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Obituaries 4-3-14

Chriss Collins

Chriss Collins, 83, of Rising Sun, passed away at 1:57 a.m. Saturday, March 29th, 2014, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born in Hazzard, Kentucky, on January 17th, 1931, the son of the late Burley Collins and Mollie (Gibson) Sizemore. He worked as a mechanic for United Trucking Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, and also had worked for the Ohio County Highway Department.

Chriss was the widower of Betty June (Guy) Collins who passed away in 1998.

Survivors include his two daughters, Terry Lee Gilreath and Chrissta Dilts, both of Rising Sun; his son, Larry Collins (Debbie) of Rising Sun; his two stepdaughters, Dottie Hayes of Clarksville, Tennessee and Phyllis Dalhover of Covington, Kentucky; his four stepsons, James Dalhover and Michael Dalhover, both of Florence, Kentucky, John Dalhover of Burlington, Kentucky, and James Dalhover of Cincinnati, Ohio; his sister, Hallie Sizemore of Cincinnati, Ohio; his three brothers, Bob Brigmon of Lawrenceburg, Pearl Sizemore of Hyden, Kentucky, and Robert Sizemore of Fort Wayne; by special friend Jean Miller of Rising Sun; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 2nd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial donations may be made to the Ohio County Rescue or Rising Sun Fire Department. marklandfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Gourley

Mildred E. Watson Gourley, 87, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, at 2:50 a.m. at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. 

She was born January 2nd, 1927, in Saluda Township in Jefferson County, the loving daughter of the late Ira and Iva Smith Watson. She was a 1945 graduate of Hanover High School in Hanover.

Mildred moved to Rushville in 1946 and was united in marriage to George Thomas Fritter. This union was blessed with one son, Steven.

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.

Mildred was united in marriage on May 23rd, 1953, to Emmett D. Gourley at the St. John's United Church of Christ in Madison. They enjoyed 44 years of marriage until his death on October 7th, 1997.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in downtown Madison. Mildred enjoyed sewing, gardening and piecing quilts.

Mildred will be missed by her loving son, Steven L. Fritter and his wife, Glenda of Madison; her grandson, Lewis Fritter and his wife, Alicia of Florence; her granddaughter, Mary Fritter McCarty and her husband, Eric of Salt Lick, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Iva Smith Watson; her husband of 44 years, Emmett D. "Kilowatt" Gourley, on October 7th, 1997; her brothers, Ty, Albert, Floyd, Paul, and Harry "Bud" Watson; her sisters, Myrtle Brown, Arneta Butler, Mary Burch, Dorothy Taulman and three unnamed infant sisters. 

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 6th, at 1:30 p.m., by Pastor Ron Lee at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.

Friends may call Saturday from 4-7 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledonia Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

J. C. Rowe

J. C. Rowe, 78, of Hanover, formerly of Madison, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.

He was born April 23rd, 1935, in Saylersville, Kentucky, the son of Charlie and Mattie Back Rowe. He was raised in the Saylersville community and graduated school there. He then attended Eastern Kentucky State College. J. C. was inducted into the U.S. Army in December, 1958, and rose to the rank of Private First Class. He was honorably discharged in March, 1960.

On August 19th, 1960, he was united in marriage to Janice June Halcomb in Whitesburg, Kentucky. This happy union of 53 years was blessed with a son, Ian, and two daughters, Aloda and Martha. He moved to the Madison community 39 years ago. He was employed with Reliance Electric in Madison for 35 years and had worked early in life as a logger and hauling coal. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed coon hunting and horses. He was a member of the Clifty Creek Saddle Club and had help to found this organization. He also held membership in the Clifty Swinger's Square Dancers.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Janice June Halcomb Rowe of Milton, Kentucky; his son, Ian Rowe and wife Dawn of Madison; his daughters, Aloda Hendren of Madison and Martha Leffew of Madison; his grandchildren, Brenden, Leffew, Charlie Burton and Devin Rowe; his great-grandchildren, Connor, Josh, Dawson and Troy; his brothers, Harlan Rowe and wife Stella of Saylersville, Kentucky, Hanson Rowe and wife Michael of Saylersville, Kentucky; his sisters, Reita Hoenigman of Sandusky, Ohio, Wanda Mullins of Florida, Ellave Holbrooks and husband, W.C. of Castellia, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charlie D. Rowe and Rollie B. Rowe; and his sister, Martha Ellen Moore.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 31st, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Reverend Adam Faulkner officiating. Interment was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with full military honors conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

A final salute was conducted Monday, March 31st, at the funeral home by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Research or Point of Grace Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay,com.

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