James Adron Walden

James Walden 92 of Elizabethtown, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Baptist Health Hardin. He was a native of Harlan County, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a 46 year member of Gilead Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee and Deacon for many years. He retired from Signal Delivery and later Hardin County Schools. He drove the bus for Hardin County Special Olympics and the Central Hardin Boys Basketball team. Jim loved taking care of his yard and garden. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Vivian Walden; a grandson, Robby Ash and two sisters, Mildred Turner and Judy Givans. He is survived by two daughters, Elannette (Donnie) Baker and Stephanie (David) Mackey all of Elizabethtown; one sister, Virginia Arnold of Bowling Green; three grandchildren, Clarissa Mackey, Sawyer Mackey and Alexandra Mackey; two step grandchildren, Kali (Allyssa) Buchanan and Brandt-Evan (Kara) Baker; two step great grandsons, Kohen Buchanan and Theoden Ray Baker and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gilead Baptist Church with Pastor Rio Taylor, Pastor Connor Anderson and Bro. Dan Durham officiating. Burial will follow in Glendale Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and continue from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Gilead Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gilead Baptist Church


Thursday, February 25, 2021 starting at 11:00 AM
Gilead Baptist Church