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 Sunday, July 29, 2007 09:10 AM

Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

Willie Newman


Arthur Dee Newman, 30, of Drennon Springs, is being held in the Henry County jail on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting of his father, Willie Newman.  He was brought from the jail Monday to the office of County Judge F. C. Vance and asked for an examining trial.  The examining trial, however, has been postponed so as to permit the defendant to consult with an attorney.


According to the defendant, who surrendered to County Attorney James Thomas, he shot his father three times with a pistol when his father was in the act of whipping his mother.  Death for the elder Newman was reported to have been instantaneous.


According to Judge Vance, an effort was made Monday afternoon to secure the release of the defendant by bail but the actual offer was not made and he did not set any amount.  Should he be requested, Judge Vance said he would set bail for Newman.


Henry County Local  October 7, 1938



Virgil Newton, Sr.


Virgil Wilson Newton, Sr., 68, died Sunday, May 13, 1979 at Memorial Hospital, New Albany, IN.  He was a native of Shelby County, a WWII Veteran of the 9th Air Force, former employee of Ashland Oil and a member of the Central Christian Church , New Albany, IN.


Survivors include his wife: Rosiland Moss Newton; two sons: V. Wilson Newton, Jr. and Lewis Moss Newton; two granddaughters, all of New Albany; a sister: Mrs. Welden Harlan (Josephine) Hill, Belview, WA and several nieces.


Services were held Tuesday, May 15th at 2 p.m. at Hall-Taylor  Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Burial was in the Eminence Cemetery.


Henry County Local  May 17, 1979



Wesley Newton


Wesley P. Newton, 83, of Route 1, Bagdad, died Thursday, February 9, 1984, at the King’s Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  He was a retired farmer and federal tobacco grader, a former member of the Shelby County School Board; a member of the Indian Fork Baptist Church for over 60 years. 


He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Mary Jane Newton; one daughter: Mrs. S. J. Neal, Eminence; one brother: Marvin Newton, Shelbyville; one granddaughter: Mrs. Diane Goode, Louisville; two great-granddaughters: Amy Catherine and Emily Jane Goode and two step-grandchildren: Mrs. Patricia White and Michael Neal.


Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 12th at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Dr. Tom Kinman and Rev. Richard Childress officiated.  Interment was in the Bagdad Cemetery.


Henry County Local  February 24, 1984



Garvin Nichols


Garvin T. Nichols, age 63 of Bedford, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, in Lebanon.  He was a US Navy Seal and a territorial sales Manager for Goodman Manufacturing Co.


He is survived by his wife, Judy Nichols; one daughter: Mrs. Vinnie (Sherry) Carothers; two brothers: Sammie and Clifton Nichols; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one son, Garvin Nichols, Jr.


Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1st at Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood.  Interment was in the Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange.


Henry County Local  July 12, 2006



Russell Noe


Russell V. “Sam” Noe, 71, of English, KY died Friday, September 24, 1993 at his residence.  He was born April 26, 1922, the son of Daniel Andrew Noe and Bertha Wilson Oliver Noe who preceded him in death.  He was a native of Henry County.

He was a WWII Veteran, a retired employee of Kawneer, Inc. and a member of the English Christian Church.


He was survived by his wife: Nadine Robbin Noe, English; two sons: Jerry and Russell Noe, both of Carrollton; two step-daughters: Dawnetta Duvall, Ghent and Jean Washburn, Ft. Wayne; three sisters: Sue Perkins, Carrollton, Velma Cooper, Russell Springs and nell Frances Bircher of Orlando and eight grandchildren.


Along with his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers.


Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 26th at the English Christian Church.  Burial will follow at the English Cemetery


Henry County Local  September 24, 1993



Stith Noe


Stith Thompson Noe, 86, of Route 3, Lancaster, died Friday, May 13, 1983, at the Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital, Danville, after a long illness.  He was a retired farmer and realtor, a member of the Stanford Presbyterian Church and a Veteran of WWI, serving in the Balloon Corps.


He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Nancy Katherine McKinney Noe, Lancaster; two sons: Walker McKinney Noe and Robert Hugh Noe, both of Stanford; three daughters: Mrs. Nancy Gower, Route 3, Lancaster, Mrs. Betty Ann Keiser, Eminence and Mrs. Edna Meis, Flagstaff, Arizona; one brother: Hugh Davis Noe, Somerset; one sister: Mrs. Nancy Allen, Knoxville, TN; fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Funeral services were held Sunday, May 15th at the Beazley-Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, Stanford.  Rev. Dan Clark officiated.  Interment was in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.


Henry County Local  May 19, 1983



Mrs. W. E. Noe


Mrs. Daisy Noe, 72, wife of William Edward Noe, Louisville, died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugh Hankins and Mr. Hankins in Eminence.


Besides her husband and Mrs. Hankins, she is survived by three daughters: Mrs. S. B. May, Eminence, Mrs. R. N. Schultz and Mrs. H. C. Donovan; five sons: Howard L., James E., William E., Jr., Terry L. and Donald O. Noe; two sisters: Mrs. Lena Denny and Mrs. Chris Dohone; one brother: Mr. Charles Clarkson; seventeen grandchildren and one grat-grandchild.


Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Arch L Heady Southern Funeral Home, Louisville.  Interment was in Louisville Memorial Gardens.


Henry County Local  February 13, 1958



Thomas Nolin


Thomas C. Nolin, 65 of Franklinton, died Wednesday, September 1, 1982, at the Baptist East Hospital, Louisville.  He was a retired farmer, a retired employee of Brunswick in Eminence, an Army Veteran of WWII, a member of the Franklinton Baptist Church and a Deacon for 23 years.


He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Minnie Nolin, Franklinton; two daughters: Mrs. Donald (Theresa) Williams, Shelbyville and Marcia Nolin, Franklinton; one son: David Carroll Nolin, Campbellsburg; four sisters: Mrs. Giles (Blanche) James, Shelbyville, Mrs. James (Ruth) Russell, Turners Station, Mrs. George (Glenna Faye) Christy, Brookville, OH and Mrs. Marion (Martha Joyce) Prewitt, Louisville; two brothers: Claude Nolin, New Castle and Russell Nolin, Smithfield and two grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 4th at the Franklinton Baptist Church.  Rev. Robert C. Pettyjohn, pastor of the Franklinton Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Franklinton Cemetery.  Prewitt’s, New Cast, was in charge of arrangements.


Henry County Local  September 9, 1982



Raymond Norman


Raymond L. Norman, Sr., age 79, of Louisville, formerly of LaGrange, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at Norton Hospital, Louisville.  He was a retired truck driver and a WWII Army Veteran.  He was also a member of the Smithfield Baptist Church and the son of the late William Virgil and Grace Mae Johnston Norman.


He is survived by one daughter: Mrs. David (Patricia) Voyles, Louisville; one son: Raymond, Jr., Louisville; two stepsons: Kenny Way, Eminence and Jerry Byers, Louisville; one sister: Mildred Smith, CA; one brother: Edward Norman, Louisville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wives, Wanda Way Norman and Maxine Giles Norman.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 28th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Ed Life, pastor of the Smithfield Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by Kenny Way, Eminence.  Interment was in the Smithfield Cemetery.


Henry County Local  March 30, 2005



Julia North


Mrs. Julia Sunshine Simpson North, 70, of New Washington, IN, was killed in a two-car accident, Sunday, April 22, 1984, near New Washington.  She was native of Henry County.


She is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Melinda Watson, New Washington; one son: James M. North, New Washington; two sisters: Mrs. Jessie Way, Lyndon and Mrs. Eula Roberts, Sulphur; one brother: Joseph P. Simpson, Louisville and five grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26th at the Grayson Funeral Home, New Washington, IN.  Rev. Raymond Jackson officiated.  Interment was in the Crown Hills Cemetery, New Washington, IN.


Henry County Local  May 3, 1984



Rosella North


Miss Rosella M. North, 66, of Detroit, MI, died Friday, September 3, 1982, at the Harper Grace Hospital, Detroit, after a long illness.  She was the owner and manager of the Machinery Sales Co., Detroit, a native of Jericho in Henry County, formerly of Eminence and a member of Eminence Methodist Church.


She is survived by three brothers: Norman F. North, Louisville, James M. North, New Washington, IN and Robert K. North, Port Huron, MI.


Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 7th at the Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.  Rev. Vernon Thwaites, pastor of the New Castle United Methodist Church, officiated.  Prewitt’s, New Castle, was in charge of arrangements.


Henry County Local  September 9, 1982



Dr. Wyatt Norvell


Dr. Wayatt Norvell of New Castle, who helped establish the Kentucky Rural Health Council, died yesterday at the Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle after a long illness. He was 80 years old.  Dr. Norvell was born in Campbellsburg on June 17, 1915, the only child of Charles Scott and Maude (Wyatt Jeffries) Norvell.


Norvell founded and practiced at the Norvell Clinic in Henry County, but his influence was felt in a much larger arena.  In 1976 the Kentucky Medical Association, which Norvell had headed 20 years earlier, gave Norvell its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, for his thirty years of practice in Henry County.


Norvell was a flight surgeon in the US Army Air Force where he attained the rank of major and a member of the board of Tri-County Baptist Hospital in LaGrange.


His survivors include his wife: Dorothy Bramblett Norvell; two daughters: Betsy Horton and Ann Robison; twin sons: Lynn and Glenn Wyatt Norvell; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Prewitt Funeral Home in New Castle, with burial in the New Castle Cemetery.


Henry County Local  May 18, 1996



Rev. C. J. Nugent


Rev. Clarence J. Nugent, a widely known and much beloved minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, died in Louisville, Tuesday October 5, 1915,  The news of his demise was a great shock to his many friends at New Castle where he recently served the church for a period of four years.  Having known Rev. Mr. Nugent well for 25 years, we are prepared to say that he was one of the best men we have ever known.  Besides being a scholarly gentleman, he was very rich in spirituality.  While true to his convictions, he was tolerant of those who differed from him, and exceedingly kind and gentle.  During the Civil War he was a brave soldier for the Confederacy but he fought many a battle for principle after the war, and before, that required truer courage that was necessary in the most sanguinary battles in which he ever engaged in actual warfare.  It will be remembered that the wife of Rev. Mr. Nugent died in New Castle four years ago.  The Courier-Journal contained the following notice:


Death came to the Rev. Dr. Clarence J. Nugent, retired minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at the Deaconess Hospital.  He had been ill of nephritis a month and last week was removed to the hospital from the home of his son, C. J. Nugent, divisional Sunday School Secretary for the Methodist Episcopal Church.


He was 72 years old and a native of Alabama.  He was a member of the Mississippi Conference before coming to Kentucky, and had held charges at Brooksville, Carrollton, LaGrange and other Kentucky towns.  His last service was with a church near Harrods Creek.  He resigned from the Kentucky Conference at its session last month.  His son and two grandchildren survive.  The body will be taken to his old home, at LaGrange, at 1:45 p.m. this afternoon for burial.


Henry County Local  October 8, 1915



John Nuttall

John Wallace Nuttall, 83, of Route 1, Eminence, died Friday, June 28, 1985, at his residence.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Eminence Presbyterian Church.


He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Mabel Small Nuttall, Route 1, Eminence; one daughter: Mrs. Mary Ann Nuttall McKee, Frankfort; one sister: Margaret Nuttall Orem, Campbellsburg; two grandchildren: Mary Porter McKee and Willis Payne McKee III, both of Frankfort.


Funeral services were  held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 1st at the Eminence Presbyterian Church.  Rev. Kenneth Armstrong officiated.  Interment was in the Eminence Cemetery.


Henry County Local  July 4, 1985



Jeanetta Nutgrass


Jeanetta Francis Nutgrass, 74, of Trimble County Nursing Center, Bedford, died Thursday, March 1, 1984 at the Carroll County Hospital, Carrollton.  She was a member of the Mt. Byrd Christian Church, Milton.


She is survived by three sons, William Henry Nutgrass, Campbellsburg, Larry Lewis Nutgrass, and James D. Nutgrass, both of Bedford; four daughters: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Larsen and Peggy Ann Larsen, both of Montclair, CA Ruth Mae Alexander, Carrollton and Janet Lynn Rogers, Campbellsburg; three brothers: Olynn Ward, Bedford, William Ward, Louisville and Norman Ward, Martinsville, IN; seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Funeral services were held March 4th at the Barnett- Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg.  Rev. Cecil Fisher officiated.  Interment was in the Moffett Cemetery, Milton. 


Henry County Local  March 9, 1984