Shawn Brabant Sr.

Shawn Patrick Brabant Sr., 44, of near Moorefield, Indiana, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at his home.

He was born Feb. 2, 1974, in Cincinnati, to Kenneth Russell and Linda Lee Lapp Stotridge. He was raised in Harrison, Ohio, where he was a 1992 graduate of the William Henry Harrison High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force Sept. 4, 1992, and was honorably discharged Dec. 28, 1994. He worked in the tool and dye department for Cincinnati Incorporated for eight years. He worked alongside his father for Russell Footings in Aurora, Indiana, for several years. He worked for Cincinnati Chimney & Masonry for several years and was also a lumberjack. He was a member of Rebels Motorcycle Club and the Yeager-Benson Memorial American Legion Post #199 of Harrison. He was also a member of Church of God in Harrison. He was a handyman and enjoyed hunting, riding and tinkering with motorcycles and cars. He also enjoyed model cars and collecting antiques, especially tools, oil lamps and signs.

He is survived by his wife, Kasey Ann Drockelman Brabant of near Moorefield; two daughters, Madison Harley Brabant and Winter Lee Brabant of near Moorefield; one son, Shawn Patrick Brabant Jr. of Mason, Ohio; his mother and stepfather, Linda Lee Lapp and Clyde Stotridge, of near Moorefield; his father and stepmother, Kenneth and Beth “Missy” Russell, of Aurora; two sisters, Mary Volz of Moores Hill, Indiana, and Chanda Russell of Aurora; three brothers, Kenny “Snoop” Brabant of Brookville, Indiana, Christopher Russell of Aurora and William Brabant of Howell, Michigan; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Alicia Brabant.

Funeral services with full military rites will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Shawn Patrick Brabant Sr. Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

Geneva Bruce

Geneva Williams Bruce, 87, of Commiskey, Indiana, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

She was born Dec. 21, 1931, in Grayson County, Kentucky, to Archie and Zadia Wilkerson Williams. She was raised in the Chelsea, in the Saluda, Indiana, community and graduated from Saluda High School. She had worked for several years as a secretary at Kiefaber Company in Madison and later for the Jefferson County Probation Office and Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation. She was a member of New Bethel Church near Chelsea. She enjoyed car racing, horse racing and helping her husband with the race horses. Her family remembers fondly her Sunday dinners, going to flea markets and yard sales.

She is survived three sons, Mark Bruce of Commiskey, Indiana, Marty Bruce of Seymour, Indiana, Jerry Bruce of Florida; one daughter, Dena Bruce of Florida; one brother, Chasteen Williams of Madison; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Bruce; her parents; and one brother, Doug Williams.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in New Bethel Cemetery in Chelsea, Indiana.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the New Bethel Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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C.W. Courtney

C.W. Courtney Jr., 62, of Bedford, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at the Baptist Health Louisville.

He was born on June 8, 1956 in Louisville, to C.W. Courtney Sr. and Dorothy King Courtney.

He had worked as a carpenter in the building construction industry. He loved to hunt and play music in his spare time.

He is survived by two sons, John W. Courtney of Louisville and Joe Courtney of Carrollton, Kentucky; a daughter, Jennifer Walker of Carrollton, Kentucky, two step-daughters, Nicki Beckham and Lacy Brawner, both of Ghent; two brothers, Ernie Courtney of Turners Station, Kentucky, and Ronnie Courtney of Carrollton; a sister, Donna Spence of Carrollton and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, and a son, Jimmy Lee Courtney.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home to assist the family with expenses.

Gary Dermon

Gary Lee Dermon, 59, of Ghent, Kentucky, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, Kentucky.

He was born Sept.18, 1959, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to Richard E. and Evelyn Lee Day Dermon. He worked for over 30 years as a machinist at the former Dayton-Walther Co. and most recently was a security guard with Allied Protection Services at the Kentucky Utilities Ghent Generating Station in Ghent. He also previously attended Whites Run Baptist Church and enjoy playing baseball and softball.

He is survived by two daughters, Aubrey Dermon of Ghent and Briana Dermon of Carrollton; his mother of Carrollton; one brother, Clayton Dermon of Ghent; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

There will be a celebration of life at 1 p.m. Saturday at Whites Run Baptist Church in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to The American Diabetes Association.

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ramona Jackson

Ramona Kay Jackson, 53, of Greenwood died Jan. 14, 2019. Memorial services are pending with Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory.

Lee Stewart

Lee A. Stewart, 56, of Worthville, Kentucky, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 16, 1962 in Ashland, Kentucky, to Curtis L. and Gladys (Adkins) Lee. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a bachelor of science degree in structural engineering. He was a retired Kentucky State trooper and worked for CSX Railroad for 20 years. He was a member of the Catholic church in Fort Thomas, Kentucky and enjoyed motorcycles and golf. On Dec. 28, 2018, he was united in marriage to Allison Lynne Bolton in Sevier County, Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Christopher Stewart of Crestview Hills, Kentucky; three stepsons: Justin, Jeremy and John Bolton, all of Worthville; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

No services are planned at this time.

Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

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