Mildred Gourley

Mildred E. Watson Gourley, 87, of Madison, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Saluda Township in Jefferson County, to Ira and Iva Smith Watson. She was a 1945 graduate of Hanover High School. She moved to Rushville in 1946 and was united in marriage to George Thomas Fritter. She moved back to Jefferson County in 1949. She was first employed with Meese Manufacturing in Madison and then began a 30-year career with Joyce Shoe Factory in Madison. She was united in marriage in 1953 to Emmett D. Gourley. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Madison. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and piecing quilts.

She is survived by one son, Steven L. Fritter of Madison; one grandson; one granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett D. "Kilowatt" Gourley, whom she married May 23, 1953, and who died Oct. 7, 1997; her parents; five brothers, Ty Watson, Albert Watson, Floyd Watson, Paul Watson and Harry "Bud" Watson; and seven sisters, Myrtle Brown, Arneta Butler, Mary Burch, Dorothy Taulman and three infant sisters.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Caledonia Cemetery Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



John Riley

John Larry Riley, 65, of Seymour, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at his residence.

He was born July 23, 1948, in Cannelton, IN, to John and Naomi Throop Riley. He was an Army veteran. He retired as engineering team manager with Valeo Sylvania. He was a member of the Post 89 of the American Legion. He enjoyed pre-historic archaeology, golfing, hunting, and fishing. He had many friends in the Madison area.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Jordan Riley, whom he married Feb. 14, 1982; four children, Cara O'Connell, John Tong II, Monica Boyer and Catherine Sauer; one brother, Kenneth Riley; two sisters, Mary Taylor and Debbie Sherbahn; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Naomi Throop Riley Wilson; and one brother, David W. Riley.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Voss Chapel in Seymour. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, Post 89 of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Post 47, and Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.

Online condolences can be sent to obits@vossfuneralservice.com.