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Phillip W. "Bud" Forney, 83, resident of Markleville, passed away Oct. 23, 2017, at Community Hospital of Anderson.
He was born May 22, 1934, in Mechanicsburg, the son of James E. and Lilith Cox Forney. He attended Middletown High School and was self-employed in farming for many years.
He was a member of the Middletown, Mechanicsburg and Markleville Masonic Lodges and received the "Award of Gold" for his memberships. He was a member of the Murat Shrine of Indianapolis and the Madison County Shrine Club.
He loved tractor shows and antique car shows. He was an FFA booster for Pendleton Heights and was a pioneer in cutting edge soil and conservation farming.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James L., Wilburn E., and Kenneth E. Forney; and sisters, Betty Young, Bonnie Smith, Virginia Ann Douglas and Freda Mixon.
Survivors are his children, Dean Forney (Darla) of Markleville, Darrell Forney of Okemas, Michigan, and Tina Byer (Chris) of Markleville; the mother of his children, Carolyn Sue Harless of Markleville; two sisters, Lula Mae Godbey of Pendleton and Carolyn Offer (Dick) of Georgia; grandchildren: Adam Forney, Eric Forney, Nathan Byer, Destiny Henderson and Ian Forney; and great-grandchildren, Kenna Henderson and Liam Henderson.
A Celebration of his life with Masonic services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown. Burial will follow in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon until the time of the services on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the doners choice.
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The Ballard family is honored to celebrate the life of "Bud" with family and friends.
Published on October 24, 2017
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