The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky
Obituaries & Death Notices January 21, 1942 TO March 22, 1995
Compiled By Roberta O. Taylor Jones

Note: I have typed these records as published to the best of my knowledge.
I have not corrected any errors that may appear in the Newspaper.
Not all weeks and years are listed.

[Part Three]



 

The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, October, 15, 1970
Lenora Cochran Succumbs

Mrs. Lenora Cochran, 88, died at her home on Big South Fork on Monday of this week.

She was born on April 19, 1882, the daughter of N. M. and Caroline Coontz Atwood. She was the wife of the late George Cochran who died on December 28, 1954.

She was the mother of Mrs. Edna Edwards, Hustonville; George Monroe Cochran, Liberty; Floyd Cochran, Hustonville; Mrs. Chelsie Reed, Hustonville; Mrs. Estelle Cannon, Liberty; Mrs. Nancy Gorley, Liberty; Mrs. Helen Jeffries, Erlanger; and Mrs. Doris Brown, Liberty.

There are 28 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was a sister of Claud, Jack, Kelsey, and James Atwoo, Liberty; Mrs. Mary Tutlow and Mrs. Della Peyton, Indiana; Mrs. Fanny Russell, California; and Mrs. Eva Edwards.

Services were held at Atwood Chapel on Thursday morning with Dr. Robert Anderson officiating. Burial was at Tapscott Cemetery.

Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News, Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, March 30, 1972
Forrest Gillock Killed in Wreck

James Forrest Gillock, 71, was instantly killed Sunday afternoon just south of the railroad tracks at Moreland on U.S. 127.

Witnesses said a car with three young men from Hustonville attempted to pass Gillock. One eye witness said that the Hustonville car was driving in excess of 100 miles an hour.

Gillock was killed instantly with a head injury. The boys were not injured.

Gillock left the county about 20 years ago and had been farming at Crittenden in Grant County. He was the son of Sherman and Jane Woodrum Gillock, and was married to Ruby Taylor of this County. She survives.

He was the father of Kenneth Gillock and Mrs. Charlene Ferrell, Cincinnati.

He was a brother of Lloyd, Everett, and Herron Gillock, all of the Chelf Ridge area.

Funeral services were held at Dry Ridge near his home.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, March 30, 1972
Bessie Turpin Dies

Mrs. Bessie Turpin, 81, died at the Lebanon Hospital on March 25.

She was born on February 14, 1891, the daughter of W. M. and Helen Wiser Montgomery. She was married to D. C. Turpin on November 8, 1908. He survives.

She was the mother of Mrs. Della Mae Cochran, Mrs. Helen Peyton, Mrs. Byrdie Lee, Howard, Jess, and Cecil Turpin of the county, Mrs. Emma Cox, Mrs. Nellie Lee, and Raymond Turpin, Indianapolis; Mrs. Susie Lynn, Brooklyn, Ind.; and Sam Turpin, Hustonville.

There are 48 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

She was a sister of Howard Montgomery, Lebanon, and Ervin Montgomery, Hustonville.

Services were held at the Bartle Funeral Home on Monday afternoon with the Rev. Elmer Stevens officiating. Burial was at the Dogwood Gap Cemetery.

Following the wreck John Allen Miller, about 21, was charged with drunken driving and involuntary manslaughter and at the first of the week was still lodged in the Lincoln County jail, according to Donald Martin, Hustonville chief of police.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, December 21, 1972
Luther Sharp

Luther Sharp, 69, died of a heart attack near his home on Wednesday of last week. He had gone to a spring he visited daily and was found by neighbors a short time afterwards when he did not return.

He was born on January 21, 1903, the son of George and Lucy Ann Bernard. His mother survives at Coffeytown. He was not married.

He was a brother of Elzie Sharp, Route 6; Willie Sharp, Sharonville, Ohio; Istham Sharp, Onarga, Ill.; Mrs. Bessie Norveil, Onarga, Ill.; Mrs. Frances Fair, Cincinnati; and Mrs. Mary Sallee, Sharonville, Ohio.

Services were held at the South Fork Baptist Church with Bro. Roosevelt Brown officiating. Burial was was at the South Fork Cemetery. McKinney-Burton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, February 8, 1973
Howard Montgomery Dies

Henry Howard Montgomery, 75, died at 5:30 Thursday, Jan. 25, 1973 at his home on Elm St. in Lebanon.

A native of Casey County, he was a son of the late William and Helen Wiser Montgomery.

He is survived by his wife, Gertie Swiggett Montgomery; a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Jessie Karan) Darst, Glasgow; one son, Henry Howard Montgomery Jr. of Louisville; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Jordan, Cincinnati; a brother, Ervin of Hustonville; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday at the Jacktown Community Church, Bradfordsville, by the Rev. W. A. Clutts of Lebanon. Burial was in Tapscott Cemetery in Casey County with Masonic Rites conducted by John Hundley of Lebanon and members of Rocky Ford Masonic Lodge No. 765. Massey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were nephews, Hubert, Roscoe, Richard Allen Montgomery and Lowell Dilley, and brothers-in-law, Jesse and Wallace Swiggett.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, April 19, 1973
Kenneth Rowland

Kenneth Rowland, 45, died after three days at the McDowell Hospital, on April 14.

He was born on August 31, 1927, the son of Edward and Lilly Youcum. He was married to Gladys Greer on August 3, 1948. She survivers.

He was the father of Mrs. Wanda Patterson, Mrs. Brenda Coffman, and Mrs. Phyliss Patterson, Hustonville; and Edward C. Rowland, at home. He was a brother to J. B. Rowland, Louisville; Alford, Indiana; Tusko, Hustonville; Mrs. Lillian Green, Stanford; and Mrs. Emma Ruth Dishon, Waynesville.

Services were held at the Grove Ridge Church on Tuesday of this week with the Rev. Russell Gifford officuating. Burial was at the church cemetery. Miller Funeral Home was in charge.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, April 19, 1973
Bertha Vanoy Dies

Mrs. Bertha Vanoy, 87, died at the Casey Hospital on Sunday, April 15th.

She was born on March 21, 1886, the daughter of Jasper and mary Kemp Cochran.

She was married to John Harrison Vanoy on July 1909.

She was the mother of Glenn Vanoy of Dunnville and Mrs. Dorothy Cochran, Mooresville, Ind. She was a sister of Mrs. Pearl DeBord and Mrs. Myrtle Allison of the county.

Services were held at the Bartle Funeral Home on Tuesday of this week with the Rev. James Murphy officiating. Burial was at the Poplar Grove Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, July 5, 1973
Lewell Hines

Pierce Lewell Hines, 50, died at the Veteran's Hospital in Cincinnati on June 26. He had been there a week.

He was born on October 17, 1922, the son of George T. and Crecia Wall Hines. He was married to Jewell Gadberry on August 6, 1954. She survives. His mother survives.

He served in the Army in World War II. For 17 years he was a tool grinder for Tool Steel and Pinion Co. in Cincinnati.

He was the father of Carl Hines, John Hines, and mary Ann Hines, Cincinnati. He was a brother of Mrs. Frances Bramlett, Danville; Flora Hines, Liberty, and Raymond Hines, Liberty.

Services wer held at the Valley Oak Church on June 29. Burial was in the church cemetery.



The Casey County New Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, July 5, 1973
Sarah Jane Barlow

Sarah Jane Barlow, 88, wife of the late Thomas Barlow, was born March 1, 1890 to Hall and Willie Ann Peyton Jones. She died June 27, 1973, at 10:30 P.M. at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. She had been in failing health for several months.

She is survived by six children, Jess Barlow of Liberty; George Barlow of Dayton, Ohio; Johnny Barlow of Las Vegas, Nev.; Verna Hafley and Ollie Atwood of Lexington; and Pearl Maxwell of Springfield, Ohio. She leaves 25 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel and at the Tapscott Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, July 5, 1973
Silas Atwood

Silas Atwood, 80, died at his home at Wess on June 28, Death was declared suicide by hanging. He had been in a depressed mood.

He operated a store near his home for many years and was highly respected. He retired several years ago. He was a veteran of World War II.

He was born on November 12, 1892, the son of George and Margaret Long Atwood.

He was married to Katherine Wilson on May 18, 1923. She survives.

He was the father of Edith Atwood, Indianapolis; Shirley Atwood, Liberty; Mrs. Faye Woody, Indianapolis, and Juel D. Atwood, Auburn, N. Y. He was the brother of Ira Atwood, Libert. He was the grandfather of 14, and great-grandfather of 14.

Services were held at Atwood Chapel with Rev. Gerald Reliford officiating. Burial was at the Tapscott Cemetery. Brtle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, November, 22, 1973
Alex King is Dead

Alexander M. King died of a heart attack on Friday night, November 16, while serving as a night watchman at Addie Phillips & Son Mill.

Since retirement he had worked as a watchman for Phillips and before that at the Sanders Mill in Liberty. He expected to retire after Sunday night from this work when he would have reached his 80th birthday.

He was born on November 19, 1893, the son of John Willie and Mollie Taylor King.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lela Frances Griffith, and a daughter, Mrs. Lela Plumley of Edgewood, Kentucky.

He was a brother of Bradley King, McKinney; Wesley King, Junction City; Mrs. Ella Cochran, Route 2, Liberty; and Mrs. Verda Eads, Bloomington, Ill.

Services were held on Monday afternoon afternoon at the Bartle Funeral Home with Rev. James Murphy officiating. Burial was at caney Fork Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, May 16, 1974
Fred Taylor Dies

Fred Paul Taylor, 62, died at the Randolph Apartments in Liberty of what was believed to have been a heart attack. He probably died on Thursday. City police broke down a door locked on the inside to enter the room.

Services were held on Monday morning of this week at the Bartle Funeral Home with Br. James Murphy officiating. Burial was at Poplar Grove.

He was born at Somerset on September 30, 1911, the son of John and Nettie Hale Taylor.

He was the father of Tommy Taylor and Mrs. Jackie Schoenebaun, Cincinnati; and a brother of Mr. Ruby Gillock, Liberty.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, July 25, 1974
Ethridge Strong Is Dead

Ethridge Newell Strong, 48, prominent Dry Ridge farmer, died of a heart attack on July 17 at his home.

He was the son of the late Rufus Strong and Sophie Pennington Strong. His mother survives.

He was married to Helen Delphene Clements on January 16, 1954. She survives.

He was the father of Tony, Vickie, Timothy, Sharon, Karen, Nancy and Teddy Strong. Tony and Vickie have been attending college. All are excellent students.

He was a brother of Mrs. Regina Grider, Liberty, and Mrs. Vella Patterson; Greensburg.

Services were held on Friday of last week at the bartle Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Stedhan officiating. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, July 25, 1974
Walter Allen Dies

Walter Allen, 70, of Brush Creek died at the Baptist Hospital in Lexington on July 18. He had been there a week critically ill.

He was one of the county's most popular men active in several agricultural functions when younger. He was known to have the best tract of timber in the county, but many knew him for his excellent sorghum molasses which he made every year of his life until last year.

He was born on Brush Creek on October 12, 1903, the son of Wallace and Mary Nancy Vaughn Allen.

He was married to Mattie Woodrum on February 3, 1924. She survives. Mrs. Gladys Fair is an only child. A sister, Mrs. Ruth Hall, lives in Liberty.

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the First Christian Church with Bro. Bill Sale officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. McKinney-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, July 25, 1974
Virgil Reeves Dies

Virgil Clay Reeves, 60, died after two days at the Casey Hospital ion July 17. He had been critically ill for six weeks.

He was for many years employed with Wolford Bros. in Liberty as a television repairman.

He was born on June 8, 1914, the son of Burl and Victoria Wiser Reeves. His father survives.

He was married to Sadie Lynn on May 13, 1933, she survives.

His children are Billy Reeves, Cincinnati; Mrs. Janice Walker, Fairfield, Ohio; and Bobby Reeves, Danville. He was a brother of Mrs. Lydia Randolph, Route 2, Hustonville.

Services were held at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home on Friday afternoon. Revs. Ernest Martin and Mike Stedham officiated. Burial was at Memorial Gardens.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, August 1, 1974
Mrs. Rosa Vanoy Dies

Death came to Mrs. Rosa Vanoy on July 24 at the Casey Hospital where she had been for three weeks.

She was born on January 29, 1888, making her 86 years of age. She was the daughter of John Wesley and Eliza Frances Combs King.

She was married to George W. Vanoy on December 25, 1906. He died on November 11, 1970.

Her children are Hollis and Ancil Vanoy, Liberty; Ernest Vanoy, Moreland; Mrs. Chelsie Followell, Harrodsburg; Mrs. Lilliam Craft, Manchester; Mrs. Hazel Allison, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Lois Brown, Louisville.

There are 40 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

A sister, Mrs. Pearl Smith, lives at Liberty; and another, Mrs. Maudie Reeves, lives at Hustonville.

Services were held at the Poplar Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. George W. Smith Jr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, August 1, 1974
Mrs. Nell Limerick Dies

Mrs. Nell Limerick, 67, died at the Harrison County Hospital at Cynthiana after eight days, on July 22. She had been in poor health since breaking a hip some time ago.

She was born on September 29, 1906, the daughter of Tommie and Mirtie Jackman Sanders.

She was the mother of Robert Limerick Jr. of Glasgow.

She was a sister of Cell, Arlis, Leslie, Omer, Kenneth, Edward, and Herman Sanders.

Services were held at the Bartle Funeral Home on July 24 with the Rev. George Boling officiating. Burial was at the Whited Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, August 1, 1974
Mrs. Bertha Payton Dies

Mrs. Bertha Payton, 74, died at the McDowell Hospital in Danville on July 23, 1974. She had been there two days.

She was born on December 22, 1899, the daughter of William and Barbara Taylor Downs.

She was first married to Willie T. Long, and after his death to Ben W. Payton, whom she married on September 13, 1926.

She was the mother of Riley Long Glenwood, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Lynn, Louisville; Woodson Long, Liberty; Vernon Payton, Monrovia, Ind.; Eugene Payton, Liberty; Junior Payton, Indianapolis; Mrs. Elvie Bowlin, Liberty; and Mrs. Velva Wagner, Cincinnati.

She was the step mother of Ray Payton, Liberty; Mrs. Grace Lynn, Indianapolis; Mrs. Pina Starnes, Stanford, and Ethel Payton, Indianapolis.

She was the grandmother of 49 and the great-grandmother of 38.

Services were at the Brush Creek Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Floyd Allender officiating on July 25. Burial was at the Payton Cemetery. Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, April 24, 1975
Paul Brackett

Paul Brackett, 63, died at the home of his siter, Mrs. Maude Ashley, on April 16.

He was born on August 20, 1911, the son of Gale and Katherine Powell Brackett. He was never married.

He was the brother of these who are living Mrs. Maud Ashley, Mrs. Mandy Tarter, Garner Brackett, Liberty; Earl Brackett, Elmwood, Ohio; and Otis Brackett, Carthage, Ohio. Five are deceased.

Services were held at the Rich Hill Christian Church with Bro. Coy Putteet officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, April 24, 1975
Ben Payton

Ben Wallace Payton, 91, died at the McDowell Hospital on April 19, 1975.

He was born on December 2, 1883, the son of Christopher and Janie Clarkson Payton.

He was married to Bertha Downs and then to Belle Sears, both have died.

He was the father of Ray Payton, Liberty; Mrs. Grace Lynn, Indianapolis; Mrs. Pina Starnes, Stanford; Ethel Payton, Indianapolis; Vernon Payton, Monrovia, Ind.; Eugene Payton, Liberty; Junior Payton, Indianapolis; Mrs. Elvie Bowlin, Science Hill; and Mrs. Velva Wagner, Cincinnati.

He was the step-father of Riley Long, Glenwood, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Lynn, Louisville; and Woodson Long, Liberty.

There are 54 grandchildren and 76 great-grandchildren, and several in the next generation.

Services were held at the Brush Creek Pentecostal Church on Sunday afternoon of this week. Bros. David Scott and Floyd Allender officiated. Burial was in Payton Cemetery.

Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, April 24, 1975
Sunshine Colley

Sunshine Colley, for several years county extension worker, died about four weeks ago in Western Kentucky where she had made her home after leaving the county.

Her work here started about 28 years ago and lasted for about 12 years. She was excellent in forming homemaker groups, 4-H Clubs, and other work. Many of her 4-H Cluub girls went on to professional work.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, April 24, 1975
Mary G. Peevler

Mary G. Peevler, formerly of Casey County, died at the home of her daughter, Effie Allen, on April 9, 1975 in Carthage, Ohio. She was 94 years old on February 28.

She was married to William M. Peevler who died several years ago.

She was the mother of Oliver Peevler, Flossie Luttrell, Liberty; Arthur Peevler, Effie Allen, Sylvia Wilkinson, and Agnes Ball, Ohio.

There are 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, April 24, 1975
Jason McAninch

Jason McAninch, 86, died at the Veteran's Hospital in Lexington on April 19, after one day. He had been in good health until he contacted the flu this winter.

He was born on December 4, 1888, the son of George and Betty Trowbridge McAninch at Joyce.

He was married to Laura Andrew in Louisville in 1917. She survives.

He was a retired farmer for several years and moved to Middleburg about 43 years ago where he and Mrs. McAninch spent much of their time helping others.

He served in World War I from October 2, 1917, with overseas service from April 9, 1918, until March 3, 1919. The day before Armistice he was severely wounded in the legs by shrapnel and lay critically wounded in France until he could be moved four months later.

He was the father of Eucletus Ray McAninch, Frankfort, and Mrs. Juanita Miller, Goodlettsville, Tenn.

His brothers and sisters are Jim Harlan McAninch, Emmer McAninch Ashley, Flora McAninch Wesley, Casey County; and Matt McAninch, Cincinnati. There are six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Monday of this week at the Green River Christian Church with Rev. Hugh Herron officiating. Burial was in the Middleburg Cemetery.

Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The casket bearers were Larry Miller, Gary Miller, Mike carmicle, Cornell Andrew, Dorus McAninch and Lee McAninch. The honorary bearers were Rathmel Wesley, Jiggs Judd, Bill Godbey and Bernie Wesley.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, April 24, 1975
John Wesley Wilkerson

John Wesley Wilkerson, 79, died at the casey Hospital on Monday. He was a native of Thomas Ridge, and a brother of Mrs. Ralph Cundiff and Miss Ollie Wilkinson of Liberty.

The body is at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Arrangements had not been made when the News went to press.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, August 14, 1975
Robert Lee McFarland

Robert Lee McFarland, 61, died at the St. Joseph Hospital on August 5, where he had been for 10 days. He was a truck driver during his last years from his home in Liberty.

he was born on March 28, 1914, the son of George and Emma Edwards McFarland. He was married to Mable Beal on September 21, 1932. She survives.

He was the father of Mrs. Juanita Porter, Mt. Washington; Mrs. Jean Fletcher, Mrs. Ina Mae Wesley, Mrs. Diana Fletcher, and Mrs. Patricia Taylor, Cincinnati; and Bobby Lee McFarland, Yosemite.

There are 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was a brother of Clyde McFarland, Stanton; Mrs. Dolly Reed, Franklin, Ind.; Mrs. Flora Beal, Edinburg, Ind.; Mrs. Jessie Franklin, Mrs. Rosie Farris and Mrs. Ada Atwood, Liberty.

Services were held at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church on Thursday, August 7, with Rev. Melvin Sisson officiating. Burial was at the Peavey Cemetery.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, August 14, 1975
Jackie Lynn Durham

Jackie Lynn Durham, age 8 months, died on July 30. Services were held out of the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Parents are Paul and Patsy Wilson Durham.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, September 25, 1975
Jesse C. Carter

Jesse C. Carter, 55, of Stanford Rt. 4, died September 19, 1975 at Fort Logan Hospital here after illness of 10 months.

The Casey County native was a farmer, member of Hustonville Christian Church veteran of World War II. He was the husband of Mrs. Rose Carter of Stanford Rt. 4, and was a son of the late Marshall and Leal Wade Carter.

Beside his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Estes of Lexington and Mrs. Nona SDawson of Louisville; two sister, Mrs. August Felstritzer of Danville and Mrs. Herman Alman of Charlotte, Va.; a brouther, Cleo Carter of Danville, and a grandson.

Rites will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Morgan and Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Livesay with burial in Hustonville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, September 25, 1975
Edmond Carlysle Lucas

Edmond Carlysle Lucas, 59, died on September 18 at the Community Hospital in Indianapolis where he had been two ? ? had lived in Indianapolis for 25 years.

He was born at Middleburg on September 5, 1916, the son of William Clarence and Grace Thurman Gritton Lucas. He was married to Ruby Frances on July 31, 1939, at Mt. Washington, Kentucky.

He served in the army in World War II.

He was the father of Robert Lucas, Greenwood, Indiana; Joseph Lucas, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Gerry Ann Proffitt, Indianapolis. There are five grandchildren.

He was a brother of Herman Lucas, Indianapolis; Victor Lucas, Washington, and Mrs. Edith Plake and Mrs. Ailene McGowan, Indianapolis.

Services were held at the Miller Funeral Home on September 21 with Bros. G.W. Smith and John Cummins officiating. Burial was in the Middleburg Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, September 25, 1975
Raymond E. Brooks

Raymond E. Brooks, age 64, died September 19, 11975 at Shelbyville. He is a native of Shelby County. He did trucking and farming and had several business associates in Casey County.

He is survived by his father Ernest V. Brooks of Shelbyville; his wife Anna Mae Butts of Shelbyville; five sons, Edward of Frankfort, Paul and Ellis of Waddy, William and Virgil of Shelbyville; one daughter Mrs. P. A. Wilson Jr. of Shelbyville.

There are six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 6 step-grandchildren, and 2 step-great-grandchildren

Services were held Monday, September 22, at 2 p.m. at Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial was at Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, September 25, 1975
Charles B. Thomas

Charles Bryant Thomas, 75, died at the Casey Hospital on Sunday where he had been for 10 days. He was a minister and farmer.

He was born on June 17, 1900, the son of John Evan and Melissa Thomas. He was married to Myrtle Kean on December 26, 1936. She survives.

He was the father of Mrs. Mae Porter of Louisville and the grandfather of one.

He was a brother of Marion Thomas, Contown; James Thomas,Selina, Tennessee; Otis O. Thomas, Contown; Mrs. Ada Hatter, Liberty, and Mrs. Ethel Russell, Walnut Hill.

Services were held on Wednesday morning at 10 at the Bartle Funeral Home with Bros. Norman Miller and Buford Stewart officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, September 25, 1975
Willis G. Patterson

Willis G. Patterson, 85, died on September 15 at the Casey Hospital three hours after admission. He was a retired farmer.
He was born on September 11, 1890, the son of Marion F. and Elizabeth Merritt Patterson.

He was married to Anna L. Statham on March 21, 1912. She survives.

He was the father of Claude M. Patterson, Paducah; Mrs. Helen Hogue, Trafalger, Ind.; Mrs. Mazie McPeak, Frank Patterson, and Mrs. Margaret Pruitt, all of Franklin, Ind.; Haskel Patterson, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Matrie Farmer, Louisville; Denver Patterson and Mrs. Martha Carman, Liberty; and Ventis Patterson, Yosemite.

There are 34 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

One of nine children only a sister, Mrs. Tyressa Durham, of Liberty survives.

Services were held at the Mt. Olive Christian Church with Br. Leonard William officiating. Burial was in the Durham Cemetery.

Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, September 25, 1975
Thomas Crawley

Thomas Murphy Crawley, 82, died at the Casey County Hospital on September 18 where he had been for three weeks.

He was born on January 21, 1896, the son of Newton and Mary Lane Crawley. He was married to Carrie Lee Morris on May 29, 1910. She survives.

He was the father of Raymond Crawley, Mrs. Christine Mason, and Mrs. Irene Abell, all in the county. There are 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the Bartle Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon of last week. Burial was at the Poplar Grove Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, September 25, 1975
Homer Bell

Homer Ned Bell, 67, died on Monday morning of this week at Middlesburg, Fla., where he had lived since the beginning of World War II. He went there to work as a ship builder during the war.

He was born on August 18, 1908, the son of Jesse and Dora Patton Bell in this county.

He was married to Matilda Anderegg in 1928. She died around 1967.

He was the father of one daughter, Loretta Thompson, of Middlesburg, Fla.

He was a brother of Mrs. Sarah Henson, Mrs. Clara Terry, Clyde Bell, Allan Bell, and a twin brother, Omer. All live in the county.

Services were held in Florida on Wednesday of this week. Omer Bell and Mrs. Shirley Compton attended the funeral.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, September 25, 1975
Esther B. Jones

Mrs. Esther B. Jones, 67, died at her home on Grove Ridge on September 17 of a heart attack. The family has been living there about five years.

She was born on July 26, 1908, the daughter of Friend and Edith Jane Abner in Casey County. She was  married to James C. Jones on May 24, 1928. He survives.

She was the mother of Clyde Jones; Mrs. Elsie Hamilton, and Miss Joyce Jane Jones, all Grove Ridge. There are five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services were held at the Corinth Church of God on Friday of last week with Bro. Elvin Cox officiating. Burial was at the K. P. Hall Cemetery on Grove Ridge.

Barnett Funeral Home of Waynesburg was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, September 25, 1975
Arthur Pittman

Arthur Pittman, 84, died at the casey Hospital on September 19.

He was born on March 3, 1891, the son of Samuel and Isabelle Turpin Pittman.

He was married to Myrtle Hatter on May 23, 1916, She survives.

He was the father of Mrs. Ada Godbey, Batavia, Ohio; Mrs. Enola Vest, Florence; Dallon Pittman, Loveland, Ohio; Mrs. Evelyn Music, Norwood, Ohio; Sylvanus Pittman, Cincinnati; Haskel Pittman, Liberty; and Corbett Pittman, Indianapolis.

There are 27 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A sister, Mrs. Sylvia Godbey, lives at Yosemite.

Services were held at the Poplar Hill Christian Church on Sunday afternoon with Bro. Coy Putteet officiating. Burial was at the Poplar Hill Cemetery.

Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County New Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, November 3, 1977
Jesse Frank Brown buried at Glenwood

Jesse Frank Brown, 97, a Casey County election officer for 24 years and operator of the county "old age" home for eight years, died Saturday at his home on Hustonville Street.

He was the father of Virgie Hafley and Linne Brown, owners of Brown's Restaurant in Liberty. He was also the father of three sons, Lindsey, Herbert and Porter, all of Liberty; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was born January 6, 1880 in Adair County, a son of the late Abe and Emma Brown.

His marriage to the former Cynthia Woody in 1899 ended with her death on May 18, 1951.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Liberty First Baptist Church with Rev. Harry Dooley officiating.

Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Howard Moore, Garland Rigney, Herman Patton, Al Baldock and Doug and David Brown.



The Casey County New Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, November 3, 1977
Rosa Langford, 75

Rosa Langford, 75, Midway, died October 26 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.

She was born in Casey County January 10, 1902, a daughter of Daniel Boone Whited and the former Ida Cochran, both deceased.

She was married to Elmer Langford and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include on son, Paul Whited, Lexington, and the following step-children; Herlen Langford, Versailles, Bobby Langford, Nicholasville, Lewell Langford, Midway (Note, Lewell is not her stepson), and Christine Phelps, Liberty; one brother, Parris Whited, Liberty; four sisters, Ellen Whited and Myrtle Randolph, both of Liberty, Nancy Miller of Danville and Esther Lay, Junction City; 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday in the Bartle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arvil Overstreet officiating.

Burial was in Caney Fork Cemetery.

Bartle Funeral Home of Liberty was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, November 3, 1977
Shirley Ann Carman, 46

Shirley Ann Carman, 46, Kings Mountain Route One, died October 25 at the Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford following a long illness.

She was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, March 21, 1931, a daughter of Manford Carman and the former Lina Campbell, both of whom survive.

She was never married.

Additional survivors include three sisters, Pauline Snow and Wilma McQueen, both of Kings Mountain Route One, and Hazel Gambrel of Amelia, Ohio.

Funeral services were conducted October 28 in the chapel of Barnett Funeral Home in Waynesburg with Rev. Harry Flack officiating.

Burial was in K.P. Hall Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, November 3, 1977
William Wayne Lynn, 43

William Wayne Lynn, 43, Louisville, died October 24 in Louisville.

He was born in Casey County August 22, 1934, a son of the late Ernest Lynn and Mrs. Maude Reeves, who survives.

Additional survivors include his wife, the former Pauline Murphy; four sons, Kenneth, Terry, Brian E. and William, all of Louisville; two daughters, Janet Phan of Louisville and Vivian Mathis of Hamburg, Indiana; one brother, Eugene Lynn, Liberty; one sister, Blanche Fannie, St. Petersburg, Florida; 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted October 27 at Poplar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Horace Colden officiating. Burial was in Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Bartle Funeral Home of Liberty was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, November 3, 1977
Homer Dye, 76

Homer Dye, 76, Route One, Science Hill, died October 23 at Lake Cumberland Medical Center in Somerset following a long illness.

Born February 11, 1901, at Mintonville, he was the son of Charles and America Minton Dye, both deceased.

Survivors include his wife, the former Desda Dalton, whom he married October 6, 1921; four children, Goldie Dalton and Edsel Dye, both of Route One, Science Hill, George R. Dye, Cincinnati, and William C. Dye of Somerset; a brother, William E. Dye, Windsor; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was a farmer and orderly for many years at Somerset City Hospital. He was a member of Science Hill Methodist Church and Woodstock Lodge No. 639 F & AM. Masonic services were held on October 24, at Morris and Hislope Funeral Home, Science Hill.

Burial was in the Science Hill Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, November 3, 1977
Archie Elmer Coffman, 79

Archie Elmer Coffman, 79, Clementsville, died October 28, at Casey County Hospital.

He was born in Casey County April 4, 1898, a son of Thomas Coffman and the former Nettie Peyton both deceased.

He was married to the former Marie Wethington August 6, 1943 in Elmwood Place, Ohio and she survives.

Additional survivors include three step-children, James Hardin of Crescent Springs, Ky., Hazel Redmon of Erlanger, Ky., and Laura Wethington of Walton, Ky; one sister, Flossie McDade of Grigsfield, Illinois; 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Atwood Chapel United Methodist Church and a Veteran of World War I.

Funeral services were conducted Monday in the chapel of Bartle Funeral Home with Rev. John W. Dunn officiating. Burial was in Tapscott Cemetery.

Bartle Funeral Home of Liberty was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, November 3, 1977
Edward Rayney, 61

Edward Rayney, 61, Cincinnati, died October 25 in Cincinnati.

He was born in Casey County April 9, 1916, a son of Elijah Rayney and the former Betty Ann Black, both deceased.

He was married to the former Eunice Douglas and she survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, Edward S. and Ted, both of Cincinnati, and Dale of Alexandria, Ky.; two daughters, Peggy Ann Geers and Pamela Lee Jackson, both of Cincinnati; two sisters, Cora Coleman of Lexington and Hema Shoemaker of Kings Mountain; 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Calvary Ridge Church with Rev. Leonard Williams officiating. Burial was in Calvary Ridge Cemetery.

Bartle Funeral Home of Middleburg was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, January 11, 1979
Tabitha A. Dick, 90

Mrs. Tabitha A. Dick, 90, King Bee, died Thursday, Jan. 4, at her residence following a short illness.

Born June 30, 1888, at Casey County, she was the daughter of the former Paradine Phelps and Logan Randolph, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was married to Millard Filmore Dick and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include five children, Robert Dick, Bethelridge, Clifford Dick, Pisgah, Ohio, Silas Dick, Milford, Ohio. Dona Anderson, Danville, Ky., and Lona Jasper, Science Hill; 20 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Cotter Avenue Church of God.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at the Shady Grove Methodist Church with Rev. Bert Hall and Rev. Arvil McKinney officiating.

Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery.

Morris and Hislope Funeral Home, Science Hill, was in charge of funeral arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, January 11, 1979
Lallie Wethington, 92

Lallie Wethington, age 92, died January 3, 1979 in Mason, Ohio.

She was born in Casey County May 28, 1886 to Richard and Elizabeth Abell Wetington, both deceased. She was married to Lucian Wethington, also deceased.

Surviving Mrs. Wethington are: three daughters, Zelma Wright, Camden, Ohio, Mary Adele Thomas, Hartford, Conn., and Elizabeth Reynolds, Mason, Ohio; one sister, Edith Brickman, Reading, Ohio, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 8, at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Rev. Clarence Howard officiating.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, January 11, 1979
Bertha Lena Brown, 87

Bertha Lena Brown, age 87, died January 2, 1979 at McDowell Hospital in Danville. She had been ill for four weeks.

She was born in Casey County on September 28, 1891 to Matthew and Josephine Wood, both deceased. She was married on March 11, 1909 to Oral Brown, who died on July 21, 1937.

She is survived by three sons, Ernest, Liberty, Delmar and Robert Brown, both of Cincinnati; five daughters, Ethel Patton, Liberty, Phinie Hawks, Cincinnati, Effie Cooper, Liberty, Verona Pyles, Campbellsville, and Dortha Emerson, Cincinnati; 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home on Friday, January 5, 1979 with Bro. Cleston Pickett officiating. Burial was in Cold Springs Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Thursday, May 1, 1980
Anthony W. Pierce

Anthony Wayne Phelps was stillborn on April 25, 1980, at the Casey County Hospital.

He is survived by his parents, Larry and Bobbie McAninch Phelps, also grandparents, Faye Emerson, Kings Mt., and Robert and Annie McAninch of Nicholasville, Ky.

Funeral services were held with graveside services at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 28, with Bro. Richard Owens officiating.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Burial was in Valley Oak Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky Thursday, May 1, 1980
Nettie Bell Long, 84

Nettie Bell Long, widow of the late Thomas Milton Long, died at the age of 84 in the Casey County Hospital in Liberty, on April 27, 1980, at 5:40 p.m.

The deceased, a housewife and the mother of 11 children and three step-children, was the daughter of Elec and nancy George Coffman Barlow, both deceased.

Children surviving are Omer Long, Elkhorn; Curtis and Robert Long, both of Liberty; Barbara Hayes, Creston; Lucille Scott, Elkhorn; Katherine Scott, Hustonville; Nellie Grammar, Elizabethtown, Ind.; Nancy Cochran, and Lorene Cochran, both of Franklin, Ind.; Faye Murphy, Buffalo, Ill.; and Wanda Hart, also of Franklin, Indiana. The step children are Fred Long, of Franklin, Dorothy Salaman, and Christine Cahill, both of Louisville. There are also 57 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Dave Barlow, and a sister Mary McFarland, both of Liberty.

Services were held at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 30, 1980 at 2:00 p.m., with David Scott and Bro. Don Clark officiating.

The body was laid to rest in Tapscott Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, June 8, 1983
Gracie Allen, 79

Gracie Allen, Rt. 2, Liberty, died June 6, 1983 at the Casey County War Memorial Hospital after a stay of two weeks. She was 79 years old.

Born in Casey County on Dec. 4, 1903, she was the daughter of William and Martha Fair Lee, both deceased. She was the wife of Robert C. (Bob) Allen, who preceded her in death in Sept. 1963.

She was a housewife and a member of the Bethlehem Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Waymon Allen of Liberty and John Allen of Toledo; three daughters, Eva Sanders and Jewell Allen, both of Liberty and Violet Fair of Burlington; 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be today (June 8) at 1 p.m. at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Arvil Overstreet officiating. Burial will be at the Whited Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, June 8, 1983
Bill Randolph, 43

Bill C. Randolph of Gibson City, Ill. died June 1, 1983 at his home. He was 43 years old.

He was born Sept. 14, 1939 at Windsor the son of George and Eileen Rader Randolph. He was married to Betty Nelson on Jan. 26, 1963 at Rome, Italy. She survives.

Mr. Randolph graduated from Gibson Community High School in 1957. He served 20 years in the Navy, retiring in December 1975. He was a member of the Gibson City Moose Club.

Surviving besides his wife are: one daughter, Rebecca Jo Randolph, at home; his parents of Gibson City; three sisters, Carol Fritz, Wanda Rodgers and Joyce Goff, all of Illinois; and one brother, Bruce Randolph of Gibson City, Ill.

Funeral services were June 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City with the Rev. John Dunstan officiating. Burial was in the Drummer Township Cemetery.

Those attending the funeral from Casey County were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wall, Evelyn Thomas and Lee McAninch.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, June 8, 1983
George Phelps, 69

George Preston Phelps, of the Argyle section of Casey County, died June 1, 1983 at his home. He was 69 years old.

He was born in Casey County on Oct. 14, 1913, the son of Jim and Pearl Phelps, both deceased.

He was married to the former Minnie Brown, deceased. He was a farmer and a member of the Canaan Valley Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sisters, Abbie Lawson and Flora Phelps, both of Liberty; Morene Elliott and Della Byrd, both of Cincinnati and Mary Wesley of Pulaski County.

Funeral services were June 4 at the church with Bro. Clifford Dehart officiating. Burial was at the South Fork Cemetery.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, June 8, 1983
Mary O'Neal, 75

Mary Lou Shell O'Neal Somerset, died June 3, 1983 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Manor Rest Home. She was 75 years old.

Born in Casey County on Oct. 2, 1907, she was the daughter of Marion and Amanda Davison Thomas.

She was married to James D. Shell, deceased, and Cecil O'Neal, also deceased.

She was a housewife and had been a patient at the rest home for three months. She was a member of South Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Ralph Shell and James Lewis Shell, both of Liberty; three daughters, Ruby Coffey, Faubush, Rose Cravens, Liberty, and Ethel Cundiff of Dunnville; one sister, Ethel Remsted of Indiana; one brother, Roy Thomas of Liberty; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 5 at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with the Bro. David Coffey officiating. Lela McDonald provided the music. Burial was at the South Fork Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, June 8, 1983
Stanley Emerson, 73

Stanley Emerson, Taylor Street, Liberty, died May 31, 1983 at the Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville at the age of 73.

Born in Casey County on Aug. 1, 1909, he was the son of Tommy and Jeanie Monday Emerson, both deceased. He married the former Elizabeth Lay on March 28, 1931. She survives.

He was a self-employed painter amd a member of the Carrs Chapel Church of God.

Surviving besides his wife are five sons, Duke and Roy Emerson, both of Liberty, Dean Emerson of Fairfield, Ohio, Richard Emerson Pleasant Run, Ohio and Bobby Emerson of Greenwood, Ind.; two daughters, Gail Tucker and Nancy Phillippe, both of Liberty; three brothers, Hatford and Vitus Emerson, both of Flodida and Kermit Emerson of Mooresville, Ind.; six sisters, Ruth Bryant, Chloe Lay, Syrilla Taylor, Gladys Wilson and Hazel Sharp, all of Liberty and Ruby Bristoe of Cincinnati; two half-brothers Wayne and Dale Emerson; four half-sisters, Eula Mae, Velma, Imogene and Leona; 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

One son Melvin, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were June 3 at the McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Don Scilley officiating. Music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Terry Allen and Debbie Brackett. Burial was at the Caney Fork Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, June 8, 1983
Lula Godbey, 85

Lula Belle Godby,, Science Hill, died June 3, 1983 at the Humana Hospital. She was 85 years old.

She was born in Casey County on Jan. 4, 1898, the daughter of John and Sarah Young Calder. She was first married to Perry Spear, who died in April 1939. She then married S.R. Godby, who survives. She was a former retail clerk and was a member of Science Hill Methodist Church.

Surviving besides her husband are: two sons, Paul W. Spear of Kansas City, Mo., and James F.L. Spear, Cincinnati; a daughter, Virginia L. Anderson, Indianapolis; 10 stepchildren, Louise Butt, Eubank. Kathrvn Dugan, Atlantic City, N.J., Lois Hamm, Danville, Joe Godby, Owenton, Geneva Randall, M.A. Lee, Ned, ray and Coy Godby, all of Science Hill; a brother, Clarence Calder, Crawfordsville, Ind.; a sister, Minnie Leigh, Grayson; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 5 at the Morris and Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill with the Revs. Stan Schilffarth and Allen Moran officiating.

Burial was in Oak Hills Memorial Gardens, Crawfordsville, Ind.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, February 15, 1984
George Christopher Choate, 72

George Christopher Choate died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1984 at the VA Hospital in Lexington. He as 72 years old.

He was born in Jamestown, Tenn., on March 15, 1911, the son of Andrew Jackson and Judy Ann Choate. He was a farmer and a member of Rocky Ford Baptist Church and Lodge No. 765 F&AM. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Allen Choate; three sons, Jack G. Choate of Barbourville, Ky., and KennethK. and Ronnie M. Choate, both of Greenwood, Ind. four daughters, Alta McFarland of Junction City, Mildred Carol Jones and Brenda Sue Ponder, both of Greenwood, Ind., and Mona Joyce Granger of Whiteland, Ind.; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Jimmy Choate of San Diego, Calif., Garfield and Ivan Choate, both of Jamestown, Tenn. and Fred Choate of South Line, Mich.

Funeral services were Feb. 11 at the Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Jones officiating. Burial was in the Allen Cemetery.

Bartle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, February 5, 1986
Virginia Young Wesley, 70

Virginia Young Wesley, Route 2, Hustonville, died Friday, Jan 31, 1986 at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital. She was 70 years old.

Born in Casey County on Nov. 6, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Lucian and Betty King Young. She was formerly employed by Farmers Bank in Danville and a member of Green River Christian Church.

Survivers include her husband, Haskel Wesley; two stepchildren, Maurline Penn of Danville and Marcia Reed of Louisville; five grandchildren; and a brother, George William Young of Corbin.

A son, Gary Elliott, preceded her in death.

The funeral was Feb. 3 at Bartle Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh Herron officiating. Burial was in the Middleburg Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, February 5, 1986
Thomas Vernon Jones, 84

Thomas Vernon Jones of Yosemite died Monday, Feb 3, 1986 at his home. He was 84 years old.

Born in Casey County on May 9, 1901, he was the son of the late Frank L. and Sarah Miller Jones. He was formerly the owner and operator of the Yosemite Garage and Jones Auto Parts in Yosemite. He was also a Chrysler dealer and a member of Green River Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Alma Branson Jones; two sons, Vernon T. Jones and Harold L. Jones, both of Louisville; a sister, Mary Royalty of Middleburg; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a son, Kenneth Jones, a sister, Stella McWhorter and a half-sister, Marie Bastin.

The funeral will be Thursday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at the bartle Funeral Home with Bro. Hugh Herron officiating. Burial will be in the Middleburg Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, February 5, 1986
Forest Woodrow Wall, 70

Forest Woodrow (Sonny) Wall, Route 1, Bethelridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1986 at the Lexington Manor Nursing Home. He was 70 years old.

Born in Casey County on May 22, 1915, he was the son of the late Ambrose T. and Elizabeth Phelps Wall. He was a retired farmer and a member of Rich Hill Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Euallie Cravens Wall; four sons, Forest Wall Jr. of Liberty, Bobby Gene Wall of Sharonville, Ohio, Carlos B. Wall of Edinburg, Ind., and Carroll Wall of Yosemite; two daughters, Ruby Louetta Buis and Cathie Sue Snow, both of Liberty; 12 grandchildren; a brother, Tommy Wall of Waynesburg; and three sisters, Gladys Wall of Somerset, Vera Murphy of Liberty and Vergie Cain of Florida.

Preceding him in death were three sisters, Essie Strong, Novella Pitman and Ruby Spaw.

The funeral was Jan. 23 at Bartle Funeral Home with the Rev. Thadeus Eubank officiating. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, February 5, 1986
Chester Bertram, 70

Chester Bertram of Louisville died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1986 at his home. He was 70 years old.

He was a retired cab driver.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Mae Scott Bertram; four sons, Phil Bertram of Munfordville, Raymomd Bertram of Mt. Washington, Paul Bertram of Shepherdsville and Randall Bertram of Louisville; two  daughters, Cleo Ayers and Patsy Knight, both of Peoria, Ill.; two brothers, George and Lester Bertram, both of Liberty; a sister, Mary Atwood of Versailles; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be today (Feb. 5) at 2 p.m. at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Coffman officiating. Burial will be in the Peavey Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, December 4, 1991
Mary E. Adams, 72

Mary Elizabeth Adams of Liberty died Saturday, Nov. 30, 1991 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was 72 years old.

Born in Casey County on Sept. 10, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Berman and Pauline Wilkerson Sweeney.

She was a housewife and a member of the Liberty First Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin "Monk" Adams; a daughter, Mary Smith of Cincinnati; three brothers, Garnett Sweeney of Liberty, Manuel Sweeney of Lexington and Joel Sweeney of Jacksonville, FL; four sisters, Nellie Spaulding of Cincinnati, Virginia Routt, Betty Jones and Martha Ann Helm, all of Danville; three grandchildren and three geart-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be today (Dec. 4) at 11 a.m. at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Homer Hecht officiating. Burial will be in the Casey County Memorial Gardens.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, December 4, 1991
Alvin M. Derringer, 76

Alvin Martin Derringer, Route 4, Liberty, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1991 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Somerset. He was 76 years old.

Born in Casey County on May 22, 1915, he was a son of the late Tom and Vannie Buck Derringer.

He was a retired school bus driver, farmer and carpenter and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was the widower of Ruby Marple Derringer.

Survivors include a son, Wayne Derringer of Liberty; four daughters, Norma Jane Derringer, June Ford, Judy Hutchison and Linda Derringer, all of Liberty; a brother, Gilbert Derringer of Liberty; a sister, Pauline Atwood of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren, David, Joey, Johnny and Marcus Derringer, Waylon Roberts, Marshall Godsey, Shaun Pendergraft and Rhonda Roberts Perin; and five great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Marshall Derringer; and a brother, Elmer Derringer.

Funeral services were Nov. 30 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Arvil Overstreet officiating. Burial was in the Whited Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, December 4, 1991
James Leo McFarland, 72

James Leo McFarland, Route 2, Liberty, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1991 at his home. He was 72 years old.

Born in Casey County on July 16, 1919, he was a son of the late Sam and Lillie Atwood McFarland.

He was a framer and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Derringer McFarland; three sons, James W. and Tony McFarland, both of Liberty, and Frank McFarland of Campbellsville; four daughters, Lillie Rose Scott, Virginia Peyton and Cindy Wethington, all of Liberty, and Kathy Jo Moriarty of Mt. Washington; four brothers, Woodrow, David and Watson McFarland, all of Liberty, and Paul McFarland of Junction City; six sisters, Ola Edwards, Verna Coffman, Martha Allen and Nettie Tapscott, all of Cincinnati, and Rosa Wethington and Ruth Wethington, both of Liberty; 26 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson.

Funeral services were Nov. 29 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Melvin Sisson and Bro. Dwight Coffman officiating. Burial will be in the Whited Cemetery.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, December 4, 1991
Ella Mae Weddle, 91

Ella Mae Weddle, Route 5, Liberty, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 1991 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 91 years old.

Born in Pulaski County on Dec. 15, 1899, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Lucy Warner Pierce.

She was a housewife and a member of Liberty First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Leonard Galen Weddle.

Survivors include two sons, Eugene and T.M. Weddle Sr., both of Liberty; a daughter, Agatha Purdom of Liberty; a brother, John Pierce of Farmer City, IL; two sisters, Opal Bowmer of Farmer City, IL and Lola Tarter of Dayton, OH; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 2 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Easterling officiating. Burial was in the Casey County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Glen Carman, Wallace Roy, Charles Brown, Don Richardson, Howard Haggard and John S. Tarter.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, December 18, 1991
John T. Langford, 79

John T. Langford, Route 2, Liberty (Caney Fork Ridge), died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1991 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was 79 years old.

Born in Casey County on Feb. 2, 1912, he was a son of the late Thomas and Florence Hughett Langford.

He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Carrs Chapel Church of God and other churches.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah Johnson Langford; and a brother, A.C. Langford of Liberty.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Will, Roy, George, Warren and Elmer Langford.

Funeral services were Dec. 14 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Allen and Bro. James Allen officiating. Burial was in the Caney Fork Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, December 18, 1991
Kenneth E. Alexander, 76

Kenneth Eugene Alexander, Route 6, Liberty, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1991 at the Russell County Hospital. He was 76 years old.

Born in Fairfield, Ill. on Feb. 11, 1915, he was a son of the late Joseph and Georgia Hunt Alexander.

He was formerly a factory worker for Sun Strand in Illinois and was first married to Louisa Wright Alexander, who preceded him in death. He later married Margaret Haggard Alexander, who survives.

Other survivors include four sons, John Alexander of Italy, Tex., Larry, Kenneth Jr. and Clyde Alexander, all of Rockford, Ill.; six daughters, Margaret Ashcraft, Linda Mailand, Mary Francis and Dasie Martin, all of Rockford, Ill., Claria Castor of Ft. Dodge, Iowa and Bunny Alexander of Jamesville, Wisc.; three stepdaughters, Betty Boaz, Janet Wilson and Sue King, all of Liberty; a sister, Pearl Brenner of Sims, Ill.; 44 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Joe Alexander; two brothers, Charles and Joe Alexander; and a sister, Esther Richardson.

Funeral services were Dec. 15 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Vernon Blakey officiating. Burial was in the poplar Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy Francis, Steve Wilson, David Mailand, Ernie Ashcraft, Eugene Ashcraft and Andrew Castor.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, March 22, 1995
Nancy E. Emerson, 82

Nancy Elizabeth "Toots" Emerson, Taylor Street, Liberty, died Thursday, March 16, 1995 at her home. She was 82 years old.

Born in Casey County on Nov. 22, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Bell Hughett Lay.

She was a homemaker and a member of Carr's Chapel Church of God. She was the widow of Stanley Emerson.

Survivors include five sons, Duke Emerson, Bob Emerson and Roy Emerson, all of Liberty. Dean Emerson of Fairfield, Ohio, and Richard Emerson of Pleasant Run, Ohio; two daughters, Gail Tucker and nancy meece, both of Liberty; 27 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Emerson.

Funeral services were March 19 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Adams officiating. Burial was in Caney Fork Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Rob, Chris, Roy, Jerry, Rick and Steve Emerson, Branden Phillippe, Eddie Vanoy, Glendel Price, and Greg Emerson.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, March 22, 1995
Alice Edwards, 88

Alice Clements Edwards of Ohio died Friday, March 17, 1995. She was 88 years old.

She was the widow of Ralph Edwards.

Survivors include two daughters, Wilma Farmer of Michigan and Doris Finn of Arizona; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 21 at Hodapp Funeral Home in Carthage, Ohio.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, March 22, 1995
Larry Pemberton, 41

Larry Pemberton, Route 6, Liberty, died Thursday, March 16, 1995 of gunshot wounds to the head. He was 41 years old.

Born in Casey County on July 20, 1953, he was a son of the late Luther and Pina Cox Pemberton.

He was a sawmill employee.

Survivors include two brothers, Jessie Pemberton of Somerset and Jerry Pemberton of Hustonville.

Funeral services were March 18 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Bearl King officiating. Burial was in Payton Cemetery.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, March 22, 1995
Paula J. Richerson, 42

Paula Jolynn Richerson of Campbellsville died Tuesday, March 14, 1995 at the home of her parents in Casey County after an extended illness. Dhe was 42 years old.

She was the daughter of Oval and Juanita Wethington of Liberty and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She was a former employee of White's Dairy Supply in Campbellsville.

Besides her parents survivors include a son Kevin Richerson; and two brothers, Michael Wethington of Asbury, Mo. and Tony Wethington of Liberty.

Funeral services were March 16 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Joseph Dawson officiating. Burial was in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Troy Anderson, Richard Wethington, Chris Ohnemus, David A. Wethington, Ricky Hunt and Scott Pickett.

Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home in Campbellsville was in cahrge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, March 22, 1995
Virginia L. Routt, 73

Virginia Lee Sweeney Routt of Danville died Thursday, March 16, 1995 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 73 years old.

Born in Casey County on March 4, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Berman and Pauline Sweeney.

She was a housekeeper and a member of the Christian church. She was the widow of Frank Routt.

Survivors include three brothers, Manuel Sweeney of Lexington, Garnet Sweeney of Liberty, and Joel Sweeney of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two sisters, Betty Jones and Martha Helm, both of Danville.

Funeral services were March 20 at Second Street Christian Church with the Rev. David Chenault officiating. Burial was in Hilldale Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

Smith-Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



The Casey County News Liberty, Kentucky, Wednesday, March 22, 1995
George A. Wilcher, 74

George Anderson Wilcher of Mooresville, Ind. died Sunday, March 19, 1995 at Richard L. Roudebush V.A. Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was 74 years old.

Born in Casey County on April 15, 1920, he was a son of the late Claude Bryant and Zora Della Turpin Wilcher.

He was a retired self-employed carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran of World war II.

Survivors include a son, Jim R. Wilcher of Paragon, Ind.; a daughter, Mary E. Kemerly of Mooresville, Ind.; three brothers, Carl Wilcher, Raymond Wilcher and Kenneth Wilcher, all of Mooresville, Ind.; four sisters, Nona Sawyer and Bertha Peyton, both of Mooresville, Ind., Lula Vanoy of Stanford, and Mamie Randolph of Liberty; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were March 21 at White Lick Cemetery in Mooresville, Ind.

Varlisle & Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville, Ind. was in charge of arrangements.


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