Bertha Alice Browning, 79, of Vevay, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, September 3rd, 2011, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
She was born December 11th, 1931, in Vevay, the daughter of Elmer and Henrietta (Hackman) Martin Browning, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Vevay where she attended school and resided all of her life. She also attended the Career Center in Versailles for nursing. She retired as a press operator for Grote Manufacturing in Madison. She was a former employee of Randall Textron in Vevay and U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Starker and husband Rick of Vevay; her son, Myron Browning and wife Lori of Vevay; her grandchildren, Emily, Ashley, Courtney and Claire; her great-grandchildren, Hailey, Trinity, Kadyn, Kennedy and Faith; her sisters, Leo Jester of Vevay and Irma Fivecoats of Westport; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Terence “Terry” Browning; her brothers, Arthur “Buddy” Browning and Loren “Dodie” Browning;’ her sister, Jeanette Griffin; and her half brothers, Harold and Benjamin Martin.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge Tuesday, September 6th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. VFW Auxiliary services were held Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Robert Courtney, Jr.
Robert Donald “Bobby Don” Courtney, Jr., 61, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 6:06 a.m. Monday, September 5th, 2011, at the VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
He was born September 22nd, 1949, in Madison, the son of Robert Donald Courtney, Sr., and Edna Louise (Cook) Burns. He was raised in Switzerland County where he attended school and resided most all of his life. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on June 28th, 1968, serving during the Vietnam War, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably discharged on February 2nd, 1973. He was employed for several years with Legge & Associates in Aurora. He was employed for several years by Randy Ricketts in Vevay. He was a member of Vevay American Legion Post 185. He will be remembered for his love of hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his mother, Edna (Cook) Burns of Madison; his brother, Barry Courtney of Sardinia, Ohio; his sisters, Diana Kay Turner of Madison, Sharon Maiden and husband Edward of Scipio and Melissa Burnett of Madison; his nieces and nephews, Allen Fox, Stacey Withers, Patricia Baker, Dustin Payne, Angela Hamilton and Jack Slovenski.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Donald Courtney, Sr.; his grandparents, Tom and Maggie Cook and Reverend Leland and Myra Courtney.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Mike Stephens at 1 p.m. Friday, September 9th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay VFW Post 5396 and Vevay American Legion Post 185. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post 185 Relief Fund or to his family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Joan K. Braley Morrison, 49, of Indianapolis, formerly of Hanover, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana.
She was born July 30th, 1962, in Seymour, the daughter of Harold D. and Marilyn Maschino Braley. She was raised in the Jefferson County community since the age of nine and was a 1980 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.
She was united in marriage to Brian Morrison and they shared 19 years of marriage together. This union was blessed with a son, Ryan, and a daughter, Angel.
She later attended Ivy Tech Community College for one year. She had worked for Clifty Inn for 19 years as the kitchen manager and Staples in Indianapolis for 11 years as the assistant manager. She enjoyed reading, computeers, motorcycles, and spending time with her dogs.
Survivors include her companion, Tim Gill of Indianapolis; her daughter, Angel R. Morrison of Indianapolis; her father and stepmother, Harold D. and Janet Braley of Madison; her brother, David D. Braley and wife Cari of Madison; her niece, Kendra Braley of Madison; her stepdaughter, Deeanna Bridgewater and husband Travis of Putnamville, Indiana; her stepsons, Tim L. Gill of Plainfield and Bob L. Gill of Mooresville; her adopted children, Gus, Molly, George and Betsy of Indianapolis; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her son, Ryan Lee Morrison on June 30th, 2008; her mother, Marilyn Maschino Braley on November 22nd, 2006; and her grandparents, Chester and Grace Moore Maschino and Wiley and Bernice McMartin Braley.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend J.D. Traylor Saturday, September 3rd, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Bethany Cemetery in Deputy followed by a reception at the Riverboat Inn in downtown Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Angel Morrison Education Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Joan Wettering, 76, of Milan, passed away Monday, September 5th, 2011, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
She was born February 12th, 1935, in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Reginald and Effie Mae (Smallwood) Morgan. She retired from Thatcher Glass Company in Lawrenceburg. She enjoyed her grandchildren, fishing, watching hummingbirds and caring for her beloved dogs, Bozwell and Mitzi.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Wettering of Milan; her son, Reggie (Charlene) Honaker of Patriot; her daughters, Rosanna Perkins of California, Gwen Honaker of Lawrenceburg, Janice (Ron) Honaker Pruss of Milan, and Nicole (Jeff) Dickman of Napoleon; her brothers, Kelly Morgan of Princeton, Texas, Frank Morgan of Plano, Texas and Bernie Morgan of Midland, Texas; her sisters, Marilyn Floyd of Hazelhurst, Georgia, Cathy Powell and Nancy Kaye Morgan, both of Amarillo, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 9th, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, 707 South Main Street, Milan, with Pastor Charlie Miller officiating. Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery in Milan. Visitation will be today (Thursday, September 8th) from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Ripley County Humane Society.
Jack Ware, Jr.
Jack Wayne Ware, Jr., 34, of Patriot, passed away at 2:48 p.m. Saturday, August 27th, 2011, in Patriot.
He was born June 11th, 1977, in Madison, the son of Jackie Wayne Ware, Sr., and Kathy McCreary Winfrey. He was raised in Patriot and attended Switzerland County High School.
He was united in marriage to Debbie Dawson and they were married for three years.
He was employed for several years by Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun. He also worked construction for several years. He will be remembered for his love of fishing.
Survivors include his father, Jackie Wayne Ware, Sr., of Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother, Kathy McCreary Winfrey of Albertville, Alabama; his daughters, Autumn Brown of Douglas, Alabama, Shelbie Ware and Daisha Ware, both of Patriot; his sons, Jessie Brown of Douglas, Alabama and Collins Ware of Patriot; his brothers, Timmy Ware of Huntsville, Alabama and Daniel Ware of Ohio; his sisters, Rebecca Gonzales of Albertville, Alabama and Jacqueline Ware of Kentucky; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter O. and Mable Marie (Beatty) McCreary and Hurvey “Red” and Pearlie (Johnson) Ware.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Thomas Pate Friday, September 2nd, at Adams Funeral Home in Albertville, Alabama. Interment was in Kilpatrick Cemetery in Albertville. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.