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Feb 4, 1955

Marion Glenn Miller, a World War II veteran and a mechanic at Gonnerman Auto Co., garage in Mt. Vernon the last eight years, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday # Feb 1955) in an Evansville hospital.  He would have been 33 years old on the coming February 22.


Miller "blacked out" and fell in a local cafe Monday morning injuring his head.  A post-mortem autopsy was scheduled for today at the hospital to determine the cause of death.


He was unmarried and resided with his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. French L. Copeland, at Grafton.


The bod will be brought to the Weisingr Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon today and the funeral service will be conducted in the Weisinger chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Welborn Church cemetery northwest of Mt. Vernon.  Rev. Roger Henson, pastor of Bethesda General Baptist Church at Savah, will be the officiating minister.


The deceased, a veteran of 3 1⁄2 years Army service in World War II including a year in battle in the European area, was a member of Owen Dunn post, No. 5, American Legion, Mt. Vernon.  He also was a member of Posey aerie, No. 1717, Fraternal Order of Eagles.


Prior to his entrance into srvice he was employed by Topper's Nash Sales.


The deceased’s father was the late Aaron Miller.  His mother, now Mrs. French L. Copeland, was Iona Alldrege before her first marriage.


Also surviving are a half brother, Donald Miller, Grafton; two stepbrothers, Richard Copeland, Logansport, Ind., and Amos Copeland, Mt. Vernon, and a stepsister, Miss Virginia Copeland, a nurse in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers