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.

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Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

Virginia Callaway


Miss Virginia Callaway, (1887-1935), Eminence, died at 2:00 p.m. Thursdy, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Mayme Callaway, following an illness of four years.  She had been seriously ill only a few days.


She is survived by her mother: Mrs. Mayme Callaway, Eminence; a brother: Shirley Callaway, Oakland, CA; and six sisters: Mrs. H. H. Drane, Eminence, Mrs. Hugh Elliott, Alliston, AL, Mrs. Walter Mansfield, Louisville, Mrs. Joseph Drane, Loriman, MI, Mrs. Roger Killingsworth, Chatfield, AR and Mrs. Lail Edwards, Frankfort.


Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the residence with Rev. John Dickson, Pastor of the Eminence Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial was in the Eminence Cemetery.


Henry County Local   November 1, 1935



Lucien Case


Lucien Case, 70, of Shelbyville, died Monday, April 28, 2008, in Louisville.  He was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Shelbyville Moose Lodge and the U.A.W., a retired forklift operator from Ford Motor Company and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents: W. S. Case and Alma Wade Case.


He is survived by his wife: Dorothy “Dottie” A. Case, Shelbyville; one son: Stanley Case, Louisville; stepson: Greg Wood, Shelbyville; stepdaughter: Lee Ann Wood, Shelbyville; two brothers: L. B. Case, New Albany, IN and Jerry Case, LaGrange; and three step-grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2nd at the Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Brother Kenneth Shouse officiated.  Interment was in the Fox Creek Cemetery in Anderson County.


Henry County Local   May 7, 2008

Louisville Courier-Journal   April 30, 2008



Mayme Caseldine


Miss Mayme Caseldine, member of a prominent Scott County family, died at 2:00 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington following an operation two weeks ago.


The body was removed to her home on East Jackson Street here where services will be held at 9:00 Monday morning, with the Rev. Dr. W. W. Stout, pastor of the First Baptist Church, of which she was a member, officiating, assisted by Dr. C. A. Sweazy, pastor of the Georgetown Methodist Church.  Immediately after the service the body will be taken to her girlhood home in Eminence for burial.


Miss Caseldine, a native of Henry County, had been living in Georgetown for approximately 30 years. For a number of years she conducted a private kindergarten


The daughter of the late John W. And Emma Crabb Caseldine, pioneer citizens of Henry County,

Miss Caseldine is survived by two sisters: Mrs. C. N. Williams, Los Angeles, CA and Mrs. H. G. Henderson, Georgetown, a number of nieces and nephews among whom is Harry C. Caseldine of Georgetown.


Henry Co8unty Local from the Lexington Herald   October 19, 1934



Ova Chadwell


Funeral services for Ova Chadwell, 57, farmer, who died at his home near Defoe Friday of pneumonia, were held Sunday at the Defoe Church, with burial in the Pleasureville Cemetery.


Mr. Chadwell is survived by his wife: Mrs. Ida Bush Chadwell; a daughter: Miss Hessie Chadwell; a son: Hobart Chadwell, Defoe; and six sisters: Mrs. Alice Rucker, Mrs. Elizabeth Raisor, Mrs. Jessie Speed, Mrs. Nancy Kelley, Mrs. Lucy Harp and Mrs. Ruth Roberts, Henry County.


Henry County Local   January 31, 1935



Claude Chilton


Claude W. Chilton, 57, of Milton, died Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at his residence.  He was the son of the late Paul Randolph Chilton and Paula Renee Vandemeulebroucke Hicks.  He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served during the Vietnam War.  He was also a retired member of Pipefitters Local #522.


He is survived by two daughters: Amy Highfill and husband, Ray, Pendleton and Angela Robinson and husband, Greg, Eminence; step-mother: Hazel Chilton; five sisters: Sue Creekmore, Betty Calhoun, Louise Ferriell, Tammy Cramer and Bonnie Lynn; four brothers: Tim Chilton, Harry Wickersham, Bruce Hicks and Vance Hicks; and seven grandchildren.


Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 19th at the Oldham County Aquatic Center, Buckner.  Ransdell funeral Home, Campbellsburg, was in charge of the arrangements.


Henry County Local   January 16, 2008



Mamie Chilton


Mrs. Mamie Florence Chilton, 82, of Sulphur, died Wednesday, May 28, 1986, at the Trimble Nursing Center, Bedford.  She was a native of Carroll County; formerly of Turners Station; and a member of the Turners Station Baptist Church.


She is survived by on daughter: Mrs. Charles (Virgie Rae) Ricketts, Sulphur; two sons: Edward Warner Chilton, Campbellsburg and Bobby Eugene Chilton, Milton; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1st 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   June 5, 1986



Will Claxon


Will Claxon, 64 (February 2, 1866 – June 3, 1932), of Pleasureville, was drowned in the Kentucky River at Gratz on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.  He was reported to have been fishing and fell backwards out of the boat.  He had been at Gratz for some time working.  The body was recovered immediately.


The deceased is survived by six children: Mrs. Will Hawkins, Gratz, with whom he had made his home while working there, Mrs. Ernest Minor, Lexington, Miss Mary Alice Claxon, Bethlehem, Charles Claxon, U. S. Army, and Leslie Claxon and Lawrence Claxon, both of Louisville; and two sisters: Mrs. Lydia Claxon, Pleasureville and Mrs. Minnie Pettit, Indianapolis.


Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.


Henry County Local   June 3, 1932



Mary Mitchell Clements


Mrs. Mary Mitchell Clements, 90 (1846-1936), widow of James Clements, died at 5:30 p.m. on June 29, 1936 at her home in Pleasureville.  She had been in ill health for several years.


She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Anna Hughes, who lived with her mother, Mrs. A. P. Goodwin and Mrs. Robert Vance, of Pleasureville; four grandchildren, several great-grand children.  She was a member of the Baptist church.


Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday July 1st at the residence.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.


Henry County Local   July 3, 1936



Euphenia Clubb


Mrs. Euphenia Clubb, 70, died at her home in Pleasureville at 5:00 p.m. on Monday. 


She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Joseph Roberts, LaGrange; three sons: Barton Clubb, Cemetery Hill, Newton Clubb, Bethlehem, and Gilbert Clubb, who lived with his mother; three sisters: Mrs. James Hundley, Eminence, Mrs. Christine Kinser, Dayton, OH and Mrs. Joan Beverly, Lockport and one brother: Lewis Roberts, Kingswood, KY.


Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Episcopal church at 2 p.m. Wednesday by Rev. Grant, assisted by Rev. C. H. Greer.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.


Henry County Local   October 19, 1934



John R. Coblin


John R./ Coblin, 82 (March 26, 1842 – July 11, 1925), died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. P. Chapman, after an illness of several months.  He was born near Port Royal and has spent his entire life in this community.  He successfully devoted his time to farming.  His father, Jimmie Coblin, was one of the pioneer settlers of this community.  “Uncle John,” as most people called him, was a member of a family of ten all of whom lived to a ripe old age.


He is survived by two brothers: Abe and Tom Coblin and two sisters: Mrs. John Dunaway and Mrs. Ann Wilson and one daughter: Mrs. O. P. Chapman.


Burial was in the Port Royal Cemetery.


Henry County Local   July 17, 1925



Lynden E. Cowherd


Lynden E> Cowherd, 73 (June 19, 1864 – January 10, 1936), formerly of Henry County, died Friday night at the home of his son, Shouse Cowherd, Knoxville, TN.  He was a former resident of Sulphur, having married Miss Fannie Shouse, who preceded him in death 25 years ago.


The remains were brought to Sulphur on Sunday afternoon where funeral services were conducted at 2:00 at the Sulphur Christian Church, with Rev. Elliott officiating.  Burial was in the Sulphur Cemetery.


Besides his son, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Ed Pogue, Lexington and Mrs. R. C. Hodges, Knoxville.


Henry County Local   January 17, 1936



Gilbert Cox


Gilbert Thomas “Hawk” Cox, 55, of Pleasureville, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Pleasureville.  He was a fence builder for Penrod Fence Company, a member of the Greater Life Apostolic Church in Middletown and a member of the Shelbyville Moose Lodge.


He is survived by four daughters: Thomasina Ann Woosley, Ocala, FL, Melinda Elan Cox, Savannah Nicole England and Bobbie LaNora Cox, all of Shelbyville; a son: William Lee Woosley, Ocala, FL; his mother: Effie Mae Scrogham Cox, Pleasureville; two brothers: Donald Earl Cox, Jr. and Dennis Earl Cox, Shelbyville; four sisters: Burris Ann Cox, Pleasureville, Thelma Jean Grigsby, Pleasureville, Betty Carol Lewis and Effie Gail Reynolds, both of LaGrange; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 17th at Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Alan Browning officiated.


Henry County Local   June 18, 2008



Joe Cox, Sr.


Joe Cox, Sr., 79, of Taylorsville, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at Norton Audubon Hospital.  He was the son of the late Virgil Lee and Sara Iona Wood Cox, a farmer and a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.


He is survived by two sons: Joe Cox, Jr. and wife, Dee, Southville and Ricky Cox and wife, Gwen, Finchville; one brother: Herbert Cox, Mount Washington; five sisters: Lurlean McPherson and Margaret Mathis, both of Eminence, Flora Ellen Foster, Bardstown, Geneva Nutgrass, Mount Washington and Bonnie Bodine, Louisville and three grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6th at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Rev. John Mark Tittsworth officiated.  Interment was in the Little Mount Baptist Church Cemetery.


Henry County Local   March 12, 2008



Martha Cox


Martha Cox, 88, of Fairfield, OH, passed away June 6, 2008 at Mercy Hospital, Fairfield.  She was born August 24, 1919 in Campbellsburg, KY, the daughter of Owen and Marie Haggard Cox.  Martha was a member of the Church of Christ and a Kentucky Colonel. 


She is survived by her nieces: Judith (David) Huddleston, Joyce (Randy) Thomas, Jeanette Hoskins, Marie Rison and June (Bill) Ester and nephew: Thomas (Rebecca) Cox.  Martha was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Thomas Cox, Owen Cox and John Stroman Cox; half-brothers: Al Bolin, Bill Bolin and Charlie Bolin.


The funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m., June 8th at the Avance Funeral Home and Crematory, Fairfield with Dave Hargrave officiating.  Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY.


Obituary was copied from the Internet



Zachary Cox


Zachary Cox, 6, of Pleasureville, died Thursday, January 17, 2008, after a battle with leukemia.  He enjoyed fishing and loved Spiderman and basketball.  He attended kindergarten classes at Buckner Elementary School and attended Providence Baptist Church.


He is survived by his mother: Dessie Rice, Pleasureville; father: Martin Cox, Shelbyville; brother: Jeffrey Tyler Cox, Pleasureville; grandparents: Frances Rice, Pleasureville, and Mary Etta and Martin Cox, Carrollton; great-grandmother: Dorothy Frazier, Shelbyville; and two uncles.


Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Doug Boyd, pastor of the Providence Baptist Church, officiated.


Henry County Local   January 23, 2008



Marjorie Crabb


Marjorie Brown Crabb, 71, of Smithfield, died Monday, November 6, 2000, at Hospice of Louisville.  She was the daughter of the late Otis Bush and Mayreen Jones Brown, a former employee of Central State Hospital and Charterton Center and a member of the Smithfield Christian Church.


She is survived by her husband: William Lee Crabb, Sr., Smithfield; one daughter: Mrs. James (Crystal) Goodman, Kansas City; two sons: William Lee Crabb, Jr. and Andy Crabb, both of Smithfield; one sister: Connie Imel, New Castle; one brother: Otis “Bud” Brown, Louisville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 9th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. William Hancock, pastor of the Smithfield Christian Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Smithfield Cemetery.


Henry County Local   November 8, 2000



Jason Cravens


Jason A. Cravens, 32, of Louisville, died Wednesday, October 30, 2002, in Louisville.  He was a grounds keeper at the Evergreen Mausoleum, Louisville.


He is survived by his mother: Pat Mayfield, Louisville; his father: Ron Cravens, Shelbyville; and grandparents: Melvin and Elizabeth Cravens, Eminence.


Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3rd at Evergreen Funeral Home.  Interment was in the Evergreen Mausoleum, Louisville.


Henry County Local   November 6, 2002



Raymond Cravens


Mr. Raymond Cravens, 81, of Bagdad, died Thursday, November 27th at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Frankfort.


He was formerly of Henry County, a retired farmer, and a member of the Drennon Christian Church.


He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. G. C. (Alma) Clements, Louisville, Mrs. James W. (Mary) Poole, Frankfort, and Mrs. Martha J. Chadwell, Orlando, FL; one sister: Mrs. DeEtta Caldwell, Cleveland, OH; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29th 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   December 2



Mae Creech


Mae Kincaid Creech, 95, of Paris, died Sunday, February 3, 2008.  She was a member of the Paris First Church of God.


She is survived by her children: Lowell Creech and wife, Priscilla, Paris; Fesalene Ashurt and husband, Ray, Palisade, CO; Leon Creech and wife, Joyce, Eminence; Pat Gray and husband, Lloyd, Smithfield; Byron Creech and wife, Joyce, Monticello; Darrell Creech, Paris; one brother: Joseph Kincaid, Clintonville; one sister: Nettye Spencer, Pulaski, TN and fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 6th at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, Paris.  Interment was in the Evan Cemetery, Campton.


Henry County Local   February 6, 2008



Xavian Cull-Munoz


Xavian David Cull-Munoz, 2 months old, of Campbellsburg, died Thursday, February 14, 2008, at his residence.


He is survived by his mother: Erin Kathleen Cull, Louisville; father: Frank J. Munoz III, LaGrange; one sister: Madison Trauth, Campbellsburg; grandparents: Frank Sr. and Norma Munoz, Anaheim, CA and Donna and David Cull, Campbellsburg; great-grandparents: Enrique and Socorro Garcia, Ontario, CA; Wanda and Melvin Boldery, Milton; Phyllis Simpson, Crestwood; and several other relatives.


Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 18th at Ransdell Funeral Home, Bedford.  Father Davy officiated.  Interment was in the Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery.


Henry County Local   February 20, 2008



Mrs. W. T. Crum


Mrs. W. T. Crum, 49 (1885-1934), passed away at her home near Smithfield on Monday morning, October 15, 1934.


Mrs. Crum had been in bad health for several years but was only confined to her bed three weeks.  The end came following a heart attack.


She is survived by her husband: W. T. Crum and four children: Juanita, Mary, Woodrow and jean Crum also one sister: Mrs. Al Zaring, Crestwood; and three brothers Russell Scobee, Pleasureville; Lee Scobee, Ballardsville and Morris Scobee, Cleveland, Ohio.


Burial was in the Smithfield Cemetery.


Henry County Local   October 19, 1934



James W. Cureton


James W. Cureton died Thursday, February 5, 1925, at his home in this county, after a brief illness of pneumonia.  His untimely death was a great shock to his neighbors and friends, all of whom feel a personal lose.  Funeral services were held at Point Pleasant church, and he was buried in the family lot in the Point Pleasant Cemetery, where his wife and son rest.


Mr. Cureton was born four miles east of New Castle, Henry County, on March 1, 1863 on the farm which has been known for more than a century, as the Cureton Place, which he owned many years before his death and upon which he lived all of his life.


His grandfather, Nathaniel Cureton, was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia in 1767 and some twenty-five years thereafter married Elizabeth Eastman of the same county, and in 1817 with their four sons and two daughters, James Cureton, being the oldest, emigrated to Kentucky and settled on that part of the Cureton Place where the residence erected by James W. Cureton now stands.  In time James Cureton became the owner of  the small farm.  He was known for his industry and honesty and accumulated a large estate.  He was married to Harriet Woodridge, who taught in his neighborhood, in October 1861.  She was the daughter o Edmund and Catherine Wooldridge, who resided near Franklinton, and four sons were born to them; James W. Cureton, John E, Cureton, Nathaniel Cureton and Leslie A. Cureton, all of whom survived their father who died May 20, 1873 and their mother who died March 29, 1880.


He was united in marriage with Amanda Kennedy, in December 1879.  She was a noble, Christian  woman and died on March 2, 1909.  Three children were born to them: George Lester Cureton, Clay Cureton and Martha Cureton.  Martha recently married Charles Corbin of Campbellsburg.


Mr. Cureton is survived by a brother: Nathaniel C. Cureton, Louisville and a sister: Mrs. Leslie Arnsparger, Pleasureville.  He was preceded in death by his brothers Dr. John E. Cureton, who died in 1888 in California, Leslie A. Cureton, who died in Washington, D.C. in 1921 and a half brother, William Lee Porter, who died in Louisville in 1918.


Henry County Local   February 20, 1935



H. K. Curtright


H. K. Curtright, 65, for thirty years a business man and mortician of Pleasureville, died suddenly at his home in North Pleasureville Tuesday at 7:45 a.m.  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 he added the undertaking business.


Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. February 7th with Rev. Glenn B. Murdock, Louisville, and a former pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. George W. Filer.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.  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, MO; two brothers: T. C. Curtright, Paris, MO; and Charles Curtright, Los Angeles, CA.  Four grandchildren also survive.


Henry County Local  February 7, 1936