Henry County Obituary Records -

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Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

Cordie O達rien


Mrs. Cordie O達rien, 84, of Lockport, died Friday, June 14, 1985, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.


She is survived by one daughter: Miss Mary O達rien, Bethlehem; six sons: Charlie O達rien, Guthrie O達rien and Kenneth O達rien, all of Lockport, Tom O達rien and Eugene O達rien, both of Bethlehem and John O達rien, Louisville; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter and one sister: Mrs. Anna Mae McGinnis.


Graveside services were held Saturday, June 15th at the Pleasureville Cemetery.  Rev. Wayne Kelly officiated.


Henry County Local  June 20, 1985



James O達rien


Lt. Col. James O達rien, USAF (Ret.), 83, of Louisville died Monday at Baptist Hospital East.  He was a retired field agent for the Internal Revenue Service and a native of Eminence.  During WWII he served as a bomber pilot in the Army Air Corps and also flew the Berlin Airlift.  He was a graduate of the University of Louisville and was a member of the Suburban Christian Church.


He is survived by his wife: the former Mae Duke Fanelli; three children: Kirk A. O達rien, Lynn O達rien Pearson (Kent) and Stephen J. O達rien and a brother: William Gray.


His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Pearson痴, Louisville, with burial in the Cave Hill Cemetery.


The Courier-Journal  June 29, 2005



James O達rien*


James O達rien, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave O達rien, Lockport, was fatally shot Saturday night in the Arrowhead Inn, one mile west of Carrollton on U. S. 42.  He was shot with a .32 caliber pistol about two inches under the left arm pit, Carroll County Sheriff Jack Coghill said.  He walked about 35 feet from the tavern before he collapsed and died.


Marsh Raisor, 23, bartender at the inn, is being held in the Carroll County Jail.  No charges were placed against him pending a hearing, the sheriff stated.  The official quoted Raisor as saying O達rien had spent a considerable time in the men痴 room.  Raisor said he rapped on the door, O達rien came out fighting and during the scuffle O達rien was shot.  About 30 persons were in the tavern at the time.


O達rien was a Veteran of WWII and served overseas.  He had been engaged in farming since his discharge.


Besides his parents, his survived by a sister, Mary O達rien, Lockport; eight brothers: Charles O達rien, Smithfield, John O達rien, Louisville, Thomas O達rien, Ross O達rien, Guthrie O達rien, Kenneth O達rien, Eugene O達rien and Dave O達rien, all of Lockport and a grandmother: Mrs. Alitha Thurman, Lockport.


Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lockport Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Dean, pastor, officiating.  Burial was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.


Henry County Local  November 21, 1952



John O達rien


John M. O達rien, age 82 of Louisville died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at the VA Medical Center, Louisville.  He was a native of Lockport, a WWII Army Veteran and a retired nurse痴 assistant at the VA Hospital.


He is survived by his wife: Sondra O達rien; two brothers: Charlie O達rien, Gratz and Guthrie O達rien, Lockport and several nieces.


Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 22nd at the Sholar Funeral Home, Pleasureville.  Rev. Wayne Kelly, Lockport Baptist Church, officiated.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.


Henry County Local  June 29, 2005



Lelia M. O達rien


Lelia Mae O達rien, 57, of Route 1, Pleasureville, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 1975, at the King痴 Daughters Hospital, Shelbyville.  She was a member of the New Castle Christian Church.


She is survived by her husband: Leslie F. (Blue) O達rien, Route 1, Pleasureville; two daughters: Mrs. Larry (Rosie) Powell, Route 1, Eminence and Mrs. James (Shirley) Woods, Route 1 , Pleasureville; one son: Leslie Hoyt O達rien, Route 1, Pleasureville and seven grandchildren.


Funeral Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from Prewitt痴, officiated by Rev. Ted Shouse.  Interment was in the Pleasureville Cemetery.


Henry County Local  April 24, 1975



Robert O達rien


Robert O達rien, 66, of Route 1, Pleasureville, died Saturday, October 18, 1980, at his home.  He was a retired plumber.


He is survived by one son: Albert O達rien, Frankfort; three grandchildren and his mother: Mrs. Sue Downey, Frankfort.


Visitation was Monday at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville, with cremation following.


Henry County Local  October 23, 1980



Pat O奪onald


This good man, the last of seven brothers, was born in Ireland, January 23, 1823.  He and Honorable John D. Carroll痴 father were school mates in Ireland and came to this country together in young manhood and remained steadfast friends through life.  Mr. O奪onald became a recognized citizen of the United States July 27, 1854, his papers being signed at New Castle by O. P. Thomas.  He took up his residence in Jericho, April 12, 1854 and spent the remainder of his life here, having passed the 87 mile-stone.


He married Miss Bridget Kennedy, June 27, 1856.  She died February 18, 1883, leaving to a father痴 care and training seven children, a son, John and daughters, Mrs. Maggie Hayden, Pewee Valley, Mrs. Mollie Kennely, Mrs. Alice Smith, Mrs. Fannie Delaney, of Louisville, Mrs. Ella Jackson and Miss Josie O奪onald, of Jericho.


His six brothers, John, James, Thomas, William, Richard and Edward, also came with him to this country.  He and these brothers helped to grade the L & N road from Louisville to Lexington and laid the first steel rails on this line  and were efficient  section bosses at various points along the line.


Mr. O奪onald became an invalid August 5, 1905, and had been confined to a chair until his spirit took its flight being released from the body June 5, 1911, Pentecost Monday.  He indeed died the death of a saint, falling as calmly to sleep as could a babe in its Mother痴 arms.  He had faithfully served God through a lifetime, trying to build a character akin to St. Paul and had won a reputation for integrity and square dealing.


Henry County Local  June, 1911



Amos Ogden


Amos Ogden died Saturday morning after a very short illness.  He was an excellent gentleman and will be greatly missed in the community.  He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss.  The interment took place in the Franklinton Cemetery.  Odd Fellows came from New Castle to pay their last respects to one of their number, but were delayed from some cause, only arriving as the corpse was lowered into the grave. 


Henry County Local  May 23, 1902



Jesse O辿aver


Jesse Doyle O辿aver, 80, of Flat Rock, NC, died there recently.  He was formerly of Pleasureville, a native of Salem, IL and the son of the late William Patrick and Clara Baldwin O辿aver.  He was a member of the Catholic Church, an Army Veteran of WWI and a U. S. Navy Veteran of WWII.


He is survived by one daughter: Dorothy O. MaGruder; one sister: June O. Murphy, Salem, IL; and four grandchildren, all of Flat Rock, NC.


Funeral services were held January 22nd in Shepherd Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Hendersonville.  Rev. Gene Johnston officiated. 


Henry County Local  February 24, 1983



Bruce Oldham


Mr. Bruce V. Oldham, 88, of Smithfield, died Monday, February 23, 1987 at his residence following an illness.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter.  Oldham was a native of Shelby County and was the son of the late Charles W. and Cassie L. McCarty Oldham.  He was a resident of the Ballardsville community for many years.  He was a member of the Smithfield Christian Church and at the time of his death, the church痴 eldest member.


He is survived by his wife: the former Zetta Mae Smith; three daughters: Mrs. John H. Caldwell, Smithfield, Mrs. Clifton Burgin, Louisville and Mrs. Diana Jean Cranmer, Smithfield; one son: Darrell Bruce Oldham, Smithfield; one sister: Mrs. Florence Pendergest, Crestwood; two brothers: P. C. Oldham, Sulphur and Wilbur Oldham, Smithfield; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 25th at the Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange.  Rev. Jean Edge, pastor of the Smithfield Christian Church, officiated.

Interment was in the Smithfield Cemetery.


Henry County Local  February 26, 1987



Zetta Oldham


Zetta Mae Smith Oldham, 105, of Louisville, formerly of Smithfield, died Tuesday, January 13, 2004, in Louisville.  She was the daughter of the late Charles Warfield Smith and Ida Judson Ball, a homemaker and a member of the Smithfield Christian Church.


She is survived by three daughters:  Mary Bruce Caldwell, Smithfield, Diana Jean Whitehouse, Campbellsburg and Ida L. Burgin, Louisville; one son: Darrell Bruce Oldham, Leavenworth, KS; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren and thirty-eight great-great-grandchildren.


Services were Friday, January 16th at 11 a.m. at Arch L. Heady Radcliffe Funeral Home.  Rev. Mary Beth Guy, Beargrass Christian Church, officiated.  Burial was in the Smithfield Cemetery.


Henry County Local  January, 2004



Orbin Olsen


Orbin Olsen, 66, of Corbin, died August 6, 1982 at the Hillcrest Nursing Home.  He was a retired coal miner.


He is survived by one son: Stan Olsen, Henry County; three daughters: Mrs. Jim (Patsy) Mays, Benton, Mrs. Dennis (Jan Rose) White, and Mrs. Estile (Wanda) Partin, both of Corbin and eight grandchildren.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 8th at the Vankirk Funeral Home Chapel, Corbin.  Rev. Johnny Jervis officiated.  Interment was in the Lynn Camp Cemetery.


Henry County Local  August 19, 1982



Cecil O誰an


Cecil O誰an, 59, of Defoe, died suddenly Thursday, May 16, 1985, at his residence.  He was a retired owner of O誰an Transfer of Defoe.


He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Bessie O誰an, Defoe; one son: Steve O誰an, Defoe; two daughters: Miss Marcie O誰an, Maysville and Miss Shelia O誰an, Lexington; one brother: Robert O誰an and three sisters: Mrs. Vernon Aldridge, Mrs. Gayle Harper and Mrs. Betsy McClain.


Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18th at the Thomas Funeral Home, Pleasureville. Rev. Tim Browning officiated.  Interment was in the Defoe Cemetery.


Henry County Local  May 23, 1985