OAKLANDCITY - Funeral services for Merle O. Barrett,
56, who died Tuesday, will be Thursday at at Lamb Funeral Home with the Rev.
Robert Williams officiating. Burial will be in MontgomeryCemetery.
Other survivors include his stepfather, Manfred Corn; three
stepbrothers, Maurice Corn, and Forest Corn, both of OaklandCity, and Floyd Corn, Winslow.
Friends may call at the funeral home today.
Masonic services will be conducted at today at the funeral home.
ENOS COAL OFFICIAL, MERLE BARRETT, DIES
Merle O. Barrett, 56, a prominent GibsonCounty resident, died at his home at 523 W. Columbia St., Oakland City, at today following a two-year illness.
He was born in Gibson County April 9 1907, and had been a resident of OaklandCity his entire life.
He was purchasing agent for Enos coal
Co., for 36 years; was a member of the Oakland City Town Board of Trustees from
1910 through 1943; a member of Oakland City masonic
Lodge No. 467; member of First Methodist Church; secretary and member of the
board of directors of the Oakland City-Columbia Township School Holding co.,
Inc. since 1954; was editor of the Enos Echo, a
company magazine, and wrote a column entitled "Humanistic" for the
Pike County Dispatch; taught a Sunday school class for a number of years, and
was manager of the Enos basketball team.
Survivors are the widow, Janet; a daughter, Becky, and a son,
Randy, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Mollie Corn of OaklandCity; and a brother, Maurice Barrett of OaklandCity.
The body is at Lamb Funeral Home pending completion of
arrangements. Friends may call at the funeral home after Wednesday. Anyone wishing to do so
may make donations to the Cancer Society in his memory.