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Jun 15 1956

Earl Curtis, 72, a retired farmer residing on R. R. 5, Mt. Vernon, succumbed to 18 months illness at his home at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (14 Jun 1956).


Mr. Curtis suffered a paralytic stroke a year and a half ago.  He had been critically ill since a second stroke a week ago.


A native of Posey county, son of James B. Curtis who came here from South Carolina, and Mary Zero Curtis, who was born in South Marrs township, the late deceased had spent his lifetime in the vicinity of Mt. Vernon except for five years residence in Kentucky.


The body is at Weisinger funeral Home.


It will remain there through the funeral service set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Weisinger chapel.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.  Rev. Floyd S. Stephens, South Mt. Vernon Parish minister, will conduct the services.


Death severed martial bonds of 46 years.  Surviving are the wife, Nee Rose Weatherford; a son, Herdis M. Curtis, Centerville Station, Ill; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Ricketts, Mt. Vernon, and five grandchildren.

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Originally submitted by Betty Sellers