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Nova Louise Courtney, 96
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Rock Island resident and Van Buren County native Nova Louise Courtney, 96, was born Nov. 21, 1925 and died Sept. 28, 2022 at her residence following an extended illness.           

A homemaker and member of Friendship the Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Hattie Walker Jones. She was married to Richard Courtney on Nov. 3, 1951 who preceded her in death on June 13, 2007. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, Myrtle Young, Charlie Jones, Josie Sanders, Rosie Martin Hitchcock, Elbert Jones, Minnie Belle Donalson, Raymond Lee Jones and Toll Jones.

Ms. Courtney is survived by brothers-in-law, Darrold (Sharon) Courtney and Leslie (Judy) Courtney, both of Oklahoma; a host of nieces, nephews and other family members whom she cherished; and special caregivers, Bernita Myers, Rhonda Barnes, Cheryl Wamsley, Jennifer York, Freda Hennessee, Taylan Hobbs, Debbie McDowell and Beckee Bell.

Graveside service and interment will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Friendship Cemetery in Warren County with Bryan Jones officiating. No service or visitation will be held at High’s. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.  

Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) September 30, 2022