall, both of Elmburg; and G. Hall, Shelbyville; nine grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at the Cropper Union Church at 3 p.m., Friday, with Rev. R. T. Wilson officiating.  Burial was in the Pleasureville, Summerfield

Henry County Local  December 17, 1943


Clara Davis 

Mrs. Clara Clendenin Davis, 76 of Eminence, died Tuesday, February 17 at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville, following a brief illness.  She was a native of Louisville, the daughter of the late Dr. Hugh McIlvaine.  She spent most of her life at the ancestoral home, Willow Brook Stock Farm in Shelby County, which she managed and operated until a few years ago.  She was a graduate of the former Science Hill School, Shelbyville and the University of Louisville.

She is survived by one son: Joseph McKee Davis; three grandchildren: Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Jarrett; Mrs. George “Julia” Conner and Richard Owen Davis all of Louisville and one great-grandchild. 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 21st at the Radcliffe Funeral Home, Lagrange.  Rev. John Brand, pastor of the Eminence Christian Church, officiated.   Interment was in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

Henry County Local   February 24, 1983


Gatton Davis

Gatton Davis, 85 of Shelbyville, died Monday, February 11th at the Shelby Manor Nursing Home, Shelbyville.  He was a native of Owen County; a former farmer; a retired representative of the Production Credit Association for 22 years; a member of the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville; a member of the Elsey Sunday School Class; and a former member of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ford Davis, Shelbyville; three daughters: Mrs. Mary V. Ethington, New Castle, Mrs. Julia Smith, Lexington and Mrs. Sue Hollis, Louisville; two sons: Joe Davis, Shelbyville and James M. Davis, LaGrange; one sister: Mrs. Anna Crum, LaGrange; one brother: Garvey Davis, Louisville; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 13 at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. Bob Vassar officiated.  Interment was in the Bagdad Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 14, 1985


Harold Morton Davis 

Harold Morton Davis, age 59, of Eminence, died Saturday September 23, 2006 at Baptist Hospital Northeast In Patient Hospice Unit.  He was a native of Madison County, the son of the late Matthew and Christine Lear and a farmer.

He is survived by two daughters: Betty Hardin, Defoe and Mary C. Davis, LaGrange; two sons: Gary A. Davis, Pleasureville and Adrian L. Trail, Shelbyville; two brothers: Bob Lear and Donald Lear, both of Richmond; one sister: Connie Lear, Richmond; and his caregiver: Brenda Jones; seven grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by6 one sister.

Services were held Tuesday, September 26, at Sholar Funeral Home.  Rev. LaVern Snyder, Salem Assembly of God, Pewee Valley, officiated.  Burial was in the Point Pleasant Cemetery.

Henry County Local  September 27, 2006


Jesse Davis 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. January 11 for Jesse W. Davis, 29, who died at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton, after being injured earlier in the day in an automobile accident.  He was the son of the late Joe K. and Virgie Berry Davis.  He has served four years in the Navy and was member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Good Davis; four children: Kenneth Wayne, Diana Joe, Michael Glenn and Donna Faye; two brothers: Joe Davis, Jr., Port Royal and Gene Davis, who is in the Navy; two nieces; several aunts and uncles.

The services were held at the Port Royal Baptist Church and conducted by Rev. Jack Poole of Indiana; Rev. Howard Oliver, pastor of the Port Royal Baptist Church and Rev. Leroy Sanders, pastor of the Port Royal Methodist Church.  Burial was in the Port Royal Cemetery.

Henry County Local  January 27, 1956


Junior Davis 

Junior Daqvis, 61, of Port Royal, died Tuesday, September 24 at the Baptist East Hospital, Louisville.  He was a mail carrier in Henry County for 16 years and a member of the Port Royal Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Evelyn Louden Davis, Port Royal; one daughter: Patty Jo Davis, Carrollton and one brother, Cecil Davis, Carrollton.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 27 from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. Gary Rucker, pastor of the Port Royal Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. John Phipps, pastor of the Port Royal Methodist Church.  Interment was in the Port Royal Methodist Church.

Henry County Local  October 10, 1985


Lurlie Davis 

Mrs. Lurlie Lee Holt Davis, 83, of Shelbyville, died Monday, July 16 at the Capital Hall Nursing Home, Frankfort.  She was a member of the Buck Creek Methodist Church, Shelby County.

She is survived by one daughter: Flora Higgins, Shelbyville; one son-in-law: C. W. Higgins, Shelbyville; one son: James Davis, Eminence; one daughter-in-law: Mary Davis, Eminence; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19 at the Saffell Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. Bush, pastor of the Christiansburg Baptist Church, will officiate.  Interment will in the Calvary Cemetery, Shelbyville.

Henry County Local  July 19, 1984


Nannie Davis 

Nannie Elizabeth Ambrose Davis, age 86, formerly of Pleasureville died Sunday, April 9, 2006 at the heritage House, Seymour, Indiana.  She was a native of Shelby County, the daughter of the late William and Isa Bell Ambrose, a homemaker and a member of the LaGrange Pentecostal Church.

She is survived by three sons: William A. Davis, Pleasureville; Harry L. Davis, Louisville and Maurice E. Davis Fairdale; four daughters; Elizabeth L. Bryant, Louisville; Cleo F. Jackson, Medora, Indiana; Betty D. Mahoney, Pleasureville and Anna Marie Abdel, Florida; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Davis.

Services will be today Wednesday, April 12) at 11 a.m. at Sholar Funeral Home.  Rev. Jim Lowe will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 12, 2006


Nettie Davis 

Mrs. Nettie Ewing Davis, 49, of Port Royal, died at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville, after an illness of several months.

She is survived by her husband: Joe Davis; one son: Gene Davis, Port Royal; two stepsons: Bill Davis and Joe Davis, Jr., both of Port Royal; four grandchildren; one sister: Mrs. George Malin, Turners Station; two brothers: Ferrell McAlister, Port Royal and Cecil McAlister, Turners Station.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Port Royal Methodist Church.  Rev. William J. Guess, pastor of the Port Royal Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Robert Hawkes, pastor of the Port Royal Methodist Church.  Interment was in the Port Royal Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 3, 1952


William Dawkins

William “Billy” Dawkins, 63 of Route 1, Sulphur, died Tuesday, June 2nd at his residence after an illness.  He was a retired Artificial Inseminator for KABA; a U. S. Army veteran of WWII; a member of the Campbellsburg Masonic Lodge #249 and a member of the Sulphur Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Ruth Morgan Dawkins, Route 1, Sulphur; three sons: James Dawkins and Morris Dawkins, both of Louisville and William ”Jock” Dawkins, Route 1, Sulphur; one stepdaughter: Katherine Adams, Lexington; one stepson: Thomas Lee Adams, Route 1, Sulphur; and one sister: Mrs. Levia Wilson, Eminence.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4 from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. Tony Campbell, pastor of the Sulphur Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Sulphur Cemetery.

Henry County Local  June 11, 1981


Randolph Day

Mr. Randolph Day, age 71, of Eminence, died Sunday, December 10, 1989 at his residence.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Eminence United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Lucille Day, Eminence; two brothers: Stanley Day, Eminence and Jimmy Day, LaGrange; and his mother: Mrs. Mae Day, New Castle.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 12 at the Prewitt Funeral Home, Eminence.  Rev. Blanchard Amstutz, pastor of the Eminence United Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  December 12, 1989


W. K. Day 

Mr. W. K. Day, 91, of Route 2, Eminence, died Sunday, September 2nd at the Crestview Nursing Home in Shelbyville.  He was a retired farmer; a native of Morgan County; formerly of Oldham County; and a member of the Ballardsville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Mae Florence Day, Route 2, Eminence; three sons: Randolph Day, Eminence, Jimmy Day, La Grange and Stanley Day, Route 2, Eminence; 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 4th from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. Wayne Dozier, pastor of the Ballardsville Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.


William M. Deakin 

After a long and distressing illness of cancer of the face, William M. Deakin, father of Mrs. A. N. Perkinson, died Saturday shortly after noon.  His age was sixty-eight years.  Six children, all grown and married except one, are left to mourn the death of a good Christian father.  Mr. Deakin was a native of Henry County, and has for some time made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Perkinson.  He was a member of the Baptist Church, but owing to the absence of his pastor, the funeral was preached by Rev. T. J. Godbey of the Methodist Church.  Services were held at the house Sunday morning, after which the remains were taken to Pleasureville for burial.

Henry County Local  February 29, 1904


Eldora Yount Dean 

Mrs. Eldora Yount Dean, age 68, of Shelbyville, formerly of Pleasureville, died Tuesday, October 1, 1991 at the United Medical Center, Shelbyville.  She was a member of the Point Pleasant Christian Church, Henry County; Mid Lakes Christian Church, Leesburg, Florida; and the Carl Adams Lodge #490 Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband: Robert J. Dean, Shelbyville; two daughters: Sharon Nichols, Waddy and Patti Jones, Campbellsburg; one son: Darrell Yount, Shelbyville; one stepson: Robert B. Dean, Frankfort; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held Friday, October 4, at Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville, with Rev. Charles Brown and Rev. Phillip Cook officiating.  Jessie Harris assisted in the service with special music.

Henry County Local  October 9, 1991


Ethel Dean 

Mrs. Ethel Cain Dean, 94 of Sulphur, died Wednesday, January 26th at the Suburban Hospital, Louisville.  She was a native of Bourbon County and a member of the Pendleton Methodist Church.

She is survived by three sons: Willie Hugh Dean, LaGrange, Russell Felix Dean, Sulphur and Cecil P. Dean, Eminence; one daughter: Mrs. Elsie Bryson Buckley, Louisville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 30th at the Barnett-Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg.  Rev. Paul Pepoon and Rev. David Poole officiated.  Interment was in the Sligo Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 3, 1983


Presley G. Dean 

Mr. Presley G. Dean, 92, of Sulphur, died Tuesday, January 1st at the Baptist East Hospital, Louisville.  He was a retired farmer; an Army Veteran of WWI; and a member of the Sulphur Methodist Church.

He is survived by three nieces: Mrs. Lelia D. Courtney, Taylorsville, Mrs. Annie Ruth Foudray, Flemingsburg and Mrs. Charles (Thelma) Nicklett, Issaquah, Washington; four nephews: Presley Leroy Dean, Chico, California, Howard Dean, Chico, California, Lawrence E. Dean, Pewee Valley and Gregory B. Dean, Jeffersontown.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 3rd from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. Ray Snider, pastor of the Sulphur Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Sulphur Cemetery.

Henry County Local  January 10, 1985


Robert “Bobby” Dean 

Robert B. Dean, age 59, of Frankfort, formerly of Henry County, died Wednesday, January 12, 2005 after a long illness.  He was a retired Social Security Disability hearing officer from the Cabinet of Families and Children; a member of the Pleasureville Masonic Lodge #210 and the Order of Eastern Star Carl Adams Chapter #490; a member, elder and trustee at the Capital City Christian Church; a Shriner and member of the Oleika Temple in Lexington and the son of the late Robert J. and Dixie Casey Dean.

He is survived by his wife: Jane Anderson Dean; his adopted daughter: Mrs. Gardy (Marie Filias) Richard; his adopted son: James Kuhn and one grandchild.  He was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Dean.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2005 at Capital City Christian Church.  Dr. Steve Pattison and Derrel Cone officiated.  Burial was in the Bellevue Cemtery, Danville.  Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort, was in charge of the arrangements.

Henry County Local  January 19, 2005


Russell Dean 

Russell Felix Dean, age 88 of Pendleton, died Sunday, August 13, 2006, at Baptist Hospital Northeast, Hospice Unit.  He was an Army veteran of WWII; a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #155; attended several local churches; a farmer and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Field R. Dean.

He is survived by one son, Daniel R. Dean.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta N. Dean.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19 at Ransdell Funeral Home, Bedford.  Brother Johnnie McDowell of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church and D.A.V. Chaplin officiated.  Interment was in the Sligo Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 23, 2006


Sophia Dean 

Mrs. Sophia Dean, 83, Louisville, formerly of Henry County, died Wednesday, June 25, at her home.  She had been in ill health for some time.

She is survived by her husband: Ehrmann E. Dean; two sisters: Mrs. Edgar Knight, New Castle and Mrs. William Raisor, Louisville.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Bax Funeral Home in Louisville, after which Mrs. Dean was brought to Shannon-Prewitt Funeral Home in New Castle where funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday.  The Rev. J. T. Highfield, St. Matthews, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  July 3, 1958


Beatrice Dearinger 

Mrs. Beatrice Dearinger, 78, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died there May 13th, (1984), where the body was cremated.

She is survived by one sister-in-law: Mrs. Mabel Dearinger, Pleasureville; several nieces and nephews; and friends: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Repichowski, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 18th at the Pleasureville Cemetery.  Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville, was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  June 21, 1984


Curtis Dees 

Curtis S. Dees, 86, of Pleasureville, died Wednesday, November 7th at the Britt Haven Nursing Home, Prospect.  He was a retired Farmer.

He is survived by two sons: William (Shorty) Dees, Eminence and Gary Dees, Bethlehem; one daughter: Mrs. Anna Laura Poff, Fairdale; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and one sister: Mattie Downey, Shelbyville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9th at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Danny west officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  November 15, 1984


Patsy Dees 

Patsy Bryant Dees, age 71, of Eminence, died Saturday, April 23, 2005 at Homestaed Nursing Center, New Castle.  She was a member of the Eminence Baptist Church and daughter of the late William G. and Willie Louis Leitch Bryant.

She is survived by two sons: Darrell W. Dees, Eminence and Danny S. Dees, Madisonville; one foster son: Thomas R. Miller, Springfield; two sisters: Mrs. Don (Linda) Stivers, Owenton and Norma Downey, Versailles; one brother: Larry L. Bryant, Jeffersontown; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Shorty” Dees.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 25th at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home.  Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 27, 2005


John Deetan 

A shooting affray here Saturday evening resulted in the death of John Deetan, a farmer, residing near Eminence, and the wounding of Deputy Marshall Dode Hoskins, who is not expected to live. 

Deetan, after attacking his wife, left home Saturday morning declaring that he intended to kill Hoskins.  He entered Eminence carrying a cocked shotgun and he was arrested and placed in jail..

He proceeded through town, after being released, and was accosted by Town Marshall Will Kerns and Deputy Hoskins, in front of Ewins blacksmith shop, where they attempted to arrest him.  Deetan, who is a large, powerful fellow, replied, “Is that you, Dode?”, referring to Hoskins, and at the same time raising his shotgun, discharged it into Hoskins face.  Hoskins fell mortally wounded.

He then attempted to shoot Kerns, who in self-defense, shot him through the heart, killing him instantly.  Deetan has resided near Eminence for about two years and is survived by two sons and a daughter.  Hoskins has a wife and several children.

Evening Post’s Special Service (Town Unknown)  January 22, 1912


Lela Delaney 

Mrs. Lela Delaney, 77 of Eminence, died Monday, April 18th at the Methodist Hospital, Louisville. 

She is survived by her husband, Chester Delaney, Eminence; three daughters: Mrs. Margaret Conner, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Norma Jean Wilcox, Wilburton, Oklahoma and Mrs. Mary Peckenpaugh, Louisville; four sons: Joseph Delaney, Buena Park, California, Gilford Delaney, California, Lyle Delaney, Charlestown, Indiana and Elmo Delaney, Louisville; two foster children: Dale Delaney, Eminence and Mrs. Angela Ross Peyton, Shelbyville; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Lorene Wilson, Pleasureville and Mrs. Katherine Nelson, Jeffersonville, Indiana; four brothers: Shirley Smither, Cropper, Raymond Smither, Eminence, Sterling Smither, Shelbyville and Frank Marlow, New Castle.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27th at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 28, 1983


Lucille Delling 

Lucille Downey Delling, age 85, of  Owenton, formerly of Franklin and Henry Counties, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at her residence.  She was the daughter of the late David and Lula Harper Downey, a homemaker, the former owner of Delling’s Sample Shoes, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Frankfort Chapter, and a Protestant.

She is survived by one son, John L. Delling, Bethlehem; one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Services were at 1 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Sholar Funeral Home.  Rev. Alvin Wilson officiated.  Burial was in the Lebanon Church Cemetery.

Henry County Local  July 7, 2004


Docia Demaree 

Docia Voris Demaree, age 85, of Bedford, formerly of Henry County, died Monday, August 15, 1994 at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Carrollton.  She was a member of the Defoe Christian Church and was a retired school teacher from Union and Defoe Schools.

She is survived by one sister, Eleanor Jean Akers, Greenwood, Indiana; two nieces and two nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 18th at Sholar Funeral Home. Rev. Charles Waugaman, pastor of the Defoe Christian Church, officiated.

Henry County Local  August 24, 1994


Jennie Demaree 

Mrs. Jennie Lee Rockwell Demaree, 61, of LaGrange, died Friday, October 18 at her residence.  She was a native of Oldham County, a graduate of the former LaGrange High School, a member of the Ballardsville Baptist Church and for man years was an employee of the Bank of Oldham County.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. Demaree; one sister, Mrs. Gussie (Catherine) Rice, LaGrange; two brothers: Mr. Irvin W. Rockwell, Smithfield and Mr. James Bruce Rockwell, Eminence and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 21st at the Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Wayne Dozier, pastor of the Ballardsville Baptist Church, Rev. Ken Underwood and Rev. Robert Donovan, officiated.  Interment was in the Smithfield Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 24, 1985


Leola Demaree 

Mrs. Leola Demaree, 80, of Pleasureville, died Friday August 31st at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville. 

She is survived by two sons: Dr. Neil C. Demaree, Charleston, South Carolina and Clifton Demaree, Louisville; four daughters: Mrs. Gene (Betty) Moore, Louisville, Mrs. Roy (Dorothy) Owsley, Louisville, Mrs. George (Madeline) Chaney, Clarksburg, Maryland and Mrs. Terry (Pat) Roberts, Nashville, Tennessee; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Woods, Shelbyville; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 2nd at the Pleasureville Baptist Church.  Rev. Danny West officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  September 6, 1984


Minnie Dempsey 

Mrs. Minnie S. Dempsey, 78, of Bedford, died Sunday, August 12th at the Carroll County Hospital, Carrollton.  She was formerly of Eminence and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church, Eminence.

She is survived by her husband, Avery Dempsey, Sulphur; three sons: Robert Dempsey, Versailles, Avert Thomas Dempsey, Shelbyville and Marion Dempsey, Mt. Sterling; four Daughters: Mrs. Emma Morgan and Mrs. Lucille Huddleston, both of Cincinnati, Miss Mildred Dempsey, Louisville and Mrs. Martha Shadburn, Sulphur; 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren and two sisters: Ochia Newby, Sulphur and Katherine Beckley, Frankfort.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 14th from Ricketts Funeral Home, Eminence.  Rev. Louis Edday officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  August 16, 1984


Stella Dempsey 

Stella Kemper Dempsey, age 89, of Frankfort, died Sunday, February 20, 2005 at Hospice Care Center in Lexington.  She was a native of Grayson County, a retired data coordinator for Human Resources with the Kentucky State Government, a member of Buck Run Baptist Church and the daughter of the late Reuben and Ella Ayres Kemper.

She is survived by one son, Don Dempsey, Owenton; five daughters: Norma Robinson, Bethlehem, Ella Robinson, Lockport, Sue Baker, Louisville, Debbie Harrod and Pam Miller, both of Frankfort; one sister: Ruby Littrell, St. Petersburg, Florida; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Dempsey, one son, Ackley David Dempsey and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, February 23) at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel.  Dr. Ken Underwood will officiate.  Burial will be in the Owenton Cemetery, Owenton.

Henry County Local  February 23, 2005


Ida B. DeNu 

Ida B. DeNu, 86, of Pleasureville died Saturday at the Owen County Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Della Mahoney, Pleasureville, Mrs. Eddie Bales, Louisville and Mrs. Ira Davidson, Louisville; one son: John W, Gulley, Gratz; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Prewitt’s, New Castle.  The Rev. Wayne Nelson officiated.  Burial was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 16, 1969


Eric David Derossett 

Eric David Derossett, 22, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2004, at a residence in the city of Eminence. He succumbed to multiple stab wounds were inflicted by long-time friend Benjamin R. Baker of Eminence.

Derossett is survived by his parents: Mike and Debbie Derossett, of New Castle. 

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, at Prewitt Funeral Home in New Castle.

Henry County Local  February 11, 2004


Mary Carter Detwiler 

Mary Carter Detwiler, age 91, of Eminence died Friday, October 22, 2004 at Crestview Health Care, Shelbyville.  She was a retired teacher at Campbellsburg and Eminence Schools and a a member of the Eminence Christian Church.  She was the daughter of the late Dr. William Carter and Betty Hicks Carter.

She is survived by her daughter, Bettie Charles Detwiler, Louisville; three sons: Bob Detwiler, Frankfort, Bill Detwiler, Shelbyville and Dan Detwiler, Crestwood; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel K. Detwiler and her twin sister, Margaret Moody.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, October 27) at 11 a.m. at the Eminence Christian Church.  Rev. Sharon Fields, pastor of the Eminence Christian Church will officiate.  Interment will be in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 27, 2004


Clara Devary 

Clara Mae Devary, age 58, of Frankfort, died Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center of natural causes.  A native of Shelbyville, she attended the Alton Baptist Church and was the daughter of the late Hayes and Nellie Kingsolver Devary.

She is survived by one sister, Barbara Harrod, Frankfort; one brother, Ray Devary, Pleasureville; one childhood friend, Judy Edwards and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Subday, April 30 at the LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home, Frankfort.  Dr. Steve Pattison officiated.  Interment was in the Bagdad Cemetery.

Henry County Local  May 3, 2006


James “Jimbo” Ray Devary 

James “Jimbo” Ray Devary, age 43 of Eminence, went to our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 17, 2006.  He was a co-owner of Devary’s Quality Heating and Air Conditioning for over 23 years and had his Master Heating and Air Conditioning License.  He formerly attended the Olive Branch Methodist Church.  He was the loving father of two daughters, Jenni Faith and Aundria Kaye Devary and one son, Adam Seaman.

He is also survived by his wife, Mrs. Kimberley Devary of Eminence; one granddaughter: Alea Ashley; mother: Faith Milby and George, Simpsonville; father: Ray Devary and Pan, Pleasureville; two brothers: Ricky Devary, Shelbyville and Dennis Devary and Cynthia, Shelbyville; one sister: Tamara Stough and Michael, LaGrange; grandmother: Annie Pearl Smith, Simpsonville; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Bro. Ed Berry, pastor of the Henry Christian Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Eminence Cemetery.

Henry County Local  January 25, 2006


Mrs. Richard Devereaux 

Mrs. Richard Devereaux, 86, died in Louisville, where she was a resident of Christian Church Home.  Mrs. Devereaux was a native of Turners Station

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Highlands Funeral Home, Louisville

Courier-Journal  Louisville   April 5, 1984


Mary Devine 

Mary Cheak Devine, age 96 of Smithfield, died Sunday, October 30, 2005 at The Richwood Nursing Home in LaGrange.  She was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Paralee Johnson Cheak and a member of the Eminence United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters: Betsy Lindsey and Patricia Hatton, both of Louisville; one son: Michael Devine, Louisville; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband: Gus R. Devine, one daughter: Martha Hoagland and one son: Charles Thomas.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, November 2) at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home.  Rev. Garry Polston, pastor of the Eminence United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Smithfield Cemetery.

Henry County Local  November 2, 2005


Claude H. Devore 

Claude H. Devore, 64 of Owensboro, died Sunday, September 18 at the Daviess County Hospital, Owensboro, after an illness.  He was formerly of Port Royal, an Army Veteran of WWII, a member of the Port Royal Methodist Church and a retired farmer.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Genevieve Berry, Louisville.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 20 from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. John Phipps, pastor of the Port Royal Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Port Royal Cemetery.

Henry County Local  September 22, 1983


Ida F. Devore 

Mrs. Ida Forest Devore, 80, of Port Royal, died at the King’s Daughters Hospital in Shelbyville on Wednesday, August 10.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Saturday at the Port Royal M. E. Church with Rev. J. W. Parrish, a former pastor now of Sargis, Ky., officiating, assisted by Rev. L. E. Caister.  Burial was in the Port Royal Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons: Estill Devore and Dillard Devore both of Port Royal; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Henry County Local  August 19, 1949


Lola Dills 

Lola Cook Dills, age 90, of Frankfort died Sunday, November 28, 2004 at her residence after a long illness.  She was a retired employee with Schenley Distillery, a member of the Bridgeport Christian Church and daughter of the late James Howard Cook and Annie Tomlinson Cook.

She is survived by two sons: James Samuel Dills, Jr., Frankfort and Richard Francis Dills, New Castle;  one daughter: Ruby D. Bennett, Frankfort; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Samuel Dills, three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, December 1) at 10:30 a.m. at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Phil Case and Rev. Tom Wilkins will officiate.  Burial will be in the Frankfort Cemetery.

Henry County Local  December 1, 2004


Mary Disken 

Mrs. Mary Disken, aged 74 years, died Saturday morning, February 6.  She had been ill about three weeks.  Paralysis was the immediate cause of her death.  A requiem mass was held Tuesday morning by Father Ahmann. Her remains were deposited in St. John’s Cemetery.  Mrs. Diskens was a noble woman and held a warm place in the affections of her friends and neighbors.  Her husband has been dead many years.  She leaves two children.

Henry County Local  February 19, 1904


Curtis Dixie

Curtis Dixie, age 75 of Eminence died Monday, July 11, 2005 at Baptist Hospital Northeast.  He was the son of the late Leroy and Sarah Morgan Dixie and was a farmer.

He is survived by one daughter, Denita Watkins, Eminence; seven sisters: Rose Hernandez, Betty Dixie, Carolyn Payne, Pearl Robinson, and Lillie Dixie, all of Eminence, Zelma Dixie, Indianapolis and Minnie Smith, Green Castle, Indiana; two brothers: Robert Dixie and John Dixie, both of Eminence; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 15 at Main Street Baptist Church, New Castle.  Rev. Meredith Trabue, pastor of the Main Street Baptist Church, will officiate.  Internment will be at the New Castle IOOF Cemetery.

Henry County Local  July 13, 2005


James Dixie 

James Dixie, age 20, of Eminence is dead after a fall in his bathroom Thursday night, December 14. 

According to Eminence Police Chief Bill Hudson, Dixie had returned home from work at about 8:40 p.m. and told his family he was going to take a bath.  Family members held a crash and went into the bathroom, where they found Dixie on the floor with his head on the side of the tub.

Dixie’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for autopsy.  Preliminary results have not been released.

Henry County Local  December 20, 1995


Aileen Dixon 

Aileen L. Dixon, age 95 of New Castle, died Friday, January 20, 2006 in New Castle.  She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, a member of the Daughters of the Union and a

past member of the St. Matthews Woman’s Club.  She was retired civil servant and daughter of the late James L. Landers and Dora P. Beals

She is survived by two sons: William Mason Dixon, LaGrange and Thomas Gilbert Dixon, Owensboro; one daughter: Dora Lynne Drane, Pendleton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 24 at the Arch L. Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home.  Rev. Owen Dolin, of Covenant United Methodist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Simpsonville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  January 25, 2006


Elie Dixon 

Elie Dixon, 67 of Route 1, Campbellsburg, died Friday, November 4th.  He was a retired farmer and a native of Madison County.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Meredith Woolpert Dixon, Route 1, Campbellsburg; three sisters: Mrs. Annie Bell Baber, New Richmond, Ohio, Mrs. Viola Northern, Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Pauline Bentley, Dayton, Ohio; five brothers: Matt Dixon, Green Cove Springs, Florida, Gilbert Dixon, Columbus, Indiana, Allen Dixon, Green Cove Springs, Florida, Russell Dixon, Vine Grove, Ky. And Reynolds Dixon, Pekin, Indiana.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 7th at the New Castle Cemetery.  Dr. Clayton Klingenfus, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle, was in charge of the arrangements.

Henry County Local  November 10, 1983


Fannie Dixon 

Mrs. Fannie Dixon, 66 of Carrollton, died Monday, March 15th at the Swiss Villa Nursing Home in Vevay, Indiana. 

She is survived by six sons: William Dixon, Carrollton, John Dixon and Charles Dixon, both of Campbellsburg, Wheeler Downey, Sulphur, Robert Dixon and David Dixon, both of Carrollton; fie daughters: Mrs. Nell Mahoney, Miss Mary Dixon and Mrs. Mattie Mertz, all of Campbellsburg, Mrs. Martha Frazier, Carrollton and Mrs. Julia McCormick, Ghent; 31 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers: Herbert Downey and Delvin Downey, both of Eminence and one sister: Mrs. Nell Raisor, Shelbyville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18th at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Doug Dortch officiated.  Interment was in the Point Pleasant Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 25, 1982


Joe Dixon

Joe Dixon, age 64, of New Castle, died Thursday, January 27, 2005 at his residence.  He was the son of the late Noah Lee and Mary Belle Jennings Dixon, a farmer and mechanic, a retired school bus driver for the Oldham County Schools, a driver for Louisville Feed and Seed and a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Rosie Crouch Dixon, New Castle; three daughters: Tammy Dixon and Mrs. Gayle (Donna) Samples, both of New Castle and Mrs. Barry (Missy) Beach, Carrollton; two sons: Donny Dixon, Crestwood and Wade Troxell, New Castle; two sisters: Elizabeth Spurr, Indianapolis, Indiana and Hallie Summitt, Shelbyville and thirteen grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Rev. Anthony Pierce, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 2, 2005


Infant Dixon 

Infant son of Peggy M. Harvey and Johnnie Sullivan Dixon, of Route 1, Campbellsburg, died Sunday, May 22nd at the Humana Hospital University, Louisville.

Other survivors are two half-sisters: Peggy Sue Dixon and Shelia Marie Dixon, both of Route 1, Campbellsburg; two half-brothers: Jerry Allen Harvey and Charles Joseph Harvey, both of Route 1, Campbellsburg and grandmother: Mrs. Freeda Wilson, Louisville.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24th at the Point Pleasant Cemetery.  Dr. Clayton Klingenfus, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Arrangements were handled by Prewitt’s, New Castle.

Henry County Local  May 26, 1983


Homer Doane       

Homer W. Doane, age 83, of Dover, New Hampshire, formerly of Henry County, died Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at the York Hospital.  He was the son of the late S. Elmer and Nellie Swope Doane, a U. S. Army Veteran of WWII, a retired truck driver, and a member of the Stafford Lodge #29 of Masons.

He is survived by his wife: Evellina Bastianelli Doane, Dover, New Hampshire; two daughters, Darlene Bean, Sanbornville and Brenda Leigh, Denver, Colorado; two sons: Russell Doane, Rochester and Barry Doane, Wolfeboro; two brothers: Billie Doane, Monrovia, California and Jimmie Doane, Titusville, Florida; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 2004 at Tasker Funeral Home.  The officers and members of the Strafford Lodge of Masons and Rev. Robert Cole officiated.  Burial was in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

Henry County Local  January 12, 2005


Mildred Doane 

Mildred (Floyd) Doane, age 83, of Smithfield passed away on Monday, October 3, 2005 at her home.  She was the daughter of the late Paul and Della Mae (Stacey) Floyd.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Butch (Sue) Banta, New Castle; one son, Danny Doane and his wife, Sandy, Smithfield; two sisters: Doris Jean Spain, Louisville and Katherine Marrs, Jacksonville, Texas; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Doane.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 6 at Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle, officiated by Dr. David Charlton, pastor of the New Castle First Baptist Church.  Interment will be in the Smithfield Cemetery.

Henry County Local  October 5, 2005


Della Doll 

Mrs. Della Crim Doll, 68, of Route 1, Turners Station, died Tuesday, January 29th at the Methodist Hospital, Louisville.  She was a housewife and a member of the Turners Station Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband: John Edward Doll, Route 1, Turners Station; one son: Michael Doll, Turners Station; one daughter: Mrs. Patricia K. Bernardi, Turners Station and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 1st at the Barnett-Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg.  Rev. Carl Rucker, pastor of the Campbellsburg Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Port Royal Cemetery.

Henry County Local  February 7, 1985


Ben Ed Doll

 Ben Ed Doll, 24, of Turners Station was killed early Sunday morning when an automobile he was driving struck a tree near Carrollton. 

He was survived by his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Doll; his grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Everett Crim and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Doll; a sister: Miss Patsy Doll and a brother: Michael Doll.  

Doll’s funeral was held at his home at 12:30 p.m.  Burial was in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville.

Henry County Local  January 13, 1956


Chester Douglas 

Chester Douglas, 68 of Route 1, Smithfield, died Sunday, March 20th at his residence.  He was an Army Veteran of WWII; a mechanic; and a member of the Dover Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Waits Douglas, Smithfield; two brothers: John C. Douglas, Todds Point and Carl Douglas, Finchville.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home.  Rev. Jim Collins officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 31, 1983


John Douglas 

John (Mike) Douglas, 78, of Eminence, died Tuesday, October 22nd at Shelbyville.  He was a member of the Eminence Christian Church and a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of  Elks Lodge 0524 of Madison, Indiana.

He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Kathryn Delta Douglas, Eminence; one son: Tom Garbrough, Louisville; four grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Margaret Laduke, New Albany, Indiana and Mrs. Anne Hirth, Maryland; and one brother: Charles Douglas, New Albany, Indiana.

Funeral services were held at 10:30a.m. Saturday, October 26 at the Eminence Christian Church.  Rev. John Brand officiated.  Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Louisville.

Henry County Local  November 7, 1985


Opal Douglas 

Mrs. Opal Douthitt Douglas, age 78, of Louisville died Sunday, April 9, 1995 at the Audubon Regional Medical Center, Louisville.  She was a native of Henry County, a former employee of the federal government and the Gibson Greeting Card Company, Cincinnati, Ohio and a member of the Pleasureville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Mary L. Ellis, Louisville and Mrs. Berta Stivers, Shelbyville; two step-daughters: Ms. Ruth Douglas, Jacksonville, Florida and Mrs. Dan (Rita) Stivers, Louisville; one stepson: David Douglas, Eminence; seven step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Pleasureville Cemetery.  Rev. Phil Cook, pastor of the Point Pleasant Christian Church, officiated. Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henry County Local  April 12, 1995


Lorene Douthitt 

Mrs. Lorene Douthitt, 77 of Defoe, died Saturday, March 6th at her residence. 

She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Harold (Sylvia) Case, Lexington; one grandson: Steven Case, Lexington; three brothers: Bob Beckley, Jim Beckley and Forest Beckley, all of Pleasureville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 8th at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Arthur Simpson, former pastor of the Defoe Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 11, 1982


Alice Dowden 

Mrs. Alice Judy Ingels Dowden, age 99, of Pleasureville, died Friday, March 10, 1995 at Shelby Manor Health Center, Shelbyville.  She was born November 22, 1895 in Millersburg where she attended Millersburg Female Academy and graduated from Eminence High School in 1913.  She was the oldest member of the Pleasureville Christian Church, a member of the Women’s Fellowship and a long-time member of the Bland Ballard Chapter DAR.

She is survived by one son: John Ingels Dowden and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Dowden, a son, J. C. Dowden, Jr. and a granddaughter.

Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at Sholar Funeral Home.  Rev. Randy McCafferty, Pleasureville Christian Church and Rev. Van Firestine, Pleasureville Methodist Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 15, 1995


Charles V. Dowden 

Charles V. Dowden, 71 of Turners Station, died Saturday, May 25 at King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville after a long illness.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Port Royal Baptist Church.

He is survived by one brother: Marvin Dowden, Eminence and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27 from Prewitt’s, New Castle with Rev. Gary Rucker, pastor of the Port Royal Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment was in the Port Royal Cemetery.

Henry County Local  May 30, 1985