Bobby Abbott

Bobby J. Abbott, 61, of Milton, Kentucky, formerly of Madison, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

He was born Dec. 20, 1957, in Indianapolis to Bennie E. and Frances Evelyn Tindle Abbott.

He moved to the Madison-Milton area about one year ago. He was a maintenance person, working mostly in apartment housing in Indianapolis and Florida.

He is survived by two brothers, Bennie W. Abbott of Milton, Kentucky, and Joseph Abbott of Franklin, Indiana; one sister, Patricia Zahm of Franklin; one daughter, Tina M. White of Greenfield, Indiana; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will not be services at this time. Interment will be held at a later date in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Milton is in charge of arrangements.

Jonnie Davis

Jonnie Lee Cleveland Davis, 82, of Hanover died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana.

She was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Sasakwa, Oklahoma, to William Franklin and Ola Marie Eberle Cleveland. Her family soon moved to Griffin, Indiana, and then to Sewartsville, Indiana. She was a member of First Christian Church in Griffin for several years. She was proud to have graduated from high school in Poseyville, Indiana. She and her husband settled in Griffin soon after marriage and then moved to Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and began raising their family. They both worked at the Uniontown locks and dam. In 1970 they began a career with Newberg Construction, the company that began construction of the Marble Hill Nuclear Plant, where she served as the office manager and executive secretary. She was very civic-minded and helped with many projects and organizations in Jefferson County, including the board of directors of Citizens Bank in Madison, which later became River Valley Financial Bank, where she continued her service. She was a faithful member of Hanover United Methodist Church. She and her husband loved their family heritage in New Harmony and Poseyville communities and had maintained a residence there since 2005. She was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed reading a good book, going on a great shopping adventure, a fierce game of cards, and, occasionally, gambling. She liked athletics and enjoyed playing softball when younger. Her greatest love was babysitting for her grandchildren and being with her great-granddaughters.

She is survived by two daughters, Jane Marie Miller of Zionsville, Indiana, and Jody Lynn Woods of Schererville, Indiana; one son, William Dale Davis of Greendale, Indiana; one brother, Daniel Cleveland of St. Charles, Missouri; one sister, Helen Cleveland Grigsby of Poseyville, Indiana; four grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Lamon Davis, whom she married June 16, 1953, and who died Nov. 11, 2018; her parents; one brother, William Franklin “Pete” Cleveland Jr.; and four sisters, Norma June Cleveland Oakley, Sarah Frances Cleveland Wietbrock, Anita Joyce Cleveland Straw and Rose Marie Cleveland Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

There will be a graveside services at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Poseyville Cemetery in Poseyville.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m and at Werry Funeral Home in Poseyville Sunday from 1 p.m. until the graveside service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hanover United Methodist Church or the New Harmony High School. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com, or at werryfuneralhome@sbcglobal.net

Ardell Garvey

Ardell Dorothy Novak Garvey, 83, of Hanover, Indiana died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

She was born Jan. 17, 1936 in Sarasota, Florida, Peter Paul and Elizabeth Marie Tuggar Novak. Her early life was spent in Geneva, Ohio where she was a graduate of Geneva-Ashtabula High School. She had lived in Jefferson County for more than 50 years and in Hanover since 1986. She married Walter Irving Zdonkewicez in 1954. On March 3, 1964, she married Ralph Leon Garvey. She worked as a Avon sales lady for many years and as a caregiver for many years in several nursing homes. She was a member of the Brooksburg Baptist Church before moving her membership to Hanover Baptist Church. Ardell loved coloring, drawing, needlepoint, cooking, fishing, and crossword puzzles. She was a devoted mother and loving grandma.

She is survived by two daughters, Yvonne Zdonkewicez of Madison and Dorothy Burton of Lexington, Indiana; four sons, Jason Zdonkewicez, Kyle Zdonkewicez, and John Franklin Garvey, all of Madison, Indiana, and Michael Garvey of Vevay, Indiana; one sister, Elizabeth Ann Garvey of Madison; one brother, Robert Novak of Geneva, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 15-great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph Leon Garvey, who died Sept. 4, 2004; two sons, Brook Zdonkewicez and Ty Zdonkewicez, and one brother, Paul Novak.

Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Hanover Chapel. Private interment will follow later in the Vevay Cemetery, 800 East Main Street in Vevay.

Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Hanover Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ardell Garvey Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Jennie Hammers

Jennie “Liz” Hammers, 92, died Feb, 19, 2019.

She was born April 28, 1926, in Westport, Kentucky, to June and Fanny Taylor Gayle. She was a lunchroom manager for Coral Ridge Elementary School, a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church, emcee of Thursday night music, cooked for the Mayor’s Breakfast and became a Kentucky Colonel in 2009. She was loved by many people and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her son, Virgil Richardson; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Violet Fewell, and one brother, Dee Gayle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cody Hammers; one daughter, Patty Armes; four brothers, Jake, Short, and Tom Gayle and Trip Barrickman.

Services will be at noon Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in the chapel of Schoppenhorst Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Burial will be in Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Donations may be made to Charities of Your Choice.

James Scales Jr.

James Donnie Scales Jr., 57, of Deputy, Indiana, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Jerry Smith

Jerome G. “Jerry” Smith, 83, of St. Louis, Missouri, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at St. Lukes Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born Oct. 23, 1935, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was raised in St. Louis and moved to Madison in 1974. He was worked and retired from Madison State Hospital. While living in Madison he was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Madison Elks Lodge No. 524, where he enjoyed working as a bartender. He moved back to St. Louis in 1996 and was a faithful member of St. Luke The Evangelist Catholic Church on Dale Avenue and the Knights of Columbus Lodge, District 4.

He is survived by one daughter, Suzette McDowell of Madison, Indiana; two sisters; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a funeral Mass of Christian Burial service Monday at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in St. Louis with burial to follow.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the local Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Lodge in St. Louis. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Dave Stewart

David B. Stewart, 66, of Hanover died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Sept. 6, 1952, in Madison, to Lindsay W. and Evelyn Maxwell Garrett Stewart. He spent some of his early years in Carroll County and his family later settled in the Kent community in Jefferson County. He was a 1970 graduate of Southwestern High School, where he played baseball. He worked for Ameriform in Carrollton for 34 years, and, for the past 13 years with Arvin Sango in Madison. He was raised and attended the Hopewell United Methodist Church now known as Hopewell Community Church. He was an outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, riding motorcycles, playing softball, basketball and baseball. He also enjoyed mowing and was always willing to help someone with their lawn.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Jackson Stewart of Hanover, whom he married Dec. 8, 1990; his children, Derek Barnes and Lacey Stewart, both of Hanover; three brothers, Michael Stewart of Madison, Pastor James Stewart of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Matt Stewart of Lexington, Indiana; two granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Nancy Jo Stewart, who died 1962.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Hanover Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society for Melanoma Research. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Maria Sullivan

Maria Carmen Garcia Sullivan, 78, of Madison died Wednesday, Feb. 20 2019, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

She was born July 16, 1940, in Zaragoza, Spain, to Tomas Garcia and Maria Gonzalez. She attended school in Spain and was raised Catholic. She was lovingly referred to in her family as “YaYa.” Her husband, Frank, served in the U.S. Air Force and they were stationed in many different areas including France, Germany, Spain, Michigan, Illinois and Florida during his almost 21 yeas of service. After his retirement they settled in Tampa, Florida, and were members of Golden Rod Baptist Church. They lived there for 10 years moving to southern Indiana in 1994. She had a great love of reading as well as gardening, raising flowers and cooking authentic Spanish dishes.

She is survived by one daughter, Sabrina Sullivan of Madison; one brother, Tomas Garcia of Spain; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Thomas Sullivan, RET. MSGT USAF, whom she married March 4, 1960, and, who died Nov. 4, 2016; her parents; and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 1 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Maria Sullivan Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com