Carroll County Obituaries

All Obituaries from the Madison Courier will be posted with verbal permission from Curt Jacobs, General Manager of that newspaper 2/17/05

All Obituaries from the Vevay Reveille Enterprise and the Switzerland Democrat will be posted with verbal permission from Pat Lanman, Editor of those newspapers 2/17/05


Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

Edith Breeden 

Mrs. Edith E. Breeden, 84 of Route 1, Campbellsburg, died Friday, March 18 at her residence.  She was a native of Owen County; formerly of Middletown, Kentucky; retired cook at Middletown Dairy Bar; and a member of the Middletown Christian Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Mefford, LaGrange, Mrs. Robert (Alberta) Graves, Worthville and Mrs. Tommy (Claudene) Tingle, Route 1, Campbellsburg; one son, William Dallas Bolling, Junction City, Kentucky; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Gertrude) Mefford, Worthville, Kentucky; 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20th from Prewitt Funeral Home, New Castle.  Dr. Clayton Klingenfus, pastor of the New Castle Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Worthville Cemetery in Carroll County. 

Henry County Local  March 24, 1983


Mrs. Melba Briley 

Mrs. Melba Briley, 64, of Route 1, Smithfield, died Saturday, August 20 at the Jewish Hospital, Louisville.  She was a native of Carroll County.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Briley, Route 1, Smithfield; one daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Jo Ann) Cammack, Elizabethtown; one son, Charles T. Briley, Eminence; four sisters, Mrs. Gayle (Anne) Hawkins, Port Royal, Mrs. John (Ada Belle) Suafford, Madison, Indiana, Mrs. Bertha Oaker, Carrollton and Mary Meeks, Carrollton; two brothers, John Smith, LaGrange and Benjamin Smith, Carrollton; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 23rd from Prewitt's, New Castle.  Rev. Michael Duncan, pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery

Henry County Local  August 25, 1983


James Bruce 

James H. Bruce, 75, of Carrollton, died at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital.  He was a native of Henry County; a member of the Methodist Church; and was a labor attendant at Butler State Park. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Bruce, Carrollton; one son, Russell Bruce, Washington; one daughtyer, Vivian Aldridge, Hardin ,Kentucky; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 3rd at the Tandy-Eckler-Darnold Funeral Home, Carrollton.  Rev. W. Frank Rhodus, officiated.  Rev. W. Frank Rhodus, officiated.

Henry County Local  July 12, 1984

Walker Thomas Buckner 

Walker Thomas Buckner, II, 56, a resident of  Hilltop Drive, Carrollton, passed away Monday, March 14, at Norton's Hospital in Louisville, after an illness of about a year and a half.  He owned and operated Buckner Sheet Metal and Electric Shop in Carrollton from 1958-1971 and was most recently  employed as a heating and refrigeration instructor at the Carroll County Vocational School.  He was a past president of the Carrollton Kiwanis Club (1969-70) and the Carroll County Jaycees and was an elder and trustee of the Carrollton Christian Church.

Mr. Buckner was born in Franklin on May 2, 1926, and was the son of Walker T. and Bertha Smith Buckner.  He moved to Carrollton in 1958.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Martin, Bowling Green; two daughters, Mrs. Julie Stewart, Carrollton and Mrs. Janice Chilton, Campbellsburg; one son, Walker Buckner, III, Mobile, Alabama; a brother, Richard Buckner, Louisville; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Phelps on Wednesday, March 16, at 2 p.m., at the E. P. Gentry Funeral Home. Burial was in the Carrollton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Patriot Statesman (Newspaper)  March 18, 1983


Justine Campbell 

Justine Tandy Campbell, Ghent, died Monday, March 28 at her residence.  She was the widow of John Thomas Campbell, formerly of Campbellsburg.  She was a member of the Ghent Christian Church and a clerk there for many years; a member of the Caby M. Froman Club of Ghent; the DAR; the Port William Historical Society; and the retired Teachers of Carroll County.  She was a graduate of Simmons College in Boston; had a Masters Degree from the University of Cincinnati; and was Supervisor of Education in the Carroll County Schools for eight years.  She taught in the Ghent School and in the University of Cincinnati.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held March 31 at the Ghent Christian Church.  Rev. Randy Chemberlin officiated.  Interment was in the Ghent Cemetery.

Henry County Local  April 7, 1983


Darlene Chisholm

Darlene Marie Chisholm, 24 of Route 6, Shelbyville, died Wednesday, February 23rd at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville, after an illness.  She was a member of the New Castle Christian Church and formerly of Henry and Carroll Counties.

She is urvived by her mother: Mrs. Vernon (Ruth) Dixon Mahoney, Route 6, Shelbyville; her father, Sterling Chisholm, Route 1, Pleasureville; two sons: Chris and Joseph Chisholm, both of Route 6, Shelbyville; four step-sisters: Annie Marie Evans, Route 1, Pleasureville; Mrs. Donnie (Mary Lou) Moore, Route 1, Sulphur; Mrs. George (Lisa Ann) Shipler, Norwood, Ohio; and Pam K. Mahoney, Valley Station; three step-brothers: Edward (Buck) Evans, Bedford; Forrest Evans, Route 1, Sulphur; David Lee Evans, Pleasureville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 25th from Prewitt’s, New Castle.  Rev. Ted Shouse, pastor of Christ Ambassador Church, Shelbyville, officiated.  Interment was in the Point Pleasant Cemetery.

Henry County Local  March 3, 1983


Jack Chowning 

Jack Chowning, age 52, of Carrollton, died Friday, January 21, 2005 in Carrollton.  He was retired from Dow Corning Chemical Company in Carrollton, attended Owenton Christian Church, a member of the Sons of American Legion in Carrollton and of Emergency Hazmat Response Team for Carroll County, and son of the late Jeffrey David “J. D.” Chowning and Martha Chowning.

He is survived by his wife: Judy Ann Kindoll Chowning, Carrollton; one daughter: Joanna Beth Chowning, Carrollton; two sons, Jared Wayne Chowning, Louisville and Jeffrey Everett Chowning, Campbellsburg, two brothers: Marshall Scott Chowning and David “Muffett” Chowning, both of Carrollton; and several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 25 at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, Carrollton.  Rev. Chris White officiated.  Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

Henry County Local  January 26, 2005


Judy Taylor Cox 

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

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

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

 Henry County Local  August 22, 1990


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