• Evon Davis Samuels

    Evon Davis Samuels, 89, of Owenton, died July 28, 2009, at Owenton Manor.

    She was the daughter of the late Bee and Ida Ann Davis. She was the wife of the late Luke Samuels. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Juanita Hopkins.

    She is survived by three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Aug. 1, 2009, at New Liberty Cemetery. The Rev. Chris Hagan officiated.

  • Charles Grugin

    Charles Grugin, 83, died July 30, 2009, at his residence.

    He was the son of the late Estill Cambridge and Minnie Claxon Grugin. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Claxon Grugin.

    Charles retired from the corrections department with the state government. He was a member of Monterey Christian Church.

  • Carlis Lee Shelton

    Carlis Lee Shelton, 67, of Georgetown, died July 26, 2009, at Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

    A native of Owen County, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Ora Perkins Shelton and was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church.

  • David Allen Smoot

    David Allen Smoot, 73, of Carrollton, passed away July 23, 2009, at Baptist Hospital-East in LaGrange.

    Born January 1936, he was the son of the late Carl Smoot and Margaret Dunavent. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Snow.

  • Della L. Jones

    Della L. Jones, 106, died July 14, 2009, at Grant Manor Health Care Center in Williamstown.

    Mrs. Della Jones was a retired teacher/librarian for Owen County Schools;  a Kentucky Colonel; the last surviving member of Oggs Chapel C.M.E. Church in Williamstown; and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She received a “Doctor of Humane Letters” degree from Kentucky State University this past May.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Sarah Jackson Lewis; and her husband, Bradley Jones.

  • Bobby Warfield

    Bobby Chrisman Warfield, 64, of Carrollton, died July 13, 2009, at Green Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.


    He was born Oct. 3, 1944, in Owen County to Joe and Carrie Traylor Warfield.


    He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Ralph, Walter, Bill and Buddy Warfield.


  • Nancey Briscoe

    Nancey Jane Briscoe, 60, of Pleasureville, died July 15, 2009, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

    She was born in Owen County, the daughter of the late Paul J. and Pearlie Mae O’Banion Jones. She was a member of Lockport Baptist Church, worked 25 years as an engineer for South Central Bell and belonged to the Union Baptist Church Book Club.

  • Elva G. Jones Harris

    Elva G. Jones Harris, 87, of Covington and formerly of Walton, died July 13, 2009, at Bridgepoint Nursing Care of Florence.

    She was a homemaker and member of Walton Baptist Church. Her husband, James Harris, died in 1968. Survivors include four sons, Douglas Howard of Pinellas Park, Fla., James Smith of Covington, Dennis Paul Jones of Owenton, and Danny Harris of Versailles, Ind.; a brother, Orlie Jones of Corinth; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 18, 2009. Burial was in Owenton Cemetery.

  • Josephine Hammonds

    Josephine “Josie” Hammonds, 79, of Sanders, died June 30, 2009, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.

    Born Sept. 10, 1929, in Boone County, she was the daughter of the late Goebel and Stella Gordy Hensley and was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Hammonds. Josie was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church.

  • Darlene Cordray

    Darlene Scudder Cordray, 50, died July 18, 2009, at the U.K. Medical Center.

    She was born Oct. 16, 1958, the daughter of the late Paul and Virginia Barnett Scudder. In recent years, Darlene was a caregiver and devoted herself to families who needed someone to help during the final stages of their loved one’s life. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.