Obituaries for the week of 10/20/2005

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Harry Courtney

Harry Courtney, 88, of Vevay, passed away Monday, October 17th, at Hanover Nursing Center.
He was born November 14th, 1916, in Madison, the son of Samuel and Lydia Ann (Haskell) Courtney, who both preceded him in death. He served a brief stint in the U.S. Army. He was a commercial fisherman since the age of seven, retiring at the age of 80. He moved to Switzerland County in 1951, residing near Markland. He also worked for the Town of Vevay Police Department as a patrolman in 1964. In the 1950’s he served as a guard for Deputy U.S. Marshal Deb Loos. In the 1930’s and 1940’s he owned Devil’s Backbone in Jefferson County. He also worked security for Kentucky Utilities Ghent Power Plant in Ghent, Kentucky through the 19880’s. He loved to fish, hunt, and build fishing nets and boats.
He was united in marriage to Glenna Frances Stoner on June 3rd, 1939, in Madison. Unto this union one son, Patrick Wayne, arrived to bless their home.
Survivors include his son, Patrick Wayne Courtney and wife Debbie of Madison; his granddaughter, Megan Enfinger; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Glenna Courtney April 8th, 1989; and his brothers, Freddie and Sam Courtney, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Howard V. Bell at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home in Madison. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison with a flag presentation at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morganwebsternay.com.

Gordon Barton

Gordon Earl “Gordy” Barton, 39, of Tague Road, Vevay, passed away Monday, October 17th, at the home of a relative near Vevay.
He was born March 4th, 1966, in Fort Wayne, the son of Theil M. “Sonny” and Roberta J. (Scudder) Barton. He was a 1984 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School in Columbia City, Indiana. He resided in Sedro Wooley, Washington for seven years and was a meat cutter at Shank’s Meats in Everrett, Washington. In 1999, he moved back to Patriot and was employed at the DGC Plastic Moldings in East Enterprise until it closed in 2004. Until his death he worked construction with Richard Scudder. He enjoyed music, drawing, coin collecting and gardening.
Survivors include his mother, Roberta J. Barton of Patriot; his sisters, Barbara Barrett of Auburn, Indiana and Julie Coe of Florence, Kentucky; his brothers, Daniel Barton of Vevay, Frank Barton of Arcole, Indiana, and James Barton of Snohomish, Washington; his paternal grandmother, Marjorie Schaefer of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; five uncles; five aunts; six nieces and nine nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Theil M. “Sonny” Barton on August 21st, 2000.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Wayne Edwards at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in the New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Friends may call from noon until service time today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Mary Lou Ballard

Mary Lou (Webster) Ballard, 71, of Bud Ballard Road, near Florence, passed away Thursday, October 13th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born May 5th, 1934, in Warsaw, Kentucky, the daughter of Howard and Louise (Covington) Webster, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in the Florence community and resided there most of her life. She was a packer and gauger for Anchor Glass in Lawrenceburg, retiring in 1996. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and cooking. She was a member of the Florence Church of Christ.
She was united in marriage to Paul Norman Ballard on September 15th, 1951, by Reverend Walter Peters in Vevay. He passed away September 26th, 1985.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Sullivan of Vevay and Brenda Dilts and husband Rickie of Florence; her sons, Paul Ballard and wife Ruby of Sunman and Don Ballard of Florence; her grandchildren, Angie, Lori, Andrew, Jason, Katie, Rickie, Kyle, Trent, Robbie and Robin; her great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Tori, Caije, Kylee, Kendall, Bree, Levi, Bradon and Kendall; her sisters, Della Mae Dowers of Aurora, Dorothy Fay Saylor of Lawrenceburg, Joyce Markland of Aurora, and Barb Huddleston of Lawrenceburg; and her brother, Harold Webster of Greendale.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Sue Ballard on December 8th, 1962; her grandson, Paul “Bud” Ballard on September 26th, 1985; and her brother, Donald Webster.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 18th, by Reverend Melvin Barrows at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in the Florence Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Wilma Glenn

Wilma Louise Glenn, 86, of Vevay, formerly of East Enterprise, passed away Thursday, October 13th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born August 15th, 1919, in Madison County near Anderson, the daughter of Walter and Emma (Brown) Russell. She was employed by General Motors Corporation in Anderson for many years, working in the Guide Lamp Division as an inspector, retiring in 1967. She had resided in the East Enterprise community since 1967, moving to Vevay in 1993. She attended the Milton Wesleyan Holiness Church in Milton, Kentucky for many years and was now a member of the Ebenezer Wesleyan Holiness Church in Moorefield. She had been in ill health with cancer for the past several years. She enjoyed her friends, her church and baking delicious cakes.
She was united in marriage on November 8th, 1941, to John O. Glenn. They enjoyed over 50 years of marriage until his death on May 28th, 1992.
Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Hall of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Mary Shaul and Alice Arnold; her brothers, William, Lester and Harry Russell; and her granddaughter, Michelle Rene Glenn.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 15th, by Reverend David Dicken at Ebenezer Wesleyan Holiness Church. Burial was in the Caledonia Cemetery near Moorefield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledonia Cemetery Association or Ebenezer Wesleyan Holiness Church. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

A.J. Jones

A.J. Jones, 76, of Ashland City, Tennessee, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Sunday, October 16th, at Veterans Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
He was born October 3rd, 1929, in Chevrolet, Kentucky. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was retired from the trucking industry. He resided in Switzerland County for 15 years and moved to Tennessee six years ago.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Christine Eads Jones; his sons, Steven Jones and wife Lynn of Raleigh, North Carolina, Donald Bruce Jones of Mansfield, Ohio, and Joseph Jones and wife Jacki of Moores Hill, Indiana; his daughter, Dawn Risner of Mansfield; his brothers, Joe Jones and wife Sylvia of Indianapolis, James Jones and wife Carolyn, Jerry Jones and wife Alice, Johnny Jones and wife Shirley, and Sammy Jones and wife Teresa, all of Ashland City; his sisters, Eva Clark and husband Ben of Hulen, Kentucky and Sue Cooper and husband Coop of Ashland City; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Carl E. Jones; and his sister, Queena Faye Walker.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 19th, by Brother Mike Dankson at Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in Ashland City. Burial was in the Church Cemetery there with full military rites conducted at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. Cheatham County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.