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July 16, 1955


William A. Forkner, 48, Detroit, an executive of Eaton Manufacturing Co., and a brother of Mrs. Raymond Oliver, Mt. Vernon, whom he had visited on several occasions, died yesterday afternoon in Detroit.  A cerebral hemorrhage was fatal.


Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon in Detroit.  Mt. and Mrs. Oliver, will fly to Detroit for the services.


The deceased was a native of Hartford city, Ind.  He was a veteran of World War II.


Surviving in addition to the sister in Mt. Vernon are the wife; a son, James 7; two other sisters, Mrs. Loran Mc Coy, Minneapolis, and Miss Ruth Forkner, Marion, Ind., and two brothers, Major Bob Forkner, U.S. Army, Omaha, Neb., and Frank Forkner, Muncie Ind.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers