Henry County Obituary Records -
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Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith
Thurman Eastes, 35, sometimes called Thurman Fields, was stabbed and killed Saturday about midnight in New Castle by Frank Evans of Campbellsburg. Eastes had been an employee of Leonard Brown, New Castle, for many years. Eastes was the son of Nettie Gullion, operator of a semi-roadhouse on the outskirts of New Castle on the LaGrange Road. Evans came to New Castle about two years ago and has made his home in Campbellsburg. It is also reported that Evans was also cut but nor seriously.
Henry County Local March 20, 1942
Mr. J. Lawson Eblin, Sr., age 84, died of heart trouble at his home in Pleasureville Tuesday night at 10 o’clock. Mr. Eblin was a Union soldier in the Civil War. For several years he has been proprietor of the Pleasureville Hotel.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mollie Neville Eblin and four children; Joe Eblin, Ainsley, Alabama, Mrs. William Bright, Miss Halle Eblin and J. Lawson Eblin, Jr., of Pleasureville; and one sister: Mrs. Mattie Randolph of Louisville and one brother, Dr. Joe Eblin of N. Vanwert, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at the Pleasureville Baptist Church Thursday morning at 10 a.m. and were conducted by Rev. W. T. Edwards, pastor of that church. Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery with Masonic honors.
Henry County Local May 31, 1929
Mr. Leonard J. Eckert, age 76, of Campbellsburg died Saturday, November 5, 1994 at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville. He was a machinist at General Electric for 26 years.
He is survived by his wife: Helen Welsh Eckert, Campbellsburg; a stepson: Charles D. Brent, Micthell, Indiana; three sisters: Alma Zimmerman, Santa Alta, Florida, Marcella Moore, New Albany, Indiana and Alice Romines, Louisville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were at Ransdell Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8. Rev. Brad Klassen officiated. Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.
Henry County Local November 9, 1994
Charles Dewey Edds, 56, died Friday at Mallory-Taylor Hospital, LaGrange, after an illness of several years. He had been a farmer and also operated a restaurant in LaGrange for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edith Carfield Edds; three daughters: Mrs. Nancy Story, Mrs. Jean Puckett and Miss Joyce Ann Edds, LaGrange; three sons: Jack, Charles and William Edds, LaGrange; two brothers: Richard and Alva Edds, LaGrange and two sisters: Mrs. Lena Kirby, Smithfield and Mrs. Jessie Rice, Louisville.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Peak Funeral Home in LaGrange.
Henry County Local February 24, 1956
Mrs. Loren H. (Hazel) Edens, 64, of LaGrange, died Wednesday, February 8 at the Norton Infirmary, Louisville, following an illness. Mrs. Edens was the former Hazel Fay Welch, a native of Jonesville, Virginia. She was a Certified Medical Technician at Cedar Lake Lodge, LaGrange and a member of the LaGrange Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Loren H. Edens, LaGrange; three daughters: Mrs. Joe (Delores) Shuck, Pendleton, Mrs. Buddy (Judy) Head, LaGrange and Mrs. James (Fran) Curtis, LaGrange; two sons: Don B. Edens, Bedford and Bill Edens, Louisville; three sisters: Mrs. Ida Robinson, LaFollette, Tennessee, Mrs. Jerusha Clark, Tazwell, Tennessee and Mrs. Mary McCurry, Bladensburg, Maryland; 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 11th at the Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange. Louis C. Schuler, pastor of the LaGrange Church of Christ, officiated. Interment was in the Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange.
Henry County Local February 16, 1984
Edith Ann Edgerton, 86 of Pewee Valley, died Monday, January 24, 2005, at the Masonic Home of Kentucky in Shelbyville. She was a native of Eminence, Kentucky and a Baptist.
She is survived by her son: Robert E. Edgerton; two daughters, Judy Ann Cox and Sandra McClure; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood, with burial in the Floydsburg Cemetery.
Courier-Journal (Louisville) January 26, 2005
Mrs. Cordia Elston Edrington, 84, wife of W. B. Edrington, Campbellsburg, died Saturday at her home.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Ruth Long, Lexington, Mrs. Lena Mae Stivers, New Castle and Mrs. Lucille Carder, Campbellsburg; one son, Roy Edrington, Campbellsburg; two sisters: Mrs. Laura Chilton and Mrs. Betty Chilton, Campbellsburg; two half-sisters: Mrs. William Turk, Franklinton and Mrs. Joe Foree, Sulphur.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Campbellsburg Christian Church with Dr. M. McCallum, Carrollton, officiating. Interment was in the Campbellsburg Cemetery.
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Leslie T. Edrington, Sr., 82, of 945 South Fifth Street (Louisville), died Tuesday at Audubon Hospital. He was a native of Henry County and a retired driver for the old Louisville Transit Co.
Survivors include his wife: the former Viola Jakey; a son: L. Thomas Edrington; a sister: Mrs. Ray Welch of Orlando, Florida and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 13512 Dixie Highway, with burial in the Bethany Cemetery.
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Ralph R. Edrington passed away Wednesday, June 22, 1977 in his 76th year. Residence was 2618 Drayton Drive (Louisville).
He was the devoted husband of Mrs. Ruth Rosser Edrington; father of Mrs. Frankie Wohl; grandfather of Michael S. Wohl; brother of Mrs. Lillian Castleberry, Old Hickory, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held at Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Resthaven Cemetery.
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Roy Francis Edrington, 73 of Turners Station died Sunday, February 5 in Louisville. He was a native of Turners Station. He was a farmer and a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church.
Survivors are two sons: Roy Lee Edrington, Turners Station and Joseph Carroll Edrington, Tureners Station; two daughters: Mrs. Betty Lynn Stokes, Louisville and Miss Julia Ann Edrington, Turners Station; two sisters: Mrs. Lena Mae Stivers, Columbia and Mrs. Lucille Carder Mitchell, Defoe; two granddaughters: Kathy Lynn and Paula Ann Stokes.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Campbellsburg Christain Church with arrangements made by Barnett-Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg. Rev. Carl Rucker, pastor of the Campbellsburg Christian Church, officiated. Burial was in the Campbellsburg Cemetery.
Henry County Local February 9, 1978
Trula Mae Burch Edrington, age 85 of Turners Station, died Monday, March 21, 2005 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Madison, Indiana. She was a member of the Turners Station Baptist Church and the daughter of the late Henry and Bertha Sanders Burch.
She is survived by two sons: David Thomas Edrington, Madison and Russell G. Edrington, Milton; one daughter: Julia M. Backus, Canaan, Indiana; two brothers: Johnny Lee Burch, Shelbyville and Forrest Henry “Son” Burch, Port Royal; one sister: Catherine Batts, LaGrange; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. Edrington, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24 at Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg. Brother Earl Wayne Perry officiated. Interment was in the Turners Station Cemetery.
Henry County Local March 30, 2005
Weldon B. “Bake” Edrington, 87, Campbellsburg, a retired Farmer, died Wednesday morning at his home. He was a son of the late William and Agnes Tharp Edrington and a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church.
He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Lena Mae Stivers, New Castle and Mrs. Lucille Carder, Campbellsburg; one son: Roy Edrington, Louisville; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Campbellsburg Christian Church.
Rev. J. W. Cate, pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. Charles Pinkston, pastor of the Campbellsburg Methodist Church. Burial was in the Campbellsburg Cemetery with McCarty Funeral Home in charge
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William C. Edrington, Sr., a Louisville attorney for 40 years and past president of the Louisville Bar Association, died at 7:30 a.m. yesterday at his home, 4709 Fox Den Court, Louisville. Edrington had served many of his years in Louisville law as a “friend of the court.” This position created by the state legislature, involved the collection of maintenance payments allowed by judges to children of divorced parents.
While practicing law in Louisville, Edrington had been involved in business in Deerfield Beach, Florida and in 1961 he moved there temporarily. He was the owner and developer of the Deerfield Beach Industrial Park and served two terms as mayor of the Florida town.
Edrington was a native of Turners Station, Kentucky and in 1968 published a book called ”Ticket from Turners Station,” an autobiographical narrative of his upbringing in the Henry County town. He was a member of the Wildwood Country Club and the First Church of Christ, Scientist and The Mother Church, Boston, Mass. Edrington was the past president of the Louisville Hiking Club.
Survivors include his wife: the former Mayme Louise Meier; a son: William C. Edrington, Jr.; a daughter: Mrs. June D. Ridgeway; a sister: Mrs. Minnie B. Welsh, Orlando, Florida; a brother: Leslie T. Edrington, Anderson, Indiana and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Pearson’s, 1310 South Third Street (Louisville), with burial in the Turners Station Cemetery.
Courier-Journal (Louisville) August 1973
Mr. Uriah Edwards who would have been eighty three years old this coming February, died at Lakeland – Friday, January 6th and was brought here for burial, the interment taking place Saturday at 2 o’clock. Short services were held at the family residence by Rev. C. J. Nugent, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which Mr. Edwards was a member. A few days before Christmas “Uncle Uriah”, as he was familiarly called, had a fall which was really the cause of his death, as he was enfeebled from age. His wife preceded him in death eight years ago, and two children, William and Miss Mollie are left. He was a very kind-hearted and obliging man, never harming anybody.
Henry County Local January 13, 1911
Walter H. Edwards, 73, of Eclectic, Alabama, died Thursday, February 14 in a Montgomery Alabama Hospital. He was a member of the Refuge Baptist Church of Eclectic; a native of Shelby County; and a retired captain from the Akron, Ohio Fire Department. He was a Veteran of WWII. Mr. Edwards spent considerable time in Henry County in his youth. He was the brother of the late Elizabeth Radcliff of Campbellsburg.
He is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Judee Ramsey and two grandchildren, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; three sisters: Mrs. Perdie Miller, Athens, Alabama, Mrs. Sallie Jones, Bessemer, Alabama and Mrs. Effie Strohm, Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 17 at the Wilsonville, Alabama Baptist Church. Dr. Jim Smith and Rev. John Shirley officiated. Interment was in the Wilsonville Cemetery.
Henry County Local March 7, 1985
Ralph H. Eggleston, 75 of New Castle, died Friday, June 5 at the Veterans Hospital, Louisville. He was a native of Boone County, Ky.; a WWII Veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard; a retired hardware merchant/owner; and a member of the New Castle United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Anna Mae Soudrette Eggleston, New Castle; three sisters: Mrs. Mary Humphrey, Rosedale, Ky., Mrs. Florence McArthur, Hebron, Ky. And Miss Alice Eggleston, Hebron, Ky.; four brothers: Edward Eggleston, Hebron, Ky., Arthur Eggleston, Anaheim, California, Harmon Eggleston, Ft. Thomas, Ky. And George Eggleston, Burlington, Ky.
Graveside services were held at noon Monday, June 8 at the Greendale, Indiana Cemetery. Rev. David Ross, pastor of the Highland United Methodist Church, Ft. Thomas, Ky., officiated, assisted by Rev. Vernon Thwaites, pastor of the New Castle United Methodist Church.
Henry County Local June 11, 1981
Curtis H. Eldridge, 54 of Louisville, died Sunday, July 10th at the Highland Baptist Hospital, Louisville. He was a native of LaGrange; a retired food broker for Maxfield Brokerage Company; a member of the Ninth & O Baptist Church, Louisville; a member of the Mount Zion Masonic Lodge 147; Scottish Rite and Kosair Shrine and an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Ofa “Pat” Wilson Eldridge, Louisville; one stepdaughter: Mrs. Jeannine Pulliam, Tampa, Florida; his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Golda H. Eldridge, Jeffersonville, Indiana; two sisters: Mrs. Roberta Grimes, Shepherdsville and Mrs. Jessie Spantak, Louisville; one brother: Lieutenant Colonel Golda T. Eldridge, California; two aunts: Mrs. Bell Kelley, Pleasureville and Mrs. Amilie Banta, Pleasureville; and one uncle: Harrison Eldridge, New Castle.
Entombment was in the Evergreen Mausoleum in Louisville.
Henry County Local July 21, 1983
Sel E. Eldridge passed away in his 66th year on Friday, February 8, 1991 in Louisville.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 1991 at Prewitt Funeral Home in New Castle. Rev. Gary West officiated, assisted by Rev. Phil Cook. Burial was in the New Castle Cemetery.
Funeral program from Prewitt Funeral Home
Coliann Campbell Ellis, 41, of Lexington, wife of former Henry County resident Herbert (Herbie) Ellis, Jr., died September 29th after a three year battle with cancer. Coliann was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and was a senior analyst with the Kentucky Central Insurance Company of Lexington. She was a native of Bardwell, Ky.
Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters: Sherri, a freshman at U. K., Shannon, a senior at Lafayette High School and Christi, 11 years old and her mother, Mrs. Elsa Campbell of Bardwell.
Henry County Local October 18, 1984
Dean Ellis, age 88, of Shelbyville, died Friday, May 13, 2005 at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. He was the son of the late Everett C. and Jessie Mitchell Ellis, member of the First Baptist Church, Shelbyville, an executive for the Western District Warehousing Corporation, a member of the Pleasureville Masonic Lodge #410 and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Howard Lodge #15.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy C. Ellis, Shelbyville; one niece, two nephews, two great nephews, and two great-great nieces. He was preceded in death by one brother.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 16 at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville. Dr. Ed. Erwin and Dr. Fred Moffat officiated. Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Henry County Local May 18, 2005
Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis, 81 of Pleasureville, died Sunday, February 6th at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.
She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Betty Isaacs, Mrs. Martha Jean Murphy, both of Louisville and Mrs. Fay Dyke, Pleasureville; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister: Mrs. Jack Kincaid, Excelsior Springs, Missouri; four brothers: Adriel Ritchie, Louisville, S. T. Ritchie, Tennessee, Jerome Ritchie, Louisville and Don Ritchie, Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 9th at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville. Rev. Musiel Pearson officiated. Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Henry County Local February 11, 1983
Everett C. Ellis, 93, of Crestview Nursing Home, Shelbyville, died Saturday, December 15 at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville. He was a retired carpenter; a member and deacon of the Pleasureville Baptist Church and a 43 year member of the I.O.O.F.
He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Mable Ellis, Pleasureville; two sons: Dean Ellis, Shelbyville and Clyde Ellis, Pleasureville; one granddaughter: Marilyn Rose, New Castle; two great-grandsons: Chris Rose and Russ Rose, New Castle; one half-brother: Hertle Nelson, Pleasureville and one half-sister: Virginia Smither, Eminence.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 17 at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville. Rev. Danny West officiated. Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Henry County Local December 20, 1984
Herbert Ellis, age 85 of Pleasureville, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at his residence. He was the son of the late John D. and Shirley Watkins Ellis, a member of the Pleasureville Christian Church, a 62-year member of the Pleasureville Masonic Lodge #410, a farmer and retired from the maintenance department for the Henry County Public Schools.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Henderson Ellis, Pleasureville; two sons: Glen Lee Ellis, Lexington and Danny Ray Ellis, Pleasureville; two step-grandchildren: four step-great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. He was preceded in death by one sister.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville. Rev. Libby McManis, Pleasureville Christian Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Carl L. Rucker. Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Henry County Local April 19, 2006
Mr. James Clyde Ellis passed away in his 77th year on Sunday, May 1, 1988 in Louisville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 1988 at the Pleasureville Baptist Church. Rev. Paul Whitler officiated. Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.
Copied from Funeral Home Program
Mildred Payton Ellis, age 83, of New Castle, died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. She was the daughter of the late Matt and Elizabeth Raisor Payton, a homemaker
and a member of the New Castle First Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Charles (Joyce) Brown, Pleasureville; four sons: Ronald Ellis, Eminence, Edward Earl and David Ellis, both of New Castle and Bobby L. Ellis, Pleasureville; one sister: Mrs. Wilbur (Sue) Arington, New Castle; special friend, Ann Wentworth, New Castle; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Ellis, two sisters, one half-sister and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, July 19) at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Dr. David Charlton, pastor of the New Castle Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the New Castle Cemetery.
Henry County Local July 19, 2006
Mrs. Mary Katherine (Kitty) Ellis, 51 of New Castle, died suddenly Wednesday, September 7th at her residence. She was formerly of Eminence and was a member of the Eminence Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son: Ronald Ellis, Eminence; two daughters: Mrs. Ramona Brown, Shelbyville and Karen Ellis, New Castle; four grandchildren; one sister: Mrs. Daisy Hunt, Mooresville, Indiana; one brother: Herbert Tingle, Indiana and one half-brother: Willie J. Tingle, LaGrange.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 9th at the Ricketts Funeral Home, Eminence. Rev. Floyd Whistler officiated. Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.
Henry County Local September 15, 1983
Mrs. Nancy Moody Ellis, 74 of Route 1, Eminence, died Sunday, March 20th in Naples, Florida.
She was a member of the Eminence Christian Church and the Bland Ballard Chapter DAR.
She is survived by her husband: Dee R. Ellis, Eminence; one daughter: Mrs. G. Reid Glass, Memphis, Tennessee; three sons: Dee R. Ellis, Jr., Robert Worth Ellis and James Moody Ellis, all of Eminence; 7grandchildren and one sister: Mrs. Morrison Kavanaugh, Frankfort.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23rd at the Eminence Christian Church. Rev. John Brand, pastor, officiated. Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery. Ricketts Funeral Home, Eminence, was in charge of arrangements.
Henry County Local March 24, 1983
William (J. Bird) Ellis, 75, of Louisville, died suddenly at his residence, Saturday, January 28. He was a native of Franklin County, formerly of Henry County, a retired farmer and gardener and an Army Veteran of WWII.
He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Viola Moore Ellis, Louisville; two daughters: Mrs. Glenn (Denzell) Sharp, New Castle and Mrs. Lloyd (JoAnn) Crady, Louisville; two sons: Devon Ellis, Campbellsburg and John Ray Ellis, New Castle; three brothers: John B. Ellis, Hamilton, Ohio, Herbert Ellis, Eminence and Earl Ellis, New Castle; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, from Prewitt’s, New Castle. Dr. Clayton Klingenfus, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated. Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.
Henry County Local February 2, 1984