Thursday, January 26, 2012

Obituaries

LEACH OBITUARIES - updated 20 April 2017

1.  Alfred Kelly Leach. Hartford Herald,  Wednesday, February 3, 1909:  Died at his residence in Beaver Dam on the 22nd, ult. of a complication of diseases incident to old age, Mr. Alfred K. Leach.  After funeral services conducted at his residence by Rev. A. B. Gardner his pastor, on 23rd, ult. his remains were interred in the Paxton burying grounds near Beaver Dam.  Mr. Leach, who had been a member of the Baptist church for nearly a quarter of a century, was one of Ohio Countys best citizens and had for several years been one of the directors for the Beaver dam Deposit Bank.  The deceased leaves a wife, two children, Mrs. J. B. Casebier and Miss Berchie Leach, together with numerous other relatives and friends to mourn his sad demise.  The Herald extends condolence to the bereaved family.


2. Alonzo Blackstone Leach. Hartford Herald, Wednesday July 31, 1912:  Mr. A. B. Leach, better known as Black Leach, died Wednesday of last week at his home near Beaver Dam after an illness which only lasted a few days.  However, he had not been in good health this summer, and was unable to work.  Mr. Leach was well known in the county and was a most worth citizen who will be greatly missed.  He was a member of the County Board of Equalization at its last two sessions.  The deceased leaves four sons and three daughters.  Burial was in the Brick House burying grounds four miles east of Beaver Dam Wednesday afternoon.

3. Mrs. Altha S. Leach. 9 APRIL 1884 - Hartford Herald. Mrs. Altha S. Leach died at the residence of her son, R. L. Taylor, in Ohio County, Kentucky at 6 a.m., February 21, 1884, and on the 22th at 11 o'clock, her body was laid in the tomb.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. James H. Jones.  She was born in Montgomery County, Maryland, March 13th, 1799, moved to this area when young, confessed religion at a meeting at Old Bethel Church, South and remained a member until death.  She raised children to be grown and lived to mourn the death of her husband and three of her children. For over seven long years, she was a cripple caused by a fall and was nearly blind, suffering severely from rheumatism, but not withstanding her misfortunes and confinement, she still clung to Jesus and his love ever trusting in Him, Author and finisher of her salvation.  The old homestead looks lonely, for she is gone.  There in the room is a vacant chair, but there is one filled in glory.  She has gone to that home from whence no traveler has ever returned, she had five brothers and four sisters and was fourth in age and last to fall.  A short time before her departure, she said she often prayed for her children, but she leaves them in the hands of Jesus, who doeth all things well.  Her death was caused by paralysis.  She could accept the part and exclaimed, when by affliction, simply tired, I view the tomb,  Although I dread death's chilling tide, yet still I sigh for home.


4. HARTFORD — Anna M. Hall, 90, of Hartford died Friday, May 29, 2015, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. Anna Maurece Leach was born July 15, 1924, in Ohio County, daughter of the late Arthur and Virdie Mae Atchison Leach. She married James Park Hall on Sept. 21, 1940. Anna was a homemaker and served alongside her husband, the Rev. James P. Hall, in the Church of God of Prophecy for many years. She enjoyed the outdoors, quilting, gardening, fishing and traveling. Anna also was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, the Rev. James P. Hall, on Oct. 18, 2004; and a son, David Hall, on Sept. 27, 1987. Survivors include a son, Lanny Hall Sr. of Charlotte, North Carolina; two daughters, Darlene Hawkins of Charlotte and Susan White of Prosser, Washington; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel, with the Rev. Pete Leach officiating. Burial is in Rosine Cemetery in Ohio County. Friends may visit with Anna's family from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at Musters in Livermore.





5. Anna Margaret Leach, 86, of McHenry passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at her residence. She was born March 8, 1929, in McHenry to the late Ira and Corine Phelps Camp. She was a member of McHenry Church of God of Prophecy and a homemaker. Anna loved to cook for family and friends. Never did you visit that you weren't welcomed and offered something to eat. She also enjoyed her church family and watching game shows. She loved all her family "a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck." She was also preceded in death by her husband, Burchell Leach; one daughter, Louvenna Leach; one son, Joy A. Leach; one great-granddaughter, Khloe Logsdon; one brother, Ira Glenn Camp; one sister, Ethel Moore Bindas; and one brother-in-law, Elbert "Labo" Southard. Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Chinn and Sarita Rice, both of Beaver Dam; one son, Jeff "BoDean" Leach of Beaver Dam; one sister, Geraldine Southard, of McHenry; and a sister-in-law, Margie Camp, of McHenry. Anna was blessed with six grandchildren: Todd (Tina) Leach, Kelly Lewis (Tim) Gilstrap, Melody (Tommy) Middleton, Jamie (Angie) Leach, Mary (Jason) Tierney and Mishawn Davis; 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews and numerous "special friends" in her life. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at William L. Danks Funeral Home with Brother Sonny James officiating. Burial is in Render Memorial Cemetery in McHenry. Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

6.  Anna Mary Leach, 89, of Fordsville died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Fordsville and was a homemaker. She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Owensboro since 1987 and was secretary of her Sunday School Winsom Class. She was a past member of Fordsville Baptist Church for more than 20 years. Anna Mary was past president of the Elizabeth Munday Center, past president of AARP, past president of the Owl's Club, past president of the C.B. Club, member of the Kentucky Ladies Colonels, member of Golden Partners and 50-year member of Eastern Star Rebekah Lodge in Owensboro. She loved traveling and visited 15 countries, three provinces and 48 states. She loved caring for the bed babies in the nursery at Bellevue, loved family and friends and hosting games at parties. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Edgar and Minnie Bell Basham Leach; a daughter, Janice Faye Oliver McKinney; and three sisters, Myrtle Mayer, Velma Miller and Lorene Wright. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Lee Oliver (Charles) Young of Lexington and Shelia Joann Oliver (Roger) Thurman of Utica; grandchildren Charlton Hubert (Lisa) Young of Chatham, Illinois, Will Shannon (Angela) Young of Versailles and Brandon Thurman of Utica; great-grandchildren Meredith Young, Natalie Young and Cameron Alistair Young; and a brother, James Lexter Leach of Owensboro. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Geary Funeral Home in Fordsville with burial in Fordsville Cemetery. Her grandson, Will Shannon Young, will play the bagpipes during the service. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Eastern Star services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

7. Anna Sue (Leach) Rhoades, 76, of Hartford passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. She was born Nov. 12, 1940, in Ohio County to the late Gordon and Louise Jackson Leach. Mrs. Rhoades was a retired CNA for Ohio County Hospital and Professional Care Health and Rehab and she attended Hartford Second Baptist Church in Hartford.
She also was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Dean Rhoades; one son, Terry Rhoades; and one brother, Charlie Brown.
Survivors include one son, Kevin Rhoades of Hartford; two daughters, Patsy (Darren) Priest-Belcher of Hartford and Sandy Johnson of Beaver Dam; two brothers, Willis (Mary) Brown and Joe Brown, both of Owensboro; and one sister, Betty Phelps of Owensboro. Anna Sue was blessed with six grandchildren, Brandon (Patty) Gibson, Bradley Rhoades, Carla Calloway, Brett Johnson, Shania Rhoades and Brock Johnson; and four great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Rhoades, Tyson Gibson, Brenlee Rhoades and Kainan Gibson.
Private services are 11 a.m. Friday at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford with the Rev. Pete Leach officiating. Burial is in Barnett's Creek Cemetery near Hartford. Public visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford.

8. Asbury Denham Leach. [From Jerry Long book]. Asbury Denham Leach. Died Dec 8 at home in Comanche, TX.  Born Ohio County near Prentiss.  Age 82.  When young man went west.  Brother of late John M. Leach of near Beaver Dam, who died 2 years ago.  Last of family of 3 boys & 3 girls.  Left son, Joe Leach.  Published 3 Feb 1909.

9. Bettey Jean (Leach) Richeson, 91, of south Louisville passed away Saturday March 5, 2016.
She was the former Betty Jean Leach a native of Ohio county a retired self employed dress maker and seamstress a former member of Eastern Star, Lizzie Ford Chapter, BIG U of L FAN and avid reader and a member of Epworth United Methodist Church for many years. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Hubert son Kenneth Dale and a grand daughter Beth Covington. Survivors include sons David (Debra) and Michael Richeson, daughters Bettye Jo (Steve) Covington, Martha (David) Dickerson Angela Shepherd, sister Pat Stewart, daughter in law Barbara Richeson, 13 grand-children, 18great grandchildren and a large host of other family and friends. Celebration of a Life well Lived at 1pm Wednesday at Nunnelley Funeral Home 4327 Taylor Blvd, with interment in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation from 4 till 8pm Tuesday and after 10 am Wednesday.


10. Bettye J. (Leach) Clubb, 80, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born May 21, 1932, in Ohio County, Ky., to the late Ira and Altha Leach. She was a member of Grace Pointe Church in Owensboro and a homemaker. Beside her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd J. Clubb; one son, Robert Porter; two brothers, Totty Leach and Larry Leach and one sister, Doris Newcom. Survivors include one son Terry Porter of Owensboro; three sisters, Wanda Stevenson of Napa, Calif., Barbara Adkins of El Cajon, Calif., and Martha Foreman of Owensboro. She was blessed with one granddaughter, Holly Goodyear; one great-grandson and great-granddaughter, Zachary Blackwell and Emily Jones. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Rev. Mitchell Donohue officiating. Burial will be in Rosine Cemetery in Rosine. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

11. Carol Crume Leach, 82, of Hartford passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, under the care of Hospice of Ohio County. She was born Aug. 11, 1933, in Horse Branch to the late Earl and Eloise Walker Crume. Carol graduated from Horse Branch High School, received her bachelor's degree in education from Brescia University in Owensboro and master's degree in education from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Carol was a third grade teacher at Wayland Alexander Elementary in Hartford and a member of Hartford United Methodist Church. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Leach; one brother, Terry Crume; and one sister, Anita Wilson.
Survivors include three daughters, Paula D. (Tim) Harry of Louisville, Robbie Leach of Hartford and Lori (Tim) Roach of Owensboro; a brother, David (Marilyn) Crume of Hartford; and a sister, Donna Shields of Hopkinsville. Carol was blessed with four grandchildren, Matt (Shannon) Harry, Katie (Scott) Lewis, Alex Roach and fiancé Ericka, and Kyle Roach; and great-grandchildren Trevor Harry, Carson Harry, Mason Lewis and Colton Lewis.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford with Roger Frizzell and John Cashion officiating. Burial follows in Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Ohio County, 1211 Main St., Hartford, KY 42347. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
12. Carolyn F. (Rice) Leach, 72, of Horse Branch, passed away, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born March 29, 1941 in Horse Branch to the late Vernon and Dottie Dimple Dockery Rice. She was of Church of Christ Faith and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charles Leach and her daughter, Stephanie Leach. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, May 15, 2013 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Rev. DeWayne Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hatler-Leach Cemetery in Horse Branch. Visitation will be from 10 A.M. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Carolyn F. Leach Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

13. Cecil Timous Leach. Ohio County Times-News, 6/20/2002. Cecil Timous Leach, 86, of Cromwell died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Beaver Dam Health Care Manor. The Ohio County native was a retired farmer, a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ohio County, VFW Post 75 and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Charles "Bud" Sapp of Cromwell; a daughter, Vivian Jane Taylor of Cromwell; a sister, Lucille Briggs of Cromwell; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services were Thursday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery in Ohio County.


14. Charles Arthur Leach, JrHartford Herald. Charles Arthur Leach, Jr. died February 23, 1975. Part time worked at Leachs Self Service Market; was a butcher for many years.  Born at Vine Grove, Methodist.  Survived by wife Vonnie Tooley Leach, sons Charles A Leach III, Tullahoma, Tn and Kenneth Leach, Hartford, daughter Ann Render Leach, Centertown, sister Martha Leach Rice, Las Vegas.  Burial in Oakwood.


15. Clara Marie (Leach) Raley. January 2, 1989 Publication: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) BEAVER DAM - Clara Marie Raley, 74, of Fairdale, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 1988, at Humana Hospital Southwest, Louisville. She was born in Ohio County and was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Louisville. Her husband, Joyce Pendleton Raley, died Dec. 16, 1966. Survivors include two sons, J.C. and Michael Raley, both of Fairdale; two daughters, Nancy Dennison and Patricia Raley, both of Louisville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Claude Leach of Hartford.


16. Clara (Taylor) Leach. Funeral Services For Mrs. Leach. Mrs. William Powell Leach Dies at Home on Morehead Street; Interment In Ohio County. Mrs. W.P. Leach, 79 years old, died at her residence on Morehead street last Saturday evening at 9:30 o'clock of complications. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Taylor, and was born and reared in Ohio county, moving to this city in 1917. In January, 1878, Mr. and Mrs. Leach were united in marriage, her husband dying in March, 1916, after which she moved to Central City and bought her residence on Morehead street, where she lived. Surviving are four children, J.L. Leach, O.L. Leach and J.E. Leach, all of Central City, and Mrs. D.T. Black, who lives on the old homestead where they were all reared in Ohio county; two brothers, P.B. Taylor, Hartford, and E.L. Taylor, Beaver Dam. Funeral services were held from the Liberty Church, in Ohio county, Mrs. Leach uniting with this church in childhood, and interment was in the church cemetery by the side of her husband, Monday. Funeral services were conducted by her former pastor, the Rev. J.S. Buckner and the Rev. P.M. Spears, pastor of the Central City Methodist church. Note: Clara D. Leach died December 2, 1933. Source: The Messenger December 7, 1933


17. Cosby D. Leach. March 19, 1996. Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) HARTFORD - Cosby D. Leach, 78, of 118 E. Kirk St., Hartford, formerly of Owensboro, died Sunday, March 17, 1996, at his home. He was born in Ohio County, had been co-owner of Leach's Market, Hartford, and was a member of Wesleyan Heights United Methodist Church.


18. Cynthia Ann Leach, 43, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was born Dec. 5, 1968, to Roger and Mary Leach. Cynthia was a member of Hickory Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Cromwell. She was preceded in death by grandparents Claud and Belvie Leach and Carroll and Katie Belle Taylor. Survivors include her companion, Paul Burroughs; two daughters, Candice Leisure of Owensboro and Jasmine Foster of Evansville; three grandchildren, Cullyn Bradley, Belladonna Brandenham and Damian Nevyn Brown II, all of Owensboro; parents Roger and Mary Leach; two sisters, Tammy Napier and Traci (Lennie) Midkiff of Beaver Dam; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will follow in Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery near Beaver Dam. Friends may visit with the family after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com.

19. Donald Carlisle Leach, 85, of Owensboro died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at his home. He was born May 16, 1930, in Daviess County to the late Oscar Leach and Hazel Ellen Miles Leach. Don retired after 37 years of service with Texas Gas, where he worked as a division technician. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Leach; and a sister, Sylvia "Mickey" Horton. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Barbara Carden Leach; son and daughter-in-law, John and Tammy Leach of Draffenville; daughter and son-in-law, Karen Jo and Terry Field of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren, Jamie (Stevie) Delabar, Brandi (Garrick) Hill, Tara (Steven) Gardner and Tyler Leach; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Allen Leach of Owensboro; and a sister-in-law, Madelena Leach. Entombment will be private at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. 

20. Edgar Johnson LeachDied of cancer of stomach Dec 14, 1914 at home on Washington Street in Hartford.  Age 40.  Born near Beda.  Son of Stephen L. and Rebecca Leach. Brother-in-law of Ernest Woodward & cousin of Estill Park of Hartford.  Left wife & 4 children, oldest age 10.  Buried Dec 15 Patterson graveyard near Beda.  Published 16 Dec 1914.

21. Edward Kirkwood LeachEdward Kirkwood Leach, 70, of McHenry died Thursday at the Ohio County Rest Home. An Ohio County native, he had lived in the McHenry area his entire life. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Cora Ramsey of Leitchfield; three brothers, Jim Leach of Fordsville, Lum Leach of Newman, Illinois and Brooks Leach of Evansville, Indiana and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Cecil Chinn Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Jesse Tichenor, pastor of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Beaver Dam.  Burial was in Render Cemetery and nephews were pallbearers. The Cecil Chinn Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


22. Elizabeth Cartwright (Leach) Hocker. Lizetta Cartwright Leach Hocker, daughter of Joseph and Altha Leach, was born Sept 2, 1826.  She embraced religion at the age of 14 years and joined the M E Church, South, at East Providence, and held her membership there until 18 years ago when she removed to Cromwell.  She was married to J W Hocker, Dec 2, 1851, and died June 22, 1888.  Her father, Joseph Leach, was one of the leading Methodists of the Green River country. Sister Hocker leaves several children to mourn her loss, but they are all members of the church, and are trying to meet mother in heaven.  Her home was always a home for ministers of the gospel of all denominations, and many of the Methodist ministers mourn her absence from the family.  One thing worthy of notice in her life, she was kind to the afflicted, always had time to administer to their wants.  Yes, day or night, she showed her faith by her works.
Those best acquainted with her, loved her most.  She was not excitable, but firm in belief, true to home, true to the church and true to God. Brother J W Hocker, your wife rests from her labors, and her works will follow her.  Dear children, look not in the dark grave for mother, but with eye of faith, look toward heaven, her beautiful home on high.  Brothers and sister, let her example give you comfort in life, and when death may come, may you have a grand reunion on the other shore.  Her funeral was preached at East Providence Church, on the 23rd day of June, 1888 to an attentive congregation, and then we laid her quietly away to rest, till Gods trump shall wake the sleeping dead into life again.Oh happy day that fixed my choice,
On thee, my Saviour and my God,
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.

G J Bean (Gabriel Jackson Bean)



23. Ercie Irvin Leach, 59, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday in the Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital.  He was a life-long resident of Ohio County and a retired farmer. Survivors include his widow, Damie Mae Howard Leach; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Austin, Beaver Dam; two sons, Howard Vaughn Leach, Norfolk, Virginia, and Irvin Lewis Leach, Beaver Dam; three grand-children, three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Hert and Mrs. Clara Raley both of Louisville, and Mrs. Geneva Raley of Hartford; and two brothers, Claude Leach and Vivian Leach, both of Hartford. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the William L. Danks Funeral Home by the Rev. Arnett Williams, pastor of Concord Baptist Church.  Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery.

24. Ercie J. Leach Col. Ercie J. Leach, U.S. Army (retired), 81, of Summerville, S.C., entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 1, 2013, at home after a prolonged illness. The funeral service will be conducted at noon Saturday at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville. At a later date, he will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675 or Bethany United Methodist Church, 118 W. Third Street South, Summerville, SC 29483. He was born to Lucy and Riley Leach on Sept. 26, 1931, in Beaver Dam. He attended Western Kentucky University and graduated from Omaha University in Omaha, Neb. He enlisted in the Army in 1952. During his military career, he was an artillerymen and a pilot. Some highlights of his career include working at the Pentagon and flying President Harry S. Truman. He earned many citations and awards, including a Legion of Merit Award, a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired in 1983 with 31 years in the service. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville and attended the Sue Knight Sunday school class. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Dorrine Leach; daughters Kathy Weeks of Summerville, Suzanne Ferrari (Randy) of Dallas, Michelle Schoenhardt (Tim) of Sacramento, Calif., and Danielle Gunter (Marty) of Summerville; five grandchildren, Shelby Ferrari, Meghan and Hannah Schoenhardt and Lucy and Riley Gunter; two Brothers, Willis Leach of Bowling Green and Logan Leach of Beaver Dam; two Sisters, Beverly Hiatt of Lake Charles, La., and Joan Hobdy of Beaver Dam; and many extended family members and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings. Arrangements are under the direction of James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 S. Main St., Summerville SC 29483, (843) 873-4040.

25. Ernest Miller Leach, 79, of Route 2, Hartford, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1989, at Ohio County Hospital, Hartford. He was born in Ohio County, was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include two brothers, Hubert Leach of Route 2, Hartford, and Henry Gordon ''Duck'' Leach of Utica. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home, Hartford.

26.  Ersa Mae Leach. July 14, 1991. Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) Leach, Miss Ersa Mae, 81, of 1219 W. 11th St., Owensboro, died Friday at Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. She was retired from General Electric where she worked for 46 years. Services are at 2 p.m. today at James H. Davis Funeral Home. Burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Beaver Dam. Visitation at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Seven Hills Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2222, Owensboro, Ky. 42302.

27. Eula Rae (Leach) Mangin, 85, of Beaver Dam died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her home. She was born in Ohio County to the late Cecil Wayne and Mattie Porter Leach. She was a member of Hartford United Methodist Church, loved her family, her church family, roses, gardening, farming, UK basketball and she was a Luzier Cosmetics area manager. She was preceded in death by her husband C. Trenton Mangin; infant daughter Lois Ann; and great-grandson, Samuel Goodwin. Survivors include four daughters, Teresa Uhart, Pam (Gary) Goodwin, Kim Mangin and Holly Gardner; five grand-children, Melody, Travis and Aaron(Jill) Goodwin, Olivia Gardner and Chris (Leah) Gardner; two sisters, Pat (David) Stewart and Bettye (Hubert) Richeson; a sister-in-law-Carol C. Leach; and 32 nieces and nephews and their families. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Bob Clements officiating. Burial will be in Mangin-Dogwood Cemetery near Beaver Dam. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Class of Geneva at Hartford United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

28. Everette Leach, Beaver Dam-Everette Leach, 74, of Rosine, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday.  He was born in Ohio County. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mandy Peach of Rosine; two brothers, Homer Leach of Rosine and Ulys Leach of Louisville. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Rosine Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Ernest Griffin, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church.


29.  Fielding W. Leach. Hartford Herald, 26 January 1881. Field Leach, son of J. J. Leach, living at Cromwell, died last Saturday of pneumonia.


30. Floyd Henry Nelson Leach, 83, of Beaver Dam died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. He was a Navy veteran and was a foreman at H.B. Stanley Rock Quarry. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Leach; two daughters, Debbie Leach and Susan Tezky; three brothers, Darrell Leach, Harold Leach and Roger Leach; and three sisters, Murlene Miller, Claudine Jones and Charlotte White. Services: Private. Burial: Sunnyside Cemetery. William L. Danks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

31. Freddie Harold Leach, 67, of Rosine passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his home. He was born July 27, 1949, to the late James Kenneth Leach and Mildred Louise Leach (Arnold). Freddie served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy in the late 1960s. He was a self-employed carpenter and also spent time working on oil rigs in the gulf. He also was preceded in death by his twin brother, Eddie C. Leach, who died shortly after birth; and a nephew, Jarrod Beasley. Freddie is survived by one brother, Barry W. Leach of Horse Branch; two sisters, Pamela Wilson (Mike) of Beaver Dam and Patricia LaPaille (Tommy) of Louisville; nephews Jeremy Beasley, Adam Barrow, Brian Barrow and Gavin LaPaille; and nieces Kasey Roth, Karey Leach and Alayna LaPaille. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Earnest Whitely officiating. Military honors will be by Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with the family after 10 a.m. Friday. Keeping with Freddie's wishes, his body will be cremated and his ashes buried at a later date in Boyd Cemetery, Horse Branch. 

32.  Geneva Leach. July 6, 1996. Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) Geneva Leach Sutton, 78, of 512 Hall St., Owensboro, died Thursday, July 4, 1996, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. She was born in Ohio County, was a homemaker and was a member of Sugar Grove Bible Baptist Church, near Fordsville. She was preceded in death by a son, Danny Raley, and a daughter, Jeanette Roach. Survivors include her husband, J.C. Sutton; three daughters, Shirley Chester of Charlestown, Ind., Katherine Kuntz of Louisville and Mary Coy of Pensacola, Florida  

33. Gwendolyn "Gwen" (Hoover) Leach, 93, of 114 McMurtry Ave., Hartford, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Ohio County Hospital. She was born April 17, 1917, in Ohio County to the late Clarence Young Hoover and Tressie Taylor Hoover. She was an LPN nurse at Ohio County Hospital and a member of Clear Run Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Leach, on April 7, 1998. Survivors include two sons, William Ronnie Leach (Diana) of Louisville and Larry Gene Leach (Phyllis) of Livermore; a daughter, Wilma Louise Smith (Vernon) of Richmond; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford, with the Rev. George Darnel officiating. Burial will be in Clear Run Cemetery in Ohio County. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home

34.   Henry Clay Leach. Hartford Republic, June 17, 1904.  Henry Clay Leach died very suddenly of heart disease at 9 oclock Wednesday morning at his home in Beaver Dam. He was buried on the 15th at Mt. Zion Cemetery. He was a Federal soldier during the Civil War, and Postmaster at Beaver Dam during the McKinley first administration. He leaves his wife and several children to mourn him. 

35.  Henry Floyd Leach. Died February 12, 1966. Henry Floyd Leach was nickname Cotton, found dead in his room at Planters Hotel in Owensboro.  Son of Charles A and Jo Anna Hughes Leach.  Disabled WWII veteran, member of Owensboro post of VFW and a Baptist.  Brother Charles Arthur Leach, Jr of Hartford, sister Mrs George Rice of Las Vegas, Nevada.  Pallbearers Wendell Leach, Bobby Leach, Floyd Albin, Ania Jones, Guy Russell, J C Riley. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Hartford, Ohio Co., Ky.  Parents buried Oakwood as well.  Henry had no children and no spouse was mentioned in obit.


36. Henry Gordon Leach, 77, of 13003 Red Hill-Maxwell Road, Utica, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1991, at Ohio County Hospital, Hartford. He was born in Ohio County, lived there most of his life, and was a retired farmer and painter. Survivors include his wife, Louise J. Leach; two daughters, Betty Lou Piper and Anna Sue Rhoades, both of Hartford; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Hubert Leach of Route 2, Hartford.

37. Henry Lowell Leach, 83, of Owensboro passed away, Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Owensboro Place in Owensboro. He was born March 15, 1930 in the Horton Community of Ohio County to the late James Henry and Minnie Ann Ragland Leach. Mr. Leach was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and he was a welder for Whirlpool. Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carrel Leach.

Survivors include his three sons, Jeffrey Leach of Nashville, TN, Roger Leach of Owensboro, and Gregory Leach of Murray, KY, one daughter, LaDonna Sietz of Fishers, IN, one brother, Owen Leach of Round Lake, IL and one sister, Helen Miller of Pendleton, IN. Mr. Leach was blessed with 5 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00PM, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Rev. Farrell Isenberg officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation will be from 10AM until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Military Rites service will be provided by Wesley Phelps Honor Guard.


38. Henry Scott Leach. Hartford Republican, 28 Sept 1900. Mr. Scott Leach, of near Cromwell, died Monday of typhoid fever. He had been sick about three weeks. Mr. Leach was a highly respected farmer of moderate means. He was a member of one of the oldest families in the county and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. His remains were interred in the family burying grounds on the old homestead Tuesday.

39. Hinton Taylor Leach. Death Notice:  Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Hinton Taylor LEACH   Birth: OH;  Death: KY, Muhlenberg County; Age: 88; Published: 3/1/1988

40. Hubert Clarence LeachDaviess County obit’s: Hubert C. LEACH  No Birthdate on Record (28 May 1907) - Died: 4/7/1998  Birth: KY Ohio County  Death: KY Ohio County Age: 90 Source: MI : 4/8/1998 Cemetery: Clear Run Baptist Church KY Ohio County  Survivors: wife: Gwendolyn Hoover Leach; son: William Ronnie & Larry Gene Leach; daughter: Wilma Louise Smith; 7 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren


41. Hubert Ray "Hugh" Leach, 78, of Richland, Ind., went peacefully to heaven on Friday, April 27, 2012, surrounded by his six loving children. He was born in the Horton community of Ohio County to the late Willis and Lucy Smith Leach and had 16 brothers and sisters, eight who preceded him in death. Hubert raised his family in McLean, Ill., retired to West Union, Ohio, and came back to Richland to be close to family. Hubert mastered many trades in his life, but carpentry and being an equipment operator were his first loves. While in West Union he was commander of VFW Post 3400, commander of the Adam's County Honor Guard, DAV Commander Chapter 71 and Transport Coordinator for Volunteer Drivers for Veterans. He is survived by Dona Stuart Lawson Leach; his children, Sandra (Stan) Blanchard of Richland, Gary (Maryanna) Leach of Bloomington, Ill., Phillip Leach of Bloomington, Karen (Rich) Napier of New Albany, Ind., Kevin (Marcy) Leach of Bloomington, Ind., and Stacy (Dave) McCaddon of Normal, Ill. He also is survived by four brothers, Willis Leach Jr. of Bowling Green, Pastor Logan Leach of Beaver Dam, Charles Leach of Morgantown and Ercie Leach of Charleston, S.C.; and four sisters, Joan Hobdy of Beaver Dam, Beverly Hiatt of Lake Charles, La., Barbara Sylvester of Indianapolis and Sue Leach of Indianapolis, as well as 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday at William L. Danks Funeral Home. Burial and military honors will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Visitation is after 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Veterans Affairs of Adams County, 4482 N. State Road 161, Richland, IN 747634. 

42. James Claude Leach. February 20, 1990.  Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) HARTFORD - Claude Leach, 80, of Hartford, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1990, at Ohio County Hospital. He was born in Ohio County, was a retired farmer and coal miner, and was a member of Longview General Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Verdie Leach; five sons, Floyd, Harrel, Darrel and Roger Leach, all of Beaver Dam, and Larry Leach of Oklahoma; four daughters, Mrs. Claudean Jones of Shelbyville, Mrs. Doris Parks and Mrs. Murlene Miller, both of Route 4, Beaver Dam, and Mrs Charlotte White.


43. James H. Leach Sr., 84, of Central City passed away at 12:57 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at his home. Mr. Leach was born April 21, 1928, in Muhlenberg County. He was retired from Kentucky Utilities, Green River Plant, and was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran, having served during World War II and recalled during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hinton and Gladys Leach.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Patsy Bruce Leach; daughters Janet Baker of Central City and Patricia Leach of Owensboro; sons James H. (Nancy) Leach Jr. of Romeoville, Ill., and Jeffrey T. (Karen) Leach of Owensboro; sisters Sue Lois Reed of Illinois and Judy (Bob) England of Michigan; grandchildren Brian (Dana) Baker, Julia Baker, Jennifer and James E. Leach, Scott, Lucas, Nick and Autumn Leach and Nadia and Kaylie Leach; great-grandchildren Jacob and Cambria Baker, Tian Jenkins, Emma Newberry and William Leach; and lots of nephews and nieces. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Tucker Funeral Home, Central City, with the Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial is in Highway Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 


44. James S. Leach, 83, Retired Executive, Dies.  Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at the Delbert J. Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro for James S. Leach, 83, retired Owensboro furniture executive and former resident of Hartford, who died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. He had been ill for two weeks. Leach was born at Hartford in Ohio County on April 9, 1879, the son of the late Mary Frances Sullenger and Brooks Leach, members of pioneer Ohio County families. He was orphaned at the age of four and was taken to the Masonic Home in Louisville. At the age of 16 Leach moved to Hartford, where he worked as an apprentice printer and attended Hartford College. Moving to Owensboro, he became associated with the E.I. Smith Company, a furniture retailing establishment and in 1900 became a stockholder in the newly incorporated E. W. Smith Company. The Home Furniture Company was formed as a branch of the E. W. Smith Company and although Leach had retired as its manager, he continued as principal stockholder until his death.  Leach was married to the former Fannie Crigler on November 11, 1908.  She is her husband's sole survivor.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro.

45. James "Sonny" Leach, 88, [James Sullivan Leach] of Hartford died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church and worked maintenance for the city of Evansville. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Talbott Leach; a son, James Leach; and three daughters, Patricia Roth, Linda Blanchard and Lori Keown. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam. Burial: Sugar Grove Cemetery, near Fordsville. Visitation: After 10 a.m. Monday with military honors by Wesley Phelps Honor Guard.

46. Jasper Newton Leach. Ohio County Messenger. 7 JUNE 1935. AGED ROB ROY MAN DIES SUDDENLY; Jasper Newton Leach, 74 years old, died at his home in the Rob Roy community Sunday, June 2, at 5:20 p.m.  He had been in ill health about fifteen years but suddenly ill of heart trouble only a short time before his death.  Mr. Leach was born December 17, 1860, the son of John Nelson and Joann Leach.  He was a farmer by occupation.  He was not a member of any church, but lived a splendid Christian life.  His wife, Mariah Altha Williams Leach, preceded him in death in 1919.  Surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Martin Porter of Hartford; five sons, Harry and Scott of Tonkawa, Okla.; Job of Hartford, S.D.; and Clay at home.  One brother, Septimus Leach, Cromwell, Rt. #1, and seven grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at the Brickhouse Cemetery, Tuesday, June 4, at 3:p.m. by Rev. Sherman Riggs. Interment was in the Brickhouse Cemetery.


47. Jasper Scott Leach. Jasper Scott Leach of Augusta, Georgia died there Tuesday, November 4, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Ohio County and was a member of Hill Baptist Church and Augusta Lodge 205, BPOE. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Wallace Leach; a brother, Clay Leach of Louisville; and a sister, Mrs. Martin Porter of Hartford. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 7, at the Duke Funeral Home in Hartford with burial in Green River Church Cemetery.

48. John James Leach. Hartford Republican, 20 May 1892. John James Leach, a prominent citizen of Cromwell neighborhood, died of consumption at his home on Thursday, the 12th inst. He was a Mason in good standing and one of the best men in the county. His place in the community will be hard to fill.

49. John Miller Leach. Hartford Herald,  Wednesday, January 9, 1907: Mr. John M. Leach died very suddenly, of heart disease, at his residence about three miles north east of Beaver Dam, about 10 oclock New Years night.  The deceased, who was one of Ohio Countys best citizens, had been in failing health for several months, but he ate his supper as usual Tuesday evening and felt none the worse until 8:30 oclock, when the attack came on.  He and his son, Joe Leach, of Texas, spent the day with another son, Will Leach, Monday, returning home Monday evening and he expressed himself as having benefitted by his days visit.  After funeral services conducted by Rev. J. Frank Baker, his remains were interred in the Liberty church burying grounds Thursday in the presence of a large circle of relatives and friends.  Uncle John, as he was commonly called, was seventy-six years old, July 6, 1906, and had been a consistent member of the Methodist church for a half century or more.  It can be truly said, an honest man the noblest work of God has been called to his final rest.  

50. John S. Leach. NEW ALBANY DAILY TRIBUNE, 10 Feb.1855. Died in this city on the 9th. Mr. John S. Leach in the 80th year of his age. The funeral will take place from the Wesley Chapel today at 9:00 o'clock.

51. John W. Leach. John W. "J.W." Leach, 80, of Beaver Dam died Sunday, August 11, 2002, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford.  The Butler County native was a self-employed carpenter, a member of Select Church of Christ near Cromwell and Cromwell Lodge 692 F&AM and an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Mildred June Hudson Leach, died June 18, 1986.  Survivors include a son, David Leach of Cromwell; a grandchild; and a sister, Madeline James of Cromwell.  Services were Tuesday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. 

52. Joseph Brooks Leach. BEDFORD INDEPENDENT, BEDFORD, LAWRENCE COUNTY, INDIANA,
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1864 At his residence in Pinchico, Ohio county, Ky., on the morning of the 12th of April, 1864, of chronic inflammation of the stomach, Joseph Leach, in the 69th year of his age. The subject of this notice was born in the State of Maryland in May, 1795, was for forty years a faithful member of the Methodist Church. In all the relations he sustained the to community gave evidence that he possessed the character of a Christian and a gentleman; strictly honest in all his business transactions, he lived so that Death did not alarm him at all but said the will of the Lord be done.


53. Josephine (Leach) Oldham. Hartford Herald, Wednesday 4 May 1904: Mrs. Josie Oldham, Horton, wife of J. N. Oldham, died Saturday afternoon at 2 oclock, after a lingering illness of several months, of dropsy and a complication of diseases.  Her remains were interred in the Brickhouse cemetery Monday.  She leaves a husband, one child and a host of friends.


54. Joy Anderson Leach. Hartford Herald. April 16,2012. Joy Anderson Leach, 64, of McHenry, passed away, Sunday, April 15, 2012 at his home. He was born January 30, 1948 to Burchell and Anna Camp Leach in Ohio County. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of McHenry Church of God of Prophecy and was a retired underground coal miner for Peabody Coal Company at Graham Hill Mine, Ken Mine and Camp #11 Mine.  He was preceded in death by his father, Burchell Leach and a sister, Louvina Leach.  Survivors include his mother, Anna Camp Leach of Beaver Dam, two sons, Jamie Ray (Angela Gail) Leach of McHenry and Todd Anderson (Tina Louise) Leach of Morgantown, one daughter, Joy Mishawn Davis of Paducah, one brother, Jeff Leach of Beaver Dam, two sisters, Melissa Chinn of Hartford and Sarita Rice of Beaver Dam, as well as eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Rev. Roy Smith and Rev. Sonny James officiating Burial will be in Render Memorial Cemetery in McHenry. Visitation will be from 3-8PM, Tuesday, and 9AM until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.


55. Kenneth Dale Leach, age 74, formerly of Hartford, died suddenly on Thursday, December 8, 2016.  He'd only had surgery to further repair a broken right arm and shoulder nine weeks prior to his death.  His wife called him to breakfast, and found him not breathing; she performed CPR, and the paramedics worked on him for over two hours, to no avail.  His big beautiful heart stopped.

Kenneth was a former educator in Ohio County, teaching math and physics, and also worked as principal at Fordsville School. During his tenure, he was treasurer of the Ohio County Library Board and OCHS annual staff photographer.  He wrote grant proposals and taught, plus designed, wired and programmed the Apple II-Es, with a few Commodore PETs, in the new technology classroom, for the very first student use of computers at Ohio County High School.

Mr Leach retired from teaching after 28 years to be senior flight testing engineer at McDonnell Douglas's MD-95 in Long Beach, California.  The Boeing Company cancelled the MD-95, and he next worked on the B-1-B, the principal bomber plane for fighting the war on terror.  When Boeing moved out of state, Mr. Leach worked on the new carbon-fiber technology-driven Boeing 787-Dreamliner, and lastly, for the Boeing 737-Max in Renton, Washington.  He also had a distinguished career at NASA, and was awarded the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in helping save Apollo 13 while working in the Real Time Computer Complex at Mission Control, the epic story of which is documented in the movie Apollo 13 starring Tom Hanks.  
Mr. Leach was a quiet, humble, loving person who helped anyone in need.  He accepted Jesus in the early 1950s, and showed his love of Christ in his everyday actions.  He went to be with his parents, the late C. A. and Vonnie Leach, of whom he missed very much.

He is survived by a sister in Florida, Anna Leach Render, her sons, Robert Render and Todd (Becky) Render; and his wife of 39 years, Karen Cook, and their only child Jarrod, of P O Box 1718, Mukilteo, Washington 98275.

Per his wishes, Mr. Leach was cremated and his ashes will be poured over the ocean, where he took such pleasure in watching and taking photos of his son surfing the waves of the Pacific.


Karen and Jarrod ask that expressions of sympathy be sent to Hartford United Methodist Church, 141 East Center Street, Hartford, Kentucky 42347, or the ministry of Pastor Ryan Himes, 69 Jackson Lane, Beaver Dam, Kentucky 42320. 


56. Leonard C. Leach. Owensboro Messenger. Leonard C. Leach, 73 years old, died at his home, 1724 West Ninth Street, Sunday morning (20 Nov 1932).  He was born at Horse Branch and was superintendent of the Catholic cemetery here for more than 30 years.  Mr. Leach is survived by his widow and the following children:  Mrs. E. T. Sandefur, of Beaver Dam; Merlin Leach, of Ocala, FL; and Oscar C. Leach of Owensboro.  Funeral services were conducted from the First Christian Church Monday afternoon with burial at Elmwood cemetery.  Nephews of Mr. Leach, William and Leonard Young, Leeander and Philander Clark, Bailey T. Thomas and Leonard Leach were pallbearers.


57. Lewis Herbert Leach. From Jerry Long book.  Lewis Herbert Leach. Died of typhoid fever Oct 16 at Sulphur Springs.  Born 22 Sep 1864.  Former teacher.  Married Mary L. Cole, 6 Mar 1889.  Left wife & 1 child.  Published 19 Oct 1892.


58.  Leslie Harney Leach. Hartford Herald, 6 Nov 1918.  Leslie Leach died at his home of the flu followed by pneumonia Friday morning.  He is survived by his wife and three children, also father and mother, and three brothers.  He was 41 years old and a member of the Baptist church, a good husband and kind father.  For several years he had been running a shoe store and pressing parlor, was a good business man, always found at the place of business until stricken with the awful disease two weeks ago.  He will be sadly missed by his family and host of other friends.  Interment in Sunnyside cemetery Sunday afternoon.


59. Lorene (Leach) Wright - Published 3/5/2012: Lorene Leach Wright, 93 years of age, passed on to be with her Lord and Savior and family members who preceded her in death. She was the third child of Willie Edgar and Minnie Bell Basham Leach, born Sept. 28, 1918. Lorene was married to Paul Lawrence Wright in April 1936 who preceded her in death in 1983. Lorene was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church after moving to Owensboro. Before that she lived at Fordsville and was a member of Fordsville Baptist Church. For some 25-plus years, she was clerk/manager/buyer for Royal’s Hardware Store in Fordsville. She loved spending time with family. She loved to travel and was a world traveler to many countries. Survivors include a daughter, Thelma and her husband Norman Matthews of Owensboro; a grandson, Lawrence and his wife, Lesa, Matthews of Owensboro; a great-granddaughter, Lauren and her husband, Andrew, Scott of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, James Lexter and his wife, Joyce, Leach of Owensboro; a sister, Anna Mary Leach of Owensboro; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Geary Funeral Home in Fordsville with the Rev. Mitchell Donohue officiating. Burial will follow in Fordsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


60. Louise Jackson Leach, 72, of 13003 Red Hill-Maxwell Road, Utica, died Friday, Sept. 13, 1991, at her residence. She was born in Ohio County, had lived there most of her life, and attended New Bethel United Methodist Church. Her husband, Henry Gordon Leach, died Aug. 13, 1991. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Betty Lou Piper of Hartford and Anna Sue Rhoades of Hartford; seven stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren


61. Marguerite (Leach) Blewett, age 91, of Russellville, Ky. passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at the Auburn Nursing Center in Auburn, Ky. She is survived locally by a daughter, Jonelle Prince of Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Young Funeral Home in Russellville, Ky. Visitation at the Funeral Home will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, April 2. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Post Oak Baptist Church, 900 Blue Grass Ave., Russellville, KY 42276. (Husband was George William Leach, Sr.)


62. Marguerite Leach. Sunday, April 8, 2007. Marguerite Leach Bohl, 98, of Lubbock, Texas died April 1, 2007.  Marguerite was born October 23, 1908 in Ohio County, KY, the daughter of Clyde Fielding Leach and Sylvia May (McCoy) Leach.  Marguerite had one sister, Opal Jane (Leach) Curry, and two brothers, Cletis F. and William Leach, all who predeceased her.   Survived by her husband, Eldore W. Bohl, a highly decorated WWII veteran; four nephews and their families; and many cousins.  Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2007 at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.  Rix Funeral Directors.

63. Mrs. Maria (Leach) Sanderfur. Wednesday, November 3, 1886. Mrs. Maria Sanderfur, wife of Charles Sanderfur, died of pneumonia last Wednesday and was buried at the Williams Cemetery on Thursday, leaving a husband and two children to mourn her. She was the daughter of  Mr. J. J. Leach, well known in the county. Hartford newspaper - published Wednesday, November 10, 1886.


64. Mariah Altha (Williams) Leach, wife of Jasper N. Leach, who departed this life Nov. 28, 1919 at the age of 56 years, 2 months and 27 days.
            She was sick only a few days, but all that willing hands could do, was done to keep her a little longer, but God, who knows best, needed her for His Celestial band.
            She was a loving wife, a kind mother, and a friend to everyone. She leaves a dutiful husband, one brother, one daughter, five sons and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
            To us, she was the truest, noblest and best woman on earth, because she was our mother and her death and eternal absence from home removes the greatest charm that we have ever entertained and the little tomb, which marks her final resting place, will ever remain the saddest mound in all this world.
            She lived a member of Green River Baptist church for several years, having joined when a young girl.

Oh dear mother, how we miss you,
It was hard to say good-by,
Yet we hope to greet you, mother.
In that home beyond the sky.

A precious one from us has gone;
A voice we love is still;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run,
God grant we may rest as calmly,
When our work, like hers, is done.

ONE OF THE CHILDREN

65. Marjorie L. (Leach) Iglehart, 89, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Gateway Medical Center. She was born April 11, 1923, in Terre Haute, Ind., to the late Jobe Leach and Ruth Stewart Leach. Mrs. Iglehart was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Dr. Bryan Thomas Iglehart Sr., on July 3, 2007. She was a homemaker, a former English teacher and a member of First Baptist Church in Clarksville. She was also a graduate of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green. Survivors include three sons, Dr. Bryan Thomas Iglehart Jr. and his wife, Pat, of Prospect, Dr. James Nelson Iglehart and wife Tricia of Concord, N.C., and Dr. Michael Lee Iglehart and his wife, Leah, of Trenton, Mich.; and five grandchildren, Erin Iglehart, Michael Iglehart, Grace Iglehart, Julia Ruth Iglehart and Rebecca Iglehart. Services are 3 p.m. Monday at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford, with the Rev. Wesley O. Hanson officiating. Visitation is after 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford. Expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to their favorite charity.

66. Mrs. Arthur Lee Leach Dies At Herrin, Ill. Mrs Marna Gustine Mills Leach, 41 years old, wife of Arthur Leach, died at 4:30 p.m. August 20, 1942 at her home in Herrin, Illinois.  Death was due to carcinoma from which she had suffered for many months but she had been confined to her home less than a week. Mrs Leach was born December 19, 1900 at Beda.  She and Mr Leach were married December 24, 1922.  They have two sons, Arthur, Jr., 18, and Charles Jerry, 16.  Besides her husband and sons, Mrs Leach is survived by her aged motehr, Mrs Charlotte Mills, of Hartford, who on account of ill health was unable to attend the funeral services; three sisters, Mrs Tymer Westerfield, Hartford, Mrs Thomas McQuary, Bell's Run, and Mrs Bessie Carlisle, Detroit, Mich; a brother, Murray Mills of Eureka, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs Leach known to her friends here and in her Illinois home as "Peggy," had been a valued employee of the Herrin Daily Journal for twenty years, having become connected with that paper shortly after her marriage, previous to which she had learned the trade of linotype operator.

67. Martha Ann Leach. From Jerry Long book.  Martha A. (Leach) Coleman.  Died of old age Aug 7 at home of son-in-law, John P. Coleman, near Prentiss.  Age 74.  Daughter of Joseph Leach.  Widow of Martin Coleman, sister of John M. Leach of near Beaver Dam.  Left 2 sons & several married daughters.  Buried Aug 8 at Providence Church.  Published 11 Aug 1897.

68. Mrs. Martha (Sandefur) Leach, 63, died at her home in Beaver dam at 6:30 a.m. today following an illness of several months. She was a lifelong resident of Ohio County and a member of the Beaver Dam Methodist Church and the Rosine Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Bradley Leach; one daughter, Mrs. Ray Wilson, Grandview, Ind.; one brother, Ellis Sandefur, Beaver Dam, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 Thursday at the Casebier Funeral Home by Rev. G. Edward Henry. Burial in Sunnyside Cemetery.


69. Mary Ann Leach. Hartford Herald, Wednesday 24 February 1909: Aunt Polly Miller (Mary Ann Leach), wife of David Miller, died at her home near Horse Branch last Sunday and was buried at Salem burying ground Monday afternoon.  She had passed the age of three score years and ten, had lived a useful life and will be missed from her community.  She left a large circle of friends and relatives who mourn her death.


70. Mary "Dimple" (Casey) Leach, 89, of Beaver Dam passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Beaver Dam Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born Feb. 9, 1924, in Butler County to the late Monroe and Golda Wilson Casey. She was a member of Hartford Second Baptist Church and she retired from Ohio County Hospital as a nurse's aide. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and cooking holiday meals for her children and grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Wavy Leach; two sons, Ronald Bruce Ralph and Ora Vincent Ralph; stepmother Grethum Casey; grandparents Martin and Deanna Wilson; sisters Lorene, Allene, Faustine and May; brother Clinton; uncles Everette and Gordon Wilson; and her aunt, Irene Wilson. Survivors include a daughter, Bobbie Jean (Larry) Porter of Owensboro; a son, Joseph (Rose) Ralph of Centertown; four sisters, Virginia Haven of Tell City, Ind., Beverly Fulkerson of Owensboro, Diane South of Leitchfield and Jean Spears of Bowling Green; two brothers, Charles Casey of New Mexico and Denzel Casey of Beaver Dam; and two stepsons, Glenn (Dottie) Leach and Larry Leach. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, with the Rev. Pete Leach officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

71. Mary E. Leach, 66, of Beaver Dam went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 15, 2017, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Carroll and Katie Belle Chinn Taylor of Beaver Dam. She was a member of Green River Baptist Church for 30 years. Mary was a department manager at Wal-Mart for 32 years. Now retired, she was loving life. She loved taking care of her flowers and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Leach of Owensboro. Survivors include her husband of 49 years Roger Leach; two daughters, Tammy Napier of Beaver Dam and Traci (Lennie) Midkiff of Beaver Dam; seven grandkids, Candice, Jasmine, Jessica, Erika, Sheldon, Shane and Sierra; four great-grandkids, Cullyn, Bella Donna, Nevyn and Quest; three brothers, Steve Taylor, Roger Taylor and Sherman Taylor; and a sister, Russie Davis. Services are noon Wednesday at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Brother Kelley Harris officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


72. Mary Ellen Leach. From Jerry Long book.  Mary E. (Leach) Sandefur.  Died Sep 27, 1895 at home near Beaver Dam.  Age 48.  Daughter of late Tolbert Leach.  Wife of W. A. Sandefur.  Mother of six sons & three daughters; 6 children survive.  Buried Mt. Zion.


73. Mary F. (Sullenger) LeachHartford-Herald: May 14, 1884.  The wife of W. B. Leach of Elm Lick died on Friday last after long illness. Daughter of B. Francis (Frank) Sullenger and Susannah (Susan) Duke. Survived by husband, William Brooks Leach, daughter Mary Will Fraze, and sons Francis Talbert Leach and James Sullinger Leach.

74. Mary Frances Leach, 81, of Beaver Dam died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Ohio County Hospital. She was a member of Oak Grove Church of God and was a CNA for home health. Survivors include her husband, Harrell Leach; six children, Gregory Smith, Ricky Smith, Norma Gail Fields, Pamela Rigney, Melissa Halcomb and Roberta; seven stepchildren, Steven Leach, Robert Leach, Chris Leach, Diane Burden, Barbara Little, Yvonne Little and Carolyn Morgan; two brothers, Wayne Sellers and Jimmy Sellers; and two sisters, Janice Reed and Shelia Green.Service: 2 p.m. Friday at William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam. Private burial: Zion Cemetery, Baileyton, Tennessee. Visitation: After 10 a.m. Friday.

75. Mary Jane Talbott Leach, 85, of Hartford died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. She was a retired cook and a member of Sugar Grove Bible Baptist Church, Fordsville. Survivors include her son, James M. Leach; daughters Patricia Roth, Linda Leach Blanchard and Lori Leach Keown. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Sugar Grove Bible Baptist Church. Burial: Sugar Grove Bible Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation: After 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund c/o Geary Funeral Home.

76. Milford Leach, 56, of Hartford passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born Jan. 31, 1956, in Rosine to the late Charles E. and Lillian Daugherty Leach. He attended Liberty Lighthouse Church of God and was a member of Horse Branch Church of God, worked in maintenance at Walmart and was a member of the Army National Guard. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Leach; his sister, Juanita Leach; and his stepmother, Mary Lorena Lindsey Leach. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Patty Martin Leach of Hartford; three brothers, Charles Leach of Horse Branch, Bruce Leach of Horse Branch and Russell Leach of Birmingwood, Wis.; six stepbrothers, Darrell (Naomi) Lindsey of Beaver Dam, Jarrell (Diana) Lindsey of Hartford, W.C. (Renee) Lindsey of Horse Branch, Chalmer (Sherry) Lindsey of Calhoun, Curtis (Drema) Lindsey of Owensboro and Ferlin (Cheryl) Lindsey of Rosine; and three stepsisters, Wilma Martin of Horse Branch, Thelma (George) Norris of Reynolds Station and Patricia Sue Goodwine of Versailles. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, with Sister Mary Doepel and the Rev. Sonny Whitely officiating. Burial is in Rosine Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be made at www.danksfuneralhome.com.

77. Myrtle Mae Leach. June 15, 2000. Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) LOUISVILLE - Myrtle Mae Leach Hurt, 93, of Louisville died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She was born in Ohio County, retired from Reynolds Metals in Louisville and was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Ohio County. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hurt, on Dec. 3, 1938; two sons, James Hurt and Oswald Hurt; and a daughter, Josephine Wilson.


78. Nancy Carrie (Leach) WoodwardDied of complications of troubles July 7, 1903 at home in Hartford.  Born 29 July 1879.  Married 22 Nov 1902.  Left husband, Ernest M. Woodward, parents, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Leach of near Beda, & brother.  Buried July 7 Patterson graveyard.  Published 8 Jul 1903.

79. Nancy Ellen (Leach) Montague. [wife of Archibald Pittard Montague]. Hartford Herald, February 26, 1896: Death of Mrs. Montague. Mrs. N. E. Montague died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. C. T. Sutton, at Princeton, on the 4th inst.. Mrs. Montague formerly lived at Cromwell, Ky. Of late years she had divided her time between the homes of her several children in Daviess and Henderson Counties and at Princeton. She was a most estimable Christian lady. The remains were taken to Cromwell for interment.

80. Nancy Jane (Leach) Oldham. Hartford Herald, Wednesday 12 August 1903: Mrs. E. D. Oldham (Nancy Jane Leach) died at her home near Beaver Dam last Saturday, after several weeks illness of typhoid fever.  Her remains were brought to Hartford Sunday morning and interred in Oakwood cemetery.  Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mrs. Woosley at the Presbyterian Church, of which the deceased had long been a member.  Mrs. Woosleys remarks were touching and beautiful.  Mrs. Oldham was one of Ohio Countys best women.  She will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends.  She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss.  They have the sympathy of all in the loss of mans best friend on earth - a wife and mother.

81. Otis Allen Leach. December 16, 1995. Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) Leach, Otis, 86, of 2315 Cedar St., Owensboro, died Friday at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was preceded in death by a son, Ernest Leslie Leach in 1993. Survivors include a son, Robert A. Leach of Maceo. Services are at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 1-6 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

82. Rebecca Park Leach. Hartford Herald, Wednesday 26 June 1912:  Mrs. Rebecca M. Leach, widow of S. L. Leach, deceased, dies at her home near Beda on Sunday, June 23rd, and was buried at the family graveyard the following day.  Mrs. Leach is survived by one son, a brother, Mr. J. A. C. Park, two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Bennett of Beda and Mrs. Robert Davis.  She was 86 years of age and had been in ill health several years.  She has visited in Hartford at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Ernest Woodward, and at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Josephine Park, and was much loved for her sweet Christian character.  Rev. Wesley, of the M. E. Church, her pastor, conducted the funeral services, which were attended by quite a number of friends and relatives from Hartford.

83. Robert Allen Leach, 84, passed away at his home in Maceo, Kentucky Tuesday, March 8, 2016. He was born November 12, 1931 in Owensboro to the late Mary Clementine and Otis Allen Leach. He attended Daviess County High School and graduated from Owensboro Senior High School. He graduated Western Kentucky University with a bachelors degree. He survived both the Korean and Vietnamese wars and retired from the United States Army with the Rank of Major. He attended a second round of education at Western where he majored in Industrial Education and began a new Career as a Teacher at Apollo High School. He retired from Daviess County Schools where he taught Industrial Education (shop) at Apollo and was known by many as "General" and "R.A." or "Bob" by his friends. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose Williams Leach; three sons. Larry A. Leach (Doncella) of Hereford, Arizona, Richard Lee Leach (Lydia Darlene) of Franklin, Kentucky, and Robert Linn Leach of Fordsville, Kentucky; a daughter, Luann M. Leach of Pensacola, Florida; five grandchildren; a brother William O. Leach (Libby); a sister-in-law, Kathryn Leach; and an uncle, Robert Dever. His brother, Ernest preceded him in death.

He was a lifelong Baptist and a member of Yellow Creek Baptist where he was a Deacon plus taught the Senior Men's Sunday School Class for many years. He was a Golden Gloves boxing champion and a Boy Scout Troop Leader.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 18, at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Yellow Creek Baptist Church with the funeral to follow. The Rev. James Wedding is officiating. Burial with military honors is in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of Bible donations to The Gideons International or to Hospice of Western Kentucky. 


84. Ronda Kay Mayes Leach, 55, of Fordsville, died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her daughter, Jamie Nicole Leach; her mother, Barbara Ann Beard Marks; a brother, Ronald Mayes; and a sister, Stacy Mayes Sanchez.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Sugar Grove Bible Baptist Church, Fordsville. Burial in Sugar Grove Bible Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation: After 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund c/o Geary Funeral Home. 

85. Ruth M. (Leach) Austin, 77, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was born in Cromwell Sept. 18, 1934, to the late Irvin and Damie M. Howard Leach. She also was preceded in death by her brother Irvin (Buddy) Leach; and her aunt Mary Fannie Rogers. Ruth attended Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in her flowers, working in the yard and spending time with her family. Survivors include her son, Terry G. (Linda) Austin of Beaver Dam; grandson Jason B. (Arianne) Austin of Louisville; a brother, Howard (Sybil) Leach of Hendersonville, Tenn.; a sister-in-law Brenda Leach of Beaver Dam; a nephew, Eddie Leach, three nieces, Kim (David) Moore, Tracy (Wade) Carver and Amanda (Justin) Aven; and a great-nephew, Colton Moore. Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home, Beaver Dam. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. The family asks that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to: Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing in Owensboro, Ky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

86. Ruth Park Leach, 99, of Owensboro died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 5, 1913, in Narrows to the late Carson and Corine Thomas Park. She was a member of St. John United Methodist Church. She was the author of the book "March Brigade." She was preceded in death by her husband, Oswald H. Leach, on Jan. 26, 1994; by a son, James Oswald Leach; and three siblings, Louise McPherson, William C. Park and Eunice Mitchell. She is survived by two sons, Larry Leach and Neil K. Leach; five grandsons, Pat, Matthew, Mark, Scott and Chris Leach; and several great-grandchildren. Services are at noon Wednesday at the Chapel of James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro. Burial in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home. 

87. Samuel H. Leach. Hartford Herald, 3 Apr 1895. Sam Leach, son of Esq. J. J. Leach, deceased, died of consumption last week and was buried at the Williams burying ground near Liberty church.

88. Samuel William Leach. Hartford Republican, 20 Dec 1918. Ex-Official Dies. Mr. Sam Leach died, at his home south of Beaver Dam, Saturday, and was buried at the family burying ground Sunday. Mr. Leach died of pneumonia following an attack of influenza. He was sick for about ten days. Sam Leach was one of the best, as well as one of the best known, citizens of the county. He was at one time Assessor of the county, and later served as justice of the peace. He was a man of wide information and public spirit, and always took an active interest in the welfare of his community and county. The Republican extends sincere condolence to his bereaved family.

89. Sarah Altha (Leach) Smith.  Mrs. Altha Leach Smith, 85, of Route 1, Cromwell, died at 4 p.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Marie Crabb, Route 1, Cromwell. She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.  
Surviving are her husband, Charley T. Smith; her daugher, Mrs. Crabb; one granddaugher; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. John Walter Taylor of Cromwell; two brothers, George Leach of Cromwell and Charley of Chesterton, Indiana.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, with burial in Green River Cemetery. The William L. Danks Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

90. Sterling Price Leach. Hartford Herald,  Wednesday, April 26, 1905: Mr. John M. Leach, Beaver Dam, received a telegram last Monday morning announcing the death of his son, Sterling P. Leach, at his home in Okmulgee, Indian Territory, Sunday night.  Mr. Leach had been in failing health for several months.  The deceased was buried in the Okmulgee cemetery Monday afternoon.  The HERALD extends condolences to Mr. Leach and his bereaved family in this there sad bereavement.


91. Stephen L. LeachHartford Herald Wednesday, June 13, 1906:  Mr. S. L. Leach died very suddenly at his home near Beda Monday morning of appendicitis. He was about 60 years old & leaves a wife and son.  He was also the father of the deceased wife of Mr. Ernest Woodward, of Hartford.


Hartford Republic, June 29, 1906. Stephen L. Leach died on June 11, 1906, the son of Jesse Leach and Carrie Taylor Leach, and was 59 years old.  On March 9, 1871 he married Miss Rebecca Park.  Three children were born of this union, Arthur who died at age 17,  Mrs. Ernest Woodward, who died in 1903, and Edgar, who still lives with his mother.

92. Sue (Leach) McLaughlin, 73, of Owensboro, died Sept. 11, 2011, at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was a retired waitress.  Survivors include a son, Randy Crowley; seven daughters, Tina Robertson, Leesa Hammond, Mary Lou Yerman, Pam Long, Lori Keown, Kelly Sue Ashby and Renee Holt.; a brother, James Leach; and sisters Louise Duckworth and Majorie Andrus.  Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial: Centertown Cemetery, Centertown. Visitation: After 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  She is the daughter of James Leach and Uva Ashby Hobdy.

93. Susannah Leach. Sept 12, 1883. Died near Elm Lick, Ohio County, Mrs. Susannah Taylor in the morning of the 29th of August.  She was born in Ohio County on the 22nd of Jan. 1803, and married Rev. Richard C. Taylor in 1824, with who she lived happily for 58 years, more than half a century.  Few couples are spared to each other for such a long period.  Her father and mother came to this state from Maryland.  Her name before marriage was Leach, daughter of Leonard Leach.  In her youth, long distances intervened between settlements, immense canebrakes and tangled meshes of undergrowth characterized the forest and landscapes. In her youth those forest stretched away for miles and miles, undeterred by a single house or clearing.  In her old age numerous farms, towns, churches and school houses occupy their stead. What wonderful changes have occurred in the long period of years over which her memory could wander.  She professed religion before marriage and was probably a member of the church for 60 years, her life was pure and noble.  She was ever kind and affectionate to all, exemplifying her Christian profession by a steadfast obedience to all the commands of God.  She labored faithfully in the Master's vineyard, and has been called to her reward.  Of a truth, it might be said, a mother in Israel has gone to the sunny banks of eternal deliverance, there to greet the master, whom she loved to serve, and the friends, children and husband who preceded her.  She was laid in the graveyard on the old farm called the Brickhouse Place, this place was her home for a long period of years.  She was followed to her tomb by a large concourse of people, all sad and sorrowing that this was the last opportunity they would have of gazing upon the features of one they all loved so well, she was the mother of eight children, six of whom are living, and to whom would say, mourn not for her, for she has laid off the mortal body that frail with old age, and clothed herself in the immortal vigor of her Redeemer's Kingdom.

Hartford Herald, Sept. 5, 1883.  Mrs. Susan Taylor, widow of the Rev. R. C. Taylor of Cromwell precinct died on the 29th of old age and infirmity.   She was a native of the county and had lived here all her life.  Her maiden name was Leach.  She was an excellent Christian lady, a kind mother, a good neighbor and was loved and honored by all who knew her.

94. Sylvia Rae Leach "Mickey" Horton, 76, of Owensboro died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Owensboro Center. She was born July 5, 1938, in Daviess County to the late Oscar Carlisle Leach and Hazel Miles Leach. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Temple Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. "Charlie" Horton on Dec. 3, 2012; and brothers Max and Bobby Leach. She is survived by her son, Brian Horton (Dolly) of Sorgho; a daughter, Carey Roberts of Owensboro; four grandchildren, Brad Roberts (fiancee, Danielle), Neil Roberts, Michael Rice (Nicole) and Kevin Rice (Ed Merritt); six great-grandchildren, Tawny, Justice, Tanner, Jasper, Spencer and Dylan; brothers Don Leach (Barbara) and Allen "Kenny" Leach, both of Owensboro; sisters-in-law Pat Leach, Madalena Leach, Alice Horton and Anna Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services and entombment were in Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro. James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

95. Talbot Leach. Hartford Weekly Herald, Wednesday, Feb 9, 1887, p 3, col 2; Another old land-mark is gone. Uncle Talbot Leach is dead. He died Saturday night after a short illness, at the residence of his son, W. B. Leach, and was buried Sunday at the old homeplace.

96. Vergie H. Leach, 91, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Professional Care Health & Rehab. She was born May 30, 1922, to the late Robert and Annie Stewart Schroader. She was of the Baptist faith and had owned and operated Leach's Grocery in the Sunnydale community of Ohio County. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Vivian Leach; grandson Gregg Mandeville; and brother Ira Schroader. Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Tommy) Tinsley; two grandsons, Randall and Rick Tinsley; four great-grandchildren, Kady, Connor and Morgan Tinsley and James Mandeville Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, conducted by the Revs. David Embry and Larry Embry. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after noon Sunday at the funeral home.

97.  Virginia Lucille (Leach) Briggs, 93, of Beaver Dam died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Morgantown Care and Rehab Center. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Charles Sapp; and a daughter, Vivian Taylor. Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam. Burial: Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation: From 3:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday.


98. Vonnie Belle Tooley Leach, 93, of Hartford, passed away on Wednesday, 5-8-2013 at Professional Care & Rehab Center. She was born in Muhlenberg County on 12-12-1919 to the late James W. Tooley and Martha Louiza Gates Tooley. Mrs. Leach retired from Montpelier Glove Factory after 43 years of service. She was a member of the Hartford United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Leach in 1975, two brothers, Charles Tooley and Estill Tooley, and three sisters, Lucille Brown, Stella Rice and Leola Litton. Survivors include two sons, Charles A. Leach, III (Mary Margaret) of Shelbyville, TN and Kenneth D. Leach (Karen) of Mukilteo, WA; one daughter, Anna L. Render (Jerry) of Centertown, KY and three grandchildren, Robert Render of Lexington, KY, Todd Render (Becky) of Orlando, FL and Jared Leach of Mukilteo, WA.

99. Walter D. Leach, Jr., 78, of Granite City, Illinois, formerly of Beaver Dam, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born in Ohio County, Kentucky on December 7, 1934 to the late Walter Leach and Thelma Moorman Leach. He was employed by Light Logistics Trucking Company and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by one son, Robin F. Leach and one brother, Jerry Leach. 
Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Bush of Emmerson, Georgia and Yolanda Forister of Dallas, Georgia; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marion Leach of Beaver Dam and John Leach of Beaver Dam and one sister, Sharron Wilson of Beaver Dam. A memorial service for Mr. Walter D. Leach will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Liberty United Methodist Church in Beaver Dam. Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the Liberty United Methodist Church, 2433 Liberty Road in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. The family request that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Ohio County Equestrian, Inc., 819 Davis Road, Beaver Dam, KY 42320. Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is assisting the Leach family with the arrangements.

100. Wanda D. Leach, 85, of Rosine, passed away, Friday, February 8, 2013 at her residence. She was born March 30, 1927 in Rosine, KY to the late Homer T. and Pearl Probus Leach. She attended Rosine Baptist Church in Rosine and was a homemaker. Survivors include several nieces and nephewsFuneral service will be held at 12:00PM, Monday, February 11, 2013 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, with Rev. Jay Raymond officiating. Burial will be in Hatler-Leach Cemetery near Horse Branch. Visitation will be from 9AM until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

101. Wanda Leach JacksonFRANKLIN - Wanda R. Jackson, 82, of Franklin, formerly of Owensboro, died Saturday June 21, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Hospital. She was born Aug. 21, 1931 in Muhlenberg County to Brooks and Betty Wilcox Leach. She was a member of Franklin First United Methodist Church. Wanda was employed by Wal-Mart for the past 13 years, and enjoyed quilting and embroidering. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jackson. Survivors include her sons, William and Charles Jackson; a daughter, Karen Gail Miller; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Jerrie Shoemaker and Mickey Yancey. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.


102. Wavy Scott Leach. October 8, 1994. Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) BEAVER DAM - Wavy Scott Leach, 86, of 2998 Liberty Road, Beaver Dam, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 1994, at Ohio County Hospital in Hartford. He was born at Cromwell in Ohio County; was a member of Slaty Creek Baptist Church at Prentiss and a member of Cromwell Lodge No. 692, F.& A.M. He was a home builder and worked several years in the coal mines. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Leach. Survivors include his wife, Mary Leach; two sons, Glenn Leach and Larry Leach.

103. William Bradley Leach. Brady Leach, 74, formerly of Beaver Dam, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday at Paducah hospital. A veteran of World War 1, he was a member of the Cromwell Masonic Lodge, the Order of Eastern Star, and Woodmen of the World. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Allen of Paducah; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, J.H. Leach of Beaver Dam. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, conducted by the Rev. Arnett Williams, pastor of Concord Baptist Church.  Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery. The William L. Danks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

104. William Brooks Leach. 1853 newspaper article, Ohio County, states: "William Leach age 88, born in Maryland, died, January 12, of old age, parents John and Nancy Leach."

105. William Crown Leach. Hartford Republican, December 25, 1908. Mr. Will Crown Leach who lived alone about six miles east of town, was found dead in his yard last Monday evening.  From all appearances he had been dead for some time.  He was last seen on Saturday.  Coroner Allen held an inquest and the verdict of the jury was to the effect that deceased came to his death from natural causes.  The burial was at Milton Taylor graveyard.

106. William Powell Leach. Hartford Herald, 29 March 1916. Mr. W. P. Leach, a prominent citizen of Ohio County was killed Saturday evening about seven o'clock when a bullet from his own rifle bored through him.  The accident occurred at Mr. Leach's home near Sanderfur's Crossing when he attempted to take his rifle from an old fashioned gun rack.  It is thought that he saw a dog among his sheep and went for his gun. He took the rifle from the rack with the muzzle towards him and it discharged when the trigger hung on the rack. The bullet entered his left side, near the heart, and came out the back a few inches lower. There was no one in the room at the time, but his wife rushed into the room when she heard the report and was first to appear upon the scene of the tragedy.  Mr Leach was 63 years old at the time of his death and was one of the most prominent men of his section. He was a brother-in-law to Mr. P. B. Taylor, of Hartford, and leaves a wife, three sons and one daughter surviving.  Funeral services were conducted at Liberty Wednesday afternoon by Rev. W. C. Frank, assisted by Rev. B. W. Napier. Burial followed in the Liberty burying grounds. A large number of friends attended the funeral and burial.

107. Willis R. Leach, Jr., 81, of Bowling Green died May 23, 2017 with his family by his side. 

Will proudly served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. After retiring, he made a career at the U.S. Postal Service, devoted time to the American Legion Post 23, Bowling Green Masonic Lodge #73 F&AM and ran his beloved farm with pristine care. He was an active member of Three Springs Baptist Church, where he worshipped and was most proud of his salvation and the Lord he served. 

Will is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Elaine Leach, three daughters; Penny Fields (Mark), Cindy Holman (Greg) and Kimberly Hunt, his brother Logan Leach and two sisters; Beverly Hiatt and Joan Tomblinson. He also leaves behind six grandchildren; Shane Fields, Sarah Wick, Lacey Doyle, Ben Holman, Erika Hunt and Zack Hunt. One grandson, Jeff York and one great grandson, Owen Wick, will greet him in heaven. One of Will's greatest joys was entertaining his 9 great grandchildren on the farm with golf cart rides, bonfires and afternoons of swimming. He was the strong, no nonsense patriarch, but also the safe, comfy lap that held his grandkids and great grandkids. Will loved his family and friends fiercely and will be truly missed. 

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel with burial to follow in Bowling Green Gardens. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. and Saturday from 9:00 until 11:00 A.M. Masonic services will be 7:00 P.M. Friday evening at the funeral home.