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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:53 PM

Contributed By: E. T. "Hammer" Smith

Martha Johnson


          Martha J. Johnson, 77, died Monday, November 5, 2012, at Central Baptist Hospital.  She was the daughter of the late Guy H. and Katherine Aynes Bennett.

            She is survived by her husband: Edward Johnson, Jr.; three daughters: Karen Johnson, Versailles, Sharen Harmon, Bedford and Kathy Sanders, Versailles; two sons: Charles Johnson and Patrick Johnson, both of Louisville.

            A memorial service was held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8th at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home, Versailles.  Rev. Wesley Noss and Rev. Justin Rader officiated.


Henry County Local    November 7, 2012



Mildred Johnson


          Mildred Frances Beard Johnson, 83, of Campbellsburg, died Thursday, March 11, 2004 at her sonís residence.  She was the daughter of the late Ludie and Mary Mefford Beard and longtime member of the Campbellsburg Apostolic Church.

            She is survived by two sons: Harold Johnson, Campbellsburg and Larry Johnson, Louisville; one daughter: Barbara Thomas, LaGrange; one sister: Evelyn Barrickman, Sligo; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Johnson, one son, Ralph Johnson and two sisters and two brothers.

            Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 15th at the Campbellsburg Apostolic Church, Campbellsburg.  Burial was in the Eminence Cemetery.


Henry County Local    March 17, 2004



Leona Justice


          Leona Justice, 85, of Turners Station died Monday, June 24, 2002.

            Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27th at Ransdell Funeral Home, Campbellsburg.


Henry County Local    June 26, 2002



Sammie F. Lee


          Sammie F. Lee, 83, of Louisville, passed away at his home on Thanksgiving Day following a determined fight with cancer.  He was born in Henry County, the only child of Oscar and Fannie Lee.  After graduating as valedictorian of his high school class, he received both undergraduate and masters degrees in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky.  He served as an officer in the U. S. Air Force from 1951 through 1954.  His long and illustrious career in civil engineering included acting as Resident Engineer on the Watterson Expressway during the early years of its design and construction as well as what was then called the North-South Expressway, later part of Interstate 65.

            In 1962 he was appointed County Engineer for Jefferson County and served in that capacity and that of Director of Public Works until 1969, when he became a principal at the design firm eventually known as Miller/Wirhy/Lee, serving a variety of public and private clients throughout the United States.     

            He was a faithful member of Christ Church United Methodist Church where he also served in a variety of leadership roles.

            He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, the former Frances Farmer; his son: David (Terrie) Lee; Daughters: Cynthia (Dan) and Karen Vidal; grandsons: Eric Masters, M.D., Bryan Lee, Mathew (Arlyn) Burgess and Christopher (Ruthie) Burgess

and great-granddaughter: Nancy Lee Burgess.

            Funeral services will be held at noon, November 26th at Christ Church United Methodist.  Interment will be in the Cave Hill Cemetery.


Courier-Journal    November 26, 2012



James W. Lindell


          James W. Lindell, 76, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Henry County, died Friday, October 26, 2012, at his residence.

            He is survived by two sons: Donald and Douglas Lindell and one daughter, Debra Tapp.

            A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3rd at Ballardsville Baptist Church, Crestwood.


Henry County Local    November 7, 2012



Ira Louden


          Ira Louden, 75, of Sulphur, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville Inpatient Unit.  He was a native of Oldham County, the son of the late William M. and Sally Ann Abbott Louden, a farmer and a member of the Westport Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife: MaryRhettia Webster Louden, Sulphur; four sons: William Cecil Louden, LaGrange, Randy Louden, Eminence, Ira Wayne Louden, Sulphur and Mark Dale Louden, Pendleton; two sisters: Aline Spencer, Georgetown and Reva (Don) Combs, Shelbyville; two brothers: Frank Louden, Smithfield and J. C. Louden, Columbus, IN; tem grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Ann Louden Sparkman.

            Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25th at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Rev. Russell McCane, LaGrange, officiated.  Interment was in the New Castle Cemetery.


Henry County Local    May 29, 2002



Harold Lovan


          Harold J. Lovan, 66, of Rineyville, formerly of Bowling Green and Smithfield, died Monday, June 2, 2003 at his residence.  He was the son of the late Laurel D. and Mary Helen Claypool Lovan, a member of the Kentucky Education Association, a chemistry teacher at South Oldham High School, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Rineyville Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife: Helen Lovan, Rineyville; one son: Jerry L. Lovan, Jeffersonville, IN; one daughter: Cindy McPherson, Borden, IN; one brother: Wendell D. Lovan, Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 5th at J. C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel.  Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery.


Henry County Local    June 11, 2003



James Lyons


          James Bruce (J.B.) Lyons, 87, of Scott County, died Saturday, march 27, 2004 at Georgetown Community Hospital.  He was a native of Bourbon County, the son of the late Hayden and Bertha Ritchie Lyons, a farmer, a retired employee from Hoover, Inc. and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

            He is survived by two sons: Donald Lyons, Stamping Ground and Freeman Lyons, Pleasureville; one brother: Raymond Lyons, Nicholasville; three sisters: Aileen Fanning, Enon, OH, Loraine Wilson, Georgetown, and Elsie Forman, Versailles; nine grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren and fourteen great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Leeona Morrison Lyons, one son, Lloyd Lyons, one grandchild, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 30th, at Johnsonís Funeral Home.  Rev. Glenn Redmon officiated.  Burial was in the Crestlawn Memorial Gardens.


Henry County Local    March 31, 2004