Edgar Adams

Edgar Lee Adams, 92, of Brooksburg, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.

He was born in Louisville on Dec. 12, 1927, to Hazel Stone Adams and Harvey Lee Adams. He grew up in Louisville where he worked with his dad on the railroad while living on Rudd Avenue by the Ohio River dike wall. He also spent part of his childhood in Oklahoma with the Indians riding horses, fishing and hunting, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and in Naval Ordinance on Lake Erie where he became a charter boat captain and was a lifeguard at Toledo Beach in his spare time. He bought a marina on the Ohio River near Madison, Indiana, and went on to run Adams Marina for more than 50 years at Brooksburg where he and his son built many boats that are still operating from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes and along the East Coast.

He had delivered newspapers by horseback as a young man to people living in the shantytown along the river, lived through the 1937 flood, of which he had many stories about those trials and tribulations, and built several houses in multiple states for himself and others over the years. He enjoyed exercising, walking daily and watching the river, boats, animals and birds.

He was married twice. He had five children with his first wife, Zelda, and married his second wife, Rosie, after moving to the Madison area.

Survivors include two sons Raymond Adams and Ronald Adams, both of Milton, Kentucky; two daughters, Juanita “Kathy” Humphrey of Madison and Jennifer Jackson of Kent, Indiana; and five grandsons, nine granddaughters; and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 43 years, Rose L. Armstrong Adams, in 2017; a brother, Charlie Adams; a son Robert Lee Adams; and a grandson.

Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Lytle Welty Funeral Homes and Cremation Service in Madison, www.lytlewelty.com.

Pamela Bruner

Pamela Dawn Bruner, 62, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born July 1, 1957, in Madison, to Donald and Verhle Adams Bruner. She graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1975, was a caregiver and bartender and enjoyed her grandchildren and interior decorating,

Survivors include a daughter, April Menning, of Madison; a son, Joshua Scott of Madison; a brother, Randy Bruner, of Hana, Hawaii; a companion, William Thomas of Madison; and four grandchildren and a great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bradley Bruner.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday June 6, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, on Madison’s hilltop. Friends and family may call from 5 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Alliance of Mental Illness. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

Mary Courtney

Mary Helen Couch Courtney, 82, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Friday, May 29, 2020, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.

She was born June 30, 1937, in Clay County, Kentucky, to Ed Couch and Ola Burns Couch. She had worked as a private nurse and caregiver for most of her life. She was a member of the Relevant Church in Carrollton.

She is survived by four grandchildren, Billy Boling, Shannon Boling, Jimmy Boling and Hubert Rice, all of Owenton, Kentucky; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William B. Courtney, and a daughter, Carolyn Rice, on Sept. 29, 2014.

Private memorial services will be held at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Arrangements by Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

Robert Owens

James Robert “Bob” Owens, 81, of Deputy, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at his home in Deputy.

He was born Oct. 16, 1938, on the family farm in Deputy, to James Kenneth and Phyllis Ruth Niccum Owens. He grew up in Deputy and graduated from Deputy High School in 1956 where he was a member of the first graduating class in the new gym. He played basketball throughout high school, attended the Indiana State Business College, served six years in the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the 191st Ordnance Company. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 5, 1967. He was then a traffic manager and scheduler for Morgan Foods for 45 years. In his younger years he attended the Deputy United Methodist Church, was a member of 4-H and was a charter member of the Deputy Volunteer Fire Department. He was a master gardener and enjoyed keeping a pristine home.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Peggy Ann Click Owens of Deputy; a son, Michael Owens of Deputy; a daughter, Gina R. Hardesty of Madison, Indiana; and seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lloyd D. Owens; and two nieces and other family members.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. A final salute will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with full military honors to follow at the graveside by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Deputy Volunteer Fire Department. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Marjorie Reed

Dora Marjorie Lawson Reed, 95, a lifelong resident of Saluda Township in Jefferson County, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana.

She was born on July 4, 1924, at the family home in Saluda Township, to Hallie Holt and Olive Josephine Brooks Lawson. She was a 1942 graduate of the old Saluda High School, worked at the Jefferson Proving Ground early in life, and after marrying worked with her husband and family on their farm and orchard and in the family fruit stand on State Road 62. She was a longtime member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church where she served as the pianist for many years and was also a 73-year member of the Saluda Township Homemakers Association. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, painting and music was always in her home.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Wes Thomas of Hanover; a grandson, Trenton Cory Thomas of Hanover, Indiana; a granddaughter, Dr. Maggie Rose Widmoyer of Frederick, Maryland; her sisters, Jerri Bruner of Newnan, Georgia and Kathleen Lohrig of Madison; and a great grandson, a special cousin, Russell and Faye Reed; her special friend, Ellen Meade, and her Mount Zion Church family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Charles Corbett Reed; her daughter, Mary Jo Reed; a brother, Bob Lawson; and her sisters, Jane Neal and Lynn E. Bohn.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church on South Saluda-Paynesville Road near Hanover. Private committal services will follow at the Reed Family Mausoleum on the family farm in Saluda, Indiana. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and from 9 a.m. until services Friday at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Zion United Methodist Church. Cards are available at funeral home and at the church.