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.


Henry County Obituaries

Contributed By: Marie Winburn, Geneva Petit and Suzanne Shephard

 In Memoriam Wanda Wilson McCarty

NEW Alice J. North

Publication: Dayton Dailey News

Alice Juanita North, age 81, of Mad River Twp (OH), passed away January 6, 2005. Mrs. North was born in Port Royal KY March 31, 1923 and was preceded in death by her husband Archie in 2001. Survived by 3 daughters, Lillie Frances Lee, Patricia Ann Barnett (Shawhan) and Nancy Haas; 3 sons, Billy Ray Ackman, Harold A. Workman, and J.D. North; 2 stepsons, Archie Jr and Elden North; 37 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral service 10:30am January 10, 2005 at the George C. Martin Funeral Home, 5040 Frederick Pk at Needmore Rd, Dayton OH. Pastor Wallace Davis officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will  receive friends 9:30am until time of service at the funeral home.


Mary Bell Walker

Submitted By: Ewing Fears Best, "this clipping was found in the bible of my Great-Grandmother, America "Maggie" Penn Fears."  "The bible dates back to at least the early 1880s." Anyone interested in the clipping, please email me ewingb@infionline.net

NOTE: The obit must pertain to a Mary Bell Walker 1867-1894 who is buried at New Castle Cemetery, beside her husband, J.D. Walker 1860-1936.  The clipping does not have a date heading on it but I found MBW in the Henry County Cemetery Book and the clipping does state she was interred at the New Castle Cemetery.  I will write here what it says word-for-word:

Died - At Sulphur, Henry county, Kentucky, on April 3, Mary B., wife of J.D. Walker.  Her remains were interred in the New Castle Cemetery, by the side of her infant which had been laid there but a week before.  She bore her sufferings with sublime patience and fortitude, and her death was a monument to the religion of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Heaven in all its glory seemed to open to her, while angels beckoned her home.  She spoke lovingly to her husband and friends, and besought them to rear her little daughter in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  A home is broken, true hearts bereft, the summons, God has given.  He takes our loved ones from this earth to lead us on to Heaven.  Miss Lutie Mitchell.

Gayle Hundley

Henry County Local, dated 14 August, 1931

Submitted By: Geneva Pettit

HUNDLEY, Gayle, 48, farmer of Cropper, KY. died at Shelbyville Hospital, Monday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Beverly; daughter Mrs. George Roberts of Eminence; 2 brothers, Baker Hundley of Pleasureville and Leonard of Louisville. Three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Hawkins and Mrs. Viola Mahorney of Port Royal and Mrs. Addie Daniels of Catlettsburg, Ky.

Dr. M.M. Cinnamond and Wm. Maddox

The following obit from the Shelby Sentinel was submitted to the Henry County Historical Society by member, Vernon Purvis. The two from the Henry County Local were transcribed by Marie Winburn for the Henry County Historical Society Quarterly Review:

Shelby Sentinel
May 25, 1899
Two Men Die from the Effects
of Drinking Belladonna
And Alcohol.
Dr. M.M. Cinnamond and Wm. Maddox, prominent people of Pleasureville neighborhood, died Sunday from the effects of drinking alcohol and belladonna by mistake. Maddox had been on a spree and he and Dr. Cinnamon (who had served as an officer of a primary election the day before) met at the formerís drug store in Defoe, about three miles from Pleasureville. Maddox having exhausted his supply of whisky procured some alcohol and poured into it, as a flavor, what he supposed was extract of vanilla, but was in reality belladonna, a deadly poison. Both drank of the mixture and Maddox died shortly afterward. Dr. Cinnamond lived until the afternoon. Both men became stone blind before their deaths from the effects of the drug. Several physicians attended Dr. Cinnamond and heroic measures were resorted to but he never rallied. In justice ot him, be it said, he was not in the habit of drinking and no doubt took the fatal potion thinking he needed a stimulant. Several others who d!
 rank of the mixture had narrow escapes especially Thomas Smith who it was thought would also die.

Dr. Cinnamond was a son of Mr. M.P. Cinnamond, of Clayvillage, and was 38 years of age. He was well known throughout the county and many regrets are expressed that a life, which gave promise of so much usefulness, should be cut down in such a manner. He leaves a wife, who was before her marriage, Miss Carrie Payne, a popular young lady of the Simpsonville neighborhood and child. The funeral services were conducted at his late home by Rev. J.F. Mahoney, of Waddy, after which the remains were taken to Simpsonville Tuesday and interred in the Masonic cemetery.

Henry County Local
Friday, August 15, 1902

Shelby County: Mrs. Carrie Cinnamond, widow of Dr. Cinnamond formerly of Defoe d. nr Simpsonville.

Henry County Local
Friday, October 17, 1902
Shelby County: Claud Cinnamond, farmer and Miss Arminta Harrod both of the Christiansburg neighborhood, were md. Oct. 9th.


The following Obituaries were posted in the Henry County Local and were gathered from the Henry County Mailing list:

Friday, October 20, 1950 - Henry County Local.

Will I. Sparks, 66, died at his home at Pleasureville at 6:00
p.m. Tuesday.  He formerly lived on Beechview Court, Shively.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Miriam Adams Sparks; one daughter, Mrs. Willana Sparks Steinweig, Shively; one brother, Dr. D.L. Sparks, Louisville.

Funeral services were conducted at the Willhite Funeral Home in Pleasureville at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Donald Rose officiating, assisted by Rev. C.A. Nunery.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

October 29, 1948 issue of the Henry County Local newspaper.

Mrs. J.C. Godfrey, 83, died October 19, 1948, daughter of Obadiah and Mary Johnson.  Buried in the Pleasureville Cemetery.


Henry County Cemetery Book published in 1985, C. Price Meek author.

James Madison Staten  born 1843; died 1916; buried in Sulphur Cemetery (Henry County).

Ellen Moore Staten born 1841; died 1918; buried Sulphur Cemetery (Henry County).

E.B. (could this be Emmett) Staten born 1876; died 1964; buried Campbellsburg Cemetery (Henry County).  On same stone is: Fannie B. Staten born 1875; died 1961.

Henry County Cemetery Book published in 1985; C. Price Meek, author.

John C. Godfrey - born December 02, 1861; died March 24, 1937.  Buried in Pleasureville Cemetery.  The following is inscribed on his stone: Co. A, 1st Ill. (Illinois) Cav. Spanish-American War. 

On same stone with John C. Godfrey:  Elizabeth J. Godfrey  born August 24, 1865; died October 19, 1948.  Buried in the Pleasureville Cemetery.

The following data is taken from the Henry County History Book 1798-1995 published by the Henry County Historical Society:  John C. Godfrey Postmaster at Lockport, appointed February 29, 1918.

Photocopies of this information may be obtained from the Henry County Historical Society, Box 570, New Castle, KY  40050 for a sum of $5.00 for research, copying and shipping.

Henry County Cemetery Book published in 1985, C. Price Meek author.

S.E. Adams  dob 1867; dod 1942; buried - New Castle Cemetery

Rev. S.E. Adams dob 1907; dod 1945; buried - New Castle Cemetery

G.W. Adams  dob 0000; dod December 24, 1904; buried - Pleasureville Cemetery.
Ollie Elliston Adams  dob 1880; dod 1971; buried - New Castle Cemetery.